The Results status bar provides both the video controls and storm selection combo box and appears at the bottom of the application once results have been generated:

Note that the results status bar controls will only be available when appropriate, i.e. the storm selection combo box is enabled only when there are analysis results; the video controls are only enabled when there are both analysis results and there are one or more Profile windows are open.

The behaviour of the bar when there are no results or results are being generated depends upon the Analysis Mode specified in the Preferences dialog box:

  1. User: When Go is pressed, the new status bar disappears, reappearing once the results have been generated. Once results have been invalidated, the new status bar disappears (and results are not regenerated)
  2. Maintain Results: When Go is pressed, the new status bar remains on screen but all of its controls are disabled until results have been generated. In this mode if the results have become invalidated, they are regenerated – in this case the new status bar again remains on screen but disabled until results have been generated.
  3. Background: When Go is pressed, the new status bar disappears, reappearing once the results have been generated. In this mode if the results have become invalidated, they are regenerated – in this case the new status bar again disappears until results have been generated at which point the status bar reappears.

Video Controls 

The video controls are used to control the animation on the Profile. Their basic operation is described below.

Play Animation

Starts the animation or continues if Paused.

 Pause Animation

Pauses the animation. Click Play to resume.

 Stop

Stops the animation.

Frame Rewind

Steps back one frame in the animation.

 Frame Advance

Steps forward one frame in the animation.

 Play Speed

Changes the Play Speed. The animation can also be played at double speed or four times normal speed.

Record

Creates an AVI file of the animation. The video compression option dialog box will be displayed after a file name has been selected.  The options available on this form will depend on the video compressors that are installed.  During the generation of the AVI file no applications or windows should be moved or resized as this may corrupt the AVI file generated.

Storm Selection

The Storm Selection combo box allows the user to select which Storm, or Event, they wish to view on the results forms.

From the drop down list select which storm to show results for when using the various Results Ribbon options.


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