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engelschall  
#1 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:08:32 AM(UTC)
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In OBS Studio one can use the ultra-useful add-on plugin "Source Mirror" to mirror the content of any source or even a complex scene into a new regular source in order to apply new filters and others things on top of the (mirrored) content. In vMix, it seems only the instance-limited (max 3) "Mix" inputs are somewhat of this kind, but because of a maximum of 3 instances, this input is practically useless to be used for this purpose.

I've now multiple times hit the wall by recognizing that one cannot easily create an input in vMix hich really 1:1 mirrors/inherits the content of a source input in order to allow me to apply e.g. a chroma-key effect or apply a Virtual PTZ functionality on the source input AND THEIR MERGED IN layers of the source input.

The "Create Virtual Input" functionality looks(!) like this, but it isn't, because it mirrors/inherits the main content layer and the layers 1-10 individually(!) instead of merging/mixing/pre-rendering the main content layer and the layers 1-10 of the source input into the new main content layer of the target input.

So, what I would like to see in vMix is a new type of input which has the same layer merging/mixing/pre-rendering functionality of "Mix", but without any Preview/Program mixing functionality and without the nasty max-3-instance limitation. This would make vMix even cooler and opens the door for more flexible input setups and this way more complex events.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2022 4:46:23 PM(UTC)
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Would, if implemented, Flattening solve your problem? See
https://forums.vmix.com/...yers-for-Easier-Cropping
engelschall  
#3 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:53:17 PM(UTC)
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Yes, indeed. Such a "flatten" feature would also solve my problems. Unfortunately, it isn't available in vMix and the alternatives (using the max-3-instances "Mix" input and the NDI-export-and-re-import workaround) are not really practically usable. So, I really hope that in the next vMix version we get such a "flatten" functionality...
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#4 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:42:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: engelschall Go to Quoted Post
Yes, indeed. Such a "flatten" feature would also solve my problems. Unfortunately, it isn't available in vMix and the alternatives (using the max-3-instances "Mix" input and the NDI-export-and-re-import workaround) are not really practically usable. So, I really hope that in the next vMix version we get such a "flatten" functionality...


v25 also has the OUTPUT as input directly!
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#5 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:39:51 AM(UTC)
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But this "Output" input is just for the "official" outputs, right? Do you really recommend that whenever one needs to apply a chroma-key or a virtual PTZ on an (intermediate) input, one should first send this input to an output and then get it back as an input in order to apply anything on it? How many "Output" inputs can be used at all? For "Mix" input we have at least 3 instances. How many "Output" can be used?
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