the full BrightEye Catalog (31 MB pdf)
Table of Contents (by function)
Scan Converters
BrightEye Mitto 3G Scan Converter (BEM-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-1F). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BrightEye Mitto HD Scan Converter (BEM-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-2F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 Scan Converter (BEM-4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 Scan Converter with HDCP (BEM-4-H) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30
30
30
30
30
30
Encoders/Decoders
BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Routers
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
410 Clean HDMI Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
415 Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
430 Clean Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . . . . . . . . 40
445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
HDMI
BrightEye Mitto 3G Scan Converter (BEM-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto3G Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-1F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye MittoHD Scan Converter (BEM-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye MittoHD Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-2F). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye MittoPro 2 Scan Converter (BEM-4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye MittoPro 2 Scan Converter with HDCP (BEM-4-H). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye NXT 410 Clean HDMI Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
* BrightEye NXT415 Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
* BrightEye NXT430 Clean Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
* BrightEye NXT430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . . . . . . . . 40
* BrightEye NXT445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
* BrightEye NXT450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
* HDMI I/O with SFP modules
1
HDMI (continued)
BrightEye 72 SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor. . . . 132
BrightEye 72-F SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor w/ Fiber Input. . 132
BrightEye 81 3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
BrightEye 83 HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
BrightEye 83-H HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter with HDCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
BrightEye 90-A HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC w/ AES Audio and Optical Output . . . . 158
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output . 162
BrightEye 91 HD Upconverter with AES Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
BrightEye 92-A HD Downconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
BrightEye 92-M HD Downconverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
BrightEye 93 HD Cross Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
BrightEye 94 SD Aspect Ratio Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
BrightEye 43
BrightEye 46
BrightEye 48
BrightEye 56
BrightEye 57
BrightEye 70
BrightEye 71
BrightEye 71-F
BrightEye 72
BrightEye 72-F
BrightEye 73
BrightEye 74
BrightEye 75
BrightEye 76
BrightEye 81
BrightEye 81-F
BrightEye 83
BrightEye 83-F
High Definition Video
High Definition Video
BrightEye Mitto 3G Scan Converter (BEM-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-1F). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto HD Scan Converter (BEM-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-2F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 Scan Converter (BEM-4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 Scan Converter with HDCP (BEM-4-H) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye NXT 410 Clean HDMI Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
BrightEye NXT 415 Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT 430 Clean Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT 430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
BrightEye 11-HDHD/SD SDI to Analog Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
BrightEye 41 Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
BrightEye 42 HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
BrightEye 83-H HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter with HDCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
BrightEye 90-A HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC w/ AES Audio and Optical Output . . . . 158
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output . 162
BrightEye 91 HD Upconverter with AES Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
BrightEye 92-A HD Downconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
BrightEye 92-M HD Downconverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
BrightEye 93 HD Cross Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
BrightEye 94 SD Aspect Ratio Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
2
3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder with Optical Out. . . . 128
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor. . . . 132
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor w/ Fiber Input. . 132
HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
3 Gb/s High Definition Video
BrightEye Mitto 3G Scan Converter (BEM-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-1F). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye NXT 410 Clean HDMI Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3
3 Gb/s High Definition Video (continued)
Analog to Digital Converters
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye 43
BrightEye 46
BrightEye 48
BrightEye 57
BrightEye 72
BrightEye 72-F
BrightEye 81
BrightEye 81-F
BrightEye 83
BrightEye 83-F
BrightEye 83-H
BrightEye 1 BrightEye 2 BrightEye 3 BrightEye 25 BrightEye 26 BrightEye 75 BrightEye 76
410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
415 Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
430 Clean Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . . . . . . . . 40
445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor. . . . 132
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor w/ Fiber Input . . . 132
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter with HDCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Up/Down/Cross Converters
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
BrightEye NXT 430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
BrightEye 90-A HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC w/ AES Audio and Optical Output . . . . 158
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output . 162
BrightEye 91 HD Upconverter with AES Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
BrightEye 92-A HD Downconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
BrightEye 92-M HD Downconverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
BrightEye 93 HD Cross Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
4
Analog/SD SDI to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Frame Sync. . . . . . . . . . 58
Analog to SD SDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Frame Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder . . . . . 90
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Digital to Analog Converters
BrightEye 11 SD SDI to Analog Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
BrightEye 11-HD HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
BrightEye 15 SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
BrightEye 16 SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock and Audio Disembedder. . . . 74
BrightEye 72 SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor . . . 132
BrightEye 72-F SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor . . . 132
Audio Embedders, Disembedders, and Converters
BrightEye 20
BrightEye 21
BrightEye 22 BrightEye 23
BrightEye 24
BrightEye 25
BrightEye 26
BrightEye 30
BrightEye 30-D
BrightEye 70
BrightEye 71
BrightEye 71-F
BrightEye 72
BrightEye 72-F
BrightEye 73
BrightEye 74
BrightEye 75
BrightEye 76
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
AES/SD SDI Embedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
SD SDI/AES Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Analog Audio/SD SDI Embedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
SD SDI to Analog Converter and Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder . . . . . 90
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional Converter with Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder with Optical Out. . . . 128
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor. . . . 132
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor w/ Fiber Input. . 132
HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
5
Distribution Amplifiers
BrightEye 33
BrightEye 40
BrightEye 41
BrightEye 42
BrightEye 43
Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
ASI
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye NXT
BrightEye 42
BrightEye 43
BrightEye 46
BrightEye 48
415 Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
BrightEye 73 HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
BrightEye 74 Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC w/ AES Audio and Optical Output . . . . 158
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output . 162
Sync Pulse/Test Signal Generators
BrightEye 54
BrightEye 55
BrightEye 56
BrightEye 57
Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genlockable Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
112
114
116
120
Fiber Optic
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-1F). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-2F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
* BrightEye NXT410 Clean HDMI Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
* BrightEye NXT410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
* BrightEye NXT415 Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
* BrightEye NXT430 Clean Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
* BrightEye NXT430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . . . . . . . . 40
* BrightEye NXT445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
* BrightEye NXT450 Clean Streaming Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
* Fiber I/O with SFP modules
BrightEye 1 Analog/SD SDI to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Frame Sync. . . . . . . . . . 58
BrightEye 10 Optical/SD SDI to Analog/SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
BrightEye 26 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder . . . . . 90
BrightEye 46 3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
BrightEye 71-F HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder with Optical Out. . . . 128
BrightEye 72-F SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor w/ Fiber Input. . 132
6
7
Table of Contents (numerical order)
Functional Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Overview
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fiber Optic Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
BrightEye Mac and PC Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Power Supplies and Audio Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Input and Output Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-29
BrightEye Mitto 3G Scan Converter (BEM-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-1F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto HD Scan Converter (BEM-2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber Scan Converter (BEM-2F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 Scan Converter (BEM-4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye MittoPro 2 Scan Converter with HDCP (BEM-4-H). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
BrightEye NXT 410 Clean HDMI Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI Router with HDCP and Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters . . . . 36
BrightEye NXT 415 Compact Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT 430 Clean Compact Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT 430-X Clean Compact Router with Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BrightEye NXT Application Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
BrightEye NXT Multi Image License Option: PiP-Efx Picture in Picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
BrightEye NXT Multi Image License Option: DualPath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
BrightEye 1 Analog/SD SDI to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Frame Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
BrightEye 2 Analog to SD SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
BrightEye 3 Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Frame Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
BrightEye 5 Analog Composite TBC and Frame Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
BrightEye 10 Optical/SD SDI to Analog/SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
BrightEye 11 SD SDI to Analog Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
BrightEye 11-HD HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
BrightEye 15 SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
BrightEye 16 SD SDI to Analog Video Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock and Audio Disembedder . . . . . . . . 74
BrightEye 20 Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
BrightEye 21 AES/SD SDI Embedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
BrightEye 22 SD SDI/AES Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
BrightEye 23 Analog Audio/SD SDI Embedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
8
BrightEye 24 SD SDI to Analog Converter and Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
BrightEye 25 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
BrightEye 26 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder. . . . . . . . . 90
BrightEye 30 Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
BrightEye 30-D Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional Converter with Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
BrightEye 33 Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
BrightEye 40 SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
BrightEye 41 Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
BrightEye 42 HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
BrightEye 43 3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
BrightEye 46 3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
BrightEye 54 Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
BrightEye 55 Genlockable Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
BrightEye 57 3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
BrightEye 70 HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
BrightEye 71 HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
BrightEye 71-F SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor with Fiber. . 128
BrightEye 72 SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor. . . . . . . 132
BrightEye 72-F SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor with Fiber . 132
BrightEye 73 HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
BrightEye 74 Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
BrightEye 75 HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
BrightEye 81 3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
BrightEye 83 HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
BrightEye 83-H HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter with HDCP Option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
BrightEye 90-A HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Out . . . . . . 158
BrightEye 90-FAHD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Out. . . 162
BrightEye 91 HD Upconverter with AES Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
BrightEye 92-A HD Downconverter with Analog Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
BrightEye 92-M HD Downconverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
BrightEye 93 HD Cross Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
BrightEye 94 SD Aspect Ratio Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Glossary
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
9
Scan Converter
Streaming
HDCP
10
 
    
 
BrightEye NXT 430-X

Product Feature

Optional
 
BrightEye 5
 

BrightEye 30-D




 
 
BrightEye 76


    
   
    
    
BrightEye 90-FA
BrightEye 91
BrightEye 91-A
BrightEye 92-A


 
 
BrightEye 94

BrightEye 93




   
BrightEye 90-F
 

    

 

BrightEye 90-A



   


 
 
BrightEye 90
BrightEye 83-H
BrightEye 83-F
BrightEye 83
BrightEye 81-F
BrightEye 81
 
 


BrightEye 75
BrightEye 74
BrightEye 73
BrightEye 72-F
BrightEye 72





 



 
 
 
 


