Timcode to Layer

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Timcode to Layer

Postby stda_video » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:15 pm

Hi all,

is there any way to route a Timecode (from widget oder SMPTE-Link) visually to a layer or "Live-Text-Input"?
This would be really helpful in many theaters for the stage-managers.

Thanks alot and best regards
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Re: Timcode to Layer

Postby Justyn Roy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:27 pm

If you've got a WD license and can use Nodes:

Use a SMPTE Link Node to get the information from the SMPTE-Link.

Connect this to a PB Text Node.

Create a Text Input Asset in Pandoras Box.

You're off to the races.

If you need the SMPTE Link to also control a Sequence in Pandoras Box, you'll need to do it differently.
The SMPTE Link can only be connected to one program at a time.

If this is the case, use the PC-Seq-TC Node.
This will bring the Time Code in from a running sequence in the same way.

You can then put this to a Text Input Node again.

Let me know if you've got any other questions.
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Re: Timcode to Layer

Postby stda_video » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:43 pm

Thanks for your reply.

It works great if i get the timecode from the smpte interface, smoothly running, played out at our server.
If i do the same with the Manager Seq Run Time, the played out picture on the server is blinking and not running as smoothly as from the smpte-source. This is a bit strange..

And, if i set the Manager AND the WD to receive TC, it works with both fine at the same time.
The "blinking/stutter" issue is still there, also if i use the smpte-interface for just one app, WD oder Manager.

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