Sierra Video SV-SM-16 User`s manual

SIERRA VIDEO
Sierra View SM-xx Multi-Viewer
Models: SV-SM-8, SV-SM-12 and SV-SM-16
User’s Manual
SIERRA VIEWSM-XXD MULTI-VIEWER
User’s Manual
 Sierra Video
P.O. Box 2462 Grass Valley, CA 95945
Tel: (530) 478-1000
Fax: (530) 478-1105
Email: info@sierravideo.com
Version 5.0
Publication Date: February 2012
The information contained in this manual is subject to change by Sierra Video
Table of
Contents
Introduction
System Concept
Features and Benefits
Powerful Alarms
Captions and UMDs
Keeping Time
Using GPI I/O
Bargraph Scales
Operation
Introduction
Local Operating Modes
Normal Mode
Configuration Mode
Network Settings
Keyboard Operation
Using the Web Interface
Object and Source Explorer
Navigating the User Interface
Main Menus
Module Menu
Setup Remotes
Set Time
Layout Menu
Group Menu
Object Menu
GRID Menu
Help Menu
Module Properties
Source Properties Window
Edit Object Window
1 1 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 9 10 10 10 12 13 14 16 17 18 18 19 29 34 Installation
Introduction
Power and Fuses
Health and Safety Considerations
Disposal
Connector I/O
Video Inputs
Video Outputs
Audio I/O
Serial Port Assignments
Audio I/O Connector Pin Assignments
Remote Panel
Connection
Network Connection and Setup
Uploading Graphic Files
Upgrading Firmware
Updating the Scalers
49 49 49 50 50 51 51 51 51 52 53 54 54 54 54 55 56 Specifications
Main Frame
Embedded audio
External audio
OUTPUTS
Alarms
Metadata, Decoding/Monitoring
GPI/O
Scales and Ballistics
Phase Correlation Display
Mechanical
Power
Environmental
Front Panel
Rear Panel
Remote Panel
Interfaces
GPI I/O Connector
Audio IN/OUT Connector
Audio Monitor Outputs Connector
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65 Warranty
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Introduction
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The compact Sm-xx series multi-viewer enables up to 8, 12, or 16 (depending on model)
channels of video to be viewed on a single display device. There are auto-sensing inputs
for composite video, SDI and HD-SDI. In addition there is provision for component
RGB/YUV or S-Video and two DVI-I video inputs. Up to 3G 1080p is supported.
The SM-xx is designed to optimize monitoring flexibility within the multi-channel video
environment, whether used for video production, television broadcast or CCTV. It is
supplied as a 1U rack mounting frame with an optional remote control panel. It is easily
controlled from a PC web browser hosted by the frame itself, either directly via an
Ethernet cable or over a network.
System Concept
Each video input card handles up to 4 channels. Additionally, if external audio functionally
is required, audio input or output cards may be fitted. The diagram below shows the
overall concept.
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Each scaler on the video card processes one of the possible inputs (CVBS, SDI/HD-SDI,
DVI, etc) and scales it to the desired tile size for the selected position on the output. A
mixer on each video card combines all the video tiles and sends the resulting image to
the CPU card. The final display output comprises all of the tiles in a single picture.
Possible inputs are:
Composite, S-video, RGB, YUV, SDI, HD-SDI, DVI-I
Overlay of audio and graphics information is performed inside each scaler, which
receives control data from the main CPU in real-time for analog/AES/EBU/ channels, or
from the video card itself in the case of embedded SDI/HD-SDI audio.
To allow arbitrary layering of sources, the input board has information about all of the tile
positions, allowing each tile to be displayed as required and enabling picture overlay with
complex borders.
DVI-I inputs replace inputs on BNCs 1 and 2. If DVI-I input 1 is enabled any SDI input on
BNC 1 is replaced by the DVI-I input. Similarly, DVD-I input 2 will replace any SDI input
on BNC 2.
Features and Benefits
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Up to 8, 12, or 16 auto-sensing monitored composite, SDI, HD/SDI, S-Video, and
YUV inputs and two DVI-I video inputs (up to 3G 1080p).
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DVI-I output up to 1080p60 (1920x1080) in 16:9.
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Genlocked inputs for flicker-free and full frame operation.
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Teletext (analog), subtitles, AFD, WSS, VITC (SD- HD/SDI only) decoding and
monitoring.
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Up to 256 channels of embedded audio may be displayed as industry standard
bar-graphs with a choice of scales and ballistics.
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Support for additional external audio inputs analog, AES/EBU and Dolby Digital®
is possible using the SV-Data-xx.
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4 pairs of assignable analog audio monitor outputs.
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Outputs for up to 32 channels of demuxed audio, analog or AES/EBU.
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Alarms for video, audio, and metadata, with outputs to GPI O/Ps, LAN, and/or
SNMP traps.
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Assignable tallies.
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Under Monitor Displays (UMD) entered via keyboard, LAN, or serial cable,
supporting TSL and other protocols.
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Clock display receiving time information via NTP network protocol or LTC.
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1RU compact design, ideal for OB-vans and other restricted installations.
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Optional front panel control.
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User-friendly set-up via system menu/browser software.
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Powerful Alarms
Alarms may be created for video sync loss, black (loss of luminance), freeze-frame,
embedded audio loss, external audio loss, over level, out of phase (of chosen pairs),
teletext loss, and closed caption loss.
The colors used for on-screen alarms are as follows;
Audio loss: Yellow- posistion (left or right) indicates channel.
Audio Over: Yellow- posistion (left or right) indicates channel.
Out of Phase: Cyan- middle alarm
Carrier Loss: White- middle alarm
If carrier loss occurs, only that alarm will flash, unless audio loss had already been active
for the same channel.
The decoding of closed caption is available on each scaler, together with an associated
alarm. Analog teletext decoding is available in the scaler.
On screen alarm indication may be a stationary or flashing colored tile border. External
alarm indication may be via the GPI I/O or the LAN/software application.
Optional triggering of SNMP traps for each alarm function or group are also supported.
Tiles have an optional color coded border to provide status indication, such as tally or
alarms.
VITC loss is indicated by the burnt-in VITC display flashing. Burnt-in VITC is available
from SDI sources only.
Captions and UMDs
Captions or Under Monitor Display (UMD) information may be generated manually from a
keyboard connected to a front panel USB-2 port, the SV-Remote USB-2 port, or
automatically from remote sources via the LAN, using browser software operating on a
remote PC, or via the RS232/422 port using TSL or other protocols. Up to two lines of
UMD text can be left, center, or right justified and may be placed anywhere in the tile.
Keeping Time
Clock/date display data can be derived from several sources. There is a set priority that
determines which source is used.
When there is LTC present, this becomes the exclusive reference for the clocks,
regardless of how much it differs from the RTC time.
Should there be no LTC present, the frame will search the network for a NTP server in
the nearby internet region (pool.ntp.org). If a server is found, the clock reference will be
taken from it.
In the absence of any external clock reference, system time is used. A battery on the
CPU board ensures that time data is retained should the unit be powered down.
For each SDI/HD-SDI video input, there is the possibility to display VITC.
Genlocking of the SM-xx is via SD color black or HD tri-level sync, using the genlock
input.
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Using GPI I/O
Assignable GPI I/O with 16 inputs and 8 outputs for external alarm indication and tally
functions.
Bargraph Scales
The following audio scales are supported:
Colors used for the upper and lower ranges of each bar type can be customized to satisfy
any in-house monitoring style for each of the six scale types.
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Operation
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Chapter
Introduction
The front panel user interface comprises a power switch, and 6 buttons for configuring
the unit, 10 illuminated pre-set configuration buttons, a USB-2 interface and LED
indicators for status reporting.
