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Do not use this apparatus near water.
Unplug system from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
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Do not install near heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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has two blades and a third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
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  • Page 1: Important Safeguards

    Important Regulatory and Safety Notices Before using this product and any associated equipment, refer to the "Important Safety Instructions" listed below so as to avoid personnel injury and to prevent product damage. Products may require specific equipment, and /or installation procedures be carried out to satisfy certain regulatory compliance requirements. Notices have been included in this publication to call attention to these Specific requirements.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Notice - Changes or modifications to this equipment the sound may be disturbed. In such cases, please not expressly approved by JVC could void the user's keep the apparatus away from the sources of the authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 3: Environmental Information

    Safety Precautions (continued) FOR EUROPE This equipment is in conformity with the provisions and protection requirements of the corresponding European Directives. This equipment is designed for professional video appliances and can be used in the following environments: - Controlled EMC environment (for example, purpose-built broadcasting or recording studio), and rural outdoors environments.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Advanced Keying ..........40 Aux Buses............43 About This Manual ..........1 Creating an FTP Connection ....... 44 Documentation Terms..........1 Live Edit Decision Lists (EDL)......45 Control Panel Overview.........1 Tallies ..............48 Control Panel Rear Connections Overview ...2 General Purpose Interface (GPI) ......48 Menu System ............2 Editor Port............
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Documentation Terms • “Switcher” refers to the KM-H2500 or the KM-H3000 switcher. • “Operator,” “User,” and “You” refer to the person who uses the switcher.
  • Page 8: Control Panel Rear Connections Overview

    PGM1 PGM2 ANLG REF IN OUT 1 OUT 2 OUT 3 1 when button is pressed (KM-H2500 only). UPGRADE Aux Bus Buttons • Assigns the Key/Aux bus to the selected Aux Figure 4 KM-H2500 bus when button is pressed (KM-H3000 only).
  • Page 9: Knobs

    MENU To use the knobs: To access a menu using the button: • Rotate the knob to adjust the corresponding value. To default a value using the knobs: Press MENU. The Wipe Pattern buttons • Double-press a knob to default the value currently illuminate.
  • Page 10: Shift

    Positioner The KM-H3000 has a joystick positioner for positioning wipes, patterns, washes, and DVE effects. The KM-H2500 does not have a positioner. Aligning the notches on the sides of the Lens (1) and Diffuser (3), press the Lens and Diffuser Selecting Colors together until they click.
  • Page 11 Luminance Luminance affects the brightness of the video signal. Increasing luminance gives a brighter color while decreasing luminance gives a darker color. Hue controls the shade of color (red, yellow, green, blue, etc.). Saturation Saturation affects the vividness of a color. Increasing saturation produces a more vivid color while decreasing saturation produces a less vivid color.
  • Page 13: Configuration

    Configuration This chapter describes how to configure your European Video Formats switcher to meet your requirements. Setup and European switchers support the following video switcher personality options are discussed. formats: • 576i (4:3 and 16:9) at 50Hz Reference Type • 720p at 50 or 59.94Hz •...
  • Page 14 Understanding Aspect Ratio Conversion • Pillarbox — Black bars are added to the right and left of a 4:3 image to display correctly in a 16:9 Converting between video formats often requires video format. converting between aspect ratios. Your switcher supports the following aspect ratio conversion 16:9 methods:...
  • Page 15 Use the Fcfs1-4 knob to assign the FCFS video format. No aspect distortion is channel. You can choose from the following: introduced. • LttrBx — Black bars are added to the top and • Off — The FCFS channel is not assigned. bottom of a 16:9 image to display correctly in a •...
  • Page 16: Output Reference Sync

    Use the Frming knob to set the aspect ratio To set the output reference sync: conversion mode. You can choose from the following: • Full — The video signal is scaled disproportionately to fill the display of the new aspect ratio. Aspect distortion occurs as the image is stretched/compressed to fit in the new aspect ratio.
  • Page 17: Aspect Ratio

