Video Server Extra Options

Option Value
Clip List Associate a video server with either Clip List A or Clip List B, or use the Floating list. Clip lists A and B are cached for fast access when the associated video server is selected. Each clip list can only be associated with one physical device.
Cmd Queuing Select whether the switcher requires a confirmation message from the video server for each command (Strict), or not (Relaxed). For Strict, the switcher will re-send a command (as set by the Send Tries value) until it receives a confirmation message from the video server.
Cue & Pause Select whether the switcher sends a pause command immediately after a cue command (Yes), or not (No). This allows you to have the video server cue a clip and advance it so that you can preview the first frame of the clip.
Eject Clip Select whether the video server ejects the current clip before it cues the next clip (Yes), or not (No).
ExtendedChar Select whether the switcher allows non-printing characters (extended character set) for clip IDs (Yes), or replaces the characters with spaces (No).
LoopMinLength Select the minimum length of a clip, in seconds, that can be looped. The minimum length is three (3) seconds.
LoopRecueTime Select the amount of time, in frames, before the end of a clip that the switcher sends a loop command.
MediaIDLength Select whether the video server uses clip IDs of up to 8 characters (Short IDs), or up to 32 characters (Long IDs).
Panel Select the control panel, in a MultiPanel system, that the device is connected to.
Playback Mode Select the playback mode that your video server is using.
  • PB — your device does not go to Electronic-to-Electronic (EE) mode.
  • PB/EE — if your device does go to EE mode. If you select this option, you enable the serial device to automatically go into PB/EE mode. If a stop command is issued, the device enters EE mode. If a pause command is issued, the device stays in Playback mode.
Play w/Alpha Select whether the switcher plays both the video and alpha channels from a video server (Yes), or only the video channel (No). Both the video and alpha input BNCs must have the video server assigned to them, and must be set up as an auto key to associate the video with the alpha. When set to yes, the switcher does not check the status of the video server channels before sending the play command.
Port Cmds Select whether the video server supports (Yes), or does not support (No) the Open Port, Select Port, and Close Port commands.
Record Time Select the maximum number of minutes that the Video Server will record for when it received the Record custom control command.
Send Tries Select the number of times that the switcher will try to send the same command to the video server if the switcher has not received a confirmation response.
StatusInterval Select the amount of time that the switcher waits between status check requests of the video server.
Status Tries Select the number of times that the switcher will send a status check request to a video server without getting a ready response.
TargetMachine Select the video server that you are assigning to the selected communications port.
TimeOut Select the length of time, in fields, that the switcher will wait for a reply from the Video Server before trying to send a command again.