Matrox VS4 Installation and User Guide
Matrox VS4
Installation and User Guide
March 24, 2014
Y11239-201-0210
Trademarks
Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. ...........................................................................Matrox®, CompressHD™, Convert DVI™,
Mtx.utils™, VS4™, Matrox Mojito™, MXO™
Adobe Systems Inc..............................................................................................Adobe®, Premiere® Pro
ATI Technologies Inc............................................................................................ATI®, Radeon®
Microsoft Corporation..........................................................................................Microsoft®, Windows®, Video for Windows™,
DirectShow®
NVIDIA Corporation..............................................................................................NVIDIA®, GeForce®
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.)......................................................Panasonic®, DVCPRO™, DVCPRO50™,
DVCPRO HD™
Telestream, Inc. ..................................................................................................Telestream®, Wirecast®
StudioCoast Pty Inc. ............................................................................................vMix®
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Tel: (514) 685-2630 Fax: (514) 685-2853 World Wide Web: www.matrox.com
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Matrox Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Statement
1 Matrox* ("Matrox") having its head office at 1055 St-Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec Canada tel: (514) 822-6000
warrants that the Matrox hardware products (the "Matrox Product") will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase by the original customer
("Customer" or "You") who provides adequate proof of purchase and payment (for example, a copy of your sales
receipt or purchase invoice). The warranties provided by Matrox in this Matrox limited warranty statement apply
only to Matrox Products that the Customer purchases for use, and not for resale. This warranty applies only to the
original Customer and is non-transferable. MATROX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE
MATROX PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS IN THE MATROX
PRODUCT WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE MATROX PRODUCT WILL MEET THE CUSTOMER'S
REQUIREMENTS OR PERFORM WITH ANY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY THIRD
PARTIES. Conditions and limitations of Matrox's warranty are stated below.
2 Matrox's limited warranty applies only to the Matrox Product entirely manufactured by or for Matrox. The limited
warranty does not apply to any non-Matrox hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with the
Matrox Product. Manufacturers, suppliers or publishers other than Matrox may provide their own warranties to the
Customer, but Matrox, insofar as permitted by law, provides their products "as is." Software provided by Matrox is
not covered under this limited warranty (please refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for
details of the terms applicable to such).
3 Matrox's limited warranty covers only those defects which arise as a result of normal use of the Matrox Product
and does not apply to any damage which arises from:
a improper or inadequate maintenance;
b incompatibilities due to the Customer's hardware or software applications, including non-Matrox products,
with or in which the Matrox Product interfaces;
c Matrox Product of a special or custom-made nature;
d unauthorized modification or misuse, including physical damage to the Matrox Product caused by the
Customer or due to transportation of the product;
e improper installation, abuse, misapplication or negligence;
f failure to follow instructions relating to Matrox Product's use;
g operation outside the Matrox Product's environmental specifications;
h improper site preparation or maintenance;
i software;
j service performed by anyone who is not a representative of Matrox;
k other causes that do not relate to a Matrox Product defect;
l defects or damage suffered as a result of force majeure (including theft);
m defects or damage suffered as a result of normal wear and tear or otherwise due to the normal aging of the
Matrox Product, and/or
n stolen goods.
The warranty is voided by removal or alteration of identification labels on the Matrox Product or its parts.
4 In the event of a defect in a Matrox Product during the applicable warranty period, Matrox shall at its sole option,
either i) repair the defect using new or refurbished parts and return the repaired Matrox Product within a
reasonable delay; or ii) replace the Matrox Product with a Matrox Product that is new or which has been
manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original Matrox
Product and send such replacement Matrox Product within a reasonable delay.
*
Matrox is Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd, Matrox Graphics Inc. or Matrox Europe Limited. Head office at
1055 St-Regis Blvd. Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P 2T4 Telephone (514) 822-6000.
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5 A replacement Matrox Product or part assumes the remaining warranty of the original Matrox Product.
When a Matrox Product or part is replaced, any replacement item becomes the Customer's property and the
replaced item becomes Matrox's property.
6 This warranty is valid in any country where Matrox Products are distributed by Matrox and/or its authorized
resellers, dealers or distributors.
7 This limited warranty gives the Customer specific legal rights. The Customer may also have other
rights which vary from state to state in the United States, from province to province in Canada, and
from country to country elsewhere in the world.
8 For Australian Consumers: The rights described in this warranty are in addition to the statutory rights to
which You may be entitled under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and other applicable Australian
consumer protection laws and regulations. Our Matrox Products come with guarantees that cannot be
excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure
and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are entitled to have the goods
repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major
failure. Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being
repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.
Limitations of Warranty
1 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS WARRANTY AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH
ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND
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OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO
MATROX PRODUCTS. MATROX SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS (AND THE CUSTOMER, BY
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WAIVES) ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR INTENDED PURPOSE OR USE AND THE WARRANTY AGAINST
LATENT DEFECTS, WITH RESPECT TO THE HARDWARE AND/OR SOFTWARE. MATROX
FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT MATROX PRODUCTS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART,
WILL BE FREE FROM INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PATENTS, OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
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purchases the Matrox Product, this limited warranty shall be deemed modified to be consistent with such
local law. Under such local law, certain limitations of this limited warranty may not apply to the consumer. If
Matrox cannot lawfully disclaim statutory or implied warranties, then to the extent permitted by law, all such
warranties shall be limited in duration to the duration of this express warranty and to repair or replacement
service as determined by Matrox at its sole discretion.
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make a Matrox Product exchange without risk to or loss of the programs or data.
4 To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies provided in this limited warranty are the Customer's sole
and exclusive remedies.
Limitations of Liability
1 EXCEPT FOR THE OBLIGATIONS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY, IN
NO EVENT SHALL MATROX BE LIABLE FOR:
a any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, foreseeable or unforeseeable, or punitive
damages, whether based on contract, tort, delict or any other legal theory and whether advised of the
possibility of such damages; and/or
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b damages arising from the loss of use, data, Matrox Production revenue, use of money, anticipated savings,
procurement of substitute goods, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation and/or profit in connection with
the Matrox Product or any business interruption.
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actual or alleged infringement of any actual or pending patents, copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Matrox shall have no liability arising out of any such actual or alleged intellectual property infringement.
2 Without prejudice to the foregoing, any liability of Matrox for any breach of warranty shall be limited to the actual
amount paid by the Customer for the defective hardware in question.
3 To the extent allowed by local law, Matrox's entire liability and the Customer's exclusive remedy shall be the
repair or replacement of any defective Matrox Product during the warranty period. Matrox does not offer any other
warranty with respect to Matrox hardware or software or any other hardware or software.
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all transport, insurance, storage and other charges incurred on all returned Matrox Products.
5 Matrox reserves the right to change its warranties at any time and without notice, at its sole discretion, with
respect to future sales and deliveries.
6 UNAUTHORIZED USE. THE MATROX PRODUCT AND ANY DOCUMENTATION RELATED THERETO
ARE NOT DESIGNED, INTENDED, AUTHORIZED OR WARRANTED TO BE SUITABLE FOR USE OR
RESALE IN ANY TYPE OF SYSTEM OR OTHER APPLICATIONS RELATED TO, HAZARDOUS OR
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS OR APPLICATIONS REQUIRING
HIGH-AVAILABILITY OR FAIL-SAFE PERFORMANCE, WHERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY
OCCUR, SUCH AS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LIFE SUSTAINING, LIFE SAVING SYSTEMS, OPERATION OF
NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC
CONTROL, PUBLIC WORKS, WEAPONS SYSTEMS, OR ANY OTHER APPLICATION IN WHICH THE
FAILURE OF A MATROX PRODUCT COULD LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL
DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY. CUSTOMER WILL NOT USE, OR PERMIT TO BE USED, THE
MATROX PRODUCTS FOR SUCH HIGH-AVAILABILITY, FAIL-SAFE OR CRITICAL APPLICATIONS
AND FURTHER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS MATROX AND ITS
MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND
ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY ACTION, SUIT, PROCEEDING, COST, EXPENSE, DAMAGES,
AND LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING
OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, THE BREACH OF CUSTOMER'S OBLIGATIONS RELATED HERETO, EVEN
IF SUCH CLAIM ALLEGES THAT MATROX WAS NEGLIGENT REGARDING THE DESIGN OR
MANUFACTURE OF THE MATROX PRODUCT.
Obtaining Service (whether in or out of warranty)
1 Verify that your Matrox Product was installed and configured according to the information in its accompanying
documentation or at the web site referenced therein.
2 Read the "Troubleshooting" information included with the Matrox Product or at the web site referenced therein, to
verify if the problem can be easily solved.
3 If You are still experiencing difficulties, please contact your dealer or distributor where You purchased your
Matrox Product. Please go to http://www.matrox.com/hr/en/company/legal/en/warranty, to find the list of Matrox
authorized dealers and/or distributors in your area.
4 Alternatively, if this first option is unavailable to You and you are still experiencing problems or if you believe that
your product is defective, please contact the Matrox Support team. We will help you troubleshoot your issue and
process a replacement if it is found to be defective. Matrox support team can be reached at
http://www.matrox.com/hr/en/company/legal/en/warranty.
5 Before returning the Matrox Product, please back up any and all information or data thereon, including, without
limitation, confidential, proprietary, personal or other information. All data and information on the Matrox
Product will be lost given that the persistent storage device(s) will be reformatted to factory default during testing;
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and Matrox cannot, and does not, accept any responsibility for any information that may be lost, corrupted,
damaged or otherwise rendered inaccessible.
6 When returning a Matrox Product, leave the configuration as it was when You were using it, and leave all
identification stickers on the Matrox Product. Pack the Matrox Product in its original box and return it to
your Matrox dealer or distributor where the Matrox Product was purchased, together with your proof of
purchase. Your Matrox dealer or distributor will return the Matrox Product for You. Alternatively, You may
proceed by returning your Matrox Product by following the guidelines referred to at the following address
http://www.matrox.com/hr/en/company/legal/en/warranty, and follow the link to Customer Support, where a
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number will be issued, upon receipt of adequate proof of
purchase, and shipping instructions will be given to you. Customer will be responsible in paying the freight
to send the Matrox Product for service. Please ensure that the product is in Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
packaging before shipping it back to Matrox or else the warranty shall be void.
DO NOT RETURN THE MATROX PRODUCT TO MATROX WITHOUT MATROX'S RMA NUMBER
AND EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION.
Once an RMA number is issued, the Matrox Product must be returned to Matrox within thirty (30) days.
NON-WARRANTY product will be shipped back to You collect or on your courier account number, if one is
provided.
General
1 This limited warranty shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec, Canada and the federal laws
of Canada applicable therein and the courts of the Province of Quebec shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear
and decide any dispute instituted by the Customer in connection with this limited warranty; the Customer
waives, by accepting the Matrox Product, its rights to institute proceedings in connection with this warranty
against Matrox in any jurisdiction other than Quebec. Customer hereby agrees to all terms of this warranty in
the English language. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does
not apply to this warranty and is strictly excluded.
2 Except as may be expressly agreed to the contrary in a signed written agreement between Customer and
Matrox, i) any written or oral information or advice given by Matrox's distributors, agents or employees will
in no way increase the scope of the limited warranty contained in this limited warranty; and ii) this limited
warranty states the only warranty made to You by Matrox with respect to the units of Matrox Product that
You have purchased, and the terms of this limited warranty shall override the terms of any purchase orders
and any other terms and understandings You may seek to apply in respect thereof.
3 This limited warranty is personal to You and cannot be assigned or transferred without Matrox's prior written
agreement.
4 The failure by Matrox to enforce any of the provisions of this limited warranty shall not constitute a waiver
of Matrox's rights to enforce such provision or any other provision of this limited warranty in the future.
5 If any clause in this limited warranty is held by a court of law to be illegal or unenforceable the remaining
provisions of this limited warranty shall not be affected thereby.
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("MATROX") CONCERNING THE USAGE OF THE MATROX SOFTWARE. BY DOWNLOADING,
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TYPE OF SYSTEM OR OTHER APPLICATIONS RELATED TO, HAZARDOUS OR POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS OR APPLICATIONS REQUIRING HIGH-AVAILABILITY OR FAIL-SAFE
PERFORMANCE, WHERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY OCCUR, SUCH AS MEDICAL SYSTEMS,
LIFE SUSTAINING, LIFE SAVING SYSTEMS, OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT
NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, PUBLIC WORKS, WEAPONS
SYSTEMS, OR ANY OTHER APPLICATION IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF A PRODUCT COULD LEAD TO
PROPERTY DAMAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY. LICENSEE WILL NOT USE,
OR PERMIT TO BE USED, THE PRODUCTS FOR SUCH HIGH-AVAILABILITY, FAIL-SAFE OR CRITICAL
APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER, LICENSEE AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS
MATROX AND ITS MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES,
SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY ACTION, SUIT , PROCEEDING, COST,
EXPENSE, DAMAGES, AND LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE
ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING OUT OF , OR RELATED TO, THE BREACH OF LICENSEE'S OBLIGATIONS
RELATED HERETO, EVEN IF SUCH CLAIM ALLEGES THAT MATROX WAS NEGLIGENT REGARDING
THE DESIGN OR MANUFACTURE OF THE SOFTWARE.
TERMINATION
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leases, or commitments in connection with the Licensee's business or goodwill or otherwise.
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Matrox End-User VFW Software Codec License Agreement ("Agreement")
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING,
COPYING OR USING THE SOFTWARE. THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU THE END USER
("END USER") AND MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD. ("MATROX") CONCERNING THE MATROX
VIDEO FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE CODEC PACKAGE (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SOFTWARE") WHICH END
USER WISHES TO USE FOR PERSONAL USE. END USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT WILL
BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Supported formats: DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 I-frame SD, MPEG-2 I-frame
HD (includes 720p, full-size 1080i/p, and 1440x1080i/p), MPEG-2 I-frame SD + Alpha, MPEG-2 I-frame HD +
Alpha, Offline HD, HDV and EZ-HDV (playback only), Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit SD, Uncompressed 8-bit and
10-bit HD, Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit SD + Alpha, Uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit HD + Alpha, EZ-MXF
(playback only), and Motion-JPEG (playback only).
