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MediaPOINTE Performer
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MediaPOINTE Performer
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Version 4.5
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Safety Precautions
For your protection, please read all related safety instructions, observe all warnings and precautions, and exercise common sense
while operating this electronic equipment.
•
Always place the unit on a stable cart, stand or table.
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Do not use the unit near water or sources of heat.
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Do not drop or shake the unit. Do not place or install the unit in environments where it can be dropped or shaken.
Make sure the unit is powered off while being moved even for short distances.
•
Observe the power requirements of the unit; if you are not sure of the power available, consult your local dealer or power company.
•
When plugging into a power outlet, insert the plug firmly into the outlet. Route the power cord so as to avoid any activity that may result in
fraying or other damage to the cord or the plug.
•
Under no circumstances should you attempt to override the polarization or grounding protection on the plug.
•
Do not overload wall outlets, integral convenience receptacles or extension cords.
•
Unplug the unit from the wall before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
•
For proper ventilation, do not block the slots and openings. Do not install the unit in a location where the ventilation slots and openings can be
plugged during everyday use.
•
Do not place or install the unit under, on top of or near any heat-producing equipment (i.e. radiators, stoves, or amplifiers),
or in a heated place.
•
Unplug the unit during lightning storms, when it will not be used for extended periods of time, or before you have a
scheduled power outage.
If the unit is visibly damaged either by not observing the precautions above or for any other reason, contact your local dealer
immediately. If the unit does not operate to the specifications set forth in this user guide, or exhibits a distinct change in performance, this may be an indication of a problem needing repair.
Environmental Operating Limits of MediaPOINTE Performer
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 32°C (32°F to 90°F)
Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage & Transport Temperature: -20°C to 80°C
(-4°F to 140° F)
Electrical requirements
Input: 100-240V ~50/60Hz
Service Support and Training
MediaPOINTE®, Inc. is committed to providing the service support and training needed to install, manage, and
maintain your MediaPOINTE® equipment.
All MediaPOINTE® products are sold through a wide network of Authorized MediaPOINTE® Dealers. For help
with your products, contact your local dealer for assistance first. If for any reason, you would like to contact
MediaPOINTE® directly for information regarding service programs and extended warranty information, training,
installation or usage, we are glad to be of assistance. You can contact us at the phone number listed below, or
visit our website.
MediaPOINTE® Technical Support
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
(866) 709-0444 TOLL FREE
(805) 214-7911 INTERNATIONAL
support@MediaPOINTE.com
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MediaPOINTE Performer Package
Contents
• 1 - MediaPOINTE Performer •
1 – Male Composite Cable
•
1 - CAT-5e LAN Cable
•
1 - CAT-6 Crossover Cable
•
1 - RCA Stereo Audio Cable
•
1 - AC Power Cable
•
1 – Male S-Video-D Cable
•
1 – 75 ohm Video Terminator
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1 – IR Remote Control plus 2 AAA batteries
•
1 – Rack Mount Kit
•
MediaPOINTE Performer User Guide
Document Conventions
The following conventions are used throughout this
user’s guide.
The hand symbol indicates a note,
containing special instructions, and
in some cases, circumstances that
require caution.
The light bulb symbol highlights
suggestions or hints.
The high voltage symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltages.
Warranty
MediaPOINTE warrants that the MediaPOINTE Performer
(excluding spare parts if applicable, external peripheral
devices and consumables) will be free from any defect
in materials or workmanship and shall perform in
accordance with its specification for a period of 30 days
for MediaPOINTE software and 1 year for hardware,
starting on shipment date of the initial purchase of the
equipment. MediaPOINTE disclaims any and all implied
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. MediaPOINTE’s sole liability for breach of
this warranty will be (at its option) to provide access
to software for download or to repair or replace the
defective unit or component after customer has shipped
the product to MediaPOINTE for return-to-factory
repair. Customer must obtain an RMA (return material
authorization) number from MediaPOINTE prior to
returning equipment. Replacement parts may be new
or equivalent to new. Part(s) replaced will be covered
for the remaining term of the warranty. MediaPOINTE
shall not be liable for any loss of profits or incidental or
consequential loss for whatever reason. This warranty
will be void if the equipment has been subject to
any unauthorized modifications, improper operation,
user negligence, service by an unauthorized person,
accident, neglect, misuse, tampering, acts of God, or
any event other than ordinary use.
