Activating external devices from your camera

2021-01-19Last updated

Once an external device has been connected and configured to an output port on your camera, you can manually activate the device directly from your Stratocast™ portal.

What you should know

For more information about the options available on your camera, contact your service provider.


  1. On the View page, select a tile whose camera is streaming live video, and then click Camera options () (Silverlight video player).
    Only camera options that are supported by your camera appear in the Camera options drop-down menu. If your camera does not support any of the available options, this menu does not appear.
  2. Click one of the available Activate output relay buttons.
    Note: The button's label includes a numbered suffix, which corresponds to the port on the I/O terminal connector that the relay is connected to.
    The external device is activated. For example, if a light is connected to a your camera's output port and it is configured to turn on upon activating the output relay, the light turns on once you click Activate output relay.
  3. To deactivate the external device, click the Deactivate output relay button that corresponds to the device.


Watch this video to learn more. Click the Captions icon (CC) to turn on video captions in one of the available languages.