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USERS MANUAL

Version 4.2

PREFACE
Congratulations! You now have the most advanced
technology available for remote visual inspection. The
VideoProbe XL PRO puts the advantages of video
inspection technology into a single, convenient carrying
case and is in keeping with our continuing goal to
bring you the most current technology in a product
that is practical in the work place. Thank you for
your business.

Overview of Manual
This manual gives you the information you need to
operate and maintain the VideoProbe XL PRO. This
manual was developed for users of all levels to learn,
operate and maintain their XL PRO.
This manual was designed to make operator referencing easier and quicker, and as such is restricted in
scope to instruction on operation of the system. Should
you have a question beyond the scope of this manual,
please call your local sales representative or our
customer service department (listed on back), either
of whom will be happy to assist you.

SYSTEM SYMBOL DESCRIPTION


CAUTION: REFER TO USERS
MANUAL
CAUTION: SURFACES MAY
BE HOT

10AF 250V

FUSE INFORMATION: REPLACE


ONLY WITH SAME TYPE
AND RATING

DESCRIPTION DES SYMBOLES


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AU MANUEL DE LUTILISATEUR

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Table of Contents
System Symbol Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Warnings and Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
System Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

VideoProbe nomenclature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
VideoProbe XL PRO system
components summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Features and Benefits by Model . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

PXL Series - XL PRO Base System . . . . . . . . . . . 11


PXLD Series - XL PRO Digital System . . . . . . . . . 13
PXLA Series- XL PRO Advanced Digital System . 15
PXLM Series - XL PRO Measurement System . . . 16
PLUS Series - XL PRO Enhanced Image & Video . . .
Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Accessories Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching Peripheral Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detachable Probe Tip Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attachment and Removal of Tip Optics . . . . . .
7mm Internal Working Channel Feature . . . . . . .

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How to Operate the XL PRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processor/Light Source Based Controls . . . . . . .
Power On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brightness Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Streaming Video Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CompactFlash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5 in Floppy Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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VideoProbe XL PRO Handpiece Controls . . . . . . .


Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steer-and-Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeze Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Invert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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On-Screen Menu Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Image Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FlashPath Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image and Video Storage - XL PRO Plus . . . .
Image Save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Text Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still Image Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Live Image Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arrow Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Menu Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Split Screen Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Long Exposure Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Singleview Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video Record Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
File Manager Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recall Image, Video and audio . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video Playback Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copy to A:\ Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delete Images Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folder Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erase A: Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time/Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temp Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamp Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Update Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Measurement Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Feature Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Measurement Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PROVIEW (Cursor placement aid) . . . . . . . . . . . .
ShadowProbe Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Distance Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skew Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Depth Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Point-to-Line Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Area Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Segment Length Measurements . . . . . .
Circle Gauge Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . .
StereoProbe Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stereo Measurement Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Length Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Point-to-Line Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Depth Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Area Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Segment Length Measurements . . . . . .
Comparison Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Length Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Point-to-Line Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Area Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Segment Length Measurements . . . . . .
Circle Gauge Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PC Based iVIEW/PC Re-Measurement . . . . . . . 95


Battery/DC Power Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
User Serviceable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Changing Arc Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
AC and DC Fuse Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Storage and Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Appendices
Appendix A Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix B Agency Certifications . . . . . . . . .
Appendix C Probe Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix D Optional Accessories & Parts . . .
Appendix E Instructions for Measurement
Verification Block . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix F Chemical Compatibility . . . . . . . .
Appendix G Creating a LOGO Bitmap File . . .

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WARNINGS AND
PRECAUTIONS
READ: To ensure operator safety, be sure to read and
understand this Operators Manual before using the
system.
POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD: Do not use in
explosive environments.
ACCESSORIES: The accessories listed in the latest
version of this manual are the only accessories that
the manufacturer considers to be suitable for use
with this product.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: The top cover of the
Processor Light Source should never be removed.
Electrical shock hazard exists due to high internal
voltage. There are no user serviceable parts inside the
Processor Light Source except for the lamp and fuse,
which are accessible through the bottom and back
panel, respectively. Refer all service to listed Service
Centers (see SERVICE).
VENTILATION: The Processor/Light Source (PLS) must
have adequate ventilation to prevent overheating. Do
not cover or drape the Processor Light Source. To
ensure adequate airflow, be sure to provide a 3 inch
(7.6cm) distance between the Light Source chassis
and any solid objects. Do not place on a soft surface
that can result in the bottom ventilation holes being
blocked. Operation with the PLS installed in the shipping case is the preferred operational configuration.
FUSES: Replace fuses as marked. See Fuse
Replacement section.
LAMP REPLACEMENT: Use caution when replacing
the lamp, it may be hot. Only use EverestVIT lamp
part number: PXA101 for lamp replacement. Refer to
Lamp Replacement section.
DO NOT OPERATE PROCESSOR/LIGHT SOURCE
(PLS) WITHOUT LAMP CONNECTED TO LAMP
CONNECTOR, DAMAGE TO THE PLS MAY RESULT.
EARTH GROUND REQUIRED / WARNING,
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: Proper use of this
product requires the presence of a protective earth
ground path at the A/C power source. Use of twoconductor extension cords or any other action that
may result in the loss of this ground path are in violation of the products safe operating requirements.
Warning: ULTRAVIOLET, INFRARED, AND INTENSE
VISIBLE RADIATION EMITTED FROM THE LAMP
SOURCE. SKIN OR EYE INJURY MAY RESULT.
1. Avoid exposure of eyes and skin to lamp and fiber
bundle output while in operation.
2. Do not operate the light source without the power
plug/fiber optic cable installed.
3. Turn off the light source or turn the brightness control to minimum when changing the optical
tips at the end of the insertion tube.
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WARNING: Always turn off Processor/Light Source


before disconnecting VideoProbe power plug from
the Processor/Light Source to reduce Risk of High
Intensity Light Exposure To Eyes!
WARNING: Use of any piece of this equipment in a
manner not specified by the manufacturer may impair
the products ability to protect the user from harm.
WARNING: The VideoProbe XL PRO and its working
tools should never come in direct contact with any
voltage or current source. Damage to the equipment
and/or electrical shock to the operator may result!
The XL PRO may be disconnected from the AC power
mains supply by disconnecting the power cord from
the mains power source.

AVERTISSEMENTS ET
PRCAUTIONS DEMPLOI
LISEZ : Pour assurer la scurit de loprateur, prenez
bien soin de lire et de comprendre ce manuel de
lutilisateur avant de vous servir de lappareil.
DANGER DEXPLOSION POSSIBLE : Nutilisez pas
dans des milieux dflagrants.
ACCESSOIRES : Les accessoires numrs dans le
prsent manuel sont les seuls accessoires que le fabricant considre appropris lusage de ce produit.
DANGER DE DCHARGE LECTRIQUE : Le couvercle
du dessus de la source de lumire et de traitement
ne devrait jamais tre enlev. Il existe un danger de
dcharge lectrique cause dune tension interne
leve. Il ny a pas de parties rparables par lusager
dans la source de lumire et de traitement sauf la
lampe et le fusible, qui sont accessibles par les
faces du dessous et de larrire. Confiez toutes les
rparations aux Centres de services mentionns
(voir SERVICE).
VENTILATION : La source de lumire et de traitement
doit bnficier dune bonne ventilation pour viter
la surchauffe. Ne couvrez ou nenveloppez pas la
source de lumire et de traitement. Pour assurer
un coulement de lair adquat, ne manquez pas de
laisser un espace de 3 po (7,6 cm) entre le botier de
la source de lumire et tout objet solide. Ne dposez
pas sur une surface molle, ce qui pourrait rsulter
dans un blocage des trous de ventilation du dessous.
FUSIBLES : Remplacez les fusibles comme cela vous
est indiqu. Reportez-vous la section portant sur le
Remplacement du fusible.

REMPLACEMENT DE LA LAMPE : Faites preuve de


prudence au moment de remplacer la lampe, elle
pourrait tre chaude. Nutilisez que le n de pice
de lampe EverestVIT PXA101 pour son remplacement. Reportez-vous la section portant sur le
Remplacement de la lampe.
NE FAITES PAS FONCTIONNER LA SOURCE DE
LUMIRE ET DE TRAITEMENT SANS AVOIR
BRANCH LA LAMPE AU CONNECTEUR DE LAMPE.
MISE LA TERRE OBLIGATOIRE / AVERTISSEMENT,
DANGER DE DCHARGE LECTRIQUE : Une utilisation approprie du prsent produit ncessite la
prsence dun trajet protecteur de mise la terre
raccord la source de courant alternatif. Lutilisation
de cordons rallonge deux conducteurs ou toute
autre action qui risque dentraner la disparition de ce
trajet de mise la terre enfreint les rgles dusage
scuritaire du produit.
ATTENTION : LES MISSIONS DULTRAVIOLETS ET
DINFRAROUGE ET LINTENSIT LUMINEUSE DU
GNRATEUR DE LUMIRE SONT SUSCEPTIBLES DE
CAUSER DES DOMMAGES AUX YEUX ET LA PEAU.
1. Ne pas exposer les yeux et/ou la peau lclairage
de la lampe et/ou la fibre optique pendant le fonctionnement de lappareil
2. Ne pas mettre en route le gnrateur de lumire
sans avoir connect la sonde
3. Eteindre le gnrateur de lumire lorsque vous
voulez changer les objectifs de visualisation et/ou
de mtrologie lextrmit de la sonde camra
AVERTISSEMENT : teignez toujours la source de
lumire et de traitement avant den dbrancher
la fiche dalimentation VideoProbe pour rduire le
risque dexposition des yeux la lumire haute
intensit !
AVERTISSEMENT : Lutilisation de toute pice de cet
quipement dune faon non dcrite par le fabricant
risque de nuire la capacit du produit de protger
lutilisateur contre des blessures.
AVERTISSEMENT : La sonde VideoProbe XL PRO et
ses pices dquipement ne devraient jamais entrer
en contact direct avec une source de tension ou
de courant quelconque. Cela pourrait endommager
lquipement, provoquer llectrocution de loprateur
ou les deux vnements pourraient sensuivre !
La sonde XL PRO peut tre dbranche de
lalimentation secteur en alternatif en dsaccouplant
le cordon dalimentation de la source dalimentation
secteur.

HELPFUL HINTS
The electronic joystick has a different feel than
the conventional mechanical knobs and a few minutes practice will enhance your understanding of its
advantages. Practice fine tip movements by moving
the joystick small amounts and pausing to observe
on the monitor the time required for the electronics
to respond.
Maximize articulation capability by minimizing the
coiling of unused insertion tube length. Bends in the
insertion tube decrease the effectiveness of the pushpull steering cable mechanism.
Tip articulation can generally be increased by
straightening the probe to its full length, holding the
distal end of stiff insertion tube (just before articulation section), and shaking it vigorously to loosen
clumped lubricant throughout the tube length.
Do not stress the articulation section during this
operation!
Be sure to notice the view orientation advantage of
the monitor compared to an eyepiece. Regardless of
how the probe has been rotated or turned, forward
movement of the joystick always directs the view
on the monitor up. Similarly, a backward movement
always looks further down, left looks left and right
looks right (Up/Down is reversed when using a side
view tip). Understanding this consistent orientation of
the joystick to monitor images makes manipulation of
the tip much easier than it has been in the past.
Get longer life from your Processor/Light Source lamp
by avoiding frequent turning on and off.
If the probe ever becomes difficult to insert into its
storage tube, clean out the tube and lubricate the
probe with a light silicone oil. This problem can
normally be prevented by cleaning the probe before
storage each time it is used.
When using the detachable lens optics, always
keep them clean and dry. See Cleaning in the
Maintenance section.
Clean the window in the tip section (camera head)
frequently. Often a fuzzy image is due to dirt on the
window.
Articulating Section / Insertion Tube: Avoid pointed
objects that can penetrate the tubes outer sheath.
Return probe for repair at the first sign of penetration.
NOTE: Articulating Section: Pulling or twisting this
section can separate it from the insertion tube. Return
the probe for repair at the first sign of separation. Also,
reduce the possibility of damage to the articulating tip
by repositioning it to a neutral, forward position with the
Home feature before withdrawing it from equipment
or storing the probe in the case.
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SYSTEM OVERVIEW
All models of the VideoProbe XL PRO have two primary
components: the VideoProbe and a Processor/Light
Source (PLS). Both of these items are stored in a
single, rugged shipping case.
System Components
(All Models)

Processor/Light Source

Shipping Case

VideoProbe

Figure 1

VideoProbe Nomenclature
(All Models)
Figure 1 shows the primary components used on all
models of the VideoProbe XL PRO product line. The
XL PRO may be ordered with either a 3.9mm, 5.0mm,
6.1mm, 7.3mm, or 8.4mm diameter insertion tube and
tip, and in various insertion tube lengths. The variations
in the hand-piece for each model of VideoProbe XL
PRO are shown in the Product Features by Model
section.
The hand-piece of the VideoProbe controls most of the
functions available on the product. The placement of
the probes controls ensures that the most frequently
used functions are easiest to reach. Some buttons
around the joystick are redundant to facilitate right or
left-handed operation.
VideoProbe Components Identification
5 LCD Monitor

Torsional
Strain Relief

Power
Plug

Microphone

Data Label
Insertion Tube

Push-Release
Latch

Key Pad
Joystick
Tip Section
Articulating
Section

Handpiece

Figure 2

Power Tube

VideoProbe XL PRO System


Components Summary
All VideoProbe XL PRO systems contain the following
major components:
Storage/Operating Case with telescoping handle
and wheels
XL PRO Operators Manual
Processor/Light Source (PLS)
VideoProbe
Power Cord
Neck Strap
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Sun Visor
Headguard (protective tip installed on end of probe)

VideoProbe XL PRO Model Numbers


Different models of the XL PRO product line contain
controls and/or interfaces that support features unique
to each model. The following models of the XL PRO
product line are currently available:
Model
PXL
PXLD
PXLA

PXLM

Description
Base Model: VideoProbe XL PRO
Digital Model: VideoProbe XL PRO
with digital storage features
Advanced Digital Model: VideoProbe XL
PRO with Advanced digital storage and
image processing features, and
comparison based measurements
Measurement Model: VideoProbe XL PRO
with digital storage, image processing,
and shadow and stereo measurement
capabilities

VideoProbe XL PRO Model


Numbering System
Product Numbering System
Example:

PXLD
XXXX

6
X

20 A PAL SYS
XX X XXX XXX

Model Designation

PXL, PXLD, PXLA, PXLM

Probe Diameter (mm)


3, 5, 6, 7, 8

Probe Length (x100mm)*

10, 15, 20, 25, 26, 30, 32, 35, 45, 60, 75

Product Generation
A,B, C, D**
Image Format
PAL=PAL No Entry=NTSC

Product Configuration***
SYS, SET, UNT

* Not all probe lengths are available in each probe diameter


** Product Generations C and D apply only to XL PRO PLUS Series
*** SYS indicates a full system including VideoProbe, PLS, case and
accessories described above.
SET indicates a full system with accessories, but without a PLS.
UNT indicates a VideoProbe only (no case, PLS, or accessories).

Figure 3

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FEATURES & BENEFITS


BY MODEL NUMBER
The following paragraphs and illustrations in this
section provide an overview of the primary system
components and features & benefits associated with
each VideoProbe XL PRO model.

PXL Series - XL PRO Base System


PXL System Primary Components:
PXL VideoProbe
PLS500-A Processor/Light Source
Shipping Case

PXL System Features and Benefits


Intuitive, One-handed Operation featuring patented
joystick camera control and All-Way tip articulation
for unmatched control of camera orientation
Steer-and-Stay function locks the probe articulation and allows for fine articulation control, and holds
the tip position when the joystick is released.
Home / Return to Center function allows for reorientation of probe to a straight direction during
probe articulation, and easier withdrawal from
insertions.
High-resolution Camera for clear, true-color images
(see Specifications section for details).
50 Watt Welch Allyn Solarc
SoLamp Metal Halide
arc lamp for high light output and true colors
Lamp Intensity and Gain Control allows for manual
control of probe illumination and image brightness.
This provides control necessary to obtain optimal
image quality in highly reflective environments.
Image Brightness Control allows image brightness shown on the LCD and external monitors to be
adjusted. (LCD and LCD buttons)
Video Outputs - Composite & S-Video outputs for
external monitors or recording.
Instant, Cableless Setup - plug it in and youre
ready to inspect.
Titanium Camera Head construction for superior
camera protection.
Torsional Strain Relief - allows insertion tube to be
rotated independently from hand-piece.
Portability - single shipping case designed for
system; immediate use, no cable connections to
be made.
Durable articulation cables are capable of
withstanding a force three times greater than the
force produced by the internal servo motors.
Internal Working Channel (7mm Series Only) allows tools to be inserted through the probe to
measure, gauge, grasp, hook, or magnetically adhere
to target items.
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AC/DC Operation - 100/240 VAC and +12VDC input


power connections for international or portable
operation.
Upgradeable to PXLD, PXLA or PXLM. Preserves
investment in the system by allowing upgrades to
higher feature models
Model PXL Hand-piece

Figure 4

Processor/Light Source (PLS500-A)


Included With PXL Model Probe
PLS500-A Front Panel
Brightness Control Knob
Power
Indicator
Lamp

Power
On/Off
Switch

PLS 500

Composite
Video Out

Power Plug
Receptacle

S-Video Out

Figure 5

PLS500-A Rear Panel


Fan
DC Fuse (1)

AC Power Input

AC Fuses (2)

DC Power Input
Model No.
Serial No.

RS232 Connector
(Not for Customer Use)

Figure 6

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PXLD Series - XL PRO Digital System


PXLD System Primary Components:
PXLD VideoProbe
PLS500D-A Processor/Light Source
PXLD iVIEW Software Platform
Shipping Case

PXLD System Features and Benefits


(Includes features of PXL Series plus...)
Freeze Frame for temporary image capture or
additional image manipulation.
Digital Zoom for quick and accurate close-up
inspections up to 3x zoom capability.
Pan on Zoomed Image user can select pan-only or
steer-only mode while zoom feature is activated.
Image Invert flips image horizontally (corrects for
side view prism inversion).
Drop-down menu system to allow easy access to
advanced functions.
International Language Support choose language
for all on-screen displays via setup menu.
Integrated Software/File Management to create
and name file folders, to capture, store, recall, and
delete images from or between the internal system
flash memory and the integrated floppy disk drive.
Image files may be either .JPG or .BMP file output for
personal computer compatibility.
Internal Flash Memory - allows for fast, permanent
image storage and retrieval.
3.5 Floppy Disk Drive facilitates ease of file transfer
and compatibility with personal computers.
FlashPath Floppy Disk support for high capacity
FlashPath floppy disk adapter which uses SmartMedia
flash memory cards.
Voice Annotation - voice comments may be recorded for easy documentation. Audio is recorded using
.WAV file format. Playback via speaker or line-out.
Arrow Placement Annotation - allows permanent
placement on image to point out areas of interest,
i.e.: cracks, defects, etc.
Live Audio Output - menu accessed feature allows
live audio to be provided at audio output jack for connection to an audio/video recording device.
External Video Inputs - allows use of basic digital
system functions with video input from a source other
than the VideoProbe.
Text Annotation - allows text to be added to any live,
frozen or stored image. Characters may be added by
using the joystick, or attaching a PS/2 compatible
keyboard.
Logo Bitmap - allows a user supplied logo to appear
on live view and captured images.
Text Overlay Recall - allows for up to 40 screens
of text to be stored for future use in overlaying onto
captured images.
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Fine/Coarse Articulation - user selectable system


articulation response. Allows user to choose tip movement speed to meet inspection needs.
Tip Position Map - shows current tip position relative
to total possible tip positions.
Remote Control - iVIEW Remote allows all functions
to be remotely controlled by a PC. Allows live video to
be captured on a PC.
Temperature Warning - enables temperature warning when tip operating temperature approaches 80 C
(176 F). (Available only on 6.1 mm, 7.3 mm and 8.4
mm diameter VideoProbes).
Upgradeable to PXLA or PXLM.
Model PXLD Hand-piece

Figure 7

Processor/Light Source (PLS500D-A) Included with


PXLD, PXLA and PXLM Model Probes
Front Panel
Built-in Speaker

Brightness Control Knob


Power
Indicator
Lamp

3.5 Inch
Floppy
Disk Drive

Power
On/Off
Switch

Line-Level
Audio-Out
Jack

Power Plug
Receptacle

Speaker Volume PS/2 Style Composite


Control Knob
Keyboard Video Out
Connector

S-Video Out

Composite
Video In

S-Video In

Figure 8

Model PLS500D-A Processor/Light Source


Rear Panel
Fan
DC Fuse (1)

AC Power Input

AC Fuses (2)

DC Power Input
Model No.
Serial No.

