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  1. 1. PV-256 (PCI-bus MPEG-2 Video CODEC/Tuner Card) User's Manual 1
  2. 2. Menu 1. Before Installation P.- 1.1 Product Specification P.3 1.2 Product Contents P.4 1.3 Product Connection Type P.4 2. Advice Before Installation P.5 2.1 Software Portion P.5 2.2 Hardware Portion P.5 3. Installation P.6 3.1 Install PV-256 MPEG-2 Video CODEC/Tuner Card P.6 3.2 Install PV-256 drivers under Microsoft™ Windows98SE P.6 3.3 Install PV-256 Application under Microsoft™ Windows98SEP.7 3.4 Notice about system setting P.9 4. Start to use or remove PV-256 (Advanced Function) P.11 4.1 Introduction PV-256 Control & Panel P.12  Function list display P.12  Exit P.12  Function list icon P.12  Introduction PV-256 control panel P.12  Icon introduction P.13  Record P.14  Stop P.14  Play P.14  Still capture P.14  Setting P.15  Source P.19  Function list P.19  About P.21 4.2 Record Schedule Setting P.22 5. Hot Keys P.24 6. Q&A P.25 7. New Function Introduction P.26 Version:v2.0 Date:中華民國 2
  3. 3. 1. Before Installation 1.1 PV-256 MPEG-2 Video CODEC/Tuner Card Product Specifications Product Name PV-256 (Capture Only) PV-256 (w/TV Tuner) TV Tuner  125 Channel TV Channel TV System  NTSC System PAL/SECAM System  NiCAM / A2 (Optional) Video Encoder  Real time MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video encoding Video Decoder  Support Constant Bit Rate(CBR) / Variable Bit Rate(VBR) Multiple  Decoder ML @ MP MPEG-1/MPEG-2  Support Multiple Cards (PV-256 Capture Only) Video Resolution 704x480, 640x480, 544x480, 480x480, 352x480, 352x240 @ NTSC System 29.97Hz or 30Hz PAL System 704x576, 640x576, 544x576, 480x576, 352x576, 352x288 @ (PAL/SECAM) 25Hz 3
  4. 4. Video Bit Rate  10Mbps or above (Variable Bit Rate) 15Mbps or above (IPB frames & Constant Bit Rate) 30Mbps or above ( 1 Frame Only) Video Source  AV(CVBS) Input *1  AV(CVBS) Input *1 (Input/Output)  S-Video(Y/C) Input *1  S-Video(Y/C) Input *1  S-Video(Y/C) Output /  S-Video(Y/C) Output / AV(CVBS) Output *1 AV(CVBS) Output *1  Cable Input *1 Audio Source  Phone Jack (Line-In) *1 (Input / Output)  Audio Phone Jack (Line-Out) *1 Software  Drivers for all Windows (Not in Windows NT)  PV-256 MPEG-II Capture Player Application System Requirement  Pentium-II 350MHz or higher performance PC (Minimum)  128 MB or higher system memory  UltraDMA2 Hard-drive or higher and not less than 7200 RPM  Compatibility with PCI v2.1  Full duplex sound card (Recommends) 4
  5. 5.  Microsoft Windows 98 SE or Higher version (Not Windows NT)  DirectX 8 or higher version  Pentium-III 933MHz or higher performance PC  256 MB or higher system memory  UltraDMA4 Hard-drive or higher and not less than 7200 RPM  Compatibility with PCI v2.1  Full duplex sound card  Microsoft™ Windows 2000 or higher version (Not Windows NT)  DirectX 8 or higher version 1.2 Product Contents PV-256 full package includes:  PV-256 MPEG-2 Video CODEC/Tuner Card  PV-256 Installation-CD  User’s Manual  Audio cable  S-Video (Y/C) / AV (CVBS) Cable (PV-256 TV Tuner only) ‡ IR Sensor & Remote Control (Optional) 5
  6. 6. 1.3 PV-256 Connection Type 2. Advice before installation 2.1 Hardware: 1. As PV-256 is a PCI Multi-function card, please be sure to confirm there are available PCI slots in the system for PV-256 insert. 2. The VGA Card support Overlay with 640x480, 16bits or higher. 6
  7. 7. 3. Suggest the PV-256 used isolate IRQ number (example IRQ 3,4,7,9,10,11 etc…). (If you’re not familiar with this IRQ adjustment, that’s would not affection with your system performance.) 2.2 Software: Microsoft™ Windows 98/ME/2K/XP Please be sure the systems have to DirectX 8 or higher version. Microsoft™ Windows NT Now, the PV-256 is not support at this operation system.  Please be sure the DMA of harddrive have to enable.  Your system must adjust the DMA (Direct Memory Access) up to 64KB. (Windows XP is Unnecessary) 3. Installation 3.1 Install PV-256 MPEG-2 Video CODEC/Tuner Card 1. Please power off your computer. 7
