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captainron19

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OK finished my first 2 sequences using a file someone sent me that I editied to fit my light setup. I have another sequence I want to work on but when I opened it up the timing is way different that the other ones I used (most of the columns are uneven widths and very very tight together) I am use to working with the sequence of timing being much larger (this new file looks like jibberish) - is there anything I can do to utilize the timing sequence of my other files or is the timing setup specific to the song?

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There are lots of ways to do it. I actually use some freeware to analyze where the notes start, and rework the data from that into a freeform timing grid. Far from perfect, and not for most people, but it works for me..

Tight and uneven almost sounds like subdividing other timings, where the divisions don't work out to even multiples of 100. I'll see that when subdividing for some of my sweeps and arch sequences.

You should be able to define additional timing grids, without impacting the sequence at all. For example, add one with 10ths of a second, and move channels and stuff around. If it isn't as exact as you want, you could go back with 0.05 seconds per interval.

Note that if you have copy by time enabled, you can select full length channels out of one sequence, and paste into channels in a different sequence with different, or no timing marks, and it will stay the same.

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Are you sure you don't just have to zoom in to make the cells bigger so you can work with them better? Clicking on the green arrow buttons on the editor toolbar zooms in or out, thus making the cells wider or skinnier. The blue arrows make them taller/shorter. If you are zoomed too far out, everything would be too small to work with.
The buttons in the image below are what I am referring to.




Attached files 180148=10238-zoom.JPG

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I believe the uneven cell length happens with sequences that beat wizard was used on. And of course a really tight cell length is probably as someone already mentioned a section that was subdivided for chases or sweeps. I like to work in .05 cells or 20 per second so I'll make up a fixed grid to start. If I'm reworking another sequence I'll import it by timing to my fixed grid and I'll have the view I'm used to working with. Some events might start a little earlier or later in some of my grids but it's so small of an amount you would never notice it once you adjusted it.

Lenny

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