X1200 Series Router Manual

X1200 Series Router Manual
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X1200 Series Routers
lnstruction Manual
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lNFORMATlON TO USERS lN EUROPE
NOTE
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ClSPR 22 CLASS A DlGlTAL DEVlCE OR PERlPHERAL
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to the European Union EMC directive. 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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NOTE
FCC CLASS A DlGlTAL DEVlCE OR PERlPHERAL
This equipment has 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.
WARNlNG
Changes or Modifications not expressly approved by Evertz Microsystems Ltd. could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Use of unshielded plugs or cables may cause radiation interference. Properly shielded interface cables
with the shield connected to the chassis ground of the device must be used
X1200 Series Router Manual
REVlSlON HlSTORY
REVlSlON
DESCRlPTlON
DATE
Original Version
Oct 01
1.1
Changes for X1201 routers and SoftSwitchrouters
Jan 02
1.2
More descriptions added re SoftSwitchtiming set-ups, Chapter 7 added
Jan 02
1.2.1
Corrections to table 2-2, 2-4 and 2-5, Table 2-6 Added
Feb 02
1.2.2
Features current for firmware version 1.1 build 23
Added Input Label File menu item for uploading Label Text files
May 02
1.3
Added information about Embedded SoftSwitch
Added information about SoftSwitchon HD routers
Jan 03
1.3.1
Added clarification of Video switch line for HD routers
Feb 03
1.3.2
Changed Block diagrams, added diagrams for Embedded SoftSwitch
Feb 03
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lnformation contained in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Evertz assumes no responsibility for the use thereof nor for
the rights of third parties, which may be effected in any way by the use thereof. Any representations in this document concerning performance of
Evertz products are for informational use only and are not warranties of future performance, either express or implied. The only warranty offered
by Evertz in relation to this product is the Evertz standard limited warranty, stated in the sales contract or order confirmation form.
Although every attempt has been made to accurately describe the features, installation and operation of this product in this manual, no warranty is
granted nor liability assumed in relation to any errors or omissions unless specifically undertaken in the Evertz sales contract or order confirmation.
lnformation contained in this manual is periodically updated and changes will be incorporated into subsequent editions. lf you encounter an error,
please notify Evertz Customer Service department. Evertz reserves the right, without notice or liability, to make changes in equipment design or
specifications.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. OVERVlEW...............................................................................................
1.1. HOW TO USE THlS MANUAL ........................................................................................................... 1-6
1.2. GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................................................... 1-6
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2. lNSTALLATlON. ..........................................................................................
2.1. REAR PANEL ....................................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1. Standard Definition Digital Video Connections (X1200S) ................................................. 2-1
2.1.2. High Definition Digital Video Connections (X1202H) ......................................................... 2-1
2.1.3. AES Audio Connections.......................................................................................................... 2-2
2.1.3.1. Audio Connections on Router Models with the AES Option Fitted. ............... 2-2
2.1.3.2. Audio Connections On Early Router Models With The AES Option Fitted.
(two breakout panels shipped) ............................................................................. 2-2
2.1.3.3. Audio Connections on Router Models with the AES4 Option Fitted. ............. 2-3
2.1.4. Reference Connections .......................................................................................................... 2-3
2.1.5. Remote Control Connections ................................................................................................. 2-3
2.1.6. Power Connections ................................................................................................................. 2-5
2.2. MOUNTlNG ........................................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.3. POWER REQUlREMENTS. ................................................................................................................ 2-5
2.3.1. Selecting the Correct Mains Voltage .................................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2. Changing the Fuses ................................................................................................................ 2-6
2.4. CONNECTlNG THE REMOTE CONTROL PANEL........................................................................ 2-6
2.4.1. Connecting The Primary Remote Control Panel (RCP Version) ...................................... 2-6
2.4.2. Connecting A Second Remote Control Panel ..................................................................... 2-7
2.5. CONNECTlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE lNPUTS AND OUTPUTS ...................................... 2-7
2.5.1. Connecting the General Purpose lnputs .............................................................................. 2-8
2.5.2. Connecting the General Purpose Outputs ........................................................................... 2-9
2.5.3. GPl/O Examples. ..................................................................................................................... 2-9
2.6. CONTROLLlNG THE ROUTER USlNG THE EXTERNAL SERlAL PROTOCOL .................. 2-10
2.6.1. Connecting the Router to a Grass Valley Ten XL ASCll Control Device ...................... 2-10
3. OPERATlON. ............................................................................................
3.1. OVERVlEW OF THE FRONT PANEL DlSPLAY AND CONTROLS ........................................... 3-1
3.1.1. Video Router Controls ............................................................................................................. 3-1
3.1.2. Setup Key Group ..................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.1.3. Front Panel Display Messages. ............................................................................................. 3-2
3.2. OVERVlEW OF FRONT PANEL OPERATlON ............................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1. Audio Follow Video Switching (AFV) .................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.2. Breakaway Audio On An Audio Follow Video Group ......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3. lndependent Audio Bus Switching ......................................................................................... 3-4
3.3. FRONT PANEL SETUP MENU.......................................................................................................... 3-4
3.4. NAGlVATlNG THE SETUP MENU .................................................................................................... 3-5
3.5. FRONT PANEL SETUP MENU - MAlN MENU ................................................................. 3-6
3.6. CONFlGURlNG THE ROUTER REFERENCES ............................................................................. 3-6
3.6.1. Setting up the Video Reference ............................................................................................. 3-7
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3.6.2. Setting up the Video Output Timing
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchrouters only) ................................................. 3-7
3.6.3. Setting up the Video Line Synchronizer Timing
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ................................ 3-8
3.6.4. Setting up the AES Audio Reference
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ................................ 3-8
3.7. CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO TRANSlTlONS .......................................................... 3-9
3.7.1. Configuring The Switch Line .................................................................................................. 3-9
3.7.2. Enabling The Video Line Synchronizer On For Clean Video Switches
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) .............................. 3-10
3.7.3. Enabling The AES Audio SoftSwitchFor Clean Audio Switches
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) .............................. 3-10
3.7.4. Enabling The Embedded Audio SoftSwitchFor Clean Audio Switches
(Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ............................................................. 3-11
3.8. CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO lNPUTS ..................................................................... 3-11
3.8.1. Setting the Configuration of the AES Router Section
(Early X1202H-AES Routers with 2 breakout panels only) ............................................. 3-12
3.8.2. Setting up the Audio Follow Video Groups ........................................................................ 3-12
3.8.3. Configuring Which lnputs Are Active .................................................................................. 3-13
3.8.4. Configuring What To Do When There ls No Video lnput Present .................................. 3-13
3.8.5. Configuring The Router Video Standard
(HD SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ...................... 3-14
3.9. LABELlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO lNPUTS ............................................................................. 3-14
3.9.1. Uploading/Downloading lnput Labels from a Text File. ................................................... 3-14
3.9.2. Changing the lnput Labels from the Front Panel. ............................................................. 3-15
3.10. CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO OUTPUTS (HD ROUTERS ONLY) .............................................. 3-15
3.10.1. Selecting the Reclocking Mode of the HD Video Outputs (HD Routers only) .............. 3-15
3.11. MANUALLY ACTlVATlNG THE BYPASS RELAYS ................................................................... 3-15
3.11.1. Manually Activating All the Bypass Relays ........................................................................ 3-16
3.12. CONFlGURlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE lNPUTS (GPl) ...................................................... 3-16
3.12.1. How to Override (Temporarily Disable) the GPl Functions ............................................. 3-16
3.12.2. How to turn off the GPl Override (Return the GPls to their Programmed Functions) 3-16
3.12.3. Configuring the Encoding mode for the GPl lnputs .......................................................... 3-17
3.12.3.1. Standard GPl Encoding ...................................................................................... 3-17
3.12.3.2. HEX GPl Encoding .............................................................................................. 3-17
3.12.3.3. AFV HEX GPl Encoding ..................................................................................... 3-18
3.12.4. Configuring Whether the GPl lnputs are Edge or Level Activated ................................. 3-19
3.12.5. Programming the GPl lnputs Functions ............................................................................. 3-20
3.13. CONFlGURlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE OUTPUTS (GPO)................................................ 3-20
3.13.1. How to Override (Temporarily Disable) the GPO Functions ........................................... 3-21
3.13.2. How to turn off the GPO Override (Return the GPOs to their Programmed Functions)321
3.13.3. Configuring the Encoding mode for the GPO Outputs ..................................................... 3-21
3.13.3.1. HEX GPO Encoding ............................................................................................ 3-21
3.13.4. Configuring Whether the GPO Outputs are Latched or Momentary .............................. 3-22
3.13.5. Programming the GPO Output Functions .......................................................................... 3-22
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3.14. CONFlGURlNG THE REMOTE CONTROL PORT OPERATlON .............................................. 3-22
3.14.1. Selecting the Baud Rate for Remote Control Port ............................................................ 3-23
3.14.2. Selecting the Serial Data Format for the Remote Control Port ....................................... 3-23
3.14.3. Selecting the Serial Control Address. ................................................................................. 3-24
3.14.4. Selecting the Serial Data Control Mode ............................................................................. 3-24
3.14.5. Selecting the External Remote Control Protocol............................................................... 3-24
4.
3.15. SAVlNG AND RECALLlNG CONFlGURATlON PRESETS ....................................................... 3-25
3.15.1. How to Restore the Factory Default Settings .................................................................... 3-25
3.15.2. How to Recall a Saved User Preset Configuration ........................................................... 3-25
3.15.3. How to Save the Router Configuration to a User Preset ................................................. 3-26
3.16. MANAGlNG THE ROUTER FlRMWARE ....................................................................................... 3-26
3.16.1. Reading the Router Firmware Version ............................................................................... 3-26
3.16.2. How to Update the Router Firmware .................................................................................. 3-26
TECHNlCAL DESCRlPTlON........................................................................................................................ 4-1
4.1. SPEClFlCATlONS ................................................................................................................................ 4-1
4.1.1. Video Specifications (X1200S Series). ................................................................................. 4-1
4.1.1.1. SD Video lnputs...................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1.1.2. SD Video Outputs .................................................................................................. 4-1
4.1.2. Video Specifications (X1200H Series).................................................................................. 4-2
4.1.2.1. HD Video lnputs ..................................................................................................... 4-2
4.1.2.2. HD Video Outputs .................................................................................................. 4-2
4.1.3. Video Reference ...................................................................................................................... 4-2
4.1.4. AES Audio lnputs ..................................................................................................................... 4-3
4.1.5. AES Audio Outputs .................................................................................................................. 4-3
4.1.6. DARS Reference (SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) 4-3
4.1.7. GPl Control Port ........................................................................................................................ 4-3
4.1.8. Serial Remote Control ............................................................................................................. 4-3
4.1.9. Electrical .................................................................................................................................... 4-4
4.1.10. Physical ..................................................................................................................................... 4-4
4.2. UPGRADlNG FlRMWARE .................................................................................................................. 4-4
4.2.1. Step 1 - Terminal Program Setup............................................................................. 4-4
4.2.1.1. Step 2 - lnvoke Upload Mode Via The Front Panel .................................... 4-5
4.2.1.2. Step 3 - lnvoke Upload Mode From The Terminal Program ...................... 4-5
4.2.2. Step 4 - Uploading the new firmware............................................................................. 4-6
4.2.3. Step 5 - Completing the Upgrade ............................................................................. 4-6
4.3. UPLOADlNG ROUTER lNPUT LABELS FROM A TEXT FlLE ................................................... 4-6
4.3.1. Step 1 - Terminal Program Setup............................................................................. 4-7
4.3.2. Step 2 - Download the Current Labels from the Router .............................................. 4-7
4.3.3. Step 3 - Editing the Label Text File ................................................................................ 4-7
4.3.4. Step 4 - Upload the New Label file to the Router ......................................................... 4-8
4.3.5. Sample Label Text Files ......................................................................................................... 4-9
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5.
6.
7.
SERlAL CONTROL OF THE ROUTERS ................................................................................................... 5-1
5.1. GVG TEN-XL ASCll PROTOCOL ..................................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1. Serial Data Format .................................................................................................................. 5-1
5.1.2. Definitions ................................................................................................................................. 5-2
5.1.3. Command Formats .................................................................................................................. 5-3
5.1.3.1. Write or Take Command....................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.3.2. Read or Query Command .................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.3.3. Reply Command String ......................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.4. Command Examples: .............................................................................................................. 5-3
5.1.4.1. lnput Selection - Audio Follow Mode ....................................................... 5-4
5.1.4.2. lnput Selection - Breakaway Mode .......................................................... 5-4
5.1.4.3. Router Status Request.......................................................................................... 5-4
VlDEO AND AUDlO OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ................................................................................ 6-1
6.1. MODEL X1201 - 12 X 1 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ................................................................ 6-1
6.2. MODEL X1202 - 12 X 2 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ................................................................ 6-3
6.3. MODEL X1202 (EARLY VERSlONS WlTH 2 BREAKOUT PANELS)
- 12 X 2 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ............................................................................................ 6-7
VlDEO TlMlNG CONSlDERATlONS .......................................................................................................... 7-1
7.1. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED TO REFERENCE. ................................................................. 7-1
7.2. lNPUT SlGNALS ARE WlTHlN TlMED TO WlTHlN +/- 1 LlNE OF REFERENCE. ................. 7-2
7.3. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED TOGETHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM
REFERENCE. ...................................................................................................................................... 7-3
7.4. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED WlTHlN A RANGE OF +/- 1 LlNE
FROM EACH OTHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE. .................................... 7-4
7.5. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED WlTHlN A RANGE OF +/- 1 LlNE
FROM EACH OTHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE. .................................... 7-5
Figures
Figure 1-1: X1201 Block Diagram ..................................................................................................................... 1-3
Figure 1-2: X1201 SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ............................................................................................. 1-4
Figure 1-3: X1201 Embedded SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ......................................................................... 1-4
Figure 1-4: X1202 Block Diagram ..................................................................................................................... 1-5
Figure 1-5: X1202 SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ............................................................................................. 1-5
Figure 1-6: X1202 Embedded SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ......................................................................... 1-6
Figure 2-1: X1202H-AES4 Rear Panel Layout ............................................................................................... 2-1
Figure 2-2: X1202S-AES4 Rear Panel Layout................................................................................................ 2-1
Figure 2-3: X1202ABO Audio Breakout Panel Layout ................................................................................... 2-2
Figure 2-4: General Purpose l/O Schematic ................................................................................................... 2-7
Figure 2-5: Powering the General Purpose lnput Opto-lsolators from the Router .................................... 2-8
Figure 2-6: Powering the General Purpose lnput Opto-lsolators from an External Power Supply ......... 2-9
Figure 2-7: GPlO Example - Auto Changeover to lnput 2 on Loss of lnput 1 ....................................... 2-10
Figure 3-1: Front Panel Layout .......................................................................................................................... 3-1
Figure 3-2: Overview of the Setup Menu ......................................................................................................... 3-4
Figure 3-3: Switch Line Selection in 59.94 Hz Field Rate Systems ............................................................. 3-9
Figure 3-4: Switch Line Selection in 50 Hz Field Rate Systems ................................................................ 3-10
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Figure 6-1: Model 1201 - Video 1 Output Buss .............................................................................................. 6-1
Figure 6-2: Model 1201-AES - Video 1 and associated Audio ............................................................. 6-1
Figure 6-3: Model 1201-AES4 - Video 1 and associated Audio ........................................................... 6-2
Figure 6-4: Model 1202 - Video 1 Output Buss .............................................................................................. 6-3
Figure 6-5: Model 1202 - Video 2 Output Buss .............................................................................................. 6-3
Figure 6-6: Model 1202-AES - Video 1 and associated Audio ............................................................. 6-4
Figure 6-7: Model 1202-AES - Video 2 and associated Audio ............................................................. 6-4
Figure 6-8: Model 1202-AES4 - Video 1 and associated Audio ........................................................... 6-5
Figure 6-9: Model 1202-AES4 - Video 2 and associated Audio ........................................................... 6-6
Figure 6-10: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 2(12 x 2))
- Video 1 and associated Audio ................................................................................ 6-7
Figure 6-11: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 2(12 x 2))
- Video 2 and associated Audio ............................................................................... 6-8
Figure 6-12: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 4(12 x 1)
and default AFV grouping) - Video 1 and associated Audio ....................................... 6-9
Figure 6-13: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 4(12 x 1)
and default AFV grouping) - Video 2 and associated Audio ..................................... 6-10
Figure 7-1: Timing Example 1 - lnputs in Time with Reference ............................................................ 7-1
Figure 7-2: Timing Example 2 - lnputs in Time with Reference ............................................................ 7-2
Figure 7-3: Timing Example 3 - lnputs in Time but Delayed 5 Lines from Reference ........................ 7-3
Figure 7-4: Timing Example 4 - lnputs Not in Time and Delayed from Reference ............................. 7-4
Figure 7-5: Timing Example 5 - Bypass Router for Production Switcher ............................................ 7-5
Tables
Table 1-1: Basic Router Models and Features ............................................................................................... 1-1
Table 1-2: SoftSwitchRouter Models ........................................................................................................... 1-2
Table 1-3: Embedded SoftSwitchRouter Models ....................................................................................... 1-2
Table 2-1: Router RS-232 Port Pin Definitions ............................................................................................... 2-4
Table 2-2: Router RS-422 Port Pin Definitions ............................................................................................... 2-4
Table 2-3: GPl/O Pin Definitions ....................................................................................................................... 2-5
Table 2-4: Remote Control Panel Extender Cable ......................................................................................... 2-6
Table 2-5: Master 1202 to Slave 1202 Cable - RS-232 Configuration .............................................. 2-11
Table 2-6: Master 1202 to Slave 1202 Cable - RS-422 Configuration .............................................. 2-11
Table 3-1: Standard GPl Encoding Functions............................................................................................... 3-17
Table 3-2: HEX GPl Encoding Functions....................................................................................................... 3-18
Table 3-3: HEX lnput Selection (HEX and AVF HEX Encoding) ................................................................ 3-18
Table 3-4: AFV HEX GPl Encoding Functions .............................................................................................. 3-19
Table 3-5: HEX lnput Selection for AFV2 (AVF HEX Encoding) ................................................................ 3-19
Table 3-6: HEX Encoded Output Tallies ........................................................................................................ 3-22
Table 5-1: Crosspoint numbers and their lnternal Source Numbers ........................................................... 5-2
Table 5-2: ASCll Command Definitions............................................................................................................ 5-3
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1.1. HOW TO USE THlS MANUAL ........................................................................................................... 1-6
1.2. GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................................................... 1-6
Figures
Figure 1-1: X1201 Block Diagram ..................................................................................................................... 1-3
Figure 1-2: X1201 SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ............................................................................................. 1-4
Figure 1-3: X1201 Embedded SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ......................................................................... 1-4
Figure 1-4: X1202 Block Diagram ..................................................................................................................... 1-5
Figure 1-5: X1202 SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ............................................................................................. 1-5
Figure 1-6: X1202 Embedded SoftSwitchBlock Diagram ......................................................................... 1-6
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The X1200 series twelve input routing switchers provide a convenient, low cost way to route Standard and
High definition serial digital signals. The X1200S routers are used for 270, 360 & 540Mb/s standard
definition serial digital signals, while the X1200H routers are used for 1.5Gb/s HDTV serial digital signals.
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The router is available in video only or video with AES configurations. The X1202S-AES and X1202HAES units come with 2 levels of AES audio routing for each of the two video busses. The X1202SAES4 and X1202H-AES4 units come with 4 levels of AES audio routing for each of the two video busses.
The X1201 routers have only one video bus and similar audio configurations. The AES output busses can
be used in an audio follow video mode, or can be broken away from their associated video buss.