 



 
 
 
 






 
 


  
BrightEye 71-F

 
 

  


BrightEye 71

 

BrightEye 57



 
 

BrightEye 56











 


 
 
 
 






 
 


 
 


      
      
BrightEye 70
 

 
BrightEye 55
BrightEye 54
BrightEye 48
BrightEye 46
      
 
BrightEye 43
 



  


 

 
 
 
 
 
BrightEye 42
BrightEye 41
BrightEye 40

 

BrightEye 30

 
 
BrightEye 26
BrightEye 33
 

 


 



BrightEye 25
BrightEye 24
BrightEye 23
BrightEye 22
BrightEye 21
   

BrightEye 20

 
 

  





 


 
 





        


     
     
        
 
 


     
BrightEye 16

HD Analog Component In
BrightEye 15


HD Analog Component Out
BrightEye 11-HD
BrightEye 11

    
SD Analog Component Out
BrightEye 10
 
BrightEye 3
BrightEye 2
 
 

BrightEye NXT 450
SD Analog Component In
BrightEye 1
 

BrightEye NXT 445

    
 
BrightEye NXT 430




     



        
 
 

ASI
    
   

BrightEye NXT 415
BrightEye NXT 410-H
    
    
Fiber Optic In

 
Analog Composite In
 




SD SDI In
 





3 Gb/s HD SDI In


 
 
 

HD SDI In
BrightEye NXT 410
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2
     
TBC/Frame sync

Ref In/Timeable Out
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber
Demux
    
