Calibre UK HQView-500 Series Operating instructions

HQView-500 Series
Operating Instructions
This manual explains how to operate your HQView-500 Series (HQView-5xx) image scaler. The
HQView-500 Series comes in three versions HQView-500S, HQView-510 and HQView-520.
HQView-5xx is designed to provide users with a powerful and flexible method of driving large
display devices, and multiple screen applications including flexible geometry correction
functions.
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Contents
SAFETY WARNING:
INTRODUCTION
1.1. General Introduction
1.2. Packing List
HQVIEW-5XX SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
2.1. Product Overview
2.2. Product Specification
2.2.1. Power Supply Requirement
2.2.2. Video Inputs
2.2.3. Component Video Inputs
2.2.4. 3G-SDI Input
2.2.5. Computer (SVGA) Inputs VESA formats
2.2.6. HDMI & DVI Inputs
2.2.7. Audio Output
2.2.8. Display Output
HQVIEW-5XX CONTROL
3.1. Menu Tree
3.2. Introduction
3.3. Main Menu
3.4. Input
3.5. Output
3.5.1. Display Type
3.5.2. Output Mode
3.5.3. Location
3.5.4. Frame Rate
3.5.5. I/O Lock
3.5.6. Native Color Temp
3.5.7. Output Gamma
3.5.8. Output Config
3.6. Colour
3.6.1. Black-Level Offset
3.6.2. Black-Level
3.6.3. Contrast
3.6.4. Saturation
3.6.5. Hue
3.6.6. RGB values
3.6.7. Colour Temp
3.6.8. RGB values
3.6.9. Input Gamma
3.7. Geometry
3.7.1. Horizontal/Vertical Position
3.7.2. Edge Control
3.7.3. Warp
3.7.4. Picture Format
3.7.5. Overscan
3.7.6. Pan Tilt Zoom
3.8. PiP
3.8.1. PiP Input
3.8.2. PiP Mode
3.8.3. PiP Size
3.8.4. PiP Position
3.9. Multiple Unit
3.9.1. Auto Zoom
3.9.2. Units Wide/Units High
3.9.3. Horizontal Pos/Vertical Pos
3.9.4. Blend Width
3.9.5. Blend Curve Type
3.9.6. Black-Level Uplift
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3.10. Enhancement
3.10.1. Sharpness
3.10.2. Detail
3.10.3. Video Filters
3.10.4. Flicker Filter
3.11. System
3.11.1. User
3.11.2. Names/Profiles
3.11.3. Input Config
3.11.4. Display Mode
3.11.5. Menu Settings
3.11.6. Network Settings
3.11.7. Factory Defaults
3.11.8. Operation Mode
REMOTE CONTROL WEB SERVER
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Installing the Software
4.3. Discovery Tool
4.4. Software Operation
4.5. File Upload
FIRMWARE UPDATE
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Updating Firmware
ENVIRONMENTAL AND EMC
6.1. Recommended Operating Conditions
6.2. Storage
6.3. CE and FCC Compliance
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SAFETY WARNING:
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THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS WITHIN THE UNIT. REMOVAL OF THE TOP COVER
WILL EXPOSE DANGEROUS VOLTAGES. DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WITHOUT THE TOP COVER
INSTALLED.
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ENSURE THAT ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (INCLUDING THE MAINS PLUG AND ANY
EXTENSION LEADS) ARE PROPERLY MADE AND COMPLY WITH ELECTRICAL SAFETY
REGULATIONS.
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ENSURE THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE EQUIPMENT ISOLATION BARRIER IS MAINTAINED WHEN
CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT. THIS MEANS THAT ONLY LOW VOLTAGE ISOLATED
CIRCUITS MAY BE CONNECTED TO THE SIGNAL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS. IF ANY DOUBT EXISTS
CONSULT QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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TO PREVENT SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. IF SUCH EXPOSURE OCCURS, REMOVE THE PLUG FROM THE MAINS OUTLET AND
HAVE THE EXPOSED UNIT CHECKED BY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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DO NOT CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT IT
WORKING NORMALLY, OR IF IT IS DAMAGED IN ANY WAY. WITHDRAW THE MAINS PLUG FROM
THE MAINS OUTLET AND CONSULT QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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DO NOT REMOVE ANY FIXED COVERS UNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO DO SO AND EVEN THEN
WITHDRAW THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE MAINS OUTLET BEFORE YOU START.
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THIS EQUIPMENT CONTAINS NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
MAINTENANCE TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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TO AVOID EXPLOSION, DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE
REFER ALL SERVICING AND
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INTRODUCTION
1.1.
General Introduction
HQView-5xx is a very flexible image scaler developed specifically for driving large screen displays and
multiple screen applications from video or graphics sources.
HQView-5xx features state of the art digital image processor which provides market leading HD& SD
per-pixel multiple Iow-angle motion-adaptive de-interlacing and automatic film pull-down correction for
3:2 and 2:2, significantly outperforming the capabilities of benchmark competitor products. HQView-5xx
features excellent image processing algorithms for the very best scaling, film and video noise reduction
and MPEG artefact reduction.
HQView-5xx uses a very flexible high performance video input front end including true component video
support in analog YPbPr and RGBS formats and 3GSDI/HDSDI/SDI digital formats as well as
composite (CVBS) and YC/S-Video inputs. A very high performance video decoder is utilised with 4x
oversampling and 3D Y/C separation for outstanding video image clarity. HDMI and DVI video with
HDCP encryption is also supported, as are computer graphics inputs in SVGA analogue and HDMI/DVI
digital formats.
The output format can be set to I/O Lock mode where it locks the output frame rate to the input frame
rate dynamically without frame rate conversion so as to reduce system latency, or it can be set to a fixed
output frame rate for driving basic screens which are not 50Hz-compatible. A Low latency mode with
non-motion adaptive reduced processing is available to further reduce latency. The output format can
also be set to lock to an externally provided synchronization signal.
