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Datavideo SE-500Datavideo SE-500 Digital Video Switcher
Quad video preview output with tally indicators! Datavideo's SE-500 Digital Video Switcher offers a compact and light weight, four channel analog input, digital processing video switcher with S-Video (Y/C) and Composite Video inputs.

Part Numbers: SE-500, SE-500 NTSC, SE-500NTSC, SE500 NTSC, SE500NTSC, VDDVSE500
UPC: 0672255001554, 672255001554
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Digital Video Switcher




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Table of Contents
Warnings and Precautions Warnings and Precautions Radio and Television Interference Warranty Disposal Introduction Introduction Product overview Features Packing List Installation, Connections, Set Up Some General Notes on Installation Power Up State Connecting Video sources Connecting Audio sources Outputs and Monitoring Audio Mixer RS-232 control Tally Light output MIDI control Quick Start Front panel Rear panel Selecting video input formats and adjusting audio levels Selecting video output format Using Video and Audio Monitors Cutting between sources Dissolving between sources Other Transitions between sources Effects Controls and Operations Video Source Color Processor Menu Audio Inputs, Levels, and Meters Using Transitions Selecting a Transition: Fade, Wipe Playing a Transition Manually Playing a Transition Automatically List of Transitions Using Effects Effects: Quad Effects: Split Effects: Picture in Picture Freeze Border Background 28
Sample applications Four Camera Shoot: Live Stage Performance/Sporting Event Live Conference Live Event Mixing: Club VJ/Concert Using SE-500 with CG-100 for Titles/Graphics/Logos overlay Troubleshooting / FAQ No power No image at output / S-Video output is black and white Audio clipping Frozen image at output Image distortions etc How does RS 232 work in practice Appendix Glossary of terms Tech notes (Video Standards, Formats, and Quality; Monitor Calibration) Specifications Useful Accessories RS-232 Remote Control Commands MIDI Control Commands Tally Pinouts cross reference between the TLM-404 & the SE-500 Service and Support

Warnings and Precautions

1. Read all of these warnings and save them for later reference. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this unit. 3. Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. 4. Do not use this unit in or near water. 5. Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The unit may fall, causing serious damage. 6. Slots and openings on the cabinet top, back, and bottom are provided for ventilation. To ensure safe and reliable operation of this unit, and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover these openings. Do not place this unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface, as the ventilation openings on the bottom of the cabinet will be blocked. This unit should never be placed near or over a heat register or radiator. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided. 7. This product should only be operated from the type of power source indicated on the marking label of the AC adapter. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your Datavideo dealer or your local power company. 8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this unit where the power cord will be walked on, rolled over, or otherwise stressed. 9. If an extension cord must be used with this unit, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed the extension cords rating. 10. Make sure that the total amperes of all the units that are plugged into a single wall outlet do not exceed 15 amperes. 11. Never push objects of any kind into this unit through the cabinet ventilation slots, as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into this unit. 12. Except as specifically explained elsewhere in this manual, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers that are marked Do Not Remove may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks, and will void your warranty. Refer all service issues to qualified service personnel. 13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power cord is damaged or frayed; b. When liquid has spilled into the unit; c. When the product has been exposed to rain or water; d. When the product does not operate normally under normal operating conditions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions in this manual; improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage to the unit and may often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation; e. When the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged; f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.

2. Headphones jack: accepts a stereo mini jack plug for stereo headphones. The headphone volume is controlled by the Headphone volume control (4.).
3. Audio Meters: LED style meters, which show the signal strength at the Audio Output. The signal measured is determined by the levels set with the Faders (1.). The LEDs turn red at +10 dB to indicate clipping distortion. For more information, see Audio Inputs, Levels, and Meters, page 22.
4. Headphone volume control: controls Headphone level and signal(s) present at the Headphone jack (2.). Level is controlled by the rotary knob. For more information, see Using Video and Audio Monitors, page 16 and Audio Inputs, Levels, and Meters, page 22.
5. Quad Video Effect: combines four different input sources into one single output on program monitor.
6. Split Video Effect: split the selected Sub Video Source and the Main Video Source into left and right half size video screen. Use left and right function key to swap sides. For more information, see Using Effects: Split, page 27. 7. Picture in Picture: puts the selected Sub Video Source in a window on the Main Video Source, with control over window size and placement. Used in conjunction with the Border keys (10.) For more information, see Using Effects: Picture in Picture, page 27. 8. Freeze Video Effect: will grab the last field from the Main video output and hold it as a still image. For more information, see Using Effects: Freeze, page 27. 10
9. Background: When Background is selected in either the Main or Sub Video Source (13, 14.), and the button is pressed (and the LED is lit except with black color background), repeated presses of the color button cycle through the 8 possible solid backgrounds. For more information, see Background, page 28. 10. Menu: Press and hold the button BACKGROUND COLOR for 2 seconds or more, a menu will pop up. You are able to change the camera settings, which include Brightness, Contrast, color, Tint (NTSC only). For more information, see Color Processor, page 20. Press it again, and you can change output format between YUV or S-video out, select RS232C or MIDI control, and color bar output. 11. Border: controls the border style and color for the Picture in Picture effect, and the color edge for the Wipe effect. This control is accessible when the Picture in Picture controls and Wipe transitions (15.) are engaged. For more information, see Using Effects: Picture in Picture, page 27 and Using Transitions: Wipe page 23.

