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Chauvet MVP Ta8 Curve User manual
User Manual
Edition Notes
Edition Notes
This User Manual covers the description, safety precautions, setup, installation,
operation, and maintenance for the MVP™ Ta8 Curve video panels offered by
CHAUVET®. This edition was published in October 2012.
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Disclaimer CHAUVET® believes that the information contained in this manual is accurate in all
respects. However, CHAUVET® assumes no responsibility for any error or omissions in
this document. CHAUVET® reserves the right to revise this document and to make
changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation of CHAUVET® to
notify any person or company of such revision or changes. This does not constitute in
any way a commitment by CHAUVET® to make such changes. CHAUVET® may issue
a revision of this manual or a new edition of it to incorporate such changes.
Document Revision The MVP™ Ta8 Curve User Manual, Rev. 1, supersedes all previous versions of this
manual. Please discard any older versions of this manual you may have, whether in
printed or electronic format, and replace them with this version.
Author
D. Couppe
ii
Date
10/9/12
Editor
S. Diaz
Date
10/15/12
MVP™ Ta8 Curve User Manual, Rev. 1
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Edition Notes ...............................................................................................................................................................ii
Trademarks ............................................................................................................................................................................ ii
Copyright Notice ..................................................................................................................................................................... ii
Manual Usage ........................................................................................................................................................................ ii
Document Printing .................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Disclaimer .............................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Document Revision................................................................................................................................................................. ii
1. Before You Begin ........................................................................................................................................ 1
What Is Included..........................................................................................................................................................1
Unpacking Instructions ................................................................................................................................................1
Claims .................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Typographic Conventions........................................................................................................................................................ 1
Symbols ................................................................................................................................................................................. 1
Safety Notes................................................................................................................................................................2
Expected LED Lifespan ...............................................................................................................................................2
2. Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 3
Product Description .....................................................................................................................................................3
Features ......................................................................................................................................................................3
Additional Features ................................................................................................................................................................. 3
Additional Products ................................................................................................................................................................. 3
Optional Accessories .............................................................................................................................................................. 3
Available Signal and Power Cables (optional) .......................................................................................................................... 3
Overview .....................................................................................................................................................................4
Dimensions .................................................................................................................................................................5
Pixels Per Panel ..........................................................................................................................................................5
3. Setup ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
AC Power ....................................................................................................................................................................6
AC Plug.................................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Power Linking ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6
4. Mounting the MVPs ..................................................................................................................................... 7
Orientation...................................................................................................................................................................7
Truss Installation .........................................................................................................................................................7
Rig Kit Installation Procedure .................................................................................................................................................. 7
5. Joining Each MVP™ (Creating a Modular Design) .................................................................................... 8
Vertically Joining the Panels ........................................................................................................................................8
Vertical Joining Procedure ...................................................................................................................................................... 8
Horizontally Joining Panels ..........................................................................................................................................9
Horizontal Joining Procedure (90°) .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Horizontal Joining Procedure (+/- 18°) ..................................................................................................................................... 10
6. Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™............................................................................................................. 11
Testing Signal and Power Connections ........................................................................................................................11
Using the MVP™ Ta8 Curve Test Button .....................................................................................................................11
Connecting the Signal Input .........................................................................................................................................12
Connecting Power and Signal Cables ..........................................................................................................................13
Connecting the Signal Between Joined Panels ........................................................................................................................ 13
Connecting the Power Between Joined Panels ........................................................................................................................ 15
7. Typical MVP™ Installation .......................................................................................................................... 16
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Step 1 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 2 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 3 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 4 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 5 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 6 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 7 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Step 8 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
VIP™ Sample Video Wall System Setup......................................................................................................................17
8. Operation ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
Additional Hardware and Software ...............................................................................................................................18
About CHAUVET® LED Studio ....................................................................................................................................19
Description ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
9. Technical Information ................................................................................................................................. 20
MVP™ Ta8 Curve Maintenance...................................................................................................................................20
Troubleshooting Guide ................................................................................................................................................20
Returns .......................................................................................................................................................................21
10. Technical Specifications ........................................................................................................................... 22
Contact Us ..................................................................................................................................................................23
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Introduction
1. Before You Begin
What Is Included
Unpacking
Instructions
• 2 or 6 MVPs (Modular Video Panel) Ta8 Curve
• Neutrik® etherCON® Signal Cable per MVP™ Ta8 Curve 0.65 m/25.2 in
• Neutrik® powerCON® Power Cable per MVP™ Ta8 Curve 0.65 m/25.2 in
• 2- or 6-Pack Flight Case (based on the number of MVPs included)
• Warranty Card
• User Manual
Immediately upon receiving this product, carefully unpack and check the container. Make
sure you have received all the parts indicated above in good condition.
