Small Template - Imagine Communications

Small Template - Imagine Communications
Product – ADC v12
Topic: Harmonic - Omneon Spectrum
Server
This driver configuration:
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Provides IP API support for Omneon Spectrum
Allows control of multiple streams by a single Omneon Native driver
Release Date: 23-March-2015
Revision History
Revision
Protocol
Date
Author
Description
1
12/9/2011
Initial Draft
2
3/6/2012
Added CT screen shot under Configuration
step 1 to display new device grouping
implemented in ADC v12.18. Added
parameter descriptions under configuration
diagnostics.
3
3/1/2013
Added note on Record Clip format syntax
4
12/11/2013
Added note: To record a clip, streams/ports
must be assigned and used in the
appropriate order
5
1/14/2014
Added ‘Reject Null Durations’ checkbox to
the Segments tab and the Spots tab.
6
8/20/2014
Rebrand to Imagine Communications
7
2/03/15
Updated Driver Limitations. Changed default
for “Frames To Send Play Early” to -4.
8
3/23/15
Added to “Frames To Send Play Early”:
(Recommended Range: -4 to -6).
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Version Used
Firmware: 5.5.4.1 & 6.1.0.11
Protocol: Omneon Player API Programmer Guide Release 5.5 August 2009
Omneon Media API Programmer Guide Release 5.5 August 2009
Driver Overview
The Harmonic / Omneon Native Driver was introduced with ADC Version 12.16 in December
2011. This user note will make reference to the Omneon server instead of the Harmonic server.
The Omneon Native driver supports multi-stream native IP control which simplifies
configuration and frees up valuable Device Server channels by controlling up to 5 Omneon
server streams per each multi- stream driver. A single IP connection between the ADC Device
Server and Omneon Server is what’s needed for multi-stream control. AFD and Audio Tag
control are not offered with the initial release of the Omneon native driver. See additional
information within the Driver Limitations section below.
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ADC v12.16.30 introduced support for Native IP control of the Omneon Spectrum server
(FB3628)
Driver Limitations
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Cloning: ADC Cloning option is not supported with I/P Omneon Native Driver. Cloning is
supported with the Omneon server when using VDCP serial control.
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Auto A/B routing between two different Omneon streams of the same multi stream
Omneon native driver object is not supported.
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Omneon Native driver is unable to manipulate the AFD settings upon the Omneon Server
streams.
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SD/HD Filtering is not supported
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Ability to view Omneon Audio Tag clip info with Media Client.
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Secondary Record events can fail if Back to Back Record setting is disabled upon the
Omneon Native driver stream.
Audio Tag control with Omneon clip is not supported. Support for this feature is targeted
for DS v12.25 (FB4138)
Video Playout may be affected when Additional Port Of Same Video Disk is enabled.
Changes to the current functionality may be implemented in a future TBD version.
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GMT baseband transfers do not work correctly with Omneon native driver: A playlist event
with status REQUSTED doesn't register in GMT list.
Multi-Stream Driver Considerations
ADC IP drivers that control video servers through TCP/IP connection have more than one stream
(Port) and therefore are very different from common drivers for video servers which required all
streams to have the same parameters. Multi stream driver configurations allow each stream to
be assigned its own parameters. However, ADC limitations impact its use.
Example:
The following example configuration is used to illustrate the impact of ADC v12 limitations. If
two Ports of an Omneon device are assigned to the same list and have the same type (for
example, both ports are Player), two possible configurations can be established:
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Case 1: Use two copies of the driver (one driver for each port).
Case 2: Use only one driver and select both Ports as Player.
Impact on Feature/Functions:
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Auto Copy:
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Case 1: The "Auto Copy" function will only work if both Ports belong to the same Media
list and use one port as Source and the other port as Preview/Review.
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Case 2: The "Auto Copy" function will work only if the Source port number is less than
the Preview/Review Port number. If it is not, Auto Copy will not work.
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Case 3: If the Preview/Review port is removed from the Media List, then Auto Copy will
work.
Air Protection:
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Case 1: Air Protection will work.
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Case 2: Air Protection will not work.
Recommendations
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If different streams of the same device are used as the source and review devices at the
same time, it is recommended to use the stream with the smaller number as the source and
the stream with the larger number as the review.
