QTAKE Monitor User Guide 4.6


QTAKE Monitor is the client-side application that connects to QTAKE Stream, QTAKE Server, QTAKE Cloud, and other software or hardware products from the QTAKE ecosystem. It provides multi-camera live monitoring, clip browsing with advanced metadata filters, synchronized playback of multiple clips, metadata collaboration, and more. In a film location or inside a studio, it uses a local wired or wireless network to connect to the stream source. However, it can also connect to QTAKE Cloud over the internet to provide the most advanced remote workflow solution accessible worldwide. QTAKE Monitor app is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Live Streaming

QTAKE uses a proprietary QLS protocol designed to provide secure, ultra-low latency audio, video, and metadata streaming. QTAKE Stream has less than two frames of latency on the local network and less than four frames of latency over a fast internet connection. Internet connection to live stream requires QTAKE Cloud Stream service.

Playback and Notes

QTAKE Server provides independent clip playback and metadata editing through the QTAKE Monitor for iOS and Mac over the local network. Internet access to clips and metadata requires QTAKE Cloud Sync service.


Download the app from the Apple App Store on your selected device.

  • QTAKE Monitor for iOS, iPadOS, macOS Catalina or later, and tvOS

iPad, iPhone, and Mac

The iOS and macOS version of QTAKE Monitor is the most advanced one. In addition to receiving up to 9 local or cloud streams, it provides access to QTAKE Server. This means you can independently browse and play recorded clips and edit rich clip metadata. QTAKE records proxy media on the fly, so remote playback in QTAKE Monitor is available only seconds after the camera cuts.

iOS and macOS System Requirements

Any iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 13 or later.
Any Mac running macOS 10.15 or later.

Apple TV

QTAKE Monitor for tvOS currently only offers streaming and supports both local QTAKE Stream and QTAKE Cloud Stream. Independent playback via QTAKE Sync and QTAKE Cloud Sync is currently not supported.

tvOS System Requirements

Any 4th or later generation Apple TV running tvOS 13 or later.

Windows, Linux, Android

The native QTAKE Monitor app is available only on Apple devices. The web interface is available for clients who wish to connect to QTAKE Cloud Stream from Windows, Linux, Android, or other platforms. See QTAKE Cloud for more info.



In most cases, QTAKE Monitor requires no additional configuration for local network use. However, if you use QTAKE Monitor on a restrictive network, you may need to allow traffic on particular ports depending on the QTAKE Monitor functionality you want to use.

QTAKE Stream

To stream over the local network, enable traffic to and from the following ports on the QTAKE Video Assist System:

  • TCP 7007 (v2.1 and earlier, removed in v2.2)
  • TCP 8560 (v1.6.008 and later) or 7000 (v1.6.006 and earlier)
  • UDP 8567

For QTAKE Cloud Stream, enable traffic for the following:

  • api.qtake.cloud, TCP 443
  • sync.qtake.cloud, TCP 8500
  • stream.qtake.live, UDP 8550 – 8551

Never rely on any particular IP addresses these currently resolve to. The stream.qtake.live record is updated on each new deployment of QTAKE Cloud service instances, which may happen at any time. If you use it to configure your firewall, ensure it polls for changes every few minutes.


To access independent playback over the local network, enable traffic to and from the following ports on the QTAKE Server System:

  • TCP 8500 – 8600
  • TCP 44443

For QTAKE Cloud Sync, enable traffic for the following:

  • api.qtake.cloud, TCP 443
  • sync.qtake.cloud, TCP 8500 – 8501
  • sync.qtake.cloud, TCP 443 and 44443

