Avitech Pacific C-SHS User manual

Avitech Pacific C-SHS User manual
User Manual
Pacific C-HSS
HDMI to SDI Converter with Scaler
Revision 1.0.2, (March, 2014)
User Manual
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This manual contains information on using the Avitech Pacific C-HSS converter. There are two chapters in this
manual.
 Getting Started introduces the features and specifications as well as the external components of the Pacific
C-HSS.
 System Configuration discusses the steps on using the LCD panel to set up the Avitech Pacific C-HSS, as well
as using the proprietary Avitech ScreenCrop utility.
The following conventions are used throughout the manual to distinguish elements of text.
provides additional hints or information that requires special attention.
identifies warnings which must be strictly followed.
Any name of a menu, command, icon or button on the screen is shown in a bold typeset. For example: On the Start
menu select Settings.
To assist us in making improvements to this user manual, we welcome any comments and constructive criticism.
Please send all such – in writing to: [email protected]
WARNING
Do not attempt to disassemble the Pacific converter module(s). Doing so may void the warranty. There are no
serviceable parts inside. Please refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
TRADEMARKS
All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
COPYRIGHT
The information in this manual is subject to change without prior notice. No part of this document may be
reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical for any purpose, without the
express written permission of Avitech International Corporation. Avitech International Corporation may have
patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights covering the subject matter
in this document. Except as expressly written by Avitech International Corporation, the furnishing of this document
does not provide any license to patents, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property of Avitech International
Corporation or any of its affiliates.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
For any questions regarding the information provided in this guide, call our technical support help line at
425-885-3863, or our toll free help line at 1-877-AVI-TECH, or email us also at [email protected]
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Contents
About This Manual .................................................................................................................... ii
Warranty.................................................................................................................................... iv
Limitation of Liability ............................................................................................................... iv
Extended Warranty Options.................................................................................................... iv
Services and Repairs Outside the Warranty Period ............................................................. iv
Regulatory Information ........................................................................................................... iv
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement .................................................... iv
European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices ....................................................... iv
Australia and New Zealand C-Tick Marking and Compliance Notice ................................. iv
1. Getting Started ............................................................................................................ 1
1.1 Package Contents .............................................................................................................. 1
1.2 Product Features ............................................................................................................... 2
1.3 Specifications .................................................................................................................... 3
1.4 Connections to the Pacific C-HSS ................................................................................... 5
2. System Configuration ................................................................................................. 7
2.1 Using the LCD Panel ......................................................................................................... 7
2.1.1
Welcome Screen .................................................................................................... 7
2.1.2
Navigating the Main Menu .................................................................................... 8
2.2 Using the Avitech ScreenCrop Utility ............................................................................ 14
2.2.1
ScreenCrop Utility Control Panel ....................................................................... 14
2.2.2
Using the ScreenCrop Utility .............................................................................. 16
2.2.3
Status Information ............................................................................................... 16
2.2.4
Cropping Feature ................................................................................................. 17
2.2.5
Cropped Instances Switching ............................................................................ 19
2.2.6
Pan Anywhere ...................................................................................................... 19
Appendix ........................................................................................................................ 20
Method 1: Change the IP Address of the Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS ........................................ 20
Method 2: Change the IP Address of the Controlling Computer ....................................... 21
For Windows XP .............................................................................................................. 21
For Windows 7 ................................................................................................................. 21
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Warranty
Regulatory Information
Avitech International Corporation (herein after referred to as “Avitech”)
warrants to the original purchaser of the products manufactured in its
facility (the “Product”), that these products will be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of 1 year or 15 months from the
date of shipment of the Product to the purchaser. There is a 3 month
grace period between shipping and installation.
Marking labels located on the exterior of the device indicate
regulations that the model complies with. Please check the marking
labels on the device and refer to the corresponding statements in this
chapter. Some notices apply to specific models only.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B 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. Properly
shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order
to meet FCC emission limits. Avitech is not responsible for any radio or
television interference caused by using other than recommended
cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to
this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
If the Product proves to be defective during the 1 year warranty period,
the purchaser’s exclusive remedy and Avitech’s sole obligation under
this warranty is expressly limited, at Avitech’s sole option, to:
(a) repairing the defective Product without charge for parts and labor;
or (b) providing a replacement in exchange for the defective Product;
or (c) if after a reasonable time is unable to correct the defect or
provide a replacement Product in good working order, then the
purchaser shall be entitled to recover damages subject to the limitation
of liability set forth below.
Limitation of Liability
Avitech’s liability under this warranty shall not exceed the purchase
price paid for the defective product. In no event shall Avitech be liable
for any incidental, special, or consequential damages, including
without limitation, loss of profits for any breach of this warranty.
If Avitech replaces the defective Product with a replacement Product
as provided under the terms of this Warranty, in no event will the term
of the warranty on the replacement Product exceed the number of
months remaining on the warranty covering the defective Product.
Equipment manufactured by other suppliers and supplied by Avitech
carries the respective manufacturer’s warranty. Avitech assumes no
warranty responsibility either expressed or implied for equipment
manufactured by others and supplied by Avitech.
European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices
Statements of Compliance
English
This product follows the provisions of the European Directive
1999/5/EC.
Dansk (Danish)
This Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied,
including without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, all of which are expressly disclaimed.
Dette produkt er i overensstemmelse med det europæiske direktiv
1999/5/EC.
Nederlands (Dutch)
Dit product is in navolging van de bepalingen van Europees Directief
1999/5/EC.
This Hardware Warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure, or
damage: (a) caused by improper use of the Product or inadequate
maintenance and care of the Product; (b) resulting from attempts by
other than Avitech representatives to install, repair, or service the
Product; (c) caused by installation of the Product in a hostile operating
environment or connection of the Product to incompatible equipment;
or (d) caused by the modification of the Product or integration with
other products when the effect of such modification or integration
increases the time or difficulties of servicing the Product.
Suomi (Finnish)
Tämä tuote noudattaa EU-direktiivin 1999/5/EC määräyksiä.
Français (French)
Ce produit est conforme aux exigences de la Directive Européenne
1999/5/EC.
Deutsch (German)
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Bestimmungen der Europäischen
Richtlinie 1999/5/EC.
Any Product which fails under conditions other than those specifically
covered by the Hardware Warranty, will be repaired at the price of
parts and labor in effect at the time of repair. Such repairs are
warranted for a period of 90 days from date of reshipment to customer.
Ελληνικά (Greek)
To προϊόν αυτό πληροί τις προβλέψεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Οδηγίας
1999/5/EC.
Íslenska (Icelandic)
Þessi vara stenst reglugerð Evrópska Efnahags Bandalagsins númer
1999/5/EC.
Extended Warranty Options
Avitech offers OPTIONAL Extended Warranty plans that provide
continuous coverage for the Product after the expiration of the
Warranty Period. Contact an Avitech sales representative for details
on the options that are available for the Avitech equipment.
Italiano (Italian)
Questo prodotto è conforme alla Direttiva Europea 1999/5/EC.
Norsk (Norwegian)
Dette produktet er i henhold til bestemmelsene i det europeiske
direktivet 1999/5/EC.
Services and Repairs Outside the Warranty Period
Avitech makes its best offer to repair a product that is outside the
warranty period, provided the product has not reached its end of life
(EOL). The minimum charge for such repair excluding shipping and
handling is $200 (US dollars).
Português (Portuguese)
Este produto cumpre com as normas da Diretiva Européia 1999/5/EC.
Español (Spanish)
Este producto cumple con las normas del Directivo Europeo
1999/5/EC.
AVITECH INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
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Svenska (Swedish)
Denna produkt har tillverkats i enlighet med EG-direktiv 1999/5/EC.
Australia and New Zealand C-Tick Marking and
Compliance Notice
Statement of Compliance
This product complies with Australia and New Zealand's standards for
radio interference.
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1. Getting Started
Pacific C-HSS allows conversion of signal source from HDMI/DVI/VGA/SDI (3G/HD/SD) and CVBS
(NTSC/PAL) to SDI (3G/HD/SD) with scaling. A compact, stand-alone converter with integrated scaling
and cropping features, the Pacific C-HSS is ideal for production, OB vans, post-production, and
television broadcasts. It provides automatic video input format detection and supports a wide variety of
video resolutions.
This chapter introduces the features and specifications as well as the external components of Avitech
Pacific C-HSS.
1.1 Package Contents
Avitech Pacific C-HSS
Utility Disc (software and user manual)
12 V DC 2.5A Power Adapter
Magnetic Foot Stand with Screws (4 pcs)
DVI-I to VGA Adapter
D
DVI-I to YPbPr Adapter (optional)
Table 1-1 Package Contents
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1.2 Product Features
Pacific C-HSS is capable of converting and scaling a wide variety of signals into high quality SDI signals.
It can sense the following input signals automatically: HDMI/DVI/VGA SDI (3G/HD/SD) CVBS
(NTSC/PAL), then convert and scale the signal to a user-defined SDI signal (3G/HD/SD). It features a
“DVI-D LOOP OUT”* port so that an external display can be connected to monitor the signal entering the
“DVI-I IN” port.
Pacific C-HSS also supports area of interest cropping through its LCD interface and via a network
connection. Additionally, Avitech’s ScreenCrop utility** software can monitor the broadcast output of all
networked Pacific devices and can support multiple instances of area of interest cropping.
For television broadcast applications, the Pacific C-HSS supports genlock function (refer to section
2.1.2) with timing offset controls, and the embedding of analog stereo audio into the SDI output with a
user defined time delay. Moreover, color space conversion compensation is also available.***
* DVI-D loop out does not support analog source signals; VGA or YPbPr (through VGA or YPbPr to DVI
adapter).
** Image/video crop, aspect ratio, output resolution, device name and IP address adjustments are also
supported by the Avitech ScreenCrop.
*** It is only functional when used with the Pacific C-SHS.
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1.3
Specifications
Input
SDI/CVBS
(BNC connector)
HDMI
(HDMI type A)
DVI-I
(DVI-I connector)
VGA/YPbPr
(via adapter)
Genlock
(BNC connector)
Audio
(Phono jack)
Automatic sensing SDI (3G/HD/SD) CVBS (NTSC/PAL):
 NTSC/PAL
 SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M): 525i60, 625i50
 HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M): 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50,
1080i59.94, 1080i60
 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M): 1080p23.97, 1080PsF24, 1080p25,
1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Automatic sensing for the following input signals are supported:
 640x480, 60Hz/75Hz
 720×400, 70Hz
 800x600, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1024x768, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1280x960, 50Hz/60Hz
 1280x1024, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1360x765, 50Hz/60Hz
 1400x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1600x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
 1680x1050, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
Automatic sensing for the following input signals are supported:
 640x480, 60Hz/75Hz
 720×400, 70Hz
 800x600, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1024x768, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1280x960, 50Hz/60Hz
 1280x1024, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1360x765, 50Hz/60Hz
 1400x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1600x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
 1680x1050, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
Automatic sensing via adapter in DVI-I IN port supports the following
input signals:
 800x600, 50Hz/60Hz
 1024x768, 50Hz/60Hz
 1280x960, 50Hz/60Hz
 1280x1024, 50Hz/60Hz
 1360x765, 50Hz/60Hz
 1400x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1600x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
 1680x1050, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
If the refresh rate is other than 60Hz, the image could become out of
alignment. In the case, use the “VGA Adjustment” features to realign.
H START, V START, H ACTIVE, V ACTIVE, and H TOTAL (refer to page
10 “Image Adjustment” for details).
Frame synchronizer (REF IN port)
Analog audio (AUDIO IN port, stereo)
AES/EBU (embedded)
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Input
Ethernet
(RJ45 connector)
When using Avitech ScreenCrop utility or performing advanced
operations (IP port)
Output
SDI
(BNC connector)
DVI-D Loopout
(DVI-D connector)
User Configurable (support SMPTE 259M, 292M, and 424M at YCbCr
4:2:2/4:4:4 or RGB 4:4:4, 10-bit):
 SD-SDI: 487i59.94, 576i50
 HD-SDI: 720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30,
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i23.98PsF, 1080i24PsF,
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
 3G-SDI: 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
1080p50, 1080p59.94 1080p60
SDI Embedded Audio (SDI OUT port)
Looping output of the DVI-I input (non-configurable and not available for
VGA or YPbPr signal through DVI adapter):
 640x480, 60Hz/75Hz
 720×400, 70Hz
 800x600, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1024x768, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1280x960, 50Hz/60Hz
 1280x1024, 50Hz/60Hz/75Hz
 1360x765, 50Hz/60Hz
 1400x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1600x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
 1680x1050, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1080, 50Hz/60Hz
 1920x1200, 50Hz/60Hz
Others
Power
Dimensions/
Weight
Environment/
Safety
Power consumption is less than 15W
Power Supply:
 Input (AC): 100 to 250V
 Output (DC): 12V adapter
Dimensions, 141×181×28 mm (5.6×7.1×1.1 inch)
Weight, 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)
Temperature:
 Operating: 0 C (32 F) to 40 C (104 F)
 Storage: –10 C (14 F) to 50 C (122 F)
Humidity, 0% to 80% relative, non-condensing
Safety, FCC/CE/C-Tick/Class B
Table 1-2 Specifications
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1.4
Connections to the Pacific C-HSS
Figure 1-1 Pacific C-HSS Components
LCD Panel
LCD Panel
Control
Buttons
To display the configuration and control parameters
Go to previous selection
Go to next selection
Enter next level or select the item
Left Side Panel
AUDIO IN
DVI-D LOOP
OUT
DVI-I IN
SDI/CVBS IN
HDMI IN
Connects to an analog audio input
DVI connector for DVI video out loop (output signal coming from DVI-I IN
port only)*
Note: Often used for preview when the connected desktop computer is
only capable of supporting a single display output
DVI connector for DVI/VGA/YPbPr input sources (a DVI to VGA adapter
or DVI to YPbPr adapter may be required)
BNC connector for SDI (3G/HD/SD) CVBS (NTSC/PAL) video sources
HDMI connector for HDMI input source**
* DVI-D loop out does not support analog source signals; VGA or YPbPr (through VGA or YPbPr to DVI
adapter).
** To comply with the HDCP license agreement, any source with HDCP encryption cannot be converted to
SDI.
Right Side Panel
Power
(DC 12V)
System Fan
SDI OUT
REF IN
Ethernet (IP)
Connects to the 12 V DC/2.5A power adapter
Contains the system fan*
BNC connector supports SDI (3G/HD/SD) signal output
Multi-format sync reference input (YPbPr/NTSC/PAL) for genlock function
(frame synchronizer)
Allows a computer to control the Pacific C-HSS through a network
connection via an Ethernet cable.
(use with Avitech’s ScreenCrop utility)
Table 1-3 Pacific C-HSS Component Description
* Do not cover or block the ventilation openings.
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The following figure shows a sample connection of Pacific C-HSS and application.
Figure 1-2 Typical Connection and Application
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2. System Configuration
This chapter discusses the process of using the LCD panel to set up the Pacific C-HSS, as well as the
procedure for using the Avitech ScreenCrop utility.
2.1 Using the LCD Panel
Consisting of 3 buttons, the LCD panel allows for complete control of the Pacific C-HSS. This control
includes input/output signal adjustment, video crop, keying/overlay, aspect ratio adjustments and an
operational status report.
Go to previous selection (up arrow button)
Go to next selection (down arrow button)
Enter the next level of a menu, or select the currently highlighted item.
Figure 2-1 LCD Panel: Busy State
1.
2.
When the busy state “PLEASE WAIT . . . .” message is displayed on the LCD panel (see sample
screen above), DO NOT disconnect or connect any signal cables as an error may occur.
Also, DO NOT change any of the incoming signal’s display resolutions while the Pacific C-HSS is in the
busy state.
2.1.1 Welcome Screen
Upon starting up the LCD panel, the welcome screen is shown for about 15 seconds.
Figure 2-2 LCD Panel: Welcome Screen
Then the following default screen is displayed.
Figure 2-3 LCD Panel: Default Initial Screen
This screen displays the unit’s default settings.
1. First line (video): AUTOmatically selects the input signal in the following order (firstly CVBS, SDI,
YPbPr, VGA, DVI, and lastly HDMI) when it detects more than one signal type.
Then, the SDI receives the output at 1080P @ 60Hz.
2. Second line (audio): The default audio source is set to HDMI. The audio feature allows the selection of
audio signal source (HDMI, SDI, or LINE IN). The audio delay feature shows BYPASSed when there is
no audio delay.
Settings made through the LCD panel will be saved automatically upon turning off the Pacific.
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2.1.2 Navigating the Main Menu
1. Press the
button from the default initial screen to enter the main menu.
2. Use the buttons on the front panel to navigate: ( / /
)
3. There are a number of tables below, each detailing an item on the main menu (Input Port,
Output… etc.). Each table lists the choices that can be made within each item.
Input Port
Autoscan
DVI Loop Out
Exit
On: enables the automatic detection feature.
Off: selects the signal manually.
 Source:
 HDMI
 DVI
 VGA
 YPbPr
 SDI
On: enables the DVI-D loop out feature.
Off: disables the DVI-D loop out feature.
Exits the input signal setup menu.
Table 2-1 Input Port
DVI-D loop out does not support analog source signals; VGA or YPbPr (through VGA or YPbPr to DVI
adapter).
Make sure to select the correct signal type based on the actual connected input signal to Pacific C-HSS in
order to avoid image display problems (e.g., noise, flicker, etc.).
Output
SDI
Exit
On: selects the output signal.
 1080p @ 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 (Hz)
 1080i @ 23.98 PsF, 24 PsF, 50, 59.94, 60 (Hz)
 720p @ 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 (Hz)
 SD_625 (576i @ 50 Hz)
 SD_525 (487i @ 59.94 Hz)
Off: disables the SDI out feature.
Exits the output signal setup menu.
Table 2-2 Output
Map Structure
Status
Exit
Selects the desired “sampling structure/pixel depth” based on output
signal’s “image format” and “frame/field rate.”
 YCbCr422
 YCbCr444
 RGB444
Exits the map structure setup menu.
Table 2-3 Map Structure
1.
2.
Embedded audio is not available under the YCbCr444 and RGB444 output formats.
Map structure is locked at YCbCr422 when output resolution is at SD_525, SD_625, [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected] (Hz).
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Image
Adjustment
Status
Exit
On: selects the output signal
 Source: auto-detects CVBS, SDI, YPbPr, VGA, DVI, HDMI in that order
 VGA Adjustment: this feature was designed to re-adjust analog VGA
signal in the case of misalignment or a color-off due to long cabling
situations.
Note: Only available when the signal is VGA.
 DEFAULT
 HSTART (horizontal starting position)
 VSTART (vertical starting position)
 HACTIVE (horizontal “active area” / width)
 HTOTAL (horizontal total) ****(refer to figure 2-4 below)
Make sure that the values of HSTART plus HACTIVE do not
exceed HTOTAL.
