XT3 Technical Reference – Hardware

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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................. III
1.
OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................. 1
1.1 XT3 HIGH-RESOLUTION SERVER.............................................................................................1
1.2 XT3 PROXY SERVER .................................................................................................................2
1.3 UNPACKING ................................................................................................................................2
1.4 DIMENSIONS ..............................................................................................................................2
1.4.1 Video Disk Recorder Main Frame 19 Inches ...........................................................................2
Rack mount 6U.......................................................................................................................................................2
Rack mount 4U.......................................................................................................................................................5
1.4.2 SAS-HDX ................................................................................................................................7
1.4.3 Remote Control Panel .............................................................................................................8
1.4.4 10” Touch Screen Video Monitor.............................................................................................8
1.4.5 18” Touch Screen Video Monitor.............................................................................................8
1.4.6 Keyboard.................................................................................................................................9
1.4.7 Tablet ......................................................................................................................................9
1.5 INSTALLATION............................................................................................................................9
1.6 SAFETY, COMPLIANCE AND OPERATING CONDITIONS ........................................................9
1.6.1 Safety ......................................................................................................................................9
1.6.2 EMC Standards.....................................................................................................................10
1.6.3 EMC Warning ........................................................................................................................11
1.6.4 CE Marking ...........................................................................................................................11
1.6.5 Power Supply ........................................................................................................................12
Specifications .......................................................................................................................................................12
Environmental Conditions .....................................................................................................................................12
1.7 VENTILATION & RACK MOUNTING .........................................................................................13
1.8 XT3 SERVER MAIN SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................13
1.8.1 Electric Specifications ...........................................................................................................13
1.8.2 Video Specifications ..............................................................................................................14
1.8.3 Audio Specifications ..............................................................................................................14
1.8.4
1.8.5
1.8.6
1.8.7
1.8.8
Audio Analog and Digital Configurations...............................................................................................................14
Audio Processing .................................................................................................................................................15
Video Codecs & Bitrates .......................................................................................................15
Supported Codecs................................................................................................................................................15
Target Bitrate Range and Default Values .............................................................................................................15
Content Transfer Encoding and File Header ......................................................................................................... 16
Recording Capacity for XT3 Servers .....................................................................................17
Disk Storage.........................................................................................................................................................17
Figures in Recording Capacity Tables ..................................................................................................................17
Recording Capacity in Hours for 5 Disks (4+1) RAID Configuration – 50Hz .......................................................... 18
Recording Capacity in Hours for 6 Disk (5+1) RAID Configuration – 50Hz ............................................................ 19
Recording Capacity in Hours for 5 Disk (4+1) RAID Configuration – 59.94Hz ....................................................... 20
Recording Capacity in Hours for 6 Disk (5+1) RAID Configuration – 59.94Hz ....................................................... 21
Supported SMPTE Standards ...............................................................................................22
Maximum Bitrate values ........................................................................................................22
AVID DNxHD ® and APPLE ProRes 422..............................................................................23
Introduction ..........................................................................................................................................................23
Video Bitrate Compatibility with Avid and Apple Products .....................................................................................23
Choices of Bitrates when Using Avid DNxHD® or Apple ProRes 422 with EVS XT3 Servers ............................... 24
Important Recommendations................................................................................................................................28
1.8.9 Raid level: 3 ..........................................................................................................................28
1.8.10 Interpolation ..........................................................................................................................28
2-line Interpolator .................................................................................................................................................29
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4-line Interpolator .................................................................................................................................................29
2.
CABLING .............................................................................................................. 30
2.1 XT3 REAR PANEL .....................................................................................................................30
2.1.1 Overview on Rear Panel Configurations ...............................................................................30
2.1.2 Rear Panel Description .........................................................................................................30
2.1.3 Configurations on XT3 ..........................................................................................................33
Available Audio Connectivity ................................................................................................................................33
XT3 6U with 6-Channel Configuration...................................................................................................................34
XT3 4U with 4-Channel Configuration...................................................................................................................35
2.2 GPI IN CONNECTIONS .............................................................................................................36
2.2.1 Relay  Opto Inputs on the XT3 Server (GPI Inputs 1, 2, 3, 4) ...........................................36
2.2.2 Relay  TTL Inputs on the XT3 Server (GPI Inputs 5, 6, 7, 8) ............................................36
2.2.3 TTL  TTL Inputs on the XT3 Server (GPI Input 5, 6, 7, 8) .................................................37
2.3 GPI OUT SETTINGS..................................................................................................................37
2.4 MTPC GPIO CONNECTOR 15/10/02 ........................................................................................38
2.4.1 GPIO Connector: SUB-D 25-pins Male .................................................................................38
2.4.2 GPIO Hardware Specification ...............................................................................................38
2.5 RS422 CONNECTOR ................................................................................................................39
2.6 AUDIO CONFIGURATIONS ......................................................................................................40
2.6.1 CODA FOR XT3....................................................................................................................40
2.6.2 PIN ASSIGNMENT ON SUB-DB15 CONNECTORS ............................................................40
2.7 CONNECTING MULTIPLE EVS VIDEO SERVERS ON XNET..................................................41
2.7.1 Connection Diagram without EVS XHub SDTI HUB .............................................................42
2.7.2 Connection Diagram with EVS XHub SDTI HUB ..................................................................43
2.7.3 Required Conditions to Set up and Run XNet .......................................................................44
2.7.4 Starting XNet.........................................................................................................................45
2.7.5 XNet Performances & Troubleshooting .................................................................................45
2.8 GIGABIT NETWORK .................................................................................................................47
2.8.1 Functional Overview..............................................................................................................47
2.8.2 Backup of Clips .....................................................................................................................48
2.8.3 Restore of Clips.....................................................................................................................49
2.8.4 Important Rules.....................................................................................................................50
2.8.5 Switches................................................................................................................................50
2.9
3.
Supported Switches .............................................................................................................................................50
Comparison ..........................................................................................................................................................51
Additional Information ...........................................................................................................................................51
REDUNDANT IPDP SERIAL LINK .............................................................................................52
HARDWARE DESCRIPTION................................................................................ 53
3.1 BOARDS AND SLOT CONFIGURATIONS ................................................................................53
3.1.1 Slot Configuration..................................................................................................................53
3.2 VIDEO AND REFERENCE BOARDS ........................................................................................54
3.2.1 V3X Board “Dual Power” .......................................................................................................54
Description ...........................................................................................................................................................54
Block Diagram ......................................................................................................................................................55
Jumpers on the COHX Base of a V3X Board ........................................................................................................ 55
LEDs on the COHX Base of a V3X Board with Genlock .......................................................................................56
LEDs on the V3X COD A and COD B Modules (From Left to Right) ..................................................................... 56
General Connectivity on the V3X COD A and COD B Modules............................................................................. 57
Connectivity on the V3X COD A and COD B Modules for 3D and 1080p Dual Link .............................................. 61
Connectivity on the V3X Boards COD A and COD B Modules for 3D and 1080p in Single-Link 3G-SDI ............... 63
3.2.2 Channel Assignment .............................................................................................................65
3.3 AUDIO CODEC BOARD ............................................................................................................67
3.4
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LED Information and Connector ...........................................................................................................................67
RAID CONTROLLER BOARDS .................................................................................................68
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H3X Board ............................................................................................................................68
LEDs ....................................................................................................................................................................69
Connectors ...........................................................................................................................................................69
Gigabit Connectors...............................................................................................................................................69
RCTL Board on SAS Disk Array (with H3X) ..........................................................................70
LEDs on Internal Array .........................................................................................................................................71
External RAID Array SAS-HDX for XT3 Servers ...................................................................72
LEDS on External Array .......................................................................................................................................72
Sound Alert on External Array .............................................................................................................................. 72
Disk Insertion and Removal .................................................................................................................................. 73
3.5 MTPC BOARD ...........................................................................................................................74
3.5.1 Introduction ...........................................................................................................................74
3.5.2 A2/A4 Board..........................................................................................................................75
Multiviewer ...........................................................................................................................................................75
LED Information ...................................................................................................................................................76
Board Configuration .............................................................................................................................................76
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1. Overview
Welcome i n the EVS ra nge of prod ucts a nd th ank you for u sing an E VS XT3
server . We wil l do ou r best to s atis fy your vid e o pro duct ion need s an d we loo k
forwar d to con tinu ing wor king w ith you.
The EVS XT3 ser vers ar e full dig ital i n PAL (625 i), NTSC (52 5i), 7 20p, 1 080p o r
1080i stan dard s. Th ese multi- chan nel, dis k-bas e d vide o se rvers are ide al for a
wide rang e of broa dcast applica tion s, from sp ort s and live pro duct ion to playou t
and t ransm issi on.
XT3 serv ers a re av aila bl e in 6U or 4U ch assis . T hey off er fl ex ib le co nfig u ratio ns
with up to 8 chann els in SD/HD (6 in V10. 05) or u p to 6 channels in 3D /108 0p (4 in
V10.05 ). T hey supp ort na tivel y a w ide rang e o f co decs.
XT3 serv ers wor k with S AS disks : the y are eq uip ped with inte rnal S AS di sk array
and/or can be conn ecte d to a SAS-HD X ex tern al S AS dis k ar ray.
1.1
XT3 HIGH-RESOLUTION SERVER
The XT3 ser ver is ty pic ally use d as a high -res oluti on serv er with v ario us third
party c ontr olle rs, ap plic ation s and au toma tion system s usin g indu stry - standa rd
protoc ols such as Sony BVW75, VDCP, Ode tics , DD35, or EVS’ AVSP , EditRe c,
LinX A PI. XT3 seri es s er vers c an a lso be c ontr oll ed by EVS appl icat ions :
Live Sl ow Mot ion ( LS M) for s port s pro duct io n, inc ludi ng re play s, hi ghlig hts
editi ng, and anal ysis too ls li ke Sp lit Scre en t o c ompare 2 sy nchr oniz ed actio ns
side by s ide, Tar get Tr acking an d Pa inti ng t o highl ight a p arti cula r d etail or
provid e t acti cal expl anat i ons.
IPDire ctor: a su ite o f Windows sof tware ap plica tion s des igne d to manage
networ ked EV S vid eo se r vers. I ts a ppli cati ons ma ke it p ossib le t o con trol multip le
channe ls with in the XNe t2 networ k, as well as t o log an event , to crea te and
manage clip s and pla y-li s ts wit h adv ance d fun ctio n s, amon g ot hers to ex tra ct cli ps
from a VTR. It als o pr ovi des ex tens ive dat abase s earch fea tures .
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XT3 PROXY SERVER
A low -reso lut ion opt ion can b e s et up to use th e XT3 se rver as a prox y ser ver
only. T he Prox y serv ers can be ru n on lar ge pro d uctio n even ts as th e cou nterpa rts
of the h igh- reso luti on se rvers. In th is ca se, t hey need to be in clud ed in a n XNet2
networ k di stin ct f rom the high-r esol utio n XN et2 net work.
The XT3 proxy serv ers a re used for b rows ing p ur poses a nd ca n be c ontr o lled b y
IPDire ctor or EVS’ own A PI (AV SP) p roto cols .
1.3
UNPACKING
Upon rece ipt o f the equ i pment ex amine p acki ng for obvi ous si gns of d a mage. If
damage d, do no t unpac k and infor m the car rier i mmedia tely . Check t hank s to the
includ ed p acki ng l ist if al l the item s ar e pr esen t a nd if the y sh ow an y mec hanica l
damage . If y es, r epor t d amage o r the m issi ng p arts to EVS or thei r app ropri a te
repres enta tive .
1.4
DIMENSIONS
1.4.1
VIDEO DISK RECORDER MAIN FRAME 19 INCHES
R ACK MOUNT 6U
Weight
2
Disk Co nfigu rati on
Weight
6U cha ssis wit h 6 H DD o n RCTL boar d
(fix m ount ed)
35 kg / 7 7.2 lb
6U cha ssis wit h 12 HDD on RCTL boa rd
(fix m ount ed)
37 kg / 8 1.6 lb
6U cha ssis wit h 6 H DD o n hot swap rac k
37 kg / 8 1.6 lb
6U cha ssis wit h 12 HDD on ho t swa p ra ck
39 kg / 8 6.0 lb
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Dimensions
The f ollow ing draw ings p rovide th e va riou s d imen sions, in mm, of the XT3 serv er
with a 6U chas sis.
Figure 1: Front view
Figure 2: Left view
Figure 3: Right view
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R ACK MOUNT 4U
Weight
4U cha ssis wit h 6 H DD o n RCTL boar d
31 k g / 68.3 lb
Dimensions
The f ollow ing draw ings p rovide th e va riou s d imen sions, in mm, of the XT3 serv er
with a 4U chas sis.
Figure 5: Front view
Figure 6: Left view
Figure 7: Right view
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SAS-HDX
The fo llow ing drawi ngs provid e th e va riou s dim e nsions , in mm, of t he S AS-HDX
extern al array .
For more inf ormat ion o n the SAS -HDX, refe r to s e ction 3.4. 3 “Ex tern al RAI D Array
SAS-HDX for XT3 Serv er s ”, o n pa ge 7 2.
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REMOTE CONTROL PANEL
Weight : 2. 9 Kg / 6.3 Lbs.
1.4.4
10” TOUCH SCREEN VIDEO MONITOR
Weight : 3. 6 Kg / 7.8 Lbs.
1.4.5
18” TOUCH SCREEN VIDEO MONITOR
Weight : 11 .0 K g / 23. 9 Lb s.
