Create a channel with multiple layouts [Pearl family]


Hi! Welcome to our tutorial for Pearl-2 on
making a custom channel with multiple layouts. Let’s get started. Let’s first start with a YouTube video. I’m just going to play this video that I
recorded earlier with a sample of what we’re going to make today. As you can see
here, there’s a single camera view. This isn’t live so you’re not seeing me
talking. We’re gonna switch to a picture in picture view, sorry to a
slides only view and then a picture in picture view. And you can imagine that
I am a professor with some slides or someone at a conference that’s giving a
talk, or even someone at a house of worship where you have a choir, a camera on the choir and then the lyrics presented up
next to the camera. Also, you’re not limited to two cameras. Obviously
with Pearl-2 there are 6 HD inputs. So you could have multiple cameras. You can do
this for concerts, for live video broadcasts etc. So let’s go back
here and get started. I’m going to start by creating a new channel. We’re
currently using this same Pearl for recording this video so that’s what
channel 3 is. Channel 4 is our new channel. I will call it multi, press ENTER
to save the name. Anywhere where you change a name on Pearl you press ENTER
to save it. We start with this default layout. I’m going to rename this to
camera. And we’ll add our camera and audio source. So let’s start by finding the camera (video source) and HDMI4K-A is the camera that we’re using right now. Just make this full-size. And HDMI4K-B just to be confusing is the audio source
that I’m using for this particular setup. Press save and that is our first layout
saved. Let’s create the slides only layout. So slides – oops!
Slides for the name, press ENTER. Just need to add the video source. In this
case I’ve plugged my slides, they’re coming from a laptop, I put them
into HDMI-B. So here’s HDMI-B. I’ll make that full screen. Add the same audio
source and press Save. And then lastly I’m going to make our
more interesting layout, the picture in picture layout. Just go here
rename it picture and picture. It’s kind of good to keep these names short because you end up seeing them on the front of Pearl-2 when you want to switch
using the switcher on the front of Pearl-2 or if you’re using the
Epiphan Live so having shorter names is a little bit useful. That’s why I tend to
keep them pretty short. This picture in picture layout we’re going to start by
having a backdrop. I don’t know if you noticed in the video that we showed on
YouTube but there was a background so I’ll just drag it in from the desktop.
There’s our background. And make this full size. That’s our background. And layered on top of the background will be our slides from HDMI-B. I’ll just sort of
give them a temporary location there and the video source from HDMI4K-A. And
this one you’ll notice in the video that I showed you earlier had a quick crop on
it so I’m going to replicate that crop. It’s really easy to do you just press
the crop button. I’m making a 1 to 1 crop and just drag that there and click OK. So
now I have this crop view here I can move myself, my camera around. I’m going
to drag these little corners in to take away some of the padding on the side of
this cropped video so that it’s easier to move. And now I’ll also resize this
video, the slides. I don’t really want them to overlap. I can use the arrow keys
on the keyboard to make major adjustments or press CTRL + the arrow
key to make small adjustments. I can also use ALT or SHIFT rather and make them
smaller or bigger. So CTRL to move it just a little bit further and then I’ll
select the camera again and CTRL drag it the other way. That looks pretty good. One thing I’m missing here is audio so let’s go select the audio source. There
we go! We’ve saved our three layouts and now during the live show we have a
number of different ways to switch between them but we can go here with
camera, slides, or picture in picture, or use Epiphan Live or the front of Pearl-2.
Let’s just switch back to the camera. So there we go you learned how to make
the three layouts in one custom channel. I hope you can see it was really easy
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