17.9 Configuring Playback Controls

For each cuelist, scene, and batch you can configure how the playback controls work. For example you can:

To assign the function of each control, together with any associated options:

  1. Open + Choose : open the Cuelist window.

  2. Options : open the Options for the cuelist.

  3. Under Controls, select the Master or Main Controls pane; see Figure 17.11, “The Master pane of the Cuelist Options window” and Figure 17.12, “The Main Controls pane of the Cuelist Options window”.

  4. Select the action you want controls to have from the corresponding drop-down list, together with any options.

  5. Press OK when you have finished.

    [Tip]Tip

    Holding down the PIG key while pressing any one of a master's playback keys will release that playback regardless of the function assigned to that key.

Figure 17.11. The Master pane of the Cuelist Options window

The master pane of the cuelist options window

Figure 17.12. The Main Controls pane of the Cuelist Options window

The main controls pane of the cuelist options window

17.9.1 Configuring Master Controls

Each master is composed of a set of master and main control buttons to which Hog 4 OS allows users to assign a vast number of commands as shown in the following tables:

For the Master Play, Master Pause, and Master Playbackwards Controls

Command

Options and Notes

None

Disables the control

Assert

Asserts the master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own assert time for the master, overriding the cuelist's assert time.

Release

Releases the master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own release time for the master, overriding the cuelist's release time.

Go

Go's the master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own fade time for the master, overriding the cuelist's time.

Halt

Halts the master, stopping any fades that are in progress. Select Use Fade Time to use the previous cue’s fade time when going backwards instead of the cuelist’s Back Time. Select Trigger Cuelist Macro to trigger the previous cue's macro when going backwards.

Back

Reverses the currently running crossfade. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own back time for the master, overriding the cuelist's back time.

Restart

Goes to the first cue in the cuelist.

Goto cmdline

Enters the Goto command into the command line, so that you can enter a cue number and press Enter to go to that cue.

Goto

Enter a cue number to go to in the Target Cue cell. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own fade time, overriding the cue's time.

Skip forward

Go instantly to the next cue.

Skip back

Go instantly to the previous cue.

Scale Playback RateAdjusts the playback rate of the master by applying a scaling value to the base playback rate of the master.
  • Temporary: When temporary is turned on scaling will be applied when button is pressed down and released when when button is released.

  • Action and Value:  When action = "multiply" then button press will multiply scaling value by the value specified; when action = "set" then button press will change rate scaling value to value specified.

Scale Effect RateAdjusts the effect rate of the master by applying a scaling value to the base effect rate of the master.
  • Temporary: When temporary is turned on scaling will be applied when button is pressed down and released when when button is released.

  • Action and Value:  When action = "multiply" then button press will multiply scaling value by the value specified; when action = "set" then button press will change rate scaling value to value specified.

Scale Effect SizeAdjusts the effect size of the master by applying a scaling value to the base effect size of the master.
  • Temporary: When temporary is turned on scaling will be applied when button is pressed down and released when when button is released.

  • Action and Value:  When action = "multiply" then button press will multiply scaling value by the value specified; when action = "set" then button press will change rate scaling value to value specified.

Scale Fader AssignmentAdjusts scaling based on fader's control assignment. (i.e. if fader is assigned to "Scale Playback Rate" then a button assigned to "Scale Fader Assignment" will scale the playback rate).
  • Temporary: When temporary is turned on scaling will be applied when button is pressed down and released when when button is released.

  • Action and Value:  When action = "multiply" then button press will multiply scaling value by the value specified; when action = "set" then button press will change rate scaling value to value specified.

For the Fader Control

Command

Options and Notes

None

Disables the control

I Fader

The fader controls fixture intensities being output by the master.

  • Go Off Zero: The cuelist is triggered when the fader is moved from zero, as if you had pressed the Go key.

  • Release At Zero: The cuelist is released when the fader returns to zero; see Releasing Masters.

Manual crossfader

The fader control cues manually: move the fader to the bottom to ‘pick up’ the next cue, then move it up to start the crossfade.

Scale Playback RateThe fader adjusts the playback rate of the master by applying a scaling value to the base playback rate of the master.
  • Upper Bound: : Determines the amount of scaling applied to the master when the fader is at top of travel (Full).

  • Lower Bound: Determines the amount of scaling applied to the master when the fader is at bottom of travel (0).

Scale Effect Rate

The fader adjusts the effect rate of the master by applying a scaling value to the base effect rate of the master.

  • Upper Bound: Determines the amount of scaling applied to the master when the fader is at top of travel (Full).

  • Lower Bound: Determines the amount of scaling applied to the master when the fader is at bottom of travel (0).

Scale Effect SizeThe fader adjusts the effect size of the by applying a scaling value to the base effect size of the master.
  • Upper Bound: Determines the amount of scaling applied to the master when the fader is at top of travel (Full).

  • Lower Bound: Determines the amount of scaling applied to the master when the fader is at bottom of travel (0).

For the Flash Control

Command

Options and Notes

None

Disables the control

Flash

The Flash key brings either the intensity, playback state, or current scaler value (determined by the assignment of the fader) to a specified level, determined by the cuelist or scene on the master. This is equivalent to momentarily bringing the fader to a certain value.

You can enter a percentage level for the Flash function.

Press Go On Flash to go the master when the Flash key is pressed. (does not operate if fader is assigned to scale)

Press Release on Off to release the master when the Flash key is released. (does not operate if fader is assigned to scale)

Press Solo to have the intensity outputs of all other masters taken to zero when the Flash key is pressed.

If you select Latching, the action of the Flash key is maintained until it is pressed a second time.

17.9.2 Configuring the Main Controls

When you configure the main playback controls, the settings are part of the cuelist and will be applied whenever you select the Choose key for the master that the cuelist is on. The available commands for the main control keys are shown in the following table:

For the Assert, Release, Goto, Skip Forwards, Skip Backwards, Main Halt and Main Go Controls

Command

Options and Notes

None

Disables the control

Assert

Asserts the chosen master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own assert time, overriding the cuelist's assert time.

Release

Releases the chosen master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own release time, overriding the cuelist's release time.

Go

Go's the chosen master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own fade time, overriding the cuelist's time.

Halt

Halts the chosen master, stopping any fades that are in progress.

Back

Reverses the currently running crossfade on the chosen master. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own back time, overriding the cuelist's back time.

Restart

Goes to the first cue in the cuelist on the chosen master.

Goto cmdline

Enters the Goto command into the command line, so that you can enter a cue number and press Enter to go to that cue on the chosen master.

Goto

Enter a cue number to go to in the Target Cue cell. Deselect Use default cuelist time to enter your own fade time, overriding the cue's time.

Skip forward

Go instantly to the next cue on the chosen master.

Skip back

Go instantly to the previous cue on the chosen master.