Vaddio™ CCU Image Controller for Canon XU-81 and XU

Installation and User Guide
Vaddio™ CCU Image Controller for Canon®
XU-81 and XU-81W Cameras
Part Numbers:
999-4185-000 North America
999-4185-001 International
CCU Image Controller for Canon XU-80/81 - Front
Panel
XU-80W
Blue Gain
69
CCU Image Controller for Canon XU-80/81 - Rear Panel
Canon XU-81
Canon XU-81W
with Wiper System
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Table of Contents
Overview: ................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Important Safeguards: ........................................................................................................................................... 4
Intended Use .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
Save These Instructions ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Unpacking: ................................................................................................................................................................. 5
CCU Image Controller for XU-80 or XU-80W (North America) .............................................................................. 5
CCU Image Controller for XU-80 or XU-80W (International) ................................................................................. 5
Image: Front Panel Features and Controls (left to right) ................................................................................... 5
Image: Front Panel Controls Magnified ............................................................................................................. 5
Image: Rear Panel Controls and I/O ................................................................................................................. 7
Basic XU-80 System Connectivity Examples ........................................................................................................ 7
Image: XU-80 with Quick-Connect CCU Controller and ProductionVIEW HD-SDI Console ............................ 7
Image: XU-80W with CCU Image Controller and ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller .................... 7
Compliance and CE Declaration of Conformity ......................................................................................................... 8
FCC Part 15 Compliance ....................................................................................................................................... 8
ICES-003 Compliance ........................................................................................................................................... 8
European Compliance ........................................................................................................................................... 8
Warranty Information: ................................................................................................................................................ 9
Other General Information: .................................................................................................................................... 9
Care and Cleaning ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Operating and Storage Conditions: .................................................................................................................... 9
Appendix 1: Cable Pin-outs for CCU Image Controller .......................................................................................... 10
Table: RS-232 IN - RJ-45 ................................................................................................................................ 10
Table: RS-232 OUT - RJ-45 ............................................................................................................................ 10
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Overview:
The Vaddio Quick-Connect CCU Controller for the
Canon XU Series PTZ Cameras allows the discerning
video professional to control the color and shading of the
XU Series camera’s HD video out. A host of advanced
controls are available to accurately and precisely set up
a video shoot even in the most challenging places.
CCU Image Controller
1-RU Rack Mount Enclosure
CCU Image Controller Front Panel
XU-80W
RED GAIN
86
The CCU Image Controller is different from Vaddio’s previous CCU offerings in that it does not process the HDSDI video from the camera output, ensuring the video quality and signal integrity of the XU camera. Instead, it
controls the camera’s DSP functions and provides the most advanced image control available today.
The CCU Image Controller is equipped with Control IN and OUT and can be run in-line with the Vaddio
ProductionVIEW HD-SDI and ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV (with built-in multi-viewer) video consoles or the
ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller. Using the Vaddio Cat-5 Structured Media Control Cabling
Standard (SMCCS), the control signals can be routed over Cat. 5 (Cat-5e or Cat-6) up to and including the
distance of 500’ (152.4 m).
The CCU Image Controller has many useful features including tally illumination on the front panel which allows
the operator to know exactly which camera and CCU is live Program, a variety of auto and manual modes
including night mode, and the ability to store scenes for time of day programming and baseline shot set-ups.
Important Safeguards:
Read and understand all instructions and warranty statements before using. Do not operate any device if it has
