Timeline Tools Change List
This is a maintenance release that fixes a bug in the
Timeline Tools .SFL file
creation option that lets you export your Vegas Markers to a DVD
Architect compatible .SFL marker file. The problem
was that project export settings that contained certain Audio
bitrates and Video Frame rates caused the Chapter Markers in the
.SFL file to be misplaced in the timeline. This
release also contains a new Marker Export option that will Export
your Vegas Marker or Region positions to a TMPGENC Mastering Works
Note: Version 1.0.63 was skipped because some copies
of a beta v1.0.63 were distributed to testers. I've
upped the version number to 1.0.64 for the official release.
Changed the way that Timeline Tools handles the Sony Vegas Pro
"TrackCountChanged" event. Vegas fires this
event whenever a track is added or removed from a project.
While investigating a bug reported by a user, I discovered that Vegas can get into an unstable state if
"TrackCountChanged" event listener examines certain Vegas objects while processing
this event. Timeline Tools now detects the event, queues it up to be
processed later, then immediately returns. In this manner
Vegas is completely stable when I later process the change in the
number of Project tracks and update the Timeline Tools display
Added a new feature to the Main Display Grid Media
Filter selection that Filters
by Media Tags. In addition to search Tags, you
can now enter a Tag enclosed in square brackets, "[" and "]", to
instruct the filter to exclude any Media that also contains the
bracketed Tag. Or you can place "[*]" after all other search
Tags to limit the search to only the Media that only contains the
specified search Tags.
Enhanced Media Tag Editor to allow for Extended
selection of Main Display Grid items by passing PgUp & PgDn
keystrokes and holding down the Shift-Key
when pressing the Up or Down Arrow Keys when the Tag Input Box has
focus in Media Tag Editor dialog.
Also fixed a minor bug that caused the Media Tag
Editor Input Box to lose Focus when Timeline Tools performed an
Automatic Save operation.
Enhanced the Move List Editor dialog to allow sorting
of the items in the grid by clicking on the appropriate column
header. When the items in the Move List are Moved in the
Timeline, they will appear in the same order as they appeared in the
Move List Editor.
Added a new feature that exports a Report of the
PlugIns used in your Vegas Project. The Report can show
either an overall list of the PlugIn used by all Vegas Objects.
Or it can show PlugIns assigned to each Object in your Vegas
Project. To Create the Report select the Timeline Tools
Vegas PlugIns Tab. Then Right-Click inside
the PlugIn Information Tree at the left side of the form, and select
the Export Project Plug-In utilization list ... menu item.
This brings up the Export Project PlugIn Usage Report form.
Enter a folder and file name to use for the Rich Text Formatted
Report. Or simply use the default name and location that
Timeline Tools creates from the Project name. Next
choose the Report Type and press the Save Report
button. When done, the Report will be opened up
inside Windows Wordpad for your review. Along with
this feature there is a new program option added to the option list
in the Track Tools & Options Tab. After you
create your first PlugIn Report by opening the Report form, the
settings you chose will be stored and if the "Auto Save PlugIn
usage Report when Project is closed" option is checked, will
automatically save a PlugIn usage Report when the Project is closed,
or Vegas is shut down.
Added a new Program Option
Only Refresh Event
Group Display when button is pushed. This option
prevents Timeline Tools from automatically examining the Project
Event Groupings whenever the Project is modified in any way.
If enabled, Timeline Tools and will only update the Group display
Tree if the Refresh button is pushed. Users who have
very large nested Projects will benefit from this option, as it will
speed up editing time by eliminating the need to repeatedly perform a
analysis of the Projects Event Groupings when the slightest change
is made to a Project.
This release also includes an update to the FFmpeg
open source utility that Timeline Tools uses for Optical Scene
Rearranged the Process Event Changes Options in the
Markers, Regions, & FX Tab. Event Options used to appear
as individual Checkboxes. Now they are checkable items
in a Listbox. This allows for easy expansion of the
number of options available.
Added a new Event Change Option to the Process Event
Changes Options. The new option is called "Set to
Project Size". When checked, this will set the Pan /
Crop display size equal to the size of the Project for all Selected
Added a new feature that's accessible from the
Right-Click Context menu in the Main Display Grid of the Track Event
Info Tab. The menu items is labeled Merge or Copy New
Media ... This feature is intended to make it much easier
to import new media in a Vegas Project Track with the guarantee that
media already in the Track will not be duplicated. For
example. Say you have a slideshow Project that has a couple
hundred image files in the Project, and all the Project files were
imported from a specific folder. Then you want to add
many more new files to the Project, and still organize them all in
the same folder. This new feature will let you open a folder
and view and view files that are NOT already in the selected Project
Track. And then allow you to select and Copy them to your
specified folder. After than, you can view all the files
in your organized folder, and view only those files that are NOT
already in the selected Project Track; allowing you to add them to
Fixed a bug in the Edit Move List dialog.
