The Super Grouper
Avid Multigrouping Made Easy
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.
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:
SEE IT IN ACTION
Installation & Setup
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
2018.3 and 2018.4 are not compatible!
For macOS 10.8 - 10.13
The Super Grouper