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How do you  guys organize themed sets?

they contain trivia, courtesy, trailers, 3d intro etc etc

 

You make seperate folders inside those video bumpers? (bu then trivia etc wont work

or somewhere else?

At what level do you create it?

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49 minutes ago, skank said:

How do you  guys organize themed sets?

they contain trivia, courtesy, trailers, 3d intro etc etc

 

You make seperate folders inside those video bumpers? (bu then trivia etc wont work

or somewhere else?

At what level do you create it?

The Themed Bumper Sets come with videos for each Video Bumper Type. You just drag and drop them where you want to use them. For example, Preshow Entertainment could go in the Trivia Intro directory; Feature Presentation could go in the Feature Intro directory; Coming Soon could go in the Trailers Intro directory.

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7 minutes ago, skank said:

yeah but if i want one sequence for christmas, and one for normal , it wont work cause they are mixed...

It will if you point the modules in your Christmas Sequence directly to your Christmas bumpers instead of to a directory or using the default Video Bumper Types. I have a Christmas sequence that points to specific videos instead of randomly selecting videos from a directory. You could also create a directory for Christmas, and under it have your type directories. Then you would point each Video Bumper Module at the appropriate directory under your Christmas directory which would allow you to randomize the Christmas bumpers that were played. There are a few ways you can handle it.

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It will if you point the modules in your Christmas Sequence directly to your Christmas bumpers instead of to a directory or using the default Video Bumper Types. I have a Christmas sequence that points to specific videos instead of randomly selecting videos from a directory. You could also create a directory for Christmas, and under it have your type directories. Then you would point each Video Bumper Module at the appropriate directory under your Christmas directory which would allow you to randomize the Christmas bumpers that were played. There are a few ways you can handle it.

how do you point your modules directly to a different directory if the directory structure is set in the settings page.  Wouldn't you be resetting the directory structure for all of CV then?  Are you saying you can have a Christmas directory identical to the default directory with all the same folder structure?  How does CV find that directory if its being refreshed after you start CV and then change to a themed sequence.  You would have to refresh the directory after you pick your themed sequence wouldn't you?

I think I'm hot on the trail in figuring this out.

Bill

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7 minutes ago, BillR said:

how do you point your modules directly to a different directory if the directory structure is set in the settings page.  Wouldn't you be resetting the directory structure for all of CV then?  Are you saying you can have a Christmas directory identical to the default directory with all the same folder structure?  How does CV find that directory if its being refreshed after you start CV and then change to a themed sequence.  You would have to refresh the directory after you pick your themed sequence wouldn't you?

I think I'm hot on the trail in figuring this out.

Bill

Hey Bill! If you edit the Video Bumpers Module, you can change the Type to Directory and point it to a specific place. For example, you could create a new directory in your %CVROOT%\Video Bumpers\ called Christmas and store your Christmas bumpers there. You can even recreate the tree from Video Bumpers to separate out the different Christmas bumper types and point directly to those folders to play your Christmas bumpers at random. You can also specify a video file to play by setting the Type to Single File if you want to go that route. You can get as granular as you want without changing the default directory structure. You'll need to make sure that you update content so CinemaVision catalogs the new directories and files, and make sure to do it every time you add new content or remove old content. Does that make sense?

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Thanks for the quick reply.  I think this makes sense.    I will play with it later today.  Also you were helping me on Tapatalk forum regarding my trivia slides issue.  I got it figured out.  thanks for your help

 

bill 

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11 minutes ago, BillR said:

Thanks for the quick reply.  I think this makes sense.    I will play with it later today.  Also you were helping me on Tapatalk forum regarding my trivia slides issue.  I got it figured out.  thanks for you help

bill 

Of course. :) If you have any trouble, just reach out on the forums, in a support request, or if we're around hit us up in Chat and we'll do our best to help you out.

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Hey scott,

I got a chance to play with this a little today.  One thing that I cant figure out is the trivia slides.  I have a few trivia slides that are Christmas themed and I want to use them in my Christmas sequence.  How do I tell CV to use only the Christmas slides?  I have a separate folder with Christmas bumpers and trivia.  Is this possible?  I don't want to use the default trivia location because it has everything else in it and I'm trying to isolate just the holiday stuff when I run the sequence.

Thanks

Bill

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3 hours ago, BillR said:

Hey scott,

I got a chance to play with this a little today.  One thing that I cant figure out is the trivia slides.  I have a few trivia slides that are Christmas themed and I want to use them in my Christmas sequence.  How do I tell CV to use only the Christmas slides?  I have a separate folder with Christmas bumpers and trivia.  Is this possible?  I don't want to use the default trivia location because it has everything else in it and I'm trying to isolate just the holiday stuff when I run the sequence.

Thanks

Bill

Hey Bill. So right now, it's a bit cumbersome. You'll have to manually move any trivia slides that you don't want to use into %CVROOT%\Trivia\_Exclude. CinemaVision will ignore slides in that directory. Once you've done that, you'll need to do a content update so CinemaVision picks up the changes. Our developer will be adding the ability to specify a Trivia directory shortly which will make what you're trying to do much easier, and much more user friendly. Barring any unforeseen issues, we should have a test version available in the next week that includes this change, as well as the ability to play a Sequence based on metadata like Genre, Director, Studio, Rating, Date Range, and more.

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