The Preference Window allows you to setup your broadcast, including which camera and audio sources you're using, where you're streaming your broadcast to, configuring replay, and so much more. All your settings and advanced features can be found in the preference window. We will through each of the various tabs found in the Preferences menu and their purposes.
You can open the Preference Window by clicking the gear icon in the center of Production Truck.
The Service tab is where you can change your streaming service between: BlueFrame, RTMP, Youtube, Record to File, Stretch Internet, Facebook.
Each option prompts you for information needed to get your broadcast to the correct service, either by logging in, entering a host URL and/or other information required by that service. You may need to create a broadcast in order to enter additional information required to stream to a particular service. You can also create a broadcast from the Service tab by clicking "Create Broadcast" in the bottom-left corner of the window. This will allow you to enter additional information required to stream to a particular service
The Devices tab allows you to bring in various devices to Production Truck, such as wireless cameras or add various images as camera sources. Choosing the plus icon, allows you to add these various items. For more information: Network Device Menu
This tab is where you need to go to select any of your video or audio devices. You can choose up to 4 video sources and 1 audio source. From here you can also choose a Picture-in-Picture camera, output your program feed to various locations, or have various overlay input/outputs if you are using a third party software.
You can choose here which cameras you want to have Instant Replay enabled. Additionally, you can choose how you wish for the Replay functions to perform, this can be useful when dealing with hardware restrictions. The Replay Clips Path allows you to choose where Replay Clips end up on your computer as files. For more information: Setting up and Capturing Instant Replays
This tab allows you to customize hotkeys to be used when producing for easier access and speed. We have various mappings for certain sports and allow for customized hotkeys by pressing New.
With scoreboard integration you can connect your external scoreboard in your gym or on the field to your Production Truck overlays so that the score and clocks are automatically updated with your scoreboard. We have integration with the following services; Daktronics All Sport CG and Sportzcast ScoreBot Cloud & Local options.
The Network tab is where you can test your network connection and see your current speed. By choosing the Run Test option we send a small amount of data to our servers and see your speed in real time.
The Timers section is where you can change your ad durations as well as the duration of the Countdown to Live timer.
These are some of the advanced settings for Productions Truck. You can choose to restore your overlays at startup and change the max resolution and frame rate to get the best quality broadcast possible. By default we detect your computer's specifications and have an Automatic Configuration that we recommend enabled. Toggling this on/off allows you to customize your configuration.
Here you can log in to your social media accounts to share video clips and screenshots in Production Truck. Choosing Sign In, will cause a new window to open where you will be prompted to sign in to the associated social media account. On the lower half of the window you can also choose a pre-roll clip or watermark for the video clips.
If you have any additional questions, contact our support team by calling (859)-215-7979 or clicking 'New Support Ticket' at the top of this page.