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User’s Guide

August 10, 2011

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................................................................................i Limitation of Liability..................................... ii Customer support.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................18 Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................29 © 2011 Ustream August 10...................11 Layer Windows...................................................3 AutoLive Usage....22 The Main Window .....................................13 Chapter 2 Getting Started Tutorial 1: Broadcasting ......................................................2 Producer Features by Edition ...............23 Transitions and Go Button .....................................................................................23 Layers ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ii Chapter 1 Introduction Producer Editions and Options ..................................................................................................13 Broadcasting Panel ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................25 Auto Live...............................................................................................................................................................................i Trademark Notice...............................................................................i Disclaimer of Warranties ..................2 Tutorials ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Main Shot List ..............................................................................................................................................9 Master Audio ..5 Top Panel................................................................................................................................................................10 Output Statistics.................................................................................................... 2011 ..........................................................................................10 Layer Panel ....................................3 Main Window Layout......................................................................................................5 Preview ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iii Contents Preface Copyright Notice.

...........................................................................30 Tutorial 3: Editing Shots .............................53 Interview Title.......................................52 Changing Justification ............................. 2011 © 2011 Ustream ..............................................................................................................................................................37 Effects/Motion ........................................................................................................70 Modifying Default Presets.........................................................................................................52 Changing Text.............67 Encoder Presets..................................................................................................................................49 Configuring Titles....................................................44 Movies.61 Chapter 6 Broadcasting Configuring for Broadcasting..............52 Changing Font ...........................................................................................39 Chapter 3 Adding Media Images/Opacity ......................................................................................................................................................45 Chapter 4 Using Titles Adding Titles ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 Broadcasting To Ustream..........................................................................................................................52 Placing Titles ...........................33 Source Layers ..................................................................................................................................................................35 Titles .............................................49 Modifying Titles .........53 Chapter 5 Using Logos Global Logos .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................53 Seminar Title.........................................56 Turning Layers On and Off ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................70 August 10.......................................................................................................................51 Title Area ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................68 Chapter 7 Setting Encoder Presets The Encoder Presets Window........................................48 Adding New Source ...........................................................................................................52 Changing Font Color ..................67 Recording to Your Computer ............................................................................................60 Shot Logos .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv Contents Preview.........................................................

........................................................................................................89 Performance...........................................................................................................................................90 Desktop Presenter Quality....................................................................................................76 Chapter 9 Using Asset Manager Producer Documents .........................89 Shot Editor Checkerboard ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................78 Chapter 10 User Interface File Menu .....................................................................................85 C h a p t e r 11 P r e f e r e n c e s Accessing Preferences .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................93 Automatically Check Updates....................................................................88 Resetting Preferences ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................84 Window Menu .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................82 Sources Menu ...................................................83 Broadcast Menu ...............................................................................................81 Switch Menu.........................................................................88 General ..................................................................................................................................84 Help Menu............................................................................................92 Manual Activation ................................................90 Desktop Presenter Frame Rate ...........................................80 Edit Menu ..................................................................................................................78 Reassigning Media....................................................................................................................................92 Deactivate Serial Numbers.............................................................................................................................93 © 2011 Ustream August 10..83 Layout Menu ................................................................................................................................................92 HDV Serial....90 Register.....................................................................................................92 Demonstration Mode ................................................................................................................................................................................................89 Open Last Document on Startup ............................92 Software Update ...............................................................................................................................................................................74 Parameters.......................................75 Applications.......91 Licensing ................................................................................82 Media Menu .........................................................................91 Serial Numbers ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................Ustream Producer User’s Guide v Chapter 8 Using Desktop Presenter Configuration with Bonjour .........................................................74 Launching Desktop Presenter................................................................................................................................................................... 2011 .........................................................................................................................................

...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................104 Layers ..............................................................................................................................................................102 AutoLive................................................................................96 Ustream Producer Top Panel ...........................................................................................................................101 Changing Transitions...................................................................................103 Shot Template......vi Contents Check Now .......................94 Chapter 12 Main Window Introduction ............................................94 Use High Quality Video.......................................................................................................... 113 Adding Shot Audio Sources.................. 110 Hardware Audio and Shot Audio ...............................................................................................103 Desktop Presenter................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 110 Hardware Audio ......................................................................................................................................................................................................106 Broadcasting Panel ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................105 What is a Layer?................................................................................93 Advanced ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................101 Go Button ....................................................................................................................................................................................................103 Live Sources......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................113 Managing Audio Sources ..............................106 Chapter 13 Using Audio Inspector Introduction ....................97 Preview / Live Area .........................................................................................................................104 Growing/Shrinking the Shot Thumbnails ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 112 Shot Audio......................................... 113 August 10.............................................................................102 Tool Bar ..99 Transition Controls ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................94 Use GPU Compression ................................................................................................................................................................................101 Transition Time . 2011 © 2011 Ustream ...................104 Moving a Shot to Another Layer ...................................................................................................................105 Moving a Shot to Another Layer ..........................................................................94 Upload Debug Log File.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................103 File Sources...........................................................104 Changing Shots ...............................................103 Shot Audio ..........................................103 Shot Selection Area .......103 Shot Graphics...............................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................133 Reposition Buttons ........ 116 Scoreboards............................................... 117 The Look Tab..............................................................................................................................136 High Quality Video .......................................................................................................................................................................... Editor................................................................................................................ 117 The Data Tab ....................................................................................................................122 Activating Changes..................................................................................................................................................................................129 Shot Editor Media Panel ............................................140 When Finished Control .....................................................131 Title Banner Sources .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................125 Templates ................................... 119 Capture Cards............................................................................................................................132 Matte................. 2011 ....................123 Shot Editor Layout..........................................................139 Scrubbing .............................................................................................................131 Shot Editor Effects ...............................................................134 Shot Editor Cropping...........................................................................................................................................................................122 The Inspector....................137 Shot Editor Motion.........................................................................................................................140 In and Out Points ......................................................... 118 IP Cameras .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................140 Transport Controls .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................120 Chapter 15 Shot Editor Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................137 Shot Editor Playback................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................141 Begin Playing Control .........................134 Shot Editor Chroma Key ...................................................125 Virtual Sets ................130 Live Feed Sources......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................130 Media File Sources..............................................................................................141 © 2011 Ustream August 10.................................................................................129 Shot Editor Preview............139 Live Playback .........................................................123 Inspector vs.............................135 Getting a Good Key ....................................124 Sources .................Ustream Producer User’s Guide vii Chapter 14 Controlling Live Sources Introduction ....127 Controlling Source Visibility .........................................................................................................................................132 Opacity ..........................................133 Aspect Ratio ..............................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................144 High Quality Audio .................150 High Definition (HDV)......................................... 2011 © 2011 Ustream ....................................161 Index ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................152 Appendix C Installation Installation ......................145 Broadcast Settings .........................................................146 Motion..................................................................................................................................................171 August 10.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................150 Saturation ........................................................................................................................151 DV Cameras.............151 S-Video & 2nd Display ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................142 Appendix A Preparing Good Presentations Introduction .................................................................................146 Bandwidth .................................................................................................151 One Camera Per Bus ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................155 Darwin Streaming Server................150 Bandwidth Use ...........151 Sleep Mode ..................................................151 HDV Cameras in DV Mode.............................................................154 Uninstalling.........................................................................147 Encoder Settings .........................................................................................................................................................................................155 FFmpeg Project .....................................................viii Contents Remember Position Control ....................................................................150 Universal Serial Bus (USB) .......................154 Appendix D Acknowledgements Overview.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................145 Triangular Lighting ....................................................154 Activation.........147 A p p e n d i x B Ty p i c a l H a r d w a r e FireWire......................................141 Audio Controls .................................................................144 Good Lighting............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

...........9 Figure 12.........18 Figure 20.................................................................. Activate Shot................6 Figure 5................................................................................20 Figure 24.........................................20 Figure 25................................................................. Main Window with Shot List Turned Off.......................................................................................................... Adding a Shot ................................Facebook.........................8 Figure 11.......24 © 2011 Ustream August 10......................................................9 Figure 13.........Recording........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Live Broadcast Area and Shot List.............................. Main Producer Window......................................................................................................................... Main Window with Layer Panel Open ...............ix Figures Chapter 1 Introduction Figure 1.............................11 Figure 16..........10 Figure 14........................................12 Figure 17............................................................. Ustream Producer Top Panel ................................ Ustream Social Stream ...20 Figure 23....................................... Channel and Event Selection................................................................................................... Start Broadcasting ...22 Figure 26...........5 Figure 4.........................................................Not Recording ...................................................... Master Layer 1 Window ...............................................................................19 Figure 21... Preview Window ...................................... Transition Control Panel ........... Tutorial Main Window .13 Figure 18............................................................... Two Ways to Open the Layer Panel ........................................... Master Audio Panel...................................................................................... Producer Pro and Studio Icons .......................................................................................Default .................................... Ustream Producer Bandwidth ......................................... Ustream Producer Live .............................................................................7 Figure 10.................................. Ustream Producer .......................................................11 Figure 15............... Ustream Producer Live .............6 Figure 6..............2 Figure 2.............23 Figure 27.........7 Figure 9........................................................................................................ Broadcasting Panel and Broadcast Settings............7 Figure 8.................................................6 Figure 7............19 Figure 22..... Producer Sign In Window ..........................5 Figure 3........................................................................................................................................................ Ustream Producer .................................... Ustream Producer Bandwidth .......................................................... 2011 ..Twitter. Output Statistics Display ........................................................................ Ustream Producer Off Air ............................................13 Chapter 2 Getting Started Figure 19........

32 Figure 40.................... Motion Window .......................38 Figure 51....29 Figure 38...................... Shot Selected for Editing .......................................... Motion Control Selections .........................................39 Figure 53....................................................................................................................................................................................49 Figure 59............ Preview with New Media Source ..............52 Figure 62.....51 Figure 61................................................................................................................................................... New Source Display........................................................................................ Layer Panel Display ......................................................................................... Edit Text Window ..................................................................................................................25 Figure 31.......................................................................................................................................................................................... An Unchecked Layer.................................................................... Transition Speed Icon ....48 Figure 57....................... Font Selection Icon .. Shot Editor Window ..................................................................36 Figure 47................................ Slow Transition Icon....... Shot Display in Shot Editor Window ........48 Figure 58.....................................................................................................................................24 Figure 29............................. The Go Button......................................... Template Window ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................35 Figure 43................................................................38 Figure 52...............................................................................................31 Figure 39...................x Figures Figure 28............... Justification Icon ........................................................................................... Tutorial Main Window .............................49 Figure 60.........................................52 Figure 64.................................. Line 1 of Title Modification Area....................................................... Shot Sources ................. 2011 © 2011 Ustream ..........................52 August 10...........................................34 Figure 42.......................................... Added Text.................................... Template Window Icon .....................28 Figure 36.........................................................................40 Figure 55..............................................33 Figure 41........... Shot Using Template ............................ Main Window with Preview Display ................................................................ Change Color Icon ............................39 Figure 54..............................28 Figure 37......37 Figure 50.........................27 Figure 34.................................................................................................................................................... Master Layer 2 Shots................................................................ Master 3 Level with All Layers Visible........................................................................ Two Ways to Open the Layer Panel ..................................................................................24 Figure 30..........................................................35 Figure 44...................................................................................................................... New Layer Added ...26 Figure 33..........35 Figure 45....................................................................................................25 Figure 32.......... Effects Window Display ....37 Figure 48........................................ Title Template Icon ................36 Figure 46........................................................................................................ Logo Shot Added ................................ Bowstring Transition Control..................................................................................................................... Attributes Toolbar......................................... Repositioning Controls.............................27 Figure 35..........................................52 Figure 63..... Blue Banner 3 Selection .........................................................................37 Figure 49..................................................40 Chapter 4 Using Titles Figure 56........ Unchecked Master Layers 1 & 2.................. Title Modification Screen.........................................................................

.............. Performance Preferences ...56 Figure 67.....................................................62 Figure 78....................56 Figure 66....................................................................... Master Layer 2 Display .............. 2011 ..............................................................................91 © 2011 Ustream August 10................Ustream Producer User’s Guide xi Chapter 5 Using Logos Figure 65..................61 Figure 76..........61 Figure 75................................. Logo Display .............................. Positioning Controls .............................................................. Shot Display in the Foreground Layer ......................... Broadcasting Panel..................................................................................................................62 Figure 77................................................................................................ Shot Editor Window ............................................... Desktop Presenter Parameters Window........................................................................57 Figure 69.............. Reassign Media Window .......67 Figure 81.................................................................. Preferences Performance Window ...............................................59 Figure 72..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................58 Figure 71.................. Broadcast Settings Window ......................58 Figure 70............ Top Source Display...................... Turning Layer Off .........................................................................................................78 C h a p t e r 11 P r e f e r e n c e s Figure 87........................90 Figure 90............................................................................................................................................. Positioning Controls ........................................................ Top Source Display......................................................................................................................................................66 Figure 80................70 Chapter 8 Using Desktop Presenter Figure 83........... General Preferences.............................................57 Figure 68..........................................................................................75 Chapter 9 Using Asset Manager Figure 86........................................60 Figure 74...................................................................................88 Figure 88............................................................... Encoder Preset Window ..........................................................74 Figure 84..................................89 Figure 89................................................................................. Changed Layer Display..................................................................................................................................................75 Figure 85..... New Shot Added .......63 Chapter 6 Broadcasting Figure 79..... Repositioning Controls............................................................... Embedded Logo Display................... Preferences Window............68 Chapter 7 Setting Encoder Presets Figure 82........................................... Register Preferences .......................................... Encoder Presets Window............... Desktop Presenter Display .................................................59 Figure 73.................. Opening a Shot to Edit..............

............................. Ustream Producer Social Stream ................ Slow Duration (Turtle) Icon .......................................................99 Figure 100...............................94 Chapter 12 Main Window Figure 93.....................105 Figure 110...........98 Figure 97............................................................................................. IP Cameras .100 Figure 102.....................................................................103 Figure 108.................Not Recording ..................................................................................................101 Figure 107.................................................................................................................................... Audio Inspector ......Default .................................... Source Settings Editor ....................................................................................................... Ustream Producer Top Panel ...................................................93 Figure 92..............110 Figure 113............... Shot Selection Area .......................... Duration Icon...............................................................................Recording...................................................................... Software Update Preferences..........97 Figure 95...........................................101 Figure 105....111 Figure 114............................................118 Figure 118.................................................................................117 Figure 117....... Audio Delay Control ..97 Figure 96....101 Figure 106.... Changing Layers........................................................................................................99 Figure 101.................................................. Advanced Preferences................................................................................................... Scoreboard Look Tab .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................106 Chapter 13 Using Audio Inspector Figure 112............................ Bowstring Transition Control...................... Scoreboard Data Tab...................................... Ustream Social Stream ......................................................119 August 10.............................................................101 Figure 104........ Main Window ............................116 Figure 116.............................................................................................................104 Figure 109.................................................................. Ustream Producer Bandwidth ............................................................. Layer Panel Display .................................................112 Chapter 14 Controlling Live Sources Figure 115.................................................................................................................................118 Figure 119.... Ustream Producer Live .. Swoop Assigned to First Transition Button ................................................98 Figure 98.................................. 2011 © 2011 Ustream ..............96 Figure 94........... Toolbar Tools ..............xii Figures Figure 91................ Audio Inspector ............................................... Scoreboard Window.. Ustream Producer Live .............................................................................................................. Transition Controls.................................................... Ustream Producer Off Air ......106 Figure 111................ Broadcasting Panel and Broadcast Settings............................................................................................................... Preview and Live Displays ................................101 Figure 103................99 Figure 99.........................

................... Motion Panel ......................................................142 Appendix C Installation Figure 134............... Shot Editor Window ............................................ Scrubbing Control .......... Matte Control ........................134 Figure 137..................... Edit Preview Window ........................................................141 Figure 148.....................................130 Figure 131......... Shot Using Template ........................................................................................140 Figure 142....... Aspect Ratio Control ....... Virtual Sets.................................... Effects Panel........................133 Figure 134............................................................................................133 Figure 133............................................ Audio Control .......................................................128 Figure 128......................................................................................................................................................................................140 Figure 143................................... Remember Position Checkbox .............................126 Figure 125...........................................................................................................126 Figure 126.........................................................................................134 Figure 136.................................128 Figure 129....................... Cropping Control..................................... Opacity Control ................................................................. Preview with New Media Source ............................................................................................................ Add Presets Button .................................... Media Panel ..................................................................................................................................................................................133 Figure 135............................................................................................................................................................. Live Playback Control ... Begin Playing Control ...................................... 2011 ..124 Figure 123.......................................... Reposition Buttons.....................139 Figure 141.........132 Figure 132......................135 Figure 138.......... Registering Producer .............141 Figure 146....................................122 Figure 121.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................137 Figure 140................................................ Three Ways to Edit a Shot ...................................................................................................Ustream Producer User’s Guide xiii Chapter 15 Shot Editor Figure 120....................................................................................................................................137 Figure 139........................................................... Playing/Transport Control .154 © 2011 Ustream August 10............. Playback Panel ............... Inspector Window .......... In Point and Out Point Controls ...... When Finished Control ...........................140 Figure 144.................................... Selecting a Shot Source ..................... Template Window ............................................................................................123 Figure 122..........................................141 Figure 145..........127 Figure 127.................... Chroma Key Controls.....141 Figure 147...........................................................................................................................................................................................................125 Figure 124.......................................................................................................... Chroma Keying ...............................................129 Figure 130...

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1 CHAPTER 1 Introduction This guide is intended to help you understand how each feature of Ustream Producer operates. 2011 . and to provide you with information to help you make the best presentations possible. Topics  Producer Editions and Options  Tutorials  AutoLive Usage  Main Window Layout  Layer Windows © 2 011 Ustream August 10.

