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Operating Instructions

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Before using this product, be sure to read "Read this first!" (pages 3 to 7).
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Live Production Center AV-HLC100P Model No. AV-HLC100E Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. Before using this product, be sure to read “Read this first!” (pages 3 to 7).
  • Page 2: Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

     Trademarks and registered trademarks  Abbreviations The following abbreviations are used in this manual. • Microsoft ® and Windows ® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the • Personal computers are referred to as “computers”. United States and other countries.
  • Page 3: Read This First

    Read this first! WARNING: CAUTION: This equipment must be earthed. In order to maintain adequate ventilation, do not To ensure safe operation, the three-pin plug must install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in be inserted only into a standard three-pin power cabinet or any other confined space.
  • Page 4: Fcc Warning

    U.S.A. and Canada. Operation at a voltage other than 120 V AC may require the use of a different AC plug. Please contact either a local or foreign Panasonic authorized service center for assistance in selecting an alternate AC plug. FCC NOTICE (USA) This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 5 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used 2. Replace the fuse. until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. Fuse Fuse WARNING: This equipment is compliant with Class A of CISPR 32.
  • Page 6 Read this first! (continued) For AV-HLC100E EMC NOTICE FOR THE PURCHASER/USER OF THE APPARATUS 1. Pre-requisite conditions to achieving compliance with the above standards <1> Peripheral equipment to be connected to the apparatus and special connecting cables • The purchaser/user is urged to use only equipment which has been recommended by us as peripheral equipment to be connected to the apparatus.
  • Page 7 Read this first! (continued) For AV-HLC100E Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation, Osaka, Japan Importer’s name and address of pursuant to EU rules: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Disposal of Old Equipment and Batteries Only for European Union and countries with recycling systems...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ............3 Section 6.6 The Administration Panel ....28 Section 6.7 The Live Desktop ......29 Section 6.8 Configure Video Inputs ....29 PART I Getting Started Section 6.9 Configure Audio ....... 31 Chapter 1 Accessories ........11 6.9.1 Audio Headroom ......
  • Page 9 10.2.1 Presets ..........60 Section 14.6 Initiating the Stream ......86 10.2.2 Duration .........60 Section 14.7 Streaming Strategies ....... 86 Section 10.3 Overlays ...........61 14.7.1 On Demand or Live Streaming? ..86 10.3.1 Configuring Transitions ....61 14.7.2 Streaming Media Providers ... 88 10.3.2 Positioning ........62 Section 14.8 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting ..
  • Page 10: Part I Getting Started

    PART I Getting Started Introducing Your Panasonic AV-HLC100 – connections and registration, a top-level overview of primary features, and a hands-on tour to get you started.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Accessories

     Mouse ............... 1  Power cable AV-HLC100P ............. 1 AV-HLC100E ............. 2 Chapter 2 Precautions for use  Condition for use AV-HLC100 is only intended to be used by or operated under the supervision of responsible adults able to ensure the safe operation of professional audio/video equipment.
  • Page 12: Chapter 3 About This Manual

    These Operating Instructions are organized into the following sections:  PART I – Getting Started Introduction to Panasonic AV-HLC100 – connecting devices (cameras, monitors, etc.).  PART II – Reference This section covers the fine details of using your system (for those who need it, or simply like to know everything there is to know).
  • Page 13: Chapter 4 Introduction

    Chapter 4 Introduction Section 4.1 Overview Your Panasonic AV-HLC100 Live Production Center is a powerful video production system, supporting web streaming and capture, internal media players, and an integrated control surface complete with PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera control. AV-HLC100 lets you produce live video programs from diverse sources in high definition formats all the way up to 1080/60p.
  • Page 14: User Interface

    FIGURE 2 Connect HDMI and SDI video sources, or use the two network inputs for a/v input and output using NDI (Network Device Interface) supported by many video products – including a number of Panasonic professional cameras. Section 4.3 User Interface 4.3.1 Administration Panel...
  • Page 15: Live Desktop

    4.3.2 Live Desktop AV-HLC100’s live production features are all available from its Live Desktop (Figure 3). The various features and controls and modules comprising the Live Desktop are arranged in horizontal bands, as seen in Figure 4. Dashboard Monitoring Video Mixer FIGURE 4 The top-most band comprises a convenient and powerful Dashboard.
  • Page 16: Multi-Tier Failsafe

    4.4.2 Multi-Tier Failsafe ‘Always on Air’ features provide multi-tiered redundant software failsafe mechanisms. To name just a few: AV-HLC100 also has a comprehensive integrated system restore feature. You can quickly restore • factory defaults, or create a custom drive image on another volume and either restore from that. •...
  • Page 17: Video Processing

