Calibre UK HQView-325 Operating instructions

HQView-300 Series
Operating Instructions
Version 2.40
This manual explains how to operate your HQView-300 Series (HQView-3xx) image scaler. The
HQView-300 Series comes in three versions HQView-300S, HQView-310 and HQView-320.
HQView-3xx is designed to provide users with a powerful and flexible method of driving large
display devices, and multiple screen applications including flexible geometry correction
functions.
If you have any queries relating to this or any other product supplied by Calibre please visit
our web site www.calibreuk.com.
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Contents
SAFETY WARNING:
INTRODUCTION
1.1. General Introduction
1.2. Packing List
HQVIEW-3XX SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
2.1. Product Overview
2.2. Product Specification
2.2.1. Power Supply Requirement
2.2.2. Component Video Inputs
2.2.3. Computer (SVGA) Inputs VESA formats
2.2.4. HDMI & DVI Inputs
2.2.5. Display Output
HQVIEW-3XX CONTROL
3.1. Menu Tree
3.2. Introduction
3.3. Main Menu
3.4. Input
3.5. Output
3.5.1. Output Mode
3.5.2. Location
3.5.3. Optimize for Display
3.5.4. Default Frame Rate
3.5.5. Frame Rates
3.5.6. I/O Lock
3.5.7. Native Color Temp
3.5.8. Output Gamma
3.6. Colour
3.6.1. Black-Level Offset
3.6.2. Black-Level
3.6.3. Contrast
3.6.4. Saturation
3.6.5. Hue
3.6.6. RGB values
3.6.7. Colour Temp
3.6.8. RGB values
3.6.9. Input Gamma
3.7. Geometry
3.7.1. Horizontal/Vertical Position
3.7.2. Edge Control
3.7.3. Warp
3.7.4. Picture Format
3.7.5. Aspect Ratio
3.7.6. Overscan
3.7.7. Pan Tilt Zoom
3.8. Enhancement
3.8.1. Sharpness
3.8.2. Detail
3.8.3. Video Filters
3.9. System
3.9.1. User
3.9.2. Names/Profiles
3.9.3. Input Config
3.9.4. Display Mode
3.9.5. Switching Transition
3.9.6. Menu Settings
3.9.7. Network Settings
3.9.8. Factory Defaults
3.10. Multiple Unit
3.10.1. Auto Zoom
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3.10.3. Horizontal Pos/Vertical Pos
3.10.4. Blend Width
3.10.5. Blend Curve Type
REMOTE CONTROL WEB SERVER
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Installing the Software
4.3. Discovery Tool
4.4. Software Operation
4.5. File Upload
FIRMWARE UPDATE
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Updating Firmware
ENVIRONMENTAL AND EMC
6.1. Recommended Operating Conditions
6.2. Storage
6.3. CE and FCC Compliance
6.4. PAT Testing
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SAFETY WARNING:
1.
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS WITHIN THE UNIT. REMOVAL OF THE TOP COVER
WILL EXPOSE DANGEROUS VOLTAGES. DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WITHOUT THE TOP COVER
INSTALLED.
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ENSURE THAT ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (INCLUDING THE MAINS PLUG AND ANY
EXTENSION LEADS) ARE PROPERLY MADE AND COMPLY WITH ELECTRICAL SAFETY
REGULATIONS.
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ENSURE THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE EQUIPMENT ISOLATION BARRIER IS MAINTAINED WHEN
CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT. THIS MEANS THAT ONLY LOW VOLTAGE ISOLATED
CIRCUITS MAY BE CONNECTED TO THE SIGNAL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS. IF ANY DOUBT EXISTS
CONSULT QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
4.
TO PREVENT SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. IF SUCH EXPOSURE OCCURS, REMOVE THE PLUG FROM THE MAINS OUTLET AND
HAVE THE EXPOSED UNIT CHECKED BY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
5.
DO NOT CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT IT
WORKING NORMALLY, OR IF IT IS DAMAGED IN ANY WAY. WITHDRAW THE MAINS PLUG FROM
THE MAINS OUTLET AND CONSULT QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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DO NOT REMOVE ANY FIXED COVERS UNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO DO SO AND EVEN THEN
WITHDRAW THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE MAINS OUTLET BEFORE YOU START.
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THIS EQUIPMENT CONTAINS NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
MAINTENANCE TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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TO AVOID EXPLOSION, DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE
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INTRODUCTION
1.1.
General Introduction
HQView-3xx is a very flexible image scaler developed specifically for driving large screen displays and
multiple screen applications from video or graphics sources.
HQView-3xx features state of the art digital image processor which provides market leading HD& SD
per-pixel multiple Iow-angle motion-adaptive de-interlacing and automatic film pull-down correction for
3:2 and 2:2, significantly outperforming the capabilities of benchmark competitor products.
HQView-3xx features excellent image processing algorithms for the very best scaling, film and video
noise reduction and MPEG artefact reduction.
HQView-3xx uses a very flexible high performance video input front end including true component video
support in analogue YPbPr and RGBS formats. HDMI and DVI video with HDCP encryption is also
supported, as are computer graphics inputs in VGA/SVGA analogue and HDMI/DVI digital formats.
The output format can be set to I/O Lock mode where it locks the output frame rate to the input frame
rate dynamically without frame rate conversion so as to reduce system latency, or it can be set to a fixed
output frame rate for driving basic screens which are not 50Hz-compatible. Furthermore, the HQView3xx can be set to have the output resolution match the input resolution to preserve aspect ratio.
