User Manual - Sportstec Support

User Manual - Sportstec Support
User Manual
Table of Contents
Overview of Studiocode
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Studiocode Set-up Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Current Version of Studiocode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Registration of Studiocode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Before You Start Using Studiocode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Dongle Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Change the Registration Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Choosing Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Studiocode Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Edit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Overlay Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Commando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Apple Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Studiocode Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
The Studiocode Main Tool Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Launch Studiocode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
The Code Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Create a New Code Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
The Code Window Toolbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Code Button History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Button Information Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Studiocode Button Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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Code Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Text Label Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Title Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Graphic Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Edit Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Create/Add New Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Create or Add a New Label Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Use A Picture As A Graphic Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Resize a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Delete a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Move a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Move a Group of Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Duplicate a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Duplicate a Group of Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Button Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Edit Button window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Edit A Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Change A Button Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change A Button Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change the Position of a Button Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change the Text Color of a Button Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change the Visibility of a Button Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change the Font Size of a Button Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Frame a Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Lock a Button Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Wrap Button Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Display Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Change a Button Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Populate Rows in Timeline Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Blocking Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Set Lead And Lag Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Lead Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Program a Default Lead Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Program a Custom Lead Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Lag Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Customize a Lag Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Re-activate Lag Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Customized Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Assign Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Change the Hot Key Text Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Hide Hot Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Capture Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Code Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Coding Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Stop Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Pause / Restart Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Live Transcription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Label Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using Label Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Click and add labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adding a label to a group of selected instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Removing a label from a group of selected instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Button Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Exclusive Links - Code Button to Code Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Exclusive Links - Text Label to Code Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Activation Links - Button to Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Remove a Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Analysis from the Code Window - Matrix Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Create a New Code Window Using an Existing One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Saving Code Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
The Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Components of the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
The Timeline Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Create a New Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Save a Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Editing Labels in an Instance in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Exporting Instances to a Transcription Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Movie Packaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Place front movie and timeline inside a movie package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Timeline Backup Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The Timeline Timecode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The Labels Tree Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Accessing and Creating a Labels Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adding a New Text Label to The Labels Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Deleting a Text Label in the Labels Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Changing a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Creating Branches for the Labels Tree Popup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Editing Text Labels Using the Labels Tree Pop Up Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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Strip Instance Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Remove duplicate labels from Selected Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
To Add or Remove a Text Label in an Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Importing Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Edit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
XML Edit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Tab Delimited Data into selected instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Generic CSV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Set Directory for Auto XML Import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Making the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Signal Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Setting Video and Audio Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Compression Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Video Codecs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Audio Codecs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
The Capture Window Toolbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Customize the Capture Window Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Capture Window Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Basic capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Quick Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Append Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Update Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Communicate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Communicate Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Capture Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Code Window functions during Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Synchronizing Sound and Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
When Do Synchronization Problems Occur?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Add Capture Event to iCal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Delete a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Linking Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Link a Re-Captured Movie to a timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Link another Movie to a Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Align Instances after Re-Capturing a Movie – Nudge Right Or Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using the Mouse to slide and move instances in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Adjust Placement of Selected Instances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Remote Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Server And Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Setting Up a Basic Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Preferences for Remote Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Name/Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Port Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Default Password for Auto Connection To Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Allow Servers to Start/Stop Capturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Allow Servers to Pause/Resume Capturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Allow Servers to Update Capturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Do Not Show Errors As They Occur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Do Not Connect With Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Stop Servers Connecting To This Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Disable Automatic Connection To Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Use AMX Communication Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Remote Communication Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Stop/Disable All Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
The Communication Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Connecting To Clients For Remote Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Automatic Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Manual Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Capturing Using Remote Communication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Remote Communication Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Movie Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Playing any Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Pause any Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
View the Movie Frame by Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Play a Movie in Slow or Fast Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Go to a Specific Part of the Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Movie Playback Keyboard Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Creating Instance Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Play a Single Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Play All Instances in a Single Row . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Merge Rows, Sequential Rows, and Selection Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Merge Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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Sequential Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Selection Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Presenting Instance Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Present a Movie in Full Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Stop Presenting a Movie in Full Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Loop Instance Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adjust the Movie Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Resize Movie Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Exporting Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
DV Video Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Video Out Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Using Instance Movie Chapter Markers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Viewing Text Labels In An Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Manipulating Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Closing Movie Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Movie Window Sizes and Proportions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Overlay Two Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Align Two Overlaid Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Change Transparency Level of Movie Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Flip an Instance Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Stacking Instance Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Stacking Timeline Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Stack Movie Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Changing Stack movie view locations in the grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Changing Stack movie grid layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Stack movie Playback Preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Editing Instance Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Delete a Segment in an Instance Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Copy, Cut and Paste Instance Movie Segments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Drag and Drop Instance Movie Segments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Combining Instance Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Saving Instance Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Removing Extra Movie Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Multiplying Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Working with Code Rows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Move a Row. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
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Select Multiple Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Duplicate a Row . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Delete a Row . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Edit Code Row Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Change Code Name Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Add a New Blank Row to a Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Create a New Row from Selected Instances using New Row + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Create a Combination of Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Sorting Code Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Sort Rows by Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Sort Rows by Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Sort Rows by Color then by Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Sort Rows by Number of Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Sort Rows in Reverse Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Editing Instances in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Manually Creating a New Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Adjust the Length of an Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Delete an Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Copy an Instance from One Row to Another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Move an Instance from One Row to Another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Instance Splitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Combining Timelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Merging Timelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Databasing Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
The Find Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Quick Label Searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Advanced Search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Establishing Search Criteria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Making Movies From Found Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Find And Replace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Code Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Using The Code Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
The Code Matrix Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Adding Columns and Rows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Removing Columns and Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Swapping Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Sorting Columns and Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Print The Code Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Loading Timelines In The Code Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Matrix Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Count labels inside of instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Add new labels and codes to matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Keep existing labels and rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Replace rows from selected Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Replace Labels and Codes from selected Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Information Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Add Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Organizing Rows and Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Copy The Code Matrix As A Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Copy The Code Matrix As A Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Create A New Code Row In The Timeline From A Text Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Duplicating Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Combining Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Changing the Boolean Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Saving The Code Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Resetting The Code Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Movie Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Paste Instances Into The Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Playing Instances In The Movie Organizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Make Movie Options In The Movie Organizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Changing Row Name In Movie Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Editing Instances And Movies In The Movie Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Paste A Picture From The Clipboard Into The Movie Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Changing Labels with the Labels Tree Pop-up Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Adding Text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Save A Movie Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Database Instances from a Movie Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Instance Sequencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Play and Edit Instances in the Instance Sequencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Delete Instances from the Instance Sequencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Editing Labels in the Instance Sequencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Transcription Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Transcription Tool Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Transcription Window Column Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Transcription Window Column Type Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Transcription Window Column Settings Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
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Transcribing Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Exporting Instances to a Transcription Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Creating an Instance Movie in the Transcription Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Viewing and Editing Instances in the Transcription Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Sorting Rows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Synchronizing Changes Back to the Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Overlay Text Display Options in the Transcription Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Transcription in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Adding a Transcription to an instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Viewing Transcription text in a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Setting the amount of lines of text displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
The Drawing Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
The Drawing Window Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Drawing Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Changing a Drawing Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Using the Text Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Delete Drawing Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Customizing the Drawing Tool Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Create a Movie incorporating the Drawing Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Create Angles and Measurement Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Line Measurement Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Set the Line Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Setting the Scale Factor for the Line Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Angle Measurement Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Using a Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Statistics Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Create A Statistics Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
The Statistics Window Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Moving around a Statistics Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Opening The Edit Script Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Adding A Script . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Statistical Commands Quick Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Display Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
CELL_COLOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
ROW_COLOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Information Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
CELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
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COUNT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
END . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
END TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
HH:MM:SS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
INSTANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
INSTANCES2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
INSTANCE[x] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
LABEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
LABEL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
LABELS IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
LARGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
LENGTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
LIMIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
LOOKUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
OVERLAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
RANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
SMALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
START . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
START TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
TIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
UNIQUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
UNIQUE RANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
WHERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Logical Commands... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
EXIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
FROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
IF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
NOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Numeric Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
CEILING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
DECIMAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
FLOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
ROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Statistical Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
SUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
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Text Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Variable Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
$COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
$ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Output Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
BUTTON STATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
PUSH BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
SEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
SEND BUTTON COLOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
SEND TEXT COLOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Exporting Data Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Export an Edit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Export an XML Edit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Export Transcript Text File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Export Transcriber XML File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Instance Frequency Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Export Final Cut XML . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Converting Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Direct Movie Exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
iPhone movie to iTunes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
AppleTV movie to Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Selected instances by row to iPhone movie to iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Flatten movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Convert movie package... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Create an Edit List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
To Copy a Movie Frame to Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
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Hot Tips
Add a graphic to a code window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Applying Properties to Multiple Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Hot Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Live Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Use multiple Labels Tree Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Update Code Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Network Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Create New Row Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Code Button Colors and Sorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Editing Labels with the Label Tree Popup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Creating Title Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Copy and Paste Rows with Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Use Cell References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Copy to Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Drag and Drop Reference Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Mac OS X Snapshot Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Part 1 - An Introduction
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This manual will help you find your way around Studiocode. It includes descriptions of the
features and functions you will use and it assumes you have already seen a demonstration or
been trained in using Studiocode and therefore have some knowledge base of how it works.
If you are unfamiliar with the Studiocode suite of products, or require more information, please
contact the Studiocode Business Group by email : [email protected]
An Introduction
Welcome to Studiocode - The Ultimate in Performance Evaluation
1. Click on the Studiocode icon
in the dock or on your desktop.
2. Create a new Code Window. This is the window where you can design your analysis platform
by creating and editing code buttons to categorize events in the video.
3. Decide which events in the video you want to categorize (code) for future analysis.
4. Create and name Code Buttons for all the events. For example: you may want to code a
particular person, a particular action, or each time a specific event occurs in the video. Each
button will code specific instances for the actions in the timeline.
5. Capture (record) the movie to the hard drive and at the same time code the information you
need using the buttons in the code window.
6. You now have the movie captured and the information about the movie coded in a timeline.
The movie and the timeline are linked together and are a chronological record of the
instances you have coded.
7. Now the movie is captured you can also transcribe the movie directly from within Studio
code. The transcription window will provide you with the ability to populate the timeline
with instances based on captured events.
8. You can now analyze performance according to the information on the timeline. If you want to
change the information, add to it or delete from it, it’s easy. Studiocode is completely flexible
to fit your needs.
Capture
Here’s a quick guide how the Studiocode process works. You’ll find step by step instructions in
the following pages.
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Using Studiocode is easy – just follow some simple steps and you’ll be on your way.
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Studiocode Set-up Requirements
The minimum recommended computer requirements for Studiocode are:
‡ Apple Macintosh with a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core Duo or faster
‡ Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or greater
‡ 4 GB RAM
‡ Your Hard Disk Drive storage requirements @ 13 GB per hour of video
‡ Built-in Firewire 800 or greater
‡ QuickTime 7 (or later)
We strongly recommend adding more RAM and hard disk space to any computer using Studiocode
Current Version of Studiocode
The current version which this manual relates to is Studiocode Version 4.0.
To check which version of Studiocode you are operating, click on “Studiocode” in the Main Menu. The
first item in the drop down menu “About Studiocode n.nn.nn” displays the Studiocode version you
have.
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Before You Start Using Studiocode
Studiocode will only run if you have either inserted a dongle (software
protection key) or registered an online code over the internet.
Make sure you close all other applications while you’re using
Studiocode.
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Registration of Studiocode
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When you launch Studiocode for the first time, you will see the following dialogue box.
Choose online to register online or dongle to use the dongle registration method.
The registration code that you received with the software should be put into the registration
code box of the window. If you input the code correctly you will see a red tick at the end of the
text box.
Clicking will
connect your computer to the Sportstec internet registration
server and carry out the registration process.
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If you select to register online you will then be presented with a registration process dialogue
box. You must have your computer connected to the internet before you do this.
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Successful registration is indicated by:
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Dongle Registration
Please connect your dongle to a USB port on your computer. Select dongle registration and you
will then be presented with a registration process dialogue box.
The registration code that you received
with the software should be put into the
registration code line.
Clicking
will
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Successful registration is indicated by:
Change the Registration Mode
1. Select the Studiocode application menu on the top left of the main menu bar, then “Change
Registration Code”...
2. If you inadvertently select the incorrect registration method, you can change this during the
launching process by holding down the ESC key when clicking on the icon.
Choosing Language
There are two options that can be used to run Studiocode on a non-English operating system.
Method 1 is probably the easiest to implement and allows you to temporarily switch languages
(see next page).
If this temporary method is not satisfactory, the second method is more permanent. This more
permanent method would mean that you could have specific local language or English versions.
To run in English, you would start the English version and it would use English irrespective of
the operating system.
Please note: We will use Japanese examples to outline the steps required to choose your
language options.
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There are two ways to do this:
5. Drag English to the top position.
6. Start Studiocode. It should start in
English.
7. When the session is finished, the user
should reset the order of languages
found prior to changing them in the
steps described above.
Please note: This order can affect the
operating system if the user logs out or
reboots. For example, if the order in step
5 was used, and the user logged out and
logged in again, or rebooted the system,
the operating system would run in English.
Forcing Studiocode to run in English
irrespective of the Operating System (OS).
1. Make a copy of Studiocode and rename
it to distinguish it from the original. In this
example, it has been appended with ‘(Eng)’.
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2. Hold down the control key and click on
the duplicated version, and select ‘Show
Package Contents’.
3. Click the list view so that it is easier to see
the contents.
4. Expand the view until you see something
like this
5. The folders ending in ‘.lproj’ define the
language preferences. You can see that
this version of Studiocode is set up to
handle 5 different languages. (Australian
English.lproj is used for testing.)
Studiocode uses this list to try to match
the language used in the international
language preferences.
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1. Quit Studiocode if it is running.
2. Go to System Preferences.
3. Choose International in the personal
settings area.
4. Click the language tab. Your preferences
should look like this if you are running a
Japanese operating system.
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If all but the ‘English.lproj’ folder is renamed
(or removed) then Studiocode should boot
in English irrespective of the operating
system. Our recommendation is that you
place an ‘x’ in front of the languages that
you don’t want so that the operating
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Studiocode Preferences
The Preferences windows provides you with a series of settings for Studiocode.
Here’s an index of the function settings with an explanation of the specific setting options.
General :
When Auto save Timeline data is selected, any opened timeline will be saved automatically as the
timeline is updated.
By selecting the Auto load files option, any files that are open when Studiocode is quit, they will
be reopened on the next launch of Studiocode. We recommend doing this on match day. Turn this
option on, open all the windows that will be used such as code windows, matrices and statistical
windows, then quit Studiocode. The next time you launch, they open again in the last used positions.
Open timelines with playhead set start moves the playhead to the beginning of the movie if the
timeline is not in the opened recent list. If the timeline is in the open recent list, then the last
playhead location is set.
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Quick Recording Folder - This is the default folder where the capture package will be saved
automatically when the Quickstart capture feature is used
Use timecode produced from capturing device - Timecode generated from the capture device
will be saved in the timeline timecode track.
Close window when recording stopped - When this option is selected, the capture window
will be closed when capture has been ended.
Equalize video and sound tracks when capturing - This option is used when recording MPEG4
video in the Standard capture window. It helps with video and audio sycnhronization
Allow code mode during capture - When selected, code mode can be used in the code
window to code instances at the location of the playhead in the timeline during capture. Note:
Remember to switch back to capture mode in the code window to code instances using the
capture movie window not the timeline movie window.
Show timeline movie during capture - When selected, the timeline movie window will appear
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along with the capture window. This is neccessary when using code mode.
Capture type
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Standard capture - If this option is selected, the standard capture window is used through out
the application. This is there for legacy workflow purposes only. It is not recommended to use
this window unless you require specific MPEG-4 or other codec compression settings during
capture. It does have all the features of the Realtime capture window.
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Update timeline regularly during capture - As a means to help reduce graphics processing,
this option is turned off by default. When it is enabled, the timeline window updates more
quickly and travel along displaying a zoomed in section of the timeline. Enabling this option,
makes constant playback in delay possible.
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Default movie segment duration - During capture, the incoming video is captured in small
parts. This allows the application to access the files directly for instance movie creation, timeline
share, etc. This preference sets the default duration for each movie part. It is recommended that
longer movie durations are used except when using timeline share.
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Minimum movie segment duration - According to this setting a movie part will never be
shorter in duration than this time. The smaller the movie parts are, the more file referencing
must take place and this slows things down tremendously. This is particularly important for
timeline sharing as it is readied for access by the timeline share process as quickly as possible.
When a code button has ended, it signals the capture window to end the current movie part
that is being captured in order to allow access to the latest captured video part in the timeline.
So, if the setting if a code button was ended after 5 seconds of a movie part starting and this
setting is set to 1 minute, it will take another 55 seconds for the movie part to be ended and
ready for viewing in the timeline. We recommend using 30 seconds for default duration and 15
seconds for minimum duration settings when using timeline share. Otherwise, use the default
settings.
Note: Choosing Never and None for the above 2 options will create one movie part for the entire
duration of the capture session.
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Realtime capture - The Realtime capture option is the default selection, selecting this
option will cause the Realtime capture window to be used through out the program. It is the
recommended option.
Communication
Refer to pages 78 - 84 for detailed instructions for Remote Communications settings
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Name / Description - This sets the computer name that will be displayed in the Remote
Communications window. Note: Avoid using puncuation characters in the name. Keep the
names simple.
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Change Password - This sets the password that allows others to access remote communication
features over the network.
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Use same password as default for autoconnection to clients - This allows the settings of one
password for all networked machines. It can greatly simplify the connection process.
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Allow servers to Start/Stop capture - This option will allow or block start and stop capture
commands.
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Allow servers to Pause/Resume capturing - This option will allow or block pause and resume
capture commands.
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Allow servers to update capturing - This option will allow or block capture update commands
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Do not show errors as they occur - When selected, this option will supress the error log from
appearing if an error is encountered.
Advanced Options
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Do not connect with clients - This option will stop a computer connecting to any clients in the
Remote communications window. This blocks commands from being sent from the computer
to other clients.
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Stop servers connecting to this computer - This option will block servers from accessing the
computer.
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Disable automatic connection to clients - When selected, the autoconnection process will not
take place in the Remote Communications window. The connection process will have to be
undertaken manually.
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Stop / Disable all communication - This turns on or off all communications. It is recommended
that remote communications is turned off when not using the feature.
Labels
Show Groups
Copy all Labels when transfering instances
Edit List
The edit list preference enables or disables live edit list export during capture and coding sessions.
Either format can be exported singularly or simulatenously. The file formats are described in length
in the Export section of this manual.
Choose the target file directory by clicking the popup menu below the Directory for timeline text.
The default is the capture package and generally this option should always be used. Only change
this setting if these data files will be used in an alternate workflow like for updating a web site or
something. We recommend always using the XML format.
Note: Another added benefit of enabling these options, is they provide another form of backup for
the timeline data.
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Update timeline share edit list every X seconds - Use this option to increase or decrease the
frequency of which the edit list is updated. This applies to both exports and helps with timing when
scripting is used to pick up the data from the file. NOTE: Be careful not to set this number too low, in
some situations trying to update a file too quickly will actually take the process longer overall and
can also interrupt other processes.
The overlay text preferences can be set live, so we recommend opening a movie with overlay text,
then make changes to the preferences. This will save some time getting the settings perfect.
Overlay text font size is set by inputting the desired font size in the text box.
Showing or hiding components of overlay text is done by ticking the boxes next to each component.
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Movie Overlay Text
Changing colors of overlay text components is done by clicking on the color well below the
component and choosing a color.
Background and Text overlay opacity of the overlay text can be set by dragging the slider or
manually inputting an opacity value. The lower the value, the more invisible the background will be.
The background opacity sets the opacity for the background of the text that is displayed where the
text overlay opacity sets the opacity for the overall text display of all components.
Vertical text position is changed by moving the slider. The text can be moved to the absolute top and
bottom boundaries of the movie frame.
Full Screen Time Display
When “Time displayed while presenting full screen” is selected, a time counter will be shown in a
floating window over the movie. The floating window position can be changed by clicking and
dragging on the window.
Display whole seconds removes the hundredths place from the counter. This makes the window less
wide hiding the higher precision data.
There are 3 time display options:
1. Movie time displays the actual movie time from 00:00:00.00 to its end as it relates to its total play
length.
2. Relative movie time displays the time for which the instances are found in a timeline. This is
convenient for finding its position in the timeline. When this is selected, the time display is not
continuous, it can appear to jump from 01:03:15 to 00:03:25. This depends on how the movie was
created.
3. TimeCode displays the timecode track information which is time of day for when the movie was
captured or for what time the movie timecode was set.
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to present a movie full screen and use the mouse to set the position.
The size of the time text can be changed using the slider or manually inputted.
The background opacity can be set using the slider or manually inputted.
The background can be switched on or off by ticking the box.
The background color can be set by clicking on the color well and selecting a color.
The foreground opacity slider sets the overall opacity for the time display. This is set by dragging the
slider or manually inputted a value.
Apple Remote
This preference is used to set up the Apple Remote options. Click on the different drop down menus
to set the options. See the Apple Remote description in this manual for more details.
Code
This preference is used to set up the Commando Remote options. Click on the different drop down
menus to set the options. See the Commando remote description in this manual for more details.
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Hide drawings when playing movie at full screen- When selected, this option will hide drawings
on an instance when the instance movie is presented in full screen.
Delete full screen drawings when movie starts - This option only works in full screen, when
selected, drawings that have been drawn on the movie while the movie is paused will be
deleted when the movie begins to play.
Pen size - This sets the pen size for the drawing pencil cursor.
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There are times when a lot of windows from various applications might be open at the same time,
selecting Bring all windows forward when a single window is clicked will make sure that all the open
Studiocode windows come to the front and will not be obscured by another application’s window.
To make moving timelines and their movies around a little easier, select the Group timeline and
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movie windows option. The timeline and its movie window will be locked together and can be
dragged around together as one. This works great if the Default timeline and movie arrangement
option is turned on also. To move them independently, hold down SHIFT and click and drag on the
window to reposition it.
The Edit instance window for sorter options are:
1. Standard. While this option is selected, the edit instance movie will play through once unless
movie looping is turned on and remain in the current row of the sorter.
2. Go to next instance. While this option is selected, the edit instance movie will play through to the
end, then the sorter window will drop down a row from the current selected row and the movie for
the new row will be paused at the start.
3. Go to next instance and play. While this option is selected, the edit instance movie will play
through to the end, then the sorter window will drop down a row from the current selected row and
the movie for the new row will be start to play automatically.
Maximum number of instance movies value set how many instance movies can be open at one time.
Once the maximum is reached the oldest movie made will be closed to allow the new one to be
created.
While working with Studiocode, windows get pushed all over the place especially timelines, to
help create some consistency in where a timeline will open select Default timeline and movie
arrangement. This option sets the timeline movie in the upper left corner of the screen and does a
best effort to maximize the timeline window to display the most data that it can on the screen.
When using the statistical live during coding, it is very desirable to have this option selected. As
changes in the timeline are made, this triggers the statistical window to automatically execute. While
building and testing a statistical window having this option turned on can be bothersome, so we
recommend turning it off for those occasions. This will save a little time by not throwing up errors
every time a change is made.
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Use single field - Only one field is shown of an interlaced movie. This helps clean up jagged
edges when the video is paused.
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Use both fields - Both fields are shown of an interlaced movie. Jagged edges maybe present
when presenting full screen on the computer screen.
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Duration of text movies for instances - This sets the duration of static text movies and titles for
instance movies created from the timeline, matrix, and movie organizer.
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Limit chapter track text to “nnnn” characters - When there are a lot of labels for an instance,
the instance movie cannot display them in the chapter menu of the instance movie window.
the chapter menu is removed in this situation. To retain the chapter menu, set an amount of
text to be displayed in this setting, only that amount of characters will be displayed and the
rest will be truncated. This allows enough room for the timeline in the instance movie to be
displayed and used properly.
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Don’t play sound if movie playback speed is greater than “nnn” percent - Setting this option
helps using the playback speed slider in the main toolbar. In some cases, the default playback
speed may be greatly increased to allow for faster coding. Cutting out the sound playback
makes this process smoother.
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Expand or contract audio - Set this option to automatically adjust the length of the audio track
to match the video track. This can help with audio video synchronization.
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Timeline stack movie lead time when view is switched - The default for this setting is 10, this
means when one angle of the stack is being played and the view is switched, th playhead will
jump back 10 seconds, so the new view can be easily replayed without rewinding. This jump
only occurs when the movie is playing. If the movie is paused, the angles will switch without
the playhead moving.
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Instance movie plays from previous chapter marker when view is switched - Like the timeline
stack movie, this causes the playhead to jump back to the start of the instance or chapter. This
makes replaying another angle easier because the movie does not have to be rewound.
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Multiview hotkeys - Turn on the multiview hotkeys by selecting the check box, then click on
the boxes next to Movie 1, Movie 2, etc. Choose a hotkey by pressing a key on the keyboard.
Movie 1 will be the top right angle, Movie 2 will be the next one to the right and so on. If there
are 4 or more angles, the numbering will flow from right to left and down. Note: These hotkeys
will override any other hotkeys in the application, so it is recommended that code windows are
checked for clashing hotkeys.
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Auto play movies created - When an instance is created from any source, it will open and begin
to paly.
Adjust resolution for full screen movies - This option reduces the screen resolution when
presenting movies full screen. It can help smooth out playback when viewing movies full
screen, particularly on older computers. This is helpful when presenting H.264 compressed
movies. Note: the screen go through a black transition period when a movie is presented, this
is normal.
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Remove unused movies when web reporting - When the matrix is exporting live, many
movies are created because the cells are constantly updating during the coding process.
Enabling this option will clean these movies up during the process. This should remain enabled
in most situations, there are a few workflows where the extra movies are desired thus the
option.
Ignore groups for new matrix - When selected, this option will cause the matrix not to show
the label groups for the labels.
Row totals are all instances in timeline row - Select this option to display the row totals as
number of instances as opposed to displaying the total number of labels.
New matrix columns sorted by group - By turning this option on, when a matrix is made from
the timeline or code window, the labels will be sorted by their respective groups.
Users public website folder - This option sets up the default web sharing folder for a user. It is
rarely necessary to change this option.
Computers public website folder - This option sets up the default web sharing folder for the
system. It is rarely necessary to change this option.
Many terms in this manual have specific meanings in Studiocode. Here’s a brief explanation of
the most common terms.
Capture
To record a movie to a file on the hard disk drive.
Code
A category for information in your movie. When you want to mark a piece of action from a
movie for later reference/analysis you code that as an event with a code button.
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Code Button
Code buttons are used to define an event by its name and time when it occurred in a movie.
The code matrix is a two dimensional grid representation of code rows and text labels in a
timeline.
Code Window
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The window for creating and using code buttons to categorize events in a timeline.
Database
Instance
An instance is a coded segment of a movie. An instance becomes part of a timeline for that
movie (also see Code).
Label
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A database is a timeline created by exporting selected instances from one or multiple
timelines. The database process only exports the specified code and movie data. This process
removes all the unwanted code and movie data and allows you to compile information in
one file.
A Label is text inserted into an instance to describe an event or a consequence of an event
marked by a code button
Lag time presets a specific length of time to an instance when it is being coded so that it
creates an instance of a fixed length. Lag time creates a button that only needs to be pressed
once. The beginning of the instance is marked when the button is pressed down and the end
is marked when the lag time runs out.
Lead Time
Lead time automatically adds a preset time to the beginning of an instance when it is being
coded. When you click on the code button to code the instance Studiocode marks the timeline
by the amount of the Lead Time ahead of when the Code button is clicked.
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Movie
The performance you are using as the source of your information.
A special type of folder that contains timeline and movie data.
Timeline
The window that displays a timeline showing each instance of all code buttons chronologically
recorded.
Title Button
A title button is an inactive rectangle used to title a set of buttons. Title buttons can also be
graphics in the window that do not perform any actions.
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Open file
Opens saved files.
Undo
Removes the last action.
Save
Saves the file.
Capture
Opens the capture movie window.
Volume
Selects the speaker volume level.
Playback rate control
Temporarily sets the playback speed for all movies.
Loop mode
Sets the playback mode for play once or repeat.
Fast forward/Fast rewind
Steps forward or backwards 1 second.
Play/Pause
Plays or pauses the movie.
Forward/Back
Steps forward or backwards 1 frame at a time.
Present Movie
Plays the movie full screen.
Drawing Tool Bar
Opens the drawing tool bar.
Export to DV Device
Export DV format movie to external DV device.
