Remote control panels

Remote control panelsFor those who enjoy hands-on control, Crystal Vision provides three hardware control panels ideal for those live situations or where a board has regular adjustment.

Each control panel is designed to provide operation of specific boards. Select VisionPanel for the general product range, the SW808 Controller for the 8 x 3 routing switch and the CoCo 3G Controller for the colour corrector.

 
  • VisionPanel
  • SW808 Controller
  • CoCo 3G Controller

VisionPanelAvailable in both Indigo and Vision frame systems

VisionPanel

What is it?

3U touch screen general remote control panel for Crystal Vision product range (Indigo and Vision frame systems)

Which boards can it control?

All current remote-enabled boards. Obsolete products which can be controlled by VisionPanel are Demon 2, Dual 3G-DL, Dual DL-3G, FTX 3G, LKEY HD, MultiLogo V131, MultiLogo V131 8G, MultiLogo V431, MultiLogo V431 8G and ViViD HD-20

RS422 or Ethernet connection?

Ethernet

Dimensions

345.5mm wide, 133.5mm high (3U), 52mm deep (back box to mounting plate); 75mm deep (back box to display bezel); 82mm deep (back box to top of knob). Weight 1.75kg without stand; 1.85kg with stand

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VisionPanel is Crystal Vision's general remote control panel designed for those who prefer their control from a physical panel rather than a PC.

Featuring an easy-to-view eight inch touch screen and an intuitive menu structure, VisionPanel is a stylish 3U control panel designed to operate up to 16 Crystal Vision Indigo or Vision frames over Ethernet using standard CAT5 cables.

Multiple VisionPanels can be installed allowing any board to be controlled from a number of locations. It can also be used alongside the VisionWeb web browser control for simultaneous operation of systems.

Providing a clear view of the frames and boards, VisionPanel is particularly well suited to those products that need regular adjustment thanks to its physical controls. It uses a combination of soft buttons on the touch screen, eight hard buttons and six knobs.

The physical controls provide different functionality for different products. Assigned to the slider controls, the knobs for example are used to adjust the gain on the SYNNER 310 synchroniser and to adjust the detail enhancement on the Up-Down 3G up/down/cross converter and make fine tuning easy in either case.

The eight hard buttons on VisionPanel were reassigned with Indigo frame software version 5.2 (and VisionPanel software 1.3). The four buttons on the left allow you to select which board you want to control, with up to eight boards directly selectable by using these four buttons in combination with the Shift button. The Outputs and Presets buttons are used just for the chroma keyers, and will take you directly into either the outputs menu or the presets menu. The combined Back/Home button will take you back through your previous menus; with Shift held down, it will instead take you to the board's home screen, where all the top level menu options are available.

To get started, you simply enter the IP address of the frame (or frames) on your network, then press a discover button. VisionPanel will create a list of all the boards it finds in these frames; items can be removed from this list or entries moved up and down.

Two useful VisionPanel features (introduced with Indigo frame software version 5.1) are frame and slot labelling and virtual cards.

The user can give meaningful labels up to 24 characters long to frames and slots containing controllable boards, helping the operator understand exactly which board they are operating and its purpose in the system.

The virtual cards feature can be used to limit user interaction, simplify operation or assemble features for specific control purposes. A selection of controls from one or more boards located in the same frame can be presented as a 'virtual card,' with the frame then acting as if it contains an extra board. The virtual card creation process involves direct editing of an XML file which is then put into the frame front panel; this is offered as a chargeable service by Crystal Vision or can be carried out by someone familiar with XML editing.

VisionPanel can sit on the included desk stand, be fitted into a desk or be rack mounted using the included rack mount kit.

VisionPanel can be used with all current Crystal Vision boards which have remote control capability plus an associated XML file. Obsolete products which can be controlled by VisionPanel are Demon 2, Dual 3G-DL, Dual DL-3G, FTX 3G, LKEY HD, MultiLogo V131, MultiLogo V131 8G, MultiLogo V431, MultiLogo V431 8G and ViViD HD-20

VisionPanel can be used with any Vision frames and with Indigo 'AE' or 'SE' frames running software V5.0 or later. The Vision frame software is currently at version 1.1 (released 24th January 2017), while the Indigo frame software is currently at version 5.5 (released 20th February 2017). The latest version of VisionPanel's own software (V1.3) was released on 27th May 2015.

Older Indigo frames running V4.7 software or later can be updated to allow VisionPanel control.

If you're running earlier versions of the Indigo front panel software, please contact our support team for an update feasibility analysis.

Next control panel: SW808 Controller...

SW808 ControllerAvailable in Indigo frame system only

SW808 Controller

What is it?

