Studiocode Tutorials | 5.18 Manual Creation of Movie Packages - Combine Timeline Movies

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In this tutorial we're going to go over a combined timeline.

On my screen you can see that I have two movie packages that are open. The first one is called intersection one which you can see in the foreground. I'll click on intersection two and you can see that this is a different movie so both movie packages have been coded with the same code window.

So you can see they share the saying named rows but you can see there are obviously different pieces of movie different intersections from different days I thought now is that I'd like to take an aggregate view of both movie packages together in a single environment or a single movie package so what we're going to do is use what we call a combined timeline which is the name of a specific Studiocode feature.

So I'm going to go ahead and just close these movie packages because I don't need to be open in order to do this and I'll go to file combine timeline movies so you can see combined this is the specific name of the feature.

In this window I can choose multiple timelines or in this case on choosing packages so I'm going to choose the intersection one package I'll hit add to selection and I'll go down to this folder and choose the intersection two package and hit add to selection.

If I had multiple movie packages inside a single folder I could just I could just choose this whole folder and they would all get added so let's do that so you can see but I don't want that in this case so let's remove those. Also, the order in which these movie packages are organized in this window here matters that's well that will affect the order in which the combined timeline is oriented so in this case the information from intersection one will appear first in the timeline moving left to right alright so I have these two I'll hit combined now this is asking me to name the combined timeline I'll just leave leave a actually let's call it intersection 12 and I'm going to go ahead and put this on the desktop and I will get safe.

All right so you can see the combined timeline icon on the desktop here and let's make the movie with a little smaller notice the play heads way at the end look let's move it back to the beginning and you can see now that I have both movie packages combined or both timelines combined end-to-end left to right where here's movie package one from intersection one and then at some point you can see that it switches over to movie two since the rows in each of the initial movie packages shared the same name the exact same name case sensitive such as taxi or bus all the instances from those movie packages appended into the same row.

So it's really easy for me now for example to get a count of how many instances are in a taxi row or bus I could do things like open up a matrix look at these numbers for a more aggregate idea of what's been coded. Another important thing to realize with the combined timeline is that as a reference package if you're not familiar with what our references please watch another video tutorial to explain that concept.

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