Quicklink Studio Server Software

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To start the Studio Software, open QL Control Panel located on the desktop.

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Registering your Studio Server software

To register your Studio Server, click More Features from the main interface.

Enter your previously created user credentials into the username and password fields. Click Register.

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Once the Studio Server has been registered, the server will appear in the server list of the Quicklink Manager.

Always on top  

A useful feature of the Studio Server Software is the option to always display the Control panel on top of other open windows. This can be activated or deactivated by clicking the orange padlock icon on the top right of the screen.

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Channel selection  

Click on the left of the Control Panel to select the individual channel which you wish to manage the settings. The number of channels available to you is dependent on the unit purchased (i.e. Quicklink SDI/4k will show 1 channel, Quicklink Duo will show 2 channels and a Quicklink Quad will show 4 channels.

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Starting/stopping channels

STATUS

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Channel is stopped

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Channel is ready

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Channel is in use

You can start/stop channels independently from directly within the Quicklink Control Panel This allows you to free up CPU for higher resolution calls. A channel can be started by clicking the START button. When a channel is running, click STOP to terminate the channel. An indicator light is visible to next to the channel name and IP address showing the status of the channel.

Input device

Select the Input Device dropdown box to view the available inputs. 

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Input device

Select the Input Device dropdown box to view the available inputs. 

  • SDI/HDMI/ANALOGDecklink A/V inputs e.g. HDMI, SDI, XLR, AES (hardware dependent).
  • NDI ReceiverUse an available NDI stream as A/V input.
  • Audio OnlyReturn audio only to the caller.
  • NoneNo video or audio input.
  • MPEG2-TS/Video FileUse a video or transport stream as the input. (RTMP,UDP,RTSP,HLS,MOV,TS,MXF,MP4 supported)

Input settings  

Click on the Settings button to view a list of available setting options.

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SETTING

DESCRIPTION

Set Name

This setting allows for the renaming of inputs to allow personalisation of workflows.

 

Input Format

 

Select desired input format. By default, this is Auto Detect and will automatically detect the connected video format.

Max Return Resolution

Select the maximum return resolution to return to the caller (hardware dependent).

 

Internal A/V Source

Select A/V source when input device is set to the Decklink e.g. SDI for embedded SDI or SDI_XLR for SDI with analogue audio.

 

SD Aspect Ratio Scaling

Select SD input as 16:9 Squeezed, 16:9 Letter Box or 4:3 Center Cut

Audio Input

Select audio input device.

 

Output device  

Choose an available output device.

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  • NoneNo video output, audio device selectable.
  • SDI/HDMI/ANALOGDecklink output.
  • NDI RendererRender output to NDI.
  • RTMP – Render output to RTMP,UDP,RTSP,HLS.

Output settings

Select the Output Device Settings button to view list of available setting options.

SETTING

DESCRIPTION

Set Name

This setting allows for the renaming of inputs to allow personalisation of workflows.

Output Video Format

Select desired output format. By default, this is set to Same as Input.

SD Aspect Ratio Scaling

Select SD output as 16:9 Squeezed, 16:9 Letter Box or 4:3 Center Cut

Output Audio Device

Select the output audio device. By default, this will be set to the selected output device.

 

More features

Click More Features to access additional features within the Studio Server Software.

Click Studio Input/Output Preview button to view previews of the incoming Studio call and the return feed in 180p.

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Tally light

The tally light feature allows an image to be returned to the caller’s screen. A live on-air notification can be sent to the return caller. Alternatively, any image may be selected such as a corporate logo or copyrighted text.

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Select the Configure button to bring up the tally light settings window. From this window you can configure up to three tally lights and toggle them on or off.

The Select Image button allows a desired image to be selected. The location of this image can be adjusted by manipulating the X and Y sliders. Resetting the tally light removes the image and defaults back to X (0) and Y (0).

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Studio Server Software configuration

From the Quicklink Manager, click the mceclip12.png icon next to the newly available server.

The Server Name can be changed to a friendly name by clicking the mceclip13.png icon. Enter the preferred server name and click Save.

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  • Input Device: Select the input device for return video (video sent to remote callers). Options such as Decklink, NDI Receiver, Webcam and Transport Stream are available (hardware dependent).
  • Internal A/V Source: Decklink A/V inputs e.g. HDMI, SDI, XLR, AES (hardware dependent).
  • Input Format: Select the format of the return video feed. Auto Detect (1080i59) is default.
  • Return Resolution: Select the maximum return resolution to return to the caller (hardware dependent).
  • Input SD Aspect Ratio: Select SD input as 16:9 Squeezed, 16:9 Letter Box or 4:3 Center Cut.
  • Audio Input: Selection to choose audio from video, or from external device.
  • Output Device: Select the output device. Options such as DeckLink, NDI Renderer and RTMP are available.
  • Output Video Format: Select the required output format.
  • Output Audio Device: Select the output audio device. By default, this will be set to the selected output device.
  • Output to NDI: Renders output to NDI over a local network
  • Output SD Aspect Ratio: Select SD output as 16:9 Squeezed, 16:9 Letter Box or 4:3 Center Cut
  • Adaptive Resizing: Enable this to allow the video to resize to a smaller width & height if the available network bandwidth drops (configurable for both Studio server and Studio-in-a-box).

Click Close to save your changes.

 

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