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  • Sat, Jan 14 2012 3:38 PM

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    Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Hi guys,

     

    I know this question is probably going to sound really dumb, but is there a way to enter TC into the source monitor without using the nunpad on the keyboard? I've got an apple wireless keyboard with no dedicated numpad and not being able to enter TC is pretty annoying!

     

    Thankyou in advance for answering my n00b question :)

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  • Sat, Jan 14 2012 4:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Press control key twice I think is the trick before entering numbers...

  • Sat, Jan 14 2012 9:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Thanks - this really helped me too!

     

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  • Mon, Jan 16 2012 1:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    That's great! Thank you :)

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 11:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Is there a way to use the plus on a Mac laptop? I use the plus duration a lot, but can't get it to work. The minus works fine. 

  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 9:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Have you got the right keyboard layout? I'm sure I've used the + key on my MBP. I'll check it out later.

  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 10:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    You should be able to just press Shift and + to include the plus if you prefer, although any number without a prefix sign is assumed to be a positive number anyhow.

     

    Regards

     

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    A silly yet occasionally necessary alternative is to open the [settings/keyboard] and leave the keyboard open and active in a corner of the screen.  Access it when you need it, hide it under a bin when you don't.  Or create a workspace identical to your main one which has teh keyboard open, and then toggle between.  Cumbersome, but effective.

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 12:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Fred Jackson:
    You should be able to just press Shift and + to include the plus if you prefer, although any number without a prefix sign is assumed to be a positive number anyhow.

    Yes Shift and + works for me (OSX 10.6.7 - MC 5.5.3 - both British and "US Extended") - doesn't work if I select pinyin ;-)

    If I type 2. - it will go from AA:BB:CC:DD to nearest AA:BB:02:00 (which might be backwards in time)

    If I type +2. - it will go forward in time by 2 seconds to AA:BB:(CC+2):DD

     

     

  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 3:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Adding a plus (+) or minus (-) before any typed numbers tells Avid to "advance this many"

    Without the plus/minus, Avid assumes any number typed is a Timecode.  

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 4:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Here's how it works on my MBP v6.0 system:

    Typing ctl ctl shift + does not work - system goes bleep

    Typing ctl ctl 40 f goes forward 40 frames :- the + is assumed, and f means the entered number is interpreted as a number of frames, not a timecode

    Typing ctl ctl - 40 f goes back 40 frames (note no shift needed before -)

    Typing ctl ctl 40 . goes from your current park place at timecode aa:bb:cc:dd to timecode aa:bb:40:00 - ie the number is interpreted as 40:00. You get the same result if you type ctl ctl 4000

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 6:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Thanks I will try that later tonight to see if that works. 

  • Thu, Jan 19 2012 12:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    Just one other point to note.

     

    It matters what the imported media FPS (frames per Second) was imported.

     

    If you jump say +2 Secs with clips at 25 FPS you will move forward 50 Frames

    But if you jump forward +2 Secs with clips at 50 FPS you will jump forward 100 Frames.

     

    This threw me when I tried and not taking into account my clips were ingesteed at 50 FPS

     

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  • Tue, Apr 17 2012 12:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    I often find it convenient to type in frames in trim mode, which I cannot find a remedy for without a number pad.

     

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  • Sat, Oct 6 2012 12:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Typing timecode into the source monitor without a numpad?

    I have the same problem.  I did try the trick of hitting ctrl twice and the window comes up. However, if I hit shift +, I get an error sound.  Someone said that positive numbers don't need the + sysmbol.  So, I just typed in 3:00 and the playhead didn't move and I got an error sound.  Haven't been able to figure this out yet.

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