Operations Manual

Software 3.6.4

April 2003

DA VINCI

2K Plus Operations Manual

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Table of Contents About This Manual CHAPTER 1: SYSTEM OVERVIEW 1 3 Save Desktop Save Default Desktop Load Default Desktop Load Factory Layout 37 37 37 37 2K Plus Overview What’s New? 3 4 Network Control Panels The Keyboard Panel The Joyball Panel The Soft Panel Panel Modes 9 9 12 17 18 Clipping Overview Sessions Configurations Archives Appendix CMX Imports 38 41 41 44 46 53 53 CHAPTER 3: FILE MANAGEMENT 41 Displays CHAPTER 2: SETUP 19 21 Overview Log In User Icons Login Commands Login Utilities 21 21 21 22 24 CHAPTER 4: LIST MANAGEMENT 55 Overview Lists Master List TK Pan List TK Color List NR List GPO List SV Primary List SV Secondary List SV Circle Power Window List SV Quad Power Window List Key List Format List Clip List 55 57 59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 61 61 Configurations Setup 2K Frame 2K Interface 2K Diagnostics Macros Server Interface Option 28 29 29 33 34 35 35 Desk Save Page Copy Page Copy Page To All Page 1.16 Color Auto Pop 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 Channel 1-8 Enhancements Lists 61 Channel 1-8 Power Windows Lists 61 Defocus List 61 .

Colorist Toolbox List 61 Graphic Displays Active List View Mona Lista Texta Lista VSR Display Counters 62 62 62 65 66 67 Event Marks Controls Creating Marks Moving Marks Dissolves Trim Modes Ripple Value Field Adjust 69 69 70 71 72 76 78 80 Memories CHAPTER 5: GALLERY 80 81 Overview CHAPTER 6: VECTOR PLUS 81 83 Overview CHAPTER 7: KEY BUS 83 85 Overview CHAPTER 8: TLC 85 87 Overview 87 2 .

Warnings are given adjacent to this sign. The name in parentheses describes the function.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L About This Manual [Mark] Square brackets surround the names of dedicated function keys on the control panels. 1 . Call your da Vinci representative to find out about adding this feature. the choices are separated by a colon. The light bulb icon signifies a useful Operating Tip. A “ pressed simultaneously. Soft keys are located on the Keyboard Panel. [soft knob (Master Chroma)] + [Record] File: Save Config + ” indicates that the keys must be Messages. menu choices. Soft keys and soft knobs are controls that change with the panel mode. Notes give background information loosely connected to the topic under discussion. Where there is a sequence of selections. Quick Steps are concise guides that demonstrate how to use a technique. Soft knobs are found on the Joyball and Soft Panels. and display labels are printed in bold italics. They are prefixed with the compass icon. The check symbol designates an Optional feature. Most key combinations are sequential.

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Input data (linear or 3 . tapeto-tape. The 2K Plus is available in the following configurations: Data. and a preprogrammer. HDTV. and is perfect for film-to-tape. Data 2K Plus with data processes DPX images. single or two-format system can be expanded into the other formats in the future. and Data. typically resolutions of 2048 x 1556 and 1920 x 1440.5. multi-standard. disk-to-disk and server-to-server.1 2K Plus Overview T he 2K Plus is a real time. typically 2048 x 1556 with user selectable resolutions. The 2K Plus is designed for the television and motion picture industries.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L 1 Chapter Chapter 1: System Overview Updated 24 January 2003 for software 3. Data input and output can be linear or logarithmic. multi-resolution image processor that can color enhance in standard definition. HDTV and SDTV Data and SDTV HDTV and SDTV SDTV only Data only Pre-programmer Sessions programmed in one format can be applied to the other formats.

8:4:4. interface desktop.94/60 1080P /24 HDTV systems includes a Down-Converter 1080 P /24 sF for interlaced HD inputs that will output same 720P/60/59. Secondary. and 8:8:8 image processing. Data frame transfer rates are dependent on image resolution and the data interface. The new processing improves the Primary. HDTV to SDTV only) SDTV SDTV systems have enhanced input and output for 4:2:2. What’s New? The 2K Plus builds on its 2K predecessor with new processing. HDTV 2K Plus supports HDTV 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 input and output. known as “Vector Plus” and a new host computer system running Red Hat Linux. The real-time processing provides a comfortable environment for the colorist.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W log) is converted to 16-bit linear for processing using Look Up Tables (LUT) at input and can be converted back to logarithmic at the output. Power Window and Key Bus toolsets. 4:4:4. However. Not all 2K Plus systems have the Linux upgrade. Operation of SGI based 2K Plus systems is mostly the same. An analog RGBHV data monitor output allows color enhancement in data mode.94 frame rate simultaneous broadcast quality 601 with multiple aspect ratios including Pan & Scan (software selectable. This chapter offers a general overview of the system. and control panels. To start using the system immediately. Both HiPPI and HSDL interfaces are supported. 4 . 4:4:4 inputs and outputs can be YUV or RGB. 4:4:4 and 8:8:8 inputs and outputs can be YUV or RGB. HDTV INPUT/ OUTPUT 1920 x 1080I 50/59. For details of the O2 computer interface refer to the 2K Operations Manual. existing 2K colorists will find the new system very similar to use. go to Chapter Two: Setup. The new Linux computer interface provides high-speed graphic displays.

5 . keyboard and mouse. saturation and luminance qualification with unrestricted additive enhancements Power Windows: Circle and Quad shape generator with additive and subtractive modes and variable edge softness Internal self-key Multiple key buses for matte and key sharing Scene-by-scene Chroma Light and Chroma Dark with independent softness List management for scene-by-scene enhancements and editing Automatic Scene Detection User defined Macros and Configurations User defined PowerGrade effects libraries VSR PLUS (Visual Scene Representation): Thumbnail reference images of each scene for cueing and recall Gallery: Resolution independent reference still server. -The Gallery computer running Windows 2000 -2K Plus Network Control Panels 16 bit image processing in all resolutions 4 Channel (RGBY) primary processing inside and outside a Power Window New Gamma tool: Independent of Custom Curves Custom Curves: Real-time user-definable effects YSFX: Real-time luminance and chroma special effects tool 30 Vector Plus–Super Kilovectors: Hue. -The 2K Plus user interface computer running Red Hat Linux with monitor.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Standard Features The standard 2K Plus system consists of: -The 2K Plus main frame containing real-time image processing hardware.

and mix of live and Gallery images. and Center Cross Generator Analog YRGB Parade monitoring (SDTV & HDTV) Test Signal Generator on each board Noise Reducer Control Interface controls up to two devices 15 GPO (outputs) and 15 GPI (inputs) Recommended Options Power Tiers: Up to 8 additional channels of processing Defocus and Defocus PLUS: Defocus and sharpen effects Colorist Toolbox: Soft Kilovectors and filter effects High Speed Data Link: Dual link data interface Server Interface Option: Data server interface TLC Assistant Station: Remote edit station Remote Theater Workstation: Second set of control panels Palette: Gallery interface to paint programs Central Server: Network solution for multiple 2K Plus systems 6 . Title. TLC-2K Plus editing 3:2 / 2:3 editing with list management for 8 VTRs SMPTE A Frame editing Flex File and Keycode support RGB legal color limiting Safe Area. wipe.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W Reference Wipe Module: For comparison.

This means that it manages and controls most of the ancillary equipment in a color suite including the following external devices Telecine Noise Reducers (up to 2) Disk Recorders VTRs (up to 8) Switchers Data Transfer Engines Data Servers 2K Plus signal path 7 . is a unified color corrector. like its predecessors.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L 2K Plus Interfaces The da Vinci 2K Plus.

5 software 8 .C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W Keyboard Panel layout for 3.

At the top of the panel is a soft menu with two blocks of six keys on each side. Editing & Transport control. The (red) and (orange) keys are interchangeable for most commands. Some operations benefit from cursors on the main viewing monitor. Directly above them. Pressing [More] advances through the levels and pressing any command key plus [More] steps backwards through the levels. all other numbers represent commands. so (top left next to [Hilight]) is only used in this manual at times when would not work. The functions of the soft keys vary with panel modes and are defined in the soft menu. and five soft keys below it. The and keys are located on the Joyball panel only. Many soft menus have multiple levels that are accessed by the adjacent [More] key. [0(0)] says that no command has been issued. and Setups. middle right of the panel are the Memory keys. The List Management keys are in the lower center and right portion of the panel. The 2K panels remember sequences of up to four commands. The TLC edit keys are at the top right of the panel. 9 .2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Network Control Panels The da Vinci 2K Plus has three control panels: Keyboard Panel Joyball Panel Soft Panel System feedback data is shown in the user interface displays and the panel soft menus. and they modify simultaneous or consecutive key presses. The system feedback area of the Status display shows the current Command Key Set. The Keyboard Panel The Keyboard Panel is predominantly used for List Management. These are shown as keys. If a command is pressed in error the correct sequence cannot be recognized until the incorrect command has been deleted with [Clear]. and the TLC2 edit data can be displayed on an optional external monitor. On the left side of the panel are the transport keys. The Keyboard Panel has four command keys. Memories.

memory settings. Press [Trim] to cancel Enables the Auto Scene Detector Nudges framing on film decks Stops only the current deck. 10 . Saves Trim memory Adds Trim memory to current grade Accesses scene by scene dissolve profiles Accesses configuration dissolve profiles Performs relative ripple Performs static ripple Performs absolute ripple Deletes all event marks in the current list. Press [Trim] to cancel Sets Global Trim mode.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W KEYBOARD PANEL COMMANDS [Desk 1-4] [Desk 1-4] [Desk 1-4] [Start] [Start] [Cue] [Base mem] [Base mem] [Preview] [Preview] [Dissolve] [Dissolve] [Ripple] [Ripple] [Ripple] [Delete] [Delete] [Delete] [Delete] [Trim] [Trim] [Mark] [Shuttle /Jog] [Stop] Changes user interface display to Desks 5-8 Changes user interface display to Desks 9-12 Changes user interface display to Desks 13-16 Cue to start of previous event Cue to start of next event Activates Loop mode soft menus Stores current session Base mem to current Config. all others continue. Recovers the default mfg. Deletes the current event mark from both enabled and disabled lists Un-delete for preceding delete commands Deletes all lists regardless of their active state in Setup:2K Interface: Valid Lists Sets Scene Trim mode.

to remove the still and return to normal use) 11 . (Press simultaneously) Accesses DDR and Decks F-J Toggles Record Mode for the defined deck Toggles the Control Enable Mode for the defined deck Toggles the Numeric Display Mode for the defined deck Toggles the Display of the device in the TLC Edit Control display. ] Marks the current scene start as the edit in point Marks the current scene start as the edit out point Sets all events to field 1 Sets all events to field 2 . [Gang] [Deck A-E] Toggles the Gang Mode of the defined deck [In] [Out] [F1/F2] [F1/F2] [: ] [.2 Preview (when not preceded by a number) .1 Preview (when not preceded by a number) [Crnt All/None] Enables all lists [Crnt All/None [Play Still] Disables all lists Stores the current Gallery still to the 2K input buffer for color correction (Load an input test pattern.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L + [Record] [Deck A-E] [Deck A-E] [Deck A-E] [Deck A-E] [Deck A-E] Performs an edit.

This panel has four command keys (marked ) that modify simultaneous or consecutive key presses. The use of a Reset Membrane does not require the relevant Mona Lista List to be active.5. Keyboard Panel layout for 3. 12 .1 software Reset Membranes The gray membrane button under each knob resets the value to the Session Base memory. The main Primary and Secondary controls are below the soft knobs. Between the two soft menus is a block of nine mode keys that determine the current function of the panels. The functions of the soft knobs vary with panel modes and are defined in the soft menu. There are two soft menus each with four soft knobs at the top of the panel. All controls have a reset key or membrane.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W The Joyball Panel The Joyball Panel contains the main color enhancement controls.

• • • • In [Telecine Mode] the Master controls operate the telecine’s internal primary black. They are always 2K Plus secondary controls. but can control the red. these knobs always control da Vinci 2K processiing The three large rotary controls at the bottom of the Joyball Panel are from left to right: [Master Lift].2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Primary Controls The three knobs on the left side of the panel are from top to bottom: [Lum Gain]. Secondary Controls The three knobs on the far right of the Joyball Panel are by default from top to bottom: [Secondary Saturation]. and [Lum Lift]. and [Master Gain]. The three joyballs are from left to right: [Lift RGB]. In [Defocus] the [Master Lift] and [Master Gain] controls operate RGB levels inside and outside of the defocus region. A single press resets the Master to the Session Base Memory. B) equally. green. They can control Telecine Color along with 2K Plus Primary and some 2K Plus Secondary settings depending on the active Panel Mode. [Secondary Hue]. The vector that is currently active is displayed in the Secondaries display and the Joyball panel soft menu when in 13 . The right-hand key in each pair is the [RGB Reset] dedicated to the joyball directly below it. In [2K Secondary] Vector Offset the [Master Gain] and [Joyball Gain] applies secondary qualified offset. In [2K Primary] the Master controls operate the 2K primary luminance. the Master controls continue to function in whichever of these modes was last active. within the [TK Color] Panel mode that modifies the behavior of the joyballs. red. They usually control the 2K primary luminance channel. Directly above each master control is a corresponding joyball. Matching Mode. Directly above each joyball is a pair of reset keys. The left-hand key in each pair is the [Master Reset] dedicated to the master control directly below it. green or blue channel by selecting from the Primary mode Keyboard Panel soft menu. and [Gain RGB] balance controls. If any other mode is selected. and [Secondary Lum Lift]. There is also a Neg. G. [Lum Gamma]. The [RGB Reset] keys reset only the values in the currently active Panel mode and do not require the relevant Mona Lista List to be active. R. They have the same modes of operation as the Master controls. A single press resets the joyball to Session Base memory. The [Master Reset] keys only reset the values in the currently active Panel Mode and do not require the relevant Mona Lista List to be active. Since other devices do not have luminance channel controls. gamma and gain controls where available. and above each joyball is a pair of reset keys. [Master Gamma]. and blue channels (Y. [Gamma RGB].

Trackball The fourth joyball. Trackball controls Pressing [Cursor] switches trackball control to the cursor on the 2K video output. Left. Cursors The current cursor mode and trackball status are shown in the Status display. To toggle the video cursor modes press ◆ [Cursor] on the Joyball Panel. Although it is predominantly used to control either the da Vinci on-screen cursor or the SGI mouse. Pressing [Cursor] again toggles the cursor on and off. Hard – cursor remains visible when transport controls are used. it has numerous other functions including: • • • • • Secondary Isolation Defining and setting Power windows Pan Mode positioning Scroll Mode Shuttle/Jog Mode The current trackball mode is displayed in the Status display. situated between the three RGB balance joyballs and the secondary control knobs.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W Secondary mode. To switch the cursor from the video monitor to the SGI screen press any of the SGI cursor mode mouse keys under the trackball. is called the Trackball. Center and Right mimic the keys on the standard 3 button SGI mouse in SGI cursor mode. The cursor modes are: • Soft cursor Soft – cursor disappears when transport controls are used. Each of the three secondary knobs has a Reset underneath it. When the cross icon is yellow the trackball controls the video output cursor. 14 . • Hard cursor When the mouse icon is yellow the trackball controls the SGI cursor. The Status window identifies the vector during adjustment. and reappears when the trackball is moved.

Mode Keys Between the two sets of soft knobs is a block of nine mode keys The upper three keys access 2K processing modes. each with an 8-line graphic display above it. Appearing in the display above each soft knob is its software controlled name. Below each knob is a reset membrane. and the mode To reset all the parameters belonging to a mode. The function of soft knobs changes when a panel mode key or the [More] key is pressed. To one side of the reset membranes is a [More] key above a command key. Keyboard Panel followed by [Primary] or [Secondary] resets those lists inside or outside the Vector Plus Power Windows according to cursor position. The upper key steps forward through the soft menus.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Soft knobs Sets Above the joyballs on either side of the nine mode keys are two sets of four soft knobs. To reset all the parameters belonging to a channel. As soft knobs are adjusted their corresponding values are shown in the Status display. Use and the mode keys for optional processing channels. The lower key is a command key ◆ on the left and ◆ on the right. press [Zero Channel] or followed by the channel key. The middle three keys access 2K window modes. 15 . The lower three keys access external equipment modes. The Mona Lista lists do not have to be active nor do the panels have to be in a matching mode for the reset to function. press [Zero List] or followed by the mode key. Use keys for Defocus and Colorist Toolbox.

Blue + Gamma Knee + Gamma Knee + Gamma Knee + Gamma Knee + [Joyball Gain] + [Master Gain] [Cursor] [Primary] [Secondary] [TK Color] Switches between Power Tier Channels Adjusts or adds all Custom Curve points simultaneously. Matching Mode 16 .C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W JOYBALL PANEL COMMANDS Mode Keys + Custom Curves + Custom Curves YRGB + YSFX Red. Gangs the YRGB channels together Gangs the RGB channels together Adjusts Gamma Knee in luminance channel only Adjusts Gamma Knee in red channel only Adjusts Gamma Knee in green channel only Adjusts Gamma Knee in blue channel only Secondary mode shortcut for Vector Offset Secondary mode shortcut for Lum Gain Toggles on screen cursor modes Soft/Hard Resets the Vector Plus Primary inside OR outside the Power Window Resets the Vector Plus Secondary inside OR outside the Power Window Sets the telecine joyballs to Neg. Green.

memory mixing. This is very useful for finding a compromise between two gradings or ganging controls together. saturation and luminance (HSL) qualification.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L The Soft Panel The Soft Panel contains soft knobs and soft keys for hue.5. The Fader Bar varies the grade between the values stored in the last two scratchpad memories. auxiliary equipment controls. reference wipes and Gallery.1 software SOFT PANEL COMMANDS [Browser] [Box] [Key] Accesses Browser 2 Enables Reference Box Wipe positioning with the cursor trackball Selects Key Wipe configuration menus 17 . the VSR Browser. The six keys on the top left of the panel are dedicated to internal reference wipe functions. The Bar is also used to control the internal wipe generator. Soft Panel layout for 3. The top two keys on the right access the Browsers and PowerGrade.

This locks all the controls except transport so that no grading changes can be made during recording (or while the colorist is out of the room). A second middle mouse click on the Panel mode field turns it green and activates Laydown Mode: Allow Grading. which is used during grading.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W Panel Modes The Panel Mode determines the function of the panel controls and the soft menus. By default the 2K Plus is in Normal mode. The current mode is displayed in the soft menu displays and the Panel Mode field at the top right of the System Status display. This mode is therefore recommended during recording. A middle mouse click on the Panel mode field of the System Status display turns it cyan and activates Laydown Mode: Transport Controls. 18 . All controls behave as normal except [Original Scene Memory]. which is inhibited. and this mode fixes that problem. The 2K Plus can occasionally miss corrections when many single frame cuts are marked back to back. In addition to the Control modes accessed from the Joyball Panel there are also three Laydown modes.

and yet fits into a general intuitive pattern. Left mouse clicking on a Tab calls up a related display within the frame. Status. 19 . To move a display hold down [Alt] and left mouse drag the display. The menu varies according to the display. VSRs and Channels have control displays. which are: File Displays VSRs TLC Channels Setup Status Desk Help Exit User The File. The display windows are arranged over sixteen Desks and stored as a Desktop with the Configuration File. Each menu has a selection of sub menus that call up display windows. Displays.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Displays The da Vinci 2K Plus uses cursor outlines on the video monitor and display windows on the interface monitor to provide feedback to the colorist. which is useful if the frame size is too small to reveal all the names. Many windows appear in a parent frame with one or more rows of Tabs at the bottom. Display windows fall into two categories: • • Setups Controls Right mouse clicking on the 2K Plus interface background or the System Status display accesses the Principal Menus. Right clicking any display in the 2K interface brings up a menu of options or commands. Desk and Help menus have setup displays. Each Configuration can have a different Desktop. Right clicking in the Tab area produces a drop down menu of all the tabs. To close a display right mouse click on the edge of the display and choose close. Setup. Each window has its own characteristics.

20 . The current software version is displayed. Cancel closes the dialog box without making any changes. and Cancel. Apply. In windows without these commands. Click on Done when finished.C H A P T E R O N E : S Y S T E M O V E R V I E W Some setup displays have command buttons to activate changes. Apply performs the current selection but leaves the dialog box open. Setup Displays Setup displays usually have at least three command buttons at the bottom of the window. To check your version of software right mouse click the System Status window and select Help: About 2K Plus. These are labeled OK. OK performs the current selection and closes the dialog box. changes take effect immediately. Control Displays Control displays provide real-time feedback and are usually interactive. Closing these displays without clicking on a command will ignore the changes.

User Icons Site is the 2K super-user and has higher privileges than other users. It is used to create a system profile and sets up parameters that are not likely to change from one user to the next. job and colorist using it. It also adds new 2K user accounts.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L 2 SETUP AREAS Chapter Chapter 2: Setup Updated 10 February 2002 for software 3. It is therefore necessary to configure and optimize the 2K Plus to suit the environment. Site and guest. There are two default icons. configurations and libraries described in this Chapter. Login Configurations Setup Menus PowerGrade Textures Log In T he Login screen is displayed after loading the 2K interface and each time a user exits. The user icons are displayed at the top of the screen. It is intended to provide a safe area for Configurations and has maintenance utilities that access all 21 . Login dialogs and commands are at the bottom. The process of optimizing the system involves setting up a system profile.1 Overview The 2K Plus is designed for all types of color enhancement work and for all colorist preferences. users. Clearly an experienced colorist working on long form mastering does not use the system the same as a less experienced colorist working on music videos.5.

five command sets appear at the bottom of the Login screen. Color enhancement Sessions should not be run in Site. 22 . After the 2K Plus interface program has loaded. Apply. Cancel closes the dialog box without making any changes. Regular users should have their own icon created with the Site Admin: Add User command.C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P users. A new Session is created and the default Configuration for that user is loaded. The Site password is artisan. Login Commands The Login commands configure the 2K system and external devices connected to it. completes the login. From left to right these are Site Admin Change Password Setup Maintenance Exit 2K The commands are displayed in dialog box form with confirmation buttons at the bottom. or if there is no password. In order to fulfill this role effectively it must be set up first by the system administrator or senior colorist. Apply performs the current selection but leaves the dialog box open. A single click on a user icon enters the user name into the User window. Guest has no password and is for anybody who does not use the system regularly. OK performs the current selection and closes the dialog box. They also provide confirmation of the current settings. A second click moves the cursor to the Password: field. These buttons are common to many 2K operations and are labeled OK. Users with passwords (recommended) must type the password followed by [Enter] to login. and Cancel.

adds a user icon to the main Login screen . Site Admin Utilities: Add User Delete User Change User Password 2K Port Setup Reference Store Setup Network Device Setup Disk Doctor View User Information .configures the integrated reference store. .. Select one from the Utility box and click on OK for one utility or Apply if a number of tools will be used.removes user icons from the main Login screen . . .used to configure the integrated reference store. View Option Information . .repairs a damaged 2K file.used to configure a 2K network. . Allows any user to add or replace a password. . enter the Site password artisan and click on Ok. Setup Groups the installation tools together.configures a 2K network.x sessions to 2K sessions. To enter.displays user information. Setup Utilities: 2K Port Setup Reference Store Setup Network Device Setup . . Convert 888 Files Change Password .displays 2K system information.used to configure deck control. 23 . click on Site Admin. The Admin Utilities are listed below.configures deck control.converts DUI 4.replaces a user password.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Site Admin All the Login utilities are available from this menu and administrative privileges are required.

