Merging DUA II Product specifications

Merging DUA II Product specifications
WORKSTATION SETUP & ADMINISTRATION GUIDE
VERSION 6.01
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© 1999–2002 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, Avid Unity,
Equinox, MEDIArray, MediaDock, SOFTIMAGE, and the Avid|DS Logo are
either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. in the
United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are
the properties of their respective owners.
The Avid|DS application uses JScript and Visual Basic Scripting Edition from
Microsoft Corporation.
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This document is protected under copyright law. The contents of this
document may not be copied, duplicated or distributed in any form, in whole
or in part, without the express written permission of Avid Technology, Inc.
This document is supplied as a guide for the Avid|DS product. Reasonable
care has been taken in preparing the information it contains. However, this
document may contain omissions, technical inaccuracies, or typographical
errors. Product specifications are subject to change without notice and should
not be considered commitments by Avid Technology, Inc. Avid Technology,
Inc. does not accept responsibility of any kind for customers’ losses due to the
use of this document.
This document may contain confidential and proprietary information of Avid
Technology, Inc. and Softimage Co. and/or other third parties which is
protected by copyright, trade secret and trademark Law and may not be
provided or otherwise made available without prior written authorization.
Warranties and Liabilities
NEITHER SOFTIMAGE CO. NOR AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. MAKE ANY
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IN THIS DOCUMENT WITH RESPECT
TO THIRD PARTY PRODUCT(S) CERTIFIED OR OTHERWISE MADE
AVAILABLE FOR USE WITH SOFTIMAGE OR AVID PRODUCTS. ALL
WARRANTIES ARE PROVIDED BY THE ORIGINAL SUPPLIER(S) OF
SUCH THIRD PARTY PRODUCT(S).
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at his own expense.
Canadian ICES-003
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
European Union Notice
Declaration of Conformity (According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014)
Application of Council
Directives:
73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC.
Standards to which
Conformity is Declared:
EN60950:1992 + A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A11
CISPR 22:1985 / EN55022:1988 Class A
EN55024:1998 + A1
Manufacturer’s Name:
Avid Technology, Inc.
1925 Andover Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876, USA
European Contact:
Nearest Avid Sales and Service Office or
Avid Technology Sales Ltd.
Sandyford Business Center
Unit 3,
Dublin 18, Ireland
Type of Equipment:
Information Technology Equipment
Product Name:
Products for the Windows 2000 Operating
Systems: Avid|DS
Base Model Numbers:
None
Product Options:
All
Year of Manufacture:
2002
Products for the Windows 2000 Operating Systems: products were tested in a
typical Avid|DS configuration.
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment specified above
conforms to the above Directives and Standards.
George R. Smith, Director of Hardware Design and Development
Australia and New Zealand EMC Regulations
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John Kells, Australian Operations Manager
Avid Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd.
Unit B
5 Skyline Place
French Forest NSW 2086
Australia
Phone: 61-2-8977-4800
Taiwan EMC Regulations BSMI Class A EMC Warning
The Avid|DS 6.x computer and the Equinox box are a 2-part system. The I.D.
number and warning label will be placed on the bottom of the Avid|DS 6.x
computer.
Warnings
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not attempt to open the equipment
unless instructed. Do not use a tool for purpose other than instructed.
Cast and Crew: Sylvain Labrosse, Luc Langevin, Marianne Rodrigues,
Liven Tam, and Art Wright.
Document No. 0130-05116-03
Printed in Canada.
Contents
Contents
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
The Avid|DS Learning Roadmap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Using the Documentation Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Document Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Avid|DS Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Hotline Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
E-mail Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Web Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
FTP Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Mailing List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Comments? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
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Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
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Site Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Site Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Space Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Additional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
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System Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Back Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Workstation Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Port Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Disk Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
System Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Signal Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
House Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Tri-level Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Sync Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Removing and Installing the Fan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
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Assembling the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Before Assembling the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
The Keyboard, Mouse, and Graphic Tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
The Computer Monitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
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Contents
The Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
The Avid MediaDock LVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Single-Enclosure Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Two-Enclosure Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Three-Enclosure Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Avid Unity MediaNetwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Installing the ATTO Optical Fibre Channel Controller . . . . . . . . . . . 52
The Machine Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
The USB-to-MIDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
The Peripheral Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Video Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Audio Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
The Software Protection Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Upgrading Your Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Preparing to Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Drivers to Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Installing the System BIOS and Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Installing the System BIOS for the Compaq W8000 System. . . . . . . 65
Installing the System BIOS for the IBM Z Pro 6866 System . . . . . . . 66
Installing the Avid Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Upgrading the Avid Equinox Subsystem Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Installing the Avid Equinox Video Subsystem Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installing the Merging Mykerinos Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Installing the Avid Startup Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Installing the Wildcat Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Installing the SCSI Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Installing Drivers for Compaq W8000 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Installing the Intel Chipset Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Installing the Intel Pro100 Network Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Installing the Logitech Mouse Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Installing the SoundBlaster AudioPCI128 Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Uninstalling Avid|DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Removing Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Removing the PICVideo MJPEG Codec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Removing Avid|DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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Installing Avid|DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Before You Install the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Standalone Avid|DS Workstation Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Avid|DS Workgroup Configuration with RP Station . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Avid|DS Workgroup Configuration without RP Station. . . . . . . . . . 84
Avid|DS Software and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
About the Avid Indexing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Preparing to Set Up an Avid|DS Workgroup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Installing Avid|DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Loading Plug-Ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Installing and Removing Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Installing and Removing Type 1 Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Installing and Removing TrueType Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Installing Non-European Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
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Licensing Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Requesting a License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Softimage Licensing Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Creating a Valid License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Solving Licensing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
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Installing the Remote Processing Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
An Introduction to Avid|DS Remote Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Remote Processing Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Avid|Throttle Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Avid|DS RP Station Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
CPU Usage on Avid|DS RP Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Typical Networking Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Point-to-point Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Workgroup Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Optimizing the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Authentication and Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Networking Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Network Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Network Hardware and Remote Processing Performance . . . . . . .122
Installing Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Licensing Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Installing Avid|Throttle Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Troubleshooting Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
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Managing Your Windows 2000 Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Folders Installed on Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
The DS_v6.x Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
The DS Archives Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
The DS Projects Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
The DSPresets Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
The VideoStorage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
The AudioStorage Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
The DSSystem Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Managing User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Drive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Defragmenting your Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
About Striping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
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Creating a Stripe Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Striping the Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Importing Foreign Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Creating an Emergency Repair Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Chapter 10
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Using the Recovery CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Installing the Recovery CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Complete Rebuilding the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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Before You Start
Workstation Setup & Administration Guide
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Before You Start
The Avid|DS Learning Roadmap
The Avid®|DS package includes a comprehensive set of learning materials. With this
Roadmap, you’ll know where to find the information you need to get up and running
quickly and effectively.
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Start with the Workstation Setup & Administration Guide to prepare your site for
Avid|DS. This includes assembly of your workstation, reinstalling and/or licensing any of the
components, and tips on the daily maintenance of your system.
Use the Drivers CD if you need to reinstall or update the drivers for any of the
components or troubleshoot problems with Avid|DS. This CD also contains PDF
versions of all the documentation and a few utilities you may find useful.
Note: In order to view the documentation on the CD, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader
5.01 and QuickTime version 5.0 or later installed. Acrobat Reader is included on the
Drivers CD. QuickTime can be downloaded from the Apple website.
Refer to the Release Notes for feature limitations and workarounds.
If you’re new to Avid|DS, work through the Getting Started book to learn how to use the
features in the context of a basic production. This full-color tutorial gives you step-by-step
instructions on how to create a two-minute spot.
If you’re already familiar with Avid|DS, read the New Features Guide; it briefly describes all
the new features in version 6.
Avid|DS Discussion Group
You can join the worldwide network of Avid|DS users exchanging ideas and techniques
by e-mail. To subscribe, send an e-mail to [email protected] with the
following text in the body of your message: subscribe ds.
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The Avid|DS Learning Roadmap
At Avid|DS Authorized Training Centers (ATCs)
around the world, you can further your Avid|DS
education by attending the DS-101, DS-201, & DS-301
courses. These multi-day courses teach you about the
interface and workflow while producing short projects.
For details, visit http://avid.com/training.
The User’s Guide contains
comprehensive information on
how to perform basic and
advanced post-production tasks.
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The Compositing & Effects
Guide contains information and
visual examples on how to use
effects in Avid|DS, and shows
you how to perform
compositing and tracking.
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The Drivers CD contains all the Avid|DS
documentation in electronic form (PDF
format). See next page for how to use
the Documentation Library.
The online help contains on-screen reference
information on interface elements,
commands, and parameters. There are two
ways to access it:
• Click the ? icon or Help button in any
property editor, dialog box, or view.
• Choose Help > Contents and Index
from the main menu bar in Avid|DS.
Comments?
We’d appreciate any comments or suggestions you may
have about this book or any other piece of our
documentation. Just send them to: [email protected]
Keyboard shortcuts are available from the
Help menu in Avid|DS. Print out the
Keyboard Shortcuts card and keep them
close at hand.
Workstation Setup & Administration Guide • 7
Before You Start
Using the
Documentation Library
The Documentation Library contains all the Avid|DS documentation in PDF
format. If it was installed on your system, you can access it from the Help
menu in Avid|DS.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the
documentation online.
To access the Documentation Library
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• In Avid|DS, select Help > Documentation Library.
or
1. Insert the Drivers CD in your CD-ROM drive.
2. From the main menu, select Avid|DS Documentation.
To install Adobe Acrobat Reader
1. Insert the Drivers CD in your CD-ROM drive.
2. Under the Various section, select Utilities.
Document
Conventions
This guide uses the following symbols and conventions:
Bold
Bold is used for menu commands, dialog box and property
editor options, and file/folder names.
Italics
Italics place emphasis on certain words.
>
The greater than (>) sign indicates menu commands (and
subcommands) in the order that you choose them. For example,
File > Import means to open the File menu and then choose the
Import command. This applies to menus from the main menu bar
and pop-up menus that appear when you right-click on the interface.
Notes are reminders or contain important information.
Tips are useful bits of information, workarounds, and shortcuts that
you may find helpful in a particular situation.
Warnings are used when you can lose or damage information or
equipment, such as deleting data or not being able to easily undo an
action. Warnings always appear before you attempt a task!
Information that is specific to the Avid|DS HD Editor system only.
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The Avid|DS Learning Roadmap
Mouse, Pen and Keyboard
In Avid|DS, you can use a two-button mouse (with wheel) or a pen and tablet.
The left and right mouse buttons perform different operations. Unless
otherwise stated, use the left mouse button.
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The mouse and pen operate slightly differently. All the procedures in this
guide are documented for the mouse. You can, however, easily use a pen or
the keyboard. The following table shows the terms relating to the mouse, pen,
and keyboard.
This term
Means this with a mouse
Means this with a pen
Click
Quickly press and release the
left mouse button. Always use
the left mouse button unless
otherwise stated.
Tap the tablet once with the tip
of the pen, or touch the pen to
the tablet with enough pressure
to click.
Double-click
Click the left mouse button
twice rapidly.
Quickly tap the tablet twice in
the same screen pixel or press
the F5 key to go from single to
double-click.
Right-click
Quickly press and release the
right mouse button.
Press the top portion of the
switch on the side of the pen or
press the F6 key to go from left
to right-click.
Drag
Hold down the left mouse
button or the wheel while you
move the mouse.
Press the pen to the tablet while
moving the pen.
Alt+key,
Ctrl+key,
Shift+key,
etc.
Hold down the first key while you press the second key. For
example, “Press Alt+F1” means to hold down the Alt key while you
press the F1 key.
Customizing the Pen or Mouse
By customizing the pen, you can adjust the click pressure, switch functions,
and other features. For information on customizing the pen, refer to the
documentation provided with your Avid|DS system.
You can also customize the mouse. For example, you can select left-handed
configuration or change the double-click speed. For information on
customizing the mouse, refer to the Windows online help.
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Before You Start
Avid|DS Customer Support
Customer support for Avid|DS is provided by your Avid local reseller working
together with Avid|DS Customer Support. Immediate assistance for any
technical issue is available through your local Avid reseller, our
North American hotline, e-mail, and FTP support services.
Hotline Support
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Avid resellers provide first line support for Avid|DS according to their specific
geographical area and time zone. Working as an extension of Avid|DS
Customer Support, these fully trained agents provide the most efficient and
effective support possible to all our customers.
Contact information for your Avid reseller is available through the Avid
Reseller Locator at http://avid.com/cgi/locator/index.asp or www.avid.com.
You can reach Avid|DS Customer Support in North America:
tel: 1 800 800-AVID (2843)
fax: 514 845-8252
9:00 am to 9:00 pm (Eastern)
2:00 pm to 2:00 am (GMT)
Hotline assistance is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for an
additional fee.
For international enquiries and support services, contact your local Avid
Reseller. Support offerings may vary per location.
E-mail Support
The Avid|DS e-mail address for customer support is: [email protected]
You can use it for sending bug reports, usability questions, and avidds.cab
audit reports for system analysis. All e-mails are logged in the support
database and assigned a case number. Send one support request per e-mail.
It is mandatory that you include your SID number in the body of
your e-mail message for verification of your maintenance contract
and case logging, otherwise response will be delayed.
Web Support
The Avid|DS Customer Support and Download sections at
http://www.softimage.com/avidds provide quick access to a wide range of
resources from the Avid|DS teams and user community. Downloads,
including presets, drivers, and Quick Fix Engineering (QFE), provide the
latest solutions for using with your Avid|DS system. Online documentation,
tutorials, and Knowledge Base articles ensure that you get the most out of
your work with Avid|DS. It's like having a dedicated Avid|DS Customer
Support engineer sitting at your desk!
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Avid|DS Customer Support
FTP Support
For trouble shooting purposes, an FTP server is available for uploading large
files for Avid|DS Customer Support personnel to examine. You can upload a
project's archive, media files, or other large piece of data. Simply zip the files
to upload and use a short name for easy retrieval, such as archive.zip or
Case274877.zip. You can use a Windows Command Prompt or an FTP
application to upload files to our server.
Command Prompt Commands
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Command
Description
Site access
ftp ftp.softimage.com [Enter]
Folder access
cd incoming [Enter]
User name
anonymous [Enter]
Password
“your e-mail address” [Enter]
Transfer mode
bin [Enter]
Upload command
Put “path:\file name” [Enter]
Once the file upload is complete, send an e-mail to [email protected] to
inform Customer Support as there is no automatic notification when a file is
uploaded on the FTP server. Please provide the complete and exact file name
(case sensitive) to retrieve.
Mailing List
Although the Avid|DS mailing list is frequently monitored by Avid employees,
it is not part of the official support channels. You are invited to send your
support requests to any of the above channels when required.
If you have an e-mail account, you can join the worldwide network of Avid|DS
users exchanging ideas. The mailing list has proven to be quite useful for
users, with a constant stream of new subscribers.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to [email protected] with the
following text in the body of your message: subscribe ds. You can get further
information on using the automated list server by e-mailing
[email protected] with “help” as your message.
Comments?
We’d appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have about this book
or any other piece of our documentation. Just send them to:
[email protected]
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Before You Start
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Chapter 1
Package Contents
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Chapter 1 • Package Contents
In This Chapter...
This chapter provides an overview of the hardware, software, and
documentation included with your Avid|DS workstation.
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Package Contents
Package Contents
Your Avid|DS workstation contains hardware, software, and documentation.
Hardware
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After carefully unpacking the hardware, verify all of the items on the packing
slip before setting up your workstation. And, make sure that you write down
the serial number of all the devices.
Your workstation contains the following hardware:
Device
Device, cables, and accessories
Compaq W8000
Workstation
• Base unit
• Keyboard
• Mouse
• 2 optical cables (for Mykerinos audio card)
• Power cable
• Rackmount kit (optional)
21-inch monitors
• 2 21-inch monitors
• 2 monitor cables and two VGA to DVI
adapters
• 2 power cables
Avid MediaDock™ LVD
storage system
• MediaDock LVD enclosure
• 8 MediaDock LVD shuttles (for HD systems)
• 4 MediaDock LVD shuttles (for SD systems)
• Power cable
• LVD cables
Avid Unity™ Media
Network Fibre Channel
storage system
• Depends on the Avid Unity Media Network
system ordered
Avid Equinox™
Break-Out-Box
• Break-Out-Box
• Digital tether cable
• USB and BNC cables
• Power cable
WACOM tablet
• Tablet
• Pen and stand
• USB cable
• 4D mouse
DUA II audio convertor
(standard with HD systems)
• Convertor
• 2 optical cables
• Power cable
DataMate/Rosetta Stone
(RS-232 to RS-422
convertor for deck control)
• Convertor
• RS-232 cable
• RS-422 cable
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Software
If you receive a news system most of the software that you receive on CD is
also installed on your workstation's hard drive. You should keep the Software,
Drivers, and Recovery CDs in a safe place in case you need to reinstall the
software or any of the drivers.
The Avid|DS software package contains:
• Avid|DS Software CD
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• Avid|DS Drivers CD
• Two Avid|DS Recovery CDs
- One for the IBM 6866
- One for the Compaq EVO W8000
• Software protection key (dongle)
Your workstation comes with the following software components preinstalled on your workstation:
• Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 software
• Merging Technologies Mykerinos
• WACOM software
• 3Dlabs Wildcat 6210 software
The documentation for the software components is also shipped
with the system.
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Documentation
The complete Avid|DS documentation set includes:
All online Avid|DS documentation has been upgraded to v6.01.
Please refer to the Documentation Library from the Help menu in
Avid|DS.
Document
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Format
Version
Print
6.01
Workstation Setup &
Administration Guide
Online/
Print
6
Shows you how to prepare for and set up your
workstation hardware. Provides instructions on how to
upgrade to or reinstall the current version of Avid|DS, and
perform workstation administration tasks.
New Features Guide
Online/
Print
6
Briefly describes the new features in version 6 of Avid|DS.
Online Help
Online
6.01
Release Notes
Description
Describes known problems and provides workarounds.
Contains reference information on:
• Layouts and views
• Parameters in property editors and dialog boxes
• Commands in toolbars and pop-up menus.
Keyboard Shortcuts card
Online
6.01
Getting Started
Online/
Print
6
Contains basic step-by-step lessons with specific
examples, so you can start working with Avid|DS.
User’s Guide
Online/
Print
6
Describes the work processes of Avid|DS and shows you
how to perform basic and advanced tasks in every phase
of post production, from capturing material to outputting
a finished sequence.
Compositing &
Effects Guide
Online/
Print
6
Describes the basic types of effects in Avid|DS and shows
you how to apply them to your media. There’s also
information on when and how to process effects.
Print
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Guides from the vendors of the various hardware
components that comprise your Avid|DS workstation.
