I’ve been having an issue in Cubase 8 (that didn’t occur in Cubase 7.5 or early) when I use the key command “input position” and type in the bar number, Cubase does not go to that exact bar. For example, if the playhead is stopped at bar 188.8.131.52, and then I input to go to bar 10, the playhead goes to 10.2.1.86 instead of resetting itself and going straight to 10.1.0.0. It then takes two attempts to get it to go to an even bar 10.
The behaviour, how to Insert the time, changed from Cubase 7.5 to Cubase 8. How exactly do you Insert the Input Position? Do you press Shift+P? Is the field then completely highlighted or just the 1st two digits?
Thanks for the reply and the help. I changed the default key command and use the " . " key on the numerical keypad for Input Position. When I press this only the farthest left number (the bar number) is highlighted.
I’m curious as to why Steinberg would change this behavior? Was it such a pressing issue in all other versions that it necessitated change? If so, it would be wise to make this a preference because, if anything, this adds speed bumps to a developed workflow.
There is a preferences in Nuendo. Here, you can choose, on which position should the cursor jumps (which should be the active), or if the whole timecode should be selected (same way, if you double-click).
I’m pretty sure this is a bug, because the behavior is not consistent here (W7 x64). I haven’t done much in 8.0.30 yet, but in 8.0.20, this seemed to happen randomly on my setup. I have not been able to find the condition where this happens, so I have not reported it yet.
It’s definitely happening in 8.0.30 here. Whatever the changes were made in Nuendo probably has to do with the fact you rarely change the hour location on timecode in projects, but I think this should have no effect on bars + beats position input.
I think I’m able to reproduce this: If I stop playback and the Bars/Beats counter is at 184.108.40.206, for example, and I then hit the Input Position to goto bar 5, it goes to 220.127.116.11 (similar to what you said). In other words, if the cursor isn’t on a hard beat or bar, the Input Command doesn’t go simply to an even bar (18.104.22.168). I have to do the Input Command a second time for it to work.
Like I’ve said in my post, that is not what is happening here. The normal behavior is still how I have described above as #1 in Cubase 8, and what I am saying is about #2 getting triggered when #1 is being executed randomly.
Or is this different on Macs now? Or Cubase and Nuendo behaving differently? I’m using CP8 x64 on W7 x64, and I am getting inconsistent behavior as I have described in my post above. Inputting only the bar number would still normally sends me to x.1.1.0, no matter where the cursor is - the problem for me happens only once in a while.
Bender - are you getting this 100% of the time as you have said?
There is something weird going on. I tried this and found only the first digit was affected. Then after a restart and later in the day, in a different project, hitting Input Position which was at 22.214.171.124 and then typing a bar number into the field went to 126.96.36.199, not 188.8.131.52.
Earlier it did go to 184.108.40.206
So I guess I can confirm that there’s an intermittent problem here. But I can’t find a solid repro for it either.
This is frustrating me too, and unfortunately its not consistent so it will probably be difficult to track down. However I never had this issue in Cubase 7.5, so its something new in C8 that is causing this issue. Hopefully they recognize the issue and are working on a fix. You may want to post this as an official bug report (and if you do post the link here so I can +1 it)