Feature Details

OS Version Required 13 13 10.15 13 n/a 1
QTAKE Stream  
QTAKE Cloud Stream
Stream Forensic Watermarking
Two-Factor Authentication 2
Push Notifications    
In-Transit Encryption Encryption
End-to-End Encryption  
Maximum Simultaneous Streams 9 9 9 9 9
Local Talkback    
Cloud Talkback  
HEVC Streaming  
VR Support    
Device Orientation-Controlled VR      
Mask, DVE    
Independent Playback    
Clip Metadata
Full Metadata Access    
Metadata Collaboration    
Drawing & Annotation    
User In-Out Ranges    
PDF Reports    
Remote Control of QTAKE    
QTAKE Server Administration    
ScreenPort over Network  
ScreenPort over USB/Lightning    
Recording from ScreenPort    
Camera UI    
1. Requires a compatible web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Opera).
2. Requires an Apple device with QTAKE Monitor installed to receive push notification.

User Account

Please note that a user account is essential for accessing the app’s features. Follow the instructions below to log in or to create your account and unlock a seamless local or remote monitoring journey with QTAKE Monitor app.

App Login

Open the app and click the top-left button.

Click the LOG IN button in the PROJECTS window.

Enter your EMAIL address and click LOG IN.

If the email address is recognized and is associated with a QTAKE Cloud account, you will be asked to enter the password to Log in. Otherwise, you will have to enter a PASSWORD for a new account.

The password must meet security criteria. It must be at least eight characters long and contain at least 3 of the following: lowercase letters, uppercase letters, digits, and special characters.

Optionally, enter your FULL NAME for your co-workers to recognize you.

Click the SIGN UP button and wait for the activation email.

Web Login

Alternatively, you can use the web interface to create your user account. Click the following link to open your web browser and load the QTAKE Cloud login page.

Note that only existing users can use the initial page. If you haven’t registered for a QTAKE Cloud account yet, click the Sign up for an account? link. It will load the Sign Up page.

Enter your EMAIL and a strong PASSWORD. Optionally enter your FULL NAME to allow your co-workers to recognize you. After entering all required information, click the CREATE ACCOUNT button and await the activation email.

Account Activation

After creating an account in the QTAKE Monitor app or using the QTAKE Cloud website, you will receive an activation email to confirm your email address. Click the link contained in the activation email to finalize your QTAKE Cloud account registration.

Two-Factor Authentication

To provide a higher level of security, your QTAKE Cloud Account can be protected using two-factor authentication (TFA). Click the orange ENABLE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION button below the email address.

Alternatively, switch to the USERS list and swipe left on the user to reveal ACCOUNT SETTINGS.

Turn on TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION and allow push notifications. You can authorize multiple devices for TFA and use account settings to manage them.

Authorizing Additional Devices

Authorized devices receive push notifications with verification codes when logging in to your account. You can authorize multiple devices at the same time. To authorize an additional device,

  1. Open the Users section in QTAKE Monitor (located to the left of the Projects tab) on an already-authorized device.
  2. Swipe to the left, over your email in the list, and choose Account Settings.
  3. You will be prompted for your account password.
  4. Find your device in the list of logged-in devices and select it.
  5. Click Authorize.

Recovering Account Access

After enabling TFA, you will receive an email containing your Account Recovery Key. Store this key in a secure location.

In case you lose access to your authorized device,

  1. Open the attached key on a new device and choose Copy to QTAKE Monitor (you might have to unhide this option by More).
  2. You will be prompted for your account password.
  3. On the next screen, disable Two-Factor Authentication.
  4. Re-enable Two-Factor Authentication. It will authorize your new device in addition to any previously authorized devices.
  5. Optionally, review the list of authorized devices below and remove any devices you no longer have access to.

Login Failed - Device token expired

If you encounter this error message, check the Date & Time settings on your iOS or macOS device and make sure Set Automatically is enabled. This setting is vital for a successful authentication process.

Depending on what device you use, you will find the setting in a different location.

  • iOS – check Settings –> General –> Date & Time
  • macOS 13 Ventura and newer – check System Settings –> General –> Date & Time
  • macOS 12 Monterey and earlier – check System Preferences –> Date & Time

Removing Account

If you want to remove your user account from the list of users, you can do so by tapping the Edit button in the top left corner of the window and then tapping the red minus button next to your user account. It will reveal the Forget button which will remove your account from the list. Please note this will only remove the account from the current device, not from QTAKE Cloud.

