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HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Broadcast Upconverters Installation and Operation Manual

Edition A 175-000293-00

HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C


Broadcast Upconverters Installation and Operation Manual

Edition A July 2006

Trademarks and Copyrights


CCS, CCS CoPilot, CCS Navigator, CCS Pilot, Command Control System, CineTone, CinePhase, CineSound, DigiBus, DigiPeek, Digital Glue, DigiWorks, DTV Glue, EventWORKS, EZ HD, Genesis, HDTV Glue, Image Q, Icon, IconLogo, IconMaster, IconMaster Nav, IconSet, Icon Station, Inca, Inca Station, InfoCaster, Inscriber, Inscriber CGFX, Integrator, LeFont, Leitch, LogoMotion, MediaFile, MIX BOX, NEO, the NEO design, NEOSCOPE, NewsFlash, Nexio, Opus, Panacea, PanelMAPPER, Platinum, Portal, PROM-Slide, RouterMAPPER, RouterWORKS, Signal Quality Manager, SpyderWeb, SuiteView, TitleMotion, UNIFRAME, Velocity, VelocityHD, VideoCarte, Videotek, and X75 are trademarks of the Harris Corporation, which may be registered in the United States, Canada, and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2006, Harris Corporation. All rights reserved. This publication supersedes all previous releases. Printed in Canada.

Warranty Information
The Limited Warranty Policy provides a complete description of your warranty coverage, limitations, and exclusions, as well as procedures for obtaining warranty service. To view the complete warranty, visit www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch.

Contents
Preface
Manual Information .............................................................................. vii Purpose ........................................................................................... vii Audience ........................................................................................ vii Revision History ............................................................................ vii Writing Conventions ..................................................................... viii Obtaining Documents ................................................................... viii Unpacking/Shipping Information .......................................................... ix Unpacking a Product ....................................................................... ix Product Servicing ............................................................................ ix Returning a Product ........................................................................ ix Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance ....................x Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance xi Safety .................................................................................................... xii Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual .................................... xii

Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview ..................................................................................................1 Product Description ..................................................................................2 Main Features ...................................................................................2 Applications ......................................................................................3 Module Description ..................................................................................4 Front Module ....................................................................................4 Back Connectors ...............................................................................6 Signal Flow .......................................................................................6

Chapter 2: Installation
Overview ..................................................................................................9
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Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings ............................................... 10 Unpacking the Module .......................................................................... 11 Preparing the Product for Installation ............................................ 11 Checking the Packing List ............................................................. 11 Setting Jumpers ..................................................................................... 12 Installing HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Modules ............................... 14 Upgrading Module Firmware ................................................................ 15 Upgrading the Firmware ................................................................ 15 Correcting a Failed Upgrading Procedure ..................................... 18

Chapter 3: Operation
Overview ............................................................................................... 23 Operating Notes ..................................................................................... 24 Audio and Video Synchronization and Delay ....................................... 24 Audio Sync and Delay ................................................................... 26 Video Frame Sync and Delay ........................................................ 26 Input and Output Standards ................................................................... 27 Aspect Ratio Conversion ....................................................................... 28 Selecting a Standard Aspect Ratio ................................................. 28 Setting a Custom Aspect Ratio ...................................................... 28 Saving, Selecting, and Recalling Saved Aspect Ratios ................. 30 Overscan Mode .............................................................................. 31 Bypass Mode .................................................................................. 31 Changing Parameter Settings ................................................................ 33 Recalling Default Parameter Settings ............................................ 34 On Screen Display (OSD) Monitoring ........................................... 34 Reading Software and Hardware Versions .................................... 34 Cross-Functional Parameter Changes ............................................ 35 Control Parameters ................................................................................ 36 LEDs and Alarms .................................................................................. 48 Monitoring LEDs ........................................................................... 48 Module Status LEDs ...................................................................... 50 Alarms ............................................................................................ 50

Chapter 4: Specifications
Overview ............................................................................................... 51 Inputs ..................................................................................................... 52 SD/HD-SDI Video ......................................................................... 52 Genlock .......................................................................................... 52
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Outputs ...................................................................................................53 SD/HD-SDI Reclocked Video ........................................................53 Upconverted HD-SDI Video ..........................................................54 Miscellaneous .........................................................................................55 Audio Delay (Data Out) ..................................................................55 Power Consumption ........................................................................55 Operating Temperature ...................................................................55

Appendix A: Communication and Control Troubleshooting Tips


Overview ................................................................................................57 General Troubleshooting Steps ..............................................................58 Software Communication and Control Issues ........................................59 + Pilot Lite Fails to Communicate with Installed Modules ...........59 + Pilot Lite Does Not Find All Modules in Frame ........................60 + Pilot Lite or CCS Software Application Not Responding ..........61 + Pilot Lite Cannot Control a Module Showing in the Control Window ...................................................................61 + Pilot Lite Status Bar Reports Not Ready ..................................61 CCS Software Application or Remote Control Panel Does Not Communicate with Module ............................................................62 Alarm Query Fails When a Device Reboots ...................................62 Hardware Communication and Control Issues ......................................63 Frames Fail to Communicate with the PC after a Power Failure ...63 Module Does Not Seem to Work ....................................................63 Contacting Customer Service .................................................................63

Index
Keywords ...............................................................................................65

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Preface
Manual Information
Purpose
This manual details the features, installation, operation, maintenance, and specifications for the HUC6800+ Broadcast Upconverter.

Audience
This manual is written for engineers, technicians, and operators responsible for installation, setup, maintenance, and/or operation of the HUC6800+ Broadcast Upconverter.

Revision History
Table P-1. Revision History of Manual Edition
A

Date
July 2006

Comments
Initial release

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Writing Conventions
To enhance your understanding, the authors of this manual have adhered to the following text conventions: Table P-2. Writing Conventions
Term or Convention Description

Bold

Indicates dialog boxes, property sheets, fields, buttons, check boxes, list boxes, combo boxes, menus, submenus, windows, lists, and selection names Indicates E-mail addresses, the names of books or publications, and the first instances of new terms and specialized words that need emphasis Indicates a specific key on the keyboard, such as ENTER, TAB, CTRL, ALT, or DELETE Indicates variables or command-line entries, such as a DOS entry or something you type into a field Indicates the direction of navigation through a hierarchy of menus and windows Indicates a jump to another location within the electronic document or elsewhere Indicates a jump to a Web site or URL Indicates important information that helps to avoid and troubleshoot problems

Italics

CAPS Code > hyperlink Internet address

Note

Obtaining Documents
Product support documents can be viewed or downloaded from our Web site at www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch (go to Support> Documentation). Alternatively, contact your customer service representative to request a document.

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Unpacking/Shipping Information
Unpacking a Product
This product was carefully inspected, tested, and calibrated before shipment to ensure years of stable and trouble-free service. 1. Check equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred during transit. 2. Confirm that you have received all items listed on the packing list. 3. Contact your dealer if any item on the packing list is missing. 4. Contact the carrier if any item is damaged. 5. Remove all packaging material from the product and its associated components before you install the unit. Keep at least one set of original packaging, in the event that you need to return a product for servicing.

Product Servicing
Except for firmware upgrades, HUC6800+ modules are not designed for field servicing. All hardware upgrades, modifications, or repairs require you to return the modules to the Customer Service center.

Returning a Product
In the unlikely event that your product fails to operate properly, please contact Customer Service to obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number, then send the unit back for servicing. Keep at least one set of original packaging in the event that a product needs to be returned for service. If the original package is not available, you can supply your own packaging as long as it meets the following criteria: The packaging must be able to withstand the products weight. The product must be held rigid within the packaging. There must be at least 2 in. (5 cm) of space between the product and the container. The corners of the product must be protected.

Ship products back to us for servicing prepaid and, if possible, in the original packaging material. If the product is still within the warranty period, we will return the product prepaid after servicing.
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Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance


Directive 2002/95/ECcommonly known as the European Union (EU) Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)sets limits on the use of certain substances found in electrical and electronic equipment. The intent of this legislation is to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals that may leach out of landfill sites or otherwise contaminate the environment during end-of-life recycling. The Directive takes effect on July 1, 2006, and it refers to the following hazardous substances: Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg) Cadmium (Cd) Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-V1) Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)

According to this EU Directive, all products sold in the European Union will be fully RoHS-compliant and lead-free. (See our Web site, www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch, for more information on dates and deadlines for compliance.) Spare parts supplied for the repair and upgrade of equipment sold before July 1, 2006 are exempt from the legislation. Equipment that complies with the EU directive will be marked with a RoHS-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure P-1.

