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CHAPTER(1(POWERING(T HE(DIMMER(BOARD(AND( LIGHTING(GRID.(THE(E TC(

SMARTFADE(DIMMER(CON TROL(BOARD(AND(SMART PACK(DIMMER(ARE(BOTH (BEING( UTILIZED(IN(THE(YORK (COLLEGE,(COMMUNI CATIONS(TECHNOLOGY(T V(STUDIO.(THE( SMARTPACK(DIMMER(SUP PLIES(POWER(AND(PROV IDES(DIMMING(CAPABIL ITIES(TO(

THE(LIGHTING(GRID(AN D(WALL(SOCKETS.(THE( SMARTFADE(DIMMER(BOA

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PROVIDES(CONTROL(OF( THE(DIMMER(USING(DMX (A(SYSTEM(TO(CONTROL

(LIGHTING(

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CHAPTER(2(DIMMER(/(C IRCUIT(PATCHING.(TRA DITIONALLY(LIGHTS(ON (A(LIGHTING(

GRID(CAN(BE(PATCHED( INTO(ANY(DIMMER(THE( EXAMPLE(ALL(KEY(LIGH TS(CAN(BE(PATCHED(TO

ONE(FADER.(AT(YORK(C OLLEGE(COMMUNICATION S(TECHNOLOGY(TV(STUD IO(THE(

PATCHING(IS(SET @ UP(FOR(A(SIMPLE(ONE( TO(ONE(RELATIONSHIP. (SO,(IF(YOU(CONNECT(

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SOCKET(AND(LIGHT.(TH

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LIGHTING(DIRECTOR(CH OOSES.(FOR( (A(SINGLE(DIMMER(CON TROLLED(BY(

MBER(ONE(THEN(FADER( NUMBER(ONE(WILL(CONT ROL(THAT( IS(CHAPTER(LISTS(A(S IMPLE(METHOD(TO(INSU RE(T HIS(

CHAPTER(3(USINGS(STU DIO(LIGHTS.(THE(ETC( SMARTFADE(DIMMER(BOA RD(HAS(THE(

CAPABILITY(OF(SAVING (A(SHOW(TO(AN(SD(CAR D.(MAKING(IT(SIMPLE( TO(RECALL(THE( PATCHING(OF(THE(CIRC UITS(FROM(CHAPTER(TW O.(THIS(CHAPTER(PRO VIDES(A( SIMPLE(EXAMPLE(OF(A( THREE(POINT(LIGHTING (SCHEME.(THE(MAIN(PU RPOSE(IS(TO(

ILLUSTRATE(HOW(THE(L IGHTING(GRID(AND(DIM MER(BOARD(WORK(TOGET

ERAS.(THREE(JVC(HD(C AMERAS,(THREE(SACHTL ER(TRIPODS,(

CHAPTER(4(STUDIO(CAM

TWO(WI TH(STEERING(RINGS,(A LL(THREE(WITH(VIEWFI NDERS,(ZOOM(AND(FOCU S(

CONTROLLERS.(THIS(IS (A(SIMPLE(HOW(TO(CHA PTER(FOR(ASSEMBLING, (TESTING(AND(

USING(THE(STUDIO(CAM

CHAPTER(5(REMOTE(CCU .(EACH(JVC(HD(STUDIO (CAMERA(USES(A(MULTI @ C ORE(CABLE( TO(TRANSMIT(INFORMAT ION(AND(VIDEO(BACK(T O(THE(CONTROL(ROOM.( THE( MULTI @ CORE(CABLE(ATTACHES( DIRECTLY(INTO(A(CAME RA(CONTROL(UNIT.(THE (CCU(

ALLOWS(SOME(FUNCTION S(OF(THE(CAMERA(TO(B CONTROL(ROOM.(THE(CC U(ALSO(SENDS(INFORMA

VIDEO(BACK(TO(THE(CA MERA(FOR(A(SMOOTHER( MORE(RELIABLE(STUDIO (

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CHAPTER(6(STUDIO(AUD IO.(THIS(CHAPTER(COV ERS(ANYTHING(AND(EVE RYTHING( RELATED(TO(SOUND(IN( THE(STUDIO(AND(CONTR OL(ROOM.(STARTING(WI TH (

MICROPHONE(OPERATION ,(INCLUDING(AUDIO(MI XER(DEFINITIONS(AND( USAGE(PLUS(

INTERCOM(AND(IFB(SET @

CHAPTER(7(TELEPROMTE R.(THE(TELEPROMPTER( IS(USED(TO(DISPLAY(R EADABLE( TEXT(FACING(THE(HOST (ON(A(TV(SET.(THE(TE LEPROMPTER,(IS(BRO KEN(DOWN(INTO( COMPONENTS(SUCH(AS(T HE(FLIP @ Q(PROGRAM,(MONITOR(S ET @ UP(AT(THE(CAMERA.( THIS(CHAPTER(DESCRIB ES(THE(ENTIRE(SET @ UP(PROCESS(PLUS(THE( OPERATION(AT(

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CHAPTER(8(VIDEO(SWIT CHER.(THE(VIDEO(SWIT CHER(IS(GENERALLY( CONSIDERED( THE(HEART(OF(ANY(TV( STUDIO.(AT(THE(CT(DE PARTMENT(OF(YORK(COL LEGE(WE( HAVE(A(PANASONIC(AV @ HS400A.(THE(SWITCHER (ALLOWS(MANY(INPUTS( SUCH(AS( CAMERAS,(VTR(PLAYBAC K(DEVICES,(CG(DEVICE S(AND(COMPUTER(INPUT S(TO(ME(

MIXED(THEN(OUTPUT(TH ROUGH(A(SINGLE(CHANN E L.(THE(SWITCHER(IS(C APABLE(OF(

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CHAPTER(9(VIDEO(PLAY BACK.(PLAYING(BACK(O F(VIDEO(FILES(IS(A(C RUCIAL(ELEMENT( IN(TV(PRODUCTION.(IT (IS(GENERALLY(REFERR ED(TO(A(VT(PLAYBACK( AN D(CAN(BE(

ANYTHING(FROM(A(SIMP

MONITOR(OR(FULL(MOTI

CHAPTER(10(RECORDING (VIDEO.(THE(TV(PRODU CTION(PROCESS(AT(ITS (FINAL(STAGE( CAN(END(ONE(OF(TWO(W AYS.(EITHER( THE(PRODUCTION(WILL( BE(BROADCAST(LIVE( OR(IT(WILL(BE(RECORD ED(FOR(LATER(EDITING (OR(BROADCAST(AT(ANO THER(TIME.((

THIS(CHAPTER(INSTRUC TS(FOR(THE(RECORDING

CHAPTER(11(THE(CLOCK

HERE(AT(YORK(COLLEGE

TIMING(A(SEGMENT(OR( SHOW(WILL(BE(REQUIRE

TRAINTS.(MORE(OFTEN( THAN( D(AND(WILL(NEED(TO(B E(ACCURATE.(

AS(THE(SAYING(GOES,( “TIME(IS(MONEY”(THIS (CHAPTER(WILL(INSTRU CT(ON(THE( BASIC(OPERATIONS(OF( THE(CONTROL(ROOM(CLO C

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GENERATING(SPECIAL(E FFECTS(AND(ASSORTED(

LE(BACKGROUND(TO(A(S TILL(IMAGE(INSERTED( INTO(A(

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Chapter 1 !

