User-friendly design is emphasized on the input overview and settings pages.
The first page displayed when entering system setup is the Input Overview, which provides a snapshot of all the settings for the selected channel. From the overview page, it’s easy to see and compare all your record channels as all relevant information is displayed and the input screen can be toggled between inputs via the “Next/Prev” control (top right) or by selecting a preview thumbnail at the lower left.
The input page provides basic input settings access for recording any of the standard SD, HD, 2K and optionally 4K resolutions and frame rates. And, it can handle 8 bit, 10 bit and in some cases 444 color depths. Audio sources are SDI, AES and there are options for analog audio. Other input settings include selecting the recording behavior when a signal is lost or a dropped frame is detected.
The input overview page provides a complete, detailed snapshot of your channel setup including input and encoder settings which are selected on the master/proxy
Additionally, project selection and setup are accessed from the Overview page.
Beyond the included Project Name, Scene Names, Tape and Reel ID, etc., all of which are also hotlinks to their respective settings pages, each channel can have both a custom label and custom input name to make channel identification easier and these custom labels and names can be used in folder and file naming.
Located on the bottom of the input overview page with the customizable input names and labels are thumbnail previews of the incoming video on each channel.
The input page allows you to select settings for the input source for a specific channel. Even better, selecting “auto detect” makes basic setup a snap. Audio is selected manually.
Depending on the platform and software available, a user can record up to 8 independent sources on a single deck with different resolutions, frame rates, formats and audio type.
Toggle the arrow on the top right to select, view and adjust each input or use the “copy to other channels button” on the bottom right to copy settings between channels.
Select “Audio Delay” to set channel specific audio delay in millisecond increments, to compensate for incoming video that is delayed because of outboard processing.