Outputs are available in VGA analog and DVI digital formats as well as 3GSDI serial digital formats
which are useable simultaneously so that one output can drive the screen while the other runs a local
monitor. Note that not all PC output formats are supported by 3GSDI standards in which case the
3GSDI output is disabled. Also note that if an HDCP encrypted signal is connected to the HDMI or DVI
input, the DVI output signal will be similarly HDCP encrypted and the VGA analog output as well as the
3GSDI output will be disabled.
Interlaced outputs are supported and can be run through a vertical temporal filter greatly reducing
interlace flicker.
HQView-5xx supports Pan, Zoom and Tilt to select a part of the input image, fill the screen and pan
within it.
HQView-5xx can be operated with different firmware. At time of issuing this document three firmware
options are available. Each firmware provides different feature sets controlled through the OSD. Thus,
the OSD menu systems of the firmware options may deviate from each other. Special emphasize is
given in the discussion of the OSD menu system in the corresponding chapters.
In the basic configuration HQView-500S used for single display installations Picture in Picture
functionality is provided.
The next stage is the HQView-510 for multi screen or multi projector installations. Picture in Picture is
replaced by Auto Zoom and Edge Blend with elaborate Black Level Uplift. Edge Blend allows to
electronically reduce the brightness level of certain image regions to match the brightness of
overlapping areas. Auto Zoom automatically crops and zooms the input video image to display the
section of the total image on the corresponding projector or screen. Also embedded warp allowing to
adjust the image in a projection scenario to match a rotated, tilted or curved screen is provided. For 9:16
portrait mode signage special predefined warp maps are available to rotate and stretch a video image to
fill a +/-90° rotated display panel.
HQView-520 adds free form warp capability for certain non-flat screens in a multi projector installation.
Warp maps created with the PC tool “Warp Generator” can be uploaded into HQView-520 and
processed accordingly.
System control is via an OSD controlled by keys on the front panel or through the inbuilt TCP/IP web
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1.2.
Packing List
HQView-5xx is supplied with the following:
1) This manual
2) 3 pin plug IEC mains cable
3) DVI-D output cable
4) CD
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HQVIEW-5XX SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
2.1.
Product Overview
HQView-5xx is designed to accept the following input signals:
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Composite video via BNC
Composite video via RCA
S-Video via 4-way miniDIN
YPbPr or RGBS SD/ED/HD component video via 3/4xBNC
3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI (Serial Digital Interface) via BNC
VGA analog (computer interface) via 15HDD
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DVI (Digital Visual Interface) via DVI-I (supporting a digital and 2 analogue VGA input)
HDMI via HDMI connector
2.2.
Product Specification
This section provides technical details for all possible inputs. Please note that not all possible input
options may be applicable to certain output modes.
2.2.1.
Power Supply Requirement
100V-264VAC 50/60Hz connected via a standard IEC connector located on the rear panel.
2.2.2.
Video Inputs
Composite via BNC and RCA connector, S-Video via 4-way mini DIN socket
Signal formats
Standards
Composite (CVBS) input level
Luminance (Y) input level
Chrominance (C) input level
Input Impedance (all inputs)
2.2.3.
Composite (CVBS), S-Video (Y/C)
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
1V p-p nominal incl. sync
1V p-p nominal incl. sync
0.6V p-p nominal
75 Ohms
Component Video Inputs
Via 3 or 4 BNC connectors
YPbPr, YPbPrS, RGB and RGBS component video, menu selectable.
Signal formats 484i (480i) and 576i (SD), 480p, 576p (ED), 720p, 1080i at 50, 59.94 and 60Hz and
1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30Hz.
Please note this input does not support Computer SVGA signals which should be connected via the
Computer SVGA input
2.2.4.
3G-SDI Input
Format:
Input impedance:
SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI YCbCr 4:2:2 serial digital component video
75 ohms.
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C and SMPTE 424M compliant, accepts 484i, 576i, 720, 1080i and 1080p
single link formats at 270Mb, 1.485Gb or 2.97Gb rates.
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2.2.5.
Computer (SVGA) Inputs VESA formats
Signal formats:
RGB video level
RGB input impedance
Sync format
2.2.6.
DOS, VGA – WUXGA up to 165MHz pixel clock
0.7V - 1.0V
75 Ohms
Separate H & V sync at TTL/5V levels.
HDMI & DVI Inputs
HDMI 1.3 with or without HDCP, 36-bit video compatible.
DVI-D input with or without HDCP
Signal formats -video
484i and 576i (SD) in double-rate formats (1440 pixels per line), 480p, 576p (ED), 720p, 1080i at 50,
59.94 & 60Hz, 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 59.94 & 60Hz.
Signal formats – computer
DOS, VGA – WUXGA up to 165 MHz pixel clock
2.2.7.
Audio Output
HQView-5xx features an S/PDIF coaxial digital audio outputting HDMI audio.
2.2.8.
Display Output
Three output connectors are provided which are useable simultaneously, provided the input signal is not
HDCP encrypted. When the input signal has HDCP encryption, the DVI-D output connector will carry a
similarly HDCP encrypted signal and the VGA and 3G-SDI connector may be disabled. When an HDCP
encrypted signal is input, but the display device does not support HDCP, the output image will
turn black and a message indicating HDCP Signal will come up to indicate this.
One is a DVI-D output and the other is a VGA style output. Both conform to normal VESA standards for
connectors and pin outs for these signal types. The DVI-D connector will support HDMI 1.3 with 36-bit
video and HD audio formats when connected to a suitable HDMI 1.3 receiver.
The 3G-SDI BNC output is supporting the same formats as accepted by the 3G-SDI input (see section
2.4.4.).
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HQVIEW-5XX CONTROL
3.1.
Menu Tree
HQView-500S Menu Tree
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HQView-510 as well as HQView-520 have a Multiple Unit Menu instead of the HQView-500S PiP Menu and they feature
embedded Warp.
HQView-510/520 can be rebooted in HQView-500S mode with PiP instead of Multiple Unit capability.
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HQView-520 has an additional Discrete Warp Map Item compared to HQView-510.
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3.2.
