Method for creating a video containing lyrics using Lyrics cue

Jan 12 (4 months ago)
Gary W. Ash wrote
We use a worship video prior to the start of each worship service. Typically I use Adobe Premiere to add lyrics when the video does not already contain them. It occurred to me that a video can be used as the background to a lyric cue, making the song lyrics immediately available. An operator could step through the lyric pages manually, but it would be preferable for that to occur automatically. I can assign a time value to each page in order to achieve the desired flow, but the process of setting each page's duration is cumbersome. Is there a method whereby I could assign the time values more easily -- something like the PowerPoint Rehearse Timings feature?
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Jan 13 (4 months ago)
David May agent wrote
Hey Gary! I would be happy to help you. Yes we have something like this. There is a caveat I'll tell you about as well with it though. This feature is called "Time Triggers." So you put in the lyric cue into MediaShout, add your video file as the background, and make sure all the stanzas are in order (that's important to be able to do the next steps). Then, click the button on the top right corner of the cue thumbnail. It pops out a cue options mini window-- and you'll see Time Triggers on there. Click to enable them and go into the Time Triggers screen. On there, you'll have the option of recording time triggers. It brings up a window with a play button and next button. Press the play button, and then begin using the next button to advance to the next page whenever it goes with the music. When you're done, press stop, and you'll have all those timings on the playback grid. Then on the Time Trigger window, click Convert Trigger to Timed Advance. This will put in the seconds of each movement into the pages of the cue. Here is the catch-- right now there is a "bug" with the time triggers where if you mess up, you can't simply delete one of the steps and resume— you'd have to clear the whole playback grid, then restart the entire MediaShout program, and start over again before it's clear and will allow you to put in new playback grid information. I'm sorry about the inconvenience there. Let us know if you need more help.
Jan 13 (4 months ago)
David May agent wrote
We are working on some major updates which will have a solution to this or even better, an actual timeline you could use to assemble the advances :)
Jan 13 (4 months ago)
Gary W. Ash wrote
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
Jan 14 (4 months ago)
David May agent wrote
No problem! Keep us posted if we can be of more help!