Miranda Imagestore 2 User manual

Imagestore HDTV
User Manual
02901-1.13.6
 May-2007
Software version 1.13.6
Miranda Technologies Ltd.
UK
Tel:
+44 (0) 1491 820000
Fax:
+44 (0) 1491 820001
Email:
uksales@miranda.com
Web:
www.miranda.com
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Imagestore HDTV User Manual
Copyright © 1999 - 2007 Miranda Technologies Ltd. All rights are reserved
and, under the copyright laws, this manual may not be reproduced in any
form, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Miranda
Technologies Ltd.
Printed in the UK.
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Warranty
Miranda Technologies Ltd offer a 24 months free parts and labour warranty
on Oxtel Series equipment from the date of the initial invoice, providing
there is no evidence of negligence, abuse or failure to reasonably follow
instructions given by the Company for its proper use.
During the warranty period, Miranda Technologies Ltd will replace or repair
at its cost, Oxtel Series equipment returned to the factory, carriage and duty
paid and insured by the sender.
Before returning any item for warranty repair, a valid returns authorisation
must be granted by Miranda Technologies Ltd.
All repaired goods will be delivered (as instructed) carriage and duty paid
and insured by the sender.
Any warranty, over and above that offered here, is the responsibility of the
local Miranda Sales Office or appointed Distributor.
Contact Information
For service, repair and warranty information and for returns authorisation
contact:
oxtelsupport@miranda.com
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Important Safety Notices
Injury Precautions
1. Use a proper power cable.
To avoid fire hazard, use only an appropriate power cable which
complies with the following:
For mains connection use only a 10amp IEC inlet lead
meeting EN60320 or equivalent.
Connection to the mains supply should be via a circuit
breaker or by a mains plug which meets the relevant local standards in
the country of installation.
2. Avoid electrical overload.
To avoid electric shock or fire hazard, do not apply a voltage to a
terminal that is outside the range specified for that terminal.
3. Ground the product.
Imagestore HDTV is grounded through the grounding conductor of the
power cable. To avoid electrical shock, the grounding conductor must be
connected to earth ground. Before making connections to the input or
output terminals of Imagestore HDTV, ensure that the product is
properly grounded.
4. Do not operate without the covers.
To avoid electrical shock or fire hazard, do not operate Imagestore
HDTV with its covers removed.
5. Use an appropriate fuse.
To avoid fire hazard, use only the fuse type and rating specified for
Imagestore HDTV.
6. Do not operate in wet/damp conditions.
To avoid electrical shock, do not operate Imagestore HDTV in wet or
damp conditions.
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7. Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere.
To avoid injury or fire hazard, do not operate Imagestore HDTV in an
explosive atmosphere.
Product Damage Precautions
8. Provide proper ventilation.
To prevent Imagestore HDTV overheating, provide proper ventilation.
9. Do not operate with suspected failures.
If you suspect there is damage to Imagestore HDTV, have it inspected by
qualified service personnel.
Certifications and Compliances
Imagestore HDTV has CE approval and complies with the standards detailed
in EN50082-1:1992 and BS EN 60950:1992 Amd 3.
Imagestore HDTV is fully Year 2000 millennium compliant.
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Scope of the Manual
The manual includes all the information required to install, configure and
operate Imagestore HDTV.
Serial automation control protocol used by Miranda Technologies Ltd
mixers, keyers and still-store products is outside the scope of this manual.
Details of this protocol and other related issues are found in the appropriate
documents shown in the following list.
Associated Publications
Oxtel Series Automation Protocol
MCS User Manual
Textbuilder User Manual
Part No. 01035
Part No. 01033
Part No. 02735
Electronic copies of the manuals are available from the Miranda website at:
http://www.miranda.com/library.en/Automation%20Protocol/
and
http://www.miranda.com/software.php
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Symbols and Conventions
Front panel control of Imagestore HDTV is achieved using four keys in
conjunction with prompts from the display.
Where reference is made to a key the legend of the key will be shown in
lowercase italics (escape or enter) or by the icons ⊳ and .
The two-line display provides a range of prompts in response to key presses.
Where reference is made to an actual display prompt this will be shown
italicised, e.g. Operate or Mix A Input.
These symbols denote ‘Refer to documentation’.
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Contacts
For technical assistance, please contact your nearest Miranda Technical
Support centre:
Americas
Telephone (9:00am - 9:00pm EST)
+1-800-224-7882
techsupp@miranda.com
Asia
Telephone (9:30am - 5:30pm JST)
+81-3-5730-2987
asiatech@miranda.com
Europe, Middle East, Africa, UK
Telephone (10:00am - 7:00pm CET)
+44 (0) 1491 820222
eurotech@miranda.com
France (only)
Telephone (9:00am - 6:00pm CET)
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 55 86 87 88
francetech@miranda.com
www.miranda.com
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Manual Structure
Overview
The overview provides an introduction to the Miranda Technologies Ltd
Imagestore HDTV for new users and describes the functions and features
offered by the product. It includes a simple technical concept of the unit and
details the optional modules that are available to enhance the unit's
capabilities.
Front Panel Operations
This section describes how to operate Imagestore HDTV using the frontpanel controls. Each manual function, feature and parameter is fully
described.
Oxtel HD RCP
This section describes how to operate Imagestore HDTV using the HD
remote control panel. Each manual function, feature and parameter is fully
described.
Audio Mix files
The mix file is used to specify sets of audio sources or inputs to be mixed
together using certain rules and then assigning the result to a particular
destination or output. This section explains the function and terminology of
the mix file and how to create them.
Emergency Alert System
This section describes how to operate the Emergency Alert System.
Imagestore Intuition
This section describes how to configure the Imagestore for use with Intuition.
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Installation
This section contains details of the unit interconnections and interfaces. It
describes all the set-up procedures required for a successful installation
including reference source selection, internal timing and synchronisation setup.
Support
The support section describes the procedures for using the return-to-base
warranty. It explains how to contact the Miranda Technologies Ltd technical
support team and outlines a series of preliminary unit checks that should be
made prior to calling.
Product Specification
This appendix provides a summary of the specifications of Imagestore
HDTV.
Glossary
This appendix contains a guide to the terms and abbreviations found within
this user guide.
Standard mixfiles
This section explains the operational differences implemented by each of the
Miranda Technologies supplied Audio Mix files.
Software Update
Instructions on how to format a bootable floppy drive and to load the latest
software.
Menu Tree
This appendix contains a listing of the current menu tree.
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Index
This appendix provides blank pages that may be used to record useful unit
configuration data.
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Contents
Preface
3
Warranty --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3
Important Safety Notices ------------------------------------------------------- 4
Injury Precautions-------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Product Damage Precautions ---------------------------------------------- 5
Certifications and Compliances -------------------------------------------- 5
Scope of the Manual ------------------------------------------------------------ 6
Associated Publications ------------------------------------------------------ 6
Symbols and Conventions ----------------------------------------------------- 7
Contacts ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8
Manual Structure ----------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Overview ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Front Panel Operations------------------------------------------------------- 9
Oxtel HD RCP ------------------------------------------------------------------ 9
Audio Mix files ------------------------------------------------------------------ 9
Emergency Alert System----------------------------------------------------- 9
Imagestore Intuition ----------------------------------------------------------- 9
Installation --------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Support ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Product Specification ------------------------------------------------------- 10
Glossary------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10
Standard mixfiles------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Software Update ------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Menu Tree --------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Index ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
Table of Contents
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Overview
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Introduction-----------------------------------------------------------------------29
Applications ----------------------------------------------------------------------29
Concept ---------------------------------------------------------------------------29
Block Diagram-----------------------------------------------------------------30
Video Standards ----------------------------------------------------------------31
Getting Started ------------------------------------------------------------------31
Applying Power ---------------------------------------------------------------31
Boot-Up Sequence -----------------------------------------------------------32
Facilities and Features --------------------------------------------------------32
Image Loading and Distribution -------------------------------------------32
Image Editing ------------------------------------------------------------------33
Transmission ------------------------------------------------------------------33
Animated Images -------------------------------------------------------------33
AB Mixer ------------------------------------------------------------------------34
Timing, Control and Automation ------------------------------------------34
Mechanical Bypass ----------------------------------------------------------35
Emergency Alert System ---------------------------------------------------35
Dual 2D DVE ------------------------------------------------------------------35
Clock Insertion ----------------------------------------------------------------35
Embedded Digital Audio Mixer --------------------------------------------36
Digital Audio Storage --------------------------------------------------------36
Options --------------------------------------------------------------------------36
Checking Installed Options ----------------------------------------------38
Front Panel Display---------------------------------------------------38
Front Panel Operations
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Controls -------------------------------------------------------------------------39
VFD Display--------------------------------------------------------------------39
VFD tallies -------------------------------------------------------------------40
Escape and Enter Keys -----------------------------------------------------40
Left and Right Arrow Keys (⊳ )-----------------------------------------40
Opening screen ---------------------------------------------------------------41
Operate ---------------------------------------------------------------------------42
Set Inputs-----------------------------------------------------------------------42
Set Inputs menu tree------------------------------------------------------42
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Standard Colours --------------------------------------------------------- 43
Mix A Input -------------------------------------------------------------------- 44
Mix A Input menu tree --------------------------------------------------- 44
Mix B Input -------------------------------------------------------------------- 46
Mix B Input menu tree --------------------------------------------------- 46
AB Mixer ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 48
AB Mixer menu tree ------------------------------------------------------ 48
Cut AB ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 50
Cut To A--------------------------------------------------------------------- 50
Cut To B--------------------------------------------------------------------- 50
Fade AB --------------------------------------------------------------------- 50
Fade To A------------------------------------------------------------------- 50
Fade To B------------------------------------------------------------------- 50
Transition Type. ----------------------------------------------------------- 50
Mix Rate. -------------------------------------------------------------------- 51
V-Fade Colour. ------------------------------------------------------------ 51
Standard Colours----------------------------------------------------- 51
Set Cut Mode -------------------------------------------------------------- 52
Set Fade Mode ------------------------------------------------------------ 52
Dual 2D DVE------------------------------------------------------------------ 53
Dual 2D DVE menu tree------------------------------------------------- 53
Play Forward --------------------------------------------------------------- 54
Play Backward ------------------------------------------------------------- 54
Select Sequence ---------------------------------------------------------- 54
Video and embedded audio delay through the DVEs ------------ 54
DVE Mode ------------------------------------------------------------------ 54
Bypass ------------------------------------------------------------------ 54
None (Delay) ---------------------------------------------------------- 55
A B over DSK1-------------------------------------------------------- 55
AB Mixer---------------------------------------------------------------- 55
Mode diagrams ------------------------------------------------------------ 55
DSK 1 (Midground) ---------------------------------------------------------- 57
Keyer Operations --------------------------------------------------------- 58
Keyer Operations menu tree ------------------------------------------- 59
Cut Keyer Up/Down ------------------------------------------------- 60
Cut Keyer Up ---------------------------------------------------------- 60
Cut Keyer Down ------------------------------------------------------ 60
Fade Keyer Up/Down ----------------------------------------------- 60
Fade Keyer Up-------------------------------------------------------- 61
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Fade Keyer Down-----------------------------------------------------61
Fade Rate---------------------------------------------------------------61
Set Key Parameters --------------------------------------------------61
Source ----------------------------------------------------------------63
Type -------------------------------------------------------------------63
Sense -----------------------------------------------------------------63
Clip, Gain & Trans ----------------------------------------------------64
Clip --------------------------------------------------------------------64
Gain -------------------------------------------------------------------64
Transparency -------------------------------------------------------64
Typical CGT Values -----------------------------------------------64
Cut To/From Black----------------------------------------------------64
Cut From Black --------------------------------------------------------64
Cut To Black -----------------------------------------------------------65
Fade To/From Black--------------------------------------------------65
Fade From Black ------------------------------------------------------65
Fade To Black ---------------------------------------------------------65
FTB Rate----------------------------------------------------------------65
Input Operations -----------------------------------------------------------66
Input Operations menu tree ---------------------------------------------66
Fill-1(2)/Key-1(2) ------------------------------------------------------66
Unload Input------------------------------------------------------------66
Store Operations-----------------------------------------------------------67
Store Operations menu tree---------------------------------------------67
Load Image-------------------------------------------------------------68
Set Position-------------------------------------------------------------68
Horizontal ------------------------------------------------------------68
Vertical----------------------------------------------------------------68
Set Masking ------------------------------------------------------------68
Disable----------------------------------------------------------------68
Setup------------------------------------------------------------------69
Left---------------------------------------------------------------------69
Right-------------------------------------------------------------------69
Top --------------------------------------------------------------------69
Bottom ----------------------------------------------------------------69
Save Image-------------------------------------------------------------69
Unload Image ----------------------------------------------------------69
Image Load Mode ----------------------------------------------------69
Clean Load ----------------------------------------------------------69
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Cut Load------------------------------------------------------------- 69
Start Strap-------------------------------------------------------------- 70
Stop Strap-------------------------------------------------------------- 70
Start Timer ------------------------------------------------------------- 70
Stop Timer ------------------------------------------------------------- 70
Reset Timer------------------------------------------------------------ 70
Play Animation -------------------------------------------------------- 70
Restart Animation ---------------------------------------------------- 70
Stop Animation-------------------------------------------------------- 70
Stop Anim Instant ---------------------------------------------------- 70
DSK 2 (Foreground)--------------------------------------------------------- 71
Preview Select---------------------------------------------------------------- 72
Preview Select menu tree----------------------------------------------- 72
Audio---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 74
Audio menu tree----------------------------------------------------------- 74
Cut A/B------------------------------------------------------------------ 84
Cut to A ----------------------------------------------------------------- 84
Cut to B ----------------------------------------------------------------- 84
Fade A/B --------------------------------------------------------------- 84
Fade to A --------------------------------------------------------------- 84
Fade to B --------------------------------------------------------------- 85
Toggle Silence -------------------------------------------------------- 85
Fade to Silence ------------------------------------------------------- 85
Fade from Silence---------------------------------------------------- 85
Toggle VO-------------------------------------------------------------- 85
Voice-over n -------------------------------------------------------- 85
Fade up VO------------------------------------------------------------ 85
Voice-over n -------------------------------------------------------- 85
Fade down VO -------------------------------------------------------- 85
Voice-over n -------------------------------------------------------- 85
Select Preview -------------------------------------------------------- 85
Input Shuffles---------------------------------------------------------- 86
Set Rates--------------------------------------------------------------- 87
Fade A/B ------------------------------------------------------------ 87
Fade to Silence ---------------------------------------------------- 87
Voice-over n -------------------------------------------------------- 87
Voice-overs ------------------------------------------------------------ 87
Duck ------------------------------------------------------------------ 88
Preset ---------------------------------------------------------------- 88
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Easyplay ----------------------------------------------------------------88
Store n ----------------------------------------------------------------88
GPI Output ---------------------------------------------------------------------90
GPI Output Menu Tree ---------------------------------------------------90
GPI Output--------------------------------------------------------------90
Miscellaneous -----------------------------------------------------------------92
Miscellaneous menu tree ------------------------------------------------92
GPI Macro Delay ------------------------------------------------------92
Emergency To Air-----------------------------------------------------93
Emergency From Air -------------------------------------------------93
EAS On------------------------------------------------------------------93
EAS Off------------------------------------------------------------------93
Setup ------------------------------------------------------------------------------94
Audio Setup --------------------------------------------------------------------94
Audio Setup menu tree ---------------------------------------------------94
Audio Metering --------------------------------------------------------95
Meters 1 to 4 --------------------------------------------------------95
Meters 1 and 2------------------------------------------------------96
Follow Video -----------------------------------------------------------96
A/B Mix ---------------------------------------------------------------96
Fade-to-Black -------------------------------------------------------96
Easyplay -------------------------------------------------------------96
Select Mixfile -----------------------------------------------------------96
Delays -------------------------------------------------------------------97
GPI Setup ----------------------------------------------------------------------98
GPI Setup menu tree -----------------------------------------------------98
Input to GPI -----------------------------------------------------------------99
GPI Channels ----------------------------------------------------------99
Create a GPI Macro----------------------------------------------------- 100
GPI Macro Command list ---------------------------------------------- 100
Set Inputs ------------------------------------------------------------- 100
Mix A Input------------------------------------------------------------ 101
Mix B Input------------------------------------------------------------ 101
AB Mixer -------------------------------------------------------------- 101
Dual 2D DVE--------------------------------------------------------- 102
DSK 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 102
DSK 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 103
Preview Select ------------------------------------------------------- 105
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Audio -------------------------------------------------------------------105
GPI Output ------------------------------------------------------------112
Miscellaneous --------------------------------------------------------112
Edit a GPI Macro ---------------------------------------------------------112
Insert Before----------------------------------------------------------112
Delete ------------------------------------------------------------------112
Insert After ------------------------------------------------------------113
Output from GPI ----------------------------------------------------------113
Create a GPI output -----------------------------------------------------113
Clear a GPI output -------------------------------------------------------114
Show GPI Inputs ---------------------------------------------------------114
Faders Set Up ---------------------------------------------------------------115
Fader Set-Up menu tree -----------------------------------------------115
Configuration --------------------------------------------------------------117
Fader------------------------------------------------------------------------117
ADC Channels -------------------------------------------------------117
Enable Control ------------------------------------------------------------118
Invert Control--------------------------------------------------------------118
Enable Pickup ------------------------------------------------------------118
Show Fader Inputs-------------------------------------------------------118
File Operations --------------------------------------------------------------119
File Operations menu tree ---------------------------------------------119
Load Image File ----------------------------------------------------------120
Erase Image---------------------------------------------------------------120
Load Audio File -----------------------------------------------------------120
Erase Audio File----------------------------------------------------------120
Configuration Save ------------------------------------------------------120
Configuration Load ------------------------------------------------------121
Diagnostic Save ----------------------------------------------------------121
Load System Codes-----------------------------------------------------121
Load Mixfile----------------------------------------------------------------121
Erase Mixfile --------------------------------------------------------------121
System Information---------------------------------------------------------122
System Information menu tree----------------------------------------122
Serial Number ------------------------------------------------------------123
Operating System--------------------------------------------------------123
File System Type---------------------------------------------------------123
Hostname ------------------------------------------------------------------123
IP Address -----------------------------------------------------------------124
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Network Mask ------------------------------------------------------------ 124
Gateway Address-------------------------------------------------------- 124
NTP Server---------------------------------------------------------------- 124
Animation Memory ------------------------------------------------------ 124
Images Used-------------------------------------------------------------- 124
Disk Space Used -------------------------------------------------------- 124
Current Mix File ---------------------------------------------------------- 124
Slot 1-6 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 125
RS232 Counters --------------------------------------------------------- 125
RS422 A-B Counters --------------------------------------------------- 125
Internal Temp ------------------------------------------------------------- 125
-12V Supply --------------------------------------------------------------- 126
+1.8V Supply ------------------------------------------------------------- 126
+3.3V Supply ------------------------------------------------------------- 126
+5.0V Supply ------------------------------------------------------------- 126
+2.5V Supply ------------------------------------------------------------- 126
+12V Supply -------------------------------------------------------------- 126
Time Zone ----------------------------------------------------------------- 126
Current Time -------------------------------------------------------------- 126
Running Since ------------------------------------------------------------ 126
View Licences --------------------------------------------------------------- 127
Set Time of Day------------------------------------------------------------- 127
Set Time-of-Day menu tree ------------------------------------------- 128
Year ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 128
Month ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 128
Day -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 128
Hour ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 128
Min -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 128
Sec -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 128
Self Tests --------------------------------------------------------------------- 129
Self Tests menu tree---------------------------------------------------- 129
DSK 1----------------------------------------------------------------------- 129
Image Border -------------------------------------------------------- 129
Animation Fill--------------------------------------------------------- 130
DSK 2----------------------------------------------------------------------- 131
EAS ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 131
Severity 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 131
Severity 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 131
Severity 3 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 131
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Logging------------------------------------------------------------------------132
Logging menu tree-------------------------------------------------------132
Errors Only ----------------------------------------------------------------132
Media/Keying -------------------------------------------------------------132
Verbose --------------------------------------------------------------------132
System Setup -------------------------------------------------------------133
System Setup menu tree-----------------------------------------------133
Set Standard --------------------------------------------------------------135
Select Reference---------------------------------------------------------136
PGM wrt (with respect to) HD/REF1----------------------------136
PGM wrt SD/REF2 --------------------------------------------------136
PGM wrt 1/A ----------------------------------------------------------136
Adjusting reference timing ----------------------------------------136
Timing delay through the Imagestore HDTV -----------------138
Serial Comms Setup ----------------------------------------------------138
Presmaster------------------------------------------------------------138
Easysound ------------------------------------------------------------138
Intuition ----------------------------------------------------------------138
EAS ---------------------------------------------------------------------138
Automation------------------------------------------------------------139
Timecode Options -------------------------------------------------------139
Timecode Source ---------------------------------------------------139
Timecode Status ----------------------------------------------------139
Intuition Setup ------------------------------------------------------------139
Def Keyer Assign----------------------------------------------------139
None-----------------------------------------------------------------139
DSK1 ----------------------------------------------------------------140
DSK2 ----------------------------------------------------------------140
Keyer Release Mode -----------------------------------------------140
Disabled ------------------------------------------------------------140
Enabled -------------------------------------------------------------140
Keyer Status----------------------------------------------------------140
Hostname ------------------------------------------------------------------140
IP Address -----------------------------------------------------------------141
Network Mask-------------------------------------------------------------142
Gateway Address --------------------------------------------------------142
NTP Server ----------------------------------------------------------------143
Time Zone -----------------------------------------------------------------143
Console Blanking --------------------------------------------------------143
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Restart System ----------------------------------------------------------- 143
Factory Reset------------------------------------------------------------- 144
Safe Shutdown ----------------------------------------------------------- 144
Oxtel RCP-HD Operations
145
Introduction--------------------------------------------------------------------- 145
Controls ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 146
Display -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 146
Push Button Switches ------------------------------------------------------- 146
Esc Key ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 146
Input Router Select 1-6 Keys -------------------------------------------- 147
Alphanumeric Keypad ----------------------------------------------------- 147
Setup Menu ------------------------------------------------------------------ 147
Video Menu ------------------------------------------------------------------ 148
Mixer ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 148
Transition type ------------------------------------------------------- 148
Rate -------------------------------------------------------------------- 149
DSK# ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 150
Input source ---------------------------------------------------------- 150
Load file --------------------------------------------------------------- 151
Position file ----------------------------------------------------------- 152
Horizontal Crop ------------------------------------------------------ 153
Vertical Crop --------------------------------------------------------- 154
Save file --------------------------------------------------------------- 155
Clip Gain & Transparency ---------------------------------------- 156
Keying Modes-------------------------------------------------------- 157
Fade to Black rate ------------------------------------------------------- 158
Audio Menu ------------------------------------------------------------------ 159
Transitions----------------------------------------------------------------- 159
A/B Mix ---------------------------------------------------------------- 159
Fade to Silence ------------------------------------------------------ 160
Voice Overs ---------------------------------------------------------- 161
Inputs ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 162
A, B, VO1, VO2------------------------------------------------------ 162
Outputs --------------------------------------------------------------------- 163
Program --------------------------------------------------------------- 163
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Transitions --------------------------------------------------------------------164
Rate -------------------------------------------------------------------------164
Mixer ------------------------------------------------------------------------165
Selecting the source ------------------------------------------------165
cut-----------------------------------------------------------------------165
trans --------------------------------------------------------------------165
DSK 1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------166
cut-----------------------------------------------------------------------166
trans --------------------------------------------------------------------166
DSK 2 -----------------------------------------------------------------------166
Take----------------------------------------------------------------------------167
Black and Silence-----------------------------------------------------------167
Voice-Over 1 -----------------------------------------------------------------167
Voice-Over 2 -----------------------------------------------------------------167
Chan Sel ----------------------------------------------------------------------167
Audio Mix Files
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Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------------169
Mix Files -------------------------------------------------------------------------170
Sources--------------------------------------------------------------------------171
Gain Types ---------------------------------------------------------------------171
ZERO_XP --------------------------------------------------------------------172
UNITY_XP --------------------------------------------------------------------172
A_DATA_XP/B_DATA_XP -----------------------------------------------172
A_XP/B_XP ------------------------------------------------------------------172
VO1_XP/VO3_XP ----------------------------------------------------------172
EPLAY_XP -------------------------------------------------------------------172
A_UNITY_XP/B_UNITY_XP ---------------------------------------------173
VO1_UNITY_XP/VO3_UNITY_XP -------------------------------------173
Output Gain Types------------------------------------------------------------173
PROGRAM_GAIN ----------------------------------------------------------173
Destinations --------------------------------------------------------------------173
Mix File Commands ----------------------------------------------------------174
StartMix -----------------------------------------------------------------------174
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AddToMix--------------------------------------------------------------------- 174
SetOutputGain -------------------------------------------------------------- 174
OutputMix--------------------------------------------------------------------- 175
EndMix ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 175
Simple mix structure ------------------------------------------------------- 175
Input Bunches --------------------------------------------------------------- 175
Enhanced Mix File Commands-------------------------------------------- 177
Input Bunch Profiles ------------------------------------------------------- 177
MixDown ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 178
Monitor Profiles ------------------------------------------------------------- 179
Input Source names (AddToMix) ----------------------------------------- 180
Output Source names (OutputMix) --------------------------------------- 181
Mixfile mapping---------------------------------------------------------------- 183
Emergency Alert System
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EAS Receivers -------------------------------------------------------------- 185
Baud Rates------------------------------------------------------------------- 186
Load EAS (EAS On) ------------------------------------------------------- 186
Unload EAS (EAS Off) ---------------------------------------------------- 186
EAS logs ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 186
Imagestore Intuition
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Imagestore Intuition Control------------------------------------------------ 189
Control--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 190
Automatic Keyer Management -------------------------------------------- 190
Front Panel Menu ---------------------------------------------------------- 191
Def Keyer Assign -------------------------------------------------------- 191
None ------------------------------------------------------------------- 192
DSK1------------------------------------------------------------------- 192
DSK2------------------------------------------------------------------- 192
Keyer Release Mode --------------------------------------------------- 192
Disabled --------------------------------------------------------------- 192
Enabled---------------------------------------------------------------- 192
Keyer Status -------------------------------------------------------------- 192
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Keyer Management example --------------------------------------------193
Pitfalls-----------------------------------------------------------------------193
Installation
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Ventilation-----------------------------------------------------------------------195
Power Requirements---------------------------------------------------------195
Environment--------------------------------------------------------------------195
Cabling --------------------------------------------------------------------------195
HDTV Rear Panel Connections -------------------------------------------197
PCI Connectors -------------------------------------------------------------197
RS422(A/B)----------------------------------------------------------------197
Oxtel RCP -----------------------------------------------------------------198
RS232 ----------------------------------------------------------------------198
GPI --------------------------------------------------------------------------199
VGA and KBD Connections -------------------------------------------200
VGA --------------------------------------------------------------------200
KBD---------------------------------------------------------------------201
LAN 2 -----------------------------------------------------------------------201
REF 1 / 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------202
Connection of LTC or VITC ----------------------------------------------202
Mains Input ----------------------------------------------------------------202
HD-SDI source inputs---------------------------------------------------203
Input options----------------------------------------------------------203
Video Relay Bypass -----------------------------------------------------204
Connection of Analogue Faders-----------------------------------------204
Connection of General Purpose Interfaces (GPI’s)-----------------205
Input to GPI----------------------------------------------------------------205
Output from GPI ----------------------------------------------------------205
Audio connections ----------------------------------------------------------206
AES IN (1:8) ---------------------------------------------------------------206
IS2 Mode AES input connector pin-out ------------------------206
AES IN (9:16) -------------------------------------------------------------206
AES OUT (1:8)------------------------------------------------------------207
IS2 Mode AES output connector pin-out ----------------------207
AES IN (9:16) -------------------------------------------------------------207
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Rear panel connections ------------------------------------------------ 208
Audio AES IN ------------------------------------------------------------- 209
Audio AES OUT---------------------------------------------------------- 210
Rear panel slots------------------------------------------------------------- 211
Support
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Product Support--------------------------------------------------------------- 213
Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs ---------------------------------- 214
Obsolescence --------------------------------------------------------------- 214
Upgrades --------------------------------------------------------------------- 214
Service Visits ---------------------------------------------------------------- 214
Equipment Loans ----------------------------------------------------------- 215
Training ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 215
Web Page -------------------------------------------------------------------- 215
Returns Procedure ----------------------------------------------------------- 215
Transit Packaging ---------------------------------------------------------- 215
Imagestore Specifications
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HD-SDI Inputs and Outputs ---------------------------------------------- 217
Power Requirements ------------------------------------------------------ 217
Interfaces --------------------------------------------------------------------- 217
Mechanical ------------------------------------------------------------------- 218
Environmental --------------------------------------------------------------- 218
Glossary
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Standard Mixfiles
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Introduction--------------------------------------------------------------------- 221
IS2/3 Emulation Mixfiles ---------------------------------------------------- 226
is23.mix & is23eply.mix --------------------------------------------------- 226
Program output meter tracking --------------------------------------- 226
Voice-over preview meter tracking ---------------------------------- 226
12 channel pass-through ---------------------------------------------- 226
Group sensitive previewing ------------------------------------------- 226
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Pass-through Mixfiles --------------------------------------------------------227
16chn_pass.mix -------------------------------------------------------------227
16chn_AES_pass.mix -----------------------------------------------------227
16 Channel AB Mixfiles------------------------------------------------------227
16chn_AB.mix ---------------------------------------------------------------228
16chn_AB_eply.mix --------------------------------------------------------228
5.1 Channel Mixfiles----------------------------------------------------------229
Introduction -------------------------------------------------------------------229
Mix Modes -----------------------------------------------------------------229
Versatile Voice-over Shuffling ----------------------------------------229
Preview Modes and Metering -----------------------------------------230
Delay Banks for DVE Compensation--------------------------------230
10 Channel Pass-through----------------------------------------------230
5.1 Mixfile Variants ---------------------------------------------------------231
5.1_dualVO.mix ----------------------------------------------------------231
5.1_VO_eply.mix ---------------------------------------------------------231
5.1_AES_dualVO.mix---------------------------------------------------231
5.1_AES_VO_eply.mix -------------------------------------------------232
5.1_IntuitionVO.mix------------------------------------------------------232
5.1 Mix Modes ---------------------------------------------------------------232
Mode 1: Standard 5.1 AB mix-----------------------------------------232
Mode 2: Left and Right Copy------------------------------------------234
Mode 3: Left, Right and Centre Copy -------------------------------239
5.1 Mixfile Voice-over Topology and Operation ---------------------242
Dual External Voice-overs ---------------------------------------------242
Easyplay and External Voice-over -----------------------------------246
6-channel External Voice-over (Intuition+)-------------------------250
7.1 Channel Mixfiles----------------------------------------------------------253
Introduction -------------------------------------------------------------------253
Mix Modes -----------------------------------------------------------------253
Versatile Voice-over Shuffling ----------------------------------------254
Preview Modes and Metering -----------------------------------------254
Delay Banks for DVE Compensation--------------------------------254
8 Channel Pass-through -----------------------------------------------254
7.1 Mixfile Variants ---------------------------------------------------------255
7.1_dualVO.mix ----------------------------------------------------------255
7.1_VO_eply.mix ---------------------------------------------------------255
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7.1_ AES_eply.mix ------------------------------------------------------ 255
7.1_IntuitionVO.mix ----------------------------------------------------- 256
7.1 Mixfile Modes ----------------------------------------------------------- 256
Mode 1: Standard 7.1 AB mix ---------------------------------------- 256
Mode 2: AB Mix Left and Right Copy ------------------------------- 257
Mode 3: Left, Right and Centre Mix --------------------------------- 257
7.1 Mixfile Voice-over Topology and Operation --------------------- 258
Dual External Voice-over ---------------------------------------------- 258
Easyplay and External Voice-over----------------------------------- 258
8-channel External Voice-over (Intuition+) ------------------------ 260
Test Mixfiles-------------------------------------------------------------------- 263
test_eply.mix----------------------------------------------------------------- 263
testtone_all.mix ------------------------------------------------------------- 263
Software Update
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Create Bootable Floppy from Update ZIP File----------------------- 265
1. Updating from v1.11.x (or earlier) via front panel------------- 265
2. Updating from v1.13.x (or later) via web page ---------------- 265
Update Software with CPIO Archive ----------------------------------- 267
Menu Tree
269
Index
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Overview
Overview
Introduction
This introduction provides a basic overview of the concept of the unit and
includes instructions for getting started.
