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Multicam 11
New Configuration Concept
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MULTICAM 11 OVERVIEW ................................................................................................ 3 1. Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 3 2. Underlying elements of the new concept .................................................................................... 3 2.1. Consolidating all configuration possibilities into one interface .................................................................... 3 2.2. Simplifying configuration screens .................................................................................................................... 3 2.3. Changing parameters while the server is running ........................................................................................... 3 2.4. Simplifying audio configuration ........................................................................................................................ 3 2.5. Configuration possibilities from three “devices” ............................................................................................ 4 VGA SCREEN ..................................................................................................................... 5 1. Multicam Setup Screen ................................................................................................................. 5 1.1 Configuration lines zone ..................................................................................................................................... 5 1.2 Tools zone ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 1.3 Configuration summary zone ............................................................................................................................. 6 1.4 Taskbar ................................................................................................................................................................. 6 1.5 Server information ............................................................................................................................................... 6 2. Configuration Screen .................................................................................................................... 7 2.1 Configuration tabs ............................................................................................................................................... 7 2.2 Basic vs. Advanced mode .................................................................................................................................. 7 2.3 Pages within the tab ............................................................................................................................................ 8 2.4 Taskbar ................................................................................................................................................................. 8 2.5 Operational settings ............................................................................................................................................ 8 2.6 New features......................................................................................................................................................... 8 EVS Training
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WEB INTERFACE ............................................................................................................... 9 1. Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 9 1.1 Accessing the server ........................................................................................................................................... 9 1.2 Web interface presentation ............................................................................................................................... 10 1.3 Tab description of the web interface ............................................................................................................... 11 LSM REMOTE MENUS ..................................................................................................... 18 1. Remote Control Panel ................................................................................................................. 18 EVS Training
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MULTICAM 11 OVERVIEW
1. Introduction
With the release of Multicam 11, a new configuration concept has been implemented by developing new setup screens
with the goal of simplifying an engineer’s job.
The need for these changes has resulted from feedback collected over the years by our support teams via contact with
customers.
Before releasing the new Multicam version, several prototypes have been developed and tested by different end-users
before approving the final outcome.
2. Underlying elements of the new concept
Changes have been driven by the following elements:
2.1. Consolidating all configuration possibilities into one interface
A unique interface made up of seven tabs allows easy access to all parameters.
2.2. Simplifying configuration screens
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Separation of basic and advanced parameters :
Common parameters are displayed in “basic” mode while the complex ones remain hidden. The latter ones can
be displayed by selecting the “advanced” mode.
Filtering displayed parameters:
Parameters remain hidden depending on chassis type, video standard and option codes.
2.3. Changing parameters while the server is running
Most parameters can be changed while the server is running.
2.4. Simplifying audio configuration
It is now possible to :
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Change audio parameters while the server is running.
Configure individual outputs for embedded, digital and
analog audio.
Configure audio monitor settings directly from the remote
control panel.
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2.5. Configuration possibilities from three “devices”
It is now possible to :
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VGA screen : as shown below, all settings are accessible via the VGA screen.
Remote control panel : details about setting reorganisation via different screens can be found in the “Remote
Control Panel” section of this document
Web interface : a newly-designed web interface allows the engineer to configure the server remotely.
More details concerning similarities or differences between the “devices” can be found in other sections by clicking on
the header links in this document.
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VGA SCREEN
1. Multicam Setup Screen
After booting the server, a setup screen will be displayed. As you can see, hardware descriptions have been removed
but new zones have been integrated into the window.
The five main zones are:
1. Configuration lines zone
2. Tools zone
3. Configuration summary zone
4. Taskbar
5. Server information
The new main features of EVS’ setup screen are:
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Default configuration lines are always available.
When a configuration line is highlighted, a configuration summary is displayed at the bottom of the screen
(codec, video bitrate, video standard, basic configuration, in & out channels, network setup).
The ability to move, copy and paste configuration lines with their specific parameters (one line = one
configuration).
Each configuration line now includes, besides the usual video & audio parameters, all parameters, including the
SDTI network settings, GigE IP addresses but also all the operational settings. When exported or imported, the
configuration lines will carry all settings with them.
The only setting that is not imported nor linked to a line is the LAN PC setting.
The tools zone includes important functions that are accessible directly.
1.1 Configuration lines zone
This zone contains all 16 configuration lines with all Multicam settings. To select a line, move the green cursor line using
the up and down arrows.
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Once selected, the following functions become available:
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CTRL + C : to copy the selected configuration line.
CTRL + V : to paste the configuration line.
F8 : to edit the configuration line. This will display the configuration screen allowing a change in settings for the
selected configuration line.
CTRL + DEL : to delete the configuration line.
ENTER : to execute the configuration line. This will start up the Multicam software with settings corresponding to
the configuration line.