Introduction
The front panel has keys for OSD menu navigation, input channel selection and often used functions.
OSD navigation is through two direction keys and a Menu/Enter key.
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1 – Standby key: When applying power to the unit it starts up. This is indicated by the green On LED
flashing. Once the unit is operational, the On LED is permanently on. By pressing the Standby Key, the
unit is put into standby mode. This is indicated by the red Standby LED being permanently on. The red
Keylocked LED indicates a keypad locking condition issued through the OSD menu. If a key on the front
panel is now pressed an OSD message comes up and displays the multiple key press to be applied to
unlock the front panel keys.
2 – Input channel selection keys: All input channels can be directly selected. The active channel is
indicated by the red LED above the corresponding channel key being on.
3 – PiP or Test Pattern key: A HQView-500 has a key to directly activate the PiP mode. The LED is
switched on when in PiP mode. HQView-510 and 520 have a key to directly activate a Test Pattern. Use
the up/down keys to toggle trough the available test patterns. The LED is switched on when in Test
Pattern mode.
4 – OSD navigational keys: With the Menu key the OSD menu is activated. The up/down keys are used
for OSD menu navigation. To exit the OSD menu or any submenu press the up and down key
simultaneously or navigate to the Exit item and press the menu key. To access a submenu navigate to it
and press the menu key. To apply a change go to the menu item, press the menu key and make a
parameter change with the up/down key. Confirm the change by pressing the Menu key. This will also
bring you back to the submenu.
5 – Direct function keys: Contrast (gain), Black (offset/brightness), Colour (saturation) and Hue can be
altered directly from the front panel.
With the following multiple key presses further functions can be applied:
Keypad unlock: Menu/Up/Down
Mode reset: Menu/Black up/Black down
Factory reset: Colour up/Colour down/Hue up/Hue down (in live operation or at power up)
Set output mode to VGA (or 480i): Menu/Contrast up/Contrast down for VGA. Press this combination
again to set the output mode to 480i. The 3GSDI output only features video modes.
The back panel features all input and output connectors, communication ports and the power supply
connector.
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4 – Digital audio output
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6 – DVI-D and VGA input
7 – YPbPr / RGB(S) video input
8 – DVI-D and VGA output
9 – 3G-SDI output
10 – USB port
11 – TCP/IP port
12 – RS232 port
13 – Power supply connector
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3.3.
Main Menu
The main menu lists the input channel select item, 6 sub menus, and a menu item for automatic setup
of VGA modes. The 6 sub menus are Output, Color, Geometry, PiP (HQView-500S) or Multiple Unit
(HQView-510 and 520), Enhancement and System.
On each menu page an Exit menu item is available to leave the menu or submenu. Some adjustments
are not applicable to all signal types or operating modes, in which case those non-applicable functions
will be ghosted and are not accessible via the menus.
All menus have a top status line and a bottom line indicating the firmware revision number. In the status
line the currently selected input channel is indicated and the detected mode is identified. The firmware
revision number displays the revision number of the bootloader behind BL, the revision number of the
firmware behind FW and whether it is a 500S, 510, 520 type HQView unit.
To set up your HQView-5xx it is recommended that you follow this procedure:
Choose the correct output mode and parameters to suit your screen or projector.
Select the correct input signal.
Set the input levels and features appropriately to optimize the appearance of your image.
Set any other parameters to suit your application.
Note: All Input parameters are specific to your chosen input channel and input signal type, they are not
global to the unit. All Output parameters are global
3.4.
Input
The list of available inputs can be scrolled through using the Up and Down keys. The new input is not
selected until the Menu key is pressed. The list of inputs are: CVBS 1, CVBS 2, S-Video, Component,
VGA, 3G-SDI, DVI, HDMI and Test Pattern.
Test patterns can be generated by HQView-5xx without needing an input connected. When Test Pattern
is selected as the input, the required test pattern can be chosen with the menu navigation up/down keys
when the OSD menu is off.
3.5.
Output
This menu contains adjustments associated with setting up outputs from the unit. The items are
organized in three sub menus, Display Type, Gamma/Color/Crush and Output Config. Use the up and
down keys to scroll to the required item and press the Menu key.
3.5.1.
Display Type
Settings: LCD/Plasma, Projector
The Display Type setting defaults to Projector. Select Projector if you drive a projector and need the
warp function and edge blend capability. Set to LCD/Plasma if you do not need warp (including
Location). Multiple unit configurations with auto zoom are available, but without edge blend. The real
value of this mode is that the Flicker Filter becomes available. Note: For HQView-500S leave the setting
to Projector mode, since there is no difference to LCD/Plasma mode.
3.5.2.
Output Mode
Settings: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1366x768,
1400x1050, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1200, 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 1080i, 720p, 1080p
Set up the desired output resolution with output mode. The output mode setting should match the native
resolution of the imaging device to avoid double scaling.
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The 3GSDI output does not feature the PC mode resolutions, only 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i/p
output modes are supported. Available SDI output modes are indicated by an SDI connector symbol in
the output mode selection list box of the OSD. SDI output modes not supported are indicated with this
symbol crossed out red.
The default output resolution as set by the factory or after a user issued factory reset is 640x480. If only
a SDI capable monitor is connected no image is displayed and consequently the output resolution
cannot by changes through the OSD. Pressing the Menu/Contrast up/Contrast down key combination
will switch the output resolution from 640x480 to 480i which SDI monitors should be capable to display.
If a DVI or VGA monitor has issues to display this 480i mode, by pressing the key combination again the
640x480 output mode is set-up which all DVI and VGA monitors should be capable to display.
3.5.3.
Location
Settings: Front Tabletop, Front Ceiling, Rear Tabletop, Rear Ceiling
The image can be flipped to accommodate different projection scenarios as well as screens mounted
upside down.
3.5.4.
