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Miranda Integrated Master Control Provided by: Miranda Technologies
Training Materials… Course Syllabus Presentations used in the class Training Manual (in PDF) Exercises and Home work handouts Training Evaluation Final Exams Classroom Rules… Cellular phones not allowed. No access to s or Internet in Classroom. Students required to remain in the class for duration of the day. Regularly scheduled breaks.
Introduction to the IMC System IMC System components may include Imagestore 750, Imagestore Modulars and Control Panels. Communicate via Ethernet LAN. Control Panel will issue a commands to attached channel (IS-750 and Imagestore Modular Channel responds with status and executes command. When successful channel notifies panel and updates its displays and indicators accordingly.
Introduction to the iMC System
iMC works in conjunction with NV9000 router control system, allowing channel access to entire router input space and providing the ability to select any router source. Many control panels can control more than one channel at a time – although usually channels managed one at a time. When Channel changed, control panel update takes about a second. Panel attaches to newly selected channel and provides the new channels specific source layout, transition rates and layer presets. Automation can also control channels.
Control Panels for the iMC System Presently 3 hardware and 1 software (GUI) panels available: iMC-Panel-GUI:Software control panel. Runs on PC and provides graphical user interface. It is software emulation of iMC-Panel-200. Designed to work with or without touch screen. iMC-Panel-100:3RU rack-mounted panel with separate rack- mountable display. Sleek design with just over 2 inch depth.
Control Panels for the iMC System iMC-Panel-200:Compact hardware CP with large LCD touch screen, many function buttons and joystick. Mounts on desktop or work surface. All buttons have LCD legends and color-coding. iMC-Panel-300:Full size CP with large LCD touch screen and many function buttons as well as joystick. Mounts on desktop or work surface. All but two buttons have LCD legends and color- coding.
Other Miranda products Intuition XG: Single- or dual-channel HD\SD graphics processor. Stores XG media clips, transmits clips (fill \ key) when directed
Imagestore 750 Overview Channel branding processor. Operates as stand-alone device with or without automation or as part of Mirandas IMC System (750/NV5100MC master control system). Combined with NV9000 router control system it provides video/audio sources and one or more MC panels (such as iMC-300) that provide commands. IS-750 provides switching instructions to NV9000 when it receives commands from MC panel. IS-750 essentially A/B transition processor that inserts video effects (DVEs and DSKs) and voice-overs into its output. Occur many configuration options (covered in IS-750 training).
Imagestore 750 block diagram
Input and outputs include: 4 x SDI IN, A-D. Accept HD or SD. 2 x External keyer pairs (fill and key). IN C/D can be used for third keyer pair. 16 x GPIO (IN or Out, LTC and Dolby metadata). 16 X AES IN and 16 AES OUT. 4 x SDI outputs (PGM / PWV / Clean feed / monitor). Also 4 COM ports and 2 Ethernet ports.
Imagestore 750 video processing:
Select an input (A,B,C,D, Fill1, Key1, Fill 2, Key 2) individually as SDI or as one of 5 test signals. Each SDI input can be subject to a rectangular clipping mask. Inputs C / D can be used as pair (Fill 3, Key3). Any fill/key input can receive clips from Intuition XG processor. Similarly DVEs can connect to any input. DVEs can also accept output of A/B mixer. DVE output can be inserted in one of three places of the processing path: Before DSK1, before DSK2 or before DSK3.
Imagestore 750 video processing: IS-750 also has storage for supporting internal keyers (logos, etc). Preview output can present video from one of several tap points. Similarly CLN and MON outputs can present video from several different tap points.
Control Panel features Channel selection, including no channel mode and ganged channels: Typically panel has assigned channel on boot-up. May be configured so default channel part of channel gang. This referred to as automatic gang mode. When this channel selected, all channels in gang are selected. Configurable function buttons: Requirements of buttons vary according to needs of facility and operator. When controlling IS-750, iMC-Panel-300 has 5 sets of customer-definable buttons.
Control Panel features Salvos: iMC-Panel-300 can trigger NV9000 system salvo each time channel change occurs. Example: salvo can change entire audio/video monitor configuration instantly. Independent downstream keyers (DSKs): When controlling IS-750, panel can control 4 independent (linear) DSKs, each with separate key and fill inputs. Key parameters (i.e. clip, gain, transparency) configured independently on each IS-750. DSKs handle internal keys (stills / animations) plus up to 3 external keys.
