Question about applying Direct Offline Processing to long clips

In our current project we use a lot of very long clips. Some of them go over the entire length of the movie. If I apply DOP there by selecting a certain area, how do I find that area again if I want to change something? Unfortunately, the DOP window doesn’t show any timecode to make it clear where each effect was applied. Instead, just a long list of “RX10” entries. Am I missing something?

Currently, the range of your offline processing is only displayed in the Sample Editor when you bypass that effect, unfortunately.

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Wait, DOP can be applied to just a range of a clip? I didn’t know that, I though it had to be applied to the whole clip, and one would have to cut the clip to put DOP on a specific part.

Yes, that’s a very powerful feature and one of the reasons I switched to Nuendo after being a hardcore Logic user for 30 years. Very handy for manual dessing for example: select an s and apply gain reduction via a key command recalling a DOP-favorit.

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I usually work directly in the project window, so I didn’t even think about the sample editor. But there it would be of course also very helpful. When I asked my question, I was thinking directly about the DOP window. We often edit old projects and mix them up to Dolby Atmos. So we work with finished stems and split them back into individual clips/events as we edit. Since a new instance is not always created, there are sometimes 10 or more DOP effects on the respective reference file. These can then never be found again in the split clips/events.

Therefore it would be really helpful if in the DOP window (and where else it is needed) the timecode would be stored.

As a first measure I will now create a new version every time, even if this is not necessary. At least then I won’t see a DOP effect on an event at the end of the project that was actually applied to an event at the beginning of the project, just because it’s the same clip.

Then my question was at least good for this insight. :rofl:
With Nuendo, this has been working since at least version 4. I’m also dealing with other DAWs and am always annoyed that I can’t simply select a range on a clip as I can in Nuendo, but always have to create/cut a new clip.


Thanks for the info! Had no idea. I guess I always overlooked the little “Range” area in the DOP window by where the checkmark appears.