ViewSonic VX1945 User`s manual

Release Notes
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
Part Number: M785-0203-115
Please read this notice carefully before upgrading your
Kaleido-Alto, Kaleido-Quad, or Kaleido-Quad-Dual
The Kaleido-Alto-HD provides 10 auto-sensing inputs capable of detecting HD-SDI, SD-SDI as well as composite
video signal. The Kaleido-Quad-HD and Kaleido-Quad-Dual-HD are scaled-down versions of the Kaleido-Alto-HD,
with only 4 inputs. This software release (version 3.31) resolves minor issues, and is compatible with KEdit
version 5.22, 5.30 MR2, 5.40 or higher. An updated online documentation set for KEdit is included since version
3.30. Please refer to the ReadMeFirst.txt file located under
Kaleido-Alto-Quad V3.31\Software Backup, on the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual CD-ROM. Among
other important information, the ReadMeFirst file explains how to install the updated KEdit documentation (if
you have not had a chance to do it already).
Before proceeding with the upgrade, make sure your Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual CompactFlash card has at
least 15 MB of free space. This information is available in the System Status window of the KaleidoAlto/Quad/Quad-Dual. On the K-Alto, Quad or Quad-Dual menu, click Status to view the System Status
window.
If there is not enough free space on the CompactFlash (CF) card, there are two options:
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Purchase a higher-capacity CF card to avoid this problem in the future. Follow the software backup
procedure to get started with the new card. The recommended models that have been tested by Miranda
are listed below.
SanDisk CompactFlash
Model Number
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Capacity
SDCFJ-64-388
64.2 MB
SDCFJ-128-388
128.4 MB
SDCFJ-256-388
256.9 MB
SDCFJ-512-388
512.5 MB
SDCFJ-1024-388
1024.9 MB
Proceed with a manual upgrade and follow the software backup procedure (in this case you don't need
15 MB of free space).
The software backup procedure is described in the ReadMe.txt file located under
Kaleido-Alto-Quad V3.31\Software Backup, on the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual CD-ROM.
NOTE: For the Kaleido-Alto/Quad cascade operation and configuration, please refer to the
“Alto/Quad Cascade Step-by-Step Configuration Guide” (M785-0604-102) shipped on the
Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual 3.31 CD-ROM.
Release Notes
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
Version 3.31
Fixes
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(B19597) The WSS information present on 625-line analog video signals is not decoded.
Version 3.30
New Features
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Support for the AFD (Video Index), WSS, and AFD (SMPTE 2016) video format descriptors.
Automatic aspect ratio conversions: a video monitor’s aspect ratio can be slaved to the input format; a
video raster’s aspect ratio can be set to follow AFD/WSS indicators.
Support for bidirectional (v.g. Arabic) input in text labels and UMD text.
Support of DVI input trough the use of the KXI-DVI-Bridge device connected upstream to a KaleidoAlto/Quad input.
Two new input resolutions: 1080p 29.97Hz, and 1080p 23.98Hz.
Ability to synchronize the unit’s internal clock to an external NTP source.
Fixes
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(B9422) When using the optional Monitoring Output card in 10×1 mode to monitor an HD signal,
switching to scan converter mode and then going back to 10x1 mode will make the signal disappear.
(B14794) When using timing offsets larger than 15 hours you need to enter a different value in KEdit in
order to obtain the proper offset on the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual.
(B15215) The <setKAudioOut> Gateway command does not work with input 10, neither for embedded
nor for audio card inputs.
(B18263) Alarms from the right embedded audio channel are not reported.
(B18862) In a cascaded system, after opening the System Status, Audio Settings, or Video Settings
window on the master unit, alarms from the slave units are not reported anymore.
(B19046) Every action triggered by an Alarm Monitor could be performed repeatedly, if one of the actions
involves loading a Layout.
(B19099) GPI Out actions assigned to GPI Output 10 do not work.
Version 3.21
New Features
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Additional status information about the network configuration (DHCP or static IP address).
Fixes
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(B14426) After a change of resolution or a layout export, the Kaleido-RCP and the KaleidoAlto/Quad/Quad-Dual may stop communicating with each other.
(B14239) Overscan mode is not available with HD sources.
(B15216) Analog audio “Gain” control is not functional.
(B15215) An audio monitoring selection using a remote control command from the “Gateway” is not
functional.
(B9276) The following remote control commands from the “Gateway” do not send an ACK response:
<openID>IP_ADDRESS_0_4_0_0</openID>
<openID>IP_ADDRESS</openID>
(B15473) It is possible to make audio monitoring selections that conflict with each other.
(B15450) There are problems with short Ethernet cables (now any cable length is supported).
Part Number: M785-0203-115
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Release Notes
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Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
(B15454) Alarms, channels, actions or audio scales exported with layouts from KEdit to a KaleidoAlto/Quad may not synchronize properly.
(B13613 and B15526) Loss of a dynamic UMD from TSL may occur when using channel assignments or
changing view to full screen.