C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P Maintenance Groups the maintenance tools together.da Vinci service engineers only. Inherit From User: Select an existing user from which to inherit Configurations and Macros. Rescan FPGA Headers Exit 2K . name. Login Utilities Launch Add User from Site Admin to add a user icon to the main Login screen. To avoid system malfunctions. this button is not available.displays 2K system information. inherit Configurations from the selected user.da Vinci service engineers only. Inherit User Data: Check the box to Ok: Confirm the Quick Start selections. The Change User Password box appears. do not exit the program in any other way. Cancel: Abort the Add User process. 24 .displays user information. . Maintenance Utilities: Debug DUI Disk Doctor View User Information . If the Inherit User Data box is not checked. All the dialog boxes must be complete. View Option Information . Closes the 2K application and returns the O2 to the desktop.repairs a damaged 2K file. . Add User Enter User Login: Enter the icon Enter User Name: Enter the network name.

Enter the Site password. Cancel: Abort Change User Password process. Delete: Remove the selected Configurations and Sessions Cancel: Abort Delete User process. artisan. Delete User Select a user name and launch Change User Password from Site Admin. Enter the current user password to access the Change User Password dialog. Passwords are case sensitive.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Select a user name and launch Delete User from Site Admin to remove a User Icon and all the files associated with it. user Icon. This dialog box is launched automatically after using Add User. switchers. noise reducers and servers. This utility can also be accessed directly from the Change Password button in the Login screen. Use the DEVICE TYPE MENU 2K Port Setup page to select and configure each of these ports. 2K Port Setup Change User Password The 2K Plus has 16 serial ports. Ok: Activate the new password. DDRs. User: The selected user name is displayed. From the drop down menu select 2K Port Setup followed by the OK button. VTRs. 15 are for RS422 control and 1 is for Keycode to the internal TLC. Use the Keycode VTR DDR Switcher Noise Reducer Server 25 . Telecine From the User Log on page select Site admin or Setup. A page should appear displaying all the ports. Sessions and Configurations owned by this user are permanently removed from the system. The RS422 ports can be configured to control telecines. Enter New Password: Enter the new password if required and press OK Confirm New Password: Repeat the new password.

Clicking Factory will reload hard coded values and clear corrupted settings. 26 . TELECINE TYPE MENU DaVice Voodoo Ursa Ursa Gold Ursa Diamond C Reality Spirit Specter Sony ITK Millennium Occasionally port configurations can become corrupted resulting in poor system control characteristics. To enable ports click in the S column corresponding to the port. It is not normally necessary to change the Port Preferences. and release on the required telecine type Click the Source to make the specified telecine the default source deck. The system sets these values correctly based on the selected device. right click in the Device Type column corresponding to the port. Move the cursor down to the required telecine. Click Setup TK to select and enable the correct set of Serial/Ethernet ports for a telecine. To set the telecine type right mouse click on the colored telecine name below Setup TK. To select the configuration of the port. to reveal a drop down menu with other telecine models. A port is disabled if its legends are blue. Reference Store Setup Configures Gallery or a DDR as a reference image store. They should only be altered in exceptional circumstances. in this case Spirit. This will be the source deck unless otherwise specified in the Configuration. All ports will need to be reconfigured. Select from the menu. still holding the right mouse button.C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P display to select the type of device connected to each port.

purchase a new password from da Vinci then click on Set Password. Disk Doctor Repairs corrupted 2K files. 27 . View Option Information Access this display from Site Admin or Maintenance to add or view available options on the system. View User Information Displays information about Login icons. When a new valid password is entered additional System Options are set to Enabled Convert 888 Files Please refer to your field service engineer or da Vinci customer service before importing DUI 8:8:8 sessions.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Network Device Setup Configures Networking. To add a software option to the system.

A Configuration file retains data in two categories: Environmental and Memory Environmental parameters are anything that is NOT stored on a scene-by-scene basis and include settings from the Setup and Desk menus. There are four commands for Configuration management. Sessions start with a template or Configuration file that sets up the system and external devices to User defined preferences. • • Recover Config loads a new Configuration or part of one to the current Session. Extra Configurations might be used for specific types of work or individual clients. name and recall as many Configurations as are needed. and tape-to tape. Save Config As saves the current environmental and memory data to a new Configuration file. typically one for each telecine gate. Bad Configurations can cause the 2K to crash or hang. Memory parameters are all those that can be programmed on a scene-by-scene basis. This is the file that is read each time the colorist logs on. • • Save Config overwrites the current Configuration file with the current environmental and memory data. which can be based on the existing Configurations of another colorist. It also sets the Default Configuration. Any Configuration can be recovered at the start or during a Session. Each colorist defines one Configuration file as the Default from the File: Save Config As menu. or the neutral control settings of the Default Config. Base Config overwrites the current Configuration or part of it with the current settings. Each Configuration stores a Configuration Base Memory and 26 Scratchpad Memories. Each User should maintain a personal library of Configuration files. Do not save settings that are displayed as “Invalid” Right mouse clicking on the 2K interface background or the Status window accesses the File menus. A colorist can create. 28 . Configurations from other Users or systems (with networking) can also be used and saved to the current directory. Each of these memories stores settings from all 43 of the lists.C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P Configurations After creating a login icon from the Site Admin menu a user can double click the icon to start a session. [Base mem] is a shortcut for saving the current Base mem to the current Configuration.

There are five Setup displays: Setup Displays 2K Frame 2K Interface 2K Diagnostics Macros Server Interface Option Once a Setup display is open other Setup pages are accessible by left mouse clicking the tabs at the bottom of the display. or the System Status display.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Setup The Setup menus are accessed by right mouse clicking on the 2K Plus interface background. 2K Frame has three confirmation buttons at the bottom of the display. 2K Frame sets environmental parameters that are stored with the Configuration file and each Session. The tabs above the buttons configure different parts of the system. 2K Frame Left mouse click the video standard box at the top of the System Status display to bring up the Setup: 2K Frame display quickly. Changes do not take effect until OK or Apply are left mouse clicked. • • • • • System Timing 2K Input 2K Output Scene Detector GPOs 29 . Like many of the 2K Plus setup displays. These settings are stored as Environmental parameters with each Configuration and Session File. and are used to define or customize the 2K Plus system.

30 .g. Spirit or Shadow telecines schedule their own corrections so no timing adjustments are shown here. Other telecines display a full range of adjustments. the default setting. This mode should be used on any device that does NOT have a slide mode. E. With Simulate Source selected the driver sees a good connection and sends commands as requested. Setup Source display TRANSPORT MODES Normal 2K Slide Source Slide In Normal.g. the transport keys control the source deck. This mode should be used on any device that has its own simulator mode. The telecine type is dictated by the 2K Port Setup in Site Admin on the Login screen. Communications with the source are still active so that this mode can change 2K and source settings while displaying a single image. In Source Slide mode the 2K commands the source to simulate deck movement. C-Reality. The Transport Mode selects simulator functions for different sources. Select Simulate Source to perform data transfers without a HiPPI Source.C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P System Timing Use this page to define external devices under 2K control for this configuration or session and to adjust timing values for each. E. In 2K Slide mode the transport controls simulate deck movement for devices that do Simulate Source not have their own simulator mode. Left mouse click on the Transport Mode pull down to select normal or simulated source control. Communications with the source are still active so that this mode can change 2K and source settings while displaying a single image. Some device drivers limit the commands that are sent out if there is no connection established. Spirit Timing of 2K/ Source enhancements cannot be guaranteed for devices in this mode. Setup Source Left mouse click the Source icon to switch the source from a telecine to a tape deck as a source.

It does not overwrite current scene memory for lists that are turned off. The factory defaults are also known as the Default VTR Config.97 or 25 fps respectively. Digital Vision and Thomson noise reducers. This function is useful when loading a config produces erroneous results.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Setup Noise Reducer First assign a Noise Reducer control port in the 2K Port Setup in Site Admin on the Login screen. then coding format. Noise Reducers can be connected upstream or downstream of the da Vinci 2K frame. This function is useful when a config does not appear transparent. Invalid combinations are grayed out. and HDTV in 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (equivalent) from 480 to 1080. The 2K supports SDTV from 4:2:2 to 8:8:8 in both 525 and 625 at 29. It will not alter any memory settings. The same result can be achieved with [Base mem] OK Init Env & Mems initializes the environment and memories to manufacturers default. OK Init Mem sets memory only settings back to manufacturers default. Then in Setup: System Timing left mouse click either the NR 1 or NR 2 icon. Setup Noise Reducer display Factory Defaults Right mouse click the Setup: 2K Frame: System Timing display to load the factory defaults. 31 . In the selection box that appears check the manufacturer. then input color space. The delay is adjusted in fields. It will not alter any environment settings. OK Init Env sets environment only settings back to the manufacturers default. There are three possible actions: OK does the same as the apply button at the bottom of the widget. then whether the key is integral to the video signal or separate. The 2K can control Accom. and finally bit depth. 2K Input Use this page to select the input video format and standard. Adjust correction timing for upstream Noise Reducers with the sliders under either the NR 1 or NR 2 icons. selecting interlace or progressive in HDTV. The selection is made by left clicking on the desired line rate. and select an appropriate control protocol for the noise reducer.

No LUTs are suitable for YUV operation. The following LUTs are available: • • • • • Linear has no effect on incoming signal and is the default. 32 . This is very apparent when set incorrectly. LUTs can be selected for both Data or Video. User 1 . System 1 . [Editor]. Input Look Up Tables (LUTs) can be selected for both data or video inputs provided that the input colorspace is RGB.98 of 15 fps.4 adds a 0. but is usually accessed by pressing For HSDL transfers select 2048 sF at 14. Input LUTs When RGB colorspace is selected the input LUT selection becomes active.C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P 525 Blanking can be set to either 10 lines or 20 lines. Left clicking the yellow LUT name produces a dropdown menu. Input LUT Selection Inverse removes Log function from incoming signal. CPD Gamma 0.4 load custom generated files.4 are for da Vinci Engineering use. LUTs are normally used to convert log inputs to linear. If set incorrectly there will be a 10-line vertical offset between fields. Use the Clipping display to apply Output LUTs. Different source decks require different settings. RGB 4:4:4 10 bit.4 Gamma Curve. The data input path is shown here.