An extensive range of options and upgrades are available for Imagestore
HDTV and this section describes the purpose and features of each
enhancement. More detailed and specific information regarding operation,
configuration, installation and support are provided in later sections.
Imagestore HDTV (Product code IS-HDTV) is part of Miranda Technologies
Ltd's professional broadcast equipment range of products and its primary use
is to insert logos into a HD-SDI digital video signal. The capabilities of this
2U unit include simple logo insertion, still and animated images.
Applications
Imagestore HDTV is typically used to insert a still or animated logo, channel
identification, a programme schedule, an advertisement, an emergency
image, or a combination of any two of those. Each of these resources may be
brought on-air from the 40-image library (optionally 400, 1000 or 2000
image). Alternatively, external 'live' fill and key signals from a character
generator, or a still/animation store, can be directly inserted into the HD
signal.
Concept
Imagestore HDTV is set up for operation where the two keyers are arranged
in series as shown below. This configuration allows two images to be keyed
simultaneously, but independently, over the background video.
A fail-safe mechanical Video Relay Bypass option (VRB-HD-001) is
available that directly connects the background video source to the
programme output in the event of a power supply problem.
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Still (.oxt), animated and Easytext (.oxa) images are typically stored in the
unit's hard disk library. Images may be added to the library using the floppy
disk drive but the files must be in an appropriate format. Miranda
Technologies Ltd's Media Conversion Software is designed for this purpose
and is supplied with each Imagestore HDTV.
An Ethernet interface option (NET-HD-001) provides for the rapid loading of
images and animations over either a co-axial or twisted pair network using
MCS. This interface also enables the transference of images between a PC
workstation and Imagestore using Miranda Technologies Ltd's Media
Distribution System (MDS). The MDS software provides for transfer and
management of still-images and animations. Files may also be transferred
using an FTP program.
Block Diagram
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Video Standards
Imagestore HDTV supports SMPTE 292M 1.485Gb/s at the following
resolutions:
1920 x 1080i/59.94 Hz
SMPTE 274M 1998
1920 x 1080i/50 Hz
SMPTE 274M 1998
1280 x 720/59.94 Hz
SMPTE 296M 2001
1280 x 720/50 Hz
SMPTE 296M 2001
Standard
SMPTE
274M
1920 x
1080/
59.94/2:1
1920 x
1080/
50/2:1
SMPTE
296M
1280 x
720/ 59.94
1280 x
720/ 50
Words
per
active
line
(S/AL)
Active
lines
per
frame
Frame
rate
(Hz)
Scanning
format
Interface
sampling
frequency
Fs (MHz)
Words
per
total
line
(S/TL)
Total
lines
per
frame
1920
1080
30/1.001
2:1
interlace
74.25/1.001
2200
1125
1920
1080
25
2:1
interlace
74.25
2640
1125
1280
720
60/1.001
74.25/1.001
1650
750
1280
720
50
1:1
Progressive
1:1
Progressive
74.25
1980
750
Getting Started
Applying Power
Before applying power, ensure that the floppy disk
drive does not contain a disk. Imagestore HDTV does
not have a power on/off switch and power is applied
immediately when the IEC plug is connected to mains
power. The product should be connected to the mains
via an appropriate circuit breaker. In the event the
second PSU option (PSU-HD-001) in not fitted
always connect to the IEC socket labelled PSU1 first.
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Boot-Up Sequence
Once power is applied Imagestore HDTV will boot automatically and the
complete process takes about 30 seconds. The unit first checks to see if there
is a disk in the floppy drive and, if it finds one, it will attempt to boot from
that disk. Miranda Technologies Ltd issues specialised floppy disks for use as
part of the boot-up sequence when software upgrades are being implemented.
No other disk should ever be present in the floppy disk drive during the boot
sequence. The boot sequence is complete when the following top level "bootup" menu appears on the front panel VFD display.
Facilities and Features
Image Loading and Distribution
The entry-level Imagestore HDTV provides storage for up to forty full-screen
images with their associated keys and this can currently be upgraded to 400,
1000 or 2000 images. Each animated clip is counted as one single image
stored in the library. With large or long duration animations (where the total
pixel count of the animation exceeds one full-screen frame) the total number
of full screen frames used counts towards the permitted maximum of fullscreen images in the library.
Images (.oxt), animations and Easytest (.oxa) files saved to floppy disks from
Miranda Technologies Ltd's Media Conversion Software - (or other Miranda
Technologies Ltd units) can be loaded in the same way. The Media
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Conversion software allows large animations and images to be saved across
multiple floppy disks (span files .oxm), using loss-less compression to reduce
the number of disks required.
Miranda Technologies Ltd also provides an image transfer and management
system for Imagestore HDTV. The Media Distribution System(MDS) uses a
local area network to connect the workstation to a number of Miranda
Technologies Ltd's image and audio insertion products. Details of MDS are
contained in a separate manual user guide.
Image Editing
The image editor permits an operator to position an image/animation (both
horizontally and vertically), mask the image/animation and adjust the clip,
gain and transparency levels prior to transmission.
Transmission
Once prepared, an image/animation can be saved in the image library and
sent to air using fade and cut transitions.
Animated Images
Imagestore HDTV provides image animation, for applications such as
moving logos, messages and emergency images. The image motion system
provides storage and live playout for up to 40, (optionally 400, 1000 or 2000)
full, or part-screen images of variable duration.
The maximum animation length is dependent upon both the screen-size of the
images and the playout memory installed in the Imagestore HDTV.
There are two video stores, which may be used to hold text, stills or moving
logos. The images may be any size up to full screen. Stored images and their
associated keys are stored and processed at 10 bit resolution. (Unless the
image is stored without key to save space in which case it is stored at 8 bit
resolution.)
The time for larger animations, up to full screen, are reduced proportionally
to the area used. Areas are evaluated each frame so bugs may change in size
with no penalty.
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With 256MB of playout memory, a logo of ¹/64 screen size can be animated
for just over a minute. Larger screen sizes or smaller playout memory sizes
affect the maximum animation time pro rata.
Memory option
64
HDTV
Rate
Standard
1080i
59.94
Frame rate
MB / frame
128
256
512
Max no. of frames
29.97
7.91
8.0
16.1
32.2
64.4
Duration (s)
1/16th frame >
4.3s
8.6s
17.2s
34.4s
1/64th frame >
17.0s
34.3s
68.8s
137.6s
Moving images are constructed from component images using the animation
builder software provided as part of the Media Conversion Software package
supplied with Imagestore HDTV.
Component images are imported into the animation builder utility from 32-bit
Targa image files thus allowing components to originate from almost any
computer graphics system.
AB Mixer
The optional integral AB Mixer (MIX-HD-001) video switcher is designed to
be fed by any of the unit’s input sources or by an external router under
automation control. The mixer provides cut, cross and V fade transitions with
variable fade rates.
Timing, Control and Automation
Imagestore is designed to be easy to install. One line FIFO’s are provided on
each input for simplified system timing.
Other valuable set-up and control features include a menu-driven front panel
VFD display, a General Purpose Interface (GPI) macro editor and a facility to
load configuration settings from, and save system configurations to, a floppy
disk.
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Imagestore HDTV is highly suited to automated broadcast environments and
remote control options include RS422/RS232, as well as GPI and analogue
fader inputs.
Mechanical Bypass
In the event of power loss to the Imagestore HDTV, or failure of an internal
power supply, the mechanical video relay bypass option (VRB-HD-001)
routes the serial digital “background signal” directly to the programme
output. This feature is an emergency failsafe and is completely nonsynchronous in operation. During boot-up, the bypass is maintained until
Imagestore HDTV is fully operational.
Emergency Alert System
Imagestore HDTV supports Emergency Alert Systems providing the relevant
licence is installed.
The 2 EAS models supported are:
♦ Sage ENDEC Model 1822
♦ TFT EAS 911T
To configure a communication port to accept the EAS data stream refer to the
Serial Comms Setup section on page 138.
Dual 2D DVE
IP2-HD-2DVE is a dual-channel 2D DVE option capable of digital video
effects on both the A and B input video streams, making it ideal for picturein-picture applications such as over the shoulder news transitions, as well as
squeezes for credits, news flashes, sports results and schedules.
Clock Insertion
The Bugclock option allows Imagestore HDTV to insert customised in-vision
clocks. A wide range of clocks and timers can be generated, with hour,
minute and second indications. Fully customised clocks can be produced
offline using the Clock Builder (part of the MCS Media Conversion software
package). Bugclock can be locked to station LTC or VITC timecode. Clocks
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are loaded, previewed, positioned and keyed in the same way as animations
and static logos.
Bugclock images behave like all other images with respect to positioning,
transparency and masking controls. Previewing behaviour is the same as with
other clips and images and will show the clock running where appropriate
All existing GPI and automation commands, that apply to still images and
animations, function identically for clocks.
Bugclocks like other images use a single keying layer. This means that a
clock can be previewed while a different clock is shown on programme.
Embedded Digital Audio Mixer
The optional Easysound digital audio mixer (ES-HD-8) can be fitted within
Imagestore HDTV and is designed to add voice-overs, jingles and other audio
inserts over a programme soundtrack at transmission. Easysound can also
accept audio from AES/EBU sources, as well as embedded audio from the
Imagestore's background video input. The four mixes are available on
AES/EBU outputs and can also be re-embedded into the SDI programme
output.
Digital Audio Storage
Easyplay (EP-HD-001) is the digital audio storage and playout option for
Imagestore HDTV. With Easyplay, broadcasters can associate sounds to
image files, creating a whole new range of possibilities for musical logos and
sound enhanced captions. Easyplay requires the Easysound option to be fitted
to Imagestore HDTV and the system may be networked with the Media
Distribution System.
Options
Status information regarding the options included with each Imagestore
HDTV can be accessed from the front panel display, using the panel control
keys as described later in this guide.
The following table lists the options with their identifying codes and briefly
describes the purpose.
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Option
MEM-HD400V
Description
Image Library expansion to 400 frames with 2 x
128MB playout memory.
MEM-HD1000V
Image Library expansion to 1000 frames with 2 x
256MB playout memory.
MEM-HD2000v
Image Library expansion to 2000 frames with 2 x
512MB playout memory.
MIX-HD-001
A/B video mixer
IP2-HD-001
2 video input option. Replaces standard single input
board.
Note a maximum of 3 IP2-HD-001 boards can be
fitted.
IP2-HD2DVE
2 channel DVE board. Replaces standard input board
VRB-HD-001
Mechanical Video Relay Bypass
PSU-HD-001
Dual power supply option
NET-HD-001
10/100MB Ethernet interface RJ45
MDS-002HD
Media Distribution System (requires NET-002
Option).
EAS-HD-001
Emergency Alert System support
ET-HD-001
BCK-HD-001
Easytext automated character generator
On screen analogue and digital clocks
ES-HD-8
Digital Audio mixer board with 32 channels (16
stereo pairs) AES I/O processing
EP-HD-001
Digital Audio storage and playout option
ES-HDEMBED1-8
Audio embedding / de-embedding on channels 1-8
ES-HDEMBED9-19
Audio embedding / de-embedding on channels 9-16
LOGO-HD
Imagestore Logo Inserter only
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Checking Installed Options
The Imagestore HDTV can display the internal options installed from the
front panel display.
Front Panel Display
From the opening screen press the right arrow key to display Setup then
press the enter key to display the Setup menu.
Press the right arrow key until View Licenses appears on the second line of
the display then press the enter key. Repeatedly pressing the key will now
cycle the display through a list of the fitted options. When completed, press
the escape key a few times until the boot-up menu reappears.
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AB Mixer
Option
A/B video mixer
Ethernet
10/100 Ethernet Interface
Image Lib:40
40 Image library (2 x 64MB)
Image Lib:400
400 Image library (2 x 128MB)
Image Lib:1000
1000 Image library (2 x 256MB)
Image Lib:2000
2000 Image library (2 x 512MB)
Emergency Alert
Emergency Alert System
Easytext
Easytext Character Gen.
Dual 2D DVE
2 channel DVE
Easysound
Digital Audio Mixer
Easyplay
Audio Lib:40
Digital Audio storage and playout
40 Audio Image library
Audio Lib:400
400 Audio Image library
Audio Lib:1000
1000 Audio Image library
Audio Lib:2000
2000 Audio Image library
Audio Embed:2
Audio Embedding on channels 1-8
Audio Embed:4
Audio Embedding on channels 1-16
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Front Panel Operations
This section of the manual explains, on a task-by-task basis, the operation of
an Imagestore HDTV using only the front panel controls. Each task is fully
detailed, making reference to other sections unnecessary.
Controls
All of Imagestore HDTV's operational and configuration features can be
monitored and controlled from the front panel of the unit using the
pushbuttons and display. A simple menu-driven procedure provides access to
the operational, configuration and set-up options.
The front panel of Imagestore HDTV contains a 3½ floppy disk drive, four
push-button control keys and a vacuum fluorescent display (VFD). Local
control of the unit is "menu driven" using a combination of the push-button
keys together with options displayed on the VFD. The upper key of the group
is identified on the panel as the escape key and the bottom key is identified as
the enter key. Left and right keys ⊳ are used to move a cursor left and
right accordingly to select menu options.
VFD Display
The alphanumeric VFD display is divided into two separate lines. The upper
row of characters indicating the function and the lower row indicating the
current selection and any optional configuration changes that are available.
Where there are more options available than there is room for on the display,
the symbols ⊳ and are used to indicate that other options exist to the left
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and right respectively. Using the appropriate arrow key will reveal those
options.
If an option is not licenced, e.g. Dual 2D DVE, it will not be displayed on the
front panel menu.
VFD tallies
To highlight the state of either the AB Mixer (video/audio) or the keyers,
additional symbols are shown on the top line of the VFD display at the right
hand edge. These symbols represent:
A
source A
B
source B
intermediate state, transition being processed.
↑
image/voice-over keyed up (to air)
↓
B
S
image/voice-over keyed down (from air)
Fade to Black
Fade to Silent
Escape and Enter Keys
The escape key is used to proceed to a menu option closer to the boot-up
menu. Successive pressing of the key will bring the display to the start-up
menu. The enter key is used to accept the menu item currently shown as
selected by being enclosed in brackets.
Left and Right Arrow Keys (⊳ )
Left and right arrow keys ⊳ may be used to index left and right
respectively along a displayed menu branch to select a function. When a
selection of parameters is offered, these keys may be used to select a
variable. Where a single value is displayed the left arrow key may be used to
reduce the displayed value and the right key may be used to increase it.
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Opening screen
The Imagestore HDTV menu has two branches:
Operate
Setup
From the opening screen with Operate displayed press the enter key.
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Operate
Set Inputs
Select Operate, Set Inputs.
Set Inputs menu tree
Operate
Set Inputs
1/A
Pass SDI
Force Colour Field
RGB 0 <> 100%
Pass SDI
Force Colour Field
RGB 0 <> 100%
Pass SDI
Force Colour Field
RGB 0 <> 100%
Pass SDI
Force Colour Field
RGB 0 <> 100%
Pass SDI
Force Colour Field
RGB 0 <> 100%
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
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6/Key-2
Pass SDI
Force Colour Field
RGB 0 <> 100%
The factory default setting for each input is to Pass-SDI. If the input is
unused/unconnected it can be set to internally generate a colour field.
Using the front panel control keys (⊳ enter) select the input you wish to
modify. To adjust the colour field select Force Colour Field then press the
enter key.
The colour field is set by adjusting the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) values, from
0% to 100%, for each colour in turn. Using the arrow keys ⊳ , increase or
decrease the field value then, when the desired value is reached press the
enter key. After adjusting the Red value the Green field will be displayed
then the Blue. Pressing the enter key after adjusting the Blue value will
accept the change. To go back a level press escape key.
Standard Colours
Colour
White
Red (%)
100
Green (%)
100
Blue (%)
100
Yellow
100
100
0
Cyan
0
100
100
Green
0
100
0
Magenta
100
0
100
Red
100
0
0
Blue
0
0
100
Black
0
0
0
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Mix A Input
Select Operate, Mix A Input.
Mix A Input menu tree
Operate
Mix A Input
1/A
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
6/Key-2
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This option is used to select the SDI source that will become the Mix A Input
for the AB Video mixer.
A maximum of 3 inputs cards may be fitted to the Imagestore HDTV
allowing selection from up to 6 inputs. The illustration below shows the
maximum configuration.
Using the front panel control keys (⊳ ) display the input source you wish
to select then press the enter key.
To go back a level press escape key.
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Mix B Input
Select Operate, Mix B Input.
Mix B Input menu tree
Operate
Mix B Input
1/A
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
6/Key-2
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This option is used to select the SDI source that will become the Mix B Input
for the A/B Video mixer.
Using the front panel control keys (⊳ ) display the input source you wish
to select then press the enter key.
To go back a level press escape key.
Note
This menu is only available if the AB Mixer option is installed.
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AB Mixer
Select Operate, AB Mixer.
AB Mixer menu tree
Operate
AB Mixer
Cut AB
Cut To A
Cut To B
Fade AB
Fade To A
Fade To B
Transition Type
X Fade
V Fade
Mix Rate
Fields 1 to 999
V-Fade Colour
RGB 0 <> 100%
Set Cut Mode
Any Field
Field 1 (Def)
Field 2
Set Fade Mode
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Any Field (Def)
Field 1
Field 2
The AB Mixer is an integral 2 input video switcher, which provides the
background video source to the program keyers. The mixer can be configured
for both cut and variable fade transitions from this menu. Using the front
panel control keys (⊳ ) display the transition type you wish to select then
press the enter key.
Note
Pressing the enter key will activate the transition.
A CUT transition is an instant switch to the selected source. This is achieved
between frames in the vertical interval so the active picture is allowed to
finish before the new data is transmitted.
A FADE transition is the gradual process of switching to the selected source
with rates adjustable between 1 and 999 fields (16.65 seconds @ 60Hz)
The front panel display will identify the background video source. Either A
or B will appear on the top line of the display depending on which is active.
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The options are:
Cut AB
Switches between the Mix A input and the Mix B input.
Cut To A
Selects the Mix A Input as the background video source.
Cut To B
Selects the Mix B Input as the background video source.
Fade AB
Fades between the Mix A input and the Mix B input. The rate, in fields, is set
by the Mix Rate command.
Fade To A
Fades in the Mix A Input as the background video source. The rate, in fields,
is set by the Mix Rate command.
Fade To B
Fades in the Mix B Input as the background video source. The rate, in fields,
is set by the Mix Rate command.
Transition Type.
Use this option to select the transition type, X Fade or V Fade.
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Mix Rate.
Use this option to select the number of fields to action a Fade. Using the
arrow control keys ⊳ adjust the value between 1 – 999 fields. Press the
enter key to accept the value.
Note
At 1080i/59.94
60 fields = 1 second.
V-Fade Colour.
This option determines the colour used when performing a V-Fade transition.
The colour is set by adjusting the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) values, from 0%
to 100%, for each colour in turn. Using the arrow keys ⊳ , increase or
decrease the field value then, when the desired value is reached press the
enter key. After adjusting the Red value the Green field will be displayed
then the Blue. Pressing the enter key after adjusting the Blue value will
accept the change. To go back a level press escape key.
Standard Colours
Colour
White
Note
Red (%)
100
Green (%)
100
Blue (%)
100
Yellow
100
100
0
Cyan
0
100
100
Green
0
100
0
Magenta
100
0
100
Red
100
0
0
Blue
0
0
100
Black
0
0
0
The default colour is black.
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Set Cut Mode
This option allows the user to determine exactly when cuts occur within a
frame. This allows the cut behaviour of the Imagestore to be synchronised
with external automation. The options are as follows:
•
Cuts occur on any field
•
Cuts occur on field 1 (default)
•
Cuts occur on field 2
Set Fade Mode
This option allows the user to determine exactly when fades begin within a
frame. This allows the start of fade behaviour of the Imagestore to be
synchronised with external automation. The options are as follows:
•
Cuts occur on any field (default)
•
Cuts occur on field 1
•
Cuts occur on field 2
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Dual 2D DVE
Select Operate, Dual 2D DVE.
