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Training, Canon South Africa , Clyde Abdoelgafoer VB-C50i VB-C50iR Confidential information!
Agenda XEED SX50 Introduction to XEED SX50 Explanation of new technologies Issues that came up since product launch. Disassembly / assembly Questions Day 1 Day 2 Brief explanation of electric circuit Firmware update procedure Electric adjustment (incl.installation of all tools) General information on projectors, lamps, pixel flair etc. Questions Confidential information!
Introduction to VB-C50i(R) (Briefly) Side step to basics of LAN (as far as it is necessary for this product) Introduction to VB-C50i(R) proceeded Practical (user orientated) experience training (Exists out of exercise : Installing on empty win2000 PC and making different settings) VB-C50i Day 3 Day 4 Disassembly / assembly Electric adjustment Confidential information!
Note: This CD-rom is used as a guide for the actual presentation. During the presentation, extra/additional information was given that might not be included on this CD-rom. Also practical knowledge was gained on several areas. Also a DVD containing a movie was supplied together with this CD. This movie enables you to get a quick and clear idea of the new technologies involved inside the XEED SX50.
Canon's next-generation standard The majority of conventional SXGA-compatible projectors have been large, expensive units, and few were able to meet user requirements for brightness, price and size. The XEED SX50 incorporates proprietary Canon optical technology and advanced device application technology to create a next-generation standard for multimedia projectors, achieving exceptional image quality and high brightness, with a price, compact size, and light weight more commonly associated with XGA models. Multimedia projector XEED SX50 Multimedia projector XEED SX50 XGA units are low priced and compact, but image resolution is insufficient XGA units are low priced and compact, but image resolution is insufficient Small Low-priced Small Low-priced Dark SXGA+ Light-weight, economical SXGA+ high-definition, high-brightness projector Light-weight, economical SXGA+ high-definition, high-brightness projector Conventional SXGA+ units are high-priced and bulky Conventional SXGA+ units are high-priced and bulky Bright Large High-priced Large High-priced SVGA Price & Size Brightness XGA Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Premium & Emotional Design The exterior design of the XEED SX50 gives shape to Canon's cutting edge optical and video technologies. Incorporating user comfort features beyond ease of use, this design conveys an impressive presence surpassing other projectors in its class. Human Centered Design The XEED SX50 inherits Canon's Human Centered Design concept, incorporating a new GUI with a streamlined layout for operating parts. This refined design enhances usability and ease of operation. Back panel Simple design minimizes distractions for viewers. Side panel (right) Exhaust outlet is angled away from the user and the viewers, and the punched metal cover has a stylish precision feel. Side panel (left) Connectors are grouped together for ease of use. Memorable simple and clean styling Simple lines and clean surfaces of the aerodynamically rounded form create a memorable impression. The quality of the styling sets the XEED SX50 apart from other projectors in its class. Color scheme The combination of dark shining silver with bright silver accents creates a sleek, elegant impression, enabling the XEED SX50 to look at home in the conference room, in the living room, or in retail environments. The finish also resists dirt and fading. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Keystone correction function +/-20 degrees correction expands freedom of placement Keystone distortion can be corrected a maximum of +/-20 degrees in horizontal and vertical directions, giving a new dimension of freedom to projector placement. NOTE: Available correction range varies with output resolution. Tilt adjustment foot with spring for one-handed adjustment The angle of the projector can be adjusted with a tilt adjustment foot positioned center front on the main unit. This single foot permits one-handed adjustment of up to 10-degree. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Connectors grouped on side panel Input connectors, power plug and other jacks are grouped on the side panel, for efficient connection of various cables. This also permits clutter-free layout of cables and connectors when the projector is used in a fixed position, such as suspended from the ceiling. RGB output function for presentation viewing on PC monitor screen S-video The XEED SX50 can be connected to two PCs at once, making it possible to switch from one to another. Multimedia projector XEED SX50 PC Monitor PC DVI-I (29 pin) Mini Dsub (15 pin) Mini-pin jackDVI-I (29 pin)Mini Dsub (15 pin) USB portService connector RCA composite video Multimedia projector XEED SX50 DVI-I (29 pin) For presentations in conference rooms and other locations using a desktop PC, it can be difficult to operate the projector while viewing a distant screen. With the XEED SX50's RGB output function, images can be transferred to the monitor for confirmation during the course of the presentation. Mini Dsub (15 pin) Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 All menu operations can be performed in three steps Menus have been designed with ease of use as a priority, to permit rapid, accurate, intuitive operation. All operations can be performed within three steps of initial menu display. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Simple basic menus The initial display that serves as the first step of menu operations has been narrowed down to three basic menus: display settings, image adjustments, and system settings. Even a first-time user will find it easy to navigate the intuitive menu interface. Display settings Define input signal and image display Image adjustments Fine-tune image quality System settings Various operating modes and preferences Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Moveable menu display position The menu display can be moved as needed. If, for instance, the menu obscures an important portion of the image, or disappears when the screen size is changed, the position of the menu can be adjusted. