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Using Macros on the C2-7000 series dual channel video scaler
Question
ID
160
Category
C2-7000 Series Dual Channel Video Processor
Date Created
13/10/2005 10:50:46
Date Updated
13/10/2005 11:27:39
How do I use macros on the C2-7000 series dual channel video scaler?
Answer
Macros on the C2-7000 series and allow the user to create up to 5 pre-defined settings for the scaler.

PLEASE NOTE: On the C2-4000/5000 series 'macros' were known as 'presets', but their function was virtually identical. See Using Presets on the C2-4000 / C2-5000 series

Macros 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 Macro 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 Macros have been created to be as flexible as you need them to be.

To set up a Macro, follow these steps:
a) First, assign a Macro (eg. Macro 1) to a programmable button in the 'Adjust buttons' menu. The current User Manual details how to change these buttons. Once the Macro is assigned, the LED above that button will be active when something is stored in that Macro.
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 Macro assigned to it until you hear a high-pitched beep. This indicates that that setting's value has been stored to that Macro. A message will be displayed on the LCD screen to say that the setting has been added to the Macro.
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 Macro, re-do (b) and (c) for each setting in turn.

To delete (erase) a Macro, 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, and a message will be displayed to say so.

Typical uses of Macros are to go in and out of certain uses and applications of the scaler. Eg.:
Macro 1 = activate PIP in a certain place on screen:
Lock method=PIP, Shrink=50%, H/V shr. pos.%=0,0 (top left).
Macro 2 = de-activate PIP:
Lock method=Lock, Shrink=100%, H/V shr. pos.%=50,50 (the default position).
(Here, Macro 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. Macros also remember which output/window you are currently in (eg. 1A, 2b, 2Z, etc.) so a Macro recalling Zoom=200% for 1A has no affect on 1B. However you can mix windows within a Macro - eg. you could store both 1A Zoom=200% and 1B Zoom=300%.
5. Trying to store a value where none is shown (ie. no square brackets) will more than likely clear the Macro.

On the C2-7100, button SHIFT-5 is assigned as Macro 1. All the above applies, but remember to hold down the SHIFT button as well as button 5 when adding to or deleting a Macro.
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