LiveCoreTM series
LiveCore series
TM
2015 New edition
Ascender 48
Ascender 32
Ascender 16
SmartMatriX Ultra
NeXtage 16
NeXtage 08
Secure Power Unit
TM
LiveCore Output Expander
VertigeTM
Shot Box
SUMMARY
1- Introduction
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LiveCoreTM series was designed to provide state-ofthe-art imaging and real time processing, including
4K resolutions and a world premiere: Perspective
Layers for top-notch presentations.
Analog Way’s LiveCore™ series combines high
processing capabilities with smart functionalities to
produce impressive shows.
2- Rugged and heavy-duty design
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7- User-friendly and intuitive graphic interface
11- Communicative architecture for collaborative efforts
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The LiveCore™ generation of processors offers a
great opportunity for collaborative practices in the
set-up of the machine and much more.
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12- Overall Comparison
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13- Technical Specifications
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Analog Way worked extensively on the LiveCore™
series' control interface to make it as easy as possible
to set up and operate.
Built on Analog Way's long history in live events and
field operations, the LiveCore™ series was designed
to deliver optimized uptimes and durability.
3- Versatile connectivity
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6- State-of-the-art processing
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To fit a variety of applications, the LiveCore™
platform offers versatile connectivity and an
extensive set of formats.
8- Accessories and Apps
A series of software and tools designed to help you
get the best out of our products.
LITERATURE
4- Advanced output capabilities for safe monitoring
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The LiveCore™ series offers versatile display options,
ensuring safe monitoring and flawless show control.
5- Creative display configurations for impressive
presentations
On top of its versatile connectivity, the LiveCoreTM
platform offers powerful operating modes
enabling the management of a great variety
of display layouts to answer the need of most
presentations.
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9- Event Controller - Vertige
TM
- Ref. VRC300
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The Vertige™ is a revolutionary remote controller
integrating new ways to create and manage powerful
events.
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10- Systems Integration & Tools
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Analog Way offers a complete range of solutions to
take full advantage of the flexibility and performance
of our processors and consoles.
All technical documentation about the products,
firmware, remote control software, drivers &
tools noted in this brochure are available at
www.analogway.com.
- Summary -
1- INTRODUCTION
Ready for flawless visual experiences
Conceived and designed after careful analysis of the creative needs of live events professionals, Analog Way’s
LiveCore™ series combines high processing capabilities with smart functionalities to produce impressive shows
and presentations.
Platform pillars include:
X Ruggedized and heavy-duty design to fit with the most demanding applications
X Versatile connectivity to be ready for any configuration
X State-of-the-art processing to create impressive visual shows
X Operator-friendly and intuitive User Interface to ensure flawless control of presentations
X Communicative architecture for advanced collaborative operation and remote services.
Easy to deploy, install and set up
Easy to deploy
The LiveCore™ series is easy to deploy and install. Thanks to its advanced architecture, the LiveCore™
series reduces the amount of cabling and external boxes typically required for most projects. The Link
feature allows creation of an impressive seamless matrix (24x8) system with limited efforts and great
security in cabling.
Easy to install
The LiveCore™ series is quick to install. The technicians do not need extensive training to understand
how the system works.
You used to have a prep day of plugging together a load of stuff in a rack. Now with the LiveCore™
series, you can just power up and plug your sources in and off you go.
Easy to set up
The LiveCore™ series is quick to use and set up. The Web RCS offers Technicians a very short learning
curve. In very little time, anyone can create a show, confident that they know how to use it.
The Web RCS saves a considerable amount of time in any setup.
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2 - R U G G E D A N D H E AV Y- D U T Y D E S I G N
Built on Analog Way's long history in live events and field operations, the LiveCore™ series was designed to deliver optimized uptimes and durability.
Robust mechanical framework
The LiveCore™-based systems' reinforced metal chassis offers rigidity and strong shock resistance. Its innovative
construction provides excellent protection to both internal hardware and rear connectors. Front and rear rackrail
mounts are available for durable and stable integration.
Advanced cooling system
The body of the LiveCore™-based processors were designed to optimize air circulation and components' cooling.
The hardware was oversized to prevent heating, and fitted with a remote temperature monitoring system.
High quality standards
Designed and produced in Western Europe, the LiveCore™ series is made of carefully qualified high grade components
and subassemblies.
It complies with the latest international safety and environmental regulations, including UL and CE certifications.
High level of qualifications
An Ascender 48 is tested on a shaking table while
operating for hours.
The qualification is rigorous with many severe criteria
in our test laboratory.
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3 - V E R S AT I L E C O N N E C T I V I T Y
To fit a variety of applications, the LiveCore™ platform offers versatile connectivity and an extensive set of formats.
3-1 Extensive choice of input plugs
The LiveCoreTM series can switch between any input plug with up to 42 sources connected simultaneously. The device can handle any source
from composite video, up to dual link 2560x1600 and 4K.
Test patterns help identify both inputs and outputs for easy management of elements.
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Ascender 48
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Ascender 32
Ascender 16
SmartMatriX Ultra
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1. Power supply: 100-240 VAC ; 8A ; 50/60Hz ; 345W ; autoswitchable
2. Inputs #1 to #12: 12 seamless inputs and 42 input plugs
- 6 x HDMI (3 x HDMI 4K included*)
- 9 x DVI (3 x DVI-D/Dual link available)
- 3 x DisplayPort (4-lanes)
- 12 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 12 x Universal Analog (6 x HD15 & 6 x DVI-A)
3. Outputs #1, #2, #3 & #4: 4 outputs with 5 output plugs
- 8 x Universal Analog (4 x HD15 & 4 x DVI-A)
- 4 x DVI-I (2 x DVI Dual-Link available on outputs #1 & #3 and
2 x DVI/HDMI 4K on outputs #2 & #4)
- 4 x Video Optical SFP module cage
- 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
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4. Monitoring/Preview output:
- 2 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 1 x DVI-I
- 2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 1 x RGBs/RGsB/RGB/YPrBr/YC/comp analog output
5. Tally, GPI-O connector
6. Ethernet plug
7. Frame Lock: Analog Frame Lock plug and specific loop
output
8. Display output (not active)
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9. Devices sync.: Used for effect sync in multi-machine mode.
10. RS232 port: Reserved for maintenance
11. 4 x USB plugs
12. Link cables: Use the 3 link cables to share inputs/outputs
in the additive modularity configuration.
* Included only if 4K upgrade is purchased
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NeXtage 16
NeXtage 08
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1. Power supply: 100-240 VAC ; 4.8A ; 50/60Hz ; 225W ; autoswitchable
2. Inputs #1 to #8:
- 4 x HDMI
- 6 x DVI-I (Dual link available on inputs #2 and #6)
- 2 x DisplayPort (Dual link available on inputs #4 and #8)
- 8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 8 x Universal Analog (4 x HD15 & 4 x DVI-A)
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3. Program output #1 - Preview output #2
- 2 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 2 x DVI-I (DVI Dual-Link on output #1)
- 2 x Video Optical SFP module cage
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI
4. Preview/Monitoring:
- 1 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 1 x DVI-I
- 2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 1 x RGBs analog output
3-2 Versatile outputs
Through its included SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) Cage, the LiveCoreTM series can receive a large choice of video SFP optical
modules per output.
Optical link is immune to environmental signal noise.
Detachable optical modules greatly simplify installation and maintenance.
The LiveCoreTM series can output a variety of formats, including analog HD-TV and Computer formats up to 2560x1600 or UltraHD/4K with 4K option installed.
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5. Tally, GPI-O connector
6. Ethernet plug
7. Frame Lock: Analog Frame Lock plug and specific loop output
8. Display output (not active)
9. Devices sync.: Used for effect sync in multi-machine mode.
10. RS232 port: Reserved for maintenance
11. 4 x USB plugs
3-3 Optional 4K Hardware
As technology continues to evolve, Analog Way has brought a significant improvement to the
Example: Ascender 48 with Optional 4K
LiveCore™ series of AV processors with the addition of new connectors: HDMI 4K and DVI 4K.
Three HDMI 4K inputs and two DVI 4K outputs are optionally available on the SmartMatriX Ultra,
Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48. The NeXtage 08 and NeXtage 16 may be ordered
with optional 2 x HDMI 4K inputs and 1 x DVI 4K output.
Several frame rates are available as 4K/30P 4:4:4, 4K/60P 4:2:0 or 4K/60P 4:4:4 according to the
reference. The LiveCore™ series supports 3840x2160 (UHD) and 4096x2160 resolutions (native
resolution for DCI-compliant 4K).
3-4 Optional Link Cable
For even more impressive presentations, 2 units of SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32
or Ascender 48 can be linked together. In this configuration, inputs and outputs are shared and
added resulting in impressive 24x8 scaled Seamless Matrix systems + 2 Mosaic Previews.
The Vertige™ console is compatible with multi-device configuration.
How to cable the link in Additive modularity
MASTER DEVICE
SLAVE DEVICE
LINK 3
LINK 1
OUT
OPT-LINK (x3)
LINK 2
IN
RJ-45
ETHERNET HUB
RJ-45
Replacement LiveCoreTM Link Cable
Ref. OPT-LINK
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
On Master Device
Video Tips available
on YouTube® or on
www.analogway.com
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4 - A D VA N C E D O U T P U T C A PA B I L I T I E S F O R S A F E M O N I T O R I N G
4-1 Independent monitoring output
In addition to its main outputs, the LiveCore™ series features an independent Dual-Link output for monitoring purposes.
This output offers versatile and customizable display options, ensuring safe monitoring and flawless show control.
Full Preview
Live Mosaic
Monitoring
In this configuration, the LiveCore™-based systems
offer a full Preview of the content displayed on the
Program. All PIPs remain available on the Preview
no matter the display system used. Based on this
Preview, operators can see all their sources and
create complex presets with total peace of mind.
The Mosaic Preview allows visualization of up to
12 input sources on the screen. All images are live
and can be labelled through Web Remote Control
Software. Additional information on each source
is also available directly on the different live
widgets.
The Monitoring mode mixes the full Preview and
the live Mosaic displays.
A variety of display configurations is available so
that operators can arrange and customize the
elements of their shows as wanted.
Custom monitoring
The LiveCore™ series allows to manage inputs and outputs as you like with the limit of 8 or 12 windows according to the device. The inputs and outputs can be assigned with a
specific order, size, and position without taking into account the type of source or connector. The layout is fully customizable. The software allows the resizing and positioning
of each window on the monitoring output. 8 user presets are available to save the custom monitoring layouts. Each preset can be instantly recalled during the show. 50 preconfigured templates are also available to use directly or customize further.
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Recording
The independent output can also be used to record
a specific input, or record the live show on a specific
output if previewing is not necessary.
4-2 Monitoring management
As for screens, you can customize the widget: position, size. The layout can be in mosaic mode,
with several widgets or fullscreen mode. There are predefined templates that you can load.
The display on layout view enables a feedback of the number of resources used to display one
widget. A Soft Edge screen as Dual Link inputs will use more than one resource.
12 widgets are available for the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 or Ascender 48
and 8 for the NeXtage 08 and NeXtage 16. 8 memories are available for customized templates.
These templates can be stored in a Master Preset in order to be recalled in same time.
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4-3 Confidence monitor
Any of the standard outputs of the LiveCore™-based units can be configured as a confidence
monitor for the presenter. With different display possibilities, this monitor can show up to
4 windows. Each one can display any source, clean Preview or Program screens including
blended outputs. This tool will be valuable to presenters to easily keep their presentation flow
under control.
Legend:
1- Recomposed picture from the Program #1
2- Camera #1
3- Next slide
4- Reminder for speech
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5 - C R E AT I V E D I S P L AY C O N F I G U R AT I O N S F O R I M P R E S S I V E P R E S E N TAT I O N S
Because the creativity of show producers has no limit, staging companies must be ready for a variety of presentations and events. The same is true with
permanent installation, the system must be flexible enough to handle changes in the way the client wishes to convey their message.
On top of its versatile connectivity, the LiveCoreTM platform offers powerful operating modes enabling the management of a great variety of display layouts
to answer the need of most presentations.
5-1 Creative display configurations
Mixer configuration
Multi-screen configuration (Mixer mode)
Hard Edge configuration
Used as a Mixer, the NeXtage 16 can display one native
background and up-to 4 true-seamless mix layers.
This mode allows a real Preview output which can have
both a format and a rate different from the Program.
The Monitoring/Preview output can display up to 8 Live
contents (Program, Preview, Inputs).
Used as a Mixer, the SmartMatrix Ultra can display one native
background and up to 2 true-seamless mix layers per output.
This mode offers the management of 4 independent screens
in a true A/B mix mode. A live Preview of all screens is still
available thanks to the monitoring output.
Wide displays can be achieved through the Hard Edge
mode. Available for all the LiveCoreTM series, this mode is
of interest for wide applications using LED walls.
In this case, images are configured edge to edge without
overlapping area. Hard Edge can be operated vertically,
horizontally, or both. In this mode, the Preview is displayed
on the Monitoring output. The Preview can show the
#1 Hard Edge screen.
whole
Screen #1
The NeXtage 16 can also be used in the Multi-Screen
Configuration.
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Screen #2
1
2
2
Screen #1
#2
Screen #1
Nave background
Nave background
LED Wall #1
1
2
1
3
4
2
LED Wall #3
LED Wall #4
Nave Background
Nave Background
Screen #3
1
Screen #4
1
2
Nave background
Output #1 (Program)
LED Wall #2
Output #1
Output #3
Output #4
Monitoring/Preview
output
Ethernet
Nave background
Live monitoring
Output #2 (Preview)
1
2
3
Output #2
2
Web
W
b RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
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SOURCES
12 seamless inputs
(42 input plugs)
Live monitoring
of all sources
(Program & Preview)
Monitoring / Preview output
Output #1
Output #2
Output #3
Output #4
SOURCES
Ethernet
Live monitoring
Monitoring
/ Preview
output
Capability to display
8 live sources
Web
b RCS
CS
(Remote Control Soware)
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
to control all the screens
Live monitoring
of all sources
(Program & Preview)
SOURCES
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12 seamless inputs
(42 input plugs)
With the Monitoring/Preview output, the Program (Screen
#1) picture is recomposed even if it is in Hard Edge mode.
Multi-screen configuration: Soft Edge
Soft Edge configuration with one output used as Confidence Monitor
Used as mixers, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 can display one native background
and up to respectively, 2, 4 or 6 true-seamless mix layers per screen.
