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Go-To Play Position Markers


A Go-To mark will jump the Playback position to a preset mark of your choice. You can change the marks as often as you like and there is virtually no limit to the number of marks you can set. When a Media Screen is loaded for the current selected Media Item, you can use the Go-To Position toolbar to jump to preset time position marks within a video (ie. like a bookmark). You can set any number of position marks. Go-To buttons A - F (Figure 1) will jump to the first 6 position marks configured. This can be a useful tool during rehersals when you need to reposition a video to a starting position repeatedly.

Also see Play Behavior when Changing Play Position .

Go-To Play Position toolbar

  • Go-To Start-At Time - Play Postion will be set to the Media Item's Start-At time or the start of the video if no Start-At time is enabled.
  • Go-To End-At Time - Play Postion will be set to the Media Item's effective end time based on the End-At time. If an End-At time is not set, Play Postion will be set to the Media Item's full time duration minus the End-At Proximity value (see below).
  • Go-To A-F Buttons - Play Postion will be set to the time position currently configured for the selected A-F button. These buttons always map to the first 6 Go-To marks currently set. These are convenience buttons for your most often used marks.
    This operation has a PowerkeyReserved PowerKey. (More Info) Note: menuitem 'View Go-To Play Position Markers' below shows the Powerkey Parameter values to use.
  • Access All Go-To Marks - This is a drop-down control that exposes menu items for all Go-To Marks. Play Postion will be set to the time position of the selected item. When the item list is dropped down, you can press the key of the letter associated to a Go-To Mark.
  • Manage Go-To Marks - See below.
  • Create Go-To Mark from Play Position - You can add a new Go-To marker from the current play position of a selected Media Item. The Media Screen must be loaded. Pause the video at the desired time, then click this button.
  • Go-To Play Position tool bar - Buttons (Figure 1, from left to right): Go-To Start-At Time, Go-To End-At Time, Go-To A-F Time Presets, Access All Go-To Marks, Edit Go-To Marks, Create Go-To Mark from Play Position.
Figure 1. Go-To Play Position tool bar
Figure 1. Go-To Play Position tool bar

Menu Locator: Media List Editor - Tools > Go-To Markers .

Manage Go-To Marks

This pops-up a list of the current Go-To Marks. Select an item in the list to: Edit (change the time), Add, Delete, or Move (reposition) Go-To Marks. Use special keyboard shortcuts to move the selected item to the top (Alt+T), bottom (Alt+B) or middle (Alt+M) of the list.

Set All Marks to Interval Series

All marks in the list will be set to time series value based on an Interval. For example, if the inteval is set at 20 seconds, marker values will be set to A=:20, B=:40, C=1:00, D=1:20, etc.

Set Interval for Series

Set the time interval used by the Interval Series function above.

Set End-At Proximity

You can set an End-At Proximity value to alter the Go-To time of the Go-To End-At button. When the Proximity is set, its time value is subtracted from the video end time. The Proximity provides an easy method to use the Go-To End-At button to jump to a defined time prior to the end of any selected video (ex. 10 seconds prior to video end).

View Go-To Play Position Markers

Pops up a listing of all current Go-To Markers (Listing 1). Lists: Marker Index, Name (A,B,C... etc), Marker Time (hh:mm:ss), and Total milliseconds (1 second = 1000 msec).
Marker Index (#) is the value used by the related PowerkeyPowerKey Parameter values.

Listing 1. Go-To Play Position Markers
Go-To Play Position Markers
Count: 7

Go-To Play Position Markers

# /Name /hh:mm:ss /Total msec

0.  A  00:00:20    ms: 20000
1.  B  00:00:40    ms: 40000
2.  C  00:01:00    ms: 60000
3.  D  00:01:20    ms: 80000
4.  E  00:01:40    ms: 100000
5.  F  00:02:00    ms: 120000
6.  G  00:02:30    ms: 150000