The ON-AIR mode enables all performance of the machine to be focused on the actual
Video Output Device
Video Output Device are device allowing to send video stream out of Smode
than on comfort features such as interactive preview or automatic updates of file previews.
The ON-AIR mode can be toggled with the [F9] keyboard shortcut.
Here are the main things than happen when going ON-AIR:
Where you see what is happening in Smode. You can do without it but what would be the point?
Critical commands such as closing the current document or closing the application are disabled
Tooltips are disabled
Automatic computation of file previews is disabled
Unused GPU objects get released
GPU Memory description is not longer updated
The mouse cross is disabled on
Virtual video projectors of Smode stage, used for real life mapping, usually directly connected to the Outputs
The VRam allocated to Notch blocks is purged