Figure 9

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RS232 Connector
(Not for Customer Use)

PXLA Series - XL PRO Advanced


Digital System
PXLA System Primary Components:
PXLA VideoProbe
PLS500D-A Processor/Light Source
PXLA iVIEW Software Platform
Shipping Case

PXLA System Features and Benefits


(Includes features of PXLD Series plus...)
Split screen for fast side by side image comparison.
Allows for image pan function on selected active half
screen which provides full image access on just half
of a screen. Allows storage of split screen images
shown on hand-piece display.
Long Exposure Mode for added image brightness in
low light inspection target conditions.
Comparison Based Measurements allows
measurements to be calculated based upon a
comparison to a known reference dimension in a frozen or recalled image.
iVIEW PC PC Based Re-Measurement Software
allows images captured by PXLA system, or other
graphic image capture devices, to be measured
based upon a known reference dimension in the
stored image. iVIEW PC is available at no charge to
VideoProbe PXLA customers through the Everest
VIT web site.
PROVIEW - When performing measurements,
PROVIEW can be enabled to aid in cursor placement.
PROVIEW transforms the onscreen measurement
image to invert the brightness and enhance the
image; creating a color effect similar to a photographic negative.
Upgradeable System to PXLM containing
ShadowProbe and StereoProbe measurement
capability.
Model PXLA Hand-piece

Figure 10

PXLA Processor/Light Source


The PLS500D-A is included with PXLA Systems.
(See Figures 8 & 9 for PLS500D illustrations)

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PXLM Series - XL PRO Measurement


System
PXLM System Primary Components:
PXLM VideoProbe
PLS500D-A Processor/Light Source
PXLM iVIEW Software Platform
Forward and side view measurement tips, using
either ShadowProbe or StereoProbe technology
(see Appendix C for part numbers of tips based on
probe diameter)
Shipping Case

PXLM System Features and Benefits


(Includes features of PXLA Series plus...)
ShadowProbe Measurements: Perpendicular
measurements of distance, multi-segment length,
area and depth, and skew measurements of
length based upon ShadowProbe technology using
ShadowProbe tip optics.
StereoProbe Measurements: Length, point-to-line,
multi-segment length, area, and depth measurements on perpendicular or skewed surfaces using
StereoProbe tip optics.
Enhanced Distance Measurement Tools: Circle
Gauge (Go/No-Go), Point to Line, and Video Caliper
screen based measurements for quick, accurate
inspections.
PC Based Re-Measurement Software: iVIEW PC
Stored images may be transferred to a PC which
runs iVIEW PC shadow, stereo, or comparison
Re-Measurement software. Allows additional
measurements to be performed on stored images.
Available at no charge to VideoProbe PXLM Series
customers through the Everest VIT website.
Certificate of Conformance: All PXLM systems are
shipped with a certificate of Conformance, which
indicates that the PLXM system has been tested for
measurement accuracy using NIST traceable standards.
Verification Block: All PXLM series XL PROs are
shipped with a NIST traceable measurement verification tool to allow users to verify measurement system
accuracy.
Model PXLM Hand-piece

Figure 11

Model PXLM Processor/Light Source

The PLS500D-A is included with PXLM Systems.


(See Figure 8 & 9 for PLS500D illustrations)
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XL PRO PLUS Series - XL PRO


Enhanced Image and Video Capture
XL PRO Plus System Primary Components:
Available ONLY on PXLA and PXLM series
PLS500D-C Processor/Light Source
Internal CompactFlash Drive
USB streaming video cable
Shipping Case

XL PRO PLUS System Features and Benefits


(Includes features of PXLA or PXLM Series plus...)
CompactFlash Data Storage: CompactFlash (Type I)
Video Storage - DVD quality MPEG2-VGA, MPEG1, Still
Image Storage, Accepts all Type I CompactFlash cards
(any capacity).
Streaming Video: 1/4 VGA Streaming Video via USB
port.
Enhanced Internal Flash Memory: 32MB of internal flash memory for image and video storage and
retrieval.
Processor/Light Source (PLS500D-C) Included with
XL PRO Plus

Figure 12

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SYSTEM SETUP
The VideoProbe XL PRO comes assembled and ready
to use. Just open the case, plug it in and turn it on. The
system may be operated on AC or DC power, with the
Processor/Light Source (PLS) stored or removed from
the case. It may be operated as a stand alone system
or in conjunction with a VCR, external monitor or other
video peripheral equipment. The following setup directions apply to all models.
1. AC Power: If using AC power, connect the AC power
cord from the PLS to 110v or 220v AC outlet.
DC Power: If using DC power, remove the PLS from
the case and disconnect the AC cord. Connect the DC
cable from an XL PRO Battery set or a compatible DC
power source to the DC jack on the rear panel of the
PLS (see Battery/DC Powered Operation).
2. Verify that the VideoProbes power plug is securely
latched into the PLSs Probe Power Plug Receptacle,
before removing the VideoProbe from the case.
Remove the VideoProbe from the case holding the
hand-piece with one hand while positioning the
insertion tube with the other.
3. Turn on the power switch located on the PLSs front
panel. When system power is on, a green power indicator lamp located on the front panel will illuminate.
4. Adjust the Brightness Control knob fully counterclockwise until it clicks into the Auto position.
5. An image should appear on the units LCD.
Note:
LCD may require a 5 to 20 minute warm-up period
in temperatures below 32F (0C).
PXLD, PXLA, and PXLM systems contain an embedded
computer system which may take up to 20 seconds
to power up before digital image processing and
storage features become available.

Accessories Setup
Accessory devices may be attached as needed as
described below:
Probe Neck Strap: Connect the neck strap into the
threaded hole in the bottom of the VideoProbe
hand-piece.
Sun Visor: Slides over the hand-piece frame around
the LCD.

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Attaching Peripheral Devices:


Video Output: All models of the XL PRO provide both
Composite video and S-video output connectors on
the front panel of the PLS. Connect to the peripheral
devices Video In input connector. Video Cables are
available as accessories.
Video Inputs: The PXLD, PXLA and PXLM models provide Composite video and S-video input connectors on
the front panel of the PLS, which allow the VideoProbe
XL PRO to capture, manipulate and store video from
external sources. Use the appropriate composite or
S-video cables (available as accessories) to connect to
the PLS Video Input connector
(see Processor/Light Source Video Inputs).
Audio Output: PXLD, PXLA, and PXLM models provide
an RCA jack, which provides line level audio output.
The system may be configured to provide continuous
live audio from the hand-piece microphone, or just to
output audio during stored image audio clip playback
operation (see Setup Menu Audio).
USB Cable: The PXLA and PXLM XL PRO Plus models
contain a USB connection on the front panel of the
PLS, which provides a continuous live video stream
from the VideoProbe. (see Processor/Light Source
- USB Streaming Video Port).

Detachable Tip Optics (Probe Tips):


Specifications: See Detachable Tip Optics section
in Appendix C
C.
The VideoProbe XL PRO contains a fixed focus optical
system which is designed with a large depth of field and
does not require operator focus. Depth of field, field of
view and direction of view can be varied by selecting the
appropriate optical tip for the probe. See APPENDIX C
section for listing of all available optical tips, as well as
definitions of the terms depth of field and field of view.
Caution
Damage to the tip attachment mechanism may occur if
the VideoProbe is operated without a probe tip or protective headguard in place.
Notice
Do not use probe tips from earlier generation VideoProbe
products on the XL PRO unless their part number is
listed in Appendix C, as they will produce poorer quality
images compared to XL PRO tips.

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Attachment & Removal of Tip Optics


3.9mm Probes

*Please refer to the assembly instructions below for the


lens optics corresponding to the table below.

Part Number
PXT480FG
PXT480FG-T
PXTM45050FG

Color Code
None
Silver (Tip Tool)
Black

Assembly:
Grasp head of the probe and push on tip tool
assembly.
Squeeze knurled tip tool tabs and rotate clockwise
until tip tool slips.
Pull tool up and off head of probe.
Pull on tip gently to ensure tip is securely attached.
Removal:
Grasp head of the probe and push on tip tool.
Squeeze knurled tip tool tabs and rotate counter
clockwise until tip is free of probe.
Pull tip tool assembly up and off head of probe.
Part Number
PXT480SG
PTX480SG-T
PXTM45050SG

Color Code
Brown
Brown (Tip Tool)
Blue

Assembly:
Grasp head of the probe and push on tip tool
assembly.
Squeeze knurled tip tool tabs and rotate clockwise
until tip tool slips.
Pull tool up and off head of probe.
Pull on tip gently to ensure tip is securely attached.
Removal:
Grasp head of the probe and push on tip tool.
Squeeze knurled tip tool tabs and rotate counter
clockwise until tip is free of probe.
Pull tip tool assembly up and off head of probe.
NOTE: Tip tool assembly (tip tool and tip optic) is stored
assembled in the tip case when tip is not in use.
Do not use any removal tools other than the supplied
EVIT tip tool.
CAUTION: DO NOT FORCE THE DETACHABLE
LENS OPTICS ON OR OFF. TWISTING THE
BENDING NECK MAY DAMAGE PROBE.
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Attachment & Removal of Tip Optics


5.0mm Probes

*Please refer to the assembly instructions below for the


lens optics corresponding to the table below.

Part Number
PXT550FF
PXT5100FG
PTXT550FG
PXTM56060FG

Color Code
None
Black
White
Black

Assembly:
Grasp head of probe and rotate the tip clockwise until
it engages the first set of threads. Take care not to
cross the threads. Continue to rotate the tip, pushing
down gently until the second set of threads is engaged.
Tighten the tip finger tight, NEVER USE A TOOL TO
TIGHTEN THE TIPS. Pull on the tip gently to ensure it is
securely attached.
Disassembly:
Grasp head of probe and rotate the tip counterclockwise until it is free of the first set of threads. Gently
pull the tip forward (away from the probe) and rotate it
counterclockwise again until it is free of the probe.
Take care not to cross the threads when attaching and
removing these tips.
Part Number
PXT580SN
PTX5100SG
PXT550SG
PXTM54545SG

Color Code
Green
Blue
Red
Blue

Assembly:
Grasp head of probe and rotate the tip clockwise until
it engages the first set of threads. Take care not to
cross the threads. Continue to rotate the tip, pushing
down gently until the second set of threads is engaged.
Tighten the tip finger tight, NEVER USE A TOOL TO
TIGHTEN THE TIPS. Pull on the tip gently to ensure it is
securely attached.
Disassembly:
Grasp head of probe and rotate the tip counterclockwise until it is free of the first set of threads. Gently
pull the tip forward (away from the probe) and rotate it
counterclockwise again until it is free of the probe.
Take care not to cross the threads when attaching and
removing these tips
CAUTION: DO NOT FORCE THE DETACHABLE
LENS OPTICS ON OR OFF. TWISTING THE
BENDING NECK MAY DAMAGE PROBE.
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Attachment & Removal of Tip Optics


6.1mm Probes

*Please refer to the assembly instructions below for the


lens optics corresponding to the table below.

Part Number
XT650FF
XT650FG
XT6100FG
XT690FF
PXT680FN
XTM650SG

Color Code
None
White
Black
Yellow
Orange
Green

Part Number
PXT650FF
PXT650FG
PXT6100FG
PXT690FF
XTM650FG
XTM650SN

Color Code
None
White
Black
Yellow
White
Blue

Assembly:
Align the green dot on the
detachable lens optics
with the green dot on
probe head. Gently push
the detacable lens optics
onto the probe head. Rotate clockwise until the locking
wire snaps in place.
Disassembly:
Push the locking wire toward the detachable lens
optics face. Rotate counterclockwise and remove the
detachable lens optics from the probe head.
Part Number Color Code
Part Number Color Code
XT650SF
Brown
XT650SG
Green
PXT650SG
Green
XT6100SG
Blue
XT680SN
Red
PXT6100SG Blue
PXT680SN
Red
Assembly:
Align the green dot on
the detachable lens
optics with the green
dot on probe head.
Gently push the detachable lens optics onto the probe
head, aligning the bayonet slots, and rotate gently
clockwise until the lens locks in place.
Disassembly:
To remove the detachable lens optics, slide the pin
away from probe head and gently rotate counterclockwise. Remove the detachable lens optics from the
probe head and store in the protective case.
Part Number Color Code
PXTM66060FG Black
Assembly:
Line up green dots of tip
and head. Push tip onto
head and rotate tip
clockwise approximately
20 degrees. You should feel the tip snap on crisply.
Disassembly:
Lift up on the removal tab while rotating the tip counterclockwise. (The removal tab is the exposed part of
the black inner piece approximately opposite of the
green dot.) The tip should come off easily. Do not force
it.

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CAUTION: DO NOT FORCE THE DETACHABLE


LENS OPTICS ON OR OFF. TWISTING THE
BENDING NECK MAY DAMAGE PROBE.

Attachment & Removal of Tip Optics


6.1mm Probes continued
*Please refer to the assembly instructions below for the lens
optics corresponding to the table below.

Part Number Color Code


PXTM65050SG Blue
Assembly:
Line up green dots of tip
and head. Push tip onto
head and rotate tip
clockwise approximately
20 degrees. You should
feel the tip snap on crisply.
Disassembly:
Lift up on the removal tab while rotating the tip counterclockwise. (The removal tab is the exposed part of
the black inner piece approximately opposite of the
green dot.) The tip should come off easily. Do not force it.

Attachment & Removal of Tip Optics


7.3mm Probes
*Please refer to the assembly instructions below for the lens
optics corresponding to the table below.

Part Number Color Code


Part Number Color Code
PXT750FG
White
PXT7100FG Black
PXT750FF
None
PXTM750FG White
PTXM76060FG Black
Assembly:
Grasp head of probe and
rotate the tip clockwise
until it engages the first
set of threads. Take care
not to cross the threads.
Continue to rotate the tip, pushing down gently until
the second set of threads is engaged. Tighten the tip
finger tight, NEVER USE A TOOL TO TIGHTEN THE TIPS.
Pull on the tip gently to ensure it is securely attached.
Disassembly:
Grasp head of probe and rotate the tip counterclockwise until it is free of the first set of threads. Gently
pull the tip forward (away from the probe) and rotate it
counterclockwise again until it is free of the probe.
Take care not to cross the threads when attaching and
removing these tips.
Part Number Color Code
PXT750SG
Green
PXT750SF
Brown
PXTM750SG Green
PXTM75050SG Blue

Part Number
PXT7100SG
PXT780SN
PXTM750SN

Color Code
Blue
Red
Blue

Assembly:
Grasp head of probe and
rotate the tip clockwise
until it engages the first
set of threads. Take care
not to cross the threads.
Continue to rotate the tip, pushing down gently until
the second set of threads is engaged. Tighten the tip
finger tight, NEVER USE A TOOL TO TIGHTEN THE TIPS.
Pull on the tip gently to ensure it is securely attached.
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Disassembly:
Grasp head of probe and rotate the tip counterclockwise until it is free of the first set of threads. Gently
pull the tip forward (away from the probe) and rotate
it counterclockwise again until it is free of the probe.
Take care not to cross the threads when attaching and
removing these tips.

Attachment & Removal of Tip Optics


8.4mm Probes

*Please refer to the assembly instructions below for the


lens optics corresponding to the table below.

Part Number
XT850FF
PXT850FG
PXT8100FG

Color Code
None
White
Black

Part Number
XT850FG
XT8100FG
XT890FF

Color Code
White
Black
Yellow

Assembly:
Align the green dot
on the detachable
lens optics with the
green dot on probe
head. Gently push
the detachable lens optics onto the probe head. Rotate
clockwise until the locking wire snaps in place.
Disassembly:
Push the locking wire toward the detachable lens
optics face. Rotate counterclockwise and remove the
detachable lens optics from the probe head.
Part Number Color Code
Part Number Color Code
XT850SF
Brown
PXT850SG
Green
PXT8100SG Blue
PXT880SN
Red
XT850SG
Green
XT8100SG
Blue
XT880SN
Red
Assembly:
Align the green dot
on the detachable
lens optics with the
green dot on probe
head. Gently push
the detachable lens optics onto the probe head. Rotate
clockwise until the locking wire snaps in place.
Disassembly:
Push the locking wire toward the detachable lens
optics face. Rotate counterclockwise and remove the
detachable lens optics from the probe head.
CAUTION: DO NOT FORCE THE DETACHABLE
LENS OPTICS ON OR OFF. TWISTING THE BEN
DING NECK MAY DAMAGE PROBE.

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7.3mm Internal Working Channel


Feature
(Available in all 4 models: PXL, PXLD, PXLA & PXLM)
The Internal Working Channel
The internal working channel is only available in the
7.3mm model. This channel has a 1.6mm I.D. and
allows use of micro tools together with forward-viewing
optical tips to perform a number of measurement and
retrieval tasks.
Tools must be matched to the length of the insertion
tube, because the cable running through the channel to
the hand-piece is mated to the tool. Tools are designed
to be installed from a specified end of the probe,
depending on the particular tool. (See instruction
manual supplied with the tools for proper installation
of tools.)
The tools available for the 7.3mm probe are:
(shown in Figure 13)
(a) Small (4mm) and large (8mm) magnet retrieval tools.
(Small magnet tool shown installed in probe)
(b) 3 prong gripper
(c) Hook tool
(d) 0.055 inch comparitor gauge
(e) Small alligator
(f) Large alligator
(g) Loop/Snare
(h) Brush
Working Channel Tools

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

Figure 13

For additional information on the 7.3mm working channel tools, refer to the 7.3mm Tool Manual, EVIT part
number XA161.

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HOW TO OPERATE THE XL PRO


Overview
The VideoProbe XL PRO is equipped with the latest
in video borescope technology. A fiber-optic bundle
illuminates the inspection area with light generated by
a new state-of-the-art 50 watt Welch Allyn Solarc
So- arc
lamp in the Processor/Light Source (PLS). A miniature
camera assembly in the VideoProbes Tip Section converts the optical image into an electronic image. This
image is carried back through the probe and displayed
on the color LCD, which is built into the probe
hand-piece.
WARNING: PROBE IS GROUNDED! Do not allow
the Insertion Tube, Probe Tip Section, or working
channel tools to come into contact with a source
of electrical current/voltage. Doing so may result
in personal injury or permanent damage to the
VideoProbe or inspected equipment.
Different models of the XL PRO contain controls and
support functions that are unique to each model. This
section describes the operation of all functions available
in all models of the XL PRO product line. The XL PRO
models that support each feature are listed in parentheses after each feature. Refer to Features and Benefits
by Model Number for a summary of the functions
available in each model of the XL PRO.

PROCESSOR/LIGHT SOURCE (PLS)


BASED CONTROLS
Power On/Off System Power Control:
(All VideoProbe models)
Access

Switch on Front Panel of PLS

Operation This switch both powers the system and


ignites the arc lamp. To prolong lamp life,
minimize switching on and off. Also, the
lamp requires a cool down period of
approximately 10 seconds after shut-off,
before being turned on again.
NOTES:

If the PLS is turned from on to off, and


then immediately back to on, the lamp
may not ignite.
arc lamp requires
The Solarc
Soapproximately 90 seconds to reach
full intensity and true color
temperature from a cold start.

Brightness Control Probe Illumination:


(All VideoProbe models)
Access

Knob on Front Panel of PLS

Operation When the Brightness Control knob is in the


Auto position, the system automatically
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adjusts the cameras gain and electronic


shutter parameters for optimum image
brightness under most conditions.
The lamp shutter is set for maximum light
output when the knob is set to Auto.
When the knob is rotated clockwise from
its detent Auto position to Manual, the
image brightness goes from maximum to
minimum by initially setting the gain to
maximum, and then by attenuating the
gain and the mechanical light vane. Turn
control fully clockwise for minimal light
output before changing optical tips. The
Manual position may be preferred under
certain conditions such as an inspection of
highly reflective surfaces.

Volume Control Internal Speaker:


(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Access

Knob on Front Panel of PLS

Operation Rotation of knob controls volume of


speaker built into PLS. Voice annotation
(.wav files) stored previously with captured images may be played back through
the speaker. This knob does not affect the
signal level of the audio output present on
the RCA jack.

Audio Output RCA Jack


(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Access

RCA jack on front panel of PLS500D.

Operation Line Level audio is supplied on the audio


output jack. When stored .WAV files are
played, the line level audio signal is present on the RCA jack.
A setup menu option allows live audio to
be picked up on the VideoProbes microphone, and be provided as a line level
audio signal on the PLS500D audio output
jack (see Setup Menu Audio).

Video Inputs Composite and S-Video:


(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Access

Connectors Located on Front Panel of PLS

Operation Connect an external sources Video Out


via composite or S-video cable to the
PLS500Ds composite (BNC) or S-Video
Video In connector. Most image storage
and annotation functions which may be
performed on images captured by the XL
PRO may also be performed on video input
from external devices (such as cameras).
Selection of the external source of video
information to be displayed and or stored
is determined by automatic sensing
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and switching. When an external input


is detected, the PLS500D automatically
switches and it will switch to the next
input if another is added. The last input
connected to Video In will be displayed.

Keyboard Input External Keyboard:


(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Access

miniDIN connector on front panel of


PLS500D.

Operation Connect a PS/2 compatible keyboard into


the miniDIN circular connector receptacle
located on the PLS500D front panel.
Text annotation may be added to live or
frozen images using an external keyboard
or the probes joystick.
On a live or frozen image, press MENU,
and select ANNOTATION (see Text
Annotation).

USB Streaming Video Port USB Cable:


(XL PRO PLUS)
Access

USB streaming video port on front panel of


the PLS500D-C.

Operation Connect one end of the USB cable to the


USB streaming video port and the other
end to the USB connector on a PC.
Streaming video may be recorded or
snapshots may be captured to the PCs
hard disk.
Note: Requires video capture software (i.e. MGI
VideoWave III SE) or equivalent installed on PC. CDROM with video capture software is included with each
XL PRO Plus system.

CompactFlash (CF) Drive:


(XL PRO PLUS)
Access

CompactFlash Type I slot on front panel of


the PLS500D-C.

Operation Insert Type I CompactFlash card.


To store still images or video files see
Video Record Operation and Switch
Drive to select A:\ drive.

3.5 in Floppy Drive:


(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D)
Access

3.5 in floppy drive on front panel of


PLS500D.

Operation Insert formatted 3.5 in floppy disk or


FlashPath adapter disk.
See Image Save to operate
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See Image Storage for additional info.

