This tab is accessible only if the media server application is currently running (green icon).
The General tab is divided in 3 parts: Top menu, information, and media server’s global settings.
The top menu allows you to Create, Load, Save, Save As, Back up and Restore a show.
Show .xml files are saved in the media server under the sub-folder ‘show’ of the project base folder (the one you defined beforehand on Settings).
• New: Create a new show, type a name for the show then click on OK
• Load: Load an existing show from the list of available shows in your project folder. Select it and click OK
• Save: Save the current show
• Save As…: Save the current show under a new name
• Backup: Create a back-up copy of the current show. This function automatically adds the date and hour to the backup copy
• Restore: Select the backup file to load from the list of backup shows displayed
The Information area located under the buttons gives you the following information:
• Show name: The name you typed when you saved the show. If you haven’t created a new show or renamed a previous one, the default show name is…“default.xml”
• Desktop resolution and frequency: This is the server’s effective resolution, the total pixels you setup the AMD graphics card for. Check that it fits your needs, as the server and your video files frequency have to be set at the same or multiple value. e.g. If your files are in 25P or 50P, the server has to be in 50Hz. If your files are in 30P or 60P, the server has to be in 60Hz. Here you can check if the multi-screen mode is enabled. For instance, a server set up in 1920×1080 multi-screen mode (Eyefinity) and displaying a 1920×1080 resolution instead of a 3840×1080, means the multi-screen mode is currently not active.
• Project folder: Specify the project folder path on the media server using the remote. You can define it directly from the Settings menu from the Control tab
• Mac Address: Physical address of the media server’s network card
• Audio: gives information about the configuration of the sound card and the number of available outputs
Server Global Settings:
• Name: You can name the media server in order to find it easily when browsing the media server list. In addition, you can select a color for your media server by clicking on the color palette and choosing one of the colors.
• Master (enabled): The main Modulo Player in a network needs to be in Master mode. Deactivate this on each Modulo Player that you want to synchronize to the master Modulo Player
• Cluster ID: Allows you to have several Master/Slave systems on the same network. Each group needs to have a unique cluster Id (and only one master per group)
• AutoSave: If enabled, the show is automatically saved whenever a change occurs. The best is to activate it when encoding the show, and to disable it during playback. An autosave triggers a short freeze when saving. Consequently it is not recommended to use it during playback.
• AutoBackup: You can choose to trigger automatically a backup of the show. The best is to activate it when encoding the show, and to disable it during playback. An autosave triggers a short freeze when saving. Consequently it is not recommended to use it during playback.
• Media ID: By default, the master/slaves copy mode for playlists requires identical media names in the Playlist.Click on this to change this setting
• Time frame value: Set the framerate used in the timecode editor. This does not affect playback
Pixel Workspace: Define a pixel surface. Then, extract pixel zones to assign Outputs and attribute media composition displayed in the Playlists. Give the Pixel Workspace dimensions for each server.
Virtual Position: (for multi-server configuration) Specify a position offset when you are working under Virtual mode for the position of your media in a playlist. That way you can make media position relevant to several servers’ pixel workspace at the same time.
Audio Volume: You can set up the overall sound level of the Modulo Player. You can also edit it with a task using the Modulo device. For instance, it allows you to adjust the sound level depending on the time of the day if you are designing a permanent outdoor installation.
Gamma Enable: By activating the function you can set up the Gain and Value of the media opacity, playlist master and layers’ fade curve.
Media ID Dialog Box:
This Dialog box allows you to enter the identifier pattern for each media.
You can add several media pattern, change the order.
When you will copy one playlist from the master Modulo Player to the slaves Modulo Player, the following process is done:
If the media is available with the same name on the Slave Modulo Player, the layer will have the same media than in the Master Modulo Player.
If not it will try to match the MEDIA ID pattern to the corresponding MEDIA ID on the slave.
For example if you have the following MEDIA ID on the Master: cat1,cat2,cat3 and on the Slave 1: dog1,dog2,dog3: when you do the copy on the slave the media on the Master “thereisacat1.png” will be replaced by “thereisadog1.png” on the slave Modulo Player if this media exits,…
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