Figure P-1. RoHS Compliance Emblem

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Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance


The European Union (EU) Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) deals with the collection, treatment, recovery, and recycling of electrical and electronic waste products. The objective of the WEEE Directive is to assign the responsibility for the disposal of associated hazardous waste to either the producers or users of these products. Effective August 13, 2005, producers or users will be required to recycle electrical and electronic equipment at end of its useful life, and may not dispose of the equipment in landfills or by using other unapproved methods. (Some EU member states may have different deadlines.) In accordance with this EU Directive, companies selling electric or electronic devices in the EU will affix labels indicating that such products must be properly recycled. (See our Web site, www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch, for more information on dates and deadlines for compliance.) Contact your local sales representative for information on returning these products for recycling. Equipment that complies with the EU directive will be marked with a WEEE-compliant emblem, as shown in Figure P-2.

Figure P-2. WEEE Compliance Emblem

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Safety
Carefully review all safety precautions to avoid injury and prevent damage to this product or any products connected to it. If this product is rack-mountable, it should be mounted in an appropriate rack using the rack-mounting positions and rear support guides provided. It is recommended that each frame be connected to a separate electrical circuit for protection against circuit overloading. If this product relies on forced air cooling, it is recommended that all obstructions to the air flow be removed prior to mounting the frame in the rack. If this product has a provision for external earth grounding, it is recommended that the frame be grounded to earth via the protective earth ground on the rear panel. IMPORTANT! Only qualified personnel should perform service procedures.

Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual


WARNING
Statements identifying conditions or practices that may result in personal injury or loss of life. High voltage is present.

CAUTION
Statements identifying conditions or practices that can result in damage to the equipment or other property.

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Chapter 1

Introduction
Overview
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules are HDTV upconverters with aspect ratio conversion (ARC) and SD/HD digital video distribution amplification capabilities. The C version module supports closed captioning data.

Note
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules can only be installed and operated in an FR6802+XF frame.

This chapter introduces the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C, and includes the following topics: Product Description on page 2 Module Description on page 4

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Product Description
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C upconverter modules provide conversion from SD-SDI to a user-selectable HD-SDI standard. These modules provide two active reclocked SD/HD-SDI outputs, four synchronized HD-SDI outputs, and a genlock reference video input. They also include ARC capabilities, and can accept embedded audio and ANC data. The HUC6800+C version supports closed captioning data processing. The modules SDI input has error monitoring capabilities in the SD mode (EDH), and they support external or midplane genlock sources. Both modules can be controlled locally (via card edge) or controlled and monitored remotely with control software applications such as CCS +Pilot Lite, Pilot, and Navigator, or other CCS-compliant remote control products.

Main Features
Important HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C features include the following: Auto-detectable/user-selectable input/output standards and formats Error monitoring on SDI input One selectable SD/HD-SDI input with embedded audio data Two dedicated HD-SDI outputs carrying the program signal with embedded audio; two additional HD-SDI outputs carrying either the same program signal or the key signal (user-selectable) Two SD/HD-SDI outputs for carrying equalized and reclocked program signals Variable aspect ratio conversion (ARC) with five user presets Color-space conversion from SD to HD Audio sync and delay, including incremental audio delay Video frame delay of up to 7 frames Support for closed caption data processing (HUC6800+C only) User-configurable picture-resizing aspect ratio conversion (H/V size, H/V position) User-selectable color for internally-generated ARC background

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Adjustable vertical blanking size in fields 1 and 2; transfer of closed captioning information between formats 24-bit audio processing Embedded audio processing (demultiplexing from SDI, delay/sync, sample rate conversion, and remultiplexing into SDI) Support for two groups (eight channels) of embedded audio Support for compressed audio data and linear PCM audio data in the same audio group Built-in HD test generator containing cross-hatch pattern, color bars signal, luma sweep, and SAG (safe area generator) key HD-SDI luma (soft edge rectangle) key output of non-picture area

Applications
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules are suitable for the following applications: Upconversion of HD content for monitoring applications, such as driving large screen displays with upconverted HD content Upconversion of HD content for on-air applications where utility quality HD upconversion is acceptable

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Module Description
Front Module
Figure 1-1 shows the position of the LEDs and module controls on the front of the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules.

Remote/local control jumper

Module Mode select Navigation Control LEDs status rotary toggle LEDs switch switch

Monitoring LEDs

Extractor handle

Figure 1-1. Typical 6800+ Module Table 1-1 on page 5 briefly describes generic 6800+ LEDs, switches, and jumpers.

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Table 1-1. Generic 6800+ Module Features Feature


Module status LEDs Mode select rotary switch Navigation toggle switch

Description
Various color and lighting combinations of these LEDs indicate the module state. See LEDs and Alarms on page 48 for more information. This switch selects between various control and feedback parameters. This switch navigates up and down through the available control parameters: Down: Moves down through the parameters Up: Moves up through the parameters

Control LEDs

Various lighting combinations of these Control LEDs (sometimes referred to as Bank Select LEDs) indicate the currently selected bank. See Bank Select LEDs on page 33 for more information. Each 6800+ module has a number of LEDs assigned to indicate varying states/functions. See Monitoring LEDs on page 48 for a description of these LEDs. Local: Locks out external control panels and allows card-edge control only; limits the functionality of remote software applications to monitoring Remote: Allows remote or local (card-edge) configuration, operation, and monitoring of the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C See page 12 for more information on jumpers.

Monitoring LEDs Local/remote control jumper

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Back Connectors
Figure 1-2 shows the double-slot back connector used by the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules. The back connectors and the modules must be installed in an FR6802+XF frame (6800/7000 series frames do not provide backward-compatibility).

SD/HD IN RCLK SD/HD OUT 1 2

HD PROG OUT 1 REF IN 2

DATA OUT

1 HD PROG/MON OUT 2

Figure 1-2. HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Back Connectors

Signal Flow
Figure 1-3 on page 7 illustrates the signal flow of the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules.

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HD-SDI serializer + cable driver Video test generator [HD] CC 608 payload into 708 HD-SDI serializer + cable driver HD-SDI program output SDI reclocked output
HD/SD-SDI deserializer

SD/HD SDI

HD/SDSDI EQ

[SD]

Frame sync [SD] 2D video scalar

Color space conversion 601 to 709

Audio/ ANC/CC embedder [HD]

Reticule keyer [HD]

On screen display [HD]

HD-SDI serializer + cable driver

HD-SDI monitor output

2 group audio/ANC demux [SD]

Audio sync + delay

Key signal [HD] Driver IODLY (audio)

[SD/HD]
HD is for output in pass mode

Figure 1-3. HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Block Diagram


Genlock (HD only)

Genlock reference

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Frame reference

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Overview
Caution
Before installing this product, read the 6800+ Series Safety Instructions and Standards Manual shipped with every FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual. This information is also available at www.broadcast.harris.com/ leitch. The safety manual contains important information about the safe installation and operation of 6800+ series products.

This chapter describes the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C installation process, including the following topics: Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings on page 10 Unpacking the Module on page 11 Setting Jumpers on page 12 Installing HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Modules on page 14 Upgrading Module Firmware on page 15

See the FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for information about installing and operating an FR6802+ frame and its components.

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Maximum 6800+ Frame Power Ratings


The power consumption for the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules is less than 10.5 W. Table 2-1 shows the maximum allowable power ratings for 6800+ frames. Note the given maximums before installing any 6800+ modules in your frame. HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules can be installed in FR6802+XF frames only. Table 2-1. Maximum Power Settings for Frames with AC Power Supply 6800+ Frame Type
FR6802+XF (frame with fans)

Max. Frame Power Dissipation


120 W

Number Max Power of Usable Dissipation for Slots Two Slots


10 12 W

Table 2-2. Maximum Power Settings for Frames with DC Power Supply 6800+ Frame Type
FR6802+XF (frame with fans)

Max. Frame Number Power of Usable Dissipation Slots


105 W 10

Max Power Dissipation for Two Slots


10.5 W

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Unpacking the Module


Preparing the Product for Installation
Before you install the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C, perform the following: Check the equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred during transit. Confirm receipt of all items on the packing list. See Checking the Packing List below for more information. Remove the anti-static shipping pouch, if present, and all other packaging material. Retain the original packaging materials for possible re-use.