been dropped or damaged. In this case, a Vaddio technician must examine the product before operating. To
reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse in water or other liquids and avoid extremely humid conditions.
Do not connect Power over Ethernet (PoE) cables directly to the RJ-45 ports on the device as damage may
result.
General Safeguard: Use only the power supply provided with the system. Use of any
unauthorized power supply will void any and all warranties. Please do not cut the
secondary side (or the DC side) of the power supply and attempt to extend the power to the
camera. The warranty is voided when the cable is cut.
Please do not use “pass-thru” type RJ-45 connectors. These pass-thru type connectors do not
work well for professional installations and can be the cause of intermittent connections which,
can result in the RS-232 control line failing and locking up, and/or compromising the HSDS™
signals. For best results please use standard RJ-45 connectors and test all cables for proper pinouts prior to use and connection to Vaddio product.
Intended Use
Before operating the device, please read the entire manual thoroughly. The CCU system was designed, built and
tested for use indoors, and with the provided power supply and cabling. The use of a power supply other than the
one provided or outdoor operation has not been tested and could damage the device and/or create a potentially
unsafe operating condition. The XU-80/81 and XU-80W/81W are waterproof and dust proof and can be used
outdoors for traffic monitoring, baseball parks, train stations, outdoor amphitheaters, where the finished product
may be used on the air
Save These Instructions
The information contained in this manual will help you install and operate your product. If these instructions are
misplaced, Vaddio keeps copies of Specifications, Installation and User Guides and most pertinent product
drawings for the Vaddio product line on the Vaddio website. These documents can be downloaded from
www.vaddio.com free of charge.
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Unpacking:
Carefully remove all of the parts from the shipping box. Unpack and identify the following parts for the CCU
Controller Image Packages Listed Below:
CCU Image Controller for XU-81 or XU-81W (North America)
Part Number 999-4185-000
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One (1) Vaddio CCU Image Controller for the XU Series (998-1105-031)
2-pin Phoenix-type (Molex 5.0mm Euro style) connector (Tally)
One (1) 12VDC, 1.0 Amp PowerRite™ Power Supply & US Power Cord
One (1) Control Adapter (998-1007-232) DE-9F to RJ-45-F
One (1) User Manual
Note: Canon XU Series Camera Not Included
CCU Image Controller for XU-81 or XU-81W (International)
Part Number 999-4185-001
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One (1) Vaddio CCU Image Controller for the XU Series (998-1105-031)
One (1) 12VDC, 1.0 Amp PowerRite Power Supply
One (1) AC Cord Set for EURO
One (1) AC Cord Set for UK
One (1) Control Adapter (998-1007-232) DE-9F to RJ-45-F
One (1) User Manual
Note: Canon XU Series Camera Not Included
Image: Front Panel Features and Controls (left to right)
XU-80
Master Gain
01
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Tally Light:
The blue LED tally light on the front panel is tied to the tally contacts on the rear panel allowing the user to
track which CCU and camera is the live Program in a multi-camera system.
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LCD Backlit Display:
Blue backlit display indicates which mode is active (CCU Control or Bypass for PTZ control). In CCU
CONTROL mode, when a rotary encoder is touched, the name of the control being actuated and the value of
that assigned parameter will be displayed.
Image: Front Panel Controls Magnified
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CCU Control/Bypass Off Switch:
Blue back-lit switch, lit when activated, blocks the incoming PTZ controls on the RS-232 input and allows the
end user to make adjustments to the camera image characteristics. When off or deactivated, PTZ information
is throughput to the camera and the front panel controls of the CCU are deactivated to avoid a control issue or
latency created by a master control string filtering program.
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Scene A and B:
Two camera adjustment scenes can be stored in the CCU. When illuminated, the scene is activated. To
store a scene, the user adjusts the camera to taste and touches and holds the scene button down until the
button blinks.
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Front Panel Controls (continued):
Controls (left to right):
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AF AREA <SHIFT> AF Response: AF Area can be set to determine what area of the image is to be used for
Auto Focus. AF Response is the amount of time or responsiveness that the camera will focus in Auto Mode.
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AE AREA <SHIFT> AE Response: AE Area can be set to determine what area of the image is to be used
for the Auto Exposure Area. The AE Response sets the Auto Focus sensitivity.
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Shutter: Allows user to adjust the shutter speed (default is 1/60). Shutter allows the user to regulate the
exposure and maintain desired motion portrayal. Keep the shutter at 1/60 or 1/100 to prevent strobe or flicker
when shooting under fluorescent, mercury vapor or halogen lamps. Shutter is only available in manual mode.