1. LICENSE
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introducing Matrox VS4
Welcome to Matrox VS4....................................................................... 2
Matrox VS4 system requirements........................................................ 2
Tested systems .......................................................................................... 3
Supported programs .................................................................................. 3
About this manual ................................................................................. 3
Style conventions ....................................................................................... 3
How video formats are expressed ............................................................. 4
Last-minute information.............................................................................. 4
Chapter 2
Installing Matrox VS4 Hardware and Software
Before installing your Matrox hardware ............................................... 6
Start with a functioning system................................................................... 6
Avoid costly damage .................................................................................. 6
Installing your Matrox VS4 card ........................................................... 6
Installing Matrox VS4 software..............................................................7
Updating your VS4 firmware ........................................................................7
Important note about sleep and hibernation modes .............................7
Removing your Matrox VS4 software................................................... 8
Chapter 3
Connecting External Devices to Matrox VS4
Available Matrox VS4 connections ...................................................... 10
Supported input formats...................................................................... 10
Connecting devices to Matrox VS4 ......................................................11
Chapter 4
Using the VS4Recorder Application
Overview.............................................................................................. 14
Starting VS4Recorder.......................................................................... 14
VS4Recorder interface ........................................................................ 14
Overview .................................................................................................. 14
View bar .................................................................................................... 15
Control bar ................................................................................................ 15
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Source window...........................................................................................17
How to record .....................................................................................20
Record functionality ............................................................................22
Record modes ..........................................................................................22
Disk space indicator ..................................................................................23
Record status............................................................................................23
Record Path button ...................................................................................24
Record log file ...........................................................................................25
Settings ...............................................................................................26
Accessing the VS4Recorder settings ........................................................26
Source settings .........................................................................................26
Record Path .............................................................................................. 27
Files and file naming ..................................................................................28
Labels........................................................................................................30
Label and filename overlay........................................................................ 31
Video codec .............................................................................................. 31
Audio settings ...........................................................................................33
Timecode settings.....................................................................................34
VU meters .................................................................................................35
Audio monitoring ................................................................................. 37
Enabling/disabling audio monitoring .......................................................... 37
Selecting the audio pair to monitor............................................................ 37
View modes ........................................................................................38
Source view...............................................................................................38
Full-screen mode ......................................................................................39
Keyboard shortcuts ............................................................................40
Working with editing applications .......................................................42
Viewing VS4Recorder metadata in Adobe Premiere Pro ...........................42
Multi-camera editing .................................................................................43
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Chapter 5
Using Matrox VS4 with Telestream Wirecast
Overview............................................................................................. 46
Using Matrox VS4 for streaming ........................................................ 46
Recording your source video to disk.................................................. 48
Specifying settings in the Matrox ISO Recording tool ................................ 51
Matrox VS4 file naming conventions......................................................... 55
Record functionality .................................................................................. 56
Record status ........................................................................................... 58
Input states and video formats ................................................................. 58
Record log file .......................................................................................... 59
Working with editing applications ....................................................... 59
Multi-camera editing................................................................................. 60
Chapter 6
Using Matrox VS4 with StudioCoast vMix
Overview............................................................................................. 62
Setting the recording audio ................................................................ 62
Selecting VS4 inputs in vMix............................................................... 63
Changing the audio input.................................................................... 64
Streaming live media with vMix .......................................................... 64
Using the vMix MultiCorder feature.................................................... 65
Recording the vMix output ................................................................. 66
Selecting your MPEG-2 I-frame settings ............................................ 67
Chapter 7
Monitoring Your Matrox VS4 System
Using X.info to display VS4 information .............................................. 72
Displaying system information ...................................................................72
Displaying hardware information ...............................................................74
Monitoring your VS4’s operating temperatures .........................................75
Error notification ........................................................................................75
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Appendix A
Matrox VS4 Specifications
General................................................................................................ 78
Connections ........................................................................................ 78
Environmental specifications .............................................................. 78
Appendix B
Matrox Customer Support
How to get Matrox customer support ................................................82
Registration ...............................................................................................82
Keep up to date with our website .............................................................82
Contacting us ............................................................................................82
Index .......................................................................................... 83
Contents
1
Introducing Matrox VS4
This chapter lists the Matrox
VS4 system requirements, and
describes the VS4
documentation.
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Welcome to Matrox VS4
Matrox VS4 is a quad HD-SDI card that lets you record up to four channels
simultaneously using the VS4Recorder stand-alone recording application, and
using Telestream Wirecast or StudioCoast vMix, you can create video streaming
productions as well as record your source feeds.
Matrox VS4 lets you take advantage of professional broadcast video and audio
sources. Using a single PCIe slot, Matrox VS4 provides up to four independent
HD-SDI inputs with up to eight embedded audio channels per source. Because all
inputs on Matrox VS4 are independent, you can use HD and SD sources in the
same production. Full-size BNC connectors connect directly to your sources.
You can record your input sources as either .avi files using the Matrox MPEG-2
I-frame codec at up to 300 Mb/s (HD) or 50 Mb/s (SD), or .mov files using a
Matrox DV codec. You can then use your favorite editing application, such as
Premiere Pro, to natively edit your material.
Up to two VS4 cards are supported per system. In a two-card system, all eight
VS4 inputs are available for streaming in Telestream Wirecast, and recording is
supported on the first four VS4 inputs.
Matrox VS4 system requirements
Matrox VS4 requires a computer system with the following minimum
requirements:
• Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1.
• One free x8 or greater PCIe slot (x8 electrical recommended).
• 8 GB of RAM.
• 256 MB display card with 3D acceleration (NVIDIA GeForce or ATI
Radeon class card recommended).
• Disk space requirements:
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System drive: One 7200 RPM SATA II drive.
$
Storage: Two 7200 RPM SATA II drives in striped RAID array.
• Single-CPU Intel i7 at 3.4 GHz or Dual-CPU Intel Xeon at 2.4 GHz.
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The following is a breakdown of what can be performed simultaneously
depending on the CPU:
Single-CPU Intel i7 at 3.4 GHz system
$
Matrox ISO recording: Record up to four HD-SDI feeds at any video
format and data rate.
$
Recording production to disk: Record to the same video format and data
rate as your stream.
$
Streaming: Stream up to 1080p to a single destination.
Dual-CPU Intel Xeon at 2.4 GHz system
$
Matrox ISO recording: Record up to four HD-SDI feeds at any video
format and data rate.
$
Recording production to disk: Record to a different video format and data
rate than your stream.
$
Streaming: Stream up to 1080p to multiple destinations.
Tested systems
For a list of the systems that are tested for use with VS4, see the “System
Requirements” section of the Matrox VS4 Support website.
Supported programs
For a complete list of the third-party applications supported with this release, see
the “Supported OS and Applications” document provided in the “Downloads”
section of the Matrox VS4 Support website.
About this manual
This manual provides you with information about installing and using your
Matrox VS4 hardware and software, including how to configure Matrox VS4 for
use with supported programs.
Style conventions
The following style conventions are used in this manual:
• The names of files, folders, and manuals appear in italics. For example:
$
The data is stored in the Sample.avi file.
$
The file is located in the Clips folder.
$
Please refer to your Matrox VS4 Release Notes.
• Menus and commands that you need to choose are displayed in the form
Menu > Command. For example, File > Save means click File in the
menu bar, and then click Save in the menu that appears.
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How video formats are expressed
With the exception of NTSC and PAL, all SD and HD video formats are
expressed in the Matrox VS4 documentation as follows:
VRp or i or PsF at n fps
Where:
• VR is the vertical resolution. For 1440×1080 video, however, both the
horizontal and vertical resolutions are specified.
• p or i or PsF represents either progressive, interlaced, or progressive
segmented frame video.
• n fps is the frame rate in frames per second.
Here are some examples:
• 486p at 23.98 fps
per second.
Represents 720×486 progressive video at 23.98 frames
• 720p at 59.94 fps
per second.
Represents 1280×720 progressive video at 59.94 frames
• 1440x1080i at 29.97 fps Represents 1440×1080 interlaced video at 29.97
frames per second. This format is used for HDV 1080i material.
• 1080i at 29.97 fps Represents full-size 1920×1080 interlaced video at
29.97 frames per second.
Last-minute information
• Any important information that wasn’t available for inclusion in this manual
by publication time is provided to you in the Matrox VS4 Release Notes.
Chapter 1, Introducing Matrox VS4
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Installing Matrox VS4
Hardware and Software
This chapter describes how to
install your Matrox VS4
hardware and software.
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Before installing your Matrox hardware
Read the following information carefully before attempting to install the Matrox
VS4 card.
Start with a functioning system
Before attempting any Matrox VS4 installation, you should have a computer with
a supported Windows operating system fully installed and functioning smoothly.
This will avoid potential problems later on.
Avoid costly damage
Static electricity from your body can damage your Matrox VS4 card or your
computer. Although you may not notice it, static electricity is generated every
time you move. It’s often too small to cause a spark, but it can still cause damage
to sensitive electronic components or at least reduce their lifespan.
To avoid damage, please observe the following precautions:
• Do not remove your Matrox VS4 card from its antistatic bag until you’re
ready to install it. Before removing the card, place the package within easy
reach of the area where you intend to perform the installation.
• You should avoid touching the chips and other components on the circuit
board. Try to handle the card by its edges.
• Try to work in an area where the relative humidity is at least 50%.
• Do not wear wool or synthetic clothing. These fabrics tend to generate more
static electricity than cotton, which is best for this kind of work.
• Turn off the power switches on your computer and its connected
components.
Once you’ve opened your computer, drain static electricity from your body by
touching a bare metal surface on your computer chassis before you install or
remove any parts of your system. If you have a grounding wrist strap, use it while
handling and installing any components in your computer.
Installing your Matrox VS4 card
The Matrox VS4 card is a three-quarter length PCIe card designed to operate in
your computer’s x8 or greater PCIe slot (x8 electrical recommended for optimal
performance). You can install up to two VS4 cards in the same system.
For detailed instructions on how to perform the following steps, refer to your
computer’s documentation.
1 Shut down the computer, unplug the power cord and all the cables from the
unit, and open the computer’s chassis.
2 Insert the Matrox VS4 card in an available PCIe x8 (electrical) slot in the
computer, and secure the card into place.
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²Caution To avoid overheating issues, don’t install the Matrox VS4 card
close to another card that generates heat, such as a display card.
3 Close the computer chassis, and reconnect the power cord and all the cables
to the unit.
Installing Matrox VS4 software
Matrox Mtx.utils Setup installs the VS4 device drivers and VS4 software. If you
plan on using VS4 with a Matrox Convert DVI product, Matrox Mtx.utils Setup
gives you the option of installing the Convert DVI software as well. If you want
to use StudioCoast vMix with VS4, you must choose to install the Matrox A/V
DirectShow Filters. For more information on using VS4 with SudioCoast vMix,
see Chapter 6, “Using Matrox VS4 with StudioCoast vMix,” on page 61.
Before installing Matrox Mtx.utils, make sure that all supported third-party
applications that you want to use with VS4, such as Telestream Wirecast, are
installed. You can install Matrox Mtx.utils on a computer with or without the
Matrox VS4 card installed.
To download and install the latest version of Matrox Mtx.utils, visit the Support
section of our website at www.matrox.com/video/support. You can also contact
your Matrox representative for the latest software.
Updating your VS4 firmware
When you install Mtx.utils while your VS4 card is installed in your computer, the
Mtx.utils Setup program automatically verifies the firmware on your VS4 card
and updates it if required. If you install Mtx.utils on a computer without the VS4
card, the next time you start your computer with your VS4 card installed,
Mtx.utils Setup will update your VS4 firmware if needed.
²Caution Do not power off your computer, or interrupt the firmware update
during the update process. Doing so may damage your VS4 card.
Important note about sleep and hibernation
modes
Your system’s sleep and hibernation modes are not supported by the Matrox
Mtx.utils software. To avoid stability issues, disable sleep and hibernation modes
on your system after installing Matrox Mtx.utils.
Installing Matrox VS4 software
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Removing your Matrox VS4 software
Perform the following steps to remove the VS4 software from your computer.
When uninstalling the VS4 software, your current VS4 settings are kept for
future VS4 software installations.
1 Choose Start > All Programs > Matrox Mtx.utils > Uninstall Matrox
Mtx.utils.
2 Click Next.
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Connecting External Devices to
Matrox VS4
This chapters shows how to
connect external devices to
Matrox VS4.
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Available Matrox VS4 connections
The Matrox VS4 card offers four SDI inputs. Each input supports HD/SD video
and up to eight channels of embedded audio.
You can install up to two Matrox VS4 cards in the same system. In a two-card
system, VS4 input availability is as follows:
• VS4Recorder When using VS4 with the VS4Recorder application,
recording is supported on the first four VS4 inputs.
• Telestream Wirecast When using VS4 with Telestream Wirecast, all eight
VS4 inputs can be used as input devices to feed live video and audio to
Telestream Wirecast for streaming. ISO recording is supported on the first
four VS4 inputs.
• StudioCoast vMix When using VS4 with StudioCoast vMix, the first four
VS4 inputs can be used as input devices to feed live video and audio to
StudioCoast vMix for streaming and ISO recording.
Supported input formats
This section lists the video formats that are supported on the Matrox VS4 inputs.
When connecting sources with different video formats, the sources must have
compatible frame rates. For example, 1080i at 29.97 fps and 720p at 59.94 fps, or
1080i at 25 fps and 720p at 50 fps. The table below shows the supported video
input formats grouped by compatible frame rates.
• 720×486 at 29.97 fps
(NTSC) 4:3
• 720×576 at 25 fps
(PAL) 4:3
• 1080PsF at 24 fps
• 720×486 at 29.97 fps
(NTSC) 16:9
• 720×576 at 25 fps
(PAL) 16:9
• 1080p at 30 fps
• 720p at 59.94 fps
• 720p at 50 fps
• 1080i at 29.97 fps
• 1080i at 25 fps
• 1080PsF at 23.98 fps
• 1080PsF at 25 fps
• 1080PsF at 29.97 fps
• 1080p at 25 fps
• 1080p at 24 fps
• 1080p at 23.98 fps
• 1080p at 29.97 fps
¦ Note If using VS4 with Telestream Wirecast for streaming, you can use the
scaling options available in Wirecast to scale the VS4 video input. Matrox VS4
does not support video input scaling for recording.
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Connecting devices to Matrox VS4
A Matrox VS4 card provides SDI input connectors for up to four external video
devices.
Connect an SDI video cable (not provided) from your SDI source device to an
available SDI input (1, 2, 3, or 4) on the Matrox VS4 card.
