Analog way Pulse²-H, Pulse²-3G User manual

Analog way Pulse²-H, Pulse²-3G User manual
USER MANUAL
Pulse2 / Pulse2-3G / Pulse2-H
Ref. PLS350 / PLS350-3G / PLS350-H
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THANK YOU
By following these simple steps you will be able to obtain the most from your powerful Pulse² / Pulse2-3G /
Pulse2-H (Pulse2) and its many features.
1. TRADEMARKS
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2. INTRODUCTION
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3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
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4. HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
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4.1 Safety instructions
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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
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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
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4.7.1 Standard output
4.7.2 Video output
4.8 Communication specifications
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4.8.1 Serial interface
4.8.2 LAN interface
4.8.3 HDBaseT LAN interface
4.8.4 IR and Serial HDBaseT interface
4.9 Environmental specifications
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4.10 HDCP management
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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 PULSE²
5.1 Description
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5.1.1 Rear panel Pulse - Ref. PLS350
5.1.2 Front panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350
5.1.3 Rear panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G
5.1.4 Front panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G
5.1.5 Rear panel Pulse2-H - Ref. PLS350-H
5.1.6 Front panel Pulse2-H - Ref. PLS350-H
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6. CONTROLLING THE PULSE²
6.1 RCS² requirement
6.2 Connecting with the RCS²
6.3 RCS² top menu
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6.3.1 Setup
6.3.2 Edit
6.3.3 Live
7. OPERATING THE PULSE² FROM THE RCS²
7.1 Operating mode
7.2 Setup
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7.2.1 Mode
7.2.2 Audio
7.2.3 Screens
7.2.4 Preview
7.2.5 Misc
7.2.6 Output management
7.2.7 Input management
7.2.8 Logo/frame management
7.2.9 Audio management
7.2.10 Service management
7.2.11 Control management
7.3 Edit
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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
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 Pulse² color codes
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8.2 Settings in Mixer mode
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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 Preview features
8.2.6 Preview Id
8.2.7 Working with layers
8.2.8 Working with layers functions
8.2.9 Opening transitions and closing live layers
8.2.10 Layer adjustment menu
8.2.11 Layers with transitions & borders
8.2.12 Capturing frames
8.2.13 Working with frames
8.2.14 Opening transitions & closing still layers (logos or frames)
8.2.15 Frame input setup menu
8.2.16 Frames as layer
8.2.17 Capturing logos
8.2.18 Capturing an animated logo
8.2.19 Logos input setup menu
8.2.20 Working with logos
8.2.21 Logos as layer
8.2.22 Creating presets
8.2.23 Working with presets
8.2.24 Working with audio
8.2.25 Special features
8.3 Settings in native Matrix mode
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8.3.1 Source Input selection
8.3.2 Input selection settings
8.3.3 Working with layers
8.3.4 Source Output selection
8.3.5 Output selection settings
8.3.6 Working with native Matrix mode
8.3.7 Working with Cut, Fade or Transitions
8.3.8 Working with presets in Matrix mode
8.3.9 Working with Mirror modes
8.4 Menu tree
9. MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT
9.1 Dashboard (RCS²)
10. APPLICATIONS NOTE AND TIPS
10.1 HDCP
10.2 HDBaseT™
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11. WARRANTY
11.1 Warranty conditions
11.2 Repair and return instructions
11.3 Return conditions
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12. CONTACT INFORMATION
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13. APPENDICES
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13.1 Crestron 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.
HDBaseT™ and the HDBaseT Alliance logo are trademarks of HDBaseT Alliance.
2. INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Analog Way Pulse². Before you start setting up your Pulse² for the first time,
please read through all of the documentation to become familiar with its powerful features. The Pulse² 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. Pulse² 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
2 logos available on the Pulse².
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. Pulse² 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. Pulse²
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.
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4.1.1 English
4. HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
4.1 Safety instructions
4.1.1 English
For optimal use of this device, read all safety and operating instructions before use. Keep the safety and
operating instructions for future 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, switch off the
device and disconnect the power cord at appliance coupler.
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
Pour une utilisation optimale 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 sur appareil éteint en débranchant ce cordon de 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
Per un utilizzo ottimale dell’apparecchio, leggere tutte le istruzioni di sicurezza e di utilizzo prima dell’uso.
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: Questo apparecchio e’ equipaggiato con un cavo di alimentazione . Per
rimuoverlo, spegnete l’apparecchio e disconnettere il cavo di alimentazione dalla presa di corrente.
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
Zum optimalen Gebrauch dieses Gerätes lesen Sie bitte vorher alle Sicherheits- und Bedienhinweise.
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 entfernbaren Netzkabel ausgestattet. Um das Gerät vollständig vom
Netz zu trennen, schalten Sie es aus und ziehen Sie das Netzkabel ab.
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 un uso óptimo de este equipo, lea las instrucciones de seguridad y operación antes de utilizarlo. 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 alimentación desmontable. Para desconectar
de la red eléctrica, apague primero el equipo y después, desconecte el cable de alimentación de la red
eléctrica.
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 Pulse² (PLS350/PLS350-3G/PLS350-H)
• 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).
4.3 Rack mount information
Tabletop mounting: The Pulse² can be used directly on a table; the unit is equipped with 4 handy anti-slip
rubber feet.
Rack mounting: The Pulse² is compatible with a 19” enclosure. Please follow the instructions below to install
the device in a 19” rack.
Please put the ears on the unit thanks to the 4 provided screws.
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 Pulse².
- 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 Pulse². It is strongly advised to avoid using front handles as rests for your Pulse², 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 Pulse². 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 Pulse².
Analog SDTV
Digital SDTV
Type
Levels
Impedance
Type
Characteristics
Composite
0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
75 Ω
HDBaseT
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2 – 16/235
S. Video
Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
C = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
SD-SDI
YUV
Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
U = 0,7 Vpp
V = 0,7 Vpp
YUV - 10 bits – 4.2.2 - 270 Mb/s
No payload ID management
Only A-level type
75 Ω
DVI
RGB ou YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS
R = 0,7 Vpp
G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
B = 0,7 Vpp
HDMI®
75 Ω
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – TMDS
R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp
R, G, B = 75 Ω
RGsB
RGBS
S = 0,3 Vpp 75 Ω
or
S = TTL
Analog EDTV
Digital EDTV
Type
Levels
YUV
Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
U = 0,7 Vpp
V = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
R = 0,7 Vpp
G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
B = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp
R, G, B = 75 Ω
RGsB
RGBS
Impedance
S = 0,3 Vpp 75 Ω
or
S = TTL
Type
Characteristics
DVI
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS
HDBaseT
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2 – 16/235
HDMI®
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – TMDS
Digital HDTV
Analog HDTV
These formats are compatible with bi-level and trilevel sync on 1 or 3 wires.
