CDP-100
Caption Distribution Packet Analyzer
User Manual
CDP-100 User Manual
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Ross Part Number: CDP100DR-004-03
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Release Date: May 3, 2012.
The information in this manual is subject to change without notice or obligation.
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Patents
This product is protected by the following US Patents: 4,205,346; 5,115,314; 5,280,346;
5,561,404; 7,304,886; 7,508,455; 7,602,446; 7,834,886; 7,914,332. This product is protected by
the following Canadian Patents: 2039277; 1237518; 1127289. Other patents pending.
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assumes no responsibility or liability for errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual.
Trademarks
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is a registered trademark of Ross Video Limited.
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Ross, ROSS, ROSS®, and MLE are registered trademarks of Ross Video Limited.
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openGear® is a regsitered trademark of Ross Video Limited.
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DashBoard Control System™ is a trademark of Ross Video Limited.
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Important Regulatory and Safety Notices to Service Personnel
Before using this product and nay associated equipment, refer to the “Important Safety
Instructions” listed below to avoid personnel injury and to prevent product damage.
Product may require specific equipment, and/or installation procedures to be carried out to satisfy
certain regulatory compliance requirements. Notices have been included in this publication to call
attention to these specific requirements.
Symbol Meanings
This symbol on the equipment refers you to important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions within the Product Manual Documentation. Failure to heed this information may
present a major risk of damage to persons or equipment.
Warning — The symbol with the word “Warning” within the equipment manual indicates a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in major or minor equipment
damage or a situation which could place the equipment in a non-compliant operating state.
ESD Susceptability — This symbol is used to alert the user that an electrical or electronic
device or assembly is susceptible to damage from an ESD event.
Important Safety Instructions
Caution — This product is inteded to be a component product of the DFR-8300 series
frame. Refer to the DFR-8300 Series Frame User Manual for important safety instructions
regarding the proper installation and safe operation of the frame as well as its component
products.
Warning — Certain parts of this equipment namely the power supply area still present a
safety hazard, with the power switch in the OFF position. To avoid electrical shock, disconnect
all A/C power cords from the chassis’ rear appliance connectors before servicing this area.
Warning — Service barriers within this product are intended to protect the operator and
service personnel from hazardous voltages. For continued safety, replace all barriers after any
servicing.
This product contains safety critical parts, which if incorrectly replaced may present a risk of
fire or electrical shock. Components contained with the product’s power supplies and power
supply area, are not intended to be customer serviced and should be returned to the factory for
repair. To reduce the risk of fire, replacement fuses must be the same time and rating. Only use
attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
EMC Notices
United States of America
FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class A Digital device,
pursant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own
expense.
Notice — Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Ross Video
Limited could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
CANADA
This Class “A” digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appariel numerique de la classe “A” est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
EUROPE
This equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
CE Directive 93/68/EEC.
INTERNATIONAL
This equipment has been tested to CISPR 22:1997 along with amendments A1:2000 and
A2:2002, and found to comply with the limits for a Class A Digital device.
Notice — This is a Class A product. In domestic environments, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may have to take adequate measures.
Maintenance/User Serviceable Parts
Routine maintenance to this openGear product is not required. This product contains no user
servicable parts. If the module does not appear to be working properly, please contact Technical
Support using the numbers listed under the “Contact Us” section on the last page of this manual.
All openGear products are covered by a generous 5-year warranty and will be repaired without
charge for materials or labor within this period. See the “Warranty and Repair Policy” section in
this manual for details.
Environmental Information
The equipment that you purchased required the extraction and use of natural
resources for its production. It may contain hazardous substances that could
impact health and the environment.
To avoid the potential release of those substances into the environment and to diminsh the need
for the extraction of natural resources, Ross Video encourages you to use the appropriate
take-back systems. These systems will reuse or recycle most of the materials from your
end-of-life equipment in an environmentally friendly and health conscious manner.
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol invites you to use these systems.
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your local or regional waste administration.
You can also contact Ross Video for more information on the environmental performance of our
products.
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Contents
Introduction
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Overview.............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Features.................................................................................................................. 1-2
Functional Block Diagram................................................................................................... 1-3
Documentation Terms and Conventions.............................................................................. 1-4
Installation
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Before You Begin ................................................................................................................ 2-2
Static Discharge..................................................................................................... 2-2
Unpacking.............................................................................................................. 2-2
Quick Start ........................................................................................................................... 2-3
Installing the CDP-100 ........................................................................................................ 2-4
Rear Modules for the CDP-100............................................................................. 2-4
Installing a Rear Module ....................................................................................... 2-4
Installing a CDP-100 ............................................................................................. 2-5
Cabling for the CDP-100 ..................................................................................................... 2-6
Rear Module Cabling ............................................................................................ 2-6
Connections Overview .......................................................................................... 2-6
Software Upgrades............................................................................................................... 2-8
User Controls
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Card Overview ..................................................................................................................... 3-2
Control and Monitoring Features......................................................................................... 3-3
Status and Selection LEDs on the CDP-100 ......................................................... 3-3
Configuration
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General Settings ................................................................................................................... 4-2
Capturing Data ..................................................................................................................... 4-3
Caption Display ................................................................................................................... 4-5
GPIO Assignments .............................................................................................................. 4-6
Selecting a Time Source ...................................................................................................... 4-7
Selecting a Time Source........................................................................................ 4-7
Using an NTP Server as the Time Source ............................................................. 4-8
Errors Levels........................................................................................................................ 4-9
Error Logs .......................................................................................................................... 4-10
Monitoring ......................................................................................................................... 4-11
Product Tab ......................................................................................................... 4-11
Status Tab ............................................................................................................ 4-11
Alarms Tab .......................................................................................................... 4-11
Understanding CDP Errors
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CDP Error Overview ........................................................................................................... 5-2
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Contents • i
Specifications
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Technical Specifications ...................................................................................................... 6-2
Service Information
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Troubleshooting Checklist ................................................................................................... 7-2
Reset Button........................................................................................................... 7-2
Warranty and Repair Policy ................................................................................................. 7-3
ii • Contents
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Overview
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Functional Block Diagram
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Documentation Terms and Conventions
A Word of Thanks
Congratulations on choosing an openGear CDP-100 Caption Distribution Packet Analyzer. Your
CDP-100 is part of a full line of Digital Products within the openGear Terminal Equipment
family of products, backed by Ross Video’s experience in engineering and design expertise since
1974.
