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Configure Overlay Graphics on a Roland Switcher
Configure Overlay Graphics on a Roland Switcher

This step-by-step guide shows how to overlay graphics from Pro Presenter using a Roland Switcher.

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Written by Mindy Worley
Updated over a week ago

In this example, we use a MacBook Pro plugged into Input 1 and one camera plugged into Input 2. We're setting my memory settings to have BLK-L.KEY on Effects B.

Make sure your computer display settings are set to Extend Display.

For a Mac, go to System Preferences, then Displays, followed by Arrangement, and uncheck Mirror Displays.

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For Windows, right-click an empty area on your desktop, and click Display Settings, then click the Multiple Displays drop-down list, select Extend these displays, and Keep changes.

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In Pro Presenter, load the graphics you'd like to use and turn the output button on. It should be green when it is on.

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In the Roland Switcher, click the Memory button and set either Effect A or Effect B to BLK-L.KEY if you have a black background on your graphics or WHT-L.KEY if you have a white background on your graphics.

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Note: Setting the memory effect to BLK-L.KEY will eliminate all blacks in those graphics and making the memory effect WHT-L.KEY will get rid of all whites in those graphics. You can control the settings with the T-bar on the switcher.

Plug your computer into the Roland switcher via HDMI with Pro Presenter open.

Select the camera input (Input 2) as your main program feed on the top row and have the computer input (Input 1) in the preview stage.

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With the Memory B set to BLK-L.KEY, click the ON button and slide the T-bar down to see the graphic you've selected in Pro Presenter.

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After sliding the T-Bar down, your graphics will appear on the program output.

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