4. Video Device Configuration (v.5.x)

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After installing the video device-related drivers from AJA or Blackmagic Design, there is nothing particular you have to configure in the AJA Control Panel or Desktop Video Setup application from Blackmagic Design. Everything is defined using the Just Control Configuration window. Nevertheless, the two applications from AJA and Blackmagic Design can be used to verify that Just Out is properly working with the hardware. To do so, start the AJA/BMD software first and just:out after that. Starting the AJA Control Room at a time just:out is running can harm the video output.

Once one of the ToolsOnAir components has been started, never change any AV related setting on the Mac. Changing any Video device related setting during playout can harm the final output and potentially harm the engine performance. 

AJA Devices

The AJA Control Panel may look differently and may offer variations in functionality depending on the driver version, the installed firmware and the hardware you are using. Always use the latest driver release.

Standard Settings

Open the AJA Control Panel to define, how your AJA Video Device acts in case Just Out is not accessing it.

While Playout

Make sure to start the AJA Control Panel BEFORE you start just:out. Starting the AJA Control Panel while just:out is running can harm the final output.

Once Just Out is using the AJA hardware for playout, you can see the notification "In use by just:out" in the upper-right corner of the AJA Control Panel. The whole application reflects the settings defined in the Just Control Configuration window, but it is not possible to change any settings.

Blackmagic Design Devices

Standard Settings

Open the Blackmagic Desktop Video Setup to define, how your Blackmagic Video Device acts in case Just Out is not accessing it.

During Playout

Once Just Out is using the Blackmagic Design hardware for playout, the entire application reflects the settings defined in the Just Control Configuration window, and it is not possible to change any setting here.

Video Device Independent Graphics File Handling

Just Out can handle graphic elements without using the downstream keyer of the video device. There is no need to configure any hardware to make the realtime graphics processing work. In addition, graphics can be added to the output, and it does not matter if a video is playing or a live signal is passed through. Such a configuration requires only a single machine.

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