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Powering the Dimmer Board & Lighting Grid

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Chapter!1!Powering!the!Dimmer!Board!and!Lighting!Grid.! The! ETC!SmartFade!dimmer!control!board!and!SmartPack!dimmer! are!both!being!utilized !in!the!York!College ,! Communications! Technology!TV!studio.!The!SmartPack!dimmer!supplies!power ! and!provides!dimming!capabilities! to!the!lighting !grid!and !wall! sockets.!The!SmartFade!dimmer!board!provides!control!of!the! dimmer !using!DMX!a!system!to!control!lighting!fixtures .! !

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1. Locate circuit breaker panel on the wall

1. Locate circuit breaker panel on the wall ! 9!

2. Power on all four panels by flipping up the switch on the far left of each circuit.

by flipping up the switch on the far left of each circuit. a. Make sure all

a. Make sure all circuit switches are up. 1

each circuit. a. Make sure all circuit switches are up. 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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1 These will most likely already be up unless a circuit has been overloaded and shut itself off.

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Locate the Dimmer board in the corner next to the doorway.

Locate the Dimmer board in the corner next to the doorway. 4. Turn on the dimmer

4. Turn on the dimmer board by pressing the (Mode) button on the top right side of the board.

5. Make sure the SD card is loaded.

board by pressing the (Mode) button on the top right side of the board. 5. Make

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Dimmer / Circuit Patching

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Chapter!2!Dimmer!/!Circuit!Patching.!T raditionally!lights!on!a! lighting !grid!can!be!patched!into!any!dimmer!the!Lighting! Director!chooses.!For!example!all!key!lights!can!be!patched!to!a! single!dimmer!controlled!by!one!fader.!At!York!College! Communications!Technology!TV!studio!the!patching!is!set N up!for! a!simple!one!to!one!rel ationship.!So,!if!you!connect!a!light!to! socket!number!one!then!fader!number!one!will!control!that! socket!and!light.!This!chapter!lists!a!simple!method!to!insure!this! functionality.

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USING THE SD CARD TO RECALL SETTINGS

Loading a show

1. Power on the studio lighting, see Chapter One

2. Press (Menu) button.

the studio lighting, see Chapter One 2. Press (Menu) button. 3. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show.

3. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show.

2. Press (Menu) button. 3. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show. 4. Press (Menu) button to select

4. Press (Menu) button to select Save/Load show

5. Rotate wheel to Load show.

Press (Menu) button to select Save/Load show 5. Rotate wheel to Load show. 6. Press (Menu)

6. Press (Menu) button to Load show.

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Rotate wheel to select show number. 2

7. Rotate wheel to select show number. 2 8. Press (Menu) button to load SHOW99. 9.

8. Press (Menu) button to load SHOW99.

9. LED will respond with Confirm?

button to load SHOW99. 9. LED will respond with Confirm? 10. Press (Menu) button to confirm.

10. Press (Menu) button to confirm.

11. LED will display show file loaded and exit out of the menu system.

display show file loaded and exit out of the menu system. 12. The lighting grid numbers

12. The lighting grid numbers and faders now

match. For example raising fader 15 will power a light plugged into circuit 15

raising fader 15 will power a light plugged into circuit 15 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 2

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2 Two shows have been saved with the correct patching, SHOW01.ASC and SHOW99.ASC.

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PATCHING THE DIMMERS & CIRCUITS FROM SCRATCH.

1. Press (Menu) button.

& CIRCUITS FROM SCRATCH . 1. Press (Menu) button. 2. Rotate wheel to Patch. 3. Press

2. Rotate wheel to Patch.

SCRATCH . 1. Press (Menu) button. 2. Rotate wheel to Patch. 3. Press (Menu) button to

3. Press (Menu) button to select Patch.

4. Rotate wheel to Patch by Dimmer.

button to select Patch. 4. Rotate wheel to Patch by Dimmer. 5. Press (Menu) button to

5. Press (Menu) button to Select Patch by Dimmer.

6. Rotate wheel to Live.

4. Rotate wheel to Patch by Dimmer. 5. Press (Menu) button to Select Patch by Dimmer.

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Press (Menu) button to select Live mode. 3

8. You are now able to cycle through each dimmer and circuit using the wheel. 4

9. Rotate the wheel to cycle through each dimmer.

wheel. 4 9. Rotate the wheel to cycle through each dimmer. 10. Press (Menu) button to

10. Press (Menu) button to move the cursor to the right and change the circuit number.

move the cursor to the right and change the circuit number. 11. Rotate the wheel and

11. Rotate the wheel and find the number you need to match the dimmer and circuit together.

number you need to match the dimmer and circuit together. 12. Press (Menu) button to move

12. Press (Menu) button to move the cursor to the left and cycle through the dimmers.

move the cursor to the left and cycle through the dimmers. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 3

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3 Live means when you rotate the wheel it will cycle through and power each dimmer and circuit. 4 The dimmer board remembers the last circuit used and will light it accordingly.

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The following chart assigns all numbers on the

lighting grid to the corresponding number on the dimmer board.

Dimmer

Circuit

Dimmer

Circuit

1

1

 

25 21

2

2

 

26 22

3

3

 

27 23

4

4

 

28 24

5

5

 

29 25

6

6

 

30 26

7

7

 

31 27

8

8

 

32 28

9

9

 

33 29

10

10

 

34 30

11

41

 

35 45

12

42

 

36 46

13

11

 

37 31

14

12

 

38 32

15

13

 

39 33

16

14

 

40 34

17

15

 

41 35

18

16

 

42 36

19

17

 

43 37

20

18

 

44 38

21

19

 

45 39

22

20

 

46 40

23

43

 

47 47

24

44

 

48 48

14. When completed push the back button with two arrows to exit the menu system.

47 24 44   48 48 14. When completed push the back button with two arrows

USING THE SD CARD TO SAVE SETTINGS

Saving a show

1. Press (Menu) button.

CARD TO SAVE SETTINGS Saving a show 1. Press (Menu) button. 2. Rotate wheel to Save/Load

2. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show.

1. Press (Menu) button. 2. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show. 3. Press (Menu) button to select

3. Press (Menu) button to select Save / Load.

4. Rotate wheel to Save show.

(Menu) button to select Save / Load. 4. Rotate wheel to Save show. 5. Press (Menu)

5. Press (Menu) button to Select Save Show.

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Rotate wheel to select show number. 5

6. Rotate wheel to select show number. 5 7. Press (Menu) button to select the number

7. Press (Menu) button to select the number you wish.

8. The LED will respond with Confirm?

the number you wish. 8. The LED will respond with Confirm? 9. Press (Menu) button to

9. Press (Menu) button to confirm.

10. The LED will display Show file saved and exit out of the menu system.

display Show file saved and exit out of the menu system. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 5

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5 SHOW99.ASC is already saved with the patching done.

