hmx6800+bc8 Multiplexers Installation and Operation Manual

HMX6800+BC8 Multiplexers
Installation and Operation Manual
Edition B
175-000343-00
HMX6800+BC8
Audio Multiplexers
Installation and Operation Manual
Edition B
November 2007
Copyright Information
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Contents
Preface
Manual Information .............................................................................. vii
Purpose ........................................................................................... vii
Audience ........................................................................................ vii
Revision History ............................................................................ vii
Writing Conventions ..................................................................... viii
Obtaining Documents ................................................................... viii
Unpacking/Shipping Information .......................................................... ix
Unpacking a Product ....................................................................... ix
Product Servicing ............................................................................ ix
Returning a Product ........................................................................ ix
Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance ....................x
Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance xi
Safety .................................................................................................... xii
Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual .................................... xii
Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview ..................................................................................................1
Product Description ..................................................................................2
Module Descriptions ................................................................................3
Front Module ....................................................................................3
Back Connectors ...............................................................................5
Breakout Cables ................................................................................6
RS-422/RS-232 Cable .....................................................................10
Signal Flow ............................................................................................11
Chapter 2: Installation
Overview ................................................................................................13
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Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings ............................................... 14
Unpacking the Module .......................................................................... 15
Preparing the Product for Installation ............................................ 15
Checking the Packing List ............................................................. 15
Setting Jumper CJ1 for Local or Remote Control ................................. 16
Installing 6800+ Modules ..................................................................... 17
Required Frames and Back Connector Types ................................ 17
Installing and Removing Modules ................................................. 17
Upgrading Module Firmware ................................................................ 18
Upgrading the Firmware ................................................................ 18
Correcting a Failed Upgrading Procedure ..................................... 21
Chapter 3: Operation
Overview ............................................................................................... 25
Operating Notes ..................................................................................... 26
Q-SEE Compliant Thumbnails ...................................................... 26
Activating Multiplexer Functions ......................................................... 27
Audio Test Tones ........................................................................... 27
Audio Embedding Modes .............................................................. 27
Audio Embedding Errors ............................................................... 32
Input Audio Rate ............................................................................ 32
Cross-Functional Parameter Changes ................................................... 33
ADS Clean Parameter .................................................................... 33
PCM/Non-PCM Settings ................................................................ 34
Channel Word Length .................................................................... 34
Parameter Availability based on Operating Mode ......................... 35
Changing Parameter Settings ................................................................ 36
Changing Parameter Settings using Card-Edge Controls .............. 36
Setting HMX6800+BC8 Control Parameters ................................ 38
Changing Parameter Settings using CCS Software ....................... 49
Setting HMX6800+BC8 Remote Control Parameters ................... 50
LEDs and Alarms .................................................................................. 60
Monitoring LEDs ........................................................................... 60
Module Status LEDs ...................................................................... 61
Alarms ............................................................................................ 62
Chapter 4: Specifications
Overview ............................................................................................... 65
Inputs ..................................................................................................... 66
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SDI Video Input ..............................................................................66
AES Input .......................................................................................66
Outputs ...................................................................................................67
SDI Video Output ...........................................................................67
RS-232/RS-422 ......................................................................................68
Propagation Delay ..................................................................................68
Power Consumption ...............................................................................68
Operating Temperature ..........................................................................68
Appendix A: Audio Bit Manipulation
Overview ................................................................................................69
Manipulating Channel Status Bits (C-Bit) .............................................70
Manipulating Validity and User Bits (V-Bit and U-Bit) ........................73
Identifying Audio Characteristics (Audio Sampling Frequency and Word
Length) ...................................................................................................74
Appendix B: Communication and Control
Troubleshooting Tips
Overview ................................................................................................75
General Troubleshooting Steps ..............................................................76
Software Communication and Control Issues ........................................77
+ Pilot Lite Fails to Communicate with Installed Modules ...........77
+ Pilot Lite Does Not Find All Modules in Frame ........................78
+ Pilot Lite or CCS Software Application Not Responding ..........79
+ Pilot Lite Cannot Control a Module Showing
in the Control Window ...................................................................79
+ Pilot Lite Reports “Not Ready” Status .......................................79
CCS Software Application or Remote Control Panel Does Not
Communicate with Module ............................................................80
Alarm Query Fails When a Device Reboots ...................................80
Hardware Communication and Control Issues ......................................81
Frames Fail to Communicate with the PC after a Power Failure ...81
Module Does Not Seem to Work ....................................................81
Contacting Customer Service .................................................................81
Index
Keywords ...............................................................................................83
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Preface
Manual Information
Purpose
This manual details the features, installation, operation, maintenance,
and specifications for the HMX6800+BC8 Audio Multiplexers.
Audience
This manual is written for engineers, technicians, and operators
responsible for installation, setup, maintenance, and/or operation of the
HMX6800+BC8 Audio Multiplexers.
Revision History
Table P-1. Revision History of Manual
Edition
Date
Comments
A
February 2007
Initial release
B
November 2007
Update breakout cable information
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Writing Conventions
To enhance your understanding, the authors of this manual have
adhered to the following text conventions:
Table P-2. Writing Conventions
Term or
Convention
Description
Bold
Indicates dialog boxes, property sheets, fields, buttons,
check boxes, list boxes, combo boxes, menus,
submenus, windows, lists, and selection names
Italics
Indicates E-mail addresses, the names of books or
publications, and the first instances of new terms and
specialized words that need emphasis
CAPS
Indicates a specific key on the keyboard, such as
ENTER, TAB, CTRL, ALT, or DELETE
Code
Indicates variables or command-line entries, such as a
DOS entry or something you type into a field
>
Indicates the direction of navigation through a hierarchy
of menus and windows
hyperlink
Indicates a jump to another location within the
electronic document or elsewhere
Internet address
Indicates a jump to a Web site or URL
Note
Indicates important information that helps to avoid and
troubleshoot problems
Obtaining Documents
Product support documents can be viewed or downloaded from our
website. Alternatively, contact your Customer Service representative to
request a document.
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Unpacking/Shipping Information
Unpacking a Product
This product was carefully inspected, tested, and calibrated before
shipment to ensure years of stable and trouble-free service.
1. Check equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred
during transit.
2. Confirm that you have received all items listed on the packing list.
3. Contact your dealer if any item on the packing list is missing.
4. Contact the carrier if any item is damaged.
5. Remove all packaging material from the product and its associated
components before you install the unit.
Keep at least one set of original packaging, in the event that you need to
return a product for servicing.
Product Servicing
Except for firmware upgrades, HMX6800+BC8 modules are not
designed for field servicing. All hardware upgrades, modifications, or
repairs require you to return the modules to the Customer Service
center.
Returning a Product
In the unlikely event that your product fails to operate properly, please
contact Customer Service to obtain a Return Authorization (RA)
number, then send the unit back for servicing.
Keep at least one set of original packaging in the event that a product
needs to be returned for service. If the original package is not available,
you can supply your own packaging as long as it meets the following
criteria:
•
The packaging must be able to withstand the product’s weight.
•
The product must be held rigid within the packaging.
•
There must be at least 2 in. (5 cm) of space between the product and
the container.
•
The corners of the product must be protected.
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Ship products back to us for servicing prepaid and, if possible, in the
original packaging material. If the product is still within the warranty
period, we will return the product prepaid after servicing.
Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Compliance
Directive 2002/95/EC—commonly known as the European Union (EU)
Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)—sets limits on the use of
certain substances found in electrical and electronic equipment. The
intent of this legislation is to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals
that may leach out of landfill sites or otherwise contaminate the
environment during end-of-life recycling. The Directive, which took
effect on July 1, 2006, refers to the following hazardous substances:
•
Lead (Pb)
•
Mercury (Hg)
•
Cadmium (Cd)
•
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-V1)
•
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
•
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
According to this EU Directive, all products sold in the European Union
will be fully RoHS-compliant and “lead-free.” (See our website for
more information on dates and deadlines for compliance.) Spare parts
supplied for the repair and upgrade of equipment sold before
July 1, 2006 are exempt from the legislation. Equipment that complies
with the EU directive will be marked with a RoHS-compliant emblem,
as shown in Figure P-1.
Figure P-1. RoHS Compliance Emblem
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Waste from Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) Compliance
The European Union (EU) Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste from
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) deals with the collection,
treatment, recovery, and recycling of electrical and electronic waste
products. The objective of the WEEE Directive is to assign the
responsibility for the disposal of associated hazardous waste to either
the producers or users of these products. As of August 13, 2005, the
producers or users of these products were required to recycle electrical
and electronic equipment at end of its useful life, and may not dispose
of the equipment in landfills or by using other unapproved methods.
(Some EU member states may have different deadlines.)
In accordance with this EU Directive, companies selling electric or
electronic devices in the EU will affix labels indicating that such
products must be properly recycled. (See our website for more
information on dates and deadlines for compliance.) Contact your local
sales representative for information on returning these products for
recycling. Equipment that complies with the EU directive will be
marked with a WEEE-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure P-2.
Figure P-2. WEEE Compliance Emblem
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Safety
Carefully review all safety precautions to avoid injury and prevent
damage to this product or any products connected to it. If this product is
rack-mountable, it should be mounted in an appropriate rack using the
rack-mounting positions and rear support guides provided. It is
recommended that each frame be connected to a separate electrical
circuit for protection against circuit overloading. If this product relies
on forced air cooling, it is recommended that all obstructions to the air
flow be removed prior to mounting the frame in the rack.
If this product has a provision for external earth grounding, it is
recommended that the frame be grounded to earth via the protective
earth ground on the rear panel.
IMPORTANT! Only qualified personnel should perform service
procedures.
Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual
WARNING
Statements identifying conditions or
practices that may result in personal injury
or loss of life. High voltage is present.
CAUTION
Statements identifying conditions or
practices that can result in damage to the
equipment or other property.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
The HMX6800+BC8 HD/SD Audio Multiplexers embed 8 AES audio
signals, in both balanced and unbalanced formats, into a single 1.5 Gb/s
HD or 270 Mb/s SD video stream. Following SMPTE specifications,
this embedder can embed up to eight AES audio signals into four
groups in the horizontal ancillary region of the HD-SDI or SD-SDI
output signal. The sample rate conversion can be disabled for
Dolby E®/compressed audio compliancy.
HMX6800+BC8 modules auto-detect between HD-SDI and SD-SDI
signals with full channel selection per HD or SD signal. Built-in video
and audio processing amplifiers allow for full control over the picture
and sound.
Each HMX6800+BC8 includes a module-specific breakout cable that
expands the number of available connections beyond what would fit on
a standard two-slot back connector. The breakout cable includes an
RS-422 serial connector to embed metadata.
HMX6800+BC8 modules can be controlled at the card edge; or
controlled and monitored through Pilot Lite, Pilot, Navigator, and
CCS-compliant control panels.
The following topics are described in this chapter:
•
“Product Description” on page 2
•
“Module Descriptions” on page 3
•
“Breakout Cables” on page 6
•
“Signal Flow” on page 11
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Product Description
HMX6800+BC8 modules have the following features:
2
•
Automatic detection of all SMPTE 292M HDTV video standards
and SMPTE 259M 525/625 component video standards
•
16-, 20-, or 24-bit audio processing (selectable word length in
channel pairs)
•
Audio test tone generator
•
Programmable audio delays (up to 1.3 s)
•
Inputs:
•
SMPTE 292M HD-SDI or SMPTE 259M SD-SDI input
•
Eight unbalanced AES digital audio or eight balanced AES
digital audio inputs
•
Four SMPTE 292M HD-SDI with SMPTE 299M embedded audio
or SMPTE 259M SD-SDI with SMPTE 272M embedded audio
outputs
•
Video delay for 1 video stream (up to 5 frames for HD and 25
frames for SD)
•
Sample rate conversion disable on AES inputs for Dolby /
compressed audio embedding
•
Optional ancillary data space cleaning mode before embedding
•
24-bit AES input audio embedding
•
Data embedding (Dolby-E metadata)
•
HD and SD video processing amplifier with controls for luminance
gain, luminance offset, chrominance gain, chrominance offset,
white clip, black clip, and hue (SD only)
•
Audio processing amplifier with controls for delay, gain, invert,
channel multiplexing, and averaging
•
Thumbnail streaming of output video, when installed in an
FR6802+QXF frame that also contains a 6800+Eth resource
module
•
Card-edge LEDs to indicate signal presence (both audio and video)
and module failure
•
Serial and Ethernet remote control and monitoring
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Module Descriptions
Front Module
Figure 1-1 is a generic top-front view of a typical 6800+ module and
shows the general location of standard LEDs, controls, and jumpers.
