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Video Preferences Menu

You can adjust specific video output settings in the Video Preferences menu in Livestream Producer. Generally, these settings will not need to be changed if you are using a preset quality. If you select Custom Quality, this is where you would customize your bitrate and video resolution.

  • Source: Select your video source. If your video source is not visible, please ensure it is a digital connection capable of streaming video.
  • Output: Designate an output resolution and adjust as necessary. Please note that higher resolutions require additional upload bandwidth.
  • Aspect Ratio: Choose an aspect ratio of either 16:9 or 4:3.
  • Target Frame Rate: Enter your target frame rate. DV cameras usually stream at a higher frame rate; webcams tend to be more limited. Make sure to check with the manufacturer, and note that a higher frame rate requires additional upload bandwidth.
  • Target Bitrate: The bitrate is the quality of the image being broadcast. The higher the bitrate, the higher your upload bandwidth must be. Adjust the bitrate with your connection in mind; note that your total bitrate is the sum of your video bitrate plus your audio bitrate.
  • Keyframe Intervals: The keyframe is a complete frame of video. The more often a keyframe the higher the quality. The more keyframes the higher the stream rate or file size. For high motion content like live sports, you will want to have a higher keyframe ratio. A good general keyframe ratio is every 60 frames.
  • Deinterlacing: Select 'Deinterlace' (if applicable) for a cleaner video from the video source. Deinterlacing converts interlaced video into a non-interlaced form. This reduces visual defects.
  • Save Logs: Use this feature to save your Producer logs to the desktop for support related issues.
  • Cropping: Adjust the portion of your feed that you wish to broadcast.
  • Show color correction window: This option enables you to adjust your color settings on the fly during your live broadcasts.
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