12. T-Bar: used to manually perform a transition. For more information, see Playing a Transition, page 23.
13. Preview: preview the selected transition effect, and background color by pressing the Preview button.
14. Main Video Source Selector: Used to select which of the four video input channels or background is sent to the Main video output. For more information, see Video Source, page 19. 15. Sub Video Source Selector Used to select which of the four video input channels or background will be transitioned to or used as a sub source in an effect.
16. Transition selectors: These twelve selection buttons determine the transition type and allow for the selection of certain effects that are performed on the selected Main Video Input channel. For more information, see Using Transitions, page 23 and Using Effects, page 26.
Tech note: Transcoding is the act of changing video from one format to another,
for example, from composite video to S-video. The SE-500 has been designed to perform transcoding, as part of its standard operating procedure. Select a video source on the Main Source Input bus, and it will be available at the Main Output in all formats, S-Video and Composite, simultaneously. N.B. The output format can be S-Video and Composite or Component Video (YUV) and Composite. It is not possible to output S-Video (Y/C) and Component Video (YUV) at the same time.

SE-500 Rear Panel

1a 2a 3
1. Video inputs, Channels 1, 2, 3, 4. 1a. S-Video (Y/C) input 1b. Composite video input (BNC) 2. Video outputs 2a. Composite video out (BNC) 2b. S-video (Y/C) out 2c. Component (Combine Composite & Y/C with supplied breakout cable)* 2d. Quad preview output (BNC)
3. RS-232 Control 4. Tally Signal out 5. MIDI Control* 6. Microphone input Ch2 (1/4 jack) 7. Microphone input Ch1 (1/4 jack) 8. Audio inputs (Stereo, RCA connector) 9. Two Stereo Audio outputs (RCA) 10. Power On / Off switch 11. DC Power input 12V 1.5A
1. Video In (Channels 1, 2, 3, and 4 are all set up the same way) a. Composite video input: takes a BNC connector from the composite output of a VCR, camera, DVD player, etc. b. S-Video (Y/C) input: takes a standard 4 pin S-video cable from the output of a VCR, camera, DVD player, etc. N.B If S-Video (Y/C) is connected it will be automatically selected in priority over Composite. 2. Video Output. These ports carry the Main video output of the SE-500. a. Composite video out: BNC connector typically connected to a program monitor. b. S-video out: standard 4 pin S-video (Y/C) connector, typically connected to a VCR, projector, or monitor. c. Y.U.V. video out: Combine Composite & Y/C with the supplied breakout cable. These BNC connectors carry the analog component Main video signal, and would typically be connected to a master recorder (Betacam, DVCPro, or DVCam, for example), component video monitor, or a satellite uplink. (See page 16 for more information on connecting these ports to a device.) d. Quad preview out: BNC connector carrying a quad video signal with effect, Tally light, background, and speed indicators. 3. RS-232 control: for PC or other devices to remote control via RS-232 protocol. Please read the Appendix of RS-232 Protocol on page 45 for more information.

The source you select (by pressing one of the buttons; a bright red LED on the selected button lights for confirmation) on the Main Source bus is what is sent to the Video output. This means that you can perform cuts between sources by simply pressing different buttons. The Sub Source selection determines which input will be transitioned to when using any of the transition controls (Wipe and Fade) and provides the video for Picture in Picture and Split functions. (See Using Transitions, page 23, and Using Effects, page 26 for more details.) In addition to selecting which video input channel will be present in the Main and Sub Source busses, you must check the appropriate input for each channel in use. (See Selecting video input formats and adjusting audio levels, page 18.) The SE 500 has automatic input select; if there is an S-Video cable connected to the S-Video input, the channel will automatically switch to S-Video input. However this means that, if both composite and S-Video inputs are connected and there is no valid video signal present thru SVideo, you will see a black video when that channel is selected for output. For example, if you have a camcorder connected to channel 1 through the composite input, and you also have channel 1s S(Y/C) connected to another non-working device, you will see a black video, even if the camcorder is supplying a signal. You will also see a black video if the camcorder is not supplying a video signal, such as when it is powered off, or in playback mode with no tape loaded.
Tech note: The frozen image is a function of how the time base corrector (TBC, a.k.a. frame synchronizer)
works. The SE-500 has a TBC at the Main Video Source and the Sub Video Source input on each channel. Their purpose is to stabilize the video signals as they come into the switcher, and to synchronize their timing so that they can be switched and otherwise combined with no disruption to the video signal.

