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Overview

APM6803+ Quick Start

This Quick Start contains the following:

Configuring the APM6803+


This section provides an overview of the steps needed to configure the APM6803+. See Configuring the APM6803+ on page 2.

Tutorials
To help you get up and running with the APM6803+, mini tutorials help you configure common sample workflows using the parameter interface. Step-by-step instructions and screenshots are provided for all procedures. The following tutorials are included: Configuring Loudness Control See Tutorial 1 - Configuring Loudness Control on page 4. Configuring MultiMerge See Tutorial 2 - Configuring MultiMerge on page 9. Note: The steps and screenshots in this Quick Start are based on accessing the APM6803+ through the web browser interface. To do this: 1 2 3 4 Access your frame using a web browser. Login to the 6800 Control Interface. In the Navigation pane, click the slot that contains your APM6803+ module. Parameter categories will be displayed and you can drill down.

Troubleshooting and Errors


A quick reference of potential errors, what they mean, and workarounds. See Troubleshooting on page 15.

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Configuring the APM6803+


At the simplest level, you can configure your APM6803+ audio workflows in five easy steps. This is a basic, high level overview. In addition, you can drill down individual categories to define more detailed settings and fine tune your configuration.

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STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

Define Virtual Input Source and Type

Define Surround Processing (UpMix, DownMix, MultiMerge )

Define Virtual Outputs and Sources

Enable Loudness Control

Define Output Routing

Step 1 - Define Virtual Inputs and Sources


First, define your Virtual Input type. Eight Virtual Inputs are available (Audio Configuration > Virtual In 1-8). Virtual Inputs 1-4 can be configured as Mono, Stereo, Surround 5.1, or Surround 5.1+2.0. Virtual Inputs 1 and 2 can be configured as Dolby E or Dolby Digital. Virtual Inputs 5-8 can be configured to either Stereo or Mono. Virtual Inputs 5-8 are disabled by default, and can be turned on as required. Next, define your source based on the selected Virtual Input type. For example, if the Virtual Input type is Stereo, define the source for Stereo L and R channels. You can optionally apply Phase Invert, Gain, or Delay settings to a virtual stream by going to the relevant section under the Virtual Input stream.

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Step 2 - Define Surround Processing


Once defined, virtual input streams are smart routed to surround processors so you can process the audio stream using DTS Neural UpMix, DownMix, or MultiMerge. Go to Surround Processing (Audio Configuration > Surround Processing) and select the type of processing to apply to your virtual input stream along with the source definition. For example, if you select MultiMerge as the processing type, define the source for your Surround In and Aux In. Go to the relevant processing section under Surround Processing (UpMix Settings, DownMix Settings, etc.) to define detailed settings for your selected function.

Step 3 - Define Virtual Outputs and Sources


Next, define your outputs and sources. Four Virtual Outputs are available for you to define your output configuration (Output Configuration > Virtual Out 1-4). Virtual Outputs 1-4 can be configured as Mono, Stereo, or Surround. Virtual Outputs 1 and 2 can be configured as Dolby E or Dolby Digital.

Step 4 - Turn On Loudness Control


Loudness Control can be enabled or disabled at the stream level when defining your Virtual output. Select Enable against Loudness Control for a virtual stream (Output Configuration > Virtual Out > Audio Loudness Control Enable). Define detailed loudness control settings by selecting Loudness Control under any of the Virtual outputs. You can define warning/alarm thresholds, target loudness, and other related settings.

Step 5 - Define Output Routing


Finally, define the routing for your Virtual outputs. For example, you may want to embed a PCM 5.1+2.0 stream into SDI video. Or you may want to route two separate 5.1 and 2.0 streams to AES. Go to Audio Configuration > Output Router > Embedded or AES > Audio Source Select to define the routing. Note: You can also handle incoming audio metadata by identifying its source (Serial Port, VANC, Dolby stream). Once identified, status monitors are available to view the incoming metadata. A Generator is also provided to optionally generate your own metadata, which can then be output as required (for example, to correct situations that arise because of incorrect/missing dialnorm, or incorrect loudness). The Generator can also be used to create fallback metadata in case any incoming metadata was lost.

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Tutorial 1 - Configuring Loudness Control


The flow diagram below illustrates a sample loudness control audio workflow. Step by step instructions follow for this sample configuration.