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KEYBOARD
Weight : 0. 4 Kg / 0.9 Lbs.
1.4.7
TABLET
Weight : 0. 3 Kg / 6.6 Lbs.
1.5
Ref: Wacom® CTF-430 Bamboo One
INSTALLATION
The ma in p ower swit ch i s loca ted at t he f ront si de (lower rig ht c orne r) o f th e uni t.
Before tu rnin g o n t he p o wer, open th e fr ont doo r of Vide o d isk reco rder unit to
check if a ll boa rds fi t in to thei r guide s. If a b oa rd is out of i ts gui des, remove
carefu lly the boa rd a nd r eplace it in the same slo t .
1.6
SAFETY, COMPLIANCE AND OPERATING
CONDITIONS
1.6.1
SAFETY
This equi pment ha s be e n des igne d a nd t este d t o mee t th e r equi remen ts of the
follow ing:
EN 609 50
Europe an
Safety of inf ormat ion tec hnolog y eq uipm ent incl ud ing
busine ss e quip ment .
IEC 95 0
Inter nationa l
Safety of inf ormat ion tec hnolog y eq uipm ent incl ud ing
busine ss e quip ment .
In ad diti on, this equ ipme nt ha s be en d esig ned to meet t he foll owing :
UL 195 0 - USA
USA
Safety of inf ormat ion tec hnolog y eq uipm ent incl ud ing
busine ss e quip ment
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EMC STANDARDS
EN 550 22
Europe an
Emissi on S tand ard
EN 610 00-3- 2
Europe an
Electr omag neti c Com pati bilit y (EMC ) Pa rt 3 (Li mit s);
Sectio n2 ; lim its for harm onic c urre nt e miss ions
(equip ment inp ut c urre nt <16A p er p hase )
EN 610 00-3- 3
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
3 (Lim its) , Se ctio n 3; lim i tatio n of vol tage fl uctu ati on
and f lick er i n low -vol tage supp ly sy stem s fo r
equipm ent with rat ed c urr ent o f 16 A.
EN 610 00-4- 3
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
4 (Lim its) , Se ctio n 3; Tes ting and m easu remen t
techn iques - R adia ted, ra dio-Fr eque ncy,
electr omag neti c fi eld imm unity tes t.
EN 610 00-4- 4
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
4 (Lim its) , Se ctio n 4; Tes ting and m easu remen t
techn iques - E lect rica l f a st tr ansi ent/ burs t imm unit y
test.
EN 610 00-4- 5
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
4 (Lim its) , Se ctio n 5; Tes ting and m easu remen t
techn iques - S urge immu nity test .
EN 610 00-4- 6
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
4 (Lim its) ; Se ctio n 6 ; Te sting and meas ureme nt
techn iques - Immun ity to conduc ted dis turba nces ,
induce d by rad io-f requ en cy fi elds .
EN 610 00-4- 7
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
4 (Lim its) , Se ctio n 7; har monics and int erha rmoni c s
measur ement s an d in stru mentat ion, for pow er s up ply
system s an d eq uipme nt c onnect ed there to.
EN 610 00-4- 11
Europe an
Europe an E lect romag neti c Compa tib ilit y (EM C) Pa rt
4 (Lim its) ; Se ctio n 11 ; V oltag e di ps, shor t
interr upt ions and vol tage variat ions immu nit y te sts.
EN 500 82-1
Europe an
Europe an G ener ic Im mun ity S tand ard – Par t 1 :
Domesti c, commer cial an d lig ht i ndus try
enviro nmen t.
FCC
USA
Conduc ted and radi ated emissi on l imit s fo r a Clas s A
digit al d evic e, p ursu ant t o the Code of Fede ral
Regula tion s (CF R) Ti tle 4 7 –
Teleco mmuni cati ons, Par t 15: Rad io Fr eque ncy
device s, s ubpa rt B -Uni nt entio nal R adia tors .
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EMC WARNING
Change s or mod ific atio ns not ex pres sly ap pr oved by t he man ufac t urer for
compli ance c ould void the use r's au thor ity t o operat e the e quip men t. This
equipm ent has be en tes ted and fou nd to comp l y with the limi ts for a Class B
digit al de vice , purs uant t o Part 1 5 of t he FCC R ul es. The se li mits are de si gned to
provid e r easo nabl e pr o tecti on agai nst harm ful int erfer ence in a res ident ial
insta llat ion. Th is equ ip ment gen erat es uses a nd can rad iate ra dio fr equenc y
energy and, if no t in stal led and used in ac cord ance wi th th e ins truc tio ns, may
cause har mful in ter fere nce to radi o commun ic ation s. Howev er, the re is no
guaran tee th at int erfe re nce will n ot occ ur in a partic ular i nsta llat ion . If this
equipm ent doe s cause h armful in terf eren ce to ra dio or telev isio n recep tio n, which
can be det ermin ed by tu r ning the e quip ment o ff a nd on, the u ser is e ncour aged to
try t o co rrect th e in terf er ence b y on e or mor e of t he fo llowi ng m easu res:
1.6.4
•
Reorie nt o r re loca te t he r eceivi ng a nte nna
•
Increa se the s epar atio n b etween the equ ipme nt a n d rece iver
•
Connec t th e eq uipm ent i nto a n ou tlet on a ci rcui t diff eren t fr om t hat to w hich
the r eceiv er is co nnec ted
•
Consul t th e de aler or an experi ence d ra dio/ TV t ec hnicia n f or h elp
CE MARKING
The CE mark ing is a ffix e d to indi cate comp lia nce with t he foll owing dir ect iv es:
•
89/336 //EE C of 3 May 1 989 on th e appr oxima tio n of the la ws of th e Me mbers
States to ele ctrom agne tic compa tibi lity .
•
73/23 /EEC of 1 9 Febr u ary 1973 on the h armo nizat ion of t he law s of the
Members St ates rel atin g to ele ctri cal equi pme nt de sign ed for use wi thin
certai n vo lta ge l imits .
•
1999/5 /EC o f 9 Ma rch 1999 o n rad io eq uipm ent an d tel ecomm unic at ions
termin al e quip ment and t he mut ual reco gnit ion of t heir c onf ormit y.
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POWER SUPPLY
The XT3 s erve r is f itt ed with two a uto sw itc hing an d hot -swa ppab le power
suppli es.
The seco ndar y hot- swap p able pow er sup ply s houl d be conne cted to main s t o allow
automa tic powe r swi tchi n g to the seco nd p ower su pply s houl d t he f irst one f ail.
Importa nt
The pro tect ive ea rth m u st be co nnec ted t o the ground befo re pow erin g
up th e un it.
Ensure th e disk rec orde r unit is prope rly gro unde d at all times to av oid
electr ical sho ck h azar d.
S PECIFICATIONS
Connect ion to suppl y: P luggab le eq uipm ent T ype A (EN609 50 §1 .2.5 ): Eq uipmen t
which is inte nded f or co nnect ion to the bu ildi ng power su pply w irin g via a nonindus tria l p lug and soc k et-ou tlet or a non- indu s trial ap plia nce coup ler or bo th.
Correc t ma ins pol arit y must alway s b e o bser ve d. Do no t u se rever sibl e pow er
plugs with th is e quipm ent .
Class of e quipm ent: Class 1 eq uipm ent (EN 60950 § 1 .2.5 ): ele ctri c shoc k
protec tio n by bas ic i nsul a tion and prot ecti ve e arth .
Electric Supply
Rated volta ge: 115 to 2 4 0 Vac (sin gle phas e)
Rated frequ ency: 47- 63 Hz
Relate d Cur rent: 8 A (10 0 to 120 Vac range ) 4 A ( 220 t o 24 0 Va c ran ge)
Input conne ctor: CEE2 2 /IEC 3 20 3 -pin mal e re ce ptacl e
E NVIRONMENTAL C ONDITIONS
Tempera ture : 10 °C t o + 50°C ( 50°F to 122 °F) am bient with fr ee a ir f low
Relati ve h umidi ty: 0% to 90% (non- cond ensi ng)
Cooling requ irem ents: F orced air cool ing air flow from f ront to back
Handlin g/mov ement : De signed fo r fi xed use w hen in o pera tion
Storage and tra nspor tat ion te mpera ture: 0°C to +70°C (32 °F to 15 8°F)
Storage and tra nspor tat ion re lati ve h umidi ty: 0 % to 90% (non- conde nsin g)
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VENTILATION & RACK MOUNTING
Adequa te ve nti lati on is o bvious ly r equir ed f or op ti mum per forma nce. As a r esult of
this cons idera tio n, e nsur e no othe r eq uipme nt is l ocated cl ose to t he ma inf rame.
Importa nt
• Remembe r that fans a re used to a ir coo l the e quip ment and prot ect it
from o verh eati ng.
• Do not blo ck f ans int akes duri ng o pera tions .
Having rega rd to the wei ght of the XT3 c hass is, suppor t gu ides are r equi red fo r
this uni t into the ra ck mount. The fr ont ear s of t he XT3 unit are no t desi gned to
suppor t i ts f ull weig ht. A pplyin g f ull weig ht o n t h ese mi ght resu lt in b end ing t he
metal plat e.
1.8
XT3 SERVER MAIN SPECIFICATIONS
1.8.1
ELECTRIC SPECIFICATIONS
The fo llow ing elec tric al s pecif icat ions are val id f or the XT3 6 U se rver :
Data T ype
Voltag e
Values
Inrush cur rent
(PSU p lugge d o n pow er g rid)
230 V
3.8 A
Maximal cur rent
(full loa d, CP U at 100% )
230 V
1.7 A
Inrush cur rent
(PSU p lugge d o n pow er g rid)
110 V
7.9 A
Maximal cur rent
(full loa d, CP U at 100% )
110 V
3.6 A
Maximal pow er c onsum pti on
(full loa d, CP U at 100% )
-
400 W
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VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
XT3 Se rver
Standar d De finit ion
High De fini tion
Video Forma ts
525i 59.9 4fps (NTSC )
625i 60fp s (PA L)
720p 5 0/5 9.94 fps
1080i 50/ 59.9 4fps
1080p 50/ 59.9 4fps (Dua l Link)
Digita l In terf ace
10-bi t 4: 2:2 Seri al
(SMPTE2 59M).
Full frame syn chron izer a t
input .
Dual o utpu t f or PL AY
channe ls.
10-bi t 4: 2:2 Seri al
(SMPTE2 92M).
Full frame syn chron izer a t
input .
Dual o utpu t f or PL AY
channe ls.
Number of
channe ls
2, 4 or 6 cha nnel s,
revers ible REC/ PLAY
2, 4 or 6 cha nnel s,
revers ible REC/ PLAY
Monitor ing & Down - 1 CVBS or S DI ( soft ware
1 bui lt-i n dow n-co nver ter per
conver ters
select ) pe r ch anne l, w ith OSD channe l, C VBS or SD I ou tput
(softw are sele ct) w ith OS D +
addit iona l cl ean SDI o utp ut.
1 ded icat ed HD SDI outp ut
with O SD pe r ch anne l
1.8.3
Referen ce
Analog ue B lack Bur st
Analog ue B lack Bur st a n d HD
Tri-Le vel Sync
Graphi cs Bo ard
n.a.
n.a.
AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
A UDIO A NALOG AND D IGITAL C ONFIGURATIONS
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up to 8+8 ana logu e ba lan ced i nput & o utpu t ch ann els
•
up to 16+ 16 ( 8 pa irs + 8 pairs) AES /EBU or Do lby E inpu t & out put chan nel s
•
up to 64 chan nels embe d ded au dio
•
Max. 6 *8 a udio per vid eo in XT3 6U, and 4*1 6 au di o per vid eo i n XT3 4U
•
4 add itio nal anal ogue bal anced outp ut chan nels fo r moni tori ng ( XLR)
•
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uncomp resse d au dio
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24 bi t pr ocess ing and sto rage
•
sample rat e co nver ter fro m 25-5 5 kHz to 48KH z
•
audio scru b
•
audio mix
VIDEO CODECS & BITRATES
S UPPORTED C ODECS
The EV S XT3 ser ver uses an i ntra -fram e vi deo enc oding tec hniq ue.
The XT 3 se rver supp orts nativ ely the foll owin g vi d eo cod ecs:
Codec
SD
HD
Code Pr otec tion
M-JPEG
√
√
No
DVCPro 50
√
-
Code 9
IMX
√
-
No
Intra- fram e MPE G-2
-
√
No
Avid DN xHD®
-
√
Code 5
Apple ProRe s 42 2
-
√
Code 6
Apple ProRe s 42 2 HQ
-
√
Code 6
Apple ProRe s 42 2 LT
-
√
Code 6
DVCPro H D
-
√
Code 8
AVC-In tra 100
-
√
Code 1 3
T ARGET B ITRATE R ANGE AND D EFAULT V ALUES
The ta rget bi trat e of the encode d vi deo stre am c a n be set by t he u ser wit hin t he
accept ed ran ge: 8 to 1 0 0Mbps fo r stand ard de fi nitio n, 40 to 25 0Mbp s f or high
defin itio n wit h the exce p tion o f App le Pr oRes, Av id DNxHD® and D VCPro codecs
workin g wi th d efin ed b itr ates.
The de faul t va lues are M-JPEG 30Mb ps f or s tandar d de fini tio n and M-JPEG
100Mbp s fo r hi gh d efin iti on.
