13.4 Cue Wait Timing

In addition to manually pressingGo to execute you can also automate the triggering of a cue by assigning a wati value for the cue. The wait value for a cue is assigned in the wait column of the cuelist window. To assign how long a cue timing:

  1. List 1 Open : open the cuelist.

  2. Select the Wait cell for the desired cue, and press Set.

  3. The Trigger Toolbar will appear below the Wait cell; see Figure 13.10, “The Trigger Toolbar”. Select an option from this.

Figure 13.10. The Trigger Toolbar

The Trigger Toolbar

A cue's wait column options are:

13.4.1 Learn Timing

Learn Timing allows you to assign a cue's wait time value by manual executing the cues with the Go key when the learn timing option is selected for the cuelist. If a timecode clock assigned to that list is running when learn timing is enabled then the wait value recorded into the wait cell will be a timecode value.

To use Learn Timing with timecode:

  1. Open, Choose : open the Cuelist window of the required cuelist.

  2. OptionsCuelist Options : open the Cuelist pane of the cuelist's Options window.

  3. Select Enable Timecode, and choose a timecode source. Close the Options window.

  4. In the Cuelist window, click View Timecode. The Timecode Toolbar will open.

  5. If your timecode source is not currently running, click Simulate on the Timecode Toolbar to have the console create a timecode source. Controls for the timecode will appear.

  6. In the Cuelist window, select Learn Timing.

  7. Start the timecode, and press the Go key when the timecode reaches the time that you want each cue to go. A timecode frame value will appear in the Wait cell for each cue.

  8. When you have finished, deselect Learn Timing.

Now when you run the timecode, the cues will be triggered when the timecode reaches each cue's assigned frame. For more information on timecode, see MIDI timecode.

To use Learn Timing without timecode:

  1. Open, Choose : open the Cuelist window of the required cuelist.

  2. Ensure that Enable Timecode is not selected.

  3. Select Learn Timing.

  4. Press the Go key to run the first cue, and again to run subsequent cues after the required time interval. A time value equivalent to the duration between Go presses will appear in the Wait cell for each cue.

  5. When you have finished, deselect Learn Timing.

Now when you run the first cue, the subsequent cues will be triggered at the same intervals as when you ran them manually.

[Tip]Tip

Learn Timing will only set a trigger on a cue that is currently set to Halt - that is, it has an empty Wait cell. To remove existing wait times from cues, select the wait cell(s) and press Set. Select Halt from the toolbar.

13.4.2 Clock Triggers

To assign a cue to be triggered at a particular time and date using Hog 4OS's internal clock:

  1. List 1 Open : open the cuelist.

  2. Select the Wait cell for the desired cue, and press Set.

  3. The Trigger Toolbar will appear below the Wait cell; see Figure 13.10, “The Trigger Toolbar”.

  4. Select Clock; the Clock Trigger window will open:

    The clock trigger window
  5. Adjust the Start Time and Start Date to assign a single shot trigger.

  6. If you want the trigger to recur at regular intervals, check the Recurrence Pattern check box. Then click the frequency (Time, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly) with which you want the trigger to recur, and select options for the specified frequency.

    [Tip]Tip

    The next valid trigger date and time is shown at the bottom of the Clock Trigger window.

  7. Click OK.

Once you have set a clock trigger, the cuelist window will now indicate the trigger time and type in the cue’s Wait column:

Fragment of a cuelist with clock triggers

To enable or disable the clock functions on a cuelist, toggle the Enable Clock button in the cuelist window:

Fragment of a cuelist showing clock enable button
[Tip]Tip

You can also enable or disable the clock functions for a cuelist in the cuelist's Cuelist Options window, or using macros; see Macros.

Clock Recurrence Patterns

Clock triggers can be programmed to trigger on a regularly scheduled interval such as every hour, day, or week based on the provided start time of the trigger and selected recurrence pattern. To set a reccurence pattern for a clock trigger check the Recurrence Pattern check box. Then select the frequency (Time, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly) for which the trigger should recur. A set of more complex options are then provided to further customize the recurrence pattern.

For daily triggers, a recurrence value of "every 0 days" nullifies the recurrence pattern and thus the clock trigger will only fire once on the start time specified.

For weekly triggers, a recurrence value of "every 0 weeks" indicates that the clock trigger will fire on the days specified but only for the upcoming week. For example, a weekly pattern value of "every 0 weeks" with the Monday and Tuesday options checked will fire the clock trigger on the upcoming Monday and Tuesday and then stop recurring.

The Clock Toolbar

The Clock Toolbar shows the time and date according to the Hog 4OS clock, and information about the next cue due to be triggered. To open the Clock Toolbar:

  • Open + Clock : the Clock Toolbar will open on the left touchscreen:

The clock toolbar

The Clock Toolbar will automatically update its fields according to the next valid trigger.

[Tip]Tip

You can assign the format of the date and time in the Appearance pane of the Preferences window. The Clock Toolbar, Cuelist triggers and the Command Line Toolbar clock will display in the selected format.