    10. Press the Confrm knob to commit the change To change the aspect ratio: and exit the Output Sync menu. Press the Cancel knob to return to the Output Sync menu for further editing. Resetting the Output Reference Sync You can quickly reset the output reference sync values to the default settings.
  • Page 18: Input Bnc Configuration

    Table 4 Default Alpha Channel Mappings video signal. Input Default Alpha Input • N Pass — Passes ancillary data without KM-H2500 modification. • L Strip — Removes ancillary data and the first few lines of picture from the video signal. KM-H3000 •...
  • Page 19: Multiview

    remove particular keys without affecting the primary program output. Typical applications are: • Multilingual and live-to-tape productions • Recording shows for later airing without overlaid graphics To configure Clean Feed: Figure 10 MultiView Layout To enable or disable MultiView: Press MENU. Press the SYSTEM Wipe Pattern button.
  • Page 20: Km-h Cleanswitch

    You can choose from the following: • PGM — Program bus output • PV — Preset bus output • 1-12 (1-6 for KM-H2500) — Source inputs • M1-4 — Media-Store channels Note: Use the ExtAud knob to enable or disable •...
  • Page 21: Ip Address

    Refer to the section “Format Conversion and Ensure your switcher is connected to your Frame Sync” on page 4-7 for details. network via the ethernet port. Press MENU. IP Address Press the SYSTEM Wipe Pattern button. Press NEXT until IP Addr is displayed. The switcher is equipped with an Ethernet port to Press the IP Addr knob to display the IP allow remote access.
  • Page 22 To set the Aux Bus Recall Mode: For More Information on... • hue, saturation, and luminance, refer to the section “Selecting Colors” on page 4. Saving Color Schemes You can save a custom Panel Glow color scheme so that it may be recalled as needed. To save a custom Panel Glow color scheme: Press RECALL.
  • Page 23 Press NEXT until Load is displayed. To select the units for switcher transitions: Use the Load knob to select the color scheme you want to load. You can select from a list of presets or one of the custom color schemes you have previously saved.
  • Page 24 To specify resource sharing: of DVE are in use (on or off-air) and you attempt to use a DVE channel, you are prompted to steal one of the DVE channels. Press the DVE1 knob to select the sharing mode for the first DVE resource. Use the DVE2 knob to select how the second DVE resource is shared between keys and the transition area.
  • Page 25: Editor Control

    DVE Resource Capturing Press the FldSwt (FrmSwt if you are using a progressive scan video format) knob to commit Capturing a DVE resource for a new key or transition the selection. takes the DVE resources from the following sources in order of availability: Editor Control •...
  • Page 26 To configure Media-Store mode: Press MENU. Press the PERS Wipe Pattern button. Press NEXT until Trans Area is displayed. Press the Trans Area knob to display the Transition Area menu. Use the Trans knob to set the behavior of the Next Transition area after a transition is performed.
  • Page 27 Press MENU. Press the PERS Wipe Pattern button. Press NEXT until NextBn Func2 is displayed. Press the NextBn Func2 knob to display the Secondary Function menu. Use the Func knob to select the secondary function for the NEXT button. You can choose from the following: •...
  • Page 29: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation This chapter describes the general operation of your Perform the transition by choosing one of the switcher. Basic information is provided to help you following: become familiar with switcher operation. • Press CUT to immediately cut the selected source on-air (selected transition type is ignored).
  • Page 30: Configuring The Auto Trans Rate

    To perform a wipe transition: Select the source you want to take on-air by pressing a source button on the Program bus. Note: • You can not preview the next source on your preview monitor when cutting on the Program Bus. Configuring the Auto Trans Rate You can control the amount of time a dissolve or wipe transition takes to complete when you press the...
  • Page 31: Pausing A Transition