You will be pleased at how easily your new CDP-100 fits into your overall working environment.
Equally pleasing is the product quality, reliability and functionality. Thank you for joining the
group of worldwide satisfied Ross Video customers!
Should you have a question pertaining to the installation or operation of your CDP-100, please
contact us at the numbers listed on the back cover of this manual. Our technical support staff is
always available for consultation, training, or service.
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Introduction • 1–1
Overview
The CDP-100 extracts and analyses the CDP caption content of a HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)
signal. It is designed to find all the errors which might cause problems with captions passing
through the broadcast chain to television receivers.The errors are clearly explained with the
explanation overlaid on the video and logged to a file. Time stamps are used to determine when
an error occurred and counters indicate how often the error occurred. Logged information may be
viewed or uploaded to a PC for manipulation in a database or spreadsheet. For deeper analysis,
errors may be captured in a binary file of CDPs, uploaded to the PC and viewed with the CDP
File Analyzer program.
Features
The following features make the CDP-100 the most ideal solution for detecting and identifying
errors in the captioning of a video source:
1–2 • Introduction
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CDP Errors are overlaid on the source video with easy to read text descriptions
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Caption channel text may be overlaid for a visual inspection
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Raw data capture with packet by packet analysis available via CDP File Analyzer
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Downloadable error log with easy to read, time stamped error descriptions
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Errors can drive GPIOs to trigger external devices, within one video frame time
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Individual errors can be set for severity and whether they should trigger errors or
warnings
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Reports status and configuration remotely via the DashBoard Control System™
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Fits openGear DFR-8300 series frames
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Functional Block Diagram
This section provides a functional block diagram that outlines the workflow of the CDP-100.
BYPASS
HD-SDI IN
EQUALIZE/
DESERIALIZE
OSD
MUX
HD-SDI OUT 1
SERIALIZE
HD-SDI MON OUT
ANALYZE
VANC
SERIALIZE
HD-SDI OUT 2
CPU
LTC IN
GPIOs
Figure 1.1 CDP-100 — Simplified Block Diagram
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Introduction • 1–3
Documentation Terms and Conventions
The following terms and conventions are used throughout this manual:
1–4 • Introduction
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“Board”, and “Card” refer to openGear terminal devices within openGear frames,
including all components and switches.
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“DashBoard” refers to the DashBoard Control System™.
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“DFR-8300 series frame” refers to all versions of the 10-slot (DFR-8310 series frame),
20-slot (DFR-8321 series frame), and any available options unless otherwise noted.
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“Frame” refers to DFR-8300 series frame that houses the CDP-100 card, as well as any
openGear frames.
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“GPIO” refers to General Purpose Input-Output DC signals used by one device to
control another.
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“Operator” and “User” refer to the person who uses CDP-100.
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“System” and “Video system” refer to the mix of interconnected production and terminal
equipment in your environment.
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The “Operating Tips” and “Note” boxes are used throughout this manual to provide
additional user information.
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Installation
In This Chapter
This chapter provides instructions for installing the CDP-100, installing the card into the frame,
cabling details, and updating the card software.
The following topics are discussed:
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Before You Begin
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Quick Start
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Installing the CDP-100
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Cabling for the CDP-100
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Software Upgrades
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Installation • 2–1
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the instructions in this chapter, ensure that your DFR-8300 series frame is
properly installed according to the instructions in the DFR-8300 Series User Manual.
Static Discharge
Throughout this chapter, please heed the following cautionary note:
ESD Susceptibility — Static discharge can cause serious damage to sensitive
semiconductor devices. Avoid handling circuit boards in high static environments such as
carpeted areas and when synthetic fiber clothing is worn. Always exercise proper grounding
precautions when working on circuit boards and related equipment.
Unpacking
Unpack each CDP-100 you received from the shipping container and ensure that all items are
included. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your sales representative or Ross Video
directly.
2–2 • Installation
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Quick Start
Assuming you have an openGear frame, an CDP-100 card and a rear module, the following steps
will allow you to start analyzing VANC captioning compliance with SMPTE 334-1 and 334-2:
1. Connect the frame to your LAN. Refer to the DFR-8300 Series Frames User Manual
and MFC-8300 Series User Manual for details.
2. Install DashBoard on a computer connected to the LAN. The DashBoard Control
System software and user manual is available from the Ross Video website.
3. Install the rear module in the frame, as described in the section “Installing a Rear
Module” on page 2-4.
4. Install a CDP-100 into the rear module as described in the section “Installing a
CDP-100” on page 2-5.
5. Connect an HD-SDI signal to the SDI IN BNC on the rear module of the CDP-100 as
described in the section “Cabling for the CDP-100” on page 2-6.
6. Launch the DashBoard client on your computer. It should automatically find your frame
within a minute or two.
7. Click the “+” next to the frame name to display a list of the cards in the frame.
8. Double-click the CDP-100 to be used for monitoring. A tab in the Device view for the
card is now displayed.
Example
At the top of the overlay screen there is a status bar with the following information:
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The video type is the left-most item.
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Caption Present indicates if the caption DID and SDID (61/01) is present in the
incoming signal and will be green for present or red for missing.
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Caption Status indicates the quality of the CDP packets.
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On the far right of the status bar is the CDP capture indicator. A green Cont indicates the
CDP-100 is currently capturing packets. A red Stop indicates the CDP-100 is not
currently capturing packets.
Directly underneath the status bar is a list of errors currently detected by CDP-100 in the
incoming video. If the error is persistent (present in every CDP) then the error message will stay
on the screen. Otherwise it will stay on the screen for five seconds and then be removed.
If caption display 1 and/or 2 have been selected, they will appear in the lower part of the screen
beneath the error conditions.
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Installation • 2–3
Installing the CDP-100
This section outlines how to install a rear module and a card in the DFR-8300 series frame. Refer
to the section “Cabling for the CDP-100” on page 2-6 for cabling details.
