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Use Timecode in PHOTON

MIDI Timecode

Prerequisites

  • 1 PHOTON servers connected on a dedicated network.
  • A MIDI timecode generator (the Rosendahl mif4 MIDI Timecode Interface is used in this example).

1. Add a MIDI Device

I/O Manager: Add a MIDI Device
OPEN THE I/O MANAGER MODULE
Select {System > I/O Manager} or press [Alt+I].
  1. 1.
    Select the MIDI tab.
  2. 2.
    Select an empty slot from the Active Devices list.
  3. 3.
    Select a MIDI device from the Available Devices list to assign it as the Active Device.

2. Manage MIDI Timecode

Timecode: Manage MIDI Timecode
OPEN THE TIMECODE MODULE
Select {System >Tools > Timecode} or press [Alt+D].
  1. 1.
    Add a new timecode slot by clicking the [+] button or by pressing [Ctrl++].
  2. 2.
    Select a the timecode slot.
  3. 3.
    Select the timecode framerate from the FPS dropdown menu.
  4. 4.
    Select MIDI as the timecode type.
  5. 5.
    Select the {MIDI device} from the dropdown menu.
  6. 6.
    Make sure the timecode [Enable] toggle is activated.

3. Bind the Timeline to a Timecode

Timeline: Bind the Timeline to a Timecode
OPEN THE TIMELINE MODULE
Select {Show > Timeline} or press [Alt+T].
  1. 1.
    Locate the Time Code window section.
  2. 2.
    Select the {timecode slot} from the dropdown menu.
  3. 3.
    Activate the [Enable] toggle to listen to incoming timecode.
  4. 4.
    Activate the [Auto Play] toggle to lock the Playhead to incoming timecode.

Audio Timecode (LTC)

Prerequisites

  • An audio timecode generator.
  • An audio interface (the DAnte Via is used in this example).

1. Add an Audio Device

I/O Manager: Add an Audio Device
OPEN THE I/O MANAGER MODULE
Select {System > I/O Manager} or press [Alt+I].
  1. 1.
    Select the Audio Devices tab.
  2. 2.
    Select an empty slot from the Active Devices list.
  3. 3.
    Select an audio interface from the Available Devices list to assign it as the Active Device.
  4. 4.
    Incoming audio timecode will be displayed in the Preview window if set correctly.

2. Manage Audio Timecode

Timecode: Manage Audio Timecode
OPEN THE TIMECODE TOOL
Select {System >Tools > Timecode} or press [Alt+D].
  1. 1.
    Add a new timecode slot by clicking the [+] button or by pressing [Ctrl++].
  2. 2.
    Select the timecode slot.
  3. 3.
    Select the timecode framerate from the FPS dropdown menu.
  4. 4.
    Select Linear as the timecode type.
  5. 5.
    Select the {Audio Device} from the dropdown menu.
  6. 6.
    Select the {Audio Channel} from the dropdown menu.
  7. 7.
    Make sure the timecode [Enable] toggle is activated.

3. Bind the Timeline to a Timecode

Timeline: Bind the Timeline to a Timecode
OPEN THE TIMELINE MODULE
Select {Show > Timeline} or press [Alt+T].
  1. 1.
    Locate the Time Code window section.
  2. 2.
    Select the {timecode slot} from the dropdown menu.
  3. 3.
    Activate the [Enable] toggle to listen to incoming timecode.
  4. 4.
    Activate the [Auto Play] toggle to lock the Playhead to incoming timecode.