4.5 Library


 Video Tab: Lists all movies which are available for playout on your system. 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. 

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

 Event Tab: Here you can find router and GPIout events (if they 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. 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.

 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 movie and allows you to the set the in-point as well as the poster frame of a movie. Use the mouse to preview movies and some graphic items. 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. 

 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. 

 In/Out-Point and Poster Frame Control: See next chapter. 

 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.


  • You can navigate the library like a Finder window (in list view) by using the arrow keys. You can preview movies by pressing the space bar. To get information about an item, place the mouse over it and wait for a moment.
  • You can hide/show and dock/undock the library using the corresponding menu options in the "View" menu.
  • In case there are two movies with the same name in the same folder but with different extensions, setting a new in/out-point and/or poster frame will apply the new settings for both movies. Move the movies to different folders to avoid this.

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