Author Topic: Saving "highlight" timecodes in a separate txt file  (Read 858 times)

camjac251

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Saving "highlight" timecodes in a separate txt file
« on: February 24, 2016, 07:59:24 pm »
Mirillis Action is the only software to have this feature it seems but it would be nice for Dxtory to offer it as well.

Let's say you're recording for hours at a time and want to edit it into a "funny moments" clip montage but don't want to have to go through all of the footage again to find them all. With Action, you could hit a key shortcut while recording and it would create a new txt file with the same filename as your recording with the timecode of when you hit it.

This saves a lot of time as now all you would have to do is open your editor, go to the time that it would show in the txt file and you'd have your bookmarked highlight. There could be a better way of doing this though. Instead of it creating a separate file, it could instead write the markers as metadata into the AVI file so it'd be automatically detected by the editor on import.

There is *sort of* already a solution for markers but I haven't been able to get it to work and it isn't compatible with Premiere Pro (which is what I use to edit with). It's called Vegas Marker and supposedly had support for Dxtory offering a marker saving type solution but is long outdated. Also it only supported Vegas and After Effects (not sure why).

Has anyone had the same problem that I had and found a solution? If so, please let me know, my current temporary solution isn't perfect. I currently have dxtory configured to record 2 audio tracks, game and "static". On the static sound input, I have VLC playing a static sound effect on loop routed over to the "static" named audio input and in Dxtory have it set to push to talk. So for highlights, I'd hit the push to talk button and it would mark it in the waveform which I'd see later when editing.

But the problem with the solution is it's dependent on me remembering to play the audio file before recording, which I had recently forgotten to before recording.

If anyone does have a better solution than mine, please let me know.

Thanks
« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 08:03:30 pm by camjac251 »

darylP

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Re: Saving "highlight" timecodes in a separate txt file
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 05:11:59 am »
I'm in the same boat, so I made this Windows program that lets you highlight timecodes and output a txt file with the same name as the recording! Check it out here: https://github.com/DarylPinto/highlight-stopwatch

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Re: Saving "highlight" timecodes in a separate txt file
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 07:00:20 am »
Here is another one (used it for a while now): https://sites.google.com/a/janisch.co.uk/vegas-marker/home

It can be directly imported into Vegas projects.