USER MANUAL

USER MANUAL
USER MANUAL
PRELIMINARY
NeXtage 16
Ref. NXT1604
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1. TRADEMARKS
2. INTRODUCTION
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
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
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4. HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
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By following these simple steps you will be able to obtain the most from your powerful NeXtage 16 and its
many features.
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 Monitoring output
4.8 Communication specifications
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4.8.1 Serial interface
4.8.2 LAN interface
4.8.3 Protocol
4.8.4 IP address
4.8.5 USB host interface
4.8.6 Compliance
4.9 Environmental specifications
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4.10 HDCP management
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5. Connecting the NeXtage 16
5.1 Description
5.1.1 Rear panel
5.1.2 Front panel
6. Controlling the NeXtage 16
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6.3.1 Setup
6.3.2 Edition
6.3.3 Live
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6.1 Web-based RCS requirement
6.2 Connecting with the Web RCS
6.3 Web RCS top Menu
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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
7. Operating the NeXtage 16 FROM THE Web RCS
7.1 Functional mode
7.2 Display configurations
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7.2.1 Single device configuration
7.2.2 Multiple device configuration
7.3 Setup
7.3.1 Internal rate
7.3.2 Link
7.3.3 Outputs section
7.3.4 Screens
7.3.5 Inputs section
7.3.6 Logos
7.3.7 Native background section
7.3.8 The miscellaneous section
7.3.9 Output management
7.3.10 Input management
7.3.11 Library management
7.3.12 Logo management
7.3.13 Confidence management
7.3.14 Monitoring management
7.3.15 Blending management
7.3.16 Services management (update)
7.3.17 Control management
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7.4 Edition
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7.4.1 Layer management
7.4.2 Layer adjustments
7.4.3 Layer selection and native background
7.4.4 Effects
7.4.5 Preset load and save management
7.4.6 Logos and Frames management
7.5 Live
8. Operating through the front panel
8.1 Front panel
8.1.1 LCD screen
8.1.2 Front panel buttons
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8.2 Menu tree
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10. Assembling and devices coupling
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9. Additional remote control systems
11. Maintenance and support
11.1 Auto Calibration
11.2 Remote maintenance
11.3 Dashboard (Web RCS)
12. Applications note and tips
12.1 HDCP
13. Warranty
13.1 Warranty conditions
13.2 Repair and return instructions
13.3 Return conditions
14. Contact information
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1. Trademarks
1. TRADEMARKS
2. INTRODUCTION
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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.
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Thank you for choosing the Analog Way NeXtage 16. Before you start setting up your NeXtage 16 for the
first time, please read through all of the documentation to become familiar with its powerful features. The
NeXtage 16 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. NeXtage 16 enables you to
work with live or still (Frame) background sources — visually in back of all other sources.
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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. Up to 4 independent true-seamless scaled layers
are available on the NeXtage 16.
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. NeXtage 16 offers various slides, wipes, and fades for
dynamic PIP entrances and exits. A “flying” PIP is also possible using vertical, horizontal, diagonal, or curved
movement. A PIP is considered a layer.
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FRAME: a “Frame” is a full screen image which is selected from one of the still Frames you can capture or load
to the NeXtage 16. A Frame can be flash captured and imported from any video or computer source plugged
into the machine. It can also be loaded to the device from a USB key.
LOGO: a “Logo” is a part of a screen image that can be flash captured and imported from any video or computer
source, by keying or image cut-out. A Logo can be positioned anywhere on the screen. The NeXtage 16 can
also resize the logo to be displayed in any size on the screen. An animated logo is also available.
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KEYING: “Key” is an electronic process whereby onean 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 cutting out either a color (Chroma Key,) and
removing content based onor its brightness or luminance levels is called a (Luma Key). Keys are typically used
for titles, Logos and special effects. NeXtage 16 allows you to key use a live source with Luma or Chroma key
effects with green or blue background and to display key it over any other source or sources.
SCREEN: A “Screen” is a destination where the picture will be displayed. For example, it could be a single
display or a projection surface or which can be composed of one or several outputs. Each screen might be
used to composed with one or several layers.
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.
WEB RCS: Web browser based Remote Control Software used to control, set up, and operate the device.
SOFT EDGE: Soft Edge blending technology is used to compensate for the overlap or covering area when two
(or more) video projectors are combined to display a continuous content across one screen. The resulting
image will appear as though it were a single unified picture.
HARD EDGE: Hard Edge technology is used to display continuous content using to several outputs without
any overlap or covering area. The outputs are “side by side”, they don’t overlap or share pixel information.
(Opposed to Soft Edge where some parts of the image are simultaneously on several displays.)
CONFIDENCE MONITOR: Confidence monitoring consists on using an output to display a specific content
such as another screen, input or combination there-of. You can display one of the main outputs or Preview
output content. For example, you might use the confidence monitor to show both the presenter’s laptop
input as well as the Program screen on a single display.
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4.1.1 English
4. HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
4.1 Safety instructions
4.1.1 English
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All of the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated and should
be maintained for further reference. Please follow all of the warnings on this product and its operating
instructions.
• WARNING: To prevent the risk of electric shock and fire, do not expose this device to rain, humidity or
intense heat sources (such as heaters and direct sunlight). Slots and openings in the device are provided for
ventilation and to avoid overheating. Make sure the device is never placed near a textile surface that could
block the openings. Also keep away from excessive dust, vibrations and shocks.
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• 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 main switch On (I) & Off (O). The Switch ON and OFF are
initiated by the main switch.
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Caution: T he 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.
• OPENINGS: Never push objects of any kind into this product through the openings. If liquids have been
spilled or objects have fallen into the device, unplug it immediately and have it checked by a qualified
technician.
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4.1.2 French
4.1.2 French
Afin de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de cet appareil nous vous conseillons de bien lire toutes les
consignes de sécurité et de fonctionnement avant utilisation. Conservez les instructions de sécurité et de
fonctionnement afin de pouvoir les consulter ultérieurement. Respectez toutes les consignes marquées dans la
documentation, sur le produit et sur ce document.
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• 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.
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• 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 interrupteur général (Marche I / Arrêt O), la
mise en tension et la mise hors tension se font en actionnant cet interrupteur général.
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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 :
- L e matériel relié à demeure au réseau, doit avoir un dispositif de sectionnement facilement accessible
qui doit être incorporé à l’extérieur de l’appareil.
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ébrancher 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.
• OUVERTURES ET ORIFICES : Les appareils peuvent comporter des ouvertures (aération, fentes, etc...),
veuillez ne jamais y introduire d’objets et ne jamais obstruer ses ouvertures. Si un liquide ou un objet
pénètre à l’intérieur de l’appareil, débranchez immédiatement l’appareil et faites-le contrôler par un
personnel qualifié avant de le remettre en service.
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4.1.3 Italian
4.1.3 Italian
Allo scopo di capire meglio il funzionamento di questa apparecchiatura vi consigliamo di leggere bene
tutti i consigli di sicurezza e di funzionamento prima dell’utilizzo. Conservare le istruzioni di sicurezza e di
funzionamento al fine di poterle consultare ulteriormente. Seguire tutti i consigli indicati su questo manuale
e sull’apparecchiatura.
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• 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.
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LIMENTAZIONE: 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
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AVO DI ALIMENTAZIONE: Gli apparecchi con un interrutore (commutatore) generale (Accesso I : Speuto 0),
accendere ou spagnere l’apparecchio si fa usando l’interrutore.
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.
• APERTURE DI VENTILAZIONE: Le apparecchiature possono comportare delle aperture di ventilazione, si
prega di non introdurre mai oggetti o ostruire le sue fessure. Se un liquido o un oggetto penetra all’interno
dell’apparecchiatura, disconnetterla e farla controllare da personale qualificato prima di rimetterla in
servizio.
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4.1.4 German
4.1.4 German
Um den Betrieb dieses Geräts zu verstehen, raten wir Ihnen vor der Inbetriebnahme alle Sicherheits und
Betriebsanweisungen genau zu lesen. Diese Sicherheits- und Betriebsanweisungen für einen späteren Gebrauch
sicher aufbewahren. Alle in den Unterlagen, an dem Gerät und hier angegebenen Sicherheitsanweisungen
einhalten.
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• 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.
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• 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: Da die Geräte über einen Hauptschalter (An I/ Aus 0) verfügen, erfolgt die Stromversorgung
und -unterbrechung über diesen Hauptschalter.
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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.
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enn 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.
• ÖFFNUNGEN UND MUNDUNGEN: Die Geräte können über Öffnungen verfügen (Belüftung, Schlitze, usw.).
Niemals Gegenstände in die Öffnungen einführen oder die Öffnungen verschließen. Wenn eine Flüssigkeit
oder ein Gegenstand in das Gerät gelangt, den Stecker herausziehen und es vor einer neuen Inbetriebnahme
von qualifiziertem Fachpersonal überprüfen lassen.
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4.1.5 Spanish
4.1.5 Spanish
Para comprender mejor el funcionamiento de este aparato, le recomendamos que le acuidadosamente todas
las consignas de seguridad y de funcionamiento del aparato antes de usarlo. Conserve las instrucciones de
seguridad y de funcionamiento para que pueda consultarlas posteriormente. Respete todas las consignas
indicadas en la documentación, relacionadas con el producto y este documento.
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• 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.
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• 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
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• CABLE DE ALIMENTACIÓN: Los equipos incluyan interruptor general de alimentación (Encender I /Apagar
0), la puesta en marcha o desconexión se realiza por medio de este interruptor.
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.
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EPARACIÓN 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.
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BERTURAS 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
CAUTION!
