Topic: Keyboard shortcut for Preferences... and other features
I have been using Kinovea 0.8.27 and the beta 0.9.1 & 0.9.3 for a few weeks, primarily for recording/analyzing golf swing for personal use. Very impressed with its features when compared to commercial software offering similar features especially with the incorporation of audio recording trigger in recent versions that eliminating the need for 3rd party tools.
I have been reading most threads on the forum while waiting to be approved to post (due to my misleading email address mistaken as bot registering). I have followed some tips and tricks others who graciously posted on the forum to share, but have some questions that I could not find the answers for and hope that someone can help. Apologize for the long post, but want to include as much details as possible.
.1 - Is there anyway to invoke Options->Preference via a keyboard shortcut (like Crtl-P in VLC) either natively or via 3rd party tools such as Autohotkey? I am aware of the Options->Preference->Keyboard, but the shortcuts there are not user definable and does not have keyboard shortcut for the menu items. [To Joan] - If there is no way to invoke Preferences via keyboard shortcut, is it in the roadmap in future release? Is it possible to make that user-definable?
.2 - Is there a way to save a previous cameras configurations/layouts and other playback/capturing settings and start Kinovea subsequently with the saved setting file? For example, I have 3 instances of Kinovea installed in 3 different folders. I use 1 instance for capture with 2 cameras and set up with Down-the-line (DTL) view on left and Face-on (FO) view on right and save the 2 views in separate folders and another instance for auto playback of the DTL camera video captured above with "Open replay folder observer" for DTL from the "DTL" folder on left and "Open replay folder observer" for FO from the "FO" folder on the right. And then the 3rd instance for playback using "Open Video" option to display a Golf Pro model swing in DTL view on left and FO on right. As you can see, it is a lot of manual configurations each time I start up for each instance of Kinovea for playback and capture layouts, camera selection, recording settings (as I use audio trigger with a wireless mic, not the built-in mic from laptop or camera, with a certain Trigger threshold), "Stop recording by duration" and camera capture "Delay", etc. I see that certain settings such as Video/Image naming, Input device, Trigger threshold, etc
I looked into "Preferences.xml" and .kva file saved in the "AppData" and Kinovea install folder respectively but with no avail.
Any advise of how to get those setting persisted will be much appreciated.
.3 - Is there a way, keyboard shortcut key or trigger it via 3rd party tool to enable/disable "Audio Trigger"? I often have to approach the laptop (where it is located close to the microphone) to manipulate the videos such as advance it frame by frame, draw lines, set the working zone, set the playback speed, etc where the mic would mistakenly pick up the sound and trigger the "new" recording which "replace" the existing videos in the 2nd playback instance and I have to re-open both the previous DTL and FO recorded videos files. Afterward I then have to set the 2 "Open replay folder observer" again to resume the original "working" setup.
.3a - Similar to #3 above. Is there a way, keyboard shortcut key or trigger it via 3rd party tool to adjust playback speed?
.3b - Similar to #3 above. Is there a way, keyboard shortcut key or trigger it via 3rd party tool to adjust record delay?
.3c - Similar to #3 above. Is there a way, keyboard shortcut key or trigger it via 3rd party tool to pause/start camera. I use this less frequent, only once when I start and end the recording session, but the reconfiguration (as mentioned in #2 above) is tedious and time consuming. The main reason I have to do this is due to camera would not "respond" if I wake the laptop from sleep after previous use and I had to kill the Kinovea instance or re-add the cameras from the File Explorer pane (which means I have to reconfigure all the cameras layout and recording settings). The only workaround I find is to pause the cameras before I put the laptop to sleep and then hit the start button after I wake the laptop, then I don't have to kill the Kinovea instance.
.4 - I learned from a thread about an "undocumented" command line option when staring Kinovea such as -name "xxx". Is there command line option to start Kinovea with the playback option using a specific "Open replay folder observer"?
Thanks in advance to the fellow Kinovea users on the forum for any help/tips on above questions.