Understanding the Switcher interface
The Switcher view is a simple interface used to seamlessly switch between a channel's custom layouts while live streaming and/or recording. (See Create a local custom channel or layout for more information on creating custom layouts.)
The Switcher interface is accessed from the Menu button in the Dashboard interface (see Networked VGA Grid User Guide You are here: Start here > Epiphan Live > Streaming, recording and monitoring using the Dashboard interface > Understanding the Dashboard interfaceStreaming, recording and monitoring using the Dashboard interfaceUnderstanding the Dashboard interfaceConfiguring Dashboard panels for visual confidence monitoringMonitoring video and audio sourcesControlling streaming and recording using Epiphan LiveUnderstanding the Dashboard interfaceYou are first presented with the Dashboard interface upon logging in to Epiphan Live. The Dashboard interface contains many helpful elements used for confidence monitoring and streaming/recording control, described in the Elements in the Dashboard interface table below. The Dashboard view is responsive and automatically adjusts and repositions its elements to fit cleanly within any size web browser window.Elements in the Dashboard interfaceNumberTitleDescription1Dashboard header iconsWarning – This icon displays only if there are any configuration errors in your channels, sources, streams or recordings. Clicking the icon displays more detail about the errors.Save – Saves any Dashboard layout changes. Note that you need to press Save to preserve your layout setting. When a layout is saved, all other operators and administrators will see your configured Dashboard layout when they log in or refresh their Epiphan Live page.Menu – When clicked, displays links to the Switcher view and Admin panel.2Dashboard monitoring panels Configurable panels used for confidence monitoring. You can set each panel to display a source, channel, output or basic system information. Note that the Dashboard monitoring panels appears blank by default when logging in for the first time. 3Dashboard panel navigation iconsClick to navigate between three different sets of Dashboard monitoring panels. The illuminated icon represents your currently displayed panel set.4Dashboard panel set quantity icons2x – Changes the quanity of Dashboard panels per set to 2 (as in the screen shot above).4x – Changes the quantity of Dashboard panels per set to 4.5Video inputsDisplays a list of your video inputs configured in the Admin panel and includes basic status information for each input.6ChannelsDisplays a list of your channels configured in the Admin panel and includes streaming and recording control buttons for each channel.7Audio inputsDisplays a list of your audio inputs configured in the Admin panel. Includes basic status information and a VU meter for each input.8RecordersDisplays a list of your recorders configured in the Admin panel and includes a recording control button for each recorder.).
The Switcher view is responsive and automatically adjusts and reposition its elements to fit cleanly within any size web browser window.
See the Elements in the Switcher view table below for a description of each visual element in the Switcher interface.