Rear Modules for the CDP-100
When installing the CDP-100:
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DFR-8310 series frames — The MDL-R10 Full Rear Module is required. The CDP-100
is not compatible with the DFR-8310-BNC frames.
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DFR-8321 series frames — The MDL-R20 Full Rear Module is required.
Installing a Rear Module
If the rear module is installed, proceed to the section “Installing a CDP-100” on page 2-5.
Use the following procedure to install a rear module in your DFR-8300 series frame:
1. Locate the card frame slots on the rear of the frame.
2. Remove the Blank Plate from the slot you have chosen for the CDP-100 installation.
3. Install the bottom of the Rear Module in the Module Seating Slot at the base of the
frame’s back plane. (Figure 2.1)
Screw Hole
Module Seating Slot
Figure 2.1 Rear Module Installation in a DFR-8300 Series Frame (CDP-100 not shown)
4. Align the top hole of the Rear Module with the screw on the top-edge of the frame back
plane.
5. Using a Phillips screwdriver and the supplied screw, fasten the Rear Module to the back
plane of the frame. Do not over tighten.
6. Ensure proper frame cooling and ventilation by having all rear frame slots covered with
Rear Modules or Blank Plates.
2–4 • Installation
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Installing a CDP-100
Use the following procedure to install the CDP-100 in a DFR-8300 series frame:
Notice — It is recommended to use a frame with the cooling fan option in all cases,
in order to allow all slots to be used without exceeding heat dissipation limits.
1. Locate the Rear Module you installed in the procedure “Installing a Rear Module” on
page 2-4.
2. Hold the CDP-100 by the edges and carefully align the card-edges with the slots in the
frame.
3. Fully insert the card into the frame until the rear connection plug is properly seated in
the Rear Module.
4. Verify whether your label is self-adhesive by checking the back of the label for a thin
wax sheet. You must remove this wax sheet before affixing the label.
5. Affix the supplied Rear Module Label to the BNC area of the Rear Module.
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Installation • 2–5
Cabling for the CDP-100
This section provides information for connecting cables to the installed rear modules on the
DFR-8300 series frames. Connect the input and output cables according to the following sections.
It is not necessary to terminate unused outputs.
Rear Module Cabling
This section provides cabling diagrams for the rear modules. The type of rear module depends on
the frame the card is installed in.
DFR-8310 Series Frames
In the DFR-8310 series frames, the CDP-100 is used with the MDL-R10. Each rear module
occupies one slot and accommodates one card. This rear module provides one HD-SDI input, one
LTC input, two HD-SDI outputs, one monitoring output, and bi-directional logic-level GPIOs.
(Figure 2.2)
DFR-8321 Series Frames
In the DFR-8321 series frames, the CDP-100 is used with the MDL-R20. Each rear module
occupies two slots and accommodates one card. This rear module provides one HD-SDI input,
one LTC input, two HD-SDI outputs, one monitoring output, and bi-directional logic-level
GPIOs. (Figure 2.3)
Card 1
HD-SDI
In
Card 2
1 2
Card 1
HD-SDI
MON Out
HD-SDI
In
Card 2
1 2
HD-SDI
MON Out
Not connected
4
HD-SDI
Out 1
3
GPIOs
HD-SDI
Out 1
5 6
LTC In
3
GPIOs
4 5
HD-SDI
Out 2
Figure 2.2 Cabling for the MDL-R10 Rear Module
LTC In
HD-SDI
Out 2
Figure 2.3 Cabling for the MDL-R20 Rear Module
Connections Overview
This section briefly outlines the types of connections available on the rear modules.
HD-SDI In — BNC 1
BNC 1 accepts a SMPTE 292M serial digital video signal. The CDP-100 requires this input in all
cases. The input signal is internally terminated in 75ohms when the CDP-100 is installed.
2–6 • Installation
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
HD-SDI Out 1 — BNC 3
BNC 3 carries the output of the CDP-100, with caption status displayed on-screen. When the
CDP-100 card is removed from its slot or the bypass switch is activated, the MDL-R20 rear
module bypasses BNC 1 to BNC 3 directly.
HD-SDI MON Out — BNC 2
BNC 2 carries an unswitched copy of the same signal that is output on BNC 3. When the
CDP-100 card is removed from its slot or the card is in bypass, this output is not driven.
LTC In — BNC 4 or BNC 5
BNC 4 (BNC 5 on the MDL-R10) accepts an LTC source which the CDP-100 can use as a time
source.
HD-SDI Out 2 — BNC 5 or BNC 6
BNC 5 (BNC 6 on the MDL-R10) carries a second output from the CDP-100. The overlay
ability is programmable under the Settings tab in DashBoard. Note that CDP-100 cards with
serial numbers less than 107469 do not have this output.
GPIOs
Eight bi-directional, logic-level GPIOs are available. Refer to Figure 2.4 for pinouts on the
MDL-R10 and Figure 2.5 for pinouts on the MDL-R20.
G
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Figure 2.4 GPIO Pinouts for the
MDL-R10 Rear Module
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
G
Figure 2.5 GPIO Pinouts for the
MDL-R20 Rear Module
Installation • 2–7
Software Upgrades
This section provides instructions for upgrading the software for your CDP-100 using the
DashBoard Control System™.
Use the following procedure to upgrade the software on a CDP-100:
1. Contact Ross Technical Support for the latest software version file.
2. Launch the DashBoard client on your computer.
3. Display a tab for the card you wish to upgrade by double-clicking its status indicator in
the Basic Tree View.
4. From the Device tab, click Upload to display the Select File for upload dialog box.
5. Navigate to the *.bin upload file you wish to upload.
6. Click Open and follow the on-screen instructions.
7. Click Finish to start the upgrade.
8. Monitor the upgrade.
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A Upload Status dialog enables you to monitor the upgrade process.
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The card reboots automatically once the file is uploaded. The card is temporarily
taken offline.
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The reboot process is complete once the status indicators for the Card State and
Connection return to their previous status.
Operating Tip — If you are running DashBoard version 2.3.0 or lower, you must
click Reboot in the Device tab to complete the upgrade process.
This completes the procedure for upgrading the software on a CDP-100.
Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems when upgrading your card software, verify the following:
2–8 • Installation
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Ethernet cable is properly connected if you are uploading the file via a network
connection.