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If, for some reason, it is necessary to use the stream with the smaller number as the source
device, and the stream with the larger number as the review device, the review device
should be manually unassigned form the Media List with the help of the Config Tool right
after the Prep Form is opened.
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This second Recommendation may only be used when the “Review with Switching” feature is
disabled.
Cable Requirements / Connections
RJ-45 – Ethernet LAN Connectors
Connector
PIN #
SIGNAL
PIN #
SIGNAL
1
Transmit +
5
Not used
2
Transmit -
6
Receive -
3
Receive +
7
Not used
4
Not used
8
Not used
Onboard NICs
The 2RU and 4RU CHP Device Servers are equipped with 2 onboard Network Interface Cards
(NIC 1 & 2 noted within the examples below). These NICs can support multiple IP Drivers for
controlling broadcast devices. However, ADC’s Cloning application does not support failover
with IP drivers.
Device Server Set-Up
Launch the ADC Device Server and the Configuration Tool applications. Select the appropriate
device from the Configuration window to start. Right click on the device icon on the
configuration window and select Configure Devices menu to open the Configured Devices
window.
IMPORTANT Configuration Note: When you have finished making changes on a configuration
screen, press Apply and all changes made upon the current configuration window will be applied
to the driver. Press OK, and any configuration changes made upon the various tabs will be
applied, however, the configuration window will close. Press Cancel and none of the
configuration changes will be applied to the driver and the configuration window will close.
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To configure the Omneon Driver
1. Under Video Disk Servers (API/IP) in the Available pane (right pane), select the Omneon
Spectrum IP device and drag-n-drop it to the Configured Pane (left pane). Once a device has
been assigned to a device channel, it may be configured for specific options.
2. Select the Omneon Spectrum IP device in the left pane, right-click and from the popup menu
select Properties. The configuration dialog is displayed for this device.
Note: The settings within the Global Section of the multi stream driver will have an effect
upon all of the configured Streams. Unique settings may be stored per each Stream within
the Stream configuration portion of the multi stream driver.
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3. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select General. Available options
may differ depending on the device selected.
Configure the following parameters as required:
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Device Name: Specify the name of the driver into the ADC1000NT configuration. Change
this to the preferred name for the device, up to 16 characters. (Default: “Spect”.) The
device name identifies the disk port.
Note: When an event is threaded, an extra character - the head number - is added to the
end of the name.
The name is also used to identify the disk port used to execute secondary data events. If
a disk port’s name matches the ID of a secondary data event, the event is executed.
Such secondary data events include those that delete spots, transfer an archived spot,
delete protect spots, or undelete protect spots.
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Options: Report Spot Shorter than Scheduled: Check to enable reporting.
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Reset Storage on ReInit: Check to reset the storage on initialization.
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Disable heart beat checking for device air protection: Enable/Disable heartbeat check.
Checked: The Driver will not check if the device lost heart beat.
Unchecked: The driver will sense the lost heart beat error and try to reset and reconnect
with the device.
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Recommendation: Uncheck unless the device can’t reply heart beat checking query
command from driver.
4. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Communications. Use this
tab to specify the TCP configuration.
Specify the following parameters as required:
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IP: IP address of the controlled Omneon Spect VR device.
5. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Omneon Disk.
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Specify the following parameters as required:
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Play
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Play latency in frames: Enter the number of frames that the play should be send
early. (Default: 0) Play command latency from CUED state in frames. In ADC this
value is configured on the Prerolls/Postrolls tab with Parameter: Frames To Send
Play early.
Record
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Record latency in frames: (Default: 0) Record command latency from CUED state in
frames. In ADC this value is configured on the Prerolls/Postrolls tab with Parameter:
Frames To Send Record early.
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Record extra frames: Specify the number of extra frames to record.
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Record confidence stream: <<IMPORTANT: This parameter is currently unused. It
exists only for historical reasons. In future builds this parameter will be removed
from driver’s configuration.>>
Free Space
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Space Remaining: Shows available free space on the server
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Largest Spot: Shows available free space on the server
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ID: Click to refresh the free space display
6. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Prerolls/Postrolls.
