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    Question New to Macros: Fade from DDR but let the music play for 5 seconds

    So I've been spending the last three weeks working with the TC MINI SDI and I've more or less feel I have all the presets and settings figured out so when students take over in the fall there should be little issues. That being said my boss had a request that I'm not sure how to complete: Fade from tape, let's say DDR2, but let the sound from DDR2 play and slowly fade out over 5 seconds.

    My first thought it to make a new transition that fades the from one source to another in 15 frames, but the whole transition is 5 seconds and hope the audio fades over time.

    After mulling that over I figured it might be easier to set up a macro so we're not having to change transitions leaving one less thing to worry about. Thoughts?
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    There's no macro for that. Since I make all my own custom show-opening videos, I put a 5-second music fade on the end, do a T-bar dissolve to the live set and make sure that the DDR auto-play feature is turned off.
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    With that set-up you would have to trigger the DDR to play manually, correct?
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    I think you could leave AutoPlay turned ON, so clip will start normally when you switch to it. And for times when you want to just let a clip play out and auto-transition back to another source, that will work correctly as it always has.

    Perhaps just create a custom macro for only those times you wish to a) exit a DDR clip early, and b) have audio continue playing and fade off

    Series of events might go like this, macro to be triggered only when you want to exit clip and keep audio going:

    Disable DDR Autoplay (so clip keeps going after transition)
    Main BKGD AUTO (this will transition to whatever is on PREV)
    Lower audio slider a bit
    Short delay
    Lower audio slider a bit more
    Short Delay...and so forth, adding several steps to simulate audio fade since TriCaster does not fade audio
    STOP DDR (once audio is silent)
    Enable AutoPlay (for next clip)
    Reset DDR Audio Level (for next clip)

    This is about the 5th different way I thought of, keep deleting and starting over with typing! Was going to suggest using Automation to automatically trigger the macros, but can't imagine you will want this behavior with 100% of clips 100% of time. Or maybe you do. In that case, could fire the macro on STATE change of PROG OFF. Just AUTO out of clip when ready and it will do the audio fade etc. automatically

    Thanks

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    The extend play option would be useful here. If you turn extend play on, the DDRs will keep playing when they are removed from Program row.
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