A Low latency mode with non-motion adaptive reduced processing is available to further reduce latency.
Outputs are available in DVI digital formats. Note that if an HDCP encrypted signal is connected to the
HDMI or DVI input, the DVI output signal will be similarly HDCP encrypted.
HQView-3xxV2 supports Pan, Zoom and Tilt to select a part of the input image, fill the screen and pan
within it.
System control is via an OSD controlled by keys on the front panel or through the inbuilt TCP/IP web
server.
Additionally a free API manual is published on our website at the link given below to allow the use of the
LAN or RS232 remote control ports.
http://www.calibreuk.com/documents/hqview/HQView_LEDView%20API%20Protocol_v2.02%20Generic
.pdf
HQView-3xx can be operated with different firmware. At time of issuing this document three firmware
options are available. Each firmware provides different feature sets controlled through the OSD. Thus,
the OSD menu systems of the firmware options may deviate from each other. Special emphasize is
given in the discussion of the OSD menu system in the corresponding chapters.
In the basic configuration HQView-300S is used for single display installations without a need for
geometry correction.
The next stage is the HQView-310 for multiscreen or multi projector installations featuring Auto Zoom
and Edge Blend, as well as embedded warp functions for geometry correction.
Edge Blend allows to electronically reduce the brightness level of certain image regions to match the
brightness of overlapping areas.
Auto Zoom automatically crops and zooms the input video image to display the section of the total
image on the corresponding projector or screen.
Embedded warp functions allows adjustment of the image in a projection scenario to match a rotated,
tilted or curved screen. For 9:16 portrait mode signage special predefined warp maps are available to
rotate and stretch a video image to fill a +/-90° rotated display panel.
HQView-320 also features free form warp capability for non-flat screens in single or multi projector
installation. Warp maps created with the PC tool “Warp Generator” can be uploaded into HQView-320.
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HQView-320 is supported by 3 party PC based auto calibration software creating such warp maps
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1.2.
Packing List
HQView-3xx is supplied with the following:
1) This manual
2) 3 pin plug IEC mains cable
3) DVI-D output cable
4) CD containing manuals and useful applications
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HQVIEW-3XX SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
2.1.
Product Overview
HQView-3xx is designed to accept the following input signals:
 YPbPr or RGBS SD/ED/HD component video via 3 or 4 BNC connectors
 VGA analog (computer interface) via 15HDD
 DVI (Digital Visual Interface) via DVI-I (only the digital part is implemented on this connector), HDMI
is supported via a HDMI/DVI adapter.
2.2.
Product Specification
This section provides technical details for all possible inputs.
Please note that not all possible input options may be applicable to certain output modes.
2.2.1.
Power Supply Requirement
12V DC table top power supply requiring a 100V-264VAC 50/60Hz mains connection.
2.2.2.
Component Video Inputs
Via 3 or 4 BNC connectors
YPbPr, YPbPrS, RGsB and RGBS component video, menu selectable.
Signal formats 484i (480i) and 576i (SD), 480p, 576p (ED), 720p, 1080i at 50, 59.94 and 60Hz and
1080p at 24, 25, 29.97 and 30Hz.
Please note this input does not support Computer SVGA signals which should be connected via the
Computer SVGA input.
2.2.3.
Computer (SVGA) Inputs VESA formats
Signal formats:
RGB video level
RGB input impedance
Sync format
2.2.4.
DOS, VGA – WUXGA up to 165MHz pixel clock
0.7V - 1.0V
75 Ohms
Separate H & V sync at TTL/5V levels.
HDMI & DVI Inputs
DVI-D input with or without HDCP
HDMI 1.3 with or without HDCP through a DVI/HDMI adapter, 36-bit video compatible.
HDCP compatibility can be turned off for use with MAC computers.
Signal formats -video
484i and 576i (SD) in double-rate formats (1440 pixels per line), 480p, 576p (ED), 720p, 1080i at 50,
59.94 & 60Hz, 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 59.94 & 60Hz.
Signal formats – computer
DOS, VGA – WUXGA up to 165MHz pixel clock
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2.2.5.
Display Output
A DVI-I connector is provided which will support DVI outputs as well as HDMI 1.3 with 36-bit video and
HD audio formats when connected to a suitable HDMI 1.3 receiver. When the input signal has HDCP
encryption, the DVI-D output connector will carry a similarly HDCP encrypted signal. When an HDCP
encrypted signal is input, but the display device does not support HDCP, the output image will
turn black and a message indicating HDCP Signal will come up to indicate this.
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HQVIEW-3XX CONTROL
3.1.
Menu Tree
HQView-300S Menu Tree
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3.2.
Introduction
The HQView-3xx units have the input connectors on one side of the housing and the output connector
and communication ports on the opposite side. The keypad for controlling HQView-3xx is located on the
input connectors side. The active input is indicated by their corresponding triangles lit green.
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1 – Keypad with three keys for OSD menu navigation (Menu, Down and Up) and a key for input channel
selection (Input).
With the Menu key the OSD menu is activated. The up/down keys are used for OSD menu navigation.
To exit the OSD menu or any submenu navigate go to the Exit item and press the menu key. To access
a submenu navigate to it and press the menu key. To apply a change go to the menu item, press the
menu key and make a parameter change with the up/down key. Confirm the change by pressing the
Menu key. This will also bring you back to the submenu.