Control Panel features DVEs: DVE (digital video effect) is sequence of operations that can dynamically scale and position a video image on the screen, overlaying the main source. DVE can perform other effects too. Created with DVE Editor. Stored in IS-750. XG Layers: XG layer (or clip) is one of up to 8 outputs of Intuition XG processor. When controlling IS-750, panel can control up to 8 XG layers. XG layers are processed by one of DSKs. Usually there is default DSK assigned to XG layers.
Control Panel features Fade to black: Provides fade-to-black and fade-to-silence function. General-purpose I/O (GPIO). CP have two optically isolated inputs that can sense external events and two relay outputs that trigger external events. Audio metering and monitoring: When iMC-Panel-300 is controlling IS-750, Audio Monitoring section has customer-configurable buttons. Knobs control overall audio gain for IS-750 CLN and MON outputs.
Control Panel features Audio channel control: IS-750 processes 16 audio channels. IS-750 has 5 audio sections: Program input audio Program output audio Preset input audio Voice over 1 audio Voice over 2 audio Panel lock: Use to prevent accidental changes to panel settings. Source groups: Up to 24 main source buttons. IS-750 allows definition of multiple source groups. Each group can be mapped to main source buttons of iMC-Panel-300. Sources in group selected from sources defined in NV9000 System. Thus all NV9000 sources are potentially accessible.
iMC-Panel-300 summary Configurable master control panel wide x 6.96 high x deep. Sits on console or desk top.
iMC-Panel-300 Top view
iMC-Panel-300 Side and Rear view
iMC-Panel-300 summary Top left customer-definable function buttons. Top right -- Group of audio monitor and meter controls. Knobs -- Control IS-750 CLN audio and MON audio outputs. 2 (red) audio level knobs. Red as they control on-air signals. Top center -- 3-axis joystick. Lower front surface are 4 rows of 24 buttons: Preset – Program - Preview/User – Aux/User Preset / program rows contain up to 24 main sources and 8 video effects and up to 2 voice-overs. Video effects and voice-over buttons can be configured in any order, but effects executed in configurable order in the IS-750.
iMC-Panel-300 summary Preset and Program buttons identical. Represent same sources, video effects and voice-overs. Paired (and identical) and support content and transitions going on air. Preview/User buttons when panel controlling IS-750 are set of 24-customer- deablable buttons among which are menu buttons. (Menu buttons select menus on touch screen. Aux/User buttons include same main sources as program and preset. Provides up to 6 customer-definable buttons (at right) instead of video effects and voice-over. Aux buttons provide means to direct selected router source to auxiliary device such as a monitor.
iMC-Panel-300 front panel Front of panel are two groups of function buttons. Group of 12 are Transition control buttons by convention. Group of 3 buttons are System Control buttons by convention. All are configurable. Right front is (orange) transition button which is not configurable.
iMC-Panel-300 rear connectors Rear of panel are two power connectors, GPI/Alarms connector, Ethernet port, USB port, an aux port and SD/HD input (BNC). USB port reserved for future development. SD/HD input connector (BNC) is panel audio metering input. Not used with IS-750.
Sections of iMC-Panel Program buttons: 24 program buttons include main source and layer buttons. Layer buttons – configure as video effects or voice-overs. Number of main sources, video effects and voice-overs varies according to panel configuration. Whatever main source, video effects and voice–overs selected on program buttons form program output of IS-750 that is currently controlled by panel. Note: Preset/program buses behave differently under different transition options.
Sections of iMC-Panel Preset buttons: Allow setup of state of program output that will exist after next transition. Also include main source buttons and layer buttons. Function assigned to program also assigned to preset button directly beneath it. Whatever main source, video effects and voice-overs selected on preset bus form, preview output is of IS-750 currently being controlled by panel. Note: Preset/program buses behave differently under different transition options.
Sections of iMC-Panel Preview/user buttons: Customer-definable buttons when panel controlling IS Aux/user buttons: When panel controlling IS-750, row contains AUX buttons and up to 6 customer-definable buttons. AUX buttons are main source buttons. Main sources are same sources as on preset and program button rows. Allows main source to be directed to aux device, such as a monitor. IS-750 has aux bus follow aux bus follow option. Depending on how theyre set, aux buttons may follow program or preset bus or remain independent.
