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Configuring GV STRATUS VTR Controller Application

In order to establish a connection between GV STRATUS VTR Ingest and a VTR, you need to configure the GV STRATUS VTR Controller application.

GV STRATUS VTR Controller can be installed on the same machine as the GV STRATUS VTR Ingest application, but this is not required.

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Programs | Grass Valley | GV STRATUS VTR Controller.

    The GV STRATUS VTR Controller application opens.
  2. Select Tools | Options.

    The GV STRATUS VTR Controller Options dialog box displays.
  3. Click the Add button.

    The Add VTR dialog box displays.

  4. Enter the VTR name.
  5. Select the control port and timecode mode.
    Note: The RS-422 timecode is not supported in this release.
  6. If you are using an XDCAM VTR, you can select the checkbox to enable auto scan for the XDCAM VTR. The XDCAM VTR does not adhere to typical RS-422 shuttle commands. By enabling the auto scan feature for XDCAM VTR, previous and next commands will be used instead of the usual shuttle forward and back.
  7. You can also change the shuttle speed for the auto scan feature. The default is set to 32, but you can change to any value depending on the type of VTR that you use. When XDCAM mode is selected, the field to set the shuttle speed of auto scan will be disabled.
  8. Click OK to add the VTR.

    After you have successfully added the VTR, you should see it displayed in the VTR Status window with a green indicator next to its name.

Once you have added VTRs, you can modify or delete them. However, if you only have one VTR displayed in the status window, you cannot delete it and have an empty status window.

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