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The Super Grouper

Avid Multigrouping Made Easy

ABOUT

What is the Super Grouper?

The Super Grouper is a set of macros that runs within the Mac version of the application QuicKeys that make the laborious process of multi grouping in Avid Media Composer “set it and forget it” by automating the entire process.

Features

  • Process 24 tracks of video and 24 tracks of audio
  • Automatically move from one track to the next
  • Begin and end at any track
  • Subclip up to 5 sequences
  • Split up a sequence between multiple systems by running different tracks on each
  • Skip over filler
  • Skip blank tracks
  • Use your own add edits or have The Super Grouper create them for you (at both the head and tail of each clip)
  • Resume sub clipping after canceling
  • Compatible with macOS 10.8 - 10.13
  • Compatible with Avid Media Composer 6.0 - 2018.5

Alternatives

The Super Grouper is no longer in active development. This means that while it will still work on the listed versions of macOS and Avid Media Composer, there is no plan to update it to support newer versions for several reasons, only one of which is the fact that Quickeys, which is required to use The Super Grouper, is a 32 bit application and no longer works in macOS 10.15 Catalina.

 

There are several faster and more efficient alternatives now available: 

 

 

  • Believe it or not, beginning with Media Composer 2018.12 multigrouping is now built into the software! With just the click of a button you can turn a synced sequence into a multigroup! Check it out: https://youtu.be/bzYcR3CJYC8
  • If you're on an older version of Media Composer a great, free solution that's almost as easy is ACME Tools Grouper: https://www.acmetools.tv/
  • One more option is GroupItForMe. It's a paid service but it will definitely get the job done: https://groupitforme.com/

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Installation & Setup

running supergrouper

grouping multiple sequences

grouping for stage shows with the super chunk

In 2012, while working as an assistant editor on a show for the Discovery channel I became very frustrated with how tedious the multi grouping process is in Avid Media Composer. Having learned from Ian Hurley the power of using QuicKeys, I decided to try my hand at automating the process. I started with a macro that Ian had made which was unique in that it could move from one track to the next. Initially I wanted to create something simple but I quickly realized the power of automation and QuicKeys and the project became what is now The Super Grouper.

As someone who knows the pain of working on a large show with complex sequences and tons of tracks it is my goal to get The Super Grouper into as many hands and assist stations as possible, so please get the word out! And if you have any suggestions or requests please contact me below.

I’ve worked countless hours over the years to make The Super Grouper what it is today and due to licensing issues with Startly, the creator of QuicKeys I can't legally sell The Super Grouper but if you find that the Super Grouper is a important part of your workflow and makes your job easier please donate or encourage your employer to donate! I very much appreciate it!

For Media Composer 6.0 - 8.0

For OS X 10.6 - 10.7

For Media Composer 5.5 and older or Avid Symphony 6.5 and older

Required to run the Super Grouper

For Media Composer 7.0 - 2018.5

PLEASE NOTE:

 2018.3 and 2018.4  are not  compatible!

For macOS 10.8 - 10.13

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Download 4.0.7

Download 3.2

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