This is where you will find hints and tips, and problem-solving advice
What is it for?
EditPoint is designed to let you review an audio file, and mark up any issues for later fixing.
Typically you would use it when walking or travelling, any time where you are not looking to make final edits, but just want an easy way to make notes so that you can locate and fix issues later.
The audio file could be anything- a podcast, radio play or song, for example.
The basic workflow is
- Load up an audio file
- Press “play”
- Tap the large white buttons when you hear something that needs attention
- Tap the red button if you need to type a custom note
- When you have finished, tap Menu, and “Share Event List”
How Do I Load An Audio File?
Place an audio file in any common format, such as .WAV or .MP3, into iCloud, Dropbox, or any other location supported by the Files app. Then tap the “Load” button in EditPoint to select and load up the appropriate file.
TIP: If you have previously created any markers for a file with this name on this device, they will be reloaded along with it. (You can switch between work on several different files, without worrying about losing your work.)
How Do I Mark Changes?
The white buttons represent the notes you most commonly want to make, such as to delete something, fix a problem, or close a gap.
Just tap the appropriate button whenever you hear a problem. EditPoint will create a marker for the note text, and record the time it occurred. If necessary, use the transport keys to skip back 4 or 10 seconds before creating a marker.
We have chosen commonly-used text by default for those white buttons,(for instance you might have “Delete” for something that should be removed, “Check”, when a fact needs to be verified, or legal clearance sought, or “Fix” for an obvious audible glitch) but you can customise them for your own needs by tapping “Menu” and selecting “Settings” (keep the text short).
It is expected that listening to the file at the time given, and reading the note, should make it obvious what needs doing, without needing a detailed explanation.
You can enter custom text for a marker by tapping the red button. By default Playback will pause as you type, and resume when you hit “Done” (you can disable this from the EditPoint page in Settings.)
How Do I Delete or Edit a Marker?
You can delete a marker by swiping from right to left, and tapping “Delete” or edit the text by swiping from left to right.
How Do I Navigate Around A File?
A waveform at the bottom of the screen represents how far you are through the sound file. Tap it to jump to a position.
Use the transport buttons to Play, Pause, Skip forward or back 4 seconds, and Fast forward or back 10 seconds.
Tap a marker to jump playback to that point in the file.
(as you play through a file, the previous marker will be highlighted)
How do I save my markers?
Event lists are automatically saved when you switch away from the app, or sleep your device.
They will reload if you reload the same audio file.
How do I send my marker lists to someone else, or another device?
You can share a list by tapping “Menu” then “Share Marker List”.
This will open up a share window from where you can create an email, text message, Facebook post etc. or open up Notes or Pages and paste into a text file or to a printer.
You can add further notes before you send or print, if necessary.
How do I clear a list of markers?
By default, loading a new file will clear the marker list. But if you (say) load a new version of a file with the same name, where changes have already been made, you can tap “Menu” then select “Delete Marker List” to clear them.
What sound formats are supported?
This is done through iOS’s libraries. In addition to the very popular MP3 and linear PCM (WAV) files, the app can load and play files in AAC, HE-AAC, AMR, ALAC, iLBC, IMA4, μ-law and a-law formats.
Please let me know if you find a format it does not play, and I will create a list of unsupported formats.
How can I contact you?
If you have any problems, or questions, or would like to make a request for a future feature of the app, please drop me a line through the “Email Support” button on the “Menu” page of the app. This will include some useful diagnostic information