Director

Multiviewer Layout Editor

MANUAL
Version 3.1.1a June 23, 2010 Director Version 2.5
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Contents
Getting Started ..................................................................................................................................5 Running the Director................................................................................................................................. 5 Connecting the Director............................................................................................................................ 6 Online Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 6 Changing the Multiviewer’s IP Address ................................................................................................ 9 Offline Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 11 Continued Instruction ............................................................................................................................. 13 Using the Director Layout Editor .......................................................................................................14 Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 14 Objects in the Workspace ....................................................................................................................... 14 Common Properties ............................................................................................................................ 14 Copy and Paste.................................................................................................................................... 15 Undo.................................................................................................................................................... 15 Windows ............................................................................................................................................. 16 Labels .................................................................................................................................................. 20 Borders ................................................................................................................................................ 22 Tallies .................................................................................................................................................. 22 Clocks .................................................................................................................................................. 24 Temperature ....................................................................................................................................... 25 Audio Meters ...................................................................................................................................... 26 Importing Custom Images ................................................................................................................... 27 Video Settings..................................................................................................................................28 Alarms and Status Display....................................................................................................................... 28 Video Format Status Display ............................................................................................................... 28 Video Frozen Alarm............................................................................................................................. 28 Video Black Alarm ............................................................................................................................... 29 Video WSS/AFD Format Status Display ............................................................................................... 30 Customize Alarm and Status Display Labels ....................................................................................... 30
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Features .................................................................................................................................................. 32 Safe Areas ........................................................................................................................................... 32 Closed Captioning (cc)......................................................................................................................... 34 Video Ratio Automatic Detection ....................................................................................................... 34 Global..............................................................................................................................................36 Window Settings ..................................................................................................................................... 36 Layout.................................................................................................................................................. 36 Window Paste ..................................................................................................................................... 37 Save and Load ..................................................................................................................................38 Presets..................................................................................................................................................... 38 Save ..................................................................................................................................................... 38 Load..................................................................................................................................................... 38 Delete .................................................................................................................................................. 38 Module .................................................................................................................................................... 38 Save Configuration to Flash ................................................................................................................ 38 Save Theme to Flash ........................................................................................................................... 38 Front Panel ......................................................................................................................................39 Setting Presets ........................................................................................................................................ 39 Managing Outputs ...........................................................................................................................40 Configuring Outputs ................................................................................................................................ 40 Display Overview..................................................................................................................................... 41 Hardware ........................................................................................................................................43 Tahoma Physical Format ......................................................................................................................... 43 Tahoma LE Components ......................................................................................................................... 43 Universal Receiver Module (URM)...................................................................................................... 43 Video Processing Module (VPM) ........................................................................................................ 43 Control Processing Module (CPM) ...................................................................................................... 43 Front Panel Module (FPM) .................................................................................................................. 43 Power Supply Module (PSM) .............................................................................................................. 44 Tips and Tricks .................................................................................................................................45
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Labels ...................................................................................................................................................... 45 Change all UMD Labels from one location.......................................................................................... 45 Alarms ..................................................................................................................................................... 45 Set all Alarms to trigger GPO’s from one location .............................................................................. 45 Reconnecting .......................................................................................................................................... 46 Tutorial............................................................................................................................................47 Quickly Configure Display Setup ............................................................................................................. 47 Creating a 4x4 (4 Windows per Output with 4 Outputs) .................................................................... 47 Labeling Multiple Displays .................................................................................................................. 52 Customizing Windows......................................................................................................................... 59 Using Clocks as Counters ........................................................................................................................ 74 Enabling the Clock as a Counter.......................................................................................................... 74 Setting Counter GPI............................................................................................................................. 77 FAQ .................................................................................................................................................81 Tahoma LE ............................................................................................................................................... 81 Tahoma LX............................................................................................................................................... 82 Contact Information.........................................................................................................................84

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Running the Director Before you can successfully run the Director. Figure 1: Double-click on the Apantac Director to launch the Director After the Director launches you will see this screen. Now you can run the Director by double clicking on the Apantac Director icon. Figure 2: Director Initialization screen © 2010 Apantac LLC .Getting Started This section will help you get the editor up and running as quickly as possible. you must first copy it from the provided CD or download it from the Apantac website (www.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. if it does be sure to give the Director permission to access the network.com) and place it in an appropriate location on your HDD.apantac. Note: A firewall exception may appear. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 5 .