¡ Important If connecting sources with different video formats, the sources
must have compatible frame rates. For a list of compatible frame rates, see
“Supported input formats” on page 10.
VS4 card
(optional second card)
VS4 card
SDI video cables
(not provided)
Connecting devices to Matrox VS4
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Your notes
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Using the VS4Recorder Application
This chapter describes how to
use the VS4Recorder
application to record your VS4
video input sources.
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Overview
VS4Recorder is a versatile stand-alone application ideal for multi-camera
productions that provides HD/SD recording of up to four inputs, while
simultaneously offering a complete multi-viewer experience. VS4Recorder offers
two record modes to suit your needs. For multi-camera events, you can use
VS4Recorder in Multi-Cam mode, which allows you to control the recording of
up to four sources at the same time using a single record button. To quickly
record content for the archiving or repurposing of video assets, VS4Recorder’s
Independent record mode lets you control the recording of up to four sources
independently using dedicated record buttons.
Starting VS4Recorder
To start the VS4Recorder application, choose Start > All Programs > Matrox
Mtx.utils > VS4Recorder.
VS4Recorder interface
This section describes the VS4Recorder interface elements.
Overview
View bar (page 15)
Source window (x4)
(page 17)
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Control bar
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View bar
Minimize button
Maximize/Restore
button
Full-Screen button
Close button
Hides the VS4Recorder interface while
keeping the application running and
accessible.
Expands the VS4Recorder interface to the
maximum size allowable within the display
area of the monitor while maintaining the
interface aspect ratio. This option is not
available when in full-screen mode.
When the VS4Recorder interface is
maximized, this button restores the
VS4Recorder interface to its previous size.
Initiates full-screen mode whereby the
VS4Recorder source windows occupy the
entire display area of the monitor. In this mode,
the View bar and Control bar areas of the
interface are visible only when mouse activity
occurs. You can, however, choose to lock the
Control bar so that it always remains on
screen. For more information, see “Full-screen
mode” on page 39.
Exits full-screen mode and restores the
VS4Recorder interface to its previous size.
Closes the VS4Recorder application. You
cannot close the VS4Recorder application
during a recording session.
Control bar
Record Mode
button
Indicates that VS4Recorder is set to
Multi-Cam mode. For more information, see
“Multi-Cam mode” on page 22.
Indicates that VS4Recorder is set to
Independent mode. For more information, see
“Independent mode” on page 22.
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Session Record
button and
timer
(Multi-Cam mode)
Dropped-Frame
indicator
(Multi-Cam mode)
Record Path
button
(Multi-Cam mode)
Settings button
In Multi-Cam mode, the Session Record
button starts/stops the recording session for all
selected sources (see “Source window” on
page 17). The timer shows the current session
timecode for all source recordings. For more
information, see “Recording sessions and
timecodes” on page 22.
In Independent mode, the Session Record
button and timer are disabled. In this mode,
each source recording has its own session
timer, and is started/stopped using dedicated
Record buttons. For more information, see
“Source window popover” on page 18.
In Multi-Cam mode, the Dropped-Frame
indicator appears if dropped/skipped frames
occur in any of the source recordings during a
recording session. For more information, see
“Record status” on page 23.
In Independent mode, the Dropped-Frame
indicator appears in the source window
popover for the affected source recording only
(see “Source window popover” on page 18).
In Multi-Cam mode, the Record Path button
appears once a recording session is stopped.
Click this button to open Windows Explorer at
the specified record path to view the recorded
files and record log file. If dropped/skipped
frames occurred in any source recording
during the recording session, the
Dropped-Frame icon appears within the
Record Path button. For more information, see
“Record Path button” on page 24.
In Independent mode, a separate Record Path
button appears in the source window popover
for each source recording (see “Source
window popover” on page 18).
Opens the VS4Recorder Settings window
(see “Settings” on page 26).
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Control bar lock
(available in
full-screen mode
only)
The Control bar is unlocked. When in
full-screen mode, the Control bar appears on
the screen only when mouse activity is
detected, and disappears after a period of
mouse inactivity. For more information, see
“Locking the Control bar” on page 40.
The Control bar is locked. In this mode, the
Control bar remains on the screen when in
full-screen mode. For more information, see
“Locking the Control bar” on page 40.
Source window
Source window popover
Record Status
LED
Label and
filename overlay
VU meter
Indicates the status of the current source
recording. For more information, see “Record
status” on page 23.
Displays the label and filename of the source
recording as specified in the VS4Recorder
settings (see “Label and filename overlay” on
page 31).
Used to monitor the audio levels of up to eight
audio channels. For more information on VU
meter functionality, and to enable and
customize the VU meters, see “VU meters” on
page 35.
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Source window popover
Source selection
button
(Multi-Cam mode
only)
Record button
(Independent
mode only)
Audio Monitoring
button
The source is enabled for recording. Starting a
recording session using the Session Record
button (see “Control bar” on page 15) starts the
recording for all enabled sources. If a
recording session is currently in progress,
enabling the source starts the recording for that
source. An input is automatically enabled for
recording when a source is connected, and
when starting the VS4Recorder application
with the source already connected.
The source is disabled, and will not begin
recording when a recording session is started
using the Session Record button (see “Control
bar” on page 15). If a recording session is
currently in progress, disabling the source
stops the recording for that source.
Indicates that a video source is not connected
to the VS4 input, or the connected video input
source is invalid. The source cannot be
recorded in this state.
In Independent mode, the Record button
starts/stops the recording session for that
source only. For more information, see
“Recording sessions and timecodes” on
page 22.
In Multi-Cam mode, the recording session for
all selected sources is started/stopped using the
Session Record button on the Control bar (see
“Control bar” on page 15).
Source audio monitoring is currently enabled
for the selected audio pair. For more
information see “Audio monitoring” on
page 37.
Source audio monitoring is currently disabled.
For more information see “Audio monitoring”
on page 37.
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Source record
timer
Dropped-Frame
indicator
(Independent
mode)
Record Path
button
(Independent
mode)
Disk space
indicator
Source View
button
In Multi-Cam mode, the timer represents the
duration of the current source recording only.
The overall recording session timer is
displayed on the Control bar. For more
information, see “Recording sessions and
timecodes” on page 22.
In Independent mode, the timer represents the
duration of the current source recording and
recording session. For more information, see
“Recording sessions and timecodes” on
page 22.
In Independent mode, the Dropped-Frame
indicator appears if dropped/skipped frames
occur during the source recording. For more
information, see “Record status” on page 23.
In Multi-Cam mode, the Dropped-Frame
indicator appears on the Control bar (see
“Control bar” on page 15).
In Independent mode, the Record Path button
appears once a recording session is stopped.
Click this button to open Windows Explorer at
the specified record path to view the recorded
files and record log file. If dropped/skipped
frames occurred during the source recording,
the Dropped-Frame indicator appears within
the Record Path button. For more information,
see “Record status” on page 23.
In Multi-Cam mode, the Record Path button
appears on the Control bar (see “Control bar”
on page 15).
Provides a visual representation of the
available disk space on the source's specified
record path disk, and displays the approximate
remaining record time before the disk is full.
For more information, see “Disk space
indicator” on page 23.
When in quad-view mode, this button switches
VS4Recorder to single-view mode with the
corresponding source expanded to fill the
entire VS4Recorder source window area (see
“Source view” on page 38).
When in single-view mode, this button
switches VS4Recorder to quad-view mode
with all four sources visible in the
VS4Recorder source window area (see
“Source view” on page 38).
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How to record
VS4Recorder provides industry-recognized video codecs for recording your HD
and SD sources. You can create .mov files using the DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, or
DVCPRO50 codec for SD sources, and the DVCPRO HD codec for HD sources.
You can also use the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec at up to 300 Mb/s (HD) or
50 Mb/s (SD) for creating Matrox .avi files. If you choose to include audio in
your recording, the first two channels from your input source are automatically
embedded as PCM audio in the video file, and up to eight channels of AAC
(.aac) or PCM (.wav) audio are recorded as separate audio files. You can then use
the recorded video and audio files in an editing application, such as Adobe
Premiere Pro, for post-event editing (see “Working with editing applications” on
page 42).
1 Connect up to four sources to the SDI inputs on the VS4 card (see Chapter 3,
“Connecting External Devices to Matrox VS4).
¦ Note To ensure that each recording has the same start and end timecodes
when starting and stopping the source recordings at the same time, the video
inputs must be genlocked to the same reference signal.
2 Select a recording mode (see “Record modes” on page 22).
3 Specify the VS4Recorder settings as detailed in “Settings” on page 26.
4 In Multi-Cam mode only, enable/disable a source for recording by clicking
the Source Selection button in the corresponding source window popover
(see “Source window popover” on page 18). Only enabled sources will start
recording when the recording session is initiated. You can, however, start and
stop the recording of individual sources at any time during a recording
session by enabling and disabling the source using the Source Selection
button. If you do so, separate video and audio files will be created for each
source recording. An input is automatically enabled for recording when a
source is connected, and when starting the VS4Recorder application with the
source already connected.
Source enabled
Source disabled
5 To start a recording session:
$
Multi-Cam mode Click the Session Record button on the Control bar
(see “Control bar” on page 15) to start the recording session for all
enabled sources.
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$
Independent mode Click the Record button in the source window
popover (see “Source window popover” on page 18) for each source that
you want to record.
¦ Note If dropped/skipped frames are detected during a source recording, the
Record Status LED in the corresponding source window turns yellow, and a
Dropped-Frame indicator appears (see “Record status” on page 23). If you
disconnect a source that is currently recording and then connect a source with
a different video format to the same input, a new recording file is created. For
example, if you’re recording an NTSC source connected to input 1, and you
then connect a 720p at 59.94 fps source to the same input, the NTSC recording
ends and a new 720p at 59.94 recording file begins. If you connect a source
with the same video format as the original source, a new file is not created and
the recording will continue in the original video file. In this case, black video
is recorded between connections.
6 To stop a recording session:
$
Multi-Cam mode Click the Session Record button to stop the recording
session for all sources.
$
Independent mode Click the Record button corresponding to the
source recording that you want to stop.
7 Once you've stopped recording, a Record Path button appears. Click the
Record Path button to open Windows Explorer at the specified source record
path to view the recorded files, and the record log file. For more information,
see “Record Path button” on page 24.
Multi-Cam mode
(on Control bar)
Independent mode
(in source window popover)
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Record functionality
This section describes the VS4Recorder record functionality.
Record modes
VS4Recorder offers two modes for recording: Multi-Cam mode and Independent
mode.
To select the record mode, click the Record Mode button on the Control bar:
Set to Multi-Cam mode
Set to Independent mode
Multi-Cam mode
Allows you to control the recording of up to four sources at the same time using a
single record button. This mode is ideal for recording multi-camera live events.
Recording in this mode initiates a session timer whereby each source recording
shares the same event timecode. You can also start and stop individual source
recordings separately during a recording session without interrupting the event
run-time. In addition, the current duration of each recording is displayed in the
corresponding source window popover.
Independent mode
Allows you to control the recording of up to four sources independently using
dedicated record buttons. This mode is ideal for quickly recording content for the
archiving or repurposing of video assets. Rather than sharing a unified session
timecode, the timecode for each source recording is based on its own duration,
which is displayed in the corresponding source window popover.
Recording sessions and timecodes
VS4Recorder includes timecode metadata in every recorded video file for easy
synchronization in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6. The start/end timecodes in a
video file correspond to the timecode at the moment when the source recording
was started/stopped. You can choose to embed the timecode that is present in the
SDI source, or the VS4Recorder session timecode (see “Timecode settings” on
page 34). Timecodes are expressed in either drop frame format (– –:– –:– –;– –)
for 29.97 fps and 59.94 fps sources, or non-drop frame format (– –:– –:– –:– –)
for 23.98 fps, 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, and 50 fps sources.
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A recording session is defined as follows:
• Multi-Cam mode All source recordings share the same recording session.
A recording session begins when you click the Session Record button (see
“Control bar” on page 15), and ends when you stop the session using the
same button. All source recordings share the same event timecode. If you
choose to embed the VS4Recorder session timecode in your video files, the
timecode values are taken from the session timer on the Control bar. The
Control bar timer displays frames only when all selected sources are the
same frame rate, however, the embedded timecode in each recorded file
always contains frames.
• Independent mode Each source recording is its own recording session. A
recording session begins when you click the Record button (see “Source
window popover” on page 18), and ends when you stop the source recording
using the same button. If you choose to embed the VS4Recorder session
timecode in your video files, the timecode values are taken from the timer in
the respective source window popovers.
Disk space indicator
VS4Recorder provides a disk space indicator in each of the source windows (see
“Source window popover” on page 18). The indicator provides a visual
representation of the available disk space on the source’s specified record path
disk, and displays the approximate remaining record time before the disk is full.
The remaining record time is calculated based on the source’s video format and
current record settings.
For sources that are set to record to the same disk, if none of the corresponding
sources are currently recording, the remaining record time appears for all
sources, and is calculated based on all sources. If one or more of the
corresponding sources are currently recording, the remaining record time is
calculated and shown only for the sources that are recording.
Record status
VS4Recorder includes a Record Status LED and a Dropped-Frame indicator so
that you can quickly view the status of your source recordings.
Record Status LED
VS4Recorder includes a Record Status LED in each of the source windows (see
“Source window” on page 17). In Multi-Cam mode, the status LED appears
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when the source is enabled for recording. In Independent mode, the status LED
appears when recording only. The LED flashes when the source is recording.
If dropped or skipped frames are detected during a source recording, the Record
Status LED corresponding to the source turns yellow while the dropped/skipped
frames are occurring. The dropped/skipped events for each source recording is
logged in the record log file for the recording session (see “Record log file” on
page 25).
Red LED (flashing)
Source is recording
without incident
Yellow LED (flashing)
Recording currently experiencing
dropped/skipped frames
Dropped-Frame indicator
If dropped or skipped frames are detected during a recording session, a
Dropped-Frame indicator appears and remains visible until a new recording
session is initiated. In Multi-Cam mode, the Dropped-Frame indicator appears on
the Control bar (see “Control bar” on page 15) to indicate that at least one of the
source recordings experienced dropped/skipped frames. In Independent mode,
dedicated Dropped-Frame indicators appear in the source window (see “Source
window popover” on page 18) corresponding to the source recording that
experienced the dropped/skipped frames.
