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PXL System User Manual
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Table of Contents
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Introduction
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Safety Information
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1. PXL System Overview
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2. C-series Tile
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2.1 Tile Overview
2.2 Installation Guidlines
2.3 Assembly & Mounting
2.3.1 Latches
2.3.2 Latch Adjustment
2.3.3 Center Mount
2.3.4 L-Bracket
2.4 Rigging Hardware
2.4.1 Stacked C-series Tiles
2.4.1.1 C-series Foot Support (430-0256)
2.4.1.2 C-series Pipe Clamp (430-0252)
2.4.2 Hanging C-series Tiles
2.4.2.1 Universal Header (430-0247) Detail
2.4.2.2 Universal Footer (430-0254) Detail
2.5 Power & Data Distribution
2.5.1 Tile Status Indicator
Notes: Beaufort Scale
Notes: C-series Color
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3. Helix P1
3.1 Installation Guidelines
3.2 Helix System Overview
3.2.1 Basic System Info
3.2.2 Helix P1 Pixel String Overview
3.2.3 PXL Node Box Overview
3.3 Power & Data Distribution
3.3.1 Power & Data Overivew
3.3.2 Power Input
3.3.3 PXL Node Status Indicator
3.3.4 Pixel Extension Cables
3.4 Helix P1 Assembly & Mounting
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4. Vizomo
4.1 Vizomo Quick Start Guides
4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
4.1.4 Mapping
4.1.5 Licensing
4.1.6 Adding and Playing Media
4.1.7 Capturing Video
4.1.8 Troubleshooting Choppy Video
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4.2 General Overview
4.2.1 Key Features
4.2.2 Safety Information
4.2.3 Hardware Overview
4.2.4 Power Up
4.3 Configuration and Operation
4.3.1 Vizomo Configuration
4.3.1.1 Software Installation
4.3.1.2 Vizomo Controller Overview
4.3.1.3 Blueprints
4.3.1.4 System Settings
4.3.1.5 Mapping
4.3.2 Video Mixer
4.3.2.1 Windowing
Appendix A: Specifications
Appendix B: Video File Encoding
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5. Power and Data Distribution
5.0 Warnings
5.1 Hookup with a PXL Switch
5.2 PXL Switch Overview
5.3 Hookup with a PDB-5
5.4 PDB-5 Overview
5.5 PDB-5 Input & Output
5.2 Cables & Connectors
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6. RasterMAPPER
6.1 Software Installation
6.2 Basic Workflow
6.3 RasterMAPPER QuickStart Guides
6.3.1 Mapping
6.3.2 Enumeration
6.3.3 Calibration
6.4 UI Overview
6.4.1 Mode Selection
6.4.2 Map Editing
6.5 Mapping
6.5.1 Canvas
6.5.2 Mapping Inspectors
6.5.3 Sequencing
6.5.4 Map Save/Open
6.5.5 Advanced Fixture Options
6.6 Processor Control
6.6.1 Processor List
6.6.2 Setup Inspectors
6.6.3 webUI
6.7 Software Update
Appendix A: Notes
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Introduction . 1
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Introduction
revised 3/14/2013 6:34:47 PM
Welcome to the PXL System manual. An overview of the complete system is given in Chapter 1, subsequent chapters provide greater detail on individual
components.
Version 4.6 Release Notes
Vizomo:
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Support Barco PXL brightness sensor
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Added C11 brightness boost
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Further improved quality of scaled images
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Reverted improved gamma control
RasterMAPPER:
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4.6 compatibility
See the change log for previous revision history.
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Safety Information
WARNING
Read the installation instructions before connecting the system to the power source.
Attention: Avant de brancher le système sur la source d’alimentation, consulter les directives d’installation.
Warnung: Vor dem Anschließen des Systems an die Stromquelle die Installationsanweisungen lesen.
Safety Guidelines for Human Eyes
WARNING
The panels shall be mounted 15-20 meter from the viewing place, depending on the configuration.
Lamp may pose a hazard even for momentary or brief exposure. Remove power before servicing. No servicing or maintenance with power to the LEDs
switched on.
A warning label shall be added to the tile and in the manual stating the risk and how to avoid the risk.
WARNING
Use caution when viewing LEDs directly if driven at high current, which may greatly increase the hazard to your eyes. (IEC62471)
Electrical Safety Guidelines
DANGER
Risk of electrical shock. No user-serviceable parts inside.
Observe all applicable electrical codes.
The power outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
WARNING
Do not hot plug any cables. Damage to the connector pins may occur. Resulting damage is not covered under warranty.
Unit shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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1. PXL System Overview
The PXL System is a family of components that consists of LED display devices, image processing, and data distribution. The following diagram provides a basic overview of how PXL is distributed.
The Vizomo processor receives video data in a standard format such as DVI or SDI, and converts it to a special data format that may be used by the LED displays. This data is distributed over a star or
hub style network to short daisy chains of the display components. By limiting the amount of data being forwarded through each daisy-chained LED display device the complexity of the devices is
minimized, this results in low power consumption and passively cooled displays. To split the data stream, PXL switches are needed. Each of these topics is covered in detail in the remaining chapters of
this guide.
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2. C-series Tile
The C-series tile is the primary building block of a modular system that may be used to construct large format video displays with arbitrary shapes. With
resolutions in the range of 7-16mm pixel pitch, C-series tiles are suited to a wide variety of indoor and outdoor rental and architectural applications.
The remainder of this chapter covers installation guidelines for C-series tiles.
C8v Tile:
The City of Dreams Macau pylon consists of 749 C8v tiles per side, illustrating how C-series tiles can be used to create a circular video display.
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2.1 Tile Overview
C-series tiles are latched together along their edges to create large LED video displays with arbitrary shapes. Once a display shape has been decided
upon, the display may be hung or attached to floor mounts for temporary rental applications, or permanently affixed to secondary steel in an architectural
installation.
Horizontally curved C-series displays may be created with radii varying from 4m convex to -10m concave. Please contact your Barco project manager for
further details.
C-series tiles are attached to truss or floor-mounts using header and footer blocks, as shown in the following figure. See sections 2.4 Assembly &
Mounting and 2.5 Rigging Hardware & Methods.
Video data is provided to C-series tiles by a Vizomo LED processor, distributed through a PXL network. See chapters 4. Vizomo and 5. Power and Data
Distribution.
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2.2 Installation Guidlines
Rigging & Mounting Guidelines
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C11 and C8v C-series tiles have an IP66 rating and are suitable for use in most indoor and outdoor installations except where water immersion
could occur. This conforms to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60529.
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The C7 tiles have an IP50 rating and are suitable for indoor use only.
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Use caution when installing the display. C-series tiles weigh 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)/tile.
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Ensure rigging hardware is able to handle the weight of the entire C-series system with appropriate safety factors.
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External rigging hardware must be properly installed prior to hanging C-series tiles.
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Do not hang more than 25 C-series tiles (10 m) tall with the integral rigging hardware.
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When rigging observe the maximum number of panels that can be hung or floor supported.
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Displays >10 m tall require an auxiliary frame system not supplied by Barco.
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Handle is intended for carrying a single tile only. Do not use for safety, tie-off, climbing, or lifting.
Power
Observe the following power guidelines when setting up your C-series display.
The table below indicates min/max power consumption.
Fixture
Max power
consumed @
full white
Minimum
power
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black
Maxiumum
Brightness
C7
100 watts
12 watts
2000 nits
C11
85 watts
12 watts
5000 nits
C8v
55 watts
12 watts
8000 nits
When running typical video content, the duty cycle (average power consumption) is about 30% of
maximum. See chapter 5 for more details on maximum daisy chain power consumption limits for PDB-5 and break-in cables.
NOTE
For installations where a residual current device (RCD) or similar device will be used on the mains power to the display, please take into account that Cseries tiles have an earth leakage of 85 micro-amps per tile.
Data
Observe the following data limits when setting up your C-series display.
Max panels per
Fixture PDB-5 or switch
output
Max Panels
per Vizomo
output
Max Panels
per Vizomo
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C7
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C11
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720
C8v
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1200
Temperature
C-series installations must take into account the operating temperature of the tiles. The ambient operating temperature for a C-series tile is -20°C to 45°C.
NOTE
C-series tiles have an internal temperature sensor that shuts down the tile’s output (brightness is set to 0) when internal temperature is too high. The
brightness will return to normal when the internal temperature has cooled sufficiently.
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DANGER
Risk of electrical shock. No user-serviceable parts inside.
Observe all applicable electrical codes.
The power outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
Do not hot plug any cables. Damage to the connector pins may occur. Resulting damage is not covered under warranty.
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2.3 Assembly & Mounting
The rear of a C-series tile contains the rigging hardware necessary for temporary hanging or stacking in a staging application, as well as hardware for
permanent installation in an architectural setting.
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Carrying handle. Folds away when not in use.
Latch hook and lever. Locks multiple C-series tiles together.
Power & data input. Combined AC power & data input via black PXL Cable socket.
Center mount point with rotary latch. Attaches to secondary steel for fixed or architectural installations.
Latch catch receiver. Accepts the latch hook for locking multiple tiles together.
Radius adjustment dowel. Interchangeable pin available in differing angles to enable horizontally curved installations.
Breather valve. Allows air to breath through waterproof, gas-permeable membrane. One valve on each side of tile.
Power & data output. Combined AC power & data output via white PXL Cable socket.
Tile status indicator. Color indicates tile status.
WARNING
Do not hang more than 25 panels (10 m) tall with the integral rigging hardware.
No lifting point should support more than 100 tiles (1433 lb / 650 kg).
When using light duty headers, refer to Appendix 5, Light Duty Rigging Info to calculate the maximum number of panels.
Displays >10 m tall require an auxiliary frame system not supplied by Barco.
Failure to equalize the load among all pickup points could result in serious injury.
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2.3.1 Latches
There are a total of 8 integrated locking components on each tile as shown below; 4 latches and 4 catches.
The photo below illustrates the optimal position of the handle and hook to allow for easy connection to other tiles.
With the hook in this position and your thumbs slightly pushing on the open handle, you can hang one tile on another, then lock the tiles together.
How to Lock C-series Tiles Together
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Start with the latch fully open. Align the Cseries tiles so the latch of one aligns with
the catch of the other.
Place the latch hook in the
catch. Ensure sure the hook is
fully seated.
Push the handle towards the
catch.
Ensure the hook is fully locked
in the catch and that the safety
is engaged.
CAUTION
Use light finger pressure when latching the tile. Do not force the lock handle. If resistance is felt as you lock the tiles, open the handle, ensure the hook is
fully seated, check for proper alignment, and try again.
How to Unlock C-series Tiles
Push and hold the safety catch as you begin Continue pulling the handle open.
to pull the handle away from the tile.
Ensure the handle is all the way open so the
hook is fully disengaged from the catch.
CAUTION
When mounting C-series units together, ensure the latches are fully engaged in the catch and lock in place before releasing the C-series tile from your grip.
