I’m pretty interested in using Ardour but what I usually do is film stuff.
I installed xjadeo and it seems work out of the box with Ardour.
There’s some “standard tech” issue to sort out though.
Usually the first frame of a video start at 01:00:00:00 or hours different from 00:00:00:00.
Ardour session start at 00:00:00:00, I tried to change it but I didn’t find preferences or windows to help me for that.
I would like to change the start to 58:30:00:00 so I can put the one minute tone reference, the 10sec beep for the start count down and the 2sec beep.
At 01:00:00:00 I would like to start running the video synched to Ardour.
Actually the .mov file internal Time Code is 00:00:00:00, so what I would like to do, and is a standard way to work in film, seems simply impossible.
I would like to know any experiences from other users, how do you sorted out these requests and if there’s any videofile bringing TimeCode like the audio Broadcast Wave File and so on.
I just would like to know if my idea to switch to Ardour is applicable or I have just forget about it and stay where I am.
Thanks in advance for your support.
The units used when dragging objects around are based on the current setting of the secondary transport clock. Right click on this clock to change the units it displays.
I don’t fully understand what you describe in (3) … it would be better to open this as a bug in the issue tracker, since that allows us to track the issue more efficiently and make sure that this gets resolved.
“The units used when dragging objects around are based on the current setting of the secondary transport clock.”
Man, thanks for that tidbit. I’ve wrestled with fixing tempos and the like a lot lately. Maybe that will help.
I only just stumbled over this thread…
- A green xjadeo window usually mans that it has no frame to display for the given timestamp (or no files is loaded). Depending on xjadeo compile-time options: it should have a cross drawn accros the frame (per default) and can be black instead of green…
Check the timecode on xjadeo’s on-screen-display (press ‘s’ and ‘v’ key on the xjadeo window), that may help to see what’s going on.
- xjadeo does parse and use the start timecode if it is present in the video-file. eg. With a video-file starting at timecode 1:00:00.0, JACK transport (or MTC) needs to be at 1:00:00.0 for the first frame to be displayed.
You can override that behaviour with the “-I” command line option, which makes xjadeo shift the first video-frame to 0:00:00.0
xjadeo can also add time-offsets: press ‘o’ to show the current offset on-screen. ‘+’ and ‘-’ to modify it. For larger offsets, you can pass it as parameter on the commandline: fi.
-o -0:57:30:0 (or configure it the file $HOME/.xjadeorc )
I don’t exactly understand the problem that you describe in (3).
The start-marker in ardour is just a marker. It does not modify timecode.
The ‘session SMTPE offset’ in ardour’s preferences window works only with ardour’s internal-clock and MTC - not with JACK transport. Compare ardour’s clock display with that in qjackctl (xjadeo sees the same time as qjacktl). That is likely a bug or missing feature in ardour.