Extron electronics Multi-Graphic Processor MGP 464 Operating instructions

MGP 464
MGP 464 DI
Multi-Graphic Processor
68-1235-01 Rev. B
10 08
Precautions
Safety Instructions • English
Warning
This symbol is intended to alert the user of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature provided with the equipment.
Power sources • This equipment should be operated only from the power source indicated on the product. This
equipment is intended to be used with a main power system with a grounded (neutral) conductor. The
third (grounding) pin is a safety feature, do not attempt to bypass or disable it.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product’s enclosure that may present a risk of electric shock.
Power disconnection • To remove power from the equipment safely, remove all power cords from the rear of
the equipment, or the desktop power module (if detachable), or from the power source receptacle (wall
plug).
Caution
Read Instructions • Read and understand all safety and operating instructions before using the equipment.
Retain Instructions • The safety instructions should be kept for future reference.
Follow Warnings • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the equipment or in the user
information.
Avoid Attachments • Do not use tools or attachments that are not recommended by the equipment
manufacturer because they may be hazardous.
Consignes de Sécurité • Français
Power cord protection • Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be stepped on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them.
Servicing • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. To
prevent the risk of shock, do not attempt to service this equipment yourself because opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Slots and openings • If the equipment has slots or holes in the enclosure, these are provided to prevent
overheating of sensitive components inside. These openings must never be blocked by other objects.
Lithium battery • There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace it only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Avertissement
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur que la documentation fournie avec le matériel
contient des instructions importantes concernant l’exploitation et la maintenance
(réparation).
Alimentations• Ne faire fonctionner ce matériel qu’avec la source d’alimentation indiquée sur l’appareil. Ce
matériel doit être utilisé avec une alimentation principale comportant un fil de terre (neutre). Le troisième
contact (de mise à la terre) constitue un dispositif de sécurité : n’essayez pas de la contourner ni de la
désactiver.
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur de la présence dans le boîtier de l’appareil
de  tensions dangereuses non isolées posant des risques d’électrocution.
Déconnexion de l’alimentation• Pour mettre le matériel hors tension sans danger, déconnectez tous les cordons
d’alimentation de l’arrière de l’appareil ou du module d’alimentation de bureau (s’il est amovible) ou
encore de la prise secteur.
Attention
Lire les instructions• Prendre connaissance de toutes les consignes de sécurité et d’exploitation avant
d’utiliser le matériel.
Conserver les instructions• Ranger les consignes de sécurité afin de pouvoir les consulter à l’avenir.
Respecter les avertissements • Observer tous les avertissements et consignes marqués sur le matériel ou
présentés dans la documentation utilisateur.
Eviter les pièces de fixation • Ne pas utiliser de pièces de fixation ni d’outils non recommandés par le
fabricant du matériel car cela risquerait de poser certains dangers.
Protection du cordon d’alimentation • Acheminer les cordons d’alimentation de manière à ce que personne ne
risque de marcher dessus et à ce qu’ils ne soient pas écrasés ou pincés par des objets.
Réparation-maintenance • Faire exécuter toutes les interventions de réparation-maintenance par un technicien
qualifié. Aucun des éléments internes ne peut être réparé par l’utilisateur. Afin d’éviter tout danger
d’électrocution, l’utilisateur ne doit pas essayer de procéder lui-même à ces opérations car l’ouverture ou le
retrait des couvercles risquent de l’exposer à de hautes tensions et autres dangers.
Fentes et orifices • Si le boîtier de l’appareil comporte des fentes ou des orifices, ceux-ci servent à empêcher
les composants internes sensibles de surchauffer. Ces ouvertures ne doivent jamais être bloquées par des
objets.
Lithium Batterie • Il a danger d’explosion s’ll y a remplacment incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement
avec une batterie du meme type ou d’un ype equivalent recommande par le constructeur. Mettre au reut les
batteries usagees conformement aux instructions du fabricant.
Sicherheitsanleitungen • Deutsch
Vorsicht
Dieses Symbol soll dem Benutzer in der im Lieferumfang enthaltenen
Dokumentation besonders wichtige Hinweise zur Bedienung und Wartung
(Instandhaltung) geben.
Stromquellen • Dieses Gerät sollte nur über die auf dem Produkt angegebene Stromquelle betrieben werden.
Dieses Gerät wurde für eine Verwendung mit einer Hauptstromleitung mit einem geerdeten (neutralen)
Leiter konzipiert. Der dritte Kontakt ist für einen Erdanschluß, und stellt eine Sicherheitsfunktion dar. Diese
sollte nicht umgangen oder außer Betrieb gesetzt werden.
Dieses Symbol soll den Benutzer darauf aufmerksam machen, daß im Inneren des
Gehäuses dieses Produktes gefährliche Spannungen, die nicht isoliert sind und
die einen elektrischen Schock verursachen können, herrschen.
Stromunterbrechung • Um das Gerät auf sichere Weise vom Netz zu trennen, sollten Sie alle Netzkabel
aus der Rückseite des Gerätes, aus der externen Stomversorgung (falls dies möglich ist) oder aus der
Wandsteckdose ziehen.
Achtung
Lesen der Anleitungen • Bevor Sie das Gerät zum ersten Mal verwenden, sollten Sie alle Sicherheits-und
Bedienungsanleitungen genau durchlesen und verstehen.
Aufbewahren der Anleitungen • Die Hinweise zur elektrischen Sicherheit des Produktes sollten Sie
aufbewahren, damit Sie im Bedarfsfall darauf zurückgreifen können.
Befolgen der Warnhinweise • Befolgen Sie alle Warnhinweise und Anleitungen auf dem Gerät oder in der
Benutzerdokumentation.
Keine Zusatzgeräte • Verwenden Sie keine Werkzeuge oder Zusatzgeräte, die nicht ausdrücklich vom
Hersteller empfohlen wurden, da diese eine Gefahrenquelle darstellen können.
Instrucciones de seguridad • Español
Schutz des Netzkabels • Netzkabel sollten stets so verlegt werden, daß sie nicht im Weg liegen und niemand
darauf treten kann oder Objekte darauf- oder unmittelbar dagegengestellt werden können.
Wartung • Alle Wartungsmaßnahmen sollten nur von qualifiziertem Servicepersonal durchgeführt werden.
Die internen Komponenten des Gerätes sind wartungsfrei. Zur Vermeidung eines elektrischen Schocks
versuchen Sie in keinem Fall, dieses Gerät selbst öffnen, da beim Entfernen der Abdeckungen die Gefahr
eines elektrischen Schlags und/oder andere Gefahren bestehen.
Schlitze und Öffnungen • Wenn das Gerät Schlitze oder Löcher im Gehäuse aufweist, dienen diese zur
Vermeidung einer Überhitzung der empfindlichen Teile im Inneren. Diese Öffnungen dürfen niemals von
anderen Objekten blockiert werden.
Litium-Batterie • Explosionsgefahr, falls die Batterie nicht richtig ersetzt wird. Ersetzen Sie verbrauchte
Batterien nur durch den gleichen oder einen vergleichbaren Batterietyp, der auch vom Hersteller
empfohlen wird. Entsorgen Sie verbrauchte Batterien bitte gemäß den Herstelleranweisungen.
Advertencia
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre instrucciones importantes
de operación y mantenimiento (o cambio de partes) que se desean destacar en el
contenido de la documentación suministrada con los equipos.
Alimentación eléctrica • Este equipo debe conectarse únicamente a la fuente/tipo de alimentación eléctrica
indicada en el mismo. La alimentación eléctrica de este equipo debe provenir de un sistema de distribución
general con conductor neutro a tierra. La tercera pata (puesta a tierra) es una medida de seguridad, no
puentearia ni eliminaria.
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre la presencia de elementos con
voltaje peligroso sin protección aislante, que puedan encontrarse dentro de la caja
o alojamiento del producto, y que puedan representar riesgo de electrocución.
Desconexión de alimentación eléctrica • Para desconectar con seguridad la acometida de alimentación eléctrica
al equipo, desenchufar todos los cables de alimentación en el panel trasero del equipo, o desenchufar el
módulo de alimentación (si fuera independiente), o desenchufar el cable del receptáculo de la pared.
Precaucion
Leer las instrucciones • Leer y analizar todas las instrucciones de operación y seguridad, antes de usar el
equipo.
Conservar las instrucciones • Conservar las instrucciones de seguridad para futura consulta.
Obedecer las advertencias • Todas las advertencias e instrucciones marcadas en el equipo o en la
documentación del usuario, deben ser obedecidas.
Evitar el uso de accesorios • No usar herramientas o accesorios que no sean especificamente recomendados
por el fabricante, ya que podrian implicar riesgos.
安全须知 • 中文
这个符号提示用户该设备用户手册中有重要的操作和维护说明。
这个符号警告用户该设备机壳内有暴露的危险电压,有触电危险。
注意
阅读说明书 • 用户使用该设备前必须阅读并理解所有安全和使用说明。
保存说明书 • 用户应保存安全说明书以备将来使用。
遵守警告 • 用户应遵守产品和用户指南上的所有安全和操作说明。
避免追加 • 不要使用该产品厂商没有推荐的工具或追加设备,以避免危险。
Protección del cables de alimentación • Los cables de alimentación eléctrica se deben instalar en lugares donde
no sean pisados ni apretados por objetos que se puedan apoyar sobre ellos.
Reparaciones/mantenimiento • Solicitar siempre los servicios técnicos de personal calificado. En el interior no
hay partes a las que el usuario deba acceder. Para evitar riesgo de electrocución, no intentar personalmente
la reparación/mantenimiento de este equipo, ya que al abrir o extraer las tapas puede quedar expuesto a
voltajes peligrosos u otros riesgos.
Ranuras y aberturas • Si el equipo posee ranuras o orificios en su caja/alojamiento, es para evitar el
sobrecalientamiento de componentes internos sensibles. Estas aberturas nunca se deben obstruir con otros
objetos.
Batería de litio • Existe riesgo de explosión si esta batería se coloca en la posición incorrecta. Cambiar esta
batería únicamente con el mismo tipo (o su equivalente) recomendado por el fabricante. Desachar las
baterías usadas siguiendo las instrucciones del fabricante.
警告
电源 • 该设备只能使用产品上标明的电源。 设备必须使用有地线的供电系统供电。 第三条线
(地线)是安全设施,不能不用或跳过 。
拔掉电源 • 为安全地从设备拔掉电源,请拔掉所有设备后或桌面电源的电源线,或任何接到市
电系统的电源线。
电源线保护 • 妥善布线, 避免被踩踏,或重物挤压。
维护 • 所有维修必须由认证的维修人员进行。 设备内部没有用户可以更换的零件。为避免出
现触电危险不要自己试图打开设备盖子维修该设备。
通风孔 • 有些设备机壳上有通风槽或孔,它们是用来防止机内敏感元件过热。 不要用任何东
西挡住通风孔。
锂电池 • 不正确的更换电池会有爆炸的危险。必须使用与厂家推荐的相同或相近型号的电池。
按照生产厂的建议处理废弃电池。
声明
所使用电源为 A 级产品,在生活环境中,该产品可能会造成无线电干扰。在这
种情况下,可能需要用户对其干扰采取切实可行的措施。
FCC Class A Notice
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. 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. The Class A 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.
N This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded cables must be used with the
unit to ensure compliance with FCC emissions limits.
Quick Start — MGP 464
Installation
DVI inputs 1, 2, 3, and 4 — DVI. These inputs
can be used instead of analog inputs 1
through 4. (MGP 464 DI only)
Step 1
INPUT 1-DVI-D
Install the four rubber feet on the bottom of the
MGP 464, or mount the unit using the supplied
rack mounting brackets.
N
LAN
-23
2/4
R
UT
TP
22
Y
RS
, RB/Y
RG
Y,
B-
OU
B/
B-Y
G/Y
R/
R-Y
V
H/
HV
T
TPU
EO
AL
TU
VIR 11
8
4
VID
Y
12
9
VID
R-Y
C
VID
R-Y
C
EO
B VID
S
UT
INP 3
7
G/Y
VID
R
RG
10
V
H/H
R-Y
V
H/H
VID
14
VID
Y
15
VID
Y
5
6
R
R-Y
S
UT
INP
VID
R-Y
C
16
DVI
17
VID
Y
18
VID
R-Y
C
19
OU
VID
Y
KG
VID
R-Y
C
DVI
RO
UN
D
VID
B-Y
G/Y
VID
R
R-Y
V
H/H
V
V
H/H
UT
INP
VI-D
4-D
B/C
B-Y
1
G/Y
VID
R
R-Y
V
H/H
V
V
H/H
•
Three composite video inputs
•
One S-video and one composite video input
VID
B-Y
V
V
H/H
B/C
B-Y
2
Virtual inputs 5 – 19 — Component video,
S-video, or composite video (configurable
via Windows®-based control software, SIS™
commands, or Web pages only). In each
column, you can connect inputs as follows:
BAC
VID
B-Y
VID
B-Y
VID
B-Y
13
Analog is not available on this DVI-I
connector.
VI-D
3-D
UT
INP
B/C
B-Y
G/Y
VID
0
50/6
240
100-
Hz
V
V
H/H
VI-D
2-D
UT
N
INP
B/C
B-Y
VI-D
1-D
UT
INP
MAX
PRELIMINARY
.5A
MBD 249
2-U Rack Mount Bracket
(Use four lower holes.)
•
Rack mounting the MGP 464
The S-video must always be connected to
the top two BNCs (Y on top, C second).
If desired, a composite video source can be
connected to the bottom BNC.
One interlaced component video source
(connects to all three BNCs in the column).
Step 2
Turn off power to the input and output devices,
and remove the power cords from them.
Composite
S-video
and
Composite
5
5
Attach the input devices to the MGP 464. The
following input signal types are accepted:
RGBHV
Video
R/R-Y
R/R-Y
G/Y
VID
H/HV
G/Y
VID
B/C
B-Y
V
B/C
B-Y
R/R-Y
H/HV
V
S-Video
R/R-Y
RGsB or
Component
Video
RGBS or
RGBcvS
Video
G/Y
VID
H/HV
B/C
B-Y
V
Composite
Video
R/R-Y
G/Y
VID
H/HV
G/Y
VID
H/HV
B/C
B-Y
V
B/C
B-Y
V
Connecting to inputs 1 through 4
7
7
VID
R-Y
VID
B-Y
C
VID
B-Y
C
VID
B-Y
C
7
VID
Y
6
6
6
Inputs 1, 2, 3, and 4 — RGB, component
video, S-video, or composite video (fully
configurable)
5
VID
Y
VID
Y
Step 3
Component
VID
R-Y
VID
R-Y
Virtual input connection examples
DVI Background input — DVI for live
background video only (available on all
models).
The four MGP windows are displayed
in front of this DVI image. When a DVI
background is used, the MGP output
is locked to the input rate of the DVI
background. This input is not scaled.
N
This input connector can be used only to
receive the background image. The input
is not scaled or processed. To process
DVI input signals, you must use the
MGP 464 DI model.
N
Analog is not available on this DVI-I
connector.
MGP 464 • Quick Start
QS-1
Quick Start — MGP 464, cont’d
Step 4
Step 6
Attach an output device to the RGBHV/YUV
BNC connectors and/or to the DVI output
connector (shown below).
Analog is not
available on this
DVI connector.
N
DVI-D OUTPUT
RGBHV
RGBS
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
B
/B-Y
B
/B-Y
RGsB
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
B
/B-Y
B
/B-Y
Setting Up the MGP 464
Configuring the MGP
BNC output connectors
Press the Menu button to access the Main menu,
shown on the next page. Then, repeatedly press
the Menu button to cycle through the menus
to access the Input Configuration, Output
Configuration, and Advanced Configuration
menus to perform steps 1 through 4.
Step 5
Plug the MGP 464, input devices, and output
devices into a grounded AC source, and power
on the input and output devices. The following
diagram shows an example of an MGP 464 DI
application.
Step 1
Remote User and
Administration Control
Camera
(See the following section, “Setting Up the
MGP 464” and “Adjusting the Picture Controls,”
in the next section. See chapter 2, “Installation,”
for installation instructions, chapter 3,
“Operation,” for front panel operation
information, chapter 4, “Software Configuration
and Control,” for control via the RS-232/422
interface, and chapter 5, “HTML Configuration
and Control,” for control via the MGP 464 Web
pages..
After you have installed and connected the
MGP 464, follow these steps to configure and
adjust the unit to get it ready for use.
HD YUV Component Video
Use the Input Configuration menu to configure
inputs 1 through 4.
N
Control System
TCP/IP
Network
DVD
LAN
R
PUT
COLLEGE
HEIM
ANA
ST.
ANAHEIM
EAST
G/Y
57
STATE
B/
B-Y
BLVD.
OUT
R-Y,
BLVD.
AV.
R/
R-Y
LINCOLN
AV.
V
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RD.
B-Y
/Y,
RGB
DOUGLAS
2/422
RS-23
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H/
HV
5
VID
Y
6
VID
R-Y
C
9
Four Window
Multi-Graphic Processor
4
R
10
R-Y
INPU
12
VID
R-Y
C
13
VIDE
INPU
14
VID
Y
15
VID
R-Y
C
16
7
3
G/Y
VID
R
R-Y
18
19
VID
B-Y
VID
B-Y
VID
B-Y
VID
B-Y
V
H/HV
Preview
Monitor
D
4-DVI-
V
H/HV
INPUT
H/HV
B/C
B-Y
V
H/HV
B/C
B-Y
V
ST.
WEST
BACK
D
3-DVIINPUT
H/HV
H/HV
B/C
B-Y
Disneyland
KATELLA
ND
GROU
DVI
VID
B-Y
B/C
B-Y
G/Y
VID
R
R-Y
G/Y
VID
R
R-Y
G/Y
VID
ST.
BALL
VID
Y
VID
R-Y
C
H/HV
2
1
Hz
Anaheim
Stadium
RD.
UT
OUTP
AV.
17
VID
Y
VID
R-Y
C
H/HV
TS
O
VIDE
RGB
11
VID
Y
HASTER
DVI
TS
O
UAL
VIRT
8
D
2-DVIINPUT
D
1-DVI-
50/60
INPUT
240
100-
MAX
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Projector
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COLLEGE
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57
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ANAHEI
EAST
AV.
STATE
AN
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LINC
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AV.
DOUGLAS
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Disney
HASTER
PRELIMINARY
Use the LCD menu screens and Adjust knobs to
configure the MGP 464 and adjust the picture
controls.
AV.
KATE
PC
PC
PC
PC
MGP 464 DI connection diagram
The virtual inputs (5 through 19) can
be configured only via the Windowsbased control software, SIS commands,
or the Web pages. For information on
configuring those inputs, see chapter 4,
“Software Configuration and Control,”
and chapter 5, “HTML Configuration
and Control.”
Step 2
Use the Output Configuration menu to configure
the output signal type and the output rate for the
desired resolution.
Step 3
From the Advanced Configuration menu, Test
Pattern submenu, select the Alternating Pixels
(Alt. Pixels) test pattern. Adjust your display’s
active pixels, total pixels, and pixel phase settings
for optimal picture quality.
QS-2
MGP 464 • Quick Start
Quick Start — MGP 464, cont’d
Adjusting the picture controls
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MGP 464
V1.00
Power
on
Step 5
2 sec.
Multi-Graphic
Processor
2 sec.
Default
Cycle
Use the Window Configuration menu to select a
window border color for each window. This will
aid in window sizing and positioning.
Step 6
Select input 1 for windows 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Menu
Step 7
20 sec.
N
Menu
Input
Configuration
Adjust windows 1, 2, 3, and 4 to full screen.
20 sec.
Menu
Output
Configuration
20 sec.
Menu
Window
Configuration
20 sec.
20 sec.
c. Press the Window/Image Size button once,
and turn the Adjust knobs to the right until
they stop. The window size setting displays
the same resolution as the output.
d. Repeat steps a through c for the remaining
windows.
Menu
Comm. / IP
Configuration
a. Press one of the Window Select buttons to
select the window to adjust.
b. Press the Window/Image Position button
once, and turn the Adjust knobs until both
the H and V values = 0000.
Menu
Background
Capture
N
20 sec.
Menu
Advanced
Configuration
Menu
For each input, size and position the image
within all four windows as follows:
a. Press one of the Window Select buttons to
select a window to adjust.
20 sec.
Next
Main menu
Step 4
When all the windows are at full size, you
must mute the other three windows while
adjusting the first.
Step 8
20 sec.
Menu
Exit Menu
Press Next
If your MGP is set to factory defaults,
you can select default window preset #1,
31, 61, 91, or 121 to set the windows to
full screen size. See “Recalling a window
preset” in chapter 3, “Operation,” for
instructions on selecting one of these
presets.
From the Advanced Configuration menu, change
the test pattern to Crop, and adjust your display’s
positioning until all four sides of the crop pattern
are visible.
b. Press one of the 19 input buttons.
N
If a virtual input (5 through 19) is wired
to two or three input connectors (S-video
or component video, respectively), you
can press any of the buttons to which it is
connected to select it.
c. Press the Window/Image Size or the Window/Image Position button twice. The LCD window displays the number of the input whose image you are sizing or
positioning.
MGP 464 • Quick Start
QS-3
PRELIMINARY
Auto
Image
Quick Start — MGP 464, cont’d
d. Rotate the Adjust knobs until the H and
V values represent the image dimensions
or position coordinates you want for the selected input.
e. Repeat steps c and d as needed to refine the
size and position adjustments for the selected
input.
f.
Repeat steps a through e for the remaining
windows for the same input.
g. Repeat steps a through f for each remaining
input.
Auto Image
As an alternative to step 8 for any window, Auto
Image provides a quick way to size an input to fit
the current window size.
PRELIMINARY
To auto-size an image,
a. Press the button for the input that youwant
to auto-size.
b. Press the Menu button to select the Auto
Image menu.
c. Press the Next button to display the Auto Image selection screen.
d. Turn either Adjust knob to select a window
for Auto Imaging.
e. Press the Next button again to perform an
Auto Image in the selected window.
Step 9
Use the Input Configuration menu to make
any desired advanced adjustments, including
Horizontal and Vertical Start, Pixel Phase, Total
Pixels, Active Pixels, and Active Lines. See
chapter 3, “Operation,” for information on these
adjustments.
Step 10
When finished adjusting the desired picture
controls, save your configuration as a window
preset:
a. Press the Preset Recall/Save button and hold
it for at least 2 seconds.
b. Use either Adjust knob to select the preset
number/name to which you want to save
this configuration.
c. Press the Enter button.
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MGP 464 • Quick Start
Step 11
Size and position windows as desired for each
of your applications and save each one with any
one of the remaining 127 window preset names
for easy recall of window settings.
You can also save presets using the MGP 464 Web
pages (see chapter 5, “Ethernet Configuration
and Control”) or the MGP 464 Windows-based
control software (see “Using the Windowsbased Control Software” in chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control,” for instructions on
accessing the software and its Help file).
Table of Contents
Chapter One • Introduction . ..................................................................................................... 1-1
About This Manual..................................................................................................................... 1-2
About the MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor............................................................ 1-2
Features. ........................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Application Diagrams.............................................................................................................. 1-3
Chapter Two • Installation. ......................................................................................................... 2-1
Installation Overview............................................................................................................... 2-2
Mounting the MGP 464 .......................................................................................................... 2-2
Installing or Replacing Button Labels............................................................................ 2-4
Rear Panel Features................................................................................................................... 2-5
Chapter Three • Operation.......................................................................................................... 3-1
Front Panel Features ............................................................................................................. 3-2
Power-up and Default Cycle................................................................................................. 3-4
Window Select Buttons........................................................................................................... 3-5
Input Selection............................................................................................................................. 3-5
Selecting an input ..................................................................................................................... 3-5
Muting an input . ..................................................................................................................... 3-5
Menus, Configuration, and Adjustments.................................................................... 3-6
Menu system overview. ............................................................................................................ 3-6
Using the menus........................................................................................................... 3-6
Auto Image menu...................................................................................................................... 3-8
Input Configuration menu....................................................................................................... 3-9
Input configuration submenu adjustments.............................................................. 3-10
Output Configuration menu.................................................................................................. 3-11
Resolution and Refresh Rate submenu..................................................................... 3-12
Output Type submenu............................................................................................... 3-12
Sync Polarity submenu............................................................................................... 3-13
Window Configuration menu................................................................................................ 3-13
Window Priority submenu................................................................................................. 3-13
Window Border submenus................................................................................................ 3-14
Window Effect submenu.................................................................................................... 3-14
Available effects................................................................................................... 3-14
Effect Duration submenu................................................................................................... 3-15
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PRELIMINARY
Tabletop use............................................................................................................................... 2-2
Rack mounting........................................................................................................................... 2-2
UL guidelines for rack mounting................................................................................ 2-2
Rack mounting procedure........................................................................................... 2-3
Table of Contents, cont’d
Background Capture menu.................................................................................................... 3-16
Memory space for background files......................................................................... 3-16
Saving a background to memory.............................................................................. 3-16
Recalling a background from memory..................................................................... 3-17
Comm./IP Configuration menu.............................................................................................. 3-17
Viewing serial port and IP settings........................................................................... 3-17
Making changes to the serial port and IP configuration......................................... 3-18
Advanced Configuration menu............................................................................................. 3-19
Background Color submenu...................................................................................... 3-19
Blue Mode submenu.................................................................................................. 3-19
Test Pattern submenu................................................................................................ 3-20
Internal Temperature screen..................................................................................... 3-21
Factory Default submenu.......................................................................................... 3-21
Adding and Configuring Window Text................................................................................ 3-21
Picture Controls. ........................................................................................................................ 3-21
PRELIMINARY
Picture Controls table. ............................................................................................................ 3-21
Adjusting the picture controls............................................................................................... 3-22
Auto Memories. ......................................................................................................................... 3-23
Memory Presets......................................................................................................................... 3-23
Window presets....................................................................................................................... 3-23
Saving a window preset............................................................................................. 3-23
Recalling a window preset........................................................................................ 3-24
Default presets........................................................................................................... 3-25
Input presets............................................................................................................................. 3-25
Additional Features................................................................................................................. 3-26
Freeze mode............................................................................................................................. 3-26
Locking the front panel (executive mode). ......................................................................... 3-26
Resetting................................................................................................................................... 3-26
Chapter Four • Software Configuration and Control. .......................................... 4-1
Setting Up Serial Communication.................................................................................... 4-2
Connector pin assignments...................................................................................................... 4-2
Communication software......................................................................................................... 4-3
Using Simple Instruction Set (SIS) Commands......................................................... 4-3
Host-to-MGP communications................................................................................................. 4-3
MGP-initiated messages. .......................................................................................................... 4-3
Error responses........................................................................................................................... 4-4
Telnet and Web communications............................................................................................ 4-4
Symbol definitions..................................................................................................................... 4-6
Windows®-based Control Software............................................................................... 4-36
Installing the software............................................................................................................ 4-36
Downloading the MGP 464 software from the Web. ........................................................ 4-38
Starting the control program. ............................................................................................... 4-39
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Chapter Five • HTML Configuration and Control...................................................... 5-1
Accessing the Web Pages....................................................................................................... 5-2
Viewing System Status. .......................................................................................................... 5-3
Using the Configuration Page. ........................................................................................... 5-4
System Settings screen.............................................................................................................. 5-4
Scaler I/O Settings screen.......................................................................................................... 5-5
Configuring the inputs......................................................................................................... 5-5
Naming inputs........................................................................................................ 5-5
Selecting the video signal type.............................................................................. 5-6
Configuring the output....................................................................................................... 5-6
Enabling/disabling blue mode............................................................................... 5-7
Window Settings screen. .......................................................................................................... 5-8
Setting window priority....................................................................................................... 5-9
Assigning a password......................................................................................................... 5-10
Clearing a password........................................................................................................... 5-10
Email Alerts screen. ................................................................................................................. 5-11
Setting up e-mail alerts...................................................................................................... 5-11
Setting up SMTP authorization......................................................................................... 5-12
Firmware Upgrade screen. ..................................................................................................... 5-12
Determining the current firmware version...................................................................... 5-12
Downloading the firmware............................................................................................... 5-13
Updating the firmware on the MGP 464 ......................................................................... 5-13
Using the File Management Page................................................................................... 5-14
Uploading files......................................................................................................................... 5-15
Adding a directory................................................................................................................... 5-15
Other file management activities. ........................................................................................ 5-15
Using the Control Page. ........................................................................................................ 5-16
Picture Controls screen. .......................................................................................................... 5-16
Window Selection.............................................................................................................. 5-16
Input sections...................................................................................................................... 5-17
Window Controls................................................................................................................ 5-18
Image Controls................................................................................................................... 5-18
Presets screen........................................................................................................................... 5-20
Window Presets.................................................................................................................. 5-20
Default presets...................................................................................................... 5-21
Naming a window preset..................................................................................... 5-21
Saving (creating) a window preset...................................................................... 5-22
Recalling a window preset................................................................................... 5-22
Selecting a window preset transition effect....................................................... 5-22
Input Presets....................................................................................................................... 5-22
Saving (creating) an input preset........................................................................ 5-23
Recalling an input preset..................................................................................... 5-23
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PRELIMINARY
Passwords screen...................................................................................................................... 5-10
Table of Contents, cont’d
Using the Background Page. .............................................................................................. 5-23
Selecting a background color................................................................................................ 5-23
Displaying a background image............................................................................................ 5-23
Using a DVI input............................................................................................................... 5-23
Using a bitmap image........................................................................................................ 5-23
Uploading an image..................................................................................................... 5-24
Selecting a background image.................................................................................... 5-24
Chapter Six • Special Applications....................................................................................... 6-1
Application 1: Connecting the MGP 464 to a Matrix Switcher. ..................... 6-2
PRELIMINARY
Setting up the MGP to work with the switcher ................................................................... 6-3
Using the MGP and the matrix switcher after the MGP is synchronized to the
matrix switcher............................................................................................................. 6-5
Minimizing synchronization problems when not using the Sync to Matrix
feature.......................................................................................................................... 6-5
Application 2: Connecting Multiple MGP 464s in Succession
(Daisy-chaining)........................................................................................................................... 6-6
Setting up MGPs for daisy-chaining........................................................................................ 6-7
Appendix A • Specifications, Part Numbers, and Accessories...................... A-1
Specifications............................................................................................................................... A-2
Part Numbers and Accessories.......................................................................................... A-4
Included parts............................................................................................................................ A-4
Optional accessories................................................................................................................. A-4
Appendix B • Firmware Update Guide..............................................................................B-1
Determining the Firmware Version.................................................................................B-2
Using the LCD display at power-on.........................................................................................B-2
Using a Web browser................................................................................................................B-2
Using the Windows-based configuration software..............................................................B-4
Downloading the firmware..................................................................................................B-4
Updating the Firmware...........................................................................................................B-5
Updating using the Web pages...............................................................................................B-5
Updating using the Windows-based control software........................................................B-7
Updating using the Firmware Loader. ...................................................................................B-8
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1
Chapter One
Introduction
About This Manual
About the MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Features
Application Diagrams
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Introduction
About This Manual
This manual discusses how to install, configure, and operate the Extron MGP 464
multi-graphic processor.
