Before you can start using Picture-in-Picture on the ZATO CONNECT, ensure that it’s running at least firmware 10.03.01, as this is the version where PiP was introduced to its feature set.
The first step in setting up your ZATO CONNECT for a PiP workflow is selecting your main input source that the PiP overlay will sit on top of. For this, connect either an HDMI device to the ZATO’s HDMI Input or a USB UVC device to its USB-1 port.
Note: USB-2 is a multi-purpose port that can only be used with the included USB-C to Ethernet adapter, or as a USB UVC output.
Next, navigate to the Input menu and select either HDMI or USB, depending on the device you previously connected to the ZATO. Immediately after switching to your source of choice, the signal will get displayed in the background.
If you want your main feed to be a playback file from an SD Card instead, select SD Card in the Input menu. A file browser will appear, allowing you to select a clip for playback.
After selecting your clip, it will be displayed full screen, with playback controls appearing on top of the bottom menu row.
Adding a PiP Source to your Program Feed
Now that you’ve selected your main feed, by choosing either HDMI, USB, or SD Card, we can start adding a PiP overlay.
For this, navigate to the PiP menu within the Overlay tab. Once you’re there, you may now physically connect your additional PiP input source to the ZATO CONNECT (HDMI or USB UVC) or select the SD Card if your PiP overlay should be playing back a pre-recorded file.
Depending on your previous selection for the main input source, you’ll see that you can now select one out of two available PiP input sources.
Example 1: If HDMI is your main input source, you can select either USB or the SD Card as a PiP input source.
Example 2: If the SD Card is your main input source, you can select either HDMI or USB as a PiP input source.
Example 3: If USB is your main input source, you can select either HDMI or the SD Card as a PiP input source.
Note: You cannot re-select your main input source as a PiP input source.
After confirming your PiP input source, you’ll notice that it will appear in the top-left corner of the screen, as that’s the ZATO’s default PiP position.
To change the PiP position, select either of the four corners highlighted in the PiP position selector.
If you’d like to adjust the size of the PiP overlay, you can choose between two presets for small and large PiP sizes on the right side of the PiP menu.
Configuring Picture-in-Picture via the Quick Access Bottom Row Menu
If you want to configure your PiP setup without entering the menu system, you can alternatively utilize the PiP section within the new Quick Access Bottom Row Menu.
Pressing the blue Overlay Button in the bottom menu bar cycles between two states. State 1 is for showing or hiding Overlay presets, while State 2 provides you with all the controls you need to make on-the-fly adjustments to your PiP configuration, including PiP size, PiP position, and a PiP source selector.
Note: These buttons are linked to your PiP menu settings in the Overlay tab.