Megaphone Studio: Director Upgrade - March 2017
Megaphone has released an upgraded Director with new features designed to give operations staff a better understanding of what's happening at any given moment during a Megaphone run.
The Director's playlist contains the bulk of the new features. Old and new versions of the playlist are shown below.
At a glance, the playlists look similar, but there are some important differences. Let's take a look...
The new Scene Title shows what's happening right now. For example, if a poll is currently in progress, the Scene Title shows:
When the polls are closed and no more votes can be accepted the Scene Title shows:
If your show includes a quiz, and the quiz is over, the Scene Title will show the names of the various "quiz wrapup" screens. For example, when the scoreboard appears, the Scene Title will show:
The "Advance" button now describes what will happen next if you press it. For example, at the beginning of a run, the Advance button will now show:
During a poll, the Advance button will show:
During a quiz, the Advance button will show:
If the current poll is closed and there are more scenes ahead in the playlist, the Advance button will show:
We've added green, red, and yellow highlights to indicate what type of content is currently active, as follows:
When the current scene contains interactivity, the playlist highlight is GREEN.
When the current scene's interactivity is complete (e.g., a poll is closed), the playlist highlight is RED.
When the current scene is not interactive (e.g., Tweet to TV or Bulletin), the playlist highlight is YELLOW.
If the current scene doesn't have a timed countdown, the Pause/Resume button will be hidden.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email email@example.com.
We hope you like the new Director!