Playback Control and Counters

The Master counter shows the elapsed time of the current playout session. Pressing the Stop button resets the counter. The title of the currently playing clip is displayed below the running time code. This is quite useful in case the row played is out of the visible grid range.

(!) TIP: To view the currently playing clip in the beginning of the grid, just click on the Master counter. This will shift the playlist items by placing the currently playing clip at the top of the list. If you want to view the clips before it, use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

The Clip counters situated under the master counter. It can operate in two modes, count-up and count-down mode. Just double-click on it to switch between them!

 

   

The playback control buttons are situated below the Clip counter:

Play  – starts the playback.

Stop  – terminates the playback.

Pause/Resume  – temporary interruption/resuming of the playback. The playback resumes from the same point on.

Next  – immediately stops the currently playing clip and switches to the next clip in the playlist. This happens with a smooth cut without any sound or visual artifacts.

Return   – this button is active only after a Jump has been executed. Use this button to return to the position before the last Jump.

Jump  – immediately terminates the currently playing clip and starts playing the one that is selected, regardless of its position in the grid.

Cue  – interrupts the playback and pauses on the first frame of the selected clip. You can also activate it by holding down the <Ctrl>key and pressing the Jump button at the same time. Use this to prepare a playback clip while displaying its first frame on the output. Since this is a machine-and-decoder-dependent function, you may have to increase the Cue Delay time from the Settings dialog box (Settings -> General -> General -> Cue delay).

Automation  – this button allows you to enable/disable the incoming external triggers (SCTE35/104////GPI input, DTMF tones). When Automation is OFF, the incoming commands will be ignored.

Reset hardware  – resets the hardware driver. If, under any circumstances (bad MPEG media or bad system setup), playback is distorted so badly that normal PLAY and STOP commands cannot help, use this button to reset the hardware decoder.

NOTE: This button is not visible by default! In order to show it, go to Settings menu -> General -> Interface tab and remove the tick Hide reset hardware button.

WARNING! Pressing the Hardware reset button will interrupt the playback!