Video Output Device
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Video Output Device

Device - Video Output Device are device allowing to send video stream out of Smode

If you have one monitor with a full screen output, CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+W will allow you to disable the output
Common Video Output Device represent screens arranged on the OS desktop, but can also be output texture or network stream.
To configure a video output, go inside preferences (F11) and select the video output here :

It is here that you will any kind of output, such as Configure Spout
You can also directly choose here on which screen you want your output to be :

You can also check Configure the Video Output for further details of the process.


  • Signal Monitor (Video Signal Monitor): This allow to display a custom kind of test pattern over the video output device this also allow to freeze the output picture This can be useful when content modification must be done without modifying diffused content. This is also available with the Pause button of the main Smode toolbar.
  • Fit Mode (Fit Mode): Fitting mode of the document content in the video output device
  • Fit Position (2D Position): Fitting position of the document content in thevideo output device
  • Resolution (Image Resolution): Resolution of the video output device in pixels


Null Output - Send nothing

Standard Output - Configure a standard output. This is the one to use for displaying output on a second monitor

Emulated Output - Preview multiple video outputs

Spout Output - Send video stream to Spout (check : Configure Spout)

Syphon Output - Send video stream through Syphon

DMX Output - Use DMX screens