TriCaster Troubleshooting - iVGA

How come my iVGA signal looks fuzzy on the TriCaster?

The iVGA signal may look fuzzy on a TriCaster due to what's called "down-scaling" where iVGA takes a high resolution computer signal and scales it down to a standard definition TV signal.

To give you an idea, a typical 19" computer monitor uses a resolution of 1280 x 1024, if iVGA is enabled on this computer TriCaster is going to take that signal and size it to 720 x 486. That means that this computer monitor's resolution is over three and a half times larger than a typical TV signal the TriCaster broadcasts.

Small fonts such as what you're viewing on this page will, for the most part remain illegible when viewed on the TriCaster through iVGA. If you're creating presentations or graphics for iVGA keep in mind the scale of what you're creating before you finish.

Other suggestions to improve both the quality and even the framerate for iVGA would be to lower your computer's desktop resolution. This will in turn make everything appear larger and therefore TriCaster will not have to scale down as much. To do this, go to Control Panel > Display > Settings and change Screen Resolution to something low, like 1024 x 768 or even 800 x 600 if you can.