APPENDIX 2 – Graphic Rules’ Commands, Used for Communication between X-Pert Playout and X-Pert Graphics

In the table below you can find a list of commands, used in the X-Pert Playout Graphic Rules option.

IMPORTANT: All of the commands used in Graphic Rules are CASE SENSITIVE!

Command

Description

LOAD_TEMPLATE=TB_ProjectName.tmpl

Points out which template (created from a X-Pert Graphics project) is addressed.

ObjectName.play

Sends a play command for the corresponding X-Pert Graphics object, designated by its name.

ObjectName.stop

Sends a stop command for the corresponding X-Pert Graphics object, designated by its name.

ObjectName.text

Used for adding text to the corresponding X-Pert Graphics object, designated by its name.

ObjectName.media

Used for adding media to the corresponding X-Pert Graphics object, designated by its name.

PlaylistColumn.text=%clip_PlaylistColumn%

This line contains the name of the X-Pert Playout playlist column [PlaylistColumn] object [Title] and a description of the text that it should contain.

 

For example, the line [Title.text=%clip_title%] contains the name of the X-Pert Graphics object [Title] and a description of the text that it should contain. I.e., in this case, we will extract information from the Title column of the relevant playlist entry.

%clip_title%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding title field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_location%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding location field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_category%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding category field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_notes%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding notes field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_star%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding star field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_start%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding start time field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_duration%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding duration field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%clip_start_date%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding start date field in the X-Pert Playout playlist.

%metadata_MetadataName%

Use this line to show the text from the corresponding metadata, designated by its name.

%clip_title[+n]%

Use this line to display information about the title of an upcoming clip in the playlist, where [+n] is the off-setter.

%clip_title[BM_Test1]%

Use this line if you want to use a bookmark for presenting information about an item in the playlist. Here Test1 is the Bookmark name and [+n] is the off-setter.

%clip_start[+n]{HHMMSSFF}%

Shows the start time and the title of an up-coming clip. Here Next is the name of the text object in X-Pert Graphics, [+n] is the off-setter, and {HHMMSSFF} is the time format to be used. Be aware that the time format can also be {HH} or {HHMMSS}.

          

In case you are in NTSC mode, the start time is displayed in accordance to the PC system time. Thus, instead of {HHMMSSFF}, here you should use {T} or {TT}, where:

{T} stands for short system time

{TT} stands for long system time

%clip_title[CAT_CategoryName+n]%

Use this line to display the title of the next clip (if n=0) down the playlist that belongs to the category, designated by its name. You can also use [+n] as an off-setter.

%clip_start[CAT_CategoryName+n]%

Use this line to display the start time of the next clip (if n=0) down the playlist that belongs to the category, designated by its name. You can also use [+n] as an off-setter.

{!LOGO_ON!} / {!LOGO_OFF!}

Use this command to show / hide the logo from the screen.

SHOW_LOGO_PRESET_n

Use this command to display logo preset number [n], where [n] is between 1 and 16 and stands for the respective logo Preset, as configured in Settings ->  Logo.

{!AUTOMATION_ON!}  {!AUTOMATION_OFF!}

Enables / disables the incoming GPI / DTMF triggers.

{!MUTE_ON!} / {!MUTE_OFF!}

Switches the audio on / off.