Keyboard Shortcuts
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LEFT RIGHT UP DOWN ARROWS
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PAGE UP PAGE DOWN
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DELETE
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Open all timelines in folder
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Save
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Save as
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Print
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Quit
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Combine timeline windows
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Undo
ŔZ
Cut
ŔX
Copy
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Paste
ŔV
Select all
ŔA
Cut movie segment
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Copy movie segment
ŠŔC
Paste movie segment
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Delete movie segment
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Instance edit
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Instance trim
ŠT
Nudge all instances left
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Nudge all instances right
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Moves all instances in the timeline
Hold down ŠŔZ plus Ƨ & drag
Moves all instances to the right of the
playhead in the timeline
Hold down ŠŔX plus Ƨ & drag
Removes unused instance time to the right
of the playhead
ŠœŔL
Nudge all instances on the right of the playhead to the right in the timeline
ŠœŔR
Find and replace
ţŔF
Nudge sound track left
ŠţŔL
Nudge sound track right
ŠţŔR
Contract sound track
ţŔL
Expand sound track
ţŔR
Paste Instances in Movie Organizer
ţŔV
Delete Drawing Items
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Edit Instance Labels
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Show Labels Tree
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Find
ŔF
Find Text in Transcription Window
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WINDOWS
Present movie (Full screen)
ŔM
Make movie
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Full screen coding
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Play backwards
ŠJ
Stop movie
ŠK
Play movie
ŠL
Stack instance movies
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Increase movie size
Ŕ!(Use œ, for >)
Reduce transparency
Šţ9
Increase transparency
Šţ0
Close all instance movies
ŔI
Close window
ŔW
Hide / Show drawing tool bar
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Quit full screen presentation
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Reduce movie size
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ROWS
Add row
ŔN
ŔR
Quickstart capture
ŠŔR
Stop capture
Ŕ. (Period / Full stop)
Pause / Resume capture
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Play / Stop
ŝş
Play / Stop
Space Bar
Slow motion forward play
Hold down ŗ
Smooth rewind play
Hold down Ŗ
Fast forward play (1/10 sec steps)
Ŕŗ
Fast rewind play (1/10 sec steps)
ŔŖ
Faster forward play (1/4 sec steps)
œŗ
Faster rewind play (1/4 sec steps)
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Fastest forward play (1 sec steps)
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Fastest rewind play (1 sec steps)
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Turbo forward play (10 sec steps)
Šŗ
Turbo rewind play (10 sec steps)
ŠŖ
Play stack movie angle full screen
ŠţŔƧ on movie angle
Move movie angle in stack
ŔƧ & Drag
Select segment of instance movie
œƧ & Drag instance movie playhead
TIMELINE WINDOW
Create an instance in selected row
ţŔƧ & Drag instance movie playhead
Extend or shorten instance
ţŔƧ & Drag on leading or trailing edge
of instance
Duplicate instance
ţƧ & Drag from instance to other row
CODE WINDOW
Duplicate button
ŔƧ & Drag from a button
Move selected button
Ŗŗŝş
Edit button window, apply button property to
selected buttons
ŠƧ on button property text
Move group of buttons
ŔƧ on selected buttons
Move selected button to top layer
Šŝ
Move selected button to bottom layer
Šş
Move selected button up 1 layer
Šŗ
Move selected button down 1 layer
ŠŖ
Toggle Code/Edit mode
Ŕŝ or Ŕş
Stop all code buttons
TAB
Deactivate last code button pressed
ESC
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Preferences
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Hide Studiocode
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Selection snap shot to memory
œŠŔ4 ŔV to paste to another window
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MAC OS X
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Part 2 - Code
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Click on the icon in the Dock or double click on the Studiocode icon on your desktop
or in the Applications folder.
An Introduction
Launch Studiocode
The code window is the starting point for coding your movies. It will contain all the event
categories (buttons) you want to analyze. Code buttons are used to categorize and mark the
time of events in your movie. These events become your own personal study of performancespecific information. You can save time by coding events as you capture your movie. Then if you
want to change, add or delete information, it’s easy to go back and do so later.
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The Code Window
Create a New Code Window
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1. Choose File > New > Code window
from the main menu bar.
The Code Window Toolbar contains icons which have 4 distinct functions :
1.
Coding Functions - (Button ; Enter ; Clear ; Reset)
2.
Operating Mode Functions - (Edit ; Code ; Capture ; Label)
3.
Display Functions - (Keys ; Links ; Transparency)
4.
Analysis - (Matrix)
Note: In Window Operating Modes, ( 2. above,) you will notice a colored halo around the icons in
the tool bar to indicate which mode is active.
A convenient shortcut is OPTION+UP ARROW or OPTION+DOWN ARROW to change modes.
Code Window Transparency
This is used mainly while coding in full screen. To increase the transparency of the
code window, (make the code window MORE transparent - less distinct,) click on the
Up arrow in the top left hand corner of the window next to the capture button. To
decrease the transparency of the code window, click on the Down arrow.
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The Code Window Toolbar
Capture
This will open the capture window so that you can code in real-time.
Code
Use Code mode to code the timeline with your events at any time.
Label
Use Label mode to code labels into instances in an existing timeline. ie. after the
capture has taken place.
Edit
Use Edit mode to build your Code Window by creating buttons and also to change
button properties, location, and size. In Edit mode you also link buttons to make
your coding more efficient.
Matrix
With a Timeline open, clicking this button in the Code Window allows you to quickly
display a Matrix of selected buttons and Labels.
Enter
Clear
Pressing the Enter button while engaged in Code or Capture mode will end all active
code buttons. The short cut for this is the TAB key. This is a very convenient feature
while live coding especially when multiple code buttons are active.
Pressing the Clear button while engaged in Code or Capture mode will depress the last
code button pressed down, stopping the marking of an instance. The short cut for this
is the ESC key. This is mostly used when accidently hitting a code button during live
coding.
Reset
Pressing the Reset button while engaged in Code or Capture mode will remove the last
instance that was ended. This can also be achieved using keystrokes COMMAND Z.
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Keys
Links
Pressing the keys button will reveal all the hotkeys that are set for each button in the Code
window when “Show keys” option is selected for the button and the hotkeys are not
visible.
Pressing the links button will reveal all hidden links between buttons. By right clicking on
this button, you can choose to show or hide all links in the code window. Hiding all the
links will tidy up the appearance of the code window.
Code
Clicking and dragging from this button into the canvas below will create a new code
button. Holding down OPTION will create a new text label button.
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Button
To see a record of the buttons you’ve used, take
a look at the history line. The most recent button
activation is shown to the right of the line. A
triangle pointing down indicates a code button
which has been activated. A triangle pointing up indicates that code button having been
turned off.
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Code Button History
Studiocode Button Types
Code Button
Code buttons are identified with a diamond symbol.
· Name a code button to define an event which will become an instance in the
timeline. For example, you may name a Code button “Direction” to mark every time
a direction is given by a participant.
· When you have captured a movie and used a code button, the button creates a row
in the left column of the timeline identified by the name assigned to the button.
· The code button identifier symbol, a diamond, will be either red or green. A red
diamond means it has a toggle action that must be clicked on to start coding an
instance and click on it again to stop coding. A green diamond means the button has
a lag time and will stop coding at the predefined lag time after it has been clicked.
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The Button Information Bar is located directly below the Code Button History line. When you hover
the cursor over a button, it’s name will be displayed in this bar.
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Button Information Bar
Text Label Button
Text label buttons are identified with a circle symbol.
Name a text label button with a description or a consequence of an event marked
by a code button. This label is inserted into the last opened coded instance on the
timeline or inserted into all active code buttons. For example, you may name a text
label button “Good Communication” for a “Student” code button.
· Labels in an instance can be quickly viewed by mousing over an instance in the
timeline. The text labels will appear above the playhead strip.
Title Button
Title Buttons are identified with a yellow square.
A title button does not perform any coding action, it is used to put headings,
comments or graphics within the code window. Clicking on a title button will have
no coding effect within the timeline, ie. no instance is marked on the timeline, nor is
there any labeling function when it is clicked.
Graphic Button
An image can be copied and pasted into the code window. It is called a graphic
button. By default, a graphic button will be created as a code button. This may
be changed to a Text Label or Title button. (Refer “Change a Button Function”)
The identifier of a graphic button appears in the center of the image. Graphic
buttons cannot be resized in the code window. Graphic or title buttons can be
replaced by other graphics using the right click drop down menu on the button
and selecting copy or paste.
Edit Mode
Create/Add New Button
To create a code button, click and drag the code button icon
to the blank area below.
Create or Add a New Label Button
in the tool bar
To create or add a Label Button to the Code Window, hold down the Option key and click and drag
the Code Button icon from the Toolbar to the Code Window.
Use A Picture As A Graphic Button
Any image can be used as a button in the code window. COMMAND+ CNTRL
+SHIFT+3 to copy an image to the clipboard and then COMMAND+V to paste
the image into the code window.
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Resize a Button
Click and drag on any side or corner
of the button.
Drag the button to the desired size.
2.
Note: Graphical buttons cannot be resized.
Make them the required size in your graphics
program of choice, then copy and paste them
into the window.
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Delete a Button
Click on the button and press DELETE on the keyboard.
Move a Button
Click on the button and drag it to the required
location in the window or use the arrow keys to
move more precisely.
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Note: When using the arrow keys, be sure to
close the edit button properties window.
Move a Group of Buttons
2.
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2.
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Press the COMMAND key and select
the buttons you want to move, or
click and drag over the group using
the lasso bounding box to make the
selections.
Click and drag the buttons to the
required position while holding
down the COMMAND key.
Add a graphic to a code window
A quick way to add a graphic to a code window is to copy (COMMAND+C) from
any drawing software.
Using a Mac OS feature, you can select a picture or graphic from anything on
the screen. Press SHIFT+CONTROL+COMMAND+4 keys, then click and drag
over the area to be copied. Paste your copied image into the code window
(COMMAND+V).
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To paste an image to an existing button, press the CONTROL key and click on the
button. From the drop down menu select Paste image.
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Duplicate a Button
1.
2.
To duplicate a button and its properties, highlight the button by clicking on it once.
Press the OPTION key and click and drag the duplicate to another location within the
code window.
Name the new button. All the properties will be the same as the original except for
the hot key and the linking. Hot keys can only be used once per code window.
To duplicate a button from one code window to another, press the OPTION key and
click and drag the duplicate to the new window.
3.
4.
Duplicate a Group of Buttons
To duplicate a group of selected buttons from one code window to another, press and hold the
COMMAND key and click on each button in the group, next press the OPTION+COMMAND key and
click and drag the group to the new window.
Button Layers
Every button created in the code window is on a separate layer. These layers are not visible,
but they exist all the same and this architecture can be used to your advantage if required. It is
sometimes useful to overlap buttons or hide them behind another layer.
1.
To move a button to the top layer, highlight the button, press CONTROL and the
RIGHT ARROW key.
To move a button to the bottom layer, highlight the button, press CONTROL and the
LEFT ARROW key.
To move one layer at a time, press the CONTROL key and press ARROW UP to move
the layer up 1 level at a time or press the CONTROL key and press ARROW DOWN to
shift the layer down 1 level at a time.
Alternatively, right click (CONTROL+CLICK) on the button and select the
action from the drop down menu.
2.
3.
Note: In a Code Window you may select multiple buttons either by using the Apple “lasso” function
or by holding down the Command key and individually clicking the desired buttons.
Applying Properties to Multiple Buttons
You can apply any property to a group of selected buttons. Select a group of buttons with
the edit button window open, then right click on the property and select apply to selected
buttons from the drop down menu. The property will be copied to all the selected buttons.
All properties can be copied to another button except the hot key and any button links.
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Edit A Button
Code
1. In the code window, double click on the
button you want to edit. This opens the
Edit Button window. You can also right
click on the button and select Edit Button
from the drop down menu.
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Edit Button window
2. Change the button properties.
In the Edit Button window any box or
radio button which can be activated or
deactivated is refered to as a “property”
because such action will change the
property of the button.
3. To speed up the editing process, leave
the Edit Button properties window open
and click on another button in the Code
window. This saves the previous button
properties and switches to the selected
button. Click OK to commit changes and
close the window.
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Hot Keys
1.
To keep a tidy window, uncheck the show key box next to the hot key text box
in the button properties window. Then press the keys button
in the code
window to show them.
2.
Use USB peripheral devices such as remote controls or number keypads to make
use more flexible, especially if you are running a camera and trying to code at
the same time.
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Click OK to commit changes or Cancel
to close the window and not save the
changes.
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Change A Button Name
Double click on the button you want to
change. In the Edit Button window, change
its name in the text box.
Change A Button Color
Click and drag from the color chip into the
color palette and select a color. Code rows
can be sorted by color in the timeline. The
sorting scheme moves from left to right in
the palette starting at the top row to the bottom row.
You may color multiple buttons at one time,
by “Applying properties to multiple buttons”.
( Refer to the hot tip on page 30 )
Change the Position of a Button Name
1. Click on the points of the text positioning tool.
2. Click in the center box to reset the position to the center of the button.
Change the Text Color of a Button Name
Click on the color chip to the left of Show name and drag into the color palette to
select the color.
Change the Visibility of a Button Name
Check the Show name check box to display the name of the button.
Change the Font Size of a Button Name
Select the Size from the drop down menu to set the font size for the name.
Frame a Button
Check the Frame button check box to show a black frame around the button.
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Lock a Button Position
An Introduction
Check the Lock position check box to lock the button in place.
Wrap Button Text
Check the Wrap text check box to wrap the text to the shape of the button.
Display Output
Check the display output check box to display cell information from a
statistical window.
Change a Button Function
Code
1. Double click on the button you want to
change.
2. In the Edit Button Window, change the
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selection from code to title or text label.
Populate Rows in Timeline Automatically
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Check the populate box to automatically
populate the timeline with code rows upon
code or capture mode activation.
A code row will be created whether there are
any instances in the row or not.
Blocking Labels
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While coding, you will find that you may want to
prevent certain labels from inserting into certain
codes, so the labels do not end up in the wrong
code. There are two options to help with this.
1.”Block labels unless last down” stops a label
from inserting into an instance unless it was
the last code button pressed down, (activated).
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To effectively use this property, the coding process must be done sequentially to guarantee
that the label inserts into the correct code.
2.”Block all labels” stops the code button from accepting any text label. The instance will never
have any labels inserted in it.
Set Lead And Lag Times
You have complete control over the duration of each instance you code. Using lead and
lag times means you can program code buttons to automatically add a specific time to the
beginning or end of an instance when the button is pressed.
Lead Time
Lead Time automatically adds a specific time to the beginning of an instance when it is being
coded. When you click on the code button to code the instance, the specified lead time is
added to the time from when the button is pressed down.
For example: You are watching a classroom movie and would like to track each time a student
raises his/her hand. If you assign a five second Lead Time to the “Student” code button,
the instance will appear on the timeline starting five seconds before the mouse click. This
guarantees that the event will be in the instance when you review it later.
There are Two Types of Lead Time
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Default lead time applies to all code buttons that you have not programmed with a
custom lead time.
Custom lead time allows you to program a specific lead time to individual buttons.
Program a Default Lead Time
In the Code Window Toolbar, enter the
default time you want to use in the “Default
Lead” box at bottom left.
Program a Custom Lead Time
Open the edit button properties window.
Check the custom lead time box and enter the number of seconds of lead time you need.
Note: If no Custom Lead Time is
specified, the default lead time will
apply
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Lag Time automatically adds a specific time to the end of an instance when it is being coded.
When you click on the code button to code the instance, Studiocode adds the lag time to the
end of the Instance. For example: You are coding a movie and have a six-second lead time and
a two-second lag time for a code button named “Clapping”. When you see the person
“Clapping” and click on the button, the instance in the timeline will be eight seconds.
Code
This becomes a fixed Iength instance and requires that you only click on the button once
which makes the coding process faster and easier.
Customize a Lag Time
2.
3.
In the code window double click
on the code button for which you
want to set custom lead time. This
will open the edit button properties
window.
Check the Lag time box and enter
the required lag time.
Code Buttons that use a lag time
have a green diamond identifier.
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Lag Time
Re-activate Lag Time
When this option is ticked, the lag time of the button will be re-activated to extend the length
of the instance if the button is pressed again before the lag time has expired. This is to make
provision for more accurate statistical counting of instances when ticked instances are
extended, so 2 events of the same type will merge into one event. If this is not ticked, an
activated Code Button which is counting down lag time when clicked on again will stop
coding the current instance and a new one will be created with the new lag time count down
intitiated.
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Note : If no lag time is entered, the button will have a toggle action and you must click the button to stop
coding. Lead and lag times can be set using decimal places to increase frame accurate coding.
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During coding, if a fixed length instance button is reactivated, the lag time will be reinitialised.
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Double click on the Code Button in the Code window to open the Edit Button Properties
window.
Set the Lag time for the button and the option will become available
Customized Hot Keys
To speed up your coding, instead of using your mouse to press (activate) your code or label
buttons, you can assign a hot key to a button. Using hot keys will be considerably faster when
you are coding, than moving and clicking your mouse or mouse pad.
Assign Hot Keys
1.
2.
Click on the Hot Keys box in the edit button properties window.
Press the key or key combination you want to use. Combinations can be configured
3.
using the modifier keys COMMAND, OPTION, CONTROL, and SHIFT.
Press the modifier keys first, then the character you want to assign.
Note: You can use up to three modifier keys at once plus one character. This allows for over
one thousand individual hot key combinations. There are some combinations reserved for the
system, most of these use the COMMAND key.
Change the Hot Key Text Color
1. Click on the color chip next to the Show keys check box and select a color from the palette.
Hide Hot Keys
1. Uncheck the Show keys check box to hide the hot key text in the button.
Capture Mode
When in Capture mode, activating buttons in the Code Window will create instances
in the Timeline in Current Time. (refer to the definition of Current Time in the Capture
section of the manual)
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Code Mode will insert instances at the position of the playhead on the timeline. When
a code button is clicked to start marking an instance in the timeline, the instance will
start at the playhead if no lead time is set for the button. After the movie is captured and
available in a timeline, coding can be done by dragging the playhead to any location or
using the movie transport controls such as fast forward, even the playback speed can be
set faster in the main toolbar.
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Code Mode
If the button has been customized with a specified lag time, you will see a green bar fill the button
until the lag time runs out.
Note : the video must be playing in order for the green bar to activate. ie. If you are coding with the
movie paused, and click on a button with a lag function, you will not get the green bar.
b. From a movie not linked to a Timeline
Open a new Timeline , File > New > Timeline
Select the movie file you wish to code/link to the Timeline - Click Open
Answer “YES” to question “Do you wish to place the movie inside a movie package?”
Proceed per (a) above.
Stop Coding
To stop coding your movie, (halt Code mode,) click on the Edit Button in the Code Window Toolbar.
This will also stop the movie.
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Live Coding
Coding can be done during capture, press the capture icon in the code window tool bar
to start the process. You can code using the mouse or using hot keys. To save time, we
suggest using hot keys because you can type while watching the performance, whereas if
you are mousing you will have to look where you are clicking.
Pausing the movie capture during breaks (such as advertisement breaks) will save
your computer disk space. Click on the pause button in the capture window or press
COMMAND+K. Click on the resume button or COMMAND+K to continue capture. Use the
pause option if you need to fast forward dvds/tapes or interrupt the video signal during
the movie capture.
Capture
a. From a movie already linked to a Timeline
Open a code window and movie, then press the Code mode button and the movie should begin to
play. When you see an event in your movie that you want to code, click on the relevant code button
or use your preset hot-key. The button highlights while it is actively marking and, (unless a lag time
has been specified for the button,) it will need to be clicked again for it to mark the end of the
Instance. It will have a red frame if it was the last button closed.
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Coding Instances
Code
During capture, this can be used to code behind the capturing movie, a great option for live coding.
Instances can be coded very accurately and precisely. There is a small time gap between the capture
and the timeline movie that cannot be coded during capture. This time gap is roughly 5 seconds.
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Pause / Restart Coding
To pause the coding (and pause the movie,) of the Timeline and then also to restart the coding,
press the Space bar on the keyboard.
Live Transcription
During the process, transcription text can be inputted directly into any active code button. The best
way to demonstrate how this process works is to work through these steps.
1.
Open a timeline with linked movie.
2.
Create a new code window with 2 code buttons, named “Button 1” and “Button 2”. Do not set
lag time for these buttons; the lag time might end before the text can be inputted.
3.
Initiate code mode in the code window.
4.
Press “Button 1” in the code window to start coding an instance.
5.
Press CTRL+= on the keyboard. This will open a live transcription window that is linked to
“Button 1”. The name of the button that the live transcription window is linked to is in the
window’s title bar.
6.
When “Button 1” is down, actively coding, if the live transcription window that is linked to
closed by either clicking the red button in the window or pressing COMMAND+W, the live
transcription will be saved in the instance that is being coded. If the the button is pressed up
to stop coding, the text will disappear and be saved in the instance while keeping the live
transcription window open.
7.
Do steps 4 through 6 using “Button 2”. Note that both windows can remain open. As many live
transcription window can be open as required. Note that the live transcription window opens
for the last button pressed down. Check the title bar of the windows to see which window is
linked to the buttons.
One of the problems that will likely be encountered is how to use hot keys while inputting text into
the live transcription window. There are two unique rules to handle this situation when using this
feature:
1.
Single short cut keys cannot be used to trigger buttons when the live transcription window is
the active window.
2.
COMMAND+OPTION, COMMAND+CTRL and CTRL+OPTION plus another key can be used as
hotkeys that will pass through the live transcription windows and be received by the code
window.
Live transcribing takes a lot of practice. Do not expect to perfect on the first few tries. Being an
effective user of this feature requires solid keyboarding skill.
It is common practice to use feature for annotating during capture, then exporting into the
transcription window to thoroughly transcribe the video.
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Label Mode is designed to add or remove labels to and from existing instances in a
timeline. While label mode is active, code buttons cannot be used. It is common
practice to have a code window purely made up of label buttons only. Some events
might be coded using code buttons only, providing the skeleton of the events that
occurred in the movie. In a second pass during the analysis process, labels can be added
while reviewing the instances in a looping mode.
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Label Mode
Using Label Mode
Select a row of instances in the timeline by clicking on the row number. This will highlight all the
instances in the row.
2.
Set the playhead prior to the first instance for which you want to start labeling.
Activate Label Mode by clicking on the Label icon in the code window toolbar.
Press the TAB key start the process. The playhead will jump to the instance and start playing the
movie. The playhead will continually loop in the instance.
5. Press the label buttons in the code window to add to the instance. To remove a label, hold down
SHIFT+OPTION+COMMAND and click on the label button.
6. Press the TAB again to advance to the next instance. Pressing SHIFT+TAB will retrogress to the
previous instance.
7. To stop Label Mode, change modes in the code window.
We suggest opening the Edit Instance Labels window (COMMAND+E) to make viewing the labels
contained in an instance easier to view. This will update according to the selected instance with the
added bonus of being able to easily remove labels.
Once Label Mode is active, there are several clever ways to use the feature.
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4.
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Code
1.
Click and add labels
Adding a label to a group of selected instances
Select a group of instances or all instances (COMMAND+A) and click on the label button in the code
window. This will add the label to all the selected instances, convenient for adding metadata such as
event name or date to a bunch of instances.
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Select an instance and click on the label buttons to add labels. Select another instance any where in
the timeline and repeat the process.
Removing a label from a group of selected instances
Select a group of instances or all instances (COMMAND+A), hold down SHIFT+OPTION+COMMAND
and click on the label button in the code window. The label will be removed from the instances.
If there are duplicate labels, press the label button down multiple times while holding down
SHIFT+OPTION+COMMAND, each click will remove the label from the selected instances.
Button Links
Exclusive Links - Code Button to Code Button
Two or more code buttons can be exclusively linked to each other. This means that if one
button is active and a linked button is activated, the first button will stop coding (be
deactivated) and the second will start coding. This feature is great for coding quick exchange
of dialogue between more than one speaker. One click to stop one button and start another.
1.
2.
Open the edit button properties window for a code button.
Click on the Exclusive link drop down menu and select a code button to link to. An
arrow will appear in the code window to show where the button is linking to.
Exclusive Links - Text Label to Code Button
A text label can be exclusively linked to a code button, so when it is activated it can only be
inserted in the linked code button.
Activation Links - Button to Button
A button can be linked to another button to activate it. When the linked button is activated it,
it activates any linked buttons. The link line indicates the direction in which the activation will
occur. Activation links only press buttons down, they will not de-activate a button or toggle
the button up. Any type of button can activate another button. Chains of activation can extend
to fire off multiple buttons.
Note: When a text label is linked to multiple code buttons, it is in a chain of exclusivity where
the text label will describe any of the linked code buttons.
Click on the Links icon in the tool bar to display the links for the button. If the “Show all Links” is
turned off for the button, these links will not show up until it is turned on. To change the Show
Links option, right click on the links button in the tool bar of the code window and select
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“Show all Links”.
Remove a Link
Code
Click on the source button and open the edit button properties window.
Click on the Exclusive link drop down menu and click on the button link indicator to be
removed.
Analysis from the Code Window - Matrix Function
1. A matrix consisting of the buttons and labels in the Timeline with the matrix cells populated
or ...
2. A matrix consisting only of the buttons and labels in the Code window.
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A full Code window from a Timeline could potentially produce a very large and unwieldy
window. An analyst may quickly construct a simple Code window with a selection of codes
and labels from a Timeline, then choose option 2 above to select a matrix consisting only of
those components in the simplified window.
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Clicking on this icon will take you to a matrix of the open Timeline or of the front
Timeline if more than one Timeline is open. If you right click (Control + Click) on
the icon you will be offered :
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Create a New Code Window Using an Existing One
1. Open the code window you want to use as a template.
2. Make the required button name changes for the new code window.
3. Choose File > Save as (COMMAND+SHIFT+S) and give the code window a new name.
Code windows can be moved from computer to computer without any problems just like any
other type of file. You can share your work and have everyone using the same terminology and
coding schemes.
Saving Code Windows
Once you have created all your code buttons, save the code window. You can use this as a
template for other windows or use it to code any movie. This saves time as you will not have to
create all the buttons again and you can have as many code windows as you like.
1.Choose File > Save from the main
menu bar (COMMAND+S)
2.Name the code window.
3.Target where to save the file.
4.If you have saved the code window
to your desktop, it becomes an
icon. Double click on the icon to
open it.
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A timeline of your movie represented in hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of seconds.
The movie displayed is from the location of the playhead in this timeline. The playhead is the
small triangle pointing in a downward direction. It can be dragged right or left to move
through time in the movie.
Code rows with names that are populated automatically from code buttons
(refer to page 33,) or created manually when a code button is first activated.
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Instances and where they happen within your movie.
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Components of the Timeline
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Code
When your Timeline is open, the movie which the Timeline is linked to is generally displayed in
the top of the screen with the attached timeline below it.
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The Timeline
A tool bar to conveniently access all the tools for editing and presenting your instances.
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The Timeline Toolbar
Merge Rows
When creating instance movies this button presents 3 options. Refer to page 92.
Merge Rows = plays instance movies in chronological order regardless of the row
the instance is in.
Sequential Rows = plays instance movies from row A then row B etc.
Selection Order = plays instance movies in the order that the instances were selected.
Make Movie
Makes a movie out of selected instances. Refer to page 91.
Append Slow etc
When Append slow is ticked, the instance movie you make
will play in real speed first followed immediately in slow
motion, (default speed is 50% real speed.)
By checking the Static text box, each instances associated text descriptors will be displayed in a
static title before each instance.
By selecting Text tracks, the text track will be displayed at the bottom of the instance movie screen.
By selecting Overlay text, the row name, instance number and text labels will be displayed over the
movie as it plays.
Lines
Allows you to specify the number of lines of text displayed at a time in the
instance movie. Refer to page 137.
Find
Takes you to the Global Find window. Refer to page 113.
Database
Saves an instance or group of instances to a pre-created database. Refer to page 112.
Matrix
Takes you to the Code Matrix window. Refer to page 120.
Text
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Opens the Edit text window. Transcription text will also be displayed here. Refer to page
137.
Adds a new blank row to the Timeline. Refer to page 107.
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New Row
New Row +
Creates a new row from selected instances in the Timeline. Refer to page 107.
Transcription
Exports a single instance or any group of selected instances to a Transcription
window
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Labels
Takes you to the Labels Tree window. Refer to page 48.
Create a New Timeline
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Timelines are always created during capture. However, there are times when you will want to
link a new timeline to the movie so you can code a different aspect, or multiple users are
coding the same movie and you want to keep the data separated.
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Choose File > New > Timeline from the main menu bar.
Select the movie you wish to link the new timeline to.
Save the new timeline by pressing COMMAND+S or choose File > Save from the
main menu bar.
You can now press the code mode button in your code window to code the movie.
Alternatively you can create and modify
instances manually.
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Save a Timeline
To save a Timeline, open the Timeline and select File > Save As from the Main Menu bar.
Note: The link to the existing movie file will also be saved. The actual movie file will not be saved
as a part of the Timeline. If this link is broken for any reason, when this Timeline is opened again,
Studiocode will ask you to re-link the movie. (See page 76)
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Editing Labels in an Instance in the Timeline
When you right click (Control + Click) on an instance in the Timeline, the Labels Tree for that Timeline
will be displayed in a drop down panel. The labels and label groups which are available will be
displayed. The groups will be indicated by an arrow marker, hover the cursor over the group name to
display the labels in that group.
The labels which are attached to that instance are indicated by a blue diamond marker or a red arrow
marker beside a group name if a label from that group is attached.
You may add or remove a single label in that instance by clicking on the label in the existing labels
tree displayed. You may add or remove multiple labels from an instance by displaying the labels tree
for that instance, then hover your cursor over each label and press the Command key
Exporting Instances to a Transcription Window
Any group of selected instances or a single instance can be exported to a
Transcription window. Select the instances in the Timeline, then press the
Transcription button in the Timeline tool bar. If a Transcription window is open
the instances will be pasted below the last row of that window. If a transcription
window is not open a new one will be created automatically with the instances. When multiple
instances are exported at once, they will be pasted in the window chronologically. If the
selection is across multiple rows, each row will be pasted in their respective sections in the
window
Movie Packaging
We recommend always packaging movies. A package is really just a folder with files inside, Mac OS
X simply recognizes it as a single file. This makes it very convenient to move around and not lose any
necessary files. We use packages because it is solid way of protecting the source movie and handy to
store timeline and edit list files inside.
A definite trend is for users to acquire video files over the internet. While this is a great convenience,
the quality and creation process is largely unknown. What you download is what you get, in
most situations there is no knowledge on how the video was created and what tools were used
to compress, etc. Some of these movies will have different movie data containers that may be
corrupted by Quicktime when there are attempts to write data back into the file. This is why it is
best to always package the movies. The packaging process places the source movie in a movie data
folder, then creates a reference movie that points to the source movie. Any changes to aspect ratio or
text track information of the movie is saved in the reference movie and we never have to touch the
actual source movie.
If a new timeline is linked to a free standing movie, a prompt will appear asking whether or not you
wish to package the movie. We highly recommend answering yes to this question. The process is
very quick, it simply wraps up the movie and timeline inside a package. It does not copy any data like
the Save as standalone package does.
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Note: Timeline files can still be free standing as long as the movie is packaged. You can have as many timelines pointing
at a single package as you wish.
Timeline Backup Folder
The timeline is continually backed up inside the movie package. Up to 50 timeline backup files will
be saved. The oldest one will be removed when a total of 50 files is reached. As coding or editing of
instances is done in the timeline, a backup timeline file is saved in a folder called BACKUP folder. Each
backup file is saved with a time stamp included in the name. If a gross error is made when editing,
the system loses power or crashes while the file is open, a backup file can be used to replace existing
timeline.
