Shot Notes save you time, and keep you organized
Before, during, and after a shot: you can save multiple timecode-stamped notes.
Take a Note.
Tap the “Note” button before, during, or after a shot to
create a new text note.
Take a Picture.
Tap the Camera button to create an
Image Note (on iOS devices with cameras).
Take a Message.
Tap the Microphone button to record a
Voice Note (on iOS devices with microphones).
From the Shot’s History Details view, you can view/search/manage
all a shot’s notes— even add new notes long after your shoot has wrapped.
Choose a Snippet.
Insert snippet phrases into your notes (such as “Interview”,
“Question”, “Extreme Close Up”, or “Tail Sticks”). Quickly switch
between groups of
snippets. Even customize your own snippets and groups.
Type industry-standard abbreviations such as “XWS” and a space.
The abbreviations auto-expand into full snippet phrases like “Extra Wide Shot”. You can
assign your own abbreviation-trigger to any snippet.
Save Time in Post.
Shot Notes can help you later import just the
footage you need. For instance, when shooting
interviews you can create notes to document
when a particular question was asked, or when
something remarkable was said. Each note’s
timecode stamp can help you poinpoint exactly
which content to import.
Make continuity notes to keep track of everything from actor
wardrobe, shot composition, and camera movement to weather conditions. These kind of notes
can really help on reshoot days.
Report and import.
Notes appear in MovieSlate reports. Final Cut 7 imports
MovieSlate notes as markers that appear right in the timeline and/or clip.
Similarly, Avid Media Composer imports MovieSlate notes as “Locators”.