If Takes were display in the main display grid and a multiple Take
Event was added to the list, the Edit Move List dialog table became
Fixed a bug that was introduced in an earlier release
of Timeline Tools that caused the program to not recognize the
creation of a new Project if Timeline Tools was running, an existing project
was currently loaded, and the operator pressed the Vegas New Project
button or menu selection, then created a new project.
A new Marker & Region option selection has
been added to the Markers, Region & FX tab. The
new Split All Grouped Events option affects how the
Split Evnts @ Markers button works. When this option
is disabled and you select a Track in the Select Target Track
list, only the Events in the target Track will be split under the
Markers / Regions highlighted in Markers / Regions listbox.
However, when the option is enabled and other tracks are selected in
the Vegas timeline, Events in those tracks that are grouped with the
Event in the target track under the Marker, will also be split.
A major new feature has also been added in this
release. Optical Scene Detection. You first
select a Video Track, and Highlight and Event(s) in the Main Display Grid, then,
select the context menu item that
brings up the Scene Detection dialog. From this
dialog you adjust and initiate the Scene Analyzer process which creates Regions
on the Vegas timeline that bound all of the detected scenes.
From the dialog you can set the Analyzers sensitivity and edit the
scene boundaries and delete or merge scenes. When
finished you can Accept the scenes or Cancel the operation which
deletes all the detected scenes and related Regions.
In this release I've re-arranged many items in the
Markers, Regions & FX tab. This was needed to accommodate
several new Marker & Region option settings. Option
switches related to Markers/Regions have been combined into a single
option listbox similar to the options in the Track Tools & Options
This release now performs a mixed sort of Vegas
Timeline Markers and Media Markers (if included). Media
Markers now appear mixed in the list in the same Time order as they
do in the Vegas timeline. Previously Media Markers were
appended to the end of the list of Project Markers.
Added the ability to move one or more timeline
Markers / Regions as a group a distance relative to the Vega Cursor.
Added Tooltip Help to the items in the Options list
in the Track Tools & Options tab as well as the new
Markers & Regions Options list.
Fixed a bug that did not display all Events without
attached Media Tags if Media Tag filtering was selected and the
search text field was left blank.
Changed Font size and spacing for Gap / Overlap
Search section in the Track Tools & Options Tab. The video
displays in some PC's were rendering UI layouts slightly larger than
normal causing layout issues in this portion of the Tab window.
Added a Progress Bar display when Media Tag or Media
Name filtering is being displayed and there are a large number of
Events in the selected Track.
Added a new feature that displays the combined Time
length of all items shown in the main display grid. To
bring up this information, simply place the mouse over the label
that shows the number of items in the grid. Note: this
displays the combined length of all the Events shown in the list.
It does not display the length of time they occupy in the Vegas
timeline; which could be different due to overlap and gaps between
Maintenance release to fix a minor bug that was
introduced with the addition of Align Events to Markers in
the Track Tools & Options Tab.
Added two new features to the new
Audio Tools Tab. (1) A
new Delete Markers button to make it much easier to iteratively try
new analyzer settings, delete all markers and try again. (2)
An indicator label that shows the total number of Markers that are
present in the Vegas Timeline.
Added new feature to Import Markers and Regions
created by the Export Selected Markers & Regions feature that
were not written as a single line. This also Imports
Markers and Regions that follow certain guidelines.
Modified the option that Included Region Length info
when displaying Regions, to now include both End and Length info.
Added new Align Events to Markers Layout
option Preset in the Track Tools & Options Tab. This will
position and size Track Events to Start at, and Fit Between Markers.
Added new Audio Tools Tab. This tab
provides a new feature that can analyze the beat rhythm of targeted Audio Events,
and automatically place Markers in the Vegas timeline at the beat locations.
When used with other new features in the Markers, Regions & FX
tab and the Track Tools & Options tab, you can easily create
a Rapid Fire slideshow that switches images to the beat of music in
your sound track.
Added new button and Context Menu selection in Markers, Regions & FX Tab
to delete Markers / Regions that are selected in the List.
Added new feature that reflects keystrokes back to
the Timeline Tools utility when the Media Tags Editor is open and
the keystroke is not used in the editor.