For text insertion and additional functionality, a PC keyboard may be connected to the
USB-2 socket.
An optional 1U remote panel (SV-Remote) replicates the front panel of the SM-xx and is
connected via LAN.
The P1 and P2 LEDs should light green to indicate healthy power supplies. If the red F
LED is lit after the unit has booted, failure of one or more ventilation fans has been
detected. Under normal circumstances, the boot cycle takes about 70 seconds.
The SM-xx can be configured and controlled via the LAN, using browser software
operating on a remote PC.
Local Operating Modes
At the front or remote panel, normal or ‘locked’ is the normal operating mode. A special
configuration or ‘menu’ mode is provided to allow initial IP address configuration for LAN
control via a browser. The currently set IP address will appear to the top left of the display
output during the boot cycle.
Normal Mode
In normal use, the configuration menu will be locked to prevent inadvertent operation and
configuration menus are not available.
In this mode, the 10 illuminated pre-set configuration buttons are active. A currently
displayed configuration can be stored by holding down the desired pre-set button for
more than 3 seconds.
Stored presets are recalled by briefly pressing the desired pre-set button, which will
illuminate.
Should the frame lose power, it will restore the last known configuration settings on
reboot and automatically reflect these in the browser.
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Configuration Mode
To enter the configuration mode from normal mode (with the red Lock LED off) hold the
Lock button down for about 3 seconds. The configuration or ‘menu’ mode will be entered,
an on-screen menu will appear and the red Lock LED will illuminate. If the Lock button is
depressed again, any changed settings will be saved and the unit will return to normal.
The currently loaded firmware version will be indicated at the top of the on-screen menu.
The main ‘menu’ mode controls are as follows:

Function keys (up/down arrows) scroll the menu cursor up and down to select the
desired function.

Select Parameter keys (left/right arrows) select settings to apply to the chosen
parameter.

Lock button exits 'menu' mode and saves settings.
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
Network Settings
IP Address
Netmask
Gateway
menu
DNS Server 1
menu
DNS Server 2
menu
Set manually (using settings below) / Use DHCP
Enter frame IP address byte at a time in the sub-menu
Enter Subnet Mask byte at a time in the sub-menu
If required, enter the Gateway address byte at a time in the subIf required, enter the DNS server address byte at a time in the subIf required, enter the DNS server address byte at a time in the sub-
Network Settings
These settings only need to be manually entered if DHCP is not to be used. This would
be required for a network that uses fixed IP addresses and does not rely on a DHCP
server to allocate them automatically.
The IP address must be unique on the network. Please see your system administrator if
these details are required.
Keyboard Operation
Any HID compliant USB keyboard can be used for the entry and editing of UMDs. The
keyboard is connected to the USB port on the front panel of the SM-xx, or alternatively,
the SV-Remote remote control unit. Note that a keyboard connected to a remote control
unit that has been assigned to more than one multi-viewer at a time (‘collective mode’)
can serve no function (see the Remote Panel section).
The Tab key activates the cursor on the topmost UMD. Successive Tab key operation
moves the cursor on to the next UMD in sequence. The Esc key deactivates the cursor.
All multi-viewer factory default settings (including the IP address) are restored with the
Ctrl-Alt-Del command.
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Using the Web Interface
The QUAD multi-viewer is controlled via a browser using web pages hosted by the frame
itself. Note that Java must first be installed on the PC or MAC that is to be used. This is
available as a free download from: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
Note: The default IP Adress is 192.168.0.120
To access the web interface, type the IP Address configured for the frame into a browser
and the Java application should launch immediately. Java certificates should not need to
be imported, but if the certificate is not already on the system being used, then Java will
ask for permission to continue before starting the applet (the certificate required is stored
in the SM-xx). If ‘Run’ is selected without ticking the box for ‘Always trust content from
this publisher’, then the certificate will not be installed, but the applet will run. It is best to
tick the box so that the certificate is installed to avoid seeing the same message next time
the browser is to be accessed (assuming that the same system is to be used).
Note that depending on the system being used to access the web interface, one or more
factors such as Windows security, third party security products, firewalls and browser
security settings may prevent the applet loading from the SM-xx. For example, if using
MS Internet Explorer 7, the security setting should be no higher than ‘Mid’.
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The web interface comprises three areas, the Object and Source Explorer, the Editor
Workspace and the Display Preview.
Tile objects can be one of six basic types; None, Video, Audio, Text, Logo and Clock.
The color of the tile as it appears in the Editor Workspace and Display Preview indicates
the currently set object type, as listed in the table below.
Object Type
None
Video
Audio
Text
Logo
Clock
Tile Color
Grey
Blue
Green
Brown
Red
Black
Operation is designed to be simple and intuitive. For example, object type can be
selected by double clicking on a tile, selecting the Type tab from the Edit Object menu
and choosing the desired tile type. Video and audio tiles can be assigned sources by
double clicking on a tile, selecting the Properties tab from the Edit Object menu and
selecting an available source.
The currently selected tile object is highlighted with a blue border. Tiles can be moved
and resized using conventional mouse operations. For example, multiple tiles may be
selected for moving as a group by holding the Ctrl key while clicking on each tile in turn.
A small square appears in the lower right corner of tiles grouped within a multiple
selection. Tile borders may appear incomplete to indicate where they lie behind other
objects.
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Object and Source Explorer
The Objects folder contains the list of current objects and each object’s given name. The
currently selected object is highlighted. The Sources folder contains the list of video and
audio sources, with an indication of the source type.
Those sources that are currently assigned to an object appear in red, whereas those that
are currently unassigned to an object appear in black. A source that is assigned to the
currently selected tile / object appears in yellow.
The 'Valid Workspace' icon below the Editor Workspace confirms the validity of the
configuration currently displayed in the browser. This is replaced by an error message
should there be a conflicting setting. The tile with which the conflict is associated will be
outlined in red.
The Edit Object menu can also be displayed for a tile by double clicking on its entry in the
Object Folder in the Explorer view. Audio and Alarm settings can be configured for each
source by double clicking on its entry in the Source Folder in the Explorer view.
Right-click context menus provide quick access to tile object menus and commonly used
functions are presented in the top tool bar for ease of use.
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Navigating the User Interface
Settings for multi-viewer objects can be accessed from the Module, Layout, Group and
Object menus, or by using the buttons on the toolbar.
Main Menus
Module Menu
The Module Menu allows a module's global settings to be configured.
Note: Some functions are only available from the toolbar.
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Auto update - automatically updates tile layout to the display output and preview every
time it is changed in the edit workspace.
Update layout - manually transfers edit workspace layout to display output and preview.
Get layout - transfers the current display layout to the edit workspace.
Setup module - opens the dialog of the currently selected tile object.
Setup source - opens the dialog of the currently selected tile object.
Note: The error message, Selected object has no source will appear if the current object is not
an audio or video object.
Setup remotes - opens the dialog for SV-Remote operation. See below.
Set Time - opens the dialog to adjust the clock and date settings.
Halt, Reboot, Reset Module - maintenance items for shutting down, rebooting the
system, or resetting input/output cards. The task that each of these execute is:
Halting the module guarantees that any files that have not been saved yet, such
as layout ones, will get saved before powering off the frame. This stops the
system from running. The only way to restart it is to power off power on again.
Rebooting the module will shut the system down and start it back up again. This
can take up to 70 seconds.
Resetting the module leaves the CPU running, but resets and reloads the
firmware
into all the input/output cards.
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Setup Remotes
Search Again – searches for all SV-Remote control units on the network. These are
listed by IP address under Remotes Found.
Configure – allows the IP settings of the currently selected SV-Remote to be
configured.
Control Mode:
All SM-xx's together – check to control two or more SM-xx units (listed by IP address
under SM-xx's to Control) from the selected SV-Remote.