Auto backup disables any inhibited lists. Users cannot directly recover the backup sessions of other users. Changes from the panels are stored but do not get applied until the backup is complete. Four backup sessions are stored in the User Backup folder. Backup Modes The 2K can make automatic or manual backups of a session in case of system problems such as a loss of power. unless the source deck is running. Changes take effect immediately. Auto forces a backup at the set time. Panel Modes Color Pan Mode simulates the two lists interface of a da Vinci Classic TK Joyball Mode switches Joyballs between vectorscope and Rank orientation TK Joyball Pan Mode determines the function of the 4th Joyball in TK Pan mode Lum Pots Control TK makes the Lum controls adjust TK Neg Gain controls Velocipots adjusts the controls sensitivity to speed Panel Saver sets the delay time for the Control Panel screen saver. The tabs at the bottom setup different features. The User Name field turns magenta during the backup.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L 2K Interface Middle mouse click the video standard box at the top of the System Status display to bring up the Setup: 2K Interface display quickly. then re-inhibits them. Manual backups are still possible by left mouse clicking the User Name area of the System Status display. Auto Backup is disabled when the source deck is in motion. The oldest backup is overwritten each time. Off stops Auto Backup. This preserves inhibited lists in Backup files. The User Name field of the System Status display turns magenta during the backup. Choose an Auto Backup Mode to enable Auto Backup. 2K Interface sets environmental parameters that are stored with the Configuration file and each Session. 33 . 0 is off. • • • • Session Options Autopop Initialize List Valid List Session The Session page is divided into areas of interest and sets user preferences. Choose the Backup directory from Session File Selection: User of the Recover Session display to recover a backup session.

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Warnings And Help Messages There are many times when a control or device cannot be used. For example, color enhancements are disabled within a dissolve. Users that are unfamiliar with the interface can activate help messages in a popup window. To toggle on/off help messaging click on the Help selection and a drop down menu appears with the following choices
Off disables help messages Help 1 activates help messages Help 2 same as Help 1
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Use Auto pop to change the desk page each time the control panel mode is switched. The 2K interface displays a great deal of feedback and Auto Pop configures the interface to display information relevant to the task in hand. The Auto pop Modes define the way displays are switched. • •

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To set up Auto Pop choose between Window Popping and Page Popping in the Auto pop Modes box. Then enable the control panel modes that will change desk pages by checking the Auto pop (On/Off) box. The mode is enabled when the box is green. Finally, select a Mona Lista and Text List layout for each Desk Page in the Mona Lista Change and Text List Change box. Save Auto Pop settings with File: Save Configuration, Desk: Save Desktop and/ or Desk: Save Default Desktop. 2K Diagnostics
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Server Interface Option Right mouse click on the 2K Plus interface background, or the System Status display to select Setup: Server Interface, which is used to load data files from a data server and to generate a virtual film list with proxies for grading. This requires the Server Interface Option software on the data server. Full details are in the Server Interface Option Operations Manual.

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Right mouse click on the 2K Plus interface background, or the System Status display to select from the Desk menus, which are used to customize the user desktop. The settings are stored with each Configuration and Session File. Each Desktop stores the color and layout of 16 Desk Pages. The same displays can have different sizes and positions on some or all pages on which they occur. The 16 Desk Pages can be accessed manually but are usually triggered by Auto Pop as different Control Panel modes are enabled. Use Setup: Interface: Auto Pop to determine the Desk Page for each Control Panel mode. Right clicking some displays presents a menu with display specific alternatives.
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Save Page Copy Page Copy Page to All Page 1 …… Page 16 Color Auto Pop Save Desktop Save Default Desktop Load Default Desktop Load factory Layout

Save Page Saves the layout of the current Desk Page to the current session. The new layout is saved more permanently with Save Config or Save Config As or Save Default Desktop. Copy Page Copies the layout of one Desk Page to another Page of the same Desktop. Go to the Page to be modified, type in the Page number to copy from and choose Desk: Copy

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2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Page. [Desk] to access Pages 9-12. Save Default Desktop Saves the current 16 page layouts as the default Desk layout. which is independent of the Config desks. When correctly setup. and then modify them to suit the Control Panel modes. Type the Page number to copy from and choose Desk: Copy Page To All. but it also improves the screen refresh rate when switching between Pages.16 Switches the Desk display between the 16 possible preset Pages. Auto Pop Select Auto Pop to open the Setup: Interface: Auto Pop display that configures window and page popping. Use [Desk] to access Pages 5-8. The Current Value displays the assigned color. This not only saves time when creating Pages. The vertical slider at the left of the window gives access to additional selections in the menu. Use this to start a “clean” desk. Load Factory Layout Recovers the factory Desk layout. Page 1. and [Desk] to access Pages 13-16. Copy Page To All Copies the layout of one Desk Page to all other Pages of the same Desktop. Auto Pop changes the interface page layout to suit each control panel mode so that the colorist never has to change the page manually. To create a new Desktop. Save Desktop Saves the current 16 page layouts to the current Config. See Setup: Interface: Autopop for details on setting up the relationship between pages and control panel modes. Right mouse click the title bar to Close (and accept) or Cancel the window. Load Default Desktop Recovers the default Desk layout. green and blue sliders to adjust colors. generate one master Page. Displays that are exactly the same size and position are not redrawn. 37 . Color Calls up the Screen Color Setup window that sets the screen display colors to the user’s exact preference. copy it to all Pages. Use the left mouse button to drag the red. Pages can also be switched with the [Desk] keys on the Keyboard Panel or by configuring Auto Pop.

Both outputs use identical clipping. and CRT Gamma settings. In the example (above) clipping is the same for both outputs and the dotted line does not show.C H A P T E R T W O : S E T U P Clipping The Clipping display contains both Environmental and Memory parameters that are also part of the system setup and stored with each Configuration. and G for the graph display. or the System Status display. Clipping is always applied in RGB color space. The other output stages are disabled. Variable for scene-to-scene programmable clipping. This allows data be monitoring with a LUT and display device calibration while the main output is formatted as a raw log file. known as Main and Monitor. output look up tables (LUTs). The monitor path also includes a monitor calibration LUT. and choose Displays: Clipping to set Output Clips and LUTs. The Monitor output is used by the internal down converter and for displaying data. The flow chart shows clipping. The display has an F and a G in the title bar. Right mouse click on the 2K Plus interface background. The lower numeric display shows the actual settings more precisely. Not all the stages are implemented yet. 38 . The Monitor output can also have monitor calibration offsets applied. The stages are gray when disabled. The graphs show both main (solid line) and monitor (dotted line) clipping. which is represented in the graph display. Printer Lights. The other output stages are disabled. The 2K has two separate outputs. printer light offset. The clip modes refer to hardware clipping and are used as follows: Legal for valid video RGB clips. but they can have different Look Up Tables. These output adjustments are added together to create the final output offset. and CRT Gamma in both the main and monitor paths. Click on F to see the flow path for main and monitor outputs. There is also an RGB gang function so that RGB clips can be adjusted as a group.

The default setting for video formats is Legal. To load a LUT right mouse click the None name area and select from the drop down menu.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L None for a fixed software clip with any combination of the other output stages. The default setting for data formats is None. Selecting an output LUT automatically sets the hardware clip to None. 39 . which is compatible with computer workstation input/ output cards.

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Sessions are stored on the hard drive of the Linux PC. and PowerGrade the more efficient the system. the default Configuration is loaded and a Session is opened. A Session file therefore stores a configuration. All un-named Sessions are titled “New. Configurations. Sessions. A Session is the equivalent to a word processor document. In other words it stores everything. The da Vinci concept of a “Unified Color Corrector” requires that recovering a Session file will set up the 2K Plus suite exactly as it was during the original session. Sessions A 2K Plus Session is a file that contains all the parameters and settings for one specific job. That document is based on a Configuration or template.5. date. event lists. select File: Exit User by right mouse clicking on the 2K interface background or the System Status display. Macro and PowerGrade libraries are stored on the PC hard drive and archived to the Gallery. VSRs. Files belonging to other colorists are copied. When recovering Sessions from another User’s directory 41 .1 Overview T he 2K Plus file management is similar in concept to a word processor. Central Server and removable media. ready for a different colorist to login. Each Session can store 9999 events. but can also be saved on the Gallery PC. The more a colorist customizes Configurations. PowerGrade Effects and Textures. which are always available and not limited to any Configuration or Session. Sessions from other systems can be loaded from the Central Server or removable media. The User should give a recognizable name to each Session. not moved to the current directory so that they can be modified. A colorist logs in to the 2K and can only alter files that are saved within his own user directory. During a Session the colorist can access Macros.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L 3 Chapter Chapter 3: File Management Updated 10 February 2003 for software 3. memories. When a User logs in. All Sessions. including those of other Users can be accessed in alphabet or date order. Macros. To close one colorist directory. time” and can be renamed during the Session (using the Save As command) or later (using the Rename Session command). notes. Stills and edit information. Central Server or removable storage media.

Commands that would overwrite the current session data will prompt the User to save first. The 2K interface makes regular backup files of the current session data. Session Commands New Session Close Session Recover Session Save Session Save Session As Convert Time Code Copy Marks 42 . so only Sessions backed up from Gallery or Central Server include copies of the full resolution stills. The last four of these backups are available from the Backup directory of the Recover Session display. Each Session file stores a snapshot of the colorist suite at the time it is saved. Gallery Stills are never stored on the Linux PC. The first six commands are for session management. Choose the Oops! directory from Session File Selection: User of the Recover Session display to recover an Oops! session. Right mouse click on the 2K interface background or the System Status display to access the File menus. Session data is ONLY saved to the session file when the Save Session. or Save Session As commands are used.C H A P T E R T H R E E : F I L E M A N A G E M E N T the 2K applies changes to a copy in the current User’s directory so that the original session is left unchanged. The last ten sessions that were not saved at the time of exit are held in the Oops! directory.

It is used to adapt a decision list of a film transfer at 24 film frames per second to a list that will match the same material recorded on tape with 30 video frames per second. Save Session As Saves the current Session data with a new filename. Convert Time Code Adds or strips 3/2 pull-down from the event list. The Session name remains unchanged. The software command and the control and key have the same name. The Session with the old file name is closed and remains as it was when last saved. To copy marks and grades from one frame count to another use [Copy Marks] on the Keyboard Panel. Copy Marks Copies marks in one list to some or all other lists at the same frame count. It can also adapt a video list back to film. Close Session Closes the current Session and launches a new one. 43 . Save Session Saves the current Session data to the hard drive. but very different functions. It does not save the current Session or reload the Configuration Recover Session Closes the current Session and opens another existing one. overwriting the previous save.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L New Session The New Session command saves and closes the current session and brings up a window to open a new session with a new name and Configuration.

