MALLINCAM SDI User Manual
MALLINCAM SDI Camera
Revision Sheet
[Version 1.0]
Michael Burns
Rock Mallin
Revision History
[MALLINCAM SDI User Manual]
This document will introduce you to the wonders of the MallinCam SDI Camera. It will
include instructions on how to connect the Mallincam SDI to your computer along
with explanations of the camera’s various settings. Imaging techniques with the
various hardware and software options will be covered along with how to broadcast
the output of the Mallincam SDI camera on the Internet. The standard Composite
Video output will be discussed along with hints and suggestions on how to resolve any
problems that you encounter with this camera. Enjoy the adventure with Rock Mallin’s
Mallincam SDI Video camera, which will introduce you to the amazing field of Real
Time Mallincam SDI video imaging and broadcasting.
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Revision Sheet
Version
Date
1.0
11/16/2014
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Revision Description
Template Creation for MALLINCAM SDI Camera
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Table of Contents
Contents
Revision History .....................................................................................................................................i
Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................... 0
1. Introduction ........................................................................ 3
The Contents of the MALLINCAM SDI Package .................................................................. 4
MallinCam SDI Deluxe Package ........................................................................................................... 4
The Camera (Just the Facts) ................................................................................................... 5
The Camera (its Anatomy) ....................................................................................................... 6
2. Making Connections ............................................................ 7
The MALLINCAM SDI Camera (Connection Diagram) ........................................................ 7
Composite Video ................................................................................................................................... 7
SDI Video .............................................................................................................................................. 8
Power ..................................................................................................................................................... 8
Connecting the MALLINCAM SDI to your Computer for Video. ....................................... 9
Composite Video: .................................................................................................................................. 9
Software Requirements: ..................................................................................................................... 9
Hardware Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 9
Attaching the Video Cable to MALLINCAM SDI Camera ............................................................. 10
3. Operating the MALLINCAM SDI ..........................................11
The MALLINCAM SDI Camera OSD Settings .................................................................... 14
4. Understanding the OSD ......................................................17
On Screen Display (OSD) Menu ........................................................................................... 17
MENU MAIN ..................................................................................................................................... 17
FOCUS ADJ ....................................................................................................................................... 17
LENS ................................................................................................................................................... 18
ELC.................................................................................................................................................. 18
NORMAL ...................................................................................................................................18
DEBLUR .....................................................................................................................................18
ALC ................................................................................................................................................. 19
INDOOR .....................................................................................................................................19
OUTDOOR .................................................................................................................................19
DEBLUR .....................................................................................................................................19
EXPOSURE ........................................................................................................................................ 20
BRIGHTNESS............................................................................................................................20
SHUTTER ..................................................................................................................................20
AUTO..................................................................................................................................................... 21
MANUAL .............................................................................................................................................. 21
FLICKER .............................................................................................................................................. 21
SENS-UP .....................................................................................................................................22
AGC.............................................................................................................................................22
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BACKLIGHT ..................................................................................................................................... 23
BLC .............................................................................................................................................23
HLC .............................................................................................................................................24
DAY&NIGHT .................................................................................................................................... 24
MODE .........................................................................................................................................25
IR-LED .......................................................................................................................................26
ANTI-SAT. .................................................................................................................................26
EXTERN S/W.............................................................................................................................26
AGC THRES ..............................................................................................................................26
AGC MARGIN...........................................................................................................................26
DELAY .......................................................................................................................................26
WHITE BAL ...................................................................................................................................... 27
AUTO ..........................................................................................................................................27
AUTOext .....................................................................................................................................27
PRESET ......................................................................................................................................28
MANUAL ...................................................................................................................................28
DNR ..................................................................................................................................................... 29
IMAGE ............................................................................................................................................... 29
SHARPNESS ..............................................................................................................................30
GAMMA .....................................................................................................................................30
COLOR GAIN ...........................................................................................................................30
MIRROR ....................................................................................................................................30
FLIP ............................................................................................................................................30
D-ZOOM .....................................................................................................................................31
ACE .............................................................................................................................................31
DEFOG .......................................................................................................................................31
SHADING ...................................................................................................................................32
PRIVACY ...................................................................................................................................32
MOTION ............................................................................................................................................ 32
SENSITIVITY ............................................................................................................................33
WINDOW TONE .......................................................................................................................33
DET H_POS ...............................................................................................................................33
DET V-POS ................................................................................................................................33
DET H-SIZE ...............................................................................................................................33
DET V-SIZE ...............................................................................................................................33
MOTION OSD ...........................................................................................................................34
ALARM ......................................................................................................................................34
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SYSTEMING ..................................................................................................................................... 34
COM............................................................................................................................................35
IMAGE RANGE ........................................................................................................................35
OUTPUT MODE .......................................................................................................................35
MONITOR .................................................................................................................................36
FRAME RATE ...........................................................................................................................36
CVSB ...........................................................................................................................................36
LANGUAGE ..............................................................................................................................36
COLORBAR ..............................................................................................................................37
RESET ........................................................................................................................................37
5. Appendix ...........................................................................38
Appendix A – Installing the MCV........................................................................................... 38
Appendix B Connecting to Night Skies Network .................................................................. 41
Appendix C – Connecting Serial to Mallincam SDI ............................................................ 48
What you Need .................................................................................................................................... 48
What to Do ........................................................................................................................................... 49
Appendix D – Displaying SDI on your Computer................................................................ 50
Magewell SDI Dongle (XI100DUSB-SDI) ......................................................................................... 50
BlackMagic UltraStudio SDI ............................................................................................................... 51
Appendix E – First Aid for the Mallincam SDI ..................................................................... 52
The Image from the MALLINCAM SDI is jumping all over the place ............................................... 52
When I have my Video Software connect to my Mallincam through my MCV-1 adapter I only see a
Blue screen. .......................................................................................................................................... 52
Appendix F – Settings Template ........................................................................................... 53
Appendix G – Notes ................................................................................................................ 54
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1. Introduction
Welcome to the world of the Mallincam SDI Camera. Your purchase will provide
you with years of discovery and adventure as you view, record, share, and
broadcast the wonders of the Solar System. The Mallincam SDI is a professional
video camera that can provide broadcast quality live images in the HD-SDI
format along with standard quality video for non-broadcast needs.
The Mallincam SDI camera uses a true HD sensor and SDI Digital output for
unsurpassed image quality. At 2.1 MP sensor, the all Ceramic Panasonic Sensor
use the latest in Technology offered by Panasonic using the new 1/3 Inch 2.1 MP
High Speed Maicovicon MOS sensor making it ideal for planetary, Lunar and
Solar Imaging under live condition on a monitor or through the SDI
uncompressed Digital format for image recording.
This document will guide you in the connection options of the Mallincam SDI to
your computer, along with recommendations on configuring the camera for
specific Solar System objects. This manual is the work of the MallinCam
Mallincam SDI users before me. I have borrowed their ideas and even some of
their documents and have placed them in the manual so that we have
everything is in one place. Special thanks to Jack Huerkamp for all the
preliminary work he has done with this camera.
So thank you for your purchase, and let the adventure begin
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The Contents of the MALLINCAM SDI Package
Depending upon the MALLINCAM SDI Model purchased, the contents may vary,
but all MALLINCAM SDI Deluxe cameras include the following standard
equipment:
MallinCam SDI Deluxe Package:





Mallincam SDI camera body
BNC to RCA adapter
1.25" eyepiece adapter
SVBS 10 meter cable
120 volts AC to 12 volts DC Regulated power supply
These attachments will provide you with the ability to connect the Mallincam SDI
Video camera to your telescope, power it using to a 120V AC power source, and
displaying your image on any device that accepts analog or SDI video. See the
Appendix for a list of other accessories available for the Mallincam SDI Camera.
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The Camera (Just the Facts)
The MallinCam SDI Camera is a video camera that provides near Real Time
images of brighter Deep Sky Objects, Planetary, Lunar, and Solar. This instrument
contains the following specifications:
Model
MALLINCAM SDI
Image Sensor
Panasonic 1/3 Inch 2.1 MP High Speed Maicovicon MOS sensor
CCD Pixels:
2010 (H) X 1108 (V) Total Pixels 2.75μm × 2.75μm (V) Pixel size
1944 (H) X 1092 (V) Active Pixels
CCD Size:
1/3“ , 5.59mm (H) × 4.68mm (V)
Video Output Format:
NTSC or PAL
HD-SDI Video
BNC Female Connector
Composite Video
BNC Female Connector
Gain Control:
Auto/Manual
Exposure Control:
Auto/Manual
Auto Iris:
ELC, ALC
Fix Shutter
1/60000, 1/30000, 1/16000, 1/8000, 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500,
(seconds)
1/240, 1/120, 1/60, 1/30
Extended Shutter
OFF, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8
Gamma Selection
0.45, 0.50, 0.55, 0.60, 0.65
White Balance
-Automatic
-Manual
Communication
Pelco
Protocol
Operating
-25C to +50C ( -13oF to 122oF)
Temperature
Power Supply
12±1V DC at 1A
Dimensions
4 inches (L) x 2.5 inches (W) x 2.5 inches (H)
Weight
10.2 ounces
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The Camera (its Anatomy)
The Mallincam SDI camera is a rectangular based camera with a rear
connection ports for power, video and communications and a front c-mount
opening. It is 4” long by 2.5” tall and 2.5” wide. The camera weighs in at about
11 ounces (290 grams).
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2. Making Connections
The MALLINCAM SDI Camera
(Connection Diagram)
①
②
1
2
3
4
Composite Video Out (BNC)
SDI Video Out (BNC)
12V Power in (12V)
RS485 Communication
Connecting the Mallincam SDI to Monitor
③
④
The MallinCam SDI provides two video outputs: Composite and SDI both of which
utilize a BNC connector. Since composite and SDI signals are different formats,
with HD-SDI packing a lot of data, different types of video cable are
recommended. Rock provides the composite cable with the Deluxe Package,
which you can use for both composite and SDI, but if you require a long length
of cable for SDI output, you can Google SDI cables to locate a supplier of
dedicated SDI cable for you to use. This dedicated SDI cable will provide the
best image possible with the Mallincam SDI.
Composite Video
The Composite Signal is obtained by connecting the included 10m MallinCam
Video Cable from the Video-Out adapter of the camera (see ① in the
connection diagram) to the Composite Video-In Adapter on your monitor (since
in most monitors, the Composite Video-In connector is a RCA style, MallinCam
provides a BNC to RCA adapter to facilitated that connection) or composite
adapter on your Video Capture Device (MCV-1) if you are using a computer.
To connect, just align the two little openings on the BNC cable (male) with the
two notches on the adapter’s BNC (female) connector, push and twist so the
notches slide into place. This locks the connector to the Mallincam cable.
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SDI Video
The SDI Signal is obtained by connecting the included 10m MallinCam Video
Cable (or dedicated SDI cable) from the SDI-Out adapter of the camera (see ②
in the connection diagram) to the SDI Video-In Adapter on your SDI monitor
(since SDI input standard is the BNC, there is no need to use the included BNC to
RCA adapter) or SDI adapter on your Video Capture Device (BlackMagic SDI
Ultra Studio, Magewell SDI) if you are using a computer.
To connect, just align the two little openings on the BNC cable (male) with the
two notches on the adapter’s BNC (female) connector, push and twist so the
notches slide into place. This locks the connector to the cable.
Power
The Mallincam SDI camera requires 12V 1amp power either from an AC to DC
converter or 12V DC power supply. Just connect the two power connect cables
into the matching two Power Input plugs on the back of the Mallincam SDI. The
other end plugs into the Power In connecter on the end of the 10m cable on the
included Mallincam dual power/video cable.
Red cable
to Positive
Black cable
to Negative
Back of Mallincam SDI.
See ③ on Connection
diagram.
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Included Mallincam
Power Cable.
Included Mallincam 12V
DC Power Adapter.
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Connecting the MALLINCAM SDI to your
Computer for Video.
Composite Video:
Requirements:





Computer with video display software such as AMCAP.
USB Video capture adapter such as MallinCam MCV.
Mallincam dual power/video cable.
MALLINCAM SDI AC to DC power adapter.
MALLINCAM SDI camera.
Software Requirements:
You will need any software package that can display an image from your video
capture device. Some suggestions are:





