PROJ: Displays the Project Rate, which is determined by the resolution and frame rate of the Primary Input.
OUT: Displays the active video resolution and frame rate being output from the CAST Out and the CAST USB-C connectors on AtomX CAST.
MON OUT: The output mode of the NINJA V HDMI Out connector. This can be selected in the Output and Switcher menu pages, and can be set to:
AUDIO: Displays the audio source that you selected in the Audio menu page. When HDMI Input is selected, the chosen input will be displayed, eg. Input 1 where Mic/Line has been selected, MIC/LIN will be displayed and AFV will be displayed where Audio Follows Video has been selected.
TC: Displays Timecode.
MEDIA: Displays the remaining recording time on your media, based on the chosen codec and remaining capacity of the drive.
LIVE: The Live button allows you to enable or disable the live stream output. It is important to note that the LIVE button must be pressed to allow your program feed to be output to your streaming software and/or connected Program display via the CAST USB-C and CAST HDMI outputs. A connected display in Program mode can be used to confirm that you are outputting a stream to your audience, as well as what they are seeing. This output will not have an image until you are live. Tapping the button will cycle between red for enabled, and greyed out when disabled.
If a Primary Input has not been selected, the Live button cannot be enabled.
BORDERS: The borders around the inputs indicate the status of each input. When selected as the program output, the border around that input will be red. A green border indicates that the input is being previewed in Two Touch switching mode.
INPUT NUMBERS:The input numbers in the center of the screen indicate the status of each input. They will be white when there is a valid input, and greyed out when there is no input. When selected as the program output, the input number will be red. The input number will be green when the input is being previewed in Two Touch switching mode.
MICROPHONE ICON:Where the audio source is set to HDMI Input, a red microphone icon will appear next to the input number in the center of the screen to indicate that the input is the current audio source. If there is no audio coming from the input, a grey microphone will be displayed instead. In Audio Follows Video (AFV) mode, a blue microphone icon will be displayed next to the input that is the current audio source.
Where Mic/Line has been selected as the Audio Source, MIC/LIN will appear at Audio at the top of the screen to indicate the mode. No microphone icon is displayed over any of the inputs.
FADE IN / FADE OUT: These buttons can be used to fade in or fade out of your program. You can set the color to fade to/from as White or Black in the Switcher menu. Having dedicated Fade In/Out buttons gives you complete control so that you can fade out from one input, switch to another input and fade back in. Fading In/Out also applies an Audio fade effect.
QUAD SPLIT VIEW BUTTON: Tap to toggle between the multiview mode where you can see all four inputs at once for switching, and the single input view which displays one input at a time. The single input view is perfect for checking and adjusting each input fullscreen, with the aid of the monitoring tools. Tap the button again to return to the quad split view for switching.
SETTINGS: Pressing the settings button will take you to the corresponding menu page for the current mode: PiP, Audio, Overlays and Switcher.
RECORD: Press to begin recording the program stream.
The LIVE button must be pressed to allow your program feed to be output to your streaming software and/or connected Program display via the CAST USB-C and CAST HDMI outputs. The LIVE button must be enabled for either of these outputs to be active.
PLAY: Press to enter playback mode and play back the most recently recorded clip. Tap RECORD to return to the switching/recording mode.
When you are live, the Playback button will be greyed out and disabled. This ensures that the stream cannot accidentally be played back during a live session.
MONITOR: Tapping Monitor in single input view mode reveals the monitoring tools, so that you can switch between the camera inputs and use the tools to check your shots. You can use scopes like the Waveform to check exposure, Focus Peaking to check focus and Frame Guides to help you frame your content for a specific aspect ratio or for social media. For more information, refer to the Monitoring & Recording section.