    4.4.6 Video Processing • Full 4:4:4:4 32-bit floating point internal processing of all video sources. Proc Amps, White Balance and Auto Color features for every source preserve pristine color fidelity. • 4.4.7 The Switcher AV-HLC100’s switcher and NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) support puts countless video sources at your fingertips.
  • Page 18: Record And Stream

    4.4.8 Record and Stream *Record your live-switched production, and easily grab still images from Program or external • inputs. *Stream to multiple Internet destinations for redistribution. • * Requires the NewTek Streaming for AV-HLC100 plugin. 4.4.9 Automation Use AV-HLC100’s convenient audio Follow feature to ensure you hear the sources you want in your audio mix based on visible Switcher sources.
  • Page 19: Chapter 5 Parts And Their Functions

    Chapter 5 Parts and their functions Section 5.1 Control Panel 5-1-1. Camera control area 5-1-4. Menu control area 5-1-2. Switcher area 5-1-5. Grab & stream/record area 5-1-3. Audio area 5-1-6. Joystick area 5.1.1 Camera control area 1. [ZOOM] button 4. [FOCUS] dial This adjusts the zoom of a camera connected to the network.
  • Page 20: Switcher Area

    5.1.2 Switcher area 1. Program bus selection buttons [AUTO] button [PGM 1 to 8/CLIPS/STILLS] This executes the transition assigned to the These select the video source (background) for selected video layer. program output. The button of the selected video • Pressing the [AUTO] button during transition signal lights in red.
  • Page 21: Audio Area

    5.1.3 Audio area [VOLUME] dial [SETUP] button This adjusts the volume level. This configures the settings of each audio channel. • When the [SETUP] button is pressed, a list of the audio sources appears on the LED display Volume indicator in the menu control area.
  • Page 22: Grab & Stream/Record Area

    5.1.5 Grab & stream/record area Note: The following two buttons are enabled only when the NewTek Streaming for AV-HLC100 plugin is installed. [GRAB] button This captures a still image from the program output. [REC/STREAM] button This switches between the STREAM and RECORD functions on the dashboard of the live desktop. 5.1.6 Joystick area [PIP] button Joystick...
  • Page 23: Section 5.2 Rear Panel Area

    Section 5.2 Rear panel area Power switch [TALLY] connector Press the [  ] button to turn on the power and start up Connect an external tally light or similar device. the unit. To turn off the power, press the [ ...
  • Page 24: Section 5.3 System Configuration

    Section 5.3 System configuration...
  • Page 25: Chapter 6 Setting Up

    Chapter 6 Setting Up To begin, let’s review ‘what came in the box’: • Panasonic AV-HLC100 A/C power supply • • Mouse and keyboard Print inserts • Section 6.1 Command and Control Hint: The graphical user interface requires a minimum monitor resolution of 1600x900 pixels.
  • Page 26: Section 6.2 Input Connections

    Section 6.2 Input Connections 6.2.1 Connect A/V Sources FIGURE 10 Analog audio inputs • Analog audio outputs • Video Inputs 1-4 • SDI Video Outputs • 1. Connect local SDI or HDMI video sources to connectors in the VIDEO IN section (note that input 1 can be used to connect and HDMI source or an SDI one, but not both at once).
  • Page 27: Section 6.4 Tally Lights

    THE VIDEO FORMAT FOR NDI OUTPUTS IS HANDLED AUTOMATICALLY. NDI MERELY REQUIRES A NETWORK CONNECTION TO COMMUNICATE WITH NDI-ENABLED SYSTEMS ON THE SAME NETWORK. 3. Connect external audio devices to the connectors in the AUDIO OUT section. Section 6.4 Tally Lights Tally Light support allows you to connect external tally lights and similar devices.
  • Page 28: Section 6.5 Starting A Production Session

    Section 6.5 Starting a Production Session 1. If AV-HLC100 is not already running, power it up now to reveal the Administration panel. Hint: If the Live Desktop is already visible you may need to use the File menu item “Exit to Administration”...
  • Page 29: Section 6.7 The Live Desktop

    Section 6.7 The Live Desktop FIGURE 13 Initially, as you have not yet configured inputs or added content, the Live Desktop looks a bit barren (Figure 13). Take a quick look around, but then let’s continue to configure your devices. (We had a brief glimpse at the Live Desktop back in 4.3.2, but we’ll examine it more closely in Chapter 8.) Section 6.8 Configure Video Inputs Source selection settings for video inputs can be accessed in the...
  • Page 30 FIGURE 15 3. Click the Source drop-down menu to see a list of available sources (Figure 16). The Local inputs, Black and Input 1-4, are listed first along with the Skype TX Caller option which we will discuss later. NDI (Network Device Interface) sources discovered by AV-HLC100 are grouped below under headings identifying channel(s) provided by the source device, or in some cases, device type.
  • Page 31: Section 6.9 Configure Audio

