dip switch manual vs. reality?

Getting started with a Blackmagic product? Ask questions here about setup and installation.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

silsurf

  • Posts: 5
  • Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:38 am
  • Real Name: Henry Cline

dip switch manual vs. reality?

PostFri Sep 06, 2019 11:35 am

I was having issues getting my updowncross converter properly setup. I showed the configuration table and the unit to several people on the set of the show I am working on.

Someone realized that the diagram in the manual is the exact opposite from the real world! The configuration tables show the ON position of a dip switch to be pointing UP, which makes sense. The unit has a small, partially hidden ON emblem on the lower row position, so the actual correct position of a dip switch is DOWN, which is not only counter intuitive, but down right criminal!

Extreme frustration and time could have been saved if this had been known and or labeled in a clear manner.

Just wanted to pass this along. BlackMagic makes great products. Just would like the real world set experience to be as easy as possible.

Thanks
Online
User avatar

Xtreemtec

  • Posts: 3659
  • Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:48 am
  • Location: The Netherlands

Re: dip switch manual vs. reality?

PostMon Sep 09, 2019 4:08 pm

The configuration table on the bottom of the unit is upside down compared to the dipswitch. I just look up what switches i have to set to ON. And take a close look at the dipswitch to see how it needs to be set..

But i see where the frustration comes from.. Would help a lot if they flip the instrucion on the bottom 180 degrees..
Daniel Wittenaar .:: Xtreemtec Media Productions ::. -= www.xtreemtec.nl =-
4K OBV Trailer, ATEM TVS HD, 1M/E 4K, 4M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Hyperdeck Studio Mini, Ursa Broadcast 4K, 4K fiber converters with Sony Control

Return to Getting Started

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests