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Using Presets on the C2-4000 / C2-5000 series
Question
ID
15
Category
C2-5000 Series Universal Scaler
Date Created
03/12/2003 16:55:10
Date Updated
13/10/2005 11:28:10
How do I use the Presets on the C2-4000 / C2-5000 series?
Answer
Presets were introduced on firmware revision 92 on the C2-4000 / C2-5000 series and allow the user to create up to 5 pre-defined settings for the scaler. See C2-4000 & C2-5000 series firmware updates.

PLEASE NOTE: 'Presets' are known as 'Macros' on the C2-7000 series - see Using Macros on the C2-7000 series dual channel video scaler

Presets themselves do not store the whole current setting of a scaler - they only store a number of individual values of the scaler's settings.

For example, if Programmable button 10 was defined as Preset 1, you can program that button to just set the Output image to 27 (eg. 1024x768 60Hz). That's all it might be programmed to change - or you may want something more complex like setting the Shrink value to 50% and the "H/V shr. pos.%" settings to 0,0 (top left). The Presets have been created to be as flexible as you need them to be.

To set up a preset, follow these steps:
a) First, assign a Preset (eg. Preset 1) to a programmable button in the 'Adjust buttons' menu. The current User Manual details how to change these buttons. Once the Preset is assigned, the LED above that button will be on when something is stored in that Preset.
b) Using the menu controls, go to the feature you want to save - eg. the Shrink value. Ensure it is the value you want it to be - adjust it if necessary.
c) Then press and hold the Programmable button with the Preset assigned to it until you hear a high-pitched beep. This indicates that that setting's value has been stored to that Preset. Firmware versions 160 onwards will display a message on the LCD screen to say that the setting has been added to the preset.
d) That's it! Whenever you press that Programmable button, it will bring back that setting's value.
e) To add more settings to the same Preset, re-do (b) and (c) for each setting in turn.

To delete (erase) a Preset, hold down the Programmable button it's assigned to until you hear a high-pitched beep and then a low-pitched beep. The second beep indicates that the Preset has been erased. Firmware versions 160 onwards will indicate on the LCD screen that the preset has been deleted.

Typical uses of Presets are to go in and out of certain uses and applications of the scaler. Eg.:
Preset 1 = activate PIP in a certain place on screen:
Lock method=PIP, Shrink=50%, H/V shr. pos.%=0,0 (top left).
Preset 2 = de-activate PIP:
Lock method=Lock, Shrink=100%, H/V shr. pos.%=50,50 (the default position).
(Here, Preset 2 leaves Lock on so that there's no glitch when PIP is subsequently activated.

Please also note the following:
1. Macros are non-volatile, so will retain the settings data even when power is removed.
2. However, the Programmable button assignments are not non-volatile, so you should Store them if needed (by holding in the rotary control knob).
3. Macros store the value currently shown within the square brackets [ ].
4. Trying to store a value where none is shown (ie. no square brackets) will more than likely clear the Macro.
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