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Table Of Contents
About this guide
Disclaimer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Services & Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Document Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
1
MediaPOINTE Performer Introduction Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Key Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Optical Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Front Keypad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
LED Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
IR Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Power Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
USB Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Inputs/Outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Setup Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2
Setup and Single Mode DVD Burning Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Using MediaPONITE Performer (single mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Setup and Multi Mode DVD Burning Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Switching between Single and Multi Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using MediaPOINTE Performer (multi mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
4
On Screen Menu | Front Control Panel On Screen Menu | Front Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
External Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
RS-232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Infra-Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Remote Contact Closure (Relay). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
5
Upgrade System Software 5
To Upgrade System Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
6
Artist KeyCard System Artist KeyCard System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
7
Best Practices for MediaPOINTE Performer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Appendix A Shooting Stars Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
DVDs & Cases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Branded Posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Branded Table Top Flyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
1
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MediaPOINTE Performer Introduction
Introduction
Welcome to the user’s guide for the MediaPOINTE® MediaPOINTE Performer. The MediaPOINTE Performer is one of
the easiest to use, cost-effective and reliable recording products on the market today. The MediaPOINTE Performer
allows you to capture performance and automatically burn recordings to mastered DVDs. Its functionality is
flexible enough to be used in any live performance venue and enables anyone to capture moments or events on a
DVD.
This user’s guide describes how to set up and use the MediaPOINTE Performer to record and create DVDs of any live
event. The MediaPOINTE Performer has two modes of operation. The single use mode allows you to put a single
recording on one DVD and a Multi Use Mode allows you to put multiple recording on the same DVD. This guide goes
over the setup and DVD Burning instructions for both operational modes.
This guide is written for units running 4.5 software versions or higher. If your MediaPOINTE Performer is operating
on a different version of software, some capabilities and screenshots may be different.
Key Features
The MediaPOINTE Performer may be used in a variety of situations to develop DVD masters for live performances
and event capturing:
• Karaoke recording.
• Open Microphone
• Comedy nights.
• Concerts
• Band performances.
• Auditions
• Any other performance or venue that can be recorded by a standard video camera...
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MediaPOINTE Performer Front Panel
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3
4
5
6
7
Front Panel View
4. RESET Button
The front panel consists of an Optical Drive, the main
operation Keypad, two status LEDs, a small RESET
button, IR receiver, a power switch and a USB port. The following is a brief description of each of these
components.
To avoid inadvertent resetting of the system, the
RESET button is hidden behind a tiny hole in the
front panel and requires activation using a small
device such as a pin or paperclip. Pressing the
RESET button will reset the Administrator Password
and return the IP settings back to the default
network settings.
1. Optical Drive
The MediaPOINTE Performer features an optical drive
capable of recording to DVD-R, DVD+R, and CD-R media.
2. Front Keypad
The MediaPOINTE Performer has a front keypad that
allows the user to start and stop recording as well as
navigate the on screen menus without using the remote
control. When the REC button is pressed a menu will
appear on the display so you can determine which
recording profile to use. A monitor is required to use
this feature.
5. IR Receiver
The IR Receiver is used with the included remote
control.
6. Power Switch
This POWER button on the front of the unit will turn
the unit on and off. It is used in conjunction with
the main power switch on the rear of the unit.
1. Ensure power supply switch is in the ON position
(on back panel)
3. LED Status
The LED indicators are used to describe system states,
actions and error conditions. The valid LED states are
described in the table below.
LED 1 (top)
LED 2 (bottom)
RED/YELLOW/ ORANGE
BLUE
Powering On
Orange
OFF
Ready
OFF
ON
Record/Stream
RED
ON
Indexing
RED Fast Blink
ON
Play/
OFF
Slow Blink
Error
YELLOW Fast Blink
OFF
Disk Burn
RED Slow Blink
ON
Mute
(not record)
OFF
Fast Blink
Mute (record)
RED
Fast Blink
2. Start the unit by pressing the POWER button
7. USB Port
The USB port can be used to offload media from and
to the MediaPOINTE Performer. It is also used for
Single and Multi Mode Setup- see Chapter 3.
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Back Panel View
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9
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2
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4
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6
11
AUDIO/ VIDEO INPUTS
Connector
Function
Description
Unbalanced Line level stereo audio inputs that use standard RCA connectors.
