Automation

q.air uses q.air Automation as playout automation and streaming component. Depending on the number of playout channels, it includes one or more individually controllable players running on playout instances.

Each player seamlessly plays the video content for a linear playout channel based on a rundown, that consists of playlists. The playlists are created via the q.air Traffic planning component.

Each player output can be streamed to web, OTT and IPTV targets.

Via the included q.air Automation user interface, the automation can be manually controlled by the operator.

Accessing q.air Automation

  1. Open and sign in to the qibb go! Portal.

    The welcome screen is displayed.

  2. Click on Automation.

    The channel status overview is opened in a new tab.

    q.air Automation - Channel status overview

    Figure: q.air Automation - Channel status overview

  3. In the Channels sidebar on the left select a channel.

    Notice

    You can only select channels that are online.

    Channels that are online are highlighted with a green circle icon. Channels that are offline are highlighted with a red circle icon.

    The q.air Automation user interface for the selected channel is opened.

    q.air Automation user interface

    Figure: q.air Automation user interface

    Tip

    From the q.air Automation user interface, you can go back to the channel status overview, by clicking the white q.air logo in the top left corner.

Starting and stopping a channel

Notice

Each playout channel instance can be started or stopped individually when deployed on AWS.

Warning

If you stop a channel, the corresponding playout instance is shut down and distribution targets configured for this channel will not receive any content.

In q.air Automation each playout channel instance can individually be started or stopped. To do this, open the channel status overview like described in steps 1-4 of section Accessing q.air Automation and proceed as follows:

To start a channel instance, in the status list click Start for the channel to be started.

To stop a channel instance, in the status list click Stop for the channel to be stopped.

q.air Automation user interface overview

The main user interface consists of the following elements:

q.air Automation user interface

Figure: q.air Automation user interface

  1. Channel information (consisting of channel name, resolution, framerate and number of currently displayed graphics)

  2. Restart player trigger and operating status indicators for internal components

  3. Channel preview

  4. Time-related rundown information

  5. Information about the current clip

  6. Information about the next clip

  7. Channel rundown

  8. Navigation tabs for accessing media assets, playlists, graphics, recordings and stream targets

  9. Media preview

  10. Metadata for the previewed file

  11. Media asset list

  12. User account settings

Restart player trigger and operating status indicators

Restart player trigger and operating status indicators

Figure: Restart player trigger and operating status indicators

This area provides the following controls and information:

Element name Functions
Restart player Restart the player

Manually restarting the player is only necessary in case of an audio or video error.

To restart the player via this function, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Restart player icon.
    A confirmation dialog is displayed.
  2. Click Yes.
    The player is restarted.

Operating status indicators Indicators that display the current operating status of the most important internal system components (e.g. connection to backend components and player status)

Channel preview

q.air Automation - Channel preview

Figure: q.air Automation - Channel preview

The channel preview displays a low-res version of the current player output in real-time. It also provides the following controls for preview, rundown and player:

Icons Name Functions (from left to right)
Preview control
  • Toggle preview player on/off - enable/disable preview player
  • Restart preview - restart preview mechanism
Manually restarting the preview is only necessary in case of an audio or video error.
  • Delete graphics - remove all currently displayed graphics secondary events
Manually deleting graphics is only necessary if graphics are not automatically removed as expected.
Rundown control
  • Cue first clip - prepare the first clip of the current show for playback
  • Stop clip - stop the currently playing clip
  • Play - start playing the currently prepared clip
  • Cue next clip - prepare the next clip after the currently playing clip for playback
Player control
  • Sync player
  • Eject player
The player control is only to be used in case of an error, if the player is not working as expected.

Peak audio meter

q.air Automation - Peak audio meter

Figure: q.air Automation - Peak audio meter

The Peak audio meter indicates the current audio signal level of the channel preview.

q.air Automation - Time-related rundown information

Figure: q.air Automation - Time-related rundown information

This area provides the following information:

Element Description
End of Schedule Actual date and time when the last playlist in the rundown ends
Remaining Time
  • Remaining play time of all playlists currently in the rundown, or
  • "LOOP" (the clip is played in a loop until the operator manually triggers the start of the next clip)
Next Live
  • Remaining time until the next live clip in the rundown, or
  • “LIVE“ (if a live clip is currently played)
Next Fixed Remaining time until the next fixed segment in the rundown
Next Secondary Remaining time until the next secondary event
Overtime
  • "ON TIME" or time difference regarding the scheduled time of elements in the rundown
  • Relevant if a live clip ran shorter or longer than originally planned

Clip information

q.air Automation - Clip information

Figure: q.air Automation - Clip information

This area includes the following information for the currently playing clip and the next clip:

  • clip thumbnail image

  • clip name

  • clip total duration

  • clip remaining time

  • clip mark in

  • clip mark out

  • clip flags

Tip

If the next clip is a live clip, you can start a preview of the live signal by clicking on the next clip thumbnail image.

