The Main Window
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
View > Macros
Opens the Macros editor.
View > 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 > Advanced > 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 > MIDI Event Log
Used for debugging purposes. Opens the MIDI event log, showing detected midi devices and notes/control codes received. To prevent unnecessary delays, the window is only updated when visible.
View > Advanced > VidBlasterX Log
Used for debugging purposes. Opens VidBlasterX's internal log.
View > Advanced > X-keys Event Log
Used for debugging purposes. Opens the X-keys event log, showing detected X-keys devices and data received. To prevent unnecessary delays, the window is only updated when visible.
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.
Settings > 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.
Settings > 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.
Settings > Audio Standard
Select the audio standard (EBU or SMPTE) used to convert analog audio levels to digital.
Settings > 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.