LTC In CHOP
The LTC In CHOP reads SMPTE timecode data encoded into an audio signal. Read the overview Linear Timecode.
First bring the audio signal into CHOPs using an Audio Device In CHOP. This can then be input into the LTC In CHOP.
See also: LTC Out CHOP
Parameters - LTC Page
Input Frame Rate
inputrate - This specifies the number of complete frame messages per second the signal encodes. It is usually between 24 and 30.
discrete - When enabled, adds frame, second, minute, and hour channels will be added to the output.
Total LTC Frames
totalframes - When enabled, adds a channel to the output that reports total elapsed LTC frames at the current time. This value will change if up-sampling to the timeline FPS.
totalsec - When enabled, adds a channel to the output that reports total elapsed seconds.
Up-sample to Timeline FPS
upsample - Resamples up to the project's FPS.
userfields - This enables channels for custom user fields which may be encoded in the audio signal.
debugchans - This enables the following debug channels.
- quantized - Outputs the raw signal quantized to on and off levels.
- bits - Outputs the above quantized signal into decoded bits. (Note: Bits are decoded from specific edge sequences, not the raw levels themselves).
- ones_count - Outputs the total number of consecutive decoded one bits. (Note, 12 consecutive ones denotes an end of message).
- decode_count - Outputs the total number of successful decoded frame messages.
Parameters - Common Page
timeslice - Turning this on forces the channels to be "Time Sliced". A Time Slice is the time between the last cook frame and the current cook frame.
scope - To determine which channels get affected, some CHOPs use a Scope string on the Common page.
Sample Rate Match
srselect - ⊞ - Handle cases where multiple input CHOPs' sample rates are different. When Resampling occurs, the curves are interpolated according to the Interpolation Method Option, or "Linear" if the Interpolate Options are not available.
- Resample At First Input's Rate
first- Use rate of first input to resample others.
- Resample At Maximum Rate
max- Resample to the highest sample rate.
- Resample At Minimum Rate
min- Resample to the lowest sample rate.
- Error If Rates Differ
err- Doesn't accept conflicting sample rates.
exportmethod - ⊞ - This will determine how to connect the CHOP channel to the parameter. Refer to the Export article for more information.
- DAT Table by Index
datindex- Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the index of the channel in the CHOP.
- DAT Table by Name
datname- Uses the docked DAT table and references the channel via the name of the channel in the CHOP.
- Channel Name is Path:Parameter
autoname- The channel is the full destination of where to export to, such has
autoexportroot - This path points to the root node where all of the paths that exporting by Channel Name is Path:Parameter are relative to.
exporttable - The DAT used to hold the export information when using the DAT Table Export Methods (See above).
- Input 0 -
Info CHOP Channels
Extra Information for the LTC In CHOP can be accessed via an Info CHOP.
Common CHOP Info Channels
- start - Start of the CHOP interval in samples.
- length - Number of samples in the CHOP.
- sample_rate - The samplerate of the channels in frames per second.
- num_channels - Number of channels in the CHOP.
- time_slice - 1 if CHOP is Time Slice enabled, 0 otherwise.
- export_sernum - A count of how often the export connections have been updated.
Common Operator Info Channels
- total_cooks - Number of times the operator has cooked since the process started.
- cook_time - Duration of the last cook in milliseconds.
- cook_frame - Frame number when this operator was last cooked relative to the component timeline.
- cook_abs_frame - Frame number when this operator was last cooked relative to the absolute time.
- cook_start_time - Time in milliseconds at which the operator started cooking in the frame it was cooked.
- cook_end_time - Time in milliseconds at which the operator finished cooking in the frame it was cooked.
- cooked_this_frame - 1 if operator was cooked this frame.
- warnings - Number of warnings in this operator if any.
- errors - Number of errors in this operator if any.