You can now enter multiple Media Tags at one time by
separating them with a comma in the Media Tag Editors' Tag input
Added a new "Re-Quantize To Frames" action selection
in the Track Tools and Options Tab. This repositions
Event Start and End locations of ALL, or just Selected Events, at
absolute frame locations in the Timeline.
1.0.53 - 12/12/2013
1.0.52 - 10/04/2013
Fixed a bug that prevented Timeline Tools from adding
3rd Party FX to Events if the FX does not support Keyframing.
Magic Bullet Looks could not be added to Events using the Timeline
tools PlugIns Tab options, because the M.B.L. Presets can only be
applied to the Effect directly, and not by way of a Keyframe.
This means that an M.B.L. Effect must remain consistent throughout the
Timeline length of the Event. Although there may
be others like this, this is the first 3rd Party FX I've run across
that doesn't support Keyframing.
Added the ability to export Sony Vegas Pro Markers /
Regions as DVD Chapters to a Sony DVD Architect compatible .SFL
file. Timeline Tools already provided a feature to
Export Markers / Regions as Frame Numbers or Timecode values to a
Text file for Import into DVD Authoring Software. By
simply selecting the new
To DVDA .sfl file checkbox, you will be prompted to select
the Rendered video file that will be used as the base file name and
path where the newly created Chapter Marks file will be located.
From DVDA, select the same target video you used when you created
the Markers file, and press the Load Markers button.
This tells DVDA to look for a .sfl Markers file with the same base
name as the project video file, with .sfl appended to its name.
You may have to delete the video file and re-add it to force DVDA
to look for the Markers file.
1.0.51 - 08/14/2013
Fixed a bug that prevented stand-alone ungrouped Audio Events
from having their Lengths adjusted in the Track Tools & Options Tab
while adjusting Event layout.
Fixed a bug that was inadvertently resetting the
last used Gap Size value to zero on program startup.
Fixed a bug that was preventing the programs various Track
List boxes from being informed that a change in the Vegas Track count had
Added a new Option Button in the Markers, Regions
& FX Tab labeled "Add CD Event Regions". This
provides support for the Vegas Burn CD Tools option for
creating a Disk-at-once Audio CD. This option performs
the necessary CD Layout prior to burning an Audio CD from multiple
Events on an Audio Track. It
automatically adds Audio CD Regions to the Vegas Audio CD Regions Track
that bracket all the Audio Events in the Selected Target Audio Track.
Added a new Option Checkbox in the Markers,
Regions & FX Tab "Mode Group" labeled "Show CD Track Info".
This option switches the Markers & Regions list from showing
regular Video and Audio Track
Media Markers & Regions, to showing the Vegas Audio CD Track Markers &
Regions. Another new option checkbox labeled "Only
display Label Info" reduces the information shown in the listbox to just
showing Marker & Region label info. This, combined
with the "Show CD Track Info" checkbox, and the
Audio CD Regions added to the
Audio CD Track, lets you export the Audio CD Track Region labels
to a Text file that
could be used to print a CD label when all Audio CD Regions are
Selected and the Export Selected Markers & Regions
button is pressed.
Changed the text color of Media PlugIns shown in the main
grid from Red to Bold Violet if the PlugIn is assigned to Media rather than the Event itself.
Bold Violet text
represents Media PlugIns. Black Text represents Video Event PlugIns
and Audio Track PlugIns.
When the Show Take column option is enabled, all
Events with Multiple Takes will be displayed in two or more rows in
the grid. This release contains a change that sets the
background color of all Multiple Take Rows of the same Event, to Light
1.0.50 - 08/01/2013
Fixed bug that caused a problem if Vegas and Timeline
Tools were started without a project already loaded, followed by an
attempt to load a project.
Made change to prevent Vegas Packages from being
selected in the Timeline Tools PlugIns Tab tree. Vegas
Packages are not supported in the Vegas programmers API, therefore
they're not supported in Timeline Tools.
Added new feature that optionally lets Timeline Tools
apply Video FX to the Active Take Media of a Video Event, rather than the Event
Added a new custom Event property named Fixed
that's accessible via the
Tools Property Editor. The Fixed property works in
conjunction with The
Timeline Tools Option Settings, and
Event Gap Management in the
Track Tools & Options Tab to mark Events to prevent their Length
from being changed when the Adjust Events button is pressed.