Table 1-1 shows the model numbers of the basic routers and the capabilities of each.
Audio
Model
X1201S
X1201S-AES
X1201S-AES4
X1202S
X1202S-AES
X1202S-AES4
X1201H
X1201H-AES
X1201H-AES4
X1202H
X1202H-AES
X1202H-AES4
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
HD
HD
HD
HD
HD
HD
Video
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 2
Configuration
None
2 12 x 1
4 12 x 1
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
Breakout
Panels
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1**
2
Table 1-1: Basic Router Models and Features
**Some early versions of the X1202H-AES models were shipped with two audio breakout panels. On
these units, the AES audio router sections can also be configured as four 12 x 1 AES audio busses. (The
assignment of which mode the AES section of the router operates and which AES busses are associated
to the Video busses is programmable from the Setup menu.)
The router electronics is housed in a 1RU rack mount frame with breakout panels for the audio
connections. The standard router has built-in front panel controls, but can also be purchased with a rack
mount remote control panel that replaces the built-in control panel (RCP version). An additional remote
control panel (X1202S-REMOTE or X1202H-REMOTE) can also be ordered for any version. All units can
also be controlled by contact closures on the GPl control port or through the RS-232 serial remote control
port using industry standard switcher protocols.
The SoftSwitch versions (referred to as SS versions throughout this manual) of the router have the
following additional features. The Video 1 output has adjustable vertical timing with respect to the genlock
input, and line synchronizers on the video inputs can accommodate differences in timing up to
approximately +/- one half line for the V1 output. All the AES outputs will have a continuous AES carrier
locked to either the video genlock or DARS reference (when the DARS reference is used, Z bit alignment
of the AES outputs is also guaranteed). The audio outputs that follow the Video 1 buss use Evertz patent
pending SoftSwitchtechnology to eliminate audible pops when switches are performed. For the
SoftSwitch technology to function correctly, the audio sources must be synchronous with the chosen
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Audio Reference for the router (see section 3.6.4). Table 1-2 shows the model numbers of the
SoftSwitchequipped routers and the capabilities of each.
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Audio
Model
X1201S+SS
X1201S-AES+SS
X1201S-AES4+SS
X1202S+SS
X1202S-AES+SS
X1202S-AES4+SS
X1201H+HSS
X1201H-AES+HSS
X1201H-AES4+HSS
X1202H+HSS
X1202H-AES+HSS
X1202H-AES4+HSS
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
HD
HD
HD
HD
HD
HD
Video
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 2
Configuration
None
2 12 x 1
4 12 x 1
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
Breakout
Panels
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1**
2
Table 1-2: SoftSwitchRouter Models
The Embedded SoftSwitch(referred to as ESS versions throughout this manual) versions of the router
have all the features of the SS versions as well as the following additional features. The embedded audio
on the Video 1 buss uses Evertz patent pending SoftSwitchtechnology to eliminate audible pops when
switches are performed. For the Embedded SoftSwitchtechnology to function correctly, the AES
sources must be synchronous with the Video reference and the Audio Reference for the router must be
set to video (see section 3.6.4). lf Embedded SoftSwitchfunctionality is not required (e.g. Dolby E in the
embedded stream) then the DARS reference can be used with the AES portions of the router. Table 1-3
shows the model numbers of the Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers and the capabilities of each.
Audio
Model
X1201S+ES
X1201S-AES+ES
X1201S-AES4+ES
X1202S+ES
X1202S-AES+ES
X1202S-AES4+ES
X1201H+HES
X1201H-AES+HES
X1201H-AES4+HES
X1202H+HES
X1202H-AES+HES
X1202H-AES4+HES
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
SDl
HD
HD
HD
HD
HD
HD
Video
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 1
12 x 2
12 x 2
12 x 2
Configuration
None
2 12 x 1
4 12 x 1
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
None
2 12 x 2
4 12 x 2
Breakout
Panels
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1**
2
Table 1-3: Embedded SoftSwitchRouter Models
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Features:
 Standard definition units support SMPTE 259M (270Mb/s,360Mb/s,540Mb/s) video signals
 High definition units support SMPTE 292M (1.5 Gb/s) video signals
 High definition units can be operated in a non-reclock mode to pass SMPTE 259M video signals
 Units can be genlocked to an external source so that a "clean switch" can be achieved.
 Autotiming of V1 buss inputs to perform a clean video switch when SoftSwitchor Embedded
SoftSwitchoption is installed
 Optional SoftSwitchtechnology eliminates hot-switch audio pops on AES outputs following V1 buss
 Optional Embedded SoftSwitchtechnology eliminates hot-switch audio pops on embedded audio on
V1 buss
 Switch point is fully controllable from the front panel.
 Video input presence detection displayable on the front panel.
 Front panel or remote control panel versions available. Second control panel can be ordered for either
version
 Parallel GPl and RS-232 serial control.
 Programmable source input names available on the front panel.
 Optional video and audio input relay bypass for power failure bypass protection.
 Optional dual power supplies.
 Field upgradeable firmware as new features become available
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
AES 1A
Outputs
AES 2A
Outputs
Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Cable
Driver
AES 1B
Outputs
AES 2B
Outputs
Cable
Driver
1
*
AES 1
12 Audio lnputs 1
12
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Cable
Driver
AES 1 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES and AES4 models
1
AES 2
12 Audio lnputs 1
AES 2 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES4 models
12
Relay Bypass available with bypass option
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1
Video lnputs
12
Video Ref
Loop
GPl/GPO
RS-422
RS-232
Control
EQ
EQ
Genlock
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 1
Reclocker bypass on
HD Routers
Video Connections on main unit
Figure 1-1: X1201 Block Diagram
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# SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
#
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
*
Bypass
Relay
Protected
AES 1A
Outputs
AES 2A
Outputs
Cable
Driver
# SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
#
*
SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
AES 1B
Outputs
AES 2B
Outputs
Cable
Driver
1
AES 1
12 Audio lnputs 1
AES 1 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES and AES4 models
12
*
Relay Bypass available with bypass option
#
Clean video switching and 'popless' AES switching
available with SoftSwitch TM and Embedded SoftSwitch TM
options
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Cable
Driver
1
Video lnputs
1
Video Ref
Loop
12
AES 2
12 Audio lnputs 1
DARS Ref
Loop
EQ
Genlock
*
#+ Clean
Reclocker
Switch
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 1
Reclocker bypass on
HD Routers
Video Connections on main unit
Figure 1-2: X1201 SoftSwitchBlock Diagram
#+SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
#+ SoftSwitch TM
*
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
AES 1A
Outputs
AES 2A
Outputs
Cable
Driver
#+SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
#+SoftSwitch TM
Cable
Driver
AES 1B
Outputs
1
AES 1
12 Audio lnputs 1
12
Relay Bypass available with bypass option
#
Clean video switching and 'popless' AES switching
available with SoftSwitch TM and Embedded SoftSwitch TM
options
+ Clean video switching and 'popless' AES and
Cable
Driver
AES 1 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES and AES4 models
1
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
AES 2B
Outputs
Cable
Driver
*
Video lnputs
1
12
Video Ref
Loop
AES 2
12 Audio lnputs 1
GPl/GPO
RS-422
RS-232
Control
EQ
EQ
AES 2 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES4 models
12
DARS Ref
Loop
Genlock
embedded audio switching available with Embedded
SoftSwitch TM option
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GPl/GPO
RS-422
RS-232
Control
EQ
AES 2 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES4 models
12
#+ Clean
+ Embedded
Switch
SoftSwitch
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 1
Reclocker bypass on
HD Routers
Video Connections on main unit
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Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Cable
Driver
*
Cable
Driver
*
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Cable
Driver
AES 1
12 Audio lnputs 1
1
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Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
AFV2
AES
Outputs
Cable
Driver
AES 1 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES and AES4 models
12
1
*
Cable
Driver
AFV1
AES
Outputs
Video lnputs
12
AES 2
12 Audio lnputs 1
1
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Bypass
Relay
Protected
AFV1
AES
Outputs
*
AFV2
AES
Outputs
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
AES 2 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES4 models
12
Video Ref
Loop
Relay Bypass available with bypass option
GPl/GPO
RS-422
RS-232
Control
EQ
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
EQ
Genlock
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 1
Reclocker bypass on
HD Routers
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 2
Video Connections on main unit
Figure 1-4: X1202 Block Diagram
# SoftSwitchTM
# SoftSwitchTM
Cable
Driver
AES 1
12 Audio lnputs 1
*
Cable
Driver
*
# SoftSwitchTM
AFV1
AES
Outputs
#
*
Relay Bypass available with bypass option
#
Clean video switching and 'popless' AES switching
available with SoftSwitchTM and Embedded SoftSwitchTM
options
SoftSwitchTM
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Video lnputs
12
Video Ref
Loop
AES 2
12 Audio lnputs 1
Cable
Driver
*
Cable
Driver
*
EQ
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
AFV1
AES
Outputs
AFV2
AES
Outputs
*
AES 2 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES4 models
12
DARS Ref
Loop
GPl/GPO
RS-422
RS-232
Control
EQ
*
Cable
Driver
1
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Cable
Driver
AFV2
AES
Outputs
AES 1 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES and AES4 models
12
1
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Bypass
Relay
Protected
Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
1
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Genlock
# Clean
Switch
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 1
Reclocker bypass on
HD Routers
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Video Output
Buss 2
Video Connections on main unit
Figure 1-5: X1202 SoftSwitchBlock Diagram
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#+SoftSwitchTM
Cable
Driver
#+SoftSwitchTM
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1
12
*
Cable
Driver
*
*
#
Clean video switching and 'popless' AES switching
available with SoftSwitchTM and Embedded SoftSwitchTM
options
#+SoftSwitchTM
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
AFV1
AES
Outputs
#+SoftSwitch TM
Video lnputs
12
1
EQ
Cable
Driver
*
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Bypass
Relay
Protected
AFV1
AES
Outputs
AFV2
AES
Outputs
*
GPl/GPO
RS-422
RS-232
Genlock
Switch
+Embedded
SoftSwitch
*
Reclocker
Cable
Relay
Bypass
Protected
Video Output
Buss 1
Driver
embedded audio switching available with Embedded
SoftSwitchTM option
1.1.
*
Video Ref DARS Ref
Loop
Loop
#+ Clean
+ Clean video switching and 'popless' AES and
Cable
Driver
AES 2 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES4 models
12
Control
EQ
*
Cable
Driver
AES 2
12 Audio lnputs 1
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Cable
Driver
AFV2
AES
Outputs
AES 1 connections on Breakout panel
lncluded only in AES and AES4 models
1
Relay Bypass available with bypass option
Bypass
Relay
Protected
Cable
Driver
Cable
Driver
AES 1
12 Audio lnputs 1
Bypass
Relay
Protected
*
Reclocker bypass on
HD Routers
*
Reclocker
Cable
Driver
Relay
Bypass
Protected
Video Output
Buss 2
Video Connections on main unit
Figure 1-6: X1202 Embedded SoftSwitchBlock Diagram
HOW TO USE THlS MANUAL
This manual is organised into 5 chapters: Overview, lnstallation, Operation, Technical Description, Serial
Protocol, Output Configurations, and System Timing. This chapter contains a quick summary of the router
features and a glossary to define concepts and terms used throughout the remainder of the manual.
Chapter 2 gives a detailed description of the rear panel connectors, and how the router should be
connected into your system.
Chapter 3 gives a detailed description of the operation of the front panel controls, starting with an overview
of the pushbuttons and front panel indicators. The operation of the router using the optional remote
control panel is identical to the front panel.
Chapter 4 gives an overview of how to update the firmware in the unit and other technical issues.
Chapter 5 is a programmer's reference to the serial control protocol.
Chapter 6 provides a pictorial representation of video and audio output configurations for each version of
the router.
Chapter 7 provides a few video timing examples to aid the system designer in properly timing the router.
ltems of special note are indicated with a double box like this.
1.2.
GLOSSARY
CClR-601
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(This document now known as lTU-R601). An international standard for component
digital television from which was derived SMPTE 125M and EBU 3246-E standards.
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defines the sampling systems, matrix values and filter characteristics for both Y, B-Y, R-Y and
RGB component digital television signals.
SERlAL DlGlTAL Digital information that is transmitted in serial form. Often used informally to refer to
serial digital television signals.
4Fsc: Four times subcarrier sampling rate uses in composite digital systems. ln NTSC this is 14.3 MHz.
ln PAL this is 17.7 MHz.
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4:2:2 A commonly used term for a component digital video format. The details of the format are
specified in the CClR-601 standard. The numerals 4:2:2 denote the ratio of the sampling
frequencies of the luminance channel to the two colour difference channels. For every four
luminance samples, there are two samples of each colour difference channel.
SDl An abbreviation for serial digital interface, this acronym is most commonly used to refer
Standard definition serial digital television video signals up to 540 Mb/s.
to
HDTV An abbreviation for high definition television, this acronym is most commonly used to refer to High
definition serial digital television video signals at 1.485 Gb/s.
AES: (Audio Engineering Society): A professional organisation that recommends standards for
audio industries.
the
AES/EBU: lnformal name for a digital audio standard established jointly by the Audio Engineering
Society and the European Broadcasting Union organisations.
ANALOG: An adjective describing any signal that varies continuously as opposed to a digital signal
that contains discrete levels representing digits 0 and 1.
A-TO-D CONVERTER (ANALOG-TO-DlGlTAL): A circuit that uses digital sampling to convert an
analog signal into a digital representation of that signal.
BlT:
A binary representation of 0 or 1. One of the quantized levels of a pixel.
BlT PARALLEL: Byte-wise transmission of digital video down a multi-conductor cable where each
pair of wires carries a single bit. This standard is covered under SMPTE 125M, EBU 3267-E
and CClR 656.
BlT SERlAL: Bit-wise transmission of digital video down a single conductor such as coaxial cable. May
also be sent through fiber optics. This standard is covered under SMPTE 259M and CClR 656.
BlT STREAM: A continuous series of bits transmitted on a line.
BYTE: A complete set of quantized levels containing all the bits. Bytes consisting of 8 to 10 bits per
sample are typical in digital video systems.
CABLE EQUALlZATlON: The process of altering the frequency response of a video amplifier to
compensate for high frequency losses in coaxial cable.
CClR (lnternational Radio Consultative Committee): An international standards committee. (This
organisation is now known as lTU.)
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CClR-601: (This document now known as lTU-R601). An international standard for component digital
television from which was derived SMPTE 125M and EBU 3246-E standards. CClR-601
defines the sampling systems, matrix values and filter characteristics for both Y, B-Y, R-Y and
RGB component digital television signals.
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CClR-656: (This document now known as lTU-R656). The physical parallel and serial interconnect
scheme for CClR-601. CClR-656 defines the parallel connector pinouts as well as the
blanking, sync and multiplexing schemes used in both parallel and serial interfaces. lt reflects
definitions found in EBU Tech 3267 (for 625 line systems) and SMPTE 125M (parallel 525 line
systems) and SMPTE 259M (serial 525 line systems).
CLlFF EFFECT: (also referred to as the 'digital cliff') This is a phenomenon found in digital video systems
that describes the sudden deterioration of picture quality due to excessive bit errors, often
caused by excessive cable lengths. The digital signal will be perfect even though one of its
signal parameters is approaching or passing the specified limits. At a given moment however,
the parameter will reach a point where the data can no longer be interpreted correctly, and the
picture will be totally unrecognisable.
COMPONENT ANALOG: The non-encoded output of a camera, video tape recorder, etc., consisting of
the three primary colour signals: red, green, and blue (RGB) that together convey all necessary
picture information. ln some component video formats these three components have been
translated into a luminance signal and two colour difference signals, for example Y, B-Y, R-Y.
COMPONENT DlGlTAL: A digital representation of a component analog signal set, most often Y, B-Y, RY. The encoding parameters are specified by CClR-601. The parallel interface is specified by
CClR-656 and SMPTE 125M.
COMPOSlTE ANALOG: An encoded video signal such as NTSC or PAL video that
horizontal and vertical synchronising information.
includes
COMPOSlTE DlGlTAL: A digitally encoded video signal, such as NTSC or PAL video that includes
horizontal and vertical synchronising information.
D1: A component digital video recording format that uses data conforming to the CClR-601 standard.
Records on 19 mm magnetic tape. (Often used incorrectly to refer to component digital video.)
D2:
A composite digital video recording format that uses data conforming to SMPTE 244M.
on 19 mm magnetic tape. (Often used incorrectly to refer to composite digital video.)
Records
D3:
A composite digital video recording format that uses data conforming to SMPTE 244M.
on 1/2" magnetic tape.
Records
EBU (European Broadcasting Union): An organisation of European broadcasters that among other
activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems.
EBU TECH 3267-E: The EBU recommendation for the parallel interface of 625 line digital video signal.
This is a revision of the earlier EBU Tech 3246-E standard that was in turn derived from CClR601.
EDH: Error Detection and Handling (EDH) is defined in SMPTE RP-165 as a method of determining
when bit errors have occurred along the digital video path. According to RP-165, two error
detection checkwords are used, one for active picture samples, and the other on a full field of
samples. Three sets of flags are used to convey information regarding detected errors, to
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facilitate identification of faulty equipment or cabling. One set of flags is associated with each
checkword, and the third is used to evaluate ancillary data integrity. The checkwords and flags
are combined into a special error detection data packet that is included as ancillary data in the
serial digital signal.
EMBEDDED AUDlO: Digital audio is multiplexed onto a serial digital video data stream.
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GVG TEN-XL: A 10 x 1 router made by the Grass Valley Group. The serial control protocol used for this
router has become an industry standard. The control protocol used to control the Evertz 95XX
series routers is an extension of this protocol.
lTU: The United Nations regulatory body governing all forms of communications. lTU-R (previously
CClR) regulates the radio frequency spectrum, while lTU-T (previously CClTT) deals with the
telecommunications standards.
lTU-R601:
See CClR601
PlXEL:The smallest distinguishable and resolvable area in a video image. A single point on the screen.
ln digital video, a single sample of the picture. Derived from the words picture element.
RESOLUTlON:
The number of bits (four, eight, ten, etc.) determines the resolution of the signal.
Eight bits is the minimum resolution for broadcast television signals.
4 bits = a resolution of 1 in 16.
8 bits = a resolution of 1 in 256.
10 bits = a resolution of 1 in 1024.
SERlAL DlGlTAL: Digital information that is transmitted in serial form. Often used informally to refer to
serial digital television signals.
SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers): A professional organisation that
recommends standards for the film and television industries.
SMPTE 125M:
The SMPTE standard for bit parallel digital interface for component video signals.
SMPTE 125M defines the parameters required to generate and distribute component video
signals on a parallel interface.
SMPTE 244M:
The SMPTE standard for bit parallel digital interface for composite video signals.
SMPTE 244M defines the parameters required to generate and distribute composite video
signals on a parallel interface.
SMPTE 259M:
The SMPTE standard for 525 line serial digital component and composite interfaces.
SMPTE 292M:
The SMPTE standard for 1125 line serial digital high definition video interfaces.
SMPTE 299M:
The SMPTE standard for embedding AES audio into SMPTE 292M serial digital
high definition video.
SoftSwitch: An Evertz patent pending technology the eliminates audio pops and clicks due to
interruptions of the AES carrier. These interruptions are often caused by non-synchronous
switching of the inputs, or may be present from upstream devices. Embedded SoftSwitch
uses the same technologuy to remove pops and clicks from embedded audio.
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Abbreviation for "Timing Reference Signal ldentification". A reference signal used to
maintain timing in composite digital systems. (lt is four words long.)