This mode allows creation of 3 independent screens in a true A/B mix mode with a live preview
of all screens.
The Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 allow creation of wide displays through Soft
or Hard Edge Blending. With Ascender 32 & Ascender 48, wide screen projections is possible
with capability to have one or several outputs declared as a Confidence Monitor.
Screen #1
1
2
3
Screen #2
5
6
Screen #3
Screen #1
1
4
1
2
Nave background
1
2
Nave background
2
Nave background
Output #3
Output #1
Output #2
Output #4
Output #1
Output #2
Output #3
Output #4
SOURCES
Ethernet
Live monitoring
Ascender 48
Ref. ASC4806
ETHERNET HUB
Monitoring
/ Preview
output
Live monitoring
of all sources
(Program & Preview)
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
Live monitoring
SOURCES
12 seamless inputs
(42 input plugs)
Confidence Monitor
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
to control all the Confidence
Monitor
Live Monitoring of Screen
and Confidence Monitor
(Program & Preview)
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
to control the show
Some of the outputs of the LiveCore™-based units can be used as a Confidence Monitor for
the speaker. With different display possibilities, this monitor can show the Program and the
sources. This option will be valuable to speakers to easily keep their presentation flow under
control.
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5-2 4K Display configurations
The LiveCoreTM series was designed to be able to support 4K display.
Output Configuration 1: 4K 4:4:4 60Hz
Output Configuration 2: 4K 4:4:4 30Hz
(with 4K optional upgrade only)
Output Configuration 3: 4K 4:2:0 60Hz
(with 4K optional upgrade only)
The SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and
Ascender 48 natively allow the display of 4K 60Hz 4:4:4
using video projectors or flat screens.
The connectivity can be achieved using 2 or 4 outputs (2 x
DVI-DL or 4 x 3G-SDI or 4 x DVI-D).
The Monitoring/Preview output is still available for both
Preview and Program contents.
All the LiveCoreTM series equipped with the 4K upgraded
can support input and output formats up to 4K 30Hz 4:4:4.
Using HDMI technology, the device can be connected to a
display system with a single cable.
Using one 4K 30Hz 4:4:4 output (input) disables the
adjacent output (input).
The SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and
Ascender 48 can handle up to two 4K 30Hz 4:4:4 outputs.
The NeXtage 08 and NeXtage 16 can handle one 4K 30Hz
4:4:4 output.
If equipped with the 4K upgrade, the SmartMatriX
Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 also
implement the output color sub-sampling. This allows for
4K 60Hz 4:2:0 format.
Using HDMI technology, the device can be connected to a
display system with a single cable.
The use of a 4K output with this format disables all the
other program outputs.
Screen #1
4K 30Hz 4:4:4 display
Screen #2
4K 30hz 4:4:4 display
Ethernet
Output #4
Ethernet
Live monitoring
SOURCES
12 inputs (42 plugs)
12
Ethernet
Live monitoring
Live monitoring
Monitoring
/ Preview
output
Monitoring
/ Preview
output
Monitoring
/ Preview
output
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
Screen #1
4K 60Hz 4:2:0 display
Output #2
Output #2
Output #4
Output #3
Output #2
Output #1
Screen #1
4K Display
Live monitoring
of Screen #1
(Program & Preview)
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
To control all the screens
SOURCES
12 inputs (42 plugs)
Live monitoring
of all screens
(Program & Preview)
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
to control the Screen #1
SOURCES
12 inputs 42 plugs
Live monitoring
of Screen #1
(Program & Preview)
5-3 Associative modularity configuration
For even more impressive shows, 2, 3 or 4 similar LiveCoreTM units can be synchronized together. In this configuration, wide displays (up to 16 outputs) can
be achieved either horizontally, vertically or both.
To control several units together, Analog Way’s Event Controller VertigeTM is required, enabling outstanding visual effects and transitions.
Monitoring / Preview
output
Monitoring / Preview
output
In this configuration all the sources are split
between the units and all the units are connected
to the VertigeTM Remote Controller.
To ensure a perfect synchronization between all
the LiveCoreTM units, they must be chained with
simple ethernet cables using the in and out sync
connectors.
SCREEN #1
ETHERNET HUB
SPLITTER
Native Background
SOURCES
Monitoring / Preview
output
VertigeTM Remote Controller
The Monitoring/Preview output of each unit is still
available to check those sources connected to the
frame are present or simply to monitor a partial
area of the Program or Preview.
Monitoring / Preview
output
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or Ascender 48 can be linked together using the set of 3 x LiveCoreTM Link Cables (ref. OPT-
Screen #1
KIT3xLINK).
resulting in an impressive 24x8 scaled true-seamless matrix system and 2 multi-viewer outputs.
Additive modularity can also be achieved with a LiveCore
TM
Output Expander resulting in a
Screen #2
LED Wall #1
In this configuration, source splitting is not necessary: inputs and outputs are shared and added
#2
LINK 3
2
Screen #3
1
3
2
4
Native Background
3
#1
4
#2
Native Background
#3
#3
#4
#4
OPT-LINK (x3)
LINK 2
LINK 1
LED Wall #2
SLAVE DEVICE
1
#1
12x8 scaled true-seamless matrix system and 2 additional multi-viewer outputs.
MASTER DEVICE
Screen #4
LED Wall #1
For even more spectacular presentations, two SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32
Example of configuration: Multi-screen configuration with the
rotation feature and the additive modularity
LED Wall #2
5-4 Additive modularity configuration
Native Background
Output #3
Native Background
Output #4
Output #6
Output #5
OPT-KIT3xLink
Output #7
Output #2
OUT
IN
ETHERNET HUB
RJ-45
Devices Sync.
RJ-45
Output #1
Output #8
Confidence monitor #1
Confidence Monitor #2
SOURCES
24 seamless inputs
(84 input plugs)
Monitoring
/ Preview
output
Web RCS
(Remote Control Soware)
On Master Device
Wide displays can be achieved, either horizontally, vertically or both.
Heterogeneous types of LiveCore
TM
units can be linked together. The current firmware auto-
downgrades the larger unit to fit the capabilities of the smaller one. Forthcoming version 3.01
will remove this limitation.
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Monitoring
/ Preview
output
ETHERNET HUB
Live monitoring
of all sources
(Program & Preview)
Live monitoring
of all sources
(Program & Preview)
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
to control the Confidence Monitor #2
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
to control the Confidence Monitor #1
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
to control all the screens
Shot Box
Ref. SB-80
6 - S TAT E - O F - T H E - A R T P R O C E S S I N G
6-1 LiveCoreTM platform
(*) All video processing is firmware based and carried out by the Processing unit. User-interfacing, network communication and other non-time critical processes are supported by the
platform’s PC-based Communication module.
The LiveCore™ platform is the heart of Analog Way’s new generation of high-end AV processors. It was designed to provide state-of-the-art imaging and
real time processing, including 4K resolutions and a world premiere: the Perspective Layers for top-notch presentations.
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The LiveCoreTM architecture is very modular. The image processing pipeline is mainly composed of
three sections: input, processing and output.
The input and output sections support 2K/2048x1152 and WQXGA resolutions. Analog Way
created an upgrade kit with inputs and outputs supporting 4K resolutions.
The powerful high-computing rate can also be upgraded with the Perspective Layers upgrade
on the Ascender 48 only. This option allows 3D space management of layers: more than the 2D
position, the depth and 3-axis rotation can be used for never-before-seen presentations.
