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CutFour Pro - Common questions
DOES CUTFOUR PRO REPLACE TRADITIONAL VIDEO SWITCHER/MIXER?
Yes. CutFour Pro 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 PRO SUPPORTS? Supports
up to eight live inputs from four Black Magic Design capture
cards or DirectShow compatible capture cards (UYVY/YUY2 color
space support) (not included). Decklink Duo 2 and Quad 2 SDI capture card
have four or eight video input or output channels.
USB3 based 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?
We recommend mainboard that have lot of PCIE lanes and many PCIE
slots to capture cards. Intel or AMD chipset.
IS THERE AUDIO MIXING? Yes. But separete
audio mixer is recommended because audio inputs does not be
perfectly time synced.
IS THERE MAC OS VERSION? No. It's not planned at this
DOES CUTFOUR PRO HAVE CROMA KEY AND VIRTUAL STUDIO
FEATURES? No. Cutfour Pro is not planned to virtual
WHAT LIMITATIONS HAVE TRIAL VERSION? Trial version is
same as retail Sport Edition but there is demo text is overlayed to video and it
works 60 days.
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. See manual PDF.
DO IT HAVE AUDIO PREVIEW OUTPUT? Yes. You can monitor
master audio from your PC audio device output.
DO IT HAVE FULL QUALITY SDI OR HDMI YUV VIDEO
OUTPUT? Yes. Cutfour Pro video output supports
Blackmagic capture cards that have SDI or HDMI out. With output
card Cutfour Pro works also same way as traditional video
swither outputting full quality video output (also interlaced
HOW CAN I USE VST AUDIO PLUGINS? You can
buy 64bit VST 2.4 compatible audio plugins (please test first
VST plugin trial version) or you can find some free aduio limiters and compressors
and EQ. Please note that currently CutFour Pro supports only VST
plugins in PAL project format.
WHAT KIND OF DISPLAY CARD I NEED IN PC?
CutFour Pro supports all GPUs with
hardware based DirectDraw overlay and 32-bit color display. We
recommend NVidia cards that have NVENC hardware H264 encoding
HOW CAN I USE THIRD PARTY WEB STREAMING SOFTWARE WITH CUTFOUR
CutFour firstly. Then start web video streaming software and
select Avtake video and audio input to it. Please see PDF
WHICH SOFTWARE CAN I USE TO DO OVERLAY GRAPHICS? You can use
Avtake Title Template Designer (which text layers you can modyfy
on fly insight CutFOur). You can also use
for example Photoshop, free Gimp or Canopus Quick Titler. Start
title software with transparent backround and and use 1920x1080
resolution. 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.
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 color changes to yellow. See more foom manual PDF.
ACTIVATION PROGRAM RESPOND WRONG NAME OR COUNTRY If
activation server goes down this issue will come. Please
try activation again later. If still no luck please contact support.
DROP FRAMES If your processor is over
80% uses, CutFour may sometimes drop frames. Please close your
other aplications and virus detection software to give more
power to CutFour. Please note that full hd 50/59.94p project
format requires double cpu power as 50i/59.94i or 25p/29.97p
WINDOWS SETUP Use CutFour with administrator account.
Setup your Windows user account control security level to off or low.
CUTFOUR DOES NOT FIND BLACK MAGIC DESIGN CONTROL PANEL
Please update latest Blackmagic drivers.