Type
Levels
Impedance
YUV
Y = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp
U = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp
V = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp
75 Ω
RGsB
R = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp
G = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp
B = 0,7 Vpp ±0,3 Vpp
75 Ω
Type
Characteristics
HDBaseT
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2 – 16/235
HD-SDI
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
3G-SDI
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
DVI
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS
HDMI®
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
Digital computer
Type
Levels
RGsB
R = 0,7 Vpp
G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
B = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp
R, G, B = 75 Ω
RGBS
RGBHV
Impedance
Type
Characteristics
HDBaseT
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2 – 0/255
DVI
RGB – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 0/255 - TMDS
HDMI®
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 0/255 – TMDS
S = 0,3 Vpp 75Ω or S = TTL
R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp
R, G, B = 75 Ω
H = TTL and V = TTL
4.5.2 Supported video formats
The Pulse² can support all the following video formats:
SDTV formats
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
Horizontal frequency
NTSC
525/480i
59.94Hz/60Hz
15,735 KHz
PAL
625/576i
50Hz
15.625 KHz
SECAM
625/576i
50Hz
15.625 KHz
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
Horizontal frequency
480p
525/480p
59.94Hz/60Hz
31.47 KHz
576p
625/576p
50Hz
31.25 KHz
EDTV formats
HDTV formats
Standard
Size
Vertical frequency
720p
1280 x 720
23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz/50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
1035i
1920 x 1035
59.94Hz/60Hz
1080i
1920 x 1080
50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
1080sF
1920 x 1080
50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
1080p
1920 x 1080
23.97Hz/24Hz/25Hz/29,97Hz/30Hz/50Hz/59.94Hz/60Hz
Format
Size
Vertical frequency
DCDM
2048 x 1080
24Hz
Cinema formats
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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² offers a list of pre-defined output formats.
Format
Size
Aspect ratio
VGA
640x480
4/3
Frequency
50 Hz
60 Hz
Yes
Frequency
50 Hz
60 Hz
Format
Size
Aspect ratio
Yes
WSXGAP
1680x1050
16/9
Yes
Yes
1080p
1920x1080
16/9
Yes
Yes
WVGA
848x480
16/9
Yes
Yes
SVGA
800x600
4/3
Yes
Yes
2K
2048x1080
17/9
Yes
Yes
1600x1200
4/3
Yes
Yes
1920x1200
16/9
Yes
Yes
2048x1152
16/9
Yes
Yes
720p
1280x720
16/9
Yes
Yes
UXGA
XGA
1024x768
4/3
Yes
Yes
WUXGA
WXGA
1280x768
5/3
Yes
Yes
SWXGA
1360x768
16/9
Yes
Yes
1366x768
1366x768
16/9
Yes
Yes
WXGA2
1280x800
16/9
Yes
Yes
SWXGAP
1366x800
5/3
Yes
Yes
1152x864
4/3
Yes
Yes
1440x900
16/10
Yes
Yes
1440x900
3/2
Yes
Yes
1600x900
16/9
Yes
Yes
900p
SXGA
SXGAP
1280x960
4/3
Yes
Yes
1280x1024
5/4
Yes
Yes
1360x1024
4/3
Yes
Yes
1400x1050
5/3
Yes
Yes
4.6 Input specifications
The Pulse² offers 8 seamless inputs. Some inputs contain several plugs.
A plug corresponds to a socket or a connector on the rear panel.
The following types of plugs are available on the rear panel:
- HDBaseT (Only for Ref. PLS350-H)
- HDMI
- Single DVI-D (HDMI compatible),
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC),
- Universal Analog (HD-15)
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4.6 Input specifications
M3x0,5 mm
The Pulse² 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.
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
Formats
Signals
HDBaseT input
SDTV – EDTV – HDTV – Computer
Digital SDTV – Digital EDTV – Digital HDTV – Digital Computer
Universal Analog Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Analog SDTV - Analog EDTV - Analog HDTV - Analog Computer
DVI-D Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
HDMI Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
3G/HD/SD-SDI Input
SDTV - HDTV
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.
The Pulse²-H (only for the reference PLS350-H) is equipped with two HDBaseT input connectors.
In addition of the management of the embedded audio streams, the HDBaseT inputs also support the Ethernet pass-through and the Power Over Ethernet (PoE+ with 48V and 30W) functionalities.
The following table indicates the LED status of the HDBaseT input plugs:
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Status
LINK (green color)
HDMI (orange color)
LED off
No Link
No HDMI Video
Low Blink
Ethernet Fallback Mode
Not Applicable
Medium Blink
Low Power Mode without Ethernet
HDMI content without HDCP encryption
Fast Blink
Low Power Mode with Ethernet
Not Applicable
LED on
HDBaseT Link
HDMI content with HDCP encryption
4.6 Input specifications
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
Size
HD-15
3G-SDI
HDMI
HDBaseT
Single-Link
DVI-D
NTSC
525/480i
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PAL
625/576i
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SECAM
625/576i
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
EDTV 480p
525/480p
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
EDTV 576p
625/576p
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV 720p
1280x720
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV 1035i
1920x1035
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV 1080i
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV 1080p
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV 1080sF
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV 1080p
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDTV DCDM
2048x1080
No
Yes
No
No
No
VGA
640x480
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
800x480
800x480
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WVGA
848x480
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SVGA
800x600
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1280x600
1280x600
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
720p RGB
1280x720
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
XGA
1024x768
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WXGA
1280x768
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SWXGA
1360x768
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1366x768
1366x768
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
800p RGB
1280x800
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SWXGA+
1366x800
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1152x864
1152x864
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
900p RGB
1440x900
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1600x900
1600x900
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
960p RGB
1280x960
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SXGA
1280x1024
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1360x1024
1360x1024
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DILA4/3
1364x1024
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SXGA+
1400x1050
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WSXGA+
1680x1050
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080p RGB
1920x1080
Yes
1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
2K
2048x1080
Yes1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Q WXGA
2048x1152
Yes
1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
UXGA
1600x1200
Yes1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WUXGA
1920x1200
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1
Note:
1) Reduced Blanking
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4.7 Output specifications
4.7 Output specifications
4.7.1 Standard output
For the reference PLS350 and PLS350-3G, the Pulse² 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
Please see the formats available on the output:
Output Type
Format
Signal
Analog Computer
HDTV
Computer
Analog HDTV
Analog Computer
DVI-I Output
HDTV
Computer
Digital HDTV
Digital Computer
For the reference PLS350-H, the Pulse2 has two standard outputs which are for each output :
- HDMI connector
- HDBaseT connector
The following table indicates the LED status of the HDBaseT output plugs:
Status
LINK (green color)
HDMI (orange color)
LED off
No Link
No HDMI Video
Low Blink
Ethernet Fallback Mode
Not Applicable
Medium Blink
Low Power Mode without Ethernet
HDMI content without HDCP encryption
Fast Blink
Low Power Mode with Ethernet
Not Applicable
LED on
HDBaseT Link
HDMI content with HDCP encryption
The IR and Serial connectors associated to the HDBaseT connector are described in section 4.8.4.
