Duet Quick Start

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While at Turner, I compressed an operator\'s manual into a quick start guide and also taught others on the Duet system.

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Duet Quick Start

  1. 1. Duet Operator Instruction Duet Lyric Quick Start •5 DLS: 3Ltloi •1 l.tenaBar tG Trrfi Co2e pfcplsy quot;2 ?r:p€rtes Wrd tT A^ina'or Cor^rcls 2 Scene G«-a;h ? TransfEf ;Xfer) Etltor *3 '& Min3*cr T>neire 8 Swap F^are 3t**-s Ejn:r 3 Ercwser 9 FtsT.e Stlfe-! OUBL: Ejnor t4 Z ~&A Ear 15 Carvas S:r:ll Ears ID. Frsre E jfe- 2 Oj?i;l Bjtxr 5T Starting, rolls, crawls with and without backgrounds, clocks and timers To start Lyric software on the Duet from the desktop, double click the Lyric icon. When the application starts up, your canvas is in the center of the screen, the Properties window is on the right side, and the scene graph window is on the left. The browser, underneath the scene graph, provides quick access to messages and fonts. The Page 1 of 8 11/25/02 Duet Quick Start 11-25.doc This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  2. 2. Duet Operator Instruction Canvas is the 3 dimensional space in which all composition and animation takes place. The title bar has the frame buffer status and page number. FBO Msg: 00009950 In the this example, Frame buffers 0, 1 and 2 have FB1 Msg: 00009950 message 9950. FB2 Msg: 00009950 If you need a new canvas for preparing a roll or crawl, hit File, New, and Canvas. You can also hit the erase button on the keyboard, right side. Composing a Roll OR Crawl Open a blank canvas. Click the Roll 1 1 (or Crawl) =1 button. The Crawl button is to the immediate right of Roll button on toolbar. A roll window opens on the Canvas; the roll window's right side is a scroll bar. Verify that the timeline Object pull-down menu (second item down from the top of the Animation Control dialog box) changes to 2D Roll. If not, open the pull-down and select 2D Roll. Pioperties Animation Clock/Timer | < I » Object 2DRoll1 Page 2 of 8 11/25/02 Duet Quick Start 11-25.doc This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  3. 3. Duet Operator Instruction b Choose a font from the Browser window's list of icons, then hit the Load from Database button. You can also double click the font's icon. Enter your text. Text will word-wrap. Adjust the window to the size you like. Consider how many lines of text you wish to be visible as they move up the screen; adjust the height of the window accordingly. Don't make the window so large that all of the text is visible at once. You can even pull the right side over so that your text does not hit a lower-right bug! **When opening a crawl window, adjust its width with consideration of the Safe Title area. This will determine how much of the text is visible and how much of the screen's width it occupies. The Safe Title area serves as a guide for placing crawls in the traditional lower-third position. When you're done typing, scroll down until the last line of text moved up and out of the roll window. This way, your roll will start Offscreen. You can also use the insert row key on the keyboard. Page 3 of 8 Duet Quick Start 11-25.doc 11/25/02 This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  4. 4. Duet Operator Instruction ***When the text of a Crawl is complete, press the space bar a few times to move the text toward and past the right edge of the crawl window, making sure the text is out of the window. This way, your crawl will start Off screen. You can also use the insert character key on the keyboard. Hit Xfer and the roll or crawl will be sent to the video output and it will begin. If an older software version is loaded on your machine, you may get a prompt about the animation being ready. Hit Okay and the roll or crawl will be sent to the video output and it will begin. To change the speed of a roll or crawl, go to the properties window and hit the animation tab. You can enter a speed (1-10). Choose the Speed control button and enter a value. Note that Lyric updates the Rate and Duration edit boxes. Make sure to hit apply after making any changes. Save rolls and crawls by putting an empty page number in the alphanumeric keypad and hitting record. Your font and it's attributes, as well as the text, will save with the page. Roll or Crawl with Background Call up a blank crawl page and hit the set default background button on the toolbar. Set Default Background This is so you can see what the background will look like under Color button yOur fext. This background color is ONLY on the Duet canvas and not on air. Next, hit the background button. Background button You'll get a pull down menu. Choose Solid/Ramp color and youT get the screen on the next page. DuetQuickStart11-25.doc 11/25/02 Page 4 of 8 This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  5. 