Throughout this manual, the terms “MGP,” “multi-graphic processor,” and
“processor” are used interchangeably to refer to the same product.
About the MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
The MGP 464 is a four-window RGB and video signal processor that can display up
to four video sources on a single screen in picture-in-picture or picture-by-picture
format. The MGP accepts RGB, HDTV, component, S-video, and composite video
signals on four fully-configurable inputs and 15 virtual inputs; and has one scaled
output. The processor provides switching among inputs and has picture controls
and presets.
PRELIMINARY
The MGP 464 DI is an MGP 464 with a DVI input card installed, providing four DVI
input connectors. Both versions can be controlled remotely via the RS-232/RS-422
interface using Special Instruction Set (SIS™) commands or the Windows-based
control software, or via an Ethernet LAN using the MGP 464’s embedded Web
pages, SIS commands, or the Windows-based control software.
Features
Four windows — Up to four windows can be shown on a single display
simultaneously, allowing up to four video and computer sources to be viewed
at once.
Inputs — The MGP 464 has four fully configurable video inputs, which accept RGB,
HDTV, component, S-video, and composite video signals. The MGP 464 DI
has four DVI inputs in addition.
DVI background input — A DVI input is provided on both models as a means to
display live video from a DVI source as a background.
Virtual inputs — 15 virtual inputs can be configured through software to accept
standard definition component video, S-video, and composite video.
Output — The MGP 464 has one scaled output, available on a set of five BNC
connectors for RGB and a DVI-I connector for DVI.
Picture controls — Picture controls allow you to adjust the size, position,
brightness, contrast, color, tint, detail, and zoom for each window.
Window and input presets — Window presets save sizing, positioning, and
priority information. Input presets save input signal type information and
picture control settings.
Window transition effects — Six types of window transition effects (22 different
effects altogether) seamlessly mute and unmute (close and open) the four
windows.
Freeze control — Freeze control freezes (locks) a window to the current image.
3:2 pulldown detection for NTSC video and 2:2 film detection for PAL — These
advanced film mode processing features help maximize image detail and
sharpness for video sources that originated from film.
1-2
When film is converted to NTSC video, the film frame rate has to be matched
to the video frame rate in a process called 3:2 pulldown. Jaggies and other
image artifacts can result if conventional deinterlacing techniques are used on
film-source video.
MGP 464 • Introduction
The MGP 464’s advanced film mode processing recognizes signals that
originated from film. The MGP then applies video processing algorithms
that optimize the conversion of video made in the 3:2 pulldown process. This
results in richly detailed images with sharply defined lines.
A similar process, 2:2 film detection, is used for PAL film-source video.
Background image capture, save, and recall — Background Capture enables you
to capture and save the image currently on the output screen. You can then
recall the captured image and display it as a background later.
Auto Image™ — Auto Image automatically sizes, centers, and optimizes the image
to the scaled output rate, filling the window.
Remote operation — The MGP 464 can be operated remotely via the RS-232/422
interface using the Windows-based control software or SIS commands, or via
the Ethernet interface using the embedded Web pages, SIS commands, or the
Windows-based control software.
Front panel security lockout (executive mode) — Locks the front panel controls to
prevent accidental changes to the unit’s settings.
RGB and video scaling — All sources are scaled to a single output rate.
Application Diagrams
The following application diagrams show examples of how devices may be
connected to the MGP 464 and the MGP 464 DI.
Remote User and
Administration Control
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MGP 464 • Introduction
1-3
PRELIMINARY
Rack mounting — The 2U high and full rack wide metal enclosure can be rack
mounted using the included rack/through-desk mounting brackets.
Introduction, cont’d
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MGP 464 • Introduction
2
Chapter Two
Installation
Installation Overview
Mounting the MGP 464
Installing or Replacing Button Labels
Rear Panel Features
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Installation
Installation Overview
The MGP 464 processor can be connected to as many as 19 input devices
simultaneously, and two output devices. Follow these steps to install the MGP 464:
1
Disconnect power to the MGP, and turn off all other devices that will be
connected.
2 If desired, mount the MGP. See “Mounting the MGP 464,” below.
3 Attach video input devices to the MGP, using the four sets of BNC connectors
for the fully configurable inputs and/or the 15 BNC connectors for the virtual
inputs.
For the MGP 464 DI, connect up to four input sources to the DVI-I or the BNC
connectors as desired.
4 Connect one or two output devices to the RGBHV/YUV BNC output
connectors and/or to the DVI-I output connector.
5 If the MGP 464 will be connected to a computer or to a host controller for
PRELIMINARY
remote operation, connect the host’s RS-232 cable to the processor’s 9-pin
RS-232/422 D-sub connector; or use the optional 9-pin female to 2.5 mm TRS
cable to connect the host to the MGP’s front panel RS-232/422 configuration
port.
6 Connect an active LAN Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 port on the MGP rear panel
to establish a link to the network.
7 Power up the input and output devices, then connect power to the MGP.
Mounting the MGP 464
Tabletop use
Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included with the MGP 464. For tabletop use,
attach one foot to each corner of the bottom side of the unit and place the unit in the
desired location.
Rack mounting
UL guidelines for rack mounting
The following Underwriters Laboratories (UL) guidelines pertain to the installation
of the MGP 464 into a rack:
2-2
•
Elevated operating ambient temperature — If the equipment is installed in
a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of
the rack environment may be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consider
installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum
ambient temperature (Tma) specified by the manufacturer.
•
Reduced air flow — Install the equipment in the rack so that the amount of air
flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
•
Mechanical loading — Mount the equipment in the rack so that uneven
mechanical loading does not create a hazardous condition.
MGP 464 • Installation
•
Circuit overloading — When connecting the equipment to the supply
circuit, consider the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and
the effect that circuit overloading might have on overcurrent protection and
supply wiring. Consider equipment nameplate ratings when addressing this
concern.
•
Reliable earthing (grounding) — Maintain reliable grounding of rackmounted equipment. Pay particular attention to supply connections other
than direct connections to the branch circuit (such as the use of power strips).
Rack mounting procedure
For optional rack mounting, do not install the rubber feet. To mount the MGP 464
in a rack,
Attach the included rack/through-desk mounting brackets (part #70-155-01)
to the unit using eight machine screws supplied with the mounting kit. (See
the illustration on the next page.)
2.
Insert the unit into the rack and align the holes in the mounting brackets with
the holes in the rack. Use four machine screws to attach the brackets to the
rack.
PRELIMINARY
1.
MBD 249
2U Rack Mounting
Bracket (Use four
lower holes.)
Rack mounting the MGP 464
MGP 464 • Installation
2-3
Installation, cont’d
Installing or Replacing Button Labels
The button caps are pre-labeled for your convenience
by default. However, you can replace them with button
labels that you create, using the Button-Label Generator
or other button label software.
PRELIMINARY
The button assembly consists of a clear lens cap, the
button label, and a white diffuser. (See the illustrations
at right and below.) Remove the button assembly from
the MGP as follows:
2
Pry the button
from the base.
1.
Make any desired button labels and cut them out.
2.
Remove the button assembly by inserting a small,
flat-bladed screwdriver, such as an Extron Tweeker,
between the button’s base and the diffuser to
gently pry the button assembly off the button
plunger, as shown in the drawing at right.
3.
Locate the small corner notch on the lens cap, and slide the screwdriver
between the lens cap and the diffuser. (See c in the illustration below.)
4.
Using a rotating motion of the screwdriver, carefully pry the two pieces apart.
(See d in the illustration below.)
Plunger
Base
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Diffuser
Clear Lens
4
Button Label
Pry the two
pieces apart.
3
Notch
Separating the twopiece button here at
the corner.
Replacing a button label
2-4
5.
Lift out the transparent square label that you want to replace, being careful
not to damage the circuits beneath it. You may need to use the small
screwdriver to gently pry the label out.
6.
Insert one of the new labels you created in step 1 into the clear button cap,
align the white backing plate with the cap, and firmly snap it into place.
7.
Gently, but firmly, press the reassembled button into place on the MGP front
panel.
8.
Repeat steps 1 through 7 as needed to relabel other buttons.
MGP 464 • Installation
Rear Panel Features
The diagram below shows the rear panel of the MGP 464 DI, which has four DVI-I
input connectors (j in the illustration below). The standard MGP 464 does not
have these DVI input connectors (although it does have DVI Output and DVI
Background connectors). In all other respects the MGP 464 and the MGP 464 DI
rear panels are identical.
1
RGB VIDEO INPUTS
50/60 Hz
2
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R
17
VID
Y
VID
Y
RGB/Y, R-Y, B-Y OUTPUT
18
VID
B-Y
C
VID
B-Y
C
19
VID
R-Y
DVI-D BACKGROUND
INPUT
R/
R-Y
G/Y
H/
HV
V
B/
B-Y
DVI-D OUTPUT
VID
R-Y
INPUT 4-DVI-D
11
10
7
8
9
MGP 464 rear panel
1 Inputs 1 through 4 — Plug RGB, high or standard definition component
video, S-video, or composite video sources into these fully configurable BNC
connectors, as shown in the following diagram. These connectors can be
configured for the desired signal types via the front panel, the Windows-based
control software, SIS commands, or the MGP 464 Web pages.
1
RGBHV
Video
1
R/R-Y
R/R-Y
G/Y
VID
H/HV
G/Y
VID
B/C
B-Y
V
B/C
B-Y
RGBS or
RGBcvS
Video
H/HV
V
1
RGsB or
Component
Video
R/R-Y
1
S-Video
R/R-Y
1
Composite
Video
R/R-Y
G/Y
VID
H/HV
G/Y
VID
H/HV
G/Y
VID
H/HV
B/C
B-Y
V
B/C
B-Y
V
B/C
B-Y
V
Connecting to RGB/HD/VIDEO inputs 1 through 4
2 Virtual inputs (inputs 5 through 19) — Connect standard definition
component video, S-video, and/or composite video sources to these BNC
connectors. The 15 connectors for the virtual inputs are arranged in columns
of three BNCs.
In each column, you can connect inputs as follows (see the illustration on the
next page):
•
Three composite video inputs
•
One S-video input and one composite video input
The S-video must always be connected to the top two BNCs (Y on
top, C second). If desired, a composite video source can be connected
to the bottom BNC.
•
One interlaced component video source (connects to all three BNCs
in the column).
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.5A MAX
Installation, cont’d
Composite
S-video
and
Composite
5
5
5
6
6
7
7
VID
R-Y
VID
B-Y
C
VID
B-Y
C
VID
B-Y
C
7
VID
Y
VID
Y
VID
Y
6
Component
VID
R-Y
VID
R-Y
Virtual input connector configuration examples
PRELIMINARY
You can configure these virtual inputs for the desired signal types using
the Windows-based control software (see the control software help file), SIS
commands (see chapter 4, “Software Configuration and Control”), or the Web
pages (see chapter 5, “HTML Configuration and Control”). They cannot be
configured via the front panel.
N When you configure a virtual input as S-video (using two input connectors)
or component video (using three input connectors), pressing any one of its
equivalent buttons selects the input. For example, if you plug an S-video source
into input connectors 8 and 9, pressing either the 8 or the 9 input button selects
that input.
3 RS-232/422 connector — Plug a computer or other RS-232 or
5
RS-422 host device into this connector. Wire the connector
as shown on the next page. See chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control,” for more information on
controlling the MGP 464 remotely.
Pin RS-232 function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
–
Tx
Rx
–
Gnd
–
–
–
–
Description
No connection
Transmit data
Receive data
No connection
Signal ground
No connection
No connection
No connection
No connection
Pin RS-422 function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
–
TxRx–
Gnd
–
Rx+
Tx+
–
9
1
6
Description
No connection
Transmit ground
Receive ground
No connection
Signal ground
No connection
Receive data
Transmit data
No connection
N The MGP 464 also has an RS-232-only Config port on a 2.5 mm TRS connector
on the front panel. For information on this port, see “Front Panel Features,” in
chapter 3, “Operation.”
4 LAN connector — Plug an RJ-45 network cable into this connector to connect
the unit to a network (via a switch, hub, or router) or to a
single computer.
LAN
Activity LED — This yellow LED blinks to indicate
network activity.
RJ-45
Port
Link LED — This green LED lights to indicate a good
network connection.
Link
LED
Activity
LED
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MGP 464 • Installation
Use a straight-through cable to connect to a network, or a crossover cable to
connect directly to a computer.
•
For 10BaseT (10 Mbps) networks, use a Cat 3 or better cable.
•
For 100BaseT (max. 155 Mbps) networks, use a Cat 5 cable.
Straight-through Cable
(for connection to a switch, hub, or router)
RJ-45 connector
Pins:
12345678
Wire Color
white-orange
orange
white-green
blue
white-blue
green
white-brown
brown
End 2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-orange
orange
white-green
blue
white-blue
green
white-brown
brown
Crossover Cable
(for direct connection to a PC)
Side View
Insert
twisted
pair wires.
End 1
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-orange
orange
white-green
blue
white-blue
green
white-brown
brown
End 2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-green
green
white-orange
blue
white-blue
orange
white-brown
brown
You must also configure the LAN port before using it. You can do this by
using SIS commands (see “Command/response table for SIS commands” in
chapter 4, “Software Configuration and Control”) or by using the Comm./IP
Configuration menu on the front panel (see “Comm./IP Configuration menu”
in chapter 3, “Operation”).
LAN port defaults:
•
MGP’s IP address: 192.168.254.254
•
Gateway IP address: 0.0.0.0
•
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
•
DHCP: off
5 Reset button — Pressing this recessed button causes various IP functions and
Ethernet connection settings to be reset to the factory defaults.
6 Reset LED — This green LED, located to the upper-right of the reset button,
blinks a varying number of times to indicate which reset mode has been
entered. See “Resetting the unit” in chapter 3, “Operation,” for details.
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End 1
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Installation, cont’d
7 BNC output connectors — Plug an output device into these five BNC
connectors, as shown below.
RGBHV
RGBS
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
RGsB
B
/B-Y
B
/B-Y
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
R
/R-Y
G
/Y
H
/HV
V
B
/B-Y
B
/B-Y
HD YUV Component Video
Connecting to output BNC connectors
PRELIMINARY
8 DVI output — Plug a DVI output device into this DVI
DVI-D OUTPUT
connector.
N Analog RGB is not available on the DVI connector.
N When two output devices are attached (one to each
output connector), they both display the same image.
DVI connector
9 DVI background input — Connect a DVI input source to this DVI connector
in order to display the DVI video source live as a background on your output
screen. The four MGP windows are displayed in front of this DVI image.
When a DVI background is used, the MGP output is locked to the input rate
of the DVI background. This input is not scaled.
N This input connector can be used only to receive the background image. The
input is not scaled or processed. To process DVI input signals, you must use the
MGP 464 DI model.
10 DVI inputs 1, 2, 3, and 4 (MGP 464 DI only) — Connect up to four DVI
input sources to these DVI input connectors, as an alternative to using BNC
input connectors 1 through 4 (a). These inputs are available only on the
MGP 464 DI model, which has the DVI card installed.
11 AC power connector — Plug the power cord provided with the MGP 464 into
this connector to connect the MGP to a 100–250 VAC, 50/60 Hz power source.
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MGP 464 • Installation
3
Chapter Three
Operation
Front Panel Features
Power-up and Default Cycle
Input Selection
Window Select Buttons
Menus, Configuration, and Adjustments
Picture Controls
Auto Memories
Memory Presets
Additional Features
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Operation
You can set up and operate the MGP 464 by using:
• The front panel controls
• A computer, a touch screen panel, or any other device that can send and receive
serial communications through either serial port or through the LAN port.
Settings can be adjusted through the host computer using Extron’s Simple
Instruction Set (SIS™) or the Windows-based control software.
• A computer or other device using an Ethernet connection and IP protocol (Telnet
or a Web browser).
This chapter discusses the functions available through the front panel. For details
on setup and control via RS-232/RS-422, see chapter 4, “Software Configuration
and Control”; for Ethernet, see chapter 5, “HTML Configuration and Control.”
Front Panel Features
2
1
5
4
3
6
7
PRELIMINARY
VIRTUAL VIDEO INPUTS
RGB / HD / VIDEO INPUTS
FREEZE
1
2
3
5
8
11
14
17
6
9
12
15
18
WINDOW
SELECT
1
4
3
7
10
13
16
19
2
4
PRESET
RECALL
/SAVE
WINDOW/
IMAGE
SIZE
BRIGHT/
CONT
DETAIL
ENTER
WINDOW/
IMAGE
POSITION
COLOR/
TINT
WINDOW/
IMAGE
ZOOM
ADJUST
MENU
NEXT
CONFIG
MGP 464
MULTI-GRAPHIC PROCESSOR
10
9
8
MGP 464 front panel
1 Freeze button — Press this button to freeze the image in the currently selected
window on the display. The image remains frozen until the Freeze button is
pressed again, or a different input is selected.
2 RGB/HD/Video Inputs selection buttons — Press these buttons to select fully
configurable inputs 1 through 4. On the MGP 464 DI model, these buttons can
also select the four DVI inputs, depending on the unit’s input configuration.
When one of these buttons is pressed, its input signal switches to the window
that is currently selected.
When an input is selected, pressing its button again mutes the input. The
input’s signal turns off and the window closes. The button flashes while the
input remains muted. To unmute the input, press its input button again.
When an input is muted or unmuted, the window in which it was displayed
opens or closes with the currently selected window transition effect. The
Window Configuration menu lets you select a transition effect (e.g., dissolve,
curtain, or square wipe) with which the window will open or close (the
default effect is cut). See “Window Configuration menu,” later in this chapter.
3 Virtual video input selection buttons — Press these buttons to select inputs
5 through 19. These inputs can be configured to accept standard definition
component video, S-video, or composite video signals only.
3-2
These inputs are referred to as “virtual” inputs because they can be configured
as a variety of combinations of component, S-video, and composite video
through SIS commands, the Windows-based control software, or the MGP 464
Web pages. They cannot be configured via the front panel.
MGP 464 • Operation
The virtual input buttons are arranged in five columns of three buttons
each, reflecting the arrangement of the virtual input connectors on the
rear panel. Component video sources must be connected to all three input
connectors in a column; S-video sources must be connected to the top two
connectors in the column. Composite video sources can be plugged into any
connector in the column.
Like the buttons for the four fully configurable inputs, the virtual input
buttons light when pressed. When you press an input button connected to
a component video source, all three buttons in its column light. If you press
a button connected to an S-video source, the top two buttons in the column
light. When a composite video source is selected, only one button lights.
4 Window Select buttons — Press these buttons to select, activate, or adjust
one of the four windows. While a window is selected, all picture controls are
associated with it.
5 Window Preset buttons — Press the Preset Recall/Save and Enter buttons to
6 Picture control buttons — Press these buttons to adjust image size, position,
brightness, contrast, color, tint, detail, and zoom. See “Picture Controls,” later
in this chapter, for further information.”
7 LCD screen — This screen displays messages, menu information, and your
selections. See “Menus, Configuration, and Adjustments,” later in this
chapter, for more information.
8 Adjust knobs — Turn these horizontal and vertical Adjust knobs to adjust
picture controls and to scroll through preset memory slots and submenu
options. See “Menus, Configuration, and Adjustments,” later in this chapter,
for more information.
9 Menu navigation buttons — Press Menu to access the MGP 464 menu system
and step through the menus. From each menu, press Next to step through
its submenus. See “Menus, Configuration, and Adjustments,” later in this
chapter, for more information.
10 Config port — This configuration port on a 2.5 mm TRS connector is an
alternative to the RS-232/422 port on the MGP rear panel; however, unlike the
rear panel port, it supports only RS-232. (For a description of the rear panel
RS-232/422 port, see “Rear Panel Features” in chapter 2, “Installation”).
Both of the MGP’s serial ports are used for system configuration and
control. Commands are received through these ports from the PC, using SIS
commands or the Windows-based control software. Both serial ports can be
active at the same time.
The protocol for this configuration port is as follows:
•
9600 baud
•
8 data bits
•
1 stop bit
•
No parity
• Always RS-232
MGP 464 • Operation
3-3
PRELIMINARY
save or recall window presets. See “Window Presets,” later in this chapter, for
more information.
Operation, cont’d
9DBF-2.5mm TRS cable_031504.eps
6 feet
(1.8 m)
1
Part #70-335-01
6
9
5
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (Gnd)
9-pin D
Connection
TRS Plug
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 5
Computer's RX line
Computer's TX line
Computer's signal ground
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
2.5 mm connector cable for the configuration port (part #70-335-01)
PRELIMINARY
See chapter 4, “Software Configuration and Control,” for details about using
the configuration software and the SIS commands to configure the MGP.
Power-up and Default Cycle
When you first plug the MGP 464 into a power source, the LCD screen displays a
series of initial messages, followed by the default cycle of screens. These messages
continue to cycle on the LCD screen when the menu system is not in use. The
following flow diagram shows the order in which these screens appear.
Extron
MGP 464 V1.00
Power
on
Extron
MGP 464DI V1.00
2 sec.
Multi-Graphic
Processor
2 sec.
Default Cycle
Window 1
DVI
000.0 kHz 000.0 Hz
2 sec.
Window 2
RGB
000.0 kHz 000.0 Hz
2 sec.
Window 3
RGB
000.0 kHz 000.0 Hz
2 sec.
2 sec.
Output Rate
1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
Window 4
RGB
Freeze Enabled
2 sec.
Default cycle
N From any menu or submenu, the MGP 464 saves all adjustment settings and
times out to the default screens after 20 seconds of inactivity.
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MGP 464 • Operation
Window Select Buttons
The MGP 464 front panel contains four Window Select buttons. Use these buttons
in conjunction with the Input buttons to specify which window displays an input,
or use them with the picture control buttons to specify which window/image is
adjusted.
When you select a picture control, the window whose button was previously
selected is affected. (See “Picture Controls,” later in this chapter, for information on
the available controls.)
To select a window, press its Window Select button, which lights. To deselect a
window, press another Window Select button.
Input Selection
Selecting an input
Before you can select an input, you must first select a window, as follows:
1.
Press the Window Select button for the window in which you want the input
to be displayed.
2.
Press the button with the number of the input you want to display.
For example: If you have a computer connected to input 1 and you want to display
the computer’s output in window 4, press Window Select button 4, then press Input
button 1.
Muting an input
To mute a selected input (turn off its signal and close the window), press its button
again. The button’s backlight blinks continuously, which indicates that the input is
muted.
When an input is muted or unmuted, the currently selected transition effect (cut,
wipe, or dissolve) is used to close or open the window on the output display. See
“Window effects submenu” in the “Window Configuration menu” section, later in
this chapter, for information on transition effects.
To unmute the input, press its button again. The button’s backlight stops flashing
and returns to a steady light.
MGP 464 • Operation
3-5
PRELIMINARY
The MGP 464 front panel contains a set of four input buttons that enable you to
select RGB, HD, and/or video (component, S-video, or composite) inputs for
windows 1 through 4. It also contains 15 virtual input buttons that enable you to
select only video inputs.
Operation, cont’d
Menus, Configuration, and Adjustments
The MGP 464’s menus enable you to configure the processor. The menu navigation
buttons (Menu and Next) are located to the lower left of the LCD screen. Press
these buttons to cycle through the available menu and submenu options.
Menu system overview
The MGP 464’s menu system consists of a main menu with nine options (menus).
Each of these menus has a set of submenus, which enable you to make desired
adjustments. (See the diagram on page 3-7.)
Using the menus
To use the menus to configure the system,
PRELIMINARY
N If you do not press a button or turn a knob for 20 seconds, the MGP 464 saves
any settings you have made and the LCD screen reverts to the default cycle.
1.
Main menu — To access the Main menu, press the Menu (left) button, located
below and to the left of the LCD screen. The first Main menu option (Auto
Image) is displayed on the screen.
2.
Main menu options (menus) — By repeatedly pressing the Menu button, you
display additional Main menu options. Press the Menu button repeatedly
until the desired menu is displayed.
3.
Submenu options — When the Main menu item that you want to configure is
displayed on the LCD screen, press the Next button (at the right of the Menu
button) to cycle through the displayed menu’s submenu options.
4.
Adjustments — The third level of menu selections consists of sub-menu
options that are selected by turning the horizontal ([) and vertical ({)
Adjust knobs. When you have displayed the submenu option that you want
to configure, turn the knobs clockwise or counterclockwise to display each
available parameter for the selected option.
5.
Implementation ­— To save and implement the adjustments you have
selected, do one of the following:
•
Press Next to display another submenu option to adjust.
•
Press Menu repeatedly until the Exit menu screen appears, then press
Next.
•
Do nothing, and wait until the LCD screen returns to the default cycle.
Your adjustments remain in effect until you change them or reset the unit to factory
defaults (see “Resetting,” later in this chapter).
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MGP 464 • Operation
Extron
MGP 464
V1.00
Multi-Graphic
Processor
2 sec.
2 sec.
Default
Cycle
Menu
Auto
Image
20 sec.
Menu
Input
Configuration
20 sec.
Menu
Output
Configuration
PRELIMINARY
Power
on
20 sec.
Menu
Window
Configuration
20 sec.
Menu
Background
Capture
20 sec.
Menu
Comm. / IP
Configuration
20 sec.
Menu
Advanced
Configuration
20 sec.
Menu
Menu
Exit Menu
Press Next
20 sec.
