Set Position Cues

Set Position Cues are only available with SCS Professional and higher license levels.


A Set Position cue enables you to will jump to a new position within a currently-playing cue. For example, if Q8 is a long audio or video cue and is currently playing, and you want a cue (Q9) that will cause Q8 to jump to the position 5:00 (5 minutes exactly), then set up Q9 as a Set Position cue referencing Q8 and with a New Position of 5:00.000. When Q9 is run, Q8 will jump to the 5:00.000 minute position, just as if you had dragged the progress slider to that position. (On videos there could be a small freeze in the image as the video control searches for the new position and populates the playback buffer. This is particularly noticeable on high definition videos.)


As mentioned above, a set position cue enables you to will jump to a new position within a currently-playing cue (referred to here as the 'target cue'). If the target cue has several sub-cues, the 'set position' will occur on all audio file and video/image sub-cues in that target cue. With video/image sub-cues, the 'set position' will be applied to the first video/image file only.

As can be deduced from the above, set position cues are primarily geared towards target cues that have just a single audio file or video/image sub-cue, or cues that have multiple audio file sub-cues that start together.

For a Set Position cue or sub-cue, a sub-cue panel like this will be displayed: 

Properties and Controls


Sub-Cue Description: Enter a description for this sub-cue. You can leave this field blank and let SCS create a default Description for you.

Relative Start: These fields are available for every type of sub-cue. For details see Relative Start under Audio File Cues. Then click the Back button in the Help Viewer to return to this page.

Set Position 

Set Position of Cue: Select a cue from the drop-down list.

Absolute/Relative New Position?: If the New Position is to be relative to the current position of the target cue then select Relative here. Otherwise select Absolute.

New Position: Enter the required new position in the standard time format, <minutes>:<seconds>.<thousandths>. You can omit entering non-significant characters. For example, if you enter just 45 then SCS will interpret that as 45 seconds. A fully-formatted time will be redisplayed. If this is to be a Relative position then New Position must start with a + or -.

For example, to simulate a record skipping back you could set up a hotkey cue containing a Set Position Cue with a Relative New Position of, say, -2.000. When the target cue is playing you can activate this hotkey cue whenever required and the target cue will skip back 2 seconds.