AVITECH MCC-8004 Series Manual Revision 1-7-2011

User’s Manual
MCC-8004 series
Revision 1.5
(January, 2011)
WARNING
Do not attempt to disassemble your MCC-8004 series device. Doing so may void
your warranty. There are no serviceable parts inside. Please refer all servicing to
qualified personnel.
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Table of Contents
Warranty .................................................................................................iv
Extended Warranty Options .................................................................. v
Services and Repairs Outside the Warranty Period ................................ v
Regulatory Information .........................................................................vi
Extended Warranty Options .................................................................. v
Services and Repairs Outside the Warranty Period ................................ v
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement ....................... vi
European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices ......................... vii
Statements of Compliance ........................................................... vii
Australia and New Zealand C-Tick Marking and Compliance Notice ...... viii
Statement of Compliance ............................................................. viii
Welcome ............................................................................................ ix
About this Manual ................................................................................ x
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Getting Started .................................................................................1
1.1 Package Contents ......................................................................... 1
1.2 Product Features ........................................................................... 2
Specifications ................................................................................ 3
Operating Features........................................................................ 4
1.3 Identifying the Front Hardware Component ..................................... 4
1.4 Identifyingthe Rear Hardware Components ..................................... 5
1.5 Getting Your MCC-8004 SeriesReady for Use ................................. 6
Basic Hardware Connections ......................................................... 6
Cascading .................................................................................... 8
1.6 Using the GalaxySoftware............................................................ 13
Connection Methods .................................................................... 13
Setting Up Static IP ..................................................................... 13
Pinging the MCC-8004 Series Module .......................................... 20
Setting Up COMPort .................................................................... 21
Starting the Galaxy Configuration Software ................................... 22
Module Layout Window................................................................ 28
Galaxy Control Window ............................................................... 28
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Quick Keys – Change Window to/from Full Screen Mode; Swap
Window Contents ........................................................................ 91
Window Layout ........................................................................... 92
Option Window............................................................................ 94
Mouse Right-click Menu ............................................................... 95
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Simplified Control Panel ............................................................ 118
2.1 Using the Simplified Control Panel (Optional) .............................. 118
Preparing the MCC-8004 Series For Use With the SCP Keypad ... 118
Recalling Presets ...................................................................... 119
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Avitech ASCII Protocol............................................................... 122
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
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Setting the RS-232 Port ............................................................. 122
Setting the HyperTerminal’s COM Port ....................................... 123
Entering the ASCII Z Command Interface ................................... 123
ASCII Z Command Format ......................................................... 126
ZA ............................................................................................ 126
ZB ............................................................................................ 127
ZC ............................................................................................ 127
ZE ............................................................................................ 128
ZF ............................................................................................ 128
ZI ............................................................................................ 129
ZK ............................................................................................ 129
ZL ............................................................................................ 131
ZM ............................................................................................ 131
ZN ............................................................................................ 132
ZO ............................................................................................ 133
ZP ............................................................................................ 134
ZR ............................................................................................ 134
ZT ............................................................................................ 135
ZV ............................................................................................ 136
ZW ............................................................................................ 136
ZX ............................................................................................ 136
Firmware Upgrade ...................................................................... 137
4.1 Updating the Firmware............................................................... 137
DS80C400 (C2.1)Firmware ........................................................ 137
FPGA MB Digital ClockFirmware ................................................ 139
FPGA MB Analog Clock Firmware .............................................. 141
FPGAUB Firmware .................................................................... 143
OSD Firmware .......................................................................... 145
4.2 Resetting to the Factory-Default State ........................................ 146
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Warranty
Avitech International Corporation (herein after referred to as “Avitech”)
warrants to the original purchaser of the products manufactured in its facility (the
“Product”), that these products will be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year or fifteen (15) months from the date of
shipment of the Product to the purchaser. There is a three (3) months grace
period between shipping and installation.
If the Product proves to be defective during the one (1) year warranty period, the
purchaser’s exclusive remedy and Avitech’s sole obligation under this warranty
is expressly limited, at Avitech’s sole option, to:
(a) repairing the defective Product without charge for parts and labor; or
(b) providing a replacement in exchange for the defective Product; or
(c) if after a reasonable time is unable to correct the defect or provide a
replacement Product in good working order, then the purchaser shall be entitled
to recover damages subject to the limitation of liability set forth below.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: AVITECH’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS
WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR
THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL AVITECH BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS
FOR ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
If Avitech replaces the defective Product with a replacement Product as provided
under the terms of this Warranty, in no event will the term of the warranty on the
replacement Product exceed the number of months remaining on the warranty
covering the defective Product. Equipment manufactured by other suppliers and
supplied by Avitech carries the respective manufacturer’s warranty. Avitech
assumes no warranty responsibility either expressed or implied for equipment
manufactured by others and supplied by Avitech.
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THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMED.
This Hardware Warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure, or damage:
(a) caused by improper use of the Product or inadequate maintenance and care of
the Product;
(b) resulting from attempts by other than Avitech representatives to install,
repair, or service the Product;
(c) caused by installation of the Product in a hostile operating environment or
connection of the Product to incompatible equipment; or
(d) caused by the modification of the Product or integration with other products
when the effect of such modification or integration increases the time or
difficulties of servicing the Product.
Any Product which fails under conditions other than those specifically covered
by the Hardware Warranty, will be repaired at the price of parts and labor in
effect at the time of repair. Such repairs are warranted for a period of ninety (90)
days from date of reshipment to customer.
Extended Warranty Options
Avitech offers OPTIONAL Extended Warranty plans that provide continuous
coverage for the Product after the expiration of the Warranty Period. Contact an
Avitech sales representative or details on the options that are available for your
Avitech equipment.
Services and Repairs Outside the Warranty Period
Avitech make its best offer to repair products that is outside the warranty period,
provided the product has not reached its end of life (EOL). The minimum charge
for such repair excluding shipping and handling is USD$200.
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Regulatory Information
NOTE: Marking labels located on the exterior of your device indicate the regulations that
your model complies with. Please check the marking labels on your device and refer to the
corresponding statements in this chapter. Some notices apply to specific models only.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to
meet FCC emission limits. Avitech is not responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or
by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized
changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices
Statements of Compliance
English
This product follows the provisions of the European Directive 1999/5/EC.
Danish
Dette produkt er i overensstemmelse med det europæiske direktiv 1999/5/EC.
Dutch
Dit product is in navolging van de bepalingen van Europees Directief
1999/5/EC.
Finnish
Tämä tuote noudattaa EU-direktiivin 1999/5/EC määräyksiä.
French
Ce produitest conforme auxexigences de la DirectiveEuropéenne 1999/5/EC.
German
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Bestimmungen der Europäischen Richtlinie
1999/5/EC.
Greek
To προϊόν αυτό πληροί τις προβλέψεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Οδηγίας 1999/5/EC.
Icelandic
Þessivarastenstreglugerð EvrópskaEfnahagsBandalagsinsnúmer 1999/5/EC.
Italian
Questoprodotto è conforme allaDirettiva Europea 1999/5/EC.
Norwegian
Dette produktet er i henhold til bestemmelsene i det europeiske direktivet
1999/5/EC.
Portuguese
Este produtocumprecom as normas da DiretivaEuropéia 1999/5/EC.
Spanish
Este producto cumple con las normas del Directivo Europeo 1999/5/EC.
Swedish
Denna produkt har tillverkats i enlighet med EG-direktiv 1999/5/EC.
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Australia and New Zealand C-Tick Marking and
Compliance Notice
Statement of Compliance
This product complies with Australia and New Zealand's standards for radio
interference.
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Preface
Welcome
Congratulations on purchasing an Avitech MCC-8004 series module!
The MCC-8004 series multiviewer is a multi-image video processor able to
combine up to 120 digital and analog video inputs, as well as audio signals, all in
a single display. Depending on the model, an MCC-8004 series multiviewer can
auto-sense up to four HD/SD-SDI/Composite (50/60 Hz) inputs and produce an
output resolution of up to 1920×1200. Additionally, this series of multiviewers
provides a fully integrated on-screen display (OSD) with labels, borders, alarms,
optional audio meters, and Asian and European UMD characters.
The MCC-8004 series offers outstanding scalability and flexibility. Individual
modules can be cascaded to design a solution for virtually any image monitoring
scenario, and modules can be added or removed as the application requires. This
flexible architecture eliminates single points of failure that can cripple an entire
system. Component failures can be absorbed with simple built-in,
software-based procedures.
The MCC-8004 series uses the latest DCDi™ technology from Faroudja. DCDi
is a video mode algorithm that stands for Directional Correlation De-interlacing.
Its function is to help optimize a full screen mode regardless of the input format.
Your MCC-8004 series module can be used as a standalone unit, or it can be
cascaded (daisy-chained) with up to 15 other MCC or VCC-8000 series
modules, allowing for highly complex monitoring applications.
NOTE: No DVI cascade is available for the MCC-8004Q.
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About this Manual
This manual contains comprehensive information about your Avitech
MCC-8004 series module to help you operate the device.
Throughout the manual, the following conventions are used to distinguish
elements of text.
NOTE: provides additional hints or information that requires special attention.
CAUTION: identifies important information which, if not followed, may result in loss of data
or damage to your device.
OPTION: identifies when there are alternative methods of performing a given task.
Any name of a menu, command, icon, or button that you can see on the screen is
shown in a bold typeset. For example:
On the Start menu, select Settings.
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1 Getting Started
This chapter introduces you to the features, specifications, and external
components of your Avitech MCC-8004 series module. It also guides you
through the process of setting up your MCC-8004 series module for use.
NOTE:
MCC stands for Media Control Center.
Depending on the model you purchased, the cabinet color and the look of the
accessories may vary from the ones shown in this manual.
1.1 Package Contents
After unpacking the shipping carton, you should find these standard items:
Avitech MCC-8004 series
Standard Power Cord (US customers only)
DVICascadingCable
RS-485 CascadingCable
(optional – when purchasing 2 or more MCC-8004 series) (optional – when purchasing2 or more MCC-8004 series)
RJ-50 GPI Terminal Block
Utility Disc (contains software and user’s manual)
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Set of screws (optional)
Ear (already installed on MCC-8004 upon order for
assembly on to rack mount)
1.2 Product Features
Automatic sensing of HD-SDI / SD-SDI and composite analog input.
Up to 26 internal configuration presets.
On-screen display of labels, borders, and video alarms.
Supports direct TSL tally / UMD interface.
Eight GPI for tally or recall of preset.
Communication control via RS-232 or IP.
Compatibility with Galaxy software for configuration, monitor layout, and
multiple-system control.
Avitech ASCII Protocol (AAP) support.
DCDi™ processing (MCC-8004P, MCC-8004Q, MCC-8004U).
Fixed quad-split display (MCC-8004Q).
32 channels of embedded audio with phase correlation (MCC-8004Q).
Audio meters for embedded audio with phase, AES (balanced/unbalanced),
analog audio – option.
NOTE:
Embedded digital audio streams into high definition digital video signals.