Vendor documentation
Contains all the Avid|DS keyboard shortcuts. You can slide
it under the cover sheet of your graphic tablet.
Note: For details on setting up, handling, and maintaining
these components, refer to the documentation included
with each of them.
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Chapter 2
Site Preparation
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Chapter 2 • Site Preparation
In This Chapter...
This chapter describes how to prepare your site for an Avid|DS workstation.
Site Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Additional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Site Planning
Site Planning
When preparing your site, you must consider the environmental, electrical,
and space requirements for your Avid|DS workstation, as well as any
additional equipment that you may need to purchase and its requirements.
Environmental
Requirements
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The site you choose for your Avid|DS workstation should meet the following
environmental requirements:
• Clean and dust free
• Free from significant temperature or humidity changes
• Sturdy, level, and not subject to vibration
• Away from high-traffic or high-noise areas
• Provides adequate space in front of and behind the workstation
components, so that you can connect cables and service your workstation.
This also provides adequate air flow for cooling.
• A minimum clearance of 3 inches (7.6 cm) for the side and back panels of
the desk side base unit
• A table (or other surface) that is at least 60 inches wide by 48 inches deep
(150 cm × 120 cm) for the editing workstation
Electrical
Requirements
Your site should meet the following electrical requirements:
• Adequate power for each workstation component, so that extension cords
are not needed.
• At least two 15-amp circuits available; one for the workstation and one for
the Avid MediaDock LVD storage(s).
• Site is away from major electrical equipment, such as motors, air
conditioners, or elevators.
• Site is not subject to static electrical buildup.
• Uses an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your workstation
from sudden power surges or losses, and save you from the resulting loss
of work.
Plug only your Avid|DS equipment into the power strip. Do not plug
in coffee makers, radios, lights, or other such devices.
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In addition, make sure your site meets the following electrical specifications:
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Component
Voltage
Frequency
Compaq W8000 workstation
100 to 240 V AC
50 to 60 Hz
21-inch monitors
100 to 240 V AC
50 to 60 Hz
Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
100 to 240 V AC
50 to 60 Hz
Avid MediaDock LVD storage
system
90 to 264 V AC
(fully configured)
50 to 60 Hz
Avid Unity MediaNetwork Fibre
Channel storage (standard
definition version of Avid|DS
only)
400 VA maximum
50 to 70 Hz
Merging DUA II audio convertor
(included with HD systems only)
100 to 240 V AC
50 to 60 Hz
WACOM tablet
120 V AC (NA)
60 Hz
(fully configured)
220 V AC (Intl)
Space Requirements
Your workstation includes either a tower or rack mount base unit, the video
storage array, and two 21-inch monitors. You can place the workstation base
unit and the video storage chassis next to your work area. The following
illustration shows a typical tower configuration:
HD or NTSC
video monitor
Left monitor
Right monitor
Avid MediaDock LVD
Speaker
Speaker
Compaq
workstation
Graphic tablet
Keyboard
Mouse
The speakers and video monitor are purchased separately. The video monitor
and the computer monitor(s) should be placed at least 12 inches (30 cm)
apart. Placing them closer together may cause synchronization interference
on the computer monitor(s).
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Site Planning
If you purchase the optional rack mount kit for the base unit, it mounts in a
standard 19-inch equipment rack. The Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box,
MediaDock LVD storage system, and DUA II audio convertor can also be
mounted in the same or another equipment rack.
The following table lists the dimensions of the major hardware components:
Dimensions
(inches)
Dimensions
(centimeters)
Base unit (tower)
Height: 17.8
Depth: 23.3
Width: 8.3
Height: 45.2
Depth: 59.2
Width: 20.4
Base unit (rack mount)
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21-inch monitor(s)
Height: 19.8
Width: 19.6
Depth: 20.0
Height: 50.3
Width: 49.8
Depth: 50.8
Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
(rack mountable)
Height: 5.3
Width: 17.6
Depth: 7.5
Height: 13.3
Width: 44.6
Depth: 19.5
Avid MediaDock LVD (tower)
Height: 18.8
Width: 10.5
Depth: 17.6
Height: 47.7
Width: 26.7
Depth: 44.8
Avid MediaDock LVD (rack
mount)
Height: 5.3
Width: 17.6
Depth: 17.4
Height: 13.3
Width: 44.6
Depth: 44.2
DUA II (rack mountable)
(included with HD systems only)
Height: 1.7
Width: 17.6
Depth: 6.9
Height: 4.3
Width: 44.6
Depth: 17.5
WACOM tablet
Width: 9
Depth: 12
Width: 22.9
Depth: 30.0
Hardware component
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Additional Equipment
A typical Avid|DS workstation requires the following additional peripherals
and cables:
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Device
Description
House sync
generator
The house sync must have the same video format as your
video equipment, as well as the project that you create
in Avid|DS.
You will need a tri-level sync generator for HD projects.
Video monitor
HD or NTSC/PAL
Video tape recorder
(VTR)
VTRs connect to the base unit through an RS-422 cable.
Digital waveform
monitor
Measures the luminance and chrominance video signals
Speakers and
amplifier
Analog and/or digital audio equipment and converters for
converting audio signals
Cables
Video: Use high quality 75-ohm coaxial cables with
75-ohm BNC coaxial connectors.
(Contact your Avid|DS reseller for a list of approved HD VTRs)
Audio: Balanced cables
Standards
convertors
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Lets you convert between HD and other (NTSC and PAL for
example) standards in order to accommodate archival
footage coming from other formats or standards
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System Overview
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Chapter 3 • System Overview
In This Chapter...
This chapter gives you an overview of the hardware included with your
Avid|DS workstation.
Back Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Disk Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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System Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Signal Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
House Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Removing and Installing the Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Back Panel Overview
Back Panel Overview
On the back panel of your base unit, up to four expansion cards are installed
for use with Avid|DS. The back panel also contains ports for connecting the
mouse, keyboard, monitors, and software protection key (dongle).
Avid|DS workstation
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Port connections
Monitors
Expansion PCI slots
Workstation Cards
The following illustration shows the placement of cards in the expansion slots
of a deskside workstation. The table following the illustration provides more
detailed information.
AGP slot: Wildcat video
PCI slot 1: Used by the Wildcat 6210.
These connectors are not used in Avid|DS.
PCI slot 2: Empty.
PCI slot 3: Mykerinos audio card
PCI slot 4: Empty
PCI slot 5: Avid Equinox PCI card
PCI slot 6: Adaptec 39160 for standalone storage
(HD) or ATTO optical Fibre Channel card when
connected to Avid Unity™ MediaNetwork (SD)
On a rack mount workstation, the AGP slot is to the left, and the
PCI slot 6 is to the right when viewing the back of the workstation
base unit.
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The following table describes the location and function of each expansion
card installed in the workstation. Expansion cards are installed in the
workstation’s PCI and AGP slots. For details on card specifications and
configuration, refer to the vendor documentation.
Slot
Card
Function
AGP
Wildcat 6210
Processes input from the Avid
Equinox PCI card, handles OGL
processing, and outputs video signal
to workstation monitor(s)
PCI 1
Empty
None (space used by Wildcat 6210)
PCI 2
Empty
None
PCI 3
Mykerinos audio card
Processes and routes audio to
optional devices
PCI 4
Empty
None
PCI 5
Avid Equinox PCI card
Processes video capture and
playback I/O for the VTR and routes
video to the Wildcat 6210 graphics
card
PCI 6
• Adaptec 39160 on Avid|DS
High Definition (HD), with Avid
MediaDock LVD storage
When using the Adaptec 39160 it
processes input and output to the
Avid MediaDock LVD storage system
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OR
• ATTO optical card on standard
definition (SD) systems with
Avid Unity™ MediaNetwork
When used by the ATTO Optical card
it processes input and output to the
Fibre Channel storage on Avid
Unity™ MediaNetwork
For more information on a specific expansion card, refer to the vendor
documentation.
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Back Panel Overview
Mykerinos Audio Card Connections
The following illustration shows the connections on the Mykerinos audio
card. For more information on the Mykerinos audio card, refer to the vendor
documentation.
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Analog Line out
Output B
(optical)
Output A
(optical)
Optical Input B
(ADAT)
Optical Input A
(S/PDIF)
The optical outputs on the card are red.
Avid Equinox PCI Card Connections
The following illustration shows the connections on the Avid Equinox PCI
card. For information on connecting your video and audio equipment to the
Avid Equinox PCI card, see The Peripheral Devices on page 55.
Reference signal in
from Avid Equinox
Break-Out-Box
Digital Tether
(Video I/O)
Adaptec Card Connections
The following illustration shows the connections on the Adaptec 39160 card.
This is the storage adapter included with HD systems and with standard
definition versions of Avid|DS that use the Avid MediaDock LVD storage. For
more information on the Adaptec card, refer to the vendor documentation.
Very high density
connectors
Channel 2/B
Channel 1/A
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ATTO Optical Fibre Channel Card Connector
The following illustration shows the connector on the ATTO optical Fibre
Channel controller. This is the storage adapter included with standard
definition versions of Avid|DS SD that use the Avid Unity MediaNetwork. For
more information on the ATTO card, refer to the instructions that ship with
Avid Unity MediaNetwork.
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Optical connector
Port Locations
The back panel also contains ports for connecting the mouse, keyboard, and
software protection key (dongle).
Mouse
Keyboard
Dongle
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Disk Subsystem
Disk Subsystem
In a standard configuration, one Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS)
SCSI disk drive is installed in the base unit, and eight LVDS disk drives are
installed in the Avid MediaDock LVD. The system disk drive is formatted with
three partitions for storing operating system files, project files, and audio files.
The Avid MediaDock LVD drives are formatted as a striped volume for video
file storage.
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Disk striping is a hardware capability that speeds up data I/O from disk
storage. The workstation divides the data into pieces, and spreads the pieces
across the disks in the striped volume. Because the workstation transfers data
to multiple drives in smaller chunks than would be transferred to a single
drive, the data transfer rate is accelerated. The Adaptec 39160 adapter handles
data I/O for the video storage drives.
The following table summarizes disk drive information for a standard
configuration:
Drive
Label
Description
Contents
Format
C:
System
A partition of the primary system disk
Operating system
software
NT File System (NTFS)
D:
Video storage
• 8 disk drives striped (HD systems)
Video files
NTFS
• 4 disk drives striped (standard
definition versions of Avid|DS with
Avid MediaDock LVD storage)
• 8 disk drives striped (standard
definition versions of Avid|DS with
Fibre Channel storage)
F:
Projects
A partition of the primary system disk
Audio and
project-related files
NTFS
Z:
DVD-ROM
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System Inputs and Outputs
The following table describes the system inputs and outputs:
Input/output
Description
Video In
HD and SD via BNC connector
Video Out
HD and SD via BNC connector
Composite via BNC connector
S-video via S-video connectors
Optical Digital Input
ADAT and S/PDIF multichannel optical digital interface (ODI)
Optical Digital Output
ADAT and S/PDIF multichannel optical digital interface (ODI)
USB
Provides a communications link between the workstation
and the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
Genlock Input
BNC connector for sync input
Sync
Provides a Genlock loop to the Avid Equinox PCI card
BNC input. The sync output must be terminated if house
sync is split between the Genlock Input and the Avid
Equinox PCI card.
RS-232 Remote
DB-9 connector that connects the RS-232 to RS-422
convertor. Use the supplied cable only.
Adaptec 39160
VHDCI connectors for the Avid MediaDock LVD
storage system
MIDI out
15-pin game port that enables MIDI control of the
JLCooper MCS-3800 external controller
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The MIDI/game port (located on the USB-to-MIDI converter) provides MIDI
control of external controllers, such as the JLCooper MCS-3800. MIDI control
requires a separately purchased breakout cable and the proper MIDI driver.
For instructions on connecting peripherals and various video equipment to
your workstation, see Assembling the System on page 39.
Avoid using adapters as they may cause signal degradation. If you
must use them, use only high-quality, tight-fitting adapters.
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Signal Flow
Signal Flow
The following provides an overview of the signal flow during capture and
playback. The Avid|DS software controls the process.
Capture
Capture mode lets you use Avid|DS to capture or play back video and audio
from the VTR.
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• The video output of the VTR goes through the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
to the Avid Equinox PCI card, and from there to the video storage array.
• The audio output of the VTR goes through the DUA II convertor to the
Mykerinos audio card, and is stored on the audio storage area.
• The video output of the Avid Equinox PCI card goes to the Wildcat card and
then to the workstation monitors, where it is displayed as video-in-a-window.
• The control signal from the COM 1 port goes to the VTR to control
device operation (the supplied RS-232/RS-422 convertor and cable must
be connected to the workstation).
• The sync signal from the house sync goes through the Avid Equinox
Break-Out-Box to the Avid Equinox PCI card, and then internally to the
Mykerinos audio card.
Playback
Playback mode lets you to use Avid|DS to record video on the VTR.
• The video stored on the video storage array goes through the Avid
Equinox PCI card to the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box, and then goes to
the VTR and video monitor.
• The audio stored on the audio disk goes to the Mykerinos audio card,
through the DUA II convertor, and then to the VTR.
• The video output of the Avid Equinox PCI card goes to the Wildcat card and
then to the workstation monitors, where it displays as video-in-a-window.
• The control signal from the COM 1 port goes to the VTR to control
device operation.
• The sync signal from the house sync goes through the Avid Equinox
Break-Out-Box to the Avid Equinox PCI card, and then internally to the
Mykerinos audio card.
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House Sync
Whenever you use more than one video device, you must have video
synchronization. If the devices are not in sync, a monitor will show rolling,
tearing, or incorrect colors in the picture whenever you transfer the video
between devices.
A sync generator or house sync provides the synchronizing composite signal
to all other devices (video and audio) that must lock to the main video
program. This analog composite reference video signal, called “color black” or
“black-burst” video, is a timing pulse that is added to a composite video signal
and contains horizontal, vertical, and color synchronizing information.
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Tri-level Sync
In the case of HD video devices, you need a tri-level sync. Tri-level sync could
be considered synonymous to black-burst in that it is simply the reference
synchronizing information from the facility's master generator.
Each HD format needs a specific tri-level sync. You must use the proper trilevel sync to synchronize your VTR and the Equinox video subsystem for all
the HD formats supported by Avid|DS.
You should read the documentation that ships with your video
subsystem to make sure the configuration you are using is properly
synced.
These are the HD formats currently supported by Avid|DS and their relevant
frame rates.
HD format
Supported frame rates (fps)
1080i Interlaced
30.00 fps, 29.97 fps, 25.00 fps
1080Psf Progressive
30.00 fps, 29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.976 fps
720 Progressive
59.94 fps, 60 fps
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House Sync
Sync Topology
When syncing analog and digital video/audio devices, it is always preferable to
feed every component with a separate black-burst or tri-level sync signal in a
star pattern. Some drifting or jittering problems can be caused by the video
reference being looped from one machine to another.
Master house sync
generator
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NTSC/PAL
black-burst
generator
Tri-level sync
generator
Video
Distr.
Amp
Video
Distr.
Amp
Analog video routing
switcher or video patch
To Genlock Input
To analog
Reference In
To HD
Reference In
Avid|DS
Equinox
Break-Out-Box
SD VTR
HD VTR
A typical star pattern sync topology
You also need to verify the following to make sure your topology is correct:
• Quality of the Distribution Amp (DA): If your DA feeds multiple
machines that are far apart, the stability and strength of the signal it sends
will be crucial.
• Distance between devices: A good DA in a star pattern topology will be
necessary to ensure that every device is properly referenced.
• Video converters: Some converters won't need to be fed a sync signal, as
they will reference themselves on the incoming digital video signal from a
device that will itself sync on a central color black sync signal. This is
possible because digital video is much steadier than its analog
counterpart, and the converter will always see the right frame size when
converting the signal.
• Routing switchers: Since the Equinox Break-Out-Box only has one Ref In
you may want to consider using an analog routing switcher to select
between tri-level and black-burst sync signals.
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Chapter 3 • System Overview
Removing and Installing the Fan
An extra fan must be installed in the Compaq W8000 system to maintain the
proper cooling of the Avid|DS board set.
Before you start to remove or install the fan, make sure the system has been
turned off properly, and the power cord is removed from the rear of the system.
To remove the fan
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1. Lay the system on its right side.
2. Loosen the four thumbscrews (they do not come off).
3. Using the indented portion of the side cover, slide the side cover toward
the rear of the system.
Thumbscrews
Indented portion
4. Lift the side cover from the system.
5. Unplug the fan.
The fan uses one of the power connectors available for internal
disk drives.
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Removing and Installing the Fan
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Fan plug
6. Lift the fan from the system.
To install the fan
1. Place the two fan tabs, located at the rear of the fan, into the lowest holes
of the rear airflow grate.
Tabs
2. Gently lower the fan portion onto the board set.
3. Plug the power connector into one of the available internal disk drive
power connectors in the system.
4. Replace the side cover.
The side cover is the support for the fan. If you install the fan and
attempt to stand the system up without the side cover on, the fan
will fall out.
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Chapter 4
Assembling the System
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Chapter 4 • Assembling the System
In This Chapter...
This chapter gives you detailed instructions for connecting an Avid|DS
workstation base unit to the peripheral devices.
Before Assembling the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Keyboard, Mouse, and Graphic Tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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The Computer Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
The Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
The Avid MediaDock LVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Avid Unity MediaNetwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
The Machine Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
The USB-to-MIDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
The Peripheral Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
The Software Protection Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Before Assembling the System
Before Assembling the System
Before setting up your system, consult the Read Me First document or Release
Notes to make sure that there are no changes, additions, or deletions to the
procedures in this chapter.
The required expansion cards are installed and configured for Avid|DS. You
should not remove or modify these cards.
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For detailed instructions on setting up the base unit hardware, refer to the
setup sheet provided with the Compaq W8000 system. For a rack mount
workstation, you must install the base unit into a standard rack before
connecting the hardware.
To prevent equipment damage that may be caused by static
electricity, do all of the following before making any connections:
• Turn the power switch off on all the devices.
• Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
• Connect all the devices to a grounded power source.
• Touch the metal casing of the device.
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The Keyboard, Mouse, and Graphic Tablet
The keyboard and mouse come with attached cables for connecting them to
the back panel of your workstation. The WACOM graphic tablet comes with a
USB cable. The following illustration shows the keyboard, mouse, and
WACOM tablet connections on a deskside workstation. For more
information, refer to the WACOM documentation.
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Mouse
Keyboard
WACOM tablet
To connect the keyboard and mouse
1. In the base unit, connect the keyboard to the top-left or bottom
mini-DIN port.
