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'

Set the parameter to pstate and the values to the types you wish to cull

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: 

  • Unsupported
  • Awaiting Password
  • Zero Byte

Step 7Click 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

Select all the search results then tag them

Step 4. Create a new tag (e.g. 'To cull') and assign it by clicking on it on the side of the screen

Create and assign a new tag

Step 5. Select the 'Apply only to this file' option and click on 'Apply' to apply the tag

select the 'Apply to item only' option

3 - Excluding the items using the inverted tag feature

Step 1. Navigate to the 'Productions' view and click on the 'Start Production Wizard' button

Go to the production 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'

Name your production and click on the OK button

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.