The Rundown Control allows you to create a rundown from your Graphics Package Overlays. Starting from a blank rundown, add, duplicate, rename and reorder Overlays in just a couple of clicks to prepare all your show’s content beforehand.
You can also group those sequential Overlays in one or more Playlists to organize them as needed.
Bear in mind
We are still working on some features for this new Control interface, hence this beta period.
There are features still unsupported or with partial support, such as:
- Controls for Local-scope Data Providers. Only Global Data Providers are controllable.
- Adaptive UI for small viewports, such as when embedding the control in OBS or similar tools, or when using it on a mobile device.
- Transitions between Overlays of different Scenes. OUT transitions of leaving Overlays will not play, and IN transitions of entering Overlays may be glitchy.
Creating a Graphics Package
When designing a Graphics Package to be used in rundowns, you can think of Overlays as Overlay templates that will be duplicated many times as needed.
- Design one Overlay per layout variation that you will need. For example: “Lower third 1-liner”, “Lower third 2-lines”, and so on.
- Use descriptive names for Overlays and Regions, so they are easy to find and reuse during operation.
You will be able to choose between publishing for the Classic Control or the Rundown Control when you publish a Graphics Package for the first time.
Keep in mind
You cannot switch between Control apps for a given Graphics Package. If you want to use an already published Graphics with the new Rundown Control, you will need to duplicate it and publish again.
Rundown Control Interface
The interface has 7 defined parts, those are:
1. Playlists Panel
This is the starting point for creating playlists. Playlists can have as many Overlays as needed. Use the buttons on the upper right area to create a new Playlist, or to duplicate or delete the selected one. To rename a Playlist, double-click on its name.
2. Playlist Overlays
Here you can add, duplicate and remove Overlays from the selected Playlist. Change the Overlays order by dragging them. Rename them by clicking on their names.
3. Overlay Preview
This panel is where you can preview the selected Overlay before sending it live. You can also preview the Overlay IN transition.
4. Output Preview
A preview of what’s being displayed at the actual Output URL.
5. Quick Controls
Here you’ll find a birds-eye view of all the Regions of the Graphics Package –grouped by Scene–, and the Overlays that are active on each Region.
Each Region will show the last Overlay that was used on it, and its IN or OUT status, which can be quickly toggled by clicking on it.
Click the Region name to switch between all the Overlays of that Region that are present on any Playlist. If no Overlays for a specific Region were added to any Playlist, it will be shown as empty.
6. Overlay Controls
This panel displays all the selected Overlay’s controllable elements, like Texts, Images, and Lists.
You will see changes made here immediately reflected on the Overlay Preview panel.
Whenever you are editing the values of an Overlay that is currently on-air, the updates won’t be sent live immediately. Use the “Update Output” button at the upper right corner to manually send all those changes live at once.
Some controls show a “Direct Update” badge. Unlike text and image updates, those actions will take place immediately, affecting both Preview and Output if it is currently live.
7. Global Providers Panel
If your Graphics Package is using globally scoped Data Providers, they will be listed here.
Use this panel to control these Global Data Providers and change their settings. This will affect the data shown on every element bound to them.
These are the main actions you will find on the Remote Control interface:
1. Update Button
This button appears when a new version of the Graphics Package has been published. It lets the operator decide when to bring those changes, since some elements may have changed.
2. Enable Live Button
Enabling the Graphics Output will remove the watermark in order to go live. The amount of simultaneously enabled Outputs depends on the Graphics Output Quota and limits.
3. Open Output Button
Opens the Graphics Output in a new tab. You can share the Output URL with your technical team so they can integrate it with your graphics integration system.
4. Playlist Actions
Add, duplicate and remove Playlists to organize your Overlays rundown.
5. Overlay List Actions
Add, duplicate and remove Overlays from the selected Playlist.
6. Overlay IN/OUT Buttons
Use the IN/OUT toggle to show or hide an Overlay on the Output. You can only have one active Overlay at the time on each Region.
7. Take all Out button (Quick Control Panel)
Takes out all the Overlays that are visible in the Output.
Workspace Settings Menu
- Show Overlays preview: Show or hide the Overlay Preview Panel.
- Playlist Panel horizontal scroll: Switch the Playlist panel between vertical and horizontal scrolling layout.
- Keyboard Shortcuts: Open the keyboard shortcuts guide.
- Open Output: Open the Graphics Output in a new tab.
- Open in Graphics Editor: Access the Graphics Editor to edit the Graphics Package. This depends on your user role and permissions.