Pinpointing race start

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Creating an ad on that would play an audio start when recording in coaches eye.
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With some exploration I found the delay start feature and feel a little ignorant for not knowing this already. However, we did some trial starts and the recording didn't start early enough to catch the actual start. For example one event you are required to keep your hands on the log until the go signal. In review of the video the hands have already left the wood before recording has started.
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Dave O'Rourke can you please help!
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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@nathanwaterfield, I work on the Camtasia team, so I don't know the answer to your question. I'll try to find someone who can help. Stay tuned.
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Hi Nathan, I think I understand what you're trying to do... let me see if this example makes sense and helps. 

I've worked with track coaches who use Coach's Eye to precisely time sprints. In perhaps the most common example, the person filming will be by the finish line. They actually start recording early--as the runners start to take their mark. 

They then record the race, and push stop, once the last person as crossed the finish line. 

Here's where the trick comes in. They go into Analyze mode and move the flywheel frame by frame until they see the instant the smoke comes from the starting pistol. They then drop in the Stopwatch feature. (Might be an in-app purchase depending what "level" of Coach's Eye you have.) 

Now the 0.00 mark is established and as they move the flywheel, they get frame by frame precision and accuracy and something like the ability to do "photo finishes". 

I'm not positive if this is comparable to your situation... Does it help?

Sincerely, 
Mike Curtis, TechSmith