Quick Start Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic step by step instructions for adding and playing a media file.

1) Launch the AV-Playback E1 application as you would any other program.
2) When started the main control window will appear but will be empty.
Before continuing lets first check to ensure some important global properties are set correctly, doing this now will save you from having to deal with having any surprises later.
3) Click on the Settings menu item at the top of the window and then click on Default Clip Storage Path:
After which a folder browser will appear:
Here you will want to ensure that the default file store path is set to the root event folder which you would have already created prior to starting the app. It is recommended that the folder is located under the ā€œCā€ drive. NOTE: If also setting up for a synced backup unit and you want to use something like the Desktop to house the folder then you should be logged in to all other networked computers with the exact same user ID and/or make sure that the appropriate permissions are set to share those user folders on the network.
4) Next, go back to the Settings menu and click on Default Audio Output:
Now select the correct audio output device for your current system setup. This is important because each clip as it is being added to the playlist will first use this default as its output. If the default is blank, then each video/audio clip will not have an audio render assigned and will end up playing mute.
5) The app offers two different ways to handle performance variables and computer resources. By default, E1 pre-loads all playlist media elements into memory. This is preferred because it ensures a much more responsive control. However, this method does require your computer to have enough memory to safely accommodate the gigabytes of space high-resolution video files require. If you are having to work on a weaker computer but only need to playout clips once in while during to course of an event you can disable this feature by unchecking Disable High Performance Buffer under the Settings menu.
Now you are ready to create a playlist.
6) Click on New Playlist under the File menu and in the file browser select the folder you wish to save it in and go ahead and give it a custom name or if you wish you can just use the default label provided..
NOTE: Since we have already set the default event folder, anytime a file browser is called up it will already be at that folder.
7) Anytime a new playlist is created AVP will automatically select the first usable external display output. If you wish to choose a different output go ahead and click on Select Video Display Output under the Settings menu and the Display Output Selection Tool will appear.
NOTE: If no other displays other then your windows desktop is attached to the computer AVP will not produce an actual program pixel space, however, you can still review video files via the program confidence monitor.
8) Now all you have to do is start adding media files. There are three different way you can go about adding files:
   a) In the main menu click on File || Add Media File.
  b) Right click on the blank area of the Thumbnail array panel.
   c) Using Window File Explorer select and drag media files directly onto a blank area within the playlist data grid.
9) Now that the data grid has some elements in it. You can just click on any one rows to place that clip on standby.
Note that the selected row is now yellow, this signifies that it is now in standby. Also notice that the clips title now appears in the standby label, timeline now has a yellow bar across it and the Take button is enabled.
10) If you wish to edit any of the clips trim points before taking to program click, hold and then drag the red vertical bar at the left or right edges, these are your trim point handles. You can use them to set the clips punch in or out points by dragging them to the desired time point. To aid you while dragging, a small label will appear showing you the exact time point you are currently at.
Anytime it has had it's in or out point trimmed the area between them and the elements extents will appear as a faded color with a crosshatch pattern.
NOTE: This same function can be perfromed even when the clip is currently playing.
11) When you are ready simply click on the TAKE button to begin playing.
Anytime program output is active both the clip's playlist row and timeline image will appear as red and the remining transport controls will be enabled: