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Kaleido-Solo (KS-900/KS-910)
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI
Converter
Guide to Installation and Operation
M865-9900-305
September 20, 2011
Miranda
Technologies Inc.
3499 Douglas-B.-Floreani
St-Laurent, Québec, Canada H4S 2C6
Tel. 514-333-1772
Fax. 514-333-9828
www.miranda.com
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Safety Compliance
The power supply of this equipment complies with the following standards:
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UL 60950-1, 1st Edition, Safety for information technology equipment.
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, 1st Edition, Safety for information technology equipment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility
This equipment has been tested for verification of compliance with FCC Part 15, Subpart B requirements for
Class A digital devices.
NOTE: 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. These 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.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements of the EMC directive
2004/108/CE:
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EN 55022
Class A radiated and conducted emissions
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EN 61000-4-2
Electrostatic discharge immunity
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EN 61000-4-3
Radiated electromagnetic field immunity – RF
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EN 61000-4-8
Power frequency magnetic field immunity
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EN 61000-4-11
Voltage dips, short-interruption and voltage variation immunity
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ENV 50204
Radiated EMF Immunity – RF 900 MHz pulsed
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Table of Contents
1. Kaleido-Solo 3G/HD/SD Video to HDMI Converter ................................................................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
Installation ................................................................................................................................ 4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
3
Special button functions ...................................................................................................................... 8
Status LED .......................................................................................................................................... 8
Behavior ................................................................................................................................... 9
4.1
4.2
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Unpacking ........................................................................................................................................... 4
Connector Panel ................................................................................................................................. 5
RS-422/GPI connections .................................................................................................................... 6
Powering up ........................................................................................................................................ 6
Operating Controls and Functions ......................................................................................... 7
3.1
3.2
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Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 1
Key features and benefits ................................................................................................................... 2
Block Diagram ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Output example ................................................................................................................................... 3
Video ................................................................................................................................................... 9
4.1.1 Supported input resolution ..................................................................................................... 9
4.1.2 Supported output resolution ................................................................................................. 10
4.1.3 Supported frame rate processing ........................................................................................ 10
4.1.4 Scaling limitations ................................................................................................................ 11
4.1.5 Processing delay .................................................................................................................. 11
Audio ................................................................................................................................................. 11
Configuration (Menu) ............................................................................................................. 12
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
Status Menu ...................................................................................................................................... 14
Video Menu ....................................................................................................................................... 16
Metadata Menu ................................................................................................................................. 20
Audio Menu ....................................................................................................................................... 22
5.4.1 Audio - General .................................................................................................................... 23
5.4.2 Audio - 5.1 ............................................................................................................................ 25
5.4.3 Audio - ALM ......................................................................................................................... 26
5.4.4 Audio - Downmix .................................................................................................................. 27
5.4.5 Audio - Loudness ................................................................................................................. 32
5.4.6 Audio - Loudness Advanced ................................................................................................ 34
5.4.7 Audio - Loudness Control .................................................................................................... 37
On Screen Display (OSD) Menu ....................................................................................................... 38
5.5.1 OSD - General ..................................................................................................................... 38
5.5.2 OSD - Loudness .................................................................................................................. 40
5.5.3 OSD - ALM ........................................................................................................................... 44
5.5.4 OSD - Timecode .................................................................................................................. 49
5.5.5 OSD – Asp. Ratio ................................................................................................................. 50
5.5.6 OSD – In. Format ................................................................................................................. 51
5.5.7 OSD - Markers ..................................................................................................................... 52
5.5.8 OSD - UMD .......................................................................................................................... 54
5.5.9 OSD - SubTitle ..................................................................................................................... 55
Ethernet ............................................................................................................................................. 56
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5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
Presets............................................................................................................................................... 58
General - Remote .............................................................................................................................. 59
General - GPI .................................................................................................................................... 60
About Menu ....................................................................................................................................... 62
Safe Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 63
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XML Gateway ......................................................................................................................... 65
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Upgrade Procedure ............................................................................................................... 66
7.1
7.2
Using a crossover RJ45 .................................................................................................................... 66
7.1.1 How to determined the computer (windows 7) IP address................................................... 67
7.1.2 How to change the computer (windows 7) IP address ......................................................... 69
Connecting to your Kaleido-Solo (LAN connection or crossover connection) .................................. 71
8
Profile ..................................................................................................................................... 74
9
Debug information ................................................................................................................. 75
10 Custom resolution ................................................................................................................. 76
11 Technical support information ............................................................................................. 77
12 Kaleido remote control (optional) ......................................................................................... 78
13 Specifications ........................................................................................................................ 79
14 Annex 1: Glossary ................................................................................................................. 80
15 Annex 2: AFD Functions ....................................................................................................... 81
16 Annex 3: Installing the Optical Interface .............................................................................. 85
17 Annex 4: SFP module and description ................................................................................. 87
18 Annex 5: Mounting bracket ................................................................................................... 88
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1. Kaleido-Solo 3G/HD/SD Video to HDMI Converter
1.1
Introduction
Kaleido-Solo is a compact, standalone 3Gbps/HD/SD video to HDMI converter, which allows low cost LCD displays to
be used for video and loudness/dialnorm monitoring. It‟s ideal for many professional monitoring applications, including
production, mobile truck, post-production and broadcast.
The converter allows operators to monitor loudness and dialnorm levels accurately over time, using a history graph
overlay, without the cost and complexity of a traditional loudness monitoring device. Kaleido-Solo also provides
overlays for markers, Time Code, subtitling, dynamic UMD (Under Monitor Display), Tallies, GPIO, AFD and ALM
(Audio Level Meters). To simplify embedded audio monitoring, it provides two audio connectors to output S/PDIF and
analog stereo of a 5.1 downmix, or any audio pair.
Kaleido-Solo provides automatic video input format detection, and supports a wide variety of video resolutions,
including 525i, 625i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
Kaleido-Solo is available in two versions: KS-900 and KS-910. These two versions are identical except that the KS900 does not offer loudness and dialnorm monitoring.
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1.2
Key features and benefits
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3Gbps/HD/SD to HDMI converter for video and audio monitoring
Offers high quality and rich monitoring using a low-cost LCD panel
Dual program loudness and dialnorm monitoring over time (KS-910 only)
o Bigger loudness chart presentation
ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 loudness measurement modes (KS-910 only)
Automatic input format detection
Supports 525i, 625i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p video resolutions
Multi frame rate support including 23.98p/PsF, 24p/PsF, 25p/PsF, 50i, 50p,
59.94i and 59.94p
Built-in scaler/de-interlacer
Optical SFP fiber input/output options
S/PDIF digital audio terminal that can output either:
o a 5.1 Downmix
o any PCM stereo pair
o an incoming Dolby Digital stream
Analog audio terminal that can output either:
o a 5.1 Downmix
o any PCM stereo pair
Selectable burn-in and Metadata overlay:
o History graph of audio loudness levels and dialnorm
o ALM (Audio Level Meters)
o Time Code
o AFD/WSS/VLI
o Aspect ratio markers
o Dynamic UMD (Under Monitor Display) and Tallies
o Subtitling (608,708,Teletext, OP-47)
Configurable presets
Configurable general purpose input/output (GPIO)
Automatic aspect ratio support
Video scaling and positioning options
HDMI 5.1 audio support
Easy configuration using on-screen menus
Failsafe mechanism for unsupported monitor resolutions
Convenient mounting bracket included
Optional remote control for menu navigation and configurable buttons
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1.3
Block Diagram
The following block diagram shows the functionality of the Kaleido-Solo.
Figure 1 - Functional Block Diagram
1.4
Output example
Figure 2 - Elements of the on-screen display
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2 Installation
2.1
Unpacking
Make sure the following items have been shipped with your Kaleido-Solo. If any of the following items are missing,
contact your distributor or Miranda Technologies Inc.
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Kaleido-Solo
Power Supply
Power cord
User Manual
Special mounting adapter with Kaleido-Solo mounting screws (see section 18)
4x square velcro
Warranty and Support Contact
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2.2
Connector Panel
The rear connector panel incorporates all inputs and outputs associated with the Kaleido-Solo, with the exception of a
Remote Control connector (sold separately) on the front panel.
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Connections
#
Label
Signal
Connector type
1
Fiber OUT/IN
2
3G/HD/SD IN
SDI input
BNC
3
3G/HD/SD OUT
SDI output
BNC
4
S/PDIF Audio Out
S/PDIF digital 2 ch.