By pressing the Input button multiple times the available input channels are toggled through. The active
channel is indicated by the associated green lit triangle(s). The exception is that the test patterns are
selected through the menu/input
With the following multiple key presses further functions can be applied:
Keypad unlock: Up/Down
Set output and fallback output mode to VGA: Menu/Up
Mode reset: Menu/Down
Factory reset: Menu/Up/Down
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A factory reset can also be applied when pressing the factory reset key combination at power up. The
keys have to be kept pressed for about 10 seconds until the RGB(S) input LEDs stop flashing. If the
keys are released during that 10 seconds period the system will get into Updater mode (see chapter 5)
since the Menu key is part of this key combination.
2 – YPbPr / RGB(S) video input
3 – DVI-I connector featuring a DVI-D input and a VGA input
4 – DVI-I output connector (only the digital DVI-D is supported, HDMI 1.3 receivers can be connected
with a DVI/HDMI adapter cable)
5 – TCP/IP port
6 – USB port
7 – RS232 port
8 – Power supply connector
3.3.
Main Menu
The main menu lists the input channel select item, 6 sub menus, and a menu item for automatic setup
of VGA modes. The 6 sub menus are Output, Color, Geometry, Enhancement, System and Multiple Unit
(only HQView-310 and HQView-320).
On each menu page an Exit menu item is available to leave the menu or submenu.
The menus are contextual, therefore some adjustments are not applicable to all signal types or
operating modes, in which case those non-applicable functions will be ghosted/ greyed out and are not
accessible.
All menus have a top status line and a bottom line indicating the firmware revision number. In the status
line the currently selected input channel is indicated and the detected mode is identified. The firmware
revision number displays the revision number of the boot-loader behind BL, the revision number of the
firmware behind FW and the model 300S, 310, 320 type of the unit.
To set up your HQView-3xx it is recommended that you follow this procedure:
Choose the correct output mode and parameters to suit your screen or projector.
Select the correct input signal.
Set the input levels and features appropriately to optimize the appearance of your image.
Set any other parameters to suit your application.
Note: All Input parameters are specific to your chosen input channel and input signal type, they are not
global to the unit. All Output parameters are global
3.4.
Input
The list of available inputs can be scrolled through using the Up and Down keys. The new input is not
selected until the Menu key is pressed.
The list of inputs are: Component, VGA, DVI and Test Pattern.
Test patterns can be generated by HQView-3xx without needing an input connected. When Test Pattern
is selected as the input, the required test pattern can be chosen with the menu navigation up/down keys
when the menu system has been exited, or it can be selected in menu/System/Input Config/Test Pattern
Setup.
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3.5.
Output
This menu contains adjustments associated with setting up outputs from the unit. Most items are
collected in the Display Type submenu. Use the up and down keys to scroll to the required item and
press the Menu key.
3.5.1.
Output Mode
Settings: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1366x768,
1400x1050, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1200, 720p (1280x720), 1080p (1920x1080),
480p (720x480), 576p (720x576)
Set up the desired output resolution with output mode. The output mode setting should match the native
resolution of the imaging device to avoid double scaling.
When the system is not in scale but aspect ratio preserve mode – which can be set up under the
Geometry menu – this setting will become the Fallback Output Mode. If the system cannot provide an
output resolution to match the input resolution it will use the Fallback Output Mode instead. Also, if there
is no input video signal detected the output will be run at this Fallback Output Mode.
3.5.2.
Location
Settings: Front Tabletop, Front Ceiling, Rear Tabletop, Rear Ceiling
The image can be flipped to accommodate different projection scenarios as well as screens mounted
upside down.
3.5.3.
Optimize for Display
Settings: DVI forced, Optimized, DVI/HDMI
Internally, the display interface processes data at a full ten bits per colour. The colour depth on the DVID output is determined by the supported standard of the attached monitor or device when set to
DVI/HDMI. For DVI 1.0 and HDMI 1.1/1.2 devices it is 24 bit, for HDMI 1.3 compliant devices it is up to
36 bit.
DVI forced will output with 24 bit colour depth irrespective of the supported standard of the attached
monitor.
When the Optimized setting is enabled the output resolution is automatically set to the native screen
resolution of the attached display by reading the EDID of the display.
3.5.4.
Default Frame Rate
Settings: 50Hz, 60Hz, Auto
In auto mode the output frame rate follows the input frame rate, i.e. when a 50Hz/60Hz video signal is
detected, the output is repeated at 50Hz/60Hz. When the input video signal has other than 50Hz or
60Hz (with margin) refresh rate, the output is set to 60Hz. Resolution and actual frame rate is shown in
the status lines of the OSD window under Output Format.
3.5.5.
Frame Rates
Available Settings: 60 Hz, 50 Hz, 48 Hz, 24 Hz, Auto
In auto mode the output frame rate follows the input frame rate as configured in the Output Config
menu.
Signals with 24Hz, 25H, 48Hz, 50Hz input modes get special treatment, modes with other refresh rates
are displayed at 60Hz.
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24Hz input modes will be output at 24Hz if the output resolution is set to either 720p or 1080p and the
Frame Rate setting in the Output Config menu includes 24Hz, otherwise it is displayed at twice the rate
if the Frame Rate setting in the Output Config menu includes 48Hz.