    To pause and resume a transition in progress: Table 6 DVE Effect Selection Pattern Single Press Pattern Double Press Pattern Button Button DVE Effect Button DVE Effect Push Left Push Right Push Up Push Down Squeeze Horizontal Push Up-Right Squeeze Vertical Push Down-Left Push Up-Left Push Down-Right...
  • Page 32: Key Transitions

    The KM-H2500 supports 2 keys. The KM-H3000 Performing Key Transitions supports 3 keys. Key transitions are performed similarly to background transitions. All transition types are available for key Video Layering transitions. Video is layered as shown in Figure 11. To perform a key transition: Ensure the key you are using in the transition is not on-air.
  • Page 33: Dedicated Key Transitions

    If an immediate transition is required, or an unexpected transition needs to be performed, the Use the Key 1-3 (1-2 on KM-H2500) knobs to dedicated key transition buttons can be used. Only change the transition rate for the specified key.
  • Page 34: Dve Key

    • Press the Confrm knob to steal the Chroma to steal the DVE resource to use on the new key. Key resource for the new key. The old Chroma You can choose from the following: Key is taken off-air and converted to an •...
  • Page 35 Press and hold SHIFT. Press and hold SHIFT. Press BLACK/MATTE to display the Matte Press BLACK/MATTE to display the Matte menu. menu. Use the corresponding knob to adjust the Hue Press NEXT until WASH is displayed. (Hue1), Saturation (Sat1), and Luminance If the WASH knob is Off, toggle it On by pressing (Lum1) to the desired effect.
  • Page 36: Fade To Black

    Press and hold SHIFT. Press BLACK/MATTE to display the Matte menu. Press NEXT until the desired modifier is displayed. Adjust the desired modifier by rotating the corresponding knob. Note: • The wash pattern and the key pattern mask are shared. Any adjustments affect both patterns. Fade to Black Fade to Black is achieved by selecting the black source and performing a transition.
  • Page 37: Advanced Operation

    Advanced Operation This chapter describes advanced operating concepts To continue the transition, press the Limit knob for your switcher. Topics and information on modifying to turn off the transition limit. basic concepts to fit your requirements are also Press AUTO TRANS to complete the transition. discussed.
  • Page 38: Modifying Dve Transitions

    To change other wipe modifiers: To modify time and direction: Press WIPE to display the Wipe menu. Press NEXT to cycle through the available wipe modifiers. Use the corresponding knob to change the following: • Pattern (Pattrn) — to find and select a desired pattern.
  • Page 39: Using The Memory System

    Note: Press STORE. • You can also select an effect by pressing the Press NEXT. Pattern buttons as shown in Table 7 : Use the right knob to select the memory access mode. You can choose from the following: Table 7 DVE Effect Selection Pattern Single Press Pattern Double Press Pattern...
  • Page 40: Memory Ai And Recall To Preview

    To recall a setting from a memory register: Select the memory register you wish to recall from as follows: • If you are using Bank Mode, select a pattern button to designate the memory register in the selected bank. You may also use the Bank knob to change the selected bank before storing.
  • Page 41 Any Input PST Bus is now in-use (on-air image is not affected). Input 3 Input 1 Input 1 › KM-H2500: Input 5 is not recalled as both keys PGM Bus (on-air) (on-air) are now in use. Input 4 Input 6 –...
  • Page 42: Reset Options

    second Wipe Pattern button to designate the Table 9 Switcher Factory Default Settings memory register. Item Default Value Chroma Key Edge: 0.0% Shadow: 100.0%, Reset Options Gain: 100.0% Spill: 0.0%. You can restore the entire switcher or individual settings to default values. Menu items can also be Aux bus Not Fixed reset.
  • Page 43 Press NEXT until RState Save is displayed. Press the RState Load knob. Press the RState Save knob to save the new All switcher settings are restored to the default settings. user-defined default values. 10. Press the Confrm knob to commit the save. Shared Parameters Press the Cancel knob to cancel the save and return to the previous setting.
  • Page 44: Usb Storage

