DOES CUTFOUR HD/SD REPLACE TRADITIONAL VIDEO SWHICHER/MIXER?
Yes. CutFour HD is not only for web video streaming. It record
program in full quality to video file and have video output
support to capture card output.
WHAT CAPTURE CARDS CUTFOUR HD AND SD SUPPORTS? Supports
up to four live inputs from four Black Magic Design capture
cards (not included). One capture card / input channel is
required. Decklink Duo and Quad SDI capture card with two or
four video channels are also supported. Reason why CutFour does
not support many capture cards manufacturers cards is simple.
Different capture card manufacturers have different kind of
latency times and color space in inputs. So its impossible to
get sync video from different capture cards manufacturers.
USB3 based Ultra Studio and Intencity Shuttle have limited
support. Only one USB3 based Ultra Studio or Intencity Shuttle
can be connected to computer. This is USB chipset bandwith
limitation. But you can use one BMD based USB3 capture card with
BMD PCIe based capture cards at same time.
WHAT KIND OF MOTHER BOARD I USE TO COMPUTER? Intel
chipsets based boards are recommended. For full I/O capability
you will need 6 pcie slots. One for graphic card, four to
inputs, one for output.
For i7 800 series
P7P55 WS SUPERCOMPUT ASUS S1156 P55 EXPRESS DDR3 M-GPU FW ATX,
6pcie P7P55D PRO ASUS S1156 P55 EXPR DDR3 MGPU FW ATX, 5pcie
P7P55D-E EVO ASUS S1156 IP55 DDR3 SATA6 USB3 ATX, 5pcie
P7P55D-E PRO ASUS S1156 IP55 DDR3 SATA6 USB3.0 RAID, 5pcie
MAXIMUS II FORMULA ASUS S775 P45 CROSSFIREX 2*GLAN FW ESATA,
5pcie P7P55D-E ASUS S1156 IP55 EXPR DDR3 MGPU ESATA2, 5pcie
P7H57D-V EVO ASUS S1156 H57 EXPRESS DDR3 VGA ATX, 5pcie
P55-GD55 MSI 1156 P55 DDR3 GLAN 8-CH ATX, 5pcie GigaByte
IS THERE AUDIO MIXING? No. You need to use separate audio
mixer before CutFour audio input. Player audio is mixed
IS THERE MAC OS VERSION? No. It's not planned at this
WHAT LIMITATIONS HAVE TRIAL VERSION? Trial version is
same as retail but there is demo text overlayed to video and it
works only 60 days.
WHY THERE IS ABOUT SIX FRAMES LATENCY DELAY BETWEEN
CAMCORDER LCD AND OUTPUT? All video mixers have latencies.
WHAT WAYS I HAVE TO SWITCH BETWEEN INPUTS? You can click
directly input preview window (left click - direct cut, right
click - transition dissolve), use panel or use keyboard
shortcuts (F1 - F12).
WHY THERE IS NOT POSSIBLE TO USE SOUNDCARD AUDIO INPUT?
To get best sync with video and audio we have decided to support
only main capture card audio input channels
IS THERE AUDIO PREVIEW OUTPUT? Yes. You can monitor
master audio from your PC audio device output.
HOW CAN I USE VST AUDIO PLUGINS? You have to download
free Acon Media Inc Media Chainer from their web site and
install it from
http://www.acondigital.com/us_EffectChainer.html You also
need VST plugin. You can get even free VST audio limiter fox.
WHAT KIND OF GRAPHIC CARD I NEED? Graphics card with
hardware based DirectDraw overlay and 32-bit color display. if
you need DVI/VGA video out we highly recommend ATI dual
DVI/HDMI/VGA display cards.
HOW CAN I USE WEB STREAMING SOFTWARE WITH CUTFOUR? Start
CutFour firstly. Then start web video streaming software and
select CutFour video and audio input to it. Select MultiGraph
Video and MultiGraph Audio input to get signal from CutFour
WHICH SOFTWARE CAN I USE DO OVERLAY GRAPHICS? You can use
for example Photoshop, free Gimp or Canopus Quick Titler. Start
title software with transparent backround and and use PAL
resolutions 720x 576 and 1024x576 (16:9) and NTSC 720x480 and
1024x480 (16:9) to optimise quality. For HD 1920 x 1080. Free
Gimp software can be downloaded from here:
http://www.gimp.org/ Save your bitmap to TIFF or PNG format
(with transparency) to getting graphic as transparent over video
(alpha channel). After that you can load bitmap image to CutFour
by clicking "Add" in title window. You can overlay image from
direct cut (Take On/Off) or fade using "Auto" button or clicking
title preview window
IS RECORDED VIDEO FILE INDEXED? Yes. Program adds index
number to each file name. That's why its not possible to
overwrite early captured avi files.
HOW CAN I CHANGE TRANSITIONS BETWEEN VIDEO INPUTS?
Channel swiching and mix can be done by clicking directly
preview images, using control panel (below) or using shortcuts.
Selected preview window edges color changes to red. Preview
channel edge ocolor changes to yellow.
HOW CAN I INSERT AVI VIDEO FILE TO LIVE PROGRAM? Click
"Add" in Player panel and choose avi file. Click video icon in
bin and then click "Play out". If you select auto transition
radio button selected, AVI file is inserted to program trough
selected transition effect.
CUTFOUR HD/SD SUPPORT - TROUBLE SOLUTIONS WHY CUTFOUR
ACTIVATION PROGRAM RESPOND WRONG NAME OR COUNTRY If
activation server goes down this issue will come real. Please
try again later. If still no luck please contact support.
FIREWIRE DV/DVCAM INPUT LOCKING UP (SD mixing mode only)
FireWire cable is quite sensitive for electric magnetic noise.
You have to use good quality cables and cable ground have to be
soldered to both firewire connectors in the cable. There is
cables and 6-4 pin adapters that ground cable have not soldered
to both connectors. You can check your cable ground with
VIDEO DELAYED IN INPUT CHANNEL ONE If input channel one
is switched to program and program preview is delayed more that
two frames (mostly over half secods) please make sure that
display adapter is in true 16x PCIe slot. Some full lenght PCIe
slots can only be 4x or 8x slots. See mother board manual. Check
current speed for display adapter using CPUZ application.
Download it from here.
AVSYNC PROBLEM With many NVIDIA display adapters we have
noticed avsync problems. Thats why we recommed Ati (Amd) based
display adapters. Please make sure also that display adapter is
in true 16x PCIe slot. Some full lenght PCIe slots can only be
4x or 8x slots. See mother board manual. Check current speed for
display adapter using CPUZ application. Download it from here.
DROP FRAMES If your processor is over 60% uses, CutFour
may sometimes drop frames. Please close your other aplications
and virus detection software to give more power to CutFour.
Remember that in HD you have possibilities to only some effects
same time without processor limit.
WINDOWS SETUP Use CutFour with administrator account.
Setup Win7 user account control security level to off or low.
CUTFOUR DOES NOT FIND BLACK MAGIC DESIGN CONTROL PANEL If
you have Intencity PRO cards you have to use Decklink drivers!
Do not use Intencity drivers. You will find Decklink drivers
from manufacturer download page.
ALT-CTRL-DELETE LOCKS UP VIDEO PREVIEWS That is a known
problem but we have no solution to it. So don't use Alt-Ctrl-Del
when you work with CutFour with Vista or Win7
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