3.5mm stereo jack
5
ANALOG Audio Out
2 channels unbalanced
3.5mm stereo jack
6
Monitor Out
HDMI to monitor
HDMI type A
7
Ethernet 10/100
RJ-45
8
RS-422 / GPI
RJ-45
9
Power
SFP module
The two video outputs (fiber and electric) are not loop-throughs of their respective inputs. They both carry the video
from the selected input of the Kaleido-Solo. In this sense, the Kaleido-Solo functions as an optical/electric or
electric/optical converter.
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2.3
RS-422/GPI connections
RS422/GPI Connector
Pin number
Description
#1
RS-422 Tx+
#2
RS-422 Tx-
#3
RS-422 Rx+
#4
GPI Input #1
#5
GPI Input #2
#6
RS-422 Rx-
#7
GPI Ouput
#8
Ground
2.4
Powering up
When powering up the Kaleido-Solo
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The led should turn on red.
 After 5 seconds the led should flash red (no valid SDI input) or green (valid SDI input).
 Your monitor should turn on and you should see content of the SDI input. If you only use the optional optical
input you won‟t be able to see any video until 15 seconds approximately. In this step Kaleido-Solo will use all
factory default parameters for video and audio. Even if you had muted audio you will hear audio in this boot up
step.
 After 15 seconds the led should stop blinking.
 The overlay should appear making the monitor turn off and on once.
 You are now ready to use the Kaleido-Solo.
The average total time to power-up a Kaleido-Solo is 20 seconds.
Note that the screen may turn off and on more than once on some monitor. This is a normal behavior.
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3 Operating Controls and Functions
The Kaleido-Solo is configured and operated using the four buttons on the front panel to navigate through on-screen
menus displayed on the video monitor. There are also some non-menu functions for these buttons.
From left to right:
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Label
Description
1
Reset button
2
Status
Status LED
3
Remote control
Connection with the optional Kaleido-Solo remote control see section 12
4
Escape
5
Up
6
Down
7
Enter
Note that you can see 2 mounting holes on the right side to mount the included metal bracket - see
section 18.
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3.1
Special button functions
Label
Description
Reset button
Press to reset unit
Hold for 5 seconds to restore factory default
Hold for 5 seconds to enter safe mode (640x480)
+
Analog audio volume control (when not in menu)
or
3.2
Status LED
The status LED in the lower left corner of the front panel displays the current status of the Kaleido-Solo.
Status
Description
Green
Video presence on selected input with no errors
Flashing green
Kaleido-Solo is still booting up with a valid video input
Red
No signal
Signal with errors
Unstable input signal
Hardware failure (after boot up)
Flashing red
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4 Behavior
4.1
Video
4.1.1
Supported input resolution
Format
Kaleido representation (status menu)
525i 59.94
525
625i 50
625
1280x720p 60
720p 60Hz
1280x720p 59.94
720p 59.94Hz
1280x720p 50
720p 50Hz
1920x1080i 60
1080i 60Hz
1920x1080i 59.94
1080i 59.94Hz
1920x1080i 50
1080i 50Hz
1920x1080p 60
1080p 60Hz
1920x1080p 59.94
1080p 59.94Hz
1920x1080p 24
1080p 24Hz
1920x1080p 23.98
1080p 23.98Hz
1920x1080p 50
1080p 50Hz
1920x1080p 25
1080p 25Hz
1920x1080 PsF 24
1080p 24sF
1920x1080 PsF 23.98
1080p 23.98sF
1920x1080 PsF 25
1080i 50Hz
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4.1.2
Supported output resolution
Format
Kaleido representation (status menu)
1920x1200p 60/59.94/50
e.g.: 1920x1200p60
1920x1080p 60/59.94/50
e.g.: 1920x1080p60
1600x1200p 60/59.94/50
e.g. : 1600x1200p60
1680x1050p 60/59.94/50
e.g. : 1680x1050p60
1440x900p 60/59.94/50
e.g. : 1440x900p60
1366x768p 60/59.94/50
e.g.: 1366x768p60
1280x720p 60/59.94/50
e.g.: 1280x720p60
640x480p 60/59.94
e.g.: 640x480p60
Note that 640x480p 60 is the safe mode resolution.
Note that other resolutions can be supported though safe mode menu see section 5.11.
4.1.3
Supported frame rate processing
Frame rate input
60/59.94/30/29.97/24/23.98
50/25
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Here is some example of frame rate conversion (the scaling processing has been omitted for brevity):
Input
Processing
Output
1280x720p 59.94
No processing
1920x1200p 59.94
1920x1080i 60
Deinterlaced
1920x1200p 60
Frame doubling
625i 50
Deinterlaced
1920x1200p50
Frame doubling
625i 50
Deinterlaced
1920x1200p60
Frame repetition
1920x1080p24
Frame repetition (3:2 insertion)
1920x1200p60
1920x1080i50
Deinterlaced
1920x1200p50
(50i/PsF should be set to interlaced)
Frame doubling
1920x1080 PsF 25
Field merge
(50i/PsF should be set to PsF)
Frame doubling
4.1.4
1920x1200p50
Scaling limitations
When scaling an SD 4:3 input (e.g.: AFD Code: 4:3_8) to a 1920x1200 monitor the output image will not fill the
monitor as it should. The aspect ratio is still maintained.
When scaling an SD letter box input (e.g.: AFD Code: 4:3_4) into a 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 monitor the output
image will not fill the monitor as it should. The aspect ratio is still maintained.
4.1.5
Processing delay
The Kaleido-Solo‟s video processing delay is about 1 frame when the input frame rate is equal to half of the output
rate (e.g.: i60 to p60). In all other cases the processing delay is kept at its minimum.
4.2
Audio
Kaleido-Solo doesn‟t decode compressed audio. Selected compressed audio will be passed through HDMI and
SPDIF interfaces unprocessed.
Note that the monitor must support compressed audio if you pass compressed audio on the hdmi output.
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5 Configuration (Menu)
To open the menu system, press ENTER.
The menu display will open in the center of the screen.
The current position always appears to the right and it is highlighted in yellow along with the path to it..
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Move up and down the options in the current level by using the UP and DOWN buttons
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Move back to the previous level on the left by pushing the ESCAPE button
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Move on to the next level, which will appear on the right, by pushing the ENTER button.
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The right-most level will usually allow a value or option to be selected. It will be a list of choices, or perhaps a sliding
scale.
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When you enter that level, the current value will be shown
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Select a different value using the UP and DOWN buttons, then:
Either...... Push ENTER to acknowledge the value and move back to the previous menu level.
Or ......... Push ESCAPE to move back to the previous menu level while restoring the value to its original state.
When you have finished using the menu, push ESCAPE until you are in the left-most level, and then once more. The
menu will disappear from the screen.
Kaleido-Solo remembers the last path you used, so you can retrace your steps back to the last parameter changed
quickly, just by pushing ENTER until you arrive at the value list.
All parameters are saved automatically 5 seconds after the last change. Be sure to not unplug the Kaleido-Solo within
this 5 seconds or you may lose your modifications.
Note that these 5 seconds also apply when you reverse a change using the ESCAPE key.
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5.1
Status Menu
Category
General
Description
Input
Shows the selected input Electrical (BNC) / Optical (SFP module).
Shows the format detected as specified in section 4.1.1.
SFP Module
Shows the type of external module detected and supported (None, Dual TX,
Dual RX, RX, TX or RX-TX) see Annex 4: SFP module and description.
Aspect Ratio
Shows the AFD/VLI/WSS aspect ratio video processing applied at the
output. This parameter can be changed in the Metadata section.
Monitor (Video)
Shows the monitor‟s prefered resolution specified by EDID see section
5.11. See section 4.1.1 for possibilities.
Monitor (Audio)
Shows the monitor audio support status specified by EDID see section 5.11.
Possibilities are: No Audio Support, Linear PCM, AC-3, MPEG1 ,MP3
,MPEG2, AAC, DTS, ATRAC, One Bit Audio, Dolby Digital+, DTS-HD, MAT
(MLP), DST, WMA Pro, Format Unknown.
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Input
Embedded
Audio
Output (HDMI Video)
Shows the actual output resolution at the HDMI output. See section 4.1.1 for
possibilities.
Output (HDMI Audio)
Shows the actual audio state at the HDMI output. Possibilities are: Audio
Driver Off (DVI Mode), Stereo (HDMI Mode), 5.1 (HDMI Mode). Possibilities
are: Stereo, 5.1 no.1 Downmixed, 5.1 no.2 Downmixed, 5.1 no.1, 5.1 no.1.
Muted (NPCM), 5.1 no.2, 5.1 no.2 Muted (NPCM), Audio Driver Off, Muted
Output
(SPDIF/Analog)
Shows the current state of the SPDIF/Analog audio output. Possibilities are:
Stereo, 5.1 no.1 Downmixed, 5.1 no.2 Downmixed,5.1 no.1 Muted (NPCM),
5.1 no.2 Muted (NPCM), Muted.