Note
Contact your customer service representative if parts are missing or damaged.

See Unpacking/Shipping Information on page ix for information about returning a product for servicing.

Checking the Packing List


Table 2-3. Available Product Packages Ordered Product
HUC6800+ or HUC6800+C module

Content Description
One front module One back connector One HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Broadcast Upconverters Installation and Operation Manual

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Setting Jumpers
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules have one standard jumper (REM/LOC) for remote or local control, and one jumper (J1) for Genlock termination. Figure 2-1 shows the location of the jumpers.
REM/LOC (remote/local) jumper Jumper J1 genlock termination

Figure 2-1. HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Jumpers

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Local and Remote Jumper Settings

Note
You must configure modules for local or remote operation prior to power-up. To change the configuration, first remove power from the module, reset the jumper, and then reapply power. The white triangle near the jumper pins on the module indicates pin 1.

Follow this procedure to set the REM/LOC jumper for either remote or local control: 1. Locate the REM/LOC control jumper on the module (beside the mode select rotary switch). Figure 2-1 on page 12 shows the standard location of the REM/LOC jumper. 2. Place a jumper on pins 1 and 2 to set the module for Remote control, or pins 2 and 3 to set the module for Local control. See Figure 2-2.

Remote control

Local control

Figure 2-2. REM/LOC Settings for Remote and Local Control See Table 1-1 on page 5 for more information on local/remote control jumper functionality. Genlock Termination Jumper Settings Follow this procedure to set the Genlock Termination jumper J1: 1. Locate jumper J1 on the module, near the back of the module. (Figure 2-1 on page 12 shows the location of the jumper.) 2. Place a jumper on pins 1 and 2 to set the module for No Termination, or pins 2 and 3 to set 75 Onboard Termination (see Figure 2-3).

No Termination

75 Termination

Figure 2-3. Genlock Termination Settings

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Installing HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C Modules


The HUC6800+ HUC6800+C modules have double-width back connectors that must be installed in an FR6802+XF frame. These modules require no specialized installation or removal procedures. However, if you are installing both front and rear modules, ensure that the back module is installed first before plugging in the front module. Likewise, ensure that the front module is unplugged from the frame before removing the rear module. See the FR6802+ Frames Installation and Operation Manual for information about installing and operating an FR6802+ frame and its components.

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Upgrading Module Firmware


Firmware upgrading is a routine procedure that you must perform to install newer versions of software on 6800+ modules. Pilot, Co-Pilot, or Navigator software version 3.1.1 or later is required for this procedure. The frame must contain or be connected to another frame that contains an ICE6800+ module. You can use either the Discovery or the drag-and-drop method. When performing the upgrading procedure, check the appropriate readme file to confirm which files are needed. Use care to ensure that you upload the correct files to the intended module. In the unlikely event that the upgrade fails, the module may not respond to controls and will appear to be non-functional. In that event, follow the procedures described in Correcting a Failed Upgrading Procedure on page 18.

Upgrading the Firmware


There are two methods for upgrading the firmware: Upgrading the Firmware Using the Discovery Method on page 15 Upgrading Firmware Using the Drag-and-Drop Method on page 17

Upgrading the Firmware Using the Discovery Method Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware using the discovery method: 1. Download the most recent appropriate upgrade package from our Web site or from your CD-ROM. 2. If the affected module has not been discovered, perform the Discovery operation, as described in your CCS software application manual or online help. (If you cannot discover the device, see Upgrading Firmware Using the Drag-and-Drop Method on page 17.) 3. From the Tools menu, select Software Upgrade.

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The Software Upgrade window opens or is brought to the foreground.

Device Options provide access to options for entering Telnet and FTP user name and password, and for creating automatic backups. Package Info includes a list of the components contained in the ZIP

Figure 2-4. Software Upgrade Tools New Transfer Tab 4. On the New Transfer tab, click Add. The Device Selection dialog opens. 5. Select one or more devices, and then click OK to close the Add Device dialog box. You can only add one unit from each IP address. All items in a frame have the same IP address. The selected devices appear in the table on the New Transfer tab of the Software Upgrade window. This table lists devices that are to receive the same upgrade package. For each device in this table, you can highlight its position in the Tree View by clicking Find Device. You can check the software revision numbers, etc., by clicking Version Info, and create an automatic backup by clicking the Device Options... button. (Place a check beside Software Backup and enter a file name or click Browse to choose a new file location.)

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Note
Closing the Software Upgrade window does not effect any of the transfer processes that may be running in the background.

6. Press Browse... to select the software upgrade package (ZIP file). A standard Windows File Selection dialog opens. 7. Choose the upgrade ZIP file on a local or network drive. The selected files path name is displayed in the edit box to the left of the Browse button. The extraction process on the ZIP file is handled as part of the upgrade process. You do not need to extract the files yourself. 8. Press Submit Transfer... A dialog box opens, requesting confirmation that you want to proceed with the request. If you have multiple devices selected, multiple transfer tasks are submittedone per device. The transfer now progresses. You may close the Software Upgrade window, continue with other tasks, or switch to the Progress tab to view the status of the transfers. 9. Click on the Log tab and look at the Progress column to ensure that all files have correctly updated. The module is automatically rebooted following an upgrade procedure.

Note
If you try to log off or exit the CCS software while a transfer is underway, a notification window will alert you that processes are still active and will ask if you want to terminate these processes.

Upgrading Firmware Using the Drag-and-Drop Method Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware using the drag-and-drop method: 1. Download the appropriate most recent upgrade package from our Web site or from your CD-ROM, and then unzip the upgrade package. 2. If the affected module has not been discovered by your CCS software application, enter the Build mode, and then drag or copy and paste the modules device icon from the catalog folder into the Network or Discovery folder. 3. Right-click the device icon, and then select Properties.

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4. On the Device tab of the Navigation Properties box, enter the IP address of the frame that holds the module. (See Figure 2-5.)

Caution
If you make changes in the last field (located above and to the right of the Set Default button), you may lose your connection to the module. If this happens, you will need to rediscover the module.

Enter frame IP number here

Do not make changes in this field

Figure 2-5. Navigation Properties Box 5. In the third field, enter the slot number of the module, and then close the window. You can now continue upgrading your devices firmware, starting with step 3 on Upgrading the Firmware on page 15.

Correcting a Failed Upgrading Procedure


Firmware upgrades may fail in the event of network interruptions, power failures, or if files were sent to the wrong 6800+ module. These problems can be corrected by re-installing the firmware while in Boot Loader mode, as described in the following pages. Before you perform this procedure, check the appropriate readme file to confirm which files are needed. Use care to ensure that you upload the correct files to the intended module.

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Follow these steps to upgrade a 6800+ module in Boot Loader mode: 1. Remove the affected module from the 6800+ frame.

Hex switch (Mode select rotary switch)

Navigation toggle switch

Figure 2-6. Buttons on a Typical Card Edge 2. Set the Hex switch to F. 3. While pressing the Navigation toggle switch down, reinsert the module into the frame.

Note
To successfully upgrade the firmware, you must follow these steps in the exact sequence described.

4. Download the most recent appropriate upgrade package from our Web site or from your CD-ROM, and then unzip the upgrade package. 5. If the affected module has not been discovered by your CCS software application, enter Build mode, and then drag or copy and paste the modules device icon from the catalog folder into the Network or Discovery folder. 6. Right-click the device icon and then select Properties.

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7. On the Device tab of the Navigation Properties box, enter the IP address of the frame that holds the module. (See Figure 2-7.)

Caution
If you make changes in the last field (located above and to the right of the Set Default button), you may lose your connection to the module. If this happens, you will need to rediscover the module.

Enter frame IP address here

Do not make changes in this field

Figure 2-7. Navigation Properties Box 8. In the third field, enter:


1.0.[slotnumber]

(Where, for example, 1.0.5 would refer to the module in slot 5 of the frame.) 9. Close the window. 10. Double-click the device icon. The Configuration... box opens. On the File Transfer tab, the /frame/slot (where x is the slot number) directory appears in the Select the device directory to transfer to: field.

