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The General tab of the Smoke Setup utility enables you to configure the following application settings.
- Video Device
Use this setting to specify the video output device to be used with Smoke. If your Mac is equipped with an AJA Kona 3 card, select KONA 3.
- Audio Device
Use this setting to specify the audio output device to be used with Smoke. If your Mac is equipped with an AJA Kona 3 card, select AJA. Otherwise, select CoreAudio to use the default sound card of your workstation.
NoteYou can only use the AJA card as an audio device if you also set the AJA card as the video device. Similarly, you can only use CoreAudio if the AJA card is not set as the video device.
- Reserved Application Memory
Use this field to specify the amount of memory allocated for Smoke frame buffers. In most cases, you should leave this setting to Automatic
. The default configuration is sufficient for most projects, regardless of the different resolutions you may be working with.
- Max Library Size
Use this setting to define the maximum size of any single clip library, in megabytes. The higher the value, the more memory the application uses. Using a larger value reduces memory fragmentation, which optimizes memory use.
NoteTo run Smoke, you must have at least 10 megabytes of free hard drive space in addition to the value set by this field.
- Network Panel Display
Use this setting to filter the list of remote media storage volumes that are displayed in the Network panel. Select ShowMounted
to see only media storage volumes that are mounted and available on the Wire network, or ShowAll
to show all media storage volumes available on the network without checking whether they are mounted.
NoteUsing ShowAll slightly reduces the time needed for your application to start, as no checks are performed on remote media storage volumes.
- Default Web Browser
Use this setting to specify the Web browser used by Smoke to browse the Help and view HTML tables of contents for archives. Set this option to open
to use the default Web browser.
- Cleaner Export Destination Path
If you are using Autodesk®
XL digital video mastering and encoding software, use this field to define the default path on a Microsoft®
workstation where clips are saved after encoding by Cleaner XL. The default path you enter appears in the Cleaner Destination Path field when you select Cleaner
in the Format Box of the Image Export menu. You can edit the path there. If there is an ftp path in the output profile, the ftp path is used as an additional destination for encoded jobs. See your application help.
- Archive Size
Use this field to define the maximum size for a file archive in MB. The default value is 1024MB.
- Default Location
Use this field to define the default location for archives created in Smoke. The default location is /var/tmp/archive
- Table of Contents Location
Use this field to define the location where online HTML and ASCII tables of contents are saved when archiving. The default location is /usr/discreet/archive
NoteIf you prefer to edit these parameters directly in the application configuration file, click Manual Edit. Be very careful when working with the configuration file. Incorrect settings may make your application unusable.
When you have finished configuring these settings, click Apply to save them. If you want to revert to the last saved configuration, click Reload. Note that this will undo unsaved changes in all the tabs of the Smoke Setup utility.