2. Connect the mouse to the top-right or top mini-DIN port in the base unit.
To connect the WACOM tablet
• Connect the USB cable from the WACOM tablet to the USB port on
the back panel of the base unit (the tablet receives power through the
USB port).
The WACOM tablet can also plug into one of the front USB ports
on the workstation.
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The Computer Monitors
The Computer Monitors
Your workstation comes with two monitors for Avid|DS. Place the monitors
side-by-side in your work area. Each monitor comes with a video cable and a
power cable. You also need a a VGA-to-DVI adapter (provided) for each video
cable. For more information on the card and cables, refer to the Wildcat 6210
and monitor documentation.
On a rack mount workstation, the video ports are to the left when
viewing the back of the workstation base unit.
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DVI connector for
left monitor
DVI connector for
right monitor
To connect the monitors
1. Verify that the power switches on the monitor(s) and the base unit are in
the Off position, and then connect these devices to a power source.
2. Attach the VGA-to-DVI adapter to the monitor end of each video cable.
3. Attach each video cable to the appropriate DVI connector as per the
illustration above.
Only the DVI connectors of the Wildcat 6210 are used in Avid|DS.
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The Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
The Avid|DS workstation also includes the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box,
which provides the high definition and standard definition input and output
from your workstation. The front panel of the break-out-box has several
status LEDs and a power switch. The status LEDs are as follows:
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LED
Status
HD
The break-out-box is in HD mode (as opposed to SD).
SD
The break-out-box is in standard definition mode.
Input Lock
The break-out-box has a valid input signal and is locked to it
(for capture).
Genlock
The break-out-box is locked to the house sync.
This LED blinks if it detects a sync signal that is not valid.
Host Link
When Avid|DS is running, this LED blinks to indicate that there
is communication between the workstation and the break-outbox. Otherwise, it glows steadily.
If this LED is off, it indicates that your USB cable may be
disconnected or the USB driver is disabled on your Avid|DS
workstation.
Power
This LED indicates whether the break-out-box is on or off.
Status LEDs
Power switch
Front panel of the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
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The Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
The back panel of the break-out-box has several connectors that provide
the following:
• USB connection
• Digital tether that transfers video signal data between the workstation’s
Avid Equinox PCI card and the break-out-box
• Sync output to the Avid Equinox PCI card
• HD video input from a VTR or other device (labeled as 292M)
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• HD video outputs to VTRs or monitors
If either of the HD video outputs is not being used, terminate it with
a 75-ohm terminating resistor.
• Standard definition video input from a VTR or other device (Labeled as
256M)
• Standard definition video outputs to VTRs or monitors
If either of the standard definition video outputs is not being used,
terminate it with a 75-ohm terminating resistor.
• Genlock input for the incoming house sync signal
• Monitoring outputs for composite and S-video monitors
You can only monitor the composite and S-video signals during
standard definition sessions.
USB connector
Power cord
connector
Sync output to
Avid Equinox PCI card
Digital tether input/output
from Avid Equinox PCI card
HD input
from VTR
Standard definition
output to VTR and video
monitor
HD output to
VTR and video
monitor
Standard
definition input
from VTR
Genlock input
from house sync
Composite and S-video
monitoring outputs
Back panel of the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
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To connect the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box to the workstation
1. Make sure that the power switch on the break-out-box is in the
Off position.
2. Attach the power cord to the power connector at the back of the breakout-box and plug it into a power outlet.
3. Locate the USB cable in the break-out-box kit.
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4. Plug one end of the cable into the USB connector on the back of the
break-out-box.
5. Plug the other end of the cable into the USB connector on the back of
the workstation.
6. Plug one end of the digital tether cable into the In/Out connector at the
back of the break-out-box.
7. Plug the other end of the digital tether cable into the Digital tether
connector on the Avid Equinox PCI card.
8. Secure both ends of the cable with the thumbscrews on the cable connectors.
9. Attach one end of the BNC cable to the Sync output connector on the
break-out-box and the other end to the Reference signal in connector on
the Avid Equinox PCI card.
Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
USB cable
Digital tether cable
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BNC cable
Avid|DS workstation
The Avid MediaDock LVD
The Avid MediaDock LVD
The Avid MediaDock LVD is the default storage system that comes with Avid|DS.
You can connect the Avid MediaDock LVD storage system directly to the Adaptec
controller in the Avid|DS workstation with the SCSI cables (included). The
controller is installed before your Avid|DS workstation is shipped.
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ESM (Enclosure
Service Module)
module
Drive shuttles
I/O module
Front
Back
The Avid MediaDock LVD storage system
The Avid MediaDock LVD has eight slots for LVD shuttle drives. You can use
them in either single or dual-bus configurations. With Avid|DS, however, the
Avid MediaDock LVD is used in a dual-bus configuration. In this configuration,
the slots are shared between bus A and bus B. For example, the four top slots on
bus A and the four bottom slots on bus B.
If you need extra storage, you can connect two Avid MediaDock LVD
enclosures to your Avid|DS workstation.
Do not use the Avid MediaDock LVD Manager software that
comes with the MediaDock. This utility is not supported on the
Windows 2000 operating system at the present time and may
cause problems with other applications.
Make sure that you do not terminate the I/O modules with SCSI
terminators. The I/O and ESM modules have internal termination.
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Single-Enclosure
Configuration
The single-enclosure configuration is the simplest of the three supported
storage configurations. The single Avid MediaDock LVD is attached to the
Avid|DS workstation in a dual bus configuration as shown below.
Avid|DS workstation
Avid MediaDock LVD
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SCSI cable from
channel 1/A of the
Adaptec controller to
the ESM of the Avid
MediaDock LVD
SCSI cable from channel 2/B of the
Adaptec controller to the I/O module
of the Avid MediaDock LVD
To connect the Avid MediaDock LVD in a single-enclosure configuration
1. Locate one of the SCSI cables in the Avid MediaDock LVD kit. It has a
very-high-density SCSI connector on one end and a high-density 68-pin
connector on the other end.
2. Attach the very-high-density connector of the cable to the channel 1/A
connector of the Adaptec controller.
3. Attach the cable’s other high-density 68-pin connector to the corresponding
connector in the ESM module at the top rear of the Avid MediaDock LVD.
4. Locate the second SCSI cable; it is identical to the first.
5. Attach the very-high-density connector of the cable to the channel 2/B
connector of the Adaptec controller.
6. Attach the cable’s other high-density 68-pin connector to the
corresponding connector in the I/O module at the bottom rear of the
Avid MediaDock LVD.
In this configuration, the drives in the Avid MediaDock LVD are shared
between the two SCSI buses.
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The Avid MediaDock LVD
Two-Enclosure
Configuration
The two-enclosure configuration uses two MediaDock LVDs, each in a single
bus configuration (each enclosure connected to a single SCSI bus) as shown
below. In this configuration, you can use a maximum of sixteen drives, eight
in each MediaDock or on each SCSI bus.
Avid|DS workstation
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SCSI cable from channel 2/B
of the Adaptec controller to
Avid MediaDock LVD #2
SCSI cable from channel 1/A
of the Adaptec controller to
Avid MediaDock LVD #1
Avid MediaDock LVDs
To connect the Avid MediaDock LVD in a two-enclosure configuration
1. Locate one of the SCSI cables in the Avid MediaDock LVD kit.
2. Attach the very-high-density connector of the cable to the channel 1/A
connector of the Adaptec controller.
3. Attach the cable’s other high-density 68-pin connector to the
corresponding connector in the ESM module at the top rear of Avid
MediaDock LVD #1.
4. Locate the second SCSI cable; it is identical to the first.
5. Attach the very-high-density connector of the cable to the channel 2/B
connector of the Adaptec controller.
6. Attach the cable’s other high-density 68-pin connector to the
corresponding connector in the ESM module at the top rear of Avid
MediaDock LVD #2.
7. On both Avid MediaDock LVD #1 and #2, place the configuration
switches on the ESM and I/O modules into position 1.
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Three-Enclosure
Configuration
The three-enclosure configuration uses two Avid MediaDock LVDs in single
bus configurations and one Avid MediaDock LVD in a dual bus configuration.
This configuration lets you use a maximum of twenty-four drives; twelve on
each SCSI bus.
Avid|DS workstation
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SCSI cable from channel 2/B
of the Adaptec controller to
Avid MediaDock LVD #2
SCSI cable from channel 1/A
of the Adaptec controller to
Avid MediaDock LVD #1
SCSI cable
Avid MediaDock
LVD #3
SCSI cable
Before assembling this storage configuration, you must replace the
ESM on Avid MediaDock LVD #1 and #2 with an SRM (SCSI
Repeater module). Contact your Avid|DS reseller to obtain the
necessary replacement module.
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The Avid MediaDock LVD
To connect the Avid MediaDock LVD in a three-enclosure configuration
1. Locate one of the SCSI cables in the Avid MediaDock LVD kit.
2. Attach the very-high-density connector of the cable to the channel 1/A
connector of the Adaptec controller.
3. Attach the cable’s other high-density 68-pin connector to the corresponding
connector in the SRM module at the top rear of Avid MediaDock LVD #1.
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4. Locate the second SCSI cable; it is identical to the first.
5. Attach the very-high-density connector of the cable to the channel 2/B
connector of the Adaptec controller.
6. Attach the cable’s other high-density 68-pin connector to the corresponding
connector in the SRM module at the top rear of Avid MediaDock LVD #2.
7. Locate another SCSI cable that has high density 68-pin connectors at
both ends.
8. Attach one end of the cable to the connector on the I/O module at the
bottom rear of Avid MediaDock LVD #1.
9. Attach the other end of the cable to the I/O module at the bottom rear of
Avid MediaDock LVD #3.
10. Locate another SCSI cable that has high density 68-pin connectors at
both ends.
11. Attach one end of the cable to the connector on the I/O module at the
bottom rear of Avid MediaDock LVD #2.
12. Attach the other end of the cable to the ESM module at the top rear of
Avid MediaDock LVD #3.
13. On Avid MediaDock LVD #1 and #2, place the configuration switches on
the SRM and I/O modules into position 2.
14. On Avid MediaDock LVD #3:
• Place the configuration switch on the ESM module in position 1.
• Place the configuration switch on the I/O module in position 2.
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Avid Unity MediaNetwork
Avid Unity MediaNetwork is the facility-class media network for content
creators that lets you share a single storage between multiple workstations. You
need to have an ATTO optical fibre channel controller installed in your Avid|DS
workstation to connect to MediaNetwork. The ATTO optical fibre channel
controller is available as an option when you purchase Avid|DS. Contact your
Avid|DS reseller for more information on using Avid|DS with MediaNetwork.
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The ATTO card is supported with Avid Unity MediaNetwork v3.0 or
later.
Installing the ATTO
Optical Fibre Channel
Controller
Before you can use Avid|DS with MediaNetwork, you must install the ATTO
card and relevant drivers in your Avid|DS workstation.
To install the ATTO optical Fibre Channel controller and drivers
1. Shut down your workstation and open the cover—refer to the Compaq
W8000 user’s guide.
A Compaq W8000 user’s guide can be found in PDF format on the
Workstation Reference Library CD that ships with the Compaq
W8000 system.
2. Install the ATTO optical card in PCI slot 6 of your workstation.
ATTO Optical card
The ATTO optical card must
be installed in PCI slot 6
3. Restart your workstation.
Windows 2000 will detect the presence of the ATTO optical card.
4. Follow the instructions in the MediaNetwork installation instructions to
complete the driver installation.
Once this is complete, refer to the Avid Unity MediaNetwork Windows Client
Setup Guide for more information.
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The Machine Control Cable
The Machine Control Cable
The machine control cable that is included with Avid|DS consists of the
DataMate DM 7015 or Rosetta Stone adapter, a 3-foot RS-232 cable, and a 10foot RS-422 cable. The adapters perform an RS-232 to RS-422 signal
conversion that lets you control a VTR from your Avid|DS workstation. The
two cables are both standard 9-pin male-to-male data cables.
The adapters includes two diagnostic LEDs (power and data). The power LED
glows steadily when the adapter is receiving adequate power through the serial
port. The data LED flashes whenever data is being transmitted or received.
This helps you confirm that the serial port is active.
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Datamate
adapter
RS-422 cable
to VTR
RS-232 cable
to workstation
To assemble the machine control cable
1. Attach the RS-232 cable to the RS-232 from PC end of the adapter.
2. Attach the RS-422 cable to the RS-422 to VTR end of the adapter.
The adapter label shows the correct orientation.
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The USB-to-MIDI Converter
You can install a USB-to-MIDI converter if you are using a JL Cooper
controller in a Compaq W8000 system. The MIDISPORT 2x2 by MIDIMAN
has been tested with the Avid|DS system. You need a USB cable that connects
to a USB port on the Avid|DS system. Only connect the USB-to-MIDI
converter if you are going to use it.
To use the USB-to-MIDI converter, you must install the proper
revision driver prior to use. Go to www.midiman.net and install the
latest revision for the MIDISPORT 2x2.
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USB-to-MIDI converter
Front
Cable to USB
port on system
Button (In position)
Rear
To connect the USB-to-MIDI converter to a port on the system
1. Locate the MIDI converter USB cable.
2. Connect the device connector of the USB cable to the device connector at
the rear of the USB-to-MIDI converter.
3. Connect the USB connector of the USB cable to a USB port at the rear
of the PC.
4. Press the USB/MIDI Thru button In, at the front of the USB-to-MIDI
converter, to allow the device to act as a USB-to-MIDI converter.
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The Peripheral Devices
The Peripheral Devices
Peripheral devices, such as VTRs and DATs, connected to your workstation
allow you to capture and output video/audio material. You can control this
equipment remotely with Avid|DS.
Video Connections
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You can connect HD VTRs and video monitors to your workstation.
Although you should use a house sync, Avid|DS can capture and output using
an internal sync signal generated by the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box.
The following procedures and illustrations explain each of these variations.
For more information, refer to the documentation that comes with your
peripheral devices.
On a rack mount workstation, the input/output panel (which
contains the COM 1 serial ports) is to the left of the expansion card
slots when viewing the back of the workstation base unit.
To connect video devices
1. Connect the HD In, on the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box, to the HD Out
on the VTR.
2. Connect one of the HD Outs, on the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box, to the
HD In on the VTR.
3. Connect the other HD Out, on the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box, to the
HD In on the video monitor.
4. Set the VTR transport switch to Remote.
5. Plug the RS-232 end of your machine control cable into the COM 1 port
on your workstation.
6. Plug the other end of the cable to the REMOTE IN port on the VTR.
You should not substitute the machine control cable with any
other cable. The supplied machine control cable is an RS-232 to
RS-422 converter.
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7. Plug one end of a BNC sync cable into the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box’s
Genlock Input and the other into the house sync.
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RS-232 cable
to COM 1/A
RS-232 to
RS-422
convertor
USB cable
RS-422 cable
to VTR
Digital
tether
Digital VTR
House
sync
Avid Equinox
Break-Out-Box
Video
monitor
Using Internal Sync
Using internal sync lets you capture and play back video without the benefit of
having a house sync signal. During capture, the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box
takes its sync signal from the SDI video signal. During output to tape, the
VTR also accepts the sync signal from the SDI video signal.
To use internal sync for capture and playback
1. Remove the connection between the house sync and your VTR, as well as
the connection between the house sync and Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box.
Do not loop the Sync Output from the Equinox Break-Out-Box
to the VTR.
2. If your VTR has a Servo Reference option, set it to Automatic.
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The Peripheral Devices
Audio Connections
The connections between the Mykerinos audio card, DUA II audio convertor,
and VTR may vary depending on the type of audio equipment and VTR you
have. Use the following illustration and steps as a guideline for connecting the
Mykerinos audio card and audio equipment.
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Input
B
Output
B
To Genlock input on Avid
Equinox Break-Out-Box
DUA II
audio convertor
House
sync
Output
to VTR
Input
from VTR
HD VTR
For information on specific port configurations, refer to the documentation
that comes with your DUA II audio convertor, VTR, and Mykerinos audio
card. For a description of the Mykerinos audio card connections, see
Mykerinos Audio Card Connections on page 29.
To connect your audio equipment
1. Make sure that the power switch on the DUA II is in the Off position.
2. Attach the power cord to the power connector at the back of the DUA II,
and plug it into a power outlet.
3. Connect the Optical Output B to ODI In on the DUA II audio convertor.
4. Connect the Optical Input B to ODI Out on the DUA II audio convertor.
5. Connect the audio output ports on the audio convertor to the input ports
on the VTR or audio device.
6. Connect the audio input ports on the audio convertor to the output ports
on the VTR or audio device.
There is no external sync connection to the Mykerinos card as
the sync signal is provided by the Avid Equinox PCI card via an
internal connection.
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DUA II Configuration
Connecting the optical cables from the DUA II to Input B and Output B
allows the DUA II to get a sync signal directly from the Mykerinos card. Input
A and Output A on the Mykerinos card are S/PDIF only and do not support a
sync signal.
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The DUA II has eight DIP switches which are located along the right side of
the DUA II unit. For the DUA II to work properly with Avid|DS, these DIP
switches must be configured as follows:
• Switches 1 to 4 must be ON (down)
• Switches 5 to 8 must be OFF (up)
On the front panel of the DUA II, you must also have the following settings:
• Synchronization (ODI): Allows the DUA II to detect a sync signal from
the Mykerinos card via the optical cables.
• Sample rate (Auto Detect): Press and hold the red sample rate button for
approximately one second to enable automatic sample rate detection of
the audio format. Once the DUA II has detected and locked to the sample
rate of the sync signal, the LED indicating the sample rate turns green.
For more information on configuring your DUA II, refer to the vendor
documentation.
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The Software Protection Key
The Software Protection Key
The software protection key (dongle) provides copy protection for the
software that is installed on your workstation. Avid|DS will not start unless
the dongle identification number matches the information in the license file
on your workstation's hard drive.
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The dongle does not require batteries as it receives electrical power from the
parallel port. So, before attaching the dongle, you should verify that the
parallel port is active.
Your workstation is delivered with a license file already on the hard drive. This
license file was used for testing prior to shipment. Your Avid|DS reseller will
provide a valid license file for your dongle. For more information, refer to
Licensing Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP on page 103.
On a rack mount workstation, the input/output panel (which
contains the parallel LPT1 port) is to the left when viewing the back
of the workstation base unit.
To install the software protection key
1. Attach the dongle to the parallel (LPT1) port on the back of the workstation.
2. Start the workstation and log on as an Administrator.
3. Right-click on My Computer and choose Device Manager.
4. Select Ports (COM & LPT) and select ECP Printer Port (LPT1).
5. Right-click on ECP Printer Port (LPT1) and choose Properties.
6. Click the General tab and verify that the Device Status says “This device is
working properly”.
