Using the Video Scrubber

Version 1.4 introduced the video scrubber, designed to allow you to quickly select and export clips of interest within a video sequence. This allows you to avoid the time consuming task of exporting an entire video just to clip out the areas of interest in another program.

To show the scrubber, click the "Show Scrubber" icon in the lower right hand corner of the window.

You can quickly scroll through the video by hovering your mouse over the scrubber. A white line appears on the scrubber to show you your current location.

Selecting a range

To mark a clip for export, click the beginning of the area of interest and release. A green line will appear, signifying you've selected the beginning of a time range. To complete the selection, simply click the end of the area of interest. The area you selected will be overlaid in green. Note that you can create the selection in either order (clicking the start point or the end point first.)

The scrubber is not limited to one selection range. You may select as many ranges as you would like, and each range will be chained together when Focus exports.

Deselecting a range

You can remove a selected range (or part of a selected range) by holding down the option key and clicking the scrubber. A red line will appear, marking the beginning of your cut. Clicking another location on the scrubber will complete the cut selection, and the area will no longer be selected for export.

Exporting

Finally, to export, click the "Export" button in the lower left hand corner of the window. If you have ranges selected, Focus will automatically export the selected ranges. If no range is selected, then the entire video will be exported. Whole video export can be slow, especially when all four cameras are exported at full resolution.

Currently, four export settings are supported:

  • Maximum resolution. This will export all four cameras in one video at maximum resolution (3840x2400).
  • 1920x1200
  • 1280x720
  • 640x480

Higher resolution videos can take some time to export, especially for large clips.