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4.8 Communication specifications
4.7.2 Video output
For the references PLS350-3G and PLS350-H,
the Pulse² has one video output. This video
output contains:
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC).
Output Type
Format
Signal
3G/HD/SD-SDI Output
SDTV
HDTV
Cinema
Digital SDTV
Digital HDTV
DCDM 2K
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.
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
Availability
TCP
Yes
UDP
Yes
4.8.2.2 IP address
Address allocation
Availability
Static user defined address
Yes
Default IP address: 192.168.2.140
4.8.3 HDBaseT LAN interface
The HDBaseT input and ouput connectors of the Pulse2 (reference PLS350H) can manage an Ethernet passthrough signal.
A specific LAN over HDBaseT connector is available on the Pulse2 to be
connected to the dedicated network.
The HDBaseT LAN could not be used to manage the device.
4.8.4 IR and SERIAL HDBaseT interface
Associated to each HDBaseT output connectors, the 5-pin MCO connector can passthrough the one-way
InfraRed and the Bidirectional Serial RS232 signals to the HDBaseT output interface.
The pins #1 to #3 are used for the HDBaseT Serial RS232 connection, respectively for the transmission (TX),
the reception (RX) and the Ground RS232 signals.
The pins #4 and #5 of the MCO connector are dedicated for the HDBaseT IR signal, respectively for the
reception (RX) and for the Ground signals.
Please note that some IR sensors could have a low power signal which could not be compatible with the
expected IR input characteristics of the MidraTM. In case of issue, make sure to use professional IR controller.
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4.9 Environmental specifications
4.9 Environmental specifications
For PLS350 and PLS350-3G:
Dimensions:
Weight:
 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
 6,3kg / 13.9 lb
(Compatible with a Standard 19”
rack, Height = 2 U)
 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
• 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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4.9 Environmental specifications
For PLS350-H:
Dimensions:
Weight:
 D 18.70’’x W 19’’ x H 3.46’’ with rack mount and handles
 D 475 mm x W 483 mm x H 88 mm
 7.2kg / 15.87lb
(Compatible with a Standard 19”
rack, Height = 2 U)
 D 17.71’’x W 17.3’’ x H 3.46’’ without rack mount and handles
 D 450 mm x W 440 mm x H 88 mm
• 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: 155 W (with 2x24w PoE)
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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² will not output
the protected content on this non-protected output, and the layer will be grayed.
If possible, the Pulse² 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
Support
HDCP Receiver
Yes
HDCP Transmitter
Yes
HDCP Repeater
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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² 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 Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350
5. CONNECTING THE PULSE²
5.1 Description
5.1.1 Rear panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350
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3
4
8
5
9
6
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1. Power supply: 100-240 VAC 2.5A 50/60HZ / FUSE F4A 250 VAC; internal, autoswitchable; 110W
2. 3G/HD/SD-SDI: SDI #1 to #2
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. Universal Analog Computer TV/HDTV: inputs #1 to #4
8. DVI connectors: DVI-D inputs #1 to #4. Capability to receive digital audio signal from HDMI connector via
an adaptor (HDMI-compatible)
9. Ethernet plug
10. HDMI connectors: HDMI inputs #3 & #4 / HDMI 1 & HDMI 2
11. Communication port: communication port with DB9 female connector
12. Universal Analog Computer TV/HDTV: HD15 outputs #1 to #2
13. D
VI 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 Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350
5.1.2 Front panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350
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1. Front panel display: 4-line VFD
2. Menu scroll knob
3. Layer selection:
- Frame: un-scaled layer for still frames
- Logo 1/2: un-scaled, positionable layer for still logos
- Layer A/B: scaled positionable layers for live sources
4. Input selection:
- 1 to 4: access source 1 to 4, select frame/logo 1 to 4
- HDMI 1/2: access HDMI 1 or HDMI 2, select frame/logo 5 to 6
- SDI 1 to SDI 2: access SDI 1 to SDI 2, select frame/logo 7 to 8
5. Layer:
- Black: clear the layer
- Freeze: freeze/unfreeze the input selected in the currently selected layer
6. Matrix mode: #1 to #2: select the output #1 or #2, a layer and a source, then press TAKE
7. Quick Frame: allows to quickly display a foreground Frame
8. On/Off - Stand-by: hold for 3 seconds for stand-by mode
9. Control: Exit/menu: Home menu or back one level - Enter: validate the menu or command
10. Shortcut: - Effect: shortcut to transition menu
- Preset: recall a custom stored preset
- Split Screen: load a split screen preset
- Swap: exchange sources between layer A and layer B
11. TAKE: transition the pre-selected sources onto the Program output with the selected effects
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5.1.3 Rear panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G
5.1.3 Rear panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G
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2. 3G/HD/SD-SDI: SDI #1 to #2
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 connector: 1x BNC-F: 3G/HD/SD-SDI (with audio embedded)
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 & #4 / HDMI 1 & HDMI 2
12. Communication port: communication port with DB9 female connector
13. Universal Analog Computer TV/HDTV: HD15 outputs #1 to #2
14. D
VI 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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5.1.4 Front panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G
5.1.4 Front panel Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G
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1. Front panel display: 4-line VFD
2. Menu scroll knob
3. Layer selection:
- Frame: un-scaled layer for still frames
- Logo 1/2: un-scaled, positionable layer for still logos
- Layer A/B: scaled positionable layers for live sources
4. Input selection:
- 1 to 4: access source 1 to 4, select frame/logo 1 to 4
- HDMI 1/2: access HDMI 1 or HDMI 2, select frame/logo 5 to 6
- SDI 1 to SDI 2: access SDI 1 to SDI 2, select frame/logo 7 to 8
5. Layer:
- Black: clear the layer
- Freeze: freeze/unfreeze the input selected in the currently selected layer
6. Matrix mode: #1 to #2: select the output #1 or #2, a layer and a source, then press TAKE
7. Quick Frame: allows to quickly display a foreground Frame
8. On/Off - Stand-by: hold for 3 seconds for stand-by mode
9. Control: Exit/menu: Home menu or back one level - Enter: validate the menu or command
10. Shortcut: - Effect: shortcut to transition menu
- Preset: recall a custom stored preset
- Split Screen: load a split screen preset
- Swap: exchange sources between layer A and layer B
11. TAKE: transition the pre-selected sources onto the Program output with the selected effects
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5.1.5 Rear panel Pulse2-H - Ref. PLS350-H
5.1.5 Rear panel Pulse2 - H - Ref. PLS350-H