7. If not, close the dialog box, right-click on ECP Printer Port (LPT1) and
choose Enable.
Parallel port LPT1
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Chapter 5
Upgrading Your Workstation
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Chapter 5 • Upgrading Your Workstation
In This Chapter...
This chapter explains how to upgrade your Avid|DS software on either the
IBM 6866 Z Pro or the Compaq EVO W8000 to Avid|DS 6.
Preparing to Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Installing the System BIOS and Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Installing Drivers for Compaq W8000 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Uninstalling Avid|DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Preparing to Upgrade
If you are upgrading your Avid|DS system to version 6.0 or later, and you have
one of the following systems, you must install drivers or firmware before
installing Avid|DS.
• An IBM 6866 system using Avid|DS 4.01, 4.02, or 5.0
• A Compaq EVO W8000 system using Avid|DS 5.01
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If you purchased a new Avid|DS system, the drivers and firmware
needed to run Avid|DS are already installed on the system disk.
However, you must install version 6.x of the Avid|DS software—go
directly to Installing Avid|DS on page 81.
The following checklist indicates what you need to do to prepare your system
for the upgrade. It applies to both the IBM and Compaq systems:
1
Read the Avid|DS Release Notes that came with your system or software
upgrade package to see if there are any changes to this document.
2
Archive your existing projects and media.
Avid|DS 6 uses a different media format than previous releases. Therefore, you
must archive all your project information and media files with your current
version of Avid|DS to tape.
Note: You may also place your archived files on a CD. If you choose to do this,
make sure you “zip” your files before burning them onto a CD.
After you upgrade to Avid|DS 6, you can restore the archive and recapture
your media—see the Avid|DS User’s Guide for information on how to archive
a project to tape.
3
Uninstall your current version of Avid|DS—see Uninstalling Avid|DS on page 79.
4
Check all third-party plug-ins for compatibility with Avid|DS 6.
Avid|DS 6 only supports AVX 1.0 plug-ins. You will need to update any plug-ins
from 5D, The Foundry, and Primatte. Contact the vendor directly for details.
All other AVX-based plug-ins do not need to be updated.
Note: Avid also supports VST audio plug-ins. For details contact Customer Services.
Although not recommended, you could use one of the two Recovery CDs that
are included with the workstation to automatically install the operating
system and the drivers for Avid|DS 6 on your system disk. For more
information, see Installing the Recovery CD on page 159.
Be aware that using the Recovery CD destroys all information on
your C: partition (and, if selected, the F: partition on a Compaq),
including any third party software, personal information, and
registry information. Also, you will still need to install certain
firmware if you use the Recovery CD for the upgrade.
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Drivers to Install
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The drivers that you need to install for the upgrade to version 6 depend on the
workstation you’re using. Upgrade your system BIOS and just the specific
drivers needed by Avid|DS 6.x.
Driver\Firmware
Compaq EVO W8000
install required
IBM Z Pro 6866
install required
After Recovery CD
install required
System BIOS
Possibly
Possibly
Possibly
Equinox Subsystem Firmware
(Provolone - roqueforv15
Roquefort - provo3V70)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Avid Equinox Video Subsystem
PCI V9.0.0.3 and Break-Out-Box
V5.0.0.2
Yes
Yes
No
Avid Startup
No
Yes
Yes (for IBM Z Pro)
Merging Mykerinos Audio board
VS3rt4sp1
Yes
Yes
No
Wildcat graphics board
V05.05.03.15
Yes
Yes
Yes
SCSI controllers ADPU160M.inf file
Yes
No
No
Intel chipset V3.10.1011
Yes
No
No
Intel Pro100 Network V5.3
Yes
No
No
Logitech MouseWare V9.29
Yes
No
No
SBAudioPCI 128 V7.05ca
Yes
No
No
a.If you install this driver, it removes the USB Eject button from the taskbar. You will have to reinstall the
USB Eject button.
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Installing the System BIOS and Drivers
This section explains how to install the system BIOS for the Compaq W8000
and IBM 6866 systems and the drivers needed for each system
Installing the System
BIOS for the Compaq
W8000 System
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Your system must have a minimum revision system BIOS of 1.17.
To determine the revision of the system BIOS
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
The Computer Management window is displayed.
System Information
2. Use the tree in the left view to navigate to the System Information >
System Summary folder.
3. Check the BIOS version.
• If it is 686P6 v1.17, go to Installing the Avid Drivers on page 68.
• If it is earlier than 686P6 v1.17, continue to the next step.
4. Put the Avid|DS version 6.x Drivers CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The Main Menu is displayed.
5. Click Browse CD.
6. Browse to win2000/compaq/System/bios.
7. Put a blank, formatted diskette in the floppy drive.
8. Double-click on Compaqbios1-17.exe file and follow the instructions to
create a diskette that contains the 1.17 system BIOS.
9. Leave the diskette in the floppy drive and restart the workstation.
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During the restart, the workstation boots from the floppy drive. Follow
the instructions on the screen to reprogram the system BIOS. (You may
receive a message saying that there isn’t enough space on the floppy to
copy the file. Ignore this message and click OK to proceed.)
Do not turn off power while the workstation BIOS is being
reprogrammed!
10. When complete, remove the diskette and restart the workstation.
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11. Proceed to Installing the Avid Drivers on page 68.
Installing the System
BIOS for the IBM Z Pro
6866 System
Your IBM 6866 Z Pro system must have a minimum revision system BIOS
of PFJT47A.
To determine the revision of the system BIOS
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
The Computer Management window is displayed.
System Information
2. Use the tree in the left view to navigate to System Information > System
Summary folder.
3. Check the BIOS version.
• If it is revision PFJT47A, or later go to Installing the Avid Drivers on page 68.
• If it is earlier than version 47A, continue to the next step.
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The IBM website provides detailed instructions on how to download
the BIOS and install it on your system. You will need a formatted
floppy diskette to download and install the system BIOS. The
following procedure provides step-by-step instructions as an
example of how you can find the BIOS on the IBM website.
IBM can change their website at any time causing the following
procedure to be invalid.
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4. On the Internet, go to www.ibm.com.
5. From the menu on the IBM website, click Support & Downloads.
6. From Search the Technical Support Database by Category, choose
Desktop computing.
7. From Product Family, choose IntelliStation.
8. From Product Type, choose IntelliStation Z Pro.
9. From Limit Results by Type of Support, choose Downloadable files.
10. From Limit Results by Download, choose Updates.
11. From Limit Results by Type of Updates, choose BIOS (system).
A driver for IBM Intellistation Z Pro (Type 6866) - Flash BIOS update
diskette version PFJT47A will be found.
12. Double-click on this link, and follow the instructions to download and
install the updated BIOS.
When you install the BIOS, you will be asked specific questions about
your system. You normally only need to specify the country you are from
and answer No to all of the remaining questions.
Do not turn off power while the system BIOS is being reprogrammed!
13. After the BIOS upgrade, proceed to Installing the Avid Drivers on page 68.
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Installing the Avid Drivers
Before installing Avid|DS 6.x, you must install the following Avid drivers on
your the IBM 6866 Z Pro system or Compaq EVO W8000 system:
• Avid Equinox Firmware
• Avid Equinox Video Subsystem Drivers
• Merging Technology VS3 run-time driver
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• Wildcat driver for the 6210 Wildcat graphics board. This driver is also
used on the Wildcat 4210 board in the IBM 6866 Z Pro system.
Upgrading the Avid
Equinox Subsystem
Firmware
There are two different firmware options that you need to upgrade in the Avid
Equinox Break-Out-Box:
• Provolone
• Roquefort
After installing the firmware, you must reset the Break-Out-Box and wait for
the memory to be cleared.
To install the firmware
1. Put the Drivers CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The Main Menu displays.
2. Click Browse CD.
3. Browse to win2000\Avid\equinox\firmware.
4. Double-click on the EquinoxUtils.exe file.
The Equinox Update Utility window opens with the following two drivers
selected (they are grayed out and cannot be changed):
• Provolone
• Roquefort
5. Click the Sirius Download button.
Do not cancel the download or turn off the Avid Equinox BreakOut-Box or your workstation during the few minutes it takes to
update the firmware.
6. When the download is complete, click OK.
7. Click Cancel to close the Equinox Update Utility window.
8. Shut down, not restart, the workstation.
9. Turn off the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box and wait for a minimum
of 30 seconds.
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10. Turn on the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box.
The Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box won’t be ready to use for about 2
minutes or until the self-test is complete and the lights stop blinking.
11. You can now restart the workstation.
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Installing the Avid
Equinox Video
Subsystem Driver
You must now install the drivers needed for the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box.
1. Put the Drivers CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The Drivers CD Main Menu is displayed.
2. Click Browse CD.
3. Browse to Win2000/Avid/equinox/drivers.
4. Double-click on the Setup.exe file and follow the instructions to install
the Equinox drivers.
5. When the Installation Wizard window opens, click Next.
The Select Components window displays.
6. Select both the PCI and BOB drivers in the window and click Next.
7. Click Yes in the Signature Not Found dialog box.
The Found New Hardware Wizard is displayed.
8. Click Next and the Install Device Driver window displays.
9. Choose Display a list of known hardware drivers and click Next.
The Select device driver dialog box is displayed.
10. Click Have disk and the Install from Disk window displays.
11. Click Browse and the Locate File window displays.
12. Browse to E:\win2000\Avid\equinox\drivers\Equinox PCI.
13. Choose Equinox_PCI.inf and click Open.
14. Click OK in the Install From Disk window.
15. Click Next in the Select device driver window.
16. Click Next to install the driver.
17. Click Finish.
18. Click Yes in the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box.
19. Select Yes, restart the computer and click Finish.
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Installing the Merging
Mykerinos Driver
The existing Merging Mykerinos driver must be removed before you install
the new driver. When you remove the existing software you must turn off the
workstation and allow it to remain off for a minimum of 1 minute before you
turn the workstation back on. This allows the Merging Mykerinos board to
properly reset.
To uninstall the existing driver
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1. Click the Start button and select Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs.
3. Select VS3 RunTime and click Change/Remove.
4. In the Confirm File Deletion dialog box, click OK.
5. When the Shared File Detected dialog box displays, select Don’t display
this message again and click Yes.
6. Click No when you are asked if you want to restart the computer.
7. Instead, click the Start button and choose Shutdown.
You must shut down the workstation and not just restart it. The Merging
Mykerinos board needs time to properly reset.
After the workstation shuts down, wait for about 1 minute before turning
the workstation back on.
8. Once you’re logged on again, verify that the Merging Mykerinos software
was completely removed:
• Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files and remove the Merging
Mykerinos folder if it is there.
• Browse to C:\WINNT\system32\drivers and delete the tmman.sys and
tmirq.sys files if they are there.
To install the new driver
1. Put the Drivers CD in the CD-ROM drive.
The main menu displays.
2. Click Browse CD.
3. Browse to the \win2000\mkerinos\driver folder and double-click on the
VS3rt4sp1.exe file.
4. The Installation Shield Wizard opens, click Next to install the files.
5. Click Yes in the Signature Not Found dialog box.
6. Select Yes to restart the workstation, and click Finish.
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Installing the Avid
Startup Driver
This upgrade is only required on the IBM Z Pro system.
To install the latest Avid startup driver
1. Put the Drivers CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The main menu displays.
2. Click Browse CD.
3. Browse to the \win2000\avid\startup\driver\ folder and click the
setup.exe file.
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If prompted by your browser, select Run and Yes (IE 5.x) or Open (IE 6.x)
instead of saving to disk.
4. Click Next on the Welcome dialog.
5. Click Yes to the License Agreement dialog.
The Avid Startup service is installed.
6. Choose "Yes, I want to restart my computer now." and click Finish.
Installing the Wildcat
Driver
After you install the Wildcat driver, you must configure the it.
To install the Wildcat driver
1. Put the Avid|DS Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The main menu displays.
2. Click Browse CD.
3. Browse to the \wildcat\driver folder and double-click on the Setup.exe
file.
A 3Dlabs installer screen appears and the files are installed. When the
screen disappears, the files have been installed. You now need to configure
the Wildcat driver.
To configure the Wildcat driver
1. Close all windows on the desktop.
2. Right-click on the desktop and choose Properties.
3. Select the Settings Tab and the Display Properties window opens.
You should see the numbers 1 and 2. They represent the two monitors.
You will configure both of these monitors, one at a time.
4. Click the number 1.
5. Adjust the screen area to 1280 x 1024.
6. Select True Color 32 bit.
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7. Click the Advanced button.
The Plug and Play window is displayed.
8. Select the Wildcat Configuration tab.
The Wildcat Configuration window is displayed.
9. Set the Maximum Number of Displays to 2 and click the Configuration
Wizard button.
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The Wildcat Configuration Wizard window is displayed. Click Next to
display the Configuration list.
10. Choose Avid|DS and click Next.
11. Click Finish.
12. Close the Plug and Play window.
13. Click OK in the Wildcat Configuration window.
14. Restart the workstation.
After the workstation restarts, you must change the display settings again.
15. Right-click on the desktop and choose Properties.
16. Choose the Settings Tab and the Display Properties window opens.
You should see the numbers 1 and 2. They represent the two monitors.
You will configure both of these monitors, one at a time.
17. Click the number 1.
18. Adjust the screen area to 1280 x 1024.
19. Select True Color 32 bit and click Apply.
20. Click the number 2.
21. Adjust the screen area to 1280 x 1024.
22. Select True Color 32 bit and click Apply.
23. Click OK to the Display Property message.
24. Click Yes to the Monitor Settings.
25. Click OK to exit the Display Properties.
After you restart the workstation, check that both monitors are set to
1280x11024, colors are 32bits, and the refresh rates are 75Mhz (or
higher if your monitors supports it).
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Installing the SCSI
Drivers
Your Compaq W8000 system contains two SCSI controllers, one on the PCI
board and one on the system board of the Compaq W8000. Each controller
has two channels, both needing a separate driver.
This driver does not need to be installed on an IBM 6866 Z pro system.
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These instructions explain how to create a diskette with the needed driver
from the Drivers CD. You will use that diskette to install the driver to the first
SCSI channel. During the first SCSI driver installation, the system places the
new driver in the C:\WINNT\inf folder. You will use that driver for installing
the remaining three SCSI channels.
To install the SCSI driver
1. Put a blank formatted diskette into the floppy drive.
2. Put the Drivers CD into the CD-ROM drive.
The main menu displays.
3. Click Browse CD.
4. Browse to the \win2000\storage\adaptec folder.
5. Double-click on the MAKEDISK.BAT file.
A command window displays.
6. Follow the instructions in the Command window to create the SCSI driver
diskette and leave the diskette in the floppy drive when complete.
7. On the Windows desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
The Computer Management window displays.
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8. In the tree, click Device Manager.
9. In the view on the right, select SCSI RAID controllers and expand the tree.
The four SCSI channels appear as SCSI devices. Two are located on the
system board and the remaining two are controller boards.
10. Right-click on the first SCSI device in the list and choose Properties.
11. Select the Driver tab.
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12. Click Update Driver.
13. Click Next when the Upgrade Driver wizard displays.
14. Select Search for a Suitable device and click Next.
15. Select Floppy Disk Drive only and click Next.
16. Click Next.
17. Click Finish.
18. The Computer Management window refreshes and the SCSI device you
changed moves to the bottom position in the list.
19. Repeat steps 10 through 17 for the remaining three SCSI devices.
20. Remove the floppy from the drive.
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Installing Drivers for Compaq W8000 Systems
You must now install the following four drivers on your Compaq W8000
workstation. These drivers do not need to be installed on IBM 6866 Z Pro
workstations:
• Intel Chipset
• Intel Pro100 Network
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• Logitech Mouse
• SBAudioPCI128
Installing the Intel
Chipset Drivers
To install the latest Intel Chipset drivers
1. Put the Drivers CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. From the main menu, click Browse CD.
3. Browse to the \win2000\compaq\system\Intelchipset folder.
4. Double-click on the Setup.exe file.
5. Click Next at the Install Shield for the Intel Chipset Software Utility.
6. Click Yes.
7. Click Next to install the software.
8. Select No and click Finish.
9. Shut down the workstation.
10. Turn on the workstation.
Installing the Intel
Pro100 Network Driver
To install the Intel Pro100 Network driver, you must first create a floppy disk
from the Drivers CD and then use the disk to install the driver.
To create the Driver diskette
1. Put a blank, formatted diskette in the floppy drive.
2. Put the Drivers CD in the CD-ROM drive.
3. From the main menu, click Browse CD.
4. Browse to the \win2000\compaq\system\IntelPro100\makedisk. folder.
5. Double-click on the DCreate.exe file.
6. From the Create Install Window, select Windows 2000 and click Create
Disk.
7. When done, click OK and click Exit (leave the floppy in the drive).
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To Install the Intel Pro100 Network driver
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
2. From the tree, click Device Manager.
3. In the view on the right, select Network Adapters and expand the tree.
4. Left-click Intel 82559... and select Properties.
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5. Select the Driver tab.
6. Click Update Driver.
7. Click Next when the Update Hardware Wizard displays.
8. Select Search for a suitable device driver and click Next.
9. Select Floppy Disk Drive only and click Next.
10. Click Next.
11. Click Finish.
12. Close the window.
13. Remove the floppy from the drive and close the Intel 82557 window.
Installing the Logitech
Mouse Driver
You must install this driver if you have the Logitech or Compaq mouse.
To install the Logitech mouse driver
1. Put the Drivers CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. From the main menu, click Browse CD.
3. Browse to the \win2000\compaq\system\logitech folder.
4. Double-click on the Setup.exe file.
5. Choose English and click OK to choose Setup Language box.
6. Click Next in the Choose Destination Location window.
7. Click Next in the Select Program Folder, and the software installs.
8. Select Yes, restart and then click Finish.
9. Log into the workstation.
10. Click Yes to configure the device and follow the instructions to configure
the mouse to your needs.
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Installing the
SoundBlaster
AudioPCI128 Driver
When you install this software it removes the USB-Eject button from the
Taskbar in the lower right portion of the screen. After the installation of the
software you must add the USB-Eject button to the Taskbar.
To install the SoundBlaster AudioPCI128 driver
1. Put the Drivers CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. From the main menu, click Browse CD.
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3. Browse to the \win2000\compaq\system\SBAudioPCI128 folder.
4. Double-click on the Setup.exe file.
5. Select Install Software and click Next.
The software installs.