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Icon display for function keys Function keys on the projector and on the remote control share the same icons. Direct operation Operations often performed from the remote control have been assigned buttons, for rapid, intuitive operation without complicated input sequences. Self-illuminating remote control Buttons on the remote control are self-illuminating for ease of operation in the dark. The red-colored illumination minimizes eye stress even when the pupil is dilated in a dark projection room. This also prevents projected images from appearing blacked out when the screen is viewed after operating the remote control. Custom settings and registration The user can customize settings for specific purposes and register these settings for future use. (up to 12 PC input settings; 12 video input settings) Password function A password function can be enabled to prevent tampering or unauthorized use. Beep tone Remote control keys Main unit keys Self-illuminating remote control A beep tone can be sounded to indicate power-on/power-off and key functions, a convenient audio confirmation to prevent mistaken operation. When not needed, the tone can be disabled from the menu. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Features of XEED SX50 multimedia projector The XEED SX50 is a multimedia projector that displays true high-resolution SXGA+ images, surpassing SXGA. To achieve this performance, the XEED SX50 incorporates LCOS reflective LCD panels, a next- generation image display device. The new AISYS optical system, a product of Canon's proprietary optical technology, was developed to precisely control light and maximize the capabilities of these LCOS reflective LCD panels. In addition, the XEED SX50 achieves a compact, lightweight body and economical price, surpassing expectations for conventional SXGA+ models. High-quality images SXGA+ high-resolution Seamless image display High contrast High brightness 2500 Lumens, comparable to high-brightness XGA models Compact, lightweight Weighs just 3.9kg, comparable to mass-market models Economical Price comparable to XGA models Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Realistic photo reproduction The seamless images produced by LCOS reflective LCD panels result in superior reproduction of photos. Compared to images from a transmissive LCD projector, there is a noticeable difference in smoothness, and even metallic luster is reproduced realistically. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Seamless, lattice-free images produced by LCOS reflective LCD panels reproduce outstanding skin tones. Even when viewed close to the screen, the grid-like lattice pattern is minimal, resulting in smooth, natural-looking images. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Smooth, detailed moving images The XEED SX50 is compatible with a range of video signals, producing smooth moving images with a wealth of details. When viewed close to the screen, a transmissive LCD projector image appears as if a grid-like filter has been overlaid. The seamless images projected by the LCOS system do not show this grid, resulting in moving images that are smooth and clear, with a pleasing transparent appearance. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
SXGA+ performance displays 1.9 times the image volume of XGA The SXGA+ XEED SX50 displays 3.1 times the display area of SVGA; 1.9 times the area of XGA. With the ability to display large amounts of information, such as multiple PC windows, the XEED SX50 excels at presentations. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
SXGA+ resolution produces clear display of small text Compared to an XGA projector, the high-resolution SXGA+ XEED SX50 uses a greater number of dots to form each letter, displaying even very small text, which would be blurred by an XGA display, crisply and clearly. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Accurate display of fine lines The high-resolution XEED SX50 displays fine lines accurately and clearly. The ability to display crisp images with dense blacks makes it possible to project CAD drawings and other detailed data indispensable for design and engineering presentations. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
High-resolution display of photos and moving images The high-resolution XEED SX50 excels at projecting moving images or photos. Accurate reproduction of fine details results in images with realistic depth and texture. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
High contrast produces realistic depth and dimension The high-contrast XEED SX50 reproduces crisp, black shadows. This, combined with finely detailed imaging ability of the high-definition panels, creates displays with a realistic appearance of depth and dimension. XEED SX50 Transmissive LCD projector NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Sophisticated color adjustment to meet users’ needs To meet the needs of demanding users, the XEED SX50 is equipped with a 6-axis color adjustment function. This function enables fine-tuned tone and contrast adjustments on both the RGB and CMY color axes. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Automatic gamma adjustment to suit the scene With dynamic gamma on, gamma is automatically adjusted to optimal values. This function minimizes washed-out whites and blocked-up blacks, providing optimum contrast balance even when projecting moving images with rapid shifts in brightness. Dynamic gamma 'on' (Simulation) Dynamic gamma 'off' (Simulation) With dynamic gamma on, gamma is adjusted according to the brightness of the scene, reproducing a tonal scale in the bright sections. With dynamic gamma on, gamma is adjusted to the overall scene, including shadowed areas, preventing blacks from blocking up. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Four preset image modes The image mode can be selected from four preset modes (standard, presentation, sRGB, and cinema) to suit the input signal: 'presentation' mode for PC presentations, 'cinema' mode for replaying moving images from a DVD, etc. Standard Presentation sRGB Cinema Produces images closely resembling the original, with an emphasis on white areas. Optimized for sRGB output; reproduces data originating in this format. NOTE: sRGB is an international standard default color space, as defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Increases contrast between bright and dark areas to make it easier to see detailed diagrams and text often used in presentations. Most suitable mode for projection of moving images; emphasizes gradation to produce realistic depth and dimension. When cinema mode is selected, the projector fan automatically switches to silent mode. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
About sRGB Visual range sRGB color range Color display range sRGB is an international standard to unify color reproduction and color spaces that may differ according to the device or manufacturer, as defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Depending on the manufacturer and the device, digital cameras, monitors, and other input and output devices have very different mechanisms for producing color. To minimize disparities and ensure accurate color mapping among a variety of output devices, a common range of color definitions has been standardized. When sRGB image mode is selected, the XEED SX50 accurately displays data and images produced according to sRGB standards. Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Screen color correction This color correction mode allows for display of images on blackboards often found in classroom settings. Images projected directly on the blackboard can be displayed in natural colors. Memory color correction function Skies are blue, grass is green... people tend to remember colors as more vivid than they actually are. The XEED SX50 color memory mode offers three levels of emphasis, making it possible to display photos of landscapes and people in colors that resemble the colors as they are remembered. Blackboard display (pre-correction) Blackboard display (post-correction) Memory color mode 'off' Memory color mode (strong) 'on' Confidential information! Introduction to XEED SX50
Characteristics of LCOS reflective LCD panels LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) reflective LCD panels utilized in the XEED SX50 are a next-generation image display device that produces seamless, lattice-free images. Cross-section of LCOS reflective LCD panel (LCOS = Liquid Crystal on Silicon) Cross-section of transmissive LCD panel Because the drive circuit is positioned between the pixels, a portion of the light is blocked, projecting a grid-like lattice pattern on the screen. Because the drive circuit is positioned on the reverse side of the reflective mirror, virtually no light is blocked, producing smooth, lattice-free images. LCOS Liquid Crystal Reflective Mirror Liquid Crystal Drive Circuit LCD Liquid Crystal Liquid Crystal Drive Circuit NOTE: For detailed explanation, refer to "Technology" section Confidential information! New technologies
LCOS reflective LCD panels Transmissive LCD panelsMicro mirror devices Seamless images High resolution Display of moving images Contrast Comparison with other imaging systems *The newly developed AISYS optical system significantly boosts the level of contrast produced by LCOS reflective LCD panels. 1. Seamless, lattice-free images 2. High resolution from small panels 3. Superior display of moving images * = Excellent= Good= Adequate LCOS reflective LCD panels offer superior imaging characteristics. Confidential information! New technologies
Thin liquid crystal layer produces moving images with minimal after-image. The thickness of the liquid crystal layer is referred to as the “cell gap”. When images are displayed by liquid crystal, the narrower the cell gap, the higher the drive speed of the liquid crystal, resulting in superior display of moving images. Because light travels through the liquid crystal layer twice by bouncing off the reflective mirror, LCOS reflective LCD panels have a narrow cell gap, approximately half that of transmissive LCD panels. Thus, LCOS reflective LCD panels have a faster response, resulting in superior moving image display. Superior display of moving images LCOS reflective LCD Transmissive LCD panel Cell gap Confidential information! New technologies
New-concept AISYS optical system made possible by Canon's superior optical technology Based on a revolutionary concept unlike any optical system to date, Canon developed the new AISYS optical system to maximize the performance capabilities of the LCOS reflective LCD panels. AISYS makes it possible to project high-contrast images with the high definition and brightness that characterizes LCOS panels. The AISYS system is also responsible for the XEED SX50’s compact size, light weight, and low price. Projection lens High-performance 1.7x zoom lens, the product of Canon's optical expertise Lamp LCOS reflective LCD panels Fitted with separate panels for each color: R, G, & B. New AISYS optical system (Aspectual Illumination System) New optical system developed by Canon to maximize the high-definition performance of LCOS reflective LCD panels. Confidential information! New technologies
