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SDI-DMX Mixer Pro
User Manual

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    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual...

  • Page 2: Contact Information, Customer Service

    800.890.8989 World Wide Web: www.highend.com ©Barco Lighting Systems, 2010, All Rights Reserved Information and specifications in this document are subject to change without notice. High End Systems, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual.

  • Page 3: Fcc Information

    Product Modification Warning High End Systems products are designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of United States and International safety regulations. Modifications to the product could affect safety and render the product non-compliant to relevant safety standards. Mise En Garde Contre La Modification Du Produit Les produits High End Systems sont conçus et fabriqués conformément aux exigences des règlements internationaux de sécurité.

  • Page 4: Warranty Information, Limited Warranty

    The SDI-DMX Mixer Pro unit must be returned in its original packaging. Any other parts returned to High End Systems must be packaged in a suitable manner to ensure the...

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    Patents This High End Systems product is protected by ONE OR MORE patents and pending patents. Patents owned or licensed by Barco Lighting Systems or High End Systems include: US 4,602,321; US 4,688,161; US 4,701,833; US 4,709,311; US 4,779,176; US 4,800,474;...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Contact Information ..............ii Product Modification Warning ............. iii FCC Information ............... iii Warranty Information ..............iv Patents ..................v Product Overview Features ..................1 Specifications ................2 Mechanical ................2 Operation ................2 Electrical ................. 2 Construction ................2 Installation Unpacking ..................

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  • Page 9: Features

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Product Overview The SDI-DMX Mixer Pro is a hybrid switcher with the ability to switch, mix and matrix four SDI video inputs to four video outputs directly from any DMX lighting controller. Incoming video signals can be switched and mixed to their output(s) via command signals from a DMX512 lighting desk, the RS232 port or the onboard menu system.

  • Page 10: Specifications, Mechanical, Operation, Electrical, Construction

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Specifications Mechanical Dimensions: 481 mm x 40 mm x 205 mm (18.9 in x 1.6 in x 8 in) Shipping Box Dimensions: 533 mm x 152 mm x 279 mm (21 in x 6 in x 11 in) Fixture weight: 3.1 kg (6.9 lb)

  • Page 11: Unpacking, Hardware Installation, Connecting The Video Inputs And Outputs

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Installation Unpacking Carefully unpack the SDI-DMX Mixer Pro the verify that it arrived complete and without any damage. If you do find damage, you must notify both the shipping agent and your sales agent immediately.

  • Page 12: Connecting To Communication Interface, Connecting To Power

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Connecting to Communication Interface The SDI-DMX Mixer Pro can accept DMX Controller commands or RS232 commands. NOTE: Only one signal type should be used at any one time. Connection and transmission of both signal types may result in erratic behaviour.

  • Page 13: Powering Up The Unit

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Powering Up the Unit There is no ON/OFF switch on the SDI-DMX Mixer Pro. When connected to power, the unit starts and initiates the following: • The Power light comes on and runs a self test sequence.

  • Page 14: Menu System, Addr (address)

    AddR (Address) The Address menu option lets you assign a DMX Start Channel value for the unique seven-channel range the SDI-DMX Mixer Pro unit requires on a DMX link. To set a Start Channel Address: 1. Unlock the interface by pressing the Plus (+) and Minus (–) buttons together for 3 seconds.

  • Page 15: Outp (output)

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual OutP (Output) The output section of the menu allows the user to assign an input to each of the four outputs for manual switching, or place them under DMX control so they may be switched from the DMX lighting console.

  • Page 16: Auto (auto-chase)

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual AUtO (Auto-chase) The Auto-chase function lets you jump between all the inputs currently transmitting video and switch them across the four video outputs at a rate determined by the Speed setting. 1. Unlock the interface by pressing the + (Plus) and – (Minus) buttons together for 3 seconds.

  • Page 17: Syst (set Standard), Rset (reset), Cycling Power

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual SYSt (Set Standard) 1. Unlock the interface by pressing the + (Plus) and – (Minus) buttons together for 3 seconds. 2. Use the + (Plus) and – (Minus) buttons to scroll to Off to SYSt.

  • Page 18: Dmx Protocol

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual DMX Control The SDI-DMX Mixer Pro utilizes seven consecutive channels on a DMX link beginning with the start channel that you set using the unit’s menu system, (see AddR (Address) on page 6. DMX Protocol...

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    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Value Value Channel Parameter Description (dec.) (hex) Crossfade video black to Mixer Souce B 0-50 00-32 Crossfade video input 1 to Mixer Source B 51-100 33-64 Mixer Crossfade video input 2 to Mixer Source B 101-150...

  • Page 20: Rs232 Interface Settings

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Serial Commands The serial interface is intended to only be used when there is no DMX input connected. If serial is used at the same time as DMX, the results will be unpredictable. RS232 Interface Settings...

  • Page 21: Commands Structure, Single-slot Command, Multi-slot Command

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Commands Structure All data values must be hexadecimal characters with leading zeros for value 0 to F hex. Each command comprises the following sub-elements: 1. Synch character (one character) 2. Address (3 hexadecimal characters) 3. One or more command data values comprising pairs of hexadecimal characters (each pair makes 1 8-bit value) 4.

  • Page 22: Decimal To Hex Conversion

    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Decimal to Hex Conversion DMX Address channel will display in Decimal in the unit, but need to entered into serial strings in Hex. DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX...

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    SDI-DMX Mixer Pro User Manual Decimal to Hex Conversion, cont. DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX DEC HEX 256 100 288 416 A0 448 C0 480 E0 257 101 289 417 A1 449 C1 481 E1...

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