Multi-Cam mode
(on Control bar)
Independent mode
(in source window popover)
Record Path button
At the end of a recording session, a Record Path button appears either on the
VS4Recorder Control bar when in Multi-Cam mode (see “Control bar” on
page 15), or in the recording’s source window when in Independent mode (see
“Source window popover” on page 18). Click the Record Path button to open
Windows Explorer at the specified source record path to view the recorded video
and audio files, and the record log file. For information on the specific location of
the record log file, see “Record log file” on page 25. In Multi-Cam mode, if
different record paths were specified for the source recordings, a separate
window will open for each record path. If dropped/skipped frames were detected
at any time during a recording session, the Dropped-Frame icon appears within
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the Record Path button. The button disappears when a new recording session is
initiated.
Multi-Cam mode
(on Control bar)
Independent mode
(in source window popover)
Record log file
The record log file provides a breakdown of recording events per source, such as
dropped and black frames, and the timecode of when the events occurred. The
recording mode determines when the record file is generated and where the file is
saved.
• Multi-Cam mode One record log file is created per recording session, and
is generated once the entire recording session is stopped. The record log file
includes the breakdown of events for all sources that were recorded during
the recording session. The location of the record log file depends on the
record path selected:
$
If the Use same path option is selected in the VS4Recorder settings, the
record log file is located in the same session folder that contains all the
video and audio files for the recording session.
$
If the Use same path option is cleared, a different session folder is
created for each source recording within a recording session. In this case,
the record log file is located in the session folder corresponding to the
lowest VS4 input number. For example, if sources 2 and 3 are recorded
during a recording session, the record log file is located in the session
folder for source 2.
• Independent mode A separate record log file is generated after each
source recording, and is saved in the same session folder that contains the
video and audio files for the source recording.
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Settings
This section explains the VS4Recorder settings.
Accessing the VS4Recorder settings
To open the VS4Recorder Settings window, click the Settings button on the
Control bar (see “Control bar” on page 15).
Source settings
VS4Recorder automatically detects the format of each valid input source, and
displays it in the Settings window. The VS4 independent inputs allow you to use
HD and SD sources in the same production. However, when connecting sources
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with different video formats, the sources must have compatible frame rates (see
“Supported input formats” on page 10).
Working with 1080i/PsF and SD sources
Some PsF and SD 16:9 video signals do not include scan mode or aspect ratio
information as part of the signal. To avoid possible errors in detection when the
input source is 1080i/PsF at 25/29.97 fps, NTSC, or PAL, VS4Recorder requires
that you indicate whether or not the 1080 source is PsF, and whether or not the
NTSC/PAL source has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Record Path
VS4Recorder allows you to specify a single record path for all source recordings,
or a separate record path for each source.
• To specify one record path for all sources, under Source and File, select the
Use same path option, and then click the folder icon to browse to the
desired destination. This is especially useful in Multi-Cam mode as all video
and audio files that are created during a recording session will be stored in
the same session folder.
• To specify a separate record path for each source, under Source and File,
clear the Use same path option, and then click the folder icon for each
source to browse to the desired destination. In this case, a separate session
folder is created for each source recording.
Record path buttons
Session folders
VS4Recorder organizes your source recording files into session folders. How
session folders are created and the naming of the session folders depends on the
recording mode:
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• Multi-Cam mode If the Use same path option is slected in the
VS4Recorder settings, a single session folder is created for the entire
recording session, wherein the video and audio files for all source recordings
are saved. The folder name is in the following format:
YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS
If the Use same path option is cleared in the VS4Recorder settings, a
separate session folder is created for each of the source recordings in the
source’s specified record path. The folders are differentiated by the source
input number in the following format:
YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS_input
• Independent mode A separate session folder is created for each of the
source recordings in the source’s specified record path. The folders are
differentiated by the source input number in the following format:
YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS_input
Files and file naming
Depending on the selected video codec, the recorded video file format will be
either .avi or .mov. If you choose to include audio with your recording, the first
two audio channels from the input source are embedded in the video file, and
separate PCM (.wav) or AAC (.aac) audio files are created based on the specified
audio settings.
Specifying the base filename
Under Source and File, in the Filename box for each source, specify the base
filename that you want for the source’s recorded video/audio files. For
information on the file naming convention, see “File naming convention” on
page 29.
¦ Note You can set VS4Recorder to display the source filename in the
corresponding source window (see “Label and filename overlay” on page 31).
¥ Tip Even if a source is currently recording, you can set up the next recording
for that source by changing the source Filename and Label in the Settings
window. The current filename and label settings apply to the source’s next
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recording. Once a source recording has started, you can change these settings
without affecting the current recording.
File naming convention
The base filename applies to both the video and audio files that are recorded for
that source, however, the file naming convention differs based on the recording
mode:
• Multi-Cam mode
Video files If the Use same path option is selected in the VS4Recorder
settings, each video filename contains the specified base name, VS4 input,
and recording number using the following convention:
basename_input_recordingnumber
If the Use same path option is cleared in the VS4Recorder settings, each
video filename contains the specified base name and recording number using
the following convention:
basename_recordingnumber
For example, if the Use same path option is selected and the base name for
source 2 is Record, the resulting file will be named Record_2_1. You can
also have more than one recording for a given source during the same
recording session. In this case, the files are differentiated by a recording
number. This occurs when:
$
You disable a source that is currently recording, and then re-enable the
same source during the same recording session. This results in a different
file for each sequence. For example, if you’re recording source 2 with the
base name Record, and you begin recording source 2 two more times
during a recording session, the resulting video files will be Record_2_1,
Record_2_2, and Record_2_3.
$
You disconnect a source that is currently recording and then connect a
source with a different video format to the same input. For example, if
you're recording an NTSC source connected to input 2 with the base name
Record, and you then connect a 720p at 59.94 fps source to the same
input, the resulting video files will be Record_2_1 (NTSC file) and
Record_2_2 (720p file). If you connect a source with the same video
format as the original source, a new file is not created and the recording
will continue in the original video file. In this case, black video is
recorded between connections.
Audio files If you choose to include audio with your recording (see “Audio
settings” on page 33), the first two audio channels from the input source are
embedded in the video file, and separate audio files are created as specified
in the VS4Recorder settings. The separate audio files are named the same as
the corresponding source video file, except that they also include the audio
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channel type (mono or stereo) and an incremental suffix using the following
convention:
basename_input_recordingnumber_channeltypesuffix
or
basename_recordingnumber_channeltypesuffix
For example, if the Use same path option is selected and you’re recording
source 2 with the base name Record, and you choose to record eight stereo
channels, the resulting audio files will be named Record_2_1_Stereo1,
Record_2_1_Stereo2, Record_2_1_Stereo3, and Record_2_1_Stereo4. If you
choose to create mono files instead of stereo files, eight files will be created
instead of four, and the files will be named Record_2_1_Mono1,
Record_2_1_Mono2, Record_2_1_Mono3, and so on.
• Independent mode
Video files In Independent mode, each video filename contains the
specified base name only:
basename
For example, if the base name for source 1 is Record, the resulting file will
be named Record.
Audio files If you choose to include audio with your recording, the first
two audio channels from the input source are embedded in the video file, and
separate audio files are created as specified in the VS4Recorder settings. The
separate audio files are named the same as the corresponding source video
file, except that they also include the audio channel type (mono or stereo)
and an incremental suffix using the following convention:
basename_channeltypesuffix
For example, if you’re recording source 1 with the base name Record, and
you choose to record eight stereo channels, the resulting audio files will be
named Record_Stereo1, Record_Stereo2, Record_Stereo3, and
Record_Stereo4. If you choose to create mono files instead of stereo files,
eight files will be created instead of four, and the files will be named
Record_Mono1, Record_Mono2, Record_Mono3, and so on.
Labels
In addition to filenames, you can also give a descriptive label to each source. For
example, you can label source 1 as Camera 1. VS4Recorder can be set to display
the source labels in the respective source windows (see “Label and filename
overlay” on page 31), and the label information is embedded in every recorded
video file as XMP metadata for use in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 (see
“Working with editing applications” on page 42).
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¥ Tip Even if a source is currently recording, you can set up the next recording
for that source by changing the source Label and Filename in the Settings
window. The current filename and label settings apply to the source’s next
recording. Once a source recording has started, you can change these settings
without affecting the current recording.
Under Source and File, specify a descriptive label in the Label box for each
source.
Label and filename overlay
For easy identification of sources in the VS4Recorder user interface, you can
choose to display the label, filename, or both in each of the source windows (see
“Source window popover” on page 18). The following sections detail how to
customize the label and filename overlay.
Enabling the overlay
To overlay the source label and/or filename in each of the source windows, select
either Label, Filename, or Both from the Overlay menu. Select None to
disable the overlay.
Auto hide
When Auto hide is selected, the overlay appears only when mouse activity
occurs over the VS4Recorder source windows, and disappears after a period of
mouse inactivity.
Video codec
Select specific video codecs for HD and SD sources. The selected codec will be
used for all subsequent HD and SD recordings. If you choose to include audio
with your recording, the first two audio channels from the input source are
embedded in the video file as PCM audio, and separate audio files are created as
specified in the VS4Recorder setting. If recording files using the Matrox
MPEG-2 I-frame codec, the resulting .avi file will include embedded stereo PCM
audio. If recording files using a DV codec, the resulting .mov file will include
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either stereo or mono embedded PCM audio, depending on your audio settings
(see “Audio settings” on page 33).
¦ Note When selecting a video codec, make sure that the codec is supported in
your editing application. Working with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files
requires a system with the appropriate Matrox codec installed. For details, see
“Working with editing applications” on page 42.
HD settings
Under Video Codec, from the HD Settings menu, select the video codec that
will be used for all subsequent HD recordings:
• Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD (AVI) Creates an MPEG-2 I-frame .avi file
with embedded stereo PCM audio. If this option is selected, specify the Data
Rate (in Mb/s) at which the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec will record your
source video. You can set the data rate to any value between 50 Mb/s and
300 Mb/s. Click
to set the data rate to the default HD value.
¦ Note Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files are not supported in Avid editing
applications on Windows systems.
• Matrox DVCPRO HD (MOV) Creates a DVCPRO HD .mov file with
embedded stereo or mono PCM audio. DVCPRO HD does not support
1080p @ 24 fps input sources for recording. If a 1080p @ 24 fps input
source is detected, the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec will be used instead.
SD settings
Under Video Codec, from the SD Settings menu, select the video codec that
will be used for all subsequent SD recordings:
Creates an MPEG-2 I-frame .avi file with
embedded stereo PCM audio. If this option is selected, specify the Data
Rate (in Mb/s) at which the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec will record your
source video. You can set the data rate to any value between 10 Mb/s and 50
Mb/s. Click
to set the data rate to the default SD value.
¦ Note Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files are not supported in Avid editing
applications on Windows systems.
• Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame (AVI)
• Matrox DV/DVCAM (MOV) Creates a DV/DVCAM .mov file with
embedded stereo or mono PCM audio.
• Matrox DVCPRO (MOV) Creates a DVCPRO .mov file with embedded
stereo or mono PCM audio.
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• Matrox DVCPRO50 (MOV) Creates a DVCPRO50 .mov file with
embedded stereo or mono PCM audio.
Audio settings
You can choose whether or not to record audio along with your video. The
following sections detail the audio settings for recording.
Enabling audio and selecting audio channels
If you enable a source’s audio for recording, the first two audio channels from the
input source are embedded in the video file as PCM audio, and separate audio
files are also created. The embedded PCM audio in the video file and separate
audio files can be either stereo or mono, depending on your settings. If using the
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame video codec, the embedded PCM audio in the .avi video
file is always stereo. You can choose to record the first two, four, six, or eight
audio channels as separate stereo or mono audio files. If you disable a source’s
audio for recording, audio will not be embedded in the source’s video file, and
separate audio files will not be created for the source recording.
To enable source audio for recording, under Source and File, select the source’s
corresponding Audio box, and then select the number of audio channels that you
want to record as separate audio files (2, 4, 6, or 8). To disable source audio for
recording, under Source and File, clear the source’s corresponding Audio box.
Source audio is automatically enabled for recording when a source is connected,
and when starting the VS4Recorder application with the source already
connected.
¦ Note A source’s audio channel setting also determines the number of audio
channels that are visible in the source’s VU meter. If source audio is disabled, the
source’s VU meter will not appear. See “VU meters” on page 35 for more
information.
File type
Under Audio Codec, select the type of separate audio files that you want to
create:
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• WAV
Records PCM audio to separate .wav files.
• AAC
Records AAC audio to separate .aac files.
Bit depth
Select the bit depth that you want for the two channels of embedded PCM audio
in your video file, and the separate audio files that are recorded.
Channel type
Select the channel type that you want for all the separate audio files that are
recorded. If recording to an .mov video file (see “Video codec” on page 31), this
setting also applies to the PCM audio that is embedded in the recorded video file.
• Mono Creates a separate .wav or .aac audio file for every selected
channel. For example, if four audio channels are selected, four mono audio
files will be created. The embedded audio in an .mov file will also be mono
(not supported for embedded audio in an .avi file, which is always stereo).
• Stereo Creates a separate .wav or .aac audio file for each audio pair
selected. For example, if four audio channels are selected, two stereo audio
files will be created. The embedded audio in an .avi, or .mov file will also be
stereo.
Separate .wav audio files can have a maximum file size of 4 GB. See “WAV
audio recording” on page 58 for the approximate maximum duration for a
separate .wav audio file based on the audio settings. This limitation does not
apply to separate .aac audio files.
Data rate
If AAC is selected as the audio file type (see “File type” on page 33), specify the
bit rate (in Kb/s) that you want for all the separate audio files that are recorded.
You can set the data rate to any value between 32 Kb/s and 512 Kb/s.
Timecode settings
VS4Recorder includes timecode metadata in every recorded video file for easy
synchronization in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6. The start and end timecodes in
a video file correspond to the timecode at the moment when the source recording
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was started and stopped. You can choose to embed the timecode that is present in
the SDI source, or the VS4Recorder session timecode.
To set the embedded timecode option, under Timecode, select one of the
following:
• SDI embedded The start and end timecode values for the recorded video
file are based on the timecode present in the SDI video signal.
• Session If you choose to embed the VS4Recorder session timecode in
your recorded video files:
$
Multi-Cam mode The start and end timecode values are based on the
session timer on the Control bar (see “Control bar” on page 15).
