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Pause Detection


OnCue has a unique feature that will show where there is extra dead space in your designation clip.  We refer to this as “Pause Detection.”  You can set the threshold (in seconds) under the Edit-Preferences-Cases-General menu. 

OnCue will indicate the pause in the Transcripts Pane by the hourglass    icon to the left of the transcript text.


You can also see that a pause is detected in the Designation List by a yellow bar above the red tuning icon in the Designation List.


You can then preview the video from the transcript lines around the hourglass and use the "split before" or "split after" commands to edit out the pause.

The "split before" and "split after" will split the designation into two designation either before or after the line you selected on in the transcript. To remove the pause you fine tune the beginning and end of the new designation removing the dead air. See Article: Fine Tuning Deposition Designations

Pause in the middle of a line like the above screenshot?
Here’s what you’d do step by step.
1. Select the designation below the long pause (line 15 above) and in line 16, right click and choose “split before”
2. Fine tune line 15 at the beginning and tune the end of the stop with "taking a". In the Video Editor pane, click the pencil icon at the top. You can edit out the middle of a line like the "um...a uh"  See Article: Editing Text in a Designation
3. Select the second designation that starts on line 16 on the tree. 
4. Fine tune the beginning of the line so you hear "long time", as the first words.
This way your scrolling text will look like "taking a long time to answer" without changing line numbers or adding additional lines to your reports. And by splitting and tuning like you did, that is what will be heard.
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