PlayoutONE allows you to Play the Hooks of the next specified type of items on the log.
For this you need to ensure you have hooks set on the track(s) that will be used, to do this follow the guide on Editing Audio
Setting up a Hook Next
To create a Hook Next, right-click on the log and choose Insert>HookNext
When you open this screen you will be asked to fill in the following options:
|Number of Items|| This is the number of items you would like PlayoutONE to use when playing the hooks
For example: Choosing a value of 3 would play the 3 items
|Type|| This is the type you would like PlayoutONE to play the hooks for.
This is useful in case you have Jingles between your songs, simply set this to Song and then only Song hooks would play
|Order|| Choose from:
Items in order: This will play the items in the order of which they are in the log
Items in reverse order: This will play the items in the reverse order of which the are in the log
Items in random order: This will play the select items in a random order
|Top UID||This is the UID that will be played at the start of the hook sequence||No|
|Bridge UID||This is the UID that will be played between the hooks of each track||No|
|Alt Bridge UID||If this is specified the Bridges will alternate between this UID (and the UID set in the option above) after the hook of each track||No|
|Tail UID||This is the UID that will be played at the end of the hook sequence||No|
Saving a HookNext as a command
To save specifying these settings every time, you can easily save it as Pre-defined command, simply choose the Save as Command option on the Hook Next creation screen, you can then specify a name for the command which can then be called later. See this article on commands for further information
In PlayoutONE Settings->Thresholds Tab you can control which items are considered to be used with the Hook Next command by altering the value of 'Only Hook Items With Hooks That Are Less Than X Seconds'