USER MANUAL - Analog Way

USER MANUAL

SmartMatriX²

Ref. SMX250

THANK YOU

By following these simple steps you will be able to obtain the most from your powerful SmartMatriX² and its many features.

1. TRADEMARKS

2. INTRODUCTION

3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

4. HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

4.1 Safety instructions

4.1.1 English

4.1.2 French

4.1.3 Italian

4.1.4 German

4.1.5 Spanish

4.2 Unpacking and inspection

4.3 Rack mount information

4.4 Cable and adaptor information

4.5 Hardware specifications

4.5.1 Signal descriptions

4.5.2 Supported video formats

4.5.3 Computer formats

4.5.4 Input Computer formats

4.5.5 Output Computer formats

4.6 Input specifications

4.7 Output specifications

4.7.1 Standard output

4.7.2 Video output

4.8 Communication specifications

4.8.1 Serial interface

4.8.2 LAN interface

4.9 Environmental specifications

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4.10 HDCP management

4.10.1 Input HDCP detection

4.10.2 Output HDCP detection

4.10.3 Keys’ checking

4.10.4 Output management

4.10.5 HDCP Classification

4.10.6 Status

5. CONNECTING THE SMARTMATRIX²

5.1 Description

5.1.1 Rear panel

5.1.2 Front panel

6. CONTROLLING THE SMARTMATRIX²

6.1 RCS² requirement

6.2 Connecting with the RCS²

6.3 RCS² top menu

6.3.1 Setup

6.3.2 Edit

6.3.3 Live

7. OPERATING THE SMARTMATRIX² FROM THE RCS²

7.1 Operating mode

7.2 Setup

7.2.1 Mode

7.2.2 Audio

7.2.3 Screens

7.2.4 Misc

7.2.5 Output management

7.2.6 Input management

7.2.7 Logo/frame management

7.2.8 Video out

7.2.9 Audio management

7.2.10 Service management

7.2.11 Control management

7.3 Edit

7.3.1 Layer management

7.3.2 Layer adjustments

7.3.3 Effects

7.3.4 Background Frame

7.3.5 Preset load and save management

7.4 Live

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8. OPERATING THROUGH THE FRONT PANEL

8.1 Front panel

8.1.1 Menu navigation

8.1.2 Home menu

8.1.3 Operating modes

8.1.4 Reseting default values

8.1.5 SmartMatriX² color codes

8.2 Settings in Matrix mode

8.2.1 Source Input selection

8.2.2 Input selection settings

8.2.3 Source Output selection

8.2.4 Output selection settings

8.2.5 Working with layers

8.2.6 Working with layers functions

8.2.7 Opening transitions and closing live layers

8.2.8 Layer adjustment menu

8.2.9 Layers with transitions & borders

8.2.10 Capturing frames

8.2.11 Working with frames

8.2.12 Opening transitions & closing still layers (logos or frames)

8.2.13 Frame input setup menu

8.2.14 Frames as layer

8.2.15 Layer transitions & effects

8.2.16 Capturing logos

8.2.17 Capturing an animated logo

8.2.18 Logos input setup menu

8.2.19 Working with logos

8.2.20 Logos as layer

8.2.21 Creating presets

8.2.22 Working with presets

8.2.23 Working with audio

8.2.24 Working with Mirror modes

8.2.25 Special features

8.3 Menu tree

9. MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT

9.1 Dashboard (RCS²)

10. APPLICATIONS NOTE AND TIPS

10.1 HDCP

11. WARRANTY

11.1 Warranty conditions

11.2 Repair and return instructions

11.3 Return conditions

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12. CONTACT INFORMATION

13. APPENDICES

13.1 Crestron 2&3 series Midra™ Driver

13.2 AMX NetLinx® Integrated Controllers Midra™ Driver

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1. Trademarks

1. TRADEMARKS

The terms HDMI, HDMI®High-Definition Multimedia Interface and the HDMI®logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI®Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

2. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for choosing the Analog Way SmartMatriX². Before you start setting up your SmartMatriX² for the first time, please read through all of the documentation to become familiar with its powerful features. The

SmartMatriX² can be used in several configurations, which results in a versatile video production tool for live event staging and fixed installation applications.

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3. Terms and definitions

3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

BACKGROUND:

a “Background” is a source, typically originating from a computer. SmartMatriX² enables you to work with still (frame) background — visually in back of all other sources.

LAYER:

a “layer” is an image display element (such as a PIP window, Key, logo or Background) that has a visual priority — either in front (or in back) of another layer. 1 frame non-resizable, up to 2 live layers resizable and

1 logo available on the SmartMatriX².

PIP:

a “PIP” (Picture In Picture) is a picture, typically of reduced size, which is positioned over another background image or other PIPs. PIPs can be repositioned, reduced, enlarged and displayed with borders.

PIPs can overlap, depending on their visual priority. SmartMatriX² offers various slides, wipes, and fades for dynamic PIP entrances and exits. A “flying” PIP is also possible using vertical, horizontal, or diagonal movement. A PIP is considered as a layer.

FRAME:

a “frame” is a full screen image which is selected from one of the still frames you can capture. A frame can be captured in flash memory from any video or computer source plugged into the machine.

LOGO:

a “logo” is a part of a screen image that can be captured in flash memory from any video or computer source, by keying or image cut-out. A logo can be positioned anywhere on the screen.

KEYING:

“Key” is an electronic process whereby a video image is electronically superimposed over another source or background, by dynamically removing a portion of the first image. For example, removing all content of a certain color (such as green or blue) is called a Chroma Key, and removing content based on its brightness or luminance levels is called a (Luma Key). Keys are typically used for titles, logos and special effects. SmartMatriX² allows you to key a live source (such as a camera shot with green or blue background, or a title with a black background) over any other source or sources.

SEAMLESS:

Clean transition with no glitch or loss of sync while switching between two sources. For example, fading through black to another source is a seamless transition.

TRUE SEAMLESS:

Clean seamless transitions with no glitch or freeze between two sources. For example, crossfading from source to source is a true seamless transition.

RCS²:

Remote Control Software used to control, set up, and operate the device.

QUICK FRAME:

The “Quick Frame” feature allows the instant display of a stored frame above all layers.

4.1.1 English

4. HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

4.1 Safety instructions

4.1.1 English

All of the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated and should be maintained for further reference. Please follow all of the warnings on this product and its operating instructions.

WARNING: To prevent the risk of electric shock and fire, do not expose this device to rain, humidity or intense heat sources (such as heaters and direct sunlight). Slots and openings in the device are provided for ventilation and to avoid overheating. Make sure the device is never placed near a textile surface that could block the openings. Also keep away from excessive dust, vibrations and shocks.

• POWER: Only use the power supply indicated on the device of the power source. Devices equipped with a grounding plug should only be used with a grounding type outlet. In no way should this grounding be modified, avoided or suppressed. Connection of equipment to main supply must be after branch circuit breaker of the building installation.

• POWER CORD: The device is equipped with a detachable power cord, to remove mains disconnect it at appliance coupler. A rear switch is also available, turn OFF to switch off the device.

Caution:

The power cord constitutes the only mean to completely disconnect the equipment from the main power.

Apply the following guidelines:

- The equipment connected to the network must have a release system easily accessible and located outside the unit.

- Unplug the power cord; do not pull on the power cord but always on the plug itself.

- The outlet should always be near the device and easily accessible.

- Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them.

If the power supply cord is damaged, unplug the device. Using the device with a damaged power supply cord may expose your device to electric shocks or other hazards. Verify the condition of the power supply cords once in a while. Contact your dealer or service center for replacement if damaged.

• CONNECTIONS: All inputs and outputs (except for the power input) are Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) circuits as defined in UL/IEC 60950-1.

• SERVICING: Do not attempt to service this product yourself by opening or removing covers and screws since it may expose your device to electric shocks or other hazards. Refer all problems to qualified service personnel. You may lose warranty when you open the unit.

• OPENINGS: Never push objects of any kind into this product through the openings. If liquids have been spilled or objects have fallen into the device, unplug it immediately and have it checked by a qualified technician.

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4.1.2 French

4.1.2 French

Afin de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de cet appareil nous vous conseillons de bien lire toutes les consignes de sécurité et de fonctionnement avant utilisation. Conservez les instructions de sécurité et de fonctionnement afin de pouvoir les consulter ultérieurement. Respectez toutes les consignes marquées dans la documentation, sur le produit et sur ce document.

• ATTENTION : Afin de prévenir tout risque de choc électrique et d’incendie, ne pas exposer cet appareil à la pluie, à l’humidité ou à des sources de chaleur intense.

• INSTALLATION : Veillez à assurer une circulation d’air suffisante pour éviter toute surchauffe à l’intérieur de l’appareil. Ne placez pas l’appareil sur ou à proximité d’une surface textile susceptible d’obstruer les orifices de ventilation. N’installez pas l’appareil à proximité de sources de chaleur comme un radiateur ou une poche d’air chaud, ni dans un endroit exposé au rayonnement solaire direct, à des poussières excessives, à des vibrations ou à des chocs mécaniques. Ceci pourrait provoquer un mauvais fonctionnement et un accident.

• ALIMENTATION : Ne faire fonctionner l’appareil qu’avec la source d’alimentation indiquée sur l’appareil.

Les appareils doivent être obligatoirement connectés sur une source équipée d’une mise à la terre efficace.

En aucun cas cette liaison de terre ne devra être modifiée, contournée ou supprimée. Raccordement des

équipements à l’alimentation principale doit être postérieur au disjoncteur de branchement de l’installation

électrique du bâtiment.

• CORDON D’ALIMENTATION : Les appareils sont équipés d’un cordon d’alimentation détachable, la mise hors tension se fait en débranchant ce cordon de l’appareil. L’appareil possède un interrupteur en face arrière, appuyez dessus pour éteindre l’appareil.

Attention :

le cordon d’alimentation constitue le seul moyen de débrancher l’appareil totalement de l’alimentation secteur. Pour être certain que l’appareil n’est plus alimenté, ce cordon doit être débranché de la prise murale.

Appliquer les consignes suivantes :

- Le matériel relié à demeure au réseau, doit avoir un dispositif de sectionnement facilement accessible qui doit être incorporé à l’extérieur de l’appareil.

- Débrancher le cordon d’alimentation de la prise murale si vous prévoyez de ne pas utiliser l’appareil pendant quelques jours ou plus.

- Pour débrancher le cordon, tirez-le par la fiche. Ne tirez jamais sur le cordon proprement dit.

- La prise d’alimentation doit se trouver à proximité de l’appareil et être aisément accessible.

- Ne laissez pas tomber le cordon d’alimentation et ne posez pas d’objets lourds dessus.

Si le cordon d’alimentation est endommagé, débranchez-le immédiatement de la prise murale. Il est dangereux de faire fonctionner un appareil avec un cordon endommagé ; un câble abîmé peut provoquer un risque d’incendie ou un choc électrique. Vérifiez le câble d’alimentation de temps en temps. Contactez votre revendeur ou le service après-vente pour un remplacement.

• CONNEXIONS : Toutes les entrées et sorties (exceptée l’entrée d’alimentation) sont des circuits de très basse tension de sécurité (TBTS) tels que définis dans UL / IEC 60950-1.

• RÉPARATION ET MAINTENANCE : L’utilisateur ne doit en aucun cas essayer de procéder aux opérations de dépannage, car l’ouverture des appareils par retrait des capots ou de toutes autres pièces constituant les boîtiers ainsi que le dévissage des vis apparentes à l’extérieur, risquent d’exposer l’utilisateur à des chocs

électriques ou autres dangers. Contactez le service après-vente, votre revendeur ou adressez-vous à un personnel qualifié uniquement. L’ouverture de l’appareil provoque la perte de la garantie.

• OUVERTURES ET ORIFICES : Les appareils peuvent comporter des ouvertures (aération, fentes, etc...), veuillez ne jamais y introduire d’objets et ne jamais obstruer ses ouvertures. Si un liquide ou un objet pénètre à l’intérieur de l’appareil, débranchez immédiatement l’appareil et faites-le contrôler par un personnel qualifié avant de le remettre en service.

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4.1.3 Italian

4.1.3 Italian

Allo scopo di capire meglio il funzionamento di questa apparecchiatura vi consigliamo di leggere bene tutti i consigli di sicurezza e di funzionamento prima dell’utilizzo. Conservare le istruzioni di sicurezza e di funzionamento al fine di poterle consultare ulteriormente. Seguire tutti i consigli indicati su questo manuale e sull’apparecchiatura.

• ATTENZIONE: Al fine di prevenire qualsiasi rischio di shock elettrico e d’incendio, non esporre l’apparecchiatura a pioggia, umidità e a sorgenti di eccessivo calore.

• INSTALLAZIONE: Assicuratevi che vi sia una sufficiente circolazione d’aria per evitare qualsiasi surriscaldamento all’interno dell’apparecchiatura. Non collocare l’apparecchiatura in prossimità o su superfici tessili suscettibili di ostruire il funzionamento della ventilazione. Non installate l’apparecchiatura in prossimità di sorgenti di calore come un radiatore o una fuoruscita d’aria calda, né in un posto esposto direttamente ai raggi del sole, a polvere eccessiva, a vibrazioni o a shock meccanici. Ció potrebbe provocare un erroneo funzionamento e un incidente.

• ALIMENTAZIONE: Far funzionare l’apparecchiatura solo con la sorgente d’alimentazione indicata sull’apparecchiatura. Le apparecchiature queste devono essere obbligatoriamente collegate su una sorgente fornita di una efficiente messa a terra. In nessun caso questo collegamento potrà essere modificato, sostituito o eliminato. Connessione delle apparecchiature alla rete elettrica deve essere successiva interruttore di circuito dell’impianto dell’edificio

• CAVO DI ALIMENTAZIONE: Il dispositivo è dotato di un cavo di alimentazione removibile, per rimuovere alimentazione scollegarlo dalla Presa. L’interruttore di accensione e’ disponibile sul pannello posteriore, posizionarlo su OFF per spegnere il dispositivo.

Attenzione:

il cavo di alimentazione è il solo modo di disconnettere l’apparecchio dell’alimentazione. Per assicurarsi che totalemente l’apparecchio non è più collegato, il cavo deve essere disconesso della presa murale.

Seguire le instruzioni seguenti:

- Il materiale collegato a residenza alla rete, deve avere un dispositivo di sezionamento facile da raggiongere eche deve essere inserito all’esterno del apparecchio.

- Disconnettere l’apparecchiatura dalla presa murale se si prevede di non utilizzarla per qualche giorno.

- Per disconnettere il cavo tirare facendo forza sul connettore.

- La presa d’alimentazione deve trovarsi in prossimità dell’apparecchiatura ed essere facilmente accessibile.

- Non far cadere il cavo di alimentazione né appoggiarci sopra degli oggetti pesanti. Se il cavo di alimentazione é danneggiato, spegnere immediatamente l’apparecchiatura.

E’ pericoloso far funzionare questa apparecchiatura con un cavo di alimentazione danneggiato, un cavo graffiato puó provocare un rischio di incendio o uno shock elettrico. Verificare il cavo di alimentazione spesso.

Contattare il vostro rivenditore o il servizio assistenza per una sostituzione.

• CONNESSIONE: Tutti gli ingressi e le uscite (tranne che per la potenza in ingresso) sono bassissima tensione di sicurezza (SELV) circuiti definiti UL / IEC 60950-1.

• RIPARAZIONI E ASSISTENZA: L’utilizzatore non deve in nessun caso cercare di riparare l’apparecchiatura, poiché con l’apertura del coperchio metallico o di qualsiasi altro pezzo costituente la scatola metallica, nonché svitare le viti che appaiono esteriormente, poiché ció puó provocare all’utilizzatore un rischio di shock elettrico o altri rischi. Qualora si apra l’unita’, la garanzia non sara’ più’ valida.

• APERTURE DI VENTILAZIONE: Le apparecchiature possono comportare delle aperture di ventilazione, si prega di non introdurre mai oggetti o ostruire le sue fessure. Se un liquido o un oggetto penetra all’interno dell’apparecchiatura, disconnetterla e farla controllare da personale qualificato prima di rimetterla in servizio.

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4.1.4 German

4.1.4 German

Um den Betrieb dieses Geräts zu verstehen, raten wir Ihnen vor der Inbetriebnahme alle Sicherheits und

Betriebsanweisungen genau zu lesen. Diese Sicherheits- und Betriebsanweisungen für einen späteren Gebrauch sicher aufbewahren. Alle in den Unterlagen, an dem Gerät und hier angegebenen Sicherheitsanweisungen einhalten.