Version 3.20
New Features
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Support for the new Kaleido-Dual Quad series, which includes:
o Kaleido-Quad-Dual-HD (HD/SD-SDI and Composite Dual Quad Split Processor w/redundant PSU)
o Kaleido-Quad-S-HD-R (HD/SD-SDI and Composite Quad Split Processor w/redundant PSU)
Shortcut to return to default resolution (1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz):
Press Ctrl+Alt+R on a USB keyboard connected to the unit.
Fixes
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(B14458) Changing output resolution sometimes doesn’t work (system returns to the default resolution of
1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz).
(B14459) Some output resolution timings are inexact.
(B14545) Not able to select “PC in” audio input for audio monitoring output.
(B14804) TSL service, Andromeda service and any Remote Control Commands cannot trigger tallies.
(B14805) Potential problem (crashes) when using Gateway alarms and texts with the same addresses
within a layout.
(14832) White dots in the Analog clock don’t display properly.
Version 3.10
New Features
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Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Duals can now be configured to operate in cascade mode for up to 30 inputs on
one display.
(B12633) A Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual can now decode and display the VITC from video sources.
Fixes
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(B12635) A line of noise appears at the bottom of the screen when setting the underscan mode
This problem has been fixed in version 3.10 via a firmware update.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Does the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual come with a fixed IP address?
A. By default, the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual is configured using DHCP. However, a fixed address can be
entered in the Network Configuration panel (see the User’s Manual for more information).
Q. Is it possible to upgrade the Kaleido-Alto-A, D and AD with version 2.1 or is new hardware needed?
A. Yes, an upgrade is possible. Visit http://www.miranda.com/portal/downloads.php to get the latest version
available. The upgrade package consists of firmware and software files that can be transferred from a client PC
via TCP/IP to a Kaleido-Alto, Layout and configuration files are not affected by the upgrade.
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Release Notes
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
Q. Using the “10 x 1” or “4 x 1” SDI internal routing switcher with the MWO-SDM or MWO-HDM, what happens if I
accidentally select a composite source?
A. Composite signals are not supported due to hardware limitations. Selecting a composite signal via the router
may result in unstable output or even complete black. Select a valid SDI signal to re-establish proper output.
Supported Output Resolutions (Factory)
Resolution
800 x 600, 50 Hz1
VGA and DVI-I Output
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800 x 600, 60 Hz1
√
Full
1024 x 768, 50 Hz
√
Full
1024 x 768, 60 Hz
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Full
1280 x 768, 50 Hz
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Full
1280 x 768, 60 Hz
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Full
1360 x 768, 50 Hz
√
Full
1360 x 768, 60 Hz
√
Full
1280 x 1024, 50 Hz
√
Full
1280 x 1024, 60 Hz
1
2
Display mode
Full
√
Full
1920 x 1080, 50 Hz
2
√
w/letter boxes
1920 x 1080, 60 Hz
2
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w/letter boxes
1600 x 1200, 50 Hz
2
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w/letter boxes
1600 x 1200, 60 Hz
2
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w/letter boxes
The 800 x 60 resolutions are only supported in Standalone mode.
The 1920 x 1080, and 1600 x 1200 resolutions are only supported on systems with hardware revision 200 “Enhanced” or later.
Supported Output Resolutions (Custom)
Some display models have different timing parameters than what is provided with the factory-installed resolution
definitions. To use one of the display models listed below, the corresponding resolution files must be added to
your Kaleido system. Please refer to the ResolutionProcedure.txt file located under Kaleido-Alto-Quad
V3.31\Resolutions, on the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual CD-ROM, for detailed instructions.
Brand
Sanyo
Apple
Barco
Panasonic
Samsung
Sanyo
Sharp
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Model
PLV-Z4
Cinema HD (30 inches)
Cinema (20 inches)
Cinema HD (23 inches)
OverView cDR+67-DL
OverView cDR+67-DL
TH-50PX60u
TH-65PHD
TH-65PHD 8EK
HL-S4266W
LA40F71B
LN-S5797D
PLV-Z4
Aquos LC32D62U
Resolution
1280x720, 50 Hz
1280x800, 60 Hz
1680x1050, 60 Hz
1920x1200, 60 Hz
1400x1050, 50 Hz
1400x1050, 60 Hz
1280x720, 60 Hz
1366x768, 60 Hz
1366x768, 60 Hz
1280x720, 60 Hz
1920x1080, 60 Hz
1920x1080, 60 Hz
1280x720, 60 Hz
1360x768, 60 Hz
Part Number: M785-0203-115
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Release Notes
Brand
Sony
ViewSonic
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Model
Aquos LC32D62U
LMD-232W
Bravia KDL-26M3000
Bravia
Bravia
LMD-2450W
VX1945
VX1945
VG2230
VG2230
VX2025wm
Version 3.31
Resolution
1920x1080, 60 Hz
1280x768, 60 Hz
1360x768, 60 Hz
1920x1080, 50 Hz
1920x1080, 60 Hz
1920x1200, 60 Hz
1440x900, 60 Hz
1440x900, 50 Hz
1680x1050, 50 Hz
1680x1050, 60 Hz
1680x1050, 60 Hz
Supported Embedded Time Code Formats and Alarms
Embedded Time Code Format
Hardware
revision1
VITC
DVITC
ATC
Black/Freeze/Luma
Alarms
Kaleido-Alto-A2
Kaleido-Alto-AD2
Kaleido-Alto-HD
Kaleido-Quad-AD
Kaleido-Quad-HD
100 - 200
200*
100 - 200
200*
100 - 200
200*
300 or later
300 or later
300 or later
300 or later
300 or later
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Kaleido-Quad-Dual
All
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Kaleido Model
Kaleido-Alto-A
Kaleido-Alto-D
Kaleido-Alto-AD
1
200 = v. 200 base version; 200* = v. 200 enhanced version
Known Issues and Limitations
Clock time zone
Issue: When using the unit’s internal clock as the time reference for clock components, occasionally the time
zone will not be applied properly.