Note
You must delete unwanted files in the Add upgrade files for transfer to device: field before transferring the files. Otherwise, the upgrading procedure will fail.

11. Click Add. 12. In the Add Upgrade Files box, browse, select the modules upgrade package and then click OK. 13. Choose the file you wish to upgrade and then click OK. 14. Click Perform Transfer, and then click Yes. This may take several minutes.

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15. Wait for the message File transfer to device succeeded in the status bar.

Note
Some 6800+ modules will reboot automatically. In these cases, the Reboot button will be grayed out.

16. Click Reboot Device, and then click Yes. After the module has rebooted, a message box advises you to wait until the device has rebooted. 17. Wait 30 seconds. Your upgrade procedure is complete.

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Operation
Overview
This chapter describes how to operate the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C using card-edge controls only. See the following documents for information on how to operate this product remotely: +Pilot Lite User Manual for serial interface CCS Pilot, CoPilot, Navigator, or LCP-3901-1U/RCP-CCS-1U manuals for Ethernet interface Operating Notes on page 24 Audio and Video Synchronization and Delay on page 24 Aspect Ratio Conversion on page 28 Changing Parameter Settings on page 33 On Screen Display (OSD) Monitoring on page 34 Control Parameters on page 36 LEDs and Alarms on page 48

The following topics are discussed in this chapter:

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Operating Notes
When setting the control parameters on the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C, observe the following: If you make changes to certain parameters, other related parameters may also be affected. See Cross-Functional Parameter Changes on page 35 for more information. When you change a parameter, the effect is immediate. However, the module requires up to 20 seconds to save the latest change. After 20 seconds, the new settings are saved and will be restored if the module loses power and must be restarted. For proper operation, the output HD standard frame rate should match or double the reference standard frame rate. The manufacturer recommends that you terminate any unused coaxial output connectors with a 75 terminator.

Audio and Video Synchronization and Delay


During upconversion, delay is added to the SDI input signal in the main video processing path. The amount of delay to the primary signal is dependent upon the type of processing applied to it. Table 3-1 on page 25 contains breakdowns of the major video propagation delays through the video synchronizer and converter blocks. The SD-SDI input signal is frame-synchronized to the genlock reference. Using the Input Frame Delay parameter, you can compensate for other external processes. The Input Frame Delay parameter provides a delay range between 0 to 6 frames in one-frame increments. The video frame synchronizer (frame sync) on the SDI input provides synchronization using the following sources: SDI program input timing (Delay Mode) Reference timing (Sync Mode)

In Sync Mode, the frame synchronizer automatically detects and locks to the genlock reference signal for video timing alignment. The frame synchronizer either drops or repeats video frames to achieve synchronization.

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Table 3-1. Video Propagation Delays for Upconversion


Mode
Sync

Input
SD-525 SD-525 SD-625 SD-625

Output
1080i_59.94 720p_59.94 1080i_50 720p_50 1080i_59.94 720p_59.94 1080i_50 720p_50 1080i_59.94 720p_59.94 1080i_50 720p_50

Frame Sync
0~1 I-frame 0~1 I-frame 0~1 I-frame 0~1 I-frame N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

SD Frame Delay
0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames 0~6 I-frames N/A N/A N/A N/A

Upconvert 1 I-frame 2 P-frame 1 I-frame 2 P-frame 1 I-frame 2 P-frame 1 I-frame 2 P-frame Bypass: 0 Bypass: 0 Bypass: 0 Bypass: 0

HD User Output Delay


0~1 I-frame 0~1 P-frame 0~1 I-frame 0~1 P-frame 0~1 I-frame 0~1 P-frame 0~1 I-frame 0~1 P-frame N/A N/A N/A N/A

Delay

SD-525 SD-525 SD-625 SD-625

Bypass

1080i_59.94 720p_59.94 1080i_50 720p_50

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Audio Sync and Delay


Audio is synchronized to video by applying the same frame sync delay and converter delay to the audio associated with that video path. By changing the Input Frame Delay control, you can adjust the frame sync delay and trigger the audio to resynchronize with the video. The audio synchronization will not occur immediately and will take roughly 10 seconds per frame of delay in order to prevent any audio glitch. You can add additional delay using the Audio Embedded Pair 1 Delay to Audio Embedded Pair 4 Delay parameters. The user delay is always applied in addition to the audio synchronization and will cause an audio glitch to occur when the user delay changes.

Video Frame Sync and Delay


The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules provide upconversion from SD-SDI to user-selectable HD-SDI standards. During upconversion, there is a certain amount of delay added to the SD-SDI input signal in the main video processing path. The amount of delay to the signal is dependent on the type of processing applied to it. The SD-SDI input signal is frame-synchronized to the genlock reference. A user frame delay control is available to compensate for other external processes. The user delay interface provides a delay range between 0 to 6 frames in one-frame increments. This delay is expressed in SD input units of 525 (NTSC) and 625 (PAL) frames.

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Input and Output Standards


The Output Video Standard parameter and the Input Video Standard parameters are related in their function. If Auto is selected in the Input Video Standard, the Output Video Standard will select either 1080i (interlaced) or 720p (progressive) and the frame rate will follow. If Auto is selected in the Input Video Standard, the module will accept the incoming format (525 or 625) and the frame rate will follow (that is, 1080i/720p at 59.94 or 50, respectively). If you require an output that always has the same frame rate (for example, 1080i/59.94 or 1080i/50), select either 525 or 625, respectively, as an input standard. In this configuration, if the input changes, the other standard will be treated as loss of videofor which you can designate Pass, Black, Freeze, or Test Pattern handling. An HD signal that is fed into the input when Auto is selected will place the module in Bypass mode if the frame rate in the input and output are the same. If the input HD signal has a different frame rate than the output, the loss-of-video circuit will be enabled; the signal cannot enter Bypass.

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Aspect Ratio Conversion


The HUC6800+ can output either a standard or custom aspect ratio.

Selecting a Standard Aspect Ratio


To select a standard aspect ratio for the output image, scroll to ARC Preset Select in the control parameter list item and then select one of the aspect ratio settings from the list. The following standard aspect ratios are available: 16:9 Anamorphic 16:9 Cut 14:9 4:3 Pixel True (1:1 pixel to pixel mapping)

See Figure 3-1 on page 29 for a graphic illustration of the standard aspect ratios.

Setting a Custom Aspect Ratio


You can scale and pan the output image to any size and location by using the custom aspect ratio feature in the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules. To select the custom aspect ratio feature, scroll to the ARC Preset Select parameter and then select Custom. Then scroll to the menu items ARC H Scale, ARC V Scale, ARC H Offset, and ARC V Offset to set the size and position accordingly. Descriptions of the controls are listed below; for minimum values, see Table 3-4 on page 35. ARC H Scalesets the horizontal size of the output image anywhere between minimum and 200% of the output screen size. ARC V Scalesets the vertical size of the output image anywhere between minimum and 200% of the output screen size. ARC H Offsetplaces the horizontal center of the output image anywhere between 50% and 50% of the output screen size. ARC V Offsetplaces the vertical center of the output image anywhere between 50% to 50% of the output screen size.

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4:3 Input

16:9 Display Output ARC Options

4:3 Source

4:3 Source

4:3 Display

Input Signal

16:9 Display

Anamorphic

4:3 Source

16:9 Display

16:9 Cut

4:3 Source

16:9 Display

14:9

4:3 Source

16:9 Display

4:3

4:3 Source

16:9 Display

PixelTrue

Figure 3-1. Standard ARC Upconversion Settings

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Saving, Selecting, and Recalling Saved Aspect Ratios


You can save, select, and recall up to five custom aspect ratios in the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules. Saving a Custom Aspect Ratio To save a custom aspect ratio, follow these steps: 1. Make sure the ARC H Scale, ARC V Scale, ARC H Offset, and ARC V Offset parameters have been set. 2. Scroll down to the menu item ARC Preset Save and then select one of the five aspect ratio preset slots for storage. 3. Wait approximately 2 seconds for the module to process the command. Selecting a Saved Custom Aspect Ratio To select one of the custom saved aspect ratios for the output image, follow these steps: 1. Scroll to the ARC Preset Select parameter. 2. Select one of the five saved aspect ratios: Preset1, Preset2, Preset3, Preset4, or Preset5. 3. Wait approximately 2 seconds for the module to process the command. Recalling a Saved Custom Aspect Ratio By selecting the ARC Preset Recall parameter, you can also recall any built-in standard or custom saved aspect ratio settings without changing the output image. The ARC Preset Recall parameter will overwrite the following custom aspect ratio parameters: ARC H Scale, ARC V Scale, ARC H Offset, and ARC V Offset. If you perform an aspect ratio recall when ARC Preset Select is set to Custom, the output image aspect ratio will revert to the recalled aspect ratio.

