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Using the Tie Controls

You may need to switch a video source and a graphics overlay simultaneously. This is where the TIE BG and TIE buttons in Livestream Studio come in.

At least one of these TIE buttons must be selected at all times. This tells the transition controls—Cut, Auto, and the T-Bar—what to reference when switching.

If only TIE BG is highlighted yellow, then only the video source in Preview will switch to Program when transitioning. Note below that the video sources have switched, but the lower-third graphic in Preview has not.

To switch the video source and bring in a graphics overlay at the same time, select TIE BG and the corresponding TIE button for your graphic.

Make sure your graphics overlay channel is in Preview by selecting the corresponding PRV button.

Your Preview and Program monitors should look similar to this, with a GFX channel in Preview. Use a transition control to switch the sources.

Now, your video sources have switched and your graphics overlay has been pushed to Program.

As another example, if you want to remove one graphic while inserting another one simultaneously, you can select the TIE buttons under each corresponding graphics overlay channel.

In this example, GFX 1 has a lower third graphic, and GFX 2 is a clock. In order to remove the lower third and insert the clock at the same time, remove GFX1 from Preview and add GFX2.

Use a transition control. Your graphics overlays in Program will switch but your video sources will not because TIE BG was not selected.

To pull a graphics overlay out of Program simultaneously with a video source, tie the background and the graphics overlay together.

Next, remove the graphics overlay from Preview. This will tell the transition controls that the graphic is not being shown on the next switch.

Your monitors should look similar to this now, with Preview showing a different video source and no graphic. Use a transition control to switch the sources.

Your video sources have now changed, and your graphics overlay is no longer in Program.

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