To replace an existing timeline with a backup timeline. Open the package, navigate into the BACKUP
folder, then drag and drop the backup timeline next to the existing one in the folder above and
delete the existing timeline. When you double click on the package, the backup timeline will open as
the default timeline. The file name can be changed if desired.
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In previous versions of Studiocode, it was common practice to have a free standing movie and
timeline file. If you have this situation, package them. Open the timeline and choose File > Place
front movie and timeline inside a movie package. It will package them up together.
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Place front movie and timeline inside a movie package
The Timeline Timecode
A new preference has been added in the Capture Preferences, “Use Timecode produced from
capturing device”. When this is ticked, a Timecode track will be created in the movie from the data
that the device is outputting. Remember to set the correct time on the camera or device that is
being used to capture from. The Timeline timecode can be altered by right clicking on the Timeline
timecode counter situated above the row column in the Timeline window. Right clicking on the
counter will reveal a Pop up menu, these are the options:
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Use movie time, this option displays standard movie time hh:mm:ss:hshs. The “hs” is
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Use Timecode, this option displays the timecode in terms of 24 hour time as in the time of
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day. The numbers will be displayed in blue. This is useful for setting the time of day of an event,
so the ability to when an instance occurred. NOTE: Changing the counter to display this might
show the time at which the capture was done. This can be read from the camera or capture
hardware that is connected. Be sure to set the camera time, so the correct time is captured.
Presenting, breaking the timecode up segments along the timeline is not possible. The timecode
will roll over to 00:00:00.00 when the playhead is dragged past 23:59:59.99. This means the
playhead was dragged past midnight.
Set movie time to zero, this option resets the movie time to 00:00:00.00 according to the
location of the playhead. The time will be displayed in red when the numbers are “negative” or
the playhead is set before the new zero point.
Set TimeCode, this option reveals a menu from the timeline title bar. The time can be set here
Delete TimeCode track, this option removes the Timecode track. It can be readded by using
the Set TimeCode function, but the original one that may have been done during capture
cannot be brought back.
Use frames for TimeCode, this option will display the hundredths of seconds in frames.
Use seconds for TimeCode, this option will display the Timecode to the hundredths of
seconds.
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This function is to help integrate specific time based imports, (such as METI data, SimMan data and
XML transcription data,)into a Studiocode Timeline.
The Labels Tree Window
The labels tree is a pop up menu system used to add or remove
text labels for an instance in the timeline or the movie organizer.
The term “Labels Tree” is derived from the concept that groupings
of labels may resemble the branch of a tree because labels may
be grouped into categories or branches.
The labels tree pop up menu is auto generated from the text
labels in a code window or can be created manually using the
Labels Tree window. When code mode is activated in the code
window, the labels tree pop up menu is saved into the timeline
and can be accessed by right clicking on an instance. All the labels
found in the instances in the timeline are shown in cells of this spreadsheet style window.
The pop up menu will display in the order of the rows in the Labels Tree window. Labels can be
sorted alphabetically in ascending or descending order. The Labels Tree window can configure
the pop up menu layout to extend horizontally, so labels can be structured in logical and easy
to navigate branches. A Labels Tree can be saved as a file and used similarly to a code window.
Many Labels Trees can be opened at one time. It is the front most Labels Tree window that will
appear as the pop up menu when an instance is right clicked on. This is useful when coding
enitirely different aspects of an event and can help avoid long lists of labels that make it
difficult and time consuming to find a specific label.
A default Labels Tree window is created for the Timeline from using a code window in code
mode. If multiple code windows are used, all the labels from each window will be added to the
default labels tree in the Timeline.
Accessing and Creating a Labels Tree
There are many ways to access a Labels Tree. A Labels tree can be accessed from the
Timeline, Sorter window and Movie Organiser window. The most common way is to
press the labels button in the timeline window. This will open a Labels Tree with the
labels that were used for coding the timeline. Once opened this window can be edited and the
changes will be saved in the timeline. The window can also be saved like a code window and
used to label other timelines and the new Labels Tree data will be saved in those timelines.
Opening an existing Labels Tree is a good place to start when building separate Labels Trees
for various coding work flows.
Labels Trees can be created from scratch too. Select File > New > Labels Tree. Then add a label
in a cell of each row in the first column of the window. When this window is the front most
Labels Tree window, it will be used to create the pop up menu that appears when an instance
is right clicked. Save this window by pressing COMMAND+S.
In Studiocode, a Labels Tree can be created by right clicking on the Label mode
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Adding a New Text Label to The Labels Tree
Press the new row button in the tool bar of the Labels Tree window. This will create a new row
under the currently selected row or at the bottom of the window if no cells are selected.
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button in a Code window. Select export labels from the pop up menu and all the labels will be
exported into a new Labels Tree. The label button color will also be exported, making it easier
to find label sections in the window.
Deleting a Text Label in the Labels Tree
Right click on the row number and select delete row from the pop up menu.
Changing a Label
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Click in the Labels Tree cell and edit the text.
Creating Branches for the Labels Tree Popup Menu
The root of the menu is the first column in the labels tree window. The second column creates
a branch from the root and subsequent columns create sub-branches of the branches. The
labels tree can have as many columns (branches) as is required. A branch ends when the last
column and rows of that column end.
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Here is how to create a simple one branch level menu.
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Create a new labels tree window. File > New >
Labels tree.
2.
Add 1 column and 9 rows by pressing the add
rows and add columns button in the tool bar.
3.
Add the name for the first branch in cell (1,1).
Then, add labels in cells (2,1), (2,2), and (2,3).
This creates the first branch with 3 labels as
options in the popup menu.
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Adding columns to the labels tree will create branches for the the popup menu that appears
when you right click on an instance to edit the labels in the instance. Creating branches
spreads the lists of labels out horizontally and groups them, so labels can be more easily
navigated and found.
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Use multiple Labels Tree Windows
Create multiple labels tree windows where each window has a specific set of label
information in it. (Name the windows as to their purpose and the information contained)
Open all the labels tree windows at once, press the small button in the upper right corner
of each window, this will hide the window, leaving the window bar only showing. Click on
the window bar for the labels tree that will
display in the popup menu when an instance is right
clicked on. The top most label tree window will display in the popup menu.
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Add the name for the second branch in cell (1,4). Adding text into this cell ends the
previous branch and starts a new one. Then, add
labels in the cells (2,4), (2,5), and (2,6). This
creates the second branch with 3 labels as
options in the popup menu.
Add the name for the third branch in cell (1,7).
Then, add labels in the cells (2,7), (2,8), and (2,9). Adding text into this cell ends the
previous branch and starts a new one. This creates the third branch with 3 labels as
options in the popup menu.
Save the labels tree, so it can be re-opened and used again to label instances in a
timeline.
Test the labels tree by opening a timeline and right clicking on an instance. If the
labels tree is the top most label tree window, the popup menu will appear as it has
been structured
Editing Text Labels Using the Labels Tree Pop Up Menu
The labels tree is a pop up menu system used to add or remove text labels for an instance in the
timeline, movie organizer, and the sorter window. The labels tree pop up menu is auto generated
from the text labels in a code window or can be created manually using the Labels Tree window.
When code mode is activated in the code window, the labels tree pop up menu is saved into the
timeline and can be accessed by right clicking on an instance.
Strip Instance Contents
Sometimes it is necessary to remove any labels and instance notes from instances in a row of the
timeline.
1. Select the instances in the timeline, press COMMAND+A to select all.
2. Choose Edit > Strip instance contents
Remove duplicate labels from Selected Instances
If data has been imported using one of the many imports, it can often contain duplicate labels that
are not necessary. To clean up the duplicate labels, select the instances or all isntances and choose
Edit > Remove duplicate labels from selected instances. Any duplicates will be stripped from the
instances. This feature is helpful when cleaning up coded instances too, especially if label counting is
important in the matrix or statistical window.
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There are 2 ways to add or remove labels from an instance.
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Right click on an instance, the Labels Tree will open.
Hover over a text label and press COMMAND to add a label, a blue diamond
will appear next to the label.
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To Add or Remove a Text Label in an Instance
To add or remove multiple copies of the same label, hold down COMMAND and click on all the labels
you wish to add or remove. You may also select the option from the Edit Menu in the Main Menu Bar
to remove duplicate Labels
2. Open the Edit labels window, COMMAND+E, then select an instance.
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To remove a label, hover over the text label, press COMMAND.
To add a label press the new label button, then double click on the new untitled text label
row and add the text.
To remove a label, select the row, then press the scissors button and it will dissappear.
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Leave the window open and click on instances click edit or view labels.
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Importing Files
Studiocode can import a selection of third party textual data. If there is a problem please let
Sportstec know as it is likely the third party data source has changed its data structure.
An important item to note about importing is movie and data synchronization, it is very likely that
adjustments will have to made on the instances after the import. We recommend getting familiar
with the Instance Adjustments and nudging features in the Edit menu.
Each import has a specific format and data structure. Only the Edit List and Studiocode XML will be
explained in detail as we export both of these types of files. These are also commonly used in third
party solutions to feed data into Studiocode. There are quite a few users generating or converting
data from external sources beyond Studiocode.
Edit List
This import is mostly used in conjunction with a spreadsheet editor like Excel. Try exporting an edit
list from Studiocode and look at its structure. Note that Excel might insert hidden characters, so use
the export as tab delimited file if creating an edit list in excel.
The file to be imported must be tab delimited file with the following columns in order and included
as the first line:
start time
end time
category
Nth instance
#descriptors
descriptors...
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The start time and end time must be in 00:00:00:00 format. These columns set the start and end
time
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for the instance.
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The category column represents the timeline row.
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Nth instance is the number of the instance in the row.
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# descriptors indicates how labels are in the instance.
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descriptors... are the label names that are in the instances. The amount should match the #
descriptors and each label should be separated by a tab.
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Each instance must be on a separate line.
Here is an example of some lines
To use this import, open a Timeline and choose File > Import > Edit list... and select the Edit list file.
The instances will be imported into the front-most timeline in your working window.
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Similar to the traditional Excel type Edit list file, an XML edit list file can be employed. The XML file
format offers a bi-directional method to push and pull data though Studiocode. We recommend
using the XML import over the Edit List because it is offers more options and is easily extended. Plus,
this is the only format that Studiocode can import live during capture. When using the Studiocode
capture window a time code track based from the computer’s clock will be added to the movie.
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XML Edit List
Note! Our XML file breaks strict XML standards, however the format follows the nested hierarchical
nature (1 root element, elements and sub-elements) of standard XML structure. But, does not
include special character handling in the element’s contents. Some characters such ampersand
should be represented as ampersand if used as content in code, label, label group, and instance note
elements. Do not use the special XML character handling routines. We admit to a loose interruption
to the standard and apologise for any inconveniences. It is likely in the future we will tighten this up
like we have done in the Matrix web exports.
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The XML file can handle labels, label groups, instance notes, row colors, row sorting and time
synchronisation where the traditional edit list does not offer this.
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Here is a short example of an XML edit list to get you started. We have added indenting and styling
to better display the nesting of the tags and make it more readable. Often XML files will not have this
nice indentation making them a little more intimidating. Just know this is not a necessity.
You can try copying and pasting this example into TextEdit or some other text editor like Text
Wrangler, then changing some of the content between the elements and importing it into
Studiocode. For those not familiar with XML, remember, all open tags must also be closed, i.e. </
TAGNAME>. If the file is not formatted perfectly in this way, it will not import.
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<SESSION_INFO>
<start_time>2010-03-10 21:21:39.63 +1100</start_time>
</SESSION_INFO>
<SORT_INFO>
<sort_type>sort order</sort_type>
</SORT_INFO>
<ALL_INSTANCES>
<instance>
<ID>1</ID>
<start>4.9984074982</start>
<end>10.0046128241</end>
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<label>
<text>First Step</text>
</label>
label>
<group>Speed</group>
<text>Fast</text>
</label>
<free_text>This is a great example of a fast first step.</free_text>
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</instance>
<instance>
<ID>2</ID>
<start>29.0119131044</start>
<end>59.2852137351</end>
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<label>
<text>First Step</text>
</label>
<label>
<group>Speed</group>
<text>Fast</text>
</label>
<free_text>This is another great example of a fast first step.</free_text>
</instance>
</ALL_INSTANCES>
<ROWS>
<row>
<sort_order>1</sort_order>
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<R>65535</R>
<G>4139</G>
<B>4139</B>
</row>
</ROWS>
</file>
Reading down the above example from top to bottom, below is a description for each element
found in the file. For interest of saving space and paper, not all descriptions will include excerpts
from this example. Please refer to the example above for elements that embody many sub-elements.
<file>
The XML must start with <file> and end with </file>. This is the root element. This sets the block of
data for Studiocode to read.
<SESSION_INFO>
This is time stamp that indicates when the coding session commenced. The time stamp is used to
calculate the offset between a Studiocode capture session and the incoming XML data session start
time. This offset allows for seamless time synchronisation between the two separate systems. System
time should be synchronised on any machines in the workflow. All instances must relate back to this
time.
There are two supported date strings:
. yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SS Z This is the preferred format.
. yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss Z
Example:
<SESSION_INFO>
<start_time>2010-03-10 21:21:39.63 +1100</start_time>
</SESSION_INFO
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The sorting methods are similar to those found under the Rows menu in the Main menu. Try
opening an existing timeline and use the various sorting options to find out what will work best. We
recommend experimenting using color and name. Color is a really good way to achieve nicely sorted
and presentable timelines.
<ALL_INSTANCES>
This declares the parent element for all the <instance> sub-elements. This is where the real work
begins, this element contains all the instances that appear in your timeline. See this in the short
example at the beginning of this section of the manual. It follows the <SORT_INFO> element.
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<instance>
The <instance> element represents a single instance in the timeline and all the sub-elements
contained within will describe the instance to be represented in the timeline until closed with </
instance>. It is a sub-element of <ALL_INSTANCES>.
Example:
<instance>
<ID>1</ID>
<start>4.9984074982</start>
<end>10.0046128241</end>
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<sort_type>sort order</sort_type> - sort order indicates that a specific order must be followed
during the import. The import routine will look in the <row> element to find a value to assign a
priority for the sort.
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<sort_order>1<sort_order> - <sort_order> is set in the <row> element. Its contents should
be represented by an integer or float: 1,2,3 or 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. The smaller the number, the higher
priority the sort will be. The highest priority will be the first (top) row in the timeline. We
recommend using integers, but floats can be handy if you need to insert something at a later
date.
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<sort_type>color</sort_type> - color sorts the rows automatically by color using Studiocode’s
standard color sorting method.
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<sort_type>name</sort_type> - name sorts the rows by name alphabetically
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<sort_type>color then name</sort_type> - color then name sorts the rows by color then name
alphabetically
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<sort_type>instance count</sort_type> - instance count sorts the rows according to the
number of instances, greatest being first row.
Example:
<SORT_INFO>
<sort_type>sort order</sort_type>
</SORT_INFO>
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The <SORT_INFO> element has a sub-element called <sort_type>. This element tells the timeline
how it should sort the rows.
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<SORT_INFO>
Sorting order can be included in order for the timeline rows to be automatically sorted when
they are imported. This is rather important for a better end user experience. So it should be highly
considered especially when importing live XML data during captures.
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<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<label>
<text>First Step</text>
</label>
<label>
<group>Speed</group>
<text>Fast</text>
</label>
<free_text>This is a great example of a fast first step.</free_text>
</instance>
<ID>
<ID> is a unique identifier for the instance. Each instance must have a unique identifier, no two can
be the same and there can only be one of these elements per <instance> element. This is a subelement of <instance> and its content must be represented as an integer.
Example:
<ID>1</ID>
<start>
This sets the start time for the instance in the timeline. It’s contents represent seconds. The contents
can be an integer or float with precision up to 10 decimal places. This is a sub-element of <instance>
and there can only be one of these elements per <instance> element.
Example:
<start>4.9984074982</start>
<start>
Like <start>, <end> sets the end time for the instance in the timeline. It’s contents represent seconds.
The contents can be an integer or float with precision up to 10 decimal places. This is a sub-element
of <instance> and there can only be one of these elements per <instance> element.
<code>
The contents of the <code> element sets the row name in the timeline where the instance will
be created. This is a sub-element of <instance> and there can only be one of these elements per
<instance> element.
Example:
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
The next part describes the labels that will be contained in the instance. In the example, the first
<label> element does not have a <group> sub-element , the second does. To learn more about label
groups, see this section of the manual at page 48. We recommend using label grouping as it has
great benefits in the Matrix and without them the Sorter loses most of sorting power.
<label>
This element indicates that a label is contained in the instance. This is a sub-element of <instance>
and there can be as many <label> elements as required.
<text>
This is a sub-element of <label>. Its content is the label that will appear in the contents of the
instance in the timeline. There can be only one <text> sub-element per <label> element. See page
15 of this manual for a description of a label and how and where it is used in Studiocode.
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<ROWS>
The <ROWS> element starts the section that tells Studiocode how to represent the code rows in the
timeline. It is an element of the root element <file>. It contains sub-elements that indicate color for
specific <code> sub-elements and provides sorting order information when the <sort_order> subelement is used.
Example:
<ROWS>
<row>
<sort_order>1</sort_order>
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<R>65535</R>
<G>4139</G>
<B>4139</B>
</row>
</ROWS>
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<free_text>
The <free_text> sub-element’s contents are the Transcription notes contained in an instance in the
timeline. There can be only one <free_text> sub-element per <instance> element. To learn more
about Transcription notes, see pages 130 - 137 in this manual.
Example:
<free_text>This is a great example of a fast first step.</free_text>
The last section of the example describes each rows color and sorting in the timeline.
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<group>
The <group> sub-element indicates that the label described in its sibling <text> sub-element
belongs to its contents (label group). There can be only one <group> sub-element per <instance>
element.
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Example:
<label>
<text>First Step</text>
</label>
Here is the second example with the <group> sub-element used within a <label> element.
<label>
<group>Speed</group>
<text>Fast</text>
</label>
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<row>
The <row> sub-element represents information about a specific row’s representation in the timeline.
There can as many <row> sub-elements as required.
<sort_order>
As described above, the <sort_order> sub-element sets the sort priority when the <sort_type>
sub-element contents of the <SORT_INFO> element are set to “sort order”. There can be only one
<sort_order> sub-element per <row> sub_element and it is a sub-element of <row>.
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<code>
The <code> sub-element’s contents tells the timeline which row it’s data is referring to. This where
the relationship between the <instance> sub-elements and the <row> sub-elements is made. There
can be only one <code> sub-element per <row> sub_element and it is a sub-element of <row>.
<R>
The <R> sub-element’s contents represent the color red in 16 bit RGB. It’s contents must be an
integer from 0 to 65535. It is a sub-element of <row> and there can only be one per <row> subelement.
<G>
The <G> sub-element’s contents represent the color green in 16 bit RGB. It’s contents must be an
integer from 0 to 65535. It is a sub-element of <row> and there can only be one per <row> subelement.
<B>
The <B> sub-element’s contents represent the color blue in 16 bit RGB. It’s contents must be an
integer from 0 to 65535. It is a sub-element of <row> and there can only be one per <row> subelement.
A helpful tool for finding color values on your Mac, is to use DigitalColor Meter. It can be found in the
/Applications/Utilities folder. Set it to display RGB As Actual Value, 16-bit.
Transcript Text File
The transcription window can export its contents into a tab delimited text file. This import option
will create a new transcription window from the data. Some third party transcription applications
use a similiar format, so this import can be used to import those files.
Here is an example of what the file should look like. There are tabs separating each column of data.
00:00:03:84
Matilda Alexis, quit taking all my toys!
Angry
00:00:49:97
Alexis
These are my toys, I had them first!
Upset
00:01:25:85
Matilda No, you did not!
On Fire
Note: If you are importing third party data, the time formatting is important. It is HH:MM:SS:00. 00
is hundredths of seconds and is separated by a colon not a dot. This does not comply with some
spreadsheet editor’s format like Excel. So, watch out for this convention and change the formatting
before importing.
Transcriber XML File
The XML Transcript imports files that were created using Transcriber, the open-source transcription
application. Since Transcriber is open-source and projects like this can change with very little
documentation or announcements, we cannot guarantee that this import option will work
as specified unless using Transcriber version 1.5.1 found on its official website. To learn more
about Transcriber, visit the official website. At the time of this writing, the website is http://trans.
sourceforge.net/en/presentation.php.
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There are occasions where data does not contain time stamp information. By creating a tab
delimited file from the data and coding some corresponding instances, the data can be imported as
labels into the coded or specifically selected instances. Each line will be imported into each instance
respectively.
Here is a brief example on how this might be done.
1.
2.
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Create a tab delimited file that looks like this. Remember that each label must have a tab in
between each other. And each line must end in a carriage return, not a line feed.
Label 1 Label 2
Label 3
Label 3 Label 4
Label 1
Label 2 Label 1
Label 6
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Tab Delimited Data into selected instances
Code a timeline row with 3 instances.
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3. Select the instances in the timeline.
4. Choose File > Import > Tab delimited data into selected instances...
5. Each line of the tab delimited file will be imported as labels in the corresponding instances.
Line 1 > Instance 1
Line 2 > Instance 2
Line 3 > Instance 3
Generic CSV
1. The first line (row) in the file is the column header / value
description.
2. There are columns/values for Mins,Secs,Frames and each
line(row) has this data. Otherwise the data will be imported
into the timeline.
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The generic csv import will import most comma separated value files that meet the following
conditions:
A window will appear where each column/value can be be
configured as to how it will be imported into the timeline. By
unchecking the tick box in the import column, the row will
not be imported. The column heading name can be changed
by double clicking in this cell of the column heading column.
If the name is changed and the row is code, then this will be
the timeline row name. If the row is desginated a label, then this will be the label group. Each row
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Choose File > Import > Generic CSV file then select the file
to import.
can be imported as label or code row, click on Type cell in the column and set it to Label or Code.
There must be at least one code selected in all the rows. When multiple items are code, the rows
setup as labels will import into all instances for all code rows.
Paste METI Data
An event list from a METI system can be imported into the timeline using this option. To use this
import:
1.
Open the METI text file in a simple text editor like TextEdit. The file should look something like
this:
0:00:00
Patient Loaded: Untitled Adult Patient
0:01:28
“Scenario Loaded: “”Cardiac Arrest”””
0:01:28
“Scenario: “”Cardiac Arrest”” entered state: “”baseline”””
0:01:40
“Scenario: “”Cardiac Arrest”” entered state: “”begin_Cardiac Arrest”””
2.
Select the rows of data to be imported or select the entire document by pressing
COMMAND+A.
3.
Press COMMAND+C to copy the selection to the clipboard.
4.
Open the timeline for which the data should be imported.
5.
Choose File > Import > Paste METI data
The copied rows will be pasted into the timeline using the time references in the first column of
the data file as the starting points for each instance created. The second column of data will dictate
the code row that is created in the timeline. Its ending point will be the next row in the data where
a matching code row is found. All other columns in the data file will be inserted labels for the
instances.
Paste Laerdal Debrief Data
Similar to the METI Data import, the Laerdal Debrief Data import creates code rows and labels based
on data in an event log. Use the same steps outlined in the METI import to import the data into the
timeline. Rows and instances will be created for vital signs with their values being inserted as labels.
A Laerdal event log should look something like this:
Debriefing
Date: 11.03.2008 Time: 16:17:24
Healthy patient 00:00:00 Scenario started: Healthy patient
00:00:00 HR: 80 BP = 126/ 84 SpO2: 98 PAP: 25/ 10 etCO2: 34 mmHg T blood: 37.2 ∞C etO2: 16
00:00:32 Left lung sound = Crackles
00:00:32 Right lung sound = Crackles
00:00:48 Pulse radialis/brachialis. Pulse absent
00:00:49 Central pulses. Pulse strength = normal
00:01:00 HR: 80 BP = 126/ 84 SpO2: 98 PAP: 25/ 10 etCO2: 34 mmHg T blood: 37.2 ∞C etO2: 16
00:02:00 HR: 80 BP = 126/ 84 SpO2: 98 PAP: 25/ 10 etCO2: 34 mmHg T blood: 37.2 ∞C etO2: 16
00:03:00 HR: 80 BP = 126/ 84 SpO2: 98 PAP: 25/ 10 etCO2: 34 mmHg T blood: 37.2 ∞C etO2: 16
00:03:22 Left lung sound = Pleural Rub
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XML data can be automatically imported into a capturing timeline by selecting a folder for
Studiocode to look for incoming data. The XML format must in the Studiocode format. See the XML
Edit Import description for specifics on the data structure, particularly the session-info section. To
make the time synchronization work really precisely, the computer clocks of the capturing and
coding computers should be synchronized using network time. In order to synchronize properly, the
movie must be captured using Studiocode.
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Set Directory for Auto XML Import
The import directory should be set prior to capture, but can be done at anytime during capture. The
directory needs to be reset if the application is quitted.
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When using this import option, the file name must have the tag <import> in the beginning of
the file name otherwise Studiocode will not insert the data in the timeline. A file name might be
“<import>MercyHospital.xml”. Double underscores can be used in place of the angle brackets, so an
alternate file name could be __import__MercyHospital.xml.
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The auto XML import will not update instances that have already been imported into the timeline
for efficiency reasons as all XML data does not have to be reloaded from the start constantly. In the
case where the XML data has been updated for existing (past) instances, the xml must be reloaded
entirely. To do this: Choose File > Import > Reload auto XML import. The timeline will empty and all
XML data will be reloaded.
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Part 3 - Capture
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We define capture as the process of recording a sequence of images from a video source such as
a camera or digital convertor into a file on the internal hard disk of the computer or other storage
device. The capture windows supports various PCI capture cards, firewire and USB cameras such as a
webcam.
The capture window can be directly accessed in several ways:
1. By clicking on the camera icon in the main toolbar .....................
2.Through the main menu: Capture > Open capture window.
3. A keyboard shortcut: ŔR
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Capture
Capture
Before opening the capture window, connect the
camera or video source to your computer. When
the capture window is opened, it will search for
any connected video sources. If it does not find
an attached source, it will default to the built-in
iSight camera if available on the computer
otherwise it will indicate none available. This
is useful to know when testing connectivity
between computer and video sources.
The cable used to connect a camera is likely to be
a 9-pin to 4-pin or 6-pin to 4-pin Firewire cable.
The 9-pin or 6-pin end of the cable connects to the computer and the 4-pin connects to the camera.
Digital converters generally have a 6-pin connector, some have both 4-pin and 6-pin.
Code
In the Code window, by pressing the Capture icon................
Signal Flow
Satellite Video Out > Convertor Video In > Convertor Firewire Out > Computer Firewire In
So, the signal flow will start at the video out connector of the satellite box, travel to the video in
connector on the convertor using a rca cable, then travel to the computer using a firewire cable. Set
the convertor settings to analog input if automatic detection is not enabled.
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When connecting any video devices for capture, try to visualize the video signal flow. Drawing the
signal flow on paper can be very helpful. Start by identifying the source and destination connectors
physically on the devices, then map out how they are going to connect to each other, matching
video out to video in accordingly. For instance, if you are sourcing the video from a satellite receiver,
you are likely going to be using an analog to digital convertor as a bridge from the source to the
capturing computer.
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Setting Video and Audio Sources
The video and audio input sources can be set in the capture window below the video preview
window. To change the video source, click on the drop down menu next to the camera icon.
Choose the source from the list. A camera or other
device should appear in the menu if properly
connected.
To change the audio source, click on the drop down menu next to the microphone icon.
If a camera or other external device is used for capture, this option will be greyed out.
Compression Options
The capture window has options to change the encoding method that is used while capturing
the movie. The encoding method is referred to as a codec. Codec stands for compression
/ decompression and is the way in which the data is stored (compressed) and presented
(decompressed).
For many capture workflows, the native codec used by the source might not produce the optimal
results, so a different codec might be chosen to use during capture. This is common to reduce the
file size. For example, the DV codec produces very good quality video, but the file size is quite large.
So, as a way of reducing the file size, capture using the H.264 or MPEG-4 codec option. While the
quality is not as good, it is much easier to transfer and store the smaller files.
While choosing different codecs from the native ones is a great option, be aware that it requires
more CPU to recompress the files on the fly. We recommend doing a lot of testing to guarantee that
the options used during capture will work through the entire span of the video workflow. You might
find that your computer is not powerful enough to handle capture, recompression and coding at
the same time. You could also find that the chosen video codec will not work in some third party
software involved in your workflow.
Video Codecs
There are 3 codec choices for the video component of capture, (apart from the device’s native video
codec.) These are designed by Apple to produce the best results possible. The video codec options
can be accessed by clicking on the drop down menu to the right of the video source drop down.
Device Native - The capture will use the settings that are coming from the source. We recommend
using this option in most cases as it reduces the load on the cpu and results in the highest quality
possible. A common native codec is DV. DV files will be 13.76GB per hour.
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H.264 - This option compresses the video into the H.264 codec, a derivative of MPEG- There are 3
options while using this codec, the options only change the frame size thus reducing the file size. We
recommend using the H.264 SD option for most occasions. This creates a H.264 encoded movie with
a frame size of 640x480. One hour of video will be approximately 2GB per hour. The data rate will
fluctuate according to images being processed.
MPEG-4 - This option compresses into the MPEG-4 codec. Like H.264, there are 3 options, each one
uses a different frame thus resulting in a smaller file. This has traditionally been the codec of choice
for capturing good quality files with relatively small file sizes. Files will be roughly 2GB per hour.
H.264 will supercede this codec in the future.
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Apple Intermediate - This is a codec designed by Apple to be an intermediate format in an HDV
workflow. This codec produces very large and high quality video files while not requiring a lot of cpu
work to do so. Files are roughly 20GB per hour. This is a great codec to use when you want a high
quality master that will be used to create other videos such as for iPod or streaming over the internet.
