- Open the TriCaster session you wish to backup, then click the Manage icon in the Startup Screen’s Session Page.
- Click the Backup Session button (below the Browse list). If the session has external files in its playlists, choose one of the options from the dialog that opens next.
- Use the system file explorer that opens next to select the location for the backup file, and click OK. This process can take considerable time if the session has a lot of content; in such cases, it’s best not to commence unless time (before a production) permits. (See Configure DataLink Keys)
DataLink™ is an astonishingly useful TriCaster Advanced Edition exclusive, allowing the handling and updating of text and image data from both internal and external source for use in title pages in realtime, as well as other purposes. Briefly, DataLink tracks variables, called DataLink keys, and their values, and updates these values on-the-fly when keys are used in title pages.
Hint: DataLink keys can serve in other ways, too, as for example to automatically insert information such as time or scores into labels and comments of social media uploads, or as instant replay clip metadata.
Since DataLink falls into the general realm of automation and also has access to external sources, complete coverage of its features and capabilities is found in the companion Automation and Integration Guide included with this product; but we’ll mention a few highlights as we go along in this manual as well.
Hint: If not today, we urge you to make definite plans to read the DataLink chapter in the Automation and Integration Guide. Without exaggeration, DataLink is a game-changer. It can save you a great deal of time, prevent embarrassing and potentially costly mistakes, and lift your productions to new heights.
The Manage group link labeled Configure Datalink Keys opens a dialog that allows you to pre-assign values to three special DataLink keys. These session keys serve as the default first and second line text inserts and image used by many of the supplied template title pages. (By taking a moment to populate these keys with, for example, a company name, motto, and logo, you will find much of the included graphic content ready to use for a given production without ever having to type another line.)
- Backup Session under Section 5.3 for more detail.)
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