Timeline - Timemarks fail

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Hello everybody, I've got some problems with the Timeline of Camtasia Studio 7 while I zoom highest. That means, even I zoom, the timeline gives a mark on 0.01 ,0.02 ,0.03, 0.04 ... until it reached 0.29 seconds then the next mark jumps up to 1.00 seconds! In fact, i can only work on the first 29% of every second. It's horrible^^

So eventually, there's someone out there got (or had) the same problem? I'd be glad if ya help me.

yours sincerely

lukas
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Lukas Eck

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David Girdwood

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Hi Lukas,

I had a similar misunderstanding when I started to learn Camtasia Studio. The numbers shown after the semicolon are not seconds... they are frames. The timeline is set to to 30 frames per second.

I hope this helps.
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Right, as David said, the timeline always runs at 30fps. So the time notation in CS7 is:

h:mm:ss;ff

...where...

h = hours (0 - 9)
mm = minutes (0 - 59)
ss = seconds (0 - 59)
ff = frames out of 30 (0 - 29)

Sorry for the confusion.
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Lukas Eck

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Ty people, I actually thought it was something in that way. Thanks for answering.

@dro so If I put 20fps in recorders settings, I'll get 20 marks in a second?

I only problem I'm heaving now, is to time events clearly and fast. But it doesn't matter, ty in anyway.
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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@Lukas: Everything you put on the timeline is sampled at 30fps.

So if you record at 20fps, put that 20fps video on the timeline, zoom all the way in, and use the arrow keys to single step one frame (1/30th of a second) at a time... what you'd see is 20 times each second, the preview window will update, and 10 times each second the preview will not update (and will continue to show the previous frame). So the 20fps gets upsampled to 30fps by showing some of the frames from the source video twice.

A simpler example would be 15fps. With a 15fps video, each source frame will be held in the preview for 2/30 (or 0.667) sec. In other words, if you zoom all the way in, and step one frame (1/30th of a second) at a time, you'd see the preview window update on every other tick.

Hope this helps.
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Lukas Eck

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ok, everything is clear now. Thx.

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