A compact, lightweight projector The AISYS optical system not only maximizes the performance of LCOS reflective LCD panels, it also contributes to a significant reduction in projector size and weight. Because light in the horizontal direction is flattened for transmission to the PBS (Polarization Beam Splitter), the focal length can be shortened. This parallel light also makes it possible to use a smaller PBS. In addition, because light in the vertical direction is angled, it is possible to obtain a significant increase in brightness from a small projection lamp, eliminating the need for a large lamp such as used in conventional optical arrays. This shorter focal distance and reduction in size of the three PBS units and the projection lamp make possible a significant reduction in SXGA+ projector model size. Size comparison of AISYS and conventional optical array Because parallel light enters the LCOS panels, the PBS can be made smaller Light at an angle enters the LCOS panels, so the size of the PBS increases Focal distance Competing Manufacturer PBS LCOS AISYS Competing Manufacturer Competing Manufacturer AISYS PBS LCOS Confidential information! New technologies
High-resolution, seamless, high-contrast Canon's newly developed AISYS optical system maximizes the high-quality imaging capabilities of the LCOS reflective LCD panels, achieving the optimum combination of brightness and high contrast that was previously difficult for LCOS projectors. Compared to transmissive LCD panels, LCOS reflective LCD panels produce seamless, lattice-free images and high- contrast crisp, sharp blacks. And despite its small size, the SX50 produces brightness of 2500 Lumens, a new dimension in projector performance. High-contrast Black is crisp and sharp, accurately conveying the texture of the leather XEED SX50 (SXGA+)Transmissive LCD projector (XGA) Seamless Realistic reproduction of metal texture High-resolution Reproduces filter facets in detail NOTE: Comparative visuals are simulated images. Confidential information! New technologies
Comparison of 2500 Lumens SXGA+ XEED SX50 and competing model silhouette Compact and lightweight By incorporating the new AISYS system, the optical array can be made smaller, resulting in a compact, lightweight projector that produces SXGA+ high-resolution images. Optimized optical array makes possible an SXGA+ model at a price comparable to XGA models Compact optical array and main unit made possible by the development of AISYS, results in a SXGA+ projector at a price comparable to XGA models. W: 284mm D: 286mm H: 96mm 3.9kg W: 349mm D: 491mm H: 179mm 9.2kg SX50 Competing model SX50 : Competing model Comparetive weight 1 : 2.4 Comparetive volume 1 : 4 Confidential information! New technologies
Aspherical Lenses High-performance projection lens a product of Canon's optical expertise High resolution accurately reproduces high-definition SXGA+ images Minimizing aberrations throughout the zoom range, this lens produces high-quality images with no blurring or deviation of color. Adapts to projection environment Keystone correction adjustment of +/-20 degrees both vertically and horizontally compensates for distortions caused by projector placement. A tilt adjustment foot with spring enables user to adjust the angle of the body with one hand, making it easy to adapt the XEED SX50 to a variety of projection environments. 1.7x compact high-magnification zoom An optimal six-group, 12-lens configuration incorporating two high-definition aspherical lenses produces a slim and compact high-magnification 1.7x zoom lens. Bright images and superior color reproduction Lens glass has been optimized for high transmittance, producing bright images with excellent color balance. Reduction in ghosting and flares Superior lens coating minimizes reflected light, the primary cause of ghosting and flares. Confidential information! New technologies
Super Spectra Coating minimizes ghosting Super Spectra Coating, proven with Canon's quality EF lenses, minimizes reflection of incidental light, producing bright, clear, high contrast images with very little of the ghosting and flare that can affect image quality. Light reflected by lens surface (cause of ghosting and flare) Light from projected image Super Spectra Coating Optimized coating virtually eliminates reflection from the lens surface, resulting in bright, high-contrast images. Light from projected image When coating is not optimized, reflection from the lens surface causes ghosting and flare, which can affect image quality. Screen Bright images with superior color Produced with glass rigorously selected for excellent transmittance, this lens projects bright images with superior color reproduction and ideal color balance. Bright image with good color balance Image with insufficient brightness and poor color balance Confidential information! New technologies
Let`s compare the image with an older Projector to see the difference. Just play with the projector. Confidential information! &
Issues since product launch 1.Command codes. Command codes were not supported in the first shipments. Actually this was not planned to be included, but a lot of customers bought the product thinking that the command codes were supported. This was obvious, because the previous Canon projectors supported the command codes. Therefore Canon decided to produce a firmware update specifically for this. Because the previous models were actually not produced in-house, also the command codes were different. Because of that also the customer had to use different codes, compared with the previous models. Where the previous models used Hexadecimal codes, the SX50 uses codes like “Power ON”. Tomorrow during the firmware update procedure we will also handle the various procedures used to check whether the command codes are working. 2.Dust issue This issue is the biggest problem that needed to be tackled. First we discovered that when a new projector was used for not even an hour some particles could be seen if you knew how to look for them. When focusing on the particles, the smallest particles could be seen. When focusing on the projected image these small particles cannot be seen. In some time, bigger particles could be seen that could also be seen when focused on the projected image. These bigger particles will cause the customers to complain. In the earlier models it was just a matter of time for these bigger particles to appear. The particles come from outside of the projector.In the beginning also from the factory some particles were inside the projector that would end up on the LCOS panel.
