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Creating Media Scripts

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July 31, 2022 at 4:17:17 PM

Video Tutorial

There are a few different ways to create your custom Media Script.

To start a new Media Script, first hover over the "+" sign in the Media Scripts tab of the Media Bar and click New Media Script.

This will open a window for you to type in an ID and a Name

It is easy to add items to a Media Script. You can copy and paste or drag and drop any media into your Media Script within OnCue.

Double click on your Media Script to open a new pane or hit the Sidebar button. This opens a new pane next to the media bar.

Within the Media Bar you can now select any page, designation, or clip and drag it to the Media Script in the Sidebar.

When you are finished simply close the pane.

If you know the IDs, you can also add them by right-clicking.

Then just add your IDs.

If you have a media script from another case with the same IDs, you can import a text file or XML file.

Creating Media Scripts

You can create new clips of an Audiovisual in a Media Script without having to create them in the Audiovisuals tab first.

Right-click on your list and select Add -> Clips

This will create a new non-synced video clip under your main file in the Audiovisuals tab.

You can create new Designations in Media Script without them having to be part of a Designation List.

Right-click and select Add -> Designations

You can open the designation editor to fine tune the designation you added, just hit F7.

Tips for using Media Scripts

When you first create a Media Script, it does not automatically advance like a designation list does. You need to set it up if you want it to auto advance.

Right-click on your Media Script and select Automatic Advance. The default is 8 seconds.

If you have clips or designations in your Media Script they will advance after they finish playing. If you have slides in your Media Script, it will show them quickly and then move on. To give people time to see slides you need to set the wait time. Enter a number and hit enter. Don't forget to make sure you have that checkmark next to enable Auto-Advance.

All your arrows in your Media Script should be pointing down if your Auto-Advance is on. To turn it off for just one or two slides, clips or designations, just double click on the arrow to turn it the Auto-Advance for that individual one.

Auto-Advance your Script

Main Script:

(1) Publish – Exactly as described – presents the Media Script

(2)Print – Exactly as described – see Printing for options (designations will print ID not text)

(3) Copy – Copy your entire Media Script and paste into a Notebook or another Media Script

(4) Edit Name and ID – As described – change the name and ID in OnCue

(5) Delete – Careful – no undo

(6) Reports – As described – See Deposition Designation Reports

(7) Import – All options for imports available

(8) Export – See Exporting Media Scripts

(9) Add – Add to existing by typing or create new

(10) Add to Notebook – Add to existing (list provided) or create new

(11) Automatic Advance – Change the way your script plays – auto (set time) or launch each clip one at time

(12) Hide Scrolling Text – As described designations – Presentation Mode

(13) Renumber IDs – Move elements around or delete – Keep your IDs consecutive using this

(14) Sort – Many options – See Sorting Designation Lists

Element/Segment Level:

(1) Publish – Start playing in presentation from selected element – will continue to intended stop

(2) Show in Windows File Explorer – Exactly as described – opens folder where your file is

(3)Print – Exactly as described – see Printing for options

(4) Copy – Copy the selected elements and paste – into a Notebook or Media Script

(5) Delete – Careful – no undo. Deletes clips or designations specifically created in the script

(6) Import – All options for imports available

(7) Export – 2 options – exhibit list and images

(8) Insert Before – Insert element before existing selected

(9) Insert After – Insert element after existing selected

(10) Add to Notebook – Add to existing (list provided) or create new

(11) Automatic Advance – Change the way your selected element plays – auto (set time)

(12) Sort – Many options – See Sorting Designation Lists

Right-Click Menus

Can I create a linear presentation in OnCue like PowerPoint?

What would I use Media Scripts for?

Can I set a Media Script to advance by itself?

About Media Scripts

Media Scripts are a way to create a linear slideshow (like PowerPoint) for the specific purpose of bringing up items in sequence, such as an Opening Statement, expert witness exam, oral argument, or anything else you want to present in a certain order.  You can add any media that is registered in OnCue to a Media Script (specific pages, treated pages, video and audio clips, even synced deposition designations.)

Below is a diagram of the elements of a Media Script.

Step-by-step Instructions

Media Bar

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About Media Scripts

About Screen Information

About Synchronized Transcripts

Adding Documents

Adding Multimedia Files in OnCue

Adding Pages to Documents

Adding Synchronized & Non-Synchronized Transcripts

Advanced Fine-Tuning Designations

Barcode Readers (or Scanners)

Basic Fine-Tuning Designations

Bates Numbers – Filling & Importing

Building Notebooks

Callouts – Facts and Tips

Choose Your Displays

Copying & Exporting Document Images

Copying Designations & Merging Lists

Creating & Editing Multimedia Audiovisuals

Creating Designation Lists

Creating Impeachment Designation Lists

Creating Media Scripts

Creating, Opening, & Moving Your Case

Database Tools

Deactivating a License

Deposition Designation Reports

Designation List - Parts Explained

Designation Objection Reports

Designation Wizard

Displaying Designations and Lists as Text Only