AES (Audio Engineering Society) –Officially known as AES3, this is an audio standard
used for carrying digital audio signals between various devices. AES was designed
primarily to support PCM (pulse-code-modulated) encoded audio in either DAT(digital
audio tape) format at 48 kHz or compact disc format at 44.1 kHz.
Analog audio is superior to digital audio due to the absence of fundamental error
mechanisms, which are present in digital audio systems, including aliasing, quantization
noise, and supposed limitations in dynamic range.
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Specifications
Parts
Inputs
Specifications
Video
Automatic sensing via BNC
HD-SDI (1080i/59.94, 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/60,
720p/50)
SD-SDI (NTSC/525i, PAL/625i, 525p/59.94, 625p/50)
Composite analog (NTSC, PAL)
Number of inputs:
(for MCC-8004a / aL / aA / aAL) four automatic detection composite
video (PAL/NTSC)
(for MCC-8004d / dL / dE / dEL / dA / dAL / dD / dDL / P / PL / PE /
PEL / PA / PAL / PD / PDL) four automatic detection SD-SDI /
composite video (PAL/NTSC)
(for MCC-8004Q / QL) four automatic detection HD / SD-SDI
(for MCC-8004U / UL / UE / UEL / UA / UAL / UD / UDL) four
automatic detection HD / SD-SDI / composite video (PAL/NTSC)
Loop
Available for MCC-8004aL / aAL / dL / dEL / dAL / dDL / PL / PEL /
PAL / PDL / QL / UL / UEL / UAL / UDL
Output
Audio
Resolution from 800 ×600up to 1920×1200 (WUXGA) via DVI-I
connector, simultaneous DVI and RGB
Number of output: 2
Analog
Available for MCC-8004aA / aAL / dA / dAL / PA / PAL / UA / UAL
AES
Available for MCC-8004dD / dDL / PD / PDL / UD / UDL
Embedded
Available for MCC-8004dE / dEL / dA / dAL / dD / dDL / PE / PEL /
PA / PAL / PD / PDL / Q / QL / UE / UEL / UA / UAL / UD / UDL
GPI
Data input/ output
8 inputs
Serial port
Number of port: 1
Baud rate: up to 1 Mbaud
RS-232 / 422 supporting TSL (one RS-422 to RS-232 converter may
be needed for each connection to an Avitech module)
RS-485
Number of ports: 2
DCDi™ processing
Available for MCC-8004P / PL / PE / PEL / PA / PAL / PD / PDL / Q
/ QL / U / UL / UE / UEL / UA / UAL / UD / UDL
Power supply
Consumption less than 30 watts
Housing
Dimension (W×D)
Metal
Input: 100– 240 V, 50/60 Hz; Output: 12 V DC (external)
Weight
Environment
Temperature
Humidity
Safety regulations
483×254 mm (19 ×10 inch)
3.6 kg (8lbs)
Operating: 0 °C (32 °F) to 40°C (104°F)
Storage: –10 °C (–4 °F) to 50 °C (122°F)
0% to 80% relative, non-condensing
FCC / CE / C-Tick, Class A
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Operating Features
Standalone operation (single MCC-8004 series module) with control via
RS-232 cable/ IP or;
multiple operation (up to 15MCC-8004/VCC-8000via14RS-485 and DVI,
except MCC-8004Q).
One MCC-8004 series module can fit in a single rack unit space for a
maximum of four video inputs.
RJ-50 GPI terminal block adapter is provided for tally or loading presets.
Up to 26 presets/configurations can be saved and recalled from the module’s
Flash EEPROM.
Compatible with VCC-8000 series modules.
1.3 Identifying the Front Hardware Component
Ref
Component
Power LED
Description
Lights green when the MCC-8004 series is powered on.
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1.4 Identifyingthe Rear Hardware Components
Ref
Label/Component
Description
In1 / 2 / 3 / 4
BNC connectors for HD / SD-SDI / composite video
inputs.
Audio Input
Connector for up to four analog stereo pairs/AES
audio inputs.
Analog Out
VGA connector for output to monitor display.
Audio Monitoring
Cascade Input (BNC 9)
BNC connector for audio cascading input.
Audio Monitoring
Cascade Output (BNC 10)
BNC connector for analog audio output.
Keypad
RS-232 connector for signal from optional TACP
(Touch-Screen Control Panel) or numerical
Simplified Control Panel (SCP) keypad.
RS-232
RS-232 connector for signal from the computer.
In/out 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
BNC connectors for HD / SD-SDI / composite video
input loop (passive for analog video, active for
digital video).
Cascade In
DVI-I connector for multimedia input
(cascade from other MCC-8004 / VCC-8000 series
device).
DVI-I Out
DVI-I connector for output to monitor display.
GPI
RJ-50 connector for GP input/output.
IP
Ethernet connector for using the computer’s Galaxy
software to perform setup on the MCC-8004 series.
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Ref
Label/Component
Description
Dip switches
The left dip switch is for updating the firmware,
while the right dip switch is for returning the
MCC-8004 to the factory-default setting.
ID
Rotary dial to assign unique addresses in systems
with two or more units.
RS-485 (in) (out)
RS-485 connectors for serial cascading
input/output.
100-250V AC
Power jack for connecting the AC power cord.
1.5 Getting Your MCC-8004 SeriesReady for Use
Basic Hardware Connections
Perform the following steps to get your MCC-8004 series module up and
running:
NOTE: The steps outlined next depend on the type of configuration you wish to set up.
1. Connect up to four BNC cables to the four video Input 1 / 2 / 3/ 4 ports for:
– HD / SD-SDI video inputs or;
– composite video inputs or;
– SD-SDI / composite video inputs or;
– HD / SD-SDI / composite video inputs.
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2. OPTION 1: Connect the RS-232 cable to the RS-232 port for signal from the
computer.
NOTE: If you are connecting via an RS-232 to USB cable, make sure that the proper
drivers (available on the Avitech website) are installed on your computer.
OPTION 2: Connect the Ethernet cable to the IP port to use the computer’s
Galaxy software to perform setup on the MCC-8004 series module.
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3. Connect the DVI-I cable to the DVI-I Out port for video output to the monitor
display.
4. If you are connecting a system with two or more units, make sure to assign a
unique address to your MCC-8004 series ID rotary dial.
5. Connect the AC power cord to the 100-250V AC power jack.
Cascading
Cascading is the technique of “daisy-chaining” multiple modules together
through a DVI display and a digital control backbone. This connection allows
the combined modules to operate as a single integrated system. Up to fifteen
different modules can be combined in this fashion to create extremely complex
systems with the ability to simultaneously monitor large numbers of audio,
video, and computer signals on the same display. If a module should fail, the
control and video information from modules higher up the chain is passed
through the failed module to allow the continued operation of the system.
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To cascade two or more MCC-8004 series, perform the following steps:
1. Begin by setting the rotary ID on the first MCC-8004 series module to 0.
Then, set the rotary ID on the second MCC-8004 series to 1, the rotary ID on
the third MCC-8004 series to 2, and so forth, until every module in the
cascade has a unique ID. (These can be other values as long as they are
different from each other’s setting.)
IMPORTANT: When cascading two or more modules (up to 15 maximum), make sure each
module gets assigned a unique rotary ID, or it will cause input conflicts.
2. To display the video overlay from each module, all units must be connected
to each other via male-to-male short DVI cascading cable.Take a DVI
cascading cable and connect one end to the DVI-I Out port on the Master
(first) module (N), and the other end to the DVI-I Cascade port of the next
module in the chain (N+1). Refer to the sample module combination as
follows:
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3. The module interface is cascaded through a RJ-45 (RS-485) connection,
which is used to loop communication from one module to the next. The data
stream carries control and configuration information. Take the RS-485
cascading cable and connect one end to the RS-485 (out) of the Master (first)
module (N) and the other end to RS-485 (in) of the next module up (N+1).
Refer to the sample module combination as follows:
4. The output from the DVI-I Out port on the last module in the cascade (ID 0)
should go to the group output monitor display via single-link DVI-D cable.
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OPTION: For monitor displays with VGA input, connect one end of the VGA
cable to the Analog Out port of the last cascaded MCC-8004 series ID# and
the other end to the monitor display.
NOTE: The analog part of the Cascade In port is bypassed (relays) if the module has no
power or is defective. A powered down or a defective unit in the chain will not compromise
the whole system, so other modules in the chain will not be affected by the failure of an
individual model.
5. Connect the computer that is running the Galaxy software to the Master (ID
0) module. If using an IP connection, connect a straight-through or a
cross-over RJ-45 cable from the computer to the IP port on the module. If
using a serial connection, connect a DB9 straight-through serial cable from
the computer to the module’s RS-232 port.
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6. If the computer application uses multimedia input, connect one end of the
DVI cable to the computer’s DVI port and the other end to the Cascade In
port of MCC-8004 series ID 0 (master module).
7. Connect the power cables to the Avitech multiviewer modules and make
sure that power is available.
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1.6 Using the GalaxySoftware
The Galaxy configuration software is designed for all Avitech multiviewer
modules. This program requires no installation and should not be run from a
“read-only” device, such as an optical disc. This section introduces the Galaxy
software for setting up your system.
NOTE: Make sure the MCC-8004 series module is powered on and connected properly to
your computer (see previous section) before launching the Galaxy software.
Connection Methods
There are two ways to connect your MCC-8004 series module to the controlling
computer:
Use the Ethernet cable (IP address) to connect (refer to the next section,
“Setting Up Static IP”); or
Use the serial cable to connect (refer to p. 21, “Setting Up COM Port”).
Setting Up Static IP
Before connecting the computers or controllers network to the MCC-8004 series
modules, computers with a DHCP LAN connection will need to be changed to a
static IP, in a similar range as the Avitech MCC-8004 series modules. An
additional option is to change the IP address of the MCC-8004 series master
module to a similar range as the controlling computer.
NOTE: The factory default IP of all Avitech modules is 210.100.100.151.
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Method 1: Change the IP Address of the Controlling Computer
1. On your computer, click Start, and then right-click on My Network Places,
and click Properties.
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2. When the next screen appears, right-click the Local Area Connection icon,
and click Properties.
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3. When the next screen appears, click to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),
and click Properties.
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4. When the next screen appears, click the radio button to select Use the
following IP address:, and then enter the IP address: 210.100.100.x (where x is
any value from 1 – 254), and Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0.
5. Click OK to exit.
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Method 2: Change the IP Address of the MCC-8004 Series Master Module
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file
(located in the included utility disc). When the following screen appears,
click Others.
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2. When the following screen appears, click to select the Others radio button,
and on the Module Style drop-down menu, select MCC-8004. Then, select
COM 1 (if you are planning to connect via a different COM port, make sure
that you choose the correct one during this step).
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3. Click Change IP Address. When the following screen appears, enter the new
IP address, Subnet mask, and Gateway, to match the value of the controlling
computer. Then, click OK.
4. Click Update on the lower left portion of the Update BIOS window to exit.
Pinging the MCC-8004 Series Module
If you decide to use the Ethernet cable to connect, make sure you can ping the
module at 210.100.100.151 (the factory-default IP address), by performing the
following steps:
1. Click StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesCommand Prompt. The following
screen appears.
