Right-Click Timing Mark Sub-menu

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A variety of tools to modify timing marks in freeform timing grids are available by right-clicking on the sequence grid and then opening the "Timing Mark" sub-menu.

 

From the "Timing Mark" sub-menu you can:

 

Insert Timing at X.XX

Insert Timing at ...

Insert Timing at Selection (Left, Right, or Both)

Insert Multiple Timings

Subdivide Timings

Delete Timing near X.XX

Delete Selected Timings

Resize Timing(s) to ...

Resize Timings to Equal Times

Copy Timing

Paste Timing at X.XX

Paste Timing at ...

Paste Multiple Timings

Lock Timings

Drag Events With Timings

 

Right-click menu with the Timing Mark sub-menu open

Right-click menu with the Timing Mark sub-menu open

 

 

Insert Timing at X.XX

 

This menu item can be used to insert a timing into the sequence.  It opens a dialog asking you for the time that you want to insert a timing at (defaulting to the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu).  Please see Time Format for details on how to enter times.

 

Insert Timing at ...

 

This menu item can be used to insert a timing into the sequence at the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu.

 

Insert Timing at Selection (Left, Right, or Both)

 

If you make a selection that does not start or end on a timing mark (perhaps by using the Ctrl key while dragging the mouse), you can use this function to add timing marks where the selection starts and/or ends.

 

Insert Multiple Timings

 

This menu item can be used to insert multiple timings into the current selection by dividing it into equally-sized parts.  For example, if you select an area whose time range is from 6 to 8 seconds, and use "Insert Multiple Timings" to insert 3 equally spaced timings, then the new timings will be inserted at 6.5, 7, and 7.5 seconds, splitting the selection into four equally spaced parts of half a second each.

 

Before applying Insert Multiple Timings

Before applying Insert Multiple Timings

 

After applying Insert Multiple Timings

After applying Insert Multiple Timings

 

Also see Subdivide Timings, which divides each selected cell into equally-sized parts, as opposed to dividing the entire selection into equally-sized parts.

 

Subdivide Timings

 

This allows you to insert multiple timings into the current selection, dividing each selected cell into equally-sized parts.  For example:

 

if you select 2 cells: from 6 to 7.3 seconds, and 7.3 seconds to 8 seconds,

then use "Subdivide Timings" to subdivide each original cell into two new cells,

then you will end up with 4 cells: from 6 to 6.65, 6.65 to 7.3, 7.3 to 7.65, and 7.65 to 8.

 

Before applying Subdivide Timings

Before applying Subdivide Timings

 

After applying Subdivide Timings

After applying Subdivide Timings

 

Also see Insert Multiple Timings, which divides the entire selection into equally-sized parts, as opposed to dividing each selected cell into equally-sized parts.

 

Delete Timing near X.XX

 

This item can be used to delete the timing closest to where you right-clicked when opening the context menu.

 

Delete Selected Timings

 

This item can be used to delete the timings inside the currently selected cells.  Note that the two timings on the edges of the currently selected cells are not deleted.

 

Resize Timing(s) to ...

 

This item can be used to change the duration of time between the selected timings.  It will not allow any of the timings to be pushed beyond the next timing in the sequence.  Please see Time Format for details on how to enter times.

 

Note that the length of the sequence will not be affected, nor the positions of the timings past the selected range.  So, if you choose to resize some timings such that their total length decreases, this will cause the cell just past them to increase in size (since the last selected timing is moved earlier, while the next timing remains the same).

 

Resize Timings to Equal Times

 

This item can be used to change the duration of time between the selected timings so that all such durations are equal (or as close to equal as possible).  For example, if you select two cells with durations of 0.2 seconds and 0.8 seconds, and use "Resize Timings to Equal Times", they will both change to 0.5 seconds.

 

Copy Timing

 

After selecting an area on the grid, you can use "Copy Timing" function to record the timing marks within the selection.  After that, you can paste the timings to another point in the sequence (or even to another sequence) using any of the "Paste Timing" functions.  Note that this copies only the timings, not any lighting effects (see Clipboards & Cut/Copy/Paste/Repeat for information on copying lighting effects).

 

For example, if you copy timings that are at 3 seconds, 3.5 seconds, and 5 seconds, and paste those timings starting at 7 seconds, you will wind up with timings at 7 seconds, 7.5 seconds, and 9 seconds.

 

Paste Timing at X.XX

 

This menu item can be used to paste copied timings into the sequence, starting at the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu.

 

Paste Timing at ...

 

This menu item can be used to paste copied timings into the sequence.  It opens a dialog asking you for the time that you want to paste the timings to (defaulting to the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu).  Please see Time Format for details on how to enter times.

 

Paste Multiple Timings

 

This item can be used to paste copied timings into the sequence, multiple times in a row.

 

PasteMultiple

 

Lock Timings

 

Each timing in a sequence is a particular point in time (since the beginning of the sequence), and is represented by a vertical gray line.  If "Lock Timings" is off (unchecked), and the current timing grid is a freeform timing grid, you can change the time of a timing by hovering over its line with your mouse (which will change your mouse cursor from a "pointer" cursor to an "east-west" cursor), and clicking and dragging the line to the left or the right.

 

If "Lock Timings" is on (checked), you cannot do this.  This prevents you from accidentally changing the time of a timing while you're trying to modify the lighting effects in a cell between two timings.

 

See also Drag Events with Timings, which controls whether or not effects that start or end at the dragged timing will be dragged along with it.

 

Drag Events With Timings

 

Timings in a sequence can be dragged with the mouse to change the time that they are at (unless the Lock Timings option is turned on).  If "Drag Events with Timings" is turned on, and any effects start or end at the same time as the timing being dragged, they will be dragged along with it.  If not, only the timing will move; the effects will remain unchanged.