Viz Multiplay User Guide

Version 3.0 | Published October 23, 2020 ©

Configuring the User Interface

This section covers the following topics:

Layout Options

  • For a list of supported browsers, see Configuring Clients.

  • Channels are collapsible individually and their size can be adjusted, see Resizing and collapsing channels.

  • Viz Multiplay can be run in portrait mode, which allows more space for displaying channels.


Configure how Viz Multiplay looks in your display from the tool bar using Settings, Hide Sources Pane and Show pane, and 1-Tap Mode.

Click on the Viz Multiplay logo for version information, as well as links to documentation and third party licenses.

Hide Sources Pane and Show pane


Click the Show/Hide button in the toolbar to toggle both the Show Pane and The Sources Pane on/off.

New and Open


Create a new Show or open an existing one.



Open the Viz Multiplay Settings window from the tool bar.

  • From the General Tab, you can change the thumbnail size, show/hide the status bar, and set whether to display a preview in the Program column when clips are taken to air.

  • Use the Profiles Tab to individually configure Profiles, Channels, Viz Engine handlers and Viz Video handlers, as well as easily configure video walls.

  • Use the Workspaces Tab to create Workspaces, which define which sets of channels are hidden from view for each type of user.

  • The Inboxes Tab allows setup of one or more global shows in which multiple users can ingest new elements (images, clips, graphics) simultaneously. These elements are available to the Viz Multiplay operator instantly.

  • Use the Servers Tab to configure preview servers and MAM systems that help to search media quickly.

1-Tap Mode


When 1-Tap mode is enabled, the Armed column is hidden and tapping an element or shortcut in the Media column will take it directly to Program. In this mode, elements can still be dragged between channels, or dragged to the program channel.

When 1-Tap is disabled, tap arms an element. Tap in the Arm column to take it to Program. Drag elements to the preview pane to preview them.

Cleanup and Initialize


Cleanup unloads resources from the Viz Engines in the current profile, while Initialize loads the scene resources of the Show onto the Viz Engines in the profile. See Preparing and Playing Out Content.


Display the keyboard shortcuts in Viz Multiplay. See Keyboard Shortcuts.

On Air Mode


Click this button to toggle between on and off air mode. In On Air Mode, the button turns red and is labelled ON AIR. In Off Air Mode, the button is grey and labeled OFF AIR. Some functions in the user interface that are used for sending items to air in On Air Mode are not available in Off Air Mode. This is in order to hinder elements from accidentally being sent to air while editing a show or channel.

The following panels and columns are hidden in Off Air Mode:

Tablet Set-up

As space is limited on a tablet, a compact layout is provided automatically. You can also consider using the following display settings:

Resizing and Collapsing Channels

Channels can be custom-sized, expanded by row or collapsed entirely.

Set Custom Channel Size

  1. Hold down ALT.

  2. Hover the cursor over the top edge of a channel header until the cursor turns into a row separator (row resize cursor).


  3. Drag the separator up or down as desired.

Resizing Channels from the Context Menu

Expand Channels by Multiple Rows

  1. Right-click the channel header and select the Set Height menu item:


  2. Select the desired row height.

Auto Resize

Select Auto to enable automatic creation of new channel rows when new items are added to a full row.

Collapsing Channels

Collapse a Single Channel from View

  • Click the channel header to collapse individual channels.

Collapse or Expand Multiple Channels from View

  1. Right-click a channel header.

  2. Click Collapse All (or Expand All depending on the objective).


  3. All channels in the Media Tab collapse:

Tip: Use the keyboard shortcuts SHIFT + C and SHIFT + E to collapse and expand all channels, respectively.

Tip: If a profile contains several video walls, the interface can quickly become crowded with channels. Create different workspaces to hide channels. The workspace is a personal setting that is specific to each Viz Multiplay client.