Customizing the Still Store View

Different colorists use the Still Store in different ways. Some prefer to flip between two full-screen images as they make their comparisons, while others like to create a split screen so they can compare the Still Store and the shot being graded side by side. Color lets you work either way. For more information, see:

Still Store View Settings

Each still image has its own settings for how that image will appear when it’s recalled. These settings can be found on the right side of the Still Store room.

Figure. Still store parameters and controls.
  • Enable: Makes the currently loaded Still Store image visible in the preview and video output monitors. Identical to the Still Store > Enable (Control-U) command.
  • Transition: This parameter determines how much of the loaded still is visible onscreen. When set to 0, the loaded still is not visible at all. When set to 1, the loaded still fills the entire screen. Any value in between creates a split-screen view.
  • Angle: Changes the angle along which the border of a split screen is oriented. The orientation buttons below automatically change the Angle parameter, but the only way to create a diagonal split screen is to customize this control yourself.
  • Left to Right: Changes the Angle parameter to 180 degrees, to create a vertical split screen with the still to the left.
  • Right to Left: Changes the Angle parameter to 0 degrees, to create a vertical split screen with the still to the right.
  • Top to Bottom: Changes the Angle parameter to –90 degrees, to create a horizontal split screen with the still at the top.
  • Bottom to Top: Changes the Angle parameter to 90 degrees, to create a horizontal split screen with the still at the bottom.

Controls in the Still Store Bin

The Still Store bin has the following controls:

Figure. Up Directory, Home Directory, Icon/List View, and Icon Size controls in the Still Store.
  • Up Directory button: Clicking this button takes you to the next directory up the current path. You cannot exit the project bundle. To keep your project organized you should make sure that you save all your stills within the “StillStore" directory of your project bundle.
  • Home Directory button: Changes the directory path to the “StillStore” directory within your project bundle.
  • Icon View: Changes the Still Store bin to icon view. Each saved still image is represented by a thumbnail, and all stills are organized according to the date and time they were saved, with the oldest stills appearing first (from left to right).
  • List View: In list view, all still images and directories are represented by two columns; the still image file’s name appears to the left, and the date of its creation appears to the right. All stills are organized according to the date and time they were saved, with the oldest appearing at the top and the newest at the bottom.
  • Icon Size slider: When the Still Store bin is in icon view, this slider lets you increase and decrease the size of the thumbnails that are displayed for each still.
    Figure. File, Directory, and New Folder controls in the Still Store.
  • File field: This field does double duty. When you load a still image, this field displays the still image’s name. However, if you enter a custom name and then save another still, the new still will be created with the name you entered.
  • New Folder button: Creates a new subdirectory inside the StillStore directory of your project bundle.
  • Save button: Saves the frame at the current position of the playhead as a still image, for later recall.
  • Load button: Loads a still so that it’s available for comparison using the Enable button, or the Enable command in the Still Store menu (Control-U).