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RL2 Tech Notes

System will not reboot using zBUSmon when using the USB2.0 interface with the RL2 Processor

TN0199

Product: RL2
Version: All
Date Added: 2005-10-14

Issue

When using the USB2.0 interface, the 'Reboot System!' button in zBUSmon will not reboot the RL2. This action may cause the system to stop responding.

Workaround

Cycle power on the rack holding the RL2 Stingray Docking Station. This will reset the RL2 Processor. This problem is only seen with the USB2.0 interface and is not encountered with the Gigabit interface.

The RL2 pod cannot be reprogrammed when used with the Gigabit interface

TN0159

Product: RL2
Version: All
Date Added: 2004-11-15

Issue

When the RL2 pod is connected to the RL2, and used along with the Gigabit interface, the RL2 pod will not appear in RPProg. It will still be seen in zBusMon and RPvds and can still be used. The only thing the user cannot do is to program it. Note that the RL2 Base still does appear in RPProg and can be programmed.

Workaround

  1. Do not reprogram the pod (the microcode for the RL2 pod has never been revised)

  2. If you must program the pod, use the USB interface.

  3. If you do not have the USB interface, then call TDT Tech Support for assistance.

Connecting the RP2 or Stingray (RL2) to a video camera or VCR

TN0093

Product: RP2, RP2.1, RL2
Version: All
Date Added: 2001-03-01

Issue

This Tech Note describes how to construct a cable for connecting the RP2 or Stingray (RL2) to a video camera or VCR. This will allow you to use these devices to control recording and playback.

Solution

In the diagram below, the numbers listed under RL2 and RP2 indicate the pin numbers on the digital inputs and outputs that should be connected to the LANC connector.

The codes for controlling these devices are not published anywhere. Hobbyists have figured them out, and it may take some work to get them to work with the RP2 and RL2.

For more information on how SONY LANC™ protocol works see: http://www.boehmel.de/lanc.htm