Apple 9600 Personal Computer User Manual

USER MANUAL
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Mbox Extreme™ Media Server User Manual
Version as of: September 27, 2006 | PRG part number: 02.9800.0001
Production Resource Group
Dallas Office
8617 Ambassador Row, Suite 120
Dallas, Texas 75247
www.prg.com
Mbox Extreme™ Media Server User Manual
©2006 Production Resource Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
FOREWORD
Safety Notice
It is extremely important to read ALL safety information and instructions provided in this manual and any
accompanying documentation before installing and operating the products described herein. Heed all cautions
and warnings during installation and use of this product. Safety symbols used throughout this manual are as
follows:
CAUTION advising of potential damage to product.
WARNING advising of potential injury or death to persons.
GENERAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK, FIRE,
AND INJURY TO PERSONS CAN BE FOUND BELOW.
WARNING: INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK
1.
PRG equipment is designed for dry locations only. Exposure to rain or moisture may damage equipment.
2.
Disconnect power before servicing any PRG equipment.
3.
Servicing to be performed by qualified personnel only.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... 1
Additional Documentation........................................................................................... 1
Customer Service ......................................................................................................... 2
Chapter 1. Overview
Description
Features ........................................................................................................................ 4
Components
Mbox Extreme Case Assembly.................................................................................... 6
Theory of Operation
Data Flow Diagrams .................................................................................................... 8
DMX512 Input Configuration:
Single Media Server with DMX512 Devices........................................................ 8
Art-Net Input Configuration:
Network Switch and Multiple Media Servers ....................................................... 9
Chapter 2. Installation
Setup
Unpack and Hookup Procedure .................................................................................
System Connection Procedure ...................................................................................
Power Up
Power Up Procedure ..................................................................................................
Power Down Procedure .............................................................................................
Creating Network Connection ...................................................................................
Console Patch
Patching Fixtures........................................................................................................
Quick Start
Generating Output......................................................................................................
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Chapter 3. Operation
Mbox Extreme Environment
Concept Overview......................................................................................................
Layers.........................................................................................................................
Layer Components...............................................................................................
Layer Hierarchy...................................................................................................
Backgrounds...............................................................................................................
Textures ...............................................................................................................
Effects..................................................................................................................
Transitions ...........................................................................................................
Play Modes ..........................................................................................................
Live Video Input..................................................................................................
3D Objects..................................................................................................................
3D Lighting ................................................................................................................
Camera .......................................................................................................................
Control Channels .................................................................................................
Shutter ........................................................................................................................
Keystone.....................................................................................................................
Application Window
Overview....................................................................................................................
Starting the Mbox Extreme Application ....................................................................
Setup Window............................................................................................................
Changing the Application Window Size....................................................................
Closing the Application .............................................................................................
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Chapter 4. Media Content
Content Type
Images and Video Clips .............................................................................................
Recommended Codecs...............................................................................................
3D Models (Objects)..................................................................................................
Content Management
Overview....................................................................................................................
Folder and File Numbering ........................................................................................
Preloaded Content ......................................................................................................
Adding Video and Image Files...................................................................................
Adding 3D Objects.....................................................................................................
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Chapter 5. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Routine Maintenance
Cleaning or Replacing the Air Filter.......................................................................... 46
Removing Computer from Case ................................................................................ 47
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Appendix A. DMX Channel Mapping
DMX Operation
Channel Mapping.......................................................................................................
Combined DMX Channel Map ...........................................................................
Control Channels .................................................................................................
SDI Shutter Control.............................................................................................
Shutter Shapes .....................................................................................................
Play Modes ..........................................................................................................
Aspect Control.....................................................................................................
Blending Control .................................................................................................
Tiling Modes .......................................................................................................
Texture Effects ....................................................................................................
Transitions ...........................................................................................................
Built-In Shapes ....................................................................................................
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Appendix B. Reference Charts
Virtuoso® Console
Virtuoso Profiles and Channel Map ...........................................................................
Miscellaneous
Effects and Transitions...............................................................................................
Texture Effects ....................................................................................................
Transitions ...........................................................................................................
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
About This Manual
This manual provides necessary information regarding product safety, installation, and operation for
the following PRG equipment:
•
Mbox Extreme™ Media Server
Familiarizing yourself with this information will help you get the most out of your PRG product.
WARNING: It is important to read ALL accompanying safety and installation instructions to avoid
damage to the product and potential injury to yourself or others.
Additional Documentation
For more information regarding DMX512 systems, refer to the DMX512/1990 & AMX 192 Standards
publication available from United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT).
USITT
6443 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206-1111 USA
1-800-93USITT
www.usitt.org
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Customer Service
Our comprehensive technical services department ensures you get the full benefit of being a PRG
customer. Whether your needs are simple or complex, our full-time staff of experienced professionals
are on-hand to provide support. For assistance, contact your nearest PRG office:
PRG Dallas (International Service)
8617 Ambassador Row, Suite 120
Dallas, Texas 75247
Ph: 1.214.630.1963
Fx: 1.214.630.5867
Service Fx: 214.638.2125
Service Email: orders@prg.com
PRG Nashville
5215 Linbar Drive, Suite 201
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
Ph: 1.615.834.3190
Fx: 1.615.834.3192
PRG Los Angeles
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PRG Las Vegas
6050 S. Valley Vw Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Ph: 1.702.942.4774
Fx: 1.702.942.4775
PRG New York
7777 West Side Avenue
North Bergen, New Jersey 07047
Ph: 1.201.758.4000
Fx: 1.201.758.4312
PRG Orlando
7576 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 160
Orlando, Florida 32819
Ph: 1.407.855.8060
Fx: 1.407.855.8059
PRG Europe
20-22 Fairway Drive
Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8PW
Ph: +44.208.575.6666
Fx: +44.208.575.0424
PRG Asia
Asagami Fukagawa Logistics Center B-4F
2-2-1 Shiohama, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0043
Ph: 81.3.5439.4091
Fx: 81.3.5439.4092
PRG Canada
2480 Tedlo Street
Mississauga, Ontario L5A 3V3 Canada
Ph: 905.270.9050
Fx: 905.270.2590
For additional resources and documentation, please visit our website at: www.prg.com
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1.
Overview
This chapter provides an overview of product features, components, and operations.
• Description
• Components
• Theory of Operation
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Description
Features
The Mbox Extreme™ Media Server is a case-mount unit which allows advanced integration of video
and automated lighting. Powerful real time rendering, built-in effects, and interactive 3D objects
provide tools for combining pre-recorded video and still images to create visual imagery, which can be
displayed by any projector, LED wall, plasma screen or low-res LED lighting fixture.
The Mbox Extreme server can be programmed and operated directly from DMX512-based moving
light consoles, allowing ease of coordination between video/image effects and lighting cues. Intricate
Mbox Extreme sequences can be generated instantly on site without the need for offline video
processing, rendering or editing. The Mbox Extreme stock library includes a wide variety of video
clips, still images and 3D objects. Custom media files may also be added.
The Mbox Extreme software runs on a rack-mounted Apple® Macintosh® G5 computer controlled by
DMX512 or Art-Net. All video, still images and 3D objects are stored on directly on the Mbox
Extreme hard drive, allowing instant access to any file. Mbox Extreme is available in either a single or
dual-server rack and each server is equipped with one video output that can be used to drive a
projector, LED wall or plasma screen. The included I/O module provides analog (RGBHV), DVI, SDI
and HD-SDI outputs for video.
Note: The Mac® G5 provided requires the Tiger™ (10.4) operating system.
Feature List
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Real time rendering.
Movable camera viewpoint.
Keystone correction.
Ambient and directional light sources.
Five interactive, scalable layers that can be configured as
backgrounds or 3D geometric objects.
Digital gobos that can be used as backgrounds, masks or for
advanced layer blending effects.
Image tiling and edge-blending.
Pixel mapping.
Layer break-out view.
Mapping of textures (videos or still images) to 3D objects and digital gobos.
Real time crossfades and transitions between videos and images on the same layer.
Effects including blur, pixelate, LED Wall, twirl, color, exposure and alpha adjustment can be
applied individually or in combination.
Accepts live video input – SDI, Composite and FireWire® (DV).
Advanced video playback with direction, speed and in-point/out-point control.
User-configurable aspect ratio and output resolution control.
Control by DMX512 or Art-Net.
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Stores up to 65,535 videos and still images.
Stores up to 65,535 3D objects.
Starter media library and objects.
Hardware I/O module with built in DMX - Art-Net converter and Ethernet switch. Analog
(RGBHV), DVI, SDI and HD-SDI video outputs.
• Live video inputs can be shared between multiple servers using Ethernet.
Controllable Elements
Light (4 directional, 1 ambient)
• Intensity
• Color
Camera (1)
• Orbit X and Y
• Dolly
• Camera Roll (Spin)
• Field of View
• Theatrical Framing Shutters (four modes)
• Shutter X and Y
• Shutter Scale
• Shutter Edge
• Keystone X and Y
• Keystone Scale
• Keystone Skew
• Edge Blending
• Tiling
• Master Effect (2)
• Master Color
Object: Background/Shape (5)
• Transparency
• Shape
• Texture
• Texture Effect (2 per object)
• Color
• Playmode
• Playspeed
• Transitions (Type and Timing)
• X, Y, Z Position
• X, Y, Z Rotation (Spin)
• X, Y, Z Scale
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Components
Mbox Extreme Case Assembly
The following illustrations show the case components.