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CHAPTER 2: lNSTALLATlON
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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2.
lNSTALLATlON.............................................................................................................................................. 2-1
2.1. REAR PANEL ....................................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1. Standard Definition Digital Video Connections (X1200S) ................................................. 2-1
2.1.2. High Definition Digital Video Connections (X1202H) ......................................................... 2-1
2.1.3. AES Audio Connections.......................................................................................................... 2-2
2.1.3.1. Audio Connections on Router Models with the AES Option Fitted. ............... 2-2
2.1.3.2. Audio Connections On Early Router Models With The AES Option Fitted.
(two breakout panels shipped) ............................................................................. 2-2
2.1.3.3. Audio Connections on Router Models with the AES4 Option Fitted. ............. 2-3
2.1.4. Reference Connections .......................................................................................................... 2-3
2.1.5. Remote Control Connections ................................................................................................. 2-3
2.1.6. Power Connections ................................................................................................................. 2-5
2.2. MOUNTlNG ........................................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.3. POWER REQUlREMENTS. ................................................................................................................ 2-5
2.3.1. Selecting the Correct Mains Voltage .................................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2. Changing the Fuses ................................................................................................................ 2-6
2.4. CONNECTlNG THE REMOTE CONTROL PANEL........................................................................ 2-6
2.4.1. Connecting The Primary Remote Control Panel (RCP Version) ...................................... 2-6
2.4.2. Connecting A Second Remote Control Panel ..................................................................... 2-7
2.5. CONNECTlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE lNPUTS AND OUTPUTS ...................................... 2-7
2.5.1. Connecting the General Purpose lnputs .............................................................................. 2-8
2.5.2. Connecting the General Purpose Outputs ........................................................................... 2-9
2.5.3. GPl/O Examples. ..................................................................................................................... 2-9
2.6. CONTROLLlNG THE ROUTER USlNG THE EXTERNAL SERlAL PROTOCOL .................. 2-10
2.6.1. Connecting the Router to a Grass Valley Ten XL ASCll Control Device ...................... 2-10
Figures
Figure 2-1: X1202H-AES4 Rear Panel Layout ............................................................................................... 2-1
Figure 2-2: X1202S-AES4 Rear Panel Layout................................................................................................ 2-1
Figure 2-3: X1202ABO Audio Breakout Panel Layout ................................................................................... 2-2
Figure 2-4: General Purpose l/O Schematic ................................................................................................... 2-7
Figure 2-5: Powering the General Purpose lnput Opto-lsolators from the Router .................................... 2-8
Figure 2-6: Powering the General Purpose lnput Opto-lsolators from an External Power Supply ......... 2-9
Figure 2-7: GPlO Example - Auto Changeover to lnput 2 on Loss of lnput 1.................................... 2-10
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Tables
Table 2-1: Router RS-232 Port Pin Definitions ............................................................................................... 2-4
Table 2-2: Router RS-422 Port Pin Definitions ............................................................................................... 2-4
Table 2-3: GPl/O Pin Definitions ....................................................................................................................... 2-5
Table 2-4: Remote Control Panel Extender Cable ......................................................................................... 2-6
Table 2-5: Master 1202 to Slave 1202 Cable - RS-232 Configuration ................................................... 2-11
Table 2-6: Master 1202 to Slave 1202 Cable - RS-422 Configuration ................................................... 2-11
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2.1.
REAR PANEL
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Figure 2-1: X1202H-AES4 Rear Panel Layout
Figure 2-2: X1202S-AES4 Rear Panel Layout
Sections 2.1.1 to 2.1.6 describe the purpose of the rear panel connectors and the specific signals that
should be connected to the routers. Router versions that have SoftSwitch, Embedded SoftSwitchor
Bypass relay options installed will have the option checked () on the rear panel. Chapter 6 provides
pictorial representations of the video and audio output configurations for each version of the router.
2.1.1. Standard Definition Digital Video Connections (X1200S)
SDl VlDEO lNPUTS 1 to 12 These BNC connectors are for connecting 10-bit serial digital video signals,
compatible with the SMPTE 259M standard to the respective video input buss.
SDl VlDEO OUTPUTS 1 and 2 There are two video output connectors for each of the two video
router busses on X1202S routers. The Video from the selected Video lnput buss will be
available on two outputs for each bus. X1201S routers do not have the Second output bus.
When the bypass relay option is fitted, lNPUT 1 is protected by a bypass relay to the adjacent
OUTPUT 1 BNC for both X1202S and X1201S routers. lNPUT 12 is protected by a bypass
relay to the adjacent OUTPUT 2 BNC on the X1202S routers only. The bypass relays will
activate in the event of power loss to the router and can also be activated from the front panel
menu.
2.1.2. High Definition Digital Video Connections (X1202H)
HD VlDEO lNPUTS 1 to 12 These BNC connectors are for connecting 10-bit serial digital video signals,
compatible with the SMPTE 292M standard to the respective video input buss.
HD VlDEO OUTPUTS 1 and 2
There are two video output connectors for each of the two video
router busses. The Video from the selected Video lnput buss will be available on two outputs
for each bus.
When the bypass relay option is fitted, lNPUT 1 is protected by a bypass relay to the adjacent
OUTPUT 1 BNC and lNPUT 12 is protected by a bypass relay to the adjacent OUTPUT 2 BNC.
The bypass relays will activate in the event of power loss to the router and can also be
activated from the front panel menu.
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2.1.3. AES Audio Connections
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There are two 68 pin connectors used to connect the AES Audio Breakout panels (X1202ABO or
X1201ABO) to the Router. These panels are connected using the cables provided. Each Audio Breakout
Panel has two identical sections consisting of 12 AES inputs and 2 outputs. Earlier versions of the router
may not have either or both audio connectors installed. See sections 2.1.3.1 to 2.1.3.3 for information
about connecting the audio for the version of the router that you have.
When connecting the Audio Breakout Panel cables, insert the cable carefully into
the connector on the router and the breakout panel, being careful not to bend the
pins. Press it firmly in place and hand tighten the hold down screws firmly to
provide proper strain relief.
Figure 2-3: X1202ABO Audio Breakout Panel Layout
lNPUTS 1 to 12 These BNC connectors are for connecting unbalanced AES audio signals compatible
with the SMPTE 276M standard to the respective audio input buss.
OUTPUTS 1 and 2 These BNC connectors are for connecting unbalanced AES audio signals
compatible with the SMPTE 276M standard from the respective audio input buss.
On the X1202ABO used with the X1202 routers, when the bypass relay option is fitted, lNPUT
1 is protected by a bypass relay to the adjacent OUTPUT 1 BNC and lNPUT 12 is protected by
a bypass relay to the adjacent OUTPUT 2 BNC. On the X1201ABO used with the X1201
routers, lNPUT 1 is protected by a bypass relay to the adjacent OUTPUT 1 BNC. The bypass
relays will activate in the event of power loss to the router and can also be activated from the
front panel menu.
2.1.3.1. Audio Connections on Router Models with the AES Option Fitted.
Routers fitted with the AES option are shipped with one breakout panel. This panel is connected to the
AES AUDlO 1 l/O connector using the cable provided. On the X1202ABO used with the X1202 routers,
inputs for the 1A and 2A busses are on the AES A section of the breakout panel. (See Figure 6-6 and
Figure 6-7) Outputs 1 and 2 of the AES A section are the outputs from the 1A and 2A busses
respectively. lnputs for the 1B and 2B busses are on the AES B section of the breakout panel. Outputs 1
and 2 of the AES B section are the outputs from the 1B and 2B busses respectively. On the X1201ABO
used with the X1201 routers, outputs 1 and 2 are identical. (See Figure 6-2)
2.1.3.2. Audio Connections On Early Router Models With The AES Option Fitted.
(two breakout panels shipped)
Some early versions of the routers with the AES option were shipped with two breakout panels. On these
routers, there are two distinct modes of operation. The AES MODE menu item on the INPUT SETUP
menu is used to select the desired mode.
ln the 4(12x1) mode there are four separate 12 x 1-router sections that can be independently assigned to
follow one of the video busses. Routers fitted with the AES option are shipped with one breakout panel.
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lnputs for the 1A and 1B busses are on the panel connected to the AES AUDlO 1 l/O connector. Outputs
1 and 2 of the AES A and AES B sections are identical outputs from the 1A and 1B busses respectively.
lnputs for the 2A and 2B busses are on the panel connected to the AES AUDlO 2 l/O connector. Outputs
1 and 2 of the AES A and AES B sections are identical outputs from the 2A and 2B busses respectively.
(See Figure 6-12 and Figure 6-13)
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ln the 2(12x2) mode there are two 12 x 2 router sections. The inputs and outputs from the 1A and 1B
busses follow the V1 buss and are located on the on the breakout panel connected to the AES AUDlO 1
l/O connector. The inputs to 2A and 2B audio busses are internally connected to the inputs of the 1A and
1B audio busses respectively (The inputs on the breakout panel connected to the AES AUDlO 2 l/O
connector are not used in this mode). The outputs from the 2A and 2B busses follow the V2 buss and are
located on the on the breakout panel connected to the AES AUDlO 2 l/O connector. (See Figure 6-10 and
Figure 6-11)
2.1.3.3. Audio Connections on Router Models with the AES4 Option Fitted.
Routers fitted with the AES4 option are shipped with two breakout panels. The inputs and outputs from
the 1A and 1B busses and are located on the on the breakout panel connected to the AES AUDlO 1 l/O
connector. The Audio from the selected Audio lnput buss associated with video buss 1 will be available
on output 1 of AES A and AES B sections of the breakout panel. On the X1202ABO used with the X1202
routers, audio from the selected Audio lnput buss associated with video buss 2 will be available on output
2 of AES A and AES B sections of the breakout panel. (See Figure 6-8 and Figure 6-9) On the
X1201ABO used with the X1201 routers, outputs 1 and 2 are identical. (See Figure 6-3)
The inputs and outputs from the 2A and 2B busses and are located on the on the breakout panel
connected to the AES AUDlO 2 l/O connector. The Audio from the selected Audio lnput buss associated
with video buss 1 will be available on output 1 of AES A and AES B sections of the breakout panel. Audio
from the selected Audio lnput buss associated with video buss 2 will be available on output 2 of AES A
and AES B sections of the breakout panel. On the X1201ABO used with the X1201 routers, outputs 1 and
2 are identical.
2.1.4. Reference Connections
VlDEO REF is a high impedance loop through for connecting an analog video or tri-level sync (X1200H
series only) reference. The REFERENCE menu is used to select the correct type of video
reference being used.
DARS REF (X1202S-AES-SS and X1202S-AES4-SS only) is a high impedance loop through for a Digital
Audio Reference Signal. The REFERENCE menu is used to select the use of the DARS signal
when the Softswitchis enabled on Softswitchrouters.
2.1.5. Remote Control Connections
REMOTE CTL This 9 pin female D connector provides an RS-232 serial interface used for updating the
firmware or external serial remote control. The Setup menu is used to configure the REMOTE
CTL port for external control or firmware updating. (See section 3.3.). This port is wired at the
factory as an RS232 DCE port as shown in Table 2-1.
The port can also be used to connect a remote control panel to the router. To connect to a
remote panel the port must be configured as a SMPTE 207M Tributary as shown in Table 2-2.
To reconfigure the port the user must remove the top cover and reposition jumper J26 so that it
is on pins 2 & 3 (toward header J23) and move the ribbon cable to header J23.
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Pin
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Name
GND
TxD
RxD
Sig Gnd
RTS
CTS
Description
Chassis ground
RS-232 Transmit Output
RS-232 Receive lnput
RS-232 Signal Ground
RS-232 RTS lnput
RS-232 CTS Output
Table 2-1: Router RS-232 Port Pin Definitions
REMOTE PANEL This 9 pin female D connector provides an RS-422 serial interface used if the local
panel is not attached to the main chassis. This port is wired as a SMPTE 207M Tributary as
shown in Table 2-2.
Pin
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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GND
TxRx+
GND
GND
Tx+
RxGND
Description
Chassis ground
RS-422 Tx-(a) Output
RS-422 Rx+(b) lnput
RS-422 Tx+(b) Output
RS-422 Rx-(a) lnput
Table 2-2: Router RS-422 Port Pin Definitions
LOCAL PANEL
GPl / O
Name
This connector is currently not used.
This female DB-25 pin connector provides 14 General Purpose Opto-isolated inputs (GPls) and
4 General Purpose isolated relay outputs (GPOs). Vint provides +5Volts from the Router and
Vext is used to provide external power the opto isolators. Typically Vint and Vext are
connected together so that the isolators may be powered from the router. Table 2-3 shows the
pin definitions of the GPlO connector. Figure 2-4 shows a schematic of the GPlO circuitry.
See section 2.5 for more information on connecting the General Purpose inputs and outputs.
The functions of the GPls and GPOs are assigned using the Setup menu, and can be used to
select crosspoints and receive tallies from the router. See section 3.12 and 3.13 for information
on setting up the GPlO operation.
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Pin
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Name
Description
GPl 01
GPl 02
GPl 03
GPl 04
GPl 05
GPl 06
GPl 07
GPl 08
GPl 09
GPl 10
GPl 11
GPl 12
GPl 13
GPl 14
Vext
Vint
GPO 01 C
GPO 01 NC
GPO 02 C
GPO 02 NC
GPO 03 C
GPO 03 NC
GPO 04 C
GPO 04 NC
GND
General Purpose lnput 01
General Purpose lnput 02
General Purpose lnput 03
General Purpose lnput 04
General Purpose lnput 05
General Purpose lnput 06
General Purpose lnput 07
General Purpose lnput 08
General Purpose lnput 09
General Purpose lnput 10
General Purpose lnput 11
General Purpose lnput 12
General Purpose lnput 13
General Purpose lnput 14
External voltage input to power opto isolators
Protected +5 volts output from router
General Purpose Output 01 Common contact
General Purpose Output 01 Normally closed contact
General Purpose Output 02 Common contact
General Purpose Output 02 Normally closed contact
General Purpose Output 03 Common contact
General Purpose Output 03 Normally closed contact
General Purpose Output 04 Common contact
General Purpose Output 04 Normally closed contact
Router Chassis ground
Table 2-3: GPl/O Pin Definitions
2.1.6. Power Connections
The router has one or two (redundant supply is optional) universal power supplies that operate on either
115 Volt / 60 Hz or 230 Volt / 50 Hz AC.
2.2.
MOUNTlNG
The Router is equipped with rack mounting angles and fits into a standard 19 inch by 1.75 inch by 17.75
inch (483 mm x 45 mm x 451mm) rack space. The mounting angles may be removed if rack mounting is
not desired.
2.3.
POWER REQUlREMENTS
2.3.1. Selecting the Correct Mains Voltage
Power requirements are 115 or 230 volts AC at 50 or 60 Hz. The router has a universal power supply that
automatically senses the input voltage. Power should be applied by connecting a 3-wire grounding type
power supply cord to the power entry module on the rear panel. The power cord should be minimum 18
AWG wire size; type SVT marked VW-1, maximum 2.5 m in length. lf the router is fitted with the
redundant power supply there will be an additional lEC-320 connector on the rear panel.
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lf the router is fitted with dual power supplies, make sure that power is removed
from both supplies before performing any work on the unit.
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The lEC 320 power entry module combines a standard power inlet connector, two 5 x 20 mm fuse holders
and an EMl line filter.
2.3.2. Changing the Fuses
The fuse holder is located inside the power entry module. To change the fuses, pull out the fuse holder
from the power entry module using a small screwdriver. The fuse holder contains two fuses, one for the
line and one for the neutral side of the mains connection. Pull out the blown fuse and place a fuse of the
correct value in its place. Use slo blo (time delay) 5 x 20 mm fuses rated for 250 Volts with a current
rating of 1 amp. Carefully reinsert the fuse holder into the power entry module.
2.4.
Never replace with a fuse of greater value.
CONNECTlNG THE REMOTE CONTROL PANEL
The X1200 series routers can be sold with integrated front panel control, or with a rack mountable remote
control panel (RCP version). On the RCP version, the front panel of the main unit has only the PSU
Status indicators. A second control panel (model X1202-REMOTE) can be added to either version.
2.4.1. Connecting The Primary Remote Control Panel (RCP Version)
On the RCP version of the router, the primary control panel is connected to the REMOTE PANEL
connector using a straight through cable provided. For longer distances, simply make your own cable of
the required length according to the diagram in Table 2-4. Communications to the remote panel is through
a standard straight through RS-422 connection, so the panel can be located up to 1000 feet from the main
electronics unit. A plug in 12 VDC adapter supplies power for the remote control panel.
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Pin
9 pin D
Male
TxRx+
Rx Gnd
Tx Gnd
Tx+
RxFrame Gnd
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Shield
Remote Panel End
Pin
9 pin D
Female
Belden
9729
-------1a------------2b--------drain 2----
RxTx+
Rx Gnd
---drain 1----------1b-----------2a------
Tx Gnd
Rx+
Tx-
---drain 1----
Frame Gnd
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
Shield
Table 2-4: Remote Control Panel Extender Cable
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2.4.2. Connecting A Second Remote Control Panel
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On either the Front Panel Control or Remote Control version of the router a second control panel can be
connected to the REMOTE CONTROL connector using a straight through cable provided. For longer
distances, simply make your own cable of the required length according to the diagram in Table 2-4. The
default configuration of the REMOTE CONTROL port on the router is RS-232. Before connecting the
remote panel the port must be configured as a SMPTE 207M Tributary as shown in Table 2-2. To
reconfigure the port the user must remove the top cover and reposition jumper J26 so that it is on pins 2 &
3 (toward header J23) and move the ribbon. Communications to the remote panel is through a standard
straight through RS-422 connection, so the panel can be located up to 1000 feet from the main electronics
unit. A plug in 12 VDC adapter supplies power for the remote control panel.
2.5.
CONNECTlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE lNPUTS AND OUTPUTS
The 25 pin GPl/O connector has 14 programmable general purpose inputs (GPl) and 4 programmable
general purpose outputs (GPO) as shown in Table 2-3. The schematic representation is in Figure 2-4.
The GPls are opto-isolated inputs that can be powered from an external source or from the frame. The
GPOs are relay contacts that are normally closed when the power to the router is off.
Vint
Vext
+ 5 VDC
16
15
4.7 K
GPl 1
to
internal
circuit
1
220 Ohm
4.7 K
GPl 14
to
internal
circuit
14
220 Ohm
GPO1 NC*
18
GPO1 Common
17
GPO4 NC*
24
GPO4 Common
23
GND
from
internal
circuit
from
internal
circuit
25
*NC Normally Closed with power Off
Figure 2-4: General Purpose l/O Schematic
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2.5.1. Connecting the General Purpose lnputs
The GPl's are used to activate video and audio bus crosspoints and are programmable in a number of
configurations. The GPls can be configured to operate in one of 3 encoded modes. ln these modes,
many of the GPl inputs are pre-assigned to a function. The unused inputs are still available for the user to
assign to a particular function using the Program Gpi's menu item. When the GPl Encoding is set to none,
all 14 inputs are available for the user to assign to particular functions. Sections 3.12.3.1 to 3.12.3.3
describe how each of the GPl encoding modes works and which inputs are available for user assignment.
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When the GPl inputs are independently programmed, they can be set to activate on rising or falling edges,
or high or low levels. The factory default is for low level activation, which means a ground level on the
input will trigger the GPl function when the Opto isolator is normally powered. See Figure 2.2 and 2.3
The high level activation can be used when you need to trigger the GPl function by providing a positive
voltage to a GPl input. This mode is not generally used and should not be considered a first choice.
