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Getting Started

This section will give you all the information you need on how to install MediaShout and be up and running quickly.

Installation and Setup

User Interface

This section will cover all the details of the user interface, so that you can configure MediaShout 6 to your liking.

Control Screen Ribbon (Basics) Ribbon (Advanced) Settings Dialog

Scripts and Cues

Trying to figure out how to setup that presentation? This section gives you all the finer points of building your presentation.

Scripts Cues Inline Editor Cue Templates

Working with Media in a Cue

In this section, you learn all about inserting and editing lyrics, scripture, images, videos, audio, and so much more!

Lyrics Lyric Library Bibles Elements Text Objects

Time Trigger Commands

Time Trigger Commands

Use a time trigger command to advance pages in a multi-page cue at a specific time on an internal timer or at a specific point in a media file. For example, you may want the audience to sing the words to a song whose music will be played from a track instead of live.

There are two types of time trigger commands:

  • A timer-referenced command uses a timer in the command itself to trigger its actions.
  • A clip-referenced command uses specific timecode points in the referenced video or sound clip to trigger its actions.


You add the time trigger command to the first page in the sequence you want to automate.


Creating a Time Trigger command


To open the Time Trigger dialog box, follow these steps:

  1. Open a multi-page cue in the Inline Editor.
  2. Select the first page you want to time in the Pages Area.
  3. On the Home tab, click Cue and Page Options.
  4. Click Time Trigger. The Time Trigger Options pop-up window opens.


Adding a Time Trigger command to a cue


To add the time trigger command to the cue, open the Time Trigger Options pop-up window, then follow the steps below:

  1. Click Enable Time Trigger.
  2. Under Time Source, click Timer for a time-referenced command, or click the name of the media file for a clip-referenced command.
  3. Click Record Time Trigger.

You are now ready to record timings for advancing the pages.


Recording Timings


Before recording your timings, make sure you have a plan in place. For instance, how many pages are going to be added to the Time Trigger Command? What is the duration of each page? Having some notes can help. You can click Pause to pause the recording at any time to look at your notes.

When you are ready to start recording, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Play button.

  2. When the timer registers the correct timing, click Play Next to advance the recording to the next page. Continue this process until you have recorded the entire sequence.
  3. Click Stop to stop the timings, then exit the Time Trigger Recording window.


Editing a time trigger command


In the Time Trigger Options pop-up window, you can manually change the timings, clear all the timings so you can start over, or disable the Time Trigger command.

  • Double-click a timing in the Playback Grid to edit it.
  • To clear the timings, click Clear Playback Grid. This will erase the timings so you can record a new command.
  • To delete the command, delete the timings then clear Enable Time Trigger.


Applying timings to the cue


(Optional) When you are finished recording and editing the Time Trigger Command, click Convert Trigger to Time Advance to apply the command to the cue. This clears the Playback Grid and applies the timings to each page of the cue.


Timing cues to a soundtrack


To create a timed soundtrack, follow these steps:

  1. Open a multi-page cue, such as a Lyric Cue, in the Inline Editor.
  2. Add audio to the cue.
  3. Click Cue and Page Options, then click Time Trigger.
  4. In the Time Trigger pop-up window, under Time Source, select the soundtrack as the reference.
  5. Click Record Time Trigger.
  6. Click Play to start the music.
  7. Click Play Next while the music is playing to synchronize the trigger points to the soundtrack.
  8. Click Stop to save the trigger points to the command then close the recording window.
  9. Edit the timings as needed then apply them to the cue.


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