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richardgatarski  
#1 Posted : Saturday, December 19, 2015 1:37:05 PM(UTC)
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One of our customers asked a very good question. They want their talents to know when they are on air. One workaround would be to write an app that, say 10 times a second, polls the API-return information to parse
Quote:
<recording>False</recording>
<external>False</external>
<streaming>False</streaming>

and then light a LED via USB, changes the content of a web page, or whatever.

But I sort of thought it would be better if these three things was included in the web controllers list of Tally sources. As well as definable in the Arduino settings.

Perhaps imnplement as a mapping scheme, that is backwards compatible, like:

Tally-Input
1-1
2-2
3-3
.
.
14-14
15-Recording
16-Streaming

Anyone else would like this?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, December 19, 2015 4:25:06 PM(UTC)
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@ richardgatarski

Not sure I understand clearly...
You mean the talent wants to know when the show is "On Air" (streaming) as opposed to simply when they are "On Camera"?

+ 1

Seems like a reasonable request, much like a studio's "On Air" sign for everyone to see when mics or shows are "Live" or "Recording".


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jhebbel  
#3 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2015 9:23:06 AM(UTC)
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IceStream wrote:
@ richardgatarski

Not sure I understand clearly...
You mean the talent wants to know when the show is "On Air" (streaming) as opposed to simply when they are "On Camera"?

+ 1

Seems like a reasonable request, much like a studio's "On Air" sign for everyone to see when mics or shows are "Live" or "Recording".


Ice



Perhaps I'm not understanding either of you, but per talent and overall "Live" / "Recording" vars are exposed via the API, so this is already doable either way. Just edit your Audrino code to request and parse the web API response for the needed <streaming> field.

More on XML parsing in Arduino: http://john.crouchley.com/blog/archives/454
richardgatarski  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, December 23, 2015 11:40:00 AM(UTC)
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@jhebbel,
Yes, they are exposed via the API. But I sort of also wanted to be able to skip extra programming.
Hence having them on the web controller tally tab would be fantastic. For example, using i tablet/smartphone to show the moderator at a conference that the live stream has started.

@Ice,
I think you understood me right :)
Thinking of this further, the possibility to use boolean operators for a tally pin would be really nice.
That is "+" for or, and "*" for and. Would allow a slightly modified table:

.
.
15 Recording*Streaming
16 External

(15 turns on when both recording and streaming)

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