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The Library shows a filtered view of the repository folders defined in just:connect for the this channel. Each tab shows only the files which match the type of tab. Here are two examples:


 Video Tab: Lists all movies from the repository folder(s) defined in just:connect. If a movie does not show up in the list but in the Finder, check if the file ends with one of the supported suffixes: mov, mpg, mpeg, mpegts, avi, mp4, 3gp, m4v, f4v, dv or mxf. Only files with a supported suffix are shown in the library. Even though just:live displays any avi, mp4, mxf and mov file in the library it is possible that a movie does not play out finally because the correct codec to decode the file is not installed on the system. Contact your system administrator for more information. Movies which do not match the output frame rate are highlighted in red and cannot be selected or added to the rundown. Also you can find the placeholders in the video tab to switch to the live source, to add a gap to the rundown or to schedule a placeholder item for a movie which is currently not available. 

 Audio Tab: Lists all movies from the repository folder(s) defined in just:connect. MP3, M4A and WAV audio files are supported at the moment.

 Graphic Tab: Lists all graphic files from the repository folder(s) defined in just:connect. Only graphic files with one of the supported suffixes are shown: composition, qtz, js, jscomposition, png or jpg.

 Event Tab: Lists all router/GPI events which have been defined by the system administrator before. Such elements can be scheduled at any time by dropping them into the "Event" layer in the timeline. 

 Playlists Tab: Lists all previously saved playlists from the repository folder(s). Playlists can be made using just:play but also Final Cut Pro compliant XML files saved in the playlist folder will show up here for immediate use. Once a playlist is dropped into the workbench, all movies will have the "play next" finished action assigned to them automatically.

 Files: Lists all elements which are available (depending on the selected tab) for playout on your system.

 Metadata Columns: Depending on the selected tab you will see more or less metadata columns. You can rearrange and change the width of the columns by moving the elements in the header area. Metadata elements which are shown in red do not match the current playout format and will be changed automatically once added to the rundown. Red colored aspect ratio information means that the aspect ratio does not match, red colored codec information means that the field order does not match.

 Preview Area: Shows a preview of the currently selected element and allows you to:

  • Video: Preview the movie (audio is played out using the System audio device), set an In/Outpoint, define a new Poster frame.
  • Audio: No preview available.
  • Graphic: Preview a graphics file. In case it has a stop frame, the stop frame will be handled like On Air.
  • Event: Under the "Events" tab the preview button changes its functionality and its icon. In this case clicking the "+" button allows you to build a new router control/GPI event. 
  • Playlists: No preview available.

Make a right mouse-click (or ctrl-click) for more file related functions like the ability to reveal the file in the finder. Press the space bar to open Quick Look for the selected file.

  In/Out-Point and Poster Frame Control: See next chapter 4.6 Library: Preview Controls (v2.0) for more informations.

 Search Field: Allows you to search for files and related metadata in the repositories. Click on the magnifying glass to select the metadata column you want to use for the search. 

 Control Buttons:

  • Item Sorting Order Button: Click on this button to change the sorting order (from A...Z or from Z...A) of the selected tab.
  • Open/Close Preview Button: Pressing the preview button shows or hides the preview area. 
  • Refresh Button: Click on this button to refresh the content of the library. This is useful in case your disk storage does not support file system events and therefore the content is not updated automatically in some situations.