Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
Preliminary
USER MANUAL
Model:
FC-322
SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
Contents
Contents
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3.1
3.2
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Introduction
Getting Started
Quick Start
Overview
About HDMI
Recommendations for Best Performance
Your FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
Connecting the FC-322
Technical Specifications
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Figures
Figure 1: FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
Figure 2: Connecting the FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
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Tables
Table 1: FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA Features
Table 2: Technical Specifications of the FC-322
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Introduction
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Introduction
Welcome to Kramer Electronics! Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been
providing a world of unique, creative, and affordable solutions to the vast
range of problems that confront the video, audio, presentation, and
broadcasting professional on a daily basis. In recent years, we have
redesigned and upgraded most of our line, making the best even better! Our
1,000-plus different models now appear in 11 groups 1 that are clearly
defined by function.
Thank you for purchasing the Kramer DigiTOOLS® FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to
HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA, which is ideal for:
• Home theater, presentation and multimedia applications
• Rental and staging
The package includes the following items:
• FC-322
• Power supply (5V DC input)
• This user manual 2
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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 cables 3
1 GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Switchers and Matrix Switchers; GROUP 3: Control Systems;
GROUP 4: Format/Standards Converters; GROUP 5: Range Extenders and Repeaters; GROUP 6: Specialty AV Products;
GROUP 7: Scan Converters and Scalers; GROUP 8: Cables and Connectors; GROUP 9: Room Connectivity;
GROUP 10: Accessories and Rack Adapters; GROUP 11: Sierra Products
2 Download up-to-date Kramer user manuals from our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
3 The complete list of Kramer cables is on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Overview
2.1
Quick Start
This quick start chart summarizes the basic setup and operation steps.
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Overview
The FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA is a highperformance format converter for SDI (SMPTE 259M), HD-SDI (SMPTE
292M), and 3G HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M) signals. It converts one of two
SDI video and audio signals to two HDMI output signals with the same
resolution and frame rate 1.
The FC-322 features:
• Two SD/HD-SDI/3G HD-SDI inputs on BNC connectors
• Two HDMI outputs with HDTV compatibility
• An SDI audio group select rotary switch
1 No scaling is performed
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Overview
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3.1
Active input LED indicators on the front panel that automatically
light up when the unit detects a video signal on that input. Green
indicates a standard definition (SDI) input signal and blue
indicates a high-definition (HD-SDI) input signal
5V DC power
About HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an uncompressed
all-digital 1 audio/video interface, widely supported in the entertainment and
home cinema industry. It delivers the highest high-definition image and
sound quality. Note that Kramer Electronics Limited is an HDMI Adopter
and an HDCP Licensee. In particular, HDMI 2:
• Provides a simple 3 interface between any audio/video source, such
as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and video monitor,
such as a digital flat LCD / plasma television (DTV), over a
single 4 cable
• Supports standard, enhanced, high-definition video, and multichannel digital audio 5 on a single cable
• Transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel
digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future
enhancements and requirements
• Benefits consumers by providing superior, uncompressed High
Definition digital video via a single cable 6, and user-friendly
connector
• Is backward-compatible with DVI (Digital Visual Interface)
• Supports two-way communication between the video source (such
as a DVD player) and the digital television, enabling new
functionality such as automatic configuration and one-button play
1 Ensuring an all-digital rendering of video without the losses associated with analog interfaces and their unnecessary digitalto-analog conversions
2 HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
licensing LLC
3 With video and multi-channel audio combined into a single cable, the cost, complexity, and confusion of multiple cables
currently used in A/V systems is reduced
4 HDMI technology has been designed to use standard copper cable construction at up to 15m
5 HDMI supports multiple audio formats, from standard stereo to multi-channel surround-sound. HDMI has the capacity to
support Dolby 5.1 audio and high-resolution audio formats
6 HDMI provides the quality and functionality of a digital interface while also supporting uncompressed video formats in a
simple, cost-effective manner
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Your FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
HDMI has the capacity to support existing high-definition video formats
(720p, 1080i, and 1080p/60), as well as standard definition formats such as
NTSC or PAL.
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Recommendations for Best Performance
To achieve the best performance:
• Use only good quality connection cables 1 to avoid interference,
deterioration in signal quality due to poor matching, and elevated
noise levels (often associated with low quality cables).
• Avoid interference from neighboring electrical appliances that
may adversely influence signal quality and position your Kramer
FC-322 away from moisture, excessive sunlight and dust
Caution – No operator-serviceable parts inside unit.
