vMix Full Screen and MultiView
Written by Paul Richards on October 26, 2020
vMix Full Screen and MultiView
There are lots of ways you can output video from vMix. You may be considering using vMix for live streaming or recording. Still, you may also want to send signals to projectors or external monitors. This could be for IMAG (image magnification) or simply to enhance production workflow by viewing the output, preview, or program views in an external monitor. In some studios, full screen outputs are used to power confidence monitors used by on screen talent.
One way to handle external video is through the Fullscreen button located at the top center of the interface. There are many options for what is fed to this output. It can be connected to a monitor or projector through your computer’s graphics card.
With vMix, it is recommended that you use a dedicated GPU (graphics processing unit). The software is optimized to take advantage of this additional processing power. It will take some of the workload off your CPU which can lead to better performance. These cards also tend to have multiple outputs. That allows you to take advantage of the numerous ways you can output video from vMix.
Before you get started with Fullscreen, connect the additional display to your graphics card and be sure Windows recognizes it. In the Windows Screen Resolution control panel, configure it to “Extend these displays.”
With most production setups, you will have one output from your graphics card connected to a monitor to display your vMix interface for switching and control. With the additional screen connected, you can use the Fullscreen option and decide what will go to it. With vMix 4K or Pro, or the fully functional trial, you can add two Fullscreen outputs.
First, in the Settings section, click on Display and choose the display output you want to use for Fullscreen. Next, determine what you want to be sent to this display. By default, it is the final mixed output, but there are other options. Click on the down arrow on the Fullscreen button and choose from Output, Preview, MultiView, or any of the inputs you have set up in your input area.
MultiView is an excellent option if you want an external monitor to display multiple input views. For instance, a typical setup might have the preview window, the output window, and eight commonly used inputs. Suppose another display shows up to 16 inputs at once. You could choose to have all your inputs displayed in the MultiView. To adjust what is shown in the MultiView, go to the settings menu, select Outputs/NDI/SRT. Under MultiView Layout, choose the general layout and then click Customize Layout to specify what should appear in each window of the MultiView.
Full Screen and MultiView are powerful features within vMix that give you a new level of flexibility and control. The more you dig into the features of vMix, the more important these viewing options will become.
Start Learning vMix
- What is vMix. Learn here
- Getting Started with the vMix interface here
- Learn how to work with vMix inputs here
- Mixing Inputs Together with vMix Multiview here
- Learn about vMix titles here
- Learn how to mix Audio in vMix
- Learn how to use VST3 audio plugins with vMix here
- Learn all about vMix settings here
- Learn about how to use vMix Full Screen and Multiview here
- Learn how to record video with vMix here
- Learn how to live stream with vMix here
- Learn how to use vMix video overlay channels here
- Learn how to make Stinger Transitions in vMix here
- Learn how to use social media comments in your live stream with vMix Social here
- Learn how to use vMix shortcuts here
- Learn how to use GT Title Editor to make custom vMix titles here
- How to use vMix Call to bring guests in your live stream here
- How to control vMix remotely with the web controller here
- How to use vMix color correction tools here
- How to use virtual sets with vMix here
- How to use NDI with vMix here
- How to control PTZ cameras in vMix here
- Learn how to connect vMix with Zoom using the virtual webcam output here
- Learn how to use automated playlists with vMix here
- Learn how to use data sources with vMix here
- Learn how to use vMix triggers here