Frame Rate
Settings: 60 Hz, 50 Hz, 48 Hz, 24 Hz, Auto
In auto mode the output frame rate follows the input frame rate as configured in the Output Config
menu. Signals with 24Hz, 25H, 48Hz, 50Hz (plus margin) input modes get special treatment, modes
with other refresh rates are displayed at 60Hz. 24Hz input modes will be output at 24Hz if the output
resolution is set to either 720p or 1080p and the Frame Rate setting in the Output Config menu includes
24Hz, otherwise it is displayed at twice the rate if the Frame Rate setting in the Output Config menu
includes 48Hz. Otherwise a 24Hz input mode is displayed at 60Hz. 48Hz input modes will be output at
48Hz if the Frame Rate setting in the Output Config menu includes 48Hz. Otherwise it is displayed at
50Hz. A 25Hz input mode is output at twice the frame rate 50Hz. An exception to the 24/25Hz input
mode treatment is if the output resolution is set to 480i or 480p. 480i and 480p are always run at 60Hz
output rate. 50Hz input modes are displayed at 50Hz output rate.
The output frame rate can also manually set to 24Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz or 60Hz if possible, i.e. such output
modes are available. Only 720p and 1080p output modes are available with 24Hz refresh rate. 480i and
480p output modes are only available at 60Hz refresh rate. For all other modes 48Hz, 50Hz and 60Hz
refresh rate is available.
3.5.5.
I/O Lock
Settings: Off, Source, Genlock, Auto
If I/O Lock is switched off the output is run with a fixed refresh rate determined by the frame rate setting,
which deviates from the input refresh rate, even if both are nominally at the same rate. This causes
occasional frame dropping or repeat.
If I/O Lock is set to Source the output refresh rate is following the input video refresh rate if locking is
possible. If I/O Lock is set to Genlock the output refresh rate is following the vertical sync of an
externally provided signal (GENLOCK BNC) if locking is possible. Locking is achieved by modulating the
output clock and works if input and output refresh rate are nominally at the same rate, e.g. when frame
rate is set to 60Hz and the video input is also 60Hz. If e.g. the video input rate is 50 Hz and the Frame
rate is set to 60Hz, the output will enter free run mode. When Frame Rate is set to Auto the matiching
frame rate is chosen.
When I/O lock is set to Auto and a Genlock source is present to the GENLOCK BNC. If genlocking is
not achievable, locking to the video source frame rate is tried. If that is not possible the output is running
in free-run mode.
The status line of the OSD window under Sync Mode indicates if the output signal is locked to the input
signal (I/O Locked or Genlocked) or in free run mode (Free Run) .
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3.5.6.
Native Color Temp
Settings: 5500, 6500, 7500, 9300, 10000
Native Color Temp allows the user to select from pre-configured color temperatures to match the
display. If both Native Color Temp set here in the Output menu and Color Temp set in the Color menu
are set to the same value, no conversion is performed.
3.5.7.
Output Gamma
Settings: 1.0 to 3.0 in steps of 0.1
Output gamma allows to re-gamma video signals with pre-configured gamma values to match the
display. Input gamma and output gamma both default to 2.2. If they are both set to the same value,
there is no effect on the image.
Note: If e.g. an adjustment to reduce the level of red in the image is required, select a higher number for
the (input) Color Temp in the Color menu, or a lower number for the Native Color Temp in the Output
menu.
3.5.8.
Output Config
This Menu provides items to configure the output port.
Sync Mode
The VGA output port can be operated with separate syncs, composite syncs and Sync-On-Green.
Internally, the display interface processes data at a full ten bits per colour. A resolution of ten bits per
Optimize for Display
Settings: DVI forced, Optimized, DVI/HDMI
Internally, the display interface processes data at a full ten bits per colour. A resolution of ten bits per
colour is provided for the VGA output. The colour depth on the DVI-D output is determined by the
supported standard of the attached monitor or device when set to DVI/HDMI. For DVI 1.0 and HDMI
1.1/1.2 devices it is 24 bit, for HDMI 1.3 compliant devices it is up to 36 bit.
DVI forced will output with 24 bit colour depth irrespective of the supported standard of the attached
monitor.
When the Optimized setting is enabled the output resolution is automatically set to the native screen
resolution of the attached display. The colour depth is determined in the same way as when set to
DVI/HDMI.
DVI Colour Space and DVI Range
The colour space of the DVI output port can be set to RGB or YPbPr, the range can be set to full or
limited range (8 Bit: 0x01 .. 0xFE, 10 Bit: 0x004 .. 0x03FB).
Frame Rates
Settings: 60/50 Hz, 60/50/24 Hz, 60/50/48, 60/50/24/48
Limits the possible output frame rates for the Auto refresh rate configuration discussed in paragraph
3.5.3.
3G-SDI Data Map
720p and 1080i HD-SDI data can be output in YCbCr 4:2:2, YCbCr 4:4:4 or RGB 4:4:4 mode.
3GSDI data can be output as Level A or B data.
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3.6.
Colour
This menu contains adjustments associated with setting up inputs to the unit. Use the Up and Down
keys to scroll to the required item and press the Menu key.
3.6.1.
Black-Level Offset
Settings: 0 IRE, 7.5 IRE
Used to select 7.5 IRE black level set-up adjustment. Should always be set to 7.5 IRE for HDMI video
inputs and should usually be off for analog video inputs.
3.6.2.
Black-Level
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Black level controls the offset applied to the video signal.
3.6.3.
Contrast
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Contrast controls the gain applied to the video signal.
3.6.4.
Saturation
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Control of video saturation, applies to all video inputs but not computer input signals or formats.
3.6.5.
Hue
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Control of video hue, applies to all video inputs but not computer input signals or formats.
3.6.6.
RGB values
This is a user-defined colour temperature setting whereby individual R,G,B gain and offset (bias) can be
set so as to accurately calibrate a particular input to the display device.
3.6.7.
Colour Temp
Settings: 5500, 6500, 7500, 9300
Colour Temp allows the user to select from pre-configured color temperatures to match the colour
temperature of the incoming signal. If both Colour Temp set here in the Colour menu and Native Colour
Temp set in the Output menu are set to the same value, no conversion is performed.
3.6.8.