1
Stereo Audio Pair
Composite Video input 1 on the MediaPOINTE Performer
2
Composite
S-Video input 1 on the MediaPOINTE Performer
3
S-Video
AUDIO/ VIDEO OUTPUTS
Connector
Function
Description
Unbalanced Line level stereo audio outputs that use standard RCA connectors.
4
Stereo Audio Pair
5
Composite
Composite Video Output 1 on the MediaPOINTE Performer
S-Video Output 1 on the MediaPOINTE Performer
6
S-Video
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ALL OTHER CONNECTIONS
Connector
7
8
Function
LAN
Remote Relay Closure
9
USB
10
RS-232
11
Setup Diagram
AC Power
Description
The RJ45 connector allows the included standard 10/100Mb CAT-5e LAN cable to
connect the MediaPOINTE Performer to a network.
The standard 3.5 mini mono connector allows a remote switch (contact closure) to
start/stop a session of the MediaPOINTE Performer.
The USB port on the back of the unit can be used to manage software upload and
Keycard Multimode functionality.
This standard serial DB9 connector allows connection for serial control (note: a
null-modem serial cable is required).
The IEC connector allows the included IEC cable to connect the MediaPOINTE
Performer to AC power. Make sure the power on/off switch is in the off position
before plugging in the power cable.
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Setup & Single Mode DVD Burning
Single Mode DVD Burning is the Default
Setting for theMediaPOINTE Performer.
This section will explain how to connect/ record/ burn a DVD
with your MediaPOINTE Performer in single mode.
**IMPORTANT** If you have purchased the KeyCard
system, please refer Chapter 3.
1. Connecting
• S-video is the default video input on the MediaPOINTE
Performer. Connect the S-video output of the optional
camera to this input jack.
o If you need to use the composite input, please refer
to the manual or call tech support.
• Connect two RCA cables (L&R audio) from the
output mixer/source to the input (L&R audio) of the
MediaPOINTE Performer.
• With the appropriate cable (composite/s-video)
connect the output of the MediaPOINTE Performer to a
video monitor as a confidence monitor.
o On power up, the MediaPOINTE Performer senses what output is connected and will disable the one not
being used; so it is important to have the video output
connected to the display on power up.
o **IMPORTANT** If a confidence monitor
is not being used, please connect the
gold 75 ohm terminator (supplied) to the
composite out of the MediaPOINTE
Performer
• Make sure that the power supply switch on the back
of the MediaPOINTE Performer is switched off. Connect
the supplied IEC power cable to the A/C jack of the
MediaPOINTE Performer; connect the other end of this
cable to a powered electrical outlet (110/240V~50/
60Hz). • Switch the power supply switch on the back of the
MediaPOINTE Performer to the ON position.
2. Using the MediaPOINTE
Performer (Single mode is the default setting)
• Turn the MediaPOINTE Performer on by pushing the
power button on the front panel. Power-up is between
50~60 seconds
o Boot-up is indicated by an orange LED
o When the MediaPOINTE Performer is ready, the blue
LED on the front panel will be on solid, and you will see
your video source on the monitor.
• Adjust the camera as desired.
• Insert a blank DVD-R or DVD+R disc into the optical
drive. Disc acceptance is between 20~25 seconds and is
indicated by a “swoosh” sound
o A disc can be inserted any time before or after a
recording has been started.
o If the disc is not blank or is damaged, the
MediaPOINTE Performer will eject the disc.
• Push the REC on the front panel membrane switch.
o You will see a record icon and the record message “Now recording:/DVD_xxxxx” on the monitor. The red
LED on the front panel will also be illuminated.
• To stop recording push the down arrow/square icon
key on the front membrane switch.
o Once you’ve stopped the recording, the message
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“Done recording:/DVD_xxxxx” will be displayed.
• The MediaPOINTE Performer will automatically
start to process the last recording. The message “Now
processing DVD:/xxxxx” will be displayed.
o When the processing is done the burning process will
start automatically if there is a blank disk in the drive.
If there is not a disc in the drive the MediaPOINTE
Performer, the message “please enter a disc for:/DVD_
xxxxx” will be displayed.
o While the disc is being burned, the message “Now
burning:/DVD_xxxxx” will be displayed and the red LED
on the front panel will blink. When the burn process is
complete, the disc will be ejected, accompanied by a
“swoosh” sound. The message “Pick up:/DVD_xxxxx”
will be displayed.