Remote/
local control
jumper
Module Hex switch
status (Mode select
LEDs
rotary switch)
Navigation Control
LEDs
toggle
switch
Monitoring
LEDs
Extractor
handle
Figure 1-1. Typical 6800+ Module
Table 1-1 on page 4 briefly describes generic 6800+ LEDs, switches,
and jumpers. See “Operation” on page 25 for more information on
specific HMX6800+BC8 module controls, LEDs, and jumpers.
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Table 1-1. Generic 6800+ Module Features
Feature
Description
Module status
LEDs
Various color and lighting combinations of these LEDs
indicate the module state. See “Module Status LEDs” on
page 61 for more information.
Mode select
rotary switch
This switch selects between various control parameters.
Navigation
toggle switch
This switch navigates up and down through the available
control parameters:
• Up: Decrease
• Down: Increase
Control LEDs
Various lighting combinations of these control LEDs
(sometimes referred to as “Bank Select LEDs”) indicate
the currently selected bank. See Table 3-7 on page 36
for more information.
Monitoring
LEDs
Each 6800+ module has a number of LEDs assigned to
indicate varying states/functions. See “Monitoring
LEDs” on page 60 for a description of these LEDs.
Local/Remote
control jumper
• Local: Locks out external control panels and allows
card-edge control only; limits the functionality of
remote software applications to alarm monitoring
• Remote: Allows remote or local (card-edge)
configuration, operation, and monitoring of the
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Back Connectors
HMX6800+BC8 Back Connector for FR6802+ Frame
Figure 1-2 shows the double-slot back connector used by the
HMX6800+BC8 when installed in an FR6802+QXF frame.
Not connected
HD/SD-SDI IN
HD/SD-SDI OUT1
HD/SD-SDI OUT2
Breakout Cable
- 8 AES inputs
- Metadata input
- DARS input
HD/SD-SDI OUT3
HD/SD-SDI OUT4
Figure 1-2. HMX6800+BC8 Back Connector
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Breakout Cables
Each HMX6800+BC8 comes with an unbalanced-audio breakout cable
similar to the one pictured in Figure 1-3. An optional balanced-audio
breakout cable, as seen in Figure 1-4 on page 7. For ordering
information, see Figure 2-2 on page 15.
DARS balanced in
Unbalanced AES 1 out
Unbalanced AES 2 out
Unbalanced AES 3 out
Unbalanced AES 4 out
Unbalanced AES 1 in
Unbalanced AES 2 in
Unbalanced AES 3 in
Unbalanced AES 4 in
DARS in
Data I/O
Genlock
Serial
Figure 1-3. HMX6800+BC8 Unbalanced-Audio Breakout Cable
(Part Number 6800+OPT+16+C)
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Balanced AES 5 in (female)
Balanced AES 6 in (female)
Balanced AES 7 in (female)
Balanced AES 8 in (female)
Balanced AES 1 in (female)
Balanced AES 2 in (female)
Balanced AES 3 in (female)
Balanced AES 4 in (female)
DARS balanced in
DARS in
Data I/O
Genlock
Serial
Figure 1-4. HMX6800+BC8 Balanced-Audio Breakout Cable
(Part Number 6800+OPT+16+XF)
If you need to make your own breakout cable, pinouts are listed in
Table 1-2, and pin numbers for the 44-pin connector are listed in
Figure 1-5.
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Figure 1-5. Pin Numbers for 44-pin Connector
Table 1-2. Pinouts for 44-pin Connector
Pin No.
on
Description
DB-44M
Connection Type on Connection Type on Cable
Unbalanced Cable
Balanced Cable
Color
30
Balanced AES1B (-)
XLR5(XLR-3F)
Blue
44
Balanced AES1B (+)
XLR5(XLR-3F)
Blue
27
Balanced AES5B (-)
XLR1(XLR-3F)
Blue
41
Balanced AES5B (+)
XLR1(XLR-3F)
Blue
42
Balanced AES2B (-)
XLR6(XLR-3F)
Blue
43
Balanced AES2B (+)
XLR6(XLR-3F)
Blue
24
Balanced AES6B (-)
XLR2(XLR-3F)
Blue
38
Balanced AES6B (+)
XLR2(XLR-3F)
Blue
Not connected
14
Balanced AES3B (-)
XLR7(XLR-3F)
Blue
15
Balanced AES3B (+)
XLR7(XLR-3F)
Blue
3
Balanced AES73B (-)
XLR3(XLR-3F)
Blue
18
Balanced AES7B (+)
XLR3(XLR-3F)
Blue
29
Balanced AES4B (-)
XLR8(XLR-3F)
Blue
28
Balanced AES4B (+)
XLR8(XLR-3F)
Blue
33
Balanced AES8B (-)
XLR4(XLR-3F)
Blue
34
Balanced AES8B (+)
XLR4(XLR-3F)
Blue
17
Balanced DARS In 2 (-)
XLR9(XLR-3F)
XLR9(XLR-3F)
White
16
Balanced DARS In 2 (+)
XLR9(XLR-3F)
XLR9(XLR-3F)
White
31
Balanced Serial In (-)
162A10019X
162A10019X
Green
32
Balanced Serial In (+)
162A10019X
162A10019X
Green
39
Balanced Serial Out (-)
162A10019X
162A10019X
Green
40
Balanced Serial Out (+)
162A10019X
162A10019X
Green
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Table 1-2. Pinouts for 44-pin Connector
Pin No.
on
Description
DB-44M
Connection Type on Connection Type on Cable
Unbalanced Cable
Balanced Cable
Color
1
DATA I/O 2
BNC11
BNC11
Yellow
2
DATA I/O 2 GND
BNC11-GND
BNC11-GND
Yellow
36
Unbalanced AES1
BNC5
White
12
Unbalanced AES5
BNC1
White
13
Unbalanced AES5 GND
BNC1-GND
White
21
Unbalanced AES2
BNC6
White
10
Unbalanced AES6
BNC2
White
11
Unbalanced AES6 GND
BNC2-GND
White
6
Unbalanced AES3
BNC7
White
Not connected
7
Unbalanced AES3 GND
BNC7-GND
White
23
Unbalanced AES7
BNC3
White
22
Unbalanced AES7 GND
BNC3-GND
White
4
Unbalanced AES4
BNC8
White
5
Unbalanced AES4 GND
BNC8-GND
White
26
Unbalanced AES8
BNC4
White
25
Unbalanced AES8 GND
BNC4-GND
White
RS232_GND
DB 9.5
Unbalanced AES2 GND
BNC6-GND
RS422_FR_GND
DB 9.1
Unbalanced AES1 GND/
BNC5-GND
RS422_FR_GND
DB 9.9
DB 9.9
Black
19
Unbalanced DARS In 1
BNC9
BNC9
White
20
Unbalanced DARS In 1 GND BNC9-GND
BNC9-GND
White
8
DATA IO 1
BNC10
BNC10
Yellow
9
DATA IO 1 GND
BNC10-GND
BNC10-GND
Yellow
35
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Not connected
DB 9.1
Not connected
Black
White
Black
White
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RS-422/RS-232 Cable
Table 1-3. Pin Assignment of DB-9 Connector (Female) in
RS-422 Format
Pin No.
Signal
Comments
1
FG
Frame Ground
9
FG
Frame Ground
5
FG
Frame Ground
2
TA(Tx-)
Transmitted Data -
7
TB(Tx+)
Transmitted Data +
8
RA(Rx-)
Received Data -
3
RB(Rx+)
Received Data +
4
Not connected
6
Table 1-4. Pin Assignment of DB-9 Connector (Female) in
RS-232 Format
Pin No.
Signal
Comments
1
FG
Frame Ground
9
FG
Frame Ground
5
FG
Frame Ground
2
Tx
Transmitted Data
7
Not connected
8
3
Rx
Received Data
4
Not connected
6
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Signal Flow
HD/SD-SDI out 1
HD/SD-SDI out 2
Video
proc
HD/SD-SDI in
Metadata
embedder
Audio
embedder
HD/SD-SDI out 3
9
HD/SD-SDI out 4
Metadata in
AES in 11
AES in 21
AES in 31
AES in 41
Delay
Audio proc
1
AES in 5
AES in 61
AES in 71
Midplane
I/O
AES in 81
CCS and Q-SEE
remote monitoring
and control
1
AES unbalanced (BNC) connections via breakout cable (included).
Balanced (XLR) AES inputs available with optional balanced breakout
cable (ordered separately).
Figure 1-6. HMX6800+BC8 Signal Flow Diagram
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Chapter 2
Installation
Overview
This chapter describes the HMX6800+BC8 installation process,
including the following topics:
•
“Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings” on page 14
•
“Unpacking the Module” on page 15
•
“Setting Jumper CJ1 for Local or Remote Control” on page 16
•
“Installing 6800+ Modules” on page 17
•
“Upgrading Module Firmware” on page 18
See the FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for
information about installing and operating an FR6802+ frame and its
components.
Caution
Before installing this product, read the 6800+ Series Safety
Instructions and Standards Manual shipped with every
FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual or
downloadable from our website. This safety manual contains
important information about the safe installation and
operation of 6800+ series products.
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Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings
The power consumption for the HMX6800+BC8 module is 12 W.
Table 2-1 describes the maximum allowable power ratings for 6800+
frames. Note the given maximums before installing any 6800+ modules
in your frame.
Table 2-1. Maximum Power Ratings for 6800+ Frames
Max. Frame
Power
Dissipation
Number
Max. Power
of Usable Dissipation
Slots
Per Slot
FR6802+XF
(frame with AC power
supply)
120 W
20
6W
FR6802+XF48
(frame with DC power
supply)
105 W
20
5.25 W
FR6802+QXF frame
(with AC or DC power
supply)
120W
20
6W
6800+ Frame
Type
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Unpacking the Module
Preparing the Product for Installation
Before you install the HMX6800+BC8, perform the following:
Note
Contact your Customer Service
representative if parts are
missing or damaged.
•
Check the equipment for any visible damage that may have
occurred during transit.
•
Confirm receipt of all items on the packing list. See “Checking the
Packing List” for more information.
•
Remove the anti-static shipping pouch, if present, and all other
packaging material.
•
Retain the original packaging materials for possible re-use.
See “Unpacking/Shipping Information” on page ix for information
about returning a product for servicing.
Checking the Packing List
\
Table 2-2. Available Product Packages
Ordered Product
Content Description
HMX6800+BC8D
• One HMX6800+BC8 front module
• One double-slot back connector
• One 6800+OPT+16+C breakout cable with
unbalanced audio connectors
• One HMX6800+BC8 Installation and
Operation Manual
6800+OPT+16+C
One breakout cable with unbalanced audio
connectors
6800+OPT+16+XF
One breakout cable with balanced audio
connectors
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Setting Jumper CJ1 for Local or Remote
Control
The HMX6800+BC8 module has one jumper, CJ1, which sets the
module for local or remote control.
CJ1 jumper
Figure 2-1. Jumper Locations
Note
You need to configure
modules for local or remote
operation prior to power-up.
To change the configuration,
first remove power from the
module, reset the jumper,
and then reapply power.
Follow this procedure to set the CJ1 jumper for either local or remote
control:
1. Locate jumper CJ1 on the module (behind the extractor handle).
Figure 2-1 shows the location of the CJ1 jumper.
2. Place a jumper on pins 1 and 2 to set the module for Remote
control, or pins 2 and 3 to set the module for Local control. See
Figure 2-2.
The white triangle near the
jumper pins on the module
indicates pin 1.