• ACHTUNG: um jegliches Risiko eines Stromschlags oder Feuers zu vermeiden, das Gerät nicht Regen,

Feuchtigkeit oder intensiven Wärmequellen aussetzen.

• EINBAU: Eine ausreichende Luftzufuhr sicherstellen, um jegliche Überhitzung im Gerät zu vermeiden. Das

Gerät nicht auf und in Nähe von Textiloberflächen, die Belüftungsöffnungen verschließen können, aufstellen.

Das Gerät nicht in Nähe von Wärmequellen, wie z.B. Heizkörper oder Warmluftkappe, aufstellen und es nicht dem direkten Sonnenlicht, übermäßigem Staub, Vibrationen oder mechanischen Stößen aussetzen.

Dies kann zu Betriebsstörungen und Unfällen führen.

• STROMVERSORGUNG: Das Gerät nur mit der auf dem Gerät bezeichnete Stromquelle betreiben. Gerät mit geerdeter Hauptstromversorgung muss an eine Stromquelle mit effizienter Erdung angeschlossen werden.

Diese Erdung darf auf keinen Fall geändert, umgangen oder entfernt werden. Anschluss von Geräten ans

Stromnetz muss nach Abzweigschalter des Gebäudes Installation

• NETZKABEL: Das Gerät ist mit einem lösbaren Netzkabel ausgestattet ; um es völlig vom Netz zu trennen, ziehen Sie bitte das Netzkabel aus der Kaltgerätebuchse. Des Weiteren befindet sich auf der Rückseite ein

Schalter, mit dem das Gerät ausgeschaltet werden kann.

Achtung:

Das Netzkabel stellt die einzige Möglichkeit dar, das Gerät vollständig vom Netzanschluss zu trennen.

Um sicherzustellen, dass das Gerät nicht mehr versorgt wird, muss dieses Kabel aus der Netzsteckdose ausgesteckt werden.

Bitte beachten Sie die folgenden Hinweise:

- Wenn Geräte dauerhaft am Netz bleiben, müssen sie über eine leicht zugängliche Trennvorrichtung verfügen, die außen am Gerät angebracht sein muss.

- Das Kabel mittels dem Stecker herausziehen. Niemals am Stromkabel selbst ziehen.

- Die Steckdose muß sich in der Nähe des Geräts befinden und leicht zugänglich sein.

- Das Stromkabel nicht fallen lassen und keine schweren Gegenstände auf es stellen.

Wenn das Stromkabel beschädigt ist, das Gerät sofort abschalten. Es ist gefährlich das Gerät mit einem beschädigten Stromkabel zu betreiben; ein abgenutztes Kabel kann zu einem Feuer oder Stromschlag führen. Das Stromkabel regelmäßig untersuchen. Für den Ersatz, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Verkäufer oder

Kundendienststelle.

• ANSCHLÜSSE: Alle Eingänge und Ausgänge (mit Ausnahme der Stromversorgung) sind Safety Extra Low

Voltage (SELV) Schaltungen wie in UL / IEC 60950-1 definiert.

• REPARATUR UND WARTUNG: Der Benutzer darf keinesfalls versuchen das Gerät selbst zu reparieren, die

Öffnung des Geräts durch Abnahme der Abdeckhaube oder jeglichen anderen Teils des Gehäusessowie die

Entfernung von außen sichtbaren Schrauben zu Stromschlägen oder anderen Gefahren für den Benutzer führen kann. Wenden Sie sich an Ihren Verkäufer, Ihre Kundendienststelle oder an qualifizierte Fachkräfte.

Das Öffnen des Gehäuses führt zum Verlust der Garantie.

• ÖFFNUNGEN UND MUNDUNGEN: Die Geräte können über Öffnungen verfügen (Belüftung, Schlitze, usw.).

Niemals Gegenstände in die Öffnungen einführen oder die Öffnungen verschließen. Wenn eine Flüssigkeit oder ein Gegenstand in das Gerät gelangt, den Stecker herausziehen und es vor einer neuen Inbetriebnahme von qualifiziertem Fachpersonal überprüfen lassen.

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4.1.5 Spanish

4.1.5 Spanish

Para comprender mejor el funcionamiento de este aparato, le recomendamos que le acuidadosamente todas las consignas de seguridad y de funcionamiento del aparato antes de usarlo. Conserve las instrucciones de seguridad y de funcionamiento para que pueda consultarlas posteriormente. Respete todas las consignas indicadas en la documentación, relacionadas con el producto y este documento.

• CUIDADO: Para prevenir cualquier riesgo de choque eléctrico y de incendio, no exponga este aparato a la lluvia, a la humedad ni a fuentes de calorintensas.

• INSTALACIÓN: Cerciórese de que haya una circulación de aire suficiente para evitar cualquier sobrecalentamiento al interior del aparato. No coloque el aparato cerca ni sobre una superficie textil que pudiera obstruir los orificios de ventilación. No instale el aparato cerca de fuentes de calor como radiador o boca de aire caliente, ni en un lugar expuesto a los rayos solares directos o al polvo excesivo, a las vibraciones o a los choques mecánicos. Esto podría provocar su mal funcionamiento o un accidente.

• ALIMENTACIÓN: Ponga a funcionar el aparato únicamente con la fuente de alimentación que se indica en el aparato. Los aparatos deben estar conectados obligatoriamente a una fuente equipada con una puesta a tierra eficaz. Por ningún motivo este enlace de tierra deberá ser modificado, cambiado o suprimido.

Conexión del equipo a la red eléctrica debe ser posterior del interruptor de circuitos derivados de la instalación del edificio

• CABLE DE CORRIENTE: El equipo se suministra con un cable de corriente si desconectamos el cable dejamos al equipo sin alimentación. Un interruptor situado en la trasera de la unidad, permite apagar el equipo.

Atención:

El cable de alimentación constituye el único medio de desconectar el aparato totalmente de la red eléctrica. Para estar seguro de que el aparato no está más alimentado, este cable debe de ser desconectado de la toma de corriente.

Aplicar las siguientes consignas:

- El material conectado a residencia a la red informática, debe de tener un dispositivo de seccionamiento fácilmente accesible que debe de ser incorporado al exterior del aparato.

- Desconectar el aparato del enchufe mural si no piensa utilizarlo durante varios días.

- Para desconectar el cable, tire de la clavija. No tire nunca del cable propiamente dicho.

- El enchufe de alimentación debe estar cerca del aparato y ser de fácil acceso.

- No deje caer el cable de alimentación ni coloque objetos pesados encima de él.

Si el cable de alimentación sufriera algún daño, ponga el aparato inmediatamente fuera de tensión. Es peligroso hacer funcionar este aparato con un cable averiado, ya que un cable dañado puede provocar un incendio o un choque eléctrico. Verifique el estado del cable de alimentación de vez en cuando. Póngase en contacto con su distribuidor o con el servicio de posventa si necesita cambiarlo.

• CONEXIONES: Todas las entradas y salidas (a excepción de la entrada de alimentación) son de tensión extra baja de seguridad (SELV) circuitos definidos en UL / IEC 60950-1.

• REPARACIÓN Y MANTENIMIENTO: Por ningún motivo, el usuario deberá tratar de efectuar operaciones de reparación, ya que si abre los aparatos retirando el capó o cualquier otra pieza que forma parte de las cajas o si destornilla los tornillos aparentes exteriores, existe el riesgo de producirse una explosión,choques eléctricos o cualquier otro incidente. Contacte el servicio de posventa, a su distribuidor o dirigirse con personal cualificado únicamente. La unidad pierde la garantía si esta ha sido abierta.

• ABERTURAS Y ORIFICIOS: Los aparatos pueden contener aberturas (aireación, ranuras, etc.). Nointroduzca allí ningún objeto ni obstruya nunca estas aberturas. Si un líquido o un objeto penetra al interior del aparato, desconéctelo y hágalo revisar por personal cualificado antes de ponerlo nuevamente en servicio.

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4.2 Unpacking and inspection

4.2 Unpacking and inspection

• 1 x SmartMatriX² (SMX250)

• 1 x Power supply cord

• 1 x Ethernet cross cable (for device update)

• 1 x Remote Control Software (RCS²)*

• 1 x Set of 6 audio 5-pin screw terminals

• 1 x Front rack ears (the parts are stowed in the packaging foam)

• 1 x User manual (PDF)*

• 1 x Quick start guide*

* User manual, quick start guide and the RCS² are available on www.analogway.com

Before racking and plugging any inputs and outputs, it is advised to power on the unit. Should you encounter any issue, you must contact immediately your local distributor or dealer, or closest Analog Way technical support offices

(see chapter: 12. Contact information)

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4.3 Rack mount information

Tabletop mounting:

The SmartMatriX² can be used directly on a table; the unit is equipped with 4 handy anti-slip rubber feet.

Rack mounting:

The SmartMatriX² is compatible with a 19” enclosure. Please follow the instructions below to install the device in a 19” rack.

Place the device in your rack. Attach the device to the rack by screwing 2 front ears on it (screws not included).

Rear fixing is also recommended, in particular for permanent installations.

Connect all of the cables of the device and attach them to the rack with the help of tie wraps.

IMPORTANT:

- The openings in the side of the device are for cooling. Do not cover these openings to avoid blocking air circulation.

- Be sure that no weight in excess of 2 kg (4.4 Lbs.) is added onto the SmartMatriX².

- The maximum ambient operating temperature should not exceed 40°C (104°F).

- The rack and all mounted equipment in it must be reliably grounded according to national and/or local electrical standards.

Dismantling front handles of the device could invalidate warranty on after-sales services of your

SmartMatriX². It is strongly advised to avoid using front handles as rests for your SmartMatriX², they are designed for manipulation purposes only.

If required, front handles of the device can be dismantled, but with caution. The original screws removed must not be reintroduced to their location without handles in place. Substantial damages can occur, including risk of electric shock from the main voltage. Only M4x12mm screws can be used. They are supplied with the unit.

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4.4 Cable and adaptator information

4.4 Cable and adaptor information

A large choice of cables and adaptors are compatible with the SmartMatriX². Please refer to the hardware specifications chapter to find the most suitable cables for your operations.

4.5 Hardware specifications

4.5.1 Signal descriptions

For each type of signal, here are the levels and the impedance accepted by the SmartMatriX².

Analog SDTV Digital SDTV

Type

Composite

S. Video

YUV

RGsB

RGBS

Levels

0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

C = 0,7 Vpp

Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

U = 0,7 Vpp

V = 0,7 Vpp

Impedance

75 Ω

75 Ω

75 Ω

R = 0,7 Vpp

G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

B = 0,7 Vpp

R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp

75 Ω

R, G, B = 75 Ω

S = 0,3 Vpp 75 Ω or

S = TTL

Type

SD-SDI

DVI

HDMI

Characteristics

YUV - 10 bits – 4.2.2 - 270 Mb/s

No payload ID management

Only A-level type

RGB ou YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS

RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2

– 16/235 – TMDS

Analog EDTV

Type

YUV

Digital EDTV

Type

DVI

HDMI

Characteristics

RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS

RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2

– 16/235 – TMDS

RGsB

RGBS

Levels

Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

U = 0,7 Vpp

V = 0,7 Vpp

Impedance

75 Ω

R = 0,7 Vpp

G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

B = 0,7 Vpp

R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp

75 Ω

R, G, B = 75 Ω

S = 0,3 Vpp 75 Ω or

S = TTL

Analog HDTV

These formats are compatible with bi-level and trilevel sync on 1 or 3 wires.

Type

YUV

RGsB

Levels

Y = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp

U = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp

V = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp

R = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp

G = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp

B = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp

Impedance

75 Ω

75 Ω

Digital HDTV

Type

HD-SDI

3G-SDI

DVI

HDMI

Characteristics

YUV - 10 bits – 4.2.2 – 1,485Gb/s and

1,485/1.001Gb/s

Only A-level type

Input and output payload ID management for HDTV format only

YUV - 10 bits – 4.2.2 – 2,97Gb/s and

2,97/1.001Gb/s

Only A-level type

Input and output payload ID management for HDTV format only

RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS

RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2

– 16/235 – TMDS

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4.5.2 Supported video formats

Analog computer

Type

RGsB

RGBS

RGBHV

Levels

R = 0,7 Vpp

G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp

B = 0,7 Vpp

Impedance

75 Ω

R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp R, G, B = 75 Ω

S = 0,3 Vpp 75Ω or S = TTL

R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp R, G, B = 75 Ω

H = TTL and V = TTL

Digital computer

Type

DVI

HDMI®

Characteristics

RGB – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 0/255 - TMDS

RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2

– 0/255 – TMDS

4.5.2 Supported video formats

The SmartMatriX² can support all the following video formats:

SDTV formats

Standard

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

EDTV formats

Standard

480p

576p

Size

525/480i

625/576i

625/576i

Size

525/480p

625/576p

Vertical frequency

59.94Hz/60Hz

50Hz

50Hz

Vertical frequency

59.94Hz/60Hz

50Hz

HDTV formats

Standard

720p

1035i

1080i

1080sF

1080p

Cinema formats

Format

DCDM

Size

1280 x 720

1920 x 1035

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

Size

2048 x 1080

Horizontal frequency

15,735 KHz

15.625 KHz

15.625 KHz

Horizontal frequency

31.47 KHz

31.25 KHz

Vertical frequency

23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz/50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz

59.94Hz/60Hz

50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz

50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz

23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz/50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz

Vertical frequency

24Hz

4.5.3 Computer formats

Important: The maximum pixel clock frequency is 165 MHz. Supported formats include 1920x1200 @ 60hz

RB, 1600x1200 @60hz RB, 2048x1152 @60hz RB.

4.5.4 Input Computer formats

The SmartMatriX² inputs support GTF (version 1.1), CVT (version 1.1) and DMT (version 1.0 rev 12) standards.

All others non-standard formats are supported via the custom format capability of the framework.

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4.5.5 Output computer formats

4.5.5 Output Computer formats

The SmartMatriX² outputs support GTF (version 1.1), CVT (version 1.1) and DMT (version 1.0 rev 12) standards. Other non-standard formats are supported via the custom format capability of the framework.

The SmartMatriX² offers a list of pre-defined output formats. The list of output formats is always displayed from increasing number of pixels per line and then number of lines.

Format

VGA

WVGA

SVGA

720p

XGA

WXGA

SWXGA

1366x768

WXGA2

SWXGAP

900p

SXGA

SXGAP

Size

640x480

848x480

800x600

1280x720

1024x768

1280x768

1360x768

1366x768

1280x800

1366x800

1152x864

1440x900

1440x900

1600x900

1280x960

1280x1024

1360x1024

1400x1050

Aspect ratio

16/9

16/9

16/9

5/3

4/3

16/10

3/2

4/3

16/9

4/3

16/9

4/3

5/3

16/9

4/3

5/4

4/3

5/3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Frequency

50 Hz 60 Hz

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Format

WSXGAP

1080p

2K

UXGA

WUXGA

Size

1680x1050

1920x1080

2048x1080

1600x1200

1920x1200

2048x1152

Aspect ratio

16/9

16/9

17/9

4/3

16/9

16/9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Frequency

50 Hz 60 Hz

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4.6 Input specifications

The SmartMatriX² offers 10 seamless inputs. Some inputs contain several plugs.

A plug corresponds to a socket or connector on the rear panel.

The following types of plugs are available on the rear panel:

- HDMI®

- Single DVI-D (HDMI®compatible),

- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC),

- Universal Analog (HD-15)

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4.6 Input specifications

The SmartMatriX² uses an HDMI®plug with a standard mounting screw above the connector. Please see the diagram below.

This hole is occupied by a Torx10 screw when you receive the unit. If desired, this screw can be removed and replaced by a compatible aftermarket HDMI®plug locking mechanism to ensure a secure HDMI®connection. This threaded hole should not be left empty.

M3x0,5 mm

27 mm

This hole is used by a TX10 screw when you receive the unit, if you wish to use an HDMI®cable with a security fixing screw you can take this screw off and use your own in order to insure good fixing of your HDMI®plug.

Please take a look at the accepted formats regarding the input plug type:

Plug Type

Universal Analog Input

DVI-D Input

HDMI®Input

3G/HD/SD-SDI Input

Formats

SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer

SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer

SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer

SDTV - HDTV

Signals

Analog SDTV - Analog EDTV - Analog HDTV - Analog Computer

Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer

Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer

Digital SDTV - Digital HDTV

WARNING: Only the video and audio signal is processed for the HDMI®, and 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs; other embedded auxiliary features are not supported or passed through. The embedded audio is processed. All other HDMI® features such as: HDMI®Ethernet Channel, Audio Return Channel, 3D, 4K, Content Type, Deep

Color and x.v.Color are NOT supported.

