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Cleanit

What is it?

Cleanit profanity delay3G/HD/SD profanity delay system, available in four versions.

Reason to choose it...

It's one of the few products available that's designed for protecting video as well as audio. This flexible and affordable profanity delay system can give you the amount of protection you need - whether you just want to mute the offensive audio or whether you want to switch cleanly to another video source.

Ideal for...

Preventing the broadcast of any unwanted audio or video material - including expletives, obscene gestures, wardrobe malfunctions, bloopers, competitor mentions, coughing fits or technical problems.

Control it...

SBB-4 smart button boxWith its four big buttons, the SBB-4 smart button box (pictured here) makes operation really easy. And why not try out the Cleanit 1 VisionWeb demo and the Cleanit 3 VisionWeb demo (open in new window) you'll see how easy it is to operate Cleanit from your web browser. These are example GUIs as you get to choose which controls to show when you order Cleanit.

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

Main features

  • Flexible profanity delay system for live video and audio
  • Use it with a variety of SDI sources: works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and with embedded audio or discrete AES or analogue audio
  • Equally suited to traditional broadcasting or social media webcasts
  • Purchase as much or as little protection as needed – available in four different versions
  • Main programme can be delayed by up to ten seconds in 3Gb/s, 20 seconds in HD or 110 seconds in SD
  • Audio protection includes audio mute or shuffle
  • Video protection includes video freeze or black
  • Easy to add any custom functionality you need (with Cleanit Custom)
  • Manual and automatic activation of cover/uncover functions
  • Saves you space, with one Cleanit in a desk top box, and up to three in 1U or six in 2U
  • Simple control and status monitoring using VisionWeb web browser or SBB-4 smart button box
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)
  • This product is available to either purchase or hire, with hire pricing typically 6% of list price per week (with one week minimum hire period and £200 minimum charge)

Details

The perfect profanity delay system

Cleanit allows a video and audio content stream to be delayed to prevent the broadcast of unwanted or offensive material, with both audio and video covers available. The programme signal can be delayed by up to ten seconds in 3Gb/s, 20 seconds in HD or 110 seconds in SD. This delay gives the operator – who is monitoring the live feed – time to react and remove the unwanted content.

Cleanit is an easy-to-use fully integrated solution which is based on the Crystal Vision Indigo range of modular products and frames. Different packages are available – allowing you to purchase as much or as little protection as needed for your application.

The three standard versions of Cleanit take care of the most common applications, muting or shuffling either embedded or discrete AES or analogue audio, along with video freeze or black. Choose Cleanit Custom and we'll design a custom solution for you, understanding your application and adding whatever extra functions you need to the mix.

Choose a frame

Once you've selected the most suitable version of Cleanit for you, you need to select a frame to house it in.

One standard Cleanit will fit in a desk top box (pictured here), ideal for those wanting a portable system. 1U ears can be fitted to the desk top box to facilitate mounting in a control desk, while the IDT-RK rack mounting kit allows it to be fitted in a 19" rack if required.

For multi-channel applications (or for those wanting power supply redundancy), up to three channels of Cleanit can fit in a 1U frame or six in a 2U frame – making the most of your rack space.

Choose your control

The two control options for Cleanit make configuration and operation easy and ensure that you always know the status of your audio and video.

VisionWeb Control is a free-of-charge way of operating Cleanit from a web browser running on any device connected to the same network. The simplified VisionWeb GUI makes it easy to set the delay timings and activate the video and audio covers, as well as providing feedback status of when the system has been initiated and when it returns to normal operation.

The SBB-4 smart button box is perfect for live operation. With big buttons to press, it features clear text (using LCD graphics) and colour indications of function and status – such as the button flashing orange while counting down. There are three active buttons available for programming and one status button. The SBB-4 works in conjunction with VisionWeb, with – for example – VisionWeb providing the delay time variables and status information. The SBB-4 connects to the Crystal Vision frame via Ethernet. It uses PoE (Power over Ethernet) for convenience and therefore needs to be connected to a PoE enabled switch.

All versions of Cleanit include flexible customisation of the control GUIs and button box to satisfy your individual requirements. You will be asked which of the controls should be visible on the VisionWeb GUI and what functionality to assign to the push buttons on the SBB-4.

Try an example Cleanit 1 VisionWeb demo (with the same GUI also used for Cleanit 2) or an example Cleanit 3 VisionWeb demo...

Protecting your programme

Both audio and video covers are available – either independently or simultaneously. To mask the unwanted audio, the operator can mute the audio, shuffle to another embedded source or (with Cleanit Custom) to an external discrete source. To mask the unwanted video, the operator can freeze or black the video or (with Cleanit Custom) insert a graphic or switch to another live or recorded source. The cover/uncover functions can be activated either manually or automatically and be either delayed or immediate.

