The Window Sill Observatory

April 18, 2012

Adding Time Stamps to Animations with DVS

Filed under: Animations, Software, Tutorials — Dave @ 10:25 am

DVS now allows you to display time stamps on each frame of your animations for an accurate display of capture time. DVS can read the capture times directly from DSSR images or you can simply set the start and end times for your animation. Prefixes and suffixes can also be added to the time stamp. The relevant section from the DVS manual is copied below:

Time stamps can be applied to each frame using text overlays as follows:

DSSRTIME will display the capture time from DSSR file names in local time. Make sure the last 6 digits of the file name still show the capture time after processing the video.

DSSRUT will display capture time from DSSR file names in universal time.

CALCTIME from HH:MM:SS to HH:MM:SS will calculate the time to apply to each frame.

Any text after the PREFIX or SUFFIX keywords will be added to the time stamp.

Copy and paste these examples into a text overlay text box to see the options:

DSSRTIME

DSSRUT

CALCTIME from 12:15:56 to 15:07:03

CALCTIME from 22:00:00 to 06:00:00 PREFIX Universal time =

DSSRUT SUFFIX UT on 12th February, 2012

These example overlays produce the timestamps shown in this image (my PC is set to UT time)

Big thanks to tester Robert for suggesting this feature.

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