3
2
1
3
Remote control setting
2
1
Local control setting
Figure 2-2. CJ1 Settings for Local and Remote Control
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Installing 6800+ Modules
Required Frames and Back Connector Types
The HMX6800+BC8 modules have double-width back connectors that
can be installed in anor FR6802+QXF frame. HMX6800+BC8
modules cannot be installed in a FR6802+DM frame, a FR6800/7000
frame, or a frame without fans.
See the FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for details
on installing back connectors in an FR6802+ frame.
A FR6802+RM (rear support extension rails for 6800+ series frames)
option is recommended for the HMX6800+BC8 modules. See your
FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for installation
instructions.
Installing and Removing Modules
These modules require no specialized installation or removal
procedures. However, if installing both front and rear modules, ensure
that the back module is installed first before plugging in the front
module. When removing both the front and rear modules, ensure that
the front module is unplugged from the frame first, before removing the
rear module.
•
See the FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for
information about installing and operating an FR6802+ frame and
its components.
•
See the 6800+ Safety Instructions and Standards Manual for
important information about safely installing your module.
Once you have installed your HMX6800+BC8 modules, you can
connect them to the appropriate input and outputs.
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Upgrading Module Firmware
Firmware upgrading is a routine procedure that you must perform to
install newer versions of software on 6800+ modules. Pilot, Co-Pilot, or
Navigator software version 3.1.1 or later is required for this procedure.
The frame must contain or be connected to another frame that contains
an ICE6800+ module.
You can use either the discovery or the drag-and-drop method. When
performing the upgrading procedure, check the appropriate readme file
to confirm which files are needed. Use care to ensure that you upload
the correct files to the intended module.
In the unlikely event that the upgrade fails, the module may not respond
to controls and will appear to be non-functional. In that event, follow
the procedures described in “Correcting a Failed Upgrading Procedure”
on page 21.
Upgrading the Firmware
There are two methods for upgrading the firmware:
•
“Upgrading the Firmware Using the Discovery Method” on
page 18
•
“Upgrading Firmware Using the Drag-and-Drop Method” on
page 20
Upgrading the Firmware Using the Discovery Method
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware using the discovery method:
1. Download the most recent appropriate upgrade package from our
Web site or from your CD-ROM.
2. If the affected module has not been discovered, perform the
Discovery operation, as described in your CCS software application
manual or online help. (If you cannot discover the device, see
“Upgrading Firmware Using the Drag-and-Drop Method” on
page 20.)
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3. From the Tools menu, select Software Upgrade.
The Software Upgrade window opens or is brought to the
foreground.
Device Options provide
access to options for
entering Telnet and FTP
user name and password,
and creating automatic
backups.
Package Info includes a
list of the components
contained in the ZIP file.
Figure 2-3. Software Upgrade Tool’s New Transfer Tab
4. On the New Transfer tab, click Add.
The Device Selection dialog opens.
5. Select one or more devices, and then click OK to close the Add
Device dialog box.
You can only add one unit from each IP address. All items in a
frame have the same IP address.
The selected devices appear in the table on the New Transfer tab of
the Software Upgrade window. This table lists devices that are to
receive the same upgrade package.
For each device in this table, you can highlight its position in the
Tree View by clicking Find Device. You can check the software
revision numbers, etc., by clicking Version Info, and create an
automatic backup by clicking the Device Options... button. (Place a
check beside Software Backup and enter a file name or click
Browse to choose a new file location.)
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Note
Closing the Software Upgrade
window does not affect any of
the transfer processes that may
be running in the background.
6. Press Browse... to select the software upgrade package (ZIP file).
A standard Windows File Selection dialog opens.
7. Choose the upgrade ZIP file on a local or network drive.
The selected file’s path name is displayed in the edit box to the left
of the Browse… button.
The extraction process on the ZIP file is handled as part of the
upgrade process. You do not need to extract the files yourself.
8. Press Submit Transfer...
Note
If you try to log off or exit the
CCS software while a transfer is
underway, a notification
window will alert you that
processes are still active and
will ask if you want to terminate
these processes.
A dialog box opens, requesting confirmation that you want to
proceed with the request. If you have multiple devices selected,
multiple transfer tasks are submitted—one per device.
The transfer now progresses. You may close the Software Upgrade
window, continue with other tasks, or switch to the Progress tab to
view the status of the transfers.
9. Click on the Log tab and look at the Progress column to ensure that
all files have correctly updated.
The module is automatically rebooted following an upgrade
procedure.
Upgrading Firmware Using the Drag-and-Drop Method
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware using the drag-and-drop
method:
1. Download the appropriate most recent upgrade package fromour
Web site or from your CD-ROM, and then unzip the upgrade
package.
2. If the affected module has not been discovered by your CCS
software application, enter the Build mode, and then drag or copy
and paste the module’s device icon from the catalog folder into the
Network or Discovery folder.
3. Right-click the device icon, and then select Properties.
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4. On the Device tab of the Navigation Properties box, enter the IP
address of the frame that holds the module. (See Figure 2-4.)
Enter frame IP number here
Do not make changes
in this field
Figure 2-4. Navigation Properties Box
Caution
If you make changes in the last field (located above and to
the right of the Set Default button), you may lose your
connection to the module. If this happens, you will need to
rediscover the module.
5. In the third field, enter the slot number of the module, and then
close the window.
You can now continue upgrading your device’s firmware as in
“Upgrading the Firmware Using the Discovery Method” on page 18,
starting with step 3.
Correcting a Failed Upgrading Procedure
Firmware upgrades may fail in the event of network interruptions,
power failures, or if files were sent to the wrong 6800+ module.
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These problems can be corrected by re-installing the firmware while in
Boot Loader mode, as described in the following pages. Before you
perform this procedure, check the appropriate readme file to confirm
which files are needed. Use care to ensure that you upload the correct
files to the intended module.
Follow these steps to upgrade a 6800+ module in Boot Loader mode:
1. Remove the affected module from the 6800+ frame.
Hex switch (mode
select rotary switch)
Navigation toggle
switch
Figure 2-5. Buttons on a Typical Card Edge
2. Set the hex switch to F.
3. While pressing the Navigation toggle switch down, reinsert the
module into the frame.
Note
To successfully upgrade the
firmware, you must follow these
steps in the exact sequence
described.
4. Download the most recent appropriate upgrade package from our
Web site or from your CD-ROM, and then unzip the upgrade
package.
5. If the affected module has not been discovered by your CCS
software application, enter Build mode, and then drag or copy and
paste the module’s device icon from the catalog folder into the
Network or Discovery folder.
6. Right-click the device icon, and then select Properties.
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7. On the Device tab of the Navigation Properties box, enter the IP
address of the frame that holds the module. (See Figure 2-6.)
Enter frame IP
address here
Do not make changes in
this field
Figure 2-6. Navigation Properties Box
Caution
If you make changes in the last field (located above and to
the right of the Set Default button), you may lose your
connection to the module. If this happens, you will need to
rediscover the module.
8. In the third field, enter
1.0.[slotnumber]
(In this example, 1.0.5 refers to the module in slot 5 of the frame.)
9. Close the window.
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10. Double-click the device icon.
The Configuration... box opens. On the File Transfer tab, the
/frame/slot (where x is the slot number) directory appears in the
Select the device directory to transfer to: field.
Note
You must delete unwanted files
in the Add upgrade files for
transfer to device: field before
transferring the files. Otherwise,
the upgrading procedure will
fail.
11. Click Add.
12. In the Add Upgrade Files box, browse to the module’s upgrade
package, and then click OK.
13. Choose the file you wish to upgrade, and then click OK.
14. Click Perform Transfer, and then click Yes.
This may take several minutes.
15. Wait for the message File transfer to device succeeded in the
status bar.
Note
Some 6800+ modules will
reboot automatically. In these
cases, the Reboot button will be
grayed out.
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16. Click Reboot Device, and then click Yes.
After the module has rebooted, a message box advises you to wait
until the device has rebooted.
17. Wait 30 seconds.
Your upgrade procedure is complete.
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Operation
Overview
This chapter describes how to operate HMX6800+BC8 modules using
card-edge controls only. The following topics are discussed in this
chapter:
•
“Operating Notes” on page 26
•
“Activating Multiplexer Functions” on page 27
•
“Cross-Functional Parameter Changes” on page 33
•
“Changing Parameter Settings” on page 36
•
“LEDs and Alarms” on page 60
See the following documents for information on how to operate this
product remotely:
•
+Pilot Lite User Manual for serial interface
•
CCS Pilot, CoPilot, Navigator, or RCP-CCS-1U Remote Control
Panel manual for Ethernet interface
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Operating Notes
When setting the control parameters on the HMX6800+BC8, observe
the following:
•
If you make changes to certain parameters, other related parameters
may also be affected. See “Cross-Functional Parameter Changes”
on page 33 for more information.
•
When you change a parameter, the effect is immediate. However,
the module requires up to 30 seconds to save the latest change.
After 30 seconds, the new settings are saved and will be restored if
the module loses power and must be restarted.
Q-SEE Compliant Thumbnails
When installed in an FR6802+QXF frame that also contains a
6800+Eth resource module, HMX6800+BC8 module control windows
have an extra Streaming tab in CCS Pilot and Navigator (version 3.2.1
or later). Here you can view output video from the module.
In addition, video from the HMX6800+BC8, displayed at up to three
frames per second, can be displayed on the 6800+Eth’s control page,
and (for CCS Navigator only) on Graphical Navigation pages.
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Activating Multiplexer Functions
The following sections provide information about the HMX6800+BC8
special functions:
•
“Audio Test Tones” on page 27
•
“Audio Embedding Modes” on page 27
•
“Audio Embedding Errors” on page 32
•
“Input Audio Rate” on page 32
Audio Test Tones
Table 3-1 describes the frequency and levels of each audio output test
tone, available as a selection from each of the Output Ch (1 - 16)
Source Select parameters (see page 44 and page 58):
Table 3-1. Audio Test Tones
Test Tone
Frequency
Level
Test Tone 1
400 Hz
-20 dBFS
Test Tone 2
1 kHz
-20 dBFS
Test Tone 3
2 kHz
-20 dBFS
Test Tone 4
4 kHz
-20 dBFS
Audio Embedding Modes
The audio embedder component in the HMX6800+BC8 is composed of
several smaller subcomponent blocks:
•
One ancillary data stripper (ADS)
•
Four audio embedding subcomponents
The first subcomponent is an ancillary data stripper (ADS). This block
removes all ancillary data packets in the input SDI stream, prior to
embedding.
Following the ADS block are four separate audio-embedding
subcomponents. Each subcomponent has the ability to operate on only
one audio group, either appending or overwriting a predetermined
group onto the SDI stream.
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The audio embedding modes are Audio Group (1 - 4) Mode
parameters (see page 44 and page 58). Table 3-2 briefly describes the
Off, Append, OverWrt, and Auto options available from each of the
embedding modes.
Table 3-2. Embedding Mode Options
Options
Description
Off
Disables embedding of the selected audio group
Append
Attempts to insert the audio data and control packets
immediately following the last existing audio data/control
packet in the horizontal ancillary region
(This setting is valid only if the audio group to be
embedded does not already exist.)
See Figure 3-1 on page 29 and Figure 3-2 on page 30 for
more information on Append embedding mode.
OverWrt
Attempts to overwrite existing audio data and control
packets of the same group number with the new audio data
(This setting is valid only if the audio group to be
embedded already exists.)
In this setting, if the new sample distribution does not
exactly match the existing audio data packet sample
distribution, the embedder will mark some audio data
packets for deletion (DID word will be set to 180h).
To avoid sample distribution issues, enable the ADS
Clean feature.
See Figure 3-3 on page 31 for more information on
OverWrt embedding mode.
Auto
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Attempts first to overwrite existing audio data and control
packets of the same audio group number; failing that,
appends the new audio data and control packets
immediately following the last existing audio data/control
packet
Refer to the Audio Group (1 - 4) Exists parameters to
determine what audio groups are already present in the
incoming SDI signal.
