Time Conventions

These time conventions are used in throughout David's preview players. Specifically, the advanced editing options are applicable for both the Subclip Editor and the RoughCut edit. 

Audio

The time follows the following conventions:

  • hh:mm:ss.ms ms ms, where h - hour, m- minute, s-second, ms-millisecond. e.g. 00:00:04.036

Entering Marker and Tone Positions

It is not required to write colons while editing the maker times. Instead, use the shorthand conventions below.

ExampleShorthandResults in Subclip Editor
Standard NotationDescription
No need for colons or periods.201000500:20:10.00520th minute, 10th second, 5th millisecond
Seconds shorthand1.00:00:01.000first second

24.100:00:24.00124th second, first millisecond
Minute shorthand2:00:02:00.0002nd minute

32:5500:32:55.00032nd minute and 55th second

Hence any leading zeros and colons are optional and not required.

Setting Relative Markers

PrefixExampleSubClip Function
++1.1Adds desired time (01.001) to the previous mark time
--1::.1Moves the marker to the left by the desired time (01:00:00.001).

Video

The time follows the following conventions:

  • hh:mm:ss:fr, where h - hour, m- minute, s-second, fr-frame. e.g. 00:00:05:11

EnteringMarker and Playhead Positions

It is not required to write colons while editing the maker times. Instead, use the shorthand conventions below.

EampleShorthandResults in RoughCut Edit
Standard NotationDescription
No need for colons or periods.201000500:20:10:0520th minute, 10th second, 5th frame
Seconds shorthand1:00:00:01:00first second

24:100:00:24:0124th second, 1st frame
Minute shorthand2::00:02:00:002nd minute

32:55:00:32:55:0032nd minute, 55 second

Hence any leading zeros and colons are optional and not required.

Setting Relative Position

PrefixExampleRoughCut Function
++1:1Adds desired time (01:01) to the playhead position
--1:::1Moves the playhead to the left by the desired time (01:00:00:01).