Topic: Timecode formats
Would love some feedback on the timecode format.
Considering the primary use case for Kinovea is short clips of under a minute, I feel the default timecode format is needlessly verbose and illegible.
I am considering the following options:
1. Automatically adjust to the magnitude of the video length.
- If the video is less than an hour, don't show the hours section.
- If the video is less than a minute, don't show the minutes section.
- Then, do as it is now: always show seconds and show hundredth or milliseconds depending on number of frames per second.
I didn't do this initially because I feared it wouldn't be clear what the values would be, but I don't think it's a valid concern anymore. This could also be made optional with a new option in preferences to force a fixed length timecode.
2. New formats options with max unit.
- You would tell the maximum unit you want to see.
- Currently this would be Hours, and there would be additional options for Minutes and Seconds.
- If you select Seconds and the video is more than a minute, it would still show seconds. (ex: 70 seconds).
Maybe there is a way to combine these two approaches.
High speed cameras are also more and more affordable and people use Kinovea with videos where the entire action happens in less than one second, so maybe there are also more options to have for this use-case.
Comments & ideas appreciated!