Individual SM-xx Selection – assign a single SM-xx (listed by IP address under SMxx's to Control) to the selected SV-Remote. To select the individual SM-xx to control,
use INSERT+1 to select the first SM-xx in the list, INSERT+2 to select the second, etc.
Edit – edit the current SV-Remote assignments.
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Set Time
Clock/date display data can be derived from several sources; the system clock, NTP
synchronisation, LTC, or VITC from a chosen SDI input. The clock source is set by going
to the Set Time item in the Module menu. Here there are two tabs, Timezone and Time.
The timezone should be set to the appropriate region before adjusting the clock.
To set the clock source, go to the Time tab and select the desired source – Manual, NTP,
LTC or VITC. The setup procedures for each mode are:
Manual: In this mode the time and date of the system clock will be shown and can be
adjusted. Press the Get button to show the current time. To adjust the time enter the new
time and date in the appropriate fields and then press the Set button. A battery on the
CPU board ensures that time data is retained should the unit be powered down.
NTP: In this mode the time is sourced from an NTP server (or multiple NTP servers can
be entered). Press the Add button to add a new server, and enter the host name or IP
address of the new server.
LTC: In this mode the time is sourced from the LTC input on the rear of the frame. There
is nothing to setup here; there just needs to be LTC present for this to work properly. If no
LTC is present then the system clock will be used. (If LTC is present but later disappears
then the clock will continue advancing without any discontinuity).
VITC: Here the time can come from VITC that is present on any SDI input. Select the
chosen SDI source number that contains VITC. If no VITC is present then the system
clock will be used. (If VITC is present but later disappears then the clock will continue
advancing without any discontinuity).
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Layout Menu
The layout menu allows layouts to be created, saved, deleted and layout settings to be
chosen for new layouts.
New layout - offers to save the current layout before removing all objects from the editor
workspace ready to create a new layout.
Load layout - loads a previously saved layout.
Save layout - saves current layout. A name must be given if this is the first time the
layout
has been saved.
Save layout as - saves current layout with a different name.
Delete layout - delete a selected layout from the saved list.
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Setup layout - opens the Layout Properties window. Choose background type from
transparent, color or bitmap. Also choose new layout style from Center, Tile or Scale.
Background - set the display background color.
Bitmap - apply selected bitmap to the background.
Style - select bitmap style: Center (centers bitmap); Tile (display bitmap in multiple tiles);
or
Scale (scales bitmap to fit the display background).
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Group Menu
The group menu allows objects to be selected as a group.
Select all objects - all objects in the layout will be selected and can be operated on as a
group.
Unselect all objects - cancels group all objects command.
Cut objects – deletes all the tile objects in the group.
Paste objects – pastes the object that is on the clipboard to all objects in the group.
Move objects to front/back – moves all tile objects in the group to the front/back.
Note: Objects can be selected individually to create a group by holding the Ctrl key
down before clicking on them.
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Object Menu
The settings for the tiles can be manipulated from the object menu. This is accessed
either via the main menu, or by a right-click on the tile to be edited.
New object - creates a new object and open the Edit Object Dialog described in the Edit
Object Dialog section.
Edit object - open the Edit Object Dialog for the tile object that is currently selected.
Cut object - delete the currently selected tile object.
Copy object - copy the display properties of the currently selected tile object (excludes
source properties).
Paste object - paste the copied display properties to the currently selected tile object.
Paste new object - create a new object and paste to it any previously copied display
properties.
Move object to front - send the currently selected tile object in front of all other objects.
Move object to back - send the currently selected tile object behind all other objects.
Fit object on to grid – expands all edges of the currently selected tile object to the
nearest grid.
Size object to grid – sets the size of the currently selected tile object to the chosen grid
pitch.
Size object to screen - set the selected tile object to full-screen size.
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GRID Menu
The grid menu enables the Editor Workspace to be defined by a grid for ease of aligning
tiles in a regular arrangement. The Size Object to Grid function in the main toolbar works
in conjunction with this feature and automatically sizes the currently selected tile to the
cell size of the grid that has been set.
Fixed movement – check to enable tiles to be snapped to the nearest grid position when
repositioning. The tip left corner of the tile is anchored to the top left corner of the grid
position.
3 x 3 grid – check to define a 3 x 3 grid.
4 x 4 grid – check to define a 4 x 4 grid.
5 x 5 grid – check to define a 5 x 5 grid.
6 x 6 grid – check to define a 6 x 6 grid.
Help Menu
About
This menu provides current status information on the Browser, CPU and scaler firmware
versions.
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Module Properties
Module Properties are opened from Setup Module in the Module menu.
Boards Tab
Select board - select a board to define sources.
Card configuration - show selected card configuration.
Source 1 to 4 - select source type from drop down list for each input.
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Screen Tab
Resolution - set the display output resolution.
Aspect ratio - set the display output aspect ratio to match the display device.
Genlock - lock the display output to the SM-xx external reference.
Sources Tab
Source Name – enables the naming of sources. These are not names that get
transferred to UMDs or anything of that nature. They are simply user names to assist with
identifying sources within the Web interface.
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Audio Monitors Tab
Outputs 1 to 8 - audio monitor output channel selection controls. Select the source and
source channel number to be directed to the monitor output.
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Audio Outputs Tab
Outputs 1 to 32 - audio output channel selection controls. Select the source and audio
channel number to be directed to the output.
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GPIs Tab
GPO Alarms Tab
GPO Alarm Number – select GPI alarm output number 1 to 8.
Alarm Source – assign alarm source to the selected GPI alarm output number.
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GPI Inputs Tab
This sets up the task to execute on each GPI input when activated. Some tasks are level
sensitive (0 volts in = off, 5 volts in = on), whereas others are transition sensitive (a
transition from 0 to 5 volts will toggle the current state). An example of a level sensitive
task is the Hardware Tally: 0 volts will switch the tally off, 5 volts in will switch the tally on.
An example of a transition sensitive task is the Full Screen Toggle: if the relevant window
is currently at its normal size then a transition from 0 volts to 5 volts will switch it to full
screen; if it is at its full screen size then the transition will switch it back to its normal size.
Edge sensitive tasks can be identified as the ones that have "toggle" in their name.
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Network Tab
Hostname - enter friendly name for SM-xx.
Use DHCP - check to use DHCP for automatic acquisition of network settings. Uncheck
for entry of fixed network settings.
IP Address - enter fixed IP address.
Netmask - enter network mask, if required.
Gateway - enter gateway address, if required.
DNS Server 1 - enter DNS server address, if required.
DNS Server 2 - enter DNS server address, if required.
Apply - applies fixed network settings to the frame.
SNMP - check required SNMP version.
Add - reveals dialog for entering SNMP IP address and adding to list.
Delete - deletes selected SNMP IP address from the list.
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AM-xx Tab (or DATA-xx Tab)
The AM-xx (or DATA-xx) is a separate 1U based hardware device for converting multichannel audio into level data that can be distributed via a LAN. The AM-xx can be used in
conjunction with the SM-xx as a means of providing additional external audio interfacing
(up to 64 audio channels per frame).
This tab enables the setup of one or more AM-xx units for use in audio server mode. A
maximum of 20 AM-xx units can be assigned to a multi-viewer. However, network
bandwidth requirements must also be carefully considered. Each AM-xx frame requires
285kbps for audio metering data.
New - to add a new AM-xx.
Delete - deletes the selected AM-xx from the list. When the Edit button is pressed, a
dialog for entering the server name and IP address appears.
AM-xx Server Name – displays the given name of the AM-xx audio server. A default
name
(e.g. ‘audio-server-0’) will be generated, which can be edited.
IP Address – for entering the IP address of the AM-xx.
