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Switcher Effects Track

The Switcher Effects track allows advanced control of the Vision Mixer with management of memories, macros, keyers or even color correctors. Controlling these video mixer functions allows you to go even further in the post-production rendering of your scenes by pushing the limits of creativity


Where are the effects I can use ?

The features of the Switcher Effects track are visible as buttons in the navigation located in the Inspector panel.


Macro

A macro is a function that is used to store a sequence of control panel operations in a macro register which you can recall to reproduce the same sequence of operations as required.


Macro Recall

To add a Macro Recall command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add the command
  2. In the browser click Macro
  3. The Add Macro Recall window opens
  4. Enter the Macro number to recall
  5. Enter a note describing what the Macro does.
  6. Click OK to confirm.

The Macro Recall command appears on the track with the Macro number to recall.


Macro Take/Resume

The Take/Resume feature allows you to continue executing a Macro that is paused.

To add a Macro Take/Resume command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click on Macro
  3. The Add Macro Recall window opens
  4. In the drop-down menu choose Take/Resume
  5. Enter a note describing what the Macro does.
  6. Click OK to confirm.

The Macro Take command appears on the track.



Timeline

The timelines are memories recorded in the video mixer including different keyframes allowing to recall states or effects with pre-programmed animations in time.


Timeline Recall

This feature enables timeline recall on the video mixer.

To add a Timeline Recall command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click Timeline.
  3. The Add Timeline Control window opens.
  4. The Recall command is selected by default.
  5. Choose the Region the Timeline depends on (Master, P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5 and User 1 to 8).
  6. Enter the number of the timeline to recall.
  7. Enter a note describing what the Timeline does.
  8. Click OK to confirm.

The Timeline Recall command appears on the track with the Timeline number to recall.


Timeline Run

This feature allows you to trigger the execution of a timeline on the video mixer

To add a Timeline Run command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Timeline.
  3. The Add Timeline Control window opens.
  4. In the Commands drop-down menu, select Run.
  5. Choose Timeline Region.
  6. Click OK to confirm.

Timeline Run command appears on the track.


Timeline Stop

This feature allows you to stop the execution of a timeline on the video mixer

To add a Timeline Stop command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Timeline.
  3. The Add Timeline Control window opens.
  4. In the Commands drop-down menu, select Stop.
  5. Choose Timeline Region.
  6. Click OK to confirm.

Timeline Stop command appears on the track.


Timeline Rewind

This feature allows you to rewind a timeline on the video mixer

To add a Timeline Rewind command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Timeline.
  3. The Add Timeline Control window opens.
  4. In the Commands drop-down menu, select Rewind.
  5. Choose Timeline Region.
  6. Click OK to confirm.
  7. Timeline Rewind command appears on the track.



Snapshot

A snapshot is a function that saves the conditions configured for applying an effect to an image in a snapshot register which can be recalled to reproduce the same conditions as required.


To add a Snapshot Recall command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click Snapshot
  3. The Add Snapshot Recall window opens
  4. Choose the Region the snapshot depends on (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5, and User 1 to 8)
  5. Fill in the number of the snapshot to recall
  6. Enter a note describing what the snapshot does
  7. Click OK to confirm.

The Snapshot Recall command appears on the track with the number of the Snapshot to be recalled.


Tip: You can enable the Effect Dissolve if you want the transition from the state before the snapshot recall to the snapshot settings changes smoothly. A dissolve duration can be set in LiveEdit if you want to override the default one on the switcher.



Key Xpoint (crosspoint)

You can set the source of any keyer using the Key Xpoint function. The advantage is that the source is not necessarily defined in LiveEdit and you have access to all the sources of the video mixer.


To add a Key Xpoint command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Key Xpoint.
  3. The Add Key Xpoint window opens.
  4. Choose the Region the Keyer depends on (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5)
  5. Choose the Keyer so you want to change the source (Key 1 to Key 8)
  6. Fill in the video source number of the video mixer to assign to this Keyer.
  7. Enter a note describing what the Key does.
  8. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Xpoint command appears on the track with the Key, Source and Region number.



Key Control

You can control the state of the Video Mixer Keyers by turning them on, off using cut or dissolve.

