TCode Features

TCode specializes in entering timecode into your favorite documents and spreadsheets. You only have to assign a key on your keyboard to TCode, and pressing it will instantly enter the timecode wherever you are currently working.

The typed format allows for many uses. Look below for some formatting examples.
The format of this string is as follows:

%H - current hour
%M - current minute
%S - current second
%F - current frame
%% - a % sign.
%n - return (new line)
%N - shift return
%t - tab
%T - shift tab
All other characters - verbatim

Formatting Examples

Example 1 - Word

For a simple setup, simply open your favorite word processor and TCode. In the TCode preferences, select the Format tab.
In the Print Format box, type

%n%H:%M:%S.%F%t 

This will insert a newline, print the time acurate to a frame, and tab over for you to type comments. To insert the time, press your custom hot key, and write your notes.

Example 2 - File Browser

You may name files or folders according to time code. In the TCode preferences, select the Format tab.
In the Print Format box, type

%nProject %H.%M.%S.%F%n

Select a file to be renamed and press your custom hot key, and the file will be renamed as the current timecode.

Example 3 - Excel

TCode can do tabs, shift tabs, and enters. This makes it ideal for input into spreadsheets. In the TCode preferences, select the Format tab.
In the Print Format box, type

%n%H:%M:%S.%F%t

set up a spreadsheet with one column for timecode, and the column to the right for notes. Press your custom hot key, and the time will be printed on the next line and the cursor will be positioned to type.