 VACTIVE (vertical “active area” / height)
 VTOTAL: (vertical total) ****(refer to figure 2-4 below)
Make sure that the values of VSTART plus VACTIVE do not
exceed VTOTAL.
 REDGAIN
 GREENGAIN
 BLUEGAIN
 AUTO ADJUST (performs automatic alignment of VGA image
inside the window)
 AUTO GAIN (performs automatic gain adjustment by correcting the
color values)
 CVBS/YPbPr Adjustment: feature is for re-adjusting CVBS or YPbPr
signal in the case of misalignment or a color-off due to long cabling
situations.
Note: Only available when the signal is CVBS or YPbPr.
 DEFAULT
 HSTART (horizontal starting position)
 VSTART (vertical starting position)
 HACTIVE (horizontal active area or width)
 H TOTAL (horizontal total) ****(refer figure 2-4 below)
Make sure that the values of H START plus H ACTIVE do not
exceed H TOTAL.
 VACTIVE (vertical active area or height)
 V TOTAL: (vertical total) ****(refer figure 2-4 below)
This value is based on the values of VSTART plus VACTIVE.
(Note: must not exceed the pre-determined value for V Total).
Make sure that the values of VSTART plus VACTIVE do not
exceed VTOTAL.
 Image Parameter:
 BRIGHTNESS
 CONTRAST
 SATURATION (only available when signal is CVBS, or YPbPr, or
SDI, or HDMI)
 HUE (only available for CVBS, or YPbPr, or SDI, or HDMI signal)
 SHARPNESS
 DEFAULT
Off: disables the image adjustment feature.
Exits the image adjustment setup menu.
Table 2-4 Image Adjustment
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1.
Image misalignment will most likely occur when the VGA signal is in the 50Hz timing frequency range
and the less commonly used resolutions in the 60Hz timing frequency range.
a) When switching between VGA resolution signals that have similar timing frequency (horizontal and
vertical frequency, vertical total), image misalignment may occur.
b) e.g., 1280×1024 60Hz change to 1400×1050 60Hz (adjust HSTART/VSTART/HACTIVE/VACTIVE)
and then back to 1280×1024 60Hz (the original timing frequency is very close to that of 1400×1050
60Hz, use HSTART/VSTART/HACTIVE/VACTIVE to re- adjust for 1280×1024 60Hz again).
2. Depending on the signal type, SATURATION and HUE can only be set for YUV color space.
a) YUV is a color space typically used as part of a color image pipeline. It is used to encode a color
image or a video that takes human perception into account, it allows reduced bandwidth for
chrominance components. This enables transmission errors or cause compression artifacts to be
more efficiently masked by the human perception than using a "direct" RGB-representation.
b) When HDMI signal is transmitting under YCbCr422 color space (set from HDMI device itself), the
Pacific C-HSS will enable the SATURATION and HUE function in IMAGE PARAMETER menu. If it is
under YCbCr444 color space, the above functions will be disabled.
Figure 2-4 H-Start, H-Active, H-Total, V-Start, V-Active, V-Total
Crop Image
Status
Exit
On: adjusts the crop area and location.
 LEFT: sets the horizontal starting point.
 TOP: sets the vertical starting point.
 RIGHT: sets the horizontal ending point.
 BOTTOM: sets the vertical ending point.
 DEFAULT
Off: disables the crop image feature.
Exits the crop image setup menu.
Table 2-5 Crop Image
1.
2.
The CROP IMAGE feature will be turned OFF when KEYING feature is enabled.
Make sure the difference in value for LEFT compared with the RIGHT is not less than 20%
(e.g., LEFT = 80.0% RIGHT = 100.0%). Likewise, the difference in value for TOP compared to the
BOTTOM must not be less than 20% (e.g., TOP = 80.0% BOTTOM = 100.0%). To put it simply,
the smallest crop size that is valid is 20% of the total height by 20% of the total width.
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Aspect Ratio
Status
Exit
On: sets the display’s aspect ratio.
 4:3
 16:9
 AUTO
 CUSTOM
1 to 20 for width ratio : 1 to 20 for height ratio.
Off: disables the aspect ratio detect feature.
Exits the aspect ratio setup menu.
Table 2-6 Aspect Ratio
1.
2.
3.
The ASPECT RATIO feature will be turned OFF when KEYING feature is enabled.
When the width is greater than the height, the width cannot be more than 6 times the value of the
height. (6:1 ratio)
Likewise, when the height is greater than the width, the height cannot be more than 6 times the
value of the width. (1:6 ratio)
Keying (Overlay)
Status
Exit
On: superimposes the inserted computer image on top of an existing
video signal. This feature works best with green screens and virtual sets.
 CROP IMAGE: sets the crop area parameters.
 OUTPUT WINDOW: sets output video range.
 BACKGROUND COLOR: sets background color range (RGB)
 DEFAULT
Off: disables the keying feature.
Exits the keying setup menu.
