The X-Pert Graphics (TB) module is an on-air graphics manager. You can create different static or dynamic objects in X-Pert Graphics, such as rolls, crawls, still pictures, clocks, etc., and save them in projects. The projects could be used directly for broadcasting or as customized templates.

In X-Pert Graphics you can also start objects from previously created project(s) at different times, thanks to its Scheduler.

X-Pert Graphics works together with the X-Pert Playout playout. Separate objects in X-Pert Graphics can be started or stopped via X-Pert Playout, by inserting X-Pert Graphics Net control events in an X-Pert Playout playlist.

For more information about an X-Pert PlayoutTBNetCTrl event, please see X-Pert Playout Settings->Modules->RemoteControl->X-Pert Graphics NetControl chapter.


Quick Start

1.Launch X-Pert Graphics;

2.Click the Crawl button in the object palette in the left;

3.Draw a rectangle in the Preview Area;

4.Type a text in the Properties dialog box and press OK;

5.Press the two Play buttons – one in the bottom of the window and one in the third row of the taskbar.

6.Congratulations! You have just created your first X-Pert Graphics crawl!


Manage X-Pert Graphics Instances

You can use more than one X-Pert Graphics instance if you are licensed to. The number of X-Pert Graphics instances you can use depends on the number of licenses you have. You can create shortcuts for the different instance numbers. This is done in the following way:

Assume that you are allowed to use three different X-Pert Graphics instances – TB instance #1, TB instance #2, and TB instance #3 and that you want to add a desktop shortcut for each separate instance. You have to do the following:

1.Create three X-Pert Graphics shortcuts on your desktop.

2.Right-click on the first shortcut and in the Target field of the shortcut add “\inst0” at the end of the line, as shown in the image to the right. This will associate this X-Pert Graphics shortcut to TB Instance#1.

3.Click OK and repeat the above step for the other two shortcuts.

Enter “\inst1” and “\inst2” respectively for TB Instance #2 and TB Instance #3.

For TB Instance #[n], you need to enter “\inst[n-1]” in the Target field of the Shortcut Properties.