Deleting Account

If you wish to permanently delete your QTAKE Cloud Account, you can do so in the Users tab of QTAKE Monitor. Either tap Edit, then the red minus button next to your user account, or swipe to the left over the account line. Both will reveal an Account Settings button, which opens a window with an account deletion option among QTAKE Monitor settings.

Local Streaming Instructions

To start a local stream, establish a network connection between the streaming device and the device running QTAKE Monitor. A standard Wi-Fi router will do the job. You can use existing studio infrastructure too, but we recommend using a dedicated Wi-Fi network.

Enable Stream in QTAKE

Launch QTAKE and create a new project or load an existing one. To enable remote discovery via Bonjour, enable STREAM in QTAKE. Click the STREAM button in the bottom row of the interface to display the toolbar. Now click the STREAM button. See STREAM Menu for more information.

Connecting to Local Stream

For streaming, QTAKE employs proprietary QLS (QTAKE Live Stream) protocol.

Starting with QTAKE Pro 2.2, for a client to connect to the local stream, the client has to select TAP TO CONNECT on the Open Project page of the QTAKE Monitor app. Alternatively, the client can use the Scan Project Link button to scan the QR code. Both of these actions will establish a secure local connection to QTAKE, adding it to QTAKE Monitor’s Servers page (the third tab in this dialog window).

Scan QR Code in QTAKE Monitor

QTAKE Monitor application uses Bonjour network discovery to find QTAKE projects on the local network. To enable streaming between the QTAKE Monitor and the streaming device connect both devices to the same Local Area Network.

Launch QTAKE Monitor on the iPad, and a window listing available QTAKE projects will appear. If you see no projects in the list or you do not see the desired project, click the SCAN PROJECT LINK button.

Ask QTAKE operator for a QR code.
Use the Scan Project Link option in Open Project.

Once you scan the QR code, the project name will appear in the list. Tap on the project name to connect. QTAKE Monitor will display two Views and a “Waiting for approval…” message.

Approve the connection from QTAKE

When QTAKE Monitor attempts to connect to QTAKE, one of the sixteen buttons in the STREAM toolbar will become active, displaying the name of the device attempting to connect. You can approve the connection by clicking on the button. It will initiate streaming to the QTAKE Monitor application.

Long-clicking the STREAM button brings up the STREAM SETUP window. Here you can get an overview of the clients connected to QTAKE Stream. This window also allows you to enable TALKBACK from one of the connected clients and also set a CLIENT TITLE that will appear in the STREAM toolbar. The FORGET button allows you to manually disconnect a client to make room for other clients to connect. Note that an active client will try to reconnect even after being disconnected.


When you enable TALKBACK, the client will see a TALK button in the QTAKE Monitor app (bottom right of the interface). Then a QTAKE Monitor client can talk back to the QTAKE operator. Only one client at a time can have talkback enabled. Talkback can also be enabled directly from the STREAM toolbar by long-clicking the corresponding client button. The button will appear brighter, and “Talk” will be added to the label to indicate that TALKBACK is enabled.

See the TALKBACK section for more information on setting up TALKBACK in QTAKE.

You can control the name of the machine running QTAKE as it appears in the app by going to System Preferences - Sharing and changing the Computer Name field.

Cloud Streaming Instructions

QTAKE provides remote streaming over the internet in case clients need to connect to the QTAKE stream from a remote location. It is called CLOUD STREAM because it uses QTAKE Cloud to provide a secure connection between a computer running QTAKE and a client device running QTAKE Monitor.

