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Global Properties
 
NOTE: Keep in mind that any changes made are saved in real time.

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Tool Tips

1. Tool Tips
When enabled each individual control will produce a helpful popup describing its purpose. Due to it sometimes interfering with mouse clicks, it is recommended that this feature be disabled once you feel comfortable with all aspects of the program.
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Clear Captured Thumbnail Images

2. Clear Captured Thumbnail Images
Anytime you choose to replace an asset's thumbnail image by using the "Replace thumbnail with PGM screenshot" feature, the captured image is stored in the “Thumbnails” folder located in the app’s root folder. The default path is C:\IEW Solutions\Legion II\Thumbnails. After an event concludes and these images are no longer needed, it is recommended that you use this feature to remove them all and save drive space.
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Workstation Type

3. Workstation Type
One of the program’s key features is its ability to easily connect to another workstation and use it as a backup that will mimic the primary. If you wish to setup for this scenario select the appropriate role for each of the two workstations
 
Start Delay:
If workstation is designated to be the backup, you can choose to delay the start of play in sceconds.  This can be handy when you prefer to stager play times between a primary and its backup. The default is 0.
 
NOTE: As long as the link between the two are enabled all transport commands and edits performed on the primary will instantly occur on the backup as well. Also, if an asset file is added to the primary playlist but does not exist on the backup, a copy of the file will automatically be transferred to the backup for you.
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External Control Setting

4. External Control Setting
Broadcast Transport Commands:
This feature provides a simple way to remotely trigger other Legion II workstations to work in unison with a single primary. This can be helpful when the presentation requires more outputs than are available on the primary computer or perhaps when multi-assets of varying aspect ratios are spanning over several screens. This can even provide reasonable degree of playback synchronization as well. 
 
When checked all transport functions either from manual user input or by automated functions, will be broadcast via Ethernet UDP packets which then can be received by any other Legion II workstation that is listening for them.
 
Recive Transport Broadcast Commands:
When checked all broadcasted transport commands will be received and performed locally.
 
Enable HyperDeck Emulation:
When enabled, Legion can be control directly from a Blackmagic ATEM switcher.
 
Enable UDP Listener:
When enabled Legion can be controlled externally via an ethernet connection.
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Timecode Broadcast Settings

5. Timecode Broadcast Settings
Enable AVP Timcode Packets:
When enabled a constant data stream containing current program time position is broadcasted thru the connected network and can be read by all running AVP Timecode Display apps on other computers.
 
Enable LTC Output:
Enable to output an actual Linear Time Code audio stream. However, before it can be enabled, you must first choose an available audio output device.
 
WARNING: Due to LTC’s very high frequency modulation, it is recommended that you only use your computers embedded speaker out or an installed sound card. The stream may become unstable if you use any USB to audio type converters due to their slower response time. It is also important to prevent attaching to an output that is going to any speakers. The sound of an LTC stream can be very annoying. 
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Preferred Video Renderer

6. Preferred Video Renderer
To aid in backward compatibility, some older computers might not be able to work with the default Enhanced Video Renderer. If you find that renderer refuses to work, you can choose the older Video Mixing Renderer from this list which should work.   
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Default Asset Folder

7. Default Asset Folder
Establishing a default asset folder is mandatory. To make transferring event files to other storage mediums or computers easier, all assets will be automatically copied into this folder even when resourcing files from other drives and/or folders.
 
NOTE: Files are copied leaving the original file intact at its source. To prevent excessive use of available drive space on your system it is recommended that you manually add needed event assets directly to the event folder and prevent the system from having to create wasteful copies.
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Default Audio Output Setting

8. Default Audio Output Setting
Every new asset added needs to know what audio output to use. In most cases you will probably use the same output. This where you can choose which will be the go-to default.
 
Default Program Audio Device:
If the app is newly installed or any previous selection has become unavailable, the system will revert to the standard audio output devices that has been set in Windows. However, clicking will reveal the list of all currently enabled audio playback devices found on the local computer. If desired, select the one that you wish to be used instead.
 
NOTE: After an asset has been added to the playlist you can override this default assignment and select a different output for that asset independently without affecting others.
 
Enable the use of ASIO outputs:
Check this to enable globally, the use of ASIO as an optional audio output.
 
If you are either using assets with multi-track audio embedded, (greater than two), or simply wish to use a single multi-output device, such as a Tascam or Presonus to handle all audio outputs for the entire playlist, enable this option and the system will instead employ an ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) renderer to compile the output stream.
 
Installed with Legion is the MBSE Multichannel ASIO Renderer which is necessary to compile multiple audio streams into a single ASIO data stream. However, this is a third-party driver and requires the purchase of its own license. See: How to install or transfer the MBSE asio renderer license
 
Use ASIO Output:
When enable the device list will now only contain a list of ASIO output device drivers currently installed on your system.
 
NOTE: If instead of using an ASIO compatible device like a Tascam or PreSonus, you could take advantage of Blackmagic’s Decklink cards ability to have multiple audio tracks embedded into a single SDI output and de-embed them down stream. Decklink drivers include a simple WDM speaker driver which appears in the same list as the other standard stereo outputs. If choosing this approach, you would leave the ‘Enable the use of ASIO outputs’ option unchecked. Also, unlike using the ASIO render, this method does not provide any custom channel routing, instead assignments will just be one to one.
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Help Button

9. Help Button
Anytime you see one of these buttons near controls, clicking will display the relevant help file page.
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Done Button

10. Done Button
Hides gobal setting panel.
 
NOTE: If any change to the default audio settings has occurred, you will be prompted to choose whether you want to automaticly apply the change to all current playlist assets. Doing this will initiate a reloading of the playlist.

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