Play Control

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The play control controls the playing of the timeline
PlayControl

The time dsiplay of the play cursors
Start Stop
Jumps to scene bridges
Wireless mouse remote control
Remote control via external devices

The time display of the PlayCursors:

PlayControl_Timebar
The top line shows the location of the sound cursor, the scene transition you are in and the time within the timeline.
Correspondingly, this is indicated for the light cursor and the media cursor.
Using the buttons PlayStart32 PlayPause32, you can start and stop sound, light or media cursors individually.

The time display until the next action (scene bridge):

TimeRecording

The time to the next scene bridge is displayed here. When playing the timeline, this time will be decreased.
Depending on whether a sound, light or media scene bridge is next, the time up to this scene bridge is displayed.
In principle, this time can be interpreted as time until the next action.


The time is displayed in several ways:
TimeRecording_Normal White or green font
black background
There are more than 30 seconds to the next action
The white font shows the time the scene bridges are arranged in the timeline.
The green font indicates the recorded time (see below)
TimeRecording_Warning1 Orange writing There are less than 30 seconds to the next action
TimeRecording_Warning2 Red font with red frame There are less than 10 seconds to the next action
TimeRecording_Warning_Stopped
TimeRecording_Warning_OneStopped
The background turns red This means that either the sound or the light or all three have been stopped.
Three cases can be distinguished:
  • Sound, light, and media cursors have stopped -> The time display stops
  • The sound, light, or media cursor has stopped before the next scene bridge, one of the other cursors continue -> The background is red, but the time for the current cursor is displayed
  • A time has been recorded (see below) and one or all three cursors have stopped -> the remaining recorded time is counted down until it is set to 0.

Record time

The arrangement of the scene bridges in the Timeline may not correspond to the actual timeline of the show. Either the area between two scene bridges has been chosen larger for safety reasons, or it is shorter because only the light is involved.
In order to have a rough estimate of the actual duration, the time between two scene bridges can be recorded when the show is played.
The Time Recording button Button_TimeRecord turns on or off the recording of the time.
You can click the time recording button before the show starts or during the show.
The time from the current scene bridge is measured until the cursor moves to the next scene bridge. The recorded time becomes the property of the current scene bridge and can also be changed manually in the setting window of the scene bridge (double click on the scene bridge - scene bridge settings).

The following rules should be observed:
Only when a time has been stopped is it also possible to switch between the time as arranged in the timeline and the recorded time (Button_TimeSwitch).
The recorded time is displayed in green font.

The button  deletes all recorded times.
 

Start Stop:

The icons (buttons) react when the left mouse button is released.
If you pressed the mouse button on one of the icons and want to cancel the action, move the mouse (with the mouse button pressed) far away from the icon and then release the mouse button.
Rewind Sets all cursors to the initial position
Play Starts playing sound, light and media
Pause Stops playback of sound, light and media
Stop Stops playback of sound light and media, and sets all cursors to the initial position
Forward Sets all cursors to the end position

Jumps to scene bridges:

Jumps always go to the next scene bridge or main scene bridge, either the next or the previous scene bridge.
This is a bit tricky to put into words, just try it out.

When jumping to the next scene bridge, the cursor moves forward (sound, DMX and media), which is the furthest to the left. The last cursor picks up the other cursors.
When jumps to the previous scene bridge: The cursor always jumps back (sound, DMX and media), which is the furthest to the right.

The icons (buttons) react when the left mouse button is released.
If you pressed the mouse button on one of the icons and want to cancel the action, move the mouse (with the mouse button pressed) far away from the icon and then release the mouse button.

Jumps to the next / previous scene bridge

Jumps to the next scene bridge, this can be a normal scene bridge or a main scene bridge. If it is a main scene bridge, jump all the cursors to this bridge.
PreviousScenebridge Jump to the next scene bridge
NextScenebridge Jump to the previous scene bridge

Jumps to main scene bridges:

Here, all cursors jump to the next main scene bridge, normal scene bridges are skipped.
PreviousMainScenebridge Jump to the next main scene bridge
NextMainScenebridge Jump to the previous main scene bridge

Wireless mouse- keyboard - presenter remote control:

The playback of the timeline and jingles can also be remote controlled with a wireless mouse, a keyboard or a presenter.
A presenter is a small radio (USB or Blurtooth) that simulates a keyboard with few selected keys, it is mostly used to control PowerPoint presentations.

MouseRemoteControlIf the mouse pointer is within this rectangle, remote control is activated (the background turns green).
Alternatively, you can click on the mouse symbol below, hen the remote control also works outside the rectangle on the complete window of the liveSHOW software.


What is triggered by a mouse/key click can be set individually by clicking on the setting icon Settingsbelow.
Settings The remote mouse control configuration window opens.
Here each action (e.g. jump to next scene, start jingle,...) can be assigned a mouse click or keystroke event.
The global mouse control is opened, here the mouse and key events work on the complete window of the liveSHOW software.
A message window appears in which you can exit the global mouse remote control again.
In order to be able to work with the liveSHOW software normally again, you must first close the global remote control again.


Tips:

Remote control via external devices

Android
Apart from the mouse remote control, there is also the possibility to control the process via an external device. Currently, this is only possible on Android devices. Thanks to the graphical user interface, you can control it more precisely.
Remote control via an Android smartphone is explained in Remote settings.
MIDI
The program SPIT_MidiClient can be downloaded from the liveSHOWsoftware homepage (www.liveshowsoftware.de - menu: 'Download'). With this program it is possible to remote control the liveSHOWsoftware via MIDI controller - see also Trigger.