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RE: No Overlaps
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- Subject: RE: No Overlaps
- From: garyada at ix.netcom.com
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 10:47:43 -0500 (CDT)
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When transferring takes, it is common to hit the TLC "OUT" key later than desired, requiring the
need to mark a differen "Edit In" point for the next take and also "clean" the previously
recorded event "Edit Out" times to match. A single TLC Macro sequence may be constructed to do
this entire process with one keystroke. The exact macro may vary based upon need and machines,
but this listing should provide the general idea. This macro was intended for the "Classic" TLC
system. The newer TLC2 systems would use less keystrokes, but functionally the same. I have
more macros for Classic systems which I hope to post on our WEB page soon.
This macro is VTR based, meaning, you would select your edit times via positioning the VTR. A
similar one could be easily film based. It The general idea is to record the take. Hit the OUT
key when it is finished. Position the VTR to the desired Edit In point. Hit one key which will
mark the desired Edit In point on all devices, clean the previous event's Edit Out Times, then
continue on with the record process. It is really that simple. If you are typing all these
keys by hand and not using macros, you are spending a lot of time typing.
Mark New Edit In Point and Clean Previous Edit Out Point - VTR Based
VTR A, Mark In ; trims to nearest A Frame
Film A, Set In VTR A, Set In ; Do this if transferring one to one and wish to
; obtain the telecine A Frame equivalent.
; You must set the sync point at the beginning
; of the transfer as usual.
Prior ; positions the list at the previous
VTR A ; select tape
Mark Out ; Out point not yet A frame rounded
Film A ; select film.
Duration, VTR A Duration, ; transfers the film out time to the
Enter ; VTR out time, but A frame rounded.
Duration, VTR-A, Duration, ; Uses duration to update out times
Enter ; instead of VTR A out time which
; will work with dissimilar timecodes.
Position Cursor ; not really an actual keystroke.
; Make sure cursor is sitting where
; you normally have it positioned
; for recording events
Replace, Yes ; replace the event.
Next ; Now position to next event.
; You are ready to record
This assumes you are selectively marking the Film Edit In point. If transferring the entire
reel of film and wish to maintain the relationship between Film and VTR, make sure you set the
sync point at the beginning and modify the macro to transfer VTR in points to Film in points.
There are many variations to this, but the end result is easily obtained. A clean list with no
gaps or overlaps. All with a single keystroke.
Regards, Gary Adams
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