Getting Live timeline info into M4L

Apr 11, 2013 at 7:18pm

Getting Live timeline info into M4L

I’m not sure if this is easy and I’m missing something, or it’s difficult but I’m not finding any info on the subject.

We’re building a system for a show that has video slaving off of the Live set through SMPTE. Unfortunately the video system is SMPTE only, so we were putting together a quick M4L patch using the smpte~ external by Mattijs Kneppers. Great external, but we need to have the object slave off the Live timeline.

Is there some way to feed/get the timeline info from Live into M4L somehow? I know we could just stripe a track SMPTE, which is fine and probably what we’ll end up doing, but as a challenge I thought this would be a good exercise and potentially useful in the future. Many thanks!

Jeff Merkel

Apr 12, 2013 at 10:08am

Try the device in this thread, it outputs the timeline position from Arrange mode to my knowledge, looked at it last night for another project…


Apr 12, 2013 at 10:57am

[plugsync~] provides tempo relative time (beats) which can be translated to absolute time.

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Apr 13, 2013 at 5:08pm

Huge thanks guys! [plugsync~] was exactly the ticket! [translate] is pretty sweet too. I hadn’t seen that one before! Very helpful indeed. Thanks again!


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