AMCAP
SharpCap
SplitCam
ManyCam
WebCamMax
Each software has its pros and cons, depending upon what you require the
software do. Using SplitCam, ManyCam, or WebCamMax will make it easier to
broadcast your images on Night Skies Network (see section Connecting the Night
Skies Network (NSN)) if that will be a direction you are thinking of taking.
Hardware Requirements
 A USB Video Capture Device, such as MallinCam’s MCV. This device will
allow the output from the MALLINCAM SDI (composite) to be captured
and displayed by the software (see Installing the MCV in Appendix).
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Attaching the Video Cable to MALLINCAM SDI Camera
Now you attach the Malincam SDI 10m composite cable (RCA adapter
attached) to the USB Video Capture Device (MCV) that you are using for video
input and attach the other end of the 10m cable to the CVBS connecter (BNC)
on the MALLINCAM SDI Camera to allow for capture of the video signal.
To CVBS
Port on SDI
To USB Port
on
Computer
Now all we need to do is start the video display software of your choice to
display the image. Remember what ever software choice you made to display
the image from the Mallincam SDI Camera, it will have an option that allows you
to choose the Video Capture Adapter’s driver (x2828 for MCV). Once you
chosen the driver, you should now see an image of what the Mallincam SDI
Camera is capturing in the video window of your software.
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3. Operating the MALLINCAM SDI
Now is the time to do a quick check of the MALLINCAM SDI Camera to see if you
can obtain a video signal. This walk through assumes you have a monitor with a
Composite input capabilities (or a Laptop with a Video Capture Device
attached and configured along with Video Display Software). Place your
MALLINCAM SDI Camera on your telescope and point the telescope at a
recognizable object. Power up your MALLINCAM SDI Camera and monitor (start
your Video Display Software if you are using a Computer). It is best to check out
your MALLINCAM SDI Camera in the daytime, so you can more easily check out
the connections.
Upon Powering up the SDI Camera, its Menu will revert back to the last
time you saved the settings. That is, when you last used the EXIT
command on the On Screen Menu.
If you have connected everything
correctly you should be seeing an
image either on your monitor or in the
image window of your computer’s
display software. Use the focus of the
telescope to bring the image to
focus.
Press and release the Centre Button
on the back of the MALLINCAM SDI.
You should see the camera’s On
Screen Menu pop-up on top of your
image with FOCUS ADJ Highlighted.
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Note: There are two ways of fine tuning the brightness, contrast of the image. The
first is using the SDI Camera Menu settings, and the second is using the brightness
and contrast controls on your monitor (or software controls in your video capture
software) the camera.
We want to adjust the Brightness and the Exposure of the Mallincam SDI to improve
the image on the screen. With some experience with your software (or monitor),
you will use a combination of MallinCam SDI controls, and Software controls to
produce the best possible image.
Press on the Down Button and the OSD
Menu should highlight the LENS selection.
Press the down button once more to
highlight the EXPOSURE selection.
Now press the Centre Button on the back
of the Mallincam SDI and you will be
presented with the EXPOSURE Sub-Menu.
The BRIGHTNESS selection will be
highlighted. Using the Left or Right Button
on the back of the camera, experiment
with adjusting the brightness of the
image.
Press the Down Button to now select the
SHUTTER selection (it should say AUTO)).
Press on the Right Button until the choice
changes to MANUAL. Now press on the
Centre Button to enter into the Manual
Shutter Sub-Menu.
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With the Shutter Sub-Menu displayed,
press the Left or Right Button to change
the shutter time. Notice how the time
effects the image. In the image to the
right, I have set my Shutter to 1/120.
Now press the Down Button to highlight
the RETURN selection, and Press the
Centre Button to return to the previous
Exposure Menu.
On the Exposure Menu, press the Down
Button enough times to highlight the
RETURN selection and then press the
Centre Button. You should now be at the
Main Menu.
By pressing the Down Button, highlight the
EXIT selection (the bottom choice). Now
press the Centre Button. The OSD Menu will
shut off, and the camera will save the
current settings internally.
You should now recognize how easy it is to move through the Menu system of the
Mallincam SDI. Now is a good time to review the detailed explanations of the on
screen selections. Don’t be afraid to experiment to see how a specific control
affect your image. The more comfortable you become at manipulating the
controls in the day time the easier it will be when you are under the night sky.
The MallinCam SDI is an imaging camera whose capabilities are in the hands of
the user. As you will discover, when you become more confident with the
camera, that your images will be the result of the combination both artistic
prowess and scientific skill. Both of these attributes will become enhanced as
your journey progresses and suggestions and advice from fellow explorers
sharpen your skills and enrich your adventure.
One of the first pieces of advice we can offer you is that every user environment
is different, the variety of outside obstacles, and sky brightness combined with
the ever changing weather and seeing conditions makes it impossible to
determine the precise setting for the SDI Camera. What we can do is provide
suggestions that will get you started in the right direction. We recommend that
you experiment and tweak the settings that we offer to see what works best for
you. Patience will be your best friend as you learn what the Mallincam SDI can
do, and what you can adjust. Do not be afraid to visit Night Skies Network or the
Mallincam Group on Yahoo and ask questions.
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The MALLINCAM SDI Camera OSD Settings
The following table will guide you in locating a specific OSD or On Screen Display
image control. Once you get the hang of locating the settings, it will be worth
your time to peruse the Chapter Understanding the OSD to get a deeper
comprehension how the adjustments will affect your image.
Always remember the suggested settings are a recommendation, as your
viewing condition will affect the image, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
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Menu Choice
Sub Menu
ON
FOCUS ADJ
OFF
ELC
LENS
ALC
BRIGHTNESS
EXPOSURE
SHUTTER
SENS-UP
AGC
OFF
NORMAL
DEBLUR
INDOOR
OUTDOOR
DEBLUR
0 to 20
AUTO
MANUAL
FLICKER
OFF, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8
0 TO 20
LEVEL
HLC
BACKLIGHT
BLC
MODE
IR LED
DAY&NIGHT
ANTI-SAT
EXTERN S/W
AGC THRES
AGC MARGIN
DELAY
1/60000, 1/30000, 1/16000, 1/8000, 1/4000,
1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/240, 1/120, 1/60,
1/30
MODE
H-POS
V-POS
H-SIZE
V-SIZE
COLOR
B&W
EXTERN
0 TO 20
ALL DAY
NIGHT ONLY
0 TO 20
0 TO 20
0 TO 20
0 TO 20
AUTO
OFF
ON
0 TO 20
NONE
0 TO 20
0 TO 20
LOW
MIDDLE
HIGH
AUTO
AUTOext
PRESET
WHITE BAL
KELVIN
MANUAL
R-GAIN
B-GAIN
DNR
IMAGE
OFF
LOW
MIDDLE
HIGH
SHARPNESS
GAMMA
COLOR GAIN
MIRROR
FLIP
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MIDDLE
HIGH
0 TO 20
0 TO 20
0 TO 10
0.45, 0.50, 0.55, 0.60, 0.65
0 TO 20
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
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1.0x TO 8.0x in steps of 0.1
OFF
LOW
MIDDLE
HIGH
OFF
MODE
DEFOG
ON
LEVEL
OFF
ON
OFF
SHADING
WEIGHT 0% to 100%
ZONE NUM
ZONE DISP
PRIVACY
ON
AUTO
MANUAL
LOW
MIDDLE
HIGH
H-POS
V-POS
H-SIZE
V-SIZE
Y-LEVEL
CR LEVEL
CB LEVEL
0 TO 15
OFF
ON
0 to 60
0 to 40
0 to 60
0 to 40
0 to 20
0 to 20
0 to 20
OFF
MOTION
ON
SENSITIVITY
WINDOW
TONE
DET H-POS
DET V-POS
DET H-SIZE
DET V-SIZE
MOTION OSD
ALARM
COM
IMAGE RANGE
SYSTEM
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MONITOR
FRAME RATE
CVBS
LANGUAGE
0 to 20
0 to 6
0 to 60
0 to 40
0 to 60
0 to 40
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
0 TO 255
2400, 4800, 9600, 57600, 115200
OFFSET
0 to 8
CAM ID
BAUDRATE
USER
FULL
COMP
720P CROP, 720P, 1080P
0 to 3
25 FPS, 30 FPS
NTSC, PAL
ENG, CHN, CHNISI, KOR, JPN, DEU, FRA, NLD, ESP, ITA
OFF
COLORBAR
ON
RESET
ON
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Understanding the OSD
On Screen Display (OSD) Menu
The following are a more detailed explanation on what function each control in the
MALLINCAM SDI Camera performs. Remember use the suggested values as a guide,
as your seeing conditions will dictate how the settings need to be set.
Note: You will have to use the EXIT command to save the setting adjustments you have
made.
MENU MAIN
This is the main menu for the Mallincam
SDI. It is from here that you select which
setting you would like to adjust.
Menu selections include: FOCUS
ADJUSTMENT LENS, EXPOSURE,
BACKLIGHT, DAY&NIGHT, WHITE
BALANCE, DNR, IMAGE, MOTION,
SYSTEMING.
FOCUS ADJ
This function will help you to make focus
easier. After fixing the camera on an
object, then when you adjust the focus
on the telescope, an orange bar means
camera is not focused. A green bar
means the camera is in focus. The
smaller green bar is, the better focus. Not
activated for astronomy usage.
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LENS
This setting allows you to set the LENS
to one of two adjustments for controlling
the electronic exposure:

ELC (Electronic Light Control)

ALC (Auto Level Control)
We recommend using ELC at NORMAL
ELC
This causes the camera to modify the
bias voltage on the CCD chip, resulting in
a variable light sensitivity
Provides two settings:
NORMAL
Set as the default for astronomy
applications.
DEBLUR
DEBLUR helps prevent blurred
movement of objects on the screen. No
used with astronomical applications.
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ALC
Since the SDI is used with a fixed lens
(the telescope), the ALC command will
not affect the image. The ALC command
provides you with 3 Options:
INDOOR
Not used astronomy applications.
OUTDOOR
Not used astronomy applications.
DEBLUR
DEBLUR helps prevent blurred
movement of objects on the screen. No
used with astronomical applications.
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EXPOSURE
This command allows you to control all
aspects of the Exposure. From here you
can adjust the:

BRIGHTNESS

SHUTTER

SENS-UP

AGC
BRIGHTNESS
This control allow you to adjust the
Brightness of the image. The values
range of 0 to 20.
SHUTTER
The SHUTTER control has 3 settings:

AUTO

MANUAL

FLICKER
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AUTO
The AUTO setting allows the Mallincam
SDI to automatically make adjustments
to the shutter speed to provide what it
believes is the best setting.
MANUAL
The MANUAL mode in the SHUTTER
setting allows you to adjust the speed
thus giving you more control.
You can set the Shutter Speed in
seconds to:
1/60000, 1/30000, 1/16000, 1/8000,
1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/240,
1/120, 1/60, 1/30
Use this mode to adjust you image to suit
your needs.
FLICKER
When the FLICKER mode is selected the
camera attempts to reduce any image
flicker.
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SENS-UP
SENS-UP acts as a Digital Slow Shutter.
It will enhance the available like by
increase the exposure by a range of
factors.
The available Ranges are:

OFF

X2

X3

X4

X5

X6

X7

X8
Note: SENS-UP only works when the
SHUTTER is in AUTO or FLICKER
Mode.
AGC
This is the Automatic Gain Control for the
SDI, which amplifies the video signal
whenever it falls below the set value. As
the AGC level increases, the overall
screen images gets brighter (including
the noise).
Works best if you have SHUTTER set to
MANUAL.
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BACKLIGHT
When there is a strong light behind the
object, the setting BACKLIGHT to ON will
help provide a clear image of both the
background and the object. No real
application for this control in the field of
astronomy.
The Mallincam SDI provide you set types
of Backlight compensation functions:


BLC (Back Light
Compensation)
HLC (High Light Compensation
BLC
This Back Light Compensation control
helps counter balance the screen image
by increasing the brightness so that the
object (which appears dark against a
bright background) can be displayed in
more detail.
Selecting the control presents a submenu which allows you to change the
location and dimensions of an area of
interest. You will see the rectangle box
change as you adjust the following:

H-POS

Y-POS

H-SIZE

V-SIZE
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HLC
This High Light Compensation control
helps control or mask a bright light
source. The bright source will be
masked with black when HLC is
operating.
You are presented with a sub-menu that
allows you to make finer adjustments to
this control.
You can adjust the LEVEL at which the
compensation takes place from 0 to 20.
The lower the number the quicker the
HLC will start making the black mask
over the bright spots on the image.
And you can tell the SDI to make these
adjustments all the time or only at Night.
DAY&NIGHT
This control allows you to display the
images in Colour or Black and White.
This control also has settings to help the
camera adjust to low light conditions.
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Once you activate this control you will be
presented with a sub-menu that allows
you to adjust the following settings:

