The majority of the TV Channels using DV Playout have a lot of free time in their program schedule they should fill. Traditionally this time is filled with promos or fillers, which requires a person to select them and to set their duration and this operation takes significant amount of time every day. To make the work easier for those cases, a great new feature is created – Wait and Continue After commands. They are used in 2 options:
- The Wait command is used when the duration is known in advance and you set the exact duration.
- The Continue After command is used when the duration is not known in advance – but you want to ensure the starting time of the next file.
The Wait/Continue After commands broadcast a defined in advance video source. The Video source could be a slideshow with pictures inside a directory, it could be a Live source input from a street view camera /usb camera is an option/ or whatever you want to use. The sound could be get from an on-line radio (IP streaming), from a radio delivered by cable provider and captured as Live source via HDMI (that is the recommended and most reliable way) , from a MP3 files located in a sound directory.