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2. Type ping 210.100.100.151 and the following screen appears to
signify a successful communication.
3. Type “exit” to exit the Command Prompt screen.
Setting Up COMPort
If you are using the serial cable to connect, configure your computer’s COM port
to be 1 –10. Upon starting up the Galaxy configuration software, make sure to
specify the same COM port setting as your controlling computer.
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Or, click to select Automatically Search (this may be slower on some systems. If
you are unsure which COM port you are connected to, using this option will be
able to identify it).
Starting the Galaxy Configuration Software
To optimize the usage of your Avitech MCC-8004 series module, perform the
following steps to configure it using the Galaxy software:
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
When the following screen appears, select Automatically Search if you are
unsure of the serial port or IP address of the module. Select User Define if
you know the IP address or COM port assigned to your MCC-8004.
2. Click OK and your computer will start to search for your MCC-8004 series
module.
NOTE:
All modules in the cascade should be detected together. Make sure that the slave
module’s baud rate and resolution is the same as the master module’s.
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3. Upon finding your device, the following screen will appear to confirm
connection to your MCC-8004 series module.
For a standalone module
For cascaded modules
NOTE: Make sure the cascaded modules have different rotary ID settings (e.g., 1 – 2 – 3)
on their rear panels.
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4. Click OK and the following screens appear: Module Layout window, Galaxy
control window, and Option window.
The Module Layout window contains the bird’s eye view of the module
layout belonging to each ID in the system. In this example, the left
window displays the layout belonging to ID 1 on the Galaxy control
window; the middle window displays the layout belonging to ID 2, while
the right window displays the layout belonging to ID 3.
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The Galaxy control window is for creating and configuring the layout of
the input windows for all the modules in the cascade.
On the title bar portion can be found the following items:
Logo icon Avitech Galaxy: proprietary logo and the name of the
software.
1024×768 (60Hz): this is the current output resolution and frequency.
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The Option window is for accessing a wide variety of features, such as
group and video window/label setup (pp. 28-31, 36-40), save/load file
(pp. 66 and 67), adjust image (pp. 90 and 91),window size/position
setting (pp. 90 and 91), monitor audio (pp. 34 and 35), and COM port
setting (pp. 49 and 50).
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5. Right-clicking the mouse on the title bar accesses the Group Layout menu.
Select from 2×2 up to 10×10 as possible grid positions on the monitor
display.
NOTE: The layout size available for your particular model will depend on the monitor
display’s resolution as well as the smallest window size limitation (the smallest window size
for the MCC-8004 series is 144×128 pixels).
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Module Layout Window
Layout Menu
Select from 2×2 up to 4×4 (left to right or top to bottom) as possible grid
positions on the Module Layout window.
Galaxy Control Window
Select Menu
Open Option Menu
This toggles the Option window display on / off.
Dock Option Menu
This returns the Option window display to its default position on the right side of
the Galaxy control window. This option is not available (grayed-out) if the
previous item, Open Option Menu, is disabled.
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Settings Menu
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Set Output Mode
This changes the output resolution of all the modules in the selected group. If
you have more than one group, make sure to select the correct Group on the
drop-down menu. The MCC-8004 series default output resolution is 1024×768
/60 Hz.
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1. Click Settings, and then click Set Output Mode.
2. When the following screen appears, set the output resolution to match the
resolution of the monitor display. Select Refresh Frequency, select the Mode
from the drop-down menu, and click OK.The selected resolution is displayed
on the title bar of your Galaxy software.
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Flashing Window Border
When the Flashing Window Border option is enabled (indicated with a
checkmark), the border of the window where the mouse cursor just resided will
blink twice to notify you of its location.
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Reconnect (Network) / (COMPort)
If, during the course of operation, the IP becomes unattached from either the
computer or the module, reconnect it and click Reconnect (Network) to continue
the configuration process.When using the RS-232 serial cable to provide a
connection between the module and the computer, click Reconnect (COM Port)
instead.
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System Parameter
These options affect all the modules in all the groups. Upon clicking System
Parameter, the following menu appears (for information on the function of the
System Parameter options, see p.38):
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Group Parameter
These options only affect the modules in the selected group. Upon clicking
Group Parameter, the following menu appears:
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Module Parameter
These options only affect the selected module. Upon clicking Module Parameter,
the following menu appears:
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Importing / Exporting Label
This allows you to export labels to Microsoft® Notepad to be edited externally
and then imported back into Galaxy.
The most convenient way to export the label is as a BMP Label (Unicode) or Label
(ANSI) txt file. Start by assigning a filename when this screen appears:
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Then, open the file using Microsoft® Notepad. Edit the text in the file, starting
with Group 1 and Module 1. When you are done editing the label (highlighted in
red as shown below), save the txt file and import it in Galaxy using the
Settings-Import table. The on-screen labels will then be updated.
System Parameter
The following are the items that appear when System Parameter is selected.
Return Group Index to Default
This option returns all groups to their default setting andcombines all
modules into one group. Click OK when the following screen appears to
complete the configuration change.
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One Module Per Group
By default, the Galaxy software combines all available modules into one
large group. To quickly divide modules into different groups, this option
automatically assigns each individual module in the cascade to its own
independent group. For example, if four modules are in the cascade, it will
divide them into four groups.When the following screen appears, click OK to
finalize the changes.
The configuration progress will be shown on the screen.
NOTE:
The group’s sequence is set according to the rotary ID number in ascending order.
When in full screen mode, the window layout prior to full screen mode is automatically
restored before grouping.
After grouping, the module’s preset file will be cleared. The MCC-8004 series
system.agi(new configuration file), module.sys, and software.inifiles
will be updated.
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OPTION: An alternative method for creating a new group is:
1. Right-click the mouse on the module you wish to add to the new group.
Then click Set ID# toNew Group. The module is now in a new group.
2. Repeat this process for all additional modules (you can either add
additional modules to the new group or create additional groups).
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3. To switch between the different groups, use the Group drop-down menu.
4. Exit the Galaxy softwareand select Yes when prompted to save to flash
memory.
Save System Files to Flash
This allows you to save all configuration settings to flash memory. If the
system configuration has been changed, save the changes first before
continuing the other configuration settings. The progress of saving to flash
memory will be displayed.
NOTE: Be sure to save your presets to flash memory prior to operation of the module in
order to ensure consistent performance.
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Turning On/Off All Meters/Labels/Clocks/TSL
To turn on/off all meters / labels / clocks / TSL for all the modules, regardless
of the group it belongs to, click ON/OFF.
Module Cascade Series
This option allows you to control the setup of your current cascade. Use the
DVI Switch function to enable or disable Cascade In for each ID number. Use
the Cascade Series function to change the ID number designation only; this
will not affect the actual physical connection of the MCC-8004 series.
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IMPORTANT:The ID number designation on the Cascade Series section must match the
actual physical connection of the cascaded MCC-8004 series.
Example
The DVI output of the last module of each group is feeding the monitor
display. The VGA output of the last module of each group is also connected
to the background input of the first module of the other group. During normal
operation the input of the first module of each group is disabled (switched to
default black background).
The following setting is shown to affect the above sample scenario. Take
note that the Circular Mode item must be enabled.
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In case one monitor display fails, a preset combining all the inputs of both
groups can be recalled through the looping cable. In case the other monitor
display fails, another preset addressing this situation can be recalled. The
same concept can be extended to more than two groups.
The following setting is shown to affect the above sample scenario.
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Advanced
Upon clicking Advanced, the following screen appears:
Use Broadcast Load File
For loading presets / switching resolution / group reset. When this option
is enabled (indicated with a checkmark), the Galaxy software will
broadcast the command to every module, allowing for simultaneous
execution of the command.
NOTE: This feature should always be enabled.
Automatically Backup Files to Hard Drive
When enabled (indicated with a checkmark), the Galaxy software will
save all backup files to the computer hard
drive’s“c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\” folder. You may change this by
clicking Browse to select a different location to save the backup
information.
No Signal Size Refer to
When the window is unable to detect a signal, this will serve as the basis
for the Galaxy software to adjust the window size. NTSC: maximum
window size is 816×465. PAL: maximum window size is 816×560.
Clear Tally Status
When running a tally via RS-232, use this function in the Galaxy software to
close it. Alternatively, use the ASCII Z command to close tally via RS-232.
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Setup Module Speaker ID
Upon clicking Setup Module Speaker ID the following screen appears:
Use this function to set up the speaker to monitor the audio source by
assigning the Speaker ID number (1 to 60) for each module ID. Click to assign
One group per speaker or to assign All group in one speaker. Then click OK to
exit.
Group Parameter
The following are the items appearing under the Group Parameter menu.
Group Reset
This allows you to refresh all modules belonging to the same group.
Meter
There are two hierarchies for setting the Meter properties. One can affect the
entire group, while the other affects a single window.
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For an Entire Group
To change the audio meter properties for an entire group, perform the
following steps:
NOTE: Make sure to turn on all audio meters (see p. 42) before setting the audio meter
properties.
1. Upon clicking Meter, the following screen appears:
The MCC-8004 series is capable of displaying embedded audio as VU
(volume unit) meters inside the video window. Embedded audio is
divided into four groups, with a master and secondary channel for each
group. This allows you to display the left and right VU meter of either the
master or secondary channel on the left and right side of the window just
as the menu depicts.
2. Change the group by selecting it from the drop-down menu.
NOTE: When there is no audio detected, you will NOT see any VU meters.
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3. Use the sliders to adjust the Phase (H / L sliders), VU (one slider), Sound
(H / L sliders), A.A Gain (one slider).
For an Individual Window
To change the audio meter properties for a single window, use the mouse to
right-click on a window, and then click Set Meter.
Label
There are two hierarchies for setting the Label properties. One can affect the
entire group, while the other affects a single window.
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For an Entire Group
To set the label properties, perform the following steps:
NOTE: Make sure to turn on all labels (see p. 42) before setting the label properties.
This allows you to adjust the Font Color, B-G (background)Color, Label
Position (distance in number of pixels from the bottom of image window),
Text Transparency Switch (Transparency level), and font Size for all labels in
the group.
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For an Individual Window
1. Right-click the mouse on a window and select Set Label to enter text.
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2. Keep in mind that each window supports one line of text (up to 32
characters).
Label Position: allows you to change the vertical position of the label by
clicking above or below the blue line (default is 0).
Label Outside: allows you to place the label outside the window.
Fill Background: allows the label background to fill the entire width of the
window.
Text Transparency Switch: allows you to set the transparency level of the
entire label, including the background.
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BMP Label: allows you to activate the universal fonts for labels by
performing the following steps:
1. Click to enable the BMP Label checkbox (indicated with a
checkmark).
2. Click the BMP Label Font Type button.
3. When the Font window appears, set the Font, Font Style, and Size.
Then click OK.
4. On the Line 1 window enter a label in the desired language by first
selecting the language on the Windows taskbar.
