The Frame Buffer folder is a “watch folder”.  When you save an image into the correct location for a given buffer, the corresponding buffer immediately updates, even if it is currently displayed.  This lets you refresh overlays virtually instantly from any computer on the same network. 

  • Still image Buffers are normally stored using the popular 32 bit PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format, but other formats are also supported.
  • Specific filenames are not important in the buffer workflow. Actually, multiple media files with different names can reside in buffer folders.  TriCaster always shows the ‘newest’ file – that is, the one with the most recent modification date.


More on the Use and Creation of Watch Folders can be found at the link below:



Section 11.4.6

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