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Add estimated times and start times
Add estimated times and start times

Learn how to add a start time and estimated times to a stripboard.

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Written by Brandon
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You're on set, and need an easy way to track when you will start shooting, and how long it will take to shoot a scene. We make it simple to add times to your stripboard. This is important to make sure you stay on schedule and avoid any timing hiccups.

Add estimated times

Step 1 – Enable Est. or Prep and Shoot Times

On the Stripboards page, click the More button and select Customize Columns. In the pop-up, enable Prep, Shoot, and/or Est. Time, and Start Time.

Step 2 – Add Start Time

To add a Start Time, click the start time button on a Day Break.

Step 3 – Add Estimated Times

Finally, click on the Est. Time column and enter your estimated time for each scene. The start time will automatically update based on the estimated time entered.

What is the difference between Prep, Shoot, and Est. Time?

The Prep and Shoot times are the estimated times for each individual action while Est. Time is the total estimate of both Prep and Shoot times. Most users will choose to either show prep and shoot or the total estimated time but not both to avoid confusion.

Can I edit times on a call sheet?

You can edit both start time and Est. time on the call sheet making it a breeze to make changes quickly without having to start over.

Will I be able to view estimated times on the reports?

Yes, estimated times will show up on the shooting schedule report, and the breakdown summary report, making it easy for you to see how long scenes take.

Can I change the start time format?

Yes, you can change the time format from 12 hr to a 24 hr clock on the Project Defaults page.

Best Practices when adding times to a shooting schedule.

To avoid running late, be realistic with the time. In addition to shooting time, you will need to allow plenty of time to set up the equipment.

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