Configure the following parameters as required:
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Prerolls.
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Frames To Send Play Early. The default is -4. (Recommended range is -4 to -6)
Adjust the parameter to best accommodate the latency for the specific facility. This
setting determines when (number of frames) the video disk port should receive the
play command before playout is performed. A setting of zero sends the play
command to the disk port the frame before the command is performed.
The setting should never be greater than four frames less than List Preroll or Instant
Preroll or the disk port will not play and the list will stop. If Disk Prerolls is used, the
Frames setting should be the same value unless a frame or two of switcher timing
compensation is required.
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Frames To Send Record Early. The default is 0 and should not need to be changed
unless the disk has a fixed latency of greater than one frame for the play command.
This setting determines when (number of frames) the video disk port should receive
the record command before recording is performed. A setting of zero sends the
record command to the disk port the frame before the command is performed.
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The setting should never be greater than four frames less than List Preroll or Instant
Preroll or the disk port will not play and the list will stop. If Disk Prerolls is used, the
Frames setting should be the same value unless a frame or two of switcher timing
compensation is required.
7. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Storage.
Configure the following parameters as required:
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Automatically Delete From Disk When Full. The automation system ensures that the
specified amount of free disk space is maintained. Material is deleted from the disk
automatically, based on a first-entered, last-played formula. Example:
A disk has 1000 spots on it, numbered 1 through 1000. Spot 23 is played, at which point
it is assigned a new number of 1001. Spot 65 is then played, at which point it is assigned
a new number of 1002. Each time a spot is played, it is incremented using this same
sequence. As a result, spots that have been on the disk the longest without ever being
played have the lowest numbers, and are deleted first. If material must be deleted on
the disk, the lowest number would be deleted first, then the second lowest number,
then the third lowest, etc. Default is disabled (unchecked).
Spots registered in the Lookahead are never automatically deleted.
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•
Disk Space to Keep Free (Mins). The default is 10 minutes. The range is from 0 to 32,000
minutes. This parameter attempts to keep the disk with at least the entered number of
minutes of disk space free. This prevents trying to record something larger than the
available amount of time, then having to delete the unfinished (truncated) item. For
playout, the default value is typically used. Set this to the size of the largest ID you
expect to record if Automatically Delete From Disk When Full is enabled. This parameter
should be used in time delay and record event applications. It is not recommended to
set the value below four minutes (since all space available numbers are estimates due to
variable rates of compression on different video images). This parameter has no effect
unless Automatically Delete From Disk When Full is enabled.
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Prevents ‘In-Use’ Clips from Being Deleted: Enable/Disable deletion of In-Use clips.
Checked: (Recommended) Users can’t delete an ID when it is inside the lookahead of a
list from any clients.
Unchecked: Users can delete any event from the disk storage collection window of
clients.
NOTE: When “Prevents ‘In-Use’ Clips from Being Deleted” is enabled and the “Allow
Delete IDs from Storage Window” is also enabled in the “Storage Options” tab of the Air
Client, attempting to delete in-use clips in the Device Storage Window results in a
confirmation popup.
Clicking OK on the Confirm message will not result in these in-use clips being deleted.
This applies to in-use clips that are not Protected and are not in a CUED state.
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List of Extensions: The field format is a sequence of extensions without any space
characters. Each extension must start with a dot. Extensions are case sensitive. The
default list of extensions will be used if the field is empty.
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Clip Directory: Specify the directory for clips.
8. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Reporting.
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Configure the following parameters as required:
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Disk Specific Warnings. Displays diagnostic messages used for software development
and debugging. If a specific problem or suspected bug is noticed, turn on this setting. If a
disk diagnostic message appears when the problem occurs, the diagnostic code
associated with the message should be reported to Imagine Communications. Default is
disabled (unchecked).
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Items Automatically Deleted or Recorded. This setting should only be used to verify or
test that the disk is functioning properly. When enabled, diagnostic messages are only
written to the error log at a client computer (if the client is configured to write error log
files) when a spot is deleted, recorded or played from this disk port. Default is disabled
(unchecked).
9. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Ports.
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Configure the following parameter as required:
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Additional Port Of Same Disk: Use this parameter to enable alternating playout of two
streams on the same disk for the same list. Select the additional stream from the drop
down list.
10. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select a Stream 1 – Stream 5.
The selections for Stream 1- Stream 5 provide the same configuration criteria. Use these
selections to set up channel count and type of each channel. In ADC channels are treated as
streams.
A Stream on the Device Driver represents a media input or output on the physical device. It
is possible to have two or more instances of a driver in a single Device Server. The only
limitation – all instances should control different ports.
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Specify the following parameters as required:
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Specify the type of ADC stream. Each stream may be configured as:
NOTE: The configuration should match the device abilities.
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Disabled
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List of available ports from Omneon. As shown in the following example, when a
port is selected the port designation appears alongside the specified stream:
Example Available Ports:
The following are examples of available ports.
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These names are configured at Omneon devices (not from the Config Tool). The
following image is of the Media Director for the Omneon.
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Reinitialize: If an Omneon stream becomes non-responsive to Automation commands,
then click this button to reinitialize a single Omneon Stream. This does not impact other
Omneon streams when selected or pressed.
11. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select General.
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Configure the following parameters as required:
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ID Match Name: Specify the ID of the secondary events in the list that will be played
through this driver. The ID match name identifies the disk port in secondary events,
where the device name is played in the ID field. The default name is the same name you
selected as the device name (Default: Spect). When an event is threaded, the head
number is added to the name.
The name is also used to identify the stream used to execute secondary data events. If a
stream’s name matches the ID of a secondary data event, the event is executed. Such
secondary data events include those that delete spots, transfer an archived spot, delete
protect spots, or undelete protect spots.
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Options.
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Stop Disk Play/Record on Init: A stop command is issued to the disk whenever the
Device Server is started or the port is re-initialized. When disabled, the Device
Server connects to the video disk port if it can. If it cannot, the port must manually
be re-initialized on the Device Server (under System, Diagnostics). When disabled, it
is the operator’s responsibility to check the port status in the Device Status Window
and the IDs in the Device Storage Window and re-initialize if required. Default is
enabled (checked).
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NOTE: Some sites prefer to DISABLE on ports the play to Air, and also Auto Record
List ports.
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Back To Back Play: When performing back to back play of short spots (for example,
five second spots), keep the preroll and postroll of the lists as short as possible. The
postroll time must be compatible with the VTR, switcher and effect minimum
postroll times. Also, the ADC Device Server allows a video disk that has started
cueing to continue cueing during preroll as long as cueing finishes before playout
time. If disabled, the second head status line never threads (staying offline). This
option should typically be left enabled. Default is enabled (checked).
12. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select PreRolls/PostRolls.
Configure the following parameters as required:
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Instant Prerolls.
The Instant feature is designed for coming out of a live or upcounting event as fast as
possible when the next event has a near instant preroll. If you are using a master control
switcher, the preroll must not be shorter than the shortest preroll supported by the
switcher.
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Use Instant Prerolls. This function has a default of zero seconds, four frames. The
values can range from four frames to 59 seconds. Instant Preroll provides instant
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play/skip capability to the device. When enabled, Instant Play Preroll is activated by
pressing the Instant button or Roll Now button on the control panel.
The preroll must be set to at least the minimum switcher preroll or the disk port
may start playing before the switcher switches.
The preroll also must be set to at least four frames greater than the Disk Preroll and
Number of Frames to Send Play Early. Four frames is the minimum preroll allowed
by ADC. If not configured properly, the list may stop, or Roll Now may not work as
expected, but take a longer time than desired.
If Instant Preroll is set longer than the List Preroll, instant play is actually a delayed
play. ADC operations rely on list preroll settings configured through the Options
menu, in Configure Lists.
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Seconds. Select a value of up to 59 seconds.
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Frames. Select a value of at least 4 frames.
Device Postroll.
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Use Postroll. Default: Disabled, zero seconds, four frames. Range: four frames to 59
seconds. When enabled, this setting overrides other configured postroll settings.
Device postroll, if enabled, must be set to at least 4 frames.
This feature allows the list to use one postroll for VTRs, cart machines, and other
devices, and a different postroll for video disks. The Device Postroll can be longer or
shorter than the list postroll. Its main purpose is to clear out the disk status line
quickly after the disk stops playing, so the status line can be loaded with the next
event to cue. This allows small spots to be played back to back.
