• grandMA2 User Manual
  • grandMA3 Mode2
  • grandMA2 Quick Start Guide
  • grandMA2 Quick Manual onPC solutions
  • MA 3D
  • MA VPU
    • Introduction
      • Help from MA technical support
      • System requirements
    • For your Safety
    • Functions and Features
      • Transition from grandMA video to MA VPU
      • Teaser Mode
      • Comparison VPU plus / VPU basic / VPU light
    • Main Features
      • Installation and Maintenance
        • Startup
        • Software update
          • Service Packs
        • Update of Fixture Types
        • Backup
          • Handling backups with the VPU
          • Start Acronis on VPUs with serial Numbers up to # 86 on
          • Start Acronis on VPUs with serial Numbers from # 87
          • Restoring an image with Acronis
          • Storing an image with Acronis
          • Backup the VPU content after shipment
        • Access VPU via Network
        • Version of grandMA desk or grandMA onPC (off-line)
        • IP Addresses
          • IP Address of the PC
          • Art-Net IP Address
        • EDID Manager
        • CITP / MSEX Protocol
    • Communication with the grandMA Desk Series
      • Connection with the grandMA desk
      • Connection with the grandMA onPC (off-line) software
      • Connection States
    • Data Management
      • Master slave
      • Principle function diagram
      • Layer Properties
      • Layer Reference
      • Virtual Outputs
        • Virtual Output: Configuration of a TripleHead2Go Digital Port
      • Predefined Constellation
    • Several MA VPU applications in one grandMA show
    • Quickstart with grandMA2
    • Program surface
      • Internal Touch-Screen VPU plus
      • Internal Screen VPU light
      • Menu Bar
        • File...
        • View...
        • Render...
        • Help...
      • Toolbar
      • Status Bar
      • Preview
      • Multi Preview
      • Content Editor
        • Content: Image Pool (I-Pool)
        • Content: Text Ticker
        • Content: Eff1 Type...Eff4 Type
        • Content: 3D Objects
        • Content: Mask
      • Warper
        • Warper Fullscreen View
        • Warper Basic Operation
        • Warping
      • File Browser
    • Features Attributes and Functions
    • Order of Effect Execution
    • Softedging
    • Keystoning
    • Pixel Mapper
      • VPU - Pixel Mapper Graphical View
        • Pixel Mapper Toolbar
        • Pixel Mapper Editor
      • VPU - Pixel Mapper Grid View
      • Console - VPU Pixel Mapper View
    • Creation of customized 3D Objects
    • Content Specifications
      • Rovi Total CodeStudio for converting your content into MPEG2
      • Hap Content Converter
    • Warnings
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • FAQ and Troubleshooting
    • Supplement MA Lighting
      • Intended use
      • Data
      • Symbols and warning labels
      • Transport
      • General Safety Instructions
      • Electric shock warning on the rear of the grandMA
      • Safety and Environment
      • Quickstart Connect VPU plus
      • Quickstart Connect VPU light
      • Switching the apparatus On/Off
      • Maintenance
      • Conformity
  • Release Notes
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Version 3.9


MA Lighting´s MA VPU – Video Processing Unit – is a dynamic range of solutions for the control, live access and alteration of videos, still images and 3D objects in real time. 

All videos, still images and 3D objects can be scaled, positioned, tiled, colored and managed directly from any grandMA2 console. It is as simple as controlling any other fixture – just add the MA VPU to the network session. The entire operation relies on the highly intuitive well- established MA philosophy. In other words, if you know grandMA2, you will most definitely know the MA VPU. 

Thanks to the efficacy of the MA VPU all videos can be displayed in a resolution higher than Full HD. Furthermore, the internal output synchronization of the MA-Net2 ensures the highest frame and DMX synchronicity. 

Horizontal and vertical softedge blending as well as keystone correction help to scale videos to any size. And there is more to it than that! The MA VPU offers a convenient functionality of 3D keystoning and enables the user to fit content to any 3D objects, regardless of size and shape. Furthermore, playback speed can be adjusted with the help of smooth speed control and the improvement of frame interpolation. 

In addition, there is also a plethora of functions, features and effects such as frame blending, color boost, dynamic color key, contrast, brightness, hue, saturation as well as blur, sepia, black / white, ocean and many more. 

The MA VPU can be programed via the grandMA2 console in blind and preview modes. This simplifies programing considerably. Also, the VPU has a Single-Layer-Crossfade mode which allows the user to program all content within the same layer.

The MA VPU has a pre-installed content library comprising more than 17 GB of professional content. 


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