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The file you are attempting to load is a *.bin file that is for the card you are upgrading.
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
User Controls
In This Chapter
This chapter provides a general overview of the user controls available on the CDP-100.
The following topics are discussed:
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Card Overview
•
Control and Monitoring Features
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
User Controls • 3–1
Card Overview
This section provides a summary of the CDP-100 components.
1
2
3
Figure 3.1 CDP-100 — Components
1) Bypass Switch
2) Menu Switch
3) Reset Button
1. Bypass Switch
This two-position push-button can be used to control the bypass relay. This switch provides a
quick way of disabling all CDP-100 operation, since it disconnects the video input and output
from the card.
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When SW1 is in the IN position, the CDP-100 is in the video signal path.
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Pressing SW1 once moves the switch to the OUT position and bypasses the CDP-100.
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Pressing SW1 again restores it to its active state.
If the CDP-100 is installed in a rear module that does not provide bypass, this switch has no
function and should be left in the IN position.
2. Menu Switch
This switch is not implemented on the CDP-100.
3. Reset Button
This button is used for rebooting the card.
3–2 • User Controls
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Control and Monitoring Features
This section provides information on the LEDs for the CDP-100. Refer to Figure 3.2 for the
location of the LEDs.
POWER LED (DS1)
BYPASS LED (DS2)
Bypass Switch (SW1)
VIDEO IN LED (DS3)
SDI OUT 1 LED (DS4)
DS5 LED
SDI OUT 2 LED (DS6)
Menu Switch (SW2)
DS7 LED
VIDEO IN LED (DS8)
CAPTIONING LED(DS9)
DS10 LED
DS11 LED
DS12 LED
Reset Button (SW3)
Figure 3.2 CDP-100 Card-edge LEDs
Status and Selection LEDs on the CDP-100
The front-edge of the CDP-100 has LED indicators for communication activity. Basic LED
displays and descriptions are provided in Table 3.1.
Table 3.1 LEDs on the CDP-100
LED
POWER
(DS1)
BYPASS
(DS2)
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Color
Display and Description
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates that the card is running with a
valid input.
Flashing Green
When flashing green, this LED indicates that the boot loader is
waiting for software upload.
Orange
When lit orange, this LED indicates that a signal or configuration
error is occurring.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates the card is not operational. This
will occur if, for example, there is no video input.
Off
When unlit, this LED indicates there is no power to the card.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates the card video is bypassed.
Off
When unlit, this LED indicates that the card is in the video path.
User Controls • 3–3
Table 3.1 LEDs on the CDP-100
LED
VIDEO IN
(DS3)
SDI OUT 1
(DS4)
Color
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates that a video input signal is
present.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates no valid input signal is present.
Verify that the input cable is connected correctly to the card rear
module.
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates the video output serializer is
locked to a valid input.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates there is a hardware fault on the
card.
This LED is not implemented.
DS5
SDI OUT 2
(DS6)
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates the HD/SD/SDI Out 2
serializer is locked to a valid input.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates there is a hardware fault on the
card.
This LED is not implemented.
DS7
VIDEO IN
(DS8)
CAPTIONING
(DS9)
DS10 - DS12
3–4 • User Controls
Display and Description
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates that the input signal is valid.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates that an invalid input signal is
present.
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates the VANC captioning data is
present.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates that the VANC captioning data
is missing.
These LEDs are not implemented.
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Configuration
In This Chapter
This chapter explains how to use the user interface to set up the CDP-100. This discussion is
based on the use of DashBoard through a network connection. The order of sections in this
chapter follows the workflow required to setup the CDP-100 for operation. It is recommended
that you proceed through the following sections in order to achieve the best possible
understanding of the product.
The following topics are discussed:
•
General Settings
•
Capturing Data
•
Caption Display
•
GPIO Assignments
•
Selecting a Time Source
•
Errors Levels
•
Error Logs
•
Monitoring
CDP-100 User Manual (Iss. 03)
Configuration • 4–1
General Settings
This section provides a summary of the initial tasks you may wish to perform before configuring
your card for data collection.
To configure the general settings
1. Select the Settings tab.
2. Type a unique name for your card in the Card ID field. This is especially useful if you
have more than one CDP-100 in a frame. If this field is blank, the name is “CDP-100”.
3. Specify the overlay of the CDP errors on the two outputs of the card. Program 1 and
Program 2 control the overlay of the CDP errors on the two outputs of the card.
Program 1 refers to BNC 3 and Program 2 refers to BNC 6 (or BNC 5 on the
MDL-R10). If overlay is selected, the CDP-100 overlays data onto the output video;
overlay off lets the video pass unaltered.
4. Use the First Capture Line and the Last Capture Line fields to select the range of
lines that the card processes when looking for VANC caption data. Normally, you can
leave these set to include the complete range of VANC lines (1-20 for 1080i and 1-25 for
720p). However, you may wish to reduce the range to focus on the data in one specific
line.
5. Use the Error Hold Time to set the approximate length of time an error will be
displayed on the overlay before it times out.
6. Configure the background of the overlay using the Black Background box. Selecting
Transparent enables you to view the image, while selecting Black makes the text easier
to read.
7. You can save the Configuration of the card to a file on a PC by clicking Save.
8. The Factory Defaults Reset button clears all configuration settings and restores the
settings to the values they had when shipped from the factory.
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Capturing Data
The Capture Data tab provides an easy method to know the exact bits and bytes of the CDPs
when an error occurs. This data is suitable for detailed analysis by the CDP File Analyzer
program which runs on a PC.
To capture and save data to a file
1. Select the Capture Data tab.
Capture Data Tab
2. Select a data collection method from the Run Mode area. The CDP-100 internally stores
1800 packets. Once the 1800 packet buffer fills, the CDP-100 deletes the oldest packet
to make room for the newest.
•
Stop on Error — Selecting this option enables the card to stop capturing data if an
error occurs.
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Stop Centered on Error — Selecting this option enables the card to capture 900
more packets before stopping to center the error in the captured buffer.
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Continuous — Selecting this option continues to capture regardless if errors occur.
3. Verify the Running Status field. This field is an indicator of the CDP-100 current
capture state. It can either be “Running” indicating the card is currently capturing data,
or “Stopped” indicating the card has stopped capturing data.
