Video Equipment Manuals

This is a wiki post feel free to edit this post by pressing the “EDIT” button. Add manuals or pictures for gear that you are using so we can slowly build up a large collection

Links

Resources

Roland

V4

V440 HD

V8

Panasonic

MX70

Videonics

Video Equalizer

Titlemaker 2000

Extron

300a

DVS

304

204

Kramer

VS828

LZX

LZX Documentation

Polar Fringe

Topogram

Staircase

Marble Index

Visual Cortex

Navigator

Memory palace

Erogenous Tones

Image

Manuals

Autogenerated from videomanuals archive (08/02/2020):

Datavideo

Datavision_SE-500_OM.pdf

For-A

For-A_FA-310_OM.pdf

For-A_FA-330P_OM.pdf

JVC

JVC_JX-C7_OM.pdf

JVC_JX-C7_SM (PAL).pdf

JVC_JX-SV77_OM.pdf

JVC_JX-SV77_SM (PAL).pdf

JVC_JX-T88_OM.pdf

JVC_JX-T88_SM.pdf

JVC_JX-W9_OM.pdf

JVC_JX-W9_SM (PAL).pdf

Other

Ball Brothers Research Corporation Mark VI SEG.pdf

ELV_1989_VUEB7000_OM.pdf

Extron_PIP_422_OM.pdf

Panasonic MX10 Datasheets

Snell-Wilcox_MagicDave_8DOE_4DE_4DOE_v3.0_OM.pdf

Snell-Wilcox_MagicDave_PM.pdf

Vivanco_VM5000_OM_DE.pdf

Panasonic

PANASONIC_WJ-TTL5E_OM.pdf

PANASONIC_WJ-TTL5E_SM.pdf

PANASONIC_WV-KB12_OM.pdf

Panasonic_AG-MX70_OM.pdf

Panasonic_AG-MX70_SM.pdf

Panasonic_AG-MX70_mxnavi_software.rar

Panasonic_WJ-AVE3_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-AVE3_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-AVE55_Excel_Control_About.doc

Panasonic_WJ-AVE55_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-AVE55_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-AVE55_Serial_Controller.xls

Panasonic_WJ-AVE55_Serial_Controller_RS232_ActiveX.zip

Panasonic_WJ-AVE5_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-AVE5_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-AVE7_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX10_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX10_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX12_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX12_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX20_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX20_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX30_OM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX30_SM.pdf

Panasonic_WJ-MX50_OM.PDF

Panasonic_WJ-MX50_SM.PDF

Roland+Edirol

Edirol_V4_OM.pdf

Edirol_V4_SM.pdf

Roland_V8_SM_part1of2.pdf

Roland_V8_SM_part2of2.pdf

Sima

SIMA_Camlink_VideoStudio_500_OM.pdf

SIMA_SED-2_OM.pdf

SIMA_SED-4_OM.pdf

SIMA_SFX-10_OM.pdf

SIMA_SFX-9A_OM.pdf

Sony

SONY_BVM-1415P_SM.pdf

SONY_BVM-2010Px.pdf

SONY_BVM-D14H_SM.pdf

SONY_BVM-D20x1_SM.pdf

SONY_BVM-D9H_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-1271Q_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-1370QM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-144xQM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-2010QM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-204xQM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-2054QM+1454QM_OM.pdf

SONY_PVM-20M_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-2130QM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-2730QM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-2950Q_OM.pdf

SONY_PVM-5041Q80408042Q8045Q_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-6041QM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-80+90_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-8041Q8044Q_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-8042.pdf

SONY_PVM-8220_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-9041QM9044QM_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-9220ME_SM.pdf

SONY_PVM-9L2_SM.pdf

Sony_XV-T550_SM+OM.pdf

Videonics

Videonics_MX-1_OM.pdf

Videonics_MX-1_SM.pdf

Videonics_MXPRODV_OM.pdf

Videonics_MXPRO_OM.pdf

Videonics_MXPRO_SM.pdf

Videonics_TM-2000_OM.pdf

Videonics_TM-3000_OM.pdf

Videonics_VE-1_OM.pdf

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Loving @BastienL’s repo of manuals - and just added everything I had knocking around to it.

ELV VIDEO ÜBERBLEND has an energy:

Vivanco VM5000 is a pretty solid 2-channel mixer in DE -I picked up a 2nd one recently for the manual, hoping there would be some information on the serial port (sadly, not used).

Vivanco VM5000

Then the Magic DaVE. I don’t know what to say about this except that it has a very strong aura. Grass Valley seem to have disowned it which adds to the mythology. I would like to start a Cult of Dave, where we utter things like “Dave Can Give You Amazing Powers” and “Dave Is Everything You Need” to one another.

Finally, a little bash script, which will create a markdown list of links (adding this to the WIKI above).