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2.3.2 Latch Adjustment
The latches on a C-series tile can be adjusted to provide optimal connection between tiles.
This adjustment moves the hook closer to or farther from the edge of the adjacent tile.
The adjustment screws are located under the latch handle and require a 2mm hex key.
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2.3.3 Center Mount
Center Mount Detail
The center mount is used for attachment of vertical braces.
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2.3.4 L-Bracket
In addition to the Center Mount there are two M10 threaded holes in the back of each C-series tile that may be used for permanent mounting or attaching
other accessories.
The two threaded holes are located underneath the Center Mount.
Removing the Center Mount Socket
Use of the L-bracket require the removal of the center mount socket from the rear of the tile as described in the following steps.
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Place the tile on a flat surface, protecting the front of the tile from damage to the LEDs.
Remove the 5 screws from the retaining ring.
Remove the retaining ring and locking ring.
Installing the L-Bracket
The L-bracket mounts to the back of a C-series tile via 2x M10 threaded inserts.
Use M10-16 (16mm long) bolts only.
The torque specification for this M10-16 bolt is 16.9 N-m.
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The L-bracket allows adjustability along the X and Y axis. To allow for Z axis adjustment the holes to which the L-bracket is attached should also be slotted
as shown below:
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CAUTION
Use M10-16 bolts for the threaded mounting holes on the back of the C-series tile. Longer lengths will cause damage to the tile. Resulting damage is not
covered under warranty.
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2.4 Rigging Hardware
A variety of rigging hardware is available for deploying C-series displays.
Headers are used for suspending displays from overhead, while feet are used for to create floor standing or "stacked" installations. Vertical pipe or truss
are used to provide structure in stacked and heavy duty hanging configurations.
DANGER
The user must accept responsibility for the correct application of products and methods based on local conditions.
Never exceed the working load limits.
Avoid shock loads.
Inspect products regularly.
If you are not sure of the proper use of a product consult with a rigging professional.
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2.4.1 Stacked C-series Tiles
This page illustrates a example of a stacked C-series system. Before placing an order for rigging equipment consult with a Barco representative to evaluate your specific
needs.
WARNING
Vertical bracing for C-series tiles is for Z axis loading only. X and Y axis loads are carried by the C-series tiles themselves.
Example stacked system:
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NOTES
1 - "C-series Foot Support" 430-0256 required every 3 columns (up to 8 tiles high)
1 - "C-series Foot Support" 430-0256 required every 2 columns (for 9 or 10 tiles high)
1 - "Universal Foot Mount" 430-0254 required for each foot support
1 - "Offset Center Mount" 430-0252 required at each truss every 3rd tile
Assembly should not span more than 3 tiles between supports
Max height is 10 tiles max wind load is 20 mph (see Appendix A: Beaufort Scale)
Should be assembled with tile in middle of support
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2.4.1.1 C-series Foot Support (430-0256)
Top View:
Side View:
Dimensions are in inches.
NOTES
• SUPPORT OF C-SERIES LED WALL 10 TILE MAX COLUMN HEIGHT
• 1 FOOT SUPPORT REQUIRED EVERY 3 COLUMNS
• 20 MPH MAX WIND RATING - DO NOT EXCEED (see Appendix A: Beaufort Scale)
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2.4.1.2 C-series Pipe Clamp (430-0252)
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Chesebrough clamp - Truss mounting hardware
C-series center mount
Center mount safety key
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2.4.2 Hanging C-series Tiles
This page illustrates an example of a hanging C-series system. Before placing an order for rigging equipment consult with a Barco representative to evaluate your
specific needs.
NOTES:
• One Universal Header supports max 25 tiles in height.
• Based on application, lateral support may be needed.
• Installation parameters should also be taken into account when determining the number of headers to use.
Examples:
6 high display would need header every 4th column (do not span more than 3 columns between headers)
10 high column would need header every-other column
13+ high display would need header every column
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2.4.2.1 Universal Header (430-0247) Detail
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Machined 'Universal Header' chassis
Chesebrough clamp - Truss mounting hardware
Disk spring assembly - Load distribution mechanism
Latch Catch - Socket for locking C-series panels to header.
DANGER
Do not hang more than 25 panels (10 m) tall with the integral rigging hardware.
No lifting point should support more than 100 tiles (1411 lb / 640 kg).
Failure to equalize the load among all pickup points could result in serious injury.
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2.4.2.2 Universal Footer (430-0254) Detail
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Machined 'Universal Footer' chassis
Chesebrough clamp - Truss mounting hardware
Clamp and clamp adjust assembly
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2.5 Power & Data Distribution
The C-series tiles receive power and data over a single daisy-chained PXL cable with color-coded male and female connectors. The length of the daisychain depends on the tile type - higher resolution tiles require shorter daisy-chains as discussed in chapter 5. Power and Data Distribution.
Connectors on the back of a tile are color-coded as follows:
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White PXL Connector = Power & Data Out
When interconnecting C-series tiles, always attach the black PXL cable plug to the black PXL tile socket and the white PXL cable plug to the white PXL tile
socket.
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2.5.1 Tile Status Indicator
The colored status indicator located on the back of the C-series tile allows you to easily monitor the state of each tile.
Off
No Power (Note: the status indicator remains black for a few seconds when the tile is first powered on)
Optional. Operating normally in stealth mode, when the green "normal operation" indicator may interfere with the look of the back of the wall.
Off
In this mode, other states will still light up with the colors listed below. To enable stealth mode, the setting
system.output.pxl.disable_status_indicator must be set to true on the Vizomo processor.
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Tile is powering up
Magenta Tile has booted, but not yet receiving data
Orange Top or bottom data link is working properly
Blue
Both data links are working properly
Green
Video data is being received (normal operation)
Flashing
Error
Red
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Notes: Beaufort Scale
The following table is used as a reference for wind speed calculations throughout this guide.1
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Beaufort scale, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beaufort_scale&oldid=303100822 (last visited July 20, 2009).
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The names "storm" and "hurricane" on the Beaufort scale refer only to wind strength, and do not necessarily mean that other severe weather (for
instance, a thunderstorm or tropical cyclone) is present.
To avoid confusion, strong wind warnings will often speak of e.g. "hurricane-force winds".
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Notes: C-series Color
Additive Color Mixing
Like TVs and computer screens, each pixel of a C-series display emits light. Because the LED pixels emit light, different colors are created additively; that
is, the color of each pixel is created by mixing one or more primary colors together. This is in contrast with printed or painted images, which reflect light
from a surface and use a subtractive color model. In the additive model, the three primary colors for human vision are defined to be red, green, and blue.
By mixing together each component in different amounts, different hues and intensities can be produced. For example, mixing red and green in equal
amounts produces a yellow color. Keeping the ratio of red to green equal and varying their intensity together allows different brightnesses of yellow to be
made.
Additive Color:
A C-series screen takes advantage of additive color mixing by grouping three or more differently colored LEDs to form a pixel. Each LED can then be set to
a corresponding brightness to provide the required color mix.
Luminance Correction
Understanding LED light output is an important factor for creating precise colours. Not all LEDs are created equally, and have many characteristics
controlling both the emitted color and intensity. This is further complicated by how the human eye actually perceives the emitted light. For example, at equal
intensities, green LEDs typically appear much brighter than red or blue LEDs as the human eye is more sensitive to green. This means that illuminating red
and green LEDs equally does not generate yellow as expected, as the sensitivity bias of the human eye towards green would result in a yellowish shade
of green.
These luminance differences are compensated for by adjusting the LED brightnesses accordingly. This allows for LEDs within a pixel to mix correctly, and
neighboring pixels to appear as if they have the same brightness.
Think of it as mixing paint. Where one bucket has a much stronger color than the other. i.e. you need more from the red bucket than the green bucket to get
yellow.
Defining Color
What is yellow? Is yellow the color of sunshine when seen through a low morning fog on a cold Sunday morning? Perhaps yellow is the color of Daffodils
that line a nearby stream as it meanders through a calm meadow. While somewhat poetic nether of those help us define what yellow actually is.
Fortunately, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) mathematically defined the ‘CIE 1931 XYZ color space’. Using this model we can define all
visible colors.
So, now we can compare thee to a summer’s day... Yellow is as lovely as x=0.42, y=0.51.
Ahem.
CIE 1931 diagram with sRGB gamut:
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The CIE 1931 XYZ color space lies within a horseshoe shaped locus on a two dimensional coordinate system. Points within the color space are uniquely
defined with both an x and a y coordinate. These two values make up the "address" for a particular color. To find the yellow color referred to above,
locate the intersection of x=0.42 and y=0.51 on the chart. This also works in reverse where the coordinate of any color can be determined by locating the
color in the space, and then reading off the x and y values of that color.
Displaying True Color
These chromaticity coordinates allow us to define each color that we want to display. However, before we can begin to display a color we must define
the actual colors we have from the LEDs in the C-series panels. Due to the variability in manufacturing tolerances and availability of dyes used to create
LEDs, red, green, and blue LEDs are never going to perfectly match the CIE coordinates for true red, green, and blue. In order to create a color space that
the C-series panel can display, each LED panel is measured by a specialized camera. This information allows the Vizomo processor to later compensate
with the correct combinations of actual LED source colors that are needed to hit our true CIE target colors.
If you look closely at a C-series panel displaying the color yellow you will notice that the red, green, and blue LEDs are all on at various intensities. Why
blue? The three primary colors, red, green, and blue, form a triangle on the CIE color chart. A contribution from each point of the triangle is needed to
achieve a target color within the space. Colors along the edge of the triangle may be created by only mixing the two colors at the ends of that edge, and
for each red, green, and blue primary, only that color contributes.
Our LED source color coordinates are fixed. We can only show a target color by adjusting (up or down) the brightness of our source colors. If we want a
less red color we can either turn red down or both green and blue up.
To create true yellow, choosing a point between red and green is not enough. We must also apply some blue to pull the point down a bit in the triangle and
reach the required target.
Similarly, if you create a pure red image on your computer you may see non red LEDs turn on when displayed on a color corrected LED screen. This is
because red LEDs are not the same color as pure red in CIE coordinates. As such, the color correction is compensating by adjusting the output to match
the color of the input.
Viewing True Color
In the discussion above, the additive color model was used to determine what quantities of the primary colors were needed to produce a specified color.
To follow this model correctly, each primary color should be mixed optically. That is, the light generated by each primary color should be mixed so that they
overlap, and no amount of closer examination should be able to separate one from the other. An example of this would be taking three primary colored
lamps and projecting them onto a surface, where they mix.
To simplify their design, most direct view display devices such as CRTs, LCD and plasma panels, and LED displays, all place primary colored sub-pixels
side by side, rather than mixing them into one dot per pixel. By shrinking the geometric size of the sub pixels (the individual color components) and placing
them close enough together, at a specified viewing distance the eye can no longer resolve the individual sub pixels in space, and it blurs or fuses them
together into one pixel. This is called color convergence.
