When you start Smart Renderer as an end-user software, you see its interface:
It consists of a menu (File, Help), a control panel to add segments to the application and process the rendering, and also a list of segments.
There are 3 steps you should complete to render segments of source MXF files into a new MXF file:
- Add several segments
- Set in- and out- points for the segments
- Render the segments
Adding new segments
You can add a new task in several ways:
- When there are no tasks in a list, Add New Segment button is available. Press the button to open a file dialog where you can select source files. Once there is any transcoding task added, the button is hidden.
- With Add File button, you can select more source files.
- With Add Folder button, you can select a folder from which the application uses all the files it can process.
- Drag-n-drop files from File Explorer.
- Ctrl+N keyboard shortcut to add a new file.
- Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut to add a new folder.
- File -> Add File menu item.
- File -> Add Folder menu item.
If Smart Renderer can't process a selected file, it returns you a warning message.
When you have several segments added, the interface looks like this:
You can remove segments with button at the right of each segment. To remove all the tasks, use File -> Remove All Tasks or use the Ctrl+X keyboard shortcut.
A segment includes the following information:
- File duration
- Frame rate
- Timecode type
- Start timecode
- End timecode
Note: all the files should have the same frame rate and the same timecode type in order to be properly rendered.
Setting in- and out- points
You can set the segment durations with the In and Out controls:
Select either hours, minutes, seconds, or frames, and edit the selected value. You can use a mouse wheel or type digits to set the target values.
Set the values for all the segments you'd like to render.
Rendering the Segments
Once you are fine with the segments and their in- and out- points, you are ready to glue them together and get a resulting file. For this, press the button. You should set the target filename and wait for the resulting notification. If everything has been rendered properly, you'll get the following:
It is very similar to license activation of mediaEngine Express. You should send a license request to the Nablet team, and implement the license key once you've received it.