Mux

Analog Audio
BrightEye Mitto HD
AES Audio
     
Fiber Optic Out

HDMI Out
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber
HDMI In

Analog Composite Out
 
SD SDI Out
    
3 Gb/s HD SDI Out

HD SDI Out
BrightEye Mitto 3G
Functional Chart
11
Fiber Optic Interfaces
Up to 6 BrightEye Units in 1RU
Compact Video, Audio and Optical Converters
Over 50 Units to Choose From
Mac and PC Control
The BrightEye™ line of compact converters from
Ensemble Designs takes advantage of the newest
technology to bring you the best video and audio
converters. With over 50 different BrightEye units to
choose from, you’ll find the right unit for your video
processing needs. BrightEye units solve your needs
for video routing, scan conversion, audio embedding,
reference generation, video conversion and more.
Adjusting video levels, output timing and mixing
audio channels are so easy with BrightEye control
software. No DIP switches or button hold-downs are
needed. Use BrightEye Mac or PC software to control
a single BrightEye unit or any number of units
connected to a USB hub. Additionally, you can use it
to upgrade BrightEye units as new software versions
become available. BrightEye Mac and PC software are
included with each unit at no charge. BrightEye NXT
units can be controlled from your favorite
web browser.
These self-contained converters interface to a full
range of video formats: high definition and standard
definition SDI, 3 Gb/s, analog component, analog
composite, and Y/C (S-Video). Analog audio and AES
digital audio converters and embedders round out the
BrightEye family. HDMI and fiber optic I/O choices let
you integrate any type of signal.
Proven and Reliable
Whether you’re upconverting analog video to HD
for a projection system, converting a camera feed to
fiber in an arena, or feeding Tri-Level Sync to a nonlinear editor, BrightEye is there to help. With their
multi-format inputs and outputs, BrightEye converters
are the flexible and cost-effective answer to any
conversion requirement. BrightEye’s easy configuration
interface and signal status indicators make it simple to
install and troubleshoot a system.
12
Used Worldwide
Their compact size lets you put conversion
right where it’s needed: in a mobile production,
presentation room, remote truck, helicopter, or
TV station. Reliable and easy to install, these units
make your transition to HD simple. And they’re cost
effective too!
When distances take you beyond the reach of ordinary
copper cable, look to BrightEye’s fiber optic interfaces.
With both laser diode fiber drivers and photo diode
receivers, BrightEye can handle both ends of a fiber
optic link. Fully compliant with SMPTE 274M, 296M
and 297M, BrightEye's optical interfaces operate at a
wavelength of 1310 nm. Integral SC type connectors
make it easy to connect into fiber infrastructure.
BrightEye has been designed without internal fiber
pigtails, so all optical converters support both multi
and single mode fiber. BrightEye’s fiber interconnect
carries the same digital bitstream that makes up the
electrical SDI interface. Data is carried by pulses of
light rather than pulses of electricity. This rugged
transmission system can carry serial digital signals
with no loss or degradation for twenty kilometers or
more on single mode fiber. With the use of a launch
attenuator, multi-mode fiber is supported.
BrightEye makes it easy to take advantage of fiber
optic technology. Choose from converters that include
analog video I/O or units that interface directly to HD
or SD SDI signals. Fiber interfaces are ideal for outdoor
events and remote broadcasts. Fiber is not only a great
solution for long distances, but since it is electrically
non-conductive it also provides complete electrical
isolation between the two connection points. Fiber
connectivity completely eliminates concern for AC
ground loops and hum. Optical transmission over
fiber is also immune to radio frequency interference
(RFI) and electromagnetic interference. Even nearby
lightning strikes will not compromise the signal.
BrightEye Mac and PC Software
Adjusting video levels, output timing and mixing audio
channels are so easy with BrightEye control software.
No DIP switches or button hold-downs are needed.
Use BrightEye Mac or PC software to control a single
BrightEye unit or any number of units connected to
a USB hub. Additionally, you can use it to upgrade
BrightEye units as new software versions become
available. BrightEye Mac and PC software are included
with each unit at no charge.
PC Screen Shot
Mac Screen Shot
13
Power Supplies and Audio Adapters
Rack Mounts
Power Supplies
The BrightEye Individual Power Supply provides power to one BrightEye unit. The BrightEye NXT Individual Power
Supply provides power to one BrightEye NXT Series unit.
The Spider Power Supply is a 6-way power supply that provides power for up to 6 BrightEye single high units,
3 double high units, or any combination that fits into a 1RU BrightEye Rack Mount.
The Redundant Power Supply may be used with the BrightEye Individual Power Supply or with the Spider Power
Supply. The Redundant Power Supply can be powered off of two separate AC circuits if desired.
.33 kg
.26 kg
BERKMT-RR — Populated from left to right with one BrightEye NXT series, one BrightEye double high and two BrightEye single highs
BEPS-NXT —
BrightEye NXT Series
Individual Power Supply
BEPS — BrightEye Individual Power Supply
Rack Mounts and Blank Panels
The BrightEye Rack Mount is 1RU and holds up to 3 BrightEye NXT series, 3 double high BrightEyes, 6 single high
BrightEyes, or any combination.
Blank filler panels are available for unused spaces when a dressed out look is desired. They are not required for
structural support.
.37 kg
Order Info
.34 kg
BEPS6 — Spider Power Supply
BEPS-RP — Redundant Power Supply
BEPS
BEPS-NXT
BEPS-RP
BEPS6
BERKMT-FULL
Audio
The Breakout Adapter with Phoenix Terminals mates with BrightEyes that have an HD-15 audio connector.
It is compatible with BrightEye 16, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 30-D, and 54.
BERKMT-RR
The Analog Audio Breakout Cable connects to BrightEye via an HD-15 connector. The other end is pigtailed to
accommodate your choice of connector, such as an XLR.
BEBP
5082-I
BEAC
PHX15
The 1 Port AES 110 Ohm Adapter is compatible with BrightEye 70, 90, 90-F, and 91.
BrightEye Individual Power Supply
BrightEye NXT Series Individual Power Supply
Redundant Power Supply for Individual and Spider Power Supply (for non-NXT series only)
Spider Power Supply powers 6 single high BrightEyes or 3 double high BrightEyes
(for non-NXT series only)
BrightEye Rack Mount (holds 3 BrightEye NXT series, 3 to 6 BrightEyes, or a combo)
Includes blank filler panels. 1RU high, 6 3/16"/157 mm deep, 3 lbs/1.4 kg
BrightEye Rack Mount (holds 3 BrightEye NXT series, 3 to 6 BrightEyes, or a combo)
Does NOT Include blank filler panels. 1RU high, 6 3/16"/157 mm deep, 3 lbs/1.4 kg
(Note: Blank filler panel kit available separately; BERK-BPKit)
BrightEye Blank Panel (single high, for empty slots in Rack Mount)
110 Ohm Audio Adapter for BE70 and BE90 series - 1 per AES port
Analog Audio Breakout Cable with Pigtail End
Breakout Adapter with Phoenix Terminals
PHX15 — Breakout Adapter
with Phoenix Terminals
BEAC — Analog Audio Breakout Cable
with Pigtail End
14
15
BrightPak
TM
Portable, Rugged Field Kit for BrightEyes
Easily Configured For Your Needs in the Field
Use this sturdy, portable case with BrightEyes in the
field. This rugged case makes it convenient to have
compact routers, upconverters, sync pulse generators,
fiber transmitters and more wherever you need them.
Features
Pelican 1430 Top Loader Case
Connector Support
• Field acquisition
Modified with side opening for connector bay and
Anton/Bauer Battery Gold Mount.
BrightPak is modular and that means all BrightEyes,
from the BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with
H.264 Encoding/Decoding, BrightEye 90-F HD Up/
Down/Cross Converter with Fiber to the BrightEye 55
Sync Pulse Generator, can be housed in BrightPak for
easy transport and use. You can optimize BrightPak for
your specific application.
• Telco kit
Connector bay on side of BrightPak provides openings for:
• 1 IEC AC power input connector
(internally connected to power system)
• 12 Neutrik/Switchcraft 'D' type connector position
(connectors not included)
• 1 Mounting position for Stratos HMA Flange mount
expanded beam optical connector (connector not
included)
• Field HD source
Machined aluminum top plate and
framework
• Field reporting
Provides mounting for up to 6 single high BrightEyes, or
three double high BrightEyes (or combination). Includes
one single high and two double high blank plates.
• Mobile applications
Power and Control System
100-230 VAC 50/60Hz universal power supply suitable
for worldwide operation. Automatic detection/selection
of AC versus battery power (BrightPak is not a charger
for the battery). BrightPak will switch automatically
to battery if the AC power is lost – without any on-air
glitch or interruption. IEC power connection installed in
the connector side bay. Power on/off switch,
AC/Battery indication, and Low Battery Indicator on top
plate. Internal fan-out connections of 12 volt power for
use with BrightEyes and/or other user-supplied devices.
Internal USB Hub with Neutrik 'D' type USB connector.
USB connector can be installed in connector side bay or
on top plate as desired.
BrightPak Integration
BrightPak Basic in Kit Form is intended for end-users,
dealers, distributors, and system integrators who wish
to configure a BrightPak for a specific use. By selecting
the appropriate BrightEye converters, industry
standard connectors, and providing internal cabling,
a BrightPak can be created that has the exact features
and functions needed for a specific application.
BrightPak Basic in Kit Form is a starting point for
that process – providing the ruggedized field case,
mounting for BrightEye converters and connectors,
and power system needed. It is a framework for
BrightPak integration.
A flexible field case that lets you take video converters,
SPGs, and optical transmitters anywhere
Connection positions on top plate of BrightPak provide:
• 6 Neutrik/Switchcraft 'D' type connector positions
(connectors not included)
Battery Mount
Includes an Anton/Bauer Gold Mount Battery connector
plate installed on side of case and wired into power
system. Suitable for use with all Anton/Bauer batteries.
Does not include battery. Mounting systems for alternate
batteries available upon request. Typical operating time
with a high capacity battery, one BrightEye 90-F, one
BrightEye 47, and one BrightEye 24, is three to four hours.
Control Video and Audio Parameters
The BrightPak Basic Kit includes a "D" mount USB
connector, an internal USB hub, and all cables needed to
support three BrightEye units. The USB connector can
be installed in either the side bay or on the top plate. A
laptop connected to that connector will have full control
over all of the BrightEye units.
On location, it’s the
interface point for
picture, sound, and
communication
When equipped with Bidirectional fiber, BrightPak supports
outbound sound and picture, with return video, sound, and ifb
Built from a tough Pelican case, it will stand up to a
lot of abuse
16
Configure the versatile connector bay to provide
exactly the inputs and outputs you need
17
Order Info
Field News Acquisition
BrightPak Basic – Portable, Rugged Field
BEPAK
Case for BrightEyes. Comes in Kit Form
BEPAKEXT BrightPak Basic Extension Kit
Configuration example
BrightPak Basic includes:
• Hardware to install 3 BrightEyes
• Pelican 1430 Top Loader Case
• Machined aluminum top plate, blanks, framework
• Power and Control System
• Anton/Bauer Gold Battery Mount
• Neutrik “D” Mount USB Connector
• 6 Mounting Blocks for BrightEye (2 per BrightEye)
• 4 USB type A-B Cables
• AC Line Cord
• 3 Power Cables for BrightEye
BrightPak Basic Extension Kit includes:
• Hardware to install 3 additional BrightEyes
• 3 USB type A-B Cables
Modular design makes configuration easy. The entire
assembly removes from the case for cabling
• 6 Mounting Blocks for BrightEye (2 per BrightEye)
• 3 Power Cables for BrightEye
Additional Items:
BrightEye converters, audio/video/fiber connectors,
internal cabling, and other non-Ensemble accessories
are not part of the BrightPak Basic. They are shown
here to demonstrate the full range and capability of
the BrightPak system. Additional connectors can be
ordered from companies such as Neutrik, Switchcraft,
and Stratos.
Up/Down/Cross Conversion, Fiber Tx and Rx, A to D, D to A,
Audio Embedding, Bar Generator with Slate – just choose the
functions you need
In this example two BrightPaks are used for outdoor field news acquisition. One BrightPak is populated with