Audio Codecs
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And there are 3 choices for the audio component of capture, (apart from the device’s native audio
codec.) Generally speaking, audio codec settings are largely ignored as when compared to video,
mainly because the size of the audio component is insignificant to that of video. For the most part
using the Device Native settings will be perfect. However to save a little space, using AAC High
Quality is a good option.
Next to the audio source drop down menu are the compression options. By default, the menu
selection is set to Device Native.
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Device Native - This will capture using whatever the device is outputting.
AAC High Quality - This delivers a CD quality audio track at 128kbps.
AAC Voice Quality - This delivers a low quality audio track at 32kbps.
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Apple Lossless - This delivers a very high quality audio track that is quite large in size depending
on the audio that is being recorded. This is a good option to use if recording using external
microphones and audio is really important to the video.
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The Capture Window Toolbar
Capture /Stop Button
Press this button to start capture and to stop the capture. Click and holding down the
mouse button will reveal a drop down menu of options.
Append Button
Allows you to stop a capture and then resume the capture at another time by appending
the resumed capture to the initial capture reference movie file.
Pause / Resume Button
The Pause/Resume button allows you to pause the capture and then resume later. You
cannot logout of the capture or perform another task in Studiocode while the capture is
paused.
Update Button
Manually updates the reference movie. (See also the Hot Tip on page 71.)
Preferences Button
Takes you to the Preferences Window.
Customize Button
Opens the Capture Customization Window.
Current Time Display
Displays the current elapsed time of the capture.
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Customize the Capture Window Toolbar
You may customize the toolbar of the Capture window by clicking the Customize icon.
Capture
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This will open the Capture Customization window. Drag and drop the function icons either to or
from the window into the toolbar
Start to learn how to capture by stepping through the basics first.
Make sure the capture source, camera or convertor is connected and turned on. Or try using the
Built-in iSight camera.
Open the capture window by clicking on the Capture icon in the main toolbar .
This will open
the capture window and an image should appear in the window from the camera or convertor.
Press the red capture button to start capture .
This button will reveal a drop down menu if the
click is held down while pressing the button.
Name the file and choose a destination folder. The desktop is a good place to start capturing files to
as you will not lose them as easily.
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Capture Window Functions
Once capture has begun, a timeline window will pop up. This timeline allows live access to the
capturing file, all the features of the timeline can be used live during capture. This timeline will
continue to grow in length during the capture.
In the capture window, the status section in the bottom of the capture window will indicate:
captured file length, size and data rate. It will also indicate disk information: available space and
approximate capture length available according to remaining disk space.
At any time, the capture can be paused by clicking on the Pause button
after pausing press the Resume button .
To stop the capture, press the stop button .
and movie window will remain.
. To continue capture
The capture window will disappear and the timeline
Quick Capture
The quick capture feature is used to initiate capture instantaneously forgoing any save
options. By pressing CONTROL+COMMAND+R, capture will start immediately and the
movie will be saved in the quick recording folder with a date stamp as the name. This
feature can also be accessed in the drop down menu of the red capture button in the
capture window toolbar. While this is a convenient feature for rapidly starting capture, it is
mainly employed through the remote communications and iCal event captures.
Append Capture
This feature allows you to append a capture to an existing movie. Select Append in the
Capture Window Toolbar, then select the movie file you wish to append the proposed
capture to, then capture as normal. The new capture will be attached as a continuation of
the existing movie.
Update Capture
During capture, a new file is written approximately every 5 seconds, then from these files
a continuous reference movie is created on the fly. This automatic update process can be
manually made to occur by pressing the update button in the capture toolbar. Pressing
update will start a new file. This is useful when exporting movies through the matrix web
export.
Note: Pressing the update button does not drop frames during capture.
Communicate
This is a local and remote way of initiating capture. ie. both Client and Server
For use with Remote Communication Coding and Capture only. Refer to the section
on page 78 - 86 for details of this function.
Communicate Only
This is a remote only way of initiating capture. ie. Server only
For use with Remote Communication Coding and Capture only. Refer to the
section on page 78 - 86 for details of this function.
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The capture window has a number of preferences which can be set in the capture section of the
main software preferences.
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Quick Recording Folder sets the folder where quick capture files will be saved.
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“Close window when recording stopped”. This option either closes or leaves the capture
window open after capture is stopped
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Capture Preferences
During capture, with a Code Window open, you may create instances in the Timeline using capture
mode (live capture) or code mode (after capture) or add labels to an instance (after instance has
been created). You may also add more buttons or labels to your code window or remove them. Thus
you may toggle between capture mode, code mode ,label mode and edit mode without affecting
the capture.
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Update Code Button
A code button in the code window can be created to update the capture when it is
pressed down.
1.
Create a new code button in the code window.
2.
Name the code button <capture_update>.
3.
Set the code button with a lag time. The lag time amount depends on how long
the update process should happen after the button is clicked.
A good approach to using the <capture_update> button is to have it activated by another
code button with lag time. Set the lag time for the <capture_update> button 1 second
longer that the code button that triggers it. When the code button ends its lag, the
<capture_update> button will trigger the update process 1 second later.
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Synchronizing Sound and Video
When using DV capture devices you may occasionally find inaccurate sound and video
synchronization in captured movies.
Most Common Problems that Occur are:
1.
The sound is offset by the same amount throughout the movie file.
2.
When capturing a long movie, the sound and video synchronization can be good
at the start of the video, but the further one goes, the more the sound and video
synchronization becomes a problem. In this case the scale of the video and sound is
different and is a known problem in Quicktime.
When Do Synchronization Problems Occur?
The problem of the gradual drift is most likely to occur when the pause/resume button in
the capture window is not used for extended periods of capture. These buttons start a new
video file each time they are used, so they can re-synchronize the video and sound. Using
the procedures below may not be very useful in this situation, since there are variable length
sections of video and sound and synchronization in one area may lead to slight misalignment
in others. Fortunately, the contracting and expanding procedures work best for movies created
when the pause/resume button are not used because any drift is constant across a single
movie file.
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In preferences, under Capture, select
“Equalize video and sound tracks when
capturing”. This will equalize the length
of the sound and video tracks during the
movie capture process (even if the pause
button is used). In general, the sound
track tends to be shorter than the video
track, so this function attempts to keep
them the same length. This setting is
turned on as a default.
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In the main menu bar select Edit > Equalize
track times. This can only be done after
the movie capture. However, it is not as
accurate as equalizing during capture if
your movie is made from more than one file.
You can choose to make the equalization
permanent if your movie is attached to a
timeline window. This procedure stretches
or contracts the length of the sound track
to equal the length of the video track.
This feature is also useful for resetting the
tracks when you have nudged, expanded,
or contracted the sound track and lost a
synchronization point altogether.
Synchronization of audio that is gradually drifting throughout a movie.
1.
Move the timeline cursor to a point near the end of the movie.
2.
Zoom in the timeline, turn on movie
looping (in the main
toolbar,) and play the timeline movie.
3.
If the sound is slightly behind the video, select Edit > Contract sound
track (OPTION+COMMAND+L).
4.
If the sound is slightly ahead the video, select Edit > Expand sound
track (OPTION+COMMAND+R).
5.
When you use these features the video and sound will pause, move in
the direction specified and resume play. If the video is attached to a
timeline then Studiocode will try to update the movie resource, so the
change is permanent.
6.
Save timeline.
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the direction specified and resume play. If the video is attached to a
timeline then Studiocode will try to update the movie resource, so the
change is permanent.
Save timeline.
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Synchronization of audio that is offset the same amount throughout a movie.
1.
Move the timeline cursor to a section in the movie, near the start of the
movie that can be used to evaluate the synchronization.
2.
Zoom in the timeline, turn on movie loopining.
(in the main toolbar,) and play the timeline movie
3.
If the sound is slightly ahead of the video, select Edit > Nudge sound
track right (CONTROL+OPTION+COMMAND+R). This nudges the sound
track one frame to the left. Hold down the keys to repeat the nudge
continuously.
4.
If the sound is slightly behind the video, select Edit > Nudge sound
track left (CONTROL+OPTION+COMMAND+L). This nudges the sound
track one frame to the right. Hold down the keys to repeat the nudge
continuously.
5.
When you use these features the video and sound will pause, move in
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Add Capture Event to iCal
Movies can be captured using iCal events. Follow these steps to set up movie to be captured. This is
useful when you are not going to be at your computer when the performance is happening and you
want to setup a queue of movies to be captured consecutively.
1. Choose Capture > iCal Capture from the main menu bar to open the iCal Capture window.
2.
3.
In the iCal Capture window, choose a date for the event by clicking on the graphical calendar.
Set the start and end time using the appropriate controls.
As a convenience, set the start time and use the slider to set the end time. If a longer end time is
required, increase the end time manually.
4. Input a name in the File name text box to be used for the captured file.
5. Press the Add to iCal button in the toolbar.
iCal will launch and a new calendar will be created called Studiocode if one does not already exist.
An event will be added to the calendar using the settings from the iCal Capture window.
The event has a specific naming convention that must used.
FDSWXUH!´029,(1$0(´
The movie file name will become the text inside the quotes. For instance, if the file name in the iCal
Capture window was “Arrest Simulation”, the iCal event will be named, <capture>”Arrest Simulation”.
The resulting captured file name will be Arrest Simulation.SCpkg. If this naming convention is not
used, Studiocode will not capture properly. If you want to rename the event, change only the name
between the quotes in the iCal event.
The event will trigger Studiocode to open 1 minute prior to the start of the event. Then using the
start and end times set in the event of the Studiocode calendar, the capture will start and end.
Note: Simultaneous events cannot be captured at the same time. Also, if using MobileMe synching and mulitple capture
computers, be careful not to sync the same calendars to all the machines.
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Movie files are generally quite large, so space on your hard drive must be managed and
organized especially if you do not have any external storage.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Drag the movie package to the trash can in the dock.
Make sure Finder is the active by clicking on the desktop.
Select Finder from the main menu bar and choose Empty Trash.
The Finder shortcut to trash a file is COMMAND+DELETE. To empty the trash, the
shortcut is SHIFT+COMMAND+DELETE.
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When you delete a movie file, we recommend saving the timeline file, so you can link it back
to the movie. Timelines are very small data files, often no more than 20KB. It is a common
practice to export the video to a dvd or tape for archiving purposes, then recapture the video
and match the coded information back to movie. To do this, create a folder, call it Timelines,
then open a movie, click on the timeline window and select File > Save as. Save the file in the
Timelines folder. Now, you have your timeline data saved and it can be matched back up to the
video at a later date.
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Linking Movies
If you want to re-capture a movie and link it to a saved timeline, you need to re-establish the
link between the two files.
Link a Re-Captured Movie to a timeline
1.Open a timeline file.
2.Studiocode will not be able to find the original linked
movie.
3.Click OK.
4.Use the open dialogue box to locate the movie. This
links the re-captured movie with the codes.
5.Save the timeline once the link has been established.
Link another Movie to a Timeline
You may also wish to link more than 1 movie to a timeline. With the timeline open :
1. From the Main Menu select File>Link movie to timeline window.
2. Follow the prompts to link the selected movie to your timeline.
Align Instances after Re-Capturing a Movie – Nudge Right Or Left
When you have re-captured a movie and re-linked it to a timeline, you may find the instances
in the timeline don’t line up with the relevant parts of the movie.
To correct this:
1. Press SHIFT+COMMAND+R to nudge the instances to the right. This moves all the instances
one frame to the right. Hold the keys down to repeat the nudge continuously. The operation
will accelerate the longer the keys are held down.
2. Press SHIFT+COMMAND+L to nudge the instances to the left. This moves all instances one
frame to the right. Hold the keys down to repeat the nudge continuously. The operation will
accelerate the longer the keys are held down.
Using the Mouse to slide and move instances in the Timeline
When importing data from external sources, it is almost always necessary to push the instances
around to align them to the movie. There are 4 convenient mouse driven features to accomplish this.
1.
Set the playhead at the start point of an instance, hold down CTRL+COMMAND+Z, then click
and drag the playhead to point in the video where the instance should start. All the instances in
the timeline will move also. In most cases, this should synchronize all instances in the timeline.
2.
Sometimes it is necessary to remove gaps between sections of instances in the timeline. This
is common if all the movies captured were paused at breaks in the action and the coded data
was time was not paused. To removed the gaps, set the playhead to the start time of the first
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instance after the gap, hold down CTRL+COMMAND+X and drag the playhead to the left until
the instance aligns with the movie.
Similar to CTRL+COMMAND+X, the playhead can be set at the last instance’s end time
preceding the gap, then choose Edit > Remove unused instance time to right of playhead
(OPTION+SHIFT+COMMMAND+L)
If a mistake is made using “Remove unused instance time to right of playhead”, the instances
can be nudged back by holding down OPTION+SHIFT+COMMMAND+R. All the instances to the
right of playhead will nudged to the right, creating a gap.
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Instance adjustments can add or subtract time to any selected instances in a timeline. In the
main menu bar, choose Edit > Instance adjustments. Mark In, will add or subtract time from
the beginning of an instance. Mark Out, will add or subtract time from the ending of instance.
Nudge clips will move the selected instances. Use a minus sign in front of the number to
nudge clips to the left.
Click on the adjust button once to make
the adjustments that are ticked. The adjust
button can be clicked on as many times as
required to make the necessary adjustments.
It will continuously apply the adjustments.
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Remote Communications
A flexible network feature, Studiocode remote communications are designed to provide one
or more computers the power to control information on, or share information with, multiple
computers during the capture and coding process. It can start, pause, resume, and end capture
on client computers over a local area network or even over the Internet.
Remote communications requires networking configuration. We recommend running this
feature over a gigabit ethernet network. This will insure that the best possible network
environment is in place. Wireless networks can be employed, but suffer from drop out
and range problems especially in highly populated areas where there are a lot of mobile
communication networks and active devices. For purposes of explaining this feature, we will
assume an ethernet network configuration is in place and connected as described below.
Before attempting to network your computers, we strongly recommend consulting the IT
department or Sportstec. The networking side of things can be quite tricky as every network is
setup a little differently and might have some quirks that could present some real problems.
Server And Client
The key to setting up this feature is understanding the roles of the Server and Client as we
define them.
A Server is a computer that sends commands to a Client.
A Client is a computer that executes the commands sent by a Server.
A computer can be both be a Server and a Client at the same time.
Setting Up a Basic Network
Each computer in the proposed network will need to be configured for this particular network. Each
computer will be assigned a static IP address for this network. (If the computers are already part of
a network, they will already have a unique IP address, which could be used. If the computer(s) is/
are not part of a network, or a new computer is being added to an existing network, we strongly
recommend you seek the assistance of your IT consultant or contact your Studiocode representative
before attempting to progress any further.) The IP address can be found in the networking panel of
the computer System Preferences.
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Navigate to the Network Preferences panel:
a. Click on the apple in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
b. Choose System Preferences... from the menu.
c. Click on the Network icon in the System Preferences panel.
d. Click on either “Ethernet” or “Airport” in the list of the Network Preferences panel
depending on whether your connection is to be hardwired or wireless.
Click the “Advanced” button
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Configure = Manually
IP Address = 10.0.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
Press the Apply button.
Configure the Client computer(s) Ethernet or Airport port to a static ip address.
Configure = Manually
IP Address = 10.0.1.2
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
Press the Apply button.
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Connect the computers using an ethernet
cable if Ethernet is configured.
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An Introduction
Configure the Server computer Ethernet or Airport port to a static ip address.
Network Locations
A handy Mac OS feature is network locations. Locations can be switched quickly to
configure the system from one network environment to another.
1.
Open network preferences panel in System Preferences.
2.
Click on the Location menu in the top of the panel and choose Edit Locations...
3.
Add a new location and give it a name suitable for the network environment.
The newly created location will have all the settings that are currently set in network
preferences panel. If any changes are made, the changes will be saved for this location.
To quickly switch locations, click on the apple in the upper left corner, choose Location and
select the proper network environment.
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Preferences for Remote Communication
Open the Communication Preferences by clicking on the Preferences button in the
Communications window or by choosing Studiocode > Preferences then click on the
Communication icon in the toolbar.
The “Stop/Disable all communications” checkbox option is a universal network security option. This
preference is checked by default so when you access the Preference Window for the first time the
Preference window will be unavailable. You will be required to uncheck the box and then either
enter a password chosen for the network, (for a completely new network,) or enter the password of
the existing network. You will now be able to set the remainder of the preferences for your network
to operate. See the explanation below regarding this function, but we recommend that this
checkbox be activated when the network is inactive.
Name/Description
Provide the computer with a name for the network. This is the name that will appear in the
Communications window of other computers connected to the network, to indicate whether
or not you are connected. Use a name that best describes how the computer will be used eg.
Client computer 1 or Server computer. This will make it easier to identify computers in the list.
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Set the password and verification field for the computer for this network. NB. This is not a
“system password” - it is a password for this Studiocode network only. It is common practice to
set all computers in the network to the same password, so the auto connection feature can be
used.
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Port Settings
An Introduction
Password
Port settings can be changed here. Studiocode uses 9093 which is a port left undefined by
networking standards. When setting up for Internet remote communications, this may be
changed to suit firewall rules. Be careful when changing this setting even on a local area
network. Changing this could cause serious problems for a network where other services may
be running over the same ports. Consult the IT department before changing this number.
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Default Password for Auto Connection To Clients
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Tick the box next to Use same password as default for auto connection to clients. This will try
to connect with clients using the same password that is set above for the computer. A very
convenient option to use when there are multiple clients to connect.
Allow Servers to Start/Stop Capturing
Tick this box to allow connected servers to start/stop capture on the computer.
Allow Servers to Pause/Resume Capturing
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Tick this box to allow connected servers to pause/resume capture on the computer
Allow Servers to Update Capturing
Tick this box to allow connected Servers to update capture
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Do Not Show Errors As They Occur
Tick this box to stop the error log from popping up during remote communications. Keep this
option ticked unless trouble shooting is required.
Do Not Connect With Clients
Tick this box when the computer will be acting only as a client. The computer will not act as a
server and send any commands to any clients. Commonly used when computer is acting as a
client only. DO NOT CHECK THIS BOX if you are a Server computer in the network.
Stop Servers Connecting To This Computer
Tick the box to stop all servers from connecting to the
computer. The computer cannot be a client when this
ticked. Commonly used when the computer is acting as a server only.
Disable Automatic Connection To Clients
Tick this box to stop auto connecting to clients. This
stops any attempt to find and connect with clients
using Bonjour technology on the network. When this option is ticked, all clients must be
added manually.
Use AMX Communication Protocol
The AMX communication is available to users that
have an AMX system with the custom protocol
code installed on the AMX control system
Remote Communication Security
Stop/Disable All Communication
Tick this box to stop all remote communications.
We highly recommend that when remote
communications are not being used that this box is ticked. Accidentally starting capture or
code button pushing could be very problematic for other computers on the network.
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Open the Communication window by choosing File > Communication window.
Either enter a password chosen for the network, (for a completely new network,) or enter the
password of the existing network in the dropdown panel.The function of the dropdown panel
is for you to either set or change the communications password for your network.
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The Communication Window
All available and connected Clients and Servers are shown in this window. The number of
connected Clients and Servers are shown in the list on the left edge of this window.
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NOTE: If remote communications are required to be sent over the Internet, IT consultation will be a must.
This will require a high level of network experience and is a very involved setup. Please contact Studiocode
to get more information on setting up remote communications over the Internet.
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The communication window is where Client computers can be added, suspended, removed
and edited. Errors and logs can be accessed for trouble shooting or basic monitoring. You may
also access the Preference panel from here too.
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Connecting To Clients For Remote Communication
Clients can be added and connected in two ways. Automatically or Manually.
Automatic Connection
Click on the Clients button in the list on the left of the Communications window. Clients with
remote communications enabled and servers with automatic connection to clients enabled
will appear automatically in the main list of the communications window. If the default
password for
auto connect option is set, it will connect automatically too.
The Bonjour icon will appear if connected automatically. If this is not set, then double click
on the computer name and set the password in the window. Tick the Initiate recording on
client computer if capture needs to be started on the client. A red button
will appear
next to the computer name when initiate capture is configured. When the client is connected,
the status column will report connected other wise it will report password required or unable
to connect to IP or Port.
Manual Connection
Manually adding clients is used when no clients are readily available on the local area network
or the client is being to connected to over the Internet via a public IP address or VLAN. This
allows for all client configuration to take place before connecting to any network.
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There are two capture remote communication buttons in the Capture window, Communicate
and Communicate Only. These buttons are not a part of the default of the toolbar set and must
be added by customizing the capture window toolbar, (see the capture window section on
customizing the toolbar to add these buttons to the capture window.)
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Once the clients and servers are connected in the Communications window, capture
commands can be initiated through the Capture window. Open the Capture window to view
or set up the necessary buttons in the Capture toolbar.
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Click on the Clients button in the list on the left of the Communications window.
Add the clients manually by clicking on the Add button in the window.
Add the IP address or URL for the
client, set the password, then press
the Test button to check whether
the client is ready to communicate. A
timeout duration can be set to better
synchronize communication. A longer
timeout duration may need to be
set if connecting over the Internet or
there is heavy traffic over a slow network. When the password is set and the test checks out
OK, press OK. If the test does not report back a positive result, the client can still be added. The
client will be added in the list of clients. When a client is added in this fashion, the computer
name will not appear in the list. Remember to set the initiate capture option if required.
The Communicate Only capture button will only send capture commands
to the clients and will not initiate the local capture. The captured files will be
found in the preferred quickstart capture folder. They will be named using a
date stamp according to the system date. To set the Quickstart capture folder
choose Capture > Quickstart set folder from the main menu bar along the top of the screen.
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The Communicate capture button will initiate a quickstart capture locally
(server) and remotely on the connected clients with the initiate recording option
checked. All the capture functions in the local capture window: stop, pause and
resume will both work on the local (server) capture and the remote (client) captures.
Remote Communication Coding
The most powerful and simple feature of remote communications is the ability to send
button push commands from a server’s code window to a client’s code window. This means
that multiple people can be coding on different computers, all feeding information to each
other’s timeline or into a single timeline over a network. Using the Internet, capture and
coding processes can literally be done across the globe.
The button push commands are sent from server computers to client computers automatically
when code mode is activated in a code window. There are no configuration settings in the
preferences for this feature of remote communications. The only things that are required are
the connection to a client and the identical code windows on each computer.
There are a few items to note.
1. Use identical code windows on each server and client. Remote button pushing is when a
server code window sends the push command to the matching client code window. The
client computer locates the button to be pushed down and pushes it down. If the same
code window is not open on the client computer, no buttons will be pushed down, so no
instances will be created in the timeline of the client computer.
2. Multiple windows can be open at one time. It is a good practice to break down a single large
code window into multiple smaller ones. This can make the coding process focused and
accurate for the people coding.
3. Do not set the same hotkeys for multiple windows. When multiple code windows are open,
the hotkeys may push down the wrong buttons if the same ones are set in the buttons of
the windows.
4. Capturing does have to occur locally on a server computer. Connect to a capturing client
with the same code window open, open the same code window on the server and activate
code mode. The button pushes will start on the client even though the server is not
capturing.
Imagine 20 or more people could be viewing the same event, coding on separate computers
in different geographical locations while all the data is being pushed into one capturing client.
The possibilities for this feature are endless...
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An Introduction
Movie Playback
Playing a movie is easy, you can go to any part of the movie whenever you like with a click of
the mouse. You’ll be there instantly, no need to fast forward or rewind.
Playing any Movie
There are five ways to play a movie:
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Click on the
play icon
on the main
tool bar.
Double click
on the movie
window.
Press the
SPACE BAR on
the keyboard
Press the UP
ARROW on
the keyboard.
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Press
CONTROL+L
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There are five ways to pause a movie:
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Click on the
pause icon
on the tool bar.
2
Click on
the movie
window.
Press the
SPACE BAR on
the keyboard.
Press the
DOWN
ARROW on
the keyboard
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Press
CONTROL+K
on the
keyboard.
Note: With a roller mouse place your cursor over any movie window and roll up or down to
play or pause movie playback. With two finger scrolling turned on, put two fingers on the track
pad and push fingers up to play and pull fingers down to pause movie.
Change the playback speed of a movie by holding down COMMAND, place the mouse over the
window and two finger scroll on the track pad or use the wheel mouse.
The state of play, whether the movie is paused or playing, will re-engage after any rewind or
fast forward action.
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Pause any Movie
View the Movie Frame by Frame
There are two ways to view a movie frame by frame:
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With the movie paused, Press the LEFT
or RIGHT ARROW keys to view the movie
frame by frame.
2
Click on the Step Forward/Back Button on
the main tool bar.
Play a Movie in Slow or Fast Motion
1.
The tool bar has a speed slider, click and drag the sliding indicator to the speed you
require. All movies will be played at this speed.
2.
Press and hold the LEFT or RIGHT ARROW keys
Go to a Specific Part of the Movie
There are three ways to go to a specific part of the movie:
1
Drag the
playhead in the
timeline to the
required point
in the movie.
2
Use the Fast Forward or
Fast Rewind Buttons on
the main tool bar.
3
Press the RIGHT or LEFT
ARROW keys to move
the playhead though the
movie.
Movie Playback Keyboard Control
Once a movie is created or linked to a timeline, you can use many key combinations to play it
at different speeds.
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UP ARROW plays the movie.
DOWN ARROW stops the movie.
RIGHT ARROW moves the movie forwards by 1/10 sec frame by frame. Hold it down
for continuous slow motion movement forward.
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LEFT ARROW moves the movie backwards by 1/10 sec frame by frame. Hold it down
for a smooth rewind action.
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HOME moves the playhead to the beginning of the movie.
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END moves the playhead to the end of the movie.
Pressing the modifier keys; COMMAND, SHIFT, OPTION, & CONTROL plus LEFT OR RIGHT
ARROW will move the playhead at different increasing speeds. Another way to move the
playhead around is press CONTROL+L, CONTROL+K, or CONTROL+J. CONTROL+L will play the
video forward, each time it is pressed the movie will play faster. CONTROL+J works the same
way, but in reverse. CONTROL+K will pause the video.
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An Introduction
Creating Instance Movies
You can create an instance movie in the timeline from:
· A single instance.
· All instances in a single row chronologically.
· Selected instances across multiple rows chronologically (Merge rows).
· Sequential rows in order of row number and the selected rows (Sequential rows).
· Selection order in a single row or across multiple rows (Selection order).
Play a Single Instance
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1. Double click on the instance in the timeline or select an instance and press the Make
movie button in the timeline tool bar.
Play All Instances in a Single Row
Select the row of instances by clicking on the row number.
Click on the Make movie button in the timeline tool bar. All instances in the row
will play in chronological order. Alternatively, after selecting the instances, press
OPTION+COMMAND+M on the keyboard to create the instance movie.
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To make it even easier, double click on the row number and an instance movie will be created
from all the instances in the row.
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Merge Rows, Sequential Rows, and Selection Order
There are 3 different ways to play instances across multiple rows by changing the make movie
method in the timeline. By default, Merge rows is selected. To change, click on the square
button in the upper left corner of the timeline window. Remember to press the Make movie
button or use the shortcut OPTION+COMMAND+M.
Merge Rows
Merge row creates instance movies in chronological order of the timeline. When multiple
instances are selected in different rows, the merge rows feature will merge the instances and
create chapter markers where instances overlap.
1.
Hold down COMMAND to select multiple rows. Select the row of instances by
clicking on the row number.
2.
Click on the Make movie button on the timeline tool bar. The instances will play in
chronological order, alternatively use the shortcut OPTION+COMMAND+M.
Sequential Rows
Sequential rows creates instance movies in row order of the timeline for all selected instances.
When multiple instances are selected in different rows, the sequential rows feature will start
from the lowest row number and proceed to the highest row number. All instances in each row
will be played in chronological order.
1.
Organize the timeline rows by dragging on the row number.
2.
Select the Sequential rows feature in the timeline.
3.
Hold down the COMMAND key and click on the row number to select multiple rows.
4.
Click on the Make movie button on the timeline tool bar. The instances will play
according to their row order.
Selection Order
Selection order creates instance movies in the order that instances are
selected in the timeline.
1. Select the Selection order feature in the timeline.
2. Hold down the COMMAND key and click on the instances in the order
you want them to play in the instance movie. As each instance is
selected, it is labeled with a number [1], [2], [3]...
3. Click on the Make movie button on the timeline tool bar. The instances
will play according to their selected order.
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Presenting Instance Movies
An Introduction
Any timeline movie or instance movie can be presented in full screen.
Present a Movie in Full Screen
There are three ways to present a movie in full screen:
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On the main tool bar, click
on Present movie button.
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Select Windows from
the main menu bar and
choose Present movie.
This will present the movie
full screen.
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To play the movie in
full screen presentation
mode, select the movie
window, and press the
COMMAND+M keys on
the keyboard.
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Stop Presenting a Movie in Full Screen
Loop Instance Playback
Looping an instance repeats it continuously
1.On the main tool bar, select the Loop button. It will change from
to
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2.Double click on the instance to play it. ..
NOTE: When the looping feature is turned on, the timeline movie will loop also. If the timeline
is zoomed in, it will loop within the zoomed range.
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To stop presenting a movie in full screen press the ESC key on the keyboard.
1. On the main tool bar, click on the Volume button.
Drag the control button to the desired
volume.
2. In an instance movie, click on the speaker icon in the bottom left of the movie window. Drag
the control button to the desired volume.
1. Use the Function keys on the keyboard to increase or decrease volume.
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1. Select the movie window.
2. Choose Reduce movie size or Increase movie size from the Windows menu in the main menu
bar, or use the shortcut keys, SHIFT+COMMAND+ <key , or SHIFT+COMMAND+ >key.
Note: A timeline movie has 2 rectangle icons in the bottom left of the window. These can be
clicked to change the movie size also. If CONTROL is held down when these are clicked, the
timeline and movie will arrange automatically.