Dimmer Control - used to shut off either the main
output or mimic main output on the local monitor.
DIMMER CONTROL
MAIN
OUTPUT
DBO
MONITOR
OUTPUT
FULL
Data I/O- used to input either DMX512 or Art-Net data
from the control console.
DATA I/O
GENLOCK SDI OUTPUT
DMX
MONITOR
ETHERNET
Genlock Output - used to synchronize additional
Mbox Extreme Media Servers (not yet implemented).
R
SDI Output - used to output video data in SDI
format.
ETHERNET HUB
G
B
Monitor Output - used to output data to the local
monitor.
H
HUB POWER
V
ACTIVE
POWER
BNC Output- BNC (RGBHV) outputs
data to video device.
PRG
7257730
PRG
100-240 VAC
50-60 HZ
8 AMPS
Ethernet Hub- contains an Ethernet switch
with RJ-45 connections for linking Mbox
Extreme Server with the local network.
Power Input - used to receive power from
the wall outlet and provides an outlet to
power the local monitor.
FRONT VIEW
Figure 1-1: Case Components / Front View
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Ethernet Card - provides additional
network card for optional connection to
local computer network.
Video Input - optional card for
connecting live video source.
Video Output - DVI / VGA connection
supplies video to front I/O panel.
out
Dongle - used by the application to set
up the correct monitor configuration.
optical
audio
in
Keyboard / Mouse Output - USB
connection for keyboard and mouse
devices.
Dimmer Control - USB connection
provides local Dimmer Control to front
I/O panel.
Built-In Ethernet Connection provides network connection to front I/O
panel.
Power Supply - provides AC power
to the Apple® Macintosh® G5
computer.
Figure 1-2: Case Components / Rear View
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Theory of Operation
Data Flow Diagrams
DMX512 Input Configuration:
Single Media Server with DMX512 Devices
In the following configuration, DMX512 control signal is distributed from one DMX512 console to
multiple DMX512 devices and one Mbox Extreme Media Server. Data is then distributed from the
Mbox Extreme Media Server to the other components as shown below.
DMX CONSOLE
LOCAL DISPLAY
DMX IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO OUT
POWER OUT
RGBHV
PROJECTOR
MBOX EXTREME
Figure 1-3: Single Media Server with DMX512 Devices
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Art-Net Input Configuration:
Network Switch and Multiple Media Servers
In the following configuration, Art-Net control signal is distributed from one control console to one
network switch. The network switch then distributes the control signal to all Mbox Extreme Media
Servers.
Art-Net
DMX CONSOLE
NETWORK SWITCH
IN
MBOX EXTREME
IN
MBOX EXTREME
IN
MBOX EXTREME
Figure 1-4: Network Switch and Multiple Media Servers
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Installation
This chapter provides instructions for unpacking the Mbox Extreme case, connecting to the system
and powering up.
• Setup
• Power Up
• Creating Network Connection
• Console Patch
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Setup
Unpack and Hookup Procedure
To set up case components:
Step
1. Remove front and back covers from case (Figure 2-1).
Step
2. Remove keyboard and mouse from back of case.
1 Remove covers
2 Remove components
Figure 2-1: Removing Covers and Components
Step
3. At rear of case, verify that Monitor/Dongle, Keyboard/Mouse, USB, Ethernet and Power
cables are connected to computer (Figure 2-2).
NOTE:
Also refer to Figure 1-2.
Monitor/Dongle
out
optical
audio
in
Keyboard/Mouse
USB
Ethernet
Power
Figure 2-2: Rear Cable Connections
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Step
4. At front of case, connect local monitor data cable to VGA connector (Figure 2-3).
Step
5. Connect local monitor power cable to power outlet on front of case or to local AC power
service.
Step
6. Connect case power cable to front of case, then to local AC power service.
Connect monitor
data cable
Connect monitor
AC cable
To Local AC Power Service
Figure 2-3: Connecting Monitor Power and Data Cabling
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System Connection Procedure
Once the case is set up and in place, connect to your control and video output devices.
To connect to the system:
Step
1. For DMX512 controllers:
a. At Data I/O unit, connect console or DMX512 controller to DMX connector as required.
DATA I/O
DMX
ETHERNET
Figure 2-4: Connecting DMX512 Control Devices
Step
2. For Art-Net consoles:
a. At Data I/O unit, connect console to any Ethernet connector (Figure 2-4).
b. If desired, connect additional Ethernet devices (such as a media server, network switch
or dimmer rack) to additional Ethernet ports provided by the Ethernet Hub (Figure 2-5).
ETHERNET HUB
HUB POWER
Figure 2-5: Connecting Additional Devices to Ethernet Hub
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Step
2
3. At BNC connections, connect to output device.
GENLOCK SDI OUTPUT
MONITOR
R
G
B
RGBHV Video
BNC Connectors
H
V
ACTIVE
POWER
Figure 2-6: Connecting Output Devices
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Power Up
Power Up Procedure
To power up the Mbox Extreme Media Server and launch the application:
Step
1. At front of case, press main power switch on Macintosh® G5 computer.
Step
2. At local monitor, press power switch.
Step
3. Wait for computer to initialize. The Mbox Extreme application will start automatically.
Note: If the application does not start automatically, locate the Mbox Extreme icon on the Apple Dock
and click once. For more information, see “Starting the Mbox Extreme Application” on page 35.
Power Down Procedure
To power down case:
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b / [F] to minimize
Step
1. If in full-screen mode, press
screen size.
Step
2. Quit Mbox Extreme application by pressing
/ [Q]
or selecting Quit Mbox Extreme from the Mbox
Extreme menu.
Step
3. At Apple menu, select Shut Down.
Step
4. At monitor, press power switch.
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Creating Network Connection
The network connection for the built-in Mac G5 Ethernet card should arrive with the Art-Net
connection already configured. If the Art-Net connection is not pre-configured, use the following steps
to create the connection.
To create the built-in network connection:
Step
1. At Apple menu, select System Preferences.
Step
2. In System Preferences window, select Network icon.
Network Icon
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Step
3. In Network window, select Location drop-down and click New Location.
Step
4. The Name Location window appears. Enter location name and click OK..
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Step
5. Select Show drop-down and click Built-In Ethernet 1.
Step
6. Enter the IP Address. This address is required to begin with 2.0.0.x, with each device in your
network having a unique number for x between 1-254.
Step
7. Enter the Subnet Mask as 255.255.0.0.
Step
8. Click Apply Now.
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Console Patch
Patching Fixtures
The Mbox Extreme Media Server is designed to work with moving-light consoles. Each console
requires a fixture profile for the Mbox Extreme Media Server. It is strongly recommended that all
fixtures be patched in the order listed in the table below.
Table 2-1: Fixture Order
Fixture
Number
Description
Number of
Channels
DMX Channel
1
Ambient Light
4
1-4
2
Spotlight 1
4
5-8
3
Spotlight 2
4
9-12
4
Spotlight 3
4
13-16
5
Spotlight 4
4
17-20
6
Camera
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21-46
7
Shutters
20
47-66
8
Keystone
22
67-88
9
Texture 1
30
89-118
10
Object 1
23
119-141
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Texture 2
30
142-171
12
Object 2
23
172-194
13
Texture 3
30
195-224
14
Object 3
23
225-247
15
Texture 4
30
248-277
16
Object 4
23
278-300
17
Texture 5
30
301-330
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Object 5
23
331-353
Note: In the event you require additional profiles, they can be found on the PRG website at:
www.prg.com. To request a profile not provided on the website, please contact the PRG Dallas office
at 214.630.1963.
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Quick Start
Generating Output
After connecting all components, patching all fixtures, and turning on the output device(s), you can
follow these procedures to get the Mbox Extreme Media Server up and running.
To generate Background output:
Step
1. Set Camera Intensity to value 255.
Note: The Camera Intensity channel controls the built-in dimmer on the I/O module. If this channel is
set to 0, no output will appear on the output device.
Step
2. Select Texture 1 and Object 1 channels. Set Transparency to full (255). White square will
appear on display.
Step
3. Deselect Object 1 channel, so that only Texture 1 channel is selected.
Step
4. Set Library parameter to value 253. (This selects the pre-loaded PRG stock content folder.)
Step
5. Set Texture parameter to value 007. You should see a PRG logo. (The file selected is named
007.MboxExtreme-Logo.jpg.)
Step
6. Adjust scale, color and other parameters as desired.
To generate 3D Object output:
Step
1. Set Camera Intensity to value 255.
Step
2. To provide surface lighting for the 3D Object, select at least one Ambient light or Spot light
channel and set value to 255.
Step
3. Select Texture 1 and Object 1 channels. Set Transparency to value 255. A white square will
appear on display.