The falling edge activation is used to trigger a GPl function by removing a provided voltage to a GPl or by
making a closure to ground when the Opto isolator is already powered. The falling edge GPl will respond
the same as a low level activation when the opto isolator is normally powered.
The rising edge activation is used to trigger a GPl function when power is provided to the Opto isolator, or
when the GPl closure to ground is released. This function can be used to trigger a GPl function when a
GPO error tally is released.
The user can connect GP+5V supplied from the frame (Vint pin) into the Vext pin to provide power to the
GPlO opto-isolator circuitry. ln this configuration the user can activate GPls simply by connecting the GPl
input pins to Ground (see Figure 2-5). This can be done with a button, switch, relay or an open collector
transistor.
Warning: Do not connect GP+5V from one frame to another frames GP+5V.
16
+ 5 VDC
15
Vext
4.7 K
to
internal
circuit
GPl
GPl
Command
220 Ohm
25
GND
Figure 2-5: Powering the General Purpose lnput Opto-lsolators from the Router
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Alternately, an external voltage source may be applied as shown in Figure 2-6. The Vext voltage must be
greater than the voltage supplied to the GPl by at least 5v.
15
Vext
4.7 K
to
internal
circuit
5-50 VDC
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GPl
Command
220 Ohm
25
GND
Figure 2-6: Powering the General Purpose lnput Opto-lsolators from an External Power Supply
2.5.2. Connecting the General Purpose Outputs
The Programmable GPOs are used to trigger alarms or to provide a limited tally capability. The GPOs will
be in the de-energised state when the power is off so all contacts will be closed. When the router is
powered up the GPO Relay contacts will open. An alarm or tally will cause a contact closure. The 4 GPO
contact sets can be operated in one of two encoded modes. The GPOs can be configured to operate in
one of 2 encoded modes. ln these modes, many of the GPO contacts are pre-assigned to a function.
When the GPO Encoding is set to none, all 4 contact sets are available for the user to assign to particular
functions. Section 3.13.3 describes how each of the GPO encoding modes works and how to configure
the GPOs using the GPO SETUP menu.
2.5.3. GPl/O Examples
By careful use of the GPl's and GPOs one can create some unique control scenarios for controlling the
Router, Figure 2-7 shows one such application. By setting up jumpers for the GPl/O connector and setting
the GPl/O configurations in the router Setup menu, one can create an auto changeover for a program
feed. ln this configuration when input 1 fails and that input is currently selected on the output of bus V1,
The router will automatically select input 2.
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+5 VDC
16
Vint
15
Vext
11
GPl 11
Take lnput 2 on AFV1 (low level)
12
GPl 12
Take lnput 1 on AFV1 (rising edge)
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External Alarm
to indicate
changeover
17
GPO 1
lnput 2 Tally on V1
GPO 2
V1 Output Failure
GPO 3
lnput 1 Tally on V1
GPO 4
lnput 1 Failure
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
GND
Figure 2-7: GPlO Example - Auto Changeover to lnput 2 on Loss of lnput 1
lf the "CH 1 Return " switch is closed input 1 will be automatically selected when it is present again. This
has a down side that if the lnput 1 signal failure is sporadic the router will chatter between input 1 and 2.
The purpose here is to show the use of a rising edge GPl trigger.
Also interesting to note that this functionality can co-exist with the HEX and AFV HEX GPl encoding as
GPl 11 and 12 are both available for user functions in these encoded GPl modes.
2.6.
CONTROLLlNG THE ROUTER USlNG THE EXTERNAL SERlAL PROTOCOL
The X1200 series routers can be controlled from router control devices or it can control other devices
employing industry standard router control protocols. Currently the only control protocol supported is the
Grass Valley Ten-XL ASCll protocol. The control device is connected to the router using the
REMOTE CTL connector on the rear panel. The REMOTE CTL menu is used to configure the
REMOTE CTL port for external control using the Baud Rate, Serial Format, Serial Address and Serial
Control menu items. See section 3.14 for information about configuring the REMOTE CTL port
parameters. See chapter 5 for detailed information about controlling the router
2.6.1. Connecting the Router to a Grass Valley Ten XL ASCll Control Device
Use the External control item on the Setup Menu and select Gvg ten xl ASCII protocol. The Baud
Rate, Serial Address, and Serial Format menu settings must be set to match those required by the GVG
control device. lf the Router is being controlled by another device set the Serial Control menu setting to
slave. lf the router is controlling another device using its remote control port then set the Serial Control
menu setting to master. The REMOTE CTL port is shipped from the factory configured for RS232
operation. lf you require RS-422 operation then you will have to change the port wiring as described in
section 2.4.2.
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When connecting two X1200 series routers together in a master/slave relationship make sure that the
REMOTE CTL port is configured the same at both ends (including the RS232 or RS422 wiring). Use the
cable shown in Table 2-5 for RS-232 wiring and the cable shown in Table 2-6 for RS-422 wiring. For other
applications consult the manual for the equipment your are connecting, configure the port accordingly and
use the information in Table 2-1 and Table 2-2 to make an appropriate cable.
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Pin
9 pin D
Male
TxD
RxD
Gnd
RTS
CTS
Frame Gnd
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Shield
Slave 1202 End
Pin
9 pin D
Male
Belden
9729
-------2b------------1a------
RxD
TxD
---drain 2----
Gnd
-------1b-----------2a------
CTS
RTS
---drain 1----
Frame Gnd
1
3
2
4
5
6
8
7
9
Shield
Table 2-5: Master 1202 to Slave 1202 Cable - RS-232 Configuration
Master 1202 End
9 pin D
Pin
Male
Gnd
Tx-/TxD
Rx+/RxD
RxGnd
TxGnd
Tx+/RTS
Rx-/CTS
Frame Gnd
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Shield
Slave 1202 End
9 pin D
Pin
Male
Belden
9729
---drain 2----------2b------------1a------
Gnd
Rx-/RxD
Tx+/TxD
RxGnd
-------1b-----------2a------
TxGnd
Rx+/CTS
Tx-/RTS
---drain 1----
Frame Gnd
1
8
7
4
5
6
3
2
9
Shield
Table 2-6: Master 1202 to Slave 1202 Cable - RS-422 Configuration
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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3. OPERATlON. ............................................................................................
3.1. OVERVlEW OF THE FRONT PANEL DlSPLAY AND CONTROLS ........................................... 3-1
3.1.1. Video Router Controls ............................................................................................................. 3-1
3.1.2. Setup Key Group ..................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.1.3. Front Panel Display Messages. ............................................................................................. 3-2
3.2. OVERVlEW OF FRONT PANEL OPERATlON ............................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1. Audio Follow Video Switching (AFV) .................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.2. Breakaway Audio On An Audio Follow Video Group ......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3. lndependent Audio Bus Switching ......................................................................................... 3-4
3.3. FRONT PANEL SETUP MENU.......................................................................................................... 3-4
3.4. NAGlVATlNG THE SETUP MENU .................................................................................................... 3-5
3.5. FRONT PANEL SETUP MENU - MAlN MENU ................................................................. 3-6
3.6. CONFlGURlNG THE ROUTER REFERENCES ............................................................................. 3-6
3.6.1. Setting up the Video Reference ............................................................................................. 3-7
3.6.2. Setting up the Video Output Timing
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchrouters only).................................................. 3-7
3.6.3. Setting up the Video Line Synchronizer Timing
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ................................ 3-8
3.6.4. Setting up the AES Audio Reference
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ................................ 3-8
3.7. CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO TRANSlTlONS .......................................................... 3-9
3.7.1. Configuring The Switch Line .................................................................................................. 3-9
3.7.2. Enabling The Video Line Synchronizer On For Clean Video Switches
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) .............................. 3-10
3.7.3. Enabling The AES Audio SoftSwitchFor Clean Audio Switches
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) .............................. 3-10
3.7.4. Enabling The Embedded Audio SoftSwitchFor Clean Audio Switches
(Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ............................................................. 3-11
3.8. CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO lNPUTS ..................................................................... 3-11
3.8.1. Setting the Configuration of the AES Router Section
(Early X1202H-AES Routers with 2 breakout panels only) ............................................. 3-12
3.8.2. Setting up the Audio Follow Video Groups. ....................................................................... 3-12
3.8.3. Configuring Which lnputs Are Active .................................................................................. 3-13
3.8.4. Configuring What To Do When There ls No Video lnput Present .................................. 3-13
3.8.5. Configuring The Router Video Standard
(HD SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) ...................... 3-14
3.9. LABELlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO lNPUTS ............................................................................. 3-14
3.9.1. Uploading/Downloading lnput Labels from a Text File. ................................................... 3-14
3.9.2. Changing the lnput Labels from the Front Panel. ............................................................. 3-15
3.10. CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO OUTPUTS (HD ROUTERS ONLY) .............................................. 3-15
3.10.1. Selecting the Reclocking Mode of the HD Video Outputs (HD Routers only) .............. 3-15
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3.11. MANUALLY ACTlVATlNG THE BYPASS RELAYS ................................................................... 3-15
3.11.1. Manually Activating All the Bypass Relays ........................................................................ 3-16
3.12. CONFlGURlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE lNPUTS (GPl) ...................................................... 3-16
3.12.1. How to Override (Temporarily Disable) the GPl Functions ............................................. 3-16
3.12.2. How to turn off the GPl Override (Return the GPls to their Programmed Functions) 3-16
3.12.3. Configuring the Encoding mode for the GPl lnputs ........................................................ 3-17
3.12.3.1. Standard GPl Encoding ...................................................................................... 3-17
3.12.3.2. HEX GPl Encoding .............................................................................................. 3-17
3.12.3.3. AFV HEX GPl Encoding ..................................................................................... 3-18
3.12.4. Configuring Whether the GPl lnputs are Edge or Level Activated ................................. 3-19
3.12.5. Programming the GPl lnputs Functions ............................................................................. 3-20
3.13. CONFlGURlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE OUTPUTS (GPO) ............................................... 3-20
3.13.1. How to Override (Temporarily Disable) the GPO Functions ........................................... 3-21
3.13.2. How to turn off the GPO Override (Return the GPOs to their Programmed Functions)321
3.13.3. Configuring the Encoding mode for the GPO Outputs..................................................... 3-21
3.13.3.1. HEX GPO Encoding ............................................................................................ 3-21
3.13.4. Configuring Whether the GPO Outputs are Latched or Momentary .............................. 3-22
3.13.5. Programming the GPO Output Functions .......................................................................... 3-22
3.14. CONFlGURlNG THE REMOTE CONTROL PORT OPERATlON.............................................. 3-22
3.14.1. Selecting the Baud Rate for Remote Control Port ............................................................ 3-23
3.14.2. Selecting the Serial Data Format for the Remote Control Port....................................... 3-23
3.14.3. Selecting the Serial Control Address .................................................................................. 3-24
3.14.4. Selecting the Serial Data Control Mode ............................................................................. 3-24
3.14.5. Selecting the External Remote Control Protocol .............................................................. 3-24
3.15. SAVlNG AND RECALLlNG CONFlGURATlON PRESETS ....................................................... 3-25
3.15.1. How to Restore the Factory Default Settings .................................................................... 3-25
3.15.2. How to Recall a Saved User Preset Configuration........................................................... 3-25
3.15.3. How to Save the Router Configuration to a User Preset ................................................. 3-26
3.16. MANAGlNG THE ROUTER FlRMWARE ....................................................................................... 3-26
3.16.1. Reading the Router Firmware Version ............................................................................... 3-26
3.16.2. How to Update the Router Firmware .................................................................................. 3-26
Figures
Figure 3-1: Front Panel Layout .......................................................................................................................... 3-1
Figure 3-2: Overview of the Setup Menu ......................................................................................................... 3-4
Figure 3-3: Switch Line Selection in 59.94 Hz Field Rate Systems ............................................................. 3-9
Figure 3-4: Switch Line Selection in 50 Hz Field Rate Systems ................................................................ 3-10
Tables
Table 3-1: Standard GPl Encoding Functions .............................................................................................. 3-17
Table 3-2: HEX GPl Encoding Functions ...................................................................................................... 3-18
Table 3-3: HEX lnput Selection (HEX and AVF HEX Encoding)................................................................ 3-18
Table 3-4: AFV HEX GPl Encoding Functions.............................................................................................. 3-19
Table 3-5: HEX lnput Selection for AFV2 (AVF HEX Encoding) ................................................................ 3-19
Table 3-6: HEX Encoded Output Tallies ........................................................................................................ 3-22
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The router electronics is housed in a 1RU rack mount frame and is controlled from the built-in front panel
controls. Each model can also be purchased with an optional rack mount remote control panel that
replaces the built-in control panel. Operation of the Remote control panel is identical to the built in control
panel. A second control panel can also be purchased for the routers. This panel is connected to the
REMOTE CTL port and allows the user to access the all of the router functions except the Setup menu.
All units can also be controlled by contact closures on the GPl control port or through the REMOTE CTL
serial remote control port using Grass Valley switcher protocol.
3.1.
OVERVlEW OF THE FRONT PANEL DlSPLAY AND CONTROLS
Figure 3-1: Front Panel Layout
The front panel layout for the X1202S and X1202H routers are identical.
3.1.1. Video Router Controls
1 to 12 These twelve buttons allow the user to select between the 12 available video inputs for the two
video output busses, as well as selecting the 12 available audio inputs for the four AES busses.
The button caps can be removed to allow the user to provide his own legends for the buttons.
V1, V2, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
1 to 12.
These six buttons are used to select the Bus to be controlled by the buttons
PANEL LOCKThis button locks out the use of the control panel.
The router may still be controlled from the GPl inputs or the serial remote control
protocol when the front panel is Locked.
BREAKAWAY This button initiates the breakaway selection. Pressing this button after the desired
breakaway is selected performs the switch of the Video and its associated Audio breakaways.
3.1.2. Setup Key Group
SETUP
This button is used to enter Setup menu which is used to control various setup options to
configure the operating modes of the router. (See section 3.3 for a complete description of the
Setup menu.) When you are in the Setup menu, this button is also used to back out of menu
selections to the next higher menu level. When exiting the Setup menu, the SETUP button is
also used to discard menu choice settings and return to normal panel operation.
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SELECT This button is used to choose a submenu and navigate to the next level down in the menu
structure. lt is also used to make a menu choice. When exiting the Setup menu, the SELECT
button is also used to save menu choice settings and return to normal panel operation.
& The arrow keys are used to navigate through various menu choices at a menu level in the Setup
menu. When the router is in source labelling mode, the arrow keys are used to select various
characters in the source name.
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3.1.3. Front Panel Display Messages
ln addition to the normal operating mode displays that show the names of the inputs that have been
selected, the 1200 series routers show some diagnostic messages to help the user diagnose possible
system problems.
Video Ref. Fail This message will alternate with the current display message when the video
reference signal is not present.
DARS Ref. Fail This message will alternate with the current display message when the Audio
Reference menu item is set to DARS, and the DARS reference signal is not present. The
Audio reference will default to the Video Reference in this case.
Genlock Fail This message will alternate with the current display message when the Audio
Reference menu item is set to DARS, and neither the Video Reference or the DARS reference
signal are present.
3.2.
OVERVlEW OF FRONT PANEL OPERATlON
3.2.1. Audio Follow Video Switching (AFV)
The X1200 series routers have one or two video busses and up to four audio busses (1A, 1B, 2A and 2B)
depending on the model (see Table 1-1).
The X1201 routers fitted with the AES option have a dual 12 x 1 AES configuration and are shipped with
one breakout panel (X1201ABO). On these units audio busses 1A and 1B will follow the video V1 buss.
(See Figure 6-2) The X1201 routers fitted with the AES4 option have a quad 12 x 1 AES configuration
and are shipped with two breakout panels (X1201ABO). On these units audio busses 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B
will follow the video V1 buss. (See Figure 6-3)
The X1202 routers fitted with the AES option have a dual 12 x 2 AES configuration and are shipped with
one breakout panel (X1202ABO). On these units audio busses 1A and 1B will follow the video V1 buss
and audio busses 2A and 2B will follow the video V2 buss. (See Figure 6-6 and Figure 6-7)
The X1202 routers fitted with the AES4 option have a quad 12 x 2 AES configuration and are shipped with
two breakout panels (X1202ABO). On these units output 1 from audio busses 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B will
follow the video V1 buss and output 2 from audio busses 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B will follow the video V2 buss.
(See Figure 6-8 and Figure 6-9)
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Some early X1202 routers fitted with the AES option were shipped with two breakout panels. These units
can be used in either a dual 12 x 2 configuration or quad 12 x 1 configuration where the audio busses can
be associated with either video buss V1 or V2. When these units were shipped from the factory they were
configured in the quad 12 x 1 mode and audio busses 1A and 1B are assigned to video buss V1. Similarly
audio busses 2A and 2B are assigned to video buss V2. (See Figure 6-10 to Figure 6-13)
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To select a crosspoint for buss V1, press the V1 button and then select the desired input by pressing one
of the buttons 1 to 12. Note that when buss V1 is selected the V1 button will light as well as the buttons
corresponding to the audio busses that are assigned to follow video buss V1. When the desired input is
selected the button for that bus will light and the video label for that input will be displayed on the front
panel display. The input labels for the associated audio busses may be displayed momentary by pressing
the respective audio buss keys.
When selecting an audio bus that has been assigned to a video bus, all the buttons for that AFV assigned
group will light and any input selection will effect the whole group.
On early versions of the X1202 routers with the AES option operating in the quad 12 x 1 configuration, the
Audio busses that follow the respective video busses can be changed using the Input Setup menu. Any
audio channel that has not been assigned to an AFV group will not be effected by V1 or V2 switch
selections and may be independently controlled by pressing the respective audio buss selector button.
The switch selection may be disallowed if there is no video present on the input chosen depending on the
setting of the No Video Action menu item in the Input Setup menu. A message No Video Present will
be temporally displayed. Similarly if the Video input has been turned off using the Video V1 and V2 menu
item in the Input Setup menu, the switch will be disallowed and the message Input turned off will be
displayed. Turning off Audio inputs in the Input Setup menu will cause the audio switch to be ignored by
any AFV switching.
3.2.2. Breakaway Audio On An Audio Follow Video Group
The occasion may arise were one wants to select a different audio input than what the video buss
normally dictates. This is a breakaway function and the router allows for this mode. To initiate a
breakaway function the first step is select the desired input for the Video buss as described in section
3.2.1. Then press the BREAKAWAY key to enter the breakaway selection mode. The BREAKAWAY
key will blink to indicate that breakaway mode has been entered. At the same time all of the audio buss
keys for that breakaway group will light along with the current selected input key. To break away audio
Bus 1B press that key. The Audio 1B key will blink to indicate the specific breakaway buss. Press the
key for the desired input selection for the audio 1B buss. The selected input key will also blink indicating
that it will be selected for audio buss 1B when the breakaway is completed. The other input key that is still
lit represents the buss selection for the V1 buss and the 1A audio buss that have not changed. The
breakaway is now set up. To complete the breakaway, press the BREAKAWAY key again. The panel
will now show the BREAKAWAY key lit and two input keys will also be lit.
To understand which inputs belong to which buss, press the button for the buss in question. Only the
input button and the button for that buss will light - all other keys will be temporally extinguished. During
that short interval the display will show the input label for that input key.
To cancel the breakaway simply press the next input selection. At this time all the busses in that AFV
group will track to that input selection.
lt is also possible when in breakaway mode to select breakaways for all the Audio busses that are
assigned to follow the video. lt is also possible for the breakaway to work on the video bus. This allows
for a salvo switch where all audio and video busses are switched to different inputs.
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Turning off Audio inputs in the Input Setup menu will cause the audio switch to be ignored by any AFV
Breakaway switching.
