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ARC-20MC

What is it?

ARC-20MC aspect ratio converter10 bit digital aspect ratio converter for SD sources.

Reason to choose it...

It has the features that make it suitable for every application, including superb picture quality (with motion adaptive video de-interlacing), customised conversions and time-saving presets, and the ability to dynamically select the best conversion based on the AFD data in the incoming video and to change the aspect ratio live on air. Add to this four group audio handling, relay bypass protection and integrated fibre input/output plus up to five SDI outputs which could save you a distribution amplifier in your system.

Ideal for...

Any and all! aspect ratio conversion applications, including those that follow AFD data for automatic switching of the aspect ratio.

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Main features

  • 10 bit bi-directional digital aspect ratio converter
  • Exceptional performance thanks to 10 bit processing, motion adaptive video de-interlacing, noise reduction and detail enhancement processing
  • Maintain your picture's colour fidelity: use the RGB and YUV lift and gain controls
  • Save time with presets for the six most popular aspect ratio conversions
  • Three presets allow 16:9 sources to be shown on a 4:3 monitor: 16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox, 16:9 to 14:9 Letterbox and 16:9 to 4:3 Full Screen
  • Three presets allow 4:3 sources to be shown on a 16:9 monitor: 4:3 to 16:9 Pillarbox, 4:3 to 14:9 Pillarbox and 4:3 to 16:9 Full Screen
  • Customise your output picture with flexible size, position and crop adjustments
  • Change your aspect ratios live on air: will reconfigure cleanly within a single frame blanking period
  • Let it automatically select the aspect ratio for you: use the SMPTE 2016 AFD, Video index or WSS data embedded in the input - with live update
  • Help downstream equipment to select the correct aspect ratio: insert SMPTE 2016 AFD, Video index or WSS data into the output
  • Compensate for video delays generated by other equipment, with variable video delay of up to one frame
  • Passes all embedded audio with same delay as picture
  • Flag up faulty video and audio signals and provide warnings of any problems using Statesman alarms or SNMP traps
  • Save a DA in your system: gives up to five converted SDI outputs
  • Easy to distribute the original SDI signal: get six reclocked input loop-throughs by fitting a DA6 top board
  • Optional integrated fibre input/output connectivity means you won't be limited by cable lengths
  • Save yourself a distribution amplifier on the output: features four video outputs
  • Use it with embedded audio sources when output locked to input
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM41, RM57 or RM67 - or RM41 + RM34, RM57 + RM34 or RM67 + RM34 if ARC-20MC is fitted with DA6 top board)
  • Get an extra layer of security with relay bypass protection (on RM67 rear module)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 ARC-20MC in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control: board edge, GPI, frame integrated control panel, Ethernet remote control panel (REMIND-E), SNMP or PC software
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

The aspect ratio converter for every application

ARC-20MC is an affordable high performance aspect ratio converter for those that care about the quality of their output picture, with its 10 bit processing and motion adaptive video de-interlacing.

It's quick to use, with presets for the six most commonly used conversions - but you can also customise the output picture too, with picture size, position and crop adjustments.

It also includes all the features you could want, including full AFD functionality with live update of the aspect ratio, four group audio handling, a variable video delay, signal checking, relay bypass protection and even integrated fibre I/O connectivity.

Add to this the five SDI outputs which could save you a distribution amplifier in your system.

Get exceptional performance

ARC-20MC's exceptional quality conversion comes from a combination of 10 bit processing and motion adaptive video de-interlacing, which maximises the picture's vertical resolution and ensures that it will choose the best processing method based on the video content.

Changing the aspect ratio can result in an apparently softer picture, therefore the adjustable detail enhancement feature allows the image to be sharpened - with the options of using either the Fine Detail Enhancement to apply sharpening to the entire image, or the Edge Enhancement to apply sharpening only to object edges.

Also available is noise reduction, with ARC-20MC able to detect and remove mosquito noise, while colour fidelity can be maintained by using the RGB and YUV lift and gain controls.

Save time with presets

ARC-20MC has been designed to change the aspect ratio of an SDI video signal while preserving the geometry, and provides presets for the six commonly used conversions between 4:3 and 16:9.

Three of these conversions allow 16:9 sources to be shown on a 4:3 monitor with the geometry preserved, while the other three allows similar easy conversion of 4:3 to 16:9.