Claims Upon receipt, if the box or contents (the product and included accessories) appear
damaged from shipping, or show signs of mishandling, notify the carrier immediately, not
CHAUVET®. Failure to do so in a timely manner may invalidate your claim with the
carrier. In addition, keep the container and all the packing material for inspection.
For other issues such as missing components or parts, damage not related to shipping,
or concealed damage, file a claim with CHAUVET® within 7 days of receiving the
merchandise.
Typographic
Conventions
Symbols
Convention
1~512
50/60
Italics
<SET>
Settings
MENU>Settings
1~10
Yes/No
ON
Meaning
A range of values in the text
A set of mutually exclusive values in the text
A reference to a section, chapter, or external document
A button on the product’s control panel
A product function or a menu option
A sequence of menu options
A range of menu values from which to choose in a menu
A set of two mutually exclusive menu options in a menu
A unique value to be entered or selected in a menu
Symbol
Meaning
Critical installation, configuration, or operation information.
Failure to comply with this information may render the product
partially or completely inoperative, damage third-party
equipment, or cause harm to the user.
Important installation or configuration information. Failure to
follow these notes may prevent the product from working
properly.
Useful information.
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Introduction
Safety Notes
Please read the following Safety Notes carefully before working with the product. These
notes provide important safety information about installation, usage, and maintenance.
This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Any reference to servicing in this
User Manual will only apply to properly trained CHAUVET® certified technicians.
Do not open the housing or attempt any repairs.
If product is being used in a mobile or touring application, the VIP™ Media System
must be mounted in a shock resistant (or shock mount) road case. This will help
prevent damage to the hard drives.
Please refer to all applicable local codes and regulations for the proper installation
of the product.
• Always connect the product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
• The product is rated IP54 and should only be used in environments meeting that
criteria.
• When hanging the product, always secure to a fastening device using a safety cable.
• The maximum ambient temperature is 122° F (50° C). Do not operate the product at
higher temperatures.
• Do not operate the product if you see damage on the housing, LEDs, or cables. In
any of these cases, have the damaged parts replaced by an authorized technician.
• Do not open or modify the product.
• Make sure the product is connected to the proper voltage provided in this manual’s
specifications and/or the specification sticker on the product.
• Never try to repair the product. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to
damage or malfunction. Please contact CHAUVET® Technical Support.
Any damages caused by manual modifications are not subject to warranty.
CHAUVET® will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by
unauthorized modifications or not observing the safety warnings and instructions
in the manual.
In the unlikely event that your CHAUVET® product may require service, contact
CHAUVET® Technical Support.
Expected LED
Lifespan
2-
LEDs gradually decline in brightness over time, mostly because of heat. Packaged in
clusters, LEDs exhibit higher operating temperatures than in ideal, single-LED
conditions. For this reason, using clustered LEDs at their fullest intensity significantly
reduces the LEDs’ lifespan. The electrical, thermal management design of the MVP™
Ta8 Curve panel aims to provide the longest LED lifespan possible. Under normal
operating conditions, this lifespan can be 50,000 hours or longer. If extending this
lifespan is vital, lower the operational temperature by improving ventilation around the
fixture and reducing the ambient temperature to an optimal operating range. In addition,
limiting the overall projection intensity may also help to extend the LEDs’ lifespan.