C-series displays are designed to be viewed from a much larger distance than a TV or computer monitor, and as such, the minimum distance necessary
for color convergence to occur is much larger. Because of the ease at which C-series displays can be closer, it may appear as though the colors don't
look right when viewed from this distance. For example, as mentioned before, to display a specified "pure" red may require mixing in a small amount of blue
or green, depending on the chromaticity coordinate of the red sub-pixel being used. Observing this "pure" color from less than the minimum viewing
distance may seem incorrect, as the blue and green LEDs will clearly be illuminated. However, moving further away until color convergence is achieved
will resolve this issue.
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3.1 Installation Guidelines
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Helix P1 pixel strings have an IP66 rating and are suitable for use in most indoor and outdoor installations except where water immersion could
occur. This conforms to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60529.
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Helix PXL Node Boxes have an IP65 rating and are suitable for use in most indoor and outdoor installations except where water immersion could
occur. This conforms to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60529.
Power Guidelines
DANGER
Risk of electrical shock. No user-serviceable parts inside.
Observe all applicable electrical codes.
The power outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
Do not hot plug any cables. Damage to the connector pins may occur. Resulting damage is not covered under warranty.
Observe the following power guidelines when setting up your Helix P1 display:
Max current draw of one PXL Node with four (4) P1 pixels strings is 0.5A @ 200-240VAC 50/60Hz.
Maximum # of PXL Nodes per PDB-5 output = 20
Maximum # of PXL Nodes per PDB-5* w/ 1 x 16A input = 32
Maximum # of PXL Nodes per PDB-5* w/ 2 x 16A input = 64
* PDB-5 has 32A limit (2x 16A).
When running typical video content, the duty cycle (average power consumption) is about 30% of maximum.
Temperature
Helix installations must take into account the operating temperature of the PXL Nodes. The ambient operating temperature for a PXL Node is -20°C to 45°C.
NOTE
Helix PXL Nodes have an internal temperature sensor that shuts down the output (brightness is set to 0) when internal temperature is too high. The
brightness will return to normal when the internal temperature has cooled sufficiently.
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3.2 Helix System Overview
3.2.1 Basic System Info
3.2.2 Helix P1 Pixel String Overview
3.2.3 PXL Node Box Overview
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3.2.2 Helix P1 Pixel String Overview
Each Helix P1 pixel string has three parts:
1.
Input Connector - this connects to the outputs on a PXL Node Box
2.
Pixel Zero - a small power and data converter
3.
32 Pixels - 75mm or 150mm spacing
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3.2.3 PXL Node Box Overview
The PXL Node Box takes AC power and PXL data in, converts this to 24VDC and data out to four strings, and passes AC power and PXL data through to
the next PXL Node Box.
All connections are on one end panel of the box:
1.
AC + PXL INPUT - black body - This uses the standard PXL Cable Connector.
2.
AC + PXL OUTPUT - white body - This uses the standard PXL Cable Connector.
3.
PIXEL STRING OUTPUTS - Four independent outputs, each can feed one P1 pixel string
4.
STATUS INDICATOR - Multicolor LED indicator
5.
VENT - IP65 gas-permeable microporous membrane vent
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3.3.1 Power & Data Overivew
3.3.2 Power Input
3.3.3 PXL Node Status Indicator
3.3.4 Pixel Extension Cables
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3.3.1 Power & Data Overivew
The PDB-5 handles the power and data distribution for Helix P1 systems. All power & data cabling between the PDB-5 and PXL Node Boxes is done
through integrated, cabling with color-coded male or female connectors.
Alternative installations without a PDB-5 can make use of a break-in cable which accepts AC power and Ethernet data connections (P/N 350-0660).
Connectors on the front of a PXL Node Box are color-coded as follows:
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Black Connector = Power & Data In
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White Connector = Power & Data Out
The connectors on the cables are also color-coded, so it's easy to connect black to black, and white to white.
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3.3.2 Power Input
Each PDB-5 has 2x 16 amp inputs and 6x 10 amp outputs with breakers for AC power distribution.
The limit for each PDB-5 output is 10A, with a total output of 32A maximum per PDB-5.
Refer to the PDB-5 User’s Guide for more information.
Observe the following power guidelines when setting up your Helix P1 display:
Max current draw of one PXL Node with four (4) P1 pixels strings is 0.5A @ 200-240VAC 50/60Hz.
Maximum # of PXL Nodes per PDB-5 output = 20
Maximum # of PXL Nodes per PDB-5* w/ 1 x 16A input = 32
Maximum # of PXL Nodes per PDB-5* w/ 2 x 16A input = 64
* PDB-5 has 32A limit (2x 16A).
When running typical video content, the duty cycle (average power consumption) is about 30% of maximum.
WARNING
Do not hot plug any cables. Damage to the connector pins may occur. Resulting damage is not covered under warranty.
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3.3.3 PXL Node Status Indicator
The status indicator located on the front of the PXL Node Box allows you to easily monitor the status of the node.
Off
No Power (Note: the status indicator remains black for a few seconds when the PXL Node Box is first powered on)
White
PXL Node Box powering up
Magenta
PXL Node Box booted
Orange
Top or bottom data link working properly
Blue
Both data links working properly
Green
Video data is being received
Flashing Red Error
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3.3.4 Pixel Extension Cables
Helix P1 pixel strings can be located remotely from the PXL Node Box by using a Pixel Extension Cable.
These are available in four lengths and can be combined together.
Do not exceed 30m in total length from the PXL Node Box to the pixel string.
Part
Number
350-0654
Name
Helix P1 Extension Cable - 1m
350-0490
Helix P1 Extension Cable - 3m
350-0491
Helix P1 Extension Cable - 10m
350-0636
Helix P1 Extension Cable - 30m
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3.4 Helix P1 Assembly & Mounting
PXL Node Box Mounting
The PXL Node Box has six double-ended keyhole slots for mounting.
The center hole is 8.5mm in diameter
The slots are 4.5mm in diameter
When used indoors the PXL Node Box may be mounted in any orientation.
When used outdoors, or in any wet location, the PXL Node Box must be mounted with the connectors facing down, as follows:
The membrane vent located on the connector panel is rated for IP65 (all other components of the enclosure are rated for IP66 or better).
The vent will withstand standing water (up to IP67) for 30 minutes, so for continuous use in an outdoor or wet environment the box must me mounted so
the connectors and membrane vent are facing down. This will prohibit and liquid water from pooling on or around the vent.
P1 Pixel String Mounting
The pixel strings are rated IP66 and can be mounted in any orientation, both indoors and outdoors.
Follow the following safety guidelines when mounting the strings:
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Do not flex the cable beyond its minimum bend radius of 10mm
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Do not flex the cable near the entry to the plastic pixel housing
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Do not deform the cable with mounting hardware
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If using a cable staple, use an insulated plastic version, like this:
NOT this:
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Do not puncture the cable or the pixel housing
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4.1 Vizomo Quick Start Guides
4.2 General Overview
4.3 Configuration and Operation
Appendix A: Specifications
Appendix B: Video File Encoding
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4.1 Vizomo Quick Start Guides
4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
4.1.4 Mapping
4.1.5 Licensing
4.1.6 Adding and Playing Media
4.1.7 Capturing Video
4.1.8 Troubleshooting Choppy Video
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4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
Vizomo Controller can be installed on any PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and is available from the Barco Creative LED support page:
http://cled.barcousa.com
NOTE:
If a previous version of Vizomo Controller exists use add/remove programs in the Windows Control Panel to remove it. If you do not do this the Vizomo
Controller Installer will not be able to complete the installation.
To install the Vizomo Controller:
• Double click the VizomoControllerSetup.exe
• Follow the prompts.
• Microsoft’s .Net Framework may need to be installed. If so, the machine will need to be connected to the internet to download the files. The
installer will guide you through the process.
Once the installer has finished, Vizomo Controller can be found in the Start menu under “Programs\ Vizomo”. By default the application is installed to:
c:\Program Files\Barco\VizomoController\
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4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
When Vizomo Controller launches, the “Connect to processor” window opens listing processors found on your LAN. You can either select one of the
processors listed or enter the IP address of another processor.
Connect to processor window:
After you select a processor, you need to log in with a user name and password. By default, the Vizomo Controller has only an admin user with the
following info:
• User Name = admin
• Password = vision
NOTE:
If you know that you have an active Vizomo on your LAN but you can not see it listed in the processor window, check that Windows Firewall has an
exception to allow Vizomo Controller access to search for processors.
Windows Firewall settings:
NOTE: For information on connecting to a Vizomo with RasterMAPPER see 6.6.1 Processor List
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4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
Vizomo upgrade files (labeled with a .vuz extension) can be downloaded from http://vizomo.com.
There are two methods for transferring .vuz files to a Vizomo.
1.
Vizomo Controller method
2.
RasterMAPPER method
1. Vizomo Controller:
On the System Settings page on the Files tab, press the Upgrade System button. A file browser will appear. Select the .vuz to be transferred to the
Vizomo. After the .vuz file is transferred, the upgrade automatically executes. If necessary the Vizomo will automatically restart.
2. RasterMAPPER:
Navigate to System > Upgrade on the webUI of RasterMAPPER.
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Press Upgrade System to transfer a vuz file from the local computer running RasterMAPPER to the remote Vizomo. After the upgrade .vuz file is
transferred, the upgrade automatically executes. If necessary the Vizomo will automatically restart.
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4.1.4 Mapping
Building and uploading maps for Vizomo is done with RasterMAPPER software available from Barco. For the quick start guide to RasterMAPPER, see the
6.4 RasterMAPPER QuickStart section.
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4.1.5 Licensing
Vizomos are all licensed when they are built. However, occasionally it becomes necessary to obtain a new license. The following steps describe the
process of obtaining and loading a new license file.
A Vizomo license is a unique text file that is loaded onto a Vizomo. A machine ID is required to generate a license for a Vizomo. When RasterMAPPER is
connected to a remote Vizomo it can be used to retrieve a Vizomo's machine ID by navigating to the 'About' page in the 'Help' Menu.
The 'About' page will display the machine ID of the remote Vizomo.
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Select the machine ID and another window will pop up from where the machine ID can be copied.
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Send the code to customer support with you new license request. Customer support can be reached at 866-374-7878. When you have a new license
from customer support press the 'Upload License' button, navigate to your new license and select it for upload. When the license
has been transfered to the remote Vizomo the Vizomo software will soft restart.
If the machine ID does not match the unit to which the license is being transfered to, RasterMAPPER will warn with a pop up
dialog box such as the one below. Confirm that the machine ID of the Vizomo matches the one in the license.
See also
4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
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4.1.4 Mapping
4.1.6 Adding and Playing Media
4.1.7 Capturing Video
4.1.8 Troubleshooting Choppy Video
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4.1.6 Adding and Playing Media
If you are not yet familiar with the type of video content that best suits Vizomo, read Appendix B: Video File Encoding.
