View Full Version : Mimicing Numbers a'La Chyron or Deko

08-16-2012, 11:43 AM
I'm looking for a specific shortcut, or shortcuts that would allow me to work within specific number sequences. Back in my Chyron days, before everything got automated, we would designate 10 spaces per news story. Even if we used 3 lower thirds, it wouldn't matter because the next story would start at 1010, then 1020 and so on because the operator could designate specific numbers

What I've noticed is that there is no easy way to save a graphic at 1000 without there being 999 blank pages prior to that. I do a lot of sports now, with a lot of player numbers. If I call for number 16 on the home team, I don't want to have my op (or me, on occasion) having to cross reference number 16 with something else in the very short amount of time a player is iso'ed.

So, how do I save a graphic to a specific number for easy recall or is that even possible?

08-16-2012, 03:47 PM
If you run with Kris Gurrad's LiveText plugins you can do exactly this. He is a great guy and can do custom work also.

check out his stuff at www.krisgurrad.com

08-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Thanks for the response. That software gets more tempting every day.

08-23-2012, 01:54 PM
correct me if im wrong, but i dont think kris' scoreboard skins address this issue. i suspect the poster is saying something like the home team player wearing number 23 would be CG number 1023 and the visiting player wearing number 24 would be 2024. the lower third identifying the player would quickly be keyed by merely typing 1-0-2-3 for the graphic...so or something like this. the problem is creating 1022 blanks cgs from number 1 to 1022.

08-23-2012, 02:02 PM
You're right Rick. I can give you the ability to call up a page by number, but if you want a page 1000, you need to have page 1-999 in front of it, and don't accidentally add or delete pages, etc. But I can give you the numeric recall ability...


08-23-2012, 04:49 PM
So start your special pages at 100 then? then you only need 99 extra pages to take up the space. Simple eh?