    Hint: If an NDI source is no longer sending frames but remains connected, in some cases the last frame seen may be shown. a. For NDI video sources, simply making a selection completes the connection setup. Note: To receive NDI|HX sources, such as the output from NDI-enabled Panasonic cameras, the ® NewTek NDI|HX driver for Windows must be installed on AV-HLC100.
  • Page 32 FIGURE 18 In the Configuration panel’s Connection control group, the Connection menu group displays optional sources for inputs. You will see the four local hardware inputs listed first (after Silence) in the menu as “Input 1”, “Input 2”, etc.). Each of the Local connections can be assigned to: Follow the video source –...
  • Page 33: Section 6.10 Networking

    Windows Network and Sharing control panel to accomplish more extensive configuration tasks. If further help connecting is required, please consult your system administrator. Note: To receive NDI|HX sources, such as the output from NDI-enabled Panasonic cameras, the ®...
  • Page 34: Part Ii Reference

    PART II Reference A thorough examination of the various aspects of your AV-HLC100 system: every button, menu item, feature and control is considered in this section, so you can take full advantage of your system.
  • Page 35: Chapter 7 Administration Panel

    To recall the Administration panel, access the Windows Start menu folder named Panasonic AV-HLC100, and select the AV-HLC100 link. Alternatively, if AV-HLC100’s Live Desktop is displayed, you can chose...
  • Page 36: Video Settings

    7.1.1 Video Settings FIGURE 20 The Video Settings control group allows you to choose the operating format for your local video standard and production purposes. Note: The choices you make here will govern not only the current operating Video Standard, but also the format of the system’s video output, and the expanded list of input connection types supported.
  • Page 37 Access Manager As you come to appreciate the power of NDI (Network Device Interface), you’ll doubtless want to avail yourself of more and more of these ultra-convenient ‘video over IP’ sources. FIGURE 22 At times, though, you may want to limit visibility of NDI channels on your local network to selected viewers. Or you may need access to NDI channels from another subnet.
  • Page 38 The difference is that that entries in the Remote Sources do not identify NDI groups, but rather individual remote NDI and *NDI|HX sources (including Panasonic cameras supporting NDI|HX). Remote sources are identified in this panel by their IP address, rather than their NDI device or channel name.
  • Page 39: Title

    Restore Session Defaults AV-HLC100 retains various configuration settings, including video and audio sources used in your production, along with the CLIPS and STILLS media playlists you create (and so on) from one production session to the next. At times, though, you will want a ‘fresh start’. Clicking Restore Session Defaults clears out your playlists and resets controls to default settings.
  • Page 40 ITLE AGES AND Naturally, AV-HLC100’s title pages support embedded text and images, and these can be modified on the fly using the integrated Title Editor (see Chapter 12). However, it’s helpful to know that title pages also support NewTek’s DataLink system, which provides a convenient and powerful alternative method to update text and images.
  • Page 41: Footer Tools

    • The Title Page Defaults control group in AV-HLC100’s Administration panel allows you to easily modify these three DataLink key in one convenient location. Having set these name, description, and image key values here, every single title page on the •...
  • Page 42: Chapter 8 Live Desktop

    Chapter 8 Live Desktop AV-HLC100’s Live Desktop provides a complete visual representation of your live production, each connection, control and option. It launches from the Administration panel, or automatically on logging into the system. Section 8.1 Display Requirements The Live Desktop requires a minimum monitor resolution of 1600900 pixels. FIGURE 30 Section 8.2 Overview The Live Desktop provides visual feedback for operations, including monitoring, live switching, and so on.
  • Page 43: Control Types

    1 - Dashboard • Quick access to File and Options menus, and important tools including optional Record and Stream features • Audio Mixer – open to access input configuration tools, level control, EQ and Compressor/Limiters 2 - Monitors Monitor external video inputs along with internal sources, plus Look Ahead Preview and •...
  • Page 44: Section 8.3 The Dashboard

    Rotary Knob Audio Drag left-right to adjust the current value. • (single-value) Gain Combo-Slider Transition, Drag left/right to raise or lower the current • Zoom value. Duration Click the digits to type in a new value. • • Or click the triangle to open a drop-down menu. To make very fine adjustments to slider values, hold down the Ctrl key while dragging the mouse (this increases accuracy by 10x).
  • Page 45: File Menu

    8.3.1 File Menu FIGURE 33 This menu drops down to reveal the following items: • opens a sub-menu that lets you safely disconnect selected storage volumes Eject: • Share Media: enable this option to expose AV-HLC100’s default media folders Exit To Windows: close your live production session (current settings are retained), and •...
  • Page 46: Monitoring

