Scenes are canvases that allow you to build up elements to create different views or shots. For example, in one scene you may have a full screen shot of a contributor with a title overlay, and in another you would have a tile of contributor A & contributor B. Scenes can be made up of one source or many sources depending on how complicated your canvas is and which method suits your workflow.
Within a project, scenes are displayed horizontally within your Cre8 interface. By default this is shown as 1-24. An additional 24 scenes (25-48) can be accessed by toggling between the tab 1 and 2 from the right-hand side. The amount of scenes in your Project is fully configurable and can be increased up to 120 scenes. To configure the amount of scenes in your Project, open the settings window by clicking the icon. Navigate to the Advanced tab, then scroll and locate the Scene Configuration section. From here, select the drop-down box associated with Scenes and select the amount of scenes you would like to display in your project.
From the Scene Configuration settings you can also combine Preview/Program. This is useful if you have a large number of scenes in your Project and want to switch between them quickly because you can see more scenes without having to switch pages.
By default, scenes are broken up between a line for Program, and a line for Preview. The active scene in program will be highlighted in red, while the active scene in preview will be highlighted in green. This appears as follows:
|Scene is not in Preview or Program.
|Scene is in Preview.
|Scene is in Program.
By default scene names are defaulted as 1-120, however it is recommended that scenes are renamed when building your productions. Scenes can be renamed by right-clicking the scene within the Preview line, and selecting Rename. Enter your new name, then hit the enter key to save.
You can also rearrange scenes by clicking and dragging them into different positions.
Scenes are switched between either by activating a Transition from the transition bar or by double clicking on the scene in the Program line. This needs to be activated in Advanced settings also.