Color Processor

The Color Processor controls work when you press and hold the Background (9.) button for 2 seconds or more, which is temporarily displayed at the Preview Output. For more information, please see the MENU section. These controls are like picture controls on a video monitor or the proc amp (processing amplifier) controls on a time base corrector. In fact, they are the proc amp controls of one of the SE-500s 4 internal TBCs. On the top of screen you can see 4 different numbers, each represent the input channel from the SE-500 rear panel. On the left side of this section are the 4 controls (Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Tint (NTSC only)). 0 stands for Unity, or perhaps Unchanged. In either case, it shows that the signal passing through that particular control is being neither boosted nor cut. To move to another control, press the up or down arrow button. To move to another channel, press the left or right arrow button. To change the settings, press the or buttons. Brightness Contrast Color Tint*

The MENU works when you press and hold the BACKGROUND (9.) button for 2 seconds or more, which is temporarily displayed at the Preview Output. The first adjustment is the Color Processor as described above. Press the button again, and you can select IRE, video output format, remote control protocol, and color bar output. Use the up or down arrow keys to move to different categories, and then use or to change the setting. You may select between Y/C, C, C or YUV, C (Composite) for video output formats. If you want to output SVideo select Y/C, C, C. If you want to run a Component (YUV) output, select YUV, C and use the supplied breakout cable to get a Component output signal. If you use a MIDI keyboard in live concerts, you can control the SE-500. Go to Remote Control, use or to change the setting from RS-232C to MIDI. Press BACKGROUND again, select the desired MIDI channel you wish to use. While you are setting the channel on the SE-500, please also set up the channel on your MIDI device. After you finish setting, press the button again. Turn off the unit, and then turn it back on. Now you can start to use the MIDI device to control the SE-500. For more detailed information on MIDI control protocol, please refer to page 52.
Tech Note: All the settings will be memorized except color bar output.
Audio Inputs, Levels, and Meters (Faders, bus selectors,) Audio Input Level Calibration Procedure
The first step in setting up the audio for a session with your SE-500 consists of adjusting the levels on which channel you will be using. Slide the Master fader to Max, and set the other faders to 0. Then, listening to the audio and watching the Audio Level Meters (see below), set the level with the fader so that the sound is consistently at between +0 dB (green LED) and +8 dB (yellow LED) and just barely peaks occasionally to +10 dB (red LED). The idea is to avoid any audible distortion (clipping), caused by making the signal level too high at this stage.
Three faders on the left represent the input volumes (CH-1, CH-2, AUX), which determine what signals are present at the Main Output. If any of the faders are all the way down, there will be no audio from that input channel heard at the output. These faders correspond with each input and control the relative volume of each input in the master output as well as the master output level. When the faders are set to 0, they pass the audio signal through at the same level it was at when it entered this bus. You can increase or decrease the volume of each channel by moving the fader up or down. These meters show the audio signal level at the Main output. The strength of any audio signal that is routed to the output will be displayed here. As mentioned above, these meters play a vital part in correctly setting the audio levels to avoid clipping or other distortion. Youll notice that the LEDs are green up through the +0 dB level, turn yellow at +4 dB, and turn red at +10 dB. As you set the audio level for each input, make sure that the signal peaks to +8 dB or very occasionally to +10 dB. Every time the signal goes to +12 dB, it will be distorted. Use the Headphone section to accurately monitor with the Master volume output. In many cases, headphones may be a more useful and accurate choice than speakers for audio monitoring. For example, in a noisy club or at a concert, you wont be able to hear any additional sound coming through speakers. Headphones will also more accurately reproduce the sound you wish to monitor at a lower cost than speakers.

Using Transitions

The SE-500 can do 3 kinds of transitions: cut, fade, and wipe. The cut is a simple switch from one input source to another, and can be accomplished by selecting a source on the Main Source Bus, and then selecting a second one. One source is replaced by the next at the video output. Not flashy, not fancy, nothing to customize, but gets the job done. In fact, if you watch a film or video, paying attention to transitions, youll see that the cut is far and away the most often used transition. When you want a transition that is more stylish or fancy, see the next section.
Selecting a transition: Fade, Wipe
First, some definitions: A fade, also known as a dissolve, is a transition wherein all the pixels of one source are replaced by all the pixels of another, at a smooth rate, and at the same time. In a wipe transition, the change from one source to another happens along a predefined edge. It is like one source is being pulled back or pushed on to the other. But a picture is worth a thousand words, so. Select a main source and sub source, select Wipe, or Fade from the buttons above, press Preview button to see what it would like on program. Then, perform the actual transition manually by moving the T-bar up and down. See below for a list of transitions and variations.