Next
Main menu flow
MGP 464 • Operation
3-7
Operation, cont’d
Auto Image menu
The Auto Image menu causes the MGP 464 to perform an automatic image
adjustment in the selected window. Auto Image measures where the active area
starts and stops, and adjusts input sampling accordingly, so that the image fills the
window.
When an input is connected, the processor measures the sync frequencies of
the incoming video source and sets the active image area, total image area, and
sampling frequency according to a table stored on the MGP. If an unknown input
is connected to the MGP, the processor measures and estimates the resolution of the
incoming video. If the estimate proves not to be accurate, the Auto Image function
makes measurements to more accurately set up the input sampling.
Default
Cycle
Menu
PRELIMINARY
Auto
Image
Next
Use either Adjust knob
to select a submenu option.
Auto Image
<NA> W1 W2 W3 W4
Next
Perform Auto Image
Select the window on which
to perform an Auto Image.
Select NA to exit the menu
without performing the
Auto Image adjustment.
Auto Image menu flow
To perform an Auto Image adjustment,
3-8
1.
Press the Menu button once to display the Auto Image menu.
2.
Press the Next button once to display the available option.
3.
Rotate the horizontal ([) or vertical ({) Adjust knob to select the window for
which you want to perform Auto Image.
4.
Press Next again to perform the Auto Image.
5.
If desired, repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other windows for which you want to
perform an automatic image adjustment.
6.
When finished with Auto Image, do one of the following:
•
Select NA and press Next.
•
Press the Menu button.
•
Do nothing and wait for the menu to time out.
MGP 464 • Operation
Input Configuration menu
The Input Configuration menu allows you to select a video signal type for each
of the four fully configurable inputs. All of these inputs can accept the following
video signals: RGB, YUV-HD, YUVi, RGBcvS, S-video, composite video, and DVI
(MGP 464 DI only); RGB is the default. You can also select the horizontal and
vertical start positions, pixel sampling phase for the four windows (except for
YUVi, S-video, and composite video inputs), total pixels, active pixels, and active
lines for each input. Rotate the horizontal Adjust ([) knob to cycle through the
four inputs, and the vertical Adjust knob ({) to adjust the setting.
N The 15 virtual inputs (numbered 5 through 19) cannot be configured from the
front panel; you must use SIS commands, the Windows-based control software,
or the MGP 464 Web pages.
Auto
Image
Input
Configuration
Next
Input #1
RGB
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Input #1
Film Mode ON
Next
Input video type
Select a signal format:
• RGB
• YUV-HD
• RGBcvS
• YUVi
• S-video
• Composite
• DVI (MGP 464DI only)
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Film Mode
Turn Film Mode on
or off (for lowresolution devices).
Input #1
Vert Start 0128
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Vertical Start
Select a vertical
start line position
for the top edge of
the active video.
Input #1
Horz Start 0128
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Horizontal Start
Select a horizontal
start pixel position
for the left edge of
the active video.
Input #1
PxPhs Win#1 16
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Pixel Phase 1
Adjust the pixel
sampling point
for window 1 for
each input.
Next
Input #1
PxPhs Win#2 16
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Pixel Phase 2
Adjust the pixel
sampling point
for window 2 for
each input.
Next
Next
Input #1
Active Lns 1024
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Active Lines
Specify the height
in lines of the
active image area
to be sampled.
Input #1
Active Pxl 1280
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Active Pixels
Specify the width
in pixels of the
active image area
to be sampled.
Input #1
Total Pxl 1688
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Total Pixels
Specify the width in
pixels of the total
image area to be
sampled.
Input #1
PxPhs Win#4 16
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Next
Pixel Phase 4
Adjust the pixel
sampling point for
window 4 for each
input.
Input #1
PxPhs Win#3 16
Input
• Input #1
• Input #2
• Input #3
• Input #4
Pixel Phase 3
Adjust the pixel
sampling point for
window 3 for each
input.
Input Configuration menu flow
MGP 464 • Operation
3-9
PRELIMINARY
Menu
Operation, cont’d
Input configuration submenu adjustments
The table below shows how to make the selections and adjustments that are
accessed through the Input Configuration submenus.
Input Configuration submenu
Horizontal Knob Adjustment
Vertical Knob Adjustment
Video type
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
Select the desired video format
for the displayed input.
The following video signal types are
accepted:
RGB
S-video
YUV-HD
Composite video
YUVi
DVI (MGP 464 DI only)
Default: RGB
RGBcvS
PRELIMINARY
Film mode
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
Shows the current film mode
For low resolution inputs. The
status for the displayed input:
video signal type for the input you
are configuring must be set to YUVi, On, Off, or na (not applicable).
composite video, or S-video in order
to place the input in film mode.
Vertical start position
Select On or Off to turn 3:2 or 2:2
pulldown (film mode) on and off
for the selected input.
The distance in pixels from the
top edge of the input’s total video
display area to the top edge of its
active area
Increase or decrease the distance
Shows the current vertical start in pixels from the top edge of
the video display’s total area to
point for the displayed input.
the top edge of its active area.
Default is 128.
Horizontal start position
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
The distance in pixels from the
left edge of the input’s total video
display area to the left edge of its
active area
Shows the current horizontal
start point for the displayed
input.
Pixel phase 1
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4 for
window 1.
Increase or decrease the
displayed value to move the pixel
sampling point for window 1 to
an optimal sampling point that
ensures output clarity. The range
of settings is 0-31; default is 16.
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4 for
window 2.
Increase or decrease the
displayed value to move the pixel
sampling point for window 2 to
an optimal sampling point that
ensures output clarity. The range
of settings is 0-31; default is 16.
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4 for
window 3.
Increase or decrease the
displayed value to move the pixel
sampling point for window 3 to
an optimal sampling point that
ensures output clarity. The range
of settings is 0-31; default is 16.
The point at which pixels are
sampled for window 1. (The values
cannot be changed when the input
is DVI, YUVi, S-video, or composite
video.)
Pixel phase 2
The point at which pixels are
sampled for window 2. (The values
cannot be changed when the input
is DVI, YUVi, S-video, or composite
video.)
Pixel phase 3
The point at which pixels are
sampled for window 3. (The values
cannot be changed for DVI, YUVi,
S-video, or composite video inputs.)
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Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
Increase or decrease the distance
in pixels from the left edge of
the video display’s total area to
the left edge of its active area.
Default is 128.
Horizontal Knob Adjustment
Vertical Knob Adjustment
Pixel phase 4
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4 for
window 4.
Increase or decrease the
displayed value to move the pixel
sampling point for window 4 to
an optimal sampling point that
ensures output clarity. The range
of settings is 0-31; default is 16.
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
Increase or decrease the width
in pixels of the total video
display area of the selected
input. Default is marked with an
asterisk (*).
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
Increase or decrease the width
in pixels of the active video area
of the selected input. Default is
marked with an asterisk (*).
Select input #1, 2, 3, or 4.
Increase or decrease the height
in lines of the active video area
of the selected input. Default is
marked with an asterisk (*).
The point at which pixels are
sampled for window 4. (The values
cannot be changed for DVI, YUVi,
S-video, or composite video inputs.)
Total pixels
The width in pixels of the total
video display area. (The values
cannot be changed for DVI, YUVi,
S-video, or composite video inputs.)
Active pixels
The width in pixels of the active
video area
Active lines
The height in lines of the active
video area
Output Configuration menu
The Output Configuration menu allows you to set output resolution, refresh rate,
output signal type, and sync polarity. The following flow diagram shows the
submenus of the Output Configuration menu, and the adjustments that can be
made from them.
Input
Configuration
Menu
Output
Configuration
Next
Resol
Refresh
Resolution
1024 x 768
@60 Hz
Output Type
RGBHV
Next
Refresh rate
See the table on the next page for
available combinations of
resolutions and refresh rates.
Default: 1024 x 768 @60 Hz
Next
Video signal types
• RGBHV (default)
• RGBS
• RGsB
• YUV Bi-Lvl (Current NTSC standard)
• YUV TriLvl (Current HDTV standard)
Sync Polarity
H– V–
Next
Polarity combinations
V – (default)
• H–
V+
• H–
• H+
V–
• H+
V+
• na*
*Appears when YUV bi-level or tri-level is selected.
Output Configuration menu flow
N The menus time out and return to the default cycle after 20 seconds of inactivity;
however, any selections you made with the Adjust knobs are saved and remain in
effect.
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PRELIMINARY
Input Configuration submenu
Operation, cont’d
Resolution and Refresh Rate submenu
While this submenu is displayed, rotate the horizontal Adjust ([) knob to select
one of the available resolutions, or rotate the vertical Adjust ({) knob to select one
of the available refresh rates. The resolutions and refresh rates are listed in the
following table.
PRELIMINARY
Resolution
Refresh Rates
100 Hz
120 Hz
640 x 480
50 Hz
X
X
X
X
X
X
800 x 600
X
X
X
X
X
X
852 x 480
X
X
X
X
X
1024 x 768
X
X
X
X
1024 x 852
X
X
X
X
1024 x 1024
X
X
X
1280 x 768
X
X
1280 x 1024
X
X
1360 x 765
X
X
1365 x 768
X
X
1366 x 768
X
X
1365 x 1024
X
X
1400 x 1050
X
X
1600 x 1200
X
X
480p
60 Hz
72 Hz
96 Hz
X
576p
X
720p
X
X
1080i
X
X
1080p
X
X
DVI BCKGD* RATE Resolution and clock of the incoming background input
*
When DVI BCKGD is selected as the output resolution/rate, the MGP uses
the incoming DVI background input resolution and clock as the output rate.
The sync type and polarity options are available for the RGB output while the
background timings are used. If available, the output of the MGP is locked to
the DVI background rate until you select a different resolution or disconnect
the DVI background input.
The resolution provided in the Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)
is the last selected factory rate. To set the resolution information provided in
the EDID data, set the output resolution on the MGP to the desired factory
resolution, then select DVI BCKGD RATE from the front panel menu.
Output Type submenu
Rotate either the horizontal Adjust ([) or the vertical Adjust ({) knob to select
the output signal type required by the display device. Available signal types are
RGBHV, RGBS, YUV bi-level and YUV tri-level. The default is RGBHV.
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Sync Polarity submenu
The display device may require a particular combination of horizontal (H) and
vertical (V) sync signal polarities. Rotate either the horizontal Adjust ([) or the
vertical Adjust ({) knob to select the sync polarity. The options are H-V-, H+V-,
H-V+, H+V+, or NA (appears when YUV Bi-lvl or YUV TriLvl is selected). The
default is H-V-.
Window Configuration menu
The Window Configuration menu allows you to set window front/back priority,
add colored borders to the windows, select which window transition effect to
use when muting (closing) and unmuting (displaying) a window, and specify the
duration of the selected effect.
Output
Configuration
Menu
Next
Window Priority
F <1> 2 3 4 B
Window 4 Border
None
Window priority
Default: 1 2 3 4
Next
Rotate either Adjust knob
to adjust the submenus.
Window 1 Border
None
Next
Window 2 Border
None
Next
Window 3 Border
None
Next
Next
Window 1 border color
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Red (default)
Green
Blue
White
•
•
•
•
Magenta
Cyan
Yellow
Black
Window Effect
Cut
Next
Window 2 border color
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Red
Green (default)
Blue
White
•
•
•
•
Magenta
Cyan
Yellow
Black
Window 4 border color
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Red
Green
Blue
White
•
•
•
•
Magenta (default)
Cyan
Yellow
Black
Window switching effect
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Cut (Default)
Dissolve
Soft Wipe Up
Soft Wipe Down
Soft Wipe Right
Soft Wipe Left
Soft Wipe Center In
Soft Wipe Center Out
Soft Wipe Square In
Soft Wipe Square Out
Soft Wipe Curtain In
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Soft Wipe Curtain Out
Hard Wipe Up
Hard Wipe Down
Hard Wipe Right
Hard Wipe Left
Hard Wipe Center In
Hard Wipe Center Out
Hard Wipe Square In
Hard Wipe Square Out
Hard Wipe Curtain In
Hard Wipe Curtain Out
Window 3 border color
•
•
•
•
•
Off
Red
Green
Blue (default)
White
•
•
•
•
Magenta
Cyan
Yellow
Yellow
Effect Duration
0.5 second(s)
Effect duration (in seconds)
0.0 to 5.0 seconds
in 0.1 second increments
Default: 0.5 seconds
Next
Window Configuration menu flow
N The menus time out and return to the default cycle after 20 seconds of inactivity;
however, any selections you made with the Adjust knobs are saved and remain in
effect.
Window Priority submenu
The Window Priority submenu allows you to set how the windows will overlap
one another or “stack” on the display. For example, the window with priority 1 is
displayed in front of all the other windows. If the top priority window is sized to
fill the screen, the other windows are not visible.
By default, the Window Priority submenu displays the numbers of the four
windows in order, from left to right, with window 1 having first priority. To change
a window’s priority,
1.
Select a window by rotating the vertical Adjust ({) knob to move the angle
brackets on the LCD screen to the number of the window whose priority level
you want to change.
2.
Rotate the horizontal Adjust ([) knob to move the bracketed window
number to the desired priority position. For example, if you want window 3
to display in front of all the other windows (priority 1), move <3> all the way
to the left, following the letter F on the LCD screen.
3.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 as desired for each additional window whose priority
you want to change.
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PRELIMINARY
Window
Configuration
Operation, cont’d
Window Border submenus
Use these submenus (one for each window) to select colored borders for the four
windows. Turn either Adjust knob to display the available options: Red, Green,
Blue, White, Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, and Black. You can also select Off, which
specifies no border. The defaults are Red for window 1, Green for window 2, Blue
for window 3, and Magenta for window 4.
Window Effect submenu
Use this submenu to select a transition effect for the MGP 464 to use when muting
and unmuting windows. To select a transition effect,
1.
Press the Menu button repeatedly until Window Configuration is displayed
on the LCD screen.
2.
Press the Next button repeatedly until Window Effect is displayed.
3.
Rotate either the horizontal Adjust ([) or the vertical Adjust knob ({) to
select a transition effect.
PRELIMINARY
Available effects
Cut — A cut instantly mutes or unmutes the window. The effect duration does not
apply.
Dissolve — A dissolve causes the window to fade in or out.
Dissolve
Standard wipe — A standard wipe causes the new window to appear to unroll
over the other one. The new window can roll from the top, bottom, left, or
right.
A standard wipe can have a soft (fuzzy) or a hard (sharp) leading edge.
Center wipe — A center wipe causes the new window to appear to unroll over the
other one in one of two ways:
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•
In from the top and bottom edges to the center of the window
•
Out from the center to the top and bottom edges of the window
A center wipe can have a soft (fuzzy) or a hard (sharp) leading edge.
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Square wipe — A square wipe causes the new window to appear to unroll over the
other one in one of two ways:
•
In from the top, bottom, right, and left edges to the center of the window
•
Out from the center to the four edges of the window
This effect creates a square shaped transition.
A square wipe can have a soft (fuzzy) or a hard (sharp) leading edge.
•
In from the left and right edges to the center of the window
•
Out from the center to the right and left edges of the window
A curtain wipe can have a soft (fuzzy) or a hard (sharp) leading edge.
Effect Duration submenu
Use this submenu to set the amount of time the MGP 464 takes to complete
a transition effect. Select from durations ranging from 0.0 to 5.0 seconds, in
0.1 second increments. (Duration is not available with the cut effect.)
To set an effect duration,
1.
Press the Menu button repeatedly until Window Configuration is displayed
on the LCD screen.
2.
Press the Next button until Effect Duration is displayed.
3.
Rotate either the horizontal Adjust ([) or the vertical Adjust ({) knob to
select an effect duration.
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PRELIMINARY
Curtain wipe — A curtain wipe causes the new window to appear to unroll over
the other one in one of two ways:
Operation, cont’d
Background Capture menu
The Background Capture menu allows you to capture the image currently on the
output screen and save it as a bitmap (.bmp) file with one of 16 designated image
names. You can then recall the image and use it as a background.
Background Capture also can be done via the Windows-based control software (see
chapter 4, “Software Configuration and Control”) and the MGP 464 Web pages (see
chapter 5, “HTML Configuration and Control”).
Window
Configuration
Menu
Background
Capture
Save Bkgd to Mem
none
Next
Recall Bkgd Mem
none
PRELIMINARY
Detail
Save Bkgd to mem
Saving Busy!!!
If None is selected
Next
Use either Adjust knob
to adjust the submenus.
[Detail] = Confirm
Next
Save current image
as a background
Select a name for the
background file being
saved: bkg01.bmp
through bkg16.bmp
Recalled
Recalling
Next
Recall a background
Image from memory
Select an image
file name to recall for
use as background.
Background Capture menu flow
Memory space for background files
The MGP 464 has 16 MB of user storage space that can be used for saved
backgrounds and uploaded user Web pages. The number of images that you can
save depends on the size (in kB) of the image bitmap file and the resolution. The
following table shows the number of images you can store based on resolution.
Resolution 640 x 480
Image Size (kB)
800 x 600 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 1400 x 1050 1600 x 1200
1080p
900.00
1406.25
2304.00
3804.00
4306.64
5625.00
6075.00
16
11
6
4
3
2
2
Total Images
To calculate the size of a bitmap file for any image of any specified size, use this
formula:
file size (in kilobytes) = (horizontal x vertical x 3) + 54 (file header ID)
Saving a background to memory
To save the current image to memory for use as a background,
1.
Press Menu repeatedly until the Background Capture screen is displayed.
2.
Press Next repeatedly until the Save Background to Memory submenu screen
is displayed.
3.
Rotate either Adjust knob to select a background file name (bkg01.bmp
through bkg16.bmp) with which to save the image.
N You can save the background image only under one of the file names on this
menu (you cannot make up a different name for it). However, images loaded via
the Windows-based control software (IP Link File Manager) or via the MGP 464
Web pages may be given any desired file names. See chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control,” for information on using the Windows-based
software, and chapter 5, “HTML Configuration and Control,” for information
on using the Web pages.
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If you do not want to save the image, select None on the LCD screen, then
press Next. The Recall Background submenu screen is displayed.
MGP 464 • Operation
4.
Press the Next button to save the image as a bitmap (.bmp) file. The LCD
screen displays the message “[Detail] = Confirm.”
N The unit supports 24-bit bitmap files only. Their file names must have no more
than 16 characters, including the .bmp extension.
The image that you save overwrites any existing image file with the same
file name.
5.
Press the Detail button (the top button located at the immediate left of the
LCD screen).
The LCD screen displays the message “Save Background to Mem. Saving
Busy!!!” The time the MGP takes to save an image varies depending on
the image file size. For example, a 1024 by 768 pixel image takes about 150
seconds to save; a very large image combined with a high output resolution
could take as long as 5 minutes.
After 20 seconds, the MGP displays the default cycle, but the Menu and Next
buttons continue to blink until the image capture is complete.
N The unit continues to respond to commands while it is saving an image;
however, the response time is longer. It is not recommended that you attempt to
save or recall another background image during this process.
6.
If you want to recall a background file for the output display, press Next
within 20 seconds.
Recalling a background from memory
To recall an image from memory for use as a background,
1.
Press Menu repeatedly until the Background Capture screen is displayed.
2.
Press Next repeatedly until the Recall Background from Memory submenu
screen is displayed.
3.
Rotate either Adjust knob to select one of background image files to recall for
use as the output background.
To perform no action, press the Menu button.
4.
Press the Next button to recall the image. The LCD screen displays the
message “Recalling” while the image is being recalled, then “Recalled” after
the recall is complete.
Comm./IP Configuration menu
Use the Comm./IP Configuration menu to view and edit the serial communication
port configuration and the MGP’s IP addresses. The Comm./IP Configuration
menu consists of two levels: view and edit.
Viewing serial port and IP settings
When you first reach the Comm./IP Configuration menu, you are on view level;
that is, all the screens that you cycle through by pressing Next show the current
settings. You cannot make changes from them. To view the serial port and IP
settings,
1.
Press Menu repeatedly until the Comm./IP Configuration menu is displayed.
2.
Press Next repeatedly to cycle through the screens displaying the current
settings for the serial port, MAC address, DHCP mode, IP address, Gateway
address, and Subnet mask.
3.
Press Menu to return to the Comm./IP Configuration screen.
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PRELIMINARY
C
Operation, cont’d
Making changes to the serial port and IP configuration
To make changes to the serial port configuration, IP address, DHCP mode, Gateway
address, and/or Subnet mask, you must access the edit level screens as follows:
1.
With any Comm./IP Configuration menu view-level screen displayed,
press the Enter button and hold it until the Serial Config screen appears
(approximately 2 seconds).
2.
Press Next repeatedly to cycle through the edit level screens.
3.
To enter or change information on each screen, rotate the horizontal Adjust
knob ([) to move the angle brackets to the desired setting. Rotate the
vertical Adjust knob ({) to adjust the setting.
4.
When finished editing the settings for the selected item, either press Next to
go to the editing screen for the next item, or press Menu to exit serial/IP edit
mode and go to the next menu (Advanced Configuration).
PRELIMINARY
Screens are provided for editing the following parameters:
•
Serial Config: Configure the serial port by switching between RS-232 and
RS-422, and selecting the baud rate.
•
Set DHCP Mode: Set DHCP to On or Off.
N DHCP must be off before you can edit the IP addresses.
•
Set IP Address: Set the IP address.
•
Set Gateway Addr: Set the gateway address.
•
Set Subnet Mask: Set the subnet mask.
N You cannot edit the MAC address; there is no editing screen for it.
Background Capture
Menu
Rotate either Adjust knob
to adjust the submenus.
Advanced
Configuration
Comm. / IP
Configuration
Next
Serial Port
RS232
9600
Next
MAC Address
0005A600C1A5
Serial Config
<RS232>
9600
Next
Next
DHCP Mode
Off
Set DHCP Mode
<Off>
Menu
Next
Next
IP Address
010.013.005.130
NEXT
Menu
Press and
hold the
Enter button
for 2 seconds.
Set IP Address
<010>.013.005.130
Next
Next
Gateway Address
010.013.000.100
Set Gateway Addr
<010>.013.000.100
Next
Subnet Mask
255.255.000.000
Next
Next
Set Subnet Mask
<255>.255.000.000
View level
Communication/IP Configuration menu flow
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Edit level
Advanced Configuration menu
Use the Advanced Configuration menu to set the background color, turn blue
mode on and off, and select test patterns. You can also view the MGP’s internal
temperature and reset the system to its factory default settings.
Comm. / IP
Configuration
Menu
Next
Background Color
None
Next
Rotate either Adjust knob
to adjust the submenus.
Blue Mode
Off
Background color
• None (default)
• Red
• Green
• Blue
• White
•
•
•
•
•
Magenta
Cyan
Yellow
Stored-Image
DVI Backgnd
Blue Mode
• Off (default)
• On
Next
Test Pattern
Off
Next
Internal Temp.
120.20F 49C
Unit Internal Temperature
Current internal temperature
expressed in degrees Fahrenheit
and Celsius (not adjustable).
Next
Factory Default
[DETAIL]
Next
Test pattern type
• Off (default)
• ColorBars
• X-Hatch
• 4 x 4 X-Hatch
• Grey Scale
• Ramp
• Alt. Pixels
• White Field
• Crop
• Side-By-Side*
• Quad Split
• PIP Images
• 1.78 Aspect*
• 1.85 Aspect*
• 2.35 Aspect*
Detail
Factory Reset
Please Wait !!!
Factory Default
Press the Detail button
to reset the unit to its
factory default settings.
When finished, the system
returns to the default cycle.
PRELIMINARY
Advanced
Configuration
* These test pattern types vary depending
on the selected output rate.
Advanced Configuration menu flow
Background Color submenu
Rotate either Adjust knob to select a background color for the output screen.
Options are None, Red, Green, Blue, White, Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Stored-Image,
and DVI Background.
• None, the default setting, produces a black background.
•Stored-Image is the saved background that was most recently recalled.
Select this option if you want to return to the recalled background after
having changed to a different background color.
• DVI Backgnd displays the unscaled image from the DVI Background input
as the background on the screen. When this option is selected, the MGP
changes the output rate to match that of the DVI Background source.
The output rate remains set to the DVI Background rate until the rate is
manually switched back to the factory default resolution. This provides clean
transitions between the DVI Background and stored images or background
colors. Blue Mode submenu
Blue mode causes only sync and blue video signals to be passed to the display. This
can aid in the setup of the color and tint of video inputs on the MGP. While the
blue mode submenu is displayed, rotate either Adjust knob to turn blue mode on
and off.
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Operation, cont’d
Test Pattern submenu
Several test patterns are available via this submenu to adjust the display device
for color, convergence, focus, resolution, contrast, grayscale, and aspect ratio. Use
either Adjust knob to select a test pattern. The available patterns are:
•Colorbars (8 color bars)
•X-Hatch (16 x 12 crosshatch)
•4x4 X-Hatch (4 x 4 crosshatch)
•Grey Scale (grayscale)
•Ramp
• Alt. Pixels (alternating pixels)
•White Field
•Crop
• Side-By-Side (4 x 3 or 16 x 9 side by side crop)
•Quad Split (4 x 4 quad split crop)
PRELIMINARY
•PIP Images (4 x 3 picture-in-picture images)
• 1.78 Aspect (film aspect ratio 1.78)
• 1.85 Aspect (film aspect ratio 1.85)
• 2.35 Aspect (film aspect ratio 2.35)
The default setting is Off.
Some of the test patterns available from the submenu vary depending on the
selected output rate. For example, if a 4 x 3 output rate is selected, the 4 x 3 sideMGP 464 Test Patterns
by-side crop and aspect ratio patterns appear. If a 16 x 9 output rate is selected, the
16 x 9 side-by-side crop and aspect ratio patterns appear.
Colorbars (8)
X-Hatch
(16x12)
4x4 X-Hatch
Grey Scale
Ramp
Alt. Pixels
White Field
Crop
4 x3
x
4x3
4x3
16x9
4x3
16x9
4 x3
4 x3
Side-By-Side
(16x9 crop)
Side-By-Side
(4x3 crop)
Quad Split
PIP Images
(4x3)
1.85 Aspect
2.35 Aspect
4 x3
16x9
4 x3
4 x3
PIP Images
(16x9)
1.78 Aspect
Test patterns available for the MGP 464
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Internal Temperature screen
The Internal Temp submenu displays the unit’s current internal temperature. The
MGP 464 displays the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. This is an
information-only screen; no adjustments can be made on it.
Factory Default submenu
This submenu lets you reset the MGP 464 to the default settings with which it was
delivered from the factory. Press the Detail button to initiate the reset.
Adding and Configuring Window Text
These window text specifications cannot be made from the front panel. You
can create and configure the label using the Windows-based control software
or SIS commands via the RS-232/422 rear panel port (see chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control”), or using the MGP 464 Web pages (see chapter 5,
“HTML Configuration and Control”).
Picture Controls
The MGP 464 has six picture control buttons located on the front panel to the left of
the menu button. You can use these buttons to adjust size, position, brightness and
contrast, color and tint, detail, and magnification (zoom).
N Picture controls are window-dependent. You set the values separately for each
window.
N For Window/Image Size, Window/Image Position, and Window Image Zoom,
pressing the button repeatedly switches back and forth between window settings
and image settings.
The Picture Controls table on the next page shows the buttons, their functions,
and how to make adjustments. (In the Display column, n stands for a single digit,
0 through 9.)
Picture Controls table
Button
Display
Function
WINDOW_n SIZE:
H=nnnn
V=nnnn
Window/
Image Size
Min: 1/16 of the
output rate
Max: Output rate
(Press button twice.)
Enlarge or shrink
IMAGE #nn SIZE:
the image within the
H=nnnn
V=nnnn window.
Min: 1/16 of the
output rate
BRIT
Brightness: 000-127
Default: 064
nnnn
Bright/Cont
Enlarge or shrink
window 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Range
CONT Brightness: Increase
or decrease intensity of
nnnn
video light on screen.
Contrast: Increase or
decrease range of image
light and dark values.
Adjust Knob
For H (width):
horizontal [
Adjust knob
For V (height):
vertical {
Adjust knob
Max: 2 times the
output rate
Contrast: 000-127
Default: 064
Bright:
horizontal [
Adjust knob
Contrast:
vertical {
Adjust knob
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PRELIMINARY
You can add a text box or label, containing up to 16 characters, to each window.
You can also specify several parameters for the text label, including text size and
color, label background color, label border color, and the position of the text box on
the screen.
