Using the Count-Up Timer in Fusion and Element

Updated 2 months ago by Bryan Jones

Scope

This document covers the setup and use of the count-up timer in Fusion and Element consoles.


Description

Fusion and Element have two timers that are presented on the main display. This help document covers the setup and use of the count-up timer only. Generally, the count-up timer is used for timing how long something is "On the Air." For example, the count-up timer can be reset each time the microphone is turned on to time the length of a break or a live commercial.


Configuration

The count-up timer is configured either manually using the buttons on the console or from the Show and Source Profiles page of the Web Page. We will cover the Web Page setup here.

Show Profile Global Settings

  1. Click the Shows link on the left side menu
  2. Click on the name of the Show to edit.
The count-up timer is show-specific and must be configured separately in each Show profile.
  1. Click on the Monitor Section link in the Show profile
  2. Select the appropriate Timer mode: for your configuration
    1. Manual - does not reset with Fader On/Off.
    2. Auto Reset - Resets to zero and starts when Fader is turned On. It freezes when the Fader is turned OFF.
    3. Auto Add - Timer stops and starts based on the state of the Fader but does not reset. The timer must be reset Manually.
  3. Save your settings
The Show Profile must be reloaded after changes are made

Enabling Auto-start timer on Sources

  1. Click on the Sources link on the left side menu
  2. Click on the name of the Source to edit
  3. Locate the Auto-start timer option and check the Enabled box.
  4. Save your settings
Override Source settings in the Show profile

The individual channel settings in the Show profile can override the Source settings.

The default is usually Disabled in the Show profile. Make sure to check this setting if your timer does not work.
  1. From the Show profile, click on the individual fader channel of the source to configure. In our example, we're using Channel 8.
  2. Set the Auto-start timer setting
    1. Disabled - when Show is loaded, auto-start is disabled even if it's enabled in the Source profile
    2. Enabled - when Show is loaded, auto-start is enabled even if it's disabled in the Source profile
    3. Retain source setting - loading the Show has no effect. The setting in the Source profile is used.
  3. Save your Show profile settings
The last one to load wins. If you load the Show profile with a setting of Disabled or Enabled, then the setting is changed accordingly. If you then reload ONLY the Source profile on the fader, the Source settings are applied until the next time the Show reloads.

Timer considerations

For Auto Reset, the timer resets to zero when "auto reset" is enabled in the profile, and ANY Fader is turned ON. Conversely, the first Fader of all "auto reset" enabled faders to turn OFF stops the timer. Consider this carefully when deciding how many faders to enable auto-reset.


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