Enable Cloud Stream in QTAKE

On the QTAKE side, cloud streaming works the same way as local streaming, with a few exceptions:

  • QTAKE computer has to be connected to the internet.
  • QTAKE operator has to be logged in to QTAKE Cloud. See more in the QTAKE Cloud Login section.
  • QTAKE operator’s Cloud Account has to have stream data. See more in the Cloud Stream Data section.
  • QTAKE operator needs to invite QTAKE Monitor client. See more in the Cloud Stream section.
  • After the client connects, a prompt in QTAKE will appear asking to enable cloud stream for this client.

Clients need to take the following steps to receive the Cloud stream:

  • Device running QTAKE Monitor has to be connected to the internet.
  • QTAKE Monitor user has to be logged in to QTAKE Cloud.
  • Client needs to open an email from the QTAKE operator and click the link.
  • QTAKE Monitor will open and load the project.
  • After the QTAKE operator approves a connection, streaming will start automatically.

Open Cloud Stream Project on Apple TV

After logging into QTAKE Monitor for Apple TV, active projects associated with your QTAKE Cloud Account will automatically appear in the app. If there is no active stream from QTAKE at that time, the project will not appear.


QTAKE Monitor supports up to nine Views. These, mirror the Views of the connected QTAKE system in their default, automatically patched state.

MAIN SCREEN in QTAKE Monitor consists of the top bar, View area, sidebars, and toolbars.

Top Bar

The top bar of the main screen is always visible to allow access to essential functions. The only exception is a full-screen mode, which you can access by reverse pinching the View.


The top-left button shows the title of the active project. Tap this button to open the PROJECTS window with the list of available projects. Each project has a name on the left side and a label on the right. Tap the project to initiate a connection to QTAKE.

  • Orange LIVE label means the project is available for local network streaming.
  • Pink LIVE label is displayed when the project is available for Cloud streaming over the internet.
  • Green PLAY label marks the project available for clip playback and metadata editing.
  • Gray PLAY label shows that the server is offline, but local playback is available, or your user has not been approved by QTAKE Server.
  • Gray OFFLINE label means that the server is offline.


Tap the HELP button in the project window to reveal touch controls.

  • Tapping a View will make the View active. QTAKE Monitor will only play audio from the active View.
  • Double tapping on either View will toggle between the DUAL/QUAD and SINGLE View.
  • Long-pressing any View will show VIEW MENU.
  • Swiping up or down will switch to the previous or next clip.
  • Panning left or right will scrub the clip to the beginning or end.
  • Swiping down with three fingers will pause that View.
  • Swiping up using three fingers will lock the screen, mute the audio, or access settings.
  • A reverse pinch will bring a View into fullscreen mode.
  • Two-finger tap will take a screenshot.

To take screenshots of all Views, use Three-finger tap.


Next to the project button, you will see a button with V1, V2, V3, V4 segments. Use this control to switch the active View. The active View has a white outline. When QTAKE is recording, the outline will change color to red. QTAKE Monitor will only play audio from the active View.


Long-press this button to switch between DUAL VIEW and QUAD VIEW mode. To switch to a single-view mode, double-tap the desired View.


Utilize this button to promptly access the last recorded take. Tap the arrow on the right of the REPLAY button to show RECENTLY SHOT and RECENTLY PLAYED clips, and tap any of them to load that into active View.


To enter the Browser screen, tap the designated button. If the BROWSE button is not visible, it may be due to your user not being approved by the QTAKE Server or lacking an assigned user role. This discrepancy needs resolution by the QTAKE Server administrator.
For a quick toggle between FULL SCREEN and VERTICAL SPLIT browser modes, perform a long-press action on the BROWSE button.


Use this button to load LIVE clips. The live clip is the clip that the camera is currently shooting. As soon as the camera cuts, a new live clip is created. Tap this button to edit the current take, shot, or scene metadata.


The next button in the top bar is the CLIP | MONITOR segmented button.


In the CLIP mode, the QTAKE Monitor user controls playback. Users can decide which clip to load and review. This mode also gives users access to shared metadata for each clip based on access permissions. Use this mode when you want to review takes independently of video village or when you want to edit notes.