There’s the choice of showing the whole picture with wide black edging (the 16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox and 4:3 to 16:9 Pillarbox conversions), less picture with narrow black edging (the 16:9 to 14:9 Letterbox and 4:3 to 14:9 Pillarbox conversions) or even less picture with no black edging (the 16:9 to 4:3 Full Screen and 4:3 to 16:9 Full Screen conversions).

To maintain the best picture quality ARC-20MC will automatically enter a bypass mode with matching delay when the input aspect ratio is the same as the selected output aspect ratio.

The six factory presets are shown below...

16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox

16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox

Full 16:9 source width mapped to 4:3 monitor width

Full source height compressed to 75% of monitor height

Horizontal black bands added to top and bottom

No picture lost

16:9 to 14:9 Letterbox

16:9 to 14:9 Letterbox

Central 87.5% of 16:9 source width stretched to 4:3 monitor width

Full source height compressed to 87.5% of monitor height

Horizontal black bands added to top and bottom

Minimal picture lost

16:9 to 4:3 Full Screen

16:9 to 4:3 Full Screen

Central 75% of 16:9 source width stretched to 4:3 monitor width

Full source height mapped to monitor height

No horizontal black bands required

Significant picture lost

 
4:3 to 16:9 Pillarbox

4:3 to 16:9 Pillarbox

Full 4:3 source width compressed to central 75% of 16:9 monitor width

Full source height mapped to monitor height

Vertical black bands added to left and right

No picture lost

4:3 to 14:9 Pillarbox

4:3 to 14:9 Pillarbox

Full 4:3 source width compressed to central 87.5% of 16:9 monitor width

Central 87.5% of source height stretched to monitor height

Vertical black bands added to left and right

Minimal picture lost

4:3 to 16:9 Full Screen

4:3 to 16:9 Full Screen

Full 4:3 source width mapped to 16:9 monitor width

Central 75% of source height stretched to monitor height

No vertical black bands required

Significant picture lost

 

Customise your conversions

The preset aspect ratios can each be independently customised, with flexible size, position and crop adjustments.

Should you want to change the size, there’s continuous compression or expansion in line and pixel increments of up to +/- 25% of nominal picture size.

Vertical and horizontal offsets of +/- 50% allow the easy addition of subtitles.

Vertical and horizontal cropping from 0-100% of picture size also make it possible to completely blank the image starting from any edge and so remove any unwanted material.

Once the customised controls are set, they are automatically recalled whenever that particular aspect ratio is active.

Automating your aspect ratios - working with AFD

ARC-20MC can have full AFD functionality – with no restrictions. The board is well suited to following any AFD data present in the signal for automatic switching of the aspect ratio with its ability to switch instantly and cleanly between two conversions in a single frame blanking period, which allows aspect ratios to be changed live on air.

ARC-20MC can dynamically select the best conversion based on the SMPTE 2016 AFD, Video index or WSS data in the incoming video. SMPTE 2016 AFD, Video index and WSS can also be inserted into the output video for use by downstream equipment – either manually or by following the incoming AFD.

Handle (and delay) embedded audio

ARC-20MC passes all embedded audio, ensuring the audio is delayed by the same amount as the video and therefore removing the need for a separate audio delay.

Match video delays in your system

ARC-20MC can also compensate for delays generated by other equipment in your system. On top of the minimum fixed delay of one frame minus 16 lines there is a fully flexible variable video delay of up to one frame plus 16 lines, adjustable in lines and pixels.

Flag up faulty signals

ARC-20MC includes signal probe functionality with 13 video and audio alarms available, which makes it useful for flagging up faulty signals.

The status indications include input missing, video black, video frozen, input incompatible, audio missing and audio silence.

Video black and video frozen and all the audio parameters can be delayed before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during brief video pauses or quiet audio periods.

Two GPI outputs are reserved for alarm indication, while warnings of any problems can be provided via Statesman alarms or SNMP traps.

Fibre connectivity - on the board

It’s easy to give ARC-20MC integrated fibre connectivity – and still only use a single frame slot. Just order either the FIP fibre input option or FOP fibre output option.

Designed for SMPTE 297-2006 short haul applications the FIP and FOP use a Class I laser, with the FIP used to receive an optical input and the FOP to transmit an optical output.

