Get Current Time - AWS Elemental Live

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Get Current Time

You can obtain the timecode of the frame that is currently being processed in the specified event. Refer to the following tables.


POST <IP address of Live node>/live_events/<ID of event>/cue_point

Body of HTTP

The XML body contains one cue_point element containing the following tag:

Tag Type Value
get_current_time Integer Always 1


The body of the response contains one response element containing the following tags:

Tag Sub-tag Type Value
tag integer A unique ID that could be used in the event_id in a new request to insert a splice_insert. See the explanation below this table.
splice_time hours integer The time (and frame) associated with the event at the moment that the API request was processed. Time is in 24-hour format. For general information about timecodes in events, see About Timecode Configuration and Timers.
minutes integer
seconds integer
frames integer
message string A description of the time: the presentation timestamp (PTS) of the time and the time in NTP.
splice_offset Always 0. See the explanation below this table.
value string Always “cue_point.”

The response is provided in this format so that you could take the entire response, clean it up a bit (for example, changing the “tag” tag to “event_id”), and use it as the body of a request to insert a spliceinsert (see Insert a New Splice Insert Message.

Get Current Time Example

The following shows a request for the current timecode in the event that has the ID 15:

POST ----------------------------------- <cue_point> <get_current_time>1</get_current_time> </cue_point>

The following shows an example response for the request:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <response> <tag>1</tag> <splice_time> <hours>0</hours> <minutes>0</minutes> <seconds>2</seconds> <frames>23</frames> </splice_time> <message>PTS[00:00:02.969]. Current NTP [16:21:23.573].</message> <splice_offset>0</splice_offset> <value>cue_point</value> </response>