If the Device Postroll was set to a larger value, and the disk had over recorded the ID
compared to the play duration, the disk would continue to play for the post roll
duration if on air play switched to another device. This would permit mix effects
during the post roll of the disk device into the play out from another device.
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Seconds. Select a value of up to 59 seconds.
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Frames. Select a value of at least 4 frames.
NOTE: The Seconds and Frames values have no effect unless the Use Postroll box is
enabled (checked).
NOTE: The settings for Frames To Send Play Early and Frames to Send Record Early are
located within the Prerolls/Postrolls tab within the Global section.
13. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select Storage.
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Configure the following parameters as required:
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Delete IDs After Play. Deletes a played event from the video disk. This is typically only
enabled for testing or when recording for a one-time playout. Default is disabled
(unchecked).
For testing, this allows a short list of spots, repeated continuously, to record or cache.
The spots are then continuously deleted. For actual on-air playout, the setting
automatically deletes from a disk when it is full. This keeps the disk filled with the most
current spots to reduce multiple recording or caching of a spot repeated more than
once. This function only deletes a spot if it is completely played out, and was recorded
by this port.
14. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select Recording.
About Recording Clips: To record a clip, streams/ports must be assigned and used in the
appropriate order:
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Stream/Port 1 - rec
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Stream/Port 2 - review
Note: A clip cannot be recorded if both streams/ports are assigned to one Media list, but the
review device isn't assigned in Media Client.
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Configure the following parameters as required:
Any combination of record qualifiers may be used, or they all may be disabled. The
recording qualifiers are effective on record events and caching, and Secondary Record
Device Events. This is useful in caching to record only IDs that are commercials as they are
short and not program material (program material normally has a segment number). Default
is disabled.
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Allow Recording.
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Recording of Record Events. Allows recording of record events or other types of
recordings. When disabled, the disk port will not record. Recording with segment
play enabled is equivalent to performing an insert edit or assemble record,
depending on the SOM (if the video disk server supports this function).
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Back to Back Recording. For secondary record events, this parameter must be
disabled. Only enable this option if your video disk server supports this function.
This setting is useful when setting up a disk to perform continuous time delay
applications. To set this up, enable this parameter and then place a sequence of
continuous IDs on a record list. The video disk records every frame into the proper
ID. The record list can be made into a playlist and played out. The play output is
exactly the same as what was recorded.
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This function affects the play out and recording list function and the disk driver
function; no other function is affected. When enabled, it:
o
Allows the recording port to support back to back recording between different
recording IDs.
o
The leading Switch Only Device will allow the back to back play between the
different play IDs.
o
The back to back recording function records single-file-multi-segment file to
single file in video disk and the Air Client updates the database after each
segment has finished the record.
o
The recording operation to video disk will not stop until the recording of all
segments is finished.
NOTE: Refer to the documentation on your disk to verify if your disk supports backto-back recording.
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Record Only No Playout. When enabled, this port will not play any material. This
was added to the software so a port can be assigned to a playlist for recording, with
a separate port assigned for playout. Without enabling this parameter, if one port
goes down, the other port will try to do both (record and playout). Since it cannot
do both at the same time, the list will not work properly. Default is disabled.
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Disable Recording With Segments. If enabled, the disk port will not record any event
with a segment number in it. Default is disabled (unchecked).
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Record Only Segments. Record only events with non-blank segment fields. If not
enabled, the disk port will not record any event with a segment number in it.
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Prevent Recordings Greater Than (Mins). Check to enable, then specify a maximum
length (in minutes) for any recording. When this parameter is enabled, the disk port will
not record any ID whose duration is greater than the number of minutes specified in
parameter.
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Prevent Recordings Less Than (Mins). Check to enable, then specify a minimum length
(in minutes) for any recording. When this parameter is enabled, the disk port will not
record any ID whose duration is less than the number of minutes specified in parameter.
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Only Record Events with ID in. Check to enable, then specify the event range ’--to--‘
limits. When enabled, the disk will only record IDs whose first character is between or
equal to the limits. Numeric and alphabetic entries (upper and lower case ) are
permitted.