• At this point the MediaPOINTE Performer will
continue burning multiple copies of the last recording,
just insert another disc. If you wish to stop the current
file in the queue from being burned, push the right
arrow button on the front panel ( >>). The message
“Burning cancelled:/DVD_xxxxx” will be displayed.
o The MediaPOINTE Performer is capable of recording/
burning and processing at the same time, so you do not
have to wait for the burn to be completed before you
start the next recording. The MediaPOINTE Performer
will queue all recording in order, so simply press the
right arrow button (>>) to burn the next recording in
the queue
All recorded content will be burned in the order that
it was created. Once a DVD disc has been burned you
cannot write to it again; you must insert a fresh blank
disc. The maximum duration that can be recorded
and burned to a single-layer disc (DVD-R or DVD+R) is
approximately 60 minutes.
The MediaPOINTE Performer can also burn to Dual-layer
discs. The maximum recorded duration for a dual-layer
disc is approximately 120 min. If the recorded material
is too big for the disc to handle, the disc will be ejected
“Burn failed (156):/DVD_xxxxx” will be displayed.
All burned discs will have an auto-play DVD format file
of the performance, and a digital Mp4 file that can be
saved to your PC.
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Setup & Multi Mode DVD Burning
This section will explain how to connect/ record/ burn a DVD
with your MediaPOINTE Performer in Multi mode utilizing the
KeyCard system. For more information about where and when
to use the MediaPOINTE KeyCard system, refer to Chapter 6.
2. Switching between single and
Multi Mode
1. Connecting
• Turn the MediaPOINTE Performer on by pushing the
power button on the front panel. Power-up takes 50~60
seconds to complete.
• S-video is the default video input on the
MediaPOINTE Performer. Connect the S-video output of
the optional camera to this input jack.
o If you need to use the composite input, please refer
to the manual or call tech support.
• Connect two RCA cables (L&R audio) from the
output mixer/source to the input (L&R audio) of the
MediaPOINTE Performer.
• With the appropriate cable (composite/s-video)
connect the output of the MediaPOINTE Performer to a
video monitor as a confidence monitor.
o On power up, the MediaPOINTE Performer senses
what output is connected and will disable the one not
being used; so it is important to have the video output
connected to the display on power up.
o **IMPORTANT** If a confidence
monitor is not being used, please
connect the gold 75 ohm terminator
(supplied) to the composite out of the
MediaPOINTE Performer
• Make sure that the power supply switch on the back
of the MediaPOINTE Performer is switched off. Connect
the supplied IEC power cable to the A/C jack of the
MediaPOINTE Performer; connect the other end of this
cable to a powered electrical outlet (110/240V~50/
60Hz). • Switch the power supply switch on the back of the
MediaPOINTE Performer to the ON position.
o Boot-up is indicated by an orange LED
o When the MediaPOINTE Performer is ready, the blue
LED on the front panel will be on solid, and you will see
your video source on the monitor.
• With the KeyCard purchase, you received a black and
silver foldable USB stick with the MediaPOINTE logo
imprinted on it. This USB stick is used to change the
mode of the MediaPOINTE Performer called Kar.switch.
Please follow steps below to switch modes.
***IMPORTANT*** please make sure the
MediaPOINTE Performer has had all of
its recordings canceled before you
switch Modes. i.e. press the right
arrow button on the front panel
( >>). The message “Burning
cancelled:/DVD_xxxxx” will be
displayed for the last recording.
1. With the MediaPOINTE Performer powered up and in
an idle state, insert the Kar.switch USB into the front
USB port of the MediaPOINTE Performer
2. The Green LED on the Kar.switch USB will illuminate
and start blinking, followed by a “swoosh” sound.
3. “Executing/amd/Kar.switch” will be displayed and
the MediaPOINTE Performer will reboot. Please leave
the Kar.switch USB in the MediaPOINTE Performer until
the MediaPOINTE Performer has rebooted. This process
takes 80~90 seconds to complete.
4. Once the MediaPOINTE Performer has rebooted
please remove the Kar.switch USB.
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5. Double check Multi Mode switch was successful.
Use one of the Flip open white MediaPOINTE Performer
KeyCard’s and insert into the front USB port of the
MediaPOINTE Performer. If “USB stick accepted!” is
displayed, switch was successful.
• The MediaPOINTE Performer will stay in Multi Mode
even through power cycles. If you ever would like to
switch to Single Mode repeat steps 1 – 4.