RGB values
This is a user-defined colour temperature setting whereby individual R,G,B gain and offset (bias) can be
set so as to accurately calibrate a particular input to the display device.
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3.6.9.
Input Gamma
Settings: Gamma 1.0, Gamma 1.5, Gamma 2.2, Gamma 2.8
Set this value to match the native gamma of the input signal. Input gamma and output gamma both
default to 2.2. If they are both set to the same value, there is no effect on the image.
3.7.
Geometry
This menu contains adjustments associated with setting up position, aspect ratio and scale of the input
signal. Scale can be as simple as an overscan up to arbitrarily warping the image.
3.7.1.
Horizontal/Vertical Position
Settings: in steps of 1 pixel/line
Change the positional values to match the display boarders.
3.7.2.
Edge Control
Submenu for changing the position of the image edges, effectively scaling the image in horizontal and
vertical direction. If Pan Tilt Zoom is activated Edge Control is disabled. It does effectively the same, but
has greater range.
3.7.3.
Warp
Note: Warp is only available for HQView-510 and HQView-520.
Submenu for warping the image and defining projection condition. The projection condition can be Front
Tabletop, Front Ceiling, Rear Tabletop or Rear Ceiling. The corresponding image flip is applied on top of
the following warp applications.
The warp applications are Keystone, 4-Corner, Rotation, and PC (only HQView-520). Special portrait
warp applications for clockwise (90°) and counter-clockwise (270°) rotation with scaling are provided as
well.
Under the Keystone application the image can be adjusted to match a horizontally and vertically tilted
screen. Also, Pin/Barrel distortion of the lens or screen can be adjusted simultaneously.
Under the 4-Corner application all corners can be moved and the image is calculated to fit into the given
trapezoid.
The Rotation application let you rotate the image from -180 to 180 degree (one full circle). At the same
time Pin/Barrel distortion of the lens or screen can be adjusted again.
Predefined warp maps for portrait mode applications are provided. A 9:16 input image area is rotated
and scaled such that is fills a 16:9 screen.
With PC application activated the HQView-520 communicates with the PC tool Warp Generator. Warp
Generator allows you to define an arbitrary screen in live operation by projecting a grid on the surface
and move the grid points to get a rectangular output. This grid information can then be downloaded in
one of eight slots used for real-time processing of image data which make the image appear rectangular
on a curved screen.
For convenience all settings can be reset with one button provided in the submenus.
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3.7.4.
Picture Format
Settings: Standard, Full Screen, Crop, Anamorphic
Picture Format allows a user to select the displayed aspect ratio where the signal input is at variance
with the display panel’s natural aspect ratio. Note that some aspect ratios may not be applicable to all
signal types, in which case selecting a non-applicable aspect ratio conversion will have no effect on the
displayed image. E.g. when a 16:9 image is displayed on a 16:9 panel all settings give an identical full
screen image.
Standard preserves the aspect ratio of the incoming image and scales the image to fit into the size of
the panel. Dependant on the aspect ratio of the panel the image is either bordered by the right/left side
or bottom/top of the panel. Non-used areas of the panel are displayed black (letterboxed). Full Screen
scales the image to the size of the panel without preservation of the aspect ratio. Crop preserves the
aspect ratio and scales the image to fit the screen. Dependant on the aspect ratio of the panel either the
top/bottom or right/left areas of the image are cropped. Anamorphic scales the input image such that it
is displayed with a 16:9 aspect ratio when displayed on the screen. The image is further scaled to fit into
the size of the panel. Dependant on the aspect ratio of the panel the image is then either bordered by
the right/left side or bottom/top of the panel. Non-used areas of the panel are displayed black
(letterboxed).
3.7.5.
Overscan
Settings: 0 to 10 in steps of 1
Overscan is used to slightly zoom into the image. Thus, the border area of an image is no longer
displayed on the screen. This cuts off unwanted features at the top or bottom from e.g. video images.
3.7.6.
Pan Tilt Zoom
This menu provided settings to zoom and shrink the image, as well as panning within the image.
Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) can be switched on or off. When switching on the latency of the system is
increased by one frame. Thus, there is a difference of a PTZ setting off or on with no zoom. PTZ
settings can be saved per mode or globally, i.e. the same PTZ settings are applied when switching input
channels or changing the input mode.
The Zoom slider allows to zoom into the image or shrink it. When Aspect Lock is set to On the separate
slider for zooming vertically is greyed out and the horizontal zoom or shrink factor is used as vertical
factor as well. The aspect ratio is preserved. When Aspect Lock is Off horizontal and vertical scaling
factors can be chosen separately.
With the Pan and Tilt sliders panning within the image in horizontal and vertical direction is possible. Off
raster panning is allowed, i,e, the image can be shifted outside the active area of the display.
For convenience the PTZ settings can be reset with one button.
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3.8.
PiP
The HQView-500S has a PiP menu. It contains adjustments associated with setting up source, position
and size of a picture in picture video image. HQView-510 and HQView-520 have a Multiple Unit menu
instead. HQView-510 and HQView-520 can be booted as HQView-500S through the menu system
though.
3.8.1.
PiP Input
Selects the video source for the PiP window. The available PiP video sources depend on the currently
displayed (main) video source. If the main video source is HDMI, DVI, DVI-A, VGA or COMPONENT the
available PiP sources are CVBS1, CVBS2, S-VIDEO and HD-SDI. If the main video source is CVBS1,
CVBS2, S-VIDEO or HD-SDI the available PiP sources are HDMI, DVI, DVI-A, VGA and COMPONENT.
3.8.2.
PiP Mode
Settings: Off, PIP, PAP, POP
Three picture in picture modes can be invoked. PIP displays a second channel within the main image.
PAP displays both pictures side by side scaled to the vertical size of the panel. POP displays both
images side by side preserving the aspect ratio of each source. The unused areas of the panel are
displayed black.
3.8.3.
PiP Size
Settings: Small, Medium, Large
Selects the size of the PiP image.
Note: The larger PiP sizes are not available for certain main and PiP source combinations.
