Set up and enable MultiViewer

MultiViewer displays a custom mix of up to six video sources including channels on the HDMI output port in a convenient grid for confidence monitoring with minimal impact to the system's processor. Grid options include: 1x2 video sources, 2x2 video sources, and 2x3 video sources.

Save processing power so you can do more with your Pearl system while previewing multiple video sources on the HDMI output port. With MultiViewer, the video output displays at a lowered frame rate to economize CPU usage. Using MultiViewer does not lower the frame rate of channel recordings and live streams.

No audio signal present at the output port, but audio meters do display for channels and video sources that have embedded audio signals.

Use the Admin panel to choose which video sources appear in the pre-configured MultiViewer grids and to set the video output port resolution. You can enable MultiViewer for the output port using the Admin panel, the touch screen, and using local console.

Set up and enable MultiViewer using the Admin panel

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect to Admin panel.
  1. In the Source field, select MultiViewer.
  2. In each cell of the grid, select a channel or a video source.
  3. In the Output Resolution field, select the resolution for the video output port and then click Apply.
Value Description
Destination default This is the default value. Each display has a preferred resolution, and when you choose this setting, the video output port will use the display's default resolution.

1024×768, 1280×720, 1280×960, 1360×768, 1400×1050, 1920×1080, 3840×2160

Choose a specific resolution for the output port.

Enable MultiViewer using Pearl-2's touch screen

  1. From Pearl-2's touch screen, tap the gear icon to open the System settings screen. If the control icons aren't showing, tap anywhere on the touch screen.
  2. Tap the arrow icon in the lower-right corner of the screen to go to the second Settings page.
  3. Tap Output ports and select a video output port.
  4. From the Output port's screen, select MultiViewer and tap Apply.