1 to 16
Shows the type of audio detected per channel (PCM, NPCM, AC3, E-AC3,
DOLBY E, MPG1L1, MPG1L2/3, MPG2 aud, MPG2L1, MPG2L2/3, AAC,
HE-AAC, or N/A).
The Monitor resolution can be different than the Output resolution. In most cases both resolution will be the same.
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5.2
Video Menu
Input Selection
Select the input signal to be used by the Kaleido-Solo. Choose between:
Electrical:
The signal arriving on the rear-panel BNC connector.
Optical:
The signal arriving via optical fiber into the SFP module installed in the rear panel.
Video Picture
Checked
Enable the input video to appear on screen.
Unchecked
Disable the input video and subtitling from appearing on screen.
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Scaler
Auto:
The scaler uses the output resolution and aspect ratio (automatic or forced) to maximize video size.
The input signal is de-interlaced (when input is interlaced) and then scaled for the display.
5% to 65%
Scale down the video to a specific image size. 5% will produce a smaller image than 65%.
Off:
The incoming video is not rescaled. If it is smaller than the display, it will appear centered within the
display. If it is larger than the display, the video will be centered but cropped so that only a part of it is
shown. In this mode the video will not react to the aspect ratio configuration.
Picture anchor
When the scaler is not in Auto or Off you can select up to 9 pre-configured video position.
Picture offset
When the scaler is not in Auto or Off you can fine tune the video horizontal and vertical position.
Dynamic Range
SDI video has a dynamic range from 16 for black to 235 for white. Dynamic range expansion broadens the range to
the full gamut of 0 to 255 that is available in an 8-bit system.
Expand:
Use the full dynamic range of 0 to 255 for the displayed video by expanding the input video data
(video processing implied). Video values lower than 16 will be clipped to 0.
Standard:
Display the video using the standard dynamic range of 16 to 235. Video values lower than 16 will be
displayed properly.
50Hz i/PsF
When the input signal is 1080i 50 Hz, it is not possible to automatically detect whether the video is 25 Hz PsF video or
50 Hz interlaced. If PsF is known to be present it must be manually selected, so that the Kaleido-Solo can properly
process the video image (de-interlacing for interlaced video; field-merging for PsF video).
Interlaced:
Use when the input video is in interlaced format. The video will be de-interlaced.
PsF:
Use when the input video is in PsF format. The video will be field-merged.
Test Pattern
The user can replace the displayed video with a test signal (a valid video input must be present).
Select from these choices:
Off:
The input video appears at the output.
Color Bars:
Sends a 75% color bar test pattern (100% white), along with audio test tones (a continuous tone on
right channel with pulsed tone on left channel in every pair) to the Kaleido-Solo output.
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Lip-sync:
Sends a special test signal comprising color bars and tone plus a visual element that is used to align
audio-video delays in a processing path.
The special test signal consists of 75% color bars within which a white square is inserted every 4 seconds for a
duration of 10 frames. Simultaneously with the beginning of the first field of video containing the white square, the
audio channels at the output are pulsed with a tone lasting 250 ms.
Viewing the video display and listening to the audio allows the user to time-align the audio and video for correct lipsync. Go to the Audio - General - Delay (SPDIF/Analog) menu (see section 5.4.1) to make the timing adjustment.
Note that these test signals are available only when there is an input to the Kaleido-Solo, and they only
appear on the HDMI and audio outputs; they do not appear on the BNC and optical outputs.
Note that activating the test pattern will override all audio parameters e.g.: output volume and disable
some OSD elements e.g.: audio level meters.
Aspect Ratio - Mode
Follow
Metadata:
Selects the code extracted from the input signal and process (scale) the video accordingly. If there is
no aspect ratio code Forced mode code will be used.
Forced:
Selects the Forced HD selection (e.g.: 16:9_8) when an HD signal is present or the FORCED SD
selection (e.g.: 4:3_8) to process (scale) the video accordingly.
Note that a 1 frame time reaction can be noticed when there is an aspect code change if follow metadata
is selected.
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Aspect Ratio - Forced HD
Select the AFD code that will be forced for an HD input video signals when scaler is set to anything but Off.
Refer to: Annex 2: AFD Functions
16:9_2
16:9_3
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16:9_14
16:9_15
Aspect Ratio - Forced SD
Select the AFD code that will be forced on the for an SD input video signals when scaler is set to anything but Off.
Refer to: Annex 2: AFD Functions
4:3_2
4:3_3
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4:3_14
4:3_15
16:9_8 (Anamorphic)
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5.3
Metadata Menu
This menu is used to configure the parameters needed to correctly extract different metadata types - for example, the
aspect ratio source, time code packet, the Dolby metadata packet, etc.
Status
Some statuses are reported directly in this menu for the ease of configuration.
Aspect Ratio
Status:
Time Code
Aspect ratio status shows the presence of an AFD code of the type specified by the AFD source
parameter (Detected or N/A).
Time code status shows the presence of time code (Detected or N/A).
Status:
Dolby Metadata
Status:
Dolby metadata shows the presence of the selected SDID (Detected or N/A).
Subtitling
Subtitling status shows the presence and type of subtitling (CC608, EIA708B or Teletext)
Status:
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Aspect ratio - AFD source
Select the source of the metadata that will be used by this Kaleido-Solo for aspect ratio control:
AFD:
Selects AFD (SMPTE 2016) as the source for HD and SD (525, 625) aspect ratio descriptor.
VLI:
Selects VLI as the source for the SD (525, 625) aspect ratio descriptor.
WSS:
Selects WSS as the source for the SD (625) aspect ratio descriptor.
The Active Format Descriptor (AFD) flag is used to identify the aspect ratio and protected areas of a video signal.
The AFD flag is implemented differently in HD and SD:
 In HD, the AFD flag (SMPTE 2016) is sent as an ancillary packet, normally found on line 11 in the vertical ancillary
space.
 In SD, the AFD flag is sent as a Video Line Index (VLI) signal (RP 186), as a Wide Screen Signaling (WSS) signal
(ITU-R BT.1119-2) for 625 only, or as an AFD packet (SMPTE 2016).
Note that it is not possible to specify different sources for SD and HD, e.g.: VLI for SD and AFD for HD.
Time Code - SD Select Mode
Select whether time code extraction from SD video inputs will be automatic or manual.
Auto:
The vertical interval of the incoming video is scanned and the first detected time code is extracted.
Manual:
Time code will only be extracted if it appears on a specified line in the vertical interval.
In Manual mode only, the SD Select Line menu item is enabled, allowing the line number for extraction to be
specified.
Time Code - HD Select Type
Select the source of the timecode to be displayed when the input video is HD.
VITC:
Use ATC VITC time code (time code updated every field).
LTC:
Use ATC LTC time code (time code updated every frame).
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Dolby Metadata – SDID
Specify which SDID to look at for Dolby Metadata extraction:
01
02
...
08
09
An SDI signal could contain up to 9 different Dolby metadata packets. This specifies which one to select. Some of
the information contained in the selected packet could affect the behaviour of the loudness (see section 5.4.5) or
downmix (see section 5.4.4).
5.4
Audio Menu
Audio output bloc diagram
Analog
volume
control
Stereo pair
(Ch. 1-2, 3-4, etc.)
Analog output
SPDIF output
Downmix from 5.1 no.1
Downmix from 5.1 no.2
5.1 no.1
OFF (Mute)
HDMI output
5.1 no.2
Output Stereo
Selection
OFF (Mute)
Audio HDMI
The audio HDMI selection is not available if the monitor does not support audio. The audio capability is reported by
the monitor‟s EDID or described by configuring the monitor parameter in the safe mode menu or described in the
custom resolution (see section 5.11)
When a NPCM audio is involved in a downmix selection the output stereo selection will be muted. Downmix channels
selection are done in section 5.4.2.
When a NPCM audio is involved in a HDMI 5.1, all channels will be muted even the PCMs. 5.1. Channels selection
are done in section 5.4.2.
To pass a compressed audio pair to the HDMI output, the audio stereo path must be use with the two channels
involved. 5.1 only works for PCM audio.
All audio outputs are configured in section 5.4.1.
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5.4.1
Audio - General
Output Stereo Selection
Select the audio channel pair that will be sent to the Kaleido-Solo outputs (HDMI, S/PDIF and analog) for monitoring.
Ch. 1-2
Monitor channel 1 (left) and 2 (right).
...
Ch. 15-16
Monitor channel 15 (left) and 16 (right).
