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Modifying Actions in the Schedule

You can't modify an action in the schedule, even if it has not been received by the channel. However, you can sometimes achieve a modify effect using a create, or delete, or both.

Modifying Actions Not Yet Started

You can't modify an action in the schedule, even if it has not been received by the channel.

To change an action that has not yet started, delete the action and create it again. See the following sections for important tips on deleting and recreating.

Modifying an Input Switch Action

You can't modify input switches in the schedule. But you can achieve the same result by deleting the action and creating it again.

Keep in mind that your ability to delete and recreate is affected by two deadlines: you can't delete or create an action that has a start time less than 15 second in the future. You must give yourself enough time to delete and recreate the action before these deadlines.

Modifying an Input Switch Action in a Follow Chain

When you delete an action in a follow chain (in order to delete and recreate it), you must also delete and recreate the follow actions below this one. For example, assume this is the follow chain:

Input A Fixed File Input B Follow File Input C Follow File Input D Follow File or Live Input E Fixed File or Live

To delete and modify input A, you must also delete inputs B, C, and D.

When you delete input A using the console, a prompt appears to notify you that the follow actions below this action (up to Input E, which is the next fixed input switch) will also be deleted. You can cancel or continue. When you recreate the actions, create them in order going down the chain: input A, input B, input C, input D.

Inserting an Input Switch Action into a Chain

The above rule applies to inserting an action in a chain. For example, if you want to insert input F between input B and input C, you must delete input C and those that follow. You can then recreate the chain in order: input F, input C, input D.

Modifying an Image Overlay that Is in Progress

You can't directly modify an image overlay that is running in the channel. But you can achieve the same result by creating a new action with the same layer specified. You can:

  • Shorten or extend the duration of an image overlay.

  • Change one or more attributes.

  • Specify an attribute that is currently not specified in an image overlay. For example, you might want to specify a fade-out where there is no fade-out in the current overlay.

  • Create a new action (with a new action name) that inserts an image overlay 15 seconds in the future. Make sure to specify:

    • The same layer as the image you want to modify.

    • A duration that is appropriate (the image doesn't inherit the duration of the current image).

    • All the desired attributes.

    The new action replaces the current action because you specified the same layer.

Modifying a SCTE-35 Message that Is in Progress

You can't modify a SCTE-35 message that is active in the channel. Specifically, you can't shorten the duration of a splice_insert. But you can achieve the same result by creating a Return to Network action.