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Creating a Script

Customize your viewing experience and create a dramatic theatrical event with the innovative scripting capability of your Premiere line system. Play highlights from your home movies, prepare an evening of music from your favorite concerts, or create an old time movie-theater experience complete with trailers. The sequence of steps can be arranged in any order and can include any number of the following items.
 
  • Movies
  • Episodes
  • Concerts
  • Scenes
  • Songs
  • Shorts
  • Trailers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Special features
  • Movie cover art
  • Blank screen for transitions
  • Commands to a control system to make adjustments such as lighting

This quick reference guide describes the steps for making scripts including adding video content, playing an existing script as a step, creating a smooth transition between steps by showing a blank screen, displaying movie cover art and sending commands to the control system. The techniques learned in this guide can easily be used to create a number of fun movie watching experiences for you to share with family and friends.


Open the SCRIPTS Page

Scripts are created and edited from the browser interface. The browser interface must be accessed from a computer on the same network as your Premiere line system.

NOTE: Scripts are not supported on Alto or Cinema One (2nd generation).

1. Open a web browser and enter:
  • http://my-kaleidescape (Windows)
  • http://my-kaleidescape.local (Mac) Or
  • http://[server_IP_address] (Windows or Mac)
2. If a login page appears, enter the password and click Login. The browser interface HOME page appears displaying basic information about your Kaleidescape system.

TIP: Bookmark the HOME page in your web browser to return to the browser interface quickly in the future. 3. Select the SCRIPTS tab. See Figure 1

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          Figure 1: Opening Scripts Page


On the SCRIPTS page, scripts can be created, edited and deleted. Once a script is created, it can be played from the Scripts movie collection in the onscreen user interface.


Create and Name a New Script​

1. Select the Create a New Script link. See Figure 2.

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          Figure 2: Create a New Script Link


2. The NEW SCRIPT window appears. Enter a name for the script in the New Script Name text box and click OK. See Figure 3.

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          Figure 3: New Script Window


Add a Movie, Episode, Scene, Song or Other Video Content​

1. Verify that the correct script is selected from the Script pull-down menu on the top of the SCRIPTS page.

2. Click Add Step at the bottom of the SCRIPTS page. See Figure 4.

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          Figure 4: Add Step Button


3. The first page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select Play a movie, episode, scene, song or other video content, and then click Next. See Figure 5.

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          Figure 5: Choose the Type of Script Step


4. The second page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. In the Please select a movie area, select a title. In the Please select what to play area, select a movie, episode, scene, song, or special feature. Click Next. See Figure 6.

NOTE: For movies, episodes, scenes, songs or special features to be listed for a particular title, the movie must be in the Movie Guide. When a movie is not in the Movie Guide, the only selection listed in the Please select what to play area is Disc. To have a movie added to the Movie Guide, refer to the Loan Program.

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          Figure 6: Choosing What to Play


Note: Video content for movies that are not in the Movie Guide can be marked and added to a script as a scene. Refer to the Creating Scenes Reference Guide to learn how to mark scenes.

5. The third page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. On this page, you choose when to end a step and what happens when the INTERMISSION button on the remote is pressed. By default, a step ends after it has played one time, and a press of the INTERMISSION button displays the cover art of the selected movie. See Figure 7.

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          Figure 7: Choosing Step Behavior


In the Stop this step when area, choose to play the step more than one time, choose the time of day when to stop the step, choose how many minutes and seconds before the step ends, or choose whether or not to end the step when Play or Select is pressed. When choices are combined, the step ends when the first limit is reached. For example, a five minute step will not play repeatedly for 30 minutes if it is set to end after playing two times. In the When the Intermission button is pressed... area, choose to show the cover art from the selected movie, or choose to play another script.

6. The SCRIPTS page reappears with a description of the first step. See Figure 8.

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          Figure 8: Description of First Script Step


Add another Script

Once a script is created, it can easily be added as a step in another script. Use this process to avoid adding the same steps to multiple scripts.

