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The Asset Browser tab has two main functions:
1. Import files from any available file system
2. Load available Client devices into the device tree of the current project.
Files are imported from the asset tree by drag and drop into the project tab.
The best way to import files is to get these exclusively from the local hard disc system of the Master system. This is especially useful, if you want to transfer show files to other systems later on for backup scenarios or other purposes.
Even though you may import files from Client systems as well, it is important to know that each time you import a file; the source location will be used as a reference for remote file management.
When a file is imported to the project tab, it will be shown as a link to the file system.
To view the properties of the imported file, click on the inspector and after that on the desired file. Then you can see the file location on the systems.
All files will automatically be spread (copied) to all connected Clients by default. To change this spreading mode into a manual mode, please see Configuration > Resources.
Since live input cards are treated as live video textures, please import your live input sources from the asset browser as well. Each listed Client will list its live inputs that are available for import.
Once the Master and Clients are started and set up, they can communicate via the same domain channel.
To check if a Client can be connected with a Master system, the Client should be in the same IP address range and on the same domain channel. Once this is set up, the Client will display the Masters IP address in its main user interface window.
The Master system will then show all available Clients in the asset browser.
To import a Client from the asset browser, simply drag and drop the unit from the asset list into the device tree of the Master GUI.
The device IP information and properties will be stored from now on with the current project.
A right click on a Client lets you refresh the whole Client Tree. You can toggle the Client into or out of the fullscreen. If the connection between Master and Client was disconnected, choose [Reset Connection] to recover this Client device.
If any changes have been made on the local hard disc system, you have to refresh the folder containing these changes. Do this either by
- selecting the changed folder and pressing [F5],
- by doing a right click on your local folder and choose 'Refresh Tree' or
- by doing a right-click on the drive containing the changes and choosing 'Refresh Drive' or
- by doing a right-click on a folder and choose 'Refresh Folder'.
Please note that refreshing the whole tree, a drive or a folder will close all subfolders and you have to open them again.