Having the fibre integral to the board reduces the need to use up additional rack space for separate fibre optic transmitters and receivers – as well as saving you money.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameAs a 100mm x 266mm module ARC-20MC brings space-saving benefits, fitting in the standard Crystal Vision frames which are available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes - and with up to 12 boards fitting in 2U. This allows easy integration with any product from the range.

So many outputs!

ARC-20MC provides an amazing five outputs of the converted signal, which could save you a DA in your system.

There’s the option to fit a DA6 top board to give six reclocked loop-throughs for distribution of the original SDI signal – useful if you have both 4:3 and 16:9 versions of a programme or you want to monitor the picture before and after the aspect ratio conversion. If a DA6 is fitted, ARC-20MC becomes a ‘double decker’ board and uses two frame slots.

Protect your output - with relay bypass protection

ARC-20MC is used with the RM41 frame rear module for normal applications and the RM57 for fibre applications, with the RM67 selected by those who want relay bypass protection to help maintain programme output in the event of power failure or board removal.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

With DA6 top board fitted: ‘Double decker’ module 266mm x 100mm (uses two frame slots)

Weight: 180g; 240g with DA6 fitted

Power consumption: 10 Watts; 3 Watts (DA6); 0.6 Watts (FIP and FOP)

VIDEO INPUT

One SDI input with reclocking

When using FIP fibre input option allows selection between one optical and one electrical input. The input loop-throughs will show whichever input has been selected

270Mb/s serial compliant to EBU 3267-E and SMPTE 259

SD cable equalisation >250m with Belden 8281 or equivalent

Auto 625/525 line selection

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Using RM41 rear module: Five scaled SDI outputs

Using RM57 rear module with FIP fibre input option: Four scaled SDI outputs (select between one fibre and one electrical input)

Using RM57 rear module with FOP fibre output option: Four scaled SDI outputs, including one copy of the output on fibre

Using RM67 rear module: Five scaled SDI outputs. The RM67 provides relay bypass protection to help maintain programme output. An electromechanical relay switch needs power to hold the switch in one state and will revert to the other state (board bypass) on loss of power. It prevents signal loss by mechanically connecting the input to main output 1 on complete frame power failure or board removal

If a DA6 top board is fitted, ARC-20MC will also output six reclocked loop-throughs of the input. In this case ARC-20MC will use two frame slots and the RM41, RM57 or RM67 rear modules need to be used with an RM34 to create a 'double height' rear module

270Mb/s serial compliant to EBU 3267-E and SMPTE 259

INTEGRATED FIBRE OPTIONS

ARC-20MC can be given integrated fibre connectivity by fitting the FIP fibre input option or FOP fibre output option

The chosen option should be fitted at the factory

To access the optical inputs or outputs an RM57 frame rear module must be used

When fitted with a FIP or FOP, ARC-20MC can be housed in any frame slot position but due to its extra height it is not possible to place most Standard Definition or audio boards directly above it when the SYN103 is in even numbered slot positions. 3Gb/s and HD boards do not share this restriction

FIP and FOP meet the SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul specification, allowing operation with single-mode and multi-mode fibre

Connector type: SC/PC

FIP:

Optical wavelength: 1260-1620nm

Input level maximum: -1dBm

Input level minimum: Typical -20dBm (-18dBm 3Gb/s pathological)

FOP:

Optical power: Max -0.0dBm, min -5.0dBm (typical -2.0dBm or 630uW)

Fibre pigtail: Single-mode 8/125uM

Optical wavelength: 1290-1330nm (1310 typical)

Extinction ratio: 7.5dB

Laser safety classification: Class 1 (EN 60825), Class I (21CFR1040.10)

PICTURE PROCESSING

Processing is 10 bit with 10 bit data path in horizontal and vertical blanking interval to allow embedded audio or data

Pixel based motion adaptive de-interlacing means that ARC-20MC will automatically choose the best processing method based on the video content. In video containing significant movement the output picture will look natural and smooth

Adjustable detail enhancement allows the user to sharpen the image. Fine Detail Enhancement applies sharpening to the entire image, while the Edge Enhancement applies sharpening only to object edges

Noise reduction is available with ARC-20MC able to detect and remove mosquito noise without blurring the edge of the text or graphics. This can be used to ensure that MPEG encoders do not waste unnecessary bandwidth on detail that is not really part of the picture

