Options and Settings - Editing Options

Max. File Length for Audio Graph File Scan: When an Audio File cue or sub-cue is displayed in the Editor, SCS normally builds an Audio File Graph so you easily see the overall wave form. However, if you have long files (eg 30 minutes duration or more) then building the audio file graph can demand substantial resources, both in time and in memory. If the large file is just required for some background music or ambiance then it is likely that you do not really need to see the audio graph, so it would be beneficial to skip the generation of the audio graph, this saving time and memory. This Editing Option enables you to set the maximum length for building the graph. The default is 10 minutes, meaning any audio file with a length of more than 10 minutes will not have an audio graph generated.

Audio File Selector: This determines the style of Open File Dialog displayed for selecting an audio file for an Audio File Cue or a Playlist Cue. The SCS Open Audio File Dialog provides the ability to preview (listen to) an audio file without having to select it into the cue. The Windows Open File Dialog is the standard Windows dialog which some users may prefer.

'Save' button always enabled: It appears that occasionally the 'Save' button is not enabled even though you have made a change in the Editor. The cause of this is still under investigation, but as a work-around you can use this option to enable the 'Save' button and leave it permanently enabled. This means you can save your cue file at any time. If SCS has detected a change since the last save, an asterisk (*) will be displayed at the end of the Window title in the Main and Editor windows.

Ignore File Title Tags when setting Default Descriptions: When you add an Audio File sub-cue then SCS examines the selected audio file to see if it has a 'Title' tag. Tags are commonly used in MP3 files. If a Title tag exists then by default SCS will use this as the sub-cue description, which is also propagated to the cue description. If no Title tag is found then SCS uses the file name (excluding the path and the extension) as the sub-cue description. This Editing Option enables you to force SCS to always use the file name and to ignore the Title tag when setting the default description. Note that changing this option only affects new sub-cues or sub-cues where you change the selected file - existing sub-cues will not be altered.

Include All Devices for Level Points: When adding a Standard Level Point in an Audio File sub-cue, then if this option is selected then all devices currently assigned to that Audio File sub-cue will be marked as included for that new Level Point. This option does not change the 'Include' settings of existing Level Points - it is only used when adding a new Level Point.

Apply check for 'lost focus' of the SCS main window, even when the Editor is open: SCS regularly checks that the main window has focus, because any keyboard actions (eg pressing the space bar or Esc) are sent to whatever program and window currently has focus. This check is normally suppressed if the SCS Editor window has focus, which is what you would want when designing your cues and building your show. It is not expected (and not recommended) that you have the Editor open during live productions or dress rehearsals, but some users will have the Editor open in these situations due to limited time available in the design stage. By setting this checkbox, you can force SCS to give you that warning when appropriate.

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