6. Click Finish.
7. Click Yes to restart the workstation but leave the Drivers CD in the
CD-ROM drive.
To add the USB Eject button to the taskbar
1. Log into the workstation.
2. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel.
3. Double-click on Add/Remove Hardware.
4. Click Next.
5. Select Uninstall/Unplug a device and click Next.
6. Select Unplug/Eject a device and click Next.
7. Select Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box and click Next.
8. Click Next.
9. Click Finish.
10. On the Windows desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon and
select Manager.
11. From the tree, click Device Manager.
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12. In the view on the right, select Sound, Video, and Game Controllers and
expand the tree.
13. Right-click Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box and select Uninstall.
14. Click OK.
15. Click Yes to restart the workstation.
16. Log on when the workstation restarts.
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17. Click Yes.
18. Click OK since the Drivers CD is still in the CD-ROM drive.
19. Browse to the E:\Win2000\Avid\Equinox\Drivers\BOB folder.
20. Select Sirius.sys and click Open.
21. Click OK, the driver is installed and the ISB-Eject button is replaced in the
Taskbar pointing to the Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box.
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Uninstalling Avid|DS
Before you install the latest version of Avid|DS, you must remove any previous
versions of the software.
Removing Plug-ins
Before removing the Avid|DS software, you must first remove any plug-ins
that were installed on your system.
If you uninstall Avid|DS before uninstalling the plug-ins, the
uninstall procedure will fail.
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To remove plug-ins on Windows 2000 workstations
1. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel > Add/
Remove Programs.
2. Click Change/Remove.
3. In the Currently Installed Programs list, check for any installed plug-ins.
4. Select the plug-ins installed on your system (one at a time) and click
Change/Remove. Repeat this step until they’re all removed.
5. Remove all Avid|DS native plug-ins:
• Dual Audio Channel Switcher
• Tone Generator
If you cannot uninstall some plug-ins, continue with the next one
until completion, and then manually delete the \Plug-In folder. Use
the Windows Find utility to help you locate any \Plug-In folders.
Removing the
PICVideo MJPEG Codec
On Windows 2000 workstations, the standard definition version of Avid|DS
uses the PICVideo MJPEG codec to provide software-based video
compression. The Avid|DS Setup program installs the codec automatically,
but cannot uninstall it. To complete the uninstallation of the standard
definition version of Avid|DS, use the following procedure to remove the
PICVideo MJPEG codec.
To remove the PICVideo MJPEG codec
1. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and
Multimedia.
2. Select the Hardware tab.
3. In the list of devices, select Video Codecs.
4. Click Properties.
5. Select the Properties tab.
6. Select the PICVideo MJPEG Codec.
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7. Click Remove.
8. When prompted, click Yes to remove the codec.
Removing Avid|DS
Once you’ve finished removing the plug-ins, you can uninstall the
Avid|DS software.
To remove Avid|DS
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1. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel > Add/
Remove Programs.
2. Click Change/Remove.
3. In the Currently Installed Programs list, select Avid|DS.
The Avid|DS setup program will start.
4. Select the Remove option and click Next.
The Confirm File Deletion dialog box is displayed.
5. Click Yes.
The Avid|DS files are removed from your system, and the Maintenance
Complete dialog box is displayed.
6. Click Finish.
If you’re prompted to restart the workstation, do so immediately to
properly register the software to the operating system.
Your system is now ready load the Avid|DS software. Proceed to Installing
Avid|DS on page 81.
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Installing Avid|DS
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In This Chapter...
This chapter describes how to install Avid|DS and install/remove fonts.
Before You Install the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Installing Avid|DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Loading Plug-Ins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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Installing and Removing Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Before You Install the Software
When installing Avid|DS, you have various setup options depending on your
working environment needs. With the new media and project indexing
services in Avid|DS, you need to designate one workstation as the master.
Naturally, if you have only one Avid|DS workstation, then it will be the
master.
If you have more than one Avid|DS workstation, then one of them must be
designated as the master and the others connected as slaves. More
information on the indexing services and other software options is described
in Avid|DS Software and Services on page 85.
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A valid network connection is required for your Avid|DS
workstation(s) whether they are networked or running standalone.
The following illustrations show three typical scenarios and where each of the
different Avid|DS software components or services would be installed.
Standalone Avid|DS
Workstation
Configuration
If you have a single Avid|DS workstation, you will need the following software
installed.
• Avid|DS
• Avid Project Indexer
• Avid Media Indexer
MASTER
Avid|DS station
Avid|DS Workgroup
Configuration with RP
Station
If you have more than one Avid|DS workstation connected in a workgroup
setting, you need to designate one of them as a master. Ideally, if you have an
Avid|DS Remote Processing station, this workstation would best serve as the
master as it could do all your media processing and indexing, and leave your
Avid|DS workstations free for the creative editing tasks.
If you designate the RP station as the master of your workgroup, you will need
the following software installed on it:
• Avid|DS RP
• Avid Throttle Manager
• Avid Project Indexer
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Avid|DS can be installed an RP station but it cannot run at the same
time as the RP application.
Any connected Avid|DS workstations (slaves), will need the following
software installed:
• Avid|DS
• Avid Media Indexer
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MASTER
Avid|DS RP station
SLAVE
Avid|DS station
Avid|DS Workgroup
Configuration without
RP Station
SLAVE
Avid|DS station
If you have more than one Avid|DS workstation connected in a workgroup
setting, you need to designate one of them as a master. The Avid|DS
workstation that will serve as the master will need the following software
installed on it:
• Avid|DS
• Avid Project Indexer
• Avid Media Indexer
Any other connected Avid|DS workstations (slaves), will need the following
software installed:
• Avid|DS
• Avid Media Indexer
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MASTER
Avid|DS station
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SLAVE
Avid|DS station
SLAVE
Avid|DS station
Note that you could later connect an RP station to your workgroup. This
station would need the following software installed:
• Avid|DS RP
• Avid Throttle Manager (only needs to be installed on one RP station)
Avid|DS Software
and Services
The following section describes each of the different software components
available in Avid|DS.
Component
Function
Avid|DS
This is the basic Avid|DS software (Avid|DS, Avid|DS HD, or Avid|DS HD Editor) and is
installed on a Client workstation allowing you to input and output media and to edit
the media in digital format. The Avid|DS workstation can be configured as:
• A standalone workstation, which by default is the master
• A master workstation within an Avid|DS workgroup of other workstations
• A slave workstation within an Avid|DS workgroup
Avid|DS RP
This software is installed on a workstation that will handle all remote processing
requests. The Avid|DS RP station processes effects information from another slave or
master workstation within the Avid|DS workgroup and returns the results to the
workstation when completed. In a workgroup environment, you would set up the
Avid|DS RP station as the master.
Important: You cannot run Avid|DS RP and Avid|DS on the same station.
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Component
Function
Avid Project Indexer
The Avid Project Indexer tracks and manages Avid|DS projects on all Avid|DS
workstations within the workgroup.
The Avid Project Indexer can only be installed on one workstation designated as the
workgroup master.
Note: The Project Indexer does not need to be installed on a workstation running
Avid|DS.
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Avid Media Indexer
The Avid Media Indexer is installed on each Avid|DS workstation and manages the
media on that workstation and other connected storages.
Note: This software is automatically installed on client workstations and RP stations,
but is enabled or disabled as needed—see About the Avid Indexing Services on
page 86 for more information.
Avid|Throttle
Manager
The Avid|Throttle Manager software can be installed only on one RP station. Since an
Avid|DS client workstation and an RP station can share the same storage, the Throttle
Manager software manages access to such shared storages, so that the RP station
doesn’t interfere with the client workstation during critical times such as playback,
capture, and output to tape—see Installing Avid|Throttle Manager on page 129.
Licensing Software
This software is needed to validate the Avid|DS software. If you’re a new customer,
you must request a license file form Avid|DS. When Avid|DS sends you the license,
you install it on client workstations. Although a separate license is also needed for
the RP station, you can store that license on the Avid|DS client workstation and point
to it from the RP station.
Documentation
The documentation library can be installed during the installation of the Avid|DS
software. If you do not to install the documentation library, you can still view it from
the Drivers CD.
About the Avid
Indexing Services
There are two new services offered by Avid|DS to manage your projects and
media more efficiently.
The Avid Media Indexer is a service that manages the media on your local
workstation. You can also configure it to manage media on other connected
workstations. For more information, refer to Configuring Media Storages on
page 30 of the Avid|DS User’s Guide.
The media indexer runs on client workstations configured as:
• A standalone workstation
• A slave within an Avid|DS workgroup
• A master of an Avid|DS workgroup
The Avid Project Indexer is a service that runs only on a workstation that is
configured as the master of an Avid|DS workgroup. The project indexer tracks
all projects within an Avid|DS workgroup, so when the Purge command is
executed within the Avid|DS workgroup, the correct data is purged.
There are a few basic things you need to know about the indexing services
before you install the Avid|DS software:
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• You need a valid network connection to run the indexing services.
• If you are working on a network with other Avid|DS workstations, you must
define the users who will have access to the indexer information either on a
Group or User level (the services automatically include everyone in the
Administrator and Power User’s group on the local system).
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Preparing to Set Up an
Avid|DS Workgroup
If you are working on a network with other Avid|DS workstations, you will
need to create an Avid|DS workgroup to allow sharing and indexing of
projects and media between workstations.
Before running the Avid|DS setup, consider the following if you are going to
create an Avid|DS workgroup:
1. Determine the workstations that will be in the Avid|DS workgroup before
you start installing the Avid|DS software.
2. Pick a name for the Master of the Avid|DS workgroup that is different
from the Windows 2000 Network name to avoid confusion.
3. First install the necessary software on the workstation that will be the
master of the Avid|DS workgroup, allowing access to the software at the
Group level. If your RP station will be the master, then see Step 5 below.
4. Install the Avid|DS software and licensing software on the remaining
editing systems that you want in the Avid|DS workgroup and configure
them as slaves, allowing access to the software at the Group level from
other systems within the Avid|DS workgroup.
5. Install the Remote Processing software on the system(s) you want to use
for Remote Processing. The license for the RP system can be stored on a
separate system.
Avid|DS RP stations are the only workstations within the Avid
workgroup that support Windows XP Professional. All other
Avid|DS workstations use Windows 2000.
6. Load the Avid|Throttle Manager software on one, and only one, RP station.
7. During installation, everyone in the Administrator Group and Power
Users Group of the local system is automatically allowed access to the
Avid|DS services. Avid recommends that all users who need access to
Avid|DS services within the Avid Workgroup have accounts in either the
Administrator or Power Users group on each system in the Avid
Workgroup. For example, if you have three systems, one master and two
slaves, everyone who needs access to the Media Indexer and Project
Indexer should have their user accounts in either the Administrator or
Power User’s group on all three systems.
8. Some type of network timing software should be used to keep the systems
within a workgroup synchronized.
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Installing Avid|DS
To install Avid|DS, you must log on with an account that has
Administrator privileges.
To install Avid|DS
1. Put the Avid|DS CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Avid|DS Installation from the Main Menu.
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3. When the Avid|DS Installation Wizard displays, click Next.
4. In the License Agreement dialog box, read the End User License
Agreement and click Yes to accept the terms of the agreement and
continue the installation.
5. In the Customer Information dialog box, enter your name and company
name, and click Next.
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6. In the Reseller or Dealer Information dialog box, enter the requested
information and click Next.
The Select Installation Folder dialog box is displayed.
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7. Do one of the following:
• Click Next to accept the default folder.
• Click Browse to specify a folder in which to install Avid|DS and click Next.
The Setup Type dialog box is displayed.
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There are three types of installation:
• Avid|DS RP Only to install only Avid|DS RP. You won’t be able to run
Avid|DS, only the remote processor. To install Avid|DS RP, see Installing
the Remote Processing Software on page 113.
• Complete Installation to install Avid|DS and all the optional components.
• Custom Installation to install only the Avid|DS components that you select.
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8. Select the Complete or Custom installation option and click Next.
To install support for the JL Cooper surface controller, select
Custom Installation and make sure the Support for JL Cooper
option is selected.
The Hardware Setup dialog box is displayed.
9. Verify that the hardware matches your workstation’s configuration:
Workstation
Video devices
Audio devices
Accessories
Compaq EVO
W8000
Avid EquinoxTM video subsytem
Mykerinos audio card
Supported OpenGL graphics card
IntelliStation Z Pro
Avid Equinox video subsystem
Mykerinos audio card
Supported OpenGL graphics card
If the hardware options don’t match your workstation’s configuration,
click Manual Settings, and select the correct hardware options.
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10. Click Next.
The Storage Setup dialog box is displayed.
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• Projects Storage: Select the actual drive letter for your projects and presets
storage area.
• Archives Storage: Select the actual drive letter for your archives
storage area.
• Interactive Cache: Select the actual drive letter for your interactive cache
storage area. The interactive cache location must be eithr one of the local
video storage drivers, or a drive partition other than the system partition
(C:\) if the workstation is connected to Avid Unity MediaNetwork.
11. Change the storage locations if necessary, and click Next.
The Licensing Information dialog box is displayed.
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12. Since you’re installing Avid|DS, select the Local License File option, enter
the following in the text box: C:\Softimage\flexlm\Licenses\Softimage.lic
and click Next.
13. When the SMTP Server Identification dialog box is displayed, enter the
name or IP address of your SMTP server and click Next.
14. When the Color and Cursor Schemes dialog box is displayed, select the
schemes that you want to install and click Next.
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15. When the Start Copying Files dialog box is displayed, review your
installation settings and if you’re satisfied, click Next.
If you need to change options, use the Back button to go as far back
as you need to change the options.
A progress indicator is displayed as the Avid|DS files are copied to
your system.
At this time the Avid Media Indexer and Project Indexer are
automatically installed on the system. They will be enabled or disabled
depending on how you configure your system in the next step.
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16. The Avid|DS Workgroup Configuration window is displayed.
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Select one of the following:
Keep Current
Configuration
Keep the original Avid|DS workgroup configuration if
you had Avid|DS 6 previously loaded and configured.
This option does not apply if you are upgrading from
a version prior to 6.0.
Avid|DS Standalone
Configuration
If you are not connected to any other Avid|DS
workstations. This will install the indexing services
on your workstation and make your workstation
the master.
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Join an existing
Avid|DS workgroup
If you are on a network with other Avid|DS
workstations, and there is already another Avid|DS
workstation designated as the master.
This option lets you configure your workstation as
part of a group that is able to automatically locate
projects or media stored on other workstations within
the same group.
From the drop-down list, select the Avid|DS
workgroup that you want to join. Your workstation
will join the workgroup as a “slave”. Note that
Standalone Workstations also appear as masters in
the pulldown menu.
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Create a new
Avid|DS workgroup
If you are on a network with other Avid|DS
workstations, and you want to set up a new Avid|DS
workgroup where all workstations in this workgroup
can share projects and media.
Enter the name for the workgroup.
If you want to make this workstation the master, then
select Enable/Disable this workstation as the
master of the Avid|DS workgroup.
If you want to make this workstation a slave, then
deselect this option.
17. Click Next to save the Workgroup Configuration.
18. When the Service Configuration Window displays, enter the login
information of the user account that will run the Avid Media Indexer and
Project Indexer services. The account must be a member of the local
administrators group. Click Next.
The second Service Configuration Window is displayed.
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19. Add the users or group that you want to Allow Access to the Avid|DS
workgroup. Click Next.
During installation everyone in the Administrator Group and Power
Users Group of the local system is automatically allowed access to
the Avid|DS services. Avid recommends that all users who need
access to Avid|DS services within the Avid|DS Workgroup have
accounts in either the Administrator or Power Users group on each
system in the workgroup. For more information, see About the Avid
Indexing Services on page 86.
Setup now updates your system.
20. Click Yes when prompted to install the Documentation Library.
If you do not load the documentation on your system, you will need
to install Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 and the latest revision of Apple
QuickTime separately.
21. When the Documentation Library Setup displays, click Next.
22. When the Choose Installation Window opens. Do one of the following:
• Click Next to accept the default folder.
• Click Browse to specify a folder in which to install Avid|DS and click Next.
23. Click Next in the Start Copying Files Window.
24. A window displays to install Adobe Acrobat Reader and Apple Quicktime.
• Click Skip if the programs are already on your system.
• If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Install Adobe Acrobat Reader
and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
When complete, you will return to the Avid|DS setup.
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• If you need Apple Quicktime, click Install Apple Quicktime and install the
latest revision from the Apple web site. When complete, you will return to
the Avid|DS setup.
When finished click Skip. Your system software is updated.
25. Click Finish.
26. Close the Avid|DS Setup window by clicking the X in the top-right corner.
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27. Remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive and restart your workstation.
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Loading Plug-Ins
Loading Plug-Ins
Avid|DS provides some plug-ins for use with Avid|DS version 6.x.
To load these plug-ins
1. Insert the Avid|DS CD into your CD-ROM driver and click Plug-ins from
the Main Menu.
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2. A window opens that shows folders that contain the plug-ins.
3. For each plug-in you want to use:
• Open the folder.
• Open the Readme.txt for that plug-in, and
• Follow the instructions to load the program.
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Installing and Removing Fonts
Avid|DS supports the following typeface formats:
• Type 1
• TrueType (PC-formatted)
Avid|DS does not require any additional software to access TrueType fonts,
but does require Adobe Type Manager (ATM) software to access Type 1 fonts.
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Included in the \Fonts folder of the Avid|DS CD are 500 fonts from the
Bitstream typeface library.
Installing too many fonts on your workstation can noticeably
degrade computing performance. Keep the number of fonts
installed on your workstation to the minimum necessary to
complete your projects.
Installing and
Removing Type 1 Fonts
Type 1 font support in Avid|DS is available only if you have the Adobe Type
Manager or Adobe Type Manager Deluxe software (version 4.0 or later)
installed and active. Consult the documentation that came with the Adobe
Type Manager or Adobe Type Manager Deluxe software for instructions on
how to install and remove Type 1 fonts.
Installing and
Removing TrueType
Fonts
TrueType font support in Avid|DS does not require any additional software.
To install TrueType fonts
1. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel > Fonts.
The Fonts window is displayed.
2. From the File menu, choose Install New Font.
The Add Fonts dialog box is displayed.
Use the Folders and Drives lists to navigate to the folder that contains the
TrueType fonts you want to install. On the Avid|DS CD, they’re in the
\Fonts folder.
The available TrueType fonts in the selected folder appear in the List of
Fonts list.
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3. Select the fonts to install from the List of Fonts list, as follows:
• To select a single font, click the name of the font.
• To select a range of fonts, click the name of the first font. Then Shift-click
the last font in the range.