3.8.4.
PiP Position
Settings: Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Free H/V
Selects the quadrant where to show the PiP image. When Free H/V is selected the horizontal and
vertical PiP positioning sliders become available and the PiP can be moved over the screen.
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3.9.
Multiple Unit
The HQView-510 and HQView-520 have a Multiple Unit menu to set up each unit for use in a multi
screen application.
Multiple screens are stitched together to provide a bigger display with higher resolution than a single
display. Each display is driven by a separate HQView unit. Each HQView unit gets the same graphics or
video input signal through a distribution amplifier. The HQView unit cuts out and resizes the image to
display the part of the image assigned to the corresponding screen. In a multi projection display the
individual projections typically are chosen to overlap to give seamless transitions. Overlapping regions
are illuminated by multiple projectors and are brighter than non-overlapping regions. For a uniform
brightness over the total display the brightness in the overlapping regions has to be reduced
electronically. PiP functionality is not supported due to higher bandwidth requirements of the video
processing.
Important: When using multiple HQView units to drive one single large screen, it is essential that all
HQView units are I/O locked, otherwise motion tear will be observed at the boundaries of the image
processed by each HQView unit. It is also essential that all HQView units are setup for the same
processing latency (either all units are in Best Picture mode or all units are in Low Latency mode).
3.9.1.
Auto Zoom
Settings: On, Off
Switches on the auto zoom resizing the video image to display the assigned part of the total image.
AutoZoom is switched off automatically when the on-screen menu is activated and that menu cannot be
properly displayed. The menu is scaled to a certain extend by the warp engine and may exceed the size
of the screen. Also, only the active video area can be used for the on-screen menu. This would crop the
menu and make it impossible to navigate. A message will indicate such situations. After having done the
change AutoZoom can be reactivated.
3.9.2.
Units Wide/Units High
Settings: 1, 2, 3, 4/ 1, 2, 3, 4
Provides the HQView unit information of the multi screen installation. The number of horizontally and
vertically installed screens or projectors is entered.
3.9.3.
Horizontal Pos/Vertical Pos
Settings: 0 to (Units Wide – 1) in steps of 1/ 0 to (Units High – 1) in steps of 1
Provides the HQView unit information which window of the total image it is assigned to and has to
process (cut out and resize).
3.9.4.
Blend Width
The blend width menu provides sliders to set up the overlap region for left, right, top and bottom blend
region. When changing the slider value from within the OSD the blend area is not update immediately.
An update is forced when pressing the menu button, thus the slider is replaced by the menu. This is not
ideal, but excessive blend area write time suggested this approach.
The overlap is set up in output pixels with a range of up to a quarter of the output resolution. For a
configuration with two projectors in horizontal direction the overlap can be higher to allow 16:9 images to
fit on two combined projectors with an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 5:4.
An offset for the blend region can be set-up as well. The region between the edge and the start of the
blend area is black. The total pixels of blend area and offset region is limited by the same amount of
pixels as for an offset of zero.
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Note: Each HQView unit needs to be provided with the exact same value for left and right blend region.
Top and bottom blend region have to be identical as well, but don´t need to have the same value as left
and right. The HQView units do not communicate between each other and thus they have to make an
assumption for auto zoom calculations and that is overlap of the neighbouring (and those beyond)
projectors is identical.
3.9.5.
Blend Curve Type
The blend curve type menu allows to set the blending characteristics. For setting up the overlap the
Align Pattern should be used. Align Patter reduces the image intensity of each pixel in the blend area by
half. When the blend region set up through the blend width menu and the physical blend match the SCurve characteristics can be switched on. The image intensity is gradually reduced from the start of the
blend to the edge of the respective projector image. The S-Curve Value slider allows to control the
steepness of the S-Curve. For convenience in this Blend Curve menu a duplicate of the Output Gamma
slider can be found to match the grey scale of the images.
When a custom alpha map was loaded into the file system of the unit it is recognized at boot time and
the Custom Alpha Map menu item becomes available. Custom alpha maps can be uploaded through
the web or remote control API interface of HQView. The map can be switched on and off. The map is
combined with the Align or S-curve map internally generated. If that is not wanted Blend Curve Type has
to be set to off.
3.9.6.
Black-Level Uplift
This enables the user to provide a black level uplift to compensate for the additional light leakage from
multiple projectors in overlap regions. The black level uplift can be set for the 9 possible regions of the
image. Setting the black level uplift for the middle of an edge also sets the black level uplift for the two
adjacent corners, and if needed the corners can then be set individually. The sliders for all regions
which are not involved in edge blending for a given multiple unit configuration are greyed out, and the
black level uplift for all these regions can be set together using the Non-Blend Region parameter.
3.9.7.
Reduce Black-Level Uplift Width
The Black Level Uplift field may need to be adjusted to achieve a perfect result. There may be an area
of light leakage beyond the edge of the active image from the projector. With these controls the edges
of the black uplift region can be moved so they can be aligned with the edges of the area of light
leakage. In the case of projection under non-rectangular conditions the projection fields of adjacent
projectors are not aligned with the blend region. The corners of the non-blend region can be moved to
allow tracking of the edge of the projection field of adjacent projectors.
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3.10.
Enhancement
The enhancement menu provide image enhancement functions. Note that the enhancement settings
apply to video input signals only, not computer graphics signals.
3.10.1.
Sharpness
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Control of the sharpening enhancement filters' levels. These are peaking filters to improve highfrequency response. Note that setting this control too high on a signal which already has good high
frequency response will cause ringing or ghosting.
3.10.2.
Detail
Settings: 0, 1, 2, 3
This filter provides powerful 2D image enhancement which can be used to greatly improve detail
definition and clarity without causing image ringing or ghosting. It improves both horizontal and vertical
detail. Correct setting of the detail enhance filter can make SD signals look virtually indistinguishable
from true HD. At setting 0 the filter is switched off, with setting 3 providing the highest effect.
3.10.3.
Video Filters
The video filters menu provides LTI/CTI filters, TRNR/MNR noise reduction filters and a CCS cross
color suppression filter.
