VoiceQ ADR VoiceQ DUB

K I WA I N T E R N AT I O N A L L I M I T E D
VoiceQ ADR
&
VoiceQ DUB
Quickstart Guide
VoiceQ® ADR version 1.7.5
VoiceQ® DUB version 1.7.5
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................... 3
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS........................................................................ 3
INSTALLING VOICEQ 1.7........................................................................ 4
DEMO PROJECTS....................................................................................... 4
AUTHORIZATION....................................................................................... 4
WHAT’S NEW IN 1.7.5............................................................................... 1
Improvements.................................................................................................. 1
FEATURES ADDED IN 1.7.4....................................................................1
Improvements.................................................................................................. 1
FEATURES ADDED IN 1.7.2 & 1.7.3.................................................... 1
Improvements.................................................................................................. 1
New Commands.............................................................................................. 2
New transport commands............................................................................... 2
Multiple Undo / Redo ...................................................................................... 2
GENERAL FEATURES ADDED IN VOICEQ 1.7 SERIES.................. 3
Improved Graphics Engine ............................................................................. 3
New Cueing Options....................................................................................... 3
Beeps with optional visual countdown ............................................................ 3
Visual Streamers............................................................................................. 3
NEW DISPLAY OPTIONS.......................................................................... 3
Scrolling Ruler................................................................................................. 3
Scrolling Waveform ......................................................................................... 3
IMPROVED TRANSPORT CONTROLS................................................. 3
NEW DISPLAY AND CUEING CONTROLS.......................................... 4
SYSTEM PREFERENCES............................................................................ 4
General Preferences Window......................................................................... 5
Display Preferences Window.......................................................................... 6
Cues Preferences Window..............................................................................7
PROJECT SETTINGS WINDOW.............................................................. 8
QUICKSPOT................................................................................................. 8
IMPROVED AUTO-SAVE FUNCTION.................................................. 9
IMPROVED TIMECODE ENTRY............................................................. 9
USING VOICEQ WITH PRO TOOLS 7.2...............................................1
Enable the IAC Bus
Time Code Settings
MIDI Machine Control
MIDI Beat Clock
Video Scrubbing
Enabling MMC cueing (MIDI Locate) of Pro Tools
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3
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USING VOICEQ WITH PRO TOOLS 7.3 AND 7.4............................ 7
Enable the IAC Bus
Time Code Settings
MIDI Machine Control
MIDI Beat Clock
Video Scrubbing
Enabling MMC cueing (MIDI Locate) of Pro Tools
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QUICK KEYS REFERENCE GUIDE....................................................... 12
SUPPORT.................................................................................................... 14
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Introduction
This guide documents how to install the VoiceQ ADR and VoiceQ DUB applications. For the
purposes of this guide both applications are referred to as VoiceQ. User training and advice
is available as part of your initial license to use VoiceQ. Should you require additional training at any time please contact KIWA International Ltd or its representatives listed on page
16.
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Note: This guide assumes the user has working knowledge of Mac OS X and an
understanding of Video and Audio formats. For complete step-by-step instructions
please refer to the VoiceQ User Manual.
System Requirements
VoiceQ software can be used with any Apple Macintosh computer with the G4 (1.25Ghz or
faster), G5 or Intel range of processors. VoiceQ requires Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) or Leopard
(10.5). A DVD-ROM drive is required to install from the DVD Demonstration Pack.
With the purchase of your license to use this application, you will receive the following items:
1.
VoiceQ Installer and Manual
2.
VoiceQ License Key
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Note: This software will operate on Mac OS X only.
Please visit our website for a complete list of system requirements.
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Installing VoiceQ 1.7
This chapter explains how to install and configure VoiceQ 1.7 on a compatible Apple Mac
computer.
1.
Close down all other applications
2.
From DVD - Insert installation disk into DVD drive and copy the VoiceQ Folder to
your Applications Folder
3.
From Download - Unzip the downloaded file and copy the VoiceQ Folder to your
Applications Folder
4.
Open the VoiceQ Folder and Launch VoiceQ by double clicking the application
5.
You may be prompted to download and install the latest version of PACE’s interlok extensions which are required for VoiceQ to run. A version of these extensions
is included in the VoiceQ Folder Installers > Interlok_extensions.zip.
6.
Press the ‘Try’ button to use VoiceQ’s 30 day free demo.
7.
If you wish to authorize your copy of VoiceQ press the ‘Buy’ button and choose
the appropriate authorization method.
Your software is now installed
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Note: If you have purchased VoiceQ please keep reading for instructions on
authorizing your software.