  8. 8. 2. Please open the casing. 3. Find out the available PCI slot on the mainboard. 4. Please insert PV-256 onto the PCI slot perfectly and screw tightly. 5. Put back the casing with screws fastened. 6. Power on the PC and start the software installation procedure. 3.2 Install PV-256 Driver under Microsoft ™ Windows 98 SE As PV-256 is a plug and play multi-function card, PV-256 card will be detected in the system after entering Windows 98 SE. 1. Please insert the Installation-CD onto the CD-Rom. (Assuming CD-Rom driver E: ) 2. New hardware system will be detected after entering Windows 98 SE system. The system will require installing the PV-256 driver. 3. <Driver Position>E:(PV-256 or PV-256C)Driverwin98_2K_Me 4. The system will automatically detect the driver and install into the system. 5. After installing the driver successfully, a new driver can be found on Device Manager. 8
  9. 9. 3.3 Install PV-256 Application onto Microsoft ™ Windows 98 SE 1. Please go to “Start”  “Run” and key in “E:(PV-256 or PV-256C)APSetup.exe” or choose the “Autorun.exe” installation from the Installation-CD. 2. <Application Position> E:(PV-256 or PV-256C)APSetup.exe 〈PV256→TV Tuner,PV256C→Capture〉 3. Choose the same language as Windows OS and click “OK”. 4. Please pick up your local TV system after entering the installation program as below: 9
  10. 10. USA(0,13,10) 5. When above setting is OK, the system can detect the application. During the application installation, it appears the below DMA setting dialogue.  As PV-256 is a high-end encoding card, it requires a faster operatin system. To get the best performance of PV-256, we suggest you select DMA setting. 10
  11. 11.  Click “OK” button, the “System Setting Change” dialoque shows up. Click “YES” button, the system restart. Click “NO” button, the system will not restart. 3.4 Notice when system setting: AS PV-256 is a high-end encoding card, it requires a faster operating system. To get the best performance of PV-256, please make sure you have started the below two functions on the system. Step 1. Before starting PV-256 application, go to “My ComputerControl PanelSystem Device Manager”, select “System DevicesDirect memory access controller”, and click “Properties”. Tick “Reserve DMA buffer” and key in “64” K bytes reserved. 11
  12. 12. Double click or select and click “Properties”. Key in “64” K bytes reserved. 12
  13. 13. Step 2. Before starting PV-256 application, go to “My ComputerControl PanelSystemDevice Manager”, select “disk drivesGENERIC IDE DISK TYPE xx” and double click it or select and click “Properties”. 13
  14. 14. 4. Start to use PV-256 Go to “Start”  ”Program”  ”MPEG-II TV Tuner Player”  ”Control Panel” to start PV-256 application. NOTE: Before start PV-256 application, all settings of “Power management” have to set to “Never”. Please go to “Start””Settings””Control Panel””Power management””Power schemes”, change the Power schemes to “Always On” and select all options to “Never”. 14
  15. 15. →Start PV-256 Application → DMA Setting →On Line Help →Schedule Record Wizard →TV Mode Selection →Uninstall PV-256 Application TV Mode Configuration  NOTE: To solve any VGA compatibility problems, if your VGA card doesn’t support Overlay mode, please select “Preview Mode” before you open TV programs. 4.1 PV-256 Application Function Introduction 15
  16. 16. Exit Function List (Right-Click) Full Screen Always put TV screen on top 1. PV-256 function list can also be founded by clicking right button of mouse on PV-256 screen. Capture to AVI file Preview 16 Channel Let Screen on top Call panel to top Adjust the screen Full Screen Display Maximum Screen Minimum Screen About Exit LCD Display:Current TV Channel Air / Cable Current Time Video Signal Source 16 Volume
  17. 17. Function List Volume Up/Down Record Play Still Capture Stop Setting Mute Video Source About 17
  18. 18. Air/Cable TV Selection Channel Add/Erase Auto-scan TV Channel Recall Previous Channel Channel Up/Down Function List (TV Tuner Only) Channel Number Key Record When clicking “Record” icon, it shows a “Save As” dialogue. Enter the “Save in” path and file name and click save to start recording and save in MPEG file. 18