• To select all fonts in the directory, click Select All.
• To switch the selection of a font, press the Ctrl key and click a font name.
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4. (Optional) You can use the selected fonts from their current folder by
deselecting the Copy fonts to Fonts folder option. This will save disk space
on your local workstation.
By default, fonts will be added to your workstation’s local disk space. If
you are adding several fonts, consider using the fonts from their current
locations to save local disk space.
5. Click OK.
The selected fonts are installed on your system.
6. If Avid|DS is currently running, restart it to access the newly installed fonts.
To remove TrueType fonts
1. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel > Fonts.
The Fonts window is displayed.
2. Select the fonts to remove.
3. Press Delete.
You are prompted to confirm the deletion of the selected fonts.
4. Click Yes.
5. Close the Fonts and Control Panel windows.
6. If Avid|DS is currently running, restart it to update the list of
available fonts.
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Installing NonEuropean Fonts
If you are working with on non-European customized Windows, such as
Windows 2000 Japanese, you can use the DSFontSetting.exe application,
which is distributed with Avid|DS version 6. You can use this application to
change the default font used in Avid|DS dialog boxes or reset it to default.
The new font is used only in dialog boxes; menus and toolbar buttons are not
affected by this new information. You can customize the menu font size
through the Windows Appearance tab of the Desktop Properties.
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For non-European languages, Avid|DS selects a font (by default) that
comprises the European character set and is part of the character set of the
foreign Windows system, such as Windows 2000 Japanese. However, the
chosen font is very small and does not appear properly, especially in dialog
boxes. For regular systems, the default font for dialog boxes is Arial 11.
This application does not ensure that the font will fit properly in the dialog
box. Whenever the new selected font is too large for the various text contents of
the dialog box, a smaller default font will be used as in previous versions. You
must be careful to choose a font that still contains a European character set,
since the displayed text is still English. this new feature is not restricted only to
Asian systems; any customer of any country can change the Avid|DS default
font. However, layouts work best with the actual default font (Ariel 11). Each
time a new font is set or reset, you must restart Avid\DS before it take effect.
To install non-European fonts
1. Browse to the C:\Program Files\Avid\DS_6.01 folder.
2. Double-click on the DSFontsettings.exe file.
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3. From the Settings menu, you can choose one of two options:
• Reset Font to reset the fonts to their default setting.
• Set DS Font to choose the Font and size you want to use in the dialog
click. Click OK.
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Some tips!
• For best results, use a font size between 8 and 14 points.
• If the font selected is a little too big to be displayed in its designated area, it
will be substituted by the default font size.
• If the font size is really too big, the layout will not appear correctly, and
you may need to refresh the screen.
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Chapter 7
Licensing Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP
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Chapter 7 • Licensing Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP
In This Chapter...
This chapter describes how to request, install, and troubleshoot the license file
on an Avid|DS workstation.
Requesting a License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Softimage Licensing Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Creating a Valid License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Solving Licensing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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Requesting a License File
Requesting a License File
Avid|DS version 6 requires a new license file to validate the software. This
license is provided to all valid Avid|DS customers and replaces the existing
license file. To run Avid|DS, you must have a license file, as well as a software
protection key (Flexed dongle) connected to your parallel port.
To request a license file
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• Open your Internet browser and go to
http://www.softimage.com/licenserequest to submit a license request.
You must provide all the information requested in order to obtain
your license in a timely manner.
Avid|DS Customer Service does not generate permanent licenses.
However, if your license is incorrect or if you haven’t received it
within 72 hours of your request, Customer Service can generate a
limited one-week license. Your reseller must validate the request.
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Softimage Licensing Program
Once you have received your licensing key from Avid|DS you must replace the
old key with a new key in the licensing file on the system.
Before licensing the Avid|DS version 6 software, you must verify the version of
the Softimage Licensing program.
To verify the version of the Softimage Licensing program
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1. Click the Start button and choose Programs > SOFTIMAGE Products >
Licensing > LicTools.
2. Click Existing License or New License.
The License File Window opens showing the existing license file name.
3. Select SoftImage(.lic) and click Open.
Your Existing License File appears.
4. Verify if the license text contains SENTINEL_KEY or FLEXID values
before the dongle identifier (7-b285xxxx or 8-5E7000xxxxxx).
For example; SERVER “Computer_Name” FLEXID = 8-5E7000xxxxxx 744
• A FLEXID value indicates that the Softimage Licensing program is up to
date and does not need a new installation, close the window and continue
to Creating a Valid License File on page 108.
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• If your license contains SENTINEL_KEY, and not FLEXID, it indicates an
older version of the Softimage Licensing program. You must update to the
new version from the Software CD-ROM. Close the window and continue.
Do NOT uninstall the old version of the Softimage Licensing program.
All you need to do is replace the old license with the old one.
5. Put the Avid|DS CD in the CD-ROM drive.
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6. From the menu, choose Licensing Setup.
7. Proceed with a default installation of the Softimage Licensing program.
8. When prompted, choose Replace to overwrite the current licensing program.
9. When the LicTools utility opens, choose Enter Key Later.
10. Click Finish to exit the Setup program.
Now you have have the newest copy of the licensing program that includes
FLEXID. This is only a bare bones license file. You must now create a valid
license using the new key that you ordered from Avid|DS.
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Creating a Valid License File
Once you have verified that your existing license is the proper version and you
have received your license from Softimage Licensing, you can create the valid
license file on your client workstation.
To create and validate a license file
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1. Click the Start button and choose Programs > SOFTIMAGE Products >
Licensing > LicTools.
2. Do one of the following:
• If you are creating a new license file, click New License.
• If you have an existing license file and need to add the floating license for
remote processing, click Existing License.
3. You will normally click Existing License, since you want to replace the old
license with the new one you received from Avid\DS for the new release.
The License File Window opens showing the existing license file name.
4. Select SoftImage(.lic) and click Open.
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The FLEXlm License File dialog box is displayed.
5. If your file doesn’t look similar to the one below (DS key on top, Existing
server lines and then RP key), edit it to make sure you place the keys in the
positions shown in the file below.
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Node-lock
license text
Existing
server lines
Floating
license text
6. Copy and paste the node-lock license text(the new license you received
from Avid|DS for the client workstation) from the licensing e-mail before
the existing SERVER lines.
7. Copy and paste the floating license (RP licenses if you have ordered them)
text after the SERVER lines.
8. Click Validate and check the Log Information dialog box:
• If no error is reported, save and close the license file.
• If there are reported errors, check the FLEXlm License File window for
typos in the license text. If you cannot locate the source of the problem,
contact Avid|DS Customer Service.
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Solving Licensing Problems
Before you can start Avid|DS, your system needs a software protection key
(dongle) and a license file. If the dongle identification number matches the
information in the license file, Avid|DS will start.
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If the licensing components are not properly set up, Avid|DS will not start and
an error message is displayed. If this occurs, try the following troubleshooting
steps or refer to the Troubleshooting section of the Avid|DS Drivers CD. If
startup problems persist, contact your reseller.
To verify that the dongle is properly installed on a Windows 2000
workstation
1. Make sure that the dongle is attached to the base unit's parallel port
(LPT1) and secured with the locking screws—refer to The Software
Protection Key on page 59.
2. On the Windows desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
The Computer Management window is displayed.
3. Use the tree (left) to navigate to the System Tools > System Information >
Software Environment > Drivers folder.
4. Scroll down the list until you find the Parallel, DS1410D, and Sentinel
devices, and verify the following for each device:
• State: Running
• Status: OK
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To verify the environment setting for the license file
1. Click the Start button and choose Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double-click on System.
The System Properties dialog box is displayed.
• Select the Advanced tab and click Environment Variables.
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The Environment Variables dialog box is displayed.
3. From the System Variables list, select LM_LICENSE_FILE.
Its value should be: C:\Softimage\Flexlm\Licenses\Softimage.lic.
4. If it is not, click Edit.
The Edit System Variable dialog box is displayed.
5. Enter the following path in the Variable Value text box:
C:\Softimage\Flexlm\Licenses\Softimage.lic. Click OK.
6. In the Environment Variable dialog box, click OK.
7. In the System Properties dialog box, click OK to finish.
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Chapter 8
Installing the Remote Processing
Software
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Chapter 8 • Installing the Remote Processing Software
In This Chapter...
This chapter provides information regarding use and installation of software
for a Remote Processing station.
An Introduction to Avid|DS Remote Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Avid|DS RP Station Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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CPU Usage on Avid|DS RP Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Typical Networking Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Optimizing the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Installing Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Licensing Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Installing Avid|Throttle Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Troubleshooting Avid|DS RP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
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An Introduction to Avid|DS Remote Processing
An Introduction to Avid|DS Remote Processing
Processing, or rendering, is a normal and necessary part of the Avid|DS
workflow, as with any system that handles complex compositing and effects.
Unfortunately for editors, artists, and their clients, processing takes up time
and resources on the workstation being used, and can present frequent and
lengthy interruptions to the creative process.
Instead of waiting for Avid|DS to process your effects, you can send a
processing job to a remote workstation that is running Avid|DS RP (remote
processor) and continue working on your sequence.
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You can install the remote processing software on any number of workstations
on your network, and send processing jobs to any one of them. Avid|DS RP
processes the effects, returns the cache media to the Avid|DS client storages,
and notifies the client workstation when the job is complete. You can specify
where the caches will be stored, either on a shared storage device or on your
local workstation.
You cannot send requests from earlier versions of Avid|DS to
Avid|DS RP version 6. You can only send requests from Avid|DS
version 6 to Avid|DS RP version 6.
Avid|DS uses a mail-type system to communicate with the remote processing
station. An Outbox contains all the jobs that you sent out for processing, and
an Inbox contains all the jobs that have returned. When a job returns from the
remote processing station, Avid|DS receives a mail notifying it that the job is
complete. The caches generated from the processing are automatically linked
back to your current project.
Avid|DS RP only supports uncompressed media. You can, however,
process your caches remotely using lower resolutions. For more
information, refer to Processing Effects on a Remote Processing Station
on page 129 of the Avid|DS Compositing & Effects Guide.
Remote Processing
Concepts
Before you begin configuring your workstations for remote processing, there
are a few terms you need to understand:
Client Workstation: This is the workstation on which Avid|DS is installed.
The client workstation is where the processing request is initiated. The request
is sent to the remote processing station, and the result is eventually returned
to the client.
Remote Processing Station: This is the station where the Avid|DS RP
application is installed. The RP station can be configured as a master or a slave
in the Avid|DS workgroup. Avid|DS does not run on this workstation. Instead,
the remote processing station handles requests from the client workstation
and updates the client’s timeline as each request is processed. Remote
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Processing stations support both the Windows XP Professional operating
system and the Windows 2000 operating system. Other Avid|DS client
workstation only support the Windows 2000 operating system.
A client workstation can also be set up as a remote processing
station. However, you cannot run Avid|DS when Avid|DS RP is
running. This allows you to do remote processing on any client
workstations that are not currently being used.
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Floating License: The license for the remote processing station is on the client
workstation. This license information is appended to the dongle-based (or
“nodelock”) information in the Softimage.lic file. In this context, the client
workstation is a “license server” for the remote processing station.
Avid|Throttle Manager
Avid|DS workstations share their storages with Avid|DS RP stations during
remote processing. The Avid|Throttle Manager (installed separately from the
RP software and installed only on one system) manages access to such shared
storages, so that the remote processing doesn't interfere with the Avid|DS
workstation at critical times, such as during playback, capture, and output
to tape.
On startup, Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP indicate to the Avid|Throttle Manager
which shared storages they are using. The Avid|Throttle Manager then
monitors how your Avid|DS workstation and Avid|DS RP station are using
the shared storage, such as for playback, capture, output, or processing.
On an Avid|DS workstation, playback, capture and output to tape are the
critical operations which require a guaranteed bandwidth between the
workstation and its storage. During these operations, the Avid|Throttle
Manager will pause any RP stations using the same storage for processing in
order to maintain that bandwidth. Once the playback, capture, or output to
tape operation is complete, the Avid|Throttle Manager restarts the processing
on the RP stations.
If you are not using the Avid|Throttle Manager to manage your
shared storage, do not try to perform intensive tasks like playback,
capture, and output to tape on the client workstation while
processing on the RP station.
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Avid|DS RP Station Requirements
Avid|DS RP Station Requirements
The remote processing station must meet the following requirements:
• Supports both Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional
operating systems.
Windows NT 4.0 is no longer supported.
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• Intel Pentium II 400 MHz (single or dual CPU; MMX not enabled),
Intel Pentium III up to 1 GHz (single or dual CPU; MMX enabled), or
Intel Pentium 4.
Intel Celeron and AMD processors are not supported.
• 512 MB RAM (or 1.5 GB RAM if the RP station will be used with
Avid|DS HD)
• 1 GB of hard drive space
• SVGA monitor with a recommended resolution of 1280×1024
• Network card (100 Mbps minimum recommended)
• Network protocol: All of the workstations being used for your workgroup
must reside on a network that uses the TCP/IP protocol. Each workstation
must be able to see the others over the network.
• Fonts: All Windows fonts used on the Avid|DS client workstations must
also be installed on the remote processing station to prevent processing
errors with titles.
• Third-party plug-ins: To process effects involving third-party plug-ins,
the plug-ins must be installed on the remote processing station that is
handling the processing. So, if you have multiple remote processing
stations on your network, all users should be aware of which remote
processing station has the third-party plug-ins that they need.
Third-party plug-in vendors handle the licensing for remote
processing of third-party plug-ins.
• OpenGL for 3D DVE: In Avid|DS, only the 3D DVE layout uses OpenGL.
An Avid|DS RP station does not require an OpenGL card to process
OpenGL effects. However, these effects will process significantly faster if
the remote processing station has an OpenGL card.
It is recommended that you use the same type of OpenGL card in
your RP station as you have in your client workstation.
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CPU Usage on Avid|DS RP Stations
In some cases, users may find that the CPU usage on their RP station or their
client workstation during processing is low. This may be more obvious when
the RP station is a faster machine, and in some cases the CPU usage may be
lower on the RP station than on the client workstation. This is a normal
occurrence however.
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CPU usage is an indicator of processor activity. The faster the processor, the
faster it completes its job (processing the current frame). If the CPU has to
wait for the next frame read from disk to start processing the frame, the CPU
usage is lowered.
This is normal, and it depends on the effect being processed. For simple light
effects, like a color correction, the processing is fast enough that the CPU is
actually idling most of the time. This appears as a low CPU usage value. These
effects are said to be “I/O-bound”, meaning that the Read/Write operations
involved for each processed frame are more significant than the actual
processing. Because Avid|DS is fully multi-threaded, the processing itself and
the I/O operations are done in parallel. However, if the CPU is idling most of
the time, a low CPU Usage value is to be expected.
Most native Avid|DS effects support multi-threading and, in addition to this,
processing jobs can be divided among the CPUs available in the workstation.
For example, on a dual-CPU workstation, when a blur effect is processed, half
the frame is processed on one CPU while the other half is processed on the
other. This dramatically improves the overall processing time.
In these cases, because only one of the CPUs is being used, the CPU usage
never goes above 50%.
To verify if an effect is single or multi-threaded,
1. Click the Start button and choose Run and enter perfmon in the Run
window to run the Performance Monitor.
2. Add one counter for each CPU Time.
For multi-threaded effects, the two curves move together while processing. In
single-threaded effects, they move in opposite directions.
CPU usage can be affected by the RP license (single, or dual). An RP license
for one processor will force the RP station into single-thread mode, and the
CPU usage will never exceed 50%.
CPU usage usually appears higher on the client machine (if it has the same
processor type as the RP). This is because the Read/Write operations are faster
on the client (local storage). As a result, the processor spends less time waiting
for input frames before processing them.
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Typical Networking Configurations
On the network, there are two possible ways of setting up your site with
remote processing stations:
Point-to-point: A single client workstation is connected to a single remote
processing station.
Workgroup: One or more client workstations are connected to one or more
remote processing stations.
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Point-to-point Setup
The point-to-point setup consists of a single client workstation directly
connected to a single remote processing station. Both workstations are
connected using high-quality crossover network cable.
Client workstation
Workgroup Setup
Remote processing station
The workgroup setup consists of one or more client workstations with one or
more remote processing stations.
To the rest of the Network
Remote processing stations
Switch
Client workstation
Client workstation
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This mini-network is isolated, and is not part of a larger corporate network.
However, you need a network switch to isolate the traffic between the different
client workstations and the remote processing stations within the workgroup.
A network hub is not recommended for this configuration because a
hub broadcasts addresses and information while a switch has
multiple paths and generates an actual IP address for higher
throughput.
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In a workgroup configuration, all user accounts must be defined on each of
the workstations within the workgroup.
Domain
If the client workstation(s) and remote processing station(s) are already part
of a corporate network, you can use a domain configuration. In this case, only
one account needs to be created on the domain. This domain can be accessed
by all workstations. For more information, consult your network
administrator or your networking documentation.
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Optimizing the Network
Optimizing the Network
Remote processing is largely dependent on the configuration of the network
that links the client and remote processing station. Special care must be taken
to obtain the maximum available bandwidth.
Authentication and
Security
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Since remote processing is based on shared folders within a Windows
network, take special care when creating user accounts for the people who will
be using the remote processing stations.
Administrator Privileges
Remote processing involves shared folders on both the remote processing
station and the client workstation. Users who plan to use remote processing
must log on to the remote processing station and the client workstation using
an account with local administrator privileges. These users should be either in
the Administrators or Power Users groups.
Networking Protocol
Avid|DS RP uses the TCP/IP networking protocol for licensing. Other protocols
don't need to be installed, unless they're required for other network activities.
To see which networking protocols are installed on Windows 2000
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click on the My Network Places icon and
choose Properties.
The following window is displayed.
2. Right-click on Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
A dialog box similar to the following is displayed.
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The TCP/IP network protocol must always appear at the top of the
list of protocols.
Network Addressing
Since the Licensing program uses specific classes of IP addresses, you must
enter valid IP Address and Subnet mask values or the licensing server will not
function. In particular, IP addresses in the Private Address Space cannot be
used unless the Avid|DS RP station and the License server (client workstation)
are on the same side of their network router.
Refer to your system administrator or networking documents for more details.
Network Hardware
and Remote Processing
Performance
To optimize your network hardware and the performance of remote processing:
• The recommended minimum speed of your network card is 100 Mbps full
duplex as this speed matches that of the client workstation. Gigabit Ethernet
is better, but you would need to upgrade the client workstation as well.
