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Why do I only see 1 overlay channel in vMix?

If you are using the vMix Free Basic or vMix Basic HD editions, then you will only see 1 overlay channel button active. The 2,3,4 overlay channel buttons will be disabled (greyed out):
 
 
This is because the Free Basic and Basic HD editions only support 1x Overlay Channel. We have a vMix Software Comparison Table on our purchase page which shows what each edition of vMix supports and includes:
 
 
Whilst the Free Basic and Basic HD editions only support 1x Overlay Channel, all other editions of the software support all 4x Overlay Channels.
 
If you would like to have access to 4 Overlay Channels, you can upgrade to a higher edition of the software by only paying the difference.
For customers with the Free Basic, simply visit our Purchase Page and choose a full edition to purchase, such as the vMix HD edition -
For customers with the Basic HD edition, you can upgrade to a higher edition with more features by visiting our Upgrades Page -
You will only pay the price difference between the the two.
 
Alternatively, users of the Free Basic and Basic HD editions can also take advantage of the Input Multiview feature which will allow you to combine up to 4 layers together into a multiview, from your 4 total inputs.
Input Multiview Tutorial Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvl6v1GX_-A
 
 

Last Updated: Friday, 21 September 2018 3:17:35 PM