  19. 19. Stop Recording: When clicking “Stop Recording” button, it stops recording. Play: When clicking “Play” icon, it shows below dialogue. You can play the saved files by clicking “Open” button. Still Capture (*.BMP): When clicking “Still Capture” button, you can capture your favorite frame. 19
  20. 20. Setting (Advanced) When clicking “Setting” icon, it shows the below dialogue which includes five parts of settings: 1. MPEG Parameter 2. Disk Information 3. Video 4. Capture Time Limit/FilePath/AV Split 5. Skin 1 : MPEG Parameter Simple Mode: Provide standard parameter setting for VCD/DVD/SVCD 20
  21. 21.  Select picture size VCD, DVD or SVCD standard (PAL/SECAM/NTSC).  Set up video format/frame rate (support PAL/SECAM 25fps or NTSC 29.97fps) Advance Mode: Adjust Bit Rate according to requirements. 21
  22. 22.  Set up Picture Size (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) Custom: [Mpeg2→Full,1/2,2/3] / [Mpeg1→SIF]  Rate Control: CBR (Fixed sample rate) / VBR (Varied sample rate)  Set up Video Format/Frame Rate: support PAL 25fps or NTSC 29.97fps  Bit Rate: Adjist video bit rate  I/P frames distance, Number of frames in GOP: GOP number must be I/P number in times.  HHR Filtering: Enable HHR filter  User Data: If ticking “Disable”, the user’s data embedded in front of captured MPEG file won’t appear. 2: Disk Information 22
  23. 23.  The saved hard disk can be set up before capturing.  When the saved hard disk space is less than 100MB free spaces, the system will stop recording automatically.  You can capture the file size up to 4GB. 3: Video [ Video Adjustment ] Brightness: Default at 128 Contrast: Default at 64 Hue: Default at 0 Saturation: Default at 64 23
  24. 24. [ Video Standard ] You can select NTSC or PAL or SECAM video format. Or click “Auto Detect” to select NTSC/PAL/SECAM by automatically. [ Video Source ] 0: Select “Video Tuner In” video source. 1: Select “Video Composite In” video source. 2: Select “Video SVideo In: video source. 3: Select “Video Tuner In Air/Cable” video source. 4: Capture Time Limit/FilePath/AV Split Use Time Limit: Set up the recording time ( hr, min, sec) Capture/Playback Option (Tick AV Split): Save captured audio and video files into MPV file format (video) and MPA file format (audio) 24
  25. 25. Use Working Path: Tick this and select the path and file name you want to save into. 5: Skin ‡ Users can change the interface of PV-256 application when they want to save a new mood of using our product. ‡ Click “Skin” selection to show the below dialogue. There are have 3 king skins to select. ‡ Select what you want and click OK to change the skin. 25
  26. 26. Video Source 0: Select “Video Tuner In” video source. 1: Select “Video Composite In” video source. 2: Select “Video SVideo In” video source. Function list When Clicking this icon, it shows below two selection: ‡ Manual Scanning ‡ Channel Editor 1. Manual Scanning The Manual Scanning Tools shown below is a useful tool for searching available tuned channels when the build-in frequency table is not correct. Introduction of each icon: Searched frequency Decrease 0.25MHZ Increase 0.25MHZ 26
  27. 27. Search previous channel Search next channel Forward Search Backward Search Auto scan all frequencies and add to the list automatically. The searched channels will be added in Cable mode first. If cable mode is not enough, it will add in Air mode.  Auto Scan-Add takes 15 – 20 minutes to finish. Click this button to show below dialogue Close dialogue Reset channel Air mode Cable mode This dialogue is to add the searched frequency into the given channel number. 2. Channel Editor Channel Editor is a good tool of editing all channel attributes. 27
  28. 28. Rename : If you want to change the channel name, please enter the name you want (i.e. DISCOVERY) in below dialogue and click “OK” to enter. Remap: You can re-map the current channel to the different channel number by selecting below number you like. About: When clicking this icon, it shows the below dialogue to show the information about PV-256 application. 28