Workaround: Right-click the clock component, and then click Clock Settings on the shortcut menu. Select the
appropriate time zone again, and then click OK. Save the layout.
Daylight saving time
Issue: The internal clock does not support daylight saving mode.
Workaround: During daylight saving time, specify the appropriate time offset for all the clock components in your
layouts that are configured to use the unit’s internal clock as the time reference. Remember to save each
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Release Notes
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
modified layout before moving on to the next one. Alternatively, set your system’s date and time configuration to a
different time zone (click the K-Alto, Quad, or Quad-Dual button, point to Settings, and then click Date/Time).
Internal clock
Issue: When using the unit’s internal clock as the time reference for clock components, there could be a variation
of up to 10 seconds over a 24-hour period.
Workaround: Use an external LTC reference input, or synchronize the internal clock to an external NTP source.
MWO-SDM (Mezzanine) output permits illegal video black levels
Limitation: The MWO-SDM mezzanine outputs graphics and video from the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual as an
HD video signal. If any of the graphics from the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual use black values below RGB 16,
16, 16, or if the “Expand Video Dynamic Range” option has been applied in KEdit, the MWO-SDM allows these
illegal values to pass through its video output.
Workaround: If you are using the output of the MWO-SDM, do not enable the “Expand Video Dynamic Range” option in
KEdit. Make sure that graphic elements don’t use RGB values below 16 (i.e. for black, use RGB 16,16,16, not 0,0,0).
Full screen setting lost after reboot
Issue: If a Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual view is set to full screen and then rebooted, the display view will return
to the view setting that existed prior to the full screen view. The same occurs following a change in resolution.
Video calibration
Issue: For SDI inputs configured to de-interlace in the temporal mode, the sharpness control is not active.
Issue: For 1080p 23.98Hz and 1080p 29.97Hz inputs, the Duration, Occurrence, and Detection Window
calibration parameters specified for Black/Freeze/Luma error detection are ignored.
Audio threshold precision
Issue: Audio threshold precision is +/- 1 dB.
Updating from previous version
Issue: When updating your Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual it may happen that the task bar becomes red and
displays an error message.
Workaround: Press the Reboot button located at the right end of the task bar to restart the system.
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Release Notes
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
IP address reverts to DHCP after upgrading
Issue: After upgrading the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual, the “Registry” will be reset and the IP address of the
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual will be reset to an address from the DHCP server. This occurs only if upgrading
from a version prior to 3.0.
Workaround: Access the Network Configuration window on the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual, and reset the
address to your own fixed IP address after the upgrade is completed.
Countdown timer resizing
Issue: In KEdit the user can insert a countdown timer in a layout without any size restriction. The countdown timer
can then be resized smaller than the minimum size displayable on the Kaleido-Alto. In this case, the countdown
timer will be displayed at its minimum size by the Kaleido-Alto software.
Workaround: Modify the layout by making the countdown timer larger and repositioning it.
SECAM video signal is not recognized
Issue: The Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual system is not able to monitor black, freeze, or luma alarms on a
SECAM video signal.
Workaround: To be able to monitor black, freeze, and luma, use the Y-only (black & white) portion of the SECAM
signal as an input to the Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual.
Dot crawl with high chrominance and luminance values
Issue: When maximum values of luminance and chrominance are set, dot crawl may be visible on a video
component.
Workaround: Change luminance and chrominance levels to lower values.
Problem with layout download and SNMP traps transmission
Issue: IP negotiation problems can occur when a Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual is set to handle data at
100 Mbps. This IP configuration may affect layout downloads or SNMP trap transmission.
Workaround: Hard reboot the unit to fix the problem, or leave the setting at 10 Mbps for optimal operation.
During the boot-up sequence, only master Kaleido will display video images
Issue: During the boot-up of Kaleido frames in a cascade configuration, only the master frame will display video
images.
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Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Version 3.31
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