The switcher can only operate in a single video format at a time. In order to mix and manipulate video signals of different video formats, the SmartConversion option is required. Once set up, SmartConversion automatically assigns up/down converters to the various inputs to ensure that all the video signals are in the same format. SmartConversion can also be applied to outputs to convert the output of an ME or Aux Bus to a different video format.

SmartConversion operates automatically when you select a source on an ME or Aux Bus. SmartConversion determines if there is a video format mismatch between the selected source and the ME or Aux Bus output formats. If there is a video format mismatch, the appropriate conversion loop is used to convert the input source to the correct output format to match the ME or Aux Bus.

For information on setting up SmartConversion, refer to SmartConversion.