Sections of iMC-Panel Configurable buttons: 16 buttons with LCD legends. Each programmable to perform functions such as channel selection, menu selection or source group selection. Some buttons can function as status indicators. Buttons in other sections of panel also configurable. 6. LCD touch screen: Color LCD touch screen allows for parameters to be adjusted and control system functions. 8 rotary knobs are associated to touch screen for adjustment of parameters.
Sections of iMC-Panel Joystick: Adjust certain parameters such as change size or position of DSKs. 8. Audio monitor/meter section: Two rotary knobs in Audio Monitoring section labeled Gain. These associated with rows: Mon A / CLN Mon B / MON For IS-750 panel : CLN gain knob controls audio level of IS-750 CLN output. MON gain knob controls audio level of IS-750 MON output. 12 buttons customer-configurable buttons. Others have no functions.
Sections of iMC-Panel Touch screen knobs: 8 knobs under touch screen allow operator to adjust menu parameters. 10. Audio level knobs: Duck Level When controlling an IS-750, knob controls level at which main audio is dimmed when voice-over is mixed with PGM output. Gain / Voice-Over preset When controlling an IS-750, knob controls over level when voice- over is mixed with PGM output. Knobs support only program audio.
Sections of iMC-Panel Transition control buttons: Transition buttons. User configurable. 12. System control buttons: Convention, system control buttons. User configurable. Displays transition type (as a graphic) and transition rate (in text). 13. Transition button: Cut transition involve no rate so no rate text exists for this button. Pressing transition button initiates transition in IS-750 according to panel setup.
iMC-Panel-300 Touch screen Presents number of different menus. Adjust operating parameters. Menu buttons allow for selection to appear on touch screen. Menu buttons toggle. Press once to display menu; again returns to Main menu. Some menus allow function parameters such as DSK Rates, CGT and Keying menu to be managed. Line at top of touch screen for status and error messages and a second for informative messages.
iMC-Panel-300 Configurable buttons Definable button functions: LCD – 3 rows of 8 characters. Color definable. Classes available for IS-750: Channel selection Transition type Transition rate Salvo Automation assist System Control Menu
iMC-Panel-300 Audio levels Program audio: Affects only program audio. Two sections: Duck-Level Gain / Voice-Over Preset Duck level Knob For IS-750 controls level that main audio is dimmed when voice-over mixed with program output. Adjusts in increments of 0.5 Db. Gain / Voice-Over Preset Knob When panel controls IS-750, controls over level when voice-over mixed with program output. Adjusts in increments of 0.5 Db.
iMC-Panel-300 Joystick 3-axes: up, down, left, right. Considered X- and Y-axes. Change certain parameters. i.e. size or position of DSKs. Use to scroll through channels, video effects and other displays. Also possible to select crosspoint in audio channel swap matrix. Left button function varies. Example could use to make audio crosspoint connection. Right button not used. Knurled Z-axis not used for IS-750
iMC-Panel-300 Monitor and Meter control When controlling IS-750 buttons user configurable. Often used for non-audio functionality. Dim buttons are disabled. CLN and MON apply to IS-750. Knobs adjust audio level in increments of 0.05 dB, from dB to dB. Monitoring knobs do NOT affect on-air levels.
iMC-Panel-300 Preset and Program buttons Program and preset buses divided into two parts: 1. Main source buttons Typically green. High-tally when selected, low-tally when not. If problem with main source it is high-tally amber when unselected and red when selected. Unused main sources are dark.
iMC-Panel-300 Preset and Program buttons Program and preset buses divided into two parts: 2. Layer buttons Rightmost buttons can be configured as video effects or voice-overs.
iMC-Panel-300 Preset and Program buttons Main source buttons and layer buttons together form two buses: Program:Selections on Program bus compose program output of currently selected IS-750. Preset:Selections on Preset bus preview content of program bus as it will appear after next transition.
iMC-Panel-300 Aux/User buttons Aux/User buttons are located above or behind preview bus. Divided into two parts: 1.Main source buttons: Usually green, high-tally when selected. Low-tally when not. Amber high-tally problem on source but its not selected. Red problem on source and its currently selected.
iMC-Panel-300 Aux/User buttons Aux/User buttons are located above or behind preview bus. Divided into two parts: 2.Customer-definable buttons: Rightmost buttons, if not committed to main sources are customer definable. Up to 6 buttons in Aux/User row can be configurable.
