Importing Go Button Shows

Shows exported from Go Button can be converted into QLab workspaces by either double-clicking on the Go Button document in the Finder, dragging and dropping the Go Button document onto the QLab icon, or by choosing Open Workspace… from the File menu and selecting a Go Button document.

QLab will automatically save the Go Button show as a new workspace to the same directory as the document being imported. QLab will create a unique name if there a workspace with the same name already exists in the import location.

When importing a .gobutton file, QLab will expect the media files to be located in same folder as the .gobutton file. When importing a .gobundle file, QLab will unpack the audio files from the bundle into a new “audio” folder inside the same folder as the .gobundle file.

Conversion Notes

  • Go Button cues are imported into a cue list.
  • Go Button hits are imported into a cue cart. Since cues within cue carts cannot have pre-wait times, any pre-waits on imported hits will be discarded.
  • Basic cues and hits that have a media file assigned to them are imported as Audio cues. Basic “empty” cues and hits are imported as Wait cues.
  • Cues and hits with complex settings are imported as Group cues containing the Audio or Wait cue along with the QLab cues needed to recreate similar Go Button behavior.
  • Fade ins and fade outs in Go Button cues become Fade cues. Fade ins and fade outs in Go Button hits are converted to integrated fade envelopes in the Audio cues for each hit.
  • Cues created from Go Button cues and hits that are “disabled” will be disarmed.
  • Cues created from Go Button cues and hits can only “Duck Others” within their own cue list or cart in QLab.
  • Triggers in Go Button cues and hits that are assigned to the “Start” action are converted into Hotkey, MIDI, or Wall Clock triggers. Triggers assigned to other actions are discarded. If a particular type of Go Button trigger has than one “Start” trigger, only one of those triggers is imported.
  • Go actions “Fade & Stop Others” and “Stop Others” become Network cues. The “Destination” setting for these cues must remain set to localhost to behave correctly. Remember too that Network cues require a paid license to function.

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