Each input can display only one active plug at a time. It is instantly available on the device and can be displayed simultaneously on many layers or outputs, with different sizes and positions.

Standard

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

EDTV 480p

EDTV 576p

HDTV 720p

HDTV 1035i

HDTV 1080i

HDTV 1080p

HDTV 1080sF

HDTV 1080p

HDTV DCDM

VGA

800x480

WVGA

SVGA

1280x600

720p RGB

XGA

WXGA

SWXGA

Size

525/480i

625/576i

625/576i

525/480p

625/576p

1280x720

1920x1035

1920x1080

1920x1080

1920x1080

1920x1080

2048x1080

640x480

800x480

848x480

800x600

1280x600

1280x720

1024x768

1280x768

1360x768

HDMI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3G-SDI

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

HD-15

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Single-Link

DVI-D

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Standard

1366x768

800p RGB

SWXGA+

1152x864

900p RGB

1600x900

960p RGB

SXGA

1360x1024

DILA4/3

SXGA+

WSXGA+

1080p RGB

2K

Q WXGA

UXGA

WUXGA

Note:

1) Reduced Blanking

Size

1366x768

1280x800

1366x800

1152x864

1440x900

1600x900

1280x960

1280x1024

1360x1024

1364x1024

1400x1050

1680x1050

1920x1080

2048x1080

2048x1152

1600x1200

1920x1200

HD-15

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3G-SDI

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

HDMI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Single-Link

DVI-D

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

1

Yes

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4.7 Output specifications

4.7.1 Standard output

The SmartMatriX² has two standard outputs.

The standard output contains:

- Analog Computer/Video (HD15),

- HDMI®output over a DVI-I connector or DVI-I output (DVI-Analog and DVI-Digital).

VGA

DVI-I

4.7 Output specifications

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4.7.2 Video output

Please see the formats available on the output:

Output Type

Analog Computer/Video Ouput

DVI-I Output

Format

HDTV

Computer

HDTV

Computer

Signal

Analog HDTV

Analog Computer

Digital HDTV

Digital Computer

Please note that SDTV and EDTV are not available on the standard output but only on the video output module.

4.7.2 Video output

The SmartMatriX² has one video output.

This video output contains:

- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC),

- Analog SDTV (4 × BNC: Composite, YC, YUV, RGBS).

Please see the output formats of the monitoring output:

Output Type

Video Y/C Output

Video Y Pb Pr Output

Video RGBSTTL Output

SD-HD-3G-SDI Output

Format

SDTV

SDTV

SDTV

SDTV

HDTV

Signal

Analog SDTV

Analog SDTV

Analog SDTV

Digital SDTV

Digital HDTV

4.8 Communication specifications

4.8.1 Serial interface

A standard RS232 interface is available through a DB9 female connector:

- It permits controlling the device

- It permits updating the device

Data Rate: 1200 to 115200 Bauds, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity bit, no flow control by default.

DTR & RTS needed for firmware upgrade.

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4.8.2 LAN interface

A standard LAN interface is available through a RJ-45 connector

- It permits controlling the device

- It permits transferring configuration

- It permits connectivity with the RCS² application

- It permits updating the device

4.8.2.1 Protocol

Protocol

TCP

UDP

Availability

Yes

Yes

4.8.2.2 IP address

Address allocation

Static user defined address

Availability

Yes

Default IP address: 192.168.2.140

4.8.2 LAN interface

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4.9 Environmental specifications

4.9 Environmental specifications

Dimensions:

D 15.75’’x W 19’’ x H 3.46’’ with rack mount and handles

D 400 mm x W 483 mm x H 88 mm

D 14.17’’x W 17.3’’ x H 3.46’’ without rack mount and handles

 D 360 mm x W 440 mm x H 88 mm

Weight:

6,3kg / 13.9 lb

(Compatible with a Standard 19” rack, Height = 2 U)

• Cooling air flows from right side to left side.

• Max ambient operating temperature: < 40°C (< 104°F).

• Operating temperature: 0 to +40°C / +32°F to +104°F

• Storage temperature: -40 to +70°C / -40°F to +158°F

• Operating humidity: 10 to 80% (non condensing)

• Input voltage range: 100-240 VAC autosensing, 50/60 Hz

• Typical consumption: 110 W

ELECTRICAL SECURITY:

• IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd Edition); Am 1:2009

• EN 60950-1:2006 + A1:2010 + A11:2009 + A12:2011, CSA C22.2; National Differences specified in the CB

Test Report

• UL listed (Canada & US)

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY:

• IEC 61000-3-2 (2009)

• IEC 61000-3-3 (2008)

• CISPR22 (2008)

• CISPR24 (2010)

• FCC Part15 of 2012

• IECS-003 of August 2012

ENVIRONMENT:

• RoHS

• WEEE

USE/TRANSPORT:

• ETS 300 019-2-2: Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment ;

Part 2-2 : specification of environmental tests ; Transportation ; Specification T 2.3: Public transportation

• ETS 300 019-2-3: Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment ;

Part 2-3 : specification of environmental tests ; Stationary use at weather protected locations ; Specification

T 3.1 and T 3.1 E: Temperature-controlled locations

If your device should lose power unexpectedly, you may lose any unsaved settings.

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4.10 HDCP management

4.10 HDCP management

4.10.1 Input HDCP detection

The input HDCP detection is managed by the input components according to HDCP specification.

4.10.2 Output HDCP detection

The SmartMatriX² manages the output HDCP detection according to one of the following criteria:

- Hot plug,

- 3-second period attempt.

4.10.3 Keys’ checking

Keys’ checking is performed according to the most restrictive condition among the 2 following ones:

- Every 2 seconds

- Every 128 frames

4.10.4 Output management

HDCP protected content can be displayed only on HDCP protected outputs or displays. Therefore, whenever an HDCP protected source is placed into a layer routed to a non-protected output, the SmartMatriX² will not output the protected content on this non-protected output, and the layer will be grayed.

If possible, the SmartMatriX² will allow to display all other non-protected contents, otherwise the entire output will be muted until the protected content is no longer routed.

4.10.5 HDCP Classification

Class

HDCP Receiver

HDCP Transmitter

HDCP Repeater

Support

Yes

Yes

No

HDCP Receiver

The HDCP negotiation can be enabled or disabled on all HDCP inputs.

HDCP Transmitter

The HDCP negotiation can be enabled or disabled on all HDCP outputs.

The SmartMatriX² can manage HDCP repeaters on its outputs: up to 32 display devices can authenticate simultaneously on each output.

4.10.6 Status

In order to permit quick identification of all the HDCP operations on the device, the SmartMatriX² provides a full set of status summary to help the user with the HDCP management:

- A front panel menu that displays all the general HDCP status of all inputs and outputs

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5.1.1 Rear panel

5. CONNECTING THE SMARTMATRIX²

5.1 Description

5.1.1 Rear panel

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10

11 12 13 14

1.

Power supply:

100-240 VAC 2.5A 50/60HZ / FUSE F4A 250 VAC; internal, autoswitchable; 110W

2.

3G/HD/SD-SDI:

inputs #1 to #4

3. S/PDIF:

audio inputs #1 to #2

4.

MCO male connector:

for audio inputs (balanced) #1 to #4

5.

MCO male connector:

for audio outputs (balanced) #1 to #2

6.

S/PDIF:

audio outputs #1 to #2

7.

Video out connectors:

- 1 x BNC-F: 3G/HD/SD-SDI (with audio embedded)

- 3 x BNC-F: Y-Cb-Cr

- 1 x BNC-F: Composite video PAL/NTSC

8.

Universal Analog Computer TV/HDTV:

inputs #1 to #4

9.

DVI connectors:

DVI-D inputs #1 to #4. Capability to receive digital audio signal from HDMI®connector via an adaptor (HDMI-compatible)

10.

Ethernet plug

11. HDMI®connectors:

HDMI®inputs #3 to #6. Digital audio compliant

12. Communication port:

communication port with DB9 female connector

13. Universal Analog Computer TV/HDTV:

HD15 outputs #1 to #2

14. DVI connectors:

DVI-I outputs #1 to #2. Capability to transmit digital audio signal towards a HDMI®connector via an adaptor (HDMI-compatible)

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5.1.2 Front panel

1 2 3 4 5

5.1.2 Front panel

6 7 8 9 10

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12

1.

Front panel display:

4-line VFD

2. Menu scroll knob

3. Layer selection:

-

Layer A/B: scaled positionable layers for live sources

Logo 1: un-scaled, positionable layer for still logos

4.

Matrix mode:

#1 to #2: select the output #1 or #2, a layer and a source, then press TAKE

5.

Adjustment:

adjust layer or logo position, size active layer, zoom active layer

6.

On/Off - Stand-by:

hold for 3 seconds for stand-by mode

7.

Control:

Exit/menu: Home menu or back one level - Enter: validate the menu or command

8.

Input selection:

- 1 to 4: access source 1 to 4, display frame/logo 1 to 4

-

SDI 1 to SDI 4: access SDI 1 to SDI 4, display frame/logo 5 to 8

-

9.

Shortcut:

Effect: shorcut to transition menu - Preset: recall a custom stored preset

10.

Layer:

- Black: clear the layer

- Freeze: freeze/unfreeze the input selected in the currently selected layer

11.

Step Back:

recall the last preset

12.

TAKE:

transition the pre-selected sources onto the Program output with the selected effects

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6.1 RCS² requirement

6. CONTROLLING THE SMARTMATRIX²

The SmartMatriX² can be controlled and operated either via the Front Panel, from your computer via the

RCS², or via one of our Event Controllers. (Control of the SmartMatriX² can also be integrated into automation and control systems, contact your local technical support for more details.)

6.1 RCS² requirement

The recommended requirements are:

- Adobe Air®

- 1Gb Ram

- 200Mb of free space

- 100Mb Network adaptor or above

- 1920x1080 optimized screen resolution

- 1366x768 as the minimum screen resolution.

Operating system:

- Windows XP SP3 or above

- Mac OS v10.7 or above

- Ubuntu v10 or above

- Linux OS 11 or above

For Linux users:

The RCS² is an Adobe® AIR® application that requires the most recent version of this runtime. As Adobe® AIR® is no longer supported for desktop Linux distributions, please use a dedicated software such as WINE to use applications designed for Microsoft Windows on your operating system.

1.

First, install a Microsoft Windows compatibility layer software on your Linux PC.

2.

Then install the Adobe® AIR® last release using your emulator

3.

Finally, install the RCS² using your emulator.

You are ready to use the RCS².

6.2 Connecting with the RCS²

The RCS2 is an Adobe Air application that runs on your computer. Before you can connect to your device, you must first download and install Adobe Air, then download and install the RCS2 on your computer.

In order to connect the RCS2 to the device, you need to use a LAN connection. Use a crossover cable if you connect your computer directly to the unit, or use straight cables if you are connecting through a switch or hub.

Before switching ON the unit, please plug a LAN cable on the rear panel into the Ethernet port. Then switch ON the unit.

By default, the network settings on the SmartMatriX² are

Default IP Address: 192.168.2.140

Default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Default port: 10500

To be able to connect to this address, your computer will need to be configured to use a unique IP address on the same network. If this setup will be part of a larger network with other devices, please check with your network administrator before plugging these devices into the network to avoid any IP address conflicts.

For example, you could assign the following static IP address to your computer:

Example Computer IP address: 192.168.2.50

Example Computer Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

To download the Remote Control Software, please visit our website and go into the product section. Then, into the download link, please download the RCS² associated to your product. Install it and then open. Here is the startup screen.

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Enter the IP address of the device and then the remote port.

Click on SET AS DEFAULT if you want the software to remenber your configuration.

Click on Connect to start the connection.

Once connected, you have access to this screen:

6.2 Connecting with the RCS²

In case of difficulties:

- Verify that you are using the correct network cable and that it is free from defects. (Crossover or straight cable as required.)

- Check the IP address of both the device and the computer. It must have a unique IP address on the same network as your SmartMatriX². You may need to manually configure a static IP address for your computer in your computer’s network configuration.

- You may need to temporarily disable any other networks on the computer, such as turning off the wifi connection.

- Close the RCS².

- Restart the RCS².

Once your computer has established connection, the RCS² control panel will begin to load, and will begin to synchronize with the device. When the small “Sync” icon at the bottom right of the display has turned green, the RCS² software is ready to use.

Some computers use an energy saving mode that turns off the network adaptor during periods of inactivity. To avoid the inconvenience of reconnecting the software during use, please ensure your network adaptor remains active by disabling the energy saving mode.

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6.3 RCS² top menu

6.3 RCS² top menu

6.3.1 Setup

The Setup page is where you will review and modify the device configuration, such as output resolutions, input settings, and more.

6.3.2 Edit

The Edit mode is the place where you will manage preset creation. You will make input selections, manage your inputs, adjust the layer attributes such as size, position, effect, etc. You can save all your screen configurations into presets, as well as review and recall them on each individual screen.

6.3.3 Live

The Live mode is the section where you will operate your show. You can quickly recall presets or make input selections, as well as setup a sequence of presets that can run continuously with custom durations, or wait for user interaction.

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7.1 Operating mode

7. OPERATING THE SMARTMATRIX² FROM THE RCS²

7.1 Operating mode

Before you start setting up your SmartMatriX² for the first time, take some time to think about how you will be using it. The SmartMatriX² offers one operating mode, which results in a versatile video production tool for live event staging and fixed installation applications.

NOTE: We recommend resetting the device to its default values every time you set up your shows or events.

7.2 Setup

Go to the setup section to start to set up your unit. A Setup assistant is available to help you to correctly adjust all basic setups of your unit.

7.2.1 Mode

The device can work in Matrix mode only.

Matrix mode

This mode turns your SmartMatriX² into a true 10 x 2 scaled matrix, while preserving seamless switching capabilities.Program 1 and Program 2 outputs can be set to different resolutions and rates. Switching between any of the inputs can be done with the various effects (Cut, Fade, Slides…) and synchronized on both outputs.

Backgrou nd

Frame

Layer A

Layer B

Logo

Quick Frame

Foregrou nd

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7.2.2 Audio

7.2.2 Audio

In this section, you will setup the audio of your device, you have several modes. In all modes, you have the possibility to output the audio in AES3 or SPDIF:

NO AUDIO:

the audio of your device is switched off

PRESET MODE:

the standard mode of use of the device

You have two possibilities:

• Top layer: the sound on the output will follow the audio input of the top layer.

• Breakaway: when breakaway is activated, the audio on the output is memorized into the preset. A change of preset, changes the audio on the output. A change of content into a video layer has no effect on the audio.

ROUTING MODE:

in this configuration, simply choose an audio input to assign it to the output. The audio configuration remains the same during the show.

In this example input1 is on out1 and input 2 is on out 2

7.2.3 Screens

In the screen configuration, you will find the state of your screen. It indicates the screen resolution, the maximum number of layers you can use.

You will find configuration for the Quick Frame and the background color too.

The Quick Frame will be your emergency frame that can be displayed in front of every layer. Here, select the frame slot number to be displayed as the Quick Frame.

With the SmartMatriX², you have 2 screens status.

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7.2.4 Misc

7.2.4 Misc

PRESET TOGGLE:

by default, the device will not swap the Program and

Preview busses during each TAKE. Disabling this option will leave the

Preview bus unchanged during each TAKE, and only the Program will be updated. When this option is enabled, the Preview and Program busses will be swapped during each TAKE.

AUTOTAKE:

enable the automatic TAKE. Each time a source is changed on preview, it triggers a TAKE to be launched.

DYNAMIC FIT:

enable or disable the automatic recognition of black band for digital content. The size and the aspect ratio of the layer are automatically adapted.

FREEZE MODE:

choose to freeze all inputs or only one input when you use the freeze function.

PIP BACKGROUND COLOR:

here you chose the automatic color of PIP background, black is the default color.

7.2.5 Output management

Into the output section, you will be able to manage your output resolutions, formats, sync types, test patterns, etc. On the SETUP > OUTPUT TAB, the following screen will appear:

A short summary of each output settings appears on the main page. You can see the number of outputs, their resolution, rate and

HDCP status.

Select an output to adjust by either clicking on it from the column on the left, or clicking the configuration cog icon for that output.