5. Repeat the above steps for all the other windows.
Setting Border Properties
Borders are turned on by default. To turn off borders, perform the following
steps:
For an Entire Group
1. Upon clicking Border the following screen appears. Change the Border
Width to 0.
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2. You can also change the border color.
Each pixel/line can have adifferent color
3D border
For an Individual Window
To change the border properties for an individual window, right-click the
mouse on the window and select Set Border, then select the desired color and
size.
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Activating Tally
The RJ-50-to-GPI terminal block allows for a total of eight inputs to activate
tally, two per window. You can also use the serial port with ASCII, TSI, or
TSL to activate tally. To change the appearance of tally, perform the
following steps:
1. Upon clicking Tally, the following window appears.
Tally 1 and 2 are triggered by GPIO while Tally 3 is triggered via serial
communication.
2. The settings that can be adjusted include Tally Color, LED, Label, Border,
and Flash.
NOTE: Tally 1/2/3 can trigger either Label or Border, but there is only one border or label. If
tally 1/2/3 are triggered simultaneously, the display priority will be tally 1, then tally 2, then
tally 3.
Setting Alarm Properties
This allows you to setup a notification for when a signal is missing.
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For an Entire Group
To set the alarm properties, click Alarm and the following screen appears. By
clicking Module Alarm Switch, you will set the Process/Video/Audio Alarm
Switch and adjust the Signal Type’s Font Color and B-G (background) Color
for alarms in the group.
For an Individual Window
To set the alarm properties for an individual window, right-click the mouse
on the window and select Set Alarm.
Module/Process Alarm Switch: to turn on the alarm setting, make sure that
both options are enabled (indicated with a checkmark).
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Video Alarm Switch: to turn on/off the “no video” signal. You may set the
image border to the color Red, or to Flash as warning.
GPO: to assign a GPO contact closure to alarm so that the alarm creates a
voltage (supports up to 5V) on the contact when it is triggered.
Response Time: to set the No Video / Motion alarm response time from
0.23 to 23 seconds.
No Motion Alarm: to disable the alarm that is triggered when no motion is
detected.
Video Black (only available for MCC-8004d): to turn on / off the “video
black” alarm that is triggered by setting the threshold (brightness level of
image) in relation to the area (percent).
NOTE: No Motion Alarm / Video Black signal format cannot happen simultaneously.
When both conditions exist, Video Black has a higher priority than No Motion Alarm.
Audio Alarm Switch: audio loss detection can be monitored by a single
channel or group.
No Audio Alarm for Single Meter: to disable the alarm that is triggered
when no audio is detected.
Response Time: to set the Signal In / Out alarm response time, such as
when inputting the signal or change of status from “abnormal” to
“normal” (0.23 to 23 seconds).
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Signal Type: sets the signal’s font and background color. When this
option is enabled, the video’s signal type will be displayed on the
monitor display.
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Setting Clock Properties
NOTE: Make sure to turn on all clocks (p. 41) before setting the clock properties.
For an Entire Group
To set the clock properties, click Clock to adjust the Font Color, B-G
(background) Color, and font Size for all clocks in the group. You can also set
the Analog Clock Size, Border, Hide Switch (full screen mode), Time Format
(24 / 12 hours), Count (up/down), Font Color, B-G (background) Color, Clock
Background Transparency, Source, and Time Zone.
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BMP Label allows you to activate the universal fonts for the on-screen clock
by performing the following steps:
1. Click to enable the BMP Label checkbox (indicated with a checkmark).
2. Click the BMP Label Font Type button.
3. When the Font window appears, set the Font, Font Style, and Size.
Then click OK.
The analog clock works differently, compared to the digital clock, in that you
cannot use the drag-and-drop feature to re-size. You can only select from the
following: 192×192, 224×224, 256×256, 320×320, or 384×384.
To activate the time code feature, in the Source portion click the mouse to
select Free Run, LTC, or VITC (NTSC/PAL). You can also synchronize the
clock from the slave module by clicking the mouse on Slave to select it. Then
click the Update button (on the lower right portion) and then click OK.
The NTP time code feature allows the MCC-8004 series to synchronize the
clock with an external NTP time server. The IP port on the rear of the
MCC-8004 series can control, as well as receive, time code information
simultaneously.
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To set up the NTP time code, perform the following steps:
1. Make sure that CountUp is selected.
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2. On the Source portion click the mouse on NTP to select it. Then click the
NTP Properties button; the following screen appears:
3. Enter the IP address of the NTP Server, the default Gateway (use
“ipconfig” in Windows DOS mode to find out), then set the update
frequency time interval.
4. Select the Time Zone in the drop-down menu and click the mouse on the
Daylight checkbox to select DST (daylight saving time) when applicable.
5. Click Update (on the lower middle portion) and then the OK button.
NOTE: You may be required to exit the Galaxy software by first saving the new settings to
flash memory, then restarting the Galaxy software before the clock can be updated.
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For an Individual Module
To set the alarm properties for an individual module, right-click the mouse
anywhere on the Clock window and click Setting.
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The following screen appears:
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Switching Digital Clock to Analog Clock Display (and vice versa)
To change the digital clock display to analog clock display, perform the
following steps:
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
Click Others when the following screen appears:
2. Select Others and on the Module Style drop-down menu, select MCC-8004.
3. Click to select the IP checkbox with the factory-default 210.100.100.151
value. If you have changed the IP address of your MCC-8004 series,
make sure to enter the correct IP address.
NOTE: In case you are not sure of your module’s IP address and want to find out, click
COM and make sure that the COM port number is the same as the connected computer,
then click the Change IP Address button to find out the IP address. Afterwards, click
Cancel to exit.
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4. To change to an analog clock display, click Using Analog Clock (or click
Using Digital Clock to change to a digital clock display). The Galaxy
software would start to detect the MCC-8004 module.
5. When the MCC-8004 module is detected, click OK.
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6. Click Cancel on the lower right bottom part of the screen to exit.
7. Re-boot the MCC-8004 module by unplugging the power cord and
plugging in the power cord.
8. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
When the following screen appears, under Serial Port select Automatically
Search. Or, under IP select User Define if you know the IP address
assigned to your MCC-8004.
9. Click OK and your computer will start to search for your MCC-8004.
10. Upon finding your device, the following screen will appear to confirm
connection to your MCC-8004.
11. Click OK and the Galaxy software screens will appear (Module Layout
window, Galaxy control window, and Option window).
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12. Click SettingsSystem ParameterSave System Files to Flash to save
the changes.
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Setting COM Ports
This allows you to configure the serial port of the module with the computer
for configuration and control. To set the COM port, perform the following
steps (by default the COM port is set to normal and baud rate set to 14400
bps):
1. There are two methods for setting COM port. Click COM A, or in the
Option window click Set COM A.
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2. The following screen appears. Select the Setting COM A option (if
available).
3. Set the Baud Rate.
4. Select the Mode.
Normal – for configuring the serial port of the module with the
computer configuration and control.
AVR–for configuring the serial port of the module with anAVR
connection.
Load File – for use with the SCP (Simplified Control Panel) keypad.
TSL V3.1 – for configuring the serial port of the module with a TSL
connection.The initialization process is different, so the same
TSLconnectionused with other Avitech products may not function
correctly with the MCC-8004 series without additional changes.
5. Select the Detect Slave Module Mode.
Fast – default.
Slow–should be enabled when cascading the MCC-8004 series with a
VCC-8000 series module or modules, because VCC-8000 has a
slower response time than MCC-8004.
6. After setting COM A, you may be prompted to close the Galaxy software
and power cycle (shutdown and restart) the module.
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TSL
The MCC-8004 series includes one RS-232 port that is used for connecting
to a computer for configuration control, and connecting to TSL controller.
One TSL port of the TSL controller is needed for connecting to the first
module of each group. To setup the configuration, perform the following
steps:
1. Select SettingsGroup ParameterCOM A.
2. On the Modedrop-down menu, select TSL V3.1. The Baud Rate will
automatically adjust to 38400 bps (according to TSL specifications).
3. Save and exit the Galaxy software – this can also be done once all the
parameters have been configured.
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4. By default, all windows are enabled for the TSL protocol. This can be
changed for an individual window, on a group basis, or at the system
level by clicking SettingsSystem Parameter.
5. Click All TSL, and then select ON/OFF.
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For an Entire Group
1. Select SettingsGroup ParameterTSL.
2. Ensure that Enable is selected (indicated with a checkmark). If it is
unchecked, only static labels will be displayed.
3. Specify the Display Address (ranges from 0 to 126). The address should
match the TSL controller configured address corresponding to therouter
output feeding the corresponding Avitech input.
4. If you want to display dynamic labels, click the radio button to select TSL
Only. If you want to display both the static and dynamic labels, click the
radio button to select Allow Both Static & Dynamic.
5. To display 8 or 16 dynamic characters (if the TSL implementation allows
it), click the radio button to select the corresponding options.This
concludes the TSL setup on the group level.
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For an individual window
Perform the above same steps for each window by right-clicking the mouse
on each individual window, then clicking TSL to set the TSL Display Address.
NOTE: When dynamic labels are displayed, bitmap fonts cannot be used for displaying
static and/or dynamic labels.
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Aspect Auto Detect
This allows you to turn on/off automatic detection of the input signal’s aspect
ratio. For HD-SDI input signal, the aspect ratio will be 16:9; for SD-SDI /
composite, the aspect ratio default setting is 4:3.
Output Timing
There are two output timings: Normal and VESA. Normal output timing is
designed for some brands of monitor display that do not support the VESA
standard. The default setting for output timing is Normal.
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VGA to Background
This allows you to alter the sequence of a particular cascading window that
appears on the monitor display. By default, Window 1 should appear on top
of Window 2 but you can move it to be behind Window 2 into the
background.
Frame Lock (Full Screen Mode)
To prevent the occurrence of black line or upper and lower image split when
displaying in full screen mode (output resolution is higher than 1280×1024),
turn on the Frame Lock function.
NOTE: Upon switching to full screen mode the im age may briefly appear unstable, this is
normal and the im age should stabilize shortly.
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Window Size
There are three sizes that can display all the windows in a group: 4:3, 16:9, or
Lock Aspect Ratio.
When changing the width of the window, the height will automatically adjust
to match the aspect ratio. When Lock Aspect Ratio is set to On, the aspect
ratio of the video display will be maintained, even if the window is stretched.
If the image is 4:3 and it is stretched to 16:9, the result is two vertical black
bars appearing on either side of the display. If the image is 16:9 and it is
scaled down to 4:3, then it will have a letterbox effect.
Set Default Layout
When you have multiple units cascaded together, you can quickly show all
the windows by selecting Set Default Layout.
Module Parameter
The following are the items appearing on Module Parameter.
IP Address
This allows you to change to an IP address different from the default one.
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Auto Parameter
The MCC-8004 series can automatically detect the display’s optimum aspect
ratio. To enable or disable this feature, perform the following steps:
1. Click Auto Parameter.
2. Click Aspect Detect, then select On/Off (default setting is Off).
NOTE: When the Aspect Detect option is set to On, all the presets will be displayed in the
optimum aspect ratio.