    8.3.3 Information Display An information display in the center of the Dashboard at the top of the Dashboard posts useful information of various kinds about AV-HLC100. FIGURE 35 This display may show simple status updates, as in Figure 35; or the information displayed may alert you to environmental conditions that are cautionary in some form, like the example in Figure 36.
  • Page 47: Program

    8.4.1 Program The Program monitor could hardly be more important, hence it’s prominent default location at upper-left on the Live Desktop. FIGURE 38 Normally, the Program monitor shows what AV-HLC100 is displaying to your principal viewing audience at any moment. Thus it displays the BKGD video layer as well as any Overlay layers displayed above it (FTB, or ‘Fade to Black’, constitutes a final, completely opaque video layer that completely hides all other output).
  • Page 48: Grab

    Again, ‘what you see (on Preview) is what you will get’ – after performing the next Cut, Auto or Fader lever operation. This lets you set up the next shot, check its composition (including TITLES and PiP positioning), and switch to it with confidence. Note that the Preview monitor has a green tally border, and a similar border is shown around the viewport for any Switcher source that is currently visible on Preview.
  • Page 49: Chapter 9 Configure Video Sources

    Note: To receive NDI|HX sources, such as the output from NDI- enabled Panasonic cameras, the NewTek NDI|HX driver for ® Windows must be installed on AV-HLC100.
  • Page 50 Format DETECT The Auto Detect option in the Format menu feature makes configuring SDI, HDMI and NDI sources easy. Generally, you can simply connect a camera and see the signal immediately, without any need to set resolution and framerate options. Note: 1080/59.94p and 1080/50p formats are supported by SDI and NDI inputs only.
  • Page 51 480i, 4:3 • NTSC digital format , standard definition, interlaced • 720x480 pixels, 4:3 picture aspect or anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect • Optionally carries embedded audio 576, 16:9 • PAL analog format, Standard definition, interlaced • 720x576 pixels, anamorphic 16:9 picture aspect •...
  • Page 52: Input Names

    Choose your camera protocol using the drop-down menu. For NDI cameras, that is normally all you need to do. To control connection to Panasonic cameras lacking NDI connectivity, you will also need to enter the IP address for the unit.
  • Page 53: Section 9.2 Ptz Tab

    Source menu (Figure 47). Clicking this button will open the device webpage in AV-HLC100’s web browser, allowing you to configure any advanced settings that may be provided. Note: To receive NDI|HX sources, such as the output from NDI-enabled Panasonic cameras, the ®...
  • Page 54: Manual Navigation

    Camera Settings FIGURE 51 For Panasonic PTZ cameras, the White Balance menu offers AWA and AWB presets, along with 3200 and 5600 Kelvin options. (White Balance is a ‘global’ setting, and is not stored in camera presets. By contrast, the Focus setting, and the state of its Auto switch are stored individually in each preset. This is...
  • Page 55: Color Tab

    The Flip switch allows you to compensate when the camera is mounted in an inverted configuration. The Pan, Tilt and Zoom switches below in the group labeled Invert allow you to reverse the direction of the named control operations. 9.2.3 PTZ and the Control Surface Pan, tilt, zoom control, and preset selection for connected robotic cameras are also directly supported on the control surface.
  • Page 56: Auto Color

    9.3.1 Auto Color Lighting conditions can change dramatically during many live events, especially those held outdoors. Adding to this problem, production usually involves multiple cameras and, all too often, these may not have uniform color characteristics. Ensuring consistent color when switching from one angle to another, avoiding unwelcome brightness or color shifts as evening falls or when a cloud obscures the sun briefly can be troublesome, and expensive.
  • Page 57 • Brightness: Adjustment range from -50 to +50 IRE (the default being 0). As reference, the full luminance range of the visible portion of a video signal can be thought of as ‘100 IRE units’ (named for the Institute of Radio Engineers) – ignoring minor regional variations. Contrast –...
  • Page 58: Chapter 10 Switcher And Overlays

    Chapter 10 Switcher and Overlays Switcher Group Overlays FIGURE 55 The bottom band of the Live Desktop, below the monitoring section, is host to the Switcher and related controls and features, including the Overlay Controls (Figure 55). Section 10.1 Switcher Switcher Buttons Transition Mode FIGURE 56...
  • Page 59: Understanding Video Layers

    10.1.2 Understanding Video Layers Although AV-HLC100’s internal Progam and Preview busses are not independently depicted in the Live Desktop, they can be seen (and controlled) on the Control Surface. We mention them here to help you understand how a number of video layers contribute to your ultimate program output. The Background Layer •...
  • Page 60: Section 10.2 Switcher Transitions

    Section 10.2 Switcher Transitions FIGURE 57 As mentioned above, clicking a Switcher button performs the Background layer transition designated by the Transition mode controls at right (Figure 57). This area shows two transition thumbnail icons. The first, at left, is labeled Cut. When Cut mode is active, as indicated by a blue border around its icon, AV-HLC100 immediately cuts to any source you click in the Switcher row.
  • Page 61: Section 10.3 Overlays