Once the individual output setup page is opened, you have access to:

- MODE:

choose your rate generation mode, internal (free-running within the unit) or

Framelock by choosing an input as a reference input,

- FORMAT:

choose the output resolution format,

- RATE:

choose the signal timing standards, if the mode is set to internal

- STATUS:

the status menu will show you the current output status,

- APPLY:

click on this button to apply the new format/rate,

- PLUG STATUS:

indicates the status of the attached monitor and confirms connectivity,

- TYPE:

you can choose the type of output synchronization on the analog plug, for example RGsB for sync on green, or RGBHV for separate H and V sync wires,

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7.2.5 Output management

-

FORCE DVI MODE:

select this box to force the output to DVI mode instead of the default HDMI®autosense mode. When in DVI mode, no embedded audio will be transmitted,

- PATTERN:

a selection of patterns is available to test your output. These patterns will override any input selection that you might have.

You can choose from:

No Pattern – turns the pattern off

Vertical or horizontal Grey Bars – displays grey bars

Vertical or horizontal Color Bars – displays color bars

Grid – displays an 8x8 box grid pattern

SMPTE bars – displays the SMPTE color bar pattern

Vertical Burst – displays alternating black and white 1 pixel wide columns

Centering – displays a 1 pixel wide dotted line at the edge of the output (only available for computer formats)

Vertical or horizontal gradient – displays a 0 to 100% gradient pattern.

- FLICKER:

choose the value of the flicker filter to remove the flicker effect on your interlaced output screen,

- GAMMA:

increase or decrease the gamma of your output,

- HDCP:

enable/disable and see the HDCP status.

Depending on the output format chosen, only relevant settings will appear.

Custom format

The device offers the possibility to create your own output format:

Choose CVT mode (restricted settings) or FULL mode (full settings) and start to create your format by adjusting the Horizontal Vertical pixels, frame rates and reduced blanking.

Click on CHECK to verify if your format is a valid signal. You can SAVE and LOAD your Custom format.

7.2.6 Input management

Once your outputs are configured, you have now to configure the inputs connected to your device.

Under the inputs section, you can view your inputs by active plugs or by all plugs (active and inactive).

In both cases, an AUTOSET ALL can be launched to set up automatically your inputs.

Once the AUTOSET ALL is done, you can check one by one your inputs and see if they were correctly detected by checking the input STATUS. The input STATUS is defined by a FORMAT and a RATE. If that information is not available, your input has not been properly detected or set up.

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7.2.6 Input management

In this case, you can enter manually into each input settings by using the left menu:

Under the SIGNAL tab, you will find:

-

ACTIVE PLUG:

select the plug used by the unit at the moment.

Only this plug can be displayed on your output,

- SETUP PLUG:

select the plug you want to set up, all changes will be applied to this plug, even if this plug is active or not (do not mismatch with the active plug),

- SIGNAL TYPE:

define the type of your signal, video SD/HD YUV/

RGB or Computer HV/SOG etc.,

- ENABLE:

enable/disable the input,

- REF SYNC:

affect the input to the ref sync input. Use this box only if your source is genlocked with the referenced source

(framelock feature),

- LABEL:

rename your input according to your source,

- AUDIO MAPPING:

select the audio input that will be linked with the video input,

- EMBEDDED SIGNAL AUDIO:

status indicates if an embedded audio signal is detected or not,

- STATUS:

format and size of the input,

- CONTROL:

Black: select Black to transform your input in a uniform color,

Freeze: use this button to freeze the specific input,

- EDID:

choose the EDID for the selected plug.

Under the HDCP section, you can:

- Enable/disable the HDCP communication feature

- Read the HDCP status, If the HDCP status says Active, this input connection is currently utilizing HDCP to protect the signal. if the HDCP status indicates Idle, this input connection is currrently not utilizing HDCP.

Next is the IMAGE tab, where you can find all settings about the display of your input:

Under the COLORIMETRY section, you have:

- LEVEL:

define the selected input luminosity level,

- CONTRAST:

define the selected input contrast level,

- COLOR:

define the selected input color level (0:black and white, full: full color),

- HUE:

set up the hue phase of your NTSC signal.

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7.2.6 Input management

Under the USER GAIN section, you find:

- RED/GREEN/BLUE:

increase/decrease the Red/Green/Blue level of your input.

Next you have the ASPECT tab. All settings about the blanking and aspect ratio are available there:

Under the BLANKING ADJUSTEMENTS:

-

H&V POSITION SIZE:

you can manually adjust the input blanking with the H&V size or position.

Under the ASPECT RATIO section:

- ASPECT IN:

forces a particular aspect ratio for the source. (5:4, 4:3, etc). This setting has no effect when set to native,

- PREDEFINED CROP:

choose a specific cropped ratio if you use a source with black bands on top/bottom or left/right,

- ASPECT OUT:

define the way the image will be displayed into a layer (full screen, centered, cropped or 1:1),

- OVERSCAN:

choose to apply or not a predefined zoom on the image (use with video signal).

Next settings available on the ASPECT tab are:

- CROP:

use the Top, Bottom, Left and Right values to crop your input.

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7.2.6 Intput management

The next tab is the USER FORMAT:

In this tab, you can explicitly define the input format. The input format is automatically detected by the SmartMatriX² but you can change it or force it. The available formats are close to the current one, in terms of lines. This is only available for analog computer formats.

Keying Feature

With the keying feature, you will be able to key easily a color space or a specific luma on an input.

The device offers an individual keying for each input. Into the input settings, find the keying menu:

You have 2 ways of using the keying:

- COLORKILLER:

classic color keyer removing a specific color space defined by user,

- LUMAKILLER:

luma keyer removing a specific lumanance level range.

Keying setup can be done either by setting directly color references and tolerances or by using the color grab assistant.

- INVERT BUTTON:

at any time you can choose to invert the actual keying using this button.

DSK TITLING: after your keying, the DSK titling feature allows you to play with the transparency of your deleted pixels. Enabling this, simply adjust the opacity settings to make your keyed pixels less or more dark.

This is useful when keying white or light colored text over a bright background.

How to use the LUMA KEY:

Select the lumakiller and then adjust manually, the luma level:

- Manually:

set the minimum luminance value.

Luma Low Level: Everything darker than this value will be keyed away.

Luma High Level: Everything brighter than this value will be keyed away.

Then adjust the maximum luminance value to define the range of luminance levels which will be deleted.

Once you have completed the setup of your keyed input, place the it in layer B on top of your background

(such as a camera in layer A) in order to complete the keyed title or lower third effect.

How to use the CHROMA KEY:

- Manually:

set the Hue and luminance to choose the color space you want to delete into your image.

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7.2.7 Logo management

Set it manually looking at the color change into Current color. If you want, you can quickly select a color from a color panel, clicking on CURRENT COLOR. Then click on the color itself to obtain the color panel. Once your main color is chosen, you can define a degree of tolerance around this color. The tolerance will define, around the main color, an area that will be keyed too. You may still need to make further adjustments to the luminance level to complete your key effect.

- Grabber:

activate the grabber to grab the color you want to key. Move the cursor and click on the grab button to grab the color.

7.2.7 Logo/frame management

To save a logo/frame click on this button:

The next page opens.

From here you can capture from the main or from the Preview.

You can still freeze the output before saving your logo/frame.

You can also utilize the logo keying feature to key away part of the image before saving the logo.

Select the area you want to save using the adjustable white square.

Once it is ok, simply click on execute to save the logo.

How to save a frame:

Choose first Program or Preview, click on FREEZE if you want to freeze your output. Then click on EXECUTE to save your frame into the selected slot.

7.2.8 Video out

Into this section, choose the output format of the video output.

You will find the status of your output and the possibility to choose the test pattern. In addtition, you can adjust:

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7.2.8 Video out

- FLICKER:

choose the value of the flicker filter to disabled the flicker effect on your screen (interlaced lines effect),

- GAMMA:

increase or decrease the gamma of your output,

- OVERSCAN:

enable/disable the overscan/underscan,

- SHARPNESS:

adjust the sharpness of the image.

Clicking on Layout, you have the choice between a 4/3 or a 16/9 aspect ratio.

You can still play with the H/V position and H/V size in order to adjust accurately the video out image on your final screen.

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7.2.9 Audio management

7.2.9 Audio management

The audio section permits the management of level, balance, and other audio settings for each input.

Before modifying the audio settings, be sure to check the audio input mapping. Each video input has one audio source mapped to it. The audio mapping configuration is found under Menu > Inputs

> each input.

Into the AUDIO SETTINGS:

To display only the Current audio input which is played, click on

Current button.

If you want to select which audio input will be displayed, click on the list button then select the input audio source you want.

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7.2.9 Audio management

To setup your analog audio input, simply click on “ON PRELIST”, if you have a Preview output, the audio input will be played on it. Then adjust the GAIN from -11 to +6dB.

A red indicator light will be displayed if you reach the input clip. If the input clip light is being illuminated, it means that the input gain is too high and the signal is being distorted. To solve this issue, decrease the gain value. The 0dB corresponds to a +4dBu signal in input.

The gain manual adjustment is only available for analog input.

For every input, you have the possibility to set up your source as a mono audio or stereo audio source.

You have the possibility to adjust the level vs right level using the Pan knob.

All input still have their own level which is 0 by default, decrease or increase the value to modify the sound level:

Specific feature:

- DIGITAL SOURCE:

all digital sources will have their sample rate displayed,

- SDI SOURCE:

on SDI source you can choose 2 channels on one of the 4 groups.

The available audio output controls depend on the device setup configuration. As you are in matrix mode, you will have 2 programs audio outputs.

For the audio output, you will find:

- A LEFT/RIGHT PAN ADJUSTMENT

- A GAIN ADJUSTMENT:

this setting will help you to calibrate the analog audio output component. Depending on the device you will use after the analog way device, adjust carefully the analog gain.

Basically, for a 0 level, the default value is 4 dBu.

- A MASTER LEVEL:

it indicates the level of your input. On its right, a bar will move up and down to indicate the audio level in real time. A red button will turn on if the maximum level is reached.

- A DELAY ADJUSTMENT:

the delay can be automatically calculated or manually adjusted. To adjust it manually, first disable the Auto button.

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7.2.10 Service management

7.2.10 Service management

Into the service section, you will find tools to warn you if the unit has a problem.

Under TEMPERATURE, there is the alarm tab. If any fan FPGA or board are faulty, it will be displayed.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Display the different technical support contacts depending on your area.

7.2.11 Control management

In this menu, all specific settings, which cannot be sorted under the other menus, are listed:

Network

The interface loaded into the unit uses the IP configuration.

Under INTERFACE, you can define a new:

- IP address

- Netmask

- Gateway

- Port: choose the port

- Protocol: choose TCP (by default) or UDP

Functions

Under function, you can edit:

- TIME:

the internal real time clock,

- AUTO LOCK:

when this feature is enabled, you will be locked out from selecting empty inputs that have no source connected,

- LCD BRIGHTNESS:

adjust the brightness of your LCD,

- KEY BRIGHTNESS:

adjust the brightness of your keyboard.

Erase memories

Into this section, you can erase individual settings.

• Erase input settings memory: all input settings will return to their default value. This includes image, aspect, user format and keying parameters.

• Erase thumbnail: all the thumbnails you store on your computer will be erased.

• Erase device preset memories

• Erase local preset memories

• Erase custom formats

Factory reset

Click on start to erase all settings (except network and RCS² parameters). The unit will reboot itself after the factory reset.

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7.3.1 Layer management

7.3 Edit

7.3.1 Layer management

When you enter into the Edit menu, you will encounter by default this window.

On this example, we have the Screen 1

Program and the Screen 1 Preview. The following example can be applied for any other screen configurations.

To display an input into one of the available layers A or B, simply drag and drop the input from the left column to the layer on the chosen screen. You can assign or change the inputs directly on

Program as well as Preview.

To display a logo, open the logo list column (next to the source list) and then drag and drop the desired logo onto the logo layer. The same procedure is used to display a Background Frame.

You can assign a source to a layer by dropping the selected source into the layer letter icon, located on the left side of the layout window. This is particularly useful when the desired layer is hidden or blocked by other layers.

When a layer contains an input and is not empty, the

RCS² displays the input number or a customizable thumbnail icon that represents your input. Please note: this thumbnail is not a live image.

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7.3.2 Layer adjustments

In this example, 2 inputs are affected to 2 layers into the Screen 1 Preview. The TAKE button on the bottom right side allows sending your configuration, made on the Preview screen, to the Program screen.

With each press of the TAKE button, the Preview screen is transitioned to the Program screen. By default,

PRESET TOGGLE mode is disabled. That means, after a TAKE, the Preview stays as it was before. The Program and Preview will have the same content. if desired, you can activate the PRESET

TOGGLE mode from the SETUP >

PRECONFIG >MISC menu, which will automatically swaps preview and program with each TAKE. After each TAKE, the

Preview is reloaded with the previous

Program.

Layers management

In this Edit mode, you have access to a lot of preset tools that can help you to create the preset you imagined.

7.3.2 Layer adjusments

The layer properties are found by opening the tab on the right side of the screen. Click on the double arrow button on the right to show or hide the layer adjustment tab.

Selected layer

The selected layer status information will indicate which screen, layer and source assigned to that layer are selected. You must select a layer in order to see the layer properties menu for that layer.

Reset feature

You can reset each category of layer settings quickly (Pos/Size, Transparency, Cropping, Border, Transitions,

Effects, Timing) or you can choose to reset every settings in one click using the ALL button. You can freeze the input assigned to the selected layer using the Freeze button.

The settings reset here only affects the selected layer on the selected preset. For example, you can reset the layer settings for layer A on Preview, and Program will be unaffected until you press TAKE.

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7.3.3 Effects

Position/Size

Adjust the size horizontally (X) or vertically (Y), then adjust the width and the height of your layer. You can use the cursor or directly enter a value. To keep the aspect ratio by using the cursor, please enable the KEEP

ASPECT RATIO button. You will find it on the right of the width and height cursors.

Transparency

Use the Transparency to give at your layer a transparent effect. Layers behind the transparency layer will show through more or less based on the transparency value.

Cropping (only for live layers)

The Cropping feature allows you to cut the part of the image you don’t want. Simply adjust the size horizontally or vertically and then adjust the position to display only the desired content. This crop is a layer property, all inputs displayed in this layer will be cropped. Do not confuse this setting with the input crop which is specific to an input.

Borders (only for live layers)

Choose a border for this layer from the available patterns including EDGE and

SHADOW. For each pattern you will have specific values to adjust like colors, transparency, width/height or position V and position H.

Transitions

On the Transitions section, you can filter which transitions you want to see. For Example, you can show just the Slide, Wipe, Circle or Stretch transitions.

Each layer has an opening and a closing transition. The opening effect will be applied when the layer switch from a source to another source or when the layer is switching from empty and appears with a source.

To set up the duration of the transition, please see below the timing and duration settings. If you want to force the layer to perform a closing and opening transition, see FORCE TRANSITION.

7.3.3 Effects

Force transition

The Force Transition button disables the cross-transition between two sources into the same layers. Enabling the Force Transition, it forces the layer to go out and then go in with the desired effect instead of mixing directly the two sources.

Smooth Move

Enable the Smooth Move to perform a smooth transition on the layer. Disable the smooth move if you require a constant speed move.

H&V Flip (only for live layers)

The H&V Flip rotates the PIP on a horizontal or vertical axe. All image data will be flipped.

7.3.4 Background frame

The Background frame layer acts like any other layer. Simply select it and drag and drop a saved frame.

The frame 1 is now assigned to the

Background frame into the Preview preset.

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7.3.4 Background frame

Layer layout

The layer layout gives you access to several predefined layouts with 2 or 1 PIP already sized and placed into the output. It can help you to quickly set up 3 PIPs side by side for example. (Number of layers depends on the used mode.)

Once clicking on the layout button, you have access to the presets with

2, 1 PIPs or all layouts.

Two other options are available below:

- Clear other layers: layers already displayed and not included into the chosen layout will be cleared

- Fade out other layers: layers already displayed and not included into the chosen layout will be faded out during the transition. They are still present on the preset but with a 100% transparency.

After selecting the layout, the changes are applied on the selected screen. The size and position of all layers are updated. After applying a layout template, you can make further modifications to the layers before Taking your selections to Program.

Layer position

A layer position shortcut is also available. After having selected a layer, simply click on the

Pos. button to have quickly access to a layer position. Choose the new position. The change is applied straight away on your preset.

Layer size

You can choose between several aspect ratio. Once selected, the new aspect ratio is applied on the selected layer.

