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JVC KM-H2500E Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 MULTI FORMAT DIGITAL PRODUCTION SWITCHER KM-H2500E/U KM-H3000E/U Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before operating this device, please read the instructions carefully to ensure the best possible performance. For Customer Use: Enter the Model and Serial number of your unit.
  • Page 2 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 3: Safety Precautions

    Notice - Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by JVC could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. Notice - The rating plate (serial number plate) is on this unit.
  • Page 4: 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 About This Manual ...1 Documentation Terms...1 Control Panel Overview...1 Control Panel Rear Connections Overview ...2 Menu System ...2 Knobs ...3 Buttons ...3 Button Inserts ...3 Shift...4 Fader ...4 Positioner ...4 Selecting Colors ...4 Configuration Reference Type ...5 Switcher Video Format ...5 Format Conversion and Frame Sync...5 Output Reference Sync ...8 Aspect Ratio...9...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction The KM-H2500 and KM-H3000 combine professional switcher quality with an easy to use and mobile design. They can be used with other JVC professional products to create professional style broadcasts. About This Manual Before operating your switcher, please read this manual carefully and store it in a safe and accessible place for future reference.
  • Page 8: Control Panel Rear Connections Overview

    Aux Bus Buttons • Assigns the Key/Aux bus to selected Aux bus when button is pressed (KM-H3000 only). • Aux bus assignment is done through the menu interface on KM-H2500 switchers. On-air LEDs • The LEDs light to indicate which keys are on-air.
  • Page 9: Knobs

    Press MENU. The Wipe Pattern buttons illuminate. Press a Pattern button to select the corresponding menu. Auto-Follow Auto-follow displays the menu for a selected function when the button for that function is pressed. Auto-follow is always active — when you press any button on the control panel that has a corresponding menu, the menu is automatically displayed.
  • Page 10: Shift

    Remove the Lens (1) from the Diffuser (2) using a common end micro screwdriver. Place the Insert Film (2) into the Lens (1) so the readable side is facing up. The notches on the sides of the Lens must be at the sides of the text on the Insert Film.
  • Page 11: Configuration

    Configuration This chapter describes how to configure your switcher to meet your requirements. Setup and switcher personality options are discussed. Reference Type The switcher supports both external and internal reference types. To set the reference type: If you are using an external reference signal, ensure that it is connected to the REF IN input.
  • Page 12 supports the following aspect ratio conversion methods: • 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. 16:9 Figure 6 Full Aspect Ratio Conversion •...
  • Page 13 Configuring FCFS Channels in Input Mode Input mode locks a specified FCFS channel to a specific input. Table 1 lists the input video formats you can convert to the specified switcher video format. Table 1 Format Conversions for Input Mode Switcher Video Allowable Input Formats Format...
  • Page 14: Output Reference Sync

    video format. No aspect distortion is introduced. • LttrBx — Black bars are added to the top and bottom of a 16:9 image to display correctly in a 4:3 video format. • PllrBx — Black bars are added to the right and left of a 4:3 image to display correctly in a 16:9 video format.
  • Page 15: Aspect Ratio

    10. Press the Confrm knob to commit the change 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 16: Input Bnc Configuration

    Press MENU. Press the SYSTEM Wipe Pattern button. Press NEXT until Anclry is displayed. Use the Anclry knob to select an ancillary data parameters. You can choose from the following: • N Strip — Remove ancillary data from the video signal. •...
  • Page 17: Clean Feed

    Press MENU. Press the SYSTEM Wipe Pattern button. Press the Analog Out knob to display the Analog Out menu. Use the AnOut knob to select the source. You can choose from the following: • Prview — Preview bus output. • Progrm — Program bus output. •...
  • Page 18: Switcher Personality