Playing a transition

The T-Bar is the traditional switcher device for performing transitions; it can be either all the way up, all the way down, or anywhere in between. The up and down positions are relative, meaning one position is before and one position is after the transition. The T-Bar performs the selected transition between the selected sources as fast as you move the T-Bar. And it performs as much of the transition as you want. If no transition is selected, moving the T-Bar performs a fade between the selected sources.
Playing a transition automatically
The auto transition can be performed by RS-232 or MIDI control. In the auto-take, there are three different speeds you could select. For further detail see RS-232 Remote Control Command on page 45 and MIDI Remote Control Command on page 50.
List of transitions and parameters (suitable for photocopying)
Wipe (works in conjunction with Border controls):
Block wipe from center to full screen.
Right angle wipe on, upper right to lower left
Right angle reveal, lower right to upper left
Right angle wipe on, upper left to lower right
Right angle reveal, lower left to upper right
Horizontal wipe, top to bottom
Horizontal wipe, bottom to top
Vertical wipe, left to right
Vertical wipe, right to left
Vertical wipe, middle to left and right
Horizontal wipe, middle to top and bottom

Using Effects

Effects: Freeze

This effect freezes the incoming video, as selected on the Main Video Source Bus. There are no parameters, no variations. Press the button once and the video freezes, press it again, and it returns to the selected source in full motion. The Freeze effect is single channel, and can work in conjunction with any transition. 27


These controls are used in conjunction with the Picture in Picture Effect and Wipe transition only, and can only be activated when the Picture in Picture or Wipe control is active. 8 Colors are available for the wipe border: black, blue, magenta, red, green, cyan, yellow and white. See Background Color below. (Wipe only). In PIP mode the border can only be white.


While not strictly an effect, these controls are in the same general area, and we thought youd look here for any information you might need. These controls select what solid color the background will be when selected on either the Main or Sub Video bus. There are eight possible background colors; see below, the LED lights up in the selected color (except for black where the LED goes out), and it is indicated on the preview monitor output. The background colors are: black, blue, magenta, red, green, cyan, yellow, and white. Engage this control by pressing the button. The LEDs color will correspond with the background color (except black) to indicate that the controls are active. Repeated presses of the button select different colors.

Sample applications

We figured, being practical minded, that the best way to show off what the SE-500 can do is to give you some examples of how it could be used in real life situations. Each example refers to a block diagram for set up and connections. Each of these examples is meant to illustrate a typical type of use for the SE-500. Needless to say, there will be many variations on any of these themes. Try to look for the principles of each set up and adapt these to your particular situation. As you get deeper into working with your SE-500 in different situations, you should familiarize yourself with the Tech Notes, page 37, Accessories sections, page 42, and Appendix, pages 35 for a quick index of how to do various things with your digital Switcher.
Four Camera Shoot: Live Stage Performance / Sporting Event
The first example is a typical four-camera shoot. The example is based on a stage performance such as a play or a band, but it could just as easily be slightly modified for other live situations such as sporting events. The four cameras are feeding analogue signals to the SE 500, via Composite or S-Video. It would be possible to use DV cameras by adding a Datavideo DAC 6 to each of the channels that you want to run DV. With four cameras it may be worth using the Tally Light feed, so that the camera operators will be aware when they are live, or save to re-position. Depending on the complexity of the shoot, you may want to use an external Mic/Audio Mixer to handle the audio and then channel the output of the audio mixer to the SE 500, or simply use the two Mic inputs and have an audio source, such as a CD player for background music. If you shooting a sporting event the main microphone would be the commentator and the second Mic would be crowd noise. The output can be recorded live to tape or DVD, or alternatively it could be sent to a giant screen or projector. The vision mixer operator will be responsible for ensuring the right camera feed is selected and that switching from camera to camera is carried out at appropriate times.

