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Blue Pill Manuals

SKAARHOJ's public manuals for Blue Pill Reactor and Blue Pill device cores

Solutions

Support pages for SKAARHOJ Solutions - called "Trophies". They are practical application examples of SKAARHOJs legendary universal broadcast controllers.

Support Articles

Support content from SKAARHOJ Innovation Lab - the bleeding edge beta technologies from your favourite panel pusher.

Trade Shows

Resource pages for tradeshow visitors

Miscellaneous

Skaarhoj Built

OEM panels built by Skaarhoj

Blue Pill / Reactor

Here you can find information about how to use our Blue Pill technology. For a list of compatible devices see: https://devices.skaarhoj.com/

Device Core Articles

Help articles related to devices you can control with SKAARHOJ Blue Pill products

Solutions Resource Pages

Pages with links to further resources for each trophy

Applications

Applications from Innovation Lab

Quick Start Guide - Blue Pill

Get started with your Blue Pill Inside product.

Raw Panel

Articles about Raw Panel, the protocol that streamlines all your connectivity to control panels

ISE 2023

Resources related to SKAARHOJs presence at Integrated Systems 2023 in Barcelona

NAB 2023

Resources, links and information about the SKAARHOJ trade show at NAB 2023 in Las Vegas.

Trademark Information

IBC 2023

Resources related to the IBC 2023 show

Licenses

Information about software licenses for SKAARHOJ controllers

RC-SK5

Introduction to Blue Pill Device Cores

Device Core Articles

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core-sony-sscp
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core-protocol-http
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core-sony-ptz

Config Classes

Blue Pill / Reactor

Explanation of default configurations for devicecores

Connecting Multiple Blue Pill Panels

Blue Pill / Reactor

Tutorials on different workflows for connecting multiple Blue Pill panels

Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

Blue Pill / Reactor

Step by step guide to initial set up of a stand alone Blue Pill

Blue Pill Inside (BPI) - Getting Started

Blue Pill / Reactor

Step by step guide to initial set up of a Blue Pill Inside device.

Constant Sets

Blue Pill / Reactor

Examples and descriptions of constant sets tables

Advanced Configuration

Blue Pill / Reactor

Information and references which are useful for integrators using Reactor to create advanced configurations in Config tab or JSON editor.

Thumbnail Presets

Blue Pill / Reactor

How to get Thumbnail Presets on select SKAARHOJ panels

Troubleshooting

Blue Pill / Reactor

Troubleshooting scenarios and things to try.

Tools Inside Blue Pill

Blue Pill / Reactor

Various tools and how to access them inside the Blue Pill

Username and Password

Blue Pill / Reactor

Default Username - Disabling Authentication - Resetting Password

Skaarhoj Manuals GitHub Repository

Blue Pill / Reactor

Links to our GitHub Repository of manuals and guides in downloadable PDF format.

Set Up Examples

Blue Pill / Reactor

Updating Software & Licenses

Blue Pill / Reactor

Follow this guide to update system software and packages

Device Core Parameter Lists

Blue Pill / Reactor

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core-bmd-atem
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core-protocol-http
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core-sony-ptz
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core-panasonic-lumix
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core-vmix
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core-sony-sscp
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core-panasonic-kairos
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core-arri-camera
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core-canon-xc
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core-protocol-visca
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core-obs-websocket
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core-jvc-rcp
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core-biamp-tesira
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Hardware Details

Blue Pill / Reactor

Here you will find hardware diagrams for various components and general hardware information.

Panel Diagrams

Blue Pill / Reactor

Diagrams of the panels.

Parts of Reactor

Blue Pill / Reactor

A breakdown of the different sections and elements within Reactor

Hardware Calibration

Blue Pill / Reactor

PTZ Control- Example Set Up

Blue Pill / Reactor Set Up Examples

In this article we are going to set up a Blue Pill with a PTZ Extreme.This article is also relevant if you are using other PTZ Controllers or PTZ Devices then the ones mentioned in this article. 1. Access The Blue Pill When you first receive the Blue Pill an...

Understanding Device Core manuals

Device Core Articles Introduction to Blue Pill Device Cores

Navigating to a Device Manual Device cores manuals can be accessed from your Blue Pill  in the Device Core options popup.Click the title above a device you want to know about, to access this popop. And then click "Manual" How do I use the manual? The...

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Trophy #89: Shade RED Komodo with RCP Pro

Solutions Resource Pages

Resources RED Komodo visit RED's website with third party accessories, incl. RCP Pro RED RCP2 Device Core parameters - All the parameters we support RCP Pro- Product details and price Product Information Document - Product descriptions, images, data sh...

