Video Input Display

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Video Input Display

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Video Input Display

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Use the Video Input Display to display a video source, such as a live input, a web cam or a desktop stream, on the WD user interface and to send a snapshot to Pandoras Box via the VideoSnapshot button.

In principle, all video inputs providing a DirectShow interface are usable.
Please bear in mind that a video input can only be used by one application at a time. This means that you can display the stream either in Widget Designer or Pandoras Box, but not both.

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To create a Video Input Display widget choose "Widgets > Displays > Video Input Display". The mouse cursor changes to a crosshairs icon, indicating the create mode. With a left-click anywhere on the empty main background window you add the selected widget to the current page. Left-click again if you like to add one more. To quit the create mode, you can switch to the run mode with [F8], where you can use all widgets. Most widgets however need to be set up first.

To edit the Video Input Display properties simply right-click it and choose the first menu entry "VideoInputDisplay Properties". Alternatively, you can press [Alt + P] whilst the mouse is hovering above it or switch to the edit / move mode with [F9] and double-click on it. The Video Input Display Property dialog opens up.

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General Widget Settings

Name:

A unique name can be entered to identify the widget via the Object and Member Notation. The default name is based on the widget type and ID.

Page:

This drop-down offers all available pages to place the widget on.

ID:
The Video Input Display's ID may be changed by entering a new one in the text field top left. If you change it, you will be asked if you also want to adapt the name to the new ID.

Notes:

A short note can be added here. It is not displayed outside the widget but can be set and retrieved with the WidgetID.Note property member.

Visible:

Uncheck this box to hide the widget.

Fix:
When the option "Fix" is checked, the Video Input Display will be displayed on every page.

Size:

Enter a pixel size for the Video Input Display's size.

X and Y:

Enter the location of the widget (upper left corner) in pixels

Video Input Display Properties

Source:

Select the desired video stream source, e.g. a live inputs or a web cam, from the drop-down.

Throttle:

Enter here the amount (in ms) of throttle that is supposed to be applied to the refresh request rate of the video input.

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