How to Initialize Overlay Mode through Display Studio with a DMP-7000 Controller?

​Question

  • How to Initialize Overlay Mode through Display Studio with a DMP-7000 Controller?

Environment

  • DMP-7000
  • VIP-4400 or VIP-4500
  • Show Control Display Studio

An 'Initialize VIP' button can be used to configure your Daktronics Video Image Processor (i.e. VIP-4400, VIP-4500) to your pre-determined desired settings.  This button allows for a quick re-set of your VIP to put it in Overlay Mode. 

This article provides instructions and recommendations on how to create a button that will initialize the VIP for overlay mode. The lines of script can change the VIP's output channels to reflect settings such as the desired video input, source, viewable and window areas, and key colors.  This button may be used when the VIP's settings have been changed and must be 'reset' to your desired settings.  The VIP does not need to be initialized regularly, and should only be done on the initial boot up or if settings have been changed.

Answer/Steps

1.  Create a New Script Button

1.  Inside of your Display Studio Scripting Container, right-click and select New Button.

2.  Type Initialize VIP into the button's header.

2.  Add a Command to Set the Video Input

There are 4 video channels available within the VIP. Separate inputs can be used for all channels or many used this same way. This document explains how to set up Channel 1.

1.  Add a line by clicking the  icon. '+'.   This will bring up a 5 step process.  In Step 1, select DMP-7000 Video Processor Control.

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2.  Click on button 2 and select the appropriate sign with VIP control.

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3.  Click on button 3 and select Set Input.

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4.  Click on button 4 and select the appropriate input type of your video source.

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5.  Click on button 5 and select Video Processor 1, Channel 1.

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3.  Add a Command to Set the Video Source

1.  Return to the button properties home by clicking the "*" icon at the top left.

2.  Add a new line by selecting  '+'.  Select DMP-7000 Video Processor Control.

3.  Click on button 2 and select the sign connected to the VIP.

4.  Click on button 3 and select Set Source.

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5.  Click on button 4 and select Overlay.

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6.  Click on button 5 and select Video Processor 1, Channel 1.

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4.  Add a Command to Set the Viewable Area

The "viewable area" is the area/size of the incoming video signal your VIP will receive. For example, for an entire 720p signal, the height and width would be set to 720 x 1280. If the entire signal is not accepted, the edges can be trimmed to only accept the center portion. For more, see- How to set up the Daktronics Video Image Processors or VIP’s for Overlay Mode?, DD3085326.

1.  Return to the button properties home by clicking the "*"  icon at the top left.

2.  Add a new line by selecting '+'  Select DMP-7000 Video Processor Control.

3.  Click on button 2 and select sign.

4.  Click on button 3 and select Set Viewable Area.

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5.  Click on button 4 and enter the appropriate viewable area or incoming video size.

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Note: In some cases, the video size and the proportion of the video may vary. To avoid distorting the video, the video signal can be "trimmed" by adjusting the top and left coordinates. 

6.  Click on button 5 and select Video Processor 1, Channel 1.

5.  Add a Command to Set the Windowed Area

1.  The "window" area is the size of the display or the size of the area that the desired video will be placed within the full size of the display in pixels. Channel 1 should be designated for full screen. The video should begin at Top 0 and Left 0. The Height and Width should match the size of the display.

2.  Return to the button properties home by clicking the "*" icon at the top left.

3.  Add a new line by selecting '+'. Select DMP-7000 Video Processor Control.

4.  Click on button 2 and select your sign.

5.  Click on button 3 and select Set Window Area.

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6.  Click on button 4, and set the Window Area of your VIP.

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Note: The Window Area is the size and/or location within the display that the VIP outputs the desired video. For full screen video, the Window Area may be the pixel height and width of the display.

7.  Click on button 5 and select Video Processor 1, Channel 1.

6.  Add a Command to Set the Key Color Level

1.  This final command will set the key color level.

2.  Return to the button properties home by clicking the "*"  icon at the top left.

3.  Add a new line by selecting '+'  Select DMP-7000 Video Processor Control
4.  Click on button 2 and select your sign. 

5.  Click on button 3 and select Set Key Levels.

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6.  Click on button 4, set Key Levels.

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Note: The Key color must differ from each channel. Standard color suggestions are Green 247, Red 247, Blue 247, and Red 247 plus Blue 247.

7.  Click on button 5 and select video processor 1, and the channels.

8.  Click the SAVE button to close the button properties.

7.  Test the Initialize VIP Button

Click on the Initialize VIP button to test the configuration. The button should play the video settings for channel 1.

Resources

Videos

KB ID: DD3099259


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