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Bug I think - Timecode doesn't understand repeats, negating the utility of video hit points

+1 vote
asked Mar 16, 2017 in Notion Feature Requests by gregball1 (160 points)
To Recreate:  Create a piece with at least one repeat and play it.  Notice that when the playback cursor returns to the beginning of the repeat, it doesn't show the true elapsed time but instead shows the original time of when the repeat was first encountered.  For example lets say you have repeated verses. If the left repeat sign for the first verse starts at 00:00:06 (six seconds into the song) and the first verse ended at 00:01:06, then when the verse repeats you would expect the timecode to continue incrementing from 00:01:00, and by the end of the second verse your timecode should be about 00:02:06.  Instead it shows 00:01:06 at the end of the second verse.

Having the wrong song length / timecode is only mildly annoying until you try working with video.  Now its a bigger problem because all the timecodes for your hitpoints are wrong from that point forward.  Not so bad when writing, but if its being played live, the timecode hitpoints in the score don't match what the musicians see on the screen.  The work around is not to use repeats, but....

Anyway, my $0.02 cents worth.

1 Answer

+2 votes
answered Mar 20, 2017 by maxstratmann (42,630 points)
selected Apr 21, 2017 by AlexTinsley
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