During production, if the tags you have selected include errored, unsupported files, zero byte files or files for which you do not have the password to access, you may want to omit them from your production. This process is know as culling.
Here's how to cull unproduceable files
1 - Searching for unproduceable files
You can quickly run the search using the quick search bar:
Copy and paste the following text into the quick search bar at the top of your screen and hit the 'return' button:
pstate = errored OR pstate = unsupported OR pstate = "awaiting pass" OR pstate = zero-byte
...then jump to the next section of this guide (2 - Tagging unproduceable files)
NOTE: If you wish to manually run a search for unproduceable files, here's how to:
Step 1. Navigate to the 'Advanced Search' view by clicking the button in the left navigation panel
Step 2. Click on the 'Create New Search' button
Step 3. Set the parameter to 'pstate'
Step 4. Set the value from the drop-down menu on the right to 'Errored'
Step 5. Click on the '+New Rule' button and make sure that the 'OR' operator is highlighted
Step 6. Repeat step 4 and 5, creating 3 more rules, each with the parameter 'pstate', and with the values:
- Awaiting Password
- Zero Byte
Step 7. Click on the 'search execute' button
2 - Tagging unproduceable files
Whether you ran the search using the quick search bar or advanced search, continue from here
Step 1. Check the 'select all' checkbox
Step 2. click on the 'Select all <x> results' text that appears (in the case of more than 10 search results)
Step 3. In the action bar that opens on the right side of your screen, click on the 'Tag' button
Step 4. Create a new tag (e.g. 'To cull') and assign it by clicking on it on the side of the screen
Step 5. Select the 'Apply only to this file' option and click on 'Apply' to apply the tag
3 - Excluding the items using the inverted tag feature
Step 1. Navigate to the 'Productions' view and click on the 'Start Production Wizard' button
Step 2. Enter a name for your production and click on the 'OK' button to proceed to 'Step 2. Select tags for production'
Step 3. Click on all of the tags that you want to include, and also on the tag which is assigned to the files you wish to omit from the production
Step 4. Check the 'Invert' checkbox against the tag you wish to be excluded, then click on the 'OK' button
Step 5. Proceed with the steps of production as covered here (step 3. onwards). The files with the inverted tag will be omitted from the production.
NOTE: Regardless of whether the files have other tags, all files in a production with an 'inverted' attached to them will be left out of the production.