Dual 2D DVE menu tree
Operate
Dual 2D DVE
Play Forward
Play Backward
Select Sequence
DVE Mode
Bypass
None (Delay)
A B over DSK 1
A B Mixer
IP2-HD-2DVE is a dual-channel 2D DVE option capable of digital video
effects on both the A and B input video streams, making it ideal for picturein-picture applications such as over the shoulder news transitions, as well as
squeezes for credits, news flashes, sports results and schedules.
Using the DVE editor software up to 100 sequences can be loaded onto the
Imagestore HDTV for later playback. The DVE editor software and manual
is supplied on the MCS CD.
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The Dual 2D DVE mode can only be licensed if the AB Mixer
option is installed.
Play Forward
Plays the selected DVE sequence.
Play Backward
Plays the selected DVE sequence in reverse.
Select Sequence
Using the arrow control keys ⊳ select the appropriate DVE sequence
between 0 – 99. Press the enter key to accept the value.
Video and embedded audio delay through the DVEs
The DVE delay is exactly 2 interlaced fields or 2 progressive frames. For
59.94Hz standards the delay is 2/59.94 s and for 50Hz standards the delay is
2/50 s.
The embedded data in the DVE input stream is also delayed by the card
whilst the video is resized. These delays are on the A and B input paths of the
DVE card.
If the DVE is not required for that channel it can be completely taken out of
circuit by setting the DVE mode to bypass. This will remove the delay
completely.
DVE Mode
4 DVE modes can be selected altering the video path within the system.
Bypass
DVE mode out of circuit (bypassed) therefore no video frame delay added.
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None (Delay)
DVE mode in circuit but inactive. Video frame delay added.
A B over DSK1
DVE mode in circuit and active. Video frame delay added.
DVE to reveal DSK1 fill, from store or fill input.
AB Mixer
DVE mode in circuit and active. Video frame delay added.
Mode diagrams
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DSK 1 (Midground1)
Imagestore HDTV has 2 downstream keying layers (DSKs) per channel,
program and preview. The output from the AB Mixer forms the background
video image on the program keyers, which can also accept a Fill and Key
signal from either, inputs 3-6 or from the stores, as shown in the diagram
below.
The following section describes how to control layer DSK 1
Select Operate, DSK 1.
1
DSK 1 was labelled “Layer 0” in software versions before 1.07
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DSK 1menus are split into 3 sub-headings:
♦
♦
♦
Keyer Operations
Input Operations
Store Operations
Keyer Operations
Select Operate, DSK 1, Keyer Operations.
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Keyer Operations menu tree
Operate
DSK 1
Keyer Operations
Cut Keyer Up/Down
Cut Keyer Up
Cut Keyer Down
Fade Keyer Up/Down
Fade Keyer Up
Fade Keyer Down
Fade Rate
(Value in fields 1 to 999)
Set Key Parameters
Source
Self
Separate
None
Type
Full
Linear
Sense
Normal
Invert
Clip, Gain & Trans
Clip
(Value 0 to 1023)
Gain
(Value 0 to 1023)
Trans (Value 0 to 512)
Cut To/From Black
Cut From Black
Cut To Black
Fade To/From Black
Fade From Black
Fade To Black
FTB Rate
(Value in fields 1 to 999)
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A CUT transition is an instant switch to the selected source. This is achieved
between frames in the vertical interval so the active picture is allowed to
finish before the new data is transmitted.
A FADE transition is the gradual process of switching to the selected source
with rates adjustable between 1 and 999 fields (16.65 seconds @ 60Hz)
Symbols will appear on the top line of the VFD display indicating the status
of the keyer.
↑
image keyed up (to air)
↓
B
image keyed down (from air)
intermediate state, transition being processed.
Fade to Black
Cut Keyer Up/Down
Switches on (up) or off (down) the fill/key input source of DSK 1 over the
background video.
Cut Keyer Up
Displays the fill/key input source of DSK 1 over the background video.
Cut Keyer Down
Removes the fill/key input source of DSK 1 from being displayed over the
background video. The background video is passed unchanged.
Fade Keyer Up/Down
Gradually switches on (up) or off (down) the fill/key input source of DSK 1
over the background video. The rate in fields is set by the Fade Rate
command.
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Fade Keyer Up
Gradually displays the key input source of DSK 1 over the background video.
The rate in fields is set by the Fade Rate command.
Fade Keyer Down
Gradually removes the displayed key input source of DSK 1 from the
background video. The rate, in fields, is set by the Fade Rate command.
Fade Rate
The Fade Rate is adjusted using the arrow control keys ⊳ between 1 and
999 fields. Press the enter key to accept the value.
Note
At 1080i/59.94
60 fields = 1 second.
Set Key Parameters
Keying is the process of inserting one video signal (referred to as the Fill
signal) into another video signal (referred to as the Background signal)
according to a third signal (referred to as the Key signal). There are two
separate processes to consider
♦
♦
Generating the Key signal
Using the Key signal
Oxtel series products implement keying where the Key is contained in the
luminance content of the SDI signal. The Key source is selected from either
the Fill input (known as Self Key) or a separate Key signal. Once selected,
the Key signal is processed with Clip, Gain and Transparency to alter the
mapping function between Key input luminance to Key output values.
Transparency modifies the maximum key value in the range 0 to 1.
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Once generated, the Key signal controls the combining of the Background
and Fill video signals. Oxtel series products support both Linear and Full
keying.
Key invert replaces the Key output with 1-Key, thereby inverting the action
of the Key.
Linear keying is used where the Fill signal has been pre-computed to match
the Key signal.
An example of this is where the output of a signal generator requires high
quality keying. If a Full key was used it may cause a darkened border around
characters where the character edge on the Fill signal correlates with the
character edge on the Key signal and the resultant Fill signal after
multiplication would be parabolic.
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Full keying is where the Fill signal is multiplied by the derived key signal
prior to being added to the modified Background signal.
Source
Self key When the source option is set to self, the key data is derived from
the luminance content (Y value) of the "Fill" signal itself.
Separate key When the source option is set to separate, the key data is
derived from the luminance content (Y value) of the separate "Key" image.
None When the source option is set to none the key for an image is set to
white so that there is no image transparency.
Type
Full Key is where the foreground image is passed only where the key signal
is present.
Linear Key is where the background and foreground are summed and the
foreground is unaffected by the key.
Sense
Normal, a black-level key signal that will cause the "Fill" image to be fully
transparent and not appear over a background. A white-level key signal will
cause the "Fill" image to be opaque with no background appearing through.
Intermediate keying levels will produce a pro-rata transparency effect.
Invert reverses this effect and white-level key signals now create a fully
transparent "Fill" image with black-level signals producing an opaque "Fill"
image.
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Clip, Gain & Trans
Clip
Clip is the level under which the key signal will be forced to black. In a
keying process this will result in a total absence of fill video in areas where
the incoming key signal is less than the clip level.
Gain
The gain level amplifies the key signal, forcing grey levels towards and up to
white. In a keying process this will result in the fill signal being less
transparent than it otherwise would be in areas with a grey key signal.
Transparency
Transparency controls the luminance content (grey scale value) of the key
signal and therefore the amount of background video that will 'seep' through
the keyed image.
Typical CGT Values
For optimum results set the CGT values to the following:
♦
♦
♦
Clip
Gain
Transparency
64
940
512
(Black level)
(Peak White)
(Fully opaque)
Clip and Gain values are in the range of 0 (black) - 1023 (white),
Transparency is in the range of 0 (clear) - 512 (opaque), and can be adjusted
using the arrow control keys ⊳ .
Cut To/From Black
Switches the output from DSK 1 between black and background video, plus
fill and key signals.
Cut From Black
Switches the output from DSK 1 from black to background video plus fill
and key signals.
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Cut To Black
Switches the output from DSK 1 from background video to black.
Fade To/From Black
Gradually changes the output from DSK 1 between black and background
video plus fill and key signals. The rate in fields is set by the FTB Rate
command.
Fade From Black
Gradually changes the output from DSK 1 from black to background video
plus fill and key signals. The rate in fields is set by the FTB Rate command.
Fade To Black
Gradually changes the output from DSK 1 to go black. The rate in fields is
set by the FTB Rate command.
FTB Rate
The Fade to Black rate is adjusted using the arrow control keys ⊳ between
1 and 999 fields. Press the enter key to accept the value.
Note
At 1080i/59.94
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Input Operations
Select Operate, DSK 1, Input Operations.
Input Operations menu tree
Operate
DSK 1
Input Operations
Fill-1/Key-1
Fill-2/Key-2
Unload Input
Fill-1(2)/Key-1(2)
Sets the fill/key input source for DSK1 to Fill-1/Key-1 or Fill-2/Key-2.
Note!
The 4 or 6 video input options IP4 HD 001 / IP6 HD 001 must be
fitted.
Unload Input
Unloads the input.
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Store Operations
Select Operate, DSK 1, Store Operations.
Store Operations menu tree
Operate
DSK 1
Store Operations
Load Image
Set Position
Horizontal
(-1920 to 1920)
Vertical
(-1080 to 1080)
Set Masking
Disable
Setup
Left
Right
Top
Bottom
Save Image
Unload Image
Image Load Mode
Clean Load
Cut Load
Start Strap
Stop Strap
Start Timer
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Stop Timer
Reset Timer
Play Animation
Restart Animation
Stop Animation
Stop Anim Instant
Load Image
Selects a file from the image library to load into Store 0.
Still images
(.oxt).
Animations
(.oxa)
Easytext
(.oxa)
Bugclock
(.oxa)
Easytext and Bugclock both require licenses.
Set Position
Determines the on screen position of the image.
Horizontal
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to adjust the value between –1920 and 1920.
Position 0 is the top left hand corner of the screen.
Vertical
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to adjust the value between –1080 and 1080.
Position 0 is the top left hand corner of the screen.
Set Masking
Defines a mask area for the loaded image. The number range is determined
by the width and height of the image in pixels, –1. To maintain correct YUV
values the pixel count will increment in units of 2.
Disable
Ignores the Set Masking values.
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Setup
Sets the Masking values.
Left
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to adjust the value. Press enter to accept or
escape to cancel.
Right
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to adjust the value. Press enter to accept or
escape to cancel.
Top
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to adjust the value. Press enter to accept or
escape to cancel.
Bottom
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to adjust the value. Press enter to accept or
escape to cancel.
Save Image
Saves the loaded image to the image library including any masking values
set.
Unload Image
Unloads the image from DSK 1.
Image Load Mode
Defines how the image is loaded into DSK 1.
Clean Load
Clean load removes the existing image from the store before loading the new
file. The image/animation will NOT be displayed until it is fully loaded.
Cut Load
Cut load is similar to Clean Load but the existing image remains active until
the new file is loaded. A cut transition then replaces the new image for the
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old one. Warning: Loading a new image will fail, in this mode, if the sum of
the resident image/animation and the new image/animation exceeds the
image memory capacity. Use Clean Load mode when using such large
animations.
Start Strap
Starts a loaded Easytext file.
Stop Strap
Stops a loaded Easytext file. The images (text) will freeze on screen.
Start Timer
Starts a loaded Bugclock timer.
Stop Timer
Stops a loaded Bugclock timer.
Reset Timer
Resets a loaded Bugclock timer.
The following commands are used to control an animation once it has been
loaded into the keyer and cut up.
Play Animation
Starts the animation from where it was stopped using the Stop Anim Instant
function.
Restart Animation
Restarts the animation from the beginning of the sequence.
Stop Animation
Stops the animation at the end of the sequence.
Stop Anim Instant
Stops the animation instantly.
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DSK 2 (Foreground2)
Select Operate, DSK 2.
The commands for DSK 2 are identical to DSK 1.
♦
♦
♦
2
Keyer Operations
Input Operations
Store Operations
DSK 2 was labelled “Layer 1” in software versions before 1.07
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Preview Select
Select Operate, Preview Select.
Preview Select menu tree
Operate
Preview Select
Presmaster Preview
Program o/p
1/A
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
6/Key-2
DSK 1 Fill o/p
DSK 2 Fill o/p
AB Mixer o/p
DSK 1 o/p
DSK 1 Key o/p
DSK 2 Key o/p
This option allows the user to switch the preview output from is dedicated
keyer output to any of the named signal paths.
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Using the front panel control keys (⊳ ) display the preview output source
you wish to monitor then press the enter key.
To go back a level press escape key.
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Audio
Select Operate, Audio.
Audio menu tree
Operate
Audio
Cut to A/B
Cut to A
Cut to B
Fade to A/B
Fade to A
Fade to B
Toggle Silence
Fade to Silence
Fade from Silence
Toggle VO
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Fade up VO
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Fade down VO
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
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Select Preview
A Input
B Input
A/B Mix
Voice-over Input
Program
Silence
Test Tone
Input Shuffles
A-Input
Channel 1
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 2
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
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(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 3
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 4
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
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Voice-over
Channel 1
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 2
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 3
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
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1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 4
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
B-Input
Channel 1
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
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1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 2
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 3
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
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(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Channel 4
(1) 2 3 4
1 (2) 3 4
1 2 (3) 4
1 2 3 (4)
(1) (2) 3 4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2 3 (4)
1 (2) (3) 4
1 (2) 3 (4)
1 2 (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) 4
(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 2 3 4
Set Rates
Fade A/B
Fields 1 to 600
Fade to Silence
Fields 1 to 600
Voice-over 1
Fields 1 to 600
Voice-over 2
Fields 1 to 600
Voice-overs
Voice-over 1
Duck
off, -99.5db – 28.0db
Preset
off, -99.5db – 28.0db
Voice-over 2
Duck
off, -99.5db – 28.0db
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Preset
off, -99.5db – 28.0db
Easyplay
Store 1
Easyplay Load
Easyplay Start
Easyplay Stop
Easyplay Unload
Store 2
Easyplay Load
Easyplay Start
Easyplay Stop
Easyplay Unload
The optional Easysound digital audio mixer (ES-HD-8) when fitted within
Imagestore HDTV adds voice-overs, jingles and other audio inserts over the
programme soundtrack at transmission.
The de-embedder is capable of handling all four groups (16 channels) from
both the A and B video inputs and the embedder is capable of handling all
four groups (16 channels) to both the Program and Preview outputs. A further
eight pairs of AES inputs and outputs are also available. These may be used
as prime sources, voice-overs or as delays. All AES inputs and outputs are
sampled at 48kHz and locked to video.
The AES outputs are presented on a 25-way D connector to enable easy
wiring of mating connectors. Up to 8 channels of 24-bit 48kHz audio can also
be simultaneously played out in multiples of two channels.
All internal processing is 24-bit at 48kHz. The following signals appear as
inputs to the mixer.
A Input de-embedder 16 channels
B Input de-embedder 16 channels
AES inputs
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Audio playout
8 channels
Audio delay output
48 channels
The following signals appear as outputs from the mixer.
Program embedder 16 channels
Preview embedder 16 channels
AES outputs
16 channels
Metering input
16 channels
Audio delay output 48 channels
The data shuffler will read out any input into any one of 512 time slots which
will then be fed to a gain multiplier and then into an accumulator. This will
allow any combination of inputs to mixed together. The outputs of the
accumulator will then be shuffled again to route the correct mixes to the
correct outputs.
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The HDTV audio model consists of an AB Mixer plus 2 cascaded voiceovers.
A
Input
A/B
Mixer
Voice
Over 1
Voice
Over 2
B
Input
The configuration of inputs and outputs is controlled via a mix file.
For further information refer to Audio Mix Files on page 169.
A CUT transition is an instant switch to the selected source. This is achieved
between frames in the vertical interval so the active picture is allowed to
finish before the new data is transmitted.
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A FADE transition is the gradual process of switching to the selected source
with rates adjustable between 1 and 600 fields (10 seconds @ 30 frames /
second)
Symbols will appear on the top line of the VFD display indicating the status
of the audio.
A
B
S
Audio source A cut up (to air)
Audio source B cut up (to air)
intermediate state, transition being processed.
Fade to Silent
Cut A/B
Alternatively cuts in the A or B input source from the AB Mixer.
Cut to A
Cuts in the A input source from the AB Mixer.
Cut to B
Cuts in the B input source from the AB Mixer.
Fade A/B
Alternatively fades between the A and B input source from the AB Mixer.
The rate, in fields (1 to 600) is set by the Set Rates, Fade A/B, command.
Fade to A
Fades in the A input source from the AB Mixer. The rate, in fields (1 to 600)
is set by the Set Rates, Fade A/B, command.
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Fade to B
Fades in the B input source from the AB Mixer. The rate, in fields (1 to 600)
is set by the Set Rates, Fade A/B, command.
Toggle Silence
Alternatively swaps between program output and silence. The rate, in fields
(1 to 600) is set by the Set Rates, Fade to Silence, command.
Fade to Silence
Fades down the output to silent. The rate, in fields (1 to 600) is set by the Set
Rates, Fade to Silence, command.
Fade from Silence
Fades up the output from silent. The rate, in fields (1 to 600) is set by the Set
Rates, Fade to Silence, command.
Toggle VO
Voice-over n
Alternates between voice-over 1 or voice-over 2. The rate, in fields (1 to 600)
is set by the Set Rates, Fade A/B, command.
Fade up VO
Voice-over n
Fades up voice-over n. The rate, in fields (1 to 600) is set by the Set Rates,
Fade A/B, command.
Fade down VO
Voice-over n
Fades down voice-over n. The rate, in fields (1 to 600) is set by the Set Rates,
Fade A/B, command.
Select Preview
Select from the list the point you wish to preview.
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A-Input
B-Input
A/B Mix
Voice-over Input
Program
Silence
Test Tone
Input Shuffles
Embedded audio consists of 4 groups each containing 4 mono channels.
Imagestore HDTV in IS2 Emulation mode only deals with group 1 for both
the A and B inputs.
Input Shuffles allow the mono input channels (1 – 4) to be moved around
within an output group. In this way; pair swaps, mono to stereo copies, and
other audio manipulations can be achieved.
Each output channel can take its input from any of the 4 mono input channels
and each input can be copied to multiple output channels.
This will only have the desired effect on the audio system when running the
Imagestore HDTV with either of the standard IS2 emulation mixfiles
(IS23.mix, IS23eply.mix). Units running non-standard mixfiles may behave
differently.
PresMaster Control system will not permit multiple sources to be active on a
given output channel and will correct the shuffle states after each source
change to a 'legal' state.
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If you select A-Input then Channel 1 the VFD display will show the
following:
The number in brackets indicates that channel 1 input will be included in
Output Channel 1.
Use the arrow control keys (⊳ enter) to select the number of output
channels the input is to be included in. This can range from none to all 4
output channels.
Set Rates
Use this menu to change the rate, in fields the desired operation should take.
The maximum field rate is 600
•
600 fields = 10 seconds @ 30 frames / second
•
600 fields = 12 seconds @ 25 frames / second.
Fade A/B
Sets the Fades to A and Fade to B rates,
Fade to Silence
Sets the Fades to Silence and Fade from silence rates,
Voice-over n
Sets the Fades rate for the selected voice-over
Voice-overs
Use this menu to adjust the combined levels of the background audio and
incoming voice-over so as not to exceed the original background volume.
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The diagram shows the voice over parameters and how Duck and Preset
affect the actual audio levels.
Duck
The Duck option enables you to adjust (dip) the level of the background
audio sound when the voice over is on – the level is measured in dBs (for
example, when the voice over is on, the background ducks by –12dB)
Preset
The Preset enables you to adjust the level of the voice over audio when the
voice over is on (for example, when the voice over is on, the voice over audio
comes up to 0dB)
Easyplay
The optional Easyplay licence EP-HD-001 allows users to play audio .wav
files off disk.
Store n
Select either Store 1 or 2.
Easyplay Load
Use the arrow control keys (⊳ enter) to select an audio .wav file from
disk.
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Easyplay Start
Starts the Easyplay .wav file.
Easyplay Stop
Stops the Easyplay .wav file.
Easyplay Unload
Unloads the Easyplay file from the current store.
Note!
.oxe audio files can be created from the AudioBuilder program
supplied on the MCS CD.
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GPI Output
Select Operate, GPI Output.
GPI Output Menu Tree
Operate
GPI Output
GPI Out 1 On
GPI Out 1 Off
…………………………………
GPI Out 7 On
GPI Out 7 Off
General Purpose Interface Input (GPI) ports may be used to trigger the
execution of a series of Imagestore HDTV internal pre-programmed
commands (GPI macros). To set up a GPI macro please read the section of
this document entitled “GPI Setup” on page 98.
GPI Output
Use the front panel control keys (⊳ ) to scroll through the list of GPI Out
macros. To start a GPI macro to press the enter key while the appropriate
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“GPI Out … On” is selected. To stop a GPI macro that is currently running
press the enter key while the appropriate “GPI Out … Off” is selected.
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Miscellaneous
Select Operate, Miscellaneous.
Miscellaneous menu tree
Operate
Miscellaneous
GPI Macro Delay
Emergency To Air
Emergency From Air
EAS On
EAS Off
These miscellaneous commands are used for setting the GPI macros delay (in
fields) and for and instigating the emergency to air facility in the event of
background video failure.
GPI Macro Delay
Use the front panel control keys (⊳ ) to adjust the delay value, in fields.
When the delay function is called up within a GPI macro, the system will
pause for the specified number of fields.
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Emergency To Air
In the event of a background video failure an emergency message can easily
be sent to air using this command. The emergency image must be stored in
the image library under filename V000.oxt.
When Emergency To Air is selected, Key Layer 1 on the program output
channel is faded down over 25 fields. Image V000.oxt is then loaded and
faded up over a further 25 fields.
Emergency From Air
When Emergency From Air is selected, Key Layer 1 on the program output
channel is faded down over 25 fields and the previous image is restored, but
not faded up.
EAS On
Setting EAS On will load the entire incoming EAS message into memory. It
will then cut down the DSK 2 keyer, load the Easytext file (as specified by
the priority of the stored message) and bring the crawl to air.
To change the default appearance of the EAS messages (i.e. scroll speed, font
size, colour, etc.) the following Imagestore files should be modified within
the Easytext application:
• EASHighHD.oxa
Priority 1 (high)
• EASMidHD.oxa
Priority 2 (medium)
• EASLowHD.oxa
Priority 3 (low)
(The render time of the text will depend on the length of the string.
Maximum length = 1990 characters)
EAS Off
Setting EAS Off will remove the EAS crawl from air and restore the original
DSK 2 keyer image, only after the entire message has been displayed.
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Setup
Audio Setup
Select Setup, Audio Setup.
Audio Setup menu tree
Setup
Audio Setup
Audio Metering
Meters 1 to 4
Meters 5 to 8
Meters 9 to 12
Meters 13 to 16
Meters 1 and 2
Meters 3 and 4
Meters 5 and 6
Meters 7 and 8
Meters 9 and 10
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Meters 11 and 12
Meters 13 and 14
Meters 15 and 16
Follow Video
A/B Mix
On or Off
Fade- to-Black
On of Off
Easyplay
Follow DSK
Use Voiceover
Select Mixfile
Select file
Delays
Delay Bank 1
Delay Bank 2
Delay Bank 3
Delay Bank 4
The audio setup commands are used to display audio meters, set the metering
profile according to the audio mix file parameters, determine whether audio
follows video, whether the unit is set to IS2 Emulation mode and to set the
audio delays of the 4 banks as defined in the audio mix file.
Audio Metering
This option displays audio meters on the front panel. The output is uncalibrated and for indication purposes only.
Meters 1 to 4
Displays 4 metering channels on the VFD display.
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Meters 1 and 2
Displays 2 metering channels on the VFD display.
Follow Video
Use this option to select whether audio follows video during a video A B mix
or Fade to Black.
A/B Mix
Set On or Off.
If set On the system will perform both a video and audio A B mix..
Fade-to-Black
Set On or Off.
If set On the system will fade to silence as the keyer is faded to black.
Easyplay
The following are IS2 legacy options:
Follow DSK
Set On or Off.
If set to On the system will search for a corresponding audio file (.oxe) and
play it out when the graphic is cut up.
Use Voiceover
Set On or Off.
If set to On the system will activate Voiceover 1 when Easyplay is started.
Select Mixfile
Audio parameters are configured via the standard audio mixfiles.
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These files are stored in /etc/mixes.
To change the audio configuration custom mixfiles may be written and stored
in /home/mixes.
Use this option to select a mixfile from either directory.
The current mixfile with its directory location will be displayed on the VFD.
Use the arrow control keys (⊳ enter) to select and confirm a new file.
Select <mixfile name> Yes/No.
Once selected the following message is displayed "New setting takes
effect on restart".
Delays
Audio sources that require an internal delay can be routed through a delay
bank where the delay period can then be set using this menu option between
0 and 32767 samples.
1 sample = 48Khz clock period = 20.833uS, maximum delay = 682.5mS
This option sets an internal audio delay within the systems for any of the 4
audio banks which are defined within the audio mix file.
Use the arrow control keys (⊳ enter) to select a bank and then to adjust
the timing delay between 0 and 32767 samples.
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GPI Setup
Select Setup, GPI Setup.
GPI Setup menu tree
Setup
GPI Setup
GPI Inputs
GPI In 1 On
GPI In 1 Off
……………………………………..
GPI In 9 On
GPI In 9 Off
GPI Outputs
GPI Out 1 On
GPI Out 1 Off
……………………………………..
GPI Out 7 On
GPI Out 7 Off
Show GPI Inputs
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General Purpose Interface (GPI) ports may be used either to trigger the
execution of a series of Imagestore HDTV internal pre-programmed
commands (input) or to monitor the status of the Imagestore HDTV (output).
The nine GPI ports are identified as GPI 1 through GPI 9. The first seven
ports, GPI 1 through 7, may be configured as either input or output ports
whilst the remaining two, GPI 8 and GPI 9 may only be configured as inputs.
Any GPI, assigned to ‘input’, may have a macro associated with it that
contains up to 2K bytes of command data (approx. 200 commands strings).
When triggered, the commands within the macro execute sequentially. If the
GPI is assigned as an ‘output’, it may only have a single status associated
with it.
