About the custom layout editor
Access the custom layout editor using the Admin panel when you select your channel from the Channels menu and click Layouts.
When you open the custom layout editor for a channel, a list of layouts appears at the top. You can create and delete layouts, duplicate layouts, choose which layout to preview and edit, and select the active live layout for live switching.
Below the layout list is the layout editing area where you can add images, add and edit video sources, and add text overlays to your layout. You can also choose the backgro und matte, as well as crop images and video.
The main layout area has the same frame size and aspect ratio as the encoding setting of the channel. As you add items to the layout, they appear in the layout editing area. The currently selected item is presented in full color. Unselected items appear transparent.
To change the settings for an item, click an item in the item list that appears below the layout editing area. The settings for that item appears.
Move and size items in the layout editing area
You can use the mouse to click and drag
You can resize
A note about item positioning and sizing
There are multiple ways to position and size
- Using the mouse.
- Using the keyboard.
- Using the manual positioning values with percents.
- Using the manual positioning values with pixels.
To use the mouse:
Click and drag to move the item. Click and drag the round, red and white handles to resize an image
To use the keyboard:
Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the item up, down, left or right in the layout. Changes are in increments of approximately 5% of the height or width of the layout area. Press the Ctrl key while using the arrow keys to make more refined movements. To change the size of an image
Specify a whole number, followed by a percent sign (e.g. 4%) in any of the manual positioning fields. See Resize and position items using percents or pixels for more information.
If you need to specify an exact amount in pixels (rather than percent) you can type a pixel value in any of the positioning value squares followed by the characters px (e.g. 56px). You can mix and match pixels and percents changing only the boxes you want to use pixel values. At any time you can switch back to percents by typing a percent. See Resize and position items using percents or pixels for more information.
Audio source selection and saving edits
Select audio source(s) for your channel by adding them to your layouts. The bottom section of the custom layout editor is where you select the audio source for the currently selected layout. It's also where you'll find the Save button.
If a layout doesn't have an audio source selected, there will be silence when that layout is selected during live switching, recording, and confidence monitoring.
If an Auto channel is selected as a video source, then Auto A
You can have multiple audio sources in a layout. The audio sources are mixed together at the same volume level as one another.
When setting the audio gain for your channel, add all your audio sources to your layout first, then set level of gain for your audio sources appropriately. When you're done all your changes, click Save.