Playlist Live Input

Within a playlist, you can not only use videos, graphics or audio tracks for playback, but you can also receive and output a live video signal. So you can automatically switch to another video source directly from the playlist without the need for an additional video mixer.

In the two upper drop-down boxes Video Device and Video Line, please select the live input you want to display.
In the Video Format field, please select which video format is available at the Live Input. Alternatively, you can also use the Detect from Signal button. If the information about the input resolution is transmitted from the card to the system, the correct value is automatically entered.
With Audio Device you can specify a device for receiving the audio signal different from the video input card, if you want to.
In the Background section you can set what PLAYDECK should show you if there is no correct video signal or the signal fails. You can choose between a text insertion (“No Video Signal”, <Message>), a file that you can assign using the file explorer on the right (<File>), or a still image of the last received video signal (<Last Frame>).
After you have confirmed the Receive from Device checkbox, you can check the incoming live signal in a preview window using the Preview button.
You can assign two different live signals for channel 1 and channel 2 or use the same connector for both playlists.

You can also use NDI streams in your playlist as a live input. By pressing Select from signal PLAYDECK will scan the connected network for NDI streams. All NDI streams found are displayed in a drop-down list from which the desired NDI stream can be selected. Activate NDI Input by checking the corresponding box and check the signal from the Preview window, if you like.
You should only change the NDI Bandwidth to Lowest if you really want to get only a preview quality display.
PLAYDECK does not currently support NDI|HX.

You should only change the NDI Bandwidth to Lowest if you really want to get only a preview quality display (reduced frame rate, reduced resolution). Lowest Bandwidth does not mean that an NDI|HX signal is output instead of the NDI signal.
PLAYDECK does not currently support NDI|HX.

PLAYDECK can establish a return path for the transmission of tally flags via the incoming NDI signal. In the drop-down field, you can set the exact behaviour to perfectly align the forwarding of the tally signals to your needs.

PLAYDECK also offers the option of making an output signal generated from PLAYDECK available internally as live input for the respective other playlist.
Select the desired output from the drop-down list.