Input to GPI
Where a GPI port is used as an input, the command macro is activated when
either, the connection is made (GPI On) or switched off (GPI Off) relative to
the GPI ground pin (pin 13) on the GPI 25way D type connector.
To start a macro associated with GPI In 1 On, make connection between pins
25 (GPI0) and 13 (GPI GND)
To start a macro associated with GPI In 1 Off, break connection between pins
25 (GPI0) and 13 (GPI GND)
For connector information refer to the diagram on page 150.
GPI Channels
GPI
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
GND
Signal name
GPI1
GPI2
GPI3
GPI4
GPI5
GPI6
GPI7
GPI8
GPI9
GND
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IN/OUT
IN/OUT
IN/OUT
IN/OUT
IN/OUT
IN/OUT
IN/OUT
IN
IN
GND
GPI Pin No
25
12
24
11
23
10
22
9
21
13
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Create a GPI Macro
To create a macro, display the relevant GPI then press the enter key. If the
GPI is unused >empty< will be displayed on the front panel.
Pressing the enter key again to gain access to the entire Imagestore
HDTV Operate menu.
Using the arrow keys ⊳ display the first command to be added to the
macro and press enter to add it. The display is now returned to the listing of
the macro, showing the added command. To add a second command, use the
arrow keys ⊳ to display the next command and press the enter key as
before. Further commands are added to the macro using the same procedure.
Approximately 200 command lines may be added to the macro.
GPI Macro Command list
Set Inputs
1/A
Pass SDI
Force Colour
2/B
Pass SDI
Force Colour
3/Fill-1
Pass SDI
Force Colour
4/Key-1
Pass SDI
Force Colour
5/Fill-2
Pass SDI
Force Colour
6/Key-2
Pass SDI
Force Colour
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Mix A Input
1/A
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
6/Key-2
Mix B Input
1/A
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
6/Key-2
AB Mixer
Cut AB
Cut To A
Cut To B
Fade AB
Fade To A
Fade To B
Transition Type
X-Fade
V-Fade
Wipe L-To-R
Wipe R-To-L
Wipe T-To-B
Wipe B-To-T
Mix Rate
Wipe Softness
V-Fade Colour
Set Cut Mode
Any Field
Field 1 (Def)
Field 2
Set Fade Mode
Any Field (Def)
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Field 1
Field 2
Dual 2D DVE
Play Forward
Play Backward
Run Sequence
DVE Mode
Bypass
None (Delay)
A B over DSK 1
AB Mixer
DSK 1
Keyer Operations
Cut Keyer Up/Down
Cut Keyer Up
Cut Keyer Down
Fade Keyer Up/Down
Fade Keyer Up
Fade Keyer Down
Fade Rate
Set Key Parameters
Source
Self
Separate
None
Type
Full
Linear
Sense
Normal
Invert
Clip, Gain & Trans
Cut To/From Black
Cut From Black
Cut To Black
Fade To/From Black
Fade From Black
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Fade To Black
FTB Rate
Input Operations
Fill-1/Key-1
Fill-2/Key-2
Unload Input
Store Operations
Load Image
Set Position
Set Masking
Disable
Setup
Save Image
Unload Image
Image Load Mode
Clean Load
Cut Load
Start Strap
Stop Strap
Start Timer
Stop Timer
Reset Timer
Play Animation
Restart Animation
Stop Animation
Stop Anim Instant
DSK 2
Keyer Operations
Cut Keyer Up/Down
Cut Keyer Up
Cut Keyer Down
Fade Keyer Up/Down
Fade Keyer Up
Fade Keyer Down
Fade Rate
Set Key Parameters
Source
Self
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Separate
None
Type
Full
Linear
Sense
Normal
Invert
Clip, Gain & Trans
Cut To/From Black
Cut From Black
Cut To Black
Fade To/From Black
Fade From Black
Fade To Black
FTB Rate
Input Operations
Fill-1/Key-1
Fill-2/Key-2
Unload Input
Store Operations
Load Image
Set Position
Set Masking
Disable
Setup
Save Image
Unload Image
Image Load Mode
Clean Load
Cut Load
Start Strap
Stop Strap
Start Timer
Stop Timer
Reset Timer
Play Animation
Restart Animation
Stop Animation
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Stop Anim Instant
Preview Select
Presmaster Preview
Program o/p
1/A
2/B
3/Fill-1
4/Key-1
5/Fill-2
6/Key-2
DSK 1 Fill o/p
DSK 2 Fill o/p
AB Mixer o/p
DSK 1 o/p
DSK 1 Key o/p
DSK 2 Key o/p
Audio
Cut A/B
Cut to A
Cut to B
Fade A/B
Fade to A
Fade to B
Toggle Silence
Fade to Silence
Fade from Silence
Toggle VO
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Fade Up VO
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Fade Down VO
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Select Preview
A Input
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B Input
A/B Mix
Voice-over Input
Program
Silence
Test Tone
Input Shuffles
A-Input
Channel 1
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(1) 2 (3) (4)
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(1) 2
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
1 (2) (3)
(1) (2) (3)
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3
Channel 4
(1) 2
3
1 (2) 3
1
2 (3)
1
2
3
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
(1) 2
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1 (2) 3
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2 (3)
(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
1 (2) (3)
(1) (2) (3)
1
2
3
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3
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(1) (2) 3
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2
3
Channel 3
(1) 2
3
1 (2) 3
1
2 (3)
1
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3
(1) (2) 3
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Channel 4
(1) 2
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3
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(1) 2 (3)
(1) 2
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
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(1) (2) (3)
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2
3
B-Input
Channel 1
(1) 2
3
1 (2) 3
1
2 (3)
1
2
3
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
(1) 2
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
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1 (2) (3)
(1) (2) (3)
1
2
3
Channel 2
(1) 2
3
1 (2) 3
1
2 (3)
1
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3
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(1) 2
3
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
1 (2) (3)
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3
Channel 3
(1) 2
3
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3
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(1) 2 (3)
(1) 2
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1 (2) 3
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Channel 4
(1) 2
3
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1 (2) 3
4
1
2 (3) 4
1
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(1) (2) 3
4
(1) 2 (3) 4
(1) 2
3 (4)
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(1) (2) 3 (4)
(1) 2 (3) (4)
1 (2) (3) (4)
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Set Rates
Fade A/B
Fade to Silence
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Voice-overs
Voice-over 1
Duck
Preset
Voice-over 2
Duck
Preset
Easyplay
Store 1
Easyplay Load
Easyplay Start
Easyplay Stop
Easyplay Unload
Store 2
Easyplay Load
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Easyplay Stop
Easyplay Unload
GPI Output
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
GPI
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
Out
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
Miscellaneous
GPI Macro Delay
Emergency To Air
Emergency From Air
EAS On
EAS Off
Edit a GPI Macro
Select the GPI to edit then press enter. The macro will be displayed one
command line at a time. Use the arrow keys ⊳ to index through to display
the appropriate command.
Insert Before
Inserts a new command before the displayed line.
Delete
Deletes the displayed command line.
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Insert After
Inserts a new command after the displayed line.
Output from GPI
A GPI port may used as an output to trigger external devices and its active
status, (on), is defined by the output being internally pulled to ground by a
"Darlington" configured transistor such that an active low will be represented
by +0.7V. Lamps or relays attached to an output GPI may use the GPI +12V
supply (pin 8) but the maximum current drawn from this supply should not
exceed 500mA.Where a GPI output is used to drive a relay coil, reverse
voltage protection diodes should be incorporated into the circuitry to protect
the ImagestoreHDTV from voltage transients.
Only GPI 1 to GPI 7 may be assigned as a GPI Output but each GPI may
have a condition assigned whether it is set on or off, i.e. GPI Out x On or GPI
Out x Off .
Create a GPI output
To create a GPI output, display the relevant GPI then press the enter key. If
the GPI is unused > None < will be displayed on the front panel. Press the
enter key again then using the arrow keys ⊳ display the command to be
added to the GPI Output and press enter to add it. Only a single function may
be added to a GPI Output.
The options are:
None
Mixer
Mixer
DSK 1
DSK 1
DSK 2
DSK 2
DSK 1
DSK 1
DSK 2
DSK 2
at A
at B
FTB Off
FTB On
FTB Off
FTB On
Fader Off
Fader On
Fader Off
Fader On
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DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DSK
DVE
DVE
DVE
DVE
DVE
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1 FTB Enabled
2 FTB Disabled
2 FTB Enabled
1 Fader Disabled
1 Fader Enabled
2 Fader Disabled
2 Fader Enabled
1 Timer Zero
1 Timer Non-Zero
2 Timer Zero
2 Timer Non-Zero
1 Image Busy
1 Image Ready
2 Image Busy
2 Image Ready
Active
Bypass
None
Running
Stopped
Running
Stopped
Clear a GPI output
To clear a GPI output select the appropriate GPI and press enter. The current
entry will be display on the VFD display. Use the arrow keys ⊳ to select
None then press enter.
Show GPI Inputs
The status screen shows the 9 video ports. As the GPI is triggered externally
the corresponding number will be displayed on the front panel display.
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Faders Set Up
Select Setup, Fader-Setup.
Fader Set-Up menu tree
Setup
Faders
Fader Setup
AB Mixer
Fader
None
Video ADC 1
Video ADC 2
Video ADC 3
Video ADC 4
Video ADC 5
Video ADC 6
Video ADC 7
Video ADC 8
Enable Control
(Values 0 to 1)
Invert Control
(Values 0 to 1)
Enable Pickup
(Values 0 to 1)
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DSK 1 FTB
DSK 2 FTB
DSK 1 Fader
DSK 2 Fader
DSK 1 HPos
DSK 1 VPos
DSK 2 HPos
DSK 2 VPos
DSK 1 Clip
DSK 1 Gain
DSK 1 Trans
DSK 2 Clip
DSK 2 Gain
DSK 2 Trans
DSK 1 AnimPos
DSK 2 AnimPos
Audio AB Mix
Audio Output
FTS Level
VO1 Pr1 Level
VO1 Pr1 Pset
VO1 Pr1 Duck
VO1 Pr2 Level
VO1 Pr2 Pset
VO1 Pr2 Duck
VO Input Level
A Input Level
B Input Level
VO Input Trim
A Input Trim
B Input Trim
Show Fader Inputs
Video ADC 1
Video ADC 2
Video ADC 3
Video ADC 4
Video ADC 5
Video ADC 6
Video ADC 7
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Video ADC 8
Configuration
Up to 8 external faders (potentiometers) may be connected thought the rear
panel GPI port of the Imagestore HDTV. These faders are used to manually
control the rate at which the Imagestore HDTV will execute a command and
will override settings made through the front panel.
Analogue faders may be used to control fades and mixes. A resistive (linear)
potentiometer of at least 10KΩ should have its fixed terminals connected
between pin 7 (+5V) and pin 15 (Ground). The variable output of the pot
should connect to the appropriate fader input pin.
Screened cable should be used to connect the fader to the Imagestore and the
screen of the cable should only be connected to ground at the Imagestore end
of the cable to avoid earth loops, and to restrict extraneous signal levels to
less than 1 mV.
To set-up and configure a fader select the option from the menu tree you wish
to control. Each option then has a further 4 menu settings.
Fader
Sets the ADC (Analogue to Digital) channel the fader is connected to.
ADC Channels
Fader
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
GND
ADC No.
ADC 1
ADC 2
ADC 3
ADC 4
ADC 5
ADC 6
ADC 7
ADC 8
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ANA_IN0
ANA_IN1
ANA_IN2
ANA_IN3
ANA_IN4
ANA_IN5
ANA_IN6
ANA_IN7
GND
GPI Pin No
19
6
18
5
17
4
16
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Enable Control
Select 1 to enable the fader or 0 to disable it.
Invert Control
Select 1 to invert the mode of the fader or 0 to disable it
Enable Pickup
Select 1 to enable pickup or 0 to disable it.
Control and Pickup are used to determine how the fader will operate if reenabled. If both are disabled and the fader adjusted, when Control is enabled
the fader position is read resulting in a jump to that position.
If Pickup is enabled and the fader adjusted, when Control is enabled the fader
will only become active when the value at which the fader was deselected is
reached.
Show Fader Inputs
This option displays the amount of fader being used from 0% - 100%. It is
also represented as a bar graph on the VFD.
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File Operations
Select Setup, File Operations.
File Operations menu tree
Setup
File Operations
Load Image File
Media Inserted?
Erase Image
Confirm?
Load Audio File
Media Inserted?
Erase Audio File
Confirm?
Configuration Save
Media Inserted?
Configuration Load
Media Inserted?
Diagnostics Save
Media Inserted?
Load System Codes
Media Inserted?
Load Mixfile
Media Inserted?
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Erase Mixfile
Confirm?
These options are used for basic library management.
Load Image File
Copies an image from the inserted media3 to the image library.
Supported formats:
Stills
.oxt
Animations/Easytext
.oxa
Erase Image
Index through the images within the image library using the arrow control
keys ⊳ . One selected press enter to delete.
Load Audio File
Copies an audio file from the inserted media (floppy rive) to the sound
library.
Supported formats:
IS HDTV audio file (multi channel)
.oxe
IS2 format audio file
.oxw
Erase Audio File
Index through the files within the sound library using the arrow control keys
⊳ . Once selected press enter to delete.
Configuration Save
Copies the configuration file (conf.xml) to the inserted media. The
configuration file is updated every 64 fields providing something has
3
Inserted media = Floppy disk. If when saving files a “No Media Inserted”
message occurs then check the floppy disk’s write protection tab is off.
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changed and is a series of automation commands that reflect the status of the
keyers / mixers.
Configuration Load
Copies the configuration file (conf.xml) from the inserted media to the hard
disk
Diagnostic Save
Copies the diagnostic files to the inserted media.
Messages.old
Log file from previous uptime
Messages.new Log file from current uptime
Load System Codes
Copies new licence codes (syscodes.txt), which enable software options onto
the Imagestore HDTV.
Load Mixfile
Copies new mixfiles (all files ending in .mix) from the inserted media (floppy
drive) to the hard disk.
Erase Mixfile
Index through the files within the mixes library using the arrow control keys
⊳ . Once selected press enter to delete.
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System Information
Select Setup, System Information.
System Information menu tree
Setup
System Information
Serial Number
Operating system (Linux X.X.XX)
File System Type
Hostname
IP Address
Network Mask
Gateway Address
NTP Server
Animation Memory
Images Used
Disk Space Used
Current Mix File
Slot 1 (card type and Rev #)
Slot 2 (card type and Rev #)
Slot 3 (card type and Rev #)
Slot 4 (card type and Rev #)
Slot 5 (card type and Rev #)
Slot 6 (card type and Rev #)
RS232 Counters
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RS422 A Counters
RS422 B Counters
Internal Temp
-12V Supply
+1.8V Supply
+3.3V Supply
+5.0V Supply
+2.5V Supply
+12V Supply
Time Zone
Current Time dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss
Running Since dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss
These options are used to view the following:
Serial Number
Displays the unit’s serial number on the VFD display. This number is factory
set and cannot be adjusted.
Operating System
Shows the version number of the installed Linux operating system.
File System Type
For systems upgraded from earlier software versions (prior to 1.13.x) this
will be Linux second extended file system (EXT2). Although the Imagestore
software is case-insensitive, the file system is not.
For newer systems (initialised with software version 1.13.x or later)
journaling file system (JFS) is used. JFS supports case insensitive file names.
Hostname
This section of System Information shows the unit’s Hostname. To modify
the Hostname please refer to page 140.
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IP Address
This menu displays the unit’s IP Address number. To modify the address
refer to page 71.
Network Mask
This menu displays the unit’s Network Mask (sub-net mask) number. To
modify the number refer to page 71.
Gateway Address
This menu displays the unit’s Gateway Address number. To modify the
number refer to page 142.
NTP Server
This displays the IP Address of the NTP Server.
If the NTP Server address is set to 255.255.255.255, then the menu displays
"Disabled"
Animation Memory
This menu displays the size of the animation memory fitted.
64 + 64 to 512 + 512 Mbytes.
Images Used
This menu displays the number of images in the image library.
eg 84 (of 1000).
Disk Space Used
Displays the amount of disk space used in the image directory.
Current Mix File
Displays the name of the installed mixfile and its location.
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Slot 1-6
Displays what type of PCB in installed in the system. If no PCB is fitted the
slot number will display ‘Empty’. If a PCB is fitted its type, HD Input, HD
Output or HD Store including the revision number will be shown.
RS232 Counters
This menu displays RS232 port errors:
Rx
Received data
Tx
Transmitted data
BI
Breaks
OE
Overrun errors
FE
Framing errors
PE
Parity errors
RS422 A-B Counters
This menu displays RS422 errors for ports A - B:
Internal Temp
This reads the internal temperature of the unit adjacent to the LM80 device
on the video backplane.
Please note that the real internal air temperature is much lower than the
temperature reported by the front panel. This is mainly due to the probe’s
location next to a hot component.
The following table shows air temperature measurements taken against the
reported temperature from the front panel. The unit under test was a fully
populated 2006 build unit.
Reported temperature (˚C)
38
43
47
50
55
Real probe temperature (˚C)
32
35
38
40
46
General unit air temperature (˚C)
29
31
34
36
40
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-12V Supply
Displays the voltage of the –12V supply rail. The -12V is not used however.
+1.8V Supply
Displays the voltage of the +1.8V supply rail.
+3.3V Supply
Displays the voltage of the +3.3V supply rail.
+5.0V Supply
Displays the voltage of the +5.0V supply rail.
+2.5V Supply
Displays the voltage of the 2.5V supply rail.
+12V Supply
Displays the voltage of the +12V supply rail.
Time Zone
This shows the time offset in hours and minutes (±HHMM) from GMT.
Current Time
Displays the date and time.
Running Since
Indicates date and time when the unit was last powered up (i.e. absolute time
not elapse time).
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View Licences
Select Setup, View Licences.
This command will display on the front panel VFD all installed licenses. Use
the arrow control keys ⊳ to iterate through the list.
Set Time of Day
Select Setup, Set Time of Day.
Use this command to set the RTC (real time clock) in the Imagestore HDTV.
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Set Time-of-Day menu tree
Setup
Set Time-of-Day
Year
Month
Day
Hour
Min
Sec
Year
Sets the year between 2000 - 2100
Month
Sets the month between 1 - 12
Day
Sets the day between 1 - 31
Hour
Sets the hour between 0 - 23
Min
Sets the minutes between 0 - 59
Sec
Sets the seconds between 0 - 59
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Self Tests
Select Setup, Self Tests.
Use this menu to display an internally generated EAS test message.
Self Tests menu tree
Setup
Self Tests
DSK 1
Image Border
Animation Fill
DSK 2
Image Border
Animation Fill
EAS
Severity 1
Severity 2
Severity 3
DSK 1
Image Border
Displays a full screen test pattern of 4 pixel width coloured borders
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Animation Fill
Imagestore HDTV has a self-test programme to verify the correct installation
of store memory modules. The Animation Fill self test will generate an
animation sequence to fill the store memory module of the given layer.
The animation is no different from one loaded from a file, and in particular:
♦
♦
♦
For the animation to fill the store, either (i) the Image Load Mode must
be Clean Load, or (ii) any existing image on that layer must be unloaded.
For the animation to be visible, the layer must be cut up.
The animation can be repositioned, masked, and unloaded in the normal
way.
The animations are loaded via the following menu items:
Setup > Self Tests > DSK 1 > Animation Fill
Setup > Self Tests > DSK 2 > Animation Fill
The animation is in the form of a progress bar, filling the image from left to
right with a green background, keyed as a ramp, and repeating continuously.
♦
♦
♦
♦
♦
If the green traverses 1 column, the unit is licensed for 64Mb.
At 59.94 fields/s, the animation will run for 2.14 seconds.
If it traverses 2 columns, the unit is licensed for 128Mb.
At 59.94 fields/s, the animation will run for 4.28 seconds.
If it traverses 4 columns, the unit is licensed for 256Mb.
At 59.94 fields/s, the animation will run for 8.55 seconds. The test
loading time is ~25 seconds.
If it traverses all 8 columns, the unit is licensed for 512Mb.
At 59.94 fields/s, the animation will run for 17 seconds. The test loading
time is ~45 seconds.
If the animation is continuous (i.e. without purple frames), then the unit
has the correct store memory module fitted.
Note!
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Unload the self test animation after completing the test.
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DSK 2
As DSK 1
EAS
Severity 1
Red scrolling banner displaying ‘A Primary Entry Point System has issued an
Emergency Action Notification for the United States beginning at 1:27 pm
and ending at 2:27 pm (IMST)’
Severity 2
Amber scrolling banner displaying ‘The Civil Authorities have issued a
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for San Francisco, CA beginning at 1:31 pm and
ending at 2:31 pm (IMST)’
Severity 3
Green scrolling banner displaying ‘A Broadcast station or cable system has
issued a Required Weekly Test for Snohomish, WA beginning at 1:26 pm
and ending at 2:26 pm (IMST)’
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Logging
Select Setup, Logging.
Use this menu to set the logging level used for the messages log file.
Logging menu tree
Setup
Logging
Errors Only
Media/Keying
Verbose
Errors Only
This logging level reports errors, including automation commands that were
invalid when received. No valid automation commands get logged in this
mode.
Media/Keying
In addition to errors, this logging level records all valid media and keying
activity. This gives a full audit of which graphics have appeared on-air.
Verbose
This logging level gives a full record of all automation commands received
by the unit, whether valid or not.
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System Setup
Select Setup, System Setup.
Use this menu tree to adjust the following:
System Setup menu tree
Setup
System Setup
Set Standard
1920x1080/59.94
1920x1080/50
1280x720/59.94
1280x720/50
Select Reference
PGM wrt HD/REF1
PGM wrt SD/REF2
PGM wrt 1/A
Serial Comms Setup
RS232
Baud Rate
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Protocol
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Automation
Presmaster
Easysound
Intuition
ENDEC Model 1822
TFT EAS 911T
RS422 A
Baud Rate
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Protocol
Automation
Presmaster
Easysound
Intuition
ENDEC Model 1822
TFT EAS 911T
RS422 B
Baud Rate
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Protocol
Automation
Presmaster
Easysound
Intuition
ENDEC Model 1822
TFT EAS 911T
Timecode Options
Timecode Source
LTC
VITC
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Timecode Status
Intuition Setup
Def Keyer Assign
None
DSK 1
DSK 2
Keyer Release Mode
Disabled
Enabled
Keyer Status
Keyer Status
Fill & Key Input
Fill/Key
Hostname
IP Address
Network Mask
Gateway Address
NTP Server
Time Zone
Console Blanking
Restart-System
Confirm?
Factory Reset
Confirm?
Safe Shutdown
Set Standard
Use this option to select the appropriate video standard. After selecting the
new standard and pressing the enter key the VFD display will indicate that
the EEPROM is being updated shortly followed by a ‘Please Restart For
New Standard’ message.
Restart the Imagestore HDTV.
Note
Unload all images before changing between video standards
especially interlaced and progressive.
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Select Reference
Use this option to select the appropriate reference input source.
PGM wrt (with respect to) HD/REF1
This is the recommended method of referencing Imagestore HDTV. The
REF1 input, the upper of the 2 REF BNCs, is for a high definition tri-level
sync and is terminated to 75Ω.
PGM wrt SD/REF2
The REF2 input is for a standard definition black and burst analog sync. The
input, the lower of the 2 REF BNCs, is terminated to 75Ω. Using an SD
analog sync for HD on-air systems is NOT recommended as it may introduce
excessive jitter into the HD-SDI stream. This jitter, at the low frequency field
rate, could potentially affect the performance of downstream equipment.
PGM wrt 1/A
This option will lock the Imagestore HDTV to the incoming serial bit-stream
of input 1/A. This should only be used for single input channel units where
the 1/A input is valid at all times. In multiple input systems, if the 1/A input
is switched by a station router there may be disruption in the output signal.
Adjusting reference timing
Warning:
Reference timing should always be adjustment off-air since it can result in
loss of picture in downstream equipment. Errors may occur in the HD-SDI
stream whilst the adjustment is taking place.
VANC data such as captions and audio metadata may be missed by
downstream equipment if they are not seen to be on the same line number
that they were input on. Reference adjustment affects the line number
marking of the output stream. It needs to be adjusted to match the signal path
delays of the local facility.
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Clean switching between the inputs is made possible by buffering the inputs
in line FIFOs to co-time them before processing. The reference timing will
adjust the active depth of the FIFOs to allow for wider timing differences
between the input signals.
The shortest video processing delay from any input through the Imagestore
HDTV to the PGM output is approximately 1us and occurs when the input
line FIFO depth is at its minimum. By increasing the output reference timing
w.r.t (with respect to) the 1/A input the FIFO depth is lengthened up to its
maximum of 1 line.
Timing is dependent on the relative phase between the SDI input and the tri
level sync. To illustrate the set up refer to the following.
This examples deals with a system where the SDI input arrives 3us earlier
than the associated tri level sync . We will call this timing ‘-3us’. If the SDI
were to arrive 5us after the tri level sync the timing would be ‘+5us’.
To set the minimum SDI delay through the unit of 1us:
As 1/A is 3us earlier than the tri level sync and PGM is at least 1us later than
A, set the reference timing to 1 + (-3) us = 0ln -2us.
To adjust the FIFOs to the recommended half full state then the PGM output
will be 13us later than the inputs. Co-timed inputs will then have
approximately half of a HDTV line buffered in their FIFOs. Any sources that
arrive a earlier or later will increase or reduce the FIFO depth respectively.
Set the reference timing to 13 + (-3) us = +10us.
In conclusion, if you know the path delays, set the timing offset to (actual
delay through unit – SDI input timing w.r.t. reference sync timing) in lines
and microseconds.
If the relative delays are not known, use the following:
First, adjust the reference so that the picture is correctly positioned vertically
to the exact line. This can only be done precisely using an HD-SDI data
analyser.
Next, adjust the reference timing to the point at which the output moves up or
down one line. This point needs to be moved away from as it is where the
line FIFO length jumps between 0 and 1 line.
For stable timing move away from this point, for example by half a HDTV
line, to about 13us. Recheck the vertical alignment. If it is out then move the
timing by a number of lines till it is correct.
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Timing delay through the Imagestore HDTV
Refer to the Dual 2D DVE section if the DVE is installed.
The delay through the unit can be up to 1 HD line. This consists of the input
line FIFO depth plus a video processing delay of around 1us. The exact data
delay depends on the adjustment of the reference timing.
Each HD-SDI input has a one line input FIFO. These FIFOs are timed so that
the active picture data from all sources is synchronised prior to video
processing.
Serial Comms Setup
This sets the baud rate and protocol for each of the 3 communication ports on
the rear panel.
The protocol can be set for Automation, Presmaster, Easysound, Intuition
installations or either of the 2 EAS units.
Presmaster
If the Imagestore HDTV is being controlled by a Presmaster system then the
connected port must be set to Presmaster.
Easysound
If an Easysound Standalone unit is connected to the Imagestore HDTV then
the connected port must be set to Easysound.
Intuition
If an Intuition unit is connected to the Imagestore HDTV then the connected
port must be set to Intuition.
EAS
If either of the 2 supported EAS units are connected to the Imagestore HDTV
set the port to:
•
ENDEC Model 1822, or
• TFT EAS 911T
respectively.
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Automation
In all other cases where the Imagestore HDTV is being controlled by
automation or a Presmaster system set the port to Automation.
Timecode Options
When physically connected, the LTC or VITC timecode source is used to
adjust the internal clock once per minute. When a timecode source is not
connected, the internal clock will be free running. The internal clock is also
available as an Easytext data source."
Timecode Source
Allows you to select between LTC or VITC as a timecode source.
Timecode Status
Displays the LTC or VITC timecode on the VFD display.
If no timecode is present CRC or Framing Error is reported.
Intuition Setup
This menu configures the Imagestore HDTV when used in conjunction with
an Imagestore Intuition, advanced channel branding system.
Refer to the Imagestore Intuition section on page 187.
Def Keyer Assign
This option enables Automatic Keyer Management which sets the selected
keying layer for Intuition control. When the Intuition keyer is cut up the
Imagestore HDTV will perform a ‘Load Live’ on that layer and display the
composited stream. As additional Intuition layers are cut up the Imagestore
will continue to display the composited stream.
None
No Automatic Keyer Management set. Imagestore will ignore the Intuition
output.
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DSK1
Automatic Keyer Management enabled on DSK1 (Midground keyer).
DSK2
Automatic Keyer Management enabled on DSK2 (Foreground keyer).
Keyer Release Mode
This option defines how the keyer is released from Intuition control.
Disabled
Disabled mode leaves the Imagestore keyer cut up when all Intuition keys are
cut down.
Enabled
Enabled mode turns off the Imagestore keyer if all Intuition keys are cut
down.
Keyer Status
Intuition can combine up to 14 virtual keying layers into its composited
output. This menu displays the active layers.
Hostname
This option displays the unit’s Hostname and enables the user to modify it.
The Hostname will be shown on the VFD display with brackets > and <
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around each character in turn indicating that each character can be adjusted as
required.
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to increase or decrease the value of the first
character. Pressing the enter key will accept the new value and index to the
second character. Repeat the process until the all characters have been
modified.
Pressing the enter key to accept the change will then display the message
‘New setting takes effect on restart’.
Restart the Imagestore HDTV.
IP Address
This option displays the unit’s IP Address number and enables the user to
modify it. The IP Address will be shown on the VFD display with a plus (+)
and minus (-) symbol at either end indicating that the value can be adjusted
between (0 and 255).
The number is in four blocks separated by full stops i.e.
10.96.98.240
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to increase or decrease the value of the first
block (10). Pressing the enter key will accept the new value and index to the
second block (96). Repeat the process until the all blocks have been
modified.
Pressing the enter key to accept the change will then display the message
‘Updating EEPROM’ shortly followed by ‘Please Restart For New IP
Address’.
Restart the Imagestore HDTV.
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Network Mask
This option displays the unit’s Network Mask (sub-net mask) number and
enables the user to modify it.
The Network Mask number will be shown on the VFD display with a plus (+)
and minus (-) symbol at either end indicating that the value can be adjusted
between (0 and 255).
The number is in four blocks separated by full stops i.e.
- >255<255.0.0 +
The mask number is set for Class B addresses and should only modified in
consultation with your IT department.
To adjust the number, refer to the IP Address section (see above).
Pressing the enter key to accept the change will then display the message
‘Updating EEPROM’ shortly followed by ‘Please Restart For New
Network Mask’.
Restart the Imagestore HDTV.
Gateway Address
This option displays the unit’s Gateway Address and enables the user to
modify it.
The Gateway Address will be shown on the VFD display with a plus (+) and
minus (-) symbol at either end indicating that the value can be adjusted
between (0 and 255).
The number is in four blocks separated by full stops i.e.
- >255<255.255.255 +
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The factory default option is disabled and should only modified in
consultation with your IT department.
To adjust the number, refer to the IP Address section (see above).
Pressing the enter key to accept the change will then display the message
‘Updating EEPROM’ shortly followed by ‘Please Restart For New
Network Mask’.
Restart the Imagestore HDTV.
NTP Server
This option allows the clock in the IS HDTV to be set from a Network Time
Protocol server located on the network.
Using the arrow control keys enter the IP address of your NTP server. (See IP
Address).
The number is in four blocks separated by full stops i.e.
- >255<255.255.255 +
Time Zone
Use this option to set the timezone offset from GMT (+/-) in hours, minutes
and seconds.
Console Blanking
Console Blanking acts as a screen saver if a PC monitor is attached via the
VGA connector of the CPU board.
Use the arrow control keys ⊳ to set either Disabled or between 1 – 60
minutes. At the allotted time the output to the monitor will be switched off.
To turn it back on either press a key on the PC keyboard (if connected) or
reset the time interval.
Restart System
Restarts the systems maintaining user setting. Press enter to confirm.
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Factory Reset
Restarts the systems returning the unit to factory default settings. Press enter
to confirm.
Note:
All custom set parameters will be removed.
Safe Shutdown
This feature halts the operating system in a controlled manner by saving files
to disk before shutting down.
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Oxtel RCPRCP-HD Operations
Introduction
This section provides a basic introduction to the Imagestore HDTV Remote
Control Panel (Oxtel RCP-HD) and describes the features and facilities
provided by the unit.
Only connect the remote control panel to the Oxtel RCP port found amongst
the PCI connections on the rear panel, refer to page 149.
The RCP unit MUST be connected to the Imagestore HDTV before it is
powered. Connecting to an already powered unit will not show the correct
status on its indicator lamps and switches.
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Controls
The Oxtel RCP-HD comprises a backlit LCD display, dedicated push-button
(switches with legends), and potentiometers. It also includes four option
buttons (soft keys) used to control the main level and sub level LCD menus.
The list of options available will depend on the licences installed in the
Imagestore HDTV):
♦
♦
Mixer (optional feature)
Logos (standard feature included with all Imagetsore HDTV systems)
During the power-up self-test sequence the integral lamps within each pushbutton switch will illuminate in turn.
The following paragraphs describe the use of the Oxtel RCP-HD controls.
Display
The LCD display provides interactive access to the control menus of the
connected Imagestore HDTV. The top level menu display of the Oxtel RCPHD will be shown shortly after power is supplied and can be reached at any
time by repeatedly pressing the Esc key.
Push Button Switches
The RCP has thirty dedicated pushbuttons of which eleven comprise an
alphanumeric keypad ("0" to "9YZ" plus Enter). The following paragraphs
describe the use of each button in turn.
Esc Key
The Esc key is used to cancel an option or to return back up the menu
structure to the main display.
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Input Router Select 1-6 Keys
The six keys to the right of the Esc key are the router control keys and are
used to determine the input channels for the AB Mixer.
Alphanumeric Keypad
The alphanumeric keypad comprises keys 0 to 9YZ_ and the Enter key.
These keys are not normally illuminated and become illuminated only when a
procedure is selected that requires their use.
Setup Menu
Feature not yet available.
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Video Menu
The Video Menu key provides access for setting the Mixer and DSK
parameters via the LCD.
Mixer
Transition type
Press the Mixer soft key.
Press the Trans soft key.
Select the appropriate transition type,
X Fade or V fade.
The select option will appear on
screen.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Rate
Press the Mixer soft key.
Press the Rate soft key.
Adjust the rates using the rotary pots
above each heading.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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DSK#
Input source
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the Input soft key
Select the appropriate input source:
Fill 1 Key 1 = (Inputs 3 and 4)
Fill 2 Key 2 = (Inputs 5 and 6)
Empty = Input from store
The selected source will now be
shown on screen.
Press the Ecs key to go back up the
menu tree.
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Load file
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the File soft key
To load an image, press the Load
soft key.
Use the arrow control soft keys < >
to locate the file in the image library.
Once displayed press the OK soft
key to load it.
The LCD display will return to the
File screen showing the new file
name.
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Position file
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the File soft key
To position an image, press the Pos.
soft key.
To adjust the images on-screen
position, use the rotary pots above
each heading.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Horizontal Crop
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the File soft key
To position an image, press the Pos.
soft key.
Press the HCrop soft key
Adjust the images horizontal crop
values by using the rotary pots above
each heading.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Vertical Crop
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the File soft key
To position an image, press the Pos.
soft key.
Press the VCrop soft key
Adjust the images vertical crop
values by using the rotary pots above
each heading.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Save file
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the File soft key
To save a modified image press the
Save soft key.
Press OK soft key to replace the file
in the image library.
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Clip Gain & Transparency
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the Edit soft key
To adjust the Clip, Gain and
Transparency press the CGT soft
key.
Adjust the values using the rotary
pots above each heading.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Keying Modes
Press the relevant DSK soft key
Press the Edit soft key
To adjust the key modes press the
Mode soft key.
Adjust the keying modes by pressing
the appropriate soft key.
By pressing the Srce. soft key the
box below the left hand pot will
toggle between:
None, Separate and Self
By pressing the Type soft key the
box below the centre pot will toggle
between:
Full and Linear
By pressing the Sense soft key the
box below the right hand pot will
toggle between:
Normal and Invert
Press OK to accept the changes.
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Fade to Black rate
Press the FTB soft key
Adjust the FTB rates by using the
rotary pots above each heading.
Press OK to accept the changes
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Audio Menu
The Audio Menu key provides access for setting the Mixer, Inputs and
Voiceover parameters via the LCD.
Transitions
A/B Mix
Press the Trans soft key.
Press the A/B soft key.
Select the AVF soft key to toggle
whether audio follows video.
Press the Cut or Fade soft key to
perform an audio A/B mix. The fade
rate is shown on the LCD and
controlled via the central rotary pot.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Fade to Silence
Press the Trans soft key.
Press the FTS soft key.
Select the AVF soft key to toggle
whether audio follows video.
Press the Cut or Fade soft key to
perform a Fade to Silence. The fade
rate is shown on the LCD and
controlled via the central rotary pot.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Voice Overs
Press the Trans soft key.
Press either VO1 or VO2 soft key.
Select the AVF soft key to toggle
whether audio follows video.
Press the Cut or Fade soft key to
activate the voice over.
The fade rate is shown on the LCD
and controlled via the right hand
rotary pot.
The Duck and Preset levels are also
displayed on screen and controlled
via the rotary pots above each
heading.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Inputs
A, B, VO1, VO2
Press the Input soft key.
Press the appropriate A B VO1 or
VO2 soft key.
To Mute the input press the Mute
soft key. Muted is then displayed on
the LCD.
To Invert the input press the Phase
soft key. Inverted is then displayed
on the LCD
The input level (volume) is shown
on the LCD and controlled via the
right hand rotary pot.
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Outputs
Program
Press the O/put soft key.
The Program output level (volume)
is shown on the LCD and controlled
via the left hand rotary pot.
To index through the named signal
preview points press the Prev+ and
Prev- soft keys
Press the OK soft key to accept the
changes.
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Transitions
The buttons grouped under the Transitions banner control the AB Mixer,
Key layers 0 (DSK1) and 1 (DSK2) and transition rates. Those along the
bottom of the panel marked Rate to Take mirror the signal path through
Imagestore HDTV. Once a rate has been set use the Mixer button to set the
background video source then use DSK1 and DSK2 to insert stills,
animations or live inputs. After the set-up is complete press the Take button
to go to air.
Rate
Pressing the Rate button will index sequentially through the 3 setting of
slow, med and fast. As each option is selected it is illuminated.
To set the rates use the Video Menu button as described previously.
The rate (in frames) will only effect the trans (variable fade transitions)
selection of the AB Mixer and DSK buttons, as the cut command is an
instantaneous action.
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Mixer
The AB Mixer is an integral 2 input video switcher, which provides the
background video source to the program keyers, DSK1 and DSK2. The mixer
can be configured for cut, trans (variable fade transitions) or none (no option
illuminated). Pressing the Mixer button will toggle through the options.
Selecting the source
The Input router select buttons numbered Input 1-6 control the source into
the AB Mixer. The active source is identified with a brightly lit button whilst
the switched source is shown with a dimly lit button. The number of sources
available is dependant on the number of input cards fitted. To change the
switched source select one of the unlit buttons. When the Take button is
pressed the source will be swapped and the dim button will turn bright and
the bright button dim.
cut
If cut is selected the AB Mixer is armed and the resultant transition is
previewed through the preview channel. When the Take button is pressed a
Cut AB transition is actioned and the video source will change on the
program output. The mixer will then be disarmed and the selected option set
to none (no option illuminated).
trans
If trans is selected the AB Mixer is armed and the resultant transition is
previewed through the preview channel. When the Take button is pressed a
Fade AB transition is actioned and the video source will change on the
program output. The mixer will then be disarmed and the selected option set
to none (no option illuminated).
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DSK 1
DSK1 is the first keying layer (midground). Use this button to control how
the loaded image is inserted over the background video. DSK1 can be
configured for cut, trans (variable fade transitions) or none (no option
illuminated). Pressing the DSK 1 button will toggle the options.
To load an image into the keyer use the Video Menu button as described
previously.
cut
If cut is selected DSK 1 is armed and the image is previewed through the
preview channel. When the Take button is pressed a Cut Keyer Up transition
is actioned and the image will appear on the program output. DSK 1 will then
be disarmed and the selected option set to none (no option illuminated).
trans
If trans is selected DSK 1 is armed and the image is previewed through the
preview channel. When the Take button is pressed a Fade Keyer Up
transition is actioned and the image will appear on the program output.
DSK 1 will then be disarmed and the selected option set to none (no option
illuminated).
If no option is illuminated the Take button will be inactive.
The DSK 1 button will remain illuminated whilst the image in on-air.
DSK 2
See controls for DSK 1.
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Take
Pressing the Take button will activate all armed DSK’s and the Mixer,
sending the transition to air.
Black and Silence
Pressing the Black and Silence button will send the total output of Key
Layer 0 and 1 to black. The transition types are:
♦
♦
♦
♦
Cut to Black
Cut from Black
Fade to Black
Fade from Black
Voice-Over 1
Pressing the Voice-Over 1 button will activate an Easyplay file or external
voice over on groups 1 and 2, depending on the unit’s license.
Voice-Over 2
Pressing the Voice-Over 2 button will activate an external voice over on
groups 3 and 4.
Chan Sel
Feature not yet available.
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Audio Mix Files
Introduction
This section explains the mix file structure used to create the audio mix files
for Imagestore HDTV. Please see the Standard Mixfiles section on page 221
for the extended information and in-depth functionality of the standard
mixfiles.
The conceptual mixer arrangement used in Imagestore HDTV is based on the
Imagestore 2 Easysound audio model. This is an A/B mixer followed by a
number of cascaded voice-overs.
A
Input
A/B
Mixer
Voice
Over 1
Voice
Over 2
B
Input
By using the same conceptual model backwards compatibility with the
Easysound audio automation protocol can be maintained, however, there are
a few subtle differences.
Internally, the Imagestore HDTV has two voice-overs as opposed to the two
stereo pairs in Imagestore 2. A mapping is performed:
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Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
The audio board in Imagestore HDTV contains a 512 x 512 cross-point
multiplier switcher where all inputs and outputs are configurable and where
cross-point are controlled by the GainType field of the AddToMix command.
Mix Files
The mix file is used to specify sets of audio sources or inputs to be mixed
together using certain rules and then assigning the result to a particular
destination or output. Each of these sets of sources is referred to as a ‘mix’.
There is no limit to the number of mixes contained in the mix file but the
total number of sources added to all mixes must be less than or equal to 512.
The default mix file used is named “is23.mix”. If the unit has an Easyplay
licence, then a slightly different mixfile “is23eply.mix” is used.
For a complete listing of the mixfiles refer to page 221
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Sources
Sources are any input signals that may be added to a mix. For example the
right-hand channel of the first pair of audio group three, de-embedded from
the SDI A input, this signal has the name A_G3_P1_R.
All inputs are considered equal and are available at all times.
A complete list of input sources can be found on page 180.
Note:
If the embedded audio option has not been purchased, the deembedder sources will be silent.
Gain Types
Each input source must be assigned a cross-point gain type whenever it is
added to a mix. The gain type defines the behaviour of the particular input as
used in the conceptual model.
ZERO_XP
UNITY_XP
UNITY_XP
A_DATA_XP
B_DATA_XP
A_XP
B_XP
VO1_XP
VO3_XP
EPLAY_XP
A_UNITY_XP
B_UNITY_XP
VO1_UNITY_XP
VO3_UNITY_XP
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Zero gain
Unity gain
Unity gain
A input data path
B input data path
A/B mixer A input
A/B mixer B input
Voice-over 1
Voice-over 2
Easyplay gain
A input data path
B input data path
Voice-over 1 preview
Voice-over 2 preview
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ZERO_XP
The ZERO_XP gain type will pass the input signal with –∞ dB gain.
UNITY_XP
The UNITY_XP gain type will pass the input signal with no gain change.
A_DATA_XP/B_DATA_XP
The DATA_XP gain type result in zero or unity gains. The changeover occurs
instantaneously at a pre-defined point during A/B transitions. Only one
A_DATA_XP and B_DATA_XP should be used in any particular mix. An
example mix file using a stereo data path can be found in the examples
section.
A_XP/B_XP
The A_XP and B_XP gain types are used for the A and B inputs to the A/B
mixer respectively. The gains applied depend on the position and behaviour
of the A/B mixer.
VO1_XP/VO3_XP
The gain types VO1_XP and VO3_XP correspond to Voiceovers 1 and 2
respectively. These apply the preset voice-over level to the assigned input
when that particular voice-over is turned on. This also causes any signal
before that voice-over in the audio path to be ducked to the preset duck level.
If a voice-over gain type is not used in a particular mix then no ducking will
occur in that mix.
EPLAY_XP
The EPLAY_XP gain type only becomes active when Easyplay is playing an
audio clip.
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A_UNITY_XP/B_UNITY_XP
The A_UNITY_XP gain type will pass the input signal with no gain change. It
follows any source changes applied to the A and B audio paths to provide
accurate input previewing and is insensitive to A B transitions. Mute and
Trim gains will be reflected.
VO1_UNITY_XP/VO3_UNITY_XP
The VO1_UNITY_XP and VO3_UNITY_XP gain types will pass the input
signals for voiceovers 1 and 2 with no gain change. They are used to preview
the voice-overs off air.
Output Gain Types
Each output can be assigned a cross-point gain type. The gain type defines
the behaviour of the particular output as used in the conceptual model. If no
gain type is specified, the output audio will be UNITY (unchanged).
PROGRAM_GAIN
Modify output gain by
the value of the Program
gain.
PROGRAM_GAIN
The PROGRAM_GAIN type will modify the output’s gain by the value of
the program gain (set with the j103 automation command). Any channels that
are required to be modified by the program gain should be set to this gain
type. Additionally, if metering is required to reflect the program gain’s value,
any meters assigned to program outputs should also be set to this gain type.
Destinations
Each mix can be mapped to any number of destinations, however, each
destination can only come from one mix. An example destination would be
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the left-hand channel of AES output pair 5 (AES_O_P5_L) or one of the 16
metering points.
A full list of output destinations can be found on page 181.
Mix File Commands
The mix file is constructed from a series of commands, which are used to
create mixes. The order of the commands is important. Commands can be
separated from their arguments by one or more spaces or tabs. Comments can
be included in the mix file on a line starting with a ‘#’ character. Blank lines
are ignored.
StartMix
StartMix “<MixName>”
Creates a new mix with the name MixName.
The name can be up to 16 characters.
Sources added to this mix will be accumulated.
This command can only be used as the first command or immediately after
EndMix.
AddToMix
AddToMix <Source> <GainType>
Adds to the mix a named source with the specified gain type.
This command can only be used after StartMix and before EndMix.
SetOutputGain
OutputMix <Destination> <GainType>
Sets the gain type of Destination to be GainType.
This command must be used after the last AddToMix commands for the
current mix and before EndMix.
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OutputMix
OutputMix <Destination>
Maps the AddToMix inputs of the current mix to the specified output
(destination).
This command must be used after the last AddToMix commands for the
current mix and before EndMix.
EndMix
Ends the current mix.
This command can only be used after StartMix.
Simple mix structure
This example show the mix structure needed to create a stereo data path.
# Creates a stereo data path using AES input 1 as A,
# AES input 2 as B and AES output 1 as the result.
StartMix
AddToMix
AddToMix
OutputMix
EndMix
"DataPathL"
AES_I_P1_L
AES_I_P2_L
AES_O_P1_L
A_DATA_XP
B_DATA_XP
StartMix
AddToMix
AddToMix
OutputMix
EndMix
"DataPathR"
AES_I_P1_R
AES_I_P2_R
AES_O_P1_R
A_DATA_XP
B_DATA_XP
Input Bunches
AddToMix <Source> <GainType> <InputProfile> <MixDown>
To provide better management of multi-channel inputs, the concept of Input
Bunches has been introduced. The rationale for this is to use Automation
Commands and the User interface that already exist for finite audio
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configurations. Four Input Bunches are available and these correspond to the
four mono input channels that were available on Imagestore 2. When a
command is sent that was intended to target a certain input channel, it will be
interpreted as a command to target the corresponding Input Bunch and all
audio channels in the Input Bunch will be similarly controlled.
To indicate that a specific crosspoint should be associated with a specified
bunch, a number of new GainType specifiers have been added.
A_XP_1
A_XP_2
A_XP_3
A_XP_4
B_XP_1
B_XP_2
B_XP_3
B_XP_4
VO1_XP_1
VO1_XP_2
VO1_XP_3
VO1_XP_4
VO3_XP_1
VO3_XP_2
VO3_XP_3
VO3_XP_4
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A/B mixer A input bunch 1
A/B mixer A input bunch 2
A/B mixer A input bunch 3
A/B mixer A input bunch 4
A/B mixer B input bunch 1
A/B mixer B input bunch 2
A/B mixer B input bunch 3
A/B mixer B input bunch 4
Voice-over 1 input bunch 1
Voice-over 1 input bunch 2
Voice-over 1 input bunch 3
Voice-over 1 input bunch 4
Voice-over 2 input bunch 1
Voice-over 2 input bunch 2
Voice-over 2 input bunch 3
Voice-over 2 input bunch 4
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Enhanced Mix File Commands
Whilst the basic set of mixfile commands is sufficient to configure the
Imagestore HDTV, there are some extensions to these commands that
provide advanced functionality.
Input Bunch Profiles
AddToMix <Source> <GainType> <InputProfile>
AddToMix sources assigned in the mixfile and are usually fixed, however,
there may be a need to change sources during operation. Typically, this rerouting is known as ‘input shuffles’.
Input Bunch Profiles provide a way of implementing ‘input shuffles’ by
allowing the user to externally modify the content of the mix during
operation by switching in and out various sources. Input profiles act as
enables and are typically used where a selection of input sources have to be
supported.
Each input bunch has a profile associated with it. Input Bunch Profiles can be
controlled using existing input shuffle Automation commands (see below).
Each GainType associated with an AddToMix command can be given an
InputProfile value between 0 and 31. The relevant GainType (switch) is
only then enabled (included in the mix) when the InputProfile parameter
specified matches the Input Bunch Profile value set externally by Automation
control. If the Input Bunch Profile value is different from the mixfile, the
specified crosspoint will be excluded from the mix.
If the InputProfile field is omitted from the AddToMix command, then a
value of 0 is assigned and the specified GainType will only be enabled when
the associated Input Bunch Profiles is set to (or left at its default value of) 0.
Inputs can be included in a variety of mixes as defined in the mix file but the
user may only wish to include them if certain conditions are met. The
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InputProfile field is a way of externally controlling the contents of the
mix.
The following example shows a mix.
If the InputProfile of GainType A_XP bunch 0 is externally set to 0 then
the AddToMix source A_G1_P1_L will be added to the OutputMix source
AES_O_P1_L, however, if the value of GainType A_XP bunch 0 is
externally set to 4 then AddToMix source A_G1_P1_R will be included in the
mix.
StartMix
AddToMix
AddToMix
OutputMix
EndMix
"Preview AB1L Mix"
A_G1_P1_L
A_XP_1
A_G1_P1_R
A_XP_1
AES_O_P1_L
0
4
Refer to the Oxtel Automation Protocol manual for automated control of
Bunch Profiles.
MixDown
AddToMix <Source> <GainType> <InputProfile> <MixDown>
The MixDown field of the AddToMix command allows sources to be added to
the mix, but at an attenuated level.
Source configurations controlled by input profiles may require more than just
simple re-routing operations. For missing signals that would normally be
present there may often be a need to generate them from a combination of
two or more existing source inputs. In such cases, the sum of the inputs is
likely to give rise to a significantly louder output signal. The MixDown field
is used to specify an attenuation level that is applied to the input source. The
field specifies a divisor used to attenuate the source signal, e.g. a value of 2
would result in a 50% (~6dB) attenuation.
If the MixDown field is omitted, a value of 1 is used.
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if the MixDown field is present, the InputProfile field should also
be present. Where an InputProfile is not specified a value of 0 is
used.
Example:
AddToMix
B_G1_P1_R
B_XP
0/2
This command line specifies that when the input source is included in the
mix it will be attenuated by 50% before being added.
Monitor Profiles
OutputMix <Destination> <MonitorType> <MonitorProfile>
As Input Profiles control the input of a mix so Monitor Profiles control the
output. By adding the MonitorType and MonitorProfile fields, the
output is only enabled when the conditions are met.