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Append Embedding
ADS before embedding
EAV
ADS after embedding group
EAV
Group 1
ADS before embedding
EAV
Other
Other
auxilliary data auxilliary data
B
A
ADS after embedding group
EAV
Other
Other
auxilliary data auxilliary data
B
A
Group 1
ADS before embedding
EAV
Pre-existing
Group 1
Pre-existing
Group 1
Result: Error is returned
EAV
Figure 3-1. Append Embedding Mode, Part 1
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ADS before embedding
EAV
Group 1
ADS after embedding group 2
EAV
Group 1
Group 2
ADS before embedding
EAV
Group 2
ADS after embedding group 1
EAV
Group 1
Group 2
ADS before embedding
EAV
Other
auxillary
data
Other
auxillary
data
Other
auxillary
data
ADS after attempting to embed group 1
EAV
Other
auxillary
data
Other
auxillary
data
Other
auxillary
data
Result: Error is returned
Figure 3-2. Append Embedding Mode, Part 2
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Overwrite Embedding
ADS before embedding
EAV
ADS after attempting to embed group 1
EAV
Result: Error is returned
ADS before embedding
EAV
other
other
auxilliary data auxilliary data
A
B
ADS after attempting to embed group 1
EAV
other
other
auxilliary data auxilliary data
A
B
Result: Error is returned
ADS before embedding
EAV
Pre-existing Group 1
ADS after embedding group 1 (with overwrite group specified as Group 1)
EAV
Group 1
Figure 3-3. OverWrt Embedding Mode
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Audio Embedding Errors
Table 3-3 describes Group (1 - 4) Append Embedding Error and
Group (1 - 4) Overwrite Embed Error audio embedding errors (also
see page 56).
Table 3-3. Audio Embedding Error Descriptions
Error
Description
Group (1 - 4)
Append
Embedding
Error
Occurs if the embedder is set to Append mode for a
particular audio group, but that audio group already exists
in the incoming SDI signal
In this case, the embedder will not embed another audio
data and control packet of the same audio group, as this
will result in incorrect audio sample distribution.
Group (1 - 4)
Overwrite
Embed Error
Occurs if the embedder is set to Overwrite mode for a
particular audio group, but that audio group does not exist
in the incoming SDI signal
To avoid embedding errors, follow these guidelines:
•
Set the embedding mode to Auto. If the group is present, it will be
overwritten; if it is not present, it will be appended. The overwrite
and append errors are actually warnings that the desired operation is
not being performed.
•
In SD-SDI mode do not overwrite embedded groups of 20-bit audio
samples with groups of 24-bit audio samples. The required
extended data packet information appended to that group may
overwrite a pre-existing audio group. For 24-bit audio embedding,
use the ADS Clean feature provided.
Input Audio Rate
When embedding audio in PCM mode (Audio Ch [1 - 16] Format =
PCM or Audio Ch [1 - 16] Format = Auto and Audio Ch [1 - 16]
Format Feedback = PCM), the input audio sample rate may be from
32 kHz to 96 kHz. This input audio will be sample rate converted to 48
kHz prior to embedding in the HD video signal; as well, the embedder
will indicate 48 kHz in the “Rate” word of the audio control packet for
each embedded audio group.
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When embedding audio in Non-PCM mode (Audio Ch [1 - 16]
Format = Non-PCM or Audio Ch [1 - 16] Format = Auto and Audio
Ch [1 - 16] Format Feedback = Non-PCM), the input audio sample
rate must be 48 kHz, and it must be frequency locked to the source
video. In this scenario, the sample rate conversion function is bypassed
and the embedder will indicate 48 kHz in the “Rate” word of the audio
control packet for each embedded audio group.
Cross-Functional Parameter Changes
When you configure certain parameters, you force a change in other
associated parameters. The various conditions that affect parameter
availability or settings are described in the following sections:
•
“ADS Clean Parameter” on page 33
•
“PCM/Non-PCM Settings” on page 34
•
“Channel Word Length” on page 34
•
“Parameter Availability based on Operating Mode” on page 35
ADS Clean Parameter
Depending on the setting of the ADS Clean parameter, the Audio
Group (1 - 4) Embedding Mode parameters will have different
options.
Table 3-4. ADS Clean Parameter
ADS Clean State
Audio Group (1 - 4)
Embedding Mode Options
Yes
• Off
• Append
No
• Off
• Append
• OverWrt
• Auto
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PCM/Non-PCM Settings
Depending on whether or not a channel’s format is PCM, that channel’s
Gain and Invert parameters will be enabled or disabled.
Table 3-5 describes how the PCM format setting for Channel 1 affects
the Gain and Invert options for Channel 01. Similar conditions apply to
channels 2 - 16 when their audio formats are changed.
Note that the forced setting (center column) takes effect before the
identified parameter (right column) becomes enabled/disabled.
Table 3-5. Cross-Functional Parameters
Condition
Forced Setting
Enabled/Disabled
Parameters
Audio Ch 1 Format = Non-PCM
or
Audio Ch 1 Format = Auto
and
Audio Ch 1 Format Feedback = Non-PCM
• Audio Ch 1 Gain = 0 dB
• Audio Ch 1 Gain = Disabled
• Audio Ch 1 Invert = No
• Audio Ch 1 Invert = Disabled
Audio Ch 1 Format = PCM
or
Audio Ch 1 Format = Auto
and
Audio Ch 1 Format Feedback= PCM
• Audio Ch 1 Gain = Enabled
• Audio Ch 1 Invert = Enabled
Channel Word Length
If in HD mode, the default value for all Audio Ch XX-XX Word
Length parameters is 24 bits. In SD mode, it is 20 bits.
In SD mode if at least one channel is set to 24 bits, the corresponding
embedder will enable 24-bits embedding.
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Parameter Availability based on Operating Mode
Depending on whether the operating mode is HD or SD, some
parameters will be enabled and some disabled.
•
The HD parameters will apply when SDI Input Video Standard
Set is set to one of the HD operating modes, or when the SDI Input
Video Standard Set is set to Auto and SDI IP Video Standard
Feedback is one of the HD operating modes.
•
The SD parameters will apply when SDI Input Video Standard
Set is set to either SD 525 or SD 625, or the SDI Input Video
Standard Set is set to Auto and SDI IP Video Standard Feedback
is SD 525 or SD 625.
Table 3-6. Parameter Availability Based on Operating Mode
Condition
Enabled Parameters
Disabled Parameters
HD Operating Mode
•
•
•
•
• EDH Present
• EDH Error Counter
• EDH Error Counter Clear
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1080i/25 (295M)
1080i/30
1080i/29.97
1080i/25
1080p/30
1080p/29.97
1080p/25
1080p/24
1080p/23.98
1080PsF/24
1080PsF/23.98
720p/60
720p/59.94
720p/50
SDI Operating Mode
• SD 525
• SD 625
Y CRC Error Counter
Y CRC Error Counter Clear
C CRC Error Counter
C CRC Error Counter Clear
• EDH Present
• EDH Error Counter
• EDH Error Counter Clear
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•
•
•
Y CRC Error Counter
Y CRC Error Counter Clear
C CRC Error Counter
C CRC Error Counter Clear
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Changing Parameter Settings
You can change parameter settings at the card edge for
HMX6800+BC8 modules; or you can change the parameter settings,
and view read-only parameters, and view alarms and adjust alarm
settings using CCS software. See the following topics for more
information:
•
“Changing Parameter Settings using Card-Edge Controls” on
page 36
•
“Changing Parameter Settings using CCS Software” on page 49
Changing Parameter Settings using Card-Edge Controls
Follow these steps to change the HMX6800+BC8 parameter settings:
1. Rotate the hex switch (mode select rotary switch) to “0.”
2. Once the hex switch is set to “0,” toggle the navigation switch up or
down to select a bank.
View the two control LEDs next to the navigation toggle switch to
see which bank is currently selected. (See Table 3-7.)
See “Setting HMX6800+BC8 Control Parameters” on page 38 to
view the various banks, hex switch positions, and corresponding
parameter options and values.
Table 3-7. Selected Bank as Indicated by Control LEDs
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LED 3
LED 2
LED 1
LED 0
Bank Number
Off
Off
Off
Off
0
Off
Off
Off
On
1
Off
Off
On
Off
2
Off
Off
On
On
3
Off
On
Off
Off
4
Off
On
Off
On
5
Off
On
On
Off
6
Off
On
On
On
7
On
Off
Off
Off
8
On
Off
Off
On
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3. Rotate the hex switch to the parameter number (1 to 9) or letter
(A to F) of the option you want to set.
Note
For best results, use the
available 6800+ software
control options (serial/local or
Ethernet/remote) to aid in
viewing, setting, and confirming
parameter values.
4. Toggle the navigation switch to select and set the value of the
chosen parameter.
5. Rotate the hex switch to another parameter number/letter in the
current bank, and then repeat step 4.
or
Rotate the hex switch to “0” again to select a different bank, and
then repeat steps 3 and 4.
Recalling Factory Default Parameter Settings
“Setting HMX6800+BC8 Control Parameters” on page 38 describes all
of the parameter settings for the HMX6800+BC8, including the
original factory defaults. To return this module to its factory default
settings, you can either reset each parameter individually or do a global
recall following this procedure:
1. Rotate the hex switch to “0.”
2. Toggle the navigation switch to the bank number “0.”
Use the control LEDs to verify which bank you have selected, or
use an available 6800+ software control option (serial/local or
Ethernet/remote) to aid in confirming your bank selection.
3. Rotate the hex switch to the global recall parameter “F.”
4. Toggle the navigation switch to “On.”
Use an available 6800+ software control option to aid in viewing,
setting, and confirming the parameter value.
Reading Software and Hardware Versions
The current software version of your HMX6800+BC8 module can only
be viewed using a CCS-enabled control panel or a CCS software
application, such as Pilot or +Pilot Lite. See your RCP-CCS-1U
Installation and Operation Manual, CCS software application user
manual, or CCS software application online help for information on
viewing software and hardware version numbers.
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Setting HMX6800+BC8 Control Parameters
Note
The sequence of options
listed in the Options column
mirrors the sequence
achieved when you move the
Navigation Toggle switch
up.
Table 3-8 lists all of the card-edge parameters and options for the
HMX6800+BC8. All parameters clip unless otherwise indicated.
The On/Off combinations of the control LEDs on the card-edge indicate
the active bank number. See “Changing Parameter Settings” on page 36
for more information.
Legend
Bold option=Indicates that this is the default setting for the parameter.