Step
4. Deselect Texture 1 channel. Only Object 1 channel should now be selected.
Step
5. Set 3D Object Library parameter to value 0 to access built-in 3D models.
Step
6. Set Object Number parameter value to 001. White sphere will appear on display.
Step
7. Adjust rotation and scale parameters as desired.
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Operation
This chapter provides an overview of the Mbox Extreme Media Server Environment, along with
instructions for setup and operation of the Mbox Extreme application window.
• Mbox Extreme Environment
• Application Window
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Mbox Extreme Environment
Concept Overview
In order to get the most out the Mbox Extreme Media Server, it is important to understand the overall
concept of the Mbox Extreme Environment, which is essentially a building platform for "virtual
scenery." The final "look" of this virtual scenery can be comprised of backgrounds, 3D objects, camera
angles, and lighting, all of which are controllable elements within the Mbox Extreme Environment.
Likewise, each of these elements has a set of controllable parameters such as color, texture, size, and
movement. When all combined, you can achieve an infinite number of possibilities for your virtual
scenery.
At first, the interaction of these elements may seem complicated, but as we break down each
component individually, you will find that they are similar to automated lighting parameters which you
may already be familiar with. The only difference is that luminaire parameters coincide with physical
hardware - i.e. beam parameters control an iris - while the Mbox Extreme parameters coincide with
software elements. For example, just as you would control a luminaire’s beam color from a console
encoder or keypad, you can control the color of an Mbox Extreme 3D object. Once configured, the
entire Mbox Extreme Environment (i.e. virtual scenery) can be sent to any video compatible device
connected to the unit.
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The following illustration is a virtual representation of each element within the Mbox Extreme
Environment. (More detailed descriptions of each element are provided on subsequent pages.)
3D OBJECT
DIRECTIONAL
SPOT LIGHT
3D OBJECT
DIRECTIONAL
SPOT LIGHT
3D OBJECT
DIRECTIONAL
SPOT LIGHT
3D
OBJECT
AMBIENT
LIGHT
ORBIT Y
3D OBJECT 2
3D OBJECT 3
ORBIT X
3D OBJECT 5
3D OBJECT 1
CAMERA 3D OBJECT 4
DIRECTIONAL
SPOT LIGHT
Figure 3-1: Mbox Extreme 3D Environment Overview
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Layers
The Mbox Extreme 3D Environment provides up to five different layers that can be used as
Backgrounds or 3D Objects. You can use any combination of Backgrounds or 3D Objects up to five
total. For example, you can create two Backgrounds and three 3D Objects or one Background and four
3D Objects.
Layer Components
Due to the complexity of the 3D Object manipulation, all layers are comprised of two components: a
Texture (30 channels) and Object (23 channels). Even when not using 3D Objects, the Object channels
contain parameters used to control attributes of the Texture.
Note: Transparency must be set to 100% on both the Texture and Object channels to view a
Background or 3D Object. The Transparency levels on the Background and 3D Object components for
the same layer are additive. If both levels are set to 50%, the image transparency appears to be about
25%.
Note: If 3D Objects are not being used, the Transparency channel should be set to 100% in the fixture
library.
Layer Hierarchy
The Layer Hierarchy, the order in which layers appear, is determined by numerical order and layer
content. 3D Objects always appear in front of Background layers. Background layers appear in
numerical order, back to front.
LAYER 1
LAYER 2
LAYER 3
LAYER 4
LAYER 5
Figure 3-2: Background Order
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Backgrounds
The Mbox Extreme 3D Environment provides up to five Background elements. Parameters such as
transparency level, color, texture, scale, and rotation can be configured for each, independently, to
create a backdrop for your virtual scenery.
All backgrounds have the following controllable elements:
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Transparency
•
Textures
•
Texture Effects
•
Transitions
•
Color
•
Scale
•
X, Y Position
•
Z rotation (Spin)
•
Play mode and speed
•
In / Out Frame
•
Aspect
•
Blending
•
Texture Effect (2 per object)
•
XFade type and timing
Sample Background
Creating a Background using DMX512 control:
Step
1. Set Camera Intensity to value 255.
Note: The Camera Intensity channel controls the built-in dimmer on the I/O module. If this channel is
set to 0, no output will appear on the output device.
Step
2. Select Texture 1 and Object 1 channels. Set Transparency to full (255). A white square will
appear on display.
Step
3. Deselect Object 1 channel, so that only Texture 1 channel is selected.
Step
4. Adjust desired parameters for Texture as desired.
For more information on background properties, see See “Mbox Extreme Combined DMX Channel
Map” on page 50.
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Textures
The Mbox Extreme Environment includes the ability to apply
textures to the Backgrounds and/or 3D Objects. These Textures can
be derived from still images or video clips, which are stored in the
Mbox Extreme digital media library.
Digital media is located on the Mbox Extreme Media Servers
within file folders. These folders are referred to as "Libraries,"
while the actual media files are referred to as "Textures." In order
to provide access to these Textures using DMX512 control, both
Sample 3D Objects
the library folders and media files (textures) are named with a
with Flag Texture
DMX512 value (from 000 to 255). When accessing a Texture using
DMX512 control, you would first provide the library number, then the Texture number. (For more
information on the folder/file structure, see “Content Management” on page 41.)
Applying a texture to a Background using DMX512 control:
Step
1. Using Background layer created in the previous section, set Library channel to a value
between 000-255 to specify the media folder.
Step
2. Set Texture channel to a value between 000-255 to specify the media file.
Effects
The Mbox Extreme Media Server includes a set of pre-designed effect elements. Effects such as color,
tint and alpha adjustment can be applied to any Background or 3D Object.
Refer to “Texture Effects” on page 62 and for a complete list of available effects.
Note: Effects override transitions. If any effects are active, then the transition will be limited to
dissolve (or snap, if effect is processor intensive).
Applying an effect to a Background using DMX512 control:
Step
1. Using Background layer created in the previous section, set Effect channel at a value
between 0-255.
Step
2. Use Effect control channels to modify how the effect is applied.
Transitions
Transitions can be used to create video switcher style dissolves and wipes when performing timed
crossfades between still images or movies. Transitions between two Backgrounds or Object textures
can also be applied, along with an associated timing parameter. For example, it would be possible to
create a timed crossfade on a single Background layer.
Refer to “Transitions” on page 63 for a complete list of available transitions.
Applying a transition using DMX512 control:
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•
Using Background layer created in the previous section, set Transition (XFade Type) channel at a
value between 0-255.
•
Set XFade Timing value to 3 seconds.
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Play Modes
Play modes can be used to create both In/Out and Random/Stop frames for media playback. Refer to
“Play Modes” on page 60 for Play mode DMX512 mappings.
In and Out Frame
The In and Out Frame feature provides a method for setting a start and stop frame for a video clip in
order to loop between two points. Like the Effects and Transitions feature, the In/Out frame can be
applied to Background or Object textures.
To set In/Out frames using DMX512 control:
Step
1. Set Play mode to value between 80-89.
Step
2. Adjust In Frame to desired in point.
Step
3. Set Play mode to value between 90-99.
Step
4. Adjust Out frame to desired out point.
Step
5. Set Play mode to 0 for Forward Loop playback.
Random and Stop
The Random feature provides a method for playing frames in random order. The Stop feature halts
play.
To play frames in random order:
•
Set encoder at a value between 60-69.
To stop play:
•
Set play speed to 0.
Live Video Input
The Mbox Extreme Media Server supports two separate live video inputs from FireWire® video
devices and the SDI video capture card installed in the Macintosh® G5 computer. The live video is
displayed on an available background.
To control live video:
Step
1. Set Texture Library channel to 255.
Step
2. Set Background to 254 (Local Camera 2) or 255 (Local Camera 1).
Note: If no camera is connected and Diagnostics are enabled, a "No Camera" image appears on the
display.
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3D Objects
The Mbox Extreme Environment includes up to five 3D Objects. Parameters such as shape,
transparency level, texture, color and scale can be configured for each, independently, to create
dynamic or stationary objects within your virtual scenery. These Objects - unlike the Backgrounds can interact in a 3-dimensional space, which means that there is no set order to their appearance. In
other words, Object 1 can move in front or behind Object 2, Object 2 can move in front or behind
Object 3, and so on. Objects such as a sphere or square could then be scaled, texturized and positioned
to create dynamic scenery.
In order to provide access to the models using DMX512 control, both the library folders and models
are named with a DMX512 value (from 000 to 255). When accessing a model using DMX512 control,
you would first provide the library number, then the model number. The Mbox Extreme Media Server
provides 10 pre-loaded object models located in Library folder 001. (For more information on the
folder/file structure, see “Content Management” on page 41.)
All 3D Objects have the following controllable elements:
•
Transparency
•
Shape
•
Texture
•
Color
•
X, Y, Z Position
•
X, Y, Z Scale
•
X, Y, Z Rotation (Spin)
•
Texture Effect
•
Shape XFade time
Sample 3D Object with
Background and Lighting
Just like a prop on a stage, 3D Objects (models) require illumination from either the ambient and/or
spot light channels to be visible. In addition, each object has its own intensity control, which controls
its overall transparency. For example, set the ambient light to 40%, then choose an object channel, set
its intensity to full and use the Model Library and object channels to choose a model. Use scale to
increase the size of a model as required.