Configuration Commands Recover Config Base Config Save Config Save Config As 44 . There are four commands for Configuration management. Extra Configurations might be used for specific types of work or individual clients. Bad Configurations can cause the 2K to crash or hang.C H A P T E R T H R E E : F I L E M A N A G E M E N T Configurations A 2K Configuration is a template that sets up the system and external devices to User defined preferences. Saving data only configurations is not recommended because the 2K cannot exit data mode correctly without having a video standard to go back to. or the neutral control settings of the Default Config. Right mouse click on the 2K interface background or the System Status display to access the File menus. This is the file that is read each time the colorist logs on. and tape-to tape. A Configuration file retains data in two categories: Environmental and Memory. Each colorist defines one Configuration file as the Default from the File: Save Config As menu. Configurations from other Users or systems (with networking) can also be used and saved to the current directory. which can be based on the existing Configurations of another colorist. name and recall as many Configurations as are needed. Each Configuration stores a Configuration Base Memory and 26 Scratchpad Memories. Memory parameters are all those that can be programmed on a scene-by-scene basis. Do not save settings that are displayed as “Invalid”. A colorist can create. typically one for each telecine gate. Each User should maintain a personal library of Configuration files. Any Configuration can be recovered at the start or during a Session. Environmental parameters are anything that is NOT stored on a scene-by-scene basis and include settings from the Setup and Desk menus. Each of these memories stores settings from all of the lists. Users that do data work should save both data and video setups to their configurations.

the currently selected Config remains unchanged. Save Config Overwrites the current Config with the current settings (environment and memory) Save Config As Saves the current environment and memory data as a new Config.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Recover Config Loads a new Configuration or part of one to the current Session. Overwriting the Session Config. Base Config Saves a partial Config (base memory or environment) to the current Session. The original Config remains unchanged. 45 .

46 . There are four commands for Archive management. such as the Gallery or Central Server. The 2K Plus can also import and export standard cmx formatted Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) for use as color correction marks. File types currently supported are: CMX FLEx 3600 style format. or as TLC edit events. they can then be deleted from the Linux PC hard drive. To open a directory. To refresh the directory listing. or on removable media such as a floppy disks or CDs. Right mouse click on the 2K interface background or the System Status display to access the File menus. single mouse click Rescan Dirs.EDL . mouse click on the directory name. In due course. Directories can also be manually entered in the Path Name field.C H A P T E R T H R E E : F I L E M A N A G E M E N T Archives More important files are usually archived either on another computer. Path names are case sensitive.FLX Directories Displays a directory tree of the selected Storage Device. TLC FLEx file format. Archive Commands Delete Import CMX Export CMX Backup Restore Import CMX File Selection Import Type defines the type of file that will be imported. .

For example. Time Code determines how the imported time code numbers are processed. The numbers in the imported edit list can then be converted. i. the entry must be terminated with [Enter] or the value entered will not be accepted. It is important to know both the type of time code in the imported list and the style of time code expected by the 2K Plus color event list. If the Display Speed is set to 30fps. File Entry Type Name displays the file type selected from the Import Type directory. setup the import options. the Display Speed can be either 24fps or 30fps. It can be selected by clicking in the Files directory or entered manually. the numbers are assumed to be 30 frame numbers. either CMX or FLEx. a 24 fps film list can be converted to a 30 fps video list. The file type can be entered manually. When importing a list for film counts for a telecine source deck. typing the first character of the file name automatically enters the File Name in the data field.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Files All files in the selected directory on the selected storage device are displayed in the Files directory. If the mouse is clicked inside the data field. Path Name displays the full path name of the imported files’ location. The Auto mode uses the known state of the 2K video system and information from the imported list to convert the numbers. This field is also case sensitive. If the Files menu was last selected with the mouse. Files that do not match the selected file type cannot be imported. the conversion of video time code to film frames is based upon the Display Speed of the Main Counter display. File Name displays the file name and extension of the file to be imported. For example. a CMX file cannot be imported if . The path can also be entered manually.e. Once the desired file name and import type have been defined. the imported numbers are assumed to be 24 frame numbers. Single mouse click on an entry in Directories to view the path name. When the Display Speed is set at 24fps. In a 30 fps environment.FLX is selected. but remember the field is case sensitive. Import to Col/Corr List Options This section applies to data imported to the Color Correction List. but the field is case sensitive and must match the Import Type directory. This makes it possible to import edit list values and retrieve 47 .

Newer workflows sometimes require a mixed field list (both Field 1 and Field 2) to generate a 3:2 pattern. Use this mode for traditional lists. • 48 . . CMX lists now use the punctuation before the frame value to define mixed fields. PAL (25) converts imported numbers as 25 frame Time Code.00 :00 . Older CMX lists were assumed to be Field 1. When importing a list for a VTR source deck. The first FCM of the list determines the Time Code type of the record VTR and any subsequent FCM statements determine the time code type of the playback VTR. use the Auto menu selection. Do not use this mode when importing a traditional CMX list as the numbers will be set to Field 2. • • • • • Field Setting determines which field the events occur on.C H A P T E R T H R E E : F I L E M A N A G E M E N T the same values in the 2K list when the display mode is set for film time code (HH:MM:SS+FF). Field 1 (Default) forces all imported numbers to a Field 1 boundary. 24 converts imported numbers as 24 frame Time Code.00 • Non Drop Field 1 Non Drop Field 2 Drop Field 1 Drop Field 2 Auto imports a mixed field CMX style list as defined by the punctuation before the frames value. video time code is converted using the following rules: • Auto (Default) uses the current video state of the 2K and the current status of the decks to determine the numeric conversions of the imported list. When using a mixed field list. When using FCM.00 . Non Drop converts imported numbers as Non Drop Frame Time Code. the punctuation of the edit list numbers is ignored. Use FCM (Frame Code Mode) determines Drop or Non Drop status of the list. Drop converts imported numbers as Drop Frame Time Code. This mode utilizes the punctuation of the time values to determine Drop or Non Drop for a 30 frame list.

Prior versions of software only allowed importing data from the Record Edit In point located in Column 3. • Auto (Default) uses the current video state of the 2K and the current status of the decks to determine the numeric conversions of the imported list. When set Import to TLC List Options This section applies to data imported to the TLC edit list. Importing a traditional CMX style list in Auto mode forces all events to Field 2. Data Derived From determines which column of edit points in the CMX list are used by the 2K Plus as the color event list. 49 . • to a non-zero value. display modes. This is the default location for the imported data. Currently these parameters only apply to CMX files. • Record Edit Points (Default) The Record VTR Data located in Column 3 of the CMX style list is imported. Time Code determines how the imported time code numbers are processed. the imported FLEx list will generate new events that assume the setup of the current event at import time. Only use Auto mode for mixed field lists. the imported mark will be adjusted early by this amount. the record modes and flags. sound flag. Trim Edit Points (Seconds) adds a trim factor or “handle” to the marks. This mode utilizes the punctuation of the time values to determine Drop or Non Drop for a 30 fps list. Before importing a FLEx file preset the current event parameters. Data can be imported from either the Record Edit In points located in Column 3 of a typical CMX style list or the Playback Edit In points located in Column 1. and sync points in the TLC Edit Control display.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L • Field 2 forces all imported numbers to a Field 2 boundary. Source Edit Points (Column 1) sets up the data imported for the source deck. gang flags. The following setup items apply when importing CMX lists to the TLC Editor. When importing FLEx files. Source Edit Points The Playback or Source VTR Data located in Column 1 of the CMX style list will be imported. the desired decks enabled for display.

• Auto for use when importing a mixed field CMX style list as defined by the punctuation before the frame value. Some manual changes are required because this causes a duration mismatch between the Source deck and the Record deck. Drop converts imported numbers as Drop Frame Time Code. PAL (25) converts imported numbers as 25 frame Time Code. Field 1 (Default) forces all imported numbers to a Field 1 boundary. Importing a traditional CMX style list in Auto mode forces all events to Field 2. When set to a non-zero value. Trim Source Edit Points (seconds) adds a trim factor or “handle” to the mark. • • Source Import To determines which device will get the Source (Column 1) edit points from the CMX list. Use this mode for traditional lists. 24 converts imported numbers as 24 frame Time Code. the Source deck Edit In Point will be trimmed back (early) by this amount and the Source deck Edit Out Point will be trimmed forward (late) by the same amount.C H A P T E R T H R E E : F I L E M A N A G E M E N T • Use FCM (Frame Code Mode) determines Drop or Non Drop status of the list. Field 2 forces all imported numbers to a Field 2 boundary. Non Drop converts imported numbers as Non Drop Frame Time Code. however. any defined deck can be assigned. When using FCM. Only use Auto mode for mixed field lists. • • • • Field Setting determines which field the source events occur on. Record Edit Points (Column 3) sets up the data imported for the record deck 50 . The Record deck edit points are affected. Do not use this mode when importing a traditional CMX list as the numbers will be set to Field 2. the punctuation of the edit list numbers is ignored. The first FCM of the list determines the Time Code type of the record VTR and any subsequent FCM statements determine the Time Code type of the playback VTR. The default is the 2K Plus Source deck.

The first FCM of the list determines the Time Code type of the record VTR and any subsequent FCM statements determine the time code type of the playback VTR.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Time Code determines how the imported time code numbers are processed. Selection Buttons These buttons initiate the list import. Field 2 forces all imported numbers to a Field 2 boundary Only use Auto mode for mixed field lists. Use this mode for traditional lists. Non Drop converts imported numbers as Non Drop Frame Time Code. • • • • • Field Setting determines which field the record events occur on. Do not use this mode when importing a traditional CMX list as the numbers will be set to Field 2. 51 . The default device is the 2K Plus first record deck. • Auto (Default) uses the current video state of the 2K and the current status of the decks to determine the numeric conversions of the imported list. • Auto for importing a mixed field CMX style list as defined by the punctuation before the frame value. This mode utilizes the punctuation of the time values to determine Drop or Non Drop for a 30 fps list. 24 converts imported numbers as 24 frame Time Code. • • Record Import To determines which device will receive the Record Edit In points located in Column 3 of the CMX list. Importing a traditional CMX style list in Auto mode forces all events to Field 2. Drop converts imported numbers as Drop Frame Time Code. When using FCM. any defined deck can be selected. Use FCM (Frame Code Mode) determines Drop or Non Drop status of the list. the punctuation of the edit list numbers is ignored. Field 1 (Default) forces all imported numbers to a Field 1 boundary. however. PAL (25) converts imported numbers as 25 frame Time Code.

52 . Use Rescan Dirs after changing the source of the files to refresh the directory. Rescan Dirs refreshes the directories after the Storage device or removable media have been changed. Import to TLC List imports to the TLC Edit List only. Storage Device opens a drive system selection window allowing changes to the location of the imported files. Import to Col/Corr List imports to the Color Correction list only.C H A P T E R T H R E E : F I L E M A N A G E M E N T Import to Both Lists imports to both the Color Correction list and the TLC Edit list using the setup parameters.

53 . Select the File Name from the list of files. Select the desired push button to Import the List. 9. 8. press [Delete] [Take] on the Keyboard Panel When importing FLEx style lists. Select Field 1 (Default) or the Field Setting assuming a traditional CMX list.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Chapter 3 Appendix Appendix CMX Imports The default settings in the File: Import display are setup for the most typical use of file importing. Select the Path Name where the file exists. CMX IMPORTS 1. 3. If there is a problem with the list. 5. Open File: Import by right mouse clicking the Status display or interface background Select the Storage Device for the source of the files. 6. CMX files end with . Select Record Edit Points (Default) to import data from Column 3 of the CMX list 10. 2. If a Mixed Field List. these settings do not have any effect.edl Select Auto Time Code (Default) assuming the 2K Plus is properly set to the correct video standard. 4. To delete the list. delete it and start again. 7. Rescan Dirs in order to view the files Select the CMX Type Name. If necessary. select Auto for the Field Setting.

