Item Properties

This dialog allows you to specify the properties for the selected item. To view and edit, if needed, item properties, select the item and choose the "Properties" context menu command. The following "Item properties" dialog box appears:

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Note
The "Properties" option is not available for Comment items.

This dialog contains two tabs that are described below.

General Tab

On this tab, general item properties are defined.

  • Name – assign the name of the selected item.

  • Trigger Type – redefine the trigger type (follow, clocked or join-in-progress) for the selected item.

  • Manual End – check this option to set the item trigger type to manual end.

  • Original Aspect – define the original aspect ratio of the item.

  • Target Aspect – define the target aspect ratio for the video stream of the selected item.

  • Date Start – specify the start date for the clocked item (only available for clocked items). Uncheck the "Auto" option to specify the start date manually. Press the Datebutton and specify the start date for the following item:

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    Today’s date is marked with the blue frame, and the selected date is shown against the blue background. Navigate through the months with the ◂ and ▸ arrows.

    Note
    It is not possible to set the start date in the past.
  • Start – set the start time for the clocked item. To do this, simply enter a new time in the "Start" field via the keyboard in the hours:minutes:seconds:frames format.

    If the specified date or start time for the selected item has already passed, you will be informed about it with the following error message:

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    If the start time for the current item is later than the start time of the next clocked item, all items up to the next clocked item will be interpreted as "past due" and will be skipped from playing.

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  • Duration – correct the duration of the selected live or dummy item.

    Note
    The default duration for live and/or dummy items can be changed via preferences
  • In and Out – correct the In and Out timecodes manually. You should keep in mind that the new duration value cannot be higher than the original or less than 0.5 seconds.

    Note
    This option is locked for live and dummy items.
  • Comment – edit a comment for the selected item.

  • Skip – select the "Skip" checkbox to set the status for the selected item to "skipped". The current item will be skipped from playing in one of the control modes.

Parameters Tab

On this tab, you can define the audio matrix preset choosing the required one from the corresponding pull-down list.

Important
Refer to the Audio Profile Editor article to learn more about audio matrix presets.

For live items only, check the "RTP/UDP Live Source" option to use IP signal as the live feed for a live item playout. The live RTP/UDP input stream can be selected via the channel browser or via drag-and-drop of the RTP/UDP source URL from the Cinegy Route Browser into the "URL" field. You can also type in the RTP/UDP URL manually.

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RTP/UDP Source Selection

Use this command to select the live RTP/UDP input stream for the selected live item. All the present streams can be registered on the Route Directory Server. This server can be installed on any dedicated PC and can be used by all playout stations.

When you press the "Browse" button, the channel browser appears:

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In the top field enter the "localhost" if the Route Directory Server is installed on your PC locally; otherwise enter the Route Directory Server IP address or network name if it is being used remotely. Press "Browse".

Having connected to the Route Directory Server, you can browse the registered streams as shown below:

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To analyze the availability of the registered streams, press the "Analyze" button; unavailable streams will be grayed out in the channel browser tree.

Here select the RTP or UDP source to be used for the currently selected live item as the live input stream.