You can also apply textures to a model by selecting the "Object Texture" channel and choosing a
texture from the library. For more information, see “Textures” on page 28.
Displaying a 3D Object using DMX512 control:
Step
1. Set Camera Intensity to value 255.
Note: The Camera Intensity channel controls the built-in dimmer on the I/O module. If this channel is
set to 0, no output will appear on the output device.
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Step
2. Select at least one Ambient light or Spot light channel and set Intensity to desired level.
Step
3. Select Texture 1 and Object 1 channels. Set Transparency to full (255). A white square will
appear on display.
Step
4. Deselect Texture 1 channel, so that only Object 1 channel is selected.
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Step
5. Set Shape Library channel to a value between 000-255. This determines the folder for the
model.
Step
6. Set Shape channel to a value between 000-255. This determines the file for the model.
Step
7. Adjust desired parameters for the Texture as desired.
Note: Some control parameters for 3D models are located in the Texture channels.
Applying a Texture to a 3D Object using DMX512 control:
Step
1. Use 3D object created in previous section.
Step
2. Select Texture 1 channel.
Step
3. Set Library and Texture channels to desired values. Texture appears on the surface of the 3D
Object.
3D Lighting
The Mbox Extreme Environment includes five separate Lighting Elements: one ambient source and
four directional spots. These Lighting Elements provide illumination for the 3D Objects.
Note: Lighting elements have no effect on Backgrounds.
The ambient light source applies to the overall Mbox Extreme
Environment. This is a uniform field of light which is not subject
to shadows or other directional limitations.
The directional spot lights on the other hand, provide directional
illumination in order to give the 3D Objects their 3-dimensional
look. This lighting will create the shadows necessary for depth.
The spot lights originate as follows:
•
Spot Light 1 - from upper right.
•
Spot Light 2 - from upper left.
•
Spot Light 3 - from below.
•
Spot Light 4 - from above.
Sample 3D Object with
Background and Lighting
All Lights have the following controllable elements:
•
Intensity
•
Color (RGB mixing)
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Camera
The Mbox Extreme Environment includes one Camera element. This element performs two main
functions:
•
Master Intensity control of Mbox Extreme I/O Module.
Note: The Camera Intensity channel must be greater than 0 to view any output from the Mbox
Extreme I/O Module.
•
Modifies the viewpoint of the 3D Objects and Backgrounds.
Camera parameters, such as orbit, dolly, field of view, shutters and keystone correction, can be
controlled in order to fully customize the look of your scenery.
The Camera has the following controllable elements:
•
Intensity
•
Color
•
Orbit X
•
Orbit Y
•
Dolly - distance of the camera to the Environment.
•
Camera Roll and Spin
•
Field of View - overall viewing angle of the Environment. This is the equivalent of using different
"virtual camera lenses," such as wide angle, telephoto, etc.
•
Pitch
•
Yaw
•
Two effects
•
Mbox Extreme Control Channels
One final thing to note in regards to Camera position is that it is always in set relation to the
Backgrounds. If the Camera position is orbited upwards, then the Backgrounds are orbited downwards
in an equal ratio. This will ensure that the Background elements are always in view.
Control Channels
The Camera Control Channel element controls on-board diagnostic screens and special functions for
the Mbox Extreme Media Server. For more information, see “Control Channels” on page 59.
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Shutter
Shutter parameters offer the ability to shape a layer. Shutters can be positioned, scaled, and rotated. To
activate the Shutter, the Shutter Shape channel must be set to a value other than the default.
Shutter have the following controllable elements:
•
Shutter Shapes
•
Shutter X
•
Shutter Y
•
Shutter Color
•
Shutter Scale
•
Shutter Edge
•
Shutter Rotation
For more information, see “Shutter” on page 51 and “Shutter Shapes” on page 59.
Keystone
Keystone parameters offer a type of geometrical distortion that causes a normally rectangular image to
be displayed as a trapezoidal image. This can occur when the Environment is projected at an odd angle
to the flat surface it is being projected upon. The Keystone controls provide a way to correct this
distortion.
Keystone has the following controllable elements:
•
Keystone X
•
Keystone Y
•
Keystone Scale
•
Keystone Skew
•
Tiling
•
Edge Blending
For more information, see “Keystone” on page 52 and “Tiling Modes” on page 61.
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Application Window
Overview
The Mbox Extreme Media Server contains the Mbox Extreme software application. The Mbox
Extreme application window allows you to view the Mbox Extreme Media Server output in either
window or full screen mode on the local monitor.
The application window contains two screens:
•
Mbox Output window.
•
Setup window.
The Setup window is used to:
•
Set DMX512 or Art-Net address for this media server.
•
Set application default to start in window mode and specify window size.
•
Set application default resolution when starting in full screen mode.
•
Set texture size.
•
Set 3D models preload default.
•
Configure other options.
•
Input License Key to authorize the application.
Figure 3-3: Mbox Extreme Application Main Window
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Starting the Mbox Extreme Application
The Mbox Extreme application will start automatically when the computer is turned on. If the
application does not start automatically, locate the Mbox Extreme icon on the Apple Dock and click
once.
When starting the application, the default is to preload all 3D models. While 3D models are loading,
the computer will be locked and the Mbox Extreme application window appears with a blue screen and
progress bar (Figure 3-4).
Figure 3-4: Mbox Extreme Startup Window
Note: The application can also be launched without loading 3D models by pressing the
while clicking on the Mbox Extreme icon.
b key
The Mbox and Setup buttons allow you to switch between the Mbox Preview window and the Setup
window. For more information on the Setup window, see “Setup Window” on page 36.
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Setup Window
The Setup window allows you to configure parameters for the individual Mbox Extreme Media Server.
This Setup window only appears when viewing the Mbox Extreme application in window mode.
To open the Setup window:
Step
1. Start the Mbox Extreme application. For more information, see “Starting the Mbox Extreme
Application” on page 35.
Step
2. At top of application window, press Setup button.
Set Window Mode
Preferences
Set Full-Screen
Mode Preferences
Select Data Input Type
Set Diagnostics
Preferences
(Strongly recommmend this option
be checked in show
settings.)
Set Mbox Extreme Address
Set Texture Size
Set Gamma Control
(Not recommended
without prior instruction
from PRG)
Set License Key
Set Genlock
Sychronization
(not yet implemented)
Set 3D Object
Preload Preferences
Step
3. Configure preferences.
Note: When changing texture size preferences, you must quit the application and restart for changes to
take effect.
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Changing the Application Window Size
The Mbox Extreme application window opens in either window or full-screen mode depending on the
settings specified in the Setup window. Set “Setup Window” on page 36.
To change window size:
•
Press
b / [F] to toggle between full-screen and window mode.
Closing the Application
To close and quit the Mbox Extreme application, press
the Mbox Extreme menu.
b / [Q] or select Quit Mbox Extreme from
Note: If the Mbox Extreme application window is in full-screen mode, press
screen to access the Mbox Extreme menu.
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Media Content
This chapter provides instructions for managing media files which reside on the Mbox Extreme
Media Server and for adding your own custom content.
• Content Type
• Content Management
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Content Type
Images and Video Clips
The Mbox Extreme Media Server supports Apple ® QuickTime® technology for rendering and
playback of images and video files. The following file types are supported:
•
TIF - still image file
•
TIFF - still image file
•
TARGA - still image with alpha component
•
JPEG - still image file
•
JPG - still image file
•
MOV - QuickTime movie file
•
VID - QuickTime movie file from a video source
•
JPG_M - QuickTime movie file containing a still image
•
NULL - used to create a small zero-alpha black image. This image is useful when using
transitions.
Note: File extensions are not case-sensitive. For example, files with extension .JPG and .jpg are the
same.
Recommended Codecs
JPEG and TIFF file types are recommended for creating still image content for optimum output on the
Mbox Extreme Media Server. For movie content, PHOTO JPEG (medium quality) is the
recommended file type for optimum playback. If you have questions regarding media file types, please
contact the PRG Dallas office at 214.630.1963.
Note: The Mbox Extreme media server will play other QuickTime file types, but they may not load as
quickly or play as smoothly as the recommended file type. All custom content should be created in a
single common format. The PHOTO JPEG codec is strongly recommended.
3D Models (Objects)
Custom 3D models can be added to the Mbox Extreme Media Server. The Mbox Extreme Media
Server supports the Alias|Wav efront™ 3D .obj format. There are several third-party applications that
can export files to this format, including Maya®, Poser®, Bryce® and Cheetah3D to name a few.
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Content Management
Overview
The Mbox Extreme Media Server offers a flexible media folder structure. Media can reside locally on
the Mbox Extreme server hardrive or on additional hardrives or storage devices connected to the
Macintosh® G5 computer.
At startup, the Mbox Extreme application performs a media scan to search all folders that reside within
the /Mbox/Media folder that resides on the main hardrive of the Mbox Extreme Media Server.
Additional media can be attached to the main /Mbox/Media folder through aliases. Aliases must be
linked to folders on the supplemental media, it cannot be aliased to files. Also, an alias cannot refer to
another alias. The main /Mbox and /Mbox/Media folder must reside on the local hardrive and cannot
be aliases.