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Using Studio Lights !

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Chapter!3!Usings!Studio!Lights.! The!ETC!SmartFade!dimmer! board!has!the!capability!of! saving!a!show!to!an!SD!card.!Making! it!simple!to!recall!the!patching!of!the!circuits!from!chapter!two.! This!chapter!provides!a!simple!example!of!a!three!point!lighting! scheme.!The!main!purpose!is!to!illustrate!how!the!lighting!grid! and!dimmer!board!work!to gether. !

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USING THE SD CARD TO LOAD A SHOW 6

Loading a show

1. Power the on studio lighting, see Chapter One.

2. Press (Menu) button.

on studio lighting, see Chapter One. 2. Press (Menu) button. 3. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show.

3. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show.

2. Press (Menu) button. 3. Rotate wheel to Save/Load show. 4. Press (Menu) button to select

4. Press (Menu) button to select Save/Load show

5. Rotate wheel to Load show.

to select Save/Load show 5. Rotate wheel to Load show. 6. Press (Menu) button to Load

6. Press (Menu) button to Load show.

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6 The SD card is permanently inserted in the slot and should never be removed !

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Rotate wheel to select show number. 7

7. Rotate wheel to select show number. 7 8. Press (Menu) button to load SHOW99. 9.

8. Press (Menu) button to load SHOW99.

9. LED will respond with Confirm?

button to load SHOW99. 9. LED will respond with Confirm? 10. Press (Menu) button to confirm.

10. Press (Menu) button to confirm.

11. LED will display show file loaded and exit out

of the menu system.

display show file loaded and exit out of the menu system. 12. The lighting grid numbers

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The lighting grid numbers and faders now

match.

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7 Two shows have been saved with the correct patching, SHOW01.ASC and SHOW99.ASC.

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Example Of Three Point Lighting With One Background Light 8 9

1. Determine where the lights will be needed.

2. Three-point light set with a background light.

be needed. 2. Three-point light set with a background light. 3. On the dimmer board locate

3. On the dimmer board locate the faders section.

4. Select button 1-24.

board locate the faders section. 4. Select button 1-24. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 8

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8 ! This example assumes the lights have not moved from the grid location and are still connected to the circuits listed. !

9 ! This is an example only. Use any lights, in any location necessary to accomplish your goal. !

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Dimmer / Circuit 11 is used to light the subject from behind.

/ Circuit 1 1 is used to light the subject from behind. 6. Dimmer / Circuit

6. Dimmer / Circuit 15 is used for key light.

from behind. 6. Dimmer / Circuit 15 is used for key light . 7. Circuit 3

7. Circuit 3 is for the background.

used for key light . 7. Circuit 3 is for the background . 8. On the

8. On the dimmer board locate the faders section again.

9. Select button 25-48, this will give you access to the second set of numbers on the panel.

give you access to the second set of numbers on the panel. 10. Circuit 33 will

10. Circuit 33 will be used as a fill light. 10

panel. 10. Circuit 33 will be used as a fill light. 1 0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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10 ! The 9 lights on the dimmer board, however the 25-48 button is selected the upper row of numbers is in service. !

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This is our end product.

11. This is our end product. ! 32 !
11. This is our end product. ! 32 !

Troubleshooting a Light, Dimmer, Circuit

1. If any light or circuit does not work check the SmartPack wall unit breaker panel first.

2. If the light still does not work check to make sure the patching is correct (see chapter two).

3. If the light still does not work check the circuit you are using to make sure it matches the socket on the lighting grid

4. If the light still does not work check the lamp in the light fixture.

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Studio Cameras !

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Chapter!4!Studio!Cameras.! Three!JVC! HD!cameras,! three!Sachtler! tripods,!two!with!steering!rings,!all!three!with!viewfinders,!zoom! and!focus!controllers.!This!is!a!simple!how!to!chapter!for! assembling,!testing!and!us ing!the!studio!cameras.! !

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1. Moving the Studio cameras.

a. Camera one is different from camera two and

three.

b. Unlock the wheel brakes at each camera.

two and three. b. Unlock the wheel brakes at each camera. c. Steering the tripod. 1

c. Steering the tripod. 11

wheel brakes at each camera. c. Steering the tripod. 1 1 d. Set cable guards for

d. Set cable guards for the proper height. 12

1 1 d. Set cable guards for the proper height. 1 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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11 Camera one needs to be steered manually since it is a different type of tripod.

12 The cable guards should bet set one time, however it may be necessary to check them before use.

2. Camera Cables. 13

a. The cameras are labeled one, two and three.

b. The cables are labeled one, two and three.

two and three. b. The cables are labeled one, two and three. c. Secure the Multi-

c. Secure the Multi-Core cable on the camera. 14 i. Pull the cable up and under the viewfinder. ii. Pull cable back through the handle. iii. Extend cable down then back up to the connector.

iii. Extend cable down then back up to the connector. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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13 The cameras and cables are interchangeable.

14 Do this for each camera. Securing the cable relieves strain on the connectors. !

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Connect the Multi-Core cable to the camera

back.

e. Align the red mark on the cable to the red

mark on the camera back.

f. Turn the outer sleeve clockwise while gently pushing up.

mark on the cable to the red mark on the camera back. f. Turn the outer

3. Attach the battery to the camera back 15 .

3. Attach the battery to the camera back 1 5 . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1 5 !
3. Attach the battery to the camera back 1 5 . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1 5 !

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15 ! The battery is used to power the viewfinder (monitor) !

! 1 5 ! The battery is used to power the viewfinder (monitor) ! ! 41

4.

Power the monitor (viewfinder) on the camera.

4. Power the monitor (viewfinder) on the camera. 5. Set Power Select switch to RM (remote

5. Set Power Select switch to RM (remote control)

camera. 5. Set Power Select switch to RM (remote control) 6. Set Power switch on the

6. Set Power switch on the front right side of the camera to ON.

Set Power Select switch to RM (remote control) 6. Set Power switch on the front right

7. Zoom control cable connection & settings. 16

a. Connect cable for zoom handle.

b. Transfers control to zoom handle.

cable for zoom handle. b. Transfers control to zoom handle. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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16 ! This may already be connected and set to Servo just check to make sure it is !

8. Focus control handle connections. 17

a. Connect cable for focus handle.

b. Transfers control to focus handle.

for focus handle. b. Transfers control to focus handle. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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17 This may already be connected just check to make sure it is.

9. Set IRIS control to manual.

a. Transfers control of the IRIS to the CCU.

to manual. a. Transfers control of the IRIS to the CCU. 10. Power cameras from remote

10. Power cameras from remote Camera Control Unit (CCU). 18

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On the CCU press the power button on the far

right

a. On the CCU press the power button on the far right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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18 The Remote CCU can be found in the control room on the far right of the front bench. Operation instructions of the CCU can be found in the chapter titled Remote CCU for Studio Cameras

11.