Trophy #90: RED Komodo, MultiDyne Silverback V and SKAARHOJ RCP PRO

Solutions Resource Pages

Resources RED Komodo - Accessories and settings to connect MultiDyne SilverBack V - Data sheet and product information RCP Pro - Product details and price RED RCP2 Device Core Parameters - All the parameters we support Product Information Document RCP...

Trophy #115: RED Komodo 3D Capture

Solutions Resource Pages

Resources RED Komodo- Accessories and settings to connect Color Fly - Product details and price RED RCP2 Device Core Parameters - All the parameters we support Product Information Document Color Fly - Product descriptions, product images, data sheet, F...

Trophy #114: RED Multicam Control with Color Fly

Solutions Resource Pages

Resources RED Komodo - Accessories and settings to connect RED V-Raptor - Accessories and settings to connect  RED RCP2 Device Core parameters - all the parameters we support (both cameras) Color Fly - Product details and price Blue Pill / Reactor - G...

Pro Class Configurations

Blue Pill / Reactor Config Classes

Pro Class configurations are default configurations provided by SKAARHOJ that work with controllers that have 8 Encoders as their main components. To use them in Reactor, select a "Generic" configuration for your panel, then fill the camera selector with devi...

Standard Class Configurations

Blue Pill / Reactor Config Classes

Standard Class configurations are default configurations provided by SKAARHOJ that work with controllers that have 4 Encoders as their main components. To use them in Reactor, select a "Generic" configuration for your panel, then fill the camera selector with...

Light Class Configurations

Blue Pill / Reactor Config Classes

Light Class configurations are default configurations provided by SKAARHOJ that work with Controllers that have 2 Encoders as the main components. To use them in Reactor, select a "Generic" configuration for your panel, then fill the camera Selector with devi...

What are Configuration Classes ?

Blue Pill / Reactor Config Classes

When getting started in Reactor you most likely want to get your configuration done fast, so you can focus on your valuable production. But to do so you need to setup you devices, likely multiple of them, from different manufacturers or of different models.To ...

Parameter List- How To

Device Core Articles Introduction to Blue Pill Device Cores

How to use the parameter list found on devices.skaarhoj.com In this example our goal is: Determine what parameters can be controlled for the RED Komodo camera  Go to the website device.skaarhoj.com Search for RED or Komodo to find the coremanual with ...

DreamChip Camera Setup and Test

Device Core Articles

This guide outlines cabling workflows to connect DreamChip cameras to SKAARHOJ-recommended third-party serial converters and test the connection. Cabling Options for DreamChip Cameras with SKAARHOJ Control Ethernet-Serial Converter: An affordable ...

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Using One Blue Pill Panel as the Main Unit

Blue Pill / Reactor Connecting Multiple Blue Pill Panels

To set up multiple Blue Pill Inside units to work in a group together, it is necessary to change some settings in the connected panels to allow them to be controlled by the main Blue Pill panel.  The connected unit needs the following changes: Stop React...

Sharing Device Cores Across Different Blue Pills

Blue Pill / Reactor Connecting Multiple Blue Pill Panels

For some workflows it may be necessary to have a package running on a one Blue Pill and use it on another.  Example 1: You are controlling and Atem, and are on a different continent, the latency would probably not work well over the distance with Atem's own...

Networking

Blue Pill / Reactor Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

Unlike UniSketch where a change of configuration and included device cores needed an online exchange with the SKAARHOJ server, on Blue Pill everything is stored and enabled and disabled locally in Reactor. Only software updates or installations of non-existing...

Accessing Blue Pill Server

Blue Pill / Reactor Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

DHCP or Static IP The Blue Pill’s user interface is accessed via the device’s IP Address and any web browser. The IP address can be found on the display after it is plugged into a network connection with PoE or a network connection and a power supply (5V Micr...

Adding Panels

Blue Pill / Reactor Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

There are two ways a panel can be added, Auto Discover and Manually.   Auto Discover Panels can easily be discovered by mDNS look ups on the same subnet the Blue Pill is on. This makes it very easy to discover and include a panel in the configuration. mDNS w...

Select Mapping

Blue Pill / Reactor Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

The controller’s layout is determined by the Mapping. In most cases, the Generic mapping is all that is needed, though for some combinations of panel and device, there are specific mappings.  The mapping is chosen in the drop down next to the panel. 

Adding Devices

Blue Pill / Reactor Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

There are two main ways a device can be added to a new Blue Pill, Auto Discover and Manually.   Auto Discover Searching on the network for devices will find many types by a combination of mDNS look-ups and other methods. However, not all devices can be dis...

Populating Constant Sets

Blue Pill / Reactor Blue Pill Server - Getting Started

The final step is to fill in any constant sets. The constant sets are available based on the chosen configuration and should contain entries such as specific cameras for a PTZ controller, or the inputs for a video switcher etc. They are most common when workin...