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Genlock over RJ45 port (S400)

Question asked by jop-ms on Sep 26, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 28, 2012 by chm



We are trying to synchronize/genlock two PCs each equipped with one FirePro V7800 and S400 sync module. One PC is acting as a "Master" PC. It receives a stable 60 Hz Signal via the BNC port of its S400 sync modul. The first display of the "Master" V7800 is genlocked to this signal. The "Master" PC shall transfer the 60 Hz signal via one of the RJ45 ports to the "Slave" PC so that its first display of the V7800 can be genlocked to the same signal. We can configure both PCs via the "CatalystControlCenter" without any problems to that configuration. If we want to implement the same functionality in our own software we are facing the following problem:


On the "Slave" we are trying to get the number of SyncConnectors with the function:


ADL_Workstation_AdapterNumOfGLSyncConnectors_Get(index, &count)


The retun value of this function is ADL_OK. The "count" value is always 1 (one) instead of a expected value of 3. (1x BNC, 2x RJ45).


Because we thougt that this might be a bug in the SDK we try to read out the status of the first RJ45 port via:




with the desired adapter index and the desired port type. This function returns an ADL_ERR error code and we are not sure why.


Do you know what might go wrong and can you give us an advice in which sequence we have to call which functions to genlock both display of both PCs?


Thank you very much for your help,