You can use a dozen of different formats directly from within Stagehand Live. Simply drag a file in a supported format onto a layer to load it. Drop it into a sequencer to add a new cue. Or drag it over the library for importing and tagging the file permanently.
Supported Picture Formats
|JPEG Images||.jpg, .jpeg|
|Portable Network Graphics||.png|
|Scalable Vector Graphics||.svg|
|Tagged Image File Format||.tiff|
|Graphics Interchange Format||.gif|
Supported Movie Formats
The supported bitrates and resolutions depend heavily on your hardware. We generally recommend to use Hap or MJPEG encoded movies for best performance.
|AVI (Audio Video Interleaved)||.avi|
|MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14)||.mp4|
|raw MPEG-4 video||.mv4|
|QuickTime / MOV||.mov|
Note: Audio channels are not supported. In case audio is contained in a movie file, it will simply be ignored.
|mjpeg||MJPEG (Motion JPEG)|
|All codecs supported by macOS’ AVFoundation|
You can also access external video sources in order to include live action video into your show. Likewise it is also possible to send the composed Stagehand Live output or individual layers to other systems.
|Syphon||yes||-||macOS only, see http://syphon.v002.info|
|CITP/MSEX||-||yes||Output resolution limited, see http://citp-protocol.org|
|SDI||yes||-||Blackmagic DeckLink device required (DeckLink, UltraStudio or Intensity devices)|
|HDMI||yes||-||Blackmagic DeckLink device required (DeckLink, UltraStudio or Intensity devices)|
|NewTek NDI®||yes||yes||See https://www.newtek.com/ndi |
NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.
|Devices supported by AVFoundation||yes||-||macOS only, expect some latency. As a rule of thumb, if a camera works in QuickTime or FaceTime, it will work in Stagehand Live as well.|