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  • Tip: How Do I Remove Frames from Timecodes?

    Posted on December 14th, 2010 ben No comments

    I don’t want the frame number to appear in my timecode. I want [hh:mm:ss], not [hh:mm:ss:ff]. Can I turn it off?

    For example, I don’t want my timecode to look like this: [00:01:23.29]
    Instead, I want to remove the last two numbers so it looks like this: [00:01:23]

    To remove the frames from your currently open transcript:

    1. Open the existing transcript in InqScribe.

    2. Select “Transcript->Transcript Settings…” from the menu bar.

    3. Under the “Inserted Timecode Format:” section, check the “Omit Frames” checkbox.

    4. Click “OK” to close the window.

    This will tell InqScribe not to use frames in the future for this particular transcript (Frames will still be used by default for any new transcripts that you create.  See the next section to turn off frames for all future transcripts). Next we need to remove the frames from your existing timecodes.

    5. Select “Transcript->Adjust Timecodes…” from the menu bar.

    6. Leave the “Adjustment:” field at “00:00:00”, and click “Adjust.”  This will reformat all of your timecodes to remove the frame number.

    To change ALL of your future transcripts to omit frames by default…

    (You can always enable frames on a per transcript basis. This will just disable them by default for any new transcript you create.)

    …On a Mac:

    1. Select “InqScribe->Preferences…” from the menu bar.

    2. Click on the “New Document” tab at the top of the “InqScribe Preferences” window.

    3. Under the “Inserted Timecode Format:” section, check the “Omit Frames” checkbox.

    …On Windows:

    1. Select “Edit->Options…” from the menu bar.

    2. Click on the “New Document” tab at the top of the “InqScribe Preferences” window.

    3. Under the “Inserted Timecode Format:” section, check the “Omit Frames” checkbox.

  • TIP: How Can I Convert My “[00:01:23.29]” Timecodes to “00:01:23.29” (Remove Brackets)?

    Posted on August 6th, 2009 ben No comments

    I have an existing InqScribe transcript that uses bracketed timecodes: [00:01:23.29]

    I want to use unbracketed timecodes: 00:01:23.29

    Here’s how you can do the conversion:

    1. Open the existing transcript in InqScribe.

    2. Select “Transcript->Transcript Settings…” from the menu bar.

    3. Under the “Inserted Timecode Format:” select “00:01:23.29” from the popup menu.

    4. Check the “Recognize Unbracketed Timecodes” checkbox.

    5. Click “OK” to close the window.

    6. Select “Transcript->Adjust Timecodes…” from the menu bar.

    7. Leave the “Adjustment:” field blank, and click “Adjust.”  This will reformat all of your timecodes to the unbracketed format.

    To change ALL of your future transcripts to use the unbracketed timecodes…

    …On a Mac:

    1. Select “InqScribe->Preferences…” from the menu bar.

    2. Click on the “New Document” tab at the top of the “InqScribe Preferences” window.

    3. Under the “Inserted Timecode Format:” select “00:01:23.29” from the popup menu.

    4. Check the “Recognize Unbracketed Timecodes” checkbox.

    …On Windows:

    1. Select “Edit->Options…” from the menu bar.

    2. Click on the “New Document” tab at the top of the “InqScribe Preferences” window.

    3. Under the “Inserted Timecode Format:” select “00:01:23.29” from the popup menu.

    4. Check the “Recognize Unbracketed Timecodes” checkbox.

    By the way, there are a number of other formats that you can use as well.