The code- prot ecte d code cs are sole ly avai labl e when the co rresp ondi ng code is
valid .
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C ONTENT T RANSFER E NCODING AND F ILE H EADER
It is poss ible t o perf orm the enco ding p roce ss in 8-bit or 1 0 bit an d to writ e a 10bit f ile on s elec ted code c s.
The fo llow ing tabl e su mm arizes the pro pose d co nfi gurat ions in the XT3:
Encodin g
File H eade r
DNxHD 12 0/1 45
8-bit
8-bit
DNxHD 18 5/2 20
8-bit
8-bit
DNxHD 18 5x
DNxHD 22 0x
10-bi t
10-bi t
ProRes 120 /145
8-bit
10-bi t
ProRes 185 /220
8-bit or 10-b it
10-bi t
DVCPro H D
8-bit
8-bit
M-JPEG
8-bit
8-bit
MPEG
8-bit
8-bit
AVC-Int ra 1 00
10-bi t
10-bi t
Note
When e ncod ing in 10 - bit, it i s no t po ssib le to u se t he gr aphi c
funct iona lity : Pa int, Tar g et, L ogo Inse rtio n an d ma nual offs ide line .
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D ISK S TORAGE
The di sk s tora ge, on S AS disks , c an b e as fol lows , with a t otal of up to 8 4 d isks:
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inter nal stor age only : 6 o r 12 x 30 0 GB or 9 00 G B SAS di sks
•
extern al s tora ge on ly: u p to 4 a rrays with 24 x 30 0 GB or 900 G B SAS dis ks,
with o r wi thou t sp are disk s
•
both inte rnal and ext erna l sto rage .
Importa nt
The su m of int erna l an d extern al disk sto rage on an XT 3 se rver can not
exceed 20 TB.
F IGURES IN R ECORDING C APACITY T ABLES
The fol lowi ng ta bles s h ow the r ecord ing c apac i ty, in h ours , for diff ere nt vide o
bitra tes for:
•
1 rec ord chan nel, th at is 1 v ideo + 4 s tereo au di o tra cks in SD; 1 v ideo + 8
stereo aud io track s in HD .
•
with t he O pera tiona l Di s k Size par amet er s et t o 1 00%.
•
with a rray s of 300 GB dis ks.
Note
The ta ble fig ures shou ld be mul tipl ied by 3 fo r 90 0 GB di sk a rray s.
Config urat ions in nor mal char acte rs a re the reco mmended on es w itho ut h ot sp are
disks.
Config urat ions in bold ch aracte rs a re t he r ecomm e nded o nes with hot spa re disks .
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C ONFIGURATION – 50H Z
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SUPPORTED SMPTE STANDARDS
The fo llow ing stan dard s are su ppor ted:
1.8.7
SD SDI
S M PT E 2 59 M ( 5 2 5 i 59 .9 4H z; 6 25 i
50 H z)
HD SDI
S M PT E 2 92 M ( 7 2 0p 5 0 a nd 5 9 .9 4H z;
10 8 0 i 50 an d 5 9. 9 4H z)
Em be dd e d a ud i o HD
S M PT E 2 99 M
A E S/ E B U au d i o
S M PT E 2 72 M
LT C
S M PT E 1 2M
D- VIT C
S M PT E 2 66 M
A nc i l l ar y T C in H D
RP 18 8
V er t ic a l A nc il l ar y D at a
S M PT E 3 34 M
VC - 3
S M PT E 2 01 9- 1
IMX D- 1 0
S M PT E 3 56 M
10 8 0p 50 a n d 5 9. 9 4H z
S M PT E 3 72 M
Mappin g of Aud io M etad a ta
into Vert ical Anci llar y da t a
SMPTE 2 020
MAXIMUM BITRATE VALUES
These ma ximum v alue s a re vali d for XT 3 ser vers runnin g Mult icam v ersi on 10.05.
They g uara ntee a sm oo th pl ay a nd a brow se a t 100% spe ed o n al l c hannel s
simult aneo usly .
SD JPEG
HD JPEG
HD MPEG
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2 ch
4 ch
4ch
(3D)
4ch
(1080p )
4ch
(3D SLS M 3x )
6 ch
PAL
100
100
N/A
N/A
N/A
100
NTSC
100
100
N/A
N/A
N/A
100
PAL
225
225
110
110
100
160
NTSC
250
250
110
110
100
160
PAL
225
225
110
110
100
160
NTSC
250
250
110
110
100
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DNxHD®
Apple
ProRes
422
DVCPro
50
DVCPro
HD
AVC-Int ra
100
1.8.8
2 ch
4 ch
4ch
(3D)
4ch
(1080p )
4ch
(3D SLS M 3x )
6 ch
PAL
185
185
100
100
100
120
NTSC
220
220
100
100
100
145
PAL
185
185
85
85
85
120
NTSC
220
220
102
102
102
145
PAL
50
50
N/A
N/A
N/A
50
NTSC
50
50
N/A
N/A
N/A
50
PAL
100
100
100
100
100
100
NTSC
100
100
100
100
100
100
PAL
111
111
110
110
N/A
111
NTSC
111
111
110
110
N/A
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AVID DNXHD ® AND APPLE PRORES 422
I NTRODUCTION
EVS XT 3 se rver s fe atur e a na tiv e im pleme ntat ion of the Avid DNxHD ® a n d App le
ProRes 4 22 hi gh de fini ti on vide o cod ecs. T his e n ables n ativ e aud io an d vi deo fil e
trans fers in ei ther dire ct ion be tween the EVS X T3 serv ers, and A vid a n d Apple
post-p rodu ctio n tool s in High Defi niti on. Th is d ocumen t expl ains t he i mpact of
using Avid DNxHD® and Apple ProRe s co decs on XT3 ser vers , on the XNet 2 SDTI
networ k and on the XF2 in terms of stor age ca pacity , numbe r of usab l e video
channe ls a nd n etwo rk t ra nsfers .
For det ails on ho w to s et up a dir ect c onne ctio n be tween a n HD XT3 serv er and an
Avid
or
Ap ple
se r ver,
ple ase
re fer
to
the
spec ifi c
doc ument s
(EVS_Av idTM_ int egra tion _v3.01 or EVS_ Appl e_in t egrat ion_v .3. 01).
V IDEO B ITRATE C OMPATIBILITY WITH A VID AND A PPLE
P RODUCTS
Avid DN xHD® is s tand ar dized at spec ific bit rate s accord ing to 2 pro fil es:
•
Standa rd p rofi le: 120M bp s in “PAL ” (50H z) a nd 1 4 5Mbps in “N TSC ” (59. 94H z)
•
High L evel pro file : 1 85Mb ps in “PAL ” (5 0Hz) and 2 20Mbps in “NTSC ” (59 .94 Hz)
Althou gh Avid DNxHD ® is st anda rdiz ed a t t he s pecif ic b itra tes ment ione d her e
above, Avid prod ucts c a n seaml essly read D Nx HD® file s and stre ams at oth er
bitra tes. DNxH D® pict ur es at other bi trat es than those defi ned by the 2 officia l
Avid p rofi les can also be referr ed t o as “VC -3 ” as defin ed i n SMP TE 10 19.
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To allow user s to de ter mine th e best bala nce betwee n pic ture q uali ty, storag e
capaci ty, numbe r of v id eo chan nels per serve r, and ne twork spee d, E VS XT3
server s can g ener ate A vi d DNxHD® f iles and s tre ams at a ny giv en bi trat e betwee n
20Mbps and 22 0Mbps . T h ese f iles an d s tream s sh o uld r emain com pat ible wit h Avi d
produc tion to ols.
Apple P roRes 422 is als o sta ndard ized at spec ifi c bit rate s ac cordi ng to 3 profi les:
1. Apple ProRe s 42 2 (a lso somet imes refe rred to as App le P roRes 422 S Q):
120Mbp s i n “P AL ” (50Hz) and 14 5Mbp s in
“NTSC ” (5 9.94 Hz)
2. Apple ProR es 422 HQ: 185Mbp s i n “P AL ” (50H z) an d 2 20Mbp s i n “N T SC ”
(59.94 Hz)
3. Apple P roRes 422 L T: 85Mbps in “PA L ” (5 0Hz ) and 10 2Mbp s in “N T SC ”
(59.94 Hz)
Apple ProRe s 42 2 on EV S XT3 serv ers is o nly ava ilabl e at the se b itra tes.
C HOICES OF B ITRATES WHEN U SING A VID DNxHD® OR
A PPLE P RO R ES 422 WITH EVS XT3 S ERVERS
How to Read the Following Tables?
1. Video Bi trat e: va lue s et by the u ser i n the adva nced pa rame ters w indow of
the XT 3 se rver
2. Fields /Blo ck: nu mbers o f video fie lds t hat ca n b e store d in o ne di sk bl oc k of
8MB, t akin g in to a ccou nt 8 aud io t racks .
3. Actual Bandw idth : th is is th e ac tual dis k/ne twor k band widt h th at i s re qui red
for the rea l time rec ord or real time pla yback of one vide o stream a n d its
associ ated aud io track s.
4. Max. RT C hanne ls: t his is the m axim um num ber of vid eo ch anne ls (re al t ime
record o r real t ime pl ay back) th at one X T3 ser ver can su ppor t for a g iven
frame r ate a nd bi trat e. Since a n XT3 serve r ca n have a maxim um of 6 local
video chan nels , an y val u e high er t han 6 mea ns th at the se a ddit iona l re al t i me
access can be used ove r the XN et2 SDTI netw ork.
For mi xed conf igur atio n with s tand ard and supe r motion cha nnel s on the s ame
server , th e f ollow ing rule must b e us ed t o en sure t hat t he s etti ngs do n ot
exceed the max imum ban dwidth of the serv er : (n b r of stan dard cha nnels x
their act ual bandw idth ) + (nbr o f su per moti on c ha nnels x t heir act ual
bandwi dth) mus t be lowe r than or equa l to 205 MB/ s.
Exampl e: Ca n I run an X T3 ser ver w ith 2 r ecord s (1 sup er m otio n + 1
standa rd) + 2 play (1 sup er mot ion + 1 stan dard ) i n Avid DNxHD ® wi th a vi deo
bitra te o f 10 0Mbps in “PA L ” ?
Calcul ation : 1 stan dard r ec/pl ay a t 10 0Mbps use s 13.3 M B/s ; 1 supe r mo ti on
record /pla y at 100 Mbps u ses 40 .0 M B/s; 2 x 13. 3 + 2 x 40.0 = 1 26.6 MB/ s.
Conclus ion: thi s co nfig u ratio n is sup port ed.
5. Network tra nsfer s: t he maximum ban dwidt h ov er the X Net2 SDTI net wor k is
approx imat ely 11 0 MB/s. To determi ne the n umb er of real t ime tr ansf ers that
can occ ur sim ulta neous ly over the netw ork, t his n u mber mus t be di vide d by the
actua l ba ndwid th g iven in the tabl e fo r a sele cted bitra te.
Exampl e: How man y re al time tran sfer s ca n I do o ver an XNe t2 SD TI n etwo rk
(set at 1 485Mb ps) if I wo rk wit h Ap ple ProRe s 42 2 at 1 45Mbp s in “NTS C ” ?
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Calcul ation :
Maximum SDTI ban dwid t h / A ctua l Ba ndwid th = re al tim e t rans fers:
110MB/ s / 18.4 MB/s = 6 r eal t ime trans fers .
Note: T his numb er i s th e maximum tha t th e ne twor k conn ecti on c an s uppo rt .
Of cou rse it is a lso nece s sary t hat the XT3 wher e t he mat eria l is sto red has
enough loc al disk band wi dth t o fe ed t he n etwo rk a ccesse s, o n to p o f it s ow n
local chan nels (se e Ma x. RT Chan nels )
To get i nform ati on on t he record ing c apac ity of th e serve rs acc ordi ng to th e video
bitra tes, ref er t o se ctio n 1.8.5 ‘Rec ordi ng C apac it y for XT3 Serv ers’ on pag e 17.
Avid DNxHD® & Apple ProRes 422 at 50Hz (“PAL”)
Codec
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
Video
Bitrate
Fields
/Block
Actual
Bandwidth
Max. RT
Channels
XF2 Storage Capacity
(in hours and minutes)
250GB 500GB 750GB 1TB
5.36 11.24 17.11 22.48
4.48
9.46 14.44 19.32
85 Mbps
100
Mbps
120
Mbps
185
Mbps
35
30
11.43 MB/s
13.33 MB/s
17.94
15.38
26
15.38 MB/s
13.33
4.09
8.28
12.46
16.56
17
23.53 MB/s
8.71
2.43
5.32
8.21
11.04
Avid DNxHD® & Apple ProRes 422 at 150Hz (“PAL Super
Motion 3x”)
Codec
Video
Bitrate
Fields
/Block
Actual
Bandwidth
Max. RT
Channels
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
85 Mbps
100 Mbps
120 Mbps
12
10
9
33.33 MB/s
40.00 MB/s
44.44 MB/s
6.15
5.13
4.61
185 Mbps
5
66.67 MB/s
3.08
XF2 Storage Capacity
(in hours and minutes)
250GB 500GB 750GB 1TB
1.55
3.54
5.53
7.48
1.36
3.15
4.54
6.30
1.26
2.56
4.25
5.52
0.57
1.57
2.57
3.54
Avid DNxHD® & Apple ProRes 422 at 59.94Hz (“NTSC”)
Codec
Video
Bitrate
Fields
/Block
Actual
Bandwidth
Max. RT
Channels
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
85 Mbps
100 Mbps
145 Mbps
42
36
26
11.42 MB/s
13.32 MB/s
18.44 MB/s
17.96
15.39
11.12
220 Mbps
17
28.21 MB/s
7.27
XF2 Storage Capacity
(in hours and minutes)
250GB 500GB 750GB 1TB
5.36
11.24 17.12 22.48
4.48
9.47 14.45 19.34
3.28
7.03 10.39 14.06
2.16
4.37
6.57
9.14
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Motion 3x”)
Codec
Video
Bitrate
Fields
/Block
Actual
Bandwidth
Max. RT
Channels
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422
Avid DNxHD®
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
85 Mbps
100 Mbps
145 Mbps
15
12
9
31.97 MB/s
39.96 MB/s
53.28 MB/s
6.41
5.13
3.85
220 Mbps
6
79.92 MB/s
2.57
XF2 Storage Capacity
(in hours and minutes)
250GB 500GB 750GB 1TB
2.00
4.04
6.09
8.08
1.36
3.15
4.55
6.30
1.12
2.26
3.41
4.52
0.48
1.38
2.27
3.16
XF2 Transfers for Avid DNXHD® and Apple ProRes 422
XF2 ba ndwid th for back u p is 50MB/ s an d 32 MB/s f or res tore .