Output Timing
There are two output timings, Normal and VESA.Normal output timing is
designed for brands of monitor displays that do not support the VESA
standard. The default setting for output timing is Normal.
Clock Window
When the item All Clocks under System Parameter is set to On, a checkmark
appears on this item.You can turn on (indicated with a checkmark) or off the
clock window display. Click on the item to toggle between on/off.
Cascade in VGA Only
You can turn on (indicated with a checkmark) or off the cascade mode with
VGA signal only. Click on the item to toggle between on/off.
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Activating Tally
The RJ-50-to-GPI terminal block allows for a total of eight inputs to activate
tally, two per window. You can also use the serial port with ASCII, TSI, or
TSL to activate tally. To change the appearance of tally, perform the
following steps:
1. Click Tally and the following screen appears:
Tally 1 and 2 are triggered by GPIO while Tally 3 is triggered via serial
communication.
2. The settings that can be adjusted include Tally Color, LED, Label, Border,
and Flash.
VGA to Background
When the item VGA to Background under Group Parameter is set to On, a
checkmark appears on this item. This allows you to alter the sequence of a
particular cascading window that appears on the monitor display. By default,
Window 1 should appear on top of Window 2, but you can move it to be
behind Window 2 into the background. Click on the item to toggle between
on/off.
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GPI Definitions
Eight positions can be found on the RJ-50-to-GPI terminal block that are
assignable to either activate tally (two per video input) or to load presets, but
each pin can only be assigned to one task. To assign the definition of each
GPI, perform the following steps:
1. Upon clicking GPI Definitions, the following screen appears:
2. Click to select (enable) Independent (load preset) option to allow the
MCC-8004 Slave module not to follow the Master module when GPI
load preset.
3. After you have finished assigning tasks to each GPI, click OK to finalize
the changes.
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NOTE:
The RJ-50-to-GPI terminal block adapter has eight positions that can each be used for
setting tally and loading presets.
By default, the terminal block is used to turn on/off the tally for each window:
– Position 1 + GND = turns on main tally for window 1.
– Position 2 + GND = turns on secondary tally for window 1.
– Position 3 + GND = turns on main tally for window 2.
– Position 4 + GND = turns on secondary tally for window 2.
– Position 5 + GND = turns on main tally for window 3.
– Position 6 + GND = turns on secondary tally for window 3.
– Position 7 + GND = turns on main tally for window 4.
– Position 8 + GND = turns on secondary tally for window 4.
Make sure that the RJ-50 GPI terminal block is inserted into the GPI port
on the rear panel. The sample pictures below illustrate tapping the wire
on position 1 to turn on the main tally for window 1.
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Preset Time
Users can set the preset time (1 – 8), for count up or down, which can be
recalled using GPIO.
TSL
NOTE: Make sure that you have selected the TSL configuration on the previous settings,
under Group Parameter (see previous section).
To change the TSL configuration of a particular module, perform the
following steps:
1. Click TSL and when the following screen appears, ensure that Enable is
selected (indicated with a checkmark). If it is unchecked, only static
labels will be displayed.
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2. Specify the Display Address (ranges from 0 to 126). The address
shouldmatch the TSL controller configured address corresponding to
therouter output feeding the corresponding Avitech input.
3. If you want to display dynamic labels, click the radio button to select TSL
Only. If you want to display both the static and dynamic labels, click the
radio button to select Allow Both Static & Dynamic.
4. To display 8 or 16 dynamic characters (if the TSL implementation allows
it), click the radio button to select the corresponding options.This
concludes the TSL setup on the module level.
NTSC Black Level
This allows you to set the NTSC black level by selecting 0 % or 7.5 %.
Default setting for the NTSC Black Level is 7.5 %.
NOTE: Only supports composite video input source.
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Special Screen Layout Menu
Some special screen layouts are available for the MCC-8004 series (layouts that
are grayed-out signify non-availability for your particular configuration):
Layout 1 (Default 2×2) – quad split mode.
Layout 2 (Default Others) – rows or columns of four windows. Upon clicking
the item, select from the following layout as shown below.
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Layout 6 (Briefing) – cycle between presets for a slideshow effect.
Help Menu
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Read BIOS Version
To find out the version of firmware running on your Avitech MCC-8004 series
module, perform the following steps:
1. Click Read BIOS Version.When the following screen appears, click Export.
2. Assign a filename and click Save to save the data.
Update Signal Type / Format
To update signal type / format, click Update Signal Type / Format and the next
sample screen shows the entire image’s signal type / format.
ModuleSignalState
To find out the module’s signal state, click Module Signal State.
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Backing Up Presets
To backup a preset to your computer’s hard drive, perform the following steps:
1. Click Backup All Information, the following warning message appears. Click
OK to continue.
2. The following message appears when back-up is successful, click OK to
continue.
This will backup all saved presets and system configuration files to your
computer hard drive’s
“c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\IPxxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\xxxx#_#” or
“c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\COM_1\xxxx#_#” folder.
WARNING: Everything in the Backup folder will be erased. Backing up presets again will
write over previously backed up presets. If you want to keep the old presets, move the
entire Backup folder to a temporary directory (e.g.,c:\temp).
This will create the following directories:
– “c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\”
– “c:\Avitech_VCC\Temporary”
Restoring Presets
To manually restore a preset, perform the following steps:
1. Set the MCC-8004 series to the factory-default value (refer to Chapter 4
Resetting to the Factory-Default State for details).
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2. Make sure that the rotary ID of the MCC-8004 series being restored matches
the old module (if the same module is not being restored), and that the form
of communication is the same (IP or RS-232).
3. If the backup content is somewhere else other than at the
“c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\IPxxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\xxxx#_#” or
“c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\COM_1\xxxx#_#”, copy the backup data
“xxxx#_#” into the “c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\IPxxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\” or
“c:\Avitech_VCC\Backup\COM_1\” location.
4. Run the Galaxy software and select Yes when prompted whether to restore
the module using the backup data.
5. Upon clicking Restore Module Information on the Help menu, you should see
a progress bar showing the preset being loaded into the MCC-8004 series.
6. When the following screen appears, the checking result confirms that
everything is normal. If that is the case, click Cancel to exit restoring of
preset(s). You may skip steps 7 and 8.
NOTE: You can click to enable the Forces checkbox (located on the upper right corner)
that allows the backup information to be written to all the module(s) flash memory. The
Restore button will then be enabled so you can click on it.
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If the checking results shows an Abnormal report, confirm if the backup Path
is correct. Then click Restore.
NOTE: You can click to enable the Forces checkbox (located on the upper right corner)
that allows the backup information to be written to all the module(s) flash memory.
The progress of the restore process will be shown.
If the backup Path is incorrect, click Browse to select the correct location.
Then click OK to continue.
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7. Click OK when the next screen appears to continue.
8. Click OK when the next screen appears to restart the Galaxy software.
NOTE: If upon clicking Restore Module Information on the Help menu and the following
error message appears, click OK.
On the next screen, click Browse.
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On the next screen, click Browse again to specify the correct backup Path.
Converting Preset File to ASCII Format
1. Click Preset File to ASCII. When the following screen appears, confirm if the
Save Path is correct. If incorrect, click Browse to select the correct location.
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2. Select the Requirements, and then click Conversion.
3. Click OK to exit.
Read Galaxy Information
Click About.You should see a pop-up box showing the Galaxy software
information.
Quick Keys – Change Window to/from Full Screen Mode;
Swap Window Contents
Two quick keys are available that allow you to quickly bring a window to/from
full screen mode, as well as swap the contents from one window to another, by
performing the following steps:
1. To change to full screen mode, double-click the mouse on a window.
Double-click again to return from full screen mode.
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2. To access the swap window quick key, move your cursor to the bottom left
hand corner of a window until a capital letter S appears.
3. Click on the capital letter S to select the source window and then click again
at a destination window where you want to swap the contents from the
source. This will swap all the contents and properties of the source window
to the destination window.
Window Layout
Setting the Default Layout(by Group)
When you have multiple units cascaded together, you can quickly show all the
windows by selecting SettingsGroup ParameterSet Default Layout.
Arranging Windows(by Group)
To quickly setup the layout for your video windows, right-click the mouse on the
title bar to access the Group Layout menu. Select from 2×2 up to 5×5 as possible
grid positions on the monitor display.
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Repositioning anIndividual Window
To reposition a window, perform the following steps:
1. Drag the center of a window and drop to a new position and it will update on
the monitor display.
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Option Window
2. Use the Position Fine Adjustment menu to adjust the position of any window
on a pixel by pixel basis. Keep in mind that the width increases in 16 pixel
increments and the height in 1 pixel increments.
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Mouse Right-click Menu
To change the properties of an individual window, right-click the mouse on the
particular window to access the window’s menu.
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Resizing Window
To resize a single window to one of the preset sizes, perform one of the
following options:
1. Right-click the mouse on a particular window and select Size, followed by
the desired preset size selection.
NOTE: This option is not available for the scaleable DVI input.
2. Drag the border of a window to the desired size. Keep in mind that there is a
scaling limitation for each window that limits the maximum scaleable size to
816×465 pixels for NTSC video and 816×560 for PAL video.
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3. Use the Size Fine Adjustment menu to adjust each window on a pixel by pixel
basis. Keep in mind that the width increases in 16 pixel increments and the
height in 1 pixel increments.
4. On a particular window, select Full Screen to maximize the image and fill up
the whole screen.
Select Source
This allows you to copy the input signal source from one process window (e.g.,
Window 1) to another process window (e.g., Window 2), within the same
module only. Window 2 will then display the same image as Window 1.
Right-click the mouse on a particular window, then click Select Source. The
following menu appears. The selected source will have a checkmark.
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Check Signal
To determine if the video signal is being fed into the selected window, right-click
the mouse on a particular window and click Check Signal. The following screen
appears.
Turning On/Off the Label
1. The Option window has a checkbox that can be used to turn off the label (L)
for each window.
2. To turn off a label, find the checkbox that represents the selected window
and check to enable or un-check to disable the label.
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3. Upon right-clicking on a particular window, select Set Label, and the
following screen appear. Refer to “Label” on p. 48 for details on setting
Label Properties.
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Setting the Meter Properties
This allows you to change the audio meter properties. Upon right-clicking a
particular window, select Set Meter, and the following screen appears. Refer to
“Meter” on p. 46 for details on setting the Meter Properties.
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Turning On/Off the Border
This allows you to change the properties for the border. Upon right-clicking on a
particular window, select Set Border, and the following screen appears. Refer to
“Setting Border Properties” on p. 52 for details on setting the Border Properties.
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Safe Area
Upon right-clicking on a particular window, select Safe Area, and the following
screen will appear:
The following should be noted when setting the safe area:
Luminance is reduced outside the safe area.
Enable– can be enabled/disabled for each source window. By using the
slider, freely adjust the horizontal (Left and Right) and vertical (Top and
Bottom) markers.
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Display 4:3 markers – fixed 4:3 markers (vertical yellow lines) delineates the
4:3 area in a 16:9 window.