Live Conference

In this second example we see a typical conference set up. There are two cameras to handle the speaker and the overview, with audience reaction or other action on the stage. Both cameras are analogue, but by adding a DAC 6 to any of the channels it would be possible to use a DV camera. There is a VCR or DVD player cued up with footage to enhance the speakers presentation, and a feed from a laptop of a PowerPoint presentation that the speaker will be referencing throughout his speech. There is a microphone feed from centre stage, and the possibility of a second microphone for ambient sound or perhaps to field questions from the audience. The output can be fed to a giant screen, video-wall or projector; the audio output can be fed to the P.A. System. In this situation the vision mixer operator will take cues from the speaker for when to introduce the video footage and PowerPoint presentation. The operator will also control the volume levels of the two microphones and the audio feed from the VCR / DVD.
Live Event Mixing: Club VJ / Concert
In our final example we are looking at a typical V.J. set up. Increasingly in clubs video images are used to add to the overall effect and atmosphere, they are combined with light displays and other audio / visual effects. In the set up above we see two cameras being used, one on the audience and the second on the V.J, it could just as easily be a second angle of the audience. There are two DVD or VCR sources, these could be showing animated patterns or backgrounds, promotional videos, music videos, just about anything. The audio from one of the DVD decks is being fed into the aux audio input; although it is more likely you would run both the DVD player audio feeds into an external audio mixer, together with CD players, keyboards and other audio feeds. The mixed output from the audio mixer would then be fed into the SE 500. The job of the V.J is to control everything that is seen and heard. Combining video and audio images together in an entertaining way. It is possible the V.J may control the SE 500 via MIDI control from a Keyboard, or sequences the whole show via RS 232 and run it all from a PC.
Using SE-500 with CG-100 for Titles/Graphics/Logos overlay
Connect to DecklinkSP YUV input on a PC with CG-100 installed To Master Recorder Deck Or To Projector
Using YUV output (with a breakout cable) on SE-500 to communicate with a PC with Decklink SP CG overlay card and CG-100 CG software (page 42) to perform a text overlay for the output video.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

No power No image at output / black and white output from S-Video (Y/C) Audio clipping Audio or video feedback Frozen image at output Image distortions How does the RS 232 work in practice
No power 1. Check that the power supply is plugged into the SE 500, and to a suitable mains outlet, and that it is switched on. 2. Move the SE-500 to a cooler location and allow the unit time to cool off before powering on again. No image at output / black and white output from S (Y/C) 1. 2. Make sure that there is an image from all your Video Input sources on the quad preview monitor. Check that the output format is set correctly for S (Y/C) or Component.

Next adjust the hue control until the cyan and magenta vertical bars are of the same brightness. Use the same technique described above, matching the vertical bar with the diagonally opposite horizontal bar of the same color. The goal of these last 2 adjustments, to chroma and hue, is to make the 4 large vertical bars (gray, cyan, magenta, and blue) of all the same intensity or brightness. When that is done, turn off the blue only switch or remove the blue filter, and look at some program material (video) with skin tones, and use that as a somewhat subjective (though accurate) basis for making fine tuning adjustments to chroma and hue. If you have a waveform monitor and/or a vector scope, you can and probably do use it to check and adjust the input video signals. The instruction manual will give you all the information you need. But, if you dont have a waveform monitor/vector scope to adjust incoming video, you can make those adjustments by eye, using the SE-500s color processing controls, now that you have a properly calibrated program monitor. The process for each input channel will be very similar to the process we just used to calibrate the program monitor, except we were adjusting the controls on the monitor, and now we will be adjusting the controls on the SE-500. For each input you plan to be using, have a valid signal and adjust the Color Processor controls on the SE500 in this order: 1. Set Y-Gain to Zero; turn color all the way down so that the image is gray; 2. Adjust brightness until the image shows shadow detail and no blown out highlights; 3. Adjust Y-Gain until just before the highlights bloom; 4. (NTSC only) Bring the color control back to its midpoint; adjust hue so that the skin tones look natural; 5. Adjust color, and hue if necessary, to keep the skin tones natural and not oversaturated (too red).


Video Formats Analog Y/C, Composite CCIR601 NTSC and PAL (PAL and NTSC are separate models) Video Inputs 4 S (Y/C), Composite Video Output 1 Quad Video source monitoring (Composite) 2 Composite 1 S (Y/C) 1 Component (With breakout cable, it uses the S (Y/C), and one Composite output.) Audio Inputs 1 Stereo input (RCA connector) 2 Mono Microphone (1/4 phono jack) Audio Output 1 Stereo main outputs (RCA connector) 1 Stereo headphone (Mini jack with volume control) 0.3Wrms 8 ohm Quad Channel Time Base Correction Full Frame Synchronization, 4:2:2, 13.5MHz Digital Effects including A/B dissolves, PIP, border lines, and over 12 Wipes with various manually transition speeds RS-232 Data Control Port Connecting PC RS-232 for remote control Color Processing Brightness +/-10% Y-gain +/- 3dB Color +3/-10dB Tint +/- 10 degrees (NTSC only) Video Bandwidth Component 5.2 MHz S (Y/C) 5.0 MHz Composite5.0 MHz DG, DP +/- 3%, 3 degrees Signal/Noise Ratio: Video > 50 dB Audio > 65 dB