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Introduction
2. Introduction
Product
Description
The MVP™ Ta8 Curve is a Modular Video Panel. Each video panel consists of multiple
SMD3528 tri-color LEDs. The number in the model name indicates the pixel pitch (distance, in
millimeters, between the LEDs. When multiple panels are assembled and connected (signal
and power), the entire configuration becomes a modular video wall design.
The outer dimensions of each panel are identical. The difference between each model is the
vertical and horizontal spacing between the LEDs and the number of LED pixels. Both of
these values determine the total number of LED pixels provided on each panel. Each pixel is
one SMD3528 tri-color LED.
The aluminum alloy and stainless steel construction make the MVP™ Ta8 Curve reliable and
solid, as well as easy to install and dismantle. Multiple panels can be assembled horizontally
or vertically, and each model is interchangeable with the others. This flexibility provides
numerous modular design possibilities.
The VIP™ video wall system is addressed using a PC and CHAUVET® LED Studio software.
Refer to the CHAUVET® LED Studio User Manual for detailed information and instructions on
using CHAUVET® LED Studio.
Features
• 8-mm pixel pitch panels with integrated hardware allows units be hung straight or in
convex/concave curves
• Innovative rigging hardware lets the panels curve +/-18 degrees, without losing pixel pitch
• Superb contrast through the use of blackface SMD LEDs
• Tight binning of LEDs ensures consistent color rendering across panels
• Durable and modular system for high-resolution graphics
• Easy installation and connectivity using Neutrik® powerCON® and etherCON® connectors
• Solid construction makes these a perfect product for both touring and long term installation
• Tight pixel pitch allows for equally effective close range and long range viewing
• Designed for temporary outdoors use and can be viewed during daylight operation
• Works with VIP™ Driver and VIP™ Signal Distributor
• Compatible mounting options: MVP™ Curve Rig Kits (truss mounting), or M10 bolt/clamp
(rear mounting)
Additional • Neutrik® etherCON® signal cable per MVP™ Ta8 Curve 0.4 m/15.8 in
Features • Neutrik® powerCON® power cable per MVP™ Ta8 Curve 0.4 m/15.8 in
Additional • VIP™ Driver (required)
Products
Optional • VIP™ Signal Distributor (required when using 25 MVPs or more in your video wall)
Accessories • MVP™ Curve Rig Kit (required when you hang panels from a truss or truss structure)
Available Signal • Signal cables (Neutrik® etherCON® Signal Extensions)
o MVPU-SIG5FT
and Power Cables
o MVPU-SIG10FT
(optional)
o MVPU-SIG25FT
• Power cables (Neutrik® powerCON® Extension)
o PCEXT5FT
o PCEXT10FT
o PCEXT25FT
o PCLEAD50FT
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Overview
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Dimensions
Pixels Per Panel
Each pixel is one SMD3528 LED. For detailed specifications, refer to the Technical
Specifications.
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
Pixels per Panel
Total Pixels
72 x 72
5,184
You will use the number of pixels per panel and the screen resolution you would
like to use for your video wall display to calculate the number of panels,
horizontally and vertically, supported by a single VIP™ Driver. This Driver is
required to operate a CHAUVET® VIP™ video wall system. Diagrams of how the
MVP™ Ta8 Curve panels and the VIP™ Driver operate together follow later in this
manual. For details about the VIP™ Driver and panel calculation examples, refer to
the VIP™ Driver Quick Reference Guide.
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Introduction
3. Setup
AC Power
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve has an auto-ranging power supply that works with an input
voltage range of 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
Make sure that you are connecting the MVPs to the proper voltage, as specified in this
User Manual and on the product’s specification sticker.
Always connect this product to a protected circuit with an appropriate electrical
ground to avoid the risk of electrocution or fire.
To determine the power requirements for each MVP™ Ta8 Curve in the series, refer to
the label affixed to the product. You can also refer to the Technical Specifications chart
in this manual.