Producer offers three feature levels:  Producer  Producer Pro  Producer Studio All three editions of Producer are presented in this guide and the term Producer is used to describe all existing features. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .  Input from existing computer video. and document files. and bowstring transitions among sources. August 10. However. audio. or line input. audio. the features become available without the watermark. Firewire.  Cut. and documents to create your own Ustream live or recorded broadcasts.264 or VP6 encoding.2 Producer Editions and Options PRODUCER EDITIONS AND OPTIONS Ustream Producer is a broadcast presentation application that lets you combine live or recorded video. Figure 1.  Just assemble your presentation and broadcast it.  Support for Blackmagic capture cards and H. If you upgrade.  Demo mode lets you try out Pro and Studio features when you click the Demo mode button but adds a watermark to the output. Outputs are always what Ustream requires.  Choose a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio. dissolve. information that pertains specifically to Producer Pro or Producer Studio is indicated by the Pro and Studio icons. Producer Pro and Studio Icons PRO STUDIO Producer Features by Edition Ustream Producer offers a user interface that is easy-to-learn and easyto-use and includes many helpful broadcasting features:  Input from a standard definition camera and microphone built into your computer or connected via USB. No complicated encoding setups.

2011 . AUTOLIVE USAGE Some users of Producer may want to single-click a shot to make it become live. Ustream Producer Studio includes these features:  An Audio Inspector for improved audio management  IP camera and HD camera support (selected camera models)  Scoreboards for live sports events  Chroma keying for real-time green/blue screen effects  Filtering  External monitor output TUTORIALS We suggest that you first work through the tutorials in Getting Started. and the easiest way to become familiar with Ustream Producer. They are quick. it is suggested that you read Appendix A: Good Presentations.Chapter 1 3 Ustream Producer User’s Guide PRO  Ustream Producer Pro builds on the capabilities of theProducer free version to add these features that enhance the sophistication of your broadcasts and give you greater control:  Source Inspector  Shot Inspector and Shot Editor  Unlimited live video and audio sources  Multiple layers within a shot  Fully configurable transitions  Screencast to broadcast other computer desktops  Titles (also called Lower Thirds) STUDIO Ustream Producer Studio offers yet another level of power and flexibility to your broadcast beyond what Ustream Producer Pro includes. This topic shows you how to make changes in your setup to make a huge difference in the quality of your presentations. After the running the tutorial. informative. Producer has a built-in tutorial environment that corresponds with the tutorials provided in the Getting Started chapter. The tutorials take about thirty minutes and provide a brief overview of how to set up a basic presentation and create your own broadcast. Other users may want to make several changes to the © 2011 Ustream August 10.

except for forcing a transition to run again. click on a shot in the main window to make it become live. Shift+Ctrl+Click loads a shot into the preview but does not make it live.e. The AutoLive feature was designed to make a single-click interface possible for those users who wish to simply click from shot to shot. Sometimes you may want to temporarily turn on and off (toggle) the AutoLive state. Shift+Ctrl+Click causes any clicked shot to be taken live immediately. a mouse-click) then off.4 AutoLive Usage broadcast before making them live. If you hold down the Shift and Control keys at the same time. The Edit window (or other windows) is not affected by the status of AutoLive. AutoLive is designed to allow both styles within Producer. AutoLive temporarily turns on. As a result. the Go button becomes useless. This enables you to very quickly switch AutoLive on for one action (i. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . When AutoLive is on. click a shot in the main window to load it into the Preview. The Go button is required to make a shot live. When AutoLive is off. August 10.

text you enter appears at the top of the Social Stream on your Ustream channel page. Ustream Producer Top Panel Status Update Section In the top bar of the main Ustream Producer window. 2011 . Figure 3.Chapter 1 5 Ustream Producer User’s Guide MAIN WINDOW LAYOUT Top Panel The Ustream Producer top panel includes a field for announcing your broadcast. and displays for monitoring available bandwidth and on air status. controls for accessing social media. Ustream Social Stream © 2011 Ustream August 10. a text input box displays “What are you broadcasting?” In this Ustream status update section. Figure 2.

Figure 4. Once you begin broadcasting. Look at that number and choose a broadcasting preset that is well below that number for best results.Facebook Figure 5. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . 1 or no bars. If it drops to 3.) Determining your available bandwidth is easy. You get two results: an upload and download speed. The upload speed is usually slower. If it remains at 4 bars. Ustream Producer . Figure 6.Twitter Bandwidth Meter Producer 2 adds a Bandwidth Meter which measures how well your current broadcast setting is working with your available bandwidth. After updating your status. you should choose a preset that has a bitrate of two times your available bandwidth. As a good rule of thumb. this same message is sent to your Facebook wall or Twitter feed with a link to watch the broadcast on your Ustream channel page. and that is the one you are interested in. (See the Setting Encoder Presets chapter.net/speedtest and click San Francisco.6 Main Window Layout If you check the Facebook and Twitter boxes. Ustream Producer . you see a confirmation of the text you sent and an indication of when you sent it directly below the input box. 2. there is no data getting backed up in the transmission queue. Open a browser window and go to http://www. the bandwidth meter lights up. a message is displayed that reads “Low bandwidth!” and it is recommended that you stop broadcasting and switch to a lower bandwidth preset. Ustream Producer Bandwidth August 10.speakeasy.

Ustream Producer Off Air . Ustream Producer Live . 2011 . In this window you are able to see what your viewers are saying and interact with them in real time.Not Recording © 2011 Ustream August 10. Ustream Producer Bandwidth On/Off Air Indicator Producer 2 adds a clear indicator just below the top panel so you know when you are on-air or off-air.Default  Live (Not Recording) Figure 9. There are three possible states:  Off-Air (Default) Figure 8. Figure 7.Chapter 1 7 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Social Stream and Chat Clicking the Social Stream or Chat button in the top panel of Ustream Producer launches a browser window.

8 Main Window Layout  Live + Recording Figure 10. August 10. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Ustream Producer Live .Recording Start/Stop Broadcasting Using the Start / Stop Broadcasting / Recording buttons on the bottom triggers the indicator to change state.

but it is also silent. If you do not wish to broadcast audio.Chapter 1 9 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Preview PRO STUDIO Preview displays what the broadcast looks like if you click the Go button. Figure 12. Even when you have muted the output. Master Audio is displayed by selecting Master Audio from the Layout menu. and mute the line-out feed. Figure 11. 2011 . the encoder still generates audio. Master Audio Panel Master Volume control Master Mute button Line-Out Mute button The Master Mute button controls the mute of the master audio (what your viewers hear). you should modify the Encoder Presets to not process audio through the encoder. Preview is displayed by selecting Preview from the Layout menu. mute audio output. © 2011 Ustream August 10. Preview Window Select menu Layout > Preview Preview window Master Audio The Master Audio panel enables you to control the output volume level. This is only useful when AutoLive is off.

If the CPU usage is near 95%. Some Encoders may purposefully go over this limit. you should use a lower quality video output to lower the bandwidth.  Time This shows how long you have been broadcasting. audio is not sent to your headphones or speakers. If this value is high. it is not always respected by the Encoder. you can hide the shot list display by selecting Main Shot List from the Layout Menu. This value is controlled by the video part of your currently selected Encoder Presets. you should use a different encoder. not an exact limit. Here are the statistics that are displayed:  FPS Frames Per Second This value is controlled by the video part of your currently selected Encoder Presets. When the lineout is mute. the main window shows the shot list at the bottom of the window. This August 10. most encoders use this value as a target.10 Main Window Layout The Line-Out Mute button controls what you hear locally. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Main Window with Shot List Turned Off Select Layout > Main Shot List Output Statistics Statistics about your broadcast are available. If this value is consistently dropping well below your target FPS. The encoder affects the CPU usage more than any other parameter in Producer. This value does not reset when you start/stop the broadcast. Figure 13. The Encoder uses this value as a target. To display the Output Statistics panel.  Data Rate This shows the current bandwidth used by your broadcast. not an exact limit. It is cumulative.  CPU Usage (percentage) This shows the current strain on your CPU. or modifying your encoder settings. However. But. This is useful if you want to open up multiple Shot List Layer windows. like Frames Per Second. select Output Statistics from the Layout menu. However. but your viewers still hear it. Main Shot List Normally. but only while you are broadcasting. consider using a lower quality video output to lower the bandwidth.

You can also open the Layer Panel by hovering over the narrow grey panel on the left side of the Shot Area until a double arrow is displayed.Chapter 1 11 Ustream Producer User’s Guide enables you to be able to save pieces of a broadcast to disk and still know the total amount. Output Statistics Display Layer Panel PRO STUDIO To open the Layer Panel. the timer continues for as long as the second broadcast continues In the example below. then start another broadcast and run it for a few minutes. if you start a broadcast and it's running for a few minutes. then click and drag to the right until the Layer Panel is displayed: Figure 15. 2011 . if you then turn off the first broadcast. Two Ways to Open the Layer Panel Select Layout > Layer Panel Click and drag to the right © 2011 Ustream August 10. the presentation has been broadcasting for 5 minutes and 3 seconds: Figure 14. select Layer Panel from the Layout menu at the top of the main window. For example.

Main Window with Layer Panel Open Layer Panel August 10. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .12 Main Window Layout Here is what the main window looks like with the Layer Panel open: Figure 16.

Broadcasting Panel The Broadcasting Panel includes broadcasting settings. Broadcasting Panel and Broadcast Settings Choose channel or choose event Open Broadcast Settings Broadcast or Record Aspect and Bandwidth © 2011 Ustream August 10. More information about layers can be found in Layers. You can change which layer is displayed on each panel by selecting Layout > Go To Layer. Master Layer 1 Window This panel works exactly as the Shot List panel in the main window. and both broadcasting and recording functions and start buttons. channel selection.Chapter 1 13 Ustream Producer User’s Guide LAYER WINDOWS PRO STUDIO The Shot List can be opened in a separate window. Here is what Master Layer 1 window looks like when it is opened as a separate layer: Figure 17. Select Window > New Layer Window to display the windows you can open. but enables you to open multiple layer panels. then selecting a different layer. 2011 . Figure 18.

Use a 4:3 aspect ratio for standard definition or 16:9 for wider screens. If you have only one channel.ustream. the selected channel displays here and use the dropdown to choose a different channel if desired. Note: Click OK to save changes to the Broadcast Settings. If you have more than one channel. You may also want to save a copy on your desktop. Click on the drop down and choose the appropriate event. You can control the Aspect Ratio of the broadcast and the quality (bandwidth). Higher bandwidth settings require more upload bandwidth and a stronger connection for your viewers. Start Broadcasting and Start Recording Buttons August 10. that channel is automatically selected and you don’t need to do anything. Lower settings are recommended if you experience choppiness or disconnects.tv/dashboard. If you don’t have a channel. please create one at http://www. In order to broadcast to Ustream. Once you press this button. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . the button changes state to a “Stop Recording” button and the indicator at the top of the window turns green and say “Live+Recording”.tv/dashboard. The event selector is used to choose which event you want your broadcast to go to. To do this. If the connection is successful. select Broadcast Settings from the bottom menu or the top Broadcast menu (or press the Ctrl+Y keys). Bandwidth settings allow you to adjust your broadcast according to your bandwidth and that of your viewers. Recording Destination PRO STUDIO The Record To check boxes in the lower right corner of the Ustream Producer display let you choose your recording destination. Channel and Event Selectors In the bottom left hand corner of the main Producer window are the channel and event selectors. The Start Recording button allows you to record your broadcast both on your Ustream channel and on your computer. Producer connects to Ustream. By default. You can also use this dropdown to log out of your existing Ustream account and access a different Ustream account. check the box that says “My Computer” and this saves a file on your desktop as well. the button changes state to a “Stop Broadcasting” button and the indicator at the top of the window turns green and say “Live”. Once you press this button. The Start Broadcasting button is how you send your live video to your Ustream channel. you can record to Ustream’s servers and this recording is available via your Ustream dashboard at Ustream. you must have both an account and also a channel created within that account.14 Layer Windows Broadcast Settings To display the Broadcast Settings Window.

The recording timer may also be useful in case you approach the three hour limit for recordings on Ustream.Chapter 1 15 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Broadcasting and Recording Timers Two timers above the Broadcast and Record buttons let you know how long you have been broadcasting and recording. These provide additional confirmation that you are live and recording and let you know how long it has been since you started. © 2011 Ustream August 10. stop recording and start a new one. you can save the first record. If you do hit three hours. 2011 .

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which leads to a working knowledge of Producer and its components and architecture . the better it will serve your broadcasting objectives. for Tutorials 2 and 3 you will need Producer Pro or Studio. and then click Purchase. This tour presents a series of three tutorials. The more you know about Producer.ustream. In demo mode. As you gain hands-on experience creating video and audio presentations . it is recommend that you take the tours in succession.you will gain proficiency in using Producer.17 CHAPTER 2 Getting Started The best way to get started using Producer is to work through all it’s main features. Working through all the tutorials will take about thirty minutes. Note: For Ustream Producer Pro or Studio purchasing information. 2011 . Tutorials  Tutorial 1: Broadcasting  Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers  Tutorial 3: Editing Shots Note: You can run Tutorial 1 (Broadcasting) without a license. © 2011 Ustream August 10. Because each tutorial builds on the skills and knowledge you learn in the previous tutorials.tv/producer. or you will need to run Producer Free in demo mode. a watermark on the video and an occasional voice-over on the audio are present until a valid license is activated. click the Add (+) button. As you work through these tutorials. select Preferences from the File menu. each designed to help you understand how to create and broadcast presentations using Producer. Or visit http://www. However. you will also become familiar with important Producer concepts and how you can use them to deliver high quality broadcasts.

you are prompted to sign in to your Ustream account. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . If you don't already have an account. Connect your video and audio sources.18 Tutorial 1: Broadcasting TUTORIAL 1: BROADCASTING The simplest configuration for Ustream Producer is to have a single video and audio source and just start broadcasting to Ustream. The following steps describe how to start using Ustream Producer immediately to broadcast to your Ustream channel.ustream. Figure 19. click Sign Up to create an account at: http://www. Producer Sign In Window Enter Username and Password Click Sign Up to create an account August 10. When the application first launches.tv/login-signup. 2. 1.

Main Producer Window 4. Once logged in. Adding a Shot Click to add shot © 2011 Ustream August 10. Click the "Add Shot" button (camera icon) to add your connected camera as a source. Figure 20.Chapter 2 19 Ustream Producer User’s Guide 3. 2011 . you are taken to the main Producer screen. Figure 21.

2011 © 2011 Ustream . The selected channel from your Ustream account appears in the bottom left of the Ustream Producer window. Figure 23. Figure 22. Channel and Event Selection Choose Channel Choose Event 7. Start Broadcasting Click Start Broadcasting August 10.20 Tutorial 1: Broadcasting 5. Choose the channel and the event (if applicable) you would like to broadcast to. Figure 24. Select the thumbnail image of the shot list and click Go to activate the shot. Click "Start Broadcasting" to Start Broadcasting. Activate Shot Select shot Click Go 6. Once you are Broadcasting. click "Start Recording" to start a recording to be saved in your Ustream account.

© 2011 Ustream August 10. a window pops up. 2011 . But doing a simple broadcast is just scratching the surface of this powerful program.Chapter 2 21 Ustream Producer User’s Guide That’s really all you have to do to create a simple broadcast. You can continue with the remaining tutorials and read the rest of this User's guide to learn how to do advanced presentations with Ustream Producer. prompting you to save your recording in your Ustream account. Save Recording Dialog Once you click stop recording.

22 Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers TUTORIAL 2: SHOTS AND LAYERS The goal of this tutorial is to provide you with a quick but successful experience creating and broadcasting a presentation using Producer. To do this. select Create Document for Tutorial from the Help menu in Producer. This tutorial requires that you open the tutorial document in Producer. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . August 10. Producer logo appears from time to time and audio output has a periodic voice-over. Tutorial Main Window Select Help > Create Document for Tutorial Note: If you are running the tutorial with Producer in demonstration mode. A new window opens as shown below: Figure 25.

Chapter 2 23 Ustream Producer User’s Guide The Main Window Producer has two main display areas: Live Broadcast and Shot List. But it can also be something more complex. The Shot List. Click the Ripples shot in the Shot List area and the image fades into the Broadcast Area display. This is called taking a shot live. A shot can be edited and its settings can be changed (See Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers). Click the shot labeled Blank Shot and the Ripples image fades to a blank screen. The Blank Shot enables you to display nothing. a shot contains one piece of media such as a photo or a video clip. A shot contains media. Transitions and Go Button © 2011 Ustream August 10. in the lower half of the window. Live Broadcast Area and Shot List Live Broadcast area Shot List Ripples shot What Is a Shot? Producer uses the concept of a shot to construct presentations. Shots are important because they enable you to configure a lot of information before you broadcast your presentation. which is sometimes useful. like a live camera with a title and background music. Switching Between Shots Individual shots are displayed in the Shot List. 2011 . This enables you to concentrate on creating a good production during your broadcast. The transition buttons control the change from one shot to another. displays the shots available for broadcast: Figure 26. In its simplest form. along with the settings for that media. The Live Broadcast is the large area in the upper portion of the window displaying what Producer broadcasts to your viewers.

transitions are immediate. Ctrl+2. When the list appears. Figure 27. Bowstring Transition Control Now click the Ripples shot. Transition controls are located just below the Broadcast Area where three kinds of transitions are shown: Cut. select Swoop from the menu. Transition Control Panel When Cut is selected. select a new transition to be assigned to this button. click the small arrow on the right side of the transition button. and Bowstring. Click the River shot to place it in the Broadcast Area. Now click back and forth between River and Ripples using Swoop.24 Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers Transitions In the previous examples. Swoop should now be selected for the first button. For example. change the first button (Cut) to be Swoop by clicking on the Cut button and dragging downward until the menu appears. Transition Speed You can also control how fast a transition occurs. You can also click the transition button and drag the mouse downward until a menu of selections is displayed. and Ctrl+3. Selecting Bowstring causes the transition to have a wave effect (like a bow string when it is released). The Transition panel should like this: Figure 28. Next. These three transition buttons can also be selected by using the following key combinations: Ctrl+1. Next. The Ripples shot appears using the Bowstring (wave) effect. When Smooth is selected. but only three can be assigned to the Transition Panel at a time. There are three kinds of transitions to choose from in Producer. click the Bowstring button. and all three are visible on the Transition Panel. transitions fade in (as demonstrated above). PRO STUDIO In Producer Pro and Studio many transitions are available. To see the Bowstring effect. This is because a smooth transition is the default. by clicking the Clock (Transition Speed) icon: Figure 29. a fade occurred when you clicked on a shot. To select a different transition type. Transition Speed Icon August 10. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Smooth.