The LTI filter enhances the sharpness of the luminance component. The CTI filter enhances the color
sharpness of the chrominance signal by increasing the steepness of color edges.
TRNR (Temporal Recursive Noise Reduction) and MNR (Mosquito Noise Reduction) are available for
SD input signals only. These filters reduce spatial and temporal noise as well as block artifacts.
CCS is a filter to reduce luminance to chrominance cross talk of composite video signals (only) which
appears as a coarse rainbow pattern or random colors in regions of fine details.
3.10.4.
Flicker Filter
The Flicker Filter reduces interlace horizontal line edge bounce or flicker when scan converting from a
computer progressive input format to an interlaced output signal. By choosing the filter strength and
recursion mode it is possible to choose between higher levels of flicker reduction or better motion
reproduction. By default the filters are off.
The Flicker Filter when turned on is applied to the computer input ports DVI and HDMI. It is not
applied to inputs which are video (Composite, S-Video, Component and 3G-SDI) or to interlaced
modes on DVI and HDMI. The filter strength slider is always available and the strength can be
changed but it has no effect to a currently displayed interlace mode or video input port.
Filter Strength controls the filter weighting of prior field versus current field. Recursion chooses
between vertical filtering of current and prior input fields, or current field and recursive data output
from filter during prior field.
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3.11.
System
This selection contains functions which are more applicable to system operation than to picture
adjustment.
3.11.1.
User
Settings: USER 1, 2, 3, 4
A predefined setting stored under a user name can be selected. Several settings of the HQView-5xx
can be stored under a user name. Thus, different users can store their preferred HQView-5xx settings
and recall these profiles by picking up their user name from this menu.
Note: Using the Web interface, (any number of) settings can also be stored/restored to/from a PC disc
drive.
3.11.2.
Names/Profiles
The Names/Profiles menu provides input masks to rename the generic input channels and user names.
User names and input channel names can be changed to any word with a maximum of 12 alpha
numeric characters with a value range of 0-9, A-Z and blank.
The Names/Profiles menu allows the user to store profiles under a certain user name. It also allows to
copy user profiles by loading a profile stored under one user name and save it under another user
name. Reset Profile allows to restore default HQView-5xx settings for the currently selected user.
3.11.3.
Input Config
Inputs can be configured through the following sub-menus:
VGA Setup:
Submenu for adjusting analogue computer video. A button for automatic setup of frequency and phase
of the sampling clock is provided. This automatic adjustment is strongly recommended. Frequency
(Clock) and phase can also be altered manually.
DVI/HDMI Setup:
The DVI-I connector will accept either DVI-D or VGA analogue inputs. The DVI-I channel can be
configured accordingly.
The equalisation of the DVI interface can be boosted to allow for extended cable length.
The automatic HDMI and DVI Color Space and Range settings can be overwritten in this menu. Range
can be set to limited video mode or full range. The color space can be set to RGB or YCbCr.
SDI Setup:
For 3GSDI Level B type input modes the stream can be chosen.
SDI audio input is routed to the HDMI and 3GSDI output connector by default. HQView-5xx can also be
set to monitor audio on the SPDIF connector. SDI Audio on the HDMI/3GSDI connector and SPDIF
connector are mutually exclusive.
Two consecutive SDI audio channels can be output on the HDMI/3GSDI output interface. The group can
be chosen. Or all eight SDI audio channels can be transmitted.
Component Setup:
The component interface of the HQView-5xx is configured through this submenu. The Colour Space
can be set to YPbPr or RGB. The sync signal can be stripped from the Green or Y channel with the
setting 3 Wire or from the separate sync line with the setting 4 Wire. The Auto setting will automatically
detect a sync signal and set-up the HQView-5xx accordingly. This is set in under Synchronisation.
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Test Pattern:
When the OSD menu is off the test pattern can be toggled through by pressing the up and down keys of
the keypad. For unit control through a web browser or to set up a certain default test pattern a list box to
choose the pattern from is provided. Custom test patterns loaded into the file system of the unit through
the web interface, can be accessed through the same means.
The speed of the moving test pattern can be changed. Also, the foreground and background colour and
the line width of the moving cross test pattern can be changed in this menu.
3.11.4.
Display Mode
The “Display Mode” can be set to either Low Latency or Best Picture. In Best Picture optimum image
processing is applied, whereas in Low Latency mode the lowest latency is achieved. The flicker of
interlaced video is not suppressed totally for the latter setting. Thus it has the disadvantage of
conventional CRT TVs, but also their advantage of almost no delay in response, which is important for
applications such as gaming, simulation or imaging in medical treatment.
3.11.5.
Menu Settings
This menu provides items to change the menu position and menu display time, i.e. the time after which
the OSD is switched off again with no user interaction. OSD Messages can be activated and
deactivated.
The menu language can be altered and the keypad can be locked. To unlock the keypad a combination
of keys has to be pressed at the same time. The locking of the keyboard is accompanied by the
message: Keypad is locked. Press Menu/Up/Down to unlock. When successfully unlocking the keypad
the message shows up: Keypad unlocked.
3.11.6.
Network Settings
The Network Settings menu allows to configure the HQView-5xx TCP/IP address. Under Address Type
a static or DHCP leased address can be chosen. The static address and Netmask need to be entered
manually.
The Network Settings menu has a section with information on the DHCP Status and IP address
assigned to the board, as well as the fixed MAC Address programmed into the HQView-5xx. The DHCP
status is Off when static assignment is used or it displays an address when DHCP has leased an
address accordingly or it is None assigned if the lease was not successful.
Note: When changing from DHCP to Static mode or vice versa it is strongly recommended that
HQView-5xx is powered down after such a change, then powered back up, so that it is properly
recognised by other devices on the network.
3.11.7.
Factory Defaults
This button let you restore all settings to the default values of the HQView-5xx, thus, provide a means to
get back to a known (good) system state. A requestor will come up and ask to confirm prior to actual
restore.
3.11.8.