Channel rundown

q.air Automation - Channel rundown

Figure: q.air Automation - Channel rundown

This area contains the rundown for the current channel. The rundown list contains all playlists, shows and clips that are scheduled for playout. In this list each playlist and show can be expanded and collapsed.

Depending on the type of the currently selected element in the rundown, the toolbar at the top contains the following elements:

Icon/Element Description
Operational mode switch Switch between automatic and manual rundown mode
Reload the rundown
Automatically expand the rundown and jump to the current on air element every 15s (click to deactivate)
Group the selected clips
Ungroup the selected clips
Move the selected clip to the top (set it as first clip of the show)
Move the selected clip one position up
Move the selected clip one position down
Move the selected clip to the bottom (set it as last clip of the show)
Remove the fixed scheduled start time from the selected element
Add the default graphic to the selected playlist, show or clip
Delete the default graphic from the selected playlist, show or clip
Add splicing event for selected clip
Delete from splicing event for selected clip
Delete the selected playlist or clip

The actual rundown list includes the following information:

Column Description
Color indicator Indicator for highlighting the element currently playing:
  • The element currently playing is highlighted in red
  • Grouped clips are highlighted in orange (if multiple groups are used, each group is highlighted in a different color)
  • Other elements have a green indicator
Type Playlist (icon), show (icon) or clip (thumbnail)
Title Name of the playlist, show or clip
Status Playlist scheduled date or clip status, possible values:
  • Cue (next clip to be played, prepared by the player)
  • Ready (clip is ready to be played)
  • On Air (clip currently playing)
  • Placeholder (clip is a virtual placeholder)
  • Error (file cannot be played, e.g. because it does not exist or the format is not supported)
"S" icon Clip has an assigned splicing event
Scheduled Time Scheduled start time (highlighted in green, if the time is fixed)
Actual Time Actual start time
Scheduled Dur Scheduled duration
Sub Indicates if a subtitle file is available for the clip
SE Indicates if there are secondary events assigned to the clip, show or playlist
ST Indicates if there are stream targets assigned to the clip or playlist
Flags clip flags
Clean Switch for hiding all graphics that are assigned to the playlist, show or clip

Media

q.air Automation - Asset list and preview

Figure: q.air Automation - Asset list and preview

The Media tab contains the following elements:

  • media asset preview

  • asset metadata

  • asset list

The preview player provides the following controls:

Icon Description
Fast rewind
Previous frame
Jump to mark in
Set mark in
Stop
Play
Set mark out
Jump to mark out
Next frame
Fast forward

Below the player controls the following time-related information is displayed:

q.air Automation - Preview (time-related information)

Figure: q.air Automation - Playlist

  • Position (current playback timecode)
  • Remaining (remaining duration)
  • Mark In (mark in timecode)
  • Duration (total duration)
  • Mark Out (mark out timecode)
  • Reset (reset mark in and mark out)
  • Thumbnail with file name (draggable element for adding the clip to a show in the rundown incl. timecodes set for mark in and mark out)

Playlist

q.air Automation - Playlist

Figure: q.air Automation - Playlist

The Playlist tab contains all available playlists for the current channel. Each playlist can be expanded to list all included components (shows, clips, secondary events and metadata).

The toolbar at the top contains the following elements:

Icon Description
Search Search a playlist by title
Add the selected playlist to the rundown

The position/time where the playlist is added to the rundown depends on the following:

  • if the playlist does not have a fixed start time, it is appended to the rundown as last element (directly after the previously last playlist, without creating gaps)
  • if the playlist does have a fixed start time but you leave the "Timed" checkbox unchecked, it is appended to the rundown as last element (directly after the previously last playlist, without creating gaps) ignoring the fixed start time
  • if the playlist does have a fixed start time and you activate the "Timed" checkbox, it is appended to the rundown corresponding to the fixed start time

Delete the selected playlist
Reload the list of available playlists

Graphics

q.air Automation - Singular.Live graphics dashboard

Figure: q.air Automation - Singular.Live graphics dashboard

The Graphics tab includes an embedded version of the Singular.Live composition dashboard, allowing you to manually trigger Singular.Live graphics for the current channel directly from within q.air Automation.

