Setting up an I/O device have never been this flexible. Connect and control anything from your tally lamps, trigger ATEM switcher routines, control a HyperDeck, change Scopes on a SmartScope Duo and route inputs/outputs on a VideoHub. Defining parameters – single or multiple - for inputs/outputs is extremely fast, thanks to the drop-down menu structure in UniSketch OS. Connect and control up to 8 devices at the same time!
The general-purpose I/O controllers offer 8/16 inputs and 8/16 outputs, all electrically separated with quality relays and optocouplers. GPO is implemented with relays shorting to GND. GPI implemented with optical isolators shorted to GND.
Please notice: SKAARHOJ Controllers with GPI inputs accept open collector and relay outputs (pulled to GND). The default HD15 tally connector on the TriCaster TC1 does not provide a direct working signal to the ETH-GPI Link. Converting the 5V potential to GND is needed.
Ethernet with PoE (IEEE802.3af)
How to get tally from a NewTek TriCaster switcher onto a ATEM switcher? The scenario is:
Video switching done on TriCaster
ATEM Switcher utilized to control cameras (Studio Camera, URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast)
ATEM Tally needs to follow TriCaster.
The ETH-GPI Link can help to resolve this, but first please check if the SDI-GPI Link is more suitable for you.
ATEM Tally follow TriCaster Tally - GPI
In this setup the ETH-GPI Link will connect to the ATEM Switcher and set Preview/Program accordingly to the signals it receives on the GPI In.
Use the default config "ATEM Connectivity".
In this setup the ETH-GPI Link will connect to the ATEM Switcher + the TriCaster and via Virtual Hardware Components on the ETH-GPI Link translate Program/Preview states to the ATEM so the two switchers are in sync.
Use the default config "ATEM Tally follow TriCaster Tally"
By using the "Hold Group" feature found in Device Cores such as Blackmagic ATEM + VideoHub and AJA KUMO Routers, RCP Touchdown function can be used. The Hold Groups feature will fall back to a previous source for a group of triggers using a queue system and finally to the first previous value before any trigger in the group was activated.
If you would like to get routing control from the Panasonic AW-RP50 or the AW-RP120 Remote Camera Controller the ETH-GPI Link is the perfect match.
The AW-RP50 and AW-RP120 outputs Tally in a binary format but the ETH-GPI Link can accommodate this with the "In1-4 Binary" GPI In option from the UniSketch OS System.
Please have a look at the section "Triggering Actions from Binary Inputs" in the Installation and Operation Manual to learn more about this feature.
We have a Device Core for the AW-RP120/AW-RP150 which can perform routing control without the need of a GPI cable. Check out the manual for the Device Core and the default config: Panasonic AW-RP1xx on the ETH-GPI Link.
There are different ways to configure the GPI and GPO. Have a look at how to set up ETH-GPI-Link.
Reflects ATEM 1ME Program Source 1-8 on GPI Out 1-8. Sets ATEM 1ME Program Source 1-8 on GPI In 1-8.
Just like the "ATEM Connectivity" configuration but with a extra GPIO module. Reflects ATEM 1ME Program Source 1-16 on GPI Out 1-16. Sets ATEM 1ME Program Source 1-16 on GPI In 1-16.
A example sketch utilising the "UniSketch Raw Panel" Device Core by using sytem action such as "UniSketch Raw Panel: Flag". To be used in combination with "2x8 GPIO TCP Server" configuration to link two SKAARHOJ controllers together.
An example sketch utilising the "TCP Server" Device Core by using sytem action such as "System: Flag" with Feedback Flag settings as well. To be used in combination with "2x8 GPIO UniSketch TCP Client" configuration to link two SKAARHOJ controllers together.
An example sketch utilising Virtual Hardware Components to illustrate sytem actions such as Synthesized Trigger, Flags and Flags Conditions. Sets GPI Outs based on specific Routing Conditions.
Configuration using the "In1-4 Binary" component to do ATEM AUX routing based on GPI from the Panasonic AW-RP50 and AW-RP120. Routing actions can be changed to Blackmagic VideoHub, AJA KUMO Router and more.
A example configuration for routing with the Panasonic AW-RP1xx. Configuration performs source selection on a Blackmagic ATEM Switcher for AUX Channel 1-2 by utilizing Virtual Hardware Components. Sets sources 1-10 on AUX1 for Panasonic Group 1. Sets sources 11-20 on AUX2 for Panasonic Group 2. Routing actions can be changed to include additional groups or to perform routing on Blackmagic VideoHub, AJA KUMO Router and more. Control via IP.
A example configuration for routing with the Panasonic AW-RP1xx. Configuration performs a video routing on AJA KUMO Routers by utilizing Virtual Hardware Components. Routes camera 1-10 for Input 1-10 to Output 1 on the KUMO. Routing actions can be changed to include additional groups or to perform routing on other Device Cores. Control via IP.
An example configuration with routing of several sources and fallback routing when GPI1 and GPI2 are closed/released.
An example configuration for routing with "Joystick Override". This is used for RCPs connected to a VideoHub where you want to keep track of the order of GPI INs in a queueing system and let routing fallback accordingly. The "Hold Group x" action is used for routing instead of just "Hold Down". When no GPIs are held down the routing will fall back to whichever routing the VideoHub had before GPIs where triggered. In other words it is not set in this config.