Connecting the Director Once the Director is running. you may have to resort to manually entering the IP address(es) Figure 3: Auto Connect in process • Manually enter the IP address using the Director o Right-click on “PC” o Select “Add IP Address” o Enter the IP address in the window and click on “OK” © 2010 Apantac LLC . If you want to configure your Apantac Tahoma series multiviewer and see the changes being made in real time.151. 6 . select Offline. There are three ways to connect to the multiviewer. Be sure to allow the Director through the firewall.1. Online Mode Note: At anytime while you configure Online mode a firewall or similar program may try to block the Director from communicating with the network. consult the FAQ or contact Apantac Support for help. you will have to choose to run it in Online or Offline mode.168. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. you will want to select Online. • Use Auto Discovery to have the Director attempt to automatically find multiviewers on your network. click “STOP” o If the multiviewers do not appear. To connect to the multiviewer your PC must be connected to the same subnet as the multiviewer. If you have trouble connecting. The default IP address for all Apantac multiviewers is 192. o Check the “Auto Discovery” box o Once all the multiviewers have appeared.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. If you don’t want to directly affect the Multiviewer because it is in use or you are waiting for it to arrive.

ini file o Create a . o You may have to close the Director and run it again for this change to take effect. © 2010 Apantac LLC .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.ini” o Add the IP address(es) of your multiviewers in the file. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.o o Repeat this process for every multiviewer Click “Connect” Figure 4: Add IP Address Figure 5: Input the IP address for the multiviewer • Manually enter IP address in a . one per line. 7 . in the order you would like to connect to them.ini file in the same directory as the Director’s executable called “Apantac_Ctrl_IP_Address.

ini file After you have completed one of the above steps. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. click “OK” to continue. © 2010 Apantac LLC .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.Figure 6: Adding IP address using a . 8 .

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. and select “Change IP Address”. 9 . right-click on the multiviewer’s icon. Then. you must first connect to it as seen in Figure 7. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.Figure 7: After having successfully connected to a multiviewer(s) click “OK” Now you are ready to edit your multiviewer layout! Figure 8: The Director running with a default layout. © 2010 Apantac LLC . click “OK” to finish Changing the Multiviewer’s IP Address If you wish to change your multiviewer’s IP address from the default.

10 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Select “OK” to make the IP Address change to your multiviewer.Figure 9: Right-Click on the multiviewer and select Change IP Address Then edit the IP Address/Gateway to your preference. Figure 10: Edit the IP Address Field and click "OK" A confirmation dialog will pop up.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. © 2010 Apantac LLC .

192.151. If it is your first time running the Director. Figure 12: After selecting “Offline”. You will then be prompted to insert a predefined Apantac Tahoma series multiviewer.Figure 11: Select "OK" to change the multiviewer's IP Address Offline Mode After selecting “Offline” a warning dialog will appear asking for confirmation if you want to use Offline mode. Each multiviewer will be created with the Apantac default IP address. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. unless you change it. 11 . it will not matter as the Online files should be identical to the default files. Choose the one that is identical to your multiviewer. If you would like to do so. click “Yes” if not. click “Yes” to confirm You will then be asked if you want to copy the Online configuration to the Offline configuration. click “No”.168. Next click “Insert Module” to create a dummy multiviewer that will simulate an actual multiviewer.1. If you plan on configuring your multiviewers to a different IP © 2010 Apantac LLC . Select “Yes”.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.

address.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. click “OK” to continue Now you are ready to edit your multiviewer layout! © 2010 Apantac LLC . it is recommended that you change it now so that you may easily export the Offline configuration to the multiviewer in the future. Figure 13: Select the multiviewer and click “Insert” After inserting the proper module(s). Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. click “OK” Figure 14: Now that the multiviewer is inserted. 12 .

13 . please take a look at the tutorials. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. click “OK” to finish Continued Instruction For continued step by step instructions on how to use the Director.Figure 15: The Director running with a default layout. © 2010 Apantac LLC .

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 3 menus.Using the Director Layout Editor Overview The Director Layout Editor is separated into 3 zones. and a tool bar. most of which are limited in number by the hardware of your multiviewer. Zones: • Workspace • Display Bin • Object Bin Menus: • Top Level Menu • Context Sensitive Menu • Output Level Menu Tool Bar Figure 16: Parts of the Director Objects in the Workspace There are many different objects in the workspace. To determine the maximum number of objects that can be used by the Director. 14 .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Common Properties All of the objects in the Workspace have the following properties. • • • • • Selected with left-click (object will become outlined with a green border) Group selected by holding down ctrl and left-click (object will become outlined with a border) Deleted or Removed by selecting them and then pressing the <Delete> key Deleted or Removed by right-click and selecting “Close” in the Context Sensitive Menu Moved freely about the Workspace o Click and drag on the object to move it Figure 18: Selected Window Figure 19: Selected Label © 2010 Apantac LLC . The Director will not allow you to use more objects then your multiviewer can accommodate. see the Hardware section of the manual.

