About the Clip-Based Method

For Cinema Tools to locate a database record using the clip-based location method, it needs to know only the relationship between the source clip and the key numbers or ink numbers. In contrast, the timecode-based method requires that Cinema Tools know the relationship between the key numbers or ink numbers and the video reel and timecode. Because the clip-based method relies on fewer variables, it is more reliable, which is why Cinema Tools tries to use this method first.