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2 Overview The 2K Plus uses flexible list management to control its own internal processing along with external devices on a scene-by-scene basis. The Event Lists are special Memories that are triggered by the frame counter. in raw frames. Those that do not change on a Lists scene-to-scene basis are termed Graphic Displays Environmental. Internally.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L 4 Chapter Chapter 4: List Management Updated 3 March 2003 for software 3. Marks can also be copied. Each Session stores its own Memories Configuration even though the user starts from one of the pre-defined User Configurations. Only events in the Master List are given a Scene Number. and are stored with the Events Configuration. imported.6. a counter number. All parameters that can be changed on a scene-by-scene basis are stored in Memories. The first frame of each event has a start Mark that is added to the list with the [Mark] key or the Auto Scene Detector. and new events inherit the settings of the previous scene. All parameters controlled by the 2K Plus fall into one of two groups: Environmental and L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Memories. or replaced. Settings are stored automatically in the Event List. The interface is comprehensive and intuitive to both new and existing da Vinci users. 55 . identifies the event marks. This address can be displayed in Time Code or Feet and Frames formats as well as the raw Frame count.

Marking all the lists is typical. Each event mark then stores the settings and recalls them whenever the counter indicates that the event is current. 56 .C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T There are three counter displays for monitoring the current position in different formats or with different offsets. Some of these lists are for options that require hardware or software upgrades such as Power Tiers. in which case lists are marked separately. Other lists control external devices such as telecines. Colorists can select which lists are active in the Setup: Interface: Active List display. The 2K Plus interface divides memory parameters into 30 Lists. Mark the first frame of each event that has different settings. which gives them an event number and a VSR. Scene to scene color enhancement is achieved by creating a Color Decision List (CDL). List management is easier if all marks are copied to the Master List. However. Choose Master Event Lock in Setup: 2K Interface: Session to help add Master list marks. lists sometimes need to change or dissolve at different times.

• The Valid Lists for a configuration or session are selected from Setup: Interface. • • • • Valid lists can be enabled and disabled. If a list is gray it is not available on this system. To toggle a list between valid and not valid left click the box in Setup: Interface. and the new event is set to static so that it can be color corrected. reducing the number of Valid Lists simplifies list management and reduces desktop clutter. Marks are not selected or entered. This is sometimes necessary when a session is recovered from a system with different hardware. All other lists appear gray and cannot be selected. The software only supports lists for installed hardware. Valid List.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Lists A 2K Plus session contains a timeline with Marks to trigger changes to memory parameters. If the check box is gray the list is not valid in this session. Dailies sessions can be simplified by removing Channels and Windows Lists. The 2K Plus software auto detects the installed hardware each time the frame is power cycled. The Active List View display shows all valid lists in the current session. A Mark is applied to some or all lists. Memories always save all parameters. Enabled lists can be marked while dynamic. Memories and list management functions can only work on Valid Lists. However. but only recover those in active lists. Lists group together related controls and have different states. Live settings are applied. Active lists can be selected and marked. Inhibited lists ignore events and their settings. To delete lists that are not available on the system use ◆ [Delete]. but not saved. Disabled lists are not selected or marked. Valid List. Valid Lists 57 . A typical example is to disable Telecine Color and Telecine Pan lists for Tape-to-Tape configurations. Memories do not change parameters in disabled lists Dynamic events cannot be color corrected and memories cannot be recalled.

This is useful for tracking Power Windows.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T To toggle a list on (active) and off (disabled). To enable just the list for the current control panel mode. To enable all lists. The list is highlighted when disabled. For example a scene with a single color correction and a tracking Power Window would have static color lists. press [Current]. but a dynamic Power Window list. Dynamic Lists Active and Disabled Lists Lists are automatically shown as dynamic when the current event is a dissolve. press ◆ [Current] on the Keyboard Panel. To disable all lists. An event can contain some dynamic and some static lists. Press [Dissolve/ Static] to toggle a list between dynamic and static. or setting a single list back to base mem. press ◆ [Current] on the Keyboard Panel. Inhibited Lists 58 . or the Mona Lista display and select Inhibit to inhibit a list. Inhibited lists have icons with a yellow corner. Pressing the [Current] key again returns the lists to their previous status. left mouse click the list in the Active List View display. and all the marks in that list are yellow. or the Mona Lista display. Right click a list icon in the Active List View display.

and is the list that stores VSRs.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Group Master External Devices Icon Title Master TK Pan TK Color Noise Reducer GPI SV Primary SV Secondary SV CPW SV LPW Key Format Clip Channel 1 Col Channel 1 Win Channel 2 Col Channel 2 Win Channel 3 Col Channel 3 Win Channel 4 Col Channel 4 Win Channel 5 Col Channel 5 Win Channel 6 Col Channel 6 Win Channel 7 Col Channel 7 Win Channel 8 Col Channel 8 Win Defocus Toolbox NDP Aux Description Master List Telecine Pans Telecine Color Noise Reducer General Purpose Interface Super Vector Primaries Super Vector Secondaries Super Vector Circle Power Window Super Vector Quad Power Window Key Buses Down Converter and Blanking Scene to Scene Clipping Channel 1 Color Channel 1 Windows Channel 2 Color Channel 2 Windows Channel 3 Color Channel 3 Windows Channel 4 Color Channel 4 Windows Channel 5 Color Channel 5 Windows Channel 6 Color Channel 6 Windows Channel 7 Color Channel 7 Windows Channel 8 Color Channel 8 Windows Defocus Colorist Toolbox Future List 2K Plus Standard Features 2K Plus Optional Features Master List The Master List is always visible in the Mona Lista. Events marked in the Master List have a Scene Number displayed in the Text List ID column and beside marks in the Mona Lista when the source deck is stationary. Many list management operations use the scene number. so the Master list should mirror marks in all the other lists. Enabling Master Event Lock in Setup: Interface: Sessions leaves the Master list active when [Current List] is used. 59 .

and softness parameters for the Super Vector Quad Power Window. SV Circle Power Window List The Super Vector Circle Power Window List stores the active/inactive status. tilt. position. This list and the controls it stores are only available when a supported source device is selected. size. GPO List The GPI List stores the general purpose output that can trigger external devices such as keycode logging programs. Supported servers that include pan. ……………………………. Mattes on a key bus behave like Power Windows and can be configured with the Simple Area Definition (SAD) display. SV Primary List The Super Vector Primary List stores the inside and outside standard 2K Plus primary processing enhancements. and Quantel IQ. position. Servers with DVE capability (sometimes referred to as virtual telecines) also use this list. SV Quad Power Window List The Super Vector Quad Power Window List stores the active/inactive status. Thomson Specter. SV Secondary List The Super Vector Secondary List stores the inside and outside standard 2K Plus secondary processing enhancements that occur immediately after SV Primaries and prior to any of the 2K processing options. which is used to define an area for SV primary and/or secondary enhancements. zoom and related controls. which is used to define an area for SV primary and/or secondary enhancements. size. Key List The Key List stores settings for the five internal key buses and the output key. 60 . NR List The Noise Reducer List stores the parameters for up to two noise reducers.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T TK Pan List The Telecine Pan List stores parameters for telecine pan. and softness parameters for the Super Vector Circle Power Window. TK Color List The Telecine Color List stores the parameters for telecine color controls. tilt and zoom include da Vinci SIO.

Power Windows. Colorist Toolbox List The Colorist Toolbox List stores Toolbox Kilovectors. 61 . Only Variable Clip values are scene programmable. textures and enhancements. Look Up Tables (LUTs) and Monitor Calibration are environmental parameters and stored with the Configuration. Defocus List The Defocus List supports both Defocus and Defocus Plus upgrades and stores defocus Power Windows. effects. With Defocus installed the output key definition used by Gallery is also stored in this list. Channel 1-8 Power Windows Lists The Channel Power Windows Lists store the both Circle and Quad Power Window parameters for each individual Channel. The output key definition used by Gallery is defined in the Toolbox and stored in this list.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Format List The Format List stores 2K Plus Blanking and Down Converter parameters. Clip List The Clip List stores scene programmable RGB clipping. The following lists are for optional features of the 2K Plus. Channel 1-8 Enhancements Lists The Channel Enhancement Lists store all enhancements for each individual Channel. The Defocus output key definition becomes the Toolbox input key. ……………………………. effects and enhancements for both image and key defocus. all other clips.

and as images (VSR display). Left mouse click Inhibit to inhibit the list. and Inhibit. as a table (Text Lista). which is opened by selecting Displays: Active List. Right mouse clicking the Mona Lista displays options to change the ALV orientation (ALV Orient) and scale (ALV Scale). Active List View LIST DISPLAYS Active List View (ALV) Mona Lista Text Lista VSR Display Counters The state of all the Valid Lists in the current event is shown in the Active List View (ALV). 62 . Right mouse click an icon to reveal the icon name. as a time line (Mona Lista display). Mona Lista Display List Icons Left mouse click a list icon to toggle its state between active and disabled.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Graphic Displays The 2K Plus has graphic displays that show the event lists for the current event (ALV display). Mona Lista The Mona Lista displays all the events in a session as a scalable time line. There are also three counter displays that show the current frame count in a variety of formats. Open Setup: 2K Interface: Valid List to define which lists are valid. It also shows the state of lists and event numbers. An inhibited list has a small yellow triangle in the lower right corner of the list icon and all the marks in that list become yellow.

Event marks can exist in one or all lists. Event Scale Use the vertical slider to adjust the scale of the time line. Settings Scn. List Layout Preferences Right mouse click the Mona Lista to set preferences for the Mona Lista. The bar starts from the bottom at the beginning of an event and reaches the top at the end of the event. Use Setup: 2K Interface: Auto Pop: Mona Lista Change to alter the Autopop selection. Set these associations in Setup: 2K Interface: MONA LISTA MENU Display Set Order Font ALV Orient ALV Scale Env. The lists that are consequently shown in the Mona Lista are known as Visible Lists. Leo Bar The Leo bar is affectionately named after “Leoman” on the original Classic da Vinci system and represents the position within the current event. The group is switched by the Autopop mechanism or manually. Text List and Active List View displays. 63 . and when it is at the bottom the divisions are in hours. Event Marks A red event mark shows the point on the timeline that a programmed change will occur. Since each desk page can have a different layout associated with it. Dslv. but only those in the Master list are assigned a scene number. there should be little need to switch layouts manually. Settings Close Auto Pop: Mona Lista Change. When the slider is at the top the divisions are in frames. No events can exist prior to frame count 0 which is shown as a black event mark. Right mouse click the Mona Lista display and select Set Order to configure the groups. defined by Set Order. When there is an event mark on the current frame the Leo bar is replaced by the mark itself. Right mouse click the Mona Lista display and choose Display: Custom 1-4 to change the group manually. Dslv. A yellow event mark shows a programmed change that will be ignored because it is in an inhibited list. All other lists can be disabled with [Visible Lists].2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L The lists shown in the Mona Lista display are custom configured in four groups.. Display Click on Display to manually select from one of the four custom Mona Lista layouts.

