Timeline - Show Measures in BPM Question

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by keebs, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. keebs

    keebs Active Member

    Hi,

    I'm creating my first timeline show in Beyond and want to have the timeline divided up into beats and measures so that I can align the cues with the music, however when I go to File -> Show Properties and select "Show measure time in BPM", the timeline view switches to show two different time scales, one in real min/sec/hundredths and one in some other min/sec/hundredths scale that seems to be based on the BPM you put in, but I can't figure out in what way.

    Does anybody know how these are related and why it doesn't show up in beats / bars instead of min/sec?

    Seem like a very strange decision to do it this way...

    Thanks,

    Todd
     
  2. keebs

    keebs Active Member

    Actually, I think I just realized what it's doing: the new timeline that's added represents beats, but rather than have it be count as bars / beats, it still counts as if its in minutes / seconds.

    In other words, rather than counting bars / beats like "1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 2:1, 2:2, 2:3, 2:4... etc" it counts as "0:01, 0:02... 0:59, 1:00, 1:01... etc".

    I can't imagine why it's being done like this, so maybe it's a bug? Or maybe the base unit of the beats can be adjusted somewhere?

    Thanks,

    Todd
     

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