These icons have the same effect as the physical F1-F4 function buttons on AtomX CAST. Tapping the F1-F4 icons or pressing the physical F1-F4 buttons will allow you to use the four physical 1,2,3,4 pad buttons on the unit to switch between options in the selected mode. The following refers to the icons on screen, as well as the physical buttons on the unit.
F1 PiP (Picture in Picture)
In this mode, the 1-4 buttons act as a PiP switcher. Once F1 has been selected, you can use the pad buttons to select an input to use as a PiP over the Program Out. The currently selected input button on AtomX CAST will be red to indicate it is live. Pressing one of the other input buttons will turn them yellow, and select that source to be displayed as a picture in picture over the current program output. Press one of the other pad buttons to use that input as a picture in picture instead. Pressing the input button whilst it is yellow or pressing the red input button, will turn off the PiP effect on the program out.
When in F1 PiP mode, pressing the settings button will open the PiP menu page. For more settings in relation to the PiP function, refer to the Picture in Picture On/Off section.
You can change the size, position and opacity of the PiP whilst it is live, by using the PiP menu page.
In this mode, the 1-4 pad buttons act as an audio switcher. Once F2 has been selected, you can then use the input selection pads 1-4 to switch between the audio from the 4 x HDMI inputs connected to AtomX CAST. The selected input button will turn red when pressed. Pressing the pad button whilst it is red, will switch to AFV (Audio Follows Video) mode, and the button will turn blue. Pressing on the selected input button when blue will switch to the audio from the selected input again.
When in F2 Audio mode, pressing the settings button will open the Audio menu page. For more settings in relation to Audio sources, refer to the Audio Source
In this mode, the 1-4 pad buttons act as a graphics switcher. Once F3 has been selected, pressing one of the input selection pads 1-4 will turn the selected pad button green and apply the overlay to the Preview output of the Ninja HDMI output. This allows you to preview each of the graphical presets over the current input. When you decide on the preset to use, press and hold the green input button to turn the button red and lock that graphical preset to the input.
The preset will appear on the Program feed and be locked to this input so that whenever you switch to that input in switcher mode, the graphics in the selected preset will appear. This is especially useful where you have multiple speakers, as they can all have a lower thirds graphic with their name and details appear whenever you cut to them. You can deactivate an overlay in both program and preview modes, by holding the button until the red light changes to white.
When in F3 Overlays mode, pressing the settings button will open the Overlays menu page. To create or adjust the graphical overlay presets and for more settings, refer to the Presets 1-4 section.
Tapping on another input via the 1-4 pad buttons or on the multiview screen in this mode, will place a green preview border around the chosen input on screen, and the corresponding input selection button on the AtomX CAST will also be green. The selected input will also be displayed on a connected display in Preview mode. If you select another input instead, the selected input will be previewed instead. This allows you to literally preview your inputs before you cut to them in the program feed.
A second tap on the same input on the display or on the input selection button whilst they are green, will turn it red and cut to that input immediately. If you do not want to switch to the input being previewed, tap on the currently selected input again on the NINJA V+ display or press the input selection button that is red. Selecting the F4 key whilst green will return to One Touch switching mode.
If the F2 function is used as described above when Mic/Line is selected in the audio menu page, the Audio Source will switch to HDMI Input mode.
If you have selected analog audio input, none of the pads will be illuminated red.
In this mode, the 1-4 pad buttons preview and switch between the inputs. When F4 is initially selected, it will turn red and One Touch switching mode will be enabled. Tapping/pressing the F4 key again whilst it is red, will cause the F4 button to become green and the Two Touch switching mode will be enabled. In this mode, you can preview inputs before actually switching to them.