To add a Key Control command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Key Control.
  3. The Add Key Control window opens.
  4. Choose the Region the Keyer depends on (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5).
  5. Choose the Keyer you want to control (Key 1 to Key 8).
  6. Then choose the On or Off command to set the Keyer status.
  7. By default the transition is set to Cut. You can define a fade and specify a custom duration.
  8. Enter a note describing what the Key does.
  9. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Control command appears on the track with the number of the Key, its state and the Region.



Key Resizer

You can control the built-in DPM/Resizer of Video Mixer Keyers directly from LiveEdit. This allows you to create Zoom or Crop effects in real time.

To add a Key Resizer command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Key Resizer.
  3. The Add Key Resizer window opens.
  4. Choose the Region on which the Keyer depends (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5).
  5. Choose the Keyer whose Resizer you want to control (Key 1 to Key 8).
  6. Then set:
  • X-Position
  • Y-position
  • Size
  • X-scale
  • Scale Y
  • Ratio
  1. Enter a note describing what the Key does
  2. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Resizer control appears on the track along with the Key number, crop values, and Region.

Tip: You can preview your crop using the Eiffel Tower Preview



Key Crop

You can control the cropping of Video Mixer keyers directly from LiveEdit to create shape or black bar effects.

To add a Key Crop command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command.
  2. In the browser, click Key Crop.The Add Key Crop window opens.
  3. Choose the Region on which the Keyer depends (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5)
  4. Choose the Keyer whose Crop you want to control (Key 1 to Key 8)
  5. Enable or Disable the feature
  6. Set:
  7. The Value of Crop Left
  8. The Value of Crop Right
  9. The value of the Crop Top
  10. The Value of Crop Bottom
  11. Softness
  12. Enter a note describing what the Key does.
  13. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Crop command appears on the track along with the Key number, crop values and Region.



Key Matte

You can control the video fill of Video Mixer Keyers directly from LiveEdit.

To add a Key Matte command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click Key Matte
  3. The Add Key Matte window opens
  4. Choose the Region the Keyer depends on (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5)
  5. Choose the Keyer you want to control the fill (Key 1 to Key 8)
  6. Choose whether you want to fill the keyer with video or color. As part of a color, you can customize it
  7. Enter a note describing what the Key does
  8. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Matte command appears on the track along with the Key number, fill mode, and Region.



Key Border

You can control the borders of Video Mixer Keyers directly from LiveEdit.

To add a Key Border command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click Key Border
  3. The Add Key Border window opens
  4. Choose the Region the Keyer depends on (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5)
  5. Choose the Keyer you want to control the border (Key 1 to Key 8)
  6. Set the horizontal border value
  7. Set the vertical border value
  8. Set border color and density
  9. You can add a softness value
  10. Enter a note describing what the Key does
  11. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Border command appears on the track along with the Key number, border values and Region.



Key Defocus

You can control the defocus of Video Mixer Keyers directly from LiveEdit.

To add a Key Defocus command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click Key Defocus
  3. The Add Key Defocus window opens
  4. Choose the Region the Keyer depends on (P/P, M/E 1 to M/E 5)
  5. Choose the Keyer so you want to control the Defocus (Key 1 to Key 8)
  6. Set the horizontal defocus value
  7. Set the vertical defocus value
  8. Choose between Video and Video/Key depending on the video signal to be blurred
  9. Activate Clean mode to brighten the sides of the defocus
  10. Enter a note describing what the Key does
  11. Click OK to confirm.

The Key Defocus command appears on the track along with the Key number, defocus values and Region.



Color Correction

You can control the color correction of all video mixer buses directly from LiveEdit.

To add a Color Correction command:

  1. Position the timeline where you want to add your command
  2. In the browser, click Color Correction
  3. The Add Color Correction window opens
  4. Choose the bus you want to correct. It can be an Aux, a Background bus or a Keyer.
  5. Enable or disable color correction
  6. Set values for:
  7. Video Gain
  8. Luminance Gain
  9. Chrominance Gain
  10. Hue-delay
  11. Black-level
  12. Enter a note describing what the Key does
  13. Click OK to confirm.

The Color Correction command appears on the track labeled CC and the destination bus.



Edit an existing command

  1. Double-click on the event in the track Or select it then press the Enter key
  2. Edit the command in the popover
  3. Press Enter to validate the changes.


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