iMC-Panel-300 buttons details Main Source button characteristics: Up to 8-character display. Following color scheme: Touch screen displays source status. If OK no message text. Following are possible fault conditions: Note: priority of message is as shown. DarkButton not in use. Low GreenNot selected. High GreenSelected video. High AmberUnselected video source is non-sync or LOS or unselected audio source is LOS. High RedSelected video source is non-sync or LOS, or audio source is LOS. 1.Video LOS3.Video Non-sync 2.Audio LOS4.Audio problem
iMC-Panel-300 Video Effects Selected video effects overlay selected main video source. Video effects cumulative and apply in order defined by IS-750. DSKs are applied: DSK1, DSK2, DSK3, DSK4. DSK4 is highest layer. Downstream effects modify upstream effects and main source. Upstream effects do not modify downstream effects. DarkVideo effect not supported by IS-750. Low-tally blueVideo effect not selected. High-tally blueVideo effect is selected. High-tally amber Unselected video effect has problem (i.e. non-sync or LOS). Warning flag. High-tally redSelected video effect has problem (i.e. non-sync or LOS). Error/severe warning flag.
iMC-Panel-300 Downstream Keyers 4 keyer buttons are independent toggles. Downstream keyer (DSK) active when its button is selected (high-tally) and inactive when its button is low-tally. Note:DSK cannot be used when it is non-sync or LOS. External key usually pair of video sources – key/fill. Key forms mask for Fill. External keys can be provided by Intuition XG. Internal key is stored still frame or animation. Key source overlays upstream source (and upstream effects) with specified clip, gain, and transparency parameters that control key values. Any DSK can be associated to any key source, including Intuition XG clips.
iMC-Panel-300 DVE DVE buttons: Independent toggles. Active when associated is button high-tally / inactive when its low-tally. Pre-configured with DVE stored in IS-750 Button functions available to enable/disable DVEs on program and preset button rows.
iMC-Panel-300 Voice-overs 2 voice-over button pairs on Program and Preset buses not mutually exclusive. When over selected on Program row, its audio contributes to program audio. When over selected on Preset row, becomes armed and plays at next transition. An over function mixes selected audio source to air, but does not trigger audio playback of source device. Voice-Over Button Characteristics: Low violetVoice-over not supported by IS-750. High violetVoice-over selected. High amberUnselected voice-over has problem (i.e. non-sync or LOS). High redSelected voice-over has problem (i.e. non-sync or LOS).
iMC-Panel-300 Transition and System control Transition control: 12 buttons available for transitions. User-definable. System control 3 buttons by convention. User-definable. Transition button: Initiates transition in IS-750 controlled by iMCPanel-300. Transition rate and type can be changed. Orange under normal circumstances. High-tally while IS-750 performing transition. Otherwise low-tally.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Buttons in configurable button, transition control, and system control sections of iMC-Panel-300 can be redefined. Button function classes: Following slides give descriptions of some functions that can be assigned to definable buttons during configuration Button functionality configured using MCS Panel Configuration Editor. Channel selectionAutomation assist SalvoTransition type System ControlTransition rate Menu
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Channel selection: IS-750 equivalent to a channel. Typical panel configuration provides a set of channel selection buttons. If desired when selected Channel can invoke an NV9000 salvo. Panel usually have default channel that is selected when it powers up. Panel may be configured so that default channel is part of a channel gang. This is referred to as automatic gang mode. When default channel selected, all channels in automatic channel gang selected.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Channel select buttons use following colors: IS-750 can accept up to 4 concurrent connections. Any combination of up to 4 control panels may acquire same channel at same time. If fifth control panel tries to connect to IS-750 its request is ignored. Low-tally greenAssociated channel not selected. High-tally greenAssociated channel selected and communicating. The channel might or might not be main channel in channel gang. High-tally amber Associated channel selected as follower in channel gang and is communicating High-tally redAssociated channel selected, but iMC-Panel- 300 cannot establish communication with it.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions No Channel buttons use following colors: No channel button typically used for diagnostics. Only one No channel button possible on a panel. Salvo iMC-Panel-300 can have one or more salvo buttons. Pressing Salvo causes NV9000 salvo to execute. (Requires connected NV9000 router control system). Channel change can also execute salvo. Exception is if switching to default channel under automatic gang mode. When channel gang selection is enabled, salvos are inhibited. GreeniMC-Panel-300 connected to channel. RediMC-Panel-300 not connected to channel.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions System Control button types: 11 system control button types that can be configured on a iMC-Panel-300. Panel Lock Toggle, press once to lock panel and again to unlock it. When locked button is high-tally red. Panel LockAutomation OffFade-to-black Macro ArmPGM DVE EnableGroup select Audio LockFade-to-silenceFire Macro PST DVE EnableKaleido-X Layout
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Automation Off Toggle that enables/disables control of currently selected IS-750 by automation system. High-tally red -- currently selected IS-750 ignores commands from automation system. Low-tally green -- IS-750 communicates with automation system normally. If IS-750 does not allow for automation to be turned off or on, button disabled (dark).