Note: The initial media scan allows for the locations of files to be resolved at startup, therefore the
"distance" of a file from the main folder has no effect on the time required to find a file.
Each time the Mbox Extreme Media Server completes a media scan, a text file is created with all
media files found and their corresponding combined file numbers. The text file can be found at /Mbox/
MboxExtreme_Media_List.txt
CAUTION: All media content on the Mbox Extreme media server should be backed-up to an external
drive.
Folder and File Numbering
Video and image files are located within the /Mbox/Media folder on the Mbox Extreme main hardrive.
They are arranged into individual "Library" folders. Each folder must be named beginning with a
unique 3-digit index value between 001 and 254.
Note: The Library folder beginning with 255 is reserved for live video access commands.
In turn, each file within the Library folder must contain a 3-digit index value between 000 to 255.
Mbox/media
001.videos
001.rain
002.drops
etc.
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The Mbox Extreme Media Server also supports 16-bit file numbers. When a file contains a 16-bit
number, the folder number is the upper 8 bits of the 16-bit number. The folder number of any parent
folders is ignored.
Note: When using 16-bit file numbers, the file number does not get updated when moved to another
folder.
Preloaded Content
The Mbox Extreme Media Server comes with preloaded stock images and movies contained in 41
folders contained in the /Mbox/Media folder. (Preloaded content is subject to change.)
Figure 4-1: Mbox Extreme Media Folder
Users can create additional folders to add additional content. Also, Preloaded content can be deleted, if
necessary, but this is not recommended.
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Adding Video and Image Files
Note: You must rescan the media folders or restart the Mbox Extreme application any time you add
content to the Mbox Extreme Media Server. To rescan the media, use the Rescan Media Library
Control Channel on the Camera Fixture. For more information, see “Control Channels” on page 59.
To add video and/or image files:
Step
1. Open /Mbox/Media folder located on the main hardrive.
Step
2. At File menu, select "New Folder" and enter a unique 3-digit number (that is not already
being used) followed by a descriptive name. For example, "001.mycontentfolder."
Step
3. Copy image and/or video files into the new folder.
Step
4. For each file, add a unique 3-digit index value to each file (between 0-255) along with a
descriptive name. For example, "001.earth", "002.wind", "003.fire", etc.
Note: When adding files, it is recommended that users create new unique folder numbers.
Adding 3D Objects
3D models are located in the Mbox/Models and Mbox/Models/Preload folders. Models located in the
Preload folder are preloaded at startup and appear on the display more rapidly when called. Models
must be numbered 000-255 and placed in folders numbered 001-255. Folder 000 is reserved by the
system and should not be used.
Note: You must restart the Mbox Extreme application any time you add 3D content to the Mbox
Extreme Media Server.
To add 3D object files:
Step
1. Open Mbox/Models.
Step
2. At File menu, select "New Folder" and enter a unique 3-digit number (that is not already
being used) followed by a descriptive name. For example, "001 mymodels."
Step
3. Copy model files into the new folder.
Step
4. For each file, add a unique 3-digit index value to each file (between 0-254) along with a
descriptive name. For example, "001.man", "002.hammer", "003.airplane", etc.
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Troubleshooting and
Maintenance
This chapter procedures for extended care of the Mbox Extreme Media Server.
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Routine Maintenance
Cleaning or Replacing the Air Filter
The air filters, located at front of the Macintosh® G5 computer, should be cleaned or replaced as
needed.
To clean/remove air filter:
Step
1. At computer, pull four screw pins to release grill.
Step
2. Remove grill and air filter.
Step
3. Clean filter with compressed air (or water, if allowed to fully dry).
Step
4. Re-install.
Spring Pins
Grill
Air Filter
Figure 5-1: Mac G5 Computer Air Filter Removal
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Removing Computer from Case
The Macintosh® G5 computer can be removed from the case to be cleaned or replaced. Two
configurations of the Mbox Extreme case exist: one case contains two mounting brackets that attach to
the computer and the other contains only foam encasing the computer.
To remove Mac G5 computer with mounting brackets:
Step
1. At rear of case, disconnect all cables from Mac G5 computer.
Step
2. At front of case, remove four 8mm mounting bracket screws.
Step
3. At rear of case, remove four 8mm mounting bracket screws.
Step
4. Carefully slide Mac G5 computer through front of case.
To remove Mac G5 computer with foam-only mounting:
Step
1. At rear of case, disconnect all cables from Mac G5 computer.
Step
2. Carefully slide Mac G5 computer through front of case.
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DMX Channel Mapping
This Appendix contains tables for the combined DMX512 channel map as well as additional
controls such as play modes, tiling, shutter shapes, aspect control, blending control, texture effect,
transitions, and built-in shapes.
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DMX Operation
Channel Mapping
Combined DMX Channel Map
Table A-1: Mbox Extreme Combined DMX Channel Map
Channel
Function
Default
Intensity
0
2
Red
255
3
Green
255
4
Blue
255
Notes
Ambient Light
1
Spot Light 1
5
Intensity
0
6
Red
255
7
Green
255
8
Blue
255
Intensity
0
Spot Light 2
9
10
Red
255
11
Green
255
12
Blue
255
Intensity
0
Spot Light 3
13
14
Red
255
15
Green
255
16
Blue
255
Spot Light 4
17
Intensity
0
18
Red
255
19
Green
255
20
Blue
255
21
Intensity
255
22
Red
255
23
Green
255
24
Blue
255
25
Orbit X course
127
26
Orbit X fine
255
27
Orbit Y course
127
Camera
50
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Orbit Y fine
255
29
Dolly course
127
30
Dolly fine
255
31
Roll course
127
32
Roll fine
33
Spin
127
34
Field of View course
127
35
Field of View fine
255
36
Pitch course
127
37
Pitch fine
255
38
Yaw course
127
39
Yaw fine
255
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Effect 1
0
41
Effect Control 1a
0
42
Effect Control 1b
0
43
Effect 2
0
44
Effect Control 2a
0
45
Effect Control 2b
0
46
Control
0
47
Shape
255
48
Shutter X course
127
See Texture Effects
See Texture Effects
See Control Channels
Shutter
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Shutter X fine
255
50
Shutter Y course
127
51
Shutter Y fine
255
52
Red
0
53
Green
0
54
Blue
0
55
Shutter Scale course
255
56
Shutter Scale fine
255
57
Shutter Edge
0
58
Shutter 1a
0
59
Shutter 1b
0
60
Shutter 2a
0
61
Shutter 2b
0
62
Shutter 3a
0
63
Shutter 3b
0
64
Shutter 4a
0
65
Shutter 4b
0
66
Shutter Rotation
127
See Control Channels
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Keystone
67
Edge Blending Enable
0
68
Keystone X course
127
69
Keystone X fine
255
70
Keystone Y course
127
71
Keystone Y fine
255
72
Tile Mode
0
73
Tile Overlap
0
74
Scale course
255
75
Scale fine
255
76
Edge 1
0
0-9 Narrow, 10-19 Med,
20-255 Wide
See Tiling Modes
Edge blending - Top
77
Edge 2
0
Edge blending - Left
78
Edge 3
0
Edge blending - Bottom
79
Edge 4
0
Edge blending - Right
80
Corner 1 - X
0
81
Corner 1 - Y
0
82
Corner 2 - X
0
83
Corner 2 - Y
0
84
Corner 3 - X
0
85
Corner 3 - Y
0
86
Corner 4- X
0
87
Corner 4- Y
0
88
Keystone Rotation
127
89
Transparency
0
90
X Position course
127
91
X Position fine
255
92
Y Position course
127
93
Y Position fine
255
Object 1 - Texture
52
94
Red
255
95
Green
255
96
Blue
255
97
Z Position course
127
98
Z Position fine
255
99
Scale course
127
100
Scale fine
255
101
Library
0
102
Texture
0
103
Play Mode
0
104
Play Speed
127
105
In Frame course
0
106
In Frame fine
0
107
Out Frame course
255
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Out Frame fine
255
109
Aspect
0
See Aspect Control
110
Blending
255
See Blending Control
111
Effect 1
0
See Texture Effects
112
Effect Control 1a
0
113
Effect Control 1b
0
114
Effect 2
0
115
Effect Control 2a
0
116
