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IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THESE MATERIALS. Published by: Autodesk, Inc. 111 Mclnnis Parkway San Rafael, CA 94903, USA Title: Autodesk Effects and Editing 2008 HP xw8400 Workstation Hardware Setup Guide Document Version: Date: December 18, 2007...
..........9 About This Guide This guide describes how to set up the HP® xw8400 workstation for your Autodesk® Effects or Editing application.
Introduction User and Reference Guides Description User’s Guide Detailed instructions on using the application What’s New A complete list of the new features for this release Online Help All of the information in the User’s Guide along with powerful search functionality Hot Keys Reference Guide A complete list of hot keys for commonly used functions...
Connect a VTR and a broadcast monitor to your workstation. See “Wiring Your HP xw8400 in a 2K or HD Configuration” on page 18 or “Wiring Your HP xw8400 in an SD Configuration” on page 20. Set up the audio hardware. See Chapter 4, “Setting Up Audio Hardware,”...
2008 SP1 2.13, for CPUs with stepping 6F6 • 2.26, for CPUs with stepping 6FB To determine the CPU stepping: Reboot your workstation. Immediately after the machine reboots, while the HP start-up screen is displayed, press F10 to enter Setup.
Hardware Configuration Guidelines From the File menu, select System Information. On the “System Information” page, locate the “Speed / Stepping” entry in the “Processor 0” section. The line should look like the following: Speed / Stepping 2600 MHz / <stepping> where <stepping>...
Introduction Select the .bin file. The Flash System ROM confirmation menu appears. Press F10 to confirm. Press any key. System ROM Flash was successful appears. Verify system BIOS settings. See “Verifying System BIOS Settings” on page 6. From the File menu, select Save Changes and Exit. Verifying System BIOS Settings You do not normally need to adjust these settings.
This restores the original factory system defaults. Memory Requirements The HP xw8400 uses DDR2-667 ECC Fully Buffered DIMMs. The amount of memory required for your Autodesk Effects or Editing system depends on the resolution of your projects, the type of work you perform and, in some cases, the platform on which you are running the application.
Introduction The following table summarizes the power consumed by the HP xw8400 system and the heat it generates under the maximum processing load produced by your Effects or Editing application. For detailed specifications, including noise output, see the documentation provided by the manufacturer.
Notation Conventions Use the enclosed packing checklist to ensure you received all parts. Notation Conventions A number of style conventions are used throughout this guide. These conventions and examples of their use are shown as follows. Convention Example Text that you enter in a command line or shell appears in rpm -qa Courier bold.
Introduction Location: Contact Information: Within Japan: Hotline (from Tokyo): 0120-107-290 Direct dial: +81-3-6221-1810 10 AM to 6 PM (local time) Monday to Friday, excluding holidays email@example.com Within China: Direct dial: +86-10-6505-6848 9 AM to 6 PM (local time) Monday to Friday, excluding holidays firstname.lastname@example.org Within Australia and New Zealand: Hotline (from Melbourne): +1-300-36-8355 Direct dial: +61-3-9876-8355...
All diagrams contain a Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) network adapter located in PCI slot five. Your workstation may be configured with an optional QuickSilver InfiniSERV 7000 adapter that replaces the GigE adapter. On the HP xw8400 workstation the PCI slots are numbered one to seven from top to bottom.
Connecting Peripherals HP xw8400 Workstation HD or 2K Configuration To DVI-Ramp 2 control To keyboard, mouse, USB tablet To house network Graphics card sync reference input NVIDIA graphics to graphics monitor To storage To Wire network (Infiniband option available) AJA OEM-2K...
Peripherals Connection Diagrams HP xw8400 Workstation SD Configuration To DVI-Ramp 2 control To keyboard, mouse, USB tablet To house network Graphics card sync reference input NVIDIA graphics to graphics monitor To storage To Wire network (Infiniband option available) AJA OEM-LH...
Your Linux workstation may be configured with an optional QuickSilver InfiniSERV 7000 adapter. The IB network adapter resides in PCI slot five. On the HP xw8400 workstation the PCI slots are numbered one to seven from top to bottom. Consult the “Peripherals Connection...
To connect the workstation to an IB network: Connect port 1 of the IB network adapter to the IB network. On the HP xw8400 workstation Port 1 is the right port. For information on how to configure the IB adapter, refer to the Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Guide.
Miranda DVI-Ramp Wiring Your HP xw8400 in a 2K or HD Configuration Consult the following diagrams to connect an HP xw8400 workstation equipped with an AJA OEM-2K board and Miranda DVI-Ramp for 2K or HD video I/O.
Wiring Your HP xw8400 in a 2K or HD Configuration HD and 2K Configuration Consult the following diagram to connect an HP xw8400 workstation equipped with an AJA OEM-2K board, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500G and a Miranda DVI-Ramp for HD or 2K video I/O.