3.2.3. lndependent Audio Bus Switching
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On the early versions of the X1202 router that can be configured as a quad 12 x 1 AES, the audio busses
can be switched independent of the video buss. lf one wishes to have an audio bus independent of an
AFV group switch, then that bus needs to be released from its AFV assignment using the Input Setup
menu. This shall be described later in the manual. lf audio 1B has been released from its AFV
assignment it will switch as an independent bus.
When one selects the 1B key it will light up and all other bus selection keys will extinguish. One of the
twelve input keys will light and the display will show the audio input label for the selection. Pressing
another input key will cause that input to be selected on that bus only.
ln independent Audio Bus switching, switch selection will be disallowed if the input has been turned off in
the Input Setup menu. A message "lnput turned off" will be temporally displayed.
3.3.
FRONT PANEL SETUP MENU
REFERENCE
 Video Reference
 Output Timing
 lnput Timing
 Audio Reference
TRANSlTlON
 Switch Line
 Video Line Sync
 Audio SoftSwitch
 EA SoftSwitch
lNPUT SETUP
 AES Mode
 Audio Follow V1
 Audio Follow V2
 Video V1 and V2
 Audio 1A inputs
 Audio 1B inputs
 Audio 2A inputs
 Audio 2B inputs
 No Video Action
 lnput Standard
lNPUT LABEL
 Label Video
 Label Audio 1A
 Label Audio 1B
 Label Audio 2A
 Label Audio 2B
OUTPUT SETUP
 Setup V1 Output
 Setup V2 Output
BYPASS
 Bypass All A & V
GPl SETUP
 Disable All GPl's
 Enable All GPl's
 GPl Encoding
 GPl Type
 Program GPl's
GPO SETUP
 Disable All GPO's
 Enable All GPO's
 GPO Encoding
 GPO Type
 Program GPO's
REMOTE CTL
 Baud Rate
 Serial Format
 Serial Address
 Serial control
 Protocols
PRESETS
 Load Factory
 Load Preset 1
 Load Preset 2
 Save Preset 1
 Save Preset 2
FlRMWARE
 Firmware Version
 Firmware Update
EXlT
 Save and Exit
 Exit no Save
 Return to Menu
Figure 3-2: Overview of the Setup Menu
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The SETUP menu system uses the 16 digit alphanumeric display and provides a quick, intuitive method of
configuring the Router. The SETUP Menu contains items that pertain to the overall operation of the
router. These items are normally only required to be set up at installation time, and do not pertain to the
day to day operation of the unit.
3.4.
NAGlVATlNG THE SETUP MENU
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To enter the on-screen menu system, press the SETUP key. This will bring you to the main Setup menu
where you can use the & keys to move up and down the list of available sub menus. Top level menu
items are shown in UPPERCASE. Once you have chosen the desired sub menu, press the SELECT key
to select the next menu level.
Once in a sub menu, there may be another menu layer (shown in Title Case), or there may be a list of
parameters to adjust (shown in lower case). lf there is another set of menu choices, use the & keys to
select the desired menu item and press the SELECT key. Continue this process until you get to the
bottom of the menu tree where the list of parameters to be adjusted is shown.
To adjust any parameter, use the & keys to move up or down to the desired parameter. To view the
possible values for that item, press the SELECT key. The current value for that parameter will be shown
blinking. Pressing the & keys allows you to show the possible values for the selected menu item. The
various menu values that are not currently selected will NOT be blinking. When you have stopped at the
desired value, press the SELECT key to save your selection. The value shown will begin blinking;
indicating that it is the current value. To move up one level in the menu press the SETUP key. The
parameter value that is blinking will become the current value when you exit the menu system by selecting
the Exit and Save menu choice.
You can select other parameters from that sub menu by using the & keys, followed by the SELECT
key. Alternately you can move up one menu item by pressing the SETUP key.
When you have made all the desired changes, press the SETUP key one or more times until you return to
the top of the Menu tree where you will be presented with an Exit menu. Using the & keys, choose one
of the three choices and then press the SELECT key. A description of the actions taken for each Exit
menu choice is shown below. You will be prompted to press the SELECT key one more time to confirm
your decision. Pressing the SETUP key at this time will return you to the Exit menu level.
SAVE AND EXIT
EXIT NO SAVE
RETURN TO MENU
Selecting this choice will make all the changes you made while in the Setup
menu permanent. You will exit the Setup menu and return to normal front
panel operation.
Selecting this choice will discard all the changes you made in the Setup menu
and restore the settings that were in use when you entered the Setup menu.
You will exit the Setup menu and return to normal front panel operation.
You will return to the top level of the Setup menu at the menu item you last
selected.
Each of the menu items is described in the following sections, with an explanation of what each choice
does.
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3.5.
FRONT PANEL SETUP MENU - MAlN MENU
The Front panel Setup menu is arranged in a layered structure that groups similar configuration items
together. The following section gives a brief description of the first level of menus that appear when you
enter the menu. Selecting one of these items will take you to the next menu level. Sections 3.6 to 3.16
provide detailed descriptions of each of the sub menus. The tables in sections 3.6 to 3.16 are arranged in
an indented structure to indicate the path taken to reach the control. Menu items or parameters that are
underlined indicate the factory default values.
This menu is used to set up the Genlock Reference.
TRANSITION
This menu is used to set up the Transition type for audio and video.
INPUT SETUP
This menu is used to assign which video and audio inputs are enabled and
which audio busses are assigned to follow each of the video busses.
INPUT LABEL
This menu is used to change the default labels for the video and audio inputs.
OUTPUT SETUP
This menu is only available on the X1202H HD Router. lt is used to select
whether the video outputs will be reclocked on non-reclocked.
BYPASS
This menu is used to manually active the video and audio bypass relays.
GPI SETUP
This menu is used to configure the 14 General Purpose inputs.
GPO SETUP
This menu is used to configure the 4 General Purpose outputs.
REMOTE
CONTROL
This menu is used to configure the Serial Remote Control port.
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PRESETS
FIRMWARE
3.6.
This menu is used to save and recall user presets, and to restore the router to
its factory default condition.
This menu is used to view the current firmware version and to upload new
firmware into the router.
CONFlGURlNG THE ROUTER REFERENCES
The ROUTER menus are used to configure the reference timing for the router. The chart below shows the
items available in the REFERENCE menu. On most routers only the Reference video menu item is
available. The other menu items are used for configuring the SoftSwitchfeatures of routers fitted with
the SoftSwitchoption. Sections 3.8.1 and 3.8.3 give detailed information about each of the sub menus.
Video Reference
Output Timing
Input Timing
Audio Reference
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Configures the video reference type.
Adjusts the timing of the video output V1 in relation to the Video Reference input
on SoftSwitchequipped routers
Adjusts the line synchronizer timing of the video output V1 in relation to the
Video Reference input on SoftSwitchequipped routers
Selects the Audio reference on SoftSwitchequipped routers.
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3.6.1. Setting up the Video Reference
The Video Reference menu is used to select the type of video reference being used for the router. The
Video reference is used to control the switching point in the video when cross points are changed.
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The standard definition X1200S series router can accept only NTSC or PAL
video references.
The high definition X1200H series router can accept NTSC or PAL, or Trilevel sync HD video references.
ln general, the reference video should be chosen to match the standard of
the video program material passing through the router. For HD program
video, a standard definition reference video can be used as long as it is at
the same frame rate.
e.g.
HDSDl PGM Video
1080i/59.94
Analog Genlock Video
NTSC/59.94
1080i/59.94
1080i/50
PAL/50
1080i/50
720p/59.94
NTSC/59.94
720p/59.94
* These Video Reference formats are not available on the SS and ESS
versions of the X1200H
3.6.2. Setting up the Video Output Timing
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchrouters only)
REFERENCE
Output timing
Course phase = 1
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This menu item is used to set the vertical phase of the V1 output on the
SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchversions of the routers. The
course phase has valid values from 1 to the number of lines per frame and
adjusts V1 output phase delayed with respect to reference video. The
timing of the V2 output is not adjustable.
When the course phase is adjusted the "course phase" label will blink, when
the incoming signal that was selected when entering the set up menu, is
within the line synchronizer range.
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3.6.3. Setting up the Video Line Synchronizer Timing
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
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Input timing
line phase = O
This menu item is used to set the line synchronizer acceptance range with
respect to the video reference for the V1 output on the SoftSwitchand
Embedded SoftSwitchrouters.
Setting course phase to "1" and line phase to "0" are the standard settings. This
will allow any incoming video signal with a +/- one half line timing with respect to
the applied video reference, to switch cleanly on the V1 bus. The output on V1
will remain constant at 1 line delayed with respect to the applied video reference
signal. The timing of the V2 output is not adjustable.
The line phase has following valid values:
1202S
0 to +/-700 samples (approx. +/- 25 sec)
1202H
0 to +/-940 samples (approx. +/- 12 sec) for 1080 line standards
1202H
0 to +/-620 samples (approx. +/- 8 sec) for 720 line standards
Line Phase is specific to a particular video standard. Therefore, if the Input
Standard is changed from a 1080 line standard to a 720 line standard, the Line
Phase will be reset to 0, and must be set up again for the new video standard.
The Course Phase and Line Phase adjustments are REAL TlME ADJUSTMENTS
and will effect router timing even without the menu EXIT AND SAVE menu
selection. The EXIT AND SAVE menu item will save the values while the EXIT
AND NO SAVE menu item will return the router to the original values. For difficult
timing situations the presets can be used for different timing setups.
3.6.4. Setting up the AES Audio Reference
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
REFERENCE
Audio Reference
lock to video
lock 4B kHz DARS
This menu is used to select the type of audio reference being used for the
SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchrouters. These routers can accept a
DARS reference signal to insure the Z bit alignment on the AES outputs. lf
video is selected, the Z bit alignment of the AES outputs is random. lf DARS is
selected and the DARS reference is absent, the router will revert to video lock.
On the SS routers, for the SoftSwitchtechnology to function correctly, the
audio sources must be synchronous with the chosen Audio Reference.
On the ESS routers, for the Embedded SoftSwitch technology to function
correctly, the AES sources must be synchronous with the Video reference and
the Audio Reference for the router should be set to video. (lf you are using a
DARS reference with ESS, then the DARS reference must be locked to the
video reference.) lf Embedded SoftSwitchfunctionality is not required (e.g.
Dolby E in the embedded stream) then the AE SoftSwitch can be disabled and
the router can function the same as a SoftSwitchequipped router.
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3.7.
CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO TRANSlTlONS
3.7.1. Configuring The Switch Line
On the Standard Definition Routers this menu allows the user to select
which line of the video reference the switching will occur on. Valid values
are 1 to 64, with the default switch line set to 10.
TRANSITION
Switch Line
Switch line = 7
On HD routers this menu allows the user to select which line of the video
reference the switching will occur on.
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TRANSITION
Switch Line
Switch line = 1O
On routers that do not have SoftSwitch or Embedded SoftSwitch, the
switch line number will be the line number of the video reference.
On SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers, when using
a bi-level sync reference, the switch line number will be the equivalent line
number in HD as shown in Figure 3-3 and Figure 3-4. When using a trilevel sync reference, the switch line number will be the line number of the
HD video reference. Valid values are 1 to 64, with the default switch line set
to 7 as per SMPTE RP168-2002. For proper timing operation the Input
Standard setting on the INPUT SETUP menu must be set to match the input
video format. (See section 3.8.5)
750/59.94/P Video signal
745 746
747 748
749 750
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1125/59.94/l Video signal
1122
1123
525/59.94/l Video signal
2
1124
3
1125
1
2
4
3
4
5
5
6
7
6
Figure 3-3: Switch Line Selection in 59.94 Hz Field Rate Systems
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1125/50/l Video signal
1122 1123 1124 1125
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625/50/l Video signal
624
625
1
2
1
3
4
5
2
6
3
7
4
Figure 3-4: Switch Line Selection in 50 Hz Field Rate Systems
3.7.2. Enabling The Video Line Synchronizer On For Clean Video Switches
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
TRANSITION
Video Line Sync
line sync:off
line sync on
This menu allows the user to control the video line synchronizer function on the
SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers. The Line
Synchronizer control only affects the V1 video buss output.
When the line synchronizer is set to Off, the router will provide a hard switch on
the V1 buss.
When the line synchronizer is set to On, the router will provide a clean switch on
the V1 buss when the input signals are within the line synchronizer range. lf the
input signal is outside the line synchronizer range the router will attempt to
synchronize the signal but may cause timing shifts in the output picture.
3.7.3. Enabling The AES Audio SoftSwitchFor Clean Audio Switches
(SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
TRANSITION
Audio SoftSwitch
softswitch:off
softswitch:on
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This menu allows the user to enable the Audio SoftSwitchon
the
SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers. When Audio
SoftSwitch is On, the router will provide a clean AES switch on the AES audio
busses associated with the V1 buss.
This function can be turned On or Off and should be Off when switching nonlinear audio sources such as Dolby E.
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3.7.4. Enabling The Embedded Audio SoftSwitchFor Clean Audio Switches
(Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
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EA SoftSwitch
embedded ss:off
embedded ss:on
3.8.
This menu allows the user to enable the embedded audio SoftSwitchon the
Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers. When Embedded Audio SoftSwitch
is On, the router will provide a clean audio switch on the audio embedded on
the V1 buss.
This function can be turned On or Off and should be Off when switching nonlinear embedded audio such as Dolby E.
CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO lNPUTS
The INPUT SETUP menus are used to configure the input video standard for the router, to disable unused
video and audio inputs, and to configure which Audio busses are will follow video busses 1 and 2 in an
'Audio follow video' switch. The chart below shows the items available in the INPUT SETUP menu.
Sections 3.8.1 and 3.8.3 give detailed information about each of the sub menus.
AES Mode
Configures whether the AES will be quad 12 x 1 or dual 12 x 2 configuration
Audio Follow V1
Configures which audio busses will follow the Video 1 buss
Audio Follow V2
Configures which audio busses will follow the Video 2 buss
Video V1 and V2
Allows the user to disable unused video inputs
Audio 1A inputs
Allows the user to disable unused inputs on the Audio 1A buss
Audio 1B inputs
Allows the user to disable unused inputs on the Audio 1B buss
Audio 2A inputs
Allows the user to disable unused inputs on the Audio 2A buss
Audio 2B inputs
Allows the user to disable unused inputs on the Audio 2B buss
No Video Action
Allows the user to determine the operation when there is not video input
Input Standard
Allows the user to set the input video standard for the router
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3.8.1. Setting the Configuration of the AES Router Section
(Early X1202H-AES Routers with 2 breakout panels only)
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INPUT SETUP
AES mode
4(12 x 1)
2(12 x 2)
Some early units fitted with the AES option were shipped with two breakout
panels.
ln the 2(12 x 2) configuration audio busses 1A and 1B are associated with
video buss 1 and 2A and 2B are associated with video buss 2. The Audio
follow V1 and Audio follow V2 menu items are disabled.
ln the 4(12 x 1) configuration the four audio busses can be associated with
either video buss V1 or V2 using the Audio follow V1 and Audio follow V2
menu items.
3.8.2. Setting up the Audio Follow Video Groups
On early units fitted with the AES option that were shipped with two breakout panels, when the AES Mode
is set to 4(12x1), the Audio Follow V1 and Audio Follow V2 menu items set up which audio busses are
assigned to follow video buss 1 and 2 respectively. For simplicity only the menu items for the V1 are
shown in the manual. These menu items are disabled when these routers are in the 2(12x2) mode, and
for later routers shipped with one breakout panel.
INPUT SETUP
A Follow V1 Setup
AFV sel buss
1A
2B
2A
2B
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When you select this menu item the V1 button will be blinking. The buttons
for the Audio busses that are assigned to V1 will be On. lf you make any
changes the V1 button will stop blinking
To remove an assigned audio buss press the one of the illuminated buttons
- the LED will go Off and a message (e.g. lA available) will be shown
momentarily on the front panel.
To assign an available audio buss, press on of the non-illuminated buttons the LED will go On and a message (e.g. lA assigned) will be shown
momentarily on the front panel.
To confirm your selection press the SELECT button. The V1 button will
start blinking again indicating that you have confirmed your changes.
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3.8.3. Configuring Which lnputs Are Active
The V1 and V2 Inputs, Audio 1A Inputs, and Audio 1B Inputs menu items allow the user to disable unused
inputs. When an input is disabled, the router will not perform a switch to that input even if the front panel
button is pressed. Also, disabled inputs will not cause the lnput failure tally output to trigger. Disabling
inputs for each of the busses operate the same way but for simplicity only the V1 and V2 Inputs will be
shown in the manual.
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INPUT SETUP
V1 and V2 Inputs
video ilp setup
When you select this menu item the V1 and V2 buttons will be blinking. The
buttons for the video inputs that are enabled will be On. lf you make any
changes the V1 and V2 buttons will stop blinking
To disable an input press the corresponding button - the LED will go Off and
a message (e.g. Input xx disabled) will be shown momentarily on the
front panel.
To enable an input press the corresponding button - the LED will go On and
a message (e.g. Input xx enabled) will be shown momentarily on the
front panel.
To confirm your selection press the SELECT button. The V1 and V2
buttons will start blinking again indicating that you have confirmed your
changes.
On early units fitted with the AES option that were shipped with two breakout panels, when the AES Mode
is set to 4(12x1), the Audio 2A Inputs and Audio 2B Inputs menu items allow the user to disable unused
inputs on the Audio 2A and 2B busses. On these routers, when the AES Mode is set to 2(12x2), the inputs
for the 2A and 2B busses are taken from the 1A and 1B inputs, so these menu items are disabled.
3.8.4. Configuring What To Do When There ls No Video lnput Present
INPUT SETUP
No video action
no video:take
no video:no take
no video:black
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This menu item determines whether a selected switch will occur if there is
no video present on the selected input.
When it is set to take the switch to the input will be made.
When it is set to no take the switch will not be allowed.
On the HD SoftSwitchand SD or HD Embedded SoftSwitchrouters
there is an additional mode. When it is set to black and the Line
synchronizer is turned on, the switch be allowed and the video output will be
black. When the Line synchronizer is turned off, the switch will be allowed
and the output video will contain whatever is present at the input.
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3.8.5. Configuring The Router Video Standard
(HD SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
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Input Standard
std:1OBOil6O
std:1OBOil59.94
std:1OBOil5O
std:1OBOpl24sF
std:1OBOpl23.9BsF
std:72Opl6O
std:72Opl59.94
3.9.
The high definition X1202H series routers equipped with SoftSwitchand
Embedded SoftSwitch have a line synchronizer to provide clean video
switches. This menu item must be used to set the video standard in use in
the router in order for the line synchronizer to work correctly.
LABELlNG THE VlDEO AND AUDlO lNPUTS
The X1200 Series Routers provide a simple method of identifying each of the video sources with a 16
character label. The INPUT LABEL menu is used to change the default input labels for the video and
audio inputs. You can either input the label text from a text file (see section 3.9.1), or manually update the
individual input labels from the front panel (see section 3.9.2). The chart below shows the items available
in the INPUT LABEL menu.
On early units fitted with the AES option that were shipped with two breakout panels, when the AES Mode
is set to 4(12x1), the Label Audio 2a and Label Audio 2b menu items allow the user to label the inputs on
the Audio 2A and 2B busses. On these routers, when the AES Mode is set to 2(12x2), the inputs for the
2A and 2B busses are taken from the 1A and 1B inputs, so these menu items are disabled.