Table 3-8. Card-Edge Parameter Options—HMX6800+BC8 Modules
Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
Function
Options
0, 1
SDI Input Video Standard Set
Selects the SDI input
video signal standard
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
0, 2
Y CRC Error Counter Clear
Clears the luminance
CRC error counter
• No
Clears the
chrominance CRC
error counter
• No
Clears the EDH error
counter
• No
0, 3
0, 4
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C CRC Error Counter Clear
EDH Error Counter Clear
Auto
SD 525
SD 625
1080I 25 (295M)
1080I 30
1080I 29.97
1080I 25
1080P 30
1080P 29.97
1080P 25
1080P 24
1080P 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080PsF 23.98
720P 60
720P 59.94
720P 50
• Yes
• Yes
• Yes
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
0, 5
Audio Input Type Select
Function
Options
Selects the type of
AES input
• Balanced
• Unbalanced
0, 6 to 0,
B
Reserved
0, C
Fade Rate
Controls the rate of
0.0 s to 10.0 s (1.0 s)
fading when channels
are swapped or muted
0, D
V-Bit Mute Enable
Enables audio channel • No
muting upon detection • Yes
of an incoming set
V-bit
0, E
Metadata Interface Type
Selects the metadata
interface type
• RS-232
Recalls the factory
default settings
• No
0, F
Factory Recall
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• Yes
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
1, 1
Input Audio Ch 1 Delay
1, 2
Input Audio Ch 2 Delay
1, 3
Input Audio Ch 3 Delay
1, 4
Input Audio Ch 4 Delay
1, 5
Input Audio Ch 5 Delay
1, 6
Input Audio Ch 6 Delay
1, 7
Input Audio Ch 7 Delay
1, 8
Input Audio Ch 8 Delay
1, 9
Input Audio Ch 9 Delay
1, A
Input Audio Ch 10 Delay
1, B
Input Audio Ch 11 Delay
1, C
Input Audio Ch 12 Delay
1, D
Input Audio Ch 13 Delay
1, E
Input Audio Ch 14 Delay
1, F
Input Audio Ch 15 Delay
2, 1
Input Audio Ch 16 Delay
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Function
Options
Adjusts delay for the
selected input audio
channel
0.0 ms to 1320.0 ms
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
2, 2
Audio Ch 1 Gain
2, 3
Audio Ch 2 Gain
2, 4
Audio Ch 3 Gain
2, 5
Audio Ch 4 Gain
2, 6
Audio Ch 5 Gain
2, 7
Audio Ch 6 Gain
2, 8
Audio Ch 7 Gain
2, 9
Audio Ch 8 Gain
2, A
Audio Ch 9 Gain
2, B
Audio Ch 10 Gain
2, C
Audio Ch 11 Gain
2, D
Audio Ch 12 Gain
2, E
Audio Ch 13 Gain
2, F
Audio Ch 14 Gain
3, 1
Audio Ch 15 Gain
3, 2
Audio Ch 16 Gain
Function
Options
Adjusts gain for the
specified output
channel
± 18.0 dB (0.0 dB)
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
3, 3
Audio Ch 1 Invert
3, 4
Audio Ch 2 Invert
3, 5
Audio Ch 3 Invert
3, 6
Audio Ch 4 Invert
3, 7
Audio Ch 5 Invert
3, 8
Audio Ch 6 Invert
3, 9
Audio Ch 7 Invert
3, A
Audio Ch 8 Invert
3, B
Audio Ch 9 Invert
3, C
Audio Ch 10 Invert
3, D
Audio Ch 11 Invert
3, E
Audio Ch 12 Invert
3, F
Audio Ch 13 Invert
4, 1
Audio Ch 14 Invert
4, 2
Audio Ch 15 Invert
4, 3
Audio Ch 16 Invert
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Function
Options
Invert control for the
specified output
channel
• No
• Yes
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
4, 4
Audio Ch 1 Mute
4, 5
Audio Ch 2 Mute
4, 6
Audio Ch 3 Mute
4, 7
Audio Ch 4 Mute
4, 8
Audio Ch 5 Mute
4, 9
Audio Ch 6 Mute
4, A
Audio Ch 7 Mute
4, B
Audio Ch 8 Mute
4, C
Audio Ch 9 Mute
4, D
Audio Ch 10 Mute
4, E
Audio Ch 11 Mute
4, F
Audio Ch 12 Mute
5, 1
Audio Ch 13 Mute
5, 2
Audio Ch 14 Mute
5, 3
Audio Ch 15 Mute
5, 4
Audio Ch 16 Mute
5, 5
Audio Ch 1/2 Word Length
5, 6
Audio Ch 3/4 Word Length
5, 7
Audio Ch 5/6 Word Length
5, 8
Audio Ch 7/8 Word Length
5, 9
Audio Ch 9/10 Word Length
5, A
Audio Ch 11/12 Word Length
5, B
Audio Ch 13/14Word Length
5, C
Audio Ch 15/16 Word Length
Function
Options
Enables muting for
the specified output
channel
• Off
Adjusts the sample
resolution for the
selected audio output
channel pair
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• 24 bits (Default for HD mode)
• 20 bits (Default for SD mode)
• 16 bits
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
Function
Options
Selects the source for
the specified output
channel
• Input Ch 1 (default for Out01Src)
5, D
Output Ch 1 Source Select
5, E
Output Ch 2 Source Select
5, F
Output Ch 3 Source Select
6, 1
Output Ch 4 Source Select
6, 2
Output Ch 5 Source Select
6, 3
Output Ch 6 Source Select
• Input Ch 7 (default for Out07Src)
6, 4
Output Ch 7 Source Select
• Input Ch 8 (default for Out08Src)
6, 5
Output Ch 8 Source Select
• Input Ch 9 (default for Out09Src)
6, 6
Output Ch 9 Source Select
• Input Ch 10 (default for Out10Src)
6, 7
Output Ch 10 Source Select
• Input Ch 11 (default for Out11Src)
6, 8
Output Ch 11 Source Select
6, 9
Output Ch 12 Source Select
6, A
Output Ch 13 Source Select
6, B
Output Ch 14 Source Select
• Input Ch 16 (default for Out16Src)
6, C
Output Ch 15 Source Select
• In Pair 1 Sum
6, D
Output Ch 16 Source Select
• In Pair 2 Sum
• Input Ch 2 (default for Out02Src)
• Input Ch 3 (default for Out03Src)
• Input Ch 4 (default for Out04Src)
• Input Ch 5 (default for Out05Src)
• Input Ch 6 (default for Out06Src)
• Input Ch 12 (default for Out12Src)
• Input Ch 13 (default for Out13Src)
• Input Ch 14 (default for Out14Src)
• Input Ch 15 (default for Out15Src)
• In Pair 3 Sum
• In Pair 4 Sum
• In Pair 5 Sum
• In Pair 6 Sum
• In Pair 7 Sum
• In Pair 8 Sum
• TstTone 400 Hz
• TstTone 1 kHz
• TstTone 2 kHz
• TstTone 4 kHz
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
Function
Options
Selects the format for
the specified output
audio channel
• PCM
6, E
Audio Ch 1 Format
6, F
Audio Ch 2 Format
7, 1
Audio Ch 3 Format
7, 2
Audio Ch 4 Format
7, 3
Audio Ch 5 Format
7, 4
Audio Ch 6 Format
7, 5
Audio Ch 7 Format
7, 6
Audio Ch 8 Format
7, 7
Audio Ch 9 Format
7, 8
Audio Ch 10 Format
7, 9
Audio Ch 11 Format
7, A
Audio Ch 12 Format
7, B
Audio Ch 13 Format
7, C
Audio Ch 14 Format
7, D
Audio Ch 15 Format
7, E
Audio Ch 16 Format
7, F
Metadata Embedding Enable
Enables embedding of • Enable
metadata
• Disable
8, 1
ADS Clean
Cleans the Ancillary
Data Space prior to
audio embedding
8, 2
Audio Group 1 Embedding
Mode
8, 3
Audio Group 2 Embedding
Mode
8, 4
Audio Group 3 Embedding
Mode
8, 5
Audio Group 4 Embedding
Mode
• Non-PCM
• Auto
• No
• Yes
Selects the embedding • Off
mode for the specified • Append
audio group
• OverWrt
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
8, 6
Video ProcAmp Enable
Function
Options
Enables the video
processing amplifier
• No
• Yes
8, 7
Y Gain
Adjusts gain for the Y
channel
-3.0 to +3.0 dB (0 dB)
8, 8
Cb Gain
Adjusts gain to the Cb
color difference
component
-3.0 to +3.0 dB (0 dB)
8, 9
Cr Gain
Adjusts gain to the Cr
color difference
component
-3.0 to +3.0 dB (0 dB)
8, A
Y Offset
Adjusts offset for the
Y channel
±100.6 mV (0 mV)
8, B
Cb Offset
Adjusts offset for the
Cb channel
±100.6 mV (0 mV)
8, C
Cr Offset
Adjusts offset for the
Cr channel
±100.6 mV (0 mV)
8, D
White Clip Enable
Controls level
clipping according to
the White Clip Level
control
• Disable
• Enable
8, E
White Clip Level
Sets the white clip
level
636.9 to 763.1 mV (700 mV)
8, F
Black Clip Enable
Controls level
clipping according to
the Black Clip Level
control
• Disable
• Enable
9, 1
Black Clip Level
Sets the black clip
level
-47.9 to +47.9 mV (0.0 mV)
9, 2
Hue
Adjusts the hue of the
incoming digital
video signal
-180° to +180° (0°)
(SD 525 and SD 625 only)
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
9, 3
9, 4
Video Delay Bypass
Horizontal Phase
Function
Options
Controls insertion of
the video delay circuit
in the signal
processing path
• No
• Yes
Adjusts the horizontal
timing
• 0 to 29.616 μsec (1080I30,
1080P30)
• 0 to 29.646 μsec (1080I29.97,
1080P29.97)
• 0 to 35.542 μsec
(1080I25, 1080P25)
• 0 to 37.024 μsec
(1080P24, 1080PsF24)
• 0 to 37.061 μsec
(1080P23.98, 1080PsF23.98)
• 0 to 31.987 μsec
(1080I25 SMPTE 295M)
• 0 to 22.209 μsec (720P60)
• 0 to 22.231 μsec (720P59.94)
• 0 to 26.653 μsec (720P50)
• 0 to 63.518 μsec (SD 525)
• 0 to 63.963 μsec (SD 625)
9, 5
Vertical Phase
Adjusts the vertical
timing
• 0 to 1124 lines (1080P/I/PsF)
• 0 to 1249 lines
(1080I25 SMPTE 295M)
• 0 to 749 lines (720P)
• 0 to 524 lines (SD 525)
• 0 to 624 lines (SD 625)
9, 6
9, 7 to
9, A
Video Delay
Controls the amount
of video delay in
frames
• 0-5 frames (HD)
• 0-25 frames (SD)
Reserved
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Bank,
Rotary Parameter Name
Switch
9, B
Metadata Embedding Line
Number
Function
Options
Controls the line to
which metadata
packets will be
embedded
• 9 to 41 (1080P) (13)
• 9 to 25 (720P) (13)
• 9 to 20 (1080I) (13)
• 12 to 20 (SD-525) (13)
• 8 to 22 (SD-625) (13)
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Changing Parameter Settings using CCS Software
Using CCS software such as Pilot or Navigator, you can access
read-only parameters and adjust controllable parameters in a convenient
tree-view navigation window. If you haven’t discovered your module,
follow these steps to start using the HMX6800+BC8 with your CCS
software.
1. With Pilot or Navigator in Build mode, click Tools > Discovery in
the main menu. The Discovery window opens.
2. Click Options, and then click Add.
3. Enter the IP address for the frame that contains the ICE6800+ or
6800+Eth module through which your module will communicate.
Up to eight frames can be connected through an ICE6800+ module,
or up to three frames can be connected through a 6800+Eth
module, to communicate with CCS software. See your
FR6802+QXF Mounting Frames Installation and Operation
Manual for more information.
4. Click OK to close the Add IP address window, and then OK again
to close the Discovery Options window.
5. Click Start.
When your discovery is complete, the Discovery window will show
a list of frames and modules found, and will end with a Discovery
Completed statement.
6. Click Save.
The contents of your discovery are saved to the Discovery folder of
the Navigation pane.
7. Right click in the bottom right corner of the CCS software screen
and choose Control to switch to Control mode.
8. Double click on the HMX6800+BC8 in the Navigation pane to
open its Control window.
9. Double click on the HMX6800+BC8 in the Navigation pane to
open its Control window.
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Setting HMX6800+BC8 Remote Control Parameters
Table 3-9 lists all of the remote control parameters and options for the
HMX6800+BC8. To access these parameters, you must use + Pilot Lite
or CCS control software such as Pilot or Navigator. See your software
user manual for more information.
Note that rows in the table that contain a range of numbers in
parentheses indicate that a series of numbered parameters contain that
same function and range.
Legend
Bold option=Indicates that this is the default setting for the parameter.
Rows of the table that are in grey are read-only parameters.
All parameters clip unless otherwise indicated.
