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Video Feature Request 4 (bug) - The option to start Studio One 3 at (1h)

+11 votes
asked Nov 11, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by erikhusler (4,440 points)

4. It seems impossible to set the S1 video start/ session start to (one hour), the most common start time (to get pre-roll before the actual movie starts). When I try setting it to 1h it still keeps starting at zero hours. And offsetting it by one more hour makes it jump to start at 2 hours! I've tried it over and over, always to the same result.

Present workaround: I set it to zero hours offsetting my external Video Slave 3 by one hour. 

Suggestion: 3rd party Coop with Non-Lethal Applications, maker of Video Slave 3 to design the S1 Video Player.

4 Answers

+2 votes
answered Nov 21, 2016 by AlexTinsley (924,290 points)
selected Dec 11, 2016 by ghasenbeck
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+2 votes
answered Oct 1, 2017 by dieterhartmann (610 points)

I wanna ditch Cubase and this is the only issue that's holding me back.

A 'Set time code at cursor' function would be sweet.

When I load reel 3 of a film into video slave I have to set the offset to 01:30:00:00 (half?) and when I load reel 4 I have to offset to 2:00:00:00 in S1.

That's not great. Starting a cue, say at, 03:03:15:20 is impossible but very necessary for film and TV work.

It doesn't work setting the session start time to 03:00:00:00 and then have to start the cue @ 03:03:15:20, which isn't bar 1.

Please fix this!!
+1 vote
answered Oct 1, 2017 by dieterhartmann (610 points)
The other problem is that if S1 sends out wrong timecode that timecode is also imprinted wrong on audio files which means it won't spot to the correct position in Pro Tools correctly when the files are sent to the Dub.
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answered Oct 2, 2017 by erikhusler (4,440 points)
edited Oct 2, 2017 by erikhusler
Presonus team,

please listen to our pleas - fix the timecode issue! We gotta be able to work professionally and confidently on movie projects in Studio One soon.

What Dieter suggests is of importance - Studio One still can't start cues at timecode positions - and is unable to deliver properly time stamped audio for film.

Our present workaround in order to score in S1 is paying monthly installments for Video Slave 3 - but it can't solve the S1 bugs/ issues.

Please implement the option to start sessions at other times than zero hours, a time never used in film anyway - zero doesn't allow for the pre-roll.

We need you guys!