RGB and YUV lift and gain controls allow independent digital image adjustments in both the RGB and YUV domains, essential for maintaining colour fidelity

BYPASS MODE

To maintain the best picture quality ARC-20MC will automatically enter a bypass mode with matching delay when the input aspect ratio is the same as the selected output aspect ratio

DELAY THROUGH BOARD AND VARIABLE VIDEO DELAY

Minimum delay of one video frame less 16 lines

On top of the minimum delay, a variable video delay of up to one frame plus 16 lines, adjustable in lines and pixels, allows it to compensate for video delays generated by other equipment (maximum delay is therefore two frames in total)

ASPECT RATIO CONVERSION PRESETS

Presets are available for the six commonly used conversions to put a 16:9 source on a 4:3 monitor, or a 4:3 source on a 16:9 monitor

The available presets are: 16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox, 16:9 to 14:9 Letterbox, 16:9 to 4:3 Full Screen, 4:3 to 16:9 Pillarbox, 4:3 to 14:9 Pillarbox and 4:3 to 16:9 Full Screen

CUSTOMISED ASPECT RATIO CONVERSIONS

The standard aspect ratios can be adjusted from their default values by using independent sets of size, position and crop controls:

Vertical and horizontal picture size adjustment: continuous adjustment of approximately +/- 25% of nominal image size

Vertical and horizontal picture position adjust +/- 50%

Vertical and horizontal picture crop adjust 0-100% of picture size

Once the controls are set they are automatically recalled whenever the particular aspect ratio is active

INSTANT SWITCHING

ARC-20MC can switch instantly and cleanly between two conversions in a single frame blanking period, allowing aspect ratios to be changed live on air

ACTIVE FORMAT DESCRIPTION, VIDEO INDEX AND WIDESCREEN SIGNALLING

ARC-20MC is well suited to following AFD data for automatic switching of the aspect ratio and can dynamically select the best conversion based on the Video index, WSS or SMPTE 2016 data in the incoming video

If more than one type of AFD data is present, the priority order is SMPTE 2016, then Video index, then WSS

SMPTE 2016 AFD data can be inserted into the output video for use by downstream equipment – either manually or by automatically following the incoming AFD data. One of 16 AFD codes is embedded in an ANC data packet, which is carried in the vertical blanking

Widescreen signalling information can be inserted into 625 line outputs for use by downstream equipment. WSS can be inserted manually or be set to automatically follow the incoming AFD data. If WSS data is present on the input video this can either be passed to the output unchanged or substituted for a user selectable code. WSS data can also be set to be blanked

Video index can be inserted into the output video for use by downstream equipment. The Video index AFD value can be selected manually, or automatically based on the incoming AFD value and the conversion used. Video index data can be set to be blanked or pass the input data to the output unchanged

 

Response to WSS and SMPTE 2016/Video index AFD codes:

The effect of AFD varies depending on the conversion being done, with three auto modes. In these modes the conversion applied (and output AFD data) will depend on the input coded frame and AFD code, which may be presented as WSS, Video index or SMPTE 2016

Auto 16:9: The output coded frame is fixed at 16:9. If the input coded frame is 16:9, there will be an Anamorphic conversion and the output AFD will follow the input AFD. If the input coded frame is 4:3 then AFD codes for undefined/reserved, 14:9 and full frame inputs will produce a Pillarbox output. AFD codes for 16:9 Letterbox inputs will produce a conversion to a full frame output

Auto 4:3: The output coded frame is fixed at 4:3. If the input coded frame is 4:3, there will be an Anamorphic conversion and the output AFD will follow the input AFD. If the input coded frame is 16:9 then AFD codes for full frame and 14:9 inputs will produce a Letterbox output. AFD codes for a Pillarbox input will produce a conversion to a full screen output

Auto Adaptive: If the input coded frame is 16:9, a 4:3 Pillarbox AFD will produce a 4:3 full frame output, with appropriate Video index and/or WSS. All other AFD values will cause an Anamorphic conversion and the output AFD will follow the input value. If the input coded frame is 4:3, a 16:9 Letterbox AFD will produce a 16:9 full frame output, with appropriate Video index and/or WSS. All other AFD values will cause an Anamorphic conversion and the output AFD will follow the input value