Downmix 5.1 no. 1
Monitor the downmix output. See section 5.4.2 to configure the input channels assignment of
downmix no. 1. See section 5.4.4 to configure the downmix behavior.
Downmix 5.1 no. 2
Monitor the downmix output. See section 5.4.2 to configure the input channels assignment of
downmix no. 2. See section 5.4.4 to configure the downmix behavior.
OFF (MUTE)
Turn off audio monitoring.
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The OSD ALMs indicate which audio pair is being monitored. A grey marker at the bottom of the ALM shows the
selected pair. In this example the audio pair 1-2 is selected. If downmix or off is selected no grey marker is present.
Audio HDMI
Choose whether to send the audio channels selected for monitoring to the HDMI port.
Stereo
Enable stereo audio insertion in HDMI. The selected stereo pair is selected by the Output Stereo
Selection configuration.
5.1 no.1
Enable 5.1 audio insertion in HDMI. The selected channel are define in section 5.4.2.
5.1 no.2
Enable 5.1 audio insertion in HDMI. The selected channel are define in section 5.4.2.
Off
Disable audio insertion in HDMI (this could help with some monitors that does not support
compressed audio).
Volume (Analog)
Adjust the volume of the Kaleido-Solo‟s analog audio output.
0 dB
The input level is unchanged.
...
-96 dB
The input level is attenuated.
Note that the audio output volume can also be adjusted by pressing the UP and DOWN keys when you
are in normal operation (i.e. menu not displayed).
Delay (SPDIF/Analog)
Delay can be added to the SPDIF and analog audio outputs, to compensate for a monitor video delay, so that the
audio timing can be matched to the video for lip sync. This control does not affect the audio inserted in the HDMI port.
Using the lip sync test signal (see section 5.2) will help when making this adjustment.
From the Delay (SPDIF/Analog) menu, press ENTER. The main menu disappears and only the adjustment slider
remains visible. This ensures that the test signal or video that is being used to adjust the audio delay is not obscured
by the menu.
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Use the UP and DOWN buttons to adjust the audio delay until the timing is subjectively correct, then press ESCAPE to
go back to the Audio General menu.
The available delay range is 0 to 120 ms.
5.4.2
Audio - 5.1
5.1 Assignment No.1
Select the channels you want to assign to 5.1 no.1. This assignment will be use by ALMs, downmix, HDMI 5.1 no. 1
audio selection, etc.
5.1 Assignation No.2
Select the channels you want to assign to 5.1 no.2. This assignment will be use by ALMs, downmix, HDMI 5.1 no. 2
audio selection, etc.
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5.4.3
Audio - ALM
Stereo Assignment
Select input channels (by pair) for each of the eight available ALMs. To change the visual aspect of ALMs see section
5.5.3.
Audio in dBU level at 0 dBFS
This configuration is used when using analog level meters (listed below). Furthermore, it‟s the reference level used to
convert dBFS to dBU.
Analog level meters affected by this parameter:
VU METER (IEC60268-17) Analog VU
UK PPM (IEC60268-10 type IIa) Analog peak
EBU PPM (IEC60268-10 type IIb) Analog peak
NORDIC PPM (IEC60268-10 type I) Analog peak
DIN PPM (IEC60268-10) Analog peak
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5.4.4
Audio - Downmix
The Kaleido-Solo provides two channels of audio output. If the input audio is a 5.1 surround sound signal, it must be
downmixed for monitoring. This menu provides the configuration for the downmix.
Control - Operation Mode
Manual
Choose this option if you want to manually configure the channels for the downmix (see audio ->
downmix -> input selection).
Follow Metada
If you have properly configured the dolby metadata extraction (see section 5.3) you can use this
option. It will configure the downmix using specific extracted parameters from program 1 (center
mix level, surround mix level and mode (LtRt/LoRo)). If you also want to use the dialnorm
extracted parameter you must set the “Apply Dialnorm” selection to ON. You can display the
contents of the Dolby metadata using the Show Input Status.
Note that if there is no Dolby metadata and the operation mode is set to “follow metadata” the KaleidoSolo will switch to manual mode automatically using entered manual settings for its processing. If Dolby
metadata is detected again the Kaleido-Solo will switch back to follow metadata mode.
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Control - Normalization
Select whether level and loudness normalization are applied to the downmix results
Off
Downmix output level is not normalized. Clipping may occur depending on the input channel
levels and the selected mix levels.
Level A (lvl)
Downmix output level is normalized based on the applied mix levels to provide a uniform output
over the range of mix levels available. Clipping will never occur, even with full scale input
channels and mix levels.
Level B (lvl+loud)
Downmix output level is normalized based on the channel configuration to provide uniform output
loudness between 3/2 and 2/0 programs. Downmixing a 3/2 program produces loudness
attenuation compared to the same program in 2/0 at the same input loudness. To provide a
uniform output loudness, a loudness attenuation is applied only on 2/0 programs. If the operating
mode is Follow Metadata, the channel configuration is given by the AC-3 coding mode
parameter in the metadata. If the operating mode is Manual, the channel configuration is given
by the selected mix levels: a 2/0 channel configuration is achieved by setting Center, Surround,
and LFE Mix Levels to Mute. Any other combination of mix levels is assumed to be a 3/2 channel
configuration. Level-B normalization also includes Level-A normalization, based on the applied
mix levels. Clipping will never occur, even with full scale input channels and mix levels.
Control - LFE Mix Level
Set the level of the contribution of the LFE channel to the downmixed signal.
+10 dB
+9 dB
+7.5 dB
+6 dB
The input level is boosted.
+4.5 dB
+3 dB
+1.5 dB
0 dB
The input level is unchanged.
-1.5 dB
-3 dB
-4.5 dB
The input level is reduced.
-6 dB
Mute
LFE is not used in the downmix.
This gain is always applied to LFE even if the operation mode is set to follow metadata because there is no such
information in the metadata.
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Dolby Metadata - Show Status
Select Show Status and ENTER to see the contents of the Dolby Metadata that will control the downmix process in the
Follow Metadata operating mode.
The Dolby Status information window opens, as shown in this example -
Press ESCAPE to close the information window and return to the menu.
Dolby Metadata - Apply Dialnorm
Choose whether to apply the Dialnorm parameter to the downmixed stereo program.
On
Applies a gain after the downmix. The gain applied is contained in the Dolby Metadata if the
operation mode is set to follow metadata or set by the manual dialnorm if operation mode is set to
manual. The -31 dBFS is equal to unity (no gain).
Off
No gain applied.
Manual – Mode
LtRt
Stands for Left total/Right total. It‟s a downmix suitable for decoding with a Dolby Pro Logic surround
sound device.
LoRo
Stands for Left only/Right only. It‟s a downmix suitable for stereophonic sound playback.
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Manual - Dialnorm
Select a dialnorm value to use during the manual downmix. The gain will be applied after the downmix.
-1 dBFS
30 dB gain is applied.
...
-31 dBFS
Unity gain is applied (no gain, no attenuation).
The gain applied (dBFS) is calculated as follow: Gain applied (dBFS) = 31 dBFS + Dialnorm
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Manual - Center Mix Level
Select the mix level of the center channel into the stereo downmix.
+3 dB
+1.5 dB
0 dB
The input level is boosted.
The input level is unchanged.
-1.5 dB
-3 dB
-4.5 dB
The input level is reduced.
-6 dB
Mute
Center is not used in the downmix.
Manual - Surround Mix Level
Select the mix level of the surround channels into the stereo downmix.
+3 dB
+1.5 dB
0 dB
The input level is boosted.
The input level is unchanged.
-1.5 dB
-3 dB
-4.5 dB
The input level is reduced.
-6 dB
Mute
Surround is not used in the downmix.
Input Selection
Assign input channels to the L, R, C, LFE, Ls and Rs downmix inputs.
Note that if compressed audio is detected on one or more of the assigned channels, the downmix audio
will be muted.
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5.4.5
Audio - Loudness
Loudness measurement is available in Kaleido-Solo model 910 only.
st
nd
The Kaleido-Solo supports two independent loudness measurements, called “1 Loudness” and “2 Loudness”. You
can configure both in this menu. Having two separate measurements is useful if, for example, you want to measure
one 5.1 and one stereo pair simultaneously.
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - Program Selection
Manual
Use to manually set the coding mode and the channel selection.
Prog. 1
Use the Dolby metadata contained coding mode and channel selection of program #1.
...
Prog. 8
Use the Dolby metadata contained coding mode and channel selection of program #8.
Note that loudness meters can, under some conditions, be unable to display loudness information.