• A network switch is the best way to isolate the remote processing traffic
from the rest of a corporate network. We recommend a minimum
bandwidth of 100 Mbps and full duplex capability, however, a gigabit
switch is preferable. For the highest quality components, purchase brand
name products, such as 3Com, Cisco, etc.
Hubs are not recommended.
• Use 24AGW gauge network cable (category 5 and up). Connectors must be
assembled properly, with a minimal length of unshielded wire on both ends.
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Installing Avid|DS RP
Before you set up a remote processing station you must:
• Make sure you have at least one client workstation configured as a master.
• Make sure that the license server software is installed and running on a
client workstation within the workgroup.
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• Make sure that the floating license is appended to the Avid|DS license file
on one of the client workstations in the workgroup.
Before you install the Avid|DS RP software:
• Make sure you have sufficient space on the installation drive.
• After the installation, the drive must have over 20% of free space at all times.
• The AutoSave files are saved under
\Program Files\Avid\DS_v6.0\DSSystem\Temp.username and have four
duplicates. Keep monitoring your sufficient disk space, otherwise the
software and/or operating system may cease to operate.
To install Avid|DS RP on a remote processing station
1. Place the Avid|DS CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Avid|DS Installation from the Main Menu.
3. The Avid|DS Installation Wizard appears, click Next.
4. In the License Agreement dialog box, read the End User License
Agreement and click Yes to accept the terms of the agreement and
continue the installation.
5. In the Customer Information dialog box, enter your name and company
name, and click Next.
6. In the Reseller or Dealer Information dialog box, enter the requested
information and click Next.
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The Select Installation Folder dialog box is displayed.
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7. Do one of the following:
• Click Next to accept the default folder.
• Click Browse to specify a folder in which to install Avid|DS RP and click Next.
The Setup Type dialog box is displayed.
There are three types of installation:
• Avid|DS RP Only to install only Avid|DS RP. You won’t be able to run
Avid|DS on this workstation, only the remote processor.
• Complete Installation to install Avid|DS and all the optional components.
• Custom Installation to install only the Avid|DS components that
you select.
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8. Select the Avid|DS RP Only option and click Next.
The Hardware Setup dialog box is displayed.
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9. Verify that the hardware matches your workstation’s configuration:
If the hardware options don’t match your workstation’s configuration,
click Manual Settings, and select the correct hardware options.
10. Click Next.
The Storage Setup dialog box is displayed. If the remote processing station
does not have the standard Avid|DS drive partitions, simply install it on
the available drives. If only one drive is available, make sure you have
sufficient space for the program, expected projects, and temporary media
files generated from the Avid|DS client processing requests.
, it
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• Projects Storage: Select the actual drive letter for your projects and presets
storage area.
• Archives Storage: Select the actual drive letter for your archives
storage area.
• Interactive Cache: Select the actual drive letter for your interactive cache
storage area.
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11. Change the storage locations if necessary, and click Next.
The Licensing Information dialog box is displayed.
12. Since you’re installing Avid|DS RP only, select the License Server option,
and enter the following in the text box: [email protected]_name
(machine_name is the network name of the computer that contains the RP
license—see Licensing Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP on page 103).
13. Click Next.
14. When the SMTP Server Identification dialog box is displayed, enter the
name or IP address of your SMTP server and click Next.
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15. When the Start Copying Files dialog box is displayed, review your
installation settings and if you’re satisfied, click Next.
If you need to change options use the Back button to go as far back
as you need to change the options.
A progress indicator is displayed as the Avid|DS RP files are copied to
your workstation.
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At this time Media Indexer and Project Indexer are automatically
installed on the system. These files are installed but not enabled.
16. When the Workgroup Configuration window displays, configure your
workstation as a Join an Existing Avid|DS Workgroup and choose the
master of the workgroup from the pulldown menu.
17. Click Next to save the Workgroup Configuration.
18. When the Service Configuration Window opens, enter your login
information. Click Next.
19. Add the users or group that you want to Allow Access to the Avid|DS
workgroup. These should be the same users specified in the Administrator
or Power user’s group of the Client Workstations. Click Next.
Setup now updates your workstation.
20. Your workstation software is updated and the Install Wizard Window
opens. Click Finish.
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Licensing Avid|DS RP
This version of Avid|DS requires a new license file to validate the software.
This license is provided to all valid Avid|DS customers. In order to use Remote
Processing, your license file must also include a floating license. See Licensing
Avid|DS and Avid|DS RP on page 103 for instructions to install your RP
license.
The Softimage License Server must be installed and the license files
must be created on a client workstation, not an RP station.
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Installing Avid|Throttle Manager
The Avid|Throttle Manager allows for more efficient bandwidth management
between your workstation, storage areas, and an Avid|DS RP machine.
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For instance, if you want to playback your sequence on the timeline, the
Avid|Throttle Manager temporarily suspends any processing requests to an
Avid|DS RP station, or capture or output from/to a deck to allow for the full
bandwidth to be used for real-time playback. Once the sequence playback is
complete, the Avid|Throttle Manager resumes the other processes.
The Avid|Throttle Manager must be installed on only one RP system on the
same network as your Avid|DS workgroup.
Do not install the Avid|Throttle Manager on the Avid|DS
workstation configured as a master or a slave running the Avid|DS
software.
To install the Avid|Throttle Manager
1. Put the Avid|DS 6.x CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. From the main menu, Avid|DS choose Avid|Throttle Manager and follow
the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
To uninstall the Avid|Throttle Manager
• Click the Start button and choose Programs > Avid Products > Avid
Throttle Manager, choose Uninstall and follow the onscreen instructions
to remove the Avid|Throttle Manager.
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Troubleshooting Avid|DS RP
You might encounter some questions when using Remote Processing. Some of
the questions and answers are shown below.
There’s a licensing error when I start Avid|DS RP.
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First, you should read the error message. FLEXlm errors are sometimes easy to
fix and good indications are inserted in the error message. Consult the
GLOBEtrotter web document for error code explanation.
C:\Softimage\FLEXLM\Flexuser\chap10.htm.
Avid|DS RP starts, but an error in the interface points to licensing.
Although Avid|DS RP starts, it can fail to properly check out the license file if
one of the following occurs:
• The license increment that starts the application is proper but the usability
increment contains an error.
• The Softimage License Server daemon was running when Avid|DS RP was
started, but the Daemon is halted shortly after, causing the licensing error.
To verify if there are any errors in the usability increment of the
license file
1. Click the Start button and choose Programs > Softimage Products >
Licensing and choose LicTools.
2. Open the Existing License file and click Validate.
3. Look for highlighted text in the RP license increment. If any, correct the
error or request a replacement to the license text from Softimage Licensing.
To verify if the license server daemon was halted
1. Right-click on the Windows taskbar and choose Task Manager.
2. Select the Processes tab.
3. Locate the lmgrd.exe and Softimage.exe processes. If only lmgrd.exe is
shown without the accompanying Softimage.exe process, this proves that
the daemon is down. The cure is in the next question.
I’ve checked the networking connection, the license server, and
the license, and I still get an error on the Avid|DS RP.
Problems with the Hosts file on the client workstation may prevent the
network from matching the names of the systems with their network IP
addresses. This can be confusing as the network may appear to be functioning
properly since you can link to the Audio and Video Storages without problems.
1. Browse to the C:\WINNT\system32\driver\etc folder and locate the
Hosts file.
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2. Right-click on the Hosts file, choose Open with, then select Notepad.
This is what you will see as default:
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#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
Copyright (c) 1993-1995 Microsoft Corp.
This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows NT.
This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
space.
Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
For example:
102.54.94.97
38.25.63.10
127.0.0.1
rhino.acme.com
x.acme.com
# source server
# x client host
localhost
3. On the client workstation, add a line with the IP Address and DNS name of the
RP station as shown below (rpstation being the DNS name of the RP station).
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#
102.54.94.97
38.25.63.10
127.0.0.1
100.100.100.10
rhino.acme.com
x.acme.com
# source server
# x client host
localhost
rpstation
4. On the RP station, add a line with the IP address and DNS name of the
client workstation.
You can be more specific by including a domain if the system is on
one. For example:
100.100.100.10
rpstation.dsland.com
What can cause the Softimage License Server daemon to stop?
The vendor daemon will be stopped if the network configuration IP Address
used is not of a valid class. Private or test classes may cause the vendor
daemon to automatically stop. This prevents Avid|DS RP from validating the
license text on the Avid|DS workstation. Verify with your system
administrator or Internet service provider that your network address is valid.
Example: Although 10.10.10.01 is valid for a private workgroup of computers, the
Softimage License Server will reject this IP Address and shut down the daemon.
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Avid|DS RP reports that it cannot find some files.
The needed files are linked to the project in a local folder on the Avid|DS
workstation and are not accessible from the Avid|DS RP station.
• Make sure the linked files can be shared identically from both the Avid|DS
workstation and RP system (example: \\computername\Files\files_to_use),
or copy the linked files into your project folder.
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• The expected files are irrelevant to the project you’re working on. If this
occurs, look seriously for a potential virus infection of the system because
Avid|DS RP uses VB scripting and can be affected by virus infections.
Processing is very slow on the Avid|DS RP station.
• If you are processing 3D DVE effects and the Avid|DS RP is not equipped
with a supported OpenGL card, the processing is done in software mode
and is much slower. Also note that the result may differ from the
processing done on the Avid|DS workstation.
• The network connection should be at least 100 Mbps.
• The use of a network hub with multiple computers and traffic will affect
media access and slow down processing. It is recommended to use a
network switch to program and isolate the Avid|DS systems from the
network group.
• The Avid|DS workstation is being used extensively for capture and playback.
With or without the Avid|Throttle Manager installed, the media access to
the Avid|DS RP station is greatly impacted. Do not use remote processing if
you must do intensive media playback tasks with the Avid|DS workstation.
• The Avid|DS RP station is being heavily accessed at the same time by
other applications.
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The Avid|DS RP application is frozen or processing is interrupted
with an error. What could cause this?
• The Avid|DS workstation was rebooted. This cuts off access to the media
located on the workstation pointed to by the Media Indexer running on
your workstation.
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• There is an internal error in the sequence that causes the processing to fail.
Try to process on the Avid|DS workstation to verify if the error is
replicated locally as well.
• The system is running low on memory.
• Verify that all plug-ins are installed and properly licensed on the Avid|DS
RP station.
What can I do to test the network access between my Avid|DS
workstation and RP station?
Using Command Prompt (DOS window):
• Type PING followed by the IP Address of the other computer and press
Enter. If you can communicate with it, it will return the following:
C:\>ping 192.100.10.01
Pinging 192.100.10.01 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply
Reply
Reply
Reply
from
from
from
from
152.165.50.251:
152.165.50.251:
152.165.50.251:
152.165.50.251:
bytes=32
bytes=32
bytes=32
bytes=32
time<10ms
time<10ms
time<10ms
time<10ms
TTL=128
TTL=128
TTL=128
TTL=128
Ping statistics for 152.165.50.251:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
Otherwise the ping command will return “timed out” error lines if the
computer is not available or “Unknown host” if the host does not exist.
• Type NET SHARE and press Enter to display all shared locations,
including the required Avid|DS shared folders.
• Type IPCONFIG and press Enter to display the current network
configuration.
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Avid|DS RP displays this error message when started: Failed to
create project BasicProject: f:\DS Projects could not be found.
Make sure the DS Project path exists on the Avid|DS RP station, otherwise you
must either reinstall the software and carefully choose the project location or
access the operating system Registry Editor and modify the Avid|DS MainRoot
key (contact Avid|DS Customer Service for help with registry modifications).
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When starting Avid|DS RP, the hourglass icon appears for a brief
moment, then nothing.
Although extremely rare, this can occurs after a software crash where a process
in still running in the background and preventing a new process from being
opened since you can run only one instance of Avid|DS at a time on any system.
To resolve this problem
1. Open Task Manager.
2. Select the Processes tab.
3. Locate any occurrence of a running ds.exe process. If any, click End
Process and confirm its termination.
Avid|DS RP should now start properly.
I have two Avid|DS RP licences and try to process to two remote
processing stations, but the second station refuses to process.
Avid|DS RP licensing is processor based, not workstation-based. If the
Avid|DS RP stations are dual processor, then both RP licenses are taken by the
first RP station to be started and none are available for the second RP station.
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Chapter 9
Managing Your Windows 2000
Workstation
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In This Chapter...
This chapter contains information on your Avid|DS workstation and general
guidelines on its maintenance and administration with the Windows 2000
operating system.
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Managing User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
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Drive Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
About Striping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Creating a Stripe Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Importing Foreign Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Creating an Emergency Repair Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
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Folders Installed on Your System
When you install Avid|DS, seven folders are created to hold various system
files, project files, as well as media and cache files:
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Folder
Description
Location
\DS_v6.01
Contains the files required to run
Avid|DS 6.01
C:\Program Files\Avid\DS_v6.01
\DS Archives
Contains information on archived
projects
F:\DS Archives
\DS Projects
Contains the projects, sequences,
and clips that you create in
Avid|DS
F:\DS Projects
\DSPresets
Contains customized effects that
you can use in Avid|DS when
creating graphics, transitions,
compositing, etc.
C:\Program Files\Avid\DS_v6.x\DSPresets
\VideoStorage
Contains the video media and
cache files that you capture and
bring into Avid|DS
D:\VideoStorage
\AudioStorage
Contains the audio media and
cache files that you capture and
bring into Avid|DS
F:\AudioStorage
\DSSystem
Contains system files
C:\Program
Files\Avid\DS_v6.01\DSSystem
The DS_v6.x Folder
The Avid|DS executable and the various .DLL files required by the application
are in the C:\Program files\Avid\DS_v6.01 folder.
Do not move or modify any of the folders in the \DS_v6.01 folder.
The \DS_v6.x folder contains the following folders:
Folder
Description
\Command Maps
Contains the command maps for the different views and
layouts in Avid|DS
\DSPresets
Contains customized effects that you can use in Avid|DS
when creating graphics, transitions, compositing, etc.
\Help
Contains all the files required to use the online help, which
provides reference information on property editors, dialog
boxes, parameters, interface elements, and tasks
\Preferences
Contains the user preferences and customized layouts,
toolbars, and key maps
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The DS Archives Folder
The \DS Archives folder is used by Avid|DS to keep track of archived projects.
The DS Projects Folder
The \DS Projects folder contains the projects that you create with Avid|DS.
Each time you create a new project, you are prompted to select a location for
the project folder. Although you may store project folders anywhere on a local
disk, it’s easier to manage projects if they’re all stored in the \DS Projects folder.
The project folder contains the clips and sequences associated with a project.
Each project folder also contains the \System folder.
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• Do not move, delete, or modify the contents of the \System folder.
• Never manually move a project between Avid|DS workstations.
Use the Archive/Restore feature of Avid|DS instead.
• The \System folder should be hidden. To hide specific file types,
choose Options from the View menu in the Windows Explorer.
The \System folder contains the following information:
Source models: These data structures allow Avid|DS to manage the
relationship between clips, sequences, and their media. Each time you capture
media from a new source, Avid|DS creates a corresponding source model,
which tracks the time span, quality, and location of the different media files
captured from that source. When you play back a clip from that source,
Avid|DS consults the appropriate source model to locate the media.
Dsprojectinfo: This file contains information about the project format and
other project preference settings. For more information on project preferences,
refer to Creating a New Project in the Avid|DS User's Guide.
The DSPresets Folder
The \DSPresets folder contains presets, which you can use to define effects,
transitions, graphics tools, and so on. The presets that are shipped with
Avid|DS are stored in this folder by default.
Avid|DS also creates a \DSPresets folder in each project folder. This lets you
store user presets that are specific to a particular project with that project. You
can also specify, as part of your user preferences, locations for your own and
shared workgroup presets.
The VideoStorage
Folder
The \VideoStorage folder contains individual folders for each project. Each
folder contains the video media and cache files for that project. Each folder's
name is generated by the software and is based on a unique identification
string (called a GUID) that identifies each project.
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The AudioStorage
Folder
The \AudioStorage folder contains individual folders for each project. Each
folder contains the audio media files for that project.
Do not delete audio or video media files or folders using Windows
2000 Explorer. If you want to delete a media file, use the Purge or
Delete command in Avid|DS. For more information on deleting
clips and/or purging media, refer to Managing Media in the
Avid|DS User's Guide.
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The DSSystem Folder
The C:\Program Files\Avid\DS_v6.01\DSSystem folder contains system files
and several folders used by Avid|DS.
Folder
Description
\DSSystem
Contains the autosave files, viewer and test pattern bitmaps, some
critical Avid|DS system files, and the crash log. Before modifying
anything in this folder, contact Avid|DS Customer Service.
\Rsrc
A resource folder for the 3D database
\SoftDB
Contains the 3D database used by the 3D Warp effect
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Managing User Accounts
Avid|DS makes full use of the Windows 2000 operating system. This includes
multiple user accounts with your Avid|DS presets, layouts, and preferences
preserved on an individual basis.
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When you log on to a Windows 2000 workstation, you are accessing an
environment associated with your user name. When you set any personal or
project preferences while logged on, Avid|DS saves them to your user profile.
For example, when you customize the Avid|DS desktop, the layouts that you
create are saved with your user name. The next time you log on to that
workstation, it recalls your previous settings.
When you first receive your Avid|DS system, the Windows 2000 operating system
is already installed, and an administrator account is set up with a blank password.
You can change your password, and create and modify user accounts by
accessing the Windows 2000 Computer Management console, which lets you
define security features, such as permissions, rights, accounts, user groups,
and audit policies.
To create a user account
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
2. Use the tree (left) to navigate to System Tools > Local Users and
Groups > Users.
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3. From the Action menu, choose New User.
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4. Enter the new user information and click Create.
5. Repeat step 4 until you’re finished adding new users and click Close.
The new user accounts are displayed in the Computer Management console.
To modify an account
1. In the Computer Management console, navigate to System Tools > Local
Users and Groups > Users.
2. Double-click on the user account you want to edit.
The <username> Properties dialog box is displayed.
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3. Select the General tab to specify password options.
4. Select the Member Of tab to add the user to groups.
All Avid|DS users must be members of the Power Users group.
5. Select the Profile tab to specify and edit user profiles and logon scripts.
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6. Click OK when you’re finished.
Creating Power Users
All users must be set up as Power Users in Windows 2000, so that they can
use Avid|DS.
To add a user to the power user group
1. From the <username> Properties dialog box, select the Member Of tab.
The following is displayed.
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2. Click Add.
The Select Groups dialog box is displayed.
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3. In the upper pane, select Power Users and click Add.
4. Click OK.
5. In the <username> Properties dialog box, click OK.
To delete an account
1. In the Computer Management console, navigate to System Tools > Local
Users and Groups > Users.