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In Slow mode, when you perform a transition it occurs slower than normal. When faster transitions are selected, the icon changes to display a rabbit.

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The Go Button (or Ctrl+G) enables you to make a transition occur at any time. Figure 31. The Go Button

Clicking the Go button does nothing when Producer is in its default mode of AutoLive. Later in this tutorial you will discover how to use the Go button to transition between different shots when the AutoLive mode is off.

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If you have the free version of Ustream Producer, layers are not available, and you can skip this topic. There is only one layer and all components of a shot are always included in that layer. Users with the Pro or Studio version of Producer should go through this topic to learn how to use layers.
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Note: Before you start this section, please select Smooth as your transition. Producer Pro and Studio enable you to use several layers. Layers are different kinds of displays (shots, logos, titles, etc.) placed on top of each other so that all are seen at the same time. It is an excellent way to add and remove objects in your broadcast.

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To open the Layer Panel, select Layer Panel from the Layout menu at the top of the main window. You can also open the Layer Panel by hovering over the narrow grey panel on the left side of the Shot list until a double arrow is displayed, then clicking and dragging to the right until the Layer Panel is displayed: Figure 32. Two Ways to Open the Layer Panel

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Now select Master Layer 2 by clicking it. Each shot is assigned to a particular layer, so when you switch layers you only see the shots that are on that layer. For example, Ripples, River, and Blank shots are on Master Layer 3 (as seen previously in this tutorial), but Master Layer 2 has only a logo and a blank shot. Figure 34. Master Layer 2 Shots

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Notice that the Logo fades into the topright corner of the Live Broadcast area: Figure 35. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .28 Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers Click on the shot named Logo. An Unchecked Layer Uncheck to make layer invisible Re-check the Master Layer 2 check box and the Logo reappears. Logo Shot Added Layers can also be made invisible by unchecking the checkbox for that layer. August 10. Figure 36. Unchecking Master Layer 2 causes the Logo to be removed from the Broadcast area.

Producer displays a dialog box to inform you that AutoLive mode is off and transitions must be made using the Go button. Master 3 Level with All Layers Visible So far in this Tutorial. When LiveAuto is on the LED icon turns green. This mode is very useful for those users who wish to set up all of their shots at once and then singleclick them as they run their presentation. which shows Ripples and River shots. © 2011 Ustream August 10. You can also turn AutoLive on/off by clicking the LED icon to the left of the Go button. 2011 .Chapter 2 29 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Auto Live Note: Before you start this section. please make sure that all layers are visible (all layer check boxes are checked). Producer has been running in AutoLive mode. Turn AutoLive Off Turn AutoLive off by unchecking AutoLive in the Switch menu. But the disadvantage of this single-click method is that you can only see one shot change at a time. and that you are on the Master 3 Layer. your viewers also see it (with no preview of how it looks on your part). Once you click a shot. What this means is that any change you make on the main window is automatically made live in your Broadcast. Figure 37. Click OK in the dialog box to continue.

To solve this problem. Multiple Changes The benefit of having AutoLive off is that you can make several changes first and then have them occur all at the same time. Click the Go button (or Ctrl+G) and notice how both the Ripples shot and the Sample Title shot become Live at the same time. Note: When AutoLive is off. Producer enables you to see a Preview of what you broadcast. The Ripples shot is taken live in the Broadcast area. you must always click the Go button (or press the Ctrl+G keys) to display the selected shot in the Broadcast area. To do this. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . make sure Master Layer 3 is selected. as expected. Click the River shot and. Now click Master Layer 1 in the Layers Panel and click Sample Title. Preview PRO STUDIO Note: Before proceeding. and the Ripples shot is also selected. Now click the Ripples shot and click the Go Button. August 10. Nothing happens because AutoLive mode is off.30 Tutorial 2: Shots and Layers Try clicking the Ripples and River shots. Click the Go button and River shot becomes Live. verify that AutoLive is off and click the Ripples shot (you should still see River in the Live window). nothing happens. One issue you may have noticed while running this tutorial is that you cannot see the changes you are making before broadcasting them.

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Ustream Producer User’s Guide Select Preview from the Layout menu. The Left side of the main window is the Preview area. Notice that it has a small green square with the letter P inside it. The Right side is the Live Broadcast area as before. Your main window should now look like this: Figure 38. Main Window with Preview Display

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The first tutorial used only the main window, and explained various ways in which you can use an existing shot. But shots can also be created and edited. This tutorial demonstrates how to edit your shots to meet your presentation needs. Shots can be configured in different ways. Some shots have only titles and some just a logo, others have only a photo. Shots are created to be used in broadcast presentations. When you broadcast, you are choosing, in real time, the shot you wish to display. Shot editing enables you to make shots you need for your broadcast. Note: Before you start this tutorial, create a new tutorial document by selecting Create Document Tutorial from the Help menu. You should see a new main window as shown below: Figure 40. Tutorial Main Window

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2011 © 2011 Ustream . and set it's parameters. The configuration area changes appearance depending on the selected Source Layer. August 10. Configuration Area. and Source Layers. Source Layers This area enables you to add. Sources are ordered visually from top to bottom. For example. Shot Editor Window Shot Preview Configuration area Source Layers Shot Preview This area shows exactly what this shot looks like to your viewers when you take this shot live. This list also controls visibility of each of the elements in the shot. This opens the Shot Editor window. The Shot Editor window has three main areas: Shot Preview. remove. and reorder the sources in your shot.34 Tutorial 3: Editing Shots Shot Editor Overview Double click the Ripples Shot. the first source in the Source Layer List appears on top of all other sources in the preview. Configuration Area This is where you make changes to the content of the shot. Click the source icon in the configuration area and it becomes visible in the Preview. Figure 41.

This is how you change the source media for this layer in the shot. Template Window The template window icon is located in the controls bar in the middle of the window. Shot Sources Click on the Logo icon (source) in the Configuration Area. Template Window Icon Click on the template window icon to open the Template Window. Figure 42.Chapter 2 35 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Source Layers The bottom left part of the Shot Editor window lists the sources that make up your shot. Click the Ripples icon (source) and the Preview switches to Ripples. Select the Angled In template and click the Apply button: Figure 44. 2011 . Figure 43. Template Window Select Angled In Click Apply © 2011 Ustream August 10. Notice that the Logo is displayed in the Shot Preview area.

Two different sources can be assigned to A and B. For example. Preview with New Media Source Click on the B source Click on the River icon August 10. B or C in the Source Layers list. This makes choosing a new template much simpler because Producer automatically positions the correct sources on screen. To change the assignment. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . but for now only A is assigned (with the Ripples source): Figure 45. and now shows the Ripples image on the Left side. click the A (or B or C) icon and make a selection. then click the River icon in the Configuration area. This is because the template selected has an A and a B portion to it. to change the media for the source that is identified as B. Shot Using Template Sources in Producer can be assigned either A. Your Preview should now look like this: Figure 46. select the source identified as B.36 Tutorial 3: Editing Shots Notice the Preview has changed again in the Shot Editor window.

Chapter 2 37 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Titles PRO STUDIO You can also add a title to a shot. 2011 . New Layer Added Click the plus button New source layer added To add a title template. click the T button on the control panel: Figure 48. Blue Banner 3 Selection Select Blue Banner 3 Blue Banner 3 displayed © 2011 Ustream August 10. Title Template Icon Click T button Select the title template called Blue Banner 3 (items are not listed alphabetically) and your preview adds the title: Figure 49. First click the plus (+) button on the bottom of the Source list to add a new layer: Figure 47.

38 Tutorial 3: Editing Shots Next. Edit Text Window Click T Type text into lines 2 & 3 and it displays in the preview window: Figure 51. August 10. Added Text Two lines of text Note: Some templates do not display all of the lines. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . click the T icon in the Attributes bar to enable text editing: Figure 50.

or center by clicking on one of the repositioning buttons in the configuration area: Figure 53. To resize (independent of the aspect ratio). corner. To resize the title (while respecting aspect ratio). You can also move the title to an edge. click and drag it to a new location. 2011 . © 2011 Ustream August 10. hold the Alt key down while moving the mouse vertically.Chapter 2 39 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Effects/Motion STUDIO The Effects Window allows you to position sources and control how they transition into and out of a shot. it can be moved anywhere. To move the title. hold down the Ctrl key while moving the mouse vertically and horizontally. To rotate the title. Figure 52. Repositioning Controls Click a button to move an element You can also resize or rotate the title. Make sure Blue Banner 3 is selected. hold the Alt key and the shift key down while moving the mouse vertically and horizontally. Click the Effects tab in the Shot Editor. Positioning Objects The sources in a shot can be positioned anywhere on the on screen. Effects Window Display Select Blue Banner 3 Click the effects tab Though the title element is initially placed in the bottom middle of the Preview screen. The Respect Aspect Ratio checkbox in the configuration area must be unchecked.

Also check the Decelerate In checkbox: Figure 55. Changing Motion Options Click the menu under Build-In in the configuration area and select From Left. Motion defines how to add (Build-In) or remove (BuildOut) a shot element. Close the Shot Editor window by clicking the X in the upper-right corner of the window. August 10. follow these steps: 1.40 Tutorial 3: Editing Shots Motion for Objects All objects (including the title) can have motion assigned to them. To do this. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Motion Window Click the Motion tab Motion only occurs during a transition (when you click Go. Build-In (add) Build-In motion occurs when the shot is added to the Live Broadcast display. 2. There are two forms of Motion: 1. 2. In the main window. or click a shot in AutoLive mode). make sure Smooth transition is selected. Build-Out (remove) Build Out motion occurs when the shot is removed from the Live Broadcast display. Motion Control Selections Click and select From Left Check Decelerate In To see this behavior in action.. Click the Motion tab. to open the Build-In/Build-Out configuration panel: Figure 54. you must go back to the main window and trigger the Build-In action.

Notice that when the Title appears it comes in from the left. Click on the Blank Shot. then click the Ripples shot (recently edited). 2011 .Chapter 2 41 Ustream Producer User’s Guide 3. © 2011 Ustream August 10.

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or by clicking the plus (+) button in the Shot Editor. Drag & drop into a new shot The simplest way to add media to a shot is to drag & drop the media directly into Shot List in the main window. There are three ways to add media to Producer: 1. 2. Select directly You can add a media by selecting Import Media from the File menu. 3. Drag & drop into an existing shot To add media to an existing shot. 2011 . Topics  Images/Opacity  Movies © 2011 Ustream August 10.43 CHAPTER 3 Adding Media In addition to live video from your cameras. by pressing the Ctrl+Shift+I keys. Ustream Producer enables you to work with media created in other applications. This chapter introduces some common media types you can use with Producer. drag & drop the media directly into the Shot Editor's media list.

therefore. but does not enable you to define it as partially transparent.44 Images/Opacity IMAGES/OPACITY Producer supports a wide variety of still images types (TIFF. 2011 . Some GIF images use transparency for much of the image. When Producer displays these types of images. The author of the GIF often assumes a certain background color (white. JPEG. near the edges of the visible data. Producer can only present the data as it exists in the GIF. etc). PNG. The GIF format enables you to define part of the image as transparent (completely invisible). This is often called an Alpha Channel. © 2011 Ustream August 10. the edges of the visible data show the background that was saved in the GIF. which have transparency. This happens quite often when there is a shadow near the edges of the visible data. transparency cannot be used. This is not a defect in Producer and. However. The solution is to obtain the original image and re-save the image as either TIFF or PNG. Both of these formats offer full Opacity. GIF and Transparency GIF files are a special case because they only offer transparency and not a true Alpha Channel. GIF. Some of these formats offer some form of opacity (or transparency). for example) and that color becomes embedded in the actual image. Producer works seamlessly with these formats making them the preferred methods for using graphics and logos.

or explain the installation details. Real Media Files (.ustream. Please note that Producer does not currently support some file formats (.RM) are not supported by Producer. © 2011 Ustream August 10. Problems Showing Movie Types Although there is always the possibility that Producer is at fault. . WMV. The solution is to convert the media into a different type such as MPEG-4. . If QuickTime Player can play the media but Producer cannot.tv/support-ticket AVI Video Real Media Some AVI files may play the audio but not the video. Sometimes. Contact the provider of the codec for details on installation. contact Ustream at: http://www. etc).m2v). It is beyond the scope of this user guide to describe all of the possible codecs available on the market today.m1v. If these players cannot open the file. such as MPEG-4.mpg.Chapter 3 45 Ustream Producer User’s Guide MOVIES Producer supports a wide variety of movie formats (MOV. AVI. 2011 . please try to open the media with QuickTime player and/or Windows Media Player before contacting technical support. The solution is to convert the media into a different type such as MPEG-4. however. A very commonly desired codec is DivX®. Producer informs you if a codec is missing or if you need to install one. you need to install a codec to use these formats. .mpeg. The solution is to convert the media into a different type. most likely the codec is not properly installed (or there is no available codec for that media).

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2011 . Adding a professional looking title is as simple as selecting a template and adding your text.47 CHAPTER 4 Using Titles PRO STUDIO The Ustream Producer free version does not include titling. Topics  Adding Titles  Modifying Titles  Title Area  Placing Titles © 2011 Ustream August 10. Ustream Producer Pro and Studio offer a wide variety of title banner templates to use in your broadcast. However.

2011 © 2011 Ustream . double-click the shot to open it the Shot Editor: Figure 56. Shot Display in Shot Editor Window August 10. Shot Selected for Editing Double-click a shot to edit Producer displays the shot you selected in the shot editor window: Figure 57.48 Adding Titles ADDING TITLES PRO STUDIO To add a title to a shot.

T icon Configuring Titles The basic configuration for a media source is a title bar with text captions. the media icon is selected for you). you can configure your source so it displays as required: Figure 59. Attributes Toolbar Attributes toolbar Change Media icon Visual Effects icon Crop icon Text icon Config Media Settings Motion icon Chroma icon Media Panel. Scroll through the icons and select the banner graphic you want to use for a title. Figure 58. Producer adds a new source entry. Other attributes are optional. 2011 . New Source Display Newly added source Using the tools in the Attributes toolbar and the Media Panel. Click the T icon in the Media Panel to display titling templates.Chapter 4 49 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Adding New Source To add a new source. To configure a title. 2. labeled “[no media]”. Select the Change Media icon in the Attributes toolbar. Be sure to select a title banner that is graphically designed to © 2011 Ustream August 10. As you configure the media. click the plus (+) icon in the Sources Toolbar at the bottom-left corner of the Shot Editor window. (Each time you create a new source. follow these steps: 1. you can view your progress in the Preview area at the top of the Shot Editor window.

Producer provides many templates. and set other visual effects. but you can also create your own. If you plan to chroma key the title. See Shot Editor Chroma Key to learn how to enable and configure chroma key settings. Usually. and font color using the buttons to the right of each line. August 10. click the Chroma icon in the Attributes toolbar to enable and set up the chroma key. control its opacity and matting. no adjustments need to be made. 4. Click the Text icon in the Attributes toolbar and enter up to 4 lines of text to display in the title. Click on the Visual Effects icon in the Attributes toolbar to adjust the position of the banner. STUDIO 6. 5. As you adjust crop values. Click on the Motion icon in the Attributes toolbar to set up your builds. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Click on the Crop icon in the Attributes toolbar to crop the banner graphic as needed. see Edit Menu. 3.50 Adding Titles display the number of lines (1 to 4) you intend to use for this source. you can see the effect in the Preview window. font characteristics. 7. Note: For more detailed information on the above steps. You can adjust paragraph formatting.

2011 . Title Modification Screen © 2011 Ustream August 10. Click the title attributes tool (T) in the Attributes toolbar. The title modification screen is displayed: Figure 60. Double-click the shot to open the Shot Editor.Chapter 4 51 Ustream Producer User’s Guide MODIFYING TITLES To modify the titles. you have to edit the shot.

Figure 61. All other settings are ignored by Producer Changing Font Color Click the font color icon to change the color of the font. Justification is controlled by clicking on the justification icon and selecting left. Producer supports all text entry (even in-line entry engines for Japanese. Figure 62. Line 1 of Title Modification Area Font Color Font Justification Changing Text To change the text. the font panel configures itself to the settings of the new text entry area. Korean. enter the text into the text entry area for the line to be changed. Typeface. you can modify up to four lines of information. etc). Figure 63. and font color settings. Change Color Icon August 10. Each line of text has its own justification. Font Selection Icon The font selection window is a floating palette that changes the text as you make selections.52 Title Area TITLE AREA Depending on the title source selected. or right from the drop-down menu. So if you click in a different text entry area. Justification Icon Changing Justification Changing Font Click the font selection icon to open a font selection window. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Note: The only items that Producer recognizes in the Font Panel are: Font Family. Chinese. font. center. Choose the color you desire and click OK. A standard font color selection window is displayed. Click the icon again to close the font selection window. and Size. Figure 64.