VIDEOPROBE XL PRO HAND-PIECE


CONTROLS
The hand-piece of the more advanced feature models
of the XL PRO product line contains additional buttons
which directly control features, or which control onscreen menu functions which are not present in the
basic models.

Joystick Tip Articulation:


(All VideoProbe models)
Access

Joystick Movement

Operation An electronic joystick points the viewing


tip of the probe right where you need it.
Looking at the monitor image, push the
joystick forward to steer the view higher,
backward to view lower, right to view
to the right and left to view to the left.
Regardless of how you have rotated the
probe or the path the probe has taken
through your inspection, the movement of
the joystick always has the same effect on
the image. You need only watch the monitor and steer the joystick in the direction
you want to see.
Option

Coarse/Fine Option: (PXLD, PXLA,


PXLM) An option is available in the Setup
Menu which allows the articulation to be
set for coarse or fine tracking response to
joystick movements. (See Setup Menu
Steering Control).
(Up/Down movement is reversed when
using a side view tip adapter).
All-Way Articulation

Figure 14

Note: The VideoProbe XL PRO is designed with a high


degree of tip articulation. However, as with all flexible
borescopes, the degree of articulation will vary with the
number of bends placed in the insertion tube. You can
maximize the articulation by preventing unnecessary
coils or bends in the insertion tube during operation.

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Joystick Zoom Mode Operation


The user can select between two different joystick
operating modes for the system operation while the
zoom function is activated.
Usage

Pan-Only Operation: Whenever the ZOOM


function is activated, the camera continues to view a full image, but a zoomed
subset of the target image is displayed.
Moving the joystick will allow other
portions of the image to be viewed by
electronically panning the zoomed view
throughout the target image. The probe
tip will not articulate when the joystick is
moved during pan-only.
Steer-Only Operation: Whenever the
ZOOM function is activated, moving
the joystick will cause the probe tip to
articulate.

Operation The VideoProbe will automatically operate in the users choice of pan-only or
steer-only mode whenever the ZOOM
feature is activated. The operational mode
is selected using the setup menu. (see
Setup Menu Steering Zoom Mode).

Joystick Menu Navigation:


(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
The joystick is used to navigate through the various
menus which are available in the more advanced
models. Up/Down joystick movements navigate up and
down the menu while Left/Right joystick movements
access drop-down menu features which appear onscreen associated with primary menu options.
Menu Access

Press MENU button

Menu Navigation

Use joystick to move the


cursor to desired item
To select a field, move the
joystick up or down until it
is highlighted (changes
color).
To change the values or
option in a field, move the
joystick left or right until
the desired setting is
highlighted.

Drop Down Menus

If there is a drop-down
menu associated with an
item in a menu, a
character will appear after
the menu item. Example:
LONG EXPOSURE

To Accept Menu Setting Press the ENTER button


(unless screen instructions
indicate alternate methods).
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To Cancel or Exit Menu

Press the MENU button a


second time to return to
previous operational
mode (unless screen
instructions indicate
alternate methods).
Or, press EXIT button to
return to default live
viewing mode.

Joystick Text Generator


Usage

The joystick may be used to create text for


text annotation overlay onto live or frozen
images (see Text Annotation).
The joystick may be used to name files
or folders (see File Management
Folders).
The joystick may be used to set the time
and date (see Setup Menu Time/
Date).

STEER-and-STAY:
(All VideoProbe models)
Access

Steer/Stay Button

Operation The STEER-and-STAY buttons activate


a lock function that holds the probe tip
(camera) in a chosen position.
When this mode is activated, both STEER/
STAY buttons will illuminate.
Moving the joystick while the Steer/Stay
mode is active allows for slower articulation, making fine articulation easier.
The tip will hold the last position directed
by the joystick until either the joystick is
moved again or the Steer/Stay mode is
turned off.
This mode can be turned off by pressing the STEER/ STAY button again, or by
pressing the HOME
button.
Note: The STEER/STAY mode will turn
off after 15 consecutive minutes without
joystick movement.
IMPORTANT!
Never turn system power off with tip articulated.
Assure the tip is straight. Not doing so may result
in damage to the articulation mechanism when
the insertion tube is removed from the object
being inspected.
Be sure the STEER/STAY mode is turned off prior
to removing the probe from your equipment.

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HOME Return to Center:


(All VideoProbe models)
Usage

This automatic tip centering feature is


helpful when you want to reorient the
probe tip to its neutral straight position, or
you want to center the tip for withdrawal
from equipment.

Access

HOME Button

Operation When activated, the STEER/STAY indicator


lights will flash repeatedly until homing
has completed. When the indicator lights
extinguish, the tip will be in the approximate straight position, and you may begin
to articulate again.

Image Brightness:
(All VideoProbe models)
Access

LCD Button

Operation The brightness of the image shown on the


LCD can be adjusted up or down with the
control button marked LCD. This
adjustment will be maintained until the
system power is turned off. When turned
back on, the image brightness will reset to
the default brightness setting.
Fine Adjustments: Press and hold
Large Step Adjustment: Press and release
Note: (PXLD, PXLA, PXLM) Brightness adjustments
made while viewing live probe video affect the image
characteristics which are presented on the hand-piece
LCD, the video output ports, and digital image data
which may be stored in memory. Adjustments made
while viewing external video or frozen images
will not affect the brightness of subsequently stored
images.

Freeze Frame Button & Menu


(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D and PLS500D-C)
Usage

Freezes live image currently


displayed on screen

Access

Press the ENTER button while


any live image is displayed on
the LCD.

Menu Access

Press MENU while in freeze frame


mode to access menu functions

To Exit Menu

Pressing MENU again exits this


menu and returns you to the
frozen image

To Exit FF

Press ENTER again or EXIT button


to return the system to live mode.

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Freeze Frame Menu

Figure 15

Zoom
(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Usage

Magnifies live images up to 3X


Since the systems electronics
enlarge the image, pixelation will
increase as the zoom is increased.

Access

Press ZOOM button while in a live


video mode (Note: Zoom cannot be
performed while viewing video from
an external source)

Operation

There are two ways to change the


zoom level. The zoom will cycle
through four levels (1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x,
3.0x) with each press of the ZOOM
button. If the ZOOM button is held
down, a continuous zoom up to 3.0x
takes place.
When the system is in zoom mode,
the level of zoom will be displayed
in the top right corner.

Steering

Moving the joystick while the zoom


function is active will either cause
an electronic panning (pan-only
mode) or the tip to articulate
(steer-only mode). (see Joystick
Zoom Mode Operation).
When the zoom button is first
pressed, the joystick mode of
operation (pan-only or steer-only)
will briefly appear on-screen.

The joystick operating mode is


selected in Setup Menu
Steering Zoom Mode
Mode.

Storing

Zoomed images may be stored.

Freezing

Images can be frozen while zoomed.

Measuring

If you press the MEASURE button


while in live zoomed image mode,
the image will freeze and a
message appears on-screen asking
if you want to select a shadowbased measurement, stereo-based
measurement or a known referencebased measurement.
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If you select a shadow or stereobased measurement, the image


which appears for measurement will
be non-zoomed view.
Exit

Press ZOOM button repeatedly until


standard view screen returns, or
press the EXIT button.

Invert
(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Usage

Corrects image inversion caused


by prism in right angle probe tips.

Access

Press INVERT button while viewing live,


frozen, recalled, or split screen images.

Operation

Provides a mirror image (flips image left


to right) of active image on the display.
If the system is in a invert mode,
INVERT will be displayed in the top right
corner of the display.

Exit

Press INVERT button a second time, or


press the EXIT button to return to
standard view.

Exit
(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D and PLS500D-C)
Usage

Terminates current button or menu


activated functions.

Access

Press EXIT button.


If in an operation from a live view screen,
returns operation to basic live view.
If in an operation associated with a frozen
image, returns to the FREEZE FRAME
image screen. A second press on the
EXIT button returns to a live view screen.

On-Screen Menu Features:

(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)


Advanced features are accessed through a combination of button activations and on-screen menu selections, and are only available on the PXLD, PXLA &
PXLM models.
On screen menus are accessed by pressing the
MENU button.
Each menu appears over the image and temporarily
displaces any overlays in the menu region.
Some buttons only work in specific modes. If you
press a button that does not have a function for the
mode you are in, a message indicating this will be
displayed briefly.
Some menu features will appear greyed-out, and are
not accessible from certain menu screens.
The highlighted line in any menu may be selected
by pressing ENTER (it is not necessary to move the
arrow cursor).
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Image Storage

Overview (PXLD, PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and


PLS500D-C))

The system stores images in folders in either flash


memory, or floppy disk. A default folder name of
Main is initially created by the XL PRO. New folders
may be created using the file manager menu (see
File Manager Folders).
Each image is placed in a folder with an image file
name based on date, i.e., YYMMDDXX.BMP or .JPG,
where YY is year, MM is month, DD is day, and .bmp
and .jpg are file formats.
File names for shadow and stereo images saved with
measurement data will start with the letter M for
measurement in place of the first year, i.e.,
MYMMDDXX.BMP.
X is a letter, automatically entered in sequence from
AA to ZZ that differentiates files stored on the
same day.
The system saves the last filename used and recalls
it at power up so the next file saved on that day has
the correct name.
The saved image contains information displayed on
the screen at the time the image was saved (i.e.,
time, date, zoom level, measurement result, measurement cursors, accuracy index, measurement tip
used and shadow position).
Images may be saved with our without measurement
data, using MENU, SAVE or without measurement
data using Quick Save by holding down the FREEZE
ENTER button.
Storage Media
Images captured by the VideoProbe may be stored in
the internal system Flash memory, on a floppy disk,
or on a SmartMedia card in a FlashPath adapter.
Images can be copied between internal memory and
a FlashPath adapter or floppy disk located in the PLS.
Note: Maximum allowable Smart Media Card is 32MB.
Storage Capacity
The number of images that can be stored in internal
memory or on a floppy disk or SmartMedia card
depends on the image content and the video format
option selected from the SETUP MENU. See following
tables for typical storage capacities.
Table 1 File Storage Capacity Table
Image File
Format

Typical File XL PRO/XL PRO Plus


1.44MB
size per
Image Storage
Floppy Image
image
Capacity
Capacity
(notes 1,2)
(note 3,4)
(note 3,4)

32 MB
Smart
Media
Card

BMP
file

900KB

14/28

28

JPEG
Super High

200KB

70/140

140

JPEG
High

90KB

140/280

14

280

JPEG
Low

30KB

450/900

48

900

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Image and Video Storage

XL PRO Plus Overview (PXLA, PXLM)


The system stores images in folders in either flash
memory or on a Type I CompactFlash card.
Snapshots may be captured and stored on a PC
using the USB Streaming Video Port.
Table 2 XL PRO Plus File Storage Capacity Table*
Image File
Format

Typical File
size per
image
(notes 1,2)

XL PRO Plus
Video Storage
Capacity (32MB)
(note 3,5,6)

256MB
CF
Capacity
(note 3,5)

1 GB
CF
Capacity
(note 3,5)

MPEG 2
high

3.2Mbs

80 secs

10.5 min

41.5 min

MPEG 2
low

2.1Mbs

125 secs

16.5 min

65.0 min

MPEG 1
high

2.8Mbs

90 secs

12 min

47.5 min

MPEG 1
medium

1.5Mbs

175 secs

23.5 min

92.0 min

MPEG 1
low

.8Mbs

320 secs

42.5 min

166.5 min

Notes
1. File size varies by image content
2. Table is based on NTSC images PAL images will be
10% larger
3. All storage capacities are approximate.
4. The use of audio files consumes approx. 120KB for
every 15 seconds of audio. Available image memory
must be reduced by the amount of audio recorded.
5. Audio files for MPEG videos consumes approx.
300Kbs for every second of video. Audio files are
automatically saved with video files.
6. 64MB Type I CompactFlash card included with system. XL PRO Plus Processor/Light Source contains
64MB Internal Flash memory for storage.
Note: Use 4X or higher speed CompactFlash card for
video recording.

Image Save
Usage

Saves images displayed on hand-piece


LCD for future reference.

Access

Only frozen images may be saved.


From live viewing, press FREEZE button.
The image will freeze and FF will appear
in the upper right corner of the screen.
Recalled images may be re-saved since
they are already frozen.
Split screen images may be saved as
long as both half screens contain frozen
images.

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Basic
From a frozen image screen, press MENU.
Operation The menu associated with that frozen
screen will appear.
Use the joystick to move the arrow pointer
to select the memory location where you
would like to store the image.
Saving

You have a choice of saving the image in


one of two active folders: an internal C:\
memory folder, or a floppy FlashPath
A:\ folder or CompactFlash A:\ folder.
If the image was captured using a stereo
or shadow tip, the MEASURE option will
allow the image to be saved with calibration data so that measurements can later
be performed using the saved image.
The name of the currently active folders
is shown on the menu screen next to
C:\ and A:\.
You may choose to save to a folder in A: or
C: which is not currently active by moving
the arrow pointer to CHOOSE C:\ FOLDER or
CHOOSE A:\ FOLDER and pressing ENTER..

Quick
Save to
to Last
Folder

The XL PRO assumes you would like to


save the current image to the same drive
and folder as the previous save. After you
pressed MENU, the menu screen which
appears has the path to the last saved
folder highlighted. To save to that folder,
just press ENTER (you do not need to
move the cursor pointer).
If the last SAVE performed was a file type
M with measurement calibration data,
subsequent SAVE operations will default to
the same drive and folder with the same
measurement tip data.

Quick
You can save images directly from Live
Save
Video, bypassing MENU steps by pressing
from Live and holding the FREEZE/ENTER button.
Video
The live image is temporarily frozen and
automatically saved to the last drive and
folder selected through MENU.
If the last SAVE performed was a file type
M with measurement calibration data,
subsequent SAVE operations will default to
the same drive and folder with the same
measurement tip data.

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Saved Image Screen

Figure 17

Press ENTER again to save an image and


return to FF screen or press EXIT without
saving and return to FF screen.
Rename

Lets you change the filename.


Use the joystick and press ENTER to
select Rename.
(For detailed instruction on the use of the
built-in text generator, please see the text
annotation section.)

Record
Audio

Use the joystick and press ENTER to select


When Recording appears on the screen,
speak into the built-in microphone at the
top of the LCD screen. The audio clip can
be up to 15 seconds long.
Press ENTER when finished.
(See AUDIO ANNOTATION for full details
of audio re-recording capabilities.)

Audio Annotation
(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Usage

Allows up to 15 seconds of audio information to be recorded and associated


with a stored image file

Access

An audio file may be created immediately


after storing an image by following the
on-screen instructions.
An audio file may be created any time a
stored image is recalled.
An existing audio file may be re-recorded
any time a stored image with audio is
recalled.

Saving
At the completion of a successful image
Audio
save, an on-screen option list appears.
with New
Images Select RECORD AUDIO to record a 15
second audio comment.
Press ENTER to begin.

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A recording message will appear and a


countdown timer will begin. Speak into the
built-in microphone at the top of the LCD
screen.

Press ENTER to end the recording.


After recording, the option list appears
again. This time PLAY AUDIO and
DELETE AUDIO options are available.
PLAY AUDIO plays through the speaker on
the front of the Power and Light Supply.
Adding In a live or FF screen, press MENU,
Highlight FILE MGR and press ENTER.
Audio to
Previously Use the joystick to move the arrow pointer
Captured to the A:\ or C:\ memory location and
Images
press ENTER.
Use the joystick to select and ENTER button to recall an image to full-screen size.
Press MENU.
Highlight AUDIO. A drop-down menu will
appear.
Use the arrow pointer to select RECORD
AUDIO.
Press ENTER. Recording will begin using
the same process as Saving Audio with
New Images.
Re-record- In a live or FF screen, press MENU,
highlight FILE MANAGER, and press
ing an
ENTER.
Existing
Audio File Use the joystick to move the arrow pointer
to the A:\ or C:\ memory location and
press ENTER.
Use the joystick to select, and the ENTER
button to recall an image to full screen.
Press MENU.
Highlight AUDIO. A drop-down menu will
appear.
Use the arrow pointer to select
RE-RECORD AUDIO.
Press ENTER. Recording will begin using
the same process as Saving Audio with
New Images.

Text Annotation
Usage

Allows text characters to be displayed on


live and still (frozen) images and stored
with images.

Use to add comments specific to an image


Still
Annotation to be saved.
Can be added or displayed only while
viewing a frozen or recalled image.
It is cleared upon return to live video.
Use to add comments that are relevant to
Live
Annotation either the entire inspection or a significant
portion of the inspection.
Can be added only while viewing live
video.
Can be shown or hidden at any time. 39

Text
Sources

Text characters may be created by the


joystick or an external keyboard, or a
combination of both.

When Text Text may be added to images at any one


of the following times:
May Be
Added to When an image is frozen, text may be
Images
added to the image prior to storing the
image by:
- Using the keyboard or joystick
- Recalling preset text
Whenever an image is recalled from memory, text may be added and saved with the
image by:
- Using the keyboard or joystick
- Recalling preset text
At any time during live image viewing.
In any screen which requires text
Use of
Joystick to generation:
Generate A blinking cursor and a character window
Text
appear on screen.
Use the joystick to navigate the cursor
through the character window. Highlight
the desired character and press ENTER. To
create a space, select the right arrow or
any location within the character window
that is without a character.
When a character is selected the cursor
automatically moves to the next character position. To backspace or navigate
between lines use the arrows in the
character window.
Text Generator Screen

Figure 18

Use of an In any screen which requires text


External
generation:
Keyboard Plug in a PS/2 compatible keyboard into
to
the keyboard connector on the front
Generate panel of the PLS (Note: the keyboard may
Text
be plugged in or removed after the XL
PRO has been turned on.)

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Type characters using the keyboard.


The arrow keys may be used to locate
the cursor to place text anywhere on the
screen.

Still Image Annotation


Saving
Text with
New or
Recalled
Images

When a recalled image is displayed on the


hand-piece LCD monitor, or prior to saving an image to memory, while the frozen
image is displayed:
Freeze Frame Annotation Menu

Figure 19

Press MENU. A menu will appear which


contains STILL ANNOTATION.
Highlight STILL ANNOTATION.
A drop-down menu will appear.
Use the pointer arrow to select
ADD TEXT
TEXT.
Press ENTER.
You may now use the joystick or external
keyboard to add text to the image.
Press MENU when all text has been added.
Continue with process to save the image.
Saving
Preset
Text with
New or
Recalled
Images

Note: To create preset text, see SET-UP


MENU PRESETS.
When a recalled image is displayed on the
hand-piece LCD monitor, or when a frozen
image is displayed:

Press MENU. A menu will appear which


contains STILL ANNOTATION.
Highlight STILL ANNOTATION.
A drop-down menu will appear.
Use the arrow pointer to select
STILL ANNOTATION ADD PRESET
PRESET.
Press ENTER.
The last preset text entered will appear onscreen.
Use the joystick to toggle between the
available preset text options (Note: If you
need to create a new preset text press
MENU. You can then create, edit, or delete
existing preset text screens).
Press ENTER to select a preset text to add
to the frozen image.
The position of the two lines of preset text
may be chosen by using the joystick to
move the text within the image.
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Press ENTER when the text is positioned


properly.
Proceed with the process to save the image.
Clearing Prior to saving an image, all current text
Text
and arrow annotation may be cleared.
Annotation - Press MENU.
- Highlight STILL ANNOTATION.
- Move the arrow pointer to CLEAR TEXT.
- Press ENTER.
Hiding/ Display of text annotation may be turned
Showing
on or off using the show option.
Text
- Press MENU.
Annotation
- Highlight STILL ANNOTATION.
- Move arrow pointer to SHOW (on or off).
- Press ENTER.

Live Image Annotation


Text and arrow annotation can be created and displayed
on the live images shown on the hand-piece display,
and provided on the video output connectors of the PLS.
Text and arrow annotation shown on live
images will be captured and stored on
images which are frozen and stored to
internal, floppy disk or CF memory.
Live Annotation Menu

Figure 20

Creating In a live screen, press MENU.


Live
Use the arrow pointer to highlight LIVE
Annotation ANNOTATION ADD TEXT
TEXT.
Text
Press ENTER.
You may now use the joystick or external
keyboard to add text.
Press MENU when all text has been
entered.

Recalling In a live screen, press MENU.


Preset
Use the arrow pointer to highlight LIVE
Text
ANNOTATION ADD PRESET
PRESET.
for Live
Press ENTER.
Annotation
Use the joystick to toggle between the
available preset text options (Note: If you
need to create a new preset text press
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MENU. You can then create, edit, or delete


existing preset text screens).
Press MENU to select a preset text to add
to the frozen image.
The position of the two lines of preset text
may be chosen by using the joystick to
move the text within the image.
Press ENTER when the text is positioned
properly.

Clearing Live annotation text may be cleared by:


Live
Press MENU.
Annotation Use the arrow pointer to highlight
Text
LIVE ANNOTATION CLEAR TEXT
TEXT.
Press ENTER.
Hiding/ Display of live text annotation may be
Showing
turned on or off in any screen using the
Text
show option.
Annotation - Press MENU.
- Highlight STILL ANNOTATION.
- Move arrow pointer to SHOW (on or off).
- Press ENTER.

Arrow Annotation
Usage

Allows arrows to be placed and stored on


live and captured images in order to highlight areas of interest.
Arrow annotation may be added to an
image:
- During live image viewing.
- When the image is frozen, prior to
storing the image.
- On a recalled image.

Access

On a live, frozen, or recalled image:


- Press MENU.
- Highlight LIVE ANNOTATION or STILL
ANNOTATION. A drop-down
menu will appear which includes
ADD ARROW.