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Protocols- Serial Ports Tab
This shows the serial ports that are available and the current settings applied to the ports.
To change these settings press the Configure button.
This allows editing of the serial port settings. The settings specified for the TSL protocol
are baud rate = 38400, data bits = 8, parity = even, stop bits = 1, flow control = none.
However, this can be changed if non-standard settings are being used by the TSL control
unit.
For other protocols, determine what the serial port settings are for the device attached,
and set them accordingly here.
If the Sierra Router protocol is selected then the physical connections from the router to
the multiviewer table are as described below.
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Sierra Router Tab
This allows the TCP settings of a connection to a Sierra Video Systems Router to be
configured. Once the connection to the router has been established, the first row of
UMDs in each video window will acquire the applicable source names of the router
according to the source that is feeding the destinations connected to the multiviewer. As
cross-points are changed in the router, the UMDs will be updated.
The Physical connections from Router to Multiviewer table allows setting up of the
wiring between the router's physical outputs and the multiviewer's physical inputs. (This
table also applies to the serial port settings if the router is being communicated with
through the serial port).
Enabled – Allows the multiviewer to attempt to connect to a Sierra router over Ethernet.
(If this is ticked AND the serial port protocol is set to Sierra Router then the Ethernet port
wins; the serial port will NOT attempt to connect to a router).
IP Address – The IP address of the Sierra router.
Port – TCP port to connect to the Sierra router with. Normally a Sierra router uses port
10001, however this can vary.
Physical connections from Router to Multiviewer – table to set up to reflect the wiring
between the router and the multiviewer. The columns are:
MV Input – Lists all the inputs on the multiviewer. Fields in this column cannot be edited.
Router Output – In these fields, enter the physical output number of the router that is
connected to the multiviewer's input.
Router Level – In these fields, enter the level in the router that the output comes from.
Connected – Untick this field if the associated input does not come from the router.
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Source Properties Window
Source Properties for a selected tile can be opened from the Module > Setup Source
menu, or by double-clicking on a selected source in the source folder.
Audio Tab
Use this tab to assign audio channels to sources and make various global settings
for phase bars and select reference levels for analog audio and analog scales.
Audio Mode - selects the audio source; Embedded (from SDI video), External (from
optional external audio input card), or AM-xx (audio over LAN. A list of available servers
appears in the drop-down box below).
Channel 1 to 16 Controls - select an audio input to display for the associated source
bar.
Phase Bar 1 and 2 – enable either or both phase bars and select two channels from the
appropriate drop down box.
Reset Button – press this button to reset all items in Channel/Phase bar drop-down lists
to the first available item (which will be "None" in the list given by the protocol).
A/D Reference – set the analog to digital reference level when applying an analog meter
scale to a digital source, or a digital meter scale to an analog source. It can be set within
the range of -30 to -3 dBfs.
0 dB Reference – set the 0dBu reference level with respect to analog meter scales. It
can be set within the range of -12 to +12 dB.
Note: Neither the A/D or the 0dB reference adjustments have any effect when digital audio is
used with a digital scale.
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Alarm Tab
The Alarm Tab allows each video and audio alarm to be configured, enabled and
displayed.
The properties section of this window allows each alarm to be set individually for onset
and auto-clear delay, logging status and visibility in objects and lists.
To select an alarm to configure, click on it in the Select Alarm list on the left on the
window. The selected alarm will appear with its descriptive text highlighted in red.
Choose the required properties from the right hand section of the window and check the
Enabled box to activate the alarm.
Enabled alarms are shown with a green circle before the descriptive text.
Select alarm - Click on one of the alarms listed to change the attributes of it using the
controls listed under Properties.
Enabled - tick this to enable the selected alarm.
Delay - input a delay before the alarm starts.
Automatic clearing - check this for alarms are cleared after the Automatic clearing
delay.
Automatic clearing delay - input the automatic clearing delay in seconds.
Show in objects - display alarms in objects.
Send SNMP - check to send SNMP trap in response to alarm.
Use audio channel alarm settings – check to apply specified audio alarm detection
criteria, as configured in the Setup Audio Alarms menu.
Setup Audio Alarms – enters the audio alarm setup dialog.
To setup audio alarms check the Use audio channel alarm settings box and click on
Setup Audio Alarms from the Alarm tab of the Source Properties dialog.
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Audio Alarms Setup
Check the boxes to activate individual audio alarms for channels or pairs of channels.
Select the loss and over thresholds for analog and digital sources. Choose an anti-phase
threshold for channel pairs.
Select All to enable a specific alarm for all channels.
Unchecked alarms remain disabled even if Use Audio Channel Alarm Settings is
checked in theAlarm tab. Nominal threshold settings apply if individual alarms are
enabled but Use Audio Channel Alarm Settings is not checked.
Enable Alarms - to enable an individual audio loss or over alarm check the box in line
with the audio channel. For phase or carrier loss alarms check the box in line with a pair
of audio channels.
Audio Loss Threshold - the level at which audio is considered lost – select values from
the analog and digital drop down boxes. The range is 0dB to -50dB for analog and 18dBfs to -70 dBfs for digital.
Audio Over Threshold - the level at which audio is considered over level - select values
from the analog and digital drop down boxes. The range is 0dB to 20dB for analog and
0dBfs to -20 dBfs for digital.
Antiphase Threshold - the phase values in degrees before a pair of channels is
considered to be out of phase. The range is 90° to 180°.
Note: The effective Alarm State for individual alarms depends on the Use audio channel alarm
settings box check state and the applicable audio alarm state in the Alarm tab as explained
below.
If Use Audio Channel Alarm Settings is not ticked and audio loss alarm is enabled in
the Alarm tab of the Source Properties dialog, then all the channels will have their
audio loss alarms enabled with a nominal threshold set for the audio loss level.
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If Use Audio Channel Alarm Settings is ticked and audio loss alarm is enabled in the
Alarm tab of the Source Properties dialog, then the enabled state of each channel will
depend on the settings in this Audio Alarms dialog and the threshold set for the audio
loss level will also be determined here.
If Use Audio Channel Alarm Settings is ticked but the audio loss alarm is disabled,
then none of the audio loss alarms will be enabled.
The following table summarises the various alarm status conditions.
Individual alarm
Use Audio Channel
Alarm Settings
Alarm state
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled and uses user threshold settings
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled but uses nominal threshold
settings
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Copy Tab
Audio - check to copy audio settings from selected source/s 1 to 40.
Alarm - check to copy alarm settings from selected source/s 1 to 40.
Select All - select all sources.
Select None - deselect currently selected sources.
Copy To - copy settings to selected source/s.
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Edit Object Window
The Edit Object menu is used to set up all the attributes of a tile. It can be opened using
two methods:
Double-click on the object to edit.
Go to the Object menu and select Edit Object or New Object.
The Edit Object menu comprises 4 tabs:
Type, Border, Parent, Properties and UMD. Some controls, such as Properties,
depend on the type of tile object.
Type Tab
Type - Defines object type. Choose from None, Video, Audio, Text, Logo, and Clock.
Name - Name of the tile, can be up to 40 characters long.
X, Y, Width, Height - size and position of the tile can be altered by entering figures here,
and any adjustments will be reflected in the outline of the rectangles drawn to represent
the tiles. Conversely, any resizing or repositioning of the tiles done graphically will be
reflected in the figures presented here.
Aspect Ratio - the aspect ratio can be set to fixed so that as either width or height are
changed, height or width, respectively, will be automatically adjusted to retain the ratio.
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Border Tab
Separator - number of pixels separating the edge of the video content from the tile
border.
Width - pixel width of the border.
Color - color of the border.
Visible - turns the border on and off.
