TriCaster’s powerful Buffer system provides convenient alternative graphics and animation sources for M/Es (including their associated KEY channels), the Switcher’s primary Program and Preview rows, and its DSK channels. The tabbed Buffers module (Figure 140) shows icons and controls for fifteen Buffers.

Figure 140

Buffers are sometimes even more useful than similar imagery supplied from Media Players. Buffers are retained in Switcher Memory for immediate recall and display.  Using a buffer for a specific DSK or M/E channel (rather than a Media Player) eliminates the risk of accidentally displaying the wrong graphic, as might otherwise happen if the current Media Player item selection was not the one intended.


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