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Path
Parameter
Name
General
AES
Metadata
50
Function
Options or User Range
Serial Number
Displays the module’s
unique identifier
(string)
Factory Recall
Recalls the factory
default settings
• No
• Yes
Audio Input Type
Select
Selects the type of
AES input
• Balanced
AES (1 to 8) Input
Present
Reports the presence
of the specified AES
input signal
• No
External Metadata
Present
Reports the presence
of external serial
metadata
• No
Metadata Interface
Type
Selects the metadata
interface type
• RS-232
• Unbalanced
• Yes
• Yes
• RS-422
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Parameter
Name
Path
Function
Options or User Range
V-Bit Mute Enable Enables audio channel
muting upon detection
of an incoming set
V-bit
• No
Input Ch (1 to 16)
V-Bit Feedback
Reports the validity bit
status of the specified
input audio channel
• Off
Metadata
Embedded
Metadata Present
• No
Reports the presence
of embedded metadata • Yes
SDI
SDI Input Video
Standard Set
Selects the SDI input
video signal standard
Stream 1
Input
General
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• On
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Auto
SD 525
SD 625
1080I 25 (295M)
1080I 30
1080I 29.97
1080I 25
1080P 30
1080P 29.97
1080P 25
1080P 24
1080P 23.98
1080PsF 24
1080PsF 23.98
720P 60
720P 59.94
720P 50
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Parameter
Name
Path
Stream 1
Function
SDI IP Video
Reports the detected
Standard Feedback SDI input video signal
standard
Input
SDI (continued)
Options or User Range
• Unknown
• 1080P 25
• 720P 59.94
• 720P 60
• 1080P 23.98
• 1080P 24
• 1080P 29.97
• 1080P 30
• 1080I 25
• 1080I 25 (295M)
• 1080I 29.97
• 1080I 30
• SD 525
• SD 625
• 720P 50
• 1080PsF 23.98
• 1080PsF 24
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SDI Input Video
Present
Reports the presence
of the SDI input video
signal
• No
Y CRC Error
Counter
Reports the number of
occurred luminance
CRC errors
0 to 16777215
Y CRC Error
Counter Clear
Clears the luminance
CRC error counter
• No
C CRC Error
Counter
Reports the number of
occurred chrominance
CRC errors
0 to 16777215
C CRC Error
Counter Clear
Clears the
chrominance CRC
error counter
• No
• Yes
• Yes
• Yes
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Path
Stream 1
Input
Parameter
Name
Function
Options or User Range
EDH Error
Counter
Reports the number of
occurred EDH errors
0 to 32767
EDH Error
Counter Clear
Clears the EDH error
counter
• No
EDH Present
Reports the presence
of EDH in the input
SDI signal
• No
Audio Group (1 to
4) Exists
Reports the presence
of the specified audio
group in the SDI
stream
• No
Video ProcAmp
Enable
Enables the video
processing amplifier
• No
Y Gain
Adjusts gain for the Y
channel
-3.0 to +3.0 dB (0 dB)
Cb Gain
Adjusts gain to the Cb
color difference
component
-3.0 to +3.0 dB (0 dB)
Cr Gain
Adjusts gain to the Cr
color difference
component
-3.0 to +3.0 dB (0 dB)
Y Offset
Adjusts offset for the
Y channel
±100.6 mV (0 mV)
Cb Offset
Adjusts offset for the
Cb channel
±100.6 mV (0 mV)
Embedded
Audio Status
Stream 1
Processing
• Yes
• Yes
• Yes
• Yes
Video
ProcAmp
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Path
Parameter
Name
Stream 1
Function
Options or User Range
Cr Offset
Adjusts offset for the
Cr channel
±100.6 mV (0 mV)
White Clip Enable
Controls level clipping • Disable
according to the White • Enable
Clip Level control
White Clip Level
Sets the white clip
level
Black Clip Enable
Controls level clipping • Disable
according to the Black • Enable
Clip Level control
Black Clip Level
Sets the black clip
level
-47.9 to +47.9 mV (0.0 mV)
Hue
Adjusts the hue of the
incoming digital video
signal
-180° to +180° (0°)
(SD 525 and SD 625 only)
Processing
Video
ProcAmp
(Cont)
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Parameter
Name
Path
Stream 1
Processing
Function
Options or User Range
Video Delay
Bypass
Controls insertion of
the video delay circuit
in the signal
processing path
• No
Horizontal Phase
Adjusts the horizontal
timing
Video
• Yes
• 0 to 29.616 μsec
(1080I30, 1080P30)
• 0 to 29.646 μsec
(1080I29.97, 1080P29.97)
• 0 to 35.542 μsec
(1080I25, 1080P25)
• 0 to 37.024 μsec
(1080P24, 1080PsF24)
• 0 to 37.061 μsec
(1080P23.98, 1080PsF23.98)
• 0 to 31.987 μsec
(1080I25 SMPTE 295M)
• 0 to 22.209 μsec (720P60)
• 0 to 22.231 μsec (720P59.94)
• 0 to 26.653 μsec (720P50)
• 0 to 63.518 μsec (SD 525)
• 0 to 63.963 μsec(SD 625)
Vertical Phase
Adjusts the vertical
timing
• 0 to 1124 lines (1080P/I/PsF)
• 0 to 1249 lines
(1080I25 SMPTE 295M)
• 0 to 749 lines (720P)
• 0 to 524 lines (SD 525)
• 0 to 624 lines (SD 625)
Stream 1
Processing
Video Delay
Controls the amount of • 0-5 frames (HD)
video delay in frames • 0-25 frames (SD)
Fade Rate
Controls the rate of
fading when channels
are swapped or muted
0.0 s to 10.0 s (1.0 s)
Audio
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Parameter
Name
Path
Function
Options or User Range
Delay
Input Audio Ch (1
to 16) Delay
Adjusts delay for the
selected input audio
channel
0.0 ms to 1320.0 ms
Gain
Audio Ch (1 to 16)
Gain
Adjusts gain for the
specified output
channel
± 18.0 dB (0.0 dB)
Invert
Audio Ch (1 to 16)
Invert
Invert control for the
specified output
channel
• No
Audio Ch (1 to 16)
Mute
Enables muting for the
specified output
channel
• Off
Mute
Embedding
Metadata
Metadata
Enables embedding of
Embedding Enable metadata
Metadata
Embedding Line
Number
Controls the line to
which metadata
packets will be
embedded
• Yes
• On
• Enable
• Disable
• 9 to 41 (1080P) (13)
• 9 to 25 (720P) (13)
• 9 to 20 (1080I) (13)
• 12 to 20 (SD-525) (13)
• 8 to 22 (SD-625) (13)
Audio
ADS Clean
Audio Group (1 to
4) Embedding
Mode
Cleans the Ancillary
Data Space prior to
audio embedding
Selects the embedding
mode for the specified
audio group
• No
• Yes
• Off
• Append
• OverWrt
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Group 1 Append
Embedding Error
Reports if an append
embedding error has
occurred in the group
1 embedder
• No
Group 1 Overwrite
Embed Error
Reports if an
overwrite embedding
error has occurred in
the Group 1 embedder
• No
• Yes
• Yes
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Parameter
Name
Path
Stream 1
Processing
Function
Options or User Range
Group 2 Append
Embedding Error
Reports if an append
embedding error has
occurred in the group
2 embedder
• No
Group 2 Overwrite
Embed Error
Reports if an
overwrite embedding
error has occurred in
the group 2 embedder
• No
Group 3 Append
Embedding Error
Reports if an append
embedding error has
occurred in the group
3 embedder
• No
Group 3 Overwrite
Embed Error
Reports if an
overwrite embedding
error has occurred in
the group 3 embedder
• No
Group 4 Append
Embedding Error
Reports if an append
embedding error has
occurred in the group
4 embedder
• No
Group 4 Overwrite
Embed Error
Reports if an
overwrite embedding
error has occurred in
the group 4 embedder
• No
Embedding
• Yes
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• Yes
• Yes
• Yes
• Yes
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Parameter
Name
Path
Stream 1
Output
Audio Source
Selection
Output Ch (1 to
16) Source Select
Function
Options or User Range
Selects the source for
the specified output
channel
• Input Ch 1 (default for Out01Src)
• Input Ch 2 (default for Out02Src)
• Input Ch 3 (default for Out03Src)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Input Ch 4 (default for Out04Src)
Input Ch 5 (default for Out05Src)
Input Ch 6 (default for Out06Src)
Input Ch 7(default for Out07Src)
Input Ch 8 (default for Out08Src)
Input Ch 9 (default for Out09Src)
Input Ch 10
(default for Out10Src)
Input Ch 11
(default for Out11Src)
Input Ch 12
(default for Out12Src)
Input Ch 13
(default for Out13Src)
Input Ch 14
(default for Out14Src)
Input Ch 15
(default for Out15Src)
Input Ch 16
(default for Out16Src)
In Pair 1 Sum
In Pair 2 Sum
In Pair 3 Sum
In Pair 4 Sum
In Pair 5 Sum
In Pair 6 Sum
In Pair 7 Sum
In Pair 8 Sum
TstTone 400 Hz
TstTone 1 kHz
TstTone 2 kHz
TstTone 4 kHz
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Parameter
Name
Path
Stream 1
Output
Function
Options or User Range
Selects the format for
the specified output
audio channel
• PCM
Audio Ch (1 to 16)
Format Feedback
Reports the AES
format of the specified
output audio channel
• PCM
Audio Ch 3/4
Word Length
Adjusts the sample
resolution for the
selected output audio
channel pair
• 24 bits (Default for HD mode)
Audio Ch (1 to 16)
Format
Audio Format
Stream 1
Output
Audio Word
Length
Audio Ch 3/4
Word Length
• Non-PCM
• Auto
• Non-PCM
• 20 bits (Default for SD mode)
• 16 bits
Audio Ch 5/6
Word Length
Audio Ch 7/8
Word Length
Audio Ch 9/10
Word Length
Audio Ch 11/12
Word Length
Audio Ch 13/14
Word Length
Audio Ch 15/16
Word Length
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LEDs and Alarms
Monitoring LEDs
The HMX6800+BC8 has 11 monitoring LEDs that serve as a quick
monitoring reference. Figure 3-4 shows the location of the monitoring
LEDs on an HMX6800+BC8 module. Table 3-10 describes each LED
in more detail.
Module status LEDs
Monitoring LEDs
Figure 3-4. Location of HMX6800+BC8 LEDs
Table 3-10. Monitoring LEDs
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LED
Color Indications Meaning
Auto
Green
Auto detection of the SD-SDI input
standard is active
720P
Green
Selected video standard is 720p
1035I
Green
Unused
1080PsF
Green
Selected video standard is 1080p/sF
1080I
Green
Selected video standard is 1080i
525
Green
Selected video standard is 525
625
Green
Selected video standard is 625
Vid Pres
Green
Input video is present
DARS Pres
N/A
Does not apply to HMX6800+BC8
AUDIO 1
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 1
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Table 3-10. Monitoring LEDs (Continued)
LED
Color Indications Meaning
AUDIO 2
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 2
AUDIO 3
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 3
AUDIO 4
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 4
AUDIO 5
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 5
AUDIO 6
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 6
AUDIO 7
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 7
AUDIO 8
Green
Presence of AES audio on AES
input 8
Module Status LEDs
HMX6800+BC8 modules do not have any card-edge alarms. Instead,
module status LEDs on the corner of the module light up if an error is
detected. See Figure 3-4 on page 60 for the location of these LEDs, and
Table 3-11 for a definition of the LED colors.
Note
If the LED is flashing red,
please contact your Customer
Service representative.
Table 3-11. Module Status LED Descriptions
LED Color Sequence
Meaning
Off
There is no power to the module; the module
is not operational.
Green
There is power to the module; the module is
operating properly.
Red
There is an alarm condition.
Flashing red
The module has detected a hardware/
firmware fault.
Amber
The module is undergoing configuration.
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Alarms
If a major or minor alarm is triggered within your HMX6800+BC8
module, the Status LED will light red.
Alarms are usually logged and monitored within available software
control applications (for example, + Pilot Lite or Pilot). You can only
differentiate between major and minor alarms within a software control
application. See the appropriate software control user manual or online
help for more information.
The following settings can be made for each alarm within Pilot or
Navigator software:
Table 3-12. Alarm Options
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Alarm Option
Effect
Enable/Disable
This option toggles between Enabled and Disabled. If
the alarm is Enabled, an alarm condition will generate
an alarm; but if it is Disabled, the alarm condition will
be ignored.
Alarm priority
This setting determines whether a triggered alarm will
be reported as major or minor. The range is 1 - 10. A
priority of 6 or higher is a major alarm, and a priority of
5 or lower is a minor alarm.
Trigger (s)
This option determines how long an alarm condition
must exist (in seconds) before the alarm is triggered. If
the alarm level is reached for less time than the Trigger
duration, then the alarm will not trigger. Choose any
duration from 0 to 7200 (or two hours). If this option is
set to 0 and the alarm condition exists for any period of
time, then the alarm will trigger.
