Main interface

The White Dash Player was designed to make selective cuts in the new Panasonic GH5 6K photo mode and other 4K and beyond video clips before batch conversion - reducing compute time and disk storage needs. Selections are then appended to a shot list one at a time until ready to be saved to either a Simple EDL (.sedl) for import into Convert V4, Dali's Mustache or the new V6 Media Tool Suite for transcoding, or alternately saved to a standard CMX3600 EDL for use in pro editing applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer


Use the right-click context-sensitive menu to import a clip from the standard Windows open file dialog



White Dash controls are much like any other player with play, stop, frame reverse and frame forward along with in and out mark buttons. Use the [ and ] transport buttons for moving directly to the first or last frame instantly without scrubbing

The idea is to select portions of each clip that you want to work with - and then convert only those portions rather than convert entire clips. This can save an incredible amount of computer render time - and in the case of high-bitrate codecs can save a huge amount of disk space. You trim your clips and save the selections for either conversion to other formats or for importing into other pro applications

Marked regions are shown by [ and ] marks that identify the range selected


TC Panel

The timecode panel keeps track of current timecode as you scrub or play through a clip
The total frame count is displayed right beside the timecode panel



As you mark in / out regions with the [ Mark In and Mark Out ] buttons, use the Add To Shotlist button to record your selection to the shot list. Every new set of in / out marks gets appended to the shot list. You can record multiple cuts from a clip into the shot list or mark several clips for a large batch conversion in a single shot list. Once completed you can save the shot list to SEDL for use with the V6 Media Command Builder or as a standard EDL


Clip resolution, framerate, duration, timecode start, timecode end, timecode span and total number of frames information is displayed directly within the interface. Hover over a control for tool tips


Click the "grab frame" to save a full-frame TIFF, PNG, BMP, or JPG image of the current frame

Right-click in the player interface to open Preferences to select the captured image format and to set the capture directory

screen grab



Shot List

The shot list contains entries of all the clips and the in / out ranges along with timecode information for exporting to EDL. To work with Convert V3 it is necessary to export to S-EDL. You can then import that S-EDL into Convert V4, select the conversion of choice and batch-convert the selected ranges from each clip. (Convert V4 cannot import standard EDLs)

You can remove individual entries from the shot list at any time. Use the right-click menu to remove selections, save to S-EDL or EDL and clear the shot list for a new S-EDL



LEFT and RIGHT - Seek Backward / Forward 1 frame
UP and DOWN - Seek Backward / Forward 1 second
I - Mark In Point
O - Mark Out Point
A - Add Cut to Shot list
R - Reset In / Out Marks
P / SPACE - Play / Pause


White dash uses the MPV command-line player for viewing video clips and is compatible with most formats including XAVC and handles 8K resolution and beyond. MPV is also hardware accelerated so playback is smooth even with limited computer resources



White Dash does not have the ability to seek to the in or out points - hold down on the small double arrows icons to move forward or backward quickly through the clip then use the sngle frame arrows to zero in on a frame

The trackbar does not have the ability to scrub - use the same procedure as above to move through the clip by

1 second increments


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