Uncompared power of video processing
Thanks to its modular architecture, the LiveCoreTM platform has constantly been improved from its debuts. It offers advanced and powerful features.
6-2 Optimized layer management
X The LiveCoreTM series features an independent native background for live or still images, allowing additional layering capability.
X In order to offer higher creativity, all seamless layers are considered as uniform layers, meaning any source can be fully resized.
Background Layer
Background Layer
2 sources
4 sources
2+1: NeXtage 08, SmartMatriX Ultra & Ascender 16
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4+1: NeXtage 16 & Ascender 32
Background Layer
6 sources
6+1: Ascender 48
6-3 Frames and Logos
Up to 100 memories (Frames and Logos) can be stored in the LiveCore™-based systems'
memory. Using the Web RCS interface, they can be imported from/exported to your
computer or simply be captured from a live input. Management of pictures is accomplished
via a unique thumbnail library. Frames and Logos have the same properties as live inputs:
they are fully resizable and can support all settings and layer transitions. The LiveCore™
platform offers up to 4 seamless logos/frames.
Format
Upload
Download
Transparency support
BMP
Yes
Yes
N/A
JPEG
Yes
Yes
N/A
TIFF
Yes
Yes
Yes
GIF*
Yes
Yes
Yes
PNG
Yes
Yes
Yes
ICO
Yes
Yes
Yes
* Animated Gif not supported
6-4 Advanced Layer Management
Available for all the LiveCoreTM series, this feature allows shifting the processing resources
(scalers) of an output stream to another output. This can be achieved through the Web RCS
with a simple drag and drop change.
An Ascender 48 can display up to 24 true-seamless live mix layers and a Native Background
on a single output!
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6-5 The Perspective Layers
This feature is exclusively available for the Ascender 48 when equipped with the OPT-4KASC4806-PL option. With this option, the Ascender 48 supports Ultra High Resolution and
the Perspective Layers feature. It reaches performances unequalled and gives incredible new
possibilities for live presentations.
Developed by Analog Way’s R&D, this new feature enables manipulation of layers in a 3D space.
The layer content can be either a live source or a still picture. More than a simple keystone
effect, operators have the ability to change the layers position in the 3 dimensions x, y and z, but
also to rotate them according to the three axes.
When the Perspective Layers feature is activated for a screen, the Ascender 48 is powerful
enough to offer the same level of effects as in a flat 2D mode. Each step of a transition is
computed in real-time: whether it is the Flying Curve trajectory of the PIP or their properties
(transparency, size, cropping…).
Coupled with the Advanced Layers Management, the Ascender 48 can manage up to 12 trueseamless Perspective Layers and a native background on a single output.
Creation and management of the Perspective Layers can be managed directly from the
Ascender 48’s Web RCS, a user-friendly interface, through a section specifically dedicated to the
Perspective Layers.
No need to say that show designers can unleash their creativity!
See the Perspective Layers’ video on
YouTube® or on www.analogway.com:
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6-6 Display configurations
The outputs of LiveCoreTM units can be used separately (one output equals one screen) or in Hard Edge/Soft Edge Blend configuration (several outputs are used to create a single screen). In
both cases, the LiveCoreTM unit can display 2, 4 or 6 true-seamless layers on a native background.
Display configurations with 2 outputs
Output #1
1
3
1
2
3
6
4
Screen #1 - Program
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Output #1
8
1
Screen #2 - Program
4
P4
Screen #1 - Program
1
P2
P3
3
Output #2
7
2
3
4
P1
5
8
9
10
6
Screen #1 - Program
Output #3
13
14
15
11
19
20
16
12
Screen #2 - Program
Output #4
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21
22
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Screen #3 - Program
23
24
Screen #4 - Program
Preview
1
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Ascender 48
Display configurations with 4 outputs
Output #2
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Screen #1 - Program
Display configurations with 2 outputs
Output #1
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Output #2
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NeXtage 08
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So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #1
Screen #1 - Program
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So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #2
Screen #2 - Program
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P2
Screen #1 - Program
Screen #3 - Program
So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #2
P1
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Preview
So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #1
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2
So Edge/Hard Edge Screen #1
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Display configurations with 8 outputs
2x
Ascender 48
Output #1
1
Output #2
7
2
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Screen #1 - Program
Output #3
13
14
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Screen #2 - Program
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Output #4
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Screen #3 - Program
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Output #6
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Screen - Program
11
12
So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #2
Output #7
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48
Screen - Program
So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #3
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8
2
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310
6
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42
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So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #2
So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #1
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Output #8
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Screen - Program
7
2
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Screen - Program
13
14
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So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #1
1
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Screen #4 - Program
7
3
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Output #5
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So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #1
Display configurations with 4 outputs and Advanced Layer Management
Output #1
Enabling the Advanced Layer Management,
a screen can contain up to 8, 16 or 24 trueseamless layers on a native background.
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Output #2
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2
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Output #3
Output #4
DISABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
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So Edge/Hard Edge - Screen #1
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Ascender 48
6-7 Powerful processing capabilities and stunning visual effects
X LiveCore™ platform's scalers allow the display of all inputs and layers in real time on
Program, Preview and Monitoring/Mosaic outputs.
X The system offers a true A/B mix such as dedicated video mixers do. Inputs can be perfectly
mixed and switched without restriction. Control through the T-Bar remains available all the
time, for transitions from A to B and B to A. Individual T-Bars are available for each screen.
X Thanks to its outstanding effects, the LiveCore™ series is the ideal range to easily create
Cut&Fill feature
stunning presentations. New menus are available to manage effects. Layers are uniform
and independent, which means specific effects can be applied to each of them: size, type of
transition, time of the transition, colorimetric effects, etc.
X The Cut&Fill feature pairs two layers, one using a gray level source (Cut), the other one a
live source (Fill), to acheive non rectangular smooth-edged PIPs or impressive transitions.
X A variety of stunning effects can be achieved using functionalities embedded in the machine
to make the process straightforward. As an example, the new "Background Cut" function
allows automatic and instant calculation of complex slice-cut transition effects. This feature
can be computed according to the screen size or to the selection maximum size.
X In order to provide cutting edge imaging in a live environment, the LiveCore™ platform uses
Analog Way's latest high performance algorithms, including a fully redesigned deinterlacing
process and stunning new chroma keying. Very low latency remains the cornerstone of this
latest generation of processing.
X For applications requiring non-standard display resolutions, the LiveCore™ platform enables
to create and save up to 10 Custom Output Formats. Two modes are available: CVT Mode
using the CVT rules of VESA for fast creation and Full Mode to access all the parameters of
the format.
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7 - U S E R - F R I E N D LY A N D I N T U I T I V E G R A P H I C I N T E R FA C E
Analog Way has been working extensively on the LiveCore™ series control interface to
allow for the best ease of setup and operation.
Through its Front Panel interface or via its web-based Remote Control Software, the
LiveCore™-based processors are extremely easy to use and monitor in the field.
7-1 Control from front panel
The LiveCore™ series features a 4.3” TFT color display with WVGA resolution
(800x480 pixels), and a new graphical interface. The new interface allows
management of input sources with snapshots for monitoring directly on
the front panel’s screen.