Monitor Profiles act as enables and only switch the output on when the
MonitorProfile value is correspondingly set externally via the front panel
or Automation control. MonitorType 1 corresponds to Preview,
MonitorType 2 corresponds to Meters and MonitorType 3 to Monitor. For
this reason, the Monitor Type field can optionally be specified in the mixfile
as a number or its equivalent text representation.
Text representation
MonitorType value
PREVIEW
1
METERS
2
MONITOR
3
Example:
OutputMix
OutputMix
METER_5
METER_5
2
1
METERS 1
These two commands are equivalent. In both cases, the commands specify
that the output of the current mix should only be routed to METER_5 when
the MonitorProfile of MonitorType 2 (conventionally Meters) is set to 1.
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Input Source names (AddToMix)
Slot No.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
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Input Name
A_G1_P1_L
A_G1_P1_R
A_G1_P2_L
A_G1_P2_R
A_G2_P1_L
A_G2_P1_R
A_G2_P2_L
A_G2_P2_R
A_G3_P1_L
A_G3_P1_R
A_G3_P2_L
A_G3_P2_R
A_G4_P1_L
A_G4_P1_R
A_G4_P2_L
A_G4_P2_R
B_G1_P1_L
B_G1_P1_R
B_G1_P2_L
B_G1_P2_R
B_G2_P1_L
B_G2_P1_R
B_G2_P2_L
B_G2_P2_R
B_G3_P1_L
B_G3_P1_R
B_G3_P2_L
B_G3_P2_R
B_G4_P1_L
B_G4_P1_R
B_G4_P2_L
B_G4_P2_R
AES_I_P1_L
AES_I_P1_R
AES_I_P2_L
AES_I_P2_R
AES_I_P3_L
AES_I_P3_R
AES_I_P4_L
AES_I_P4_R
Description
SDI A-input de-embedder
SDI B-input de-embedder
AES input
Group
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
Pair
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
Channel
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
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137
138
139
140
141
142
143
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
256
to
319
320
AES_I_P5_L
AES_I_P5_R
AES_I_P6_L
AES_I_P6_R
AES_I_P7_L
AES_I_P7_R
AES_I_P8_L
AES_I_P8_R
PLAY_1
PLAY_2
PLAY_3
PLAY_4
PLAY_5
PLAY_6
PLAY_7
PLAY_8
DELAY1_I_1
to
DELAY4_I_64
TEST_TONE
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5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
to
64
Easyplay playout
Input from delay
1 kHz, 0 dBFS test tone
Output Source names (OutputMix)
Slot
No.
0
Output Name
Description
Group
Pair
Channel
PGM_G1_P1_L
SDI Program output
embedder
1
1
Left
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
PGM_G1_P1_R
PGM_G1_P2_L
PGM_G1_P2_R
PGM_G2_P1_L
PGM_G2_P1_R
PGM_G2_P2_L
PGM_G2_P2_R
PGM_G3_P1_L
PGM_G3_P1_R
PGM_G3_P2_L
PGM_G3_P2_R
PGM_G4_P1_L
PGM_G4_P1_R
PGM_G4_P2_L
PGM_G4_P2_R
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
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PVW_G1_P1_L
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
192
196
200
204
208
212
216
220
224
228
232
236
PVW_G1_P1_R
PVW_G1_P2_L
PVW_G1_P2_R
PVW_G2_P1_L
PVW_G2_P1_R
PVW_G2_P2_L
PVW_G2_P2_R
PVW_G3_P1_L
PVW_G3_P1_R
PVW_G3_P2_L
PVW_G3_P2_R
PVW_G4_P1_L
PVW_G4_P1_R
PVW_G4_P2_L
PVW_G4_P2_R
AES_O_P1_L
AES_O_P1_R
AES_O_P2_L
AES_O_P2_R
AES_O_P3_L
AES_O_P3_R
AES_O_P4_L
AES_O_P4_R
AES_O_P5_L
AES_O_P5_R
AES_O_P6_L
AES_O_P6_R
AES_O_P7_L
AES_O_P7_R
AES_O_P8_L
AES_O_P8_R
METER_1
METER_2
METER_3
METER_4
METER_5
METER_6
METER_7
METER_8
METER_9
METER_10
METER_11
METER_12
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embedder
AES output
Metering point
1
1
Left
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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244
248
252
256
to
319
METER_13
METER_14
METER_15
METER_16
DELAY1_O_1
to
DELAY4_O_64
Audio Mix Files
Output to delay
13
14
15
16
1
to
64
Mixfile mapping
The standard IS2 mixfiles (IS23.mix and IS23eply.mix) assign the following:
AES Input pins:
AES_1± and AES_2±
A input Pair 1 and Pair 2
AES_3± and AES_4±
VO1 Pair1 and Pair 2
AES_5± and AES_6±
B input Pair 1 and Pair 2
AES Output pins:
AES_1± and AES_2±
PVW output Pair 1 and Pair 2
AES_3± and AES_4±
PGM output Pair 1 and Pair 2
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Emergency Alert System
Imagestore HDTV supports the Emergency Alert System providing the
relevant EAS-HD-001 licence is installed.
Imagestore HDTV monitors its RS232 port for a serial string received from
an EAS receiver. When a message is received its priority is established and
the text is written and stored into one of the following default Easytext crawl
templates:
Priority 1
Priority 2
Priority 3
No priority
Note:
EASHigh.oxa
EASMed.oxa
EASLow.oxa
EASNone.oxa
The EAS message can only be displayed via a GPI or automation
command. To set the relevant GPI refer to page 199 and for
automation commands refer to the Oxtel Series Automation Protocol
manual.
EAS Receivers
The supported EAS receivers are:
•
•
Sage ENDEC Model 1822.
TFT EAS 911
To select an EAS model use the:
Setup>System Setup> Serial Comms Setup>RS232>Protocol, menu path.
Use the arrow keys ⊳ to select the required unit then press enter. The
system will need restarting.
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Baud Rates
Baud rates are automatically set when the appropriate EAS unit is selected.
Load EAS (EAS On)
Setting EAS On will load the EAS message into memory. It will cut down the
DSK1 keyer if active and load the EAS template (as specified by the priority
of the stored message) and bring the crawl to air.
(The render time of the text will depend on the length of the string.
Maximum length = 2048 characters)
Unload EAS (EAS Off)
Setting EAS Off will remove the EAS crawl from air once it has completed. It
will cut down the crawl and restore the DSK 2 keyer to its original state.
EAS logs
All EAS transactions are recorded in the standard Imagestore HDTV log
files;
LOG{Serial number}.log and
LOG{Serial number}.old.
Access to the log file can be gained by copying it to a floppy disk. From the
front panel menu select Setup > File Operations > Diagnostics Save.
The file can then be viewed on a PC.
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Imagestore Intuition
We recommend controlling an Imagestore Intuition directly from automation
as it uses the same Oxtel Series Automation protocol interface. However, if
an additional automation port is not available then the Imagestore can be
placed in a mode where it can forward commands to the Intuition, as shown
below.
Imagestore Intuition can simultaneously transmit templates or animation files
loaded through numerous virtual keying layers. These files are composited
into one signal that feeds through the FILL and KEY inputs of the Imagestore
HDTV.
The composited stream (virtual layers) then get loaded into DSK1 or DSK2
layers via the ‘Load Live’ feature.
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Imagestore HDTV has only two keying layers. The Intuition has up to 16
(virtual) keying layers. How do we address both units via the Imagestore
control port?
The Imagestore keying layer parameter in the command protocol is
represented by a single character, this is currently set to 0 (DSK1,
midground) or 1 (DSK2, foreground) to address the keying layer in the
Imagestore HDTV. The character range has been extended from 0x0 to 0xF
to address the keying layers above 1. This means that automation vendors
can now support the greater number of keying layers on offer.
If Intuition is being controlled directly via automation then the full 16 layers
are available. If it is connected and controlled via an Imagestore then only 14
layers are available.
For example, if an Imagestore HDTV receives a command to load a graphic
into layer ‘2’, it will forward this command onto the Intuition to load the
graphic into the first Intuition keying layer. To do this it must subtract 2
from the layer value before relaying the command. Note, layer 0 in the
intuition is the first layer. To illustrate this further:
Imagestore
Layer Number
0x0 (Midground)
0x1 (Foreground)
0x2
0x3
0x4
0x5
0x6
0x7
0x8
0x9
0xA
0xB
0xC
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Layer Number
0x0
0x1
0x2
0x3
0x4
0x5
0x6
0x7
0x8
0x9
0xA
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0xE
0xF
Intuition
0xB
0xC
0xD
Using this method of load and control commands we can now address up to
16 keying layers, 2 in Imagestore and 14 in Intuition.
Imagestore Intuition Control
The Imagestore HDTV has to be configured to operate with an Intuition.
From the front panel select:
Setup > System Setup > Serial Comms Setup > RS232 or RS422 > Protocol
> Intuition.
The control port is used to forward selected commands to the Intuition
(@19.2k). The commands highlighted below are the ones supported.
ID: 8
ID: 9
ID: G
ID: I
ID: O
ID: P
ID: R0
ID: R1
ID: R2
ID: 0
ID: 2
ID: 1
ID: 3
ID: 4
ID: 5
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Load file no.
Save Image
Set Image Position
File save mask
enquire image load
Enquire File Status
Load image
Save Image
Erase Image
Fade to/from black
Cut to/from black
Fade keyer up or down
Cut keyer up/down
Set Mask
Mask enable/disable
File
File
File
File
File
File
File
File
File
Keyer
Keyer
Keyer
Keyer
Keyer
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ID: A
ID: C
ID: D
ID: E
ID: F
Erase Store
Set key source
Set key linear or full
Set key normal or invert
Set clip grain transparency
Keyer
Keyer
Keyer
Keyer
Keyer
Control
The commands are sent in a ‘fire and forget’ mode to the Intuition.
Responses are ignored, thus no processing has to be done via the Imagestore.
The purpose of this is so the Imagestore does not have to act like a fully
functional automation system while performing its on-air functions.
Automatic Keyer Management
Without automatic keyer management, automation has to drive the
Imagestore HDTV / Intuition combination as follows:
1) Send a command to load an image on the Intuition (via the
Imagestore).
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2) Perform Load Live on one of the Imagestore Keying layers.
This allows the Intuition output to be fed in to the keying layer.
3) Cut up the Imagestore keying layer assigned to load live so the
Intuition output is visible.
4) Cut up one of the Intuition layers.
Intuition layer now visible
5) Cut down one of the Intuition layers
6) Cut down the Imagestore layer assigned to load live.
7) Turn off load live.
To make automation control of the Intuition easier, there are several menu
options which allow you to configure the Imagestore to perform automatic
keyer management. These options allow the Imagestore to automatically
perform load live, cut up an Imagestore keying layer when it receives a
command and to cut up an Intuition layer. Then in reverse, if automation cuts
down all intuition layers the Imagestore can cut down the layer it was using
and turn off load live.
The Intuition setup menu is found under:
Setup > System Setup > Intuition Setup
Front Panel Menu
There are three menu items:
•
Def Keyer Assign (Default Keyer Assign)
•
Keyer Release Mode
•
Keyer status
Def Keyer Assign
This option enables Automatic Keyer Management which sets the selected
keying layer for Intuition control. When the Intuition keyer is cut up the
Imagestore HDTV will perform a ‘Load Live’ on that layer and display the
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composited stream. As additional Intuition layers are cut up the Imagestore
will continue to display the composited stream.
None
No Automatic Keyer Management set. Imagestore will ignore the Intuition
output.
DSK1
Automatic Keyer Management enabled on DSK1 (Midground keyer).
DSK2
Automatic Keyer Management enabled on DSK2 (Foreground keyer).
Keyer Release Mode
This option defines how the keyer is released from Intuition control.
Disabled
Disabled mode leaves the Imagestore keyer cut up when all Intuition keys are
cut down.
Enabled
Enabled mode turns off the Imagestore keyer if all Intuition keys are cut
down.
Keyer Status
Intuition can combine up to 14 virtual keying layers into its composited
output. This menu displays the active layers.
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Keyer Management example
Example of what automation has to send to cut up two of layers on the
Intuition.
Default Keyer Assign= DSK1 (midground)
Keyer Release = Enabled.
1) Cut up one of the Intuition layers.
(Imagestore Performs Load Live on DSK1 (midground layer) and cuts it
up if it’s not already)
Intuition layer now visible
2) Cut up another Intuition Layer
(Imagestore does nothing)
3) Cut down one of the Intuition layers
(Imagestore does nothing because there is still one layer active)
4) Cut down the final visible intuition layer
(Imagestore cuts down DSK1 (midground layer), and turns off load live)
Pitfalls
The Imagestore HDTV maintains the layer status of the Intuition based on the
automation commands it forwards. If the operator changes the layer status of
the Intuition using the front panel, the Imagestore HDTV will not be aware of
any change and therefore will not be able to perform automatic keyer
management correctly. The same is true if the Intuition is controlled by
another automation system and not via the Imagestore.
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Installation
This section of the User Manual provides a step by step description of the
setting up procedures required for integration of Imagestore HDTV into a
broadcast system.
Ventilation
Imagestore HDTV is ventilated through its side panels and it is essential that
these holes remain clear of any obstruction.
Power Requirements
The unit uses a mains supply input circuit that auto-senses whether the
applied AC mains voltage is in the region of 90-132V and 180-264V AC and
responds accordingly. The unit is tolerant of both 50Hz and 60Hz AC
supplies, and under normal conditions, its power consumption will be
approximately 91 watts, peaking to around 94 watts during hard disk access.
These figures assume fully specified hardware options (i.e. audio and 2D
DVE boards fitted).
A 20mm mains input fuse, rated at 2.5 Amp (slow blow) forms part of the
mains connection inlet and is accessible from the rear of the unit.
Environment
The Imagestore HDTV will tolerate operating temperatures in the range 5°C
to 50°C with humidity of between 20 and 80%, non-condensing. The unit is
more tolerant in storage and may be stored at temperatures ranging from
-10°C to +70°C.
Cabling
Imagestore HDTV has a 2-piece lid to enable the PSU’s and disk drives to be
accessed without removing the unit from the rack. When cabling up the
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system it is recommended to leave approx. 300mm of slack in the cables to
draw the unit out of the rack enough to expose the front lid.
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HDTV Rear Panel Connections
PCI Connectors
RS422(A/B)
Pin No.
Signal Name RS422
1
Ground
2
TX-
3
RX+
4
Ground
5
Ground
6
Ground
7
TX+
8
RX-
9
Ground
Connector type: 9 pin female D type.
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Oxtel RCP
Pin No.
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
RX-
3
TX+
4
Ground
5
Ground
6
Ground
7
RX+
8
TX-
9
+12V
Connector type: 9 pin female D type.
RS232
Pin No.
Signal Name RS232
1
DCD
2
RX
3
TX
4
DTR
5
Ground
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
Connector type: 9 pin male D type.
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GPI
Pin No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Signal Name
LTC_IN Ground (Static)
ANA_IN7
ANA_IN5
ANA_IN3
ANA_IN1
+5V
+12V
GPI8
GPI6
GPI4
GPI2
Ground
LTC_IN +
Ground
ANA_IN6
ANA_IN4
ANA_IN2
ANA_IN0
REF_RET
GPI9
GPI7
GPI5
GPI3
GPI1
Connector type: 25 pin female D type
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VGA and KBD Connections
The VGA and KBD connections are solely for use by the Miranda
Technologies Ltd development team and no user functions can be accessed
via these ports.
VGA
Pin No.
Signal Name
1
Red
2
Green
3
Blue
4
NC
5
Ground
6
Ground
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
NC
10
Ground
11
NC
12
NC
13
H sync
14
V sync
15
NC
Connector type: 15 pin female high density D type
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KBD
Pin No.
Keyboard
1
KBDATA
PS/2 Mouse
MSDATA
2
MSDATA
MSDATA
3
GND
GND
4
IOVSB
IOVSB
5
KBCLK
MSCLK
6
MSCLK
MSCLK
Connector type: 6 pin PS2.
LAN 2
Use LAN 2 (not LAN 1) as the Ethernet connection to the Imagestore
HDTV
Pin No.
Signal Name RJ45
1
TX+
2
TX-
3
RX+
4
NC
5
NC
6
RX-
7
NC
8
NC
Connector type: RJ45.
The LAN2 connector has 2 integral LED indicators. The green LED
indicated 100Mbps speed and the yellow LED detects ‘LINK’ and ‘ACTIVE’
signals.
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REF 1 / 2
REF 1 HD Tri-level sync,
REF 2 SD analog sync, LTC or VITC.
Connector type: 75Ω BNC.
Connection of LTC or VITC
Where linear timecode is provided for Imagestore HDTV it should conform
to ANSI/SMPTE standard 12M-1995. The input level should be between one
and two volts peak-to-peak.
Mains Input
Imagestore HDTV can have up to 2
130W PSU’s fitted, each fed from its
own IEC connector.
The PSU’s are auto-ranging from
90-132V and 180-264V AC.
Each IEC connector is fused with a
2.5A anti-surge fuse.
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HD-SDI source inputs
The minimum configuration for an Imagestore
HDTV is a single input card and an output card.
Each input / output is via a 75Ω BNC connector.
The + sign represents a copy input or output,
therefore PGM + is a copy program output.
Extra cards can be added to the system to give a
maximum number of 6 inputs (2 per card). Each
card is supplied with a series of labels to enable it
to individually identified.
Input options
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Video Relay Bypass
The mechanical video relay bypass option (VRB-HD-001) may be fitted
which routes the main HD-SDI input source through the system in the event
of a power failure.
BNC no.
Signal Name
IN
HD-SDI Input
>A
To A input
>PGM
From PGM output
OUT
HD-SDI Output
The board should be placed in the
spare slot next to the output card as it derives
its power from this card.
Connection of Analogue Faders
Analogue faders may be used to control a main fade, a fade to black and the
levels of transparency, gain and clip. A resistive linear potentiometer (a
"pot") of at least 10KΩ should have its fixed terminals connected between
pin 7 (+5V) and pin 15 (Ground). The variable output of the pot should
connect to the appropriate fader input pin.
Screened cable should be used to connect the fader to the Imagestore HDTV.
The screen of the cable should be connected to ground only at the Imagestore
HDTV end of the cable to avoid "earth loops" and restrict extraneous signal
levels to less than 1 mV.
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Connection of General Purpose Interfaces
(GPI’s)
General Purpose Interface ports may be used either to trigger the execution of
a series of internal pre-programmed commands (input) or to monitor the
status of the Imagestore HDTV (output). The process of assigning command
macros to an individual GPI port is described in the Front Panel commands
section of this section.
Input to GPI
Ports GPI 1 through GPI 7 can be allocated as either input or output ports, but
GPI ports 8 and 9 are only available as inputs. Where a GPI port is used as an
input, the command macro may be activated by either connecting or
disconnecting the input line to GPI ground (pin 13) depending whether GPI
'on' or GPI 'off' has been assigned.
Output from GPI
A GPI port may used as an output and its active status, (on), is defined by the
output being internally pulled to ground by a "Darlington" configured
transistor such that an active low will be represented by +0.7V. Lamps or
relays attached to an output GPI may use the GPI +12V supply (pin 8) but the
maximum current drawn from this supply should not exceed 500mA.
Where a GPI output is used to drive a relay coil, reverse voltage protection
diodes should be incorporated in the circuit to protect the Imagestore from
voltage transients.
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AES IN (1:8)
The AES input port is used to connect the eight digital AES/EBU audio input
channels identified as AES_IN_1 to AES_IN_8. Each input source should be
connected to the Imagestore HDTV over two wires using balanced
(differential) signals and a grounded shield. Signal and associated pin-out
connections are given in the table on page 206.
IS2 Mode AES input connector pin-out
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Comment
24
AES_IN_1 (+)
12
AES_IN_1 (-)
25
GND
25
GND
10
AES_IN_2 (+)
23
AES_IN_2 (-)
11
GND
11
GND
21
AES_IN_3 (+)
9
AES_IN_3 (-)
22
GND
22
GND
7
AES_IN_4 (+)
20
AES_IN_4 (-)
8
GND
8
GND
18
AES_IN_5 (+)
6
AES_IN_5 (-)
19
GND
19
GND
4
AES_IN_6 (+)
17
AES_IN_6 (-)
5
GND
5
GND
A Input pair 1
A Input pair 2
VO1 Pair 1
VO1 Pair 2
B Input pair 1
B Input pair 2
AES IN (9:16)
The second AES input port is used to connect the next eight digital
AES/EBU audio input channels.
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AES OUT (1:8)
The AES output port provides access to eight digital, AES audio output
channels, identified as AES_OUT_1 to AES_OUT_8. Each self-clocking
output is available from the Imagestore HDTV over two wires using balanced
(differential) signals. Signal grounds are available for connection to cable
screens where required. The associated pin-out connections are given in the
table on page 207.
IS2 Mode AES output connector pin-out
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
24
AES_OUT_1 (+)
12
AES_OUT_1 (-)
25
GND
25
GND
10
AES_OUT_2 (+)
23
AES_OUT_2 (-)
11
GND
11
GND
21
AES_OUT_3 (+)
9
AES_OUT_3 (-)
22
GND
22
GND
7
AES_OUT_4 (+)
20
AES_OUT_4 (-)
8
GND
8
GND
Comment
PVW pair 1
PVW pair 2
PGM Pair 1
PGM Pair 2
AES IN (9:16)
The second AES output port is used to connect the next eight digital
AES/EBU output channels.
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Audio AES IN
Pin No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Signal Name
AES_IN_8+
Ground
AES_IN_7AES_IN_6+
Ground
AES_IN_5AES_IN_4+
Ground
AES_IN_3AES_IN_2+
Ground
AES_IN_1Ground
AES_IN_8AES_IN_7+
Ground
AES_IN_6AES_IN_5+
Ground
AES_IN_4AES_IN_3+
Ground
AES_IN_2AES_IN_1+
Ground
Connector type: 25 pin female D type
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Pin No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Signal Name
AES_OUT_8+
Ground
AES_OUT_7AES_OUT_6+
Ground
AES_OUT_5AES_OUT_4+
Ground
AES_OUT_3AES_OUT_2+
Ground
AES_OUT_1Ground
AES_OUT_8AES_OUT_7+
Ground
AES_OUT_6AES_OUT_5+
Ground
AES_OUT_4AES_OUT_3+
Ground
AES_OUT_2AES_OUT_1+
Ground
Connector type: 25 pin male D type
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The previous diagram shows the positions of the optional video and audio
input boards and the video relay bypass board.
To add or replace a plug in circuit board first switch the unit off by removing
both IEC mains leads and remove any cabling necessary for access.
To remove a blanking panel undo the 2 off M3 retaining screw positioned top
and bottom.
Observing anti-static handling procedures carefully position the board into
the chassis between the upper and lower fixing rails, aligning the base of the
printed circuit board into the card guide. Gently push the board into the
chassis until the edge connector engages with the connector on the
motherboard, taking care not to damage components fitted to the board
against adjacent metalwork. Once engaged push firmly so the plate then fits
against the rails and the fixing holes align. Refit the M3 fixing screws.
Refit cabling then apply mains.
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Support
Product Support
Miranda Technologies’ support desk exists to provide timely help and advice
to users and telephone support is available for the entire life of the product.
The support desk may be contacted at any of the following locations.
Americas
Telephone (9:00am - 9:00pm EST)
+1-800-224-7882
techsupp@miranda.com
Asia
Telephone (9:30am - 5:30pm JST)
+81-3-5730-2987
asiatech@miranda.com
Europe, Middle East, Africa, UK
Telephone (10:00am - 7:00pm CET)
+44 (0) 1491 820222
eurotech@miranda.com
France (only)
Telephone (9:00am - 6:00pm CET)
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 55 86 87 88
francetech@miranda.com
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Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs
Miranda Technologies Ltd provides all products that are sold new with a twoyear, return-to-base warranty. Products that are purchased as “ex-demo” may
have a limited warranty and reference should be made the original
acknowledgement of order or the Product Certificate for warranty details.
A repair service for warranty and non-warranty products provides a typical
turnaround time of ten working days. The procedure for returning a unit to
Miranda Technologies Ltd is given later in this section.
Obsolescence
Obsolete products will be supported for a minimum of 3 years from the date
of obsolescence. Miranda Technologies Ltd will continue to provide support
beyond this period, but will not replenish service stock and is therefore
unable to guarantee the availability of every component used.
Upgrades
Software upgrades are regularly available as part of a continuing commitment
to product improvement. Most software upgrades can be performed remotely
and customers are kept informed of software and hardware upgrades via
Release Notes that are e-mailed to the nominated contact.
Hardware upgrading is normally carried out at Miranda Technologies Ltd’s
factory and involves full re-testing and QA checks. Refurbishment can also
be performed where required but these are not covered by the standard
warranty.
Service Visits
On-site assistance from an Miranda Technologies Ltd Field Service Engineer
will be provided assuming adequate notice is given. Service visits are
normally chargeable and are not covered by the standard warranty.
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Equipment Loans
A variety of loan agreements are possible and can be arranged with the
Engineering Support department through the helpdesk although it is not
always possible to fulfil loan requests at short notice.
Training
Customer training can be provided to match individual requirements.
Training can be carried out either at customer premises (preferred option) or
at Miranda Technologies Ltd’s facility in Oxfordshire where a dedicated
demonstration room is available.
Courses can be tailored for either technical or operational staff and these
courses can be ordered at the same time as the equipment or at any
subsequent time.
Web Page
Miranda Technologies Ltd’s web page can be found at www.miranda.com.
Returns Procedure
Should there be a need to return any Miranda Technologies Ltd product for
upgrade or repair, telephone the Helpdesk and request a "return number".
The helpdesk will ask for details of the return including the unit’s serial
number, reason for return and any fault information. Make sure that these
details are to hand when contacting the helpdesk.
Mark the “return number” clearly on any packaging as well as on the return
paperwork. Any subsequent correspondence should reference this “return
number”.
Transit Packaging
When returning equipment ensure that it is adequately packaged using good
quality materials. Particularly ensure that the unit is tightly packed within a
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strong carton (preferably the original) and avoid common polythene or
polystyrene chips, since the product may contain static sensitive devices.
Some components, such as hard drives, may be susceptible to damage by
physical shock and caution is required when removing the equipment from
racks.