In the MONITOR mode, QTAKE Operator controls playback. It is a standard video village style of centralized control where QTAKE Monitor users passively monitor video assist feeds. Use this mode to remotely watch the QTAKE stream.


The last button in the top bar is the SOURCE selector for each View. There can be various sources available based on project type and access permissions. When the number of active streams changes, a red badge with the number of available streams appears on top of this button.


The MONITOR section will show available live-stream sources. Usually, there is a separate stream available for each camera.


The DEVICE section will show available devices, such as internal cameras or ScreenPort SDI devices, considering the user is approved to record or import clips.


The DISK section will show camera letters of recorded clips available for playback. Setting each View to a different camera letter lets you easily navigate multi-camera projects.


If the CLIP is marked as REHEARSAL in TAKE metadata, the View outline in the View area changes from a solid outline to a dashed outline. QTAKE operator can change this metadata attribute in QTAKE SHOOT ROOM –> CLIP toolbar –> TAKE or QTAKE Monitor user can change it by clicking R in the CLIP metadata TAKE section, considering the user has appropriate permissions granted by the QTAKE Server administrator.

Use the bottom-right button to show sidebar controls. It is a multi-purpose area, and you can switch it between various modes, depending on the project type and access permissions.

If any of the buttons below are not displayed, this could be because your user has not been approved by QTAKE Server administrator or your user has no User role assigned.


The META sidebar shows metadata for the active clip or project. Click the METADATA button to switch between clip and project metadata. Each metadata group uses a different color to make the navigation easier. Access permissions are based on metadata groups. You can have Read, Write, Add, and Remove field permission for each group, based on your user role. If you need to edit metadata for multiple clips simultaneously, select clips in the split browser and use the same sidebar to edit values.


The IN-OUT sidebar shows in-out ranges for the active clip. Ranges marked by QTAKE Operator are using green color. User ranges are blue. Users can mark a unique range and annotate it with text or a drawing.


If the QTAKE Monitor logged-in user assigned Role has Allow Admin Access privileges granted, the ADMIN sidebar will become available. Use this sidebar to manage clients and devices, assign and edit roles, and edit watermark settings the same way as the QTAKE Server administrator can. ADMIN sidebar provides three tabs - Users, Roles, and Watermark located at the lower section of the sidebar represented by icons. Each tab provides the same QTAKE Cloud project settings adjustable via the QTAKE Server app.


Provides the list of all invited clients with email address on the left, and assigned Role on the right. By taping the client line, additional options will pop up.

  • Approve for Cloud Stream
  • Device Limit - Defines how many devices with the same account logged in can access the Cloud Stream originating from the QTAKE Monitor device setting this preference.
    Options are None, One, Two or Three.
  • Assigne Role
  • Set Full Name
  • Set Profession
  • Ban the user


The Roles tab lists by default pre-defined Roles that cannot be deleted, only edited. To edit the list, tap the Edit button. You can add a new custom Role or remove any custom Role. Pre-defined roles are protected and cannot be removed.

By tapping a Role line, you will enter Role-specific permissions, and you can edit them.

  • Require Connection
    • No – Connection to QTAKE Cloud or local QTAKE Server is not required.
    • Any Server – Connection to QTAKE Cloud or a local QTAKE Server is required.
    • Local Server – Connection to a local QTAKE Server is required.
  • Require Passcode – Client devices have to be protected by a passcode or password to be able to use the app.
  • Allow Admin Access – Grants permission to access the ADMIN menu from QTAKE Monitor sidebar.
  • Allow Screenshots – Grants permission to take screenshots of views. If a Role does not have this permission, it also affects system-level screenshots and screen recording – the views will be blacked out.
  • Watermark – Watermark configuration.
  • Allow Downloads – Allow clip downloads and caching into internal app storage.
  • Allow Recording and Import
  • Add Metadata Groups – Allows creating custom metadata groups.
  • Remove Metadata Groups – Allows removing custom metadata groups.

