Graphics

For graphics overlays, q.air uses the Singular.Live graphics platform. Graphics and templates are created via the Singular.Live dashboard. Dynamic graphic properties (e.g. text content, position, image URLs, duration) can be edited via the q.air Traffic component.

Singular.Live graphics are organized based on projects. Each project can include one or more compositions, which can be considered as master templates. Each composition consists of sub-compositions that can be assigned to control apps.

Control apps allow triggering graphics manually. Each control app has a unique output URL that is used in the q.air Automation to display the corresponding graphics as an overlay.

Warning

The output URLs are configured during the commissioning of the system and are used by multiple q.air applications.

Do not change these URLs in the Singular.Live settings! Otherwise graphics cannot be displayed by the q.air Automation.

Notice

If you have multiple linear playout channels and want to use a preview output per channel, at least two control apps have to be created for each channel (one for the main on air output and one for the preview output).

Tip

You can find a Singular.Live beginner's guide in this video and a quick tutorial about how to build your own graphics in this video.

For detailed information about creating and managing Singular.Live graphics refer to the Singular Support Portal.

To manage Singular.Live graphics, proceed as follows:

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

    The welcome screen is displayed.

  2. Click on Graphics.

    The Singular.Live sign in page is opened in a new tab.

  3. Enter your credentials and sign in.

    Notice

    If you successfully sign in for the first time the Singular.Live marketplace is displayed. There you can select and download default templates to try out and get familiar with Singular.Live.

    To download a template click on the corresponding item and then on Download.

    The template is added to your apps.

    Afterwards close the marketplace.

    The Singular.Live Dashboard is displayed.

    Singular.Live Dashboard

    Figure: Singular.Live Dashboard

  4. To open the control app of your template, double-click on the corresponding item in the Apps list.

    The control app is displayed.

    Singular.Live control app

    Figure: Singular.Live control app

  5. Select an overlay in the list on the left side and use the Overlay Editor on the right side to edit the properties.

  6. Use the controls on the left side to trigger overlays.

Notice

If you need help customizing your Singular.Live templates, contact the qibb go! COT (Cloud Operations Team) via email at cot.support@qvestmedia.com.


Last update: 2021-04-14