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ADDEC-210

What is it?

ADDEC-210 decoding converter12 bit PAL/NTSC, Y/C, YUV or RGB to SDI broadcast decoding converter.

Reason to choose it...

It's an excellent way to bring any analogue sources into a digital environment, with its ability to convert different analogue signals to SDI, time the feeds using the on-board synchroniser and work with all types of sources from broadcast quality to VHS.

Ideal for...

Converting analogue sources generated by cameras, tape machines, DVD players and graphics generators to digital.

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  • Main features
  • Details
  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
  • What do I order?
  • Who's using it?

Main features

  • 12 bit broadcast decoding converter with framestore synchroniser
  • Converts different analogue signals (PAL/NTSC composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB) to SDI
  • Being ideal for multiple applications means savings in cost and rack space
  • Exceptional performance: high quality digital filtering, five line comb and gain and levels adjustment
  • Suitable for all sources, from broadcast quality to VHS
  • Synchroniser allows untimed inputs to be timed to local syncs
  • Full vertical and horizontal timing adjustment (0-2 fields)
  • Fixed delay of up to two fields can be added in absence of reference
  • Audio follow pulse
  • Maximum of four SDI outputs
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM01, RM23, RM24, RM25 or RM27)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 ADDEC-210 in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control:board edge (basic adjustments only), GPI, frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

The way to bring analogue sources into a digital environment

The ADDEC-210 12 bit decoding converter provides an excellent way to bring any analogue sources into a digital environment.

Used with sources generated by cameras, tape machines, DVD players or graphics generators, it can convert different analogue signals (PAL/NTSC composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB) to SDI, making it ideal for multiple applications and resulting in reductions in cost and rack space.

Deal with any signals

Input sources can be of any quality from full broadcast to VHS, with jittery signals accepted.

ADDEC-210 has been designed to work both with RGB which has integrated syncs and RGB with separate syncs, which adds further flexibility.

Excellent performance

Performance is excellent, thanks to data sampled at 54Mbit per second allowing the highest quality digital filtering, as well as the five line comb decoder and the 12 bit A to D which reduces quantising noise.

The internal video proc-amp allows adjustment of gains and levels for further picture improvements.

Time it to an analogue reference

ADDEC-210 includes a synchroniser which allows untimed inputs to be timed to the local syncs. This will fix any incorrect frame rates as well as any delays by taking its timing from the external analogue reference, automatically synchronising sources between 0 and 2 fields.

The output timing can also be vertically offset with respect to the reference by any number of lines up to a whole frame.

In the absence of a reference, ADDEC-210 can operate in delay mode where timing is derived from the analogue input, with the addition of a fixed delay of up to two fields to compensate for the processing delays.

Easy to use with an external tracking audio delay

An audio follow pulse allows ADDEC-210 to be used with an external tracking audio delay, and means that an audio delay can track the video delay through the board.

Other useful features

The picture can be frozen, allowing ADDEC-210 to extend its functionality and be used as a simple still store.

The ability to select NTSC Betacam chrominance levels for YUV inputs - giving 700mV for 75% colour bars instead of the standard 700mV for 100% bars - increases the range of systems with which it can be used.

Data in the blanking interval of the composite input can be blanked or passed, while the current board settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required.

Save rack space - with a choice of outputs

Crystal Vision frameThe 100mm x 266mm module fits in Crystal Vision's standard frames allowing it to be freely mixed with any product from the range. Taking up very little space, 12 boards can be housed in 2U, six in 1U or two in a desk top box.

Five different frame rear modules (RM01, RM23, RM24, RM25 and RM27) mean you can configure just the outputs you need, with a maximum of four SDI available, dependent on the input format and the rear module fitted.

An input loop-through is available on the RM24, RM25 and RM27, while you can distribute your reference by using the Black and Burst loop available on all rear modules except the RM01.

Flexible control

Simple board edge control allows the selection of the input format, pedestal setting, Betacam levels, passing or blanking of the VBI, synchroniser or delay mode and control type via piano switches. The output timing can additionally be adjusted by using a shaft encoder.

All other adjustments (including gains and levels) must be done remotely, using an integrated control panel on the AE frames, the VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, the Statesman Lite PC software or the VisionWeb web browser control.

