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Presenter 2D Layer

This layer provides a way to display another video source alongside the layers below and easily switch between fullscreen views of either. When activated, the view of the underlying layers is minimized to the corner and another definable source slides in from the side. The size and location of the sources can be customized. You can apply shortcut keys to the source controls.

This layer is similar to the Presenter layer, but has parameters to customize the size and placement of the sources. The animation is done with simple scaling whereas the other version works in a 3D perspective.

Group Parameter Function
Control A–B Transition Defines the transition when switching between A and B. Can be either Cut or Dissolve.
Transition Duration When Dissolve is set above, this is the time it takes to complete the fade.
Motion Detect You can have the layer automatically switch to presenter view if a change is detected in Source B. A potential use of this would be to have a slideshow as your Source B (by using a Screen Source capturing presentation software on another monitor). Any time the slide changes, your underlying layers (such as a camera on yourself) will move out of the way to show the new slide.
Display These 3 buttons are available when Motion Detect is disabled. Pressing A makes everything below the layer fullscreen (essentially a layer bypass). Pressing B makes the source defined below fullscreen. Pressing A and B shows both sources next to each other as per the parameters in the Geometry section below. Going between A and B follows the transition settings above. Going to or from A and B follows the transition settings in the section below.
Threshold Available with Motion Detect. Sets how sensitive the trigger is to motion in Source B. The layer preview above has an indicator of the current motion as well as the threshold. Set this so that it is not too hard to trigger, but also so that it does not trigger accidentally.
Signal Available with Motion Detect. Allows you to manually Show Source B.
Slides time Available with Motion Detect. Defines how long Source B should remain active after triggering it.
Content Source B Select the source you want to use as Source B. If a movie is selected, the layer will enter presenter view when set to Live and disable itself when the timer ends.
Aspect Ratio You can force the source to a certain aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9, 16:10) or leave it as is (Auto).
Adjust Aspect Ratio Show whole image will fit the entire source into the defined aspect ratio and will cause noticeable squeezing/stretching if the original proportions are very different. Crop to match makes the source's frame the same proportions as the document.
Fade Out Background If Show whole image is selected above and the source's aspect ratio doesn't match that of the document, this option will fade the layer's background to black when Source B is set to fullscreen.
Transition Duration Defines the transition time when switching to or from A and B. This is also the transition time for toggling the layer Live.
Background Type Choose from Constant Color, Gradient Left/Right, Gradient Top/Bottom or Custom Image.
Color Choose a color for the background.
Image If Custom Image is set above, pick the image to be used for the background. The image is scaled proportionately to fill the document.
Geometry Position Defines what side Source A will be on when both A and B are shown.
A–B Gap Defines how far away the sources are from each other.
Crop A Applies a horizontal crop to Source A when both sources are shown.
Downscale A Defines how small Source A will be. A value of 100% makes both sources the same vertical height.
Inset Defines the margins at the Top, Bottom, Left and Right of the screen. The presenter view is aligned to the bottom of the screen so adjustments to the top inset may not be immediately visible.
Debug Detection Kind If the default Difference does not suit your Motion Detection application, you may also try Average.
layer/presenter_2d.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/28 20:39 by david