BrightSign | HD220 | BrightSign GilderScript

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BrightSign GilderScript
The BrightSign video players are simple, completely solid
state High Definition video players. Instead of using a
DVD, hard drive, or other device with spinning parts
for storing the video, the BrightSign players use
standard Sd, SdHC or SdXc flash cards. They have no
moving parts. Not even a fan to wear out.
BrightSign players come in several different
models. All units feature:
• No moving parts! SdHc Flash Card for video storage
• Video formats: the GilderScript supports VideoFiles with
the extensions .mp4, .mpg, .vob, .mov and .ts
• Display Resolutions: 1920x1080@60p, 60i,
59.94p,59.94i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 29.97p & 24p,
1280x720@60p, 59.94p & 50p
1360x768x60p,1280x800x60p, 1280x768x60p,
1024x768x60p, 800x600x60p, 720x576x50p,
720x480x60p & 59.94p, 640x480x60p
The
‘Script’ tells
the BrightSign player
what you would like to happen on the trigger inputs, and the
order the files will play in.
The GilderScript eliminates the need to write your own
script in most applications. It allows you to configure your
BrightSign player by just dropping your media files into file
folders on the Sd card. The GilderScript also lets you set what
videos will play between triggered events,
whether another video can ‘step on’ another which already playing, and whether
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you want your videos to play in a random
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Scheduling or sequential order.
There are many BrightSign players available. The GilderScript will work with any BrightSign player with GPIO trigger
inputs. The ‘Xd’ series players can decode up to two full
Player Model Video Out
v-Hd120
v-Hd220
v-Hd1020
v-Xd230
v-Xd1030
v-Xd1230
v-4K
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
HDMI, VGA
(Component
& Composite
via VGA)
Stereo
Audio
Output
Analog Out
&
HDMI Out
Analog Out
&
HDMI Out
Analog Out
&
HDMI Out
GPIO
Trigger
Inputs
Rs-232
Serial
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Analog, IR &
HDMI Out
Analog,
S/PDIF, IR &
HDMI Out
Analog,
S/PDIF, IR &
HDMI Out
Analog,
S/PDIF, IR &
HDMI Out
Yes
Synchronized
via Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Synchronized
via Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Synchronized
via Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Synchronized
via Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Synchronized
via Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Synchronized
via Ethernet
Yes
1080P video streams simultaneously, and upscale 1080p
video to 4K resolution. The v-Xd1230 also has video inputs
(HDMI and RF). Only the ‘v-4K’ players can deliver native 4K
(3840 x 2160) H.265 playback at 60 fps via HDMI 2.0.
All the BrightSign players will play ‘round-robin’ any compatible VideoFiles that are loaded onto the Sd flash card. If
you need to do anything more complicated, you will need to
add a file to the Sd card called a ‘script’.
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You will need to write your own script, or
modify the GilderScript if you would like
your BrightSign player to log into a WiFi or
wired ethernet connection, relay commands via WiFi or ethernet to other BrightSign players for synchronized multi-screen
playback, or to enter a schedule to automate things like turning on and off your
video projector/monitor.
Getting Started with
your GilderScript
Like any BrightSign script, the GilderScript is
in a file called ‘AUTORUN.brs’. Don’t get it
mixed up with another AUTORUN.brs file! If
you got your GilderScript from us, it should
already be on the Sd card. If you are starting with a blank Sd card, just drag-n-drop
(or copy & paste) this file onto your Sd card.
‘Background’ Videos
You can have one or more media files that will automatically play when the BrightSign is powered up, and will also
play whenever a triggered ‘foreground’ file is not playing.
These are called ‘Background’ files.
The v-Hd220 players don’t have any trigger inputs. The
only way to play media files with the GilderScript are as
‘Background’ Files.
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If you need Background files in your application, just create
a folder named ‘Background Loop’ on the Sd card, and drop
one or more media files into this folder.
If you have more than one media file in a folder, then they
will normally play in alphanumeric order. If you would like the
files to play in a random order, just append an ‘&’ (ampersand) onto the end of the playlist’s name. Once all the files in
a folder have played, they will be ‘reshuffled’, and will begin
Binary Select Direct
If there is
single
Number Trigger Input to Brightsign amedia
file
of Inputs 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 i‘ nB a tch k-e
1 to 6
1
2
3
4
5
6 Pause Stop g r o u n d
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7 Stop L o o p ’
f o l d e r,
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Pause Stop then it will
9 to 15
+1 +2 +4 +8
loop con16 to 31
+1 +2 +4 +8 +16
Pause Stop
tinuously.
