We are using Remote Sequencer on a Studio box. With our new graphics package there are keyboard macro scripts and sequence groups we need to run, but when you run the show from Remote Sequencer, it's behavior seems to be to not load any keyboard mapping or sequence items into Studio. So we don't get our sequence groups and scripts we want to run from Dashboard.
We can get the script to work if we load the project into studio directly, but then we have two projects open, one the local one and then the one deployed by Remote Sequencer, and if you're not careful, it causes other problems.
Is there some way to tell Remote Sequencer not to deploy a project, but instead just use the local copy? Is there some way to tell it to go ahead and load Project Shortcuts and the Studio sequence list?
Thank you for any help,
Are you using project shortcuts, seen here in the top section of my image?
We have a Script Action that was initially placed in the Project Shortcuts. We tried moving it down to the Globals, but then we couldn't get the script to fire.
We'll try that again.
The behavior you're seeing is consistent with the XPression MOS workflow involving a Project Server and Remote Sequencer. What are you trying to accomplish with the Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequence Group?
You are correct that when a running order is activated on the XPression Gateway, any associated project will open in XPression but not become active, nor will take items saved to the project open in the sequencer. Your sequence groups could be saved as an XML take item list that the Director or XPression Operator could open after activating the deployed project in the Project Manager's Project Group. This would need to be done each time the project gets unloaded and reloaded into the Studio engine, but would alleviate the need to open the project twice.
Then depending on what functions your keyboard shortcuts target, they could be loaded into the Global Shortcut section so they'd be available to the engine regardless of the active project. If your operator is working from remote sequencer, it's possible to create a different set of keyboard shortcuts on that program that may accomplish similar tasks.
Thanks Jeff for the clarification. I'll look into the XML Take Item List. We tried moving the Script Action to the Globals, but it stopped working. We'll try that again.
Okay, I think we have a better handle on what's going on.
We just need to "Activate" the project that Remote Sequencer deploys to the Studio and the script is there and works.
We now have an XML Take Item List saved with the items to import.
Thank you all for your help!
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