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Parent Tab
Assigning a parent object to one or more tiles enables collective positioning and resizing
of grouped tiles, which eases the configuration of objects that have a fixed association.
Once a tile object has been assigned to a parent, it can no longer be moved
independently.
Name – for the currently selected tile, select the parent object by name.
Position – set the anchor point of the currently selected tile relative to the parent object.
X Offset / Y Offset – offset of the anchor point of the currently selected tile relative to the
parent object. Note that using a zero offset value will cause the tile object to behind the
parent object.
Lock size – check to lock the scaling of the currently selected tile to that of the parent
object. When this option is selected, the tile object cannot be resized independently.
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Properties Tab
This tab will not appear if the object type is set to ‘None’ in the Type tab. For each of the
other
object type selections, a specific set of controls will appear on the Properties tab.
Source Properties Tab (Video or Audio object)
This tab only exists within the Properties tab of Video and Audio type tiles.
Source - for a video tile, this selects the source of the video to display in the tile. For an
audio tile, it selects the audio channels that have been set up to be associated with the
chosen source.
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Audio Properties Tab (Video or Audio object)
This tab only exists within the Properties tab of Video and Audio type tiles.
Width - sets the width of the audio meter bars.
Scale - sets the scale type of all the audio meter bars on display in this tile.
Scale Label Position - sets the positioning of the scale labelling on either side of the
meter.
Bar Colors - selects bar to which the color of the over, upper and lower range applies.
Over Color - sets the over range color for the bar selected in the Bar Colors control.
Upper Color - sets the upper range color for the bar selected in the Bar Colors control.
Lower Color - sets the lower range color for the bar selected in the Bar Colors control.
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Labels - sets the display of the bar labels to either an enumerated format, or the labels
as entered for the respective channels, or off.
Color - sets the color of the bar labels.
Alarm Indicators - enables the alarm indicators at the top of the bars.
Transparent on Video - enables the transparency of the meter bars when they are on
the in-picture area.
Transparency Level - sets the transparency of the audio bars when they are on the inpicture area.
Display outside of picture - extends the width of the tile and displays the meters to the
left and right of picture area.
Visible - enables / disables the audio bars.
Split Bars - equally divides the audio bars either side of the picture.
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Error Properties Tab (Video or Audio Object)
This tab only exists within the Properties tab of Video and Audio type tiles. It determines the
behavior of the tile when one of its enabled alarms gets triggered.
Color - sets the border color of the tile when an alarm triggers.
Clear - sets the border color of the tile when an alarm has been cleared by the user, but
the conditions that caused the alarm to trigger still remain.
Show alarm name - when ticked, all the alarms that are currently triggered will be listed
in the tile.
Visible - must be ticked if any of the alarm indications are to be shown in the tile.
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Tally Properties Tab (Video Object)
This tab only exists in tiles that are of Video type.
Tally - select hardware, or one of two software tallies. The hardware tally is related to the
source of the video window. There are 16 GPI inputs; one for each source. The two
software tallies operate in accordance with TSL protocol. This has up to 127 display
addresses; each address comprising 4 tallies and a UMD. Address 0 of the protocol is
assigned to the first video source. Address 1 is assigned to the second video source, etc.
Each video window can use the first 2 tallies of its display address to trigger the 2 tallies
available in its UMD bar, or the border tally if set up appropriately.
Style - select red-green, green-red, red-red and green-green.
Shape - select fill, square or round.
Position - select UMD, border or UMD and border.
Disabled - sets the disabled color to either default disabled color, UMD color, border
color,
or the user selected color set in the box below this control
Color - selects disabled color if disabled color is set to the user-selected source.
Visible - turns the display of the tally on / off.
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VBI Properties Tab (Video object)
This tab only exists in tiles that are of Video type.
CC Indicator - enables an indicator to be shown in the tile if the selected closed caption
type is present.
CC Visible - displays the closed caption text in the tile if ticked.
CC Channel - selects the channel of the closed caption to encode.
XDS Visible - shows the information contained in the extended data services.
TT Indicator - enables the indicator to be shown if teletext is present in the video.
TT Visible - displays the teletext from the selected page in the tile if ticked.
TT Page - selects which teletext page is to be viewed.
VITC Visible - enables the display of the vertical interval timecode. This is only available
on SDI inputs.
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WSS Properties Tab (Video object)
This tab only exists in tiles that are of Video type.
Mode - selects the type of WSS / AFD to decode.
Color - sets the color of any cropping of the video that may be needed to display the
correct
aspect ratio.
Aspect Ratio, Auto size - when ticked, the aspect ratio of the video will automatically
respond to
any changes in the selected WSS or AFD information.
Aspect Ratio, Default - chooses the aspect ratio to use when the correct one is
unknown (for example if WSS or AFD is not present).
Aspect Ratio, Indicator - when ticked, this will present an indicator in the tile if there is
aspect ratio information available.
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SAG- Safe Area Generator Tab (Video object)
Visible - when ticked, this will show the safe area outline in the video.
Safe Area Cage - if a preset safe area cage is to be shown then choose the appropriate
one from
this list.
Setup Custom Cage - when ticked, a custom sage area cage can be drawn using the
vertical and horizontal border controls.
Vertical Borders - adjust the vertical borders of the safe area. The slide bar can be
used, or
numbers manually entered.
Horizontal Borders - adjust the horizontal borders of the safe area. The slide bar can be
used,
or numbers manually entered.
Text Properties Tab (Text object)
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This tab only exists in tiles that are of Text type.
Text - enter up to four lines of text and set it to hidden or visible.
Alignment - justify text within the tile.
Font - select font and point size.
Foreground - set text color.
Background - set text background color.
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Logo Properties Tab (Logo object)
This tab only exists in tiles that are of Logo type.
File name – select one of the stored logo files.
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Clock Properties Tab (Clock object)
This tab only exists in tiles that are of Logo type.
Digital - check for digital clock type, uncheck for analog type.
24 hours - check for 24 hour clock (applicable to digital clock type only).
Timezone - check to set clock time to GMT, or within the range of GMT -1 to GMT +12.
Offset (hours) - applies offset from -12 to +12 hours (works in combination with
Timezone
setting, if checked).
Foreground - set the clock color (digital clock only).
Background - set the clock background color (digital clock only).
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UMD Tab
Text - enter UMD text and set it to hidden or visible.
Font - choose font and font-size of the text.
Foreground - sets the color of the text.
Background - sets the color of the UMD background.
Position - position of UMD relative to the tile.
Separator - places a separator between the UMD and the object’s image and also
between each line of text. The color of the separator can be chosen.
Inside - places the UMD bar inside the tile (within the active picture).
Transparent on video - enables the transparency of the UMD when it is in the picture
area.
Transparency level - sets the transparency of the UMD when it is in the picture area.
Visible - enables / disables the UMD.
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Installation
3
Chapter
Introduction
The Sm-xx 1U frame may be installed in 19 inch bays with 426mm depth (~450mm
including connectors). Ventilation is produced in each frame with exhaust fans on the left
hand side (viewed from front) and intake grilles at the right. Frames should be installed
into bays such that airflow through these apertures is not impeded.
Note: The front rack ears are intended to provide a means of retaining the unit in the
rack.To ensure adequate support the unit must also be supported at the rear of
the frame. Please ensure that ventilation is not impaired when selecting suitable
supports.
Power and Fuses
The mains voltage (240/100 volts) will be auto detected provided it is in the range 90 –
240 V and 47 – 63Hz. A 5A fuse is fitted and a spare fuse should be located under the
pull-out flap.
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Health and Safety Considerations
For your own Protection, observe the following safety precautions when installing,
operating and servicing your device.
The unit MUST BE DISCONNECTED & ISOLATED FROM THE MAINS INPUT and
from other product outputs before undertaking maintenance.
