10. Just Control Basic Setup - Wizard (v4.0)

Option A: Creating a New Channel

Starting Just Control for the first time (or when adding a new Channel) you can use the Channel Wizard to create a Channel.

  1. Make sure to start Just Out and Just Connect from the Dock or the Just Playout folder first.

  2. Then start Just Control which will automatically display the Admin User Wizard. We recommend keeping the defined username for now. Press "Login".

  3. The Device Wizard opens and shows the local IP address and the Port which will be used by the Device. In case Just Out and Just Connect are running on a different machine, you can type in the IP address of the other machine here. Otherwise do not change the settings here!

  4. Verify that Just Out and Just Connect are started on the local (or remote machine) and click "Connect". Once Just Out is recognised, the playout Wizard will be opened.

The Channel Wizard

  1. Make sure the option New Channel is selected.

  2. Enter the name of your Channel into the Channel's name field.

  3. Select the Format the Channel will use for broadcast. Make sure that the frame rate of your Videos is the same as the one selected here.

  4. Select the Type of User Interface you would like to use with this Channel.

    • just:play for automated 24/7 Scheduled Playout.

    • just:live for manually operated Live Playout.

  5. Enter the IP address of the machine where the Just Out engine is running which you would like to use with this Channel, in case it is not the local machine. Usually there is no need to change the IP address and the Port.

  6. Define what kind of Video hardware you would like to use for the final output:

    • Virtual: in case there is no Video hardware available for the final output on the machine running Just Out.

    • AJA: in case you have a supported AJA Video device installed on the machine running Just Out.

    • Blackmagic: in case you have a supported Blackmagic Video device installed on the machine running Just Out.

  7. Change the Repository Folders if desired. The default Repositories are:

    • Video files: /Users/yourUserName/Videos

    • Graphic files: /Users/yourUserName/Pictures

    • Audio files: /Users/yourUserName/Music

    • Playlist files: /Users/yourUserName/Documents/Playlists

  8. Keep “Include Simple FX layer with station and live bugs” activated to load a Tools On Air station bug (and a live bug) by default to your on air signal, where both still images can be changed once the channel has been generated. Deactivate “Include Simple FX layer with station and live bugs” in case you would not like to use the simple FX graphics option for now.

  9. Click the “Configure” button when you are done.

Final Steps

Just Control should now show the Multi Viewer window with one viewer opened. Press the button in the middle of the viewer to open the user interface which has been defined for the channel.

just:live User Interface

just:play User Interface

  • Using the Channel Wizard the new Channel will have one Video Layer, one Event Layer, two FX Layers, one Audio Layer and if activated, one Simple FX layer - independent of the license you bought.

  • Once the license is used to activate the Channel, the number of Layers will change depending on the activation code.

  • It is also possible to add more Layers to an existing channel, once the channel has been generated using the Wizard.

  • Once the Channel has been created you can also add more repository folders or change the existing ones.

Option B: Restoring a Channel from a Backup

When re-installing Just Connect after a drive failure or in case you have started the "cold spare" Just Connect on the redundant machine for the first time you can use the Restore Channels from Backup function to restore the Channel.

You need a Channel Backup to continue.

  1. Make sure to start Just Out and Just Connect from the Dock or the Just Playout folder first.

  2. Then start Just Control which will automatically display the Admin User Wizard. We recommend to keep the defined username for now. Press "Login".

  3. The Device Wizard is opened and shows the local IP address and the Port which will be used by the Device. In case Just Out and Just Connect are running on a different machine, you can type in the IP address of the other machine here.

  4. Verify that Just Out and Just Connect are started on the local (or remote machine) and click "Connect". Once Just Out is recognized, the playout Wizard will be opened.

  5. Activate the “Restore Channels from backup” checkbox at the top.

  6. Copy the folder with the Channel Backup to the machine so you can select the folder with the backup here in the Wizard. Do NOT select single Channel Backup files.

  7. After selecting your Channel Backup Folder click “Apply” to rebuild the Channel and to start Just Control.

You will need a temporary license to activate Just Connect. Customers with a valid maintenance contract using the latest version of our playout solutions can obtain a temporary activation code → here.

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