BridgeWIZ supports 3 types of sources:

  • Hardware devices

  • NDI sources

  • Network streams

When you start to configure a source, first you should select a source type.

Hardware sources

This type of source includes professional PCIe-based and USB capture devices. BridgeWIZ supports native integration with the following vendors:

  • Blackmagic Design

  • Magewell

  • Deltacast

  • Bluefish444

  • AJA

Other devices can be recognized by the software if they support DirectShow technology for Windows. For instance, most web cameras support this, so you can find your device (for example, Logitech) here. Game-capturing devices also are supported.

For the hardware sources, you can choose an input video line (for example, SDI or HDI, if available), and video format. If nothing is selected, BridgeWIZ uses an automatic configuration of these parameters.

NDI sources

For NDI signals, you should choose a detected NDI stream. With the current version, this is the only available setting. It means, that a stream that you plan to use as a source should be available publicly. It means that it shouldn’t be linked with any NDI groups. If this using protected NDI streams sounds interesting to you, let us know and we’ll consider this as an update for future versions of BridgeWIZ.

Network streams

BridgeWIZ supports HLS, DASH, RTMP, RTSP, UDP, SRT, and other network protocols as sources. You can use links from YouTube as a source as well.

Just put a link to your stream into the “Stream URL” field to initialize the source.

The “Stream Buffer” setting sets a delay for the input stream. If your stream is stable, you can reduce the buffer value to 0 – in this case a specific “low-latency” mode is activated. For unstable streams, it is better to keep some buffer available.

Audio sources

All the source types contain options to configure an audio and a video conversion.

The audio settings include an option to mix the embedded audio with an external source. With this, you can, for example, mix the original source audio with your personal microphone – just choose the specific device, and the audio channels from the external source will be added to the source audio channels. It means that if you have a stereo source, and you select a microphone as an external source, the audio channel of the microphone will be the 3rd audio channel (or the 3rd and the 4th if this is a stereo source) in the resulting output.

Video conversion

For the video conversion, you can change the resulting resolution and the frame rate for your source. You can upscale an HD source to FullHD, for example, or change the frame rate of your PAL source to the modern 60p streaming standards.

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