Add SDI input devices - AWS Elemental Live

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Add SDI input devices

Input devices are cards that are installed in the hardware unit. The AWS Elemental Live node auto-detects the SDI card and creates an input in AWS Elemental Live as follows:

  • One single-link input for each input on the card (so four inputs). Each input is given a unique numerical ID.

  • One quad-link input, if the SDI card supports quad link.

    The quad-link input is used with 4K quad input. When you're creating a profile or event, select this quad-link input to indicate to AWS Elemental Live that the four inputs on this SDI card are the four parts of a quad-link input.

Once you have cabled the SDI cards, make sure that every input that has a cable appears in the Settings > Input Devices screen. The following image shows input devices in AWS Elemental Live:

Naming Inputs

If you want, you can give the device a custom name.

  1. On the AWS Elemental Live web interface, hover over Settings and choose Input Devices. AWS Elemental Live lists all of the detected input cards.

  2. Enter a name and choose Save.


If these input device cards are connected to a router, you need to now follow the procedure for adding the router. See Add SDI video routers.