Operation, cont’d
Button
Display
Function
Detail
DETAIL
nnnn
Adjust image sharpness.
WINDOW_n CNTR:
H=±nnnn
Window/
Image
Position
Position window 1, 2,
V=±nnnn 3, or 4 on the output
screen in relation to
center.
PRELIMINARY
000 - 127
Default: 064
Default: 0000 ± the
output rate
(Press button twice.)
Position the image
IMAGE #nn START:
within the window in
H=±nnnn V=±nnnn relation to the window
center.
Default: 0000 ± the
output rate
COLOR
nnnn
Color: 000 - 127
Default: 064
TINT Color: Adjust color
nnnn intensity. (At the lowest
adjustment, all colors
are shades of gray.)
Color/Tint
Tint: Change the
appearance of colors.
Window/
Image Zoom
Range
Tint: 000 - 127
Default: 064
WINDOW_n ZOOM: Increase/decrease the
H=nnnn
V=nnnn size of the selected
window while keeping
the aspect ratio
constant.
Min: 1/16 of the
output rate
Max: Output rate
Increase/decrease the
(Press button twice.)
IMAGE #nn ZOOM: size of the image in the
H=nnnn
V=nnnn selected window while
keeping the aspect ratio
constant.
Min: 1/16 of the
output rate
Max: 2 times the
output rate
Adjust Knob
Either
For H:
horizontal [
Adjust knob
For V:
vertical {
Adjust knob
Color:
horizontal [
Adjust knob
Tint:
vertical {
Adjust knob
For H:
horizontal [
Adjust knob
For V:
vertical {
Adjust knob
Adjusting the picture controls
Make image adjustments to an input by using the picture control buttons on the
front panel. When you select one of these buttons, the button for the most recently
adjusted window lights, indicating that the window is being adjusted.
To adjust the picture controls,
1.
Press the Window Select button to select the window you want to adjust.
2.
Press the Input button for the input that you want to adjust, if it is not
currently selected.
3.
Press the button for the desired picture control: Window/Image Size (sizing),
Bright/Cont (brightness and contrast), Detail (sharpness), Window/Image
Position (moving and centering), Color/Tint (color quality), or Window/
Image Zoom (magnification).
4.
Rotate the horizontal Adjust ([) and/or vertical Adjust ({) knobs to select a
level from the available range.
5.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each image adjustment to be made for the
selected input/window.
N The LCD screen may display “NA” in place of a number if that adjustment does
not apply to the input’s video format.
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Auto Memories
Whenever changes are made to the settings described in the previous pages, the
MGP automatically saves the changes in memory. These settings are saved based
on the input frequency and are later recalled when the identical resolution is
applied to the configured input. These memory locations are separate from the
input presets.
The following settings are saved by the auto memory feature:
Pixel phase
Total pixels
Active pixels
Active lines
Vertical start
Horizontal start
Percentage of window filled*
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Detail
*Image size and position are saved as a percent of the window, so that the auto
memory can be used for any size window.
A preset is a set of window or input parameters that you create and save as a file in
MGP memory. You can recall a saved preset and implement its settings at any time.
A preset enables you to save time by applying a group of settings to your MGP at
one time.
Window presets
The MGP 464 allows up to 128 window presets that save information for all the
windows. Use the Preset Save/Recall and Enter buttons on the front panel to save
and recall presets. Window presets can also be saved, recalled, and named using
the Windows-based control software or SIS commands via the RS-232/422 interface
or an Ethernet connection (see chapter 4, “Software Configuration and Control”),
or by accessing the product Web pages using an Ethernet connection (see chapter 5,
“HTML Configuration and Control”).
The following settings can be saved in a window preset:
Window border color
Window priority
Window mute status
Label text color
Label text size
Label location
Label border color
Label background color
Background setting
Window size/position
Image size/position in the window
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Detail
Saving a window preset
To save a window preset using the front panel buttons,
-----Input1-----
1. Set the parameters listed above as desired for windows 1, 2, 3, and 4.
2.
Press and hold the Preset Recall/Save button for at least 2 seconds. The LCD
screen displays the following:
WINDOW PRESET
Save To #001
3.
Rotate either Adjust knob to select one of the 128 available window preset
locations in which to save the settings.
WINDOW PRESET
Saving To #001
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Memory Presets
WINDOW PRESET
Saving To #001
Operation,
-----Input1----WINDOW PRESET
cont’d #001 SAVED
4.
Press
the Enter button
to save the current window setting in the preset
WINDOW
PRESET
location that you selected. The LCD screen shows a message indicating that
PRESET
Save
To
#001
WINDOW
the preset
is being saved to the selected memory location, followed by a
Recall
woINP
message
that#001
the preset
has been saved.
The following examples show a preset saved to memory location 1.
-----Input1----PRESET
WINDOW
WINDOW PRESET
Saving#001
To #001
Recall
wINP
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-----Input1----WINDOW PRESET
WINDOW
#001 PRESET
SAVED
PRESET
WINDOW
Save To
#001
#001
RECALLED
If you want to exit this menu without saving any changes, repeatedly press
WINDOW PRESET
-----Input1----the
Preset Recall/Save button until the following message appears on the
Savethen
Topress
#001
LCDWINDOW
screen,
the Enter button to exit the Window Presets dialog.
PRESET
Recall
woINP
PRESET
WINDOW#001
PRESET
WINDOW
Saving To #001
[ENTER]
EXIT
WINDOW TO
PRESET
PRESET
WINDOW
Save To
#001
PRESET
WINDOW
Saving
To
#001
PRESET
Recalling a window preset
Recall
#001
wINP
To recall a window
using
the front panel buttons,
#001preset
SAVED
1.
Press and release the Preset Recall/Save button. The following message
WINDOW PRESET
appears on the LCD screen:
#001 SAVED
PRESET
WINDOW
Saving
To
#001
PRESET
WINDOW PRESET
WINDOW
#001
RECALLED
Recall #001 woINP
2.
PRESET
WINDOW
PRESET
If you
do not want
to recall the input whose number was displayed when the
WINDOW
#001
SAVED
preset
was
saved,
proceed
to step 3.
Recall #001 woINP
If youWINDOW
want to recall
the input with the preset, press the Preset Recall/Save
PRESET
PRESET
WINDOW
button again. The following message appears:
Recall
wINP
[ENTER]#001
TO EXIT
PRESET
WINDOW PRESET
WINDOW
Recall #001 woINP
wINP
WINDOW PRESET
If you select this option, the inputs change to display the sources that were
#001 RECALLED
displayed at the time the preset was saved.
3.
PRESET
WINDOW
Use either
AdjustPRESET
knob to select a window preset number to recall.
WINDOW
4.
RECALLED
Press#001
the Enter
button to recall the preset you selected. The LCD screen
shows a message indicating that the preset was recalled. The following
WINDOW
example
shows aPRESET
message indicating that preset 1 was recalled.
Recall #001 wINP
[ENTER] TO EXIT
PRESET
WINDOW PRESET
WINDOW
#001
RECALLED
[ENTER] TO EXIT
If you want to exit this menu without recalling a preset, repeatedly press the
Preset Recall/Save button until you see the “Window Preset [Enter] to Exit”
message. Press the Enter button to exit the Window Presets dialog.
WINDOW PRESET
[ENTER] TO EXIT
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Default presets
The following figure shows the factory default preset window configurations.
These presets can be used for any output rate. If you overwrite them, you can
recover them by selecting Factory Defaults from the Advanced Configuration
menu. (See “Advanced Configuration menu,” earlier in this chapter.)
Preset #2
Preset #3
1
2
3
4
Preset #8
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
3
3
4
4
4
Preset #10
1
1
1
3
4
Preset #11
Preset #12
1
1
1
Preset #16
Preset #17
2
1
4
3
1
2
1
4
3
3
4
Preset #20
1
2
Preset #18
2
2
3
4
1
4
Preset #21
4
2
2
Preset #15
2
3
3
2
Preset #14
Preset #19
2
1
2
1
2
Preset #6
2
Preset #9
1
Preset #13
3
Preset #5
2
1
1,2, 3, 4
All Fullscreen
Preset #7
Preset #4
2
1
2
Preset #22
3
4
Preset #23
1
3
2
3
Preset #24
4
1
4
1
2
1
2
Preset #25
3
4
3
Preset #26
Preset #27
4
1
Preset #28
Preset #29
2
3
4
Preset #30
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
3
4
3
4
3
3
1
2
1
2
4
4
3
4
3
4
Factory default preset configurations
Input presets
The MGP 464 has 128 input preset slots, which can save signal type, input
configuration settings, picture control settings, and window text for any of the
inputs. These presets can be saved and recalled using the Windows-based control
software, SIS commands, or the MGP 464 Web pages (see chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control,” and chapter 5, “HTML Configuration and Control,”
for further information).
The following settings are contained in the input presets:
Input Type
Input Name
Film Mode On/Off
Brightness
Tint
Horizontal Start
Vertical Start
Pixel Phase
Contrast
Detail (sharpness)
Total Pixels
Active Pixels
Active Lines
Color
Percentage of window filled*
*Image size and position are saved as a percent of the window, so that the input
preset can be used for any size window.
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Preset #1
Operation, cont’d
N The 128 input presets are global, containing all of the settings for an input when
the MGP is used with a matrix switcher. This allows a matrix switcher with
multiple types of video inputs to be connected to the MGP 464 to expand the
number of input video sources.
Each input should be switched into the MGP, configured (window/image sizing,
position, color, tint, brightness, contrast, and text label), then saved as a preset
for recall by the control system when that input is sent from the switcher to any
of the four MGP inputs.
Additional Features
Freeze mode
The front panel Freeze button is the first button on the left. Press this button to
freeze the current image in the currently selected window. You can also freeze
the windows using the Windows-based control software or SIS commands via an
RS-232 or RS-422 connection.
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If you switch inputs while a window is frozen, the freeze mode is cancelled and the
new input’s image appears in the window.
Locking the front panel (executive mode)
To prevent access by unauthorized users or accidental changes to the MGP 464’s
settings, some of the front panel controls can be locked using executive mode.
When you place the MGP in executive mode via the front panel, the picture control
buttons and the menu selection buttons are locked. All other functions (input and
window selection, freezing, and preset saving and recalling) remain accessible. The
rear panel RS-232/422, front panel Config, and LAN ports also remain unlocked.
You can enable or disable executive mode when the system is in the default
cycle. To turn executive mode on and off, press the Window/Image Size and
the Window/Image Position buttons simultaneously, and hold them for at least
2 seconds. The default is Disabled.
You can also enable and disable executive mode by using the SIS commands or
the Windows-based control software via the serial or LAN ports (see chapter 4,
“Software Configuration and Control,” for more information).
N If you place the MGP in executive mode by using SIS commands or the
Windows-based control software, you have an additional type of executive
mode available. In executive 2 mode, all the front panel controls are locked.
This mode is available only through SIS commands. See chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control,” for information on SIS commands, or the control
software’s help program.
Resetting
Resetting the unit causes various IP functions and Ethernet connection settings to
revert to factory defaults. There are four reset modes (numbered 1, 3, 4, and 5 for
the sake of comparison with Extron IP Link products) that are available by pressing
the Reset button on the rear panel. The Reset button is recessed, so you must use
a pointed stylus, ballpoint pen, or Extron Tweeker to access it. See the table on the
next page for a summary of the reset modes.
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Review the reset modes carefully. Using the wrong reset mode may result
in unintended loss of flash memory programming, port reassignment, or
processor reboot.
Mode Activation
Result
Purpose/Notes
1
Hold in the recessed
Reset button (located
next to the LAN
connector) while
applying power to the
unit.
Mode 1 causes the MGP to revert to the
factory default firmware. Event
scripting does not start if the unit is
powered on in this mode. All user files
and settings are maintained.
Use mode 1 to
remove a version of
firmware if
incompatibility
issues arise.
3
Hold in the Reset button
for 3 seconds, until the
Reset LED blinks once.
Then, within 1 second,
press Reset again briefly
(for less than 1 second).
Mode 3 turns events on or off. During
resetting, the Reset LED flashes 2 times if
events are starting; 3 times if events are
stopping.
Events must be
turned on if you
want to change IP
settings or
scheduling.
4
Hold in the Reset button
for 6 seconds, until the
Reset LED has blinked
twice: once at 3 seconds
and once at 6 seconds.
Then, within 1 second,
press Reset briefly (for
less than 1 second).
Mode 4 does the following:
• Enables ARP capability.
• Sets the IP address back to factory
default.
• Sets the subnet back to factory default.
• Sets the default gateway address back
to the factory default.
• Sets port mapping back to factory
default.
• Turns DHCP off.
• Turns all events off.
The Reset LED flashes 4 times in quick
succession during reset.
Mode 4 enables you
to set IP address
information using
ARP and the MAC
address.
5
Hold in the Reset button
for 9 seconds, until the
Reset LED has blinked
three times: once at
3 seconds, once at
6 seconds, and once at
9 seconds. Then, within
1 second, press Reset
briefly (for less than 1
second).
Mode 5 performs a complete reset to
factory defaults (except the firmware).
• Does everything mode 4 does.
• Resets everything that was set via the
Real Time Adjustments part of the
control program: all video settings and
miscellaneous options.
• Resets all IP options.
• Removes/clears all files from the
processor.
The Reset LED flashes 4 times in quick
succession during the reset.
Mode 5 is useful if
you want to start
over with control
software
configuration and
uploading, and to
replace events.
N The reset modes listed in the table above close all open IP and Telnet connections
and all sockets. Also, each mode is a separate function, not a continuation from
mode 1 to mode 5.
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Reset Mode Comparison/Summary
PRELIMINARY
Operation, cont’d
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4
Chapter Four
Software Configuration
and Control
Setting Up RS-232/422 Communication
Using Simple Instruction Set (SIS) Commands
Windows®-based Control Software
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Software Configuration and Control
The MGP 464 can be configured and controlled by software via the following
interfaces:
•
RS-232 or RS-422 (Simple Instruction Set [SIS™] commands or Windows®based control software)
•
LAN (Web pages, SIS commands, or Windows-based control software)
This chapter discusses the use of the SIS commands and how to access the
Windows-based control software. For instructions on using the Windows-based
control software, refer to the software's Help program. See chapter 5, "HTML
Configuration and Control," for information on using the Web pages.
Setting Up Serial Communication
The MGP 464 has two serial communication ports: the RS-232/422 port, accessed
via a 9-pin female D-sub connector on the rear panel, and the Config port, a 2.5 mm
TRS connector on the front panel. These ports are used to connect to a host or
external controlling device, such as a computer or control system, which can
generate the proper command codes and recognize the processor’s responses.
PRELIMINARY
Connector pin assignments
5
1
The 9-pin RS-232/422 connector on the rear panel (see the
illustration at right) has the following pin assignments:
9
Pin
RS-232 function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
–
Tx
Rx
–
Gnd
–
–
–
–
Pin RS-422 function
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
No connection
Transmit data
Receive data
No connection
Signal ground
No connection
No connection
No connection
No connection
–
TxRx–
Gnd
–
Rx+
Tx+
–
Description
No connection
Transmit ground
Receive ground
No connection
Signal ground
No connection
Receive data
Transmit data
No connection
The 2.5 mm TRS RS-232 connector on the front panel may be connected to a
computer via the optional 9-pin D to 2.5 mm stereo mini TRS RS-232 cable
9DBF-2.5mm
TRS cable_031504.eps
(part #70-335-01).
The pin assignments
are shown below.
6 feet
(1.8 m)
1
Part #70-335-01
6
9
5
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (Gnd)
9-pin D
Connection
TRS Plug
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 5
Computer's RX line
Computer's TX line
Computer's signal ground
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Front panel RS-232 configuration port pin assignments
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MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
6
N The cables used to connect the RS-232/422 port to a computer or control system
may need to be modified by removing pins or cutting wires. If unneeded pins are
connected, the processor may hang up. See chapter 2, "Installation," for more
information on wiring the connectors.
Communication software
There are several programs that enable you to connect the MGP 464 to a
computer or control device via the RS-232/422 interface, and to enter commands.
HyperTerminal for Windows is one such program that is commonly used on PCs.
In addition, the MGP has a Windows-based control software program, discussed
later in this chapter, that is available through the RS-232/422 port, the front panel
Config port, or via Ethernet. (See the MGP 464 software’s help for information on
using it to configure the MGP.)
Baud rate: 9600
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 1
Flow Control: None
Using Simple Instruction Set (SIS) Commands
Host-to-MGP communications
The MGP 464 accepts SIS (Simple Instruction Set) commands through the
RS-232/422 port on the rear panel, the RS-232 port on the front panel, and the LAN
port. SIS commands consist of one or more characters per command field. They do
not require any special characters to begin or end the command character sequence.
Each response to a command ends with a carriage return and a line feed (]), which
signals the end of the response character string. A string is one or more characters.
MGP-initiated messages
When a local event such as a front panel selection or adjustment takes place, the
MGP 464 responds by sending a message to the host. No response is required from
the host. Examples of MGP-initiated messages are listed below (underlined).
(c) Copyright 2007, Extron Electronics, MGP464, Vx.xx 60-771-xx
The MGP 464 sends the copyright message when it is first powered on. Vx.xx
is the firmware version number, and 60-771-01 and 60-771-02 are the part
numbers for MGP 464 or MGP 464 DI, respectively.
Www, DD Mmm yyyy hh:mm:ss
The current date and time are displayed following the copyright message at
power-up if the connection is via the Internet. (Www are the first three letters
of the day of the week; e.g., Mon, Fri.)
Reconfig
Reconfig
Reconfig
Reconfig
The MGP sends a Reconfig message as each of the four windows is configured
via the new connection.
Out n In nn (where Out n is the window number, and In nn is the input number).
The MGP sends this response when an input is switched.
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For any program that you use, set up communication using the following protocol:
Software Configuration and Control, cont’d
Error responses
When the MGP 464 receives a valid SIS command, it executes the command and
sends a response to the host device. If the processor is unable to execute the
command because the command is invalid or contains invalid parameters, it
returns an error response to the host. The error response codes are:
E01 — Invalid input channel number (too large)
E09 — Invalid function number (too large)
E10 — Invalid command
E11 — Invalid preset number
E12 — Invalid output number (applies for addressing windows)
E13 — Invalid value (out of range)
E14 — Invalid for this configuration
E17 — Invalid command for signal type
E24 — Privilege violation
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E26 — Maximum number of users connected has been exceeded
E27 — Invalid event number
E28 — Bad filename/File not found
Telnet and Web communications
The MGP 464 can also be controlled via an IP connection using either Telnet
(port 23) or a Web browser (port 80). The ASCII and URL commands listed in
the tables later in this chapter perform the same functions, but they are encoded
differently to accommodate the requirements of each port (Telnet or browser).
The ASCII to hexadecimal (hex) character conversion table below is for use with the
Command/response table for SIS commands, beginning on page 4-9.
ASCII to HEX Conversion Table
•
ASCII to hexadecimal character conversion table
The command/response tables list valid ASCII (for Telnet) command codes, the
corresponding URL encoded (for Web browsers) command codes, the processor’s
responses to the host, and a description of the command’s function or results from
executing the command.
•Upper- and lowercase letters may be used interchangeably in the command
field unless otherwise specified.
•Commands may be sent back-to-back without spaces; for example, 2*2!2*0B.
•Numbers can be entered as 1 digit, or as 2 or 3 digits with leading zeros; for
example, 8V = 08V = 008V.
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•There are a few differences in how to enter the commands depending on
whether you are using Telnet or a Web browser.
•For control via a Web browser, all non-alphanumeric characters must be
represented as the hexadecimal equivalent, %xx, where xx represents the twocharacter hex byte. For example, a comma (,) would be represented as %2C.
•When using these commands through a Web browser, the URL reference is
used to shorten the examples. “URL” refers to the full URL of the control
interface and Web page reference, including all path information; for
example, http://192.168.100.10/myform.htm.
•Some characters differ depending on what method you use to send the
commands:
Telnet
Escape (hex 1B)
Carriage return (hex 0D)
Web browser
W [must not be encoded]
Pipe character (|) [must not be encoded]
In either method, the data string (shown in braces as {data} in the Command/
response table) is directed to the specified port, and must be encoded if it is nonalphanumeric.
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N With Telnet you can use either the “Escape” commands or the “W” commands,
and the carriage return or the pipe character. With the Web browser, you are
required to use the “W” commands and the pipe character.
Software Configuration and Control, cont’d
Symbol definitions
] =
}=
•
CR/LF (carriage return/line feed) (hex 0D 0A)
Carriage return (no line feed) (hex 0D)
For Web browser commands, use the
pipe character (|) instead of the soft
return.
Hardware (MAC) address (xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx)
Escape key (hex 1B)
For Web browser commands, use W
instead of E.)
X2)=
Time in tens of milliseconds to wait between
characters received via the serial port
Default = 20 (2000 ms)
Maximum = 32767
X2!=
Message length, delimiter value, or byte count (via
the serial port)
#L = Length of message to be received
#D = Delimiter value
# = byte count (1 through 32767; default = 0)
X2@ =
Verbose response mode
0 = clear/none
1 = verbose mode
2 = tagged responses for queries
3 = verbose mode and tagged responses for
queries
Default = 0 for Telnet connections; 1 for
RS-232/422 control.
= Superscripts indicate the error message
displayed if the command is entered
incorrectly or with invalid parameters.
See "Error responses," earlier in this
chapter.
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= Specific port number (01-99)
The port number is represented as two
ASCII characters (2 bytes). For example,
port 05 would be represented as 30 35 in
hexadecimal.
01 = RS-232/422 port (rear panel)
02 = Config port (front panel)
X@
= Command data section
NFor Web encoding only:
Data is directed to the specified port and
must be encoded if it is non-alphanumeric.
Because data can include either command
terminator, it must be encoded as follows
when used within the data section:
Space (Hex 20) must be encoded as %20
(hex 25 32 30)
Plus sign (Hex 2B) must be encoded as
%2B (hex 25 32 42).
X#
= Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) offset value (-12:00 to 14:00) in hours and minutes
(hh:mm)
X%
= On/Off
0 = off/disable
1 = on/enable
X1!=
X1@=
4-6
Time in tens of milliseconds to wait for the
response via the serial port
Default = 10 (100 ms)
Maximum = 32767
X1*=
X1(=
24, 27, 28
X!
Mail domain name (e.g., Extron.com)
Pipe (vertical bar) character
= Space character
| =
E=
X1%=
X1&=
Version number (listed to two decimal
places)
Unit name is a text string of up to 24
characters drawn from the alphabet
(A-Z), digits (0-9), and the minus sign/
hyphen (-). The first character must be
an alpha character. The last character
must not be a minus. No blank or
space characters are permitted, and no
distinction is made between upper- and
lowercase.
Subnet mask (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). Leading zeros are
optional in setting values in each of four fields,
and are suppressed in returned values.
N
If tagged responses are enabled, all read commands
return the constant string plus the data.
Example:
Command: E CN }
Response: Ipn • X1@ ]
X2%=
Baud rate: 300, 600, 1200, 1800, 2400, 3600, 4800,
7200, 9600, 14400, 19200, 28800, 38400, 57600, or
115200
X2^=
Parity (only the first letter is needed):
Odd
Even
None
Mark
Space
X2&=
X2*=
X2(=
Data bits: 7 or 8
Stop bits: 1 or 2
Port type
0 = RS-232
1 = RS-422
X3)=
Flow control
H = hardware
S = software
N = none
X3!=
Data pacing (0000-0001 ms between bytes)
Default = 0 ms
Password (12 characters = maximum length;
no special characters are allowed.)
X1#=
Local date and time format
Set format (MM/DD/YY-HH:MM:SS);
e.g., 06/21/02-10:54:00
X3#=
Read format (day of week, day month
year) (HH:MM:SS), e.g., Fri, 26 Sep 2008
18:19:33
N
X1$=
IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx); leading zeros
in each of four fields are optional in
setting values, and are suppressed in
returned values.
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A user password cannot be assigned if no
administrator password exists; the E14 error code is
returned. If the administrator password is cleared,
the user password is also removed.
X3$=
Daylight saving time (used in the northern
hemisphere [USA] and parts of Europe and
Brazil)
0 = off/ignore
1 = on in northern hemisphere
2 = on in Europe
3 = on in Brazil
X6^=
Login without password is allowed. If enabled, the
user does not enter a password. After the user
clicks OK, the login level is set based on the
setting in the X6* parameter.
0 = Disabled
1 = Enabled
X3%=
X3^=
Event number, range = 0 - 99
X6*=
No-password login level
1 through 11 = Entry without password goes to
the level specified if an administrator
password exists.
0 = Entry without password is placed one
level below the lowest password level (0 through 11).
The response is returned as two digits with a
leading zero if needed.
X3&=
Event buffer offset (range = 0 to MaxBufferSize)
X3*=
Event data size
b = bit
B = byte (8 bits)
S = short (16 bits)
L = long (32 bits)
N
X3(=
X4!=
X6(=
Number of seconds (in tens of seconds) before
timeout on IP connections
X7)=
Number that is inserted into the e-mail message if
the .eml file has an embedded E } command
with no parameters.
This parameter is case sensitive.
Event data to write
Read password. RS-232/422 connection
responds with the password. The IP
connection responds with 4 asterisks (****)
if a password exists, and with an empty
space if none exists, instead of with an actual
password.
X4$=
X4%=
X4^=
X4&=
Number of bytes to read
X4(=
Default name: a combination of the model-name
and the last 3 character pairs of the unit’s
MAC address
(e.g., MGP-464-00-02-3D)
X5!=
Extended security (password) levels: 1-10
The response is returned as two digits with a
leading zero.
E-mail event number (1 - 64)
E-mail recipient’s address
X50)
X50@
Use 0 as a placeholder if the optional X4& is
used, but X7) is not needed.
= Input 1 through 19
= Window
0 = All windows (available only for Freeze
and window muting)
1 = Window 1
2 = Window 2
3 = Window 3
4 = Window 4
X50# = Input video format
Name of e-mail file to be sent
First line of the file is the subject.
The rest is the body of the e-mail.
X5@=
Connection’s security level
0 = anonymous
1 through 10 = extended security level
11 = user
12 = administrator
X5#=
(Ethernet only) Number of seconds before
timeout on IP connections (min = 1,
max = 6500, and default = 30 = 300 seconds).
If no data is received during the timeout
period, the Ethernet connection is closed.
Each step is 10 seconds. When the unit is
connected via RS-232/422, only the global
timeout commands apply; anything else
returns an E13 error code. The response is
returned with leading zeros.
X5$=
ASCII digit(s) representing the numeric value of
the data element read from the event buffer
(leading zeros are suppressed)
1 = RGB
2 = YUV-HD
3 = RGBcvS
4 = YUVi
5 = S-video
6 = Composite
7 = DVI
X50$ = Test pattern
0 = Off
1 = Colorbars
2 = X-hatch (crosshatch 16x12)
3 = 4 x 4 X-hatch
4 = Grey scale
5 = Ramp
6 = Alt. pixels (alternating pixels)
7 = White field
8 = Crop
9 = Side By Side (4x3 crop)
10 = Quad Split (4x4)
11 = Pip Images (4 x 3 PIP column)
12 = 1.78 Aspect (4 x 3/16 x 9 with 1.78 film
aspect ratio)
13 = 1.85 Aspect (4 x 3/16 x 9 with 1.85 film
aspect ratio)
14 = 2.35 Aspect (4 x 3/16 x 9 with 2.35 film
aspect ratio)
X50% = Window text position
0 = None
1 = Bottom left
2 = Bottom center
3 = Bottom right
4 = Top left
5 = Top center
6 = Top right
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PRELIMINARY
Event buffer
0 = receive
1 = user
2 = NVRAM
Software Configuration and Control, cont’d
X50^ = Window text, 16 characters maximum.
following characters can be used:
Symbols: : / – _ + “ (space)
Numerals: 0 through 9
Letters: Lowercase a through z and
uppercase A through Z
X50&
= Picture adjustment range
(0 - 127; default = 64)
X50* = Scaler resolution
PRELIMINARY
1 = 640 x 480
2 = 800 x 600
3 = 852 x 480
4 = 1024 x 768
5 = 1024 x 852
6 = 1024 x 1024
7 = 1280 x 768
8 = 1280 x 1024
9 = 1360 x 765
10 = 1365 x 768
11 = 1366 x 768
12 = 1365 x 1024
13 = 1400 x 1050
14 = 1600 x 1200
15 = 480p
16 = 576p
17 = 720p
18 = 1080i
19 = 1080p
20 = DVI background input resolution
X50( = Detected input signal standard
0 = None
1 = NTSC
2 = PAL
4 = SECAM
– = Not applicable (occurs when input
is set for RGB or YUV)
X51) = Sharpness (detail) level (0 through 127)
X51! = Window transition effect type
1 = Cut
2 = Dissolve
3 = Soft wipe up
4 = Soft wipe down
5 = Soft wipe right
6 = Soft wipe left
7 = Soft wipe center in
8 = Soft wipe center out
9 = Soft wipe square in
10 = Soft wipe square out
11 = Soft wipe curtain in
12 = Soft wipe curtain out
13 = Hard wipe up
14 = Hard wipe down
15 = Hard wipe right
16 = Hard wipe left
17 = Hard wipe center in
18 = Hard wipe center out
19 = Hard wipe square in
20 = Hard wipe square out
21 = Hard wipe curtain in
22 = Hard wipe curtain out
X51@ = Blanking adjustment range
default is 128.)