movement. up to at least the last 10 actions. or sizing of any object(s). Undo is not linked to Ctrl + Z. • Right-click the object and select “Paste” • • Select the object and click on the Select the object and use Ctrl + V button in the tool bar Undo Undo will undo the placement.o Or select it and use the arrow keys to move it Figure 20: Selected Tally Figure 21: Multiple selected Windows Figure 22: Multiple selected objects Figure 17: Freely placed Objects Figure 23: Deleted Window Copy and Paste The Director’s copy and paste functions copies the properties of one object so that those properties can be pasted onto another object of the same type. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. • Right-click the object and select “Copy” • • Select the object and click on the Select the object and use Ctrl + C button in the tool bar To Paste either. 15 . To Copy either. © 2010 Apantac LLC .

press the button in the tool bar. 16 . Windows In addition to the common properties that all objects share. and Alarms o Select “Set Objects” o Check the boxes to enable  UMD (Under Monitor Display) Label –Enabled by default  OMD (Over Monitor Display) Label  Tally 1 (Left Tally) – Enabled by default  Tally 2 (Right Tally) – Enabled by default  Video Format Alarm  Video Frozen Alarm Figure 24: Enabling Window driven Objects  Video Black Alarm  Video WSS/AFD Format Alarm  Audio Status Alarm • Enable Audio Meters o Select “Set Audio Meters” o See Audio Meters Enable Border o Select “Set Border” o See Borders Set Window Size and Aspect Ratio • • © 2010 Apantac LLC . • Enable Window driven Labels. • Resize in all directions by o Selecting the Window (green markers will appear along the sides) o Click and drag the markers to resize the Window By right-clicking the Window and using the Context Sensitive Menu you can. with Windows you can. Tallies.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.To Undo. Audio Bars.

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. right click on the Window and select “Resume” Set Position and Size o Select “Set Position / Size” Select an input source(LX series only) © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 17 . LED2. Border. if left unchecked resizing will override the input aspect ratio for the Window Figure 25: Setting Window size and aspect ratio • • • • • • • • • Set Video Ratio Auto Detection o Select “Set Video Ratio Auto-detect” o See Video Settings Set Safe Areas o Select “Set Safe Area” o See Video Settings Set CC configuration o Select “Set Video CC Configuration” o See Video Settings Set tallies (triggers) o Select “Set Tally” o Choose to enable LED 1.o Select “Set Window Size” o Select either a preset ratio or input a custom ratio o Select a scale for the Window based in input o Checking “Lock Ratio” will force the Window to stay at the designated ratio even if it is resized. UMD Text. and UMD Background tallies and their GPI inputs o See Tally Settings Customize Video Frozen Alarm settings o Select “Set Video Frozen Configuration” o See Video Settings Customize Video Black Alarm settings o Select “Set Video Black Configuration” o See Video Settings Full Screen o Select “Full Screen” o To disable Full Screen.

click the “Quit” button. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. On the right you can see the status of the other windows of your Multiviewer. © 2010 Apantac LLC . To return your multiviewer’s inputs to their respective defaults.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. click the “Default” button.o Select “Select Input Source” Figure 26: Select Input Source Then you can select the Input Source. 18 . After selecting the input source.

19 .Figure 27: Select Input Source Window © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.

To Re-enable/Place Windows that have been Deleted/Closed.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. • Resize the width of the Label by selecting it and then clicking and dragging on the green markers • Resize the height by changing the Font size (see below) • Resize both by right-clicking and selecting “Set Position / Size” (see below) © 2010 Apantac LLC . • In the Output Level Menu o Select “Reset ALL Window Obj to Default” o WARNING THIS WILL RESET ALL WINDOW OBJECTS AND MAY NOT BE UNDO-ABLE Figure 29: Reset ALL Window Obj to Default Labels In addition to the common properties that all objects share. 20 . with Labels you can. • In the Output Level Menu o Select “Window Manager” o Check the empty box of the deleted Window Figure 28: Re-inserting a deleted/removed window Reset all Window based Objects to their defaults.

Text Color. • Set the Text. 21 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.0) is the upper left corner of the Workspace o Inputting height and width of the label Figure 30: Set Label Properties dialog with skin enabled © 2010 Apantac LLC . Font.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Background Color. Skin. and Transparency of the Label o Selecting “Set Label Properties” • Set Position and Size o Selecting “Set Position / Size” o Inputting desired location.By right-clicking the Label and using the Context Sensitive Menu you can. x-y coordinates refer to the upper left corner of the Label and (0.

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. To customize the Tally objects themselves. A Border’s color and size or skin can be set by right-clicking on a Window and using the Context Sensitive Menu select “Set Border”. the GPI inputs can be associated with the LED 1. right click on the Tally object to bring up the Context Sensitive Menu. and UMD Background. © 2010 Apantac LLC . UMD Text. LED2. Figure 31: Set Border menu Tallies Tallies can be set by rightclicking on a Window to bring up the Context Sensitive Menu and then selecting “Set Tally”. Tally colors can be associated with the different GPI’s by clicking “Set System GPI” in the Set Tally dialog. Figure 33: Set Tally dialog 22 .Borders Borders are the lining around Window. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. the Border. In the Set Tally dialog.

