DXG Userguide Part II - MoreGuardian, MoreXperience

Part I of this User Guide covers:

A. Get to Know Your Guardian

B. Most Basic Overview of the Digital eXperience Guardian:

C. Details - Readings  

D. Details - Comparisons

E. More Specific Details

First, The GUI:

Picture Tests

Audio Tests

Here begins:

F. Step by Step – The How To Guide

Preperation: Make DCP Playlists and load DXG Programs to your Windows computer.

Load DCPs into your system; Make Playlists

  1. Make a playlist of the Picture DCPs in the proper order of White, Red, Green, Blue of each of High, Med and Low. (Note: Mid-White is named Grey and Low-White is named Black.)
  2. Begin each playlist with the provided 20 second slide that tells anyone in the room to leave.
  3. Between each DCP put 1 second of black (one second of white for the "LOW" tests.)
  4. Name the DCP, High DXG Picture Test, Mid DXG Picture Test, Low DXG Picture Test.
  5. Make a playlist of the Audio DCPs.

Load the DXG Program onto your computer (if it wasn't done before.)

The DXG system will come with a sheet that gives any updates or notices, as well as the download site to receive the latest DGX programs from. 

Download the programs either to the Windows computer directly, or to a USB stick for use and storage. 

Double-click on the file and say "Yes" or "Next" or "Proceed" at the appropriate screens. 

An icon for the DXG will appear on your desktop. Double-click on it. If further steps are not obvious, go to the "DXG IP Set-up" page. There is where you will find directions for such tasks as naming auditoriums using the DXG Finder.

DXG GUI Control Buttons

Finally, let's run the thing, eh?

Here is what we are going to do:

  1. Load a DCP; Load a matching DXG Sequence; 
  2. Play the DCP to the first bright page; Using the DXG GUI tool, note the number of the brightest slide for that auditorium;
  3. Play the DCP to the next slide, which will be 'black'; Note the number for the darkest slide in that auditorium.

A/V Tool in DXG GUI

There are 

Success with the DXG GUI


DXG System Input Diagram

4. Options:

We have mentioned the IP camera, but we didn't mention that it will work with iPads and other similar devices so that the manager can verify that the program has started in each auditorium. The DXG is all about verification, so please get your staff mates using it in every way possible. Digital cinema is quite competent, but the alarms rely upon computers who don't know how to see or hear. Only you can complete the feedback loop required to ensure a system is working up to par.

The same philosophy is true for the option cards that verify the sanctity of your IP network. Perhaps you already have studied how to make a program like Wireshark examine a network for speed or violations of established computer protocols. If not, this is not the place to learn. But when you learn, you can assist your NOC in keeping your IP/IT system working smoothly and safely.

The HI/VI equipment test card is the last of the standard cards in the basic system. This card is used to test whether the signal for the closed caption and hearing impaired systems are working as well as they were when you installed them.

The IR camera detection system is undocumented and not spoken about since pirates should never know the vector of attacks on their nefarious labors.

Meet us at the Forum.

It used to be that big companies made great manuals for 'good enough' products, while small companies made innovative products but had no time for manuals or support. Then the forum was tried. Filled with old data and guesses from users in a bind, we don't like them. But we have some ideas on how to drag the good ideas into a wiki and a moviing manual with email notifications. So, let's see if we can make this work for you.

For various reasons we can't make the demo site public. But as a user you can use it. Just log in with your serial number and use the 2nd word on the back panel as a password. Installing on your live site ? We're all in favor of that. But use common sense and don't do anything on a computer that hasn't been backed up recently.

Please download the userguide below. Please tell us how we can improve it in the forum.

Coming Soon:

We're creating a QUICK ACCESS GUIDE for help you become a DXG Power User. This is a wonderful reference full of tips on quickly finding connection info, troubleshooting, database guides and more. We don't want you to miss a thing! We also don't expect you to learn everything on the first day. So we have also created a checklist for learning which takes you ever-deeper into the system over the course of several weeks.

The user guide covers the following aspects:

  1. Installing Your DXG
  2. Installing Software
  3. Installing Databases
  4. Customize Your Access Control List
  5. Getting Your Employees Involved
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