Audio 20 to 20KHz +/-1dB Audio THD <0.1% Dimensions W x D x H 15.75" x 10.5" x 3.25" (Approx) 400mm x 265mm x 83mm (Approx) Weight 13.8 lb, 5.5 Kg Power Input: DC 12V, 1.5A
Useful Accessories from Datavideo

Datavideo CG- CG-100

THE FIRST AFFORDABLE SDI CG SOLUTION LIVE SDI TITLE / GRAPHIC / LOGO OVERLAY CG-100 can be used in any SDI or YUV input switchers. It can be also used in SE-500 via YUV output interfaces. SDI overlay offers the best, broadcast quality, CG solution in the industry today. However, it has always been beyond the budget of small studios and production houses - The Datavideo CG-100 has changed that! The CG-100 combines with a Blackmagic Design Decklink Card to bring you live SDI CG overlay at an affordable price. It supports NTSC and PAL video standards and is able to generate graphics for 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios. Pages can be composed and combined with animation effects, to run as a sequence, or they can be displayed and edited live. The CG-100 combines perfectly with the SE-500/SE-800 to give superb quality graphics / text / logo overlay on live production mixes.
Datavideo VGA to DV converter- PPT-100
In many conferences and seminars, lecturers need to present videos and additional PC information to the audience. When they switch sources between PC and other medias on the projector, will cause the transient black picture and then interrupt the meeting process. The solution is a high-end VGA to video converter, which converts VGA to high-resolution video, enabling the PC output to be selected via a video switcher. Thanks to Blackmagic Design and Datavideo the solution is at hand. Blackmagic Design have introduced a low cost range of SDI solutions, which are called the Decklink Series, and Datavideo have developed the first software for displaying VGA directly out thru these Decklink SDI cards. The Datavideo PPT-100 takes full advantage of the Decklink card and Intel 915 chipset technology. Users can easily convert PC images (VGA) to SDI, change image position and size, and select 42
different colors for the pointer; and then, display on projector or large TV wall. With a vision mixer / switcher such as the SE-800, you can also combine DVD player, DV camera, VCR, VHS and CD player for a perfect presentation.
Datavideo TLM-70D 7 TFT LCD
Datavideo TLM-70D is a 7 TFT LCD monitors, 3U height design with TLM-70JF you can easily to insert it on standard 19" rack cabinet. NTSC/PAL video format auto recognition (Analog video only) with video passes through 75-ohm self-terminated video output connector. The "AUX" input provides options for external format converters such as SDI input converter. With contrast, brightness, color and tint (Tint only available for NTSC) controls for a best view quality of display. LCD Display Aspect Ratio Brightness (luminance) Video Input Video Output Video System Tally Indication Power Consumption 7" TFT LCD active matrix, resolution 1480 x 234 4:3/16:NITs 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm Loop-through with self 75 Ohm-terminated NTSC/PAL auto recognition (Analog only) 3-color Tally LED indicators DC12Volt. 50W.

3. Application layer The application layer designates the command structure and contents. 3.1 Command data format 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10 11th 4 Command Operated Operated Operated Operated Operated Operated Operated Group #0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1) The command group 05h (base 16) = SE500 control command 2) The operated refer to section 4. 3.2 Return data format 5 6th 7 8th 9th 10th 11th 4 Command parameter parameter parameter parameter parameter parameter parameter Status #0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 1) The command status 05h=SE500 control command status 2) The parameter refers to section 6. 4. The operated of SE500 control command 5th Operated #0 Mode Code 6th Operated #1 Key code 7th Operated #2 T-bar low 8th Operated #3 T-bar high