Input Label File
Allows the user to upload and download input labels from a text file
Label Video
Allows the user to label the Video inputs
Label Audio 1a
Allows the user to label the Audio 1A inputs
Label Audio 1b
Allows the user to label the Audio 1B inputs
Label Audio 2a
Allows the user to label the Audio 2A inputs
Label Audio 2b
Allows the user to label the Audio 2B inputs
3.9.1. Uploading/Downloading lnput Labels from a Text File.
INPUT LABEL
Input Label File
Receive File
Send File
This menu item is used to upload and download lnput Label text files with a
terminal program
Receive File allows you to upload new input labels from a text file
Send File allows you to download the current input labels to a text file
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lt is important to make sure that the structure of the text file that contains the router labels is correct, or the
router will not accept any of the label definitions. The simplest way to create a file with the correct layout
is to download the current labels from the router using the Send File menu choice. You can then just edit
the label names, and then upload the new file back to the router using the Receive File menu choice.
Any serial protocol (remote panel or GVG) that is currently open on the remote port will be closed during
the Label updating procedure. The serial protocol will be reopened once the upload or download has
finished.
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3.9.2. Changing the lnput Labels from the Front Panel.
From the Input Label menu use the & buttons and press the SELECT key to select the input buss you
wish to label. The method of labelling each of the inputs is the same. The button corresponding to the
buss you have chosen will blink. For simplicity the manual will describe how to label the video inputs.
Press the button corresponding to the input you wish to label. The label associated with the selected input
bus will be displayed on the front panel with the leftmost character blinking. Use the  &  buttons to
change the first character of the displayed label. When you change the blinking character, the buss LED
will stop blinking. When you have selected the desired character, press the SELECT button to save the
changes for the first character and advance to the next character. The buss LED will start blinking again
indicating you have confirmed the changes to the first character. Follow the same procedure until you
have finished entering the label. Make sure that you press the SELECT button after you change the
rightmost character. Press the SETUP button to return to the select input menu. To change the label on
another input press the desired input button and follow the same procedure. When you have changed all
the labels for the selected buss, press the SETUP button to return to the INPUT LABEL menu.
3.10.
CONFlGURlNG THE VlDEO OUTPUTS (HD ROUTERS ONLY)
The OUTPUT SETUP menus are used to configure the Video Outputs on the High Definition routers. This
menu is not available on the Standard Definition routers. The chart below shows the items available in the
OUTPUT SETUP menu. Section 3.10.1 give detailed information about the sub menus.
Setup V1 Output
Setup V2 Output
Configures whether the outputs from Video Buss 1 will be reclocked or nonreclocked
Configures whether the outputs from Video Buss 2 will be reclocked or nonreclocked
3.10.1. Selecting the Reclocking Mode of the HD Video Outputs (HD Routers only)
OUTPUT SETUP
Setup V1 Output
reclocked
non reclocked
3.11.
The Setup V1 Output and Setup V2 Output menu items determine if the
respective video outputs will be reclocked or not. For simplicity only the
menu items for V1 are shown in the manual.
MANUALLY ACTlVATlNG THE BYPASS RELAYS
The BYPASS menus are used to manually activate the Video and Audio bypass relays. (lf the Bypass
Relay Option is not installed this menu will be disabled.) The chart below shows the items available in the
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BYPASS menu. The relays will not activate until you exit the menu system with the Exit and Save menu
choice. Sections 3.11.1 to Error! Reference source not found. give detailed information about each of
the sub menus.
Bypass All A & V
This menu allows the user to manually activate all video and audio bypass
relays.
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3.11.1. Manually Activating All the Bypass Relays
BYPASS
Bypass All A & V
off
on
3.12.
Manually activates all the bypass relays when set to On.
bypass relays when set to Off.
Releases the
CONFlGURlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE lNPUTS (GPl)
The X1200 series routers can be controlled remotely by using 14 general purpose (GPl) inputs. The
functions of these inputs can be programmed to suit the specific requirements of the user. The GPI
SETUP menus are used to configure the functions of the GPl inputs. The GPls can be configured to act
independently of each other or in one of three Encoded modes. ln addition a global GPl disable function
allows the user to override the programmed functions of GPls. See section 2.5 for information about
connecting the GPl inputs. The chart below shows the items available in the GPI SETUP menu. Sections
3.12.1 to 3.12.5 give detailed information about each of the sub menus.
Disable all Gpi's
Enable all Gpi's
Gpi Encoding
Gpi Type
Program Gpi's
This menu allows the user to manually override the programmed functions
of all GPl inputs and disable them.
This menu allows the user to turn off the manual override of the GPl inputs
and return them to their programmed functions.
This menu allows the user to choose one of 4 pre-defined encoding modes
for the GPl inputs.
This menu allows the user to select whether the GPl input will be level or
edge triggered.
This menu allows the user to program different functions for the GPl inputs
that are not previously assigned using one of the encoding modes.
3.12.1. How to Override (Temporarily Disable) the GPl Functions
GPI SETUP
Disable all Gpi's
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will override the
programmed functions of all the GPl inputs. The GPl inputs will not respond
when they are disabled.
3.12.2. How to turn off the GPl Override (Return the GPls to their Programmed Functions)
GPI SETUP
Enable all Gpi's
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Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will restore the
programmed functions of all the GPl inputs. lndividual GPls can be still be
disabled using the Program Gpi's menu item (see section 3.12.5).
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3.12.3. Configuring the Encoding mode for the GPl lnputs
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Gpi Encoding
gpi enc:none
gpi enc:standard
gpi enc:hex
gpi enc:afv hex
The GPls can be configured to operate in one of 3 Encoded modes. ln
these modes, many of the GPl inputs are pre-assigned to a function. The
unused inputs are still available for the user to assign to a particular function
using the Program Gpi's menu item.
When the GPl Encoding is set to none, all 14 inputs are available for the
user to assign to particular functions using the Program GPI menu item for
the particular GPl. Section 3.12.5 describes how to program individual GPl
functions.
Sections 3.12.3.1 to 3.12.3.3 describe how each of the GPl encoding modes
works and which inputs are available for user assignment.
3.12.3.1. Standard GPl Encoding
Standard GPl encoding is designed to allow simple select an 'Audio follow Video' switch of one of the
input groups to one of the output busses. There are twelve GPls to select each input and two GPls to
perform the switch either the AFV1 or AFV2 output busses.
GPl #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Action
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
Function
Select lnput 1
Select lnput 2
Select lnput 3
Select lnput 4
Select lnput 5
Select lnput 6
Select lnput 7
Select lnput 8
Select lnput 9
Select lnput 10
Select lnput 11
Select lnput 12
Switch selected input to AFV1 Outputs
Switch selected input to AFV2 Outputs
Table 3-1: Standard GPl Encoding Functions
3.12.3.2. HEX GPl Encoding
HEX GPl encoding is designed to audio follow video or breakaway switch selection. Four inputs are
encoded to select one of the 12 inputs. Eight GPl inputs perform the switch to one of the video or audio
busses or one of the AFV groups. There are two GPl inputs available for user defined functions.
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GPl #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Action
Function
High or low Level
Four HEX encoded inputs select one of
the 12 input busses - see Table 3-3
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
11
High or low Level
(only applicable when
AES4 option installed)
12
13
14
Set by GPl type menu
Falling Edge
Falling Edge
Switch selected input to V1 Output
Switch selected input to V2 Output
Switch selected input to 1A Output
Switch selected input to 1B Output
Switch selected input to 2A Output
Switch selected input to 2B Output
High: GPl 7 to 10 control breakaway of
audio associated with V1 video buss
Low: GPl 7 to 10 control breakaway of
audio associated with V2 video buss
Set by Program GPl Menu
Switch selected input to AFV1 Outputs
Switch selected input to AFV2 Outputs
Table 3-2: HEX GPl Encoding Functions
GPl 4
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
GPl 3
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
GPl 2
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
GPl 1
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
lnput Select
lnvalid selection
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
lnvalid selection
lnvalid selection
lnvalid selection
Table 3-3: HEX lnput Selection (HEX and AVF HEX Encoding)
3.12.3.3. AFV HEX GPl Encoding
AFV HEX GPl encoding is designed to permit separate audio follow video switch selection for both V1 and
V2 busses. Four inputs are encoded to select one of the 12 inputs for the AFV1 group. Four inputs are
encoded to select one of the 12 inputs for the AFV2 group. Two GPl inputs perform the switch to one of
the AFV groups. There are four GPl inputs available for user defined functions.
GPl #
1
2
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Action
High or low Level
Function
Four HEX encoded inputs select one of
the 12 input busses - see Table 3-3
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4
5
6
7
8
High or low Level
Four HEX encoded inputs select one of
the 12 input busses - see Table 3-5
9
Set by GPl type menu
Set by Program GPl Menu
10
Set by GPl type menu
Set by Program GPl Menu
11
Set by GPl type menu
Set by Program GPl Menu
12
Set by GPl type menu
Set by Program GPl Menu
13
Falling Edge
14
Falling Edge
Switch input selected by GPl1-4 to
AFV1 Outputs
Switch input selected by GPl5-8 to
AFV2 Outputs
Table 3-4: AFV HEX GPl Encoding Functions
GPl 8
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
High
GPl 7
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
GPl 6
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
GPl 5
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
lnput Select
lnvalid selection
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
lnvalid selection
lnvalid selection
lnvalid selection
Table 3-5: HEX lnput Selection for AFV2 (AVF HEX Encoding)
3.12.4. Configuring Whether the GPl lnputs are Edge or Level Activated
GPI SETUP
Gpi Type
Gpi 1 type
gpi type:fall
gpi type:rise
gpi type:high
gpi type:low
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This menu configures whether the GPl inputs that are available for user
functions will activate on rising or falling edges, or high or low levels.
lndividual menus for each GPl input allow each input to be independently
configured. For simplicity only the Gpi 1 type menu will be shown.
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3.12.5. Programming the GPl lnputs Functions
The GPl inputs can be configured to operate in one of 4 modes using the Gpi Encoding menu item. ln
three of these modes, many of the GPl inputs have pre-assigned functions, and the unused inputs are
available for the user to program for a specific function. ln the fourth mode (when the GPl Encoding is set
to none) all 14 GPl inputs are available for the user to program for specific functions.
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The Program Gpi menu is used to program the functions of the GPl inputs that are available for user
functions. lndividual menus for each GPl input allow each input to be independently configured. For
Simplicity only the Gpi 1 type menu will be shown.
GPI SETUP
Program Gpi's
Program Gpi 1
disable gpi
afv1 sel. ilp
afv2 sel. ilp
v1 sel. ilp
v2 sel. ilp
1a(afv1) sel ilp
1b(afv1) sel ilp
2a(afv1) sel ilp
2b(afv1) sel ilp
1a(afv2) sel ilp
1b(afv2) sel ilp
2a(afv2) sel ilp
2b(afv2) sel ilp
1Oxl v1 redirect
1Oxl v2 redirect
3.13.
lf the GPl function is already determined by one of the encoding modes, the
front panel will display a message such as Gpi l Encoded
The afv1 and afv2 functions will cause the selected video and associated
audio inputs to switch to the indicated output busses.
The v1 and v2 functions will cause the selected video input to switch to the
indicated output video buss.
The 1a, 1b, 2a and 2b functions will cause the selected audio input to switch
to the output audio buss shown in brackets. (e.g. 1a(afv1) will cause the
selected audio input to switch to the 1a audio output associated with V1.)
The 1Oxl v1 and V2 redirect functions will cause the respective video buss to
respond to GVG 10XL serial commands issues to address 0, in spite of the
programmed Serial Address for that video buss. This feature allows
both/either video buss to be controlled by standard Single drop GVG
Protocol. See section 5.1 for further information about controlling the router
using GVG 10XL Serial Protocol commands.
When one of these modes is selected the button corresponding to the
selected input will blink. To select another input press the corresponding
button (the input button LED will turn On) and confirm your selection by
pressing the SELECT key (the input button LED will blink).
Disable GPI will turn off the GPl input
CONFlGURlNG THE GENERAL PURPOSE OUTPUTS (GPO)
The X1200 series routers have four general purpose (GPO) outputs that can be programmed to various
functions to suit the specific requirements of the user. The GPO SETUP menus are used to configure the
functions of the GPO outputs. See section 2.5 for information about connecting the GPO outputs. The
chart below shows the items available in the GPI SETUP menu. Sections 3.13.1 to 3.13.5 give detailed
information about each of the sub menus.
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Disable all Gpo's
Enable all Gpo's
Gpo Encoding
Gpo Type
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Program Gpo's
This menu allows the user to manually override the programmed functions
of all GPO outputs and disable them.
This menu allows the user to enable all GPO outputs and return them to
their programmed functions.
This menu allows the user to choose one of 3 pre-defined encoding modes
for the GPO outputs.
This menu allows the user to select whether the GPO output will be latched
or momentary.
This menu allows the user to program different functions for the GPO
outputs.
3.13.1. How to Override (Temporarily Disable) the GPO Functions
GPO SETUP
Disable all Gpo's
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will override the
programmed functions of all the GPO outputs. The GPO outputs will be Off
when they are disabled.
3.13.2. How to turn off the GPO Override (Return the GPOs to their Programmed Functions)
GPO SETUP
Enable all Gpo's
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will restore the
programmed functions of all the GPO outputs. lndividual GPOs can be
disabled using the Program Gpo's menu item (see section 3.13.5).
3.13.3. Configuring the Encoding mode for the GPO Outputs
GPO SETUP
Gpo Encoding
gpo enc:none
gpo enc:hex v1
gpo enc:hex v2
The GPOs can be configured to operate in one of 2 Encoded modes. ln
these modes, the GPO outputs are pre-assigned to provide encoded tallies
of the router input selections for the V1 or V2 busses. Section 3.13.3.1
describes how the GPO encoding modes work.
When the GPO Encoding is set to none, all 4 outputs are available for the
user to assign to particular functions. Section 3.13.5 describes how to
program the individual GPO functions
3.13.3.1. HEX GPO Encoding
The HEX V1 and HEX V2 GPO encoding modes are designed to allow the four GPO outputs to give tallies
for either the V1 or V2 busses respectively. The four General purpose outputs are encoded to provide
tallies to indicate which one of the 12 inputs is currently routed to the video buss as shown in Table 3-6.
The encoded tally is held low while the respective video input is routed to the video output buss.
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GPO 4
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
High
GPO 3
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
High
High
High
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
GPO 2
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Low
High
High
Low
GPO 1
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
Output Select
Power Off
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Table 3-6: HEX Encoded Output Tallies
3.13.4. Configuring Whether the GPO Outputs are Latched or Momentary
GPO SETUP
Gpo Type
Gpo 1 type
gpo type:latch
gpo type:1l2 sec
This menu configures whether the GPO outputs that are available for user
functions will be latched or momentary (0.5 seconds in duration) when the
GPO encoding is set to none.
lndividual menus for each GPO output allow each output to be
independently configured. For simplicity only the Gpo 1 type menu will be
shown.
3.13.5. Programming the GPO Output Functions
GPO SETUP
Program Gpo's
Program Gpo 1
disable gpo
power failure
output v1 fail.
output v2 fail.
ref. video fail.
any v ilp fail.
sel. v ilp fail.
sel. v1 ilp tally
sel. v2 ilp tally
3.14.
The Program Gpo menu is used to program the functions of the GPO
outputs that are available for user functions. lndividual menus for
each GPO output allow each output to be independently configured.
For Simplicity only the Program Gpo 1 menu will be shown.
Disable GPO will turn off the GPO output
The rest of the GPO functions will cause one of the outputs to activate
as a tally for various conditions as shown in the chart below.
When one of the sel. xx i/p modes is selected the button
corresponding to the selected input will blink. To select another input
press the corresponding button (the input button LED will turn On) and
confirm your selection by pressing the SELECT key (the input button
Led will blink).
CONFlGURlNG THE REMOTE CONTROL PORT OPERATlON
The X1200 series routers can be externally controlled using the REMOTE CONTROL port, or can operate
as a controller to another slave router. The REMOTE CTL menu is used to configure the parameters and
protocol for the Remote Control Port. The chart below shows the items available in the GPI SETUP menu.
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Sections 3.13.1 to 3.13.5 give detailed information about each of the sub menus. Also see section 2.6 and
chapter 5 for specific information about connecting the router to the external device.
Baud Rate
Serial Format
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Serial Address
Serial Control
Protocol
This menu allows the user to set the baud rate.
This menu allows the user to set the serial data format (word length, parity
and stop bits)
This menu allows the user to select address of the router that is required for
multi-drop protocols.
This menu allows the user to select whether the router will be the master
(controller) or slave (controlled) device.
This menu allows the user to select which control protocol will be used.
3.14.1. Selecting the Baud Rate for Remote Control Port
REMOTE CTL
Baud Rate
baud:96OO
baud:192OO
baud:3B4OO
This menu item is used to select the baud rate used by the Remote Control
port. The baud rate normally will vary depending on the routing switcher
control device. The Serial Format, Serial Address, Serial Control settings
must also be set to match the desired control protocol.
3.14.2. Selecting the Serial Data Format for the Remote Control Port
REMOTE CTL
Serial Format
format:B.n.1
format:B.e.1
format:B.o.1
format:7.n.1
format:7.e.1
format:7.o.1
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This menu item is used to select the serial data format used by the Remote
Control port. The data format normally will vary depending on the routing
switcher control device. The Baud Rate, Serial Address, Serial Control
settings must also be set to match the desired control protocol.
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REMOTE CTL
Serial Address
address = 1
valid address
values are
O to 64
The GVG Ten XL protocol allows multiple devices to be addressed. The
Serial Address menu item is used to set a unique address for each router
that is connected. When the X1200 series router is operating in the master
mode, it will send out commands to the router that matches its serial
address. When the X1200 series router is operating in the slave mode, it
will only respond to commands that match its serial address. lf two X1200
series routers are connected in a master/slave configuration, then the
address of both routers must be set the same. For more information about
addressing both video bus outputs using the GVG Ten XL protocol see
section 5.1
Use the and arrows to select the desired address and press the
SELECT key to confirm the new address.
The Baud Rate, Serial Format and Serial Control settings must also be set
to match the desired control protocol.
3.14.4. Selecting the Serial Data Control Mode
REMOTE CTL
Serial Control
control:slave
control:master
This menu item is used to select the router will issue commands or respond
to commands on the Remote Control port.
When set to master, the router will issue commands using the currently
selected protocol.
When set to slave, the router will respond to commands it receives on the
control port.
The Baud Rate, Serial Format, and Serial Address settings must also be set
to match the desired control protocol.
3.14.5. Selecting the External Remote Control Protocol
REMOTE CTL
Protocols
gvg ten xl ascii
remote panel
This menu item is used to select the protocol used for control by routing
switcher control devices.
The Baud Rate, Serial Format, Serial Address and Serial Control settings
must also be set to match the desired control protocol.
When the Protocol is set to Remote Panel the 1202-REMOTE remote
control panel can be connected to this port. ln this mode, the Baud Rate
and Serial Format settings are forced to 96OO baud, B.n.2. Also, the
physical port wiring must be changed to RS-422 as described in section
2.4.2.
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3.15.
SAVlNG AND RECALLlNG CONFlGURATlON PRESETS
The PRESETS menu allows the user to save specific configurations to one of two non-volatile presets.
Using this menu, these presets can be restored, or the user can restore the router to its factory preset
configuration. The chart below shows the items available in the PRESETS menu. Sections 3.13.1 to
3.13.5 give detailed information about each of the sub menus.
This allows the user to restore the router to the factory default configuration.
Load Preset 1
This allows the user to recall the router configuration in user preset 1.
Load Preset 2
This allows the user to recall the router configuration in user preset 2.
Save Preset 1
This allows the user to save the current router configuration to user preset 1.
