Items in the Timeline can be looped to provide a convenient way to repeat content rather than have to program it into your timeline over and over again manually. You can set videos, playlists, or program blocks to repeat in “loops” for continuous broadcasting, or add gaps in between loops for a variety of programming.
Loops can be configured in the Inspector Panel under the Loops section by first setting the Loops type you would like to "On". You can loop using a numeric value of "Loops", or set and end date when you would like the loops to end.
For looping using a numeric value, setting the Number of Loops will automatically set your loop count with the loop number being equivalent to the total number of plays.
For looping using a date, setting an end date will loop the item as many complete loops as possible until the end of the day that is set.
* Note: If the final loop extends past 11:59 PM on the end date, that loop will not be included.
Hovering over a looped item in the Timeline will show you information about the item, including the loop count. This is particularly useful when programming using large loop counts or end dates that are far in the future.
By loop count:
By loop date:
You can also set gaps in between your loops for both looping by a numeric value and end date. These gaps can be filled on either the base or priority track, making it easy to create long running linear playout blocks with special events, interesting content, or stunts in between. Setting any numeric quantity for Seconds Between Loops will automatically add the defined number of seconds between each repetitive loop, allowing you to program content in between each loop.
In the below example, a gap time of 300 seconds (5 minutes) has been set between each loop.
The 5-minute gap between loops can be seen better when zoomed in.
Setting gaps works the same way when looping until an end date.
* NOTE: Loops are limited to 1000 times per track item, and can never exceed 1 year in the future.