**IMPORTANT** The Kar.switch USB is
the only way to change between the
two modes (single and Multi Mode), Please keep it in a dry safe place. If
you’re Kar.switch USB ever is Lost,
stolen, or damaged, please visit www.
mediapointe.com or contact technical
support for a replacement.
3. Using the MediaPOINTE
Performer (Multi Mode)
• Turn the MediaPOINTE Performer on by pushing the
power button on the front panel. Power-up takes 50~60
seconds to complete.
o Boot-up is indicated by an orange LED
o When the MediaPOINTE Performer is ready, the blue
LED on the front panel will be on solid, and you will see
your video source on the monitor.
• Adjust the camera as desired.
• Flip open the white MediaPOINTE Performer KeyCard
and insert into the front USB port of the MediaPOINTE
Performer. The KeyCard acceptance is between 3~5
seconds indicated by “USB stick accepted!” displayed,
followed by a “swoosh” sound.
o An identifier is now placed on the KeyCard. Any
subsequent recordings that are started with this
KeyCard in place, will be associated with this KeyCard
• To start a recording, push the REC button on the
front panel membrane switch.
o You will see a record icon and the record message
“Now recording:/DVD_xxxxx” on the monitor. The red
LED on the front panel will also be illuminated.
o If you wish to cancel the recording and not have the
recording associated with the KeyCard, press the right
arrow button on the front panel (>>) before you stop
the recording. The message “Cancelled recording:/
DVD_xxxxx” will be displayed.
• To stop recording, push the down arrow/square icon
key on the front membrane switch.
o Once you’ve stopped the recording, the message
“Done recording:/DVD_xxxxx” will be displayed.
o At this point you may remove the KeyCard
• To burn all recording associated to a KeyCard:
1. Insert KeyCard into the front USB port of the
MediaPOINTE Performer. Acceptance takes 3~5
seconds. “USB stick accepted!” is displayed, followed
by a “swoosh” sound.
2. Insert a blank DVD-R or DVD+R disc into the optical
drive. Disc acceptance is between 20~25 seconds and is
indicated by a “swoosh” sound
3. After the “swoosh” sound the MediaPOINTE
Performer will queue up all associated recordings and
will start to burn to the disc. “Now burning dvd..(X)”
will be displayed and the red LED on the front panel
will blink. It is important to note that “(X)” will be the
quantity of recordings associated with that KeyCard and
burn to the disc.
4. When the burn process is complete, the disc will
be ejected, accompanied by a “swoosh” sound. The
message “The dvd is ready…(X)” will be displayed.
5. If you would like to burn another DVD, repeat steps
1-4
• The MediaPOINTE Performer is capable of recording/
burning and processing at the same time, so you do not
have to wait for the burn to be completed before you
start the next recording.
• To delete all recording associated with the KeyCard.
It is important to note that it is highly recommended for this
to be done at the end of the night or before MediaPOINTE
Performer is powered down.
1. Insert KeyCard into the front USB port of the
MediaPOINTE Performer. Acceptance takes 3~5 seconds.
“USB stick accepted!” is displayed, followed by a
“swoosh” sound.
2. Using the supplied remote, press the F1 key.
“Erasing all content for this stick..” will be displayed,
followed by “Done…” when the process is completed.
It is important to note that it is highly recommended
for this to be done at the end of the night or before
MediaPOINTE Performer is powered down.
Once a DVD disc has been burned you cannot write
to it again; you must insert a fresh blank disc. The
maximum duration that can be recorded and burned to
a single-layer disc (DVD-R or DVD+R) is approximately
60 minutes. The MediaPOINTE Performer can also burn
to Dual-layer discs. The maximum recorded duration
for a dual-layer disc is approximately 120 min. If the
recorded material is too big for the disc to handle, the
disc will be ejected “Burn failed (156):/DVD_xxxxx”
will be displayed.
All burned discs will have an auto-play DVD format file
of the performance, and a digital Mp4 file that can be
saved to your PC.
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On-Screen Menu | Front Control Panel
1. On-Screen Menu / Front Control
Panel
The On-Screen Menu is displayed on the Composite or
S-Video output of the MediaPOINTE Performer. The
MediaPOINTE Performer IR remote or Front Control
Panel (keypad) will provide some configuration
features. Currently the on screen menus give the user
the following capabilities:
Terminal session settings required for RS-232 control
are: 9600, 8, None, 1 with No Flow Control.