Below the permissions, you will see the list of default metadata groups and currently granted permissions for that group. Tap a group name to manage permissions for the Metadata group. You may grant permission to Read, Write, Add Fields (add custom Metadata items within the group), Remove Fields (remove custom Metadata items within the group), and assign color to the group.


By tapping the Enable button, you will activate the QTAKE Stream watermark. You can adjust Opacity, Text, Alignment, Vertical Position, and Max Size.
Additionally, you can adjust the Client’s name Alignment, Vertical Position, and Max Size.


You can turn QTAKE Monitor into a streaming device as it features the ability to stream into QTAKE Cloud. STREAM sidebar provides three tabs - Stream Clients, Stream Settings, and Watermark located at the lower section of the sidebar represented by icons.

Note that the QTAKE Monitor logged-in user must have Allow Streaming privileges granted for his assigned Role to have the STREAM option in the sidebar.

Stream Clients

This tab has the global Enable Stream button, which activates the QTAKE Monitor Cloud Stream function. The majority of the tab space takes the list of clients. Each line represents one invited client.
You can Approve clients by tapping the empty circle at the beginning of the client line. By tapping the ticked circle, you will unapprove the client. Tap the client name to enter client-specific options:

  • Approve for Cloud Stream
  • Device Limit - Defines how many devices with the same account logged in can access the Cloud Stream originating from the QTAKE Monitor device setting this preference.
    Options are None, One, Two or Three.
  • Assigne Role
  • Set Full Name
  • Set Profession
  • Ban the user

There is the plus button at the top left corner of the sidebar. Tap on it to invite clients. You will be asked to enter a client’s email address.
The Done button, located at the top right corner, will hide the sidebar.

If the client’s email address is not a registered QTAKE account, a client will have the option to register.

Stream Settings

This tab features the global Enable button, which activates the QTAKE Monitor Cloud Stream function.

QTAKE Monitor can stream a maximum of two Views at the same time. Depending on the app’s Number of Views setting, you will see all available Views listed. Set the Views you want to stream to YES.

Additionally, you can

  • Allow Stream Passthrough
  • Set the Maximum Size of the stream
  • Set Bit Rate

The status section provides general Cloud Stream information:

  • Last Updated
  • Data Usage current QTAKE Credits consumption
  • Data remaining QTAKE Credits remaining balance


On top of Admin watermark settings, you can adjust the watermark from this sidebar option as well.


The FX sidebar serves as a control center for applying View effects.
When you apply an effect to a View, a checkmark appears next to the effect title, indicating its activation. To manage the effect settings, you can expand or hide them by clicking the arrow located on the left side of the effect title.

Available View effects:

  • Scope category – You can only apply one scope effect on a view at the same time. Applying an additional SCOPE effect on a View will automatically disable the previously applied one, leaving only one actively applied.
    • Waveform
    • Vectorscope
    • Histogram
    • False Color
    • Focus Peaking
  • Transform
  • Mask
  • VR


Waveform mode is a versatile tool used to analyze video levels. Each column of the source image is represented by the column of the waveform image. The value of each pixel is represented by the row of the waveform image. Dark pixels will show at the bottom, and bright ones will occupy the top of the scope’s image.

The following modes are available:

  • Luma
  • Chroma
  • YCbCr Parade
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • RGB Overlay
  • RGB Parade

On top of modes, you can adjust waveform Intensity, Quality, Opacity (depending on selected Position), Size, and Position.


Vectorscope mode puts each pixel into a circle, where the distance from the center represents saturation, and the angle represents hue. ZOOM value is available to scale up the vectorscope image.

You can adjust vectorscope Intensity, Quality, Opacity, Size, and Position.


The histogram accumulates pixels to reveal the distribution of values. The following options are available:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • RGB Overlay
  • RGB Parade

On top of modes, you can adjust histogram Intensity, Opacity (depending on selected Position), Size, and Position.