4. Click Run to start data capture if the running status is currently stopped.
5. Click Save to save the currently stored CDP data to a file. If the CDP-100 is currently
running, saving the data will cause the CDP-100’s Running Status to stop so the data can
be transferred.
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CDP File Analyzer
This program is supplied on an install CDROM. Once installed on your PC, it will prompt for a
license key which applies to the PC on which it is installed. Contact Ross Technical Support and
provide the information given by the program and Ross Video will provide you with this key.
The program interface will look like the following:
Figure 4.1 CDP File Analyzer Program
1. Open Button
Use this button to open the file to be analyzed. It must be in the data folder of the CDP File
Analyze program.
2. Controls
Use these controls to move through the CDPs.
3. Current CDP Content
This area shows the current CDP as hex bytes. It is color coded to show the different sections of
the CDP.
4. Parameters
Some parameters are shown as short forms. The parameter’s full name displays when the cursor
hovers over the short form.
5. Captioning Information
This field shows the last few lines of embedded 608 text as a reference to your position in the file.
6. Errors
Errors, like this 708 Packet Sequence error, are highlighted in red.
7. 708 Data Stream Information
These fields show the 708 data streams in both hex and as text.
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Caption Display
The Caption Display tab includes the Caption Display 1 and Caption Display 2 menu items
that control which caption channel text is displayed on the overlay.
The display of captions will reduce the number of unique error types that can be displayed
simultaneously on the overlay screen but has no other effect on error logging.
Caption Display Tab
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GPIO Assignments
The GPIO Assignments tab enables you to assign a GPIO to be triggered when an individual
CDP error condition or when any CDP error occurs. When used in conjunction with the error
levels to mask off unwanted errors, it is possible to build a subset of errors that will trigger a
GPIO.
To assign a GPIO to an individual CDP error condition
1. Select the GPIO Assignments tab.
GPIO Assignments Tab
2. From the GPIO 1 menu, assign the type of error condition to trigger the GPIO.
3. Repeat step 2. for each GPIO you wish to configure.
4. If required, select the Reverse Bits box to set the GPIOs active low instead of the
default, active high.
5. Click Load to apply the current settings.
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Selecting a Time Source
The CDP-100 requires a time source to time stamp errors in the log. The Time tab is used to
select this time source.
Selecting a Time Source
Time can be set accurately and automatically by using LTC time or Network Time. LTC requires
connection of linear timecode source to the card and network time requires an NTP server
accessible on the LAN that is connected to the DFR-8300 series frame.
To use an NTP Server as the time source
1. Select the Time tab.
Time Tab
2. From the Time Source area, select Network Time.
3. Specify your time offset from Universal Time (UTC), as a positive or negative number
of hours and minutes. For example, the area of North America where Pacific time is
observed is 8 hours west of longitude 0; the settings would be UTC Offset: HH = -8,
and MM = 0. Note that UTC is also known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
4. Enable or disable DST (Daylight Savings Time) as appropriate.
5. Click Accept to apply your changes.
6. Proceed to the section “Using an NTP Server as the Time Source” on page 4-8.
To obtain a time reference from a linear timecode input (LTC)
1. From the Time Source area, select LTC.
2. Click Accept to apply your changes.
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To manually specify the date and time
1. From the Time Source area, select Manual. Use this option when neither Network Time
or an LTC source are available.
2. Using the options in the Manual area, specify the date and time.
3. Click Accept to apply your changes.
Using an NTP Server as the Time Source
In order to use network time, you also need to ensure that the MFC-8300 Series Network
Controller card in the openGear frame has been configured to acquire time from an NTP server.
Refer to the MFC-8300 Series User Manual for details.
If you do not have access to an NTP server, you can use LTC or enter the time and date directly on
the Time tab as described in the section “To manually specify the date and time” on page 4-8.
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Errors Levels
The Error Levels tab enables you to select which type of CDP-100 error to mask.
To select which errors to mask
1. Select the Error Logs tab.
Error Logs Tab
2. For each type of error there are the following options:
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Error — Error is displayed, registered in the error logs and causes the CDP-100 to
stop capturing in “Stop on Error” and “Stop Centered on Error” modes.
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Warning — Error is displayed, registered in the error logs but doesn't cause the
CDP-100 to stop capturing in “Stop on Error” and “Stop Centered on Error” modes.
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Ignore — Error is ignored and is not displayed or registered in the error logs.
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Error Logs
The Error Logs tab lists each error type and indicates the time the error last occurred. Possible
log messages are “None”, a start time only indicating the error is currently taking place, or a start
time and an end time indicating the error occurred sometime in the past. The complete log history
can be downloaded to the DashBoard client computer.
To download the error log
1. Select the Error Logs tab.
2. Click Save. Note that clicking Reset clears the log history.
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Monitoring
This section provides an explanation of the status tabs available when using DashBoard to
monitor the CDP-100. For a more complete description of DashBoard and its capabilities, refer to
the DashBoard User Manual.
Product Tab
The Product tab displays read-only information that is useful in discussing the operation of the
module with Ross Video's Technical Support staff.
Status Tab
The Status tab reports the current status of the GPIOs. The CDP-100 can control up to eight
GPIO outputs. These GPIO outputs can be assigned to CDP error conditions. Errors are assigned
on the GPIO Assignments tab described in the section “GPIO Assignments” on page 4-6. Once a
CDP error is assigned to a GPIO, its short form name will be used on the Status tab rather than the
default GPIO#.
Alarms Tab
The Alarms tab includes the following fields:
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The Card Status field represents the sum of all the possible error states the card is
experiencing. This includes all the CDP errors.
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The Caption Present field indicates whether or not the DID/SDID that carries captioning
CDPs is present.
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The LTC field indicates whether or not an LTC time source is connected to the rear
module. This indicator only applies when LTC has been selected as the time source.
When not specified as the time source, this indicator remains green and reports “OK”.
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Understanding CDP Errors
In This Chapter
The CDP-100 detects most coding errors in the CDP. This chapter attempts to describe each error,
what problems it might cause and how severe it may be.
