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    Specific video in a DDR when we go to an M/E -- HoW??

    Hi folks,

    Whenever we switch to our M/E 1 scene we want a specific video (it's loaded into DDR2 along with a bunch of other videos) to play in Input C. It seems like we have to remember to select it manually each time?

    Any advice is very much appreciated -- seems like a job for a macro but we can't figger it out -- Ideas/Suggestions?!

    Thanks much as always,

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    There are shortcuts that can be used in a macro to select or even load a specific file. I don't recall the details off the top of my head, but it's all in the Automation and Integration Guide.
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    Macro would work, just record yourself loading the file and playing it, then change to snapshot. That's the easiest way. Or if the thing you need in the plasma is just a short loop then why not load it into an animated buffer that should work.

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    Macro should be select the snapshot/mem, change the inputs to the desired bus input and then select the clip in the DDR. You may have to add a slight delay to the final step like a frame or two, to give the TriCaster a chance to "catch up".
    I made 28 of these for the Lenovo World Kick Off tour that changed the snapshot/mem in the ME, then changed the bus inputs for the layers it was using as well as the key's, then selecting the GFX bin image, the DDR clip and sometimes buffer all in one macro. It even changed the crop, position and size
    NewTek interviewed me where I describe how it was used in the NewTek Blog;
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