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setup file output & recording mode


Currently MX Light only supports direct recording to .TS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) files. 

Directory & File names

Before recording it is recommended that you select the directory you want to record into.  You can do this by typing into the box directly or clicking the button to the right of the box which will open a directory selector.

Clicking the 'open' button, will open the chosen recording directory in windows explorer.

All recordings have a base name, this is set in the box at the top (MXLRec by default).  If more than one recording with the same base name are made they are named as follows: MXLRec.TS, MXLRec (2).TS, MXLRec (3).TS etc.

For each recording an associated info file is created eg. ''.  These files contain info about the recording including start time, length & the encoder setup.

Failsafe mode

To enable the failsafe recording mode click 'Enable Slice mode'.  Recordings will now be spread across multiple files, located in a unique directory with the .seq extension.  These 'slice sequences' can be converted to a single .TS or a single .mp4 later using the batch processor.  The individual files should not be used individually as they do not end on frame boundaries, so using the batch processor is a requirement when using this mode.

nb. Using this failsafe mode, means that conversion to a single .TS file will require double the disk space of the standard recording mode.

When the 'every' tab is selected, a new slice is generated at a specified time or data size interval.

When the 'at' tab is selected, a new slice is generated when the length of the recording matches the mask value (nb. * = any digit).  This allows eg. a new slice every hour, on the hour.  The button to the right provides preset examples.

Recording cues

During a recording cues can be added using the [+cue] button on the status display or the 'Add cue', 'Add cue (auto)' hotkeys.

These cues can be used to split a finished recording into sections named after the cue name.  For more information see Batch processor - processing, cutting & converting recordings .

Cues can also be used to define replay start points or segments.  For more information see Status display - information & controls .

The 'Add cue offset' value defines the number of seconds added to the timestamp of a cue when it is added.

The default value compensates for the delay between live input & the recording.  This value can be adjusted to suit different situations.  eg. If you want to do live replays, you can set the value to be bigger so that you have more time to set the cue / replay start point.

Post processing

To enable post processing of a recording click 'Enable Post process'.  You can now select a process from the drop-down box that appears, that will be automatically applied to the recording once it has finished.