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARDS exist if conductive instruments, neck chains or fingers
etc. are placed within the unit or in close proximity of the input/output
terminals/connectors. Incorrect installation can cause internal components to rupture
and particles to be ejected from the product.
TOXIC FUME HAZARDS exist if the unit is subjected to direct flames or excessive
temperature of above 100 Degrees Centigrade ambient.
The mounting and installation of the unit must be arranged by the user to comply with all
safety regulations by the indigenous authority.
Disposal
Do not incinerate as explosive and toxic fume hazards exist. Disposal must be by
dismantling the product to component level and disposing of each component by an
approved method.
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Connector I/O
The SM-xx uses coaxial BNCs for the video inputs, LTC and sync inputs. Microcross
connectors are fitted for the two DVI-I inputs and one output. The GPI I/O connector is a
high density 26 way female 'D' connector. External audio connections (input or output)
are via a pair of female 37 way ‘D’ connectors, with audio monitoring outputs on a male
25 way 'D’ connector. The serial port comprises a 9 way female 'D' connector. A standard
RJ45 connector is provided for LAN connection and a USB connector on the front panel
is provided for connecting a keyboard. (A pack of mating 'D' type connectors is supplied
with the unit).
Video Inputs
All inputs (except DVI-I) are assigned to the 4 x BNC input connectors at the rear of the
unit. Up to 4 inputs can be applied if the configured video format uses a single BNC (SDI,
HD-SDI, composite). For S-Video, two connectors are required, for RGB/YUV three
connectors are required.
There are two DVI-I input connectors, as this is the maximum number of DVI-I inputs
supported per frame. All input types are assigned within the unit's system menu.
Component inputs such as YUV or RGB require three connections per channel and only
one channel can be handled per input card. However, a further two channels can be fed
via the analog pins of the two DVI input connectors (and suitably assigned in the unit's
menu) making a maximum total of six channels. Any unused BNCs can be used for other
video formats.
For Y/C, two connections per channel are required. Therefore two channels can be
handled. Any unused BNCs can be used for other video formats.
Video Outputs
The main DVI-I output supports resolutions up to HD 1080p60, 16:9 (1920 x 1080). Both
digital and analog outputs are available on this connector. Images on the output screen
can be varied continuously in size and position, cropped or displayed in pre-configured
screen layouts on a chosen colored background.
The main output is also used to display the unit's system menu when screen
configuration and set-up options are selected. This is not necessary when using external
control via the LAN.
Audio I/O
Audio levels may be displayed using up to 16 bargraphs in each tile, either superimposed
on each video image or outside active video. Audio is derived from the incoming
embedded audio (when using SDI or HDSDI inputs), or from up to 32 channels from
external analog or AES/EBU sources, for which the appropriate audio input card option
must be installed.
Additionally, external audio may be monitored using level data from the AM-xx or MADIxx via the LAN.
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Serial Port Assignments
There is a single serial data port that can be configured for either RS232 or RS422
operation. The mode of operation is set by means of jumpers (J13 and J14) on the CPU
board.
The pin assignment of the connector is shown on page 57.
Jumpers J1, J13 and J14 are located on the Controller (CPU) card. Access requires the
removal of the CPU card from the front of the unit with the power removed.
Jumper
J1
J13
J14
Position 1/2
used for debugging
RS422
RS422
Position 2/3
normal
RS232 (set in conjunction with J14
RS232 (set in conjunction with J13)
Note: Pin 1 is indicated on the PCB. Other CPU card settings and controls are for
factory use only.
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Audio I/O Connector Pin Assignments
AES/EBU inputs or outputs (depending on the card fitted) may be jumper selected per
channel to
be either balanced or unbalanced. The settings are set via jumpers on each digital audio
input card.
Position
1/2
2/3
Meaning
balanced
unbalanced
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Jumpers
J2, J3, J4
J5, J6, J7
J26, J27, J28
J29, J30, J31
J32, J33, J34
J35, J36, J37
J38, J39, J40
J41, J42, J43
Channel
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Jumpers
J44, J45, J46
J47, J48, J49
J8, J9, J10
J11, J12, J13
J14, J15, J16
J17, J18, J19
J20, J21, J22
J23, J24, J25
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Remote Panel
The remote panel may be installed in 19 inch bays with 114mm depth (~140mm including
connectors) and has the same control functions as the main frame.
It is also fitted with rack mount ears but does not use forced cooling.
Preset configurations already stored in the SM-xx can be recalled by briefly pressing the
desired pre-set button (1–10 on the right side of the panel), which will illuminate. A
current multi-viewer configuration may be stored as one of ten user presets by
depressing the chosen button number for
at least three seconds.
A SV-Remote control panel may be set either to address single or multiple SM-xx units.
When addressing multiple units (‘collective mode’), only the preset storage and recall
buttons are operative and all systems will respond in parallel, eg., store or recall preset 110. Other control keys and the keyboard socket cannot be used in collective mode.
Connection
Communications between the SV-Remote and SM-xx are handled via the LAN. Where
there is a requirement for two or more control panels in different areas, additional SVRemote units can be cascaded from the first via RS422.
Network Connection and Setup
Should the Remote Panel to be connected via the LAN, the network settings are
configured entirely by the SM-xx. Multiple Remote Panel configurations can be present
on the same network, therefore a SM-xx does not automatically acquire remote units that
it finds on the network; this has to be done manually from the SM-xx menu or web
interface. With the SM-xx and Remote Panel connected to the network, the following
steps must be carried out to initialize communications:
Note: If installing multiple Remote Panels, it is a good idea to connect them one at a
time to the network, because they will all have the same default IP address and will
therefore not be distinguishable from one another.
Once the first Remote Panel has been connected to SM-xx via the LAN, any additional
remote units may be cascaded from the first, by means of a pin-to-pin RS422 cable. The
DATA OUT port of the first unit is connected to the DATA IN port of the second unit.
Connections between multiple Remote panel units;
Signal
Remote Panel Data In
GND
4, 5, 9
RX+/RX2
TX+/TX3
RX-/RX+
7
TX-/TX+
8
Remote Panel Data Out
4, 5, 9
2
3
7
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Uploading Graphic Files
Graphics files may be uploaded to the frame and assigned as tile objects for display.
They might be used for channel identification purposes and up to four images may be
displayed at any one time.
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Graphics files to be stored in the frame must be in the .bmp format. Uploading the files is
performed using a PC connected to the SM-xx LAN port directly, or over a network.
1. Establish communication with the SM-xx frame by using Windows Explorer to search for the IP address of th
2.Right click in the right hand side of the Windows Explorer page and select from the menu. The FTP server w
3.Copy the graphics file or files to the clipboard and paste them into the right hand side of the Windows Explor
4. The file transfer will begin.
5. When the upload is complete, reboot the frame to update the file list.
Note: The IP addresses of the frame and the PC must be in the same range. If
necessary, the IP address of the frame can be changed within the on-screen
configuration menu.
Upgrading Firmware
From time to time, firmware updates may become available. The current firmware status
of the multi-viewer can be checked in the browser interface Help / About menu, or the onscreen
Configuration Mode menu. Uploading new firmware files is easily performed using a PC
connected to the SM-xx LAN port directly, or over a network.
1. Establish communication with the SM-xx frame to be upgraded by using Windows Explorer to search for the
2.Copy the replacement file or files to the clipboard and paste them into the right hand side of the Windows Ex
3.The file transfer will begin.
4.When the upload is complete, reboot the frame to enable the updates to take effect. This will take several mi
Note: The IP addresses of the frame and the PC must be in the same range. If
necessary, the IP address of the frame can be changed within the on-screen
configuration menu.
