Bind minutes and seconds?


#1

how do I need to format the timecode (minutes and seconds) in a spreadsheet for the value to correctly pass into the Time field under the WHEN STOPPED tab of Video properties? Or is there some sort of converter I need to use on the binding?


#2

found this in the documentation but cant tell if it applies to all time values or what:
“timer triggers (thus it is not possible to pass the timer’s duration into an Interface asset.)”


#3

I’m not sure about time binding restrictions to Excel. Perhaps you could create a middle ground such as two more Excel columns converting to M,S respectively and bind to that. OR, you could try to bind a global variable in Interface to the spreadsheet and use converter to format it and then bind the poster time in video to those global variables.

With Interface Composer Pro, I use a fair bit of javascript to convert a timestamp into seconds. Can provide an example if requested - it takes me some time to find it…

Richard


#4

Thanks so much, Richard!
I just had to use the converter set to “00:00” to format the value from the spreadsheet. Counter intuitive since my spreadsheet values were already formatted as time (1:20 etc). Maybe Intuiface ignores the colon when it reads it in so you have to add it back in.

ccc