Feature 1: Control & Monitor of LWB + Commentary & Communication Systems
LwcV2 enables you to monitor the entire system setup (such as settings of routing and microphone channel parameters on every LWB unit) and errors. In particular, monitoring of optical power and temperature in each LWB unit gives you instant feedback about problems in camera cables (optical fibers) and overheating possibility.
Feature 2: Routing Configuration & Central Control of Channel Parameters
- Routings: If you do not use LwcV2, you will need to set the routing for each channel on each LWB unit and this can take time if you are using many LWB units. In many cases (such as live broadcasting of a golf tournament) the LWB units are placed apart and spotting and fixing incorrect routing in an LWB unit placed far away from where you are is sometimes unexpectedly difficult. With LwcV2 you can edit various parameters and set and monitor the routings for the entire system. You can set the routings for intercom lines too in the same screen. Also, the routing list can be printed to check on paper.
- Channel Parameters: Microphone channel parameters can be set from the output (destination) side (such as the LINE OUT module) on an LWB unit. Using LwcV2, you can control microphone channels not routed to the LWB unit at your location.
Feature 3: Save/Load/Offline Edit of Setup File
- Store and Recall: Each parameter value in the LWB unit is stored when it is powered off. However, LwcV2 can store different settings into different setup files for later recall. This is useful when you often switch between predetermined settings or when you wish to change the entire setup according to performers or programs.
- Offline Edit: LwcV2 has Offline mode which allows offline editing of setup files with the operations in Online status. LwcV2 adopts the CSV format for setup files. CSV files can be edited by spreadsheet software or a text editor and you can prepare a setup file as soon as you fix an operation plan for the LWB system (connection diagram for the venue), without turning on the LWB units.
Feature 4: Audio clock synchronization setting
Without LwcV2, setting of audio clock sync source (including selection of the clock master) must be done on each LWB unit and every time after this change on each LWB unit, a topology reset* will occur - because of this, changing the clock master unit assignment can be an annoying job. By using LwcV2, you can simultaneously set the clock master unit, clock master sync source and sample rate for the whole system by only one operation.
*) Topology reset: Internal process that occurs when there is a change in the connection between the LWB units. The LWB system checks for duplicated unit ID numbers, etc. then automatically updates the settings such as routing setup. During this process any setting can be changed on all units.
Feature 5: Label indication
Many users often write the signal name of each channel on drafting tape attached on the LWB units. With LwcV2, users can apply and indicate the name (label) on each LWB unit and each channel. The names are stored in the setup file.