Note: Since you can turn visibility of a title on and off inside the shot editor. Producer seamlessly supports both methods -.even both methods at the same time. 2011 . it keeps it independent of the all other shots you have created. However. you can bring the title in and out of your broadcast by selecting it in the Title Layer. click Go (or press Ctrl+G). the title appears. Interview Title © 2011 Ustream August 10. if you want your titles to be tied directly to specific shots or if you want them to be independent. In this case. the shot which contains the camera for the interviewee may have a title in it. (See Layers). Seminar Title You may wish to broadcast a seminar and have the title of the seminar appear and disappear while switching between several other shots or cameras. then open the shot editor. when you cut to the shot of the interviewee. enabling you to move this title to a Foreground layer. In this case. To do this. the title does not appear because it is a different Producer shot. you can still turn the title on and off on the shot. In this configuration.Chapter 4 53 Ustream Producer User’s Guide PLACING TITLES The previous sections of this chapter describe how to create and edit a title for an existing shot. create a shot which has only the title in it. based on your type of broadcast. If you are broadcasting an interview. But you must decide. By placing the title in this separate layer. When you cut to the person asking the questions. This is very useful if you want to place the same title over several different shots or if you want to modify the title independent of the shot you are choosing. you can also create a shot which has only title data. Check the Title checkbox. Then uncheck the Title checkbox and click Go again. make the shot live.

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2011 .55 CHAPTER 5 Using Logos When you perform a broadcast. Topics  Global Logos  Shot Logos © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2. The benefit of this configuration is that you can show the logo independently of all other shots. you can choose to always show the logo in a corner of your broadcast display. For example. Shot Logo (logo is part of another shot) In this configuration. you add a logo to an existing shot. you may wish to include a company logo in your presentation. Global Logo (logo is its own shot) In this configuration. you create a shot which has only a logo in it. (See Shot Logos). This is useful if you want to have a shot to use in the start of your broadcast. There are two ways you can do this in Producer: 1. (See Global Logos).

Edit the new shot by double-clicking the shot named New Shot. PRO STUDIO 1.) Figure 65. Producer treats logos the same as any other static media. To create a new empty shot and add your logo to it. See the earlier chapter on Adding Media to add a logo video or graphic to your shot list. Master Layer 2 Display 3. New Shot Added New Shot 4. but you cannot layer it over an existing shot. all of your work is done in a single layer. (See Layers. select Layout > Layer Panel. Double-click Master Layer 2. 2. Add a new shot by selecting Edit > Add Shot: Figure 66.56 Global Logos GLOBAL LOGOS Logos are only displayed through shots. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . select Fullscreen View and click Apply. You can add your logo as a separate video or picture shot. August 10. Note: Layers can be re-named at any time. When the Template window displays. follow these steps: Note: If you have the Ustream Producer free version. In the main window.

Then browse for your logo video or picture file. © 2011 Ustream August 10. Select your logo file in the Configuration area (shown here as logo. click the Plus (+) Add Media button at the bottom of the Configuration area.png). 6. click the Position button in the Attributes Toolbar (second icon from the left). Shot Editor Window Click to add a logo file 7. The logo is displayed in the Preview window: Figure 68. and select it: Figure 67. To re-position it. you do not want to display the logo in the middle of the shot.Chapter 5 57 Ustream Producer User’s Guide 5. Most likely. Click the “A” source that just appeared in the left column of the Shot Editor window. Logo Display 8. Position the Logo. To add your logo. 2011 .

2011 © 2011 Ustream . and click the logo shot in Master Layer 2: August 10. corner. The Respect Aspect Ratio checkbox in the configuration area must be unchecked. Positioning Controls 9. To add your Logo to the broadcast. — Resize (maintaining aspect ratio): Hold the Alt key down while moving the mouse vertically. resized.58 Global Logos Figure 69. close the Shot Edit window. or center by selecting the logo and clicking on one of the repositioning buttons in the configuration area: Figure 70. The logo can be moved. — Rotate: Hold down the Ctrl key while moving the mouse vertically and horizontally. — Resize (independent of the aspect ratio): Hold the Alt key and the Shift key down while moving the mouse vertically and horizontally. 10. and rotated using these controls: — Move: Click and drag object to a new location. Repositioning Controls Click a button to move an element 11. You can also move the logo to an edge.

Notice that changing shots does not affect the logo you have put on the Master Layer 2. 2011 .Chapter 5 59 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Figure 71. Change the shot level to Master Layer 3 in the Master Layers list. Shot Display in the Foreground Layer Select logo shot 12. Changed Layer Display © 2011 Ustream August 10. Figure 72.

2011 © 2011 Ustream . Figure 73. Master Layer 2 can be turned off and then back on by checking and unchecking its checkbox. Turning Layer Off Uncheck Layer August 10. For example. This is a very effective way to bring a logo into and out of a shot.60 Global Logos Turning Layers On and Off PRO STUDIO You can use Producer to fade your logo in and out by turning layers on and off.

Chapter 5 61 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SHOT LOGOS PRO STUDIO To create a Shot Logo. Double click a shot to open it in the shot editor. add your logo to an existing shot. Click the Add Source button to add a new source: Figure 75. To do this. Top Source Display New source added Click the Add Source button © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 . follow these steps: 1. Figure 74. Opening a Shot to Edit Double-click a shot 2.

August 10.  Resize Media Turn off Respect Aspect Ratio. To add your logo click the Media Files and/or plus (+) button to access the logo. Positioning Controls Click the Configure Visual Effects icon Repositioning controls You can also reposition the logo using the mouse:  To Move Media Click and drag using the mouse in the Preview area. Hold the Shift-Alt keys while moving the mouse in the Preview area. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Most likely.62 Shot Logos 3. Top Source Display Click the Media Files and/or plus (+) button to access the Logo Click the Logo 4. then click the logo icon: Figure 76. click the Position button to display the positioning controls: Figure 77. you do not want to display the logo in the middle of the display. To re-position it.  Resize Respect Aspect Hold the Alt key while moving the mouse in the Preview area.

Select between shots in the main window 5. Embedded Logo Display © 2011 Ustream August 10.Chapter 5 63 Ustream Producer User’s Guide  Rotate Media Hold the Ctrl key while moving the mouse in the Preview area. Close the edit window and click the River logo to take your changes live. Notice that the River shot now has the logo embedded in it: Figure 78. 2011 .

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Topics  Configuring for Broadcasting  Broadcasting To Ustream  Encoder Presets © 2011 Ustream August 10. You also need to log into Ustream where you have set up a channel to broadcast to. Once the settings are configured and you are logged in. or by pressing the Ctrl+B keys.65 CHAPTER 6 Broadcasting Before you broadcast with Ustream Producer. you may want to configure your broadcast settings. Producer prompts you. 2011 . If you broadcast without configuring and logging in. broadcasting is as simple as clicking the Start Broadcast button on the main window.

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Other than setting up your Ustream account, connecting devices and creating shots, Ustream Producer does not require configuration before you begin broadcasting. However, there are a couple of simple choices you can make in the Broadcast Settings window to set the screen aspect ratio and quality of your broadcast. To configure broadcast settings click the Broadcast Settings button in the bottom bar of the main window, or press the Ctrl+Y keys: Figure 79. Broadcast Settings Window

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To broadcast to Ustream, follow these steps: 1. Choose the channel or event using the choose a channel or choose an event button.
2. Click Broadcast Settings, and choose the desired settings. 3. Click the AutoLive or Go button, and select an opening shot. 4. Click the Start Broadcasting button. If you are logged in, your

broadcast starts. If not, the Ustream login window opens so you can login. Your broadcast begins. Click shots when you want to change them. If AutoLive is on, the shots change when you click them. If AutoLive is off, click Go after clicking on a shot to “take” the shot.

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After you begin broadcasting, you can also choose to record the broadcast to your computer. To do so, click the My Computer checkbox in the lower right corner of the screen, and click Start Recording. Figure 80. Broadcasting Panel

Choose a Ustream Channel or Event Select Broadcast Settings

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Normally, you do not need to change encoder settings to deliver a good quality broadcast to Ustream.tv, but you may want to experiment with the settings to see if you can make any improvements. The Encoder Preset menu is accessed from the Window menu (or press the Ctrl+Shift+E keys): Figure 81. Encoder Preset Window
Encoder Preset menu

The Encoder Preset Window defines how your presentation is encoded (or compressed). The available encoders are H.264 and VP6, and there are additional settings to help you control broadcast quality. Producer simplifies encoder setup by providing several simple presets to choose from. See The Encoder Presets Window section for details about changing settings and using or saving presets.

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2011 .69 CHAPTER 7 Setting Encoder Presets PRO STUDIO Producer supports the encoders (also known as codecs) needed for broadcasting to Ustream. Topics  The Encoder Presets Window © 2011 Ustream August 10.264 and VP6 compressed video formats. The presets provide a starting point and reduce complexity. the uncompressed data stream or file is too large to successfully broadcast across a network. Producer offers presets of the most common settings for encoders so that you don’t have to adjust the encoding if you don’t want to. An encoder compresses Producer audio and/or video outputs for broadcast. but adjustments are available if you want to experiment with settings as you test your broadcasts. Without an encoder. The two available encoders support the Flash H. This is why encoders are so important. Customizing presets is available only in Producer Pro and Studio.

3. The Encoder Preset menu at the top of the window provides a list of encoder presets. Select an encoder preset from the Encoder Preset menu. However. To modify the Encoder Presets Window settings. Check the Video Encoding checkbox. Open the Encoder Presets window from the Window menu. select Encoder Presets from the Window menu. select New from the Encoder Preset menu and enter a new name for the currently selected preset. Note: Use a newly created preset (See Modifying Default Presets). Modifying Default Presets It is best to leave all the existing factory presets in their default settings and create new ones as needed. When checked. You can create new presets from existing presets. follow these steps: 1. Select a preset to edit from this list. in doing so you delete any new presets that you have created. Encoder Presets Window 2. When unchecked. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Figure 82. a blank video screen is August 10. You can then change the new preset as you like without altering the original preset. the video for your broadcast is encoded. This enables you to refer back to the standard presets at any time.70 The Encoder Presets Window THE ENCODER PRESETS WINDOW To open the Encoder Presets window. To do this. Note: You can restore the Encoder Preset list to its factory default state at any time by selecting Restore Factory Presets from the Encoder Preset menu.

most encoders take a frame and make it a reference (also known as a key). The more keyframes you broadcast. and all of the data after that keyframe is relative to it. storage capacity. at different times during your broadcast the bit rate may be higher lower than the target rate. 7. Higher settings require more upload bandwidth and a stronger connection for your viewers. the more bandwidth required and less compression. This value is a target value for the encoder and the exact value is not guaranteed. Producer sends metadata along with the frames. especially if there is a lot of motion in the video. This data looks like an onFI call. When checked. Check Key Frame (optionally) and enter the number of frames. This is the preferred method of producing audio-only broadcasts. The Main profile is appropriate for general-purpose applications of broadcast media. 11. However. the audio for your broadcast is included. To compress video data. The connection speed of your audience is a significant factor in determining your target bit rate. such as high-bandwidth Internet broadcasting. This keyframe is sent as part of the broadcast. the timecode is never sent. Lower settings are recommended if you experience choppiness or disconnects. The encoder compresses the video to approximate this target. you can control how often the encoder makes a new keyframe by setting the number of frames. Enter the average bit rate in Kbits (1000 bits) per second. A movie is a sequence of images and each image is called a frame. However. Producer can generate timecodes embedded in the flash stream. Various timecodes and timestamps are also sent with the stream. 4. but results in better quality video. If a frames value of zero is entered. 6. The Baseline profile is commonly used in mobile applications. 2011 . Select the desired fames per second (FPS) of your broadcast. The main drawback of this is that over time it becomes harder for the encoder to distinguish the frame-difference information. 8. It is also used in other applications which operate with limited processing power. Check (optionally) the Audio Encoding (AAC) checkbox. Enter the width of your broadcast video. Higher numbers provide better quality. Select an encoder profile from the Profile menu.264 or VP6 encoder from the Encoder menu. © 2011 Ustream August 10. 12. Check (optionally) the Timecode Every checkbox and enter the number of frames between timecodes.Chapter 7 71 Ustream Producer User’s Guide provided. The benefit of this is that the compressor only needs to send what has changed since the last keyframe. 9. 10. Two profiles are provided: Baseline and Main. Enter the height of your broadcast video. Another drawback is if your viewer’s computer misses a keyframe. the video is distorted until the next keyframe is sent. Select the H. This is the target bit rate of your video. When unchecked. 5. and/or bandwidth.

Click Save to save your settings. 15. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . The encoder compresses the audio to approximate this target. 14. If you are broadcasting music or ambient sound from multiple sources. However. in Kbits (1000 bits) per second. Select the audio bit rate. This is the target bit rate of your audio. Higher values provide better quality sound. 13. Select the number of channels: Mono or Stereo.72 The Encoder Presets Window audio is absent. from the Sample Rate menu. but at greater bandwidth. 16. you may want to use stereo. This value specifies how many thousands of times per second to sample the audio in the broadcast. at different times during your broadcast the bit rate may be higher lower than the target rate. This is the preferred method of producing video-only broadcasts because the presence of silent audio uses bandwidth. The connection speed of your audience is a significant factor in determining your target bit rate. Higher numbers provide better quality. The total broadcast bit rate is a function of video bit rate plus audio bit rate. from the Target Bit Rate menu. in kHz (1000 Hz) per second. August 10. Select the audio sample rate. Mono is usually suitable for spoken voice broadcasts and uses less bandwidth than stereo.

This section describes how to use Desktop Presenter. The Pro and Studio versions allow you to broadcast multiple desktops. 2011 . Producer can broadcast the desktop of any computer running Desktop Presenter.73 CHAPTER 8 Using Desktop Presenter The Desktop Presenter is a utility application that is provided free with Ustream Producer. Topics  Configuration with Bonjour  Parameters  Launching Desktop Presenter  Applications © 2011 Ustream August 10. The free version of Producer allows broadcasting the desktop of a single computer.

a new icon appears in the Shot List representing the Desktop Presenter. Producer automatically detects Desktop Presenter when it is launched on another computer. then you need to manually enter the TCP/IP address of the computer running Desktop Presenter.com/macosx/features/bonjour/ Note: Desktop Presenter uses port 7272. Bonjour for Windows can be downloaded from http://www. When detected.74 Configuration with Bonjour CONFIGURATION WITH BONJOUR If you are using Bonjour. PARAMETERS To set the frame rate and image quality to receive from Desktop Presenter. If either computer (the Desktop Presenter PC or the Producer PC) does not have Bonjour installed. Preferences Performance Window Set Frame Rate August 10. To do this select New Desktop Presenter from the Media menu in at the top of the Producer main window. select Preferences from the Producer File menu. Figure 83.apple. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . then click Performance.

optionally. Figure 85. check the 3D Compatibility checkbox. Desktop Presenter shows the desktop of the selected Source in the Ustream broadcast window.Chapter 8 75 Ustream Producer User’s Guide LAUNCHING DESKTOP PRESENTER You can launch Desktop Presenter on the Ustream Producer computer by selecting the computer icon in the toolbar above the shot list and selecting Launch Desktop Presenter on this computer. Desktop Presenter Parameters Window 3D Compatibility checkbox Pause/Resume When configured and operating. or Window. In the Desktop Presenter parameters window. Figure 84. if you are transmitting windows that present Direct3D graphics. Display 2 (1280x1024). which interrupts the transmission to Producer. Desktop Presenter Display Desktop Presenter display and shot © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 . and then click Resume when you are ready to continue the presentation. During your presentation you can click Pause. select the Source of the desktop presentation: Main Display (1920x1080). You can.

software. This saves the laborious step of having to create screen shots of every minute detail. Producer can also broadcast this to its viewers. you can broadcast their PowerPoint presentation directly from that laptop. Training As part of a training broadcast. 2. Demonstration You can demonstrate your business process. as part of a presentation. 3. If the lecturer is demonstrating something using the laptop (like a 3D graphical animation). Other programs like Excel also work perfectly with Desktop Presenter allowing the speaker to spontaneously refer to data without having to create new slides. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . This can be done any time during a presentation by switching directly to the application program. you can switch to a live application to show exactly how to perform a particular action on a computer. Lecture Hall/Board Room If a lecturer installs Desktop Presenter on a laptop. 1. August 10. or hardware.76 Applications APPLICATIONS Listed below are several typical applications of Desktop Presenter.

2011 . Topics  Producer Documents  Reassigning Media © 2011 Ustream August 10.77 CHAPTER 9 Using Asset Manager The Asset Manager is used to change the sources of media in your document.

Reassign Media Window Click on a media Select or Browse to new media Click Apply and close window August 10. However. then click the corresponding icon in the Shot Selection. If you move both the document and media to a new position. In this case. Figure 86. 4.78 Producer Documents PRODUCER DOCUMENTS Ustream Producer stores a path to your media in a Producer document. Producer still finds the media. Note: When Desktop Presenter is selected as the source. This enables you to build a Producer presentation with place-holders and then reconfigure at a later date to accommodate a new presenter with a new Desktop Presenter as a source. REASSIGNING MEDIA To reassign media. Additionally. Producer does keep track of the relative path to your media. Click on the media you wish to assign to another source. 2. To open the Asset Manager. an additional menu to set the Device Aspect Ratio of the camera is displayed. if you select a camera input source from the Media List. or click Browse and locate the replacement media on disk. then close the Reassign Media window. If you relocate your media. 3. Select the new media from the Assign To menu. click Apply. follow these steps: 1. In this case. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . This is useful if the image aspect ratio of your camera is not automatically picked up by Producer. select Show Asset Manager from Producer Media menu. use the Asset Manager to reassign the new media locations. select the correct aspect ratio from the menu. you can enter the IP address to the Desktop Presenter. Click Apply to replace the existing media. Producer will no longer be able to find them.

Edit. Layout. Switch. Broadcast. Window.79 CHAPTER 10 User Interface This chapter documents the menus that are available in Producer: File. Media. and Help Topics  File Menu  Edit Menu  Switch Menu  Media Menu  Sources Menu  Broadcast Menu  Layout Menu  Window Menu  Help Menu © 2011 Ustream August 10. Sources. 2011 .