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Exporting Movies
DV Video Export
If a movie is in the DV format, then you can export using the DV export feature in the main tool
bar. This will export the selected movie to a camera or an analog/digital convertor. If the movie
is in a different format like MPEG-4, it will not export to the external devices.
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5.
Create the instance movie you wish to export.
Select the instance movie, so it is the active window.
Set your device to accept digital input.
Click on the Export to... button in the main tool bar. If the movie is exporting
properly, the arrow in the icon will change from yellow to
red.
The
video will appear in the camera or the device connected to the convertor.
Play your instance movie. If you are exporting to a tape recorder or DVD burner,
queue the movie to the beginning on the computer, press record on the recorder
or burner, then hit play on the computer. For presentation, you can use all the
fast forward, fast rewind, frame by frame, and slow motion features. If you switch
instance movies, press the “Export to”
button again to begin exporting.
Video Out Export
When movies are not DV format, the only way to export full screen video to a recorder, burner,
or projector/tv monitor is to use the video out port of the Apple computer. Plug in the external
device using the DVI, Mini-DVI, or Video Out port on the computer. You may need to use a
convertor cable to match the input of the external devices. With the hardware connected,
follow these steps to enable the video to be exported.
1.
Open the Display preferences in the System Preferences of the computer. Click on
the blue apple in the upper left corner of the screen, choose System Preferences
from the menu.
2.
Click on the Displays icon in System Preferences.
3.
In the Display preferences, click on the detect display button. This will export the
desktop to the external device. The image will appear on the external device.
4.
There are two ways to export using the display settings. The first is mirroring the
desktop, so that what is on the main screen of the computer is presented. There is
a check box in the display preferences that will turn mirroring off or on. The second
is extended mode where a secondary monitor is available to use as another screen
for video export. The secondary display position can be moved in relation to the
primary screen in the display preferences.
5.
If mirroring is enabled, the exact image on the computer will be displayed on the
secondary monitor. This is a common way to set this up as users tend to lose the
mouse on the secondary monitor and find it difficult to manage two monitors
especially when they are not side by side. If extending the desktop to a secondary
monitor is used, an instance movie when presented in full screen will be exported in
full screen to that monitor.
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Using Instance Movie Chapter Markers
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When an instance movie is created from multiple instances in a timeline, each instance in
the instance movie is marked by a chapter marker. There are two ways to jump through the
chapter markers.
1. In the instance movie, press the TAB key to
move forward to the next chapter marker.
SHIFT+TAB moves backwards to the previous
chapter marker.
2. Click and hold on the chapter menu in the
bottom right corner of the instance movie.
A drop down list of chapter markings will
appear. Click on the instance you want to view.
NOTE: A similar feature is in the timeline.
Select a row of instances, press CONTROL+TAB
to jump to the beginning of each instance.
SHIFT+CONTROL+TAB will move to the previous instances.
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Open the Edit labels window by selecting
Edit instance labels... from the Edit menu
in main menu bar. Click on an instance
and the labels will appear in the Edit labels
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Hover the mouse cursor over the instance
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Manipulating Movies
Closing Movie Windows
The most basic movie operation aside from opening a movie is closing one. To close a movie
window, press the red button in its window bar. However, a more convenient way to close movies
is to use the shortcut, COMMAND+I. This shortcut closes all open instance movies instantly. When
analysing instances from the timeline, a lot of instance movies can be open at one time; clicking on
the red button to close them all can take awhile. Using this shortcut, makes this a lot quicker. This
function can be found under the Windows menu, Close all instance movies.
Movie Window Sizes and Proportions
One of the more basic manipulations of a movie is to change the size. Studiocode changes
the size based on halves of the original movie size. The change a movie window size, press
COMMAND+SHIFT+ on the keyboard to increase and COMMAND+SHIFT+, to decrease. The same
function can be found under the Windows menu: Reduce movie size and Increase movie size. In the
menu, the shortcuts for this are COMMAND+> and COMMAND+<. > and < are inputted by holding
down SHIFT+. and SHIFT+,.
To reset the movie window to its native size, choose Windows > Natural movie size menu item.
Movie proportions can be changed by using the: Movie proportions 16x9, Movie proportions 4x3
and Movie proportions - native. Using these features will either stretch or shrink the movie window
according to the movies aspect ratio. It is usually very obvious when these settings should be used. If
a movie’s aspect ratio is 16x9 and the movie window is set to 4x3, objects in the movie will appear to
be thinner that they naturally might appear to the human eye in real life. If the movie’s aspect ratio is
4x3 and the movie window is set to 16x9, objects will appear wider than they might actually appear
in realy life.
Overlay Two Movies
Using the overlay feature you can take two
instances and put them on top of each other to
analyse the differences in the movies.
1.Create two separate instance movies.
2.Choose Overlay instance movies from the
Windows menu in the main menu bar or
press the shortcut OPTION+COMMAND+Y.
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1.Create the overlaid movies as above.
2.Press the SHIFT+OPTION keys, click in the movie frame and drag the top movie to align the area of
interest with that of the second (lower) movie.
3.When you play the movie the top and lower movies will stay in this aligned position.
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Change Transparency Level of Movie Windows
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Choose Reduce transparency or Increase transparency from the Windows menu in the main menu
bar. Use the shortcut keys CONTROL+OPTION+9 or CONTROL+OPTION+0, by pressing these
repeatedly you can vary levels.
Flip an Instance Movie
1.Create an instance movie.
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2.Choose Flip movie horizontally from the
Windows menu in the main menu bar. The
movie frame will be flipped horizontally.
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Stacking Instance Movies
“Stacking” is the process of projecting more than 1 movie in the movie window at the same time.
Two or more instance movies can be stacked in various configurations in one movie window. The
only limiting factors to how many movies can be stacked are the computer’s screen size and speed.
Each viewing angle in the stack movie can be moved around the stack. The stack configuration can
be changed; 1x2, 2x2, 4x1, etc. Any viewing angle in the stack can be zoomed and the other movies
in the stack are hidden from view.
1.
Open a timeline with some coded instances. Find three similar instances to view and
make 3 separate instance movies from each one.
2.
Set the playhead on each movie to a point at which all three movies will be in sync. This
might be one second prior to a particular event.
3.
With all the sync points set in each instance movie, press COMMAND+Y or choose Stack
instance movies from the Windows menu in the main menu bar.
4.
A stacked movie will open up with all three instances in a 3x1 configuration.
5.
To change the stack movie configuration, press CONTROL+COMMAND and click in the
stack movie window. Select 1x3 or 3x1 from the pop up menu.
6.
To move a viewing angle location in the configuration, press down COMMAND and click
and drag the viewing angle to another location in the window.
7.
To zoom an individual angle, press OPTION+COMMAND and double click on the angle in
the movie window. Use the same procedure to zoom out to viewing all angles at once or
press the stack movie
button . The keystroke and mouse clicks work in full screen
also.
To make viewing angles in the stack easier and avoiding constant rewinding of the movies, there are
some playback features built in.
For an instance movie with chapter markers.
1. If the movie is playing and it is zoomed, the movie jumps back to the previous chapter marker.
2. If the movie is stopped and it is zoomed, the movie only changes views and does not jump.
For an instance movie without chapter markers or a timeline movie.
1. If the movie is playing and it is zoomed, the movie jumps back 10 seconds by default. This time can
be adjusted in the movies preference panel.
2. If the movie is stopped and it is zoomed, the movie only changes views and does not jump.
NOTE: If you wish to use this feature, we recommend using the most powerful computer that is
available. When stacking 4 or more DV movies together, plan on using a desktop computer not a
portable. Playing multiple movies simultaneously is very cpu and hard disk use intensive.
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Stacking timelines merges all the coded instances in the timelines that are being stacked. If the
same rows exist in each timeline, the instances and rows will be merged into one in the new
timeline.
Stacking timelines requires synchronous video. So, it is important that all captures are
continuous through the whole event. Pausing and resuming capture will cause the movies to
be out of sync. We recommend starting capture 1-2 minutes prior to the start of the event. It is
also a good idea to capture audio.
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Multiple timelines can be stacked to create a single timeline and linked stack movie. After
capturing and coding multiple synchronous camera angles of an event, each timeline can be
merged into a single stacked timeline.
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Stacking timelines is basically the same process as stacking instance movies.
1. Close all windows except for the timelines and movie windows that are going to be stacked.
2. Find the sync point in each timeline and position the playhead on each timeline to
that point. It is a good idea to move the playhead back a couple of seconds by pressing
OPTION+LEFT ARROW on each timeline after setting the sync point. This will give a little
extra movie time prior to the first event that might need to be coded.
3. Choose File > Stack timeline movies.
4. Name the file and save it. Remember to check what type of package is being created when
you save. Standalone, reference and compressed are all options. We recommend creating
a reference package first, so the results can be checked quickly. Do not delete the original
movies until you have saved it as a stand alone package.
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Audio is a great way to find the synchronization point of a movie. If all cameras are not pointed
at the same thing when the event starts, audio can provide solid clues to find a worthy sync
point.
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Stack Movie Zooming
The stack can be zoomed in a Timeline, Instance, or full screen movie.
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Hold down OPTION+COMMAND and double click on the view you want to zoom in, all other
views will be hidden until you zoom back out.
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To zoom out back to the stack, press OPTION+COMMAND and double click on the zoomed in
view.
Multiview Hotkeys can be configured so the zooming can be done by pressing keys on the keyboard.
1. Access the Preferences for Multiview Hotkeys in the Movies panel of the Studiocode Preference.
Choose Studiocode > Preferences, then press the Movies Icon In The Toolbar
2. Tick the Multiview hotkeys tick box to turn the feature on, then set the Hotkeys for the switching.
There are 12 possible views available for zooming using Hotkeys.
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Click in the empty buttons to the right of the Movie numbers. Then press a key on the keyboard
to set the Hotkey.
When a stack movie is open and a multiview Hotkey is pressed the view will zoom. To unzoom back
to the stack view, press the Hotkey again. This can also be done by clicking on the grid icon in the
top of the movie. The movie views are numbered from left to right, top down in the grid.
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Hold down COMMAND while clicking and dragging on the view. Drop the view in the approximate
location of the grid to relocate.
Changing Stack movie grid layout.
Hold down CTRL+COMMAND and click on the Stack movie. Choose the grid layout from the popup
menu. If using a right click mouse, hold down COMMAND, then right click on the stack movie and
choose the grid layout from the popup menu.
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Changing Stack movie view locations in the grid
Stack movie Playback Preferences.
For an Instance movie without Chapter Markers or a Timeline movie.
Note: In the case of an Instance movie, this will be a movie made of a single instance only.
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If the movie is playing and it is zoomed in or out, the playhead will jump back by the
number of seconds which have been specified in the Movie Preferences
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If the movie is stopped and it is zoomed in or out, the movie only changes view and the
playhead does not jump back 10 seconds.
Making a Movie from a Folder of Movies
Studiocode captures in a series of movie segments, each segment contains a number in the
file name: 00001, 00002, 00003, etc. This sequential numbering scheme is also used by tapeless
video cameras. So, to make generating a single movie from a series of sequentially named
movie files easy, the Make movie from a folder of movies can be used.
Place all the movie files in the same folder, the choose File > Make movie from a folder of
movies and select the folder. A reference movie will be created with all the segments together
in sequence according to the number in their file name. Save the movie as a standalone or
convert it to another format.
This feature is handy if a movie package has been corrupted or when capture has ended
unexpeditely. The movie parts can be quickly put back together to create a continuous movie.
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If the movie is playing and it is selected. It will expand the view (zoom in) if the view
is of all the movies in the stack. It will contract the view (zoom out), if the view is of an
expanded view in the stack. The movie time will jump to the previous chapter marker at
that beginning of the chapter for both of the view options described above.
If the movie is stopped and it is selected, (for both an expanded or contracted view), the
movie only changes view and does not jump to a chapter marker.
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Editing Instance Movies
Instance movies can be edited using delete, cut, copy and paste or drag & drop features. By
selecting a segment of an instance movie, the segment can be deleted or copied and pasted
into another instance movie. NOTE: Editing instance movies does not edit the timeline.
Delete a Segment in an Instance Movie
1.
Select a segment in the instance by holding SHIFT and dragging the playhead in the
instance movie. As the playhead is dragged, the timeline of the instance movie will
fill in with a darker grey color. The darker grey area is the selected portion.
2.
Press CONTROL+COMMAND+DELETE to clear the selected segment. Or choose
Delete movie segment from the Edit menu in the main menu bar. An instance movie
for presentation can be assembled from many different segments of other instance
movies.
Copy, Cut and Paste Instance Movie Segments
When an instance movie is created from a timeline, the entire length of the movie is selected
by default. If you move the playhead in the instance movie, you will lose the selection. To
reselect the whole instance, move the playhead to the beginning, hold down SHIFT, and drag
the playhead the entire length of the instance movie.
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Open two instance movies from a timeline.
In the second instance movie, press CONTROL+COMMAND+C. This will copy the
selection in the instance movie. If the playhead was not moved, it will copy the
entire length of the instance movie. If it was moved, it will only copy the frame that
is currently being displayed.
In the first instance movie, move the playhead to the end and press
CONTROL+COMMAND+V. This will paste the second instance movie segment at the
end of the first instance movie.
Repeat this process to continue adding segments to the end of the instance movie.
Note: Segments can be pasted into any part of an instance movie. Position the playhead where
you want the segment to be inserted and when you copy and paste, it will be inserted at that
point. The actions of the Keyboard Shortcuts referred to above may also be achieved from the
Edit drop down in the Main Menu .
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To simplify the process, you can drag and drop movie segments from one instance movie to
another.
1. Open two instance movies from a timeline.
2. Position the playhead in the beginning of the first
instance.
3. Click and drag from the middle of the movie frame of
the second instance and drop into the first instance
movie. The first instance movie will highlight with
zebra stripes around the movie frame.
4. The segment will insert at the location of the playhead.
In this case, that is at the beginning of the first
instance.
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Drag and Drop Instance Movie Segments
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Combining Instance Movies
A simple way to combine instances in a specific order is to use the Combine instance movie
feature. This feature creates a new instance movie from all open instance movies in the order
that they are layered on the screen.
1.
Open 2 or more instance movies in reverse order for which you want them
combined. Create the second instance first, then the first one. This will layer them
correctly without having to click on the movie windows to layer them.
2.
Choose Windows > Combine instance movies in main menu bar. A third movie
window will open that will have both instances in the movie in the order that they
were layered on the screen.
NOTE: To add another instance to the beginning or end of the new combined movie, close
the first 2 instance movies used to create the newly combined one. Do not close the newly
combined instance movie. Open another instance from the timeline, layer it in front or behind
the open combined instance movie, then choose Combine instance movies. If the new
instance was in front of the combined one, it will be added to the beginning, if it was behind, it
will be added to the end. Repeat this process to assemble a full length movie for presentation
Saving Instance Movies
Any instance movie can be saved as a file for presentation, archive, or distribution purposes.
So, after editing a movie, you can save your work.
1.
Click on the movie that you want to save so that it is the front most window. When
saving, the front most window will be selected by the software as the window to
save.
2.
Choose Save from the File menu in the main menu bar. Alternatively, you can press
COMMAND+S or click on the save button in the main tool bar.
3.
Select the target save location and name the file.
4.
Set the required movie format from the bottom of the save window.
Studiocode stand-alone or MoviePlayer stand
alone movie formats create files that contain
all the necessary data to view the movie
independent of the original movie file. Since
stand alone movies contain all the necessary data
to be played on its own, they tend to be large
files. Stand alone files are required when you wish
to share the movie with other people on their
computers.
Studiocode or MoviePlayer reference to original movie formats create reference files that point
to original movies. Reference movies are very small in size and save very fast as they do not
contain any raw video data and thus do not duplicate video data. However, the file must have
access to it’s original raw movies from which it was created. If you delete the original movie, a
reference movie will not play. Use reference movies to quickly assemble an edit, then save it as
a stand alone when you are done.
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Click the Save button to save the movie.
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There are many types of tracks inside a movie file besides video and audio. Studiocode uses
text tracks to display transcription text in the movie window. There are situations where this
data needs to be removed from the movie. To do this, open the movie and choose Edit >
Remove tracks except video and audio. All tracks not video or audio will be removed from the
movie. Save the movie after completing this operation. This cannot be undone, be careful if the
data is important such as subtitles.
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Removing Extra Movie Tracks
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Removing extra tracks can help some third party applications open Studiocode movies files
and the vice versa is true for Studiocode. So, if the movie has text appearing in unexpected
places, use the feature to clean up the movie tracks.
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If the sound track for a movie is too low or high, it is possible to increase or decrease the
track’s volume. Open the movie that needs the sound track changed, then choose Edit >
Multiply audio. A dialog will open where the percentage increase or decrease change can be
set. Setting a value above 100% will increase the volume, values below 100% will reduce the
volume. Press OK to commit the new setting and save the movie.
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Working with Code Rows
Move a Row
Click and drag from the row number in the timeline.
Select Multiple Rows
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2.
Press COMMAND and click on the row numbers
you want to select.
To select a range of rows, select the top row of the desired range, then select the
bottom row while holding down SHIFT.
Duplicate a Row
1. Press CONTROL and click (RIGHT CLICK) on the row number you want to
duplicate.
2. Select Duplicate selected rows from the drop down menu.
Delete a Row
1.
2.
Press CONTROL and click (RIGHT CLICK) on the row number you want to delete.
Select Delete selected rows from the drop down menu.
Edit Code Row Names
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4.
Press CONTROL and click (RIGHT CLICK) on the row number you want to edit.
Select Edit row from the drop down menu. This opens the row properties strip.
Type in the new name in the text area.
Use the arrow keys to move up and down rows or press ENTER to move down rows
and SHIFT+ENTER to move up rows.
Press the ESC key when changes are complete to close the strip.
Change Code Name Colors
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Press CONTROL and click (RIGHT CLICK) on the row
number you want to edit.
Select Edit row from the drop down menu.
Click on the color chip to the left of the row name
Drag into the color palette and choose a new color
Use the arrow keys to move up and down rows or
press ENTER to move down rows and SHIFT+ENTER
to move up rows.
Press the ESC key when changes are complete to close the strip.
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Add a New Blank Row to a Timeline
Choose Rows > Add row from the main menu bar. The new
row will be created below the selected row in the timeline.
Alternatively, you can press the New row
icon in the
timeline tool bar or press COMMAND+N.
Create a New Row from Selected Instances using New Row +
You can also select rows of instances too. With the instances selected, click on the New row +
icon in the timeline tool bar.
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Select the instances that you wish to include in a new row, press COMMAND and select
the instances one by one or click and drag in the timeline to select a group of instances.
Create New Row Hints
1. For fast alternating dialogue between two people, code one person’s half of the
conversation, then use the NOT operator, to create the second person’s timeline row.
2. When you want to use more than two rows, create a new row from the first 2 rows, then
create another row from that row using it as row A and the third row as row B. Repeat this
again and again to drill down further.
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AND, OR, or NOT can be used as
operators. AND will create instances
where A and B overlap. OR will create
instances from both rows combining
where overlaps occur. NOT creates
instances where A does not exist.
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1. Choose Rows > Create new row from the main menu bar. This opens the Add row window
where you can select 2 rows to create a new one using different time intersection options.
2. Name the new row and select where in the
timeline to insert it.
3. Click the Combine rows radio button to form
new row.
4. In row A, choose the first row you want to use.
5. Choose the operation that will apply to the
combination of rows. The type of operation is
illustrated in the box at the left of the window.
6.In row B, choose the second row you want to
use and click the Create row button.
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Sorting Code Rows
Rows can be sorted in a variety of ways, manual dragging up and down being the most
common. However, using name and color can automate the process and make organizing the
timeline a lot quicker.
Sort Rows by Name
Choose Rows > Sort rows by name from the main menu bar. All rows will sort by alphabetical
order.
Sort Rows by Color
Choose Rows > Sort rows by color from the main menu bar. Colors are sorted in order of the
palette from left to right descending from lighter to darker. The color palette has 600 colors
and each color has an (X,Y) coordinate. White in the upper left most corner (1,20) and the
darkest red in the lower right most corner (30,1) define the sorting pattern from left to right,
top to bottom.
Sort Rows by Color then by Name
Choose Rows > Sort rows by color then by name from the main menu bar. All rows will sort by
color and then within each color sort by name.
Sort Rows by Number of Instances
Choose Rows > Sort rows by number of instances from the main menu bar. All rows will sort
according to how many instances are in each row. The row with the most amount of instances
will move to the first row. The row with the second most amount of instances will move to the
second row and so on.
Sort Rows in Reverse Order
Choose Rows > Sort rows in reverse order from the main menu bar. All rows will arrange in
reverse order from top to bottom to bottom to top.
Code Button Colors and Sorting
A great way to make organizing the timeline a quick job is to consider your button colors
and how they will affect sorting. Use colors with the X coordinates from 1-30 and same
Y coordinates for similar code buttons categories. Then, use descending Y coordinates
from 1-20 for grouping different categories. The code window will look like a rainbow, but
you can quickly sort the timeline using the Sort rows by color feature. So, Teacher action
buttons might range from (1,16) to (30,16) and Student action buttons might range from
(1,7) to (30,7). In this example, the Teacher actions will sort to the top of the timeline and
the Student actions will sort below them.
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Highlight a row by clicking on the code row name or row number. ( If there are no code
rows, you will need to create a new row. Refer to page 107 “Add a New Blank Row to a
Timeline” )
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Position the playhead at the point in the timeline where you want the instance to start or
end.
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Press down OPTION+COMMAND and drag the playhead in the timeline to the required
end or starting point.
Note: Using a 2 button mouse, you can hold down OPTION+COMMAND+RIGHT CLICK and
drag in any row to create an instance. Pressing CONTROL and clicking activates the right
mouse click. So, you can press CONTROL+OPTION+COMMAND and click & drag in any row to
create an instance too.
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Adjust the Length of an Instance
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Editing Instances in the Timeline
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Trim
The trim feature can be used to quickly adjust start and end times for a row of existing
instances. It is a sequential process: trim start > end > start > end > start and so on. The
process starts by setting the first point, if the playhead is set before the midpoint of the
instance, it will begin by adjusting the start time to the playhead location. When it is set
beyond the midpoint it will adjust the end time. Once the adjustment is made, it will jump
to the end time of the selected instance or the start of the next instance.
1. Highlight the instance and position the playhead to the required start time of the
instance, not beyond the midpoint or the end point will be trimmed.
2. Press CONTROL+T, the start time will be adjusted and the playhead will jump to the end
time of the instance.
3. Position the playhead to where the adjustment of the end point should be made and
press CONTROL +T. The playhead will jump to the next instance in the row.
4. Position the playhead for the new start time and press CONTROL+T. The playhead will
jump to the end of the instance. Repeat, until all adjustments are made.
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Instance Edit
1. Select an instance in the timeline.
2. Choose Edit > Instance edit from the main menu bar or
press CONTROL+E. A movie window will open with left & right
arrows in each of its upper corners.
3. Press the arrows in the direction required to lengthen or shorten the clip. The upper left
arrows will adjust the start of the instance and the upper right arrows will adjust the end.
The instance will update in the timeline as adjustments are made.
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Press OPTION+COMMAND, position the mouse cursor over the
beginning or ending of an instance. When the cursor changes to arrows
pointing to the left & right, click and drag the instance to the required
length.
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Instance Adjustments
1. Select an instance or range of instances by clicking and dragging over the instances in
the timeline.
2. Select Edit > Instance adjustments... from
the main menu bar.
3. Input the time in seconds for the amount
to
be adjusted.
4. Select whether the time will be added
or
subtracted from the instance marks.
5. Check the mark in or mark out check boxes
to
apply the adjustments to one or both.
6. Click the adjust button.
Note: If you make a mistake, simply make the opposite adjustment. If you added 3
seconds to the mark in time of an instance, change the add to a subtract and adjust it back.
Adjustments can be made up to hundredths of seconds, so this can make some very finite
adjustments to an instance, hardly possible with a mouse.
Delete an Instance
Highlight the instance by clicking on it, then press the DELETE key.
Copy an Instance from One Row to Another
1. Press OPTION and click & drag on the instance you want to copy.
2. Drag it to the new row.
Move an Instance from One Row to Another
1. Copy the instance to the new row by pressing the OPTION and click & drag the instance to
the new row.
2. Delete the original instance by selecting it and pressing the DELETE key.
Instance Splitting
An instance in the timeline can split at the playhead intersection by dragging the playhead to point
that the instance should be split into two, then choosing Edit > Instance split.
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Two or more timelines can be combined back to back, so analysis over multiple movies can be
performed very quickly. The combine timeline process creates a reference package. A reference
package takes up very little space, but remember do not delete the original movies until the project
is finished or saved as a stand alone package.
1.
Choose Combine
timeline movies
from the File menu
in the main menu
bar.
2.
Locate the
timelines you want
to combine.
3.
Select and add
each one in the
order you want
them to appear
into the new
timeline.
4.
With all the
timelines added,
press the Combine
button.
5.
Name the file and
save.
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Combining Timelines
Here are steps to merge 2 timelines, however many timelines can be merged at once also.
1.
Open 2 timelines that are linked to the same movie or copy of the same movie.
2.
Select the rows to be merged in each timeline. Individual instances can also be selected, if there
are instances that should not be included in the merged timeline.
3.
Choose File > Merge timeline windows
4.
A new timeline will appear with the merged rows of instances. This timeline will not be linked
to a movie.
5.
Choose File > Link movie to timeline window... and select the movie that the original timelines
were linked to. The timeline should be saved either next to movie package that it is linked to or
be saved inside the movie package.
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There are cases where multiple users have coded the same movie and they must merged together
to either compare the results of the coding or combine the results of the coding into one timeline. To
do this, use the merge timeline window feature. The key to using this feature is the coding should be
done using the same video of an event or possibly another video angle of the same event. This way
the codes will synchronize with the video correctly.
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Databasing Instances
Databasing provides an easy method to group specific coded instances into one timeline.
Studiocode creates stand alone databases that hold all the coded information and video data for
each instance that is exported to it. Databases are a great way to keep only the information that you
code. A neat way to use databases is to create one for each student. As a research project progresses,
instances from different movies can be exported into their personal database. By the end of the
project, each student has a database of selected instances already made and ready for review.
1. Create a new empty database by choosing Database from the File > New menu in the main menu
bar.
2. Name the database and save it.
3. Open a timeline with the instances you want to export. Select all the instances to be exported,
then press the database button
in the timeline tool bar.
4. Target the database to export to, and hit the Export to button.
5. Open a second timeline, select instances, and export them into the same database. These
instances will append to the database. Continue this process until complete.
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The most basic type of search is the Quick label search, just type in the label to be searched for and
hit RETURN on the keyboard. This quick label search is conducted on all open timelines. The results
of this search are displayed as a number in the yellow button to the right of the text that you have
just typed in. Clicking on the yellow button will make a movie of the found instances. This is the
quickest way of searching for a particular label.
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The Find Window provides the capacity to search for metadata in any open window, a folder on
the hard drive containing Studiocode files or across a network to a shared location. When used
effectively the Find Window will save countless amounts of time particularly in transcription and
statistical scripting plus improve the analysis process when creating video based reports across
extensive longitudinal data.
Find can be accessed by clicking on the Find button in the timeline toolbar or choosing Edit > Find
in the main toolbar across the top of the screen.
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Advanced Search
There are 3 search modes in the Find window: Instances, Text, and Find and Replace. These modes
apply to specfic file types. Instances mode is designed to search for codes, labels, and transcription
text in timelines, transcription windows or movie organisers. Text mode is designed to search
through transcription and statistical windows. And Find and Replace works across all file types.
The Find window will open in Instances mode by default. This will likely be the most common mode
used. Instances and Text modes work very similar in the way in which the search criteria is setup.
Find and Replace work with direct text input while allowing specific windows to run against to be
toggled on or off.
The following sub-sections will cover using the Find window in Instances mode. Following subsections will specifically describe the alternate features in the other modes.
Where to Search
The Find window can be targeted to search in specific windows or groups of windows. The search
area target by default is the front window. This means the timeline, transcription window or movie
organiser that is the top window, no other windows will be searched. Using the all open windows,
will target all open windows and return anything found in these windows. The front timeline and all
open timelines options will only search in timeline windows specfically.
When selecting all timelines in folder, the target folder that contains the timelines must be set. Click
on the following drop down option to choose the folder
The ability to search across particular folders is incredibly powerful for analysis as it makes
conducting longitudinal queries very easy.
Note: When searching across all timelines in a folder, the timelines are then opened behind the Find
window based upon your search results. This search option can take a long time if there are hundreds of
timelines to search.
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3. Establish the operator of the search criteria by selecting from the following drop down menu. As it
relates to labels, these options mean:
Is will return labels that contain the exact characters inputted in the search string.
Is not will return labels that do not contain the exact characters inputted in the search string.
Contains will return the labels that have the search string in their names.
Does not contain will return labels that do not have the search string in their names.
Begins with will return labels that have the search string in the beginning of their name.
Ends with will return labels that have the search string in the ending of their name.
4. Input a search string. This is usually the label name or part of the label name. A string is made up
of any amount of characters including puncuation and other character types.
5. Establish the last element in the search criteria row by selecting from the following drop down
menu.
Note: Grouping only applies to labels. Further criteria can be
subtracted, added, or nested by using the buttons, respectively, to
the right of the criteria row.
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2. The first choice in setting the criteria is the data type. The data types that can be searched are
Transcription, Label or Code. In the first drop down menu select Label to start to establish the initial
criteria.
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1. Select Any, All or None of the following are true from the drop down menu. If any is chosen, each
row with criteria set will return the found instances. When all is chosen, only instances that meet all
rows of criteria combined will be returned. None will return any instances that do not match the
criteria.
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Once the search target has been determined the next step is establish the search criteria
Establishing searching criteria for a label is created using the following steps:
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Establishing Search Criteria
6.The last item to set is in the Search Options section below the rows of the criteria. These options
apply to all search strings that was inputted in the rows of criteria.