    Resetting Menu Items For More Information on... • performing software upgrades, refer to the section The values for particular parameters can be reset “Software Upgrades” on page 39. individually. This allows you to restore the default setting if you are unsatisfied with the adjusted values. Saving Memory Registers, Personality, and Installation Settings Some parameters are shared between features and,...
  • Page 45: Software Upgrades

    Loading Memory Registers, Personality, and Do not turn the switcher power off during the upgrade. Installation Settings To upgrade the switcher software: You can load memory registers, personality, and installation settings that were previously saved to a USB drive. Memory registers that were empty when saved will erase the contents of the same memory register on your switcher when loaded from a USB drive.
  • Page 46: Advanced Keying

    Completing a Software Upgrade Select the key you wish to modify. Press KEY 1, KEY 2, or KEY 3 to include the key When the software upgrade is complete, the menu in the next transition and have it display on the displays a message indicating the software upgrade Preview monitor.
  • Page 47 To modify the clip or gain: Select the key you wish to modify. If necessary, press KEY 1, KEY 2, or KEY 3 to include the key in the next transition and have it display on the Preview monitor. Press NEXT until Mask is displayed. Use the Mask knob to select the mask source.
  • Page 48 The Gain effect controls color saturation. Increasing Select the key you wish to modify (ensure it is set the Gain causes the video signal colors to become as a DVE Key). increasingly saturated and vivid. Decreasing the Gain Use the X Pos knob or the positioner to control decreases the saturation until the image is black and the horizontal location of the key image.
  • Page 49: Aux Buses

    KM-H3000: The Aux buses can be accessed from control panel buttons. Note: KM-H2500: The Aux buses can be accessed through • Split keys are initially created with the clip set to the menu system. 50% and gain set to 50%.
  • Page 50: Creating An Ftp Connection

    • ALPHA — Chroma Key Alpha • BK — Color black • BG — Matte generator. • 1-12 (1-6 for KM-H2500) — Source inputs • M1-4 — Media-Store channels Select the Aux bus you wish to choose a source Note: Press and hold SHIFT on the Key/Aux bus.
  • Page 51: Live Edit Decision Lists (edl)

    use the FTP connection to copy still images and become ready. The example below shows the effects animations to and from your switcher as well as copy of various triggering and pre-delay settings. EDL (Edit Decision List) files from your switcher. Table 11 Live EDL GPI Output Triggers The procedure for creating an FTP connection varies Triggered On...
  • Page 52 Use the Triggr knob to select when the GPI Capturing EDL Data output is triggered. You can choose from the Capturing EDL data is manually started and stopped. following: You can retrieve EDL files via an FTP connection or • Off — The GPI output is not triggered. by saving them to a USB drive.
  • Page 53 Saving, Deleting, and Accessing EDL Files Using Internal Timecode with EDL Files You can save captured EDL files to a USB drive, If you are not using a Ross Video GearLite TSC-9902 delete files from the switcher to make room for more LTC to Serial Converter to provide timecode data capture, and access EDL files stored internally information, you may use an internally generated...
  • Page 54: Tallies

    To configure GPI banks: Tallies The switcher has tally relays assigned to inputs as follows (pin 1 is the top right pin when looking at the Tally Port): Figure 13 Tally Port Table 12 Tally Port Pinout Input Press MENU. Press the CONFIG Wipe Pattern button.
  • Page 55 Use the Bank knob to select a GPI bank Table 13 GPI Port GPI Input Mapping configured as GPI outputs. Trigger Press NEXT. Perform Program / Preset Bus cut Perform Key 1 cut Perform Key 2 cut Perform Key 3 cut (KM-H 3000 only) Bank 2 Perform Fade to Black Set Aux Bus 1 to Input 1...
  • Page 56: Editor Port

    wish to trigger. The Wipe Pattern button mapping is Editor Port shown in Table 14 .. Table 14 Wipe Pattern Button GPI Output Mapping The switcher has an Editor port that allows you to Wipe Pattern Button GPI Output Pin control your switcher from a device that supports the Bank 1 Bank 2...
  • Page 57: Media-store

