Remove Duplicate Hit Points

Version 01.04.00
Added 22 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

This plug-in removes hit points with the same label and time as another hit point in the score.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hit Points Staff

Version 01.06.00
Added 06 Jun 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in adds an extra staff to your score and places notes on that staff at corresponding locations to your hit points. This makes it easy to see the musical location of your hit points.

To use the plug-in:

  • First, add the hit points to the score, in whatever way you like (e.g. add them one by one via the Play > Video and Time > Hit Points dialog, or using the little clapperboard button in the Video window).
  • Second, choose Hit Points Staff from whichever folder in the Plug-ins menu to which you installed it. You may be prompted that this action can't be undone; click Yes to continue.
  • The plug-in will then create a single-line percussion staff in your score, and add silent eighth notes (quavers) at the nearest semiquaver (16th note) position to the hit point's time position.
  • You can then e.g. change the time signature and add or edit metronome marks to plan our your cue. Each time you make a change that causes the hit points to move, simply run the plug-in again, and it will remove the old notes and add new ones in the appropriate positions.

You can assign a keyboard shortcut to your plug-in to make it easy to run on demand. Go to File > Preferences (in the Sibelius menu on Mac), choose the Menus and Shortcuts page, and then assign a shortcut to the plug-in.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Transfer Hit Points

Version 01.06.00
Added 15 Jul 2010 (last updated 05 Jul 2020)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Since hit points cannot be copied and pasted, this plugin collects the hitpoints from one score and then creates hitpoints with these properties in another score.

This is a 2-step plugin. Run it on the score containing hit points so they hit point data can be collected, then run it on the score that is to receive the hit points.

You should ensure that the information in Play > Video and Time > Timecode and Duration is the same for both scores.

Updated 03 July 2020. Version 01.05.00. Added checkbox to allow tracing of hit points on Copy, even if they would never be transferred.

Updated 04 July 2020. Version 01.06.00. Reordered output fields, added time in milliseconds as wells as time to .1 sec.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.