Ignore case will ignore capitalization. So, Bob will be considered the same as bob.
Ignore white space will ignore spaces between characters. So, Bob Jumped will be same as
BobJumped.
Use wildcards, this is a method of pattern seaching. If there were a certain amount of label names
that started with B, an asterisk could be used to find these by using B* as the search string.
Trim whitespace will ignore spaces after names. This is helpful if names were inputted strangely.
Only search selected categories will search only selected code rows in a timeline.
7. With the criteria in place, press the Search button
in the Find window toolbar. If any
instances are found, the results will be displayed in the lower portion of the window with a count of
the found instances at the very bottom of the window. Click on the disclosure triangle to reveal all
the found instances.
Making Movies From Found Instances
After a successful search, the results can be made into movies by selecting the Make Movie icon or
by double clicking in the search results list that is displayed.
Databasing Found Instances
Searches results can be databased by selecting the instances in the results and clicking on the
database icon found in the toolbar.
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The last difference and most powerful aspect of text mode are the search options.
Like the instance mode; Ignore case, Ignore whitespace, Trim whitespace and Use wildcards are
available. These are the heavy lifters for searching transcriptions particularly wildcards. Use the
asterisk following or preceding a search string to find rows that might contain the data being hunted.
But, the real power of the text mode is the Generate results feature. By clicking the Generate results
button, a window with the results will be generated. This work great for pulling out specific rows into
a new window. To help keep transcription in context, rows before and after can be set to be included
in the generate window. The proceeding and/or following rows will be included in the new window.
It is often important in transcription analysis to find out what said before or after an utterance to
better understand its meaning.
When simply finding text in a transcription window, any found text will be highlighted in the
window using the color chosen in the color well, default is red. Options to Bold or Underline are also
available.
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To clean up the found text items, click on the Clear now button. All highlighted text will become
unhighlighted. The Auto clear option can be ticked which will clean up previously found strings
of text. Or, auto clear can be unticked and using the color well, multiple strings can be found and
highlighted in different colors.
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The second difference is the data type options; Cell text, Cell script and Column title. These are the
onle types of data that can be searched for in this mode. Cell text will look for text that is contained
a cell; this could be transcription or statistical output. Cell script will search the script that is attached
to the cell. And Column title will search only in a given column name.
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The first difference is the search target, only the front window or all open windows can be searched.
This mode will not search a folder of files like instance mode.
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Using text mode is very similar in its way of building up the search criteria to that of instances mode.
However, text mode is designed to be used with transcription, statistical windows and label trees, so
there are a few different options.
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Find And Replace
The find and replace mode works as most find and replace features work in any word processing
software. A string of text is chosen to find, then another is chosen to replace the found text. This
window can help to replace misspelled text, change button names in the code window or change
scripts in the statistical window. It covers all windows.
When making replacments to text, it is very important to be careful. Make sure to validate what is
being replaced before it is replaced. We recommend following this usage pattern: Add the string to
be searched for in the Find text input box, click on the search button in the toolbar and check the
results in the bottom of the window, then click on the replace button.
Note: Sometimes a replacement is made and it is impossible to go back. For instance, if “this” is changed
to “that”, it cannot be changed back because all the existing “that”’s this will be changed to “this”’s.
The find and replacement strings can be swapped around by clicking on the
button. Again,
be careful doing this as a lot more items could be changed than were originally intended.
It is very easy to replace something in the wrong window, so it is also suggested to choose the exact
window and data type in the search options. Untick or tick the specific items.
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While searching timelines and other windows, every time a search is done, the criteria is saved in the
Searches column on the left of the window. Any search can be easily referenced by clicking on the
date-time row in Recent Searches section.
Note: If the list is not in view, click on the disclosure triangle to the left of the Recent Searches text.
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Recent and Saved Searches
Search criteria can be saved directly to be used again in the future. This is especially helpful when
creating complicated searches. By clicking on the save button at the end of the Search mode
selection row, the criteria will be saved in the Saved Searches list. Just as stated above, the saved
search will be given a default name of Saved Search. To rename the search, double click on the name
and input the new name.
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When the date-time row is clicked on, the criteria will be loaded and the search can be done again.
This does not load previously found data, only the criteria used in the search. This can be saved by
clicking on the save button at the end of the Search mode selection row, the criteria will then be
saved in the Saved Searches list. The saved search will be given a default name of Saved Search. To
rename the search, double click on the name and input the new name.
A saved search is saved in the in the search mode context. So, when a find and replace search is
saved, when it is selected in the Saved Searches list, the mode will be switched to find and replace.
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Code Matrix
The code matrix is a two dimensional grid representation of code rows and text labels in a timeline.
The rows in a matrix are generated from the rows in a timeline. The columns are the text labels that
are coded in the instances of the rows. The cells of the matrix display the instances that have the text
label coded in them. The intersection cells can count the instances that have the text labels coded
in them or count the amount of the label are found in the instances. By default, the matrix is an
instance counter, not a text label counter.
Using The Code Matrix
1.
Click on the Matrix
button in a timeline
or code window.
2. Double click on the row
to create a movie for all
in the row.
3. Double click on the column
to create a movie for all
with the text label.
4. Double click on a cell to
movie of the intersection
instance and label.
The cumulative totals of columns
can also be highlighted and
These totals represent the total
in the timeline from which the
was generated. Double click on
totals to make a movie.
name
instances
name
instances
make a
of the
and rows
viewed.
instances
matrix
these
NOTE: When a row name, text label, cell or total is clicked on, the instances are selected in the timeline. The matrix can be
used to select instances to paste into a movie organizer or sorter window.
The Code Matrix Toolbar
The code matrix can be easily customized to display specific in depth analysis. Rows and columns
can be deleted or added, text labels can be put together using boolean operators: and, or, or not.
After customizing a code matrix, it can be saved and opened at another time to use on another
timeline.
Adding Columns and Rows
After removing a column or row, you may want to add it again. Add a
label by doing the following:
• Deselect all columns and rows by clicking in a cell or in an empty area
around the matrix.
• Click on the Add button in the matrix toolbar, this will reveal a menu to
select the label or row to add.
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Select the column or row to add. It will be added at the end of the
columns or rows.
Note: If a column is selected when you are adding, a combination will result, see the Combining Labels by Adding section
below.
Removing Columns and Rows
Any row or column can be removed from the matrix view by selecting it and pressing the
remove button on the matrix toolbar or pressing the DELETE key on the keyboard. The row
or column can also be removed be right clicking on the name of the row or column and
selecting remove from the drop down menu.
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The matrix view can be swapped, so the columns and rows switch axis. By default text
labels are displayed in the columns and timeline rows in the rows of the matrix. By
clicking on the Swap Axis button in the matrix tool bar, the text labels will become the
rows of the matrix and the timeline rows will become the columns.
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Print The Code Matrix
Columns and rows can be sorted by ascending and descending names.
Click on the Sort button in the matrix toolbar and select to sort by labels,
groups or rows. Choosing ascending will sort alphabetically A to Z,
descending will sort Z to A. Since rows have color, they can be sorted by
color ascending and descending as well. See the Sort Code Rows section
of this manual for an explanation of how the color sorting works.
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Movie
Click on this button to make a movie of selected instances .... either by highlighting a
column or row or by selecting specific instances.
Loading Timelines In The Code Matrix
A saved matrix can be used to run against different timelines other than the original one
used to create it, this is especially handy when doing comparative or longitudinal analysis.
Open the saved matrix and a timeline you wish to load into the matrix, then click on the
Timeline button in the matrix toolbar and select the timeline from the list.
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Click on the print button in the matrix tool bar. Add a title to the matrix by editing the text
box to the right of the print button.
Note: If the saved matrix does not contain new labels in the new timeline they will not
automatically show up. If you want to add new labels to a saved matrix. Open a new
matrix by clicking on the matrix icon in the timeline toolbar, then copy and paste the new
labels into the saved matrix. If you are planning on using the matrix to do longitudinal
analysis, do not change your code window without updating a saved matrix.
Export
Besides copying the matrix as a table and pasting into another document, the matrix can
export an Excel document and a tab-delimited text file. Click on the Export button in the
matrix toolbar to access the various exports.
Exporting A Code Matrix To Microsoft Excel
The matrix can be exported as an Excel ready document. The export generates a table for the full
matrix. Click on the Export button in the toolbar and select Excel from the menu. Name the file and
save.
Exporting A Code Matrix As A Tab-delimited text file
To make using the matrix data available to more third party applications, the matrix can be exported
as a tab-delimited text file. This is a common format and easily imported by other applications. Click
on the Export button in the toolbar, select Text from the menu, name the file and save.
Matrix Settings
The matrix has 3 settings. These settings are accessed by clicking on the Settings button in
the matrix tool bar.
Title
The Title text setting is used when the matrix is printed. This will be the title on the printed
document.
Count labels inside of instances
By default, the matrix displays a count of the instances that contain a text label or combination of
text labels. It does not count the amount of labels found in the instances. For example, if an instance
contains 2 duplicate labels, the matrix will return a count of one. Occasionally for statistical reasons,
it is interesting to count the amount of duplicate labels contained within an instance. Counting the
labels contained within an instance is done by ticking the “Count labels inside of instances”. This will
count duplicate labels. So, using the example above, the matrix will now report a count of two.
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By ticking this option, the matrix will dynamically add new rows and columns on the fly during the
coding process. This is an important feature during live coding/capture as the matrix can be used to
quickly provide counts and video. This process is also important for using the matrix web exports.
The web export picks up the changes in the matrix and exports the movies automatically. If this is
not ticked, new instances will not be exported.
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Replace rows from selected Timeline
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When this option is selected and a new timeline is loaded in the matrix, the new timeline’s code rows
will replace the existing ones. This is similar to the matrix organizer behavior in previous versions.
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Choosing this option will keep the matrix codes and labels static. If “Add new labels and code to
matrix” is selected, the new labels and codes will be added to the existing rows and columns.
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Replace Labels and Codes from selected Timeline
This option will empty the matrix completely and use the newly loaded timeline data. A very rarely
used option, but there if needed.
Information Button
This button provides the ability to output an edited matrix it to a printer or to a web
page, without the output affecting the original matrix table. Autoname contructs a
default name using the combined labels eg. “LabelA and LabelB and Label ....“ The
naming convention can be disabled using this button and a custom name can be
inputted in its place.
Add Button
This button has identical functions to the Add button in the
Toolbar.
Refer to the instructions on page 120.
Organizing Rows and Columns
Move rows or columns by clicking on the name and dragging to a new location. Standard cut, copy
and paste functions can be used, so you can select a column, press COMMAND+X to cut, select the
column to paste after, then press COMMAND+V to paste.
Copy The Code Matrix As A Picture
Using the snapshot feature in Mac OS X, you can take a picture of any image that is displayed. Press
SHIFT+CONTROL+COMMAND+4, drag the mouse cursor from of the upper left corner of the matrix
window to the bottom right corner, then let go. A shutter sound will be heard indicating that the
picture has been copied to the clipboard. Press COMMAND+V to paste the picture. A snapshot of the
matrix can be pasted into a Word document or any other text editor that accepts images.
Copy The Code Matrix As A Table
A selection of cells or the whole matrix can be copied and pasted or dragged and dropped into an
open spreadsheet or text editor. Select the rows and columns or cells by holding down COMMAND
or select the whole matrix by pressing COMMAND+A. To copy and paste, press COMMAND+C to
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Create A New Code Row In The Timeline From A Text Label
1.
2.
Select a column in the matrix by clicking on the text label column header.
A new row can be created from the matrix by pressing CTRL while clicking on the selected text
label column header. Select Make Timeline row from selected cells. This will create a new row in
the timeline with a row name of the text label.
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copy the cells, then press COMMAND+V in the target document. To drag and drop, you must select
the row and/or column name to drag from then drop in the open spreadsheet or text document.
Combining Labels
3
Select the label you want to combine
with another label. Drag the label you
want to combine with the selected
label to the combination bar. The
combination bar is located immediately
below the toolbar.
One of the most powerful features of the matrix
is labels can be combined using boolean
operators: AND, OR, and NOT to count different
combinations of labels that may exist within an
instance.
There are many ways to combine labels
together. When labels are combined the label
name will display at the beginning of the label
combination. The default boolean operator is
AND when a label combination is made.
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Select the label you
want to combine with
another label. Right
click on the “Add “
button and choose a
label from Add > Label
or Group menu.
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Select the label
you want to
combine with
another label. Press
the Add icon in the
toolbar and select the
label from the menu.
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Columns can be duplicated by holding down OPTION and clicking and dragging on the column
name, then drop into desired position. Another way to duplicate is to right click on the column and
choose duplicate from the menu. Also, you can copy and paste to duplicate. Duplicating columns is
most often used when creating label combination columns.
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Duplicating Columns
Changing the Boolean Operator
The default operator is AND while this is the most commonly used operator. There are times you will
want to change this especially when trying to exclude certain labels. The operator can be changed
by clicking on the operator between two labels in the combination bar below the toolbar. In most
occasions the operator will be AND. After clicking on the operator to expose the menu, select AND,
OR, or NOT.
AND will count those instances that contain the combination of labels.
OR will count those instances that contain either of the labels in the combination.
NOT will count those instances that contain the first label and not the following label.
Note: A good approach to using this feature is to duplicate a label several times, then add a different label to each
duplicate to check for existence of the combination. This demonstrates the real analysis powers of the matrix and is what
it was designed to do.
Saving The Code Matrix
Organizing the matrix and making various label combinations to produce the desired outcome is
the key to using the matrix to the fullest. Once this work is done, it important to save it, so it can
used to run against other timelines. Choose File>Save or press COMMAND+S to save the code matrix.
This file can opened later and used to analyze the data in another timeline.
Resetting The Code Matrix
After organizing the matrix by deleting columns and rows and making new combinations, you may
want to revert to the original matrix. To start from scratch, simply open another matrix by clicking
on the matrix button in the timeline toolbar, all possible rows and columns will be loaded from the
timeline into the matrix.
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The Movie Organizer is a presentation creation tool designed to organize and edit instances.
Instances can be dragged around to change the order or they can be trimmed using the
instance edit window. A movie organizer can be saved and reopened for future presentation or
editing. A movie organizer window can be opened in two ways.
The first is : Choose File > New > Movie Organizer.
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The second is to use the shortcut keystroke, press COMMAND+OPTION+V to paste into an
organizer. This will open a new movie organizer if one is not already open. If an organizer is
open, then the instances will be pasted in the open movie organizer window.
Paste Instances Into The Organizer
Make Movie Options In The Movie Organizer
By selecting Titles, the row name will appear as a title frame before the corresponding
instances for the row are played. The number of instances are
displayed diagonally with thumbnails in the title.
By selecting Static text, each instance’s associated text
descriptors will be displayed in a static title before each
instance. A static movie will play for the default duration of
text movies set in the Studiocode preferences.
By selecting Text track, a text track will be displayed at the
bottom of the instance movie with the text showing in the
text track.
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Playing Instances In The Movie Organizer
All Instances can be played by clicking on the Make Movie Button at the top of the movie
organizer. All Instances associated with a row can be played by double clicking on the row
name. An individual instance can be played by double clicking on it in the movie organizer
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3.To place an entire row into the movie organizer, select the row by clicking on the row name,
press COMMAND+OPTION+V. Hold down COMMAND and click on multiple row names to
select multiple rows of instances.
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1.Click, drag and drop selected instances into
the movie organizer.
2.Select an instance or multiple instances,
and press COMMAND+OPTION+V.
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Changing Row Name In Movie Organizer
Row characteristics such as row name and color can be edited by right clicking on
the row name in the movie organizer and selecting edit row from the popup menu.
Changing the row name for a title row will change the text in the title that is created.
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Editing Instances And Movies In The Movie Organizer
To move an instance to another row, click and drag instance to desired location.
To create a new row click on the new row button in the movie organizer tool bar.
To include or exclude rows from operations, select or deselect the tick box.
To edit the in or the out point of an instance, select the instance and press the
CONTROL+E keys. This will open the instance edit window. Make changes by
pressing the arrows in the upper corners of the instance edit window.
To delete any instance, highlight the instance and press the DELETE key.
To drag and drop instances between movie organizer windows, select multiple
instances in a movie organizer, hold down COMMAND+OPTION, click and drag from
the selected instances and drop into another movie organizer window.
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Paste A Picture From The Clipboard Into The Movie Organizer
1.
Click on the new picture button in the Movie Organizer tool bar, this will create a
new picture row in your Movie Organizer.
2.
In the new row click on the white box and paste in your picture.
3.
Drag the picture row to the row above the clips you want it to show
before.
Note: When a picture is pasted into the movie organizer it is scaled to the full movie size. Drag
the bottom of any picture to resize the row. Pressing SHIFT+COMMAND and dragging the
bottom of any picture will simultaneously alter the size of all picture rows.
Changing Labels with the Labels Tree Pop-up Menu
The labels tree pop-up menu can be accessed by right clicking on an instance. The labels tree
pop-up menu is created from all the labels found in the movie organizer window. If new labels
need to be added, open a new labels tree window, add the labels to the new window, then
right click on the instances to add the new label or any timeline label tree or previously saved
labels tree window can be opened and used.
Adding Text
Instance notes can be added to individual instances. Select the instance and press
the Text button in the movie organizer tool bar. Type the text into the Text window.
Close the window to save the text or select another instance to add text to.
Save A Movie Organizer
Choose File > Save, File > Save as..., or press COMMAND+S. The Movie Organizer will
be saved as a file with this icon.
Database Instances from a Movie Organizer
Select the instances you want to export to a database and click on the database
button in the movie organizer tool bar.
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The instance sequencer presents a list of the instances within a row of a movie organizer. The
order of instances can be arranged by dragging the rows up or down. Instance labels and
duration can also be edited.
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Instance Sequencer
Open the instance sequencer for a row by double clicking on the yellow sequencer
icon to the left of the row name in the movie organizer.
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Play and Edit Instances in the Instance Sequencer
Double clicking on a row will open the edit instance window, the instance can be viewed or
edited. To play or edit another row, single click on the row and the edit instance window will
update the changes in the last row and move to the new selection. Close the edit instance
window by clicking on the red button in upper left corner of the window.
Delete Instances from the Instance Sequencer
Select a row and press the DELETE key.
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Editing Labels in the Instance Sequencer
The labels popup menu can be accessed by right clicking on a row. The labels in the pop menu
that are displayed will only be those labels from the movie organizer row. Open a saved label
tree to add new ones or open the timeline and press the labels button.
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Transcription Window
The transcription window is a spreadsheet-style coding and analysis tool. It is a powerful
combination of a code window, movie organizer, text window and even the statistical window.
In the transcription window, spoken words and phrases can be coded and transcribed,
instances can be trimmed, labels can be added or removed plus full presentations can be
organized. Rows can be automatically sorted by movie time references, alpha-numerically,
or frequency of occurrence according to data in the cells of the columns. And after all the
transcription work is complete, presentations can be arranged and a movie can be created. It,
also, includes powerful find, replace and generate results features.
Open a new transcription window by choosing File > New > Transcription window from the
main menu.
Transcription Tool Bar
The print button will send the document to a printer or a pdf can be made.
The Column button inserts a new column after the selected one or creates a new one as
the last column.
The Row button inserts a new row after the selected one or creates a new one as the last
row.
The Bold, Italic, Color and Size buttons will change the selected font accordingly.
The Movie button will make a movie of all the rows in the window.
The Edit movie button opens the edit instance movie window where start and end
times for a row can be adjusted using the arrow buttons in upper corners of the movie
window.
By pressing the Populate button, selected rows in the transcription window be created
in an open timeline window. This process will also update existing instances if changes
have been made, and synchronise changes.
Click on the Play button to start the timeline movie playing.
The Stop button will stop the timeline movie playing.
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Moves the black looping markers back one loop. The shortcut key is F1.
Moves the black looping markers forward one loop. The shortcut key is F2.
Moves the red looping markers back one loop. The shortcut key is F3.
Moves the red looping markers forward one loop. The shortcut key is F4.
Moves the red and black looping markers back 0.5 seconds. The shortcut is F5.
Moves the red and black looping markers forward 0.5 seconds. The shortcut is F6.
Insert or update the start time for the current row and jump down to next row moving
loop by its duration.
Lines sets the the amount of lines to be displayed in the text track below the movie
when the Movie button is pressed.
Loop sets the default loop duration during the transcription process.
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Insert or update the start time for the current row.
Transcription Window Column Types
This column displays the start time, duration and the timeline for the instance.
Labels
Default
This column reflects the labels that have been inserted into the instances using a
code window or label tree. Labels can be typed into this cell and populated back to
the timeline.
The default column is used for notes, observationsm, or or column separation. These
will not be populated back in the timeline.
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The speaker column relates to the row name in the timeline. It is the
equivelant to a code button, meaning it is a category of marked time.
Transcription. The transcription column is where the free text is inputted. The
text in these cells will be displayed in the text track of a movie.
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Transcription Window Column Type Settings
A column type is set by right clicking on the column setting bar above a column.
Transcription Window Column Settings Bar
Clicking on the icons in the column settings bar of the sorter window will turn on and off the
settings for locking content, searching, and text overlay.
Unlocked Column
Locked Column
Searchable Column
Unsearchable Column
Speaker Column
Speaker Column
Text Label Column
Text Label Column
Transcription Text Column
Transcription Text Column
Cells in column can be edited.
Cells in column cannot be edited.
Cells in column will be searchable.
Cells in column will not be searchable.
Text overlay will be displayed.
Text overlay will not be displayed.
Text overlay will be displayed.
Text overlay will not be displayed.
Instance note text track will be displayed.
Instance note text track will not be displayed.
Transcribing Video
Now that we are familiar with the all the buttons and tools in the transcription window, let’s
go through the process of transcribing from the beginning. Here are the steps using a timeline
that has no coding:
1.
Open a timeline with a linked movie.
2.
Set the playhead to the desired start time in the timeline.
3.
Choose File > New > Transcription. A transcription window will open. To aid in organizing
the windows, hold down CTRL and click on the timeline movie resize buttons in the
bottom corner of the timeline movie. They look like 2 different sized rectangles.
4.
In the timeline, you should see the red and black looping markers at the start of the
movie. If you do not, tick the check box below the movie time in the timeline. Drag, the
left red marker to the desired start time if needed.
5.
With everything in place, press the
6.
is CTRL+I. Now press the play button
. The shortcut for play is CTRL+L. The movie will
start to play and loop around between the black markers.
Enter the speaker name by clicking in the speaker cell of the row or press TAB on the
keyboard. Then, enter the utterance of the speaker in the transcription cell by clicking in
the cell or using TAB to move into the cell.
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button to insert a start time, the shortcut for this
8.
While looping around the desired end time, press the
button or CTRL+O at the
moment you want the instance to end. After clicking on the button or keystroke, the end
time will be set, the routine will jump down a line, set the start time for the new row using
the previous end time and populate the speaker cell with the last speaker. So, all that
needs to be inputted is a new speaker, the utterance and jump through the loops until
desired end time. Repeat this pattern until transcription is complete.
Once you are comforable with this routine, we recommend really learning the keyboard
shortcuts. This can drastically reduce transcription time. Using the keyboard, the pattern from
the first instance is:
CTRL+L > CTRL+I > SPEAKER > UTTERANCE > F1 > MORE UTTERANCE > CTRL+O
The second instance:
SPEAKER or TAB > UTTERANCE > F1 > MORE UTTERANCE > CTRL+O
Function
CTRL+J
Play movie backward, press multiple times to
increase speed.
CTRL+K
Stop movie playing.
CTRL+L
Play movie forward, press multiple times to
increase speed.
OPTION+CTRL+J
Play a fraction of movie forward with audio.
OPTION+CTRL+L
Play a fraction of movie backward with audio.
CTRL+I
Set start time
CTRL+O
Set end time
F1
Move black markers backward
F2
Move black markers forward
F3
Move red markers backward
F4
Move red markers forward
F5
Move red and black markers 0.5 seconds
backward
F6
Move red and black markers 0.5 seconds
forward
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button or press F2 on
continue entering the whole phrase or thought. Click on the
the keyboard, F1 will move markers backward. The loop will jump forward 5 seconds and
inputting can continue. Continue to advance the markers and transcribe until the loop is
in the region you want to end the instance.
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If the function keys are controlling other aspects of the system like the sound or brightness,
open System Preferences, click on Keyboard and tick the “Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard
function keys”. Once this setting is enabled, you will need to press the fn key and the Fkey to
perform the system operation like increase the volume.
Exporting Instances to a Transcription Window
Any group of selected instances or a single instance can be exported to a Transcription
window. Select the instances in the Timeline, then press the transcription button in the
Timeline tool bar. If a Transcription window is open the instances will be pasted below the
last row of that window. If a transcription window is not open a new one will be created
automatically with the instances. When multiple instances are exported at once, they will be
pasted in the window chronologically. If the selection is across multiple rows, each row will be
pasted in their respective sections in the window.
Creating an Instance Movie in the Transcription Window
Double click on the row number or time reference cell for a row. To make a movie of
multiple rows, select the rows using COMMAND or SHIFT and press the movie button
in the transcription tool bar. If no rows are selected, the movie button will create an
instance movie from all rows.
Viewing and Editing Instances in the Transcription Window
The edit instance movie can be used to view and trim instance rows in the
transcription window. Click in a cell and press on the edit movie button in the
transcription window tool bar to open the instance edit movie window. The start and
end time of the instance can be edited using the arrow buttons in the corners of the
edit instance movie. To change the instance being displayed in the movie window,
click in any cell of a different row. The edit instance movie will update as the cells are
clicked in different rows. Turn on movie looping mode to make the make the movie
play continuously, saving a few keystrokes or mouse clicks.
Editing Labels with the Label Tree Popup
Labels and instance notes can be edited, added, or removed in a cell. Click in the cell
change the text, input new text, or delete the text. When adding text labels, care must
be taken that the label is inputted correctly in the cell. If a label is misspelled or the
capitalization is wrong, two different labels will be created that mean the same thing. To
help this problem, the label tree popup menu can be accessed in any cell by holding down
OPTION and clicking in a cell. The label tree popup menu will appear and the labels can
be added or removed. Using the label tree is the best way to make sure that labels are
consistently inputted in the transcription window.
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To move around in the transcription window with the keyboard, begin by selecting a cell with
the mouse. Press the TAB key to move to the next cell to the right of the active cell. When
the last cell in the row is reached it will wrap to the next row down in the first cell. Pressing
SHIFT+TAB will move in the reverse direction. Alternatively, hold down CTRL and use the arrow
keys to move up, down, right, and left around the cells.
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Using the Keyboard
Synchronizing Changes Back to the Timeline
After making changes to the duration of instances, speakers, transcription, and labels in the
rows of a transcription window. The changes can be synchronized back to the original timeline.
Select the specific rows in the window to be synchronized, then press the populate button in
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1. Sort Ascending sorts the rows in alphabetical order from A-Z according to the data found in
the column. Numbers will be sorted from lowest to the greatest number.
2. Sort Descending sorts the rows in reverse alphabetical order from Z-A according to the data
found in the column. Numbers will be sorted from the greatest to the lowest number.
3. Sort Frequency Ascending sorts the least frequent found text or number in
the column and groups those at the top, the next least frequent found text
or number is placed below this grouping. This pattern is followed through
out the column of data.
4. Sort Frequency Descending sorts the most frequent found text or number in
the column and groups those at the top, the next most frequent found text
or number is placed below this grouping. This pattern is followed through
out the column of data.
5. Sort All Rows by Movie Time sorts the rows according to the instance start
time. This sorting option only works when clicking on the time reference column header.
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Columns in the transcription window can be automatically sorted in
5 different ways. To access the sorting options, right click on the
column header name cells.
NOTE: The purpose of requiring the timelines to be open is to insure that accidental
synchronization does not occur. Changes made through synchronization cannot be undone
once the timeline is saved. By default, the auto save timeline data preference is turned on.
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To synchronize all the rows, press COMMAND+A to select all the rows, then press the populate
button. When synchronizing data back into timelines, the original timelines must be open.
Overlay Text Display Options in the Transcription Window
Each column of data in the Transcription window can be turned off for overlay text display.
When the column type icon has cross through it, the data will not be shown as overlay text.
This is used to limit what is presented in the movie and attention can be brought to specific
data. The examples below show how turning off columns displays less data.
No columns turned off.
Row name column turned off.
Row name and Field Zone columns turned off.
Row name, Field Zone and Phase Play Start columns turned off.
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Transcription can be added directly to an instance in the timeline. This is designed to add
information conveniently if the transcription window is not neccessary. It is a good way to quickly
add content that speaks to those viewing the movie or as a method to record special information
regarding the instance. The transcription will appear in the text track at the bottom of an instance
movie when text tracks is checked in the timeline tool bar.
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Transcription in the Timeline
1. Select the instance in the timeline to add text to.
2. Open the Edit transcription note window by pressing
on the Text button in the timeline tool bar.
3. Add the text in the Edit instance window. When all
the text is added, click on the red button to close the window
and save the text.
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Adding a Transcription to an instance
The Edit instance window can be left open to easily add transcription text to an instance. Select any
instance and the edit instance window will change to that instance. The text will be saved in the
instance when the next instance is selected after adding the text. This makes adding text a quick job
and saves on mouse clicks.
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Enable transcription text in the timeline by
checking the text tracks check box.
When a movie is made from instances in the
timeline, a text track will appear at the
bottom of the movie window.
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Setting the amount of lines of text displayed
Click on the lines drop down menu in the timeline tool bar. Select the number of lines of text that
will appear in the movie at the base of the movie window. If there is a lot of text that is required to
display, set this to match the lines required to display the text. Otherwise, the transcription text will
adjust to scroll evenly throughout the length of the movie.
The Drawing Window
The Drawing Window Toolbar
Drawing visibility turned on.
Drawing visibility turned off.
Selection Tool – Select, move, or change drawing objects
Trash
Sets the color of the drawing objects.
Type text directly into drawing or video window.
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Sets the size of the text when text tool is used.
