Switcher Setups

The switcher stores configuration and operation data in a number of registers that contain the individual entries for items such as memories or personality settings. These registers can be stored as a single archive file, as a setup that contains all the individual register of that type, or as all individual registers. These files can be stored into Setups on the hard drive of the switcher, or as files onto a USB drive. Setups allow you to store a complete set of switcher files on the hard drive. Different Setups can be created for different shows or applications, allowing you to quickly locate and recall the switcher configurations.

The switcher stores information in the following registers:

  • Bus Mapall the bus maps on the switcher.
  • Cameraall the stored shots for cameras that do not store shots on the camera itself.
  • CC/Macro Attachmentsall the mappings of custom controls that are attached to buttons.
  • CC Variablesall custom control variables.
  • Clipall VTR and video server timecode and clip information on the switcher.
  • Custom Controlall the custom controls that are stored on the switcher. Bank setting are stored in the Installation setup.
  • Installationall the external device setup and software configurations settings for the switcher. As a rule, anything that is set up from the Installation menus is stored in this register.
  • Memoryall the memories that are stored on the switcher.
  • MultiViewer Assignmentsall the mapping of what layout is assigned to each MultiViewer.
  • MultiViewer Layoutsall the layouts and assigned sources for the MultiViewer that have been stored on the switcher. The assignment of a MultiViewer to output BNCs is stored in the Installation register.
  • Personalityall the user interface settings. These registers contain items such as mnemonic settings, preview overlay positions and settings, and transition rates. As a rule, anything that is set up from the Personality menus is stored in these registers.
  • Shot Box Pagesall the Shot Box pages that have been stored on the switcher.
  • Sequencesall the sequences that have been stored on the switcher.

The memory, custom control and sequences can all be stored as individual files. This allows you to store a particular memory, custom control, or sequence to a Setup on the hard drive, or to the USB drive, and recall it to another register position on the same or a different switcher. For example, Custom Control Bank 3 Button 9 can be stored on the USB drive and then recalled into Bank 1 Button 3. This allows you to organize these registers, or transfer only the registers you need to another switcher.

Note: Only the master panel can store or recall files or sets to either the hard drive or a USB drive.