These pages are aimed att the staff at Intinors support and our retailers customer support. Users who wishes to gain deeper knowledge about the Direkt products are welcome to browse these pages.
Direkt starting (startar in Swedish) is the default message for the display. Direkt units show this until USB driver and display application have started. The message is usually replaced by Direkt menu after 30-90 seconds.
There are some known problems that can cause the initial message to stay on the display.
DIREKT HANGS IN BIOS
The second generation 1U rack chassis sometimes hangs in BIOS when it starts. This is random and happens a few percent of startups. Just restart the unit and it will almost certain work fine.
A much less common problem is that the BIOS battery is bad, which causes BIOS to use default settings and prompt the user to press F1 or similar to continue. This shows only if a VGA monitor is connected and is solved by connecting an USB keyboard and press F1. If it happens again, the Direkt unit must be repaired by Intinor.
USB CABLE UNCONNECTS FROM MOTHERBOARD
The display is connected to Direkt’s motherboard using a USB cable. On new Direkt units this connector is glued very solid, but on some older units, it can disconnect because of vibrations usually in transport.
Direkt works fine without the display. If network settings are valid, it will connect to ISS and can be used, but not configured. If the unit has NAT router option, its web interface is available from IP2.
If the user must configure the unit but can not, it’s ok to open the hardware and try to attach the USB cable. It’s not so difficult. Disconenct all power from Direkt. Look at the back side of the display card. There are two cables. One is power cable and connects to a hard disk power cable. The other is USB and should be connected to the mother board. If it’s not, connect it.
Connecting video/audio to direkt link
|Video format||Audio format||Recommended Direkt link||Recommended adapter|
|Analog inputs or only video (analog)||composite video||analog audio||Direkt link 300C for web TV|
|Direkt link 400DV for broadcast||Canopus ADVC-55 (analog to DV/firewire)|
|Direkt link 400SDI for broadcast||Blackmagic Analog to SDI|
|s-video||analog audio||Direkt link 400DV||Canopus ADVC-55 (analog to DV/firewire)|
|s-video||analog audio||Direkt link 400SDI||Blackmagic Analog to SDI|
|Analog video + digital audio||composite video||AES||Direkt link 300C for web TV||AJA ADA4|
|Direkt link 400SDI for broadcast|
|s-video||AES||Direkt link 400SDI||Blackmagic Analog to SDI|
|Digital inputs or only video (digital)||SDI||embedded||Direkt 400SDI|
|AES||Direkt link 400SDI||Blackmagic Audio to SDI|
|DV/Firewire||embedded||Direkt link 400DV or 400SDI|
|AES||Direkt link 400DV or 400SDI||AJA ADA4 + connect analog audio to camera/video mixer|
|HDMI||embedded||Direkt link 400SDI||Blackmagic HDMI to SDI or ATEM Television Studio|
|AES||Direkt link 400SDI|
|Digital video + analog audio||SDI||analog audio||Direkt link 400SDI||Blackmagic Audio to SDI|
|DV/Firewire||analog audio||Direkt link 400DV or 400SDI||connect analog audio to camera/audio mixer|
|HDMI||analog audio||Direkt link 400SDI||Blackmagic HDMI to SDI or ATEM Television Studio + AJA ADA4|
|Video, audio and computer||Direkt link 400SDI x2||TVone C2-2105A for VGA or DVI from computer,|
|see above for video/audio to SDI embedded|
VIDEO AND AUDIO CONNECTORS
|Analog video||Digital video||Audio||Computer video|
|Composite video||SDI or HD-SDI||Analog||VGA|
|(RCA or BNC)||(Can include up to 16 audio channels)||(one channels per cable)||(component)|
|S-video (Y/C)||DV||Analog and AES||DVI|
|(also available as 2 x BNC)||(available on several connectors in different sizes) up to 4 audio channels||(analog – 1 channel digital – 2 channels per connector)||(almost same as HDMI, but usually without audio)|
|Component video||HDMI||Analog and AES|
|(also available as 3 x BNC)||(available on several connectors in different sizes) up to 8 audio channels||(1 – 2 channels) AES only on the biggest (1/4)|
Choosing the right camera is outside the scope of Intinor products. However, we get many questions regarding this and have decided to try to have an updated list of cameras and their HD digital live outputs.
Canon 60D and 5D. No clean picture in live mode. Black frame and info.
GoPro HD Hero2 works in 1080i50
JVC GZ-HM300SE (small compact). Works only with HD1080. Does not do 720/50p
JVC GZ-HD5E (small compact). Works only with HD1080. Does not do 720/50p
Panasonic AG-HMC41E. HD format 1080/50i. 720/50p. Works perfect in both 1080 och 720.
Sony HVR-HD1000E. HDV camera 1080/50i. 1440×1080. Works only in this mode. Does not do 720/50p
Sony HXR-NX70E. HD format 1080/50p. 720/50p. Works perfect.
Intinor test units are for internal use by Intinor and partners who are given access to them. Contact Intinor support or your local re-seller support to use those.
Direkt link (test encoder)
Intinor has one encoder – serial number 87 – usually available for test on a public IP-number. This Direkt link is modified to always output a SD video from file. By adding destinations, customer’s Direkt receivers or routers can be tested.
Direkt router (test receiver)
Intinor has one router – 111 – available for test on a public IP-number. Users can send to this router and Intinor support can verify that users Direkt link works fine and is not blocked by a firewall. Use VLC and open a TCP-stream to fetch the video from 111 on port 5001 to 5008.
“IP-ström in 7” listens to TCP port 80 and can be used if a user thinks he is behind a firewall, which lets TCP port 80 pass through. From router 111, the signal can be forwarded to desired destination. Or fetched with TCP from port 5007.
When using Limelight, the RTMP URL must end with _definst_
This information is not always given by the streaming provider.
Akamai uses their own authentication protocol, currently not supported by the main Direkt software. To use Akamai, a specific software version is needed (which doesn’t support Limelight). Contact Intinor support.
4-wire talkback is an option, which can be activated on Direkt units by Intinor. The function requires Direkt software 2.12 or later.
Audio input/output support
Today, only audio inputs on Direkt link 300C and USB audio box USBPre2 from Sound Devices are supported.