Effect Control 2b
0
117
XFade Type
0
118
XFade Timing
0
See Texture Effects
See Transitions
Object 1 - Object
119
Transparency
0
120
Shape Library
0
121
Shape
0
122
Shape XFade Time
0
123
Anim Speed
127
124
X Scale course
127
125
X Scale fine
255
126
Y Scale course
127
127
Y Scale fine
255
128
Z Scale course
127
129
Z Scale fine
255
130
X Rotation course
127
131
X Rotation fine
255
132
Y Rotation course
127
133
Y Rotation fine
255
134
Z Rotation course
127
135
Z Rotation fine
255
136
X Spin
127
137
Y Spin
127
138
Z Spin
127
139
Effect 1
0
140
Effect Control 1a
0
141
Effect Control 1b
0
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Object 2 - Texture
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142
Transparency
0
143
X Position course
127
144
X Position fine
255
145
Y Position course
127
146
Y Position fine
255
147
Red
255
148
Green
255
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Blue
255
150
Z Position course
127
151
Z Position fine
255
152
Scale course
127
153
Scale fine
255
154
Library
0
155
Texture
0
156
Play Mode
0
157
Play Speed
127
158
In Frame course
0
See Play Modes
159
In Frame fine
0
160
Out Frame course
255
161
Out Frame fine
255
162
Aspect
0
See Aspect Control
163
Blending
255
See Blending Control
164
Effect 1
0
See Texture Effects
165
Effect Control 1a
0
166
Effect Control 1b
0
167
Effect 2
0
168
Effect Control 2a
0
169
Effect Control 2b
0
170
XFade Type
0
171
XFade Timing
0
See Texture Effects
See Transitions
Object 2 - Object
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172
Transparency
0
173
Shape Library
0
174
Shape
0
175
Shape XFade Time
0
176
Anim Speed
127
177
X Scale course
127
178
X Scale fine
255
179
Y Scale course
127
180
Y Scale fine
255
181
Z Scale course
127
182
Z Scale fine
255
183
X Rotation course
127
184
X Rotation fine
255
185
Y Rotation course
127
186
Y Rotation fine
255
187
Z Rotation course
127
188
Z Rotation fine
255
189
X Spin
127
190
Y Spin
127
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Z Spin
127
192
Effect 1
0
193
Effect Control 1a
0
194
Effect Control 1b
0
195
Transparency
0
196
X Position course
127
197
X Position fine
255
198
Y Position course
127
199
Y Position fine
255
Object 3- Texture
200
Red
255
201
Green
255
202
Blue
255
203
Z Position course
127
204
Z Position fine
255
205
Scale course
127
206
Scale fine
255
207
Library
0
208
Texture
0
209
Play Mode
0
210
Play Speed
127
211
In Frame course
0
See Play Modes
212
In Frame fine
213
Out Frame course
255
214
Out Frame fine
255
215
Aspect
0
See Aspect Control
216
Blending
255
See Blending Control
217
Effect 1
0
See Texture Effects
218
Effect Control 1a
0
219
Effect Control 1b
0
220
Effect 2
0
221
Effect Control 2a
0
222
Effect Control 2b
0
223
XFade Type
0
224
XFade Timing
0
See Texture Effects
See Transitions
Object 3 - Object
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225
Transparency
0
226
Shape Library
0
227
Shape
0
228
Shape XFade Time
0
229
Anim Speed
127
230
X Scale course
127
231
X Scale fine
255
See Built-In Shapes
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Y Scale course
127
233
Y Scale fine
255
234
Z Scale course
127
235
Z Scale fine
255
236
X Rotation course
127
237
X Rotation fine
255
238
Y Rotation course
127
239
Y Rotation fine
255
240
Z Rotation course
127
241
Z Rotation fine
255
242
X Spin
127
243
Y Spin
127
244
Z Spin
127
245
Effect 1
0
246
Effect Control 1a
0
247
Effect Control 1b
0
248
Transparency
0
249
X Position course
127
250
X Position fine
255
251
Y Position course
127
252
Y Position fine
255
Object 4 - Texture
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253
Red
255
254
Green
255
255
Blue
255
256
Z Position course
127
257
Z Position fine
255
258
Scale course
127
259
Scale fine
255
260
Library
0
261
Texture
0
262
Play Mode
0
263
Play Speed
127
264
In Frame course
0
See Play Modes
265
In Frame fine
266
Out Frame course
255
267
Out Frame fine
255
268
Aspect
0
See Aspect Control
269
Blending
255
See Blending Control
270
Effect 1
0
See Texture Effects
271
Effect Control 1a
0
272
Effect Control 1b
0
273
Effect 2
0
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Effect Control 2a
0
275
Effect Control 2b
0
276
XFade Type
0
277
XFade Timing
0
278
Transparency
0
279
Shape Library
0
280
Shape
0
281
Shape XFade Time
0
282
Anim Speed
127
283
X Scale course
127
284
X Scale fine
255
285
Y Scale course
127
286
Y Scale fine
255
287
Z Scale course
127
288
Z Scale fine
255
289
X Rotation course
127
290
X Rotation fine
255
291
Y Rotation course
127
292
Y Rotation fine
255
293
Z Rotation course
127
294
Z Rotation fine
255
295
X Spin
127
296
Y Spin
127
297
Z Spin
127
298
Effect 1
0
299
Effect Control 1a
0
300
Effect Control 1b
0
301
Transparency
0
302
X Position course
127
303
X Position fine
255
304
Y Position course
127
305
Y Position fine
255
See Transitions
Object 4- Object
See Built-In Shapes
Object 5- Texture
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306
Red
255
307
Green
255
308
Blue
255
309
Z Position course
127
310
Z Position fine
255
311
Scale course
127
312
Scale fine
255
313
Library
0
314
Texture
0
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Play Mode
0
316
Play Speed
127
317
In Frame course
0
318
In Frame fine
319
Out Frame course
255
320
Out Frame fine
255
See Play Modes
321
Aspect
0
See Aspect Control
322
Blending
255
See Blending Control
See Texture Effects
323
Effect 1
0
324
Effect Control 1a
0
325
Effect Control 1b
0
326
Effect 2
0
327
Effect Control 2a
0
328
Effect Control 2b
0
329
XFade Type
0
330
XFade Timing
0
331
Transparency
0
332
Shape Library
0
333
Shape
0
334
Shape XFade Time
0
335
Anim Speed
127
336
X Scale course
127
337
X Scale fine
255
338
Y Scale course
127
339
Y Scale fine
255
340
Z Scale course
127
341
Z Scale fine
255
342
X Rotation course
127
343
X Rotation fine
255
344
Y Rotation course
127
345
Y Rotation fine
255
346
Z Rotation course
127
347
Z Rotation fine
255
348
X Spin
127
349
Y Spin
127
350
Z Spin
127
351
Effect 1
0
352
Effect Control 1a
0
353
Effect Control 1b
0
See Texture Effects
See Transitions
Object 5- Object
58
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Control Channels
Table A-2: Control Channels
*
**
Value
Type
0-9
none
10-19
Version HUD
40-49
Lights/Camera/Shutter/Keystone HUD
50-59
Objects HUD
240
Rescan Media Library*
241
Enable SDI output controls**
250
Quit Application*
251
Shutdown Computer*
252
Restart Computer*
253
Restart Application*
Special commands require that the DMX512 value be held for three seconds, followed by an immediate change to
DMX value 0 without any other values in between.
When the control channel stays at this value for three seconds, the shutter controls are mapped to the SDI Configuration for Shutter Control. The configuration values are stored by the Mbox Extreme application. Change the control
channel value to restore normal shutter functions. Video card gamma works in all full screen modes - not just SDI.
SDI Shutter Control
Table A-3: SDI Configuration for Shutter Control
Shutter Control
SDI Configuration
Shutter 1a
Red Channel Gain
Shutter 1b
Green Channel Gain
Shutter 2a
Blue Channel Gain
Shutter 2b
Black Level
Shutter 3a
Video Card Gamma
Shutter Shapes
Table A-4: Shutter Shapes
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Value
Shape
0-9
Disabled
10-19
Moving Light
Mode
20-29
Leko Mode
30-39
Iris Mode
40-49
Blob Mode
Notes
Separate controls for each end of shutter. If both controls are zero, shutter disappears.
Distance and angle controls. If distance is zero, shutter disappears.
A round Iris. Scale is magnified to enclose the screen. No other controls.
A Bezier curve is drawn touching the midpoints of the rectangle formed by Leko mode.
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Play Modes
Table A-5: Play Modes
Value
Function
0-9
Forward Loop
10-19
Reverse Loop
20-29
Forward Once
30-39
Reverse Once
40-49
Forward Bounce
50-59
Reverse Bounce
60-69
Random
70-79
Forward Once - Restart on In Frame Change
80-89
Scrub - In Frame
90-99
Scrub - Out Frame
Aspect Control
Table A-6: Aspect Control
Value
Mode
0
Square Pixels
1-254
Ratios scaling from 1:4 to 4:1
74
4:3 ratio
104
16:9 ratio
255
Fit to Screen mode
Blending Control
Table A-7: Blending Control
Value
60
Mode
0
No blending or Blend Time = 0
1-255
Variable blend time, as a proportion of the
frame time.