7-2 Powerful Intuitive Remote Control Software
To help operators make the best use of the LiveCore™ platform, Analog Way designed a Webbased Remote Control Software (Web RCS), which can be run from any computer system using
an Internet browser (PC, Mac, tablet).
From the very beginning of the LiveCoreTM series, the Web RCS has been constantly upgraded
to meet the needs of operators with new features and improved ergonomics.
The latest version of the Web RCS integrates a new flat design: besides the esthetic change, the
software now runs up to 30% faster and frees 30% of computer resources.
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X The Web RCS offers a user-friendly graphic interface consisting of 3 independent sections: Setup, Edit and Live. Since LiveCoreTM version 2.0, Live and Edit modes have been merged to
increase the productivity and comfort of the operator: switching between these modes is instantaneous and all the functionalities can be accessed from both modes. The Edit mode is
mainly dedicated to work on a single screen at a time whereas the Live mode allows to have a global view of all your screens.
X With dynamic snapshots of available connected sources, the intuitive interface allows operators to fully prepare their shows and control them live during their events.
X An innovative Sequence mode allows easy organization of presets through drag and drop.
Set up
Live
Edit
7-3 Customizable Monitoring Layout
The layout of the Monitoring output can be modified with the Web RCS to create complex
mixes of inputs, programs and previews fitting the application requirements. As easy as working
with the layers on the Program/Preview, the Web RCS offers numerous preset layouts. Up to
10 custom layouts can be saved, and then be simultaneously recalled with the working presets.
7-4 Screen Preset Management
Operators can save their screen presets in the 144 available Memories. These screen presets
can be saved or recalled simultaneously for all the screens using the 144 available Master
Memories. An advanced filtering system enables to save or recall on a subset of screen preset
properties: source, position size, cropping, transition properties…
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7-5 Customizable Shortcuts
The Web RCS offers over 100 keyboard shortcuts to improve operators’ productivity. These
shortcuts can be customized with dedicated combination of keys using the Shortcut Manager.
7-6 New Sequencer
The Web RCS sequencer passes a new step in preset management. Thanks to an intuitive
Sequence Editor, operators can create cue stacks: they can add, delete and change the order
of different actions such as loading memories or master memories, waiting for an event or a
timeout, taking a screen.
Once the sequence creation is completed, it can be played once or looped. It is also possible to
reach manually any step of the sequence using the sequence player as a virtual keyboard.
7-7 Preset ID
It is possible to instantly identify which preset memories is used on a screen (Program or Preview)
thanks to the preset ID displayed in the window title bar. If the preset has been modified then
the preset name appears with a star.
7-8 Snap to Grid and Snap to Layer
Two new features are available to help operators to adjust the layers position and size. As its
name indicate, the Snap to Grid feature enables operators to position the layers on a grid whose
vertical and horizontal steps in pixels are user defined. The Snap to Layer feature enables to
configure the layers relatively to other layers or to the screen.
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7-9 View saving
Operators can save the visual configuration of the Web RCS so that the next time they use it
they come back to their favorite layout. Moreover, a Touch Mode was added to the Web RCS to
operate it with a tactile display: some controls are adapted for more comfort.
8- ACCESSORIES AND APPS
8-1 Secure Power Unit - Ref. SPU001
Protect your LiveCoreTM system against mains loss or unstable power using
the Secure Power Unit (ref. SPU001).
It integrates two slots for hot-swappable power supplies and a battery module providing up to
10 minutes in case of mains loss. Connected to your LiveCoreTM with a simple RS232 link, the
advanced monitoring status of the SPU001 is available through the LiveCoreTM Web RCS.
Ascender 48 connected to
the Secure Power Unit
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8-2 Shot Box - Ref. SB-80
The Shot Box is a cost effective solution to recall the master presets, screen presets and
monitoring layouts prepared with the Web RCS. Connected to your control PC USB port, it is
instantly usable (external software supplied) with your LiveCoreTM even if the Web RCS is not
started. Its ergonomic keyboard integrates 76 back-lighted keys: 70 for presets management, 4
for monitoring layouts, 1 for PAGE management and 1 for TAKE.
Connection
8-3 AW Toolbox
The AW Toolbox puts the power of Analog Way's LiveCore™ AV processors at
your fingertips!
This application allows configuring all the input settings of a LiveCoreTM system. Moreover, dynamic
snapshots of inputs and frames are available to check that a source is detected and configured
properly. This application allows configuring all the output settings (including Monitoring/Preview
output): format, rate, HDCP, test pattern…
Thanks to WiFi, the operator can get closer to the screen to fine-tune a multi-projector Soft Edge
Snapshot examples
Blending. The use of a tablet significantly increases his comfort.
Screen presets and Master presets can be recalled on Program or Preview with a single fingertip.
This application is available for AndroidTM (OS version 4.0 and above) and iOS (iOS7 and iOS8)
tablets.
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- Blending -
- Inputs -
- Logos -
- Memories -
8-4 LiveCoreTM Output Expanders
Using the capabilities of Additive Modularity, the SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 and Ascender 48 can be connected to an optional LiveCoreTM
Output Expander (LOE). Each LOE is equipped with 4 outputs and 1 Monitoring/Preview output. The resulting linked configuration includes 12 inputs,
8 outputs and 2 Monitoring/Preview Output.
Multi-screen configuration
LiveCoreTM Output Expander 48 - Ref. LOE048
Screen #5
Screen #4
Screen #2
Screen #1
Screen #6
Screen #3
Three LiveCoreTM Output Expanders are available:
X LOE016 for SmartMatriX Ultra and Ascender 16
X LOE032 for Ascender 32
X LOE048 for Ascender 48
Additive Modularity
Monitoring/Preview
Output #1
Outputs
#1 to #4
Outputs
#5 to #8
Monitoring/Preview
Output #2
OPT-KIT3xLINK
Devices Sync.
Ascender 48 - Ref. ASC4806
SOURCES
Sources:
12 seamless inputs
(42 plugs)
LiveCore Output Expander - Ref. LOE048
Monitoring Live 1 of all screens
(Program and Preview)
Ascender 48 - Ref. ASC4806
LiveCore Output Expander
Ref. LOE048
Monitoring Live 2 of all screens
(Program and Preview)
ETHERNET HUB
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
To control all screens
Web RCS
(Remote Control Software)
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9- EVENT CONTROLLER
High-End Remote Controller for large events/multi-venues
The Vertige™ is a revolutionary Remote Controller integrating new ways to create and manage powerful events. The Vertige™ brings a simple and flexible approach to show creation and
management.
Vertige™ can manage huge screens made of up to 16 outputs thanks to the associative modularity of LiveCoreTM units. Among other features, it also controls external devices such as matrix
routers or media players.
VertigeTM - Ref. VRC300
5
6
7
1
2
3
4
1- Touch screen
The touch screen 15’’6 wide displays comfortably on the same
page, the representation of the Program & Preview but also of a
typical scene (Blend + 2 satellites). It is important to have the whole
scene represented to work on multiple layers from different
screens at the same time (change of source of background, for
example). It is useful to have both states Program/Preview shown
at the same time as the LiveCore™ series allows you to change
one or the other at any time (even during an effect).
2- Preset section
This section allows the operator to save/load its scene presets (10
direct access presets and a page mechanism to organize them).
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3- Layer section
This section enables the operator to select a set of layers which
belong to different screens in order to edit them simultaneously.
Various criteria are used to perform advanced combinations. It
will be possible to save those combinations for later use.
