Figure 88

From top to bottom, the two main Switcher rows are labeled Program and Preview.  Clicking a button in the Program or Preview row selects the active video source for that row (audio sources may or may not be affected by Switcher activity – see Chapter 15 Audio).

The number of sources available in NDI-enabled TriCasters is so extensive that sources are arranged in two banks.  In this arrangement, each button does double duty, depending on which bank is currently being controlled.

Figure 89

Bank 1 is shown by default.  Holding down Alt on the keyboard reveals Bank 2 (Figure 223). On releasing Alt, Bank 1 is re-displayed.  It’s also possible to ‘latch’ Bank 2 if you like.  Pressing the Tab key cycles the currently displayed bank.

Hint: The main Switcher (and M/Es with transition effects assigned) are able to show ‘selection hints’ beneath their rows when the active selection is in the opposite bank.


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