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Takelog - Operational Keys and Basic Instructions

bulletTakelog keys
bulletStandard "Windows" type keys
bulletLocating

Takelog Key Commands

Transport:

F1

Rewind

 

F2

Fast Forward

 

F3

Play

 

F4

Stop

 

CTRL+SHIFT+F5

Record

 

Left Cursor

Cue Backwards

 

Right Cursor

Cue Forwards

 

 

 

Locating:

T

Select Take (for locating)

 

G

Locate (Go To) specific Timecode value

 

+

Move forward from current position

 

-

Move backward from current position

 

L

Locate and Stop

 

P

Locate and Play

 

CTRL+B

Blank Search

 

 

 

Take Logging:

SPACE

Log New Take

 

F

Log False Start in last take

 

E

Log End Time in last take

 

S

Recapture Start Time in last take

 

B

Log Breakdown and Restart in last take

 

R

Log Rehearsal as new item (no take number)

 

SHIFT+R

Change last take to a Rehearsal (no take number)

 

CTRL+N

New Reel (increment reel number by one)

 

CTRL+R

Set Reel Number

 

CTRL+T

Set Next Take Number

 

 

 

Editing:

C

Insert/Edit comment in selected take

 

CTRL+E

Edit currently selected item

 

SHIFT+DELETE

Delete selected item

 

SHIFT+INSERT

Insert blank item before current position

 

CTRL+INSERT

Insert blank item after current position

 

 

 

Files/Printing:

F9

Print Take Lists

 

F11

Load Take List from disc

 

F12

Save Take List to disc

 

 

 

Utilities:

CTRL+C

Show Time Calculator (time and take duration)

 

F6

Show Timecode Converter (e.g. converts 29.97 to 25)

 

F7

Show Tempo Converter (e.g. converts BPM to ms)

 

F8

Show Pitch Converter (e.g. converts semitones to %)

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

CTRL+G

Set Timecode Generator

 

CTRL+M

Toggle monitor between E-E and Off-Tape

 

CTRL+O

Set System Options

 

CTRL+S

Set Session Details

 

F10

Help

 

SHIFT+CTRL+F8

Toggle Debug Mode (for test purposes)

Standard "Windows" Type Keys
Takelog attempts, where appropriate, to use the standard Windows keyboard shortcuts. Get used to these, and using any Windows application on a PC, including Lumberjack, should be easy. Important key combinations are as follows:

ALT+TAB

Press and hold down ALT, then repeatedly press TAB to cycle through all active applications (e.g. Program Manager, Minesweeper and Takelog). When the one you want is displayed release the ALT key, and that will application will be made active. This could be used to write an e-mail message during a session break without disturbing any information in Takelog.

ALT+ENTER

Switch a DOS applications (e.g. Takelog) between running in a window and running in a full screen. Takelog will work much faster and better if full screen.

ESC

Whenever you see a "Cancel" button, pressing ESC will be the same as clicking with the mouse on the button. It usually means "ignore all changes I have made and restore me to where I was before I did whatever I have done".

RETURN

Whenever you see a button with a double line around it, pressing RETURN will be the same as clicking with the mouse on the button. The "OK" button is usually set up to be this 'default' button, and generally means "accept all the changes I have made".

TAB

Use the TAB key to move from item to item in a dialog box. A dialog box is any window that requests user input. For example, the Set Session Details screen is a dialog box, with multiple user input fields for Artist, Repertoire etc. Pressing TAB will move you forwards through each of the "controls" in the dialog box (e.g. buttons, text input fields, option buttons, check buttons). Press SHIFT+TAB to go backwards through the controls.

ALT

Pressing ALT on its own will activate the menu bar at the top of the screen. To show a menu, either use the cursor keys to move along and down, or use the highlighted shortcut keys. Select the menu item you require and press RETURN. Some menu items also have highlighted shortcut keys. Thus one way to get to the "Load Takelist" option would be to press ALT (to select the menus) F (to select the File menu) L (to select the "Load Takelist" menu item).

When menus are active, other functions cannot be carried out. If nothing appears to be happening when you press keys (e.g. Space Bar for a new take), check to see if you have accidentally pressed ALT and that the display is showing the highlighted menu shortcuts. If they are, then simply press ESC.

HOME

Move to the first character or item in a text box or list box.

END

Move to the last character or item in a text box or list box.

PAGE UP/DOWN

Scroll up or down in a list box, one screen at a time.

CURSOR UP/DOWN

Move up or down in a list box, one item at a time.

INSERT

Toggle the typing mode between Insert and Typeover.

DELETE

Delete the character at the cursor position, or delete selected text.

BACKSPACE

Delete the character to the left of the cursor, or delete selected text.

SHIFT+an arrow key

Extend the selection in a text box one character at a time. If any text is selected and a character key is pressed, then the selected text will be deleted and replaced with the newly pressed character.

SHIFT+HOME

Extend the selection in a text box to the first character.

SHIFT+END

Extend the selection in a text box to the last character.

CTRL+INSERT or CTRL+C

Copy the selected text and place it onto the Clipboard.

SHIFT+DELETE or CTRL+X

Delete the selected text and place it onto the Clipboard.

SHIFT+INSERT or CTRL+V

Paste text from the Clipboard into the active text box.


Tape Locating Functions
There a number of different options for locating the tape machine, hopefully covering all the facilities needed. The following examples should demonstrate the various options:

1) Find a Take in the List

T23[ENTER]
This will move the highlight in the list box to the item after the last false start in Take 23.

2) Locate a Take

T23L
This will move the highlight in the list box to the item after the last false start in Take 23, and locate the machine to the start time minus the selected preroll and stop the tape.

3) Locate a Take with Offset

T23+456P
This will move the highlight in the list box to the item after the last false start in Take 23, and locate the machine to 4 minutes 56 seconds after the start time minus the selected preroll, and play the tape when it gets there.

4) Locate Selected Take

L
This will locate the machine to the start time of the currently highlighted take in the take list, minus the selected preroll.

5) Locate Selected Take

TL
This would have exactly the same effect as in 4 above.

6) Located Selected Take with Offset

T-123P
This will locate the machine to 1 minute 23 seconds before the start time of the currently highlighted take in the take list, minus the selected preroll, and play the tape when it gets there.

7) Locate Offset of Current Position

+100L
This will locate the machine to 1 minute after the tape position at the instant the L is pressed, minus the selected preroll.

8) Locate Offset of Current Position

+100[ENTER]
This would have the same effect as in 7 above.

9) Go To Specific Timecode Value

G1234L
This will locate the machine to a timecode value of 00:12:34:00, without any preroll.

10) Go To Specific Timecode Value

G1234[ENTER]
This would have the same effect as in 9 above.

Note that whenever the + and - keys are used, they can both be used to select the direction of the offset. So, for example, typing +-++-345L would have the same effect as -345L. This is useful if the wrong key is pressed by mistake. It is not essential to press the SHIFT key to access the main + key on the keyboard. The lower case = key will be registered as a +.

When entering any time values (offsets, timecode etc), numbers entered by the user are inserted at the right hand side of the display, with the existing numbers being shifted to the left. Thus if the display shows "01:23:45", and the user pressed "6", the new display would be "12:34:56". The Backspace key can be used to remove the digit at the right hand side of the display, with the other numbers shifting to the right. Thus "12:34:56" followed by two presses of Backspace would show "00:12:34". With the exception of the Set Timecode Generator page, which includes frames, all time displays are HH:MM:SS.

If the keyboard has a numeric keypad, don't forget to press the NumLock button to enable it.

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