a BrightEye 90-FA Up/Down/Cross Converter and is processing an HD or SD camera feed. The BrightEye 90-FA
upconverts or cross converts the signal as needed to the desired HD format. For example, if the desired output is
720p, any input delivered to the BrightEye 90-FA (SD or HD) would be converted to 720p. Audio levels and video
levels can be adjusted.
Accepts wide range of industry standard connectors
and accessories allowing total customization
18
Automatically detects and switches seamlessly to AC power
when available
The BrightEye 90-FA’s outbound fiber feed goes to a second BrightPak in another location. This second BrightPak
is populated with a BrightEye 47 Optical to Electrical Converter and BrightEye 24 D to A Converter. The incoming
optical feed comes into the and is converted to electrical (HD or SD on standard coax) for signal monitoring and
distribution. This electrical signal feeds the BrightEye 24, where the signal is into SDI, composite and analog
audio for monitoring purposes.
19
Composite, Y/C, YPrPb
SD SDI
Reference
BrightEye 1
SD SDI
Optical
BrightEye 2
Composite, Y/C, YPrPb
Demux
SD SDI
AES
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
Mux
SD SDI
SD SDI
AES
Analog Audio
BrightEye 3
Composite, Y/C, YPrPb
Reference
BrightEye 20
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 21
SD SDI
SD SDI
AES
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 5
Composite
Reference
BrightEye 22
Composite
SD SDI
AES
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 10
Optical
SD SDI
SD SDI
Composite, Y/C,
YPrPb, RGB
BrightEye 23
SD SDI
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 11
SD SDI
BrightEye 24
Composite, Y/C,
YPrPb, RGB
Composite
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 11-HD
HD or SD SDI
Composite, Y/C,
YPrPb, RGB
BrightEye 15
SD SDI
Reference
Composite
20
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 26
Composite
Analog Audio
Reference
BrightEye 16
Embedded SD SDI
Reference
BrightEye 25
Composite
Analog Audio
Reference
Embedded SD SDI
Optical
Composite
Analog Audio
21
BrightEye 30 and 30-D
Bi-Directional Converter
BrightEye 46
AES
Analog Audio
Analog Audio
AES
3G, HD or SD SDI
Optical
ASI
4 Channel Converter
AES
Analog Audio
BrightEye 48
4 Channel Converter
Sample Rate Converter
AES
AES
Analog Audio
44.1 KHz
48 KHz
AES
BrightEye 54
SPG/TSG
BrightEye 33
Analog Audio
SD SDI
Composite Video
AES
Analog Audio
HD Tri-Level Sync
Analog Audio
SPG/TSG
SD SDI
BrightEye 55
Reference
BrightEye 40
Analog Video
or
HD Tri-Level Sync
or
AES
3G, HD or SD SDI
ASI
Optical
SD SDI
Composite Video
AES
Analog Audio
HD Tri-Level Sync
SD SDI
SPG/TSG
BrightEye 41
BrightEye 56
Reference
Follows Input
BrightEye 42
SPG/TSG
HD or SD SDI
Follows Input
AES
BrightEye 43
Reference
BrightEye 57
HD SD SDI
SD SDI
Composite Video
AES
Analog Audio
HD Tri-Level Sync
3 Gb/s
HD SDI
SD SDI
Composite Video
AES
Analog Audio
HD Tri-Level Sync
3G, HD or SD SDI
AES
22
Follows Input
23
Demux
BrightEye 70
Embedded SDI
HD or SD
SDI
AES
BrightEye 74
HD or SD SDI
AES
Optical
Mux
HD or SD SDI
AES
Embedded SDI
BrightEye 71
HD YPrPb, HD RGB
SD YPrPb, HD RGB
Composite, Y/C
Analog Audio
Ref
BrightEye 75
HD YPrPb, HD RGB
SD YPrPb, HD RGB
Composite, Y/C
Analog Audio
Ref
BrightEye 76
Embedded SDl
Demux
Embedded SDI
HD or SDI
SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Mux
HD or SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Optical
Embedded SDI
BrightEye 81
BrightEye 71-F
3G, HD or SD SDI
Demux
Embedded SDI
HD or SDI
HDMI
Embedded SDI
Optical
BrightEye 81-F
Mux
HD or SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Embedded SDI
Optical
Optical
BrightEye 72
3G, HD or SD SDI
BrightEye 83
HDMI
Analog Audio
HDMI
BrightEye 72-F
Optical
HDMI
3G, HD or SD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio
3G, HD or SD SDI
BrightEye 83-F
HDMI
Optical
3G, HD or SD SDI
BrightEye 73
HD or SD SDI
AES
24
Optical
25
BrightEye 90
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
BrightEye 90-A
Upconverter
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Composite
SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Ref
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Downconverter
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Downconverter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
AES (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Cross Converter
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Aspect Ratio Converter
Cross Converter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
AES (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Aspect Ratio Converter
Composite
Embedded SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
Embedded SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
AES
Analog Audio Monitor
Analog Video
Embedded SD SDI
Ref
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
BrightEye 90-F
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
Downconverter
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
Embedded SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Crossconverter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Aspect Ratio Converter
Composite
Embedded SD SDI
Ref
Optical
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Optical
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
AES (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Optical
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
AES (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Optical
Embedded SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
26
27
Upconverter
BrightEye 90-FA
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Ref
Optical
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Composite
SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
Upconverter
Downconverter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Crossconverter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Aspect Ratio Converter
Composite
Embedded SD SDI
Ref
Optical
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Optical
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Optical
Embedded SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
BrightEye 91
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
BrightEye 91-A
Composite
SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Ref
Downconverter
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
BrightEye 92-A
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Embedded HD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
Downconverter
BrightEye 92-M
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
Crossconverter
BrightEye 93
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Aspect Ratio Converter
Composite
Embedded SD SDI
Ref
28
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
BrightEye 94
Embedded SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
29
BrightEye Mitto
BrightEye Mitto
3G/Fiber/HD/SD Scan Converters
3G/Fiber/HD/SD Scan Converters
YouTube and Skype Video Made Easy
Easy To Use
The BrightEye Mitto™ family of high performance scan
converters provide a new way to take just about any
source to 3G, HD or SD SDI video. Computer video can
now be used for the most demanding applications
including broadcast, high-end military, medical,
classroom, church and corporate. All Mitto units
accept VGA, DVI and HDMI input signals from PC and
Mac computers.
BrightEye PC/Mac software runs overtop of any video,
website or software. The Selection Tool shows up as a
black box around your selection and shows the portion
of the video that will be output from BrightEye Mitto.
Choose the Functionality You Need
Six different BrightEye Mitto units, each with varying
types of outputs and capabilities, allow you to choose
the best one for your particular video application.
All BrightEye Mitto units convert YouTube, Skype
video, weather radar, emails and maps to video.
Ensemble uses the latest technology in its proprietary
upconversion and filtering and that means you have
the best looking video. Compare Mitto to any other
scan converter and see the difference!
Use a Mouse to Select What's Output
to Video
BrightEye™ PC and BrightEye Mac software let you
simply use your mouse to click and drag over the
specific portion of computer video that you want to
output. The perspective of seeing the whole screen
gives you the ability to choose exactly which portion
of the video you want to output. It’s easy to output the
entire screen or just a selected portion.
Even a small part of the computer
screen, such as a YouTube video,
is flawlessly upconverted to full
screen HD SDI.
DVI
SDI Video
HD, SD or 3Gb/s
Size
USB
Features
Audio
• Choose a Mitto with adjustable audio delay for
Skype and broadcast applications
DVI
• DVI I/O, VGA and HDMI to SD, HD, 3G, and composite
• Superior video output – flicker-free, fine detail
• Easily adjust video parameters and select video
output format
• Use with all types of Macs and PCs including laptops,
iPhone® and iPad™
• Genlock and time to house reference,
fully timeable
• Auto-senses DVI or VGA
• Rackmountable
• Use a mouse to select the part of the video you
want to output
• Memory presets for your favorite settings
30
Output full screen SD or HD SDI video
Click and drag to move and resize selection
Adjusting video levels, output timing, audio delay, and
mixing audio channels is so easy with BrightEye control
software. From the software you have complete and
intuitive control of timing, video format, and video
level adjustments. You can easily time BrightEye Mitto
into a video production switcher or router.
• Best way to bring YouTube™, Skype™,
weather radar, maps and emails to video for
production use
Position
Resize the selection window by clicking and dragging
with your mouse. Mitto’s video output automatically
goes to pillarbox or letterbox as needed. Mitto
automatically maintains perfect aspect ratio.
BrightEye Mac and PC Software
• High performance scan converter for PC and Mac
“Regardless of how quickly we need to take Mitto to air, it works famously every time. And it looks
spectacular. When we covered the blizzards last winter, all of our user-generated content submissions
and Skype came through Mitto.”
~ John Schilberg, VP of Technology, Griffin Communications KWTV, KOTV and KQCW
Typical Mitto Connection
• 5-Year warranty and free software
upgrades forever
31
BrightEye Mitto
BrightEye Mitto
3G/Fiber/HD/SD Scan Converters
3G/Fiber/HD/SD Scan Converters
BrightEye Mitto 3G – BEM-1
Exclusive Filtering and Scaling Technology
Used Worldwide
A superior quality scan converter, BrightEye Mitto has
the advantage of proprietary scaling technology and
exclusive multi-tap filtering. Even a small part of the
computer screen, such as a YouTube video, will be
upconverted to full screen HD. The region selected
for output determines if Mitto acts as an upconverter
or downconverter. The filters automatically adjust in
accordance with the conversion being performed. The
result is that the output looks as good, or better, than
the original and passes the most stringent testing.
BrightEye’s compact size lets you put conversion right
where it’s needed: in a remote truck, at a live venue, on
a helicopter, in a production, or in a TV station. Reliable
and easy to install, BrightEyes make your transition to
HD simple. And they’re affordable, too!
Digital and Analog Video and Audio
The intuitive front panel interface makes it easy to
choose the desired video output format. The genlock
reference input allows the video outputs to be timed
to house.
The audio input accepts analog audio. AES is optional.
Audio is embedded into the SDI outputs which is
required for many high end applications. Audio delay
controls let you adjust the audio with respect to video
for perfect lip sync, which is crucial when using Skype
video in a production environment.
Free Software Upgrades Forever
Use BrightEye Mac or PC software to control a single
BrightEye unit or any number of units connected to a
USB hub. BrightEye Mac and PC software are included
with each unit at no charge.
BrightEye Mitto’s software is easily upgraded through
the unit’s USB port. Software upgrades are available at
no charge for the life of the product and are
conveniently downloadable from the Ensemble
Designs’ web site. Updates are free, forever. Every unit
comes with a five-year warranty.
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber – BEM-1F
BrightEye Mitto HD – BEM-2
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber – BEM-2F
Six BrightEye Mitto Models to Choose From
Select the perfect combination of features and price for your video facility
BrightEye
Mitto 3G BEM-1
DVI, VGA, or HDMI inputs
HD or SD video outputs
3 Gb/s video output