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Re. this WIKI - I’m not so sure about having images (makes it hard to navigate), or categorising by type. How would you feel synchronising with Bastian’s repository and using this index @respirator? Anything posted in this thread can be easily added back into the repo.

EDIT: did a big refactor :kissing_heart:

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the reason I like images is it makes it feel more inviting but the text only does make it easier to get around.
category type at this point isn’t that big of a deal I just like using that feature :slight_smile:

I’m not 100% sure what you mean by synchronizing with a repository and using this index but if it means less chance of things coming up missing when someone is searching for the manual they need then I’m all in.

thank you so much for taking some serious time with this wiki! I’m so happy to see things growing

I’ll have to look into that bash script as it would be neat to add all the LZX modules this way too since all their info is already up on github

Haha well there’s so many LZX modules that by the time you’ve listed each one it might as well be an LZX webshop :stuck_out_tongue:

Preference I think is for equipment manuals that will be hard to come by or gone tomorrow - and keeping them somewhere safe instead of hotlinking.

By synchronising I mean adding to the Github repo, then updating the list of manuals here in the WIKI - but also just posting something here if you don’t want to faff with forks / pull requests.

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Also really recommending this if anyone wants to digitise a physical manual: https://evernote.com/intl/en_uk/products/scannable

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Hey @respirator & @autr :slight_smile:

Really like having images too, what I had in mind with the repo first was similar to a wiki page, with a description of the device, link to manuals,etc…

About contributing, I’m happy to add anyone who wants to add stuff as a contributor to the repo, however if you know of a simpler way to do it, I’m all for easier accessibility/contribution :slight_smile:

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I like having the images in there too. Sometimes I use the html detail tag to help organize a page with too much info , although not sure if it is useful in this exact case

this Panasonic mixer

image

  • more detail
  • etc

For the manuals I think it is good to have them in a git repo as it is already. Even without access anyone can make pull requests into it (if they know how) ,
Still could be nice to host the files here too (incase Microsoft decides it’s not in their interest one day lol ) …one day ima migrate my repos to a gitlab instance anyway , maybe Setting up a code.scanlines.xyz Would be nice… although yah most people are pretty happy with github rn it seems

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hello @BastienL !

we can keep trying some different things and see what sticks

I like to use html detail a lot too

I’ll get some pictures back in there and take some of the LZX stuff out since it will end up just being their website and that isn’t really the goal here

Oh yeah another thought , I’m not too fussed either way , but maybe video modules / synthesis and video mixers could be two separate wiki pages ?
There is a lot of modules out there and a lot of old mixers…

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Yep agreed - the HTML detail tag is perfect. This should help keep things readable!

Re. categorisations, where would synth DIY go? Because this could be a mixer mod, and then you put a vactrol in it :wink:

^ Edited to add HTML details :sparkles::pencil2::sparkles:

We have a wiki for diy hardware projects. Although agree mods are a bit different.

If it was me I would start a separate thread to document a particular mod (eg step by step how to add cv control to your v4 cross fader ) with all the pics / details… and then maybe create a category to group all mods…

Since a mod is a bit more subjective … and more room for discussion maybe ?

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For sure - I think this thread started as a way to collect manuals, so maybe we don’t get hung up on the WIKI terminology, as this is just the way by which we maintain the list of PDFs and hyperlinks.

Looking through the Video Synth DIY folder on the GDrive and it’s really thorough, so maybe we can expand that into the existing DIY projects WIKI (ie. resources archive).

wow, thank you all for putting this together ! this will be a great resource. i will check if i can find some other sources to merge in, including a folder of pdfs i have somewhere.

and um, hail DaVE? i have a snell and wilcox printed video standards manual which is quite dry in comparison, i’ve never seen this side of their marketing team. one thing im obsessed with is video stills to illustrate effect options, especially when in color.

the DaVE team has outdone themselves:

I also composed this poster of stills from the Fairlight CVI effects guide (which I will also upload to the manuals list). Some of the scans are kind of messed up but you get the idea

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has anyone actually ever played with a magic DaVE? i’m only aware of it thru word of mouth of like older british VJ types who are like ‘its the only decent Sd mixer’. would be down to pick one up sometime but they usually seem to cost around 500usd+ for controller and mainframe. also anyone ever seen/played with an ADO?

seems like in a similar vein of having tons of framebuffer geometry manipulations at yr hands

is a video of don slepian using one of those with various feedbacks during a live show

also interested in finding an ADO someday but honestly with both the DaVE and the ADO its more likely i’ll just end up building something cooler before i find either one for a price i’d be willing to shell out lol.

i’ve played around a bit with doing similar things with the rpi units, the next waaave pool update will essentially transform feedforward mode into a bit of an ADO kind of deal, tho id really like to be working with a crisper ADC solution plus multiple channels for this kind of a project

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