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4.1. OP#0 = Control mode code 00H = Ask status 01H = Normal key control 02H = T-BAR control 4.1. OP#1 = control key code.( refer to section 5) when OP#0=01H = 00h= disable remote control T-bar when OP#0=02H = 01h= enable remote control T-bar when OP#0=02H 4.2. OP#2 and OP#3 = T-BAR control value when OP#0=02H The T-bar control value is 10 bits The bit4 to bit 0 of OP#1 = the low 5 bits of the T-bar control value. The bit4 to bit 0 of OP#2 = the high5 bits of the T-bar control value. 5. The SE500 control key code (Base 16) 01h = key_main_A 02h = key_main_B 03h = key_main_C 04h = key_main_D 05h = key_main_BK 06h = key_sub_A 07h = key_sub_B 08h = key_sub_C 09h = key_sub_D 0ah = key_sub_BK 0bh = key_QUAD 0ch = key_POP 0dh = key_freeze 0eh = key_preview 0fh = key_take 10h = key_fade 11h = key_center_block (wipe) 12h= key_right_top_block (wipe) 13h= key_right_bottom_block (wipe) 14h= key_left_top_block (wipe) 46
15h= key_left_bottom_block (wipe) 16h= key_top_block (wipe) 17h= key_bottom_block (wipe) 18h= key_right_block (wipe) 19h= key_left_block (wipe) 1ah= key_horizontal (wipe) 1bh= key_vertical (wipe) 20h= key_border_on 22h= key_background_color 24h= key_speed* 26h = key_PIP 3bh = key_menu 3ch = key_up 3dh = key_down 3eh = key_left 3fh = key_right 40h = key_reset 41h = key_plus 42h = key_minus *Note: Send the key_speed code to the SE500,the speed of effect will be changed follow below rule. SPEED_1 SPEED_2 SPEED_3 SPEED_1 ,,,, 6. The return parameter of SE500 control command status 7 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 5th 6 parameter parameter Parameter parameter parameter parameter parameter Parameter #0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Error code Busy Effect LED1 LED2 LED3 Effect Background Color flag Mode No. & border +Speed 13th 14th parameter parameter #8 #9 LED4 LED5 ,,, ,,, ,,,
1) The error code 01h = Time out (over 15ms) 02h = length error 03h = checksum error 04h = not support command 05h = operated error 2) The Busy Flag 00h = ready 01h = busy 11h = busy + T_bar active 3) The effect mode & effect speed The bit 3 to bit0 is the effect mode x0h=cut mode, x1h=MENU mode, x2h=fade mode, x3h=wipe mode, x4h=QUAD mode, x5h=POP mode, x6h=PIP mode The bit6 to bit4 are the auto effect speed 0xh = SPEED_1, 1xh= SPEED_2 2xh = SPEED_3

SE500 MIDI Remote Control Command VER: 1.00a Release date: 2005/06/03
1. Physical layer 1.5 Follow the MIDI SPEC. 1.0 1.6 Communication rate: 31250 BPS 1.7 Data format: 8 bits serial, LSB first, 1 start bit, 1 stop bit, none parity 2. Data link layer 2.1 Control messages = MIDI Channel voice messages * Received only if Note Mode is ON * The input of each channel is selected. * Ignored if a non-selectable note message is received. 2.2 Control messages * Note on nd rd 3 byte Status 2 byte ---------------------------------------------------------------------------9nH kkH vvH Symbol Meaning Range ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------n: MIDI channel 0H-FH(ch.1--ch.16) kk: Note number 00H-7FH(0--127) = SE500 control command vv: Velocity value,etc. 00H-7FH(0--127) Only in the case of Note-on Velocity 01H-7FH(1--127) 3. SE500 control command correspond to note number as follows Note Note No. SE500 command ; ; ; C4 C#4 D4 D#4 E4 F4 F#4 G4 G#4 A4 A#4 B4 C5 C#5 D5 D#5 Efade key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key wipe key SUB A key QUAD key SUB B key SPLIT key SUB C key
F5 F#5 G5 G#5 A5 A#5 B5 C6 C#6 D6 D#6 E6 F6 F#6 G6 G#6 A6 A#6 4. Example
SUB D key PIP key SUB BG key Freeze key Preview key NC TAKE key MAIN A key Background color key MAIN B key Border key MAIN C key MAIN D key Speed _1 key MAIN BG key Speed_ 2 key Change Speed key Speed_ 3 key
1. Change the transition effect to fade = 90H, 30H, 64H 90H= Note on, Channel =1 (IF the SE500s MIDI channel is 1) 30H=Note No 48=fade key 64H= Velocity value > 0 2. Take the transition effect = 90H, 47H, 64H 47H=Note No 71=Take key * Very Easy to use, any MIDI keyboard can control the SE500.
SE500 Tally Pin Outs Cross Reference VER: 1.00 Release date: 2005/07/07
LED A3 LED A2 LED A1 Ground LED D3 LED B3 LED B2 LED B1 Ground LED D2 LED C3 LED C2 LED C1 Ground LED D1 = pin 1 = pin 2 = pin 3 = pin 4 = pin 5 = pin 6 = pin 7 = pin 8 = pin 9 = pin 10 = pin 11 = pin 12 = pin 13 = pin 14 = pin 15 = = = = = = = = = = = = = 1R (Main1) 1G 1Y (Sub1) GND 4R (Main4) 2R (MAIN2) 2G 2Y (Sub2) GND 4G 3R (Main3) 3G 3Y (Sub3)