Other freely available or commercial FTP clients may be used as an alternative to
Windows Explorer, eg. WinSCP. This may be required should difficulties be encountered
using Windows Explorer, eg. should file transfer be blocked by some Windows security
measures. The procedure when using other FTP clients is generally similar.
1.Open the FTP client.
2.Enter the IP address of the SM-xx as the Host Name.
3.Enter ‘ftp’ as the User Name (no password required).
4.Check that the file protocol is set for FTP and press Enter or Login (as required).
5.If prompted for a password, leave blank and press OK.
6.A window will appear. Copy the new firmware files from the left-hand side (PC)
paste to the right-hand side (SM-xx).
and
7.If in any doubt as to the procedure for your specific FTP client, consult the appropriate
user guide or product vendor.
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Updating the Scalers
Some firmware updates may include additional revisions for the video board scalers. The
requirement for updating the scalers can be determined by going to the - menu. If any
scalers need updating, then there will be a tag "needs updating" next to the scalers listed.
Where scaler updates are required, proceed with steps 1 to 3 above and continue as
follows (note that this process takes approximately 25 minutes):
Open a DOS command window.
At the command prompt type; ‘telnet 192.168.0.120’, or whatever the current IP address
is set to.
Log in with the user name ‘root’, using the password ‘smv’.
Type; ‘./update-scalers’
The status of the update will be indicated in the command window. Ensure that when the
process is complete, all scalers have been updated (there are four scalers).
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Specifications
4
Chapter
Main Frame
SIGNAL INPUTS - VIDEO
Up to 8, 12,, or 16 video inputs
Video I/P card
HD-SDI – SMPTE292M - 1920x1080i60, 1920x1080i59.94, 1920x1080i50, 1920x1080p30,
1920x1080p29.97, 1920x1080p25, 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080p23.98, 1280x720p60,
1280x720p59.94, 1280x720p50, SMPTE424M - 1920x1080p60, 1920x1080p59.94,
1920x1080p50
(some connector related limitations apply)
Auto-sense on composite, SDI and HD-SDI feeds
Embedded audio
Embedded audio derived from SDI/HD-SDI (up to 16 channels per source)
External audio
Via optional input cards:
Analog – up to 32 channels (16 pairs)
AES/EBU – up to 32 channels (16 pairs) with SRC (32kHz-96kHz resampled to 48kHz)
Via the LAN:
Audio delivered via the AM-xx or MADI-xx audio metering units via the LAN - up to 64/128
channels, analog, AES/EBU digital, Dolby Digital and MADI Outputs
OUTPUTS
One DVI-I output supporting resolutions; XGA, 720p60, 720p50, SXGA, SXGA+, 1080p60, and
1080p50 (as per the pixel aspect ratio, or other selectable options for non-square pixels).
Processing delay approximately 1 video frame, depending on video source.
Video sources fully scalable and displayed in native format (4/3, 16/9)
Audio monitoring output, up to 8 analog output channels as standard
Audio bars superimposed or external to video
Genlocked video sources
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Alarms
Video inputs: Sync loss, Black, Freeze frame.
Audio inputs: Loss of embedded or external audio, over-level, out of phase channel
pairs.
Metadata inputs: Loss of VITC, teletext (analog), subtitles, video non-sync detection.
Alarm indication: Visual (in display), GPI, LAN, SNMP traps.
Metadata, Decoding/Monitoring
Teletext (analog), Subtitles, AFD driving aspect ratio, WSS driving aspect ratio, VITC.
GPI/O
16 inputs and 8 outputs.
Scales and Ballistics
NORDIC:
Overall dynamic range: 54dB (+12 to -42dB)
Attack time: 10mSec
Decay time: 1.7Sec per 20dB decay
DIN PPM:
Overall dynamic range: 55dB (+5 to -50dB)
Attack time: 10mSec
Decay time: 1.5Sec per 20dB decay
BBC PPM:
Overall dynamic range: 24dB +3dB down "Mark 1" (+12 to -12dB)
Attack time: 10mSec
Decay time: 2.8Sec per 24dB decay (from "Mark 7" to "Mark 1")
VU:
Overall dynamic range: 23dB (+3 to -20dB)
Attack time: 300mSec
Decay time: 300mSec per 20dB decay
VU EXTENDED:
Overall dynamic range: 60dB (+10 to -50dB)
Attack time: 300mSec
Decay time: 300mSec per 20dB decay
AES/EBU:
Overall dynamic range: 60dB (0 to -60dB)
Attack time: < 5ms
Decay time: 1.5Sec per 20dB decay
Phase Correlation Display
Attack time: 0.4Sec for zero to ±1 deviation
Decay time: 0.4Sec for ±1 to zero deviation
Input dynamic range: 45dB
Minimum input level: -45dBu
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Phase Correlation Display
Attack time: 0.4Sec for zero to ±1 deviation
Decay time: 0.4Sec for ±1 to zero deviation
Input dynamic range: 45dB
Minimum input level: -45dBu
Mechanical
1U 19” Rack Mount box.
Outline Dimensions: 484mm(W) x 426mm(D) x 44.5mm(H)
Weight: approximately 7.5kg
Power
Autosensing, 90 – 240VAC, 47 – 63Hz power supply
Power supply and fan failure LED indicators on front panel
Maximum power consumption approximately 190W depending on video sources (SM-16)
Environmental
Temperature 0°C to 30°C Humidity 70% max.
Front Panel
USB connector for keyboard
10 preset buttons
6 on-screen menu control buttons
Rear Panel
2 x 32 way ‘D’ input connectors for audio inputs / outputs
2 x DVI-I connectors for digital or analog component inputs
1 x DVI-I connector for digital or analog display
16 x BNCs for autosensing video inputs
1 x BNC for LTC input
1 x BNC for video sync input
1 x 25 way 'D' connector for audio monitoring out
1 x RJ45 connector for Ethernet (LAN) for browser, NTP clock update and/or remote panel control
1 x RS232/RS422 connector for UMD tally via TSL, Image Video or other protocols
1 x 26 way 'D' connector GPI/O port
1 x BNC for LTC input
1 x BNC for video sync input
1 x 25 way 'D' connector for audio monitoring out
1 x RJ45 connector for Ethernet (LAN) for browser, NTP clock update and/or remote panel control
1 x RS232/RS422 connector for UMD tally via TSL, Image Video or other protocols
1 x 26 way 'D' connector GPI/O port
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Remote Panel
FRONT PANEL
USB connector for keyboard
10 preset buttons
6 on-screen menu control buttons
REAR PANEL
1 x RJ45 connector for Ethernet (LAN) for browser, NTP clock update
and/or remote panel control
1 x RS422 DATA IN connector
1 x RS422 DATA OUT connector
MECHANICAL
1U Remote Panel
Outline Dimensions: 484mm(W) x 114mm(D) x 44.5mm(H)
Weight: 2kg
POWER
Autosensing, 90 – 240VAC, 47 – 63Hz power supply.