Table 2-7 Keying
1.
2.
3.
The KEYING feature will be turned OFF when the CROP IMAGE or the ASPECT RATIO features are
enabled.
Make sure that KEYING is disabled (OFF) before running the Avitech ScreenCrop utility.
The CROP IMAGE parameters within the KEYING menu are the same as those shown in table 2-5
(LEFT, TOP, RIGHT, BOTTOM).
Color Correct(ion)
Status
Exit
On: enables the color correction feature.
Off: disables the color correction feature.
Exits the color correction setup menu.
Table 2-8 Color Correction
Make sure to enable (set ON) the COLOR CORRECT function when connecting to the Pacific C-SHS.
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Genlock
Status
Exit
On: synchronizes the video sources DVI-I IN, SDI/CVBS IN, and the
HDMI IN port’s signal with the REF IN port signal.
 GENLOCK OUTPUT: refer to table 2-10 for more details on
supported output standard.
 TIMING OFFSET: sets the delay lines.
 for SD 525 signal up to 524 delay lines
 for SD 625 signal up to 624 delay lines
 for 720p signal up to 749 delay lines
 for 1080p or 1080i signal up to 1124 delay lines
Off: disables the genlock feature.
Exits the genlock setup menu.
Table 2-9 Genlock
The genlock feature requires a sync reference signal to enter the REF IN port. Changing or
disconnecting the sync reference will cause the Pacific to automatically turn off genlock.
Table 2-10 Genlock Output
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Color Bar
On: enables the color bar and pattern select feature.
 COLOR BAR
 2×2 CROSSHATCH
Off: disables the color bar feature.
Exits the color bar setup menu.
Status
Exit
Table 2-11 Color Bar
1.
2.
3.
The color bar and the 2x2 Crosshatch can only be turned on/off when there is no input signal.
The default setting is for the color bar to be activated whenever there is no input signal.
The color bar feature is a pattern generator that shows a signal when there is no source. It can be
used as a self-test pattern for input signal or for verifying other devices.
Audio
On: enables the audio output.
 SOURCE: selects the audio source.
 HDMI
 LINE IN
 SDI
 DELAY: sets the delay times.
 0 to 170ms, sample rate at 48kHz.
 BYPASS
Off: disables the audio output.
Exits the audio setup menu.
Status
Exit
Table 2-12 Audio
Setup
Backlight
Contrast
Idle Time
Reset
BIOS Version
IP Address
Exit
On: enables the LCD panel's backlight.
Off: disables the LCD panel's backlight.
Sets the LCD panel's contrast from 1 to 16.
On: scrolling text (conversion format and related frame rate) will appear
when the LCD panel of Pacific C-HSS is idle.
 15 mins
 30 mins
 45 mins
 60 mins
Off: disables the scrolling text feature.
On: resets to default setting, system reboot is required.
Off: present setting.
Shows the current firmware version for reference.
Allows user to modify the IP ADDRESS, SUBNET MASK, and
GATEWAY based on Ethernet environment.
Exits the setup menu.
Table 2-13 Setup
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2.2 Using the Avitech ScreenCrop Utility
1.
2.
This utility can only be used with the Windows operating system.
This utility’s cropping feature cannot be used when KEYING is enabled (Status: ON) in the LCD panel.
For ScreenCrop to display correctly:
1. When using a computer that does not support dual displays, make sure to use a DVI cable (or a HDMI
®
cable with a HDMI-to-DVI adapter) for the DVI-I IN port of Pacific to receive the signal. Next, connect a
second monitor to the DVI-D LOOP OUT port of the Pacific.
2. When using a computer with a built-in monitor such as a laptop or an all in one computer or when using
a computer that supports dual display outputs, then you can connect to the Pacific C-HSS simply
through the HDMI IN port.
The Pacific C-HSS comes with a windows-based user interface called ScreenCrop. Avitech’s
ScreenCrop utility is easy to use and hosts several powerful tools that includes:





Live Pan Preview
Area of Interest cropping (supports 2 instances)
Cropped-area scaling
Easy adjustment of the output resolution and timing
The ability to control up to 153 Pacific converters through an Ethernet connection
With ScreenCrop utility:




Easily air Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and other computer-based content.
Selects and scales YouTube windows to fit any broadcast output resolution.
Crops out extraneous interface toolbars and broadcasts clean Google Earth maps.
Outputs any video stream playing on any media player, such as QuickTime, VLC,
or Windows Media Player.
2.2.1 ScreenCrop Utility Control Panel
Figure 2-5 ScreenCrop Utility Control Panel
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Status Information (1)
Displays all detected Avitech’s Pacific converters in the same network
mask. The status button
becomes active (not grayed-out) when
Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS is selected from the IP LIST window.
IP LIST
IP List Refresh
Button
Click the IP list refresh button
to update the connected Avitech
devices’ IP address in the same network mask.