EMBEDDED AUDIO PASSING

De-embeds and re-embeds the first four numbered audio groups

Bypass: Audio bypassed in HANC space, with the same delay as the video

VIDEO AND AUDIO SIGNAL CHECKS

Checks can be performed on 13 video and audio parameters, with warnings of any problems provided via Statesman alarms and SNMP traps

The video parameters are: input missing, video black, video frozen and input incompatible

The video black and video frozen parameters can be delayed before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during brief video pauses

The audio parameters are: input audio missing, silence group 1 channels 1 and 2, silence group 1 channels 3 and 4, silence group 2 channels 1 and 2, silence group 2 channels 3 and 4, silence group 3 channels 1 and 2, silence group 3 channels 3 and 4, silence group 4 channels 1 and 2 and silence group 4 channels 3 and 4

All audio parameters can be delayed before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during quiet audio periods

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies on board

Input present

ARC selected

GPI output 5 active

GPI output 6 active

PRESETS

The current board settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required

GPI INPUT LEVELS

Active pull to ground, pulled up to +5V through 10 kohm

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 270 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 6800 ohm

GPI INPUTS

Four GPI inputs can recall one of 16 presets

GPI OUTPUTS

Two GPI outputs. Selectable from loss of input, video black and frozen, audio missing, audio channel silence and input incompatible

LOCAL CONTROL

Intuitive board edge interface with two select buttons, shaft encoder and ten character alphanumeric display

REMOTE CONTROL

RS422/485

19200 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop no parity

Control from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

Statesman allows control from any PC on a network

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 six rear modules available for the ARC-20MC...

RM41 rear module label and connections

More about the RM41

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: Standard non-fibre applications

Also used for: 3GDA105C, 3GDA105N, 3GDA105R, CoCo 3G, Q-Down-AG 3G, Q-Down-ATG 3G, SYN103, SYN 3G, SYN-A 3G, Up-Down 3G, Up-Down-A 3G, Up-Down-AFD 3G, Up-Down-AT 3G, Up-Down-ATX 3G, Up-Down-AS 3G, Up-Down-AFDS 3G, Up-Down-ATS 3G, Up-Down-ATXS 3G, ViViD 3G, ViViD 3G-20, ViViD 3GS and ViViD 3GS-20

Real RM41 rear module

RM41 rear module label for ARC-20MC

ARC-20MC inputs and outputs with RM41 rear module

 

RM41 + RM34 rear module label and connections

More about the RM41 + RM34

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: Non-fibre applications where a DA6 top board is fitted

Also used for: 3GDA111C, 3GDA111R and 3GDA111N, and the following when fitted with a DA6 top board: Q-Down-AG 3G, Q-Down-ATG 3G, Up-Down 3G, Up-Down-A 3G, Up-Down-AFD 3G, Up-Down-AT 3G, Up-Down-ATX 3G, Up-Down-AS 3G, Up-Down-AFDS 3G, Up-Down-ATS 3G and Up-Down-ATXS 3G

Real RM41 + RM34 rear modules

RM41 + RM34 rear module label for ARC-20MC

ARC-20MC inputs and outputs with RM41 + RM34 rear module

 

RM57 rear module label and connections

More about the RM57

Connectors: 5 BNCs and 1 optical input/output connector

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: Fibre input or output applications

Also used for: CoCo 3G, Q-Down-AG 3G, Q-Down-ATG 3G, SYN103, SYN 3G, SYN-A 3G, Up-Down 3G, Up-Down-A 3G, Up-Down-AFD 3G, Up-Down-AT 3G, Up-Down-ATX 3G, Up-Down-AS 3G, Up-Down-AFDS 3G, Up-Down-ATS 3G, Up-Down-ATXS 3G, ViViD 3G, ViViD 3G-20, ViViD 3GS and ViViD 3GS-20

Real RM57 rear module

RM57 rear module label for ARC-20MC

ARC-20MC inputs and outputs with RM57 rear module

 

RM57 + RM34 rear module label and connections

More about the RM57 + RM34

Connectors: 11 BNCs and 1 optical input/output connector

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: Fibre input or output applications where a DA6 top board is fitted

