I have two Boreal's running 4.2.1 that each have two Datapath Vision SDI2 capture cards installed with v7.8 drivers, per the 4.2.1 release notes recommendation. When I make an input active on a layer, that input comes out in a very wide aspect ratio. I can easily correct this by telling that layer to force 16:9, but I don't want to have to tell an LD to have to make a macro to do this for every time he needs to activate a live input.
Further confusing the situation, this stretched aspect ratio does not present itself if I view the input in Vision Window.
I've seen this before, and just worked around it (with a macro from a desk or by forcing it into 16:9 manually), but I'd like to understand what is happening, whether or not others are experiencing the same thing, and if there is a better way to solve the issue than what I've done in the past.
Are you controlling the hippo from a lighting desk? I've had this happen to me before and it tuned out to be the personality on the console, I updated the default in the fixture profile and the problem was solved. A quick way to check would be to turn off the DMX component, and reset all layers then manually select the live input and run up the intensity on the hippo.
Were you in Auto Scale mode when you were experiencing this? Does the issue persist if you switch to Pixel 1:1 mode? I've seen this once before, and it was ultimately fixed through some settings in Vision Configure, but I was never able to fully reproduce it... Can you answer the following questions, please?
- What is the resolution and frame rate of the incoming signal(s)? - What is the resolution of your mix(es)? - What is the resolution and frame rate of your output(s)? - Are you using hardware/software de-interlacing (if the input is an interlaced signal)? - Does the problem persist if you modify the resolution of your mix?
My apologies for the late response here. I need to start making
It seems our Boreal's are in Auto Scale by default. Or, perhaps whatever profiles that the MA's that I've had in the network have that as their "home" for that channel. I don't recall if the issue remained when switching to 1:1.
I'll check this for this info when I get back to the shop.