There is no password protection on
this interface and, by default, the
RS-232 port is enabled. However, the
administrator has the ability to disable
the serial control port from the Web
Portal.
See below for a list of the available commands.
• Start/Stop Recording
audiogain
help or ?
multicast
shutdown
• Burn content to optical disk
author
input
multicast_ttl
smtp
• Copy content to USB
bye/quit
ipassign
notify
status
cli
ipset
play
sysinfo
copyme
ipstat
playstatus
test
defaultprofile
key
reboot
usersec
• Adjust the Menu opacity, position and timeout
displayres
limit
record
volume
• Retrieve System Information
displayratio
listfiles
rename
file info
list profiles
resetconf
• Display test images and tones
• Set audio input recording level
2. External Control
A. RS-232
B. Telnet
RS-232 is not required for operation of the MediaPOINTE Performer. It is an optional feature that only applies to the Single
Mode Setting.
The telnet client within the MediaPOINTE Performer
provides access to the Command Line Interface through
the TCP/IP protocol. By default, telnet is disabled but
can be activated from the Web Portal with an optional
password. The available commands are the same as
listed in the RS-232 section.
DB-9 Female
Function
DB-9 Female
2
Rx to Tx
3
3
Tx to Rx
2
5
Signal Ground
5
On the back of the MediaPOINTE Performer there is a
single control port configured as a DTE that supports
the RS-232 protocol. A Null-Modem cable should be
used between the MediaPOINTE Performer and the COM
port on your PC – the pin-out is shown here.
To access the telnet client, open a command prompt on
your computer and enter: telnet <ipaddress>
Once connected to the MediaPOINTE Performer, a
connect message will be displayed.
MediaPOINTE Performer Welcome to
MediaPOINTE
Password:_
Once logged in, type ‘help’ or ‘?’ for a list of commands.
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C. Infra-Red
The Infra-Red (IR) receiver for the remote control is
located on the front of the MediaPOINTE Performer. It
can also be used for IR control via control systems such
as AMX or Crestron.
D. Remote Contact Closure (Relay)
A relay contact closure connection is mounted on the
back as a 1/8th (3.5mm) phone plug. Either a mono or
stereo plug can be used, but in the case of the stereo
phone plug, short the sleeve to the ring as the negative
connection. This connection can be wired to a simple
switch closure and will start or stop a recording.
Note: There is a +5V on the tip
This closure can be in the form of a relay, manual
switch or semi-conductor switch. This allows for relay
control via external control systems such as AMX,
Crestron, or by a plain momentary trigger, such as a
foot switch.
Semi-conductor closures are found on AMX or Crestron
controllers in the form of a D I/O port. If using a semiconductor closure, polarity is important. The phone
plug tip must be wired to the + or individual input of
the D I/O port, and the sleeve connected to the ground
or - connector. Note that, unlike relay connections,
these connections are not isolated and can form
grounding or hum loops.
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Upgrade System Software
1. Upgrade System Software
MediaPOINTE’s Development Team is constantly striving
to refine and upgrade features on the MediaPOINTE
Performer to lead technological advances in the
archiving and streaming marketplace.
In order to keep the MediaPOINTE Performer up to date
with all of the latest features, you may want to update
the system software from time to time. Follow the
following steps
A. To upgrade the MediaPOINTE
Performer software:
• Contact your MediaPOINTE dealer for the latest
software version. This file will have an *.mpup
extension. The downloaded file must be placed on the
same network as the PC that may be used to browse the
web portal.
• Go to the Software Management section of the main
menu and click on the browse button to search for the
downloaded *.mpup file. Locate the file and specify the
path to the file as shown in the window.
• Select the Upgrade button to begin the upgrade.
Wait until the upgrade is complete before proceeding.
If your MediaPOINTE Performer doesn’t automatically
reboot, manually do this by selecting the Reboot button
in the info section. This will reboot the unit and the
new software will be in place.
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Artist KeyCard System
This section will help illustrate the best situations to use
the Artist KeyCard system. For more information about
how to connect/ record/ burn a DVD with your MediaPOINTE
Performer in Multi mode utilizing the KeyCard system, please
see Chapter 3.
The MediaPOINTE Performer is designed to capture
performances and automatically burn DVDs. But in
many cases like an open mic night or a school talent
show where there are multiple performers, you won’t
know who will want copies of their performance or
how many DVDs they will want. The MediaPOINTE
Artist KeyCard System allows you to record EVERY
performance capitalizing on the opportunity to create
DVDs after the fact. You simply plug an Artist KeyCard
into your MediaPOINTE Performer before starting each
recording then remove it and write the performer’s
name on the KeyCard with a dry erase marker.