Virtual In 1
SDI 5.1

Virtual Out 1
Loudness Control 5.1 SDI 5.1 + 2.0 PCM

5.1 PCM 2.0 PCM

AES 1,2,3 AES 4

Audio Input Router

Virtual In 2
2.0

Virtual Out 2
Loudness Control 2.0

Audio Output Router

AES 1,2,3 AES 4

5.1 PCM 2.0 PCM

Audio Processing System

Configuration Steps
STEP 1 - Define Virtual Input 1 Type and Source STEP 2 - Define Virtual Input 2 Type and Source STEP 3 - Define Virtual Output 1 and Set Loudness Control STEP 4 - Define Virtual Output 2 and Set Loudness Control STEP 5 - Define Output Routing

STEP 1 - Define Virtual Input 1 Type and Source


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Input Configuration > Virtual In 1 Set Virtual In 1 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual In 1 Type to Surround-5.1

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Input Configuration > Virtual In 1 > Source Select

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Set In 1 Surround L Sel to AES 1A Set In 1 Surround R Sel to AES 1B Set In 1 Surround C Sel to AES 2A Set In 1 Surround Lfe Sel to AES 2B Set In 1 Surround Ls Sel to AES 3A Set In 1 Surround Rs Sel to AES 3B

STEP 2 - Define Virtual Input 2 Type and Source


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Input Configuration > Virtual In 2 Set Virtual In 2 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual In 2 Type to Stereo

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Input Configuration > Virtual In 2 > Source Select Set In 2 Stereo L Sel to AES 4A Set In 2 Stereo L Sel to AES 4B

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STEP 3 - Define Virtual Output 1 and Set Loudness Control


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 1 Set Virtual Out 1 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual Out 1 Type to Surround-5.1 Set Out 1 Audio Loudness Control Enable To Enabled

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 1 > Source Select Set Out 1 Surround Sel to Virtual In 1 Surround 5.1

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 1 > Loudness Control Set your preferred Loudness Control settings

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STEP 4 - Define Virtual Output 2 and Set Loudness Control


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 2 Set Virtual Out 2 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual Out 2 Type to Stereo Set Out 2 Audio Loudness Control Enable To Enabled

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 2 > Source Select Set Out 2 Stereo Sel to Virtual In 2 Stereo

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 2 > Loudness Control Set your preferred Loudness Control settings

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STEP 5 - Define Output Routing


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Router > Embedded > Audio Source Select Set CH1A(G1C1) Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround L Set CH1B(G1C2) Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround R Set CH2A(G1C3) Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround C Set CH2B(G1C4) Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround Lfe Set CH3A(G2C1) Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround Ls Set CH3B(G2C2) Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround Rs Set CH4A(G2C3) Source to Virtual Out 2 Stereo L Set CH4B(G2C4) Source to Virtual Out 2 Stereo R Set all other sources to Mute

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Router > AES > Audio Source Select Set AES 1A Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround L Set AES 1B Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround R Set AES 2A Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround C Set AES 2B Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround Lfe Set AES 3A Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround Ls Set AES 3B Source to Virtual Out 1 Surround Rs Set AES 4A Source to Virtual Out 2 Stereo L Set AES 4B Source to Virtual Out 2 Stereo R Set all other sources to Mute

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Tutorial 2 - Configuring MultiMerge


The flow diagram below illustrates a sample audio workflow with an incoming stream containing both 5.1 (surround) and 2.0 (stereo). MultiMerge is used to process this audio input, loudness control is applied, and the audio is routed to a Dolby Digital stream as well as separate 5.1 and 2.0 streams. Step-by-step instructions follow for this sample configuration.

Virtual In 1 5.1 (5.1 or 2.0)

Sur Proc 1 5.1 Loudness Control

Virtual Out 1 5.1 Dolby Digital Encoder

SDI

MultiMerge

2.0

SDI

Dolby Digital

Audio Input Router

Loudness Control

Virtual Out 2

5.1

Audio Output Router


AES 1,2,3 5.1 PCM 2.0 PCM

Loudness Control
Audio Processing System

Virtual Out 3

2.0

AES 4

Configuration Steps
STEP 1 - Define Virtual Input 1 Type and Source STEP 2 - Define Surround Processing STEP 3 - Define Virtual Output 1 and Set Loudness Control STEP 4- Define Metadata for Encoder 1 STEP 5 - Define Virtual Output 2 and Set Loudness Control STEP 6 - Define Virtual Output 3 and Set Loudness Control STEP 7 - Define Output Routing