Figure 36: Setting up the TSL serial tally © 2010 Apantac LLC .• • Change the Tally Skin o Mouse over “Tally Skin” and select one of the Tally skins from the list that appears Change the Tally Size o Select “Adjust SIZE” Figure 34: Change Tally Skin o Click and drag the green markers that appear to resize the Tally Figure 32: Click and drag the green markers to resize Figure 35: Change Tally SIZE You can also use TSL which must be enabled by going to the Top Level Menu and selecting “System”. The dialog that appears will allow you to set up the TSL serial tally. “Set TSL Address”. 23 .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.

drag and drop it from the Object Bin onto the Workplace. For either clock. • If the Clock should act as a clock or a counter o Under “Mode” select “Clock” or “Counter” • Time Zone • Clock to Sync o Internally o LTC o NTP • Set a time offset from GMT • Set Daylight Saving For the Digital Clock you can also • Set the Clock name • Enable AM/PM • Enable Year • Enable Date • Enable Day Of Week • Enable Second • Make AM/PM appear in the front of the time instead of behind it Figure 37: Digital. Right-click on the clock and.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 24 . Inside the Set Clock Properties dialog you can set. select “Set Properties”. Digital Clock on the Workspace Figure 39: Set Clock Properties for Analog Clock © 2010 Apantac LLC .Clocks There are two types of clocks. using the Context Sensitive Menu. digital and analog. Analog Clock in the Object Bin Figure 38: Analog. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. drag and drop it from the Object Bin and place it on the Workspace. By right-clicking on the Temperature object to bring up the Context Sensitive Menu and then selecting “Set Properties” you can. To resize the Temperature area width wise.Figure 40: Set Clock Properties for Digital Clock Temperature To place the Temperature. select it and click and drag on the green markers that appear. 25 .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. • Change the Font • Change the triggering high and low temperatures for alarms • Change the text and background color for the high and low alarms Figure 41: Temperature Object in the Object Bin Figure 42: Temperature on the Workspace © 2010 Apantac LLC .

or AA (Analog Audio) • 0 VU • If the meter is paired with another meter • The Audio alarm range for high and low volume • How visually thick the meters are • If the meters are standalone (meter moves with its Window) or not Figure 44: Set Audio Meters dialog © 2010 Apantac LLC . AES. rightclick on a Window to bring up the Context Sensitive Menu and select “Set Audio Meters”. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 26 .Figure 43: Set Temperature Properties dialog Audio Meters To enable Audio meters. In the dialog that pops up you can set.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. • Source o SDI. • The number of meters And for each meter you can set.

The Director will accept either . which outputs their audio from the multiviewer. Importing Custom Images To import a custom image drag and drop the “Logo” icon from the Display Bin onto the Workspace and a dialog will appear to help you locate the image. Select your file and click “Open”. The Director will not be able to import large images.bmp file © 2010 Apantac LLC .bmp. 27 .omp files or . Figure 45: Import Custom Image Object in the Object Bin Figure 46: Locate the . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.omp or .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. The Director will now import your image.A meter or a meter-pair can be set to be monitored.

100% for high threshold) “Draw Sample Line” will • Figure 47: Default Video Frozen Configuration • © 2010 Apantac LLC . The bottom vertical bars adjust how sensitive the alarm is (100% being extremely sensitive. you can move all the sampling lines there. Video Frozen Alarm To enable the Video Frozen alarm. Then check the “Video Frozen” box. • • At the very top you can change the type of video being inputted On the right half of the screen there are four vertical slider bars that control the placement of the lines that sample the video.Video Settings Alarms and Status Display Video Format Status Display To enable the Video Format status display. you can place emphasis on certain parts of the screen for motion detection. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Objects” in the Context Sensitive Menu. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Video Frozen Configuration” in the Context Sensitive Menu. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Objects” in the Context Sensitive Menu. checking for movement. To set the Video Frozen alarm. By adjusting these lines.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. For example if movement in the center of the screen is the most important. Then check the “Video Format” box. 28 . 0% being not sensitive) and the threshold percentage that must be frozen to activate the alarm (0% for low threshold.

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Video Black Configuration” in the Context Sensitive Menu. © 2010 Apantac LLC . Then check the “Video Black” box.• • cause Sample Line bars to be shown on the Multiviewer Output “Default” will set the settings back to the multiviewer’s default “Apply to All” will apply the current Video Frozen Configuration to all Windows Figure 48: Video Frozen Sample Lines moved to the center Video Black Alarm To enable the Video Black alarm. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Objects” in the Context Sensitive Menu.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. To set the Video Black alarm. 29 .