Theref ore, it can supp ort in bac kup m ode:
•
4.0 r eal time tra nsfer s wi th Av id DNx HD® 8 5Mbp s
•
3.5 r eal time tra nsfer s wi th Av id DNx HD® 1 00Mb p s
•
3.0 r eal tim e tr ansf ers with Avid DNxHD ® or A pple ProRe s 4 22 a t 1 20 Mbps
(PAL)
•
2.5 r eal tim e tr ansf ers with Avid DNxHD ® or A pple ProRe s 4 22 a t 1 45 Mbps
(NTSC)
Theref ore it c an s uppo rt i n rest ore mode :
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2.8 r eal time tra nsfer s wi th Av id DNx HD® 8 5Mbp s
•
2.4 r eal time tra nsfer s wi th Av id DNx HD® 1 00Mb p s
•
2.0 r eal tim e tr ansf ers with Avid DNxHD ® or A pple ProRe s 4 22 a t 1 20 Mbps
(PAL)
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DNXHD® and Apple ProRes 422
Prelim inar y not e
The fol lowi ng obs erva ti ons foc us on stea dy rates ; the t rans fer
perfor manc es wi th s mall clip s wil l be low er a s t hey ge nera te a lo t of
starts an d en ds o f se ssio ns.
BACKUP
Maximum tra nsfe r sp eeds thro ugh the Giga bit port s of the XT3 serve r:
•
6 simu ltan eous rea l ti me trans fers with Avi d DNxH D® 85Mb ps
•
6.2 x fas ter than rea l ti m e on a si ngle tra nsfe rs wi th Av id DNx HD® 8 5Mbp s
•
6 simu ltan eous rea l ti me trans fers with Avi d DNxH D® 100M bps
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5.3 x fas ter than rea l ti m e on a si ngle tra nsfe rs wi th Av id DNx HD® 1 00Mb p s
•
5.8 s imul taneo us r eal tim e tra nsfe rs wi th Avid DNx HD® or Appl e Pr oRes 42 2 at
120Mbp s (PA L)
•
4.6 x fas ter t han re al ti me on a sin gle t rans fers with Avi d DNxHD® o r A pple
ProRes 422 at 120Mb ps ( PAL)
•
4.8 s imul taneo us r eal tim e tra nsfe rs wi th Avid DNx HD® or Appl e Pr oRes 42 2 at
145Mbp s (NT SC)
•
3.8 x fas ter t han re al ti me on a sin gle t rans fers with Avi d DNxHD® o r A pple
ProRes 422 at 145Mb ps ( NTSC)
RESTORE
Maximum tra nsfe r sp eeds thro ugh the Giga bit port s of the XT3 serve r:
•
6 simu ltan eous rea l ti me trans fers with Avi d DNxH D® 85Mb ps
•
4x fa ster tha n re al t ime o n a s ingl e tr ansf ers w ith Avid DN xHD® 85Mbp s
•
5.7 s imult aneo us r eal tim e tra nsfer s wi th A vid DNx HD® 100 Mbps
•
3.4 x fas ter than rea l ti m e on a si ngle tra nsfe rs wi th Av id DNx HD® 1 00Mb p s
•
5 simult aneo us real t ime transfe rs wit h Avid DNx HD® or Apple P roRes 4 2 2 at
120Mbp s (PA L)
•
3 x f aste r t han real tim e on a si ngle tr ansf ers with A vid DNxHD® or A pple
ProRes 422 at 120Mb ps ( PAL)
•
4.1 s imul taneo us r eal tim e tra nsfe rs wi th Avid DNx HD® or Appl e Pr oRes 42 2 at
145Mbp s (NT SC)
•
2.5 x fas ter t han re al ti me on a sin gle t rans fers with Avi d DNxHD® o r A pple
ProRes 422 at 145Mb ps ( NTSC)
SIMULTANEO US BACKUP AND RESTORE
The b acku p se ssio ns r ea ch hi gher ba ndwid th and pre- empt the ba ndwid th agains t
the rest ore ses sion s. On a ‘per sessi on’ bas ed, t he system a lloc ate be twe en 3.75
and 6 time s mo re b andwi dth t o ba ckup ses sion tha n to rest ore sess ion.
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I MPORTANT R ECOMMENDATIONS
1.8.9
•
For 6-ch anne l conf igur a tion, m aximum bitr ates for Avi d DNxHD® o r A pple
ProRes 422 shou ld be 2 2 0Mbps (NTSC) or 185M b ps (PA L).
•
“S uper Mo tion + 1 Cam ” confi gura tion (i .e. 1 Sup e r Motion REC + 1 St d REC +
1 Super Moti on PL AY + 1 Std P LAY): maxim um bitra tes f or Av id DNxH D ® or
Apple ProRe s 42 2 sh ould be 1 45Mbp s (NT SC) o r 1 85Mbps (PAL ).
•
When us ing t he Av id D NxHD® co dec, w e adv is e to wor k at 100Mb ps i f the
pictur e qua lity is sat isfa ctory  t he XT3 c an s ustai n 6 loc al cha nnel s + 5
networ k tr ansf ers.
•
The 4 ch c onfi gura tion s w ith 3 D, 1 080p or 3D SLS M 3x are only po ssib le with
Avid DN xHD® 100 Mbps or App le P ro Res 42 2 L T .
RAID LEVEL: 3
The Vide o Raid u ses st r iping p roces s acro ss 5 or 6 disk d rive s. The v i deo and
audio data is s trip ed ov er the firs t 4 o r 5 d rive s while the pari ty i nform ation i s
saved on the f ifth or si xt h drive. If on e drive is d amaged , the Vide o Raid can use
the pa rity inf orma tion to recov er t he mi ssin g in f ormati on, so t hat opera t ion ca n
conti nue seaml essl y wi th out b andwi dth loss .
For more in forma tion o n online r ebui ld, re fer t o the sect ion ded ica ted to this
subjec t i n th e XT3 Sof twa re Tec hnic al R efer ence m anual .
1.8.10 INTERPOLATION
The pl ayin g bac k of sm ooth s low mo tion pic tur es carr ies spec ific issu e s: sin ce
some f iel ds mu st be r e peated at reg ular in terv al to pro vide th e vi deo at the
playba ck spee d requ ired by the oper ator , pari ty vi olati on appe ars reg ular ly on the
outpu t vide o sig nal. Thi s issue is spe cifi c to i nt erlace d form ats ( 525i , 6 25i and
1080i) and doe s no t c onc ern pr ogre ssiv e fo rmats ( 720p a nd 1080p ).
If O and E represent re specti vely t he odd and even fie lds of a stan dar d video
signal (50 /60 Hz), we hav e:
The or igin al v ideo sig nal :
O E O E O E O E O E O E O E O E
The ou tput vi deo sign al a t 50% spee d:
O O E E O O E E O O E E O O E E
The ou tput vi deo sign al a t 33% spee d:
O O O E E E O O O E E E O O O E
The ou tput vi deo sign al a t 25% spee d :
O O O O E E E E O O O O E E E E
Fields wi th par ity vio lati on are shown i n bold , underli ned le tter s. As it appear s
from the a bove t able , whateve r the pl ayba ck sp eed (wit h the exc ept ion of the
normal 1 00% playbac k s peed), a numbe r of fie ld s viola te the n ormal p ari ty of the
outpu t si gnal . Th is pa rity viol atio n in duces a 1 -lin e shi ft o f th e fi eld, res ult ing i n a
vertic al ji tter o f the pi cture . The jit ter fr eque ncy depe nds up on the chose n
playba ck s peed .
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To avoi d th is ph enome n on and provi de a stab le outpu t pic ture , EVS d eve loped 2
types of l ine i nter pola tor: 2-lin e and 4-l ine i nter pol ators . The inte rpol atio n p rocess
can be ena bled or dis abl ed by the ope rato r on all EVS sl ow mo tion sys tems .
2- LINE I NTERPOLATOR
The 2 -lin e i nter pola tor ac tuall y g enera tes a new fi eld, when th e o rigi nal fie ld i s i n
parity v iol atio n. Eac h lin e of this n ew fie ld is ca l culat ed by a wei ghte d av erage of
the 2 ne ighb orin g lin es. This pr ocess solv es th e proble m of p arit y viol ati on and
vertic al jit ter, bu t the dr awback is a red ucti on o f the verti cal res olut ion on the
inter pola ted fi elds , tha t appear u nfoc used . Anothe r by-s ide ef fect is the
alter nati on o f o rigi nal fie lds (per fect ly foc used) and in terp olat e d fie lds
(unfoc used ), r esul ting in a "pumpi ng" v ideo sig nal.
4- LINE I NTERPOLATOR
The 4-li ne int erpo lato r uses a mor e sophi stic at ed calcu lat ion bas ed on the 4
neighb orin g line s. By us i ng suita ble co eff icie nts f or the wei ght of e ach li n e in the
result ing c alcu lati on, we apply t his i nter pola tion t o all fi elds . The f inal res ult is a
perman entl y, slig htly un f ocused pi ctur e. The adv antage is a sta ble out pu t si gnal
with n o j itte r an d no "pu mping", but the ver tica l b andwid th i s ev en m ore re duced.
The inte rpol ator i s of co urse alw ays di sabl ed at 100% playbac k speed , b ecause
there is no p arit y vi olat io n.
EVS use the same techn iques w ith the S uper Slo w Motio n dis k rec orde r, workin g
with all mo dels of Su p er Motion c amera s (15 0/180 Hz) . The onl y di ffere nce
betwee n t he p roce ssin g of Su per Moti on and nor mal sc an (50/ 60 H z) sig nals is
that the inte rpol ator is al ways d isab led at 3 3% pla yback spee d, b ecau se t h e Supe r
Motion sig nal does not ca use pa rity vi olat ion at t hi s par ticu lar s peed .
Whatev er t he ch oice , th e resu ltin g pi ctur e is thu s alwa ys a compr omis e betwee n
stabi lity an d resol uti on. With EVS sys tems, t he o perato r alway s has got th e choice
betwee n any of th e 3 above desc ribe d tech niques : no int erpo lati on , 2- line
inter pola tion or 4- line i nterpo lat ion. Eve n if th e operato r choos es to use the
inter pola tion , thi s proc e ss will be au tomat ical ly disabl ed wh en not ne cessar y
(100% playba ck for 50/ 60 Hz sign al, 3 3% and 100% playback for 15 0 /180 Hz
signal ).
Note
All pro fess iona l VTRs u s e line i nter pola tion in Pl ayVar mo de to avoi d
vertic al jitt ers.
Defaul t va lue i s in terp ola tor of f fo r all con figu rati ons ex cept Supe rLSM
confi gura tion in w hich 4-l ine i nter pola tor m ode is e nabled .
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2.1
XT3 REAR PANEL
2.1.1
OVERVIEW ON REAR PANEL CONFIGURATIONS
The XT 3 se rver come s in a vari ety of rear pan el c o nfigu rati ons.
The va rian ts l inke d to th e workf lows and code c mo dules are pres ente d be lo w.
The va rian ts re late d to th e audi o co nnec tors are n ot pre sent ed, as th ey a re simil ar
to al l se rvers .
The XT 3 se rver come s as :
2.1.2
•
A 4U s erver wit h V3 X bo a rds, avai labl e in 2 o r 4 ch annel con figur ati ons.
•
A 6U s erver wit h V3 X bo a rds av aila ble in 2, 4 or 6 channe l co nfi gurat ions .
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION
The fo llowi ng d rawin g r eprese nts a rea r pan el of an X T3 6U in t he st a ndard 6
channe l c onfi gura tion . T he va riou s ar eas are hig hligh ted in the draw ing. They are
named and shor tly desc ri bed i n th e ta ble belo w.
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The foll owing t able l ists the variou s compo nent s of the rear pa nel of an XT3
server :
#
Connect ors
Descri ption
1.
Codec M odul es
Allow con nect ions for record ing and pl aybac k of
video mate rial .
Each conne ctor on a co dec mo dule is con nect e d to
the co rresp ondi ng J c on nector on t he V3X COD A or
COD B m odul e of a V 3X board.
2.