Operation Move the arrow pointer cursor to ADD


to Place
ARROW.
Arrows Press ENTER.
- An arrow will appear.
- Use the joystick to move the arrow to
the desired location.
- Press the INVERT button to rotate the
arrow by 90 degrees.
- Press ENTER when the arrow is placed
in the desired location.
- Additional arrows may be placed on the
image using the above process.
- The image may be saved using the
standard image save process.
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Clearing
Arrow
Annotation

At any time for live image arrow


annotation, or prior to saving a frozen
image, all current text and arrow annotation may be cleared by:
Press MENU.
Highlight LIVE ANNOTATION or
STILL ANNOTATION.
Move the arrow pointer to CLEAR
ARROWS.
Press ENTER.

Main Menu Operation


(PXLA, PXLD, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
Usage

Provides access to the following


sub-menus and image functions:
SPLIT SCREEN (PXLA, PXLM)
LONG EXPOSURE (PXLA, PXLM)
LIVE ANNOTATION
VIEW (PXLM)
VIDEO RECORD (XL PRO Plus)
FILE MANAGER
SETUP MENU
Live View Main Menu

Figure 21

Access

While in live viewing mode, press


MENU button.
Use cursor to select menu or function.
Sub-menus may drop down associated
with primary menu items.

To Select Use joystick to move the cursor to


desired item.
Press the ENTER button.
To Exit

Press the MENU button a second time.


Or, press EXIT button.

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Split Screen Operation


(PXLA, PXLM
PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C
PLS500D-C)
Usage

Allows a frozen or recalled image to


be viewed alongside a live or frozen
image in any combination of live,
frozen, and recalled images (except
live/live).

Access

Press MENU button while in the live,


freeze frame, or recalled image
modes.
Use cursor to select SPLIT SCREEN
Press ENTER button
Initially, a frozen image of the
previously shown full-screen image
is shown on the right half screen,
and a half screen view of the
previously shown full screen image
(a live, freeze frame, or recalled
image) is shown on the left half screen
(Live/FF Split).
Live/FF Split Screen

Figure 22

Split
Screen
Operations

Split
Screen
Menu
Options

Live/FF Split Screen


Initially, the left half screen is active and
articulation may be controlled using the
joystick.
Pressing the MENU button while in split
screen:
Allows you to choose to
Switch active sides
Close either side
Select either side for a full-screen
view.

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Split Screen Menu

Figure 23

Activating Other Half Screen


Press MENU button. The split screen
menu options screen will appear.

(RIGHT or

Highlight SPLIT OPTIONS


LEFT) ACTIVE.
Press the ENTER button

The frozen half screen is now active,


and the joystick controls panning
within the frozen image.
Freezing Live Half Screen
When the live half screen is active,
the live image may be frozen by pressing the FREEZE button.

Closing Other Half Screen


(RIGHT or LEFT)

Press MENU.
Highlight SPLIT OPTIONS
CLOSE.
Press ENTER.

Show Active Side As Full Screen


(RIGHT or LEFT)

Press MENU.
Highlight SPLIT OPTIONS
FULL SCREEN.
Press ENTER.

Saving Split Screen Image View


While split screen is displayed, press MENU.
Select SAVE IMAGE.
Select a save destination, either A: or C:
Press ENTER.

Saving One Side of the Split Screen Image

Insure the desired half screen is ACTIVE.


Press MENU.
Highlight SPLIT OPTIONS (RIGHT or LEFT)
FULL SCREEN.
Press ENTER.
Press MENU.
Highlight SAVE IMAGE.
Select a save destination (A: or C:).
Press ENTER.
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Play Audio

If there is an audio clip associated with one of the frozen images displayed in split screen mode, it may be
played whenever that image is active.
Insure the desired half screen is active.
Press MENU.
Highlight AUDIO PLAY AUDIO
AUDIO.
If there is no audio clip associated with the image,
PLAY AUDIO will be a low contrast grey text, indication the lack of an audio clip.

Recalling A Stored Image to a Half Screen


Activate the side into which you want to recall
an image.
Press MENU.
Highlight FILE MANAGER.
Press ENTER. The FILE MANAGER menu will appear.
Highlight RECALL IMAGE.
Use the arrow pointer to select the source of the
image to be recalled either C:\ or A:\.
Press ENTER.
Navigate through the folders and thumbnail images to
select the desired image.
Press ENTER. The selected image will now appear on
the active half of the split screen.
Long Exposure Menu Options

Figure 24

Long Exposure Operation

(PXLA, PXLM
PXLM:: PLS500D and PLS500D-C
PLS500D-C))
Usage

The LONG EXPOSURE mode extends


image exposures up to 8 seconds to make
the image brighter in areas of low
light levels.

Access

Press MENU while in the live mode.


Highlight LONG EXPOSURE by using the
joystick to move the cursor up or down.
A secondary LONG EXPOSURE menu will
appear containing options to select:
AUTO
MANUAL
Use the joystick to highlight the desired
long exposure option.
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Press ENTER.
LG EXP will be displayed on the LCD and
EXPOSURE CONTROL will illuminate on
the LCD button. The exposure duration will
appear on the screen.
Exit

Selecting and entering LONG EXPOSURE


OFF from the menu will exit long exposure
mode.
Or, press EXIT button.
In manual mode the length of time to exit
can approach 8 seconds. This time to
exit depends on the length of time last
displayed on the screen.
LONG EXPOSURE should now be
deselected (EXPOSURE CONTROL will
darken on the rocker switch).

Long Exposure Mode Options:


A video image frame is formed by alternating lines of video information from two
separate fields of video. A video field has
1/2 the resolution of a full video frame.
In Long Exposure mode, only one field
of video is displayed, thus, providing an
advantage minimizing picture jitter when
there is motion in the target to be inspected, or if the VideoProbe tip cannot be held
stationary during an inspection.

Auto or Manual
Usage

AUTO control allows the embedded computer to control the exposure time of the
camera. In this mode, the computer allows
the electronic shutter to remain open until
the acquired image has a brightness level
which matches a factory preset value. The
maximum exposure time in auto mode is
approximately 3 seconds.
MANUAL control allows the operator to
directly control the electronic shutter of
the camera - in this mode, a total exposure time of 8 seconds can be obtained.

Operation In AUTO mode, pressing the EXPOSURE CONTROL button will increase or
decrease the target brightness value the
computer is attempting to achieve through
its control of the exposure time.
In MANUAL mode, pressing the
EXPOSURE CONTROL button allows
the operator to directly control the
exposure time of the camera.
Exit

See Exit process for Long Exposure Mode.

Notes

The insertion tube should be held as still


as possible to prevent blurring of the
image.
The longer the length of exposure, the
greater this blurring effect will be.

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Singleview Operation
Usage

Access

The VIEW option allows for easier


navigation with a StereoProbe using the
SINGLE VIEW feature.
Press MENU while in the live mode.
Highlight VIEW by using the cursor to
move the joystick up or down.
A secondary VIEW menu will appear,
select SINGLEVIEW.
Press ENTER.

Operation A single image appears in the middle of


the screen in place of the dual images
that are produced by the StereoProbe.
To increase the size of the image relative
to the size of the screen, the zoom feature
can be used.
Exit

Selection and entering NORMAL from the


VIEW menu will return the screen to its
original format.
Or, press the EXIT button.

Video Record Operation (XL PRO Plus)


Usage

Access

The Video Record mode allows live


video displayed on the hand-piece LCD
to be stored to Internal Flash Memory or
CompactFlash.
Press MENU while in the live mode.
Highlight VIDEO RECORD by using the
cursor to move the joystick up or down.
Highlight Start Recording.
Press ENTER.

Operation A flashing red recording icon appears in


the upper right of the LCD monitor.
Pause
Press and hold EXIT at live screen to
Recording pause recording. Press and hold EXIT
again to resume recording.
Stop
Press MENU while recording.
Recording Highlight VIDEO RECORD.
Highlight Stop (Filename).
Press ENTER.
Menu Feature RECORDING OPTIONS

Access

The Recording Option mode displays


video quality settings, memory space on
the A:\ or C:\ drives, and allows for renaming of video and to start recording.
Press MENU while in the live mode.
Highlight VIDEO RECORD by using the
cursor to move the joystick up or down.
Highlight Recording Options.
Press ENTER.

Operation A screen with Start Recording, Cancel,


Audio, Save Location and Name Video
options appear. Video quality settings and
memory space are also displayed.
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Start Recording (Option)


To start recording, follow instructions in
Video Record Operation.
Cancel (Option)
Cancel returns the user to the previous
live or FF screen.
Operation Highlight Cancel.
Press ENTER.
Audio On/Off
Allows audio be turned On/Off during
video recording.
Access Prior to recording video press highlight
Audio and select ON/OFF.
During recording press MENU and select
VIDEO RECORD.
Highlight Audio and select ON/OFF.
Save Location (Option)
Allows user to choose into which drive
the video file is to be stored.
Access Highlight Save Location.
Move pointer arrow to either C:\ or A:\.
Or choose a folder in C:\ or A:|
Press ENTER.
Name Video (Option)
Allows for renaming of video before being
recorded.
Access Highlight Name Video.
Press ENTER.
Operation A screen appears with blinking cursor.
Move joystick up or down to select characters. Move joystick left to modify characters previously selected. Move joystick
right to add new characters.
Press ENTER to accept.
Exit
Press EXIT button to exit out of the
Rename Video screen without accepting
changes.
Recording Options Menu

Figure 25

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FILE MANAGER Menu

(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM


PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C
PLS500D-C)
Usage

The File Manager menu is used for


recalling, copying, or deleting images and
video from, or between, the internal flash
memory (the C:\ drive), the floppy
disk (the A:\ drive) or CompactFlash (the
A:\ drive on XL PRO Plus models) drive.
If an image has an associated .wav file, it
will also be operated on in the same manner as the image file which is selected.
File folder creation, renaming and
deletion are accessed through this menu.
A floppy disk or CompactFlash erase function is available through this menu.
File Manager Menu

Figure 26

Access

Press the MENU button


Highlight FILE MGR with the cursor
Press ENTER

Operation A menu titled FILE MANAGER


(as shown above) will be displayed
See individual feature descriptions for
use of each menu function
Exit

Press MENU button again, or press


EXIT button

FILE MANAGER Menu


RECALL Image and Audio (and Video for XL
PRO Plus models)

(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM


PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C
PLS500D-C)
Usage

Allows the user to recall images and videos and their associated audio files stored
in system memory, floppy disk or Compact
Flash drive. Up to six thumbnails at a time
can be displayed. From the thumbnail
list a specific image or video file can be
selected and displayed full-size.

Access

Access the FILE MANAGER screen


Highlight RECALL IMAGE from the File
Manager menu
A sub-menu will appear which allows you
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to recall an image or video from either C:\


or A:\ memory.
Use the arrow pointer to choose C:\ or A:\
Press ENTER.
A page of thumbnail images will appear.
For XL PRO Plus models, video files will
display a video camera icon.
Recalled Image Thumbnails

Figure 27

Operation Select the image or video file to be displayed by moving the joystick left/right or
up/down. A box will appear around the
selected image and the file name
will highlight.
To access the next page of thumbnail
images, keep moving the cursor down.
To return to the previous page, move
the cursor up.
Once the desired image or video file has
been located, press ENTER. The image
will then be displayed full-size, with the
file name of the image in the recalled
image. The video file will start playing in
full screen mode.

Video Playback Controls


Usage

During video playback mode.

Operation Press joystick right to fast forward the


video.
Press joystick left to rewind the video.
Press ENTER to pause the video clip.
Press ENTER again to resume playback.
Press joystick up or down to seek to any
position in the video clip.
Press EXIT to stop playback and return to
live video.
Audio Play

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If there is an audio file associated with


a stored image, a speaker icon will be
shown in the image.
To play the audio associated with the
displayed image, press the MENU
button. This will access the Recalled
Image menu.

Select AUDIO PLAY AUDIO and


press the ENTER button. The audio
will play.
Exit

To return to a live screen, press ENTER.


Note: The IMAGE SAVE, ANNOTATION,
MEASURE, AUDIO, SPLIT SCREEN, FILE
MANAGER, and SETUP MENU may
also be accessed from the RECALLED
IMAGE menu.

FILE MANAGER Menu


COPY TO A:\ Function
Usage

Allows images and videos captured and


stored in the C:\ internal memory to be
exported to a PC or other devices using a
floppy disk or FlashPath adapter inserted
into the PLS floppy disk drive or to Compact
Flash.
Images and videos from the thumbnail
pages can be selected, and then copied to
disk.
While files are being copied, all functions
except file manager/storage and setup
menu are available.

Access

Access the FILE MANAGER menu


Select COPY TO A:\ from the File Manager
menu.
A sub-menu will appear which allows
you to choose to copy SELECTED images
to floppy, or ALL images to floppy, or a specific FOLDER.
Use the arrow pointer to choose SELECTED,
ALL, or FOLDER.
Press ENTER.

Operation If COPY TO A:\ SELECTED was chosen:


for
A page of thumbnail images will appear.
Selected
Select the images or videos to be copied by
Image
moving the joystick left/right or up/down. A
Copy
box will appear around the selected image
or video and the file name will highlight. To
access the next page of thumbnail images,
keep moving the cursor down. To return to
the previous page, move the cursor up.
Once a desired image or video has been
located, press ENTER. A check mark will
appear in the top, left corner of the image.
To remove a check mark, hit ENTER again.
Repeat the process until all images and
videos that need to be copied have been
checked.
Press MENU. The images and videos will
copy to the A:\ drive. You will then be
returned to the screen from which File
Manager was selected.
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If the same image or video is already on


the disk, a message will appear. Press
ENTER to overwrite or MENU to skip.
If the disk becomes full a message will
appear and prompt the user to insert
another disk. After insertion of the new
disk, press ENTER to resume.

Operation If COPY TO A:\ ALL was chosen:


for Copy All of the images in internal memory will
All to A:\
be copied to the A:\ drive in the PLS and
you will be returned to the screen from
which the File Manager menu was selected.
If the disk becomes full, a message will
appear and prompt the user to insert
another disk. After insertion of the new
disk, press ENTER to resume or MENU to
cancel.

Operation If COPY TO A:\ FOLDER was chosen:


for Copy A page of thumbnail file folders will appear.
Folder to
Select the folder to be copied to A:\ drive
Floppy or
by moving the joystick and highlighting
CF card
the selected folder.
Press ENTER.

FILE MANAGER Menu


DELETE Function
(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM
PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C
PLS500D-C)
Usage

Allows the user to delete selected


image and video files saved in internal
memory or on floppy disk or FlashPath or
CompactFlash in the A:\ drive.

Access

Access the FILE MANAGER screen.


Select DELETE from the File Manager
menu.
A sub-menu will appear which allows you
to choose to delete:
- Selected or all images and video from
internal C:\ memory
- Selected or all images and videos from
the A:\ disk
NOTE: If you wish to delete specific folders, select the FOLDER feature of the FILE
MANAGER menu.
Use the cursor to highlight the location
of the images or videos (C:\ or A:\), and
whether you wish to delete all or selected
images and videos.
Press ENTER.

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Operation If either DELETE C:\ SELECTED or


DELETE A:\ SELECTED was chosen
for
from the menu:
Deleting
Selected A page of thumbnail images will appear.
Images

Navigate to the images or videos to be


deleted by moving the joystick left/right or
up/down.
To access the next page of thumbnail,
keep moving the cursor down. To return to
the previous page, move the cursor up.
Once the desired image or video has been
located, press ENTER.
A check mark will appear in the top, left
corner of the image or video.
To remove a check mark, press ENTER
again.
Repeat the process until all images and
videos that need to be deleted have been
checked.
Press MENU. A message will display
asking, Are you sure you want to delete?
Press ENTER to delete selected images
and videos.
The selected images and videos will be
deleted and you will be returned to the
screen from which File Manager was
selected.
Exit

Press MENU or EXIT to cancel.

Operation If either DELETE C:\ ALL or DELETE


for
A:\ ALL was chosen from the menu:
Deleting A message will display asking, Are you
All
sure you want to delete?
Images
Press ENTER to delete all images and videos, or MENU to cancel.

All of the images and videos will be


deleted from either the floppy disk, internal or CompactFlash memory and you will
be returned to the screen from which File
Manager was selected.
Exit

Press MENU or EXIT to cancel.

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FILE MANAGER Menu


FOLDER Operations
The XL PRO supports the creation and modification of
file folders in the internal C:\ memory and the A:\ disk
drive. Initially the XL PRO creates a folder named MAIN
in the C:\ and A:\ memory locations. The user may
create additional folders on either the C:\ or A:\ memory
locations.
File Manager Folders Menu

Figure 28

Menu Feature CREATE FOLDER


Access

Highlight FOLDER in the FILE


MANAGER menu.

Operation

Move the arrow pointer to either C:\


or A:\. A drop-down menu with
CREATE/RENAME/CHOOSE/ DELETE
will appear.
Move the arrow pointer to CREATE.
Press ENTER. Thumbnail images of
the current folders on the chosen drive
appears on-screen along with a new
un-named folder.
The new folder has a blinking letter
A in the folder name. You may
modify the folder name by using the
joystick or an external keyboard.
NOTE: Spaces are not allowed in
folder names.
Press the ENTER key on the handpiece to save the folder name. A new
screen appears which asks if you
would like to choose this new folder
as the selected folder the next time
you save an image to that drive.
- Press ENTER to select the new
folder as the chosen folder for the
next SAVE operation.
- Press EXIT to keep the previously
chosen folder as the destination for
the next SAVE operation.

Menu Feature RENAME FOLDER


Access
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Highlight FOLDER in the FILE


MANAGER menu.

Operation

Move the arrow pointer to either C:\


or A:\. A drop-down menu with
CREATE/RENAME/CHOOSE/ DELETE
will appear.
Move the arrow pointer to RENAME.
Press ENTER. A thumbnail screen of
all the folders located on the selected
drive appears.
Use the joystick to highlight the folder
you wish to re-name.
Press ENTER. The name of the
chosen folder will be erased and
replaced with a blinking letter a.
Use the joystick or external keyboard
to enter a new folder name.
Press ENTER to accept the new folder
name. The XL PRO will add the new
folder in alphabetical order in the
thumbnail folder view screen.
You may re-name additional folders,
or press EXIT to return to the previous
screen.

Menu Feature CHOOSE FOLDER


Usage

Whenever a frozen image or video is


saved, there are two possible locations
where the file may be saved:
- A folder in the C:\ memory, or
- A folder in the A:\ memory

Access
Operation

A specific folder name in each drive


may be chosen in advance, such that
the next time an image is being saved,
the chosen folders are listed as the
target storage locations.
Note: If a folder has not been chosen,
images will be saved in MAIN.
Highlight FOLDER in the FILE
MANAGER menu.
Move the arrow pointer to either C:\
or A:\. A drop-down menu with
CREATE/RENAME/ CHOOSE/DELETE
will appear.
Move the arrow pointer to CHOOSE.
Press ENTER. A thumbnail view of all
of the images and videos present in
the Flash, Floppy or CompactFlash will
appear.
Use the joystick to highlight the folder
you wish to choose.
Press ENTER. A screen will appear
confirming that images will be saved
to the folder name you have just
chosen.
Press ENTER to return to the previous
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screen.

Menu Feature DELETE FOLDER


Access

Highlight FOLDER in the FILE


MANAGER menu.

Operation

Move the arrow pointer to either C:\


or A:\. A drop-down menu with
CREATE/RENAME/ CHOOSE/DELETE
will appear.
Move the arrow pointer to DELETE.
Press ENTER. A screen will appear
asking if you are sure you want to
delete the folder.
Press ENTER to complete the folder
delete process.
You may continue to delete folders
using the above process, or press
EXIT to return to the previous screen.

FILE MANAGER Menu


ERASE A:\ Operation
Usage

Erase all files stored on a floppy disk,


FlashPath adapter or CompactFlash in
the A:\ drive so that new files may be
stored on that device.

Access

Highlight ERASE A:\ in the FILE


MANAGER menu.

Operation

Press ENTER. A screen will appear


asking if you wish to proceed with the
erase process.
Press MENU to erase all A:\ files and
return to the previous screen.

Setup Menu
(PXLD, PXLA, PXLM
PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C
PLS500D-C)
Usage

The Setup menu is used to change


various basic system settings.
The settings you choose are stored and
recalled at power-up.

Access

Press the MENU button.


Use the joystick to select SETUP MENU
from the on screen display.
Press ENTER. A list of user modifiable
fields will appear.

Operation Move the joystick such that the small


arrow pointer is located next to the setting
you would like to modify or the process
you wish to activate.
Press ENTER to choose a new setting.
To Accept Press MENU, or see Specific on-screen
Setup menu topic instructions
To Cancel Press EXIT
Exit
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Press EXIT

Setup Menu

Figure 29

LANGUAGE

Feature Summary
The XL PRO can be configured to
display all on-screen menus and
instructions in English, or any one of
serveral other languages.
The XL PRO is shipped from the
Everest VIT factory with the English
language set as the active language.
The following languages are installed
in the XL PRO memory, and may be
activiated via the SETUP MENU:
Chinese* (PAL system only)
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese (NTSC system only)
Portuguese
Russian (PAL system only)
Spanish
Swedish
Future language option
* Available on request

Menu Feature LANGUAGE SELECT


Highlight LANGUAGE. A drop down
menu will appear.

Operation

Move the arrow pointer to SELECT


(language of choice).

To Accept

Press ENTER to choose the new


language.
Press MENU to accept the menu
choice, and return to the screen you
were in prior to accessing the SETUP
menu.

