For theatre performances we use video projections. I take QT Player for the presentation.
I split monitors and play the QT movie in presentation mode (=video projector) and use the onscreen remote control on my laptop to navigate through the scenes.
Therefore I did create chapters in the movie. But in QT the only way to guide through the chapters is by opening the menu in the remote control and scroll to the next chapter. There is no way to use any keyboard shortcuts for the navigation from one chapter to another.
During our performances I sometimes have to jump from one part of the film to another without pausing or viceversa sometimes I pause and then jump to the next chapter.
Because I do have to work on the music and additional sound effects at the same time while I control the film I look for some help in the workflow.
Is it possible to get the following functions through AppleScript and does anybody know how:
- I do create a shortcut for each chapter: Jump to A and STOP (=keyboard short cut xy). Jump to B and STOP (=keyboard short cut xy) and so on…
- I do create a shortcut for each chapter: Jump to A and PLAY (=keyboard short cut xy). Jump to B and PLAY (=keyboard short cut xy) and so on…
In other words: I do like to jump out of the playing movie to special points in the movie (not necessarly chapters but timecodes, frames…) by using the keyboard. The movie then continues playing from that special point or stopps at that special point.
Is this possible and can anybody help me?
Thank you very much.
I am using MacBook, QT Pro, Mac OS 10.4.9