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Set Alarm
Upon right-clicking a particular window, select Set Alarm and the following
screen appears (refer to “Setting Alarm Properties” on p. 54 for details on setting
the Alarm Properties):
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Aspect Auto Detect
This allows you to set the input signal’s aspect ratio for a particular window. If
the input signal is of a different aspect ratio than the monitor in which it is
displayed, you may change the monitor’s aspect ratio to display the signal,
without deformation.
1. Right-click the mouse on a particular window and click Aspect Auto Detect.
When the next screen appears, click the mouse to select Enable, and then
select the desired aspect ratio.
2. Then click OK. The available selection for HD-SDI is 16:9; while for SD-SDI
/ Composite you can switch between 4:3 and 16:9.
Displaying Static / Dynamic Labels
This allows you to display static/dynamic labelsby right-clicking a particular
window, select TSL, and the following screen appears. Refer to a previous
section (“TSL” on p. 66) for details on setting the TSL Properties.
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Saving to a Flash File
There are two instances that might arise where you will need to use the save to
flash feature:
After creating the master layout and you want the MCC-8004 series to load it
again when the unit is power cycled (shutdown and restart).
After you are done saving presets and you want to save all the presets that
were created into the internal flash memory of the module. If this action is
skipped, the module will lose all the presets that were created.
To save to flash, perform the following steps:
1. Click Save File in the Option window.
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2. When the following screen appears, click Update to Module Flash, and then
click OK.
Or, close the Galaxy software and select Yes when prompted to save.
Saving a Preset
All the presets you create are stored in the MCC-8004 series and not in the
computer that is running the Galaxy software. In order to write all the presets
into the internal flash memory of the MCC-8004 series after creating it, you will
need to save to flash. To save a preset, perform the following steps:
1. Configure the layout to how you want it to display.
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2. Click Save File on the Option window.
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3. When the next screen appears, enter a unique filename for the preset, and
select OK to save.
When using a keypad, use the numbers 0–9 for your preset names.
When using the GPI, use the numbers 1–8 for your preset names.
The file extension GP# will be automatically added to the filename.
4. Repeat the above steps for each additional preset.
5. After you are done creating presets, load the file that you want to be the
master layout, which gets loaded when the MCC-8004 series is powered on.
6. Close the Galaxy software and select Yes when prompted to save to flash.
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Loading File
1. In the Option menu, click Load File.
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2. Select a saved file, and then click OK to load the preset.
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Making Adjustments
1. In the Option menu, click Adjustment.
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2. The following screen appears.
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3. Select the particular Image Window, then you can adjust the parameters
directly by using the sliders or clicking the radio button. Click the Default
button on the lower right portion of the screen to reset the values to the
factory-default.
Brightness – controls the brightness of the output video.
Saturation – controls the color saturation of the output video.
Contrast – controls the contrast of the output video.
Hue – controls the hue of the output video.
NOTE:Hue control is only available for MCC-8004a and MCC-8004d series.
HEnh Gain (horizontal overall enhancement gain) – sets the base
enhancement level for horizontal enhancer affecting horizontal large edge
and detail enhancer gains in the luma channel.
HEnh Threshold (horizontal overall enhancement threshold) – sets the base
enhancement threshold levels for horizontal enhancer affecting horizontal
large edge and detail enhancer thresholds in the luma channel.
HLE Gain (horizontal large edge enhancement level) – sets the enhancement
level for horizontal large edge enhancement along with the value of
HEnhGain. The final enhancement level is the result of multiplication of
these twovalues.
HLE Threshold (horizontal large edge enhancement threshold) – sets the
enhancement threshold for horizontal large edge enhancement along with the
value of HEnhThreshold. The sum of these two values, clipped to 8 bits
forms the final threshold.
HDE Gain (horizontal detail enhancement level) – sets the enhancement level
for horizontal detail enhancement along with the value of HEnhGain. The
final enhancement level is the result of multiplication of these two values.
HDEThreshold (horizontal detail enhancement threshold) – sets the
enhancement threshold for horizontal large edge detail along with the value
of HEnhThreshold. The sum of these two values, clipped to 8 bits forms the
final threshold.
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VEnh Threshold (vertical enhancer threshold)–defines the threshold above
which vertical enhancement occurs.
VEnh LVL1 (vertical enhancer level) – defines the level of vertical
enhancement in conjunction with the value of VEnhLVL2.
VEnhLVL2 (enhancement level) – defines the level of vertical enhancement in
conjunction with the value of VEnh LVL1.Vertical enhancement level is the
result of multiplication of values in VEnh LVL1 and VEnhLVL2.
NOTE: HEnh Gain, HEnh Threshold, HLE Gain, HLE Threshold, HDE Gain,
HDEThreshold, VEnh Threshold, VEnh LVL1, and VEnhLVL2 controls are not available
for MCC-8004a and MCC-8004d series.
Color Key Higher/Lower (All/Red/Green/Blue) – also called “chroma key,” it
is a technique for compositing two images or frames together in which a
color (or a small color range) from one image is removed (or made
transparent), revealing another image behind it.
VGA Gain (All/Red/Green/Blue) – gain controls are like contrast controls, they
primarily affect the light end of the scale (for VGA video signal only).
Gamma (All/Red/Green/Blue) – gamma compression, also known as gamma
encoding, is used to encode linear luminance or RGB values into video
signals or digital video file values. A color CRT receives three video signals
(red, green, and blue) and in general each color has its own value of gamma.
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Audio Delay
1. In the Option menu, click Check Audio.
2. When the following screen appears, click the audio Check option.
3. Use the slider to set the Audio Delay time (Millisecond).
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4. Click on the radio button to select 60 or 59.94Hz frequency (if available).
Select 60 Hz when the signal is for HD (high definition); select 59.94 Hz when
it is for 59.94Hz (1/1.001) to prevent interference on the waveform output.
5. Click the Sound drop-down menu to select between Stereo, Mono Left, or
Mono Right.
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2
Simplified Control Panel
Aside from using the Galaxy software, you can control your module through the
optional numerical Simplified Control Panel (SCP) keypad that allows you to
quickly recall presets without having to use a computer. This chapter
familiarizes you with using the Simplified Control Panel to load up to ten
presets, saved in the flash memory of the MCC-8004 series module.
2.1 Using the Simplified Control Panel (Optional)
Preparing the MCC-8004 Series For Use With the SCP
Keypad
To prepare the MCC-8004 series for use with the Simplified Control Panel,
perform the following steps:
1. Create up to ten presets with filenames 0–9 (up to ten groups). (Refer to the
previous chapter on saving presets.)
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2. Click SettingsGroup ParameterCOM A. When the next screen appears,
select Load File on the Mode drop-down menu. Then click OK.
3. You will be prompted to shut down the Galaxy software and save to flash.
4. Power off the MCC-8004 series module by unplugging the power cord.
Then, plug in the SCP keypad to the rear panel’s Keypad port.
NOTE: If you need to connect again using the Galaxy software, you must first disconnect
the SCP keypad.
5. Connect the power cord back to the MCC-8004 series module to power on.
Recalling Presets
The MCC-8004 series COM port is automatically set to the following
parameters:
RS-232
8-bit data
1-stop
No parity
14400 bps baud rate
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To recall the presets, perform the following steps:
1. To login to the Simple Control Panel mode press Enter.
2. Use the Galaxy software’s preset files saved in the MCC-8004 series flash
memory.
The preset filename format is: X.GPY
where X = 1–26, this refers to preset 1– preset 26
where Y = 1–9, this refers to group 1– group 9
3. Recall preset mode 1:
To recall the next preset file, press the + (plus) key.
To recall the previous preset file, press the – (minus) key.
4. Recall preset mode 2:
To recall a specific preset file, press the two number keys. The first number
signifies the Group number; the second number signifies the preset number.
For example: pressing the 19 number keys would allow the MCC-8004
series to recall the “9.GP1” preset file.
5. Recall preset mode 3 (supports recall of preset files 0–26):
Example 1: pressing 1 (one) . (point or period) 1 (one) Enter
(total of four keys) would allow MCC-8004 series to recall the “1.GP1”
file.
Example 2: pressing 2 (two) . (point or period) 1 (one) 7 (seven)
Enter (total of five keys) would allow MCC-8004 series to recall
the“17.GP2” file.
Example 3: pressing 3 (three) . (point or period) 2 (two) 6 (six)
Enter (total of five keys) would allow the MCC-8004 series to recall the
“26.GP3” file.
6. To save the MCC-8004 series present configuration: press * (star or
asterisk) / (slash) Enter (total of three keys). During this process
(approximately five seconds), make sure that your MCC-8004 series has a
stable and uninterrupted power supply.
7. When the DVI-I port has an analog VGA input, the MCC-8004 series can do
automatic image adjustment by pressing the following three keys:
. (point or period) * (star or asterisk) Enter.
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8. When the DVI-I port has an analog VGA input, the MCC-8004 series can do
automatic gain adjustment by pressing the following three keys:
. (point or period) / (slash) Enter.
9. To logout from the Simple Control Panel mode, unplug the SCP keypad
from the rear panel’s Keypad port.
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3
Avitech ASCII Protocol
The MCC-8004 series supports the ASCII command prompt interface. You can
use HyperTerminal to control your MCC-8004 series. The serial port (RS-232)
on the MCC-8004 series can also be used to interface with a third-party
controller for control over RS-232. This chapter familiarizes you with using the
Avitech ASCII Protocol (AAP) of the MCC-8004 series via Microsoft®
Windows HyperTerminal function as an example.
3.1 Setting the RS-232 Port
Before using the ASCII Z command interface, make sure that the COM A
(RS-232) port on the MCC-8004 seriesis set at Normal (8-bit data, 1 stop bit, no
parity, and no flow control). The default baud rate is 14400 bps (should be set at
57600 bps). To correctly use the ASCII Z commands, use the Galaxy software’s
default Group and Module number for the MCC-8004 series.
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NOTE:
To set COM A to Normal. ClickSettingsGroup ParameterCOM A. When the next
screen appears, select Normal on the Mode drop-down menu. Then click OK.
Disconnect the SCP keypad if that is connected.
3.2 Setting the HyperTerminal’s COMPort
To set the HyperTerminal’s COM port, perform the following steps:
1. Click StartAll
ProgramsAccessoriesCommunicationsHyperTerminal to startup the
Windows HyperTerminal function.
2. Set the HyperTerminal’s COM port to the following settings (same as
RS-232 port setting):
Baud Rate: 57600
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 1
Flow Control: None
3.3 Entering the ASCII Z Command Interface
To startup the ASCII Z command interface, perform the following steps:
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1. Connect the HyperTerminal’s COM port (computer) to the MCC-8004
series RS-232 port, and make sure that power supply is available.
2. Connect the power cord to the MCC-8004 seriesso that it will use the 57600
bps baud rate to transmit the startup signal.
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3. Press Enter to login to the ASCII Z command interface. When the
HyperTerminal’s command prompt “>” symbol appears, you can start
entering ASCII Z commands.
