Manually switch shots in playlist mode?

I have a live event I'll be streaming with around 100 different slides for each speaker from a powerpoint. As I'm sure the speaker will not be going through each slide for a set amount of time, I'll need to switch each slide on screen manually. Is there a way to do this?

Obviously I can delete the playlist and switch each slide manually in the main shot list, but as there are multiple speakers with their own powerpoints, it feels very hectic and disorganized to not be able to basically put each speaker's powerpoint slides into separate "folders"

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  • To advance through playlist before the file's time is up use the right arrow button.

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  • Your best bet may be to simply use either another computer or a window on the computer then have the controls for it loaded on a phone.

    If you're limited to video inputs and cannot bring in another computer or tablet, or chromecast device, you can use a browser and go full screen. Then do a window capture of that browser. You would have control over it if you were to have the "presenter view" window open so the on screen display doesn't show.

    I would have sworn there was an ability to control and present via a URL which I was going to say use a web view for but alas there is not... You'd think Google would have solved this remote playing/controlling a slide deck by now... It is an easy thing to build using websockets and a private page... but ideally you'd keep it in a slide deck format so presenters (as they do) can keep updating it right up until showtime.

    I wonder if 365 has a solution for web interface control. Hmmm, damn. Nope.

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  • CraigS is there a way to keep the slides from "playing"? 

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  • Josephine Moore 

    Josephine Moore said:
    is there a way to keep the slides from "playing"? 

     Please do explain. I'm not sure I understand your intent. Playlist shots are timed. You can set the time of each shot individually. You can pause to hold on the last frame of the last shot in a Playlist.

    You could always use standard individual shots and transition when you want.

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  • Hi CraigS  and Josephine Moore

    There is something similar that I need. Its been requested before, but I have no idea what happened to the request. Let me explain.

    For my live show, I have a number of video clips that I include as part of each broadcast. Sometimes, that list is quite large. Ideally, I'd love to use a playlist to contain all of my content in one place. Due to the current functionality limitations, I use VLC - and screen capture that. It works, but to be honest, I'd prefer to do it all in Wirecast. Let me explain whats missing.

    Firstly, as Josephine Moore  said - we need a shot list to be able to auto-pause at the end of each item in the playlist. 

    CraigS  - you suggested using individual shots. With a complex broadcast - the number of shots grows too fast. And there can be other complications too.

    In my setup, I use a virtual studio. I play the first part of the clip on a virtual TV screen, and sometimes switch to full screen. If you create individual shots - that is still possible - but a lot of work each week. Not really practical.

    Lets pretend the playlists DID pause. There is another feature request in to deliver loopback video elements. If this was also delivered, you could have a virtual layer where the one shot could appear in a TV screen, or in a full screen shot etc etc.

    So. Josephine Moore  - For now - VLC is my suggestion. Send it to an extra monitor and capture that screen. Thats your best bet until some of these feature requests can be delivered to fill some of these gaps.


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  • Greg Kuhnert If you made the feature request before Wirecast 10 use the case number and send a reminder.

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