MODE

IR LED

ANTI-SAT

EXTERN S/W

AGC THRES

AGC MARGIN

DELAY
MODE
The MODE control allows you to set the
SDI to COLOR, or B&W (Black and
White). The Mallincam SDI also has an
AUTO setting which will switch between
the COLOR and B&W Mode according to
light conditions.
There is also an EXTERN setting which
is not active in this camera.
Note: COLOR will most likely be the
setting you will leave the camera in when
imaging objects, but if you do change the
control to B&W you will hear an audible
click as the camera internally makes the
switch (click will also be heard when
switching back to color). You it takes a
couple of seconds for the SDI to settle
down when performing a COLOR to
B&W shift.
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Not available on the Mallincam SDI
ANTI-SAT.
This control runs in conjunction with the
IR-Led, but since this Mallincam SDI
doesn’t have IR LED’s, then this control
does affect the image (unless looking at
an IR source).
EXTERN S/W
Not available on the Mallincam SDI.
AGC THRES
The DAY&NIGHT switch depends upon
the AGC level that is used to increase
the brightness of the image. The higher
the value then the darker the image is
required to be before the switch takes
place.
AGC MARGIN
Defines the difference between the Dayto-Night or Night-to-Day switch based
upon the AGC THRES. Higher values
increase this distance, thus preventing a
continuous Switching
DELAY
You can choose MIDDLE, HIGH, and
LOW to set the Delay time for the
switching.
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WHITE BAL
The White Balance Control allows the
SDI to adjust the colour temperature
(how vivid the colours are). The SDI
needs to determine a reference colour
temperature (colour of light source) so
that it can determine the other colours on
the screen.
The Control gives you’re the following
settings:




AUTO
AUTOext
PRESET
MANUAL
AUTO
This setting allows the SDI to work within
its temperature colour range. IT
determines what White Balance output to
use by reading the colour information
from the whole image. It then adjusts the
colour based on the colour temperature
radiating from a black portion of the
image.
AUTOext
In this Auto Tracking White Balance
control, the White Balance of the image
is automatically adjusted while the
temperature colour is changing (ie during
cloudy days).
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PRESET
This controls sets the White Balance to
the current conditions value and keeps it
there. Select this setting and your will
see the image adjust colours at it
determine the colour temperature. Press
the Enter Button to set the image to this
color. It you change locations or
brightness in the image you may have to
PRESET it again.
MANUAL
You can use the MANUAL setting to fine
tune your colours. First set the White
Balance by using the AUTO or AUTOext
setting. Then choose MANUAL and
activate it. You then have control of three
adjustments.

KELVIN (MIIDLE, HIGH, LOW)

R-GAIN (W/B for Red 0 to 20)

B-GAIN (W/B for Blue 0 to 20)
The larger the number the more intense
of that color will appear in the image. The
R-GAIN of 20 would produce a Red
image).
The Defaults are at 10.
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DNR
Digital Noise Reduction is a control on
the SDI that improves the image quality
by filtering out the noise which is
generated under low light conditions.
This control provides 4 possible settings:

OFF

LOW

MIDDLE

HIGH
I usually leave this on MIDDLE when
imaging planets.
IMAGE
This control allows you to optimize the
image quality by allowing you to adjust
certain parameters. You will be provided
with a sub-menu that provides the
following adjustment capabilities:










SHARPNESS
GAMMA
COLOR GAIN
MIRROR
FLIP
D-ZOOM
ACE
DEFOG
SHADING
PRIVACY
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This control affect the image sharpness.
You have a range from 0 to10 with 10
being the most aggressive. Too high a
value may introduce noise in the image.
GAMMA
This control changes the Gamma Curve
of the SDI. You can select GAMMA of
0.45, 0.5, 0.55, 0.6, and 0.65. The small
the number the brighter the image.
Setting GAMMA to 0.6 is a great place to
start.
COLOR GAIN
This changes the Color Gain of the SDI.
You can select a value from 0 to 20.
Using a value of 10 is a great place to
start.
MIRROR
This control gives you the ability to mirror
(flip) the image horizontally on your
screen. Settings are OFF for no flip, and
ON for flip.
FLIP
This control gives you the ability to mirror
(flip) the image vertically on your screen.
Settings are OFF for no flip, and ON for
flip.
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D-ZOOM
This control, the Digital Zoom allows you
to digitally zoom into the image. You
have the ability to linearly zoom from
1.0x the original image size to 8.0x the
image size is steps of 0.1
ACE
This control the Adaptive Contrast
Enhancer gives you the ability to
enhance the contrast of the image on the
screen. You have 4 levels to choose
from: OFF, LOW, MIDDLE, and HIGH. I
find OFF the best choice for astronomical
applications.
DEFOG
During seeing conditions with Fog, rain,
or even intense luminous conditions have
a lower than normal Dynamic Range.
This control allow the SDI to make
adjustment for the lower DR level. When
this control is activated (set to ON), you
will be presented with a sub-menu where
you can select the MODE (AUTO or
MANUAL), and when set to MANUAL,
the LEVEL of adjustments you need the
SDI to provide (LOW, MIDDLE, or
HIGH).
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This control helps reduce the brightness
difference between the centre of the
image and the edges of the image. When
activated (set to ON), you will be
presented with a sub-menu in which you
can adjust the range of the WEIGHT
applied by the SDI to the image from 0%
to 100%.
PRIVACY
This control has no astronomical
applications. When activated (set to ON),
you will be presented with a sub-menu
that allows you to black-out up to 16 (0
thru 15) masking regions on your image.
You can set the size, location, brightness
and the amount of Red or Blue colour to
apply to the privacy mask.
MOTION
This control is used to detect the amount
of moving object is the field of view.
Once activated (set to ON), you will be
presented with a sub-menu that will allow
you to control how the SDI responds to
the detected motion.
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SENSITIVITY
Set the range (from 0 to 20) of
sensitivity, the smaller the number the
more sensitive the SDI
WINDOW TONE
This sets up the size of the detection
zone borders. You can choose from 0 to
6 as the TONE size.
DET H_POS
Sets the horizontal location of the
Detection Zone box (from 0 to 60), if you
use this control I would leave at 0.
DET V-POS
Sets the vertical location of the Detection
Zone box (from 0 to 40), if you use this
control I would leave at 0.
DET H-SIZE
Sets the horizontal size of the Detection
Zone box (from 0 to 60), if you use this
control I would leave at 60.
DET V-SIZE
Sets the horizontal size of the Detection
Zone box (from 0 to 40), if you use this
control I would leave at 40.
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MOTION OSD
Determine if the SDI should display red
rectangular boxes around parts of the
image that are moving. Choices are ON
or OFF.
ALARM
This control is not activated on the SDI.
SYSTEMING
The SYSTEMING control is where so set
the parameters for using the Mallincam
SDI. You can modify the following
settings:

COM

IMAGE RANGE

OUTPUT MODE

MONITOR

FRAME RATE

CVBS

LANGUAGE

COLORBAR

RESET
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COM.
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The COM control allows to designate a
camera number (0 to 255) for the SDI
along with the communication Baud rate.
Leave these as:

COM: 1

BAUDRATE: 9600
IMAGE RANGE
This Control sets the range of the
contrast values that the SDI uses. You
are the option of choosing the FULL
contrast range, or a reduced contrast
range using COMP, or you can select a
20 levels of contract reduction by using
the USER option and selecting a
OFFSET value the sub-menu that
appears.
OUTPUT MODE
This control set the SDI Video Output
resolution that is used on the SDI Video
port on the Mallincam SDI Camera. Set
this value to match the SDI input device
that you are using. The available choices
are:

1080P

720P

720P CROP
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You will notice that if you select 720P
CROP, then the CVBS signal will also be
adjusted with the outer edges cropped
and the inner image zoomed to fill the
image window.
MONITOR
Not used for astronomical applications
leave at 1.
FRAME RATE
This sets the frame rate of the video
output. Leave at 30 fps (our capture
standard in Canada). Other setting is 25
fps.
CVSB
This control sets the Video Output
Standard. In North America we use
NTSC, but the SDI camera can be set to
PAL for our European friends/
LANGUAGE
This control sets the Language that the
OSD uses to display information. Choose
the language of your preference.
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COLORBAR
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This Control turns ON or OFF the Colour
Bar. With the COLORBAR set to ON, you
can determine if the SDI is outputting a
signal through the video port without
imaging anything.
RESET
This control will reset the Mallincam SDI
back to factory default settings.
Press the RESET Button until the SDI
displays PUSHING. The setting are then
set to factory defaults.
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5.
Appendix
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Appendix A – Installing the MCV
The MCV-1 and the MCV-1e both come nicely packed in its own see-through packaging. The
installation procedures will be the same for either package. The following are the techniques I
have used on 4 different computers (3 laptops and 1 desktop). Some are 32 bit and others are
64 bit, all run windows 7. I have not encountered any problems installing this way.
Note
Do some pre-planning to minimize frustration that may occur when Windows gets
a bit temperamental. I use both the MallinCam MALLINCAM SDI and the
MallinCam Signature exclusively with computer control, so I needed to assign one
USB port for my video input (MCV) and another USB port for my serial cable
(Belkin USB Serial cable). I even label which port is which on my lap-top (just in
case I forget). I will always use the same port for each device, so that I will not
have multiple versions of the drivers for multiple USB ports (you are just teasing
the windows gods if you mix and match, and they will get even).
The MCV-1 and MCV-1e are heavy and depending upon your computer’s
manufacturer, the MCV may put some strain on the USB port. Therefore I use a
small 6” USB cable extender, and plug the extender into the USB port for and plug
the MCV into the other end of the extender.
Step 1
Open the Package
When you open the package you will find:
 1 mini CD
 1 User’s Manual
 MCV-1 (1e) Do not inset this into USB port until instructed
 Take the instruction booklet and the mini CD and place them on the table. If
your computer cannot handle a mini CD (you cannot physically lock the CD
into the centre hole of the CD drive), then you can down load the software by
following the next step
 Go to the Mallincam website (www.Mallincam.net) and download the latest
drivers for the MCV device in the Support/Software Downloads heading.
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Insert the MCV-1 or MCV-1e
Remember the USB port you choose for the MCV; you will always use this USB
port for the MCV.
 The Windows will find new hardware and will attempt to load drivers. It
will most likely fail on one driver. Don’t worry that is why you have the
driver installation software.
 Either insert the CD or run the program autorun.exe in the folder of the
file you downloaded.
 When you see the green USB 2.0 HD HV Grabber screen, CLICK on the
option: Install Drivers.
 You may receive a Windows warning asking you if you want to allow the
installation to run, Click Yes.
 Follow the instructions on the Installation of USB Video/Audio Device
Driver Wizard that is displayed on the desktop.
 The installation takes under a minute. Once complete, you will be
presented with a notification windows, click Finish with the “Yes, I want
to restart my computer now” option selected.
 The computer will restart. Login in as you normally would.
 You don’t need to install any of the other files from the HD AV Grabber
installer.
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Checking out the MCV-1 or MCV-1e
It is always a good idea to check out the MCV-1e to see if it is running correctly
after you have done a first time installation.
 Start the Image software that you will using to display your MALLINCAM
SDI Video image such as: AmpCap, SharpCap, VirtualDub,..)
 In the Video Device menu, you should see a Video Source called “USB
2828x Device”. This is the driver for either the MCV-1 or MCV-1e device.
This is the one we want. Select it
 Power up your Signature, and you should be able to see the camera’s
images on the video window of your software.
Note
Oh No, the video is not working correctly, strange stuff is happening and it is
not my camera
After you have checked all of the obvious: Power to the MALLINCAM SDI,
Software (AMCAP) is pointing to the correct input device on the MCV
(remember it has 2 connection types: RCA and SVIDEO).
 Down load the updated MCV-1 or MCV-1e driver from the Mallincam
Software Links Site:
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Appendix B Connecting to Night Skies Network
Introduction
I found that when I first started connecting to NSN, things started happening too fast for me to
keep track of everything at once. So, pre-planning was the most the most crucial step for me. I
found that by doing test runs in the comfort of my house allowed me to develop my techniques
that work for the equipment and software that I use. Below are the results and steps that I use
to broadcast on NSN, feel free to follow them and/or made modification as you deem as
necessary.
Note
Computer real-estate will be your nemesis. So, depending upon the size of the
monitor (laptop), then number of screens that you are using, then number of
software programs that using are simultaneously are using, will dictate how you
will manage your windows. I will describe how I have organized my windows
under a variety of situations (1 computer, 1 computer with 2 monitors, which
software packages am I using, and what am I trying to do this session).
Remember, it’s all about having fun, and time and patience are your best friends
(not to mention all the guys and gals, and the Yahoo – MallinCam site :
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/mallincam/messages
One of the most important decisions you will need to make with broadcasting the image of the
MALLINCAM SDI is what Video capture software are you going to use. Some simple suggestions:
You can have NSN grab the image directly off your Video Capture Device (MCV), but I find it
more convenient to either use a Video Capture Software such as AMCAP, or SMARTCAP to
display my image and then capture my screen by using Splitcam, Manycam, or WebCamMax.
Even better Splitcam, Manycam, or WebCamMax can both display and pass along the image to
NSN without the need of a Video Capture Software. All three have about the same features,
some of these have versions that will cost you, but all have a version that is free (reduced
functions, advertisements, etc…). My current program of choice is Splitcam (I can live with the
Advertisements, but it has some amazing extras such as the ability to change Video Input from
Svideo to composite, a must if you use MallinCam’s MCV device with a variety of cameras.
Step 1
Plug in the MALLINCAM SDI camera into a USB Port (MCV) on your computer.
Note
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Always use the same port for your connected devices. I even mark on
my laptop which USB port is for which device. I even use a specific USB
port for my Video input devices (MCV, MALLINCAM SDI, Dazzle), and a
specific port for by RS232, RS485 devices. For example if you only have