as defined by the Black Level. Customize Alarm and Status Display Labels Alarm Label text. Adjusting the “Black Percentage” slider changes how much of the screen must be black. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Objects” in the Context Sensitive Menu. 30 . in order to be considered a black screen. “Apply to All” will apply the Figure 49: Set Video Black Configuration dialog current Video Black Configuration to all Windows. text color. using the Top Level Menu select “System”. Video WSS/AFD Format Status Display To enable the Video WSS/AFD Format status display.• • • Adjusting the “Black Level” slider will change how dark something must be to be considered black. © 2010 Apantac LLC . Then check the “Video WSS/AFD Format” box. then “Signal Status Tag Settings” to bring up the following menu.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. and background color can be customized. To do so. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.

click “Update to Module” or to save to all click “Update to all Modules”. To save.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Click on the “Text Color” or “Background Color” button to bring up a dialog to choose a different color. click the “Set” button to bring up a menu to change the colors and text. and background color by leftclicking on it. Figure 50: Signal Status Tag Settings dialog © 2010 Apantac LLC . After selecting it.• • • • • Select an Alarm/Status Display to customize text. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Type in the “Name” text box to customize the text. text color. 31 .

right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Safe Area” in the Context Sensitive Menu.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 32 . In the set Safe Area dialog you can set.Figure 51: Customizing a Status Display Features Safe Areas To set the Safe Areas. © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. the ratio of the Safe Area can be set using the “Ratio Fix” buttons. Quick adjust the safe areas to a percentage of the whole screen by using the “Safe Area Adjustments” slider. Make the area outside of the safe zones more or less opaque. Draw the safe area border lines on the multiviewer output by checking the “Enable Line” box.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 100% is completely opaque). adjust the “Reduce Y/C” bar (0% is completely transparent. What video type the source is using through the Video Information drop down menu. Freely adjust the Safe Area boxes by dragging on the arrows along the outside of the preview screen to create any rectangular Safe Area Save the Safe Areas by Figure 52: Set Safe Area © 2010 Apantac LLC . Select either Safe Area 1 or Safe Area 2 to customize by clicking on the radio button next to their name.• • • • • • • • • If the sampling is done by Video Source or by Window Size by using the “Sample By” drop down menu to select your preference. 33 . Customize the Safe Area border color by clicking the “Line Color” button.

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. In the dialog box that pops up you can. © 2010 Apantac LLC . right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Video CC Configuration” in the Context Sensitive Menu.clicking the “Apply” button to apply the settings and then return to this screen or by clicking the “OK” button to save the settings and exit the screen. • • • • Enable CC by checking the “ON” box Choose either 708 or 608 type CC Change the Service Number Change the CC offset Figure 54: Set Video CC Configuration dialog Video Ratio Automatic Detection To set the Video Ratio Auto-detection properties. In the dialog box that pops up you can.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. right-click on the desired Window and select “Set Video Ratio Auto-detect” in the Context Sensitive Menu. Figure 53: Safe Area 1 and 2 set Closed Captioning (cc) To set Closed Captioning properties. 34 .

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.• • • • • Enable Video Ratio Auto Detection by checking the “Enable” box Change how the aspect ratio is chosen (either by Frequency. or AFD) What Ratio to use for SD-SDI or HD Apply to all Windows by clicking “Apply to All” Apply to just the current Window by clicking “OK” Figure 55: Set Video Ratio Auto-detect dialog © 2010 Apantac LLC . 35 . WSS.

you can choose a format to apply to all outputs.Global The Global series of commands is used to change all objects on all display outputs. Figure 56: System. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Global Window Settings Layout This will change the layout of all the windows to the selected layout. • By using the Top Level Menu and selecting “System”. 36 . The Global menu can be accessed by using the Top Level Menu and selecting “System”. © 2010 Apantac LLC . “Global”. then “Global”. then “Display Layout”.

• By using the Top Level Menu and selecting “System”. “Global”. then “Window Paste”. Figure 58: System. Global. Global. Window Paste © 2010 Apantac LLC . You must have copied a Window in order to use this. 37 . you can apply a copied Window’s properties to all Windows on all Outputs.Figure 57: System. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Display Layout Window Paste Window Paste is used to apply a copied Window’s properties to all Displays.

click the “Load” button. Save Configuration to Flash This allows you to save your current configuration to flash by selecting from the Top Level Menu. “Save configurations to flash”. You also must have already loaded the themes onto the multiviewer. To save all of the displays you are currently working on as one preset. Module Your configuration and themes can be flashed onto the multiviewer so that whenever the multiviewer restarts. “Save”. “File”. “Load”. but instead press the “Delete” button. “Preset”. “Preset”. such as custom fonts and skins you may have imported. “Load”. Save Theme to Flash This allows you to save your current themes.pt#” where # is the display number that the preset replaces. or to the module and the HDD if you are online. A dialog will then appear that will allow you to choose the name of the file. use the “. “File”. they can be loaded by the Director so that you can modify them. A dialog will then appear and allow you to select the preset you want to load. “Preset”. © 2010 Apantac LLC . 38 . to flash by selecting from the Top Level Menu.Save and Load Presets Presets can be saved to the modules so that they can be recalled without the Director. After selecting the file. “Module”. Each save file is suffixed with “. This will only work if the Director is in online mode. “File”. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Load You can load a preset for modification by selecting from the Top Level Menu.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. by selecting from the Top Level Menu. Delete Any Presets you no longer want can be deleted by selecting from the Top Level Menu. it will automatically load the flashed setup. “File”.all” suffix. Likewise. Click the “Save” button to save it. “Module”. “File”. Then select the preset you want to delete as if you were going to load it. This will only work if the Director is in online mode. Save You can save your current preset to your computer’s HDD if you’re offline. “Save themes to flash”.