Also used for: The following boards when fitted with a DA6 top board: Q-Down-AG 3G, Q-Down-ATG 3G, Up-Down 3G, Up-Down-A 3G, Up-Down-AFD 3G, Up-Down-AT 3G, Up-Down-ATX 3G, Up-Down-AS 3G, Up-Down-AFDS 3G, Up-Down-ATS 3G and Up-Down-ATXS 3G

Real RM57+ RM34 rear modules

RM57 + RM34 rear module label for ARC-20MC

ARC-20MC inputs and outputs with RM57 + RM34 rear module

 

RM67 rear module label and connections

More about the RM67

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 want relay bypass protection

Also used for: 3GDA105C, 3GDA105N, 3GDA105R, SYN103, SYN 3G, SYN-A 3G, ViViD 3G, ViViD 3G-20, ViViD 3GS and ViViD 3GS-20

Real RM67 rear module

RM57 rear module label for ARC-20MC

ARC-20MC inputs and outputs with RM57 rear module

 

RM67 + RM34 rear module label and connections

More about the RM67 + RM34

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: You want relay bypass protection where a DA6 top board is fitted

Also used for: 3GDA111C, 3GDA111N and 3GDA111R

Real RM67 + RM34 rear modules

RM57 + RM34 rear module label for ARC-20MC

ARC-20MC inputs and outputs with RM57 + RM34 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the ARC-20MC block diagram.

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

ARC-20MC
10 bit bi-directional digital aspect ratio converter with motion adaptive video de-interlacing and full AFD functionality

If you want additional input loop-throughs...

DA6
Top board for ARC-20MC motherboard providing six reclocked input loop-throughs (NB. Makes ARC-20MC a 'double decker' board which requires two frame slots)

To get integrated fibre connectivity select one of the following...

FIP
Fibre input option for ARC-20MC motherboard
FOP
Fibre output option for ARC-20MC motherboard. For CWDM laser options, contact Crystal Vision

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 Statesman CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring Statesman CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring Statesman CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring Statesman CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring Statesman 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 running Statesman
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring Statesman CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
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 Statesman CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC running Statesman
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...

RM41
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ARC-20MC in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to one SDI input and five SDI outputs
RM41 + RM34
Two single slot frame rear modules used together for when DA6 top board is fitted. Allows six boards in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to one SDI input, six reclocked input loop-throughs and five SDI outputs
RM57
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ARC-20MC in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Designed for applications using fibre inputs or outputs. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical SDI input, and gives access to four SDI outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one SDI input and four SDI outputs, along with one copy of the output on fibre
RM57 + RM34
Two single slot frame rear modules used together for when DA6 top board is fitted. Allows six boards in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Designed for applications using fibre inputs or outputs. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical SDI input, and gives access to six reclocked input loop-throughs and four SDI outputs.When using fibre output, gives access to one SDI input, six reclocked input loop-throughs and four SDI outputs, along with one copy of the output on fibre
RM67
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of ARC-20MC in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Provides relay bypass protection. Gives access to one SDI input and five SDI outputs
RM67 + RM34
Two single slot frame rear modules used together for when DA6 top board is fitted. Allows six boards in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Provides relay bypass protection. Gives access to one SDI input, six reclocked input loop-throughs and five SDI outputs

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, the integrated control panel if you've selected one of the 'AE' frames, or alternatively order one of the items below...

REMIND-E
19" Ethernet remote control panel (control an unlimited number of Crystal Vision frames over an Ethernet network)
Statesman
PC Control System
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

Who's using it?

Users of the Crystal Vision aspect ratio converters include...

  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • BRF (Belgium)
  • Channel 4 (UK)
  • Chello Multicanal (Spain)
  • Chelsea Football Club (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
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  • FedEx TV (USA)
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  • France 3 (France)
  • Ideal Shopping Direct (UK)
  • Liverpool Football Club (UK)
  • NINSIGHT (France)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • ProVideo (Serbia)
  • Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (Albania)
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  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • StudioTech (Poland)
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  • Telemedia (South Africa)
  • Thameside (UK)
  • The Danish Parliament (Denmark)
  • TNK (France)
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  • TVA (Germany)
  • TVNZ (New Zealand)
  • United Broadcast & Media Solutions (UAE)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • Video Tape Products (USA)
  • Yugra TV (Russia)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WJHG-TV (USA)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
 

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