4- Source section
This section allows assigning sources to the selected layers in
Program or Preview. Twelve contextual buttons display the name
of source. The capability to change a page allows benefiting from
numerous sources in association with the management of plugs
for the LiveCore™ series.
5- Control section
This section enables the operator to select which preset to work
with, and have direct access to basic functions applied to all
selected layers (Clear, Unify ...).
6- Edit section
This section allows the operator to edit the selected layers in
three different ways: roughly by the joystick, finely by coders
or directly by numpad. The block containing the numpad is
contextual and also provides access to pages of shortcuts, tools,
layer presets (Position, Size, Border, Effect …).
7- Transition section
This section enables to use the T-Bar for transitions. Sliders can be
used like T-Bar (Effects) or like Faders (Alpha). They are motorized
in order to see the current state of the selection.
8- Control Transition
This section allows giving a specific role to the sliders:
- In FX mode, they allow to individually mix each screen
- In Alpha mode, where different layers of different screens
can be assigned to a slider, they will allow to control the layer
opacity (transparency).
1 0 - S Y S T E M S I N T E G R AT I O N & T O O L S
Analog Way offers a complete range of solutions to take full advantage of the flexibility and performance of our processors and consoles. The following
tools are ideally suited for fixed installation applications, such as meeting rooms, auditoriums, convention centers or military command centers.
10-1 Crestron and AMX Drivers
Precompiled AMX® and Crestron® drivers can be downloaded on our website to control any
80 %
Download the drivers for free on www.analogway.com
premium AV processor based on the LiveCore™ platform.
Crestron® Drivers are compatible with Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series control systems
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•
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•
•
•
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•
Recall Presets or Master Presets with seamless transitions
Display sources and logos with dynamic snapshots and properties
Configure input settings (current plug, HDCP, freeze…)
Change the native background or the source displayed in a layer
Transition the Preview content to the Program
Display output and screen properties (HDCP status, labels, layer count,...)
Configure the Monitoring output
Control your device (reboot, shutdown, sleep or wake over LAN)
Control General-Purpose Input/Outputs (GPIO)
AMX® Drivers are compatible with Netlinx® integrated controllers
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Recall Presets or Master Presets with seamless transitions
Display sources and logos with dynamic snapshots and properties
Configure input settings (current plug, HDCP, freeze…)
Change the native background or the source displayed in a layer
Transition the Preview content to the Program
Display output and screen properties (HDCP status, labels, layer count,..
Configure the Monitoring output
Control your device (reboot, shutdown, sleep or wake over LAN)
Control General-Purpose Input/Outputs (GPIO)
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10-2 AW Video Compositor - Ref. AWVDC
Based on Crestron’s Smart Graphics™ technology, the AW Video Compositor allows developers
to control with minimal programming the advanced features of any LiveCore™ AV processor and
build innovative solutions using a single Crestron® touchscreen.
Compatible with Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series control systems
Preview
Monitoring
• Visualize the whole scene (Preview & Program) in real time with layer positions and
dynamic sources snapshots
• Use the touchscreen to resize or adjust layer position
• Drag and drop sources directly onto layers
• Change the native background
• Recall Presets or Master Presets with seamless transitions
• Configure input settings (current plug, HDCP, freeze…)
• Configure the Monitoring mosaic with a simple flick of the finger
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Developped by
10-3 AW EDID Editor - Ref. AWEE
To optimize the compatibility between the source and your premium switcher, Analog Way
has created the AW EDID Editor. Available for Windows® and Mac OS®, this software enables
to open and edit any standard EDID file in a simple and intuitive interface. Supporting EDID
versions 1.3 and 1.4, you can create your own EDID file from scratch, modify an existing EDID file
or simply analyze it for troubleshooting.
The edited EDID file can then be imported to the LiveCoreTM unit through the Web RCS to be
used as an input EDID. This can be useful, for example, to request the PC graphic card when
generating a non-standard format with a portrait orientation.
80 %
Download AW EDID Editor for free on www.analogway.com
10-4 AW Screen Frame Cutter - Ref. AWSFC
Source
The AW Screen Frame Cutter tool can split any wide-screen image into multiple still backgrounds
for your multi-projector Soft Edge Blending. Simply choose the image, configure your projectors
resolution and numbers and the blending parameters (overlap): the tools will generate the split
files at the PNG format. You will only need to import these files to the LiveCoreTM unit using the
AW Screen Frame Cutter generated images
Web RCS.
Screenshot of the AW Screen Frame Cutter
AW Screen Frame Cutter is available for Windows® and Mac OS®.
80 %
Download AW Screen Frame Cutter for free on www.analogway.com
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1 1 - C O M M U N I C AT I V E A R C H I T E C T U R E F O R C O L L A B O R AT I V E E F F O R T S
Through its powerful Web RCS, the LiveCore™ generation of processors offers a great simplicity for collaborative practices in the set-up of the machine, as
well as in its control and maintenance thanks to Remote Service capabilities.
These capabilities ensure easy utilization of the device and highly efficient maintenance with optimized uptimes.
11-1 Multiple users
Save time and increase creativity with up to 5 operators connected simultaneously on the
Web RCS from different computers.
Any operation is seen in real time by all the Web RCS users, thus ensuring effective preparation
and monitoring.
11-2 Remote services
A specific communication module made of a dedicated industrial PC card is embedded in the
device to allow for remote services. This PC card is dedicated to LAN/WAN support services and
is never involved in the real time critical image processing of the machine.
Important information regarding the use of the machine is also available: logs, working hours in
total, working hours per show, etc.
If assistance is needed with a show, Analog Way technicians can remotely connect to the
computing system running the Web RCS. This way, they can access the device and provide help as
long as the unit is accessible via the Internet.
11-3 Remote maintenance tools
If help is needed for troubleshooting, Analog Way's Technical Support teams can remotely
connect to a LiveCore™-based system to get access to internal logs, counters and errors and
provide proper assistance.
In order to speed up repair or replacement processes, specific tools were implemented to help
identify potential failures or defective parts in the machine from a remote location.
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Advanced Dashboard
11-4 Training
As a video processing expert, Analog Way is committed to support its customers through training tailored to individual needs.
Whether you are an integrator, consultant or freelance technician, Analog Way offers training that will enable you to take full advantage of our AV
processors in various environments.
X LiveCoreTM Certification Program
To ensure a more creative and richer user experience, Analog Way has developed a training
program dedicated to the LiveCore™ series.
Whether you need a first approach to the LiveCore™ environment, or a deep understanding
of all features to become a real expert, Analog Way offers trainings that will enable you to
LiveCore
TM
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
achieve your goals.
X 3 training levels
• Basic Operator: 1 day
• Advanced Operator: 2 days - Certified Training
• Expert Operator: 3 days - Certified Training
X Analog Way's training centers:
A room has been especially designed to welcome trainings at Analog Way’s headquarters.
The LiveCore™ Certification Program is also delivered by our American and Asian subsidiaries.
If needed, trainings can be directly provided on your site.
To stay tuned for upcoming training dates, please refer to Analog Way’s
website, and connect with us on social networks.
www.analogway.com/support/CertificationProgram
X LiveCoreTM group on Facebook:
A group dedicated to the LiveCore™ Presentation Mixers is available on Facebook. In that group,
operators can share their experience with the line and its accessories.