Optical output
Analog or embedded audio input
AES audio input and output
Full control of audio levels, channel mixing
Adjustable audio delay
RS-232/GPI control
HDCP
32





BrightEye
BrightEye
Mitto 3G Fiber Mitto HD BEM-1F
BEM-2









BrightEye
Mitto HD Fiber
BEM-2F
BrightEye
Mitto Pro 2 BEM-4
BrightEye
Mitto Pro 2 BEM-4-H, HDCP





















BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 – BEM-4, and BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 with HDCP– BEM-4-H

33
BrightEye Mitto
BrightEye Mitto
3G/Fiber/HD/SD Scan Converters
Sync
Separator
Reference Input
Composite, TLS,10 MHz
ScH Phase
10M Input
VITC
Detect
3G/Fiber/HD/SD Scan Converters
Clock
Generation
TCXO
Internal
Precision
Standard
USB
External
Control
Micro Processor
&
Control Systems
RS-232
Timecode
Generator
DVI-I Input
Digital or Analog RGB
Black Gen
EDID
Source
Composite
Encoder
&
DAC
VITC Inserter
DDR2 Memory
Cpst/AES Output
Composite NTSC/PAL
or AES Audio
AES
Encoder
DVI/HDMI
Receiver
Raster Scaling
Pixel Filtering
VGA/RGB
A to D
Progressive to
Interlace Conversion
RGB to YCrCb
Colorspace
Conversion
Audio
Embedder
Frame
Synchronizer
DVITC
ATC
Inserter
Audio
Delay
SRC
HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Video Output
3G/HD/SD
DVI-I Loop Out
Audio In
(mini-jack)
AES Rcvr
SRC
AES Rcvr
SRC
Audio
Source
Select
Gain &
Mixing
Stereo ADC
Block diagram represents BEM-1. See specs for variations on other models.
Mitto Defined:
Order Info
BEM-1
BEM-1F BEM-2 BEM-2F
BEM-4 BEM-4-H
BrightEye Mitto 3G
BrightEye Mitto 3G Fiber
BrightEye Mitto HD
BrightEye Mitto HD Fiber
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2
BrightEye Mitto Pro 2 with HDCP
• Comes from the Latin root for transmit or send
• It’s also the root word of uncompromising
Each unit comes with 1 USB cable, 2 VGA to DVI adapters,
1 modular power supply and BrightEye Software for Mac and PC
34
Computer Input
NumberOne
Type
DVI (Supports HDMI or VGA with adapter)
ConnectorDVI-I
Resolution
Up to 1920 x 1200
Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A (BEM-1 and BEM-1F only)
Reference Input
Number One, BNC
Type 1 V P-P Composite Video
PAL, NTSC, Tri-Level Sync
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >40 dB
Note: When no reference is provided, Mitto runs from an internal
"sync gen grade" precision frequency reference.
Optical Output (BEM-1F, 2F)
Number One, LC/UPC
Type
Follows SDI configuration
Wavelength
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
Wavelengths 170 nm –1610 nm
at 20 nm CWDM spacing available.
Call factory for price and details.
Power
-7 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or higher
power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Connector
Impedance
Max Input Level
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
One stereo pair
1/8” mini jack
>15K Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
48 KHz
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
AES/EBU Digital Inputs (BEM-1, 1F, 2, 2F)
Number
Two (four channels)
Type
AES3id, S/PDIF
Connector
1/8” mini jack
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 192 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
Internally to 48 KHz)
Serial Digital Output
Number
Two, BNC
One for BEM-1F and 2F
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M
1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M
2.97 Gb/s HD SDI (BEM-1 and BEM-1F only)
SMPTE 424M, 425M
Processing
16 bit processing
12 and 14 bit upconversion
Delay
Adjustable from 16 msec to 40 msec
Note: Output is fully timeable with respect to the reference input.
AudioEmbedded
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
Output DC None (AC coupled)
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output DC One, BNC
Composite PAL or NTSC
(when SD is selected on the SDI output)
>40 dB
<100 mV
Computer Monitor Output
Number
One, looping
Type
DVI (Supports HDMI or VGA with adapter)
ConnectorDVI-I
Format
Follows input
Control (BEM-1, 1F, 2, 2F)
Number One
Connector
9 pin D
Type
RS-232, GPI
General Specifications
Size
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
Weight
1 lb 6 oz
Power 12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
Temperature Range 0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
Relative Humidity 0 to 95° non-condensing
Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft.
35
BrightEye NXT 410 and 410-H
BrightEye NXT 410 and 410-H
Clean HDMI Routers
Clean HDMI Routers
Instantaneous HDMI Clean Switching
The BrightEye NXT 410 and 410-H Clean HDMI Routers provide seamless switching to your HDMI sources. The
HDMI output switches instantaneously, never a glitch or pop. Feed the NXT with cameras and other HDMI and
SDI sources and take the output to projectors, flat screens and production equipment. Each of the two clean
switches can be assigned to any output, providing synchronized, clean, and quiet switching. When a clean
switch is assigned to the HDMI output, the result is perfect and instantaneous switching. No other HDMI router
can do that!
Integrate HDMI and SDI I/O
With both HDMI and SDI inputs and outputs, the NXT 410 makes it easy to integrate and switch signals from
all types of equipment, regardless of the video format. Cameras with HDMI outputs can be used directly
alongside SDI sources, and seamlessly routed to either HDMI or SDI outputs. The SFP (small format plugable)
cage can be populated with dual SFPs. Adding SFPs gives you true flexibility in combining electrical BNC, HDMI
and fiber optic inputs and outputs.
4 HDMI Inputs
1 HDMI Outputs
Dual SFP Port
for Fiber Optic,
Analog Composite,
HDMI or
SDI I/Os
Ethernet Port
for Web Control
HDCP Solution with Model 410-H
The NXT 410-H is HDCP compliant, accepting encrypted sources and generating an encrypted output. This
allows both encrypted and non-encrypted HDMI and SDI sources to be cleanly switched to HDMI destinations.
2 Dedicated
SDI
2 Dedicated
SDI Inputs I/O Port SDI Outputs
• Cleanly switch HDCP encrypted content
• Dissolve and Cut transitions
• Router for 3G, HD, SD SDI, fiber and HDMI video
• Direct Take Mode
• Built-in dual Up/Down/Cross converters
• Audio breakaway
• Dual assignable clean switches for video and embedded audio • 16 channel audio level adjustments
for seamless routing
• Mix and shuffle audio
• LCD display with realtime full motion video of your sources
• System-wide configuration registers
• Flexible I/O – You configure BNCs and SFPs as inputs or outputs • Programmable Salvo and Action Keys
• HDMI, fiber and composite I/O via SFPs
• Front panel and web-based control
• RS-232 and TCP/IP 3rd-party control interfaces
• Integrated web server for setup and operation
• 5835 Router and Action Control Panel, fully customizable
operator interface
36
Power
Order Info
Features
• Dual built-in test pattern generator with moving element
option and slate ID
Reference
Input
BrightEye NXT 410
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI Router
Clean HDMI Router with HDCP
Convert While You Route
The BrightEye NXT 410-H Compact Router with U/D/C Conversion and Clean and Quiet Switching allows format conversion to
take place while routing signals to destinations. Now, various formats of high definition and standard definition content can
be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to destinations. Standard definition sources can be upconverted to
high definition as part of the routing process, as well as cross converting from one HD format to another. All you have to do is
select a SMPTE standard for a particular destination, and all sources routed to that destination will be converted to that format.
• Genlockable and timeable
Multiple Intuitive Control Options
• PiP-Efx – Picture in Picture option (410-H)
Control and configuration of the NXT 410 and 410-H can be made from a variety of interfaces. The front panel provides a full
motion, real time video display of sources and destinations. Route signals and configure resources directly from the front
panel. Connect the RJ-45 Control Network port to a LAN for control using the built-in web server. From smartphone, tablet, or
laptop, view thumbnails of all the sources and destinations, make routing changes, and configure parameters of all the NXT's
resources. Control from third-party devices can be accomplished by TCP/IP or RS-232 protocols. Use the 5835 Control Panel to
provide a fully customizable operator interface.
• DualPath Option (410-H)
37
BrightEye NXT 410 and 410-H
BrightEye NXT 410 and 410-H
Clean HDMI Routers
HDMI
to SDI
Conversion
HDCP
Clean HDMI Routers
HDMI
to SDI
Conversion
HDCP
HDMI
to SDI
Conversion
HDCP
HDMI
to SDI
Conversion
HDCP
HDCP
Dual
SFP
SDI to
HDMI
Conversion
NXT 410-H Includes
HDCP Support
SFP Port
Install optional SFP modules to add
Fiber,
Fiber, HDMI, Analog Composite, or
Coax,
additional SDI Inputs and Outputs.
HDMI,
and more
SFP port can provide:
Fiber: 2 ports
SDI:
2 ports
HDMI: 1 port
Analog: 1 port
Serial Digital Input
HDMI Input
Number
Two to Five, configurable, BNC and SFP
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M
1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M
2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number
Type
Format
Reference Input
SD/HD/3G-SDI
& DVB-ASI
Crosspoint Matrix
Thumbnail
Processing
Graphics
Live Output
Genlock Input
Accepts analog composite or TLS external
reference. Clean Switch outputs and the
TSGs can be timed to house reference.
TCXO
Internal Precision Ref
Reference
Processing
Video
& Audio
Clock Gen
Test Signal
Generators
Test Signal Generators
Test signals are built-in. Use Bars, Black,
Gray Scale with ID and Cyclops without
consuming any input BNCs.
Clean Switch
Clean Switch
Up/Down/Cross
Converter
Up/Down/Cross
Converter
Cut / Mix Transitions
Quiet Audio Switching
HTTP / Web
Server
TCP/IP
Live Cam 1
Cut / Mix Transitions
Quiet Audio Switching
NXT 410-H Includes
UDC Conversion
Clean & Quiet Switching
Just assign a Clean Switch to an output, and make cuts and
dissolves between sources perfect – clean and quiet. Frame
synchronization and format conversion are automatic.
38
System Control
Ethernet
10/100
Command
& Control
Monitor, Switch, and Configure
View live images on the NXT 450 front panel,
and thumbnails on the web interface. Switch and
configure from front panel or web browser.
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Four (or Five with SFP)
HDMI 1.3
Supports HDMI signals which map to
the video standards listed below
HDMI Output
Number
Type
Format
One (or Two with SFP)
HDMI 1.3
Follows input
HDCP (410-H Only)
HDMI output can be configured to generate HDCP encryption. This allows
both encrypted and non-encrypted HDMI and SDI sources to be cleanly
switched to this output.
Standards Supported
1080i 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 274M -4,5,6
720p 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 296M -1,2,3
Serial Digital Output
1080p 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, SMPTE 274M -9,10,11
1080p 50, 59.94, 60 Hz, SMPTE 424M, 425M, Level A
Number Two to Five, configurable, BNC and SFP
1080sF 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, RP211 -14,15,16
Type 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M
1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 625i 50
525i 59.94
2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M
Processing
12 and 16 bit
General Specifications
Impedance 75 Ω
Size
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 6.75” D
Return Loss >15 dB
(143 mm x 42 mm x 172 mm)
Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD
including connectors and flange
300 meters for SD
Weight
1 lb 12 oz
(Belden 1694A)
Power
12 volts, 20 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
Temperature Range
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
Relative Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft.
39
BrightEye NXT 430-X, 430 and 415
BrightEye NXT 430-X, 430 and 415
Compact Routers
Compact Routers
New Routing Technology
The BrightEye NXT 430 family of compact routers is famous for clean and quiet switching of video and audio
sources. The exclusive front panel LCD displays realtime full motion video of your router sources. There is incredible
power built into a small 1RU by 1/3 RU wide footprint – about the size of a club sandwich.
Clean Switch – Use Asynchronous Sources
The BrightEye NXT 430 Compact Router gives you two clean switched outputs. The router’s built-in clean switch
provides full frame synchronization which means you can switch or dissolve cleanly between asynchronous
sources. Features include variable duration mix transitions, independent audio level adjustments and channel
assignment of all 16 audio channels on an input-by-input basis.
6 SDI I/O Ports
Independently Assignable
as Sources or Destinations
If you don’t need clean switching or audio processing, you may prefer the BrightEye NXT 415 Compact Router.
The NXT 415 has all the capability of the 430, except for clean switched outputs. The NXT 415 also supports
ASI signals.
2 Dual SFP Ports
for Fiber Optic,
Analog Composite,
HDMI or
additional SDI I/Os
Assignable I/O and Flexible Architecture
You get to configure the number of inputs and outputs; the configuration is changeable on the fly. There are 2
fixed input BNCs, 2 fixed output BNCs and 7 assignable BNCs that you configure either as inputs or outputs. The
two SFP (small format plugable) cages can be populated with dual SFPs that have fiber optic or other connectors,
allowing you to determine the best connector for your installation.
Ethernet Port
for Web Control
Convert While You Route
The BrightEye NXT 430-X Compact Router with U/D/C Conversion and Clean and Quiet Switching allows format
conversion to take place while routing signals to destinations. Now, various formats of high definition and
standard definition content can be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to destinations. All you
have to do is assign a SMPTE standard format to a destination and all sources routed to that destination will be
converted to the assigned format – just select the source and hit TAKE.
2 Dedicated
SDI
2 Dedicated
SDI Inputs I/O Port SDI Outputs
Reference Power
Input
Features
• Router for 3G, HD, SD SDI, fiber and HDMI video
• Dissolve and Cut transitions
• Built-in dual Up/Down/Cross converters
• Direct Take Mode
• Dual assignable clean switches for video and embedded audio
for seamless routing
• Audio breakaway
• LCD display with realtime full motion video of your sources
• Flexible I/O – You configure BNCs and SFPs as inputs or outputs
• HDMI, fiber and composite I/O via SFPs
• 16 channel audio level adjustments
• Mix and shuffle audio
• System-wide configuration registers
• Programmable Salvo and Action Keys
• Dual built-in test pattern generator with moving element option
• Front panel and web-based control
and slate ID
• Genlockable and timeable
• RS-232 and TCP/IP 3rd-party control interfaces
• Integrated web server for setup and operation
• 5835 Router and Action Control Panel, fully customizable
operator interface
40
• PiP-Efx – Picture in Picture option (430-X)
• DualPath option (430-X)
Order Info
BrightEye NXT 430-X
BrightEye NXT 430 BrightEye NXT 415 Clean Compact Router with U/D/C
Clean Compact Router
Compact Router
Multiple Intuitive Control Options
Control and configuration of the NXT 415, 430 and 430-X can be made from a variety of interfaces. The front panel provides a
full motion, real time video display of sources and destinations. Route signals and configure resources directly from the front
panel. Connect the RJ-45 Control Network port to a LAN for control using the built-in web server. From smartphone, tablet, or
laptop, view thumbnails of all the sources and destinations, make routing changes, and configure parameters of all the NXT's
resources. Control from third-party devices can be accomplished by TCP/IP or RS-232 protocols. Use the 5835 Control Panel to
provide a fully customizable operator interface.
41
BrightEye NXT 430-X, 430 and 415
BrightEye NXT 430-X, 430 and 415
Compact Routers
Compact Routers
Dual
SFP
Dual
SFP
SFP Port
Fiber,
Coax,
HDMI,
and more
Install optional SFP modules to add
Fiber, HDMI, Analog Composite, or
additional SDI Inputs and Outputs.
SFP port can provide:
Fiber: 2 ports
SDI:
2 ports
HDMI: 1 port
Analog: 1 port
Serial Digital Input
HDMI Output
Number
Two to Thirteen, configurable, BNC and SFP
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M
1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M
2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number:
Two possible via SFP
SFPs let you add your favorite connectors to the router including fiber optic,
HDMI and HD-BNC
Reference Input
SD/HD/3G-SDI
& DVB-ASI
Crosspoint Matrix
Thumbnail
Processing
Graphics
Live Output
Genlock Input
Accepts analog composite or TLS external
reference. Clean Switch outputs and the
TSGs can be timed to house reference.
TCXO
Internal Precision Ref
Reference
Processing
Video
& Audio
Clock Gen
Test Signal
Generators
No Clean Switch
on NXT 415
Test Signal Generators
Test signals are built-in. Use Bars, Black,
Gray Scale with ID and Cyclops without
consuming any input BNCs.
Clean Switch
Clean Switch
Up/Down/Cross
Converter
Up/Down/Cross
Converter
Cut / Mix Transitions
Quiet Audio Switching
Cut / Mix Transitions
Quiet Audio Switching
NXT 430-X Includes
UDC Conversion
Clean & Quiet Switching
Just assign a Clean Switch to an output, and make cuts and
dissolves between sources perfect – clean and quiet. Frame
synchronization and format conversion are automatic.
System Control
HTTP / Web
Server
TCP/IP
Live Cam 1
Ethernet
10/100
Command
& Control
Monitor, Switch, and Configure
View live images on the NXT 450 front panel,
and thumbnails on the web interface. Switch and
configure from front panel or web browser.
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Return Loss Max Cable Length >15 dB
100 meters for HD (Belden 1694A)
300 meters for SD (Belden 1694A)
Standards Supported
1080i 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 274M -4,5,6
720p 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 296M -1,2,3
1080p 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, SMPTE 274M -9,10,11
1080p 50, 59.94, 60 Hz, SMPTE 424M, 425M, Level A
1080sF 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, RP211 -14,15,16
625i 50
525i 59.94
General Specifications
Size
Serial Digital Output
Weight
Number Two to Thirteen, configurable, BNC and SFP
Power
Type 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M
1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M Temperature Range
2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M
Relative Humidity
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Altitude Impedance 75 Ω
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 6.75” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 172 mm)
including connectors and flange
NXT 415 1 lb 10 oz
NXT 430 1 lb 12 oz
12 volts, 20 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
HDMI Input
Number: Two possible via SFP
SFPs let you add your favorite connectors to the router including fiber optic,
HDMI and HD-BNC
42
43
BrightEye NXT Routers
BrightEye NXT Routers
Application Examples
Application Examples
Cuts-Only Master Control
Multi-Stage Venue
HDMI
3G SDI
Fiber Optic
SDI
BrightEye NXT 410 Router Production Switcher
Program Sources
Encoder
Add more inputs to your production switcher or master control switcher. Feed cameras and other
SDI and HDMI sources to a BrightEye NXT 410 Router and take one or more of the router outputs
into the production switcher or master control switcher. This is also a great way to integrate HDMI
signals into an SDI workflow.
BrightEye NXT Router
Use the BrightEye NXT Router as a cuts-only master control, on the ground or in the air. Great for
helicopters, sports and ENG, the BrightEye NXT Router has built-in frame syncs that let you use
sources that don’t have a reference. The router’s output is clean and quiet, switching seamlessly
between sources. Downstream devices such as routers and encoders receive a consistent video
input signal.
Quality Control and Signal Monitoring
Monitors and Projectors for Venues
Still Store
Server
QC your ingest sources or set top box feeds with the
BrightEye NXT Router. Verify signal presence right on
the front panel of the router. The BrightEye NXT’s LCD
displays full motion, realtime video of your sources.
Take the router outputs to scopes and servers. Use the
router’s built-in web browser and QC your sources
remotely, too.
Production Switcher
BrightEye NXT Router
Projectors
Video and Audio
Sources or
Facility Router
Outputs
QC Monitoring Equipment
BrightEye NXT Router
44
Monitors
Use the BrightEye NXT Router for live events and sports to route signals to monitors, switchers
and projectors. The router’s outputs can be easily configured to be in time with house, even
when there are asynchronous sources on the input. Switch seamlessly between fiber optic,
HDMI and SDI signals.
45
BrightEye NXT 445
BrightEye NXT 445
Streaming Encoder
Streaming Encoder
Start with Encoding
Add Decoding
The BrightEye NXT 445 field upgradable flexible
option licensing lets you add the functionality
you need when you need it.
The 445K-DEC license option adds an MPEG
decoder. A MPEG-4 transport stream can be
received via Unicast or Multicast on Gigabit
Ethernet and decoded to 3G, HD, or SD-SDI with
embedded audio. The full duplex codec allows
simultaneous use of the encoder and decoder.
Add Format Conversion and Clean Switching
Integrate signals from all types of equipment,
regardless of the video format with the 445K-X
license option. Just select a SMPTE standard for a
particular destination, and all sources routed to
that destination will be converted automatically.
This license option includes Clean and
Quiet Switching to instantly and seamlessly
switch or dissolve your sources. Feed the
NXT 445 with cameras and other asynchronous
sources and take the output to air or to
production equipment.
Multiple SDI Inputs and Outputs
Genlocked, Clean & Quiet Switching
Two SFP Positions – for Fiber, Analog, HDMI
Up / Down / Cross Format Conversion
Decoder – MPEG-4 and MPEG-2
IPTV and DVB-ASI Streaming
Audio Mapping and Level Adjustment
Two Built-In TSGs
Intuitive Web Interface
Live View Front Panel
The SFP (small format pluggable) cages can be
populated with dual SFPs that have fiber optic or
other connectors, allowing you to determine the
best connector for your installation. Adding SFPs
gives you true flexibility in combining electrical
BNC, HDMI, analog composite and fiber optic
inputs and outputs. The 445K-IO license option also
activates additional SDI I/Os.
NXT 445 – Start with Encoding, Add Features as Needed
NXT 450 – Complete Streaming Solution
High Profile MPEG-4 (H.264) Encoder
Add Fiber, HDMI, Analog, and SDI I/Os
GigE Streaming
Media I/O Port
Supports Unicast and
Multicast Streaming
2 SDI I/O Ports
Independently Assignable
as Sources or Destinations
2 Dual SFP Ports
for Fiber Optic,
Analog Composite,
HDMI or
additional SDI I/Os
Ethernet Port
for Web Control
Feature Licenses
NXT 450
NXT 445












