On 1 March 2010 16:08, Robin Norwood <robin.norwood@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 2:48 AM, Dries Desmet <dries@urga.be> wrote:
> Since time and timecode is crucial in an editing application, the displaying
> of it should be well treated.
> So, HH:MM:SS:FF is crucial with FF displaying up to 25 frames for 25fps
> projects and up to 30 for 30fps projects.
> Still the total numbers of frames of a clip or a sequence is also handy,
> especially for animation projects. To save space, it is quite acceptable
> that these timings are located in a single spot, that when clicked upon
> changes display.


If someone on the development team can let me know this is the way
they want to go, I can come up with a patch to add a config option.
My guess as to the list of options:

T == Tenths of a second
F == Frames after last second
FF == Total frames

o FF

Any others?  Is this the right solution?


Robin Norwood

"The Sage does nothing, yet nothing remains undone."
-Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

My vote would go to having hours HH always there and keep evertying 2 digits, except for when only displaying frames. In that case, you will find the minutes always in second position, impossible to get confused.

Basically there are only 2 modes: TC (timecode) and Frames.
Depending on the project you're working on, it should be displayed as:
hh:mm:ss:ff (exactly 2 digits for each field separated by colons).

Keep in mind there is a smpte specification for timecode with an official notation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMPTE_time_code
Among other stuff, it specifies that semicolons should be used for drop-frame timecode.

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