Otherwise a 24Hz input mode is displayed at 60Hz. 48Hz input modes will be output at 48Hz if the
Frame Rate setting in the Output Config menu includes 48Hz.
Otherwise it is displayed at 50Hz.
A 25Hz input mode is output at twice the frame rate 50Hz.
An exception to the 24/25Hz input mode treatment is if the output resolution is set to 480i or 480p. 480i
and 480p are always run at 60Hz output rate.
50Hz input modes are displayed at 50Hz output rate.
The output frame rate can also manually set to 24Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz or 60Hz if possible, i.e. such output
modes are available.
Only 720p and 1080p output modes are available with 24Hz refresh rate.
480i and 480p output modes are only available at 60Hz refresh rate.
For all other modes 48Hz, 50Hz and 60Hz refresh rate is available.
3.5.6.
I/O Lock
Settings: Off, Auto
If I/O Lock is switched off the output is run with a fixed refresh rate determined by the frame rate setting,
which deviates from the input refresh rate, even if both are nominally at the same rate. This causes
occasional frame dropping or repeat.
If I/O Lock is set to Auto the output refresh rate is following the input video refresh rate if locking is
possible.
Locking is achieved by modulating the output clock and works if input and output refresh rate are
nominally at the same rate, e.g. when frame rate is set to 60Hz and the video input is also 60Hz.
If e.g. the video input rate is 50 Hz and the Frame rate is set to 60Hz, the output will enter free run
mode.
When Frame Rate is set to Auto the matching frame rate is chosen.
The status line of the OSD window under Sync Mode indicates if the output signal is locked to the input
signal (I/O Locked) or in free run mode (Free Run).
3.5.7.
Native Color Temp
Settings: 5500, 6500, 7500, 9300, 10000
Native Colour Temp allows the user to select from pre-configured colour temperatures to match the
display. If both Native Colour Temp set here in the Output menu and Colour Temp set in the Colour
menu are set to the same value, no conversion is performed.
3.5.8.
Output Gamma
Settings: 1.0 to 3.0 in steps of 0.1
Output gamma allows to re-gamma video signals with pre-configured gamma values to match the
display. Input gamma and output gamma both default to 2.2. If they are both set to the same value,
there is no effect on the image.
Note: If e.g. an adjustment to reduce the level of red in the image is required, select a higher number for
the (input) Colour Temp in the Colour menu, or a lower number for the Native Colour Temp in the
Output menu.
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3.6.
Colour
This menu contains adjustments associated with setting up inputs to the unit. Use the Up and Down
keys to scroll to the required item and press the Menu key.
3.6.1.
Black-Level Offset
Available Settings: 0 IRE, 7.5 IRE
Used to select 7.5 IRE black level set-up adjustment. Should always be set to 7.5 IRE for HDMI video
inputs.
3.6.2.
Black-Level
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Black level controls the offset applied to the video signal.
3.6.3.
Contrast
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Contrast controls the gain applied to the video signal.
3.6.4.
Saturation
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Control of video saturation, applies to all video inputs but not computer input signals or formats.
3.6.5.
Hue
Settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Control of video hue, applies to all video inputs but not computer input signals or formats.
3.6.6.
RGB values
This is a user-defined colour temperature setting whereby individual R,G,B gain and offset (bias) can be
set so as to accurately calibrate a particular input to the display device.
3.6.7.
Colour Temp
Settings: 5500, 6500, 7500, 9300
Colour Temp allows the user to select from pre-configured colour temperatures to match the colour
temperature of the incoming signal. If both Colour Temp set here in the Colour menu and Native Colour
Temp set in the Output menu are set to the same value, no conversion is performed.
3.6.8.
RGB values
This is a user-defined color temperature setting whereby individual R,G,B gain and offset (bias) can be
set so as to accurately calibrate a particular input to the display device.
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3.6.9.
Input Gamma
Settings: Gamma 1.0, Gamma 1.5, Gamma 2.2, Gamma 2.8
Set this value to match the native gamma of the input signal. Input gamma and output gamma both
default to 2.2. If they are both set to the same value, there is no effect on the image.
3.7.
Geometry
This menu contains adjustments associated with setting up position, aspect ratio and scale of the input
signal. Scale can be as simple as an overscan up to arbitrarily warping the image.
3.7.1.
Horizontal/Vertical Position
Settings: in steps of 1 pixel/line
Change the positional values to match the display boarders.
3.7.2.
Edge Control
Submenu for changing the position of the image edges, effectively scaling the image in horizontal and
vertical direction. HQView-310 and 320 have some limitations compared to HQView-300 regarding
value range, due to the use of the warp engine for scaling and auto zoom.
3.7.3.
Warp
Submenu for warping the image and defining projection condition. The projection condition can be Front
Table top, Front Ceiling, Rear Table top or Rear Ceiling. The corresponding image flip is applied on top
of the following warp applications.
The warp applications are Keystone, 4-Corner, Rotation, and PC. Special portrait warp applications for
clockwise (90°) and counter-clockwise (270°) rotation with scaling are provided as well.
Under the Keystone application the image can be adjusted to match a horizontally and vertically tilted
screen. Also, Pin/Barrel distortion of the lens or screen can be adjusted simultaneously.
Under the 4-Corner application all corners can be moved and the image is calculated to fit into the given
trapezoid.
The Rotation application let you rotate the image from -180 to 180 degree (one full circle). At the same
time Pin/Barrel distortion of the lens or screen can be adjusted again.
