Assigning Buttons for Project Navigation

Bitfocus Companion will directly control navigation on all basic operations and Play/Queue actions featured within Titler Live 5.  Our team has developed preset, engaging, and identifiable icons with immediate feedback for a quick setup to operate the Layers panel from another system being mobile, tablet, or browser.

Setting Up Preset Layers Navigation Buttons

1. Have your Titler Live 5 project open with all Channels and Layers setup for broadcast.

2. Navigate to the Buttons tab located in the top-center menu.

3. Find the Presets tab on the right side menu and Select NewBlue: Titler Live(Titler)Note: Do not choose Titler Live 4.

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4. Select the Layers Navigation Button.

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5. Drag and Drop the Preset Layers Buttons to your desired location on the Buttons Configuration Board.

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6. Choose the Back button in the Presets Panel

7. Repeat Steps 4-5 for Layers and Playout

Test the action by selecting the button on the Button Configuration Panel which will open an Edit Button tab in the right side panel.  Pressing the Test actions button to play live in the Program Monitor of the Titler Live 5 interface. You should receive feedback on the button itself as the action is activated, as well as, see your action occur in the Program Monitor of the Titler Live 5 interface. 

NOTE: See a list of Preset Action Buttons for Project Navigation in the table below.  

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Preset Layers Navigation Buttons Available

Button Icon Action Description Titler Live 5 Action

Feedback

Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.05.56_PM.png Play/Queue Selected Layer

AutoLive: Play currently selected layer on/off-air.

 

Queue: Manage queue for the currently selected layer.

AutoLive: clicking the Play icon to the right of the selected layer in Layers.


Queue: clicking the circle icon to the right of the selected layer in Layers.

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Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.14.14_PM.png Select Previous Layer Select last layer in Layers list. Pressing the up arrow on the keyboard while interacting with the Layers panel.

Companion Default

Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.06.15_PM.png Select Next Layer Select next layer in Layers list. Pressing the down arrow on the keyboard while interacting with the Layers panel.

Companion Default

Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.06.25_PM.png Toggle Selected Layer Exclusivity Specify whether the currently selected layer plays independently or as part of a playlist Clicking the button of the same icon(s) to the right of any particular layer in Layers. Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.23.49_PM.png
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Select Channel

Select a channel from your TL project. All Layers commands will be performed on the selected channel.

Clicking one of the Channel tabs in Layers.

Channel Name

Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.06.42_PM.png Selected Layer's Name Feedback: Reports the currently selected Layer name. Layer name can be found in Layers. Screen_Shot_2022-06-27_at_12.23.30_PM.png
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Selected Channel

Feedback: Reports what channel is currently selected and will be controlled by companion.

Channel selection

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Preset Layer Buttons Available

Button Icon Action Description Titler Live 5 Action

Feedback

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Play Layer

AutoLive: Play any particular Layer with a dedicated button


Queue: Manage queues for any particular Layer with a dedicated button

 

Button overlays change based on AutoLive or Queue state.

AutoLive: Clicking the Play icon next to a layer in Layers.

 

Queue: Clicking the circle button next to a layer in Layers.

Off-Air:

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On Air:

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Preset Playout Buttons

Button Icon Action Description Titler Live 5 Action

Feedback

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All Off (Panic)

Takes all layers in all channels off-air.

Clicking “All off” button in Layers.

Companion Default
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AutoLive

Toggle between Auto Live mode and “Queue” mode.

Layers and play action buttons will follow this state.

Clicking white circle button (AutoLive) in Layers.

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Play Action

Out and In

AutoLive: Play currently selected layer on and off-air with the specified action.
Queue: Execute specified action on Queue.

Presets are included for Auto, Auto-in and Take, but this action can be configured to use any action.

NOTE: Play action icons do not change to to AutoLive/Queue state since they execute actions.

AutoLive: Pressing spacebar to play the layer on/off-air.  

 

Queue: Clicking one of the specified “play action” buttons in Layers.

Companion Default
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Play Action

In

AutoLive: Play currently selected layer on-air with the specified action.
Queue: Execute specified action on Queue.

AutoLive: Pressing spacebar to play the layer on-air.

Queue: Clicking one of the specified “play action” buttons in Layers.

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Play Action

Out

AutoLive: Play currently selected layer off-air with the specified action.
Queue: Execute specified action on Queue.

AutoLive: Pressing spacebar to play the layer off-air.

Queue: Clicking one of the specified “play action” buttons in Layers.

Companion Default

Tip: All Assigned buttons configured in Bitfocus Companion for your Titler Live project can also be assigned to be played by your Elgato Stream Deck.  See the Companion Configuration Settings section of the Bitfocus Companion Setup article for more details. 

For connecting your Spreadsheet Controllers to Companion, see our Spreadsheet Controller Operation article.

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