The V-160HD has an AUX video bus that will output any source assigned to the cross-point buttons, without Picture in Picture (PinP) and Downstream Key (DSK) overlays.
If you need an additional AUX bus, this guide will help you repurpose one of the PinP layers and output it fullscreen via the Sub Program video bus.
Sub Program is basically a remix of Program, meaning you can choose which PinP and DSK layers are visible on those video buses.
In this setup, you will disable PinP 4 on Program and disable PinP 1 through 3 on Sub Program.
You can also disable DSK 1 and 2 on Sub Program if you want a clean output.
Once you make PinP 4 fullscreen and enable it, you can select it's source using the hardware panel, giving you another switchable AUX bus.
Remember that PinP 4 needs to be enabled on PGM at all times for this to work, otherwise you will see the selected PGM source on Sub Program as well as Program.
First, decide which outputs you want to assign the AUX and Sub Program buses to. You can assign a bus to more than one output.
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > HDMI/SDI OUT X > AUX
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > HDMI/SDI OUT Y > Sub Program
Next, change the visible PinP and DSK layers for both Program and Sub Program.
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Program Layer > PinP & Key 4 > Disable
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Sub Program Layer > PinP & Key 1 > Disable
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Sub Program Layer > PinP & Key 2 > Disable
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Sub Program Layer > PinP & Key 3 > Disable
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Sub Program Layer > PinP & Key 4 > Enable
If you do not want your DSK layers to appear on Sub Program, disable these as well.
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Sub Program Layer > DSK 1 > Optional
- Menu > 1: Video Assign > Sub Program Layer > DSK 2 > Optional
Next, resize PinP 4 to 100%, remove the window border, and enable the fullscreen PinP with the "PGM" button.
- Menu > 7: PinP & KEY > PinP & KEY 4 > Window - Size > 100%
- Menu > 7: PinP & KEY > PinP & KEY 4 > Window - Border Width > 0
Note that PinP 4 will not appear in the PGM window on the Multi-View, but it appears in fullscreen on your outputs that are assigned to the Sub Program video bus.
You can change the PinP 4 source by pressing the "Source (SWAP)" button, and choosing your source using the multi-function Mode buttons.
To return to the previously selected Mode, press "Source (SWAP)" again.
Prevent Scenes From Changing Settings
Your Picture in Picture settings are affected by Preset Memory (aka Scene) recalls. If you plan to create scenes, save the setup from this guide to each memory slot you plan to use, so that when you start creating and saving your scenes, the Video Assign and PinP 4 menu settings will remain intact.
You can also protect these settings from recalls by turning off these menus in the Load Parameter submenu.
- Menu > Preset Memory > Load Parameter > Video Assign > Off
- Menu > Preset Memory > Load Parameter > PinP & Key > Off *
*If you turn off PinP & Key here, none of the 4 PinP layers will be affected by recalls, so you may want to leave this on.
Using Demo Macros
The V-160HD has some demo mode macros programmed into it, to help get you familiar with this powerful feature. Using these macros is not recommended for the workflow in this guide, as some macros will modify PinP 4.
You can edit or delete these macros as needed in the Macro menu.
Video Bus Assignments and Layers: pages 14 and 75 in the Reference Manual.
Picture in Picture: pages 28 and 79 in the Reference Manual.
Downstream Keyer: pages 30 and 81 in the Reference Manual.