Standalone VGA Grid User Guide
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Recording basics

While recording a channel or recorder, a new file is created each time the maximum time or size limit is met. Additionally, when recording a multi-channel recorder or a multi-source layout channel, a new file is created if an additional source is added to the recorder.

Physically removing the source (e.g. unplugging it) or otherwise interrupting the signal to the source does not affect recording, and the recording will include the configured No Signal image.

You can choose to create AVI, MOV, MP4 or MPEG-TS recordings. See Configure recording file size and type to learn how to change the recorded file type. (Note there are two supported MP4 types, regular MP4 which is a progressive file format, and MP4-fragmented which is a more modern, fragmented format that isn't supported by all video players or editors.)

The MOV file type created by Standalone VGA Grid requires a relatively newer player for playback. Epiphan has tested with the following players.

Operating SystemTested Players
Mac OS
  • QuickTime 10.3 (for 1080p streams)
  • QuickTime 10.3 (for streams less than 1080p)
  • VLC 1.0.0+ (for all streams)
  • QuickTime 7.6.6+
  • VLC 2.1.5+
  • Windows Media player 12+ (except MOV files)
  • MPlayer
  • VLC 2.0.8+
  • DICE 2.0.21
  • VLC 0.9.9+ (works only with MOV files that have no audio)
HTML 5 Browsers (Windows)
  • Google Chrome 37+ (works with MOV and MP4 files using H.264 codec)