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2. 3G/HD/SD-SDI: SDI #1 to #2
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. 3G/HD/SD-SDI Video out
8. HDMI connectors: HDMI inputs #1 and #2 / HDMI #1 and HDMI #2
9. HDBase-T connectors: HDBaseT inputs #1 and #2
10. DVI connectors: DVI-D inputs #3 and #4. Capability to receive digital audio signal from HDMI connector
via an adaptator (HDMI-compatible)
11. Universal Analog Computer TV/HDTV: inputs #3 and #4
12. HDBaseT ethernet connector: connector for HDBaseT LAN
13. E thernet connector: connector for remote control LAN
14. HDBaseT connectors: HDBaseT outputs #1 and #2
15. HDMI connectors: HDMI outputs #1 and #2
16. Communication port: communication port with D89 female connector
17. 5-PIN MCO male connectors: HDBaseT 5-pin MCO connectors output #1 and #2 for InfraRed and Serial
HDBaseT communication signals
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5.1.2 Front panel Pulse2 -H- Ref. PLS350-H
5.1.2 Front panel Pulse2-H - Ref. PLS350-H
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1. Front panel display: 4-line VFD
2. Menu scroll knob
3. Layer selection:
- Frame: un-scaled layer for still frames
- Logo 1/2: un-scaled, positionable layer for still logos
- Layer A/B: scaled positionable layers for live sources
4. Input selection:
- 1 to 4: access source 1 to 4, select frame/logo 1 to 4
- HDMI 1/2: access HDMI 1 or HDMI 2, select frame/logo 5 to 6
- SDI 1 to SDI 2: access SDI 1 to SDI 2, select frame/logo 7 to 8
5. Layer:
- Black: clear the layer
- Freeze: freeze/unfreeze the input selected in the currently selected layer
6. Matrix mode: #1 to #2: select the output #1 or #2, a layer and a source, then press TAKE
7. Quick Frame: allows to quickly display a foreground Frame
8. On/Off - Stand-by: hold for 3 seconds for stand-by mode
9. Control: Exit/menu: Home menu or back one level - Enter: validate the menu or command
10. Shortcut: - Effect: shortcut to transition menu
- Preset: recall a custom stored preset
- Split Screen: load a split screen preset
- Swap: exchange sources between layer A and layer B
11. 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 PULSE²
The Pulse² 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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² 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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6.2 Connecting with the RCS²
Enter the IP address of the device and then the remote port.
Click on Connect to start the connection.
Once connected, you have access to this screen:
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 Pulse². 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 PULSE² FROM THE RCS²
7.1 Operating mode
Before you start setting up your Pulse² for the first time, take some time to think about how you will be using
it. The Pulse² offers a choice of two operating modes, 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.
*Video out: not available for Ref. PLS350
7.2.1 Mode
The device can work in 2 different modes, Mixer mode or Matrix mode.
Mixer mode
This mode allows for a single Pulse² to
seamlessly switch any of its 8 analog/
digital inputs with any other of the inputs,
add PIP, titling or logo insertion to the live
frame, while previewing your every move
before going live, to avoid embarrassing
errors on your main screen.
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Matrix mode
This mode turns your Pulse² into a true 8 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.
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.
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7.2.3 Screens
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.
If you are in Matrix mode, you have 2 screens status.
7.2.4 Preview
Into the PREVIEW section, you have the possibility to enable or not the PREVIEW aspect.
PRESET ASPECT: disabling this option disable the Preview indications on your Preview
monitor, such as the blinking layer wireframe, and source number.
7.2.5 Misc - Only for the Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G & Ref. PLS350-H
In the GENERAL SETTING section, you have access to:
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.
In the VIDEO SETTING section, you have access to:
RECORDING: allow to configure the video output. Configuration shall be done in section 7.2.9.
OUTPUT#1 PLUGS: auto configure the video output as a copy of the output #1
OUTPUT#2 PLUGS: auto configure the video output as a copy of the output #2
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7.2.6 Output management
7.2.6 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:
- M ODE: 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,
-H
DMI as DVI: 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.
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7.2.7 Input management
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.
7.2.7 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.
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.
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EF 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. For the HDBaseT input, the status
also provides the Signal Quality of the HDBaseT link.
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7.2.7 Input management
- CONTROL: Black: select Black to transform your input in a uniform color (black).
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 output connection is
currently utilizing HDCP to protect the signal. if the HDCP status indicates Idle, this
output 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:
- BRIGHTNESS: 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),
Under the SHARPNESS section, you have:
- LEVEL: define the selected input sharpness level,
Under the USER GAIN section, you find:
- THE 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:
For the analog inputs, the blanking section is available.
Under the BLANKING ADJUSTMENTS:
- H&V POSITION SIZE: you can manually adjust the input blanking with the V&H size or position.
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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).
Under the CROP section:
- TOP/BOTTOM/LEFT/RIGHT: use the Top, Bottom, Left and Right values to crop your input.
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 Pulse² 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 luminance 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.
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7.2.8 Logo/frame management
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.
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.
7.2.8 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.
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7.2.9 Video out
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.
7.2.9 Video out (Only for the Pulse2 - PLS350-3G and Pulse2-H - PLS350-H)
The configuration of this section is only available if the VIDEO OUT SETTING mode has been set to
“RECORDING” in the Preconfig>MISC section (see section 7.2.5)
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 addition, you can
adjust:
- FLICKER: choose the value of the flicker filter to disable the flicker effect on your screen (interlaced lines
effect),
- GAMMA: increase or decrease the gamma of your output
Then you will be able to configure the Layout
- LAYOUT: configure the layout by selecting either the OUT #1 or the OUT #2 or a mix of OUT #1 and OUT #2.
