Korg Kaptivator KTV1 Owner's Manual

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    OWNER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Power Supply

    Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased.

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    Korg Corporation accepts no responsibility for any health problem or personal or property damage that may occur to the operator or observers from use of this device in violation of this warning.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ... 3 1. Main features ... 3 2. Controls and connectors ... 4 3. Connection diagram ... 9 4. Basic concepts and operation ... 10 Basic operation — Playback ... 12 1. Turning the power on/off ... 12 2.

  • Page 5: Introduction, Main Features

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the kaptivator. The kaptivator Dynamic Video Station is a video performance instrument that allows you to sample video, store and playback video samples (“clips”), apply effect processing, and mix live and stored video signals, all in realtime without having to use any additional equipment. Its superb reliability and operational ease will allow you to create video performances as never be- fore.

  • Page 6: Controls And Connectors

    2. Controls and connectors A. Top panel 1. MONITOR 1, SELECT key MONITOR 1 generally displays the video signal that is being sent from the MAIN OUT jack (MAIN). It can also display the video signals coming in through the VIDEO INPUT 1 (IN- PUT 1) or VIDEO INPUT 2 (INPUT 2) jacks.

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    4. VALUE knob This knob is used to both select and change the value of various parameters. This knob can also be used as an addition controller (Ext Value) by holding down the YES/ WRITE key and turning the VALUE knob. When using the factory settings, this function will control the dissolve rate (the time for transitioning between clips).

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    12. MOTION key Press this key to enter Motion Sequence mode. When this key is blinking red, you are in the Motion Sequence mode. Here you can select, record and playback the operation of the FX CONTROL knob & ribbon, slider, CLIP pads, HOLD key, etc. Press this key again to exit Motion Sequence mode.

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    21. VIDEO INPUT indicator This indicator shows which video input source has been selected by using the INPUT key (see 17.). (☞ p.14) 22. AUDIO TRIG indicator This indicator will light when the level of the external audio signal (connected to the AU- DIO TRIG INPUT ) exceeds the current TRIG LEVEL setting.

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    C.Rear panel 1. AUDIO TRIG INPUT L/R jacks These RCA-style jacks can receive line-level audio signals. The incoming audio signal can be used for BPM detection or to control effects. 2. VIDEO INPUT jacks These jacks can receive video signals from a DVD player or other video devices. VIDEO INPUT 1: Receives a composite video signal.

  • Page 11: Connection Diagram

    3. Connection diagram Basic connections DVD PLAYER CAMCORDER AUDIO TRIG INPUT DJ Set Headphones PHONES Selecting the DV connector input/output setting 1 Hold down the EDIT key and press the INPUT key. 2 Use the VALUE knob to select either “in” or “out” in the VALUE display. 3 Press the YES/WRITE key twice.

  • Page 12: Basic Concepts And Operation

    4. Basic concepts and operation Concepts Sampling video The kaptivator saves sampled video on its internal hard drive as “clips.” These saved clips are managed as “banks”, each containing eight clips. You can assign each of these banks to either of the two groups of clip pads (Group A con- tains the upper eight clip pads;...

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    Terms Style Each “style” contains settings for routing, effects, playback synchronization, and controller assignments. You can switch between styles during playback, or edit and store styles accord- ing to your needs. One hundred styles can be stored in the kaptivator. Clip A “clip”...

  • Page 14: Basic Operation — Playback, Turning The Power On/off

    Basic operation — Playback 1. Turning the power on/off Power To turn the power on 1 Connect the AC adapter, your input devices, and your output devices. 2 Press the power switch to turn the power on. After a few moments, the VALUE display will indicate the currently selected style and bank. NOTE You can specify the bank and style number that will be selected when the power is turned on.

  • Page 15: Selecting And Playing Video

    2. Selecting and playing video Playing a clip 1 Press one of the clip pad keys that are lit (green for Group A, orange for Group B). The selected clip pad will light red, and the clip that is registered to that pad will play. 2 Use the ribbon controller or slider etc.

  • Page 16: Working With External Video Sources

    3. Working with external video sources Viewing an external video source To view the video source connected to the VIDEO INPUT 1 jack, press the MONITOR 1 SE- LECT key to select INPUT 1. To view the video source being received by the INPUT 2 con- nector, select INPUT 2.

  • Page 17: Synchronizing To Music

    4. Synchronizing to music You can use the BPM setting or the playback from an external audio source to control the playback speed or the start timing of a video clip, or to control the current effect. NOTE If you synchronize the clip start timing to the BPM, it may be delayed by several frames. Setting the BPM Setting the BPM manually 1 Hold down the EDIT key and press the TAP/BPM key to select Manual mode.