The listed current rating indicates the maximum current draw during normal operation.
For more information, you may download Sizing Circuit Breakers from the CHAUVET®
website: www.chauvetpro.com.
Never connect this product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even
if the rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0% to 100% switch.
AC Plug Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve comes with a power linking cord to connect power between
panels; however, the power input cord is only included with the 6-pack flight case.
This cable has a powerCON® connector to connect to the MVP™ Ta8 Curve and an
Edison plug for power input. References to wire a new plug:
Connection
Wire (U.S.)
Wire (Europe)
Screw Color
AC Live
AC Neutral
AC Ground
Black
White
Green/Yellow
Brown
Blue
Green/Yellow
Yellow or Brass
Silver
Green
Power Linking All panels in the VIP™ Series support power linking. Refer to the following table for
specifications for the MVP™ Ta8 Curve.
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
@ 120 V, 60 Hz
@ 208 V, 60 Hz
@ 230 V, 50 Hz
9
15
16
Please refer to all applicable local codes and regulations for the proper installation
of this product.
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Setup
4. Mounting the MVPs
Orientation
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve is a solid frame constructed of aluminum alloy and stainless
steel. This ensures each panel is stable and easy to install. Each panel also has a
convenient pop-out handle located on the top, outside, of the panel. This handle enables
you to easily pick up and securely hold each panel while mounting and working with the
panels.
The MVPs can be assembled to provide any number of modular designs. The panels on
the top can be securely hung from a truss or other stable surface. Always hang in a safe
position with adequate space for ventilation, configuration, and maintenance.
CHAUVET® recommends following the general guidelines below.
• When selecting an installation location, consider ease of access for operation and
routine maintenance.
• Make sure to hang away from any flammable material, as indicated in the Safety
Notes.
• Never mount in places where rain, extreme temperature changes, or restricted
ventilation may affect the panels.
• Make sure that the structure to which you are hanging the panels can support the
weight.
Please see the Technical Specifications section of this manual for the weight
requirement of each MVP™ Ta8 Curve.
Truss Installation
Refer to the following diagram for truss installation. CHAUVET® offers the MVP™ Ta
Rig Kits (sold separately) specifically designed for hanging the panels. Each clamp is
designed and labeled for mounting on a specific side.
Step 2
Step 3
Step 1
Step 4
MVP™ Ta Rig Kit sold separately.
Rig Kit Installation Use the following instructions to join your panels to a truss using a MVP™ Ta RKR/RKL
rig kit. Each step corresponds to the number in the diagram.
Procedure
1. Release quick lock lever as shown in step 1. Using the block behind the lever, push
up on the mechanism revealing the nipple.
2. Place the clamp on top of the panel aligning the slot with the loop rod and the nipple
on the top of the panel.
3. Allow looped rod to fit over rig clamp tab.
4. Push down on fast lock lever to securely lock clamp in place.
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Joining Each MVP™ (Creating a Modular Design)
5. Joining Each MVP™ (Creating a Modular Design)
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve is joined together to create a modular designed video wall.
Because the panels are interchangeable, you can create a video wall by joining several
of the same model or joining different models to create a larger or more complex video
wall.
Vertically Joining
the Panels
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve can be easily joined vertically using the 2 fast locks located at
the top corner of each panel and the vertical rigging located on the bottom of the panel at
each corner. These connectors can be recessed if not being used.
Step 1
Step 3
Step 2
Step 4
Vertical Joining Use the following instructions to join your panels vertically. Each step corresponds to the
number in the diagram.
Procedure
1. Release fast lock lever as shown in step 1. Using the block behind the lever, push
up on the mechanism revealing the nipple.
2. Place the panel on top of the panel aligning the slot with the loop rod and the nipple
on the top of the panel.