then “Front Panel Definition”. using the Top Level Menu. Figure 59: System. Front Panel Definition © 2010 Apantac LLC . select “System”.Front Panel Setting Presets To set the Front Panel presets. 39 . There you can set which saved preset should be set to which preset recall. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.

Progressive. MAY DAMAGE EQUIPMENT IF MISSUSED) o The output resolution for SDI based output. Configuring Outputs The Output Manager dialog can be reached by going to the Top Level Menu and selecting “System”. Interlaced. • Turn all outputs on or set just one output per multiviewer by selecting © 2010 Apantac LLC . The SDI-Out resolution must match the Output Resolution Selection and be a valid SDI format Figure 60: Output Manager (1080. and refresh rate are not restricted by the Output Resolution Selection. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. • After selecting an output device by left-clicking on it. 720. you can change o If it is on or off o Level of preemphasis for CAT5 output (only for cables longer than 15ft/5m. • At the top of the dialog you can change the output resolution and refresh rate.Managing Outputs You can manage the multiviewers’ outputs through the Output Manager. “Output manager”. 576 or 480). 40 .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.

41 . “Set Display Overview”. and select how physically big they are. Figure 61: Output manager with output selected Display Overview Using the Top Level Menu and selecting. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. click “OK” to apply the settings. Once you are done.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. you can access the Display Overview dialog.• “One module one output” or “All outputs on” in the “Auto Set Output” area and then clicking on “SET”. “Workspace”. change their aspect ratio. © 2010 Apantac LLC . for comparison purposes. In the Display Overview dialog you can label your displays.

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o Auto-detect up to 3Gbps HD-SDI • Composite and SD-SDI/composite only URM also available Video Processing Module (VPM) • Consists of o CAT5 extended HDMI/DVI output up to 2048x1080 resolution o 8 GPI • Supports o 8 GPI based Tally and Clock triggers per VPM o 1 Analog Clock per VPM o 1 Digital Clock per VPM o 64 embedded or 16 discrete audio meters Control Processing Module (CPM) • Consists of o IP interface o RS232 interface o Analog audio output for monitoring o AES audio output for monitoring o 8 GPI/O for recalling presets and alarm triggering Front Panel Module (FPM) • Consists of o Push buttons o LED status indication © 2010 Apantac LLC . Universal Receiver Module (URM) • Consists of o 4 BNC’s • Supports.apantac. • Half-width 1 RU • 1 RU • 2 RU Tahoma LE Components For details regarding the components in your Apantac multiviewer.Hardware Tahoma Physical Format Tahoma Multiviewers come in 3 sizes. 43 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.com/index-2. visit the Apantac website at http://www.html.

o Analog audio output for monitoring Power Supply Module (PSM) • Consists of o Power Supply o Optional Redundant Power Supply © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 44 .

“Set all window labels”.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.Tips and Tricks Labels Change all UMD Labels from one location To change all UMD Labels from one place. In the dialog that appears you will be able to edit each label from one spot as well as import and export lists of labels. 45 . using the Top Level Menu go to “System”. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Figure 63: Set all display window labels Alarms Set all Alarms to trigger GPO’s from one location © 2010 Apantac LLC .

in addition to seeing information about your modules. Figure 65: All Module Information dialog. consult the FAQ or contact Apantac support. If after pressing this button you still have trouble reconnecting to your multiviewer. click "Reconnect All" to attempt to reconnect © 2010 Apantac LLC . “All Module Information”. You can set what alarms trigger what bit for each Window. is a button that will have the Director attempt to reconnect to all the modules labeled “Reconnect All”. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. There. Figure 64: Set All Windows Alarm to GPO Reconnecting You can reconnect to the multiviewer after losing connection to it by going to the Top Level Menu and selecting “Help”.This will allow you to configure the alarms for each Window to trigger a bit on the Control Board GPO. 46 .