Access

Menu Feature LOADING LANGUAGE FILES


New language files may be loaded via the setup menu
language feature.
Only language files supplied by Everest VIT, or an
Everest VIT authorized representative should be loaded
into the XL PRO.
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Operation

Insert a floppy disk or CompactFlash


containing the new language file into
the disk drive in the PLS. (Example:
the initial Italian language file is
named ITAL_4_2.l)

Highlight LANGUAGE

LOAD

Press ENTER. The XL PRO will search


for language files on the floppy disk
drive, and automatically install those
files.

NOTE: The new language file which


was loaded is not automatically
selected. You must use the LANGUAGE
SELECT menu feature to activate
a language.
Help...
Changing
to Other
Language

If the language being shown on the


XL PRO is not the desired language,
you can access the language selection menu by performing the following
steps.
From a live screen, press MENU.
Move the arrow pointer down to the
menu option at the bottom of the
screen.
Press ENTER. A drop down menu
will appear which lists the installed
language files.
Move the arrow pointer to the desired
language. Press ENTER.
Press MENU to accept language
selection.

IMAGE
Usage

Allows the selection of the video image


format to be used for saved images.
Allows the selection of image quality in
JPEG format mode.
Allows the selection of MPEG video
format.
Allows the selection of video quality.
Allows the selection of video record
time limits.
Allows the user to perform white
balance.
NOTES:
A bitmap image consumes up to 48
times as much memory as a low
quality JPEG image.
A high quality JPEG image consumes
up to 4 times as much memory as a
low quality JPEG image.
See APPENDIX A specifications for
total image storage capacity in each
video format.

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Menu Feature IMAGE FORMAT SELECTION


Access

Highlight IMAGE, a drop-down menu


appears.

Operation

Move pointer arrow to SAVE FRMT


(Save Format).
Move pointer arrow to either JPEG or
BITMAP.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

Menu Feature JPEG QUALITY SELECTION


Access

Highlight IMAGE, a drop-down menu


appears.
Move pointer arrow to JPEG QLTY
(JPEG Quality).

Operation

Move pointer arrow to either SUPER


HIGH, HIGH or LOW.
Press ENTER, a check mark will
appear next to the selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature MPEG QUALITY SELECTION


Access

Highlight IMAGE, a drop-down menu


appears.
Move pointer arrow to MPEG QLTY
(MPEG Quality).

Operation

Move pointer arrow to either MPEG2


HIGH, MPEG2 LOW, MPEG1 HIGH,
MPEG1 MED or MPEG1 LOW.
Press ENTER, a check mark will
appear next to the selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature MPEG LIMITS


Access

Highlight IMAGE, a drop-down menu


appears.
Move pointer arrow to MPEG LIMIT.

Operation

Move pointer arrow to either NONE,


1 MIN, 5 MIN, 10 MIN, or 20 MIN.
Press ENTER, a check mark will
appear next to the selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature WHITE BALANCE


Usage

Sets the White Balance for the viewing


scene. White Balance provides color
correction, so white appears white,
despite any slight hues of color which
may be present with a new replacement lamp.

Access

Highlight IMAGE, a drop-down menu


appears.
Move pointer arrow to WHITE
BALANCE.
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Move pointer arrow to either EXECUTE


or DEFAULT.
Press ENTER to activate.
Execute performs color correction for
current lighting and ambient
condition.
Default restores the original factory
White Balance setting.
NOTE: It is recommended to execute a White Balance
Process any time the lamp is replaced.
Graphics Menu

Figure 30

GRAPHICS
Usage

Allows the selection of text color and


text shadowing.
Allows the creation or editing of up
to 40 preset text annotation overlay
screens of 2 lines x 30 characters
per line.
Allows a logo bitmap file to be
imported and displayed on all live and
saved images.

Menu Feature COLOR and SHADOW


Access

Highlight GRAPHICS, a drop-down


menu will appear.
Color
Move pointer arrow to COLOR.
Selection
Move pointer arrow to either WHITE,
Operation
BLACK, or GREEN.
Text Shadow Press ENTER. A check mark will
Operation
appear next to your selection.
Use above method to select SHADOW
to turn text SHADOW on or off.
To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature PRESETS


Create New Preset Text
Overlay Screen.

Up to forty (40) two line x 30 characters per line text overlay screens may
be created and stored in memory for
use as live video overlay annotation
text, or with captured video images.
Access
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Highlight GRAPHICS. A drop-down


menu will appear.

Move pointer arrow to PRESETS.


Press ENTER. (If there are any existing
text overlay screens in memory, the
last screen created will appear.)
Press MENU. PRESET TEXT menu of
NEW, EDIT, DELETE will appear.
Move the cursor to NEW.
Press ENTER.
Operation

Use the joystick or an external keyboard to create the preset text (see
Text Annotation for joystick and keyboard text generation instructions.)

To Accept

Press MENU on the hand-piece. (The


Enter key on the external keyboard
has been disabled.)

Menu Feature PRESETS


Delete Existing Preset
Text Overlay.
Access

Highlight GRAPHICS. A drop-down


menu will appear.
Move the pointer arrow to PRESETS.
Press ENTER. The last preset text
created will be displayed.

Option

Move joystick Up/Down to scroll


through existing preset text screens.
Press MENU. A drop-down menu
appears.
To delete, move cursor arrow to
DELETE, and press ENTER.

To Accept

The screen will display a message


asking if you are sure you want to
delete the selected preset text screen.
Press ENTER to delete, or press MENU
to cancel the deletion process.

Menu Feature LOGO


Allows up to a 200 pixel x 200 pixel,
16 color bitmap graphic to be imported into the XL PRO, and displayed on
live or stored images. (See Appendix G
for instructions on creating a logo file.)
Access

Highlight GRAPHICS. A drop-down


menu will appear.
Move the pointer arrow to LOGO. A
second drop-down menu will appear
with options SHOW and LOAD.
Insert a floppy disk or CompactFlash
card containing a valid file named
logo.bmp into the PLS disk drive.
Move the pointer arrow to LOAD.
Press ENTER.

Load Logo
Operation

The logo file is now stored in the


internal memory of the XL PRO (only
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one logo file may be stored).

To Accept

Press MENU.
Logo On/Off Move the pointer arrow to SHOW.
Operation
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.
To Accept

Press MENU.

STEERING
This menu function provides access to configurable
features associated with the probe steering.
Menu Feature STEERING CONTROL (Fine/Coarse)
Usage
Allows you to choose fine or coarse
articulation speed in response to joystick movements.
Access

Highlight STEERING.
Move the pointer arrow to CONTROL.
Move the pointer arrow to COARSE or
FINE.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature TIP MAP (On /Off)


Usage

Provides an on-screen indication of


Probe Tip position out of its total
possible position space.

Access

Highlight STEERING.
Move the pointer arrow to TIP MAP.
A drop-down menu with ON/OFF will
appear.
Move the arrow pointer to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature ZOOM MODE


Usage

Provides user selection of XL PROs


response to joystick movement while
in zoomed operation
PAN ONLY causes the XL PRO to
pan the zoomed portion of the image
within the boundaries of the 1x image
when the joystick is moved during a
live zoom operation.
STEER ONLY causes the XL PRO probe
tip to articulate when the joystick is
moved during a live zoom operation.

Access

To Accept
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Highlight STEERING.
Move the arrow pointer to ZOOM MODE.
Move the arrow pointer to
STEER ONLY or PAN ONLY.
Press ENTER.
Press MENU.

TIME/DATE
NOTE: Time is always shown in military 24-hour format.
Date is always shown in day/month/year format.

Menu Feature SHOW TIME/DATE


Usage

Allows time and date to be shown on


live images, and recorded onto stored
images.

Access

Highlight TIME/DATE.
Move pointer arrow to SHOW. A dropdown menu with ON/OFF will appear.
Move pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature SET TIME/DATE


Usage

Allows time and date to be set.

Access

Highlight TIME/DATE.
Move pointer arrow to SET. A dropdown text box will appear with the
current time and date setting.
Press ENTER. A new screen which
allows the time and date to be modified appears.
Use the joystick to select and modify
the time and date settings.

To Accept

Press ENTER.

MEASURE
Menu Feature STEREO
Usage

This menu function provides access to


configurable features associated with
StereoProbe measurement tip optic.
It should only be used by a factory
authorized personnel.

Menu Feature UNITS (inches or millimeters)


Usage

Allows the measurement system to


display results in inches (in) or millimeters (mm).

Access

Highlight MEASURE.
Move pointer arrow to UNITS. A dropdown menu with IN/MM will appear.
Move pointer arrow to desired measurement unit type, MM or IN.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature SET MINIMUM INDEX (set


Accuracy Index Threshold Value)
Usage

During shadow and stereo measurements, the XL PRO processor will


check the value of the Accuracy Index
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(AI) against a pre-set AI value. If the AI


associated with a measurement is less
than the pre-set value, the background
around the AI value will flash.
The Accuracy Index threshold is
factory pre-set to flash a warning if
the accuracy index is less than or
equal to 5.0.
Access

Highlight MEASURE.
Move the pointer arrow to SET MIN
INDEX. A drop-down menu with the
current minimum AI value will appear.
Press ENTER. A new menu screen
which allows you to set the minimum
AI value will appear.
Use joystick to select the desired
minimum Accuracy Index value.

To Accept

Press ENTER.

Menu Feature INDEX DISPLAY


Usage

Allows the Accuracy Index (AI) to be


shown on-screen during shadow and
stereo measurements.

Access

Highlight MEASURE.
Move the pointer arrow to INDEX
DISPLAY. A drop-down menu with
ON/OFF will appear.
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature USER PROMPT


Usage

Allows advanced users to disable user


(warning blue screen) prompts when
in measurement mode. It is only be
used by a trained professional.
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

TEMP SENSOR
Menu Feature ICON (On/Off)
Usage

Allows thermometer icon on the


XL PROs LCD to be turned on or off.

Access

Highlight TEMP SENSOR.


Move the pointer arrow to ICON.
A drop-down menu with ON/OFF
appears.
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

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To Accept

Press MENU.

Menu Feature AUDIO WARNING (On/Off)


Usage

Allows audio warning to be turned on


or off when XL PRO tip temperature
reaches operating temperature limit.

Access

Highlight TEMP SENSOR.


Move the pointer arrow to AUDIO
WARNING. A drop-down menu with
ON/OFF appears.
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.
Temperature Warning Screen

Temperature warning icon


Thermometer
icon

Figure 31

Note: There are two temperature warning levels.


Approaching Limit - Yellow warning and
thermometer icons.
Exceeding Limit - Red warning and
thermometer icons.
Note: An audio warning will simultaneously beep if
audio warning is enabled.

AUDIO
Menu Feature AUDIO OUT (On/Off)
Usage

Enables live audio information picked


up by the microphone in the handpiece to be present as a line level
audio signal on the front panel of the
Processor/Light Source.

Access

Highlight AUDIO.
Move the pointer arrow to AUDIO
OUT. A drop-down menu with ON/OFF
appears.
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.
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Menu Feature BUTTON BEEP (On/Off)


Usage

Enables a beep sound to be created


every time a key is pressed.

Access

Highlight AUDIO.
Move the pointer arrow to BUTTON
BEEP. A drop-down menu with ON/
OFF appears.
Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

LAMP CONTROL
Menu Feature Allows the lamp to be tuned off or on
while the main processor remains on.
Usage

Allows lamp to be turned off while


functions such as image copy, annotation, and preset text generation are
taking place in order to preserve lamp
life.

Caution

This feature must not be used for


covert operation where image
capture is desired with the lamp off.
A power interruption will cause the
lamp to re-start.
A custom version of the XL PRO is
available for covert operation with a
hard-wired switch which controls lamp
power.

Access

Highlight LAMP CONTROL. A dropdown menu with ON/OFF will appear.


Move the pointer arrow to ON or OFF.
Press ENTER. A check mark will
appear next to your selection.

To Accept

Press MENU.

Note

Allow the lamp to remain off for a


minimum of 30 seconds before
enabling it to turn on again.

SYSTEM INFO
Menu Feature Provides total Flash memory capacity,
and amount of remaining free Flash
memory for image, audio and video
file storage.
Provides a display of the software
revision level of the various
microcontrollers and main computer
in the XL PRO.
Access

Highlight SYSTEM INFO.


Press ENTER. A new system status
screen will appear which shows software and Flash memory status.

To Exit
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Press any button.

UPDATE SOFTWARE
Menu Feature Allows software updates to be loaded
from floppy disks or CompactFlash
card into the XL PRO.
Usage

Software updates may be performed in


the field without the need for the product to be sent back for factory service.

Access

Highlight UPDATE SOFTWARE.

Operation

Locate the floppy disks or


CompactFlash card to be used to
update the XL PRO.
There will generally be two disks, one
main program disk, and one feature
set enable disk for non XL PRO Plus
models.
Install the main program disk into the
floppy drive or CompactFlash drive on
the processor/light source.
Press ENTER.
The XL PRO will search for updated
software.
If update files are detected, press
ENTER. The system will then automatically install the software (if software
is not found, the XL PRO will prompt
you to press ENTER to terminate the
update process).
After the update is successfully loaded,
Update Successful will be shown on
display.
Turn power off.
Wait 30 seconds, turn power on.
If there is a second diskette associated
with the update, that disk must be
loaded using the process above, and
the power must be turned off and on
after a successful download. (Note:
This step is not neccessary if updating
from a CompactFlash card).

To Accept

After power has been cycled, the XL


PRO will automatically power-up and
execute the updated software.

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MEASUREMENT OPERATIONS
General Feature Summary
(PXLA, PXLM: PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C)
The XL PRO VideoProbe supports three different types of
measurement operations:
ShadowProbe ShadowProbe measurements involve
Measurements the use of ShadowProbe tips which
project a shadow onto a target. Using
triangulation geometry based on the
shadow location, measurements may
be made on the target.
StereoProbe StereoProbe measurements involve
Measurements the use of StereoProbe tips which
capture stereoscopic images of a
target. The XL PRO processor uses a
triangulation geometry methodology to
perform measurements on the target.
Comparison Comparison measurements rely on the
Measurements dimensions of a known object in the
field of view or introduced into the
field of view to calculate other dimensions.
Not all measurement types are available on all models
or probe diameters. Refer to the product specification
section of this manual for product versions which
support the various measurement methods.

Measurement Accuracy

CAUTION NOTE:
The accuracy of measurements performed by XL PRO
Systems cannot be guaranteed by Everest VIT. The
accuracy of any measurement is dependant on the ability of an operator to capture a quality image and the
skill of the operator to accurately place measurement
cursors.
In the case of stereo measurements, the ability to verify
that the XL PROs automatic matching of the cursors
placed by the operator is accurate is also critical to
achieving accurate measurement results.

Typical Accuracy
Measurement accuracy of 95% or
better can be achieved by a trained
user of the ShadowProbe or
StereoProbe measurement systems
when the measurements are made
within the systems specified
measurement conditions
(see ShadowProbe Accuracy and
StereoProbe Accuracy sections of this
manual).
Measurement results are only valid for
measurements made in air (contact
factory for measurements performed
in liquid environments).
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Maximizing Accuracy

Magnification is among the most


important elements in the
measurement accuracy.
The more an object fills the screen, the
greater its magnification and more precisely you can place the cursors used
to measure objects.

Measurement Accuracy Verification

It is recommended that measurement


accuracy verification tests be
performed before and after measurements are performed in order to
confirm the accuracy of the
StereoProbe and ShadowProbe
measurement system.
Refer to Appendix E for instructions
on how to perform measurement verification tests using the NIST traceable
measurement verification block which
is shipped with every PXLM system.

PROVIEW

When performing measurements, PROVIEW can be


enabled to aid in cursor placement. PROVIEW transforms the onscreen measurement image to invert the
brightness and enhance the image; creating a color
effect similar to a photographic negative.
Access

During measurement operations,


press the MENU button.
Highlight IMAGE.
Move the pointer arrow to PROVIEW
or NORMAL (to return to normal
image)
Press ENTER. A PROVIEW image will
appear onscreen.
PROVIEW Access Screen

Figure 32

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ShadowProbe Measurement System


Shadow Measurements Overview

There are seven types of shadow-based measurements


that may be performed by the XL PRO PXLM series.
1. Distance
5. Area
2. Skew
6. Multi-Segment Length
3. Depth
7. Circle Gauge
4. Point-to-Line
A shadow measurement is made with a frozen image or
a recalled image taken from the shadow measurement
screen, or an image saved as a measurement image.
For maximum accuracy, move the shadow as close
to the left side of the screen as possible (the shadow
moves left as the probe approaches the surface), and
place the shadow line and cursors as accurately as
possible. Measurement can be made even if the tip is
so close to a surface that the image is somewhat out of
focus. In this case, features must be sharp enough so
the cursors can be placed accurately.
ShadowProbe The accuracy of measurements which
Accuracy
can be made by a trained user using
the shadow measurement methods
may be obtained by referring to the
Accuracy Index in Figure 65.
The Accuracy Index value is an
indication of the amount of magnification which was used during the
measurement. If a defect was measured with an Accuracy Index of 7.0,
that defect would be shown 7 times
larger than actual size on the
XL PRO hand-piece LCD.
The index gives the minimum magnification of the area being measured as
viewed on the 5-in. LCD.
The Accuracy Index values can be
shown on the screen during shadow
measurements (use SETUP MENU to
enable this feature).
A warning indication that a measurement is being performed using
an Accuracy Index below a pre-set
threshold can be enabled from the
SETUP MENU SET MINIMUM
INDEX.
To calculate magnification on monitors
larger or smaller than the 5-in. LCD,
divide LCD magnification (the Accuracy
Index) by 5 and multiply by the diagonal of the other monitor in inches.
Important: ShadowProbe measurements tips, unlike
standard optical tips, are factory calibrated for use with
specific probes and will not measure accurately if used
with other measurement probes. Tips are matched to
probes by serial number engraved in the side of the tip
and listed on the probe plug label, and calibration data
is stored in memory in the probe.
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Shadow Tip Identification

Figure 33

Important: The small O-ring on the probe tip ensures


the stable seating of the measurement tips for optimum
accuracy during measurements. The O-ring should be
checked each time the measurement tip is used, and
replaced if missing or excessively worn.

Verifying Shadow Tip

Whenever a shadow measurement is selected


from the MEASUREMENT TYPE menu, the XL
PRO will allow the user to verify that the correct
tip is selected for the measurement.
The first time a shadow measurement is performed after power-up, a warning screen is
displayed, and the system asks the user to
insure that the tip installed on the videoprobe is
the tip selected among those calibrated (listed
by direction of view, color code and serial number) for that VideoProbe. (Note: Warning screen
can be disable via the Setup Menu User
Prompts. Refer to page 66.)
On-Screen Tip Verification

Figure 34

ShadowProbe Measurement Overview


ShadowProbe measurement is a linear measurement
of points on a flat surface which is perpendicular to
the optical axis of the probe (Figure 35). The shadow
will indicate this viewing condition by appearing as an
unbroken vertical line that remains vertical even when
the probe is rotated.
In this viewing condition, measurements can be taken
anywhere in the frozen image.
In general, measuring on or near the shadow line
reduces the risk of error caused by a non-perpendicular
viewing angle.
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ShadowProbe Measurement

Figure 35

Sample ShadowProbe Measurement

Figure 36

General
Operation

To initiate a Shadow measurement,


press MEASURE or MENU buttons
and follow the steps outlined in the
sections below.

Zoom
Windows

During cursor placement operations in


stereo measurements, the user may
press the ZOOM button in order to
see a 3x magnification of the user
positioned cursor.

Saving
After a measurement is completed,
Measurement pressing MENU brings up the
Images
Measurement Screen menu, which
allows you to save the image including
measurements.
Performing After completing a measurement, you
Additional
can reposition the cursors to adjust
Measurements the measurement, or keep the first
measurement and make a new one.
Up to five measurements can be
made on one image.
Exit
Press EXIT to return to the frozen
Measurement Mode
Mode
Press EXIT again to return to the live
video.

ShadowProbe Distance Measurements


Operation
Usage

A simple, accurate method to measure


linear dimensions in an image.

Operation

Position the tip so the shadow line lies

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on the same surface as the feature to


be measured. To maximize accuracy,
move in as close as possible. This
moves the shadow line toward the
left side of the screen. (If you cannot
obtain a vertical shadow, you should
select a SKEW measurement.)
Press FREEZE to freeze the image.
Press MEASURE to activate the measurement feature. A screen will appear
which asks you to choose which type
of measurement you wish to perform,
comparison, stereo or shadow.
Use the joystick to select SHADOW
DISTANCE along with the tip which
will be used to perform the distance
measurement.
Press ENTER to accept the measurement type and tip to be used for the
measurement.
Setting Dashed Cursor for Shadow Based
Distance Measurements

Figure 37

If this is the first time a measurement function has been selected after
power-up, a warning screen appears.
This screen advises you to verify that
the tip selected from the menu is the
tip which is installed on the probe.
Press ENTER
A vertical dashed line cursor will
appear on the screen. Move the
dashed line with the joystick to the
center of the vertical shadow.
Press ENTER.
Two cursors then appear, one above
the other.
If the probe was perpendicular to the
object in both the horizontal and vertical planes, measurements may be
taken at any point in the image.
You may now choose to change your measurement
cursor type in order to perform video caliper
point-to-point, circle gauge, or point to line
measurements.
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ShadowProbe Skew Measurements


Overview
A Skew measurement is a linear measurement of an
object on a surface that is at a skewed angle (nonperpendicular) to the optical axis of the probe (Figure 38).
Usually the shadow will appear sloped (nonvertical),
indicating that the surface distance from the probe (and
therefore magnification) is not constant throughout the
image.
From a skewed viewing angle, measurements can only
be made along the shadow, so the shadow must be
aligned to the object to be measured before the image
is frozen.
Skew Measurement

Figure 38

Example Skew Measurement

Figure 39

ShadowProbe Skew Measurements


Operation
Usage

A sloped shadow means the viewing tip is


not perpendicular to the surface, therefore
height above the surface and magnification will change across the image.
Tip-to-target reference distance is only
known on the shadow, so place it on the
object before freezing the image.
Maximize accuracy by using the greatest magnification (filling as much of the
screen as possible with the image), getting as close to perpendicular as possible,
marking the limits measured precisely
with the cursors, and accurately centering
the cursors on the shadow line.