For instance, if one of the loudness audio channels involved is not PCM, an error message will be
displayed and no loudness data will be shown. The same thing will happen if the audio program selected
(and its associated audio coding mode) is extracted from Dolby Metadata and none can be found on
input. An error message saying “no Dolby” will show up to explain why no data is being processed.
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1st Loudness/2nd Loudness – Manual Coding Mode
The manual coding mode offers a way to manually configure the loudness measurement. Changing the coding mode
will enable or disable channel assignments. For example if you select 1/0 (c), only the center channel can be
assigned and be considered in the loudness measurement.
Here is a list of available coding modes:
1/0 (C)
1/0 (C) TO STEREO
2/0 (L, R)
3/0 (L, C, R)
3.0L (L, C, R, LFE)
2/1 (L, R, S)
2/1L (L, R, S, LFE)
3/1 (L, C, R, S)
3/1L (L, C, R, S, LFE)
2/2 (L, R, Ls, Rs)
2/2L (L, R, Ls, Rs, LFE)
3/2 (L, C, R, Ls, Rs)
3/2L (L, C, R, Ls, Rs, LFE)
Note that the 1/0(C) TO STEREO selection will copy one channel (selectable) into a stereo pair for proper
loudness measurement.
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - Target Src (Dialnorm)
Manual
By selecting this option you can change the loudness chart target in the loudness advance menu
(Loud. Adv - see section 5.4.6).
Follow Metada
The loudness chart target is defined within the extracted Dolby metadata program.
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - Input Selection
You can manually assign a physical channel to each available loudness input position, if the program selection is set
to manual and the coding mode permits the position assignment.
A coding mode 2/0 (L, R) will only permit channels to be assigned to the L and R positions.
A coding mode 1/0 (C) will only permit a channel to be assigned to the C position.
Note that you cannot assign the same channel twice.
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5.4.6
Audio - Loudness Advanced
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - EBU Mode
Checked
The loudness chart will follow the EBU R128 recommendation for the loudness measurement.
Unchecked
A parameter that is not compliant with EBU R128 has been changed (e.g.: Target parameter is not
set to -23).
Note that if there are stars in front of the menu name (e.g.: ** EBU Mode) it means that the measurement
respects the EBU algorithm except parameters that were manually changed. These changes could affect
the results.
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1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - A-85 Mode
Checked
The loudness chart will follow the ATSC A/85 recommendation for the loudness measurement.
Unchecked
A parameter that is not compliant with ATSC A/85 has been changed (e.g.: Target parameter is not
set to -24).
Note that if there are stars in front of the menu name (e.g.: ** A-85 Mode) it means that the measurement
respects the EBU algorithm except parameters that were manually changed. These changes could affect
the results.
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - Target
This parameter will change the target value in loudness chart. Altering this value will unchecked the EBU or A-85
Mode.
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness - Short-Term Time Window
Changing this parameter affects the short term calculation. Altering this value will unchecked the EBU or A-85 Mode.
The choices are:
1 sec
..
15 sec
1st Loudness/2nd Loudness – Relative Gating
Changing this parameter affects the relative gating calculation. Altering this value will unchecked the EBU or A-85
Mode. The choices are:
-8 dB
-10 dB
Loudness measurement summary
Mode
Momentary
Short Term
Integrated
Gate
Target
Range
EBU
400 ms sliding
window
3 sec sliding
window
infinite sliding
window
affecting
integrated
measure
-23 dBFS
yes
A-85
400 ms sliding
window
10 sec sliding
window
infinite sliding
window
none
-24 dBFS
no
Refer to EBU R128 or ATSC A/85 specification for more specific details.
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Other loudness standard supported
You can use the Kaleido-Solo to measure loudness following other standards by configuring some parameters. You
can find those parameters in the next table:
Standard
Unit
EBU
Mode
A-85
Mode
Target
Short-Term Time Window
Relative Gating
(sec)
(dB)
EBU MODE G8
LUFS
-23
3
-8
EBU MODE G10
LUFS
-23
3
-10
LKFS
-24
10
N/A
LKFS
-24
10
-10
LKFS
-24
3
-10
ATSC A/85
ITU-r BS.1770-1
ATSC A/85
ITU-r BS.1770-2
ARIB
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5.4.7
Audio - Loudness Control
Meter
Paused
Force loudness chart 1 and/or 2 to pause. When paused, the loudness chart will display “pause” and
last data will stay on screen.
Running
When loudness engine goes from a paused state to a running state, the engine is restarted and
continues where it was left. A special case occurs for EBU LRA measurements that need valid short
term values - no new LRA measurements will be displayed until the “Short-Term Time Window” has
elapsed (e.g.: For EBU mode, this value is 3 sec).
Reset
Ok
Reset all loudness measurements - traces on the loudness (1 or 2) chart.
Cancel
Return to the menu without any alteration.
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5.5
5.5.1
On Screen Display (OSD) Menu
OSD - General
Transparency
Affects all OSD elements except the menu
5:
Transparent
...
0:
Opaque
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Show OSD
Acts as a Master Switch affecting all OSD elements except the menu
Checked:
Enable the display of OSD elements. Each OSD element has its own show/hide parameter e.g.:
loudness chart.
Unchecked:
Disable all OSD elements, irrespective of their individual Show/Hide setting.
Note that if the OSD is turned off the video signal is still displayed.
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5.5.2
OSD - Loudness
Loudness measurement is available in Kaleido-Solo model 910 only.
This menu controls the appearance of the on-screen loudness chart.
Display
Off
Disable any loudness chart.
Mono Meter 1
Shows 1 loudness chart with first program settings see section 5.4.5.
Mono Meter 2
Shows 1 loudness chart with second program settings see section 5.4.5.
Dual Meter
Shows 2 loudness chart with both first and second program settings see section 5.4.5.
Note that the mono meter and the dual meter are different in their respective graphical representation.
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Dual Loudness 1/2
When dual meter is selected you have the choice to only show 1 of the meter or both of them.
Checked
Display the associated loudness chart when Dual Meter is selected.
Unchecked
Hide the associated loudness chart when Dual Meter is selected.
Short Term
Checked
Display the short term trace in both loudness charts.
Unchecked
Hide the short term trace in both loudness charts.
Integrated
Checked
Display the integrated trace in both loudness charts.
Unchecked
Hide the integrated trace in both loudness charts.
Target (Dialnorm)
Checked
Display the target trace in both loudness charts.
Unchecked
Hide the target trace in both loudness charts.
Chart Value Scale
+9
All loudness charts will use a scale of -41.0 LUFS/LKFS to -14.0 LUFS/LKFS (-18.0 LU/dB to +9.0
LU/dB).
+18
All loudness charts will use a scale of -59.0 LUFS/LKFS to -5.0 LUFS/LKFS) (-36.0 LU/dB to +18.0
LU/dB).
Chart Time Scale
Set the horizontal time scale of the loudness chart to the desired duration:
30 Sec
60 Sec
90 Sec
120 Sec
5 Min
10 Min
15 Min
30 Min
60 Min
90 Min
120 Min
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Position
Move all loudness charts to the desired position on the screen:
Top Left
Top Center
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Center
Bottom Right
Center
Loudness chart (mono meter representation)
The color identifies the traces (center section) with their numeric values (top section).
Top/Bottom
section
Refer to EBU R128 or ATSC A/85 specification for more details.
S: Short term, since last reset.
I: Integrated, since last reset.
T: Target.
TPmax: Maximal true peak, since last reset.
LRA: Loudness range.
Mmax: Maximal Momentary, since last reset.
Top right section
Shows if the alarm condition (see Loudness chart alarm) is triggered (RED) by the measure 1
and/or 2. Both charts are active at all time but only one can be displayed at a time.
Center section
Graphic representation of the short term, integrated measurement and the target value. The
time scale is represented at the bottom of this section. Those traces can be independently
shown or hidden (see section 5.5.2). The “EBU Mode or A85 Mode” is displayed only when the
measurements are compliant to those specifications (see section 5.4.6). Markers appear when
an audio loudness control reset is applied (see section 5.4.7). The integrated value for the
segment will appear next to the marker.
Center Right
section
Meter that represents the momentary measurement.
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Loudness chart (dual meter representation)
The color identifies the traces (center section) with their numeric values (left section).
Left section
Refer to EBU R128 or ATSC A/85 specification for more details.
Center section
Graphic representation of short term, integrated measurement and the target value. The time
scale is represented at the bottom of this section. Those traces can be independently shown or
hidden (see section 5.5.2). The “EBU Mode or A85 Mode” is displayed only when the
measurements are compliant to those specifications (see section 5.4.6).
Right section
Meter that represents the momentary measurement.