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Tiling Modes
Table A-8: Tiling Modes
Value
Mode
0
Tiling Disabled
1
2x2 - 1of 4
2
2x2 - 2 of 4
3
2x2 - 3 of 4
4
2x2 - 4 of 4
5
3x3 - 1 of 9
6
3x3 - 2 of 9
7
3x3 - 3 of 9
8
3x3 - 4 of 9
9
3x3 - 5 of 9
10
3x3 - 6 of 9
11
3x3 - 7 of 9
12
3x3 - 8 of 9
13
3x3 - 9 of 9
14
4x4 - 1 of 16
15
4x4 - 2 of 16
16
4x4 - 3 of 16
17
4x4 - 4 of 16
18
4x4 - 5 of 16
19
4x4 - 6 of 16
20
4x4 - 7 of 16
21
4x4 - 8 of 16
22
4x4 - 9 of 16
23
4x4 - 10 of 16
24
4x4 - 11 of 16
25
4x4 - 12 of 16
26
4x4 - 13 of 16
27
4x4 - 14 of 16
28
4x4 - 15 of 16
29
4x4 - 16 of 16
Note: Tiling positions are in row major order (rows are filled in order). For example, the 3 x 3
arrangement would look appear in the following order:
123
456
789
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Texture Effects
Table A-9: Texture Effects
Value
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Effect
Description
Control 1
0
None
No effect
1
Monochrome
convert colors to grayscale
amount
2
Sepia Tone
convert colors to sepia tone image
amount
3
Invert
color invert
4
Color Reduce
reduce color space
amount
5
Bright/Contrast
brightness and contrast controls
brightness
6
Saturation
saturation control
saturation
7
Hue
hue adjustment
hue
8
Gamma
gamma adjustment
gamma
9
Exposure
exposure adjustment
exposure
10
Solarize
solarize effect
amount
11
Black & White
convert image to black and white
threshold
12
Black Alpha
dark areas transparent
threshold
13
X-Ray
inverted grayscale
amount
14
Bloom
soften edges, add glow
radius
15
Gloom
dulls highlights radius
intensity
16
Sharpen
increases image detail by sharpening
sharpness
17
Median
reduce noise with median calculation
18
Color Switch
RGB -> RBG/BGR/GBR/GRB
mode
19
Varietal Lines
spread single row over vertical space
row
20
Color Shift
dynamic color shift (sine function)
range
21
Blur
simple/quick image blur
amount
22
Gaussian Blur
more sophisticated / slow blur
amount
23
Circular Screen
circular shaped halftone screen
width
Control 2
contrast
intensity
intensity
speed
sharpness
24
Dot Screen
dot patterned halftone screen
width
angle
25
Line Screen
line patterned halftone screen
width
angle
26
Hatched Screen
hatched patterned halftone screen
width
angle
27
CMYK Screen
color, halftoned screen
width
angle
28
Tiles
image tiling
divisions
29
Circular Crop
circular image crop with edge blur
size
edge
30
Rectangular Crop
rectangular image crop with edge blur
size
edge
31
Mirrors
various mirror modes
mode
32
Horizontal Bars
break image into bars
number
width
33
Vertical Bars
break image into bars
number
width
34
Double Vision
offset image and overlay
x offset
y offset
38
Flicker
dynamic flickering effect
size
speed
39
Shake
dynamic shaking effect
size
speed
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Table A-9: Texture Effects (Continued)
Value
Effect
Description
Control 1
Control 2
40
Wobble
41
Bump Distortion
dynamic wobbling effect
size
speed
bump distortion
radius
scale
42
Hole
Hole distortion
radius
43
Pinch
pinch distortion
radius
44
Torus
torus distortion
width
45
Twirl
twirl distortion
radius
scale
46
Vortex
vortex distortion
radius
angle
47
Lozenge
lozenge distortion
width
48
Edge Work
Black & White conversion
radius
49
Edge Detect
edge detection with color
intensity
50
Crystallize
break up into crystal pattern
radius
51
Pixelate
pixelate image
scale
52
Pointillize
break image into points
radius
53
Kaleidoscope
geometric distortion
angle
54
LED Wall
break up into dots
dot amount
dot size
55
Cartoon
cartoon effect
line width
color reduction
56
White Alpha
white areas transparent
threshold
57
Red Alpha
red areas transparent
threshold
58
Green Alpha
green areas transparent
threshold
59
Blue Alpha
blue areas transparent
threshold
60
White Only
everything but white areas transparent
threshold
61
Red Only
everything but red areas transparent
threshold
62
Green Only
everything but green areas transparent
threshold
63
Blue Only
everything but blue areas transparent
threshold
scale
Transitions
Table A-10: Transitions
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Value
Transition
Description
0
Dissolve
dissolve
1
Dissolve2
dissolve
2
Wipe Right
slightly blended right to left wipe
3
Wipe Down
slightly blended top to bottom wipe
4
Wipe Diagonal
slightly blended diagonal wipe
5
Wash Right
more blended right to left
6
Wash Down more
blended top to bottom
7
Wash Diagonal
more blended diagonal
8
White Right
blended white stripe left to right
9
White Down
blended white stripe top to bottom
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Value
Transition
Description
10
White Diagonal
blended white stripe diagonal
11
Through Black
fade to black and back in
12
Through White
fade to white and back in
13
Through Red
fade to red and back in
14
Bright First
transition by brightness of new image
15
Dark First
transition by darkness of new image
16
Dots
fade with small dots
17
Big Dots
fade with big dots
18
Burst white
star burst transition
19
Flash white
flash transition
20
Slow Dissolve
dissolve that comes in more slowly
21
Slower Dissolve
dissolve that comes in even more slowly
22
Rotate Left
simple 3D rotate effect
23
Rotate Right
simple 3D rotate effect
24
Rotate Up
simple 3D rotate effect
25
Rotate Down
simple 3D rotate effect
26
Rotate Center Vertical
simple 3D rotate effect
27
Rotate Center Horizontal
simple 3D rotate effect
28
Zoom Out
zoom out and back in
29
Zoom In
zoom in and back out
30
Horizontal Bars
10 horizontal bars, hard edge
31
Horizontal Bars + Blend
10 horizontal bars, blended edge
32
Vertical Bars
10 vertical bars, hard edge
33
Vertical Bars + Blend
10 vertical bard, blended edge
34
Circle Center
circle out from center
35
Circle Center + Blend
circle out from center, blended edge
36
Concentric Circles
circles out from center, blended edges
37
Push Right
new image pushes in left to right
38
Push Left
new image pushes in right to left
39
Push Down
new image pushes in top to bottom
40
Push Up
new image pushes in bottom to top
255
Object Fade
fade out on current object, fade in on new object
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Built-In Shapes
Table A-11: Built-In Shapes
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Library
Value
Shape
0
0
Background Mode
0
1
Sphere
0
2
Cube
0
3
Plane
0
4
Cylinder
0
5
Torus
0
6
Teapot
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Reference Charts
This Appendix contains profiles and channel mapping which will be useful when patching the
Mbox Extreme Media Server to specific types of control consoles. A list of all available Effects
and Transitions is also included.
• Virtuoso® Console
• Miscellaneous
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Virtuoso Profiles and Channel Map
Table B-1: Virtuoso Light Channel Map
Channel
Function
Default
1
Intensity
0
2
Red
255
3
Green
255
4
Blue
255
Table B-2: Virtuoso Camera Channel Map
Channel
Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
1
2
Intensity
255
Intensity
Red
255
Color3
3
Green
255
Color2
4
Blue
255
Color1
5-6
Orbit X
32767
Pan
7-8
Orbit Y
32767
Tilt
9-10
Dolly
32767
Beam
11-12
Roll
32767
Edge
13
Spin
127
Zoom
14-15
Field Of View
32767
Shutter
16-17
Pitch
32767
Prism
18-19
Yaw
32767
Prism Index
20
Effect1
0
Rotating Gobo
21
Effect Control 1a
0
Gobo Index
22
Effect Control 1b
0
Shift-Gobo Index
23
Effect 2
0
Effects Wheel
24
Effect Control 2a
0
Effects Index
25
Effect Control 2b
0
Shift-Effects Index
26
Control
0
Misc1
0-9
none
Control
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10-19
Version HUD
20-29
Performance HUD
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Table B-2: Virtuoso Camera Channel Map (Continued)
Channel
Function
30-39
FPS Display
40-49
Lights/Camera/Shutter/Keystone HUD
50-59
Objects HUD
200
DEBUG ONLY: Trace Dump
240
Rescan Media Library
241
Enable SDI output controls
250
Quit Application
251
Shutdown Computer
252
Restart Computer
253
Restart Application
Default
Virtuoso Control
Table B-3: Virtuoso Shutter Channel Mapping
Channel
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Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
1
Shape
255
Intensity
2
Shutter X
32767
Pan
3
Shutter X
4
Shutter Y
32767
Tilt
5
Shutter Y
6
Red
0
Color3
7
Green
0
Color2
8
Blue
0
Color1
32767
Zoom
9
Shutter Scale
10
Shutter Scale
11
Shutter Edge
0
Edge
12
Shutter 1a
0
Framing
13
Shutter 1b
0
Framing
14
Shutter 2a
0
Framing
15
Shutter 2b
0
Framing
16
Shutter 3a
0
Framing
17
Shutter 3b
0
Framing
18
Shutter 4a
0
Framing
19
Shutter 4b
0
Framing
20
Shutter Rotation
127
Framing
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Table B-4: Virtuoso Keystone Channel Mapping