Operation Press FREEZE to freeze the image.


Press MEASURE and use the joystick to
select SHADOW, SKEW.

Select
the appropriate tip and press ENTER.
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Two cursors will appear.


Move the cursors with the joystick to mark
the features to be measured along the
shadow.
The cursors must be accurately centered
on the shadow.
The distance between the cursors and
the Accuracy Index (if activated) will be
constantly displayed.

ShadowProbe Depth Measurement


Overview
A Depth measurement measures the height or depth of
an object by determining the distances from the probe
to the upper and lower surfaces and calculating the difference. The viewing angle should be perpendicular to
the surface plane (Figure 40) or the resulting measurement will be a diagonal depth rather than a true vertical
depth. When the surface planes are perpendicular, the
shadow will appear vertical in the image and remain
vertical even when the probe is rotated. The shadow
will break to the left to indicate a raised surface or to
the right to indicate a recessed surface.
Depth measurements can only be made along the shadow, so align the shadow vertically across the change in
contour before freezing the image. When marking the
depth or height to be measured, place the point cursors
along the center of the shadow on the lower and upper
surfaces near the break.
Depth Measurement

Figure 40

Example Depth Measurement

Figure 41

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Initial Setup
Prepare for measurement by selecting and installing
the most appropriate measurement tip for the inspection from the list of tips calibrated for the probe. (See
Detachable Tip Optics section for installation
instructions).

ShadowProbe Depth Measurements


Operation
Usage

A Depth measurement evaluates the difference in height between two points to


indicate vertical changes due to wear,
misalignment and other causes.
The shadows shape indicates surface
contours, because it bends over surface
irregularities, e.g., it breaks sharply right
when a surface falls rapidly away from the
tip, and bends gradually to the right for
gentle slopes away from the tip.

Operation Make Depth measurements by locating


the object with the shadow lying on the
area to be measured. If the shadow is
not visible, move the probe closer until it
appears. Keep the probe perpendicular (a
vertical shadow) to the main surface.
Press FREEZE to freeze the image.
Press MEASURE, select DEPTH and the
appropriate tip then press ENTER.
Two cursors will appear.
Using the joystick to center one of the
cursors on the shadow where it falls on
the first surface to be measured. Press
ENTER.
Use the joystick to center the second cursor on the shadow where it falls on the
second surface to be measured. Press
ENTER.
The vertical distance between the cursors
and the Accuracy Index (if activated) will
be constantly displayed.

ShadowProbe Point-to-Line
Measurements Operation
Usage

Provides measurement data in two


dimensions, along an X-axis and Y-axis.

Operation

Position the tip so the shadow line lies


on the same surface as the feature to
be measured. To maximize accuracy,
move in as close as possible. This
moves the shadow toward the left side
of the screen.
Press FREEZE to freeze an image.
Press MEASURE, select SHADOW,
PT-LINE and the appropriate tip. Press
ENTER.

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The first of three cursors will appear.


The first two cursors establish the
reference line. The third cursor sets a
point perpendicular to the reference
line for the distance measurement.
Position the first cursor as the starting
point of the line. Press ENTER.
Position the second cursor as the end
point of the line. Press ENTER.
Position the third cursor as the
perpendicular point. Press ENTER.
The perpendicular distance will be
displayed with a flashing background.
Use the joystick to reposition the
number and press ENTER. The length
of the reference line is also displayed
on the side of the image.
Point-to-Line Measurement

Figure 42

ShadowProbe Area Measurements


Operation
Usage

Used to measure the size or area of a


defect.
Provides measurement data on a flat,
perpendicular surface.

Operation

Position the tip so the shadow line lies


on the same surface as the feature to
be measured. To maximize accuracy,
move in as close as possible. This
moves the shadow toward the left side
of the screen.
Press FREEZE to freeze the image.
Press MEASURE, select SHADOW,
AREA and the appropriate tip and
press ENTER.
A vertical dashed line cursor will
appear on the screen. Move the
dashed line with the joystick to the
center of the vertical shadow and
press ENTER.
The first of up to 24 cursors will
appear. Position the cursor as the first
point on the feature to be measured
and press ENTER.
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Continue to place cursors around the


edge of the feature being measured.
A minimum of three cursors must be
placed to outline the area.
Press ENTER without moving a cursor
to close the area being measured. The
system will display the Area with a
flashing background.
Use the joystick to reposition the Area
measurement if desired and press
ENTER.
Area Measurement

Figure 43

ShadowProbe Multi-Segment Length


Measurements Operation
Usage

Used to measure the length of a nonlinear defect or feature by combining


the lengths of shorter segments.

Operation

Position the tip so the shadow line lies


on the same surface as the feature to
be measured. To maximize accuracy,
move in as close as possible. This
moves the shadow toward the left side
of the screen.
Press FREEZE to freeze an image.
Press MEASURE, select SHADOW,
MULTI-LENGTH, and the appropriate
tip and press ENTER.
A vertical dashed line cursor will
appear on the screen. Move the
dashed line with the joystick to the
center of the vertical shadow and
press ENTER.
The first of up to 24 cursors will
appear. Position the cursor as the first
point on the feature to be measured
and press ENTER.
Continue to place cursors along the
feature. A minimum of two cursors
must be placed.
Press ENTER without moving the
cursor to end the measurement. The
total distance of all segments will be
displayed with a flashing background.
Use the joystick to reposition the
distance if desired and press ENTER.

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Multi-Segment Length Measurement

Figure 44

ShadowProbe Circle Gauge Measurements


Operation
Usage

A circle gauge is useful as a quick


GO/NO-GO measurement tool.
Note: In order to provide accurate
measurements, it is important that the
image being used during circle gauge
measurements was frozen while the
probe tip was perpendicular to the
target image.

Operation

Position the tip so the shadow line lies


on the same surface as the feature to
be measured. To maximize accuracy,
move in as close as possible. This
moves the shadow toward the left side
of the screen.
Press FREEZE to freeze an image.
Press MEASURE, select SHADOW,
CIRCLE GAUGE, and the appropriate
tip and press ENTER.
A vertical dashed line cursor will
appear on the screen. Move the
dashed line with the joystick to the
center of the vertical shadow and
press ENTER.
Follow insturctions on screen, use the
joystick to set the Circle Gauge size.
Press ENTER.
The circle which now appears has the
inside dimension equal to the value
you have selected.
Use the joystick to reposition the circle
on the object being compared and
press ENTER.
A Gauge Size with flashing background is displayed. Use the joystick
to move the value if desired and press
ENTER.

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Circle Gauge Setup Screen

Figure 45

StereoProbe Measurement System


Stereo Measurements Overview

There are five types of stereo measurements which


may be performed by a PXLM series StereoProbe:
1. Length
4. Area
2. Point-to-Line
5. Multi-Segment Length
3. Depth

Multiple Measurements

Up to five measurements may be performed on a frozen


image, and all five measurement results may be saved
with that image.

ZOOM Windows
During cursor placement operations in stereo measurements, the user may press the ZOOM button in order
to see a 3x magnification of the user positioned cursor
and the XL PRO processor matched point.

Data Format of Measurement Images


To allow for accurate remeasurement, all StereoProbe
measurement images are automatically saved as JPEG HI
or BITMAP. (Data format is selected in the SETUP MENU).
NOTE: If JPEG LO image format was selected in the
setup menu, the XL PRO will automatically store measurement images in JPEG HI format in order to allow
accurate re-measurements.

Re-Measurement of Stereo Images

Previously captured stereo measurements


may be recalled from internal memory or
imported via diskette into the XL PRO in
order to be re-measured.
Stereo measurement images which
contain measurement results created on a
StereoProbe XL PRO can be re-measured
on a PC using the Everest VIT shareware
program iVIEW PC.

Viewing Images with Measurement Results


on a PC
Most popular .BMP or .JPG viewing software programs
(such as Windows Paint) are capable of displaying
images and the measurement results associated with
these images.
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Stereo Measurement Accuracy


Overview

The accuracy of measurements performed on


StereoProbe systems is dependant on operator skill
level, captured image quality, and magnification (displayed as the Accuracy Index value on-screen) of the
object being measured.

Stereo Measurement Range

The usable range for performing stereo measurements


extends out to a magnification Accuracy Index of 2.5
(a typical tip to target distance of 30mm). For more
accurate measurements, it is recommended that measurements be performed with an Accuracy Index of 4.5
or greater (a typical tip to target distance of 15mm or
closer).

Stereo Measurement Processing


Match Strength
During stereo measurements, the computer system in
the XL PRO will calculate a matching cursor position for
each cursor placed by the user. For every match point
created by the XL PRO computer, a (MATCH STRENGTH)
numerical value between 0 and 5 will be generated.
Whenever possible place cursors such
that a match strength of 3 or greater is
displayed.
In order to achieve higher match strength
on selected targets, it may be necessary
to freeze another image with slightly
different illumination, or more image
details shown in the scene.
You should always verify that the computer generated matched cursor appears to
be placed properly even when a match
strength of <5> is indicated, and
especially when low match strength
values are indicated.
Accuracy The accuracy of measurements which can
be made by a trained user on an image
which is of acceptable quality to perform
stereo measurements using the
StereoProbe measurement methods may
be obtained by referring to the Accuracy
Index tables in Figures 66 and 67.
The most accurate measurements can be
made when the target is perpendicular to
the probe tip.
A match position which is off by just one
pixel position can have a significant
impact on the measurement result.
The Accuracy Index value is an indication
of the amount of magnification which was
used during the measurement. If a defect
was measured with an Accuracy Index of
7.0, that defect would be shown 7 times
larger than actual size on the XL PRO
hand-piece LCD.
The index gives the minimum magnification of the area being measured as viewed
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on the 5-in. LCD.

The Accuracy Index values can be shown


on the screen during stereo measurement
(use SETUP MENU to enable this feature).
A flashing warning indication that a
measurement is being performed using an
Accuracy Index below a pre-set threshold
can be enabled from the SETUP MENU
SET MINIMUM INDEX.
To calculate magnification on monitors
larger or smaller than the 5-in. LCD, divide
LCD magnification (the Accuracy Index) by
5 and multiply by the diagonal of the other
monitor in inches.

Calibrated StereoProbe Tips


Important: Measurements tips, unlike optical tips,
are calibrated for use with specific probes and will not
measure accurately if used with other measurement
probes which have not been calibrated to those tips.
Tips are matched to probes by serial number engraved
on the side of the tip, and calibration data is stored in
memory in the probe.
Important: The small O-ring on the probe tip ensures
the stable seating of the measurement tips for optimum
accuracy during measurements. The O-ring should be
checked each time the measurement tip is used, and
replaced if missing or excessively worn.

Selecting Stereo Tip


Whenever a stereo measurement is selected
from the MEASUREMENT TYPE menu, the
XL PRO will prompt the user to verify the correct tip is installed for the measurement.

The first time a stereo measurement is performed after power-up, a message is displayed
to remind the user of the importance of proper
tip identification. (Note: Warning screen can be
disable via the Setup Menu User Prompts.
Refer to page 66.)
While performing stereo measurement, the
selected tip may be verified or changed by
pressing MENU and selecting the MEASURE
TIP option. A is displayed next to the selected
tip.
On-Screen Tip Verification

Figure 46

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StereoProbe Measurements
Operational Overview

Placing
the
Cursor

Capturing Position the tip such that the object to be


the Appro measured appears near the center of both
riate Image half-screens.
In order to maximize accuracy move the
tip as close to the target as possible while
the target remains in focus.
Press the FREEZE button
Select STEREO (Measurement Type)
(installed tip) use the joystick to select the
tip and measurement type.
When the stereo measurement cursor
placement screen appears, a single cursor
will be present in each half of the screen.
Use the joystick to position the cursor in
the left half-screen. The XL PRO computer
will calculate a matching point in the right
half-screen. (See Match Strength pg. 83).
The icon in the upper right hand corner of
the screen shows which measurement
point the active cursor represents.
Measurements are most accurate if the
points are selected from as close to the
center of the image as possible.
Zoom
To aid in cursor placement, press the
Windows ZOOM button to view a 3x zoom window
of the area around the active cursor.
Manual If you believe the computer generated
Cursor
match point is inaccurate, you can
Placement re-position any matched cursor by
pressing the INVERT button.
With the zoom window off, move the
right-side cursor close to the correct
match point. When the cursor movement
stops, the processor will snap the cursor
to the best nearby match.
If the match is still incorrect, press ZOOM
to dispay the zoom window, and move the
cursor to the correct match position.
Press ENTER to lock the cursor in place.
Place the remaining cursors in a similar
fashion.
NOTE: Whenever you re-position a matched cursor, the cursor style changes to a cross-hair with
an outer border to indicate a user intervention has
occurred. Match strength is not displayed for manually corrected matches.
Place the remaining cursors in a similar
fashion.
Measure- Measurement results appear with a
ment
flashing blue background when the final
Results
cursor has been placed.
Display The results can be positioned in their
desired location on-screen with the joystick while they have the flashing blue
background.
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Press ENTER to lock the measurement


results in the desired screen position.
Subsequent pressing of the ENTER button
will allow you to re-position any cursor
placed, or the measurement result.

Changing If you wish to change measurement units


Measure- from inches to mm, or mm to inches,
ment Units press MENU, highlight SETUP MENU,
press ENTER, highlight MEASURE
UNITS (inches or mm), press ENTER,
press MENU.

Adding
Additional
Measurements

Additional measurements can be added to


the image. To do this press MENU then
select MEASURE ADD
(LENGTH, POINT TO LINE, DEPTH, AREA,
MULTI LENGTH)
Press ENTER
A new cursor for the measurement type
you selected will appear.
Proceed to perform the stereo
measurement.
NOTE: The index value displayed is only associated
with the current measurement in progress.
Adding a Second Measurement

Figure 47

Modifying
Multiple
Measurement
Cursors
& Results
Saving

the Stereo
Measurement

When multiple measurement are shown


on the screen, pressing the ENTER button
will activate each cursor and the
measurement result textbox, and allow
each to be re-positioned.

Press MENU
Highlight SAVE IMAGE (path to folder
last saved to)
If you wish to save to the same folder you
last saved to, press ENTER.
If you would like to save the measurement
to a different folder, use the joystick to
select an alternative folder. Press ENTER
to save the image to the selected folder.
NOTE: If image is saved prior to locking
measurement result location, measurement results will not be saved.

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Length Measurements Overview


A length measurement using StereoProbe technology is
a linear measurement of the distance between points
on a surface of an object. The object does not need
to be perpendicular to the StereoProbe tip in order to
achieve accurate measurements.
StereoProbe Length Measurements
on Perpendicular Surface

Figure 48

StereoProbe Length Measurements


on Skewed Surface

Figure 49

Length Measurement Operation


Access

Press FREEZE.
Press MEASURE.
Select STEREO LENGTH
Press ENTER.

(tip installed).

Operation The stereo measurement cursor


placement screen will appear. The first of
two cursors will appear.
Use the joystick to position the cursor at
one endpoint of the feature being measured. Press the ZOOM button to enable
the zoom window to aid with cursor
placement.
Press ENTER.
The second cursor will now appear on
screen, place it at the other endpoint of
the feature being measured.
Press ENTER.
The measurement results will appear with
a flashing blue background. Move them to
the desired position using the joystick.
Press ENTER to lock the results in position.
Subsequent pressing of the ENTER button
will allow you to re-position either of the
cursors or the measurement results. 87

Stereo Length Measurement

Figure 50

StereoProbe Measurements

Point-to-Line Measurements Overview


A point-to-line measurement is a measurement which
provides distance information between two points, and
a perpendicular line drawn to that line.

Point-to-Line Operation
Access

Figure 51

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Press FREEZE
Press MEASURE
Select STEREO PT-LINE (installed tip)
Press ENTER
The first of three cursors will appear. The
first two cursors define a line, the third
cursor will define the point from which a
perpendicular line is drawn to the initially
defined line.
The icon in the upper right corner of the
screen shows the active cursor which is
currently being placed.
Place the first cursor at one end-point of
where you want a line to be generated.
Verify the computer matched cursor was
accurately placed. Use the ZOOM button
to assist in cursor placement.
Press ENTER. A second cursor will appear.
Place this cursor at the other end of
where you desire a line to be generated.
Press ENTER. A third cursor will appear
with a perpendicular line generated
between the third cursor and the line
defined by the first two cursors.
Locate the third cursor to the desired
point. Press ENTER.
Point-To-Line Measurement

Operation

Measure- The measurement results will appear with


ment
a flashing background. Use the joystick to
Results
position the results into a desired location.
Press ENTER to lock the results in position.
Subsequent pressing of the ENTER button
will allow you to re-position any one of
the three cursors, or the measurement
results.

StereoProbe Measurements
Depth Measurements Overview
A depth measurement is used to calculate the distance
a point is located above or below a plane surface. The
StereoProbe software requires the user to place 3
cursors in order to establish a plane surface, and then
place the fourth cursor which is located above or below
that plane. The XL PRO computer will calculate the
length of a perpendicular line between the fourth cursor
and the plane surface defined by the first three cursors.

Depth Measurements Operation


Access

Press FREEZE
Press MEASURE
Select STEREO DEPTH
Press ENTER

(installed tip)

Operation The first of four cursors will appear.


Position this cursor as the first point on the
plane to be defined in conjunction with
the next two cursors. Press ENTER.
Defining a The second cursor will appear. Position
Reference this cursor on the second point defining
Plane
the plane. Press ENTER.
The third cursor will appear. Position this
cursor to complete the definition of the
plane surface. Press ENTER to lock the
cursor into position.
Defining The fourth cursor will appear. Position this
the Point
cursor at the location above or below the
Above or
previously defined plane surface.
Below the A line will be drawn between the fourth
Plane
cursor and the plane surface. Press
ENTER once the cursor is properly
positioned.
Measure- The measurement results of the elevation
ment
of the fourth point above or below the
Results
previously defined plane surface will be
shown with a flashing blue background.
NOTE: Depth measurements taken at low index
(magnification) values are extremely sensitive to
the matched cursor position. Carefully verify each
placed cursors match.
If fourth cursor point result is a negative
number, that point lies below the plane
which was defined by the first three
cursors.
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Use the joystick to position the measurment results to the desired position. Press
ENTER to lock the results into position.
Editing
If you continue to press ENTER, each
Cursor
cursor position will be activated, and will
Postions
allow re-positioning.
Depth Measurement

Figure 52

StereoProbe Measurements
Area Measurements Overview
Area measurement calculates the surface area contained
within multiple cursors placed around a feature or defect.

Area Measurement Operation


Access

Press FREEZE.
Press MEASURE.
Select STEREO AREA
Press ENTER.

(installed tip).

Operation The first of up to 24 cursors will appear.


Position the cursor as the first point on
the feature to be measured. Press ENTER.
Continue to place cursors around the
edge of the feature being measured. A
minimum of three cursors must be placed
to outline an area.
Press ENTER without moving the cursor
and a line will be drawn from the first
cursor to the last, closing the area. A line
will be drawn from the last cursor to the
first cursor, closing the area.
Measure- The measurement results will appear with
ment
a flashing blue background. Move them to
Results
the desired position using the joystick.
Press ENTER to lock the results in position.
Subsequent pressing of the ENTER button
will allow you to re-position either of the
cursors or the measurement results.

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Stereo Area Measurement

Figure 53

StereoProbe Measurements

Multi-Segment Length Measurements


Overview
A multi-segment length measurement adds the lengths
of multiple contiguous line segments to yield a cumulative length. Segment lengths are calculated from point
to point; the actual length may not follow the surface of
the object depending on cursor placement.

Multi-Segment Length Mesurements


Operation
Access

Press FREEZE.
Press MEASURE.
Select STEREO MULTI-LENGTH
(installed tip).
Press ENTER.
Operation The first of up to 24 cursors will appear.
Position the cursor as the starting point of
the segmented line. Press ENTER.
The second cursor will apear. Position the
second cursor and press ENTER.
A minimum of two cursors is needed.
Continue placing cursors as needed.
Measure- The measurement results will appear with
ment
a flashing blue background. Move them to
Results
the desired position using the joystick.
Press ENTER to lock the results in position.
Subsequent pressing of the ENTER button
will allow you to re-position either of the
cursors or the measurement results.
Multi-Segment Length Measurement

Figure 54

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Comparison Measurements
(PXLA, PXLM)
There are five types of Comparison measurements that
may be performed by a PXLA or PXLM series XL PRO.
1. Length
2. Point-to-Line
3. Area

4. Multi-Segment Length
5. Circle Gauge

Comparison measurements use the size of a known


object (often set in place by the manufacturer, or
introduced with the probe) to measure other objects
in the same view and plane.
Such measurements are made using zoomed or
unzoomed frozen or recalled images.
Although they are less accurate than shadow or stereo measurements, they are useful if you do not have
a shadow or stereo tip, need to measure further away
than a shadow or stereo will allow, cannot place a
shadow where you want it, cannot obtain adequate
stereo match strength, or want to check the approximate size of many items quickly.
Comparison measurements begin by establishing a
known dimension as a reference scale.
In the recalled or frozen image, cursors are placed
across a known dimension and that dimension is
entered into the system.
The cursors can then be moved anywhere in the
image to display the point to point dimensions (video
caliper), point to line measurements, or a circle of
known diameter may be placed anywhere on the
screen (circle gauge).