Shift: The Shift Button, when lit, assigns the bottom row controls to the encoders and the buttons (excluding
the Scene and CCU Control button).
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WB Mode: This button toggles through 5 Modes of White Balance (Auto, Preset, Indoor, Outdoor & ATW).
Look at display for the mode change and at the monitor to see the qualities of the 5-modes.
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Master Gain <SHIFT> AGC Max Gain: Master Gain sets the overall gain level and is available in Manual
shooting mode. AGC Max Gain is the maximum level that the Automatic Gain control can be set. Too much
gain adds noise, so balance the brightness of the image with the noise for best results.
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Red Gain <SHIFT> Gamma: Red Gain adjusts the red shading of the overall image and is available in
manual mode only (Preset in WB Mode). Gamma adjusts the mid-range brightness of an image.
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Blue Gain <SHIFT> AWB Shift: Blue gain adjusts the blue shading of the overall image and is available in
the manual (Preset in WB Mode) mode only. AWB Shift allows the operator to use automatic white balance
and manually shift the auto settings to the red or to the blue.
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Iris/Camera Mode: 5-Shooting Modes (Auto, Manual, Night Shutter Priority and Iris Priority) to choose
between. To make an Iris adjustment the camera is required to be in Manual or Iris priority.
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Iris or Exposure: Iris control allows the user to manually set the amount of light hitting the image sensors
when the camera is in manual mode. The Exposure control compensates for the exposure and also acts as a
brightness control. Exposure can be used in Manual mode only
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Enhancer or G/L Phase: The enhancer can improve the shot by revealing details in certain areas of the
image. G/L Phase adjusts the phase of the GENLOCK. This is for fine adjustments of the GENLOCK phase.
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Image: Rear Panel Controls and I/O (from left to right)
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Power Supply Input: 12 VDC 1.0 Amp Power Supply Input on a 5.5mm OD x 2.5mm ID connector.