Other layer adjustments:

- CLEAR BUTTON:

this button allows you to clear the selected layer from your preset,

- CLEAR ALL BUTTON:

remove all layers from your preset,

- CONTENT SIZE:

set layer size to its content size,

- SCREEN SIZE:

set layer size to screen size,

- LAYER SIZE/SOURCE RATIO:

set the layer size to fit the source ratio,

- ALIGN BUTTON:

you need first to select at less 2 layers, then you can align them horizontally or vertically (use Shift to select 2 layers),

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7.3.5 Preset load and save management

- KEEP ASPECT RATIO BUTTON:

enabling this feature will keep the layer aspect ratio during resizing,

- WIREFRAME MODE:

allows to enable/disable the layer thumbnails on your RCS²,

- SHOW LAYER OUT OF SCREEN:

enable/disable the possibility to display a layer out of the screen into the RCS²,

- TRAP LAYERS ON SCREEN:

disable the ability to position the layer off of the screen,

- HIDE UNUSED LAYERS:

empty layers will not be displayed in the RCS²,

- TOGGLE PRESET:

enable/disable the TOGGLE PRESET (the Preview becomes the previous Program),

- RELOAD PROGRAM:

load the preset of the Program screen into the Preview screen,

- STEP BACK:

return to the configuration you had before the last TAKE,

- MIRROR BUTTON:

the mirror button allows you to define for each layer the way it will be copied in the preset. You can choose to mirror the layer, flip the position, or flip the position and the data from another screen. To access this feature, you first need to be in the Matrix mode.

7.3.5 Preset load and save management

Save a preset

Once your preset is set up, you can store it into one of the 64 preset slots. To do that, click on SAVE

MM and choose the number corresponding to the slot number.

WARNING: in the RCS², you cannot save a preset for only 1 screen when you are in matrix mode, only MASTER MEMORIES can be saved into the

EDIT section.

In addition, in the EDIT section, as you work on screen by screen, the load button loads only single memory. You will find the load MASTER MEMORIES in LIVE MODE.

The first 8 presets are stored into the unit, all the other presets are stored locally on your computer, and will only be available when using the RCS2 software.

If you want to have more details, you can SHIFT+CLICK on any preset to bring up a detailed status window. In this window, you can rename each preset using the PRESET LABEL.

- The first icon displays a window with all preset detail,

- The second one allows you to let the windows open,

- The last one quits the window.

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7.3.5 Preset load and save management

Load a preset

To recall a previously saved preset, click the Load button (on the right side of each screen) and select a preset to load.

Reset button

You can reset a screen using the reset button. Using that, all sizes and positions will be deleted. Your layers will be reset. If the «HIDE UNUSED LAYERS» button is enabled and all of your layers are empty and hidden, you can still access the layers using the layer icons on the left side of each screen.

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7.4 Live

The Live mode is designed for easy live operation of the device after you have created some presets.

7.4 Live

On the right, you will find all your saved presets under the tab called “MASTER MEMORIES”.

A simple drag and drop on the screen will load your preset into the screen (Program or

Preview).

If you want to change an input into your preset into the live mode, simply use the left source ribbon and drag and drop your input into a layer.

You can still use the load master memory to load a master memory from the memory of the device or the

RCS² using the following windows.

Please click on SAVE MASTER MEMORIES and then choose a number to save the current preset of the unit into a master memory.

You can load at any moment a frame or a logo in the same way into a frame or logo layer.

To activate the QUICK FRAME, simply press the Quick Frame button (located on the right side of each screen).

Remember that a preset saved into a screen with a 1024x768 resolution, will keep its size into a screen of higher resolution. Therefore, it is best to save preset memories only after you have configured the output resolution.

You still have access to the LOAD/SAVE/RESET preset feature.

Once your preset is ready to send, use the T-bar, or the TAKE button.

You still have access to STEP BACK button.

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7.4 Live

When you use several screens, you have the possibility to load a preset on one or several screens. To TAKE only one screen separately, select which screens should be affected by the TAKE using this button:

SEQUENCE:

The sequence feature consists on a timeline composed by 16 scenes. Each scene can be filled by a preset memory. Simply click on MM to choose the memory slot you want to put into the scene.

To select the memory, simply choose it into the list or drag and drop it into the scene box from the memories selection (on the right).

This toolbar acts like a command for your timeline.

Simply click on play to launch the timeline.

You can stop the timeline at any moment using the pause or stop button.

Use the loop button to load again your timeline when it’s finished.

Take a look at the global time of your timeline thanks to the clock on the right of the toolbar.

Note: To control the SmartMatriX², Analog Way also provides Crestron and AMX modules. For more details, see appendices.

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8.1.1 Menu navigation

8. OPERATING THROUGH THE FRONT PANEL

8.1 Front panel

8.1.1 Menu navigation

To access the SmartMatriX² menu, press the EXIT/MENU button in the control section. To highlight items in the menu which will appear on the

VFD screen, turn the scroll knob left or right to the desired menu item.

When you have reached the desired menu item, press the ENTER button in the control section to access that menu function. Pressing the ENTER button when a selection has been made sets the value to that selection in the SmartMatriX² memory. When all settings have been made, press the EXIT/MENU button to exit sub-menus and return to the main menu.

Simply selecting a menu item will not set it to that value. Be sure to press the ENTER button when parametering the menu items or to push the scroll knob.

8.1.2 Home menu

Pressing the MENU button in the menu section of the SmartMatriX², will display and give you access to the following items on the menu VFD screen:

- OUTPUT 1:

select to set the output types and resolutions of Output #1,

- OUTPUT 2:

select to set the output types and resolutions of Output #2,

- VIDEO OUT:

select to configure Video output card settings,

- INPUT:

select to configure the 10 individual input types and resolutions,

- PRESET:

select to store and use presets,

- IMAGE*:

select to change source image settings of an input,

- KEYING/TITLING*:

select to access keying and titling controls and parameters when video layer is selected,

- SCREEN:

setup your background color and your Quick Frame,

- LAYER*:

select to adjust layer size, position, border, transparency or transitions,

- FRAMES/LOGOS:

select to store (record), use and manage logos and frames into the SmartMatriX²,

- AUDIO:

select to access all audio input and output parameters,

- CONTROL:

select to access device software information, LAN settings, reset factory settings, and other user oriented functions.

* These items are only displayed if a valid input is assigned to the current layer.

8.1.3 Operating modes

The SmartMatriX² offers 1 mode to work from: the Matrix mode which turns your SmartMatriX² into a true

10 x 2 scaled matrix with numerous effects and PIPs and logos.

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8.1.4 Reseting default values

8.1.4 Reseting default values

It is strongly recommended resetting all of the default values of your SmartMatriX² unit before setting up your shows and events. This will help eliminate confusion caused by unneeded settings from a previous operator.

To do so, press the EXIT/MENU button and select Control in the menu by rotating the corresponding knob.

Then press the ENTER button to enter the Reset/Erase sub-menu. Select Default Values by rotating the scroll knob, and press the ENTER button to enter your choice to restart your SmartMatriX² with its factory settings.

This operation should take approximately 30 seconds.

8.1.5 SmartMatriX² color codes

Analog Way engineers have developed a handy, user friendly way of identifying machine status on the front panel, via the use of color codes on the buttons of the machine. All new Analog Way machines use the same codes, for quick recognition of the status of any device of the range, at any given time.

For the SmartMatriX², button color codes are as follow:

• Sources on the Program output are indicated in

red

when active,

• Sources on the Preview output are indicated in

green

when active,

• Buttons in the layer section turn

red

or

green

, depending on whether the selected layer is active in respectively the Program or Preview window,

• menu buttons are indicated in green,

• Selecting a button with an available source or function will cause that button to blink

green

on the preview, or

red

once it is on the Program output,

TAKE button reacts as follows:

- If take function is available, the button will appear in

green

.

- When the take function is active, it will light up red.

Solid red:

Solid green:

Blinking red:

Blinking green:

#1 = Source is on the Program output

#2 = Freeze enable

#1 = Source is on Preview

#2 = Function available for modification

#3 = Current output on Matrix mode

Layer/source selected or is currently active on the Program output

Layer/source selected or is not currently active on the Program output

8.2 Settings in Matrix mode

8.2.1 Source Input selection

Plug your sources using the 4 multi-plug inputs, 2 HDMI®Inputs or 4 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs.

Be sure that all connectors are firmly attached using all available locking screws.

8.2.2 Input selection settings

To set up your inputs automatically: Input menu > Auto settings

You can also do it manually on each input# using the ENTER and the Knob button and set up the inputs type one by one.

You can also check your actual input configuration using the config status: Input menu > Config Status

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8.2.2 Input selection settings

You can find several settings for each input (some settings are specific to some signal type):

- INPUT STATUS:

display the input status,

- AUTOSET:

launch an automatic setup on the inputs,

-

FREEZE:

freeze the input,

- ACTIVE PLUG:

choose the active plug of the input,

- TYPE:

to set up your input type (Computer, Video etc..),

- AUTOSET:

launch an autoset on this plug,

- ENABLE:

enable/disable the input#,

- SYNCHRONIZED:

enable this option when you source is from the same refresh rate than the reference rate,

- HDCP ENABLE:

enable/disable the HDCP automatic detection,

- HSYNC LOAD:

to change the load of the sync signal,

- 3D COMBO FILTER:

choose manually the combo filter for interlaced source,

- FORMAT:

for analog source, choose to force a analog format,

- AUDIO INPUT:

select the input audio source according to the input video source,

- EDID:

set up your EDID for the selected plug,

- STATUS:

to summarize the input status.

Concerning the HDMI®inputs, a specific feature allows enable/disable the HDCP receiver for the input chosen.

It can be very useful especially using a Mac: Input menu > HDMI®# > HDCP detection

NOTE: The input status is available at any time in the status input menu and can give you information about format rate and HDCP status.

8.2.3 Source Output selection

Once your inputs all have been configured, the output settings of the SmartMatriX² must be set according to the machines plugged on your SmartMatriX² Program and Preview outputs (video projector, Preview monitor...).

NOTE: If you want to use HDCP content from your sources, be sure to attach HDCP compliant screens or projectors. If HDCP sources are used with non-HDCP compliant screens, the output image could be disabled.

8.2.4 Output selection settings

To set up the output, go in the Program Output #1 or Program Output #2 menu and choose first the adapted format/resolution, and then the appropriate rate for your screens by using the knob button and the ENTER button.

Program Output > Output Format > Output rate

Please note that a pair format/rate is only applied when the rate is validated.

Use the native resolution of your screens/projectors in order to obtain the best image quality. In the Program

Output #2 menu, you can also match the output configuration the Program Output #1 to the Program Output

#2 by checking the case Sync w/Out 1. It allows you to set up your outputs via the output 1 menu.

Prorgram output #2 > Synch w/Out 1

Some other settings are available too:

- OUTPUT STATUS:

display the status of the selected output,

- OUTPUT FORMAT:

choose the output format,

- OUTPUT RATE:

choose the output rate,

- GAMMA:

use this feature to set up the output gamma,

- ANALOG TYPE:

set up the type of synchronization of your analog output,

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8.2.4 Output selection settings

- DVI TYPE:

set up the type of color space of your digital output,

- DVI as HDMI:

DVI output content as HDMI. Audio is included,

- HDCP DETECT:

enable or not the HDCP detection on the output,

- CENTERING PIC:

display the centering test pattern,

- TEST PATTERN:

choose to display one of the available test pattern.

All changes have to be validated by pressing the ENTER button in order to be saved

NOTE: The output status can provide you all information about the output in real time. This feature is particularly needed when HDCP is used with long cable to be sure that the communication is well handled.

Video Out

The Video Out allows you the same settings as other outputs with some additional specific options:

- SHARPNESS:

set up the sharpness on the video out image,

- FLICKER FILTER:

apply a flicker filter on your video output to eliminate flickering,

- UNDER/OVERSCAN:

enable or not the automatic video zoom overscan,

-

ADJUST:

adjust your video output in term of H/V position and size.

In Matrix mode, the menu “Connection Mode” appears. It allows you to choose recording Output #1 or

Output #2.

Display mode Presentation

OUT #1

Output #1

Menu > Video Out > Connection > Output #1

Output #2

Menu > Video Out > Connection > Output #2

OUT #2

Output #1 & #2 side by side

Menu > Video Out > Connection > Output Titled

Horizontally

Output #1 & #2 Top and Bottom

Menu > Video Out > Connection > Output Titled

Vertically

OUT #1 OUT #2

OUT #1

OUT #2

In native Matrix mode, the menu “connection mode” allows you to choose recording Output #1 or Output #2.

In Matrix mode, the SDI output embeds audio from Output #1 and Output #2.

8.2.5 Working with layers

To work with native Matrix mode, you have to use the Matrix # buttons first.

For instance, if you want to put the frame #1 on the Output #1 and the live source #3 on the output #2:

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8.2.5 Working with layers

Press Matrix #1 button > Press Frame button > Press input #1

Press Matrix #2 button > Press Layer A button > Press input #3

Press TAKE to view the result on both screens

Don’t forget to press the correct Matrix # button before pressing the Layer selection button, in order to be sure doing the manipulation on the correct output.

2 layers 2 layers + Frame 2 layers + Logo

8.2.6 Working with layers functions

Once a source is assigned to a layer, you will have access to some layer settings in the Layer menu or directly by pressing the layer button.

The settings available depend on the layer selected:

- Layer adjusts:

set up layer size and position,

- Layer zoom:

set up layer zoom size and position,

- Size Templates:

adjust a specific size (Fullscreen, 1/2, 1/3, ...),

- Transparency:

adjust the layer transparency,

- Border:

choose the border and adjust its properties,

- Opening and Closing effect:

adjust the Open/Close effect type and duration,

- Smooth move:

enable/disable smooth move,

- H&V Flip:

flip the data of the layer,

- Status:

get the selected layer status.

All changes have to be validated by pressing the ENTER button in order to be saved

Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen.

Settings available:

Settings

Position

Size

Zoom

Transparency

Border

Opening effects

Closing effects

Smooth Move

H Flip / V Flip

Background live / PIP#1

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

PIP#2

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

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8.2.6 Working with layers functions

Even the logo and frame buttons can access to their own settings, but a logo/frame# has to be affected too.

The Program output can displayed simultaneously up to 5 layers stacked from bottom to top as follows:

- Frame:

one stored frame selected from 8 available,

- Layer A:

one source selected from 10 inputs available,

- Layer B:

one source selected from 10 inputs available,

- Logo 1:

one stored logo selected from 8 available,

- Quick Frame:

one of the 8 frames available.

8.2.7 Opening transitions and closing live layers

When transitioning live layers, depending on how many scalers are in use, the SmartMatriX² TAKE function will act in one of 3 different ways when transitioning the next preset (Preview) to the current preset (Program):

• TAKE 1 - shot: Case #1

- There are enough scalers for making a transition

- All inputs are locked on to scalers

- There are no contraints for closing before the TAKE

- All opening and closing transitions can be performed simultaneously.

• TAKE 2 - shot: Case #2

- There are enough scalers for making a transition

- All inputs are locked on to scalers before the TAKE

- There are no constraints for closing during the TAKE

- All the necessary closing transitions are performed to free occupied scalers and then the SmartMatriX² performs all openings (for example, when a frame or a logo needs to be changed, except with Cut effect).

• TAKE sequenced - shot: Case #3

- There are not enough scalers for making a transition

- All inputs are not locked on to scalers

- All the necessary closing transitions are performed to free occupied scalers. The SmartMatriX² locks on to new sources and performs all openings.

8.2.8 Layer adjustment menu

• To have access to the layer adjustment menu, a source has to be affected to your layer:

Press Layer# button > Press source #

• Once a source is attached to layer, you can have access to the layer adjustment menu:

Press Layer# button

Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen

• To adjust layers, there is a shortcut on a front panel too:

Press Layer# button > Press ADJ button

8.2.9 Layers with transitions & borders

All the transitions (Cut, Fade or Transitions) are available in the native Matrix mode. You will be able to perform powerful transition effects seamlessly. It can depend on your configuration.

The SmartMatriX² has 4 scalers, to understand how your effect will be performed, you need to know how many scalers are used on your outputs. Don’t forget that you always need one free scaler to perform seamless transitions.

Example:

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8.2.9 Layers with transitions & borders

1 layer on each output > 2 scalers used > 2 seamless transitions

2 layers on each output > 4 scalers used > no seamless transition (ie: fade through black)

The frame and the logos are not considered as live layers and are not counted as using a scaler.