Video Channel 3 4

Red LED (On Air) Pin 1 Pin 6 Pin 11 Pin 5
Green LED (Off line) Pin 2 Pin 7 Pin 12 Pin 10
Yellow LED (Next) Pin 3 Pin 8 Pin 13 Pin 15

= GND = 4Y (Sub4)

(Main)2R (Main)3R 2G 3G (Sub)2Y (Sub)3Y GND GND 4G (Sub)4Y
(Main)1R 1G (Sub)1Y GND (Main)4R


Product registration
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SE-500 REGISTRATION CARD Please return this card for product warranty registration Serial Number: Where did you purchase: Your name: Your mailing Address:

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Service and Support

It is our goal to make your products ownership a satisfying experience. Our supporting staff is available to assist you in setting up and operating your system. Please refer to our web site for answers to common questions, support requests or contact your local office below. Datavideo Corporation (USA) 12300-U East Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90606 USA Tel: Datavideo Technologies Europe BV Californiedreef BL Utrecht, The Netherlands Tel:
Datavideo UK Limited Unit 2 Waterside Business Park, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 1BE UK Tel: +851000 Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd. 10F, 176 Jian-Yi Rd, Chung Ho City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan 235 Tel:

Datavideo Technologies China Co. 2F-D, 2 Lane 777, West Guangzhong Rd, Zhabei District, Shanghai, China Tel: Datavideo Technologies (S) PTE Ltd. No. 100, Lorong 23 Geylang, #01-03 DCentennial Bldg, Singapore 388398 Tel: +6866 Datavideo Hong Kong Limited G/F., 26 Cross Lane, Wanchai, HK Tel: +1981

All the trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved 2005. 54

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SE-500 four-input SD video switcher
TLM-702 / 2 x 7 TFT LCD Optional Monitor Bank
The SE-500 is a compact, light weight, 4-channel analog video/audio switcher with a built-in Time Base Correction.
The SE-500 accepts S-Video (Y/C) and composite video signals, making it ideal for small churches, schools, clubs, or pubs anywhere that you want a low cost, extremely reliable video / audio switcher. In addition to S-Video and composite Video, the SE-500 also provides component (Y:U:V) output. Features include dissolves, icker free cuts, wipes, splits, PiP and a color processor. It also has built-in TBC for each channel for seamless switching. The SE-500 has a selectable quad-view output of the four inputs. You only need two video monitors one for the source and one for program output. The SE-500 can be manually operated or controlled via RS-232 & MIDI interface.


Monitor output: preview may be displayed as PIP or Quad preview With the included breakout cable, one composite output and one S-Video output can be combined and converted into a component output Built in audio mixer with two microphone channels, one auxiliary video source output Digital processor - high image quality Digital effects - split, PIP, wipe, fade and quad display effect Illuminated backlit control buttons 5-pin MIDI control interface Headphone monitor with volume control NTSC or PAL video standards (not a dual standard device)
SE-500 SE-500 model is a 4 input analog video and audio switcher that comes with a quad preview.


Video Inputs: 4x composite, 4x S-Video Outputs: 3x composite and 1x S -Video or 2x composite 1x component Audio Inputs: 2x unbalanced RCA and mic Outputs: 2x unbalanced RCA

Useful Accessories

TB-5 A tally box that comes with 4 indicators compatible with both the Datavideo SE-500 and SE-900. TLM-702 This is a 2 unit; 7 TFT LCD unit that comes with on screen display features and HD-SDI inputs. RKM-572 This is a holder for the SE-500; also includes space to hold TLM-702.
Control RS-232 control interface Power 12V 1.5A DC 110/220 power supply included

Y:U:V Output CV Output

Rear View

CV Input

RMC-150 Control
AUX In/Out Microphone Input

DC In On/Off

MIDI Control S-Video (Y/C) Input S-Video (Y/C) Quad Preview Tally output
Optional Accessories Ethernet Remote Controller
The RMC-150 is a PC/Network control box. Allows full control of SE-500 using our free software (Available on-line) System Requirements
CPU: Pentium 4 , 2.4GHz RAM: 512MB RAM Screen Resolution: 1024x768 OS: Windows XP or higher

Remote control software

Connect the SE-500 directly to a RS-232 port on an computer and control the switcher using special computer software.


Connection Diagram




TB-5 Tally Box & Indicators
15-Pin Tally or connector
Tall Tally Out TB-5 Tally Box & Indicators TB-5 Tally Box

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Width: 15.7 inches (400mm) Depth: 10.3 inches (262mm) Height: 3.3inches (84mm) Weight: 5lb (2.3kg)



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