The Fixed Property can now replace the Vegas Locked Property as the
preferred method of marking Vegas Events to prevent Length changes; but it
must be enabled by checking the Use Fixed not Locked property to
prevent Event Length changes in the Option Settings. The
property can also be displayed in the main display grid if the
Show Fixed Property State option is enabled in the
Added speed Keys to bring up the Timeline Tools
Property Editor. If any Timeline Tools Tab or Control
has been clicked, taking Focus away from Vegas itself, Pressing Ctrl-Shift-P brings up the Property
Editor ready to Edit Events Selected in the Vegas Timeline.
Pressing Ctrl-Alt-P brings up the Property Editor ready to
Edit Events Highlighted in the main display grid.
1.0.49 - 07/07/2013
Added a new configuration Option to automatically
create a Media Tags Backup file whenever the Vegas Project is
Autosaved by Timeline Tools.
Added new menu options to the main display grid context
menu to Export and/or Import Media Tags to/from a Media Tag backup file.
Enhanced the Timeline Tools feature that creates a
DOS Batch file that lets you relocate your Project Media to a new
Folder location. When Vegas detects that existing
Project Media has gone Missing ( because it was moved to a different
folder ) it allows you to specify a new location where the media can
be found. But there's a problem with Vegas when the Media
files are found in the new folder location; Vegas deletes all Media
Metadata that's associated with Project Media such as the Timeline
Tools Media Tags. To get around this problem, Timeline
Tools now creates a special Relocated Media Tag export file at the
same time and folder location where it creates the DOS Batch file.
If you import this Media Tag file after running the DOS Batch file,
and telling Vegas where your Media files are now located, you can
restore all your previously assigned Timeline Tools Media Tags.
Fixed some minor bugs in the Track Tools & Options Tab,
Adjust Event Gaps, Overlap and Size feature. Also added
a new control to "Lock 1st Event". This control greatly
simplifies the process of laying out Events on the Timeline if you
want to adjust your Events, but do not want to also shift your
Events to start at Time 00:00:00.00 on the timeline.
Added several new Properties to the
Edit Event Properties form.
Enhanced the Random Transitions feature in the Vegas
PlugIns Tab. You now have an alternate way of generating
Random Transitions that limits the Random Transitions applied to
Events to only those you add to a Transition List created using the
existing PlugIn Chain editor. The PlugIn Chain editor
now serves a dual purpose role. As before, it allows you to
create a chain of FX and Transition PlugIns that can be applied to
one or more Events. But now, it can also create Transition
PlugIn Lists. Unlike the existing Random Transition
feature, a Transition PlugIn list specifies a fixed set of
Transitions and Presets that are used as the source for generating
Random Transitions. You add Transitions to the List just
like you added FX to the list before; and you save and load them
just like before. But you use them by selecting the new
Randomize Chain checkbox in the Random Transitions group.
1.0.48 - 06/01/2013
Fixed bug that prevented the "Show duplicate Media
Name refs" and "Show duplicate Media path refs" display filters from
Fixed bug that prevented Media Tags from being pasted
into multiple selected Event Takes.
Fixed bug that was intermittently preventing the
right-click context menu in the Media Tags form from being
Some users reported that Timeline Tools failed to
open on their PC. They said the the utility's main window showed up
totally blank. This has been tracked down to a missing Lucida Sans
Regular font on their PC. The common thread was the missing font
only occurred on the PCs of users who had installed Adobe CS4. The
Lucida Sans Regular font was only being used in the Timeline Tools
About Tab. So, as a precaution from this happening again, I've
switched to a different font.
1.0.47 - 04/03/2013
After the release of v1.0.46 I received an email from
a user who was experiencing the effects of the Vegas Swapped Media
bug. But in his case Timeline Tools was not detecting
the problem. His problem was caused by Generated Media being
swapped in place of an Active Take. And in some cases
after the swapping occurred, Vegas was still showing a valid image
in the Preview Window. Using this information, I've
modified the code that detects swapped media problems and have made
these changes available in this new release. I felt this
change was important enough to warrant a new release even though
it's so soon after a prior release.
1.0.46 - 03/29/2013
Added Keystroke detection that allows the user to
invoke the action for specific buttons when Timeline Tools has
focus and any Tabbed window is selected: [ Ctrl-Alt-E -
Adjust Events Button - Track
Tools & Options Tab ]; [ Ctrl-Alt-C -
Button - Markers, Regions & FX Tab ]; [Ctrl-Alt-S -
Chain to Selected Events Button - Vegas PlugIns Tab ];
Apply Chain to ALL Events Button - Vegas PlugIns
Fixed bug that prevented Media Tags from being assigned to
any Take other than the Active Take in an Event.
external tool editor
to allow the user to specify an external Video and Audio editor that can be invoked by
pressing the Ctrl-Alt-X keys when Timeline Tools has the focus.
