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Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

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Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby remmet » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:41 pm

I'm trying to avoid using headphones just to hear a click, so I thought I'd utilize visual punches as the click track. I read the manual, enabled movie overlay, checked "Generate Punches", set the color and size preferences for the punches, and enabled the click track. But when I press Play, nothing happens. The movie window stays black and no visual clicks/punches appear.

What am I missing?

Thanks for any clues about this!

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Re: Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby philbrown » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:30 am

I tried to do this too and gave up on it.

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Re: Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby wylie1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:47 am

I was looking at this once before I think the best solution would be to use a MIDI output.
You could build one your self or there's one you could buy.
I would want more than just a single LED on the pre-made one though.

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Re: Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby magicd » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:55 am

There has to be a movie loaded in order to use the visual click. The visual click won't show up in an empty movie window.

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Re: Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby FMiguelez » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:40 am

Duh! No wondr we couldn't make it work :lol:

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Re: Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby SMS » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:41 am

I seem to remember that Performer (before DP?) had a visual click- a rectangle in which one side was filled black and it would flip back and forth to the click... I guess that's long gone?

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Re: Visual click punches - How do you make it work?

Postby wylie1 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:51 am

This is the kind of thing I was looking for but I think they no longer make them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8iThRwzlw

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