4. To logout of the ASCII Z command interface, type “exit” and press Enter.
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3.4 ASCII Z Command Format
The ASCII Z command is comprised of the following parts:
Header
Group/Module/Window Assignment
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
...
The following is a list of rules to follow when entering the ASCII Z command:
It is acceptable to enter commands in small or capital letters, and the five
columns are separated by a space.
Header = z + command character
Group/Module/Window Assignment (GGMMPP)= is comprised of six Arabic
numerals. This is used in designating the device’s Group/Module/Window
assignment.
Group = is comprised of the first two numbers (01–99), 00 is used to
pertain to all groups.
Module = is comprised of the middle two numbers (01–15), 00 is used to
pertain to all modules.
Window Assignment = is comprised of the last two numbers (01–04), 00 is
used to pertain to all window assignments.
Parameter 1 of color assignment (RRRGGGBBB) = is comprised of nine
Arabic numerals, this is used in designating the color.
Parameter 2 of on/off switch = “1” signifies ON while “0” signifies OFF.
The following is a list of available ASCII Z commands for the MCC-8004 series:
ZA
Format:
ZA GGMMPP (accept clock) [NByN(2,3,……)] [Nth(1,2,……)]
Function:
to set the automatic arrangement of windows.
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Examples:
ZA 010900 2 1
Set group 1 module 9 to a 2×2 map position 1,2,3,4 (quad).
ZA 010000 2 1
Set group 1’s all modules to quad.
ZA 010202 3 2
Place window 010202 to a 3×3 map position 2.
ZA 010200 6 13
Place group 1 module 2 to a 6×6 map position 13,14,15,16.
ZA 000000
Automatically arrange all groups’ windows to the optimum size
and position.
ZB
Format:
ZB GGMMPP B[order]/L[abel]1(on) /0(off)
Function:
to turn on/off blinking of border or label.
Examples:
ZB GGMMPP L 0
GGMMPP turn blinking label off.
ZB GGMMPP B 1
GGMMPP turn blinking border on.
ZC
Format:
ZC GGMMPP (accept clock)B[order]/L[abel]RRRGGGBBB (red
ratio 000–255, green ratio 000–255, blue ratio 000–255)
(NoDimColor)
Function:
to set the border of the window (with/without 3D effect), clock,
and the label’s background color.
Description: B[order]to signify the border of the window.
L[abel] to signify the label’s background color.
[NoDimColor] to signify the border’s 3D effect. You can add
[NoDimColor] to remove the border’s 3D effect. Just enter NDC to
signify No Dim Color.
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Examples:
ZC 010101 B 000255000
sets the border color of group1, module1, window1, as green with
3D effect.
ZC 020202 B 255000000 ndc
sets the border color of group 2, module2,window2, as red but
without 3D effect.
ZC 030303 L 000000255
sets the label color of group3, module3, window3, as blue with 3D
effect.
ZC 010101B 000000000
turns the border of group 1, module 1, window 1, off.
ZC 020299B255000255
sets the digital clock color of group 2, module 2, as pink.
ZC 010199L255000255
sets the clock label background color of group 1, module 1, as
pink.
ZE
Format:
ZE GGMM1(on) /0(off)
Function:
to turn on/off echo, command response time would be much faster
when echo is turned off.
Examples:
ZE GGMM 0
Turn echo off for module GGMM RS-232.
ZF
Format:
ZF GGMMPP 1(on) /0(off)
Function:
to turn on/off the video window’s full screen mode.
Examples:
ZF 010104 1
sets group 1, module 1, window 4, to full screen mode display.
ZF 010104 0
disables full screen mode for group 1, module 1, window 4, and
reverts it back to its former display size.
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ZI
Format:
ZI GGMMPP (if PP is 99 = clock) channel
Function:
to set the input channel.
Description: For the video window, the channel values are 1–4.
For the clock, the channel values are 1= internal, 2=DVI,
3=VITC-NTSC, 4=LTC, 5=VITC-PAL,
6=NTP(NetworkTimeProtocol).
Examples:
ZI GGMM00 1
sets GGMM to have all window source frominternal channel 1.
ZI GGMM99 2
sets GGMM clock to synchronize with DVI.
To allow the clock input source to trigger NTP in order to
synchronize the time instantly:
ZI GGMM99 1/2/……
sets GGMM clock to sync to any other source except NTP.
ZI GGMM99 6
sets GGMM clock to sync to NTP.
ZK
Format 1:
ZK GGMM P[reset] S[et]/L[oad]/1–5 [ID of analog clock] PresetID
(1–8) HH MM SS
Function:
to set the time and method of counting.
Examples:
ZK GGMM P S 1 11 22 33
sets GGMM’s preset time ID1=11:22:33.
ZK GGMM P L 1
sets GGMM’s time to be the same as preset time of ID1.
ZK GGMM P 2
use analog clock shape #2.
Format 2:
ZK GGMM C[alibrate] HH MM
Function:
to set the NTP calibration time.
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Examples:
ZK GGMM C 2 30
execute NTP calibration every 2.5 hours.
This setting will trigger NTP calibration instantly.
Format 3:
ZK GGMM O[thers] transparency text RRRGGGBBB background
RRRGGGBBB time format display frame
where transparency text (0, 16, 32, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128):
pertains to digital clock background transparency
where text RRRGGGBBB:
pertains to digital clock font color
where background RRRGGGBBB:
pertains to digital clock background color
where time format:
pertains to 24 hour format = 1, 12 hour format = 0
where display frame:
pertains to On = 1, Off = 0 (when source is set as DVI,
VITC-NTSC, LTC, VITC-PAL)
Function:
to set the digital clock color.
Examples:
ZK GGMM O 0 255255255 000000255 1 1
sets GGMM digital clock to no transparency, text color is white,
background color is blue, 24 hour format, and display frame is on.
NOTE: Make sure to specify the correct ZI command (see previous section) clock input
value 2 –5 (2=DVI, 3=VITC-NTSC, 4=LTC, 5=VITC-PAL) to display the frame number
correctly.
Format 4:
ZK GGMM [HH MM SS] 0 (count down) /1(count up) /2 (pause) /3
(do not pause) /4 (invert pause status) [counting method]
Function:
to set the format for control.
Examples:
ZK GGMM 11 22 33
setsGGMM time to 11:22:33.
ZK GGMM 11 22 33 0
setsGGMM time to 11:22:33 and counting down.
ZK GGMM 1
sets GGMM clock to start counting upwards.
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ZL
Format:
ZL GGMMPP (clock) 00–255 (transparency) 000000000
(RRRGGGBBBsettext color) 000000000 (RRRGGGBBB set label
color) “TEXT” (label text string 32ASCII characters maximum)
Function:
to set the label’s transparency, text, and text color.
Examples:
ZL GGMMPP 0255000000 000000255 “ CNN News Station ”
sets GGMMPP to no transparency, text color red, label color blue,
with text “ CNN News Station ”.
NOTE: All windows will share the same label transparency setting. That is, upon changing
one window’s label transparency, all other window’s label transparency will also be
changed simultaneously.
ZM
Format:
ZM GGMMPP ## (resolution number) [No Automatic arrangement]
Function:
to change the output resolution, the resolution number refers to the
list of resolutions,that the MCC-8004 series supports.
Description:
Vertical Frequency
Resolution
50 Hz
60 Hz
800×600
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1
1024 × 768
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2
1280 × 720
30
15
1280 × 768
32
22
1280 × 1024
29
9
1280×768
SONY LMD230
N/A
23
1280×768
SONY LMD172
N/A
43
1280×768
SONY LMD322
N/A
44
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Vertical Frequency
Resolution
50 Hz
60 Hz
1360 × 768
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20
1400 × 1050
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35
1400×1050
JVC
33
27
1440 × 900
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45
1600 × 900
N/A
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1600 × 1200
39
10
1680 × 1050
41
40
1920 × 1080 (1080p)
28
26
1920 × 1200
37
36
1280×800
Apple monitor
N/A
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252: VESA timing
253: color graphic card timing
254: frame lock timing
255: normal timing
Examples:
ZM 010000 10
sets all the modules in group 1 to display at 1600×1200 resolution
at 60 Hz vertical frequency and automatically arrange all windows
to the optimum size and position.
ZM 000000 9 NA
sets all the modules in all the groups to have a 1280×1024
resolution at 60 Hz vertical frequency with no automatic
arrangement.
ZN
Format:
For turning on/off various options: ZN GGMMPP option (A[larm]/
B[order]/ C[lock control]/ D[isplay closed caption]/ E[xtend label
background]/ F[PGAselection] 0 (digital clock) / 1 (analog clock) /
L[abel]/ M[eter]/ N[eedle of clock]/ R[atio aspect]/ S[afe area]/
V[ideo format display]/ W[indow]) 1(on) / 0(off).
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Function:
to turn on/off various options.
Examples:
ZN GGMM99 W 0
turns GGMM clock off.
ZN GGMMPP B 1
turns GGMMPP border on.
ZN GGMMPP F 0
selects mainboard FPGA0.
ZO
Format:
For initializing the audio source: ZO GGMMPP I[nitialize] 1–4
(Lgroup) AES(Rgroup) 60 (frequency is 60Hz or else it is 59.94Hz)
1 (PPM) / 2 (VU ballistics).
For setting the audio output: ZO GGMMPP1 (on) / 0 (off) [channel]
1 (stereo) /2 (mono left) / 3 (mono right sound).
Function:
to initialize the audio source, as well as set the audio output.
Examples:
ZO GGMMPP I 1 AES 60 1
sets GGMMPP L group=1 Rgroup=AES 60Hz PPM.
ZO 000000 0
turns the audio off.
ZO 020100 1
turns group 2, module 1, audio on.
ZO 000203 1 4
turnstheaudio on for all groups in module 2, window 3, to channel
4.
ZO 020201 1 2 3
sets group 2, module 2, window 1, channel 2, to output audio on
mono right.
NOTE: PP can only be 00, when outputting to a particular window and particular channel’s
audio; it will be based on the device’s saved setting. When it cannot be determined then
enter the value directly.
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ZP
Format:
ZP GGMMPP L[oad]/ S[ave] filename. GP#
ZP GGMM (List preset(s). This command only works in
HyperTerminal, ACP doesnot support this format. GG = 00 or MM
= 00 represents the Master module)
Function:
load a previously saved preset or save current layout to a preset.
Description: If the filename includes space(s), use double quotation marks to
signify the complete filename.
If the filename is not specified when saving the file, system will
backup the file into flash memory.
Examples:
ZP 000000 L “stage1”
sets all the modules in all the groups to load the previously saved
“stage1” preset file
ZP 020000 S “file2.GP2”
saves the current layout of all modules in group 2 to a preset file
“file2.GP2”
ZP 000000 S
saves the file of all modules in all the groups into flash memory.
ZP 000000 L Latest
load the latest saved file from flash memory.
ZP 0000
list master presets (ACP does not support this command).
ZP 0203
list group 2 third module’s presets (ACP does not support this
command).
ZR
Format:
ZR GGMMPPSD (width rate) SD (height rate) HD (width ratio) HD
(height ratio)
Function:
to lock and adjust the video ratio.
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Examples:
ZR GGMM01 4 3 16 9
sets GGMM01 SD video ratio as 4:3, HD video as 16:9.
ZR 000000 16 9 4 3
sets all windows’ SD video ratio as 16:9, HD video as 4:3.
ZR GGMMPP 7 12 7 12
sets GGMMPP’s SD and HD video ratio as 7:12.
ZR GGMMPP 0 0 0 0
disables the function by setting the width rate or height rate=0.
ZT
Format:
ZT GGMMPP 1 [tally1]/ 2 [tally2]/ 3 [tally 3] 1 (on)/ 0 (off) # (color
index number)
Function:
turn on or off tally for a window or all the windows in a group. The
color index number is a list of colors that tally can be.
Description: Designate the action of tally. The following table shows the color
index.
Examples:
Index
Color
1
Null
2
Red
3
4
Green
Yellow
5
Blue
6
Pink
7
Light Blue
8
White
ZT 000000 2 1 6
activate tally 2 for all the window(s) in all the module(s) for all the
group(s) with pink color.
ZT 010203 1 0
close tally1 for group 1, module 2, window 3.
NOTE: Upon changing a tally color, the same color is applied to the other tally of the same
module.
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ZV
Format:
ZV GGMMPP volume (default=32, range 0–127)
Function:
to set the analog audio’svolume level.
Examples:
ZV GGMM01 0
turns GGMM’s window 1 analog audio to mute.
ZW
Format:
ZW GGMMPP (accept clock) X position Y position W(idth) H(eight)
Function:
to set the window’s position and size, or appear as the top-most
window of a module.
Examples:
ZW GGMM01
setsGGMM’s window 1 as the top window.
ZW GGMMPP 100 200 300 400
sets GGMMPP window at (100,200) top-left position and
(400,600) bottom-right position.
ZX
Format:
ZX GGMMPP (accept clock) “label text” (supports ASCII characters
only – include the quotation marks) # (font size (where 0 is the
current font size, 1–4 are the available font size)) + background
extend (0 is do not extend, 64 is extend) + outside video (0 is inside
video, 128 is outside video)
Function:
to change the label text and font size as well as specify the inner/
outer video.
Examples:
ZX 000000 "Input 1"
Input 1 will appear as the label for all the window(s) in all the
module(s) of all the group(s).
ZX 000000 3
sets all window’s label font size to 3.
ZX 000000 “ Outside video ” 128
Set all windows’ label as “ Outside video ” with outside video.
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4
Firmware Upgrade
This chapter familiarizes you with updating the firmware of your Avitech
MCC-8004 series module, as well as the process for resetting it to the
factory-default value.
4.1 Updating the Firmware
The firmware for MCC-8004 series is divided into:
DS80C400 (C2.1) firmware
FPGAMB digital clock firmware
FPGAMB analog clock firmware
FPGA UB firmware
OSD firmware
IMPORTANT:
Disconnect all cascaded modules; connect only one module at a tim e.
The FPGAMB digital clock, FPGAMB analog clock, FPGA UB, and OSD firmware can be
updated at the same tim e or individually.
DS80C400 (C2.1) Firmware
To update the DS80C400 (C2.1) firmware, perform the following steps:
1. Connect the power cable to the 100-250V AC power jack on the rear panel of
the MCC-8004 series and the other end to an electrical outlet.
2. Use a serial (RS-232) cable and connect one end to the MCC-8004 series
rear panels RS-232 port and the other end to the computer’s serial port side.
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3. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
Click Others when the following screen appears.
4. When the following screen appears, click to select the radio button forCB
(RS232 / IP) and on the Style drop-down menu, select DS80C400 (C2.1).
5. Select the COM port number you are using to connect theMCC-8004 series
to the computer from the COM drop-down menu.
6. Select the Delay Time (1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40) from the drop-down
menu.
7. Click the Browse button to specify the location of the firmware file and
select “mcc-8004a.hex” (for MCC-8004a) / “mcc-8004aa.hex” (for
MCC-8004aA) / “mcc-8004d.hex”(for MCC-8004d) / “mcc-8004u.hex”(for
MCC-8004Q / P / U).
8. Push the number 1 dip switch located on the MCC-8004 series rear panel
downward to the ON position.
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9. Click the Update button located on the left lower portion of the screen.
10. Push back the number 1 dip switch upward to the default position.
11. When the next screen appears, pull off the power cord from the power jack to
shut down the MCC-8004 series. Next, re-attach the power cord to restart the
MCC-8004 series.
FPGA MB Digital Clock Firmware
To update the FPGA MB digital clock firmware, perform the following steps:
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
Click Others when the following screen appears.
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2. When the following screen appears, select Others and on the Module Style
drop-down menu select MCC-8004.
3. Click to select the IP checkbox with the factory-default 210.100.100.151
value. In case you have changed the IP address of your MCC-8004 series,
make sure to enter the correct IP address.
NOTE: In case you are not sure of your module’s IP address and want to find out, click
COM and make sure that the COM port number is the same as the connected computer,
then click the Change IP Address button to find out the IP address. Afterwards, click
Cancel to exit.
4. Click to select the FPGA MB Digital Clock item, and then click the Browse
button to specify the location of the firmware file and select
“AT-MCC-8004MB-D_02022010_v2.4.rbf.”
5. Click the Update button located on the left lower portion of the screen.
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6. Reboot (unplug and re-plug the power cord) the MCC-8004 series when
FPGAMB Digital Clock firmware update is successful.
NOTE: Shutdown and startup of MCC-8004 series needs to be done to completely update
the FPGA MB Digital Clock firmware.
FPGA MB Analog Clock Firmware
To update the FPGA MB analog clock firmware, perform the following steps:
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
Click Others when the following screen appears.
2. When the following screen appears, select Others and on the Module Style
drop-down menu select MCC-8004.
3. Click to select the IP checkbox with the factory-default 210.100.100.151
value. In case you have changed the IP address of your MCC-8004 series,
make sure to enter the correct IP address.
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NOTE: In case you are not sure of your module’s IP address and want to find out, click
COM and make sure that the COM port number is the same as the connected computer,
then click the Change IP Address button to find out the IP address. Afterwards, click
Cancel to exit.
4. Click to select the FPGA MB Analog Clock item, then click the Browse button
to specify the location of the firmware file and select
“AT-MCC-8004MB-A 080121.rbf” (for MCC-8004d / Q)
“AT-MCC-8004MB-A0121-08.rbf” (for MCC-8004a / aA / P / U).
5. Click the Update button located on the left lower portion of the screen.
6. Reboot (unplug and re-plug the power cord) the MCC-8004 series when
FPGAMBAnalog Clock firmware update is successful.
NOTE: Shutdown and startup of the MCC-8004 series needs to be done to completely
update the FPGA MB Analog Clock firmware.
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FPGAUB Firmware
To update the FPGAUB firmware, perform the following steps:
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
Click Others when the following screen appears.
2. When the following screen appears, select Others and on the Module Style
drop-down menu select MCC-8004.
3. Click to select the IP checkbox with the factory-default 210.100.100.151
value. In case you have changed the IP address of your MCC-8004 series,
make sure to enter the correct IP address.
NOTE: If you are not sure of your module’s IP address and want to find out, click COM and
make sure that the COM port number is the same as the connected computer, then click
the Change IP Address button to find out the IP address. Afterwards, click Cancel to exit.
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4. Click to select the FPGA UB checkbox, then click the Browse button to
specify the location of the firmware file and select
“AT-MCC-8004UB-AA0126.rbf” (for MCC-8004a / aA)
“AT-MCC-8004UB-DAll 080123.rbf” (for MCC-8004d)
“AT-MCC-8004UB-PALL0129-08.rbf”(for MCC-8004P)
“AT-MCC-8004UB-UALL 080213.rbf” (for MCC-8004Q)
“AT-MCC-8004UB-UALL0213-08.rbf”(for MCC-8004U).
5. Click the Update button located on the left lower portion of the screen.
6. Reboot (unplug and re-plug the power cord) the MCC-8004 series when
FPGA UB firmware update is successful.
NOTE: Shutdown and startup of the MCC-8004 series module needs to be done to
completely update the FPGAUB firmware.
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OSD Firmware
To update the OSD firmware, perform the following steps:
1. Run the Galaxy software by double-clicking the “Galaxy-V31x.exe” file.
Click Others when the following screen appears.
2. Select Others and on the Module Style drop-down menu select MCC-8004.
3. Click to select the IP checkbox with the factory-default 210.100.100.151
value. In case you have changed the IP address of your MCC-8004 series,
make sure to enter the correct IP address.
NOTE: If you are not sure of your module’s IP address and want to find out, click COM and
make sure that the COM port number is the same as the connected computer, then click
the Change IP Address button to find out the IP address. Afterwards, click Cancel to exit.
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4. Click to select the OSD checkbox, and then click the Browse button to
specify the location of the firmware file, then select
“AT-MCC8000-DATA-V104.OSD” (for MCC-8004d/Q/a/aA/P/U).
5. Click the Update button located on the left lower portion of the screen.
6. Reboot (unplug and re-plug the power cord) the MCC-8004 series module
when OSD firmware update is successful.
NOTE: Shutdown and startup of MCC-8004 series needs to be done to completely update
the OSD firmware.
4.2 Resetting to the Factory-DefaultState
To reset your MCC-8004 series module to the factory-default state, perform the
following steps:
1. Power-off the MCC-8004 series module by unplugging the power cord.
2. Push the number 2 dip switch located on the MCC-8004 series rear panel
downward to the ON position.
3. Power-on the MCC-8004 series module by plugging in the power cord
(make sure that power is available).
4. Push back the number 2 dip switch upward to the default position.
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A Glossary
DDC (Display VESA standard for communication between a monitor display
Data Channel) and a video adapter. Using DDC, a monitor display can inform
a computer’s video card about its properties, such as maximum
resolution and color depth, to ensure that the user is presented
with valid options for configuring the display.
Group (screen) A collective number of video or image windows showing on a
monitor display. Basically, the Group defined here is the display
device that is connected to the last module's DVI-I Out port.
Latest File
Contains the layout that gets loaded each time the module is
powered on.
Master Module Connects to the computer via RS-232 cable or IP, to function as
the controlling module when cascading more than one module.
Module File
the module’s*.sysfile contains the module ID / model name /
IP address / tally configuration data.
Preset File
the preset’s*.gpxfile contains the layout/label/border
configuration data.
Rotary ID
A circular dip switch used to set a unique ID to each MCC-8004
Selector Switch module. The rotary ID selector switch's range spans from 0–9
and then from A–F. For the Galaxy software to recognize
specific modules in a group, each module in a group setting
must have a unique ID number. When running, the program will
detect a module’s specific ID and add unity to it. Therefore, if
a module has an ID of 1, the program will detect it as ID 2 while
an ID of 2 will be detected as ID 3, and so forth.
Slave Module
Modulethat is cascaded with / controlled by the master
module.
System File
the system*.agifile contains the group number and group
cascading module’s configuration data.
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