Player Controls

When you work with media files in CaseGuard, the Workspace Viewer will populate to show a playbar.

The Player Controls are used to playback and preview your media files. You can use the Player Controls to view clips, navigate through individual frames, and speed up footage, among other tasks.

The Player Controls are automatically activated when particular files are opened. It will populate below the Workspace Viewer.

CaseGuard Player Controls

A: Main Player Controls

  • Go to Beginning: click to go to the start of your media file.
  • Step Back 10 Frames: click to go backward either 10 frames at a time.
  • Play: click to playback and view media footage.
    • You can also press your spacebar to play and pause a file at any time.
  • Step Forward 10 Frames: click to go forward either 10 frames at a time.
  • Go to End: click to go to the end of your media file.
  • CaseGuard Current Time Over Total Media file Time   Time: shows the current time (in milliseconds) over the total time of the media file.
  • CaseGuard Current Time Over Total Media file Time Frame: shows what frame you are currently on over the total number of frames of your media file.
  • Speed: click CaseGuard Change Speed of Media file by number of frames per second to adjust the speed of the playback of the video. The default is 30 frames per second.
  • Mute Speakers: click to mute playback of audio from speakers.
  • Volume Bar: slide CaseGuard Sound Level to adjust the volume of the video.
  • Jump to Previous Effects: click to jump to the previous blocks of effects in your file.
  • Jump to Next Effects: click to jump to the next blocks of effects in your file.
  • Delete All Effects: click to delete all effects from all frames in your file.
  • Copy Effects: click to apply existing effects to another media segment. Enter start and end frame numbers or time to copy the selected effects to.
    • If an audio effect is selected, it will also be applied to the audio between the selected frames or segment.
  • Zoom In Audio Timeline: click to zoom in the Audio Timeline.
  • Zoom Out Audio Timeline: click to zoom out the Audio Timeline.
  • Reset Zoom Audio Timeline: click to reset zoom of the Audio Timeline.
  • Show/Hide Audio Timeline: click to show or hide the Audio Timeline.

B: Player Timeline

In CaseGuard, you can navigate through the timeline a few ways:

  1. Using your left and right keyboard arrows. This option lets you navigate frame by frame.
  2. Using the player controls, such as Step Forward 10 Frames, and Go To Beginning.
  3. Clicking directly on the timeline to go to the area of the video you wish to view.

C: Effect Timeline

When you add any effect to a file, the appearance of your timeline will change.

The Effect Timeline is will be empty before you add any effects to your file, it will be a dark gray bar above the Player Timeline:

CaseGuard Frames Timeline Before Effects

After applying effects, red markers will appear above the timeline. These markers allow you to see what work has been done on specific frames. The higher the red dots are the more effects are applied to a given frame. The height of the red dots is an indication of how much work has been done to a given frame:

CaseGuard Frames Timeline After Effects

We recommend reviewing your entire file to make sure your redactions were applied to all of your objects.

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