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|▪||Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > General|
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > General]
|▪||Set up the options as explained below.|
MADRIX 5 can automatically and regularly reload a Cue List within a pre-defined refresh time.
|▪||Activate Reload This Cue List Upon External Changes|
|▪||Select the Cue List file via the button ... |
|▪||Enter the Refresh Time (min) in minutes.|
The File Watcher with its Automatic Cue List Reloading feature is very useful if you are using an external program that creates a Cue List in the *.csv file format.
|▪||If this Cue List is changed, you are easily able to access the new Cue List without modifying settings within MADRIX 5.|
|▪||In order to work with this feature, simply create a new Cue List, save it using the *.csv file format and open the file with a text editor or other appropriate software.|
|▪||MADRIX 5 can save its Cue List also in *.csv file format.|
|▪||The time format is based on ms [Milliseconds]. In this way, any import can be recalculated to the used Time Code Format by the software. |
Any time code or duration needs to be converted in your CSV file first. Frames need also to be converted.
1 h = 3600000
1 m = 60000
1 s = 1000
00:36:05:00 [HH:MM:SS:MS] = 2165000
00:02:31:00 [HH:MM:SS:MS] = 151000
00:00:36:05 @ 30 FPS = 36166
[1000 ms per second / 30 FPS = 33.3 ms per frame and 5 frames x 33.3 ms per frame = 166 ms]
Here is an example with two Cue List entries:
TIMECODE FORMAT;1;TIMECODE SOURCE;0;;;;;;;;;;;;
CUE;DESCRIPTION;DATE;TIMECODE;DURATION;FOLLOW CUE;STORAGE;PLACE;FADETYPE;FADETIME;R;G;B;W;GROUP PRESET
Time Code Source
Time Code Format
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MADRIX 5 can automatically create a backup copy of your MADRIX 5 Setup file whenever you choose to save your Setup file. That means, before the new Setup file is saved, the previous state will be stored as a backup. [Should the saving process fail, you can access your Setup file again in the state it was saved last.]
|▪||Setup File Backup Count - Sets the maximum number of backup files that are created. The default value is 10. [MADRIX 5 creates separate copies to minimize the chance that a valid backup is overwritten by an invalid Setup file.] |
|▪||Save Backup Files To Specific Directory - Enable this option if you want to set up a specific directory where the backup files should be stored. This can be external drives. If this option is disabled, MADRIX 5 will save the backups in the same directory as the Setup files.|
- Choose the directory via the button ...
- By default, MADRIX 5 automatically chooses a user directory for Setup files.
MADRIX 5 will save a backup in the following way:
In order to restore a Setup file, remove .msbackup from the file name. The restored Setup file should then have a name, such as Filename_Date_Time.msz
|▪||All General options will be saved locally on your computer. The settings described in this topic will not be saved in your MADRIX 5 Setup file.|