One of the most powerful features of VidBlasterX is its modularity. By choosing the building stones you need, you can build the application that best suits your needs. These building stones are called modules, and can represent cameras, players, monitors etc. To add a module click Modules > Add in the main menu and select the module you want to add. Grab the title bar of the module to drag it to the required position. Grab the right or bottom border of the display to drag it to the required size. The collection of all modules, their positions and all their settings is called a profile.


The following commands are available in the main menu.


File > Load Profile

Loads previously saved profile from disk.


File > Save Profile

Saves current profile to disk.


File > Clear Profile

Removes all modules.


File > Recent Profiles

Profiles from previous versions are available here. Note importing old profiles may not always be possible and some modules or settings may be lost.


File > Lock Profile

When the profile is locked the main video resolution and frame rate cannot be changed and all modules are locked in place.


File > Exit

Exits program.


View > Macros

Opens the Macros editor.


View > Playout Controller

Opens the Playout controller.


View > Appearance > Full Desktop

Toggle between windowed and full desktop (all monitors) mode.


View > Appearance > Full Screen

Toggle between windowed and full screen (current monitor only) mode.


View > API Command Stack

Used for debugging purposes. Opens the API window, showing the API command stack. All internal and external commands sent through the API can be monitored here. To prevent unnecessary delays, the window is only updated when visible.


View > Advanced > API Command Stack

Used for debugging purposes. Opens the API window.


View > Advanced > Log

Used for debugging purposes. Opens the Log window.


Modules > Add

Add selected module.


Modules > Remove

Remove selected module.


Modules > Grid Size

Change the size of the grid. When moving modules they will snap to this grid when released.


Video > Resolution

Selects the main video resolution, i.e. the video resolution used internally by all modules (except those that have a setting that overwrites this locally). Note you should not change this setting while broadcasting, recording or streaming, or when the program's output is connected to another application or server.


Video > Frame Rate

Select the main video frame rate, i.e. the frame rate used internally by all modules (except those that have a setting that overwrites this locally). Note you should not change this setting while broadcasting, recording or streaming, or when the program's output is connected to another application or server.


Video > Option > SyncLok Enabled

SyncLok is disabled by default as it may have an adverse effect when used with video sources that have varying timing, or when using a PC that is not able to keep up with the processing of all video streams. Check this flag to enable it.


Help > Help

Opens the VidBlasterX help site in the default web browser.


Help > About

Displays the About window.


Help > Registration

Displays the Registration window.


Help > Check for Updates

Displays program's version number, and the version numbers of the latest release and beta versions.