The Replay Desktop DASHBOARD has important menu options at left, discussed individually next.
- Share Publish Queue – Open the Publish Queue panel to manage content you wish to upload (share) or copy to other locations (see Chapter 15 for full details on 3Play’s Publish features).
- Set Publish Destinations – Pre-configure targets for media assets added to the Publish Queue, whether automatically as a result of settings for the Grab feature, or manually from the CLIP LIST or PLAY LIST (see Chapter 15 for full details on 3Play’s Publish features).
- Share Media Folders on Network – Each session has unique Audio, Clips and Stills folders for its media assets.
- This is where the Import Media places session content; these folders are easily located from the Add Media browser in the Replay Desktop. You can enable or disable access to the media folders related to the active session across the network using this menu item.
- Eject – Dismount one of the storage volumes in 3Play’s hot-swap drive bays (or another external volume) preparatory to disconnection or removal.
- Exit – Leave the Replay Desktop and return to the Session screen.
- One Button Marking – Section 8.10.1 discusses methods you will use to mark (define the in and out points for) CLIP LIST events. The “one button marking” method requires only that you press the OUT button; an In point is set automatically at a pre-defined earlier time. This menu items lets you choose the offset used for the automatic In point.
- Still Image Duration – Choose the default duration applied to still images added to the CLIP or PLAY LIST.
- Out Point Padding – This menu item optionally allows play to continue past the actual Out point for CLIP LIST events from a minimum period of five seconds to ‘infinite’ (i.e., until the recorded file ends or you press STOP).
- CLIP LIST Previews – This option (not available in 3Play Mini) toggles the display of Clip Monitors in the area below the CLIPS LIST tabs. Small previews show all recorded angles for the currently active CLIP LIST event row.
- Failsafe Camera Configuration – If you have enabled A/V Passthrough (See Section 7.1.3) you can use this menu item to access setup controls for (video) Input 8 when the session is in Redundant (4 Channel Mode).
- Tally from TriCaster – When a downstream TriCaster is receiving 3Play’s network output via one of its own Network Inputs, enable this option to shown red and green on-air tally borders around 3Play viewports (requires TriCaster Advanced Edition).
- Single Pane View – This powerful option can have a dramatic impact on your replay workflow:
- Enable Single Pane View to collapse the CLIPS LIST and PLAY LIST panes into one ‘super’ module showing CLIPS LIST tabs at left, and PLAY LIST tabs at right.
- Drag selected content from PLAY LIST panes onto other PLAY LIST or CLIP LOST tabs to copy items to the target list.
3Play’s extensive Macros system provides a wealth of powerful capabilities. Macros and related tools are discussed in detail in Chapter 17.
Really, 3Play provides two multiview monitor displays – one right on the Replay Desktop (a.k.a., the Interface), normally comprising its upper third, the other a fully independent display.
The latter is presented on a secondary monitor output labeled Multiview on the rear connector panel.
The overall layout of these monitoring areas is governed by Workspace presets. Click the Workspaces button in the Dashboard area at the top of the screen to display its menu.
Simply select a preset for either Interface or Multiview panes using this menu as shown (Figure 66).
Viewport also have further custom options, such as the display of VU meter overlays. See Section 9.1, Overlay Options for details.
The Multiview Resolution menu item lets you configure the external display device you connect. Select the native resolution of the device for best results.
Note: Changing Multiview output options can cause frames to be dropped, so modifications during live production are discouraged.
DISPLAY COLOR SETTINGS
The final item in the Workspaces menu is Display Color Settings. Select this to open a control panel ()
Figure 67 with multiple tabs, one for each detected display. In turn the tabs are home to Proc Amp controls and settings for the connected display devices. These controls directly control graphics the characteristics of output to each display, and provide a great deal of convenience especially for remote displays that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to access.