Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
USER MANUAL
Model:
FC-4
RGB to Component Video Converter
Contents
Contents
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Introduction
Getting Started
Overview
Your FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
Connecting the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
Technical Specifications
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Figures
Figure 1: FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
Figure 2: FC-4 (Top Side Panel)
Figure 3: FC-4 (Lower Side Panel)
Figure 4: Connecting the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
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Tables
Table 1: FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter Features
Table 2: Technical Specifications of the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
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Introduction
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Introduction
Welcome to Kramer Electronics (since 1981): a world of unique, creative and
affordable solutions to the infinite range of problems that confront the video,
audio and presentation professional on a daily basis. In recent years, we have
redesigned and upgraded most of our line, making the best even better! Our
500-plus different models now appear in 8 Groups1, which are clearly defined
by function.
Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer TOOLS: FC-4 RGB to
Component Video Converter, which is ideal for:
Any display system requiring conversion between RGB SCART and YUV2
Multimedia, home theater and presentation applications
The package includes the following items:
FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
Power adapter (12V DC Input)
This user manual3
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Getting Started
We recommend that you:
Unpack the equipment carefully and save the original box and packaging
materials for possible future shipment
Review the contents of this user manual
Use Kramer high performance high resolution cables4
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Overview
The Kramer FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter is a high quality
converter for converting RGB on a 21-pin RGB - SCART connector5 to
component video (Y, CB, CR; or Y, B-Y, R-Y; or YUV).
1 GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Video and Audio Switchers, Matrix Switchers and Controllers; GROUP 3:
Video, Audio, VGA/XGA Processors; GROUP 4: Interfaces and Sync Processors; GROUP 5: Twisted Pair Interfaces;
GROUP 6: Accessories and Rack Adapters; GROUP 7: Scan Converters and Scalers; and GROUP 8: Cables and Connectors
2 Note that the unit does no scaling. The output resolution remains the same as in input resolution
3 Download up-to-date Kramer user manuals from the Internet at this URL: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
4 The complete list of Kramer cables is on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
5 The Scart connector has 21 pins (the 21st pin is actually not a pin but a ground shield contact), carrying two audio channels:
in and out, video channels: in and out, RGB signals, ground and some additional control pins
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Your FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
In particular, the high performance FC-4:
Lets you display RGB video on plasma monitors and on other display
devices equipped with component video inputs
Is 12VDC fed
Achieving the best performance means:
Connecting only good quality connection cables, thus avoiding
interference, deterioration in signal quality due to poor matching, and elevated
noise levels (often associated with low quality cables)
Avoiding interference from neighboring electrical appliances and
positioning your FC-4 away from moisture, excessive sunlight and dust
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Your FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 and Table 1 define the FC-4:
Figure 1: FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
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Your FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
Figure 2: FC-4 (Top Side Panel)
Figure 3: FC-4 (Lower Side Panel)
Table 1: FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter Features
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Feature
12V DC
INPUT Scart Connector
ON LED
CR OUTPUT RCA Connector
CB OUTPUT RCA Connector
Y OUTPUT RCA Connector
Function
+12V DC connector for powering the unit
Connects to the external video source
Illuminates when receiving power
Connects to the YUV acceptor
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Connecting the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
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Connecting the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
To connect your FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter, as the example in
Figure 4 illustrates, do the following1:
1. Connect a video source (for example, a set top box) to the Scart INPUT
connector.
2. Connect the Y, CB and CR RCA connectors to a Plasma (YUV) display.
3. Connect the 12V DC power adapter (wall transformer) to the 12V DC
socket and connect the transformer to the mains electricity.
Figure 4: Connecting the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
1 Switch OFF the power on each device before connecting it to your FC-4. After powering up your FC-4, switch on the power
on each device
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Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications
Table 2 includes the technical specifications:
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Table 2: Technical Specifications of the FC-4 RGB to Component Video Converter
INPUT:
1 RGBS (0.7Vpp, 75 ) on a Scart type connector
OUTPUT:
1 component video (Y, B-Y, R-Y) 1Vpp, 0.7Vpp, 0.7Vpp / 75 on RCA connectors
2.1Vpp
>5MHz
0.6%
0.2%
0.7%
61dB
AC
12 VDC 75mA
10.68cm x 4.36cm x 9.55cm (4.21" x 1.72" x 3.76"), W, D, H
0.3 kg. (0.67 lbs.) approx.
Power supply (12V, 500mA)
VA-50P 6 Port Universal 12-Volt Power Supply
MAX. OUTPUT LEVEL:
BANDWIDTH (-3dB):
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DIFF. GAIN
DIFF. PHASE:
K-FACTOR:
S/N RATIO:
COUPLING:
POWER SOURCE:
DIMENSIONS:
WEIGHT:
ACCESSORIES:
OPTIONS:
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1 Specifications are subject to change without notice
2 Y, Cb, Cr
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Kramer Electronics (hereafter Kramer) warrants this product free from defects in material and workmanship under the
following terms.
HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY
Labor and parts are warranted for seven years from the date of the first customer purchase.
WHO IS PROTECTED?
Only the first purchase customer may enforce this warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Except as below, this warranty covers all defects in material or workmanship in this product. The following are not covered
by the warranty:
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Any product which is not distributed by Kramer, or which is not purchased from an authorized Kramer dealer. If you are
uncertain as to whether a dealer is authorized, please contact Kramer at one of the agents listed in the web site
www.kramerelectronics.com.
Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
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Accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning or other acts of nature
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Product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product
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Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Kramer
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Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier)
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Removal or installation of the product
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Any other cause, which does not relate to a product defect
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Cartons, equipment enclosures, cables or accessories used in conjunction with the product
WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR AND WHAT WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
We will pay labor and material expenses for covered items. We will not pay for the following:
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Removal or installations charges.
Costs of initial technical adjustments (set-up), including adjustment of user controls or programming. These costs are the
responsibility of the Kramer dealer from whom the product was purchased.
Shipping charges.
HOW YOU CAN GET WARRANTY SERVICE
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To obtain service on you product, you must take or ship it prepaid to any authorized Kramer service center.
Whenever warranty service is required, the original dated invoice (or a copy) must be presented as proof of warranty coverage,
and should be included in any shipment of the product. Please also include in any mailing a contact name, company, address, and
a description of the problem(s).
For the name of the nearest Kramer authorized service center, consult your authorized dealer.
LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to
the length of this warranty.
EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES
The liability of Kramer for any effective products is limited to the repair or replacement of the product at our option. Kramer
shall not be liable for:
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Damage to other property caused by defects in this product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss
of time, commercial loss; or:
Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise. Some countries may not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from place to place.
NOTE: All products returned to Kramer for service must have prior approval. This may be obtained from your dealer.
This equipment has been tested to determine compliance with the requirements of:
EN-50081:
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC);
generic emission standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry"
EN-50082:
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) generic immunity standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry environment".
CFR-47:
FCC Rules and Regulations:
Part 15: “Radio frequency devices
Subpart B – Unintentional radiators”
CAUTION!
Servicing the machines can only be done by an authorized Kramer technician. Any user who makes changes or modifications to
the unit without the expressed approval of the manufacturer will void user authority to operate the equipment.
Use the supplied DC power supply to feed power to the machine.
Please use recommended interconnection cables to connect the machine to other components.
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For the latest information on our products and a list of Kramer
distributors, visit our Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com,
where updates to this user manual may be found.
We welcome your questions, comments and feedback.
Safety Warning:
Disconnect the unit from the power supply before
opening/servicing.
Caution
Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com
E-mail: info@kramerel.com
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