Tutorial
Quickly Configure Display Setup
This Tutorial will show the steps required to quickly set up a simple display configuration, it assumes that the Getting Started section of the manual has already been completed. The tutorial uses an LE-16; however, following along with a different multiviewer will work to some extent, but the results and abilities may be different. Creating a 4x4 (4 Windows per Output with 4 Outputs) First, we need to enable the other three Windows. To do so, we’ll go to the Output Manager by using the Top Level Menu and selecting, “System”, “Output Manager”

Figure 66: System Output Manager

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This brings up the following dialog,

Figure 67: Output Manager dialog

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Right now the display has defaulted to 1024x768; however we’re going to change this to 1920x1080 (1080p) before enabling more outputs. (When enabling the other outputs, the settings for the first output are copied, which is why we’re going to change the resolution first.)

Figure 68: Changing the resolution to 1080p

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Now we’ll enable the outputs. Because we want all four screens we’ll select “All outputs on” and click set.

Figure 69: Select "All outputs on" to turn on all the outputs

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All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Notice how there are now multiple displays in the Display Bin. 51 . © 2010 Apantac LLC .Figure 70: All of the outputs successfully turned on with 1080p output Click “OK” to continue.

it would make sense that we would want to label them to make it easier to keep track of which one is for what. “Set Display Overview”.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. leaving only 4 screens per display Labeling Multiple Displays Now that we have our multiple displays. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Using the Top Level Menu. each VPM must have its own display. © 2010 Apantac LLC . This will lead you to the following dialog. 52 .Figure 71: With four displays turned on. select “Workspace”.

53 . Set Display Overview You can select a screen by clicking on it.Figure 72: Workspace. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. © 2010 Apantac LLC .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. or by using the drop down “Display” menu.

Figure 73: Output 1 Selected © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 54 .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.

Figure 74: Selecting Output 1 using the drop down menu After selecting the first screen.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. set its name to something by typing into the “Name” text box and then clicking “next”. © 2010 Apantac LLC . 55 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.Figure 75: Changing the Name of the output © 2010 Apantac LLC .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 56 .

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. After moving the displays around by clicking and dragging them. 57 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. © 2010 Apantac LLC . you can see that they’re all labeled.Figure 76: After hitting "next" the selected output has changed to output 2 and output 1's name has been changed Now you can see the display’s name in the overview. and it has already selected the next display for you.

Figure 77: All of the outputs names changed. click “OK”.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. As you can see. 58 . Figure 78: Updated Display Bin with labeled outputs © 2010 Apantac LLC . the displays are now labeled in the Display Bin. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. and reordered Once you’re done.

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. it’s time to work on creating a good Window layout with good looking Windows. Figure 79: The current and rather bad layout Let’s start be resizing the windows to fill the entire screen by creating a 2 x 2 on all the outputs. “Global”. © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. “System”. “Layout”. “2 x 2”. our current Window layout leaves something to be desired. Obviously.Customizing Windows Now that the displays are set up. On the Top Level Menu select. 59 .

2 x 2 Figure 81: The Windows in the new layout As you can see.Figure 80: System. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. we will edit the Windows starting with the Border. because we used a Global action. Right click on the Window and select “Set Border”. Now. © 2010 Apantac LLC . the layout has been changed on all the outputs. Display Layout. Global. 60 .

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All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. and choosing a size from the drop down “Size” menu. © 2010 Apantac LLC .Figure 83: Set Border dialog We could change the Border to a different color and size by pressing the “Border Color” button. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 62 .

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.Figure 84: Changing the Border color © 2010 Apantac LLC . 63 .

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 64 .Figure 85: Changing the Border size © 2010 Apantac LLC .

we will skin the border using “Skin 2” Figure 87: Select "Skin 2" © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 65 .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.Figure 86: Window with new Border Instead.

All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. checking the “Video Frozen” box and clicking “OK”. 66 . This can be done by right-clicking on a Window and selecting “Set Objects” and in the dialog that pops up. we can move on to more important tasks.Figure 88: The Window with the skinned Border With our Border successfully skinned. © 2010 Apantac LLC . such as adding a Video Frozen Alarm.

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or right-clicking it and selecting “Copy”. 68 . we can quickly apply this Window’s properties to the others by selecting it and hitting Ctrl + C. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.Figure 91: Window with Video Frozen Alarm Using the Global Window Paste feature. Figure 92: Right-click on the Window and select "Copy" © 2010 Apantac LLC .

Figure 93: System. Global. 69 .Then using the Top Level Menu. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. “Window Paste” to copy it to all the Windows. “Global”.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. select “System”. Window Paste © 2010 Apantac LLC .

Figure 94: The Windows after having the properties applied to them Now every Window on every display has the same properties.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. 70 .

Figure 95: Right-click on the Window and select "Set Audio Meters" © 2010 Apantac LLC . right-click on Window and select “Set Audio Meters”. 71 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.To Audio Meters. then enable the first two meters by checking the boxes under them and clicking “OK”.