Added new feature that allows Timeline Tools to open
an .M3U or .WPL audio playlist, and
playlist songs into a new audio track in the Vegas timeline.
program option to disable the verification message box that
appears each time the OK or Apply button in
Add, Insert or Replace
Selected PlugIn dialog box is pressed.
This makes it easier to leave the dialog open and apply the PlugIn
as needed by selecting Events in the Vegas timeline and pressing
program option that allows you to automatically select one or
more Vegas Timeline Events by highlighting one of more Main Display
Fixed several small bugs to improve program stability
and opening speed.
Major change to Timeline Tools Media Tag support.
Media Tags are now attached to Vegas Media Objects as Project Custom
Data rather than being stored in an external XML file.
Under this new method, Media Tags are now saved in the Vegas .veg
Project files. Opening a project containing old media
tags will automatically import them into the Vegas Project as Media
Object based tags. This change offers a tremendous
improvement in editing speed if large blocks of Events are moved or
Added a new feature that allows you to Preview the
Inactive Takes in a Multiple Take
Event. Move the mouse cursor over one of the Inactive Take Cells
in the Main Display Grid of a Multiple Take Event, and the Vegas
Preview window displays the video or graphic media assigned to that Take. This
new feature is enabled by a new
program option in
the Track Tools & Options Tab. If the option is
disabled, you can still see a preview if you hold down the Ctrl Key
before moving the mouse over the Take Cell.
Added a new feature in support of Event Comments.
You can now add Event Comments that will be saved as part of the
Vegas Project .veg file. There is also a new
program option that
shows or hides comments in the grid.
1.0.45 - 02/05/2013
Fixed a reported problem that ProDAD Mercalli would produce an Error
after completing its final analysis if Timeline Tools was running
at the same time. A review of this problem showed that Vegas
was firing a large number of events as a result of the
Mercalli project changes. This enormous
number of events was overwhelming Timeline Tools.
As A result, Timeline Tools is now placed into an idle state during
any project rendering or Playback operation.
Added several status messages to status bar and
Hourglass Cursors during lengthy
Added additional verifications to the Export Event Table code that
creates a DOS batch file to move project media files.
Changed behavior of the Show Take Number
program option. If Disabled, only an Events Active Take
be displayed in the Main Display Grid.
Fixed a bug where a Graphic or Video Media
Take was showing the dimensions of the Active take, rather than the
dimensions of the individual Takes themselves.
feature to Track Tools Tab controls for setting Event Size, Gaps and
Overlap. If an Events Locked property is enabled,
Timeline Tools will ignore making any changes to the Events Length. This
essentially fixes the Event Length for Locked Events.
This is handy if you're building a photo slideshow and want to fix the length of specific Events to
a different size from other Events. From then on, any
blanket Length change you make to all Events will be ignored in the
Multi Event Media Tag editing capability to Add, Delete and Reset Tags.
support for opening multiple files in an external editor that
is capable of accepting multiple file paths in the command line.
This is specified by a new selection in the dialog that adds
and edits external media editors.
new buttons in the Timeline Tools About Tab. These will
open the Windows Explorer to either the Timeline Tools Data
subdirectory, Setup subdirectory, or Project subdirectory.
the way that Takes are numbered in the grid for consistency with the
scheme used by Vegas. Also, the Active Take in Events with
more than one Take has its text color set to Red.
1.0.44 - 12/27/2012
Added new options in the
Markers, Regions & FX Tab -
Process Event Changes. Keep Pan / Crop Zero, Delete Video FX
Keyframes, Delete all but Keyframe 0, and Remove Event
Added context menu selection in main display grid to
Replace Media assigned to an Events Active Take.
Added new display filter
Show Events with Multiple
Takes that will show the Events that contain more than one Take.
Fixed a bug in the
Export Event Table Data
feature that creates a DOS Batch file that can be used to move your
project files to a new location. Previously only the media
associated with the Active Take would be moved, other Takes were
Also added a validation step in the Export Event
Table Data feature that prevents the creation of the Batch file
if there are any Events that contain duplicate file names from
different locations that would cause problems if moved to the same
Fixed a bug in the
Random Transitions feature
that did not allow the full range of available Transitions to be
included in the Random selections.
1.0.43 - 12/10/2012
Added Vegas PlugIn Tab menu option to PlugIn context menu to
Delete, Add, Insert or Replace an existing PlugIn with the
Selected PlugIn & Preset in targeted Events on the Selected Track.