$
Independent mode The start and end timecode values are based on the
timer in the respective source window popovers (see “Source window
popover” on page 18).
VU meters
VS4Recorder includes VU meters in each of the source windows (see “Source
window” on page 17) that allow you to visually monitor the audio levels of up to
eight audio channels per source. The VU meters can display two, four, six, or
eight channels depending on the number of audio channels to record, and show
the VU peak per channel. The VU meters can also be set to remain on screen, or
auto-hide after a period of mouse inactivity. The following sections detail how to
display and customize the VU meters.
Enabling VU meters
To display the VU meters, you must enable the VU Meter option in the Settings
window by selecting ON. The number of audio channels that are visible in a
source’s VU meter depends on the number of audio channels that are being
recorded for that source. If a source’s audio is disabled for recording, the source’s
VU meter will not appear (see “Enabling audio and selecting audio channels” on
page 33).
Show VU peak
When Peak is selected, the VU meters indicate the highest audio level (peak) that
is reached for each channel during a source recording. If at any point the audio
level for a given channel goes above 0 dBFS, the peak LED illuminates and
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remains illuminated for the duration of the source recording. Once the peak LED
illuminates, the peak indicator no longer appears for the duration of the source
recording.
¥ Tip You can reset the VU peak by double-clicking the VU meter in the source
window.
Peak LED
Peak indicator
Auto hide
When Auto hide is selected, VU meters appear only when mouse activity occurs
over the VS4Recorder source windows, and disappear after a period of mouse
inactivity.
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Audio monitoring
You can monitor any audio pair from one input source by enabling audio
monitoring for the source in the corresponding source window. VS4Recorder
automatically directs the selected audio pair to your computer’s sound card for
monitoring through the computer speakers.
¥ Tip You can also use the VS4Recorder VU meters to visually monitor up to
eight audio channels per source. For more information, see “VU meters” on
page 35.
Enabling/disabling audio monitoring
To enable/disable audio monitoring for a source, click the Audio Monitoring
button in the corresponding source window popover (see “Source window
popover” on page 18).
Audio monitoring enabled
Audio monitoring disabled
Selecting the audio pair to monitor
To select the audio pair to monitor, hover the mouse pointer over an Audio
Monitoring button to open the channel selection flyout, and then click the desired
audio pair.
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View modes
The VS4Recorder interface offers different modes for viewing your input
sources. You can choose to view all four input sources simultaneously in
quad-view mode, or cycle through isolated inputs for viewing in single-view
mode. VS4Recorder also includes a full-screen option for both source-view
modes. You can switch between the VS4Recorder view modes at any time
without affecting the recording, and all view modes offer the same on-screen
display and record functionality.
¥ Tip You can use the VS4Recorder shortcut keys to switch between the various
view modes (see “Keyboard shortcuts” on page 40).
Source view
VS4Recorder offers two modes for viewing your input sources: quad-view mode
and single-view mode.
Quad-view mode
This mode displays all four source windows within the current VS4Recorder
interface.
To switch from single-view mode to quad-view mode, click the Source View
button in any of the source window popovers (see “Source window popover” on
page 18). You can also double-click the source window in single-view mode to
switch to quad-view mode.
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Single-view mode
This mode displays only one source window by expanding the selected source
window to fill the entire VS4Recorder window area. When in single-view mode,
you can cycle through the different inputs using the VS4Recorder shortcut keys
(see “Keyboard shortcuts” on page 40).
To switch from quad-view mode to single-view mode, click the Source View
button in the source window popover for the source window that you want to
expand (see “Source window popover” on page 18). You can also double-click a
source window to switch to single-view mode for that source.
Full-screen mode
VS4Recorder’s full-screen mode lets you expand the current source window area
(quad-view or single-view) so that it fills the entire screen. You can switch
between the two source-view modes (quad or single) and access all VS4Recorder
functionality when in full-screen mode. When in full-screen mode, the
VS4Recorder View bar and Control bar appear only when mouse activity occurs
on the screen, and disappear after a period of mouse inactivity.
To enter/exit full-screen mode, click the Full-Screen button in the View bar (see
“View bar” on page 15).
Enter full-screen
mode
Exit full-screen
mode
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Locking the Control bar
When in full-screen mode, the VS4Recorder Control bar appears only when
mouse activity occurs on the screen, and disappears after a period of mouse
inactivity. You can, however, lock the Control bar so that it’s always visible.
When in Multi-Cam mode, if dropped or skipped frames are detected during a
recording session when in full-screen mode, the Control bar locks automatically
to display the Dropped-Frames indicator (see “Record status” on page 23).
To lock/unlock the Control bar when in full-screen mode, click the Lock button
on the Control bar (see “Control bar” on page 15).
Locked
Unlocked
Keyboard shortcuts
VS4Recorder offers the following keyboard shortcuts:
Recording
Keyboard
shortcut
Independent mode
Multi-Cam mode
F5
—
Enable Multi-Cam mode
F6
Enable Independent mode
—
CTRL+1
Start recording source 1
Enable source 1 for recording
CTRL+2
Start recording source 2
Enable source 2 for recording
CTRL+3
Start recording source 3
Enable source 3 for recording
CTRL+4
Start recording source 4
Enable source 4 for recording
CTRL+A
Start recording all valid inputs
Enable all sources for recording
CTRL+SHIFT+1
Stop recording source 1
Disable source 1 for recording
CTRL+SHIFT+2
Stop recording source 2
Disable source 2 for recording
CTRL+SHIFT+3
Stop recording source 3
Disable source 3 for recording
CTRL+SHIFT+4
Stop recording source 4
Disable source 4 for recording
CTRL+SHIFT+A
Stop recording all sources
Disable all sources
R
—
Start Multi-Cam session record
CTRL+R
—
Stop Multi-Cam session record
Audio Monitoring
SHIFT+1
Monitor audio from source 1
SHIFT+2
Monitor audio from source 2
SHIFT+3
Monitor audio from source 3
SHIFT+4
Monitor audio from source 4
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ALT+1
Monitor audio channels 1-2
ALT+2
Monitor audio channels 3-4
ALT+3
Monitor audio channels 5-6
ALT+4
Monitor audio channels 7-8
View Modes
Q
Quad-view mode
1
Source 1 single view
2
Source 2 single view
3
Source 3 single view
4
Source 4 single view
F
Full-screen mode
ESC
Exit Full-screen mode
Settings Window
CTRL+S
Open Settings window
CTRL+SHIFT+S
Close Settings window
TAB
Switch between fields in Settings window
VU Meters
CTRL+V
Show VU meters
CTRL+SHIFT+V
Hide VU meters
CTRL+P
Show audio peaks
CTRL+SHIFT+P
Hide audio peaks
Label and Filename Overlay
CTRL+L
Show labels only
CTRL+SHIFT+L
Hide labels
CTRL+N
Show filenames only
CTRL+SHIFT+N
Hide filenames
CTRL+B
Show labels and filenames
CTRL+SHIFT+B
Hide labels and filenames
Timecode
CTRL+T
Embed SDI timecode
CTRL+SHIFT+T
Embed VS4Recorder session timecode
Miscellaneous
CTRL+M
Minimize the VS4Recorder application
ALT+F4
Close the VS4Recorder application
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Working with editing applications
You can use the VS4Recorder video and audio files in your favorite editing
application for post-event editing. However, VS4Recorder embedded metadata,
such as timecode and label, is supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 only.
For more information, see “Viewing VS4Recorder metadata in Adobe Premiere
Pro” in this section.
Working with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files on a Windows system requires
that the Matrox Video for Windows (VFW) software codecs be installed. The
VFW software codecs are automatically installed along with your Matrox VS4
software. If you plan on working with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files on a
Windows system without Matrox VS4, MXO2, CompressHD, Mojito MAX, or
Mojito 4K hardware, you must download and install the Matrox VFW codecs on
that system. To work with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files on a Mac OS
system without Matrox MXO2, CompressHD, or Mojito MAX hardware, you
must download and install the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec on that system. To
download the Matrox VFW software codecs (Windows) or Matrox MPEG-2
I-frame codec (Mac OS), visit the Support section of our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
When using VS4Recorder video and audio files for multi-camera editing,
realtime performance is supported only for Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 on a Windows system with Matrox VS4, MXO2,
Mojito MAX, or Mojito 4K hardware installed. For more information, see
“Multi-camera editing” in this section.
¦ Note Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files are not supported in Avid editing
applications on Windows systems.
Viewing VS4Recorder metadata in Adobe
Premiere Pro
VS4Recorder embeds metadata, such as timecode and label, in every recorded
video file. This metadata can be viewed in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6. The
table below lists the embedded VS4Recorder metadata, and shows the associated
metadata property in Premiere Pro CC/CS6.
VS4Recorder metadata
Premiere Pro CC/CS6 metadata property (schema)
Start timecode
Time Value (Dynamic Media)
Media Start (Premiere Pro Project Metadata)
Label
Label (Basic)
Nickname (Basic)
Filename
Tape Name (Dynamic Media)
Source (Dublin Core)
Field order
Video Field Order (Dynamic Media)
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Aspect ratio
Video Pixel Aspect Ratio (Dynamic Media)
Date and time created
Created (Basic)
Date Created (Basic)
Frame rate and timecode format
Time Format (Dynamic Media)
Matrox Mtx.utils version
Creator Tool (Basic)
In addition, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 calculates and offers the following
useful metadata information for VS4Recorder video files.
VS4Recorder video file
information
Premiere Pro CC/CS6 metadata property (schema)
End timecode
Media End (Premiere Pro Project Metadata)
Duration
Media Duration (Premiere Pro Project Metadata)
Multi-camera editing
When using VS4Recorder video and audio files for multi-camera editing,
realtime multi-camera editing of up to four video files is supported only for
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 on a Windows
system with Matrox VS4, MXO2, CompressHD, Mojito MAX, or Mojito 4K
hardware installed. Multi-camera editing of Matrox .avi files in Premiere Pro
CC/CS6 using the Matrox Video for Windows (VFW) software codecs on a
system without Matrox hardware will not produce realtime results. Multi-camera
editing performance with Matrox .mov files and Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi
files in other applications depends on your system CPU and storage.
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Your notes
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Using Matrox VS4 with
Telestream Wirecast
This chapter describes how to
stream and record your video
input feeds using Matrox VS4
in Telestream Wirecast.
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Overview
You can use Matrox VS4 as an input device to feed live video and audio to
Telestream Wirecast for streaming, and simultaneously record all your original
video feeds to disk. The easy-to-use Matrox ISO recording tool lets you create
high-quality recordings of your feeds, ready for post-event editing in your
favorite editing application. The combination of Matrox VS4 and Telestream
Wirecast for Windows lets you switch or mix multiple live video feeds and
pre-recorded clips while adding graphics and effects. This solution is ideal for
internet broadcasts of sports, religious services, corporate meetings, and other
live events. Tight integration of Matrox VS4 using the Wirecast input source
SDK ensures the highest level of reliability and stability for your streaming
productions. Matrox VS4 automatically detects the presence, resolution, and
frame rate of all your inputs. Because all inputs on Matrox VS4 are independent,
you can use HD and SD cameras in the same production.
Using Wirecast, you can choose any stereo pair for your streaming production
while simultaneously recording all eight channels to disk using the Matrox ISO
recording tool. You have complete flexibility to go from a simple stereo mix to
surround sound for your post-event editing needs.
You can use up to two Matrox VS4 cards in your system. In a two-card system,
all eight VS4 inputs can be used as input devices to feed live video and audio to
Telestream Wirecast for streaming. ISO recording is supported on the first four
VS4 inputs.
Using Matrox VS4 for streaming
Matrox supports a maximum of two VS4 cards per system. With four SDI inputs
on each VS4 card, your VS4 system offers up to eight inputs for your live video
feeds. This section provides instructions on how to use VS4 as the input device
for video and audio in Telestream Wirecast for streaming. For details on how to
add shots in Telestream Wirecast, see your Wirecast documentation.
1 Connect your video source(s) to the VS4 SDI input(s) (see “Connecting
devices to Matrox VS4” on page 11).
¡ Important If connecting sources with different video formats, the sources
must have compatible frame rates. For a list of compatible frame rates, see
“Supported input formats” on page 10.
2 In Telestream Wirecast, add a new shot for every VS4 input source that you
want to stream.
3 For each VS4 shot added in step 2, the corresponding input’s audio is
automatically selected as the audio source. If desired, you can change a
shot’s audio source to another VS4 input or to a system audio source as
explained in your Wirecast documentation.
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¦ Note For a VS4 input or system audio source to appear in the list of audio
sources, a shot must have been added for that VS4 input or system audio
source.
4 To configure your video source settings, choose Sources > Show Sources
Settings.
5 In the Source Settings dialog box, under MATROX INPUT DEVICES,
select the Matrox VS4 input that you want to configure for streaming, and
then specify the following settings:
$
Video Format For interlaced (i) and progressive segmented frame
(PsF) sources, select the video format that matches your source video. For
progressive (p) sources, Matrox VS4 automatically detects the video
format. This setting also applies when recording your source video using
the Matrox ISO recording tool (see “Recording your source video to disk”
on page 48).
$
Aspect Ratio Specify the aspect ratio of your SD source video. For HD
sources, this option is automatically set to 16:9. This setting also applies
when recording your source video using the Matrox ISO recording tool
(see “Recording your source video to disk” on page 48).
$
Audio Channels Based on the audio source selected for your shot (see
step 3), select the audio pair that you want to stream with your source
video. This option does not apply if you selected a system audio source
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for your VS4 shot. Telestream Wirecast outputs one stereo pair when
streaming.
$
De-interlace Video If your source video is interlaced (i) and you want
to de-interlace your video before encoding, select De-interlace Video.
This option is used to better display your encoded video on a monitor that
displays lines progressively, such as an LCD or computer monitor.
6 Click Save Settings to save the source settings for the selected VS4 input.
The saved source settings are automatically loaded when Wirecast opens,
and when creating a new Wirecast document.
7 If you want to configure another input for streaming, repeat steps 5 and 6 for
each input.
8 Set any additional encoding options in Telestream Wirecast as you would
normally, and then output your video.
¦ Note To scale the source video for streaming to another video format, use
the scaling options that are available in Telestream Wirecast.
9 If you want to simultaneously record your original feeds to disk, see
“Recording your source video to disk” on page 48.