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    back speed will change in sync with the BPM. (☞ p.31: Style parameter list, p.19: Style edit) 3 Select the clip that you want to play. Change the BPM. The clip playback speed will change according to the BPM. Synchronized playback using an audio trigger Adjusting the audio trigger level 1 Connect the playback from as external audio device such as a CD player or a DJ mixer to the AUDIO TRIG INPUT jacks.

  • Page 19: Using Motion Sequences

    5. Using Motion Sequences You can record and save up to one hundred sets of controller movements as “motion se- quences,” and then select a motion sequence and play it back when desired. In addition to movements of the various controllers and operations on the clip pads, a motion sequence can also include bank or style selections and changes.

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    Erasing a motion sequence 1 If the MOTION key is blinking, you are already in Motion Sequence mode. To enter Motion Sequence mode, press the MOTION key; the MOTION key will blink. Press the blinking MOTION key to exit Motion Sequence mode. 2 Use the VALUE knob to select the motion sequence number “-**-”...

  • Page 21: Customizing A Style —style Editing, Editing A Style

    Customizing a Style —Style Editing The kaptivator lets you create and store one hundred “styles.” This section explains how you can create styles that are appropriate for the video material you’re using and how you’re us- ing it. During performance, you can change effects, wipe types, and controller settings simply by selecting a style.

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    Editing examples Changing the operation of the ribbon controller 1 Select the style that you want to edit. For this example, choose style number “04”. 2 Hold down the EDIT key and press the STYLE key. The display will indicate “A1.**” and the EDIT key will blink.

  • Page 23: Editing, Sampling

    Creating a clip —Sampling and Quick Editing 1. Sampling Sampling video Sampling a video input source 1 Press the SAMPLE key; it will blink, and you will be in Sampling mode. You can press the SAMPLE key once again to exit Sampling mode. 2 Use the VALUE knob to specify the sampling time.

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    Turn the VALUE knob to specify the resulting playback speed. You can specify a value between “1” and “5400” times normal. For example if you’ve specified 8 seconds as the sampling time: x “2” will record for 16 seconds, and the playback will be double-speed. x “10”...

  • Page 25: Clips

    2. Clips For each piece of video material that you sample, you can specify the playback start point, end point, loop point and looping method; these settings can then be saved along with the video material as a “clip.” Even when using the same piece of video material, you can change the start point etc.

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    3 Press the EDIT key, and turn the VALUE knob to select the Playback Pattern. This is the second digit in the VALUE display. (☞p.40, Playback Type and Playback Pattern selection) If playback type 1 or type 3 was selected in step 2, use the following procedure to edit the clip 4 a.) Press the EDIT key, and specify the start point using seconds (S.000) and frames (S.F.00).

  • Page 27: Banks

    3. Banks Eight clips are saved together as a “bank.” You can save one hundred banks of clips. (Maximum 800 clips of 8 seconds; Maximum total video recording time is approximately 1 hour 46 minutes) Selecting a bank You can select a bank and assign it to either group of clip pads, Group A (the upper eight clip pads) or Group B (the lower eight clip pads).

  • Page 28: Utility Mode, Operations In Utility Mode

    Utility mode In this mode you can make basic settings and perform maintenance operations. 1. Operations in Utility mode Entering Utility mode Hold down the EDIT key and press the YES/WRITE key to enter Utility mode. The MONI- TOR 2 screen will show the Utility select screen. NOTE You can’t play back clips in Utility mode.

  • Page 29: Utility Menu Items And Procedures

    2. Utility menu items and procedures This section explains the content of each utility menu item, and how to use it. HDD free: This shows the remaining space on the hard disk. Main out capture: This enables/disables the Main Out Capture function. We recommend that you leave this set to “Disable”...

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    a MIDI control change number from CC#1 through CC#31, CC#64 through CC#95, or Pitch Bend. Each controller can also be individually set to enable (“CC”) or disable (“cc”). You can- not adjust the value of a disabled parameter. Power on setup: You can specify the style and the banks that will be selected when the power is turned on.

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    4 Select “Dump,” and press the YES/WRITE key. 5 Select “Dump start number.” Normally you will specify “000." At this point, the MAIN out will display the following data screen: When this cut & clip data screen appears in MAIN out, put your external device in record mode, and begin video recording.

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    Backing up style and motion sequence data You can backup global data, style data, a single motion sequence, or a block of ten motion sequences to a MIDI filer, sequencer or other MIDI storage device. 1 Enter Utility mode. 2 Press the EDIT key to select “Backup,” and press the YES/WRITE key. 3 Press the EDIT key to select “MIDI exclusive,”...

  • Page 33: Parameter List, Style Parameter List

    Parameter list Style Parameter List...

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    Start Variation list Operation Clip starts immediately when pad is pressed Clip is selected when pad is pressed, starts at the beginning of the measure Clip is selected when pad is pressed,starts when external audio level exceeds trigger level Clip plays only while pad is pressed, and pauses when released Press the same pad to resume playing this clip from the current position, or a different pad to start a new clip from the begining Clip starts when pad is pressed, and pauses when the same pad is pressed again (toggle).

  • Page 36: Routing List

    Routing list This section explains the structure of each routing and describes which elements will be dis- played in MONITOR 2 when you select a style that uses that routing. : Video effect, 1. Single Routings These routings mix the playback of one clip with an external input source. Routing 11 This applies an effect to a bank clip, and mixes it with an external input source.

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    Routing 22 This applies an effect to a clip from Group B, and then mixes it with a clip from Group A. Routing 23 This mixes clips from Group A and Group B, and then applies an effect. 3. Three-layer Routings These routings play back two clips and mix them with an external input.

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    Routing 33 This mixes clips from Group A and Group B, applies an effect, and then mixes this with an external input. The MAIN OUT is not displayed in MONITOR 2 when using this routing. Routing 34 This applies an effect to the external input, and mixes this with the combination of clips A and B.

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    Routing 42 MONITOR OUT 2 will simply output the clip from Group B. The external input will be pro- cessed by the effect, mixed with the clip from Group A, and sent from MAIN OUT. Routing 43 MONITOR OUT 2 will simply output the clip from Group B. The Group A clip will be mixed with the external input, then processed by the effect, and sent from MAIN OUT.

  • Page 40: Transition List

    Transition list CLIP Parameter A2 (A5) = 00: Fade Parameter Function A3 (A6) A4 (A7) Parameter A2 (A5) = 01: Wipe 1 Parameter Function A3 (A6) A4 (A7) NOTE These values are identical for 01: Wipe 1; 02: Wipe 2; and 03: Wipe 3 (~09) (~59) Parameter A2 (A5) = 02: Wipe 2...

  • Page 41: Effect List

    Effect list Edit No. Function Disabled Value 00 (–49) : Enabled (50–) 99: Fixed value d1: HOLD Edit No. Title Function Fixed value Effect Invert top/bottom Mix G1: RIBBON 00: effect0%–99: effect100% Invert left/right G1: RIBBON 00: effect0%–99: effect100% Rotate 180 degrees Mix G1: RIBBON 00: effect0%–99: effect100% Exciter...

  • Page 42: Clip Parameter List

    Clip parameter list Playback Type and Playback Pattern selection In Clip Edit mode you can choose a playback type and pattern; set the Start, End, Loop and Index Points; and specify the BPM value. The Start Point will always be the location from which playback begins, and the End Point will always be where playback either ends, or returns to the Loop point.

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    Pattern 3: One-Shot Start Point End Point Sampling Data Pattern 4: Reverse Normal Loop End Point Start Point Sampling Data Pattern 5: Reverse Alternating Loop End Point Start Point Sampling Data Pattern 6: Reverse One-Shot End Point Start Point Sampling Data Type 2: Tempo and Beat Specified End Point Patterns of this type let you specify the End Point in terms of BPM and a number of beats (Eb), and are appropriate when you want to synchronize video with music.

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    Type 3: Specified Loop Point and End Point Patterns of this type allow you to specify a Loop Point separately from the Start Point and End Point. Playback will loop from this Loop Point. Start Point Pattern 1: Normal Start Point Sampling Data Pattern 2: Alternating Loop Start Point...

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    Type 4: Tempo and Beat Specified Loop Point and End Point Patterns of this type are based on Type 3 which allows you to specify a Loop Point, but differ in that you can specify the Loop Point and End Point in terms of BPM and number of beats (Eb).

  • Page 46: Appendix, Tips For Working With The Kaptivator

    Appendix Tips for working with the kaptivator 1. Using BPM to control the video playback speed By using the appropriate BPM setting of a clip together with a BPM-synchronized style, you can make the video playback speed vary according to the BPM. ➝...

