Titler Live Broadcast graphics can display data from incoming XML feeds, such as Scoreboard OCR and other sources that write real-time data to XML files. Complete the steps in this article to connect a design to an XML file.
Note: This feature is only available in Titler Live Broadcast.
- In Titler Live's playout interface, open a project (if a project isn't already open) and select a graphic in the playlist.
- Want to create a new graphic? Open the Library panel and drag a design from the library to the playlist.
- Want to customize a graphic in the Title Designer and add new variables? See Create variables in designs.
- Choose Inputs > General > XML Watcher > XML Watcher.
The XML Watcher input appears in the Input drop-down list in the Attributes panel and in the playlist for that graphic. In addition, the XML Watcher input and its variables appear in the Edit / Preview panel.
- You can also add inputs to a graphic from the Input drop-down list in the Attributes panel or playlist.
- To remove an input from a graphic, right-click (Windows) or Control + click (Mac) on the name of an input in the Edit / Preview panel and choose Remove input.
- In the XML Watcher panel, complete one of the following steps to locate your XML file.
- Click the Select File button and select the XML file on your network.
- Enter the URL of the XML file on your local network or FTP location.
FTP tip: The syntax for an FTP URL should be similar to ftp://username:firstname.lastname@example.org/public_html/test.xml. You can also use an IP address after @ instead of a .com address.
- Click the Show Inputs button in the Edit / Preview panel to view the XML Watcher input and variables. (If the input's variables aren't visible, expand the XML Watcher list.)
- Click and drag an XML Watcher variable onto an object in the graphic. Repeat this step for each variable you want to include in the graphic.
Tip: To disconnect a variable from an object in your graphic, right-click a variable in the Edit / Preview panel and choose Disconnect variable.
The XML data is now visible in the graphic. The graphic automatically shows the latest information as your data source updates the XML file.