False color mode helps you identify underexposed and overexposed areas as well as helps the cameraman correctly light and expose skin tones. You can customize the values for the UNDER, MID LOW, MID HIGH, and OVER zones individually.


You can use Focus Peaking to detect and emphasize sharp edges in the image. It helps identify areas in or out of focus. The scope’s image can be superimposed on the original color or monochromatic image using the COLOR field.


Transform is used to apply simple 2D effects, such as zoom, anamorphic, position, orientation, flip, and flop.


The MASK effect is used to mark the region of interest and dim the outside area. You can also use a specified rectangle to crop the image using the CROP TO MASK tool.


Converts video with equirectangular projection to video with rectilinear projection. It allows you to watch and playback VR 360 video. PAN and TILT let you adjust the virtual camera orientation. The FOV value sets the field of view or the “focal length” of the virtual camera.


Views display video. QTAKE Monitor supports up to 9 Views. Each View can display a live stream or a recorded clip. Use the top-right SOURCE button to select the source for each View. HELP SCREEN section describes basic touch controls for Views.


Playback controls in QTAKE Monitor are invisible to avoid obstructing the image. Tap in the middle of a View to reveal them.

  • PLAY PAUSE command is located in the bottom center of the image.
  • PREVIOUS FRAME command is located in the bottom-left corner of the image.
  • NEXT FRAME command is located in the bottom-right corner of the image.
  • GO TO IN MARK command is located in the top-left corner of the image.
  • GO TO OUT MARK command is located in the top-right corner of the image.
  • SCRUB command uses the middle part of the image from left to right edge.


Long press any View to access VIEW MENU. This menu provides quick access to VIEW LAYOUT, CLIP OR MONITOR mode, BROWSE screen, and playback of the last recorded take.


QTAKE Monitor supports High Dynamic Range video in both live stream and playback modes. For best results, please set the Rendering to Deep Color (16-bit) in the Settings.

Screenshot and screen-recording prevention

When high-level content protection is required, QTAKE Operator can turn off Screenshot permission for both live stream and playback modes. It will prevent system-level screenshots, screen recordings, and in-app screenshot functionality.


The forensic watermark utilizes NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking and is also known as an “invisible” watermark. It is a pivotal security feature that adds an imperceptible yet robust identifier to your QTAKE assets.

Fine-tuned to be imperceptible for the best user experience, the forensic watermark is robust enough to withstand manipulation in case of a leak. Forensic watermarking seamlessly integrates with your workflows, providing an additional protection layer for your pre-release content in QTAKE during its creation.

QTAKE Monitor version 4.6.0 and QTAKE Pro 2.2 with FORENSIC license module are required.
If you enable the Forensic watermark for a client without the module or the client uses an earlier QTAKE Monitor version, the specific stream will be disabled until the FORENSIC license is activated or the option is disabled.

When QTAKE enables the Forensic watermark, a small lock icon will appear in the top right corner of the client-side View. This icon serves as an indication that the Forensic watermark feature is actively applied to the content.

Camera UI

When you select an internal camera via Source selector, you can pinch-zoom the View to enter the full-screen dedicated CAMERA UI, which provides camera status and controls.

Focus And Iris

The focus distance and iris (exposure) are controlled via on-screen controls. The rounded rectangle represents FOCUS, while the circle represents IRIS. When set to automatic mode, both controls are drawn using dashed lines and will continuously adjust their parameters according to the captured content. If you want to prevent automatic change, a single tap will switch them to the LOCKED state, represented by the solid line and lock icon.

Manual Controls

Activate manual mode for both focus distance and iris settings with a double-tap gesture. In manual mode, manipulate each control by dragging its represented vertical line upward or downward to adjust the value. This direct manipulation allows precise control over these parameters, enhancing focus and iris accuracy.


The rounded button located in the bottom right corner starts and stops a camera recording. When recording, it will change color to red and display the duration of the current recording.