If the document has not been saved. dialog window so that the document can be saved using a new file name. Preferences Opens the Preferences window. Open Displays the Open dialog window for opening a Producer document. Save As Displays the Save As.. Canvas Size Sets the default screen size of the Ustream Producer user interface. Import Media Enables you to import media into Producer. Close Window Close the currently active Producer window. If the document has not already been saved. empty Ustream Producer document. Every time a document is opened or saved it is entered into the this list. If Producer is still broadcasting.80 File Menu FILE MENU New Creates a new. Open Recent Displays up to fifteen of the most recently accessed documents. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . you are asked to save the document before closing. dialog window is displayed... you will be asked to save the document before exiting. August 10. If the Preferences window is already open. Exit Producer will close all documents and then exit. If a document has not been saved. Aspect Ratio Sets the aspect ratio used when broadcasting a Producer document. Save Saves the document. all of its Shot Editor windows are closed as well. If the window is a document. you will be asked to stop the broadcast. If the broadcast is playing. A new shot is automatically created using the new media.. it will be made active. the Save As. asked to stop the broadcast.

) Rename Shot Enables you to rename a shot. Redo Reverses your last undo action. Producer offers an unlimited number of undo actions (within computer memory limitations). they are assigned to a specific layer. Add Shot Creates a new empty shot. You can also right-click a shot and select Delete Shot. Also. The Inspector window is a shot editor window which always edits the last touched shot. © 2011 Ustream August 10. if you close window then reopen it. (See Shot Editor). Move To Layer Moves a shot to the selected layer. or right-click and select Edit Shot. You can also right-click a shot and select Add Shot. 2011 . You can also right-click a shot and select Rename Shot. Also. if you close window then reopen it. See Layers. Editor. Duplicate Shot Duplicates the currently selected shot. Delete Shot Deletes the currently selected shot. You can also right-click a shot and select Duplicate Shot. Redo information is stored on a per-window basis. (See Inspector vs. Undo information is stored on a per-window basis. Undo is only available in some windows (such as the shot editor). your undo information is lost. Edit Shot Opens the Shot Editor.Chapter 10 81 Ustream Producer User’s Guide EDIT MENU Undo Reverses your last change in Ustream Producer. to open the Shot Editor. your redo information is lost. Producer offers an unlimited number of redo actions (within computer memory limitations). You can also doubleclick a shot. When shots are created. They exist on that layer until they are moved or deleted. Redo is only available in some windows (such as the shot editor). You can also right-click a shot and select Move To Layer.

If you wish to add a Desktop Presenter before it is available you can use this menu option to pre-configure your document. Transitions: Cut. respectively. Play to Next Point Play all media to the next marker (point) that is embedded in the media. Smooth. or 3 key. and then pause. and Bowstring transitions. If Bonjour is not installed on the computer running Desktop Presenter. Pause All Movies Pauses all movies that are currently playing. Show Asset Manager Opens the Asset Manager dialog window.) August 10. Jump to Previous Point Forces all media to jump back to the previews marker (point).) AutoLive Toggles (turns on and off) the AutoLive feature.82 Switch Menu SWITCH MENU Go Performs the same action as clicking the Go button. New Desktop Presenter Launches the Desktop Presenter program. (See Using Asset Manager. (See Transition Controls to modify which transitions appear in this menu. These three transitions can also be selected by pressing the Ctrl key and either the 1. you may need to manually enter the TCP/IP address of that computer. Smooth. It can also be toggled by changing checkbox AutoLive in the main window. In Producer Pro or Studio. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . these can be assigned any transitions that Producer supports. 2. You can also change the IP address to a Desktop Presenter in the Asset Manager dialog.) MEDIA MENU Start Playing All Movies Starts playing any movies that are not currently playing. Bowstring Ustream Producer has three transition buttons that are assigned by default to Cut. (See Transition Controls. The Switch menu lists the currently assigned transitions by name. AutoLive is a fundamental feature of Producer which enables you to control how you make shots become part of the live broadcast.

Configure the settings and click Apply to create the new source. and click Apply to create the new source. BROADCAST MENU Broadcast Settings Opens the Broadcast Settings Window. New Presenter Opens the Source Settings window and adds a new presenter selected as a source. select it from this menu to display the output of Producer to the projector. For example. 2011 . if you have a projector connected to your computer using S-Video. you can select the second monitor to display the Producer Output. Note: See Controlling Live Sources for more detailed information on setting sources. Enter the IP address and frame settings to test the camera. If you have a dual-head graphics card. then click Apply to create the new source. However. STUDIO External Display Output Select an external display for the output of Producer. © 2011 Ustream August 10.Chapter 10 83 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SOURCES MENU STUDIO New IP Camera Opens the Source Settings window with IP Camera selected as a source. if you have two graphics cards. select With Audio to include the presenter’s audio. PRO STUDIO Show Source Settings Opens the Source Settings window. Enter the IP address. STUDIO New Scoreboard Opens the Source Settings window with a new (untitled) Scoreboard selected as a source. Producer may not be able to display to any devices (monitors) on the second graphics card.

84 Layout Menu LAYOUT MENU PRO STUDIO Preview Shows (or hides) the Preview area in the main window. PRO STUDIO Layer Panel Shows (or hides) the layer panel. Output Statistics Shows (or hides) the output statistics. There is only one Inspector window for each document. or A keys to select a layer. The Inspector is very similar to the shot editor. Camera Preview Shows a preview of all cameras currently connected to your computer. PRO STUDIO New Layer Window Opens a new Master Layer Window for the layer selected. Main Shot List Shows (or hides) the main shot list. except it always edits the last shot touched. N. The currently selected layer is always highlighted in the Layout Panel. Foreground. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . B. Document windows All open document windows are listed at the bottom of this menu. F. and Audio WINDOW MENU Inspector Opens the Inspector window. Normal. You can also press Ctrl + Shift keys with the T. PRO STUDIO Go to layer Displays the selected layer. Master Audio Shows (or hides) the Master Audio controls. August 10. Encoder Presets Opens the Encoder Presets window. Each of these letter keys represents a layer name: Title. STUDIO Audio Inspector Opens the Audio Inspector window. You can also click the Preview icon in the main window tool bar. Background.

Visit Producer/Desktop Presenter download page Opens the Ustream. 2011 . Open Producer PDF User Guide Opens the PDF version of the User Guide. To follow the tutorial.Chapter 10 85 Ustream Producer User’s Guide HELP MENU Ustream Producer Help Opens this online help version of the User Guide. Open Tutorial HTML Opens the Producer Tutorial in your browser.tv Website download page for Producer/Desktop Presenter. About Ustream Producer Displays version and copyright information about Producer. © 2011 Ustream August 10. Create Document for Tutorial Creates a new Producer Document which contains the media necessary for following the Tutorial. Acknowledgments Opens on-line help to acknowledgments. you'll need to Create a Document for the Tutorial as well. Visit Ustream Website Opens the Ustream Website home page.

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set Desktop Presenter options. update your software. Topics  Accessing Preferences  General  Performance  Register  Licensing  Software Update  Advanced © 2011 Ustream August 10.87 C HAPTER 11 Preferences Ustream Producer is designed so that you can configure most of your options directly in your Producer document or the Shot Editor. The Preferences window enables you to set up Producer. 2011 . manage your licenses. and set advanced video options.

2011 © 2011 Ustream .88 Accessing Preferences ACCESSING PREFERENCES To open the Preferences window. Click one of these topics to view and change its preferences. Register. Performance. and Advanced. Resetting Preferences You can reset your preferences by quitting Producer and then deleting the files located at:  Windows 7 and Vista: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Vara Software\Producer Preferences.”) keys). The changes are immediately applied. Preferences Window Producer automatically saves your preferences every time you make a change. Preferences are grouped under five topics: General. Software Update. Figure 87. you may need to enable the Show Hidden Files option in order to view the folder containing Producer Preferences file.  Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Vara Software\Producer Preferences Note: In some Windows directories. August 10. select Preferences from the File>Producer menu (or press the Ctrl+ Comma (“.

General Preferences Open Last Document on Startup Shot Editor Checkerboard When checked. the last document you used is opened when Producer starts up. When checked. © 2011 Ustream August 10. Checked is the default. 2011 . a checkerboard background is shown in the Shot Editor to indicate the absence of color in the area where it is displayed.Chapter 11 89 Ustream Producer User’s Guide GENERAL Figure 88. Checked is the default.

You can select Automatic. Normal. Producer may choose to reduce the frame-rate to Desktop Presenter. Highest. August 10. Automatic is the default. For example. Producer may reduce the frame rate as the actual output fps changes. Producer always attempts to maintain that rate. Performance Preferences Desktop Presenter Frame Rate Defines how many frames per second (FPS) Producer requests from the Desktop Presenter. If Desktop Presenter does not have a lot of motion in the video (a keynote presentation. If Desktop Presenter does not have a lot of motion in the video (a keynote presentation. you can use a slower frame rate which enables you to increase the quality. If you select a specific fps value. for example). However. if your true streaming fps is very low. you can use a slower frame rate which enables you to increase the quality. You can select: Automatic. or Lowest from the drop-down menu. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Desktop Presenter Quality Defines the quality of each frame Producer receives from Desktop Presenter. Automatic is the default. or 5 fps from the drop-down menu. 30 fps. for example). 15 fps. regardless of the streaming fps.90 Performance PERFORMANCE Figure 89. When Automatic is selected. Producer attempts to maintain a 30 fps rate.

If you previously purchased a copy of Producer or the HDV Upgrade and want to use that serial number. Note: The serial number is always composed of numbers and upper case letters (excluding upper case letter O). 2011 . but it never contains quotation marks.Chapter 11 91 Ustream Producer User’s Guide REGISTER Figure 90. it may be enclosed in quotation marks (e. “123-456-789”). To add a valid serial number. click the Add Button (“+” icon) below the table. Producer validates the serial number and unlocks Producer.. enter the serial number and click OK. When Producer displays the Enter Serial Number window.g. Register Preferences Add button Serial Numbers The table in the Register Preference window displays the products and serial numbers that you have received for Producer. When you receive a serial number. © 2011 Ustream August 10. enter that serial number to unlock Producer.

or the HDV option at the Ustream online store. you can also purchase a serial number from the Ustream. You can always reactivate a serial number by re-entering it. that output is also water-marked. you need to purchase an HDV license. you can use another computer to activate your license and unlock Producer. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . it is removed from the table. select an activated product. and adds water-marking to the video and audio. visit Ustream. Demonstration Mode August 10. Producer Pro. make your purchase. Manual Activation If your computer is not on the Internet.tv (at the link listed above) and follow the licensing steps to unlock Producer. To manually activate your license.tv/producer. If you have a Producer serial number and are using a Producer Pro feature without a Pro license.tv web site: http://www. HDV Serial Deactivate Serial Numbers Deactivating a serial number allows you to re-activate it on another computer. On the Ustream website.92 Licensing LICENSING To purchase a serial number for Producer. When you purchase an HDV license. To deactivate a serial number. When you deactivate a serial number. Once you receive your serial number. Note: If you don't want to purchase a serial number directly in Producer. Producer deactivates the serial number. Producer water-marks all HDV media. If you want to use an HDV camera in HDV mode. Audio water-mark is a periodic voice over. enter it in the Enter Serial Number field in the Request window and click OK. Producer water-marks all output (both to disk and network). When no HDV serial number is entered. click the Add button (“+” icon) icon then click the Purchase button in the Request window. you receive a second serial number to enable HDV within Producer.ustream. Note: You can use most HDV cameras in DV mode without purchasing an HDV license. The video water-mark is a periodic overlay of Producer logo. Producer validates the serial number and unlocks Producer. When no serial number is entered or activated. and click the minus [-] button. disables Producer.

Click Check Now to immediately check for updates. No personal information is transferred during this action. Software Update Preferences Automatically Check Updates Check Now Check the Automatically Check For Updates checkbox to cause Ustream Producer to check for updates each time Producer is launched.Chapter 11 93 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SOFTWARE UPDATE Figure 91. 2011 . © 2011 Ustream August 10. No personal information is transferred during this action. Checked is the default.

(See Output Statistics for information on output statistics. Use GPU Compression Upload Debug Log File August 10. Ustream may require detailed debugging information to help understand issues you have reported. but there is no guarantee that all encoders are compatible. uncheck Use High Quality Video to remedy this. Checked is the default. click the Upload Debug File button to upload a text file to our server for our engineers to review. Producer can gain significant speed improvements by using your graphics card to pre-process frames before sending them to the encoders. Uncheck the Use GPU Compression checkbox only if you experience issues with your encoded output.94 Advanced ADVANCED Figure 92. Producer has been designed to work with all encoders. On appropriate hardware. At the request of customer service (or support). Note: Use this feature only under direction of our customer service or support staff.) If CPU usage is near 95%. Checked is the default. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Occasionally. No personal information is transmitted. Advanced Preferences Use High Quality Video Check the Use High Quality Video checkbox to increase the quality of decoding performed on your source media files. or if the frames per second (FPS) is consistently well below your target. This option is included in the rare case that you choose to use an Encoder that does not support the necessary features.

Topics  Introduction  Ustream Producer Top Panel  Preview / Live Area  Transition Controls  Tool Bar  Shot Selection Area  Layers  Broadcasting Panel © 2011 Ustream August 10.95 CHAPTER 12 Main Window This section describes in detail how to use the main windows. 2011 .

The Ustream Producer Top Panel The top area containing the product logo and useful links. Broadcasting Panel The area broadcasting controls are located. Figure 93. 3. 5. 6. 4. Shot Selection Area The area displaying the shot icons (available shots). Preview/Live Area The large area in the center. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . 7.96 Introduction INTRODUCTION The main window is comprised of seven main display areas: 1. Smooth. Main Window Top Panel Messaging area Preview/Live area Transition controls Toolbar Shot selection area Broadcasting Panel August 10. Messaging Area The area where messages are displayed at the top of the Preview/Live Area. and Bowstring) and Go buttons. Transition Controls The area with the transition (Cut. 2. Toolbar The toolbar containing six tools located just above the Shot Selection area.

Chapter 12 97 Ustream Producer User’s Guide USTREAM PRODUCER TOP PANEL The Ustream Producer top panel includes a field for announcing your broadcast. a confirmation of the text you just sent and an indication of when you sent it is displayed directly below the input box. Ustream Producer Top Panel Status Update Section In the top bar of the main Ustream Producer window. © 2011 Ustream August 10. and displays for monitoring available bandwidth and on air status. Figure 95. controls for accessing social media. text you enter appears at the top of the Social Stream on your Ustream channel page. a text input box says “What are you broadcasting?” In this Ustream status update section. Figure 94. After updating your status. Ustream Social Stream If you check the Facebook and Twitter boxes. 2011 . this same message is sent to your Facebook wall or Twitter feed with a link to watch the broadcast on your Ustream channel page.

The upload speed is usually slower. Ustream Producer Social Stream On/Off Air Indicator Producer 2 adds a clear indicator just below the top panel so you know when you are on-air or off-air. you should choose a preset that uses a bitrate of only 50-80% of your available bandwidth or less. In this window you are able to see what your viewers are saying and interact with them in real time. (See the Setting Encoder Presets chapter.0 adds a Bandwidth Meter which measures how well your current broadcast setting is working with your available bandwidth. 1 or no bars. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . If it drops to 3. If it remains at 4 bars. Ustream Producer Bandwidth Social Stream and Chat Clicking the Social Stream or Chat button in the top panel of Ustream Producer launches a browser window. Figure 96. You get two results: an upload and download speed. Open a browser window and go to http://www. 2.net/speedtest and click San Francisco. the bandwidth meter lights up. and that is the one you are interested in. a message is displayed that reads “Low bandwidth!” and it is recommended that you stop broadcasting and switch to a lower bandwidth preset. Figure 97. Once you begin broadcasting.) Determining your available bandwidth is easy.speakeasy. Look at that number and choose a broadcasting preset that is well below that number for best results.98 Ustream Producer Top Panel Bandwidth Meter Producer 2. There are three possible states: August 10. there is no data getting backed up in the transmission queue. You should always make sure your available bandwidth well exceeds your broadcast setting. As a good rule of thumb.

2011 . you may want to see those changes before broadcasting them.Chapter 12 99 Ustream Producer User’s Guide  Off-Air (Default) Figure 98.Recording Using the Start / Stop Broadcasting / Recording buttons on the bottom trigger the indicator to change state. Ustream Producer Live . When you are making changes to your broadcast. only the Live area is shown. PREVIEW / LIVE AREA When you open a new document. you can make several changes without your viewers seeing the change.Not Recording  Live + Recording Figure 100. Ustream Producer Off Air . You can turn these on or off using the Layout > Output Statistics menu selection. and running time. Preview allows you to do this. including frames per second (fps). When AutoLive is off. Above the live display are output statistics. data rate. CPU utilization. This is most useful when you are using an engineer to run your broadcast. Ustream Producer Live . © 2011 Ustream August 10.Default  Live (Not Recording) Figure 99. The Live area shows what is broadcast to your viewers before the encoding or compression.

Preview and Live Displays Preview display Live broadcast display August 10. Clicking the Go button makes the Ripples shot become Live. Figure 101. select Preview from the Layout menu. This sets up the main window with Preview on the left and the live broadcast on the right.100 Preview / Live Area To see the preview. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .

Transition Controls There are three Transition buttons. Swoop has been assigned to the first transition button: Figure 104. 2. Figure 106.Chapter 12 101 Ustream Producer User’s Guide TRANSITION CONTROLS The transition area is in the middle of the main window: Figure 102. except for Cut which is immediate. Changing Transitions If you single-click the Bowstring button. any transition executed by clicking Go is a smooth transition. In the image below. but each can be configured to present one of many possible transition types. and Bowstring. the three configured transitions are: Cut. if you click the Duration button and select Slow from the drop-down menu. and 3 keys for the three transition types displayed. If you click the down-arrow on the right side of any transition button. Bowstring Transition Control You always have three different transition types available. In the image above. For example. You can also select one of the three buttons by pressing Ctrl+1. Since Smooth is selected (button darkened). 2011 . it becomes selected and making it the current transition type: Figure 103. Swoop Assigned to First Transition Button Transition Time The duration of the transition is controlled by clicking the duration icon: Figure 105. you can select a new transition to be assigned to that button. Slow Duration (Turtle) Icon © 2011 Ustream August 10. the button changes to display a turtle icon. Duration Icon This button controls the duration of all transitions. Smooth.

by clicking the Go button. Go Button The Go button (or you can press the Ctrl+G keys) takes any changes you have made and make them Live using the selected transition and duration. You can also select AutoLive from the Switch menu. This is because when AutoLive is on. If you click a shot when AutoLive is on. if Slowest is selected a bug is display. the shot is automatically taken Live for you in the broadcast (using the current transition and duration). 2011 © 2011 Ustream . or by pressing the Ctrl+G keys. and if Fast is selected a rabbit is displayed. just left of the Go button. The AutoLive button is located in the Transition Controls. Clicking on the AutoLive button toggles it between on and off. the shot is not sent to live broadcast. If you click a shot when AutoLive is off.102 Transition Controls Additionally. When AutoLive is on. every time you click a shot the Go action is automatically executed for you. changes made in the main window automatically go to live broadcast. the Go button only becomes important when you have AutoLive turned off. When AutoLive is on. However. In this mode you take the shot live manually. AutoLive August 10. the button is displays a green dot.

IP Camera. Untitled Scoreboard. Music (audio) Shots. untitled. generic shot without any file-based resources attached. Picture Shots. shot graphics. then click the Shot Template button to select a template to be applied. or add a movie from disk. there is a slight delay until the menu selections are displayed. the source selected is added to the Shot Area as a new shot. add a picture from disk. and Scoreboard. or a New (empty) Shot. You cannot configure an existing shot until the Desktop Presenter is open. Click the Shot Audio button to add an audio file shot. File Sources Desktop Presenter Shot Graphics Click the Shot Graphics button to select one of three actions: Source A. shot audio. and shot templates. Figure 107. file sources. When selected a file selection dialog window displays enabling you to navigate to and select a file to become a shot.Chapter 12 103 Ustream Producer User’s Guide TOOL BAR The Toolbar provides a way to open live sources. it is added to the Shot Selection area as a new shot. Toolbar Tools Live Sources File Sources Desktop Presenter Shot Graphics Shot Audio Shot Templates Live Sources Click the Live Sources button to display a list of live sources under the categories: System Device. Shot Audio Shot Template © 2011 Ustream August 10. Select a shot in the Shot area. When a live source is select. Click the Desktop Presenter button to select one of three actions: launch Desktop Presenter. Select Add New Shot to add a new. add a new Desktop Presenter shot. 2011 . the current Desktop Presenter shot. or configure an existing Desktop Presenter shot. Click the File Sources button to display a list of file-based sources categories: Video Shots. the Desktop Presenter program. When selected a dialog window displays enabling you to navigate to and select a file. Note: When you click the Desktop presenter button. Pipeline. When a selection is made.

Figure 108. also called the Shot List. by right-clicking it and selecting Edit Shot. You can also duplicate a shot by selecting it and pressing the Ctrl+D keys. You can also rename a shot by selecting it and pressing the Ctrl+R keys. Rename Shot You can rename a shot by right-clicking it and selecting Rename Shot. Drag the slider to the left to reduce the size of the thumbnails and to the right to enlarge them. (See Layers. Ripples is selected as the current shot. Moving a Shot to Another Layer You can move a shot to another layer by selecting Move to Layer from the Edit menu. They exist on that layer until they are moved or deleted. Duplicate Shot You can duplicate a shot by right-clicking it and selecting Duplicate Shot. Shot Selection Area Shot selection area Changing Shots You can change shots by clicking on the one you want to activate.104 Shot Selection Area SHOT SELECTION AREA The bottom part of the main window contains the Shot Selection Area. Above. or by selecting Edit Shot from the Edit menu. You can also right-click the Shot and selecting Move to Layer. they are assigned to a specific layer. Growing/Shrinking the Shot Thumbnails August 10. When shots are created. or by selecting Delete Shot from the Edit menu. Edit Shot You can edit a shot by double-clicking on it. You can also delete a shot by selecting it and pressing the Ctrl+Backspace keys. Delete Shot You can delete a shot by right-clicking it and selecting Delete Shot. You can also edit a shot by selecting it and pressing the Ctrl+E keys. or by selecting Rename Shot from the Edit menu.) In the lower right corner of the window is a slider you can use to control the size of the shot thumbnails. or by selecting Duplicate Shot from the Edit menu. You can add a new empty shot by right-clicking on any existing shot displayed in the Shot Area. then selecting the target layer from the drop-down menu. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .

a company logo. Layer Panel Display Layer Panel What is a Layer? Layers are. When a new layer is selected. or click the grey strip (on the left end of the Shot Area) and drag it to the right. Normal.). in order. or title. above all other layers placed behind (below) it. When Producer first opens. Examples might be: Audio. Background. To display the layer panel. independently from each other. named Master Layer 1 through 5. etc. Camera.Chapter 12 105 Ustream Producer User’s Guide LAYERS Producer allows you to put shots on any of five different layers. Title. These short-cuts remain the same even when you change the name of a layer. select Layer Panel from the Layout menu. 2011 . the Shot list changes to display the shots that are in that newly selected layer. by default. Background. The Bottom layer (Master Layer 5) is drawn first. © 2011 Ustream August 10. so that it is always visible. then the other layers. etc. the Layer panel is not shown. You could have a shot of your logo on a “Title” layer (the top layer). Figure 109. for example. or a beautiful background. Layers determine the order when presenting images in the live broadcast area. Note: To view other layers. to form a single visual image during broadcast. click in the Layer Panel on the name of the layer you want to display. Note: There are key-press short-cuts available to help you quickly change layers. Using multiple layers is a powerful way to show. You should name your layers according to the function they serve. from back (lowest layer) to front. Layering shots enables Producer to merge them together. up to Master Layer 1.e. You can change the name of any layer by double-clicking it and entering a new name (i.

they are assigned to a specific layer.106 Broadcasting Panel Figure 110. Changing Layers Click layer name to select a layer Moving a Shot to Another Layer A shot can be moved to another layer by selecting Move to Layer from the Edit menu. BROADCASTING PANEL The Broadcasting Panel includes broadcasting settings. You can control the Aspect Ratio of the broadcast and the quality (bandwidth). and both broadcasting and recording buttons. August 10. Broadcasting Panel and Broadcast Settings Choose channel or choose event Open Broadcast Settings Broadcast or Record Aspect and Bandwidth Broadcast Settings To display the Broadcast Settings Window. When shots are created. select Broadcast Settings from the bottom menu or the top Broadcast menu (or press the Ctrl+Y keys). channel selection. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . or right-clicking on the shot and selecting Move to Layer. Use a 4:3 aspect ratio for standard definition or 16:9 for wider screens. They exist on that layer until you move them or delete them. Figure 111.

Once you press this button. If you don’t have a channel. In order to broadcast to Ustream. Channel and Event Selectors In the bottom left hand corner of the main Producer window.tv is the only destination. you will see the button change state to a “Stop Broadcasting” button and the indicator at the top of the window turns green and say “Live”. you can record to Ustream’s servers and this recording is available via your Ustream dashboard at Ustream. check the box that says “My Computer” and this saves a file on your desktop as well. If you have more than one channel. you must have both an account and also a channel created within that account. you can choose a Ustream channel or an event to receive your broadcast (must be set up within your Ustream. The Start Recording button allows you to record your broadcast both on your Ustream channel and on your computer. that channel is automatically selected and you don’t need to do anything. Start Broadcasting and Start Recording Buttons © 2011 Ustream August 10. The Start Broadcasting button is how you send your live video to your ustream channel. Additionally. You can also use this dropdown to log out of your existing Ustream account and access a different Ustream account. Ustream. You may also want to save a copy on your desktop. To do this.Chapter 12 107 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Bandwidth settings allow you to adjust your broadcast according to your bandwidth and that of your viewers.tv account). you can find the channel and event selectors. Note: Click OK to save changes to the Broadcast Settings. The event selector is used to choose which event you want your broadcast to go to. Producer connects to Ustream. Click on the drop down and choose the appropriate event. Lower settings are recommended if you experience choppiness or disconnects. and you can choose to immediately Start Broadcast or Start Recording to Ustream for later broadcasting. the selected channel is displayed here and uses the dropdown to choose a different channel if desired. By default. Higher bandwidth settings require more upload bandwidth and a stronger connection for your viewers. Recording Destination PRO STUDIO The Record To check boxes in the lower right corner of the Ustream Producer display let you choose your recording destination. If the connection is successful.tv/dashboard. please create one at http://www. Set the destination in the bottom panel of the Ustream Producer display. For Producer free version users. If you have only one channel.ustream. When you press this button it changes to a “Stop Recording” button and the indicator at the top of the window turns green and displays “Live+Recording”. 2011 .tv/dashboard.

These provide additional confirmation that you are live and recording and let you know how long it has been since you started. a window pops up. you can save the first record. The recording timer may also be useful in case you approach the three hour limit for recordings on Ustream. stop recording and start a new one. Save Recording Dialog August 10. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .108 Broadcasting Panel Broadcasting and Recording Timers Two timers above the Broadcast and Record buttons let you know how long you have been broadcasting and recording. prompting you to save your recording in your Ustream account. Once you click stop recording. If you do hit three hours.

This section describes in detail how to use the Audio inspector. Topics  Introduction  Hardware Audio  Shot Audio © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 .109 CHAPTER 13 Using Audio Inspector STUDIO The Audio Inspector enables you to monitor and control all of the audio sources from a single control panel.

Clicking the headphones icon (directly below the Master controls) mutes the local audio feed. contact Ustream.tv/producer The Master control sets and displays the total audio output of your broadcast. For licensing information. select Preferences from the File menu. but has no effect on the broadcast audio output. audio input feeds. Live Input is always the first section to the right of the Master control. Note: Audio Inspector requires a Producer Studio license. Audio Inspector Master Audio control panel Master Audio level control Master Audio level display Headphone Mute icon Master Mute button Hardware Audio and Shot Audio The Audio Inspector separates your audio by hardware and shot. Below the name of each audio source is a white label box. But you can also manually add a hardware audio source by clicking the Live Input drop-down menu at the top of the Live Input section. click in the white box and enter the new name.ustream. This box can be renamed to something more appropriate for the source which may help avoid confusion during a broadcast. Or. below the headphones icon. Figure 112. The Mute button. mutes all local audio and all broadcast audio.110 Introduction INTRODUCTION To open the Audio Inspector panel. Hardware audio sources are automatically added to the Audio Inspector whenever a new audio source is added through the main window or through the Shot Editor.tv: http://www. capture cards. select Audio Inspector from the Windows menu. cameras. click Register and the Add (“+”) button. August 10. The remaining audio controls are associated with specific shots. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . To rename the audio source. This includes microphones. and it contains all hardware audio sources you may be using. then click Purchase. etc.

Chapter 13 111 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Figure 113. Audio Inspector Live Input control Shot control Label box Live Input dropdown menu © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 .

cameras (that have audio). Note: This is common when running a microphone directly into your computer's audio input with a FireWire camera for a video source. Audio Delay Control Audio Delay control August 10. Figure 114. capture cards. This includes dedicated microphones. audio line feeds. Dragging the slider to the right delays up to one second. This means that any source listed in the Live Inputs section can be immediately added to a broadcast by dragging the volume slider on that source up. This is because all Live Input audio sources act as global audio sources through the Audio Inspector. Most FireWire devices creates a latency that causes the audio to be ahead of the video. Whenever a device is added to the Audio Inspector as a Live Input. it defaults to the lowest volume level. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . etc.112 Hardware Audio HARDWARE AUDIO Hardware audio sources are hardware devices and live sources. This is very useful in sources where the audio is ahead of the video. The horizontal slider in a Live Input controls the audio delay.

2011 . then there is three Shot Audio panels displayed. You can use the sliding meters to adjust the volume levels of any source while it is broadcasting. New Shot Audio controls are created as multiple shots are made live during the broadcast. Each panel enables full control over the audio output of the source it controls. Shot audio is automatically added to your broadcast whenever a shot containing audio transitions to live broadcast. Managing Audio Sources © 2011 Ustream August 10. If a source begins contributing audio that is wrong or distorted. For example. This muted state is maintained even if you change shots and come back to it. if you have live shots with audio sources in Master Layer 1.Chapter 13 113 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SHOT AUDIO Shot audio sources come from shots that are currently live in your Producer document. 2 and 3. Any time a shot becomes live. The shot audio is most useful in controlling the audio levels during a live broadcast. Adding Shot Audio Sources The Shot Audio panels are always displayed to the right of the Live Input panel in the Audio Inspector. you can click the Mute button at any time to silence it. it immediately appears in your Audio Inspector.

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2011 . This section describes how to use the Source Settings editor. Topics  Introduction  Scoreboards  IP Cameras  Capture Cards © 2011 Ustream August 10.115 CHAPTER 14 Controlling Live Sources PRO STUDIO The Source Settings editor is a tool for controlling all live sources in your Producer document.

When a source is selected from the System Devices list. Preview Window. Click the minus (-) button to remove them.  The Button Bar contains two buttons. Figure 115.  The Configuration Area is for configuring sources. Configuration Area. line inputs. Note: All sources listed in the Source Settings window are also accessible through the Add Live Source button in the main window Toolbar. select Sources > Show Source Settings.  The Preview Window provides a preview of the video coming from a selected source. the configuration options for that source are displayed. Sources to be used are selected from this list. Source Settings Editor System Devices Preview Window Configuration Area Button Bar August 10. Webcams. etc). and Button Bar:  The System Devices list shows all the devices detected by Producer (FireWire devices. microphones. Click the plus (+) button to manually add new sources. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . The Source Settings window is divided into four sections: System Devices.116 Introduction INTRODUCTION To open the Source Settings window.

Multiple scoreboards can be added. etc. “+2” and “+3” buttons to modify the score. Before broadcasting. select New Scoreboard from the Sources menu. Note: Because Producer updates the scoreboards dynamically. two drop-down menus. There are also four information fields (Field 1 through 4). you should enter the names of each team here.) and the second selects the scoreboard layout (Basic. changes to the Scoreboard go live instantly without requiring a transition. The Data Tab The Data tab configures the information displayed inside your scoreboard. Of the two drop-down menus. Some layouts change the number of fields surrounding the scoreboard. The first two lines of data hold the name and score of each team. change to a layout that reveals those © 2011 Ustream August 10. Corner. Wide. Scoreboard Window Preview Drop-down menus Configuration tabs Unlike most other elements in Producer.).Chapter 14 117 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SCOREBOARDS STUDIO Scoreboards allow you to add a scoreboard graphic to your broadcast that can by dynamically updated. allowing additional live information to be added. Each field controls a line of text inside the scoreboard that can be seen using the various layout types. It is recommended that you fill in the additional information fields while using a layout that hides them. the preview image is exactly as it is seen in your broadcast. click the “+1”. When a scoreboard is opened in the Source Settings editor. While the broadcast is live. Shade. Bottom. Figure 116. To add a new scoreboard. it displays a preview of the scoreboard. etc. Top. the first selects the style of the scoreboard (Pipe. 2011 . and two configuration tabs. Once the scoreboard is live. Then.

Some scoreboard styles also allow you to change the background colors of the Home and Visitor fields. The Score Options (on the right side) provide the same three adjustments to the score. Figure 117. In the Name Options column. otherwise your viewers see you typing in those fields live. is located between Name Options and Score Options. when displayed. there are three buttons for each field.118 Scoreboards fields when ready. This option. These buttons enable you to change the text alignment. to make them match their team color. Figure 118. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Scoreboard Data Tab Information field displays Style menu Layout menu Data tab Team names Score controls Information fields The Look Tab The Look tab controls the visual elements of your scoreboard. font style and text color respectively. Scoreboard Look Tab Look tab Name Options Text alignment Font style Text color August 10.

Chapter 14 119 Ustream Producer User’s Guide IP CAMERAS STUDIO IP Cameras are devices not directly connected to your computer but are made available across a network connection. 2011 . when necessary. enter the IP Address of the IP Camera source and click Apply. IP Cameras IP Camera IP Address Apply settings © 2011 Ustream August 10. Some supported IP Cameras also have motion controls (directional arrows) that enable you to move the camera in different directions. To configure the new IP Camera. This adds a new source called IP Camera to the list of sources. Figure 119. Most supported IP Cameras are detected automatically. you can add them manually by clicking the plus (+) button in the bottom left corner of the Source Settings window and then selecting Add IP Camera. However.

the only ones specified to work with Ustream Producer. August 10. If you experience difficulty with your Blackmagic Capture Card. Blackmagic cards. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . require some manual adjustments.120 Capture Cards CAPTURE CARDS Capture Cards are hardware extensions that enable you to bring in video from more advanced HDMI and SDI sources. make sure you have the latest driver from the vendor and that it is installed correctly before contacting Customer Support.

or create a new one. Topics  Shot Editor Layout  Sources  Shot Editor Preview  Shot Editor Media Panel  Shot Editor Effects  Shot Editor Cropping  Shot Editor Chroma Key  Shot Editor Motion  Shot Editor Playback © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 . edit it. This chapter describes how to use the Shot Editor.121 CHAPTER 15 Shot Editor PRO STUDIO The Shot Editor is used to view a shot.

singleclick a shot in the main window Shot List to open one. Three Ways to Edit a Shot Select Edit > Edit Shot Double-click the shot Right-click shot and select Edit Shot The Inspector You can also edit a shot using the Inspector. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . When the Inspector opens. double-click on a shot. or right-click a shot and select Edit Shot. The Inspector immediately displays the shot so you can edit it.122 Introduction INTRODUCTION There are three ways to open the Shot Editor: select Edit Shot from the Edit menu. August 10. if the shot you want to edit is not displayed (or no shot is displayed). The Inspector is opened by selecting Inspector from the Window menu. Figure 120.

