PWS-4500 System and BPU-4800 Operations

You will learn how to operate and support operators working on a Sony PWS-4500 Server and BPU-4800 

Price per delegate: €950

Duration: 2 days

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What will you learn

In this course you will learn how to operate and support operators working on a Sony PWS-4500 Server and BPU-4800 (server and baseband processor for UltraMotion camera HDC-4800). This applies another variation of the PWS-4500 Ecosystem with its control panel configurations. The course explains how to configure the PWS-4500 with BPU-4800 and how to use Production Control Software (PRC) which allows Ultra HFR replay operations in Live Production as well as Media Gateway Software (MGW) to transfer and archive the material.

Who should attend

This course is intended for operators but could also be beneficial for support technicians. The course requires a general understanding of broadcast video servers. Previous experience with other servers is beneficial.

Course contents

System overview

The course starts with a PPT overview of the PWS- 4500 System, including an explanation of its intended use, typical setup, limitations, etc.

This includes:

  • Brief description of PWS-4500 fundamentals
  • Different models and configurations
  • PWS-4500 Ecosystem
  • Key Points vs competitors
  • Handling different frame rates
  • Using servers in a Share-Play environment
PWS Series technology and architecture

This part of the course takes a look at the servers general architecture, the variations in configuration and wiring.

This includes:

  • PWS4500 architecture
  • PWS100PR1 and PWS100MG1 architecture
  • BPU4800 architecture
  • IP fundamentals
  • Share-Play concept
  • PRC Manager concept
  • The Web-Menu: configuration possibilities
  • PWSK-4403: Control panel for Slow-motion
  • Connecting two panels controlling one server
  • Multiviewer configurations
  • IP Live and the Networked Media Interface (NMI)
PWS Series connections

An  explanation  of  the  connections  to  and  from  a PWS-4500 server to PWS-100 and BPU-4800.

This includes:

  • Reference connections
  • Primary video connections
  • Video & GUI monitoring
  • Control panel connections
  • Ethernet connections
  • SFP+ modules for Fibre connection
  • IP Live and the Networked Media Interface (NMI) Connections
The menus and setup

This part of the course looks at the menus. It explains how to access them, what each menu item does, and the consequences. This section also offers a basic understanding of the engineering setup for the PWS4500 and the BPU4800.

This includes:

  • Home Menu & System status
  • Accessing menus and navigating menu pages
  • Network and system setup menus
  • PRC Manager setup for Share-Play
  • Ports configuration: codec & format menu setup
  • Loop-Rec and Internal Storage settings
  • Saving & recalling configurations from a Bank
Basic operation

This part of the course explains the basic operation of two applications: Production Control Software (PRC) which allows HFR replay operations; and Media Gateway (MGW) used for retrieving, transcoding and archiving recorded files from PWS servers.

This includes (for PRC software):

  • Starting PRC: setup of PRC Manager
  • PRC GUI
  • Local user settings & Network
  • Control panel: keys & primary/secondary menu
  • Push-Pull clips & Record Trains among servers
  • Using PRV/Ctrl or 2-PGM mode
  • Clipping & basic transitions: cut, mix & white flash
  • Creating Playlists: speed, effects, loop & audioclip
  • Using Keywords
  • Archive and Auto-archive settings This includes (for MGW software):
  • Log-In and MGW Config Tool
  • PRC Manager settings
  • Server & Media interface
  • Search area
  • Auto-Archive possibilities
  • Archiving to ODA, HDD, SxS cards, Professional Discs and Network Drives
  • Retrieving clips in PWS servers
  • Transcode function
  • API integration with NLE and third-party servers
Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.