user guide - Rushworks

user guide - Rushworks
USER GUIDE
Version 2.0
TABLE of CONTENTS
Introduction .....................................................................................................................3
Hardware Overview..........................................................................................................3
Software Overview ...........................................................................................................4
DAYSHIFT Panel ...............................................................................................................5
Settings Panel ..................................................................................................................6
Setup Tab .........................................................................................................................6
Configure ..........................................................................................................................6
Show User Guide ..............................................................................................................6
Preview Monitor ...............................................................................................................7
File Browser Panel ............................................................................................................7
Program Monitor ..............................................................................................................8
Clock and Audio Panel ......................................................................................................8
Internal Switcher Control Panel ......................................................................................9
RUSHWORKS Contact and Support Info ........................................................................10
Introduction
DAYSHIFT is a versatile and easy-to-use audio/video appliance built on a real-time file encoding and
playback engine. It’s designed to automatically start recording the input signal at a time and length you
specify … and start playing back the file at the time you specify. Playback can begin while the file is still
recording, or any later time on the same or following day.
You can also use it for manual ingest from sources … as well as manual playback of individual files. The
default inputs and outputs are SDI and HDMI.
Hardware Overview
The DAYSHIFT System includes the workstation, 1920x1080 monitor, keyboard
and mouse. There are three input/output card options available. The standard
configuration includes one Decklink Duo input/output card (SDI only). With
different chassis configurations, these are also options:
1) Decklink Mini-Recorder and Mini-Monitor (HDMI/HD/SD-SDI)
2) Intensity PRO (Composite/Component/YC/HDMI)
3) Decklink STUDIO 2 (Composite/Component/YC/HDMI/HDSD-SDI)
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Software Overview
After powering up the system, run the DAYSHIFT program by double-clicking the
DAYSHIFT shortcut icon on the desktop. When the application opens you will see this
user interface.
The DAYSHIFT user interface has different panels for controlling different functions. You can
arrange these panels on the desktop however you wish.
1) At the top left side of the screen is the DAYSHIFT panel. Here you monitor the input, manually
record, and set up an automated recording with or without scheduled playback.
2) Below the DAYSHIFT panel is the Settings panel. Choose the input connector you wish to use (SDI,
HDMI, etc.), and set the encoding bit rate.
3) At the top middle of the screen is the Preview panel. This is used to cue and view files in the
File Browser, and use the motion controls to find start points for manual playback.
4) Below the Preview panel is the File Browser panel. This allows you to select a DayShift clip (or
navigate to other clips), and use motion controls to manipulate the clip. There is also a search box to let
you quickly locate the clip you want to play. There are two File Browser views available: text and icon.
5) Toward the right side of the screen is the Program Monitor. This screen displays the system
output. There are also controls to display a bug, monitor audio, and display the status of the currently
playing clip.
6) The internal Switcher Panel is located below the Program Monitor. It controls which switcher input
is selected for output. Once a clip is cued in the Preview Monitor, clicking TAKE or AUTO (fade) will
route the input to the Program Monitor and system output. You can stop playback at any time by clicking
BLK on the switcher. You can also toggle a branding graphic (“bug”) on and off at any time.
7) To the right of the Program Monitor are the Clock and Audio panels. They display the current
time, a counter, and the system’s audio level output. A slider is provided for adjusting the master
volume. There is also a mute button which you can use to silence the audio output.
Further information about the functions of each of these components is presented in the sections that follow.
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DAYSHIFT Panel
To set up an automated recording enter the
three required times using the keyboard
and/or the number pad on your keyboard.
Clicking in the Rec Start field highlights the
whole field, so you’re ready for time entry. You
do not need to type any leading zeroes or
symbols, so for example, to start at 1AM all
you need to type is 10000.
Note: For all time entries the system requires
24 hour (military) time. HHMMSS
There is no need to use the tab key or click on
each box individually to move from field to field.
Clicking the <enter> key after typing the
desired value will take you to the next field.
Example:
To start a recording at 5:00pm, record for one hour, and start playing back at 5:30pm, follow these
steps … as illustrated in the graphic above:
1) Enter an appropriate name for your recording in the File Name box.
2) Check the Daily box if you wish the system to repeat the scheduled record every day.
Note: The amount of Disk Space Available for storing your recordings is displayed in the upper
right of the DayShift panel.
3) Click on the Rec Start box – type 170000 – and click <enter>
4) In the already highlighted Duration box – type 10000 – and click <enter>
5) In the already highlighted Play Start box – type 173000 – and click <enter>
Beneath the time entries you’ll see status messages as you enter times, as well as system status
regarding the current state of automated recording and playback.
The DAYSHIFT panel can also be used to record in manual mode. Just click the RECORD button to
start recording, and then manually start playback of the file from the File Browser panel. Here is
how it works:
To set up a manual recording …
1) Enter an appropriate name for your recording in the File Name box.
2) When you’re ready to start recording, click the large RECORD button.
3) Once the recording starts, you’ll see the File Name appear in the File Browser, which defaults to
displaying the contents of D:/Recordings. The file automatically cues for playback, as indicated by
the green highlight. You can select other files for preview at any time before you start playback.
When you’re ready to recue the currently recording file for playback, click the Cue Recording File
button.