On the menu: discussions, project pictures, tips and tricks!
Join the group and pursue the LiveCore™ experience!
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1 2 - O V E R A L L C O M PA R I S O N
INPUTS
Universal Analog Input (RGBHV, YUV, Y/C & Composite)
DVI-I Scaled
DVI Dual-Link
HDMI
DIsplayPort
3G/HD/SD-SDI
Standard Max resolution
Universal analog input EDID
EDID (HDMI - DVI - DisplayPort)
HDCP compliant & Disable
OUTPUTS
Program/Output
Preview on Output 2
Max resolution
Independent Preview/Mosaic/Monitoring Output (Full live Preview all sources)
Video Out 3G/HD/SD-SDI - RGB - RGsB - RGBs - YUV - Y/C - Comp
Monitoring DVI or DVI Dual-Link
HDCP compliant DVI
MULTI-DISPLAY CONFIGURATIONS
Associative Modularity Via VertigeTM Ref. VRC300 Console (up to 4 units)
Soft Edge H&V: max number of ouputs with associative modularity
Hard Edge H&V: max number of ouputs with associative modularity
Additive Modularity via Web RCS (Link between 2 units only)
Soft Edge H&V: max number of ouputs with additive modularity
Hard Edge H&V: max number of ouputs with additive modularity
PREVIEW
Full Live Preview of all sources (Preview/Mosaic/Monitoring)
Confidence Monitor
Customizable labels on Monitoring/Preview display
Displaying of widgets in Monitoring/Preview display
TRANSITIONS & EFFECTS
True A/B Mix
Transition: Cut, Fade, Slide, Wipe, Circle, Stretch & Depth
Color effects: Black&White, Sepia, Negative, Solarize
Background Cut Effect
Flying Curve Effect
LAYERS
Number of true-seamless scaled layers per output
Native Background
Advanced Layers Management
FRAME & LOGO
Fully resizable (Supporting all settings and layer transitions)
Formats : BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, ICO
Download/Upload with the Web RCS
Capture from live inputs
Management of pictures via a thumbnail library
Available Frame/Logo memories
Ascender 48 - Ref. ASC4806
Ascender 32 - Ref. ASC3204
Ascender 16 - Ref. ASC1602
SmartMatriX Ultra - Ref. SMX12x4
NeXtage 16 - Ref. NXT1604
NeXtage 08 - Ref. NXT0802
12
12
6
3
6
3
12
2K/WQXGA
Except DVI-A
All inputs
P
12
12
6
3
6
3
12
2K/WQXGA
Except DVI-A
All inputs
P
12
12
6
3
6
3
12
2K/WQXGA
Except DVI-A
All inputs
P
12
12
6
3
6
3
12
2K/WQXGA
Except DVI-A
All inputs
P
8
8
6
2
4
2
8
2K/WQXGA
Except DVI-A
All inputs
P
8
8
6
2
4
2
8
2K/WQXGA
Except DVI-A
All inputs
P
4
4
4
4
WQXGA/ Ultra HD & 4K
P
P
P
P
WQXGA/ Ultra HD & 4K
P
P
P
P
WQXGA/ Ultra HD & 4K
P
P
P
P
WQXGA/ Ultra HD & 4K
P
P
P
P
2
P
2K/WQXGA
P
P
P
P
2
P
2K/WQXGA
P
P
P
P
P
16
16
P
8
8
P
16
16
P
8
8
P
16
16
P
8
8
P
16
P
P
8
8
P
8
8
P
P
P
12
P
P
P
12
P
P
P
12
P
P
P
12
P
P
P
8
P
P
P
8
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
6
P
P
4
P
P
2
P
P
2
P
P
4
P
P
2
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
100
P
P
P
P
P
100
P
P
P
P
P
100
P
P
P
P
P
100
P
P
P
P
P
100
P
P
P
P
P
100
8
(...)
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Ascender 48 - Ref. ASC4806
Ascender 32 - Ref. ASC3204
Ascender 16 - Ref. ASC1602
SmartMatriX Ultra - Ref. SMX12x4
NeXtage 16 - Ref. NXT1604
NeXtage 08 - Ref. NXT0802
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
OPT-4K-ASC4806-PL
3
Ultra HD & 4K
2
1
Ultra HD & 4K
OPT-4K-ASC3204
3
Ultra HD & 4K
2
1
Ultra HD & 4K
OPT-4K-ASC1602
3
Ultra HD & 4K
2
1
Ultra HD & 4K
OPT-4K-SMX12x4
3
Ultra HD & 4K
2
1
Ultra HD & 4K
OPT-4K-NXT1604
2
Ultra HD & 4K
1
OPT-4K-NXT0802
2
Ultra HD & 4K
1
Ultra HD & 4K
Ultra HD & 4K
P
4RU
P
P
4RU
P
P
4RU
P
P
3RU
P
P
3RU
P
OTHER FEATURES
Fast routing mode
Tally/GPI-O
Frame Lock
HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE
Web RCS (Web Based Remote Control Software)
Specific management of the front panel in matrix mode
Remote Services
Remote Maintenance Tools
Remote Controller - VertigeTM - Ref. VRC300
4K HARDWARE OPTION
Reference
Number of 4K 30Hz 4:4:4 HDMI inputs
Max input resolution
Number of HDMI outputs in 4K 30Hz 4:4:4 mode
Number of HDMI outputs in 4K 60Hz 4:2:0 mode
Max output resolution
PERSPECTIVE LAYERS OPTION
Reference
Number of Perspective Layers per output
FORM FACTOR
Rugged Design
Enclosure
Rack mount kit supplied
OPT-4K-ASC4806-PL
3
P
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13-1 Universal inputs
Operation standards: LiveCore™ series conforms with SMPTE standards: ST259: 2008 / ST292-1: 2012 / ST424: 2006 / ST426-9: 2008
SDTV formats
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
Horizontal frequency
NTSC
525/480i
59.94Hz/60Hz
15,735 KHz
PAL
625/576i
50Hz
15.625 KHz
SECAM
625/576i
50Hz
15.625 KHz
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Cinema formats
EDTV formats
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
Horizontal frequency
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
480p
525/480p
59.94Hz/60Hz
31.47 KHz
2K DCDM
2048 x 1080
24Hz
576p
625/576p
50Hz
31.25 KHz
HDTV formats
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
720p
1280 x 720
23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz/50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
1035i
1920 x 1035
59.94Hz/60Hz
1080i
1920 x 1080
50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
1080sF
1920 x 1080
50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
1080p
1920 x 1080
23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz/50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
Standard
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Vertical frequency
2160p 4:4:4
3840x2160
23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz
2160p 4:2:0*
3840x2160
50Hz/59,94Hz/60Hz
UHDTV formats
*Only supported as output format
Inputs and plugs
Standard
Size
Universal Analog Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Analog SDTV - Analog EDTV - Analog HDTV - Analog Computer
DVI-A Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Analog SDTV - Analog EDTV - Analog HDTV - Analog Computer
DVI-D Input
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Signal
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
DisplayPort Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
HDMI Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
HDMI 4K input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - UHDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
3G/HD/SD-SDI Input
SDTV - HDTV - Cinema
Digital SDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Cinema
The following types of plugs are available on the rear
panel:
• 4-Lanes DisplayPort in version 1.1a (accept a DualLink DVI input via a no supplied active adaptor).
• HDMI.