Upon clicking an IP address in the IP LIST window, the selected IP
address is displayed here. A device can also be selected by typing its IP
address here.
Displays what type of Pacific converter is currently connected.
Configures the specific output resolution and related frame rate.
via
C-HSS / C-SHS
Output Resolution
Shows the operational status of the selected Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS.
This button is only available (not grayed-out) when the Pacific C-HSS/
C-SHS is selected in the “IP LIST” window (refer to section 2.2.3 for
details).
Status Button
Cropping Feature (2)
Instance
Switch Instance
Ratio
Crop
Chooses between 2 different area of interest instances (Instance One or
Two) and then sets the cropping parameters.
If both Instance One and Instance Two cropping parameters have been
set, then clicking the Switch Instance button will toggle between the two
instances and automatically output the cropping parameters.
Sets a fixed (1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 16:9) aspect ratio or a non-fixed (Any)
aspect ratio for any area of interest.
Crops an area by dragging the cursor. Upon releasing the left mouse
button, 4 green cropping corners will display the area just selected (area
of interest).
Crosshair
Automatically selects a window/object to be cropped by positioning
the Crosshair on the desired window/object.
 For example, auto-selects a YouTube window or a Google Map.
Left/Top/Width/
Height
Displays and adjusts the cropped instance’s size and related location.
Set
Repeated Pan
Send to C-HSS
Disable Crop
After entering/adjusting the Left/Top/Width/Height parameters, click this
button to change the location of the four green cropping corners.
Enables the pan feature for cropped instance (pan anywhere).
Sends the cropped instance to the selected Pacific C-HSS.
Disables the cropping.
Cropping feature is only available on the Pacific C-HSS.
Others (3)
Change IP
Save to Flash
Disconnect
Changes the IP address of selected Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS.
Saves the current ScreenCrop session’s parameter to the flash memory
of the Pacific C-HSS. The settings can be automatically loaded on the
next ScreenCrop session.
Terminates the connection of selected Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS.
Table 2-14 ScreenCrop Utility Control Panel Description
The Pacific C-SHS, the sister device of the Pacific C HSS, has different features and limited options for the
ScreenCrop utility. It only supports: Status, Change Output Resolution and Change IP.
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2.2.2 Using the ScreenCrop Utility
Before using the ScreenCrop utility to control the Pacific C-HSS, you need to set it in the same network
mask with the connected computer. Refer to the “Appendix” for further details on setting up the network
mask.
To use the ScreenCrop utility, perform the following steps:
Step 1. Copy the three ScreenCrop utility system files to the computer.
Step 2. Double-click ScreenCrop.exe. In the case of an alert screen appearing, click Unblock to
continue.
A Windows Security Alert screen may appear upon using ScreenCrop utility for the first time on a computer.
Click Unblock, and the Windows Alert will not appear on subsequent uses of ScreenCrop.
2.2.3 Status Information
ScreenCrop utility allows for easy monitoring of all networked Pacific devices. With 2 clicks of the
mouse, you can fully operate any Pacific converters that are on your network.
Step 1. Click to select the desired IP address from the IP LIST window. This will connect you to that
particular Pacific device.

The “Status” button will be enabled and the radio button for Pacific C-HSS or Pacific
C-SHS will be faintly highlighted.
Step 2. Clicking the “Status” button will display a popup window that shows detailed information about
the device’s operational status and broadcast output.

It gives a status report on the Pacific converter, which includes input signal type, output
resolution and related frame rate, audio source, color correction (on/off), sampling, pixel
depth, genlock (on/off), and input timing (horizontal/vertical frequency, vertical total
lines, horizontal total/start pixel, and vertical start line).
Figure 2-6 Detailed Information on the Connected Pacific C-HSS
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2.2.4 Cropping Feature
ScreenCrop utility sets 2 instances of “area of interest.” The associate contents can then be transmitted
to the intended audiences. To crop areas of interest, perform the following steps.
Figure 2-7 Cropping a Defined Area of Interest
Step 1. Click the Crop button and use the cursor to select an area to crop. Upon releasing the left
mouse button, 4 green cropping corners will display the selected area.

A floating 5× magnifying window will display any nearby graphics at 5x and other
relevant cursor information (e.g., position and RGB value).
Figure 2-8 Magnified Floating Window Showing Cursor and RGB Value

Click on and drag any of the 4 green cropping corners to enlarge/reduce the area just
selected. You may also use the keyboard’s top/left/right/down buttons to fine-tune the
scope of the area to be cropped without using the mouse button.

For additional fine tuning, you may manually enter the values of the Left/Top/Width/
Height and click the Set button. This will modify the scope of area to be cropped at
pixel-level accuracy.
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1.
When cropping, Left/Top position, Width, and Height are calculated based on module’s input display
size. The value for Width and Height must be greater than 20% of the panel width and the panel
height.

