Record the program out or video sources to a file on disk

mimoLive can be used to record the program output to disk. This is useful for example in the following use cases:

  • Handing off to post production
  • Re-encoding for upload to YouTube, Facebook or any other video platform
  • Archiving a live stream in high quality
  • Record clean video streams of your cameras

Adding a File Recording Output Destination

Add a new File Recording Output Destination to your Output Destination list by clicking the + button on top of the list in the right most column of your mimoLive document. A popover window will appear with all the Output Destination options available. After double clicking the File Recording Output Destination icon a new instance will appear in the Output Destination list.

Setting up the File Recording Output Destination

The Start with show and Stop with show options control if the Output Destination should start and stop together with the Start/Stop Show Button. Just remember that the Output Destination may always be activated and deactivated manually by clicking its activation button.

In the Video popup you can select wether you want to record the Program Output or a specific Video Source from the Sources Repository. By adding multiple File Recording output destinations you can record multiple cameras and the Program Output simultaneously.

In the Audio drop down menu you can select which audio will be will be recorded with your file: Either the Program Out Audio Mix, a specific custom Audio Mix or any audio source that has an associated audio source with it. Please refer to Audio Mix Panel to learn more about setting up audio mixes.

The Folder text field specifies where a new file recording will be saved. For your convenience you can select the Choose… button to select a folder from a file dialog window.

Clicking the Show Recent Recordings button brings up the Recent Recordings window.

Advanced Settings

Clicking the File Settings button reveals the Advanced Settings section.

The File Name field defines the naming format for the automatically created recording files. The final path name with all tokens resolved is displayed below. The following values are available:

  • %document
  • %year
  • %month
  • %day
  • %hour
  • %minute
  • %second
  • %extension

The Video Format menu allows the selection of a video format for the file recording. The following formats are available:

  • Apple ProRes 422
  • Apple ProRes 4444 (includes alpha channel for transparency)
  • Apple ProRes 422 HQ
  • Apple ProRes 422 LT
  • H.264
  • HEVC (macOS 10.13 and newer)

The Audio Format menu allows the selection of an audio format for the file recording. The following formats are available:

  • Linear PCM
  • ACC

Monitoring Live Performance

Once the Output Destination was toggled live its settings view is replaced by a status view displaying performance data in realtime. Refer to Monitoring Performance for details on performance monitoring in mimoLive.

Clicking the looking glass button underneath the Output Destination’s activation button reveals the currently recorded file in the Finder.


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