For more information about using graphics, see the Graphics section.

Recordings

q.air Automation - Recordings Figure: q.air Automation - Recordings

The Recordings tab allows you to create recording jobs in crash or scheduled mode. The tab contains the following elements:

  • Recording Channels
  • Edit
  • Recordings

The encoder of the recordings channels provides the following information:

  • Current (current time status)
  • Status (recording job status, available states: Idle, Preparing, Created)
  • Total (total time of recording job)
  • Next (time to next recording job)

The encoder of the recordings channels provides the following controls:

Icon Description
Start record job
Stop record job
Cancel record job
Delete record job

The Edit area provides the following input options:

  • Title (name of the recording job)
  • Folder (folder in the media asset list where the recording job should be stored)
  • Source (name of the source)
  • Profile (select the profile)
  • Schedule (activate check box if it is a scheduled recording job)
  • Start (start time of the scheduled recording job)
  • End (end time of the scheduled recording job)
  • Duration (duration of the scheduled recording job)
  • Open end (activate check box if the scheduled recording job has not specified an end)

Stream Targets

q.air Automation - Stream Targets dashboard

Figure: q.air Automation - Stream targets

The Stream Targets tab allows you to create streaming jobs/events for the current channel and to trigger them manually.

The list of Predefined Targets contains all available stream targets and the following information:

Column Description
Icon icon representing the target platform/type
Target Name name of the stream target
Account internal name of the corresponding target platform-specific account to be used by the stream target (if applicable)
Source name of the source stream
Platform target platform
Description short description of the stream target
Create icon create a new streaming job for the corresponding stream target

The Joblist contains all scheduled streaming jobs/events for the current channel and the following information:

Column Description
Platform icon representing the target platform/type
Event event title or category
Target Name name of the stream target
Account internal name of the corresponding target platform-specific account to be used by the stream target (if applicable)
Source name of the source stream
Scheduled scheduled start time
Status streaming event status, available states:
  • Unknown - the status of the event is unknown
  • Queued - the event is queued
  • Preparing - the event is in preparation for the stream
  • Prepared - the event is ready for streaming
  • Starting - the event is starting
  • Running - the event is running
  • Completed - the event is completed
  • Stopping - the event is stopped
Edit edit metadata of the stream job
Link
  • open stream event in a new tab
  • copy stream event link to clipboard
  • Action actions for manually controlling the streaming job, available actions:
    • Queue - queue the streaming event
    • Prepare - prepare the streaming event
    • Go Live - start the streaming event
    • Stop - stop the streaming event
    • Delete - delete the streaming event

    Notice

    You can only trigger actions that are highlighted with a white or green icon color. Functions represented by a grayed out icon are not available.

    For more information about streaming, see the Streaming section.

    Previewing file-based and live media

    To preview media, proceed as follows:

    1. On the right side, select the Media tab.

    2. In the media list select the media type (live, placeholder or clip).

    3. (Optional) To filter the displayed media files, either use the Search field (to filter by file name) or the dropdown menus (to filter by modification date or by resolution).

      The media list is filtered based on your filter settings.

    4. To preview a file, click the Play icon at the right side of the corresponding list item or drag the item onto the preview player.

      The file is loaded by the preview player.

      q.air Automation - File preview

      Figure: q.air Automation - File preview

    5. Use the preview player controls to play the file.

      Notice

      If you preview a live source:

      • the player controls are disabled, except the stop button
      • you can copy the stream URL to the clipboard by clicking the corresponding Path icon in the Common metadata section

    Rundown modes

    q.air Automation provides the following rundown modes:

    • manual
    • automatic

    Manual rundown mode provides full manual control over the rundown. You have to add and delete playlists manually as well as triggering cue and play for clips.

    Automatic rundown mode automates adding playlists to the rundown and triggering cue and play. Playlists created with a future start time in q.air Traffic are automatically added to the rundown. The first clip of the playlist is automatically cued. When the start time is reached, play is automatically triggered. When the playlist is finished, it is automatically removed from the rundown (depending on how the playlist properties "Protected" and "Do not use" are set).

    Notice

    The time intervals that are used to select which playlist should automatically be added or removed from the rundown can be configured via pre roll and post roll settings. Both intervals are usually set between 4 to 8 hours.

