Oct 11 (7 months ago)
Stu Jackson wrote
So, I have 5 Qs within my script. Turning on the countdown key for any one of these enables the countdown on all the Qs. I would of thought it would only apply to the one? What am I missing?
Thanks,
Stu
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10 Answers
Oct 14 (7 months ago)
Adam DuBose agent wrote
Key objects are persistent until you turn off their visibility on a given cue or remove them. This is meant so the information provided on a Key Object is available until removed.
Oct 14 (7 months ago)
Stu Jackson wrote
Hi Adam. If I turn off the visibility on a given Q, it should turn off visibility on all Qs? This is how it's working now?
Thanks,
Stu
Oct 15 (7 months ago)
Adam DuBose agent wrote
It appears that is correct. Turning off the visibility on any cue does remove it from all of the cues.
Oct 15 (7 months ago)
Stu Jackson wrote
Thanks Adam!
Nov 08 (6 months ago)
Greg Smith wrote
Actually Adam, our team would like the ability to turn on a countdown for a single page within a cue, as I could with ms6. I don't want to break up the thread of the cue to set a countdown for the one page ,( ie announcement) that needs a countdown.
Nov 12 (6 months ago)
Adam DuBose agent wrote
In v7 the countdown, or real-time, clock is a key object that is either on or off depending on the condition of the "eye" in the layers tab. There isn't currently a way to have the countdown or any other Key Object show only on one page of one cue except by manually opening and closing the eye.
Dec 20 (5 months ago)
Greg Smith wrote
Hi Adam- Not to sound cynical, but it seems based on this, that another useful feature from MS6 is lost in the upgrade to MS7. I'm not sure I understand the philosophy behind the persistent key object designation. In what situation would it be useful to have a countdown which needed to show on every page of the entire script, or none at all? A real time clock, maybe, but a countdown? There's probably a joke about keeping a stopwatch on my pastor so that the entire sermon finishes within a certain time in that concept somewhere, but it's probably not that. Even if we arbitrarily break the page which needs a countdown out of its logical cue, and give it its own cue, i still cant make the countdown visible in that cue without making it visible in all other other cues as well. As you verified above, "turning off its visibility on any one cue does remove it from all the cues;" Perhaps a countdown feature should be a a separate function from the key object plugin, as its application is frequently different than a clock?
Dec 20 (5 months ago)
Adam DuBose agent wrote
Thank you Stu, and I concur. What was available in v6 was a "Clock Object" that could either be real time, count down or count up. That feature allowed users to create their own countdown timers using their own motion or stil background and their own audio, which is sometimes useful. I will put this in under your name as a suggested improvement.
Apr 15 (48 days ago)
Deborah wrote
I agree with Greg and would like to see that feature available as well. Right now I'm using other programs to purchase countdowns that I can insert as a media object into the countdown script. Since paying for MediaShout, I would like to not have to purchase more objects from other resources to make this possible. Thanks for adding it to the suggested improvements.
Apr 17 (46 days ago)
Ben Wagner agent wrote
Thanks for tagging on with this issue! I definitely understand where you are both coming from and I agree! As mentioned we'll go ahead and move this to a "feature request" section. Thank you for reaching out!