Chapter 15 123 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Figure 121. The only difference is that the Editor window displays a specific shot and the Inspector window displays all the shots that can be edited. Editor A shot can be edited in two ways: You can double-click on the shot and open an editor specifically for that shot. The AutoLive feature does not apply when using the Shot Editor. Note: The exception to this occurs in the Playback Panel where you can specifically make your changes become live. 2011 . However. Additionally. you can display and edit shots in both the Shot Editor and the Inspector at the same time. To select a shot for editing. or you can open the inspector window and then click the shot you want to edit. Inspector buttons and other GUI elements are not functional. Both windows displays the same set of controls. © 2011 Ustream August 10. If no shot is currently selected. Inspector vs. Inspector Window Activating Changes Producer always displays your visual changes in the preview panel. your changes only become Live when you specifically click Go (or press the Ctrl+G keys). single-click a shot in the Shot List panel at the bottom of the main window.

and title banners) currently in the shot. Click a source in the list to edit it.) currently selected. click the appropriate icon in the Attribute Toolbar. Source List. Producer enables you to put up to seven sources in each shot. etc. Attributes Toolbar. As you edit a shot by changing its attributes. or right-click the source and select Move Up or Move Down. images. The Source List is a list of sources (live sources. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . from top to bottom on the list. (See Sources. visual changes are displayed in the Preview area. At the top is an Attributes toolbar for configuring each category of attributes. graphics. August 10. Figure 122. To view or edit a given attribute category. You can reorder sources using the up and down arrows in the toolbar below the list.124 Shot Editor Layout SHOT EDITOR LAYOUT The Shot Editor is comprised of four major sections: Preview Area. Shot Editor Window Preview Area Attributes Toolbar Source List Attributes Editor Panel The preview area displays a preview of how the shot looks.) The Attributes Editor Panel displays each of the configuration panels. You add and delete sources by clicking the plus (+) and minus (-) icons in the toolbar at the bottom of the Source List. audio. Sources are layered in the shot. The attributes change depending on the type of source (live source. and the Attributes Editor Panel.

some have two. and position patterns (left/right.. Templates are pre-defined configurations used for displaying the sources of a shot. 2011 . Templates provide an easy way to add several sources to a shot. To add a set of template-based sources to your shot. These sources can be titles. Add Presets Button Preview Area Attributes Toolbar Source List Attributes Editor Panel © 2011 Ustream August 10. etc. Templates Producer also provides pre-built source sets. You can place up to seven sources in a shot. click the Add Presets button to the right of the Sources List title. and still others have three.). The templates contain place holders. When a different template is selected for the shot. live camera feeds.Chapter 15 125 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SOURCES Sources are specific resources made available to Producer that include configuration settings. and they are incorporated into shots used in a broadcast. you can select a two-source template that displays one element in full-screen and another. which you can add to your source list. called templates. etc. stacked. Some templates have a single place-holder. For example. B. graphics. where they are placed as layers that reside in front or in back of each other. labeled A. superimposed. all prearranged and organized in popular scale. angle. superimposed in the bottom left corner. Figure 123. that define where the sources in a shot are located. the sources stay the same but their locations are redefined. and C.

August 10. Click the Templates tab and select the template you want to use.126 Sources Producer displays a Template Window with two tabs: Templates and Virtual Sets. then click Apply. Figure 124. Two different sources can be assigned to A and B: Figure 125. This is because the template selected has an A and a B portion to it. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Template Window Select Angled In Click Apply The Preview has changed in the Shot Editor window. B or C in the Source Layers list. This makes choosing a new template must simpler because Producer automatically positions the correct sources on screen. click the A (or B or C) icon and make a selection. and now shows the Ripples image on the Left side. Shot Using Template Sources in Producer can be assigned either A. To change the assignment.

you can also add pre-built source sets complete with graphics to simulate a news-anchor desk. to change the media for the source that is identified as B. Virtual sets are predefined sources with graphics. or they can be edited to suit your needs. Your Preview should now look like this: Figure 126. Preview with New Media Source Click the B source Click the River icon Virtual Sets STUDIO In Producer Studio. 2011 . available in various configurations. you can select a two-source virtual set that displays three layers of decor (overhead lighting. © 2011 Ustream August 10. These sets are appropriately called virtual sets which can be added to your source list. Virtual sets provide you with an easy way to create a professionally looking scene with one or more live feed sources superimposed on it. a curved desk and a pillared background) with two live sources. For example. These virtual sets can be used as they are. then click the River icon in the Configuration area. select the source identified as B.Chapter 15 127 Ustream Producer User’s Guide For example.

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The condition of the icon to the left of each source name controls its visibility. You can hide or display sources in a shot by clicking its icon. When a source is hidden a red X is displayed over the icon. For example, if your shot has a title, you can turn the title off by clicking once on the icon to display the red X. All of your title data still stays within the shot, but it is just not shown. To turn the title it back on, click the icon again and the red X disappears. This can be a powerful way to use Producer by pre-loading your shots with titles and then turn them on and off during your broadcast. Note: The first time you select a source, its visibility is turned on (Producer assumes if you are clicking on it, you want to display it).

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The Preview area displays, in real time, the changes you make to the static video sources in your shot. However, temporal features (fade-in, audio playback, etc.) are not portrayed in this still shot. You can also click and drag a source displayed in the Preview area, to reposition it. If you add a Virtual Set, the Preview area displays a zoom slider directly below the preview window. This enables you to adjust all of the layers in the virtual set, to zoom in on the set for a a close up or pull back for a wide-angle view. Figure 129. Edit Preview Window

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The Shot Editor Media Panel provides a library of your shots, enabling you to easily assign a media to a given source. You can assign three types of media to a source: Live Feeds, Media Files, and Title Banners. The Media Panel displays each category separately, making it easier to categorize and identify your media. Figure 130. Media Panel Live Feeds button Media Files button Title Banners button

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Click the Movie Camera button (camera icon) to display, manage, and select your Live Feed sources. Live feeds also include the devices built in to your computer: microphone, Audio in (PC Audio Card), and any USB . To add a live feed to a selected source, follow these steps: 1. Click the movie camera icon in the media panel.
2. Click the Plus (+) icon at the bottom of the media panel and select the

system device you want to use for input. Producer adds it to the list.
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and raster images (TIFF. Producer provides a comprehensive library of one. © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2. JPEG. Click the Plus (+) icon at the bottom of the media panel and select the title banner file you want to use to title this shot. Media files are created outside of Producer using media editing tools. manage. Configure it as needed. You can not add your own banner files. Title Banner Sources Click the Title Banner button (T icon) to display and select a title banner source. Click the Title Banner button (T icon) in the media panel toolbar. Title banners are graphic files with text fields that display information you provide. To add media files that you have created (or acquired) to a selected source. video-only files.Chapter 15 131 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Media File Sources Click the Media Files button (document icon) to display. follow these steps: 1. To add a title banner to a selected source. and select your file-based media sources. Producer adds this title to the list. PNG. This includes: video and audio files. 3. and navigate to and select the file you want to add. two. Click the Media Files button (document icon) in the media panel. 2. then are added to the media list for easy access during broadcasting. and three line title banners from which you can choose. 2011 . Producer adds this file to the list. audio-only files. Configure the title as needed by entering the text strings for each title line using the Text Attributes tool (4th button from left in the toolbar). 3. Click the Plus (+) icon at the bottom. Media files are recordings residing as files that can be played in QuickTime. follow these steps: 1. etc).

you should turn off the visibility of the source. August 10. Effects Panel Configure button Position buttons You can also reposition a title using the mouse:  To Move Media Click and drag using the mouse in the Preview area. matte. Opacity controls how much you can see through the media.  Resize Media Turn off Respect Aspect Ratio. it is called opacity (how opaque the object is). do not set opacity to zero since this still uses CPU cycles. transparency means to completely see through an object. Note: If you want to turn off the media altogether. click the Configure button (2nd button in the toolbar). Figure 131.  Resize Respect Aspect Hold the Alt key while moving the mouse in the Preview area. Clicking the position buttons (arrows) enables you to quickly change the position of the media in the preview display.  Rotate Media Hold the Ctrl key while moving the mouse in the Preview area. To open the Effects Panel. and scaling as needed. Select between shots in the main window Opacity The opacity control is a slider bar on the Effects Panel. Hold the Shift-Alt keys while moving the mouse in the Preview area.132 Shot Editor Effects SHOT EDITOR EFFECTS The Effects Panel enables you to adjust the location of sources and configure opacity. aspect ratio. Technically. but in Producer provides only a partial transparency. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Instead.

Figure 134.) Figure 133. Some sources do not allow you to set this option. which are listed in the Matte drop-down menu. When checked. 2011 . the source retains its aspect ratio when its size is changed.Chapter 15 133 Ustream Producer User’s Guide Figure 132. Producer comes with several mattes. Opacity Control Opacity control Matte A matte is an image that is used to define the opacity of another piece of media. (See Images/Opacity for more information on Alpha Channel. Any image in your shot list which has an Alpha Channel also shows up in the Matte menu. Matte Control Matte menu Aspect Ratio The Respect Aspect Ratio is located under the Matte menu on the Effects Panel. Aspect Ratio Control Aspect Ratio control © 2011 Ustream August 10.

Reposition Buttons Reset Position Scale To Fit Horizontal Flip SHOT EDITOR CROPPING The cropping control enables you to cut off unwanted portions of an image. Click Horizontal Flip to mirror the media along the vertical axis.134 Shot Editor Cropping Reposition Buttons There are three repositioning buttons on the Effects Panel: Reset Position.There are four sliders and four text boxes used to control cropping. This values is the number of pixels that have been cropped. Notice that as the slider is moved. the value in the text box changes. Select an image. Cropping Control Cropping control button Cropping sliders Cropping values August 10. To open the cropping control window. and rotation. Figure 136. click the cropping control button. and Horizontal Flip. Scale To Fit. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Click Scale to Fit button to scale the media to fit inside the broadcast window. Figure 135. You can also enter values directly. then slide the slider until the selected side of the image is cropped as needed. Click the Reset Position button to reset the media to its original position. size.

Selecting a key color. clicking near the corners of the media provides the best key. Click the Chroma Key button to open the Chroma Key controls. The Chroma Key configuration panel is designed to work through the configuration as a process. A good key color is obtained by finding the right balance in the controls. To get the best key possible. The Key Threshold parameter enables Producer to determine how close the color in the video is to the key color. you can adjust the key threshold to drop out the background as completely as possible. from top to bottom. Click the Use Chroma Key checkbox to enable the controls. fine tuning your key as you go. Use the sliders to set the Key Threshold. © 2011 Ustream August 10. select the key color using the mouse. displaying the gray/white checkerboard pattern on the affected regions.Chapter 15 135 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SHOT EDITOR CHROMA KEY STUDIO Producer enables you to perform real-time Chroma Key operations on your sources during a broadcast. and White Clip. Key Threshold. Chroma keying enables you to select a color and replace all occurrences of that color in an image with some other image. Use the mouse to click a point on the image in the preview area. As you do this watch the preview change in level of transparency. 2011 . but sometimes clicking near the main subject in the image is best. Chroma Key Controls Chroma Key button Use Chroma Key checkbox Default button Slider controls Working top down. Usually. Click the Defaults button to restore all controls to their default state. Black Clip. Once you have the best key by picking the color. To do this check the Pick key color with mouse checkbox. It is important to not over-adjust any one control. Figure 137. The key color is the color of the background you want to drop out of the resulting media. Adjust the key threshold (0 to 100) by using the slider.

If you use a cheap USB Web-cam. An office white board may be helpful in accomplishing this. when they should not be.  Light people evenly with no shadows. due to how data is captured internally. Producer has been tested with a low-end DV cameras to verify the quality of its Chroma Keying system. the most important part of getting a good key is good lighting. For example. the better the camera the better the keying. 3CCD is better than 1CCD. the better the keying. Good Camera. white areas are also sometimes keyed out when they should not be. dark areas are keyed out. if the host has a white shirt on. White clip. Assuming you have a reasonably good camera. you need to increase this value slightly so that the keying effect is not seen in his shirt. a PAL camera is better than NTSC. The Black Clip parameter controls how close the keying is toward black. no algorithm can make up for this. For example. Adjust the White Clip (0 to 255) by using the slider. it does not give you enough source quality to get a good key.  Light the background screen evenly. if the host has black hair. due to how digital cameras function. you need to increase this value slightly so that the keying effect is seen in his hair. If you have the choice. The more evenly lit. Likewise. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . You should get reasonable quality out of most cameras on the market today. with no shadows. The White Clip parameter controls how close the keying is toward white. Poor source material generates poor keys. Invest in good lights and learn how to set them up properly. August 10. However. Here are some basics:  The background screen (green or blue) needs to be independently lit from other items in the shot. Getting a Good Key Probably the most important part of getting a good key is getting good source material. Lighting. a USB camera does work well. Sometimes. But if you have excellent lighting. A fill light is very important.136 Shot Editor Chroma Key Black clip. Adjust the Black Clip (0 to 255) by using the slider.

Producer warns you if High Quality Video is turned off when you turn on Chroma Keying. Motion Panel Motion Panel button Build-In controls Build-Out controls Direction menus © 2011 Ustream August 10. Chroma Keying SHOT EDITOR MOTION The Motion Panel provides control over how objects (image. the motion settings are ignored. etc.Chapter 15 137 Ustream Producer User’s Guide High Quality Video If you are keying video from disk and not capturing it live. giving the Chroma Key the best data possible for keying. make sure the High Quality Video option is checked in the Advanced Preferences Panel. When it is removed it is called Build-Out. movie. When an object is added to the Live broadcast it is called Build-In. Producer only performs motion during a Smooth transition. title. If you are using any other transition. Figure 138. click the Motion Panel button in the Toolbar. To open the Motion Panel.) are added or removed in the Broadcast Window. This forces Producer to decode the video from disk in the best quality possible. There are two types of motion. Figure 139. 2011 .

Decelerate In / Accelerate Out Checking these checkboxes causes all of the above actions to be performed at a slower or faster rate. Or. and where the Build-Out goes when it is removed. and the BuiltIn is performed for the new shot. For example. Scale In / Scale Out Checking these checkboxes causes an object to be added or removed in a scaled fashion. However. much like a cut transition. Apply To All Click this button to make the Motion Settings the same for all sources in a shot. right.) when it is added. But the Build-In and Build-Out settings are ignored. the object is instantly added or removed. If unchecked.138 Shot Editor Motion Motion only occurs when an object enters or leave the broadcast window. then a Smooth transition is performed between the foregrounds. if a logo is positioned in the top left corner in an existing shot. each with a foreground and the media in the foreground is the same. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . if you have two shots. August 10. However. Direction Menus These provide selections of where the Build-In comes from (top. etc. bottom. and it is in the bottom right corner in a new shot. Fade In / Fade Out Checking these checkboxes causes an object to be added or removed gradually. Spin In / Spin Out Checking these checkboxes causes an object to be added or removed in a spinning fashion. if you have two shots with a Foreground. when you make the new shot Live the logo smoothly transitions from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. This is useful if you want to make all of your motion the same for all of the elements in the shot. the Build-Out is performed for the existing shot. but the media in each is different. no motion is performed.

Check the Remember Position checkbox to cause the media to remember its position when it is not live. the media settings are different in each shot. For example. changes in the Playback Panel are like any other changes in the Shot Editor. then the audio controls are not active. click the Playback Panel button. However. © 2011 Ustream August 10. pause. if your media is a still image. you are not able to set an In point or Out point nor play the image. The four control buttons enable you to rewind. The vertical slider set the audio level and the two meters display it in stereo (left and right). By default. The Playback Panel only allows modification of parameters on media for which the options are possible. Click it again to un-mute it. Figure 140. Or. Click it again to un-mute it.Chapter 15 139 Ustream Producer User’s Guide SHOT EDITOR PLAYBACK The Playback Panel enables you to control how movies and music play in Producer. there are times when you may want to scrub (slowly scroll and view) the video and see the scrubbing in the Live broadcast. Select what to do when the media is finished (loop. Click the Master Audio Mute icon to mute the audio of your broadcast. Click the Headphones icon to mute the local audio feed. The Playback Panel setup information is saved separately for each shot. Playback Panel Playback Panel button Check the Live Playback checkbox to cause your changes to be taken live in your broadcast. so if a media is used in two different shots. To open the Playback Panel. In Point & Out Point sets the start and stop points in the media. play. 2011 . or fast forward. they do not take effect until you click the Go button. Live Playback Live Playback is a part of the Playback settings. hold. or remove) from the drop-down menu. if your media has no audio. Check the Begin Playing checkbox to cause the media to automatically start playing when it becomes live.

depending on which When Finished option you have selected). This is particularly useful if you only have just one movie and you want to quickly pause it. For example.140 Shot Editor Playback Figure 141. The In Point is the position in the media where playback starts from. August 10. This gives you immediate control over the movie or audio in the Live broadcast. any changes you make using these controls are seen in your broadcast. Click and drag this triangle (playhead) left and right to view any location in your media. when the movie reaches the 5 minute mark. If Live Playback is checked. it stops playing (or loop back to the beginning. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Scrubbing The Scrubbing slider enables you scrub (scan) back and forth through your media. The triangle icon in the scrubbing slider is called the playhead. you can select Pause All Movies from the Media menu. and the shot you are editing is live. when the movie starts to play (or loops back to the start). The primary use of scrubbing is to set the In Point and Out Point in your media. it starts from the 2 second point in the movie. and Fast Forward. If Live Playback is checked. Playing/Transport Control Rewind Play Pause Fast Forward In and Out Points The In Point and Out Point controls are a part of the Playback settings. if you set the Out Point of a movie to 5 minutes. Note: If you want to pause all movies in your broadcast. Play. Scrubbing Control Playhead (triangle icon) Transport Controls The Transport controls enable you to Rewind. if you set the In Point of a movie to 2 seconds. Figure 142. Figure 143. then the scrubbing is also seen in your Live broadcast. Pause. The Out Point is the position in the media where playback ends. Live Playback Control Check the Live Playback checkbox to cause changes you make in the Playback Panel to become live.

move the playhead to the place you want the media to stop playing and click the second Set button. You have three options:  Loop the media loops back to the In Point.  Remove the media is removed from Live Broadcast. Remember Position Checkbox © 2011 Ustream August 10. Begin Playing Control Remember Position Control If the Remember Position checkbox is checked. the removed shot remembers the last position where the media was played.Chapter 15 141 Ustream Producer User’s Guide To set the In Point. Figure 147. When Finished Control Begin Playing Control When checked. if the removed shot becomes live again it starts playing from that remembered position. Figure 145. Figure 146. In Point and Out Point Controls In point and Out Point times Set buttons Jump buttons When Finished Control The When Finished drop-down menu enables you to control what happens when the media finishes playing (when it reaches the Out Point). 2011 . Checked is the default. Note: For media without video. Checked is the default. And so. Figure 144.  Hold The media simply stops and shows the last frame. the Hold and Remove are effectively the same option. To set the Out Point. the Begin Playing checkbox causes the media to start playing when the shot becomes Live. Clicking a Jump button moves the playhead to the In Point or Out Point location. when a live shot transitions to another shot with different media. move the playhead to a place you want the media to start playing and click the first Set button.

