Is it possible to get Cue List "Cue Time" as a data source?

#1

The Cue List plugin has options to display various time offsets in the Time Display.

Is it possible to get these as data sources? Specifically, I’d like to use “Cue Time” as an option to sync media playback to a Cue List time signature. (eg: if I scrub the time-slider in a cue list the media bin playback will scrub to the same timestamp).

Thanks!!

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#2

It is not currently provided, but maybe in the future.

The Timecode plugin offers functionality like this, and it can be used to drive a Cue List.

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#3

Thanks for the quick reply.

I think this feature would be helpful to many people coming from a Resolume driven workflow; specifically many live productions need to do SMPTE timecode driven video- and I can’t currently think of any way to archive this in VDMX (without making massively long video files).

In my case, each song has a lyric video that is synced to loops being run in Ableton. The most common way to do this is to create LTC audio files (roughly 10mins in length) for each song- so that the video control software can trigger each video file and keep sync if the song is reflowed live in Ableton. I don’t think this is currently possible in VDMX without creating ridiculously long video files for each song (imagine needing to do a 24-hour video file, just to keep up with LTC spanning that range!).

Here’s a quick video explaining this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDir5Ij_xpA&feature=youtu.be&t=2018

Let me know if this makes sense…

Thanks

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#4

I’m also need this. Waiting. Thanks.

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#5

We are still waiting. Could you please do this in the next update?

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#6

Hey!

Sorry this didn’t make the cut for the last update, will try to get it in for the next release ;)

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#7

OK. Thank you very much !!!

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#8

Oh hey, this is in the 8.7.2.0 build we just posted, please give it a try and send us an email if you have any issues!

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#9

Thank you. I will try. Please explain difference between time and normalized time.

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#10

Normalized time is ranged from 0.0 to 1.0 (ie this is the percentage of the way through it is)
Time is ranged from 0.0 to the number of seconds of the last cue

In most cases it is useful to have the normalized version if you want to do a quick sync for a slider, but there are cases where you want to work with the time in seconds.

Perhaps we should rename the ‘time’ to ‘time in seconds’ to help clarify this point?

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#11

Could you please upload sample project with using this data source.

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