Video tab

Here you can define the parameters of the X-Pert Playout video output. The settings will affect all files in the playlist!

Video Standard - specify PAL or NTSC video standard

Field Order – corrects the order of the field.

Flip Image – check this box to flip the video vertically

NOTE: Flip Image will affect all files in the playlist!

Enable gray scale filter - checking this box will enables a scale bar next to the preview window.

Moving the slide bar will change the color mode of the image as follows:

- Moving down - The image will be converted to black-and-white

- Moving up - The image will be returned to the input color parameters

NOTE!: If you want to use the Grayscale option per output, then enable it for each desired output separately by following these instructions.


- Aspect Ratio – the aspect ratio of the video output.

- Aspect/Size Conversion Strategy – it is used to define how the output video will look like if the output aspect ratio is different from the aspect ratio of the files in the playlist.

For example, if the output aspect is set to 4:3, but the clips in the playlist are with a ratio of16:9.

The following settings are available:

Best fit will keep the real size of the image. Two horizontal black bars will be added above and under the video to fill-up the remaining part of the screen. The horizontal size of the video is preserved.

Balanced Letterbox the horizontal black bars will be smaller. Small parts at the two sides of the video will be left out of the screen.

Full screen/Zoom the vertical size of the video will be preserved. Video will be cut equally to the left and to the right.

Stretch using this setting, there will be no black bars on the screen, but a little change in the form of the shapes.

Custom it is used for custom settings. When you select it, the drop-down box at the right side of the Aspect/Size will become active, as well as the Conversion Strategy box. The latter allows you to adjust what portion of the image and what portion of the black bars will be visible in percentage.

For example, if you select 50 %, the result would be like the Best Fit Aspect/Size ratio. At 100% the result will be like Full screen/Zoom, and at 0% – like Letterbox.

- Rescaling In case the source file has a different resolution than the output resolution, there might be some Rescaling of the video.

 No Rescaling if selected, there will not be any rescaling.

 Crop – if the source file has a higher resolution than the output resolution, only the middle part of the video will be visible. If the input video has a lower resolution, the remaining part of the output picture is filled with a black color.

 Standard this setting corresponds to the Low one from the Custom list.

 Custom if pressed, the user has to choose the type of quality from the drop-down list near the relevant radio-button.

NOTE: Working with higher video quality requires more CPU power.

- Resampling In case the source video has a different frame rate than the output one, the following Resampling options are provided:

- No Resampling – there will be no resampling.

- Repeat/Skip – for example, if the output video standard is set to NTSC, but you have to play a file, which belongs to the PAL standard, some frames will be repeated, in order to fill up the frame number to 30. By analogy, some frames could be skipped.

-  Standard corresponds to the 9-Very High quality from the Custom list.

- Custom if selected, you have to select an item by your choice from the drop-down list near this radio-button.