• Single DVI-I / Dual-Link DVI-D (DVI-I connector).
• 3G-SDI (BNC).
• Universal Analog (HD-15).
Input formats and plugs
Standard
Size
HD-15
3G-SDI
HDMI
HDMI 4K
4-Lanes3
DisplayPort
Single-Link
DVI-I
Dual-Link
DVI-D
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
480p
576p
720p
1035i
1080i
1080p
1080sF
1080p
DCDM 2K
VGA
800x480
WVGA
SVGA
1280x600
720p RGB
XGA
WXGA
SWXGA
1366x768
800p RGB
SWXGA+
1152x864
900p RGB
HD+
SXGASXGA
1360x1024
DILA 4/3
SXGA+
WSXGA+
1080p RGB
2K
UW-UXGA4
QWXGA
UXGA
WUXGA
1920x14404
WQHD
QXGA4
WQXGA4
2160p RGB
4K RGB
525/480i
625/576i
625/576i
525/576i
625/576p
1280x720
1920x1035
1920x1080
1920x1080
1920x1080
1920x1080
2048x1080
640x480
800x480
848x480
800x600
1280x600
1280x720
1024x768
1280x768
1360x768
1366x768
1280x800
1366x800
1152x864
1440x900
1600x900
1280x960
1280x1024
1360x1024
1364x1024
1400x1050
1680x1050
1920x1080
2048x1080
2560x1080
2048x1152
1600x1200
1920x1200
1920x1440
2560x1440
2048x1536
2560x1600
3840x2160
4096x2160
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Notes:
1) Reduced blanking.
2) The signal is under-sampled: the image cannot be reproduced on
1:1 scaling.
3) 4-Lanes DisplayPort in version 1.1a (accept a Dual-Link DVI input
via a non-supplied active adaptor).
4) Dual-Link format. This resolution uses 2 input channels.
4096x2160
3840x2160
2560x1600
1920x1200
2048x1080
1920x1080
480i
3G-SDI
Analog
DVI
HDMI
DVI-DL
DP
HDMI 4K
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13-2 Outputs (Program & Preview)
Outputs and plugs
Standard
Size
Signal
Analog Computer/Video Output
HDTV
Computer
Analog HDTV
Analog Computer
DVI-I Dual-Link Output
HDTV
Computer
Analog HDTV
Analog Computer
3G-SDI Output
HDTV
Digital HDTV
Dual Video Optical SFP Module
HDTV
Digital HDTV
Each output contains 4 output plugs:
• 3G/HD/SD-SDI (two clone outputs via 1 BNC and 1 dual video optical SFP module.
• Analog Computer/Video (HD15).
• DVI: Dual Link DVI-I for output #1 and Single-Link DVI-I on output #2 (both with DVI
Connectors).
Output formats and plugs
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4/3
30Hz
No
Frequency
50Hz
Yes
60Hz
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Yes
Standard
Size
Aspect ratio
VGA
640x480
WVGA
848x480
SVGA
800x600
4/3
No
Yes
Yes
720p
1280x720
16/9
No
Yes
Yes
XGA
1024x768
4/3
No
Yes
Yes
WXGA
1280x768
5/3
No
Yes
Yes
SWXGA
1360x768
16/9
No
Yes
Yes
1366x768
1366x768
16/9
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Yes
Yes
WXGA2
1280x800
16/9
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Yes
Yes
SWXGAP
1366x800
5/3
No
Yes
Yes
XGA+
1152x864
4/3
No
yes
Yes
900p
1440x900
16/10
No
Yes
Yes
HD+
1600x900
16/9
No
Yes
Yes
SXGA-
1280x960
5/4
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Yes
Yes
WXGA+
1440x960
3/2
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Yes
Yes
SXGA
1280x1024
5/4
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Yes
Yes
1360x1024
1360x1024
4/3
No
Yes
Yes
SXGAP
1400x1050
5/3
No
Yes
Yes
1) This resolution uses 2 output resources on one output
(Dual bandwidth).
2) This resolution uses 4 outputs (4 x 3G-SDI or 4 x DVID-D).
3) This resolution uses 4 outputs resources to deliver signal
on one output.
Standard
Size
Aspect ratio
WSXGAP
1680x1050
16/9
30Hz
No
1080p
1920x1080
16/9
Yes
Frequency
50Hz
Yes
60Hz
Yes
Yes
Yes
2K
2048x1080
17/9
Yes
Yes
Yes
UW-UXGA
2560x1080
16/9
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Yes1
Yes1
QWXGA
2048x1152
16/9
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Yes
Yes
UXGA
1600x1200
4/3
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Yes
Yes
WUXGA
1920x1200
16/9
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Yes
Yes
WQHD
2560x1440
16/9
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Yes1
QXGA
2048x1536
4/3
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Yes1
Yes1
WQXGA
2560x1600
16/10
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Yes1
Yes1
Ultra HD 4:4:4
3840x2160
16/9
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Yes
Yes
Ultra HD 4:2:0
3840x2161
16/10
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Yes3
4K 4:4:4
4096x2160
17/9
Yes1
Yes2
Yes2
4K 4:2:0
4096x2160
17/9
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Yes3
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13-2 Monitoring/Preview/Mosaic Output
Standard
Video Composite
Video Y/C Output
Video Y Pb Pr Output
Size
SDTV
SDTV
SDTV / EDTV / HDTV
Signal
Analog SDTV
Analog SDTV
Analog SDTV
Video RGBS/TTL Output
SDTV / EDTV / HDTV
Analog SDTV
Analog Computer/Video Output
SDTV
EDTV
HDTV
Computer
EDTV
HDTV
Computer
Analog SDTV
Analog EDTV
Analog HDTV
Analog Computer
Digital SDTV
Digital EDTV
Digital HDTV
Digital Computer
Digital SDTV
Digital HDTV
DVI-I Dual-Link Output
3G/HD/SD-SDI Output
HDTV
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NeXtage 08 & NeXtage 16:
• Dimensions:
D 21.41'' x W 17.51'' x H 5.23'' (''Rack ears" not included)
D 544 mm x W 444.8 mm x H 133 mm (''Rack ears'' not
included)
• Weight: 14 kg/30.86 lbs
• Power Supply: 100-240 VAC ; 4.8A ; 50/60Hz ; 225 W
SmartMatriX Ultra, Ascender 16, Ascender 32 & Ascender 48:
• Dimensions:
D 21.41'' x W 17.51'' x H 6.97'' (''Rack ears" not included)
D 544 mm x W 444.8 mm x H 177 mm (''Rack ears'' not
included)
• Weight: 19 kg/41.89 lbs
• Power Supply: 100-240 VAC ; 4.8A ; 50/60Hz ; 285 W
Supplied with:
• 1 x Power supply cord
• 1 x Ethernet cross cable (for device control)
• 1 x MCO 10 pin connector
• 1 x Web-based Remote Control Software included and
hosted on the device
• 1 x Rack mount kit (front ears and rear support)
• 1 x User Manual (PDF version)*
• 1 x Quick Start Guide*
*User Manual and Quick Start Guide are also available on
www.analogway.com
This module contains one output with the following plugs:
• 3G/HD/SD-SDI (2 x BNC),
• Analog Computer/Video (HD15),
• Dual-Link DVI-I (DVI-I),
• Analog SDTV (4 × BNC: Composite, YC, YUV, RGBS).
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