    To change the rundown mode, use the Operational mode toggle switch in the toolbar at the top of the rundown. If the switch is activated, manual mode is enabled. If the switch is deactivated, automatic mode is enabled.

    q.air Automation - Rundown mode toggle switch

    Figure: q.air Automation - Rundown mode toggle switch

    Adding a playlist to a rundown

    To add a playlist to a rundown, proceed as follows:

    1. On the right side, select the Playlist tab.

      All available playlists for the current channel are listed.

      q.air Automation - Available playlists

      Figure: q.air Automation - Available playlists

    2. To add a playlist to a rundown, you can either:

      1. drag a playlist and drop it onto the DropZone area on the bottom left, or

      2. select a playlist by clicking the corresponding row in the Playlist tab (the row will be highlighted in blue) and click on the Plus icon (Add playlist to rundown) at the top right.

      The playlist is added to the rundown as last element and the start date/time are dynamically calculated without creating gaps.

      Tip

      To add a playlist to a rundown at a specified start date/time, activate the checkbox in the Sched (Scheduled) column, before you drag the playlist onto the DropZone area or click the Add playlist to rundown button.

      If the playlist already has a specified start date/time, this will be applied. If the playlist has no specified start date/time, a dialog is displayed where you can select the start date/time.

      q.air Automation - Playlist added to rundown

      Figure: q.air Automation - Playlist added to rundown

      Notice

      You cannot add a playlist with a specific scheduled start date/time to a rundown, if there is already a playlist in the rundown scheduled for the same date/time.

      Notice

      Playlists with a fixed start date/time can only be added to a rundown, if the start date/time is in the future.

    Adding media to a rundown

    In addition to playlists you can also add media assets (video file, live source or placeholder) to a rundown, by adding them to a show in a playlist.

    Notice

    If you want to add a video file to a rundown, the resolution and framerate of the video file should usually match the channel properties exactly. For example, if you use a channel that is configured to 1080p and 25 fps you should use files with a resolution of 1920x1080 px and a framerate of 25 fps.

    Video files that use other resolutions or framerates than the current channel properties are highlighted in the media list:

    q.air Automation - Video files with resolutions and framerates that do not match the channel properties

    Figure: q.air Automation - Video files with resolutions and framerates that do not match the channel properties

    By default, you cannot add video files that use other resolutions or framerates than the current channel properties Depending on the channel configuration it may be possible to add files to a rundown, that do not match the channel properties.

    To do this, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown select the playlist to which you want to add media.

      The playlist is expanded and all included shows are listed.

    2. On the right side, select the Media tab.

      All available media is listed in the media list.

      q.air Automation - Video file added to a show

      Figure: q.air Automation - Playlist expanded and media tab opened

    3. Drag a video file, live source or placeholder from the media list on the right side and drop it onto a show in a playlist in the rundown on the left side.

      q.air Automation - Video file added to a show

      Figure: q.air Automation - Video file added to a show

      The selected video file, live source or placeholder is added to the rundown as last clip of the selected show.

      Tip

      Instead of adding a clip at the end of a show you can also replace an individual clip in a show by dragging and dropping the new media asset directly on the clip to be replaced. In this case a confirmation dialog is displayed that also informs you if the rundown duration will be shortened or extended by this replacement. For more information see section Replacing a clip.

    4. (Optional) Change the show’s clip list order to move the added clip to a specific position within the selected show.

    Adding trimmed media to a rundown

    To add only a specific subsection of a video file to a rundown, proceed as follows:

    Notice

    Trimming is only possible for media assets that represent actual video files. In the Media tab these assets are listed in a folder tree. Live and placeholder media assets cannot be trimmed.

    1. In the rundown select the playlist to which you want to add trimmed media.

      The playlist is expanded and all included shows are listed.

    2. On the right side, select the Media tab.

      All available media is listed in the media list.

    3. In the media list select the media asset to be trimmed and click on the Play icon on the right side.

      Tip

      You can also open a media asset in the preview player by dragging it from the media list and dropping it onto the preview player.

      The media asset is opened in the preview player.