Recording your source video to disk
Matrox VS4 not only sends your video feeds to Wirecast for streaming (see
“Using Matrox VS4 for streaming” on page 46), it can also simultaneously
record your original video feeds to disk using the Matrox ISO recording tool. You
can, however, record your feeds without streaming.
¦ Note Up to two VS4 cards are supported per system. In a two-card system,
ISO recording is supported on the first four VS4 inputs.
You can record your input sources to disk using the available Matrox codecs. You
can use the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec to create .avi files, and a Matrox DV
codec, such as DVCPRO or DVCPRO HD, to create .mov files. You can also
choose to record up to eight audio channels from any input source as separate
mono or stereo .wav or .aac files. A log file (Record.Log) is generated after every
recording session, wherein you can view the events for each input recording (see
“Record log file” on page 59).
¦ Note All settings in the Matrox ISO Recording tool are automatically saved.
1 Connect your video source(s) to the VS4 SDI input(s) (see “Connecting
devices to Matrox VS4” on page 11).
¡ Important If connecting sources with different video formats, the sources
must have compatible frame rates. For a list of compatible frame rates, see
“Supported input formats” on page 10.
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2 In Telestream Wirecast, choose Sources > Show Sources Settings.
3 Select the Matrox VS4 input that you want to record under MATROX
INPUT DEVICES.
¦ Note If your system includes two VS4 cards, ISO recording is supported
on the first four VS4 inputs.
4 For interlaced (i) and progressive segmented frame (PsF) sources, select the
video format that matches your source video from the Video Format list.
For progressive (p) sources, Matrox VS4 automatically detects the video
format. This setting also applies when streaming your source video (see
“Using Matrox VS4 for streaming” on page 46).
5 If recording an SD source, specify the Aspect Ratio of your source video.
For HD sources, this option is automatically set to 16:9. This setting also
applies when streaming your source video (see “Using Matrox VS4 for
streaming” on page 46).
6 If you want to configure another input for recording, repeat steps 3 to 5 for
each input.
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7 Select any Matrox VS4 input under MATROX INPUT DEVICES, and then
click ISO Record to open the Matrox ISO Recording tool.
8 Select the settings that you want for recording as explained in “Specifying
settings in the Matrox ISO Recording tool” on page 51.
9 Click
to start recording the selected inputs. Click
to stop the
recording session. You can also start and stop the recording of individual
inputs during a recording session (see “Input recording” on page 56).
¡ Important If the status light turns red when recording, this indicates that
one or more of the selected inputs experienced dropped or skipped frames.
After the recording session ends, check the Record.Log file to see the
dropped/skipped events for each recorded input (see “Record log file” on
page 59).
10 Click
to open Windows Explorer at the specified Record Path location
to view the recorded video/audio files, including the record log file
(Record.Log).
11 Once you’ve finished recording, you can use the recorded video and audio
files in an editing application, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, for post-event
editing. For more information, see “Working with editing applications” on
page 59.
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Specifying settings in the Matrox ISO Recording
tool
To specify the settings that you want for recording your clips, select a Matrox
input under MATROX INPUT DEVICES in the Source Settings dialog box, and
then click the ISO Record button.
¦ Note You can hide or show the settings in the Matrox ISO Recording tool by
clicking
or
respectively.
Record path
Under Record Path, specify the destination where all your recorded clips will be
stored, or click Browse to select the location that you want. Every recording
session generates a separate subfolder within the specified location, in the form
YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS, which contains the recorded video and audio files,
and the log file (Record.Log) for that recording session.
Input selection
Under Matrox Input, select the VS4 input(s) that you want to record. You can
also select or clear an input during a recording session (see “Input recording” on
page 56). If you select an input with no input signal (disconnected) or an invalid
input signal, the recorded video will be black with no audio. For more
information on the input states and how they affect recording, see “Input states
and video formats” on page 58.”
Selecting a preset and copying settings
You can load a previously saved record preset to apply record settings to an input,
or copy record settings from one input to another using the
button. You can
customize any of the settings if needed as explained in the following sections. For
more information on these features see “Saving and loading record presets” on
page 54 and “Copying and pasting record settings” on page 54.
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Filename
In the Filename box for each VS4 input, specify the base name for your recorded
files. A default base name is provided, but you can change this name if you want.
The base name applies to both the video and audio files that are recorded, but the
naming conventions for video and audio files differ (see “Matrox VS4 file
naming conventions” on page 55”).
Video file type selection
Under Video File Type for each VS4 input, select one of the following:
• Matrox AVI Creates an MPEG-2 I-frame .avi file with embedded stereo
PCM (WAV) audio.
¦ Note Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame (.avi) files are not supported in Avid editing
applications on Windows systems.
• Matrox MOV Creates an .mov file in a selected DV format, such as
DVCPRO or DVCPRO HD, with embedded stereo or mono PCM (WAV)
audio. This option is not available for 1080p @ 24 fps source video.
Audio is embedded in the file only if you choose to record audio with your video
(see “Audio settings” on page 53).
Codec settings
Under Codec Settings, specify the settings that you want for each VS4 input as
follows:
¦ Note When selecting a video codec, make sure that the codec is supported in
your editing application. Working with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files
requires a system with the appropriate Matrox codec installed. For details, see
“Working with editing applications” on page 59.
• If the Video File Type is set to Matrox AVI, use the provided slider to select
the data rate (in Mb/sec) at which the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec will
record your source video to disk. The last setting for an SD or HD source is
automatically saved and loaded when an SD or HD source is connected to
the input. Click
to set the data rate to the default value for an SD or HD
input source.
• If the Video File Type is set to Matrox MOV and your source video is HD,
the codec will be set to Matrox DVCPRO HD. For SD source video, you can
select one of the following codecs for recording your video:
$
Matrox DV/DVCAM
$
Matrox DVCPRO
$
Matrox DVCPRO50
Records video to DV or DVCAM format.
Records video to DVCPRO format.
Records video to DVCPRO50 format.
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Audio file type selection
When recording a video input, you can also record the input’s audio. If you
choose to record audio (see “Audio settings” below), audio will be embedded in
the resulting video file. Unless you choose to record embedded audio only,
separate .wav or .aac audio files will also be created.
Under Audio File Type for each VS4 input, select the type of separate audio files
that you want to create:
• WAV
Records PCM audio to separate .wav files.
• AAC
Records AAC audio to separate .aac files.
Audio settings
Click Audio Settings for each VS4 input to specify the settings that you want
for your recorded audio:
• Audio Channels
VS4 input:
Specifies the number of channels to record from your
$
When 0 is selected for this option, audio is not recorded. Therefore, audio
will not be embedded in the video file, and separate audio files will not be
created.
$
When 2, 4, 6, or 8 is selected, the Matrox ISO recording tool embeds the
first audio pair (channels 1-2) from your input source in the video file.
Unless you choose to record embedded audio only, separate .wav or .aac
audio files will be created for the first two, four, six, or eight audio
channels from your audio source respectively.
• Audio Bit Depth If 2, 4, 6, or 8 is selected for Audio Channels, select
the bit depth that you want for your recorded audio.
• Audio Channel Type If 2, 4, 6, or 8 is selected for Audio Channels,
select the channel type that you want for your recorded audio:
$
Creates a separate .wav or .aac audio file for every selected
channel. For example, if four audio channels are selected, four mono
audio files will be created. The embedded audio in an .mov file will also
Mono
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be mono (not supported for embedded audio in an .avi file, which is
always stereo).
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Stereo Creates a separate .wav or .aac audio file for each audio pair
selected. For example, if four audio channels are selected, two stereo
audio files will be created. The embedded audio in an .avi, or .mov file
will also be stereo.
¦ Note Separate .wav audio files can have a maximum file size of 4 GB. See
“WAV audio recording” on page 58 for the approximate maximum duration
for a separate .wav audio file based on the audio settings. This limitation does
not apply to separate .aac audio files.
• Embedded audio only Select this if you want to embed the first audio
pair (channel 1-2) in the video file only. Separate audio files will not be
created (the Audio File Type will be ignored). If you’re recording to an .avi
file, the Audio Channel Type will be set to Stereo.
• AAC bit rate For AAC audio, drag the bit rate slider to select the bit rate
(in kilobits per second) that you want for your recorded audio. This slider is
available for separate .aac audio files only.
Saving and loading record presets
In the Matrox ISO Record dialog box, once you’ve specified the Matrox ISO
record settings that you want for a VS4 input, you can save your settings as a
preset and load the preset at any time to apply those settings to an input with a
compatible video format.
• Save To save the current settings of a VS4 input as a custom preset, click
beside the input and choose Save Preset. You’ll then be prompted to
enter a name for your preset. Because the video file type is saved in the
preset, you should include the video file type, such as AVI, in your preset
name so that you can easily identify your custom presets.
• Load When you load a preset, the video file type, codec settings, audio file
type, and audio settings are applied according to the preset. To load a preset
for a VS4 input, click
beside the input, choose Load Preset, and then
select the preset that you want in the displayed dialog box. Only presets that
are compatible with your input’s video format will be listed.
¦ Note To delete a preset, from the Load Preset dialog box, select the preset,
and then click
.
Copying and pasting record settings
You can copy and paste the record settings from one VS4 input to another.
• Copy To copy the settings for a VS4 input, click
choose Copy.
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• Paste To paste the copied settings to another VS4 input, click
beside
the input and choose Paste. The video file type, codec settings, audio file
type, and audio settings that are compatible with your VS4 input are applied.
Default settings will be applied for any incompatible settings.
Matrox VS4 file naming conventions
The base name specified under Record Path in the Matrox ISO Recording tool
applies to both the video and audio files that are recorded, but the naming
conventions for video and audio files differ as follows:
• Video files Recorded video files contain the base name, VS4 input, and
recording number using the following convention:
basename_input_recordingnumber
For example, if the base name for input 1 is Record, the resulting file will be
named Record_1_0. You can also have more than one recording for a given
input. In this case, the files are differentiated by a recording number. This
occurs when:
$
You clear and then re-select a previously selected input during a recording
session. In this case, you will have a different file for each selection
sequence. For example, if you’re recording input 1 with the base name
Record, and you select input 1 three times during a recording session, the
resulting video files will be Record_1_0, Record_1_1, and Record_1_2.
$
You disconnect a source from a selected input during a recording session,
and then connect a source with a different video format to the same input.
For example, if you’re recording an NTSC source connected to input 1 to
an .avi file with the base name Record, and then you connect a 720p at
59.94 fps source to the same input, the resulting video files will be
Record_1_0, and Record_1_1. If you connect a source with the same
video format as the original source, the recording will continue in the
original video file (that is, a separate video file will not be created).
• Audio files If you’re recording to separate audio files, the audio files are
named the same as the video files, except that they also include the audio
channel type (mono or stereo) and an incremental suffix using the following
convention:
basename_input_recordingnumber_channeltypesuffix
For example, if you’re recording input 1 with the base name Record, Audio
Channels is set to 8, and Stereo is selected as the Audio Channel Type,
the resulting audio files will be named Record_1_0_Stereo1,
Record_1_0_Stereo2, Record_1_0_Stereo3, and Record_1_0_Stereo4. If
Mono is selected as the Audio Channel Type instead of Stereo, eight files
will be created instead of four, and the files will be named
Record_1_0_Mono1, Record_1_0_Mono2, Record_1_0_Mono3, and so on.
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Record functionality
This section describes the VS4 functionality regarding the recording session,
record timecode, and input recording.
Recording session
A recording session begins when you click
, and ends when you click
During a recording session, all selected inputs are recorded. See “Input
recording” on page 56 for the input recording methods.
.
¡ Important If the status light turns red when recording, this indicates that one
or more of the selected inputs experienced dropped or skipped frames. After the
recording session ends, check the Record.Log file to see the dropped/skipped
events for each recorded input (see “Record log file” on page 59).
Record timecode
Starting a recording session also starts the record timecode for each selected
input. Depending on the video input frame rate, Matrox VS4 displays the
timecode in either drop frame (HH:MM:SS;FF) or non-drop frame
(HH:MM:SS:FF) SMPTE format. Drop frame format is used for NTSC, 23.98
fps, 29.97 fps, and 59.94 fps video, and non-drop frame format is used for all
other video frame rates, such as PAL and 25 fps. If you select an input at any time
during a recording session, the record timecode for that input starts when you
select the input. A recording’s timecode stops only when the recording ends for
that input file. See “Input recording” on page 56 for information on stopping an
input recording.
Input recording
This section describes the various ways of recording an input source, and
stopping an input recording:
¦ Note If an input with no input signal (disconnected) or an invalid input signal
is selected during a recording session, the recorded video will be black with no
audio. Check the Record.Log file to see where black frames are recorded (see
“Record log file” on page 59).
Recording methods:
• Selecting an input before starting a recording session If an input is
selected before starting a recording session, Matrox VS4 creates a recording
for that input when the recording session starts. This includes an “invalid
input,” which refers to an input with no input signal (disconnected) or an
invalid input signal. In this case, the video for an “invalid input” will be
black and the video format of the recorded file will be the last valid video
format detected for that input. When connecting a valid source to an “invalid
input” during a recording session, make sure your source’s video format
matches the format of the “invalid input” to avoid creating a new file. See
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“Input states and video formats” on page 58 for information on how to
determine the video format of an “invalid input.”
• Selecting an input during a recording session You can select an input at
any time during a recording session to begin recording that input. If you
clear and then re-select an input during the same recording session, a
separate file will be created for each selection sequence. The files are
differentiated by a recording number (see “Matrox VS4 file naming
conventions” on page 55).
• Connecting an input source during a recording session You can connect
an input source to an unselected input during a recording session, and then
select the input to record your source feed. If you disconnect the source from
a selected input during a recording session, and then connect a source with a
different video format to the same input, a new file will be created for that
input. The files are differentiated by a recording number (see “Matrox VS4
file naming conventions” on page 55). If you connect a source with the same
video format as the original source, a separate video file will not be created
and the recording will continue in the original video file.
To stop an input recording:
• Clear an input during a recording session Clearing a selected input
during a recording session stops the recording for that input. This is done
without affecting the recording of other selected inputs.
• Connect a different video format to a recording input If you disconnect
a selected input’s source, and then connect a source with a different video
format than the original source, the original recording ends, and a new file is
created for the new source. For example, if you’re recording an NTSC source
connected to input 1, disconnect the NTSC source and then connect a 720p
at 59.94 fps source to the same input, the NTSC recording ends and a new
720p at 59.94 fps recording begins.