Units received at Miranda Technologies Ltd with obvious damage, not
described on the accompanying documentation, or not notified to Miranda
Technologies Ltd by the customer, are assumed damaged in transit and this is
chargeable. Customers are strongly advised to insure the equipment against
damage in transit when returning it to Miranda Technologies Ltd. Should a
unit be received from Miranda Technologies Ltd in a damaged state (either
new or repaired), this should be reported to both the courier and Miranda
Technologies Ltd immediately.
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Imagestore Specifications
Imagestore Specifications
HD-SDI Inputs and Outputs
The Imagestore HDTV inputs accept serial HD-SDI video streams
conforming to the following standards:
♦
♦
♦
♦
1920 x 1080i/59.94 Hz
1920 x 1080i/50 Hz
1280 x 720/59.94 Hz
1280 x 720/50 Hz
SMPTE 274M 1998
SMPTE 274M 1998
SMPTE 296M 2001
SMPTE 296M 2001
through screened 75Ω BNC connectors. There is a Return Loss of < -15dB,
over the range 5MHz to 1500MHz. Each input circuit is provided with
automatic adaptive equalisation circuitry suitable for cable lengths of at least
80 metres (of Belden 8281 or equivalent coaxial cable).
Both HD-SDI outputs are to the same data structure and physical standard as
the inputs and provide output amplitudes of 800mV (± 10%).
Imagestore HDTV will delay the video path by no more than one line,
excluding any in-circuit DVE delay.
Power Requirements
Imagestore accepts power from a 110V or 230V, 60Hz or 50Hz, AC mains
supply. The mains supply input fuse is a T2A5 (2.5Amp Anti-surge) and
should always be replaced with a fuse of the same rating.
Interfaces
The Imagestore employs five types of control and image interfaces and a
summary of these is given in the following table.
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Interface Type
Description
RS422/RS232
Automation serial control interfaces.
Ethernet
Image Loading and Transfer (optional).
Panel
Serial Interface for Remote Control Panel.
GPI's
Nine GPI's with input and output macro editor.
Faders
Seven analogue fader inputs.
Mechanical
The unit is contained within a 2RU chassis with the following mechanical
specification.
Height:
88mm (3.46")
Width:
482mm (19") with mounting ears, 442mm (17.40") without ears.
Depth:
444mm(17.48") with rear connectors, 423mm (16.65") without
connectors.
Weight: 9.0kg (19.8lbs) minimum system, 1 PSU, single input card.
Cooling Forced air via internal fans
Environmental
Operating temp. 5°C - 40°C
Storage temp.
-10°C - 70°C
Humidity
20°C - 80°C non-condensing
An air-conditioned environment is recommended for
optimal performance and reliability.
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Glossary
Glossary
ADC
AES
BGnd
CGT
DAC
DSK
EAS
EBU
En/Dis
FDD
FG
FIFO
FTB
GPI
HD-SDI
HDTV
Hz
JPEG
LTC
Mb/s
MG
MHz
mV
NTSC
PAL
PCB
Analogue to Digital Converter
Audio Engineering Society
Background
Clip, Gain and Transparency
Digital to Analogue Converter
Down Stream Keyer
Emergency Alert System
European Broadcasting Union
Enable or Disable
Floppy Disk Drive
Foreground
First-In-First-Out (a data buffer)
Fade to Black
General Purpose Interface
High Definition Serial Digital Interface (SMPTE 292M)
High Definition Television
Hertz (cycles per second)
Joint Photographic Experts Group
Longitudinal Time Code
Megabits per second (106 bits per second)
Midground
Megahertz (106 cycles per second)
Millivolt (10-3 volt)
Nation Television Standards Committee
Colour TV system used in;
USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan
Phase Alternate Line
Printed Circuit Board
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Glossary
PGM
PIN
PLL
PST
PVW
RCP
RS422/232
SDI
SMPTE
TARGA
VFD
VITC
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Programme
Personal Identification Number
Phase Locked Loop
Preset
Preview
Remote Control Panel
Types of serial data communication standards
Serial Digital Interface
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Image-file format developed by Truevision Inc.
Vacuum Florescent Display
Vertical Interval Time Code
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Standard Mixfiles
Introduction
A set of mixfiles are now provided as standard with the Imagestore software
and are stored in /etc/mixes. Customised mixfiles may also be added to the
Imagestore via the front panel, and these are stored in /home/mixes. The
preferred mixfile can be selected via the front panel (see page 96) and this
will configure the audio engine the next time the Imagestore is restarted.
Audio functionality can be controlled via automation commands. A small set
of commands are used within this appendix. Please refer to the Oxtel
Automation Protocol document for more detail of these commands, or
contact Oxtel Support for further information.
The following list gives a brief description of each of the standard mixfiles.
Mixfiles with the string “eply” in the file name are designed to work with the
Easyplay sound clip playout system and will only be available for use on
units that have the Easyplay licence installed.
Mixfile Name
Description
is23.mix
One group of AB mixing with group
selection (including AES)
Dual AES voice-overs
Embedded and AES output
is23eply.mix
One group of AB mixing with group
selection (including AES)
Single AES voice-overs + Easyplay
Embedded and AES output
16chn_pass.mix
16 channel embedded pass-through
16chn_AES_pass.mix
16 channel AES pass-through
16chn_AB.mix
16 channel embedded AB mixing
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Dual AES voice overs
Embedded output
16chn_AB_eply.mix
16 channel embedded AB mixing
Single AES voice over + Easyplay
Embedded output
5.1_dualVO.mix
5.1 surround embedded AB mixing
Dual AES voice overs
Embedded output
5.1_VO_eply.mix
5.1 surround embedded AB mixing
Single AES voice over + Easyplay
Embedded output
5.1_AES_dualVO.mix
5.1 surround AES AB mixing
Dual AES voice overs
AES output
5.1_AES_VO_eply.mix
5.1 surround AES AB mixing
Single AES voice over + Easyplay
AES output
5.1_IntuitionVO.mix
5.1 surround embedded AB mixing
6 channel AES voice over (Intuition+)
Embedded output
7.1_dualVO.mix
7.1 surround embedded AB mixing
Dual AES voice overs
Embedded output
7.1_VO_eply.mix
7.1 surround embedded AB mixing
Single AES voice over + Easyplay
Embedded output
7.1_AES_eply.mix
7.1 surround AES AB mixing
Easyplay (no AES VO)
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AES output
7.1_IntuitionVO.mix
7.1 surround embedded AB mixing
8 channel AES voice over (Intuition+)
Embedded output
test_eply.mix
Play currently selected Easyplay file on all
embedded and AES channels
testtone_all.mix
Play in-built test tone on all embedded and
AES channels
is23.mix
is23eply.mix
16chn_emb_pass.mix
16chn_AES_pass.mix
16chn_AB.mix
16chn_AB_eply.mix
5.1_dualVO.mix
5.1_VO_eply.mix
5.1_AES_dualVO.mix
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A Video
AES 1–2
A Video
AES 1–2
A Video
AES 1–8
A Video
A Video
A Video
A Video
AES 1–3
4
4
16
16
16
16
6
6
6
B Video
AES 5–6
B Video
AES 5–6
Not Used
Not Used
B Video
B Video
B Video
B Video
AES 4–6
B Input # Channels
B Input Physical
A Input # Channels
A Input Physical
Mixfile Name
To view the contents of each mixfile, log into the Imagestore web server by
typing the IP address of the Imagestore in a web browser connected on the
same subnet.
The following table summarises input assignments for each mixfile. Please
see page 209 for AES input pin assignments.
4
4
16
16
6
6
6
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5.1_AES_VO_eply.mix
5.1_IntuitionVO.mix
7.1_dualVO.mix
7.1_VO_eply.mix
7.1_AES_eply.mix
AES 1–3
A Video
A Video
A Video
AES 1–4
6
6
8
8
8
AES 4–6
B Video
B Video
B Video
AES 5–8
6
6
8
8
8
16chn_emb_pass.mix
16chn_AES_pass.mix
16chn_AB.mix
16chn_AB_eply.mix
0
0
2
1
No
No
No
Yes
5.1_dualVO.mix
5.1_VO_eply.mix
2
1
No
Yes
5.1_AES_dualVO.mix
5.1_AES_VO_eply.mix
2
1
No
Yes
5.1_IntuitionVO.mix
7.1_dualVO.mix
7.1_VO_eply.mix
1
2
1
No
No
Yes
7.1_AES_eply.mix
0
Yes
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AES 3
Used for
Easyplay
Not Used
Not Used
AES 1–4
Used for
Easyplay
AES 1
Used for
Easyplay
AES 7
Used for
Easyplay
AES 1–3
AES 1
Used for
Easyplay
Used for
Easyplay
VO 2 # Channels
No
Yes
VO 2 Physical
Easyplay
2
1
VO 1 # Channels
Num Voice Overs
is23.mix
is23eply.mix
VO 1 Physical
Mixfile Name
The following table summarises voice-over assignments for each mixfile:
2
2
AES 4
AES 4
2
2
8
8
Not Used
Not Used
AES 5–8
AES 5–8
8
8
2
6
AES 2
AES 1
2
2
2
6
AES 8
AES 7
2
2
6
2
8
Not Used
AES 2
AES 1
2
2
Not Used
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is23.mix
is23eply.mix
16chn_emb_pass.mix
16chn_AES_pass.mix
16chn_AB.mix
16chn_AB_eply.mix
5.1_dualVO.mix
5.1_VO_eply.mix
5.1_AES_dualVO.mix
5.1_AES_VO_eply.mix
5.1_IntuitionVO.mix
7.1_dualVO.mix
7.1_VO_eply.mix
7.1_AES_eply.mix
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PGM Video
AES 3-4
PGM Video
AES 3-4
PGM Video
AES 1-8
PGM Video
PGM Video
PGM Video
PGM Video
PGM Video
AES 1-3
PGM Video
AES 1-3
PGM Video
PGM Video
PGM Video
PGM Video
AES 1-4
PGM Output # Channels
PGM Output Physical
Mixfile Name
The following table summarises output assignments for each mixfile. Please
see page 210 for AES output pin assignments.
4
4
16
16
16
16
6
6
6
6
6
8
8
8
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IS2/3 Emulation Mixfiles
is23.mix & is23eply.mix
For the IS2/3 emulation mixfiles, a ‘group’ refers to a collection of four
mono inputs. Mixing occurs between the group currently selected for
Program (PGM) and the group selected for Preset (PST). Further still,
selectable cross-points for each channel allow mapping of both groups for the
mix.
The operation of the IS2/3 emulation mixfiles remains unchanged compared
with earlier versions of the Imagestore software. However to improve
usability (especially as part of a PresMaster based Master Control
environment) the following features are now supported:
Program output meter tracking
Program output meters 5-8 track the master output level.
Voice-over preview meter tracking
Voice-over input previewing tracks the gain applied to the voice-over inputs
without the voice-over being on-air.
12 channel pass-through
Embedded audio on groups 2-4 passes through to output groups 2-4
regardless of which input group is active for the AB mix.
Group sensitive previewing
As the active group changes within the audio engine, the input previews track
to display the correct inputs.
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Due to the way these are implemented within the mixfile
interface these features only apply to is2/3 emulation mixfiles.
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Pass-through Mixfiles
These mixfiles are intended for use in situations where all audio is being
processed externally to the Imagestore. All 16 channels of audio within the
SDI stream are routed via the delay banks so that audio is synchronised with
video if the Imagestore is providing DVE effects. A separate delay bank is
used for each audio group.
16chn_pass.mix
This mixfile is designed for 16 channel embedded pass-through. It collects
audio from the A input and outputs it to program, preview and meters 1-16.
No gain modification, mutes, shuffles or any form of audio stream
manipulation is possible before audio is re-embedded to the output – (other
than the delay adjustment to synchronise with video DVE).
16chn_AES_pass.mix
This mixfile is designed for 16 channel AES pass-through. It collects audio
from AES inputs 1-8 and outputs it to AES outputs 1-8, preview (embedded)
and meters 1-16.
No gain modification, mutes, shuffles or any form of audio stream
manipulation is possible before audio is re-embedded to the output – (other
than the delay adjustment to synchronise with video DVE).
16 Channel AB Mixfiles
The 16 channel AB mixfiles offer the opportunity to perform full 16–16
audio mixes. All 16 channels are routed via the delay banks, thus allowing
for audio to be resynchronised with video if the Imagestore is providing DVE
effects. Variants are provided for dual voice over insertion or Easyplay
insertion.
The following preview modes are provided:
•
Mix preview
•
PST input preview
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• PGM input preview
All of these modes output audio to the preview output and meters 1-16.
No gain modification, mutes, shuffles or any form of audio stream
manipulation is possible before audio is re-embedded to the output – (other
than the delay adjustment to synchronise with video DVE).
16chn_AB.mix
This mixfile is designed for 16 channel embedded AB mixing, with dual AES
(8 channel) voice overs and embedded output. It collects embedded audio
from the A and B inputs for standard AB mixing. Dual voice over insertion
is possible on the first 8 channels of the AB mix.
Each voice-over control (i.e. VO 1 pair 1 and VO 2 pair 1) controls an 8
channel voice-over insertion onto the first 8 channels of the embedded
output. Both of these voice-overs source their audio from the AES inputs.
The physical voice-over inputs are as follows…
•
First voice-over (VO 1 Pair 1 channels 1-8) = AES inputs 1–4
•
Second voice-over (VO 2 Pair 1 channels 1-8) = AES inputs 5-8
Note
Please note that these voice-overs were selected to allow for dual
voice-over control in a PresMaster master control environment
16chn_AB_eply.mix
This mixfile is designed for 16 channel embedded AB mixing, with single
AES voice over plus Easyplay onto embedded output. It collects audio from
the A and B inputs for standard AB mixing. All 8 channels of Easyplay can
be inserted (on a one-to-one basis) onto the first 8 channels of the AB mix
output (controlled by the first voice over). External voice over insertion is
also possible on the first 8 channels of the AB mix using AES inputs
(controlled by the second voice over).
The physical voice-over inputs are as follows…
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5.1 Channel Mixfiles
Introduction
A set of related mixfiles are now provided to cater for 5.1 surround mixing
within the Imagestore audio engine. There are variations for AES and
embedded mixing, with Easyplay and/or external AES voice-over insertion.
All of the 5.1 mixfiles use the channel ordering presented below:
Stereo left
Stereo right
Centre
Surround left
Surround right
LF channel
Stereo left
Stereo right
Centre
Surround left
Surround right
LF channel
Mix Modes
To provide the maximum level of flexibility for 5.1 surround sound, three
common mix modes are provided for the Imagestore audio engine. These mix
modes allow a variety of common tasks to be performed by the dynamic
reconfiguration of the audio engine via the input select automation command,
substituting the “group” number with the mix mode number. The shuffles
required to tweak each mix mode can be triggered from a number of sources
including automation, the front panel, a PresMaster and GPI macros.
Please see page 232 for more detail.
Versatile Voice-over Shuffling
The majority of voice-overs in a surround-sound environment are performed
onto the stereo left, stereo right and centre outputs. To provide the maximum
level of flexibility for users, the voice-over shuffle matrix will allow free
mapping of each voice-over input onto the left, right and centre outputs.
These mixfiles have been designed to be as compatible as possible with the
PresMaster master control system. Easyplay versions of the 5.1 mixfiles offer
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voice-over control via VO2. Dual voice-over versions offer independently
controllable voice-overs on both VO1 and VO2. In addition to the PresMaster
control, the shuffles required to manipulate each of the voice-over effects can
be triggered from sources such as automation and GPI macros. The Easyplay
versions of the mixfiles allow six Easyplay channels to be inserted onto the
output of the AB mixer via voice-over 1.
Preview Modes and Metering
Preview modes enable monitoring of different stages of the audio stream
from input to final output. This monitoring can be audible (via the preview
output) and visual (via audio metering). Using the first two groups of the
preview output and meters 1-8, the 5.1 surround mixfiles offer the following
preview modes:
• Mix preview
• PST input preview
• PGM input preview
• VO1 mix / Easyplay preview
• VO2 mix preview
Delay Banks for DVE Compensation
As with all mixfiles for the Imagestore, delay banks are available to allow for
the propagation delay introduced by a DVE effect. As with other mixfiles,
each group of output channels is given its own delay bank of four channels.
Details about how to adjust these delays is provided in the Automation
Protocol Document available from the Miranda Technologies website.
10 Channel Pass-through
The remaining channels of embedded audio are passed through to allow for
other content (e.g. DolbyE streams and alternate languages) to be embedded
on the program output via the delay banks. It is also possible to route a copy
of the pass-through audio to the preview outputs by using preview mode 8.
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Preview mode 8 is not part of the standard preview modes but can
be activated (using the automation or GPI) with the ‘j6’ command:
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j608:
5.1 Mixfile Variants
The following variants of 5.1 surround mixfile ship as standard with the
Imagestore software. The names are as will appear on the front panel.
5.1_dualVO.mix
This mixfile is designed for 5.1 surround embedded AB mixing with dual
AES voice-over onto embedded output. It collects audio from the first 6
channels of the A and B inputs and mixes these to the program output,
incorporating dual voice-over insertion. Both voice-overs use the dual voiceover matrix described later in this document. Voice-over 1 is on AES input
pair 1 and voice-over 2 is sourced from AES input pair 2.
5.1_VO_eply.mix
This mixfile is designed for 5.1 surround embedded AB mixing with single
AES voice-over plus Easyplay onto embedded output. It collects audio from
the first six channels of the A and B inputs, and mixes these to the program
output. In addition six channels of Easyplay can be inserted on a one-to-one
basis onto the first six channels of the AB mix output, and this is controlled
by the first voice-over. External voice-over insertion is also possible on the
first six channels of the AB mix. This uses inputs from AES input pair 1 and
is controlled by the second voice-over.
5.1_AES_dualVO.mix
This mixfile is designed for 5.1 surround AES AB mixing with dual AES
voice-overs onto AES output. It collects audio from AES input pairs 1-3 for
the A input channels, and AES input pairs 4-6 for the B input channels. The
mixfile provides 5.1 AB mixing onto AES outputs 1-3. Both voice-overs use
the dual voice-over matrix described later in this document. Voice-over 1 is
on AES input pair 7, and voice-over 2 is sourced from AES input pair 8.
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5.1_AES_VO_eply.mix
This mixfile is designed for 5.1 surround AES AB mixing with single AES
voice-over and Easyplay onto AES output. It collects audio from AES input
pairs 1-3 for the A input channels, and AES input pairs 4-6 for the B input
channels. All 8 channels of Easyplay can be inserted on a one-to-one basis
onto the first 8 channels of the AB mix output, and this is controlled by the
first voice-over. External voice-over insertion is also possible on the first 8
channels of the AB mix, and this is controlled by voice-over 2 which sources
its inputs from AES input pair 7. The output of the AB mixing is routed to
AES outputs 1-3.
5.1_IntuitionVO.mix
This mixfile is designed for 5.1 surround embedded AB mixing with a single
6 channel voice-over insertion onto embedded output. It collects audio from
the first six channels of the A and B inputs, and mixes these to the program
output, incorporating a single 6-channel voice-over insertion. Physical inputs
for the voice-over are on AES inputs 1-3. The voice-over is specifically
tailored towards receiving audio input from an Intuition+.
5.1 Mix Modes
Mode 1: Standard 5.1 AB mix
In this mix mode the first 6 channels of each of the embedded inputs (or the
first 6 AES inputs) are mixed in a direct one-to-one relationship as shown on
page 229.
The four input and output bunches have been mapped to allow for
independent gain control and muting as follows…
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Stereo left
and right
Centre channel
Surround left
and right
LF channel
When using the group select command to change the active mode of this
mixfile all four inputs must be switched. Failure to do this will result in
undesired behaviour or silence. The automation commands required to set the
Imagestore to this mix mode are as follows:
PGM input:
PST input:
j01510:
j03510:
j01520:
j03520:
The ‘jg’ automation command should now be used to set up the default
shuffles in the matrix. Each command sets one crosspoint.
PGM input:
PST input:
Stereo left
and right
Centre channel
Surround left
and right
LF channel
Note:
jg101: jg112: jg124: jg138:
jg301: jg312: jg324: jg338:
X
X
X
X
The above diagram shows the only permitted shuffle
configuration for this mix mode.
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Mode 2: Left and Right Copy
In this mix mode any stereo input can be routed to any stereo output or to any
surround stereo output. The routing possibilities are shown below:
Stereo left
Stereo left
Stereo right
Stereo right
Surround left
Surround right
The four input and output bunches have been mapped to allow for
independent gain control and muting as follows:
Stereo left
input
Stereo right
input
Surround right output
Surround left output
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
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When using the group select command to change the active mode of this
mixfile all four inputs must be switched. Failure to do this will result in
undesired behaviour or silence. The automation commands required to set the
Imagestore to this mix mode are as follows:
PGM input:
PST input:
j01512:
j03512:
j01522:
j03522:
The ‘jg’ automation command should now be used to set up the shuffles in
the matrix. First it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any
undesired effects:
PGM input:
PST input:
jg100: jg110: jg120: jg130:
jg300: jg310: jg320: jg330:
Next the crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands set the
shuffle configuration for the diagram below, giving left to left, left to
surround left, right to right, and right to surround right.
PGM input:
PST input:
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jg305:
jg11a:
jg31a:
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Stereo right
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X
X
X
Surround right output
Surround left output
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
The following diagrams give examples of further shuffles that may be set up
within this mix mode:
•
left to left, right to right
•
left to right, left to surround right, right to left, right to surround left
•
left to all outputs (mono left)
•
right to all outputs (mono right)
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Stereo left
input
Stereo right
input
X
X
X
X
X
X
Surround right output
Surround left output
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
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Stereo left output
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Stereo right
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Surround left output
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
Surround right output
Surround left output
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
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Stereo right
input
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Stereo right
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Mode 3: Left, Right and Centre Copy
In this mix mode any stereo input can be routed to any stereo output or to the
centre output channel. An example use-case for this facility is during
advertising breaks when the left and right audio needs to be summed onto the
centre channel. The routing possibilities are shown below.
Stereo left
Stereo left
Stereo right
Stereo right
Centre
The four input and output bunches have been mapped to allow for
independent gain control and muting as follows:
Stereo left
input
Stereo right
input
Centre channel
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
When using the group select command to change the active mode of this
mixfile all four inputs must be switched. Failure to do this will result in
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undesired behaviour or silence. The automation commands required to set the
Imagestore to this mix mode are as follows:
PGM input:
PST input:
j01514
j03514:
j01524:
j03524:
The ‘jg’ automation command should now be used to set up the shuffles in
the matrix. First it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any
undesired effects:
PGM input:
PST input:
jg100: jg110: jg120: jg130:
jg300: jg310: jg320: jg330:
Next the crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands set the
shuffle configuration for the diagram below, giving left to left, left to centre,
right to right, and right to centre.
PGM input:
PST input:
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jg305:
jg116:
jg316:
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X X
Stereo left output
Stereo right output
Centre channel
X
Stereo left
input
Stereo right
input
The following diagrams give examples of further shuffles that may be set up
within this mix mode:
•
left to left, left to right, left to centre (mono left)
•
right to left, right to right, right to centre (mono right)
Stereo left
input
Stereo right
input
X X X
Centre channel
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
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Centre channel
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
5.1 Mixfile Voice-over Topology and Operation
The 5.1 mixfiles use a consistent voice over topology to enable easy control
of both Easyplay and external VO insertion. However, there is an important
distinction between configurations for dual external VO, Easyplay with
single external VO, and 6-channel external VO (Intuition+) insertion which
are presented below. The physical inputs used for each of the variants are
detailed on page 229. The depiction of the audio matrix used here is in-line
with that presented for VO control in the PresMaster GUI because they are
designed to be compatible with this system.
Dual External Voice-overs
The possible mapping schemes of inputs for VO1 and VO2 are shown in the
two following diagrams:
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VO1 left
Stereo left
VO1 right
Stereo right
VO1
VO2 left
Centre
Stereo left
VO2 right
Stereo right
VO2
Centre
A small selection of possible shuffle possibilities are presented below:
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left to left, left to centre, right to right, right to centre (VO1 & VO2)
•
left to left, left to right, left to centre (VO1), right to left, right to
right, right to centre (VO2)
•
left to left, right to right (VO1), left to centre, right to centre (VO2)
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X X
X X
X X
X X X
X X X
Centre channel
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
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VO1 left
input
VO1 right
input
VO2 left
input
VO2 right
input
Stereo right output
X
Stereo left output
VO1 left
input
VO1 right
input
VO2 left
input
VO2 right
input
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VO1 left
input
VO1 right
input
VO2 left
input
VO2 right
input
X
X
X
Centre channel
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
Voice-over shuffles are easily configurable via automation, GPI or the
PresMaster GUI. Below is an example of setting a VO shuffle via
automation:
First it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any undesired
effects.
jg200: jg210: jg220: jg230:
Next the crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands set the
shuffle configuration shown in the previous diagram.
jg201: jg212: jg224: jg234:
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Easyplay and External Voice-over
The shuffles for VO1 (in the dual external voice-over case) are now replaced
by Easyplay. However, the one remaining external voice-over uses an
identical mapping to that described for VO2 in the preceding section.
The mapping of Easyplay channels to outputs is shown below:
Easyplay channel 1
Easyplay channel 2
Easyplay channel 3
Easyplay channel 4
Easyplay channel 5
Easyplay channel 6
Stereo left
Stereo right
Centre
Surround left
Surround right
LF channel
The input bunch mapping is as follows:
Play channels
1, 3, 5
Play channels
2, 4, 6
Play channels 5, 6
Play channels 3, 4
Play channels 1, 2
Note that six crosspoints in the VO1 portion of the matrix are used to
enable/disable each Easyplay channel. The cross-points required to activate
all Easyplay channels are shown below:
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1, 3, 5
Play channels
2, 4, 6
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XX X
Play channels 5, 6
Play channels 3, 4
Play channels 1, 2
Examples of different Easyplay configurations are shown in the following
diagrams:
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Easyplay left, right, LF (channels 1, 2, 6)
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Easyplay centre, surround left, surround right (channels 2, 4, 5)
Play channels
1, 3, 5
Play channels
2, 4, 6
X
X
Play channels 5, 6
Play channels 3, 4
Play channels 1, 2
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X
Play channels
1, 3, 5
Play channels
2, 4, 6
Play channels 5, 6
Play channels 3, 4
Play channels 1, 2
Following is an example of setting an Easyplay shuffle via automation. First
it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any undesired effects.
jg200:
jg210:
Next the crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands set the
shuffle configuration shown in the previous diagram.
jg206:
jg212:
The external voiceover uses a different mapping:
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VO2 left
input
VO2 right
input
Centre channel
Stereo right output
Stereo left output
An example shuffle for the mapping above is illustrated below, giving left to
left, right to right, left and right summed to centre.