  29. 29. 4.2 Schedule Record Wizard When you click this function, it shows a “Schedule Record” dialogue below: 29
  30. 30. When clicking “Start” button, it starts to record according to the schedule. When clicking “Del” button, it deletes the schedule setting. When clicking “Stop” button, it stops schedule recording. When clicking “Hide” button, it hides the “Schedule Record Wizard” on task bar. When clicking “Info” button, it shows below dialogue about the schedule record information. When clicking “New” button, it shows a new schedule setting dialogue as below: Schedule Number Video Source Channel Number Channel Source Record date Record time Record length (H) Record length (M) File saved path Note When the above setting is ok, please click “Next” and it shows the below dialogue. 30
  31. 31. About this detail setting, we introduction the parameter setting in P.15 and P.16 When the above setting is ok, click “Finish” and wizard will add this setting to the schedule. 31
  32. 32. 5. Hot Key function 1. → Right: Volume up 2. ← Lift: Volume down 3. 0~9: Channel Number 4. UP: Channel Up 5. Down: Channel Down 6. S : Call Setting Dialogue 7. C : Still Capture 8. B : Auto Scanning 9. L : Recall Previous Channel 10.I : Change Video Source 11.R : Record 12.M : Mute 13.Enter: Full Screen 14.E : Close Application v2.0 New Add Function: A: Change Air / Cable 32
  33. 33. 6. QA 1. Q: Why does the video stop when the video window size is adjusted? A: As PV-256 application is based on DirectX 8, please install Microsoft™ DirectX 8 or higher version. 2. Q: Why does the PV-256 video stop sometimes? A: Please refer to the system setting from page 9 10 of PV-256 manual. It can solve this problem. 3. Q: Why does the system crash and cause the PV-256 application errors when start access saving power scheme? A: Before start PV-256 application, all settings of “Power management” have to set to “Never”. Please go to “Start””Settings””Control Panel””Power management””Power schemes”, change the Power schemes to “Always On” and select all options to “Never”. 33
  34. 34. 4. Q: Why can’t I open “DMA” setting from “My Computer””Control Panel””System””Device Management””Hard disk””GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE”? A: When some IDE Disk Types of Hard disk or CD-Rom connecting devices are accessing DMA function, it causes the system can’t open DMA mode. Please remove all IDE connections of Hard disk or CD-Rom from the computer. Or you can check with us directly. 5. Q: The capture video has paused, When I playback that video, but Asynchronous of video will be occurred, what can I do?? A: This have discontinuity stream of the video, Just can be playback by used “Hardware Mode” capture from PV256, or use third-party software (ex: PowerDVD) to play it. However, if your capture mode is use “Software Mode”, please be sure cannot use pause at video when capture. 6. Q: When I using “Time-Shift” in my Windows XP, but I cannot see / hear anything, it’s nothing happen? A: This function is can’t support Windows XP of PV256 v2.0 now, it will be correct in the next version. 7. New Function Introduction 1. Time-Shift It does can be take 30 seconds stream buffer of video streaming. 34
  35. 35. ● Time-Shift can use on VCD mode, but it can’t worked on Windows XP now. We can promise the function in the future version, this function will be provide and evolution. 2. Capture AVI It can capture the video to AVI files, and it can over to 4GB by one file. Start and End Capture always on same icon, and will ask the path to saved. 3. Preview 16 channel Auto change the window to full screen, and preview 16 channel on the screen. In the preview, the mouse position will be mark with red frame format on the channel. Click mouse to view the current channel of red frame format on channel. 4. NiCAM / A2 (Optional) TV Sound System NiCAM / A2 Select In the Property properties , will be found the page is “Audio Setting”. 35
  36. 36. The setting can control with capture to adjust volume of Total audio channel or L/R audio channel. 36