Vizomo File formats:
Motion Media
The Vizomo processor can decode H264, MPEG, and MPEG-2 encoded video stored in the following container formats:
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Quicktime Movie (.mov)
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Windows Media (.avi)
Still Media Formats
The following still image formats are supported:
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Portable Network Graphics (.png)
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Joint Picture Expert Group (.jpeg/.jpg)
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TIFF 8b & 16b (.tiff)
1. Media is added to Vizomo via the Vizomo Controller's file browser. Select the media folder.
2. Use the Create a folder button to create a new folder. Media must be contained inside a folder or it will not be displayed.
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3. Navigate into the new folder and use the Send file(s) button to select/send the new file.
4. In the Video Mixer, the Reload Media Lists button needs to be pressed in order to see the new file(s) that were added.
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5. Select the new file for playback.
6. On the Main tab select Media to be the source. Content should now be playing.
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See also
4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
4.1.4 Mapping
4.1.5 Licensing
4.1.7 Capturing Video
4.1.8 Troubleshooting Choppy Video
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4.1.7 Capturing Video
Capture formats vary by Vizomo model. See 4.2.3 Hardware Overview for a complete list of inputs and outputs by model type.
The current, in production Vizomo models and capture formats are:
L2i: HDMI
The lower HDMI port on the capture card is the input port (circled in red below). Although the connector is HDMI the Vizomo capture card is not HDCP
compliant. As such it will not be able to capture the output of most devices that output in native HDMI. Best results are obtained when using a native DVI
source with a DVI to HDMI cable.
R2i: SDI and HDMI
The lower HDMI port on the capture card is the input port (circled in red below). Although the connector is HDMI the Vizomo capture card is not HDCP
compliant. As such it will not be able to capture the output of most devices that output in native HDMI. Best results are obtained when using a native DVI
source with a DVI to HDMI cable.
The middle BNC connector is the SDI input.
HDMI Hookup
1. Ensure the DVI source is connected to the lower HDMI port on the rear of the Vizomo via a DVI to HDMI adapter cable.
2. Ensure the content is in one of the following resolutions and frequencies:
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480/29.98 NTSC
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480/29.97 NTSC
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576/25 PAL
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720p50
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720p59.94
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720p60
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1080p23.98
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1080p24
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1080p25
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1080p29.97
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1080p30
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1080i50
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1080i59.94
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1080i60
3.
On the Vizomo blueprint Main tab, select Input as the source.
4.
On the Vizomo blueprint Input tab, select HDMI and the appropriate resolution/frequency.
NOTE: Some 720p sources are not compliant with the Vizomo capture cards. If 720p does not seem to be working try 1080p@30.
SDI Hookup
1. Ensure the SDI source is connected to the middle BNC port on the rear of the Vizomo via a RG59 cable terminated with true 75 ohm BNC connectors.
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2. Ensure the content is in one of the following resolutions and frequencies:
3.
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480/29.98 NTSC
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480/29.97 NTSC
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576/25 PAL
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720p50
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720p59.94
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720p60
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1080p23.98
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1080p24
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1080p25
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1080p29.97
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1080p30
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1080i50
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1080i59.94
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1080i60
On the Vizomo blueprint Main tab, select Input as the source.
On the Vizomo blueprint Input tab, select SDI and set resolution config to auto-select or manually set the appropriate
resolution/frequency.
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NOTE: The Re-sync button will restart the capture interface in the event that a problem has occurred.
See also
4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
4.1.4 Mapping
4.1.5 Licensing
4.1.6 Adding and Playing Media
4.1.8 Troubleshooting Choppy Video
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4.1.8 Troubleshooting Choppy Video
A problem you may encounter during configuration of a Vizomo is the bottom part of the tile not updating as frequently as the top (seen in the image
below).
Common Causes:
1. Vizomo PXL ports are not running at Gigabit
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Check Vizomo's Status page (see section 6.6.3 webUI) to confirm that all Vizomo PXL ports are running at Gigabit rates.
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Ensure Vizomo is connected to the last port of the PXL switch. The highest numbered port is the only Gigabit port on the switch, and is the one
Vizomo should be plugged into.
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Ensure the cable between the Vizomo and the switch is capable of handling Gigabit Ethernet traffic. This means it must be rated as Category 5e
(Cat 5e) or better and undamaged.
2. The map is incorrect
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Ensure the correct map is loaded and active on the Vizomo.
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The map should only contain the fixtures that you are actually using.
3. Too many fixtures have been daisy-chained per switch port. The output switch ports run at 100Mbit, and can be overloaded if too many tiles are driven
from a single port.
Max tiles per
Max tiles per
Fixture PDB-5 or switch
Vizomo
output
output
Max tiles per
R2i Vizomo
C7
8
80
C11
16
180
320
720
C8v
25
300
1200
Note: Evenly load the switch outputs as much as possible. Even though a system of 40 C8v tiles may fit across only two PDB-5 outputs according to the
capacity limits listed above (25 tiles on one port, 15 on the other), they should be balanced across all of the switch output ports. A system of 40 tiles
should be placed on 6 ports as such: 7,7,7,7,6,6. It doesn’t matter which ports are chosen to have fewer tiles.
If all of the above does not resolve the issue, customer support can be reached at 866-374-7878.
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See also
4.1.1 Installing Vizomo Controller
4.1.2 Connecting with Vizomo Controller
4.1.3 Upgrading Vizomo
4.1.4 Mapping
4.1.5 Licensing
4.1.6 Adding and Playing Media
4.1.7 Capturing Video
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4.2 General Overview
The Vizomo video processor is an advanced LED screen controller. Unsurpassed flexibility and configurability, together with the most advanced video
processing technology available, conquers virtually any creative or technical challenge. Use the built-in set of tools to create intricate visual arrangements
with real-time video streams. Massive computational power ensures smooth content delivery to your LED screen.
Control Vizomo remotely with Raster MAPPER 4.5.0 software. RasterMAPPER 4.5.0 presents users a clear cut interface with which to harness Vizomo's
underlying complexity.
Robust hardware matches the processor’s performance.
4.2.1 Key Features
4.2.2 Safety Information
4.2.3 Hardware Overview
4.2.4 Power Up
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4.2.1 Key Features
Raster MAPPER
A simple TCP/IP connection between a computer running Raster MAPPER 4.5.0 and a Vizomo processor gives full remote control of multiple
processors. A streamlined workflow provides one interface for mapping, PXL addressing, and screen control.
Scaling
Size multiple simultaneous windows with pixel-for-pixel accuracy.
Color processing
The Vizomo processor automatically calibrates C-series screens with selectable white point targets. Superior color reproduction is achieved with
an extended color gamut and 128-bit per pixel accuracy.
Powerful
State of the art hardware for very low latency processing of multiple input formats to multiple output ports (on specific models).
Multi-Tap Windowing
Multiple simultaneous cropping. An entire source, or a portion of a source, can be simultaneously directed to several windows via the Multi-Tap
function.
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4.2.2 Safety Information
WARNING
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Keep connections free of stress to ensure proper operation.
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Do not open the Vizomo chassis, as there is risk of electric shock.
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Do not move the chassis while in operation. Internal components are susceptible to damage caused by vibration during operation.
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Do not block front or rear vents/fans to prevent overheating and/or damage.
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Do not place liquids on or around the unit.
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Do not insert objects through vent slots.
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Do not place magnetic devices near unit.
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Always connect chassis to a grounded power source.
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If using an extension cord, make sure all connections and cords are properly rated to the load.
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Refer all servicing to qualified personnel or Barco, Inc. directly.
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4.2.3 Hardware Overview
This page helps to identify the various types of Vizomo processors and their capabilities.
Currently in Production
L2i (530-0319)
Front Items:
On the locking door:
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Product model name
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IP Address label
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Model number label
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Serial number barcode
Behind the door:
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Power on switch
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Reset switch
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2 x USB 1.2/2.0 connectors
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Power indicator LED
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SSD activity indicator LED
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Intake fan filter
Rear Connections:
Power Input: IEC-C14 100-240V 50/60Hz 620W
Data connections:
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8 x USB 1.1/2.0
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2 x USB 3.0
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1 x PS2
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1 x PXL output dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x User dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x DVI monitoring output
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1 x DVI over HDMI connector input (SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 170M, ITU-R BT.656-4, SMPTE 296M-2001, SMPTE 274M-2005)
R2i (R9052942)
Front Items:
On the locking door:
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Product model name
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IP Address label
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Model number label
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Serial number barcode
Behind the door:
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Power on switch
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Reset switch
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2 x USB 1.2/2.0 connectors
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Power indicator LED
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SSD activity indicator LED
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Intake fan filter
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Rear Connections:
Power Input: IEC-C14 100-240V 50/60Hz 620W
Data connections:
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8 x USB 1.1/2.0
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2 x USB 3.0
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1 x PS2
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4 x PXL outputs on dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet ports
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1 x User Port on a dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x Factory Port on a dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x DVI monitoring output
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1 x DVI over HDMI connector input (SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 170M, ITU-R BT.656-4, SMPTE 296M-2001, SMPTE 274M-2005)
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1 x HD-SDI input (SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 170M, ITU-R BT.656-4, SMPTE 296M-2001, SMPTE 274M-2005)
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1 x Genlock input
NOTE:
The Vizomo R2i unit has two video inputs. One for HDMI and another for SDI capture. Only one active input should be connected at any
given time.
Out of Production
R1i (530-0314)
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Rear Connections:
Power Input: IEC-C14 100-240V 50/60Hz 750W
Data connections:
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6x USB 1.1/2.0
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1 x PS2
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4 x PXL outputs on dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet ports
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1 x User Port on a dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x Factory Port on a dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x DVI monitoring output
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1 x DVI over HDMI connector input (SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 170M, ITU-R BT.656-4, SMPTE 296M-2001, SMPTE 274M-2005)
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1 x HD-SDI input (SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 170M, ITU-R BT.656-4, SMPTE 296M-2001, SMPTE 274M-2005)
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1 x Genlock input
NOTE:
The Vizomo R1i unit has two video inputs. One for HDMI and another for SDI capture. Only one active input should be connected at any
given time.
L1i (530-0317)
Rear Connections:
Power Input: IEC-C14 100-240V 50/60Hz 350W
Data connections:
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6x USB 1.1/2.0
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1 x PS2
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1 x PXL output dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x User dual 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port
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1 x DVI monitoring output
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1 x DVI over HDMI connector input (SMPTE 125M, SMPTE 170M, ITU-R BT.656-4, SMPTE 296M-2001, SMPTE 274M-2005)
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4.2.4 Power Up
Follow the steps below to power up the processor:
1.
Attach the included IEC-C13 power cord to the unit via the IEC-C14 socket.
2.
Plug the other end of the cord into a grounded 100-240V power source.
3.
Attach any other cables that are relevant to your setup.
4.
Ensure the power switch of the PSU is in the ON position.
5.
Press the Vizomo's power switch on the front of the unit behind the locking door.
6.
Once Vizomo has finished booting, it can be administered by Vizomo Controller and RasterMAPPER.