STEP 1 - Define Virtual Input 1 Type and Source


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Input Configuration > Virtual In 1 Set Virtual In 1 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual In 1 Type to Surround-5.1

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Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Input Configuration > Virtual In 1 > Source Select. Ensure that the following is set: In 1 Surround L Sel to CH1A(G1C1) In 1 Surround R Sel to CH1B(G1C2) In 1 Surround C Sel to CH2A(G1C3) In 1 Surround Lfe Sel to CH2B(G1C4) In 1 Surround Ls Sel to CH3A(G2C1) In 1 Surround Rs Sel to CH3B(G2C2)

STEP 2 - Define Surround Processing


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Surround Processing > Surround Proc 1 Set Surround Proc 1 Enable to Enabled Set Surround Proc 1 Type to MultiMerge

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Surround Processing > Surround Proc 1 > MultiMerge Settings Set your preferred MultiMerge settings

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STEP 3 - Define Virtual Output 1 and Set Loudness Control


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 1 Set Virtual Out 1 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual Out 1 Type to Dolby Digital Set Out 1 Audio Loudness Control Enable To Enabled

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 1 > Source Select Set Out 1 Dolby Enc Surround Sel to Sur Proc 1 5.1 Out

STEP 4- Define Metadata for Encoder 1


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Metadata > Metadata Output > Dolby Encoder > Encoder1 Source Select the source of metadata as expected

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STEP 5 - Define Virtual Output 2 and Set Loudness Control


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 2 Set Virtual Out 2 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual Out 2 Type to Surround-5.1 Set Out 2 Audio Loudness Control Enable to Enabled

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 2 > Source Select Set Out 2 Surround Sel to Sur Proc 1 5.1 Out

STEP 6 - Define Virtual Output 3 and Set Loudness Control


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 3 Set Virtual Out 3 Enable to Enabled Set Virtual Out 3 Type to Stereo Set Out 3 Audio Loudness Control Enable To Enabled

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Configuration > Virtual Out 3 > Source Select Set Out 3 Stereo Sel to Sur Proc 1 Aux Out

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STEP 7 - Define Output Routing


1 Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Router > Embedded > Audio Source Select Set CH1A(G1C1) Source to Dolby Enc 1 Note that CH1B(G1C2) will gray out automatically Set CH2A(G1C3) Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround L Set CH2B(G1C4) Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround R Set CH3A(G2C1) Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround C Set CH3B(G2C2) Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround Lfe Set CH4A(G2C3) Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround Ls Set CH4B(G2C4) Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround Rs Set CH5A(G3C1) Source to Virtual Out 3 Stereo L Set CH5A(G3C2) Source to Virtual Out 3 Stereo R Set all other sources to Mute

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Router > AES > Audio Source Select Set AES 1A Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround L Set AES 1B Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround R Set AES 2A Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround C Set AES 2B Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround Lfe Set AES 3A Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround Ls Set AES 3B Source to Virtual Out 2 Surround Rs Set AES 4A Source to Virtual Out 3 Stereo L

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Set AES 4B Source to Virtual Out 3 Stereo R

Go to Parameters > Audio Configuration > Output Router > Embedded > Audio Word Length Set CH1A/1B (G1C1/C2) Word Length to 24 bits

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Troubleshooting
The following is a quick reference for errors you may encounter and how to handle them. Table 1-1 Error Message Failed - No License Meaning This error relates to DTS Neural licensing and indicates that you are attempting more processing than your current licensing supports. Availability of UpMix, DownMix, MultiMerge, and Loudness Control is directly controlled by the available DTS Neural licensing. Workaround Review available licenses versus current utilization by going to General > Licensing and General > Utilization. If you have run out of DTS licenses, you have 2 options: 1. You can have a maximum of 16 DTS licenses, so if you have not reached the limit, you can buy additional licenses to support your configuration requirements. 2. DTS credits are flexible, so you can temporarily free up some credits, do the required processing and then switch back as required. Failed - Router Full All 4 AAP blocks are currently utilized. If you go to Audio Configuration in the parameter interface, the allocation of audio functions across the AAP blocks is displayed and you will see the current allocation. Release one of the audio functions and free up an AAP block. Then attempt additional audio processing.

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