Monitor windows allow you to view video that passes through your workspace outside of its regular context. There are three types of monitor windows in QLab, each designed to help with a different situation.
A video output monitor window shows a live copy of the output that’s going to a particular video output stage. All video which is visible on a stage is likewise visible in the monitor window that belongs to that stage.
Output monitor windows are helpful as confidence monitors, when the person operating QLab cannot see an audience-facing display but still needs to view the output.
A video input monitor window shows the live signal from a video input patch. This can help you ensure that your video input device is working properly, or make sure a camera’s framing is correct before starting a Camera cue that uses that input.
If a workspace is set to redirect video output to audition windows in Workspace Settings → Audition, any Video, Camera, and Text cues which are auditioned will display in an audition monitor window instead of on their assigned video output stage.
If the audition window for a stage is not visible when you audition a cue that needs it, QLab will open the window for you. You can also manually open audition monitor windows using the Open Audition Windows button in Workspace Settings → Audition.
Unlike earlier versions of QLab, audition monitor windows don’t turn always audition on and off by virtue of being open or closed.
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