Dummy Item

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You can insert a dummy item into the playlist by pressing the "+Dummy" button or by selecting the "Insert" > "Dummy item" command from the context menu. Shift+D is the default keyboard shortcut.

Important
It is possible to reassign the default shortcut used for a dummy item insertion and add a new combination(s) via the keyboard customizer. Refer to the Keyboard paragraph for more information about the keyboard customization.

This item is a reserved "empty" item with a fixed duration. It is used to reserve a fixed amount of time in the schedule, to be filled later with item(s) of a corresponding duration.

A dummy item is not broadcast. Operator must fill it in with appropriate clip(s) via the Windows Explorer or Inventory Browser before going on-air. If this item is not completely filled when the previous item in the playlist is on-air, the dummy item is not marked as cued and is automatically skipped; the next actual playlist item is marked as cued and is broadcast instead.

Caution
Cinegy Archive integration and MCRItems are not supported in Cinegy Air SOLO.

Until filled in appropriately, dummy items are shown in red.

By default, the dummy item duration is 15 minutes, but you can change the default duration in the "Preferences" dialog.

Note
The duration of an item cannot be less than 0.5 seconds.

To fill in the dummy item, select the actual item in Inventory Browser or the Windows Explorer, hold the Ctrl key down and drag-and-drop the item into the selected dummy item position; the dummy will be filled with media and metadata of this item.

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The dummy item behavior depends on the duration of an item it is filled with. If the inserted item is shorter, the dummy item is cropped correspondingly and placed after it.

If the inserted item is longer, the following dialog appears:

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Press "Yes" to keep the original dummy item duration; in this case the clip Out point will be shifted back to match the required duration.

Choose "No" to preserve the duration of the new item.

Abort the replacement by pressing "Cancel".

Live Item

Depending on your playback configuration, a live signal goes from the defined input device or from IP (if the "Use RTP/UDP input" option is enabled) to output without being affected by Cinegy Air.

Important
Refer to the Playback device settings section in the Cinegy Playout manual for details about setting up the input and output devices.

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Press the "+Live" button on the item editor panel to add a live item after the selected item. This command is also available from the "Item" main menu: "Insert" > "Live item". The default keyboard shortcut is Shift+L.

Having added a live item to the playlist, the follow item will be triggered as manual end. Clocked trigger type items will be unchanged.

Important
It is possible to reassign the default shortcut used for a live item insertion and add a new combination(s) via the keyboard customizer. Refer to the Keyboard paragraph for more information about the keyboard customization.

By default, the live item duration is 15 minutes, but you can change the default duration in the "Preferences" dialog.

Note
The duration of an item cannot be less than 0.5 seconds. For live items the In point is always set to 00:00:00:00.

To define the RTP/UDP source URL, select the "Item properties…​" command from the live item context menu and switch to the "Parameters" tab. The description of "Live Source" parameters is given here. Alternatively, you can simply drag-and-drop the RTP/UDP URL from the Cinegy Route Browser holding the Ctrl key down directly to the live item entry in the playlist.

Note Item

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Press the "+Note" button or select the "Insert" > "Comment" command from the "Item" main menu to add a note to the playlist above the currently selected item. Adding a note does not affect your time scale. To edit a note, double-click it or press F2 and enter your new text. Hit Esc to cancel the operation.