    To configure a static IP address for your switcher: Ensure your switcher is connected to your network via the ethernet port. Press MENU. Press the SYSTEM Wipe Pattern button. Press NEXT until IP Addr is displayed. Press the IP Addr knob to display the IP Address menu.
  • Page 19 Use the HUE knob to adjust the Panel Glow hue. Use the SAT knob to adjust the Panel Glow saturation. Use the LUM knob to adjust the Panel Glow luminance. Note: • It is not recommended to set the Panel Glow color to red.
  • Page 20 power as possible without affecting on-air video. • Sleep — The menu display turns off. Buttons light and slowly fade in a raindrop pattern. Use the right knob to set the power-save timeout (in minutes). You can select a value from 0 (off) to 999 minutes.
  • Page 21 For More Information on... • creating and using Chroma Keys, refer to the section “Chroma Key” on page 20. Switch on Field or Frame The Switch On feature allows you to select when the switcher triggers a transition from one video source to the next when you are running in an interlaced video format.
  • Page 22 To set the transition resume direction: Press MENU. Press the PERS Wipe Pattern button. Press NEXT until Resume is displayed. Use the Resume knob to set the transition direction used when a paused transition is re-started. You can choose from the following: •...
  • Page 23: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation This chapter describes the general operation of your switcher. Basic information is provided to help get you up and running quickly. Transition Overview Transitions allow you to replace the on-air video source with another source. During a transition, the source you selected on the Preset bus becomes active on the Program bus and the source that was active on the Program bus is now on the Preset bus.
  • Page 24: Configuring The Auto Trans Rate

    Configuring the Auto Trans Rate You can control the amount of time a dissolve or wipe transition takes to complete when you press the AUTO TRANS button. Transitions performed with the Fader are not affected. To change the rate for automatic transitions: Prepare a transition using DISS or WIPE as the transition type, but do not perform the transition.
  • Page 25: Key Transitions

    The KM-H2500 supports 2 keys. The KM-H3000 supports 3 keys. Video Layering Video is layered as shown in (Figure 10). Figure 10 Video Layering Program Key 1 Key 2 Key 3 (KM-H3000 only) Key Transitions Key transitions are similar to background transitions. You can perform key and background transitions simultaneously.
  • Page 26: Dedicated Key Transitions

    Dedicated Key Transitions If an immediate transition is required or an unexpected transition needs to be performed, the switcher allows for a dedicated key transition. Dedicated key transition buttons for this purpose are located to the right of the Fader. Only dissolve transitions can be performed with the dedicated key transition buttons.
  • Page 27: Mattes

    • Magenta Press Init. For More Information on... • selecting Keys, refer to the section “Selecting Keys” on page 19. • Chroma Key sharing, refer to the section “Resource Sharing” on page 14. • modifying Chroma Key settings, refer to the section “Chroma Key Fine Tuning”...
  • Page 28: Fade To Black

    The Aspect function allows you to alter the shape of the selected wash pattern. For example, if you want the wash to be oval shaped, select the circular pattern and adjust the aspect ratio until the desired oval is created. Borders are effects created around the selected pattern for the wash.
  • Page 29: Advanced Operation

    Advanced Operation This chapter describes advanced operating concepts for your switcher. Advanced topics and information on modifying basic concepts to fit your requirements are discussed. Using the Memory System The built-in memory system can store up to 100 switcher memories (10 banks of 10 memory locations).
  • Page 30: Memory Ai And Recall To Preview

    Press RECALL. 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 recalling.
  • Page 31: Transition Limit

    › Input 4 is recalled to Key 1 (on-air image instantly cuts to Input 4). › Input 5 is recalled to Key 2 (on-air image not affected as Key 2 is off-air). › Input 1 is selected on the Preview bus. •...
  • Page 32: Reset Options

    Press the Limit knob. The Progress Bar next to the Fader flashes to indicate the defined transition limit. Note: • Ensure that you are not on-air when setting the transition limit as you will be moving the Fader handle to define the preset position. To perform a transition with a transition limit set: Initiate a transition by pressing AUTO TRANS.
  • Page 33 Press the Aux knob to toggle between including or excluding the Aux buses in the reset. Press the RState Save knob to save the new default settings. Press the Confrm knob to commit the save. Press the Cancel knob to cancel the save and return to the previous setting.
  • Page 34: Usb Storage

    Resetting Menu Items The values for particular parameters can be reset individually. This allows you to restore the default setting if you are unsatisfied with the adjusted values. Some parameters are shared between features and, if reset in one area, will be reset in all areas that share that parameter.
  • Page 35: Software Upgrades

    Note: • You do not need to store memory banks or registers to the same memory banks or registers on the USB drive. • If you save an empty memory bank or register, the destination bank or register on the USB drive is erased.
  • Page 36: Advanced Keying

    Note: • Copy the upgrade file to the root level of the USB drive. Do not copy the upgrade file into a folder. • Upgrades can take several minutes to complete. Do not turn the switcher power off during the upgrade.
  • Page 37 To modify a mask: 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 38 increasingly saturated and vivid. Decreasing the Gain decreases the saturation until the image is black and white. The Spill effect allows you to handle chroma key spill where the background color (the color being removed) spills onto the key object. To adjust the Edge, Shadow, Gain, and Spill: Select the key you wish to modify (ensure it is set as a Chroma key).
  • Page 39: Modifying Wipes