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If your evaluating VoiceQ before you purchase, please enjoy your free 30 day full
feature trial. You can find demo projects on the installer disk or on our website.
Demo Projects
The VoiceQ installer disc includes a folder of demo projects and Quicktime movies. Copy
these to your usual video or audio work drive. Also included on the DVD are `Test Leader’
quicktime files to test and confirm correct output of VoiceQ on your external monitor or display system. Demo project packs are also available on our website.
Authorization
VoiceQ provides a 30 day fully featured trial period for evaluation. If you wish to use VoiceQ
after this period you will need to purchase a license.
If you already have an iLok USB smartkey:
1.
Contact sales@voiceq.com to purchase a license. Include your iLok.com username.
2.
We will credit your iLok.com account with a license.
3.
Download the license to your iLok USB smartkey using the iLok.com website.
4.
Plug the iLok USB key into the Mac you have VoiceQ installed on.
5.
VoiceQ will automatically recognize your iLok and is now ready to use.
If you require us to supply an iLok USB smartkey:
1.
Contact sales@voiceq.com to purchase a license. Include your preferred
iLok.com username and email address. Also include your shipping address, so we
can send you the USB smartkey.
2.
We will create your iLok.com account and authorize the USB smartkey.
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3.
We will ship the USB smartkey to you.
4.
Plug the iLok USB key into the Mac you have VoiceQ installed on.
5.
VoiceQ will automatically recognize your iLok and is now ready to use.
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What’s New in 1.7.5
Improvements
QuickTime 7.5 compatibility
Compatibility with OSX Tiger versions prior to 10.4.10
Video display latency compensation
MIDI/GPI Trigger for streamers
New User Manual, including separate instructions for ProTools 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4
settings
Features Added in 1.7.4
Improvements
New Preference to cue Pro Tools (or any DAW) via MMC - VoiceQ can now cue
Pro Tools when a line is selected - with adjustable preroll
Opens first scene of project by default
Updated how selected line is highlighted - text now goes bold and line has drop
shadow to stand out from page
Updated edit functions and undo/redo
Updated timeline
Updated MIDI sync
VoiceQ can now be taken offline while it is chasing timecode (command J)
VoiceQ net connection to QML now uses 128 bit encrypted SSL connection
Added new error reporting - all errors are now logged to the system console/log
Fixed character color bug - where on some projects colors would get lighter each
time the session was saved
Updated text file import from Script Import Manager (SIM)
Features Added in 1.7.2 & 1.7.3
Improvements
The whole audio waveform is now shown after associating a quicktime movie
Only the movie name is displayed in the project settings window, not the full path
Fixed occasional crash when spotting lines with quickspot
Fixed quickspot timecode to be more accurate
Increased the size of the scroll bars
VoiceQ no longer quits when the current project is closed, it now presents a new
project
Added more Tooltips in preferences pane
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Window panes now remember positions across projects
Edit long lines of text in script view - text lines now expand to show 2 lines of text
for longer script lines
New Commands
Adjusting the position of words in the timeline is now greatly improved.
Hold down control key to move all words before the selected word while dragging
Hold down option key to move all words before and after the selected word while
dragging
Hold down command key to move all words after the selected word while dragging
Cut (⌘X), copy (⌘C) and paste (⌘V) whole lines in the timeline
New transport commands
Command plus (⌘+) or minus (⌘-) to locate forward or backward 1 frame
Option command plus (⌥⌘+) or minus (⌥⌘-) to locate forward or backward 1
second
Control option command plus (⌃⌥⌘+) or minus (⌃⌥⌘-) to locate forward or
backward 10 seconds
Hover the pointer over the timeline, hold shift and use the scroll wheel on your
mouse to scroll the timeline window left or right
Control spacebar to play currently selected line with pre-roll - set preroll time in the
preferences
Multiple Undo / Redo
VoiceQ now features multiple levels of undo:
Command Z (⌘Z) to undo the previous action
Shift command Z (⇧⌘Z) to redo the previous action
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General Features added in VoiceQ 1.7 Series
Improved Graphics Engine
VoiceQ 1.7 features a completely new rendering engine, taking full advantage of Apples
Core Video and openGL technology. All rendering is now handled by the Graphics Card,
resulting in a significant reduction in CPU load.
New Cueing Options
VoiceQ 1.7 introduces a new range of cueing options in addition to the patented VoiceQ
scrolling method:
Beeps with optional visual countdown
Traditional audio beep countdown (also called pips) for audio cueing of Voice Talent. Beeps
can be set to play on the currently highlighted line only or all lines. The volume, frequency,
duration and timing is adjusted in Preferences > Cues > Beeps. Optional visual countdown
provides a 3, 2, 1, Go count on the output display.