The following topics are discussed:
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CDP Error Overview
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CDP Error Overview
It should be noted that each device acts differently when presented with each error type. It is
therefore impossible to say with certainty whether an error will cause a loss of captioning. It is
best practice to ensure that no errors are present in the CDP to give the best chance that all
captioning will pass through to the TV sets correctly.
The user should also be aware that not all monitoring equipment will show all problems with the
captioning stream. For example, decoding the captions and viewing them on a monitor does not
guarantee that all required information is present. Many decoders will decode either the CEA 608
or CEA 708 captions and not warn you that one of the two is missing. Any equipment which
manipulates CDPs may also make a small CDP error worse so captions which look fine at one
point of the broadcast chain may not be usable later in the chain.
CDP Missing, A field 1 was found without a CDP
Explanation
SMPTE 334-1 states that a single CDP should appear in each field 1 of an interlaced video frame
and each progressive frame. This error is generated any time the CDP-100 detects an interlaced
field 1 or a progressive frame which does not contain a CDP (no 61/01 VANC packet)
Severity
This error does not usually cause problems. Sometimes it indicates that there are no captions
present. In this case the error is constant. If it happens on a single frame over a long time period
(typically hours) it indicates a loss of single packet which may cause the loss of some on-screen
data. Most equipment is not affected by this error.
Extra, A field 1 was found with more than one CDP
Explanation
There should be one and only one CDP in field 1 of every interlaced video frame and every
progressive frame. This error is generated any time two or more 61/01 VANC packets are found
in field 1. There are several possible causes including two devices both providing captions. The
error may also occur if equipment falls behind and tries to catch up by inserting two packets.
Severity
This error normally has severe consequences. Some equipment will only process one of the two
CDPs. If there are two complete caption streams, only one will be passed and it may not be the
correct one. If equipment does pass both CDPs then you may end up with a mix of two caption
streams which will produce no captioning at output. If it is just a single frame with two CDPs in
field 1, it will cause a loss of captions at the error point but normal captioning will resume after
the error.
Field 2, A CDP was found in field 2
Explanation
SMPTE 334-1 states that CDPs shall only be carried in field 1 of interlaced video. This error
occurs when a CDP is detected in field 2. On occasion there may be data constantly in field 2
caused by equipment that either mistakenly inserts it there or by equipment that has inadvertently
moved it there from field 1. There may also be cases where a single frame has the CDP in field 2
rather than in field 1.
Severity
It is a severe problem if a signal constantly has CDPs in field 2. Most equipment will ignore this
data causing a complete loss of captioning. If the occasional frame has the CDP in field 2 then
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there may be a loss of caption text when the error occurs but normal captioning will return after
the error.
CDP Header, Frame rate does not match current video
Explanation
The CDP header contains a frame rate for which the CDP was constructed. This is important
because the amount of data carried in the caption portion of the CDP varies with frame rate. This
error is signaled when the frame rate of the actual video does not match the frame rate specified in
the CDP header.
Severity
This error may cause severe captioning issues. If an incorrect amount of caption stream data is
carried in the CDP for the actual video frame rate it may cause data to be lost.
CDP Header, Sequence counter did not count by one
Explanation
Each CDP in the 61/01 VANC packet has an identifier, indication of CDP size and content, plus a
sequence counter. The sequence counter is designed to count by one for each new CDP. Devices
use the sequence counter to determine if the stream of CDPs has been interrupted. When an
interruption is detected the device may try to resync to the captioning stream. It is normal to see
this error when there is a switch from one captioned video source to another.
Severity
If the header sequence counter error is caused by an appropriate switch between two video
sources then it will cause no problems in the captioning. The new source will have all the
appropriate information to allow any device to sync to the new caption stream. It is a low severity
error if there are occasionally CDPs with the incorrect sequence count because this will cause
some equipment to lose parts of captions. It is a severe error if the sequence counter is not
counting at all or count continuously does not increment correctly. Some devices will remove the
captions under these circumstances.
CDP Footer, Sequence counter does not match header sequence
Explanation
Each CDP ends with a footer which contains an identifier, a checksum for the CDP, and a repeat
of the sequence number contained in the header. This error occurs if the sequence number from
the footer does not match the one in the header. This may be caused by the CDP not being
constructed correctly.
Severity
This is a severe problem. Many devices will throw away CDPs where the footer sequence does
not match the header. If this is a non-continuous error then it will only cause a disruption in
captioning when the error occurs.
CDP Footer Calculated checksum does not match footer checksum
Explanation
Each CDP is protected by a checksum which is carried in the footer of the CDP. This error occurs
when the checksum carried in the footer does not match the checksum calculated for the CDP.
Severity:
This is normally a severe problem. Many devices will throw away any CDP where the checksum
is incorrect, causing a total loss of captioning.
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CDP Header Reserved bits are not set correctly
Explanation
The CDP header has bits which convey no information at this time but are reserved for future
standardization. The SMPTE 334-2 standard defines how these bits should be set. This error is
generated any time a reserved header bit is not set according to the standard.
Severity
The severity of this error varies greatly depending on equipment. Some equipment completely
ignores reserved bits and does not care how they are set. Other equipment will completely reject
the CDP causing a complete loss of caption data.
CDP Header, CDP Length not a legal value
Explanation
The header of the CDP contains the length of the CDP. This error occurs if the length in the
header is less than the minimum possible length or greater than the maximum possible length.
Severity
This is a severe error because it likely makes the CDP not decodable.
CDP Header, CDP Length does not match footer position
Explanation
The CDP header has a count of the number of bytes in the CDP. The footer is of a fixed size so its
identifier should be found through calculations based on length. An error is generated if the footer
identifier is not found where expected. This indicates an improperly constructed CDP.
Severity
This is normally a severe error and usually causes a total loss of the captioning stream. Some
devices do not use the length and may still be able to process the CDP.
CDP Caption, Caption triplet count incorrect for frame rate
Explanation
The CEA 708 specification specifies a constant bit rate for caption data. This creates an absolute
relationship between the video frame rate and the bytes of caption data which are carried in
triplets. This error occurs when the frame rate from the header does not indicate the same number
of triplets as carried in the caption portion of the CDP.
Severity
This can be a severe problem. Some gear will see this error and ignore all the caption data. Other
gear may attempt to fix the problem and possibly lose some caption data.