Mounting using only the front
rack ears is sufficient for fixed
installations. Additional support,
such as the rear rack support or
slide rails, is required for mobile
applications, and recommended
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• 1 x Power supply cord
• 1 x Ethernet cross cable (for device control)
• 1 x Web-based Remote Control Software included and hosted on the device
• 1 x Rack mount kit
• 1 x User manual (PDF version)*
• 1 x Quick start guide*
* User manual and Quick start guide are also 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: 14. Contact information).
4.3 Rack mount information
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Rack mounting: The NeXtage 16 is compatible with a 19” enclosure. Please follow the instructions below to
install the device in a 19” rack.
Caution: The NeXtage 16 weighs 30.86LBS (14Kg). Please provide appropriate support to the frame during
installation. First, place ears on each side of the device (ref: 180469) Place the device in your rack. Attach the
device to the rack by using 2 screws through the ears (screws not included).
Additional support, such as the rear rack support or slide rails, is required. The NeXtage 16 is equipped with
drill holes designed for compatibility with rack mount (ref: 180489). Use 4 screws M4x10 countersinck on
both sides of the unit. Adjust the size of the rail in order to fill your rack.
A lacing bar is provided with the rack mount kit (ref: 180489). Install it with the M4x10 screws according to
your cables position.
Connect all of the cables to the device and attach them to the lacing bar with the help of tie wraps.
IMPORTANT:
- The openings in the front and rear panels of the device are for cooling. Air flows from front to back. Do not
cover these openings to avoid cutting air circulation.
- 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
NeXtage 16. It is strongly advised to avoid using front handles as rests for your NeXtage 16, they
are designed for manipulation purposes only.
If required, front handles of the device can be dismantled, but with caution. The original screws removed
can 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 NeXtage 16. Please refer to the hardware
specifications chapter to find the most suitable cables for your operations.
4.5.1 Signal descriptions
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For each type of signal, here are the levels and the impedance accepted by the NeXtage 16.
Analog SDTV
Digital SDTV
Levels
Impedance
Composite
0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
75 Ω
S. Video
Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
C = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
YUV
Y = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
U = 0,7 Vpp
V = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
RGsB
R = 0,7 Vpp
G = 0,7 Vpp + 0,3 Vpp
B = 0,7 Vpp
R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp
75 Ω
S = 0,3 Vpp 75 Ω
or
S = TTL
Analog 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
SD-SDI
YUV - 10 bits – 4.2.2 - 270 Mb/s
No payload ID management
Only A-level type
DVI
RGB ou YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS
HDMI
RGB or YUV – 10 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – TMDS
DisplayPort
RGB or YUV – 10 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – Main Link
Digital EDTV
Type
Characteristics
DVI
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 16/235 - TMDS
HDMI
RGB or YUV – 10 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – TMDS
DisplayPort
RGB or YUV – 10 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – Main Link
S = 0,3 Vpp 75 Ω
or
S = TTL
Analog HDTV
These formats are compatible with bi-level and trilevel sync on 1 or 3 wires.
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Characteristics
R, G, B = 75 Ω
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Type
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
Digital HDTV
Type
Characteristics
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
DisplayPort
RGB or YUV – 8 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 16/235 – Main Link
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
R, G, B = 0,7 Vpp
RGBHV
Type
Characteristics
75 Ω
DVI
RGB – 8 bits – 4.4.4 – 0/255 - TMDS
HDMI®
R, G, B = 75 Ω
RGB or YUV – 10 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 0/255 – TMDS
DiplayPort
RGB or YUV – 10 bits – 4.4.4 or 4.2.2
– 0/255 – Main Link
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
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The NeXtage 16 can support all the following video formats:
SDTV formats
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
Vertical frequency
Horizontal frequency
59.94Hz/60Hz
31.47 KHz
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31.25 KHz
EDTV formats
Standard
Size
480p
525/480p
576p
625/576p
50Hz
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. This corresponds to 1600x1200 @ 60 Hz with
reduced blanking
4.5.4 Input Computer formats
The NeXtage 16 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 NeXtage 16 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 NeXtage 16 offers a list of pre-defined output formats. The list of output formats is always displayed from
increasing number of pixels per line and then number of lines.
Size
Aspect ratio
Frequency
50 Hz
60 Hz
VGA
640x480
4/3
Yes
WVGA
848x480
16/9
Yes
SVGA
800x600
4/3
Yes
720p
1280x720
16/9
Yes
1024x768
4/3
Yes
1280x768
5/3
Yes
SWXGA
1360x768
16/9
Yes
1366x768
1366x768
16/9
Yes
WXGA2
1280x800
16/9
Yes
SWXGAP
1366x800
5/3
Yes
900p
1440x900
16/10
SXGA
1280x1024
5/4
SXGAP
1400x1050
5/3
1600x1200
4/3
1680x1050
16/9
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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WXGA
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1080p
1920x1080
16/9
Yes
Yes
WUXGA
1920x1200
16/9
Yes
Yes
2K
2048x1080
17/9
Yes
Yes
QXGA*
2048x1536
4/3
Yes
Yes
WQHD*
2560x1440
16/9
Yes
Yes
WQXGA*
2560x1600
16/10
Yes
Yes
*Dual-Link format
4.6 Input specifications
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The NeXtage 16 offers two input modules. Each input module contains 4 inputs.
Each input is composed of several plugs. A plug corresponds to a socket on the rear panel.
The following types of plugs are available on the rear panel:
- 4-Lanes DisplayPort in version 1.1a (can accept a Dual-Link DVI input via a non-supplied active adaptor)
- HDMI
- Single DVI-I / Dual-Link DVI-D (DVI-I connector),
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC),
- Universal Analog (HD-15)
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4.6 Input specifications
The NeXtage 16 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.
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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 format regarding the input plug type:
Formats
Signals
Universal Analog Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Analog SDTV - Analog EDTV - Analog HDTV - Analog Computer
DVI-A Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Analog SDTV - Analog EDTV - Analog HDTV - Analog Computer
DVI-D Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
DisplayPort Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
HDMI Input
SDTV - EDTV - HDTV - Computer
Digital SDTV - Digital EDTV - Digital HDTV - Digital Computer
3G/HD/SD-SDI Input
SDTV - HDTV
Digital SDTV - Digital HDTV
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WARNING: Only the video signal is processed for the HDMI®, 3G/HD/SD-SDI and DisplayPort inputs; the
embedded audio is not 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.
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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. Each input can be used
independently except with the Dual-Link and Dual-Head configuration which are using two inputs.
Standard
Size
HD-15
3G-SDI
HDMI
2-Lanes
DisplayPort
4-Lanes3 Dis- Single-Link
playPort
DVI-I
Dual-Link
DVI-D
NTSC
525/480i
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
PAL
625/576i
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
SECAM
625/576i
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
480p
525/480p
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
576p
625/576p
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
720p
1280x720
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1035i
1920x1035
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080i
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080p
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080sF
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080p
1920x1080
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DCDM
2048x1080
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
VGA
640x480
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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4.6 Input specifications
4-Lanes3 Dis- Single-Link
playPort
DVI-I
Dual-Link
DVI-D
Standard
Size
HD-15
3G-SDI
HDMI
2-Lanes
DisplayPort
800x480
800x480
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WVGA
848x480
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SVGA
800x600
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1280x600
1280x600
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1280x720
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XGA
1024x768
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WXGA
1280x768
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SWXGA
1360x768
Yes
No
1366x768
1366x768
Yes
No
800p RGB
1280x800
Yes
No
SWXGA+
1366x800
Yes
No
1152x864
1152x864
Yes
No
900p RGB
1440x900
Yes
No
1600x900
1600x900
Yes
No
960p RGB
1280x960
Yes
No
1280x1024
Yes
1360x1024
Yes
DILA4/3
1364x1024
Yes
SXGA+
1400x1050
Yes
WSXGA+
1680x1050
Yes
1080p RGB
1920x1080
Yes
2K
2048x1080
Yes1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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SXGA
1360x1024
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720p RGB
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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1600x1200
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WUXGA
1920x1200
Yes1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1920x1440
1920x1440
Undersampled
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No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
QXGA4
2048x1536
Undersampled2
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
2560x1600
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
WQXGA
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Notes:
1) Reduced Blanking
2) The signal is under-sampled: the image cannot be reproduced on 1:1 scaling (i.e. a 1920x1440 signal is under-sampled and then
stretched horizontally to fit on a 1920x1440 image. The quality is not as good as it could be with a properly sampled signal)
3) 4-Lanes DisplayPort in version 1.1a (accept a Dual-Link DVI input via a non-supplied active adaptor)
4) Dual-Link format
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4.7 Output specifications
4.7.1 Standard output
The NeXtage 16 has one standard output module.
The standard module contains two outputs with the
following plugs:
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (two clone outputs via 1 BNC and 1 dual
video optical SFP module),
- Analog Computer/Video (HD15),
- DVI: Dual-Link DVI-I for output #1 and Single-Link DVI-I on
output #2 (both with DVI-I connectors).
When using the standard output module for a dual-link DVI connection, connect the display to output #1.
Output #2 will not be available when outputting a Dual-link DVI connection.
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4.7.2 Monitoring output
Please see the formats available on the output:
Format
Signal
Analog Computer/Video Ouput
HDTV
Computer
Analog HDTV
Analog Computer
DVI-I Dual-Link Output
HDTV
Computer
Digital HDTV
Digital Computer
3G-SDI Output
HDTV
Digital HDTV
Dual Video Optical SFP Module
HDTV
Digital HDTV
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4.7.2 Monitoring output
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This module contains one output with the following plugs:
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI (1 x BNC),
- Analog Computer/Video (HD15),
- Dual-Link DVI-I (DVI-I),
- Analog SDTV (4 × BNC: Composite, YC, YUV, RGBS).