Comparison Measurement General


Operation
For all Comparison measurements, the first steps are
the same.
Press FREEZE to freeze an image.
Press MEASURE, select the Comparison
measurement type, and press ENTER.
Two cursors will appear. Position them to
mark a known reference dimension that
will be used for all measurements. Press
DISTANCE when done.
Instructions will appear to enter the value
of the known reference dimension. Use
the joystick to increase or decrease the
value and press ENTER.

Comparison Measurement Length


Usage

Allows length measurements of frozen


images based on a known reference
dimension.

Operation Set the reference dimension as described


above.
Two cursors will appear.
Place the first cursor and press ENTER.
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Place the second cursor and press ENTER.


The length will appear with a flashing
background. Use the joystick to reposition
the length and press ENTER.
Press MENU to save or make additional
Comparison measurements.

Comparison Measurement Point-to-Line


Usage

Measure the distance from a reference


line to a point perpendicular to that line,
based on a known reference dimension
on the image.

Operation Set the reference dimension as described


above.
The first of three cursors will appear. The
first two cursors establish the reference
line. The third cursor sets a point perpendicular to the reference line for the
distance measurement.
Position the first cursor as the starting
point of the line. Press ENTER.
Position the second cursor as the end
point of the line. Press ENTER.
Position the third cursor as the perpendicular point. Press ENTER.
The perpendicular distance will be
displayed with a flashing background.
Use the joystick to reposition the number
and press ENTER. The length of the reference line is also displayed on the side of
the image.
Press MENU to save or make additional
Comparison measurements.

Comparison Measurement Area


Usage

Measure the Area in square inches or


square millimeters of a feature, based
on a known reference dimension on the
image.

Operation Set the reference dimension as described


above.
The first of up to 24 cursors will appear.
Position the cursor as the first point on
the feature to be measured and press
ENTER.
Continue to place cursors around the
edge of the feature being measured.
A minimum of three cursors must be
placed to outline the area.
Press ENTER without moving a cursor to
close the area being measured. The
system will dispay the Area with a
flashing background.
Use the joystick to reposition the Area
measurement if desired and press ENTER.
Press MENU to save or make additional
Comparision measurements.
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Comparison Measurement Multi-Segment


Length
Usage Measure the total length of a multi-

segmented or non-linear line, based on a


known reference dimension on the image

Operation Set the reference dimension as described


above.
The first of up to 24 cursors will appear.
Position the cursor as the first point on
the feature to be measured and press
ENTER.
Continue to place cursors along the
feature. A minimum of two cursors must
be placed.
Press ENTER without moving the cursor
to end the measurement. The total
distance of all segments will be displayed
with a flashing background.
Use the joystick to reposition the distance
if desired and press ENTER.
Press MENU to save or make additional
Comparison measurements.

Comparison Measurement Circle Gauge


Usage Create a circle on the image of known

size to compare to a feature size, based


on a known reference dimension on the
image.

Operation Set the reference dimension as

described above.
Follow instructions on screen, use the
joystick to set the Circle Gauge size.
Press ENTER.
The circle which now appears has the
inside dimension equal to the value you
have selected.
Use the joystick to reposition the circle
on the object being compared, and press
ENTER.
A Gauge Size with flashing background is
displayed. Use the joystick to move the
value if desired and press ENTER.
Press MENU to save or make additional
Comparison measurements.

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PC Based Re-Measurement
iVIEW PC

All images saved using the XL PRO may


be re-measured on a PC using iVIEW PC,
PC re-measurement software.
Only images captured in shadow or stereo
measurement mode or images saved
using the SAVE
MEASUREMENT
option will allow PC-based stereo or
shadow re-measurement.
iVIEW PC re-measurement software
is free to all PXLA & PXLM system
customers, and may be downloaded
from the Everest VIT Web site.

Battery/DC Powered Operation

When AC Power is not available, the VideoProbe XL PRO


can be operated from a source of DC power, such as the
XA207 PowerBar Battery Pack or the Battery Belt Set.
The XL PRO can be operated from a 12v power source
as long as it complies with the requirements listed in the
Specifications section of this manual.
NOTE: External DC power cord/connectors must be
capable of supporting currents up to 11 Amps.
See respective battery operating manuals for operating
procedures. (XA207S-XLMAN and XA115)
Optional Batteries
12V Battery Belt

Light Source
Belt Clip

TM

PowerBar

Battery System

Power Cable

XA207 PowerBar Battery

PowerBar
Battery System

Figure 55

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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
Clean the VideoProbe XL PRO after each use.
Wipe down the insertion tube with a 70% alcohol-towater solution after each use.
Clean the probes detachable optics (lenses) with cotton swabs and glass cleaner or 70% alcohol to water
solution before and after each use.
Clean the window on the tip section periodically to
avoid fuzzy images. If the probe is used in a dirty
environment, then increase the interval as needed.
Use a common spray window cleaner for the lens,
LCD and other parts, if needed.
Never immerse or soak the hand-piece or the
probe power plug.

USER SERVICEABLE PARTS


Changing the Arc Lamp
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE A LAMP, REMOVE
POWER FROM THE UNIT BY DISCONNECTING THE AC
OR DC POWER CORD FROM THE REAR PANEL OF THE
PROCESSOR/LIGHT SOURCE, AND ALLOW THE LAMP
TO COOL FOR A MINIMUM OF 15 MINUTES! Lamps
operate at elevated temperatures and burns will result
from handling before sufficient cooling has taken place.

Lamp Replacement:
1. Remove the Processor/Light Source from case
and disconnect power cord. As stated above, allow
adequate time for the lamp to cool.
2. Open lamp access panel on bottom of PLS by removing two large slotted screws.

Lamp Removal Removing Access Door

Figure 56

3. Pull back on the spring clip, pull the lamp away from
the mounting plate (backward toward the spring clip)
and carefully raise the lamp out of the cavity.

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Disconnecting Lamp

Figure 57

4. Disconnect the connector from the lamp.

Connection of New Lamp

Figure 58

5. Remove the replacement lamp from its protective box


and connect the lamp to the electrical connector. Use
only Everest VIT Lamp PXA101. The use of any other
will void the warranty, and may damage the unit.
6. Pull the spring clip back, drop the lamp into the
cavity and push towards the mounting plate, verify
lamp is seated flush against locating ring. Correct
seating of lamp is required for maximum light transmission.

Installation of New Lamp in Chassis

Figure 59

7. Replace the lamp access panel and reconnect the


power cord.
8. Perform WHITE BALANCE after lamp replacement.
(see How to Operate the XL PRO, Setup Menu,
Image).

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AC & DC Fuse Replacement


Always turn power switch off and disconnect power cord from the PLS before
attempting to change any fuses.
If, after replacing a fuse, the new fuse
blows, contact Customer Service.

AC Fuse Replacement:
1. Open the fuse drawer located under the power cord
receptacle on the PLS rear panel by pressing down
on the tab located on top of the fuse drawer.
2. Remove each fuse by pulling it out firmly.
3. If the fuse is defective, replace it only with same type
and rating (see specifications)

DC Fuse Replacement:
1. Turn power switch off and disconnect the power cord
from the PLS.
2. Remove the fuse from the PLS rear panel fuse holder
with a flat blade screw driver.
3. If the fuse is defective, replace it only with same type
and rating (see specifications).

Troubleshooting
Power

If the green power indicator lamp is not on ...


Check power cable connections (see SETUP
section).
If the problem only occurs in DC operation, check
batterys charge and compliance to listed specifications.
Check the fuses.

Lamp Operation
If the green power LED is on, but the arc lamp does not
turn on:
Turn system power off, wait 30 seconds, turn it back
on. If there is still no light, replace the lamp (see
MAINTENANCE
section for lamp replacement procedure).
Ensure the lamp access panel is secured tight, fully
activating the safety interlock switch.

Image
1. If image is present but quality is poor ...
Verify adequate light transmission by adjusting the
light control knob to a higher level or to the Auto
position.
Verify the probe plug is properly seated and latched
(see SETUP section).
Clean probe tip window and detachable optics (see
MAINTENANCE section).
If the problem only occurs in DC operation, check
batterys charge and compliance to listed
specifications.
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Verify the lamp is properly seated in the processor/


light source.
CAUTION the lamp may be hot!
Use the process specified in Changing the Arc
Lamp to access the lamp.
2. If you do not have an image at all and the green
power indicator lamp is lit ...
Verify the probe plug is properly seated and latched
(see SETUP section).
Verify the arc lamp is on, and there is adequate
light transmission by adjusting the light control
knob to a higher level or to the Auto position.
Point the probe toward a bright light and see if
image appears. If still no image, stop and call
Service Center (see SERVICE section). If image
appears, the problem is associated with lamp
operation.
Verify image is available on an external monitor, if
possible. If an external monitor is available, connect
the monitors VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN to the
PLS VIDEO OUT or S-VIDEO OUT connector, and
verify image. Call Service Center (see SERVICE
section).

Tip Articulation (Steering)


1. If you have an articulation problem and no image, go
to Image section above.
2. If you have a steering problem, but have an image:
Press the STEER/STAY button once or twice to
verify steer/stay mode is not activated.
On models equipped with a freeze mode, press the
EXIT button to verify articulation is not disabled
in the current screen.
Straighten the insertion tube and shake and tug on
it vigorously to free lubricant. Do not pull on the
tip or articulating section when doing this!
Cycle power off/on. If no articulation, call Service
Center (see SERVICE section).

Freeze Frame
1. If the Freeze Frame function does not work, or the
image locks in a frozen state ...
Turn system power off, wait 30 seconds, turn it
back on. If problem persists, call Service Center
(see SERVICE section).
2. If frozen image jitters, the probe tip was moving
when image was frozen. Press the FREEZE key to
unfreeze image, and press again to freeze once more.

Stereo and Shadow Measurements


1. If you have an inaccurate shadow measurement ...
Ensure the serial number of the installed tip is listed
on the probe plug label and it is properly selected
when performing measurements.
Verify that the O-ring is in good condition and in
place on the probes tip (camera head assembly) for
proper fit of measurement tip.
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Move the probe tip as close as possible to the


target in order to minimize tip-to-target distance
which maximizes magnification.
Ensure that the accuracy which you are expecting
is within the capabilities of the product by referring
to the ShadowProbe and StereoProbe Accuracy
Index Charts.
Measure the target contained in the verification block
periodically to ensure that no damage has occurred that
may reduce measurement accuracy. Each tip should
be verified for accuracy. Refer to Appendix E for the
instructions on the use of the measurement verification
block.

ShadowProbe Measurements
If you having difficulty in obtaining accurate
ShadowProbe measurements ...
Ensure you are using the correct type of shadow
measurement (see MEASUREMENT section).
Ensure that the probe is perpendicualr to the target
for all but SKEW measurements.
Check for proper shadow orientation and cursor
placement for type of measurement performed.

StereoProbe Measurements
If you having difficulty in obtaining accurate
Stereo measurements ...
Ensure that you have the correct tip by color
description and serial number installed on the probe
and selected during the measurement process.
Obtain an alternate frozen image to be measured
with enhanced details and reduced glare. Enhance
image details through modification of image
brightness controls located on the probes handpiece and lamp brightness control located on the
processor/light source.
Position the object to be measured near the center
of the screen.
Matching point should be correct within 1 pixel.
If you cannot clearly see where the match point
should be, select a different point or capture the
image from a different position which better reveals
details to allow better matching.
If measuring with little detail, use shadow.
Dont measure along smooth lines because its difficult to differentiate between points on the line. Use
shadow for measurements on smooth, straight lines.
Dont choose points in areas of significant glare as
it may appear in different positions on the two sides
causing false matches. Very small glare speckles
can be used.
Try to keep cursors 15-20 pixels or more from edge
distortion can degrade accuracy near edges.
Use the ZOOM window feature to most accurately
place the measurement cursors.
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PLS500D-A and PLS500D-C:


NOTE: Internal Battery: This battery, which saves
machine settings when the system is turned off, has a
normal life of five-to-seven-years. If the correct time,
date and other items from the SETUP menu are not
maintained when power is cycled, return it to Everest
VIT to have the battery replaced.
NOTE: If these procedures do not solve the problem,
call Service Center. DO NOT ATTEMPT DISASSEMBLY!
Other than lamp and fuse replacement, there are no
user serviceable components in this product.

STORAGE AND SHIPMENT


The VideoProbe XL PRO System should always be
stored in its shipping case as shown below for either
storage or shipment. Probe should be completely dry.
Storage should be in areas protected from temperature
extremes and high humidity.

Case Top Storage


Velcro Straps

Rigidizer Tubes

Verification
Block

Tip Optic
Case

Manual

Media Case

Sun LCD Visor/


Neck Strap

Tube Gripper/ Spare Lamp


Rigidizer Handle

Figure 60

Probe Storage in Case


Cavity for
Power Tube

Power Tube

Probe
Power Plug

Processor/
Light Source
(PLS)

Probe
Handpiece
Section

Guide for Insertion


Tube (Only in Cases
for Probes 3.0 m)

Probe Case Insert


(Only in Cases for
Probes 3.0 m)

Figure 61

1. Lower light source into case as shown.


2. Short probes 3m (10 ft.) long or less: Ease the insertion tube (viewing tip) into the storage tube, follow
the large arrow on the inner wall of the case. The
control section should rest in the position shown.
Longer probes 4.5m (14.76 ft.) or longer: Coil the
insertion tube and place in removable case and lower
it into the case. The control section should rest in the
position shown.
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3. Leave the power plug connected to the light source.


Position the power tube over the light source and drop
the excess loop into the side cavity.
4. Place accessory components into the case lid foam
as shown.
5. Place the power cord (from light source) into one of
the side cavities or rest it on top of stored hand piece.
Close lid and secure latches.

Installation of PLS into Case

Figure 62

Installation of VideoProbe into Case

Figure 63

Storing Power Tube Cable in Case

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Figure 64

SERVICE

To obtain service for your system, call one of the


Service Centers below. If the problem cannot be corrected over the phone, you will be given a return authorization number for shipment to the service center.
ALWAYS contact an Everest VIT Service Center for a
Return Materials Authorization Number (RMA) prior to
returning any products for service or repair.

USA

Everest VIT, Inc.


Tel 877-364-5858
Product Service Dept.
Fax 973-448-9147
4619 Jordan Road
www.everestvit.com
Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153

Germany

Everest VIT GmbH


Lotzencker 4
72379 Hechigen

Tel +49-7471-9882 20
Fax +49 7471-9882 30
www.everestvit.de

Hong Kong

Everest VIT Hong Kong


Tel +852-2877-0806
Unit 1701, 17/F CLI Building Fax +852-2877-0868
313 Hennessy Road
www.everestvit.com.hk
Wanchai, Hong Kong

WARRANTY
Everest VIT warrants its VideoProbe components, when
new, to be free from defects in material and workmanship and to perform in accordance with manufacturers
specifications under normal use and service for a period
of one year from the date of purchase from Everest VIT
or its authorized distributors, except that, where used,
servo motors in the articulation drive system are warranted for the life of this VideoProbe product.
Everest VITs obligation under this warranty is limited to
the repair or replacement of components determined by
Everest VIT to be defective within the warranty period
atno cost to the original purchaser, except for return
shipping expenses. It shall be the purchasers responsibility to return the product to Everest VIT or one of
its authorized service centers. The warranty does not
cover lamps, accessories, or optional equipment not
manufactured by Everest VIT, but these items may be
covered by separate manufacturers warranties. This
warranty extends to the original purchaser and cannot
be assigned or transferred to any third party.
This warranty shall not apply to any damage or product
failure determined by Everest VIT to have been caused
by misuse, accident (including shipping damage),
neglect, improper maintenance, modification or repair
by someone other than Everest VIT or one of its
authorized service representatives.
These express warranties are in lieu of any other warranties,
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, and no other person has
been authorized to assume for Everest VIT any other liability in
connection with the sale of its VideoProbe products. Everest VIT
shall not be liable for any loss or damages, whether direct or
indirect, incidental, or consequential, resulting from the breach
of any express warranty set forth herein.

103

APPENDIX A

SPECIFICATIONS
Note: Not all features listed below are included in every
XL PRO model. Refer to the Features and Benefits By
Model for a description of features by model.
Weight
System Weight

With case: 35 lbs. (15.9 Kg)


Without case: 17 lbs. (7.7 Kg)

Processor /
Light Source (PLS)

~12 lbs. (5.4 Kg)

Probe

~5 lbs. (2.3 Kg)

Case

18 lbs. (8.2 Kg)

Dimensions (in shipping case)


Standard Case: 22.3 in W x
22.0 in H x 10.5 in D
Extended Case: 22.3 in W x
26.0 in H x 10.5 in D
Power Requirements
AC Power

AC nominal input: 100 to 240V


min. 90V, max. 250V;
50 to 400Hz; 150Watt max,
2A max

DC Power

DC nominal input: 12 VDC


min 11, max 14V, 11A max

Fuses

DC fuse:
15A, 250V, fast acting
AC fuse:
4A, 250V, fast acting

Video Interface
Video Output

Composite, S-Video and USB


Streaming Video

Video Input

Composite and S-Video,


75 ohm terminated

Environmental
Tip Operating
Temperature

-13 to 176F (-25 to 80C)


Reduced articulation below
32F (0C)

System Operating
Temperature

-4 to 115F (-20 to 46C).


LCD requires warm-up
period below 32F (0C)

Storage Temperature

-13 to 140F (-25 to 60C)

Relative Humidity

95%, non condensing

Probe & Insertion Tube

Watertight to 1 bar (14.7


psig), (approximately =
30 foot depth of water)

104

Probe
Insertion Tube & Tip Diameters
3.9 mm (0.153 in)
5.0 mm (0.20 in)
6.1 mm (0.241 in)
7.3 mm (0.287 in)
8.4 mm (0.331 in)
Power Tube Length

1.5m (4.9 ft.)

Available Probe Insertion Tube Lengths:


3.9 mm Probes

1.5 and 2.0 meters

5.0 mm Probes

1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 meters

6.1 mm Probes

1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0. 3.5, 4.5, 6.0,


7.5 meters

7.3 mm Probes

2.6, 3.2 meters

8.4 mm Probes

1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.5, 6.0,


7.5 meters

Articulation Capability

1m - 3m, 150 minimum


3.5m - 7.5m; 90 minimum

Audio Input

Camera 3.9 mm
Imager Type

Built-in microphone for


audio annotation located in
top center of hand piece
1/10 inch, Color, Super HAD
CCD

Resolution
Resolution Data
Format Pixels
NTSC
250,000
PAL
290,000

Horizontal TV Lines
S-video Composite XL-LCD
380
330
320
380
330
320

Camera 5.0 mm, 6.1 mm, 7.3 mm and 8.4 mm


Imager Type
1/6 inch, Color, Super HAD
CC D

Resolution
Resolution Data
Format Pixels
NTSC
380,000
PAL
440,000

Horizontal TV Lines
S-video Composite XL-LCD
480
460
320
480
460
320

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Embedded Computer System


Processor
32 bit Pentium class
Software
Multi-tasking real-time operating
system
Streaming Video
Integrated USB Streaming Video
Port
Memory
16 MB (32MB XL PRO PLUS)
Flash memory for Program
and data Supports floppy disk
based program updates
CompactFlash
Integrated Type I CompactFlash
drive
FlashPath
Support for FlashPath floppy disk
adapter containing 8 MB to 32 MB
SmartMedia memory cards
Floppy Disk
Integrated 3.5 inch 1.44 MB
floppy disk drive
Languages
User selectable language for onSupported
screen displays. Select Chinese*,
Czech, English, French, Japanese,
Spanish, Russian, German,
Italian, Portuguese, Swedish or
factory supplied custom language
Image File Formats JPEG (.JPG) and Bitmap (.BMP)
All image files can contain
embedded measurement data
Audio File Format
WAV file
Image File Storage Capacity
Image File Format

Internal
Flash:
16MB/32MB

Floppy
Disk

32 MB
FlashPath

BMP

14/28

28

JPEG (lo)

450/900

48

900

JPEG (high)

140/280

14

280

JPEG (super high)

70/140

140

Video File Storage Capacity (XL PRO Plus)


Image File
Format

Internal
Flash

256 CF
Card

1 GB CF
Card

MPEG2 (high)

80 secs

10.5 min

41.5 min

MPEG2 (low)

125 secs

16.5 min

65.0 min

MPEG1 (high)

90 secs

12.0 min

47.5 min

MPEG1 (med)

175 secs

23.5 min

92.0 min

MPEG1 (low)

320 secs

42.5 min

166.5 min

Processor Light Source (PLS)


Dimensions
11.6 in. x 11.0 in. x 5.5 in.
(29.5 cm x 27.9 cm x 14.0 cm)
Lamp Type
Metal halide Solarc
So- arc lamp
Lamp Output
2600 lumens
Color Temperature
5885K
Lamp Life
1000 hr., median
Power
50 W
Display
106

Integrated 5.0-in. (12.7-cm)


active matrix TFT color LCD

Audio Output

Line Level Out, 2V RMS max.


