Scene Notes Dock

Scene Notes Dock 0.0.3

wilderf353

Member
This is nice.

Any chance of adding a count up timer in a status bar to the dock, that can be toggled on/off on a menu?
 

wilderf353

Member
@wilderf353 can you explain why you want a timer in the scene notes dock? At what moment should the timer start, stop and reset?
We use OBS Studio at my church with a multi-camera setup. With the idea that changing camera views enhances visual interest and it breaks up the monotony of a single head-shot during long segments, it is nice to rotate through the different cameras. The problem with changing cameras manually is that you need to keep track on how long the current camera has been displayed.

I wrote a Lua script to do this, but it requires a manual installation and the installation of your source dock plugin. If you added a count up timer that starts automatically when the scene becomes active I could close my project, because your plugin would do everything mine does, but better.

See Scene count up timer for more information.
 

wre.specter

New Member
I started the addition of a 'scene unique note' field in the source dock and features of the scene count up timer was frosting on the cake. These are great features and thanks for taking on my thought of a Note to the operator and adding a professional spin. I manage the broadcast of our weekly church service but I also sing in the choir. Therefore we have a weekly operator to control scenes. Passing the ideas via the notes during the service is valuable. The timer was an asset to cuing music and the minister of the start of the service and position in the YouTube data stream. We typically have a 5 minute video started 5 minutes before the service. Sometimes the organist has a long prelude and would like to overlay a segment of the sound of the prelude over the sound track of the video. The cue to the organist is given at a given time into that video and the microphones are manually enabled at that time. When is decided before the service and the note would be posted at the start of the video scene. There are scene changes posted via a 'Automatic Scene Switcher' transition to a new scenes during the prelude. The up timer (say 3 minutes into the 'leadin' scene) provides the operator the necessary information to switch the sound system settings. Thanks yo very much for these enhancement.
 

avgjoefriday

New Member
Hi Exeldro,

Thank you for once again creating a great plugin!

I have one question..... Is there a way to programmatically load scene notes into the scene notes dock?

My use case is that I have been looking for that perfect way to work with PowerPoint in OBS. After trying display capture and several other various plugins, I finally decided it would be easier to let OBS do all the driving.

I wrote a PowerShell script to export out all of my slides as 1920x1080 PNG files and to export out my speaker's notes.
I have then used the OBS Scene Importer (https://github.com/alexdean/obs_scene_importer) to bring in each slide as a scene.
I have then added in a plugin to have Next Scene/Previous Scene hotkeys to move through the presentation (https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/next-scene-and-previous-scene-hotkeys.1018/)

Seeing this plugin made me wonder if I could somehow programmatically move my speaker's notes that have been exported from PowerPoint into OBS Scenes.

Thanks!
Scott
 

jegadk

New Member
We use OBS Studio at my church with a multi-camera setup. With the idea that changing camera views enhances visual interest and it breaks up the monotony of a single head-shot during long segments, it is nice to rotate through the different cameras. The problem with changing cameras manually is that you need to keep track on how long the current camera has been displayed.

I wrote a Lua script to do this, but it requires a manual installation and the installation of your source dock plugin. If you added a count up timer that starts automatically when the scene becomes active I could close my project, because your plugin would do everything mine does, but better.

See Scene count up timer for more information.
This timer could be good. But better have it on the Source Dock
 

Glendan

New Member
Thanks for this. Very handy to add notes for those under training and to explain the configuration. Just one small request. It seems to me that it should display in synch with the Preview pane rather than the Program pane. The scenes dock changes with Source selection for the preview and it would be good to have options for the scene notes to also change with the Scene selection in Preview. For your consideration...
 
Thanks....was looking for something like this! Now if we could get a button that auto scrolls with the option to control pace, we can then use it as a script. Also then if we combine that with Advance Scene Switcher, once it reaches the end of the script, it could auto change scenes.
 

Inverge Design

New Member
I'm having trouble getting this plug-in installed on my Ubuntu OBS.
I've tried placing the extracted Linux-specific version in ~/.config/obs-studio/plugins/ & /usr/share/obs/obs-plugins/ (Also changing the permissions to root:root to match the other system-wide plugins).
But neither directory seems to cause it to load. I also noticed that buy default the permissions for the folder are myself as the owner, but the folder belonging to the user-group Docker which I found kind of strange. It makes sense for when the developer is running it in a test environment, but I feel like that should probably be changed before it gets released for download.
On the Github for the plug-in I don't see any really detailed installation instructions for Linux, and I've installed many plug-ins successfully in the past.
 

Inverge Design

New Member
Thank you for the response.

For some reason I didn't even think to check the logs before posting.
09:21:00 PM.117: os_dlopen(/home/drown/.config/obs-studio/plugins/scene-notes-dock/bin/64bit/scene-notes-dock.so->/home/drown/.config/obs-studio/plugins/scene-notes-dock/bin/64bit/scene-notes-dock.so): /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Core.so.5: version `Qt_5.12' not found (required by /home/drown/.config/obs-studio/plugins/scene-notes-dock/bin/64bit/scene-notes-dock.so)
09:21:00 PM.117:
09:21:00 PM.117: Module '/home/drown/.config/obs-studio/plugins/scene-notes-dock/bin/64bit/scene-notes-dock.so' not loaded

So clearly "libqt5core" is my missing dependency. I'm familiar with Qt, it's a UI/visual command toolkit, and so I've done a search of my system and found this entry so it seems like it IS present.
libqt5core5a/bionic-updates,bionic-security,now 5.9.5+dfsg-0ubuntu2.6 amd64 [installed] Qt 5 core module
I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 OBS ver. 27.0.1 | There is a newer OBS version in my updates queue, but I often hold off on updates as a precaution because I hate to run into issues that will prevent me from getting things done.
I didn't notice a requirement for a certain OBS version for this though, any thoughts?
 

samproof

New Member
Where does the information get saved (like what's the file path)?

I have a user submitted question on my chatbot, that saves to a local .txt file, If I could route it to Scene Notes that would be awesome
 
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