The Chase area determines the chase devices and the master timecode. Chase devices follow the external (or internal) timecode automatically, as far as the timestrip is running. To configure this feature, the following steps have to be carried out.
1. Determine the Timecode Master
Via Timecode Source button, a dialogue is opening, allowing to select a device as timecode master.
In this case, we use a timecode reader interface (Alpermann + Velte TC60 RL Timecode Reader). To complete the selection, don't forget to choose a channel for the device as well (tc60 in this example). If there is no external timecode reader available, one can choose Internal Timecode as timecode source.
2. Start TC (only with Internal Timecode)
Determines the start value of the internal timer. This is were the Timestrip starts.
3. Set End TC (only with Internal Timecode)
Determines the end value of the internal timer. This is were the Timestrip ends.
4. Framerate of the Timecode
5. Preroll Frames
Preroll Frames determine the time, the system needs for synchronization. They depend on the device that is used as chase device. The quicker the chase device can locate a new position, the less Preroll Frames can be necessary. For today's harddisk players, a value between 5 and 15 Frames should be sufficient.
6. Select the Chase Devices
Add Device opens a dialogue to choose the chase devices.
To select a chase device, select the device and the channels.
7. Remove the selected chase device
8. Chase Device List
A list with all configured chase devices
9. Run from Current TC (only with Internal Timecode)
The timestrip start from the position entered in the Position field.
10. Loop (only with Internal Timecode)
Play endless. If you are using an external timecode, the timecode source has to do the loop if you want one.