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@Time - syntax issues

Post by gooze » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:20 pm

In Live - Times: [1][+][3][@]{Position} gives command line positiontime but also position pop-up Apply lookpage.

I know the correct syntax is: [1][+][3] [Enter] {position} [1][2] for a position time of 12 seconds. I think this is not logic. I make a lot of mistakes with this. You always want to type the same. So if it is [@] {time} with intensities, it has to be [@] {time} with positions etc.

Same for position (or any other attribute) knock-out. [1][+][3][@]{Position} [Enter] or [0][Enter] should work.
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by RobertBell » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:44 pm

Think of [@] as [Int] and it makes more sense.
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by jamesholt » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:54 am

gooze wrote:Same for position (or any other attribute) knock-out. [1][+][3][@]{Position} [Enter] or [0][Enter] should work.
Similar to [1][+][3][@ATT]{Position}[.] on a 300/500?
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by TaineGilliam » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:10 pm

I agree with gooze on this one. Is there a strong reason not to support the syntax using the @ key?

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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by gooze » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:03 am

Maybe it's just a bad habit, but I keep doing it. If it can be supported, I think it should be.
I am not sure of the use of the [.], I always used the [*] or [Enter], wich would be more in line with the other knockout functions.
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by RobertBell » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:38 pm

[@] [Postion] opens the APPLY LEVELS dialog box (i.e. - use a palette). I don't understand the argument to add more keystokes to do something you can do with less.
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by gooze » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:29 am

[1][@]{Position}[Enter]
[1][Enter]{Position}[Enter]
Are you counting with me? As you know we always have to use the softkey on a CP. This softkey exists only with the channels selected.
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by RobertBell » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:34 am

hmmmm- that old chestnut.

You're right - I once again have my head in LP land.

Doesn't change that @ Pos is apply levels and Enter Pos is the same number of keystrokes (just different than what your fingers want to type).
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Re: @Time - syntax issues

Post by TaineGilliam » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:13 pm

Thanks Robert. I retract my earlier request for a change.

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