    4. Use the preview player controls to select the timecode for the mark in.

    5. To set the selected timecode as mark in, click the Set Mark In icon.

      q.air Automation - Video file added to a show

      Figure: q.air Automation - Trimmed media - Mark in set

    6. Use the preview player controls to select the timecode for the mark out.

    7. To set the selected timecode as mark out, click the Set Mark Out icon.

      q.air Automation - Video file added to a show

      Figure: q.air Automation - Trimmed media - Mark out set

    8. Use the draggable element below the preview player (consisting of thumbnail and file name, located between "Position" and "Remaining") and drag it onto the show to which you want to add it.

      q.air Automation - Video file added to a show

      Figure: q.air Automation - Trimmed media added to a show

      The selected video file is added to the rundown as last clip of the selected show.

      Tip

      Instead of adding a trimmed clip at the end of a show you can also replace an individual clip in a show by dropping the draggable element directly on the clip to be replaced. In this case a confirmation dialog is displayed that also informs you if the rundown duration will be shortened or extended by this replacement. For more information see section Replacing a clip.

      Notice

      Trimmed files in the rundown are recognizable by their color. The scheduled duration (displayed in the "Scheduled dur" column) of trimmed files is highlighted in yellow.

    9. (Optional) Change the show’s clip list order to move the added clip to a specific position within the selected show.

    Editing the rundown

    Editing clip start times and durations

    To edit the start time of a clip, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown click on a playlist to expand it.

    2. Click on a show in the selected playlist to expand it.

    3. To edit the scheduled start time of a clip, in the selected show, click on the Scheduled Time field to be edited.

      q.air Automation - Edit a clip start time

      A dialog is displayed where you can enter the start date and time.

      q.air Automation - Enter clip start time

    4. Enter the start date and time (format hh:mm:ss:ff).

    5. To confirm the new value, click Apply.

      The edited scheduled time is highlighted in green.

      q.air Automation - Clip start time edited

    To edit the duration of a clip, proceed as follows:

    1. To edit the duration of a clip, in the selected show, click on the Scheduled Dur (Duration) field to be edited.

      q.air Automation - Edit a clip duration

      A dialog is displayed where you can enter the duration.

      q.air Automation - Enter clip duration

    2. Enter the new duration (format hh:mm:ss:ff).

    3. To confirm the new value, click Apply.

      The edited duration is highlighted in yellow.

      q.air Automation - Clip duration edited

    Using groups

    The group feature allows you to assign multiple clips within a show to a group. Each group is highlighted in a different color to facilitate differentiation of groups.

    Tip

    You can play a group of clips in a loop, by activating the loop flag for the last clip in a group.

    To add clips to a group, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown click on a playlist to expand it.

    2. Click on a show in the selected playlist to expand it.

    3. In the selected show, select multiple consecutive clips to be grouped.

    4. In the top right corner of the rundown, click the Create group icon.

      q.air Automation - Rundown - Create group

      Figure: q.air Automation - Rundown - Create group

      The selected clips are assigned to a new group and are highlighted in the same color (orange in the example below).

      q.air Automation - Rundown - Group created

      Figure: q.air Automation - Rundown - Group created

    To remove clips from a group, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown click on a playlist to expand it.

    2. Click on a show in the selected playlist to expand it.

    3. In the selected show, select the clips to be removed from the group.

    4. In the top right corner of the rundown, click the Delete group icon.

      q.air Automation - Remove clips from group

      Figure: q.air Automation - Remove clips from group

      The selected clips are removed from the group. If all clips are removed from a group, the group is removed.

      q.air Automation - Clips removed from group

      Figure: q.air Automation - Clips removed from group

    Moving clips

    To change the clip order in a show, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown click on a playlist to expand it.

    2. Click on a show in the selected playlist to expand it.

    3. In the selected show, select one or more clips to be moved.

    4. Depending on where you want to move the clips, select the corresponding function:

      1. To move the clips one position up in the list, click the q.air Automation - Clip replaced File up icon.

      2. To move the clips one position down in the list, click the q.air Automation - Clip replaced File down icon.

      3. To move the clips to the beginning of the selected show’s clip list, click the q.air Automation - Clip replaced First file icon.

      4. To move the clips to the end of the selected show’s clip list, click the q.air Automation - Clip replaced Last file icon.

        The clips are moved to the selected position.

    Replacing a clip

    Notice

    This function has to be used to replace placeholder assets with other media assets that represent actual video files. In addition it can be used to replace any clip in the rundown (regardless of the type) with any other available media asset (regardless of the type).

    To replace a clip in a rundown, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown click on a playlist to expand it.