Confidential information! In the beginning it was discovered that the metal paint on the inside of the external Covers could easily come off, when only using a cotton swab. After investigation of the material found on the LCOS panels, the conclusion was that it was an organic polyamide, which for example can be found in skin. a. Dust came in through the respirator area (where the clip is to open the cover). An extra filter was added. b. Also the fan dust was coated in the inside with a sticky surface. This will prevent the dust from reaching the LCOS panel if it gets to the Fan duct. c. The Green en Red LCOS panel got an extra shield, between the LCOS panel and the Prisms. This will prevent the dust from reaching the LCOS panels. Due to technical restrictions, it was not possible to also shield off the Blue LCOS panel., Luckely this is the least affected color and also the least visible color concerning details. With the fully modified projector a test was done over 24hours together with a modified version without the final modification (LCOS shielding). The difference was huge. Green and red didn`t get any dust particles. Only one very small particle was added in the blue LCOS panel. In the other projector several particles were added during the test (around 10, not all big ones).
Confidential information! 3.Pin-cushion distortion. The pin-cushion distortion can be seen is only on the top side. (Explain with drawings) This is a product limitation. If a customer complains about this issue, please say it is a product limitation. This issue came up from Marketings side for a big customer, so as an exeption Canon inc. made a special lens for correction to put in front of the projectors lens. Issues concerning firmware updates will be handled tomorrow.(including command codes)
Confidential information! Disassemble & assemble the unit Notice the metal paint on the inside of the external covers. This paint exist out of very small metal particles that will come off when scrubbed/touched. Please be carefull with this when disassebling/assembling the device. Please make sure to have seen all current Service Bulletines for the SX50, before repairing. We wanted to fully modify an SX50, but unfortunately Canon inc. shipped out the wrong parts to us.
Confidential information! Day 2 Brief explanation of electric circuit Adjustments Adjustments Error checklist Error checklist Fan control specifications & troubleshooting Fan control specifications & troubleshooting Block diagram Block diagram Power Supply and Protection Circuits diagram Power Supply and Protection Circuits diagram FS, Vcom and Color correction are all done in the factory. These adjustments are transfered to the new mainboard by means of EEPROM Data transfer. If the data from the old pcb is lost, please use the data files that can be found On the TSS site for each individual product according to the serialnumber. D/A gain adjustment => if this is not good, vertical lines with 8 pixels in between will be seen. The D/A gain is not included in the EEPROM Data transfer. Also see the paper documents concerning : 1. display types, LCD projector structure, LCD projector components, Reflection type lcd projector optical system and Canon LCD projector optical system. 2. schematic diagram explanation 1-3, 2-3 and 3-3.
Confidential information! Firmware updates In the projector 2 locations can be found where firmware version can be changed. These locations are H8 (System Microcomputer) and PW (Pixel Works, controls images). H8 takes care of : 1. Safety circuit, 2. On/Off, 3. Temperature control, 4. Fan control PW controls images. Command Codes + bug fixes(7)5 issues V => V =>V =>V PW & H8 PW only!!! Because for the latest firmware version only the PW is changed, please keep in mind that when you update a projector that contains V or V to first do the update of V , before doing V (V => 01 is the mainboard version, 04 is the PW version, 03 is the H8 version) Let`s go through one of the firmware updating procedures. Any volunteers??
Confidential information! Electric adjustments With help of the service manual the following is done: - Installation of PCI & Video card(AGP) (software & hardware) - Installation of tools main tools - DA Gain automatic adjustment - DA Gain corrector manual tool adjustment DA Gain corrector manual tool adjustment - EEPROM transfer EEPROM transfer - Service Manual Service Manual - Installation of the PCI drivers information Note that the GPF-3500 driver is needed for this PCI card. This driver is composed of GPF-3100 and GPF Direct the installation wizard to these drivers during installation. The driver information can be found with the link above. - Location of the driver-disks on the cdrom
Confidential information! General information on projectors, lamps, pixelflair - General confidential information on projector General confidential information on projector - General lamp information General lamp information - Pixel Flair Pixel Flair From Canon inc. we actualy got the following procedure to check the amount of Pixel Flair: 1. First measure according to the pixel flair-document above. 2. If not sure about the amount of pixel flair, please project the “fullscreen”-chart. 3. If still not sure, project an xls-sheet with all zeros. If after all these steps you still don`t think it is OK, please try to repair the product. The pixel flair issue mainly occurred in the LV-72xx series. During the training it was shown exactly what an OK product looks like(LV72xx series). Also use this experience when trying to find out if the product is within or outside of the Specifications. During the training Marc Masson (RCC France) came with the issue that something is not right with the lens (the part on which it is mounted). If the front of the lens is slightly pressed on the correct location unsharpness in the corners are totally corrected. We will further Investigate this issue and come back to it.
