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DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby uunix » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Hi, does anyone have any detailed setup (command help) documentation for setting up the dmediapro from the prom(via serial connection)? Reckon I need to know this beast inside out to get the best from it.

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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:27 pm

Start with the SGI Video BreakOut Box User's Guide: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals ... index.html

The vbob software is included in the DMedia DM2/DM3 software distribution. If you don't have it I think it's on Ian Mapleson's 'depot' resource and/or Nekochan FTP. It may even still be on SupportFolio ;)

Keep in mind that the whole DMedia package can do two different things: video I/O to decks, cameras, (HD)SDI video monitors etc. using the DM2/DM3 + vbob, and GVO (graphics-to-video). GVO is optional and requires a DM5 in the vbob. You need DVI to connect to the DM5 so an Octane V12 needs a DCD. The vbob put the corresponding (HD)SDI signal on the BNCs, and you can attach the (graphics) monitor to the DM5 output.

You can telnet the vbob but I think it's only useful to run diagnostics on the thing or maybe recover from a bad flash. I normally do not have a serial cable connected to the vbob. You cannot telnet from the PROM.
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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby uunix » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:37 am

Thanks jan-jaap.

I've moved on a bit now, have a Pro VHS box and genlock generator.

running xtdigvidtest passes 7 test but fails on ODMA ?

I have mine cabled up like described EffectsEditing2007_Hardware_Setup_SGITezro-Octane2.pdf (have tried the way from SGI documents). I'm getting no output on any SD port.

SD input comes from Video (I can confirm that that works as it is displayed on the SONY PVM and also the capture card in my mac).
Output goes to above mentioned monitor and the capture device in the mac.
I suppose the question is, if I have something going to SD input, should I get something out of SD outputs? What app can I use in IRIX that will display what is coming in?

xtdigvid_confidence passes fine.

It's possible I don't know the correct question to ask at this time. I have been reading a lot, but in the main, it's telling me I have things set up OK ?


Cheers for help, sorry, it's such an open ended question.
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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby uunix » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:10 am

I think it must be my inputs. They need to be digital? ? ?

I'm off to maplins to see if they have anything cool.
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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby robespierre » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:15 am

the vbob only provides digital video ports, except for the genlock ports. each BNC connection is a video stream, in SMPTE 259M-C for standard definition and SMPTE 292M for high definition.
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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby uunix » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:27 pm

Thank you Rob, that answers why nothings coming out.
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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby vishnu » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:35 pm

What genlock generator did you get? If I may be so bold as to enquire... :mrgreen:
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Re: DmediaPro + DM5 instructions

Unread postby uunix » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:08 pm

It's an ACRON 506P Synchronising PULSE GENERATOR.

It's possible not good for HD etc, but I only paid £30 and the vbob registers it. Until I have good input, I'm sort just testing stuff really.
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