Manual delayed cover/uncover

Using manual delayed cover/uncover is ideal when you don't want to lose more of your programme than is necessary and you have an operator able to concentrate on this task, as it involves them both starting and stopping the mute or freeze. Delay timings can be set for the delayed mute or freeze and the delayed unmute or unfreeze.

Here's an example timeline for a system using manual delayed cover/uncover for a three second obscenity. Here we've set the programme video delay to ten seconds, the mute delay to eight seconds and the unmute delay to ten seconds. We assume that the operator has one second of reaction time before muting and unmuting.

Time zero Obscenity starts
1 second Operator presses the delayed mute control (after one second reaction time)
3 seconds Obscenity finishes
4 seconds Operator presses delayed unmute control (after one second reaction time)
9 seconds System mutes (due to delayed mute setting of eight seconds + one second muting reaction time)
10 seconds Obscenity reaches delayed programme output (NB. System has already been muted for a second)
13 seconds Obscenity finishes on delayed programme output
14 seconds System unmutes (due to delayed unmute setting of ten seconds + one second of unmuting reaction time since obscenity finished at '3 seconds')

Automatic delayed cover/uncover

Using automatic delayed cover/uncover is ideal when your operator is multi-tasking and only wants one button to press to clean the air. With this option you will need to choose suitable delay settings in advance, with the delay timer counting down to audio mute (or video freeze) then continuing to count to unmute (or unfreeze). With this option, you have fixed the expected length of the obscenity. If the obscenity is longer than expected, you have other measures in place to get rid of it – for example, moving the microphone or having the profanity delay system set to automatically drop the offensive caller.

Here's an example timeline for a system using automatic delayed cover/uncover. We don't know how long the obscenity is going to last so we have guessed appropriate settings. Here we've set the programme video delay to ten seconds, the mute delay to eight seconds and the unmute delay to 13 seconds. We assume that the operator has one second of reaction time before muting.

Time zero Obscenity starts
1 second Operator presses the delayed mute control (after one second reaction time)
3 seconds Obscenity finishes
9 seconds System mutes (due to delayed mute setting of eight seconds + one second muting reaction time)
10 seconds Obscenity reaches delayed programme output (NB. System has already been muted for a second)
13 seconds Obscenity finishes on delayed programme output
14 seconds System unmutes (due to automatic delayed unmute setting of 13 seconds + one second of muting reaction control)

Manual instant cover/uncover

This is ideal for emergency situations where you have missed the profanity. You can immediately mute the output using Instant mute or Instant mute and freeze. When using the SBB-4 smart button box, you can hold down the button for the required duration of the cover. The Instant unmute can be used for testing or if a mute request needs to be cancelled.

 

Specs

Cleanit 1

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input with embedded audio

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p50 and 1080p59.94

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m using Belden 1694A. HD/SD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281)

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto data rate and video format selection

Input is electrical BNC. For fibre input, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Two reclocked, protected and delayed 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs with embedded audio

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

Output is electrical BNC. For fibre output, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

STANDARD DEFINITION DELAY

Minimum delay: 3 lines

Maximum delay: 110 seconds/2750 frames (625 line); 91 seconds/2750 frames (525 line)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

HIGH DEFINITION DELAY

Minimum delay: 2 lines

Maximum delay: 20 seconds/500 frames (1080i50/720p50/1080PsF23.98/1080PsF24); 16 seconds/500 frames (1080i59.94/720p59.94)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

3GB/S DELAY

Minimum delay: 2 lines

Maximum delay: 10 seconds/500 frames (1080p50); 8 seconds/500 frames (1080p59.94)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

AUDIO MUTE AND SHUFFLE

Group 1 is the default mute group

Default operation is for audio mute. The system can be modified to perform audio shuffle instead or to mute additional channels of audio

USER SETTINGS FOR PROFANITY DELAY

Programme video delay in seconds (range is from one second to the maximum available for the video frame rate)

Delay to audio mute from initiation in seconds

Delay to audio unmute from initiation in seconds

Manual delayed mute/unmute

Auto delayed mute/unmute

Instant mute/unmute

In above settings, mute can be replaced with shuffle

Custom controls are available on request

ANCILLARY DATA/EMBEDDED AUDIO

Passes entire video stream, including embedded audio and HANC and VANC

STATUS MONITORING

Signal presence and alarm monitoring of signals

Status of profanity delay operation and audio status

CONTROL

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet. A custom GUI will be configured for each order to provide the controls required