Draws a straight line from point to point.
Draws a straight dashed line from point to point.
Draws a straight line from point to point with an arrow head at the end of the line.
Draws a straight dashed line from point to point with an arrow head at the end of the line.
Draws a zig-zag line from point to point.
Draws a zig-zag line from point to point with an arrow head at the end of the line.
Draws freehand according to mouse position.
Draws an angle between three points.
Draws a rectangle with no fill color
Draws a rectangle with fill color
Draws an ellipse with no fill color
Draws a dashed ellipse with no fill color
Draws an ellipse with fill color
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Sets the thickness of the selected drawing tool or object.
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Select the pencil from the Main Tool bar.
To draw a straight line, select
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the line to start and drag the line to the desired end point.
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Drawing Tools
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Select a color from the Color palette.
Select the tool you wish to use by clicking on it. This tool will remain active until another
tool is selected or the ESC key is pressed. When the ESC key is pressed the default
selection
tool will become active.
Click & drag to draw in a Movie with the active tool.
To resize or change a drawing object, click the selection tool
then click & drag on the
handles of the drawing object. (Handles are the squares at the ends of the line.)
To move a drawing object, click on the selection tool and click & drag on the object.
To change the color of an object select the object, then click on the Color Palette tool
and select the desired color in the palette.
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To change the thickness of an object, select the object and click the Line Thickness
tool and select the desired thickness from the list.
1. Select a color and font size for the text.
2. Click on the text tool
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, then click on the location in a movie where you want to type the text.
3. Type the text in the text box.
5. To save and exit click the red button at the top left of the window
Note: The instance will be marked in the Timeline with a triangle in the top left corner of the instance
marker to indicate that the instance contains either text or drawing marks.
Delete Drawing Items
To delete drawing items , select the Edit menu from the Main Menu bar or use the Keyboard
Shortcut function ŠŔš
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4. To edit the text, double click on the text using the selection tool.
Most of the drawing tools you may find that you do not use and the wide tool bar can get in the way
when presenting and drawing in full screen. To customize the appearance of the tool bar, click on the
button in the upper right corner of the tool bar. This will reveal a check box below each tool. Uncheck
any tools that you do not wish to see in the tool bar. Click on the button in the upper right corner to
close and save customization.
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Create a Movie incorporating the Drawing Window
To create movies incorporating pictures of your analysis use the drawing window. The drawing
window is able to create movies that can be combined with other instances.
1. Open up an instance by double clicking on it. Stop the instance movie at the point where you
want to make a coaching note with drawing and text. (We shall call this “the original instance
window”)
2. Select “File> New> Drawing Window” from the Main Menu bar. A blank drawing window will open.
Copy and paste the still frame from the original instance window across to the drawing window.
(apple/command + c for copy and apple/command + v for paste).
3. Draw on the drawing window using tools. The arrow icon
on the drawing toolbar will take you back to a cursor in
order to move things around or make other selections.
Hint: to make text stand out, put a square or rectangle on
the page first and then write in an opposite colour on top.
4. Tick the Constrain box in the toolbar and nominate the length you’d like to freeze the frame and
then press the movie icon to make the movie
Note: it will ask you to save the movie created. Click save to get to the next step but you don’t need
to keep this after the whole drawing movie has been created.
5. When the movie pops up, hold down shift and drag the bottom hour-glass shaped cursor all the
way along. The darkened background indicates the whole movie is selected.
6. Click and hold on the movie and drag it back into the original
instance window. This is called drag and drop editing and
indicated by a pixelated frame. The original frame will now also
have a darkened section within it’s timeline
7. File> Save as> Format: Movie Player Standalone movie (on
desktop). The movie is now ready to be distributed or presented in
a Quicktime movie format (on either Mac or PC).
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Line Measurement Tool
Choose Line from the Analysis > Measurement menu in the main menu bar.
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A line will appear in the middle of the screen. The
measurement tool has a number of invisible handles on
it. On the line measurement tool there are three handles
to grab. Move the mouse pointer over the ends of the
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line tool, the cursor changes to a cross-hair (1+2). Click
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on these areas to move that end of the line. Move the
mouse pointer over the center of the line tool, the cursor
changes to a finger pointing (3). Click on this area to
move the line tool.
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The measurement tools, line and angle, can be found under the Analysis > Measurement menu. By
using known distances in a frame of video, you can accurately measure other distances relative to
a known distance. Known distances that can used in a video frame are landmarks such as a goal or
field marker. You can use the landmark to set the relative scale of the line tool.
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Create Angles and Measurement Lines
Set the Line Parameters
Setting the Scale Factor for the Line Length
You can use the vertical and horizontal scale option to scale the lines and angles to reflect real world
values.
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To set the Vertical scale for a movie, move the line over a known measurement in the movie,
select the “Vertical Scale Option” and type in the real world value.
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To set the horizontal scale for a movie, move the line over a known measurement in the movie,
select the “Horizontal Scale Option” and type in the real world value.
All angles and lines should be recalibrated accordingly.
The biomechanical measurement tool can be used either on the preview movies or in full screen
mode – where greater precision of measurement is available, because of the larger picture size.
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Press CONTROL and click on one of the lines to set the Line Color, Line Thickness, Vertical Scale,
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The line tool is most effective for movies where the camera is fixed and does not zoom in and out.
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Angle Measurement Tool
Choose Angle from the Analysis > Measurement menu in the main menu bar.
An angle will appear in the middle of the screen. The
measurement tool has a number of invisible handles on
it. On the angle measurement tool there are five handles
to grab. Move the mouse pointer over the ends of the
line tool, the cursor changes to a cross-hair (1+2+3). Click
on these areas to move the ends of the angles and the
vertex. Move the mouse pointer over the middle of
either arm, the cursor changes to a finger pointing (4+5).
Click on this area to move the angle tool.
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The Measurement tools can be cleared by right clicking
on the tool and selecting delete or delete all.
Creating Title Movies
The drawing window is great for creating title movies that you can paste in front of an instance
movie. This lets the viewing audience know what is coming up and helps keep them focused on
the subject of the presentation.
Create a folder called Titles. Open a drawing window, paste your logo in the window, set the
background color, add some drawing objects and color them to match your scheme. Add some
large bold text in the middle of the window and save the drawing in the Titles folder.
Edit the bold text to match the subject of the instance movie, this might be the row name. Then,
create the movie and save it in the Titles folder with the name of the bold text. Repeat this
process for all the categories of instance movies you will be presenting. Since it is very common
that you will need to use these titles over and over, they are now created and saved in the Titles
folder for future use.
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Using a Remote Control
The Apple Remote can be used in various ways. These peripheral products are great tools for
boardroom presentations of coded video.
Each button on the remote can be assigned a movie, drawing tool, or code button hot key function.
Click on the button type drop down and select from Code, Movie, or Drawing button.
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This remote can be customized in the software preferences.
Drawing buttons will enable different drawing tools in the drawing tool bar. This
is very handy when presenting in full screen.
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Movie buttons are the various playback features of the software that can be performed in a movie
window using the keyboard shortcuts.
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Code buttons can be assigned to match hot keys in a code window. When the button window is
open and in code mode, the button can be pressed on the remote and it will push that button in the
code window.
Statistics Window
The statistics window is a spreadsheet style window with the ability to perform complex calculations
based around instances in a timeline. The Statistics window must be built “from the ground up”.
Mathematical and logical expressions can be built into scripts in each cell. The scripts are built into
each cell individually. Each cell can hold text, show data, change background color, or text color
according to actions from the scripts. You are not able to populate the cells automatically from any
other window.
The statistics window scripts can be executed manually by pressing the execute button in the
window or executed automatically upon a change in the timeline or with the click of a button in the
code window.
The statistics window can drive output from a script to a button in the code window. Scripts can be
written to change button colors and push buttons up or down according to customized calculations.
The statistics window is extremely flexible, rows and columns can be moved, added and deleted to
present the output in hundreds of ways.
A Statistics window reads the front-most Timeline unless the “From” command is used in it’s scripting
Create A Statistics Window
Choose File > New > Statistics window from the main menu bar.
The Statistics Window Toolbar
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Print
Prints the window contents
Column
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A new column will be created to the right of the column where the cursor is located. If
the cursor is not in a cell, then the column will be created to the right of the last column
in the window.
Row
A new row will be created immediately below the row where the cursor is located. If the
cursor is not in a cell, then the row will be created below the last row in the window.
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For manipulating the text in the heading columns and rows.
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Searches the Timeline open and executes the statistical commands in every cell in the
window that has a statistical script.
Unlocked and Searchable Column Cells
Allows cells in the column to be edited.
Allows cells in the column to be searched with CNTRL+F
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Prevents cells in the column from being edited
Prevents cells in the column from being searched with CTRL+F
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Moving around a Statistics Window
Moving from cell to cell can be done in two ways.
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Pressing the TAB key will move the cursor from one cell to the next cell on the right.
Pressing SHIFT+TAB will move the cursor from one cell to the next cell on the left.
2.
Holding down the CTRL key and pressing the arrow keys will move the cursor in the
direction of the arrow key that is pressed.
Moving A Column
Click and drag on the column information header where the column number is located, move the
column to the new location.
Moving A Row
Click and drag on the row number, move the row to the new location.
Deleting A Column
To delete a column, press CTRL and click on the column information
header. Select Delete column from the popup menu.
Deleting A Row
To delete a row, press CTRL and click on the row number. Select Delete row
from the popup menu.
Sorting Rows By Column
Rows can be sorted by column by pressing CTRL and
clicking on the column header name cell. This is useful when
sorting rows alphabetically or numerically. Sorting options
are explained further in the Sorter window section of this
manual.
Opening The Edit Script Window
To add a script to a cell, press CTRL and click on a cell. Choose Edit script from the popup menu. This
will open the script editor window.
After a script is added to a cell, the upper left corner of the cell will
have a green triangle in it.
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The edit script window is a very basic text
editor with copy and paste functionality.
The window consists of two parts: the title of
the cell and the script for the cell.
The title of the cell can be set so it can be
referenced in another cell’s script.
The script for the cell is set in the area below
the title.
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The scripting language and commands
are quite difficult to master, but extremely
powerful. Each command is documented in this manual with examples. Work through these
examples and email [email protected] for further help.
Hold down OPTION and click and drag on the row number. This will create a duplicate row with
all the scripts included. This is quite a time saver when creating rows that will have the the same
columns of data in them like student statistics.
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Use a cell as a data place holder for script referencing. Setup a column where the student names
are inputted, then reference this column by its name or coordinates in a script. This makes
changing data very easy because it can be changed in the cell, not the script.
In the script, create a variable that reads the reference cell’s data.
$studentname = cell(“Student”,$row)
show count “Outburts” where row = $studentname
This variable will look to the player column in the same row and use this data in the script. By
typing A.McGrath into the Student column cell, the script finds how many Outburts labels there
were in the A.McGrath timeline row.
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Data being displayed in the cells of a statistical window can be copied into Excel or any other
spreadsheet program. Hold down COMMAND and click in the cell, then press COMMAND+C
to copy the data to the clipboard. COMMAND+V will paste the data in the other applicaiton. A
group of cells can be selected by holding down COMMAND, click in top left cell, then click in the
bottom right cell of the group of cells to be copied.
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Statistical Commands Quick Glossary
$COLUMN
Returns the column the cell is in.
$ROW
Returns the row the cell is in.
ABS
Returns the absolute value of a number.
AND
If values are numbers: returns 1 if both values are not zero, otherwise returns
If using text then it is assumed that you are referring to labels and the return
result will be instances from the timeline that contain both labels. “AND” is
commonly used inside other commands (see IF, COUNT...) and can be combined
with “OR” and “NOT”
BUTTON
STATE
Returns 1 if button is down and 0 if button is up, in the code input window.
CEILING
Returns a number which has the number rounded up to the specified number
of digits from the decimal point. If you need to display a certain number of
digits after the decimal point use the decimal command.
CELL
Grabs the output from another cell in the window.
CELL_COLOR
Changes the color of the cell.
COUNT
Counts the number of labels in the timeline (including multiple ones in the
same instance).
DECIMAL
Returns a string which has the number to the specified number of digits from
the decimal point. The number is always rounded down.
END
Gives the latest end time of the labels or instances in the timeline in seconds.
Returns -1 if no instances.
END TIME
Returns all instances that have the correct end time condition.
EXIT
Stops the rest of the cell from being executed
FLOOR
Returns a number which has the number rounded down to the specified
number of digits from the decimal point. Similar to DECIMAL excepts that it
returns a number and not a string. If you need to display a certain number of
digits after the decimal point use DECIMAL.
FROM
Will get instances from specified timelines. Not using this command will default
to use front timeline
HH:MM:SS
Specifies the time in hours, minutes and seconds
IF
Executes the statement based on a condition.
INDEX
Finds the value from a range of cells with the given offset
INSTANCES
Returns all the instances in the timeline.
INSTANCES2
Will return all the instances in the timeline between the red markers.
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LABEL IN Will return a label in the instances. If an instance has 3 labels it will
return the instance 3 times.
LABELS
Returns all the labels in the timeline or row. If an instance has 6 labels overall it
will return 6.
LABELS IN
Will return all the labels in the instances. If an instance has 3 labels it will return
the instance 3 times.
LARGE
Finds the nth largest value in the cell group
LENGTH
Gives the length of labels in the timeline (including multiple ones in the same
instance) in seconds.
LOOKUP
Finds a match for a given value in the first range, and then returns the value
in the cell with the same relative position in the second range. Ranges cannot
overlap or be of different sizes
LIMIT
Limits instances based on conditions.
NOT
If value is number: returns 1 if value is 0, otherwise returns If using text then
it is assumed that you are referring to labels and the return result will be
instances from the timeline that do not contain the label. “NOT” is commonly
used inside other commands (see IF, COUNT...) and can be combined with “AND”
and “OR”.
OR
If values are numbers: returns 1 if either value is not zero, otherwise returns
If using text then it is assumed that you are referring to labels and the return
result will be instances from the timeline that contain either label. “OR” is
commonly used inside other commands (see IF, COUNT...) and can be combined
with “AND” and “NOT”.
OVERLAP
Returns instances from the given arguments that overlap for any part of the
timeline. Opposite of UNIQUE.
PUSH
BUTTON
Pushes the button up/down in the code window. If this is a label button then
you only need to use DOWN.
RANK
Finds the rank of the value in the range
ROUND
Returns a number which has the number rounded to the specified number of
digits from the decimal point. It will round up or down depending on which
is the closest digit. If you need to display a certain number of digits after the
decimal point use DECIMAL.
ROW_COLOR
Changes the color of the row.
SMALL
Finds the nth smallest value in the cell group
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Returns a label in the timeline or row. If an instance has 3 matching labels it will
return 3.
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Returns the ‘x’th instance in the timeline based on start times.
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SEND
Changes the value of the button in the code window with that button name.
SEND
BUTTON
COLOR
Changes the background color of the button in the code window with that
button name.
SEND TEXT
COLOR
Changes the text color of the button in the code window with that button
name.
SHOW
Outputs the number or text to the cell.
START
Gives the earliest start time of the labels or instances in the timeline in seconds.
Returns -1 if no instances found.
START TIME
Returns all instances meeting the correct start time condition
SUM
Adds all the values in the cell group.
TIME
Returns all instances meeting the instance length condition
TIMER
Converts the input in seconds to a timer string with a given precision
UNIQUE
Returns instances from the given arguments that do not overlap for any part of
the timeline. Opposite of OVERLAP.
UNIQUE
RANK
Finds the rank of the value in the range making sure it is unique
WHERE
Selects certain instances based on conditions.
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Display Commands
These commands change the display of the cell that the script is in.
CELL_COLOR
Changes the color of the cell. The color ranges are 0 to 100 percent of red, green, and blue.
Different percentages of each color will result in different colors.
Format:
CELL_COLOR ( red , green , blue )
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Arguments:
red: a number 0 to 100
green: a number 0 to 100
blue: a number 0 to 100
Example:
cell_color (100,0,0) turns the background color of the cell red.
cell_color (100,100,0) turns the background color of the cell yellow.
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Changes the color of the row. The color ranges are 0 to 100 percent of red, green, and blue.
Different percentages of each color will result in different colors.
Format:
ROW_COLOR ( red , green , blue )
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Arguments:
red: a number 0 to 100
green: a number 0 to 100
blue: a number 0 to 100
Example:
row_color (0,0,100) turns the row background color blue.
row_color (100,50,0) turns the row background color orange.
SHOW
Outputs the number or text to the cell.
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Format:
SHOW value
Arguments:
value: numerical expression or quoted text
Example:
show “Hello” displays Hello in the cell when the scripts are executed.
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Information commands return information about timelines and statistical windows.
CELL
Grabs the output from another cell in the window. This command is useful in calling on another
cell’s output to be used in an expression or variable.
Format:
CELL reference
Arguments:
reference: (column number or column title , row number), quoted text representing a cell or the
column title.
Example:
show cell (2,1) returns the output from the cell in column 2, row 1
show cell “my cell title” returns the output from the cell which has a title “my cell title”
show cell “my column title” returns the cell which has a column title of “my column title” on this
cell’s row
show cell (“Column 1”,3) return the cell which has a column title of “Column 1” on row 3
show cell ($column-1,$row+2) returns the contents of the cell 1 row to the left and 2 rows down
show cell (“Column 2”,$row-2) returns the contents of the cell which has a column title of “
Column 2” and 2 rows up from this cell
COUNT
Will count the number of labels in the timeline including multiple ones in the same instance.
Format:
COUNT labels
Arguments:
labels: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances(which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT) optional WHERE conditions
conditions: ROW = quoted text or ROW != quoted text (which can be grouped using OR, AND,
NOT)
Example:
count “Outburst” returns a count of all the “Outburst” labels in the front timeline.
count “Outburst” and “Elated” where row = ”Miller” returns the total number of “Outburst” and
“Elated” labels in the row “Miller”
count “Outburst” where row != ”Miller” returns the total number of “Outburst” labels which are
not in row “Miller”
$a = not (“Outburst” or “Elated”)
show count $a
This example uses a variable and shows the total number of labels in the front timeline which do
not have “Outburst” or “Elated” labels in them. Variables are handy to use in long expressions or
scripts saving a lot of time in retyping or changing conditions.
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Format:
END instances
Arguments:
instances: instances or quoted text specifying label you wish to get the latest end time
Example:
end “Outburst” returns the end time of the latest instance which has the label “Outburst” in
seconds
end “Outburst” and “Elated” where row = ”Miller” returns the latest end time of “Outburst” and
“Elated” labels in the row “Miller”
end instances returns the end time of the last instance. i.e. The latest overall end time
show end instance[-1] shows the end time of the last instance (based on start time). This might
not be the latest overall end time
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Format:
instances WHERE END TIME operator value
Arguments:
instances: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT
operator: < <= > >= =
value: the end time you wish to test (in seconds)
Example:
count instances where end time > 20 will count the number of instances that have an end time
after 20 seconds
count “a” or “b” where row = ”row1” and end time > 20 will count the instances that have “a” or “b”
in them in row “row1” ending after the first 20 seconds
count instances where (start time <4 or end time >20) and time<4 will count all the instances
which are smaller than 4 seconds, and have a start time in the first 4 seconds or an end time after
the last 20 seconds.
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Will return all instances that have the correct end time condition that meets the criteria in the
argument.
Specify the time in hours, minutes and seconds
Format:
HH:MM:SS
Arguments:
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MM: minutes
SS: seconds
Example:
show count instances where start time > 00:01:01.45 show a count of all the instances that have
a start time greater than 1 minute, 1.45 seconds
INDEX
Finds the value from a range of cells with the given offset
Format:
INDEX ( offset IN reference..reference )
Arguments:
offset: an offset number (1 is the first cell) or column offset (1 is the first column), row offset (1 is
the first row). If the offset is just a number, it will count the offset in the columns first
Reference:
column number or column title , row number
Example:
index (2 in 3,4..3,8) returns the 2nd cell in the range. This will be the cell in column 3, row 5.
index (4,2 in 2,5..9,9) returns the 4th column and 2nd row starting from column 2, row 5.
This will be the value in column 5, row 6
INSTANCES
Will return all the instances in the timeline.
Format:
INSTANCES
Example:
length instances returns the total length of the instances in the timeline.
count instances returns the total number of instances in the timeline.
Use in conjunction with WHERE to select particular rows.
INSTANCES2
Will return all the instances in the timeline between the red markers.
Format:
INSTANCES2
Example:
length instances2 returns the total length of the instances in the timeline between the red
markers.
count “a” and instances2 returns the total number of instances with “a” in them between the red
markers in the timeline.
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INSTANCE[x]
Will return the x’th instance in the timeline based on start times.
Format:
INSTANCE[index]
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Arguments:
index: a number less than or greater than 0. if index is greater than 0 then it will count from the
beginning. eg. 1 represents the first instance in the timeline, 2 the second instance etc. If index is
less than 0 it will count from the end. eg. -1 represents the instance with the latest start time, -2
the second latest start time etc.
Example:
length instance[2] returns the length of the second instance in the timeline.
length instance[-3] returns the length of the third last instance in the timeline.
If you wish to have more control then the LIMIT command should be used
LABEL
Will return a label in the timeline or row. If an instance has 3 matching labels it will return 3.
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LABEL
Example:
count label “Good” returns the total number of “Good” labels in the timeline.
Use in conjunction with WHERE to select particular rows.
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count label “Rob” and “Good” where row = “Effort” returns the total number of “Rob” labels
where “Good” was also found in the instance in the row named “Effort”.
count label “Good” and “Rob” where row = “Effort” returns the total number of “Good” labels
where “Rob” was also found in the instance in the row named “Effort”.
LABEL IN
Will return a label in the instances. If an instance has 3 labels it will return the instance 3 times.
Format:
LABEL string IN instances
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Arguments:
string: a label name
instances: any command that returns instances
Example:
show count label “a” in instances limit 1 returns the total number of labels in the 1st instance in
the timeline with “a” in it.
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Will return all the labels in the instances. If an instance has 3 labels it will return the instance 3
times.
Format:
LABELS IN instances
Arguments:
instances: any command that returns instances
Example:
show count labels in instances limit 1,1 returns the total number of labels in the second instance
in the timeline.
LABELS
Will return all the labels in the timeline. If an instance has 3 labels it will return the instance 3
times.
Format:
LABELS
Example:
count labels returns the total number of labels in the timeline.
Use in conjunction with WHERE to select particular rows
LARGE
Finds the nth largest value in the cell group
Format:
LARGE ( reference .. reference RANKED ranking )
Arguments:
reference: column number or column title, row number or quoted text representing a cell title.
ranking: a number representing the nth largest value. 1 being the largest.
Example:
large (2,1..4,3 ranked 2) returns the 2nd largest value of all cells between column 2, row 1 and
column 4, row 3
large (“cell1”..”cell2” ranked 1 ) returns the largest value from all cells between cells with titles
“cell1” and “cell2”
large (2,1..”column1”,4 ranked 3 ) returns the 3rd largest value of all cells between column 2, row
1 and the column with the title “column1” on row 4
large ($column+1,$row..$column+2,$row+1 ranked 1) returns the largest value of all cells 1
column right of current cell to 2 columns right, 1 row down
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Format:
LENGTH labels
Arguments:
labels: quoted text specifying label you wish to get the length of in the front timeline or
instances(which can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT) optional WHERE conditions
conditions: ROW = quoted text or ROW != quoted text (which can be grouped using OR, AND,
NOT)
Example:
length “Outburst” returns the total length in seconds of all the “Outburst” labels in the front
timeline
length “Outburst” and “Elated” where row = ”Miller” returns the total length of “Outburst” and
“Elated” labels in the row “Miller”
length “Outburst” where row != ”Miller” returns the total length of “Outburst” labels which are
not in row “Miller”
length “Outburst” where row != ”Miller” or row != ”Smith” returns the total length of Outburst
labels in the front timeline which are not in row “Miller” or row “Smith”
show length instance[1] shows the length in seconds of the first instance in the timeline
instances(which can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT)
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Will give the length of labels in the timeline (including multiple ones in the same instance) in
seconds
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Format:
instances LIMIT offset,select
instances LIMIT select
Arguments:
instances: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances(which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT)
offset: the offset to start counting. eg. 1 = will skip the first instance etc. If offset < 0 then will
count from end. eg. -1=last instance. Can be left out if offset is 0.
select: how many instances to select. If select < 0 it will select up to the end value (-1=last,
-2=2nd last etc...)
Example:
instances limit 2 will grab the first 2 instances
instances limit 4,2 will offset 4 instances and select the next 2. That makes it the 5th and 6th
instance.
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Will limit instances based on conditions that meet the criteria in the argument.
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instances limit 4,-1 will grab the 5th to the last instance.
instances limit -3,-2 will grab the 3rd and 2nd last instance.
length “a” or “b” where row = ”row 1” or row = ”row 2” limit 3,2 returns the total length of the 4th
and 5th labels in the timeline with a or b in them and the row = ‘row 1’ or ‘row 2’
LOOKUP
Finds a match for a given value in the first range, and then returns the value in the cell with the
same relative position in the second range. Ranges cannot overlap or be of different sizes
Format:
LOOKUP ( value IN reference .. reference USING reference..reference )
Arguments:
reference: column number or column title, row number
value: a number, string, or instances you want to search the first range with. A range is specified
by reference..reference
Example:
show lookup ( “w” in $column-2,1..$column-1,8 using $column-4,1..$column-3,8 ) shows the
value in the cell 3 to 4 columns to the left of the current cell, if it finds “w” in the cell 1 to 2
columns to the left of the current cell
lookup(cell “data” in “sorted”,1..”sorted”,8 using “rank”,1..”rank”,8 ) using the cell on the same row in
column “data” search the column “sorted” and if it finds it return the value from the column “rank”
at the same row
OVERLAP
Will return instances from the given arguments that overlap for any part of the timeline. (This is
opposite of the unique command.)
Format:
OVERLAP ( instances , instances )
Arguments:
instances: labels or instances
Example:
overlap (“label 1”,“labels 2”) returns all instances which have label 1 in them and overlap with any
instance containing label2 in them. It will also return all instances which have label 2 in them
and overlap with any instance containing label 1. It will also return instances with both labels in
them but only once.
overlap (instances,instances) will return all the instances as every instance will overlap itself
overlap (instance[1], instance[2]) returns both the first and second instance in the timeline
provided they overlap. Otherwise it will return nothing
show start overlap (“label 1” where row = ”row 1” ,”label 2” where row = ”row 2”) will show the
start time of the first instance that overlaps where label 1 is in row 1 and label 2 is in row 2
RANK
Finds the rank of the value in the range.
Format:
RANK ( value IN reference..reference order)
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reference: column number or column title, row number
value: a number to search reference..reference for
order: LARGEST or SMALLEST depending on what you want the rank to represent. The value is
optional and will default to LARGEST
Example:
rank (2 in 2,1..4,3 largest) returns the 2nd largest value of all cells between column 2, row 1 and
column 4, row 3
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rank ( 2, “column1”,4..”column2”,9 smallest ) returns the 2nd smallest value of all cells between
“column1”, row 4 and “column2”, row 9.
SMALL
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rank ( 1, “column1”,1..”ccolumn1”,5 ) returns the largest value from all cells between row 1 and 5
in column “column1”
Finds the nth smallest value in the cell group
Format:
SMALL ( reference .. reference RANKED ranking )
reference: column number or column title, row number or quoted text representing a cell title
ranking: a number representing the nth smallest value. 1 being the smallest.
Example:
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small (2,1..4,3 ranked 2) returns the 2nd smallest value of all cells between column 2, row 1 and
column 4, row 3
small (2,1..”column1”,4 ranked 3 ) returns the 3rd smallest value of all cells between column 2,
row 1 and the column with the title “column1” on row 4
small ($column+1,$row..$column+2,$row+1 ranked 1) returns the smallest value of all cells 1
column right of current cell to 2 columns right, 1 row down
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small (“cell1”..”cell2” ranked 1 ) returns the smallest value from all cells between cells with titles
“cell1” and “cell2”
Will give the earliest start time of the labels or instances in the timeline in seconds. It will return
-1 if no instances are found.
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Format:
START instances
Arguments:
instances: instances or quoted text specifying label you wish to get the earliest start time
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Example:
start “Outburst” returns the start time of the earliest instance which has the label “Outburst” in
seconds
start “Outburst” and “Elateds” where row = ”Miller” returns the earliest start time of “Outburst”
and “Elated” labels in the row “Miller”
start instances returns the start time of the first instance
show start instance[-1] shows the start time of the last instance (based on start time)
START TIME
Will return all instances that have the correct start time condition that meets the criteria in the
argument.
Format:
instances WHERE START TIME operator value
Arguments:
instances: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT
operator: < <= > >= =
value: the start time you wish to test (in seconds)
Example:
count instances where start time < 20 will count the number of instances that have a start time
in the first 20 seconds
count “a” or “b” where row = ”row1” and start time < 20 will count the instances that have “a” or “b”
in them in row “row1” starting in the first 20 seconds
count instances where (start time <4 or end time >20) and time<4 will count all the instances
which are smaller than 4 seconds, and have a start time in the first 4 seconds or an end time after
the last 20 seconds.
TIME
Will return all instances that have the instance length condition that meets the criteria in the
argument.
Format:
instances WHERE TIME operator value
Arguments:
instances: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT
operator: < <= > >= =
value: the instance length you wish to test (in seconds)
Example:
count instances where time < 20 will count the number of instances that are shorter than 20
seconds in length
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TIMER
Converts the input in seconds to a timer string with a given precision
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count “a” or “b” where row = ”row1” and time < 20 will count the instances that have “a” or “b” in
them in row “row1” and are shorter than 20 seconds
count instances where (start time <4 or end time >20) and time<4 will count all the instances
which are smaller than 4 seconds, and have a start time in the first 4 seconds or an end time after
the last 20 seconds.
