Sync and Video Options dialog box
How to get there
Choose Document > Sync and
Use settings in this dialog box to control
how Finale handles MIDI Sync and SMPTE MTC synchronization with other
devices and the movie window. This dialog box allows you to, for example,
adjust the base time and MTC frame rate.
Sync. Choose Internal Sync to specify you want Finale to be the
sync master. Choose this option when you intend to configure another device
to recieve Finale’s MTC timing for synchronization.
Sync. If your computer is connected to an external drum machine
or other sequencer, and you want Finale to be the "slave" device
for synchronization purposes, select this box. Finale won’t begin playback
until it receives a MIDI Sync signal from the external device. Note that
when Wait for MIDI Sync is selected, the start measure displayed in Playback
Controls is considered to be measure 1. For example, if the Playback Controls’
start measure is measure 10, and the master sends sync information to
go to measure 5, Finale will advance 5 measures to measure 15.
Patch Changes During MIDI Sync • Send Continuous Data During MIDI Sync.
These technical options are only available if you’ve selected Wait for
MIDI Sync (and your computer is connected to an external sequencer).
In the event that the external sequencer
is playing a sequence of its own, there’s a danger that your synthesizer
will be confused by duplicate MIDI data being generated by Finale and
the sequencer. Using these options, you can specify what kinds of MIDI
data you want Finale to transmit, so that you can avoid simultaneous transmissions
of the same kinds of data to the same synthesizer. Choose Send Patch Changes
During MIDI Sync if you want Finale to transmit any patch changes you’ve
created in your score as it plays back. Choose Send Continuous Data During
MIDI Sync if you want Finale to transmit continuous data (use of the pedals,
pitch or modulation wheels, aftertouch, and so on).
Frame Rate. The Frame Rate is the number of frames per second.
When writing to picture, this setting much match the Frame Rate of the
movie, whether played within the internal movie window or in a piece of
Start Time. This is the MTC time Finale sends at the beginning
of measure 1 while playing back the Finale file (in hours|minutes|seconds|milliseconds). This feature is useful
if your Finale score begins anywhere but the beginning of the accompanying
video, or if the external hardware/software begins at hour 1 rather than
Window; Video Starts at _ in Score • Video Starts at_ in Video.
These settings only apply to Finale’s integrated Movie Window. Enter a
time for Video Starts at _ in Score to tell Finale to leave the Movie
Window blank until reaching that time during playback of the document.
Enter a time for Video Starts at _ in Video to the Video will start at
this time at the beginning of the score. The format is: hours|minutes|seconds|milliseconds.
• Cancel. Click OK (or press RETURN) to confirm the settings you’ve
made in this dialog box. Finale will use the option settings you’ve just
made whenever it plays back in this document. Click Cancel to leave the
dialog box without changing any settings.