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Overscan Mode
The overscan mode is similar to a zoom mode. When enabled, it discards a specified number of lines and columns of pixels around the borders of the input image active picture region before upconversion. The active picture region for 525 standard starts on line 21 and ends at line 262. Therefore, an overscan setting of one line implies that upconversion starts at line 22 and ends at line 261. In addition to the two discarded lines, the first and last pixel of each remaining line in the active picture region are discarded. The overscan mode prevents embedded data in the active picture region, such as closed captioning, from being upconverted. To enable the overscan mode, scroll to the ARC Overscan parameter and then select the number of rows and columns for cropping.

Bypass Mode
When an HD-SDI signal is input to the HUC6800+ or HUC6800+C, the module detects that no upconversion processing on the input is required. Therefore, the module operates in Bypass mode, which means that the modules input signal bypasses the upconverter and is output to the program and monitoring outputs unprocessed. However, if On-Screen Display (OSD) monitoring is enabled, the OSD will be present in HD Prog/Mon Output 1 and HD Prog/Mon Output 2. For information about the OSD monitoring feature, see On Screen Display (OSD) Monitoring on page 34. When the module is operating in Bypass mode, many parameters are disabled. See Table 3-2 for list a list of parameters that are disabled when the module is operating in Bypass mode. Table 3-2. Parameters Disabled in Bypass Mode Disabled Parameters
LovOut TstPat TstPatOn CrcErrPollTime CrcErrClr DmxErrCtrl AudEmbSrc AudEmbPr1 AudEmbPr2 AudEmbPr3

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Table 3-2. Parameters Disabled in Bypass Mode(Continued) Disabled Parameters


CcEmbed ArcPreset ArcTransMode ArcTransTime ArcHScale ArcVScale ArcHOffset ArcVOffset ArcOverscan ArcSave ArcRecall AudEmbPr4 AudMstrMute AudPr1Gain AudPr2Gain AudPr3Gain AudPr4Gain AudPr1Dly AudPr2Dly AudPr3Dly AudPr4Dly AudPr12OutGrp AudPr34OutGrp

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Changing Parameter Settings


Follow these steps to change the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C parameter settings: 1. Rotate the mode select rotary switch (hex switch) to 0. 2. Once the hex switch is set to 0, toggle the navigation switch up or down to select a bank. View the three control LEDs next to the navigation toggle switch to see which bank is currently selected. Table 3-3. Bank Select LEDs Bank Bank 0 LED Number (first top LED)
0 1 2 3 4 5 Off On Off On Off On

Bank 1 LED
Off Off On On Off Off

Bank 2 LED
Off Off Off Off On On

(second top LED) (third top LED)

3. Rotate the hex switch to the parameter number (1 to 9) or letter (A to F) of the option you want to set.

Note
The manufacturer recommends that you use the available 6800+ software control options (serial/ local or Ethernet/remote) to aid in viewing, setting, and confirming parameter values.

4. Toggle the navigation switch to select and set the value of the chosen parameter. 5. Rotate the hex switch to another parameter number/letter in the current bank, and then repeat step 4. or Rotate the hex switch to 0 again to select a different bank, and then repeat steps 3 and 4. See Table 3-5 on page 36 to view the various banks, hex switch positions, and corresponding parameter options and values.

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Recalling Default Parameter Settings


Table 3-5 on page 36 describes all of the parameter settings for the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C, including the original factory defaults. To return this module to its default settings, you can either reset each parameter individually or do a global recall following this procedure: 1. Rotate the hex switch to 0. 2. Toggle the navigation switch to the bank number 0. Use the control LEDs to verify which bank you have selected, or use an available 6800+ software control option (serial/local or Ethernet/remote) to confirm your bank selection. 3. Rotate the hex switch to the global recall parameter F. 4. Toggle the navigation switch to Yes. Use an available 6800+ software control option to aid in viewing, setting, and confirming the parameter value.

On Screen Display (OSD) Monitoring


The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules have two dedicated HD-SDI outputs that carry the program signal. There are two additional user-configurable SDI outputs that carry either the same program signal or an overlaid on-screen display (OSD) monitoring signal. The OSD can be turned On or Off by setting the On Screen Display parameter to the desired option. When in the On position, the output can be used as a display monitor to view the current parameter selections and controls.

Reading Software and Hardware Versions


You can see the current software and hardware versions of the HUC6800+ by checking the Hardware Version and Firmware Version read-only parameters located at the end of the parameter list (see page 47). These parameters appear in the OSD (see above), and on CCS-enabled control panels or CCS software applicationssuch as Pilot or Navigator.

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Cross-Functional Parameter Changes


When you configure certain parameters, changes are forced in other associated parameters. For example, when Horizontal Phase is controlled from the card edge, any wrap-around of the values will cause a corresponding increment or decrement of the Vertical Phase value. Table 3-4. Cross-Functional Parameter Changes Parameter Affected by HD-SDI Output Standard and Frame Rate
Parameter Name

HD-SDI Output Video Standard/Frame Rate


720p/50 Hz 720p/59.94 Hz 1080i/50 Hz 1080i/59.94 Hz

Vertical Phase Horizontal Phase Vertical Scale Horizontal Scale

0 to 749 lines 0 to 1979 pixels 40200% 56.25200%

0 to 749 lines 0 to 1649 pixels 33.75200% 56.25200%

0 to 1124 lines 0 to 2639 pixels 53.34200% 37.50200%

0 to 1124 lines 0 to 2199 pixels 45200% 37.50200%

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Control Parameters
Note
The sequence of options listed in the Options column mirrors the sequence achieved when you move the Navigation Toggle switch up.

The following table lists all of the available parameters and options for the HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C. All parameters clip unless otherwise indicated. The On/Off combinations of the control LEDs on the card-edge indicate the active bank number. See Changing Parameter Settings on page 33 for more information. Legend Bold option = Indicates that this is the default setting for the parameter [RO] = Indicates that parameters are read-only/feedback, and cannot be used to select controls * = Indicates that this parameter wraps when controlled from the card edge

Table 3-5. Control Parameters Bank, Rotary Parameter Name Switch


X
Bank 0

Function
Selects the active bank number Selects the SDI output video signal standard (only the applicable options are displayed in the OSD)

Options
0 to 5 720p59.94 1080i59.94 720p50 1080i50 Off On 0 to 15

Bank Select Output Video Standard

0, 1

0, 2 0, 3 0, 4

On Screen Display OSD Transparency Input Video Standard

Turns on/off the on-screen display Sets the on-screen display transparency level

Selects the SDI input video signal standard (Note: If you select a non-synchronous Auto standard, the OSC will disappear; if this 525 occurs, use the LEDs to find Factory 625 Recall and then regain use of the OSD. This will take several seconds.)

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Table 3-5. Control Parameters (Continued) Bank, Rotary Parameter Name Switch
0, 5 Loss of Video Output

Function
Selects an output option when loss of input occurs

Options
Pass Black Freeze Test Pattern

0, 6

Test Pattern

Selects a test pattern (Test Pattern Display parameter must first be set to On)

Color Bar 75% Cross Hatch Freq Sweep White Black

0, 7 0, 8

Test Pattern Display Safe Area

Turn on/off the test pattern display Turns on/off various safe area overlays

Off On Off Action On Title On Action & Title On

0, 9

Video Keying

Turns on/off video keying for the SDI output

Off Key Image Key Background Black Super Black Red 50% Green 50% Blue 50% Orange 50% Grey 50% Grey 40% Grey 25%

0, A

Background Color

Sets the background color

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Table 3-5. Control Parameters (Continued) Bank, Rotary Parameter Name Switch
0, B Output H Phase

Function
Sets the horizontal phase for the output signal

Options
0 to 1979 pixels (720p/50 Hz) 0 to 1649 pixels (720p/59.94 Hz) 0 to 2639 pixels (1080i/50 Hz) 0 to 2199 pixels (1080i/59.94Hz)

0, C 0, D

Output V Phase Genlock Source

Sets the vertical phase for the output signal 0 to 749 (720p) 0 to 1124 line (1080i) Selects the Genlock source (When the video input source is HD-SDI, this parameter defaults to Delay, because there is no external/frame reference for the HD signal as it bypasses the processor.) External Ref Frame Ref Free Run Delay Auto NTSC/PAL-M TLS 720p59.94 TLS 1080i59.94 PAL-B TLS 720p50 TLS 1080i50

0, E

Reference Video Standard Selects the reference standard (The applicable 525 or 625 options are displayed in the OSD; if the standard is mismatched with the genlock source, the Reference LED will light.)