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CDP Caption, Reserve bits are not set correctly
Explanation
The CDP caption information area has bits which convey no information at this time but are
reserved for future standardization. The SMPTE 334-2 standard defines how these bits should be
set. This error is generated any time a reserved caption information bit is not set according to the
standard.
Severity
Most devices do not check reserved bits, so normally this error does not cause a problem. Caution
should be taken because it is unknown what a device that does check these bits might do if an
error is detected.
CDP Caption, No 608 data present
Explanation
This is one of the least understood errors. SMPTE 334-2 makes the carriage of captioning
optional through a CC data present bit in the header. If this bit is not set then the caption portion
of the CDP will not be present. However, if this bit is set it must carry all the captioning
information required by CEA 708 as determined by the current video frame rate. This means that
the caption information section must carry CEA 608 embedded data. An error is generated if no
CEA 608 embedded data is present.
Severity
This error may lead to subtle but severe captioning problems which can be hard to detect by
monitoring equipment. It may indicate that the embedded CEA 608 data is not being carried at all
and this will lead to a non-compliant broadcast signal (embedded 608 is a “must carry”). It may
cause downstream equipment problems because they expect this data and may not be able to
create a correct output without it. The problem is difficult to detect because some monitoring
systems do not assume this to be an error. Equipment which displays the text of the captioning
may only show the CEA 708 captions or may automatically show CEA 708 if CEA 608 is not
present.
CDP Service, Start flag does not match header
Explanation
The CDP service information may be too large to place in a single CDP so may be broken into
pieces and spread over more than one CDP. To allow for decoding of the service information
there are flags to indicate the start and end of the service information and when the service
information has changed. These flags reside in both the header of the CDP and in the service
information section. An error is generated when the start of service information flag in the header
does not match the same flag in the service information section.
Severity
This is not normally a severe error because much equipment ignores the service information. It
may cause service information to be removed as it passes through a device but this data is not
typically used and will not cause any loss of data in the caption streams. However, as with any
error, there may be some gear where this error will cause the loss of the CDP which includes the
captioning stream.
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CDP Service, Change flag does not match header
Explanation
The CDP service information may be too large to place in a single CDP so may be broken into
pieces and spread over more than one CDP. To allow for decoding of the service information
there are flags to indicate the start and end of the service information and when the service
information has changed. These flags reside in both the header of the CDP and in the service
information section. An error is generated when the change of service information flag in the
header does not match the same flag in the service information section.
Severity
This is not normally a severe error because much equipment ignores the service information. It
may cause service information to be removed as it passes through a device but this data is not
typically used and will not cause any loss of data in the caption streams. However, as with any
error, there may be some gear where this error will cause the loss of the CDP which includes the
captioning stream.
CDP Service, Complete flag does not match header
Explanation
The CDP service information may be too large to place in a single CDP so may be broken into
pieces and spread over more than one CDP. To allow for decoding of the service information
there are flags to indicate the start and end of the service information and when the service
information has changed. These flags reside in both the header of the CDP and in the service
information section. An error is generated when the completion of service information flag in the
header does not match the same flag in the service information section.
Severity
This is not normally a severe error because much equipment ignores the service information. It
may cause service information to be removed as it passes through a device but this data is not
typically used and will not cause any loss of data in the caption streams. However, as with any
error, there may be some gear where this error will cause the loss of the CDP which includes the
captioning stream.
CDP Service, Reserve Bits set incorrectly
Explanation
The CDP service information area has bits at the beginning of the area that are always present
which convey no information at this time but are reserved for future standardization. The SMPTE
334-2 standard defines how these bits should be set. This error is generated any time a reserved
service information bit is not set according to the standard.
Severity
Most devices do not check reserved bits so normally this error does not cause a problem. It may
cause service information to be removed as it passes through a device but this data is not typically
used and will not cause any loss of data in the caption streams. However, as with any error, there
may be some gear where this error will cause the loss of the CDP which includes the captioning
stream.
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CDP Caption, 708 caption block sequencing error
Explanation
The CEA 708 native captioning stream(s) are carried in triplets in the same fashion as the
embedded CEA 608 captions streams. The first byte of the triplet identifies the type of data
carried in the triplet and the other two bytes are the data. For 708 data, the first byte will define it
as 708 data and whether this triplet starts a set of captioning service blocks. A start of the
captioning service blocks start with a packet header which includes a size of the packet and a
sequence counter. The sequence counter should count by one each time a new packet is received.
An error is generated any time the count is not properly incremented.
Severity
This is a very subtle error. The sequence number is used to keep the underlying caption streams
synchronized and may cause some equipment to resync with the stream. In doing so, portions of
CEA 708 captioning text may be lost. The effect on captioning is that CEA 608 data will be
correct but characters or words will be missing from the CEA 708 captions.
CDP Caption, 708 Triplet count does not match caption count
Explanation
The triplet count at the start of the caption section of the CDP indicates how many caption triplets
there are in the caption section. This should match the number of triplets that must be carried for
a given video frame rate. An error is generated if these two values do not match.
Severity:
The effect on downstream devices is unpredictable when this error is present. It means that there
is either too much or too little caption data being delivered to the ATSC encoder for the given
frame rate. Some gear may correct this problem without affecting the caption stream. Others may
cause some caption data to be lost and still others may pass no captions at all.
CDP Caption, 708 Extra triplets in caption block
Explanation
The size of the CEA 708 captioning packet is part of the header. This starts the processing of
caption stream blocks until the last block is processed as indicated by a caption stream block with
a null header. An error is generated if the size of the packet does not match the number of bytes
processed to reach the end of the packet.
Severity
This is a severe error and in most cases will cause a loss or corruption of caption streams.
CDP Service, Reserved bits incorrect, service index 0 to 15
Explanation
This is actually a collection of 16 possible errors where the index will be 0 to 15. The service
information has two parts. The first part is fixed and contains the service information flags and a
count of the service information to follow. Count blocks of service information follows and the
index will indicate which one contains the error. Each block has the service number, the language
code, an aspect ratio flag and an easy reading flag. Each block has bits which convey no
information at this time but are reserved for future standardization. The SMPTE 334-2 standard
defines how these bits should be set. This error is generated any time a reserved bit is not set
according to the standard.