445K-DEC
445K-IO
2 Dedicated
SDI
2 Dedicated
SDI Inputs I/O Port SDI Outputs

Reference
Input
Power




• Simultaneous high quality, high profile MPEG Encoder/Decoder





Features
• Advanced H.264 coding techniques provide superb performance at low bit rates
• Encoder simultaneously outputs two Unicast, one Multicast and DVB-ASI
• Encoder produces both a High and Low Resolution output simultaneously
• Independent Decoder operates simultaneously, with baseband output in any desired format
• Feed any source to the Encoder
• Feed the Decoder output to any destination
• Multi Image license option for DualPath and PiP-Efx
46
47
BrightEye NXT 450
BrightEye NXT 450
Clean Streaming Router
Clean Streaming Router
A Set of Signal Processing Resources Tied Together with a Flexible Routing Matrix
Imagine this. You’re out in the field. You’ve just been handed a variety of signals, with no genlock reference, and in
different formats. You’re expected to input them; perform live switching and dissolves; convert them to a standard
format for distribution; and now – the producer wants a live streaming output AND wants to use an incoming MPEG
stream. How many different processors are you going to need? How about – just ONE?
High Quality, High Profile MPEG Encoder/Decoder
The BrightEye NXT 450 adds a high quality, high profile H.264 (MPEG-4) Encoder to the already formidable feature set
of the BrightEye NXT family of compact routers. Advanced coding techniques give superb performance even at low
bit rates. The Encoder produces both a High and Low Resolution output simultaneously. Any SDI input can be fed to
the Encoder through the built-in format converting Clean Switch, allowing seamless switching or mixing between all
inputs. The independent Decoder operates simultaneously, with baseband output in any desired format. The Decoder
output can be switched along with any other source to any destination. An NXT 450 can serve as a full duplex codec,
supporting both an outgoing and incoming streaming path. Encoding and Decoding are fully integrated with the full
set of resources in the NXT 450.
GigE Streaming
Media I/O Port
Supports Unicast and
Multicast Streaming
2 SDI I/O Ports
Independently Assignable
as Sources or Destinations
2 Dual SFP Ports
for Fiber Optic,
Analog Composite,
HDMI or
additional SDI I/Os
Ethernet Port
for Web Control
IP and DVB-ASI Streaming Connections
Encoded streams can be sent or received through IP networking or by direct DVB-ASI connections. The NXT 450
incorporates an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port dedicated to streaming connectivity. The Encoder output can be delivered
by either Unicast or Multicast addressing modes over the IP connection. Two Unicast outputs can be independently
directed to any desired destination. Assuming the required IP gateway is in place, an NXT 450 can deliver a stream to
any place on earth. The Multicast output is limited to the immediate subnet that the NXT 450 is connected to, but can
be received by multiple devices. In addition to IP outputs, a DVB-ASI formatted stream can be output through a BNC
port, or by fiber with an SFP module. For each of these outputs, IP or ASI, there is independent selection of the High or
Low Resolution stream. The NXT 450 can receive an IP stream from the Media port, or ASI from any BNC or Fiber input.
This stream will be Decoded to produce a baseband SDI signal with embedded audio.
Features
• Router for 3G, HD, SD SDI, fiber and HDMI video
• Dissolve and Cut transitions
• Simultaneous high quality, high profile MPEG
Encoder/Decoder
• Direct Take Mode
• Advanced H.264 coding techniques give superb
performance at low bit rates
• 16 channel audio level adjustments
• Audio breakaway
• Built-in dual Up/Down/Cross converters
• Mix and shuffle audio
• Dual assignable clean switches for video and embedded audio
for seamless routing
• System-wide configuration registers
• Programmable Salvo and Action Keys
• LCD display with realtime full motion video of your sources
• Front panel and web-based control
• Flexible I/O – You configure BNCs and SFPs as inputs or outputs
• Dual built-in test pattern generator with
moving element option and slate ID
• HDMI, fiber and composite I/O via SFPs
• RS-232 and TCP/IP 3rd-party control interfaces
• Integrated web server for setup and operation
• 5835 Router and Action Control Panel, fully customizable
operator interface
48
• Genlockable and timeable
• PiP-Efx – Picture in Picture option
• DualPath option
2 Dedicated
SDI
2 Dedicated
SDI Inputs I/O Port SDI Outputs
Reference
Input
Power
Flexible Architecture
Flexible I/O configuration – a hallmark of all the BrightEye NXT series of routers – allows on-the-fly changes to the
number of inputs and router destinations. From 9 inputs and 2 outputs, to 2 inputs and 9 outputs, the NXT 450
adapts to different needs. The two SFP ports allow for fiber optic connections, HDMI I/O, or additional HD-BNC SDI
connections. Genlock the Clean Switches and TSGs using the external reference input. Assign a Clean Switch to an
output, and now that output can be timed with respect to house reference. The flexibility extends to the integration of
the Encoder and Decoder. The Encoder is driven as a destination of the routing matrix, and the output of the Decoder
is a source to the matrix. Feed any source to the Encoder, and feed the Decoder to any destination.
Instantaneous Clean Switching and Format Conversion
The NXT 450 contains two Clean Switches. When assigned to an output, they provide clean, quiet switching – even
between asynchronous sources. The format conversion feature provides automatic conversion of inputs to the chosen
output format. This makes it possible to cut and mix between different input formats. Frame synchronization in
the Clean Switch is particularly valuable when assigned to the input of the Encoder. It guarantees that the Encoder
receives continuous, uninterrupted synchronization, regardless of the timing or condition of the input signals.
Multiple Intuitive Control Options
Control and configuration of the NXT 450 can be made from a variety of interfaces. The front panel provides a full
motion, real time video display of sources and destinations. Route signals and configure resources directly from
the front panel. Connect the RJ-45 Control Network port to a LAN for control using the built-in web server. From
smartphone, tablet, or laptop, view thumbnails of all the sources and destinations, make routing changes, and
configure parameters of all the NXT 450 resources. Control from third-party devices can be accomplished by
TCP/IP or RS-232 protocols. Use the 5835 Control Panel to provide a fully customizable operator interface.
49
BrightEye NXT 450
BrightEye NXT 450
Clean Streaming Router
Clean Streaming Router
Rich in Resources
The NXT 450 contains a phenomenal number of resources – I/O, Routing, Clean Switches, Format Conversion, TSGs,
Encoding, Decoding, IP Streaming, and web based control. Every element on this block diagram is contained in the
NXT 450. The intuitive control system makes it easy to configure this powerful repertoire of routing and processing
resources. Use it to create efficient and compact solutions to a wide variety of requirements.
Encoding
Flexible Connectivity
Rich in Resources
The NXT 450 contains a phenomenal number of
resources – I/O, Routing, Clean Switches, Format
Conversion, TSGs, Encoding, Decoding, IP Streaming,
and web based control. Every element on this block
diagram is contained in the NXT 450.
The intuitive control system makes it easy to configure
this powerful repertoire of routing and processing
resources. Use it to create efficient and compact
solutions to a wide variety of requirements.
Install optional SFP modules to add
Fiber, HDMI, Analog Composite, or
additional SDI Inputs and Outputs.
Dual
SFP
Dual
SFP
High efficiency H.264 Encoding produces superb
image quality – even at low bit rates. Low latency
performance makes it easy to use in a live, talkback environment.
H.264 Encoder
SD/HD/3G
Baseband
Input
Each SFP can provide:
Fiber: 2 ports
SDI:
2 ports
HDMI: 1 port
Analog: 1 port
High
Resolution
Low
Resolution
Unicast A
Streaming
Media Port
Unicast B
Multicast
Ethernet
DVB-ASI
100/1000
GigE
Stream directly to an IP
network, the NXT 450 is
the perfect bridge from
baseband to IPTV.
Simultaneous support for
multiple destinations.
Feed transmission chains
with DVB-ASI by coax or
fiber.
SDI I/O
DVB-ASI
SD/HD/3G-SDI
& DVB-ASI
Crosspoint Matrix
2 Input Ports
3 Bi-Dir Ports
2 Output Ports
Fully Routable
PiP-Efx
Sophisticated
Picture-in-Picture
effects for live
events, education,
boardroom.
TCXO
Internal Precision Ref
Reference
Processing
Genlock Input
Accepts analog composite or TLS external
reference. Clean Switch outputs and the
TSGs can be timed to house reference.
50
Video
& Audio
Clock Gen
Test Signal
Generators
Test Signal Generators
Unicast Rcvr
Multicast Rcvr
Multi Image
Enable Multi Image
Processing and the
Clean Switch hardware
takes on new features.
Supports
3G/HD/SD
DVB-ASI
IP
Streaming
Input
Option License
Tx
Cut / Mix Transitions
Quiet Audio Switching
Cut / Mix Transitions
Quiet Audio Switching
Built-in test signal generators allow test
patterns such as black, bars, ID and
cyclops to be routed without burning
valuable inputs.
Rx
Carry two live signals, video
and audio, in a single path.
Use Tx at origin, Rx at
destination.
B
Up/Down/Cross
Conversion
SD/HD/3G
Baseband Output
H.264 Decoder
DualPath
B
Clean Switch
Decode
Thumbnail
Processing
Panel Graphics
Live Output
Hardware
HTTP / Web
Server
System
Control
Decoding
Receive a stream from
IP or DVB-ASI,
decode to baseband
and deliver to any
router output.
Use a Clean Switch to
synchronize the
Decoder output to
house reference.
Decoding & Encoding
are independent.
TCP/IP
Live Cam 1
Clean Switch
Up/Down/Cross
Conversion
Clean & Quiet Switching
Just assign a Clean Switch to an output, and make cuts and
dissolves between sources perfect – clean and quiet. Frame
synchronization and format conversion are automatic.
Ethernet
10/100
Command
& Control
Monitor, Switch, and Configure
View live images on the NXT 450 front panel,
and thumbnails on the web interface. Switch and
configure from front panel or web browser.
Serial Digital Input
Number
Two to Nine, configurable, BNC and SFP
Signal Type See SDI Standards Supported below
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s (Belden 1694A)
Audio
16 channels of embedded audio. Dolby pass-through in Clean Switches.
Reference Input
NumberOne
Type
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or Tri-Level Sync
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number
Two to Nine, configurable, BNC and SFP
Signal Type
See SDI Standards Supported below
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length
100 meters for HD 300 meters for SD (Belden 1694A)
HDMI Input
Number Two possible via SFP
HDMI Output
Number
Two possible via SFP
Fiber Input
Number
Four possible via SFP
Fiber Output
Number
Four possible via SFP
SFPs let you add your favorite connectors to the router including fiber optic,
HDMI and HD-BNC
SDI Standards Supported
1080i 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, 1.485 Gb/s HD, SMPTE 274M -4,5,6
720p 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, 1.485 Gb/s HD, SMPTE 296M -1,2,3