• Stop the recording session Click
this case, all input recordings will stop.
to stop the recording session. In
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WAV audio recording
When you record audio to separate .wav files along with your video, the .wav
files can have a maximum file size of 4 GB. This means that depending on your
specified audio settings, the .wav audio file has a maximum duration. This
restriction does not apply to the embedded audio in the video file, which can last
as long as the associated video. The following table lists the approximate
maximum duration for a separate .wav audio file based on the audio settings:
Audio Channel Type
Mono
Stereo
Audio Bit Depth
Approximate
Maximum Duration
16-bit
12 hours
24-bit
6 hours
16-bit
6 hours
24-bit
3 hours
Record status
Matrox VS4 includes a record status indicator. If the indicator remains green
throughout the entire recording session, all input recordings completed without
any dropped or skipped frames. If dropped or skipped frames occur for any input
recording, the indicator turns red for the duration of the recording session. Check
the Record.Log file to see the dropped/skipped events for each recorded input
(see “Record log file” on page 59).
Record status indicator
Input states and video formats
Matrox VS4 automatically detects the video format of the source connected to a
VS4 input and displays it in the Matrox ISO Recording tool.
Input indicator
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Matrox VS4 displays the following input states:
• Valid input signal If a valid signal is connected to an input, such as 1080i
at 29.97 fps, the video format is displayed under the input label. If the input
is selected for recording, the resulting video file will be in the displayed
video format.
• No input signal/Invalid input signal If VS4 detects no input signal or an
invalid input signal for an input, Disconnected or Invalid Input Signal
will be displayed respectively. If the input is selected, the input indicator
switches between displaying the state (Disconnected or Invalid Input
Signal) and the last valid video format detected for that input. If you record
an input in this state, the resulting video file (black video) will be in the
displayed video format. For example, if the input indicator shows
Disconnected and NTSC, the recorded video file will be NTSC. If you
connect a valid source to an input in this state when recording the input,
make sure the source’s video format matches the displayed video format to
avoid creating a new file.
Record log file
After every recording session (see “Recording session” on page 56) a record log
file (Record.Log) is generated. The Record.Log file is located in the same folder
that contains the files for that recording session. When dropped, skipped, or black
frames occur during a recording session, the Record.Log file provides a
breakdown of events by input, and the timecode of when the events occurred.
Working with editing applications
You can use the recorded video and audio files in your favorite editing
application for post-event editing. However, working with Matrox MPEG-2
I-frame .avi files on a Windows system requires that the Matrox Video for
Windows (VFW) software codecs be installed. The VFW software codecs are
automatically installed along with your Matrox VS4 software. If you plan on
working with Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files on a Windows system without
Matrox VS4, MXO2, CompressHD, Mojito MAX, or Mojito 4K hardware, you
must download and install the Matrox VFW codecs on that system. To work with
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files on a Mac OS system without Matrox MXO2,
CompressHD, or Mojito MAX hardware, you must download and install the
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec on that system. To download the Matrox VFW
software codecs (Windows) or Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec (Mac OS), visit
the Support section of our website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
When using the recorded video and audio files for multi-camera editing, realtime
performance is supported only for Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files in Adobe
Premiere Pro CC/CS6 on a Windows system with Matrox VS4, MXO2,
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CompressHD, Mojito MAX, or Mojito 4K hardware installed. For more
information, see “Multi-camera editing” in this section.
¦ Note Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files are not supported in Avid editing
applications on Windows systems.
Multi-camera editing
When using Matrox ISO-recorded video and audio files for multi-camera editing,
realtime multi-camera editing of up to four video files is supported only for
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 on a Windows
system with Matrox VS4, MXO2, CompressHD, Mojito MAX, or Mojito 4K
hardware installed. Multi-camera editing of Matrox .avi files in Premiere Pro
CC/CS6 using the Matrox Video for Windows (VFW) software codecs on a
system without the specified Matrox hardware will not produce realtime results.
Multi-camera editing performance with Matrox .mov files and Matrox MPEG-2
I-frame .avi files in other applications depends on your system CPU and storage.
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Using Matrox VS4 with StudioCoast
vMix
This chapter describes how to
stream and record your video
input feeds using Matrox VS4
in StudioCoast vMix.
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Overview
You can use your Matrox VS4 system as an input device to feed live video and
audio to StudioCoast vMix for streaming and ISO recording, such as for
broadcasting or recording live sports events, concerts, news, educational
seminars, and corporate meetings. For example, you can select any video and
audio source connected to the VS4 inputs as your A/V sources for use with vMix,
and stream your video and audio to a live streaming service.
¦ Note You won’t be able to use vMix with VS4 if you’re currently running
another application that uses your VS4 hardware. You must close other
applications that use your VS4 hardware before starting vMix.
Setting the recording audio
Before you can use your Matrox VS4 system as an input device in StudioCoast
vMix, you must set the recording audio as follows:
1 Start StudioCoast vMix and click the Settings button at the top of the main
window.
2 In the Settings dialog box, click Audio.
3 From the Recording Audio list, select vMix Audio.
All the other settings can be left at their default settings.
4 Click OK.
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Selecting VS4 inputs in vMix
This section provides instructions on how to select the VS4 inputs for video and
audio in StudioCoast vMix.
1 Set the recording audio as explained in “Setting the recording audio” on
page 62.
2 Connect your video source(s) to the VS4 SDI input(s) as explained in
“Connecting devices to Matrox VS4” on page 11.
¡ Important If connecting sources with different video formats, the sources
must have compatible frame rates. For a list of compatible frame rates, see
“Supported input formats” on page 10.
3 Start StudioCoast vMix and click the Add Input button on the Input Bar at
the bottom of the main window.
4 In the Input Select dialog box, click the Capture tab:
5 From the Capture list, select the Matrox VS4 video input that you want to
stream or record, such as Matrox VS4 Video Input 1.
¦ Note The resolution, frame rate, and input type (SDI) are automatically
detected.
6 Under Audio Device, select the Matrox VS4 audio input that you want to
stream or record, such as Matrox VS4 Audio Input 1.
Remarks
$
The audio input does not need to be from the same input as the video. For
example, if you selected Matrox VS4 Video Input 1 from the Capture
list, you do not need to select Matrox VS4 Audio Input 1.
$
Once you select an audio input, you cannot select it again for use with
another video input.
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7 Under Audio Input, select the SDI audio input pair that you want. You can
select SDI12, SDI34, SDI56, or SDI78.
¦ Note If you need to change the audio input source after clicking OK in the
next step, see “Changing the audio input” on page 64.
8 Click OK to apply your changes (all other settings on the Capture tab can be
left at their default settings). You should see a preview of your selected video
source play back in the Matrox VS4 Input preview window. If you don’t
see your source video, check that your Matrox VS4 hardware and selected
video source are properly connected.
9 If you want to add more video inputs, click the Add Input button, and repeat
steps 4 to 8 for each input that you want to add.
¦ Note You can add up to a total of four video inputs.
Changing the audio input
Once you add an input source in StudioCoast vMix, you cannot change the audio
input that was selected for it. If you need to change the audio input that you
originally selected, you must remove the video input source and add it again with
the audio input that you want as follows:
1 In the Input window, click the Close button in the appropriate Matrox VS4
Input preview window.
2 Add the video input source again with the audio input that you want as
explained in “Selecting VS4 inputs in vMix” on page 63.
Streaming live media with vMix
To stream live media using StudioCoast vMix:
1 Select the VS4 inputs that you want to stream as explained in “Selecting
VS4 inputs in vMix” on page 63.
2 Click the Streaming button on the Input Bar to specify the settings you
want for streaming to a live streaming service as explained in your vMix
documentation.
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Using the vMix MultiCorder feature
You can record up to four VS4 video input sources to Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame
.avi files using the StudioCoast vMix MultiCorder feature.
1 Select the VS4 inputs that you want to record as explained in “Selecting VS4
inputs in vMix” on page 63.
2 Click the Add MultiCorder button on the Input Bar at the bottom of the
main window.
3 In the MultiCorder dialog box, select AVI. This will be the output format.
4 From the Codec list, select the codec that you want to use.
Remarks
$
You must select Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame if your video inputs are SD, or
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD if your video inputs are HD.
$
To change the settings of your selected Matrox codec, see “Selecting your
MPEG-2 I-frame settings” on page 67.
5 Select the inputs that you want to record, and if required, click Change
Recording Folder to change the location for the output files.
6 Click Start to start recording. The duration and number of dropped frames
for each input are displayed in the MultiCorder dialog box.
7 Click Stop when you are finished recording.
For more details on how to use the MultiCorder feature, see your vMix
documentation.
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Recording the vMix output
You can record the output from vMix to Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files, such
as to record video effects that you’ve applied to your Matrox VS4 video input.
1 Select the VS4 inputs that you want to record as explained in “Selecting VS4
inputs in vMix” on page 63.
2 Click the Setup button on the Input Bar at the bottom of the main window.
3 In the Recording Setup dialog box, select AVI on the left.
4 In the Filename box, specify the location and name for the output file.
5 From the Size list, select the frame size for the output file as follows:
$
$
For MPEG-2 I-frame SD file:
•
720 × 480 to record to NTSC or 486p format.
•
720 × 576 to record to PAL or 576p format.
For MPEG-2 I-frame HD file:
•
1280×720 to record to 720p format.
•
1920×1080 to record to full-size 1080i/p format.
6 From the Frame Rate list, select the frame rate that is appropriate for the
video format to which you are recording. For example, if you are recording
to PAL, set the frame rate to 25 fps.
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7 From the Codec list, select the codec that you want to use.
Remarks
$
You must select Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame if your video inputs are SD, or
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD if your video inputs are HD.
$
To change the settings of your selected Matrox codec, see “Selecting your
MPEG-2 I-frame settings” on page 67.
8 From the File Format list, select AVI.
9 Select Audio if you want to record the VS4 audio input to your .avi file.
10 Click OK to apply your changes (all other settings can be left at their default
settings).
11 Click the Start button on the Input Bar at the bottom of the main window to
start recording the vMix output.
12 Click the Stop button when you are finished recording.
Selecting your MPEG-2 I-frame settings
When using the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame or Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD codec
to record video, you can specify various settings for the MPEG-2 I-frame
compression as follows:
1 Click the Setup button on the Input Bar at the bottom of the main window.
2 In the Recording Setup dialog box, select AVI on the left.
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3 From the Codec list, select the Matrox codec for which you want to change
the settings (either Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame or Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame
.
HD) and click
4 Drag the Data Rate slider until your desired data rate is displayed. The
higher the data rate you select, the better the video quality will be. The range
of available data rates depends on whether you’re using the Matrox MPEG-2
I-frame HD or SD format.
¡ Important Depending on the capabilities of your system, you may drop
frames if you select a data rate higher than 125 Mb/sec.
5 To apply advanced settings to your MPEG-2 I-frame file, click the
Advanced button.
¦ Note The default advanced settings should provide good results for most
applications. We recommend that you change these settings only when needed
for special purposes.
6 From the DC Precision list, select the bit-depth precision of the DC intra
block.
¦ Note The higher the DC precision value that’s used to record your video,
the more likely that the DC content will be increased at the expense of the AC
content in the encoded stream. This may result in lowering the overall quality
of the compressed stream at a specified data rate.
7 Select the Force Frame-based DCT setting to record macroblocks as
frames rather than as fields. In some cases, graphics will yield less artifacts if
this option is selected.
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8 Under Zig Zag Order, select one of the following:
Sets the regular (default) zig zag scanning pattern of the AC
coefficient of the DCT block as defined in the ISO/IEC 13818-2 (figure
7-2) specification documentation.
$
Regular
$
Alternate
Sets an alternate zig zag scanning pattern of the AC
coefficient of the DCT block as defined in the ISO/IEC 13818-2 (figure
7-3) specification documentation. Use this setting when recording video
at a high data rate (that is, at a data rate of about 50 Mb/sec for SD video,
or 100 Mb/sec or higher for HD video).
9 Under Rounding Type, select one of the following:
Rounds the AC coefficients up to the nearest whole number
when calculating the quantization coefficient.
$
MPEG-2
$
Matrox Custom Truncates the AC coefficients to the lowest whole
number when calculating the quantization coefficient. In some cases, this
setting may yield less artifacts in graphics.
10 Click OK to save your settings.
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Monitoring Your Matrox VS4 System
This chapter explains how to
use the Matrox X.info program
to display important details
about your Matrox VS4 system
and installed VS4 cards.
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Using X.info to display VS4 information
The Matrox X.info program lets you display information about your Matrox VS4
system and installed VS4 cards, and provides warnings when certain problems
arise, such as when the temperature of your VS4 card exceeds the maximum
operating temperature.
Matrox X.info runs continuously to monitor your system, whenever your
computer is turned on and the VS4 card is installed. You can open Matrox X.info
to display system and hardware details by double-clicking the
icon on your
Windows taskbar.
¦ Note If you do not see the icon, check your taskbar properties and make sure
that you’re showing the icon for Matrox X.info.
Displaying system information
To display information about your Matrox VS4 system, select System from the
Display Information About list. On this page, you can see Install
Information, such as the install path and version of Matrox Mtx.utils.
You can also create an HTML log file of your system information, which can be
useful for troubleshooting. To create this log, use the Browse button under
System Information Log to select the path and name of the log, then click
Create. If Open file after scan is selected, the HTML system log opens after it
is created.
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Displaying hardware information
To display information about the Matrox VS4 cards installed in your system,
select Hardware from the Display Information About list. The hardware
information (for example, serial number and production date) for each of the
installed VS4 cards in your system is displayed on a separate VS4 Card page.
You can also monitor the current and maximum operating temperatures for each
of your VS4 cards.
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¡ Important Whether or not you have opened Matrox X.info, if your VS4 card
exceeds the maximum operating temperature, you’ll receive a warning message
with further instructions as explained in “Error notification” on page 75.
Monitoring your VS4’s operating temperatures
As shown in the X.info Hardware section, the VS4 Card page displays the
current and maximum operating temperatures for your Matrox VS4 card. To
avoid damage to your Matrox VS4 card, make sure that you don’t operate your
VS4 card at or near the maximum temperature for a prolonged period of time.
You should target your VS4 card to operate at least 10°C below the maximum
operating temperature.
You should monitor the temperature of your VS4 card periodically and take
measures as needed to lower the room temperature and/or improve the ventilation
in your VS4 system. If needed, move your VS4 card to a PCIe slot in your
computer that is not too close to another card that generates heat, such as a
display card.