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CDP Caption, 608 Field 2 Data Missing
Explanation
Field 2 608 data carries second language captioning and extended data services (XDS) such as
VChip. When these services are not present, some equipment does not code the 608 field 2 triplet
into the captioning data section of the CDP. Most equipment encodes a field 2 null triplet.
Severity
This is not a severe problem and will not usually cause a loss of captioning.
CDP Caption, 708 Triplet Precedes 608 Triplet
Explanation
CEA-708 specifies that 608 captioning triplets precede any 708 triplets in the captioning data
structure.
Severity
Devices processing CDPs where 708 data precedes 608 data may not be able to construct the 608
and / or 708 data streams correctly. This may lead to a partial or complete loss of captions.
CDP Caption, 608 Cadence Does Not Match Frame Rate
Explanation
CDPs contain embedded 608 data so that a set top box can easily down convert the ATSC signal
to NTSC and encode the 608 captions. The frame rate for NTSC is always 29.97 but the ATSC
signal can have different frame rates. The CDPs must therefore carry a different pattern or
cadence of 608 field 1 and field 2 data depending on the frame rate.
Severity
In most cases this is not a severe problem. It occurs any time video sources are switched.
However this is a severe problem if the cadence is incorrect across many frames.
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Specifications
In This Chapter
This chapter provides the technical specification information for the CDP-100. Note that
technical specifications are subject to change without notice.
The following topics are discussed:
•
Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications
This section provides technical specifications for the CDP-100.
Table 6.1 CDP-100 Technical Specifications
Category
Serial Digital
Video Inputs
Parameter
Number of Inputs
1
Standard Accommodated
SMPTE 292M
Impedance
Bypass mode: Loop-through to Video Output
> 100m of Belden 1694A cable
Return Loss
>10dB to 1485MHz
Number of Outputs
3 (same format as the input)
Standard Accommodated
SMPTE 292M
Impedance
75ohm
>10dB to 1485MHz
800mV ±10%
DC Offset
0 Volts ±50 mV
Overshoot
<8%
Number and type of
GPIO Outputs outputs
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Active mode: 75ohm terminating
Equalization
Serial Digital Return Loss
Video Outputs
Signal Level
Power
Specifications
Max. Power Consumption
8 logic outputs (3.3v) and 1 ground connection
5W
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Service Information
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Troubleshooting Checklist
•
Warranty and Repair Policy
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Troubleshooting Checklist
Routine maintenance to this openGear product is not required. In the event of problems with your
CDP-100, the following basic troubleshooting checklist may help identify the source of the
problem. If the frame still does not appear to be working properly after checking all possible
causes, please contact your openGear products distributor, or the Technical Support department at
the numbers listed under the “Contact Us” section.
1. Visual Review — Performing a quick visual check may reveal many problems, such as
connectors not properly seated or loose cables. Check the card, the frame, and any
associated peripheral equipment for signs of trouble.
2. Power Check — Check the power indicator LED on the distribution frame front panel
for the presence of power. If the power LED is not illuminated, verify that the power
cable is connected to a power source and that power is available at the power main.
Confirm that the power supplies are fully seated in their slots. If the power LED is still
not illuminated, replace the power supply with one that is verified to work.
3. Re-seat the Card in the Frame — Eject the card and re-insert it into the frame.
4. Check Control Settings — Refer to the Installation and User Controls sections of this
manual to verify all user-adjustable component settings
5. Input Signal Status — Verify that source equipment is operating correctly and that a
valid signal is being supplied.
6. Output Signal Path — Verify that destination equipment is operating correctly and
receiving a valid signal.
7. Unit Exchange — Exchanging a suspect unit with a unit that is known to be working
correctly is an efficient method for localizing problems to individual units.
Reset Button
In the unlikely event of a complete card failure, you may be instructed by a Ross Technical
Support specialist to perform a complete software reload on the CDP-100.
Use the following procedure to reload the software on a CDP-100:
1. Press and hold the Menu switch.
2. While holding the Menu switch, press the Reset button in.
3. Release the Reset button and then the Menu switch.
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The POWER LED will flash green while the card is waiting for a new software
load.
•
If a new software load is not sent to the card within 60 seconds, the card will
attempt to restart with its last operational software load.
•
Software loads can be sent to the CDP-100 via the connection on the rear of the
frame.
This completes the procedure for reload the software on a CDP-100.
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Warranty and Repair Policy
The CDP-100 is warranted to be free of any defect with respect to performance, quality,
reliability, and workmanship for a period of FIVE (5) years from the date of shipment from our
factory. In the event that your CDP-100 proves to be defective in any way during this warranty
period, Ross Video Limited reserves the right to repair or replace this piece of equipment with a
unit of equal or superior performance characteristics.
Should you find that this CDP-100 has failed after your warranty period has expired, we will
repair your defective product should suitable replacement components be available. You, the
owner, will bear any labor and/or part costs incurred in the repair or refurbishment of said
equipment beyond the FIVE (5) year warranty period.
In no event shall Ross Video Limited be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages (including loss of profits) incurred by the use of this product. Implied
warranties are expressly limited to the duration of this warranty.
This CDP-100 User Manual provides all pertinent information for the safe installation and
operation of your openGear Product. Ross Video policy dictates that all repairs to the CDP-100
are to be conducted only by an authorized Ross Video Limited factory representative. Therefore,
any unauthorized attempt to repair this product, by anyone other than an authorized Ross Video
Limited factory representative, will automatically void the warranty. Please contact Ross Video
Technical Support for more information.
In Case of Problems
Should any problem arise with your CDP-100, please contact the Ross Video Technical Support
Department. (Contact information is supplied at the end of this publication.)
A Return Material Authorization number (RMA) will be issued to you, as well as specific
shipping instructions, should you wish our factory to repair your CDP-100. If required, a
temporary replacement frame will be made available at a nominal charge. Any shipping costs
incurred will be the responsibility of you, the customer. All products shipped to you from Ross
Video Limited will be shipped collect.
The Ross Video Technical Support Department will continue to provide advice on any product
manufactured by Ross Video Limited, beyond the warranty period without charge, for the life of
the equipment.
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