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themann00  
#1 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2020 4:50:30 AM(UTC)
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I've got a lower-third for a show. It animates in... pauses a few seconds, and animates out.
I'm wondering if there's a way to have vmix hold at a particular point, until I press the overlay button again to take it out, and have it resume then.
So my 8 second lower-third could last 20 minutes. animate in, hold for 19.5 minutes, animate out on demand.
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#2 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2020 5:06:09 AM(UTC)
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by instructing it to pause / continue ?

by means of shortcuts (for manual) or scripting (automated) or combination of both

Guessing your LT is a video
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#3 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2020 5:17:05 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doggy Go to Quoted Post
by instructing it to pause / continue ?

by means of shortcuts (for manual) or scripting (automated) or combination of both

Guessing your LT is a video


Yes. Video with transparent background.
I typically set keyboard shortcuts to things like L3s. Right now, they are all animate in and stay. So the video "ends" - but the graphic just stays there and fades out when I press the button again. I *could* do that again, animate in and fade out- but now that I've got an out animation, I'd love to utilize it.

The potential problems I forsee would be:
When I press to animate in and pause, and press the same button again to continue the video (thus animating out and ending on transparent video)
What happens if I intentionally or accidentally start a different lower third?
Can my scripting take place at the software level, and not be tied to a button (so if I click the overlay button instead of pressing a shortcut key that fires off an overlay action)
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#4 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2020 6:06:53 AM(UTC)
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one can have multiple shortcuts under the same key
there are also triggers which can be instructed to do something including a delay before they do so

practically all shortcuts instructions can be done in a script
a script can also check a status like which overlay is on , is a clip running or not etc ( see post 'scripting for dummies' for ideas )

so quite a few road to get to your destination

accidentally start a different lower third? = pay attention ;-)
in a script one can do some error checking

would it not be more convenient to convert your LT vids to actual titles ??
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#5 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:20:54 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doggy Go to Quoted Post
would it not be more convenient to convert your LT vids to actual titles ??


I'm still SUPER new to vMix. Tell me more! (links to tutorials are perfectly ok)
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#6 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:55:03 AM(UTC)
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I'm still SUPER new to vMix. Tell me more! (links to tutorials are perfectly ok)


how many links do you want ;-)



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