Contributor/user settings

Desktop and laptop settings (Chrome browser)

From the Quicklink Manager Portal, you can adjust various settings of the available users.

Click the mceclip0.png icon on a desktop/laptop user to adjust their input audio/video device, audio gain, output audio device, audio mode and select their video input resolution.

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When using Google Chrome browser on a laptop, there are 3 audio modes available as follows:

  • 2 Channel: uses both channels 1 and 2
  • Echo Cancellation: uses 1 channel with echo cancellation
  • Lazy IFB: uses channel 1 or uses channel 2 when IFB is activated

Under Video Input “AudioOnly” is available for contributors without a Webcam/Video source.

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If Lazy IFB is selected, an IFB button will appear on the contributor’s screen. When this button is held or the space bar is pressed, the contributor is able to communicate with the operator of the Quicklink Manager using channel 2. When IFB is active, the button will turn green.

For guest accounts, a Remove Guest option will appear to remove a guest from your Quicklink Manager. To remove a guest, select the true option and close the popup.

The View Preview button will allow you to preview the incoming video and audio from the contributor. You will also be able to talk back to your contributor through the preview popup by unmuting the audio input icon.

Mobile settings (Chrome and Safari browser)

Click the mceclip5.png icon on a mobile user to adjust their input audio/video device, audio gain, audio mode i.e. stereo or mono and select their video input resolution.

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For a detailed description of the 3 audio modes available and how to configure lazy IFB, please refer to the Desktop and laptop settings (Chrome browser) section above.

When using a browser on a mobile device, there are 2 audio modes available as follows:

  • 2 Channel: uses both channels 1 and 2
  • Echo Cancellation: uses 1 channel with echo cancellation

For guest accounts, a Remove Guest option will appear to remove a guest from your Quicklink Manager. To remove a guest, select the true option and close the popup.

The ’View Preview’ button will allow you to preview the incoming video and audio from the contributor. You will also be able to talk back to your contributor through the preview popup by unmuting the audio input icon.

ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) settings

The settings cog on a ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) within the Quicklink Manager will allow you to enable or disable adaptive resizing options.

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The View Preview button will allow you to preview the incoming video and audio from the contributor.

 You will also be able to talk back to your contributor through the preview popup.

 

Studio-in-a-box control using the Quicklink Manager

Press the mceclip10.png icon next to the available Studio-in-a-box device within the Quicklink Manager Portal. This will open the Studio Control Panel which contains a large array of available controls which can be controlled during a call in real-time. These controls are detailed below:

 

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Camera orientation: The camera orientation slider will allow you to adjust the camera install position. Useful if using a Studio-in-a-box 1U with external camera. 

 

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Bars and Tone: Enable Camera’s built in bars and tone feature for testing.

 

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Chroma Key: The Chroma Keying button will open the GUI. Use the Chroma Keying toggle to enable or disable Chroma Keying. Click the mceclip15.png icon to upload an image or video to be used as the Chroma Key background. The background can be enabled or disabled using the toggle switch to the right. The Detect Key button will apply default Chroma settings which can then be adjusted using the available sliders. Press the Reset button to return everything to default settings.

 

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Int. light control: Clicking the internal light button will display a slider allowing you to control the inbuilt Studio-in-a-box lights.

 

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Camera movement sensitivity: Toggle the speed of the PTZ camera controls (slow/fast).

 

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Camera control: This is the PTZ camera pan and zoom controls. The mceclip19.png icon will return the camera back to the standard camera and zoom position.

 

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PTZ Presets: The PTZ presets option allows you to create up to 9 set locations where your camera can pan to. To set a location, use the camera control buttons above to select your location, then in the PTZ presets dialog select the preset number you would like to apply to, then click ‘Save’. You are now able to easily select the preset and click ‘Go’ to move the camera to the saved location. To reset a preset, select the preset you would like to delete and click ‘Clear’.

 

Scene: The Scene selection dropdown will allow you to select a preconfigured Scene saved to the PTZ camera. Alterations made to the camera will be saved to a scene if one is selected.

 

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Auto White Balancing settings: Click the AWB settings button to open the White Balancing GUI. Here the white balance profile can be selected, and the Display AWB button can be used to automatically configure this if AWB A or B options are selected. If the display mode slider is enabled, the White Balance status will display on the camera output when a white balancing adjustment is made.

 

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Camera gain: Click the camera gain button to display the GUI for this. Using the slider, the gain can be increased or decreased and turned on or off using the switch.

 

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Audio settings: The audio settings allows you to adjust the audio input levels of your ST500.

 

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DMX-512 light control: At the bottom of the controls are the DMX light controls. Here the DMX channels can be configured for control over light brightness and temperature. Click the mceclip25.png icon to input the required DMX channel.

 

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Recording: Click the start recording button to begin saving the Studio-in-a-box input to the unit. When recording has finished, select either Save or Delete on the prompt as required. Use the toggle switch to enable or disable recorded clip upload.

 

Server settings

Click the mceclip27.png icon on a server to configure the input/output devices, return resolution, input/output aspect ratio, output video/audio devices, output to NDI and adaptive resizing.

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The View Preview button will allow you to preview the incoming video and audio from the server. An intercom option is available by selecting the audio device to use.

 

Output to RTMP

To output to RTMP, click the mceclip30.png icon next to the server, and navigate to the Output tab. Set the Output Device to RTMP. Enter the RTMP URL (eg. rtmp://127.0.0.1/live), configure the RTMP Bitrate, and finally change the RTMP State to Live.

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Windows Updates

It is highly recommended that before going live, your Server channels are set to not automatically run Windows updates. To turn updates off, open the Server settings by clicking the mceclip33.png icon, navigate to the Windows Updates tab. Other key Windows information is also displayed in the Status field, including the windows stats and the last time your Server was updated. Click Save to update your changes.

 

Configuring teleprompt return using Autocue

It is possible to return a teleprompt to your ST500 and ST55 contributors using Autocue and NDI.

  1. Download Autocue’s QStart for free from the Autocue website.
  2. Refer to the Autocue QStart software manual on how to register your software, configure output and prepare your text.
  3. Once you have your teleprompt script and settings configured, press the Begin Prompting icon at the top of the Autocue QStart software. Your teleprompt will now be available as an NDI source.
  4. On your Quicklink Control Panel, select NDI Receiver as your Input Device.
  5. Click Settings, to open your input settings. Under Internal A/V Source, select Autocue_QStart.

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