3. Allow looped rod to fit over rig tab on the panel.
4. Push down on fast lock lever to securely lock the panel in place.
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Horizontally Joining
Panels
Step 1
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve can be easily joined horizontally using the 2 horizontal locking
knobs on the inside left-hand top and bottom of each panel to connect them in a straight
90° orientation or they can be joined using the adjustable locking arms on the inside
right-hand top and bottom of each panel. Using the adjustable locking arms allows the
panels to be curved +/- 18°.
Step 2
Step 3
Horizontal Joining Use the following instructions to join your panels horizontally.
Procedure 1. Lift and turn knob as shown in step 1.
(90°) 2. Pull adjoining panel and start the alignment process with the mechanism.
3. Lock the mechanism in place by turning both knobs as indicated in step 3.
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Joining Each MVP™ (Creating a Modular Design)
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Horizontal Joining Use the following instructions to join your panels horizontally.
Procedure 1. Loosen locking/adjustment knobs and pull arms out as shown in step 1 and 2.
Pull together adjoining panel, set the same angle on both arms and lightly tighten
(+/- 18°) 2. adjustment
knobs as shown in step 2. (This is for connection only and can be readjusted later.)
3. Attach outer end of arms to adjoining panel and tighten all the locking knobs as
shown in step 3.
4. Set the adjustment knobs to the desired angle and tighten in place.
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Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™
6. Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™
Testing Signal and
Power Connections
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve has two (2) power supply sockets and two (2) signal sockets.
• The Power and Signal IN are located on the upper right-hand side of each panel.
• The Power and Signal OUT are located on the upper left-hand side of each panel.
• The Signal IN and OUT may be used interchangeably.
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve has LED indicator lights.
• Each panel indicates a successful power connection when the Power indicator light
remains red.
• Each panel indicates video signal reception when the Link LED indicator light
displays green. This light should be blinking rapidly to indicate good reception.
Power Out
Power In
Signal In
Signal Out
Power Indicator LED
Using the MVP™
Ta8 Curve Test
Button
Link Indicator LED
Test Button
Each MVP™ Ta8 Curve also has a Test button, used to ensure all LEDs in each panel
are functional. Use the Test Button on each panel to perform a self-test. If self-testing,
you must perform the test individually for each MVP™ Ta8 Curve. You do not need to
connect to a signal or use software.
When using the Test button, make sure the MVP™ Ta8 Curve is not connected to
the VIP™ Driver.
To use the Test button, you must connect the power, but do not connect the signal
cables. Press the Test button to toggle through various LED light display configurations.
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Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™
Connecting the
Signal Input
The VIP™ video wall system uses 2 basic setup configurations to connect the signal to
the video wall:
1. A configuration using 24 or less panels.
2. A configuration using more than 24 panels.
The next section, Connecting Power and Signal Cables, gives information on connecting
power and signal between joined panels and to the rest of the VIP™ system.
The following configuration of 24 panels shows a direct connection from the signal to the
VIP™ Driver into the first panel’s Signal Input socket. Refer to the VIP™ Driver Quick
Reference Guide for information and instructions on the VIP™ Driver.
Single MVP™
(panel)
Backup
connection from
the last MVP™ in
the series
DVI-D
VIP™ Driver
Signal Socket
The VIP™ system’s maximum signal load is 24 or less panels on a single signal
cable connection. When using more than 24 panels in a video wall design, you will
need a VIP™ Signal Distributor and additional signal cables to accommodate the
number of panels over 24. A VIP™ Signal Distributor output supports up to 8
signal output lines, providing up to 192 total panels that can be connected from
the VIP™ Signal Distributor. You also can add more VIP™ Signal Distributors to a
VIP™ video wall system. Refer to the VIP™ Signal Distributor Quick Reference
Guide for more information.
Pixel limitation may limit to less than 192 panels.
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Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™
Connecting Power
and Signal Cables
The following sections provide information and diagrams on connecting signal and power
between panels.
Refer to the Introduction or Operation sections in this User Manual for available cables
and item numbers.
Connecting
the Signal Between
Joined Panels
Signal cable panel connections can use several different configurations. The basic
configuration to connect the signal from one panel to the next is as follows.