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4.3 Configuration and Operation
Overview
Vizomo processors are configured over a network connection via two different client applications, RasterMAPPER and Vizomo Controller. RasterMAPPER
is responsible for initial setup, including creating maps and setting operating parameters. Vizomo Controller is then used for configuring windowing, media
selection, and file management. Once configured, Vizomo processors are operated by both RasterMAPPER and Vizomo Controller, depending on the task.
RasterMAPPER is described in more detail in chapter 6: RasterMAPPER.
4.3.1 Vizomo Configuration
4.3.2 Video Mixer
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4.3.1 Vizomo Configuration
The following sections will cover:
4.3.1.1 Software Installation
4.3.1.2 Vizomo Controller Overview
4.3.1.3 Blueprints
4.3.1.4 System Settings
4.3.1.5 Mapping
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4.3.1.1 Software Installation
Vizomo Controller can be installed on any PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and is available from the Barco Creative LED support site.
NOTE:
If a previous version of Vizomo Controller exists use add/remove programs in the Windows Control Panel to remove it. If you do not do this the Vizomo
Controller Installer will not be able to complete the installation.
The installer ensures all software components that are required are installed.
Vizomo Controller's Installer:
Once Vizomo Controller has been installed, it can be found in the Start menu under
Programs\ Vizomo
By default the application is installed to:
c:\Program Files\Barco\Vizomo Controller\
NOTE:
In order to communicate via TCP/IP for laptop control the Vizomo and the laptop must be set to the same IP and subnet range (i.e. 10.0.X.Y).
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4.3.1.2 Vizomo Controller Overview
When Vizomo Controller launches, the “Connect to processor” window opens listing processors found on your LAN. You can either select one of the
processors listed or enter the IP address of another processor.
Connect to Processor Window:
NOTE:
If you know that you have an active Vizomo on your LAN but you can not see it listed in the processor window, check that Windows Firewall has an
exception to allow Vizomo Controller access to search for processors.
Windows Firewall Setting
After login, the Video Mixer Blueprint operation screen is displayed.
Video Mixer Blueprint:
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The various parts of Vizomo Controller may be navigated using the bar to the right of the window.
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4.3.1.3 Blueprints
A "blueprint" is a control script for the media engine of the Vizomo processor. A stock Vizomo has only one blueprint, the Video Mixer.
The blueprint chooser can be used to re-load the current blueprint if necessary.
Blueprint Chooser:
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4.3.1.4 System Settings
File Management
The file management interface consists of action buttons on the left and a file browser on the right. At the topmost level of the file browser the folders
have the names of all of the different categories of files available (e.g., media).
File Management Window:
Media
Media is laid out in a one-level directory hierarchy, folders reflect categories. To copy or retrieve a file, drag and drop the file or use the function buttons on
the left of the window.
Motion Media
The Vizomo processor can decode H264, MPEG, and MPEG-2 encoded video stored in the following container formats:
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Quicktime Movie (.mov)
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Windows Media (.avi)
Still Media Formats
The following still image formats are supported:
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Portable Network Graphics (.png)
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Joint Picture Expert Group (.jpeg/.jpg)
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TIFF 8b & 16b (.tiff)
Upgrades
To upgrade the Vizomo firmware, you need a “.vuz” file. Press the ‘Upgrade System’ button. A file browser appears. Navigate to the “.vuz” file that is to be
used and click ‘Open’. The upgrade file is transferred and the upgrade automatically executes. If necessary the destination machine automatically restarts.
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4.3.1.5 Mapping
The remainder of Vizomo setup, including mapping, is accomplished with the RasterMAPPER utility. Please see chapter 6: RasterMAPPER for details.
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4.3.2 Video Mixer
The Video Mixer Blueprint is the mechanism by which content is controlled in Vizomo. The Video Mixer Blueprint consists of three tabs; Main, Input, and
Media. These tabs contains the controls to manage image playback and captured input. The selected content can be scaled with three possible windows.
Main Tab
In the Main tab the user is able to choose between displaying a captured Input or on board media. The chosen content can be windowed into 3 copies of
the original, all with independent crop, scale, and x, y location.
For a detailed discussion see 4.3.2.1 Windowing
Input Tab
Select between multiple input types on Vizomo R1 units. When using the HDMI input the input resolution must be manually selected.
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The Vizomo R1i unit has two video inputs to allow for HDMI and SDI capture. Only one active input should be connected at any given
time.
Media Tab
To play a file, select from the folder/file selection window.
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When new media has been loaded press the Reload Media Lists button to see the changes. (see section 4.1.6 Adding Media to learn how to load content)
Auto Advance
To play all of the media in a selected folder in succession, enable Auto Advance by selecting the checkbox at the bottom of the Media tab.
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Vizomo will play each piece of video media for the duration of the clip.
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Vizomo will play still media for 5 seconds.
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When the last clip in the folder is reached Vizomo will loop back to the top of the list.
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4.3.2.1 Windowing
In order to create a window, enable windows with the checkbox. Next, define the original size and position of content with the Source Rectangle
controls...
...next, define the new size and position of content with the Destination Rectangle controls.
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Keep in mind the following points about source and destination windows:
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The source for a window needs to be within the boundaries of the media.
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A value of zero for the source width and height will result in an automatic selection of the entire source.
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Differences in source versus destination size results in automatic scaling.
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Windows can overlap sources and destinations. In the case of an overlap, the order of the window definition row (1-3) dictates the Z-axis
position of the window. In other words, window #1 creates the lowest level window and all other windows are on top and might obscure the
lower window(s).
Below are illustrations of common windowing scenarios. The large black area in the images represents the background canvas of the Vizomo. The content
in the examples below was created at a resolution of 1280x720.
Disabled Windows:
• Enable Windows checkbox unchecked.
With windows disabled, the Vizomo will size content to the canvas size. Beginning with version 4.5 the Vizomo canvas is automatically sized to the map
dimensions of the RasterMAPPER map.
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See the processor geometry section in 6.6.2 Setup Inspectors for the canvas size controls.
Unity Scale:
• Set Source Rectangle to 0,0
• Set Destination Rectangle to the content's native width and height
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Unity Scale Destination Offset:
• Set Source Rectangle to 0,0.
• Set Destination Rectangle to the content’s native width and height.
• Set an image offset
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Scale Up:
• Set Source Rectangle to 0,0.
• Set Destination Rectangle to the desired width and height.
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Scale Down:
• Set Source Rectangle to 0,0.
• Set Destination Rectangle to the desired width and height.
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Unity Scale Cropped Source:
• Set Source Rectangle to desired size.
• Set Destination Rectangle to the same size as the Source Rectangle.
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Appendix A: Specifications
PXL outputs
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Vizomo R1i / R2i: 4 PXL outputs
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Vizomo L1i / L2i: 1 PXL output
Dimensions
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Vizomo R1i / R2i: 4U 19" rack chassis (480 x 178 x 618 mm)
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Vizomo L1i: 2U 19" rack chassis (480 x 88.9 x 618 mm)
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Vizomo L2i: 4U 19" rack chassis (480 x 178 x 618 mm)
Power
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100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption
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Vizomo R1i: 750W
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Vizomo R2i: 620W
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Vizomo L1i: 350W
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Vizomo L2i: 620W
Internal Storage
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Solid state
Connectivity
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Vizomo R1i / L1i USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet
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Vizomo R2i / L2i USB 2.0 / 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet
Genlock
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Vizomo R1i / R2i: Frame lock in/out
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Vizomo L1i / L2i: none
DVI (HDMI connector) and SDI (R1i / R2i models only) Input
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480/29.98 NTSC
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480/29.97 NTSC
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576/25 PAL
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720p50
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720p59.94
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720p60
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1080p23.98
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1080p24
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1080p25
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1080p29.97
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1080p30
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1080i50
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1080i59.94
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1080i60
NOTE:
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The Vizomo HDMI input does not support HDCP
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DVI input is supported by the use of a passive DVI to HDMI adapter such as Monoprice P/N 2404
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Dual link DVI is not supported
DVI Preview Monitoring
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1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
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1280 x 720 @ 50/60 Hz (720p)
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1920 x 1080 @ 24/25/30/50/60 Hz (1080p)
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Appendix B: Video File Encoding
Video files must be encoded and saved in a specific format and file naming structure for playback on a Vizomo processor. This section outlines the simple
steps to convert your source material to a Vizomo-compatible format (H.264, MPEG-4 Part 10) and file name.
Requirements:
QuickTime Player with Pro License, v7.5.0 or later (Mac or PC) For more information go to: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/.
Procedure:
Follow the steps below to ensure your source video is saved and encoded properly to play back on a Vizomo processor.
1. Launch QuickTime Player and open your media file by selecting “Open File” from the File menu.
File, Open Menu:
2. Browse to the location of your source media and select “Open”. Verify that your source media plays correctly by playing it in the QuickTime
window before proceeding.
3. Choose “Export” from the File menu.
File, Export Menu:
4. Enter an appropriate name in the “Save As” field. Note, for default Vizomo blueprints, you must start the filename with a three digit num- ber. For
example, a valid movie name would be “001 MyMovie.mov”.
5. Select “Movie to QuickTime Movie” from the “Export” selections.
Save Exported File Menu:
6. Press the “Options” button to open the Movie Settings window.
Movie Settings Window:
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7. Press the “Settings” button to open the Standard Video Compression Settings window:
Standard Video Compression Settings Window:
8. Confirm the following settings.
9. Press the “OK” button to return to the Movie Settings window.
10. Press the “Size” button to open the Export Size Settings window and confirm the dimen- sions for your output size are correct.
Export Size Settings Window:
11. If your source footage is interlaced, be sure to check the “Deinterlace Source Video” checkbox.
12. Press the “OK” button to return to the Export window.
13. Press the “Save” button and your video will begin the encoding process. This process may take several minutes, depending on the length of
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your video.
When the encoding process is finished, you will have a new file with the proper codec, bit rate, and file name for playback on Vizomo processor.
For information on transferring files to the Vizomo processor for playback, see File Management.
For information on playing back video files, see Newly added blueprints are not displayed until the list has been manually rebuilt by pressing the ‘Reload
Blueprints’ button. See File Management for information on adding new Blueprints.
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5. Power and Data Distribution
For rental and staging applications, using the integrated power and data distribution of a PDB-5 is recommended (configuration on the left). For fixed
installations, it may be preferable to use a Cisco 2960G network switch and external power distribution instead of PDB-5 power injectors (configuration on
the right). Both configurations are described in this section. If you need assistance determining the appropriate power and data configuration for your
needs, please contact a Barco representative.
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5.0 Warnings
WARNING
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Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
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Follow all instructions.
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Do not use this apparatus near water.
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Clean only with dry cloth.
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Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
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Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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5.1 Hookup with a PXL Switch
The image below illustrates the data flow of a C-series system from image capture to tile using a PXL switch for data and power routing.
Connections Checklist
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DVI over HDMI or SDI (to a R1i only) signal connected to Vizomo capture card
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Network cable from a Vizomo PXL output to a switch PXL input
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Break-in cable from switch PXL output to tiles. Observe maximum tiles per line limit
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100-240V 50/60Hz VAC power source to Vizomo and PXL Switch(es)
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200-240V 50/60Hz VAC power source to PXL tiles
Observe the following data limits when setting up your C-series display.