For full board edge control, you should consider the ADDEC-310 instead.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 200g

Power consumption: 6 Watts

VIDEO INPUT

Composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB component video input, 1 volt with syncs (Composite input only with RM24 frame rear module)

PAL and NTSC Y/C

Switchable Betacam levels on YUV input

Can accept RGB input with integral sync pulses on all three components, on green only or no syncs. Should the video not have syncs present, an RGB external syncs input is available on the RM01, RM25 and RM27 rear modules

625 line PAL or 525 line NTSC

VIDEO OUTPUTS

270Mb/s to EBU 3267-E and SMPTE 259 with inserted EDH

Maximum of four SDI outputs depending on the input format and the rear module fitted:

Single height RM01 gives four outputs with composite input, three outputs with Y/C input, two outputs with YUV input or RGB input with integral syncs, and one output if RGB input with external syncs

Single height RM23 gives three outputs with composite input, two outputs with Y/C input and one output with YUV input or RGB input with integral syncs

Single height RM24 gives two outputs (composite input only)

Quad height RM25 gives four outputs with composite or Y/C input, three outputs with YUV input or RGB input with integral syncs and two outputs if RGB output with external syncs

Double height RM27 gives four outputs with composite or Y/C input and three outputs with YUV input or RGB input (with or without integral syncs)

Black and Burst rear module loop-through available when using RM23, RM24, RM25 and RM27 - loop does not need ADDEC to be fitted as rear module has all circuitry required

Composite rear module loop-through available when using RM24; composite or Y or G rear module loop-through available when using RM25 or RM27 - loop does not need ADDEC to be fitted

<500ps 1kHz jitter and <800ps broadband jitter from stable 300mV Black and Burst reference

ANALOGUE REFERENCE

Analogue Black and Burst, mixed syncs or video reference

Amplitude of syncs 150mV to 4V

Link on PCB selects 75 ohm termination or high impedance for loop-through

AUDIO FOLLOW OUTPUT

TTL output (0.7V to 5V). On BNC (RM27 only) or available from the D-Type on rear of frame. Pulse length shows delay through store (0 to 40mS)

ANALOGUE PERFORMANCE

12 bit precision 54Mbit (four times oversampling)

Exceptional performance is achieved by a 12 bit five line adaptive comb decoder

Frequency response: +/- 0.5dB to 5.5MHz

Differential phase and gain <1.5 degrees, <1.5%

Signal to Noise: > 60dB

Blanking: To analogue PAL/NTSC specifications, with selectable VBI blanking PAL lines 7 to 22 and 319 to 335. NTSC lines 10 to 20 and 273 to 282

VIDEO TIMING ADJUSTMENTS

With a video timing reference the timing of the output (with respect to the reference in) may be adjusted by any number of lines up to a whole video frame. Horizontal timing adjustment is also possible in 37ns steps

With no video timing reference the delay from input to output is set by the same timing adjustments

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

3 lines min – 2 fields + 3 lines max

FREEZE FUNCTIONS

Manual freeze allows the ADDEC to be used as a simple still store. Selecting single field output can counteract any flicker caused by the interlacing of two fields. Either field can be selected

VIDEO GAIN AND LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS

Luma gain

Chroma gain

U gain

V gain

Black level

Chroma phase (NTSC hue)

Adjustable either locally or remotely

LED INDICATION OF:

Analogue input present

Analogue reference present

Power supplies okay

Store frozen

GPI INPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Will tolerate 0V to 30V, pulled up to +5V through 10 kohm

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 220 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 10 kohm

GPI INPUTS

Four GPI inputs can recall presets 1 to 16

GPI OUTPUTS

Video input present

Audio follow output

LOCAL CONTROL

Piano switches select:

Input format (composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB)

Pedestal on/off

Normal/Betacam levels (525 YUV only)

VBI passed/blanked

Synchroniser mode/delay mode

Board edge/remote control

ADDEC-210 uses a shaft encoder to adjust delay or output timing

REMOTE MONITORING

RS422/485

19200 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop no parity

Control from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

Statesman Lite allows control from any PC on a network. Four Statesman menu tabs available: Video properties, Presets, Gains and Factory Reset

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

There are five rear modules available for the ADDEC-210...

RM01 rear module label and connections

More about the RM01

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: You need the maximum SDI outputs and want to use just a single frame slot. It will also give you external syncs for RGB. It's the best rear module to choose if you don't need any loop-throughs

Also used for: ADDEC-310, ALLDAC, DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, MON210, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM01 rear module

RM01 rear module label for ADDEC-210

ADDEC-210 inputs and outputs with RM01 rear module

 

RM23 rear module label and connections

More about the RM23

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: It's the single slot rear module that will give you a loop-through of your analogue reference - but less SDI outputs than the RM01

Also used for: ADDEC-310 and REFGEN

Real RM23 rear module

RM23 rear module label for ADDEC-210

ADDEC-210 inputs and outputs with RM23 rear module

 

RM24 rear module label and connections

More about the RM24

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: Consider this single slot rear module if you're only using a composite input (and not Y/C, YUV or RGB). You will get both composite and Black and Burst loop-throughs - but less SDI outputs than the RM01 and RM23

Also used for: ADDEC-310

Real RM24 rear module

RM24 rear module label for ADDEC-210

ADDEC-210 inputs and outputs with RM24 rear module

 