For example, if the module’s input display timing is 1280×1024 @ 60Hz, then the panel width is
1280 and the panel height is 1024. The cropped window size must be greater than 256 (20% of
1280) × 204 (20% of 1024).
2.
Depending on the display resolution, a minimal change in the cropping parameters (Left/Top/Width/
Height) may not produce any noticeable effect.
It is highly recommended to set the displayed image to fill up the monitor’s whole screen (use your
monitor’s built-in display settings to fill the entire screen) to prevent black bar(s) from appearing after
cropping.
3.
Step 2. Click the Send to C-HSS button to send the cropped image back to the Pacific C-HSS for it to
be displayed on the output monitor via the SDI OUT connector.
Image scaling methods may differ per different graphics cards in the market, causing a pixel or more to be
left on the screen (residue from the 4 green corners). Adjust the value of Left/Top/Width/Height, and then
click the Set button to fine-tune the display area for the residue to disappear.

Automatically selects a window or object to be cropped by clicking and dragging the
crosshair button onto the desired window/object to be cropped.
 Notice how the mouse cursor has become a crosshair. As you continue to hold the
mouse button and move around the screen, 4 green corners and a violet rectangle
will surround the edge of the selected window/object. When the desired window has
been selected, release the left mouse button.

To do another screen crop, perform these steps once again.

To discard the area selected, click the Disable Crop button.
Step 3. Click the Disconnect button or close the ScreenCrop utility to disconnect the computer from the
Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS.
1.
2.
Upon quitting ScreenCrop utility, the parameters (Left/Top/Width/Height) from the last crop were
stored through the Saved to Flash button or the Send to C-HSS button, and will be automatically
shown upon the utility's next start-up.
If the current screen resolution is different than the last resolution, then the parameters for cropping will
need to be re-adjusted based on the new resolution upon restarting the ScreenCrop utility.
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2.2.5 Cropped Instances Switching
ScreenCrop utility can not only crop areas of interest, but it also allows for the selection of 2 separate
instances that can be switched accordingly. Perform the following steps to switch between 2 cropped
instances.
Step 1. Use the drop-down menu to select Instance One or Two, and then set cropping parameters.
Step 2. Switch between the two “Instances” by clicking the Switch Instance button.
Figure 2-9 Area of Interest (First/Second Instance)
2.2.6 Pan Anywhere
The “Pan” feature allows transfer of a previously-set area of interest to another portion of the screen by
clicking the Repeated Pan button. Upon clicking the Repeated Pan button, the following dialog box will
appear.
Figure 2-10 Pan Instruction
Follow the instructions in the dialog box: Place the mouse pointer on any of the 4 cropping corners, and
then use the right-mouse button to pan the area of interest.
Figure 2-11 Pan Area of Interest
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Appendix
The following 2 methods allow for the Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS to be in the same network mask with the
connected computer.
Method 1: Change the IP Address of the Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS
Step 1. Run ScreenCrop utility by double-clicking ScreenCrop.exe. Select the Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS
IP address that appears in the IP LIST window. Then click Change IP.
The following screen will show the current IP address in the New IP field. Corresponding
Network Mask and Gateway will also be displayed.
Figure A-1 ScreenCrop Utility: Change IP Screen
Step 2. Enter the New IP address. Edit the Network Mask and Gateway as necessary. The IP address
will be changed for the target device (saved to flash memory of Pacific C-HSS/C-SHS) after you
click Save.
Step 3. When the next window appears, click OK to exit.
Figure A-2 Save IP Screen
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Other devices on Network:
In some cases, you may have a large number of devices from various manufactures that are all on the same
network. ScreenCrop will detect all the devices that are set to the Network Mask ScreenCrop is on. If
ScreenCrop does not support a device, then the status button
will be grayed-out and non-selectable. If
you click Change IP, the following error message will also appear.
Figure A-3 Device That Is Not Supported by ScreenCrop Utility (Error Message)
Method 2: Change the IP Address of the Controlling Computer
For Windows XP
Step 1. Click Start, and then right-click My Network Places. Click Properties.
Step 2. When the next screen appears, right-click Local Area Connection icon, then click Properties.
Step 3. Check (to highlight) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.
Step 4. Click the radio button to select Use the following IP address:, then enter the IP address:
210 . 100 . 100 . x (where x is any value from 1 – 253), and Subnet mask: 255 . 255 . 255 . 0.
Step 5. Finally, click OK to exit.
For Windows 7
Step 1. Click the Start menu and type in Network and Sharing Center.
Step 2. Click Change Adapter Settings located on the left.
Step 3. Right-click the Local Area Connection that the Pacific is connected to, then select Properties.
Step 4. Check Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.
Step 5. Click the radio button to select Use the following IP address:, and then enter the IP address:
210 . 100 . 100 . x (where x is any value from 1 – 253), and Subnet mask: 255 . 255 . 255 . 0.
Step 6. Again, click OK to exit.
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