• The source signal is connected to the first panel.
• A signal cable is then connected from the first panel.
• The connections continue to daisy-chain until all panels are connected.
• The route of the cables used to make the signal connections can vary.
The following diagrams are recommended suggestions for signal connections between
24 or less panels, and more than 24 panels.
Refer to Connecting Signal Input for information and instructions on connecting the
signal from the source.
This diagram shows an example of a simple signal connection using 24 or less MVPs.
May be used to run
a backup line to the
VIP™ Driver
DVI-D
VIP™ Driver
Video Signal Cable
in from VIP™ Driver
max. cable length
100 m/328 ft
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Signal Jumper Cable
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Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™
The following diagram shows an example of a signal connection configuration using
more than 24 panels. A video wall design with more than 24 panels requires:
• Incoming signal connection to the VIP™ Driver.
• VIP™ Driver connection to the VIP™ Signal Distributor.
• Signal cable connections as determined by the number of panels in the video wall
design and the desired layout, for ease of setup.
Every group of 24 panels will require another signal cable from the VIP™ Signal
Distributor. Eight signal cables can be connected to a single VIP™ Signal
Distributor.
Up to 24 Panels
DVI-D
VIP™ Driver
etherCON®
Up to 24 Panels
etherCON®
VIP™ Signal
Distributor
Signal Jumper Cable
In this configuration, the backup from the driver may be connected to the last
panel in any group of panels, or to any free connection to the VIP™ Signal
Distributor, including input “B.”
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Connecting (Cabling) Each MVP™
Connecting the
Power Between
Joined Panels
Power cable panel connections can also use different configurations. The basic
configuration to connect the main power supply from one panel to the next is:
• The main power is connected to the first panel’s Power Input or Output.
• A powerCON® cable is then connected to the first panel’s Power Output and
connected to the next panel’s Power Input.
• The connections continue until all panels are connected.
The power input cord for the main is included when purchasing an 6-pack flight
case ONLY. CHAUVET® recommends the Neutrik® powerCON® extension cable,
item number PCLEAD50FT, available from CHAUVET®, if additional cables are
required.
Connect power between the panels using the same procedure as the signal only using
the Power Input and Power Output connectors. You must adhere to the power-linking
specifications for each MVP™ model.
Refer to the Power Linking section for details on the number of panels that can be
linked based on voltage from a single power connection.
Power linking more panels than recommended will void your warranty and
increase the risk electrocution or fire!
Refer to the following diagram for an example of power connection from the main and
to each connected panel.
This example is using an MVP™ Ta8 Curve power linking 7 panels horizontally
@ 120 V.
MAIN POWER IN
MAIN POWER IN
MAIN POWER IN
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Typical MVP™ Installation
7. Typical MVP™ Installation
Because a video wall system can include different components to provide a simple to complex modular wall design, use
the following steps as a general guide to get started.
Step 1 Open and examine the MVP™ Ta8 Curve flight case to make sure you have received all
products and accessories and that each one is in good condition.
Step 2 Apply power and run the self-test for each MVP™ Ta8 Curve to ensure all LEDs and inside
connections in each panel are working (optional).
Step 3 Create a stable mounting surface (i.e., truss or other stable surface) for MVP™ Ta8 Curve
mounting.
Step 4 Mount the top row of the MVP™ Ta8 Curves first. Refer to the Mounting section in this User
Manual.
Step 5 Adjust the alignment of the first row using the speego connectors.
Step 6 Connect the signal source to the VIP™ Driver. Connect the VIP™ Driver to the VIP™ Signal
Distributor (if applicable).
Step 7 Connect either VIP™ Driver or VIP™ Signal Distributor (if being used) to the Input Signal
socket of the first panel in your connection chain.
Step 8 Based on your video wall configuration (design), join each panel, either horizontally or
vertically, using the instructions in the section, Joining Each MVP™ (Creating a Modular
Design).
Refer to the instructions and information in the section of this User Manual, Connecting
(Cabling) Each MVP™.
