Opening a file from somewhere else
It’s common for someone, such as a designer, to create a workspace from a personal laptop and transfer the necessary files to the production computer. It’s rare that both environments are identical, but that’s okay if they’re not because QLab will help walk you through making alterations.
Throughout these lessons, we’ll have you download workspaces so that you can practice what you’re learning: another prime example of environments that are different.
Here I’ve just opened a workspace from another computer. Because that computer had a different type of sound output device and because QLab utilized that device, my computer can’t play the cues correctly. So here I’m prompted to replace that output with another. So here, from my list of audio devices, I’m going to select “Built In Output” which refers to my headphone output.
Now I’ll press “Done” and I’m good to go.
Now, here’s another workspace from a different computer. This one’s video cues are all broken. We’ll talk about broken cues in the next lesson, but I know that my projector being used as a video output is not the same as secondary monitor utilized to build this workspace.
To fix this I’ll click on the cue that uses the screen and select the Display & Geometry tab in the inspector. Next to the video surface dropdown, I’ll click the ellipse button to edit the selected surface. Now, I can select the screen that no longer exists (it says “disconnected”) and replace the screen with my current projector. Now when I close the window all the broken cues will be fixed and we’re off to the races!
Both of these issues could be fixed in the Workspace Settings, but I thought it was important to show you other ways to do the same thing.
Go ahead and try it for yourself. Download this workspace and make sure the audio plays properly on your computer. If you have a second screen in your setup, fix the video issues as well.
Download this workspace. Connect to your preferred audio device and secondary display.
Were You Listening?
Which audio device refers to the headphone output?
Built In Output