Transitions

All the settings are available in the Layer menu after pressing the selected layer.

To use it: Press the selected Layer # > Select the transition effect into the layer memory

The effect will be immediately attached to the selected layer (Preview).

- CUT:

duration time can be set to delay the cut effect,

- FADE:

• Adjustable pre-timed fades or manual transition with T-Bar,

• Fade between any input, computer or video,

• Adjustable cross-fading duration,

A

Program

A B

B

Program

B

Preview

A

Preview

- WIPE:

• Numerous wipes can be selected horizontal and vertical, from the center or outside, in circle, Zoom in and out,

• Horizontal: from left, center -or- vertical: from up, down, center,

- SLIDE:

• Sliding of video or computer images during the transition,

• Horizontal: from/to left, right -or- vertical: from/to up, down.

The SmartMatriX² offers 33 seamless transition effects including 31 options, in addition to a dissolve (fade)

A

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8.2.9 Layers with transitions & borders

and a cut effect.

CUT

FADE

SLIDE DOWN HARD

SLIDE UP HARD

SLIDE RIGHT HARD SLIDE LEFT HARD

SLIDE ANGLE TOP

LEFT CORNER HARD

SLIDE ANGLE TOP

RIGHT CORNER HARD

SLIDE ANGLE BOTTOM

LEFT CORNER HARD

SLIDE ANGLE BOTTOM

RIGHT CORNER HARD

WIPE DOWN HARD WIPE UP HARD

WIPE RIGHT HARD WIPE LEFT HARD WIPE CENTER IN HARD WIPE CENTER OUT HARD WIPE CURTAIN IN

HARD

WIPE ANGLE TOP LEFT

CORNER HARD

WIPE ANGLE TOP RIGHT

CORNER HARD

WIPE ANGLE BOTTOM

LEFT CORNER HARD

WIPE ANGLE BOTTOM

RIGHT CORNER HARD

WIPE CIRCLE BOTTOM

LEFT CORNER HARD

WIPE CIRCLE BOTTOM

RIGHT CORNER HARD

WIPE CIRCLE TOP LEFT

CORNER HARD

WIPE CIRCLE TOP

RIGHT CORNER HARD

WIPE CIRCLE CENTER

OUT HARD

STRETCH DOWN

HARD

STRETCH UP

HARD

STRETCH RIGHT HARD STRETCH LEFT HARD

STRETCH CENTER

IN HARD

STRETCH CENTER

OUT HARD

STRETCH CURTAIN

IN HARD

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8.2.10 Capturing frames

- BORDER:

The border has to be setting up in the Layer Menu:

Press Layer# button > go in border menu > select and set your border with color and size

Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen.

NO BORDER EDGE BORDER

SHADOW BORDER (4 possible orientations)

• A transparency can be applied to the shadow border

• Size and style of layer border are adjustable

8.2.10 Capturing frames

It is possible to store up to 8 frames in the SmartMatriX² non volatile memory. To capture a frame, display the exact content you want to save on one of your outputs, at the exact resolution, you can use the freeze button if you want. Then follow this step:

Logos/Frames menu > record Frame menu > Frame #

Choose the frame number slot and wait until the unit finishes to save. Your frame is now saved and you can use it through the frame button.

The capture of frames can be done only under the following conditions:

- The capture can be done from the Program output #1 or the Program output #2,

- The disappearance of frames or logos on the Program output is normal during saving.

A frame captures the state of the specified output at the output resolution, and must be recalled using the same output resolution. Resizing or other image manipulation of the captured frame is not possible.

Attempting to use a frame at a different resolution will result in a partial frame display or a frame which does

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8.2.11 Working with frames

not fill the screen. During the capture, the output is outlined by a white border and includes the pixels into the white rectangle.

8.2.11 Working with frames

Frames are mainly used as backgrounds in a typical show or event setup, and can be recorded from any of the SmartMatriX² 10 sources and called back at the press of a single button. To use a frame, be sure first that it is well saved, then:

Press Frame button > Press Frame # button

NOTE: Frames may be used only one at a time and can be placed only in the frame layer.

8.2.12 Opening transitions & closing still layers (logos or frames)

When transitioning still layers, depending on how many scalers are in use, the SmartMatriX² TAKE function will act in one of 2 different ways when transitioning the next preset (Preview) to the current preset (Program):

- TAKE shot: 1

• All still frames make an opening and closing phase.

• All sources of the same layer are completely different between the current preset and the next preset. The opening and closing effects of the layer are set to Cut.

- TAKE shot: 2

• One of the layer makes a change of source which is not in Cut.

• The opening and closing phases can be done with different effects.

• The still frame appears and disappears of the layer with the following effects: Cut, Fade, Slide or Wipe.

8.2.13 Frame input setup menu

In the frame input setup menu, you have the possibility to save a frame, and the possibility to erase a stored frame:

Logos/Frames menu > save Frame > Frame #

Logos/Frames menu > Erase > Frame #

8.2.14 Frames as layer

The frame is considered as a layer and has some settings available: Pos./Size, Transparency, Opening/Closing effect, Smooth move and Status.

Those settings have to be used as layer settings. Press frame button to have access to the layer menu settings.

You can change frame or delete frame on the Preview screen using the same way the layers do:

- Delete:

Press frame button > Press Black

- Change:

Press frame button > Press another Frame #

Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen.

8.2.15 Layer transitions & effects

The SmartMatriX² offers a wide variety of transitions between the scenes you create for your shows and events. It allows for live recall of 8 user presets, each of which you can edit at any given time.

1.

Whether catering for complex event setups, or putting together intricate shows, your SmartMatriX² will also deliver some of what you could expect from a dedicated mixer, along with its switcher and scaler capabilities.

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8.2.15 Layer transitions & effects

2.

In the Layer Selection section, press the Layer A button. The button will start blinking. The parameters of the layer will automatically appear on your SmartMatriX² VFD menu screen.

3.

In the Layer Menu, make the position, size, border and transparency settings you like, then select Opening

Effect in the layer options, press the ENTER button and select Type. Select Slide Left - Right for example, and press the ENTER button to confirm. Navigate to Duration in the Opening Effect sub-menu, and set the duration of your effect by rotating the SCROLL knob and pressing ENTER.

Repeat the procedure in the Closing Effect sub-menu to determine the way your layer will close. Try Slide

From Left - Right for the closing type with a duration of 1.5 seconds for example.

8.2.16 Capturing logos

To capture a logo, display the exact content you want to save on the Program, you can use the freeze button if you want. Then follow these steps:

Logos/Frames menu > Record Logo menu > Set up your logo > Store menu > logo#

To set up your logo you have several features available:

- Position / Size Adjustment

- Keying type

- Luma / Chroma key

- Cut out color.

Select the logo number you want to save and wait until the unit finishes saving. Your logo is now saved and you can use it through the logo button.

You can save up to 8 logos with the SmartMatriX².

The capture of logos can be done only with the following conditions:

- The capture can be done on the Program output #1 or the Program output #2

- The disappearance of logos on the Preview and Program output is normal during saving.

The logos are captured with the same size as is visible on the Program output without any form of adjustments. If zooming is required, resize the layer or use the layer zoom or input zoom.

A logo captures the state of the defined area on the specified output at the Program output resolution, and must be recalled using the same output resolution. Resizing or other image manipulation of the captured logo is not possible.

The capture zone is outlined by a white rectangle and includes the pixels beneath the white border. The noncaptured area has a reduced brightness.

Logo capture is limited in the number of pixels being captured. When the logo capture area is resized, extending the horizontal size may reduce the vertical size to compensate.

Logos can also be captured and displayed with transparent areas. By adjusting the keyer in the logo capture menu, the portions of the captured area can be keyed away and captured as transparent.

The logo “Cut out color” can help display which portions of the image will be captured as tranparent.

NOTES:

• The cut out color is only a visual tool to help identify the transparent areas of the logo. These colored regions will not be captured but later displayed as transparent area.

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8.2.17 Capturing an animated logo

• Capturing a “logo” is limited to a small percentage of the output resolution. To capture and display a full screen image, use the still “frame”.

8.2.17 Capturing an animated logo

To capture animated logo, display the exact content you want to save on the Program screen, you can use the freeze button. Then follow this step:

Logos/Frames menu > Record Anim menu > Set up your Anim > Store menu > logo#

To set up your animation, you have several features available:

- Position / Size Adjustment

- Keying type

- Luma / Chroma key

- Recording time

- Cut out color

Select the animated logo #8 and wait until the unit finishes saving. Your animation is now saved and you can use it through the background logo button.

Only one animated logo can be saved in the SmartMatriX².

8.2.18 Logos input setup menu

In the logos/frames menu, the logos can be deleted in the Erase menu:

Logos/Frames menu > Erase menu > Select Logo#

8.2.19 Working with logos

A simple or animated logo can be manipulated through the front panel. On the front panel, the logo# are associated to the input# respectively. To assign a logo# to the logo layer:

Press Logo1 Layer button > Press Input#

Logos #1 to #8 are available directly by the input # button on the front panel.

You can change logos or delete logos on the Preview screen using the same way the layers do:

- Clear: Press Logo (#1) button > Press Black

- Change: Press Logo (#1) button > Press another Input#

8.2.20 Logos as layer

Logos are under the layer rules, you will have direct access to settings by pressing the logo layer button. You have 1 logo layer button available.

You can use the Pos/Size/Zoom adjustment button and the Effect button from the front panel too.

8.2.21 Creating presets

The SmartMatriX² allows the creation of user defined presets very easily. Any setup you have configured on screen, can be stored into one of the 8 available user presets.

1.

After having configured layers, transitions, logos... on your screen, go to the Preset menu by pressing the

EXIT/MENU button, and select Preset by rotating the scroll knob. Then, press the ENTER button to enter the Preset sub-menu. Choose Preset Copy by scrolling with the corresponding knob, and press the ENTER button to access the sub-menu.

2.

In the sub-menu, choose both screens or only Screen 1 or Screen 2 to determine which screen you want to memorize the preset from, then set the preset memory (#1 to #8) you wish to use as your “User Preset”

(by default, the SmartMatriX² will choose the next available preset in the SmartMatriX² memory).

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8.2.21 Creating presets

By pressing the ENTER button, the SmartMatriX² will ask you to confirm. Select Yes, your screen is memorized as a preset.

8.2.22 Working with presets

In Matrix mode, you will find a new menu into Preset menu called Preset management. This will help you to define what kind of preset you want to save:

- BOTH OUTPUT:

preset saved for both outputs,

- CURRENT OUTPUT:

preset saved only for the current output,

- OUTPUT 1:

preset saved only for output #1,

- OUTPUT 2:

preset saved only for output #2.

The 8 user presets of the SmartMatriX² can be recalled at any stage during your show or event.

1.

Press the PRESET button, then press one of the eight first preset buttons to choose which memory (#1 to

#8) you wish to use.

2.

Once you have selected your preset, simply press the TAKE button to view the result on your main screen.

8.2.23 Working with audio

Into the audio menu, you will find some audio adjustments:

• Audio mode:

- NO AUDIO:

the audio of your device is switched off

- PRESET MODE:

the standard mode of use of the device

You have two possibilities:

Top layer: the sound on the output will follow the audio input of the top layer.

Breakaway: when breakaway is activated, the audio on the output is memorized into the preset. A change of preset, changes the audio on the output. A change of content into a video layer has no effect on the audio.

- ROUTING MODE:

in this configuration, simply choose an audio input to assign it to the output. The audio configuration remains the same during the show.

• Source settings: into this menu you will have access to all source settings:

- ANALOG SETTINGS:

▪ Mute: select to mute the input

▪ Stereo: select to choose between mono or stereo input

▪ Analog gain: set up the analog gain of your analog input (0 for 4dBu)

▪ Level/balance: select to adjust the input audio level and right and left balance.

- DIGITAL AUDIO:

▪ SPDIF/AES3: choose the digital audio output mode

• Main audio/prelist audio: define the main or prelist audio settings:

- PRESET MODE:

▪ Top layer: the sound on the output will follow the audio input of the top layer.

▪ Breakaway: when breakaway is activated, the audio on the output is memorized into the preset. A change of preset, changes the audio on the output. A change of content into a video layer has no effect on the audio.

▪ Master mute: select to mute your master audio

▪ Stereo: select to choose between mono or stereo output

▪ Analog level: set up the analog gain of your analog output (4dBu by default)

▪ Master volume: set your master volume of the output

▪ Balance: set the right/left balance of your output.

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8.2.24 Working with Mirror modes

8.2.24 Working with Mirror modes

The Mirror Matrix mode is a specific Matrix mode where the output #2 will be the perfect mirror copy of the output #1. In that way, each settings apply to output #1 will be performed on the output #2 too.

Mode Menu > Matrix mode Menu

Using the Matrix mode, several configurations are available, the simple mode and the mirror mode.

Using the Mirror mode:

to use the mirror mode, simply select the Matrix mode throught the main menu, then the mirror mode can be activated layer by layer thanks to the layers menu. Select the chosen layer and go in the layer menu, then select the “Layer Copy Mode” menu. There are several mirror positioning options:

1. No Copy:

this mode is the standard Matrix mode, output #1 and #2 are independent.

OUTPUT #1 OUTPUT #2

2. Clone mode:

Outputs #1 and #2 will be the same. All changes on output #1 will be affected to output #2.

Layers will have the same position and size.

OUTPUT #1 OUTPUT #2 OUTPUT #1 OUTPUT #2

3. Copy & H.pos Flip mode:

Output #2 will be exactly the same as output #1 except the fact that the selected layer will have its H position flipped (standard Mirror mode).

OUTPUT #1

OUTPUT #2

OUTPUT #1 OUTPUT #2

4. Copy & H.Flip all modes:

Output #2 will be exactly the same as the output #1 except the fact that the selected layer will have its H position and data flipped (only for live layers) .

OUTPUT #1

OUTPUT #2

OUTPUT #1

OUTPUT #2

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8.2.25 Special features

NOTES:

• Remember to simplify the use of this feature, you need to manipulate Output #1. While in mirror mode,

Output #2 will follow.

• Every change on Output #2 will have an effect only on Output #2, but remember that if a change occurs on

Output #1 after that, Output #2 will update automatically to match output 1.

8.2.25 Special features

- DYNAMIC FIT

(automatically activates the transparent background)

• Automatic adjustment of the layer (Ratio) to fit the source image borders during a transition.

Layer

• Dynamic & Automatic adjustment of the layer to fit the source image borders (Black Stripe).

Frame

Image live

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8.2.25 Special features

- SMOOTH MOVE EFFECT

• Smooth Move layer control the acceleration of the layer. The time can be different between the opening and closing layer,

- WORKING WITH DSK

(Chroma / Luma key)

SmartMatriX² allows to use a live source with green or blue (or any color) background and to key it over another live input,

• Background is removed and replaced by another source,

• Title can be keyed (DSK) on Analog or Digital Sources.

To use keying, first select a source in the desired layer:

Layer button > source number button

Then in the main menu, select the Keying/Titling menu.

You now have several choices to key your sources. The Luma Key and the Chroma Key based on the Luma pixel values and the Chroma pixel values and for both an additional Titling menu which can be useful to choose the transparency value of your keying.

+ =>

Keying/Titling menu > Type menu > Select your keying type

Once your keying mode is selected, the SmartMatriX² provides you some keying advance setting:

For Luma Key:

• Luma Keying is used to key from a particular luminous intensity. It produces a hard edged key based on intensity, which is most suitable for titling effects. You can choose to key things that are extremely dark or extremely bright and keep everything in between, or invert to key only things that are of a medium intensity.

• The black and white levels define where to begin the keying. In the range 0 to 255, 0 represents no luminance, or black and 255 represents full luminance, or white.

- Level Black: As the Black Level is changed from 0 to 255, things that are black are first keyed out, followed by dark grey, then light grey, and so forth, until the entire picture is keyed out at 255.

- Level White: As the White Level is changed from 255 to 0, things that are white are first keyed out, followed by light grey, then dark grey, and so forth, until the entire picture is keyed out at 0.

Non-Inverted mode

Keyed Away

Visible Picture

Keyed Away

Black level White level

8.2.25 Special features

For Chroma Key:

Chroma Keying is used to key from a particular color. It produces a key which is most suitable for moving images and “weatherman” style applications.

- Color grabber:

Select Chroma Key menu > Select Color grabber menu

Using a crosshair, you can select a particular hue based on what is on screen. Once you have adjusted the crosshairs to a desired position, press set/enter to capture the color value at that instant. You can then adjust the other parameters such as Tolerance to further refine your key.

