Avid Behaving Badly #9: Autosequences

Dear Avid,

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.  I know that you're very busy fucking up someone else's job, career, and possibly life, and so I truly appreciate you stepping away from whatever catastrophe of television horror you were in the process of creating to listen to my humble question.

Why doesn't autosequencing work?

If timecode is a thing, and sorting by timecode is a thing, then why the fuck, when I sort my clips by goddamn timecode, do you sometimes just give me an autosequence of them that is fifteen fucking days long?!?  And then, when your shitty little single-processor-using compu-brain goes and makes a fifteen day long autosequence for no fucking reason, why do you even bother to alert me that the playlength toggle needs to be turned on?  I mean, if you know it needs to be turned on, why don't you just go ahead and turn the damn thing on already??

But I digress.

They say that the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting different results.  Autosequencing, then, is proof that you, Avid, are driving me fucking insane, because the way to fix a bad autosequence is to delete the bad sequence and then autosequence the exact same clips in the exact same order as before.

Like, hypothetically, if I have one clip that starts at TC 08;12;36;14, one that starts at 12;44;40;02, and one that starts at 23;11;14;00, why in the fucking pig-footed hells would you think that the last clip should go 32 HOURS before the first clip in the autosequence?  Oh, you don't think that this time?  That's good news.  I guess everything is totally fine and we can all go home now.  Dick.

Warm regards,


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