Not Quite There Yet…

Where does the time go?  It seems like I blink my eyes and a week has passed since my last post.  I guess that is what happens when most of your day is spent writing your dissertation and applying for jobs (I’m sure most of you don’t miss that!) Anyway, thank you for your tip, Mike, but unfortunately I was not able to get it to work yet.  I posted a quick video of me attempting to uncheck the box, but what happens is the program automatically checks it again.  What I will probably do is move back to some other features that I haven’t discussed yet while we figure this out.  Here is that video and hopefully I can free up a little more time in the near future to dive into this more frequently!


Posted on October 3, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Tara – I really thought I was right on that last post!

    I see that the checked box keeps coming back. I will get one of our technical staff to look more closely at this.


  2. Justin Tanisawa

    Hi Tara. Thanks for an awesome blog. I’m part of the Studiocode Support Team and based on the last few posts, I think I might be able to help. One question first… what are you trying to accomplish by creating the long looping markers first? Meaning, when you first drag the ending markers to the end of the timeline, what are you hoping that does? I’d also love to give you an overview of the Transcription window if you’re interested.

    Justin Tanisawa

  3. Justin Tanisawa

    So just to build on what’s been said before… I don’t think you need to set the looping markers to the beginning and end of the timeline. As long as you click in a cell in the time stamp column, the check mark and looking parkers will appear once you use CONTROL+i the first time.

    When using the Transcription Window to code from scratch, here are a couple other shortcuts/features that might be helpful to know about after using CONTROL+i the first time. (**read the set-up steps below, first)

    • F2 = advances the black looping markers 80%. For example: if your loop is set to 5 seconds on the Tx window, when you press F2, they will advance 4 seconds with a 1 second overlap of the previous 5 sec. Very useful for actual transcription
    • F1 = reverses the black looping markers to their previous position

    The black looping markers coincide with the looping duration that is manually entered on the Transcription window toolbar. Using F2/F1 allow you to navigate fwd/back without having to mark in/out yet. For example, a typical key stroke sequence is as follows:

    1. CONTROL+i to mark in. Looping starts, cursor advances to Speaker column in Tx window. Assuming that the unit of measurement for what will become the first instance is longer than the looping duration….
    2. F2 to advance the looping markers. This does not mark out, it just advances the viewable range. Notice that the looping overlaps by 20% of the first instance so that the continuity of utterance/thought is clear.
    3. Repeat F2 as many times as desired. Use F1 to return to the previous looping segment.
    4. CONTROL+o to mark out where desired. This will mark-out of the first instance and automatically set the mark-in in the next row. If that is not exactly where you want to mark-in for the next row…
    5. Use F2/F1 to navigate to the desired looping range
    6. CONTROL+k to pause at the desired mark-in time
    7. CONTROL+i will adjust the mark-in time to the current location. CONTROL+i works this way with any row as long as you do it before CONTROL+o

    Before following the instructions above, typically it’s advantageous to do the following when using the Transcription Window.
    1. Click on the Apple icon > System Preferences > Keyboard
    2. Check the box that says “Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys”
    3. Close System Preferences
    This allows you now use only F1 and F2 when using the Transcription Window. If you do not check this box ahead of time you will have to hold the Fn key when using F1 and F2. Conversely, also note that if you want to control screen brightness or other hardware functionality with F1, F2, etc, you now need to hold Fn.

  4. Thank you so much for this useful post! I am going to show some of this in action in my next post today!

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