Visual Streamers
Traditional visual streamer (also called a wipe) that shows 2 vertical bars superimposed
over the picture. The two bars start at either side of the screen and the voice talent starts
when the left hand bar hits the right hand target bar. Streamers are color coded by character. The width, height, position, color and duration can be adjusted in Preferences > Cues >
Streamers.
New Display Options
Scrolling Ruler
Scrolls a ruler onscreen in feet and half feet. The altitude and size can be adjusted in Preferences > Display > Scrolling Ruler.
Scrolling Waveform
Scrolls the audio waveform of the movie. The altitude, size and transparency can be adjusted in Preferences > Display > Scrolling Waveform. This feature is very useful during
preparation as it allows you to see the words and the waveform side by side to ensure exact
sync.
Improved Transport Controls
VoiceQ now has a larger timecode readout display and conventional transport controls, featuring a play/stop button (spacebar), frame advance (plus +) frame rewind (minus -) buttons
and locate to start (return key) and end of project buttons.
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New Display and Cueing Controls
VoiceQ 1.7 introduces a range of new display and cueing options.
Display and Cueing Controls
Feature
Control Quick
Key
Function
Chase External
MTC
⌘J
Chase external MIDI timecode. Toggles
On and Off
Preview Line
F1
Displays a static preview of the highlighted line onto the display. Toggles On
and Off
Show Timecode
F2
Outputs VoiceQ timecode onto the display. Toggles On and Off
Show Scrolling
Ruler
F3
Outputs feet and half feet Ruler onto the
display. Toggles On and Off
Show Scrolling
Waveform
F4
Outputs waveform onto the display. Toggles On and Off
Show Scrolling
Text
F5
Outputs VoiceQ scrolling text onto the
display. Toggles On and Off
Audible Beep
Countdown
F6
Plays audible beep countdown on selected line or all lines. Toggles: On selected line, On all lines and Off
Show Visual
Streamer
F7
Outputs visual streamer onto the display.
Toggles: On selected line, On all lines
and Off
Display on External Monitor
F8
Outputs movie to external monitor. Toggles between internal and external monitor
System Preferences
In addition to the new Display Controls, Cueing Controls and Quick Keys VoiceQ 1.7 includes new VoiceQ Preferences Window. This is designed to enable Users to access and
customize all feature settings to their requirements.
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General Preferences Window
The general preference window allows you to:
Adjust the scrolling behavior of the timeline view
Set the Autosave options
Play/Mute the Movie audio
Adjust the Preroll value
Set the MIDI Machine Control of Pro Tools
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Display Preferences Window
The display preference window allows you to:
Display the movie on an internal or external monitor
Sets the display latency compensation in milliseconds. Use this to compensate for
video latency introduced in the display chain by devices such as LCD, Plasma
displays or Projectors.
Display the highlighted line and adjust the altitude position
Display the timecode and adjust the altitude and horizontal positions
Display the ruler in feet and half feet and adjust the altitude and size
Display the waveform and adjust the altitude, size and color transparency
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Cues Preferences Window
The cues preference window allows you to:
Display the scrolling text and adjust the font, text color, scroll speed, trigger position, bar transparency and size
Play audible beeps on a highlighted line or all lines and adjust the volume, frequency, duration, timing and with visual countdown
Display streamers on a highlighted line or all lines and adjust the altitude, width,
height, duration and the color of the streamer bar
Set the MIDI/GPI event information that will trigger the MIDI streamer. This allows
you to trigger streamer events from an external source
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Project Settings Window
The project settings window allows you to:
Browse and associate a QT movie to the project
Set the frame rate
Display timecode values as feet and frames
Set a project offset
Add languages
Set the primary language
Quickspot
A powerful new feature in 1.7 is QuickSpot that provides `one button’ spotting of dialogue
lines.
1.
Simply select the dialogue line you wish to spot.
2.
Locate the desired start point for the line in the timeline.
3.
Press the comma key (,) to set the start timecode of the selected line to the current location.
4.
Locate the desired end point for the line and press the period key (.) to capture the
current timecode to the selected line’s end timecode.
5.
Use the slash key (/) to select the next line of dialogue.
6.
Use the (m) key to select the previous line.
QuickSpot may be used during playback, allowing you to simply play a scene down and spot
each line to its location. You can then “tweak” the timing of the words by grabbing and dragging them to achieve more accurate sync.
QuickSpot Controls
Feature
Quick Key
Function
Select previous line
m
Selects previous line for spotting
Select next line
forward slash (/)
Selects next line for spotting
Quickspot line start
comma (,)
Spots the start of a highlighted line to
the timeline
Quickspot line end
period (.)