RM25 rear module label and connections

More about the RM25

Connectors: 27 BNCs (shared by 3 boards)

Frame slots used: 4

Boards in 2U: 9

Boards in 1U: N/A

Boards in desk top box: N/A

Why use it: You want the maximum SDI outputs plus loop-throughs of both your reference and analogue input, and you're using three or more ADDEC-210 - you'll fit more boards in a frame compared to using the RM27. It will also give you external syncs for RGB

Also used for: ADDEC-310

Real RM25 rear module

RM25 rear module label for ADDEC-210

ADDEC-210 inputs and outputs with RM25 rear module

 

RM27 rear module label and connections

More about the RM27

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: It uses the most rack space (two slots) but you'll get everything: the maximum SDI outputs, loop-throughs of both your reference and analogue input, external syncs for RGB, plus a TTL audio follow on BNC

Also used for: ADDEC-310

Real RM27 rear module

RM27 rear module label for ADDEC-210

ADDEC-210 inputs and outputs with RM27 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the ADDEC-210 block diagram.

What do I order?

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Items for quote

First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

ADDEC-210
12 bit PAL/NTSC, Y/C, YUV or RGB to SDI decoding converter with framestore and output timing adjustment

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

RM01
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ADDEC-210 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to four SDI outputs (three if Y/C input, two if YUV input or RGB input with integral syncs and one if RGB input with external syncs)
RM23
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ADDEC-210 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to three SDI outputs (two if Y/C input and one if YUV input or RGB input with integral syncs) and a Black and Burst rear module loop-through
RM24
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ADDEC-210 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Composite only input. Gives access to two SDI outputs and both Black and Burst and composite rear module loop-throughs
RM25
Four slot frame rear module. One rear module used for three ADDEC-210, allowing nine ADDEC-210 in 2U. Gives access to four SDI outputs (three if YUV input or RGB input with integral syncs and two if RGB input with external syncs), a Black and Burst rear module loop-through, and a composite, Y or G rear module loop-through
RM27
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six ADDEC-210 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to four SDI outputs (three if YUV or RGB input), a Black and Burst rear module loop-through, a composite, Y or G rear module loop, and a TTL audio follow

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, the integrated control panel if you've selected one of the 'AE' frames, a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order one of the items below...

VisionPanel
3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
Statesman Lite
Free-of-charge PC Control System - download the latest version
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

Who's using it?

Users of the ADDEC range of A to D converters include...

  • 3SixtyMedia (UK)
  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • Al Rai Media Group (Kuwait)
  • Alston Elliot (UK)
  • Alsumaria TV (Lebanon)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC - Audio Video Consulting GmbH (Austria)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • Bright Space Technologies (UK)
  • Broadcast Video Services (Ireland)
  • Chelsea Football Club (UK)
  • Closed Caption Latina (Colombia)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • DV International (France)
  • EastEnders (UK)
  • Elektronika (Slovakia)
  • E to E (UK)
  • Feltech (UK)
  • Fifa Studios (Switzerland)
  • Finnair (Finland)
  • First Christian Church (USA)
  • FMTV (Thailand)
  • Giga-Com (UK)
  • GigaSat (UK)
  • Glück TV (Germany)
  • Hanoi TV (Vietnam)
  • HD Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Ideal Shopping Direct (UK)
  • IEC (France)
  • Indira Ghandi National Open University (India)
  • Internet Videocommunications (UK)
  • ITV (UK)
  • John Naulls Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Khayal Production (Lebanon)
  • Links Broadcast (UK)
  • Major Oak Productions (UK)
  • Mankin Media Systems (USA)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • MST (UK)
  • NASA (USA)
  • National Theatre of Greece (Greece)
  • New Leaf UK Ltd. (UK)
  • Nova TV (Bulgaria)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • Rohde & Schwarz (Singapore)
  • Rohde & Schwarz (UK)
  • Roll to Record (UK)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTI (UK)
  • RTP (Portugal)
  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • Sat-Comm (UK)
  • Scottish Parliament (UK)
  • SCCI Group (UK)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • Smart TV (UK)
  • Snader (USA)
  • Soc Trang TV (Vietnam)
  • Sony Japan (Japan)
  • Sony UK (UK)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • S.U.-News (Germany)
  • Tele Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Telemedia (South Africa)
  • TeleSambre (Belgium)
  • Teletech (Japan)
  • Teltechco (Vietnam)
  • The ADI Group (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The Reality TV Channel (Greece)
  • Thomson Reuters (UK)
  • TJK (Turkey)
  • TRC (Italy)
  • TTI (UK)
  • TV AlHijrah (Malaysia)
  • TV Nova (Czech Republic)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • UBS Bank (UK)
  • unbitte entertainment (Germany)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • University of Lincoln (UK)
  • UTCC (Thailand)
  • Vinh Puhc TV (Vietnam)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WMGT-TV (USA)
 

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