Channel
Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
1
Enable
255
Intensity
2
Keystone X
32767
Pan
3
Keystone X
4
Keystone Y
32767
Tilt
5
Keystone Y
6
Tile Mode
0
Rotating Gobo
7
Tile Overlap
0
Gobo Index
8
Scale
65536
Zoom
9
Scale
10
Edge1
0
Prism Index
11
Edge2
0
Edge
12
Edge3
0
Prism
13
Edge4
0
Beam
14
Corner 1 - X
0
Framing
15
Corner 1 - Y
0
Framing
16
Corner 2- X
0
Framing
17
Corner 2- Y
0
Framing
18
Corner 3- X
0
Framing
19
Corner 3- Y
0
Framing
20
Corner 4- X
0
Framing
21
Corner 4- Y
0
Framing
22
Keystone Rotation
127
Framing
Table B-5: Virtuoso Object 2D Channel Mapping
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Channel
Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
1
Transparency
0
Intensity
2
X Position
32767
Pan
3
X Position
4
Y Position
32767
Tilt
5
Y Position
6
Red
255
Color3
7
Green
255
Color2
8
Blue
255
Color1
9
Z Position
32767
Frost
10
Z Position
11
Scale
32767
Zoom
0
Shift-Gobo Wheel
12
Scale
13
Library
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Table B-5: Virtuoso Object 2D Channel Mapping (Continued)
Channel
Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
14
Texture
0
Gobo Wheel
15
Play Mode
0
Shift-Edge
16
Play Speed
127
Edge
17
In Frame
0
Prism
18
In Frame
65535
Prism Index
19
Out Frame
20
Out Frame
21
Aspect
0
Shutter
22
Blending
255
Beam
23
Effect1
0
Rotating Gobo
24
Effect Control 1a
0
Gobo Index
25
Effect Control 1b
0
Shift-Gobo Index
26
Effect 2
0
Effects Wheel
27
Effect Control 2a
0
Effects Index
28
Effect Control 2b
0
Shift-Effects Index
29
XFade Type
0
Misc1
30
XFade Timing
0
Gobo Wheel Timing
Play Modes
0-9
forward loop
10-19
reverse loop
20-29
forward once
30-39
reverse once
40-49
forward bounce
50-59
reverse bounce
60-69
random
70-79
forward once - restart on in
frame change
80-89
scrub - in frame
90-99
scrub - out frame
Table B-6: Virtuoso Object DMX Mapping
Channel
0 2. 9 8 0 0. 0 0 01
Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
1
Trasparency
0
Intensity
2
Shape Library
0
Shift-Gobo Wheel
3
Shape
0
Gobo Wheel
4
Shape XFade Timing
0
Gobo Wheel Timing
5
Anim Speed
127
Rotating Gobo
6
X Scale
32767
Color1
7
X Scale
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Table B-6: Virtuoso Object DMX Mapping (Continued)
Channel
Function
Default
Virtuoso Control
8
Y Scale
32767
Color2
9
Y Scale
10
Z Scale
32767
Color3
32767
Beam
32767
Edge
32767
Zoom
Shutter
11
Z Scale
12
X Rotation
13
X Rotation
14
Y Rotation
15
Y Rotation
16
Z Rotation
17
Z Rotation
18
X Spin
127
19
Y Spin
127
Prism
20
Z Spin
127
Prism Index
21
Effect 1
0
Effects Wheel
22
Effect Control 1a
0
Effects Index
23
Effect Control 1b
0
Shift-Effects Index
Table B-7: Virtuoso Mbox Extreme Starting Address
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Function
DMX Address
Light - Ambient
1
Light - Spot 1
5
Light - Spot 2
9
Light - Spot 3
13
Light - Spot 4
17
Camera
21
Shutter
47
Keystone
67
Object 1
89
Object 2
142
Object 3
195
Object 4
248
Object 5
301
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Miscellaneous
Effects and Transitions
The following tables provide a complete list of effects and transitions. Where applicable, the userconfigurable parameters are defined.
Texture Effects
Table B-8: Texture Effects
0 2. 9 8 0 0. 0 0 01
Value
Effect
Description
Control 1
0
None
No effect
1
Monochrome
convert colors to grayscale
amount
2
Sepia Tone
convert colors to sepia tone image
amount
3
Invert
color invert
4
Color Reduce
reduce color space
amount
5
Bright/Contrast
brightness and contrast controls
brightness
6
Saturation
saturation control
saturation
7
Hue
hue adjustment
hue
8
Gamma
gamma adjustment
gamma
9
Exposure
exposure adjustment
exposure
10
Solarize
solarize effect
amount
11
Black & White
convert image to black and white
threshold
12
Black Alpha
dark areas transparent
threshold
13
X-Ray
inverted grayscale
amount
14
Bloom
soften edges, add glow
radius
15
Gloom
dulls highlights radius
intensity
16
Sharpen
increases image detail by sharpening
sharpness
17
Median
reduce noise with median calculation
18
Color Switch
RGB -> RBG/BGR/GBR/GRB
mode
19
Varietal Lines
spread single row over vertical space
row
20
Color Shift
dynamic color shift (sine function)
range
Control 2
contrast
intensity
intensity
speed
21
Blur
simple/quick image blur
amount
22
Gaussian Blur
more sophisticated / slow blur
amount
23
Circular Screen
circular shaped halftone screen
width
sharpness
24
Dot Screen
dot patterned halftone screen
width
angle
25
Line Screen
line patterned halftone screen
width
angle
26
Hatched Screen
hatched patterned halftone screen
width
angle
27
CMYK Screen
color, halftoned screen
width
angle
28
Tiles
image tiling
divisions
29
Circular Crop
circular image crop with edge blur
size
edge
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Table B-8: Texture Effects
Value
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Effect
Description
Control 1
Control 2
30
Rectangular Crop
rectangular image crop with edge blur
size
edge
31
Mirrors
various mirror modes
mode
32
Horizontal Bars
break image into bars
number
width
33
Vertical Bars
break image into bars
number
width
34
Double Vision
offset image and overlay
x offset
y offset
38
Flicker
dynamic flickering effect
size
speed
39
Shake
dynamic shaking effect
size
speed
40
Wobble
dynamic wobbling effect
size
speed
41
Bump Distortion
bump distortion
radius
scale
42
Hole
Hole distortion
radius
43
Pinch
pinch distortion
radius
scale
44
Torus
torus distortion
width
45
Twirl
twirl distortion
radius
scale
46
Vortex
vortex distortion
radius
angle
47
Lozenge
lozenge distortion
width
48
Edge Work
Black & White conversion
radius
49
Edge Detect
edge detection with color
intensity
50
Crystallize
break up into crystal pattern
radius
51
Pixelate
pixelate image
scale
52
Pointillize
break image into points
radius
53
Kaleidoscope
geometric distortion
angle
54
LED Wall
break up into dots
dot amount
dot size
55
Cartoon
cartoon effect
line width
color reduction
56
White Alpha
white areas transparent
threshold
57
Red Alpha
red areas transparent
threshold
58
Green Alpha
green areas transparent
threshold
59
Blue Alpha
blue areas transparent
threshold
60
White Only
everything but white areas transparent
threshold
61
Red Only
everything but red areas transparent
threshold
62
Green Only
everything but green areas transparent
threshold
63
Blue Only
everything but blue areas transparent
threshold
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Transitions
Table B-9: Transitions
Value
0 2. 9 8 0 0. 0 0 01
Transition
Description
0
Dissolve
dissolve
1
Dissolve2
dissolve
2
Wipe Right
slightly blended right to left wipe
3
Wipe Down
slightly blended top to bottom wipe
4
Wipe Diagonal
slightly blended diagonal wipe
5
Wash Right
more blended right to left
6
Wash Down more
blended top to bottom
7
Wash Diagonal
more blended diagonal
8
White Right
blended white stripe left to right
9
White Down
blended white stripe top to bottom
10
White Diagonal
blended white stripe diagonal
11
Through Black
fade to black and back in
12
Through White
fade to white and back in
13
Through Red
fade to red and back in
14
Bright First
transition by brightness of new image
15
Dark First
transition by darkness of new image
16
Dots
fade with small dots
17
Big Dots
fade with big dots
18
Burst white
star burst transition
19
Flash white
flash transition
20
Slow Dissolve
dissolve that comes in more slowly
21
Slower Dissolve
dissolve that comes in even more slowly
22
Rotate Left
simple 3D rotate effect
23
Rotate Right
simple 3D rotate effect
24
Rotate Up
simple 3D rotate effect
25
Rotate Down
simple 3D rotate effect
26
Rotate Center Vertical
simple 3D rotate effect
27
Rotate Center Horizontal
simple 3D rotate effect
28
Zoom Out
zoom out and back in
29
Zoom In
zoom in and back out
30
Horizontal Bars
10 horizontal bars, hard edge
31
Horizontal Bars + Blend
10 horizontal bars, blended edge
32
Vertical Bars
10 vertical bars, hard edge
33
Vertical Bars + Blend
10 vertical bard, blended edge
34
Circle Center
circle out from center
35
Circle Center + Blend
circle out from center, blended edge
36
Concentric Circles
circles out from center, blended edges
37
Push Right
new image pushes in left to right
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Table B-9: Transitions
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Value
Transition
Description
38
Push Left
new image pushes in right to left
39
Push Down
new image pushes in top to bottom
40
Push Up
new image pushes in bottom to top
255
Object Fade
fade out on current object, fade in on new object
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