RS-232 IN on RJ-45: RS-232 Input from ProductionVIEW or PTZ controller. Daisy Chain control is not
supported.
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RS-232 OUT on RJ-45: RS-232 on RJ-45 provides for bi-directional control to the camera.

Tally on 2-pin Phoenix-type connector: Contact closure illuminates the LED on front panel allowing
indication of which CCU/camera combination is the live Program in a multi-camera/CCU installation.
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Camera Settings Dip Switch: The CCU Controller has an 8-position dip switch on the rear panel to allow for
different modes of functionality and future functionality. For the Canon XU Series cameras, Dip Switch #3
should be in the UP position and all other switches should be in the down position.
Basic XU-81 System Connectivity Examples
Image: XU-81 with Quick-Connect CCU Controller and ProductionVIEW HD-SDI Console
RS-232
CCU Image Controller
RS-232
Control
Adapter
HD-SDI
Canon
XU-81
NOTE: The BLC button triggers the motorized Wiper
on the Canon XU-81W once each time it is pushed.
ProductionVIEW HD-SDI
Image: XU-81W with CCU Image Controller and ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller
RS-232
CCU Image Controller
RS-232
Control
Adapter
HD-SDI
ProductionVIEW Precision Camera Controller
Canon XU-81W
with Wiper
To Hot Shot Master
Studio HD-SDI Switcher
NOTE: The BLC button triggers the motorized Wiper
on the Canon XU-81W once each time it is pushed.
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Compliance and CE Declaration of Conformity
CCU Image Controller
FCC Part 15 Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
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 his/her own expense.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and (2) This
device must accept any interference including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Vaddio can affect emission compliance and could void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment.
ICES-003 Compliance
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out
in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’emet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numeriques de la classe A préscrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicte par le
ministère des Communications du Canada.
European Compliance
This product has been evaluated for Electromagnetic Compatibility under the EMC Directive for Emissions and
Immunity and meets the requirements for a Class A digital device. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Standard(s) To Which Conformity Is Declared:
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022A: September 1998, A1 October 2000 - Conducted and Radiated Emissions
EN 55024: 1998 + Amendment A1: 2001 - Electromagnetic Compatibility - Immunity
EN 61000-4-2
Electrostatic Discharge Requirements
EN 61000-4-3
Radiated Electromagnetic Field Requirement
EN 61000-4-4
Electrical Fast Transients / Burst Requirements
EN 61000-4-5
Surge Requirements
EN 61000-4-6
Conducted Immunity Requirements
EN 61000-4-8
Power Frequency Magnetic Field Requirements
EN 61000-4-11
Voltage Dips, Interrupts and Fluctuations Requirements
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Warranty Information:
(See Vaddio Warranty, Service and Return Policies posted on vaddio.com for complete details):
Hardware* Warranty: Two (2) year limited warranty on all parts and labor for Vaddio manufactured products. Vaddio
warrants its manufactured products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the day of
purchase, to the original purchaser, if Vaddio receives notice of such defects during the warranty. Vaddio, at its option, will
repair or replace products that prove to be defective. Vaddio manufactures its hardware products from parts and components
that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry standard practices.
Exclusions: The above warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance by the
customer, customers applied software or interfacing, unauthorized modifications or misuse, mishandling, operation outside the
normal environmental specifications for the product, use of the incorrect power supply, modified power supply or improper site
operation and maintenance. OEM products and products manufactured by other companies are excluded and are covered by
the manufacturer’s warranty
Vaddio Customer Service: Vaddio will test, repair, or replace the product or products without charge if the unit is under
warranty. If the product is out of warranty, Vaddio will test then repair the product or products. The cost of parts and labor
charge will be estimated by a technician and confirmed by the customer prior to repair. All components must be returned for
testing as a complete unit. Vaddio will not accept responsibility for shipment after it has left the premises.
Vaddio Technical Support: Vaddio technicians will determine and discuss with the customer the criteria for repair costs
and/or replacement. Vaddio Technical Support can be contacted through one of the following resources: e-mail support at
support@vaddio.com or online at www.vaddio.com.
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Number: Before returning a product for repair or replacement request an RMA from
Vaddio’s technical support. Provide the technician with a return phone number, e-mail address, shipping address, product
serial numbers and original purchase order number. Describe the reason for repairs or returns as well as the date of
purchase. See the General RMA Terms and Procedures section for more information. RMA’s are valid for 30 days and will be
issued to Vaddio dealers only. End users must return products through Vaddio dealers. Include the assigned RMA number in
all correspondence with Vaddio. Write the assigned RMA number clearly on the shipping label of the box when returning the
product. All products returned for credit are subject to a restocking charge without exception.
Voided Warranty: The warranty does not apply if the original serial number has been removed or if the product has been
disassembled or damaged through misuse, accident, modifications, use of incorrect power supply, use of a modified power
supply or unauthorized repair.
Shipping and Handling: Vaddio will not pay for inbound shipping transportation or insurance charges or accept any
responsibility for laws and ordinances from inbound transit. Vaddio will pay for outbound shipping, transportation, and
insurance charges for all items under warranty but will not assume responsibility for loss and/or damage by the outbound
freight carrier. f the return shipment appears damaged, retain the original boxes and packing material for inspection by the
carrier. Contact your carrier immediately.
Products Not Under Warranty: Payment arrangements are required before outbound shipment for all out of warranty
products.
Other General Information:
Care and Cleaning
Do not attempt to take this product apart at any time. There are no user-serviceable components inside.

Do not spill liquids in the product

Keep this device away from food and liquid

For smears or smudges on the product, wipe with a clean, soft cloth

Do not use any abrasive chemicals.
Operating and Storage Conditions:
Do not store or operate the device under the following conditions:

Temperatures above 40°C (104°F) or temperatures below 0°C (32°F)

High humidity, condensing or wet environments

In Swimming Pools, near drains and skimmers

In inclement weather

Dry environments with an excess of static discharge

In outer space (transportation issue)

Under severe vibration
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CCU Image Controller for the Canon XU-80/81 & XU-80W/81W
Appendix 1: Cable Pin-outs for CCU Image Controller
Table: RS-232 IN - RJ-45
Pin #
Function
Pin - 1
Pin - 2
Pin - 3
Pin - 4
Pin - 5
Pin - 6
Pin - 7
Pin - 8
Table: RS-232 OUT - RJ-45
Pin #
Function
Pin - 1
Pin - 2
Pin - 3
Pin - 4
Pin - 5
Pin - 6
Pin - 7
Pin - 8
Pairs
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Digital GND
RXD (from TXD of control source)
TXD (to RXD of control source)
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
RS-232
IN
12345678
4
4
Pairs
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Digital GND
TXD (to RXD of control source)
RXD (from TXD of control source)
Vaddio CCU Image Controller - Document Number 342-0509 Rev B
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
RS-232
OUT
12345678
4
4
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