Routing Switcher Control System
Fast and easy to
use graphical user interface for routing switcher control. BUFMC
controls all major brands of routing switchers. Up to 48 levels
are supported, which can be split between multiple routers of
different models. No limit to number of user stations.
Multiply redundant hybrid direct serial and Ethernet control
architecture. PC computer(s) used for human interface.
This is the
actual working router control GUI program. It runs in demo mode
until you purchase and activate the interface hardware.
Steps to download:
- Click on the link to
download. Unzip the files to your hard drive (you can't
install from a zipped folder).
- Run the SETUP.BAT file
and follow the directions.
- BUFMC runs in demo mode
so you can see how it works
- Contact us for pricing
and configuration information.
users. This download will not overwrite your configuration
data. Same as above, except run the UPDATE.BAT file.
As always, first make a copy of your existing BUFMC folder just in
case. You can always go back if anything doesn't work as
Video Server Clip Management Software
- Download and
try it out!
- Video Server Clip Management via VDCP
BUFclips runs on a
PC and connects to a VQC-3000-RS Videotape Quality Controller or
VTC-4000-RS Single or Multi VTR Controller to add VDCP protocol
video server control. The controllers also continue to control
VTRS using the standard "9-pin" RS-422 protocol.
Clips available on the connected video server are displayed and can
be loaded for playback or added to play lists. New features
The clip management and VDCP features are enabled when a USB "Dongle"
security key is connected to the PC, without it, BUFclips operates
in demonstration mode.
Automated Timecode Entry feature
includes the automated timecode entry features of BUFkeys.
BUFkeys features are always active, even in demonstration
mode. Timecode numbers are typed into any running application
when a "hotkey" is pressed on the keyboard as though they
were entered on the PC keyboard itself. The typed TC format
can include pre and post characters and drop frame indication.
Up to five miscellaneous strings (TC error, dropout, etc.) can
be configured to be typed when hotkeys are hit. Download the
BUFclips.exe program, run it, and read the BUFclips.txt file for
To download BUFclips:
- Download the zip
file and extract the 2 files to your hard disk (the desktop
should work OK). You cannot install directly from the
extraction window. Then run the Setup.bat file. It will
create the necessary folders and place files into their correct
locations. On screen directions make installation
simple. BUF Technology software never makes changes to the
registry or slows your PC in any way. When you delete the
install directory (C:\BUFclips), everything is completely
removed. The exception is the third party "Dongle"
security key drivers which must be separately removed. Dongle
driver installation can be skipped during installation if a Dongle
is not purchased for optional features.
utility - (FREE!) - now works with Vista and 7!
- Automated Timecode Entry Software:
BUFclips supercedes BUFkeys. It runs
on a PC and connects to a VQC-3000-RS Videotape Quality Controller
or VTC-4000-RS Multi VTR Controller for automatic timecode entry
into third party software. Timecode numbers are typed into any
running application when a "hotkey" is pressed on the
keyboard as though they were entered on the PC keyboard
itself. Download the BUFclips.exe utility program, run it, and
read the BUFclips.txt file for customization instructions. You
can change things like colons/semicolons/periods to designate DF or
- If you are updating
BUFkeys to BUFclips and don't need the new clip related features,
you can still use BUFclips with older versions (before 091116) of
VQC-3000 and VTC-4000/RM-4000 firmware. Download and run
BUFclips, then quit and edit the BUFclips.txt file and change the
baud rate from 38.4K to 9600 (search for BAUDRATE= and change the
number right after). BUFclips will work just like BUFkeys
without the need to update the EPROM.
See BUFclips above for installation instructions.