Digita l Au dio
Input s / Outp uts
Multi- pin c onne ctor s (DB 15) (as pres ent ed), BNC or
XLR con nect ors for a u dio in puts and outp uts in
digit al f orma t.
3.
Analog Aud io
Input s / Outp uts
AES XLR co nnec tors for audi o in put and out puts in
analog fo rmat.
4.
Ref Vi deo
Allows the EVS serv er t o recei ve or s end ba ck the
analog gen lock ref eren ce sign al.
5.
XNet2
Allows th e inter conn ect ion of EVS serv ers, XF2
and/or XSt ore in a n XN et 2 netw ork.
The IN conn ecto r of a ser ver is conn ecte d to the O UT
connec tor o f ano ther se rver, a nd so on to for m a
closed ne twork .
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Connect ors
Descri ption
6.
Multiv iewe r
Allows a mo nito r to be c onnect ed dir ectl y to the EVS
server , a nd to disp lay PGM an d RE C c hann els as
confi gured in the Mul tica m setu p.
For more i nform atio n, r efer to t he Mul tica m S etup
user m anua l.
7.
Loop IN
Allows the l oop o f PGM1 on REC1 t o be a ble t o use
the l oop feat ure.
8.
RS422 port s
Allow t he EVS s erve r to be rem otel y con tr olled
throug h Rem ote pan els o r thi rd-pa rty cont rol devi c es.
In a Spot box mode , in combin atio n wi th t he us e of
the Remot e Panel , the Remote Pane l shoul d be
connec ted on the firs t RS 422 po rt.
9.
Timeco de
Allows the EVS serv er t o recei ve or s end ba ck the
LTC tim ecod e re fere nce signal .
10.
Gigabi t E thern et
Allow th e inte rcon nect ion of EVS serve rs, ot her E VS
and/or thir d-pa rty s yste ms into a Gig abit E the rnet
networ k.
11.
RS232
Allows a t able t t o be con nected to the EVS serv er .
12.
Multi
Provid es a Mul tivi ewer o utput i n DB15 , that c an be
confi gured in CVBS , RGB HD or YUV H D.
13.
GPI
Allow G PI (G ener al Pu r pose I nter face ) dev ices to
send or r ecei ve el ectr i c pulse s tha t will trig ger
command s o n t he serv er or co nnec ted thi rd-p arty
device s.
14.
Consol e
Allows a m onit or an d k eyboar d to be conn ecte d to
the EV S se rver .
15.
Power S uppl y
Two ho t-swa ppab le p owe r supp ly u nit s.
Both are co nnec ted t o allow aut omat ic po wer
switch ing to t he s econd power suppl y sh ould the first
one f ail.
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Audio Moni tori ng
Output s
AES XLR conn ecto rs for audio out put for mo nito ring
purpos es.
17.
SAS-HDX
Allows c onne ctio n to th e exter nal di sk arr ay S ASHDX.
18.
PC LAN
XLR co nnec tor that ena bl es th e co nnec tion to the PC
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A VAILABLE A UDIO C ONNECTIVITY
On XT3 6U and 4U s erv ers, the audi o co nnec tor s are opt iona l an d av ail able as
descri bed in this sec tion :
•
The di git al a udio con nect ors ar e av aila ble :
o
On XT3 6U serv ers, a s 4 mult ipin SUB-DB 15 , 16 BNC , or 1 6 XLR
connec tors (in stea d of an alogue aud io inpu ts/o utp uts). See sche ma b elow.
o
On XT3 4U s erve rs, as 4 multip in S UB-DB1 5 or 16 BNC con nect ors.
SUB-DB15
BNC
XLR (no t on XT3 4U)
•
The an alog ue a udio con n ectors are ava ilab le:
o
On XT3 6U s erve rs, as 1 6 AES XLR c onne ctor s.
o
On XT3 4U s erve rs, as 4 multip in S UB-DB1 5 co nn ectors .
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The 6- chan nel c onf igur ation is p rese nted wit h the opti onal AES o n BNC
connec tors .
The 4- chann el c onfi gura t ion is a v arian t o f the 6- channe l co nfig urat ion w h ere th e
codec modu les 5 an d 6 h ave be en r emov ed.
The 2- chann el c onfi gura t ion is a v arian t o f the 6- channe l co nfig urat ion w h ere th e
codec modu les 3, 4 , 5 an d 6 h ave been remo ved.
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The 4- chan nel c onf igur ation is p rese nted wit h the opti onal AES o n BNC
connec tors .
The 2- chann el c onfi gura t ion is a v arian t o f the 4- channe l co nfig urat ion w h ere th e
codec modu les 3 an d 4 h ave be en r emov ed.
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GPI IN CONNECTIONS
On XT3 se rvers , GP I t ri ggers are ava ilab le. Ref er to th e Mu ltic am u ser manual s
for GP I al loca tio n.
2.2.1
RELAY  OPTO INPUTS ON THE XT3 SERVER (GPI INPUTS
1, 2, 3, 4)
2.2.2
RELAY  TTL INPUTS ON THE XT3 SERVER (GPI INPUTS 5,
6, 7, 8)
The rel ay mu st be conn e cted b etwee n the grou nd and th e corr espo ndin g T TL inpu t
on th e DB2 5.
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7, 8)
Each TTL i nput on the D B25 is di rect ly con nect ed to the pi n of th e TTL co nnecto r
on th e de vice tri gger ing the GP I. T he g roun d mus t be common be tween th e DB25
connec tor of the XT3 a nd the exte rnal dev ice.
2.3
GPI OUT SETTINGS
The use r can d efi ne the funct ions , typ es and sett ings as soci ated to th e G PI outs
in th e fo llow ing appl icat io ns:
•
Setup menu of the Remot e Pane l (p ages 8.3 & 8 .4)
•
IP Dir ecto r se ttin gs ( GPI and Au xili ary Trac k ta b)
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MTPC GPIO CONNECTOR 15/10/02
2.4.1
GPIO CONNECTOR: SUB-D 25-PINS MALE
2.4.2
1
Relay Out 4
14
Relay Out 4
2
Relay Out 3
15
Relay Out 3
3
Relay Out 2
16
Relay Out 2
4
Relay Out 1
17
Relay Out 1
5
IN + o pto 4
18
IN - o pto 4
6
IN + o pto 3
19
IN - o pto 3
7
IN + o pto 2
20
IN - o pto 2
8
IN + o pto 1
21
IN - o pto 1
9
I/O TT L 8
22
GND (Re turn I/O 8)
10
I/O TT L 7
23
GND (Re turn I/O 7)
11
I/O TT L 6
24
GND (Re turn I/O 6)
12
I/O TT L 5
25
GND (Re turn I/O 5)
13
+ 5V 5 0mA m ax.
GPIO HARDWARE SPECIFICATION
4 X Relay isolated output:
•
normal ly o pen cont act (p ower o ff - > op en)
•
maximum 1A
•
maximum 50 Volt s
•
typica l l ife time : 10 0.00 0. 000 sw itch ing
4 X Opto isolated input:
•
The inp ut co nsis ts in an opto d iode ( VF @ 1 .1 Vo lt) in seri es wit h a 47 0 o hm
resist or).
•
Typica l sw itch ing poin t @ 1.4 m A, for s ecur e op era tion:
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Direct c onnec tio n to a T TL/CMOS s igna l possi ble (Pin opto - t o GND and pin
opto + to the TTL /CMOS signal .
Typica l sw itch ing poin t @ 1.6 Volt s, f or s ecur e op e ratio n:
o
Vin< 0 .8 V olt s -> opt o OF F
o
Vin> 2 .2 V olt s @ 2 mA -> opto ON
o
Vin ma x (wi thou t e xter nal resis tor) = 15 Vo lts
4 X CMOS input/output:
2.5
•
each p in can be i ndiv idua lly c onfi gure d as an outp ut or an inpu t
•
inter nal 4K7 pull up to +5 V
•
low le vel Vi<1 .5 V olt (U1 2=74HC2 45)
•
high leve l Vi >3.5 Vol t (U 12=74HC 245)
•
optio nal TTL c ompa tibl e l evel ( U12= 74HCT2 45)
RS422 CONNECTOR
The RS 42 2 c able mus t be wi red PIN TO PIN fol lowing th e a bove di agra m. Use
shield ed c able to avo id e l ectrom agne tic inte rfer enc e on long dis tanc es.
Importa nt
The Res et com mand fro m the Rem ote is sen t t hrough the P in n °5 of
RS422 conn ecto r. This f uncti on s houl d b e d isab l ed wh en the cont roll er
on RS422 #1 i s not an E VS contr olle r (refe r to th e sectio n ‘MTPC Bo ard’
on pag e 7 4 of thi s ma nua l).
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The te chni cal spec ific ati o ns fo r th e RS4 22 c onne ct or are th e fo llow ing:
•
19200 baud s
•
No par ity
•
8 dat a bi ts
•
1 sto p bi t
2.6
AUDIO CONFIGURATIONS
2.6.1
CODA FOR XT3
Inter nal Audi o Mod ule: E mbedde d + AES/E BU + A nalogu e Ba lanc ed
2.6.2
•
Embedd ed Au dio 64 chan nels ( inpu t o r ou tput )
•
AES/EBU Audi o 16 i npu ts + 16 outp uts ( 110 O hm bala nced on SUB -D B15,
breako ut c able wit h 4 XL R IN/OU T av aila ble opti o nally OR 7 5 Ohm unb ala nced
on BNC or 1 6 XL R - on X T3 6U)
•
Analog ue B alan ced audi o 8 i nput s + 8 o utpu ts ( 110 Oh m ba lanc ed o n S UBDB15, brea kout cab le w it h 4 XL R IN /OUT avai labl e opt iona lly OR XLR )
•
Audio moni tori ng : 4 a nal ogue b alan ced mono out p uts (X LR)
PIN ASSIGNMENT ON SUB-DB15 CONNECTORS
AES DB15 Connectors
Pin
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Sub-DB15 #1
Inputs 1-8 (mono)
GND
AES input 1/2 +
GND
AES input 3/4 +
GND
AES input 5/6 +
GND
AES input 7/8 +
AES input 1/2 GND
AES input 3/4 -
Sub-DB15 #2
Inputs 9-16 (mono)
GND
AES input 9/10 +
GND
AES input 11/12 +
GND
AES input 13/14 +
GND
AES input 15/16 +
AES input 9/10 GND
AES input 11/12 -
Sub-DB15 #3
Outputs 1-8 (mono)
GND
AES output 1/2 +
GND
AES output 3/4 +
GND
AES output 5/6 +
GND
AES output 7/8 +
AES output 1/2 GND
AES output 3/4 -
Sub-DB15 #4
Outputs 9-16 (mono)
GND
AES output 9/10 +
GND
AES output 11/12 +
GND
AES output 13/14 +
GND
AES output 15/16 +
AES output 9/10 GND
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#
12
13
14
15
Sub-DB15 #1
Inputs 1-8 (mono)
GND
AES input 5/6 GND
AES input 7/8 -
Sub-DB15 #2
Inputs 9-16 (mono)
GND
AES input 13/14 GND
AES input 15/16 -
Sub-DB15 #3
Outputs 1-8 (mono)
GND
AES output 5/6 GND
AES output 7/8 -
Sub-DB15 #4
Outputs 9-16 (mono)
GND
AES output 13/14 GND
AES output 15/16 -
Sub-DB15 #3
Outputs 1-4 (mono)
GND
Analogue output 1 +
GND
Analogue output 2 +
GND
Analogue output 3 +
GND
Analogue output 4 +
Analogue output 1 GND
Analogue output 2 GND
Analogue output 3 GND
Analogue output 4 -
Sub-DB15 #4
Outputs 5-8 (mono)
GND
Analogue output 5 +
GND
Analogue output 6 +
GND
Analogue output 7 +
GND
Analogue output 8 +
Analogue output 5 GND
Analogue output 6 GND
Analogue output 7 GND
Analogue output 8 -
Analogue DB15 Connectors
Pin
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
2.7
Sub-DB15 #1
Inputs 1-4 (mono)
GND
Analogue input 1 +
GND
Analogue input 2 +
GND
Analogue input 3 +
GND
Analogue input 4 +
Analogue input 1 GND
Analogue input 2 GND
Analogue input 3 GND
Analogue input 4 -
Sub-DB15 #2
Inputs 5-8 (mono)
GND
Analogue input 5 +
GND
Analogue input 6 +
GND
Analogue input 7 +
GND
Analogue input 8 +
Analogue input 5 GND
Analogue input 6 GND
Analogue input 7 GND
Analogue input 8 -
CONNECTING MULTIPLE EVS VIDEO
SERVERS ON XNET
The XNet2 n etwor k is co mposed by s ever al EVS v ideo ser vers al l conn ecte d with a
75-Ohm coax ial cab le (B NC).
The excha nge be tween system s is opera ted th r ough the SDT I inte rfac e at 1485
Mbps.
On XT3 s erve rs th ere i s one pa ir of SDTI c onne ct ors: XN et2 N on-Re lay c o nnecto rs
that can be u sed at 1 485 Mbps.
The SDTI loop is cl osed only wh en th e Mult icam s oftwar e is s tart ed. I t is t h erefor e
recomme nded to use X H ub whe n usi ng N on-Re la y conn ecto rs t o avo id n etwork
interr upt ions .