1U control panel for routing switches (Indigo frame system)

Which boards can it control?

SW803 3G (Can also be used to control the now-obsolete SW808)

RS422 or Ethernet connection?

RS422

Dimensions

482mm wide (19 inches), 44.5mm high (1U), 90mm deep. Weight: 1.5kg

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Ideal for live use and for making regular adjustments, the SW808 Controller is a dedicated 1U control panel for one SW803 3G routing switch.

Fitting easily into any control desk and with a built-in power supply, it provides simple and tactile control in a familiar style.

The SW808 Controller has dedicated illuminated buttons for each of the three destinations and eight sources as well as buttons for TAKE and the SAVE and RECALL of macros. (The remaining five destination buttons were for the now-obsolete SW808 and are no longer used.)

To change the routing, first press the destination button and then the new source button. The new source button will flash and the TAKE button will light – press the TAKE button to update the routing. In circumstances where the output selection remains unchanged, any source may be selected and routed to that output simply by selecting the source and pressing TAKE.

Useful features include the ability to quickly identify which input is connected to which output – press the destination button and the source connected to it will light – along with the ‘off’ switch being dimly lit to simplify operation in low light.

One source can go to more than one destination. This multiple routing can be performed by creating the required destination-source pairs before pressing the TAKE button. The destination buttons will flash to show that they have routing waiting for a take. To confirm the routing press the TAKE button and the selected routing assignments will all be updated simultaneously.

Macros can be easily created by setting up multiple routing and pressing SAVE instead of TAKE. All the source and destination buttons will flash to indicate that a memory location needs to be selected. The source buttons represent macros 1-8, and the destination buttons represent macros 9-15. To recall a macro press RECALL, select a memory location and then press RECALL again to confirm.

The SW808 Controller is designed to control the SW803 3G using a RS422 serial link. The control panel communicates with the Crystal Vision frame using the 422 Bus port at the rear of the panel. On power up, the SW808 3G Controller will automatically search for an SW808 3G.

For more information on how to use the SW808 3G Controller, download the SW803 3G user manual. To do so you will need your Registered Area username and password – alternatively request a Registered Area password now.

Next control panel: CoCo 3G Controller...

CoCo 3G ControllerAvailable in Indigo frame system only

CoCo 3G Controller

What is it?

1U control panel for colour correctors (Indigo frame system)

Which boards can it control?

CoCo 3G

RS422 or Ethernet connection?

RS422

Dimensions

482mm wide (19 inches), 44.5mm high (1U), 90mm deep. Weight: 1.5kg

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Ideal for live use, the CoCo 3G Controller is a dedicated 1U control panel for up to 12 CoCo 3G colour correctors.

Fitting easily into any control desk and with a built-in power supply, it is simple and intuitive to operate and allows easy adjustment of most parameters. So what buttons do you get?

There are seven shaft encoders on the right hand side of the control panel – each with a dedicated function – for the most commonly used adjustments. These are VIDEO (gain), CHROMA (gain), BLACK (level), RED (gain), BLUE (gain), GREEN (gain) and GAMMA.

Also available are a set of nine buttons for panel menus and the more advanced functions: DEVICE, SAVE, RECALL, YUV GAIN, UV PED/HUE, RGB PED, MENU, CROP and TIMING.

Finally, around the menu display you'll find a CAL button and rotary controller, a WIPE/BYPASS button and shaft encoder for before and after comparisons and a LEGAL button for legalising. Underneath the display are four F buttons which act as function select and status toggles.

The CoCo 3G Controller is designed to control the CoCo 3G using a RS422 serial link. The control panel communicates with the Crystal Vision frame using the 422 Bus port at the rear of the panel.

Using the RJ45 connector on the RM64 rear module allows one-to-one RS422 wiring from the CoCo 3G Controller straight to the CoCo 3G - allowing the same RJ45 cable to be used for any frame slot. The RJ45 loop-through on the RM64 also makes it easy to wire any number of CoCo 3G to the same control panel, simply by daisy-chaining RJ45 leads.

On power up, the CoCo 3G Controller will automatically search for a CoCo 3G. Any CoCo 3G modules that respond will be shown on the display together with their slot numbers in the connected frame. The DEVICE key can be pressed at any time to show the connected CoCo 3G boards, and can be pressed again to show more CoCo 3G modules, up to a total of 12. To select the CoCo 3G you wish to control, simply press the function key below the desired board shown on the display.

For more information on how to use the CoCo 3G Controller, download the CoCo 3G user manual. To do so you will need your Registered Area username and password – alternatively request a Registered Area password now.

 

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