DataLink Crop Function %CropR%?

edtrbob

Member
We want to start using DataLink to build all our lower thirds. Our brand-standard folks have given me a background bar that runs full screen left-to-right. Our standard calls for us to crop the right side of the bar base on the guest's name/title. I'd love to be able to enter "space-space-space %cropR%" (or the command of your choice) and have it crop off the right side. This would allow producers to edit an excel file/CSV doc right up to air and build their own lower thirds instead of pre-building and importing.
 
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edtrbob

Member
No good solutions yet. Looking at loading a handful of different sized backgrounds and the TD would select the best fit before the show... but I don't think that's a workable real-world solution. I'll let you know where we end up...
 

TvdB

New member
That would be a high level of automation and super slick. Currently I'm vey impressed with using datalink and Kane's sheets software to get the lower third/title template using an operator on a laptop. Are you automating the sequencing of a single template with spreadsheet data?
 
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