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Input Settings

CONNECTION TYPE

The Input Settings tab in the Input Configuration panel features a Connection Type menu at the top.

The available source type options vary depending on the format for the session.

Multi-standard systems provide PAL and NTSC-J options according to session type, in addition to NTSC. The Connection Type menu for a PAL session lists suitable PAL HD and SD format options.

Choosing NTSC as the session video standard results in a Connection Type list with appropriate formats, and it is similar for NTSC-J. Changing from one video standard to another requires opening a new session.

Note: All connected cameras must conform to the video standard of the current session.

The standard options are:

1080i (Component)

  • Analog source, high definition, interlaced
  • 1080/60i or 11080/50i
  • 1920x1080 pixels, 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y, Pr and Pb input connectors

1080i (SDI)

  • Digital source, standard definition, interlaced
  • 1080/60i or 11080/50i
  • 1920x1080 pixels, 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by SDI input connectors
  • Optionally carries embedded audio

1080/30p (SDI), 1080/30PsF (SDI), 1080/24p (SDI), 1080/24PsF (SDI), 11080/25p (SDI), 11080/25PsF (SDI)

  • Digital source, high definition, progressive* scan (*PsF is a hybrid)
  • 1920x1080 pixels, 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by SDI input connectors
  • Optionally carries embedded audio

720/60p (Component), 1720/50p (Component)

  • Analog source, high definition, progressive scan
  • 1280x720 pixels, 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y, Pr and Pb input connectors

720/60p (SDI), 720/30p (SDI), 720/24p (SDI), 1720/50p (SDI), 1720/25p (SDI)

  • Digital source, high definition, progressive scan
  • 1280x720 pixels, 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by SDI input connectors
  • Optionally carries embedded audio

The standard definition options listed below are provided in both 4:3 and 16:9 versions:

480/30i (Component)

  • NTSC analog format, standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x480 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y, Pr and Pb input connectors

480/30i (SDI)

  • NTSC digital format , standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x480 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by SDI input connectors
  • Optionally carries embedded audio

480/30i (Y/C)

  • NTSC (S-Video) analog format , standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x480 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y and Pb input connectors

480/30i (Composite)

  • NTSC analog format , standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x480 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y input connector

1576/25i (Component)

  • PAL analog format, Standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x576 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y, Pr and Pb input connectors

1576/25i (SDI )

  • PAL digital format , standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x576 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by SDI input connectors
  • Optionally carries embedded audio

1576/25i (Y/C)

  • PAL (S-Video) analog format , standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x576 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y and Pb input connectors

1576/25i (Composite)

  • PAL analog format , standard definition, interlaced
  • 720x576 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect
  • Connected to 3Play by Y input connector

1 Multi-standard systems only.

NAME

The Name field (next to Connection Type) is editable, allowing you to enter a custom name for each input. The name supplied will appear elsewhere in the user interface, including in the HUD (Heads-Up Display).

AUDIO SETTINGS

Section 3.10 detailed Input Configuration panel controls devoted to Audio setup.

Just to review briefly, the Input Type menu offers the following audio connection options:

  • Mic
  • Mic + Phantom
  • Line

SDI Embedded (shown only when the video connection is SDI).

The neighboring Gain slider adds a range of adjustment beyond the basic level established by the Input Type selection, permitting you to benchmark individual sources. The Mute switch, when enabled, prevents this particular audio source from being heard at all in captured files or on output.

Note: The Input Type menu for Input 7 is ghosted when the input is in use for timecode (LTC) input (see Section 7.3).

VU METERS

The audio VU meters (VU stands for Volume Unit) beside each video input monitor serve several purposes. At the simplest level, as you record audio with your video (or pass it through to output), the input meters assure you that audio is arriving at the audio inputs.

Likewise, the output VU meters provide confidence that you are supplying audio to the outputs. More importantly, you can monitor audio levels to be sure you are not overdriving the system, which would result in clipping of the signal.

Section 7.2.1

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