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Presentation Settings and Preferences

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To customize your settings for OnCue and OnCue Live, click on EDIT and select PREFERENCES from the drop-down menu.

 

 

General Settings - This Preference is to show error messages in Production. Want to know what went wrong?  Make sure this is checked.

 

 

File Filters - This menu lets you know all the file types that OnCue will accept.

 

 

OnCue Live General Settings - This menu lets you choose several general presentation settings.

 
Preference Description Suggested Setting
Show error messages Checking this box will prompt error messages in OnCue Live Best to leave " unchecked" to avoid any error warnings while presenting your case
Use secondary monitor OnCue works well with a dual-screen setup. Check this box if you want On Cue Live to display on a secondary monitor. Using dual screens al lows you Check this box if you want On Cue Live to to be very efficient and display on a secondary monitor. precise in presenting your case. The extra screen allows you to preview an item in the Production database before presenting it to an audience. 
Retrieve by ID character OnCue Live requires a preliminary keystroke to let the software know you are typing in a new Media ID. This menu preference allows you to customize this key stoke to any character that you prefer. We suggest "x" as the retrieval to let the software know you are typing in a ID character. "X" stands for "Exhibit" and is guaranteed not to interfere with other hot keys.
Retrieve by name character You can also display an item in OnCue Live by the items "Name" instead of the "Media ID". To retrieve items in Live by "Name," a secondary keystroke is recommended. You can choose either the "Shift" key or the "Control" key to call up an item by "Name." To remain consistent, we suggest using the same "x" key as the main keystroke prompt, and you can select either option for the additional key stoke.

 


Images in OnCue Live
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Preference Description Suggested Setting
DrawTool Color Select a default color for annotating using the DrawTool We suggest a bright, primary color for this option
Highlight Color Set a default color for your highlighter Yellow is the most popular color used for highlighting
Redact Color Set the color for Redactions White or black are the usual redaction colors
Callout Indicator Color This setting gives you the option of setting a default color to indicate the port on of the document you called out in OnCue live Yellow or just plain white are common colors used for the callout indicator
Callout Frame Color The Callout Frame is simply the border of the callout box in OnCue live. Use this setting to choose a default color for the callout border Black is the most common color used for the Callout Frame. Blue is also widely used.
Callout Handle Color Callout Handles are the four corners of the Callout Frame, used to resize the Callout Frame. Some users set the Callout Handle to a different color than the Callout Frame, making it easier to distinguish and resize
Callout Shade Grayscale This opt on controls the color of the grayscale when Shaded Callouts is enabled The range is 0-255. The default value is set to 192
Callout Background Shading Check this box if you want the background image to be shaded when calling out a portion of a document Shaded callouts look great on the screen, but this setting is really a personal preference
Draw Tool Use this preference to set the default shape when using the Draw tool The most common Draw Shapes are Rectangle, Circle (Ellipse), Arrows ,and lines
Draw Tool Thickness Use this preference to pre-set the thickness of the line when using the Draw tool We recommend 1-5 points for this setting
Maximum Zoom Factor This option increases the magnification by a factor of 5 within the selected area The pre-set value is set to 5. Higher values allow you to magnify more closely.
Callout Frame Thickness Use this preference to pre-set the thickness of the Callout Frame in OnCue live The default value is set to 2.

 

Mutimedia clips in OnCue Live - These preferences will give you control in presenting video clips in OnCue Live.

 
Preference Description Suggested Setting
Scale Video To Window Video clips have a fixed frame width and height. These dimensions are set when the video is rendered or captured, and OnCue does not change these properties. It is best to always scale your video clips to fit the LIVE window by checking this option. Then you know that the clip you are presenting will fill the entire presentation screen. Often clips will be rendered with small frame dimensions so that the file size is manageable. This option compensates for that.
Keep Aspect Ratio This option also deals with the source file's dimensions. Check this option if you don't want your video clip to look "squashed" or "stretched."
Clear Screen When Finished This setting controls OnCue LIVEs' behavior when the clip is finished playing. Selecting this option will clear the screen to black once the clip finished playing. If you do not select this option, the last frame of the video will remain on the screen once the clip ends.
Resume Playback After Stepping "Stepping" is used when you want to move forward or backwards in the clip you are presenting. Selecting this option will continue to play the clip after you "step" it in either direction. Leaving the box unchecked will cause the video clip to pause after "stepping."
Cue Step (sec) You can pre-set the time increments for "stepping" your video. Type the value you want (in seconds ) in this menu box We suggest a small number (5 or 10 seconds ),but there are times when you might want a longer "step" depending on the content and length of the clip you are presenting.

 

Designation Video Playback Settings

 
Preference Description Suggested Setting
Clear Screen When Finished This setting controls OnCue Lives' behavior when the designated video is finished playing. Selecting this option will clear the screen to black once the designations finish playing. If you do not select this option, the last frame of the video will remain on the screen once the clip ends.
Resume Playback After Stepping "Stepping" is used when you want to move forward or backwards in the designated clip you are presenting. Selecting this option will continue to play the designation after you "step" it in either direction. Leaving the box unchecked will cause the video to pause after "stepping."
Always Play Through To End This option controls how a list of video designations will behave when playing in OnCue Live. Checking this box will ensure that your entire designation list will play continuously from beginning to end. Unselect this option if you want to play one designation at a time without auto-advancing to the next designation in your list

 

 Scrolling Text Settings

 

 Status Bar Settings

 

General Cases Settings

 

Folder Paths -  OnCue uses Relative Paths, meaning you can store your case data wherever you want.  No more editing global paths or volume labels to find and replace. 

 

By default, OnCue will organize your data neatly into a set of folders inside the main case folder as shown below.

 

When you let OnCue do the organizing for you, you will never be confused about where your case media is when you change computers.  Just copy over your case folder and when you open OnCue on a new drive, it understands that your files are there too.  No unnecessary path editing required.  No surprise "missing page" embarrassments in court.

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