0, F
Bank 1

Factory Recall

Recalls the factory default settings

No Yes

1, 1 1, 2

EDH Error Poll Time EDH Error Clear

Defines the polling interval for EDH error detection Clears the EDH error count (The Yes option remains visible after selection in CCS software applications only.) Sets the amount of input frame delay

1 to 14400 sec

No Yes 0 to 6 frames

1, 3

Input Frame Delay

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1, 4 ARC Preset Select

Function
Selects a preset ARC configuration

Options
16:9 Anamorphic 16:9 Cut 14:9 4:3 Pixel True Preset 1 Preset 2 Preset 3 Preset 4 Preset 5 Custom

1, 5

ARC Transition Mode

Sets the ARC transition mode (Currently this parameter has only one option. More options will be added with future releases.) Sets the ARC transition duration (Currently the control for this parameter is disabled.) Sets the ARC horizontal scale

Cut

1, 6

ARC Transition Time

1, 7

ARC H Scale

Minimum to 200.00% (100) (see Table 3-4 on page 35) Minimum to 200.00% (100) (see Table 3-4 on page 35) -50.00% to 50.00% (0) -50.00% to 50.00% (0) 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

1, 8

ARC V Scale

Sets the ARC vertical scale

1, 9 1, A 1, B

ARC H Offset ARC V Offset ARC Overscan

Sets the ARC horizontal offset Sets the ARC vertical offset Discards a specified number of rows and columns of pixels around the input image before upconversion

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1, C ARC Preset Save

Function
Saves the current ARC configuration to a specific preset

Options
None Preset 1 Preset 2 Preset 3 Preset 4 Preset 5

1, D

ARC Preset Recall

Recalls an ARC configuration

None 16:9 Anamorphic 16:9 Cut 14:9 4:3 Pixel True Preset 1 Preset 2 Preset 3 Preset 4 Preset 5

1, E 1, F

Not available Frame Sync Freeze Selects the freeze type for the frame synchronizer Off Frame Field 1 Field 2

Bank 2

2, 1

Demux Error Control

Selects an action when an error sample is selected

Mute Repeat

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2, 2 Audio Demux Source

Function
Selects an audio source. (If Custom is selected, use the Audio Embedded Pair 1 Select, Audio Embedded Pair 2 Select, Audio Embedded Pair 3 Select, and Audio Embedded Pair 4 Select parameters to specify which audio pairs to demux.) Selects a source for audio channel pair 1

Options

Demux Grp 1 & 2 Demux Grp 3 & 4 Custom

2, 3

Audio Pair 1 Select

Demux Grp 1 Pr 1 Demux Grp 1 Pr 2 Demux Grp 2 Pr 1 Demux Grp 2 Pr 2 Demux Grp 3 Pr 1 Demux Grp 3 Pr 2 Demux Grp 4 Pr 1 Demux Grp 4 Pr 2

2, 4

Audio Pair 2 Select

Selects a source for audio channel pair 2

Demux Grp 1 Pr 1 Demux Grp 1 Pr 2 Demux Grp 2 Pr 1 Demux Grp 2 Pr 2 Demux Grp 3 Pr 1 Demux Grp 3 Pr 2 Demux Grp 4 Pr 1 Demux Grp 4 Pr 2

2, 5

Audio Pair 3 Select

Selects a source for audio channel pair 3

Demux Grp 1 Pr 1 Demux Grp 1 Pr 2 Demux Grp 2 Pr 1 Demux Grp 2 Pr 2 Demux Grp 3 Pr 1 Demux Grp 3 Pr 2 Demux Grp 4 Pr 1 Demux Grp 4 Pr 2

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Table 3-5. Control Parameters (Continued) Bank, Rotary Parameter Name Switch
2, 6 Audio Pair 4 Select

Function
Selects a source for audio channel pair 4

Options
Demux Grp 1 Pr 1 Demux Grp 1 Pr 2 Demux Grp 2 Pr 1 Demux Grp 2 Pr 2 Demux Grp 3 Pr 1 Demux Grp 3 Pr 2 Demux Grp 4 Pr 1 Demux Grp 4 Pr 2

2, 7 2, 8 2, 9 2, A 2, B 2, C 2, D 2, E 2, F
Bank 3

Audio Master Mute Audio Pair 1 Gain Audio Pair 2 Gain Audio Pair 3 Gain Audio Pair 4 Gain Audio Pair 1 Delay Audio Pair 2 Delay Audio Pair 3 Delay Audio Pair 4 Delay Audio Pair 1 & Pair 2 Output Group

Turns the master mute on/off

Off On

Sets the gain level for audio channel pair 1 -6.0 to 6.0 dB (0) Sets the gain level for audio channel pair 2 -6.0 to 6.0 dB (0) Sets the gain level for audio channel pair 3 -6.0 to 6.0 dB (0) Sets the gain level for audio channel pair 4 -6.0 to 6.0 dB (0) Sets the delay for audio channel pair 1 Sets the delay for audio channel pair 2 Sets the delay for audio channel pair 3 Sets the delay for audio channel pair 4 Selects the output group number to embed channel pair 1 and 2 0 to 1200 msec 0 to 1200 msec 0 to 1200 msec 0 to 1200 msec Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

3, 1

3, 2

Audio Pair 3 & Pair 4 Output Group

Selects the output group number to embed channel pair 3 and 4

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

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3, 3 Audio Master Bypass

Function
Sets the master bypass

Options
Auto On Off

3, 4 3, 5 3, 6 3, 7 3,8 3,9 3,A to 3, F


Bank 4

Audio Pair 1 Bypass Audio Pair 2 Bypass Audio Pair 3 Bypass Audio Pair 4 Bypass CC Embed (-C version only) CC Embed Position (-C version only) Not available

Sets the bypass for audio channel pair 1 Sets the bypass for audio channel pair 2 Sets the bypass for audio channel pair 3 Sets the bypass for audio channel pair 4

On Off On Off On Off On Off

Turns on/off the closed caption embedding On Off Sets the video line to embed closed captioning data line 9 to 20 (1080i/59.94) line 9 to 25 (720p/59.94)

4, 1 4, 2

Bypass Mode Feedback [RO] Input Video Standard Detect [RO]

Displays the status of the upconverter bypass mode Displays the detected input video standard

Off On Unknown 525 720p59.94 1080i59.94 625 720p50 1080i50

4, 3

Frame Sync Freeze Status [RO]

Confirms whether the output video is frozen

Yes No

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4, 4 4, 5 CC Present [RO] ARC Horizontal Scale Feedback [RO] ARC Vertical Scale Feedback [RO] ARC Horizontal Offset Feedback [RO] ARC Vertical Offset Feedback [RO] Audio Group Present [RO]

Function

Options

Indicates the presence of closed captioning No Yes Displays the current ARC horizontal phase Minimum to 200.00% (see Table 3-4 on page 35) Displays the current ARC vertical phase Minimum to 200.00% (see Table 3-4 on page 35) -50.00% to 50.00% -50.00% to 50.00% ==== 1=== =2== ==3= ===4 12== 1=3= 1==4 =23= =2=4 ==34 123= 12=4 1=34 =234 1234

4, 6

4, 7 4, 8 4, 9

Displays the current ARC horizontal offset Displays the current ARC vertical offset Indicates the present audio group

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4, A Audio Channel Pair Feedback [RO]

Function
Displays the input audio channel pair (See the example below.)
No audio Audio No audio Data present present present present