Tripod Tilt and Pan locks plus Friction

Controls.

a. Camera one is different than camera two and

three.

b. Tilt and pan locks are to be used only when

the camera is to be stored or moved for placement.

c. The locks should never be used when a show

is live or taping.

d. Friction controls are used to control the

movement of the camera when tilting or panning.

e. Friction controls are based on numbers. i. 0 the least amount of resistance. ii. 7 the most resistance.

f. Camera One.

controls are based on numbers. i. 0 the least amount of resistance. ii. 7 the most

g. Camera Two.

h. Camera Three.

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12.

Raising or lowering the camera. This is a two-

person operation. Camera one is different than two and three.

a. Camera One, i. Disengage the silver lock on the tripod. ii. Pull up on the tripod head while holding the tripod base down.

, i. Disengage the silver lock on the tripod. ii. Pull up on the tripod head

a. Camera two and three. i. Disengage the locks on all three legs of the tripod. ii. Pull up on the steering ring to the desired height. Re-engage the tripod locks.

all three legs of the tripod. ii. Pull up on the steering ring to the desired

13.

Removing the camera from the pedestal /

tripod.

a. Lock the tilt and pan locks.

b. Disconnect focus controller.

c. Disconnect zoom controller.

d. Disconnect Multicore cable.

tilt and pan locks. b. Disconnect focus controller. c. Disconnect zoom controller. d. Disconnect Multicore cable.

e. While holding the camera disengage the

camera plate lock and remove the camera.

e. While holding the camera disengage the camera plate lock and remove the camera. ! 51

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Replacing the camera on the tripod.

14. Replacing the camera on the tripod. 15. Rebuilding the camera, reverse step 13 a,b,c and

15. Rebuilding the camera, reverse step 13 a,b,c and d.

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Camera Control Unit (CCU)

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Chapter!5! Remote!CCU.! Each!JVC!HD! studio! camera!uses!a!Multi N Core!cable!to!transmit!information!and!video!back!to!the!control! room.!The!Multi N Core!cable!attaches!directly!into!a!Camera! Control!Unit.!The!CCU!allows!some!functions!of!the!camera!to!be! controlled!from!t he!control!room.!The!CCU!also!sends! information!such!as!tally!or!return!video!back!to!the!camera!for! a!smoother!more!reliable!studio!experience. !

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Power Camera Control Units 19 .

1. Power Camera Control Units 1 9 . 2. Set the IRIS control to manual. 2

2. Set the IRIS control to manual. 20

Units 1 9 . 2. Set the IRIS control to manual. 2 0 3. Spin the

3. Spin the IRIS knob to make sure you have control of the cameras.

the IRIS knob to make sure you have control of the cameras. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 1

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19 This will power the cameras, assuming all connections have been made.

20 Auto IRIS can be used as an alternative. In Auto the CCU will determine what F-Stop the IRIS uses.

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Set Full Auto to OFF. 21

4. Set Full Auto to OFF. 2 1 5. White-balance all cameras. 2 2 a. Set

5. White-balance all cameras. 22

a. Set white balance presets to A.

all cameras. 2 2 a. Set white balance presets to A. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 2

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21 ! Full auto can be used as an alternative. In Full Auto the CCU will determine all levels. 22 When doing a white balance be sure lights are at the level to be used for the taping session and the work lights are turned OFF.

b. Set a white board on a music stand under the lights.

c. Move cameras close together under the lights.

d. Point all the cameras at the music stand with the white board.

all the cameras at the music stand with the white board. e. Press the Auto white

e. Press the Auto white button on each CCU

6. Wait for an indication on the LED display.

a. Display reads, Error: Low Light, open the IRIS.

display. a. Display reads, Error: Low Light, open the IRIS. b. Press Auto again. c. Display

b. Press Auto again.

c. Display reads Error: Over Lightclose the IRIS.

Light, open the IRIS. b. Press Auto again. c. Display reads Error: Over Lightclose the IRIS.

d. Press Auto again.

e. If the display reads Operation then OK, the white balance is done.

e. If the display reads Operation  then OK, the white balance is done. ! 60

7. Check the function of the tally system. 23

a. On the switcher take camera one to program, the tally at the remote control and the tally at the camera should light red along with the tally on the switcher monitor

light red along with the tally on the switcher monitor 8. The camera IRIS and Black

8. The camera IRIS and Black levels can now be adjusted using a face tone chart. 24 25

a. Place the face tone chart on the music stand

2 4 2 5 a. Place the face tone chart on the music stand !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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23 This should be at the same time the Technical Director checks the intercom system

24 Adjusting beyond a white balance is NOT mandatory. 25 ! The goal of adjusting the cameras manually and at the same time allows for greater control of the look and uses your eyes rather than the CCU to match colors.

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b. Adjust the IRIS and black levels using the scopes above the Remote CCU. 26

black levels using the scopes above the Remote CCU. 2 6 c. Turn on the Paint

c. Turn on the Paint button

above the Remote CCU. 2 6 c. Turn on the Paint button !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 2

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26 ! Full auto can be used instead of manually adjusting the IRIS and black levels. !

d.

Adjust the paint knobs to match cameras to each other.

d. Adjust the paint knobs to match cameras to each other. 9. The cameras can now

9. The cameras can now be moved into the show ready positions.

a. Adjustments can still be made until you are satisfied with the picture quality.

Chapter 6 !

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Studio Audio:

Mixer & Intercom !

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Chapter!6!Studio!Aud io.! This!chapter!covers!anything!and! everything!related!to!sound!in!the!studio!and!control!room.! Starting!with!microphone!operation,!including!Audio!mixer! definitions!and!us age!plus!I ntercom! and!IFB! set N up. !

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Microphones

1. Determine what type of microphone is needed. 27

2. Find the wall breakout box.

microphone is needed. 2 7 2. Find the wall breakout box. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 2

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27 ! Some microphones require phantom power (power generated from the audio mixer). Depending on the circumstances a Lavalier microphone may work best or you may be required to use a hand-held or stick microphone. !

a. Plug in XLR cables to the corresponding

number of the audio mixer in the control room.

b. Numbers 1 through 8 on the break-out box in

the studio corresponds to numbers 1 through 8 on the audio mixer in the control room.

numbers 1 through 8 on the audio mixer in the control room. c. Power on and

c. Power on and set a level for the speakers in

the control room. 28

and set a level for the speakers in the control room. 2 8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 2

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28 A good starting point is about 5.

d.

Power on the Audio Mixer.

d. Power on the Audio Mixer. e. Connect a microphone to the opposite end of the

e. Connect a microphone to the opposite end of

the XLR cable.

d. Power on the Audio Mixer. e. Connect a microphone to the opposite end of the

3. Dressing microphones and cables. a. Hide the cables behind furniture or out of camera shots as much as possible.

behind furniture or out of camera shots as much as possible. b. Dress the Lavalier microphone

b. Dress the Lavalier microphone to be worn on the guest or host.

or out of camera shots as much as possible. b. Dress the Lavalier microphone to be
or out of camera shots as much as possible. b. Dress the Lavalier microphone to be

Using the Audio Mixer

1. Audio Mixer for all audio channels. 29

a. Using meters to measure sound levels. 30

i. Select Input on the meters section to view the level going into the mixer.

ii. Select Output on the meters section to

view the level coming out of the mixer.

meters section to view the level coming out of the mixer. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 2

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29 The mixer is broken up into 16 channels and they are labeled at the top and bottom of the mixer. Referring to a channel means for example, starting from the left channel 1 is the first fader on the mixer.

