Customizing the Mosaic Layout

Repositioning Camera Feeds

Default Position

At startup, each camera input is automatically assigned a default position in the Mosaic. The position is determined by the total number of inputs and also by the SDI In connection via which the camera is connected to the Xeebra server.

As a rule, the camera inputs are positioned from left to right and from top to bottom.

In the first example below, the default camera position in case of 8 inputs is displayed.

 

In the following example, the default camera position in case of 5 inputs is displayed.

How to Reposition a Camera Feed

To change the position of a specific camera in the Mosaic, proceed as follows:

1. Left-click the camera to select it.
2. Press and hold down the CTRLkey and drag the selected camera onto the camera you want to swap positions with.

The position switch is done dynamically.

3. Release your mouse to drop the camera onto its new position.
 

Note

In V0.1 Xeebra has the limitation that at restart, the position of the cameras is not retained. The configuration has to be redone.

Renaming Camera Feeds

At startup, each camera feed in the Mosaic is automatically assigned a default name of the form cam x. The x corresponds to the server track number and the number of the SDI In connection via which the camera is connected to the Xeebra server.

Xeebra allows you to easily rename each feed and assign a more meaningful name.

To rename a particular camera feed, proceed as follows:

4. Press and hold CTRL while you right-click the appropriate camera.

In the center of the Mosaic an Enter a Property dialog box appears with the default camera name already entered.

5. Enter a new name for the camera or leave the default one.
6. Click OK or press ENTER to validate and save the new name.
 

Note

In V0.1 Xeebra has the limitation that at restart, the new camera names will not be retained. The configuration has to be redone.

Toggling Server Timecode and Overlay Camera

Toggling Server Timecode

Depending on how you configured Xeebra, see section "Starting and Configuring the Xeebra Client", the server timecode will either be displayed in overlay at the top of the Mosaic at startup, or it will remain hidden.

To make the server timecode visible in the Mosaic, or to hide it again, press the keyboard shortcut key T.

Toggling Overlay Camera

Depending on how you configured Xeebra, see section "Starting and Configuring the Xeebra Client", a camera in overlay will or will not be visible in the bottom right corner of the Mosaic.

To hide the overlay camera in the Mosaic, or to display it again, press the keyboard shortcut key Y. Note that this shortcut key only works if at startup you have set the option Show Overlay to true. If not, you will not be able to display the overlay camera.