32 to 63
+1 +2 +4 +8 +16 +32 Pause Stop If there is
64 to 127 +1 +2 +4 +8 +16 +32 +64 Stop more than
128 to 254 +1 +2 +4 +8 +16 +32 +64 +128 o n e m edia file,
then they will play sequentially in alphanumeric order.
Random Order Playback
Triggering Videos
The v-Hd120 and v-Hd1020 have eight trigger inputs that
can be used to start and stop playback using buttons,
switches, motion detectors or an external controller.
For each ‘button’ you will be using to trigger the Brightsign
player, create a folder on the Sd card named ‘Playlist001’
(change the number on each folder to match your button
numbers). Once you have created the folders, just drag your
media files into them. If you put more than one file into any
folder, the GilderScript will play each file in turn (in alphanumeric order) on each button press.
If you have between one and eight buttons, each button
will directly play the files ‘directly’ in the matching playlist. If
you have nine or more buttons, you will have to use a ‘binary’
pattern to access all 255 potential playlist folders. We have an
application note on building your own ‘binary’ keypad on our
website. If you don’t want to build your own, we also offer
the KP-200 keypad (available with or without buttons). The
first KP-200 gives you fifteen buttons, and each additional KP200 adds sixteen more.
A sustained closure will tell a triggered file or playlist to
loop. If using ‘binary’ triggering, sending a ‘255’ value the
GPIO port will stop playback.
Do not leave empty ‘Playlist’ folders on your Sd card. Empty
‘Playlist’ folders will keep the GilderScript from initializing.
Input #6 Special Functions
If not being used for triggering media files in a playlist (six
or less playlists in ‘direct’ mode, or less than 64 playlists in
‘binary’ mode), input #6 can be used to pause the currently
playing media file (on closure), and resume playback (on
opening).
Input #7 Special Functions
If not being used for triggering media files in a playlist
(seven or less playlists in ‘direct’ mode, or less than 128
playlists in ‘binary’ mode), input #7 can be used to immediately stop the currently playing media file (on closure).
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playing in a different random order. This will work for either
the ‘background’ or ‘foreground’ Playlist folders.
Non-Steppable Playback
When a triggered media file is playing, if
another trigger input comes in, the current
file will stop and the new one will begin
playing. If your videos are triggered by the
people who are watching them, you
probably don’t want them turning your
carefully crafted video into a ‘Max Headroom’ comedy.
If you add an ‘!’ (exclamation point) onto
the end of a media file’s name, or the end
of the name of a playlist folder, that will
render that individual file, or the entire
folder, ‘unsteppable’.
You cannot make the folder named
‘Background Loop’ unsteppable. If you
could, you would never be able to start
your ‘foreground’ files playing.
Wiring the
Inputs
In some applications, you can wire
normally open buttons right to the
fifteen position D-Sub connector. This
input is not isolated, so we make the vHd-to-1/4J6 adapter that isolates these
inputs and converts them to the standard wiring used on all Gilderfluke &
Company control systems. You should
use the v-Hd-to-1/4J6 when triggering
the Brightsign player from anything but nearby
buttons, or when there is any chance the buttons will receive static ‘zaps’ from people touching them. The v-Hd-to-1/4J6 should also be
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used when controlling the Brightsign
player from a Gilderfluke & Company
Show Control System, PLC or other external
control system, especially if that controller runs at
a higher voltage.
Starter kits with the v-Hd-to-1/4J6, wire, C-10Trans screw
terminal adapter, flash card and GilderScript are available from
Gilderfluke.
Triggering High Definition
Video Using Standard DMX-512
Using the GilderScript, you can easily trigger hundreds of
high definition videos on a BrightSign player using buttons or
other switches, a PLC, or (of course) a Gilderfluke & Co. show
controller.