Confidential information! The following information might be handy if a customers asks about how the Noise level is measured. Guidelines for LCD Projector Measuring Procedures and Measuring Conditions & Guidelines for LCD Projector Performance Specifications The files themselves are also included on the CD-ROM on which this PPT file is located. Guidelines for LCD projector performance specification Guidelines for LCD projector measuring procedure and measuring conditions Additional information
VB-C50i VB-C50iR Confidential information!
What Is the VB-C50i? The VB-C50i is Canon’s most advanced network camera. It combines a high-precision PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) camera and a built-in network server in one compact unit. The VB-C50iR is the ceiling mounted version of the VB-C50i. High-precision PTZ camera Both models offer direct connection to LANs and the Internet, high-quality live video transmission, image recording, and flexible operation. New features include Night Mode and audio input. Built-in network camera server (Web server and FTP server) Confidential information!
Key Features at a Glance Camera performance 26x optical zoom—the highest magnification in the industry* * At the time of product launch. Color imaging with only 1 lux illumination Infrared image capture in the dark (Night Mode) Features designed for IP monitoring Audio input Preset tour (automatic movement through as many as 20 preset viewing angles) Motion detection and auto tracking Optional Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 for connection to external video cameras, sensors, alarms, and speakers for audio output High-performance camera server Smooth, high-quality live video transmission: 25 frames per second at 768 x 576 pixels (PAL) Multistreaming capability—simultaneous video transmission from the VB-C50i to viewers at varying picture sizes: 768 x 576, 384 x 288, or 192 x 144 (PAL) Confidential information!
Live Video Over Networks The VB-C50i supports various protocols, which enables easy connection to practically any network. Once connected, the VB-C50i delivers superior performance for IP monitoring (network- based security monitoring), webcasting, and other applications. INTERNET LAN IP monitoringWebcasting Network connection Ethernet 10M/100M, auto negotiation Compatible protocols TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, NTP, DDNS Simultaneous client access Up to 50 clients simultaneously Confidential information!
Synergy of Superior Technology Canon’s superior optical, video, and network technologies come together in the VB-C50i, a first-class solution to live video transmission needs. OpticalTechnology VideoTechnology NetworkTechnology High-quality lens 26x optical zoom Low-light sensitivity (1 lux) Night Mode Audio output Security functions High-performance Viewers Web server FTP server DHCP Imaging Engine 25 fps, 768 x 576 pixels (PAL) Multistreaming Motion detection & auto tracking Image storage Confidential information!
26x Optical Zoom The VB-C50i features a Genuine Canon zoom lens with 26x optical zoom—the highest optical zoom magnification in the industry. This high magnification makes the VB-C50i the perfect choice for monitoring large facilities. 26x optical zoom (simulation) Lens specifications Focal length: 3.5 mm to 91 mm Aperture: F1.6 to F4.0 Focus range (wide): 0.01 m to infinity Focus range (tele): 1.6 m to infinity Horizontal field of view: 1.7º (tele) to 42º (wide) Digital zoom Four settings are available: 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x. Note that image quality decreases with each step up in digital zoom magnification. Key Features in Detail Confidential information!
Pan & Tilt Movement 90º 100º 30º 10º 170º 90º 170º In terms of movement range and speed, the VB-C50i and VB-C50iR are among the finest compact PTZ cameras on the market. Their center-mounted pan/tilt mechanism is smooth, precise, and quiet. Pan speed: 1 to 90 degrees/secondTilt speed: 1 to 70 degrees/second VB-C50i W x D x H: 105 x 130 x 110 mm Weight: approx. 620 g VB-C50iR W x D x H: 136 x 130 x 111 mm Weight: approx. 700 g Confidential information!
Exceptional Low-light Performance Color video with only 1 lux illumination Offering class-leading low-light performance, the VB-C50i is able to capture color video with as little as 1 lux of illumination. Noise reduction keeps the image clear at any level of lighting. Infrared video capture (Night Mode) In addition, the VB-C50i can capture black & white images using infrared light. The camera’s built-in infrared lamp provides illumination in complete darkness. You can also attach an optional (commercially available) IR lamp that can be turned on using the camera’s alarm contacts. Clear images even in very dim conditions Supplemental notes are included with this slide. Confidential information!