Spots the end of a highlighted line to
the timeline
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Improved Auto-Save Function
VoiceQ will now autosave backup copies of your project into a folder in your documents directory.
Improved Timecode Entry
Timecode may now be entered without colons separating the fields.
Additionally, leading zeros may also be omitted, as VoiceQ will add them for you.
eg. entering 13000 converts to 00:01:30:00
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Using VoiceQ with Pro Tools 7.2
ENABLE THE IAC BUS
To enable Inter Application Communication (IAC) between VoiceQ and Pro Tools:
1. Open the Audio MIDI Setup utility on your Mac HD.
Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Double click the red IAC Driver icon
Check the Device is Online check box
Rename the Bus to VQ & PT
Apply the changes
Quit Audio MIDI setup
Reboot for the changes to take affect
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Pro Tools 7.2 settings:
There are five areas within Pro Tools that need to be configured to enable VoiceQ to chase
correctly.
TIME CODE SETTINGS
In Figure 5.6 below set Timecode Settings from the Session Set Up window to:
Time Code Settings > Generator: enable MTC To Port
Select: IAC Driver, VQ & PT
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MIDI MACHINE CONTROL
In the Pro Tools / Peripherals window (Machine Control tab) set MIDI Machine Control to:
Select Enable
Send To: Select IAC Driver, VQ & PT
Set the MMC ID to 110
Refer screen shot below:
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MIDI BEAT CLOCK
 In the Pro Tools / MIDI window: Enable MIDI MIDI Beat Clock for...
 Enable: IAC Driver, VQ & PT
Refer screen shot below:
VIDEO SCRUBBING
Open the Pro Tools Preferences and select the Synchronization tab.
 Check the Machine Chases Memory Location and the Machine Follows Edit
Insertion/Scrub as in the screen shot below.
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ENABLING MMC CUEING (MIDI LOCATE) OF PRO TOOLS
To enable MMC cueing of Pro Tools from VoiceQ you will also need to check the Enable
Control Of Pro Tools Via MMC option in Peripherals > Synchronization in Pro Tools.
Change the MMC ID to 120.
In VoiceQ:
 Check the Output MMC
Select MIDI Locate > Output MMC Port > VQ to PT to activate the MIDI locate
option.
VoiceQ will now chase the incoming MIDI timecode from ProTools.
VoiceQ will also scrub the video and scroll text in response to the MIDI machine
control.
MIDI Beat clock is used for additional synchronization accuracy.
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The transport controls in VoiceQ can also be used, even when VoiceQ is waiting for
external MTC.
To have VoiceQ chase incoming MTC from Pro Tools click on the `Chase External
Timecode’ button in the transport section or use the Quick Key ⌘J.
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Using VoiceQ with Pro Tools 7.3 and 7.4
ENABLE THE IAC BUS
To enable Inter Application Communication between VoiceQ and Pro Tools:
1. Open the Audio MIDI Setup utility on your Mac HD.
Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Double click the red IAC Driver icon
Check the Device is Online check box
Rename the Bus to VQ & PT
Apply the changes
Quit Audio MIDI setup
Reboot to effect changes
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Pro Tools 7.3 and 7.4 settings:
There are five areas within Pro Tools that need to be configured to have VoiceQ chase correctly. As of Pro Tools version 7.3 onwards these preferences have moved location.
TIME CODE SETTINGS
In the screen shot below enable Using MTC in the Session setup window.
Timecode Settings > Generator > Using MTC
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MIDI MACHINE CONTROL
In the Pro Tools Peripherals window (Machine Control tab) set MIDI Machine Control to:
Select Enable
Send To: Select IAC Driver, VQ & PT
Set the MMC Master ID to 120
Refer screen shot below:
MIDI BEAT CLOCK

In the Pro Tools > MIDI > MIDI Beat Clock window: Check Enable MIDI Beat
Clock for...

Check: IAC Driver, VQ & PT
Refer screen shot below:
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VIDEO SCRUBBING
Open the Pro Tools Preferences and select the Synchronization tab.
Check the Machine Chases Memory Location and the Machine Follows Edit Insertion/
Scrub as in the screen shot below:
ENABLING MMC CUEING (MIDI LOCATE) OF PRO TOOLS
To enable MMC cueing of Pro Tools from VoiceQ you will also need to check the MIDI Machine Control Remote (Slave) option in Peripherals > Machine Control in Pro Tools. Set
the Remote MMC ID to 120.
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In VoiceQ:
 Check the Output MMC and select MIDI Locate > Output MMC > VQ to PT to activate
the MIDI locate option.
