Dashboard

The dashboard has been designed to write and play your show.
 It is a sequencer : each column of the dashboard represents a moment of your show. Thus, you can easily play your show by going from one column to the next one.


Edit Columns

By default, the dashboard has 14 columns. But you can add some by clicking the edit board button, then using the orange + button on top-right corner of the dashboard.
 You can also click and drag columns to reorder them one by one.
 
 To get more abilities, click on the gear icon of a column :

In this popup, you can :

  • add a title or some notes as well as set a color to recognize it
  • set a transition (more info in this article : Animate )
  • use the < and > button to add a column before or after (maintain SHIFT to copy the column instead of adding a blank one)
  • remove the column


 Lastly, more options can be found in the Board menubar :

  • duplicate some columns (or the board itself)
  • edit multiple columns
  • remove the empty columns
  • create a timeline from the selected layers (and currently playing media)

Arrange Media

While media and be quickly added to the dashboard by drag-and-dropping files from the Finder (or already imported media from the library), it is often needed to edit the board afterwards.

Once in edit mode, you can :

  • move each media in the dashboard
  • extend a media over several columns
  • remove a media by pressing BACKSPACE
  • duplicate a media by maintaining ALT

Lastly, depending on the zoom, more or less infos about media will be displayed. Use the + and - buttons on the bottom-right corner to change it.

Time Panel

By default, the time panel is hidden. Press the < button on the right of the dashboard to show it :

This panel shows the playhead of the media that have a duration, such as movies and timelines. Of course, you can scroll this playhead to reach a particular moment of the media, or simply play/pause it.
 It also displays the loop mode of the media and if selected, the elapsed or remaining time :


Lastly, the cues button allows you to open the Monitor and recall special timing of your board. More info in this article : Monitor

Multiple Boards

It is possible to split your show in several boards.
 Open the triangle icon next the dashboard tab to create a new board :

You can click on each name of this list to rename a board, as well as reorder them by drag-and-drop.

Preferences

Custom behaviors for the dashboard can be set in Preferences.
 Indeed, in the General tab, you can choose to display the index of the column or disable the smooth scrolling (the quick scroll animation when you launch a column) :

In the Board tab, you can especially set how the dashboard behaves when it reaches the end of a board, or allows to maintain SHIFT to skip transitions :