Image Adjustment Controls Backlight compensation makes subjects more visible. Video capture can be optimized for many different situations thanks to a wide range of automatic and manual settings. Available settings Backlight compensation (3 levels) Automatic exposure control Manual exposure control: shutter speed, aperture, and gain Manual focusing Noise reduction Automatic white balance Confidential information!
What Is Multistreaming? 640 x x x 120 Remote location The VB-C50i captures high-quality video (768 x 576 pixels, 25 fps). However, not all viewers may want or be able to receive such high-resolution video. A smaller-sized image may be just fine for viewers with slow network connections or video-enabled PDAs, for example. To better handle a diverse range of user needs, the VB-C50i is able to broadcast the same video in three different sizes. Viewers can request which size they want. Confidential information!
Audio Input Capability A new feature allows voice data to be sent over networks to the VB-C50i. Monitoring personnel can thus talk into a microphone connected to their PC and have themselves heard through a speaker connected to the VB-C50i camera. Audio input is provided in Admin Viewer Ver. 3.50, which includes VAD (Voice Activation Detection) and CNG (Comfort Noise Generation) to ensure high audio quality. LAN or INTERNET Audio sent from a PC to external speaker The Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 (optional) is required to connect an external speaker to the VB-C50i camera/server unit. Confidential information!
Motion Detection & Auto Tracking Motion Detection Setting Tool Motion detection Four areas can be selected for motion detection. (Areas may overlap.) When movement is detected in an area, the VB- C50i will start a specified action, such as auto-tracking and/or picture recording. Sensitivity, area ratio, and duration required to detect motion can be independently set for each of the four areas. Auto tracking If motion is detected, the VB-C50i will pan and tilt automatically to capture this movement. It will center the picture on the area in which motion is detected. Confidential information!
Motion Detection in Detail Four areas specified for motion detection Independent settings for each area In a single monitoring scene, some types of movement may be more common to one area than another. This is why the VB-C50i lets users set different values in each area for how much motion is required to trigger the VB-C50i. Example The red area could be set so that it’s only sensitive to unusual car movement. Therefore, a person walking through this area will not be detected because he or she is too small. Also, a car moving at a speed normal to this area will not be detected. Instead, the VB-C50i will be triggered only if something as large as a car moves faster than normal through this area. Confidential information!
Preset Viewing Angles & Preset Tour 20 presets A preset viewing angle is composed of settings for pan, tilt, and zoom. Up to 20 preset viewing angles can be programmed to enable smooth monitoring of a broad area. By using presets, viewers can quickly move the camera to check specific locations. Preset tour A “tour” can be programmed so that the VB-C50i automatically moves from one preset viewing angle to another at specified intervals. A tour can be ongoing continuously or conducted only when needed. Preset 1 Preset 2
Advanced Scheduling Functions Schedule Setting Tool Schedules are prepared with the VB Administration Tools. The Schedule Setting Tool provides various camera actions which can be activated at specific times or dates, or by motion. Timer Recording Still images are captured at specified times and stored in the camera’s built-in memory. Motion Detection Auto tracking and/or image recording begins when motion is detected within the picture. Night Mode Images are recorded in the dark. External Device Input Settings are included for camera actions in response to triggering by external devices. External Device Output Settings allow you to specify output times, intervals for repeated actions, etc. Confidential information!
Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 (Optional) Back viewFront view A cable is used to connect the module to this terminal. The optional Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 enables connection of various types of external devices to the VB-C50i. Connector types Audio Out for speakers Video In/Out (BNC) for analog video cameras already in use External Sensor In/Out for sensors and alarms Confidential information!
Image Storage Functions VBCollector Ver The VB-C50i has approximately 15MB of built-in memory for temporary storage of captured images, and several functions related to image storage. Available functions Minimum storage intervals: 10 fps on contact with an external sensor or motion detection, 1 fps continuous capture notification if a sensor is triggered or if motion is detected (text-only or with an image attached) When the VB-C50i approaches its storage limit, it sends a warning message to a designated PC. Captured images are then automatically downloaded to this PC. Confidential information!
Other Features of the VB-C50i Control menus in Admin Viewer Ver Camera 1/4-inch CCD with 740,000 (400,000 effective) pixels (PAL) Network Automatic IP settings using DHCP Registration of DDNS and host name Specify maximum packet size Other VAD (Voice Activation Detection) and CNG (Comfort Noise Generation) for high audio quality during audio input Control of network bandwidth in viewer software Auto setting of HTTP proxy Web page generation Host access restriction Restriction on video transmission from 1 to 10 Mbps Confidential information!
Viewer Software Viewer for PC Ver Admin Viewer Ver VB Administration Tools Ver. 2.0 VBCollector Ver Bundled Software Confidential information!
