The Safe Area Generator.

The ICsafeArea plugin is a comprehensive set of safe areas with extra utilities such as center cross and text height measurement.

To use the safe area generator simply check the “Show Safe Area” tickbox and select the required safe area from the dropdown list.

ICsafeArea as seen when it is first applied to a clip

A note on safe area TV standards.

The safe areas are format dependent (unlike legaliser presets). You will find a different set of presets for old SD525 line standards than you have for HD1080i or UHD. This means that the set of safe areas that you are using ONLY apply to the television format of the clip that you applied ICsafeArea to.

>More Utilities.

Press More utilities to unfold extra features of the safe area generator as shown below.

More utilities.
Thicker Lines

Check this to make the safe area lines more visible. Useful if you are reviewing pictures in a small editing window.

Add Center Cross

This adds a cross to the mathematical center of the frame, half way vertically and horizontally.

Line Color

Use this to change the line color of all of the utilities.

Text Height Measurement

In broadcast station technical compliance documents they will often refer to minimum text height for legal reasons. This is usually in vertical line units (or pixel height). By using the “Text Marker 1” and “Text Marker 2” adjustments you can mark out ant measure your text heights.

License Management

The License management is duplicated in all the other plugins. It enables you to move any licenses you have as well as purchasing/hiring new ones.

Free 30day Trial

I-Comply comes with a free 30 day trial. When you start up ICchecker or any of the other plugins you will see the following.

Press the “Get Free 30 Day License” button and you will get the following button which you simply press.

At this point you will be fully licensed for a period of 10 days. Simple!

After 10 days, if you use the plugin, you will be required to register. When you apply the plugin you will get the following.

Pressing the “Register” button will cause your default bowser to open at the following page.

Once you have registered (Note your email is very important for moving your license). You will get a further 20 days free trial.

Once your 30 day free trial is finished, when you apply the plugin you will get the following.

“Purchase or Hire I-Comply” – will take you online to purchase or hire the plugin. Hiring the plugin, even for a day, is enough to get a job done. This is an OpEx (Operational Expenditure) model where you just charge on to your client for legalisation services. If you use legalisation regularly it may pay to buy a perpetual license to I-Comply.

Here you will see a list of all your computers that you register under the single email address. If you just tick boxes in “DEALLOCATE FROM” and “ALLOCATE TO” and press “RE-ALLOCATE NOW” you will swap your license from one computer to another.

License Type –> Make License Online/Offline

If you are working somewhere with no internet connection or strong security firewalls you can move your license offline. When you do this it will last one week and work with no internet connection during that period. The catch is that you must do this WITH an internet connection so remember to do it before you move to that location!