Media Bin Basics

The Media Bin plugin handles loading, organizing and triggering clips.

Next in this series see how to set up Media Bin UI sync with hardware MIDI controllers such as the APC20.

Step 1: Drag files to a Media Bin from the Finder or import some of the built-in sources from the Import Media window.

Once loaded, click on a file to play it on the layer specified in the top-left of the media bin.

Dragging three movie files from the Finder to a media bin.

Add built-in sources from the file browser or contextual menu.

Step 2: Shift-Click on one or more clips to select them. Selected clips can be dragged to new locations in the bin.

Step 3: Right-Click on a clip and choose the 'Inspect Selected Files' option to preview and edit settings in the Workspace Inspector.

Also see this more detailed look at the File Inspector.

A selected clip in the media bin that has been inspected.

Step 4: To assign trigger shortcuts, inspect the Media Bin, click the 'Detect' button and then press a key on the keyboard.

Tip: Any available data-source can be used to trigger  clips, besides keyboard presses, MIDI, OSC, DMX can be detected. Built-in providers such as audio analysis and LFOs can be assigned by the pop-up menu for each table row.

Media bin with loaded clips and its inspector.