Warning – Use only the Kramer Electronics input power
wall adapter that is provided with this unit 2.
Warning – Disconnect power and unplug unit from wall
before installing or removing device or servicing unit.
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Your FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
Figure 1 and Table 1 define the FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI
Converter/Switcher/DA:
1 Available from Kramer Electronics on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
2 For example, part number 2535-052002
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Your FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
Figure 1: FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
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Connecting the FC-322
Table 1: FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA Features
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Feature
SD/HD-SDI IN 1 BNC Connector
SD/HD-SDI IN 2 BNC Connector
HDMI OUT 1 Connector
SDI AUDIO GROUP SELECT
HDMI OUT 2 Connector
5V DC
REMOTE IR Sensor
REMOTE IR LED
IN SELECT Pushbutton
SDI 1 IN LED
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OUT 1 LED
SDI 2 IN LED
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OUT 2 LED
ON LED
Function
Connects to the SD or HD-SDI source 1
Connects to the SD or HD-SDI source 2
Connects to the HDMI 1 acceptor
Turn to select the SDI input stereo channel (0 to 7)
Connects to the HDMI 2 acceptor
+5V DC connector for powering the unit
Receives the input from an IR remote control
Flashes red when receiving an IR signal
Press to toggle between SDI 1 IN and SDI 2 IN
Illuminates green for an SD input signal and blue for an HD
input signal on HD-SDI 1
Illuminates green to indicate that display 1 is connected
Illuminates green for an SD input signal and blue for an HD
input signal on HD-SDI 2
Illuminates green to indicate that display 2 is connected
Illuminates green when receiving power
Connecting the FC-322
To connect the FC-322, as the example in Figure 2 illustrates, do the
following1:
1. Connect a digital video source (for example, a digital video player) to the
SD/HD-SDI IN 1 connector.
2. Connect a digital video source (for example, a digital video player) to the
SD/HD-SDI IN 2 connector.
3. Connect the HDMI 1 connector to an HDMI acceptor (for example, a
plasma display).
4. Connect the HDMI 2 connector to an HDMI acceptor (for example, a
plasma display).
5. Using a small screwdriver, turn the SDI AUDIO GROUP SELECT rotary
switch to select an SDI stereo channel2 from 0 to 7.
6. Connect the 5V DC power adapter to the power socket and connect the
adapter to the mains electricity (not illustrated in Figure 2).
1 Switch OFF the power on each device before connecting it to your FC-322. After connecting your FC-322, switch on its
power and then switch on the power on each device
2 SDI audio is made up of 16 channels of audio information or 8 stereo pairs. Whereas most other devices access a group of
2-pairs, the FC-322 accesses a single pair out of a group for higher discrimination
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Connecting the FC-322
Figure 2: Connecting the FC-322 SD/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter/Switcher/DA
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Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications
The FC-322 technical specifications are shown in Table 2:
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Table 2: Technical Specifications of the FC-322
INPUTS:
OUTPUTS:
MAX DATA RATE:
STANDARD COMPLIANCE:
INDICATOR LEDS:
POWER SOURCE:
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT:
ACCESSORIES:
OPTIONS:
2 SD/HD-SDI, 3G HD-SDI on BNC connectors
2 HDMI connectors
Up to 3Gbps
HDMI
SD/HD, OUT, ON
5V DC, 580mA
12cm x 7.2cm x 2.4cm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.0") W, D, H
0.3kg (0.7lbs)
Power supply
19” rack mount adapter
1 Specifications are subject to change without notice
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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 three 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:
1. 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.
2. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed, or on which the WARRANTY VOID
IF TAMPERED sticker has been torn, reattached, removed or otherwise interfered with.
3. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
i) Accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning or other acts of nature
ii) Product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product
iii) Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Kramer
iv) Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier)
v) Removal or installation of the product
vi) Any other cause, which does not relate to a product defect
vii) 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:
1. Removal or installations charges.
2. 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.
3. Shipping charges.
HOW YOU CAN GET WARRANTY SERVICE
1. To obtain service on you product, you must take or ship it prepaid to any authorized Kramer service center.
2. 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).
3. 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:
1. 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:
2. 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:
EN-50082:
CFR-47:
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC);
generic emission standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry"
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) generic immunity standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry environment".
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.
* FCC and CE approved using STP cable (for twisted pair products)
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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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