- BACKGROUND COLOR: select the color of the background,
- OVERSCAN: enable/disable the overscan/underscan,
- SHARPNESS: adjust the sharpness of the image.
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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7.2.10 Audio management
7.2.10 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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7.2.10 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. If you are in a program/preview mode, you will have
program/preview audio outputs. If 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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7.2.11 Service management
7.2.11 Service management
Into the service section, you will find tools.
Under IMPORT / EXPORT, you
have the possibility to export
or locally import the Local
Presets, the Thumbnails and
the Shortcuts.
The TEMPERATURE and HARDWARE INFO sections provide via alarm tabs the status of
the PFGA and boards
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Display the different technical support contacts depending on your area.
7.2.12 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
- Port: choose the port
EDID
Under this section, you can manage the EDID library, and
configure the EDID inputs if needed by dragging and dropping
from the EDID Library section to the inputs
Functions
Under function, you can edit:
- TIME: the internal real time clock,
-A
UTO 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,
- K EY BRIGHTNESS: adjust the brightness of your keyboard.
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7.3.1 Layer management
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.
Factory reset
Click on start to erase all settings (except network and RCS² parameters).
The unit will reboot itself after the factory reset.
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 output 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 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.
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 2 PIPs side by side for example.
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),
- KEEP ASPECT RATIO BUTTON: enabling this feature will keep the layer aspect ratio during resizing,
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7.3.5 Preset load and save management
- 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,
- 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,
frame and logo, the way it will be copied in the preset. You can choose to mirror the layer
or flip the position. To access this feature, you first need to be in the Matrix mode. Take
care that if you activate one mirror function, the screen 2 will automatically follow the
screen 1 when switching from Program to Preview.
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.
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
7.4 Live
The Live mode is designed for easy live operation of the device after you have created some presets.
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 preset tables.
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 Pulse², 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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² 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 Pulse², will display and give you access to the following
items on the menu VFD screen:
- M ODE: select to choose which mode the Pulse² will work in (Mixer/Matrix mode),
- O UTPUT 1: select to set the output types and resolutions of Output #1,
- O UTPUT 2: select to set the output types and resolutions of Output #2,
- I NPUTS: select to configure the 8 individual input types and resolutions,
- PRESET: select to store and use presets,
- IMAGE*: select to change source image settings of an input,
- K EYING/TITLING*: select to access keying and titling controls and parameters when video layer is selected,
- S CREEN: setup your background color and your Quick Frame,
- L AYER*: select to adjust layer size, position, border, transparency or transitions,
- F RAME/LOGOS: select to store (record), use and manage logos and frames into the Pulse²,
- AUDIO: select to access all audio input and output parameters,
- C ONTROL: 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 (Pulse2- Ref. PLS350-3G and
Ref. PLS350-H only)
8.1.3 Operating modes
The Pulse² offers 2 modes to work from: the Mixer mode and the Matrix mode which turns your Pulse² into
a true 8 x 2 scaled matrix with numerous effects and PIPs and logos.
To choose which mode the Pulse² will operate in, press the EXIT/MENU button and select mode in the menu
by rotating the scroll knob. Then press the ENTER button to enter the MODE sub-menu. Select the desired
mode by rotating the scroll knob, and press the ENTER button to confirm your choice. Press the EXIT/MENU
button to return to the main menu.
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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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² with its factory settings. This
operation should take approximately 30 seconds.
8.1.5 Pulse² 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 Pulse², 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:
#1 = Source is on the Program output
#2 = Freeze enable
Solid green:
#1 = Source is on Preview
#2 = Function available for modification
#3 = Current output on Matrix mode
Blinking red:
Layer/source selected or is currently active
on the Program output
Blinking green:
Layer/source selected or is not currently
active on the Program output
8.2 Settings in Mixer mode
8.2.1 Source Input selection
Plug your sources using the 4 multi-plug inputs, 2 HDMI Inputs or 2 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: Inputs menu > Autoset all
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 INPUT: 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 Pulse² must be set according to the
machines plugged on your Pulse² 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 Output #1 (Program) or Output #2 (Preview) 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.
Output #1 > 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 Preview
Output menu, you can also match the output configuration the Program Output to the Preview Output by
checking the case Sync w/Out 1. It allows you to set up your outputs via the output 1 menu.
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,
- HDMI TYPE: set up the type of color space of your digital output,
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8.2.4 Output selection settings
- 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.
8.2.5 Preview features
The Preview output can display all adjustments before the TAKE.
All current layers for the Program are defined by a colorful frame on Preview. They are identified by a letter
and a number with the same color.
- Frame: Frx, with x of 1 to 8,
- Layer A: Ax, with xx of 1 to 8,
- Layer B: Bx, with xx of 1 to 8,
- Logo 1: L1x, with x of 1 to 8,
- Logo 2: L2x, with x of 1 to 8,
- Quick Frame.
Because the number of resources available is limited, the Preview displays only one live or still layer at a time.
The others are only identified by their colorful frame and their number.
8.2.6 Preview Id
The function disables all the display of ID information in Preview mode. The colored frames and numbers
indicating your source selection on each layer are disabled. To set up your Preview Id:
menu > Control > Functions > Preview Id
8.2.7 Working with layers
• To assign a source to a layer, press the Layer button, press the Source# you want to assign.
Ex: Layer A > Source #4
The source number 4 will be displayed in the Layer A.
Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen
• To delete a layer from the Preview screen:
Press Layers # > Press Black button
Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen
• To clear all layers on your Preview screen:
Hold the Black button at least 3 seconds
Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen
• To freeze a layer: Select a Layer > Press Freeze button
8.2.8 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,
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8.2.8 Working with layers functions
- Size Templates: adjust a specific size (Fullscreen, 1/2, 1/3, ...),
- Transparency: adjust the layer transparency,
- Border: choose the border and adjust its properties,
- FORCE TRANSITION: enable/disable the selected transitions,
- Opening and Closing effect: adjust the Open/Close effect type and duration,
- Smooth move: enable/disable smooth move,
- 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
Background live / PIP#1
PIP#2
Position
YES
YES
Size
YES
YES
Zoom
YES
YES
Transparency
YES
YES
Border
YES
YES
Opening effects
YES
YES
Closing effects
YES
YES
Smooth Move
YES
YES
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 6 layers stacked
from bottom to top as follows:
- Frame: one stored frame selected from 8 available,
- Layer A: one source selected from 8 inputs available,
- Layer B: one source selected from 8 inputs available,
- Logo 1: one stored logo selected from 8 available,
2 layers
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8.2.9 Opening transitions and closing live layers
- Logo 2: one stored logo selected from 8 available,
- Quick Frame: one of the 8 frames available.