Figure 148. Clicking the speaker icon mutes the audio of your media in the Live Broadcast. The audio slider bar enables you to control the media audio level. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Clicking it again causes it to be heard. the audio controls become activated. The audio in each media is independently controlled. Audio Control Audio meters Audio slider Speaker icon August 10.142 Shot Editor Playback Audio Controls If a piece of media contains audio. The stereo audio meters monitor the audio output level.

Topics  Introduction  High Quality Audio  Good Lighting  Broadcast Settings © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 .143 APPENDIX A Preparing Good Presentations This section provides helpful information about how to prepare for creating great presentations.

it needs to be compressed. it is muddy after compression. 2. 3. You can make a great presentation even better by remembering to focus on a few details.) 2. Use this. (See Good Lighting. Here are some suggestions on producing clean audio. (See High Quality Audio. Use a Good Microphone Though this may sound obvious. There are three that are the most important: bandwidth. motion. High Quality Audio Input Great looking video with poor audio input appears unprofessional. HIGH QUALITY AUDIO Audio has an artistic aspect to it. But this appendix focuses on three main things to remember about video streaming: 1. If you are doing chroma keying this may become the most important part of your setup. The compression process is done by encoders (codecs) which are optimized to work with clean input data. Use a Microphone Splitter If you are doing an interview with one camera. an external microphone almost always sounds better. and encoder settings.144 INTRODUCTION There are a many ways to make a good presentation even better. Your goal should be to give the best quality audio and video to the compression process as possible. Position the Microphone Properly Place any microphone as close to the sound source as possible. August 10. Some codecs may even highlight poor input because the algorithm is built to look for differences. Built-in microphones are usually not good quality and pick up hum from the electronics inside the camera. whenever possible. because sound volume decreases greatly the farther away the microphone is placed. This means that if the audio or video is muddy to start with. Even when it is not a great microphone. 1. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . Broadcast Settings Make sure the broadcast settings are configured correctly for your presentation. instead of the built-in microphone that comes with the camera. a good microphone can make a huge difference. you can use two microphones with a splitter ($5 from Radio Shack).) 3. This often gives better results than one omni-directional microphone at a distance. Good Lighting Poor lighting can ruin an otherwise excellent presentation. This means making sure what you see in the Live area is the best possible quality because Producer takes exactly what you see and sends it to the codecs. Most DV cameras have an audio input for an external microphone. Stronger signals coming into the microphone results in better quality. You can also use a dual lapel microphone with a splitter. even when using omni-directional microphones. When video is saved to disk or sent over the network.

Microphones pick up everything. As you watch notice how are they lighting instead of watching the program. Do not light too evenly. Watch professional broadcasts and learn from them. Triangular Lighting One advanced and very effective approach to good lighting is known as Triangular Lighting (or Three Light Setup). lighting is viewed as an artistic task. put down a rug. Although this may sound complicated. It involves setting up three lights (sometimes using natural light as one of the light sources). but you must choose how much effort you want to go through to make a good presentation. This is not necessarily a bad thing. you need to use make-up to compensate for the overly bright lighting. you may actually be worse off than not lighting the set at all. If you have a wood floor and you can hear people shuffling their feet as they talk. Sometimes this requires adjusting the light to bounce off a different wall. 4. use a different one. Avoid deep shadows. 2. The important thing to remember is that one or two properly placed lights make a huge difference in the quality of your presentation. Do whatever it takes to keep noise at a minimum. If your lighting balance is excellently balanced. in a configuration that achieves a good balance. and you must use a lot of light. Use Lapel Microphones Even inexpensive (less than $20) lapel microphones can make a huge difference because it places the microphone much closer to the person speaking. If you completely evenly light a set. If your subjects are people. do not shine it directly on your subject. a great deal of attention goes into lighting. For professionals. Here are a few suggestions to help you obtain reasonably good lighting: 1. or by using two lights. 145 GOOD LIGHTING Do not underestimate the power of lighting. Placing a light low and another one high is often a good way to light evenly. Good lighting usually has a little more light coming from above than any other direction. you do not need to use make-up on your subjects. Beware of having too much light on your subject. Notice how they employ all of the suggestions listed above. Control Environmental Noise: If a chair squeaks.Ustream Producer User’s Guide 4. Here are the main elements of Triangular Lighting: © 2011 Ustream August 10. Many people make their living controlling lighting. so there is a lot to it. Make sure you fill all areas of your subject with light. If you are using only one lighting source. You should diffuse the light. it is actually quite simple. 5. 2011 . they really are not. Take a sample shot and see if it looks natural. When an event is broadcast outdoors. The key in adjusting the lighting is to look at your subject and make sure they do not look washed out 5. You should very rarely light just from below a subject. 3. Though these rules may sound vague.

3. and it is focused. This is the hardest light to explain. and does most of the work. for example). you are broadcasting for just your local network (in an office building. It removes shadows and fills in the image. for example. using just the main light results in shadowing. This light normally comes from one side of the camera (the left. for that viewer to see good quality you must broadcast at Modem speed. There are also some great Websites that describe these techniques in great detail. If you use only a fill light. If your Key light comes from the left of your camera. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . The only purpose of a fill light is to add to the main light by filling in shadows. Most serious lighting starts with these three basic lights. and encoder settings. More specifically. your subject is too dark. It is usually direct. Bandwidth The first item of importance is knowing how much bandwidth is available. see: http://www. This light normally comes from behind the subject. the final item of importance is make sure the Broadcast Settings are configured correctly for your presentation. you notice that the top-left (or top-right) part of this head shots has a highlight of light in it. Though there are many broadcast parameters to modify. However. but the best way is to describe it as an accent of your subject. and usually comes from the same direction as the camera (or just to the side and behind it). If you look at a typical high school yearbook picture. motion. This depends on the speed of your network connection and the type of connection your viewers are using.146 1. In some situations. your fill light should come from the right. and vice versa. for example).htm BROADCAST SETTINGS Once you have good video and audio coming into Producer. This light is the Back Light. there are three that are the most important: bandwidth. and is a slightly raised. In this case you should discuss your plans August 10. For example.paguk. placed on the same level as the head of a person you are lighting. Fill Light This is a soft light placed directly in front of subject. but often from above. you must know who your viewers are and what kind of connection they have. Bandwidth is how much data you can broadcast from your computer. if you have one viewer who is using a dial-up modem.com/lighting. For example. Main Light (Key Light) This is the strongest of your lights. It would be. it is the minimum speed between you and all of your viewers. This may be difficult to know because you must determine if their connection is cable modem or DSL and whether or not they reside on your local network. Back Light (Rim Light) This light is directed from behind the subject and above it. It is also called a Rim Light because it makes a slight rim around the edge of the head of your subject. Thus. Make sure it is not directed at the camera. 2.

2011 . An interview is considered low motion.) Encoder Settings © 2011 Ustream August 10. There are professionals who fine-tune encoders to do exactly what is required. Motion is how much things move around in your video presentations. Producer comes configured with defaults to help ease your configuration task. Ask them what your upper limit bandwidth should be. Choose a default configuration that meets your motion (and bandwidth) constraints. however. Your available bandwidth is the minimum of what you can upload.Ustream Producer User’s Guide with your network administrator and verify that you will not disrupt the network with your broadcasts. combined with what your viewers can download. Producer default setting are generally optimal for the various network environments. A sports event. would probably be high motion. It is beyond the scope of this document to describe the delicate balance required in setting them. you need to decide whether or not your video contains a lot of motion. (See Setting Encoder Presets for information on changing the encoder settings. 147 Motion Once you know your bandwidth. The parameters of the encoders are be quite technical and can be overwhelming.

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issues. and features.149 APPENDIX B Ty p i c a l H a r d w a r e This appendix describes hardware related constraints. 2011 . Topics  FireWire  Universal Serial Bus (USB)  High Definition (HDV)  DV Cameras  Sleep Mode  S-Video & 2nd Display © 2011 Ustream August 10.

but the same problems for FireWire apply to USB connections. if you have a camera attached to the FireWire bus and you saturate the bus. you saturate (use up) all the available bandwidth. just more places to plug things in. Just because your setup works when you first put it together does not mean it always works. but they are often all connected to the same bus. Saturation There is an absolute limit to the bandwidth available to your FireWire devices (400 or 800 megabits per second). keep as few devices on the bus as possible to prevent saturation. when new email arrives and your email program accesses a file on your FireWire drive. it may appear to work but this is not a good indication of whether the bus becomes saturated. As a result the audio and video appears choppy. Standard USB supports up to 12 Mbps and High-Speed USB supports up to 480 Mbps. hard drives. So be mindful of this limitation when connecting hardware to your computer. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . However. you may have several FireWire sockets in your computer. you share the bandwidth on that FireWire bus. Normally. If you use a FireWire hub and plug several devices into the hub. If the sum of your devices goes over the limit. Bandwidth Use If you have a hard disk connected to a FireWire hub and also have a camera connected to the same hub. But it is important to understand that saturating your FireWire bus (using up all available bandwidth) leads to problems in Producer. Likewise. a camera requires around 25 Mbps (megabits/second) to deliver audio and video to Producer. For example. Experiment with your setup and make sure that you have enough FireWire bandwidth to share all of your devices without experiencing choppy video. you see dropped frames (choppy video). UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) Many cameras use USB instead of FireWire to connect to the computer. some cameras may require 100 Mbps or more.) to your computer. So. August 10. Adding a hub does not add any bandwidth to the bus. For example. it can cause FireWire saturation. Keep in mind that even if you have multiple USB sockets they are often attached to the same USB bus.150 FIREWIRE FireWire is a hardware protocol that you may use to connect devices (cameras. You have to add a separate FireWire card to increase the bandwidth. etc.

Also. etc. For example. video memory. © 2011 Ustream August 10. The main reason for this is that most cameras conflict with other devices on the same bus. put your secondary cameras in DV mode. you should not attach more than one camera to a FireWire or USB bus. you get much higher quality than your average DV camera because most HDV cameras have very high quality CCD elements in them. 2011 . DV CAMERAS One Camera Per Bus Generally. Some cameras do not negotiate at all or ignore the results of the negotiation and a conflict results.Ustream Producer User’s Guide 151 HIGH DEFINITION (HDV) STUDIO Always uses the best quality camera you can get. Most of these limitations are due to resource consumption. your broadcast is interrupted when the computer enters the sleep mode. video fill rate. However. Even if you have multiple busses. When you switch your HDV camera to DV mode. HDV Cameras in DV Mode If you only have HDV cameras. even when using high-speed busses. But. there is always a chance that two choose the same channel. if you force your monitor into sleep mode. This causes problems in Producer because the incoming signal is from two cameras. Producer automatically tells the operating system not put your monitor in sleep mode so that this does not happen accidentally if your screen saver is on. HDV images are so large they stress all components involved in your production (memory. bandwidth. Since Producer uses your video card for broadcasting. to use more than one HDV camera with Producer you need a high-end (fast and powerful) computer. This saves bandwidth. on FireWire bus each camera is expected to negotiate the channel it uses to transmit.). Although you can achieve extremely high quality video using HDV. there are some limitations in using it. Although you do not get HDV quality. Even if your viewers are going to see only 176×144 (G3 Mobile) an HDV camera is going to give you much better quality than a USB camera. and you need to use several cameras. your broadcast stops. your camera acts like a DV camera. since some cameras randomly pick a transmission channel. SLEEP MODE When a computer puts a monitor in sleep mode (screen saver mode) it also turns off the video card.

For example. select that projector from the Broadcast menu to display the output of Producer on it. Producer may not be able to display to any devices (monitors) on the second graphics card. August 10. Note: If you have two graphics cards. if you have a projector connected to your computer using SVideo. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .152 S-VIDEO & 2ND DISPLAY You can select an external display for the output of Producer. you can select a second monitor to display the Producer Output. If you have a dual-head graphics card.

153 APPENDIX C Installation This appendix guides you through installing (or upgrading) and activating Ustream Producer. Topics    Installation Activation Uninstalling © 2011 Ustream August 10. 2011 .

Run Producer. This serial number must be registered in Producer program to unlock the features of Producer. Figure 134. 4. follow these steps: 1. Run the installer (. Select Preferences from the File menu. 2.154 INSTALLATION To install Ustream Producer.exe) program. ACTIVATION When you purchased Ustream Producer a serial number was provided. 3. or press the Ctrl+Comma (. 3. First download the installer from the Ustream Website: http://www. 2011 © 2011 Ustream .exe) program and follow the instructions provided.ustream. 2. To register Producer follow these steps: 1. Your Producer program should now be fully activated.tv/producer. and click OK. the installer will instruct you to remove the previous version. UNINSTALLING To uninstall Ustream Producer. enter your serial number in the dialog window.) keys. Registering Producer 5. August 10. 2. then click Register. Close the preferences window. Run the Ustream Producer installer (. Click the Add (+) button. If you have an existing version of Producer already installed on your computer. The installer will ask if you want to repair or remove the existing version.Agree to the license terms and follow the instructions displayed by the installer program. Your serial number is displayed. Select Remove to uninstall the existing version of Producer. follow these steps: 1.

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107 Chat button 7. using to re-assign media 78 AutoLive 102 AVI Video 45 Debug Log File 94 Demonstration Mode 92 Desktop Presenter 103 Desktop Presenter Frame Rate 90 Desktop Presenter Quality 90 Disclaimer of Warranties i DV Cameras 151 E Edit Menu 81 Editing Shots 33 Encoder Presets 68 Encoder Presets Window 70 Encoder Settings 147 Event Selector 14. 108 Broadcasting Panel 13. 2011 . 98 Configuration with Bonjour 74 Configuring Titles 49 copyright notice i Customer support ii G Global Logos 56 Go Button 102 Good Lighting 145 GPU Compression 94 H Hardware Audio 112 HDV 151 HDV Serial 92 Help Menu 85 High Quality Audio 144 High Quality Video 137 D Deactivate Serial Numbers 92 © 2011 Ustream August 10.171 Index A Activation 154 Adding New Source 49 Adding Titles 48 Aspect Ratio 133 Asset Manager. 106 Broadcasting 18 Broadcasting and Recording Timers 15. 107 B Bandwidth 146 Bandwidth Meter 6. 106 F File Menu 80 File Sources 103 Flash To Ustream 68 C Capture Cards 120 Changing Font 52 Changing Font Color 52 Changing Justification 52 Channel Selector 14. 98 Bandwidth Use 150 Basics Concepts 22 Begin Playing Control 141 Broadcast Menu 83 Broadcast Settings 14.

Managing Sources 113 Shot Editor Chroma Key 135 Shot Editor Cropping 134 Shot Editor Effects 132 Shot Editor Layout 124 Shot Editor Media Panel 130 Shot Editor Motion 137 Shot Editor Playback 139 Shot Editor Preview 129 Shot Graphics 103 Shot Logos 61 Shot Selection Area 104 Shot Template 103 Shot. Moving 104 Shots. Resetting 88 Preview / Live Area 99 T Templates 125 Timers 15. 108 Title Area 52 Title Banner Sources 131 Tool Bar 103 Top Panel 5 trademark notice i Transition Controls 101 Transition Time 101 Transport Controls 140 Triangular Lighting 145 Turning Layers On and Off 60 R Re-assigning media with Asset Manager 78 Record To 14. Adding Sources 113 Shot Audio. 98 Opacity 132 P Placing Titles 53 Preferences. Advanced 94 Preferences. 107 Register.172 Index I Inspector 122 Inspector vs. Editor 123 Installation 154 IP Cameras 119 S Save Recording 21. Accessing 88 Preferences. 113 Shot Audio. generally i O On-air Indicator 7. Changing 104 Sleep Mode 151 Social Stream button 7. legal. 110. 98 Software Update 93 Source Visibility 129 Sources 125 Sources Menu 83 Start Broadcasting button 14. Re-assigning with Asset Manager 78 Modifying Titles 51 Motion 147 N notices. 107 Start Recording button 14 Status Update Section 5. 2011 © 2011 Ustream . 97 S-Video 152 Switch Menu 82 L Layers 105 Layout Menu 84 Licensing 92 Limitation of Liability ii Live Feed Sources 130 Live Playback 139 Live Sources 103 Look Tab 118 M Manual Activation 92 Matte 133 Media File Sources 131 Media Menu 82 media. 108 Scoreboards 117 Scrubbing 140 Serial Numbers 91 Shot Audio 103. Preferences 91 Remember Position Control 141 Reposition Buttons 134 August 10.

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