The Advanced Audio Mixer allows for further customization when it comes to how your broadcasts sound. You can have up to four audio sources and control how they each sound to the viewer, as well as yourself.
The mixer allows the use of up to 4 audio sources. This means you can input your external audio mixer as usual and utilize audio from 3 cameras or other sources. Being able to utilize the audio from your cameras means you can now build a more well rounded audio experience for your broadcast. This also means the ability to plug a handheld mic into the camera and being able to do sideline reporting without running long audio cables back to your audio mixer.
Viewing the Advanced Audio Mixer
To view the Advanced Audio Mixer, on the bottom right hand side of Production Truck, click the small arrow next to the Main Audio option.
You can mute not only the main output audio channel but each of new four audio channels. Easily turn on and off the audio channels that you’re not using.
Audio Preview (Headphones)
This button outputs your audio to your computer speakers or into your headphones that are connected to your computer. You can enable the Audio Preview feature on any of the audio channels to verify the quality and levels.
The solo button can be considered almost the opposite of the mute button. When you enable the Solo feature on an audio channel you are choosing to only use that source, all other channels are muted. If you enable Solo on a second source than only those two sources are enabled. You can use this feature to easily choose which sources you want to use without having to use the mute buttons.
The AFV feature stands for “Audio Follow Video”. This is an advanced audio setting that let’s you connect an audio source to a video source. This way when you cut to a certain camera the audio source that corresponds to it will become the primary audio channel. You connect camera and audio sources by how they are correspond with the source numbers.
- Camera A is connected to Audio Channel 1
- Camera B is connected to Audio Channel 2
- Camera C is connected to Audio Channel 3
- Camera D is connected to Audio Channel 4
This is a great feature if you are using a camera on the sidelines with a reporter. As an example, if you have your sideline camera set to Camera D and your Audio Channel 4 input set to that camera’s audio, that audio channel will automatically become solo’d and become the primary audio. This makes it easy for you to cut to the reporter without having to worry about enabling the correct audio source or muting the unneeded audio channels.
The Solo and Audio preview features are also available on your video clips so that you can guarantee full control over that audio source as well.