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Fade to Black (FTB) Toggle. Press once to fade PGM output of currently selected IS-750 to both black and silence. Press it again to fade PGM output up from black and silence. When PGM output is in black/silence, fading to it or fading up from it, FTB and FTS buttons of main menu are red. Fades occur at FTB (and FTS) rate defined in IS-750 configuration. High-tally green – PGM output fades to black. Low-tally green -- PGM output fades back to normal.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Fade to Silence (FTS) Toggle. Press once to fade PGM output of currently selected IS-750 to silence. Press it again to fade PGM output up from silence. When PGM output is in silence, fading to it, or fading up from it, FTS buttons of main menu is red. Fades occur at FTS rate defined in IS-750 configuration. High-tally green – PGM output fades to silence. Low-tally green -- PGM output fades back to normal.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Group Select IS-750 allows different source groups to be defined, sources in group mapped to main source buttons of panel. Group Select button selects source group. When the group selected, its source mnemonics appear on main source buttons and (if system so configured) sources in group appear on monitors of a monitor wall. Audio Lock Toggle that enables/disables two program audio level knobs on iMC-Panel-300. (Helps prevent accidental changes to audio levels). Button amber when audio level knobs are locked.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Macro Arm Select IS-750 macro that will execute at next transition. Comment:Certain macros can contain functions that must not execute during a transition. Such macros execute immediately after transition completes. Fire Macro Executes IS-750 macro immediately. PGM DVE Enable Enables use of DVE buttons on Program button row. PST DVE Enable Enables use of DVE buttons on Preset button row.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Kaleido-X Layout Triggers Layout of Kaleido-X multi-viewer to load. Comment:Panel will not likely have Kaleido-X Layout buttons if master control system not associated with KX multi-viewer. Automation Assist There are 4 Automation Assist button functions: 1.Cue next. 2.Drop next. 3.Hold next. 4.Take next. These buttons allow manipulation of automation playout to a limited extent.
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Transition type 8 button functions: Mutually exclusive. Press one to select transition type IS-750 will use subsequently to execute transitions. All other transition type buttons become deselected. CutV-fade (fade-fade)V-fade preset 1 Fade/cutCross fade (X-fade)V-fade preset 2 Cut/fadeU-fade Buttons green and show graphics instead of text:
iMC-Panel-300 Definable button functions Transition rate 4 button types: Actual rates (duration in frames) correspond to slow, medium and fast defined in IS-750. Automation Rate button selects rate in effect in automation system (if there is one). Transition rate buttons mutually exclusive. Transition rate buttons are green. Comment:Keep in mind that each DSK has its own slow, fast, and medium rate settings. If you press Medium, for instance, all DSKs will play out at their own medium rate (unless set to cut to program output). SlowMediumFastAutomation rate
iMC-Panel-300 Connectors Power 2 power connectors, PS1 and PS2, for redundancy. Only one is required. Connect power supplies to AC power. Panel has no on/off switch. Recommend to use wire retainers to prevent accidental disconnection.
iMC-Panel-300 Connectors Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet connector. Connect panel to switch on master control network using Cat5 cable or better. Panel communicates on this network with IS-750s and with configuration software. Operators generally need not be concerned with the panels network address. use Panel menu to set its network address. Default IP address is Subnet mask must always be
iMC-Panel-300 Connectors GPI/Alarm Supports GPI inputs, outputs and alarms. Details of use in iMC-Panel-300 operations guide.
iMC-Panel-300 Connectors Aux Reserved for future development. USB Reserved for future development. SD/HD Input iMC-Panel-300 has SD/HD input port: Input drives panels live levels display when panel controlling MCE or MCPM. Can be either SD or HD video with 16 channels of embedded audio. Not used when controlling IS-750.
