[LAD] [LAA] [ann] gjacktransport 0.4.0

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Fri Oct 29 20:14:44 UTC 2010

On 10/29/10 22:06, Niels Mayer wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:
>> and fixed (but not yet configurable) SMPTE font (gjacktransport)
>> is in SVN:
>> https://gjacktransport.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gjacktransport/trunk
> This fix both improves the looks and doesn't wobble around. Thanks!
> For some reason, although I don't like unecessary software emulations
> of the way hardware looks (rivets, screws, etc) having a rolling
> timecode display use a realistic-looking red 8-segment-LED-looking
> font is somehow reassuring and suggestive of what's being looked at.
> Having a distinctive monospaced font like you're using is the next
> best thing, and easier to implement.

IMHO the best solution would be to look for a 7-segment font. There must
be one freely available. If not it can't be too hard to make one.

Anyway while they may still around in the audio-world, in Film Post-Prod
7seg displays are not that common anymore. Timecode is rendered nicely
on the picture :)

FWIW: if you're into tinkering: I built a jack-transport and LTC display
using real 7 segment displays and a arduino a while ago:

> Niels
> http://nielsmayer.com

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