2015 comes in with much fanfare as the eagerly awaited first update of the TonMeister App is now online. And yes, finally we do support American Slating.
From release date in november on you guys kept asking: What’s the difference between American and European Slating, why are the ones doing it like this and the others like that?
Well, as far as we can tell both ways per se make perfect sense.
American Slating: Scene and shot are seen as a single entity. The titling of a scene-shot-combination starts with the name of the scene followed by single letters in alphabetical order: On the slate you will find something like 9, 9A, 9B, 9C and then 10, 10A … for example.
European Slating: Scene and shot are seen as separate parts. All scenes (e.g. 9 and 10) are divided into several shots. These shots are titled by number upwardly, starting with 1. Along with the example from above this leads to a slate inscription like 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4 and then 10/1, 10/2 …
So both ways are able to describe a scene-shot-combination very clearly. The task for us as metadata jugglers is to make both worlds compatible in one app – we hopefully managed to do so in version 1.1 of TonMeister App. But have a look and try it yourself! You can now flexibly choose between both styles of titling in the project preferences.
Further improvements of version 1.1
– Actors names can now be written into the track titles of the 788T automatically
– The script-view memorizes the selected position when you switch tabs
– In the presets all related shots are displayed behind the respective scenes
– We fixed the problems with script and call sheet upload
– Recorded audio-replays can now be played when out of range of the 788T
– further little enhancements
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