Setting Up Video Hardware Wiring Your HP xw8400 in an SD Configuration Use this section to connect an HP xw8400 workstation equipped with an AJA OEM-LH board and optional Miranda DVI-Ramp for SD video I/O. Refer to the following diagrams for wiring instructions for this configuration.
Wiring Your HP xw8400 in an SD Configuration SD/HD SDI IN 2 SD/HD SDI IN 1 HD/SDI Monitor (not included) Graphics Monitor HP xw8400 Workstation SD Configuration DVI Active Cable 75 Ohm Terminator Miranda SD/HD DVI Ramp 2 USB port Standard BNC cable DVI (DL.CAB-DVI-DSL-2 )
Setting Up Video Hardware SD Configuration Without DVI-Ramp Consult the following diagram to connect an HP xw8400 workstation equipped with an AJA OEM-LH board and NVIDIA Quadro FX4500G graphics board without a Miranda DVI- Ramp for SD video I/O. SD/HD SDI IN 2...
Standard VTR Control Cable In read back preview mode (configuration without a DVI-Ramp ) the broadcast monitor will display black when only audio is output to VTR. Standard VTR Control Cable The following diagram depicts the RS-422 control cable pinouts for the standard VTR control cable.
Setting Up Video Hardware The following procedure describes how to configure the hardware for VTR emulation. Consult the “VTR Emulation” chapter in the User’s Guide for your Editing application for more information. To configure hardware for VTR emulation: Connect the video I/O cables between the devices involved in the VTR emulation process (out-to-in/in-to-out).
Setting Up Video Hardware Autodesk Effect or Editing Product Version Certified PCI-X Firmware Version 2008 0x50 2008 SP1 0x55 Verifying the Current PCI-X Firmware Version The following procedure describes how to verify the AJA OEM-2K board’s PCI-X firmware version. To verify AJA OEM-2K PCI-X firmware version: Make sure the driver is loaded by typing: cat /proc/driver/aja The following output should appear:...
Miranda DVI-Ramp Firmware Update Go to the AJA_firmwareUpdate directory on the DKU CD. Type: cd /mnt/cdrom/Utils/AJA_firmwareUpdate Run the AJAfw_update utility to scan the AJA current firmware and, if required, to update to the latest firmware version. Type: ./AJAfw_update The script checks the firmware of your AJA board and one of the following events occurs: •...
With the DVI-Ramp connected to your workstation and powered up, log in as root and open a terminal. If your DVI-Ramp unit is connected to the HP workstation using a USB-to-Serial adapter, ARNING you must remove the adapter from the USB port, and connect the serial cable of the DVI-Ramp to the serial port of the workstation.
Once the firmware update is complete, updated hardware information for your DVI-Ramp appears in the terminal. If you had to remove the USB-to-Serial adapter, reconnect the serial cable to the adapter, then put the adapter back in the USB port. Restart the HP workstation.
Setting Up Audio Hardware To wire the audio subsystem: Ensure that all of your workstation peripherals and video hardware components are properly connected. If necessary, refer to Chapter 2, “Connecting Peripherals,” on page 11 Chapter 3, “Setting Up Video Hardware,” on page 17.
If you want to control the converter remotely, you must connect the converter to the serial port of the HP xw8400 workstation. Local control means you adjust converter settings manually, using the controls on the front of the converter. Controlling the converter remotely is the recommended method as it does not require physical access to the converter to change settings.
Setting Up Audio Hardware AES/EBU Audio Video Monitor Out RS-422 Y/G/CVBS Pb/B/Y Pr/R/C Ch. 1/2 In Ch. 3/4 In Ch. 5/6 In Ch. 7/8 In Ch. 1/2 Out Ch. 3/4 Out Ch. 5/6 Out Ch. 7/8 Out Ch. 1/2 Ch. 3/4 Ch.
Wiring Audio Hardware in an SD Configuration Wiring Audio Hardware in an SD Configuration To connect the Discreet Native Audio hardware components to the AJA breakout cable in an SD configuration, refer to the following diagram. HP xw8400 SD Configuration Audio mixer AES 1/2 OUT...
Setting Up Audio Hardware Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192 Converter You must manually configure the Lucid converter for either remote or local control. This section describes how to use the controls on the front of the converter to adjust settings, and lists the proper settings for remote control and for local control.
Configuring the Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings for Remote Control You must configure the following settings to control the converter remotely. Any setting not listed here either has no effect with the application or can be set through the audio preferences of the application.
Setting Up Audio Hardware Menu Menu Item Comment Route For analog audio: If these options do not appear, verify AES INs --> ADAT OUTs that Route Unit (in the System, Analog INs --> AES OUTs Miscellany menu) is set to 8. AES INs -->...
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