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vout(1V)							      vout(1V)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     vout - composite video output control panel

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     vout [-x xoff] [-y	yoff] [-mode ntsc|pal] [-q] -[f]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The IRIS RealityEngine provides two video outputs:	a RGB video output
     (which is normally	connected to the graphics monitor), and	a composite
     video output.  vout provides an easy-to-use graphical interface to
     control the composite output. It also controls several parameters of the
     RGB video output.

     The composite output is available at the BNC connector labeled
     `composite', and at the S-Video connector.	Both connections show the same
     signal. The video output is always	a region of the	graphics screen; the
     region that is output is selected by the `Set Output Area'	button.

     The composite output is only available when running a standard VOF	on the
     graphics output. It is not	available when running an interlaced, field
     sequential, or stereo VOF;	or when	running	a VOF that is smaller in area
     than the desired composite	output.	See the	setmon man page	for details on
     setting the graphics output VOF.

     vout provides the following controls:

     Format    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Select either	NTSC (North American 525-line TV format), or PAL
	  (European 625-line TV	format)	for the	composite output.

     Signal    [Toc]    [Back]
	  This selects the type	of signal connected to the genlock input:
	  either a noisy signal	(typically from	a VCR),	or a clean signal
	  (labelled Other).  This should normally be set to Other, unless you
	  are having problems genlocking to your signal	source.

     Set Output	Area
	  Allows you to	select the area	of the screen to be sent to the
	  composite output. The	selected area coordinates are shown in the
	  Lower	Left X and Y boxes. Alternately, numbers may be	directly
	  entered in these boxes.  Note	that the hardware requres that the X
	  coordinate be	a multiple of 5; vout will automatically round it

     Window Size    [Toc]    [Back]
	  This is the size (in pixels) of the composite	output.	This is
	  automatically	changed	to 646 x 486 in	NTSC mode, and 768 x 576 in
	  PAL mode.

     Genlock    [Toc]    [Back]
	  This selects either Stand Alone or Input as the genlock source. Note
	  that this genlocks the RGB graphics output, and not the composite

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vout(1V)							      vout(1V)


     Phase    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Two knobs (for coarse	and fine) vary the genlock phase.

     vout provides the following menu selections:

	  Exit the vout	program. No settings are saved.

     Options/Key Enable
	  This enables and disables the	key signal.

	  Enable or disable the	setup (sometimes called	pedestal) from the
	  composite video output.

     Options/Video Pro Panel
	  This launches	a second window	of controls, described below.

     Sync Select    [Toc]    [Back]
	  This allows you to individually enable and disable sync on the Red,
	  Green, Blue, and Alpha channels. This	affects	the RGB	output,	and
	  not the composite output.

     The  vout Encoder Controls	window allows you to vary the following:

     Genlock Delay    [Toc]    [Back]

     Chroma Phase    [Toc]    [Back]

     Chroma Center    [Toc]    [Back]

     H phase    [Toc]    [Back]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

     -x	 xoff
	  Specify the initial x	position of the	right hand side	of the encoder

     -y	 yoff
	  Specify the initial y	position of the	bottom of the encoder window.
	  Note that 0 is the top of the	screen;	therefore, to place the
	  encoder window at the	bottom of a 1280 x 1024	screen,	you would
	  specify -y 1023.

     -mode  ntsc|pal
	  Specify whether the encoder is to start up in	NTSC or	PAL mode. Note
	  that the argument must be specified in lower case.

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	  Don't	enter vout; process and	set the	-x, -y,	and -mode flags, and
	  then exit. This is useful for	setting	the encoder from a program or
	  shell	script.

	  Use the factory defaults, and	not the	previously saved user values.
	  This flag is for use with the	MultiChannel Option only.

HARDWARE    [Toc]    [Back]

     vout works	only on	the IRIS RealityEngine,	RealityEngine2,	and VTX.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The composite output may not be genlocked.

     If	a MultiChannel Option board is installed, the operation	of vout	is
     totally different from that described above.

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