    The Duration menu for the Background transition offers two additional options: • Reverse – configures the current transition to run in reverse direction the next time it is applied. Ping Pong – when enabled, this option causes the direction of the transition to be automatically •...
  • Page 62: Positioning

    10.3.2 Positioning Each Overlay layer also includes Position controls, to let you resize the overlaid source and place it according to taste. Roll the mouse pointer over the layer’s viewport to reveal the familiar gear icon. Click this to open the Positioning settings pane for the associated layer.
  • Page 63: Overlays And Transparency

    Edges The Edges tab controls are similar to those just described, but allow you to crop the Picture in Picture layer overlay (only). Hint: As for most similar controls, individual Edges settings can be reset to their default values by double-clicking with the Shift key held down.
  • Page 64: Chapter 11 Media Players

    Chapter 11 Media Players AV-HLC100 includes two internal Media Players, referred to as CLIP and STILL players. These names of these players gives you an idea what different media types they are designed for: • The CLIP player is designed to display video clips – including long format ‘movies’. It can also play audio files.
  • Page 65: File Operations

    11.1.1 File Operations A scrollbar at right accommodates long playlists when necessary. Icons in the playlist can be re-ordered quickly and easily using familiar drag and drop techniques. The playlist can even be altered during playback (of course, if the currently playing item is removed, playback stops immediately). An Alias (by default, the item’s filename) is displayed below the icon.
  • Page 66: Media Browser

    Alpha Channel Support For files with transparency such as 32bit image files, use non-premultiplied (or ‘straight’) alpha channels. Premultiplied files will not give the correct results when overlaid on other imagery. 11.1.3 Media Browser AV-HLC100’s custom Media Browser provides easy navigation and selection of content. It is available anywhere in the Live Desktop that you might wish to select content, transitions or effects for use in your production.
  • Page 67: Player Controls

    An additional filter appears above the File Pane. This filter quickly locates files matching criteria you enter, doing so even as you type. For example, if you enter “PNG” into the filter field, the File Pane displays all content at the current location with that string as part of its filename. This would include any file with the extension “.PNG”...
  • Page 68: Chapter 12 Title Editor

    Chapter 12 Title Editor We discussed the use of the Overlay layers, including the Title overlay, back in Section 10.3. AV- HLC100’s Title overlay feature is resident full-time on the Live Desktop. In this chapter we will concentrate on managing and editing titles. The integrated Title Editor is a vital part of this feature. FIGURE 67 Open AV-HLC100’s Title Editor by clicking the gear icon that appears at lower-right when you move the mouse over the Title viewport at right in Switcher section of the...
  • Page 69: Section 12.1 Edit Tab

    Section 12.1 Edit tab The Title Editor has two tabs, labeled Edit and Position. The controls in the latter tab are identical to those discussed under the heading Position Tab in Section 10.3.2. In this chapter, we will concentrate on the Edit tab. 12.1.1 Text Tools FIGURE 69 The header of the Title Editor holds an assortment of text attribute controls.
  • Page 70: Section 12.2 Datalink

    This menu also allows you to open the Image Properties panel (Figure 71). FIGURE 71 This dialog provides the same set of Fill Mode options, but adds an Image Source box supporting direct entry of the path to an image file. The Image Source box comes into play in connection with the next topic, DataLink.
  • Page 71: Section 12.3 Presets

    A line of text or image on a title page that has been set to a key name will be automatically replaced by the current value assigned to that key when the page is displayed. There are endless uses for this technology, and a wealth of methods to provide and update the values assigned to DataLink keys.
  • Page 72: Chapter 13 Audio

    Chapter 13 Audio External audio connections and basic configuration were introduced in Sections 6.2.1 and 6.3.1. AV-HLC100 presents precise control over individual audio sources and outputs in a graphical Audio Mixer panel (Figure 75). FIGURE 75 To open the Audio Mixer, click the button with the same name in the Dashboard at the top of the Live Desktop.
  • Page 73: Section 13.2 Headphones

    Section 13.2 Headphones At the extreme left side of the Audio Mixer you will observe a simple volume control for the Headphones output. By default, headphones connected to this stereo output jack will carry the first two channels of the audio signal from the bus designated Master –...
  • Page 74: Connection Type

    You may choose to think of these audio sources as being associated with the same-numbered video inputs in the nearby rows on the rear connector panel. This notional linkage is not strictly enforced, however. You can connect directly to any external audio source in the Advanced Configuration panel. Also, for reasons of your own, you may well prefer to treat various audio sources as independent of the nominally associated video input.
  • Page 75: Section 13.7 Common Controls

