The Code Matrix Toolbar

Adding Columns and Rows

Fig 90b

After remov­ing a col­umn or row, you may want to add it again.

Removing Columns and Rows

Fig 90C

Any row or col­umn can be removed from the matrix view by select­ing it and press­ing the remove button.

Swapping Axis

Fig 90d

The matrix view can be swapped, so the columns and rows switch axis. By default 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 labels will become the rows of the matrix and the time­line rows will become the columns.

Sorting Columns and Rows

Fig 90e

Click on the Sort but­ton to sort columns and rows by labels, groups or rows.


Fig 90f

Click on this but­ton to make a movie of select­ed instances …. either by high­light­ing a col­umn or row or by select­ing spe­cif­ic instances.


Fig 90K

Export the Matrix as an Excel doc­u­ment or a tab-delim­it­ed text file.


Fig 90J

Export the Matrix for the web.

Print The Code Matrix

Fig 90g

Click the icon to print the matrix. Add a title to the matrix by edit­ing the text box to the right of the print button.


Fig 90M

This dis­plays the name(s) of all Timelines which are open. Click on a Timeline name to link it to the open Matrix template.

New Timeline

Fig 90p

Select instances, then click the New Timeline” icon in the tool­bar, this cre­ates a new time­line with only the select­ed instances.


Fig 90L

Load a saved matrix from the default Matrix fold­er or from a fold­er into the cur­rent Matrix win­dow, then select a Timeline from the open Timelines list.


Fig 90I

Click this but­ton to send your instance selec­tion direct from the Matrix to the front­most Movie Organiser win­dow open.


Fig 90q

Click this but­ton to send your instance selec­tion direct from the Matrix to the front­most Sorter win­dow open.

Dynamic Code Matrix Hot Tips

Use the dynam­ic code matrix to com­pare two time ranges in a time­line. For exam­ple the first 10 min­utes ver­sus the last 10 min­utes of play.

  1. Set the dynam­ic matrix ranges to the first 10 min­utes of play.
  2. The data in the dynam­ic matrix can be copied and past­ed into an Excel spread­sheet. See the Copy The Code Matrix as Table explanation.
  3. Set the ranges for the last 10 min­utes of play and repeat the above procedure.

Note: To high­light the asso­ci­at­ed Instances with­in the time­line, hold down OPTION and click on the matrix. The Instances that fall in the time range in the matrix will now be select­ed in the timeline.


Fig 90N

Click this but­ton to send your instance selec­tion direct from the Matrix to your nom­i­nat­ed Database file.

Customize a Matrix

The code matrix can be eas­i­ly cus­tomized to dis­play spe­cif­ic in depth analy­sis. Rows and columns can be delet­ed or added, labels can be put togeth­er using boolean oper­a­tors: and, or, or not. After cus­tomiz­ing and sav­ing a code matrix it will be linked to the Timeline it was cre­at­ed from. It can be opened at anoth­er time to use to ana­lyze anoth­er time­line or it may be select­ed direct­ly and recalled from the Matrix icon in the tool­bar of the Timeline it was cre­at­ed from.