Format:
TIMER ( seconds , precision )
Arguments:
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seconds: the time in seconds you wish to convert to hours:mins:seconds
precision: the number of decimal places to show. A value <= 0 will show no decimal places
Example:
TIMER ( 3601.123,0 ) will return 1:00:01
TIMER ( 3601.123,2 ) will return 1:00:01.12
Will return instances from the given arguments that do not overlap for any part of the timeline.
(Opposite of the overlap command.)
Format:
UNIQUE ( instances , instances )
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Example:
unique (“label 1”,“labels 2”) returns all instances which have label1 in them and do not overlap
with any instance containing label2 in them. It will also return all instances which have label2 in
them and do not overlap with any instance containing label1
unique (instances,instances) will do nothing as there will be no unique instance as it will overlap
with itself
unique (instance[1],instance[2]) returns both the first and second instance in the timeline
provided they do not overlap. Otherwise it will return nothing
show start unique (“label 1” where row = ”row 1” ,”label 2” where row = ”row 2”) will show the
start time of the first instance that does not overlap where label 1 is in row 1 and label 2 is in row
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instances: labels or instances
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UNIQUE RANK
Finds the rank of the value in the range making sure it is unique
Format:
UNIQUE RANK ( value IN reference..reference UNIQUE reference..reference order)
Arguments:
reference: column number or column title, row number
value: a number to search reference..reference for
order: LARGEST or SMALLEST depending on what you want the rank to represent. The value is
optional and will default to LARGEST
Example:
show unique rank( cell”points” in “points”,1..”points”,9 unique “position”,1..”position”, $row-1)
Placing this script in all of the cells in “position” column between rows 2 and 9 will produce a
ladder position based on points. It works because it does a normal RANK command and then
checks the values above it. If it finds there is another team on equal points it will return the next
number not used in the unique range. The cell in row 1 of the “position” column would only need
the RANK command.
WHERE
Will select certain instances based on conditions that meet the arguments.
Format:
labels WHERE conditions
Arguments:
labels: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT
conditions: ROW = quoted text or ROW != quoted text (which can be grouped using OR, AND,
NOT)
Example:
count “a” or “b” where row = ”row 1” or row = ”row 2” returns the total number of labels in the
timeline with a or b in them and the row = ‘row 1’ or ‘row 2’
count instances where row != ”row 1” returns the total number of instances in the timeline not
counting those in ‘row 1’.
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Logical commands are used to create boolean operations in an expression to help narrow down
specific searches and arguments.
AND
Arguments:
labels: quoted text representing labels in the timeline
number: numerical expression
Example:
show count ”Handshape” and “Inaccurate” shows the number of instances with labels
“Handshape” and “Inaccurate” in them
show count not (“a” or “b” and “c”) counts the number of instances that do not have “a” or have
“b” and “c” as labels in them. AND will be calulated first before the OR as it has higher priority. Use
brackets to force logic.
EXIT
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Used to combine arguments in order to specify a search more directly. If values are numbers:
returns 1 if both values are not zero, otherwise returns 0. If using text then it is assumed that you
are referring to labels and the return result will be instances from the timeline that contain both
labels. “AND” is commonly used inside other commands (see IF, COUNT...) and can be combined
with “OR” and “NOT”
Format:
labels AND labels
number AND number
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Stops the rest of the cell from being executed
Format:
EXIT
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Example:
if ($a<5,exit) if $a is less than 5 then stop executing the cell
FROM
Will get instances from specified timelines. Not using this command will default to use front
timeline
Format:
labels FROM timelines OR labels FROM ALL TIMELINES
labels: quoted text specifying label you wish to count in the front timeline or instances which
can be grouped using OR, AND, NOT) timelines: A set of timeline names separated by comma or
the key words ALL TIMELINES
Example:
Show count “a” or “b” from “timeline1”,”timeline2” where row=”row 1” or row=”row 2” shows the
total number of labels in “timeline1” and “timeline2” with a or b in them and the row = ‘row 1’
or ‘row 2’ count instances from all timelines where row!=”row 1” returns the total number of
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instances from all open timelines not counting those in ‘row 1’
Executes the statement based on a condition
Format:
IF (condition, true statement, false statement)
IF (condition,true statement)
Arguments:
condition: if this numeric value is 0 it is considered false and will execute the false statement
otherwise any nonzero result is considered true and will execute the true statement. You can use
any relational operators <,<=,>,>=,=,!= on numbers or quoted text and logical operators AND,
OR, NOT on numbers. When an empty string is compared to a number with = or !=, the string
will be consdiered as 0.
statement: any normal command including another “IF”
Example:
if (5<6, show “true”, show “false”) shows true. You can change the result by changing the
condition to 6<5
$a = cell(1,0)
if ($a < 0, show “cell is negative”, show “cell is positive”)
Using a variable, this example shows whether cell in column 1, row 0 is positive or negative
number
$a = cell(1,0)
if ($a != 0, show 5/$a, show “N/A”)
Again using a variable to set the cell location, this example shows 5 divided by the contents of
cell in column 1, row 0. If that cell is 0 or blank then show “N/A”
if (“tom” < “tot” and 4<5, show “true”, show “false”) shows true
if (“tom” < “tot” and 6<5, show “true”) will do nothing as the condition is false and there is no
false statement
NOT
Used to exclude criteria in arguments in order to specify a search more directly. If value is
number: returns 1 if value is 0, otherwise returns 0. If using text then it is assumed that you
are referring to labels and the return result will be instances from the timeline that do not
contain the label. “NOT” is commonly used inside other commands (see IF, COUNT...) and can be
combined with “AND” and “OR”
Format:
NOT labels
NOT number
Arguments:
labels: quoted text representing instances labels in the timeline
number: numerical expression
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Used to combine criteria in arguments in order to specify a search more directly.
If values are numbers: returns 1 if either value is not zero, otherwise returns 0. If using text
then it is assumed that you are referring to labels and the return result will be instances from
the timeline that contain either label. “OR” is commonly used inside other commands (see IF,
COUNT...) and can be combined with “AND” and “NOT”
Format:
labels OR labels
number OR number
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Example:
$a = ”Handshape” or “Inaccurate”
show count $a
This example shows the number of instances with either “Handshape” or “Inaccurate” in them
show count not (“a” or “b” and “c”) counts the number of instances that do not have “a” or have
“b” and “c” as labels in them. AND will be calulated first before the OR as it has higher priority. Use
brackets to force logic.
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labels: quoted text representing labels in the timeline
number: numerical expression
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Example:
$a = not “Inaccurate”
show count $a
This example shows the number of instances that do not have “Inaccurate” in them.
show count not (“a” or “b” and “c”) counts the number of instances that do not have “a” or have
“b” and “c” as labels in them. AND will be calulated first before the OR as it has higher priority. Use
brackets to force logic.
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Numeric Commands
These commands perform numeric calculations. All standard mathematical functions +,-,*,/,(),^ can
be used. eg. show 7+8
ABS
Returns the absolute value of a number.
Format:
ABS (number)
Arguments:
number: numerical expression
Example:
show abs(-5*2) returns 10.
CEILING
Returns a number which has the number rounded up to the specified number of digits from the
decimal point. If you need to display a certain number of digits after the decimal point use the
decimal command.
Format:
FLOOR (number ,number of digits)
Arguments:
number: numerical expression
number of digits: if positive the number of digits to show at the right of the decimal point. If
negative, the number of digits to the left of the decimal point starting at tens. If 0 no decimal
placing will be left
Example:
show ceiling (34.23001, 2) returns 34.24
show ceiling (3423.456, -2) shows 3500
show decimal (ceiling(0.1,0) ,2) shows 1.00
DECIMAL
Returns a string which has the number to the specified number of digits from the decimal point.
The number is always rounded down.
Format:
DECIMAL (number ,number of digits)
Arguments:
number: numerical expression
number of digits: if positive the number of digits to show at the right of the decimal point. If
negative, the number of digits to the left of the decimal point starting at tens. If 0 no decimal
placing will be left.
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FLOOR
Returns a number which has the number rounded down to the specified number of digits from
the decimal point. This is similar to the deimal command excepts that it returns a number and
not a string. If you need to display a certain number of digits after the decimal point use the
decimal command.
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Example:
show decimal (34.235, 2) shows 34.23
show decimal (3423.456, -2) shows 3400
show decimal ( round(0.499,0) ,2) shows 0.00
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Format:
FLOOR (number ,number of digits)
Arguments:
number: numerical expression
number of digits: if positive the number of digits to show at the right of the decimal point. If
negative the number of digits to the left of the decimal point starting at tens. If 0 no decimal
placing will be left
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Example:
show floor (34.235, 2) returns 34.23
show floor (3423.456, -2) shows 3400
show decimal (floor(0.999,0) ,2) shows 0.00
ROUND
Returns a number which has the number rounded to the specified number of digits from the
decimal point. It will round up or down depending on which is the closest digit. If you need to
display a certain number of digits after the decimal point use the decimal command.
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Format:
ROUND (number ,number of digits)
Arguments:
number: numerical expression
number of digits: if positive the number of digits to show at the right of the decimal point. If
negative the number of digits to the left of the decimal point starting at tens. If 0 no decimal
placing will be left
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show round (34.235, 2) returns 34.24
show round (3423.456, -2) returns 3400
show decimal (round(0.499,0) ,2) shows 0.00
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Statistical Commands
These commands perform statistical calculations performed on cell ranges.
SUM
Adds all the values in the cell group.
Format:
SUM ( reference .. reference )
Arguments:
reference: column number or column title, row number or quoted text representing a cell title.
Example:
sum (2,1..4,3) returns the sum of all cells between column 2, row 1 and column 4, row 3
sum (“cell1”..”cell2”) returns the sum of all cells between cells with titles “cell1” and “cell2”
sum (2,1..”column1”,4) returns the sum of all cells between column 2, row 1 and the column with
the title “column1” on row 4
sum ($column+1,$row..$column+2,$row+1) returns the sum of all cells 1 column right of current
cell to 2 columns right, 1 row down
Text Commands
These commands manipulate text. To join text you simply use the + operator.
Example:
Show “Hello.” + “How “ + “are you?” displays “Hello. How are you?” in the cell.
Show count “Outburst” + “ student outbursts” displays how many times “Outburst” is found, then
followed by “ student outbursts. So, if there were 30 Outburst’s in the timeline, it would display
“30 student outbursts” in the cell.
Variable Commands
Variables are specified using the dollar sign and a name. eg. $message = “hello”. In that example
$message holds the text “hello” which can be used later on in the script. Variables only hold their
value for the cell in the statistical window. A variable can hold a number, text or even instances in the
timeline. Numbers cannot be used as the first character after the $ sign.
Example:
$outbursts = count “Elated” or “Angry”
show $outburst
This will display the total count of “Elated” or “Angry” labels found in the front timeline. As the
script gets larger and more complex, variables make it easier to make changes because the
variable only has to be edited in one spot. It will not need to be changed in every part of the
script where it is called.
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Returns the column where the cell is located.
Format:
$COLUMN
Example:
show “My current column is “+$column will show a message what the column is for that cell in
the statistical window.
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$ROW
Returns the row where the cell is located.
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$ROW
Output Commands
These commands will output or effect another parts of the program like buttons in the code window.
BUTTON STATE
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Example:
show “My current row is “+$row will show a message what the row is for that cell in the statistical
window.
Returns 1 if button is down and 0 if button is up, in the code input window.
BUTTON button_name STATEOR
BUTTON button_name STATE IN WINDOW window_name
Arguments:
button_name: a string with the name of a button in the code input window window_name: the
name of the code input window
Example:
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IF (BUTTON “name1” STATE IN WINDOW “window1”, SHOW “DOWN”, SHOW “UP”) show up/
down depending on if the button “name1” is up or down in the code input window with title
“window1”
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PUSH BUTTON
Pushes the button up/down in the code input window. If this is a label button then you only
need to use DOWN.
Format:
PUSH BUTTON button_name DOWN
PUSH BUTTON button_name UP
Arguments:
button_name: a string with the name of a button in the code input window. The button name
must be in quotes.
Example:
push button “Poor Behavior ” down pushes the button “Poor Behavior” down in the front code
input window.
$elatedOutburst = count “Elated” where row = “Student”
$angryOutburst = count “Angry” where row = “Student”
If ($angryOutburst > $elatedOutburst, push button “Poor Behavior” down, push button “Poor
Behavior” up)
This script uses an if statement, when the student’s Angry Outbursts are greater than their Elated
Outbursts, the “Poor Behavior” button is pushed down and it starts to code the timeline. When
the Elated Outbursts and Angry Outburts are equal or the Elated Outbursts are greater than
Angry Outbursts it pushes the “Poor Behavior” button up and stops coding
SEND
Changes the output value of the button in the code window with that button name. In order
to display output in a code button, the display output option must be checked in the button
properties for that button.
Format:
SEND value TO BUTTON “button_name”
Arguments:
value: a string or a number
button_name: a string with the name of a button in the code window. The button name must be
in quotes.
Example:
send 37.4 to button “Button 1” changes the output value displayed in “Button 1” button in the
front code window to 37.4.
$outburst = count “Outburst”
send $outburst to button “Outburst”
This script changes the output value displayed in the “Outburst” button in the front code
window to the variables $outburst value. $outburst counts the amount of “outbursts” found in
the timeline.
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The SEND command can send output value to any type of button whether it is a code, text label,
or title. Graphical buttons can display output too.
The font size of the output can be changed by selecting the
size next to the display output check box in the edit button
properties window. When the display output option is checked,
a question mark will appear below the button name on the face
of the button. It will change value when the statistical window
scripts are executed.
Information rich code windows can be created and used
during live capture and code. The code window can be printed and used as a report or in a
presentation.
SEND BUTTON COLOR
Changes the background color of the button in the code window with that button name.
Format:
SEND BUTTON COLOR ( red_color , green_color , blue_color ) TO BUTTON button_name
Arguments:
color: a red, green or blue color value 0->100
button_name: a string with the name of a button in the code window
Example:
send button color (100,0,0) to button “Teacher” changes the background color of “Teacher” in the
front code window to red.
if ($a < 1, send button color (0,100,0) to button “Teacher”, send button color (100,100,100) to
button “Offense”)
If $a < 1 then the button will be green otherwise it will be white.
SEND TEXT COLOR
Changes the text color of the button in the code window with that button name.
Format:
SEND TEXT COLOR ( red_color , green_color , blue_color ) TO BUTTON button_name
Arguments:
color: a red, green or blue color value 0->100
button_name: a string with the name of a button in the code window
Example:
send text color (100,0,0) to button “Teacher” changes the text color of “Teacher” in the front code
input window to red.
if ($a < 1, send text color (0,100,0) to button “Teacher”, send text color (0,0,100) to button
“Teacher”)
If $a < 1 then the button’s text color will be green otherwise it will be blue.
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An edit list generates a complete list of events in play order. It creates a tab delimited file that is
easy to manipulate in a spreadsheet editor like Excel. Using the edit list data, graphs, functions and
macros can create some very informative reports.
The export is simple to perform. Open a timeline and choose File > Export > XML edit list... The file
that is exported will likely have an excel icon and can be opened by Excel immediately. Since this is a
tab delimited file, it can also be opened by many simple text editors or can be used as a data source
for other workflows.
The export will appear like this in Excel.
For more information, see the Import section of this manual. There is a more in depth explanation of
the data structure of the file. Also, see the Export Preferences section, this file type can be exported
during capture and coding.
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Timeline data can be easily exported and used in other applications such as Excel and Final Cut Pro.
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Exporting Data Files
Like the Edit List, the XML edit list generates a list of events in play order, but in an XML structure.
The XML edit list is generally used for transferring timeline information from timeline to timeline.
However, since it is common file structure, it can be used in hundreds of ways.
To export an XML edit list, open a timeline with coded data and choose File > Export > XML edit list...
The file will contain all the descriptions of the instances including: start and end times, row names
and colors, label groupings, text labels, and instance notes. A file will look this in a simple text editor.
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<ALL_INSTANCES>
<instance>
<ID>1</ID>
<start>279.5398520953</start>
<end>616.7625308135</end>
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<label>
<text>Great Work</text>
</label>
<label>
<group>Effort</group>
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<text>Solid</text>
</label>
<free_text>Excellent example of good footwork.</free_text>
</instance>
</ALL_INSTANCES>
<ROWS>
<row>
<code>Alexis Proctor</code>
<R>64083</R>
<G>65535</G>
<B>23454</B>
</row>
</ROWS>
</file>
For more information, see the Import section of this manual. There is a more in depth explanation of
the data structure of the file. Also, see the Export Preferences section, this file type can be exported
during capture and coding.
Export Transcript Text File
Using the transcript text file export will create a tab delimited text file based on the data in the
transcription window. This export only works if a transcription window is selected and will export all
the transcribed rows in the transcription window, separating each column by a tab character.
To use, open an existing transcription window with data, choose File > Export > Transcript text file...
Name and choose the location to save the file.
This format is very common when dealing with transcriptions. A tab delimited file can be easily
imported into most spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel or other third party applications.
The first column is the time stamp for the start of the instance or utterance, the second column is
code name or speaker, the third column is the text or utterance itself and the remaining columns are
used for labels or notes.
Here is an example:
00:00:03:84
Matilda
00:00:49:97
Alexis
00:01:25:85
Matilda
Alexis, quit taking all my toys!
Angry
These are my toys, I had them first!
No, you did not!
Fired up
Upset
Export Transcriber XML File
This export generates a Transcriber 1.5.1 compatible XML file from a transcription window. The
format is very specific to this open-source project. To learn more about Transcriber, visit the official
website. At the time of this writing, the website is http://trans.sourceforge.net/en/presentation.php.
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While one of the most basic exports, the instance frequency report is a very effective gauge for
finding percentages and overall lengths of coded instance rows. It also shows instance count and
calculates mean time. The export can be quickly viewed in an Output window or saved to an Excel
file.
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5.
Set the Send output to: option to Output window.
6.
Press OK.
The results show a quick summary of each of the selected rows from the timeline. This export while
very simple is really quite powerful if the instances are accurately coded.
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The following is a simple example on how to use this export.
1.
Open a timeline with some coded instances, the more the better.
2.
Select some specific rows or a range of rows in the timeline.
3.
Choose File > Export Instance frequency report...
4.
Set the Summary statistics window to use Selected rows. If no rows are selected in the timeline,
this option will be dimmed out.
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This feature allows you to view:
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The number of times each code was used in the timeline.
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How much time those actions took.
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The percentage of the total time those codes were used in relationship to full length of the
movie.
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The mean time of the instances in each row.
Using the Send output to Excel option, graphs and other meaningful calculations can be done very
quickly. This is a truly powerful little feature.
Export Final Cut XML
The Final Cut XML export creates a XML file with instance information that can be imported into
Final Cut Pro 6.0 or greater.
To use this export, select some instances in a timeline, choose File > Export > Final Cut XML... There
are two export type options in the save dialog at the bottom: Clips & Markers.
The Clips option will export each instance as a clip in the project bin. So, each instance will be row in
the clip bin and treated individually.
Markers is the other option. The instance movie start and end times will be imported into Final
Cut as Markers to the timeline movie. Instance information such as labels is included in the marker
making it convenient to see data about the marker. See the Final Cut documentation for more
information.
Both formats of the file that is created will have all the clip information including row, instance
number and transcription information. The row name and instance number will appear as the name
of the clip or marker in Final Cut. The timeline file name will appear in the master comment 1 section
of the bin and the transcription notes will appear in the clip comment section of the bin.
Note: The XML file references the movie data which is likely a reference movie, moving the source movies
will disconnect the media and the clips will have to be relinked in Final Cut. There are some situations
that can cause Final Cut troubles when resolving the movie references that are based on other movie
references and so on. It is best to try not have a lot of movie references built on top of each other. The
closer the source movie is in the data referenced in the XML file, the better the chances everything will
work consistently.
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1.Open an instance movie from a timeline that has a video linked to it. Set the video window
size to half of its natural size. So, if your
video is 720x480, set the movie size to
360x240.
2.Choose Convert movie from the
File > Export >Movies menu in the
main menu bar. This opens the Save
exported file as... window where you
can set-up all the options for the
conversion.
3.Choose Movie to Quicktime Movie
from the Export drop down menu in
the window. Then, press the Options
button to configure the specific movie
conversion settings. The Movie Settings
window will open and the Video, Audio,
and Internet settings can be changed.
4.In the Video area of the Movie Settings
window, click on the Settings button.
The Standard Video Compressor Settings
window will open. In this window,
configure the following:
Frame Rate =
Current Key Frames = All
Compressor
Quality = Medium Data Rate = Automatic
NOTE: Frame rate will be the same as
the original. Every frame will be a key
frame which converts a file that can be
easily edited. Compressor quality at
medium and the data rate at automatic
will produce an acceptable movie where
the algorithm will determine how to best
convert the movie from various frame
samples from the entire movie.
5.Click OK to save the settings.
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Any movie can be converted to another format using the convert movies features in this
software. If Studiocode can view the file, it can be converted in some way to another format
using this system.
The standard format for captured movies is DV. The DV format creates very large files,
approximately 13.8GB of hard disc storage per hour of video. These files will fill up an internal
hard disk very quickly. To save space, we recommend converting the files into an alternate
format. Follow these instructions for a simple and fast method of converting any movie to a
MPEG-4 format that is suitable for coding, editing, analysis, and presentation.
NOTE: Converting is commonly referred to as compressing since the purpose in most cases is
to reduce (compress) the size of the file. Converting the movie creates a stand alone movie.
An Introduction
Converting Movies
Next, configure the Audio settings.
6.In the Audio area of the Movie Settings window, click
on the Settings button. This will open the Sound
Settings window.
7. Set the Format to AAC, the Channels to Stereo (L R),
the Rate to 48,000khz, Render Settings to Normal,
and Target Bit Rate to 128kbps.
NOTE: These audio settings will create a CD quality
audio track in the converted movie. If audio is not
important, uncheck this option in the Movie Settings
window and no audio will be exported. This will make
the resulting file smaller, but when compared to video
tracks, audio tracks are extremely small in size. So, in the
long run, not choosing to use audio saves negligible
hard disk space.
8.The last area in the Movie Settings window are the
internet streaming options. If you are going to use
the movie to stream from a file server on the internet,
then you should select the appropriate settings as
defined by the host of the server. For this example,
uncheck Prepare for Internet Streaming options. For
general use these settings should be turned off.
9. With the Video and Audio check boxes checked and
the Prepare for Internet Streaming unchecked click
the OK button in the Movie Settings window.
10. In the Save exported file as window, type in a
name and target location to export the file.
11. Click OK to start the conversion process.
After the conversion is complete, these settings will
be saved as the default settings. So, in most cases,
they do not need to be set up again.
Permanent custom options in the movie format drop
down menu can be configured for individual users.
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Drag and Drop Reference Movies
A quick and easy way to create reference movies for batch converting is to drag from the
video in the movie window and drop onto the desktop. This will create a movie clipping
on the desktop. As you drag and drop, rename the movies, so you don’t forget what
video is in each one. Remember to select the segment of the movie in the instance movie
timeline for which you want to create a movie clipping.
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Here are a few tips to experiment and find what will work for you best for your particular
purpose.
1. Use a short instance to experiment with different settings. Waiting for long conversions is
tedious and you will not always get the desired results.
2. Set the frame size of the movie first. In most situations, 360x240 NTSC or 360x288 PAL is
the right frame size to use. Studiocode will use the instance movies window size for the
conversion size. There is a great difference in time to convert a movie that is twice that frame
size.
3. If file size is most important, try setting manual data rates. This will guarantee the file size
and forces the conversion to use the same amount of data per frame. Start with 6400 kbps.
Automatic settings will find the best data rate which can vary greatly from movie to movie.
4. Try using different compressors. Use H.264 or Sorenson Video to convert a small clip and
compare the results. Some compressors are better for different types of video. MPEG-4,
H.264 and Sorenson are popular compressors, so sharing these formats will be compatible
with any system running Quicktime 7.0 or greater.
5. Adjusting the key frame intervals can make a big difference when video quality and size
are concerned. Try setting the keyframes to 25 instead of all or 1 frame. Key frame settings
greater than one every frame creates movies that will not be suitable for coding, editing,
and slow motion analysis. Spreading out the key frame intervals, is recommended when the
video will be distributed for playback only via internet or email.
6. Video acquisition is probably the most important aspect to converting movies. If the video
is poor quality to begin with, converting it will not make it better. Try to get the best copy
of the video possible or get proper training on how to use your camera. Fast panning or
zooming can cause conversion results to look very pixelated. To achieve the best results,
avoid quick camera motions.
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Using the settings described, you will likely find varying results over time. Some movies will
be smaller in file size even though they are similar in length. Other times you will see quality
differences in two similar movies. Because each movie is different in shot, composition and
length, you will have varying results when translated by the compressor’s algorithm automatic
settings. But using automatic settings is a good way to start understanding how to convert
movies.
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This movie conversion example is very basic and does not fully explore all the options that are
available. This is a very complex topic and for the purposes of this manual, we will not offer an
explanation for every compressor and its various options.
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Direct Movie Exports
Beyond the standard Convert Movie export, there are 4 direct movie export features found in the
File > Export > Movies menu. To export a movie using one of these options, create an instance movie
and select the export from the menu. The export will automatically take place. Each of these direct
exports do not have any customizable options.
iPhone movie to iTunes
This export converts the instance movie to an iPod ready format and sends it to the iTunes library.
Depending on the iTunes preferences, it could be added to the library or be copied into the library.
AppleTV movie to Desktop
If you use an Apple TV device, this export will create an Apple TV ready file that can be synchronized
to the device. When chosen, the file will be automatically exported to the desktop. This export also
produces very high quality video.
Selected instances by row to iPhone movie to iTunes
Upon export, each row will be exported as an individual movie with the selected instances in time
sequence, selection order cannot be used. The movie name will be the row name. Once the export is
complete the movies are sent to the iTunes library.
A trick to using this feature, is to duplicate rows and change their names, the movie will take the
name of row and will appear nicely organized in iTunes. Another clever way of using this feature is to
make new timeline rows from label columns in the matrix.
Flatten movie
The flatten movie export is used when you wish to have the overlay text burned into the movie. The
overlay text is a SportsCode feature only and will not be recognized by any other editors or players.
Use this feature when creating content that will be distributed to an audience that do not have
SportsCode or if you want to use it in a DVD project or other editing software.
The movie is compressed using the identical codec of the source movie. Some codecs will work
better than others when rendering the text. It is possible that when using MPEG-4 or H.264, the text
may not look as good as the original.
Convert movie package...
A movie package can be easily converted to another format using the convert movie package...
feature. The feature creates a copy of the package with the timeline file included, converts all the
movie parts in package into the new format, creates a new reference movie for the timeline based on
the newly formatted files and links this movie to the timeline.
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To use this feature, open an existing timeline to be converted, choose File > Export > Convert movie
package..., set the desired compression settings and name plus location for the new package.
An additional option to this, is to have the process flatten the movie once the export is complete.
This will create a single file from all the movie parts inside the package. It is recommended to do this
as it makes the package void of file references. A definite plus in terms of file portability, also it allows
the file to be extracted from the package and directly uploaded to Sportstec Stream or used more
easily in some other workflow.
Each movie part in the package will be converted until all are converted. The export will continue
converting all the parts in the package until it is finished or the application is quitted. If the
application is quitted while there are still movie parts left to convert it will start up again when the
original movie package is opened again. Once the export is complete, a movie package with same
will be found in the same folder as the original capture.
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When the options are set and the Save button is pressed, the export movie window will appear.
The export window supports multiple items in the list. It is based on a first in first out queuing
system. To add more items to the queue during capture, say for converting multiple packages over
night, open a timeline package, select the timeline window, then choose File > Export > Movies >
Convert movie package..., select the movie format and destination and add it to the queue. All items
in the queue will be handled when the previous item above it in the queue is completed. This is
especially useful for archiving and hard disk space saving purposes.
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An export can be paused, cancelled or deleted anytime. To pause press the pause icon in the row to
the right of the progress bar. To cancel press the x icon to the right of the progress bar. To delete a
row in the queue, select the row and press DELETE on the keyboard.
Create an Edit List
An Edit list provides you with a complete list of events in play order. Edit lists are great for creating
customized reports in Excel. Using Excels graphs, functions and macros you can create some very
informative reports from the timeline data.
1.Open a timeline with the data to be
exported.
2.Choose Edit list from the File > Export menu
in the main menu bar.
2.Save the Edit list to a file name related to the
performance you are analysing and choose a
target location for the file.
3. Click on Save.
To Copy a Movie Frame to Output
If you want to take a movie frame and transfer it to another application such as Word or PowerPoint,
find the frame of video you want to use in a movie window, Choose Copy movie frame to output
from the Analysis menu in the main menu bar. The frame/picture you’ve selected will be copied to
the output Window. You can now drag a box around the picture and copy it to the clipboard, from
there you can paste it into another application or print it.
Text Window
The text window is a simple text editor. It is commonly used as a notepad or paste board. A clever
way to use the window is as a paste board. Movie frames can be copied from an instance movie and
pasted in this window where they can be collected, then later pasted into another application like
Word. The text window can be saved just like any other text document.
Mac OS X Snapshot Features
Here are some shortcuts built in Mac OS X for creating snapshots of the screen or specific
windows.
SHIFT+COMMAND+3 will save a picture of the screen to the desktop.
SHIFT+CONTROL+COMMAND+3 will turn the mouse cursor into cross hairs where you can
click and drag a selector on the image you want to take a snapshot of. It saves the image
as picture on the desktop.
SHIFT+COMMAND+4 will save a picture of the screen to memory, so it can be pasted into
another open window.
SHIFT+CONTROL+COMMAND+4 will turn the mouse cursor into cross hairs where you can
click and drag a selector on the image you want to take a snapshot of. It saves the image
to memory, so it can be pasted into another open window.
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CODA
iCODA
STREAM
CODA allows you to code without the video. You can code
during a live event and use the data for statistical reports
and analysis; or code from pre-recorded material – even
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for your video review and more detailed analysis. CODA
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