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Program and Preview channels

Setting a Channel to "Program" or "Preview" defines the default channel that will be used when taking graphics to air or to preview.

At the bottom left of the Studio interface you will find a couple or more monitors, , each of those monitors represent a Channel of the current profile.


Define program and preview channels

By clicking on each channel, you will see a list of all the outputs that are connected to that channel.
You will also see “Program” and “Preview” toggle buttons. While working in Studio only one channel can be set as a program, and all the other will automatically be set to preview.

The channel set to program is considered by Studio to be the default channel, and any page that is taken in without a channel associated with it will be taken in on the program channel output.
You can see which channel is define as a program by checking the monitors - the monitor of the program channel will be filled


In the image above the "Video wall" channel is defined as program.

Adding new Channel

For more information about adding new channels see Profile Configuration under “adding a channel”

Changing Channel Preview – Program mode.

To set which channel is set to Program you can use one of the following methods:

Method 1:

This is the easiest and quickest way to do so – if you know which channel you need.

  1. Click on the desired channel monitor at the bottom of Studio main interface
  2. Click on “Program”


Method 2

  1. Click on the profile name on the bottom left of Studio main interfac
  2. Select “Edit Profiles”
  3. In the central column you will see all the channels available and the outputs assigned to each of them. find the channel you want and click on "Program".

Edit profiles



Studio will automatically change all other channels to preview mode.

Setting channel for Template or Page

For more information about how to asssign a channel to a template or page see:

  1. Assign Channels to a Template.
  2. Assign Channels to a specific page.