VoiceQ will now chase the incoming MIDI timecode from ProTools.
VoiceQ will also scrub the video and scroll text in response to the MIDI machine
control.
MIDI Beat clock is used for additional synchronization accuracy.
The transport controls in VoiceQ can also be used, even when VoiceQ is waiting
for external MTC.
To have VoiceQ chase incoming MTC from Pro Tools click on the `Chase External Timecode’ button in the transport section or use the Quick Key ⌘J.
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Quick Keys Reference Guide
This chapter provides the full list of VoiceQ Quick Keys
Feature
Quick Key
Function
Add line
⌘L
Allows you to manually insert a line at the selected
point
Add Scene
⌘=
Allows you to manually insert a scene at the selected point
Advance 1 frame
⌘+
Forward one frame
Advance 1 second
⌥⌘+
Forward one second
Advance 10 seconds
⌃⌥⌘+
Forward ten seconds
Audible Beeps
F6
Play audible beeps countdown on a highlighted line
or all lines
Characters…
⌘8
Reveals or hides the Project Characters box either
side of the main window
Chase Ext Timecode
⌘J
Enables VoiceQ to chase external MTC. Toggles
On and Off
Close
⌘W
Closes the current file but does not quit the program.
Copy
⌘C
Copies highlighted sections of text
Cut
⌘X
Cuts highlighted sections of text
Decrease Scroll
Speed
⌘[
Decrease the scroll speed
Delete Line
⇧⌘L
Deletes a line
Delete Scene
⌘-
Deletes a scene
Drag all words in
line
⌘ drag
Dragging a word in the timeline view will affect all
words after the one selected in the current line
Drag following
words in line
⌥ drag
Dragging a word in the timeline view will affect all
words before and after the one selected in the current line
Drag previous
words in line
⌃ drag
Dragging a word in the timeline view will affect all
words before the one selected in the current line
External Monitor
F8
Outputs movie to internal or external monitor
Increase Scroll
Speed
⌘]
Increase the scroll speed
Locate to Start
return
Locates to the start of the movie
Minimize
⌘M
Minimizes window
New
⌘N
Creates a new VoiceQ Project
Open All Lines
⌥ click
Opens and closes All Lines when Scene is highlighted, including all languages
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Open…
⌘O
Opens an existing VoiceQ Project . Also used to
imports a text file into VoiceQ.
Paste
⌘V
Inserts cut or copied sections of text
Play QuickTime
Audio
⇧⌘M
Play QuickTime audio. Toggles On and Off
Play with Pre-roll
⌃space bar
Plays selected line with a pre-roll value set in preferences
Play/Stop
space bar
Plays and stops movie
Preferences
⌘,
Opens VoiceQ Preferences Window
Preview Line
F1
Displays a static preview of the highlighted line onto
the display. Toggles On and Off
Project Settings
⌘9
Opens Project Settings window
Quickspot line end
period (.)
Spots the end of a highlighted line to the timeline
Quickspot line start
comma (,)
Spots the start of a highlighted line to the timeline
Redo
⇧⌘Z
Redo previous actions
Rewind 1 frame
⌘-
Backward 1 frame
Rewind 1 second
⌥⌘-
Backward 1 second
Rewind 10 seconds ⌃⌥⌘-
Backward 10 seconds
Save
⌘S
Saves the current file
Save As …
⇧⌘S
Saves a copy of the current file with a new name
Scrolling Ruler
F3
Outputs feet and half feet Ruler onto the display.
Toggles On and Off
Scrolling Text
F5
Toggles the text On and Off on the display
Scrolling Waveform F4
Toggles the scrolling waveform On and Off on the
display
Select next line
Selects next line for spotting
forward slash
(/)
Select previous line m
Selects previous line for spotting
Special Characters
⌥⌘T
Displays the Special Character Palette
Streamers
F7
Toggles the streamers On and Off on the display
Timecode
F2
Outputs VoiceQ timecode onto the display. Toggles
On and Off
Undo
⌘Z
Undo previous actions
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Support
For all enquiries and technical support contact:
North America Head Office:
KIWA International Ltd
Telephone:
1 800 371 2792
Email General Enquiries:
Email Technical Support:
Website:
info@voiceq.com
support@voiceq.com
voiceq.com
New Zealand and Australasia Head Office:
KIWA International Ltd
PO Box 41136
St Lukes
Auckland
New Zealand
Telephone:
Fax:
+64 9 375 2865
+64 9 375 2867
Email General Enquiries:
Email Technical Support:
Website:
info@voiceq.com
support@voiceq.com
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