Fixture
Max panels per PDB-5 output
C7
8
C11
16
C8v
25
WARNING
• Never attach more than one PXL switch to a Vizomo output.
• Never attach more than one Vizomo PXL output to a switch.
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5.2 PXL Switch Overview
For fixed installations, it may be preferable to use a Cisco 2960G network switch and external power distribution instead of PDB-5 power injectors. Preconfigured 8 and 24 port switches are available from Barco (P/N 420-0147 and 420-0146). Note that Cisco equipment provided by third party suppliers are not
configured to route PXL correctly, and are unsupported by Barco for use in PXL systems.
This switch supports PXL input via both copper UTP Cat 5e terminating at an RJ-45 socket, as well as fiber optic cable using the SFP transceiver. The SFP
interface should be used if a distance of greater than 100m must be covered between the Vizomo and the PXL display. Please contact your Barco representative
for more information on this configuration.
There are two PXL switches available, depending on the capacity required. These Cisco Catalyst 2960G switches are pre-configured by Barco to act as PXL
distribution devices. Note that Cisco equipment provided by third party suppliers are not configured to route PXL correctly, and are unsupported by Barco for use
in PXL systems.
8 port
The 8 port PXL Switch has 7 PXL output ports and 1 PXL Input port.
1.
Seven ports for connecting tiles
2.
PXL input port (Ethernet)
3.
PXL input port (SFP)
24 Port
The 24 Port PXL Switch has 20 PXL output ports and 1 PXL input port. Ports 21,22, and 23 are unused.
1.
Twenty output ports for connecting tiles
2.
PXL input port (Ethernet/SFP)
NOTE
A Vizomo's PXL port must always be connected to the highest number port on a switch. On a 8 port switch this is port 8. On a 24 port switch this is port 24.
Using any other port as an input is unsupported. Only one PXL output of a Vizomo may be connected to a switch at any time.
System Status Indicator
The System LED on the front left of the PXL Switch indicates system status as follows:
Color
State
Description
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Steady
System is not powered on
Green
Blinking
System is booting up
Green
Steady
System is operating correctly
Amber
Steady
System is receiving power, but not operating correctly
Port Status Indicators
The LEDs above each port on a switch indicate each port's status as follows:
Color
State
Off
Steady
Description
No link
Green
Steady
Link present
Green
Blinking
Activity - port is sending or receiving data
Amber/Green
Alternating
Amber
Steady
Port is blocked and not forwarding data
Amber
Blinking
Port is blocked and is not sending or receiving packets
Link fault
Cabling Limits
The length of the daisy chain of tiles per switch PXL output is determined by tile pixel density and thus the amount of data required per tile. The following table
describes the number of each tile type that may be chained per PXL output.
Tile type
Maximum tiles per switch PXL output
C7
8
C11
16
C8v
25
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5.3 Hookup with a PDB-5
The image below illustrates the data flow of a C-series system from image capture to tile using a PDB5 for data and power routing.
Observe the following data limits when setting up your C-series display.
Fixture
Max panels per PDB-5 output
C7
8
C11
16
C8v
25
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5.4 PDB-5 Overview
The PDB-5 has been designed primarily for rental and staging applications. The PDB-5 handles the power and data distribution for C-series tiles and P1
nodes.
1.
System Status Indicator. Indicates power and boot status.
2.
Circuit Breakers. 2-pole, 10A magnetic hydraulic circuit breakers for each of the 6 PXL cable outputs.
3.
Power Input B Indicator. Indicates presence of power input through connector B on the back panel. Input B powers outputs 4-6.
4.
Port Status Indicators. Indicates link integrity, disabled, activity, speed, full-duplex.
5.
AC Power Input A 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 16 A max. via PowerCon (blue) connector.
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AC Power Input B 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 16 A max. via PowerCon (blue) connector.
7.
PXL Data Input via RJ45 EtherCon (shown) or optional Fiber Optic (not shown) connector.
8.
PXL Data Thru (pass through) via RJ45 EtherCon connector.
9.
PXL Cable Outputs 1-3. Integrated power and data outputs 1-3 via custom PXL Cable connectors. Powered by AC Power Input A.
10.
PXL Cable Outputs 4-6. Integrated power and data outputs via custom PXL Cable connectors. Powered by AC Power Input A, or B if present.
NOTE
When first powered on, the PDB-5 will take several minutes to be fully booted and configured.
System Status Indicator
The LED on the front of the PDB-5 or PXL Switch indicates system status as follows:
Color
State
Off
Steady
Description
System is not powered on
Green
Blinking
System is booting up
Green
Steady
System is operating correctly
Amber
Steady
System is receiving power, but not operating correctly
Port Status Indicators
The LEDs on the rear of the PDB-5 or next to each port on a switch indicate each port's status as follows:
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Color
State
Off
Steady
Description
No link
Green
Steady
Link present
Green
Blinking
Activity - port is sending or receiving data
Amber/Green
Alternating
Amber
Steady
Port is blocked and not forwarding data
Amber
Blinking
Port is blocked and is not sending or receiving packets
Link fault
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5.5 PDB-5 Input & Output
Connections Checklist
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DVI over HDMI or SDI (to a R1i only) signal connected to Vizomo capture card
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100-240 50/60 VAC power to Vizomo
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PXL data cable from a Vizomo to the PXL Data Input jack on the back of the PDB-5.
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Power and data cable(s) from the fixture(s) to the appropriate PXL Cable output(s) on the back of the PDB-5.
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PowerCon end of the PDB5 power cable to the AC Power Input A jack on the back of the PDB-5.
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IEC end of the PDB5 power cable to a 200-240 VAC power source.
Power Inputs A & B
The PDB-5 has two power 16A inputs on the rear panel labeled A and B.
Input A must always be used as it powers the electronics inside the PDB-5.
If only input A is used then all outputs (1 through 6) will be powered by input A.
When input B is used in addition to A, then outputs 4, 5, and 6 automatically switch over and become powered by input B. This doubles the PDB-5's total
capacity.
A green indicator on the front panel shows when input B is being used.
PXL Cable Outputs
The PDB-5 has 6x 10 amp outputs with breakers for AC power distribution.
The limit for each PDB-5 output is 10 A, with a total output of 32 A maximum per PDB-5, if both inputs A and B are used.
The maximum number of C8v tiles per PDB-5 port is 25 (this is limited by data, not power).
The maximum number of C11 tiles per PDB-5 port is 16 (this is limited by data, not power).
For additional information on the PXL Cable, see "Cables & Connectors" in the C-series Tile Manual.
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WARNING - Do not hot plug any cables. Damage to the connector pins may occur. Resulting damage is not covered under warranty.
Observe the following power guidelines when setting up your C-series display. The tables below indicate maximum power consumption.
C7
Max Power = 100 watts (@2,000 nits, full white)
Voltage
Max Panels per PDB52w/ 1 x 16A input
Max Panels per PDB52w/ 2 x 16A input
240VAC
23
46
220VAC
21
42
208VAC
20
78
200VAC
19
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1. PDB-5 has 32A limit (2x 16A).
2. Maximum C7 panels per PDB-5 Port is 8.
C11
Max Power = 85 watts (@5,000 nits, full white)
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Voltage
Max Panels per PDB-52
w/ 1 x 16A input
Max Panels per PDB-52
w/ 2 x 16A input
240VAC
45
90
220VAC
41
83
208VAC
39
200VAC
38
78
75
1. PDB-5 has 32A limit (2x 16A).
2. Maximum C11 panels per PDB-5 Port is 16.
C8v
Max Power = 55 watts (@8,000 nits, full white)
Voltage
Max Panels per PDB-52
w/ 1 x 16A input
Max Panels per PDB-52
w/ 2 x 16A input
240VAC
70
140
220VAC
64
128
208VAC
61
200VAC
58
122
116
1. PDB-5 has 32A limit (2x 16A).
2. Maximum C8v panels per PDB-5 Port is 25.
When running typical video content, the duty cycle (average power consumption) is about 30% of maximum.
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5.2 Cables & Connectors
PXL Cable
PXL cables are designed to carry both power and data, and are available in a variety of lengths to span the distance from a PDB-5 or switch to the display,
as well as between each tile within the display. The gender of a PXL cable connector is determined by the power pins (the 3 large pins), each cable has a
male and a female connector.
Male PXL Connector - The male plug end of a PXL cable connects to an upstream source such as a PDB-5 or upstream tile. The male end of a PXL cable
has a white shell, and mates with a white female socket.
Female PXL Connector - The female plug end of a PXL cable connects to a downstream sink such as a tile. The female end of a PXL cable has a black
shell, and mates with a black male socket.
PXL Cable Coupler (P/N 656-0500)
The male-female coupler can be used to extend the length of a PXL cable.
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Break-In Cable - Standard (P/N 350-0660)
1.
Data Input - PXL data input via Neutrik EtherCon (RJ45) connector.
2.
Power Input - AC power input via IEC C14 (male) connector.
3.
Power and Data Output - Combined power and data via black female PXL cable connector.
Break-In Cable - Fixed Install (P/N 350-0663)
1.
Data Input - PXL data input via Ethernet (RJ45) connector.
2.
Power Input - Unterminated AC power harness to be hardwired in fixed installations. (see table below for wire colors)
3.
Power and Data Output (female) - Combined power and data via PXL cable connector.
PXL
Break-In
Cable AC
Pinout
PXL
INTERNAL
CONNECTOR WIRE
PIN
COLOR
FUNCTION
6
Brown
AC Power - Line
7
Green / Yellow
AC Power - Earth Ground
8
Blue
AC Power - Neutral
Break-Out Cable - Standard (P/N 350-0675)
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1.
Power and Data Input (Male) - Combined power and data via PXL cable connector.
2.
Power Output - AC power output via IEC C13 (female) connector.
3.
Data Output - PXL data output via Neutrik EtherCon (RJ45) connector.
Break-Out Cable - Fixed Install (P/N 350-0678)
1.
Power and Data Input (Male) - Combined power and data via PXL cable connector.
2.
Power Output - Unterminated AC power harness to be hardwired in fixed installations. (see table below for wire colors)
3.
Data Output - PXL data output via Neutrik EtherCon (RJ45) connector.
PXL
Break-Out
Cable AC
Pinout
PIN
INTERNAL
WIRE
COLOR
FUNCTION
6
Brown
AC Power - Line
7
Green / Yellow
AC Power - Earth Ground
8
Blue
AC Power - Neutral
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6. RasterMAPPER
RasterMAPPER is a Windows and Apple OS X application used for mapping C-series tiles to the Vizomo processor and for making settings to remote
Vizomo processors. The latest version of RasterMAPPER can be downloaded from http://vizomo.com
6.1 Software Installation
6.2 Basic Workflow
6.3 RasterMAPPER QuickStart Guides
6.4 UI Overview
6.5 Mapping
6.6 Processor Control
6.7 Software Update
Appendix A: Notes
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6.1 Software Installation
System Requirements
RasterMAPPER software requires the following:
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Microsoft Windows® XP or
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Mac OS X v10.5+, Intel Processor (PowerPC not supported) with
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1024 x 768 display (or larger), • 10 MB of disk space minimum • an ethernet port (to connect to a Vizomo processor)
Download/Install Info
Follow the steps below to install and run RasterMAPPER:
Windows
1.