An example configuration for routing with "Joystick Override". This is used for RCPs connected to a VideoHub where you want to keep track of the order of GPI INs in a queueing system and let routing fallback accordingly. The "Hold Group x" action is used for routing instead of just "Hold Down". When no GPIs are held down the routing will fall back to the routing set in "Virtual 1" (Input 16 to Output 1).
An example configuration for routing with "Joystick Override". This is used for RCPs connected to a KUMO where you want to keep track of the order of GPI INs in a queueing system and let routing fallback accordingly. The "Hold Group x" action is used for routing instead of just "Hold Down". When no GPIs are held down the routing will fall back to the routing set in "Virtual 1" (Input 16 to Output 1).
Configuration for setting PRV/PGM on ATEM based on PRV/PGM state on TriCaster TC1. Utilizes Virtual Hardware Components. PRV/PGM 1-8 are set - can be extended.
A system for a PTZ operator with 2 x SmartView Duo monitors and 1 x SmartView 4K monitor. ATEM provides tally and the AW-RP120/AW-RP150 is used for PTZ control. The goal is to get tally on the monitors from the ATEM and on the SmartView 4K tally should only be enabled when a selected camera on the AW-RP120/15 matches the same camera in the ATEM. Routing to the SmartView 4K based on selected camera on the AW-RP120/15 is not part of this configuration. Please see https://github.com/SKAARHOJ/Support/tree/master/Manuals/Tutorials for a Tutorial PDF
In Raw Panel mode the controller will work as a TCP Client connecting to a server IP address on port 9923. The server receives simple action commands when buttons, encoders, faders etc are activated. In return the server sends button colors and display content. The API is documented as “UniSketch TCP Client” on our GitHub repository. In Raw Panel mode, all the logic is placed on the server, which is typically a custom written software application.
Test Configuration for PTZ Cruise Control via Foot Pedal
An example configuration of using Inputs 1-8 to send red/green GPI tally to 4x BMD cameras. Meant to be paired with an Eth-SDI Link for SDI output.
ETH-GPI Link w. GPI Option Features 2 x DB25 Connector Configuration 16 GPO 16 GPI
|Length: 80 mm||Width: 131 mm|
|Height: 31 mm||Total weights: 0.216 kg.|
|Length: 80 mm||Width: 131 mm|
|Height: 47 mm||Total weights: 0.288 kg.|
|Length: 23 mm||Width: 17 mm|
|Height: 50 mm||Total weights: 0.528 kg.|
|Length: 23 mm||Width: 17 mm|
|Height: 50 mm||Total weights: 0.592 kg.|
ETH-GPI Link Dual Option
EAN Code: 5714074001508
Tariff Code: 8471.80.10
EAN Code: 5714074001515
Tariff Code: 8471.80.10
This is a short demo of the UniSketch V2.0 web interface running on a ETH-GPI Link. For the ETH-GPI Link you are able to configure up to 4 x ATEM, 4 x HyperDeck, 4 x SmartScopes and 2 x VideoHubs.
Our microprocessor (SKAARDUINO Due) inside the ETH-GPI Link controllers allows you to connect to a maximum number of 8 devices at the same time.
SKAARHOJ ETH-GPI Link is the perfect companion for your KUMO router if you wish to set routes and read states with wires! We will show you how its done, how flexible the configuration is - you can even connect to multiple KUMO routers from the same GPI device. Click “Show More” for further information.
This video will be a real unboxing session taking a completely fresh ETH-GPI Link and connect it to a KUMO router. You will see how all configuration works from scratch, with global/online updates, then local updates and even how to add multiple actions to a single GPI trigger input.
This advanced SKAARHOJ UniSketch session is using Virtual Hardware components and synthesized triggers to provide basic protocol conversion between connected devices. The selected camera on a Panasonic RP-150 is detected and used to execute a route on a Videohub.
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Advanced SKAARHOJ UniSketch training session detailing more about Virtual Hardware components and synthesized triggers to integrate a Panasonic RP-150 controller with a Blackmagic Design ATEM switcher, VideoHub, and SmartView monitor tally borders.
SKAARHOJ panels and GPI boxes are powerful partners when connected over network to create long distance “switches”. This video shows the configuration behind connecting two SKAARHOJ products to influence each other.
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With the TCP Server + Raw Panel device cores you can network SKAARHOJ controllers in unparallelled ways - not just two controllers but whole groups of them if you please. This video will first demonstrate how you can easily transport a GPI input trigger on an ETH-GPI Link box over network to a relay on another ETH-GPI Link far away with a latency of just 10 ms. And it’s duplex! Then the video moves on to demonstrate how a Tally Box system from SKAARHOJ can quickly be reconfigured to connect to such a ETH-GPI Link box while it’s still also serving tally from an ATEM Switcher. All this is even just scratching the surface of the possibilities.
See details for linking two ETH-GPI Link together here.
Se Tutorials for different combinations of controllers and ETH-GPI Link working together at the Server/Client Combination Tutorial on the Manual Page.
Model Name: PSA15R-120P
Cable Length: 1.5m
Adapter type: EU, GB, US, AU depending on shipping conutry
DC Output Connector: 5.5mm x 2.1mm x 10mm Center Positive
Type: USB 2.0 A-Micro B
Type: Cat 5e, UTP