Predefined warp maps for portrait mode applications are provided. A 9:16 input image area is rotated
and scaled such that is fills a 16:9 screen.
With PC application activated the HQView-320 communicates with the PC tool Warp Generator. Warp
Generator allows you to define an arbitrary screen in live operation by projecting a grid on the surface
and move the grid points to get a rectangular output. This grid information can then be downloaded in
one of eight slots used for real-time processing of image data which make the image appear rectangular
on a curved screen
The warp generator software allows rotation, scaling and warping simultaneouasly..
For convenience all settings can be reset with one button provided in the submenus.
3.7.4.
Picture Format
Available Settings: Standard, Full Screen, Crop, Anamorphic
Picture Format allows a user to select the displayed aspect ratio where the signal input is at variance
with the display panel’s natural aspect ratio.
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Note that some aspect ratios may not be applicable to all signal types, in which case selecting a nonapplicable aspect ratio conversion will have no effect on the displayed image. E.g. when a 16:9 image
is displayed on a 16:9 panel all settings give an identical full screen image.
Standard preserves the aspect ratio of the incoming image and scales the image to fit into the size of
the panel. Dependant on the aspect ratio of the panel the image is either bordered by the right/left side
or bottom/top of the panel. Non-used areas of the panel are displayed black (letterboxed).
Full Screen scales the image to the size of the panel without preservation of the aspect ratio.
Crop preserves the aspect ratio and scales the image to fit the screen. Dependant on the aspect ratio of
the panel either the top/bottom or right/left areas of the image are cropped.
Anamorphic scales the input image such that it is displayed with a 16:9 aspect ratio when displayed on
the screen. The image is further scaled to fit into the size of the panel. Dependant on the aspect ratio of
the panel the image is then either bordered by the right/left side or bottom/top of the panel. Non-used
areas of the panel are displayed black (letterboxed).
3.7.5.
Aspect Ratio
Settings: Scale, Preserve
The system can be set to scale the input image to a fixed output resolution or, with the setting preserve,
to chose an output resolution matching the input resolution. If no matching output resolution is available
or no input is detected, the pre-defined output resolution is used though.
3.7.6.
Overscan
Settings: 0 to 10 in steps of 1
Overscan is used to slightly zoom into the image. Thus, the border area of an image is no longer
displayed on the screen. This cuts off unwanted features at the top or bottom from e.g. video images.
3.7.7.
Pan Tilt Zoom
This menu provided settings to zoom and shrink the image, as well as panning within the image.
Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) can be switched on or off.
Note :- When switching on the latency of the system is increased by one frame. Thus, there is a
difference of a PTZ setting off or on with no zoom.
Note :- PTZ settings can be saved per mode or globally, i.e. if set to global - the same PTZ settings are
applied when switching input channels or if set to per mode – the PTZ setting will only be applied to the
input you have selected when you set the PTZ function..
The Zoom slider allows to zoom into the image or shrink it.
When Aspect Lock is set to On the separate slider for zooming vertically is greyed out and the horizontal
zoom or shrink factor is used as vertical factor as well. The aspect ratio is preserved.
When Aspect Lock is Off horizontal and vertical scaling factors can be chosen separately.
With the Pan and Tilt sliders panning within the image in horizontal and vertical direction is possible. Off
raster panning is allowed, i,e, the image can be shifted outside the active area of the display.
For convenience the PTZ settings can be reset with one button.
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3.8.
Enhancement
The enhancement menu provide image enhancement functions. Note that the enhancement settings
apply to video input signals only, not computer graphics signals.
3.8.1.
Sharpness
Available settings: -50 to 50 in steps of 1
Control of the sharpening enhancement filters' levels. These are peaking filters to improve highfrequency response. Note that setting this control too high on a signal which already has good high
frequency response will cause ringing or ghosting.
3.8.2.
Detail
Available settings: 0, 1, 2, 3
This filter provides powerful 2D image enhancement which can be used to greatly improve detail
definition and clarity without causing image ringing or ghosting. It improves both horizontal and vertical
detail. Correct setting of the detail enhance filter can make SD signals look virtually indistinguishable
from true HD. At setting 0 the filter is switched off, with setting 3 providing the highest effect.
3.8.3.
Video Filters
The video filters menu provides LTI/CTI filters and TRNR/MNR noise reduction filters.
The LTI filter enhances the sharpness of the luminance component. The CTI filter enhances the color
sharpness of the chrominance signal by increasing the steepness of color edges.
TRNR (Temporal Recursive Noise Reduction) and MNR (Mosquito Noise Reduction) are available for
SD input signals only. These filters reduce spatial and temporal noise as well as block artifacts.
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3.9.
System
This selection contains functions which are more applicable to system operation than to picture
adjustment.
3.9.1.
User
Available settings: USER 1, 2, 3, 4
A predefined setting stored under a user name can be selected. Several settings of the HQView-3xx
can be stored under a user name. Thus, different users can store their preferred HQView-3xx settings
and recall these profiles by picking up their user name from this menu.
Note: Using the Web interface, (any number of) settings can also be stored/restored to/from a PC disc
drive. This feature is only available on V2 hardware.
3.9.2.
Names/Profiles
The Names/Profiles menu provides input masks to rename the generic input channels and user names.
User names and input channel names can be changed to any word with a maximum of 12 alpha
numeric characters with a value range of 0-9, A-Z and blank.