Please see the output formats of the monitoring output:
Format
Signal
SDTV
Analog SDTV
Video Y Pb Pr Output
SDTV
Analog SDTV
Video RGBSTTL Output
SDTV
Analog SDTV
Analog Computer / Video Output
SDTV
EDTV
HDTV
Computer
Analog SDTV
Analog EDTV
Analog HDTV
Analog Computer
DVI-I Dual-Link Output
SDTV
EDTV
HDTV
Computer
Digital SDTV
Digital EDTV
Digital HDTV
Digital Computer
SD-HD-3G-SDI Output
SDTV
HDTV
Digital SDTV
Digital HDTV
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Video Y/C Output
4.8 Communication specifications
4.8.1 Serial interface
A RS-232 compliant link is available through a DB-9
connector. It is only used for maintenance purpose.
Link
Baud rate
RS-232 Link
Will depend on debug application
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4.8.2 LAN interface
4.8.2 LAN interface
4.8.3 Protocol
Protocol
Availability
TCP
Yes
UDP
Yes
4.8.4 IP address
Availability
Yes
DHCP
Yes
4.8.5 USB host interface
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Address allocation
Static user defined address
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A standard LAN interface is available through a RJ-45 connector (at 10/100/1000 Mbps)
- It permits controlling and updating the device
- It permits transferring Frames and Logos
- It permits transferring configuration and log files
- It permits connectivity with a web-client for the Web RCS application
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- One is located on the front panel,
- Four are located on the rear panel.
It is used to transfer Frames, Logos, configuration, log files and updates.
4.8.6 Compliance
This interface is fully compliant with USB 2.0 High Speed specification (up to 480 Mbps).
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Class
Availability
SCSI Mass Storage
Yes
Pin number
Function
1
5V
2
D-
3
D+
4
Ground
4.9 Environmental specifications
4.9 Environmental specifications
Dimensions:
Weight:
 W 482 x D 544 x H 133 mm with rack mount and handles
1
9”W x 24,41”D x 5.24”H
 14 kg / 30.86 lb
(Compatible with a Standard
19” rack, Height = 3 U)
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7, 52”W x 24,41”D x 5.24”H
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• Cooling air flows from front side to rear.
• Max ambient operating temperature: < 40°C (< 104°F).
• Operating temperature: 0 to +40°C / +32°F to +104°F
• Storage temperature: -25 to +85°C / -13°F to +185°F
• Operating humidity: 10 to 80% (non condensing)
• Input voltage range: 100-240 VAC autosensing, 50/60 Hz
• Typical consumption: 225 W
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Electrical Security:
• IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd Edition); Am 1:2009
• E N 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
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Environment:
• RoHS
• WEEE
Use/transport:
• E TS 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
• E TS 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
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- Hot plug,
- 3-second period attempt.
4.10.3 Keys’ checking
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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
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an HDCP protected source is placed into a layer routed to a non-protected output, the NeXtage 16 will not
output the protected content on this non-protected output, and the layer will be muted.
If possible, the NeXtage 16 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
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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 NeXtage 16 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 NeXtage 16 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
- A Web RCS application map that displays a diagram with all the input/output status
- On the monitoring output, the HDCP status of each input will be indicated.
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5.1.1 Rear panel
5. CONNECTING THE NEXTAGE 16
5.1 Description
5.1.1 Rear panel
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1. Power supply: 100-240 VAC; 4.8A; 50/60Hz; 225W; internal, autoswitchable
2. Inputs #1 to #8:
- 4 x HDMI
- 6 x DVI-I (Dual link available on Inputs #2 and #6)
- 2 x DisplayPort (Dual link available on Inputs #4 and #8)
- 8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 8 x Universal Analog(4 x HD15 & 4 x DVI-A)
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3. Program output #1 - Preview output #2: - 2 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 2 x DVI-I (DVI Dual-Link on output #1)
- 2 x Video Optical SFP module cage
- 3G/HD/SD-SDI
4. Preview/Monitoring:
- 1 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 1 x DVI-I
- 2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 1 x RGBs analog output
5. Tally, GPI-O connector
6. Ethernet plug
7. Frame Lock: Analog Frame Lock plug and specific loop output
8. Display output (not active)
9. Devices sync.: Used for effect sync in multi-machine mode.
10. RS232 port: Reserved for maintenance
11. 4 x USB plugs
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5.1.2 Front panel
5.1.2 Front panel
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2. 4,3’’ TFT color display (with WVGA resolution)
3. Contextual buttons
4. Menu scroll knob
5. Source selection: #1 to #8: access Frame #1 to #4 or Logo #5 to #8 - Color: fill in a layer with a color
6. Edit: Program: edit Program - Preview: edit Preview
7. Step Back: Recall the last preset into your Preview monitor
8. TAKE: Transition the pre-selected sources onto the Program output with the selected effects
9. Screen: #1 to #2: select a screen
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10. S ource control: Frame logo: press before selecting the Logo/Frame number - Freeze: freeze the input
linked to the current layer on the Program
11. Layer control: Clear: clear a layer - Aspect Image Layer: adjust Layer properties
12. Layer selection: Native Background: not scaled layer - A/B/C/D: scaled layers
13. Preset: Load: load a preset - Save: save a preset
14. Control: Exit/Menu: Home menu or back one level - Enter: validate the menu or command
15. USB plug
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6.1 Web-based RCS requirement
6. CONTROLLING THE NEXTAGE 16
6.1 Web-based RCS requirement
The recommended requirements are:
- Adobe Flash® player 11.3
- 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
Web browser:
- IE v9 or above
- Chrome v20 or above
- Firefox v14 or above
- Safari v5 or above
- Opera v10 or above
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The Web RCS has been optimized for Chrome web
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The NeXtage 16 can be controlled and operated either via the Front Panel, from your computer via the
webRCS, or via one or our Event Controllers. (Control of the NeXtage 16 can also be integrated into automation
and control systems, contact your local technical support for more details.)
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To be connected, 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.
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By default, the network settings on the NeXtage 16 are
Default IP Address: 192.168.2.140
Default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default port: 80
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
Then into your web browser, please enter directly the IP address or
host name of the NeXtage 16 into the address bar of your browser:
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6.3 Web RCS top Menu
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Once connected this screen will appear:
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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 your IP address. It must have a unique IP address on the same network as your NeXtage 16.
- You may need to temporarily disable any other networks on the computer, such as turning off the wifi
connection
- Refresh your Web RCS
- Restart your browser
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Once your computer has established connection, the RCS 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 Web RCS 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 Web RCS 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, backup and restore options, and more
6.3.2 Edition
The Edition 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 Functional mode
7. OPERATing the NeXtage 16 FROM THE Web RCS
7.1 Functional mode
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Unlike some other devices, the NeXtage 16 is not defined by an overall operating mode. Each output is
configured individually. The NeXtage 16 can be used in Program/Preview mode, Soft Edge blending mode, as
well as a Hybrid mode.
7.2 Display configurations
7.2.1 Single device configuration
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Standard output
The NeXtage 16 outputs can be defined in many ways. The two outputs can be configured as:
- One Program output & one Preview output
- Two Program outputs
- Output #1 and output #2 in a Soft Edge/Hard Edge mode
- One Program and one Confidence output
Here are some configuration examples:
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Monitoring output
When working with Monitoring display, see the next presets:
Hybrid configuration
Monitoring output*
P1
P4
P3
P3
P8
P1
P2
P8
P5
P3
P4
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In2 software.
In3
In4
In5
In6
Monitoring output*
P4
P2
P4
P1
In1
In2
In3
In5
In6
P4
In7
P1
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P3
P4
P2
P3
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P2
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P3
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Embedded soft edge configuration
In1
In2
In3
In4
In5
In6
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* Other configurations are available into the software.
7.2.2 Multiple device configuration
To use the devices in a multiple device configuration, you need to link them with a straight R45 cable.
Please plug a cable between the device sync. “OUT” plug of the first unit with the “IN” sync plug of the second
unit.
Device 1
Device 2
Device 3
Straight RJ45 cable
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Straight RJ45 cable
Once you have connected your units,
you still have to set up the multiple
device configuration under the SETUP
assistant.
Choose automatic recognition to quickly
set up the multiple device. If you want
to do it manually you can still check
“Force to master device” or “Force to
slave device”.
The status will show you the current
state of your multiple device connection.
(See chapter: 10. Assembling and
devices coupling)
7.3 Setup
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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.
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7.3.1 Internal rate
7.3.1 Internal rate
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Into the internal rate section, you have to define the global internal rate of the unit. This will be the output
rate of your Program output. This rate can be defined:
• Internally by the unit: you can define the internal
rate as 25Hz, 50 Hz, 60Hz … [INTERNAL]
• By choosing to follow one of the inputs: you have
to select the input from where the output rate will
be copied [INPUT]
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7.3.2 Link
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• By choosing to follow the dedicated framelock
input [FRAMELOCK]
Once the source is defined, a resume of your outputs settings will be displayed under the tab STATUS.
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WARNING: Configuring the rate to follow a framelock input will lock the output frame rate to match the
selected source. This is useful to eliminate the “strobing effect” which may be visible as an artifact of the
framelocking process. However, be sure that your framelock reference input is a reliable source, as any
disruptions in the reference signal may cause visible glitches on your output, even if the selected framelock
reference input is not currently being displayed.
7.3.2 Link
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The link has to be configured when you will link several NeXtage 16 devices
simultaneously, please see chapter: 10. Assembling and devices coupling.
7.3.3 Outputs section
In this section, you can configure the outputs to operate as a Dual-Link output. Simply click on enable if you
want to activate the output #1 as Dual-Link.
Dual-Link resolutions (ie: 2560x1600) are only available on the DVI plug on output 1 as they use resources
from both outputs. You will lose the output #2 by activating the output #1 as a Dual-Link output.