For example: If only IDs starting with a ’9’ are to be recorded, enter a ’9’ in both boxes.
To record only IDs whose first character of the ID is from ’0’ to ’5’ inclusive, place ’0’ and
’5’ in the two parameters. ’A’ to ’Z’ and ’a’ to ’z’ are permitted, and uppercase letters
are sorted before lower case letters, and uppercase letters are sorted after numbers.
The ID qualifier is useful where some IDs are recorded and others not, and the Duration
and Segment qualifiers cannot distinguish between them. The traffic system can
designate a certain range of IDs that will be cached or recorded only.
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15. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select Qualifiers. Use this tab
to set playing event qualifiers.
Configure the following parameters as required:
Any combination of qualifiers may be used, or they all may be disabled.
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Playing Event Qualifiers: Event qualifier means playlist events must satisfy the selected
qualifier before being allowed to play out through this VDCP port. If they do not pass the
qualifier check, the event is not registered to this port, and is not allowed to play.
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Primary Event: Select (check) this option, if this VDCP disk port allows primary
events to play.
Deselect (uncheck) this option, if a playlist has both Primary and Secondary events,
and the user wants to only register Secondary to this VDCP disk port, and register
Primary events to other devices, such as VTR.
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Secondary event (without Data Event): Select (check) this option, if this VDCP disk
port allows secondary events to play.
Deselect (uncheck) this option, if a playlist has both Primary and Secondary events,
and the user wants to only register Primary to this VDCP disk port, and register
Secondary events to other devices, such as VTR.
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•
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Duration Range: If a duration qualifier is enabled then the disk port will not play any ID
whose duration is greater (or less) than the number of minutes specified in parameter.
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No Events Greater Than (Mins): Check to enable, then specify number of minutes in
the associated number field (use spin arrows to increment / decrement).
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No Events Less Than (Mins): Check to enable, then specify number of minutes in the
associated number field (use spin arrows to increment / decrement).
ID Range: If the ID qualifier is enabled, then the disk will only play IDs whose first
character is between or equal to the ’--to--‘ limits.
This qualifier is useful where some IDs are to be played and others not, and the Duration
qualifier cannot distinguish between them.
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Only Events with ID Between: Check to enable. Then specify range in the associated
number field.
For example: If only IDs starting with a ’9’ are to be played, enter a ’9’ in both boxes.
To play only IDs whose first character of the ID is from ’0’ to ’5’ inclusive, place ’0’
and ’5’ in the two parameters.
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No Event with ID Between: Check to enable. Then specify range in the associated
number field.
For example: To ignore and not play IDs whose first character of the ID is from ’0’ to
’5’ inclusive, place ’0’ and ’5’ in the two parameters.
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-- to --: Alphanumeric entry. Specify range for the above two options.
’A’ to ’Z’ and ’a’ to ’z’ are permitted, and uppercase letters are sorted before lower
case letters, and uppercase letters are sorted after numbers.
16. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select Segments.
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Configure the following parameters as required:
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Modify Segment IDs (# of Characters). Up to two characters can be added to IDs. Useful
for multi-segment recording, this option causes the ID on a video disk to be appended
with either 1 or 2 characters to distinguish the segments.
If you never use more than 9 segments in any ID, select 1 character (which allows up to
9 segments). If you select 2 characters here, a maximum of 99 segments is allowed.
Valid numbers are 0, 1, and 2. Default is 0.
Example: If Modify Segment IDs (# of Characters) were set to 2, a 3-segment ID titled
“spot” would reside on the video disk as “spot01,” “spot02,” and “spot03.” If the disk
has a maximum of 32 characters allowed for an ID, the ID is truncated on the disk if the
ID takes up 30 or more characters (2 characters are lost to allow for the 2 segment
characters).
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Segment Play Search path: Use this parameter to specify segmented program ID search
through various settings of the Modify ID parameter. For media play out, the first valid
setting is used. The list permits each setting to be individually enabled or disabled, and
for the order in which they are checked to be defined. Populating the search path with a
single entry matching the fixed settings allows operation identical to current behavior.
Select a listed segment then use the associated buttons to arrange:
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Up / Down: Use these buttons to position the segment in the list.