30 When using Input the meters can be seen moving without the faders being up, using output meters means the faders must be up to see a meter. Input and Output levels will not always be the same. !

b. Reading the meters.

i. When either input or output is selected on

the meters section each channel ʼ s input or output is displayed on the blue strip of meters. 31 !

output is displayed on the blue strip of meters. 3 1 ! ii. The main level

ii. The main level meter will only register if

the Main fader is up and set to U (unity).

only register if the Main fader is up and set to U (unity). !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 3

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 Each set of lights represents a channel. Starting on the left with channel 1 to the right at channel 16.

c.

Adjusting the gain 32 for each source using input meters.

i. Select input on the meters section.

using input meters. i. Select input on the meters section. i. Pull all faders down.

i. Pull all faders down.

Select input on the meters section. i. Pull all faders down. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 3

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

32 Gain is signal strength or amount of power coming into the mixer.

ii. Turn the trim knob to the 12 o ʼ clock

(straight up) position for all channels.

iii. For each audio channel used press the

blue Select button and set the gain level to

20.

iv.

v.

input on the meters section again, have someone speak into a microphone. 34

33

Turn OFF Limit on each channel.

When done setting all channels, press

Limit on each channel. When done setting all channels, press !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 3

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33 Select must be pushed in order to adjust the specific channel.

34 The meters will bounce indicating sound is going to the channel.

vi. Press the blue Select button. 35

vii. Set the Compressor ON.

viii. Set Threshold to -12

ix. Set Attack to Auto and Release to Soft.

Threshold to -12 ix. Set Attack to Auto and Release to Soft. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 3

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35 Do this for each channel . !

d.

Setting a fader level using output meters.

i. Press output on meters section. See section 1-a-i.

ii. Set the Main fader to U (unity)

iii. Have someone speak into the

microphone.

iv. As they are speaking into microphone, set

the fader channel to U (unity).

v. Turn trim knob to adjust.

iv. As they are speaking into microphone, set the fader channel to U (unity). v. Turn

e.

Turning on phantom power. 36

e. Turning on phantom power. 3 6 f. Use the EQ function to fine-tune. 3 7

f. Use the EQ function to fine-tune. 37

i. Press the blue Select button for the channel that will be adjusted.

ii. Turn ON the function of the EQ.

iii. Adjust Freq and Gain using the knobs.

of the EQ. iii. Adjust Freq and Gain using the knobs. 2. The levels of all

2. The levels of all sources can be adjusted throughout the session using the faders

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36 Phantom power is only needed with certain microphones, should NOT be used unless power is required.

37 EQ may be needed to fine-tune any particular sound source.

! Setting up the Intercom & IFB 38

1. Find the wall breakout box in the corner of the studio in between camera one and the lighting dimmer board.

studio in between camera one and the lighting dimmer board. 2. Plug in an XLR cable

2. Plug in an XLR cable to each port. 39

a. Extend a cable to each camera position.

b. Extend a cable for the Stage Manager.

c. Plug in the belt-packs.

d. Plug in headsets to each belt-pack.

in the belt-packs. d. Plug in headsets to each belt-pack. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 3

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

38 IFB (interrupted fold-back) is for the talent (host) to be able to listen to the producer in the control room. Also to send program sound to the host in case there is sound he/she would need to hear.

39 XLR cables can be found on the wall hanging from coat hooks.

3. Belt-pack and headset.

a. XLR cable from the break-out box connects to the port labeled intercom.

b. Headset is connected to the port labeled headset.

b. Headset is connected to the port labeled headset. c. The volume control for the belt-pack

c. The volume control for the belt-pack is on the side of the box.

is connected to the port labeled headset. c. The volume control for the belt-pack is on

d.

Using the microphone to talk on the intercom. i. Press the talk button.

d. Using the microphone to talk on the intercom. i. Press the talk button. ! 81

4.

Power on the intercom Main Station in the control room.

4. Power on the intercom Main Station in the control room. a. Set all stations to

a. Set all stations to Channel A and B. 40 41

room. a. Set all stations to Channel A and B. 4 0 4 1 b. Set

b. Set Speaker to Off or ON.

c. Set volume for program and intercom.

to Off or ON. c. Set volume for program and intercom. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

40 Channel A is used to communicate with all intercom stations including cameras and the stage manager.

41 Channel B is used for IFB (interrupted fold-back) for the Host to listen to the control room.

5.

Set TD and Director station intercom. 42

a. Adjust speaker level if not using headset.

4 2 a. Adjust speaker level if not using headset. b. Plug in and adjust headset

b. Plug in and adjust headset (if using).

not using headset. b. Plug in and adjust headset (if using). c. Adjust Program volume (if

c. Adjust Program volume (if program is being fed to the intercom).

Program volume (if program is being fed to the intercom). d. Set gooseneck microphone OFF if

d. Set gooseneck microphone OFF if a headset is being used.

e. Set gooseneck microphone ON if a headset is NOT being used.

Set gooseneck microphone ON if a headset is NOT being used. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

42 ! At the same time the intercom system is checked the Technical Director can check the tally system.!

5.

IFB is used to send audio to the talent (host).

a. Connect an XLR cable to IFB port at the break- out box in the studio.

b. Connect the TR-50 Talent Receiver to the XLR cable.

c. Plug in an earpiece to the TR-50.

to the XLR cable. c. Plug in an earpiece to the TR-50. 6. Director ʼ s

6. Director ʼ s station intercom.

a. Plug in headset.

i.

Adjust headset sound level.

ii.

Test headset microphone.

b. Test IFB connection (if IFB is being used).

i. IFB ports 1, 2 & 3 correspond to buttons 1, 2 & 3 on the intercom panel.

Chapter 7 !

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Prompter

Operations

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Chapter!7!Telepromter.! The!Teleprompter!is!u sed!to!display! readable!text!facing!the!hos t!on!a!TV!set.!The!Teleprompter,!is! broken!down!into!components!such!as!the!Flip N Q!program,! monitor!set N up!at!the!camera.!This!chapter!describes!the! entire!set N up!process!plus!the!operation!at!show!time. !

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1. Find the DVI cable in the studio labeled Prompter DVI One. 43

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2. Connect the DVI cable to the prompter monitor on camera 2.

a. Run the cable through the base of the camera

to keep it close to the Multi-core cable.

base of the camera to keep it close to the Multi-core cable. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

43 There are two cables in the studio either can be used. For this manual the cable we are using is hanging on the wall near the door above the lighting dimmer. Cable is labeled Prompter DVI One.

3. Connect power to prompter monitor.

a. Use extension cord and plug in at any wall

socket.

b. Run the cable through the base of the camera

to keep it close to the Multi-core cable.

c. Connect to the monitor power supply.

d. Press power on the monitor.

to keep it close to the Multi-core cable. c. Connect to the monitor power supply. d.