Changed the format of PlugIn Keyframe position from
seconds to the currently selected Timeline Units in the Vegas PlugIn
If Project Snapshot feature is enabled, Event Move and
Reverse operations will now automatically take a new Timeline
snapshot when complete. Any Undo operation that restores Event
positions must be followed by taking a new snapshot.
Fixed bug that caused the Cursor Stack to jump the
Vegas cursor to the Timeline location of the first entry in the
stack whenever a new entry was added.
Added an option to the "Add Points to Selected
Events" feature that allows you to select a Target Track
other than a Bus Track, if Points on a Bus Track were Highlighted in
the Track Extras Tab Point listbox and you chose the context menu
option to Select related Events.
1.0.42 Beta - 11/10/2012
Added project Option to create specially named
AutoSave backup file when the user manually saves the Project.
This can be used to distinguish the difference between times in your
project development when you manually saved your work, and an
Added enhanced capability to the test for the Sony
Vegas Pro Swapped Media bug in the Show misnamed Takes & Media
display filter. The additional test can take a snapshot of the
current Project Event Media settings. If any changes happen after
saving the configuration snapshot, the effected Events will be
displayed in the Main Display Table. those effected Events will be displayed in
the Main Display Table.
Fixed a bug that prevented the Media Size display
filters from be added to the drop down list when the All Video
Tracks Selected Track option was chosen.
1.0.41 - 10/12/2012
Changed Gap / Overlap Search, in the Track Tools &
Options Tab, to allow for searching by Time in Seconds, or by
Added "- Ignore -" to the Fade Type options in
the Adjust Gaps, Event length, Overlap & Fade selection of the Track
Tools & Options Tab.
Fixed bug in making Event Size, Gap, Overlap and Fade
Type adjustments to more than one selected Event with Shift Trailing
Events option enabled.
Changed Track Tools & Options edit boxes to display
time in seconds with 3 decimal digits of precision. This
allows for switching between Time/Frames without loosing the
Added "Ignore" checkboxes to the Event Size, Overlap
Size / Fade In/Out size, and Gap Size input boxes in the Track Tools
& Options Tab. When checked, these fields are ignored
when Events are adjusted.
1.0.40 - 09/16/2012
Editor from v1.039 Beta.
Added new selection in Markers, Regions & FX Tab
for "Don't Fit Large Media".
Added "Don't fit large media" option to Process Event
Added "Show media that fits" and "Show large media"
options to the Media Type
1.0.39 - 08/22/2012 Released as a
Beta Test Version
1.0.38 - 08/10/2012 Released as a
Beta Test Version
Added ability to select multiple rows in the main
display grid, and apply a media tag to all of the selected Events.
Fixed some minor bugs in the
Add Points to
Selected Events option in the main display context menu.
Added feature in the Cursor Stack Context menu to
select the Event under the Vegas Cursor.
Changed the label and operation of the Track Tools &
Option Tab checkboxes for Ignore Gap Removal & Ignore Leading Gaps.
These had been obsoleted due to other improvements. See
the Users Guide for
Added feature to include Marker / Region Labels when
exporting frame numbers or Timecode to a text file.
Added feature to Split Events on the selected track
at the location of the selected Markers or Regions.
1.0.37 - 07/17/2012
1.0.36 - 07/16/2012
Incorporated all changes from Beta version 1.0.35.
Added a checkbox in the Markers, Regions & FX tab
that forces the Vegas cursor to automatically track the selection in
the Markers / Regions Listbox.
Created new Subclassed Context Menu Control to
restore normal Windows Like operation to the various Popup Context
Menus. Context Menus in Vegas Extensions do not behave
normally and required the inclusion of a Close Menu selection.
Fixed bug that opened the media in the highlighted
main grid, rather than the one under the Vegas cursor, from the
Cursor Stack context menu.
Fixed several small bugs related to selections of
points and markers in their respective listbox context menus.
1.0.35 - 07/12/2012 - Debug Beta
Version for testing purposes.
Changed the way that the Restore Media Size Option
works for selected Events. It now deletes all Pan / Crop
Keyframes and resets the default Keyframe to the original dimensions
of the image.
Fixed bug that did not update main display grid when
Media Tags were pasted from one Event to another.
Added ability to use "*" or "?" wildcards when
performing a PlugIn or Media Tag filter on the main display grid.
Added support for viewing Project Regions under the
Markers & FX Tab.
Added feature to search and select Project Markers or
Regions. Wildcard characters "*" & "?"
Fixed bug that prevented the letter "v" from being
used in a Media Tag.