Download RasterMAPPER software for Windows from the Barco support site.
2.
Extract/un-zip the files to the same folder.
3.
Double-click the file named RasterMAPPER.exe.
4.
Note: If RasterMAPPER fails to launch, you need to download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) available free
from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ details.aspx?familyid=200B2FD9-AE1A-4A14-984D-389C36F85647&displaylang=en
Macintosh
1.
Download RasterMAPPER software for Mac OS X from the Barco support site.
2.
Extract/un-zip the files to the same folder.
3.
Double-click the file named RasterMAPPER.
NOTE:
The downloaded files must all be extracted to the same folder to run properly.
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6.2 Basic Workflow
RasterMAPPER has two main functions:
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Create a map which defines the relationship between pixels from the video source and the actual pixels on the modular LED fixtures. After creating the
map in RasterMAPPER it is uploaded and stored on the processor.
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Control and adjust the processor as needed. With C-Series fixtures, it is necessary to enumerate the fixtures to tell the Vizomo where they are, as well as
to retrieve calibration data from the fixtures for Vizomo to use in its color correction algorithms.
The chart below illustrates the basic RasterMAPPER workflow.
NOTE:
When using PXL protocol fixtures such as C-series, each time a map is changed enumerate and retrieve the calibration data.
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6.3 RasterMAPPER QuickStart Guides
The following basic information will get you up and running quickly with RasterMAPPER version 4.0 and greater. The steps detailed below are only those
necessary to create a map, send it to the processor, and ensure the fixtures are configured properly on the processor. These steps are based on
the RasterMAPPER Basic Workflow using the Vizomo video processor and C11 fixtures.
6.3.1 Mapping
6.3.2 Enumeration
6.3.3 Calibration
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6.3.1 Mapping
The mapping step is necessary to tell the Vizomo the relationship between pixels in the input signal, and where those pixels are located on the modular LED
fixtures. This is accomplished by building a map of fixtures in a space representing the input pixels.
Create and Send Map
1. Download and Install RasterMAPPER.
2. Launch RasterMAPPER. A new window opens with a blank map and a 'New C-series Display' tool.
3. Define screen specifics then press Create.
4. A grid will be generated in the top left position.
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5. Select a processor.
6. Select Save To... from the File menu .
7. Name the map and click Send Map to send the map to the Vizomo.
NOTE:
Each time a map on the Vizomo is changed perform the steps of 6.1.2 Enumeration and 6.1.3 Calibration.
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6.3.2 Enumeration
The enumeration step associates fixtures in their physical cabled order with their logical position within the map. This is necessary to ensure that each
fixture gets the correct video data that it needs to display an image when combined with all of it's neighbors. Failing to do this step may result in a display
that has an image that is broken into randomly arranged squares.
Enumerate PXL Fixtures
1. Click on the button for Setup inspectors.
2. In the PXL Setup section, click Enumerate.
3. The Vizomo will ask tiles to show their enumerated address as the system is addressed. To enumerate without this 'on screen display' check the Hide
OSD checkbox.
4. Click the Enumerate button.
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5. Check the status report to see activity during enumeration and the final outcome.
6. When the status area reads xxx nodes found, enumeration is complete click the Close button to close the window.
NOTE:
Each time a map on the Vizomo is changed perform the steps of 6.1.2 Enumeration and 6.1.3 Calibration.
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6.3.3 Calibration
The calibration step is necessary to copy LED calibration data from each fixture back to the Vizomo processor, where the calibration algorithms are run.
Failing to do this step may result in a speckled looking image, or fixtures that have a different color cast than their neighbors.
Retrieve Calibration Data from PXL Fixtures
1. Click the Calibrate... button.
2. Click the Retreive button to begin the process.
3. Check the status area for any errors.
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4. When the status area reads Complete, click the Close button to close the window.
NOTE:
Each time a map on the Vizomo is changed perform the steps of 6.1.2 Enumeration and 6.1.3 Calibration.
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6.4 UI Overview
OS X version of the RasterMAPPER user interface:
Interface Sections
The following illustrations identify the major sections of the RasterMAPPER user interface.
Menu Bar
Menus of common RasterMAPPER functions, including loading and saving map files, changing the view, and editing preferences.
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Mode Selections
Select views, processors, and operational modes. More detail is provided in section 6.3.1 Mode Selection.
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Map Editing
Everything for adding and editing of the fixtures on the map.
More detail is provided in section 6.3.2 Map Editing.
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Inspectors
The Mapping/Setup buttons toggle this inspector pane between information about either the map or the selected processor.
More detail is provided in sections 6.4.2 Mapping Inspectors and 6.5.2 Setup Inspectors.
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6.4.1 Mode Selection
The Mode selection region contains tools for the overall setup of the application.
Map Title & Zoom Level
At the top center of the application window the title of the map is displayed along with the current zoom level.
Processor Select
Select a processor from a drop down menu.
Inspector Toggle
The Setup/Mapping buttons toggle the inspector panels below.
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6.4.2 Map Editing
The map editing section shows information about fixtures and provides the tools for making changes.
Map Info Pane
Shows port, sequence, XY coordinates and fixture type information for all fixtures in the map.
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In the image above from the top down:
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Map Totals: Information about the current map
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Current Selection: Information about the selected fixture(s)
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The currently selected fixture is highlighted in the sequence list.
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Fixtures on hidden ports are displayed in gray. In the example above Port B is 'grayed out'.
Note: Click on any fixture to highlight it both in the list and in the map view. Click the triangle to the left of a port or fixture to show or hide details. Navigate
the list quickly with keyboard arrow keys. Up/down to move through the list right/left to reveal / hide details.
Map Editing Tools
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Selection Cursor
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Fixture select drop down menu
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Move map hand tool
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Map zoom level selection
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6.5 Mapping
Mapping involves choosing existing fixtures or creating new ones and placing them on the work grid in the same order as they are cabled in the system.
The processing equipment may contain multiple output ports for fixtures. Always be aware of which port fixtures are being assigned to. Additional
functionality allows the changing of the wiring order of the fixtures in the map by re-sequencing.
With RasterMAPPER Version 4.0 and above multiple maps can be open at the same time. Each can be saved or opened independently of each other and
fixtures can be copied between maps.
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6.5.1 Canvas
The work grid or canvas in RasterMAPPER is where you place fixtures. When you first launch RasterMAPPER, a blank canvas is displayed. Once you
begin placing fixtures, they appear in a unique color. Fixtures on an inactive port are slightly transparent.
Below are descriptions of the tools specific to the canvas.
Select Tool
The select tool highlights any fixture or group of fixtures on an active port.
Fixtures can be selected by:
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Starting in an empty section of the grid, click and drag across the canvas.
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Click on the first fixture, then press and hold Shift (Win or Mac) or Command (Mac) or Control (Win) and click on the next fixture. Only those two
fixtures will be selected.
Hand Tool
The hand tool moves the canvas.
Note: Scroll bars can also be used to move the canvas.
Zoom
Adjust the zoom slider to increase or decrease the viewable canvas in preset values from 8-800%.
Zoom can also be adjusted by:
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Zoom In/Zoom Out from the view menu
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Command +/- (Mac)
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Control +/- (Win)
Add fixture tool
To place the default C11 fixture, click the the add tool button so that it is highlighted. A yellow add cursor will be displayed when mousing over the map
area.
Fixture select Menu
To select another type of fixture click and hold the triangle next to the fixture name to display the 'Fixture Select Menu'. Mouse over the desired fixture and
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release to select a fixture.
Building the Map
Click the map grid area to add the fixture to the map. Fixtures will be added to the selected port.
Add fixtures to the canvas in the order they are wired (sequence). The sequence can be changed later, if desired (see Sequencing, p. 21 for more
information).
When placing fixtures, the x and y location is displayed adjacent to the cursor. The white square at the top left of each fixture aids in determining the
fixture's Z rotation.
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6.5.2 Mapping Inspectors
The Mapping pane's inspectors are a collection of tools to help with map editing.
Alignment Pane
Use the buttons as the top of the alignment pane to align objects either Vertically or Horizontally. Select the fixtures or groups to be aligned and then press
the button for the type of alignment desired.
The alignment pane also contains tools to set x and y snap values and enable/disable grid snap and overlay. Snapping limits the placement of fixtures to
within only a certain number of pixels, commonly the width/height of the fixture. Overlap allows fixtures to be placed on top of or behind another fixture.
Duplicate Array
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The Duplicate Array inspector of the Layout tab displays the options for three Array Duplication modes.
Grid Array
1.
Enter the number of rows and columns the resulting array will be.
2.
Choose the new scan order for the resulting array.
3.
Enter the desired column and row offset between each duplicated array.
RasterMAPPER automatically sets the offsets based on the width and height of the selected fixtures (objects), but you can enter your own, if desired.
Linear Array
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Enter the total number of fixtures for the resulting array.
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Enter the X (horizontal) and/or Y (vertical) offsets for the resulting array. Each new fixture will be this number of pixels away from each other.
RasterMAPPER automatically sets the offsets based on the width and height of the selected fixtures (objects), but you can enter your own, if
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desired.
Circular Array
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Enter the total number of fixtures for the new array.
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Based on the count, the Separation angle and Fixture rotation will be automatically computed.
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Enter the desired Radius (in pixels) for the new array.
Map Transfers
Sending maps to Vizomo
Select the Save to... menu item to open the Send Map window.
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Send map window
Name the map here and press Send Map to transfer the map to the Vizomo. Maps are sent to the processor selected in the Processor Select menu.
Getting maps from Vizomo
Select the Open Current Map menu item to retrieve a map from a remote Vizomo.
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6.5.3 Sequencing
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6.5.4 Map Save/Open
RasterMAPPER launches with a new, empty map. You can open existing maps and save the current map by using
the File menu.
NOTE:
Don’t forget that in RasterMAPPER v4.0 and later you can have multiple maps open at the same time. This
enables enhanced functionality like copying and pasting fixtures from one map to another.
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6.5.5 Advanced Fixture Options
Creating Custom Fixtures
RasterMAPPER provides a default list of PXL fixtures to use. You can also create new fixtures that can be saved with the current map or as a template
fixture to be used with any map. If a custom fixture is created in a map and opened on another computer without that custom fixture, it will be automatically
added to the current map.
Select Edit this Menu... from the fixture menu to add or remove custom fixtures from the menu.
Then press the + button at the bottom.
Note: Editing existing fixtures is not yet supported.
Fixture Setup Window
Provide the name, pixel dimensions, scan order and desired fixture color. Then, select save to template or map.
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Scan Order
Click the Scan Order icon to select a scan order for the new fixture.