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74 .Figure 98: Window with two Audio Meters enabled Using Clocks as Counters Clocks can function as counters. Only digital clocks can be used as counters. © 2010 Apantac LLC . drag and drop a digital clock from the Object Bin onto the Workspace where you want the counter to be placed. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Enabling the Clock as a Counter To start. however they still count using hours/minutes/seconds. making them act more like timers.

select “Set Properties”. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. right click on it and using the Context Sensitive Menu.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. change the clock’s mode from “Clock” to “Counter” and click “OK”. 75 . © 2010 Apantac LLC . Figure 100: Right-click on the clock and select Set Properties In the Set Clock Properties screen that pops up.Figure 99: Digital Clock on the Workspace After placing the clock.

down or stop counting. right click on it again and using the Context Sensitive Menu. select “Set Control”.Figure 101: Change the mode to Counter Now that the clock has been changed to a counter. 76 . including if you want it to count up. © 2010 Apantac LLC . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. Figure 102: Right click on the clock and select Set Control In the dialog that pops-up you can set various aspects of the counter. as well as setting the time for it to start counting from.

Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. you can customize the GPI settings to have the clock count up (Bit 1). © 2010 Apantac LLC . Because the bits start at 0. 4. count down (Bit 3). and 6 are reserved for tallies. or load the next time from a preset (Bit 7) . 77 .Figure 103: Clock Count Control Setting Counter GPI By clicking on the “Set System GPI” button in the Module Clock Control dialog as seen above. Bits 0.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. pause (Bit 5). 2.

the 1st GPI input corresponds to bit 0. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. and so on.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 78 . Figure 104: Set System GPI © 2010 Apantac LLC . the 2nd GPI bit 1.

5. for this demonstration the designation reads “LE-8 . 79 . © 2010 Apantac LLC . 3.1” which means that this clock is associated with the 2nd VPM on the LE-8. The last number preceded by the “-“ is the n-1 VPM.Figure 105: Bit's 1.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. and 7 set to their corresponding clock controls In addition you can tell which VPM and therefore which GPIO the clock is associated with by looking at its designation at the top left corner. Press “OK” to save changes and go back to the Module Control Clock dialog. then press “Quit” to finish. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. So.

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make sure that you're on the same subnet as the multiviewer (usually 192.All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.168. so your computer cannot match the multiviewer's.1. So. Also. I can't connect to it.FAQ Tahoma LE Question How do I de-Full Screen a window? It's my first time running the Director and while I can auto detect the multiviewer. Keep in mind that no two machines may share the same IP address. if you've been losing connection to the multiviewer abruptly (network disconnect. 81 . If you're running Vista. you'll have to run the Director executable with administrator privileges. Answer Right click on the window to bring up the context sensitive menu and select "Resume". Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. Check to see if a firewall is stopping you from connecting. computer crash. etc) then it's likely that the multiviewer still has those connections open and cannot accommodate an additional one. The multiviewer has a limit of 3 simultaneous network connections to it at any given time. Why can't I reconnect to the multiviewer after disconnecting? © 2010 Apantac LLC .xxx by default).

Ch 2 meter 7 = SDI 2: Group 2. Ch 4 meter 5 = SDI 1: Group 2. In the LE. Ch 4 . And so on for each window. Ch 3 meter 4 = SDI 2: Group 1. the audio and video is assigned to a fixed window. Ch 3 meter 4 = SDI 1: Group 1. Ch 2 meter 3 = SDI 2: Group 1. Ch 2 meter 7 = SDI 1: Group 2. Ch 1 meter 2 = SDI 1: Group 1. your setup should be as follows. and assuming that Input 1 is assigned to window 1 Input 2 is assigned to window 2 Input 3 is assigned to window 3 Input 4 is assigned to window 4 And so on . (You only need to assign the meters you need).. SDI only has 4 groups of embedded audio per video and each group has 4 channels..All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products. 82 . Window 1: meter 1 = SDI 1: Group 1. Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice.. it is possible to have a total of 16 audio channels per video.. Ch 4 meter 5 = SDI 2: Group 2. but since the LX has a router.Tahoma LX How do I set audio meters in a LX series unit using audio that is embedded in SDI? The audio and video assignment of the LX is different than the LE. Ch 2 meter 3 = SDI 1: Group 1. Contact Apantac support to upgrade your current © 2010 Apantac LLC . the audio follows the video and video can be assigned to any window. Ch 3 meter 8 = SDI 2: Group 2. Ch 3 meter 8 = SDI 1: Group 2.. I just bought a LX series without 3g and would like 3g capabilities. Therefore. Ch 1 meter 2 = SDI 2: Group 1. Ch 1 meter 6 = SDI 2: Group 2. Ch 1 meter 6 = SDI 1: Group 2. Ch 4 Window 2: meter 1 = SDI 2: Group 1.

83 . Apantac makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this publication and reserves the right to make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time without notice. (Phone: +1 503 616 371) © 2010 Apantac LLC .All rights reserved The contents of this document are provided in connection with Apantac LLC (“Apantac”) products.multiviewer.

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