    FIGURE 78 When the TALK button is lit, audio you supply via the TALKBACK input (perhaps sound from the 1/8” motherboard audio input) is sent to the remote caller, temporarily replacing the normal mix-minus sound that remote caller would otherwise hear. At the same time, AV-HLC100 sends the incoming sound from the remote Skype caller to its Headphone output, enabling you to have a two way conversation off-air.
  • Page 76: Clip Player

     The Solo feature is normally operates as what it often called ‘exclusive Solo’ (or ‘X-Or’ type). This means that enabling Solo for a given source disables all other Solo buttons.  It is possible to use what is called ‘Solo latching’, ganging multiple sources for Solo output. Hold down the Ctrl key and click additional Solo buttons to add or remove their respective audio contributions from the latched Solo group.
  • Page 77: Pan

    E.g., many cameras support simultaneous digital and analog audio output. In-camera processing can delay digital a/v output, resulting in analog audio output actually leading the digital output by a meaningful measure. 13.8.2 Pan FIGURE 80 The Audio Configuration panel also provides Pan control. Pan is a very useful feature; it adjusts placement of sound from source audio channels on the stereo channels comprising the audio mix(es).
  • Page 78 Compressor … Limiter – what’s the difference, anyway? Compression and limiting are not really different processes, but rather a matter of degree and perceived effect. Compression, ideally, takes the form of a subtle, almost imperceptible modulation of the sound level to bring it into a more pleasing and convenient range.
  • Page 79: Automation

    TTACK Attack (like Release) is labeled in milliseconds. The setting represents the amount of time it takes for the gain to change by a specified amount. It would not be grossly incorrect to think of this setting as changing the slope of a graph depicting how aggressively the compressor pursues the target value (defined by applying the Ratio setting to the amount the signal surpasses the Threshold).
  • Page 80: Section 13.9 Output Control

    Section 13.9 Output Control MASTER audio output is represented by its own control group in the Audio, and regulates sound sent to both physical AUDIO OUT connectors and the MIX and AUX NDI video outputs. Hint: Shift + double click Volume knobs to restore their default values (0 dB). Master settings take effect downstream from all audio sources.
  • Page 81: Chapter 14 Stream/Record

    Chapter 14 Stream/Record Section 14.1 Installation Important Note: All features and capabilities discussed in this chapter require the installation of the NewTek Streaming for AV-HLC100 plugin. 1. Connect the unit to the Internet. 2. Click Stream/Record button in the Dashboard area on the live operation GUI screen (Figure 83). FIGURE 83 3.
  • Page 82 4. When “A restart will be needed for full plugin functionality.” appears on the screen, the installation is finished. Click the Close button to close the screen (Figure 86). FIGURE 86 5. Restart the live operation GUI screen. You can now use the grab and stream/record functions.
  • Page 83: Section 14.2 Overview

    Section 14.2 Overview Important Note: All features and capabilities discussed in this chapter require the installation of the NewTek Streaming for AV-HLC100 plugin. Encoding for a/v streaming and other purposes involves a wide variety of attributes. At times, too, account login details are required for your streaming service or CDN (Content Delivery Network).
  • Page 84: Section 14.3 Encoder Configuration

    Section 14.3 Encoder Configuration FIGURE 88 Settings for the encoder are configured in the Configure Encoder dialog (Figure 88). Open this dialog by clicking the configuration (gear) icon labeled Encoding at left in the header of the Streaming Configuration panel. Select an encoder Preset (such as Medium or High), or manually configure custom settings using controls in the Video and Audio control groups below, and click OK.
  • Page 85: Custom Presets

    Checkboxes beside each entry you add to the Streaming Configuration preset list allow you to toggle streaming output from the Encoder to the preset at right. FIGURE 89 If you move the mouse pointer over a Preset, two new gadgets are shown at right (Figure 89). Click the familiar Configure gear to open a suitable dialog.
  • Page 86: Record (File Capture)

    14.4.2 Record (File Capture) Recording program output really simply involves archiving your live stream file as it is created by the encoder. Simply configure and check-mark a File Capture preset for this purpose. Section 14.5 Web Browser FIGURE 91 The Web Browser button in the header of the Streaming Configuration panel does what you would expect, opening a web browser.
  • Page 87 On Demand Hosting As noted in Section 14.4.2, and when the NewTek Streaming for AV-HLC100 plugin is installed, AV- HLC100 permits you to record live productions to local storage. The resulting files can be hosted on a network later, so viewers can connect whenever they like. If you have the resources available, you can host the video yourself –...
  • Page 88: Streaming Media Providers

    For reliable performance, try to ensure the potential upload bandwidth from your system to the net is around twice the bitrate you choose. You can broadcast at a rate closer to your actual ceiling, but reliable performance cherishes headroom. Also consider the expected download abilities of your viewers. Ideally, a safety margin 1.5 times the stream’s bitrate is desirable.
  • Page 89: Section 14.8 Diagnostics And Troubleshooting