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Enable: Use this buttons to enable a selected segment.
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Disable: Becomes active when Enable is selected. Use this button to disable a
selected segment.
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Cue: Becomes active when Enable is selected.
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Cue with Data: Becomes active when Cue is selected
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Reject Blank SOM: Check to enable rejection of segments with blank SOM.
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Reject Null Durations: Enable (check) / Disable (uncheck) rejection of events with null
durations.
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When disabled (unchecked), the driver will behave as it currently does and any
events with 00:00:00.00 durations should be skipped. Any event with a NULL
duration should continue to play without stop. Default setting is disabled.
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When enabled (checked) the VDCP object will not register to play any event in the
transmission list that has a blank or 00:00:00.00 Duration. (With default colors,
these events remain RED on the Transmission List and do not play). The
Transmission List treats this event like any other missing event.
17. In the navigation pane expand a Stream 1 – Stream 5 and then select Spots.
Configure the following parameters as required:
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Reject Blank SOM: Check to enable rejection of single spots with blank SOM.
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Reject Null Durations: Enable (check) / Disable (uncheck) rejection of events with null
durations.
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When disabled (unchecked), the driver will behave as it currently does and any
events with 00:00:00.00 durations should be skipped. Any event with a NULL
duration should continue to play without stop. Default setting is disabled.
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When enabled (checked) the VDCP object will not register to play any event in the
transmission list that has a blank or 00:00:00.00 Duration. (With default colors,
these events remain RED on the Transmission List and do not play). The
Transmission List treats this event like any other missing event.
18. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Disk Status. The Disk Status
tab is informational only. No user-configurable settings are available in this tab. Click the
Refresh tab to update the displayed information.
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Disk Status Parameters:
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Output Port Selected shows numbers of ports, which are configured via this driver
by user.
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Output Port Returned displays numbers of ports, which have been really configured
and correctly reply to commands.
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Port Initialized (or “Port Initializing”) indicates whether initialization process has
been finished.
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Ports Opened shows amount of ports, specified on page “K2ClientInfo”.
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Disk Not Full (or “Disk Full”) and Archive Not Full (or “Archive Full”) show condition
of disk and archive.
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Spots in Disk shows amount of clips in current working folder.
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Disk Free and Max Record display free space and free continuous space in timecode
format.
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Minutes Free In Disk shows free space in minutes.
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Minutes Signal Free shows critical amount of free minutes in disk, when the video
disk is considered to be full (it is specified on page Storage in Global parameters).
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Offline Archive Not Full indicates status of the archive.
Refresh: Press this button to obtain current information about the device.
19. In the navigation pane expand the Global entry and then select Diagnostics.
Configure the following parameters as required:
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Reinitialize: Click to reinitialize the device/port. Executing this action and confirming will
stop any play out or recording in progress, clear the disk status lines, clear all spots in
the Device Storage Window, then initialize the disk port.
This should only be done if the disk is not recording or playing on air, and it is felt
something is hung up in the software.
This may need to be done if a videodisk communications program is brought down, then
back up, and it does not signal the ADC controller that it was rebooted.
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ReVerify: Click to reverify all IDs from the video disk. This action removes all IDs from
the Device Storage Window that are not in any list look ahead, (no ‘*’ in the USED
column) then reads all IDs from the video disk and puts them into the Device Storage
Window.
This should only be used if you suspect the Device Storage Window does not have the
correct IDs in it (they should only be what is in the disk or to be recorded or transferred
in to the disk).
Before doing this note the ID count and any suspected IDs or lack of IDs, and note if
after the ID List is re-read if the IDs in the Device Storage Window are different.
Using this function reduces the efficiency of the Auto Delete (Device Parameter Delete
When Full). It will still delete as needed, but the history of what spots were most
recently used will be lost.
Reverify affects the most recently used information in the following way:
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The ID list sort mode is always set to FIFO. If the disk follows VDCP protocol, when
selecting to Re-verify IDs against the disk storage, the video disk gives the IDs
following the rule that, oldest items are listed first, newest items are listed last. This
maintains the usage frequency sequence.
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If the video disk doesn’t follow VDCP, the usage frequency sequence will be lost.
