Extron electronics DSC 3G-HD A Setup guide

DSC 3G-HD A Scaler • Setup Guide
The Extron DSC 3G-HD A is a 3G-SDI to HDMI scaler that converts 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI signals to HDMI. It accepts
and scales SMPTE video resolutions from 480i and 576i up to 1080p @ 60 Hz and 2K, and offers multiple output rates up to
1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2k. Stereo audio embedding and an SDI input loop-through are also provided.
This setup guide provides step-by-step instructions for an experienced user to set up and configure a DSC 3G-HD A. It covers
how to perform basic operations using the front panel controls and selected Simple Instruction Set (SIS™) commands.
NOTE: For full installation, configuration, menus, connector wiring, and operation details, see the DSC 3G-HD A and
DSC HD-3G A User Guide, available at www.extron.com.
Installation
Rear Panel Features
DSC 3G-HD A
100-240V ~ 0.3A MAX
INPUT
3G/HD/SD-SDI
LOOP THRU
OUTPUT
L
REMOTE
HDMI
AUDIO
RS-232
R
Tx Rx G
50-60 Hz
1
2
3
4
5
6
a AC power connector
b 3G/HD/SD-SDI video connector
c Buffered loop-through connector
d 5-pole captive screw audio input
connector
e HDMI output connector
f 3-pole RS-232 captive screw
connector
Mounting and Cabling the DSC 3G-HD A
1. Disconnect power: Turn off or disconnect all equipment power sources.
2. Mount the unit: (Optional) Mount the DSC 3G-HD A either in a rack using
shelf mounting brackets (RSU 129 or RSB 129) or under furniture using
furniture mounting brackets (MBU 125) (see figures 1 and 2 at right). A false
face plate (RFF 052) can be fitted on top of the low profile DSC if desired.
3. Connect the input: Connect an SDI video source to the 3G/HD/SD-SDI
BNC input connector b.
Half-rack
false front panel
uses 2 front holes.
4. Connect a monitor: (Optional) Connect a local monitor to the buffered
Loop Thru SDI connector c.
5. Connect analog audio input: (Optional) Connect analog audio from the
source to the captive screw Audio input connector d.
NOTE: To embed analog audio from this input, you must first set
it up using the on-screen display (OSD) (see page 2) or SIS
commands (see page 4).
(2) 4-40 x 3/16" screws
DI
GI
TA
DV
C
L VID
EO
50
CO
1S
NV
D
ER
TE
R
Use 2 mounting holes on
opposite corners.
Figure 1. Rack Mounting
6. Connect the output: Connect an HDMI display device to the HDMI
output connector e for HDMI output (with optional analog audio if
connected and embedded).
7. Connect a control device: For remote control via SIS commands or
the PCS Windows®-based control software:
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RS-232 — For serial RS-232 control, connect a host computer or
control system to the 3-pole captive screw RS-232 connector f.
RS-232 protocol (default values) are 9600 baud, 1 stop bit, no
parity, 8 data bits, no flow control.
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USB — Connect a host computer or control system to the front
panel mini USB port (b in the front panel illustration on page 2)
for configuration and control via Extron PCS Control software.
8. AC power connector — Connect the supplied US standard IEC
power cord between this connector a and a 110-220 V 50-60 Hz AC
power source.
Mounting
Screws
(2) Places
Each Side
#8 Screw
(4) Places
Each Side
MBU 125 Mounting Bracket
Figure 2. Under-furniture Mounting
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DSC 3G-HD A • Setup Guide (Continued)
Front Panel Overview
Extron
INPUT RATE
CONFIG
1
2
OUTPUT
UNKNOWN
SYNC
2.97 Gbps
HDTV
1.485 Gbps
PC
270 Mbps
AUDIO
3
4
DSC 3G-HD A
MENU
AUTOIMAGE
ENTER
HOLD
5
FOR XGA
720 P
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a Status LED — Lights steadily amber when there is power but no signal, blinks amber every 3 seconds when the unit is in
standby mode, and lights steadily green when both power and an input signal are present.
b USB configuration port — Connect a control system or computer to this mini USB port (cable not supplied) for device
configuration, control, and firmware upgrading.
c Input Rate LEDs — One signal LED (2.97 Gbps, 1.485 Gbps, or 270 Mbps) lights to indicate the type of signal that is
present. The Unknown LED lights if the signal does not reference SMPTE 259M, 292M, or 424M.
d Output LEDs — Light to indicate the presence of sync and other output signal information:
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HDTV: Indicates 2k, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 576p, or custom rates.
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PC: Indicates VESA standard or custom computer rates.
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Audio: Audio is embedded in the signal.
