Code Mode

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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, 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 con­trols such as fast for­ward, even the play­back speed can be set faster in the float­ing toolbar.

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.

Coding Instances

a. From a movie already linked to a Timeline

Open a code win­dow and movie linked to a time­line, then press the Code mode but­ton and the movie will 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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If the but­ton has been cus­tomized with a spec­i­fied lag time, you will see a grey bar fill the but­ton until the lag time runs out.

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Note : the video must be play­ing in order for the grey bar to acti­vate, i.e. If you are cod­ing with the movie paused, and click on a but­ton with a lag func­tion, you will not get the grey 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.

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.

To pause the cod­ing (and pause the movie,) of the Timeline and then to restart the cod­ing press the Space bar on the keyboard.