    Media-Store Your switcher has 4 Media-Store channels which Note: allow you to display 2 images or animations • Files must be numbered sequentially. (composed of a sequence of images) with • File numbers must be preceded by an underscore accompanying alpha-channels on-air simultaneously. “_”...
  • Page 58: Loading Media By Ftp

    Press MEDIA 1 or MEDIA 2 to select the Note: Media-Store channel to load into. • Media-Store channels 3 and 4 are for alpha Press the Browse knob. channels only. Images or animations stored in those channels are not accessible from the Use the left knob to select <..>...
  • Page 59: Loading Media By Media Number

    Note: Press and hold SHIFT on any bus. If you use the Program bus or on-air Key bus, you may affect • Wait 5 seconds after inserting a USB drive into the on-air images. USB port before using it. Press MEDIA 1 or MEDIA 2 to select a •...
  • Page 60: Animation Control

    To change the Media number for an image: Press and hold SHIFT on any bus. If you use the Program bus or on-air Key bus, you will affect on-air images. Press MEDIA 1 or MEDIA 2 to select the Media-Store channel with the loaded image. Press NEXT until Attrib is displayed.
  • Page 61: Saving And Reverting Attributes

    Modifying Animation Playback Saving and Reverting Attributes You can set an animation to playback automatically as well as control playback speed and direction. You can save attributes for an image so they are automatically recalled the next time that image is To modify animation playback: loaded from a USB drive or internal memory.
  • Page 62: Media-store And Memory Registers

    Media-Store and Memory Registers The images or animations loaded into each Media-Store channel are saved when you store settings to a memory register. You can choose whether or not the images or animations are recalled when you recall the memory register. To configure Media-Store memory recall behavior: Press RECALL.
  • Page 63: Specifications

    • 1080i at 50, 59.94Hz • Depth: 10.64” • Height: 3.5” Inputs/Outputs Weight: Inputs • KM-H2500: 7.2 lbs • 6 or 12 inputs (depending on version) • KM-H3000: 7.4 lbs • Internal Black and Matte Generators Outputs Power Requirements • 2 Program out HD-SDI •...
  • Page 64: Error Messages

    There is a problem with the switcher DDR Re-start your switcher. If the problem DDR 1 Not Found memory. The switcher may be used but persists, contact JVC Technical Support many features will be limited or disabled for assistance. DDR 0 & 1 Not Found Your switcher requires a Panel Module Allow the PMC upgrade to proceed.
  • Page 65 Table 18 GVG100 Supported Commands Name MLE/Keyer Length Byte Code Data/Notes Write Keyer Mix Rate Keyer —* *Currently not supported. Write Fade To Black Rate Fade to black = transition rate. Read Key Settings Keyer Not yet implemented Write Key Settings Keyer 62(?) Not yet implemented...
  • Page 66 Table 19 GVG100 Supported Analog Controls Name MLE/Keyer Byte Code Notes Border Width 0x1E Aux MLEs not supported Key Matte Fill Sat Keyer 0x1F Key Mattes not supported Rotate X — 0x20 Not supported Rotate Y — 0x21 Not supported Rotate Z —...
  • Page 67 Table 20 GVG100 Supported Lamps Name MLE/Keyer Byte Code Notes Keyer 0x42 DSKs. Turning OFF results in a protocol Key Autokey error. Keyer 0x43 DSKs. Turning OFF results in a protocol Key Selfkey error. Key Invert Keyer 0x44 Turning OFF results in a protocol error. Key Mask Keyer 0x45...
  • Page 68 Table 21 GVG100 Supported Buttons Name MLE/Keyer Byte code Notes Key Mask Keyer 0x45 — 0x47 Toggles between memory mode and Memory Mode Toggle pattern mode. Next Trans Is Bkgd — 0x48 Next Trans Is Key 1 — 0x49 0x4A Key Selfkey Keyer 0x4C...

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