The schedule enables you to create and plan your playback and to see the details of each one of your schedules in a calendar representation. Each of the schedules is displayed as a column,this for each days. The days are simply divided with “TimeBlocks” to give your elements a timing and a chronological playback order. You can plan your playback for any date. By default when the TVT scheduler opens, it displays the schedule for the current date. Should you choose to modify the schedule for a different day, the current date (today) will remain highlighted with an orange frame.
To create a “TimeBlock” drag and drop any element from the media items library, such as a design, a video, a group or a command, on to the schedule. By default the new “TimeBlock” fills the whole day and plays in “loop mode”.This “TimeBlock” will as such play the whole day looping what ever content on itself.
- Drag and drop an element of the “media items” to the schedule. As the element is dropped a new “TimeBlock” is created containing the element’s picon. The “TimeBlock” uses the whole day.
- You can add as many elements as you wish from the “Media items” window, by simply dragging and dropping them in to place in the “TimeBlock”.
You can arrange the elements in wichever chronological order you choose in the “TimeBlock”. To change the order, right-click on the element you want to move. You can arrange the elements in wichever chronological order you choose in the “TimeBlock”. To change the order, right-click on the element you want to move.
If you want to use more than one “TimeBlocks” in the schedule, with different start and stop time, you need to de-activate the default function that sets the “TimeBlock” to last for the whole day.
“TimeBlock” with start and stop time
- To de-activate the function, click on the “default duration” button in the Time Block section of the tool bar, or right click on the top of the Time Block and choose the “set Time Block to default duration” in the contextual menu.
- The “TimeBlock” then moves to the top of the schedule and takes the default duration of one hour.In this example the schedule is configured to start at 8:00 am. You can move the “TimeBlock” by clicking and dragging it from the top area. The cursor turns into a by directional arrow. You can now slide it in to place to the time desired.
Note : by moving the “TimeBlock” you can see that the starting and ending time are updated instantly.
In this example , we have moved the “TimeBlock” one hour later: 9:00 am. To modify its duration you can stretch the “TimeBlock” by dragging the bottom of the block. As you do that the cursor will change to a double ended arrow.
By right-clicking on the top of the “TimeBlock”, a contextual menu appears offering you various functions.
You can also access those functions in the “Time Block” section of the main tool bar. Those functions help a lot to manipulate the blocks within the schedule : “set Time Block to default duration”, “insert a new TimeBlock”,”Put end time to start of new TimeBlock”, “Put the start time to end of previous time block”. “Put strat and end to fill blank” and “Set time block for all day”.
The “Set time block to default duration” function : resets the “TimeBlock” to the duration to the default value of one hour.
The “insert a new TimeBlock” function, splits the existing TimeBlock in to two and inserts a new blank TimeBlock. You can drag and drop new content in it, from the Media Items window, change its size and move it in the schedule to whatever time required.
The “put the End time to the start of the next TimeBlock” function
The “Put the start time to the previous TimeBlock” function
The Put start and end to ”fill blank” function, stretches the timeblock to fill the empty space between the previous and next TimeBlocks.
The “set TimeBlock for all day” function, set the duration of the timeblock for a whole day. This feature is available only with a right-clic on the Timeblock.