Recording Format

In the Studio Edition, PLAYDECK allows you to record an incoming video signal and create clips from this signal while the recording is still in progress (edit-while-ingest). Alternatively, the recorded video signal can be played back with any time delay to prevent unwanted material from being broadcast. In the form of time-shifting, this can ensure that a show can be aired in the desired broadcast area at prime time.

Closed Captions

“Closed captions” refers to the insertion of text information into a video image to provide viewers with a transcripton of dialogues or sound effects, for example. The subtitles are synchronised with the video image. In contrast to “open captions”, closed captions can be switched on or off as desired.
PLAYDECK supports the two standards CEA-608 and CEA-708 and the output via Decklink playout cards as well as AJA, Deltacast and NDI.

Settings for Closed Captions

PLAYDECK offers three different ways to handle closed captions:
These can either be embedded in the output only (variant 1), displayed on the previews in addition to being embedded (variant 2) or permanently displayed on all outputs (variant 3).
You can set the desired behaviour in this drop-down field.

In this area, you can set the closed caption standard used and set the desired display formatting.

Production Window / Director View

In addition to the output of the two playlist channels, PLAYDECK provides a very convenient view for the director or other crew members: A preview of a single or both playlist channels including the various countdown timers is available for output via a playout card, via an output of the local graphics card or for playback via NDI.
In connection with a remote connection to a connected Blackmagic ATEM video mixer, a vMix system or NDI, the tally state (Preview/Program) is also displayed in the preview window.

Director View: Two-Channel view with clock, clip and block timers and tally lights activated
Director View: One-Channel view with clock, clip and block timers and tally light activated
Director View: One-Channel full-screen view with clip and block timers and tally light activated

Settings for Production Window / Producer View

Use the radio buttons to set whether you want to use the two-channel view or the one-channel view with time, or whether you prefer the full-screen variant.
Use the radio buttons in the bottom line to set the audio output of the Director View.

The settings for Device Output, Desktop Output and NDI Output correspond to those for Channel 1 and Channel 2.