Sibelius has 23.98, but not 23.976 options for frame rate. Careers have been ruined by not acknowledging the incremental bad dub/sync when using incorrect frame rates between 29.97 drop and 29.97 non drop. Can you imagine how badly dubbed/ synced the music is if you have a much smaller number - 23.976. Our brains process sound 60,000 times faster than our eyes view "pictures" - why we have film in the first place. ...more »
Since Apple broke Adobe's Virtual PDF Printer, there's been no way to effectively print/export a folder of scores to PDF. There is a plug-in, but it doesn't work for me and opens every Sibelius score whilst exporting to PDF. The Adobe Virtual Printer converted all Sibelius scores without having to open any of them. It would be nice if this could be a feature embedded in Sibelius, say, as an export option.
Adding expressions (such as dynamics like pp, mf, etc) or technique text (such as divisi, con sord., etc) could be simplified by adding those two options to the contextual menu (right click/control click) and appropriate submenus to reveal their options. These are frequently used actions that require clicking on an item (notehead, etc) then typing Command-E or Command-T to get a blinking cursor. More than too often, ...more »
A DS will not function at all if placed on a bar with a disabled end-repeat. Even though I have it set to play repeats after DS's: - Repeats after the DS are missing one pass; - When my "To Coda" happens on an end-repeat, the repeat doesn't play at all. Example: In the attached score, the end-repeat in bar 4 is set for 2 passes (play 3 times). It plays 3 times before the DS and only 2 after. If I set it to 4 times, ...more »
Currently it is not supported to use Live Tempo using ReWire. However, it is very useful to use, for instance, to sync with a movie and SFX in Pro Tools, for instance. Whereas using the "Tempo track" option in the ReWire mode this would not be possible, it could be in the "Fixed tempo" mode.
An option to fill notes "from left to right" (as in Finale) would be great! This is one of the things that hinders me the most in Sibelius. An option for this would be truly wonderful!
This is relevant during mouse input. Could be an option in Preferences (like Duration before Pitch).
For film/video scoring, it would very helpful to display in the status bar or a popup the tempo required to make the selection playback in a user specified time span.
Formerly placed with the title 'Improve notation features (2)' part of an earlier thread suggesting systemic changes. There should be a way to export system settings. Local (document) settings can be preserved in a house style but this does not include things like modifications to fonts made at the system level in music fonts. Edits made to music fonts - for example slightly larger copies of existing fonts - don't ...more »