X51% = Scaler refresh rate
The
1 = 50 Hz
2 = 60 Hz
3 = 72 Hz
4 = 96 Hz
5 = 100 Hz
6 = 120 Hz
7 = DVI background input refresh rate
X51^ = Pixel phase (0-31)
X51& = Advanced picture settings value
(Range is the auto-sensed value ±512 lines or
pixels.)
X51* = Window dissolve speed; 0 to 5 seconds in
0.1 second increments (e.g., 01 = 0.1 second;
50 = 5.0 seconds)
X51( = Internal temperature in degrees Fahrenheit
X52) = Text string of up to 200 characters. Permitted
characters include letters A-Z, digits 0-9,
and the minus sign (–). No blank or space
characters are permitted as part of a name.
No distinction is made between upper- and
lowercase letters. The first character must be
a letter. The last character cannot be a minus
sign.
X52! = Image/Window shift value (Zero location is
2048, and limits are ± the output resolution.)
Example: Front panel displays +50, but the
response to the SIS command is 2098.
X52@ = Window size.
The minimum size is 1/16 the size
of the output active area. The maximum size is
the active output area.
X52# = Image size.
The minimum size is 1/16 the size of
the input active area. The maximum size is
double the active output area for 200% zoom.
X52$ = Window preset effect
0 = Cut
1 = Real time motion
N
X52%
X52&
(0 through 255;
X51# = Window preset (1 through 128)
X51$ = Input preset (1 through 128)
4-8
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Recalling a window preset with the windows in
new positions causes the windows to move to the
new location and resize in a fluid motion.
=Red, green, or blue color value (0-255)
=Window priority (1 through 4, where 1 is top
priority and 4 is lowest priority)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
X50) * X50@ !
X50@ !
Out X50@ • In X50) ]
X50) * X50# \
X50) \
X50) Typ X50# ]
X50# ]
Set input X50) to format X50#.
41 * X50* * X51% #
DDC X50* * X51% ]
Set the DVI input EDID resolution to X50* and the
refresh rate to X51%.
X50* = the scaler resolution. For X50*:
1 = 640x480
11 = 1366x768
2 = 800x600
12 = 1365x1024
3 = 852x480
13 = 1400x1050
4 = 1024x768
14 = 1600x1200
5 = 1024x852
15 = 480p
6 = 1024x1024 16 = 576p
7 = 1280x768
17 = 720p
8 = 1280x1024 18 = 1080i
9 = 1360x765
19 = 1080p
10 = 1365x768 20 = DVI background input resol.
For X51%:
1 = 50 Hz
5 = 100 Hz
2 = 60 Hz
6 = 120 Hz
3 = 72 Hz
7 = DVI background input refresh rate
4 = 96 Hz
X50* * X51% ]
View the DVI input EDID resolution/refresh rate.
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Input selection
Select an input
View input
X50) ]
Set input source X50) to window X50@.
View the input channel for the selected window.
X50) = 1 through 19.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
Input video type
Set video type
View video type
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
N
View video signal type for input X50).
For X50#:
1 = RGB
5 = S-video
2 = YUV-HD
6 = Composite video
3 = RGBcvS
7 = DVI
4 = YUVi
It is recommended that virtual inputs be configured using the Windows-based control software. Refer to the software help file for the procedure.
DVI Input EDID/DDC
Set EDID information
4-9
N The default state is to match the output resolution: X50* = 0; X51% = 0.
View input
41#
PRELIMINARY
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Mute window
X50@ * 1B
X50@ Blk1]
Blank (mute) window(s) X50@ using a selected
transition effect.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
Unmute window
X50@ * 0B
X50@ Blk0 ]
View blanking status
X50@ B
X% ]
Display (unmute) window(s) X50@ using a selected
transition effect.
View the window blanking status: 0 = off; 1 = on.
Set priority
X50@ * X50@ * X50@ * X50@ ~
Pri X50@
~
X50@ X50@ X50@ ]
X50@ X50@ X50@ X50@ ]
Set the priority of the windows to the order entered.
View priority
Select effect
4 * X51! #
Eff X51! ]
View effect
4*
X51! ]
Select window mute/unmute effect X51!.
For X51!:
1 = Cut
11 = Soft wipe curtain in
2 = Dissolve
12 = Soft wipe curtain out
3 = Soft wipe up
13 = Hard wipe up
4 = Soft wipe down
14 = Hard wipe down
5 = Soft wipe right
15 = Hard wipe right
6 = Soft wipe left
16 = Hard wipe left
7 = Soft wipe center in 17 = Hard wipe center in
8 = Soft wipe center out 18 = Hard wipe center out
9 = Soft wipe square in 19 = Hard wipe square in
10 = Soft wipe sq. out
20 = Hard wipe sq. out
11 = Soft wipe curtain in 21 = Hard wipe curtain in
12 = Soft wipe curt. out 22 = Hard wipe curt. out
View the currently selected mute/unmute effect.
Select duration
5 * X51* #
Dur X51*
View duration
5#
X51* ]
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Window blanking (muting)
Window priority
Display the priorities of the windows.
Window transition effect
Window effect duration
]
Set the speed of the window effect to X51*.
X51* = 0 to 5 seconds in 0.1-second increments
View the effect duration time.
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Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Command
(host to switcher)
Response
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Window preset effect
N
For information on setting the two available transition effects for window presets, refer to the MGP 464 Windows-based control software help.
Select effect
19 # X52$ #
Wpe X52$
]
Set the window preset transition effect to X52$.
For X52$:
0 = Cut
1 = Real time motion
View the current preset transition effect.
View effect
19#
X52$ ]
Specific value
X50@ * X50& C
X50@ Col X50& ]
Increment color value
X50@ + C
X50@ – C
X50@ C
X50@ Col X50& ]
X50@ Col X50& ]
X50@ ]
X50@ * X50& T
X50@ + T
X50@ – T
X50@ T
X50@ Tin X50& ]
X50@ Tin X50& ]
X50@ Tin X50& ]
X50@ ]
Set the tint level for window X50@ to X50&.
Select next higher tint level.
X50@ * X50& ^
X50@ + ^
X50@ – ^
X50@ ^
X50@ Con X50& ]
X50@ Con X50& ]
X50@ Con X50& ]
X50@ ]
Set the contrast level for window X50@ to X50&.
Select next higher contrast level.
X50@ * X50& Y
X50@ + Y
X50@ – Y
X50@ Y
X50@ Brt X50& ]
X50@ Brt X50& ]
X50@ Brt X50& ]
X50@ ]
Color
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Decrement color value
View color level
Set color level for window X50@ to X50&.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
X50& = Picture adjustment range — 0 through 127.
Default = 64.
Select next higher color level.
Select next lower color level.
View current color level setting.
Tint
Specific value
Increment tint value
Decrement tint value
View tint level
Select next lower tint level.
View current tint level setting.
Contrast
Specific value
Increment contrast value
Decrement contrast value
View contrast level
Select next lower contrast level.
View current contrast level setting.
Brightness
Specific value
Increment brightness value
4-11
Decrement brightness value
View brightness level
PRELIMINARY
Set the brightness level for window X50@ to X50&.
Select next higher brightness level.
Select next lower brightness level.
View current brightness level setting.
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Specific value
X50@ * X51) D
X50@ Det X51) ]
Increment detail level
X50@ + D
X50@ – D
X50@ D
X50@ Det X51) ]
X50@ Det X51) ]
X51) ]
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Detail filter
Decrement detail level
View detail value
Set detail (sharpness) level for window X50@ to
X51).
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
X51) = 0 through 127.
Select next higher sharpness level.
Select next lower sharpness level.
View current sharpness level setting.
Horizontal shift (window)
N
For the shift values shown for the next two commands, the zero location is 2048. When you enter a shift value via the front panel, the LCD screen shows only the amount of lines
or pixels the window has shifted. The SIS response gives the actual location of the window in pixels.
Example: The LCD window displays +50, but the response to the SIS command is 2098.
Specific value
1 * X50@ * X52! H
1 * X50@ + H
Decrement horizontal window shift
1 * X50@ – H
View horizontal window shift amount
1 * X50@ H
X50@ Whp X52! ]
Set horizontal centering of window X50@ to X52!.
For X52!:
0 = 2048; limits are ± the output resolution.
X50@ Whp X52! ]
X50@ Whp X52! ]
X52! ]
Shift window X50@ right.
Set vertical centering of window X50@ to X52!.
Shift window X50@ left.
View amount of horizontal window shift.
Vertical shift (window)
Specific value
1 * X50@ * X52! /
Increment vertical window shift
1 * X50@ + /
Decrement vertical window shift
1 * X50@ – /
View vertical window shift amount
1 * X50@ /
X50@ Wvp X52! ]
X50@ Wvp X52! ]
X50@ Wvp X52! ]
X52! ]
2 * X50@ * X52! H
X50@ Ihp X52! ]
Set horizontal centering of the image in window
X50@ to X52!.
X50@ Ihp X52! ]
X50@ Ihp X52! ]
X52! ]
Shift image in window X50@ right.
Shift window X50@ up.
Shift window X50@ down.
View amount of vertical shift.
Horizontal shift (image)
Specific value
Increment horizontal image shift
2 * X50@ + H
Decrement horizontal image shift
2 * X50@ – H
View horizontal image shift amount
2 * X50@ H
Shift image in window X50@ left.
View current setting for horizontal centering of the
image in window X50@.
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Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Specific value
2 * X50@ * X52! /
X50@ Ivp X52! ]
Set vertical centering of the image in window X50@
to X52!.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
For X52!:
0 = 2048; limits are ± the output resolution.
Increment vertical image shift
2 * X50@ + /
2 * X50@ –
2 * X50@ /
X50@ Ivp X52! ]
X50@ Ivp X52! ]
X52! ]
Shift image in window X50@ up.
Decrement vertical image shift
Set the width of window X50@ to X52@.
For X52@:
Minimum = 1/16 the size of the active output area.
Maximum = size of the active output area.
Widen the window.
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Vertical shift (image)
View vertical image shift amount
/
Shift image in window X50@ down.
View current setting for vertical centering of the
image in window X50@.
Horizontal size (window)
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Specific value
1 * X50@ * X52@ :
X50@ Whs X52@ ]
Increase horizontal size of window
1 * X50@ + :
Decrease horizontal size of window
1 * X50@ – :
View horizontal size of window
1 * X50@ :
X50@ Whs X52@ ]
X50@ Whs X52@ ]
X52@ ]
Narrow the window.
View the width of the window.
Vertical size (window)
Specific value
1 * X50@ * X52@ ;
Increase vertical size of window
1 * X50@ + ;
4-13
Set the height of window X50@ to X52@.
Increase the height of the window.
1 * X50@ ;
X50@ Wvs X52@ ]
X50@ Wvs X52@ ]
X50@ Wvs X52@ ]
X52@ ]
Decrease vertical size of window
1 * X50@ – ;
View vertical size of window
Specific value
2 * X50@ * X52# :
X50@ Ihs X52# ]
Increase horizontal size of image
2 * X50@ + :
Decrease horizontal size of image
2 * X50@ – :
View horizontal size of image
2 * X50@ :
X50@ Ihs X52# ]
X50@ Ihs X52# ]
X52# ]
Set the width of the image in window X50@ to
X52#. For X52#:
Minimum = 1/16 the size of the active input area.
Maximum = double the active output area for 200%
zoom.
Widen of the image.
Decrease the height of the window.
View the height of the window.
Horizontal size (image)
PRELIMINARY
Narrow the image.
View the width of the image.
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
2 * X50@ * X52# ;
X50@ Ivs X52# ]
Set the height of the image in window X50@ to
X52#.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
For X52#:
Minimum = 1/16 the size of the active input area.
Maximum = double the active output area for 200%
zoom.
Increase the height of the image in window X50@.
Copy the picture controls for currently displayed
input X50) to window X50@.
X50) = 1 through 19.
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Vertical size (image)
Specific value
Increase vertical size of image
2 * X50@ + ;
Decrease vertical size of image
2 * X50@ – ;
View vertical size of image
2 * X50@ ;
X50@ Ivs X52# ]
X50@ Ivs X52# ]
X52# ]
21 * X50@ #
Pcc X50) ]
E X50@ , X52! * X52! * X52@ * X52@
XY}
Decrease the height of the image in window X50@.
View the height of the image in window X50@.
Picture control copy
Copy picture controls
Window size and position
Set window size and position
Wxy X50@ ,
X52! * X52! * X52@ * X52@ ]
Set the position and size of window X50@ to X52!
and X52@, respectively.
For X52!:
0 = 2048; limits are ± the output resolution.
For X52@:
Minimum = 1/16 the size of the active output area.
Maximum = size of the active output area..
N The variables must be entered in the following order: Horizontal position, vertical position, horizontal size, vertical size.
View size and position
E X50@ X Y }
X50@ , X52! * X52! * X52@ * X52@ ]
View the position and size of window X50@.
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Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(host to switcher)
Response
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Image size and position
Set image size and position
E X50@ , X52! * X52! * X52# * X52# I Y }
Ixy X50@ , X52! * X52! * X52# * X52# ]
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Set position and size of the image in window X50@.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
For X52!:
0 = 2048; limits are ± the output resolution.
For X52#:
Minimum = 1/16 the size of the active input area.
Maximum = double the active output area for 200%
zoom.
N The variables must be entered in the following order: Horizontal position, vertical position, horizontal size, vertical size.
View image size and position
E X50@ I Y }
X50@ , X52! * X52! * X52# * X52# ]
View position and size of the image in window
X50@.
Zoom mode (window)
Zoom in
1 * X50@ + {
X50@ Wzm ]
Increase the size of window X50@ while keeping the
aspect ratio constant.
Zoom out
1 * X50@ – {
X50@ Wzm ]
Decrease the size of window X50@ while keeping
the aspect ratio constant.
Zoom in
2 * X50@ + {
X50@ Izm ]
Increase the size of the image in window X50@
while keeping the aspect ratio constant.
Zoom out
2 * X50@ – {
X50@ Izm ]
Decrease the size of the image in window X50@
while keeping the aspect ratio constant.
1 * X51# .
Rpr 1 * X51# ]
Zoom mode (image)
Window presets
Recall window preset without input
Recall window preset X51# without input settings.
X51# = 1 through 128.
4-15
Recall window preset with input
2 * X51# .
Rpr 2 * X51# ]
Recall window preset X51# with input settings.
Save window preset
2 * X51# ,
Spr 2 * X51# ]
Save window settings to a preset at location X51#.
Preset preview
E X51# * X50@ XY }
Wxy X51# * X50@ * X52& * X52! * X52! * X52@ * X52@ ]
View the size, priority, and position of window
X50@ saved as preset X51#.
X52& = 1 through 4; 1 = top priority
PRELIMINARY
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Recall input preset
3 * X50@ * X51$ .
Rpr 3 * X51$ ]
Recall input preset X51$ to window X50@.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
X51$ = 1 through 128.
Save input preset
3 * X50@ * X51$ ,
Spr 3 * X51$ ]
Save the input settings for window X50@ to input
preset X51$.
E X50) , X50^ NI }
Nmi X50) , X50^ ]
Create a text label containing name X50^ for input
X50).
X50) = 1 through 19.
X50^ = up to 16 characters. For X50^, use:
Symbols: : / – _ + “ (space)
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Input presets
Input naming
Write input name
Numerals: 0 through 9
Letters: Lowercase a through z and
uppercase A through Z
Read input name
E X50) NI }
X50^ ]
View contents of the name label for input X50).
Window preset naming
N
Window preset names cannot be viewed on the LCD screen. They can be viewed on the MGP 464 Web page, the Windows-based control software, or via SIS commands.
Write preset name
E X51# , X50^ NP }
Nmp X51# , X50^ ]
Give the window preset X51# the name X50^.
X51# = 1 through 128.
Read preset name
E X51# NP }
X50^ ]
View window preset name X50^.
Specific value
X50) * X51@ (
Vst X50) * X51@ ]
Set the vertical position of the first active pixel for
input X50) to X51@.
X51@ = 0 through 255; default = 128.
Increment vertical start value
X50) + (
X50) – (
Vst X50) * X51@ ]
Decrement vertical start value
View vertical start setting
X50) (
X51@ ]
Increase vertical start location value for input X50).
Decrease vertical start location value for input
X50).
View the vertical start location of the first active
pixel in the active window.
Vertical start
Vst X50) * X51@ ]
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Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Specific value
X50) * X51@ )
Hst X50) * X51@ ]
Increment horizontal start value
X50) + )
Hst X50) * X51@ ]
Decrement horizontal start value
X50) – )
Hst X50) * X51@ ]
View horizontal start setting
X50) )
X51@ ]
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Horizontal start
Set the horizontal position of the first active pixel in
the active window (input X50)) to X51@.
X50) = 1 through 19.
X51@ = 0 through 255; default = 128.
Increase the horizontal start location value for input
X50)..
Decrease the horizontal start location value for
input X50).
View the horizontal start location of the first active
pixel in the active window.
Pixel phase (available only for RGB and YUV-HD input signals)
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
4-17
Specific value
X50@ * X51^ U
X50@ Phs X50) * X51^ ]
Increment pixel phase value
X50@ + U
X50@ – U
X50@ U
X50@ Phs X50) * X51^ ]
X50@ Phs X50) * X51^ ]
X51^ ]
Specific value
11 * X50) * X51& #
Tpx X50) * X51& ]
Increment total pixels value
11 * X50) + #
Tpx X50) * X51& ]
Decrement total pixels value
11 * X50) – #
Tpx X50) * X51& ]
View total pixels setting
11 * X50) #
X51& ]
View the current total pixels setting for input X50).
Specific value
12 * X50) * X51& #
Apx X50) * X51& ]
Increment active pixels value
12 * X50) + #
Apx X50) * X51& ]
Decrement active pixels value
12 * X50) – #
Apx X50) * X51& ]
Set the active pixels value for input X50) to X51&.
Select the next higher active pixels value for input
X50).
Select the next lower active pixels value for input
X50).
View active pixels setting
12 * X50) #
X51& ]
Decrement pixel phase value
View pixel phase setting
Set the pixel phase value for the input in window
X50@ to X51^.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
X51^ = 0 through 31.
Select the next higher pixel phase value.
Select the next lower pixel phase value.
View the current pixel phase setting for the input in
window X50@.
Total pixels
Set the total pixels value for input X50) to X51&.
X51& = Auto-sensed value ± 512 lines or pixels.
Select the next higher total pixels value for input
X50).
Select the next lower total pixels value for input
X50).
Active pixels
PRELIMINARY
View current active pixels value for input X50).
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Specific value
13 * X50) * X51& #
Aln X50) * X51& ]
Increment active lines value
13 * X50) + #
Aln X50) * X51& ]
Set the active lines value for the input X50) to X51&.
X50) = 1 through 19.
X51& = Auto-sensed value ± 512 lines or pixels.
Select the next higher active lines value.
Decrement active lines value
13 * X50) – #
13 * X50) #
Aln X50) * X51& ]
Select the next lower active lines value.
X51& ]
View the current active lines setting for input X50).
Set output resolution and scan rate
X50* * X51% =
Rte X50* * X51% ]
View output rate settings
=
X50* * X51% ]
Select a scaler output resolution and scan rate.
X50* = scaler resolution. For X50*:
1 = 640x480
11 = 1366x768
2 = 800x600
12 = 1365x1024
3 = 852x480
13 = 1400x1050
4 = 1024x768
14 = 1600x1200
5 = 1024x852
15 = 480p
6 = 1024x1024 16 = 576p
7 = 1280x768
17 = 720p
8 = 1280x1024 18 = 1080i
9 = 1360x765
19 = 1080p
10 = 1365x768 20 = DVI background input resol.
X51% = scaler refresh rate. For X51%:
1 = 50 Hz
5 = 100 Hz
2 = 60 Hz
6 = 120 Hz
3 = 72 Hz
7 = DVI background input refresh rate
4 = 96 Hz
View the current output's resolution and refresh
rate settings.
View the current output's size and refresh rate.
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Active lines
View active lines setting
Output scaler rate
0=
width * height * refresh rate ]
The output rate detail command can display the actual resolution of the output when the MGP is configured to use the DVI background rate.
View output rate details
N
Freeze
Enable freeze
X50@ * 1 F
X50@ Frz 1 ]
Disable freeze
X50@ * 0 F
X50@ F
X50@ Frz 0 ]
X% ]
View freeze status
Test pattern
Freeze the output video image in window X50@.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
Unfreeze the output image.
View the freeze status.
For X%: 1 = frozen; 0 = not frozen.
SIS™ Programming and Control, cont’d
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Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Set test pattern
X50$ J
Tst X50$ ]
View test pattern
J
X50$ ]
Enable executive mode
1X
Exe 1 ]
Enable executive mode 2
2X
Exe 2 ]
Disable executive mode
0X
Exe 0 ]
Lock front panel control except for the input
buttons; allow RS-232/422 and Ethernet control.
Lock all front panel controls including input
buttons; allow RS-232/422 and Ethernet control.
Unlock all front panel controls.
View executive mode status
X
0 ]/ 1 ]/ 2 ]
View executive mode status.
X50@ * I
Chn X50) • Typ X50# • Std X50( • Blk X% ]
View input number, video signal type, input signal
standard, and blanking (muting) status in window
X50@.
X50) = 1 through 19.
X50# = signal type. For X50#:
1 = RGB
5 = S-video
2 = YUV-HD
6 = Composite video
3 = RGBcvS
7 = DVI
4 = YUVi
X50( = signal standard. For X50(:
0 = None
4 = SECAM
1 = NTSC
– = Not applicable
2 = PAL
X% = muting status. For X%:
1 = muted; 0 = unmuted
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Select test pattern X50$. For X50$:
0 = Off (none)
8 = Crop
1 = Colorbars
9 = Side By Side (4x3 crop)
2 = X-hatch (16x12) 10 = Quad Split (4x4)
3 = 4x4 H-hatch
11 = Pip Images (4x3 PIP col.)
4 = Grey scale
12 = 1.78 Aspect (4x3/16x9)
5 = Ramp
13 = 1.85 Aspect (4x3/16x9)
6 = Alt. pixels
14 = 2.35 Aspect (4x3/16x9)
7 = White field
View the currently selected test pattern.
Executive mode
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Information requests
General information
4-19
Information requests (continued)
PRELIMINARY
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Query firmware version
Q
Query part number
View internal temperature
N
20S
x.xx ]
60-771-01 or 60-771-02
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
View the firmware version number.
View the MGP's part number.
X51( ]
View internal temperature X51( in degrees
Fahrenheit.
With tagged response – Verbose modes 2 and 3:
Sts20 * X51( ]
Special functions
Output polarity
1 * X\ #
Pol X\ ]
1*2#
Pol 2 ]
View output polarity
1#
Output sync format
2 * X\ #
X\ ]
Syn X\ ]
View output sync format
2#
Blue mode
3 * X% #
View blue mode status
3#
Text position
6 * X50@ * X50% #
X% ]
X50@ Tlc X50% ]
View text position
6 * X50@ #
X50% ]
Example:
Special functions (continued)
X\ ]
Blu X% ]
Set output polarity. For X\ :
0 = H-/V- (default)
1 = H-/V+
2 = H+/V3 = H+/V+
H+/V– sync polarity
View the current output polarity setting.
Set the output sync format. For X\:
1 = RGBHV
2 = RGBS
3 = RGsB
4 = YUV bi-level
5 = YUV tri-level
View the current output sync format setting.
Turn blue mode on and off. For X%:
1 = blue mode on; 0 = blue mode off.
View the current blue mode status.
Change the location of the text label to X50% in
window X50@.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
For X50%:
0 = None
4 = Top left
1 = Bottom left
5 = Top center
2 = Bottom center
6 = Top right
3 = Bottom right
View the text label position in window X50@.
SIS™ Programming and Control, cont’d
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Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Text size
10 * X\ #
Tsz X\ ]
View text size
10 #
Text border color
14 * X50@ * X\ #
X\ ]
X50@ Txb X\
View text border color
14 * X50@ #
X\ ]
Text color
16 * X50@ * X\ #
X50@ Txc X\ ]
Set the color of the text in the label in window X50@
to X\.
For X\:
1 = Red
5 = Magenta
2 = Green
6 = Cyan
3 = Blue
7 = Yellow
4 = White
8 = Black
View the current color of the text in window X50@.
Set the background color of the text label in
window X50@ to X\.
For X\:
0 = Off (none)
5 = Magenta
1 = Red
6 = Cyan
2 = Green
7 = Yellow
3 = Blue
8 = Black
4 = White
9 = Translucent
View the current color of the text label background
in window X50@.
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
View text color
16 * X50@ * #
Text background color
17 * X50@ * X\ #
X\ ]
X50@ Tbc X\ ]
View text background color
17 * X50@ #
X\ ]
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Special functions (continued)
PRELIMINARY
Additional description
Set the size of the label text. For X\:
1 = Small
2 = Medium
3 = Large
View the current size of the label text.
Change the color of the text label border in window
X50@.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
For X\:
0 = Off (no border)
5 = Magenta
1 = Red
6 = Cyan
2 = Green
7 = Yellow
3 = Blue
8 = Black
4 = White
9 = Translucent
View the current border color of the text label in
window X50@.
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Window border color
9 * X50@ * X\ #
X50@ Brd X\ ]
Set the color of the border around window X50@ to
X\.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
For X\:
0 = Off (no border)
5 = Magenta
1 = Red
6 = Cyan
2 = Green
7 = Yellow
3 = Blue
8 = Black
4 = White
View window border color
9 * X50@ #
X\ ]
View the current border color in window X50@.
Set background color
8 * X\ #
Bkg X\ ]
View background color
8#
Set custom color
22 * X52% * X52% * X52% #
X\ ]
Ubk X52% * X52% * X52% ]
Set a background color for the output screen.
For X\:
0 = Off (default)
6 = Cyan
1 = Red
7 = Yellow
2 = Green
8 = Background image
3 = Blue
9 = DVI background input
4 = White
10 = Custom color
5 = Magenta
View the current background color setting.
View custom color
22#
Ubk X52% * X52% * X52% ]
E 0 , filename MF }
Ims filename ]
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Background color
Set custom color values for red, green, and blue, in
that order.
X52% = 0 through 255.
Background image
Save image
N The filename must be no more than 16 characters, including the .bmp extension.
Recall image
E 0 , filename RF }
Imr filename ]
Current image
Film mode
E RF }
filename ]
Save the current output image to memory under
the designated name.
Recalls the image with the specified file name and
displays it as a background
View the name of the currently displayed
background image.
SIS™ Programming and Control, cont’d
4-22
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Response
Enable film mode
18 * X50) * 1 #
X50) Flm 1 ]
Enable film mode for input X50). (Auto-senses for
3:2 or 2:2 pull-down.)
X50) = 1 through 19.
Disable film mode
18 * X50) * 0 #
X50) Flm 0 ]
Disable film mode for input X50). (Blocks the
deinterlacer from using either pull-down method.)
View film mode status
18 * X50) #
0 ] (off) or 1 ] (on)
View the current film mode setting for input X50).
55 * X50@ #
Img
Command
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Additional description
Auto image
Run Auto image
X50@ ]
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
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PRELIMINARY
Runs Auto image on window X50@.