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Sync: Sync is present (does not light if video sync is muted).
e Menu and Enter buttons — Let you access the OSD and select submenus and options from the menus.
f Navigation buttons
— Press these right , left , up , and down  arrow buttons to step through the OSD submenus,
to lock the front panel (see the next section), perform Auto-Image (press ), and reset the output rate (hold  for 5 seconds).
Locking the Front Panel (Executive Mode)
To prevent unauthorized access or accidental changes to DSC settings, you can lock the front panel controls, making control
available only by SIS commands. (The default state is unlocked.) You can lock and unlock the front panel as follows:
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Using the front panel buttons: To lock, press the Menu and  buttons simultaneously and hold them until the OSD
displays Executive Mode Enabled (approximately 5 seconds). To unlock, repeat this process.
SIS commands: To lock (enable executive mode), enter 1X. To unlock (disable executive mode), enter 0X.
Configuring the DSC 3G-HD A
The DSC 3G-HD A can be configured through a host connected
to the RS-232 or USB port, using Extron PCS Windows-based
control software (available at no charge at www.extron.com) or SIS
commands (see page 4 for a selection of basic commands). You
can also configure it using the OSD menu system, described below.
On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu System
The OSD menu system consists of seven submenus and two
information screens. To access the menus, press the front panel
Menu button. With the main menu displayed, use the arrow buttons
to step through the submenus and submenu options. Press the
Enter button to select items that you highlight. Communication and
Device Info screens are read-only and do not provide selections.
• Quick Setup • User Presets • Picture Controls
• Input
• Output
• Audio
• Advanced
• Communication • Device Info.
NOTE: The OSD times out and closes after 1 minute if no
buttons are pressed.
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To use any menu:
1. Press the Menu button to access the main menu. The menu opens with the Quick Setup menu displayed.
2. Press the  and
 buttons repeatedly to cycle through to the desired submenu (each button press outlines the next option).
3. Press the Enter button to access the desired submenu. The first option is outlined in yellow.
4. Press the  and
 buttons to cycle through the options of the selected submenu until the desired item is outlined.
5. Press the Enter button to select the outlined option (the selected option is highlighted).
6. Press the  and  buttons to adjust the values within the option. For the options on the Picture Controls submenu, press the
right or left arrow button to select the sub-option on the right or left, then press the  and  buttons to adjust the settings.
7. Press Enter to confirm your new values. The yellow highlighting is replaced by the yellow outline on the submenu screen.
 and  buttons to move to another submenu option or press the Menu button to exit the submenu. To exit the
menu system, press the Menu button twice.
8. Press the
Setting Up the DSC 3G-HD A Using the OSD Menu
The Quick Setup submenu is displayed when the OSD opens. This submenu contains options from other submenus that you are
most likely to need when configuring the DSC for the first time. Use the Quick Setup submenu to perform a basic system setup
and get started quickly using the DSC. Select the following options from it as needed:
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Auto-Image™ — Performs an Auto-Image on the video input to adjust the horizontal and vertical size and positioning to
the selected aspect ratio (fill the screen or follow the input device aspect ratio). To perform an Auto-Image, select this option,
then press Enter again to initiate the Auto-Image.
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Output Resolution — Lets you select the resolution and refresh rate for the current output from a range of available
factory-installed rates (see "Output Scaler Rates"). Select the Output Resolution submenu, then press the  and 
buttons to cycle through the available rates.
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Auto Memory — Sets the DSC to automatically save the current input configuration and picture control values according
to the most recent configuration for each different rate. After selecting Auto Memory, press any arrow button to toggle Auto
Memories on and off.
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Aspect Ratio — Lets you specify how much of the display the image fills. The sub-options are Fill (fills the entire screen)
and Follow (uses the aspect ratio of the input). After selecting Aspect Ratio, press any arrow button to toggle between
Fill and Follow.
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Input Audio Format — Lets you
SIS Variables for DSC 3G-HD A Resolutions and Refresh Rates (X2) = 11 through 92)
select the format of the audio to
Resolution
23.98 Hz 24 Hz 25 Hz 29.97 Hz 30 Hz 50 Hz 59.94 Hz 60 Hz
embed in the output. After selecting
Input Audio Format, press any
640x480
11
arrow button to cycle through the
800x600
14
options: None (mute the audio),
1024x768
20
Analog (embed analog audio onto the
HDMI output), 2CH Digital (select
1280x768
29
one channel pair), 8CH Digital
1280x800
32
(use first four pairs), and SDI Audio
1280x1024
35
Decode (select a pair from a group.)
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Test Pattern — Lets you select from
seven test patterns to aid in setting up
the DSC and the output display.