If the performer wants a DVD later, you simply plug
that card back into your MediaPOINTE Performer, insert
a DVD, and it will automatically burn one or more
copies of their performance, regardless of how many
other recordings you’ve made since.
While the MediaPOINTE Artist KeyCard System has a
wide range of applications ranging from performing arts
schools to comedy clubs, let’s take a look at how you
would use it for karaoke.
As you know, many karaoke customers will sing multiple
songs throughout an evening. The standard, out-ofthe-box MediaPOINTE Performer is designed to capture
and create DVDs of each performance istantly. But
that means customers would have one DVD for each
performance and customers don’t want to carry out a
stack of DVDs at the end of the night.
With the MediaPOINTE Artist KeyCard System you simply
insert your customers’ KeyCards each time they sing,
all night long. When your customer is finished for the
night, you insert their KeyCard again along with a blank
disc and your MediaPOINTE Performer will burn a single
DVD of all of their performances.
The DVD has each song as a separate track, as well
as a digital copy of each song that they can upload to
YouTube, Facebook, or their personal electronics.
Rather than offering customers a DVD of a single, two
to three minute song, you’re offering them a DVD for
their entire evening. They can even pick and choose the
performances they want. After each performance they
can decide whether or not they want to keep that song.
If they don’t want it, you simply hit the skip button and
it’s deleted from their recordings. They only pay for
performances that they liked.
The MediaPOINTE Artist KeyCards come in packages of 20
cards initial order. You also have the option to reorder
additional Artist KeyCards any time you need them.
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Best Practices for MediaPOINTE Performer
A. When using the MediaPOINTE Performer in Multi Mode, always delete all key cards at the end of the night by
inserting the key Card into the MediaPOINTE Performer and pressing the F1 key on the remote
B. To Cancel a Recoding in Multi mode, press the FF key on the front keypad BEFORE the recording has ended. C. In single mode; to skip to the next recording in the queue, Press the FF on the front Keypad before
D. Powering down the system, should be done by double pressing the front power button. You should never pull
the power to avoid losing recorded content
E. If a Confidence monitor is not being used, connect the 75 ohm connecter (supplied) to the composite output of
the MediaPOINTE Performer
F. Never use Key cards for anything other than intended use with the MediaPOINTE Performer
G. Try and have MediaPOINTE Performer and Camera on same power strip.
H. If you switch from single mode to Multi mode, Make sure you cancel all recordings before you switch modes.
14 | APPENDIX A
MediaPOINTE Performer Accessories & Marketing Materials
Shooting Stars Program
The Shooting Stars Program is a comprehensive program consisting of product, maintenance support and marketing
resources. When you add the MediaPOINTE Performer to your venue’s total experience and utilize the tools in the
program, you will be able to create a memorable experience for your customers as quickly as you can open the box! You will be armed with marketing materials that include your name and logo and the confidence that comes with
having full time Technical Support backing you up. The Shooting Stars Program will make sure you create a lasting
memory for your patrons and a profitable one for you
Artist KeyCard System
The MediaPOINTE Artist Keycard System simplifies and organizes the recording process so you can offer multiple
recordings to a customer on a single DVD and burn multiple copies. It is the perfect solution for Karaoke and Open Mic
nights where artists will want to perform multiple times. Its also opens up the market for a wide range of applications
such as Performing Arts Schools and comedy clubs.
DVDs & Cases
By providing your patrons DVDs branded with your venue’s logo, everyone who sees it knows where to go to make their
own lasting memory.
Branded Posters
Let everyone know that you are “Shooting Stars Nightly” with branded posters complete with your venue’s logo. There
is space provided at the bottom for you to insert event information.
Branded Table Top Flyers
Place Branded Flyers on each table in your venue to let patrons know when they can join in the fun and take home a
DVD of their performances. Space is provided for you to insert event information
For complete details and pricing, contact your MediaPOINTE Dealer or MediaPOINTE Sales Representative.
MediaPOINTE Performer
An Advanced Media Design Technology
Technical Support
805.214.7911
support@mediapointe.com
Main Office
667 Rancho Conejo Blvd..
Newbury Park, CA 91320
805.480.3700
www.mediapointe.com
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