    For More Information on... • creating a Split Key, refer to the section “Split Keys” on page 32. Modifying Wipes Wipes can be modified to give more distinct qualities and personalize your transitions. The following effects can be adjusted: • Time, Direction •...
  • Page 40: Tallies

    To access Aux buses on the KM-H2500: Press AUX SEL to display the Aux menu. Select an Aux bus by pressing the corresponding knob. To access Aux buses on the KM-H3000: Select the desired Aux bus by pressing AUX 1 - Selecting a Source for the Aux Buses Once an Aux bus has been selected, you can change the source.
  • Page 41: General Purpose Interface (Gpi)

    General Purpose Interface (GPI) The switcher has 24 GPI inputs that are used to trigger memory recalls, transitions, and Aux bus input changes. The GPI inputs are assigned as follows (Pin 1 is the top right pin when looking at the GPI Port). 13 12 11 10 Figure 12 GPI Port Trigger...
  • Page 43: Media-Store

    Media-Store This chapter describes the Media-Store operation. Your switcher has 2 Media-Store channels which allow you to display 2 images or animations (composed of a sequence of images) on-air simultaneously. Media-Store Overview Images and animations are assigned unique Media numbers that allow the switcher to identify them. You can load images and animations into Media-Store channels in one of two ways: •...
  • Page 44: Understanding Media Numbers

    knob to load it into the selected Media-Store channel. Note: • Wait 5 seconds after inserting a USB drive into the USB port before using it. • Turn the middle knob when browsing the file system to display the full text of long directory lists and filenames.
  • Page 45: Modifying Media-Store Image Attributes

    Note: • Wait 5 seconds after inserting a USB drive into the USB port before using it. • Entering a Media number of 000 clears the image from the selected Media-Store channel. To load an image or animation by Media number without a locked place or bank number: If you are loading an image from a USB drive, insert it into the USB port on the switcher.
  • Page 46: 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 47 To save attributes for an image: Modify the attributes for an image as necessary Use the Func knob to save the attributes for that image. You can choose from the following: • Save — Saves the currently displayed attribute. Other saved attributes are not affected.
  • Page 49: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions • Width: 15.85” • Depth: 10.64” • Height: 3.5” Weight: • KM-H2500: 7.2 lbs • KM-H3000: 7.4 lbs Power Requirements • Control Panel: DC 12V, 4 Amps Max Ports Tally Port • Load voltage: 100Vdc max • Load current: 120mA max at 85C, 150mA at 25C. •...
  • Page 50: Error Messages

    43/44 Keyer C3/C4 46/47 C6/C7 Solution Re-start your switcher. If the problem persists, contact JVC Technical Support for assistance. Allow the PMC upgrade to proceed. Contact JVC Technical Support for assistance if you are unsure about upgrading your switcher. Data/Notes —...
  • Page 51 Name MLE/Keyer Write Transition Mode Read Mle Autotrans Rate Read Keyer Mix Rate Read Fade To Black Rate Write Mle Autotrans Rate Write Keyer Mix Rate Write Fade To Black Rate Read Key Settings Write Key Settings Learn Into Mem Recall From Mem Read Software Version Read Field Mode...
  • Page 52 Name Key Clip Key Gain Vert. Position Horz. Position Key Matte Fill Hue Pattern Size Chroma Key Hue Key Matte Border Hue Key Matte Border Sat Key Matte Border Lum Key Matte Fill Lum Aspect Border Softness Border Width Key Matte Fill Sat Rotate X Rotate Y Rotate Z...
  • Page 53 Name MLE/Keyer Positioner On Reverse Wipe Dsk Preview Fade To Black Key Bus 0-9 Key Bus On Air Key Video Fill Wipe Type Key Invert Key Mask Key Autokey Key Selfkey Key Invert Key Mask Memory Mode Toggle Next Trans Is Bkgd Next Trans Is Key 1 Key Selfkey Key Autokey...
  • Page 54 Name Aspect Positioner On Reverse Wipe Dsk Preview Fade To Black Key Bus 0-9 Key Video Fill Wipe Type Key Invert Key Mask Key Autokey Key Selfkey Key Invert Key Mask Memory Mode Toggle Next Trans Is Bkgd Next Trans Is Key 1 Key Selfkey Key Autokey Key Chromakey...
  • Page 56 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...