Creating a new block is similar to creating a new program. Select the "Create block…" command from the "Block" main menu or simply press the "+Block" button on the selected item editor panel.
Enter a new block name into the text field of the "Create a block" dialog.
Confirm the creation of a new block by pressing the "OK" button. The newly created block contains an item, named <empty> by default. This item is displayed in red with zero duration.
|You can rename a block at any time by double-clicking the corresponding name field on the playlist panel.|
To select a block, click on the cell with the block name in the playlist table:
Select the block or any item within it and choose the "Block properties…" command from the "Block" main menu:
The following dialog is opened:
In this dialog you can specify main block properties - its name and type, as well as to define whether this block is skipped or not.
Three types of blocks can be set in the Cinegy Air playlist:
The normal block type is used for combining playlist items into structural blocks within programs.
Automatic opt-out and multichannel variation blocks are used in the workflows when the regional variations (e.g. local news or commercials) are broadcast to different regions of the coverage area.
|Refer to the Automatic Opt-Out and Multichannel Variation articles to learn how to configure regional variations.|
Highlight colors of these block types in the playlist can be configured in Cinegy Air preferences ("Edit" main menu > "Preferences").
When the block type is changed to "Multichannel variation", the first item in the block receives the "clocked" trigger.