5.3 Timeline (Detail)


 +  Current Time Indicator (CTI): Indicates the current position. While watching the current playout position ("Master Time Mode") the CTI is always green. In "Edit Mode" you will see the green CTI representing the real playout position and the brighter CTI representing the current preview position corresponding to the color of the timecode.

 Router Control/GPI Events: Router and GPI events are represented by yellow triangles.

 Gap between Movies: Gaps are those parts of the rundown where the playout will go to black because there are no ele­ments scheduled. This is something which usually should be avoided and therefore it is not possible to have a gap between two movies scheduled in the video track of the same playlist. In case there is a need for a gap between movies in the same playlist, it is possible to create one by using the "Gap" placeholder item. 

 Playlist Name: The name of a playlist, which can be changed in the inspector.

 Movie / Placeholder Element: Movie and placeholder elements are represented by grey bars (or slices, depending on the timeline scale) in the "Video"-layer.

 Selected Item: A selected item is highlighted in blue (same for the workbench as seen later). Selecting allows you to modify the item in the inspector. Double clicking an item moves the "Edit Mode" CTI to the beginning of the item and allows you to modify some parameters directly in the timeline.

 Graphic Item: Graphic items are represented by small grey bars (or slices, depending on the timeline scale). Such item can be placed onto the available FX Layers.

 Stopframe Triangle: Graphic items can contain stopframes. They are represented by grey triangles. Changing the duration of a graphic item automatically changes the time it takes to release a stopframe.

 Gap at the End of a Playlist: It is possible that there is a gap at the end of a playlist. You can avoid such situations by activating the "Auto Duration" attribute of a playlist, which will automatically adjust the length of the playlist depending on the content.

 Live Event Item: There is a "Live Event" item in the "Video" tab which allows you to switch to a live incoming signal. It can be used like a movie using a fixed length or with an infinite Length, which is represented by a purple bracket.

 Gap Between Playlists: Gap between playlists can be avoided by choosing "Chained" as the type for a playlist. This will adjust the start point automatically whenever the end of the previous playlist changes. Depending on the configuration of your system administrator the output will be black, but it is also possible that the playout switches to the live signal or a predefined "gap playlist" will be played (ask your system administrator for more information).

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