Video Clips can be utilized within Production Truck to enhance your broadcast. As a producer you can play various clips such as advertisements, promos, interviews, etc. We recommend that you utilize an .mp4 format when playing clips.
To play a video clip into your broadcast we're going to use the Video Clips Editor window.
You can open the Video Clips Editor window by clicking where it says Video Clips on the left side of Production Truck.
To open a new video clip click on the plus sign in the video clips tray on the bottom of the window. This will open up a window that allows you to search your files for the clip.
Once you have a video clip selected you should notice another black square with a grey plus sign has appeared. You can click on this again to continue adding more video clips to your tray.
To play a video clip click on the clip you wish to play, a orange outline will appear, and then click the transition that you wish to use and it will transition that video clip into the broadcast. When the clip ends it will automatically use the same transition to switch back to the last camera feed.
To remove a clip from your tray, right click on the clip and select remove
You also have the option to chose which audio you want to accompany the video clip. Below the transitions you'll have the option to switch your audio between the audio from the clip or the live audio coming from your normal audio input. You can adjust the audio from your video clip by adjusting the audio levels on the right side of the Video Clips Editor window.
Looping & Graphics
- Checking the Loop box will continuously loop that video clip until you uncheck the box.
- Checking the Graphics box will allow for graphics that are currently in the preview screen to overlay on to the clips themselves.
Load at Start, Clear Clips, Reset
- Checking the Load at Start option will cause all the clips you currently have loaded into the Video Clips Editor to appear each time you open up Production Truck. This is a great feature if you continuously use the same clips.
- The Clear Clips button will remove all clips from your current clip cache, so be careful!
- The Reset button will cause any clip to stop playing and empty the current clip window, additionally it also causes all clips to start at the beginning.
Another helpful tool is the playlists option. We allow you to combine multiple video clips to form playlists that allow for easy firing of multiple clips simultaneously.
To combine videos to make one video that will loop is a fairly similar process. First the Video Clips window needs to be open. Select the plus sign and then select the option New Playlist. This will open up the Playlist Builder.
To add clips to the playlist select the plus sign. This will open up a new window, similar to Video Clips, you will select files from your computer. Once the desired clips are found stored locally on the computer, they must be selected. Then select 'open' to pull those videos into Truck.
When they are loaded into truck they will look similar to this image below. With the timecode, name of the file, and the order in which they will play displayed for each clip. The bottom of the playlist builder will indicate the number of items, the total combined runtime, and the size of the playlist.
Now that you're clips are loaded, you'll want to select the save option where you will given the option to name the Playlist. You may consider including the total time of the playlist as a part of the name to help you choose from multiple playlists later.
In order to open up playlists, simple act like you are opening up a new video clips and choose the Open Playlist option.
If you have any additional questions, contact our support team by calling (855) 812-2740 or clicking 'New Support Ticket' at the top of this page.