The Names/Profiles menu allows the user to store profiles under a certain user name. It also allows to
copy user profiles by loading a profile stored under one user name and save it under another user
name. Reset Profile allows to restore default HQView-3xx settings for the currently selected user.
3.9.3.
Input Config
Inputs can be configured through the following sub-menus:
VGA Setup:
Submenu for adjusting analogue computer video. A button for automatic setup of frequency and phase
of the sampling clock is provided. This automatic adjustment is strongly recommended. Frequency
(Clock) and phase can also be altered manually.
DVI/HDMI Setup:
The DVI-I connector may be used to connect a DVI or a HDMI source. A separate connector dedicated
to HDMI is not provided because of space limitations. By default the EDID of the box is set to assume a
HDMI source supporting video modes accordingly. A DVI source may not behave with the HDMI EDID,
in which case the EDID can be changed to support a DVI source more appropriately.
The automatic HDMI and DVI Color Space and Range settings can be overwritten in this menu. Range
can be set to limited video mode or full range.
The DDC can be taken off line. When setting HDCP Input to off HQView pretends to be non HDCP
compliant forcing the source to not encrypt data which is not copy protected.
Test Pattern:
When the OSD menu is off the test pattern can be toggled through by pressing the up or down keys of
the keypad. For unit control through a web browser or to set up a certain default test pattern please use
the input configuration menu.
Custom test patterns loaded into the file system of the unit through the web interface, can be accessed
through the same means.
Instead of custom test patterns also a screen grab of the current video can be stored in one of the four
slots provided for custom test patterns.
The speed of the moving cross test pattern can be changed. Also, the foreground and background
colour and the line width of the moving cross test pattern can be changed in this menu.
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Note: Most test patterns are scaled in multiple unit configurations with Autozoom enabled since they are
useful for setting up the blend and warp of the system. The SMPTE, and Pluge Patterns are not scaled.
3.9.4.
Display Mode
The “Display Mode” can be set to either Low Latency or Best Picture. In Best Picture optimum image
processing is applied, whereas in Low Latency mode the lowest latency is achieved. The flicker of
interlaced video is not suppressed totally for the latter setting. Thus it has the disadvantage of
conventional CRT TVs, but also their advantage of almost no delay in response, which is important for
applications such as gaming, simulation or imaging in medical treatment.
The latency of the system is ¼ of a frame for progressive input and progressive output when I/O locked.
If the output is free running the latency is oscillating between ¼ of a frame and 1 frame. Switching on
PTZ adds one frame of latency. Switching on warp adds another frame of latency. If an interlaced video
signal is processed in Best Picture mode, this will add one more field of latency. In Low Latency mode
this extra field of latency is avoided.
3.9.5.
Switching Transition
When switching input channels by default the last frame of the prior displayed image is frozen and
displayed until a stable image of the new input channel can be shown. The switchover process is
supposed to be as seamless as possible. The source and monitor add switching noise due to
unforeseeable activity of the firmware in said devices. By default HQView is in auto frame rate switching
and I/O lock mode. In order to get a best smooth switching result with the source and monitor I/O lock
and auto frame rate switching have to be switched off in the Output/Display Type menu.
3.9.6.
Menu Settings
This menu provides items to change the menu position and menu display time, i.e. the time after which
the OSD is switched off again with no user interaction. OSD Messages can be activated and
deactivated.
The menu language can be altered and the keypad can be locked. To unlock the keypad a combination
of keys has to be pressed at the same time. The locking of the keyboard is accompanied by the
message: Keypad is locked. Press Up/Down to unlock. When successfully unlocking the keypad the
message shows up: Keypad unlocked.
3.9.7.
Network Settings
The Network Settings menu allows to configure the HQView-3xx TCP/IP address for communication
with e.g the warp generator PC tool. Under Address Type a static or DHCP leased address can be
chosen. The static address and Netmask need to be entered manually.
The Network Settings menu has a section with information on the DHCP Status and IP address
assigned to the board, as well as the fixed MAC Address programmed into the HQView-3xx. The DHCP
status is Off when static assignment is used or it displays an address when DHCP has leased an
address accordingly or it is None assigned if the lease was not successful.
Note: When changing from DHCP to Static mode or vice versa it is strongly recommended that
HQView-3xx is powered down after such a change, then powered back up, so that it is properly
recognised by other devices on the network.
In the Network Settings menu is a submenu Status Announce Setting. This feature is activated when
Enable Status Announce is switched on. HQView-3xx will then send messages out continuously through
RS232 and TCP/IP to signal system condition. Server address and port of the PC where to send the
message need to be entered. The Refresh Rate determines the rate at which the HQView-3xx status
condition and the message entered under Custom Data being sent out.
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3.9.8.
Factory Defaults
This button let you restore all settings to the default values of the HQView-3xx, thus, provide a means to
get back to a known (good) system state. A requestor will come up and ask to confirm prior to actual
restore.
3.10.
Multiple Unit
The HQView-310 and HQView-320 have a Multiple Unit menu for use in a multi screen application.
Multiple screens are stitched together to provide a bigger display with higher resolution than a single
display. Each display is driven by a separate HQView unit.
When using the Auto Zoom function - Each HQView unit gets the same graphics or video input signal
through a distribution amplifier. The HQView unit cuts out and resizes the image to display the part of
the image assigned to the corresponding screen.