Loudness chart alarm
When the integrated value goes outside the upper and lower tolerance an alarm is triggered. A red frame will appear
around the loudness chart. You can trigger the GPI out with this alarm (see section 5.9).
Standard
Unit
EBU MODE G8
EBU MODE G10
ATSC A/85
ITU-r BS.1770-1
ATSC A/85
ITU-r BS.1770-2
ARIB
EBU
Mode
A-85
Mode
Target
Upper/Lower Alarm
Tolerances
Alarm Compliance
LUFS
-23
-22/-24
True
LUFS
-23
-22/-24
True
LKFS
-24
LKFS
-24
LKFS
-24
-22/-26
-22/-26
-21/-27
True
False (-23/-25)
False (-23/-25)
Note that the alarm tolerances are not configurable.
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5.5.3
OSD - ALM
This menu sets up the appearance of the on-screen Audio Level Meters.
Control - Show ALM
Choose whether to display the on-screen ALMs:
Checked
Show all audio level meters.
Unchecked
Hide all audio level meters.
Control - Scale
Checked
Show scales on all audio level meters - levels are in dB.
Unchecked
Hide scales on all audio level meters.
Control - Channel ID
Checked
Show the identity (channel numbers) on all audio level meters.
Unchecked
Hide the identity (channel numbers) on all audio level meters.
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ALM Standard – ALM 5.1 (no. 1 and no. 2)
Off
Hide the 5.1 audio level meters giving the space to show up to 3 stereo audio level meters.
Other types
See ALM1,2,etc type for more details.
ALM Standard - ALM1, ALM2, etc.
For each of the eight available ALMs,
Off
Hide the stereo meter.
Other types
See next picture and next table to see all representation supported.
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Note that the numbers 1 to 7 on black background (image bottom numbers) are just here for the purpose
of the manual and cannot be displayed on the video output of the Kaleido-Solo.
1
Linear (Digital type VU (Green bars) + Peak (White horizontal lines))
2
EBU Digital (Digital type VU (Green bars) + Peak (White horizontal lines)) (IEC60268-18)
3
VU Meter (Analog VU) (IEC60268-17)
4
UK PPM (Analog peak) (IEC60268-10 type IIa)
5
EBU PPM (Analog peak) (IEC60268-10 type IIb)
6
Nordic PPM (Analog peak) (IEC60268-10 type I)
7
DIN PPM (Analog peak) (IEC60268-10)
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Scale
Scale is the graduation in dB of an audio level meter.
Channel ID
Identifies the audio channel pair reprensented by audio level meter.
Phase meter
Provides an indication of the relative phase of the two channels and thereby provides some measure
of mono compatibility. The range is 0 to 180 degrees and is represented as follows: bottom is 0
degrees and top is 180 degrees.
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5.1 channel assignment
L
Stands for front left
C
Stands for center
R
Stands for front right
LS
Stands for left surround
LF
Stands for subwoofer
RS
Stands for right surround
Note that all ALMs are in true peak mode (not selectable) (as explained in document ITU-R BS.1770-1
annex 2).
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5.5.4
OSD - Timecode
Time Code Show
Set the location on the display monitor where the time code will be displayed, or turn it off:
Off
Top Left
Top Center
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Center
Bottom Right
Time Code - Font Size
Set the size of the font used to display the time code:
Big
Selects the big font
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Small
Selects the small font
The samples show the relative sizes of the fonts.
5.5.5
OSD – Asp. Ratio
Asp. Ratio - Show
Set the location on the display monitor where the AFD code extracted from the input will be displayed, or turn it off:
Off
Top Left
Top Center
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Center
Bottom Right
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5.5.6
OSD – In. Format
In. Format Show
Set the location on the display monitor where the input format will be displayed, or turn it off:
Off
Top Left
Top Center
Top Right
Bottom Left
Bottom Center
Bottom Right
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5.5.7
OSD - Markers
4:3 Markers - Line
Choose whether to show 4:3 markers within the 16:9 video displays
No Lines
Marker are not displayed.
Lines
Markers are displayed.
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4:3 Markers - Mask
The area of the image that is outside the protected area as shown by the markers can be masked, and the mask
selected as transparent or opaque, using this menu.
Off
No mask applied.
Opaque
Mask is applied and completely blocks video.
Transparent
Mask is applied and video can be seen through mask.
The 4:3 line or mask will appear only when the active output resolution is 16:9 (e.g.: 1920x1080p60). For this
behavior the 4:3 line/4:3 mask must not be set to off.
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5.5.8
OSD - UMD
Under monitor display (UMD)
Under monitor display (UMD) with tallies
Dynamic text can be driven by some automation systems.
Note that the ID number for the Kaleido-Solo UMD text box is „0‟ and the port number is „13000‟. This is
useful when configuring the third-party automation system see section 6.
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5.5.9
OSD - SubTitle
Subtitling
Unchecked:
Disable burn in subtitling.
Checked:
Enable burn in subtitling.
Note that if the video is scaled to use a small portion of the monitor the subtitling may be illegible but still
present.
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5.6
Ethernet
Status
Information related to the Ethernet connection e.g.: IP address, etc.
Use DHCP
Unchecked:
Use manually-entered IP address.
Checked:
Let the DHCP server on your network to assign an IP address every time you power-up the KaleidoSolo.
IP Address
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device participating in a computer
network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. You can set the address IP here.
Netmask
Netmask configures the subnetwork. A subnetwork, or subnet, is a logically visible subdivision of an IP network. You
can set the netmask here.
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Gateway
A network node equipped for interfacing with another network that uses different protocols. You can put the IP
address of a gateway here.
Apply Settings
After IP, Netmask and Gateway addresses are entered, navigate to the “Apply Settings” button and click on it. Wait a
few seconds to see the Status box information change accordingly. If DHCP is checked, the IP is the one provided by
your network DHCP server.
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5.7
Presets
User Presets
You can save and load up to 5 presets. Everything can be saved and recalled in a preset except for:
 Ethernet configuration (see section 5.6)
 Safe mode configuration (see section 5.11)
 Analog Volume (see section 3.1)
 Remote control buttons assignment (see section 5.8)
 GP I/O assignment (see section 5.9)
Default Preset
If activated, everything will be reseted to factory default except for:
 Ethernet configuration (see section 5.6)
 Safe mode configuration (see section 5.11)
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5.8
General - Remote
You can assign up to 2 actions to the optional remote control buttons #1 to #4 (see section 12). Here are the
possibilities:
No Action:
Nothing.
Load User Preset 1 to 5:
Load a previously saved associated preset (see section 5.7).
Reset Loudness:
Reset loudness measurement (see section 5.4.7).
Pause Loudness:
Pause loudness measurement (see section 5.4.7).
Run Loudness:
Run loudness measurement (see section 5.4.7).
Toggle Loudness 1 and 2
This is a special action to toggle between loudness mono meter chart #1 and #2 (see
section 5.5.2).
When you press a button once, the Action 1 is triggered. To access Action 2 you will have to press the same button
again.
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5.9
General - GPI
See section 2.3 for GPI connections.
GPI Status
Active:
Shows if the GPI inputs and/or output are considered active (close).
Inactive:
Shows if the GPI inputs and/or output are considered inactive (open).
GPI Input Action
You can assign an action from a GPI input. This action will occur when the associated GPI is detected as active.
Here are the possibilities:
No Action:
Nothing.
Load User Preset 1 to 5:
Load a previously saved associated preset (see section 5.7).
Reset Loudness:
Reset loudness measurement (see section 5.4.7).
Run/Pause Loudness:
Toggle between run and pause loudness measurement base on the GPI input level
(Inactive = Run, Active = Pause) (see section 5.4.7).
Tally Program:
Activate the left most tally (see section 5.5.8).
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Tally Preset:
Activate the right most tally (see section 5.5.8).
Status WARNING:
Activate a Warning mode, UMD and UMD text will turn yellow and a yellow border will
appear on the border of the screen.
Status ERROR:
Activate an Error mode, UMD and UMD text will turn red and a red border will appear on
the border of the screen.
GPI Output Trigger
You can define a trigger to activate the GPI output. Here are the possibilities:
None:
Nothing.
Loudness Meter 1 Error
Activate the GPI output when the loudness measurement 1 is in error (alarm) (see
section 5.5.2).
Loudness Meter 2 Error
Activate the GPI output when the loudness measurement 2 is in error (alarm) (see
section 5.5.2).
GPI Input 1
Loop GPI Input 1 status to GPI Output.
GPI Input 2
Loop GPI Input 2 status to GPI Output.
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5.10 About Menu
This screen identifies this specific Kaleido-Solo‟s model and version number. This information will be required if you
need assistance from Miranda technical support.
There are other elements on this page labeled B, C, F and M that could be needed by the Miranda technical support.
If a remote control is detected it will be identified with the version of the remote control.
You can also find if an XML Gateway connection has been established and see the host IP address.
There is also a fan health indicator. If you see 100%, try to reboot before contacting Miranda technical support.
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5.11 Safe Mode
Safe mode is a specialized operating mode designed to allow the user to force an HDMI resolution. This can be used
if the monitor's preferred resolution is not supported or if the monitor has a corrupted EDID (no valid preferred
resolution information).
To enter the Safe mode, push ESCAPE and DOWN together and hold for 5 seconds.
The Kaleido-Solo will output a 640x480p60 resolution if no or 50Hz video input is detected. If 59.94Hz is detected at
the input the safe mode resolution will be 640x480p59.94. 640x480 is chosen to be almost universally accepted by
video monitors
The Safe Mode Menu will be shown on the screen, allowing some operating parameters of the Kaleido-Solo to be set
manually.
Resolution
The Output resolution of the Kaleido-Solo can be set to one of the following fixed values, or it can be set to follow the
EDID from the monitor. The EDID is information reported by the monitor that describes, among other things, its
preferred resolution and if it supports audio.
EDID:
Follow the prefered monitor resolution every time (power-up or connect a new monitor).
1920x1080p
Force a 1920x1080p resolution every time (power-up or connect a new monitor).
...
640x480p
Force a 640x480p resolution every time (power-up or connect a new monitor).
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Frame Rate
Choose the frame rate of the output video. This option can be selected only if the resolution is not set to EDID.
50 Hz
60 Hz
Sync Polarity
Positive:
Positive horizontal and vertical syncs.
Negative:
Negative horizontal and vertical syncs.
Monitor
HDMI:
Monitor supports audio.
DVI:
Monitor does not support audio.
Apply
Push ENTER to apply the settings made in this menu and close the menu.
At the bottom of the display, the following statuses are shown:
Input:
Resolution of the selected input.
Output:
Current resolution of the HDMI output.
Monitor:
Prefered resolution of the monitor (as reported by the EDID).
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6 XML Gateway
The XML Gateway is a protocol used to control OSD objects of the Kaleido-Solo.
Below is a table containing all accessible objects from the XML Gateway protocol. The port number use for the
connection is „13000‟.
Object
ID/Address
Gateway message
Picture frame &
0
<setKStatusMessage>
status="new status"
UMD
UMD
0
NORMAL or OK
Gray frame, white UMD text
WARNING or MINOR
Yellow frame and UMD text
CRITICAL or ERROR
Red frame and UMD text
<setKDynamicText>
UMD text will change to the requested
string. (UMD text source must be
configured to use Ethernet)
Text=”new text”
Program Preset
1
(red-right)
Tally Preset
(green-left)
2
Behavior
<setKStatusMessage>
status="new status"
NORMAL or OK
Unlit tally
WARNING or MINOR
Red lit tally
CRITICAL or ERROR
Red lit tally
<setKStatusMessage>
status="new status"
NORMAL or OK
Unlit tally
WARNING or MINOR
Green lit tally
CRITICAL or ERROR
Green lit tally
Note that picture frame, when gray, can be hidden when image fill up the screen. A colored frame will
always shows up.
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7 Upgrade Procedure
When it becomes necessary to upgrade the Kaleido-Solo to a new software version, use the procedure described
here.
The Kaleido-Solo serves a web page that is the portal for upgrading the device.
7.1
Using a crossover RJ45
Connecting a Kaleido-Solo directly to you computer with an Ethernet crossover cable requires particular care. The
Kaleido-Solo and your computer must be in the same IP address range.
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7.1.1
How to determined the computer (windows 7) IP address
Select “Control Panel” on the “Start”
windows menu.
Select “View network status and tasks”
Click on “Local Area Connection”. If you
have more than 1 physical network
connections choose the right one.
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Select “Details...”
You can now see the computer IPv4 Address. In the
case shown here it‟s 10.0.24.166
You can configure the Kaleido-Solo to be in the same subnet as your computer by selecting, for example 10.0.24.170.
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7.1.2
How to change the computer (windows 7) IP address
In the “Local Area Connection Status” window click on
“Properties” instead of “Details...”
Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 and click on
“Properties”
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You can now assign a new IP address to your computer.
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7.2
Connecting to your Kaleido-Solo (LAN connection or crossover connection)
Use a web browser to access the IP address of the Kaleido-Solo that is to be upgraded.

The current address is always found on the Ethernet menu (see section 5.6).

The Kaleido-Solo is shipped with its IP address set to 192.168.3.31
Once you have accessed the Kaleido-Solo, the Introduction page appears in your browser window.
Click on the Upgrade link to open the Upgrade
Kaleido Solo‟s page.
Click on the Browse button to open the Choose
File to Upload dialog box where you can search
your local computer or network for the upgrade
file, which you should have obtained previously
from Miranda.
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Select the file and click Open. The file name will appear
in the Upgrade File data box, and the
Upgrade button will be enabled.
Click the Upgrade button to begin the upgrade
procedure.
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A pop-up warning will appear, listing things you
should NOT do while the Kaleido-Solo is
upgrading:
When you are ready to proceed, click OK.
The main window will show that the upgrade is in progress, and remind you of the things NOT to do.
When the upgrade is complete, the main window
will notify you that it was successful, and advise
you to reboot your Kaleido-Solo.
Reboot the Kaleido-Solo to put the upgraded
software into service.
Note that the web page format has changed. If you want to change the version to a previous one the web
would not refresh properly. You will see a “404 Not Found”. You will have to clear your browser history.
Close the browser and reopen it.
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8 Profile
You can copy the configuration of a Kaleido-Solo to another one (excluding the Ethernet configuration) by going to the
profile section on the Kaleido-Solo‟s web page.
Connect to the Kaleido-Solo‟s IP address and
select Profile
Click on Download to download the configuration
file (ksolo_profile.tar).
You can upload an existing profile file
(ksolo_profile.tar) (previously downloaded from a
Kaleido-Solo) to overwrite all parameters except
ethernet configuration.
Press Browse to select the file to upload and
then press on Upload to overwrite actual
Kaleido-Solo‟s parameters.
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9 Debug information
Debug information file could be required when contacting technical support. You can download the file from the
debug web page provided by the Kaleido-Solo.
Connect to the Kaleido-Solo‟s IP address and
select Debug
Click on Download to download the debug file
(ksolo_debug.tar).
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10 Custom resolution
Connect to the Kaleido-Solo‟s IP address and
select Custom Resolution
Press Browse to select the file to upload and
then press on Upload to upload the file to the
Kaleido-Solo.
The custom resolution file should be obtained
from Miranda‟s technical support. It permits to
output unsupported HDMI output resolution.
Note that once the file is uploaded you must go in safe mode and select custom under resolution (see
section 5.11).
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11 Technical support information
Connect to the Kaleido-Solo‟s IP address and
select Technical Support
You can find the information required to contact
the technical support.
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12 Kaleido remote control (optional)
You can connect the optional remote control to your Kaleido-Solo. The remote comes with 6 feet of cable but you can
extend it up to 100 feet with standard 4 wires phone cable (RJ-11). The remote uses capacitive sensor button
technology. The remote will help configure your Kaleido-Solo, recall presets or control the loudness history graph
(KS-910 only) see section 5.8 for details about button 1, 2, 3 and 4 configurations.
Ordering information: KS-Remote
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13 Specifications
VIDEO
Signal:
SMPTE-259M-C (270 Mbps)
SMPTE-272M-C (270 Mbps with embedded audio)
SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-299M (HD: 1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gbps)
SMPTE-425 (2.970, 2.970/1.001 Gbps)
Supported formats:
SD: 480i59.94, 576i50
HD: SMPTE-274M: 1080i 50, 59.94, 1080p/PsF 23.98, 24, 25
HD: SMPTE-296M: 720p 50, 59.94
3G: SMPTE-425 level A (mapping 1): 1080p 50, 59.94
3G: SMPTE-425 level B: 1080p 50, 59.94 (Dual Link)
Cable length:
240 m Belden 1694A at 270 Mbps
150 m Belden 1694A at 1.485 Gbps
120 m Belden 1694A at 2.97 Gbps
Return loss:
>15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
>10 dB up to 3 GHz
Jitter:
HD/SD: <0.2 UI as per alignment jitter in SMPTE spec.
3Gbps: <0.3 UI as per alignment jitter in SMPTE spec.