VB Administration Tools: Main Features Panorama Creation Tool Creates a single image that displays a wide region of the camera’s capture area. View Restriction Tool Restricts the pan/tilt range that viewers can access. Preset Setting Tool Sets preset viewing angles, which enables viewers to easily move the camera to a desired point. Preset tour settings are included. Schedule Setting Tool Sets schedule-based or motion-activated picture recording. Settings for external device input/output and Night Mode are included. Log Viewer Allows viewing and searching of a log of camera activity. Admin Viewer Includes special privilege functions: such as exclusive access to camera control functions, external device operation, and motion detection operation. The VB Administration Tools are a collection of six separate modules. Confidential information!
VB Administration Tools: Panorama Creation A panorama is composed of multiple shots and displays a wide region of the VB-C50i’s capture area. Viewers can use the panorama to choose the viewing angle and zoom by simply dragging a “scope” box over any area in the panorama window. Panorama creation The Panorama Creation Tool is used to shoot and stitch together the panorama image, and then store the image in the VB-C50i. Panorama viewing A camera’s panorama image can be accessed with either the Viewer for PC or Admin Viewer. Confidential information!
VBCollector: Main Features VBCollector Ver makes it possible to have pictures recorded in the VB-C50i’s built-in memory automatically downloaded to a PC for permanent storage. Features Schedule-based downloading of captured images to a PC. When the storage limit of the camera is nearly reached, a warning is sent to the server and stored images are then auto- matically downloaded to a PC. Downloaded images can be viewed on a Web browser. Animated playback of stored images using VBCollector Ver Confidential information!
Viewer Software: New Features (1) Bandwidth control Indicates traffic Bandwidth control Viewers can check the level of traffic on their network, and then adjust the video stream accordingly. Included in: Viewer for PC Ver Admin Viewer Ver Automatic HTTP proxy setting Automatic configuration scripts can be used for easier setup of the viewer. Also, proxy settings can be imported from Internet Explorer. Included in Viewer for PC Ver only. Confidential information!
Viewer Software: New Features (2) Audio input Administrators can speak into a microphone and have their message heard from a speaker connected to the VB-C50i. Advanced camera settings Administrators can remotely control exposure settings, backlight compensation, digital zoom, and Night Mode with their viewer software. Included in Admin Viewer Ver only. Confidential information!
System Requirements VB Administration Tools Ver. 2.0 VIEWER SOFTWARE VBCollector Ver Must be installed from the supplied CD-ROM. If you configure your system to record pictures per second with camera servers and perform the max. of 16 tasks at the same time, it is recommended that you a use a PC with Pentium GHz and 512 MB RAM or greater. Must be installed from the supplied CD-ROM. Viewer for PC Ver Must be installed from the supplied CD-ROM. Viewer for Java Ver Java VM must be installed beforehand. This viewer may not run stably on operating systems and Web browsers other than those listed above. Confidential information!
Standard Package VB-C50i or VB-C50iR main unit AC adapter PA-V16 AC cable (1 meter/3.3 feet) Cable length may differ depending on the country in which the product was purchased. CD-ROM ReadMe-E.txt VBSetup.exe (initial settings tool) VB-C50i-E.pdf (user’s manual) Viewer-E.pdf (viewer software manuals) Vbfiles folder (file system sets of sample pages, etc.) LICENSE folder (licence documents for software built into VB-C50i/C50iR) VBTools folder (bundled software installer set) User’s Manual Warranty card Optional Items Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 Includes connecting cable (1 meter/3.3 ft.) Wide Converter WL-37 Available for the VB-C50i only. Lens magnification: 0.74x Expands field of view to to 65º VB-C50i with the Wide Converter WL-37 attached. Confidential information!
Basics of LAN - Terminology (like a dictionary) - Cross cable info (from website) - TCP/IP info (downloaded from Sangoma technologies) - IP addressing (downloaded from 3com) - Port info (from website) - TCP/IP basics (from website) Additional Explanation was given so everybody was capable of understanding how the VB-C50i was working inside a network environment.
Confidential information! Gaining practical experience - Exercise - Home setup information The exercise was done by 3 groups of 3 people. Only the user guide was used. Finally every group succeeded. We found one problem, which was “no images were recorded in the memory of the camera”. This was caused by a wrong setting of the internal clock. After synchronizing the clock, everything worked fine. - cdrom :\Training July 2005 SX50 & VB-C50i\VB-C50i\tools(CD) - User guide
Confidential information! Firmware update - Firmware update procedure This update was performed during the training.
Confidential information! Adjustments - Revised adjustment section of service manual The file contains information for several models. Use the right section! - Adjustment software location (on CD) The adjustments were performed during the training.