The Capture Window Toolbar

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Fig 66

Capture / Stop Button

Fig 66aPress this button to start capture and to stop the capture. Click and holding down the mouse button over the arrowhead symbol will reveal a drop down menu of functional options.

Append Capture
Fig 66bAllows you to stop a capture and then resume the capture at another time by appending the resumed capture to the initial capture reference movie file.


Pause / Resume

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 9.07.00 amThe Pause/Resume button allows you to pause the capture and then resume later. You cannot logout of the capture or perform another task in SportsCode while the capture is paused.


Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 9.06.42 amTakes you to the Preferences Window.


Current Time Display

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 9.41.14 amDisplays the current elapsed time of the capture.


Basic capture

Start to learn how to capture by stepping through the basics first.

Make sure the capture source, camera or convertor is connected and turned on. Or try using the Built-in iSight camera.

Open the capture window by clicking on the Capture icon in the floating toolbar. This will open the capture window and an image should appear in the window from the camera or convertor.

Press the red capture button to start capture . This button will reveal a drop down menu if the click is held down while pressing the button.

Name the file and choose a destination folder. The desktop is a good place to start capturing files to as you will not lose them as easily.

Once capture has begun, a timeline window will pop up. This timeline allows live access to the capturing file, all the features of the timeline can be used live during capture. This timeline will continue to grow in length during the capture.

In the capture window, the status section in the bottom of the capture window will indicate: captured file length, size and data rate. It will also indicate disk information: available space and approximate capture length available according to remaining disk space.

At any time, the capture can be paused by clicking on the Pause button Fig 66 g . To continue capture after pausing press the Resume button. Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 10.09.32 am

To stop the capture, press the stop button . A message will pop indicating the capture is complete. The capture window will disappear and the timeline and movie window will remain.

Quick Capture

The quick capture feature is used to initiate capture instantaneously forgoing any save options. By pressing CONTROL+COMMAND+R, capture will start immediately and the movie will be saved in the quick recording folder with a date stamp as the name. This feature can also be accessed in the drop down menu of the red capture button in the capture window toolbar. While this is a convenient feature for rapidly starting capture, it is mainly employed through the remote communications and iCal event captures.

Update Capture

During capture, a new file is written approximately every 5 seconds, then from these files a continuous reference movie is created on the fly. This automatic update process can be manually made to occur by pressing the update button in the capture toolbar. Pressing update will start a new file. This is useful when using timeline share* or when exporting movies through the matrix web export*.

View Capture Ratio

Fig 66eThe ratio that the video is presented in the capture window can be adjusted by clicking on the View Ratio button in the capture toolbar.

The settings for the ratios are:

Camera. This displays the native image ratio of the source.

Window. This displays the image to fit the size of the capture window.

  1. 4x This displays the source image in a 4 by 3 ratio.
  2. 16x This displays the source image in a 16 by 9 ratio.

Full Screen Capture

Capture can be viewed in full screen by pressing the Full Screen button in the capture toolbar. To exit full screen capture press the ESC key. When presenting the capture window in full screen, coding cannot occur. This is for viewing purposes only.

Communicate & Communicate Only

Fig 66c     Fig 66d  For use with Remote Communication coding and capture only. Refer to Page 97 for more detail.

Code Window functions during Capture

During capture, with a Code Window open, you may create instances in the Timeline using capture mode (live capture) or code mode (after capture) or add labels to an instance (after instance has been created). You may also add more buttons or labels to your code window or remove them. Thus you may toggle between capture mode, code mode ,label mode, report mode and edit mode without affecting the capture.



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