Originally Posted by Egan
I hope this isn't a dumb question but I'm confused about Setup Editor and Live Video Settings Editor. Are these apps that need to be downloaded from somewhere? I emailed anthem because I wanted to go from v1.11 to v1.31, and the email response stated to be sure I backed up my video processor settings with Live Video Settings Editor before updating the processor. I don't really know what these are or how to use them.
Both of them are Windows PC applications.
Up to now they've not been shipped with the D2 or AVM-50. You need to download them. Previously Anthem had them in the folder that made up a new firmware install kit on the public download web site (i.e., along with the firmware installer Windows PC application itself). Now you have to call or email Anthem tech support for password access to the tech support download web site. A small amount of confusing documentation also comes as a text file for each of them.
Currently there is not a version of Setup Editor available that is compatible with the V1.3x firmware. Presumably that will change soon. Setup Editor is a tool they use in the factory for saving and restoring the setup stuff for the units. I.e. they can use it to load a common initial setup into each unit before it is shipped. A user can use it to save and restore setups from PC files.
Live Video Settings Editor is a tool that lets you control the Video Source Adjust menu settings from a PC while the Anthem is live (displaying video). It can also be used to save and restore settings. It can also be used to create and install "custom" video output resolution timings or gamma correction curves. Once such a "custom" setting is created and installed in the D2 or AVM-50, it then becomes a choice available from the Anthem Setup menu.
Both applications operate via an RS-232 (serial) cable connection to the back of the D2 or AVM-50.
It is important to use the newest version of each of these to insure compatibility with the Anthem firmware.