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    4 Make sure that the connection has been detected by your computer. 5 Start up your video editing application program on your computer. 6 Begin playback on the kaptivator, and simultaneously start capturing on your video edit- ing application. Sampling video from your computer into the kaptivator 1 Turn on the kaptivator and set the DV connector setting to “in.”...

  • Page 48: Midi Connections

    4. Using MIDI to work with clips What is MIDI? MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and is a world-wide standard for transferring a wide variety of performance-related information between electronic musical instruments and computers. MIDI connections Use commercially available MIDI cables to send and receive MIDI messages. Connect the kaptivator’s MIDI connectors to the MIDI connectors of the external MIDI device.

  • Page 49: Trobleshooting

    Trobleshooting Power does not turn on. ❐ Is the AC adapter connected? ❐ Is the AC adapter connected to an AC outlet? The image from the connected device is not input. ❐ Is the cable correctly connected to the connector? ❐...

  • Page 50: Preset Style List, Specifications

    Preset Style list Style numbers: 00–39 Style numbers: 40–54 Style numbers: 55–84 Style number: 85 Style number: 86 Style numbers: 87–91 Style numbers: 92–97 Specifications Video sampling rate: Input/output connectors: Storage device: Power supply: Dimensions: Weight: Included items: * Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice. Demo styles (ideas for style settings).

  • Page 51: Style Cheat, Preset

    Style Cheat Preset Style No. Dual Fade Color Change HOLD Group A Operation settings Start when Ext value Enabled Reverse: x1 pressed Group B Operation settings Same as GroupA Controller default value settings Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Style No. Dual Fade Rotate 180...

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    Style No. Dual Separation Group A Operation settings Start when Ext value pressed Group B Operation settings Same as GroupA Controller default value settings Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Style No. Dual Emboss Group A Operation settings Start when Ext value pressed Group B Operation settings Same as GroupA...

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    Style No. Dual Fade Slider Video Effect settings Emboss HOLD Ribbon touch Group A Operation settings Pause when Ext value Enabled released Group B Operation settings Controller default value settings Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Style No. Dual Fade Slider Video Effect settings Binarize Audio...

  • Page 54: User

    User Style No. Group A Operation settings Group B Operation settings Controller default value settings Style No. Group A Operation settings Group B Operation settings Controller default value settings Style No. Group A Operation settings Group B Operation settings Controller default value settings Routing settings Video Effect settings Group A Time Effect settings...

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    1-4 STRUCTURE OF SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES | 1st Byte = 1111 0000 (F0) : Exclucive Status | 2nd Byte = 0100 0010 (42) : KORG ID | 3rd Byte = 0011 nnnn (3n) : Format ID n:MIDI Channel | | 4th Byte = 0111 0111 (77) : KTV1 ID...

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    (3) 1 MOTION SEQUENCE DATA DUMP REQUEST +----------------+------------------------------------------------+ | Byte [Hex] | Description +----------------+------------------------------------------------+ | F0,42,3n,77 | Exclusive Header KTV1 | 0111 1000 (78) | 1 Motion Sequence Data Dump Request | 0mmm mmmm (mm) | Dump Motion Number (mm = 00h~63h) | 1111 0111 (F7) | EOX +----------------+------------------------------------------------+ When this message is received at the MIDI dump page, the 1 MOTION...

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    +20 bit7 MIDI Style Fx ENA/DIS (0=Enable, 1=Disable) bit6-0 MIDI Style Fx CTRL# +21 bit7-4 (reserved) bit3-2 MIDI Clock Out/Ext.In/DIS (01=Ext.In, 10=Out, 11=Disable) bit1 MIDI Note ENA/DIS (0=Enable, 1=Disable) bit0 MIDI Program Change ENA/DIS (0=Enable, 1=Disable) CTRL# 1~31,64~95 : CTRL# 1~31,64~95 96 : Pitch Bender TABLE 2 : +0 bit7-6 Transition Type Sub...

  • Page 58: Midi Implementation Chart

    DYNAMIC VIDEO STATION kaptivator Function Default Basic Channel: Changed Default Mode Messages Altered Note Number: True Voice Note On Velocity: Note Off Key’s Aftertouch: Channel Pitch Bend 1– 31, 64–95 Control Change Program Change: Variable Range System Exclusive Song Position System Song Select Common:...

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    Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your product may be disqualified from the manufacturer's or distributor's warranty. 4015-2 Yanokuchi, Inagi-city, Tokyo 206-0812 Japan 1605 GTH Printed in Japan 2005 KORG INC.

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