Use the Preview Monitor playback controls to set the desired start point for manual playback.
4) Click the TAKE or AUTO (fade) button, or press <enter> to begin playback of the file to the system
output.
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Settings Panel
The Settings panel defaults to the DAYSHIFT tab. This displays the product logo, Show User
Guide button, software version, and Configure … button,
Setup Tab
1) Select the Format you wish to use for encoding.
The default is MPEG-2.
2) Select the Bit Rate for the encoding.
A good average for SD MPEG-2 encoding is 8Mb/sec.
A good average for HD MPEG-2 encoding is 35Mb/sec.
Based on your entry, the amount of available recording time remaining on your D: drive is displayed.
3) Select the hardware Input Connector for the source.
The available inputs depend on which input card you have configured in your system.
The default is SDI Video and Audio (embedded).
Configure …
Click this button to open the Hardware tab. Here you can select
the Video Resolution and Video Input type, as well as the Main
Audio Input. These dropdown options may vary depending on
the Input/Output hardward card you have configured in your
DAYSHIFT system.
Show User Guide …
Click this button and the
Documentation folder will open. Here you’ll find
the DAYSHIFT User Guide (PDF) and appropriate connectivity diagrams.
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Preview Monitor
The Preview Monitor shows a video preview of the file selected in the File Browser. You will also
see the duration and an audio icon indicating whether or not the clip has audio. The transport
controls allow you to cue up the desired spot in the clip from which playback will start if you
decide to play the clip in the Program Monitor. To play the clip on the Program output, just click
the TAKE or AUTO (fade) button on the Switcher Panel, or Enter on the keyboard. When LIVE
input or BLK is selected, these controls are disabled.
File Browser Panel
The File Browser panel can be used to play recorded files – and any other properly formatted
files on your system - simply by clicking on them and then clicking the Take or Auto button on
the Switcher panel.
Files can be displayed as a simple text list using the Text view, or as thumbnails using the Icon
view. Toggle between them to select your view. You can also navigate through the D: file structure
to locate files you’d like to preview and play. The full text search function (Find:) applies to the
current level of your hierarchical search.
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Program Monitor
The Program Monitor displays the video output of the system. It is the final composited video
signal output that the system is producing. It displays the current virtual switcher selection, which
can be INPUT or BLACK.
When files are selected in the File Browser, they are cued using one of the two file players. These
are designated as PLAY 1 and PLAY 2 on the switcher. They are not actually buttons on the
Switcher, but reflect the status of the background player functions.
The headphone icon switches the computer system audio output (NOT the Program video/audio
output) between Preview and Program audio for monitoring purposes only. The Ladybug button is
for toggling on/off a “bug” (branding logo) over your output. To select a file, right click the button
and browse to a PNG file. Once selected you can turn the bug on and off by clicking the bug icon.
If a clip is playing on the Program Monitor the Location and Duration boxes indicate the time code
LOCATION and DURATION of that clip. During DayShift playback the duration is not displayed.
Clock & Audio Panel
The Clock Panel displays an analog clock showing the current time, as well as a
digital clock and timer. To start the timer, click the button labeled "Click for
Timer" and it will start counting up seconds. To stop the timer, touch the
display. To start again, touch the display again. The "Reset" button
returns the display to zero.
The Audio Panel shows the real-time master levels of your DayShift system. These
levels reflect what the system is outputting on the master audio output in DayShift
mode … and what is being captured during Encode mode. The Slider adjusts the
mixed output of all the audio sources. The Mute button mutes the audio output of
the system.
The audio output controls have no effect when you are recording
DAYSHIFT clips. DAYSHIFT will always record the audio input at unity.
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Internal Switcher Control Panel
The internal Switcher controls what input is on the Preview and Program bus. You can change
inputs in the following ways:
1) AUTO button - This will dissolve/fade between what’s currently active on the Program input
and the Preview input.
2) TAKE button - This will cut between what’s currently active on the Program input and the
Preview input.
3) Direct selection - Clicking the INPUT or BLK buttons on the Preview (lower) bus displays that
source on the Preview Monitor. Clicking the INPUT or BLK buttons on the Program (upper) bus
displays that source on the Program Monitor, which outputs the system video and audio.
Clips and graphics are routed to the Preview bus by clicking on them in the File Browser. When the
Preview Monitor is active the PLAY 2 item on the Preview bus is GREEN. To play the clip or graphic use
the AUTO or TAKE buttons. In the example above on the right, one clip is outputting on the Program Monitor
and a second clip or graphic is cued on the Preview Monitor, ready to be output via the AUTO or TAKE
buttons.
Clip End Actions allow you to control what happens when
a clip on the Program Monitor (system output) reaches its
end. The menu is located in the Switcher panel header.
When you click on the text of the button it will cycle though
the four choices. When you click on the down arrow it will
display a menu as shown on the right:
Black at Clip End – When the clip finishes playing you will
see black until you choose another input on the switcher.
Take at Clip End – When the clip finishes playing the
system will perform a TAKE command, switching to the
preview input.
Auto at Clip End – When the clip finishes playing the
system will perform a fade-to-black transition.
Repeat at Clip End - The clip will repeat until another
input is selected. This option displays in RED as a
reminder that the clip will keep looping endlessly until you stop it.
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