Clear (s)
Determines the amount of time the alarm condition
must be in abate in order for the alarm to be turned off.
Choose any duration from 0 to 7200 seconds (or two
hours). If this option is set to 0 and the alarm condition
ceases for any period of time, then the alarm will clear.
Ack
When an alarm is active, click here to allow other users
on the network to see that you have acknowledged the
alarm.
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Table 3-13 describes the specific alarms for the HMX6800+BC8. You
can only identify specific alarms using a software control application.
Table 3-13. Alarm Definitions—HMX6800+BC8
Alarm Option Default Settings
Alarm Name
Alarm Description
Enable/
Disable
Priority
Trigger
Clear
Loss of SDI
Reports that active SD/
HD-SDI is absent
Enabled
9
1 sec
2 sec
Video Standard Mismatch Reports that a mismatch
has occurred between the
set and detected input
video standards
Enabled
8
1 sec
2 sec
Unsupported Video
Standard
Reports that the detected
input video standard is
unsupported
Enabled
8
1 sec
2 sec
Group (1 - 4) Append
Embedding Error
Reports that the embedder
is unable to append the
specified audio group due
to the pre-existence of that
audio group
Enabled
6
2 sec
2 sec
Group (1 - 4) Overwrite
Embedding Error
Reports that the embedder
is unable to overwrite the
specified audio group due
to a lack of that audio
group existing in the input
SDI
Enabled
6
2 sec
2 sec
AES (1 - 8) In Missing
Reports that the specified
AES input is missing
Enabled
1
2 sec
2 sec
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Chapter 4
Specifications
Overview
The following specifications appear in this chapter:
•
“Inputs” on page 66
•
“Outputs” on page 67
•
“Propagation Delay” on page 68
•
“Power Consumption” on page 68
•
“Operating Temperature” on page 68
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 4: Specifications
Inputs
SDI Video Input
Table 4-1. SDI Video Input
Item
HD-SDI Specification
SD-SDI Specification
Number
1
1
Standard
SMPTE 292M
SMPTE 259M
Connector
BNC (IEC169-8)
BNC (IEC169-8)
Impedance
75Ω
75Ω
Return loss
18 dB (typical) from 5 MHz to 1485 MHz 18 dB (typical) to 270 MHz
Equalization
Adaptive cable equalization for up to 393
ft (120 m) (typical) of Belden 1694A
co-axial cable
Adaptive cable equalization for up to 700 ft
(230 m) (typical) of Belden 8281 co-axial cable
AES Input
The input can be either balanced or unbalanced (see Table 4-2). This is
designated by the Audio Input Type Select parameter. See “Setting
HMX6800+BC8 Control Parameters” on page 38.
Table 4-2. AES Input
Item
Balanced Specification
Unbalanced Specification
Standard
AES 3
AES 3, SMPTE 276M
Type
Balanced, transformer coupled
Unbalanced, AC coupled
Connector
XLR
BNC (IEC169-8)
Sensitivity
<200 mV
<100 mV
Impedance
110Ω ± 20% (0.1 to 6 MHz)
75Ω
Return loss
N/A
> 25 dB, 0.1 to 6 MHz
Common mode rejection
0 V to 7 V (0 kHz to 20 kHz)
N/A
Input audio rate
• PCM input: 32 to 96 kHz
• PCM input: 32 to 96 kHz
• Non-PCM input: 48 kHz
• Non-PCM input: 48 kHz
Bits
16, 20 or 24
16, 20 or 24
Channel status and user bit
Maintained, but professional mode, 48 kHz. See Appendix A for full details.
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Outputs
SDI Video Output
Table 4-3. SDI Video Output
Item
HD-SDI Specification
SD-SDI Specification
Number
4
4
Standard
SMPTE 292M with SMPTE
299M embedded audio
SMPTE 259M with SMPTE 272 embedded
audio
Connector
BNC (IEC 169-8)
BNC (IEC 169-8)
Impedance
75Ω
75Ω
Return loss
> 18 dB (typical) from 5 MHz to
1485 MHz
> 18 dB (typical) to 270 MHz
Signal level
800 mV ± 10%
800 mV ± 10%
D.C. offset
0.0 V ± 0.5 V
0.0 V ± 0.5 V
Rise and fall time
< 270 ps, within 100 ps of each
other
400 ps to 1500 ps, within 500 ps of each other
Overshoot
< 10% of amplitude
< 10% of amplitude
Jitter
• >100kHz: < 135 ps
< 0.2 UI (740 ps) pk-to-pk
• 10 Hz-100 kHz: < 675 ps
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Chapter 4: Specifications
RS-232/RS-422
Table 4-4. RS-232/RS-422
Item
Specification
Standard
Electrical specification EIA-232C
Connector
• DB-9
• 232/422 switchable
Propagation Delay
Table 4-5. HMX6800+BC8 Propagation Delay
Item
Specification
Video
1080: 6.5 µsec
720: 6.2 µsec
525/625: 16 µsec
Audio (typical with minimum
delay setting; combined
embedding and de-embedding)
1080 PCM mode: 5.5 msec
1080 Non-PCM mode: 2.6 msec
720 PCM mode: 5.8 msec
720 Non-PCM mode: 2.9 msec
525 PCM mode: 5.3 msec
525 Non-PCM mode: 2.4 msec
625 PCM mode: 5.1 msec
625 Non-PCM mode: 2.3 msec
Power Consumption
The power consumption for HMX6800+BC8 modules is 12 W.
Operating Temperature
The operating temperature for HMX6800+BC8 modules is 41° to
113°F (5° to 45°C).
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Appendix A
Audio Bit Manipulation
Overview
The tables in this appendix contain information on the manipulation of
bits that occur when using HMX6800+BC8 modules.
The following items are documented:
•
“Manipulating Channel Status Bits (C-Bit)” on page 70
•
“Manipulating Validity and User Bits (V-Bit and U-Bit)” on
page 73
•
“Identifying Audio Characteristics (Audio Sampling Frequency
and Word Length)” on page 74
Table A-1. Description of Short Forms in the Appendix
RX Key
TX Key
Sample Rate Indication Audio Word Length
N=Not recognized
N=Not
transmitted
Byte 0 Bits [6,7],
Byte 4 Bits [3,4,5,6]
Y=Recognized
Y=Transmitted
• [00,0100] = 96 kHz
S=Recognized and
stored,
passed-through, or
both
• [01,0000] = 48 kHz
• [11,0000] = 32 kHz
• [00,1000] = 24 kHz
• [00,0101] = 88.2 kHz
• [10,0000] = 44.1 kHz
• [00,1001] = 22.05 kHz
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Byte 2 Bits [0,1,2]
• [000] = Maximum word length 20
bits (auxiliary bit use not
indicated)
• [001] = Maximum word length 24
bits (auxiliary bits used for audio)
Byte 2 Bits [3,4,5]
• [100] = Encoded word length
=Maximum word length - 4 bits
• [101] = Encoded word length
=Maximum word length - 0 bits
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Appendix A: Audio Bit Manipulation
Manipulating Channel Status Bits (C-Bit)
Table A-2. Channel Status (C-Bits) Data Description
Byte
Bit
Function
RX
TX
Remarks
0
0
[0] Consumer Use
[1] Professional Use
N
Y
N
Y
• RX ignores bit
[0] Audio
[1] Non-Audio
S
S
Y
Y
• RX sets up audio channel
to pass data (Gain=0 dB,
Invert=off)
0
1
• TX sets bit to 1
• TX bit passed
unmodified or forced,
according to Output
Chxx Format and Out
Chxx Format Fb
parameters
0
0
0
1
1
70
2 to 4
5
6 to 7
0 to 3
4 to 7
[000] Not Indicated
[100] No Emphasis
[110] 50/15 µs
[111] CCITTJ17
S
S
S
S
Y
Y
Y
Y
• RX ignores bits
[0] Locked
[1] Unlocked
N
N
Y
N
• RX ignores bits
[00] Not indicated
[01] 48 kHz
[10] 44.1 kHz
[11] 32 kHz
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
• RX ignores bits
[0000] Not indicated
[0001] Two channel
[0010] Mono
[0011] Prim/sec
[0100] Stereo
[0101] to [1111] Undefined
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
• RX ignores bits
[0000] Not indicated
[0001] 192 bit block
[0010] AES18 (HDLC)
[0011] User defined
[0100] to [1111] Undefined
S
S
S
S
S
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
• TX sets bit to [0]
• TX sets bits to [01]
• TX sets bits to [0000]
• TX passes bits
unmodified
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Table A-2. Channel Status (C-Bits) Data Description (Continued)
Byte
Bit
Function
RX
TX
Remarks
2
0 to 2
[000] Aux. bit use is not indicated
[001] Aux. bit use is audio data
[010] Aux. bit use is co-ordination
signal
[011] to [111] Undefined
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
• RX ignores bits
[000] Not indicated
[001] Max Length - 1
[010] Max Length - 2
[011] Max Length - 3
[100] Max Length - 4
[101] Max Length
[110] to [111] Undefined
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
• RX ignores bits
[00] Alignment level not indicated
[01] Alignment to SMPTE RP155
[10] Alignment to EBU R68
[11] Reserved
N
Y
• RX ignores bits
bit 7 = 0: Channel number
bit 7 = 1: [0,1,2,3] Channel number
[4,5,6] Multi-channel mode
N
[0] Undefined multi-channel mode
[1] Defined multi-channel mode
N
[00] Not a reference
[01] Grade 1 reference
[10] Grade 2 reference
[11] Undefined
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
• RX ignores bits
Reserved
N
Y
• RX ignores bits
2
2
3
3
4
4
3 to 5
6 to 7
0 to 6
7
0 to 1
2
• TX sets bits according to
transmitted word length
• TX sets bits according to
transmitted word length
• TX sets bits to [00]
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX sets bits to [0000000]
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX sets bits to [0]
• TX sets bits to [00]
• TX sets bits to [0]
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Table A-2. Channel Status (C-Bits) Data Description (Continued)
Byte
Bit
Function
RX
TX
Remarks
4
3 to 6
[0000] Not indicated
[1000] 24 kHz
[0100] 96 kHz
[1100] 192 kHz
[1001] 22.05 kHz
[0101] 88.2 kHz
[1101] 176.4 Hz
[1111] User defined
N
Y
• RX ignores bits
[0] Sample frequency not scaled
[1] Sample frequency scaled by 1/1.001
N
Reserved
N
4
5
7
0 to 7
• TX sets bits to [0000]
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX sets bits to [0]
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX sets bits to
[00000000]
6 to 9
0 to 7
Alphanumeric channel origin data
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
10 to 13
0 to 7
Alphanumeric channel destination data
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
14 to 17
0 to 7
Local sample address code
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
18 to 21
0 to 7
Time-of-day sample address code
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
22
0 to 3
Reserved
N
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
22
4
Bytes 0 to 5 reliability flag
N
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
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Table A-2. Channel Status (C-Bits) Data Description (Continued)
Byte
Bit
Function
RX
TX
Remarks
22
5
Bytes 6 to 13 reliability flag
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
22
6
Bytes 14 to 17 reliability flag
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
22
7
Bytes 17 to 21 reliability flag
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits
unmodified
23
0 to 7
CRC
Y
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX calculates CRC on
output
Manipulating Validity and User Bits
(V-Bit and U-Bit)
Table A-3. V-Bit and U-Bit Data Descriptions
Item
RX
TX
Remarks
Validity (V) bit
S
Y
• RX optionally mutes data if
enabled
• TX passes bit unmodified
User (U) bit
S
Y
• RX ignores bits
• TX passed bits unmodified
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Identifying Audio Characteristics
(Audio Sampling Frequency and Word Length)
Table A-4. Audio Sampling Frequency and Word Length
Item
Remarks
Audio sampling frequency
• RX: 32 to 108 kHz
• TX: 48 kHz
Audio word length
• RX: 16 to 24 bits
• TX: 16 to 24 bits
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Appendix A
Communication and Control
Troubleshooting Tips
Overview
Find the following troubleshooting information in this appendix:
•
“General Troubleshooting Steps” on page 76
•
“Software Communication and Control Issues” on page 77
•
“Hardware Communication and Control Issues” on page 81
•
“Contacting Customer Service” on page 81
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Appendix A: Communication and Control Troubleshooting Tips
General Troubleshooting Steps
Follow these steps in troubleshooting 6800+ product problems:
1. Review the “Software Communication and Control Issues” on
page 77 outlined in this chapter.