The XNe t2 re quir es a networ k ser ver d edic ate d to t he man agem ent of the
Databa se shar ed amon g all LSM-E VS vide o server s. This is ass igne d to on e of the
LSM-EVS se rvers on th e netw ork. The EV S s erv er ac ting as th e n etwo rk serv er
can o f co urse be used for stan dard LSM/ vide o se rv er ope rati on.
Note
If a n XT 3 mu st be c onne cted to othe r XT 2 o r XS f amily serv ers wit h SCS I
or SAS dis ks, thes e se rv ers mu st r un a t le ast Mult icam v ersi on 1 0.05 .
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REQUIRED CONDITIONS TO SET UP AND RUN XNET
1. All sys tems on th e net work mus t be X T2, XT 3 or XS fa mily serve rs, XF2,
XStore SE, XHub2 or XHu b3.
2. The SDTI ad vanc ed opt i on code (f or ne twork c li ent, mas ter or s erve r mo des)
must b e va lida ted in the optio ns l ist.
3. They s houl d all be runn in g compa tib le so ftwa re ve rsion. A wa rnin g mes sag e is
displa yed when try ing to connec t an EVS vid eo se rver w ith a so ftwar e ve rs ion
that is n ot c ompa tibl e wi t h the netw ork serv er.
4. The fol lowi ng par amete rs must b e simi lar o n all sys tems: SDTI Sp eed
(1485M bps, from Har dwa re Con figu rati on m enu)
5. Network Type must be s et to “S erve r ” on 1 EVS video s erve r (an d onl y 1 ) on
the netw ork. Th e other s must be set t o eithe r “Ma ster ” (t o share cl ips an d view
others ’ c lips) or “Cli ent ” ( to sh are clip s on ly).
6. A differ ent net work nu mb er must be spe cifi ed for each EVS vid eo serv er t hat
you want to c onne ct to th e network . If the s ame ne twork num ber is as sign ed to
2 diff eren t sys tems , the second one w ill not b e a ble to conn ect a nd a w ar ning
messag e wil l b e di spla ye d.
7. All EVS vide o ser vers must be conn ecte d wi th a good qual ity BNC 75 Ohm
cable t o for m a clo sed l o op. Con nect the SD TI O UT conne ctor of th e fir st EVS
video se rver t o the SD TI IN connec tor of the se c ond one , etc un til th e lo op is
closed by co nnec ting th e SDTI OUT connect or of the last EVS vi deo ser ve r to
the SDTI IN c onne ctor o f the fir st one . The SDT I loop mus t be clo sed at all
times duri ng ne twor k ope ratio n. I f for any reas on t he loo p is open , al l ne tw ork
communi cati on w ill be in terrup ted and al l sy stem s wil l au toma tica lly swit c h to
stand al one mod e. Whe n the loop i s clos ed a gain, ne twor k opera tio n will
resume a utoma tic ally . Th is prob lem can be avo ide d or limi ted us ing EV S X Hub
SDTI h ub.
8. The dist ance sh own in t he table b elow is t he ma ximum cab le leng th bet w een
two acti ve EVS se rver s, or 2 SDTI recl ocke rs, on an XNet 2 SDTI ne tw ork,
using a s ingl e pie ce of c able be tween 2 serv ers or 2 recl ocke rs. In term ed iate
connec tors , pat ch pa nels , etc. , migh t deg rade the se figu res. Depe ndin g on the
number of se rvers co nne cted on the ne twork , the l ocati on of the mas ter ser ver,
the pre senc e or no t of a n XHub SDT I hub , the a c tual ma ximum v alue s ma y be
higher th an indi cate d. If longer di stan ces betw ee n ser vers are req uire d, SDTI
to Fib er con vert ers c an be used , al lowin g di stan ces ove r th ousan ds o f m eters
if ne cessa ry. EVS has val idate d th e fo llow ing SDI- Fibre conv erte rs:
a. Strato s Lig htwa ve Me dia
(www.st rato slig htwav e.co m)
Con vert er
TX/R X
VMC-T-H- 2/VMC- R-H- 2
b. Teleca st T X/RX2 92 ( www .tele cast -fib er.c om)
c. Network Elec tron ics SDI- EO-13T (ele ctri cal t o op t ical) / SDI -OE-S (opt ical
to el ectr ical ) (www .net wo rk-ele ctro nics .com)
d. Network El ectr onic s HD- EO-13T (el ectr ical t o op tical / HD-OE (o ptic al to
electr ical )
e. BlueBe ll B B320T (TX ) an d BB32 0R (R X) (w ww.bl u ebell .tv)
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Cable type
@ 1485 Mbp s
RG59
45m / 148f t
RG6
90m / 484f t
RG11
120m / 393 ft
Super HiQ
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(*) 80km /200 km is t he t otal le ngth of th e retu rn path, i .e. t he act ual d i stance s
betwee n the 2 ser vers c o nnecte d via th e fibe r link is half of th is val ue, i. e. 40 km
@ 1485 Mbps .
Note
When r ecloc kers are use d, th e to tal dela y in duce d by these rec lock er s
betwee n 2 acti ve s erve rs on th e ne twork may not e xceed 15μs .
2.7.4
STARTING XNET
1. When all above cond itio n s are ful fil led, t urn o n th e “Serve r ” EVS v ideo s er ver
and s tart the Mul ticam ap plica tion .
2. Turn on all “M ast ers ” a nd “Cli ents ” EVS v ideo server s, an d make sure th e
Multic am ap plic atio n is s t arted o n al l of t hem. The y shoul d see the “S erv er ” on
the netw ork an d they will con nect a utom atic al ly. Conn ecti on tak es a few
second s (u sual ly b etwe e n 2 a nd 5 sec ) fo r ea ch E VS vid eo s erve r.
2.7.5
XNET PERFORMANCES & TROUBLESHOOTING
1. With the de faul t sett ing s, 10 real -time t rans fer s can be achi eved on the
networ k with stan dard de finit ion p ictu res in norma l condi tion s, an d 3 re al-t i me
trans fers wi th supe r moti on pictu res. Co py of a cl ip betwe en 2 serv ers on the
networ k ca n be made up to 5 ti mes fast er th an rea l ti me, depe ndin g on
networ k lo ad.
With h igh defi nit ion pict u res, thes e num bers are r educed to 3-4 rea l-tim e
trans fers and copy cli p 2 times fast er than real tim e.
These perf orman ces are also limit ed b y t he d isk b andwid th a vail able fro m t he
EVS se rver wher e th e cl i ps are st ored. If the EVS server “own ing ” th e cl ips is
doing mult iple pl aybac ks at th e sam e t ime, free zes can occur on the remo te
EVS se rver usin g t hose c lips. Pri orit y le vels hav e been imple ment ed t o
maximiz e ne twor k ba ndwi dth e ffic ienc y: P LAY r equ ests have a h igher pr iori t y
than S EARCH /BROWSE r equest s, w hich in turn ha ve a high er pr iori ty than
COPY re ques ts. Note tha t “Li ve ” (E2E) mode on a remote rec ord trai n ha s t he
same p rior ity leve l as a S EARCH/BR OWSE r eque st .
2. Note t hat when work ing a t 1485 Mbps , on ly p assiv e SDI r outi ng e quipm ent may
be used . The use o f act ive SDI equi pment shou l d be avo ided , bec ause t hey
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could caus e ad dit iona l li n e del ays and preve nt the proper ope rati on o f XN et 2.
3. If the star t-up of t he ne t work at a spe cif ic sp eed does n ot wor k pro perl y and
all m achi nes are app are ntly conf igur ed prop erly and t he M ult icam is actu ally
start ed o n a ll o f t hem, th is ca n be du e t o th e f act that th e se lec ted cabl es to
connec t a ll EV S se rver s toge ther are not sui tabl e or too long to oper ate at
such a s peed . You can decrea se th e spe ed o f the SD TI ne twork on all
machin es an d try work in g in t his mo de. The n um ber of simu ltan eous real - time
trans fers you can achi ev e is of c ours e re duced .
4. While worki ng at 1 485 M bps, if the conn ecti on c a nnot be e stab lish ed, ple ase
make s ure t hat all equ ip ments are s et to t he sa m e spee d an d co nnec ted t o the
non-re lay con nect ors. A ll equipmen ts sho uld be st arted if n ot conn ecte d to an
XHub.
5. It is rec ommen ded to u se XHub if the netwo rk s pe ed is set to 1485 Mbps .
6. Once th e netw ork h as b een est abli shed , if t he s ystem ac tin g as th e net work
server is dis conn ecte d or shut down, anot her system w ill a utoma tica ll y be
assign ed to a ct a s a ne w netw ork serve r. T he s witch is a utom atic . Th e next
machin e to b e auto mati c ally as sign ed as new ne twork s erver is th e one with
the h ighe st s eria l num ber in t he SD TI n etwo rk.
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GIGABIT NETWORK
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The Gig abit conne cti on m akes it poss ible to tr ansf er vide o and a udio mate ri al from
the XT 3 se rver s to ext ern al sys tems via the TCP/ I P netw ork.
The ex tern al s yste ms c an be t he f ollo wing :
•
A stor age syst em o r an a rchivi ng s yste m, s uch as XStore or XF2.
•
A non- line ar E diti ng s yst em, su ch a s Xe dio, App le Final Cut Pro or Avid .
However , th e ext erna l s ystems cann ot r ead t he raw fi les c omin g fro m the XT 3
server s. For th is rea son, XTAccess i s used as a “g atew ay ” be tween t he X T3 and
the IT world . It take s up the role of gate way use d so far by XFile /XStr ea m as it
create s f ile forma ts c omp liant wit h ex tern al s ystem s.
XTAcces s is d irec tly c on nected to t he XT3 serve r s throu gh th e Gig abit net work vi a
an FTP cl ient . I t ru ns on an XP work stat ion a nd is mai nly con trol led by the
extern al s yste ms ( no u se r int erfa ce) v ia X ML f iles or ot her proce sses .
The Gig abit conn ecti on fulfi lls t he fo llow ing f un ctions in re lat ion wi th t he XT3
server s:
•
Backup of clip s f rom a n X T3 ser ver
•
Restor e of cli ps t o a n XT 3 serv er
•
Transf er o f cl ips betw een serve rs
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The se ctio ns below br ief ly pr esen t th e ba ckup a nd re stor e of cli ps thro u gh th e
Gigabi t co nnec tion . Ple a se ref er to the XTAcc ess user m anua l for ful l inf o rmatio n
about the pos sibl e wor kfl ows wi th t hird -par ty s yste ms.
2.8.2
BACKUP OF CLIPS
Overview
The fo llow ing s chem a sh ows how the back up o f cl ips is per forme d wi th th e Gigab it
connec tion and XTA ccess :
Workflow
1. An exter nal sy stem , for e xample I P Direc tor, send s an XML fil e to XTA cces s to
reques t t he b ackup of a g iven c lip crea ted on an X T3 ser ver.
2. XTAcces s pr oces ses the XML fi le:
a. It ge ts t he c lip con tent th at ha s to be back ed u p fr om the XT3 ser ver.
b. It g enera tes a back up f ile of the cli p i n t he forma t specif ied by the ex tern al
system (n o trans codi ng f eature , only na tive co de c). The fol lowin g forma ts
are sup port ed: EV S MX F, AVI, A vid MXF OPAt om, MXF OP- 1A, Q uick
Time, Quic k Tim e Re f (d e pendin g on th e vi deo cod ec).
c. It s tores th e b ackup fi l e in the ta rget fo lder s pecif ied by the ext erna l
system . The me tada ta o f the cl ip ar e eith er in cl uded in the f ile (i n EVS
MXF) or sen t v ia a n XML file.
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Overview
Only c lip s ha ving one of the fol lowin g f ormat s c an be res tore d: E VS MX F, MXF
OP-1A or Qu ick Time (de pendin g on th e vi deo cod ec).
The re stor e pr oces s ca n be se t up in two diff eren t ways:
•
via XM L fi le s ent by the e xterna l a ppli cati on.
•
via f olde r sc an.
The fo llow ing s chema sh ows how the rest ore of c l ips is per forme d wit h th e Gigab it
connec tion and XTA ccess :
Workflow (Restore via XML File)
1. An exter nal sys tem (wh ich can ge nera te XML f iles for r esto ring cl ips, for
exampl e Medi aXCha nge or IPDir ecto r) sen ds a n XML fil e to XT Acces s to
reques t the r esto re (cop y) of cli ps from an arch i ving or b ackup s yste m t o a
given XT3 serv er.
2. XTAcces s pr oces ses the XML fi le:
a. It ge ts t he c lip fil e to res t ore fr om t he e xter nal sys tem.
b. It re stor es, i.e. cop ies, th e cli p on the XT3 serv er specif ied in the XML file .
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Workflow (Restore via Folder Scan)
1. Based on th e param eter s defined i n XTAcce ss, th is appli cati on scan s spec ific
folde rs o n ex terna l b acku p or archi ving sys tems .
2. When a cl ip file has be e n wri tten to the sc anne d fold er, XTAc cess cre ate s a
copy o f t he c lip on t he X T3 ser ver spec ifie d in the XTAcc ess param eter s.
The re stor ed c lip rece ive s a n ew UmI D an d LSM I D:
o Multic am a utoma tica lly a ssigns a Um ID t o t he r est ored c lip .
o
A sta rt LSM ID i s sp ecif ied i n XT Acce ss a nd inc rement ed a s d efin ed for
each new c lip tha t is res t ored in o rder to find an e mpty l ocat ion on the XT3
server .
The re stor ed c lip cont ain s the cli p me tada ta.