4. Find DVI cable in the control room labeled Prompter DVI One. 44

cable in the control room labeled Prompter DVI One. 4 4 5. Connect DVI cable to

5. Connect DVI cable to laptop.

Prompter DVI One. 4 4 5. Connect DVI cable to laptop. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

44 There are two DVI cables in the control room that can be used for this. Find the cable against the back wall near the window, on the floor.

6.

Connect prompter scroll knob to USB port on the

laptop. 45

prompter sc roll knob to USB port on the laptop. 4 5 7. Power laptop.

7. Power laptop.

roll knob to USB port on the laptop. 4 5 7. Power laptop. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

45 The USB knob controller will work from any USB port. The light at the base of the controller will light blue if connected properly.

8. Press Control and right click on Flip-Q icon.

8. Press Control and right click on Flip-Q icon. b. This is to make sure laptop

b. This is to make sure laptop display settings

are correct. 46

c. Navigate window to Select Scheme.

d. Click on FlipQ.

6 c. Navigate window to Select Scheme. d. Click on FlipQ. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

46 See section 9 below if this doesn ʼ t work.

9. Double click prompter program “Flip-Q” from desktop. a. Set Flip-Q program for use. 47

from desktop. a. Set Flip-Q program for use. 4 7 i. Primary Display Settings, select Normal.

i. Primary Display Settings, select Normal.

ii. Check box on Use Quarter size Window in

Primary.

iii. Uncheck box on Small Window Output

Settings: select Normal.

iv. Check box on Secondary Display

Settings: select Mirrored. !

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47 Far right tab in Flip-Q window labeled: Settings.

10.

Set Laptop display to proper configuration. 48

a. Open Control panel by clicking on the Start button.

4 8 a. Open Control panel by clicking on the Start button. b. Double click on

b. Double click on Display.

by clicking on the Start button. b. Double click on Display. c. Click on Settings tab.

c. Click on Settings tab.

d. Click on number 2 window.

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48 Do this only if Step 8 didn ʼ t work or if you are not seeing anything at the prompter.

e. Check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.

e. Check box Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. f. Click Apply, then OK. !

f. Click Apply, then OK.

11.

Increasing Flip-Q font display size. a. Press F7 to enter a size. 49

Flip-Q font display size. a. Press F7 to enter a size. 4 9 b. Press F5

b. Press F5 to increase size one step at a time.

c. Press F6 to decrease size one step at a time.

12. Entering new text.

a. Flip-Q can use Rich Text files and some Word

documents.

b. Transfer any document to the laptop.

c. Copy and paste from Word to Notepad

program to create text.

13. Starting the Prompting session.

a. Flip-Q program click the Lighting Bolt icon at

the top right hand side.

click the Lighting Bolt icon at the top right hand side. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 4

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49 When using F7 a good font size is 30.

b. A small window opens on the laptop and the

screen at the camera displays the same text.

laptop and the screen at the camera displays the same text. c. Use the Teleprompter scroll

c. Use the Teleprompter scroll knob to move the

text up or down on the screen.

the camera displays the same text. c. Use the Teleprompter scroll knob to move the text

14.

To end the prompting session Press ESC. 50

d. Or click on the small window X to end session.

ESC. 5 0 d. Or click on the small window X to end session. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 This only stops the prompting session. Close the program and shut-down the laptop as any other computer.

Chapter 8 !

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Video Switcher !

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Chapter!8!Video!Switcher.! The!video !switcher!is!generally! considered!the!heart!of!any!TV!studio.!At!the!CT!Department!of! York!College!we!have!a!Panasonic!AV N HS400A.!The!switcher! allows!many!inputs!such!as!cameras,!VTR!playback!devices,!CG! devices!and!computer!inputs!to!me!mixed!then!output! through!a! single!channel.!The!switcher!is!capable!of!generating!special! effects!and!assorted!wipe!patterns. !

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1.

Power on the Video Switcher from the back panel on/off switch

1. Power on the Video Switcher from the back panel on/off switch 2. Power on the

2. Power on the two flat screen TV ʼ s

1. Power on the Video Switcher from the back panel on/off switch 2. Power on the
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3. Set inputs for both screens using the black Samsung remote control next to the audio mixer. ! a. On the large screen.

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b. On the small screen.

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4. Basic Switcher Operations. !

a. Labels / inputs on the switcher. !

i. The inputs for each button on each bus have been set-up and labeled.

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b. Program/Preview. The switcher has many rows of buttons each row of buttons is a bus. At the bottom are two buses labeled PGM/A and PST/B. !

bus. At the bottom are two buses labeled PGM/A and PST/B. ! i. PGM/A or Program

i.

PGM/A or Program Bus will “take to air” 51 the

input you choose by pressing the button. !

ii.

PST/B Preset Bus is the preview of the next source. !

iii.

Transitions from source to source (e.g. CAM 1 to VTR1) will be discussed later.!

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51 Take to air also means output to program (PGM)

c. Aux Bus Delegation. !

i. Selects input for Key, DSK, PinP and Aux. 52 ! ii. Buttons light Amber
i.
Selects input for Key, DSK, PinP and Aux. 52 !
ii.
Buttons light Amber when selected. !
iii.
Buttons light green when pressed twice. !
iv.
The green is to select a Linear Key / Alpha
channel. 53
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v.
Select a destination -> Key, DSK PinP or Aux. !
vi.
Select an input for this destination.
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vii.
Aux button has its choices to the right of the

button -> CLN, PVW, PGM. 54

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52 These will be discussed and explained later.

53 A Linear key uses an Alpha channel from the graphic being used. This switcher is not sent up, so use a Luminance key, which uses the luminance of a graphic.

54 The AUX has not been set-up yet in the future this will allow an external monitor have any source from the switcher sent to it.

d. Transitions. !

i. Transitioning between sources can be accomplished using the CUT button, AUTO button or the T-bar.

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ii.

The CUT button “takes to air” instantly the source selected on the Preset bus.

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iii. BKGD 55 and MIX are selected and the AUTO button is pushed the two sources dissolve or cross-fade from each other.

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iv. Selecting WIPE will trigger a wipe pattern to

transition from PST to PGM.

will trigger a wipe pattern to transition from PST to PGM. e. BKG and KEY buttons

e. BKG and KEY buttons on PGM and PST bus.

i.

Selects to transition the background or key or both simultaneously.

ii.

If you are not keying anything press BKGD button only. 56

If you are not keying anything press BKGD button only. 5 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 5

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55 BKGD is the lower layer or source.

56 KEY will be explained in a later section . !

f. Positioner. !

i. This is used to adjust PinP settings, some Wipe controls and Chroma key controls.

PinP settings, some Wipe controls and Chroma key controls. g. LCD menu ! ! i. Displays

g. LCD menu !

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i. Displays the menu settings.

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h. Wipe pattern section selects what type of pattern to use. 57 ! i. There are 12 basic patterns. ii. Within the 12 patterns are 4 more pages.

iii. Select the BKDG PATT button or KEY PATT button to select the page. 58

iv. Each time the button is pressed the green LED indicator will indicate WIPE, SQ, SL or 3D.

the green LED indicator will indicate WIPE, SQ, SL or 3D. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 5

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57 Wipe is a transition that is anything other than a cut or dissolve. 58 The BKGD and KEY can wipe individually and simultaneously with different wipe patterns.