Note
Associated documentation for
6800+ series products can
generally be found in the
product-specific manual that
accompanies every module, in
the FR6802+ Frame
Installation and Operation
Manual, and in the 6800+
Safety Instructions and
Standards Manual.
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2. Search this product manual and other associated documentation for
answers to your question.
Product documentation (including manuals, online help, application
notes, erratas, product release notes, and more) can be found on our
website along with technical support information, training
information, product downloads, and a product knowledge base.
3. Contact your Customer Service representative if, after following
these initial steps, you cannot resolve the issue.
To contact Customer Service, see “Contacting Customer Service”
on page 81.
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Software Communication and Control Issues
+
•
“+ Pilot Lite Fails to Communicate with Installed Modules” on
page 77
•
“+ Pilot Lite Does Not Find All Modules in Frame” on page 78
•
“+ Pilot Lite or CCS Software Application Not Responding” on
page 79
•
“+ Pilot Lite Cannot Control a Module Showing
in the Control Window” on page 79
•
“+ Pilot Lite Reports “Not Ready” Status” on page 79
•
“CCS Software Application or Remote Control Panel Does Not
Communicate with Module” on page 80
•
“Alarm Query Fails When a Device Reboots” on page 80
Pilot Lite Fails to Communicate with Installed Modules
Confirm that the following items are not the reason for the
communication failure:
•
Proper module slot has not been specified (+ Pilot Lite is not
communicating with the appropriate slot). See your FR6802+
Frame Installation and Operation Manual for more information on
slot identification.
•
COM port is used elsewhere (Check that the correct COM port is
configured in + Pilot Lite and that another application is not using
that COM port).
•
Actual frame ID does not match with the two DIP switch settings in
the back of the frame (+ Pilot Lite is not communicating with the
proper frame). See your FR6802+ Frame Installation and
Operation Manual for more information on frame ID switch
settings.
•
Null modem cable is not being used. Between the PC running
+ Pilot Lite and the FR6802+ frame, there should be a null RS-232
modem cable. At minimum, this requires that pins 2 and 3 are
crossed and 5 to 5 for ground.
•
ICE6800+ module is installed in the frame (+ Pilot Lite control is
disabled if an ICE6800+ module is installed in the frame;
ICE6800+ modules are used for CCS control).
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•
A legacy 6800 series product is in the frame. + Pilot Lite cannot
communicate with legacy 6800 series products. They will not be
discovered or controlled by + Pilot Lite, although they can be
installed in the FR6802+ frame and work using card edge controls.
The module must be from the 6800+ product family.
•
Check that the back module does not have any bent pins, following
this procedure:
a. Unplug the front module.
b. Unscrew and remove the back module.
c. View the 20-pin spring connector at the bottom of the back
module. (See Figure A-1.)
20-pin
connector
Figure A-1. Back Module to Front Module Connector
This connector should not have any bent or pressed pins. Even
a slightly depressed or bent pin may cause genlock issues.
d. If there are bent pins, carefully reposition them to their correct
positions.
If this is not possible, you can exchange the back module for a
new one (order part number HMX6800+BC8DR).
+
Pilot Lite Does Not Find All Modules in Frame
If a discovery is started too soon after frame power-up, + Pilot Lite will
not find all the installed modules. Refresh + Pilot Lite (File >
Refresh), and ensure that installed modules are fully powered-up first
before discovery.
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If a module is plugged into the frame after a discovery, + Pilot Lite
does not automatically detect the module. Refresh + Pilot Lite (File >
Refresh) to discover the newly installed module.
If a Legacy 6800 series product is in the frame, + Pilot Lite will not
detect it. + Pilot Lite cannot communicate with legacy 6800 series
products. They will not be discovered or controlled by + Pilot Lite
although they can be installed in the FR6802+ frame and work using
card edge controls. For + Pilot Lite to find a module, it must be from
the 6800+ product family.
+
Pilot Lite or CCS Software Application Not Responding
+ Pilot Lite and CCS applications such as Navigator or Pilot cannot run
on the same PC at the same time. Both applications can be installed, but
only one can be opened at a time.
+
Pilot Lite Cannot Control a Module Showing
in the Control Window
Consider these questions:
+
•
Did you physically set the jumper for local control? If so, set this
jumper to the REM position for remote control.
•
Does the card name in the control window physically match the
card type in the frame?
•
Is the module properly seated in the frame? Check the positioning
of the module in its slot in the frame.
•
Does the Control window indicate the device is “ready”? The
device may be powered off or disconnected from the network.
Pilot Lite Reports “Not Ready” Status
+ Pilot Lite reports each device’s connection status in the status bar. If
the connection status message reads “Not Ready,” check the following:
•
Is the module properly seated in the frame? Check the position of
the module in the frame.
•
Is the frame connected to the network? Check the device’s network
connection.
If the status bar still reports no status or “Not Ready” for the frame or
device, try restarting + Pilot Lite.
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CCS Software Application or Remote Control Panel Does
Not Communicate with Module
CCS software applications (such as Pilot, CoPilot, and Navigator) and
remote control panels require the purchase and installation of an
ICE6800+ module in an FR6802+ frame in order to communicate
remotely via Ethernet.
Alarm Query Fails When a Device Reboots
When you reboot a device connected to your PC, the alarm traffic
hitting the network may cause an alarm query request to time out and
fail. While the query does not automatically retry, it will post an “Alarm
query failed” message to the Diagnostics window.
To clear an “Alarm query failed” message, right-click inside
the Diagnostics window, and then select Refresh from the resulting
context menu.
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Hardware Communication and Control Issues
•
“Frames Fail to Communicate with the PC after a Power Failure”
on page 81
•
“Module Does Not Seem to Work” on page 81
Frames Fail to Communicate with the PC after a Power
Failure
You must exit the software and restart after the frame recovers from its
power failure. To restore communications between the PC and the
frames, ensure that the frames have three or more minutes to recover
from the power failure before you exit the application and restart the
PC.
Module Does Not Seem to Work
Although the following troubleshooting tips may seem obvious, please
take the time to ensure the following:
•
All appropriate rear connections are securely made
•
The board is securely installed (with no bent pins)
•
The frame is turned on
Contacting Customer Service
We are committed to providing round-the-clock, 24-hour service to our
customers around the world. Visit our website for information on how
to contact the Customer Service team in your geographical region.
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Index
Keywords
A
Acknowledge, alarm 62
Active bank number 38
Add Upgrade Files box 24
ADS 27–31
ADS clean parameter 33
AES input specification 66
Alarms 60, 63
alarm query failed 80
CCS definitions 63
options 62
Ancillary data 27
Append embedding 28–30
Application not responding 80
Audio
AES input specification 66
bit manipulation 69
embedding errors 32
embedding mode 56
Format 34
format parameter 45, 59
gain parameter 41
input delay parameter 40
input rate 32
input type select parameters 39
invert parameter 42, 56
mute parameter 43, 56
PCM/non-PCM 34
sampling frequency 74
source select parameter 58
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test tone 27
word length 34, 43, 59
Audio input type select 50
Available parameters 35, 38
B
Back connector 5, 15
installing 17
Balanced audio input specification 66
Bank selection 36–48
Black clip 46, 54
Breakout cables 6, 15
Bypass 47
C
Card-edge controls 3, 36–48
Card-edge operation 25
C-bit 70–73
CCS application 49, 80
Changing parameters 36
Channel status bits 70–73
Channel word length 34
CJ1 jumper 16
Clean, ADS 33
Clear, alarm 62
Clipping 38
Communication failure, frame 81
Connections
back module 5
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breakout cable 6
internal 17
Control LEDs 3, 4, 36
Control packet 28
Control problems 79
Controls, card-edge 3, 36–48
CoPilot 80
Correcting a failed upgrade 21–24
D
Default parameter settings 37
Delay bypass 47
Delay, input audio 40, 56
Description, product 2
Discovery failure 78
Discovery method of updating firmware 18–20
Drag-and-drop method of upgrading 20
E
Embed Mode parameters 28
Embedder
ancillary data 27
errors 32
mode 45, 56
Error counter 35, 38, 52
Extractor handle location 3
F
Factory default settings 37, 50
Fade rate 55
Firmware updating, modules 18–24
Format parameter 45
Format, audio 34, 59
FR6802+ frames 13, 17
Front module 16, 17
H
Hardware version 37
HD operating mode 35
specifications 67
I
Input audio delay parameter 40
Input present 50
Input video standard 51
Inputs 5
AES specification 66
audio rate 32
back connectors 5
breakout cables 6
video specification 66
Installation 13, 17
Installed modules 78
Invert parameter 34, 42, 56
J
Jumpers 3
CJ1 for local/remote control 16
L
LEDs 60
control 36–48
locations 3
module status 61
monitoring 60
Local control 36, 79
jumper for setting 16
M
Gain parameters 34, 41, 46, 56
Manipulating channel status bits 70–73
Manipulating validity bits 73
Manual information vii
Maximum allowable power ratings 14
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Index
Metadata parameters 39, 45, 48, 50, 51, 56
Mode select rotary switch 3, 4
Mode, boot loader 22
Module not found 78
Module state 4
Module status LEDs 3, 4, 61
Monitoring LEDs 3, 4, 60
Mute enable 39
Mute parameter 43, 56
N
Navigation Properties box 21, 23
Navigation switch 4, 37
Navigator 49, 80
Network connection 79
Non-PCM audio 34
Not ready status 79
O
Offset parameters 46
Operating notes 26
Operating temperature 68
Operation 25
Output source select 44
Outputs 5
audio channel source 27
back connectors 5
breakout cables 6
test tone 27
video specifications 67
Overwrite embedding 31
P
Packing list 15
Parameter availability 35
Parameters
card-edge 38–48
cross-functional changes 33
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HD operating mode 35
read-only 50
remote control 50–59
SD operating mode 35
setting at card-edge 36
PCM audio 34
Phase, horizontal and vertical 47, 55
Pilot 49, 80
Pilot Lite 49, 77
Power
consumption specifications 68
failure 81
maximum frame ratings 14
Precautions, safety xii
Priority, alarm 62
ProcAmp Enable parameter 46
Product description 2
Product servicing ix
Propagation delay specifications 68
Q
Q-SEE compliant thumbnails 26
R
Reboot device 80
Recalling default parameter settings 37
Remote control 16, 79
Remote/local control jumper 3
Required frames 17
Reset factory defaults 37
Returning a product ix
Revision history of the manual vii
RoHS-compliance x
Rotary switch 3, 36
RS-232/RS-422 10
RS-422/RS-242
specifications 68
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S
U
Safety precautions xii
Sampling frequency 74
SD operating mode 35
specifications 67
Serial number 50
Set video standard 38
Shipping information ix
Software module upgrading 18–24
Software version 37
Source Select parameter 44
Source select parameter 58
Specifications 65
Standards
RoHS compliance x
WEEE compliance xi
Status not ready 79
Support documents viii
Unbalanced audio input specificaton 66
Unpacking information ix, 15
Upgrading module software 18–24
Usable slots 14
User bits (U-bits) 73
T
V
Validity bits (V-bits) 73
V-Bit Mute Enable parameter 39, 51
Video
Delay Bypass parameter 47, 55
Gain parameters 46, 53
input specification 66
input standard 51
offset parameters 46, 53
output specifications 67
ProcAmp Enable 53
Video standard set 38
Temperature 68
Test tone frequencies 27
Thumbnails, Q-SEE compliant 26
Trigger, alarm 62
Troubleshooting 75–81
communication 77
control 80
installation 81
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WEEE compliance xi
White clip 46, 54
Word length 34, 43, 59, 74
Writing conventions viii
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