iMC-Panel-300 Menu components 1.Menu name 2.Error bar 3.Message bar 4.Selection buttons 5.Scroll bar 6.Navigation buttons 7.Toggle buttons 8.Momentary buttons 9.Rotary knobs
iMC-Panel-300 Menu components Menu name: Displays current menu name. Always present in top left corner. Changes dynamically when different menu selected. Main menu actually shows channel ID (name). Error bar: Rectangular area at top of menu. Displays error messages. i.e. panel not connected. Message bar: Second rectangular area at top of menu. Displays messages when certain actions in progress. i.e. changing channels or NV9000 Salvo successful. Selection buttons Choose one of several items. i.e. one of the four DSK.
iMC-Panel-300 Menu components Scroll bar: Allows operators to move through long list of items. Navigation buttons: Links to another menu. Toggle buttons: Allows operator to: (1) Choose one of several items or (2) switch state of some parameters. i.e. Still and Animated buttons enable/disable subset of available DSKs for selection. Momentary buttons: Perform single task. Rotary knobs: Adjust menu parameters by rotating associated knob.
iMC-Panel-300 other menu components 1.Functional area: Working area for all selections, adjustments and modifications. Content changes according to selected menu. Content includes messages, lists of settings, scroll bar, etc. 2.Toggle button: Allows operator to switch function or option on/off or select between two options.
iMC-Panel-300 other menu components 3.Navigational buttons: Change display, introduce new controls or present another menu altogether. MAIN:Return to main menu. BACK:Jump one level up from current location. EDIT/MORE:Jump down one level in menu structure. 4.Keypad buttons: Appears when menu has parameter that is set with numeric value.
iMC-Panel-300 Main Menu
iMC-Panel-300 main menu Audio input section: Status buttons. Shows sources selected on program and preset button rows. Note:This can be important if source selected not among sources currently shown on program and preset buttons. Buttons are labeled PGM and PST. PGM button green. Displays source currently selected on Program bus. PST button is grey. Displays source selected on Preset bus. If you press PGM, panel shows Program Input Audio menu. If you press PST, panel shows Preset Input Audio menu.
iMC-Panel-300 main menu Video input section: Status buttons. Shows sources selected on program and preset button rows. Note:This can be important if source selected not among sources currently shown on program and preset buttons. Buttons are labeled PGM and PST. PGM button green. Displays source currently selected on Program bus. PST button is grey. Displays source selected on Preset bus. If you press PGM or PST, panel shows Sources menu.
iMC-Panel-300 main menu Voice over control: Display Voice-over 1 and Voice-over 2 menus. Audio Meters: Meters in this portion of screen show audio levels of designated audio source. Touch Meters section to access audio meters menu.
iMC-Panel-300 main menu Intuition XG, XG layers and Layer groups: Button on left, labeled Intuition XG Layer Control provides access to XG Keyer Layers Menu. Two buttons on right, labeled XG Lyr 1– 4 and XG Lyr 5–8 cause 4 middle buttons at bottom of screen to represent XG layers 1–4 or 5–8. 4 middle buttons on bottom represent XG layers. DSK controls: Each Imagestore DSK button access DSK browser menu.
iMC-Panel-300 main menu Miscellaneous controls Output Gain provides access to Program Output Audio menu. FTS is status button that turns red when channels program output is in silence, fading to silence or fading up from silence. FTB is status button that turns red when channels program output is in black/silence, fading to black/silence or fading up from black/silence. Panel Settings button accesses panel menu. Channels button accesses channel selection menu.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Audio Meters Menu: Displays 16 audio meters. Meters show audio channels for selected source. Press Meters Source Select to access menu where source can be selected for meters. Press any source button to change metering source.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Audio Meters Menu: 11 source choices illustrated here: NOTE:Number of sources and names of sources determined by person who configured IS-750. PGM InputPGM Input PostPGM Easyplay1PGM Post Voice-Over PST InputPST Input PostPST EasyplayPST Post Voice-Over PGM CopyPGM Post AB MixAES Voice-Over Input
iMC-Panel-300 menus Automation Menu: Provides alternative to dedicated function buttons. Buttons allow operator to manipulate automation playout to limited extent. Meanings of terms Cue Next, Skip Next, Hold Next, and Take Next defined by automation system.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Channel Select Menu: Shows list of channels. Currently selected channel is highlighted. If more than 12 channels, scrolling enabled. Press channel button to select it. Channel selection is immediate, although it take about one second for the switch to occur. Comments:When channel shared with other operators, panels reflect any changes made. When Configurable button assigned to selected channel, it becomes high-tally. Under automatic gang mode, any buttons assigned to channels in gang become high-tally
iMC-Panel-300 menus Version Info Sub-menu: Lists software and firmware versions of attached IS-750s. Refer to this menu, as required, for channel-related trouble-shooting.