Save Preset 2
This allows the user to save the current router configuration to user preset 2.
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3.15.1. How to Restore the Factory Default Settings
PRESETS
Load Factory
This menu item is used to restore the factory default values of all the
programmable features in the router.
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will prompt you to
confirm that you want to load the Factory Default configuration. Doing this
will override all of your current configuration items. To proceed press the
SELECT key one more time. The front panel display will briefly show a
message indicating that the Factory default configuration has been loaded.
The configuration will become active until you exit the menu system with the
Exit and Save menu choice.
3.15.2. How to Recall a Saved User Preset Configuration
PRESETS
Load Preset 1
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This menu item is used to recall the values of all the programmable features
in the router saved in user preset 1. (A similar menu item allows you to
recall user preset 2).
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will prompt you to
confirm that you want to load the user preset configuration. Doing this will
override all of your current configuration items. To proceed press the
SELECT key one more time. The front panel display will briefly show a
message indicating that the user preset configuration has been loaded. The
configuration will become active until you exit the menu system with the Exit
and Save menu choice.
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PRESETS
Save Preset 1
3.16.
This menu item is used to save the values of all the programmable features
of the router in user preset 1. (A similar menu item allows you to save into
user preset 2).
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will prompt you to
confirm that you want to save the current configuration to the user preset.
Doing this will overwrite the values currently saved in the user preset. To
proceed press the SELECT key one more time. The front panel display will
briefly show a message indicating that the user preset configuration has
been saved. The saved preset configuration will copied to the non-volatile
memory when you exit the menu system with the Exit and Save menu
choice. (lt takes approximately 30 seconds to complete the copy to nonvolatile memory after you exit the menu.)
MANAGlNG THE ROUTER FlRMWARE
The FIRMWARE menu allows the user to view the Firmware version and to update the firmware to a new
version. The chart below shows the items available in the FIRMWARE menu. Sections 3.13.1 to 3.13.5
give detailed information about each of the sub menus.
Firmware Version
This allows the user to view the current firmware version.
Firmware Update
This allows the user to update the firmware in the router.
3.16.1. Reading the Router Firmware Version
FIRMWARE
Firmware Version
This menu item is used to read the firmware version of the router.
3.16.2. How to Update the Router Firmware
FIRMWARE
Firmware Update
Sel to upgrade
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This menu item is used to initiate an upload of new firmware into the router.
Pressing the SELECT key when this menu item is shown will prompt you to
confirm that you want to update the firmware. Doing this will erase the
current firmware. To proceed press the SELECT key one more time. The
front panel display will show a message indicating that the router is waiting
for you to upload new firmware. See section 4.2 for more information on
updating the firmware.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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4. TECHNlCAL DESCRlPTlON ...............................................................................
4.1. SPEClFlCATlONS ................................................................................................................................ 4-1
4.1.1. Video Specifications (X1200S Series). ................................................................................. 4-1
4.1.1.1. SD Video lnputs...................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1.1.2. SD Video Outputs .................................................................................................. 4-1
4.1.2. Video Specifications (X1200H Series).................................................................................. 4-2
4.1.2.1. HD Video lnputs ..................................................................................................... 4-2
4.1.2.2. HD Video Outputs .................................................................................................. 4-2
4.1.3. Video Reference ...................................................................................................................... 4-2
4.1.4. AES Audio lnputs ..................................................................................................................... 4-3
4.1.5. AES Audio Outputs .................................................................................................................. 4-3
4.1.6. DARS Reference (SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only) 4-3
4.1.7. GPl Control Port ........................................................................................................................ 4-3
4.1.8. Serial Remote Control ............................................................................................................. 4-3
4.1.9. Electrical .................................................................................................................................... 4-4
4.1.10. Physical ..................................................................................................................................... 4-4
4.2. UPGRADlNG FlRMWARE .................................................................................................................. 4-4
4.2.1. Step 1 - Terminal Program Setup............................................................................. 4-4
4.2.1.1. Step 2 - lnvoke Upload Mode Via The Front Panel .................................... 4-5
4.2.1.2. Step 3 - lnvoke Upload Mode From The Terminal Program ...................... 4-5
4.2.2. Step 4 - Uploading the new firmware............................................................................. 4-6
4.2.3. Step 5 - Completing the Upgrade ............................................................................. 4-6
4.3. UPLOADlNG ROUTER lNPUT LABELS FROM A TEXT FlLE ................................................... 4-6
4.3.1. Step 1 - Terminal Program Setup............................................................................. 4-7
4.3.2. Step 2 - Download the Current Labels from the Router .............................................. 4-7
4.3.3. Step 3 - Editing the Label Text File ................................................................................ 4-7
4.3.4. Step 4 - Upload the New Label file to the Router ......................................................... 4-8
4.3.5. Sample Label Text Files ......................................................................................................... 4-9
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4.1.
SPEClFlCATlONS
4.1.1. Video Specifications (X1200S Series)
4.1.1.1. SDl Video lnputs
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Standards:
Number of lnputs:
Connector:
Equalisation:
Return Loss:
SMPTE 259M (270Mb/s, 360Mb/s, 540Mb/s)
12
BNC per lEC 169-8
Automatic up to 250m @ 270 Mb/s
with Belden 8281 or equivalent cable
> 15 dB up to 540 Mb/s
lnput Timing (V1 buss on SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped models only)
lnput Range:
measured with respect to the Genlock reference
± one half line when Course phase = 1, Fine phase = 0
4.1.1.2. SDl Video Outputs
Standard:
Same as lnput
Number of Outputs:
X1201S
1 buss ,2 outputs, input 1 bypass protected when bypass relay option is installed
X1202S
2 busses, 2 outputs per buss, input 1 and 12 bypass protected when bypass relay
option is installed
Connector:
BNC per lEC 169-8
Signal Level:
800mV nominal
DC Offset:
0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time: 200ps nominal
Overshoot:
<10% of amplitude
Return Loss:
> 15 dB up to 540 Mb/s
Wide Band Jitter:
< 0.2 Ul
Output Timing (V1 buss on SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped Models only)
Output phase: measured with respect to the Genlock reference
Adjustable 1 line to a full frame of delay - set by Coarse phase parameter
Note: While the output timing is adjustable, the active video content will align to the
nearest line. Output timing is measured with respect to the Genlock reference and
is associated to the V1 Buss Only
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4.1.2. Video Specifications (X1200H Series)
4.1.2.1. HD Video lnputs
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Standards:
Number of lnputs:
Connector:
Equalisation:
Return Loss:
SMPTE 292M (1.5 Gb/s)
12
BNC per lEC 169-8
Automatic up to 100m
with Belden 1694 or equivalent cable
(50 m on lnputs 1 and 12 when the optional Bypass relays are installed)
> 15 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s
lnput Timing (V1 buss on SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped models only)
lnput Range:
measured with respect to the Genlock reference
± one half line when Course phase = 1, Fine phase = 0
4.1.2.2. HD Video Outputs
Standard:
Same as lnput
Number of Outputs:
X1201H
1 buss ,2 outputs, input 1 bypass protected when bypass relay option is installed
X1202H
2 busses, 2 outputs per buss, input 1 and 12 bypass protected when bypass relay
option is installed
Reclocking on outputs may be turned off on each buss independently.
Connector:
BNC per lEC 169-8
Signal Level:
800mV nominal
DC Offset:
0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time: 200ps nominal
Overshoot:
<10% of amplitude
Wide Band Jitter:
< 0.2 Ul
Return Loss:
> 15 dB up to 1 Gb/s, > 12 dB up to 1.5 Gb/s
Output Timing (V1 buss on SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped Models only)
Output phase: measured with respect to the Genlock reference
Adjustable 1 line to a full frame of delay - set by Coarse phase parameter
Note: While the output timing is adjustable, the active video content will align to the
nearest line. Output timing is measured with respect to the Genlock reference and
is associated to the V1 Buss Only
4.1.3. Video Reference
Type:
Connectors:
Termination:
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NTSC or PAL Colour Black 1 V p-p
Composite bi-level sync (525i/59.94 or 625i/50) 300 mV
HD Tri-level Sync (X1202H versions only)
BNC per lEC 169-8
High impedance loop through
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4.1.4. AES Audio lnputs
SMPTE 276M single ended AES
2 groups of 12 (on one 1201ABO AES Breakout panel provided with router)
4 Groups of 12 (on two 1201ABO AES Breakout panels provided with router)
2 Groups of 12(on one 1202ABO AES Breakout panel provided with router)
4 Groups of 12(on two 1202ABO AES Breakout panels provided with router)
BNC per lEC 169-8
1 V p-p ± 10%
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Number of lnputs:
X1201-AES
X1201-AES4
X1202-AES
X1202-AES4
Connector:
Signal Level:
4.1.5. AES Audio Outputs
Standards:
SMPTE 276M single ended AES
Number of Outputs:
X1201-AES
2 busses, 2 outputs per bus
X1201-AES4
4 busses, 2 outputs per bus,
On X1201 routers, input 1 bypass protected when bypass relay option is installed
X1202-AES
4 busses, 1 output per bus
X1202-AES4
8 busses, 1 output per bus
On X1202 routers, inputs 1 and 12 bypass protected when bypass relay option is
installed
Connector:
BNC per lEC 169-8 on breakout panels provided with router
Signal Level:
1 v p-p
Reference:
From Video Reference.
On SoftSwitchequipped routers, menu selectable to Video or DARS.
On Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers, menu selectable to Video or DARS
when Embedded SoftSwitchis disabled. When Embedded SoftSwitchis
enabled audio must be referenced from video reference.
4.1.6. DARS Reference (SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers only)
Type: Digital Audio Signal with 48Khz sample rate.
Standard:
SMPTE 276M-1995 single ended AES
Connectors:
BNC per lEC 169-8
Termination:
High impedance loop through
4.1.7. GPl Control Port
Number of lnputs: 14 opto-isolated, programmable functions
Number of Outputs: 4 sets of relay contacts, normally closed, programmable functions
Relay Max Ratings: 1 A at 30 V DC
4.1.8. Serial Remote Control
Standard:
Connector:
Protocol:
RS-232 or RS-422, programmable baud rate
9 pin female "D"
GVG Ten XL ASCll, master or slave or Remote Control Panel
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Voltage:
Auto ranging 100 - 240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
Power:
30 VA
Fuse Rating: 250 V, 1amp time delay
Safety:
ETL Listed, complies with EU safety directives
EMl/RFl:
Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A regulations
Complies with EU EMC directive
4.1.10. Physical
Dimensions: 19" W x 1.75" H x 18.75" D.
(483mm W x 45mm H x 477mm D)
Weight:
8 lbs. (3.5Kg)
4.2.
UPGRADlNG FlRMWARE
The X1200 series routers contain firmware that is contained in a FLASH EPROM device. From time to
time firmware updates will be provided to add additional features to the unit.
You will need the following equipment in order to update the X1200 Router Firmware
 PC with available communications port. The communication speed is 57600 baud, therefore a 486 PC
or better with a 16550 UART based communications port is recommended.
 "Straight-thru" serial extension cable (DB9 female to DB9 male) or (DB25 female to DB9 male).
 Terminal program that is capable of Xmodem file transfer protocol. (such as HyperTerminal)
 New firmware supplied by Evertz.
4.2.1. Step 1 - Terminal Program Setup.
1. Connect the serial cable to the SERlAL REMOTE DB9 connector on the rear panel
2. Connect the 9 pin connector on the end of the serial update cable to the PCs' RS-232 communications
port
3. Start the terminal program.
4. Configure the port settings of the terminal program as follows:
Baud
Parity
Data bits
Stop bits
Flow Control
57600
no
8
2
None
5. Power up the X1200 series router unit.
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Step 2 - lnvoke Upload Mode Via The Front Panel
lf you cannot invoke the upload mode via the front panel outlined in Step 2 then follow the steps in Step 3.
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6. You can invoke the Software upgrade mode using the front panel Setup Menu. (See section 3.2 for
information on how to operate the front panel menus.)
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

Press the SETUP button once to enter the front panel menu.
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads FIRMWARE.
Press the SELECT button then press the & keys until the front panel display reads Firmware
Update..
Press the SELECT button and the front panel display should now show the message
Sel to upgrade.
Press the SELECT button to confirm the Upgrade operation, or press the SETUP button three
times to return to top of the menu tree where you will be presented with the exit menu. (see section
3.4)
Proceed to Step 4 for instructions on uploading the firmware.
4.2.1.2.
Step 3 - lnvoke Upload Mode From The Terminal Program
ln the event that you can not initiate upload mode from the front panel menu, you may send commands to
the Router to initiate upload mode using the terminal program.
7. Power up the X1200 Router. After the unit powers up, a banner with the boot code version information
should appear in the terminal window. The cursor to the right of the word BOOT> should be spinning for
about 5 seconds then the unit will continue to boot.
For example:
EVERTZ MCF5407 MONITOR 2.3 BUILD 8
COPYRIGHT l997, l998, l999, 2000, 200l, 2002 EVERTZ MICROSYSTEMS LTD.
28Fl60C3B FLASH DETECTED
BRD=Xl202
MODEL=Xl202H-AES4-SS
PROD=Xl202H-AES4-SS
FRAME=9000SFF
MCF5407 COLD BOOT> 1
8. The following is a list of possible reasons for failed communications:
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
Defective Serial Upgrade cable.
Wrong communications port selected in the terminal program.
lmproper port settings in the terminal program. (Refer to step 7 for settings). Note that
HyperTerminal will not change port settings while connected. Click on HyperTerminal's
"Disconnect" Button then click the "Reconnect" button to activate changes to the port settings.
9. While the cursor is spinning press the <CTRL> and <X> keys on your computer keyboard at the same
time, this should stop the cursor from spinning. The spinning prompt will only remain for about 5
seconds. You must press <CTRL-X> during this 5 second delay. lf the unit continues to boot-up,
simply cycle the power and repeat this step.
10. Hit the <ENTER> key on your computer once.
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11. Type the word "upgrade", without quotes, and hit the <ENTER> key once.
12. The boot code will ask for confirmation. Type "y", without quotes.
13. You should now see a prompt asking you to upload the file.
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14. Upload the "*.bin" file supplied using the X-Modem transfer protocol of your terminal program. lf you
do not start the upload within 10 minutes the unit's Boot code will time out. You can restart the
upgrade process by power cycling the unit.
15. The boot code will indicate whether the operation was successful upon completion of the upload.
For Example:
UPLOAD OKAY
MCF5407 COLD BOOT> 1
16. The following is a list of possible reasons for a failed upload:
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lf you get the message "transfer cancelled by remote" you must restart the terminal program and
load the bin file, then remove and install the module again.
The supplied "*.bin" file is corrupt.
Wrong file specified to be uploaded.
Wrong file transfer protocol used - make sure you specify Xmodem, not Xmodem 1K.
The PCs' RS-232 communications port can't handle a port speed of 57600.
Noise induced into the Serial Upgrade cable.
4.2.3. Step 5 - Completing the Upgrade
17. Type the word "boot", without quotes, and hit the <ENTER> key once or power cycle the unit. The unit
should now reboot.
18. You can now close the terminal program and disconnect the RS-232 serial cable from the PC.
4.3.
UPLOADlNG ROUTER lNPUT LABELS FROM A TEXT FlLE
The Input Label File menu item allows labels for the video and audio inputs to be input from the serial port
of the router using a simple terminal program such as HyperTerminal. lt is important to make sure that the
structure of the text file that contains the router labels is correct, or the router will not accept any of the
label definitions. The simplest way to create a file with the correct layout is to download the current labels
from the router using the Send File menu choice. You can then just edit the label names, and then upload
the new file back to the router using the Receive File menu choice.
Any serial protocol (remote panel or GVG) that is currently open on the remote port will be closed during
the Label updating procedure. The serial protocol will be reopened once the upload or download has
finished.
The following procedure describes the process used to upload labels to the router:
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4.3.1. Step 1 - Terminal Program Setup.
1. Connect a 'straight through' serial cable to the SERlAL REMOTE DB9 connector on the rear panel
2. Connect the 9 pin connector on the end of the serial update cable to the PCs' RS-232 communications
port
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3. Start the terminal program.
4. Configure the port settings of the terminal program as follows:
Baud
Parity
Data bits
Stop bits
Flow Control
57600
no
8
2
None
lf you are using HyperTerminal this is done using the FilelProperties menu item. Note that
HyperTerminal will not change port settings while connected. Click on HyperTerminal's "Disconnect"
Button then click the "Reconnect" button to activate changes to the port settings.
5. Configure the terminal program to capture text to a file. lf you are using HyperTerminal this is done
using the TransferlCapture Text menu item.
4.3.2. Step 2 - Download the Current Labels from the Router
6. lnvoke the Label Send File mode using the front panel Setup Menu. (See section 3.4 for information on
how to operate the front panel menus.)
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Press the SETUP button once to enter the front panel menu.
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads INPUT LABEL.
Press the SELECT button
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads Input Label File.
Press the SELECT button.
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads Send file?
Press the SELECT button to send the file to the terminal program
7. When you have captured the file, you will need to close the capture file. lf you are using HyperTerminal
this is done using the TransferlCapture Text menu item again.
4.3.3. Step 3 - Editing the Label Text File
8. Using a text editor such as Notepad, edit the input labels in the file you have captured.
Note: lt is not recommended that you use a word processor such as Microsoft
Word, as it may append hidden control codes into the text file, that will not allows
the edited file to be uploaded correctly to the router.
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The file structure is as follows:
[category a]<CR><LF>
labelvar al=value l<CR><LF>
labelvar a3=value 2<CR><LF>
labelvar a2=value 3<CR><LF>
[category b]<CR><LF>
labelvar bl=value<CR><LF>
labelvar b2=value<CR><LF>
<CR><LF>
<CR><LF>
<CR><LF>
Note: <CR><LF>
Enter key
Each category is enclosed in square brackets [] and identifies the input category (e.g.[VIDEO],
[AUDIOlA]) for a group of associated label variables. The label variables must follow their associated
category in the file and represent the label names that can be changed in the router. The value that
follows the equals sign is a 16 character maximum length text string that is assigned to the variable.
Alphanumeric characters such as a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and punctuation (lSO Character values 32 to 126) are
valid. Label variables can be in any order as long as they occur in the correct category section of the
file. Physical inputs on the router that do not have an associated label variable will retain their original
value when the label file is uploaded to the router. lf a label variable is specified more than once, the
last value in the file will be used.
4.3.4. Step 4 - Upload the New Label file to the Router
9. lnvoke the Label Receive File mode using the front panel Setup Menu. (See section 3.2 for information
on how to operate the front panel menus.)
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Press the SETUP button once to enter the front panel menu.
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads INPUT LABEL.
Press the SELECT button
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads Input Label File.
Press the SELECT button.
Press the & keys until the front panel display reads Receive file?
Press the SELECT button. A text prompt Send file to router now will appear on the
terminal program screen.
10. Configure the terminal program to send the label text file. lf you are using HyperTerminal this is done
using the TransferlSend Text File menu item.
11. Exit the menu system by pressing the SETUP key one or more times until you return to the top of the
Menu tree where you will be presented with an Exit menu. Using the  &  keys, choose the SAVE
AND EXIT item and then press the SELECT key. You will be prompted to press the SELECT key one
more time to confirm your decision.
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Example 1
The category [AUDIO2B] is before the category [VIDEO] but will still be accepted. Variables
input4_audio2B to input12_audio2B for category [AUDIO2B] will not be modified. For category
[VIDEO], input1_video is specified more than once so the last occurrence is used.