8.2.9 Opening transitions and closing live layers
When transitioning live layers, depending on how many scalers are in use, the Pulse² 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 constraints 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 Pulse² 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 Pulse² locks on to new
sources and performs all openings.
8.2.10 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 #
• To adjust layers:
Press Layer# button > Then go into Layer adjut menu
Press TAKE to view the result on the Program screen
8.2.11 Layers with transitions & borders
Transitions
All the settings are available in the Layer menu after pressing the selected layer.
The transition effects have some shortcuts on the front panel too.
To use it: Press the selected Layer # > Press Effect button, then choose the opening/closing effect
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
B
Preview
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AB
B
Program
A
Preview
8.2.11 Layers with transitions & borders
- 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.
A
The Pulse² offers 21 seamless transition effects.
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
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8.2.12 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
8.2.12 Capturing frames
It is possible to store up to 8 frames in the Pulse² 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 or the Preview output,
- The disappearance of frames or logos on the Preview and 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.
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8.2.13 Working with frames
Attempting to use a frame at a different resolution will result in a partial frame display or a frame which does
not fill the screen.
During the capture, the output is outlined by a white border and includes the pixels into the white rectangle.
8.2.13 Working with frames
Frames are mainly used as backgrounds in a typical show or event setup, and can be recorded from any of
the Pulse² 8 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.
8.2.14 Opening transitions & closing still layers (logos or frames)
When transitioning still layers, depending on how many scalers are in use, the Pulse² 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.
8.2.15 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 #
8.2.16 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.
8.2.17 Capturing logos
To capture a logo, display the exact content you want to save on the Program or Preview screen, you can use
the freeze button if you want. Then follow these steps:
Logos/Frames menu > Record Logo menu > Pos/Size adjust > Store menu > logo#
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8.2.17 Capturing logos
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 Pulse².
The capture of logos can be done only with the following conditions:
- The capture can be done on the Program output or the Preview output
- 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.
• 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”.
8.2.18 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 > Pos/Size adjust > Store menu > logo#8
To set up your animation, you have several features available:
- Position / Size Adjustment
- Keying type
- Luma / Chroma key
- Recording time
- Cut out color
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8.2.19 Logos input setup menu
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 Pulse².
8.2.19 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#
8.2.20 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 or #2) button > Press Black
- Change: Press Logo (#1 or #2) button > Press another Input#
8.2.21 Logos as layer
Logos are under the layer rules, you will have direct access to settings by pressing the logo layer button. You
have 2 logos layers buttons available.
You can use the Pos/Size/Zoom adjustment menu and the Effect button from the front panel too.
8.2.22 Creating presets
The Pulse² 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 Save From Program or Save From Preview 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 Pulse² will choose the next available preset in the Pulse² memory).
By pressing the ENTER button, the Pulse² will ask you to confirm. Select Yes, your screen is memorized as a
preset.
8.2.23 Working with presets
The 8 user presets of the Pulse² 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. The preset will be displayed on your Preview screen.
2. Once you have selected your preset, simply press the TAKE button to view the result on your main screen.
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8.2.24 Working with audio
8.2.24 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.
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.
• Dynamic & Automatic adjustment of the layer to fit the source image borders (Black Stripe).
- 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)
• Pulse² allows to use a live source with green or blue (or any color) background and to key it over another
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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
Layer
Frame
Image live
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
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8.2.25 Special features
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 Pulse² 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.
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.
Non-Inverted mode
Keyed Away
Black level
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Visible Picture
Keyed Away
White level
8.2.25 Special features
- 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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8.3.1 Source Input selection
8.3 Settings in native Matrix mode
8.3.1 Source Input selection
Same as Mixer mode
8.3.2 Input selection settings
Same as Mixer mode
8.3.3 Working with layers
Same as Mixer mode
Settings
Layer A
Position
YES
Size
YES
Zoom
YES
Transparency
YES
Border
YES
Opening effects
YES
Closing effects
YES
Smooth Move
YES
The layers are used in the same way as the Mixer mode. A source has to be selected to activate the layers
settings. Each layer has its own settings, Layer A on Output #1 is not linked to Layer A on Output #2 in terms
of settings.
All layers settings are available in the Layer menu once the layer is selected.
NOTE: Take a look at the blinking of the Matrix mode button to always know on which output you are working
on.
8.3.4 Source Output selection
Same as Mixer mode.
NOTE: If you want to use HDCP content from your sources, be sure to plug HDCP compliant screens or
projectors. If it’s not the case, the output image could be disabled.
8.3.5 Output selection settings
To set up the outputs, go in the Output #1 or Output #2 menu and choose first the appropriate format/resolution and then the adapted rate for your screens by using the knob button and the ENTER button.
Output# > Output Format > Output rate
You can also in the Output #2 menu, synchronise all the changes from the Output #1 to the Output #2 by
checking the case Synch w/Out 1. It allows you to set up both outputs at the same time.
Output #2 > Synch w/Out 1
Try to use the native resolution of your screens/projectors in order to obtain the best image quality.
NOTE: The output status can provide you all information about the output in real time. This feature is particularly needed when HDCP is used thanks to the HDCP status.
All changes have to be validated by pressing the Ok button in order to be saved
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8.3.6 Working with native Matrix mode
Video out - For Pulse2 - Ref. PLS350-3G and Ref. PLS350-H only
Display mode
Presentation
Availability
Output #1
Menu > Video Out > Connection > Screen 1
YES
Output #2
Menu > Video Out > Connection > Screen 2
Matrix mode only
Output #1 & #2 side by side
Menu > Video Out > Connection > Screen HTiled
OUT #1
OUT #2
Matrix mode only
OUT #1
Output #1 & #2 Top and Bottom
Menu > Video Out > Connection > Screen VTiled
Matrix mode only
OUT #2
In native Matrix mode, the menu “Config.ode” allows you to choose recording Output #1 or Output #2.
In Matrix mode, the SDI output embeds audio from Output #1 and Output #2.
8.3.6 Working with native Matrix mode
To activate the native Matrix mode:
Mode Menu > Matrix mode Menu
You’ll find all menus from the Mixer mode in the main menu except some specific matrix function added.
To work with native Matrix mode, you have to use the Matrix # buttons first.
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.