3 Layers on top of the background 59

KEY, PinP or DSK

5. Key is used to superimpose or layer an input over a background. !

a. Insert a KEY by selecting the KEY button. !

b. Transition both the BKGD and KEY by selecting both buttons.

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c. BKGD and Key can be transitioned together or separately as a wipe, cut or mix. ! i. In the example below CAM2 is the KEY, CBGD (color background) is the BKGD. 60 !

ii. With the KEY button selected we transition only the key.

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iii. CAM2 is the key source selected on the AUX

BUS.

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60 This is an Example of a CHROMA-KEY. The switcher can do Full, Linear, Luminance keys as well. A CHROMA-KEY uses a color to separate and remove parts of the screen.

iv. Press the CUT button again to turn OFF the KEY. 61 !

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61 Press BKGD to transition only backgrounds.

6. DSK (Down Stream Key) is used for name templates at the bottom of the screen. !

a. Connect the laptop to the Switcher DVI1 Input cable.

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b. Power the laptop.

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c.

Start the Power Point Program.

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d. Open a file, Navigate to Desktop-> CT240 folder->

World Talk folder-> ct240worldtalk.ppt.

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e. Click on Play Slide Show. !

i. Press spacebar fives to advance to the name slide.

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f. On the switcher select DSK from the AUX BUS delegation section. !

i. Select CG/DVI1 as the source.

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g.

Press the DSK button to insert over PGM. 62

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7. PinP (Picture in Picture) is used to layer another input. !

a. Press the PinP button on the AUX Bus.!

b. Choose the source. 63

! c. Press the PinP button to insert over PGM. !
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c. Press the PinP button to insert over PGM.
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62 They are known as Lower Thirds, Supers, CG

63 For this example MEM1 is input to PinP.

8. Layer Priority. When all three layers (Key, PinP and DSK) are inserted there is a layer priority.

a. BKGD is at the bottom.

b. Key is next.

c. PinP is next.

d. DSK is on top.

inserted there is a layer priority. a. BKGD is at the bottom. b. Key is next.

9. FTB (Fade to Black) fades the entire PGM output to black. !

a. Press the FTB button. !

b. Buttons that were red turn amber indicating the FTB button is in use.

black. ! a. Press the FTB button. ! b. Buttons that were red turn amber indicating

10.

Settings Menu.

a. The setting menu is activated when the FUNC button is selected.

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b. Each button adjusts a specific area.!

i.

1) Time – adjust auto transition times.

ii.

2) Wipe – modify wipe parameters.

iii.

3) Color – change CGGD colors.

iv.

4) Key – modify key.

v.

5) Chroma Key – adjust chroma key.

vi.

6) Freeze – modify freeze.

vii.

7) DSK – downstream key settings

viii. 8) PinP – picture in picture settings

ix.

9) In/Out – input/output settings.

x.

10) Memory – preset / frame memory.

xi.

11) XPT – cross-point settings.

xii.

12) System – system settings

Chapter 9 !

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Video Playback

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Chapter!9!Video!Playback.! Playing!back!of!video!files!is!a!crucial! element!in!TV!production.!It!is!generally!referred! to!a!VT! playback!and!can!be!anything!from!a!simple!background!to!a!still! image!inserted!into!a!monitor!or!full!motion!video!with!sound.! !

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Playback of Video Files

Playback Computer in Control Room

1. Power the computer.

of Video Files Playback Computer in Control Room 1. Power the computer. a. Click on ControlRoom_Playback

a. Click on ControlRoom_Playback

of Video Files Playback Computer in Control Room 1. Power the computer. a. Click on ControlRoom_Playback

b. Password: yorkct12

b. Password: yorkct12 2. Open Blackmagic Media Express. 6 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 6

2. Open Blackmagic Media Express. 64

b. Password: yorkct12 2. Open Blackmagic Media Express. 6 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 6

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

64 The computer is set to automatically start the RAID utility program at start-up. It can be left on or click on the red button at the top left hand corner of the window to close.

3. Blackmagic Preferences

a. Click on Media Express at the top left corner of the screen.

b. Click on Preferences.

top left corner of the screen. b. Click on Preferences. c. Setup according to the following

c. Setup according to the following image. 65

c. Setup according to the following image. 6 5 d. When done click on the red

d. When done click on the red button at the top left of the window.

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65 This should already be set-up, just make sure nothing has changed.

4. Blackmagic Preferences

a. Click on the Apple at the top left corner of the desktop.

a. Click on the Apple at the top left corner of the desktop. b. In the

b. In the Preferences window click Sound.

a. Click on the Apple at the top left corner of the desktop. b. In the
i. Set Input to Blackmagic audio. ii. Set output to Blackmagic audio. iii. Click Show
i.
Set Input to Blackmagic audio.
ii.
Set output to Blackmagic audio.
iii.
Click Show All.
i. Set Input to Blackmagic audio. ii. Set output to Blackmagic audio. iii. Click Show All.

iv. Click on Blackmagic Design.

iv. Click on Blackmagic Design. v. Click on the settings tab make sure the setting match

v. Click on the settings tab make sure the setting match the following image.

tab make sure the setting match the following image. vi. When finished click the red button

vi. When finished click the red button on the top left corner of the window.

5.

Click on the Playback tab.

5. Click on the Playback tab. 6. 3 methods to load a clip. a. Select File

6. 3 methods to load a clip.

a. Select File > Import > Media Files.

b. Right click on the empty area (grey) and select Import.

c. Double click on the empty area (grey) of the list.

b. Right click on the empty area (grey) and select Import. c. Double click on the

d.

Either will give you the next window.

d. Either will give you the next window. 7. Finding a clip. a. Clips are digital

7. Finding a clip.

a. Clips are digital files that can be stored anywhere.

b. Generally located on Xserve Raid Playback Drive.

8. File format & size acceptable for playback.

a. Apple ProRes 422

9. For testing purposes there is a clip of bars and tone stored on the Xserve Raid Playback Drive.

a. See section 6 on how to import the clip.

Playback Drive. a. See section 6 on how to import the clip. b. Press play. c.

b. Press play.

c. Check the switcher for video and the audio mixer for sound.

6 on how to import the clip. b. Press play. c. Check the switcher for video

10.

Playing single clip.

a. Highlight the clip and click play or press the spacebar.

11. Playing multiple clips.

a. Highlight all the clips by holding the command key on the keyboard and single clicking on each clip. 66

12. Tracking the sound from the Audio mixer.

a. The sound is routed to faders 13 and 14 on the mixer.

b. See Chapter 6 Studio Audio

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66 Media Express will play all the highlighted clips in sequence. If no clips are selected the entire list will play back.

13.

Using the Playback computer to record from a

tape.

a. At Media Express Program click on the Log and Capture tab.

a. At Media Express Program click on the Log and Capture tab. b. Load and cue

b. Load and cue a tape into the HD playback deck.

a. At Media Express Program click on the Log and Capture tab. b. Load and cue

c.

