Sources, also sometimes referred to as inputs, are various elements that build up a scene. For example a Quicklink Studio caller, Zoom caller, image, or text overlay are all sources.
The full list of available sources that can be added to scenes are as follows:
- Audio Input Capture: Add any audio device discovered by the system to capture sound, music or speech.
- Audio Output Capture: Add an internal audio source from Cre8.
- Blackmagic Device: Allows you to capture SDI or HDMI as an input.
- Browser: Add web-based content as a source, such as web pages, widgets and streaming video.
- Colour Source: Add a solid colour into your scene. Choose the width/height or free transform path. Supports HSV, RGB and HEX.
- Countdown Timer: Add a Timer to your scene; Countdown, Countup, Specific Time or Specific Date and Time.
- Display Capture: Capture any active display on your local system.
- Dizplai: Add dynamic graphics and visualisations with Dizplai.
- Flowics: Add professional, intelligent live overlays using Flowics.
- Hyper: Add innovative, real-time graphics using Hyper.
- Image: Insert an image into your scene. Formats supported are png, jpg, jpeg, gif, tra and bmp.
- Image Slide Show: Add multiple images and play as a slide show. Formats supported are png, jpg, jpeg, gif, tra and bmp. Options to choose between automatic or manual control.
- Instant Replay: Add an Instant Replay that can be used to instantly replay a timeframe of your production with control over the replay speed to give a slow motion effect.
- Lower Thirds: Add animated Lower Thirds which can be controlled from the Lower Thirds control panel.
- Media Source: Add videos or sound clips to your scene. Formats supported are mp4, ts, mov, flv, mkv, avi, mp3, ogg, aac, wav, gif and webm.
- NDI™ Source: Add NDI streams to your scene. Quicklink’s ST100, ST102, ST200 and Quicklink TX have NDI output options to be added with this source.
- Placeholder Source: Add a placeholder source into a scene.
- Quicklink Studio: Add a Quicklink Studio (ST55) caller into your scene.
- Scene: Add an existing scene as a source.
- SRT Source: Add an SRT stream into your scene.
- Singular.live: Add intelligent live overlays using Singular.
- Template: Add a Template source into your scene.
- Text (GDI+): Add text overlays to your scene with formatting (font, font style, size, effects, transform, colour, opacity, background colour and alignment). Supported formats are hex, rgba and hsv.
- Video Capture Device: Add a variety of video devices, including webcams and capture cards.
- Window Capture: Capture any window running on your local system.
- Zoom Caller: Add a Zoom caller into your scene.
Adding a source
To add a source to your scene, firstly select the scene you would like to add the source, then click the icon within the Sources window.
Within the Sources drop-down, select or search for the source type you would like to add, then click Add Source.
Depending on the source selected, you will now be directed through different properties of the source, including assigning a name for your source. It is highly recommended that a friendly name is given for any sources added.
Once added, you can resize and position by selecting the source through the Preview window. It is also possible to tune position, rotation, size and crop sources. To achieve this, select the source, then select the Transform button from the toolbar and clicking Edit Transform.
The above steps should be repeated when building multiple sources into a scene. Sources will work on a layer methodology. The source at the top of the Sources box will be the layer on-top, while the source at the bottom of the list will be the layer at the back.
Deleting a source
To delete a source within a scene, select the source you would like to delete, then press the icon or hit the Delete key.
You will now get a prompt to confirm deletion of source, click Yes to delete.