Save to Map
Saves the custom fixture to the current map. This fixture will not be loaded the next time RasterMAPPER is launched. However, if a map with a custom
fixture is loaded, it will be placed in the Custom section of the fixture menu.
Save to Template
Template fixtures load whenever RasterMAPPER is launched and are saved to the following locations:
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Win: “Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\RasterMAPPER\Templates\” (ensure “Show hidden files and folders” is enabled)
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Mac: “~/Library/Application Support/RasterMAPPER/templates/”
Moving Fixtures
X/Y Coordinate movement
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Mouse: click on a fixture and drag it to a new location. If Overlap is turned off, you will not be able to place one fixture over another (see Alignment
Pane)
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Keyboard: press the desired arrow key to move the selected fixture(s) in any direction on the canvas.
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Geometry Pane: enter explicit x-axis and y-axis values for the fixture(s). (See Geometry Pane)
Z Rotation
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Mouse: position the cursor over one of the corners of the box surrounding the selection and click and drag to rotate the selected fixture(s). The
cursor changes to indicate the possible direction of rotation.
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Geometry Pane: enter an explicit rotation value for the fixture(s). (See Geometry Pane)
Duplicating Fixtures
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Fixtures can be duplicated both Horizontally and Vertically.
1.
Choose Duplicate Horizontally from the Edit menu, or press Command + D(Mac), Control + D (Win) to place a copy of the fixture(s) on the
canvas to the right of the selected fixture(s). If there is no space in the default location the duplicated fixture(s) will be placed in the next available
area.
2.
Choose Duplicate Vertically from the Edit menu, or press Shift + Command + D (Mac), Shift + Control + D (Win) to place a copy of the fixture(s)
on the canvas to the bottom of the selected fixture(s). If there is no space in the default location the duplicated fixture(s) will be placed in the next
available area.
Note: Press and hold the Option key to duplicate drag a copy of the fixture(s) to a new location.
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6.6 Processor Control
RasterMAPPER provides control over many functions on the Vizomo processor via the Configure Inspectors. Some parameters are sent instantly to the
processor resulting in an immediate change. Other parameters are not sent until you expressly push a button or otherwise commit the changes.
For more information on the Vizomo processor, please refer to the Vizomo User Guide.
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6.6.1 Processor List
RasterMAPPER provides the functionality to control different processors from the same interface. A processor select drop-down menu is presented at the
top of the main program window and also displayed, when saving a map.
Main Processor Select
Edit Processor List
To manually add a processor, select Edit Menu... to open the Processor List window
A list of both automatically discovered and manually added processors will be displayed.
Add Processor
Type the IP address of a remote processor and press the + button to add a processor to the list. If a connection can not be established RasterMAPPER will
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indicate OFFLINE.
Remove Processor
Highlight the processor to be removed and press the button with the - symbol
Rename a Processor
Edit a processor name by double clicking the name, click on the list when done.
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6.6.2 Setup Inspectors
Overview
The inspectors in the Setup pane provide access to Vizomo processor functions. Most sections of the pane contain a triangle to the left of the section
name allowing you to close or open that section. This gives you the flexibility to hide seldom used sections while ensuring frequently used ones remain
visible. Additionally, if the screen size does not accommodate all the inspectors, scrollbars will appear. The top and bottom sections are always visible and
will not scroll out of view.
PXL Setup
Select the active map on the processor
Opens the Enumerate window.
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See: 6.1.1 Enumeration for details
Opens the Retrieve Calibration window.
See: 6.1.2 Calibration for details
Enables the status indicators on the rear of the C-series tiles
Processor Geometry
The Processor Geometry inspector pane:
Specify the width and height of the Vizomo canvas manually or let Vizomo automatically set it based on the map (recommended).
Below the Canvas size settings are the settings for the DVI output resolution and frequency.
Image Controls
The Image inspector pane:
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Test pattern - Select from among 14 patterns. Use the checkbox to enable/disable.
Brightness - Range is 0-1 defaults to 1
Gamma - Range is 1.0 to 3.0 defaults to 2.2
CCT - Range is 4000K to 10,000K defaults to 6,500K
Gamut - Selections are; HDTV Rec 709, PAL, NTSC, Digital Cinema, Best Fit, C-Series. The default is C-Series.
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Global tint - Ranges are 0 to 1.2 defaults to 1.0
Freeze and Blackout
Freeze the current image on-screen while allowing playback and other functions to continue in the background.
Blackout displays video black on the PXL output, all playback and other functions continue as normal in the background.
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6.6.3 webUI
The Vizomo webUI is a web based User Interface that contains information about the system and other advanced features such as Vizomo's command line interface.
The pages of the webUI are accessible via the red navigation bar across the top:
Overview >> System Status and Content Preview
The System Status section displays current information about the video Input devices, PXL ports of the Vizomo, Switches connected to PXL ports and nodes. In addition to system heartbeat
information, a Preview of the content is also provided.
In the image below we see all 3 indicator colors present (red, green and yellow)
• A green color rectangle indicates that the system component is functioning as expected. In the example below, there is 1 C-series tiles in the map. The Vizomo sees that the tile is alive and all
calibration data has been received. So, the nodes indicator bars are green.
• A yellow color rectangle indicates an abnormal condition. In the example below, the SDI input does not detect a signal and both port 'C' and port "D' have been unplugged.
• A red color rectangle indicates a failure. In the example below, Port B has been connected to a 100 Mbps port of a switch rather than the Gigabit port.
Preview
To the right of the status section is a low frame rate preview of the Vizomo content.
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Overview >> PXL Nodes
The PXL nodes page displays current information about the status of nodes (tiles). At the bottom of the page a download button allows for this information to be saved as a csv file.
Advanced >>Console
The console page is a tool for advanced users. Here, text commands are used to control a Vizomo. In the example below the brightness property is queried with the command '?
system.output.pxl.fps'. The Vizomo responded with the current frame rate.
Advanced >> Calibration
The calibration page is an experimental tool for manually adjusting the appearance of tiles. It is easy to make screens look much worse. As such, it is strongly recommended that only trained
operators make use of this feature.
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System >> Support
The Support page contains a detailed summary of the system. It automatically updates every 10 seconds. The 'Download Support File' button at the bottom can be used to download the whole
report as a file that can be emailed to customer support.
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System >> Log
The log page displays the full system log.
System >> Configuration
Some of the Vizomo parameters can be adjusted on the configuration page of the webUI. For the full set of controls use the RasterMAPPER interface.
System >> Upgrade
Transfer .vuz files to a remote Vizomo in order to perform an upgrade.
System >> Shutdown
Reboot or shutdown the Vizomo with the buttons on this page.
Help
The Help menu contains a link to the PXL system documentation and the Vizomo About Menu
Footer
The Footer of the webUI contains four elements.
1.
The current software version
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The IP address(s) of the Vizomo
3.
The Barco.com URL
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6.7 Software Update
RasterMAPPER automatically checks for software updates when it is started. Update checks may also be manually triggered with the Check for Updates...
function:
RasterMAPPER Version 4.0 and newer includes automatic software upgrade functionality. If a new version is available, it can be downloaded and installed
automatically.
Automatic update settings can be managed in the preferences window.
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Appendix A: Notes
Typographic Information
This User’s Guide uses the following typographic conventions:
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menu items are displayed in Bold Italics
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clickable buttons are displayed in Bold Title Case.
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on-screen text is displayed in italics
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filenames & application names are displayed between “quote marks”
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keyboard keystrokes are displayed in Courier Font
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PXL System 4.6
C-series / Helix Firmware:
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No changes
Vizomo:
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Support Barco PXL brightness sensor
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Added C11 brightness boost
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Further improved quality of scaled images
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Reverted improved gamma control
RasterMAPPER:
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Vizomo 4.6 compatibility
PXL System 4.5
C-series / Helix Firmware:
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Improved bulk transfer speed (calibration, firmware)
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Fixed issue with downgrading below 4.4
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Fixed tile runtime bug
Vizomo:
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Redesigned webUI
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Capture device status
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Live preview
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PXL nodes (tiles) status report page
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Experimental color calibration page
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Vizomo configuration page
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Upgrade and license Vizomo software from the webUI
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Updated Video Mixer blueprint
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Window source rectangle now optional
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Content can now be auto advanced
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Canvas now automatically sizes to map
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Automatically deinterlace interlaced content
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Improved quality of scaled images
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Best fit PXL gamut dynamically determines the "best"/"widest" available color space for the attached screen
RasterMAPPER:
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Enumeration and calibration bug fixes
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C-series / Helix Firmware v4.4.0:
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Enumeration speed gain
Vizomo v4.4.0:
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C7 support
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Auto-complete for web console
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Improved gamma control
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Added detection of unrecognized tiles
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Make use of new nVidia EDID mechanism to force DVI-D resolutions
RasterMAPPER v4.4.1:
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Maps can now be retrieved from Vizomos
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C7 support
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Improved network connection to Vizomo
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Improved Vizomo UI
PXL System 4.3
Vizomo v4.3.0:
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Enumerate on all four PXL ports
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Make use of tile PWM brightness control
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Improved network awareness
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RasterMAPPER v4.3:
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Added webUI
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C-series setup tool
PXL System 4.2.2
C-series / Helix Firmware:
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No changes
Vizomo:
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PXL timing improvements for 'choppy' tiles
RasterMAPPER:
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New C-series Display tool pops up when RM is opened
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Disable status indicators on the back of C-series tiles
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14 new test patterns
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Separate brightness values for C11 and C8v
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Pixel quantities for C8v now reported correctly
PXL System 4.2.1
C-series / Helix Firmware:
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No changes
Vizomo:
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Increased pixel capacity
RasterMAPPER:
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Fixed IE script error
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Mapping for P1 fixed
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Show correct release notes in auto update mechanism
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C-series / Helix Firmware:
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C-series 'On Screen Enumeration', sequence numbers are now displayed during enumeration
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Improved PXL error handling
Vizomo:
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New Video Mixer blueprint.
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Implemented new capture devices to support HD-SDI and DVI over HDMI
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DVI monitor now warns if the system is in 'Blackout'
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Improved the way Vizomo interacts with the PXL network
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Improved logs and reports for trouble shooting
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Support for placing C11 and C8v in the same map
RasterMAPPER:
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Adjusted interface elements to aid workflow
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Numerous 'behind the scenes' components to support future features
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8. PXL System Online Help Notes
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Information and specifications in this document are subject to change without notice. Barco, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
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Safety Information
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Heed all warnings and safety information.
Risk of electrical Shock. No user-serviceable parts inside. Observe all applicable electrical codes. The power outlet shall be installed near the equipment
and shall be easily accessible.
Warranty Information
Barco, Inc. warrants C-series, Helix, and Vizomo hardware products against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of one
(1) year from the date of retail purchase by the original end-user purchaser.
Barco, Inc. does not warrant that the operation of any product will be uninterrupted or error free. Barco Inc. is not responsible for damage arising from
failure to follow instructions relating to the product’s use.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC Statement)
C-series and Helix have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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