Then click on the Lists in the column on the left in the order that the icons should appear. The Config Dissolve display can also be launched from the Keyboard Panel with ◆ [Dissolve] Scn. 64 . To delete the lists in all Configs click on Clear All. Settings This launches the Scene Dissolve display that alters an existing dissolve. Env. Within this display the layouts are referred to as Config1-4. Settings This launches the Config Dissolve display that configures the type of dissolve created by [Dissolve]. To delete all the lists in the Active Config click on Clear Selected. To delete a list in the Active Config. Only Power Window and Telecine Pan Lists are affected. To cancel changes to the layouts right mouse click on the display border and choose Close. click on the list title. There are two default sets that are activated by clicking on Telecine Default or Tape to Tape Default. Lists that are not selected in Setup: 2K Interface: Valid List are grayed out and not available. Dslv. The Scene Dissolve display can also be launched from the Keyboard Panel with ◆ [Dissolve]. Font Click on Font to select the size and type of text used for event numbers. Once Set Order is satisfactorily configured go to Setup: 2K Interface: Auto Pop: Mona Lista Change and Text List Change to program automatic switching of the layouts for each Desk Page. Fonts 1 through 5 are bold with 1 being the smallest and 5 the largest. ALV Scale Click here to toggle the ALV icons between large and small. To define a layout check the Active box for one of the Configs. Close Click here to close the Mona Lista. Fonts 6 through 10 repeat the sizes as normal text.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Set Order Click on Set Order to define the four custom Mona Lista layouts. Dslv. When the four Configs contain the desired Lists in the desired order click on Apply List Order. ALV Orient Click here to toggle the ALV display between horizontal and vertical orientation. Only Power Window and Telecine Pan Lists are affected.

Most telecines do not support scene-to-scene speed changes and the change will therefore be unlocked and unsteady. Speed The Speed column shows stored speeds. defined by Set Order. Grades can be recovered from events by typing part of the note and pressing [Preview]. Frame The Frame column shows the position of the mark in the default counter format. To change the format select from Counter Menu: Default Mode by right mouse clicking the main Counter display. List Layout Preferences Right mouse click the Text Lista to set preferences for the Mona Lista. Like the Mona Lista it shows event numbers and list status. regardless of the default counter mode. Display Click on Display to manually select from one of the four custom list layouts. When the column is active the header is red and the speeds are triggered by the mark. To find the duration of an event toggle [Dissolve] on. get the frame count then toggle [Dissolve] off. there should TEXT LISTA MENU Display Set Order Font Show Speeds Close 65 . Press [Cue] type part of a note and choose [soft key (Name/#)] to cue the source deck to an event note. It is also the only display that reveals stored speeds and notes. Since each desk page can have a different layout associated with it. The text format shows more events in the same screen space than the other displays. ID The ID column shows the Master List event number where there is one. and Text Lista. Dissolves are presented as the dissolve duration in frames.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Texta Lista The Text Lista is an event display that gives a global overview of the session. Notes The Notes column stores event names or comments that have been saved with [Name] on the pullout keyboard of the keyboard panel. Lists The visible list columns show marks and dissolves for each event.

When one or more VSRs are selected they have a yellow border. • Yellow tick – Gallery saved a reference image for this VSR 66 . VSR Display The Virtual Scene Representation (VSR) display is another form of event list. Set these associations in Setup: 2K Interface: Auto Pop: Text Lista Change. Middle mouse clicking on a VSR cues the source deck to that event. [soft key (Speeds on/off)] on the keyboard panel. Close Click here to close the Text Lista. The speeds shown are not triggered unless the column is activated and the Speed header box is red. The display can show the scene number and counter value for each image. To activate the Speed column press [Varispeed]. Once Set Order is satisfactorily configured go to Setup: 2K Interface: Auto Pop: Text Lista Change to program automatic switching of the layouts for each Desk Page. Font Click on Font to select the size and type of text used for event numbers. Fonts 1 through 5 are bold with 1 being the smallest and 5 the largest. Set Order Click on Set Order to define the four custom list layouts. The box gives the following feedback. Each VSR has a status box in the lower left corner.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T be little need to switch layouts manually. It contains frames captured from the events in the Master list and can be configured as a virtual filmstrip or as a poly-photo window. The VSR for the current scene has a red border. • • • Double left mouse clicking a VSR recalls the settings associated with that scene. Show Speeds Click on Show Speeds to toggle the Speed column on or off. Details on how to setup custom list layouts are in the Mona Lista: Menu Set Order section above. Right mouse clicking a VSR opens a menu with further options. Fonts 6 through 10 repeat the sizes as normal text.

The color of the speed display MAIN COUNTER MENU indicates play status. 67 . Right Default Speed mouse clicking the main counter produces a drop down menu. To the right of the position is the speed indicator. but they can show an offset or alternate counter format. Counters There are three frame counters in the 2K Plus. Feet & Frames. Green means the deck is locked at a fixed speed. Yellow means the deck Active Deck is running at the requested speed. Time code . When the check box is green the counter shows the current deck position in green. Red Default Mode means that the deck is running unlocked. Main Counter The main counter displays the source deck position and speed. The available formats are Frames. In Tape-to-Tape modes the counters read Source Deck Video Time Code and the Main Counter cannot be set. If the counter display is yellow the counter is in source deck mode.The reference image for this VSR is the current playback still and has been resized because it was saved as a different format There is more information on VSRs is in Chapter 5: Gallery. and the Text Lista. seconds and film frames which is common for telecine sources. Display Clone Choosing Counter 1 or 2 produces a clone counter. The main counter always shows the internal count without offset and the deck speed. Clones do not show the deck speed. minutes. minutes. seconds and video frames. Half Feet. but that Display Clone speed is not considered a lock speed. Video TC and Video Frame. Time code shows hours.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L • • Red tick – The reference image for this VSR is the current playback still Green box . Close Active Deck Select Active Deck to toggle the counter between the source deck and the deck currently controlled by the keyboard panel transport keys. The clone counters and the Text Lista follow the format of the main counter. Video Frame shows hours. Default Mode Use Default Mode to set the frame count format for the main counter.

Clone counters can also be set from the [Set Count] soft menus. Clone Counters Once a clone is on screen. Display Perf Display is only available when a key code port is active.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Default Speed The Default Speed is used to calculate time code or video frame formats. Type the new frame count on the keyboard panel numeric keypad and select Set Counter. Display Mode Use this menu to show the frame count in a different format to the main counter. When selected the counter shows the key code prefix. Close Click here to close the Counter. It does not influence the deck speed. 68 . Choose Default to force the clone to follow the main counter speed. Display Set Counter Display Mode Display Speed Close Prefix Display Prefix Display is only available when a key code port is active. Perf. Choose Default to force the clone to follow the main counter format. Display Speed Use this menu to calculate time code or video frame formats at a different speede to the main counter. When selected the counter shows the key code perf. Set Counter The cloned counter can have a different frame count to the main counter. CLONE COUNTER MENU Active Deck Prefix Display Perf. it too can be right mouse clicked to produce a drop down menu. Active Deck Select Active Deck to toggle the counter between the source deck and the deck currently controlled by the keyboard panel transport keys.

[Set Count] to set the counters [Vari speed] to change and save the playback speed [Cue] to trigger soft menus that cue the current deck [Start] to cue to the current scene start Some lesser used commands are accessed by right mouse clicking the System Status display. File: Convert Time Code converts lists between film at 24 frames and video at 29.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Close Click here to close the Clone Counter.97 frames File: Copy Marks copies a marks to the same location in other lists 69 . These controls are: [Mark] to add or insert event marks [Lift Mark] to trim or move marks [Start Dissolve] to change a dissolve start mark [End Dissolve] to dissolve to the current grading [Dissolve] to make the current event a dissolve [Ripple Value] to apply a grading change to more than one event [Trim] to preview grades before applying them [Delete] to remove marks [F1/F2] is located at the top right of the Keyboard Panel and is only used in tape-totape sessions to mark or change fields Directly above these controls there is a block of four counter related controls. Event Marks Controls The main list management controls are situated in the lower middle Keyboard Panel.

type [+] or [-] followed by a counter value in the default display format. To add an event mark to all active lists at the current source deck position press [Mark] without entering a number. To configure the Scene Detector open Setup: Frame: Scene Detector from the main menu.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T The remaining list management controls are on the right side of the keyboard panel.g. 70 . It cannot detect dissolves. sometimes referred to as a Color Decision List (CDL). [-] [1] [Mark] adds an event mark one frame before the current source deck position Auto Scene Detect The Scene Detector recognizes scene changes in program material played at normal speed and inserts marks field accurately in the list. type a counter position in the default display format and then press [Mark]. e. To create an event on a designated frame anywhere in the list. and then press [Mark]. Settings are stored as part of the Configuration file. [Mark] toggles the Auto Scene Detector on and off. [Copy Marks] clones events and their grades so that they are repeated at a different location in the list [Crnt] isolates the list for the current panel mode [Visible Lists] isolates the lists for the current Mona Lista display [List 1-6] toggles individual lists on and off [Inhibit] inhibits the selected list [Master] toggles the Master list on and off Creating Marks There are four ways to create an event list. e. Mark CREATING CDLS [Mark/Insert] Auto Scene Detect EDL Import Replace Lists [Mark] adds an event mark to the active lists.g. [1] [:] [:] [:] [Mark] adds an event mark at timecode 1:00:00:00 To create an event a specified distance from the current source deck position.

