I am not sure how to ask this but here it goes. Also, I am a bit of a novice on the dashboard system.We are running Studio Flex Xpression version 11.0 and version 9.6.1 on DashboardFor our American football sports broadcasts, I built a dashboard panel that controls parts of our scorebug. We get data from an All Sports 5000 for the score, clock, period, timeouts, play clock, and down and distance numbers. The scorebug is on layer 0. I have different elements, built on separate pages, to go in as overlays on a different layer, for example layer 3 for all overlays. This would be 1st down text, touchdown, timeouts, etc. I also have popups coming from layers -3 to come in behind the scorebug.
While the game is going on, I need to make some changes or update things on the sequence side of the Xpression CG. The problem is every time the person running the dashboard sends a command to call up another page for the scorebug. The highlight, on the sequence side of xpression, moves to that page he takes. This makes it near impossible to do anything else on sequence while the game is going on.
Is there a way to tell the sequencer, either in preferences on xpressions cg, or in the scripting that I am using in dashboard, to not have it cue or highlight what has been taken? I'm hoping there is an easy answer for this long post.Feel free to ask questions or to elaborate on what I am doing of the dashboard side.Thanks!
What your saying makes sense.
You can avoid jumping to the item for preview by using the upnext command instead of focus.
However I believe Cue and Take will always move the focus to that item, I'm commenting here because I'd also be interested to know if this is avoidable for my own work.
The images I shared by accident are for the Bio Supers that I call up as name supers, from the dashboard interface. I have the same issue with the sequencer highlight as well, moving to whatever page has just been taken. Just clarifying the pics. Thanks
SEQI - Take item AND Focus
TAKE - Take item, focus does NOT move
CUE - cue item, focus does NOT move
UPNEXT - preview item, focus does NOT move
And keep in mind the additional parameters of TAKE (channel and layer) are option. You can send just TAKE 2000.
ah its SEQI that moves the focus, nice one Garner!
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