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7.3.4 Screens
7.3.4 Screens
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The screens page allows you to map a particular output to a particular screen or part of a screen.
On the left, you have the available outputs; on the right you have the available screens.
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Drag and drop the available outputs into the desired screen. By default your screens will be mapped as
Output #1 = Screen #1, and Output #2 = Screen #2. For example, to use your two outputs as Program and
Preview, drag the Output 1 box onto the Program Screen #1, and drag the Output #2 onto the Preview
Screen #1.
To set up the two outputs as an edge-blend, change the size of screen #1 match the number and arrangement
of outputs that you’d like to use, and drag each output into the box representing its position on the Edge
blend. (Further adjustments of the blend are done later, see chapter: 7.3.15 Blending management) Here
are some additional examples:
1 Program output and 1 Confidence output
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2 Program outputs: Program output 1
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7.3.5 Inputs section
2 Program outputs as Soft Edge/Hard Edge
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In this section, you will define which input is able to be set as a native background. The native background
will be a non-scaled input display behind every layer. When an input is configured as a possible native
background, you will lose the anamorphic aspect settings of this input (see Aspect ratio in chapter: 7.3.10
Input management).
Under the inputs section, you can define which of your inputs will be a
dual head inputs, meaning they are two paired inputs setting adjacent
content. First, select the plug and then the dual head button if it is the
case. (See chapter: 7.3.10 Input management.) You find here the ref
sync feature. If you use genlocked inputs, youneed to check the ref sync
box for every genlocked inputs (same genlock).
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In this section, you will define which still Logo/Frame is able to be defined as a native background. When a
Frame is selected as a possible native background, you will lose the anamorphic aspect settings of this Logo/
Frame.
7.3.7 Native background section
The native background is an additional layer which
is under all layers. It can be used with one of the
input sources or with a color.
The specification of the native background is that
an input source or a Frame loaded into that layer
will not be scaled. The input is displayed in its
native resolution. You can define up to 8 native
backgrounds.
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7.3.8 The miscellaneous section
The best application is to affect, into the native background, an input which has the same native resolution
that the output.
If you would like to use one of the inputs source as native background for one of the outputs, you should
make this choice in the inputs setup menu:
Activate NATIVE for the inputs you would like to use later as native.
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If NATIVE is activated, you will be able to choose later into the menu this input as a native background. Be
careful about enable all inputs as native background input, when enabling it, the input loses some aspect
process. Being a native input, the input lost its ASPECT IN settings, that means you will not be able to change
the anamorphic size of the input (see INPUT > ASPECT IN)
In the same idea, into the next menu called LOGOS you can select frames to be native background Frames.
Then in the NATIVE BKG setup menu you can register up to
8 sets of native Background.
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For each set you can choose:
Input source, Frames or color.
Then you can choose the position as well:
The position will be important in the case you choose a Frame/input which has a smaller
resolution than the output resolution, your native background will be place according to
this chosen posistion.
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Select for each set the desired native background. Load every set clicking on the set number to be sure your
native background are well setuped. Don’t forget that you can come back to this section at any time during
your show to define new native input or new set.
7.3.8 The miscellaneous section
- P reset TOGGLE: By default, the NeXtage 16 will swap the Program and Preview buses during each Take.
Enabling this option will leave the Preview bus unchanged during each Take, and only the Program will be
updated.
- DYNAMIC FIT: Enable or disable the automatic recognition of black band for digital content. The size and
the aspect ratio are automatically adapted.
- Preview Aspect: Change between 3 ways of displaying the Preview during transition.
- PIP color: Color of PIPs when the source is set to color
- Keying color: Replacement color when input keying DSK is enabled.
- Preset auto fade: This is the duration of the auto fade In/fade Out. (See faders in chapter: 7.4.4 Effects)
- S creen mIRROring: Enable or disable access to the mirror effect. (See mirror in chapter: 7.4.4 Effects)
(only useful when using Hybrid mode).
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7.3.9 Output management
7.3.9 Output management
Into the output section, you will be able
to manage your output resolutions,
formats, sync types, test patterns, etc...
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On the Setup > Output tab, the
following screen will appear.
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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 for that output.
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Once the individual output Setup page is opened, you have access to:
- Format: Choose the output resolution format.
- Timing: Choose the signal timing standards.
- T ype: 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.
- Label: You can rename your output, for example “Projector 1”.
- Status: The status menu will show you the current output status.
- Pattern: A selection of patterns are available to test your output. These patterns will override any input
selection that you might have. Most patterns offer adjustment to isolate a particular color for easier
troubleshooting and calibration.
You can choose from:
• No Pattern – turns the pattern off.
• Vertical or horizontal Grey Bars – displays grey bars
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• 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 last pixel of the output
• Circle – displays a circle, no matter what the resolution of the output is. This is useful for checking aspect ratio and
geometry through your system.
• Solid color – displays a choice of color that fills the screen.
• Diagonal crosshatch – displays a diagonal line pattern which can be adjusted in size.
• Vertical or horizontal gradient – displays a 0 to 100% gradient pattern
• Output ID – displays the number of the output as a numeral on the screen
• Moving crosshair – displays a crosshair which moves around the screen.
- F licker: 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.
- Coring: Adjusts the threshold of the coring /crispening adjustment point.
- HDCP: Enable/disable and see the HDCP status
- Optical plug: Enable/disable and see the optical status
Depending on the output format chosen previously, all settings might not appear.
7.3.10 Input management
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Once your outputs are configured, you have now to configure the inputs connected to your NeXtage 16.
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 well detected
thanks to the input STATUS. The input STATUS is defined by a FORMAT and a SIZE. If that information is not
available, your input has not been well detected or set up.
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7.3.10 Input management
You now have access to a lot of input settings
Under the SIGNAL tab, you will find:
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input settings by using the left menu:
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- Active plug: Select the plug used by the unit at the moment. Only this plug can be displayed on your
output.
- S etup 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.
- Signal type: Define the type of your signal, video SD/HD YUV/RGB or Computer HV/SOG etc…
- SD standard: Only available for SD signal, set up to auto or manual recognition of SD signal type.
- SD stability: Enable or not the auto stability for SD signal (use stable by default)
- SD comb filter: Enable or not the comb filter for SD signal. It avoids the interlaced lines problem
- enable: Enable/disable the input.
- Dual input: Set up the input as a normal/Dual-Head/Dual-Link input
- Label: Rename your input according to your source.
Dual-Link (change only into the Setup Assistant > INPUTS)
The Dual-Link can be supported on the NeXtage 16. It provides 2 Dual-Link inputs over DVI.
You can choose to use the Dual-Link input into the input section under the Setup mode. Select the input #2,
#4, #6 or #8 and select DUAL LINK mode. To make this button appear, you first need to select the right plug.
Inputs #2 & #6: DVI
Inputs #4 & #: DisplayPort
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Using the feature, you will automatically disable the input #1 (linked to input #2) and input #5 (linked to input
#6) as the unit needs those input to handle the dual link input (in case of DVI). The same thing will happen
with inputs #4 & #8 on DisplayPorts. Enabling the Dual-Link on these inputs disables the inputs #3 & #7.
Dual-Head (change only into the Setup Assistant > INPUTS)
The Dual-Head feature is useful when you want to support a high resolution image using more than one DVI
cable. In order to use this feature, run your Dual-Head PC board providing you your high resolution image
splitted in 2 DVI cables and plug it into 2 DVI plugs of the NeXtage 16.
Under the input Setup menu, you can check the feature DUAL-HEAD of your DVI inputs. You just need to
indicate which second plug is linked to the actual input. In this example, the input #3 is linked in Dual-Head
with the input #1 .
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Under the CONTROL section, you have:
-identify: Displays a number on your input to quickly identify the source
-pattern: Enable test pattern on the input. It allows you to start working without any plugged source.
-black: Turn your input to black
-freeze: Freeze/unfreeze your input
-Composite Synch load: Set up to Hi-Z (default) or to a 75Ohm load your input.
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Under the HDCP section, you can:
- Enable/disable the HDCP communication feature
- Read the HDCP status, very useful to know if the input HDCP communication is active or not.
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Next is the IMAGE tab, where you can find all settings about the display of your input:
Under the COLORIMETRY section, you have:
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- Level: set up the luminosity level of your input
- Contrast: set up the contrast level of your input
- Color: set up the color level of your input (0:black and white, full: full color)
- Hue: set up the hue phase of your NTSC signal.
Under the OPTIMIZE section, you have:
- Auto center: Automatic search of the right Clock and Phase of your input. In other words, it automatically
centers your input into the layer. There are a quick search and an advanced search.
- Clock: Set up manually the clock of your input
- Phase: Set up manually the phase of your input
Under the USER GAIN section, you find:
- the Red/Green/Blue: Increase/decrease the Red/Green/Blue level of your input.
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Under the PULL DOWN section, you have:
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- 2:2: Enable/disable the 2:2 feature. Let it enable by default. The 2:2 is useful because it launches a specific
frame/line algorithm when 2:2 content is played.
- 3:2: Enable/disable the 3:2 feature. Let it enable by default. The 3:2 is useful because it launches a specific
frame/line algorithm when 3:2 content is played.
Next you have the ASPECT tab. All settings about the blanking and aspect ratio are available there:
- H&V position size: You can manually adjust the input
blanking with the V&H size or position.
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Under the BLANKING ADJUSTEMENTS:
Under the ASPECT RATIO section:
- A spect IN: Select the correct aspect ratio of your input (5:4 4:3 etc…). This setting doesn’t exist when the
input is set as native.