X50@ = 0 through 4; 0 = all windows.
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
Command
(host to processor)
URL Encoded (Web)
(host to processor)
Response
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Bi-directional serial data port
E X! * X1& * X2) * X2! RS } X@
W X! %2A X! % %2A X2)
Send data string
N
%2A X2! RS | X@
Response from command ]
X! = Port number (01-99).
X1& = Time in tens of milliseconds that the MGP will wait until receipt of the first response character before terminating the command. (Default = 10 = 10 ms; max. = 32767.)
X2) = Time in tens of milliseconds that the MGP will wait between characters being received via a serial port before terminating the current command or receive operation.
(Default = 20 = 20 ms; max. = 32767.)
X2! = #L or #D.
The letter parameter is case sensitive (requires capital D or capital L).
L = Length of the message to be received.
D = Delimiter value. A delimiter of ASCII 0A = 10D.
# = Byte count (for L) or a single ASCII character expressed in decimal form (for D).
Byte count # can be 0 - 32767; default = 0. The ASCII decimal # can be 0 - 00255; default = the byte count. A 3-byte length = 3L.
The response includes leading zeros.
X@ = Command data section. For Web encoding for X@, be sure to convert non-alphanumeric characters to hex numbers.
Example:
E 05 * 4 * 7 * 3L RS } <data> •
W05 %2A 4 %2A 7 %2A 3L RS | <data>
Response from command ]
N The * X1& * X2) * X2! sequence is optional. If X1& and X2) are not specified, the default values are used.
Configure serial port parameters24
E X! * X2% , X2^ , X2& , X2* CP }
W X! %2A X2% %2A X2^ %2A X2& %2A X2* CP |
Cpn X! • Ccp X2% , X2^ , X2& , X2* CP ]
Set baud rate X2%, parity X2^, X2& data bits,
and X2* stop bits for port X!
X2% = 300, 600, 1200, 1800, 2400, 3600, 4800,
7200, 9600, 14400, 19200, 28800, 38400,
57600, or 115200.
X2^ = odd, even, none, mark, or space.
(Only the first letter is required.)
X2& = 7 or 8
X2* = 1 or 2
View serial port parameters
E X! CP }
W X! CP |
X2% , X2^ , X2& , X2* CP ]
SIS™ Programming and Control, cont’d
4-24
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
Command
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
E X! * X2( CY }
W X! %2A X2( CY |
Cpn X! • Cty X2( ]
E X! CP }
E X! * X3) , X3! CF }
W X! CY |
X2( ]
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Bi-directional serial data port (continued)
Configure mode24
View mode
Configure flow control
24
Select serial mode X2( for port X!.
X! = 01 through 99.
For X2(:
0 = RS-232
1 = RS-422
N Only the rear panel RS-232/422 port
can be configured. Therefore, X! = 1.
W X! %02A X3) %02C X3! CF |
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Cpn X! • Cfl X3) , X3! ]
Set flow control type X3) with X3! ms
between bytes. For X3):
H = Hardware.
S = Software.
N = None (default).
X3! = 0000 through 0001; default = 0 ms.
View flow control
E X!
CF }
W X! CF|
Configure receive timeout24
E X! * X1& * X2) * X2# * X2! CE }
X3) , X3! ]
Set the time that the MGP will wait for a
response before terminating the command.
W X! %2A X1& %2A X2) %2A X2# %2A X2! CE|
N
Cpn X! • Cce X1& , X2) , X2# , X2! CE ]
X1& = Time in tens of milliseconds that the MGP will wait until receipt of the first response character before terminating the command. (Default = 10 = 10 ms; max. = 32767.)
X2) = Time in tens of milliseconds that the MGP will wait between characters being received via a serial port before terminating the current command or receive operation.
(Default = 20 = 20 ms; max. = 32767.)
X2! = #L or #D.
The letter parameter is case sensitive (requires capital D or capital L). For X2!:
L = Length of the message to be received,
D = Delimiter value. A delimiter of ASCII 0A = 10D.
# = Byte count (for L) or a single ASCII character expressed in decimal form (for D).
Byte count # can be 0 through 32767; default = 0. The ASCII decimal # can be 0 through 00255; default = the byte count. A 3-byte length = 3L.
The response includes leading zeros.
4-25
X2# = Priority Status for port X! receiving timeouts.
For X2#:
0 = Use Send data string command parameters (default); 1 = Use Configure receive timeout command parameters. The response includes leading zeros.
View receive timeout
E X! CE }
X1& , X2) , X2# , X2! ]
W X! CE|
PRELIMINARY
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
Set current connection port timeout
E 0 * X6( TC }
W 0 %2A X6( TC|
Pti 0 * X6( ]
View current connection port timeout
E 0TC }
E 1 * X6( TC }
E 1TC }
W 0TC|
X6( ]
Pti 1 * X6( ]
X6( ]
Command
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Ethernet data port
Set global IP port timeout
View global port timeout
W 1 %2A X6( TC|
W 1TC|
Set number of seconds (in tens of seconds)
before timeout on IP connections.
X6( = 1 through 32767.
Firmware version requests
An asterisk (*) after the version number in these commands indicates which version is currently running. A caret (^) indicates bad checksum/invalid load. Question marks (?.??)
indicate that the firmware version is not loaded.
Query firmware version
Q or 1Q
Show the MGP's firmware version number
X1! ]
Q or 1QQ
X1! to two decimal places. Gives the number
of the currently running version of the userupdatable firmware.
N
Example:
Query verbose version information
1Q
0Q
1Q
0Q
0Q
0Q
Query bootstrap version
2Q
2Q
Query factory firmware version
3Q
3Q
Example:
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3: Ver01 * X1! ]
1.01
Sum of responses from 2Q-3Q-4Q ]
Show bootstrap, factory-installed, and
updated firmware versions. (See 2Q, 3Q, and
4Q, on the following lines.)
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Ver00 * Sum of responses from 2Q-3Q-4Q ]
1.00-0.00(1.48-MGP464 Series -Wed, 23 Jan 2003 18:37:59 GMT)-2.02*
(1.66-MGP464 Series -Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:50:01 GMT)
The bootstrap firmware is not userX1! ]
replaceable, but you may need this
information for troubleshooting.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3: Ver02 * X1! ]
Example:
3Q
3Q
X1! (plus web ver.-desc-UL date/time) ]
Factory-installed firmware is not userreplaceable. This firmware was installed at
the factory; it is the version the processor
reverts to after a mode 1 reset (see chapter 3).
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Ver03 * X1! (plus web ver.-desc-UL date/time) ]
1.00(1.07-MGP464Series-Wed, 16 Jan 2006 03:28:10 GMT)
In this example, the factory firmware version
is 1.00, also known as the kernel version 1.07,
for the MGP 464, dated 16 January, 2006.
SIS™ Programming and Control, cont’d
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Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(host to processor)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
4Q
X1! (plus web ver.-desc-UL date/time) ]
4Q
Use this command to find out which version
of the firmware, if any, was uploaded into the
unit after it left the factory.
X1! = firmware version to two decimal places.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Ver04 * X1! (plus web ver.-desc-UL date/time) ]
2.02 * (1.66–MGP464 Series –Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:03:46 GMT
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Firmware version requests (continued)
Query updated firmware version
Example:
4Q
4QQ
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
In this example, the factory firmware version
is 2.02, also known as kernel version 1.66, for
MGP 464, dated 14 January, 2008, at 5:03 and
46 seconds p.m., Greenwich mean time.
Information requests
Request unit part number
N
60-771-01 or 60-771-02 ]
N
Show unit part number.
MGP 464 is 60-771-01;
MGP 464 DI is 60-771-02.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Pno 60-771-01/60-771-02 ]
MGP 464 or MGP 464 DI
Show unit model name.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Inf01 * MGP 464 or Inf01 * MGP 464 DI
Four Window Multi-Graphic Processor
Show type of unit.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Inf02 * Four Window Multi-Graphic Processor
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Request model name
I or 1I
I or 1I
Request model description
2I
2I
Request system memory usage
3I
3I
n bytes used out of n kBytes ]
Show amount of memory used and total
available memory for system operations.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Inf03 * n bytes used out of n kBytes ]
Request user memory usage
4I
4I
n bytes used out of n kBytes ]
Show amount of user memory used and total
available user memory.
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Inf04 * n bytes used out of n kBytes ]
PRELIMINARY
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(host to processor)
URL Encoded (Web)
(host to processor)
Response
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Event control
Read event buffer memory27
E X3% , X3^ , X3& , X3* E }
W X3% , X3^ , X3& , X3* E|
X5$ ]
Write event to memory buffer24 27
Read the contents of a specific section of a
memory buffer for event number X3%.
X3% = event number, 1 through 99.
X3^ = event buffer. For x36:
0 = receive
1 = user
2 = NVRAM
X3& = event buffer offset, 0 to maximum
buffer size.
X3* = Event data size. For x38:
b = bit
B = byte (8 bits)
S = short (16 bits)
L = long (32 bits)
X5$ = data element value in ASCII from event
buffer (leading zeros suppressed).
E X3% , X3^ , X3& , X3( , X3* E }
W X3% , X3^ , X3& , X3( , X3* E|
Ewr X3% , X3( ]
Write event X3% to buffer X3^, offset by X3&.
Include data X3(, size X3*.
X3( = event data to write.
{string} ]
Read string from event X3%, buffer X3^, offset
by X3&, X4$ bytes.
X4$ = number of bytes to read.
Read string from event buffer memory27
E X3% , X3^ , X3& , X4$ FE }
W X3% , X3^ , X3& , X4$ FE|
Write string to event buffer memory 24 27
E X3( , X3% , X3^ , X3& FE }
W X3( , %2A X3% , X3^ , X3& FE|
Ewr X3% , X3( ]
Write data string X3( from event X3%, buffer
X3&, offset by X3&.
SIS™ Programming and Control, cont’d
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Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
E 1AE }
E 0AE }
E AE }
W 1AE|
Ego ]
Initiate all programmed events.
W 0AE|
Est ]
Stop all programmed events.
W AE|
## = 2-digit number
Enm## ]
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Enm ##### ]
Enm ##### = 5-digit number
X4% , X4^ , X4& CR }
W X4% , X4^ , X4& CR |
Ipr X4% , X4^ , X4& ]
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Event control (continued)
Start events 24 27
Stop events 24 27
Read number of events running
E-mail
Configure e-mail events24
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
X4% = e-mail event number (1 through 64).
X4^ = e-mail recipient's address.
X4& = name of e-mail file to be sent (first line
of the file is the subject; the rest is the body of
the e-mail).
Example:
E 5, jdoe@extron.com, 7.eml CR }
W5 %2C jdoe %40 extron %2E xom %2C 7 %2E eml CR|
lpr5, jdoe@extron.com, 7.eml ]
For e-mail event 5, send file 7.eml to
jdoe@extron.com.
View e-mail events
Send e-mail (file named in mail box)
Send e-mail (using a different file)
X4% CR }
E X4% SM }
E X4% , X7) , X4&
W X4% CR |
W X4% SM |
X4^ , X4& ]
Eml X4% ]
SM }
W X4% %2C X7) %2C X4& SM }
Eml X4% ]
Web browser specific commands
Read response from last URL command
E UB }
W UB |
Response from command ]
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PRELIMINARY
X7) = number inserted into the e-mail
message if the .eml file has an embedded
E } command.
PRELIMINARY
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
Set unit name24
E X1@ CN }
W X1@ CN|
Ipn • X1@ ]
Change the processor's name to X1@, a name
of your choosing.
For X1@: The name can consist of up to 24
alphanumeric characters (and the minus sign/
hyphen). The first character must be a letter,
the last character cannot be a minus sign.
Case does not matter.
Set unit name to factory default24
E • CN }
W %20 CN|
Ipn • X4( ]
X4( is the name the processor was shipped
with: MGP464-##-##-##, a combination of the
model name and the last three pairs of the hex
numbers in the unit's MAC address
(e.g., MGP464-00-02-3d).
Read unit name
E CN }
E X1# CT }
W CN|
X1@ ]
Set time/date24
W X1# CT|
Ipt • X1# ]
X1@ is the processor's current name.
X1# is the local date and time format.
Read time/date
E CT }
W CT|
X1# ]
Set GMT offset24
E X# CZ }
W X# CZ|
Ipz X# ]
Read GMT offset
CZ }
W CZ|
X# ]
Command
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
IP setup commands
The
set format is MM/DD/YY-HH:MM:SS. (The
hours, minutes, and seconds can also be
separated by periods.)
Examples: 11/13/06-10:54:00 or
11/13/06-10.54.00
The read format is day of week, DD month year
HH:MM:SS.
Example: Tue, 18 Nov 2006 18:19:33
Set the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) offset
value (X#) for the processor's location. GMT
offset (-12.00 to +14.00) represents the time
difference in hours and minutes (± hh:mm
relative to Greenwich, England). The plus
sign and leading zero are optional.
X# is in the format hh:mm.
Example: 5:30 or 5.30 = +05:30
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Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
E X3$ CX }
W X3$ CX|
Ipx X3$ ]
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
IP setup commands (continued)
Set daylight saving time24
X3$ is the daylight saving time of day.
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Daylight saving time (DST) is a one-hour
offset that is observed in the USA and parts of
Europe and Brazil. For X3$:
0 = off/ignore
1 = on in northern hemisphere
2 = on in Europe
3 = on in Brazil
For example, California uses GMT -8:00
from April to October and -7:00 GMT from
November to March. DST should be turned
off in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto
Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the eastern time
zone part of Indiana, and Arizona (excluding
the Navajo Nation).
Read daylight saving time
Set DHCP on24
Set DHCP off24
View DHCP mode
Set IP address24
E CX }
E 1DH }
E 0DH }
E DH }
E X1$ CI }
W CX|
X3$ ]
W 1DH|
Idh1 ]
W 0DH|
Idh0 ]
W DH|
Idh X% ]
W X1$ CI|
Ipi • X1$ ]
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Read IP address24
E CI }
W CI|
X1$ ]
Read hardware address (MAC)
E CH }
W CH|
X1* ]
Set subnet mask24
E X1( CS }
W X1( CS|
Ips • X1( ]
Read subnet mask
E CS }
E X1$ CG }
W CS|
X1( ]
Set gateway address24
W X1$ CG|
Ipg • X1$ ]
Read gateway address
E CG }
W CG|
X1$ ]
X% = DHCP on/off status: 0 = off; 1 = on.
X1$ = IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). Leading
zeros in each of the four fields are optional in
setting values.
Leading zeros in each of the four fields are
suppressed in returned values.
X1* = hardware media access control (MAC)
address (xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx).
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X1( = subnet mask (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). Syntax
is the same as for IP addresses. Leading zeros
are optional in setting values.
Leading zeros are suppressed.
X1$ = IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). Leading
zeros are optional.
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Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(host to processor)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
IP setup commands (continued)
Set administrator password
E X3# CA }
W X3# CA|
Ipa • X4! ]
Set administrator access password X3#.
X3# = 4 to 12 alphanumeric characters. The
password is case sensitive. Special characters
(spaces or symbols) are not allowed.
X4! = password displayed as four asterisks
(****).
Clear administrator password24
Clear/remove
all passwords (administrator
E • CA }
|
]
W %20 CA
Ipa •
and user).
N A user password cannot be assigned if an administrator password does not exist. Entering a password when the MGP 464 has not been configured yields an E14 error response
from the processor. If the administrator password is cleared (removed), the user password is removed also.
View administrator password
E CA }
X4! ]
W CA|
View password level X4!, shown with leading
zeros.
Set user password14 24
E X3# CU }
W X3# CU|
Ipu • X4! ]
Set user password X3# (4-12 alphanumeric
characters). The password is case sensitive.
Special characters (spaces or symbols) are not
allowed.
N A user password cannot be assigned if an administrator password does not exist.
Clear user password24
Clear the user password only.
E • CU }
W %20 CU|
Ipu • ]
View user password
E CU }
W CU|
X4! ]
View password level X4!, shown with leading
zeros.
Set extended level password24
E X5! , X3# CO }
W X5! 2%C X3# CO|
Ipo X5! • X4! ]
Clear extended level password24
E X5! , CO }
E X5! CO }
W X5! 2%C CO|
Ipo X5! • ]
View extended level password
W X5! CO|
X4! ]
Set password X3# for security level X5!.
X5! = 1 through 10.
Remove password from security level X5!.
View password level X4!, shown with leading
Set read-only security level support24
E X6^ * X6* EP }
W X6^ %2A X6* EP|
Pvo X6^ * X6* ]
zeros.
Enable no-password login at security level
X6*.
For X6^:
0 = no-password logon disabled
1 = no-passwors logon enabled
For X6*:
0 = no-password logon is placed one level
below the lowest existing password level (0
through 11).
1 through 11 = no-password logon enabled
at the level specified if an admin. password
exists.
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Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
E EP }
E CK }
W EP|
W CK|
X6^ * X6* ]
X5@ ]
View the security level X5@ of the current
connection. For X5@:
0 = Anonymous
1-10 = Extended security level
11 = User
12 = Administrator
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Pvl X5@ ]
Set Verbose mode24
E X2@ CV }
W X2@ CV|
X2@ ]
Read connection's security level
E CK }
W CK|
X5@ ]
Command
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
IP setup commands (continued)
View read-only security level support24
Query session security level
View status and level of no-password security.
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Enable or disable verbose mode type X2@.
For X2@:
0 = clear/none
1 = verbose mode
2 = tagged responses for queries
3 = mode and tagged responses for queries.
Default is 0 for Telnet connections and 1 for
RS-232/422 control.
N The processor can send out unsolicited information (such as notice of a change in volume, input or some other setting). That is called a verbose (wordy) relationship between the
processor and a connected device. For a direct RS-232/422 connection, the processor is set for verbose mode by default. When the MGP 464 is connected via Ethernet, verbose
mode is disabled by default in order to reduce the amount of communication traffic on the network. If you want to use the verbose mode with a processor connected via Ethernet,
this mode must be set to On each time you reconnect to the processor.
Read verbose mode
E CV }
X2@ ]
W CV|
With tagged response – verbose modes 2 and 3:
Pvl X5@ ]
Re-map port designations
Set Telnet port map24
Reset Telnet port map24
Disable Telnet port map24
Read Telnet port map
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Set Web port map24
Reset Web port map24
E {port#} MT }
E 23MT }
E 0MT }
E MT }
E {port#} MH }
E 80MH }
W {port#} MT|
Pmt {port#} ]
W 23MT|
Pmt 00023 ]
W 0MT|
W MT|
Pmt 00000 ]
W {port#} MH|
Pmh {port#} ]
W 80MH|
Pmh 00080 ]
{port#} ]
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Command
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
E 0MH }
E MH }
E {port#} MD }
E 2001MD }
E 0MD }
E MD }
W 0MH|
Pmh 00000 ]
W MH|
{port#} ]
W {port#} MD|
Pmd {port#} ]
W 2001MD|
Pmd 02001 ]
W 0MD|
Pmd 00000 ]
W MD|
{port#} ]
E CC }
W CC|
Number of connections
E DF }
W DF|
(See below.)
W LF|
(See below.)
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Re-map port designations (continued)
Disable Web port map24
Read Web port map24
Set Direct Access port map24
Reset Direct Access port map24
Disable Direct Access port map24
Read Direct Access port map24
Listing connections
Get connection listing
File commands
List files from current directory
Retrieve a list of files stored in the MGP 464.
List files from current directory and below
E LF }
Unit Telnet text responses:
filename x • date/time • length ]
filename x • date/time • length ]
filename x • date/time • length ]
filename x • date/time • length ]
...
space_remaining • bytes left ] ]
Each line of the response lists a different file
name and its corresponding file size. The
last line of the response indicates how much
available file space remains.
Unit Web responses (HTML sample code):
var file – new Array ():
file [1] = "filename 1, date 1, filesize 1";
file [1] = "filename 2, date 2, filesize 2";
file [1] = "filename 3, date 3, filesize 3";
...
file [n] = "filename n, date n, filesize n";
file [1] = "filename n+1, date n+1, filesize n+1";
Stream files via port 80
Load file to user flash memory
Retrieve file from user flash memory
Example
Use POST on port 80 followed by the delimited data to be written to the flash file memory.
Responds with raw unprocessed data in file.
Send a page GET on port 80 followed by: WSF|
http://192.168.254.254/mypage.html?cmd=WSF|
Stream files via Telnet or RS-232
Load file to user flash memory
E + UF filesize, filename }
Retrieve file from user flash memory
E filename SF }
{Raw unprocessed data in file up to filesize}
1B filename 53 46 0D
Upl ]
Responds with 4 bytes of file size + raw unprocessed data in file.
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Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command/response table for IP SIS commands (continued)
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
URL Encoded (Web)
Response
E X1$ , X1% CM }
W X1$ %2C X1% CM|
Ipm • X1$ , X1% ]
W X1$ %2C X1% CM|
X1$ , X1% ]
(host to processor)
(host to processor)
(Processor to host)
Additional description
Mail server setup commands
Set mail server IP, unit domain name24
X1$ = IP address, format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
X1% = mail domain name.
Read mail server IP, unit domain name24 28
E CM }
Directory commands
Change/create directory
E {path} / {directory}/CJ }
W {path} / {directory}/CJ|
N A directory does not actually exist until a file has been copied into the path.
Move back to root directory
E / CJ }
W %2F CJ|
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Move up one directory
View current directory
Dir • {path} / {directory} / ]
Dir • / ]
E .. CJ }
E CJ }
W %2E %2E CJ|
Dir • {path} / {directory} / ]
W CJ|
{path} / {directory} / ]
E {filename} EF }
E / EF }
W {filename} EF|
Del • {filename} ]
W / EF|
Ddl ]
W // EF|
Ddl ]
W ZFFF|
Zpf ]
Reset (Zap) / Erase commands
Erase user-supplied Web page/file24 28
Erase current directory and its files24 28
Erase current directory and subdirectories24 28
Erase flash memory
E // EF }
E ZFFF }
Reset all device settings to factory default24
Zpx ]
No IP-related settings are reset.
W ZQQQ|
Zpq ]
Absolute reset retaining IP24
E ZY }
W ZY|
Zpy ]
Reset all settings/memories, including all
adjustments, the IP address, and the subnet
mask, to the factory default values. The IP
address is reset to 192.168.254.254, and the
subnet mask is set to 255.255.0.0 (identical to
reset mode 5).
Same as Absolute system reset (EZQQQ)
except that IP settings, including IP address,
subnet mask, gateway address, unit name,
DHCP setting, and port mapping (Telnet/
Web/Direct Access) are excluded in order
to preserve communication with the device.
(Recommended after a firmware update.)
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E ZXXX }
E ZQQQ }
W ZXXX|
Absolute system reset24
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Software Configuration and Control, cont’d
Windows®-based Control Software
The MGP 464 Windows-based control software program provides a convenient way
to configure the inputs, output, windows, and images in each window. It also lets
you save and recall input and window presets, and perform nearly all the other
functions that can be accomplished via the front panel controls, the SIS commands,
or the MGP 464 Web pages.
Using the software, you can do the following types of tasks to configure your MGP:
Input configuration — Specify a name; video signal type; size in pixels of the active
video area; horizontal/vertical start points of the total video display area; and
the windows 1, 2, 3, and 4 pixel sampling points (pixel phase) for each of the
19 inputs.
Output configuration — Set output resolution, refresh rate, sync polarity, and
signal type (RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, or YUV bi-level and tri-level); select a test
pattern; and enable/disable blue mode in order to set video color and tint
levels.
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Picture controls — Position and size the four windows and the images within the
windows, zoom in or out on the images/windows, and make fine adjustments
to contrast, brightness, color, tint, and detail.
Presets — Create, save, and recall window and input presets.
Window configuration — Set window priority; border color; text label colors, size,
and location; and transition effects for each window of the display.
Background capture — Capture the entire display on the output screen and save it
as a bitmap, to be recalled and used as a window background when needed.
Installing the software
The MGP 464 configuration software is provided on a CD that is delivered with
your MGP 464 unit. To use the software, you must install the program on your PC.
Follow these steps:
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1.
Insert CD ROM Disk B into your CD drive. The disk should start
automatically. If it does not, open your Windows Explorer and double-click
LAUNCH.EXE on the CD drive to start it.
2.
On the Software Products Disk B screen (shown on the next
page), click the Software button.
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3.
In the table on the Control Software screen, scroll to locate the MGP 464, and
click the Install link in the far right column.
4.
On the File Download window that appears, click Run to begin installing the
program.
File Download window
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Link to the installation software on the MGP 464 CD
Software Configuration and Control, cont’d
If you want to save the installation file (MGP464Setupvn_n.exe) to your
desktop to run later, click Save instead of Run. On the Save As window, save
the setup file to the desired location on your PC. When you are ready to
install the software, double-click on the MGP464SW1xn.exe icon, click Run on
the Security prompt, and restart the procedure at step 4.
4.
Another Security prompt appears. Click Run on this window to continue with
the installation.
5.
Follow the instructions on the InstallShield Wizard screens to complete the
program installation.
By default the installation creates a folder called “MGP464” in the following
location on your computer:
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c: \Program Files\Extron\MGP464
If there is no Extron folder in your Program Files folder, the installation
program creates it as well.
6.
When installation is complete, close the Software Products screen. You can
now start the Windows-based control program.
Downloading the MGP 464 software from the Web
The MGP 464 Windows-based control program is also available on the Extron Web
site at www.extron.com. From this site, you can also download updates to the
MGP software as they become available.
To access the software on the Web,
1.
Open the Extron Web page, and select the Download tab.
2.
On the Download Center screen, click the Control Software
button (shown at right). A Control Software screen is
displayed, containing a list of control software products.
3.
In one of the linked alphabets displayed across the top and
bottom of the screen, click M.
4.
On the “M” software products page, scroll to locate MGP 464, and click the
Download link at the far right.
5.
On the next screen, fill in the required information.
6.
Click the Download MGP464SW1xn.exe button.
7.
On the File Download - Security Warning window that appears, click Run to
begin downloading the installer file.
If you want to save the installation file (MGP 464WSetupv1_n.exe) to your
computer hard drive to run later, click Save. On the Save As window that
opens, save the setup file to the desired location. When you are ready to
install the software, double-click on the MGP464SW1xn.exe icon, click Run on
the download screen that opens, and restart this procedure at step 8.
8.
On the second security prompt window that opens, click Run again to start
the installation process.
9.
Follow the instructions on the InstallShield Wizard screens to complete the
software program installation. By default the installation creates a folder
called “MGP464” in the following location on the computer:
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c: \Program Files\Extron\MGP464
If there is no Extron folder in your Program Files folder, the installation
program creates it as well.
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
Starting the control program
The MGP 464 software help program provides information on settings and on how
to use the control program itself.
1.
To run the MGP 464 configuration program, do either of the following:
•
Double-click on the MGP464.exe icon, located on your computer at:
c: \Program Files\Extron\MGP464
Access the program from the Start menu on your computer as follows:
a.
Click Start on your computer screen.
b.
Select All Programs from the Start menu.
c.
From the All Programs menu, select Extron Electronics.
d.
From the Extron Electronics menu, select MGP 464.
e.
Select MGP 464 Control Program.
The Communication Type Selection window appears.
2.
On the Communication Type Selection window, select the tab for the
communication method you want to use between your computer and the
MGP 464.
N Most items in the MGP 464 control program can also be configured via the
front panel, or via the MGP 464 Web site. (Virtual inputs 5 through 19 cannot
be configured from the front panel.) For details on features and settings,
see chapter 3, "Operation," to configure via the front panel, or chapter 4, "SIS
Configuration and Control," to configure using the Web pages.
Comm Port Selection window with TCP/IP and RS232 tabs
•
Select TCP/IP if you are using the LAN port.
N If you will be uploading firmware, you should use this connection.
•
Select RS232 if you are using either of the serial ports. (The front panel
TRS configuration port supports only RS-232. The 9-pin rear panel serial
port supports both RS-232 and RS-422 .
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•
Software Configuration and Control, cont’d
3.
•
TCP/IP: Enter your MGP’s IP address, Telnet port (the default is 23), and
a password if desired.
•
RS-232/422: Select your PC’s communication port from the Port menu,
and the baud rate from the Speed menu. All other parameters are preset.