In most venues, what you
have is the DMX-512
from a standard
light board or
from another
piece of GilderGear. With the
v-HD-to-DMX,
GilderScript
and a BrightSign player, that’s
all you need to incorporate audio and
1080p video to any presentation.
The v-HD-to-DMX plugs right
into a v-Hd120, v-Hd1020 or any
other BrightSign video player with a
GPIO port. The v-HD-to-DMX listens
to any stream of DMX-512 to trigger
video clips on the BrightSign player.
Since it is trigged by DMX-512, all the
audio/visual cues will be perfectly in sync
with all your lighting cues.
v-HD-to-DMX Settings
There is very little to do to configure the v-HD-to-DMX:
• Turn ‘off’ Dipswitch #1 if you want to use ‘one-based’ (1512) DMX-512 address numbers. Turn Dipswitch #1 ‘on’
if you want to use ‘zero-based’ (0-511) addresses. If set
for ‘one-based’ (1-512) DMX-512, then DMX channel ‘1’
will appear on the v-HD-to-DMX’s output whether the
address switches are set to either ‘000’ or ‘001’.
• Turn ‘off’ Dipswitch #2 if you want to use a single DMX512 address for triggering the v-HD-to-DMX. Turn
Dipswitch #2 ‘on’ if you want to use eight consecutive
DMX-512 addresses for triggering the v-HD-to-DMX. The
v-HD-to-DMX’s eight outputs will then be addressed to
eight consecutive DMX-512 addresses, and will be activated by sending lighting levels above 50% to each of
these DMX-512 channels. If there are less than nine videos on the player, then each individual clip is triggered
by an individual output from the v-HD-to-DMX (the first
output triggers the fist video, the second output triggers
the second video, etc.). Not all lighting boards can han-
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dle this gracefully, and it may be easer to use eight consecutive DMX-512 addresses in this case.
• There are three rotary switches that are used to select the
base DMX-512 address for the v-HD-to-DMX. Enter the
‘hundreds’ into the far left switch, the ‘tens’ into the middle one, and the ‘units’ of your DMX-512 address into
the far right switch (the rotary switch closest to the two
position dipswitch). Any legal DMX-512 address from 0511 (if dipswitch #1 is ‘on’), or from 1-512 (if dipswitch
#1 is ‘off’) is acceptable. Setting these switches to ‘999’
on powerup puts the v-HD-to-DMX’s into a hardware
test mode, where the address switches control the outputs directly.
Writing Your Lighting Cues
The cues sent to the v-HD-to-DMX are just like any other
lighting cues. Just bump the value from zero for approximately a second with no ramps. If there are eight or less videos, the individual bits will trigger a video. If there are nine or
more videos, then bump to the value to the binary number of
the video you want to trigger. A value of ‘123’ would select
and play any media files in the folder named ‘Playlist123’. Any
bits that aren’t used for triggering videos can be used to stop
or pause a video (see the GilderScript for details on these
additional functions).
Wiring DMX-512 In & Out
The only connections to the v-HD-to-DMX are the fifteen
pin connector that plugs into the GPIO jack on the BrightSign
player, and two DMX-512 connectors.
The two DMX-512 connectors are RJ-45s. These are the
eight position, eight conductor plugs typically used for ethernet cables. There are two of them, wired in parallel, to allow
you to easily daisy chain between multiple v-HD-to-DMXs
and other DMX-512 devices. The pinout of the DMX-512
connectors follows the USITT wiring standards:
Pair
Pair 2
Pair 3
Pair 1
Pair 4
Shield
Wire #
Color
1
White / Orange
2
Orange
3
White / Green
6
Green
4
Blue
5
White / Blue
7
White / Brown
8
Brown
Drain
Function
Data 1+
Data 1-
DMX-512 Pin
DMX-512 Pin 3
DMX-512 Pin 2
no connection
no connection
Signal Common
DMX-512 Pin 1
Wires #1, #2 , #7 and #8 are wired in parallel between
both Rj-45 connectors. There is no connection or
feedthrough on pins #3 through #6.
The v-HD-to-DMX DMX-512 connection is galvanically
isolated from the v-HD-to-DMX. This eliminates the possibility
of ground loops and other problems in installations with
many BrightSign video players. The high impedance
DMX-512 input allows up to
256 v-HD-to-DMXs on a
DMX-512 line.
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