    2. Click on a show in the selected playlist to expand it.

    3. On the right side select the Media tab.

    4. In the media list select the type of the media asset (video file, live source or placeholder).

    5. Drag an item from the media list on the right side and drop it onto the clip to be replaced in the rundown on the left side.

      q.air Automation - Replace clip

      Figure: q.air Automation - Replace clip

      A confirmation dialog is displayed that also informs you if the rundown duration will be shortened or extended by this replacement.

    6. To confirm the replacement, click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

      Notice

      If the new item is a live source you additionally have to select the duration of the live clip and click Apply.

      The previous rundown item is replaced by the new item.

      q.air Automation - Clip replaced

      Figure: q.air Automation - Clip replaced

    Assigning or deleting a default graphic

    To assign a default graphic to a playlist, show or clip, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown select a playlist, show or clip.

    2. Click the Add default graphic icon.

      q.air Automation - Assign default graphic

      Figure: q.air Automation - Assign default graphic

      The default graphic is assigned to the selected element(s).

      q.air Automation - Default graphic assigned

      Figure: q.air Automation - Default graphic assigned

    To delete a default graphic from a playlist, show or clip, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown select a playlist, show or clip.

    2. Click the Delete default graphic icon.

      q.air Automation - Delete default graphic

      Figure: q.air Automation - Delete default graphic

      The default graphic is deleted from the selected element(s).

      q.air Automation - Default graphic deleted

      Figure: q.air Automation - Default graphic deleted

    Adding or deleting a splicing event

    For information about how to use splicing events, see section Ad Insertion:

    Deleting a clip or a playlist

    Notice

    You can only delete a clip if it is in status Ready or if it is a placeholder. You cannot delete a clip if it is cued or on air.

    It is also not possible to delete a playlist if it includes a clip that is either cued or on air.

    To delete a clip from the rundown, proceed as follows:

    1. Select the clip to be deleted and in the toolbar at the top of the rundown click Delete.

      q.air Automation - Delete a clip

      Figure: q.air Automation - Delete a clip

    2. Confirm the displayed dialog by clicking Yes.

      The clip is deleted.

    To delete a playlist from the rundown, proceed as follows:

    1. Select the playlist to be deleted and in the toolbar at the top of the rundown click Delete.

      q.air Automation - Delete a playlist

      Figure: q.air Automation - Delete a playlist

    2. Confirm the displayed dialog by clicking Yes.

      The playlist is deleted.

    Deleting a fix start time

    To delete a fix start time from an element in a rundown, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown either select a playlist, show or clip with a fix start time.

    2. Click the Delete fix start time icon.

      q.air Automation - Delete fix start time

      Figure: q.air Automation - Delete fix start time

      The fix start time is removed from the selected element.

    Reloading the rundown

    Notice

    Manually reloading the rundown is only necessary in case of an error, e.g. if the clip status is displayed as “Unknown”.

    To manually reload the rundown, click the q.air Automation - Reload rundown Reload rundown icon in the top left corner of the rundown.

    Controlling the rundown playback

    The rundown playback can either be triggered automatically (based on the scheduled playlist start time) or manually by using the rundown control below the channel preview.

    To manually start the playback, proceed as follows:

    1. In the rundown cue a clip to prepare it for playback, by either:

      1. clicking the Cue next clip icon in the rundown control, or

      2. by clicking on the clip status of a clip that is in "Ready" status.

      Notice

      If you use the first method, this either cues the first clip in the rundown (if previously no clip was cued) or the next clip after the previously cued clip.

      q.air Automation - Cueing a clip

      Figure: q.air Automation - Cueing a clip

      The clips status changes to "Cue".

      q.air Automation - Cued clip

      Figure: q.air Automation - Cued clip

    2. To start playback, click the Play icon.

      q.air Automation - Playing a clip

      Figure: q.air Automation - Playing a clip

      The clip is played. The clips status changes to "On Air".

      q.air Automation - Clip is playing

      Figure: q.air Automation - Clip is playing

    3. To manually stop playback, click the Stop icon.

    4. Confirm the confirmation dialog by clicking Yes.

      The playback is stopped. The clips status changes to "Ready".

      q.air Automation - Playback stopped

      Figure: q.air Automation - Playback stopped

      Notice

      If you manually stop playback, the previously cued clip remains cued. To completely reset the player and clip status (setting all available clips to status "Ready"), click the q.air Automation - Eject player Eject player icon below the channel preview and confirm the following dialog by clicking Yes.


    Last update: 2021-04-14