2. Right-click on an account and choose Delete.
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Drive Maintenance
To prevent problems, you should keep at least 10% of the disk space on each
drive free at all times. Keep in mind that during video media archiving, drive D:
(Video Storage drive) is used to store files for any alpha material in the project.
When you run Avid|DS, it creates two interactive cache files on the Video
Storage drive. These two files (DS_interactive_cache.tmp and
DS_interactive_cache.tmp.lowres) can use up as much as 500 megabytes
of your video storage area, and are mandatory for Avid|DS.
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If there isn’t enough available space for these files to be created, the system
performance will drop dramatically. You may even experience a system
failure. You should regularly purge unnecessary media files from the system
to allow Avid|DS to work properly. For more information, refer to Purging
Media in the Avid|DS User’s Guide.
Defragmenting your
Drives
Performing a defragmentation on the disk drives helps to maintain your
system’s performance. The following is a suggested defragmentation schedule:
Drive
Frequency
C:\ (System disk)
Once a month, if required
D:\ (VideoStorage)
Once a week if workload is minimal; every day if workload
is intensive
F:\ (Projects/Audio)
Once a month if workload is minimal; once a week if
workload is intensive
On Windows 2000 workstations, you can use the Windows 2000 Disk
Defragmenter utility to defragment your disk drives.
Do not defragment your drives while Avid|DS is capturing,
outputting, or processing media.
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To defragment the drives on Windows 2000 workstations
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
The Computer Management console is displayed.
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2. Use the tree (left) to navigate to Storage > Disk Defragmenter.
3. Right-click on the disk you want to defragment and choose Defragment.
You cannot run Disk Defragmenter on a MediaNetwork Unity
system becuase it has a different file system than a normal disk used
in your Microsoft operating system. If you attempt to Defragment a
MediaNetwork Unity system you will receive the following error.
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About Striping
Striping is the process of configuring hard drives to allow the system to see
two or more drives as a single drive. When you transfer files to striped drives,
the files are split between the drives, and the data transfer rate increases.
Striping is required to work with uncompressed and high video resolutions.
Keep in mind the following when striping drives:
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• Avid|DS requires at least eight drives striped together to sustain real-time
performance.
• Hard drives of different sizes cannot be striped. For example, you can
stripe eight 36-GB drives or eight 18-GB drives, but you cannot stripe four
36-GB drives and four 18-GB drives together.
• Striping drives deletes any material on them.
• Striping is cumulative. For example, when you stripe eight 36-GB drives,
you can create an approximate 288-GB partition.
• If one drive in a striped volume becomes damaged or inoperable, the data
on the remaining drives are lost.
• The capability for striping drives is built into the Windows 2000
operating system.
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Creating a Stripe Volume
With Windows 2000, the disks in a stripe volume must be dynamic disks.
Since disks are not usually shipped in this format, you may need to upgrade
your disks before you can stripe them. The Disk Manager in the Computer
Management console automatically detects whether your disks need to be
upgraded to dynamic disks.
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If you attempt to create a stripe volume from non-Avid drives, Avid
makes no representation that the stripe volume will perform to Avid
specifications for your application or sequence. Consequently,
Avid|DS Customer Service will not be able to support any system
issues caused by the non-Avid drives or the stripe volume.
To upgrade to dynamic disks
1. On the Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and
choose Manage.
The Computer Management console is displayed.
2. Use the tree (left) to navigate to Storage > Disk Management.
If the disks in your storage array are not dynamic, the Write Signature and
Upgrade Disk Wizard is displayed.
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3. Click Next.
The Select Disks to Upgrade dialog box is displayed.
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4. Select the disks that need to be upgraded and click Next.
The Completing the Write Signature and Upgrade Disks Wizard
is displayed.
5. Verify your selections and click Finish.
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Striping the Drives
Once the disks in your storage array have been upgraded to dynamic disks,
you can create the stripe volume.
To create a stripe volume
1. Right-click on My Computer and choose Manage.
The Computer Management console is displayed.
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2. Use the tree (left) to navigate to Storage > Disk Management.
3. Right-click a disk in the stripe volume and choose Create Volume.
The Create Volume Wizard is displayed.
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4. Click Next.
The Select Volume Type dialog box is displayed.
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5. Select Striped Volume and click Next.
The Select Disks dialog box is displayed.
6. In the All available dynamic disks box, select each of the disks in the stripe
volume and click Add>>.
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7. When you’re finished, click Next.
The Assign Drive Letter or Path dialog box is displayed.
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8. Select the appropriate drive letter for your video storage (normally D:)
and click Next.
The Format Volume dialog box is displayed.
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9. Select Format this volume as follows and set the following:
• File system to use: NTFS
• Allocation unit size: Default
• Volume label: Video
• Perform a Quick Format: Selected
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• Enable file and folder compression: Deselected
10. Click Next.
The Completing the Create Volume Wizard is displayed.
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11. Verify your settings and click Finish.
Your video storage drives are striped and formatted.
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Importing Foreign Disks
If you have used a Recovery CD, or you have transferred a volume set from
one Windows 2000 system to another, your stripe volume will not display all
the disks.
You will have to import the stripe disks into your Disk Management
configuration.
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To import the disk into the system
1. On your Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and
select Manage.
2. From the Action menu, select All Tasks > Import ForeignDisks.
3. Follow the instructions that are displayed on the screen to recreate your
stripe set.
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Creating an Emergency Repair Disk
An emergency repair disk can help you recover from a system failure in which
the operating system has become corrupted. You should create a repair disk
after any addition to the system, be it software or drivers.
To create an emergency repair disk
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1. Click the Start button and choose Programs > Accessories > System Tools
> Backup.
The Backup utility is displayed.
2. Click Emergency Repair Disk.
You are prompted for a blank formatted diskette.
3. Insert the diskette into drive A: and click OK.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create the emergency repair disk.
5. When you’re finished, remove the diskette from the drive, label it, and
store it in a safe place.
You can make duplicates of the diskettes or save their contents on another
storage device for added security.
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Chapter 10
Using the Recovery CD
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Chapter 10 • Using the Recovery CD
In This Chapter...
This chapter describes how to use the Avid|DS 6.0 Recovery CD to rebuild the
C: partition of your Avid|DS workstation with Windows 2000 Professional,
Service Pack 2, Avid|DS 6.01, and all drivers, excluding firmware.
Installing the Recovery CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Complete Rebuilding the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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Installing the Recovery CD
Since this version of Avid|DS is supported on two different platforms, there
are two Recovery CDs in your box.
• One for the Compaq EVO W8000 that has two options:
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- Recover the C: partition only as it is on the system
- Recovery the C: partition and make it larger and resize the F: partition
by making it smaller.
• One for the IBM 6866 Z Pro that has only one option, to recover the
C: partition.
When you install the Recovery CD, you overwrite and lose all of the data on
your C: partition (and, if selected, the F: partition on a Compaq). Therefore,
before you attempt to install the recovery CD:
1. Make a backup of your Softimage.lic license file.
2. Back up your F: drive files and folders (they could be moved to a striped
volume or other external storage).
3. Backup all of the important data from the C: partition before you continue.
4. Make backups of your plug-in license files and have the software on hand
for later reinstallation.
5. You should also save all important preferences, layouts, network IP
addresses, or user-specific files.
6. Save the 25 character Product ID from the left side of your Compaq
workstation or behind the front door of the IBM 6866 Z pro system.
To install the recovery CD
1. Insert the Recovery CD for your system, and start your workstation.
2. Follow the instructions that appear online. Note that you might want to
choose to restore both the C: and F: partitons if you are on a Compaq
W8000 system.
3. After the restore, remove the CD from the system.
4. You are asked to Shutdown the system to allow the firmware in some
boards to properly reset.
5. After one minute restart the system.
After the system is fully restarted, log on to Windows 2000 as
Administrator; no password is required.
6. Enter your Product ID when you are prompted for your Microsoft
Product ID.
7. Complete the operating system basic settings, such as Date & Time and
Time Zone, network configuration, etc.
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Complete Rebuilding the System
Once you have installed the recovery CD you need to perform a few
remaining steps before the system is fully functional:
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1. When you loaded the recovery CD and restarted the system, the Microsoft
operating system might have assigned different drive letters to your
drivers. Although this does not cause problems for Avid/DS, you might
need to reassign the original drive letters for other programs.‘
2. Reinstall the Softimage.lic license file. See Installing Avid|DS on page 88.
3. If you are using the Recovery CD to upgrade your system, you must install
the new firmware in the Avid Equinox sub-system (See Installing the Avid
Equinox Video Subsystem Driver on page 69).
4. If you had striped volumes on the system you must reconnect them. See
Importing Foreign Disks on page 154.
5. Configure your network adapter if required.
6. Install the latest drivers and Avid|DS QFEs (if any).
See Upgrading Your Workstation on page 61 the list of drivers you need to
install after you use the Recovery CD.
We suggest you use Avid|DS “as is” to determine if the source of the problem
has been fixed by the recovery installation. You can add additional software
and devices one at a time, but be sure to perform short tests each time you
install new software.
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F G H
I
J
K L M N O P Q R S
T U V W X Y Z
A
C
customer support 10
accounts, managing 140
Adaptec card connections 29
administrator privileges 121
attaching software protection key 59
ATTO card connections 30
audio devices, connecting 57
AudioStorage folder 137, 139
Avid |DS
software and services 85
Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box 44
connecting 46
Avid Equinox PCI card
connections 29
Avid Equinox subsystem
installing Avid firmware 68
installing driver 69
Avid Media Indexer 86
Avid MediaDock LVD,
connecting 47
Avid Project Indexer 86
Avid Unity MediaNet 52
installing ATTO card 52
Avid|DS
discussion group 6
indexing services 86
installing 88 to 96
managing workstation 135 to 155
uninstalling 79
workgroup, preparing setup 87
Avid|DS RP
CPU usage 118
installing 123 to 127
licensing 128
requirements 117
troubleshooting 130 to 134
Avid|Throttle Manager 116
installing 129
cables 46, 47
machine control, assembling 53
capture, signal flow 33
cards 27
Adaptec card connection 29
ATTO card connections 30
Avid Equinox PCI card
connections 29
Mykerinos audio card
connections 29
signal flow, capture/playback 33
client workstation 115
Compaq, installing SCSI drivers 73
computer monitors, connecting 43
concepts, remote processing 115
client workstation 115
floating license 116
remote processing station 115
configuration, network 119
connecting hardware 42
audio devices 57
Avid Equinox Break-Out-Box 46
Avid MediaDock LVD 47
computer monitors 43
keyboard 42
monitors 43
mouse 42
peripheral devices 55
tablet 42
video devices 55
WACOM tablet 42
connections, card
Adaptec 29
ATTO 30
Avid Equinox PCI 29
Mykerinos 29
contents, Avid|DS system 15
documentation 17
hardware 15
software 16
conventions 9
keyboard, mouse, and pen 9
CPU usage, Avid|DS RP stations 118
D
B
back panel, workstation 27
BIOS
installing in Compaq W8000 65
installing in IBM Z Pro 66
Index
defragmenting drives 144, 145
schedule 144
deleting
user accounts 143
devices
audio, connecting 57
peripheral, connecting 55
dimensions
hardware 23
DIP switches 58
discussion group, Avid|DS 6
disk
emergency repair 155
importing foreign 154
Disk Defragmenter 144
disk drives 31
Low-Voltage Differential
Signaling 31
LVDS 31
standard configuration 31
document conventions 8
documentation 17
Documentation Library 7, 8
domain configuration,
networking 120
dongle (software protection
key) 105
attaching 59
drive maintenance 144
defragmenting 144
drivers
installing 64
drives
striping 149 to 153
DS Archives folder 137, 138
DS Presets folder 137, 138
DS Projects folder 137, 138
Dsprojectinfo 138
source models 138
DS System folder 137, 139
Rsrc 139
SoftDB 139
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1 A B C D E
F G H
DS_v6.0 folder 137
Dsprojectinfo 138
DUA II
DIP switches 58
sample rate 58
synchronization 58
E
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electrical requirements 21
specifications 22
emergency repair disk 155
Enclosure Service Module (ESM) 47
environmental requirements 21
Equinox Break-Out-Box,
connecting 46
Equinox PCI card 29
ESM 47, 50, 51
F
Flexid 105
floating license 116, 128
folders, installed 137
AudioStorage 137, 139
DS Archives 137, 138
DS Presets 137, 138
DS Projects 137, 138
DS System 137, 139
DS_v6.0 137
Rsrc 139
SoftDB 139
VideoStorage 137, 138
fonts
installing 98
non-European, installing 100
removing 98
TrueType 98
Type 1 98
foreign disks, importing 154
forum, Avid|DS 11
G
graphic tablet 9
GUID 138
H
hardware 15, 24
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dimensions 23
specifications 23
hardware, connecting 42
computer monitors 43
keyboard 42
monitors 43
mouse 42
tablet 42
WACOM tablet 42
help, online
Documentation Library 8
hotline support 10
house sync 24
I
I/O module 51
importing
foreign disks 154
indexing services
Avid Media Indexer 86
Avid Project Indexer 86
input and outputs, system 32
installing
Avid|DS 88 to 96
Avid|DS RP 123 to 127
Avid|Throttle Manager 129
fonts 98
non-European fonts 100
Recovery CD 159
system and Avid drivers 64
Wildcat (graphic board) driver 71
installing Avid drivers
Avid Equinox subsystem driver 69
Merging Mykerinos (audio board)
driver 70
SCSI drivers 73
installing Avid firmware
Avid Equinox subsystem
firmware 68
installing system BIOS
Compaq W8000 65
IBM Z Pro 66
installing system drivers
Intel chipset 75
Intel Pro100 Network 75
T U V W X Y Z
Logitech mouse 76
Soundblaster AuioPCI128 77
Intel chipset, installing system
driver 75
Intel Pro100 Network, installing
system driver 75
internal sync 56
K
key, software protection 59
keyboard conventions 9
keyboard shortcuts 7
keyboard, connecting 42
L
license
dongle 105
file 59
file, creating 108
Flexid 105
floating 116, 128
problems 110
requesting 105
troubleshooting 110
licensing Avid|DS RP 128
list, mailing 11
Logitech mouse, installing system
driver 76
Low-Voltage Differential Signaling
(LVDS) SCSI disk drive 31
LVDS SCSI disk drive 31
M
machine control cable,
assembling 53
mailing list 11
maintaining drives 144
defragmenting 144
managing
Avid|DS workstation 135 to 155
user accounts 140
MediaDock LVD
connecting 47
drives 31
MediaNet 52
installing ATTO card 52
1 A B C D E
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F G H
Merging Mykerinos audio board,
installing Avid driver 70
models, source 138
module
ESM 50, 51
I/O 51
SRM 50, 51
monitors, connecting 43
mouse
connecting 42
conventions 9
Mykerinos card connections 29
N
network
administrator privileges 121
configurations 119
hardware performance,
optimizing 122
optimizing 121
privileges, administrator 121
protocol 121
remote processing performance,
optimizing 122
TCP/IP protocol 121
networking configurations 119
domain 120
point-to-point 119
workgroup 119
networking protocol 121
non-European fonts, installing 100
O
online help 7
optimizing
hardware performance 122
network 121
remote processing
performance 122
outputs and inputs, system 32
P
package contents 15
documentation 17
hardware 15
software 16
I
J
K L M N O P Q R S
pen
conventions 9
peripherals 24
devices 55
peripherals, hardware 24
phone support 10
PICVideo MJPEG codec,
removing 79
planning, site 21 to 23
electrical requirements 21
environmental requirements 21
space requirements 22
playback, signal flow 33
plug-ins
loading 97
removing 79
point-to-point network
configuration 119
port locations 30
Power Users group 142
privileges, administrator 121
problems, license 110
protocol, networking 121
R
rebuilding system 160
Recovery CD, installing 159
remote processing 115
Avid|DS RP station
requirements 117
concepts 115
CPU usage 118
requirements 117
station 115
troubleshooting 130 to 134
removing
Avid|DS 80
fonts 98
plug-ins 79
TrueType fonts 98
Type 1 fonts 98
repair disk 155
requesting license 105
requirements 21 to 23
Avid|DS RP 117
T U V W X Y Z
Index
electrical 21
environmental 21
space 22
Rsrc folder 139
S
sample rate
DUA II 58
SCSI cable 48, 49, 51
SCSI disk drive, LVDS (Low Voltage
Disk Drive) 31
SCSI, installing system drivers 73
Shortcut card 7
shortcuts
keyboard 7
signal flow 33
capture 33
playback 33
single enclosure configuration 48
site planning requirements 21 to 23
electrical 21
environmental 21
space 22
SoftDB folder 139
Softimage Licensing program
verifying 106
software 16
software protection key (dongle),
attaching 59
Soundblaster AudioPCI128,
installing system driver 77
source models 138
space requirements 22
specifications
electrical 22
hardware 23
SRM module 50, 51
station, remote processing 115
storage
Avid MediaDock LVD 47
storage configurations 48 to 51
single enclosure 48
three enclosure 50
two-enclosure 1, 49
striping 146
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creating stripe volume 147
drives 149 to 153
support 10
hotline 10
web 10
sync
internal 56
synchronization, DUA II 58
system contents 15
documentation 17
hardware 15
software 16
system folder
Dsprojectinfo 138
source models 138
system inputs/outputs 32
system requirements 21 to 23
electrical 21
environmental 21
space 22
system, rebuilding 160
T
tablet, connecting 42
TCP/IP networking protocol 121
technical support 10
telephone support 10
three enclosure configuration 50
Throttle Manager 116
troubleshooting
Avid|DS RP 130 to 134
license 110
TrueType fonts
installing 98
removing 98
two-enclosure configuration 1, 49
Type 1 fonts
installing 98
removing 98
U
uninstalling
Avid|DS 80
Avid|DS 4.01 79
fonts 98
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K L M N O P Q R S
plug-ins 79
TrueType fonts 98
Type 1 fonts 98
upgrading
system software 63
user accounts (Windows 2000)
adding user 142
creating 140
deleting 143
managing 140
modifying 141
V
video devices, connecting 55
VideoStorage folder 137, 138
W
WACOM tablet
connecting 42
web support 10
Wildcat graphics board, installing
Avid driver 71
Windows 2000
managing workstation 137 to 155
workgroup
preparing setup 87
workgroup network
configuration 119
domain 120
workgroups
client workstation 115
floating license 116
remote processing station 115
workstation, client 115
workstation
back panel overview 27
cards 27, 33
client 115
managing 135 to 155
port locations 30
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