To move the start of the current event to the current source deck position press [Lift Mark]. Again the new location must be after the previous event and before the next. To move the start of the current event to a designated frame. then press [Mark].g. then press [Mark]. e. The Scene Detector algorithm compares these luminance averages from one field to the next to determine if a there is a scene change. 71 . or when someone with a white shirt comes into the scene. Setting the threshold too low will cause the Scene Detector to detect and mark luminance changes within a scene. It can be disabled by checking Disable Motion Filter. then type the new location in the default display format.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L The Scene Detector analyzes the luminance content of the picture.g. for example when a light is turned on. Detect Threshold adjusts how much luminance change there must be from one field to the next before a scene change is declared. but this feature can save a great deal of time when used in conjunction with manual [Mark] operations. [Lift Mark] [1] [:] [:] [:] [Mark] moves the start of the current event to timecode 1:00:00:00 To move the start of the current event a specified distance. However. press [Lift Mark]. For each video field the luminance is averaged within each of the scene detector "grid" squares. [Lift Mark] [+][5] [Mark] moves the start of the current event forward 5 frames To move a range of marks enter the first and last event in the range separated by a comma followed by [Lift Mark] and any of the techniques described above. Lower values create more marks. then type [+] for forward or [-] for backward and the distance in the default display format. The motion filter attempts to reduce the number of false detections by tracking luminance values over a number of fields within the grid squares to try to account for pans. press [Lift Mark]. e. A value in the range 25 to 35 is a common starting point. objects moving within a scene. Moving Marks Lift Mark [Lift Mark] trims or moves one or more marks. Setting Detect Threshold too high will cause the scene detector to miss scene changes in which the luminance levels are similar. The new location must be after the previous event and before the next. [Mark]. There is a limit to what scene changes can be detected. etc. it cannot move marks out of sequence.

leaving the original unchanged.[11] [. To change values within a dynamic event.][6][Copy Mark][Mark] copies scenes 4 through 6 inclusive to the current position. To cancel any copy mark operation. press [Copy Mark] a second time while the dialog box is on the screen. To copy a range of marks enter the first and last event in the range separated by a comma followed by [Copy Mark] and any of the techniques described in Lift Mark. the event must first be made static. switched parameters will not have seamless transitions. 72 . The destination must be able to accommodate the duration of the copied marks when copying within a list. A dynamic scene is represented by triangles in the Mona Lista. Dissolves A dissolve is a gradual transition that creates a smooth.g.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T e.] [+] [Lift Mark] [1] [:] [:] [:] [Mark] moves the whole list so that the first event starts at timecode 1:00:00:00 To cancel any lift mark operation. press [Lift Mark] a second time while the dialog box is on the screen. e. either from the panels or from a memory. To move all the events in a list enter [-] [. A dissolve results in a dynamic event during which the values for each frame are calculated by computer.g. and Text List.] [14] [Lift Mark] [-] [5] [Mark] moves events 11 through 14 inclusive back 5 frames It is not necessary to be parked within the range to perform these functions. [4][.] [+] followed by [Lift Mark] and any of the techniques described above. [-] [. seamless color value change over a defined number of frames. and all grading controls are locked out. [Copy Mark] [Copy Mark] allows events to be cloned and pasted elsewhere in the list. Only variable controls can be dissolved. E.g. Dissolves work smoothly at any speed in any direction although in some circumstances it might be necessary to give a short pre-roll.

The da Vinci 2K can be programmed for a variety of linear. Dissolve Profiles Dissolves are usually programmed to change at a linear rate. This key therefore trims the start mark of a dissolve without removing the original scene boundary. Dissolves in the TK Pan and all Power Window lists can be linear or profiled. End Dissolve [End Dissolve] adds a dissolve to the Event List ending at the current position and beginning at the preceding Mark. it creates a dissolve from the last event to the current position and adds a Mark at the current position.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L Dissolves can be created while marking a list. [Start Dissolve] used in a static event performs the same function as [Mark/ Insert] – it inserts a new Mark to create a new static event. speed start and speed finish combinations. A dissolve profile varies the rate of change to create fluid motion. The current grading remains active at the end of the dissolve and the Original Scene grading is restored at the beginning of the dissolve. When it is used after. There are three dissolve keys in the list management block of the Keyboard Panel. Config Dissolve Profiles Use the Config Dissolve Profile display to set the default for all new dissolves. They can be programmed in any or all lists independently. There are controls to set the default. build up speed and then gradually come to a stop at the end. and the 2K Format list often look more natural if they are profiled. The new event up to the Mark becomes static and the event after the Mark remains a dissolve with the same start values as before. Dissolves in all other lists are linear. Power Window lists. scene by scene and individual list profiles. However. or inserted later. Dissolve/ Static [Dissolve] reacts differently depending on whether it is used before or after the last event in the list. Start Dissolve [Start Dissolve] enters a new start Mark within a dissolve. To access the display and menus press 73 . changes in the Telecine Pan list (TKP). it toggles the event between static and dynamic without inserting any new Marks. A cameraman will start a pan slowly. When it is used within an existing event. ramp down. This is referred to as a “ramp up – ramp down” move. ramp up. The speed of the change is calculated by the 2K Plus based on the duration and the difference between the start and end values.

but for a window to track a pan they should have matching profiles. Then click on Apply for the changes to take effect. and the End number to determine the speed at the finish. 74 . The scene profile controls allow different dissolve rates for each window in the system. All other dissolves remain the same.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T [Dissolve]. Adjust the Start number for the beginning of the dissolve. The four lists can each have different profiles. Scene Dissolve Profiles To change an existing dissolve cue to the event and press [Dissolve].

When set to 0 the 2K Plus performs a cut.Linear Position 2 – Slow Ramp Up/ Ramp Down Position 3 – Ramp Up/ Ramp Down Position 4 – Ramp Up/ Ramp Down Position 5 – Ramp Up/ Ramp Down Position 6 – Near Linear Ramp Up/ Ramp Down Position 7 – Near Linear Speed Up/ Speed Down Position 8 – Speed Up/ Speed Down Position 9 – Speed Up/ Speed Down Position a – Speed Up/ Speed Down Position b –Rapid Speed Up/ Speed Down 75 . The Start and End values can be mixed. Position 1 .2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L This table illustrates the profile applied for each value.

Other scenes are not changed by the trim value. TRIM MODES Trim Scene Trim Trim modes change the normal operation of the system by not saving changes until [Take] is pressed. This offset IS saved on exit of the current event. Pressing [Trim] a second time exits any trim modes. A colored Global Trim warning indicator shows up in the Session Name Trim Memory segment of the System Status window. The Ripple Value Modes are • • • • Static Relative Absolute = applies a fixed value = applies a relative value = applies an absolute value Forced = applies the entire memory regardless of whether or not values have changed These modes are discussed in more detail in the Ripple Value section. and saves the current trim value to the Trim memory. Mark and Delete functions are disabled in Trim Modes. All trim modes obey the Ripple Value type that is set up in Setup: Interface: Session: Miscellaneous: Ripple Value Mode. Pressing [Trim] puts the system in regular Trim mode and changes to the Original Scene Memory are NOT saved on exit of the event.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Trim Modes The 2K Plus supports a comprehensive range of Trim modes. It is possible to further adjust the current event while the system is still in Scene Trim 76 . Loading a session or configuration also exits any Trim mode. The system continues to behave this way until cancelled. They are only saved by pressing [Take]. Trim Scene Trim Adjusting settings then pressing [Trim] puts the system into scene trim mode. The Trim memory functions during normal operations but not in Trim modes. Press [Trim] again to cancel Trim mode. Any changes to the Original Scene Memory before entering Scene Trim mode are remembered as an event offset. No trim value is carried to the next scene and the Trim Value Mode is ignored.

Further changes to the offset are possible. Exiting a Trim mode also updates the Trim memory. except that the original events are modified not ignored. but does not change the offset that is applied to other scenes. This means a change two scenes later is applied retrospectively (but not stored). Pressing [Take] and leaving an event saves the enhancement. It is not possible to store a Global Event Trim directly to an event. but after leaving Global Trim mode the offset is stored in the Trim memory. Trim Memory Adjusting settings then pressing [Preview] stores the difference between Original Scene Memory and the current settings to the Trim Memory. Re-entering the event while still in Scene Trim mode adds the Trim Offset again. the original offset that was created at the time was pressed is applied and the process continues.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L mode. The offset obeys the Ripple Value Mode. From there the offset can be re-applied and rippled if required. In Global Trim mode changes to the Original Scene Memory of the current event are NOT saved on exit of the event. Global Trim Adjusting settings then pressing [Trim] to put the system into global trim mode. The revised grade with the offset is buffered in the [Preview Mem] Grade the picture in the normal way and then press [Take] to confirm and store. The offset obeys the Ripple Value Mode. Global Event Trim is similar to List Inhibit. The live grading is applied with the offset. 77 . but these changes do not alter the offset to other scenes and are not saved unless [Take] is pressed. in this or any other event and these changes are applied globally to all other scenes. Ripple Value on the other hand has the advantage that it can apply the changes to a range of events in one operation Press [Original Mem] to see the scene as it was before the offset. [Trim] • • On entering another scene. This mode is very similar to Ripple Value except that it allows a colorist to preview changes before accepting them. In Scene Trim mode the following actions are possible • Press [Take] to confirm and store the offset as is.

the previous event settings are copied to the current event. The Trim Memory can be applied as many times as necessary to achieve the desired look. When exiting any Trim mode the offset is saved to the Trim Memory. the relative change of 10 percent would reduce the rippled scene's video gain level to forty-five units.C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Pressing [Preview] applies the offset to the current settings. The Trim functions provide a number of solutions in a variety of circumstances. if the current scene has a Master Gain level of a hundred units and is changed to ninety units. This modification is based on the Master Gain level in the rippled scene(s) before the change. then each rippled scene will have a relative reduction of 10 percent in its Master Gain level. Pressing [Take] in a Trim mode updates the Original Scene Memory. For example. if Master Gain in the current scene is changed and set to 75% of its range. The [Ripple Value] key applies the changes made in the current scene to the other scenes in one of four quite different ways. each rippled scene's master gain level increases by 10 units. For example. This is useful to compensate for a badly setup monitor. and putting the system in Trim Scenes is useful when working with imported edl lists. Trim Memory is not available in other Trim modes. The event can then be adjusted and saved with [Take]. This is useful for setting consistent audio levels or noise reducer settings throughout the entire 78 . each scene rippled will then have a Master Gain setting of 75%. • the additional scene(s) by the same percentage of change. and is available in all events. For example setting Ripple Value Mode to Forced. Ripple Value A "ripple " is an overall change or trim to all events in a scene list or a selected range of events in the list. To undo a Trim. So if a particular rippled scene originally had a Master Gain level of fifty units. • Absolute: Any changes made to the current scene are rippled to the additional scene(s) by the same number of units of change. Each time a mark is crossed. • Relative: In Relative mode. any change made to the current scene is rippled to Static: In Static mode changes made to the current scene are rippled to the additional scene(s) using the exact control setting changes. if the current scene has a Master Gain level of eighty units and is increased to ninety units. exit the Trim mode and press [Preview Mem]. and is overwritten when entering Trim modes. For example. The workflow for imported edl sessions is then closer to a film session where the events are manually marked at the start of each scene.

79 . and all memory parameters are rippled.2 K P L U S O P E R A T I O N S M A N U A L list.g. E. 20 [Ripple Value] ripples scenes 10 through 20. [Ripple Value] ripples the whole list. Use [+] to represent the last scene and [-] to represent the first scene. and then Session Options “Miscellaneous Parameters” Ripple Value Mode.g. The Ripple Value type can be defined for individual operations with the ◆ ◆ ◆ commands.][+]. To change the default Ripple Value type right mouse click the System Status display and navigate to Setup: User Options. This setting also affects Trim modes. No comparison is made with the original scene memory. The original scene memory can also be updated by pressing [Mark]. press [Original Scene Memory] and then make the desired changes before using ripple value. Changes made after re-entering the event are rippled. The ripple value can be applied to a range of scenes before and/or after the current scene. For safety. If necessary. [-][. [Ripple Value] applies a relative ripple [Ripple Value] applies a static ripple [ Ripple Value] applies an absolute ripple Only parameters whose values are different from those stored in the current Original Scene Memory are rippled.10. Switch functions are always Static.[Delete]. exit and re-enter the event to update the Original Scene Memory. separated by a comma. • Forced: The current scene grade is rippled to other events. E. To define the range type the scene ID for the first and last scenes to be selected.

To change all the events in a session to Field 1 press ◆ [Field]. Memories 80 . Field Adjust To toggle the field that an event starts on in tape to tape sessions press [Field]. and to force all events to Field 2 press [Field].C H A P T E R F O U R : L I S T M A N A G E M E N T Ripple Value will not be completed if either of the scenes in the specified range does not exist.

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