Click OK. After a few seconds, the MGP 464 main window opens.
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4.
On the selected tab, enter the information required for the type of
communication you chose.
MGP 464 window
5.
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For information on configuring the MGP 464 using the Windows-based
software, refer to the program’s help. To access the help file, select Contents
from the Help pull-down menu, or press the F1 key.
MGP 464 • Software Configuration and Control
5
Chapter Five
HTML Configuration and Control
Accessing the Web Pages
Viewing System Status
Using the Configuration Page
Using the File Management Page
Using the Control Page
Using the Background Page
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MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
HTML Configuration and Control
The MGP 464 can be controlled and configured using HTML Web pages accessed
over a network or from a local PC connected to the MGP 464’s LAN port. The
MGP 464 has factory-installed HTML Web pages that allow you to select and
configure inputs, adjust picture controls, configure windows, save and recall
presets, and perform other processor functions. Access these HTML pages using a
Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
N Administrators have access to all of the Web pages and are able to make changes
to settings. Users can access the pages on the System Status, Control, and
Background tabs only.
Accessing the Web Pages
To access the MGP 464’s HTML Web pages:
1.
Start the Web browser program.
2.
Enter the MGP 464’s IP address in the browser’s Address field.
N If your local system administrators have not changed the address, use the factoryspecified default, 192.168.254.254, for this field.
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3.
If you want the browser to display a page other than the default page (such as
a custom page that you have created and uploaded), enter a slash (/) and the
name of the file to open.
N The browser’s Address field should display the address in the following format:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/{optional_file_name.html}
N The following characters are invalid in file names:
{space} ~ @ = ‘ [ ] { } < > ’ “ ; : | \ and ?.
4.
Press the Enter key. If the MGP 464’s HTML pages are not password
protected, the browser displays a start page as described in step 5.
If the MGP 464’s HTML page are password protected, the browser displays
the Enter Network Password dialog box.
Example of an Enter Network Password dialog box
a.
Enter the administrator or user password in the Password field.
N A User Name entry is not required.
b. If desired, select the Remember my password check box to have the
system input your password the next time you enter the IP address.
c.
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Click OK.
MGP 464 • HTML Configuration and Control
5.
If in step 4 you entered the filename for a custom HTML page, the browser
displays that page. If not, the browser displays the System Status page, which
is the MGP 464’s default start page. You can select the tabs at the top of this
screen to display additional screens that enable you to configure and operate
the MGP 464.
Viewing System Status
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The System Status Web page on the Status tab provides information on your
MGP 464’s current settings. Changes must be made via the Configuration Web
pages, the MGP 464 Windows-based configuration software, SIS commands, or
the MGP 464 front panel. Personnel who have user access can view this page
but cannot access the Configuration pages; they see only the Status, Control, and
Background tabs. The following figure shows a typical MGP 464 System Status
Web page.
System Status screen
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HTML Configuration and Control, cont’d
Using the Configuration Page
There are six Configuration Web pages, which only administrators can access.
These pages are listed in the sidebar menu at the left of the Configuration screen.
The following sections describe the changes you can make from these screens.
System Settings screen
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On the System Settings screen (shown below), you can set date and time
parameters, and change the IP information for the MGP 464.
System Settings screen
To change your system settings,
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1.
On the Configuration tab, select System Settings from the sidebar menu at the
left edge of the screen.
2.
Select or enter the new information in the desired field(s) in either the IP
Settings or the Date/Time Settings section.
3.
When you have made all the desired inputs in one section, click the Submit
button at the bottom of the section. The new settings appear in the fields.
4.
Follow steps 2 and 3 to make changes in the other section, if needed.
MGP 464 • HTML Configuration and Control
Scaler I/O Settings screen
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On the Scaler I/O Settings screen (shown below), you can specify configuration
settings for the 4 fully configurable inputs, the 15 virtual inputs, and the output.
You can also select a test pattern and enable or disable blue mode.
Scaler I/O Settings screen
Configuring the inputs
The Input Configuration section of the Scaler I/O Settings screen lets you name,
enable and disable film mode for 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown, and select the video signal
type for each of the 19 available inputs.
Naming inputs
You can assign names to the inputs using the input name boxes located beneath
each input number. The name in this box is displayed on the screen as a text label
in the window, unless you specify otherwise. (See “Window Settings screen,” later
in this chapter.)
Initially, a default name is displayed in each box:
Input##
N If you select a virtual input that actually consists of two inputs (S-video) or
three inputs (YUVi), only the first input number of the set is displayed in the
window.
For example, if inputs 5, 6, and 7 have been configured together as a YUVi
input, only 5 appears as the input number on the screen.
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HTML Configuration and Control, cont’d
To change the name of an input,
1.
On the Scaler I/O Settings screen, select and delete the text in the box under
the desired input number.
2.
Enter a name of up to 16 characters for the input. The following characters
may be used:
Symbols: : / – _ + “
Numerals: 0 through 9
Letters: Lowercase a through z, uppercase A through Z
Spaces also can be used.
Selecting the video signal type
Under each input name box is a pull-down menu from which you can select the
video signal type for the input.
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Signal type — RGB, YUV-HD, RGBcvS, and DVI (MGP 464 DI
only) are available on inputs 1 through 4 only. YUVi
component video, S-video, and composite video are
available on all inputs.
The virtual inputs (5 through 19) are displayed on the
screen in groups of three, with one drop-down menu for
each set of three inputs.
For each virtual input group,
•
If you select YUVi from the menu, all three
inputs in the group are configured together
as one component video input.
•
If you select S-Video,Comp, the first (top) two
inputs are configured as S-video and the
third, as composite.
•
If you select Comp,Comp,Comp, each input in
the group is configured as composite video.
Film mode — To place an input in film mode, which enables 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown,
select the Film Mode check box below or to the right of the signal type menu.
If RGB, YUV-HD, or DVI is selected as the signal type, this check box is
unavailable.
Configuring the output
In the Output Configuration section of the Scaler I/O Settings screen, you can select
output parameters from the following pull-down menus:
Resolution — Select the resolution at which the image is displayed on the output
screen.
Refresh Rate — Select the rate in Hz at which the output screen is refreshed.
Sync Format — Select the output signal type required by the display device.
Available formats are RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YUV bi-level and YUV tri-level.
Polarity — Select the combination of horizontal and vertical synchronization signal
polarities.
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Test pattern — YouMGP
can select
one of
the test patterns shown on the next page to
464 Test
Patterns
adjust the display for color, convergence, focus, resolution, contrast, grayscale,
and aspect ratio.
Colorbars (8)
X-Hatch
(16x12)
4x4 X-Hatch
Grey Scale
Ramp
Alt. Pixels
White Field
Crop
4 x3
x
4x3
4x3
16x9
4x3
16x9
4 x3
Side-By-Side
(16x9 crop)
Side-By-Side
(4x3 crop)
Quad Split
PIP Images
(4x3)
1.85 Aspect
2.35 Aspect
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4 x3
4 x3
16x9
4 x3
4 x3
PIP Images
(16x9)
1.78 Aspect
Test patterns available on the MGP 464
Enabling/disabling blue mode
In the Blue Screen Mode section, select the Off or On radio button to disable or
enable blue mode. When you enable blue mode, only the sync and blue video
signals are passed to the display. This helps in setting up the color and tint.
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Window Settings screen
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The Window Settings screen, shown below, enables you to specify various
parameters for windows 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Window Settings screen
The following fields are provided:
Window Selection — Select one of the window radio buttons in this section to
specify the window for which you are changing parameters. The All button
selects all the windows, enabling you to quickly specify the same parameters
for all four of the windows.
Window Priority — In this section you can set how the windows overlap one
another or “stack” on the display. For example, the window with priority 1
is displayed in front of (on top of) all the other windows. (If it is sized to fill
the screen, the other windows are not visible.) If the window with priority
1 is closed, the window with priority 2 is displayed in front, overlapping or
covering the others.
See “Setting window priority,” on the next page, for instructions on using this
section.
Window Effect/Duration — From the Window Effect pull-down menu in this
section, select a transition effect to be used when windows are muted (closed)
or unmuted (opened). See “Available effects,” in the “Window Configuration
menu” section of chapter 3, “Operation,” for a description of the available
transition effects.
From the Effect Duration menu in this section, select the amount of seconds
that the MGP takes to complete a transition (displaying the transition effect on
the output screen) when muting or unmuting a window.
N If you select Cut from the Window Effect menu, any selection from the Effect
Duration menu is ignored.
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Border — In this section you can make selections from the following menus to
specify parameters for the text label or for the border on the selected window.
You can specify a different color for each window if desired.
Window Border Color: Select a color for the border around the entire
window display. The defaults are Red, Green, Blue, and Magenta for
windows 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Off specifies that there is no window
border.
Text Border Color: Select a color for the border surrounding the text label.
The default is Black.
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Off specifies that there is no special background for the text label;
only the window background is behind the text. (The window
background is specified from the Advanced Configuration menu.)
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Translucent specifies that the window background shows through
the text background with a cloudy effect.
Text — In this section you can make selections from the following menus to specify
parameters for the label text in the selected window.
Text Color: Select a color for the text in the label displayed in the window.
The default is Black.
Text Location: Select the area on the screen in which a text label is displayed
on all windows. The default is None, which specifies that no text label is
displayed.
Text Size: Select Small, Medium, or Large for the size of the text label on the
selected window.
Setting window priority
The Window Priority section of the Window Settings screen lets you set the priority
for each of the four windows individually. Follow these steps to set window
priority:
1.
From the “1st” pull-down menu in the Window Priority section, select the
window to which you want to give first priority. The window that you select
here covers or overlaps all the other windows on the screen unless it is muted.
2.
From the “2nd,” “3rd,” and “4th” menus, select the window to which you
want to assign second, third, and fourth priority, respectively.
3.
When finished selecting from the priority menus, click Set to establish your
priority selections.
N If you assign the same window two priorities, your selections are not
implemented when you click Set, and the priority fields return to their previous
selections.
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Text Background Color: Select a color for the text label background. The
default is White.
HTML Configuration and Control, cont’d
Passwords screen
The Passwords screen lets you assign an administrator and/or user password to
control access to the MGP 464 Web pages.
N An administrator password must be in place before a user password can be
assigned.
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N Passwords must contain 4 to 12 alphanumeric characters. Symbols and spaces
are not allowed, and the passwords are case sensitive.
Passwords screen
Assigning a password
To assign passwords,
1.
Enter the new administrator password in the Administrator Password field.
2.
In the Re-enter Admin Password field, enter the same password again to
confirm it.
3.
If you want to assign a user password, enter it in the User Password field.
N You cannot assign a user password unless an administrator password has been
assigned.
4.
Reenter the same user password in the Re-enter the User Password field.
5.
Click the Submit button to set the password(s).
Clearing a password
To remove an assigned password,
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1.
In the Administrator Password or User Password field, enter a single space.
2.
Enter a single space in the Re-enter Admin Password or the Re-enter User
Password field.
3.
Click the Submit button.
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Email Alerts screen
The Email Alerts screen enables you to set up the MGP 464 to automatically send
e-mail alert messages when any of its settings are changed. You can enter up to 64
e-mail addresses to alert recipients that an event has occurred.
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You can also specify that SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) authorization is
needed for the MGP to accept incoming e-mail. This prevents spam from taking up
space in the MGP’s e-mail system.
Email Alerts screen (top portion)
Setting up e-mail alerts
To set up the system to send e-mail alerts when MGP settings are changed,
1.
On the sidebar menu on the Configuration tab, click Email Alerts.
2.
On the Email Alerts screen, click the Edit button located to the right of the
Mail IP Address and Domain Name fields. The button changes to Save.
3.
Enter your MGP 464’s IP address and your domain name in the appropriate
fields. (This information is available from your network administrator.)
4.
If your MGP has a password assigned, enter it.
5.
Click the Save button.
To set up e-mail addresses for notification, do the following for each recipient of
e-mail alerts:
1.
Click the Edit button at the right end of the address row. The Edit button
changes to Save.
2.
Enter the e-mail address of the recipient, and the file name on your computer
(.eml extension) that contains the message.
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3.
Click the Save button to save the changes. The Save button changes back to
Edit.
Setting up SMTP authorization
To set the MGP to require SMTP authorization before accepting any e-mail,
1.
To enable the SMTP authorization fields, click the Edit button at the right of
the Mail IP Address field. The Edit button changes to Save.
2.
Select the SMTP Authorization Required check box, located below the Domain
Name field. This enables the User Name and Password fields below the check
box.
3.
In the User Name and Password fields, enter a user name and a password that
senders must enter in order for the MGP to accept their e-mail messages.
For the User name, you can use any combination of letters, numerals, spaces,
and symbols except the comma (,) and the single and double quotation marks
(‘ and “). For the password, you can use all characters except the comma. The
user name and password can each be from 1 to 30 characters.
N You must specify both a user name and a password.
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4.
Click the Save button next to the Mail IP Address field to save your user name
and password.
To remove SMTP authorization, click Edit, clear the SMTP Authorization Required
check box, then click Save.
Firmware Upgrade screen
The Firmware Upgrade screen enables you to install a new version of firmware to
your MGP 464. You can download the latest firmware version from the Extron Web
site to your computer. Appendix B provides more details on firmware updating.
Firmware Upgrade screen
Determining the current firmware version
There are two methods you can use to find out what firmware version is currently
installed on your MGP 464:
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Using the LCD screen: Watch the LCD window as you connect the MGP 464
to a power source. The first piece of information displayed on the screen is
the firmware version (along with the product name).
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Using the System Status Web page: Select the Status tab on the MGP Web
page to display the System Status screen. The firmware version is on the
third line (to the right of the part number) in the System Description section.
Downloading the firmware
1.
Visit the Extron Web site (www.extron.com) and click the Download tab.
2.
On the Download Center page, click the Firmware link on the left sidebar.
3.
On the Firmware page, scroll down to the “MGP 464” line, or click the letter M
in the alphabet displayed across the top of the page.
4.
Click the Download link located at the far right of the MGP 464 line.
5.
On the next page, fill in the required information, then click the
Download_MGP464_FWnxnn.exe button. A File Download - Security Warning
window is displayed.
6.
Click Save. A Save As window opens.
7.
Browse to the folder where you want to save the firmware installation file on
your computer, and click Save.
8.
When ready to install the new firmware on your computer, locate the
downloaded file, and double-click on it to open it.
9.
Follow the instructions on the Installation Wizard screens to install the new
firmware on your computer. A Release Notes file, giving information on
what has changed in the new firmware version, and a set of instructions for
updating the firmware are also loaded to your computer.
Updating the firmware on the MGP 464
After you have installed the new firmware on your computer, you must upload it to
the MGP 464. Follow these steps to update the firmware using the Web pages.
1.
On the MGP 464’s Configuration tab, select Firmware Upgrade from the
sidebar menu to display the Firmware Upgrade screen.
2.
Click Browse to open the Choose file window, and locate the firmware file on
your computer or server. The file extension must be .S19.
Choose file window
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C
Uploading a file with an extension other than .S19 may cause the unit to
stop functioning.
3.
Open the firmware file. Its name appears in the field below the Current
Firmware Version on the Firmware Upgrade screen.
4.
Click the Upload button on the Firmware Update screen to start the firmware
update process. While the firmware is being uploaded, the Upload button
changes to Uploading...; and the LCD window on the MGP displays first
“Firmware Upload Please Wait!!!,” then “Firmware Reboot Please Wait!!!”
N While the firmware is uploading and rebooting, do not press any front panel buttons or make any selections on the Web pages.
When the uploading process is complete, the Uploading... button on the screen
changes back to Upload.
N As an alternative method of updating the MGP’s firmware, you can use the
Firmware Loader software. See appendix B, “Firmware Upgrade Guide,” for
information on downloading and using this software.
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Using the File Management Page
The File Management page lets you upload files to the MGP 464 from your
computer or network, and to delete files from the unit. You can also upload
personalized Web pages via this screen. To access the File Management page, select
the File Management tab on the MGP 464 Web page.
You can use this function to load background images from your computer or the
internet to display on the output screen. All background image files must be 24-bit
bitmaps. The image files must be loaded to a folder named “nortxe-graphics.”
File Management screen
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Uploading files
Names of files to be uploaded to the MGP 464 must contain only valid
alphanumeric characters and underscores. No spaces or special characters
(symbols) are allowed.
To upload files from the server,
1.
Click the Browse button to the right of the file name field.
2.
Browse to locate the file that you want to upload, and open it. The file’s
name and directory path are displayed in the file name field on the File
Management screen.
3.
Click the Upload File button. The selected file name appears in the Files
column on the File Management screen. (Files are listed separately under
headings of their extensions.)
Adding a directory
1.
Enter the directory name in the Dir: field, following the slash (/).
2.
Click the Add Dir button.
3.
With the directory name displayed, perform the Uploading files procedure
described in the previous section to add a file to the directory. The directory
name appears at the top of the Files column, preceded by a slash.
To add more files to the directory, click the directory name to open it, then use the
Uploading files procedure. To exit the directory, click (root) or (back).
Other file management activities
You can also perform the following tasks on the File Management screen:
Open a file — Click on the name of the file in the Files column.
Delete a file — Click the Delete button at the right end of the line that contains the
file you want to remove.
Delete all files — Click the Delete All button.
Display files by file extension — The Filter by File Extension menu lists the
extensions of the files that have been uploaded to the MGP. This menu lets
you choose to display only files with the extension you select. Select All to
display all uploaded files.
Filter by File Extension menu
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To add a directory or folder to the MGP 464’s file system,
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Using the Control Page
The screens that you can access through the Control page enable you to configure
the windows and images, select inputs, and manage window and input presets.
Picture Controls screen
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The Picture Controls screen allows you to configure and control the MGP 464
windows and the images within them. You can also select the input for each
window.
Picture Controls screen
The Picture Controls screen contains the following sections:
Window Selection
This section contains the following buttons:
Window radio buttons — Select one of the radio buttons to specify the window(s)
to which the other selections on this screen will apply.
N The All radio button cannot be used to make adjustments in the Window
Controls and the Image Controls section. These selections must be made for one
window at a time.
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Auto — Click this button to perform an automatic image adjustment to the selected
window. The MGP measures where the active area starts and stops, and
adjusts input sampling accordingly, so that the image fills the window.
When you click Auto, the processor measures the sync frequencies of the
incoming video source and sets the active image area and sampling frequency.
If an unknown input is connected to the MGP, the processor measures and
estimates the resolution of the incoming video. If the estimate proves not to
be accurate, the Auto Image function makes measurements to more accurately
set up the input sampling.
Mute — The Mute button closes or opens the selected window. When the selected
window is muted, this button is highlighted. To unmute the selected window,
click Mute again. The highlighting is removed from the button.
If you switch inputs while a window is frozen, the freeze mode is cancelled
and the new input’s image appears in the window.
N In order to see your Mute and Freeze selections reflected on the front panel, you
must also press the front panel Output Window button that corresponds to the
window you selected on the screen. (The Mute and Freeze buttons blink while
muting and freezing, respectively, are enabled.)
Input sections
In the following sections, you can click a button to specify an input for the currently
selected window. When an input is selected, its button is highlighted on the screen.
RGB/HD/Video Inputs — Click one of these buttons to choose one of the
fully configurable inputs (1 through 4) for the selected window. On the
MGP 464 DI, these buttons also select among the four DVI inputs.
Virtual Video Inputs — Click one of these buttons to
choose one of the virtual inputs (5 through 19) for the
selected window. These inputs can pass only YUVi
component video, S-video, or composite video signals,
and cannot be configured from the front panel.
The virtual inputs are configurable in sets of three, arranged in columns on
the screen. When you click a button for an input that is configured as YUVi,
all three buttons in the group change to blue. When you click a button for
an S-video input, the top two buttons become blue (shown in the example at
right). When you click a composite video input button, only the button you
clicked turns blue.
N In order to see your input selection reflected on the front panel, you must also
press the front panel Output Window button that corresponds to the window
you selected on the screen. (The button for the selected input lights.)
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Freeze — The Freeze button freezes the current image in the currently selected
window. When the image in the selected window is frozen, this button
is highlighted. To unfreeze the selected window, click Freeze again. The
highlighting is removed from the button.
HTML Configuration and Control, cont’d
Window Controls
The Window Controls section contains five sets of controls that enable you to make
some adjustments to the selected window on the display. In the Horizontal and
Vertical Center and Size fields, you can make adjustments by entering a number in
the text box or by clicking the arrow buttons. The Zoom control can be adjusted
only by arrow buttons.
N While adjusting the window controls, watch the image on your display screen to
observe the effects of your adjustments.
In the Window Controls section, you can make the following adjustments:
Horizontal Center — Move the selected window to the right or left on the display.
The value in the text box is the distance in pixels of the window’s left edge
from the left edge of the display. The range is determined by the output size;
the default is 0 plus or minus the output rate.
Vertical Center — Move the selected window up or down on the display. The
value in the text box is the distance in lines of the window’s top edge from
the top edge of the display. The range is determined by the output rate; the
default is 0 plus or minus the output rate.
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Horizontal Size — Stretch or shrink the selected window horizontally. The value
in the text box is the window’s width in pixels. The range is determined by
the output rate.
Vertical Size — Stretch or shrink the selected window vertically. The value in the
text box is the window’s height in lines. The range depends on the output
rate.
Zoom — Change the view of the image between near and far on the display
(magnifying or reducing the total view).
Image Controls
The Image Controls section contains 16 fields that enable you to make adjustments
to the image in the selected window on the display. In most of these fields, you can
make adjustments by entering a number in the text box or by clicking the arrow
buttons. The Zoom control can be adjusted only by arrow buttons.
N While adjusting the image controls, watch the image on your display screen to
observe the effects of your adjustments.
In this section, you can make the following adjustments:
Horizontal Center — Move the image to the right or left in the selected window.
The value in the text box is the distance in pixels of the image’s left edge from
the left edge of the window. The range is dependent on the output rate; the
default is 0 plus or minus the output rate.
Vertical Center — Move the image up or down in the selected window. The value
in the text box is the distance in lines of the image’s top edge from the top
edge of the window. The range is dependent on the output; the default is 0
plus or minus the output rate.
Horizontal Size — Stretch or shrink the image horizontally. The value in the text
box is the width of the image in pixels. The range is dependent on the output
rate.
Vertical Size — Stretch or shrink the image vertically. The value in the text box is
the height of the image in lines. The range is dependent on the output rate.
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Horizontal Start Location — Specify the distance in pixels from the left edge of the
selected input’s total video display area to the left edge of its active area. The
default is 128.
Vertical Start Location — Specify the distance in lines from the top edge of the
selected input’s total video display area to the top edge of its active area. The
default is 128.
Color — Adjust the intensity of the colors in the selected window. (At the lowest
adjustment, all colors appear as shades of gray.) The range is 000 to 127; the
default is 064.
Tint — Change the appearance of the colors in the selected window. The range is
000 to 127; the default is 064.
Contrast — Increase or decrease the range of image light and dark values in the
selected window. The range is 000 to 127; the default is 064.
Detail — Adjust the sharpness of the image in the selected window. The range is
000 to 127; default is 064.
Pixel Phase — Adjust the point at which pixels are sampled for the image in the
selected window. The range is 1 to 31; the default is 16.
Total Pixels — Increase or decrease the width in pixels of the total line of video.
The default is the auto-sensed value. The range is ±256 from the auto-sensed
value.
Active Pixels — Increase or decrease the width in pixels of the active video area of
the selected input. The default is the auto-sensed value. The range is ±256
from the auto-sensed value.
Active Lines — Increase or decrease the height in lines of the active video area of
the selected input. The default is the auto-sensed value. The range is ±256
from the auto-sensed value.
Zoom — Increase or decrease the size of the image in the selected window while
keeping the aspect ratio constant. The range is dependent on the output rate.
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Brightness — Increase or decrease the intensity of video light in the selected
window. The range is 000 to 127; the default is 064.
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Presets screen
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On the Presets screen, you can name, save and recall window presets; and save and
recall input presets.
Presets screen
The Presets screen is divided into the following sections:
Window Presets
A window preset is a file containing all the settings that have been specified for the
windows. The MGP 464 has 128 preset memory locations, in which it can store up
to 128 window presets. Presets save information for all four windows.
The following settings can be saved in a window preset:
Window border color
Window priority
Window mute status
Label text color
Label text size
Label location
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Label border color
Label background color
Window background setting
Window size/position
Image size/position in the window
Default presets
The MGP 464 is delivered with 30 different default window presets, which are
stored in the MGP’s 128 preset memory locations. (Because there are more memory
locations than presets, each default preset is stored in at least two locations.) The
following figure shows the factory default preset window configurations. These
presets can be used for any output rate. If you overwrite them, you can recover
them by selecting Factory Defaults from the Advanced Configuration menu.
Preset #2
Preset #3
1
2
3
4
Preset #8
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
3
3
3
4
4
4
Preset #10
1
2
Preset #14
2
1
4
3
1
1
3
4
Preset #11
Preset #12
1
1
1
Preset #16
Preset #17
Preset #18
1
2
1
4
3
3
Preset #20
Preset #21
1
2
2
3
4
1
4
4
4
2
2
Preset #15
2
Preset #19
3
2
1
2
1
2
Preset #6
2
Preset #9
1
Preset #13
3
Preset #5
2
1
1,2, 3, 4
All Fullscreen
Preset #7
Preset #4
2
2
1
2
Preset #22
3
4
Preset #23
1
3
2
3
Preset #24
4
1
4
1
2
1
2
3
Preset #25
4
3
Preset #26
Preset #27
4
1
Preset #28
Preset #29
2
3
4
Preset #30
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
3
4
3
4
3
3
1
2
1
2
4
4
3
4
3
4
Factory default preset configurations
In the Window Presets section, you can do the following:
Naming a window preset
To change the name of a preset,
1.
From the Select Preset menu in the Preset Save/Recall section, select a preset
to rename. The name of your selected preset is displayed in the Preset Name
field.
2.
In the Preset Name field, enter the name you want to give the selected preset.
The following characters are may be used:
Symbols: : / – + “ _ [space]
Numerals: 0 through 9
Letters: Lowercase a through z, uppercase A through Z
3.
Click the Change Preset Name button. The new name replaces the one you
selected on the Select Preset menu.
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Saving (creating) a window preset
To save all the current window settings as a preset,
1.
From the Select Preset menu, select the preset number to which you want to
save the current settings for all the windows.
2.
Click Save Preset.
Recalling a window preset
To recall a saved preset and enable all its settings,
1.
From the Select Preset menu, select the name of the preset that you want to
recall.
2.
If you want to recall all window settings contained in the selected preset,
including the input displayed when the preset was saved, click Recall Preset
with Input.
If you do not want to recall the inputs for the selected preset, click Recall
Preset.
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Selecting a window preset transition effect
In the Window Preset Effect section, you can select either a cut or a slide transition
effect with which windows will be resized and/or repositioned when a new preset
is selected.
•
Cut effect — The window immediately moves to the location specified for it
in the new preset, and is instantly resized.
•
Real time motion effect — The window appears to slide to its new position
and is resized slowly enough for its progress to be observed.
Follow these steps to specify a window transition effect between presets:
1.
From the Window Effect menu, select Real time motion or Cut.
2.
From the Effect Duration menu, select the amount of seconds the MGP will
take to complete the transition to its new size and location.
N Effect Duration applies only if the Real time motion effect was selected.
N The duration set here is the same value as the Window Effect duration. Input Presets
An input preset is a file containing settings such as the signal type, image control
settings, and window text for the input that is currently displayed in a selected
window. The MGP 464 has 128 memory preset locations to which you can save
settings as input presets.
The following settings are contained in the input presets:
Input Type
Input Name
Film Mode On/Off
Brightness
Tint
Horizontal Start
Vertical Start
Pixel Phase
Contrast
Detail (sharpness)
Total Pixels
Active Pixels
Active Lines
Color
Percentage of window filled*
*Image size and position are saved as a percent of the window, so that the input
preset can be used for any size window.
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In the Input Presets section, you can do the following:
Saving (creating) an input preset
To save all the settings for the currently selected input as a preset,
1.
Select a Window Selection radio button to specify the window whose group of
settings for the current input will be saved as a preset.
2.
From the Input Preset menu, select a preset number to which you want to
save the input’s settings.
3.
Click Save Preset.
1.