Options

==aa==dd

aadd==dd .....(all possible combinations)

aa
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

dd
Group 4

4, B

Audio Mute Status [RO]

Displays the mute status of embedded audio (See the example below.)
All audio is embedded
Embed pair 1 Embed pair 2 Embed pair 3 Embed pair 4

All audio is muted

m
Mute pair 1

m
Mute pair 2

m
Mute pair 3

m
Mute pair 4

==== m=== =m== ==m= ===m mm== m=m= m==m =mm= =m=m ==mm mmm= m=mm mm=m =mmm mmmm

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Table 3-5. Control Parameters (Continued) Bank, Rotary Parameter Name Switch
4, C Audio Bypass Feedback [RO]

Function
Displays the bypass status of audio channels

Options
==== b=== =b== bb== ==b= b=b= =bb= bbb= ===b b==b =b=b bb=b ==bb b=bb =bbb bbbb

4, D

Reference Video Standard Feedback [RO]

Displays the detected reference video standard

Unknown NTSC/PAL-M TLS 720p59.94 TLS 1080i59.94 PAL-B TLS 720p50 TLS 1080i50

4, E

Valid Reference Video Standard [RO]

Indicates whether the detected reference video standard matches the selected output video standard Indicates if system timing is locked to the reference input

No Yes Not applicable No Yes Not applicable

4, F

Reference Lock [RO]

Bank 5

5, 1

Error Detection and Handling Present [RO]

Indicates the presence of EDH

Yes No

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5, 2 5, 3 5, 4 5, 5 to 5, F EDH Error Count [RO] Hardware Version [RO] Firmware Version [RO] Not available

Function
Displays the EDH error count Displays current hardware version Displays current firmware version

Options
0 to 4,294,967,295 String String

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LEDs and Alarms


Monitoring LEDs
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C have 13 monitoring LEDs that serve as a quick monitoring reference. Figure 3-2 shows the location of the monitoring LEDs on a typical 6800+ module. Table 3-6 describes the meaning of the card-edge LEDs, from left to right.

Module status LEDs

Monitoring LEDs

Figure 3-2. Location of HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C LEDs

Table 3-6. LED Status Indicators LED


50-59 Auto 525 625 720p 1080i

Description
Indicates the frame rate for the input video standard Indicates the auto detection of the input video signal is activated Indicates the input standard is 525 Indicates the input standard is 625 Indicates the input standard is 720p Indicates the input standard is 1080i

Color Indication
Green: 59 Off: 50 Green: Auto detect is enabled Green: 525 input standard is detected Green: 625 input standard is detected Green: 720p input standard is detected Green: 1080i input standard is detected

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Table 3-6. LED Status Indicators (Continued) LED


Audio1 Audio2 Audio3 Audio4 CC Reference Bypass

Description
Reports the presence of audio group 1 in the input video stream Reports the presence of audio group 2 in the input video stream Reports the presence of audio group 3 in the input video stream Reports the presence of audio group 4 in the input video stream Indicates the presence of closed captioning Indicates the presence of a valid reference signal Indicates the bypass mode

Color Indication
Green: Group 1 audio is present Green: Group 2 audio is present Green: Group 3 audio is present Green: Group 4 audio is present Green: Closed captioning data is present Green: Valid signal is present Green - Bypass Off - Normal

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Module Status LEDs


The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules do not have any card-edge alarms. Instead, module status LEDs on the corner of the module light up if an error is detected. See Figure 3-2 on page 48 for the location of these LEDs, and Table 3-7 for a definition of the LED colors. Alarms are usually logged and monitored within software control applications such as +PilotLite or CCS Pilot. See the appropriate software control user manual or online help for more information.

Note
If the LED is flashing red, please contact your customer service representative.

Table 3-7. LED Color and Meaning LED Color Sequence


Off Green Red Flashing Red Amber

Meaning
There is no power to the module; the module is not operational. There is power to the module; the module is operating properly. There is an alarm condition. The module has detected a hardware/firmware fault. The module is undergoing configuration.

Alarms
Table 3-8 describes the specific alarms for HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules. You can only identify specific alarms using a software control application. Table 3-8. HUC6800+ Alarms Alarm Name
SDI IP Video Present RefLockedAlarm RefStdMismatch

Alarm Description
Loss of SDI input video Loss of locked reference Mismatch between reference video and video standard

Alarm Level
Major Major Major

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Specifications
Overview
The following specification tables appear in this chapter: Inputs on page 52 Outputs on page 53 Upconverted HD-SDI Video on page 54 Audio Delay (Data Out) on page 55 Power Consumption on page 55 Operating Temperature on page 55

Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.

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Inputs
SD/HD-SDI Video
Table 4-1. SD/HD-SDI Video Input Specifications Item
Number of inputs Standards Frame rate

Specification
1 SMPTE 259M-C (525/625) SMPTE 292M (1080i/720p) 486i: 59.94 Hz 576i: 50 Hz 1080i: 50, 59.94 Hz 720p: 50, 59.94 Hz

Connector Impedance Return loss Equalization

BNC per IEC 169-8 75 >15 dB (typical) to 1485 MHz 270 m (typical) Belden 8281 cable at 270 Mbps; adaptive cable equalization for up to 377 ft (115m) (typical) of Belden 1694A coaxial cable at 1.485 Gbps

Genlock
Table 4-2. Genlock Input Specifications Item
Connector Impedance Return loss Input level

Specification
BNC per IEC 169-8 75

>40 dB (typical) to 6 MHz >35 dB (typical) to 30MHz


NTSC/PAL-B (1 V pk-to-pk, -5.0 dB to 6.0 dB) Tri-Level Sync (1080i/720p) 300 mV, -3.5 dB to 6.0 dB NTSC/PAL-B analog composite 300 mV Tri-Level Sync (1080i/720p)

Signal type

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Outputs
SD/HD-SDI Reclocked Video
Table 4-3. SD/HD-SDI Reclocked Output Specifications Item
Number of outputs Standards Connector Impedance Return loss DC offset Signal level Rise and fall time Overshoot Jitter

Specification
2 SMPTE 259M-C (525i/625i) SMPTE 292M (1080i/720p) BNC per IEC 169-8 75 >15 dB (typical) to 1485 MHz 0.0 V 0.5 V 800 mV 10% <270 ps at 1.485 GHz; 400 ps to 1500 ps at 270 MHz <10% of amplitude Timing (<0.2 UI at 270 MHz) Alignment (<0.2 UI at 270 MHz) Timing (<1 UI at 1.485 GHz) Alignment (<0.2 UI at 1.485 GHz)

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Upconverted HD-SDI Video


Table 4-4. Upconverted HD-SDI Video Output Specifications Item
Number of outputs Standards Connector Impedance Return loss DC offset Signal level Rise and fall time Overshoot Jitter

Specification
2 program, 2 monitor/program SMPTE 292M (1080i/720p) BNC per IEC 169-8 75 >15 dB (typical) to 1485 MHz 0.0 V 0.5 V 800 mV 10% <270 ps at 1.485 GHz <10% of amplitude Timing (<1 UI at 1.485 GHz) Alignment (<0.2 UI at 1.485 GHz)

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Miscellaneous
Audio Delay (Data Out)
Table 4-5. Audio Delay Specifications Item
Number of outputs Connector Impedance Return loss

Specification
1 BNC per IEC 169-8 75 >20 dB (typical) to 6 MHz

Power Consumption
The HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C each have a power consumption of less than 10.5 W.

Operating Temperature
The operating temperature for HUC6800+ and HUC6800+C modules is 41 to 113F (5 to 45C).

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Communication and Control Troubleshooting Tips


Overview
Find the following troubleshooting information in this appendix: General Troubleshooting Steps on page 58 Software Communication and Control Issues on page 59 Hardware Communication and Control Issues on page 63 Contacting Customer Service on page 63

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General Troubleshooting Steps


Follow these steps in troubleshooting 6800+ product problems: 1. Review the Software Communication and Control Issues on page 59 outlined in this chapter.

Note
Associated documentation for 6800+ series products can generally be found in the product-specific manual that accompanies every module, in the FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual, and in the 6800+ Safety Instructions and Standards Manual.