Output Scaler Rates
Output rates can be set using the OSD
menu or SIS commands. The table at
right gives the rates and their SIS variables
(see the SIS table on page 4).
Output Rate Reset
If an image cannot be displayed due to an
incompatible output rate, you can reset
the output rate as follows:
With the OSD closed, press and hold the
 button for approximately 5 seconds to
toggle between 1024x768 @ 60 Hz and
720p @ 60 Hz.
1360x768
41
1366x768
47
1440x900
53
1400x1050
56
1600x900
58
1680x1050
60
1600x1200
62
1920x1200
64
480p
576p
65
66
71
72
73*
74
75
76
67
720p
68
69
70
1080i
1080p
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
2048x1080 (2k)
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
*Default output resolution
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Basic SIS Commands
The DSC 3G-HD A can be configured with specific SIS commands via RS-232 or USB connection. This table lists a selection of
basic commands. For a full list of SIS commands and variables see the DSC 3G-HD A and DSC HD-3G A User Guide, online at
www.extron.com.
Command
ASCII Command
(host to Scaler)
Response
(Scaler to Host)
Additional Description
View input video format
1*\
Vtype 1 * X@ ]
View detected input video format X@.
Audio Input Format — select between analog (5-pole captive screw connector) and digital (embedded in SDI input) audio sources.
Set to none
E I 1 * 0 AFMT }
Afmt I 1 * 0 ]
Mute all audio for the input.
Set to analog
E I 1 * 1 AFMT }
Afmt I 1 * 1 ]
Select analog audio for the input.
Set to 2CH Digital
E I 1 * 2 AFMT }
Afmt I 1 * 2 ]
Select two-channel digital audio for the input (default).
Set to 8CH Digital
E I 1 * 3 AFMT }
Afmt I 1 * 3 ]
Select eight-channel digital audio for the input.
Execute Auto-Image
A
Img ]
Perform an Auto-Image on the current input.
Set output scaler rate
E X2) RATE }
Rate X2) ]
Select output resolution and refresh rate X2) (see the
output SIS variables table on page 3).
View output rate
E RATE }
X2) ]
Show the current output rate for the DSC 3G-HD A.
Output Configuration
Video Mute (Defaults to unmuted after a power cycle.)
Mute video to black
1 * 1B
Vmt 1 * 1 ]
Mute the video and display a black screen.
Mute video and output sync
1 * 2B
Vmt 1 * 2 ]
Mute all TMDS signals on the HDMI video output.
View video mute status
1B
X4@ ]
View output video mute status (X4@).
Screen Saver Mode (Takes place when no signal is detected on the input.)
Set screen saver mode
E M X4) SSAV }
Ssav M X4) ]
Set the screen saver mode to X4) (default = 1 = black).
View screen saver mode
E M SSAV }
X4) ]
View current screen saver mode X4).
Set sync timeout duration
E T X2* SSAV }
Ssav T X2* ]
Set the period before sync timeout to X2* seconds
(default = 501 = never).
View sync timeout duration
E T SSAV }
X2* ]
View the amount of time X2* before sync timeout.
View screen saver status
E S SSAV }
X6# ]
View the screen saver status X6#.
Reset device to factory settings
E ZXXX }
Zpx ]
Resets all device settings to the factory defaults.
Power save off
E 0 PSAV }
Psav 0 ]
Set the DSC to run in full power mode (default).
Power save on
E 1 PSAV }
Psav 1 ]
Place the DSC in low power mode). (This mode can be
exited only via the E 0 PSAV } command
View power save setting
E PSAV }
X6@ ]
View power save status X6@.
Power Save Mode
NOTE:
X@ = Input video format: 0 = no signal; 1 = SD-SDI 480i; 2 = SD-SDI 576i; 3 = HD-SDI 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
(up to 30 Hz); 4 = 3G-SDI 1080p (@ 50, 59.94, and 60 Hz), 2k; 5 = unknown.
X2) = Output scaler rate: 1 = EDID of connected display, 2 = custom rate 1, 3 = custom rate 2, 4 = custom rate 3,
9 = match input rate (See the resolution and refresh rate table on page 3 for more rate variables.)
X2* = Output sync timeout duration in seconds (1-500 in 1-second increments): 501 = never (default), 0 = immediate timeout
X4) = Screen saver mode: 1 = black (default), 2 = blue
X4@ = Video mute: 0 = off (unmute), 1 = on (mute to black screen), 2 = on (mute all output sync and video)
X6@ = Power save setting: 0 = full power (default), 1 = low power state
X6# = Screen saver status: 0 = active, timer not running; 1 = no active input, timer running, output sync active;
2 = No active input, timer expired
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