Modifying the tile pattern of a video wall - Video Wall 3.1

Video Wall Plugin Guide 3.1

Applies to
Video Wall 3.1
Last updated
2021-07-23
Content type
Guides
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Video Wall
Version
3.1

You can modify the arrangement of the tiles on a video wall from the Security Desk Monitoring task either by changing the pattern of a video wall layout, and then applying it to a video wall, or by changing the pattern on the video wall itself.

What you should know

  • If a video wall layout has already been applied to a video wall, changes made to the layout are not pushed to the video wall.
  • For generic video wall layouts, you can configure a different tile pattern for each page.
  • For EIZO video wall layouts, the tile pattern can only be changed from the first page, and every page will have the same pattern.

Procedure

  1. From the Security Desk home page, open the Monitoring task.
  2. From the entity browser, drag a video wall or a video wall layout to a tile on the canvas.
  3. If you want to modify a video wall entity, click Take control.
  4. From the tile, click Edit pattern.
    The editable area becomes blue.
    NOTE: If you are using a generic video wall layout, you can choose grid placement or free placement.
  5. Add or remove rows and columns as desired by using the Add () and Delete () buttons, or by hovering over the layout to display preview separators.
  6. (Optional) On a generic wall, click Switch to free placement.
    1. Drag the tiles to configure the wall as desired.
      NOTE: You can resize individual tiles using the circles at the corners.
    2. (Optional) Arrange the tiles in layers by selecting a tile and clicking the Bring to front or Send to back buttons.
      Bringing a tile to the front in a layout in free placement mode.
      NOTE: When using a generic wall layout in free placement mode, you can add up to four pages.
  7. Click Done to exit the pattern editing mode.

Example

Depending on the current tile configuration of the video wall, you might see tile separators previewed as dotted lines or displayed in red when hovering over the layout. This example shows how to edit the tile pattern of an EIZO layout using the hover-over method.

The following image shows the preview for adding a separator. Clicking while the preview is displayed adds the separator.

The following image shows the preview for removing a separator. Clicking while the preview is displayed removes the separator, but does not delete the column.
NOTE: For EIZO layouts, the maximum number of rows and columns is 4x4. In this example, the buttons are grayed out because the maximum number of rows and columns is reached.

After clicking the red separator, tiles 6 and 7 will be merged, but the layout will still be considered to have four columns.