Display Studio: How do I pause items on the first or last frames?

Topic

  • Pause on the first- allows the director to see the first frame of the content to know that it is queued up and ready to go.
  • Pause on the last- prevents content from going back to the beginning when the duration has ended or blanking.
  • Playlist Pause modes- This will play multiple files and will have the ability to pause on the first and/or last frame of the entire playlist. This is ideal for when wanting to show multiple files before switching back to other content without the possibility of showing a blank frame.

Environment

  • Product:
  • Components: Display Studio, Live Clips, DMP-8000 version 7.27+
  • Control System: Show Control System (SCS), Live Clips
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It's important to note that while a zone and its content are paused, the Real Time Data being shown on that zone will also pause.

Steps

Pause modes in a script button

When creating a playlist within Quick Display or Scripting buttons, the user can customize the behavior for that specific playlist. Users will also have the option to have a single file pause on first or last when playing a single file or when playing a playlist.

How to create a default pause mode via a script button: 

  1. Right click within a scripting container and select New Button.
  2. To start a line of script, select the + icon in the bottom left of the newly created button.  Give the button a name. - Set Pause Mode
    1.  DMP-8000 Player Control
    2.  Choose the player(s) zone(s)
  3.  Set Pause Mode
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  5. Choose the type of Pause Mode from the drop down list and save.
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    • Pause on first frame. 
    • Pausing on last frame.
    • First and Last Frame.
    • Pause on the first frame within the first file of the playlist. This option is in Show Control version 2.20.1 or later.  
    • Pause on the last frame within the last file of the playlist. This option is in Show Control version 2.20.1 or later.  
    • Pause on the first and last frame of the playlist This option is in Show Control version 2.20.1 or later.   

Default pause mode

There may be certain scenarios where a user wants anything that plays in a particular zone or layer to behave in a default manner - always pause every file on the first frame, or pause every playlist on the last frame. In these scenarios, we can set a default for a zone instead of having to set this option within every button.

Resuming

An additional button will need to be created to resume the content after it pauses on the first frame.

Create another button to Resume Display
To start a line of script, select the + icon in the bottom left of the newly created button.  Give the button a name. - Resume Play
  1. DMP-8000 Player Control
  2. Choose the player(s) zone(s)
  3. Resume
Test Operation
  1. Click on the button utilizing the Pause Mode.
  2. Play content from another button. The content should hold on the respective frame if a default mode was set or pause mode settings were used in the individual button.  It will appear in the monitor wall as paused.   This will let the operator/ producer know the clip is ready.
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  3. Click on the resume button to play the content.
When the next item content is played out (either through script or via playlist) it will pause again on the respective frame. 

Pause Modes in Quick Display buttons

The same pause mode options are available in a quick display button.  
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Pause Mode indicators

There are visual indicators in the Quick Display playlist and on the buttons. 
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Default Pause Modes in a Quick Display Container

The default pause mode for Quick Display buttons can be set through the container's properties.  
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Related Resources

How do I use the pause, stop and resume commands in Display Studio

 
 
 

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