General menu

The General menu is available in simple and advanced mode. However, only Project Info, Recording Status and Camera Control tabs will be visible in the simple mode.

Project info

This tab is used to set your metadata and publication settings. You do not need to enter metadata before you start a recording. You can add or change metadata fields during a recording.

Recording settings

Live Broadcast

Check this box if you are connected to a Presentations 2Go Videoserver and want to broadcast your presentation live.

Publish when finished

You can automatically publish your recording to a Presentations 2Go Videoserver if you check this option. Publishing will proceed in the background while the application is running.

Monitor Audio

If you have a headphone connected, check this box if you want to listen to the recorded audio stream.

Duration

This value determines the length of a recording. The recording will automatically stop when this time period has elapsed. This feature will be disabled when set to 0.

Start Delay

You can delay the start of a recording in order to close some windows or warn the presenter.

 

Metadata
The metadata will be used at various places. First of all, the first slide of a recording shows part of the metadata. The metadata is also shown in the Presentations 2Go Videoserver Catalogue, Search, RSS feeds and OAI service.

 

The amount and order of the metadata fields shown in the Presentations 2Go Encoder depends on the metadata settings in the Presentations 2Go Videoserver. By default the Presentations 2Go Videoserver has a long list of visible and invisible metadata fields. Custom fields can easily be added and are automatically placed in the Presentations 2Go encoder.

Recording details

The recording details tab shows the actual status during a recording. There are no settings to configure. However, with a right-click in the log window, you can copy the log contents to your clipboard.

Camera Control

Camera control allows you to control Sony, Canon and several IP PTZ cameras that are connected to the encoder PC via a RS-232 serial interface.

You can control the Pan-Tilt-Zoom movement of the camera, turn the camera on or off and define 6 presets in the camera.

Before you can use the camera, you need to “Connect” which can only be done after Protocol and Port have been selected. Some serial port settings are not configurable. For example the speed is fixed to 9600bd.

 

Protocol

The protocol defines the command sets. Supported command sets are Visca (Sony, Canon) and IP (Bicom, Axis, Onvif).

Camera

You can control up to 3 cameras in case you have multiple cameras connected to the same serial port (Visca). Be aware you need to define each camera as a separate video source with unique capture card.

Port

The Com port defines the Serial port on the encoder PC.

IP

The plain address of the IP camera, without protocol or other postfixes.

Username/
Password

The username/password for your IP source, these can be different from the preview username/password.

Connect/
Disconnect

You need to release the camera connection in case you want to control the camera using other software tools at the same time (Visca only).

Preset

Setting the preset positions can be done by pressing the preset number for at least 3 seconds. When the preset is stored, the button will notify through a green notification border on the button. Presets are stored in the camera and will also be available on the optional remote control unit.

Speed

Pan and Tilt speed can be configured individually or locked which means they move at the same speed.

Zoom

Use + or - to zoom in or out of your subject.

Camera Movement

Controlling the camera is done through left-click and holding the buttons. On touch screens Left-Click (and hold) is performed through a double tap and holding on the second tap. You can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the camera too. If the numeric keypad is not available you can combine keys like up+left, or down+right.

Reset

Reset will have the same effect as turning your camera off and on. Presets will not reset.

On

Turn the camera on.

Off

Turn the camera off.

 

Both Canon and Sony cameras can be controlled via a serial cable (8 pin Mini Din - D-Sub 9pin) that is pinned for Sony (see schema below). Canon camera’s need to be set to VC-C4 mode in the camera setup menu.

 

 

Overlay Image

You can add an image, such as a logo, to be burned into the final video recording, on the overlay tab.

 

Use Overlay Image

Check this box if you want to brand your video with a logo.

Change

Click Change to browse and select your logo.

Location and Size

Use the green arrows to position the image on the video. You will see the result of your actions directly in the preview window. Use the + slider to enlarge or shrink the selected image.

Opacity

You can make your selected image semi-transparent using the opacity slider.

Use Transparency

Check this box if you want to make one color in the image transparent.

Use Transparent Color

You can select a color in your image with the picker. This color will be made transparent.

Update

After you have changed settings, you need to commit with the Update button.

 

Settings

The settings tab is used to configure general application settings such as output folder, video compression profile and application language.

 

 

Windows Media Encoding Profile

The format of the resulting windows media video file is determined by a profile. The resolution, key frames audio and video codec are set in this profile. You can replace or change this profile using the Browse or Open buttons.

Recordings Folder

The output folder of the recordings can be changed using the Browse button. Within the chosen output folder, a folder structure based on Year, Month, Day and Count will be created automatically.

Language

It is possible to change the language of the application buttons. You will however be asked to restart the application.

Metadata Language

The metadata language can differ from the application language. The available metadata languages can be configured in the Presentations 2Go videoserver.

Autohide During Recording

If you are capturing the internal screen, you can automatically hide the Presentations 2Go Encoder interface when starting a recording. To stop a recording, you can use the shortcut key combination Ctrl+Alt+F10.

Post Processing Audio Correction

If you notice your recording is not lip-sync  during playback, you can repair your recording during publishing. Do not forget to reset this value.

Interlace Mode

You can de-interlace the video output using this setting. Only use this property when needed. In most of these cases use Full Size for the best results.

Recalibrate Slide Resolution

This property will check the input resolution of the active slide source and adjust the output resolution when needed. Typically used when switching resolutions or pc’s while recording. Use 0 to disable this feature.

Set to Default

Click this button to restore to default installation settings.

Update

To commit your changes, you need to click the Update button.

 

 

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