Hi. In the folder where I store all of the elements that I want to put in a video, if I replace a file with a different file but keep the same filename, the new file replaces the element in the video. However, the thumbnail for that element does not change. Is there a way to refresh the thumbnails in the timeline?
Some context on why I am inquiring about this rather than deleting the element from the playlist and timeline: I have placed static images (.png files) in a second video track. The images are callouts for things that are happening in the underlying video playing in the first video track. The callouts all have the same color scheme. I realized, after putting lots of callouts in the new track, that I wanted to change the color of all of the callouts, so, I just replaced the files in the folder from which the images are taken and the new images show up in the video, however, the thumbnails in the timeline have not updated. It would be a pain to redo all the filters for all of the images in the timeline.
I believe that all of the thumbnails are stored in the database in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Meltytech\Shotcut. If I just delete that folder will the database re-initialize? I don’t want to delete that folder for fear of messing up my newly created video and mlt file.
An alternative I am considering is copying all of my files to another computer and installing shotcut. I figure on startup, shotcut will create a new database with new images. But, perhaps that would be the same as deleting the database file.
Thanks for any help on this.