- P redefined crop: Choose a specific cropped ratio if you use a source with black bands on top/bottom
or left/right
- Aspect Out: Define the way the image will be displayed into a layer (full screen, centered, cropped or 1:1)
- Overscan: Choose to apply or not a predefined zoom on the image (use with video signal)
Next settings available on the ASPECT tab are:
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- C ROP: use the Top, Bottom, Left and Right values to crop your
input. A finder is also available, when activated, use the white
rectangle to set up accurately the cropped area.
The next tab is the User Format:
In this tab, you can define what is exactly the input format. The input format is automatically detected by the NeXtage 16 but you can change it
or force it. The available formats are close to the current one, in terms of
lines.
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7.3.10 Input management
Keying feature
You have 3 ways of using the keying:
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With the keying feature, you will be able to key easily a color
space or a specific luma on an input.
NeXtage 16 offers an individual keying for each input. Into
the input settings, find the keying menu:
- Colorkiller: classic color keyer deleting a specific color space defined by user.
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- C remaTTe®­: The new algorithm of color keying developed by Analog Way. This keying will perform advanced effects on transparent items, smooth edge and color correction.
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Keying setup can be done either by setting directly color references and tolerances or by using the color grab
assistant. When using the assistant, select the color area you want to mask and click ADD AREA.
Color areas are cumulative, if the results are not satisfactory, click the Reset button and then grab another
area.
- INVERT BUTTON: At any time you can choose to invert the actual keying using this button.
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- DSK TITLING: After your keying, the DSL 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.
How to use the Chroma keying:
- 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 Import from RGB 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.
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Keying assistant:
To enable the keying assistant click on:
Then use the white square to define an area which exemplifies the color you want to key.
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Note: You can use shift on your computer keyboard in order to size the white square.
For the first application, we advise you to reset all the previous keying settings. Click on
RESET to reset all previous settings.
To start deleting, move your white square on your live image and then press ADD AREA. You
can add several areas.
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At any moment you can freeze the live content of your source using the
FREEZE button.
Mask options are available if you want to visualize the keyed content
versus the non keyed content. The pixel color replacement used in each
mask option is described in the chart below.
Mask
Only for CremaTTe®
Transparent pixels
Non transparent pixels
Semi-transparent pixels
Transparent
Original pixels color
Original pixels color
Black & white
Black
White
Grey
Red & blue
Red
Blue
Grey
No mask
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How to use the Luma Keying:
Select the lumakiller and then adjust manually, or using to the
assistant, the luma level:
Manually: Set the Luminance value or select it with the color
panel clicking on Import from RGB color.
Then adjust to tolerance to increase the range of luminance
levels around your reference luma.
Assistant:
The easiest way to find the exact luma you want to remove is to use the
assistant. Simply move the white square to an area you want to remove and
click on ADD AREA to determine the correct luma value.
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7.3.11 Library management
How to use the CremaTTe® keying:
The CremaTTe® algorithm was developed by Analog Way to perform a high quality keying. If your live source
contains some transparent area or if you need to key a difficult video of people with wispy hair, you need to
use CremaTTe® algorithm.
Using the CremaTTe® algorithm, we advise you to start by using the keying assistant.
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emember that you can freeze the source, and that you can add several areas by simply clicking several
time on ADD AREA button.
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fter some iteration, most of colors are deleted, enable the RED & BLUE mask to help you find any missed
garbage on the screen.
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5. E DGE SMOOTHING: the edge smoothing settings allow you to determinate some area where you want to
add transparency. Adjusting the H S L values will display some GREY pixels around the edge of your live
content. Those GREY pixels will later be rendered semi-transparent.
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djust accurately the HSL in order to make transparent only the desired area. (A too high level will make
transparent some solid area).
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t this point, disable the mask and return to you original live
image.
8. Y ou can see that some area still have some color reflections. This can occur mainly on clothes and hairs. Adjust the COLOR CORRECTION RATIO using the Hue and Saturation settings to find the best result. Be careful
with the color correction, a wrong setting can modify badly
the color of skin. Try to find the best compromise between
color modifications and reflect areas deleted.
7.3.11 Library management
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In the Library management, under the setup menu,
you can upload up to 50 Logos + 50 Frames (or 100
Frames or 100 Logos) that will be used later in the Edition screen. On the library tab, you find the 100 empty
slots that you can load one by one. After loading, every Logo/Frame can be individually deleted by clicking
on the Red Cross.
To erase all Logos/Frames, please refer to the CONTROL
tab chapter.
Please find the list of the supported formats:
Format
Download
Transparency support
BMP
Yes
N/A
JPEG
Yes
N/A
TIFF
Yes
Yes
GIF
Yes
Yes
PNG
Yes
Yes
ICO
Yes
Yes
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7.3.12 Logo management
To upload an image from a file, just position your mouse on the
selected number frame.
Then click on the upload button: and you will get the following window for letting you upload the file from your computer directly to the library on the unit.
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Then choose your Logo/Frame into your directory, press open to load it.
To be able to use those Logos please refer to the chapter 7.4.6. Logos and Frames
management.
7.3.12 Logo management
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To use still image(Frame)/Logo with this device,
you have access to 8 fast slots. Those slots can be
loaded thanks to the image library.
To have access to the all library of images, simply
click on Frame1 or to the “Setup” shortcut, available
on each slot.
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Please choose your frame under the library images to access a lot of settings:
- Enable: Enable or not this slot.
- N ative frame: Shows you if the native background is enabled and which output is chosen. You can
change this parameter into the Setup assistant only.
- Label: Rename this frame
- Status and snapshot: Allows you to see the resolution and a quick snapshot of the logo/frame
- Aspect ratio: Set up the aspect In, Out and crop your frame.
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7.3.13 Confidence management
Affect all your slots to an image in order to have all your slots filled:
The confidence management allows a
lot of settings on your confidence output. First of all you need to set up one
of your output as a confidence output.
To do that, please go under the preconfig menu, then “screens”. Select one
of your screens and enable the “SET AS
CONFIDENCE” button. The confidence
button is only available on Program
screens.
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Remember that you will have access to this menu at any
time. Those 8 slots can be loaded with another images
in the future.
Then come back to the confidence tab into the confidence menu:
You can choose the margin between each windows of your confidence output.
You have to possibility to choose the background color too.
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Click on your screen number to have access to all available layouts:
Groups of 4, 3, 2 or 1 windows layouts are available. Please select the pattern you want to display on your
confidence output.
Then you can manage the content for each windows. Preview, Program and input are available to fill the windows. For each windows number, select in the list the content you want to display.
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7.3.14 Monitoring management
7.3.14 Monitoring management
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The Monitoring output allows you to have a full Preview of your different outputs but also your sources.
In addition, you have access to a lot of status shortcuts directly on the screen like HDCP status, KEYING status,
FREEZE status etc.
To set up your Monitoring output, you can choose:
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- Format: Choose the output format
- Timing: Choose the signal timing format
- T ype: You can choose the type of output synchronization on analog plug or digital plug
- Label: Rename your output
- Status: Access the output status
- Pattern: A pattern is available to test your output without any input selected
- F licker: Choose the value of the flicker filter to disabled the flicker effect on your screen (interlaced lines
effect)
- Gamma: Increase or decrease the luminosity of your output
- Coring: Set up the black level threshold. (only in PAL/NTSC video format)
- HDCP: Enable/disable and see the HDCP status
- Optical plug: Enable/disable and have a look to the optical status
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Into the layout tab, you can choose one of the monitoring layouts. Simply click on the desired layout to automatically see this layout appear on your monitoring screen.
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7.3.15 Blending management
7.3.15 Blending management
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To have access to the blending management, you first need to built, into the
Setup assistant, a screen with multiple
outputs (screens section)
Then go to the BLENDING section:
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First of all, please adjust your video projectors in the best way thanks to the grid test pattern. Remember that
you can adjust the number of lines and rows on the grid test pattern.
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Then, the covering area can be adjusted in pixel in real time thanks to the Soft Edge centering test pattern.
After enabling the Soft Edge centering test pattern, simply align the two lines one on the other, increasing the
covering value.
Two lines do not move and two other lines move when you increase the covering value. The aim is to align
exactly the half lines in order to have 2 full lines.
If you don’t see 4 half lines when increasing the covering area, click on the left/right part of your Soft Edge to
display the blending adjustments. Then disable the blending for the left part then the right part. Your pattern
will display the 4 half lines now.
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Once your covering area is well defined, you need to adjust for left & right, the black levels.
Click on the left/right side into the overview of your Soft Edge, some settings will appear. Then adjust the
black levels for each side thanks to the R,G,B level.
The goal here is to have your Soft Edge area with the same level of black on left, right and center.
Then you will adjust the black area, pixel by pixel. It will delete the last white band that can appear when you
use DLP projectors.
Only the blending needs to be adjusted now:
Click on Enable individual blending in order to activate the blending curves. You can draw a curve by moving
the 2 points. Do the same for left and right or enable the blending curves symmetry.
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7.3.16 Services management
7.3.16 Services management
Update:
You have several way to update your NeXtage 16:
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• by USB key:
Simply download the update file on your computer from the website.
Then take the file LivecoreUpdate_xxx.awp and copy it into the main
directory file on your USB key.
When the unit is running and the home menu is display, simply plug the
USB, the update is automatically detected, extracted and loaded. Unplug
the USB when it starts to install the version.
In the case of booting problem, the usb key can be introduced before the booting sequence to force the unit
to update. Switch off the unit, plug the usb key with the update file into it, and then switch on the device.
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• by using the upload updater:
Click on “Select a file on your disk” button in order to open the directory
file on your computer. Simply select the file you take from Analog Way’s
servers and click ok. Then click on GO to launch the update.
The update is now ready to start and this following
screen will be displayed:
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Here are the update steps. When detected, the LCD
front panel screen will display:
Then the unit start to decode the package
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The next step is to unpack the package, when it is
finished, you will have the next message:
Wait for the update to finish displaying this screen:
The updater will be launch into the NeXtage 16
displaying:
You update is now successfully completed.
