Using SDI Router Input in a Profile and Channel - AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3

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Using SDI Router Input in a Profile and Channel

If you are using Serial Digital Interface (SDI) inputs, your AWS Elemental Live nodes may be configured to go through a router, as described in the AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3 Configuration Guide. In this case, you must identify the router input that you want to use.

  • With a router input, you identify the input on the router that takes in the video. From there, the system selects an SDI card to do the processing and selects a free input on that card. It finds a path from the router input, to a router output, and, finally, to that input on the SDI card.

  • With a direct SDI input, you identify the input on the SDI card that is connected to the video.

For router inputs, once you have identified the router input, you enter this in the Router Input ID on the profile screen.

We recommend that you do not hard-code a router input into your profile. Doing so makes the profile less adaptable–it can only be used for that one router input.

Instead, use the channel parameters feature to create an adaptable profile in which you specify the router input only when you create a channel that uses the profile.

To create an adaptable profile

  1. Display the New Profile screen as described at Creating a Profile from Scratch.

  2. Complete the router information as follows:

    Web Interface Element Instructions
    Input Type Select SDI Router Input.
    Router Input ID

    Create a channel parameter as described in the section Creating a Profile with Channel Parameters. Do not specify an actual router ID.

    In the image above, the channel parameter name is “SDI_router_ID”. Assign any name, but do not create a name consisting only of a number. For example, do not create {{2}}.

    Router Input ID > Validation Value

    Leave empty.

    A validation value is not required for the Router Input ID parameterizable field.

    Various Complete the other fields for the input as desired.
  3. Complete the rest of the profile as desired.

  4. When you use the profile in an event, specify the router input ID in the drop-down menu.

    Web Interface Element Instructions
    SDI Routed Input Router Input ID

    Choose this to see a list of inputs on the router.

    This list has the label “SDI_router_ID” because that is the name of the parameter specified when the profile was created.

    List of all available router inputs. Select the input to use for the channel.