Use the Zoom bar to adjust the angle of view. Pulling the knob on this bar will simulate the change of the focal length to make objects appear closer or to see more of the surrounding. The further you drag the knob from the center of the bar, the faster this change will be performed. Note that this control is scaling the image digitally since the cameras on iOS devices have a fixed focal length.

Audio Peak Meters

The intensity of captured audio is measured continuously using audio peak meters. Currently, there is no option to control audio input levels within the QTAKE Monitor app.

Camera Settings

The gear icon in the bottom left corner allows you to access camera settings.


The first section of the camera settings provides the following parameters:

  • LENS - selection of a specific camera on your iOS device
  • STABILIZATION - stabilization modes
  • ORIENTATION - landscape or portrait orientation
  • MODE - automatic and manual modes for focus and iris

White Balance

This section provides access to COLOR TEMPERATURE and TINT parameters via multiple presets available in the MODE selector.


This section provides control over these parameters:

  • FORMAT - selection of SD, HD, and 4K resolutions
  • CAPTURE FPS - selection of predefined frequencies (frames per second)
  • COLOR RANGE - full range or video range encoding


Within this section, you can select the CODEC, which encodes captured video using predefined QUALITY presets. Additionally, the COLOR SPACE parameter provides a selection of available color spaces for customization.


Various aspects of QTAKE Monitor functionality can be adjusted using the SETTINGS page. You can access Settings using a three-finger swipe up.

Access the app’s settings on iOS devices through the Settings app. Scroll down to find the QTAKE Monitor app. On top of iOS Permissions, all settings are accessible from here.

  • Save Screenshots to Photos - Screenshots will be saved to the Photos Library.
  • Save Screenshots to Folder - Available on macOS only.
    • Screenshot Folder - Designates folder for saving screenshots.
    • Screenshot Folder Structure - Lets you customize the screenshot folder structure.
  • Copy Screenshots to Clipboard
  • Mute Live - Mutes live signal audio.
  • Mute - Mutes playback audio.
  • Duck Audio While Talking - While talkback is active, live and playback audio is ducked.
  • Auto Play - Automatically starts playback when you load a clip into View.
  • Single-Project Mode - Turning off this setting enables loading different projects into each view.
  • Video Output Mode - Sets output mode to an external monitor using cable or Apple AirPlay
  • View Border Color - You can choose from 3 options. Never, When Recording, When Live or Recording
  • Number of Views - Supports up to 9 Views.
  • Streaming Mode
    • Low Latency - Prioritizes latency over smooth streaming.
    • Dynamic Latency - Automatically adjusts the video delay based on network conditions to achieve smooth streaming with the lowest latency.
    • Static Latency - Uses a static delay of 300 ms (local streaming) or 600 ms (cloud streaming).
  • Stream Packet Mode - This preference controls packet reordering and retransmission of lost stream packets.
    • No Correction
    • Order Correction
    • Low Loss Correction
    • High Loss Correction
  • Enable Bonjour - Use Bonjour to discover QTAKE systems on a local network.
  • Rendering
    • Standard 8-bit
    • Deep Color 16-bit
  • Maximum Render Size - Limiting the render size can improve performance and affect streaming output. Actual render size depends on the input.
    • 540
    • 720
    • 1080
    • 1440
    • 2160
    • Unlimited
  • Apply Display Calibration LUT - To install calibration LUT, first select a “.cube” file and choose open in QTAKE Monitor.
  • Show Screen Locked Message - If you enable this preference, you will get a Screen locked message in views as a reminder when attempting to control the app while the screen is locked.
  • Show Number of Available Streams - The Red badge on the view input selection button will display a number of available streams if enabled.
  • Show LIVE Button - Enable to display LIVE button in the top bar when CLIP mode is active.
  • Show Diagnostic Messages
  • Show Performance Graph - The performance graph will be displayed in Views to monitor performance.

When the QTAKE operator disables screenshots for a particular client in the Stream setup window it affects iOS/macOS screenshots. The content of the Views is black with this setting.