2 ports, then 1 port is for video input (MCV), and the other port is for
RS485 control.
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Start Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax
Step 2
Note
Step 3
Size the Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax window so that you will have
room for your Browser to open. If you have a dual monitor system you
can slide Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax window to the second
monitor.
Have Manycam/ Splitcam/WebcamMax Choose your Video Driver as the Source
Note
Once connected, you should have the image of what the MALLINCAM
SDI is looking at inside the Window of the software. If you are using a
third party Video Display Software then have Manycam / Splitcam /
WebcamMax choose Desktop Capture as the source.
Adjust the Resolution and frames/second (fps) value on
Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax
Step 4
Note
Step 5
This will be trial and error; it all depends upon resolution, bandwidth,
and what over members on NSN experience from your broadcasted
image. You will end up adjusting both on the Manycam / Splitcam
/WebcamMax side as well and on the NSN side to get the best image.
For me I start at 800x600 and NSN at 800x600.
Start your Web Browser of Choice
You may have to play with a number of Browsers to see which one works well with your
particular computer setup. I have had success with 3 browsers: Chrome, Internet
Explorer, and Maxthon. My current favourite browser to use for NSN broadcast is
Chrome.
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Log into Night Skies Network (NSN)
Have your Web Brower go to the location: http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ . Locate
and click on the BROADCASTERS AND MEMBERS SIGN IN button. The next Login screen
will ask you to enter your username and password. You will next be presented with the
Channel Line Up screen for Night Skies network. Click on the Login selection on the
upper right hand side of the screen.
You will be presented with the Channel Launch Sign In screen for NSN. Again enter your
Username and Password and click on Publish Channel button.
Step 7
Allow Adobe Flash to use your Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax or Video Adapter
The Adobe Flash Player Settings window will pop up on your screen asking you for
permission to use your camera and your microphone. Select Allow.
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Turn off your Microphone
Step 8
Until you have your microphone figured out, it is best to initially turn it off. If you do not,
the viewers on NSN may hear a loud buzzing (feedback noise). Later on we will look at
using the microphone, but until then I recommend CLICKING on the little microphone
symbol on the upper right corner of the NSN video display window to disable the
microphone.
Step 9
Set a message for the NSN observers
It is a good idea to display a message above the NSN display window, so that the other
NSN views understand what you are doing. When initially setting up (which usually takes
longer when you are learning), I usually type the message “Setting Up the Camera” then
CLICK on the SEND button to have it displayed.
Note
Step 10
When you are us and running and everything is working as it should, you
will change the message to indicate, what telescope, mount, and camera
you are using. For that is the most frequently asked question from the
NSN viewers.
Select the Camera
Now is the time to activate the camera, or in our case have NSN driver point to your
Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax output or the Video Adapter Driver if you are not
using Manycam/Splitcam/WebcamMax.
 RIGHT CLICK inside the NSN Video window to bring up a Settings Window
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 CLICK on the Settings choice and you will be presented with the Adobe Flash
Player Settings Window.
 CLICK on the Camera Icon and you will be presented with a pull down menu to
select your camera.
 CLICK on the Pull Down list to select your camera of choice.
 CLICK on CLOSE to Continue.
NSN will remember what camera you chose from the last visit. So
usually you only have to go through this process whenever you want to
change what camera device you would like the NSN flash driver to use.
Step 11
Choose your Camera Settings
We will now select the settings for our camera. We have the option of changing: The
Bandwidth, Picture, Resolution, Framerate, and even the microphone rate (when you
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are ready). The changes will not be activated until you CLICK on the Green OK symbol in
the window.
 LEFT CLICK inside the NSN video Window to bring up the Camera Settings
Window.
 Use the sliders for Band Width and Picture values. I usually have both of my
sliders way on the right. Over time you will find the sweet spot for your system.
 Select your Resolution from the Pull Down Menu. Start at 800x600 and move up
from there. Play with these to see what settings the NSN viewers say is the
best.
 Select your Frame Rate. From its Pull Down Menu. I usually leave it at 15 fps,
but I have used 30 fps at times. Again trial and error for your system.
 CLICK on the green OK symbol to accept these settings
That’s it, you are done. If everything is working well and the Window’s gods are in a good mood,
you should be broadcasting whatever object the MALLINCAM SDI is capturing. You should now
enter another Message and SEND it out to indicate what system you are using and what object
you are viewing.
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There is a time delay on what you say (if you have you microphone
activated) and do on your computer as compared to what others see
(and hear) on the NSN broadcast.
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You will freeze (and I don’t mean like what Chris does when he
broadcasts in winter till 3am), I mean from time to time your NSN
connection will freeze for no apparent reason. It happens to us all.
When this happens, you can simply terminate the Web browser
program (Ctrl –Alt-Del). Then restart your browser and Log back into
NSN. This usual is a very quick process. But, sometime we all have to
restart our computer (this takes longer for we need to power down
hardware and software) and reactivate everything before login back in.
Don’t worry, the NSN viewers sense what is happening and will keep the
conversations going while waiting for you to come back on.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice by typing in on the Video chat window, as we are all learning
and are willing to assist whenever we can.
When ready, try activating the microphone (click on the microphone symbol). Other will let you
know if they can hear you, or if there is noise. Remember there are settings for the microphone
in the camera settings window.
I have become hooked on Splitcam. With my dual monitor system I have Splitcam grab my
Video device (USB 2828x Device) directly. Splitcam can adjust brightness, contrast, etc. I can also
call up the USB 2828x Device control panel (located in File/Video settings) which gives you
some more control of the MCV’s image output or by using the Options Tab thus allowing you to
change the brightness contrast, sharpness over and above what the MALLINCAM SDI camera
does. Since I place Splitcam on its own monitor (the second monitor), I can make it full screen to
see all the detail, while my fist monitor has the NSN connection screen with its preview and chat
window.
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When you are finished with your session, you simply say your good
nights to the crowd of NSN viewers to let them know that your session is
ending. CLICK on the red STOP button on your NSN Window and NSN
will shut down your channel and you can power down your system and
call it an evening (It won’t force the NSN viewers off the channel and
some viewers will continue chatting long after you have gone to bed).
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Appendix C – Connecting Serial to Mallincam SDI
If you are like me, you do not like pushing the buttons on the back of the Camera. If that is the
case, then you need to create a connection path between your computer and the RS485 port on
the Mallincam SDI. Once that path is create, you can then control the camera thru software (I
create a simple piece of software to do this. See below).
What you Need
Either a USB to RS485 Adapter or USB to RS232 Cable
If you are using a USB to RS232 Cable, you will also require a RS232 to SR454 adapter.
A cable of suitable length with 3 wires.
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What to Do
All you need to do is connect three wires from the RS485 end of the adapter to the RS485 plugs
on the back of the Mallicam SDI