X
X X
Stereo left output
Stereo right output
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X
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For other examples of VO2 shuffles please refer to the previous
section. The physical inputs used for this voice-over vary depending
on which mixfile variant is in use. See page 229 for more details
Note
Following is an example of setting the shuffle for the external voice-over via
automation. First it is prudent to clear any existing (VO2) shuffles taking care
not to accidentally disable the shuffles that modify Easyplay.
jg220:
jg230:
Next the default crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands
set the shuffle configuration shown in the previous diagram.
jg225:
jg236:
6-channel External Voice-over (Intuition+)
This option allows for 5.1 surround external voice-over insertion. This is
particularly tailored towards receiving audio input from an Intuition+.
The topology for control of the 6-channel voice-over (VO1) is similar to that
used for Easyplay mixfile variants, with control possible on a per-channel
basis. Due to lack of physical inputs, there is no second external voice-over
(VO2) in this mode.
The mapping of external AES channels is shown below:
Clips channel 1
Clips channel 2
Clips channel 3
Clips channel 4
Clips channel 5
Clips channel 6
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The input bunch mapping is as follows:
3
5
2
4
6
Centre , Surround Left
Surround Right, LFE channel
Clips channels 2,4,6
1
Stereo Left, Stereo Right
Clips channels 1,3,5
Note that six crosspoints in the VO1 portion of the matrix are used to
enable/disable each external channel. The cross-points required to activate all
Easyplay channels are shown below:
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Clips channels 2,4,6
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XX X
Surround Right, LFE channel
Centre , Surround Left
Stereo Left, Stereo Right
Since an Intuition template can control each audio channel input, it is likely
that all six channels will set active for the majority of the time.
Following is an example of setting the shuffle for the external voice-over via
automation. First it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any
undesired effects.
jg200:
jg210:
jg220:
jg230:
Next the default crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands
set the shuffle configuration shown in the previous diagram.
jg207:
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It is not recommended to use VO preset level unless this is desired
globally for the VO. This is because each input bunch to the voiceover is used to represent three input channels, whereas each output
bunch is used to represent two channels.
7.1 Channel Mixfiles
Introduction
A set of related mixfiles are now provided to cater for 7.1 surround mixing
within the Imagestore audio engine. There are variations for AES and
embedded mixing, with Easyplay and/or external AES voice-over insertion.
All of the 7.1 mixfiles use the channel ordering presented below:
Stereo left
Stereo right
Surround left
Surround right
Centre
Rear left
Rear right
LF channel
Stereo left
Stereo right
Surround left
Surround right
Centre
Rear left
Rear right
LF channel
It is worth noting that the AES variant of the 7.1 mixfiles does not offer dual
voice-overs. This is due to the physical limitation of AES input channels.
Mix Modes
To provide the maximum level of flexibility for 7.1 surround sound, three
common mix modes are provided for the Imagestore audio engine. These mix
modes allow a variety of common tasks to be performed by the dynamic
reconfiguration of the audio engine via the input select automation command,
substitiuting the group number with the mix mode number. The shuffles
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required to tweak each mix mode can be triggered from a number of sources
including automation, the front panel, a PresMaster and GPI macros.
Please see page 256 for more details.
Versatile Voice-over Shuffling
The voice-over shuffling for 7.1 surround mixfiles operates in the same way
as the voice-over shuffling for 5.1 surround mixfiles (see page 229). The only
difference occurs with Easyplay mixfile variants since it is possible to toggle
all eight channels of Easyplay.
Preview Modes and Metering
Preview modes enable monitoring of different stages of the audio stream
from input to final output. This monitoring can be audible (via the preview
output) and visual (via audio metering). Using the first two groups of the
preview output and meters 1-8, the 7.1 surround mixfiles offer the same
previewing modes as the 5.1 surround mixfiles…
• Mix preview
• PST input preview
• PGM input preview
• VO 1 mix / Easyplay preview
• VO 2 mix preview
Delay Banks for DVE Compensation
As with all mixfiles for the Imagestore, delay banks are available to allow for
the propagation delay introduced by a DVE effect. As with other mixfiles,
each group of output channels is given its own delay bank of four channels.
Details about how to adjust these delays is provided in the Automation
Protocol Document available from the Miranda Technologies website.
8 Channel Pass-through
The remaining channels of embedded audio are passed through to allow for
other content (e.g. DolbyE streams and alternate languages) to be embedded
on the program output via the delay banks. It is also possible to route a copy
of the pass-through audio to the preview outputs by using preview mode 8.
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Preview mode 8 is not part of the standard preview modes but can
be activated (using the automation or GPI) with the ‘j6’ command:
j608:
7.1 Mixfile Variants
The following variants of 7.1 surround mixfile ship as standard with the
Imagestore software. The names are as will appear on the front panel.
7.1_dualVO.mix
This mixfile is designed for 7.1 surround embedded AB mixing with dual
AES voice-over onto embedded output. It collects audio from the first 8
channels of the A and B inputs and mixes these to the program output,
incorporating dual voice-over insertion. Both voice-overs use the dual voiceover matrix described later in this document. Voice-over 1 is on AES input
pair 1 and voice-over 2 is sourced from AES input pair 2.
7.1_VO_eply.mix
This mixfile is designed for 7.1 surround embedded AB mixing with single
AES voice-over plus Easyplay onto embedded output. It collects audio from
the first eight channels of the A and B inputs, and mixes these to the program
output. In addition eight channels of Easyplay can be inserted on a one-toone basis onto the first eight channels of the AB mix output, and this is
controlled by the first voice-over. External voice-over insertion is also
possible on the first eight channels of the AB mix. This uses inputs from AES
input pair 1 and is controlled by the second voice-over.
7.1_ AES_eply.mix
This mixfile is designed for 7.1 surround AES AB mixing with single
Easyplay (no AES voice-over) onto AES output. It collects audio from AES
input pairs 1-4 for the A input channels, AES input pairs 5-8 for the B input
channels. All eight channels of Easyplay can be inserted on a one-to-one
basis onto the first eight channels of the AB mix output, and this is controlled
by the first voice-over. External voice-over insertion is not possible since all
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AES inputs are used for the A and B inputs. The output of the AB mixing is
routed to AES outputs 1-4.
7.1_IntuitionVO.mix
This mixfile is designed for 7.1 surround embedded AB mixing with a single
8 channel voice-over insertion onto embedded output. It collects audio from
the first eight channels of the A and B inputs, and mixes these to the program
output, incorporating a single 8-channel voice-over insertion. Physical inputs
for the voice-over are on AES inputs 1-4. The voice-over is specifically
tailored towards receiving audio input from an Intuition+.
7.1 Mixfile Modes
Mode 1: Standard 7.1 AB mix
In this mix mode the first 8 channels of each of the embedded inputs (or the
first 8 AES inputs) are mixed in a direct one-to-one relationship as shown on
page 253.
The four input and output bunches have been mapped to allow for
independent gain control and muting as follows…
Stereo Left & Right
Surround Left & Right
and Rear Left & Right
Centre channel
LF channel
When using the group select command to change the active mode of this
mixfile all four inputs must be switched. Failure to do this will result in
undesired behaviour or silence. The automation commands required to set the
Imagestore to this mix mode are as follows…
PGM input:
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j03510:
j03520:
The ‘jg’ automation command should now be used to set up the default
shuffles in the matrix. Each command sets one crosspoint.
PGM input:
PST input:
jg101: jg112: jg124: jg138:
jg301: jg312: jg324: jg338:
Stereo Left & Right
Surround Left & Right
and Rear Left & Right
X
X
Centre channel
LF channel
Note:
X
X
The above diagram shows the only permitted shuffle
configuration for this mix mode.
Mode 2: AB Mix Left and Right Copy
In this mix mode any stereo input can to be routed to any stereo output or to
any surround stereo output. This is functionally identical to 5.1 surround mix
mode 2. Please refer to page 234 for further details.
Mode 3: Left, Right and Centre Mix
In this mix mode any stereo input can be routed to any stereo output or to the
centre output channel. This is functionally identical to 5.1 surround mix
mode 2. Please refer to page 239 for further details.
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7.1 Mixfile Voice-over Topology and Operation
The 7.1 mixfiles use a consistent voice over topology to enable easy control
of both Easyplay and external VO insertion. However, there is an important
distinction between configurations for dual external VO, Easyplay with
single external VO, and 8-channel external VO (Intuition+) insertion. The
physical inputs used for each of the variants are detailed on page 253. The
depiction of the audio matrix used here is in-line with that presented for VO
control in the PresMaster GUI because they are designed to be compatible
with this system.
Dual External Voice-over
The dual external voice-over mapping is identical to the 5.1 surround
equivalent. For full details please refer to page 242.
Easyplay and External Voice-over
The shuffles for VO1 (in the dual external voice-over case) are now replaced
by Easyplay. However, the external voice-over uses an identical mapping to
that described for VO2 in the preceding section.
The mapping of Easyplay channels to outputs is shown below:
Easyplay channel 1
Easyplay channel 2
Easyplay channel 3
Easyplay channel 4
Easyplay channel 5
Easyplay channel 6
Easyplay channel 7
Easyplay channel 8
Stereo left
Stereo right
Surround left
Surround right
Centre
Rear left
Rear right
LF channel
The input bunch mapping is as follows:
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Play channels
1, 3, 5, 7
Play channels
2, 4, 6, 8
Play channels 7,8
Play channels 5, 6
Play channels 3, 4
Play channels 1, 2
Note that eight crosspoints in the VO1 portion of the matrix are used to
enable/disable each Easyplay channel. The cross-points required to activate
all Easyplay channels are shown below.
Play channels
1, 3, 5, 7
Play channels
2, 4, 6, 8
X X X X
XX X X
Play channels 7,8
Play channels 5, 6
Play channels 3, 4
Play channels 1, 2
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Following is an example of setting an Easyplay shuffle via automation. First
it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any undesired effects.
jg200:
jg210:
Next the crosspoints in the matrix need to be set. The following commands
set the shuffle configuration shown in the previous diagram.
jg20f:
jg21f:
8-channel External Voice-over (Intuition+)
This option allows for 7.1 surround external voice-over insertion. This is
particularly tailored towards receiving audio input from an Intuition+.
The topology for control of the 6-channel voice-over (VO1) is similar to that
used for Easyplay mixfile variants, with control possible on a per-channel
basis. Due to lack of physical inputs, there is no second external voice-over
(VO2) in this mode.
The mapping of external AES channels is shown below:
Clips channel 1
Clips channel 2
Clips channel 3
Clips channel 4
Clips channel 5
Clips channel 6
Clips channel 7
Clips channel 8
Stereo left
Stereo right
Surround left
Surround right
Centre
Rear left
Rear right
LF channel
The input bunch mapping is as follows:
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5
7
2
4
6
8
Surround Left, surround Right
Centre, Rear Left
Rear Right, LFE channel
Clips channels 2,4,6,8
1
Stereo Left, Stereo Right
Clips channels 1,3,5,7
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Note that eight crosspoints in the VO1 portion of the matrix are used to
enable/disable each external channel. The cross-points required to activate all
Easyplay channels are shown below:
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7
5 X
X1 X
X2 X4 X6 X8
Rear Right, LFE channel
Centre, Rear Left
Surround Left, surround Right
Stereo Left, Stereo Right
Since an Intuition template can control each audio channel input, it is likely
that all eight channels will set active for the majority of the time.
Following is an example of setting the shuffle for the external voice-over via
automation. First it is prudent to clear any existing shuffles to prevent any
undesired effects.
jg200:
jg210:
jg220:
jg230:
Next the default crosspoints in the matrix are set. The following commands
set the shuffle configuration shown in the previous diagram.
jg20f:
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It is not recommended to use VO preset level unless this is desired
globally for the VO. This is because each input bunch to the voiceover is used to represent four input channels, whereas each output
bunch is used to represent two channels.
Test Mixfiles
The test mixfiles are useful during audio trouble-shooting and system
configuration. They should not be used when on-air.
test_eply.mix
This mixfile is designed to play the current Easyplay file out of the first eight
channels of embedded program outputs, preview outputs, and AES channels.
testtone_all.mix
This mixfile is designed to emit a 1 kHz sine wave onto all possible output
channels (program, preview and AES). There is no input source for this
mixfile.
Please note that the testtone will play out at 0 dBFS (+18 dBu) which is
considerably louder than normal program levels. To avoid damage to
loudspeakers it is advised to back them off a little before using this mixfile.
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Software Update
This software update procedure requires two files: a ZIP file (ishd-updatev6.zip) and a CPIO archive (ishd-1.13.6.cpio). The ZIP file will be used to
create a bootable floppy disk containing the HTTP server, and the CPIO
archive will provide the software update when the Imagestore is booted from
the floppy disk.
Create Bootable Floppy from Update ZIP File
This ZIP file is used to create a bootable floppy that contains a HTTP server.
There are two methods for creating this dependent upon the version of
software that is currently running on the Imagestore:
1. Updating from v1.11.x (or earlier) via front panel
•
Extract the contents of the ZIP file onto a blank formatted floppy.
•
Insert the floppy into the Imagestore HDTV
•
From the fonrt panel select the following menu:
Setup » System Setup » Update Software
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When the VFD displays Media Inserted? insert the floppy disk and
press ENTER.
•
When the VFD displays Media Removed? remove the floppy disk
and press ENTER.
•
You now have a bootable floppy disk
•
Proceed to the Update Software with CPIO Archive procedure.
2. Updating from v1.13.x (or later) via web page
•
Insert a blank floppy into the Imagestore HDTV
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From a networked PC (on the same subnet as the Imagestore), open
a web browser and type in the IP address of the Imagestore
•
Log into the Imagestore web page with the web administrator
password (default “miranda”).
•
Go to the ‘Create Update Media’ section of the web page and click
‘Browse’.
•
Select the update ZIP file from the ‘Choose File’ dialog
•
Tick the ‘Media Inserted’ checkbox and click ‘Create’
•
Monitor the progress on the Imagestore front panel until it shows
“DONE! Press Any Key”
•
You now have a bootable floppy disk
•
Proceed with the Update Software with CPIO Archive procedure.
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Update Software with CPIO Archive
The CPIO archive file is uploaded to a networked PC and will be used to
upgrade the connected Imagestore HDTV when it is booted off the floppy
disk created in the previous section.
•
Insert the bootable floppy disk and power up the Imagestore HDTV.
•
Wait for the VFD to display its IP Address number
"Visit HTTP Server at XX.XX.XX.XXX".
•
From the networked PC that contains the CPIO file open a web
browser, Microsoft Explorer or similar, and in the address banner,
below the icon tool bar, type in the IP address of the Imagestore to
be upgraded. Please note that it may be necessary to clear the
browser cache.
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Click on the Browse button and select the CPIO file.
•
Click on Update.
•
After the software has installed remove the floppy disk and power
cycle the Imagestore HDTV.
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(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
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1 (2) (3)
1 (2) 3
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(1) (2) (3)
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
1 (2) (3)
(1) (2) (3)
1
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(1) 2
3
1 (2) 3
1
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(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
(1) 2
3
1 (2) (3)
1 (2) 3
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
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1 (2) (3)
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
1 (2) (3)
(1) (2) (3)
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1 (2) 3
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3
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
(1) 2
3
1 (2) (3)
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(1) (2) (3)
(1) (2) 3
(1) 2 (3)
1 (2) (3)
(1) (2) (3)
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3
Channel 3
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1 (2) 3
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2 (3)
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3
(1) (2) 3
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(1) 2
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Channel 4
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1 (2) 3
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2 (3) 4
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(1) 2 (3) 4
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(1) 2 (3) (4)
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Set Rates
Fade A/B
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GPI Out 1 Off
GPI Out 2 On
GPI Out 2 Off
GPI Out 3 On
GPI Out 3 Off
GPI Out 4 On
GPI Out 4 Off
GPI Out 5 On
GPI Out 5 Off
GPI Out 6 On
GPI Out 6 Off
GPI Out 7 On
GPI Out 7 Off
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Meters 9 to 12
Meters 13 to 16
Meters 1 and 2
Meters 3 and 4
Meters 5 and 6
Meters 7 and 8
Meters 9 and 10
Meters 11 and 12
Meters 13 and 14
Meters 15 and 16
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Fade-To-Black
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Delay Bank 2
Delay Bank 3
Delay Bank 4
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GPI In 2 Off
GPI In 3 On
GPI In 3 Off
GPI In 4 On
GPI In 4 Off
GPI In 5 On
GPI In 5 Off
GPI In 6 On
GPI In 6 Off
GPI In 7 On
GPI In 7 Off
GPI In 8 On
GPI In 8 Off
GPI In 9 On
GPI In 9 Off
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GPI Out 1 On
GPI Out 1 Off
GPI Out 2 On
GPI Out 2 Off
GPI Out 3 On
GPI Out 3 Off
GPI Out 4 On
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DSK 2 FTB
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Enable Control
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DSK 1 AnimPos
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Enable Pickup
FTS Level
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Enable Control
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VO1 Pr1 Level
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Configuration Load
Diagnostics Save
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System Information
View Licences
Set Time-of-Day
Self Tests
DSK 1
Image Border
Animation Fill
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EAS
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Severity 3
Logging
Errors Only
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PGM wrt SD/REF2
PGM wrt 1/A
Serial Comms Setup
RS232
Baud Rate
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Protocol
Automation
Presmaster
Easysound
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RS422 B
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9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Protocol
Automation
Presmaster
Easysound
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Timecode Options
Timecode Source
LTC
VITC
Timecode Status
Intuition Setup
Def Keyer Assign
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Enabled
Keyer Status
Keyer Status
Fill & Key Input
Fill-1/Key-1
Fill-2/Key-2
Hostname
IP Address
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Gateway Address
NTP Server
Time Zone
Console Blanking
Restart System
Factory Reset
Safe Shutdown
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Index
.oxa, 30, 32, 68, 120
.oxt, 30, 32, 68, 120
A Input, 7, 44, 45, 50, 75, 82
A/B Mix, 159
AB Mixer, 34, 38, 40, 47, 48, 49,
54, 55, 57, 72, 83, 84, 85, 115,
147, 164, 165
AES, 36, 37, 81, 82, 180, 181,
182, 206, 207, 209, 210, 219
Alphanumeric, 147
Animation, 68, 70, 103, 104, 124,
129, 130, 270, 271, 279
Applying Power, 31
Audio, 9, 36, 37, 38, 74, 82, 83,
84, 90, 94, 95, 97, 159, 169,
206, 219
Automation, 6, 34, 134, 138, 139,
185, 218
AVF, 159, 160, 161
B Input, 46, 47, 50, 75, 82
Baud, 133, 134, 186
Bugclock, 35, 36, 68, 70
Bypass, 29, 37, 53, 54, 204
CGT, 64, 156, 219
Clean, 67, 69, 130
Clip, 59, 61, 64, 116, 156, 219
Clock Builder, 35
colour field, 43
Comms, 35, 133, 138, 185
composited, 187
Configuration, 117, 119, 120, 121
Control, 34, 115, 118, 145, 218,
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49, 54, 61, 64, 65, 68, 69, 73,
88, 92, 97, 120, 127, 141, 143,
147
cut, 33, 34, 49, 69, 84, 93, 130,
164, 165, 166, 186
Cut, 48, 50, 59, 60, 64, 65, 67, 69,
74, 84, 165, 166, 167
CUT, 49, 60, 83
Day, 127, 128
Delay, 53, 55, 92, 95
Delays, 95, 97
Diagnostic, 121
DSK, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64,
65, 66, 67, 69, 71, 72, 93, 113,
114, 116, 129, 130, 131, 132,
148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154,
155, 156, 157, 164, 166, 167,
186, 219
Duck, 80, 81, 88
DVE, 35, 37, 38, 40, 53, 54, 55,
138, 217
EAS, 35, 37, 92, 93, 129, 132,
134, 138, 185, 186, 219
Easyplay, 36, 38, 81, 88, 89, 96,
167, 170, 171, 172, 181
Easysound, 36, 38, 81, 134, 138
Easytext, 30, 37, 38, 68, 70, 93,
120, 139, 185
Emergency, 35, 37, 38, 92, 93,
185, 219
Emergency Alert System, 35, 37,
38, 185, 219
Environmental, 218
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Erase, 119, 120
Ethernet, 30, 37, 38, 218
Fade, 40, 48, 50, 59, 60, 61, 65,
74, 80, 84, 85, 87, 95, 96, 148,
158, 165, 166, 167, 219
FADE, 49, 60, 84
Fader, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117,
118
Faders, 115, 204, 218
FIFO, 34, 137, 138, 219
Fill, 42, 44, 46, 57, 61, 62, 63, 66,
72, 129, 130, 150
FILL, 187
Follow, 95, 96
FTS, 160
gain, 33, 64, 82, 100, 204
Gain, 59, 61, 64, 116, 156, 173,
219
Gateway, 124, 135, 142
GMT, 126
GPI, 34, 35, 36, 90, 92, 98, 99,
100, 112, 113, 114, 117, 185,
199, 205, 218, 219, 275, 276,
277
Horizontal, 67, 68, 153
Hour, 128
Input, 58, 66, 71, 75, 86, 99, 125,
147, 150, 162, 165, 175, 177,
179, 180, 181, 202, 203, 204,
205
Inputs, 42, 98, 114, 116, 118, 150,
217
Intuition, 134, 135, 138, 139, 140,
187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192,
193, 280
IP Address, 122, 124, 135, 141,
142, 143
IS2 Emulation, 95
jitter, 136
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KBD, 200, 201
Key, 42, 43, 44, 46, 57, 59, 61,
62, 63, 66, 72, 93, 146, 150,
164, 167
KEY, 187
Keyer, 58, 59, 60, 61, 71, 102,
103, 135, 139, 140, 166, 189,
190, 191, 192, 193, 219, 270,
271, 280, 281
Keying, 61, 157
LAN, 201
LCD, 146, 148, 151, 159
licence codes, 121
Licences, 127
Load, 67, 68, 69, 81, 88, 119,
120, 121, 130, 151, 186
LTC, 35, 134, 139, 199, 202, 219
macro, 34, 92, 99, 100, 112, 205,
218
MCS, 6, 30, 35, 53, 89
MDS, 30, 33
Mechanical, 35, 37, 218
Mechanical Bypass, 35
memory, 33, 34, 37, 70, 93, 130,
186
Meters, 94, 95, 96
Min, 128
mix, 83, 95, 96, 97
Mix, 7, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 75,
83, 95, 96, 169
mix file, 9, 173
Mixer, 36, 38, 53, 113, 146, 148,
149, 164, 165, 167
Mixfile, 96
mixfiles, 86, 183
Month, 128
Mute, 162
Network Mask, 122, 124, 135,
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NTP, 124, 143
Operate, 7, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 53,
57, 58, 59, 66, 67, 71, 72, 74,
90, 92, 100
Operating System, 123
Options, 36, 38, 134, 139
PGM, 133, 136, 137, 181, 203,
204, 220
Phase, 162, 219, 220
Pickup, 115, 118
Play, 53, 54
Position, 67, 68, 152
Preset, 81, 88
Prev-, 163
Prev+, 163
Preview, 72, 75, 81, 82, 85, 178,
179, 182, 220
Program, 72, 75, 81, 82, 163, 181
PSU, 31, 37, 195, 202, 218
Rate, 34, 48, 50, 59, 60, 61, 65,
133, 134, 149, 164
Rates, 80, 84, 85, 87, 111, 186,
275
RCP, 145, 146, 198, 220
Reference, 133, 136
RGB, 42, 43
RS232, 35, 125, 133, 185, 198,
218
RS422, 35, 123, 125, 134, 197,
218, 220
RTC, 127
Sage ENDEC, 35, 185
Save, 67, 69, 119, 120, 121, 155,
186
SDI, 29, 36, 42, 43, 45, 47, 61,
136, 137, 138, 180, 181, 182,
203, 204, 217, 219, 220
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Self, 59, 61, 63, 129, 130, 157
Sequence, 32, 53, 54
Serial Number, 122, 123
Setup, 35, 38, 41, 67, 69, 94, 98,
115, 119, 122, 127, 128, 129,
132, 133, 138, 147, 185
Severity, 129, 131
Shuffles, 75, 86, 106, 272
Silence, 74, 75, 80, 85, 87, 160,
167
Slot, 122, 125, 180, 181
slots, 82, 211
SMPTE 274M 1998, 31, 217
SMPTE 292M, 31, 219
SMPTE 296M 2001, 31, 217
source, 173
Standard, 31, 34, 43, 133, 135
Store, 58, 67, 68, 71, 81, 88, 125,
130
Strap, 67, 70
Supply, 123, 126
System, 30, 33, 36, 37, 119, 121,
122, 133, 135, 143, 144, 185
Take, 164, 165, 166, 167
Targa, 34
Temp, 123, 125
template, 187
Tests, 129, 130, 132
TFT, 35, 134, 138, 185
Time, 123, 126, 127, 128, 219,
220
Timecode, 134, 135, 139
Timer, 67, 68, 70, 114
Timezone, 143, 281
Timing, 34, 137
Toggle, 74, 85
trans, 164, 165, 166
Trans, 59, 64, 116, 148, 159,
160, 161
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Transistion, 148
Transitions, 159, 164
Transparency, 61, 64, 156, 219
Unload, 66, 67, 69, 130, 135, 186
Vertical, 67, 68, 154, 220
VFD, 32, 34, 39, 40, 60, 84, 95,
96, 114, 118, 123, 127, 135,
139, 141, 142, 220
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VGA, 143, 200
VITC, 35, 135, 139, 202, 220
VO, 74, 85
Voice-over, 75, 87, 171
Voice-Over, 167
Voice-overs, 80, 87
XP, 171, 173
Year, 5, 128
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