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I'm facing some weird issues, regarding triggering things randomly. I have a very complex Tv Studio show, and to get a better overview, I started to use String Cue commands, instead of having enormous amounts of Control Cue elements in one AUX timeline. I'm not gonna get into details, but basicly I send all the commands below, from one single String Cue, and it works fine. But now and the the systems seems to behave like it gets random commands, when triggering String Cue's, like this one. Are there any known limitations regarding the number of commands, and/or should I put a slight time delay, between each command?

 

Best regards Christian

 

run "THEME_BG1"$0D
run "THEME_BG2$0D
run "THEME_BG3"$0D
run "THEME_BG4"$0D
run "THEME_BG5"$0D
run "THEME_BG6"$0D
run "THEME_BG7"$0D
run "THEME_BG8"$0D
run "THEME_BG9"$0D
run "THEME_BG10"$0D
run "THEME_BG11"$0D
run "THEME_BG12"$0D
run "THEME_BG12"$0D
run "THEME_BG13"$0D
run "THEME_BG14"$0D
run "THEME_BG15"$0D
run "THEME_BG16"$0D
run "THEME_BG17"$0D
run "THEME_BG18"$0D
run "THEME_BG19"$0D
run "THEME_BG20"$0D
run "THEME_BG21"$0D
run "THEME_BG22"$0D
run "THEME_BG23"$0D
run "THEME_BG24"$0D
run "THEME_BG25"$0D
run "THEME_BG26"$0D
run "THEME_BG27"$0D
run "THEME_BG28"$0D
run "THEME_BG29"$0D

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I have seen the same problem with custom scripts if you don't put a timer on it. It seems to be unable to parse the commands fast enough and instead of just failing to parse it fails and sometimes selects one randomly.

 

As for output cues in Watchout, one thing is when I use long string commands I only put a single $0D at the very end of entire list on a new line and have had no issues but I do try and break things up into smaller batches than what you have above.

 

I haven't had any problems with this approach on long commands -

run "THEME_BG1"

run "THEME_BG2"

run "THEME_BG3"

run "THEME_BG4"

$0D

 

If the "$0D" change doesn't help I would break that command list into two separate cues. Then if you need them to start at the same time you could have BG1-15 media start at something like .5 seconds and the others at .25 to account for the delay. 

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