Let’s see how 3PLAY’s TAGS module makes Memo cell entries even faster.

“Tags” are predefined text entries, prepared in tabs of the TAGS module, located across the bottom of Replay Desktop.

47. If it’s not already displayed, hold down SHIFT while pushing TAGS on the Control Surface.

Tip: SHIFT + TAGS toggles the minimize/restore control of the TAGS pane. See Chapter 13 for full details on the TAGS pane. Section 13.3 discusses other ways to display or hide it.


By default, the TAGS pane in new sessions has 3 tabs, labeled as shown in Figure 38. Assuming you have not already configured some tags, the tabbed tables in the TAGS pane will be empty, but for one item – the first cell in all TAGS tabs contains the entry “SKIP”, and is locked. Let’s add a just a few sample tags to work with.

48. Click the Edit Tags button, and click the tab labeled TEAM.

Tip: Navigate TAGS pane tabs using the Control Surface by holding down SHIFT when pressing either of the TAB buttons.

49. Click cell just to the right of the SKIP entry. Type “home” (without quotes) on the keyboard

50. Press ENTER – the cursor will automatically advance to the next cell and await further input.

51. Type “visitors”. At this point, the entries in your first TAGS tab should resemble Figure 38. Let’s add some entries to the other default tab, and then stop to review what we’ve accomplished.

52. Press SHIFT plus the TAB RIGHT button to show the next TAGS tab (named PLAYER by default).

53. Enter “Baker” into the first empty cell (at row:column coordinates 0:2), and “Smith” into the cell at coordinates 0:3.

54. Continue adding text values to the PLAYER tab cells until first two rows are full.

55. Press SHIFT + TAB RIGHT again, advancing to the third tab. Add “touchdown” to the 0:1 cell, and “foul” to the cell at 0:2.

56. Add more values to this tab if you like, and then turn off the Edit Tags button. USING TAGS Having prepared some tags, let’s try this feature out.

57. Use SHIFT + TAB as required to select the first TAGS pane tab (TEAM).

58. Make sure the Auto Advance button (at right in the TAGS pane titlebar) is turned on.

59. Enable the TAGS button on the Control Surface, delegating the number pad to tag mode.

60. Activate recording.

61. Push OUT on the Control Surface to add a new event to the CLIP LIST.

Tip: In our example, all entries in the first TAGS pane tab are on its top row. Thus we don’t to enter a row number to identify a tag cell. That’s why the bright green background appears behind the column numbers in this case. This green ‘hint’ informs us which digit(s) to enter next to specify a tag – in this case, just the column number.

62. Press the number “1” on the Control Surface number pad (don’t press ENTER just yet). Observe, first, that the text value “home” has been added to the FastClip dataview. This is the value from the 0:1 cell in the TAGS pane. Also, notice that the TAGS pane’s Auto Advance feature automatically presented the next tab (PLAYER), and awaits further input. Let’s add some more metadata to complete our Memo entry for this clip.

63. Enter “03” using the number pad – again, do not press ENTER.

64. Now enter “02”, using the number pad. The dataview should now show the value “home smith foul”. By entering just 5 digits, we have formed a little metadata ‘sentence’. (Of course your working TAGS entries could be more or less complex, and diverse.)

65. Push ENTER to complete the tagging operation. (Remember that SHIFT + ENTER would have pushed the value shown in the dataview window to all angles for the current event.)

Tip: Tagging works whether the TAGS pane is displayed or hidden. Often-used tag numbers quickly become second nature, and of course it can be useful to match tag coordinates with player numbers. You will soon be writing “Memoires of a Replay Artist” using nothing but tags.



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