8.3.7 Working with Cut, Fade or Transitions
All the transitions (Cut, Fade or Transitions) are available in the native Matrix mode. Although the Matrix
mode is activated, you will be able to perform powerful transition effects seamlessly. It can depend on your
configuration.
The Pulse² 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:
1 layer on each output > 2 scalers used > 2 seamless transitions
The frame and the logos are not considered as live layers and are not counted as using a scaler.
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8.4 Menu tree
8.3.8 Working with presets in Matrix mode
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.
8.3.9 Working with Mirror modes
Please see the Mirror mode features. (page 44)
8.4 Menu tree
MIXER MODE
MATRIX MODE
OUTPUT #1
OUTPUT #1
FORMAT:1920X1080
RATE: 50.00HZ
LOCK: INTERNAL
FORMAT:1920X1080
RATE: 50.00HZ
LOCK: INTERNAL
| PROG.|PRVW.
---------+---------+---------Logo2 |Logo#1|Logo#8
Logo1 |Logo#1|Logo#7
LayerB|DVI 1 |DVI 2
LayerA|Input1|Input8
Frame |Frame1|Frame8
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|SCR#1 |SCR#2
---------+----------+--------LayerA|Input1 |SDI 2
OUTPUT #2
OUTPUT #2
FORMAT:1920X1080
RATE: 50.00HZ
LOCK: INTERNAL
FORMAT:1920X1080
RATE: 50.00HZ
LOCK: INTERNAL
8.4 Menu tree
The following menu tree provides the sections of the MIDRA’s menus.
Please note that the availability of the sections depends of the reference and the configuration of your
device.
MENU
[...]
MODE
OUTPUT
VIDEO OUT
MIXER
SYNC W.OUT1
CONFIG MODE
MATRIX
OUTPUT STATUS
CONNECTION
OUTPUT FORMAT
OUTPUT STATUS
OUTPUT RATE
OUTPUT FORMAT
GAMMA
OUTPUT RATE
FLICKER FILTER
BACKGRND COLOR
ANALOG TYPE
ADJUST
DVI TYPE
GAMMA
DVI AS HDMI
FLICKER FILTER
HDMI DETECTION
SHARPNESS
CENTERING PIC
UNDER OVERSCAN
TEST PATTERN
CENTERING PIC
TEST PATTERN
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8.4 Menu tree
MENU
[...]
INPUTS
PRESET
IMAGE
CONFIG STATUS
PRESET MNGT
AUTO CENTERING
AUTOSET ALL
PRESET LAYOUTS
BLANKING ADJUST
SYNC. STATUS
STEP BACK
CROPPING
INPUT #
SAVE PRESET
OPTIMIZE
LOAD PRESET
UNDER/OVER
ERASE PRESET
ASPECT IN
INPUT STATUS
AUTOSET
FREEZE
ACTIVE PLUG
INPUT SETTINGS
PREDIFINE CROP
ASPECT OUT
SHARPNESS
COLORIMETRY
TYPE
AUTOSET
ENABLE
SYNCHRONIZED
VCR MODE
HDCP ENABLE
H. SYNC LOAD
3D COMBO FILTER
FORMAT
AUDIO INPUT
EDID
STATUS
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COMPONENT LEVEL
LOW LATENCY
2:2 PULLDOWN
3:2 PULLDOWN
RESET SETTINGS
8.4 Menu tree
MENU
[...]
KEYING TITLING
TYPE
LUMA KEY
CHROMA KEY
TITLING ALPHA
INVERT KEYING
SCREEN SETTINGS
SCREEN #
BACKGRND COLOR
QUICK FRAME
AUTO TAKE
PRESET TOOGLE
LAYER
LAYER COPY MODE
LAYER ADJUST
LAYER ZOOM
SIZE TEMPLATES
TRANSPARENCY
BORDER
OPENING EFFECT
CLOSING EFFECT
SMOOTH MOVE
STATUS
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8.4 Menu tree
MENU
[...]
LOGOS FRAME
LAYER
AUDIO
ORIGIN FOR REC.
AUDIO MODE
VERSIONS
RECORD FRAMES
SOURCE SETTINGS
CONNECTION
RECORD LOGOS
# INPUT
RS232/LAN
RECORD ANIM
MUTE
RS232 BAURATE
ERASE
STEREO
LAN SETUP
ANALOG GAIN
FUNCTIONS
AUTOLOCK
LEVEL BALANCE
DIGITAL OUTPUT
AUTO QUICKFRAME
OUTPUT
DYNAMIC FIT
PREVIEW ID
PRESET MODE
BREAKAWAY
HIDE UNUSED
TOP LAYER FOLLOW
FREEZE MODE
MASTER MUTE
STAND BY
STEREO
DATE/TIME
ANALOG LEVEL
HDCP SUMMARY
MASTER VOLUME
FRONT PANEL
BALANCE
KEY LOCKING
SOURCE
MATRIX TK MODE
DELAY MODE
LCD BRIGHTNESS
AUDIO DELAY
KEY BRIGHTNESS
1KHZ OSC
OUTPUT LIST
SOURCE
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[...]
8.4 Menu tree
[...]
RESET ERASE
RESET LAYERS
ERASE MEMORIES
ERASE PRESETS
ERASE CUST. FRMT
DEFAUT VALUES
TECH SUPPORT
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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 encryption 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 Pulse² is fully HDCP compliant, meaning that you will be able to use the Pulse² to accept HDCP protected
sources and route them to any HDCP protected outputs. As Analog Way is a licensed HDCP adaptor, this also
means that the Pulse² is prevented from displaying any HDCP protected images on any non-HDCP compliant
outputs (as is the case for all licensed 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 guarantee
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 licensing forbids these devices
from capturing HDCP protected content.
HDCP is not supported on connection formats such as composite, component, S.Video, 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 licensing 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 equipped 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 Pulse². 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 nonHDCP protected content (such as a Keynote presentation or the desktop). When a computer first connects
to an HDCP compliant device such as the Pulse², it learns the capabilities of the device through the EDID
connection. Upon seeing the HDCP compatibility of the attached Pulse², devices like the Mac computers will
immediately attempt to use HDCP encryption at all times, despite the content currently displayed on the
computer screen. Since this source would now be considered an HDCP protected source, the Pulse² 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 Pulse² 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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10.2 HDBaseTTM
10.2 HDBaseTTM
HDBaseT is a global standard of the transmission of high-definition video and audio, Ethernet, controls, USB
and up to 100W of power over a single cable, for up to 100M/328ft.
