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THE STARTUP SCREEN

INTRODUCTION TO SESSIONS

Whenever you work with TriCaster, you provide certain information about the production environment:

  • What broadcast standard is used in your locale? Is it PAL, common in Europe among other places, or perhaps NTSC, standard throughout North American regions?
  • If your task includes cameras or other live sources, are they HD, SD or a mixture of both?   
  • How are cameras connected (are you using component or SDI connections, something else, or a mixture of several connection types)?

As you continue, you may make other adjustments relevant to your current production requirements:

  • You might calibrate your cameras individually using the Proc Amp settingsin the Input Configuration
  • If your production plans include the use of greenscreen staging, you will probably adjust the LiveMatte settings for one or more cameras to provide optimal keying.
  • Perhaps you will use the Multiview Proc Amps to adjust the display sent to a projection system.
  • What are your output device connection preferences?
    • For example, do you require a local SD video reference monitor connected by means of an analog S-Video or composite cable?
    • Do you intend to configure a connection for a projection system? What external audio connections and adjustments are required?   
  • You might create a playlist of custom title pages in a Media Player, along with additional playlists for the DDRs.

During the course of the actual live production you may perform further fine-tuning, and also add to the media content used in the presentation:

  • You could grab a series of still images from Program Output.
  • Grab some clips from the production for replay later.
  • And capture the network Stream output as a file.

The list of adjustments, activities and assets involved in a specific production goes on, but the main point to grasp here is that the session is comprised of all of the above collectively. If you do not deliberately delete the session, all of your session media and all of your session settings are ready for immediate recall and re-use.

When you re-open an existing session, it’s just as if you were continuing an earlier event.  Thus, if you return to the same venue another day under similar conditions, simply re-open your prior session and you are virtually ready to go. (Of course, it’s the professional course of wisdom to test everything before beginning any event.)

Naturally, you can store multiple sessions and re-open them freely.  This greatly simplifies business models that involve regular trips to specific remote sites or a number of unique episodic programs, and easily accommodates different users with their own individual requirements and preferences.

SECTION 5.1

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