Titler Live Broadcasts' NDI implementation takes full advantage of the NDI specification and NewTek TriCaster capabilities:
- Up to 16 simultaneous NDI channels (or 2 AirSend channels for classic TriCaster.)
- Multiple simultaneous active titles per channel.
- Comprehensive TriCaster macro control over every title layer in every NDI channel.
- Full 3D titles with animated text and graphics.
- Live Feed Monitors
Open Titler Live Broadcast
Once you have installed Titler Live, run the "Titler Live Standalone" application.
Titler Live Broadcast will open and display the user interface.
Here you can set up titles, preview them and play them.
Titler Live Layout
The Titler Live screen is composed of four sections.
The Library carries all the title templates in your system.
These can be templates that come with Titler Live, custom templates you have created and template collections you may have purchased.
Explore the range of templates by opening folders and mousing over template icons.
When you hover over a template, it quickly loads and previews in the screen to the right.
Below the Library is the currently loaded project.
The project is composed of one or more playlists. A playlist is a set of one or more titles that are ready to play during the broadcast.
Each playlist is assigned a tab and its own specific NDI channel.
In this case, the playlist/ NDI channels are called Bugs, Lower 3rds and Scoreboard.
Drag a template from the Library into a playlist to create a title.
Click on a title in the playlist to display it in the preview and edit its values to the right.
Trigger a title for playback by clicking on the dot on the far right and clicking on one of the action buttons at the top of the list. For more information on action buttons, see Action Buttons
Load and Save projects from the File Menu.
See the currently selected title in the Preview. Use this to view edits made to the title.
You may also reposition and scale the title from this window by clicking on the title and using the green handles. You can reset the title/s position and scale by double-clicking on the title.
Click on the Preview In and Preview Out buttons to preview the transition animations.
The variable text field lets you edit all the parameters of the currently selected title.
Edit the title values, from text to color in the editor or open the Title Designer by clicking on the "Title Designer" button to completely edit every facet of the title.
Setting Up NDI
Select NDI from the Outputs Menu in the Titler Live interface.
Note: On Windows systems you can also select AirSend, the classic two channel TriCaster option.
With NDI selected, each Playlist tab becomes a unique NDI channel.
To create a new NDI channel, just add a tab by clicking on the + to the right of the tabs.
Click directly in the tab name to change it. This becomes the NDI channel name.
In this example project, we have three NDI channels - "Bugs", "Lower 3rds" and "Scoreboard."
Note: With AirSend, each tab is not a unique channel. Right click on the tab to select which of the two channels to use.
TriCaster Setup (3.2)
TriCaster 3.2 supports NDI, but still within the constraints of two channels, assigned to NET1 and NET2.
To select the NDI receive channel, click on the setup button for NET1 or NET2.
The drop-down menu displays every NDI channel currently available from Titler Live. Simply click on a channel to select it.
TriCaster Setup (4.0)
To set up TriCaster 4.0 software to receive NDI from Titler Live, click on the Setup Button for one of the Inputs.
Note that it displays every NDI channel currently available from Titler Live. Simply click on a channel to select it.
Playing The Title
For the easiest way to quickly play titles, use the play button. You can play multiple titles at once.
Note: The dot will be replaced with a play button in an upcoming release.
The title plays on its matching NDI channel to the TriCaster.
Click again on the play button to play the title out.
You can preview titles going out to the TriCaster through the Live Monitor panel.
The Live Monitor displays a grid of all channels, each labeled with its corresponding name.
In our example, we have three active NDI channels.
This shows exactly what is currently playing on each of the NDI channels.
Multiple Title Playback
Play multiple titles at once on one NDI channel or play individual titles at the same time, each on a separate NDI channel.
You may also play multiple titles on multiple channels at the same time.
Let's start with how to send graphics independently on multiple channels, then how to send multiple graphics on one channel.
Taking advantage of NDI's unlimited channels, we can put a different graphic on each channel and then mix them together on the TriCaster.
In this example, we have the "Network" bug on tab/ NDI channel "Bugs."
and "Your Name Here" lower third on tab/ NDI channel "Lower 3rds."
Connect each NDI channel individually on the TriCaster as an individual input, for example Net1 and Net 2.
Note: In the case of AirSend, they can ONLY be Net1 and Net2.
On the Tricaster, switch each channel on and then trigger playback of each title in Titler.
It looks like this on the TriCaster:
Conversely, you can play two or more titles simultaneously on one channel. This has several advantages:
- It only uses one channel, which is primarily a concern for AirSend users.
- The multiple titles can be prepared, previewed and played from one tab in Titler Live. When titles are closely related and laid out as components of one scene, this can be preferable.
Use TriCaster macro commands to remotely control titles from the switcher.
Download a printable list of macro commands here.