Figure 70

For SDI or HDMI sources, TriCaster is usually able to auto-detect the format and configure the input settings appropriately.

You may, however, need to manually select the format in some cases.  For example, if you connect an SD-SDI source within an HD session, or vice versa.  Alternatively, you may need to connect an analog source, such as an HD camera or recorder that employs a traditional analog component output. 

Connection type and format options are provided in the Hardware Configuration panel (Figure 70).  Conveniently, you can open this pane by clicking the configuration (gear) icon shown at right of the Source selection in Input Configuration (or you can double-click the Program output viewport to do so).

The Input tab in this panel lists all local hardware inputs (either 4 or 8, depending on the TriCaster model) in a table.  Drop-down menus in the Video and Audio columns allow you to choose between various connection types and, for audio, different levels (Figure 71).

Figure 71

Connection Type

The Video menu lists appropriate options for the current session video standard – PAL, NTSC or NTSC-J.  Changing from one video standard to another requires exiting the session. Auto-detect (SDI)

Hint: All connected cameras must conform to the current video standard for the session.

Auto-detect (SDI)

TriCaster Advanced Edition’s Auto Detect (SDI) feature makes configuring SDI sources easy.  Generally, you can simply connect a camera and see the signal from their SDI sources immediately, without any need to set resolution and framerate options.  (Note that this feature requires that the source is supplied in an HD format for HD sessions or an SD format for SD sessions.  So, for example, if you connect an HD-SDI camera in an SD session, Auto-Detect will work as expected.)


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