ALT +Q : to shut down the Multicam software.
F1 : to open the Help window.
1.2 Tools zone
In previous versions of the Multicam software, maintenance functions were only accessible by pressing the F9 key.
With the new Multicam 11, these functions are accessible via the “Multicam setup” screen. As a shortcut, pressing the
corresponding letter (indicated between brackets) will execute the function.
The Multicam 11 also features three new functions in the “Tools” menu.
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Assign server (f)acility name
Each server can have an individual facility name. This feature allows the customer to identify machines with an
assigned name instead of the machine’s serial number.
Set (L)AN PC address
With this tool you can change the server’s IP address used for technical purposes; like the web interface or
XNet Monitor. But you need to reboot the server after changing the IP address.
Enable pass(w)ord for technical settings
This function hides the technical settings on the remote control panel. In this case, the operator has access only
to the system’s operational settings.
It is still possible to change technical settings from the VGA or via the Web interface, but the system will require
a password.
1.3 Configuration summary zone
This window gives the user an overview of the selected configuraton line. This summary will show:
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Codec and video bitrate
Resolution and field rate
Multicam/Spotbox mode and In & Out channel setup
SDTI network settings
1.4 Taskbar
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The taskbar at the bottom of the screen displays shortcut keys for various functions.
1.5 Server information
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Genlock, timecode information and the PC LAN IP address of the server are displayed in this section.
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2. Configuration Screen
2.1 Configuration tabs
The configuration screen contains reorganized tabs.
There are six tabs for technical settings and one for operational settings.
You can navigate between tabs by using the left and right arrow keys.
When changing technical settings, the server needs to be rebooted only in certain cases.
When rebooting is required, the setting in question will be highlighted in blue in the Web interface section of this
document.
Video & Reference settings
Channel Base Settings
2.2 Basic vs. Advanced mode
The classification in Basic or Advanced parameters has also undergone a change in the Configuration screen.
A Basic mode or an Advanced mode is available within each configuration tab.
The F3 key switches from one mode to another.
Server tab in Basic mode
Server tab in Advanced mode
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2.3 Pages within the tab
When more than one page is available in a configuration tab, it is indicated in the top right corner of the screen.
To navigate between the pages, you can use the PgUp/PgDn keys.
2.4 Taskbar
Available shortcuts for page navigation:
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To apply changes: ALT + A
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Toggle between Basic and Advanced mode: F3
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Quit: ESC
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To navigate between pages: PgUp/PgDn
2.5 Operational settings
The seventh tab is used for operational settings.
It displays the same Operational settings as the ones of the Remote Control panel.
2.6 New features
Details about setting changes, such as the ones needing a reboot of the system, or a description of new features can be
found in the “web interface” section.
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WEB INTERFACE
1. Introduction
This section gives an overview of the new web interface developed for the Multicam 11. It allows the engineer to
configure and monitor the server via a web browser.
This document explains how to access the EVS server via a web interface. It also features an interactive section allowing
you to move within the configuration screens.
1.1 Accessing the server
Once the server is booted, new information is displayed on the OSD output channels.
This information contains:
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Number of the output channel
Serial number and hardware description
Output channel name
Output connector number
PC LAN IP Address
Timecode and timecode status
Genlock status
The server’s PC LAN IP address is required for access.
Once the browser is opened, type the IP address of the server : for instance http://192.168.121.244
This will open the web interface.
The interface will work on every browser as long as machines (PC and server) are in the same network range.
If the server’s PC LAN IP address is not in your range, you can change the address from the VGA screen:
Use the Set (L)AN PC address function from the F9 Tools menu.
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1.2 Web interface presentation
As you can see, a tab structure similar to the VGA screen is available on the web interface.
Click on the respective tab to navigate from one tab to another.
Click on the button at the end of the Title bar to move back and forth from Basic mode to Advanced mode.
Two buttons are located at the bottom of the screen for applying or cancelling changes.
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1.3 Tab description of the web interface
The parameters that need a reboot of the system are highlighted in blue on the following screenshots.
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Server tab
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Channels tab
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Network tab
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Monitoring tab
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Protocols tab
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GPI tab
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Operation tab
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LSM REMOTE MENUS
1. Remote Control Panel
You can still access the Setup menu with the Shift + D combination from the Main menu.
However, from the Multicam 11 on, this setup menu only includes operational settings. It simplifies the operator’s job
because only the important parameters will be visible. Operational settings are exactly the same as the ones in the “7.
Operation” tab of the VGA or web interface.
These parameters have also been reorganised in groups and in a more logical way. For instance, there is now a
“Protection” group, a “Push” group, etc.
If needed, the operator is also able to access most technical settings by pressing the F0 key.
The remote’s jogwheel can be used to move between menus and change settings.
Technical settings
Operational settings
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