1. Verify that the correct script is selected from the Script pull-down menu on the top of the SCRIPTS page.

2. Click Add Step at the bottom of the SCRIPTS page.

3. The first page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select Play another script, and then click Next.

4. The second page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select an existing script in the Please select a script area. See Figure 9.

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          Figure 9: Selecting a Script


5. The third page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Choose when to end the step and what happens when the INTERMISSION button on the remote is pressed, and then select Finish.

6. The SCRIPTS page reappears with a description of the new step, along with the previous steps.


Show a Blank Screen

For moments where a pause is desired, add a blank screen allowing it to appear for a few seconds.

1. Verify that the correct script is selected from the Script pull-down menu on the top of the SCRIPTS page.

2. Click Add Step at the bottom of the SCRIPTS page.

3. The first page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select Show blank screen, and then click Next. See Figure 10.

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          Figure 10: Show a Blank Screen


4. The second page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. To show a blank screen for 3 seconds place a check only in the box next to It has been playing for and enter 3 seconds. Click Finish. See Figure 11.

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         Figure 11: Showing a Blank Screen for 3 Seconds


5. The SCRIPTS page reappears with a description of the new step, along with the previous steps.


Show the Cover Art of a Movie

1. Verify that the correct script is selected from the Script pull-down menu on the top of the SCRIPTS page.

2. Click Add Step at the bottom of the SCRIPTS page.

3. The first page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select Show the cover art of a movie, and then click Next. See Figure 12.

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          Figure 12: Show the Cover Art of a Movie


4. The second page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select a movie from the Please choose a piece of cover art area to see a preview. Click Next when ready to advance. See Figure 13.

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          Figure 13: Selecting Cover Art


5. The third page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Click Finish without making changes and the cover art will appear during the script until the Play or Select button is pressed.

6. The SCRIPTS page reappears with a description of the new step, along with the previous steps.


Send Command to Control System

Sending a command to the control system is easy, but the control system must know what to do when it receives the command. Ask your dealer for a list of commands you can send to the control system.

1. Verify that the correct script is selected from the Script pull-down menu on the top of the SCRIPTS page.

2. Click Add Step at the bottom of the SCRIPTS page.

3. The first page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Select Send command to control system, and then click Next. See Figure 14.

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          Figure 14: Send Command to Control System


4. The second page of the SCRIPT STEP wizard appears. Enter the command to send to the control system, and then click Finish. In this example, the dealer programmed the control system to start popping popcorn when the command START_POPCORN is received. See Figure 15.

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          Figure 15: Sending START_POPCORN


5. The SCRIPTS page reappears with a description of the new step, along with the previous steps.


Editing a Script

When a script is selected from the pull-down menu on the SCRIPTS page, the steps are listed in order including a description when each step ends. See Figure 16.

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          Figure 16: Description of Script Steps


Review the final script and decide if there should be changes to the content or the order of the steps.
  • To edit or delete a step, check the step and click Edit Step or Delete Step at the bottom of the page.
  • To change the order of the steps, simply click and drag the step up or down.

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          Figure 17: Reordering Steps


When satisfied with the order, click Save Reordered Steps. See Figure 18.

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          Figure 18: Saving the Reordered Steps

 
  • To rename a script, select Script Properties at the bottom of the page. Enter the new name and click OK.
  • To play a script in a loop, select Script Properties at the bottom of the page and check the box next to Repeat Script. Click OK.
  • To create a duplicate script select Copy Script at the bottom of the page. Edit one or two steps and the result is a new script without all the effort.
  • Import and export scripts to share with other Kaleidescape users. Select Import from File or Export to File at the bottom of the page.
NOTE: Video files are not exported and imported. When a script step references a movie that is not on your system, the step will be unavailable.
  • To delete a script, select Delete Script at the bottom of the page.


Play the Script

To enjoy the new script you created, go to the Movie Collections view in the onscreen user interface. Select the Scripts collection and highlight the script name. Press PLAY when ready to begin.


 

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