3. The re stor ed c lip is m o ved fr om t he s cann ed f older to one of t he f ollo wing
subfo lders on the ext erna l arch ivin g or bac kup syst em:
2.8.4
o
\Resto re.d one\ : fol der where t he fi les ar e m oved to w hen t hey a r e
succes sful ly r esto red.
o
\Resto re.e rror \: f olde r wh ere f iles are move d to wh en th ey f aile d to res tore .
IMPORTANT RULES
Gigabi t n etwor ks i nclu din g EVS serv ers need to ab ide b y th e fo llow ing rule s :
•
The har dwar e use d on Gi gE netw orks with EVS s e rvers n eed to su ppor t ju mbo
frames .
•
Both G igE p orts of a n EVS se rver need to b e defi ned on di ffer ent subnetwor ks.
•
Teamin g be tween the Gig E1 and Gig E2 p orts is no t pos sibl e.
•
This i s no t p ossib le to im plemen t fa ilov er throu gh the G igE n etwo rk.
•
The Gi gE p ort avai labl e o n the MTPC boar d (PC L AN) is a 1 00Ba se- T port .
This is used f or mon itor i ng purp oses ( XNet M onit or) or f or the commu nica tion
with othe r ap plic atio ns ( LinX). Th is c an b e i n t h e same su b-ne twork as the
GigE p ort.
2.8.5
SWITCHES
S UPPORTED S WITCHES
All swi tche s use d on the GigE ne twor ks of EVS system s nee d to s uppo rt jumbo
frames (Et hern et frame s with m ore than 1, 500 byt es of pay load ). T hree mo dels of
19-inc h Gi gabi t sw itch es have b een val idat ed f or u se wit h EV S wor kflo ws:
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The HP Proc urve 2 510G - 24 and Cis co Cat alys t 29 60G-24 TC can be used f or small
setups whe re n o in ter- VL AN rou ting is need ed.
On larg er set ups, b oth G igE por ts of t he XT3 s er vers or /and s ever al por ts on the
XF2 a re ofte n u sed to in crease th e b andwi dth or to a llow red unda ncy. Sin ce bo th
GigE por ts of an XT3 s erver ca nnot be u sed o n the same su b-ne twork , virtua l
LANs need t o be crea te d. To allow t he tra nsfe r of packet s betwe en the virtual
LANs, layer 3 sw itch es are re quir ed. Y ou n eed t o sele ct a laye r 3 switc h that is
able to r oute jumb o f ram es.
A switc h of the C isco C atalys t 37 50E s erie s sho uld be used on la rger se tups a s
they sup port ju mbo fra me s, allow tr aff ic to be rou t ed betwee n diff eren t VLA Ns and
provid e st acki ng c apab ili t ies.
The fo llow ing tabl e g ives an ove rvie w on the sup po rted switc hes:
Model
RU
Layer
Gb
ports
SFP
10Gb
(X2)
JF
switch ing
JF
routing
Stacki ng
HP Procur ve
2510G- 24
1
2
2 0 (+ 4 )
4
0
Y
N
N
Cisco
Cataly st
2960G- 24TC
1
2
20
4
0
Y
N
N
Cisco
Cataly st
3750E- 24TD
1
3
24
(up
to 4)
2
Y
Y
Y
Cisco
Cataly st
3750E- 48TD
1
3
48
(up
to 4)
2
Y
Y
Y
A layer 2 de vice can b e used wh en al l mac hine s are con fig ured to be on t he same
LAN, whe n ano ther l ayer 3 device is pr esen t to d o the ro utin g if ne eded , or when
no rou tin g be tween VLAN s is need ed.
A DDITIONAL I NFORMATION
HP swit ches hav e a life time guar ante e w ith
replac emen t wi th n o ad di tiona l co ntra ct p urch ase.
n ext- busin ess- day
advanc e
HP switch es are no t co mpatib le with C isco' s pr oprie tary pr otoc ols (IS L, PagP,
PVST, et c.) wh ich co ul d be a prob lem fo r int egrat ion in s ome le gac y Cisco
enviro nmen t. Howev er, s uch a case is qui te unl ik ely to aris e and most o f the time
workar ounds can be fou n d.
The st acki ng p ossi bili tie s of the Cisc o 37 50E s eries perm it t o ha ve full y act ive
LACP t eams for redu ndan cy to the hos ts.
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REDUNDANT IPDP SERIAL LINK
The I PDire ctor com muni c ates with th e XT 3 s erve r via one se rial li nk. If th at l ink
fails , th e XT 3 se rver can no lo nger be cont roll ed b y any IPDi rect or.
A failov er mecha nism ha s been put in to plac e: it switch es the IPD irec tor li nk from
one po rt of a n XT3 ser ver to a noth er p ort on a noth er XT3 ser ver.
To ensu re th e fai lover , t he back up li nks b etwee n IPDire ctor w orks tati ons and the
XT3 serv ers n eed t o be physic ally cabl ed to a s econd RS 422 p ort, as s hown on
the f ollow ing sche ma:
The ser ial l ink r edun danc y will e nsur e tha t th ere i s no si ngle poin t of fail ur e in th e
setup . Howe ver, you n e ed to p ut in to p lace a t horoug hly thoug ht t hrou gh IPDP
confi gura tion fo r the S ynchro DB to con tinu e workin g corre ctly . This can be
achiev ed, for exam ple, b y def inin g an IPDi rect or workst atio n in Netw ork m ode.
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3.1
BOARDS AND SLOT CONFIGURATIONS
The XT3 se rver c onta ins all EVS de velo ped bo ar ds. The XT 3 serv er can be fitt ed
with V 3X v ideo boa rds. T he boa rd c onfi gura tion wi ll sl ight ly v ary depe ndin g on t he
type of v ideo boa rd u sed.
3.1.1
SLOT CONFIGURATION
Slot #
XT3 SD (HD R eady) , HD or HD/S D
7
RSAS
6
H3X
5
CODA (A udio Code c)
4
V3X (SD /HD) #3
3
V3X (SD /HD) #2
2
V3X (SD /HD) #1 G enlo ck
1
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VIDEO AND REFERENCE BOARDS
3.2.1
V3X BOARD “DUAL POWER”
Importa nt
It hi ghly advi sed not to r emove a V3X boar d fr om the EV S ser ver. Sho uld
you hav e to d o so, m anip ulate the bo ard v ery c are fully , maki ng su re it is
not e xpose d t o mec hani c al or ele ctri c sh ocks.
D ESCRIPTION
The V3X boa rd is di vide d in 3 parts : a base b oar d ident ifie d as COHX ba se (rear
sectio n an d cen ter e xten sion), and two mo dule s ident ifie d as CO D A V3 X (fron t
left) , an d COD B V 3X (f ro nt ri ght) .
The COD A
them bei ng
channe l) or
and 3 Gbps
V3 X and CO D B V3X mod ules a re th e actual C ODEC mo dule s, each of
abl e to be c onfig ured by s oftw are ei t her as an en code r (for a record
a s a dec oder (for a play ch anne l). Th e COD V3X modu les are SD, HD
cap able .
They s uppo rt t he foll owin g new feat ures :
•
Full reso luti on 3D H D on a sin gle V3X mod ule (Du al L ink HD S DI or s ingl e link
3Gbps)
•
1080p 50/ 59.9 4Hz vide o standa rd on a s ingl e V3 X modu le ( Dua l L ink HD SDI
or sin gle lin k 3Gb ps)
There are 2 ve rsio ns o f t he V3X boa rd: one with g enlock , o ne wi thou t g enlo ck.
The genlo ck model ca n easily be ide nti fied by the prese nce of 3 quartz
synthe size r a t t he back of t he C OHX base bo ard , on th e ri ght - hand si de, and by
the pr esen ce of the GLK and PSU OK LED s on eit her si de of the DIN c onn ector at
the cen tre fr ont of t he bo ard. Not e that a V3X boa rd with ge nloc k must b e i nstal led
as V3X #1 in fi rst pos iti o n (slot 2) in a n XT3 ser v er. A V3X boa rd with g en lock can
never be i nsta lled i n any other sl ot, a nd thu s cann ot be used i nste ad of V3 X #2 or
#3. Do ing so w ill resu lt i n conf lict ing elec tric al s ig nals insi de t he s ystem .
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J UMPERS ON THE COHX B ASE OF A V3X B OARD
ST1, S T2:
These 2 j umper s must b e insta lled o n the l ast V 3X board of the
server ( i.e. o n V3X #1 , 2 or 3 if ther e are re spec t ively 1 , 2 or 3
V3X bo ard inst alle d in th e serv er)
ST3 (SP ARE):
«parki ng» for jump ers for ST1 a nd S T2 wh en these are not used
ST4 (o nly on
V3X wi th
genloc k):
It mus t b e se t to HiZ (or not i nsta lled ).
ST5:
Note th at th e Gen lock L oop con nect or on the b a ck pane l of t he
XT3 serve r must alw ays be termi nate d with a 75 Ohm load if i t is
not u sed.
It de fine s th e po sit ion of the b oard ins ide the serv er. I t mus t b e
set t o « 1 » for a V3 X wi t h gen lock , an d to « 2 » o r « 3 » f or a
V3X bo ard with out genl oc k, de pend ing on i ts p osit i on in the
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LED S ON THE COHX B ASE OF A V3X B OARD WITH G ENLOCK
GLK
Off
when t he g enlo ck m odul e is n ot i niti aliz ed
Blinks gre en
when t he g enlo ck m odul e is p roper ly init iali zed, bu t not val id
genloc k si gnal is det ecte d
On, s teady
green
when t he m odul e is ini tial ized and a va lid genl ock signal is
detec ted
Red
(inter mitt ent)
when t here is a ge nloc k p roblem
Red (s tead y)
when a res ync is n eede d
PSU OK
On (gr een)
when a ll v olta ges are pre sent and in t he a llow ed r ange,
otherw ise the led is off
LED S ON THE V3X COD A AND COD B M ODULES (F ROM
L EFT TO R IGHT )
CPU
Blinks gre en
to in dica te CP U ac tivi ty
On, s teady
green
when t here is a pr oble m with t he proce ssor of the COD mod ule
PLAY
On (gr een)
when t he CO D mod ule is set b y th e so ftwar e i n pl a y mode
Off
when t he CO D mod ule is set i n re cord mode
PVID
on (gr een)
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Blinks gre en
while data tra nsfe rs o ccu r betw een the COD m odul e and the
H3X bo ard
M1, M2 , M3, M4
not y et u sed
G ENERAL C ONNECTIVITY ON THE V3X COD A AND COD B
M ODULES
This sec tio n desc ribe s the con nect or ass ign ments an d lay out f or t he vide o
standa rds SD 5 25i, SD 6 25i, H D 10 80i and HD 72 0p.
The spec ific c onnec tiv it y for HD 3D/10 80p Dua l Link and 3D/ 1080 p sin gle link
3Gbps is d escr ibed in de dicat ed s ecti ons.
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Connector Assignments in SD and HD Modes
Connect or SD mode
J1
J2
HD mode
J5 is fac tory- wire d to the backpl ane inst ead of J1.
You ca n co nnec t J1 ins te ad of J5 if m onit orin g
(CVBS o r SD I) i s re quir e d in SD or HD m ode.
SDI/CVB S (* )
monito ring out put (SD)
SDI/CVB S(*) moni tori ng
outpu t (SD , do wnconver ted)
SDI mon itor ing out put
(SD)
SDI mon itor ing out put
(SD, d own-c onve rted )
Connect or l abel
CHAR SD
Not wi red to t he
backpl ane.
Used f or o nboa rd
multiv iewe r in put
J3
Loop-t hrou gh f or the S DI
input sig nal
Loop-t hrou gh f or the S DI
input sig nal
(SD)
(SD, d own-c onve rted )
J4
SDI mon itor ing out put
(SD)
SDI mon itor ing out put
(HD/SD)
CHAR OUT
SD/HD
J5
N/A
N/A
IN B
J6
SDI pr ogram out put
(SD)
HD SDI prog ram o utpu t
(HD)
OUT
J7
SDI pr ogram out put
(SD, i dent ical to J6)
HD SDI prog ram o utpu t
(HD, i dent ical to J6)
OUT
J8
SDI in put
(SD)
HD SDI inpu t
(HD)
IN
J9
Altern ate SDI inpu t
(SD, f or h ardwa re l oop)
Altern ate HD SD I in put
(HD, f or h ardwa re l oop)
Used f or l oop in
OUT B
* The swit ch be tween S D I and CVBS o n J1 is d on e by a sof tware s ett ing in the EVS
Config urat ion menu .
Note
The lo ops of the inpu t si g nal a re n ot g enlo cked .
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Only f ront back plan es l a belle d BKP7 are comp ati ble wi th V3 X bo ards
(7 sl ots for 6U f rame s). The BKP7 back plan es ( compat ible wit h V3 X
boards ) hav e 3 r ows o f sold erin g per slo t, w hile t he b ackp lanes
compat ible with IO-E , CO HD or COHU boar ds ha v e 2 rows of s olde ring
per sl ot. N ote t hat the t op slo t of BKP7 b ackp la nes mus t alw ays b e
connec ted to the H 3X b o ard.
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FOR 3D AND 1080 P D UAL L INK
Connector Assignments
Connect or 3D/108 0p mo de
Connect or l abel
J1
N/A
CHAR SD
J2
SDI mon itor ing out put
(SD, d own-c onve rted )
Not wi red to t he
backpl ane.
