How to build a parallel configuration

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How to build a parallel configuration


This is a basic guide to building a parallel configuration using two X20's. This example will be made using version 4.0.6.

1. Open Vista advanced, do not connect yet. Go to file > new > start with new empty configuration. Choose the X20's models you have in <Virtual Frame> 



This example is: 9600 x 2160 using 10 outputs no blend, seamless. 
I chose "single widescreen" and changed my horizontal outputs to 5 vertical to 0 and 0 horizontal overlap. Positioning 0.0, All PGM: 1 and Frame ID 0, seamless (this is going to be running off the first 5 outputs of the master frame. 
Next I added another "single wide screen" and gave it the same values as above except my positioning is now 0.1080, ALL PGM 1 and Frame ID 1, seamless (this is going to be running off the first 5 outputs of the slave frame, in system patch it will be outputs 9-14). 




Select Next when you are done. 
Add a Preview space if needed, clear existing data if desired, and remove all added routers. 
If you are using up stream routers add it here on page (5/6) 

Note: Once the configuration is built you will need to go to the system patch and add Frame ID 1 to the router it will default the Master Frame. 
Once you get to the last page (6/6) select "apply to local PC now (Virtual Mode). 



Now do a File > back up of the configuration. Name it and Save it in your desired location. 

Once you have the file backed up. Connect to the IP address in Server > connection manager (you should only see one IP address if the two X20's are correctly in parallel). 
Once connected go to File > Restore and choose the file you just created as a back up. 

Note that in parallel systems you cannot use layer resources from the slave frame to the master and vice versa. This is how slave layers come into the equation. You will either need an upstream router connected to both frames or to DA all the sources. 

Here are things to check when using a router, the default will not automatically patch slave frames to the router patch, you will need to manually do this by selecting the Frame 1 and typing in the number. 
  

You will need to add "slave layers" to sources that cross the boundary of the two frames. This is done in the scripting window when selected the desired element you want to link to the other frame. Layers 1-16 will appear on Frame ID 0 and Layers 17-32 will appear on Frame ID 1.  

Here is the Process:
-Create a command key.
-In the script window, select the source element. 
-In the Properties Panel\Slave layers, you can define which slave layers that are to be associated to the source element highlighted. Frame group 1 is the second X20, Layer 17 has been selected and will be the layer recalled whenever our Layer 1 goes beyond the Frame 0 AOR boundry.



*SettingHide slave layers to TRUE will stop you from viewing the Slave layer number(17)from the slave frame. So layer 1 will stay present even though you are usinglayer 17( layer 1) of the slave frame

You must then build your sources in the source listreferencing the router. We highly recommend not checking "auto-link slave layers." 


If you are using a DA: 

When using a DA you must create a source for each frame and enable slave layer overrides.

Create a command key by R-Clicking the Command key panel and select “Add from Program” Name the Command key.

In the script window, there is now a source element. Highlight the element and go over to the property panel and go to Slave Layer. In Frame Group 1, select the layer you want to be the slave to the source element. Check the box for the desired pixel space and also check the box for the desired DA'd source. 



Highlight the element and go over to the property panel and go to Slave Layer. In Frame Group 1, select the layer you want to be the slave to the source element. Check the box for the desired pixel space and also check the box for the desired DA'd source.

In the above picture the source PC-1A has a slave layer override enabled in layer 17(PC-1B). The source is crossing the AOR boundry between the 2 X20 frames

It is highly recommended to not enable “auto-link slave layers.” and it's a preference to hide slave layers. 
 



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