Soft Edge Blending - In a multi projection display the individual projections typically are chosen to
overlap to give seamless transitions. Overlapping regions are illuminated by multiple projectors and are
brighter than non-overlapping regions. For a uniform brightness over the total display the brightness in
the overlapping regions has to be reduced electronically.
Important: When using multiple HQView units to drive one single large screen, it is essential that all
HQView units are I/O locked, otherwise motion tear will be observed at the boundaries of the image
processed by each HQView unit. It is also essential that all HQView units are setup for the same
processing latency (either all units are in Best Picture mode or all units are in Low Latency mode).
3.10.1.
Auto Zoom
Available Settings: On, Off
Auto zoom cuts and resizes the video image to display the assigned part of the total image.
Please note:- AutoZoom is switched off automatically when the on-screen menu cannot be properly
displayed. The menu is part of the output and is scaled by the warp engine. There are scenarios when
the menu may exceed the size of the screen and also only the active video area can be used for the onscreen menu, this would crop the menu and make it impossible to navigate.
A message will indicate such situations. After having made suitable changes the AutoZoom function can
be reactivated.
3.10.2.
Units Wide/Units High
Available Settings: 1, 2, 3, 4 horizontal / 1, 2, 3, 4 vertical
Provides the HQView unit with information of the multi screen installation. The number of horizontally
and vertically installed screens or projectors is entered.
3.10.3.
Horizontal Pos/Vertical Pos
Available Settings: 0 to 3 horizontal / 0 to 3 Vertical
Provides the HQView unit with the information of which window of the total image it is assigned to. If
autozoom is on this tells the unit which part of the image cut out and resize. This selection also
determines which edges of the picture are provided with soft edge blends.
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3.10.4.
Blend Width
The blend width menu provides sliders to set up the overlap region for left, right, top and bottom blend
region. When changing the slider value from within the OSD the blend area is not updated live/
immediately. An update is forced when pressing the menu/enter button, the slider is replaced by the
menu.
The overlap is set up in output pixels with a range of up to a third of the output resolution. For a
configuration with two projectors in horizontal direction the overlap can be up to two thirds to allow 16:9
images to be made using two combined projectors with an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 5:4.
An offset for the blend region can be set-up as well. The region between the edge and the start of the
blend area is black.
Note: Each HQView unit needs to be provided with the exact same value for left and right blend region.
Top and bottom blend region have to be identical as well, but don´t need to have the same value as left
and right. The HQView units do not communicate between each other and thus they have to make an
assumption for auto zoom calculations and that is overlap of the neighbouring (and those beyond)
projectors is identical.
3.10.5.
Blend Curve Type
The blend curve type menu allows to set the blending characteristics. For setting up the overlap the
Align Pattern should be used. Align Patter reduces the image intensity of each pixel in the blend area by
half. When the blend region set up through the blend width menu and the physical blend match the SCurve characteristics can be switched on. The image intensity is gradually reduced from the start of the
blend to the edge of the respective projector image. The S-Curve Value slider allows to control the
steepness of the S-Curve. For convenience in this Blend Curve menu a duplicate of the Output Gamma
slider can be found to match the grey scale of the images.
When a custom alpha map was loaded into the file system of the unit it is recognized at boot time and
the Custom Alpha Map menu item becomes available. Custom alpha maps can be uploaded through
the web or remote control API interface of HQView. The map can be switched on and off. The map is
combined with the Align or S-curve map internally generated. If that is not wanted Blend Curve Type has
to be set to off.
The blend map can be warped or left unwarped. Typically, Blend Warping is set to yes at all time.
Automatic calibration systems may decide to calculate the blend warp rather than using HQView for this
purpose. Automatic systems control HQView through API calls, in which case the Blend Warping is set
automatically and does not need to be touched.
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REMOTE CONTROL WEB SERVER
4.1.
Introduction
HQView-3xx features a web server which connects to a PC web browser via TCP/IP. The menu system
of HQView-3xx is mirrored into the web browser and all menu items can be accessed and controlled
through the keyboard or mouse of the PC.
Note: Backup/Restore is only available for V2 hardware.
4.2.
Installing the Software
No extra software needs to be installed on a PC. The PC web browser is used as the graphical user
interface for all control items. To connect to the HQView-3xx the TCP/IP address of the unit has to be
entered into the address list box of the web browser in the following format http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The
TCP/IP address assigned to HQView-3xx can be found in the System/Network Settings menu.
4.3.
Discovery Tool
Calibre provides a DiscoveryTool.exe Windows application to identify Calibre boxes in the network.
http://www.calibreuk.com/downloads/LEDView/DiscoveryTool_V1.0.exe
Clicking on the link of the recognized box will open a browser and make a connection to the
corresponding box. The box identifier is made up of “PV6S” in the case of HQView-3xx followed by the 6
least significant digits of the MAC address. The MAC address of the box can be found in the
System/Network Settings menu.
Note: This is for use on a network not on a single wire connection.
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4.4.
Software Operation
Once the address has been entered into the web browser starts to load pages from the HQView-3xx
mirroring the menu system of the unit. All menu items are shown as their respective buttons, sliders and
list boxes and can be accessed and altered with the PC mouse or corresponding navigational key
presses.
Note:- When changes within a submenu make other menu items available immediately when using the
on-screen menu of the HQView-3xx this has to be either done manually by clicking on the refresh button
of the web browser or is done with the next periodic auto refresh.