If case of message like:
That means the update has failed, please try to update the unit again
by restarting the updater. If the unit does not boot, please use the
USB updater.
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7.3.16 Services management
Temperature:
Hardware information:
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The temperature section will show you some component overheating alert if your
unit reaches some temperature. If you have some alert enable, please contact your
local technical support.
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Here is a resume of all the cards information, Name ID etc... This is only for maintenance purpose.
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7.3.17 Control management
7.3.17 Control management
In this menu, all specific settings, which can not be sorted under the other menus,are listed.
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Network
The web interface loaded into the unit uses the IP configuration.
Under INTERFACE, you can define a new:
- IP address
- Netmask
- Gateway
- Port: Choose the port
- Protocol: Choose TCP (by default) or UDP
Choose DHCP if you want an automatic IP address assignment.
Under the Web RCS feature, you can define the communication Port. You also have an indication on the
number of connected devices.
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Edid
In this section, you will define an EDID format for all inputs individually.
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HDCP map
This feature provides you a full overview of your internal system of HDCP key exchanges. If a problem of HDCP
key exchanges appears into all your video system, it will be indicated.
Functions
Auto Lock: automatically disable a source button when no input is connected.
Auto Calibrate
Click on start to launch an auto calibration, in terms of colors, on your analog input/output chips. (See chapter: 11. Maintenance and support)
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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 preset memories: All preset memories will return to their default value.
Factory reset
Click on start to erase all settings (except network and Web RCS parameters). The unit will reboot itself after
the factory reset. Do not forget to refresh your Internet browser by using CTRL+F5. (Clean browser cache.)
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7.4.1 Layer management
7.4 Edition mode
7.4.1 Layer management
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Program and the Screen 1 Preview. The
following example can be applied for
any other output configurations.
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When you enter into the Edition menu,
you will encounter by default this
window.
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To display an input into one of the
available layers A, B, C or D, simply drag
and drop the input from the left to the
layer on the chosen screen. Remember
that a layer can be filled with an input
but also with logos or frames.
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Your sources are now affected to layers.
When a layer contains an input, it displays on the Web RCS an image into it
or a live capture of the affected input.
You can affect the inputs directly to any
preset, even to the Program preset.
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7.4.2 Layer adjustments
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In this example, 4 inputs are affected
to 4 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.
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The Preview screen is now displayed into the Program screen. By default, the unit works with the PRESET
COPY mode. That means, after a TAKE, the Preview becomes the previous Program. In that way, it is really
easy to play with 2 presets one after the other.
Layers management
In this Edition mode, you have access to a lot of preset tools that can help you to create the preset you
imagined.
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A lot of layer adjustments are available
into the right tab. Please click on the 2
arrows on the extreme right part of the
Web RCS, to make it appear.
Selected layer
You first have the screen selected, the preset selected,
the layer selected and then the source number
affected to the selected layer.
Reset feature: into this tab you can reset every layer
settings you want (Pos/Size, Transparency, Cropping,
Border, Transitions, Effects, Timing, Speed or Curves)
or you can choose to reset every settings in one click
using the ALL button.
The deleted settings are only for the selected layer
into the selected preset.
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7.4.3 Layer selection and native background
Position/Size
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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, all
layers behind it, will appear less or more giving the transparency value.
Cropping
Borders
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The Cropping feature allows you to cut into the image the part you don’t
want. Simply increase the size horizontally or vertically and then adjust
the position to display only the desired content. This crop is a layer crop,
all inputs affected to this layer will be cropped.
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Borders can be chosen between 4 patterns: EDGE, SMOOTH, SMOOTH
EDGE or SHADOW. For each pattern you will have specific values
to adjust like colors, transparency, width/height or position V and
position H.
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Transitions
On the Transitions section, you can filter which transitions you want to
see. For example Slide, Wipe, Circle or Stretch transitions.
Each layer can be defined by an opening and a closing transition. The
opening effect will be applied when the layer switch from a source to
another or when the layer is not present on the screen and appears.
To set up the duration of the transition, please see below the timing and
duration settings. If you want to force the layer to go out of the screen,
see FORCE TRANSITION into the next page.
7.4.3 Layer selection and native background
In the edition menu you can select any of your layers quickly by clicking on the
layer shortcut (N, A, B, C, D).
If you select the native background layer, a specific menu will open.
In this window you can choose the “set” you want to use into your actual preset. You
can adjust different parameters for this preset:
• The background color: If you chose color into your set, the color settings will be
the affected color. If you chose input or frame, the color will be still here, but
under your input/frame. The only way to see it is to have a smaller image/frame
than the output resolution.
• The transparency of the native background layer
• The transition type (cut or fade to color) and the timing of this transition.
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7.4.4 Effects
NOTES:
1/ You cannot define your native background SET into this section, you can only load it. If you want to modify
your set, you have to go to the SETUP > preconfiguration > Setup Assistant menu.
2/ A
set is affected to a preset (Preview or Program), in that way you can do transition between 2 sets of
native background, simply load set 1 into the Program and then load set 2 into your Preview.
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A lot of transition effects are available, each effect is affected
to a layer, every layer can have a specific effect.
H&V Flip
The H&V Flip rotates the PIP on a horizontal or vertical axe. All
data will be flipped.
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Force transition
The Force Transition button disables the switch 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.
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Smooth Move
Enable the Smooth Move to perform a smooth transition on the layer. Disable the smooth move if you require
a rectilinear move.
Flying Curve: Parabolic
Define, instead of a straight move during a PIP slide, a parabolic motion.
Timing
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Here is the section where the layer transition duration is defined.
First of all you have to define the global transition duration preset
under the DURATION value. This is the total duration of your
transition.
Next you will have to adjust the beginning, the end and the duration
of each layer transition. Simply click on the selected layer bar and
adjust the start and the end of the transition, then move the bar,
thanks to the middle button, to place your transition into the total
transition duration.
If you want to set up your preset accurately, you need to set up the opening and the closing timing. The
opening settings will affect only the opening transition of layer and the closing affects only the closing
transition layers.
The next settings are:
Speed
When the layer is flying over the screen, you can define a nonlinear
speed depending on its position during the transition. Please adjust
the speed depending of the position thanks to the start and end
speed value. To use this setting, the smooth move has to be enabled.
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7.4.4 Effects
Layer Layout
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The layer layout gives you access to a lot of predefined preset patterns with 4, 3 or 2 PIPs already sized and
placed into the output. It can help you to quickly set up 3 PIPs side by side for example.
Once clicking on the layout button, you have access to the preset with 4, 3, 2 PIPs or all layouts.
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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.
On this example, after having selected the layout, the changes are applied on the Preview screen. The size
and position of all layers have changed. Of course you can still manage the new preset by positioning or
resizing each layer thanks to the white circle around it.
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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.
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Layer size
You can choose between several aspect ratio. Once selected, the new aspect ratio is applied
on the selected layer.
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7.4.4 Effects
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
- Raise button: Increase the Z level (depth) of your layer
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- Lower button: Decrease the Z level (depth) of your layer
- A lign button: You need first to select at less 2 layers, then you can align them horizontally or
vertically.
- CONTENT SIZE: Set layer size to its content size.
- SCREEN SIZE: Set layer size to screen size.
- Clone button: Copy the selected layer into another chosen layer
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- Keep aspect ratio button: Enabling this feature will keep the layer aspect ratio during resizing.
- Wireframe mode: Allows to enable/disable the layer content on your Web RCS
- Trap Layers on screen: Disable fact to put a layer out of the screen
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- Hide unused layers: All empty layers will not be displayed into the Web RCS
- Reload program: Load the preset of the Program screen into the Preview screen
- Toggle preset: Swap the preset between the Program screen and the Preview screen
- Step back: Return to the configuration you had before the last TAKE.
- M ore button: Background Cut feature.
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The Background Cut is a feature developed by Analog Way engineers which allows you to perform an amazing
effect based on crop feature.
The Background Cut will calculate automatically, depending on your layers sizes/positions, the specific layer
crop, in order to create a full screen image.
Background Cut
4 layers with same input
4 layers make 1 image
How to use the Background Cut:
First of all select your own preset
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Then fill all layers with the same inputs.
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NOTE: Be sure your input is set up as FULL SCREEN mode
under ASPECT menu.
Activating the Background Cut feature will calculate and apply automatically the best crop on all your layers
in order to create one full screen image composed of 4 layers.
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Click on MORE, then use the FILL feature:
Using TAKE you can send your configuration to the Program output to see the result.
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according to the new layer positions
If you want, for any reason, to reset the background cut feature, simply reset your layer
Or reset manually each layer crop by using:
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7.4.5 Preset load and save management
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- M irror button:
The mirror button allows you to define for each layer the way it will be copied
in the preset. You can choose to mirror the layer, flip the position, or flip the
position and the data from another screen. To access this feature, you first need
to be in a hybrid configuration with 2 Programs (see chapter: 7.3.4 Screens),
then into the Setup assistant, you need to activate the “screen mirroring”.
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- Strobe button:
Using the strobe settings, will allow you to play with the refresh rate of an input.
You will have access to 4 cursors.
Each cursor represents one layer. Increasing the cursor level, you will perform a
strobbing effect on the specified layer. At the bottom of each cursor, a stop button
allows you to stop immediately the effect.
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- FadeRS button:
Add some transparency to a layer. Simply move the cursor corresponding to
the wanted layer.
Under each layer transparency cursor you have an automatic increase/
decrease transparency button which fades in or out your layer to the selected
transparency.
7.4.5 Preset load and save management
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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 and choose the number corresponding to the slot number.
Load a preset
In the same idea, if you want to recall an already saved preset, simply load it using
the LOAD button on the right side of the Edition mode and select the slot to load.