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Typical MVP™ Installation
VIP™ Sample Video
Wall System Setup
The following diagram provides a sample setup for a CHAUVET® VIP™ video wall
system. This system setup includes an optional signal processor for additional video
sources, and the VIP™ Signal Distributor to support more than 24 panels. Note that the
two-driver setup shown here allows for simultaneous playback of pre-recorded and live
content, all directed from a single PC.
Refer to the signal processor User Manual and the VIP™ Signal Distributor Quick
Reference Guide for information on those video wall components.
For pre-recorded content; no video processor
in line with this connection
You May Connect up to 4 VIP™
Drivers in a single system
Second driver allows for external
video sources for live playback
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Operation
8. Operation
Additional
Hardware and
Software
In addition to the panels, you will need other hardware and software to design, build, and
operate your VIP™ video wall system. The following table summarizes these additional
items—some are required and others are optional.
Item
Description
VIP™ Driver
Interface between the signal source, LED
Studio, and the MVP™ Ta8 Curve being used
Software application used to design and run
the MVPs comprising the video wall. A PC is
needed
Connects between the VIP™ Driver and the
MVPs to distribute the source signal from the
VIP™ Driver to the video wall when using
more than 24 panels
Left side rigging kit
LED Studio
VIP™ Signal Distributor
(optional up to 24 panels)
MVP™Ta RKL/RKR
Rigging Kit
(optional)
Neutrik® etherCON®
Signal Extension
(optional)
Neutrik® powerCON®
Extension
(optional)
Right side rigging kit
etherCON® Signal Extension, 18 in
etherCON® Signal Extension, 5 ft
etherCON® Signal Extension, 10 ft
powerCON® Extension, 18 in
powerCON® Extension, 5 ft
powerCON® Extension, 10 ft
powerCON® Extension, 25 ft
powerCON® Extension, 50 ft
powerCON® Bare Wire Lead, 50 ft
MVP™ Ta8 Curve 2-pack MVP™ Ta8 Curve Ta8 2-Pack
and 6-pack
MVP™ Ta8 Curve Ta8 6-Pack
VIP™ Media System and Rack mountable, video computer system with
one VIP™ Driver
the VIP™ Driver and LED Studio software
VIP™ Media System with Rack mountable, video computer system with
ArKaos Media Master
the VIP™ Driver and LED Studio software, as
Express + KN and One well as ArKaos Media Master Express
VIP™ Driver
ArKaos Media Master
Video playback software + KN control
Express + KN
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Item Code
Item Number
99090575
VIPDRIVER
99090576
VIPSIGDISTRO
12090647
MVP-RKL
12090646
MVP-RKR
19090363
19090364
19090365
19110372
19110373
19110374
19110375
19110376
19110377
12090645
12090644
MVPU-SIG18IN
MVPU-SIG5FT
MVPU-SIG10FT
PCEXT18IN
PCEXT5FT
PCEXT10FT
PCEXT25FT
PCEXT50FT
PCLEAD50FT
MVPTA8CURVEX2
MVPTA8CURVEX6
MVPU-MS
MVPU-MSMME
MVPU-MSPRO
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Operation
About CHAUVET®
LED Studio
CHAUVET® LED Studio is a powerful and easy-to-learn software application used to
design and run the VIP™ video wall system. The following is some introductory
information about this software.
Refer to the CHAUVET® LED Studio User Manual for detailed information and
instructions on setting up and using CHAUVET® LED Studio with your CHAUVET®
VIP™ video wall system.
Description CHAUVET® LED Studio enables you to create and control your video wall by
addressing the panels included in your video wall including pixel pitch and layout.
Once you have physically created your modular video wall design by joining the panels,
connecting power, signals, and the VIP™ Media System, you recreate that design within
LED Studio.
Detailed information and instructions are in the CHAUVET® LED Studio User Manual.
CHAUVET® does not recommend using CHAUVET® LED Studio for live show
playback. For this purpose, CHAUVET® offers ArKaos MediaMaster, which offers
numerous playback triggers, including DMX, Art-Net, MA-net, MIDI, and QWERTY.