Various values are set by sliders. For fine increment of a slider value click on the slider and use the
mouse wheel to change the value in steps of 1. Click again and the value is applied.
4.5.
File Upload
A page for file uploads is provided.
Test patterns can be created and stored on the PC. Four such custom test patterns can be uploaded to
and stored by the HQView unit. Each of the test patterns in the four slots can be deleted and replaced
by another test pattern.
The test patterns need to be in RGB 24bit .PNG format as e.g. supported by MS Paint®. For best detail
the test patterns should be created with the output resolution HQView will be operated at. Non matching
resolution test patterns will be scaled to the output resolution.
A single alpha map can be uploaded to the HQView unit.
The alpha map format is B/W 16bit .PNG as e.g. supported by Adobe Paintshop®. Only the most
significant 10 bits are used.
Also a Calibre proprietary format without compression is supported. This format is intended for uploads
in proprietary calibration systems directly controlling the HQView unit. Thus, a .PNG encoder does not
have to be implemented on the host side. If the alpha map size exceeds the available storage space on
the HQView unit the .PNG (lossless compression) has to be used.
// Custom Alpha Map File Format
//
// Offset Size Purpose
// 00 4 Header field used to identify custom alpha map file ('AM30')
// 04 2 Horizontal resolution in pixels (big endian)
// 06 2 Vertical resolution in pixels (big endian)
// 08 s Image data
//
// Each line of image data is built like this:
// One 32-bit unsigned (four bytes, big endian) for every three pixels of image data
// Bits[31..30] - unused
// Bits[20..20] - leftmost pixel of three
// Bits[19..10] - middle pixel of three
// Bits[09..00] - rightmost pixel of three
// Each line has to be zero-padded to make up an integer number of 32-bit unsigned values
//
// e.g. 1280 pixels horizontally needs 427 values (1024/3 = 426.67, rounded up)
//
// So the size (s) of the image data is calculated like this:
// s = CEILING(ImageWidth /3 ) * 4 * ImageHeight
//
// Example of a 1920x1200 custom alpha map (all alpha values set to 1):
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//
// 000000 41 4D 33 30 07 80 04 B0 (header)
// 000008 3F FF FF FF 3F FF FF FF (beginning of first line)
// ...
// 000A08 3F FF FF FF 3F FF FF FF (beginning of second line)
// ...
// 2ED608 3F FF FF FF 3F FF FF FF (beginning of last line)
//
// s = CEILING(1920 /3 ) * 4 * 1200 = 3072000 bytes
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FIRMWARE UPDATE
5.1.
Introduction
HQView-3xx has a USB port which allows a PC connection. With the Calibre PC Updater tool new
firmware can be installed on HQView-3xx for feature upgrades and bug fixes.
http://www.calibreuk.com/downloads/HQView/CalibreUK%20Universal%20Updater%20Installer%20V2.
2.5.msi
The latest firmware version for your processor is published on our website at the bottom of this page:http://www.calibreuk.com/HQViewDownloads.htm
Save the correct file for your 3xx model number to your computer.
5.2.
Updating Firmware
HQView-3xx accepts firmware downloads only in a dedicated Updater mode.
First disconnect the USB lead.
The unit is put in Updater mode by pressing and keeping the Menu key pressed at power up. If the
Menu key is released within 10 seconds after power up HQView-3xx is in Updater mode. Otherwise,
HQView-3xx is started normally.
Whilst the Menu key is still pressed the On LED is flashing. When in Updater mode the On LED is
flashing two times, then switched off, then flashing two times again, then switched off and so forth.
Now the USB connection between PC and HQView-3xx needs to be established and the Calibre PC
Updater tool to be started.
The PC Updater tool allows to browse and select a firmware file in BREC format. Once a BREC is
selected the Update Firmware button has to be pressed and the firmware download to the HQView-3xx
into non volatile flash RAM starts.
After completion of the download HQView-3xx needs to be restarted normally (without pressing the
Menu key) for the change to take effect.
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND EMC
6.1.
Recommended Operating Conditions
Temperature
0oC to 40oC
Humidity (non condensing)
0% to 95%
6.2.
Storage
Temperature
-25oC to +85oC
Humidity (non condensing)
0% to 95%
6.3.
CE and FCC Compliance
CE:
This product complies with the requirements of 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive, and 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive. Compliance is to EN55022 Class A.
FCC:
WARNING: 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
interference to radio communications. Operation of
this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at their
own expense.
The user is cautioned that changes and modifications made to the equipment without
approval of the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
It is suggested that the user use only shielded and grounded signal cables to ensure
compliance with FCC rules.
6.4.
PAT Testing
Earth continuity testing under PAT regulations shall be done to the HQView/LEDView with 8A or 10A
only. A test with 25A may damage the unit.
In fact, HQView/LEDView is IT equipment and the IEE Code of Practise to check earth continuity
suggests an alternative 20-200mA test. If the PAT tester does not provide this method and a high
current test is to be used instead a 8A or 10A test will be acceptable under the same IEE Code of
Practise (a minimum of 1.5 times of the HQView/LEDView internal 5A fuse).
You have to be careful where you connect the earth bond test lead when using 8A or 10A. It is to the
metal chassis that you must connect the test lead (mains earth). DO NOT CONNECT to the connectors
of the rear panel (signal earth). The HQView/LEDView may never work again.
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