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UC40 Controller

Table of Contents

Overview

UC40 Top View

The UC40 is a 40-button single system USB controller. The easy to read color coded buttons provide essential show control functions for PlaybackPro Plus.

Configuration

2.1

PreFlight

PreFlight

Each version of macOS has specific settings which have a great impact on playback performance. Before you begin, please visit www.dtvideolabs.com/preflight.This page also includes a link to a printable PDF if needed.

2.2

Connecting Your Systems

Connecting Your Systems
  1. Connect the controller to your Mac using the attached USB cable (an adapter may be required for USB-C)
  2. A green LED light will illuminate on the controller.

Your controller is ready to use. If a dialog box appears or the green LED light does not illuminate on your controller proceed to the steps in the next section.

Installation

Installation

DT Videolabs USB controllers are custom key- boards and will communicate with the Mac via keystrokes. When the controller is con- nected to a computer for the first time a dia- log box may appear stating that the keyboard cannot be identified. Click “Continue” to go through the steps for keyboard connection.

Installation

If you plug in the controller and you are not presented a dialog box as shown, go to System Preference > Keyboard and select “Change Keyboard Type”.

Installation

The next dialog will ask you to press a key which is not available on DT Videolabs con- trollers. Press the “esc” key on the Mac key- board and then click on the “Skip” button to proceed to the final step.

Select the “ANSI” (United States and others)”. Selecting any other keyboard option will not allow the controller to function properly.

Operation

Moves Preview clip’s playback position to In Point Moves Program clip’s playback position to In Point
Fast reverse Preview clip Fast reverse Program clip
Fast forward Preview clip Fast forward Program clip
Moves Preview clip’s playback position to Out Point Moves Program clip’s playback position to Out Point
Steps back Preview clip one frame Steps back Program clip one frame
Play/Pause Preview clip Play/Pause Program clip
Advances Preview clip one frame Advances Program clip one frame
Decreases Program clip’s cross fade time on Take Go to 10 seconds from the Program clip’s Out Point
Increases Program clip’s cross fade time on Take Go to 20 seconds from the Program clip’s Out Point
Decreases transition of Preview clip to Program Go to 30 seconds from the Program clip’s Out Point
Increases transition of Preview clip to Program Decreases Program End Fade time *
Loads previous clip in playlist into Preview Increases Program End Fade time *
Clears Preview clip Ends playback of Program clip *
Loads next clip in playlist into Preview Decreases Loop Duration value
Takes Preview clip to Program Temporarily Loops or Un-loops Program clip
Sets Preview clip’s In Point Increases Loop Duration value
Sets Preview clip’s Out Point Temporarily freezes Program clip at Out Point
Sets Program clip’s In Point Decreases Preview to Program Cross Fade duration
Sets Program clip’s Out Point Temporarily Links or Unlinks Preview and Program clips
Saves the Show File Increases Preview to Program Cross Fade duration

Troubleshooting

  1. If the green LED light on the controller does not illuminate when plugged into the computer then there may be a programming issue with the controller. Please contact technical@dtvideolabs.com We may be able to remotely reprogram the controller via screen share.
  2. f the controller keys are not responding as they should, the wrong type of keyboard may be assigned. Go to System Preferences and select Keyboard. In the lower left corner select “Change Keyboard Type” and follow the steps above.
  3. DT Videolabs controllers have a 1 year warranty. If the controller is physically damaged the warranty does not apply.

Technical Specifications

UC40
Weight 1lb 8.8oz, .7kg
Height 1.5", 3.81cm
Depth 7.25", 18.41cm
Width 8.25", 20.95cm