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9. Technical Information
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
Maintenance
To maintain optimum performance and minimize wear, the user should clean this
product regularly. Usage and environment are contributing factors in determining the
cleaning frequency.
As a rule, clean this product at least twice a month. Dust build-up reduces light output
performance and can cause overheating. This can lead to reduced light source life and
increased mechanical wear.
To clean an MVP™ Ta8 Curve, follow the recommendations below:
• Unplug the panel from power.
• Wait until the unit is cold.
• Use a soft brush to remove dust collected on the external components.
• Wipe the outside of the LED strips with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with a solution
of water and detergent. Apply gentle pressure only.
• Make sure all connections are thoroughly dry before reconnecting power and signal
cables.
Always dry the external surfaces carefully after cleaning them.
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Cause(s)
Action(s)
All LEDs are blinking
Contact failure
Fix the loose LEDs or try re-plugging
Power output cable may be connected
LEDs on a specific circuit are not incorrectly
Remove and connect correctly
lit/working
Power cables may be plugged in
reverse
Output cables connected incorrectly
Find the incorrectly connected cables
All LEDs do not light
and reconnect properly
No power
Check for voltage on outlet
Check power cord
MVP™ Ta8 Curve does not power up Loose or damaged power cord
(LED power indicator does not light Faulty power connection inside the
Send for repair
during “self-test”)
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
Faulty external power supply
MVP™ Ta8 Curve displays no
Disconnect and reconnect the signal
images or spotted images
cable, or replace the cable
If you still experience technical problems after trying the above solutions or if you
need to send the unit for repair, contact CHAUVET® Technical Support.
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Technical Information
Returns
Send the merchandise prepaid, in the original box, and with its original packing and
accessories. CHAUVET® will not issue call tags.
Call CHAUVET® and request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number before
shipping the product. Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number, and a brief
description of the cause(s) for the return.
Clearly label the package with an RMA number. CHAUVET® will refuse any product returned
without an RMA number.
DO NOT write the RMA number directly on the box. Instead, write it on a properly
affixed label.
Once you have received the RMA number please include the following information on a
piece of paper inside the box:
• Your name
• Your address
• Your phone number
• The RMA number
• A brief description of the problem(s)
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be the customer’s responsibility. FedEx packing or double-boxing are
recommended.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace returned
product(s).
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10. Technical Specifications
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
Light Source
Pixels per Panel
Pixel Pitch (between LEDs)
Pixel Density
Display Refresh Rate
Tri-color SMD3528 LED
72 x 72 (5,184 total)
8.33 mm
14,400/m2
720 Hz (flicker-free)
Video Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Viewing Angle
140o
Luminance
4,800 NIT
Color Wavelengths:
Red
622~627 nm
Green
520~525 nm
Blue
465~470 nm
Power Supply Type
Switching
AC Voltage Range
100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Voltage Selection
Auto-ranging
Power Consumption 120 V, 60 Hz
231 W; 1.92 A
Power Consumption 208 V, 60 Hz
238 W; 1.17 A
Power Consumption 230 V, 50 Hz
247 W; 1.12 A
Power Linking @ 120 V, 60 Hz
9 units
Power Linking @ 208 V, 60 Hz
15 units
Power Linking @ 230 V, 50 Hz
16 units
Dimensions
Weight
Transparency
23.6 x 23.6 x 2.6 in
(600 x 600 x 66 mm)
27 lbs (12.25 kg)
12.5%
Mounting Design
Modular
(horizontal and vertical)
Housing Material
Aluminum alloy
Power Connection
Neutrik® powerCON®
Control Connection
Neutrik® etherCON®
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Headquarters
Contact Us World
CHAUVET®
United Kingdom and Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Voice:
Fax:
Toll free:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 929-1115
(954) 929-5560
(800) 762-1084
General Information
Address:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Voice:
Fax:
Email:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
(954) 756-8015
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
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