Optional SBB-4 smart button box connects to the frame via Ethernet and provides four programmable LCD switches. The SBB-4 uses information from VisionWeb for delay timings etc. The four switches will be configured for each order to provide the controls required. Uses Power over Ethernet so must be used with PoE enabled switch

 

Cleanit 2

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p50 and 1080p59.94

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m using Belden 1694A. HD/SD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281)

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto data rate and video format selection

Input is electrical BNC. For fibre input, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

VIDEO OUTPUTS

One reclocked and delayed 3Gb/s, HD or SD output (NB. Protection is in the AES/analogue audio output)

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

Output is electrical BNC. For fibre output, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Package is either analogue or digital. Must be specified at order

Analogue input:

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising A to Ds. High input impedance (20 kohm) balanced

Input level range: 0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

Signal to noise - 99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

Total harmonic distortion: 0.004% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

Interchannel crosstalk: -110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

Analogue output:

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising D to As. Low output impedance (66 ohm) balanced

Input level range: 0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

Signal to noise: 99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

Total harmonic distortion: 0.002% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

Interchannel crosstalk: -110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

Digital input:

Four 24 bit stereo pairs

Standard package set for 110 ohm AES/EBU balanced

For 75 ohm AES3-id unbalanced, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

Asynchronous audio to video 48kHz + or - 50ppm

Total harmonic distortion: With asynchronous inputs: < 0.0001% (-120dB)

Digital output:

Four 24 bit stereo pairs

Standard package set for 110 ohm AES/EBU balanced

For 75 ohm AES3-id unbalanced, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

Asynchronous audio to video 48kHz + or - 50ppm

Total harmonic distortion: With asynchronous inputs: < 0.0001% (-120dB)

STANDARD DEFINITION DELAY

Minimum delay: 3 lines

Maximum delay: 110 seconds/2750 frames (625 line); 91 seconds/2750 frames (525 line)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

HIGH DEFINITION DELAY

Minimum delay: 2 lines

Maximum delay: 20 seconds/500 frames (1080i50/720p50/1080PsF23.98/1080PsF24); 16 seconds/500 frames (1080i59.94/720p59.94)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

3GB/S DELAY

Minimum delay: 2 lines

Maximum delay: 10 seconds/500 frames (1080p50); 8 seconds/500 frames (1080p59.94)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

AUDIO MUTE AND SHUFFLE

Group 1 is the default mute group

Default operation is for audio mute. The system can be modified to perform audio shuffle instead or to mute additional channels of audio

USER SETTINGS FOR PROFANITY DELAY

Programme video delay in seconds (range is from one second to the maximum available for the video frame rate)

Delay to audio mute from initiation in seconds

Delay to audio unmute from initiation in seconds

Manual delayed mute/unmute

Auto delayed mute/unmute

Instant mute/unmute

In above settings, mute can be replaced with shuffle

Custom controls are available on request

ANCILLARY DATA/EMBEDDED AUDIO

Passes entire video stream, including embedded audio and HANC and VANC

STATUS MONITORING

Signal presence and alarm monitoring of signals

Status of profanity delay operation and audio status

CONTROL

Software:

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet. A custom GUI will be configured for each order to provide the controls required

Hardware:

Optional SBB-4 smart button box connects to the frame via Ethernet and provides four programmable LCD switches. The SBB-4 uses information from VisionWeb for delay timings etc. The four switches will be configured for each order to provide the controls required. Uses Power over Ethernet so must be used with PoE enabled switch

 

Cleanit 3

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input with embedded audio

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p50 and 1080p59.94

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m using Belden 1694A. HD/SD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281)

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto data rate and video format selection

Input is electrical BNC. For fibre input, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Two reclocked, protected and delayed 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs with embedded audio

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

Output is electrical BNC. For fibre output, contact us about Cleanit Custom instead

STANDARD DEFINITION DELAY

Minimum delay: 3 lines

Maximum delay: 110 seconds/2750 frames (625 line); 91 seconds/2750 frames (525 line)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

HIGH DEFINITION DELAY

Minimum delay: 2 lines

Maximum delay: 20 seconds/500 frames (1080i50/720p50/1080PsF23.98/1080PsF24); 16 seconds/500 frames (1080i59.94/720p59.94)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

3GB/S DELAY

Minimum delay: 2 lines

Maximum delay: 10 seconds/500 frames (1080p50); 8 seconds/500 frames (1080p59.94)

Programme delay adjustable in seconds

ANALOGUE REFERENCE

Tri-level syncs or analogue Black and Burst or video
3Gb/s, HD or SD source can use either type of reference

AUDIO MUTE AND SHUFFLE

Group 1 is the default mute group

Default operation is for audio mute. The system can be modified to perform audio shuffle instead or to mute additional channels of audio