Connect a wire from the +Rx of the adapter to the +Rx of the SDI
Connect a wire from the –Rx of the adapter to the-Rx of the SDI
Connect a wire from the Gnd of the adapter to the Gnd of the SDI
All you need now is a suitable piece of software to control the Mallincam SDI. If you visit the
Mallincam Site, Rock will be providing a link to the free piece of software.
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Appendix D – Displaying SDI on your Computer
SDI is a professional bandwidth video output protocol, and as such requires special hardware to
get the signal into the computer. There are two devices most commonly used with SDI:


BlackMagic Ultrastudio SDI
Magewell SDI Dongle
Both products recommend using USB3, but only the Magewell product can be
connected to and use a USB2 port (it will automatically maximize the thru-put for the
USB2 connection.
Magewell SDI Dongle (XI100DUSB-SDI)
This product is plug-and-play, so all you need to do is plug in the dongle, it will install
what it need automatically (like every USB device). Then you can use the product.
 Simply connect a SDI cable from the SDI port on the Mallincam to the SDI input on the
Magewell.
 Start your favourite piece of Video display software, like AMCAP
 Have AMCAP point to XI100DUSB-SDI Video
That’s it.
If your Video Display software has a Filter Output or Filter PIN, then you can adjust the
Brightness, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation.
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BlackMagic UltraStudio SDI
Visit the BlackMagic Web-site for compatible computer system, as there are very strict
requirements with this device.
You will need to install the product by following the instructions provided with the BlackMagic
Ultrastudio.
Note:
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you will need to ensure that the frame rate and resolution match in the Mallincam SDI,
BlackMagic Control Panel, and Video software for the image to be seen.
Connect the USB3 Cable from the Ultrastudio to a USB2 Port on the Computer
Connect the SDI cable from the back of the Mallincam to the SDI IN on the Ultrastudio
Start the Video Software of your choice, such as AMCAP
Look for the BLACKMAGIC WDM driver or the Decklink driver on the Video Source list,
you may have to try both drivers to see which one works with your video software.
It takes a bit of trial and error to match everything with the Blackmagic Ultrastudio, but
once done, you are good to go.
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Appendix E – First Aid for the Mallincam SDI
The Image from the MALLINCAM SDI is jumping all over
the place
Diagnosis:
The camera is not getting a proper video signal.
Cure:
Check to make sure that the correct type of video cable is snuggly
connected from the Mallincam SDI to the Computer.
Are you using the SDI output on a composite camera?
Is the SDI output resolution 1080p vs 720p matching the expected
input resolution (including fps)?
When I have my Video Software connect to my
Mallincam through my MCV-1 adapter I only see a Blue
screen.
Diagnosis:
Cure:
The MCV-1 or other adapters can have multiple video input
connections. For example the MCV-1 has both composite and Svideo. The cause of this symptom is that MallinCam is looking at one
of those input ports, while the camera is sending the image through
the other. Your Video Display software then just gives a Blue screen
to say that I see nothing at the MCV-1 source.
Set the video to use the Composite Source on the x2828
(MCV) video driver and
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Appendix F – Settings Template
Menu Parameter
Setting
Comments
1. LENS
ELC
NORMAL
2. Exposure
BRIGHTNESS
10
This gives wiggle room
SHUTTER
Manual at 1/2000
Starting point, depends on object
SENSE UP
OFF
Not used in Manual Shutter
AGC
5
This gives wiggle room
Middle
Personal Preference
SHARPNESS
15
This gives wiggle room
GAMMA
0.5
Depends on Monitor
COLOR GAIN
10
This gives wiggle room
ACE
OFF
Personal Preference
COLOR
I like Color
3. DNR
SETTING
4. IMAGE
5. Day & Night
D&N Mode
6. White Balance
AUTO
Choose this
AUTOext
MANUAL
7. System
OUTPUT MODE
1080p
Full Screen for both SDI and
Composite
8. Other
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Comments
1. LENS
ELC
2. Exposure
BRIGHTNESS
SHUTTER
SENSE UP
AGC
3. DNR
SETTING
4. IMAGE
SHARPNESS
GAMMA
COLOR GAIN
ACE
5. Day & Night
D&N Mode
6. White Balance
AUTO
AUTOext
MANUAL
7. System
OUTPUT MODE
8. Other
Appendix G – Notes
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