iMC-Panel-300 menus DSK Menus: Used to select stills or animations from IS-750 or Intuition XGs and place them on-air.
iMC-Panel-300 menus DSK Browser Menus: Touch DSK thumbnail to select a key. Use scroll bar to view additional thumbnails. Parameters controlled by options buttons apply to most recently selected DSK. Touch option button to go to the sub-menu for those keyer options.
iMC-Panel-300 menus DSK Browser Menus: Press red Load Disabled button to enable selection of clips using thumbnails. Button turns green and reads Load Enabled when clip selection enabled. Disabling loads prevents accidental selection of clip. Press Load Enabled again to re-disable selection of clips. Press Clear DSK button to unselect currently selected DSK.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Macro Menu: Arm or execute IS-750 macros immediately. Upper row of buttons are fire buttons and execute macros immediately. Lower row are arming buttons. Armed macro executes at next transition (or end if contains commands that interfere with transition itself). Buttons for armed macro appear high-tally and show the word ARMED. Fire buttons go high-tally briefly when macro executing. Number of macros and their names depend on IS-750 configuration.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Input Audio Menu: Program Input Audio and Preset Input Audio menu control IS-750s audio input. Control at bottom of screen adjusts main overall audio level of program output. To adjust turn knob associated with green asterisk in control box or touch keypad icon to access large keypad.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Input Audio Menu: Buttons Shuffles: Accesses Audio Channel Shuffle sub-menu (for program input audio). Gain Mutes: Accesses Gain and Mutes sub-menu (for program input audio). Phase Inverts: Accesses Phase Inverts sub-menu (for program input audio). Set All Levels to Unity sets each of the 16 audio channels to unity gain. Restore Shuffle to Config reverts shuffle to that which was defined in IS-750. Restore Gain to Config reverts audio channels gains to those that were defined in IS-750. Save All saves all audio channel manipulations to IS-750. Audio channel data can saved for each main source.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Input Audio Menu: Gains and Mutes Each of 16 audio channels has mute button. Touch mute button to mute or un-mute channel. When muted button is amber.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Input Audio Menu: Gains and Mutes Either top row of 8 or bottom row of 8 buttons can be associated with one of the 8 knobs. To choose top row, touch the top row. To choose bottom row, touch bottom row. Can thus adjust gain of each channel by turning its knob. Gain range is –99.5 dB to dB. Gain of individual channels is affected by master gain of program input. Shuffles: accesses Audio Channel Shuffle sub-menu. Phase Inverts: Accesses Phase Inverts sub-menu. Back return to Program Input Audio menu.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Input Audio Menu: Phase Inverts Term phase is misnomer. Phase has nothing to do with signal inversion. When audio channel is inverted, its PCM values are multiplied by –1. Pressing invert button either inverts or un-inverts audio samples. When button amber, samples are inverted. When green, samples are normal.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Input Audio Menu: Audio Channel Shuffle
iMC-Panel-300 menus Program Output Audio Menu: Controls IS-750 audio output. Control at bottom of screen adjusts main overall audio level of program output.
iMC-Panel-300 menus XG Keyer Layers Menu:
iMC-Panel-300 menus XG Keyer Layers Menu: Select any of the eight XG layer menu buttons (in XG Keyer Layers menu) to get an XG browser for that layer. Show Selection: Scroll list to currently selected clip. This can be important if theres a large number of clips. Press or touch clips thumbnail to select it. It will be highlighted in light blue. Load Disabled: Disables selection of clips using thumbnails. Prevents accidental selection of a clip. Press again to re-enable selection of clips using thumbnails. Clear XG Keyer Layer: Unloads currently selected clip from XG layer.