Power supply and fan failure LED indicators on front panel (for SM-XX)
Interfaces
Viewed from the rear of the SM-XX
SERIAL INTERFACE CONNECTOR RS422, RS232
RS422
Pin #
1
2
3
7
8
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Function
Gnd
RXTXRX+
TX+
RS232
Pin #
2
3
5
Function
TX
RX
Gnd
SM-XX
GPI I/O Connector
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Function
GPI-I 1
GPI-I 4
GPI-I 7
GPI-I 10
GPI-I 13
GPI-O 0
GPI-O 3
GPI-O 6
GND
GPI-I 0
GPI-I 3
GPI-I 6
GPI-I 9
GPI-I 12
GPI-I 15
GPI-O 1
GPI-O 4
GPI-O 7
GPI-I 2
GPI-I 5
GPI-I 8
GPI-I 11
GPI-I 14
GPI-O 2
GPI-O 5
5V,500mA
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Audio IN/OUT Connector
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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Analog
Signal Pin #
GND
20
16+
21
15+
22
14+
23
13+
24
12+
25
11+
26
10+
27
9+
28
GND
29
8+
30
7+
31
6+
32
5+
33
4+
34
3+
35
2+
36
1+
37
GND
Signal
16151413GND
12111098765GND
4321-
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Digital
Signal Pin #
GND
20
21
8+
22
23
7+
24
25
6+
26
27
5+
28
GND
29
30
4+
31
32
3+
33
34
2+
35
36
1+
37
GND
Signal
87GND
6543GND
21-
SM-XX
Audio Monitor Outputs Connector
Analog
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Signal
8+
8 GND
76+
6 GND
54+
4 GND
32+
2 GND
1-
Pin
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Signal
87+
7 GND
65+
5 GND
43+
3 GND
21+
1 GND
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Troubleshooting
5
Chapter
The power switch should illuminate red whenever mains power is supplied. Always
ensure that power is connected before using the problem solving guide. A spare fuse is
supplied in space provided in the IEC mains connector before the unit leaves the factory.
Always replace the fuse with one of the correct value as shown in the Installation section.
In the event of a power supply failure there is front panel and remote panel indication.
The second supply is able to sustain operation of the unit until it can be removed from
service and the fault rectified.
THERE IS NO VIDEO OUTPUT
Check that there is power to the unit and that it is turned on.
Check that the video output resolution is not beyond the capability of the display.
(see answer to question below).
An output should be seen once the unit has booted.
THE IMAGE APPEARS FUZZY OR LACKING CLARITY
If an analog or digital LCD/Plasma screen is used, check that the output resolution of the
SM-XX is the same as the native resolution of the panel. This will avoid forcing the
screen to rescale the image.
Most LCD/Plasma screens produce artifacts when their internal scalers are active.
Output resolution is set using the Screen Resolution function under the System menu.
THE IMAGE IS NOT CENTERED ON THE SCREEN
Use the monitor controls to align the image.
If an analog LCD screen is used, use the auto-adjust facility.
UNIT FAILS TO RESPOND CORRECTLY TO COMMANDS
Power cycle the unit and/or perform a Master Reset. A Master Reset will restore all
settings to the factory default. Turn off the power for a few seconds, then turn it back on
while pressing both Fade/Function buttons during boot up. Follow any required
configuration steps after reset.
CAN DIGITAL AUDIO BE BALANCED OR UNBALANCED?
Yes. AES/EBU inputs may be jumper selected per channel to be either balanced or
unbalanced.
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The settings are performed via jumpers on each digital audio input card as explained in
the installation section.
CAN I USE ANALOG BARGRAPHS FOR DIGITAL AUDIO INPUTS (OR DIGITAL SCALES
FOR ANALOG INPUTS)?
Yes. The range colors, break points and level references are set for the scale type and
NOT the source assigned.
For example, assuming the following settings:
- Analog scale type: AES/EBU
- Analog/Digital scale reference: -18dBfs
- Analog 0dB reference: 0dBu
- Digital upper range point: -18dBfs
- Digital lower range point: -40dBfs
Feeding analog AT 0dBu will produce a level of -18dBfs, with the color changes occurring
at -40dBfs and -18dBfs.
Changing the Analog 0dB reference to +4dBu will produce a level of -22dBfs, with the
color changes unaltered.
Changing the Analog/Digital reference to -20dBfs (with the analog ref still at +4dBu) will
produce a level of -24dBfs, with color changes unaltered.
The same applies to displaying digital channels on an analog scale; the color changes
will adhere to the analog upper and lower settings.
WHAT ARE THE RS232 & RS422 OPTIONS?
RS232 or RS422 operation can be selected via jumpers on the controller (CPU card), as
explained in the installation section.
WHY ARE TIME, CLOCK, DATE SETTINGS LOST WHEN THE FRAME IS POWER CYCLED?
This data is normally maintained by a rechargeable battery situated on the CPU board,
which has a typical life of 6+ years. Loss of data indicates that the battery requires
replacement. Please contact your local dealer.
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Warranty
6
Chapter
A. General
Buyer assumes all responsibility for ascertaining the suitability of Sierra Video
(hereinafter "SVS") products for Buyer's intended use. No product sold by SVS is
designed or manufactured for use in any manner or under any conditions other than
those described in SVS's instruction manuals and other printed material for each
particular product. If any product is used or applied in a manner or under conditions not
specifically authorized by such written materials or if any product is used by unqualified or
improperly trained personnel, Buyer agrees that SVS shall have no liability of any kind
arising from such use, and Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold SVS harmless from any
claims of third parties arising from such use, and Buyer shall provide SVS with counsel of
SVS's choice to defend against such claims.
B. Limited Warranty
1. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is non-transferable. This
warranty begins on the date of purchase and will be in effect for five (5) years for new
equipment or and for three (3) years for "Factory Refurbished" equipment. Power
Supplies and fans are warranted for three (3) years from the date of purchase for new
equipment and two (2) years for “Factory Refurbished” units, from the date of purchase.
Buyer must obtain a Return Material Authorization ("RMA") number from SVS prior to
returning a product for repair. If, in SVS' sole discretion, the product is found to be
defective during the term of this warranty, SVS will at its option: (a) provide free
replacement parts, and/or (b) repair the unit at an SVS facility. During the warranty
period, SVS will make every reasonable effort to support critical emergencies by
supplying no-cost loan equipment while the defective unit is being repaired. SVS will
provide replacement parts and/or factory service at no charge. Buyer bears the cost of
shipping products returned to SVS under this warranty. SVS will bear the cost of
shipping repaired products or replacement parts to the Buyer.
This limited warranty shall not apply to any of SVS's goods which have been altered or
which have been subjected to misuse, mishandling, improper storage or negligence. The
aforementioned provisions do not extend the original warranty period of any goods which
have been replaced by SVS. This limited warranty shall not apply to any goods not of
SVS's manufacture, Buyer to be entitled only to the warranty set forth in the original
manufacturer's limited warranty.
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THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ON SVS'S
PART.
SVS neither assumes nor authorizes any other person to assume for SVS any other
liabilities in connection with the sale of products of its own manufacture.
2. SVS's liability hereunder on any claim of any kind, except as set forth herein for any
loss, injury to person or property or damage, shall in no case exceed the price allocable
to the goods which give rise to such claim.
3. In no event shall SVS be liable for any damages or injuries to person or property if
any goods do not meet the above limited warranty, including, without limitation, incidental
expenses or consequential or special damages, except as set forth in such limited
warranty. The foregoing states the exclusive remedy of Buyer and the exclusive liability
of SVS for any breach of the foregoing limited warranty.
C. Cancellation
Except as provided in paragraph B immediately above, all sales are final, and Buyer may
cancel this order or return products only upon written consent of SVS.
D. General
In the event of a breach of any of the terms hereof, the non-breaching party shall be
entitled to recover all of its costs, fees, and expenses, including, without limitation,
reasonable attorney's fees, from the breach party incurred as a result of such breach,
regardless of whether or not a suit is actually filed to enforce the terms hereof.
The provision hereof shall be governed by the laws of the State of California (excluding
its choice of law provisions).
The headings are for convenience only and do not limit or amplify the terms and
provisions hereof.
In case any one or more of the provisions set forth herein shall be held to be invalid,
illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the
remaining provisions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired
thereby.
No waiver, alteration, or modification of any of the provisions hereof shall be binding
unless in writing and signed by an authorized Officer of SVS.
NOTE:
All products returned to SVS for service must have prior approval. Return authorization requests
may be obtained from your SVS dealer.
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