To name your clip click in the Description tab. i. Type the name of the clip.

ii. Click the plus button.

i. Type the name of the clip. ii. Click the plus button. d. Click Capture, the

d. Click Capture, the screen indicates the recording is on with counters rolling.

screen indicates the recording is on with counters rolling. e. When finished click Capture to stop

e. When finished click Capture to stop the process.

f. The clip will appear in the media list on the left.

f. The clip will appear in the media list on the left. g. To record with

g. To record with another clip with the same name plus a number 1 just click capture again.

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Chapter!10!Recording!Video.! The!TV!production!process!at!it s ! final!stage!can!end!one!of!two!way s.!Either!the!production!will! be!broadcast!live!or!it!will! be!recorded!for!later!editing!or! broadcast!at!another!time.! ! This!chapter!instructs!for!the! recording!process. !

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Recording of Video Files

1. Power the computer.

Recording of Video Files 1. Power the computer. 2. Open AJA Control Panel. ! 144 !

2. Open AJA Control Panel.

Recording of Video Files 1. Power the computer. 2. Open AJA Control Panel. ! 144 !

a. Load Preset.

i.

Click on Presets at the top left side of the screen. 67

ii.

Click on Spring_2012_Setup.

the screen. 6 7 ii. Click on Spring_2012_Setup. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 6

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67 This loads the presets and configurations for the AJA capture card.

3. Open AJA VTR Xchange.

3. Open AJA VTR Xchange. b. Once the program starts the preferences need to be set.

b. Once the program starts the preferences need to be set.

i.

Select AJA VTR Xchange from the top left corner of the program.

ii.

Select preferences.

to be set. i. Select AJA VTR Xchange from the top left corner of the program.

c.

The preferences window will open.

c. The preferences window will open. d. Captured Clips Folder determines where the recorded clips will

d. Captured Clips Folder determines where the recorded clips will be stored. 68

e. If necessary, change the Captured Clips Folder by clicking on the Change button.

the Captured Clips Folder by clicking on the Change button. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 6

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68 This may already be set, see the College assistant to determine where this is to be set.

f. Navigate to the folder used for capture purposes, click choose.

f. Navigate to the folder used for capture purposes, click choose. ! 148 !

4. Capture Settings a. Video settings

i. Click on Capture at the top left of the screen then click on Video
i.
Click on Capture at the top left of the screen
then click on Video on the drop down menu.
ii.
Click on Compression tab
iii.
Compression type is Apple ProRes 422,
Frames per second is 29.97, for Gamma
Correction is Automatic.
iv.
Click on Source tab.
v. For Source setting use 1080i29.97 10bit (1920x1080), Format is NTSC. vi. Click OK.
v.
For Source setting use 1080i29.97 10bit
(1920x1080), Format is NTSC.
vi.
Click OK.

b. Audio Settings

i. Click on Capture at the top left of the screen then click on Audio on the drop down menu.

b. Audio Settings i. Click on Capture at the top left of the screen then click

ii.

Device is AJA KonaLHi, Format is 16-bit Integer (Big Endian), 8 Channels, 48.000 kHz.

is 16-bit Integer (Big Endian), 8 Channels, 48.000 kHz. iii. The Monitor section can be set

iii. The Monitor section can be set to listen to what is being recorded through the computer speakers. 69

iv. Under Monitor at the Device drop-down select Built-in Line Output.

Monitor at the Device drop-down select Built-in Line Output. v. Click OK.

v. Click OK.

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69 This is to make sure you are recording audio along with video.

5. Choose the name of your file. a. Click in the box labeled name at the bottom of the capture window. b. The output of the switcher will be inside the window.

the capture window. b. The output of the switcher will be inside the window. 6. Set

6. Set to capture Audio with video.

the capture window. b. The output of the switcher will be inside the window. 6. Set

7.

You are ready to record.

8. Click Capture Now.

7. You are ready to record. 8. Click Capture Now. 9. A window will open with

9. A window will open with the title of the clip at the top.

7. You are ready to record. 8. Click Capture Now. 9. A window will open with

10.

To stop recording. a. Click on the Stop button.

10. To stop recording. a. Click on the Stop button. ! 154 !

11.

Recording on the HD or SD tape deck. 70

a. Power the tape deck.

on the HD or SD tape deck. 7 0 a. Power the tape deck. b. Insert

b. Insert tapes into the decks.

c. Press Record and Play at the same time.

into the decks. c. Press Record and Play at the same time. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! 7

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70 This is a back-up to recording on the AJA VTR Xchange.

d. To stop recording press Stop.

d. To stop recording press Stop. ! 156 !

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1. The clock is in the control room next to the large Samsung monitor.

is in the control room next to the large Samsung monitor. 2. There are two ways

2. There are two ways to control and adjust the clock.

a. Remote Control.

2. There are two ways to control and adjust the clock. a. Remote Control. b. Controls

b. Controls on top of the clock.

2. There are two ways to control and adjust the clock. a. Remote Control. b. Controls

3.

The Remote. c. Display selection is 1.

3. The Remote. c. Display selection is 1. 4. The clock has been set to count

4. The clock has been set to count up from zero.

5. Press UP to start the clock.

6. Press Down once to pause.

7. From the paused mode, press Down to reset the clock to zero.

to start the clock. 6. Press Down once to pause. 7. From the paused mode, press

8. Use the Start/Resume and Stop/Reset buttons for the same purpose.

8. Use the Start/Resume and Stop/Reset buttons for the same purpose. ! 163 !

9. To change to a down or up timer. (Using the remote control) a. Press and hold the Mode Menu button for at least 5 seconds. The display will change to the pattern below.

5 seconds. The display will change to the pattern below. b. After five seconds the display

b. After five seconds the display goes to the mode menu and will display a 01.

will change to the pattern below. b. After five seconds the display goes to the mode

c.

Change the 01 to 14 using the UP button on the remote.

c. Change the 01 to 14 usi ng the UP button on the remote. d. Press

d. Press Mode Menu once.

the 01 to 14 usi ng the UP button on the remote. d. Press Mode Menu

e. This is the second Mode page.

f. Choose 2 for an UP timer or choose 3 for a down timer using the remote up or down buttons.

f. Choose 2 for an UP timer or choose 3 for a down timer using the

g. When finished press Timer Control once.

h. The clock goes back to what it was doing before the changes.

The clock goes back to what it was doing before the changes. 10. Changing the start

10. Changing the start time for a timer (Using the remote).

a. Press Timer Control (the text on the clock will darken).

the start time for a timer (Using the remote). a. Press Timer Control (the text on

b. Use the Up or Down button to get the number you wish. 71

Use the Up or Down button to get the number you wish. 7 1 c. Press

c. Press Timer Control again (display returns to normal.)

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71 The longer the Up or Down buttons are pressed the faster the numbers increase or decrease.

11.

Control pad on the top of the clock has similar functions as the remote control.

of the clock has similar functions as the remote control. 12. If you simply want to

12. If you simply want to count up from Zero.

a. See Section 9, set to Up timer.

b. See Section 10, set the Timer Control to zero.

c. Press the Up button or the Start / Resume button to start the clock.

d. Press the Down button or the Stop / Reset button to stop the clock.