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Settings

The settings window contains several sections of user adjustable parameters as well as giving feedback on the machine currently in use.

General#

When Keep Server Running On Close is activated, when the main UI is closed the application will keep running in the system tray and continue with any assigned tasks. If this option is deactivated, closing the UI will exit the application fully regardless of its current state.

Disable UI Notifications is used to determine if messages from the application are displayed at the top of the Prism Zero interface.

Using the Graphics Card dropdown allows the user to specify which GPU in the computer is used. The AiM codec makes use of hardware acceleration, so choosing the most powerful GPU in the system will benefit playback. Only DirectX 12 capable GPU's will be shown.

The Audio Device dropdown allows Prism Zero to specify the output device separately from the main computer to create a dedicated preview feed.

Undo History provides feedback on the Undo function. The Total Steps determines how many undo actions can be made and Active Steps indicates the current position within the Total Steps.

System Info#

The Memory section gives the user feedback on the total amount of system memory available, the amount in use by Prism Zero and the amount the system is using overall.

Playback#

Whilst in the Playlist, it is possible to use the left arrow key to jump back and the right arrow key to jump forwards along the player timeline. The size of this jump is specified in seconds in the Step Amount box.

If the Resume Playback At Start option is selected, Prism Zero will automatically start to play through the existing Playlist when the application is launched.

Encoder#

Unless a specific export destination has been set for an item in the Encoderlist, it will use the default locations specified here. Pressing the Change Folder button opens a dialogue allowing a new destination folder to be selected. This new location will then be shown in the Default Folder box.

Change Folder

If the Auto Update Encodelist option is active, all existing jobs in the Encodelist will have their export destinations updated to the newly specified Default Folder. When this is deactivated, only newly added jobs will default to this location whilst pre-existing jobs will retain their already specified output location.

When Auto Replace In Playlist is active, the exported version of the media will replace the source file in the Playlist.

Output#

Prism Zero can send its full screen video signal to a physical display output on the machine in use as well as across a network using the NDI protocol to any device capable of receiving it.

Physical Output

The settings here allow the output from which to send the video signal to be chosen from the dropdown menu and for its resolution and frame rate to be set according to the project requirements. This can then be activated using the Output Enabled switch.

The NDI Output section allows a network broadcast of the video signal to be setup. A name can be entered for the NDI stream to make it more easily identifiable by receiving devices on the network. The resolution and frame rate of the NDI stream can also be set. The stream can then be activated with the Output Enabled switch.

Synergy#

Prism Zero includes Synergy compatibility with Avolites Titan, providing easier setup as well as advanced features such as previewing of Prism Zero within Titan, using the output from Prism Zero within Titan's Pixelmapper and allowing media transfer directly from the console to Prism Zero.

The Synergy version in use must match the Titan version. If a missmatch is identified within Titan's Synergy Setings, a different version can be selected via this dropdown.

More information on how to setup a syenrgy connection can be found here

Port specifies which port is used to allow Prism Zero and Titan to communicate.

Enable Synergy is used to activate the Synergy connection between Prism Zero and the controlling device.

Connection Status indicates the current status of the Synergy connection between Prism Zero and Titan

The Default Upload Folder shows the storage location used by all media transfered to Prism Zero from Titan via a Synergy connection.

Change Folder

This may be adjusted using the CHANGE FOLDER button. When activated, the Auto Transcode option will allow for automatic conversion of any files transferred to Prism Zero via Synergy without the need for user input.

When adjusting the Group Layout of fixtures within Titan, the Position Overlay tool can be used to ensure precise alignment of the fixtures within the area of the media surface. Show / Hide Point Overlay activates this visual feedback within Prism Zero.

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