General

The first line in the General tab contains the Title of the selected playlist item.

 

The IN, OUT and Duration strings contain the IN point, OUT point, and clip duration data. You can change these values in order to make your clips shorter. The Duration is calculated automatically from the IN and OUT values. Furthermore, if you change the Duration, the OUT point will adjust accordingly.

If there is information about the time-codes of the first and last frame in the clip, you can check the TC Value check-box and then into the IN and OUT strings you will see these time-codes.

The TC field is necessary when there are subtitles to be displayed together with the clip, as the time code is the reference for displaying them. If you change the TC value, it will be saved in the playlist for future use.

Playback Speed Change - Click on the checkbox and increase the percentages to enable the fast forward functionality. The clip duration will be automatically calculated, depending on the percentage values you enter.

EXAMPLE: The percentages values meaning as follows:

100% = default clip duration and playback speed

200%  = half clip duration and fast forward speed

TIP! You may use this feature to provide with more time for commercial in 24 hours standard scheduled playlist for movie channels purposes.

When you use subtitles, you should also enter a TapeID value – read more about this value in the SubtitleBox section further in this manual.

You can view and edit the HouseID, Star, and Category information in the relevant strings. The colored square next to the Category string represents the color, which will be displayed in the Category column of the playlist. You can change this color by double-clicking in the square.

Use the Notes string to type your notes about the clip.

NOTE: Content metadata fields, like Category, Star, Notes, could be filled directly into the X-Pert Playout playlist. In this case, the information is saved only for the current playlist. If you use the same file in the new playlist, you have to enter metadata again, unless you have saved it via the Settings preset field.

          It is also possible to keep all metadata in X-Pert Compact MAM. Then, when you create a playlist by drag and drop files from X-Pert Compact MAM, the metadata will be transferred too. You just need to define in X-Pert Compact MAM options the fields for transfer.

          Another possibility is to use external user’s database (traffic, MAM, etc.) for preparing playlist. Then you can transfer metadata from this database to playlist. The exact metadata transfer depends on the term of integration of this third party database.

Keep in mind, that if you change some metadata inside the playlist, the change will be valid only for the current playlist. The changes will NOT be transferred back to the original database.

          ProgramID is checked when the stream is MPTS (it could be a live MPEG2 stream coming from the network or a file). Type the ProgramID (for example, 12060), not the number of the program (i.e., not 1, 2 or 3).

          If you are going to playback a clip while it is being captured, check the Live (delayed) file check-box. If necessary, specify the  Estimated duration of this live playback and then check the  Set out point of live item box.

WARNING! Enable the  Estimated duration option ONLY when your source video is a live stream. Otherwise, an error will most likely occur.

Most of the properties in this window will be displayed in the playlist grid. If you save the playlist, these values will be saved as well.

NOTE: Clicking Previous, OK or Next will apply all changes you have made to the current clip properties! If you want to discard them, please click Cancel.