[ANSWERED] Trigger from position of a movie or sound file?
Notdoc last edited by Woland
all my solutions to this simple task seem clumsy, overcomplicated, and unreliable so I'm asking the knowledge base:
I want to use the position counter on movie or sound files to trigger events at specific points that I can easily adapt and shift, and that are accurate as possible, repeating each time the file plays, and allowing me to synch events to sound or image being projected/played by the file.
What is the simplest and most reliable way to do this?
dbini last edited by
Yes, Comparator is your friend here.
Generally, you want to compare to the input position being Greater than your target value. Do not use Equal, as the input value can sometimes skip the target value as data is flowing.
And personally I set the input / output to timecode for this kind of things.. Anyhow an Comparator with an >= will work just fine here.
Notdoc last edited by Notdoc
the input value can sometimes skip the target value as data is flowing
- thank you. THAT is what was messing with my head. I kept trying 'equals' cos it seemed the logical one to use. And it kept skipping. So i thought i was doing something wrong
Notdoc last edited by
thanks. I'll try this. It might help with the skipping prob mentioned above
personally I set the input / output to timecode
Yes, this is a very convenient way to have standard time to reference. Simply use the Timecode comparator to do the > (greater than) test.