iMC-Panel-300 menus A/B Mixer Menu: Displays characteristics of transition types defined in IS-750 under control. Adjust Rates: Provides access to sub- menu where operator can set slow, medium, and fast rates of A/B mixer. Controls at bottom of screen adjust the slow, medium, and fast transition rates. Note each DVE and DSK has its own slow, medium, and fast rates, independent of A/B Mixer. Adjust Profiles: Provides access to sub-menu where operator can set down time, mid time, and up time (or rise time) of individual transition types.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Sources menu: Displays names of source groups (green buttons). Also displays names of sources that belong to selected source group in blue. To view different source group, press appropriate green button. Users can: Add sources to selected group. Remove sources from selected group. Change selected source (in selected group).
iMC-Panel-300 menus Sources menu: Adding a Source to Group 1.Select source group to which you want to add a Source. 2.Press any grey source button. Dialog appears which allows any router source available to chosen. Press source button to choose source. Scroll, if necessary, to find source. Press Cancel to return to Sources menu. Press Show Selection if current selection is not visible in window. 3.After source is chosen, panel immediately returns to Sources menu. Added source selection will be available.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Sources menu: Adding a Source to Group
iMC-Panel-300 menus Sources menu: Changing a Source within Group 1.Select source group to which you want to add a Source. 2.Press appropriate blue source button. Dialog appears which allows any router source available to chosen. Press source button to choose source. Scroll, if necessary, to find source. Press Cancel to return to Sources menu. Press Show Selection if current selection is not visible in window. 3.After source is chosen, panel immediately returns to Sources menu. Added source selection will be available.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Sources menu: Changing a Source within Group
iMC-Panel-300 menus Sources menu: Removing a Source from Group 1.Select source group to which you want to remove Source. 2.Press appropriate blue source button. Dialog appears which allows any router source available to chosen. Press Clear Slot to remove source. Press Cancel to return to Sources menu. 3.After source is cleared, panel immediately returns to Sources menu. Removed source button is now grey, showing it is unassigned.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Panel menu: Panel settings button access Panel Info menu. Five buttons available to allow following to be managed: 1.IP Setup – change panels IP and Mask. 2.Manage Log -- view and clear system log. 3.Set Date Time – set time/date. 4.Version Info – review software and firmware versions. 5.Panel Status – restart panel, adjust LCD brightness, update panel configuration and perform control panel tests.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Manage Log: View and clear System Log. View Log: Lists all network transactions for trouble-shooting. Clear Log: Clears contents of system log. MCS Panel Configuration Editor application can also read panels log file. Show Status: Display system messages. If there are no messages, display is blank.
iMC-Panel-300 menus Version Info: View and clear System Log software and firmware versions. Panel Status Display Panel Status menu:
iMC-Panel Panel Status: ButtonFunction Shut Down PanelPerforms clean shutdown. Internal software halts, screen turns dark, buttons and knobs become inoperable. Power supplies shut down. To start panel after shutdown, power cycled it either via power cord or by flipping power supplies on/off switches inside panel. Warning! Never just shut off power. You risk damage to the panels flash memory. Restart Panel Hard start restarts control panel completely. Process takes approx. minute. After restart Main menu is loaded. Test PanelLaunches Test Panel Sub-menu Update Config Soft start restarts control panel software only (with current config). Update -- panels config copied from local non-volatile storage to local memory. Update Config process takes only few seconds. During this time panel cycles off then on. Use this soft start function to restart control panel software when Configuration needs to be written to panel. Purge Thumbs CachePanel empties its cache of Intuition XG thumbnail images.
iMC-Panel-300 Menus Panel Test Sub-menu: Launch from Panel Status menu. View Alarm: Status and temperature information. Turn (all) button LCDs ON/OFF: Verify all functioning normally. Test movement of Joystick. Test knobs/buttons and observe changes in color of buttons. Done: Returns panel to its previous state. Button testing does not have any effect on program or preview output. They continue unimpaired.
iMC-Panel-300 Alarms iMC-Panel-300 produces two levels of alarm output: 1.Major alarm: A failure of any circuit board. Failure of both power supplies. A detected failure of an attached transition lever arm. 2.Minor alarm: Failure of one power supply. Fan failure or over temperature. Comment: Alarm outputs appear on GPI/Alarm connector on rear of panel. Alarm outputs are SPDT relay terminals (NC, NO, COM) as are GPI output terminals on connector. What alarm relays operate, if anything, is determined by customer.