- Manual Setting:

Select Chroma Key menu > Manual Settings menu

R,G,B: these controls allow you to manually select a hue, defined by its Red, Green, and Blue values as you can find in Windows (Paint software).

Tolerance: the Tolerance parameter allows you to expand your key color selection to include colors which are similar to the selected value. A tolerance of 1 will select only the desired hue, whereas a tolerance of

255 will select nearly all hues.

Black Level: this option permits adjustment of the luminance levels of the keyed hue. The Black Level is the luminance lower bound. Colors in the selected hue range with a luminance brighter than the Black Level but darker than the White Level will be considered part of the key.

White Level: this option permits adjustment of the luminance levels of the keyed hue. The White Level is the luminance lower bound. Colors in the selected hue range with a luminance brighter than the Black Level but darker than the White Level will be considered part of the key.

Titling alpha: if you have selected one of the two Titling mode, the titling menu appears. This option places a transparent black backdrop behind the entire layer to which the key is applied. This effect is useful for using bright titles on bright backgrounds, such as clouds.

Invert keying: by default, this mode is disabled. When this mode is activated, the key selection will remain on screen, and all other portions of the image will be keyed away. For example, you would see the green screen behind the actor, while the actor would be keyed away.

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8.3 Menu tree

8.3 Menu tree

MATRIX MODE

OUTPUT #1

FORMAT:1920X1080

RATE: 50.00HZ

LOCK: INTERNAL

|SCR#1 |SCR#2

---------+----------+---------

Logo |Logo#1 |Logo#8

Layer2|Input1 |SDI 4

Layer1|Input1 |SDI 4

Frame |Frame1|Frame8

OUTPUT #2

FORMAT:1920X1080

RATE: 50.00HZ

LOCK: INTERNAL

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OUTPUT1 / OUTPUT2

SYNC W/OUT1

(O1)

OUTPUT STATUS

OUTPUT FORMAT

(O2)

HDTV 720P

1366 X 800 15/9

1400 X 1050 5/3

1440 X 900 16/10

1600 X 900 16/9

1600 X 1200 4/3

1680 X 1050 16/10

1920 X 1080 16/9

1920 X 1200 16/10

2048 X 1080

2048 X 1152 16/9

FORMAT CUSTOM 1

FORMAT CUSTOM 2

HDTV 1035I

HDTV 1080I

HDTV 1080P

640 X 480 4/3

800 X 600 4/3

848 X 480 16/9

1024 X 768 4/3

1152 X 864 4/3

1280 X 720 16/9

1280 X 768 15/9

1280 X 800 16/10

1280 X 960 4/3

1280 X 1024 5/4

1360 X 768 16/9

1360 X 1024 4/3

1366 X 768 16/9

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(O1) Only for OUTPUT 2

(O2) For OUTPUT 2, only displayed when OUTPUT2 is not synchronized with OUTPUT1

(O3) Depending on the output format

(O4) Only for interlaced output format

(O5) Only Computer and HDTV

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FORMAT CUSTOM 3

FORMAT CUSTOM 4

FORMAT CUSTOM 5

FORMAT CUSTOM 6

FORMAT CUSTOM 7

FORMAT CUSTOM 8

FORMAT CUSTOM 9

FORMAT CUSTOM 10

OUTPUT RATE

(O2)

INTERNAL REF

23.97HZ

(O3)

24HZ (O3)

25HZ

(O3)

29.97HZ

(O3)

30HZ (O3)

50HZ

(O3)

59.94HZ

(O3)

60HZ

(O3)

72HZ (O3)

75HZ

(O3)

FOLLOW X0.5

INPUT 1

INPUT 2

INPUT 3

INPUT 4

HDMI®1

HDMI®2

SDI 1

SDI 2

SDI 3

SDI 4

[...]

VIDEO OUT

FOLLOW X1

FOLLOW X2

GAMMA

FLICKER FILTER

(O4)

ANALOG TYPE

RGBS

RGsB (SOG)

RGB HV

DVI TYPE

YUV

AUTO

RGB FULL (0-255)

RGB LIMITED (16-235)

YUV

DVI AS HDMI

HDCP DETECTION

CENTERING PIC

TEST PATTERN

OFF

V GREY SCALE

H GREY SCALE

V COLOR BAR

H COLOR BAR

GRID

SMPTE

BURST

(O5)

V-GRADIENT

H-GRADIENT

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VIDEO OUT

CONFIG. MODE

(V3)

RECORDING MODE

OUTPUT 1 PLUG

OUTPUT 2 PLUG

CONNECTION

(V3)

SCREEN 1

SCREEN 2

SCREEN H-TILED

SCREEN V-TILED

OUTPUT STATUS

(V3)

OUTPUT FORMAT

(V3)

SDTV PAL

SDTV NTSC

EDTV 480P

EDTV 576P

HDTV 720P

HDTV 1035I

HDTV 1080I

HDTV 1080P

HDTV 1080P

DCDM 2K

OUTPUT RATE

(V3)

23,97 HZ

(V1)

24 HZ

(V1)

25 HZ

(V1)

29,97 HZ

(V1)

30 HZ

(V1)

47,95 HZ

(V1)

48 HZ

(V1)

50 HZ

(V1)

59,94 HZ

(V1)

60 HZ

(V1)

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(V1) Depending on the output format

(V2) Only for interlaced output format

(V3) Only if the Config. mode is on recording

[...]

ADJUST

(V3)

H POS

V POS

H SIZE

V SIZE

GAMMA

(V3)

FLICKER FILTER

(V2)(V3)

SHARPNESS

V3)

UNDER/OVERSCAN

(V3)

CENTERING PIC

(V3)

TEST PATTERN

(V3)

OFF

V GREY SCALE

H GREY SCALE

V COLOR BAR

H COLOR BAR

GRID

SMPTE

V-GRADIENT

H-GRADIENT

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INPUTS

CONFIG STATUS

AUTOSET ALL

SYNC. STATUS

INPUT 1

INPUT 2

INPUT 3

INPUT 4

HDMI®1

HDMI®2

SDI 1

SDI 2

SDI 3

SDI 4

INPUT 1: NO

INPUT 2: NO

INPUT 3: NO

INPUT 4: NO

HDMI®1: NO

HDMI®2: NO

SDI 1: NO

SDI 2: NO

SDI 3: NO

SDI 4: NO

INPUT STATUS

INPUT 1

ACTIVE PLUG:

(I1)

FRMT:

RATE:

(I2)

SYNC.POL.:

(I2)(I3)

HDCP

(I2)(I4)

AUTOSET

FREEZE

ACTIVE PLUG

ANALOG

(I1) Displayed when input is a multiplug input.

(I2) Displayed when a valid input signal is detected

(I3) Displayed when it is an analog plug and when the signal is computer HV type

(I4) Displayed for HDMI®and DVI-D plugs

(I5) Displayed when the plug is analog, DVI-D or

HDMI

(I6) Displayed when the plug is analog

(I7) Displayed when the plug is analog and the signal type is VIDEO RGBS

(I8) Displayed when the plug is not SDI

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[...]

DVI-D

SDI

HDMI

ANALOG SETTINGS

DVI-D SETTINGS

SDI SETTINGS

HDMI®SETTINGS

TYPE

(I5)

SDTV COMPOSITE

(I6)

SDTV YC

(I6)

VIDEO RGBS (I6)

VIDEO RGsB

(I6)

VIDEO YUV

(I6)

COMPUTER SOG

(I6)

COMPUTER BW

(I6)

COMPUTER HV (I6)

COMPUTER C TTL

(I6)

COMPUTER C ANA (I6)

AUTO

(I6)

YUV

(I6)

RGB FULL (0-255) (I6)

RGB LTD (16-235)

(I6)

AUTOSET

ENABLE

SYNCHRONIZED

VCR MODE

HDCP ENABLE (I4)

H. SYNC. LOAD

(I7)

HI-Z

75 OHMS

3D COMBO FILTER

DISABLE

DEFAULT

LOW FILTERING

HIGH FILTERING

FORMAT

AUDIO INPUT

NONE

EMBEDDED

ANALOG 1

AUTO

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

SDI GROUP

GROUP A

GROUP B

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ANALOG 2

ANALOG 3

ANALOG 4

S/PDIF 1

S/PDIF 2

GROUP C

GROUP D

LEFT CHANNEL

RIGHT CHANNEL

CHANNEL 1

CHANNEL 2

CHANNEL 3

CHANNEL 4

EDID

(I8)

EDID current preferred timing

1920x1080 50Hz

=> Change

NONE

640X350 85HZ

640X400 85HZ

720X400 85HZ

640X480 59,94HZ

640X480 72HZ

640X480 75HZ

640X480 85HZ

720X480 59,94HZ

720X576 50HZ

800X600 50HZ

800X600 56HZ

800X600 60HZ

800X600 72HZ

800X600 75HZ

800X600 85HZ

800X600 120HZ RB

848X480 50HZ

848X480 60HZ

1024X768 50HZ

1024X768 60HZ

1024X768 70HZ

1024X768 75HZ

1024X768 85HZ

1024X768 120HZ RB

1152X864 50HZ

1152X864 60HZ

1152X864 75HZ

1280X720 23,976HZ

1280X720 24HZ

1280X720 25HZ

1280X720 29,97HZ

1280X720 30HZ

1280X720 50HZ

1280X720 59,94HZ

1280X720 60HZ

1280X768 50HZ

[...]

1280X1024 120HZ RB

1360X768 50HZ

1360X768 60HZ

1360X768 120HZ RB

1360X1024 50HZ

1360X1024 60HZ

1366X768 50HZ

1366X768 60HZ RB

1366X768 60HZ

1400X1050 50HZ

1400X1050 60HZ RB

1400X1050 60HZ

1400X1050 75HZ

1400X1050 85HZ

1400X1050 120HZ RB

1440X900 50HZ

1440X900 60HZ RB

1440X900 60HZ

1440X900 75HZ

1440X900 85HZ

1440X900 120HZ RB

1600X900 50HZ

1600X900 60HZ RB

1600X1200 60HZ

1600X1200 60HZ

1600X1200 65HZ

1600X1200 70HZ

1600X1200 75HZ

1600X1200 85HZ

1280X768 60HZ RB

1280X768 60HZ

1280X768 75HZ

1280X768 85HZ

1280X768 120HZ RB

1280X800 50HZ

1280X800 60HZ RB

1280X800 60HZ

1280X800 75HZ

1280X800 85HZ

1280X800 120HZ RB

1280X960 50HZ

1280X960 60HZ

1280X960 85HZ

1280X960 120HZ RB

1280X1024 50HZ

1280X1024 60HZ

1280X1024 75HZ

1280X1024 85HZ

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PRESET

STATUS

PRESET MGMT

BOTH OUTPUTS

CURRENT OUTPUT

OUTPUT 1

OUTPUT 2

PRESET LAYOUTS

DEFAULT

H SPLIT SCREEN

V SPLIT SCREEN

BKGND + TL PIP

BKGND + TR PIP

BKGND + BL PIP

1600X1200 120HZ RB

1680X1050 50HZ

1680X1050 60HZ RB

1680X1050 60HZ

1680X1050 75HZ

1680X1050 85HZ

1680X1050 120HZ RB

1920X1080 23,976HZ

1920X1080 24HZ

1920X1080 25HZ

1920X1080 29,97HZ

1920X1080 30HZ

1920X1080 50HZ

1920X1080 59,94HZ

1920X1080 60HZ

1920X1200 50HZ

1920X1200 60HZ RB

2048X1080 23,976HZ

2048X1080 24HZ

2048X1080 25HZ

2048X1080 29,97HZ

2048X1080 30HZ

2048X1080 50HZ

2048X1080 59,94HZ

2048X1080 60HZ

2048X1152 50HZ

2048X1152 60HZ RB

(P1) Only displayed with a valid preset

(P2) Only displayed if there is no valid preset

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BKGND + BR PIP

2 PIP H SPLIT

2 PIP V SPLIT

STEP BACK

SAVE PRESET

SAVE FROM

->[ MAIN ]<-

SAVE TO

[ MEM1 ]

SAVE PRESET FROM

CURRENT->MEM1

->NO YES

LOAD PRESET

LOAD FROM

>[SCR1]< [MEM1]

LOAD TO

[SCR1] [MAIN]

LOAD PRESET FROM

[SCR1][MEM1]

-> [SCR1][MAIN]

->NO YES

ERASE PRESET

PRESET MEMORY 1

(P1)

PRESET MEMORY 2 (P1)

PRESET MEMORY 3

(P1)

PRESET MEMORY 4 (P1)

PRESET MEMORY 5

(P1)

PRESET MEMORY 6 (P1)

PRESET MEMORY 7

(P1)

PRESET MEMORY 8 (P1)

EMPTY

(P2)

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IMAGE

(G1)

AUTO CENTERING

(G2)

BLANKING ADJUST

(G3)

H POS

V POS

H SIZE

V SIZE

CROPPING

TOP

LEFT

BOTTOM

RIGHT

OPTIMIZE

(G2)

PHASE

H TOTAL

(G4)

UNDER/OVER

(G5)

UNDERSCAN

OVERSCAN

ASPECT IN

NATIVE

5/4 (1.25:1)

4/3 (1.33:1)

16/10 (1.60:1)

15/9 (1.66:1)

16/9 (1.77:1)

21/9 (2.33:1)

PREDEFINED CROP

NONE

LETTERBX 1.78:1

LETTERBX 1.85:1

LETTERBX 2.35:1

PILLARBX 1.33:1

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(G1) Displayed when a valid input is affected to a layer

(G2) Displayed for computer analog signal, EDTV and HDTV analog video

(G3) Displayed for analog signal

(G4) Displayed for computer analog signal

(G5) Displayed for video signal

(G6) Displayed for interlaced signal

(G7) Displayed for 50 hz interlaced signal and nonactivated low latency

(G8) Displayed for 60 hz interlaced signal and nonactivated low latency

[...]

ASPECT OUT

1:1

CENTERED

FULL SCREEN

CROPPED

SHARPNESS

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

COLORIMETRY

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

HUE

COMPONENT LEVEL (G3)

RED

GREEN

BLUE

LOW LATENCY

(G6)

2:2 PULLDOWN

(G7)

3:2 PULLDOWN

(G8)

RESET SETTINGS

RESET THE PLUG

TO ITS DEFAULT

VALUES?

->NO YES

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KEYING/TITLING

(A4)

TYPE

NONE

LUMAKEY

CHROMAKEY

LUMAKEY+TITLING

CHROMAKEY+TITLING

LUMAKEY

(K2)

LEVEL BLACK

LEVEL WHITE

CHROMAKEY

(K4)

COLOR GRABBER

H POS

V POS

TOLER.

L BLACK

L WHITE

MANUAL SETTING

R KEY

G KEY

B KEY

TOLER.

L BLACK

L WHITE

TITLING ALPHA

(K4)

TRANSPARENCY

INVERT KEYING

(K5)

(K1) Displayed when a valid input is affected to a layer

(K2) Only displayed for Type = Luma key or Lumakey

+Titling

(K3) Only displayed for Type = chroma key or chromakey

+Titling

(K4) Only displayed for Type = Lumakey +Titling or

Chromakey +Titling

(K5) Only displayed for Type different that None

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SCREEN SETTINGS

SCREEN 1

SCREEN 2

BACKGROUND COLOR

RED

GREEN

BLUE

QUICK FRAME

FRAME 1

FRAME 2

FRAME 3

FRAME 4

FRAME 5

FRAME 6

FRAME 7

FRAME 8

AUTO TAKE

PRESET TOGGLE

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LAYER

(Y1) LAYER COPY MODE

(Y2)

NO COPY

CLONE MODE

COPY & H. POS FLIP

COPY & H. FLIP ALL

(Y3)

LAYER ADJUST

H POS

V POS

HV POS

HV SIZE

H SIZE

V SIZE

LAYER ZOOM

(Y3)

H POS

V POS

H SIZE

V SIZE

SIZE TEMPLATES

FULL SCREEN

3/4 FULL SCREEN

2/3 FULL SCREEN

1/2 FULL SCREEN

1/3 FULL SCREEN

1/4 FULL SCREEN

TRANSPARENCY

BORDER

(Y3)

STYLE

NONE

EDGE

SHADOW

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(Y1) Displayed when a valid input is affected to a layer

(Y2) Only displayed in matrix mode

(Y3) Not available for frame and logos

(Y4) Only slide, wipe and stretch

(Y5) Only wipe and stretch

(Y6) Only circle, wipe and stretch

(Y7) Only slide, wipe and circle

[...]