Used f or o nboa rd
multiv iewe r in put
J3
HD SDI prog ram o utpu t f or rig ht eye (3D) or l ink
2 (108 0p)
OUT B
(HD)
J4
SDI mon itor ing out put for left eye (3D) or lin k 1
(1080p )
CHAR OUT SD/HD
(HD/SD)
J5
HD SDI inpu t f or r ight ey e (3D) or link 2 ( 1080 p)
IN B
(HD)
J6
HD SDI prog ram o utpu t f or le ft e ye ( 3D) o r l ink 1 OUT
(1080p )
(HD)
J7
HD SDI prog ram o utpu t f or le ft e ye ( 3D) o r l ink 1 OUT
(1080p )
(HD, i dent ical to J6)
J8
HD SDI inpu t f or l eft eye (3D) o r li nk 1 (10 80p)
IN
(HD)
J9
Altern ate HD SD I in put
(HD, f or h ardwa re l oop)
Not wi red to t he
backpl ane.
Used f or l oop in.
Note
The lo ops of the inpu t si g nal a re n ot g enlo cked .
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M ODULES FOR 3D AND 1080 P IN S INGLE -L INK 3G-SDI
Connector Assignments
Connec- tor
3D/108 0p Mo de
Connect or l abel
J1
N/A
CHAR SD
J2
SDI pr ogram out put 2D
Not wi red to t he
backpl ane.
(SD, d own-c onve rted )
J3
SDI pr ogram out put 2D
Used f or o nboa rd
multiv iewe r in put
OUT B
(HD/SD)
J4
SDI mon itor ing out put for left eye (3D)
or li nk 1 (10 80p)
CHAR OUT SD/HD
(HD/SD)
J5
Not in stal led
IN B
J6
3G-SDI prog ram outp ut f or le ft & rig ht
eyes ( 3D) or l ink 1 & 2 (1 080p)
OUT
(3G)
J7
3G-SDI prog ram outp ut f or le ft & rig ht
eyes ( 3D) or l ink 1 & 2 (1 080p)
OUT
(3G, i den tica l to J6)
J8
3G-SDI inp ut l eft & ri ght eyes ( 3D) or
link 1 & 2 (1 080p)
IN
(3G)
J9
Altern ate 3G-SD I i nput
(3G, for h ardw are loop )
Not wi red to t he
backpl ane.
Used f or l oop in.
Note
The lo ops of the inpu t si g nal a re n ot g enlo cked .
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2-ch XT3 Server
Lower C odec (SL OT 2)
4-ch XT3 Server
Upper C odec (SL OT 3)
Lower C odec (SL OT 2)
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Upper C odec (SL OT 4)
Middle Cod ec (S LOT 3)
Lower C odec (SL OT 2)
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3.3
AUDIO CODEC BOARD
The AUDIO CODE C boar d is the audi o inter face betwee n the V3X bo ards and the
H3X bo ard. VIDE O COD EC and AUDI O CODE C boards are ti ed t o th e H 3X boa rd
with o ne B us c onne ctor on t he f ront sid e. D iff erent aud io c onfi gura tio ns are
availa ble wi th the AUD I O CODEC board . See se ction 2. 6 ‘Aud io Conf igu ratio ns’,
on pag e 4 0 fo r de tail s.
ANALOG
AES/EBU
LED I NFORMATION AND C ONNECTOR
LD 1-3 : In tern al E VS i nfo rmatio n on ly
LD4: t rans fer acti vity to /f rom th e H3X boa rd
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RAID CONTROLLER BOARDS
3.4.1
H3X BOARD
The H3X bo ard is d ivid ed in 4 par ts ( 2 in fro nt, 2 i n the bac k).
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Front: CTL con trol ler m o dule
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Front lef t: GB E mo dule ( GigE)
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Back: CPU m odul e
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LEDs o n th e XNe t2CT L c ontro ller modu le f rom left to r ight :
LED Nam e
Status (es)
Descri ption
LED 1
green/ red
This l ight s re d whe n an error occu rs wh ile boot ing
the H3 X bo ard.
LEDs 2 to 8
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These 7 LED s ar e f or EV S int ernal use .
FRAMER
off/
on (gr een)
This is on ( gree n) whe n the sign al on th e XNet 2 IN
connec tor is a va lid E VS SDTI s igna l.
NET
off/
on (gr een)
This i s on (gree n) wh en the XN et2 S DTI n etwo r k is
estab lishe d (S DTI loop cl osed, corr ect spee d, e tc) .
DSP
off/
blink ing
green
This b link s gr een to s how DSP a ctiv ity.
LEDs o n th e GBE Gig abit modul e (l eft) , f rom l eft t o rig ht:
LED Nam e
Status (es)
Descri ption
CPU1/CPU 2
off/
blink ing
green
These LEDs bl ink alt ern ately eve ry 250 mill isec o nds
to in dica te t hat the proc e ssor i s ru nnin g.
Other LEDs
-
The si x ot her LEDs are fo r EVS inte rnal use .
C ONNECTORS
On the XNe t2 mo dule (S DTI) :
J15
OUT con nect or for X Net2 (SDTI netw ork 1485 Mbp s with out rela y).
J16
IN con nect or f or XN et2 ( SDTI n etwor k 14 85Mbp s withou t re lay) .
G IGABIT C ONNECTORS
The two Gig abit conn ect ors of the card are conn ected to t he tw o Gi gabi t ports of
the b ackp lane .
The Gig abit con nect ors must be on a netw ork t h at sup port s Jumb o Fra m es of ( at
least) 9 014 by tes Et hern et frame s. One o f the te sted swi tch be long s to th e Cisc o
3750 G fam ily, for exa mp le th e WS-C 3750 G-24T -S .
For mor e in forma tion , re fer to the Mul ticam Conf igura tion manu al fo r se tt ing up
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RCTL BOARD ON SAS DISK ARRAY (WITH H3X)
Disk A rrays on syst ems w ith H3 X Bo ards hav e a co ntrol ler on t he d isk arra y board.
Differ ent conf igur ati ons c an be used
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One in tern al a rray wit h a series of 6 d isks
•
One in tern al a rray s wi th t wo sta cked ser ies of 6 di sks,
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LEDs 1 to 6 ar e us ed i n c ase o f on e in tern al a rray of 6 disk s.
LEDs 7 to 12 are u sed fo r the uppe r serie s of disk s in case of on e inte rnal array of
2x6 d isks.
LEDs c orres pond to the d isks a s sc hema tize d as f ollowe d:
upper
7
12
lower
1
6
upper
8
9
10
11
lower
2
3
4
5
Disk L EDs
off
the c orres pond ing disk is not star ted (not spi nnin g )
on, f ast blin king
(green )
the c orres pond ing disk is star ting (sp inni ng)
on, s tead y (gr een)
the c orre spon ding di sk i s sta rted an d u sed in t he RA ID
array
on, s lowly bli nkin g
(green )
the co rresp ondi ng di sk is start ed bu t not used in t he RAID
array
STS
on (gr een)
when RC TL RA ID c ontr oll er is prop erly boo ted .
ERR
light s re d
when erro rs occu r durin g the data tr ansf er betw een the RAID
contro ller and th e di sks
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EXTERNAL RAID ARRAY SAS-HDX FOR XT3 SERVERS
The SA S-HDX is a 2RU extern al disk st orag e co ntain ing up to 24 hot- sw appabl e
SAS disks , with a mini mum of 5 disks. Ex tern al stora ge can be use d with or
withou t in tern al stor age.
It is c onne cted to th e XT 3 serve r via a ded ica ted SAS cab le on the r ear p anel o f
the serv er, pro vide d that the X-ESAS con nect ion module ha s been pl aced inside
the s erver .
Necess ary e quip ment :
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XT3 wi th SA S-HDX con ne ctor on t he r ear pane l.
•
Multic am v ersio n 10 .05 o r hig her
•
SAS-HDX ext ernal di sk s t orage
LEDS ON E XTERNAL A RRAY
For ea ch d isk, a b lue LE D and a re d LED are pre s ent.
Disk L EDs
Blue L ed
Red Le d
Off
On
(stead y)
Defect dri ve – mus t be re placed .
Blinki ng
Off
Connec ted, dis k be ing wr itten to / re ad from.
On (st eady )
Off
Connec ted, dis k no t cu rr ently writ ten to / re ad f ro m.
On (st eady )
On, sl owly
blink ing
Spare di sk - the co rres po nding di sk is st arte d and used
in th e RAI D ar ray.
Off
Off
The co rres pond ing disk i s not pre sent .
Note on Dis k LED s Act i vity
When star ting f rom a cle an disk arr ay (aft er a “Cl ear Video Di sks ” fr om
the EV S mai nten ance me nu), the X T3 s erver is re cordin g fi rst on RA ID
#0 until t his on e is ful l, t hen on RAID #1 a nd fin a lly on RAID # 2. It is
there fore no rmal t o see activ ity on ly on som e dis ks depen ding o n how
much ma teri al (cli ps a nd record tra ins) is stor ed o n the ser ver.
S OUND A LERT ON E XTERNAL A RRAY
When a fan or a powe r s upply unit has fai led on a n exte rnal arr ay, a sou nd alert is
given and can be stop ped by p ressi ng the M ute but ton o n th e ar ray.
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To ins ert or r emov e a dis k from an exte rnal arr ay, carefu lly fol low these st e ps:
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MTPC BOARD
3.5.1
INTRODUCTION
The f unct ion of the PC b oard is m ainl y th e c ontr ol of th e Vi deo hard ware and t o
inter face t he per iphe ra l equipm ent ( i.e. r emo te cont roll er) wi th the Video
hardwa re.
The fo llow ing MTPC boar d is used :
•
Revis ion A2 /A4 w ith COMMEL HS87 0 mothe r board an d a new time c ode
managem ent modu le (wit h boo tabl e USB )
In st anda rd c onfi gura tion the PC ha rdwar e is com posed by:
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One moun ting PC b oar d, with se rial p orts , LT C reader a nd gen erat or , is
contro lled by the moth erb oard.
•
IDE Sys tem Ha rd di sk: t h e IDE di sk dr ive i s use d for st orin g the EVS s oftw are
and the DOS o pera ting s ystem. Ne ith er audi o nor video dat a is sav ed on this
disk. T he cap aci ty of t his drive ma y vary depe ndin g on mark et av aila bili ty, but
the s ystem par tit ion is al ways s et to 1 GB. The re mainin g ca paci ty of t his drive
is no t us ed.
•
64/128 MB SDR AM mo difi ed. Th e SDRA M us ed ha s been mod ifie d to sui t the
system r equi remen ts. P l ease co ntac t EVS su ppo rt for RAM s upg rade . Do not
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M ULTIVIEWER
The mu ltiv iewer boa rd i s an op tion on XT3 s erve rs .
Connect ors
IN
The J2 con nect ors from t he CODE C mod ules of th e COHX
board are c onne cted to the IN conn ecto rs of the
multiv iewe r bo ard.
OUT1 HD
The OUT HD conn ecto r of the mult ivie wer b oard is
connec ted to th e MULT IV IEWER HD S DI co nnec to r on th e
rear p anel of the ser ver.
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Connect ors
OUT2 SD
The OUT SD co nnec to r of t he mu ltiv iewer b oard i s
connec ted to th e MULTIV IEWER SD SDI conn ecto r on the
rear p anel of the ser ver.
DB15
The DB 15 c onnec tor of th e mu ltiv iewer bo ard i s
connec ted to the MULT I DB15 c onne ctor on the re ar pa nel
of th e se rver .
LED I NFORMATION
Inter nal EVS i nfor mati on
B OARD C ONFIGURATION
HPOL, V POL a nd ENV S are us ed to con figu re th e compo site syn c gen era tor us ed
in LSM TV m ode (no effe ct if XT3 is onl y us ed w it h a VG A mon ito r).
The HPOL jump er can be used to in vert or no t the VGA HS signa l (Ho rizont al
Sync) to g ener ate the co mposit e ou tput sig nal (TV mode)
The VPOL jumper can b e used t o inve rt or n ot th e VGA VS si gnal (Vert ica l Sync)
to ge nera te t he c ompos it e out put sign al ( TV mo de )
The EN VS j umper can be used to ena ble or n ot th e pre sence of th e VGA V S sig nal
(Verti cal Sync ) in the co mposit e ou tput sig nal (TV mode)
If the LSM TV mode is used, th ese jump ers mu st be set up accor ding to EVS
recomme ndat ions , whic h depen d on so ftwa re vers ion a nd CPU boar d
model/ revi sion :
Set up th e jum pers as fol lows:
•
HPOL=On ; VP OL=Of f; EN VS=On
REMOTE RES ET jum pers are ava ilab le to desi gna te the r emot e(s)
from w hich the RESET co mmand c an b e se nt.
This c omman d re sets the whole sys tem: PC a nd v i deo ha rdwa re.
In sta ndar d con fig urat io n only Remo te on e (on RS422 p ort 1) is
allowe d to res et the syst em.
Importa nt
This jum per sh ould be r emoved i f the devic e co nnecte d to t he RS42 2
port is NO T an EVS co nt roller . Maxi mum vol tage on pin 5 of a n RS42 2
port of th e XT3 serv er sh ould not e xceed 5 Vo lt w hen the cor resp ondi ng
jumper i s eng aged . Ap plying a high er vo ltag e on pin 5 wh en the
corres pond ing jump er is enga ged wil l re sult in perm anen t el ectr onic
damage to the boar d.
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