    Section 14.8 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting As technologies go, video streaming is still in its adolescent phase, at best. There are a lot of different standards and diverse environments to consider. AV-HLC100 gives you the necessary tools, but there are still some teething problems you may encounter. This section will point you in the right direction to overcome them.
  • Page 90 Testing with Ping Before your stream can be seen - whether on a local intranet or the Internet - client computers (or your service provider) need to be able to establish a network connection with your system. Ping is a humble but effective tool to ensure the basic connection exists, thus it can help you with streaming connection issues, too (and it works just fine in a multi-platform environment).
  • Page 91 Issuing a Ping Ping is a command line program, and must be run from a command shell on the issuing computer. To open a command shell and send a ping, follow the procedure below that applies. Windows 1. Repeat the steps you performed above to re-open a command shell. 2.
  • Page 92: Speed Tests

    In cases of sync problems, low frame-rate problems, audio popping problems, etc., if it's an encoding issue, the problem will be seen in this file. On the other hand (if the file looks good), then the issue has to be downstream of your Panasonic system.
  • Page 93: Section 15.1 Surface Layout

    Chapter 15 Control Surface Section 15.1 Surface Layout Generally, you can think of the various control groups provided as being organized into several groups. FIGURE 95 15.1.1 Control Groups Controls in each horizontal stripe can be grouped into the following groups: 1 –...
  • Page 94: Section 15.2 Camera Controls

    Section 15.2 Camera Controls This control group falls conveniently under your left hand, making it easy to find for quick adjustments. Hint: Operations in this group are directed to the same camera that the Joystick is currently controlling. The dominant control in the group is a Zoom rocker that you can comfortably operate using index middle fingers to zoom network-connected and configured cameras in and out.
  • Page 95: Switcher Delegates

    15.3.2 Switcher Delegates A short column of buttons positioned at right beside the fader lever determines what video layers (see Section 10.1.2) are affected by Cut, Auto, and Fader lever operations. These buttons are referred to as delegate buttons. When you press the TITLE button, the Title Overlay layer is ‘delegated’, and moving the Fader lever (for example) will govern the display of the current title page.
  • Page 96: Setup

    15.3.5 Setup This small group just above the right-hand end of the Program row comprises two buttons: • INPUT SETUP • SELECT TRANS Not surprisingly, the first of these buttons allows you to configure Switcher input video sources - without using the graphical user interface. The second button lets you quickly choose transitions.
  • Page 97: Section 15.4 Audio

    CLIP STILL CLIP and STILL appear first in the top level CFG SRC menu, ahead of Inputs 1-8. This is to provide quick access to player controls unique to these two modules. For example, selecting CFG SRC > CLIP reveals PREV, STOP, PLAY, and NEXT controls on the LED display.
  • Page 98: Section 15.5 Menu

    • OSD – Press this button to display the On Screen Display menu for a network-connected Panasonic PTZ camera. The LED display in the Menu control group will show control commands for the OSD, allowing you to modify the camera settings.
  • Page 99: Section 15.6 Grab & Stream/Record

    Section 15.6 Grab & Stream/Record These two buttons relate to capture and internet streaming. • GRAB – Punch this button to capture a still image from Program output. • REC/STREAM – This button toggles the STREAM/RECORD feature found in the Dashboard at the top of the Live Desktop. FIGURE 103 Note: Stream/Record requires the installation of the the optional NewTek Streaming for AV-HLC100 plugin.
  • Page 100: Part Iii Appendices

    PART III Appendices A time-saving question and answer section, followed by an extensive listing of Shortcut Keys, schematic diagram and keyword index …...
  • Page 101: Performance Considerations

    A. Performance Considerations A.1 Testing, One Two … Video professionals simply do not leap into new environments blindly. They prepare, plan, plan some more, and then – most importantly – they test. This allows them to tackle the really tough jobs with confidence.
  • Page 102: Latency And Your Av-Hlc100

    As we said above, really a little video latency is not a bad thing as viewed from a surprisingly short distance back into the audience. This is just as well, since for all practical purposes a little latency is also unavoidable.
  • Page 103 (as you may sacrifice some ability to position and scale the image using projector menu functions) – but the latency reduction can be very worthwhile. • Some cameras include features that add more latency than you would expect. For instance, image stabilization (by definition) adds one field of latency and sometimes more.
  • Page 104: Keystroke Shortcuts

    B. Keystroke Shortcuts Operation Shortcut (Show/Hide) Switcher Input Configuration Dialog top row number (1-8) (Show/Hide) CLIPS Configuration Dialog (Show/Hide) CLIPS Configuration Dialog CLIP PREV CLIP Stop CLIP Play CLIP NEXT ; (semi-colon) CLIP Toggle Autoplay ' (apostrophe) STILL PREV , (comma) STILL NEXT .
  • Page 105: Using Skype Tx