FIBER I/O
SMPTE 297M-2006 compliant
Single receive or transmit or receive/transmit SFP module
 Dual receive or transmit modules can be installed, but only one Rx or Tx
channel will be used
HDMI OUTPUT
Connector:
Standard:
Format:
HDMI Type A
HDMI 1.3a
Compliant to EIA/CEA-861-D
ANALOGIC AUDIO OUTPUT
Connector:
Signal:
Level:
Impedance:
3.5 mm stereo Jack
2 channels unbalanced analog audio
2V peak to peak
10 KOhms
SPDIF
Connector:
Signal:
Level:
Impedance:
Sampling rate:
3.5 mm stereo Jack
IEC 60958
0.5 Vp-p ±20%
75 Ohms unbalanced
48 kHz
ETHERNET
Connector:
RJ-45
PROCESSING
Signal path:
Processing delay:
8 bits
1 frame
ELECTRICAL
Voltage range:
Power:
6 to 17 VDC
10 W
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14 Annex 1: Glossary
Concept
Description
EBU R128
Refer to EBU technical document 3341
ATSC A/85
Refer to document number: ITU-R BS.1770
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15 Annex 2: AFD Functions
The charts below show the conversions that will be performed by the Kaleido-Solo by selecting the Active Format
Descriptor (AFD).
In the images shown in the chart:
BLACK
Indicates that this portion of the transmitted image will be black
GREY
indicates Protected Area, consisting of picture content which may be cropped for optimum display on
screens with a different aspect ratio.
Input signal
4:3 monitor
Output signal
16:9 monitor
16:9 Letterbox (top) image in a 4:3
frame
16:9 Letterbox (top) image in a 4:3
frame
16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(4:3_2)
14:9 Letterbox (top) image in a 4:3
frame
(4:3_2)
14:9 Letterbox (top) image in a 4:3
frame
(16:9_8)
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
(4:3_3)
> 16:9 Letterbox (center) image in a
4:3 frame
(4:3_3)
> 16:9 Letterbox (center) image in a
4:3 frame
(16:9_11)
> 16:9 Letterbox (center) image in a
16:9 frame
(4:3_4)
4:3 Full frame image in a 4:3 frame
(4:3_4)
4:3 Full frame image in a 4:3 frame
(16:9_4)
4:3 Pillar-box image in 16:9 frame
(4:3_8)
4:3 Full frame image in a 4:3 frame
(use preferred 4:3_8 code instead)
(4:3_8)
4:3 Full frame image in a 4:3 frame
(16:9_9)
4:3 Pillar-box image in 16:9 frame
(4:3_9)
(16:9_9)
(4:3_9)
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Input signal
4:3 monitor
Output signal
16:9 monitor
16:9 Letterbox image in 4:3 frame
16:9 Letterbox image in 4:3 frame
(4:3_10)
14:9 Letterbox image in a 4:3 frame
14:9 Letterbox image in a 4:3 frame
(4:3_11)
4:3 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
4:3 frame
(4:3_11)
4:3 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
4:3 frame
(16:9_11)
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
(4:3_13)
16:9 Letterbox image shoot and
protect 14:9 in a 4:3 frame
(4:3_13)
16:9 Letterbox image shoot and
protect 14:9 in a 4:3 frame
( 16:9_11)
16:9 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
16:9 frame
(4:3_14)
16:9 Letterbox image shoot and
protect 16:9 in a 4:3 frame
(4:3_14)
16:9 Letterbox image shoot and
protect 16:9 in a 4:3 frame
(16:9_14)
16:9 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
16:9 frame
(4:3_15)
16:9 image shoot and protect 16:9 in a
4:3 frame (anamorphic)
(4:3_15)
16:9 image shoot and protect 16:9 in a
4:3 frame (anamorphic)
(16:9_15)
16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_8)
(16:9_8)
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16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_8)
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
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Input signal
4:3 monitor
Output signal
16:9 monitor
16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(use preferred 16:9_8 flag instead)
16:9 Letterbox image in 4:3 frame
16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_2)
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
(use preferred 16:9_11 flag instead)
(4:3_10)
14:9 Letterbox image in a 4:3 frame
(16:9_2)
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_3)
> 16:9 Letterbox (center) image in a
16:9 frame
(4:3_11)
16:9 Letterbox image in 4:3 frame
(16:9_3)
16:9 Protected Full frame image in a
16:9 frame
(16:9_4)
16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(4:3_4)
16:9 Letterbox image in 4:3 frame
(16:9_4
16:9 Full frame image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_8)
4:3 Pillar-box image in 16:9 frame
(16:9_9)
16:9 Protected Full frame image in a
16:9 frame
(16:9_10)
(4:3_10) as shown here,
or (4:3_8) as in box below
4:3 Full frame image in a 4:3 frame
(4:3_8)
16:9 Letterbox image in 4:3 frame
(4:3_10)
(16:9_8)
4:3 Pillar-box image in 16:9 frame
(16:9_9)
16:9 Protected Full frame image in a
16:9 frame
(16:9_10)
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Input signal
4:3 monitor
Output signal
16:9 monitor
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
14:9 Letterbox image in a 4:3 frame
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_11)
4:3 Pillar-box image Shoot and protect
14:9 in a 16:9 frame
(4:3_11)
4:3 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
4:3 frame
(16:9_11)
14:9 Pillar-box image in a 16:9 frame
(16:9_13)
16:9 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
16:9 frame
(4:3_13)
14:9 Letterbox image in a 4:3 frame
(16:9_11)
16:9 Image shoot and protect 14:9 in a
16:9 frame
(16:9_14)
16:9 Image shoot and protect 4:3 in a
16:9 frame
(4:3_11)
4:3 Full frame image in a 4:3 frame
(16:9_14)
16:9 Image shoot and protect 4:3 in a
16:9 frame
(16:9_15)
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16 Annex 3: Installing the Optical Interface
Installing and removing the Fiber I/O interface cartridge requires special care. This annex describes the process.
The interface consists of two parts:

A socket on the rear panel into which an SFP interface module is plugged

An SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) module into which the optical fibers are plugged, and which incorporates
the optical/electrical interface
Cautions and Warnings
SFP Transmitter modules contain a class 1 laser, which emits invisible radiation whenever the module is
powered up. Because the SFP is hot-swappable, the module may be powered up as soon as it is
installed.
DO NOT LOOK INTO AN OPERATING SFP MODULE’S CONNECTORS, AS EYE DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
The SFP module is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
SFP modules are subject to wear, and their useful lifetime is reduced each time they are inserted or
removed. Do not remove them more often than is absolutely necessary.
Never remove or install an SFP module with the fiber optic cables connected. Damage to the cables
could result.
The presence of dust and debris can seriously degrade the performance of an optical interface. It is
recommended that you insert a dust plug into the SFP module whenever a fiber optic cable is not
connected.
Installing an SFP module
1. Make sure that the bale clasp lever is in the closed position
2. Slide the module straight into the socket, and push gently until it clicks into position.
Connecting the fiber optic cables
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1. Remove the dust plug from the SFP module if present
2. Verify that the exposed end of the optical fiber in the LC connector is clean
 Carefully remove any debris if necessary.
3. Plug the LC-terminated fiber optic cable into the SFP module
Removing the fiber optic cables
1. Grasp the LC fiber optic connector that is plugged into the SFP module, and pull it straight out to disengage
the optical fiber from the SFP.
 Never pull the fiber optic cable itself, as catastrophic damage may occur.
2. Insert a dust plug into the SFP module.
Removing the SFP module
1. Move the bale clasp lever to the open position.
2. Grasp the SFP module between your thumb and forefinger, and pull it straight out of the slot.
 Do NOT pull on the bale clasp lever to remove the module, as it is easily damaged
 You may find that you need to wiggle the module, or perhaps push it into the slot a bit, before it will
release and slide out.
3. Insert a dust plug into the SFP module.
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17 Annex 4: SFP module and description
Type
Model
Description
RX
SFP-R-LC
Single fiber Rx (input) cartridge with LC/PC connector.
DUAL-RX
SFP-RR-LC
Dual fiber Rx (input) cartridge with LC/PC connector.
TX
SFP-T-S13-LC
Single fiber Tx (output) cartridge at 1310 nm with LC/PC connector.
DUAL-TX
SFP-TT-S13S13-LC
Dual fiber Tx (output) cartridge at 1310 nm with LC/PC connector.
RXTX
SFP-RT-S13-LC
Dual fiber Rx/Tx (input/output) cartridge 1310 nm with LC/PC connector.
Kaleido-Solo | 87
GUIDE TO INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
18 Annex 5: Mounting bracket
Do not use any screws other than the ones provided, or it may cause damage to the Kaleido-Solo.
88 | Kaleido-Solo
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