ADJUST

H SIZE

V SIZE

TRANSPARENCY

COLOR

OPENING EFFECT

CLOSING EFFECT

TYPE

CUT

CLEAN CUT

(Y3)

FADE

SLIDE

WIPE

CIRCLE

(Y3)

STRETCH

(Y3)

DIRECTION

LEFT TO RIGHT

(Y4)

RIGHT TO LEFT

(Y4)

BOTTOM TO TOP

(Y4)

TOP TO BOTTOM

(Y4)

VERTICAL FROM CENTER

(Y5)

HORIZONTAL FROM CENTER (Y6)

HV FROM CENTER

(Y6)

FROM BOTTOM LEFT CORNER (Y7)

FROM BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER (Y7)

FROM TOP LEFT CORNER

(Y7)

FROM TOP RIGHT CORNER

(Y7)

EFFECT DURATION

SMOOTH MOVE

H FLIP

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V FLIP

STATUS

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LOGOS/FRAMES

CAPTURE SOURCE

SCREEN 1

SCREEN 2

RECORD FRAMES

FRAME 1

FRAME 2 [EMPTY]

(F1)

FRAME 3

FRAME 4

FRAME 5 [EMPTY]

(F1)

FRAME 6 [EMPTY]

(F1)

FRAME 7

FRAME 8

RECORD LOGOS

RECORD ANIM

POSITION / SIZE ADJUST

H POS

V POS

H SIZE

V SIZE

KEYING TYPE

NONE

LUMA

CHROMA

LUMAKEY

(F3)

LEVEL BLACK

LEVEL WHITE

[...]

(F1) Display “empty” is the slot is free

(F2) Only displays logo and valid frame list

(F3) Displayed depending on the type of keying

(F4) Only displayed for animated logo

(F5) Not displayed for animated logo

[...]

CHROMAKEY

(F3)

COLOR GRABBER

H POS

V POS

TOLER.

L BLACK

L WHITE

MANUAL SETTING

R KEY

G KEY

B KEY

TOLER.

L BLACK

L WHITE

CUT OUT COLOR

(F3)

RECORDING TIME

(F4)

STORE

LOGO 1

(F5)

LOGO 2

(F5)

LOGO 3 [EMPTY]

(F1)(F5)

LOGO 4 [EMPTY]

(F1)(F5)

LOGO 5 [EMPTY]

(F1)(F5)

LOGO 6 [EMPTY]

(F1)(F5)

LOGO 7 [EMPTY]

(F1)(F5)

LOGO 8

ERASE

FRAME 1

(F2)

FRAME 3

(F2)

FRAME 4

(F2)

FRAME 7

(F2)

FRAME 8

(F2)

LOGO 1

(F2)

LOGO 2

(F2)

LOGO 8

(F2)

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AUDIO AUDIO MODE

NO AUDIO

PRESET MODE

ROUTING MODE

SOURCE SETTINGS

(A1)

ANALOG INPUT 1

ANALOG INPUT 2

ANALOG INPUT 3

ANALOG INPUT 4

DVI INPUT 1

DVI INPUT 2

DVI INPUT 3

DVI INPUT 4

HDMI®INPUT 3

HDMI®INPUT 4

HDMI®INPUT 5

HDMI®INPUT 6

SDI INPUT 7

SDI INPUT 8

SDI INPUT 9

SDI INPUT 10

S/PDIF 1

S/PDIF 2

MUTE

STEREO

ANALOG GAIN

(A4)

LEVEL/BALANCE

LEVEL

BALANCE

DIGITAL OUTPUT

(A1)

S/PDIF

AES3

(A1) Displayed if the audio mode is different of “no audio”

(A2) Displayed if the audio mode is “routing mode”

(A3) Displayed if the audio mode is “Preset mode”

(A4) Displayed if the audio input is analog

(A5) Displayed if the delay mode is manual

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OUTPUT 1

(A2)

OUPUT 2

(A2)

OUT1 MAIN

(A3)

OUT2 MAIN

(A3)

PRESETMODE

(A3)

BREAKAWAY

TOP LAYER FOLLOW

MASTER MUTE

STEREO

ANALOG LEVEL

MASTER VOLUME

BALANCE

SOURCE

NONE

INPUT 1

INPUT 2

INPUT 3

INPUT 4

HDMI®1

HDMI®2

SDI 1

SDI 2

SDI 3

SDI 4

LEVEL

BALANCE

DELAY MODE

AUTO ADJUST

MANUAL ADJUST

AUDIO DELAY

(A5)

1KHZ OSC.

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CONTROL

OUT1 PRELIST

(A3)

OUT2 PRELIST

(A3)

SOURCE

NONE

INPUT 1

INPUT 2

INPUT 3

INPUT 4

HDMI®1

HDMI®2

SDI 1

SDI 2

SDI 3

SDI 4

LEVEL

BALANCE

VERSIONS

VERS: 1.0.0

VARIABLE SET : 1

--------------------

CALIMERO

MAIN MICRO :

--------------------

CAMELYA

DESIGN:

SOFTWARE:

IHS:

TSTP:

--------------------

FELINDRA

DESIGN:

SOFTWARE:

IHS:

TSTP:

--------------------

TATIANA

DESIGN:

SOFTWARE:

IHS:

TSTP:

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CONNECTION

RS232 / LAN

RS232

LAN

RS232 BAUD RATE

1200 BAUDS

2400 BAUDS

9600 BAUDS

19200 BAUDS

57600 BAUDS

115200 BAUDS

LAN SETUP

TCP

UDP

DEVICE ADDRESS...

REMOTE ADDRESS...

(C1)

GATEWAY ADDRESS...

DEVICE PORT...

REMOTE PORT...

(C1)

NETMASK...

DEFAULT SETUP

(C1) Only displayed in UDP

(C2) Displayed if at least one custom format is not valid

(C3) Displayed if the custom format is valid

(C4) Displayed if no custom formats are valid.

RESET THE LAN

PARAMETERS?

->NO YES

FUNCTIONS

AUTO LOCK

AUTO QUICK FRAME

DYNAMIC FIT

FREEZE MODE

INPUT FREEZE

FREEZE ALL

STANDBY

BAUD RATE

SET MESSAGE ON

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SET MESSAGE OFF

CLEAR MESSAGE ON

CLEAR MESSAGE OFF

STANDBY

DATE/TIME

YEAR

MONTH

DAY

HOUR

MINUTE

SECOND

HDCP SUMMARY

IN1 DVI-D: IDLE

IN2 DVI-D: IDLE

IN3 DVI-D: IDLE

IN3 HDMI: IDLE

IN4 DVI-D: IDLE

IN4 HDMI: IDLE

IN5 HDMI: IDLE

IN6 HDMI: IDLE

OUT1 DVI-D: IDLE

OUT2 DVI-D: IDLE

FRONT PANEL

KEY LOCKING

MENUS + KEYBOARD

ONLY MENUS

MATRIX TK MODE

TAKE BOTH

TAKE CUR.SCREEN

LCD BRIGHTNESS

KEY BRIGHTNESS

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RESET/ERASE

RESET LAYERS

RESET THE LAYERS

POSITION AND SIZE?

->NO YES

ERASE MEMORIES

ERASE ALL THE

IMAGE SETTINGS?

->NO YES

ERASE PRESETS

ERASE ALL THE

PRESET MEMORIES?

->NO YES

ERASE CUST.FRMT

ALL

(C2)

ERASE ALL THE

CUSTOM FORMATS?

->NO YES

COMPUT.CUSTOM1

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM2

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM3

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM4

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM5

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM6

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM7

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM8

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM9

(C3)

COMPUT.CUSTOM10

(C3)

EMPTY

(C4)

DEFAULT VALUES

RESET THE DEVICE

TO ITS DEFAULT VALUES?

->NO YES

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TECH. SUPPORT

THE AMERICAS

[email protected]

TEL: +1 212 269 1902

---------------------

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

[email protected]

TEL: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 76

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ASIA, PACIFIC

[email protected]

TEL: +65 6292 5800

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9.1 Dashboard (RCS²)

9. MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT

9.1 Dashboard (RCS²)

On the RCS², you have access to a chart with general information on the unit.

Please click on the Dashboard button:

On this chart, you will find under the INFO tab, the

Device name, the Serial number of your product, the actual firmware and the software version of the RCS².

Under CONNECTIVITY, you will find the current IP address of your unit and its MAC address.

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10.1 HDCP

10. APPLICATIONS NOTE AND TIPS

10.1 HDCP

HDCP is a content protection mechanism which uses encrpytion to prevent high value content from being delivered to non-authorized devices. For example, Blu-ray players use HDCP on their HDMI®outputs to ensure that the HDMI®output cannot be routed to a digital recording device.

The SmartMatriX² is fully HDCP compliant, meaning that you will be able to use the SmartMatriX² to accept

HDCP protected sources and route them to any HDCP protected outputs. As Analog Way is a licenced HDCP adoptor, this also means that the SmartMatriX² is prevented from displaying any HDCP protected images on any non-HDCP compliant outputs (as is the case for all licenced HDCP compliant devices).

HDCP can only be used on certain connection formats, including DVI, HDMI, and Displayport. Keep in mind that simply because a connection is using a DVI, HDMI, or Displayport connection, it does not guarentee that the devices connected are maintaining an active HDCP connection. For example, you may find video recording or capture devices equipped with an HDMI®input, however HDCP licencing forbids these devices from capturing HDCP protected content.

HDCP is not supported on connection formats such as composite, component, Svideo, SD-SDI, HD-SDI,

3G-SDI, or VGA. This means that any source which becomes protected by HDCP cannot be converted to these formats. For example, while you may find a Blu-ray player which can directly output a composite video signal, HDCP licencing forbids converting the HDCP protected HDMI®signal back to composite or any other non-protected format.

To help troubleshoot HDCP in your installation, each input and output page is equiped with HDCP status information to indicate in realtime when HDCP encryption is being used.

Certain devices such as Macintosh computers can be misleading to use in conjunction with an HDCP compliant presentation switcher such as the SmartMatriX². This is because devices like the Mac computers can be used to output both HDCP protected content (such as a movie downloaded from iTunes) as well as non-HDCP protected content (such as a Keynote presentation or the desktop). When a computer first connects to an HDCP compliant device such as the SmartMatriX², it learns the capabilities of the device through the EDID connection. Upon seeing the HDCP compatibility of the attached SmartMatriX², devices like the Mac computers will immediately attempt to use HDCP encrpytion at all times, despite the content currently displayed on the computer screen. Since this source would now be considered an HDCP protected source, the SmartMatriX² would be required to prevent it from being displayed on VGA or SDI outputs and only allow it to be displayed on outputs protected by HDCP. To work around this problem, the SmartMatriX² allows the HDCP features of a particular input to be disabled, which in turn informs the Mac computer to avoid using HDCP, and allows content such as Keynote and the desktop to be displayed, as this input will no longer use HDCP protection. Please note that disabling the HDCP features of the input do not circumvent

HDCP protections, and thus do not allow you to view any content which requires this protection.

For more information about HDCP, please refer to our whitepapers on HDCP, or visit the HDCP foundation website.

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11.1 Warranty conditions

11. WARRANTY

11.1 Warranty conditions

Analog Way warrants the product against any defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three

(3) years from the date of purchase when used in accordance with the user’s manual and standard industry practices.

• In the unlikely event of any malfunction from such defects during the warranty period, Analog Way will, at its discretion, repair or replace the defective units.

• The warranty does not apply if the product is determined to have been:

- Improperly installed or abused,

- Handled with improper care,

- Used or stocked in abnormal conditions,

- Modified, opened,

- Damaged by fire, war, or Natural disasters (Acts of God)

• Analog Way’s direct employees are solely authorized to make this determination.

• Analog Way reserves the right to refuse for repair and service a product for which the warranty is void.

• In no way shall Analog Way be responsible for direct or indirect loss of profit or consequential damages resulting from any defect in this product.

NOTE: Analog way offers a warranty extension of 2 years, it includes parts, labor and return shipping. If you are interested, please contact your territory sales representative.

11.2 Repair and return instructions

These Return Material Authorization (RMA) regulations determine the procedure to be followed when returning defective product. The aim is to ensure fast and simple handling of the returned product and bring the best satisfaction

In the unlikely event that a product is required to return for repair, please call the regional Maintenance center/Customer Service, and ask to receive a Return Material Authorization number (RMA). Three regional maintenance centers are available depending on your location.

(See chapter: 12. Contact information)

• Before sending any device to Analog Way, please contact us to obtain a Return Material Authorization

(RMA) number. Please have the model and serial number available and the reason for calling.

• RMAs are valid for 30 days, after which a new RMA must be requested.

• Package the unit securely in the original shipping materials or suitable equivalent. Analog Way is not responsible for damage which occurs due to improper packaging. The customer assumes responsibility until the unit arrives at our facility.

• Out-of-warranty products will be charged an evaluation fee if no problems are found or if you choose not to proceed with the repair.

• Discontinued products are not admitted for return and repair.

• Be sure to include the RMA number clearly on the shipping label or on the exterior of the package.

• No unit will be accepted without a valid RMA clearly visible.

11.3 Return conditions

In the unlikely event that you want to return the product, please call the regional Maintenance center/

Customer Service

• If you are unhappy with the performance of any product purchased from us, you can return it within 30 days of purchase.

• Returned equipment must be in original condition with all accessories and packaging materials.

• Returns may be subject to a refurbishment and/or restocking fee.

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GERMANY

UNITED KINGDOM

FRANCE

ITALY

UNITED STATES

GERMANY

UNITED KINGDOM

FRANCE

ITALY

UNITED STATES

SINGAPORE

12. Contact information

12. CONTACT INFORMATION

GERMANY

UNITED KINGDOM

FRANCE

ITALY

UNITED STATES

GERMANY

UNITED KINGDOM

FRANCE

UNITED STATES

SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE

The Americas

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Asia Pacific

Analog Way SAS - Headquarters

Tel.: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 60

Fax: +33 (0)1 57 19 04 54

2/4 rue Georges Besse

92160 Antony

FRANCE

Sales/General information:

[email protected]

Technical support:

[email protected]

Tel.: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 76

Analog Way Inc.

Tel.: +1 212 269 1902

Fax: +1 212 269 1943

299 Broadway, Suite 1620

New York, NY 10007

USA

Sales/General information:

[email protected]

Technical support:

[email protected]

Analog Way Pte Ltd

Tel.: +65 6292 5800

Fax: +65 6292 5205

152 Beach Road

#15-03 Gateway East

SINGAPORE 189721

Sales/General information:

[email protected]

Technical support:

[email protected]

Analog Way Germany

Tel.: +49 7161 5075668 [email protected]

Analog Way Italy

Tel.: +39 02 39493943 [email protected]

Analog Way UK

Tel.: +44 (0)2076 979133 [email protected]

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13.1 Crestron 2 & 3 series

13. APPENDICES

13.1 Crestron 2 & 3 series Midra™ Driver

Using this driver, software developers and integrators can easily provide powerful solutions for remotely controlling any Midra™ series Switchers through Crestron 2-series or 3-series Control Systems®.

The package includes:

- The precompiled driver modules that can be used for recalling presets, selecting source inputs, changing PIP content, configuring audio inputs and outputs…,

- One sample SIMPL program that demonstrates the use of all the features available within this driver

(3 projects provided, targeting Crestron QM-RMC, MC3 and CP2E Control Systems®),

- Two VTPro sample projects, one for XPanel and one for the Crestron Mobile Pro® application (for iPad® and

Android™ devices), both running with the sample program mentioned above,

- Help files in French and English.

The samples provided are ready-to-use programs and can be freely adapted or used as a base to build your own real-world Midra™ controller application.

13.2 AMX NetLinx® Integrated Controllers Midra™ Driver

Using this driver, software developers and integrators can easily provide powerful solutions for remotely controlling any Midra™ series Switchers through AMX NetLinx® integrated controllers.

The package includes:

- The precompiled driver modules that can be used for recalling presets, selecting source inputs, changing PIP content, configuring audio inputs and outputs…,

- One sample NetLinx® Studio program that demonstrates the use of all the features available within the driver,

- Two TPDesign4 sample projects, one for AMX Modero® S Touch Panels and one for Apple® iPad, both running with the sample program mentioned above,

- Help files in French and English.

The samples provided are ready-to-use programs and can be freely adapted or used as a base to build your own real-world Midra™ controller application.

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