Reset button
You can reset a preset using the reset button. Using that, all sizes and positions will be deleted.
Your layers will be A0, B0, C0 and D0. If the “Hide unused layers” button is enabled and no more
layers are available, you still have access to the layer selection on the right, thanks to the A, B, C
and D button.
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7.4.6 Logos and Frames management
7.4.6 Logos and Frames management
7.5 Live
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Use only the Live mode when all your
presets are correctly done and ready to
use. This mode is for live use.
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On the Edition section, you can have access to your 8 still slots. Those slots can be filled by logos and frames.
To load the slots, go into the Setup section and click on Logos menu.
Or into the Edition section, under the logos tab, click on the Setup button to access to the slot configuration.
Choose the logo into your library to fill the slot. Other logos setups are available. (See chapter: 7.3.11 Logo
management)
On the right you find all your
memorized presets under the tab
called “ MEMORIES ”.
A simple drag & drop on the screen
will load your preset into this screen
(Program or Preview).
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You can at any time modify a preset by
clicking on the Setup shortcut on the
right of your preset memory.
If you want to change an input into
your preset while working on the Live
mode, simply use the left source ruban
and drag & drop the input.
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7.5 Live
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 FADE TO BLACK and STEP BACK buttons.
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When you use two screens, you have the possibility to load a preset in one of the screens. You can TAKE the
Program on one screen separatly, or both at the same time, by clicking on this button:
A FADE TO BLACK and a STEP BACK buttons are also available. The FADE TO BLACK transforms your Program
in a black screen using a fade effect on all your PIPs and a STEP BACK goes back to your previous preset.
Sequence:
The Sequence feature consists on a timeline composed by 16 scenes. Each scene can be filled by a preset
memory. Simply drag and drop your preset memory on the scene to load it. Once loaded, select the screen
to load this preset. For each scene, you can set up the effect duration of the transition. Adjust this number to
increase or decrease the time of your effect.
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To go from one scene to another, you have to define how to do that:
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- No gap: No gap between 2 scenes, once the preset loaded, the TAKE is automatic.
- Wait user interaction: Wait for a click or a space press by the user.
- Wait XX sec: You will define a duration for your preset. If you put 20 sec of duration,
your loaded preset will stay 20 sec before the next TAKE.
- Wait GPI event: Use the GPI plug to control the transition moment. When the
unit receives the order throught the GPI plug, it will TAKE.
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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.
The random button will play randomly your scene.
Take a look at the global time of your timeline thanks to the clock on the right of the toolbar.
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8.1.1 LCD screen
8. OPERATing through the front panel
8.1 Front panel
8.1.1 LCD screen
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The NeXtage 16 offers a LCD screen on the front panel which allows you to always have an overview of your
settings. The LCD screen is a 4,3” diagonal size and a 800x480 pixels resolution.
Analog Way developed an ergonomic HMI to help customer to setup the unit with the help of the front panel.
You will find same settings into the front panel menu and into the Web RCS. Please refer to the specific setting
chapter menu if you need accurate explanation on a setting.
Please take a look at the menu tree if you want to
have a clear view of all available menus.
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On the LCD you will find all menus around a text
area. This text area describes the selected menu.
To navigate into menu, simply turn the scroll knob
to the chosen directory/menu and press ENTER
button to enter into the menu or validate the
setting. You can use the EXIT menu at any time
to perform a step back into the menu structure.
Contextual buttonS:
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Four contextual buttons were put in place to help you to overview the state of your unit.
• The top one and the last one contextual buttons allow the customer to quickly navigate into the menu
architecture. By clicking on those buttons, the cursor is now on the top menu list, and then using the scroll
knob, you can choose to come back directly at the home menu, or choose the directory you want. Then
click ENTER to validate your choice
• The second one is the dashboard shortcut. Pressing this button, you have access to the dashboard, all main
information on your device.
• The third one is the ABOUT shortcut. Click on this button to have more information about Analog Way
NeXtage 16 unit.
One some specific menu, the Contextual buttons have different functions:
• The contextual button 2 and 3 can display the text: Program and Preview. Depending on the modification
you will apply, select the PROGRAM or the PREVIEW contextual button in order to apply your setting on
the Program or Preview preset.
8.1.2 Front panel buttons
The front panel buttons provide you a full access to your layer/source and preset. (See the front panel
description at chapter: 5.1.2 Front panel)
First of all select your SCREEN number, in order to know on which screen you will do the modification
Don’t forget to always check on which screen you are doing the setup.
Then select the PROGRAM or PREVIEW buttons, in order to choose on which preset you will work.
We advise you to always play on the Preview preset.
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8.1.2 Front panel buttons
Then you can build your own preset using the LAYER SELECTION buttons:
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• Press native BKG button then press a source button (1-8) to affect the SET 1-8 into the selected preset
(selected screen/selected Program or Preview)
• Press A, B, C or D to have access to a live layer, into this layer you can affect a source (press the SOURCE
button 1-8) or affect a frame/logo pressing the FRAME/LOGO button and then press the SOURCE button 1-8.
Press the FRAME/LOGO button before pressing the SOURCE button, will act like a shift button, the source 1
to 8 become to frame/logo from 1 to 8.
Pressing the COLOR button instead of source 1 to 8 will simply fill your selected layer with a color.
If you want to clear a layer, simply select your layer and then click on CLEAR button. It affects no source to
your layer. After a take you layer will be close.
FeatureS shortcutS:
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The TAKE button is the final button to press, this button will copy your Preview preset into your Program
preset according to all the settings you adjusted into your Preview preset.
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- ASPECT IMAGE LAYER: clicking on this button, after selecting a layer, you layer will be size on a different
known aspect ratio in order to quickly find the best layer size.
- FREEZE: after selecting a layer then a source, press the FREEZE button to perform a freeze on the chosen
input. This input stay frozen until you disable the freeze feature.
- PRESET LOAD/SAVE: those buttons give you a quick access to the list of 64 preset slots. Clicking on LOAD/
SAVE will display on the LCD the list of preset, simply select the chosen one to LOAD or SAVE into this slot.
- STEP BACK: press the STEP BACK button to recall your previous preset on your Preview preset.
- STAND-BY: Hold this button to turn your unit in stand-by mode.
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Button color usage:
Using the front panel you can see that each button can have a specific color according to the fact the input is
present on Program or not. Please find an array of this color status:
Solid red:
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#1 = Source is on the Program output
#2 = Freeze enable
#3 = Stand-by button
#4 = Preset Selection
Solid green:
#1 = Source is on Preview
#2 = Function available for modification
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
Solid orange:
Contextual button
8.2 Menu tree
8.2 Menu tree
Dashboard
device summary
internal rate
status
screens
screen status (1 to 2)
outputs
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output status (1 to 2)
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inputs
input status (1 to 8)
logos
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frame status (1 to 4)
logo status (1 to 4)
outputs
output (1 to 2)
signal
Format
rate (status)
analog type
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RGBS
RGsB
RGB HV
YUV
digital type
RGB 0-255
RGB 16-235
YUV
control
patterns
channels
ALL
RED
GREEN
[...]
BLUE
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inputs
input (1 to 8)
label (active plug)
select active plug
sdi
DVI-D
HDMI
ANALOG
DVI-A
plug setup
SDI
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signal
Label
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signal
type
YUV
enable
dual input (status)
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Native input (status)
control
identifier
pattern
black
freeze
status
image size
format size
field frequency
line frequency
sync type
scan type
slot
DVI-D
Label
signal
type
auto
auto detect
yuv
enable
rgb full (0-255)
dual input (status)
rgb limited (16-255)
native input (status)
control
identifier
pattern
black
[...]
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freeze
8.2 Menu tree
status
image size
format size
field frequency
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line frequency
sync type
scan type
slot
hdcp
enable
status
HDMI
Label
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IN
signal
type
auto
auto detect
yuv
enable
rgb full (0-255)
dual input (status)
rgb limited (16-255)
native input (status)
control
identifier
pattern
black
freeze
status
image size
format size
field frequency
line frequency
sync type
scan type
slot
hdcp
enable
status
analog
Label
signal
type
sdtv composite
sdtv yc
video rgs
video rgsb
video yuv
computer sog
[...]
computer bw
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8.2 Menu tree
computer separate hv
computer ttl composite
computer ana composite
enable
dual input (status)
native input (status)
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control
identifier
pattern
black
freeze
status
image size
format size
IN
field frequency
line frequency
sync type
scan type
slot
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DVI-a
Label
signal
type
sdtv composite
auto detect
sdtv yc
enable
video rgs
dual input (status)
video rgsb
native input (status)
video yuv
computer sog
computer bw
computer separate hv
computer ttl composite
computer ana composite
enable
dual input (status)
native input (status)
control
identifier
pattern
black
freeze
status
image size
format size
field frequency
line frequency
[...]
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sync type
8.2 Menu tree
scan type
slot
image
colorimetry
brightness
color
optimize
clock
phase
user gain
red
green
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blue
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contrast
aspect
aspect ratio
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aspect in
predefined crop
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aspect out
None
5:4
4:3
16:10
15:9
21:9
letterbox 1:78
letterbox 1:85
letterbox 2:35
pillarbox 1:33
1:1
centered
fullscreen
cropped
crop
finder
top
bottom
left
right
user format
status
[...]
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8.2 Menu tree
logos
frame (1 to 4)
source
aspect ratio
aspect in
None
5:4
4:3
16:10
15:9
IN
21:9
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enable
predefine crop
LETTERBOX 1:78
letterbox 1:85
letterbox 2:35
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pillarbox 1:33
aspect out
1:1
centered
fullscreen
cropped
crop
finder
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top
bottom
left
right
status
logo (1 to 4)
source
enable
aspect ratio
aspect in
[...]