Operation Mode
This menu item is only available on a HQView-510/520. It allows to chose between the regular multiple
unit mode with blend and warp and a PiP mode. Selecting the PiP mode will effectively boot the
HQView-510/520 to emulate a HQView-500. A HQView-500 has PiP/PaP/PoP capability but no edge
blend. In HQView-500 mode the Operation Mode can be switched back to Multiple Unit.
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REMOTE CONTROL WEB SERVER
4.1.
Introduction
HQView-5xx features a web server which connects to a PC web browser via TCP/IP. The menu system
of HQView-5xx is mirrored into the web browser and all menu items can be accessed and controlled
through the keyboard or mouse of the PC.
4.2.
Installing the Software
No extra software needs to be installed on a PC. The PC web browser is used as the graphical user
interface for all control items. To connect to the HQView-5xx the TCP/IP address of the unit has to be
entered into the address list box of the web browser in the following format http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The
TCP/IP address assigned to HQView-5xx can be found in the System/Network Settings menu.
4.3.
Discovery Tool
Calibre provides a DiscoveryTool.exe Windows application to identify Calibre boxes in the network.
Clicking on the link of the recognized box will open a browser and make a connection to the
corresponding box. The box identifier is made up of “PV6S” in the case of HQView-5xx followed by the 6
least significant digits of the MAC address. The MAC address of the box can be found in the
System/Network Settings menu.
4.4.
Software Operation
Once the address has been entered into the web browser starts to load pages from the HQView-5xx
mirroring the menu system of the unit. All menu items are shown as their respective buttons, sliders and
list boxes and can be accessed and altered with the PC mouse or corresponding navigational key
presses. When changes within a submenu make other menu items available immediately when using
the on-screen menu of the HQView-5xx this has to be either done manually by clicking on the refresh
button of the web browser or is done with the next periodic auto refresh.
Various values are set by sliders. For fine increment of a slider value click on the slider and use the
mouse wheel to change the value in steps of 1. Click again and the value is applied.
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4.5.
File Upload
A page for file uploads is provided. Test patterns can be created and stored on the PC. Four such
custom test patterns can be uploaded to and stored by the HQView unit. Each of the test patterns in the
four slots can be deleted and replaced by another test pattern. The test patterns need to be in RGB
24bit .PNG format as e.g. supported by MS Paint®. For best detail the test patterns should be created
with the output resolution HQView will be operated at. Non matching resolution test patterns will be
scaled to the output resolution.
A single alpha map can be uploaded to the HQView unit. The alpha map format is B/W 16bit .PNG as
e.g. supported by Adobe Paintshop®. Only the most significant 10 bits are used. Also a Calibre
proprietary format without compression is supported. This format is intended for uploads in proprietary
calibration systems directly controlling the HQView unit. Thus, a .PNG encoder does not have to be
implemented on the host side. If the alpha map size exceeds the available storage space on the
HQView unit the .PNG (lossless compression) has to be used. The Calibre format is as follows:
// Custom Alpha Map File Format
//
// Offset Size Purpose
// 00 4 Header field used to identify custom alpha map file ('AM30')
// 04 2 Horizontal resolution in pixels (big endian)
// 06 2 Vertical resolution in pixels (big endian)
// 08 s Image data
//
// Each line of image data is built like this:
// One 32-bit unsigned (four bytes, big endian) for every three pixels of image data
// Bits[31..30] - unused
// Bits[20..20] - leftmost pixel of three
// Bits[19..10] - middle pixel of three
// Bits[09..00] - rightmost pixel of three
// Each line has to be zero-padded to make up an integer number of 32-bit unsigned values
//
// e.g. 1280 pixels horizontally needs 427 values (1024/3 = 426.67, rounded up)
//
// So the size (s) of the image data is calculated like this:
// s = CEILING(ImageWidth /3 ) * 4 * ImageHeight
//
// Example of a 1920x1200 custom alpha map (all alpha values set to 1):
//
// 000000 41 4D 33 30 07 80 04 B0 (header)
// 000008 3F FF FF FF 3F FF FF FF (beginning of first line)
// ...
// 000A08 3F FF FF FF 3F FF FF FF (beginning of second line)
// ...
// 2ED608 3F FF FF FF 3F FF FF FF (beginning of last line)
//
// s = CEILING(1920 /3 ) * 4 * 1200 = 3072000 bytes
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FIRMWARE UPDATE
5.1.
Introduction
HQView-5xx has an USB port which allows a PC connection. With the Calibre PC Updater tool new
firmware can be installed on HQView-5xx for feature upgrades and bug fixes.
5.2.
Updating Firmware
HQView-5xx accepts firmware downloads in a dedicated Updater mode. The unit is put in Updater
mode by pressing and keeping the Menu key pressed at power up. If the Menu key is released within 10
seconds after power up HQView-5xx is in Updater mode. Otherwise, HQView-5xx is started normally.
Whilst the Menu key is still pressed the On LED is flashing. When in Updater mode the On LED is
flashing two times, then switched off, then flashing two times again, then switched off and so forth. Now
the USB connection between PC and HQView-5xx needs to be established and the Calibre PC Updater
tool to be started. The PC Updater tool allows to browse and select a firmware file in BREC format.
Once a BREC is selected the Update Firmware button has to be pressed and the firmware download to
the HQView-5xx into non volatile flash RAM starts. After completion of the download HQView-5xx needs
to be restarted normally (without pressing the Menu key) for the change to take effect.
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND EMC
6.1.
Recommended Operating Conditions
Temperature
0oC to 40oC
Humidity (non condensing)
0% to 95%
6.2.
Storage
Temperature
-25oC to +85oC
Humidity
6.3.
CE and FCC Compliance
CE:
This product complies with the requirements of 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, and 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive.
Compliance is to EN55022 Class A.
FCC:
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates uses and can
radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause
interference to radio communications. Operation of
this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at their
own expense.
The user is cautioned that changes and modifications made to the equipment without
approval of the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
It is suggested that the user use only shielded and grounded signal cables to ensure
compliance with FCC rules.
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