Fixed bug so that cursor stack positions display in the selected timeline ruler format.
Added new Cursor Position History Queue. This
maintains the last 15 positions of the Vegas Cursor when an Event
has been selected in the Vegas Timeline, or from an Event in the
Timeline Tools main Grid.
Added Context Help capability for the various Tab
pages. Click on a page Tab, and press Crtl-F1 to display
the Users Guide for that Tab page.
1.0.34 - 07/03/2012
Changed Autosave backup file Date format from
d/m/yyyy to yyyy/mm/dd. This allows for
better sorting of the backup files in Windows Explorer.
Added new main display grid filter: Show misnamed
Takes and Media. This displays all Events where the Take
Name is not the same as the Media Filename.
Changed the main display grid column title from
Media Name, to Take Name. The Active Take
Name is actually what is being displayed in this column.
Fixed a bug that was introduced in the v1.0.32 build
that caused errors on startup for a fresh install of Timeline Tools.
1.0.33 - 07/02/2012
1.0.32 - 05/22/2012
1.0.31 - 05/19/2012
1.0.30 - 04/18/2012
fixed bug that prevented Event Groups from being
displayed in the Track Extras, Event Group associations tree, if the
Events in the group had been created by splitting another Event.
fixed bug that incorrectly moved events that were
created by splitting an existing event.
added new selection in Auto Save feature to make Auto
Save settings Global for all projects.
fixed bug that prevented Transition Effects from
being deleted from the PlugIns Chain Tree in the Vegas PlugIns tab.
added feature to remove a specific PlugIn from All or
1.0.29 - 03/29/2012
fixed bug related to intermittent positioning the
grid selection to the first event in the grid.
added support for project media tags that can
be displayed or used for filtering the main display grid.
added Media Type Filters for generic size expression
and Media Tags.
added menu option to display first selected Vegas
event in main display grid.
several minor bug fixes implemented.
1.0.28 - 03/06/2012
Fixed bug in Move Events code that could happen when
the main Event Table was collapsed due to Filtering or Type
selection being applied.
Fixed bug that could cause the utility to save it's
settings in the old project location if the user chose to relocated
the project using the Vegas Save As, instead of Save.
Changed the way Event Grid Media Type filtering is
selected, and added several new filters and support for filter
Fixed bug related to searching for duplicate media
names or duplicate media files.
Reduced the amount of Event Grid flicker that
sometimes occurred when a new Event has been selected in the
1.0.27 - 02/23/2012
Fixed bug in Track Tools Gap / Overlap search option.
Events arranged on the Timeline using the Track Tools options for
adjusting Gaps, Overlap, Size and Fade, now moves related
Envelope Points if
the "Lock Envelope Points to Events" option is enabled.
Gap adjustment has been given its own entry field making it easier
to layout Events applying both Gaps and Fade In/Out settings.
The "Add Bus Track Options to Selected Events"
menu selection in the Main Event Grid has been changed to "Add
Points to Selected Events". The menu name was changed because its functionality has been
enhanced. This option can now add
Points to Envelopes on ALL Tracks. Not just a Video or Audio Bus Track.
Fixed bug that could sometimes cause the Project
Notes editor toolbar to disappear.
Fixed a bug that could have interfered with laying
out the grid columns when displaying the results of an applied
Added code to prevent the user from trying to launch
an external media editor on missing media or Vegas generated content
like text events.
1.0.26 - 02/16/2012
Added option to only Match Output Aspect Ratio of selected Events
that contain Wide Media. Landscape mode vs. Portrait
Added program option to "Lock Envelope Points to Events".
This behaves similar to the Vegas "Lock Envelopes to Events" toolbar
option when Timeline Tools moves Events.
1.0.25 - 02/07/2012
1.0.24 - 02/02/2012
1.0.24 - 02/01/2012
1.0.23 - 02/01/2012
Changed the keystroke that adds the
highlighted events in the Event Table to the move list, from
Shift-Tilde, to just the Tilde (~) key.
Fixed popup context menu item that
allowed deletion of selected PlugIn chain entry.
Fixed bug that caused the event grid
highlight to be set one row ahead of the row being double-clicked.
Enhanced Random Transition feature for
Added feature to add points to an A/V
Bus track that brackets each selected Event in the selected Track.
Added option to make the Vegas cursor
track the selected Point in the Track Extras Tab.
Added ability to Delete selected Points
in the selected Track and Envelope in the Track Extras Tab.
Added ability to Select Events that
exist on the timeline as selected points in the selected track
Added ability to filter Points in the
list based on a selectable value comparison.