Integrated speaker in PLS

Keyboard

PS/2 compatible, miniDIN


connector

ShadowProbe Accuracy Index Tables


Typical Accuracy of ShadowProbe Measurements

Figure 65

5 mm , 6 mm and 7 mm StereoProbe Accuracy


Index Tables
Typical Accuracy of StereoProbe Measurements

Figure 66

107

3.9 mm StereoProbe Accuracy Index Tables


Typical Accuracy of StereoProbe Measurements

Figure 67

APPENDIX B
AGENCY CERTIFICATIONS
EUROPEAN EQUIPMENT CLASSIFICATION:
Group 2, Class A

The CE mark on this product indicates it has been tested


to and conforms with the provisions noted within the
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive.
The XL PRO is in conformance with the following standards: EN50081-1, EN55022, EN61010-1, EN61326.
Declarations of Conformity are held by Everest VIT
GmbH.
Everest VIT GmbH
Product Service Center
Lotzencker 4
72739 Hechingen Germany
Tel: +49(0) 74719882 0
Fax: +49(0) 74719882 16

SAFETY MARK
The XL PRO products are in compliance with the following standards: UL3101-1 and CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1

INTRINSIC SAFETY
The XL PRO product is not rated for intrinsically safe
operation.
108

STATEMENT OF FCC AGENCY


COMPLIANCE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Class A Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or
television technician for help.
Caution: Any changes or modifications made to this
device that are not expressly approved by Everest VIT, Inc.
may void the users authority to operate the equipment.
Note: To maintain compliance with FCC Rules and
Regulations, cables connected to this device must be
shielded cables, in which the cable shield wire(s) have
been grounded (tied) to the connector shell.
Canadian Notice
This equipment does not exceed the Class A limits
for radio noise emissions as described in the Radio
Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
Le present appareil numerique nemet pas de bruits
radioelectriques depassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numeriques de la classe A prescrites dans le
Reglement sur le brouillage radioelectrique edicte par le
ministere des Communications du Canada.

109

APPENDIX C
3.9 mm Probe Tips Optics
3.9 mm Forward Viewing Tip Optics
Part No.

PXT480FG

Color Code

Field of View

None

80

The PXT480FG tip is a headguard that uses the


systems inherent 80 field of view and far focus
optics. This headguard is included with all 3.9 mm
VideoProbe systems.

3.9 mm Side Viewing Tip Optics


Part No.

PXT480SG

Color Code

Field of View

Brown

80

The PXT480SG tip is a general use side-view tip that


brings depth of field in for closer viewing and provides
magnification.

3.9 mm Measurement Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

Stereo Tips
PXTM45050FG

Black

50/50 Forward

PXTM45050SG

Blue

50/50 Side

110

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

6-80 mm (0.24-3.15 in.)

Depth of Field

4-80 mm (0.16-3.15 in.)

Depth of Field

37X

15X

Magnification**
13 Monitor

5 LCD

37X

15X

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

5-45 mm (0.20-1.77 in.)

44X

14X

4-45 mm (0.16-1.77 in.)

44X

14X

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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5.0 mm Probe Tip Optics


5.0 mm Forward Viewing Tip Optics
Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

PXT550FF

None

50

PXT550FG

White

50

PXT580FN

Orange

80

PXT5100FG

Black

100

The PXT550FF tip is a headguard that uses the systems inherent 50 field of view and far focus optics.
It has low magnification and the brightest image of
any 5.0 mm non-optical Probe Tip. Use it for general
inspection at viewing distances of more than 45 mm
(1.76 in). This headguard is included with all 5.0 mm
VideoProbe system
The PXT550FG tip provides close ups and high

5.0 mm Side Viewing Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

PXT550SG

Green

50

PXT580SN

Red

80

PXT5100SG

Blue

100

The PXT550SG tip is a general use side-view tip that


brings depth of field in for closer viewing and provides
magnification.
The PXT580SN tip has the closest focus and highest
magnification of all any 5mm tip.
The PXT5100SG tip provides excellent close ups and
wide-angle viewing.

5.0 mm Measurement Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

Stereo Tips
PXTM56060FG

Black

60/60

PXTM54545SG

Blue

45/45

5.0 mm Tip Optics Set


Part No.
PXT5SET

112

Description
Set of 5.0 mm tips containing:
PXT550SG
PXT550FG
PXT5100FG
PXT580SN

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

50 mm (1.96 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

12-200 mm (0.47-7.87 in.)

30X

11X

3-20 mm (0.12-0.79 in.)

70X

27X

5-120 mm (0.20-4.72 in.)

45X

17X

magnification.
The PXT5100FG tip has the shortest focus, highest
magnification, widest viewing angle and brightest
image of any forward-view optical Probe Tip.

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor

5 LCD

9-160 mm (0.35-6.29 in.)

30X

11X

1-20 mm (0.04-0.79 in.)

70X

27X

4-100 mm (0.16-3.94 in.)

30X

11X

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor

5 LCD

4-80 mm (0.16-3.15 in.)

37X

15X

2-50 mm (0.08-1.96 in.)

45X

17X

PXT5100SG

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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6.1 mm Tip Optics


6.1 mm Forward Viewing Tip Optics
Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

XT650FF

None

50

PXT650FG

White

50

PXT680FN

Orange

80

PXT690FF

Yellow

90

PXT6100FG

Black

100

The XT650FF tip is a headguard that uses the systems inherent 50 field of view and far focus optics.
It has low magnification and the brightest image of
any 6.1 mm non-optical Probe Tip. Use it for general
inspection at viewing distances of more than 45 mm
(1.76 in.). This headguard is included wih all 6.1 mm
VideoProbe system.

6.1 mm Side Viewing Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

XT650SF

Brown

50

PXT650SG

Green

50

PXT680SN

Red

80

PXT6100SG

Blue

100

The XT650SF tip uses the probes inherent 50 field of


view, far focus and low magnification optics. It has the
brightest image of any side-viewing tip.
The PXT650SG tip is a general use side-view tip that
brings depth of field in for closer viewing and provides
magnification.

6.1 mm Tip Optics Set


Part No.
PXT6SET

114

Description
Set of 6.1 mm tips containing:
PXT650FG
PXT6100FG
XT650SF
PXT650SG

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

50 mm (1.96 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

12-200 mm (0.47-7.87 in.)

30X

11X

3-20mm (0.12-0.79` in.)

70X

27X

20 mm (0.79 in.) to infinity

12X

5X

5-120 mm (0.20-4.72 in.)

45X

17X

The PXT650FG tip provides close ups and high


magnification.
The PXT6100FG tip has the shortest focus, highest
magnification, widest viewing angle and brightest
image of any forward-view optical Probe Tip.

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

45 mm (1.77 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

9-160 mm (0.35-6.29 in.)

30X

11X

1-20 mm (0.04-0.79 in.)

70X

27X

4-100 mm (0.16-3.94 in.)

30X

11X

The PXT680SN tip has the closest focus and highest


magnification of any 6.1 mm tip.
The PXT6100SG tip provides excellent close ups and
wide-angle viewing.

PXT6100SG
PXT680SN

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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6.1 mm Measurement Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

XTM650FG

White

50 Forward

XTM650SG

Green

50 Side

XTM650SN

Blue

50 Side

Shadow Tips

The XTM650FG is a forward-viewing shadow measurement tip. It is color-coded white.


The XTM650SG is a side-viewing shadow measurement tip. It is color-coded green.
Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

Stereo Tips
PXTM66060FG

Black

60/60 Forward

PXTM65050SG

Blue

50/50 Side

The PXTM66060FG is a forward-viewing stereo


measurement tip. It is color-coded black.
The PXTM65050SG is a side-viewing stereo
measurement tip. It is color-coded blue.

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Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

12-30 mm (0.47-1.18 in.)

30X

11X

12-35 mm (0.47-1.4 in.)

30X

11X

7-24 mm (0.3-0.9 in.)

50X

19X

The XTM650SN is a side-viewing shadow measurement tip that has higher magnification and a closer
viewing distance than the XTM650SG. It is colorcoded blue.
Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

4-80 mm (0.16-3.15 in.)

37X

15X

2-50 mm (0.08-1.96 in.)

37X

15X

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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7.3 mm Probe Tip Optics


7.3 mm Forward Viewing Tip Optics
Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

PXT750FF

None

PXT750FG

White

50

PXT7100FG

Black

100

50

Notes
The PXT750FF tip is a headguard that uses the systems inherent 50 field of view and far focus optics. It
has low magnification and the brightest image of any
non-optical Probe Tip. Use it for general inspection at
viewing distances of more than 45 mm (1.76 in). It is
standard on all 7.3 mm systems.

7.3 mm Side Viewing Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

PXT750SF

Brown

50

PXT750SG

Green

50

PXT7100SG

Blue

100

PXT780SN

Red

80

Notes
The PXT750SF tip uses the probes inherent 50 field
of view, far focus and low magnification optics. It has
the brightest
image of any 7.3 mm side-viewing tip.
The PXT750SG tip is a general use side-view tip that
brings depth of field in for closer viewing and provides
magnification.

7.3 mm Tip Optics Set


Part No.
PXT7SET

118

Description
Set of 7.3 mm tips containing:
PXT750FG
PXT7100FG
PXT750SF
PXT750SG

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

50 mm (1.96 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

12-200 mm (0.47-7.87 in.)

30X

11X

5-120 mm (0.20-4.72 in.)

45X

17X

The PXT750FG tip provides close ups and high magnification.


The PXT7100FG tip has the shortest focus, highest
magnification and widest viewing angle of any forward-view 7.3 mm optical Probe Tip.

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

45 mm (1.77 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

9-160 mm (0.35-6.29 in.)

30X

11X

4-100 mm (0.16-3.94 in.)

30X

11X

1-20 mm (0.04-0.79 in.)

70X

27X

The PXT7100SG tip provides excellent close ups and


wide-angle viewing.
The PXT780SN tip has the closest focus and highest
magnification of any 7.3 mm tip.

PXT7100SG
PXT780SN

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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7.3 mm Shadow Measurement Tips


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

PXTM750FG

White

50 Forward

PXTM750SG

Green

50 Side

PXTM750SN

Blue

50 Side

Shadow Tips

The PXTM750FG tip is included with each 7.3 mm


XL PRO.
The PXTM750SN tip is a side-viewing tip that has
higher magnification and a closer viewing distance
than the PXTM750SG. It is color-coded blue.
Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

Stereo Tips
PXTM76060FG

Black

60/60 Forward

PXTM75050SG

Blue

50/50 Side

120

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

12-30 mm (0.47-1.18 in.)

30X

11X

12-35 mm (0.47-1.4 in.)

30X

11X

7-24 mm (0.3-0.9 in.)

50X

19X

Measurement tips must be ordered at the time of initial XL PRO purchase, or the XL PRO must be returned
to the factory to calibrate the measurement tip to the
XL PRO system.

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

4-80 mm (0.16-3.15 in.)

37X

15X

2-50 mm (0.08-1.96 in.)

37X

15X

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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8.4 mm Probe Tips


8.4 mm Forward Viewing Tip Optics
Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

XT850FF

None

50

PXT8100FG

Black

100

PXT890FF

Yellow

90

PXT850FG

White

50

Notes
The XT850FF tip is a headguard that uses the systems inherent 50 field of view and far focus optics.
It has low magnification and the brightest image of
any non-optical Probe Tip. Use it for general inspection at viewing distances of more than 45 mm (1.76
in). It is standard on all 8.4 mm systems.
The PXT850FG tip provides close ups and high
magnification.

8.4 mm Side Viewing Tip Optics


Part No.

Color Code

Field of View

XT850SF

Brown

50

PXT850SG

Green

50

PXT8100SG

Blue

100

PXT880SN

Red

80

Notes
The PXT850SF tip uses the probes inherent 50 field
of view, far focus, and low magnification optics. It has
the brightest image of any 8.4 mm side-viewing tip.
The PXT850SG tip is a general use side-view tip that
brings depth of field in for closer viewing and provides
magnification.

8.4 mm Tip Optic Set


Part No.
PXT8SET

122

Description
Set of six 8.4 mm tips containing:
PXT8100FG
PXT850FG
PXT850SG
PXT880SN

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

50 mm (1.96 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

5-120 mm (0.20-4.72 in.)

45X

17X

20 mm (0.79 in.) to infinity

12X

5X

12-200 mm (0.47-7.87 in.)

30X

11X

The PXT8100FG tip has the shortest focus, highest


magnification and widest viewing angle of any
forward-view 8.4 mm optical Probe Tip.

Depth of Field

Magnification**
13 Monitor 5 LCD

45 mm (1.77 in.) to infinity

10X

4X

9-160 mm (0.35-6.29 in.)

30X

11X

4-100 mm (0.16-3.94 in.)

30X

11X

1-20 mm (0.04-0.79 in.)

70X

27X

The PXT8100SG tip provides excellent close ups and


wide-angle viewing.
The PXT880SN tip has the closest focus and highest
magnification of any 8.4 mm tip.

XT850SF
PXT8100SG

** The magnification listed occurs at the near side of tip depth of


field.

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APPENDIX D
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES &
USER REPLACEABLE PARTS
Electrical Components, Lamp
& Batteries
Part Number Description
811484

DC Fuse: 15 amp, 250V. Little fuse P/N


314015. Pack of 2 fuses

811685

AC Fuse: 4 amp, 250V Little fuse P/N


217004. Pack of 2 fuses

810235

DC Fuse for Battery Belt. Pack of 5 Fuses

PXA101

Lamp 50 Watt arc lamp

XA207SC-XL PowerBar Battery Set with case.


Includes: 13.5 Amp Hr PowerBar battery,
charger, DC power cable, case, belt clip
and manual
XA207S-XL

Includes 13.5 Amp Hr PowerBar battery,


charger, DC power cable, belt clip and
manual

XA207

13.5 Amp Hr PowerBar battery only

XA207-CHAR-A Charger for XA207 PowerBar battery


(100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
XA117S

Battery belt set + 12VDC with 100-240v


charger. Includes Belt, 7 Amp Hr
Batteries, DC Power Cable, Manual, &
Belt Clip

808644

7 Amp Hr Battery Belt with Batteries

XA117-C

Charger for Battery Belt (100-240 VAC,


50/60 Hz)

Measurement Verification Devices


Part Number
VER2400A-KIT, VER2500A-KIT, VER2600A-KIT,
VER2700A-KIT - Measurement accuracy verification
block in storage case - NIST traceable

Hand-piece Accessories
Part Number Description
XA111A

Neck Strap

PXA110A

Visor for LCD

Processor/Light Source & Accessories


Part Number Description
PLS500-A

Light Source for PXL series

PLS500D-A

Processor/Light Source for PXLD,


PXLA, and PXLM series

PLS500D-C

Processor/Light Source PXLA and PXLM


XL PRO Plus series

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H8143

Belt Clip for PLS to attach to battery belt

XA150

Mini Keyboard Assembly

XA152

Mini Keyboard Plastic Covering

Documentation
Part Number Description
PXA102J

XL PRO Users Manual

XA207S-XLMAN

XA207 PowerBar Manual

XA115

Battery Belt Instruction Manual

XA161

Working Tool Instruction Manual

Software/Media
Part Number Description
iVIEW PC
CD-ROM containing iVIEW PC
re-measurement PC application
iVIEW REMOTE CD-ROM containing iVIEW REMOTE XL

PRO application
XA162

FlashPath floppy disk adapter includes


PC driver disks. Does not include
SmartMedia memory card

XA163

32 MB SmartMedia Flash memory card


for FlashPath adapter

Cables
Part Number Description
VA177
10 ft. (3 m) composite video cable
VA285

12 ft. (3.6 m) S-video cable

LA101AC

110 VAC North American Power Cord

XA123

Cable - DC Power from Battery Belt

XA165

Cable DC Power from automotive


cigarette lighter. Includes Alligator Clip
adapter and 20 ft long cable

7mm Working Channel Tools


Tools for Use with 3.2M Working Length
Probes
Part Number Description
WT-141432A 1.4 mm alligator tool 3.2M working
length
WT-141432S 1.4 mm snare tool 3.2M working length
WT-141432P 1.4 mm three prong gripper tool 3.2M
working length
WT-143532B 3.5 mm brush tool 3.2M working length
WT-144032M 4.0 mm magnet tool 3.2M working
length
WT-148032M 8.0 mm magnet tool 3.2M working
length
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WT-143032A 3.0 mm alligator tool 3.2M working


length
WT-141432HC Hook comparitor cable 3.2M working
length

OTHER ACCESSORIES
Many other accessories for the VideoProbe XL PRO
are also available. Consult the EVIT Accessories
Catalog, EVIT website, Customer Service representative or your local sales representative for more
information.

APPENDIX E
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF
MEASUREMENT VERIFICATION BLOCK

Overview

Every PXLM series ShadowProbe and StereoProbe


system is shipped with a measurement verification
block.
The measurement verification block is an instrument used to verify the measurement accuracy of a
StereoProbe or ShadowProbe measurement system.
The measurement verification device contains
optical measurement targets whose accuracy is
traceable to the United States National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) measurement
standards.
Every measurement verification device is supplied
with a certificate of conformance (C of C) and a
calibration schedule.
May be used to verify the accuracy of ShadowProbe
or StereoProbe systems

Measurement Verification Block Part Numbers:


VER2400A is used for 3.9 mm systems
VER2500A is used for 5.0 mm systems
VER2600A is used for 6.1 mm systems
VER2700A is used for 7.3 mm systems
Measurement Verification Block

Figure 68

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF THE


MEASUREMENT VERIFICATION BLOCKS

Overview

This measurement verification block contains one


side and one forward view chamber which contain
0.100 0.0002 inch (2.5400 0.00508 mm) calibrated test targets.

Instructions

Install a shadow tip or stereo tip on the XL PRO.


Insert the tip into the appropriate forward or side view
test chamber (the color code on the chamber will
match the tip color code).
Perform a distance type shadow measurement, or a
length type stereo measurement.
The inner circle in the image is the 0.100 inch calibrated target. Place the cursor cross-hairs across the
surface of the target as shown in figure 69 or figure
70.
Verification Block Test Target using ShadowProbe

Figure 69

Verification Block Test Target using a StereoProbe

Test Results

Figure 70

An experienced user will be able to achieve a measurement of 0.100 0.005 inches (2.54 0.127
mm) or better.
If your measurement does not fall within the above
limits:
- Verify that you have chosen the proper shadow tip
or stereo tip serial number as indicated on the tip
selection screen.
- Verify that the tip is fully seated on the probe, and
that the O-ring is in place on the probe. If you continue to obtain measurements outside of the tolerance limits, contact the Everest VIT service department for re-calibration of your XL PRO.
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APPENDIX F
Chemical Compatibility
Chemical compatibility refers to the probes ability to
come into contact with various liquid substances and
not be damaged. There are far too many different liquids in the industrial environment for Everest VIT to test
each one, so customers must determine for themselves
if the probe is compatible with their specific chemicals.
However, Everest VIT has tested the VideoProbe XL PRO
to several of the more common substances and reports
the results in the hope that it might be of assistance.
Whatever the liquid, duration of exposure should be
minimized and the probe cleaned after each use before
storage. See manual for cleaning instructions. (Note:
that the VideoProbe XL PRO is not certified for
operation in explosive environments.)
SUBSTANCE

AFFECT ON PROBE

Water

Not affected

Aircraft Gasoline

Not affected

Jet-A-Fuel

Not affected

Isopropyl alcohol

Not affected

JP-4 Fuel

Not affected

Kerosene

Not affected

Synthetic Turbo Oil

Not affected

Gasoline

Not affected

Diesel Fuel

Not affected

Hydraulic Oil

Not affected

Inhibited Transformer Oil

Not affected

As a general rule of thumb, if the liquid is relatively


clear and safe for your hand, then it is probably safe for
the probe. Conversely, if it is not safe for your hand, it is
probably not safe for the probe.

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APPENDIX G
Creating a LOGO Bitmap File
The XL PRO Digital, Advanced Digital, and Measurement
models allow a bitmap image file to be displayed on
live images, and stored with captured images. Typically
this bitmap image will be a corporate logo.
The bitmap image which may be used by the XL PRO
must not exceed 200x200 pixels, and must be
16 colors.
Most graphics programs (such as Microsoft MS-Paint)
allow images to be saved with the size and color attributes required by the XL PRO.
LOGO file requirements:
200x200 pixels or smaller
16 color
File name must be logo.bmp
Bitmap file must be Microsoft Windows compatible.
Note: The custom green background color comprised of
Red 128
Green 128
Blue 0
will appear as transparent when included in a logo bitmap shown on the XL PRO.

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SALES OFFICES
USA

888-332-EVIT (3848)
973-448-0077

Canada

877-895-5665
780-430-9060

France

+33 2 28 23 08 00

Germany

+49 7471 98820 (Hechingen)


+49 4043 091185 (Hamburg)

Hong Kong

+852 2877 0806

Italy

+39 39 651341

Japan

+81 3 5907 5670 (Tokyo)


+81 6 4391 3387 (Osaka)

UK

+44 1993 822613

SERVICE OFFICES
USA

888-332-EVIT (3848)
973-448-0077

Germany

+49 7471 98820

www.everestvit.com
2005 by Everest VIT, Inc. VideoProbe, Everest VIT,
ShadowProbe and All-Way are registered trademarks
of Everest VIT, Inc. XL, XL PRO, StereoProbe, iVIEW are
trademarks of Everest VIT, Inc. Solarc is a trademark
of Welch Allyn. FlashPath is a trademark of SmartDisk
Corporation. CompactFlash is registered trademark of
SanDisk Corporation. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Manufactured in USA by:

Part No. PXA102J Rev. A

Printed in USA