    C. Using Skype TX AV-HLC100 supports Skype TX input and output with the following features: Begin by assigning one a/v input as a Skype TX input that can be mixed into your program just • like an SDI or NDI source. Use the Source menu in AV-HLC100’s Input Configuration panel to select the Local>Skype TX Caller option.
  • Page 106: C.2 Connecting The Control Application To Av-Hlc100

    FIGURE 106 Think of this application as the ‘switchboard’ for Skype TX. It is how Skype calls are initiated, or answered. Skype TX Control can connect to and control calls sent to multiple Skype TX Clients at one time, including HLC-100, but also (for example) NewTek TriCaster and TalkShow systems.
  • Page 107 Begin by telling Skype TX Control to connect to • your AV-HLC100. Do this by entering the entering the target system’s IP address into the “Add a Skype TX unit to control” into the Configuration panel of the Control application. A new column will be shown at left in the main •...
  • Page 108: Control Surface Menus

    D. Control Surface Menus Description Configure Switcher input INPUT SETUP Configure Clip player CLIP Go to previous playlist item PREV Stop/Go to first frame STOP Play clip PLAY Go to next playlist item NEXT Reset all color settings RESE ALL Adjust brightness BRT NESS -5%, -1%,...
  • Page 109 Description Adjust green channel contrast GRN CONT -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% Adjust red White Balance value RED WBAL -5 RED, -1 Adjust by value RED, +1 RED, +5 Adjust blue White Balance value BLUE WBAL -5 BLU, -1 Adjust by value BLU, +1 BLU, +5...
  • Page 110 Description BLUE Adjust blue channel brightness BRGT -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% BLUE Adjust blue channel contrast CONT -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% Adjust green channel brightness BRGT -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% Adjust green channel contrast CONT -5%, -1%, Adjust by value...
  • Page 111 Description (PAL) HDMI Auto HDMI Auto-Detect HDMI HDMI Auto-Detect (Computer COMP display) 1080/50p HD SDI 1080/50p 1080/50i HD SDI 1080/50i 1080/25p HD SDI 1080/25p 1080/25p HD SDI 1080/25PsF 720/50p HD SDI 720/50p 720/25p HD SDI 720/25p 576i 16:9 SDI 575/50i (16:9) 576i 4:3 SDI 575/50i (4:3) Inpu...
  • Page 112 Description Adjust brightness BRT NESS -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% Adjust contrast CONTRAST -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% Adjust video hue -5 Deg, -1 Adjust by value Deg, +1 Deg, +5 Adjust saturation -5%, -1%, Adjust by value +1%, +5% Adjust U Offset U OFST...
  • Page 113 Description Adjust green White Balance value WBAL -5 GRN, -1 Adjust by value GRN, +1 GRN, +5 SELECT Choose a transition for the TRANS delegated video layer TRNS Select a transition preset (1-8) Configure an audio source AUDIO Select an Audio Mixer input to (1-8) configure Assign a source to an Audio Mixer...
  • Page 114: Appearance

    E. Appearance Unit: mm (inch)
  • Page 115: Reliability Testing

    F. Reliability Testing We know our products play vital roles in the productions of our customers. Durability and consistent, robust performance are much more than just adjectives for your business and ours. For this reason, this product has undergone rigorous reliability testing to ensure it meets our standards. The following standards are applicable: Test Parameter Evaluation Standard...
  • Page 116 *1: You cannot use the SDI input 1 and the HDMI connector at the same time. *2: 3G SDI corresponds to Level-A only. Network Input Sources • NDI input from Panasonic PTZ Camera that supports NDI | HX and NDI compatible equipment • IP input from Skype TX compatible PC.
  • Page 117 PST B/Execute) * CAM/BAR selection: GUI screen Camera menu or OSD screen* *: OSD function is available for Panasonic PTZ camera of SDI and HDMI output. It is not available for those of NDI HX output. Tally Output DB-15 Tally port Network Connector 2...
  • Page 118  AC adaptor Power source: 100 V– 240 V AC ( ), 50 Hz/60 Hz, 1.8 A Power output: 19 V DC ( ), 6.32A indicates safety information. Ambient operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) temperature Ambient operating 20 % to 80 % (non-condensing)
  • Page 119: Index

    Index Autoplay ..............67 Media Browser ............66 Filter ............... 66 Administration Panel ..........14, 28 Options Menu ............. 45 Alpha Channel ............63, 66 Overlays ............15, 59, 63 Audio Mixer ......See Live Desktop:Audio Mixer Position..............62 Still Player ..............64 Switcher ..............
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