Select a Window Selection radio button to specify the input for which the
settings will be recalled.
2.
From the Input Preset menu, select the preset number you want to recall.
3.
Click the Recall Preset button to enable all settings contained in the selected
preset.
Using the Background Page
The Image Settings screen on the Background page lets you select a background for
the output display. You can choose a background color, or you can upload bitmap
images to the MGP, and select one as the display background. You can also specify
the image from a DVI input to display live as the background on the screen.
Selecting a background color
To change the background color on the output display, select a color from the
Background Color pull-down menu. The default selection, Off, results in a black
background.
Displaying a background image
An image can be displayed as a background behind the windows on the output
screen. This can be done by uploading a bitmap image to the MGP and selecting it
by using the Add and Take buttons.
Using a DVI input
To use the unscaled image from a DVI source as a live background on the output
screen,
1.
Connect a DVI source to the DVI Background connector on the rear panel.
2.
From the Background Color menu, select DVI Background Input.
Using a bitmap image
The Image Settings screen lets you upload bitmap images, including those
saved via background capture, from your computer to the MGP; and to select an
uploaded image as the background for the output screen.
N The MGP 464 supports only 24-bit bitmap files as backgrounds. The
background file names must have a .bmp extension. The MGP 464 has 16 MB
of memory to store captured or loaded images. See “Background Capture menu”
in chapter 3, “Operation,” to calculate the size of an image.
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Recalling an input preset
To recall a saved preset and enable all its settings on your MGP 464,
HTML Configuration and Control, cont’d
Uploading an image
To upload a bitmap image to the MGP,
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1.
In the Image Index field, click Add. The Add Image field is displayed.
Add Image field on the Image Settings screen
2.
Click Browse to open the Choose file window, and locate the image (.bmp) file
that you want to upload.
3.
Open the image file in the Choose File window. Its name and the path to it are
displayed in the Add Image field on the Image Settings screen.
4.
Click Upload Image. This button changes to Uploading... while the file is being
loaded.
When the uploading is complete, a thumbnail image of the uploaded file is
displayed in the Image Index section.
Selecting a background image
To select an uploaded image to be displayed as the background on the output
screen,
1.
In the Image Index section, click on the thumbnail of the image you want to
display. A larger version of the selected image appears to the right.
2.Click Take to select that image for the output background.
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Chapter Six
Special Applications
Application 1: Connecting the MGP 464 to a Matrix Switcher
Application 2: Connecting Multiple MGP 464s in Succession (Daisy-chaining)
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MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Special Applications
This chapter describes some special types of applications that represent unique
conditions. For the MGP 464 to operate properly in these situations, it is important
that it be configured correctly. On the following pages, two application examples
are described, along with their requirements for the MGP 464.
Application 1: Connecting the MGP 464 to a Matrix
Switcher
When the MGP 464 is attached to a matrix switcher, such as the CrossPoint Ultra
shown below, inputs 1 through 4 come to the MGP through the switcher, which
supports RGB, component video, S-video, and composite video signal types.
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MGP 464 • Special Applications
PC
In this type of configuration, the following occurs:
•
On the MGP, window 1 displays input 1, window 2 displays input 2, and so
forth.
•
Input switches are made at the matrix switcher instead of at the MGP.
•
Input presets are recalled on the MGP to correctly set up the input coming
from the switcher. This setup can include the video signal type; picture
controls; advanced input configuration functions such as setting the active
lines/pixels, total lines/pixels, and pixel phase; and the input name.
You can perform the required MGP setup operations using any of the following:
•
SIS commands (See chapter 4.)
•
The MGP 464 Web pages (See chapter 5.)
•
The Windows-based control software (See chapter 4 and the software’s
Help.)
Setting up the MGP to work with the switcher
1.
Install and connect the MGP as described in the “Installation Overview”
section of chapter 2, “Installation,” with the exception of step 3 . In place of
step 3, do the following:
Connect the MGP’s four fully-configurable inputs to four of the matrix
switcher’s outputs. (See the diagram below.)
Connecting the matrix switcher to the MGP 464
2.
Size the windows on the MGP to full screen. You can do this quickly by
selecting window preset 1, 31, 61, 91, or 121.
3.
On the matrix switcher, tie input 1 to the four switcher outputs that are
connected to the MGP 464. (Refer to your matrix switcher user’s manual for
the procedure.)
4.
Select window 1 on the MGP, and configure the input as follows:
a.
Set the following input sampling parameters as desired: signal type,
horizontal and vertical start, total pixels, active pixels, and active lines.
b. Set the following picture controls as desired: image size, image position,
color, tint, brightness, and contrast.
c.
Set the pixel phase for window 1, then mute the window to display the
next window behind it. Repeat this step for windows 2, 3, and 4.
d. Save the adjusted settings as Input Preset 1.
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Follow these steps to set up the MGP to work with a matrix switcher.
Special Applications, cont’d
5.
Repeat step 4 for every input on the matrix switcher that will be displayed
on the output screen via the MGP, saving the settings for each input as Input
Preset 2, 3, etc.
N Each input preset must be saved with the same number as the input on the
matrix switcher.
6.
Synchronize the MGP 464 to the matrix switcher as follows:
a.
Open the Windows-based control software.
b. From the Tools menu, select Sync MGP 464 to Matrix Switcher... . The
Sync MGP 464 to Matrix Switcher window opens.
c.
In the IP Address field, enter the matrix switcher’s IP address.
PRELIMINARY
d. Click Connect To Matrix button. The switcher’s matrix size is displayed
to the right of the button, and its input-output ties are displayed in the
Matrix Status section below.
e.
From the drop-down menu in the MGP 464 Input #1 field, select the
number of matrix switcher output to which you connected the MGP’s
input 1 in step 1.
f.
Repeat step e for MGP inputs 2 through 4, making sure to select the
number of the switcher’s output connector to which you attached the
MGP input with which you are working.
g. Click Take to tie the MGP inputs to the selected switcher outputs.
h. Click Close to close the Sync MGP to Matrix Switcher window.
Sync MGP 464 to Matrix Switcher window with input ties to switcher
6-4
MGP 464 • Special Applications
Using the MGP and the matrix switcher after the MGP is synchronized to
the matrix switcher
After you have performed step 6, above, be sure to do the following when using the
MGP with the switcher:
•
Set up the inputs so that MGP window 1 always displays input 1, window 2
displays input 2, window 3 displays input 3, and window 4 displays input 4.
•
Perform all input switching using the matrix switcher. A 1-second RGB
delay is recommended to minimize the amount of video sync noise while the
processor locks onto the new signal.
•
Window presets can be recalled, but they must be recalled “without input,” so
that the inputs remain matched to the windows with the same numbers.
•
Input presets do not have to be issued manually to the MGP. The MGP senses
when the matrix switcher changes input ties and recalls the matching input
preset.
When operating the system using a manually configured control system (for which
Sync to Matrix was not used), you can avoid synchronization problems that cause
unwanted image blanking or scrambling during input switches by doing the
following:
1.
While setting up the switcher and the MGP to work together, set the RGB
delay on the matrix switcher to greater than or equal to 1.0 second.
2.
Create a tie on the matrix switcher from desired input X to the output number
that corresponds to MGP window Y, in which input X will be displayed.
3.
Immediately (within 1 second) recall the input preset with the same number
as switcher input X that you selected in step 2 (preset X), to MGP window Y.
N Input presets cannot be recalled via the MGP front panel. You can recall them
via SIS commands (see chapter 4, “Software Configuration and Control”), the
MGP 464 Web pages (see chapter 5, “HTML Configuration and Control”), or
the Windows-based control software/Preset Selector (see chapter 4, “Software
Configuration and Control,” and the control software’s help file).
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Minimizing synchronization problems when not using the Sync to Matrix
feature
Special Applications, cont’d
Application 2: Connecting Multiple MGP 464s in
Succession (Daisy-chaining)
By connecting multiple MGP 464s together in succession (“daisy-chaining”) via the
DVI Output and DVI Background connectors, you can display up to 12 windows
on the output screen. You can connect up to three MGPs in this way. (See the
diagrams on the next page.)
Connecting via the DVI Background connector has the advantage of the input not
being scaled. Therefore, no analog/digital sampling is required and there is no
signal loss.
N In the diagrams, the MGPs are given letters in the order of their priority,
starting with the unit closest to the output display. Therefore, the first MGP
in the chain is shown as unit C (or B, if there are only two MGPs). The second
MGP is designated as unit B, and the third is unit A.
The illustration on the next page shows diagrams of three possible configurations.
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2.
3.
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8-window configuration: Two MGP 464s are daisy-chained together, so that
eight windows (four from each MGP) are displayed on the output screen.
•
The DVI Output of the first MGP (unit B) is connected to the DVI
Background input of the second MGP (unit A).
•
The first diagram in the row shows the output display with one MGP
attached. The second diagram shows the display with two MGPs
attached.
12-window configuration: Three MGP 464s are daisy-chained so that 12
windows are displayed on the output screen.
•
The DVI Output of the first MGP (unit C) is connected to the DVI
Background input of the second MGP (unit B).
•
The DVI Output of the second MGP (unit B) is connected to the DVI
Background input of the third MGP (unit A).
•
The first diagram in the row shows the output display with one MGP
attached. The second diagram shows the display with two MGPs
attached. The third diagram shows the display with all three units
connected.
8-window with DVI background configuration: A DVI computer (or another
DVI source) is daisy-chained to two MGP 464s, so that eight windows are
displayed in front of a live video background from the DVI source.
•
The DVI source is connected to the DVI Background input of the first
MGP (unit A).
•
The DVI Output of the first MGP (unit B) is connected to the DVI
Background input of the second MGP (unit B).
•
The first diagram in the row shows the DVI computer, which is the input
source. The second diagram shows the display with one MGP attached.
The third diagram shows the display connected to two MGPs.
MGP 464 • Special Applications
1. 8 Window Configuration
MGP 464 Unit B
Output rate = any
factory rate
1B
3B
MGP 464 Unit A
DVI out
Output rate = DVI
background rate
DVI BKG in
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MGP output to DVI
background input
2B
4B
4 video windows on output display
1A
2A
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To display
Output display with the 4 windows
from unit B, and the 4 windows from
unit A laid on top
2. 12 Window Configuration
Output rate = any
factory rate
1C
2C
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MGP 464 Unit B
DVI out
Output rate = DVI
background rate
DVI BKG in
DVI output from first
MGP output to DVI
background input
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4 video windows on output display
MGP 464 Unit A
DVI out
Output rate = DVI
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To display
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MGP 464 Unit C
Output display with the 8 windows
from unit C and unit B, and the 4
windows from unit A laid on top
3. 8 Window Configuration with a DVI Computer Background
Computer or
Other DVI Source
MGP 464 Unit B
DVI out
Output rate = DVI
background rate
DVI BKG in
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computer to DVI
background input
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Computer output
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MGP 464 Unit A
Output rate = DVI
background rate
DVI BKG in
DVI output from
first MGP output to
DVI background input
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Output display with the 4 windows
from unit B and the computer output
as the background
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Output display with the 4 windows
from unit B and the computer background,
with the 4 windows from unit A laid on top
Daisy-chain configuration examples
Setting up MGPs for daisy-chaining
Follow these steps to set up one to three MGPs in a daisy-chain formation:
1.
Connect input sources to the MGP to be displayed in the windows.
2.
Connect the DVI output of the first MGP to the DVI Background connector
of the second MGP. If you are daisy-chaining three units, connect the DVI
output of the second MGP to the DVI Background connector of the third unit.
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Special Applications, cont’d
3.
Configure the output as follows:
a.
Set the output resolution/refresh rate of the first MGP to your output
display’s native rate.
N Do not set this unit to the DVI background rate.
b. Set the output rates of the second and, if appropriate, the third MGP to
“DVI Background Rate.” This setting uses the incoming DVI resolution
and pixel clock as the output rate of the MGPs, which is essential in order
to avoid any sampling of the incoming DVI signal.
N When you set the output rate to DVI BCKGD RATE, the native
resolution provided in the EDID data is the most recently selected
rate. To set the MGP to the resolution provided in the EDID data,
select the desired resolution from the Output Configuration menu,
then select DVI BCKGD RATE.
c.
If it has not yet been selected, set the background of the second and third
MGPs to “DVI Background.” When you do this, these two units set their
output rates to the DVI background rate.
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N The DVI background rate remains in effect, even when the background
is not set for DVI Background. This prevents any image scrambling
on the display when the system is switching between the DVI
background source and other background images or colors.
4.
Configure the windows on all the MGPs as follows:
a.
Mute the windows on the second and third MGPs to view the windows
on the first MGP only.
b. Set the size and position of the four windows on the first MGP, either
manually or by selecting a window preset.
c.
Save the configuration for the first MGP as a window preset, for future
use.
d. Unmute the windows for the second MGP in the chain and configure
them as desired. Save this window configuration as a preset.
N The default presets provided with the MGP have no background
selected. For the second and third MGPs in the chain, you must select
“DVI background” as the background.
e.
Repeat step d for the third MGP if appropriate.
N It is recommended that you save the window configurations on the
second and third MGPs with the same preset number. This is required
if you are using the Preset Selector software for both MGPs, because
the Preset Selector recalls the same preset number for all MGPs that
have been added to it.
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Refer to the Windows-based control software help file for information on
using the Preset Selector.
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Appendix A
Specifications, Part Numbers,
and Accessories
Specifications
Part Numbers and Accessories
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MGP 464 Mult-Graphic Processor
Specifications, Part Numbers, and Accessories
Specifications
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Number/signal type��������������������� 4 VGA-UXGA DVI, RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, RGBcvS,
component video (interlaced or progressive), S-video, composite video
4 to 15 (configurable) component video (interlaced), S-video, or
composite video
Inputs 1-4���������������������������������������� (4) x 5 female BNC and 4 optional DVI-D
Inputs 5-19�������������������������������������� 15 female BNC
Nominal level�������������������������������� 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum levels�������� Analog: 0.0 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
Impedance ������������������������������������� 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency�������������������� 15 kHz to 100 kHz
Vertical frequency�������������������������� 50 Hz to 120 Hz
Resolution range��������������������������� 640x480 to 1920x1200*, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
*Only the reduced blanking version of the 1920x1200 resolution is sampled
at full bit rate.
DC offset (max. allowable)���������� 0.5 V
Video processing
Digital sampling���������������������������� 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 160 MHz standard
Colors���������������������������������������������� 16.78 million
Video output
Number/signal type��������������������� 1 scaled RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, HD YUV component video
Connectors ������������������������������������ 5 BNC female, 1 DVI-I female
Nominal level�������������������������������� 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum levels�������� 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
Impedance ������������������������������������� 75 ohms
Vertical frequencies����������������������� 50 Hz, 60 Hz, 72 Hz, 96 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz
Scaled resolution��������������������������� 640x4801,2,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,2,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,2,3,4,5, 1024x7681,2,3,4, 1024x8521,2,3,4,
1024x10241,2,3, 1280x7681,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7651,2, 1365x7681,2, 1365x10241,2,
1366x7681,2, 1400 x 10501,2, 1600 x 12001,2
HDTV: 480p2, 576p1, 720p1,2, 1080i1,2, and 1080p1,2
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= at 50 Hz 2 = at 60 Hz 3 = at 72 Hz 4 = at 96 Hz 5 = 100 Hz 6 = 120 Hz
Return loss ������������������������������������� -30 dB @ 5 MHz
DC offset ���������������������������������������� ±25 mV with input at 0 offset
Switching type ������������������������������ Triple-Action
Sync
Input type �������������������������������������� RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, RGBcvS, YUV (tri-level or bi-level on
Y channel)
Output type������������������������������������ RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YUV (tri-level or bi-level on Y channel)
Standards���������������������������������������� NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Input level ������������������������������������� 0.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p
Output level����������������������������������� 0.6 Vp-p for component video (tri-level sync)
TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated for RGBHV, RGBS
Input impedance �������������������������� 510 ohms
Output impedance ����������������������� 75 ohms
Polarity������������������������������������������� Positive or negative (selectable)
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Control/remote — processor/decoder/scaler
Serial control port ������������������������� RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female D connector
RS-232, 2.5 mm stereo mini jack
Baud rate and protocol����������������� 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity (default)
Serial control pin configurations
9-pin D connector�������������� RS-232: 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
RS-422: 2 = TX-, 3 = RX-, 5 = GND, 7 = RX+, 8 = TX+
2.5 mm mini stereo jack���� Tip = TX, ring = RX, sleeve = GND
Ethernet control port�������������������� 1 RJ-45 male connector
Ethernet data rate�������������������������� 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
Ethernet protocol��������������������������� ARP, DHCP, ICMP (ping), TCP/IP, Telnet, HTTP, SMTP
Program control����������������������������� Extron’s control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set (SIS™)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Telnet
General
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Power ��������������������������������������������� 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 watts, internal
Temperature/humidity���������������� Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Cooling������������������������������������������� Fan, right to left (as viewed from the front panel)
Rack mount������������������������������������ Yes, with included brackets
Enclosure type ������������������������������ Metal
Enclosure dimensions ������������������ 3.4" H x 17.5" W x 12.0" D (2U high, 1 rack wide)
(8.6 cm H x 44.5 cm W x 30.5 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width excludes rack ears.)
Product weight������������������������������ 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)
Shipping weight ��������������������������� 18 lbs (9 kg)
Vibration ���������������������������������������� ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
Regulatory compliance
Safety����������������������������������� CE, C-tick, CUL, UL
EMI/EMC�������������������������� CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
MTBF����������������������������������������������� 30,000 hours
Warranty ���������������������������������������� 3 years parts and labor
All nominal levels are at ±10%.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Part Numbers and Accessories
Included parts
These items are included in each order for an MGP 464:
Included parts
Replacement part
number
MGP 464 or
60-771-01
MGP 464DI
60-771-02
Rack mounting brackets kit
70-155-01
IEC power cord
Rubber feet, self-adhesive
MGP 464 User’s Manual
Windows-based control software on CD-ROM
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Optional accessories
These items can be ordered separately:
Accessory
A-4
Part number
DVI-D male-to-male 6' patch cable
26-584-06
9-pin D female to 2.5 mm TRS configuration cable
70-335-01
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Appendix B
Firmware Update Guide
Determining the Firmware Version
Downloading the Firmware
Updating the Firmware
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MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor
Firmware Upgrade Guide
Updates to the Extron MGP 464 Multi-Graphic Processor firmware are made
available periodically via the Extron Web site. If the need arises, you can replace
the MGP 464’s main firmware via an IP connection without opening the unit.
Determining the Firmware Version
There are three ways to check which version of firmware the MGP 464 is using:
view the front panel LCD window during power-on, view the System Status page
of the MGP 464’s embedded Web pages, or select About MGP... from the Windowsbased control software Help menu.
Using the LCD display at power-on
Watch the LCD window as you connect the MGP 464 to a power source. The first
piece of information displayed on the screen is the firmware version (along with the
product name).
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Power
on
Extron
MGP 464
V1.01
2 sec.
Multi-Graphic
Processor
2 sec.
Default
Cycle
Power-up cycle flow diagram
Using a Web browser
The MGP 464 comes from the factory with a set of default embedded Web pages.
The System Status Web page displays the firmware version of your unit, along with
other information such as your MGP’s IP address and part number.
To use the Web pages to find out the current firmware version number,
1.
Connect the MGP 464 to a PC via an Ethernet connection (using a crossover
cable), or connect the MGP and the PC to a network/LAN (using a straightthrough cable). See “Rear Panel Features” in chapter 2 for details.
2.
Start a Web browser program (such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer).
3.
Enter the MGP 464’s IP address in the browser’s Address field.
N If your local system administrators have not changed the value, use the factoryspecified default, 192.168.254.254, for this field.
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4.
Press the Enter key. If the MGP 464’s HTML pages are not password
protected, the browser displays the System Status page.
If the MGP 464’s HTML pages are password protected, the browser displays
the Enter Network Password dialog box, shown on the next page.
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Example of an Enter Network Password dialog box
a.
Enter the appropriate administrator password in the Password field.
b. If desired, select the check box to have the system input your password
the next time you enter your MGP 464’s IP address.
c.
5.
Click OK. The System Status page or your custom start page opens.
Access the System Status page if it is not already displayed. The firmware
version is listed in the System Description area, on the third line, to the right
of the part number.
System Status Web page
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N A User name entry is not required.
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Using the Windows-based configuration software
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A third way to find out the firmware version is to access the MGP 464 Windowsbased configuration software.
1.
Open the configuration software. (See “Windows®-based Control Software,”
in chapter 4, for the procedure.)
2.
From the Help menu, select About... . The following screen appears,
providing information about the current MGP version.
About... screen
3.
When finished viewing the information, click OK to close the window.
Downloading the firmware
Obtain the latest version of MGP 464 firmware by downloading it from the Extron
Web site, as follows:
1.
Visit the Extron Web site (www.extron.com) and click the Download tab.
2.
On the Download Center page, click the Firmware link on the left sidebar
menu.
3.
On the Firmware page, scroll down to the “MGP 464” line; or click the letter M
in the alphabet displayed across the top of the page to display products whose
names start with M.
4.
Click the Download link located at the far right of the MGP 464 line.
N The firmware file applies to both the MGP 464 and the
MGP 464W, standard and DI versions.
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5.
On the next page, fill in the required information, then click the
Download_MGP464_FWNxNN.exe button (N.NN indicates the firmware
version number). A File Download - Security Warning window is displayed.
6.
Click Save. A Save As window opens.
7.
Browse to the folder where you want to save the firmware installation file on
your computer, and click Save.
8.
When ready to install the new firmware, locate the downloaded file, and
double-click on it to open it.
9.
Follow the instructions on the Installation Wizard screens to install the new
firmware on your computer. A Release Notes file, giving information on
what has changed in the new firmware version, and a set of instructions for
updating the firmware are also loaded.
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Updating the Firmware
After you have installed the new firmware on your computer, you must upload
it to the MGP 464. Firmware uploads can be performed via a Web browser, the
MGP 464’s internal Web pages, or the Firmware Loader software. The computer
and the MGP 464 must both be connected to an Ethernet network in order to
update the main firmware. Unless you are using the Firmware Loader (see “Using
the Firmware Loader,” later in this chapter), it is recommended that you always
perform firmware upgrades via an IP connection.
N Check the Extron Web site for firmware-related documents, instructions, patch
files, and new firmware files before loading new firmware into the unit.
Updating using the Web pages
1.
Launch a Web browser (for example, Internet Explorer) on the connected
computer, and enter the MGP’s IP address in the address field.
2.
If no password has been assigned, the MGP 464 Web page opens, displaying
the System Status tab.
If an administrator password has been assigned to the MGP, the Enter
Network Password dialog box opens (shown below). Enter the administrator
password in the Password field (a User name is not required), and click OK.
The MGP 464 Web page appears.
N Passwords must contain 4 to 12 alphanumeric characters. Symbols and spaces
are not allowed, and the passwords are case sensitive.
Enter Network Password dialog box
3.
On the MGP 464’s Configuration tab, select Firmware Upgrade from the
sidebar menu to display the Firmware Upgrade screen.
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Follow these steps to update the firmware using the MGP 464 Web pages.
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Firmware Upgrade screen
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4.
Click Browse to open the Choose file window, and locate the firmware file on
your computer or server. The file extension must be .S19.
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Uploading a file with an incorrect extension may cause the unit to stop
working.
Choose file window with firmware file selected
5.
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Open the firmware file. Its name appears in the field below the Current
Firmware Version on the Firmware Upgrade screen.
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6.
Click the Upload button on the Firmware Update screen to start the firmware
update process. While the firmware is being uploaded, the Upload button
changes to Uploading...; and the LCD window on the MGP displays first
“Firmware Upload Please Wait!!!,” then “Firmware Reboot Please Wait!!!”
When the uploading process is complete, the Uploading... button on the screen
changes back to Upload.
While the firmware is uploading and rebooting, do not press any front panel
buttons or make any selections on the Web pages.
When the update is complete, the new firmware version number is displayed
in the Current Firmware Version field. The LCD screen on the unit displays
the first screen that appears on power-up, containing the new firmware
version number.
7.
If you want to further verify that the new version has been loaded, click the
Status tab and view the current firmware version on the System Status screen.
Updating using the Windows-based control software
To update the firmware on the MGP 464 using the Windows-based control
software,
1.
Open the Windows-based control software, using an IP connection. See
“Windows®-based Control Software” in chapter 4, “Software Configuration
and Control,” for information on accessing this program.
2.
From the Options menu, select Update Firmware... . An Open window
appears.
Open window with firmware file selected
3.
Browse to locate the firmware file that you saved to your computer. The file
extension must be .S19.
C
Uploading a file with an incorrect extension may cause the unit to stop
working.
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N While the firmware is uploading and rebooting, do not press any front panel
buttons or make any selections on the Web pages.
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4.
Double-click on the firmware file icon. The firmware uploading process
begins. While the firmware is loading, a progress bar is displayed:
Firmware update progress bar
5.
When the firmware update is complete, the progress bar closes.
Updating using the Firmware Loader
An alternative way to update the MGP’s firmware is to download and run the
Firmware Loader software.
1.
Download the Firmware Loader installer executable file to your computer.
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a.
On the Extron Web page, click the Download tab.
b. On the Download Center page, click Software on the left sidebar menu.
c.
Locate the “Firmware Loader” line and click the Download link at the far
right.
d. Follow the instructions on the download screens to save the installer file
to your computer.
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2.
Locate the Firmware Loader executable file in your computer’s file system
and open it.
3.
Follow the instructions on the Installation Wizard screens to install the
Firmware Loader on your computer. The installer program places the
Firmware Loader file, “FWLoader.exe” at the following location:
c:\Program Files\Extron\FWLoader
(If the Extron and FWLoader folders do not yet exist in your Program Files
folder, the installer creates them.)
4.
Access the FWLoader.exe file via your desktop Start menu by making the
following selections:
Start > All Programs > Extron Electronics > Firmware Loader > Firmware Loader
5.
On the first screen that appears, select the tab for the desired connection type
and enter the parameters for your MGP, and click OK.
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Firmware Loader connection tabs
6.
•
RS-232 tab — From the drop-down menus, select the appropriate COM
port number (obtained from your system administrator) and baud rate
(the default is 9600).
•
TCP/IP tab — Enter your MGP’s IP address (obtained from your system
administrator), Telnet port (the default is 23), and, if required, password.
In the Select a firmware file field on the next screen, enter the path to the
new MGP firmware file on your computer, or click Browse to locate and open
it. (By default, the firmware file is placed at c:\Extron\Firmware\MGP464
when downloaded from the Extron Web site.)
Firmware Loader file selection screen
7.
Click Upload. Messages appear on the firmware file selection window
indicating when the unit is uploading the firmware, then resetting itself.
When the firmware upload process is completed, the message “Transfer
Complete!” is displayed, and the new firmware version number appears in
the Current Unit Information field.
8.
Click Exit to close the Firmware Loader.
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Firmware Upgrade Guide, cont’d
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Extron’s Warranty
Extron Electronics warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period
of three years from the date of purchase. In the event of malfunction during the warranty period
attributable directly to faulty workmanship and/or materials, Extron Electronics will, at its option,
repair or replace said products or components, to whatever extent it shall deem necessary to restore
said product to proper operating condition, provided that it is returned within the warranty period,
with proof of purchase and description of malfunction to:
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This Limited Warranty does not apply if the fault has been caused by misuse, improper handling care,
electrical or mechanical abuse, abnormal operating conditions or non-Extron authorized modification
to the product.
If it has been determined that the product is defective, please call Extron and ask for an Applications
Engineer at (714) 491-1500 (USA), 31.33.453.4040 (Europe), 65.383.4400 (Asia), or 81.3.3511.7655 (Japan)
to receive an RA# (Return Authorization number). This will begin the repair process as quickly as
possible.
Units must be returned insured, with shipping charges prepaid. If not insured, you assume the risk
of loss or damage during shipment. Returned units must include the serial number and a description
of the problem, as well as the name of the person to contact in case there are any questions.
Extron Electronics makes no further warranties either expressed or implied with respect to the
product and its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular use. In no event
will Extron Electronics be liable for direct, indirect, or consequential damages resulting from any
defect in this product even if Extron Electronics has been advised of such damage.
Please note that laws vary from state to state and country to country, and that some provisions of this
warranty may not apply to you.
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