Trace Setting: Only Trace the Following IDs: Check to enable tracing of the
communications for designated IDs. This gives more intelligent filtering of the data
logged in order to limit the amount data produced in the log.
20. Apply the Configuration Changes: When changes are made to a device’s configuration, the
Apply button on the configuration GUI becomes active. Click the Apply button to
immediately apply that configuration change to the system configuration held in random
access memory by the Device Server.
NOTE: Apply does not write the configuration change to the Device Server’s configuration
files. This can only be done by using the Save Devices option on the Configured Devices
window’s File menu.
21. Save the Configuration: From the Configured Devices window select File> Save Devices. The
current configuration is written to the Device Server’s configuration files on the Device
Server.
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Attempting to close the Configured Devices window without first saving any
configuration changes, results in the Configuration Manager prompting to save the
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changes on the Device Server. Accepting this prompt writes the configuration changes
to the Device Server’s configuration files as well.
Operation Notes
Omneon Native Driver Configuration with Device Server and Media
Client
Media Client v4.16 and higher provides enhanced support for the multiple stream Omneon
Native driver. With introduction of the Omneon Native Driver, the ADC Media Client is able to
display all available driver streams in the Prep forms configuration windows and allow any of
them to be configured as a source, record, or review devices.
1. Launch the ADC Device Server and Config Tool applications
2. Configure Omneon driver in the Config Tool (set IP, configure streams if needed)
3. Assign the Omneon Spectrum driver to a Media List.
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4. Launch the ADC Media Client (v4.16 or higher)
5. Open any Media Client Prep from the Configuration Ribbon bar upon the Media Client.
6. Select the correct Media list
7. Review / select the Omneon Spectrum and desired configured Stream from the source
devices lists.
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8. Review / select the Omneon Spectrum and desired configured Stream from the record
devices lists.
9. Review / select the Omneon Spectrum and desired configured Stream from the review
devices lists.
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Test Procedures
Procedure 1 – Playback of MultiSeg and Single spot clips
NOTE: Events can be inserted into a list in a variety of ways: from Device storage, via Insert key,
via Database.
Single Spot playback:
1. Open playlist and press insert event by pressing Insert key. Event should be present in
Database as a Single spot.
2. Exit from Revise mode.
3. Start playing event.
MultiSeg playback:
4. Open playlist and press insert event by pressing Insert key. Event should be present in DB as
a MultiSeg.
5. Select from displayed dialog appropriate segment.
6. Exit from Revise mode.
7. Start playback.
Procedure 2 – Ingesting content with Media Client
Information about source, record, review devices:
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Source device can be disk, VTR and other devices.
Record and review device should be configured for one disk.
Ingest Single Spot
1. Configure in Media Client: Source (i.e. VTR or Disk), Omneon record port, Omneon review
port.
2. Open Single Spot prep form and add all needed data to appropriate fields.
3. Press Autocopy button and after recording has completed check that Omneon review port is
able to play clip.
Ingest MultiSeg
1. Configure in Media Client: source, record, review devices.
2. Open Multi-Segment prep form and add all needed data to appropriate fields.
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Be sure to add segments.
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3. Press Autocopy button and after recording is completed check that review port is able to
play the newly recorded clip.
Ingest Multi Spot
1. Configure in Media Client: source, record, review devices.
2. Open Multi Spot prep form and add all needed data to appropriate fields.
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Be sure to add A_spots.
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3. Press Autocopy button and after recording check that review device can play clip.
Procedure 3 – Setting up a Record Event within Playlist
1. Configure Omneon record stream and assign this stream to transmission list.
2. Configure A/V tables to record from appropriate source.
3. Add to playlist record event (type of event should be R). Add appropriate time in which
recording should be started.
4. Wait until recording is finished.
5. You can review the clip from the Media Client application and add segments to the
recording if needed.
Procedure 6 – Demonstrate Air / Protect configuration / control
1. Configure 2 drivers for different video disks.
2.
Assign these disks to one transmission list (one as air, other as protected).
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3. Note: The following screen capture shows the Omneon stream as being Disabled but this is
not how it will appear with the actual ADC Config Tool.
4.
Add to transmission list events which are presents in both video disks.
5.
Play this transmission list.
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