5. Duet Operator Instruction Color Sctect Hod: r 0 I Hi* 1 355 [i ' r You can choose a solid color from the palette area. The arrows will give you even more options. Click the apply and then the OK buttons to apply the color to your crawl window. The color will only be in the crawl window, so make the window the correct size for the application. The ramp/gradient section of the dialog box contains a color square surrounded by four color anchors. The color assigned to each color anchor influences the color ramp by affecting only the section of the square near the anchor. To change the color of an anchor, you must be in ramp mode. Simply move the mouse cursor to the anchor and click the left mouse button. This will assign the current Solid Color selected to the anchor and automatically update the color ramp. Right click an anchor and choose quot;tie to buddyquot; to tie anchors together. Having the top two anchors as one color and the bottom two as another will make a graduated background. When you save your roll or crawl, the background information will be saved to the page as well. Page 5 of 8 11/26/02 Duet Quick Start 11-25.doc This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  6. 6. Duet Operator Instruction Type-on/Slow Reveal Activate by selecting Type On from the Tools menu or by pressing the Type On' button on the Lyric toolbar. Locate the Properties menu and open the Animation page. Start with an empty canvas and make sure the Timeline is 00:00:00. Choose a font style, face and edge color from the pull-down menu. Enter your text. Then hit quot;Go to beginningquot; button on the animation control bar. Hit Xfer to send animation to the video output. On older software versions, you may have to hit Play. Extra: You can experiment with the Soft and Random checkboxes. Checking Soft causes each individual character to fade in slowly. Check Random if you wish the characters to appear randomly, as opposed to appearing in left-to-right order. Page 6 of 8 Duet Quick Start 11-25.doc 11/25/02 This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  7. 7. Duet Operator Instruction Clocks Locate the clock button on the Lyric toolbar, or use the pull-down menu. The Properties menu automatically switches to the Clock/Timer setup tab and a Clock window appears on the Canvas. Next, locate the specify appearance area, and within it, the format edit box. Pull down the list of formats and select how you'd like your clock to look. Typing a +3 before the format will add 3 hours to the internal computer clock, making the clock you create correct for west-coast time. Use the font and 2D Font FX tabs to select any font and edge effects you wish. Next, click the Set Font button. Locate the Operate clock/timer area and pull down the action menu. Then hit Xfer and your clock will start and be sent Page 7 of 8 11/25/02 Duet Quick Start 11-25.doc This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.
  8. 8. Duet Operator Instruction to air. In some versions, the clock may auto begin when transferred. If not, hit the toggle start button and the clock will begin. Clocks can be difficult to erase. The easiest way to accomplish this is to hit the erase all icon on the toolbar. Timer Click the Timer button on the Lyric toolbar, or use the pull-down menu and select Timer. The Clock/timer setup tab and timer window appears on the Canvas. In the Type menu, select timer up or timer down. Enter a Reset time; this is the time value to which the timer returns when you select 'reset' in the Action drop-down menu. Set a font and any font effects you desire. Hit Xfer to send the timer to air. Toggle start will start your timer rolling. Recording Clocks and timers can be recorded and saved for later use by choosing the save button on the clock page. You will be asked for a page number. Rebooting of the Duet should only be done by an engineer. Can't See It??? If you can not tell if your work is going to air, hit the LE button on the Duet toolbar to send it to the video output. This should allow you to see your work (crawl, roll, clock, timer) on the monitor. DuetQuickStart11-25.doc 11/25/02 Page 8 of 8 This document contains proprietary information of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. Neither receipt nor possession hereof confers any right to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute, in whole or in part, in written or any other format, any such information without prior written authorization from Turner Broadcasting Inc.

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