1.0.22 - 12/06/2011
1.0.21 - 12/02/2011
Added Track Column to Event display table.
Added "All Video Tracks" and "All Audio Tracks" selections to the
drop-down list of Tracks displayed in the Event Table.
These show up in the drop-down list if more than one Video or Audio
Track is present.
Fixed Gap Search bug that could result in searching for Gaps in the wrong track.
Fixed Gap Search bug that failed to initiate search if Vegas Cursor
position was already in a Gap.
Fixed bug in "Shift Points to Cursor" feature when shifting Event Envelope
Points, instead of Track Envelope Points.
Event Table "Size" column will now display the Length of an Audio
Event, if an Audio Track is selected.
Added Track Tools option to ignore removal of a leading gap that may
exist before the first Event on a Track
1.0.20 - 11/11/2011
Added the ability to edit Move-List entries.
Added option to open the File Location of selected Event Media.
Added automatic Project Save feature.
Changed the default state of the startup option that checks for a
newer version of the software, to OFF. This lets the program
load slightly faster.
Fixed a few minor issues related to help text and spelling.
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1.0.19 - 11/03/2011
Added ability to transfer cursor positions in the Cursor Stack, to
the Move-List as Events.
Added the ability to Edit the Move-List.
Fixed some minor bugs that caused the Event table horizontal scroll
bar to disappear if focus was moved away from Vegas by clicking on
another program, and then it was returned to Vegas.
Fixed a bug that caused Events to be added to the Move-List in
reverse order if they were added from the selection in the Event
table context menu.
1.0.18 - 10/28/2011
Added feature that allows Track or Event envelope points to be
shifted directly to the Vegas Cursor location on the timeline. This allows accurate repositioning of envelope
points with a mouse single click.
Added button to the Cursor Stack control group to allow deletion of
all entries in the Cursor Stack.
Added a status message line to the bottom of the Timeline Tools
1.0.17 - 10/20/2011
I just received the latest release of
Sony Vegas Pro v11.0. Timeline Tools needed a few small
modifications to maintain compatibility. Version 11.0 added
new groupings to items displayed in the
Video FX and Transitions
Fixed bug that could cause Timeline Tools to take an exceptionally
long time to load if the open Vegas project contained many event groups,
with hundreds of events in each group.
1.0.16 - 10/18/2011
Added ability to include Transitions to the PlugIn Chain
Added feature to generate and apply Random Transitions to all, or
Fixed a few small bugs to make operation consistent and easier to
Added feature that supports exporting the contents of the Event grid to a text
1.0.15 - 10/07/2011
Fixed bug related to editing and deleting External Audio / Video
Fixed bug that prevented Audio track Plug-Ins from displayed in the
main Event grid.
Added option to display Video Event media size in main Event grid.
Added Support for adding Transitions to the PlugIn Chain
Added feature to add Random Transitions to Events.
1.0.14 - 10/02/2011
1.0.13 - 09/27/2011
Changed the Timeline Tools state machine to recognize saving a new
Project when starting from an empty Project.
Added Track Selection Lock. If enabled, all Track
selection controls follow the setting on the Track Event Into Tab.
Fixed bug that did not restore the selected track when the utility
Fixed bug that might cause a lockup in Vegas if a new Track was
added, then immediately deleted.
1.0.12 - 09/16/2011
1.0.11 - 09/15/2011
Fixed bugs in Event Move feature.
Move now supports moving Events that are both ahead and behind
the target Event location. Previously this had to be done in
Fixed bugs in Markers & FX feature.
Exported Markers were not being directed to the project directory,
and had the wrong name.
The keyboard 'Insert" key can be used to
add the currently highlighted Event table item to the Cursor Stack.
The Move Events feature has been
enhanced with the edition of a Move Event List. This makes it
to move multiple Events that are widely scattered across a large
Project containing hundreds or thousands of small Events.
1.0.10 - 09/06/2011
Fixed bugs in Event Move feature.
Added options to control interaction of
Cursor Stack and selecting Events in the main grid.
Normal view is now always restored on
startup. This could cause confusion if nothing is displayed.
1.0.9 - 08/24/2011
1.0.8 - 08/24/2011
1.0.7 - 08/17/2011
1.0.6 - 08/16/2011
Added column in Event Table - and
associated display option switch - to show Event Locked state.
Fixed bugs in Markers & FX Tab
that applied changes to an Events Pan / Crop and FX settings.
Added code that ignores Locked Events
that are selected to be moved.
1.0.5 - 08/15/2011