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8.2 Menu tree
None
5:4
4:3
16:10
15:9
predefine crop
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21:9
LETTERBOX 1:78
letterbox 1:85
letterbox 2:35
pillarbox 1:33
aspect out
1:1
centered
IN
fullscreen
cropped
crop
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finder
top
bottom
left
right
status
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monitoring
output
signal
format
rate
analog type
digital type
control
patterns
channels
all
red
[...]
green
blue
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8.2 Menu tree
image
gamma
hdcp
layout
layout selection
presets
screen
transition duration
layers
IN
program
AR
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status
native bg
set
color
R
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G
PR
layer
b
transparency
transition
type
source
position/size
x
y
width
height
reset
transparency
transparency
reset
cropping
pos h
size h
pos v
size v
reset
border
style
color
r
G
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b
8.2 Menu tree
alpha
pos h
pos v
width
height
transitions
AR
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opening
closing
reset
effects
force transition
smooth move
flip h
flip v
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flying curve
reset
speed
point 1 (start)
point 2 (end)
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reset
preview
native bg
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layer
set
color
R
G
b
transparency
transition
type
source
position/size
x
y
width
height
reset
transparency
transparency
reset
cropping
pos h
size h
pos v
size v
[...]
reset
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8.2 Menu tree
border
style
color
r
G
b
alpha
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pos h
pos v
width
height
transitions
opening
closing
reset
IN
effects
force transition
smooth move
flip h
flip v
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flying curve
master alpha
layout
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save preset
confidence
load preset
general
margin
background color
screen
layout
source 1
source 2
source 3
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source 4
reset
speed
point 1 (start)
point 2 (end)
reset
8.2 Menu tree
control
network
key locking
erase input settings
erase preset memories
erase library logos
factory reset
version
device
IN
firmware
AR
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erase memories
ver_pc
ver_var
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details
debug (board status)
update
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9. Additional remote control systems
9. Additional remote control systems
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The NeXtage 16 offers the ability to be controlled by multiple simultaneous connections. This functionality
allows for multiple operator stations and operators. For example, one operator may connect a computer
using the WebRCS and focus their efforts on managing Screen 1, while a second operator connects a second
computer and uses the webRCS to manage Screen 2. A third connection might interface to a control system
such as those offered by Crestron, AMX, or High Resolution Systems to offer custom-configured functionality
such as recalling specific presets or inputs though a touchpanel.
The NeXtage 16 is limited to a maximum of 5 connections. Attempts to connect more than this number of
devices will result in a failed connection.
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To take advantage of this feature, simply use an additional device and connect as described in earlier
chapters. The current number of active connections can be monitored from the Dashboard (see chapter:
11.3. Dashboard (Web RCS)). Connections which are broken due to a network error may remain listed as
active connections until the timeout period has expired.
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10. Assembling and devices coupling
10. Assembling and devices coupling
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The NeXtage 16 can be used in multiple device configuration such as a large multi-device screen blend
(hard edge and soft edge). In cases where the blended screen involves more than one NeXtage 16 device, it
becomes desirable to improve the syncronization or effects and transitions between the multiple units, to
ensure the consistency of any moving images which cross the boundary between devices. The NeXtage 16
offers a pair of Device Link ports for this purpose.
To use the Device Link feature in a multi-device setup, you will need one standard straight CAT5 ethernet
cable for each device in the setup, less one. Start by connecting the Cat5 cable from the Device Link output
RJ-45 jack of device 1 to the Device link input RJ-45 jack of device 2. Continue to chain output to inputs until
you reach the last device. Do not connnect a cable from the output of the last device to the input of the first
device; these jacks should remain empty.
Device 2
Straight RJ45 cable
Straight RJ45 cable
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Device 3
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Device 1
1/ Up to 8 devices can be connected using Device Link.
2/ The Cat5 based Device Link does not pass any video picture information. This link can only be used to
synchronize the timing of effects and processing on NeXtage 16 devices used as part of the same multidevice screen blend (Hard Edge and Soft Edge). Video information should be shared among devices using
distribution amplifiers to split the sources to each NeXtage 16 .
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3/ The Vertige™ console is required for multi-device configuration.
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11.1 Auto Calibration
11. Maintenance and support
11.1 Auto Calibration
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The NeXtage 16 includes an automatic calibration system. This system will calibrate all analog outputs/inputs
thanks to internal test pattern. To be sure the calibration will do in the right way, please unplug all video
input/output cable. The unit is able to perform itself the calibration without any other devices plugged.
Go into the CONTROL menu, and then auto calibrate.
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11.2 Remote maintenance
IN
Choose Input or Output calibration and
click and START button to launch the
process.
NOTE: Don’t press START if you are
running a show, live modifications can
appear on your screen.
Don’t press START if you don’t need any
calibration.
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The NeXtage 16, thanks to the Ethernet connection, can be control by an external user using the remote
maintenance system. This remote maintenance is based on an Ethernet access thanks to the RJ45 cable.
To be able to control the unit from another place, your unit as to be connected to the web, please check into
the Dashboard if all alarms are GREEN, particularly the ETHERNET alarm, and the WEB alarm.
To activate the remote maintenance or to receive more information about this service, please contact your
local technical support.
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11.3 Dashboard (Web RCS)
11.3 Dashboard (Web RCS)
On the Web RCS, you have access to a chart with global information on the unit.
Please click on the Dashboard button:
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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 Web RCS.
Under CONNECTIVITY, you will find the current IP address of your unit
and its MAC address.
Then you find an some RED/GREEN alarm which give you information
about the unit connectivity.
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If it is green:
Ethernet: your unit is connected to your internet network
Web RCS: your unit is connected to a Web RCS, it gives you the number of connections
Link: your unit recognize other NeXtage 16 unit on the network..
Web: your unit is actually connected to the web (web update is available)
Vertige: a Vertige™ remote controller is detected.
Sync: Synchronization is established with a controller.
If it is red:
Your unit is not connected to the specific field.
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Under STATISTICS, you can overview your NeXtage 16 use information. Find the running time since the last
boot, or the total running time since you bought the unit. Running Cycles, stored presets number, stored
Logos number and stored input settings information are also available.
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12.1 HDCP
12. Applications note and tips
12.1 HDCP
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HDCP is a content protection mechanism which uses encrpytion to prevent high value content from being
delivered to non-authorized devices. For example, Blu-ray players use HDCP on their HDMI outputs to ensure
that the HDMI output cannot be routed to a digital recording device.
The NeXtage 16 is fully HDCP compliant, meaning that you will be able to use the NeXtage 16 to accept
HDCP protected sources and route them to any HDCP protected outputs. As Analog Way is a licenced HDCP
adoptor, this also means that the NeXtage 16 is prevented from displaying any HDCP protected images on any
non-HDCP compliant outputs (as is the case for all licenced HDCP compliant devices).
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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 gaurentee
that the devices connected are maintaining an active HDCP connection. For example, you may find video
recording or capture devices equipped with an HDMI input, however HDCP licencing forbids these devices
from capturing HDCP protected content.
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HDCP is not supported on connection formats such as composite, component, Svideo, SD-SDI, HD-SDI,
3G-SDI, or VGA. This means that any source which becomes protected by HDCP cannot be converted to
these formats. For example, while you may find a Blu-ray player which can directly output a composite video
signal, HDCP licencing forbids converting the HDCP protected HDMI signal back to composite or any other
non-protected format.
To help troubleshoot HDCP in your installation, the NeXtage 16 offers a convenient HDCP map as well as
HDCP status information. To access the HDCP map, use the Web RCS and navigate to the Setup > CONTROL
> HDCP Map page. Each input and output page is also equiped with HDCP status information to indicate in
realtime when HDCP encryption is being used.
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Certain devices such as Macintosh computers can be particularly tricky to use in conjunction with an HDCP
compliant presentation switcher such as the NeXtage 16. 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 NeXtage 16, it learns the capabilities of the device through the EDID
connection. Upon seeing the HDCP compatibility of the attached NeXtage 16, devices like the Mac computers
will immediately attempt to use HDCP encrpytion at all times, despite the content currently displayed on the
computer screen. Since this source would now be considered an HDCP protected source, the NeXtage 16
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 NeXtage 16 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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13.1 Warranty conditions
13. Warranty
13.1 Warranty conditions
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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.
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NOTE:
Analog way provides a warranty extension of 2 years, it includes parts, labor and return shipping. If you are
interested, please get contact with your area sales representative.
13.2 Repair and return instructions
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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: 14. 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 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.
13.3 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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14. Contact information
14. CONTACT information
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UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
ITALY
FRANCE
ITALY
SINGAPORE
SINGAPORE
ORE
UNITED STATES
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UNITED KINGDOM
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Europe, Middle East & Africa
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SINGAPORE
The Americas
Asia Pacific
Analog Way Inc.
Tel.: +1 212 269 1902
Fax: +1 212 269 1943
299 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10007
USA
Sales/General information:
[email protected]
Sales/General information:
[email protected]
Analog Way Pte Ltd
Tel.: +65 6292 5800
Fax: +65 6292 5205
152 Beach Road
#15-03 Gateway East
SINGAPORE 189721
Sales/General information:
[email protected]
Technical support:
[email protected]
Tel.: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 76
Technical support:
[email protected]
Technical support:
[email protected]
Analog Way Germany
Tel.: +49 7161 5075668
[email protected]
Analog Way Italy
Tel.: +39 02 39493943
[email protected]
Analog Way UK
Tel.: +44 (0)2076 979133
[email protected]
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Analog Way SAS - Headquarters
Tel.: +33 (0)1 81 89 08 60
Fax: +33 (0)1 57 19 04 54
2/4 rue Georges Besse
92160 Antony
FRANCE
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