2. Search this product manual and other associated documentation for answers to your question. Product documentation (including manuals, online help, application notes, erratas, product release notes, and more) can be found on our Web site at www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch (Support section), along with technical support information, training information, product downloads, and the product knowledge base. 3. Contact your product Customer Service representative if, after following these initial steps, you cannot resolve the issue. To contact your product Customer Service, see Contacting Customer Service on page 63.

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Software Communication and Control Issues


+ + Pilot Lite Fails to Communicate with Installed Modules on page 59 + Pilot Lite Does Not Find All Modules in Frame on page 60 + Pilot Lite or CCS Software Application Not Responding on page 61 + Pilot Lite Cannot Control a Module Showing in the Control Window on page 61 + Pilot Lite Status Bar Reports Not Ready on page 61 CCS Software Application or Remote Control Panel Does Not Communicate with Module on page 62 Alarm Query Fails When a Device Reboots on page 62

Pilot Lite Fails to Communicate with Installed Modules


Confirm that the following items are not the reason for the communication failure: Proper module slot has not been specified (+ Pilot Lite is not communicating with the appropriate slot). See your FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for more information on slot identification. COM port is used elsewhere (Check that the correct COM port is configured in + Pilot Lite and that another application is not using that COM port). Actual frame ID does not match with the two DIP switch settings in the back of the frame (+ Pilot Lite is not communicating with the proper frame). See your FR6802+ Frame Installation and Operation Manual for more information on frame ID switch settings. Null modem cable is not being used. Between the PC running + Pilot Lite and the FR6802+ frame, there should be a null RS-232 modem cable. At minimum, this requires that pins 2 and 3 are crossed and 5 to 5 for ground. ICE6800+ module is installed in the frame (+ Pilot Lite control is disabled if an ICE6800+ module is installed in the frame; ICE6800+ modules are used for CCS control).

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A legacy 6800 series product is in the frame. + Pilot Lite cannot communicate with legacy 6800 series products. They will not be discovered or controlled by + Pilot Lite, although they can be installed in the FR6802+ frame and work using card edge controls. The module must be from the 6800+ product family. Check that the back module does not have any bent pins. Follow this procedure: a. Unplug the front module first b. Unscrew and remove the back module. c. View the 30-pin spring connector at the bottom of the back module. See Figure A-1.

30-pin connector

Figure A-1. Connector on 6800+ Back Module This connector should not have any bent or pressed pins. Even a slightly depressed or bent pin may cause genlock issues. d. If there are bent pins, carefully re-position them to their correct positions. If this is not possible, a back module can be obtained from the manufacturer. +

Pilot Lite Does Not Find All Modules in Frame


If a discovery is started too soon after frame power-up, + Pilot Lite will not find all the installed modules. Refresh + Pilot Lite (File > Refresh), and ensure that installed modules are fully powered-up first before discovery.

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If a module is plugged into the frame after a discovery, + Pilot Lite does not automatically detect the module. Refresh + Pilot Lite (File > Refresh) to discover the newly installed module. If a Legacy 6800 series product is in the frame, + Pilot Lite will not detect it. + Pilot Lite cannot communicate with legacy 6800 series products. They will not be discovered or controlled by + Pilot Lite although they can be installed in the FR6802+ frame and work using card edge controls. For + Pilot Lite to find a module, it must be from the 6800+ product family. +

Pilot Lite or CCS Software Application Not Responding


+ Pilot Lite and CCS applications such as Navigator or Pilot cannot run on the same PC at the same time. Both applications can be installed, but only one can be opened at a time.

Pilot Lite Cannot Control a Module Showing in the Control Window


Consider these questions: Did you physically set the jumper for local control? If so, set this jumper to the REM position for remote control. Does the card name in the control window physically match the card type in the frame? Is the module properly seated in the frame? Check the positioning of the module in its slot in the frame. Does the Control window indicate the device is ready? The device may be powered off or disconnected from the network.

Pilot Lite Status Bar Reports Not Ready


+ Pilot Lite reports each devices connection status in the status bar. If the connection status message reads Not Ready, check the following: Is the module properly seated in the frame? Check the position of the module in the frame. Is the frame connected to the network? Check the devices network connection.

If the status bar still reports no status or Not Ready for the frame or device, try restarting + Pilot Lite.

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CCS Software Application or Remote Control Panel Does Not Communicate with Module
CCS software applications (such as Pilot, CoPilot, and Navigator) and remote control panels require the purchase and installation of an ICE6800+ module in an FR6802+ frame in order to communicate remotely via Ethernet.

Alarm Query Fails When a Device Reboots


When you reboot a device connected to your PC, the alarm traffic hitting the network may cause an alarm query request to time out and fail. While the query does not automatically retry, it will post an Alarm query failed message to the Diagnostics window. To clear an Alarm query failed message, right-click inside the Diagnostics window, and then select Refresh from the resulting context menu.

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Hardware Communication and Control Issues


Frames Fail to Communicate with the PC after a Power Failure on page 63 Module Does Not Seem to Work on page 63

Frames Fail to Communicate with the PC after a Power Failure


Have you exited the software and restarted since the frame recovered from its power failure? To restore communications between the PC and the frames, ensure that the frames have three or more minutes to recover from the power failure before you exit the application and restart the PC.

Module Does Not Seem to Work


Although the following troubleshooting tips may seem obvious, please take the time to ensure the following: All appropriate rear connections are securely made The board is securely installed (with no bent pins) The frame is turned on

Contacting Customer Service


We are committed to providing round-the-clock, 24-hour service to our customers around the world. Visit the Support section of our Web site at www.broadcast.harris.com/leitch for information on how to contact the Customer Service team in your geographical region.

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Index
Keywords
A
Add Upgrade Files box 20 alarm query failure 62 alarms list 50 application not responding 61 ARC Preset Select parameter 2830 ARC_Ovrscn parameter 31 aspect ratio conversion (ARC) 2831 audio delay specifications 55 audio sync and delay 26

D
default parameter settings 34, 36 delay, audio and video 2426 discovery failure 6061 drag-and-drop method of upgrading 17

F
failure to communicate 63 firmware upgrading 1521 frame power ratings 10 functional block diagram 67

B
back connectors 6

G
genlock specifications 52

C
CCS applications 5763 connectors, back module 6 contacting customer service 63 control and communication problems 5763 control parameters 3647 correcting failed upgrades 18 cross-functional parameter changes 35 custom aspect ratios 28, 30 customer service, contacting 63

H
HD-SDI video input and output specifications 53

I
Input Frame Delay parameter 26 Input Video Standard parameter 27 installing and removing modules 14

J
jumper settings 1213
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L
LED descriptions 4850

precautions, safety xii product servicing ix propagation delay 2425

M
main features 2 manual information viiviii module installation and removal 14 not found 60 status LEDs 50 monitoring LEDs 4849

R
reboot device 62 recalling default parameter settings 34 saved aspect ratio 30 removing and installing modules 14 returning a product ix revision history of the manual vii RoHS-compliance x

N
Navigation Properties box 18, 20 not ready status 61

S
safety precautions xii saving a custom aspect ratio 30 SD/HD-SDI reclocked video output specifications 53 video input specifications 52 setting jumpers 1213 shipping and unpacking a product ix signal flow 67 software upgrading 1521 specifications 5255 audio delay 55 genlock 52 operating temperature 55 power consumption 55 SD/HD-SDI reclocked video output 53 video input 52 upconverted HD-SDI video output 54 standard aspect ratios 28 standards RoHS compliance x WEEE compliance xi status, not ready 61 support documents viii synchronization, audio and video 24

O
on screen display (OSD) 34, 36 operating notes 24 operating temperature specifications 55 Output Video Standard parameter 27 overscan mode 31

P
packing list 11 parameter settings 33 parameters ARC H Offset and ARC V Offset 2830 ARC H Scale and ARC V Scale 2830 ARC Preset Select 2830 ARC_Ovrscn 31 Input Frame Delay 26 Input Video Standard 27 On Screen Display 34 Output Video Standard 27 power consumption specifications 55 failure 63 ratings, frames 10

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T
trademarks and copyrights ii troubleshooting 5763

U
unpacking and shipping a product ix upconverted HD-SDI video output specifications 54 upgrading module software 1521

V
video frame sync and delay 26 synchronizer 24

W
warranty information ii WEEE compliance xi writing conventions viii

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