Error notification
X.info provides temperature warnings and warnings for other possible VS4 card
problems. Once X.info has detected a hardware problem, the Matrox X.info
Notification dialog box will be displayed to give you details of the problem and
further instructions. You will not be able to close this dialog box until the
problem has been resolved.
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Matrox VS4 Specifications
This appendix provides the
Matrox VS4 card
specifications.
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General
• Supported video input formats 720×486 at 29.97 fps (NTSC) 4:3,
720×486 at 29.97 fps (NTSC) 16:9, 720×576 at 25 fps (PAL) 4:3, 720×576
at 25 fps (PAL) 16:9, 720p at 50 fps, 720p at 59.94 fps, 1080i at 25 fps,
1080i at 29.97 fps, 1080PsF at 23.98 fps, 1080PsF at 24 fps, 1080PsF at 25
fps, 1080PsF at 29.97 fps, 1080p at 23.98 fps, 1080p at 24 fps, 1080p at 25
fps, 1080p at 29.97 fps, 1080p at 30 fps.
• Regulatory compliance
$
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, and ACMA Class A
$
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
• Matrox VS4 card
$
Three-quarter length PCIe (x8) card
$
PCB Dimensions:
•
L 23.2 cm (9.125 in) × W 10.7 cm (4.2 in)
•
Overall thickness including components: 1.9 cm (0.75 in)
• Typical operating voltages and current consumption
Voltage
+3.3 V
+12 V
Current
3.0 A
1.3 A
Total power consumption: 23 watts
Connections
• Four HD/SD SDI inputs with eight channels of embedded audio (24-bit, 48
kHz)
$
Compliant with SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 272M, SMPTE 292M, and
SMPTE 299M
$
BNC connector (75 ), terminated
$
Equalized input for maximum cable-length support
Environmental specifications
• Minimum/maximum ambient operating temperature*: 0º to 55º C (32º to
131º F)
• Minimum/maximum storage temperature: –40º to 75º C (-40º to 167º F)
• Maximum altitude for operation: 3,000 meters
*
This temperature range assumes that the hardware components on the card don’t
exceed the maximum operating temperature as explained in “Monitoring your VS4’s
operating temperatures” on page 75.
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• Maximum altitude for transport: 12,000 meters
• Operating humidity: 20% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Storage humidity: 5% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Environmental specifications
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Your notes
Appendix A, Matrox VS4 Specifications
B
Matrox Customer Support
This appendix explains how
you can register your Matrox
product and obtain customer
support.
82
How to get Matrox customer support
If you have a problem that you’re unable to solve by referring to the
documentation for your Matrox product, please contact your Matrox
representative. He or she should be able to help you quickly correct any
installation or system configuration problem.
If your representative is unable to solve your problem, contact Matrox for further
information and assistance.
Registration
You can register your Matrox product in the Matrox Support section of our
website at www.matrox.com/video/support.
Only registered users are entitled to customer support, software updates, special
promotional offers, and access to our user forum.
Keep up to date with our website
In addition to registering your Matrox product, our website offers you
up-to-the-minute information about Matrox products and software updates. Be
sure to place our site in your favorites or bookmarks:
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Contacting us
Matrox is proud to offer worldwide customer support. Please use the contact
information for your Matrox product and area as provided on our website at
www.matrox.com/video/support.
Appendix B, Matrox Customer Support
Index
A
AAC files
recording in Telestream Wirecast 48
recording in VS4Recorder 20
setting in Telestream Wirecast 53
setting in VS4Recorder 34
Adobe Premiere Pro
multi-camera editing
Matrox ISO video files 60
VS4Recorder video files 43
viewing VS4Recorder metadata 42
Audio
file type in Telestream Wirecast 53
monitoring in VS4Recorder 37
settings in Telestream Wirecast 53
settings in VS4Recorder 33
StudioCoast vMix
changing the input 64
setting for recording 62
WAV file maximum duration 58
AVI files
HD setting in VS4Recorder 32
recording in Telestream Wirecast 48
recording in VS4Recorder 20
SD setting in VS4Recorder 32
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
C
Codec
Audio
settings in Telestream Wirecast 53
settings in VS4Recorder 33
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame 67
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD 67
Video
settings in Telestream Wirecast 52
settings in VS4Recorder 31
Connections, available on Matrox VS4 10
Customer support 82
D
Disk space indicator, VS4Recorder 23
E
Error notification, with X.info 75
F
File naming
in Telestream Wirecast 52
in VS4Recorder 28
Firmware, updating for VS4 7
Full-screen mode, VS4Recorder 39
H
Hardware, VS4
before you install 6
information 74
safety precautions 6
specifications 78
warranty i
I
Independent mode, VS4Recorder 22
Input source
selecting for audio 64
Inputs, selecting in StudioCoast vMix 63
Installing
Matrox VS4 card 6
Matrox VS4 software 7
Internet site, Matrox 82
K
Keyboard shortcuts, VS4Recorder 40
L
Labels
overlay in VS4Recorder 31
setting in VS4Recorder 30
Live media streaming
using StudioCoast vMix 64
84
M
Matrox
contacting us 82
WWW site 82
Matrox DV/DVCAM codec
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
setting in VS4Recorder 32
Matrox DVCPRO codec
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
setting in VS4Recorder 32
Matrox DVCPRO HD codec
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
setting in VS4Recorder 32
Matrox DVCPRO50 codec
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
setting in VS4Recorder 33
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec
configuring in VS4 67
HD setting in VS4Recorder 32
SD setting in VS4Recorder 32
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame HD codec
configuring in VS4 67
Matrox VS4
about 2
available connections 10
before you install 6
hardware specifications 78
installation safety precautions 6
installing card 6
installing software 7
Matrox X.info 72
Metadata, VS4Recorder 42
Monitoring your system 72
MOV files
HD setting in VS4Recorder 32
recording in Telestream Wirecast 48
recording in VS4Recorder 20
SD setting in VS4Recorder 32
setting in Telestream Wirecast 52
Multi-cam editing
Matrox ISO video files 60
VS4Recorder video files 43
Index
P
PCM audio (.avi)
recording in Telestream Wirecast 48
recording in VS4Recorder 20, 33
setting in Telestream Wirecast 53
setting in VS4Recorder 34
Premiere Pro
See Adobe Premiere Pro
Q
Quad-view mode, VS4Recorder 38
R
Record path
setting in Telestream Wirecast 51
setting in VS4Recorder 27
Recording
StudioCoast vMix
how to record the output 66
how to record using the MultiCorder feature 65
Telestream Wirecast
audio codec settings 53
audio file type selection 53
dropped frames 58
filename 52
how to record 48
input selection 51
input states and video formats 58
presets 54
record log file 59
record path 51
record status 58
sessions 56
settings 51
using Matrox DV/DVCAM codec 52
using Matrox DVCPRO codec 52
using Matrox DVCPRO HD codec 52
using Matrox DVCPRO50 codec 52
using Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec 52
video codec settings 52
video file type selection 52
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VS4Recorder
audio codec settings 33
audio monitoring 37
disk space indicator 23
dropped frames 24
filename 28
how to record 20
keyboard shortcuts 40
label 30
label and filename overlay 31
record log file 25
record modes 22
record path 27
record status 23
sessions 22
settings 26
timecodes 22, 34
using Matrox DV/DVCAM codec 32
using Matrox DVCPRO codec 32
using Matrox DVCPRO HD codec 32
using Matrox DVCPRO50 codec 33
using Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec for HD 32
using Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec for SD 32
video codec settings 31
Registering your Matrox product 82
S
Session, record
in Telestream Wirecast 56
in VS4Recorder 22
Settings
copying and pasting in Telestream Wirecast 54
for recording in Telestream Wirecast 51
for streaming in Telestream Wirecast 47
in VS4Recorder 26
Single-view mode, VS4Recorder 39
Software
installing 7
removing 8
Source
setting in Telestream Wirecast 49
setting in VS4Recorder 26
Specifications, Matrox VS4 card 78
Status, record
in Telestream Wirecast 58
in VS4Recorder 23
Streaming in Wirecast using VS4 46
StudioCoast vMix
changing the audio input 64
how to record the output 66
live media streaming 64
selecting VS4 inputs 63
setting the recording audio 62
using the MultiCorder feature 65
using with VS4 62
Style conventions 3
System information, displaying with X.info 72
T
Technical support 82
Telestream Wirecast
audio codec settings 53
audio file type 53
dropped frames 58
multi-camera editing in applications 60
record filename 52
record input selection 51
record path 51
recording AAC files 48
recording AVI files 48
recording MOV files 48
recording VS4 inputs 48
recording WAV files 48
settings 51
streaming using VS4 46
video codec settings 52
video file type 52
working with editing applications 59
Temperature monitoring for VS4 hardware 75
Timecode
in VS4Recorder 22
setting in VS4Recorder 34
Index
86
V
Video formats, expressed in VS4 documentation 4
View modes in VS4Recorder 38
vMix
See StudioCoast vMix
VS4Recorder
audio codec settings 33
audio monitoring 37
disk space indicator 23
dropped frames 24
how to record 20
interface
control bar 15
overview 14
source window 17
source window popover 18
view bar 15
keyboard shortcuts 40
label 30
label and filename overlay 31
metadata in Premiere Pro 42
multi-cam editing in applications 43
overview 14
record filename 28
record log file 25
record modes 22
record path 27
record sessions 22
record status 23
settings 26
starting 14
timecodes 22, 34
video codec settings 31
view modes 38
VU meter settings 35
working with editing applications 42
VU meters, VS4Recorder 35
Index
W
Warnings displayed for hardware issues 75
Warranty i
WAV files
maximum duration 58
setting in Telestream Wirecast 53
setting in VS4Recorder 34
Wirecast
See Telestream Wirecast
WWW site, Matrox 82
X
X.info
error notification 75
hardware information 74
monitoring temperatures 75
system information 72
using 72
Compliance Statements
USA
FCC Compliance Statement
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of
this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
WARNING
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for the compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. The
use of shielded cables for connection of the equipment and other peripherals is required to meet FCC requirements.
Canada
(English) Industry Canada Compliance Statement
CAN ICES-3 (A)/NMB-3 (A)
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These digital devices do not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital devices set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
(Français) Conformité avec les exigences de l’Industrie Canada
CAN ICES-3 (A)/NMB-3 (A)
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide
Ces appareils numériques n’émettent aucun bruit radioélectrique dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur
le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Europe
(English) European user’s information – Declaration of Conformity
Remark for the Matrox hardware products supported by this guide
These devices comply with EC Directive 2006/95/EC for a Class A digital device. They have been tested and found to comply with EN55022/CISPR22 and
EN55024/CISPR24. In a domestic environment these products may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. To meet
EC requirements, shielded cables must be used to connect the equipment and other peripherals. These products have been tested in a typical Class A compliant host
system. It is assumed that these products will also achieve compliance in any Class A compliant system.
(Français) Informations aux utilisateurs Européens – Déclaration de conformité
Remarque sur les produits matériels Matrox couverts par ce guide
Ces unités sont conformes à la directive communautaire 2006/95/EC pour les unités numériques de classe A. Les tests effectués ont prouvé qu’elles sont conformes aux
normes EN55022/CISPR22 et EN55024/CISPR24. Le fonctionnement de ces produits dans un environnement résidentiel peut causer des interférences radio, dans ce cas
l’utilisateur peut être amené à prendre les mesures appropriées. Pour respecter les impératifs communautaires, les câbles de connexion entre l’équipement et ses
périphériques doivent être blindés. Ces produits ont été testés dans un système hôte typique compatible classe A. On suppose qu’ils présenteront la même compatibilité
dans tout système compatible classe A.
(Deutsch) Information für europäische Anwender – Konformitätserklärung
Anmerkung für die Matrox Hardware-Produktunterstützung durch dieses Handbuch
Diese Geräte entsprechen EG Direktive 2006/95/EC für ein digitales Gerät Klasse A. Sie wurden getestet und entsprechen demnach EN55022/CISPR22 und
EN55024/CISPR24. In einer Wohnumgebung können diese Produkte Funkinterferenzen erzeugen, und der Benutzer kann genötigt sein, entsprechende Maßnahmen zu
ergreifen. Um EG-Anforderungen zu entsprechen, müssen zum Anschließen des ausrüstung und anderer Peripheriegeräte abgeschirmte Kabel verwendet werden. Diese
Produkt wurden in einem typischen, der Klasse A entsprechenden, Host-System getestet. Es wird davon ausgegangen, daß diese Produkte auch in jedem Klasse A
entsprechenden System entsprechend funktionieren.
(Italiano) Informazioni per gli utenti europei – Dichiarazione di conformità
Nota per i prodotti hardware Matrox supportati da questa guida
Questi dispositivi sono conformi alla direttiva CEE 2006/95/EC relativamente ai dispositivi digitali di Classe A. Sono stati provati e sono risultati conformi alle norme
EN55022/CISPR22 e EN55024/CISPR24. In un ambiente domestico, questi prodotti possono causare radiointerferenze, nel qual caso all’utente potrebbe venire richiesto
di prendere le misure adeguate. Per soddisfare i requisiti CEE, l’apparecchiatura e le altre periferiche vanno collegati con cavi schermati. Questi prodotti sono stati provati
in un tipico sistema host conforme alla Classe A. Inoltre, si dà per scontato che questi prodotti acquisiranno la conformità in qualsiasi sistema conforme alla Classe A.
(Español) Información para usuarios europeos – Declaración de conformidad
Observación referente a los productos de hardware de Matrox apoyados por este manual
Estos dispositivos cumplen con la directiva de la CE 2006/95/EC para dispositivos digitales de Clase A. Dichos dispositivos han sido sometidos a prueba y se ha
comprobado que cumplen con las normas EN55022/CISPR22 y EN55024/CISPR24. En entornos residenciales, estos productos pueden causar interferencias en las
comunicaciones por radio; en tal caso el usuario deberá adoptar las medidas adecuadas. Para satisfacer las disposiciones de la CE, deberán utilizarse cables apantallados
para conectar el equipo y demás periféricos. Estos productos han sido sometidos a prueba en un típico sistema anfitrión que responde a los requisitos de la Clase A. Se
supone que estos productos cumplirán también con las normas en cualquier sistema que responda a los requisitos de la Clase A.
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