VIDEO FREEZE AND BLACK

Default operation is for video freeze. The system can be modified to perform video black instead

USER SETTINGS FOR PROFANITY DELAY

Programme video delay in seconds (range is from one second to the maximum available for the video frame rate)

Delay to audio mute/video freeze from initiation in seconds

Delay to audio unmute/video unfreeze from initiation in seconds

Manual delayed mute/unmute (audio only)

Manual delayed mute/freeze (audio and video)

Auto delayed mute/unmute (audio only)

Auto delayed mute/unmute and freeze/unfreeze (audio and video)

Instant mute/unmute (audio only)

Instant mute/unmute and freeze/unfreeze (audio and video)

In above settings, mute can be replaced with shuffle and freeze replaced with black

Custom controls are available on request, including control of video freeze (or black) on its own

ANCILLARY DATA/EMBEDDED AUDIO

Passes entire video stream, including embedded audio and HANC and VANC

STATUS MONITORING

Signal presence and alarm monitoring of signals

Status of profanity delay operation and audio status

CONTROL

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet. A custom GUI will be configured for each order to provide the controls required

Optional SBB-4 smart button box connects to the frame via Ethernet and provides four programmable LCD switches. The SBB-4 uses information from VisionWeb for delay timings etc. The four switches will be configured for each order to provide the controls required. Uses Power over Ethernet so must be used with PoE enabled switch

 

Cleanit Custom

Custom solutions are available to meet specific customer requirements. The specification will change depending on the options chosen.

What do I order?

Request a quote...

Read the ordering info below then fill in this form to request a quote for the Cleanit profanity delay system and accessories...

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Items for quote

First you need to choose your profanity delay system...

Cleanit 1
Profanity delay system for video/embedded audio. Allows for audio mute or shuffle of up to 16 channels of embedded audio. Package includes ViViD 3G-20, TANDEM 310, RM41 and RM47 rear modules, connecting BNC links and VisionWeb web browser control
Cleanit 2
Profanity delay system for video/discrete AES or analogue audio. Allows for audio mute or shuffle of up to eight channels of 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Package includes ViViD 3G-20, TANDEM 320, RM41 and RM71 rear modules, audio piggybacks (either two DIOP4 for AES or one 3G-AIP2 and one 3G-AOP2 for analogue audio please specify), connecting BNC links and VisionWeb web browser control
Cleanit 3
Profanity delay system for video/embedded audio. Allows for audio mute or shuffle of up to 16 channels of embedded audio and for video freeze or black. Package includes ViViD 3G-20, SYNNER 310, RM41 and RM47 rear modules, connecting BNC links and VisionWeb web browser control
Cleanit Custom
Any profanity delay system for video/embedded or discrete audio that does not fall into packages 1-3

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

Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for one Cleanit profanity delay system. Includes one fixed power supply
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to three Cleanit profanity delay systems. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies for redundancy
Indigo 2SE
2U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Cleanit profanity delay systems. Requires one or two PSU-160i power supplies
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for Indigo 2SE frame. Indigo 2SE requires either one PSU-160i or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

If you've selected a desk top box and want to mount it in a rack...

IDT-RK
Rack mounting kit allowing Indigo DTSE to be mounted in a 19" rack

Finally - control. Use a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order the item below...

SBB-4
Smart button box with four programmable LCD switches. It is powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet) and therefore needs to be connected to a PoE enabled switch

 

Who's using it?

Users of the new Cleanit video and audio profanity delays include...

  • Bexel NEP Broadcast Services (USA)
  • Broadcasters General Store (USA)
  • Creative Technology (UK)
  • Fox Sports (USA)
  • Gfinity (UK)
  • JTV - Jewelry Television (USA)
  • NASA (USA)
  • Ravensbourne College (UK)
  • Technical Video Systems, Inc. (USA)
  • The Media Bunker (UK)
  • The Randi Rhodes Show (USA)
  • The Rick and Bubba Radio Show (USA)
  • WKMG (USA)
 

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Explore more...

If you just need a video delay rather than a full profanity delay system, explore the options below...

Video delay
  • ViViD 3G 3G/HD/SD variable video delay (0.5 secs 3G/1 sec HD/5.5 secs SD)
  • ViViD 3GS 3G/HD/SD variable video delay with synchroniser (0.5 secs 3G/1 sec HD/5.5 secs SD)
  • ViViD 3GS-20 3G/HD/SD long variable video delay with synchroniser (10 secs 3G/20 secs HD/110 secs SD)
  • ViViD HD-40 HD/SD long variable video delay (43 secs HD/238 secs SD)

Not sure which profanity delay is best for your application? Have a look at our profanity delays comparison chart to help you make a decision...