The Pulse2-H (Ref. PLS350-H) is fully compliant with the HDBaseT Specifications.
Equipped with HDBaseT receivers and transmitters, the Pulse2-H is able to input video, embedded audio,
Ethernet pass-through and manage a Power over Ethernet feed (30W) and to output video, embedded audio,
Ethernet, plus a bidirectional Serial connection and a IR connection.
The bidirectional serial and the IR connection are output via the 5-pin MCO connectors associated to the
HDBaseT port.
Based on the HDBaseT specifications of the HDBaseT Alliance, the Pulse2-H is compatible with the list of
HDBaseT products referenced by the HDBaseT alliance. The full list of available products are listed at https://
hdbaset.org/advanced-search/
In case of issue with your installation, the HDBaseT alliance has released a troubleshoot guide.
The document is available at http://installers.hdbaset.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Installers-10commandments.pdf and the content of the document is :
1. LAN is the Cable
HDBaseT runs on a regular cable (Cat5E or above), so any best practices regarding Ethernet installations also
apply here. Cable performance is defined by the quality of the cable, the distance of the connection, the
handling of the cable and the video resolution expected. A rule of thumb is that the higher resolution, the
better the cable should be. The same goes for distance.
The cabling infrastructure in any project is likely to be around for a long time -it should last longer than
any other component in the network, and choice of cable should take into consideration new applications,
additional users and potential expansions of the whole systems.
2. Thou shalt not untwist your wires unnecessarily
There is a reason that the wires are twisted: it cancels out electromagnetic interference (EMI) from external
sources and crosstalk from neighboring conductors. When terminating the cable, make sure not to untwist
more than half-an-inch (and preferable a quarter-of-an-inch) form the point of termination, and remove as
little of the sheath as possible.
3. Thou shalt handle your cable with care
LAN cable are fairly resilient. Yet, any rough handling, such as tight tie wraps, clamping or stapling can
damage the cable, compromising performance or event preventing signal transmission. Tie cables loosely
with appropriate cable wraps, and make sure to use appropriate cable support systems when too many
cables are involved, such as trays, carriers or J-hooks. If pulling cables is necessary, make sure not to pull
too hard because that also may cause pairs to untwist and degrade performance. Cable physical protection
safeguards the integrity of data transmission.
4. Thou shalt not overbend your cables
Another important issue for cable integrity is the bend radius. Bend radius is the inside curve of the cable
during and agter installation. It is best to keep the minimum bend radius at least at four times the diameter
of the cable – that means that the cable should not be bent below that radius, so as not to damage it and
compromise signal transmission. Overbending may lossent or otherwise modify the wire twisting and increase
susceptibility to external noise and near-end crosstalk within the cable.
5. Thou shalt keep your cables away from power sources
Cables should be kept at a distance of at least 12 inches from power cables. In an environment prone to high
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EMI, it is best to use shielded cables. Most Cat5e cables are unshielded, which makes them more flexible,
durable and inexpensive. But they are also more susceptible to EMI. If using unshielded cables, keep them
away from any source of EMI such as other cables, transformers and light fixtures. In high RF environments,
it is best to use shielded cables.
The same applies to shielded connectors. In a shielded connector, the signal pins are surrounded by a metal
shield and further reduce electromagnetic interference. Shielded connectors provide a better fit and therefore
better performance.
6. Thou shalt mind your distances carefully
HDBaseT delivers the 5Play feature set over 100m/328ft. One of the factors that affects distance is the quality
of the cable used, the working environment, and the video resolution expected. Higher quality cable will
keep the signal better than low quality cable over distances. A noise-free environment will deliver better
performance over the distance than a noisy or EMI-prone environment. Some HDBaseT equipment allows for
Long Reach connectivity -150m/492ft- for lower resolutions of 720p.
7. Thou shalt not use patch cords unnecessarily
If possible, avoid patch cords or cables altogether, as every connection introduces losses in the transmission.
If absolutely necessary, make sure to use less than two per cable run and keep each less than five meters
from the end.
8. Thou shalt terminate carefully
One of the advantages of HDBaseT’s using of LAN cables os that they are easily field terminated. That means
there is no need to pre-measure cables and bring all the set-up ready ahead of time, saving time & money.
Make sure to use proper equipment for termination, such as cable strippers, electrician scissors, and crimpers.
Alos, make sure that both ends of the cable are wired according to the same scheme, either T568A or T568B.
Never use both in the same installation. It is also recommended to check with HDBaseT manufacturers which
scheme their products are optimized and equalized for, to take full advantage of the expected performance.
9. Thou shalt be thorough and test, test, test
Testing is crucial to guarantee both cable quality and signal integrity. Pre-testing ca save hours and resources
from troubleshooting any issue ahead of time. During and after installation, a professional test equipment
will check connections and transmission of the installed infrastructure, beyond broken or mismatched wires,
but also any hidden issues that may cause interference or loss of signal. Make sure to test every cable as it is
installed and terminated, to identify individual problems as the installation goes.
10. Thou shalt be organized
Document and label all cabling components to facilitate any upgrades or expansions later, including
diagrams. Remove any abandoned cables to prevent accidents or fire hazards. Avoid routing cables through
pipes and holes, which may limit additional future cable runs.
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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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12. Contact information
12. CONTACT INFORMATION
GERMANY
UNITED KINGDOM
FRANCE
ITALY
UNITED STATES
SINGAPORE
The Americas
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Asia Pacific
Analog Way SAS - Headquarters
Tel.: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 60
Analog Way Pte Ltd
Tel.: +65 6292 5800
2/4 rue Georges Besse
92160 Antony
FRANCE
Analog Way Inc.
Tel.: +1 (678) 487 6644
Toll free: +1 855 353 4988
3047 Summer Oak Place
Buford, GA 30518
USA
Sales/General information:
[email protected]
Sales/General information:
[email protected]
Sales/General information:
[email protected]
Technical support:
[email protected]
Tel.: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 76
Technical support:
[email protected]
Technical support:
[email protected]
Analog Way Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)160 90 624 624
Tel.: +49 (0)160 97 539 542
[email protected]
Analog Way Italy
Tel.: +39 02 39493943
[email protected]
Analog Way UK
Tel.: +44 (0) 7774 143472
Tel.: +44 (0) 7946 303271
[email protected]
152 Beach Road
#15-03 Gateway East
SINGAPORE 189721
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13.1 Crestron 3 series
13. APPENDICES
13.1 Crestron 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 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.
- 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.
Pulse² training video (mixer mode) available on www.analogway.com
and YouTube (analogwaytv)
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