Configure camera input switching
Set up routing
On SETUP > Configure > Routing: Camera systems and Media inputs & outputs are routed. For SDI signals (AJA and BMD) this means recreating the physical routing setup of your production.
Set up Genlock
Genlock is used to synchronize the camera and tracking data to provide guaranteed video output timing. There should be one common source for the Genlock signal for all connected machines.
The Genlock item is present on every connected machine and cannot be removed.
Set the Genlock source
Genlock comes from an analog external reference signal. Both Blackburst and Tri-level syncs are supported.
Genlock is derived from a specified external SDI input’s video clock
an internal Genlock is generated
Freerun does not guarantee synchronisation with other machines. A warning is shown, if more than 1 machine with configured Routing (input and output routed) is connected.
Set up Timecode
Add a camera system
In the top-right corner of a machine, hover over "Camera system" and choose a camera system to route
A combined media and tracking input gets added and is automatically expanded
Unless camera input switching is enabled, only one camera system can be used per machine.
Alternatively, add Tracking only
In some cases, such as XR workflows, a video feed is not needed.
In the top-right corner of a machine, hover over "Tracking only" and choose a camera system to route
A Tracking item will be added and is automatically expanded
Update camera settings
Change Input and Input format if needed
Change the default in SETUP > Show settings to avoid repeating this step for each input
Set the Input source and adjust their settings
See Supported input and output types for options
Optionally: Adjust the color profile
The frame rate of inputs and outputs must be the same!
Changing it individually can lead to unexpected results.
Update camera tracking settings
Choose the Transmission method
Send data from a single tracking source to a single tracking service.
Recommended if you have a single tracking source per tracking service OR if your tracking system can send reliably to multiple IP addresses.
Send data from a single source to a group of interested tracking services in a single transmission.
Recommended if your tracking system does not allow sending to multiple IP addresses.
Most current IP stacks support the IP multicast routing protocol. Check the manual of your network hardware for details.
For Ncam SDK (TCP) tracking protocol:
Enter the Ncam’s server IP address. The port number cannot be changed.
Check tracking data status
Check the status field. It will either read:
xx Hz(incoming tracking data frequency)
The setup was successful
No incoming tracking data detected. Check this item’s configuration.
Alternatively you can also
Inspect tracking data via the Tracking plotter
Show logs of the tracking service
in the Editor: check the Network status
Route additional media inputs
Add additional media inputs, if you need untracked video sources in your level (for example, the input for a virtual monitor).
Hover over Media and click "Input”
Name your input
Follow the steps in “Update media input settings” above
Route media output
Hover over Media and click "Output"
Name your output
Change the Output format if needed
Change the default in SETUP > Show settings
Set the output destination and adjust their settings
See Supported input and output types for options
Optionally: Adjust the output type
Optionally: Adjust the output format and color profile
Route more than one output per machine
Unless for external compositing, this features is only available when using an XR multi-wall license
Route 2 or more media outputs to the machine
In case one of the channels is a key, choose "Key" in Output type
Add 2 output channels by clicking the + icon on Pixotope World Settings > General > Video Outputs
Under "Video Output" choose the channels you want to output
Choose to which "Output" this channel should be mapped
Filter on machines or types
Use the filter and search bar on the top to focus on
Inputs or Outputs
Type of routed items
Items routed on a machine can be managed from the overflow menu on the right side of the machine.
Copy/Paste/Remove all items
Select "Copy items" on the source machine
Select "Paste items" on the target machine
Routed items can be renamed or removed from the overflow menu on the right side of the item.
Camera systems are managed through the Tracking item.
Routing is crucial to have properly setup. Any issues found within a machine’s routed stack will show a warning icon. Hovering over it will display the issue found including a suggestion on how to resolve it.
Contains all issues found in the routed stack.
When there are no issues detected, the machine header shows a checkmark.
Row item - collapsed
Contains all issues found in this routed item.
Row item - expanded
Shows the found issue next to the field.