[AUDIO2B]
inputl audio2B=INPUT # l (2B)
input2 audio2B=INPUT # 2 (2B)
input3 audio2B=INPUT # 3 (2B)
[VIDEO]
inputl video=Input # l Video
input2 video=Input # 2 Video
inputl video=Test # l Video
Example 2
All the variables for the category [VIDEO] are in alphabetic order. Variables input4_audio2B to
input7_audio2B for [AUDIO2B] are out of order but will still be accepted.
[VIDEO]
inputl video=Input # l Video
input2 video=Input # 2 Video
input3 video=Input # 3 Video
input4 video=Input # 4 Video
input5 video=Input # 5 Video
input6 video=Input # 6 Video
input7 video=Input # 7 Video
input8 video=Input # 8 Video
input9 video=Input # 9 Video
inputl0 video=Input # l0 Video
inputll video=Input # ll Video
inputl2 video=Input # l2 Video
[AUDIO2B]
inputl audio2B=INPUT # l (2B)
input2 audio2B=INPUT # 2 (2B)
input3 audio2B=INPUT # 3 (2B)
input8 audio2B=INPUT # 8 (2B)
input9 audio2B=INPUT # 9 (2B)
inputl0 audio2B=INPUT # l0 (2B)
inputll audio2B=INPUT # ll (2B)
inputl2 audio2B=INPUT # l2 (2B)
input4 audio2B=INPUT # 4 (2B)
input5 audio2B=INPUT # 5 (2B)
input6 audio2B=INPUT # 6 (2B)
input7 audio2B=INPUT # 7 (2B)
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Category [AUDIO2B] has a variable that does not belong to it ( input1_video). An error message will be
displayed on HyperTerminal and on the router front panel indicating the reason.
#
#
#
l
l (2B)
2 (2B)
3 (2B)
Video
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[AUDIO2B]
inputl audio2B=INPUT
input2 audio2B=INPUT
input3 audio2B=INPUT
inputl video=Input #
HyperTerminal output:
Warning: Unrecognized variable: inputl video
Error: Some labels or variables were not recognized
Front panel output:
Bad labels/vars
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5.
SERlAL CONTROL OF THE ROUTERS ................................................................................................... 5-1
5.1. GVG TEN-XL ASCll PROTOCOL ..................................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1. Serial Data Format................................................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.2. Definitions ................................................................................................................................. 5-2
5.1.3. Command Formats .................................................................................................................. 5-3
5.1.3.1. Write or Take Command ....................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.3.2. Read or Query Command .................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.3.3. Reply Command String ......................................................................................... 5-3
5.1.4. Command Examples: .............................................................................................................. 5-3
5.1.4.1. lnput Selection - Audio Follow Mode ....................................................... 5-4
5.1.4.2. lnput Selection - Breakaway Mode .......................................................... 5-4
5.1.4.3. Router Status Request .......................................................................................... 5-4
Tables
Table 5-1: Crosspoint numbers and their lnternal Source Numbers ........................................................... 5-2
Table 5-2: ASCll Command Definitions............................................................................................................ 5-3
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5.1.
GVG TEN-XL ASCll PROTOCOL
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The following sections are provided as a technical reference for programmers who want to write their own
software to control the Evertz X1200 series routers using the GVG TEN-XL ASCll command protocol.
There are some hardware differences between the X1200 series routers and the Grass Valley TEN-XL
routers which have required differences in implementation of the protocol for the X1200 series routers.
The GVG Ten XL protocol allows multiple devices to be addressed on a multi-drop serial connection. The
GVG TEN-XL protocol was originally designed to control 10 x 1 routers, therefore each video buss (with its
associated audio busses) in the X1200 routers has its own address. ln the X1202 routers, these
addresses are the one set in the Serial Address menu item and the next high number. (i.e. if the Serial
Address menu item is set to 10, then address 10 will correspond to video buss 1 and its associated audio
busses, and address 11 will correspond video buss 2 and its associated audio busses. ln the X1201
routers only the serial address set in the Serial Address menu is used.
Some implementations of the GVG Ten XL protocol only allow one device to be addressed on a singledrop serial connection. These implementations use address 0 only. When controlling X1201 routers from
single drop GVG protocol, set the Serial Address to 0. ln the X1202 routers, special provisions have been
made to override the programmed Serial Address and re-direct the control to either video buss. Setting
one or two of the GPl lnputs to one of the 10XL Redirect GPl lnput functions can accomplish this. When
one GPl is pulled to ground, all serial commands to address 0 will control the respective video buss,
regardless of the setting of the Serial Address menu item. To control the other video buss, ground the
other GPl input. lf both GPls are active at the same time the higher GPl number will have priority. lf you
set the Serial Address to 0, and one GPl is programmed to the 1OXL redirect V2 function, serial
commands will control V1 buss when the GPl is inactive, and the V2 buss when the GPl is active.
When the X1200 series router is operating in the master mode, it will send out commands to the router
that matches its serial addresses. When the X1200 series router is operating in the slave mode, it will only
respond to commands that match its serial addresses. lf two X1200 series routers are connected in a
master/slave configuration, then the addresses of both routers must be set the same.
The Setup Menu in the router must be used to configure the REMOTE CTL port. See section 3.14 for
information about configuring the serial port.
5.1.1. Serial Data Format
ln GVG's TEN-XL ASCll protocol all words sent and received use the following format:
Standard:
RS-232 (Can be set to RS-422 by changing internal Jumpers (See section 2.4.2)
Data Rate:
Default 38400 Baud (Can be set using the Baud Rate menu item)
Data Format: Default 8 data bits, even parity, 1 stop bit (Can be set using the Serial Format menu item)
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1
GVG's TEN-XL ASCll protocol uses standard ASCll hex codes for the transmission of commands.
Programmers must use the hex equivalent code in order to successfully convey commands from
their controlling software to the X1200 series router. Hexadecimal [hex] numbers are represented
with the prefix "0x."
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i.e. decimal "14" = "0x0E."
2.
3.
There are two reserved words in GVG TEN-XL ASCll Protocol. They are illustrated in the table
below.
Reserved
Word
STX
ENQ
Hexadecimal
Equivalent
0x02
0x05
Control Character
B
E
lnternal crosspoint numbers are 'zero-based', meaning that crosspoint number 1 is accessed as
source 0. Since GVG TEN-XL protocol is based on 10 internal crosspoints and the Evertz 12 x 1
router family contains 12 internal crosspoints it was necessary to extend the protocol to include
crosspoint #11 and #12. Valid sources range from 0 to 11 decimal or 0x00 to 0x0B as shown in
Table 5-1.
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Data Byte
Hex Value
ASCll Character
0x30
0
0x31
1
0x32
2
0x33
3
0x34
4
0x35
5
0x36
6
0x37
7
0x38
8
0x39
9
0x41
A
0x42
B
*- Not found in regular GVG TEN-XL protocol.
Corresponding
Source
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11*
12*
Table 5-1: Crosspoint numbers and their lnternal Source Numbers
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Commands are issued by concatenating a sequence of hex codes or parameters as shown in Table 5-2.
All codes are adjacent to each other with no spaces in between bytes.
Parameter
[STX]
[ENQ]
[Hl ADDR]
[LO ADDR]
[XPT(V)]
[XPT(A)]
[PSUPP]
Definition
ASCll hex code for Start of Transmission
ASCll hex code for lnquiry
ASCll hex code for the High byte of the address
ASCll hex code for the Low byte of the address
ASCll hex code for Video crosspoint (i.e.0..9, A, B)
ASCll hex code for Audio crosspoint (i.e.0..9, A, B)
ASCll hex code for the Power Supply Status
(i.e.0x31 = active, 0x30 = either inactive)
Table 5-2: ASCll Command Definitions
5.1.3.1. Write or Take Command
This command is used to switch the active crosspoint in the router.
[STX][Hl ADDR][LO ADDR][XPT(V)][XPT(A)]
5.1.3.2. Read or Query Command
This command is used to read back the status of the router.
[STX][Hl ADDR][LO ADDR][ENQ]
5.1.3.3. Reply Command String
This reply is sent back from the router in response to the Write or Read command. lt indicates which
audio and video crosspoints are active, and the current status of the power supplies.
[XPT(V)][XPT(A)][PSUPP]
5.1.4. Command Examples:
The following are examples of the GVG's TEN-XL ASCll protocol write and read commands controlling a
X1202S-AES model router. The Serial Address menu item is assumed to be set to 01 so video Buss 1 will
be addressed as 01 and video buss 2 will be addressed as 02.
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5.1.4.1. lnput Selection - Audio Follow Mode
Switch the video 1 buss and its associated audio busses to video input 4 (crosspoint # 3)
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ASCll string: B0133
[ B = control+B which is the STX code]
Hex string:
[0x02][0x30][0x31][0x33][0x33]
This will cause the router to switch the video to input 4 or video crosspoint #3, and both audio channels of
the audio to input 4 or audio crosspoint #3, and then reply with:
ASCll string: 331
Hex string:
[0x33][0x33][0x31]
to indicate that the router has switched and that the power supply is active. Note-The router will always
respond to a valid request.
5.1.4.2. lnput Selection - Breakaway Mode
Switch the video 2 buss to video input 2 (crosspoint # 1).
Switch the audio associated with the video 2 buss to audio input 4 (crosspoint # 3)
ASCll string: B0213
[ B = control+B which is the STX code]
Hex string:
[0x02][0x30][0x32][0x31][0x33]
This will cause the router to switch the video 2 output to input 2 or video crosspoint #1, and the audio 2A
and 2B busses to input 4 or audio crosspoint #3, and then reply with:
ASCll string: 131
Hex string:
[0x31][0x33][0x31]
to indicate that the router has switched and that the power supply is active.
5.1.4.3. Router Status Request
Request the crosspoint settings of the video 2 buss and its associated audio busses.
ASCll string: B02 E
Hex string:
[ B = control+B which is the STX code]
[ E = control+E which is the ENQ code]
[0x02][0x30][0x32][0x05]
This will cause the router to respond with the current crosspoint status:
ASCll string: 131
Hex string:
[0x31][0x33][0x31]
to indicate that the router video 2 buss is set to video input 2 or crosspoint #1 and the associated audio
busses are set to audio input 4 or crosspoint #3. lt also indicates that the power supply is active.
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6.
VlDEO AND AUDlO OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ................................................................................ 6-1
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6.1. MODEL X1201 - 12 X 1 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ................................................................ 6-1
6.2. MODEL X1202 - 12 X 2 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ................................................................ 6-3
6.3. MODEL X1202 (EARLY VERSlONS WlTH 2 BREAKOUT PANELS)
- 12 X 2 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS ............................................................................................ 6-7
Figures
Figure 6-1: Model 1201 - Video 1 Output Buss .............................................................................................. 6-1
Figure 6-2: Model 1201-AES - Video 1 and associated Audio ............................................................. 6-1
Figure 6-3: Model 1201-AES4 - Video 1 and associated Audio ........................................................... 6-2
Figure 6-4: Model 1202 - Video 1 Output Buss .............................................................................................. 6-3
Figure 6-5: Model 1202 - Video 2 Output Buss .............................................................................................. 6-3
Figure 6-6: Model 1202-AES - Video 1 and associated Audio ............................................................. 6-4
Figure 6-7: Model 1202-AES - Video 2 and associated Audio ............................................................. 6-4
Figure 6-8: Model 1202-AES4 - Video 1 and associated Audio ........................................................... 6-5
Figure 6-9: Model 1202-AES4 - Video 2 and associated Audio ........................................................... 6-6
Figure 6-10: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 2(12 x 2))
- Video 1 and associated Audio ................................................................................ 6-7
Figure 6-11: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 2(12 x 2))
- Video 2 and associated Audio ............................................................................... 6-8
Figure 6-12: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 4(12 x 1)
and default AFV grouping) - Video 1 and associated Audio ....................................... 6-9
Figure 6-13: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 4(12 x 1)
and default AFV grouping) - Video 2 and associated Audio ..................................... 6-10
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The following diagrams show the video bus outs and their associated audio buss outputs for each version
of the router. The shaded buttons indicate which buttons are illuminated on the front panel.
MODEL X1201 - 12 X 1 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS
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6.1.
V1
Figure 6-1: Model 1201 - Video 1 Output Buss
V1
1A
1B
1A
1B
Figure 6-2: Model 1201-AES - Video 1 and associated Audio
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2A
2B
2A
2B
1A
1B
1A
1B
Figure 6-3: Model 1201-AES4 - Video 1 and associated Audio
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6.2.
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Figure 6-4: Model 1202 - Video 1 Output Buss
V2
Figure 6-5: Model 1202 - Video 2 Output Buss
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1A
1B
Figure 6-6: Model 1202-AES - Video 1 and associated Audio
V2
2B
2A
Figure 6-7: Model 1202-AES - Video 2 and associated Audio
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2B
1A
1B
Figure 6-8: Model 1202-AES4 - Video 1 and associated Audio
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2A
2B
1A
1B
Figure 6-9: Model 1202-AES4 - Video 2 and associated Audio
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- 12 X 2 OUTPUT CONFlGURATlONS
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V1
These lnputs are not functional
These lnputs are not functional
1A
lnputs for 1A and 2A
1B
1B
1A
lnputs for 1B and 2B
Figure 6-10: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 2(12 x 2))
- Video 1 and associated Audio
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2A
These lnputs are not functional
2A
2B
2B
These lnputs are not functional
lnputs for 1A and 2A
lnputs for 1B and 2B
Figure 6-11: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 2(12 x 2))
- Video 2 and associated Audio
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1A
1B
1A
1B
Figure 6-12: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 4(12 x 1)
and default AFV grouping) - Video 1 and associated Audio
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2A
2B
2A
2B
Figure 6-13: Model 1202-AES (Early version with AES Mode set to 4(12 x 1)
and default AFV grouping) - Video 2 and associated Audio
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VlDEO TlMlNG CONSlDERATlONS .......................................................................................................... 7-1
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7.1. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED TO REFERENCE. ................................................................. 7-1
7.2. lNPUT SlGNALS ARE WlTHlN TlMED TO WlTHlN +/- 1 LlNE OF REFERENCE. ................. 7-2
7.3. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED TOGETHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM
REFERENCE. ...................................................................................................................................... 7-3
7.4. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED WlTHlN A RANGE OF +/- 1 LlNE
FROM EACH OTHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE. .................................... 7-4
7.5. ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED WlTHlN A RANGE OF +/- 1 LlNE
FROM EACH OTHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE. .................................... 7-5
Figures
Figure 7-1: Timing Example 1 - lnputs in Time with Reference ............................................................ 7-1
Figure 7-2: Timing Example 2 - lnputs in Time with Reference ............................................................ 7-2
Figure 7-3: Timing Example 3 - lnputs in Time but Delayed 5 Lines from Reference ........................ 7-3
Figure 7-4: Timing Example 4 - lnputs Not in Time and Delayed from Reference ............................. 7-4
Figure 7-5: Timing Example 5 - Bypass Router for Production Switcher ............................................ 7-5
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The following diagrams show how to set up the system timing under a number of different input signal
conditions so that SoftSwitchand Embedded SoftSwitchequipped routers can perform a clean switch
on the V1 buss.
7.1.
ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED TO REFERENCE.
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This example shows the timing setup for a clean switch when all input signals are in time with the
reference. The V1 buss output will be delayed 1 line with respect to the reference. A clean switch is also
attainable on the V2 buss output.
SDl
SOURCE
01
X1202 SS Router
SDl signal Held at
1 Line Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
Fine Phase = 0
Course Phase = 1
Clean Switch = on
REF. Black
01
V1
1 Line Delay -
SDl Signals Timed
to Ref. Black
V2
12
lnput Dependant
CleanSwitch attainable
by setting
Switch Line = 10
SDl
Source
12
REF. Black
REF. Black
Figure 7-1: Timing Example 1 - lnputs in Time with Reference
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lNPUT SlGNALS ARE WlTHlN TlMED TO WlTHlN +/- 1 LlNE OF REFERENCE.
This example shows the input timing range requirements for a clean switch in the most basic
configuration. The V1 buss output will be delayed 1 line with respect to the reference. A clean switch is
not attainable on the V2 buss output.
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SDl Signal 1/2 Line.
advanced W.R.T
Ref. Black
SDl
SOURCE
01
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1 Line Delayed W.R.T.
Fine Phase = 0
Course Phase = 1
Clean Switch = on
REF. Black
01
Ref. Black
V1
1 1/2 Line Delay -
V2
12
lnput Dependant
CleanSwitch
"NOT"
attainable
SDl
Source
12
REF. Black
SDl Signal 1/2 Line
delayed W.R.T
Ref. Black
REF. Black
Figure 7-2: Timing Example 2 - lnputs in Time with Reference
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7.3.
ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED TOGETHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE.
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This example shows how to set up the router timing when the input signals are delayed by more than one
line. The V1 buss output will be delayed 6 lines with respect to the reference. A clean switch is also
attainable on the V2 buss output.
SDl
SOURCE
01
X1202 SS Router
SDl signal Held at
6 Line Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
Fine Phase = 0
Course Phase = 6
Clean Switch = on
REF. Black
01
V1
1 Line Delay -
SDl Signals Timed
to 5 lines delayed
Ref. Black
V2
12
lnput Dependant
CleanSwitch attainable
by setting
Switch Line = 15
SDl
Source
12
REF. Black
REF. Black
Figure 7-3: Timing Example 3 - lnputs in Time but Delayed 5 Lines from Reference
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7.4.
ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED WlTHlN A RANGE OF +/- 1 LlNE
FROM EACH OTHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE.
USO RESTRITO
This example shows how the router can perform a clean switch on input signals that are delayed by more
than a one from the reference, and are mistimed with respect to each other. The V1 buss output will be
delayed 6 lines with respect to the reference. A clean switch is not attainable on the V2 buss output.
SDl Signal 4 1/2 lines.
Delayed W.R.T
Ref. Black
SDl
SOURCE
01
X1202 SS Router
SDl signal Held at
6 Lines Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
Fine Phase = 0
Course Phase = 6
Clean Switch = on
REF. Black
01
V1
1 1/2 Line Delay -
V2
12
lnput Dependant
CleanSwitch
"NOT"
attainable
SDl
Source
12
REF. Black
SDl Signal 5 1/2 lines.
Delayed W.R.T
Ref. Black
REF. Black
Figure 7-4: Timing Example 4 - lnputs Not in Time and Delayed from Reference
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7.5.
ALL lNPUT SlGNALS ARE TlMED WlTHlN A RANGE OF +/- 1 LlNE
FROM EACH OTHER BUT DELAYED 5 LlNES FROM REFERENCE.
USO RESTRITO
This example shows how a production switcher can be clean switched in and out of a 1200 series
SoftSwitch or Embedded SoftSwitch router used as a bypass router. Controlling the timing of the
incoming signals can allow all sources to be switched cleanly in the X1200 series router. At the same time
all the signals are in time to the production switcher. Finally, the production switcher can also be
presented to the bypass router within the range of the X1200 series router's line synchronizer.
SDl Signal Timed
to approx.
1/2 Line Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
02
Master Control Switcher/
Production Switcher
SDl signal Held at
1 Line Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
12
REF. Black
SDl
SOURCE
02
X1202 SS Router Used
as a Bypass Router
Fine Phase = 700
Course Phase = 2
Clean Switch = on
SDl signal Held at
2 Lines Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
01
REF. Black
V1
02
1 1/2 Line Delay -
V2
SDl
Source
12
To Transmitter
To Monitoring
equipment
12
REF. Black
REF. Black
SDl Signal Timed to
1/4 Line Delayed W.R.T.
Ref. Black
lnput Dependant
CleanSwitch
"NOT"
attainable
Figure 7-5: Timing Example 5 - Bypass Router for Production Switcher
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