1080p 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, 1.485 Gb/s HD, SMPTE 274M -9,10,11
1080p 50, 59.94, 60 Hz, 2.97 Gb/s HD, SMPTE 424M, 425M, Level A
625i 50 , 525i 59.94, 270 Mb/s SD, SMPTE 259M
Dual Rate Encoder
Dual Rate
MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)
High-Resolution
Encoding format matches input source
Low-Resolution Encoding format 640 x 360P
Data Rate
Adjustable from 1 to 20 Mb/s
Profile (per H.264 standard)
High-Resolution
Main and High
Low-Resolution
Baseline, Main and High
Level (per H.264 standard)
High-Resolution 3 to 4.2
Low-Resolution 1.2 to 4.2
Audio Encoding
2 channels MP3 and AAC Encoding
Data Rate
32 to 384 Kb/s
Downmixing
Up to 16 incoming channels to stereo pair – user selectable
Streaming Outputs
RTP/IP (via GigE port)
2 independent Unicast outputs
1 Multicast output
DVB-ASI
1 routable to BNC and fiber (SFP) outputs
All four streaming outputs operate simultaneously from either the High
or Low-Res Encoder
Decoder
Decode from Unicast, Multicast or DVB-ASI
MPEG-4 part 10 H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)
MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-2)
Baseband Output
See SDI Standards Supported
Routable to any destination. Can be processed through clean switch for synchronization to local reference.
Latency
Total end-to-end latency 750 msec (Encode/Decode)
Network Connections
Control Port
RJ-45; 10/100
Media Port
RJ-45; 10/100/1000
General Specifications
Size
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 6.75” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 172 mm)
including connectors and flange
Weight
1 lb 12oz
Power
12 volts, 35 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
Temperature Range
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
Relative Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude
0 to 10,000 ft.
51
BrightEye NXT 450
BrightEye NXT 450
Clean Streaming Router Applications
Clean Streaming Router Applications
Mobile Truck Application
Great for mobile applications, the BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router provides signal reception, decoding,
clean switching and distribution to multiple destinations using any combination of formats. Seamlessly switch
between 1080i, 1080p, 720p, and DVB-ASI sources. Simply set one of the clean switch outputs to your desired format
and all of your sources will be automatically converted. Multiple outputs deliver streaming by IP back to the studio,
DVB-ASI to your satellite uplink, and HD SDI for local monitoring. Remotely cut and mix sources or use Salvo and Action
shortcuts from your tablet or any web-enabled device. The 5835 Router and Action Control Panel is fully customizable
to put exactly the right controls in front of busy operators.
Media
Unicast
Studio
Network
µWave
Receiver
ASI
or
IP
HD SDI
Connect Directly
to your CDN
ASI
720p HDMI
Cut & Mix Sources!
Stream Live to Web
Uplink
1080p 3G SDI
Built-in RTMP Protocol Support
Control
Network
1080i HD SDI
S
AE
BrightEye NXT 450
Clean Streaming Router
1080i HDMI
Control from
Web-Enabled
Devices
Audio Mixer
Camera
Thumbnail preview of Sources
before Take or Mix transition.
Displays input status, signal
timing, and metadata.
52
720p HDMI
RTMP
Live
to Web
Multicast
to Local
Breakout Rooms
Unicast
1080i HD SDI
Archive
Media
Network
5835 – Router and Action Control Panel
DVI or
VGA
LCD Display
Projector
Camera
Crosspoints
Routing Control with
user legendable buttons for
Sources and Destinations.
Full travel push buttons
with sculpted caps.
RTMP
Laptop for Hymn
Lyrics and Skype
1080i HD SDI
HD SDI
BrightEye Mitto
Scan Converter
BrightEye NXT 450
Clean Streaming Router
Action Keys
House of Worship Application
Action Keys are fully programmable.
Recall any set of parameters,
customize to suit exact application.
Send your live service simultaneously to an HDMI projector, to
the youth room and to storage via Multicast, and to a remote
campus via Unicast. With the NXT 450’s web based control, your
director can sit in the back pew with an iPad, switching between
hymn lyrics and cameras while participating in the service.
Control
Network
Monitor
Control from
Web-Enabled
Devices
53
BrightEye NXT Multi Image License
PiP-Efx Picture in Picture
Picture in Picture in a Router?
Perfect for field news reporting, lecture capture,
corporate boardroom, and many other applications,
the PiP-Efx Multi Image license option for the
BrightEye NXT 450, 445, 430-X and 410-H Compact
Routers provides a flexible and configurable dual
source Picture-In-Picture mode. The PiP-Efx license
option, purchased from the factory, can be installed
in the field.
PiP-Efx can be a single insert over a full screen
video background, or dual PiP inserts over a matte
background – each with independent size and
position. You have full control of size, position and
cropping as well as dissolve and cut transitions to
PiP effects.
Up/Down/Cross conversion allows PiP input signals
of different formats and frame rates to be combined
together into the PiP output. Simply set the PiP
output standard and you’re done.
Easy To Use Controls
Simple, well thought-out
user interface controls make
creating PiP-Efx layouts a
breeze. Full setup, control,
and user preset recall can be
accessed via any web browser
enabled device: laptop, tablet,
even a smartphone.
Features
• High Resolution Picture in Picture Effects
• Easy to Customize PiP Layouts
• Instant Recall of Layouts from User Presets
• Full Control of Size, Position and Cropping
Perfect for Boardroom or Classroom
Cameras, video playback devices, and computers can
be brought into the BrightEye NXT 450, 430-X and
410-H Compact Routers and switched or dissolved live
to individual or multiple destinations. User-created
PiP-Efx layouts become sources in the routing
matrix. You can cut or dissolve to them as part of the
production. The switched program can be distributed
through multiple router outputs, and in multiple
formats simultaneously.
Route SD, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p versions by SDI (BNC),
HDMI or fiber using optional SFP modules. In the
NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router, the PiP-Efx program
can be encoded to MPEG-4 (H.264) and delivered by
IP Unicast, Multicast, or DVB-ASI to distant locations
over public or private networks.
Laptop
Projector
HDMI/DVI/VGA
• Dual PiP Windows Over Matte Background
• Fully Routable Output
HDMI
1080i
BrightEye Mitto
Scan Converter
• Dissolve and Cut to PiP Effects
• Switch Sources within PiP Effects On The Fly
• Mix and Match Video Formats within PiP Effects
Camera
• Customizable Border Effects
Remote Campus
1080i HD SDI
H.264 Unicast
1080i
720p HD SDI
Internet
1080i HD SDI
Video Server
Archive
1080i HD SDI
BrightEye NXT 450
Clean Streaming Router
Ethernet Control
WiFi
iPad
Order Info – PiP-Efx is available with the Multi Image license option for the
following NXT Compact Routers
BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and U/D/C
BrightEye NXT 445 Streaming Encoder
BrightEye NXT 430-X Clean Compact Router with Up/Down/Cross Conversion
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI-HDCP-SDI Router with U/D/C
Video Inputs
Video Output
Accepts any video compatible input format
Computer graphic input from Scan Converter
Computer direct connection by HDMI, depending
upon computer output format
1080i/50 and 1080i/59
1080p/50 and 1080p/59
Output can be genlocked to external reference
Any video source in the NXT Router can be used
in either PiP window. Windows are independently
adjustable for crop, size, and position.
54
55
BrightEye NXT Multi Image License
BrightEye NXT
DualPath
DualPath Field Applications
DualPath Signal Multiplexing
Carry 2 Video Signals and Associated Audio in a Single Channel
DualPath in the Field
Bring 2 cameras back from a live news event, and
put source switching under studio control. Increase
the impact and flexibility of even a small field crew.
The two signals, locked together, can travel over
any existing interfaces. They appear in the final
program with perfect timing and lip sync. Use
DualPath in the NXT 450 or 445 Encoders to stream
by IP or DVB-ASI back to the studio. Or deploy the
NXT 430-X with existing transmission paths to
double their bandwidth.
DualPath in the Air
Double Bandwidth Usage and Save Money
Superb Image Quality
DualPath lets you send two video signals in a single
channel’s bandwidth. Add a second camera feed from
your news truck or helicopter without needing another
encoder or microwave transmitter.
DualPath incorporates Ensemble’s proprietary image
processing, also used in our award-winning Mitto scan
converters, to scale (re-size) each signal horizontally.
Sources are upsampled to 8:8:8 resolution and color
space, which makes scaling more precise and less
destructive. The multiplexed output contains both
images, with each resampled to fit side-by-side in a
single channel. This is the only change made to the
input signals. They retain all of the other characteristics
of the HD SDI format – which is the most true and
faithful representation of the content. This preserves
the 10 bit depth, color space, and structural details of
the original signal. No new structure such as MPEG
macro-blocks or 4:2:0 data reduction is introduced.
The DualPath signal, carrying two videos and
associated audio, travels as a single feed over
an ordinary path. DualPath multiplexing and
demultiplexing operates only at the end points, with no
changes required to the existing link. Choose the audio
transmission mode to suit the production requirements
and the capacity of the transmission path.
Select between 1080i, 1080p, or 720p formats to carry
the multiplexed signal – independently of the actual
end point video formats. The multiplexing process
takes place in the baseband, SDI domain. So it’s easy
to use DualPath with existing infrastructure. SDI, HDMI,
Fiber, Microwave, and Streaming connectivity are all
compatible with DualPath.
56
Although the horizontal pixel count is cut in half, the
precision scaling will only block the higher frequency
components which would produce artifacts. The vast
majority of the image data is retained. The result is
end-to-end performance with extreme fidelity to the
original signal.
The live HD feed from a helicopter represents a huge
investment – both in the air and at the receive point.
DualPath is the quick and economical solution to
doubling that bandwidth. Take two cameras to air, or
go live while feeding footage back to the newsroom at
the same time.
Perfect Lip-Sync
DualPath Plays Well with Others
The two video signals and the chosen audio, are
synchronized and joined together in the DualPath Tx
process. From this point onward, they travel as a single
signal. No delay or latency can be introduced which
would affect the lip-sync timing of one signal with
respect to the other. When they are delivered back as
independent video feeds by the DualPath Rx process,
they will still be perfectly matched to one another.This
is true regardless of the transmission link.
Integrating DualPath with your existing gear is a
breeze. Update your news truck with a DualPath
enabled BrightEye NXT 450 for encoding and use
your stations existing decoder. Put an NXT 430-X
downstream of that decoder to demultiplex the
DualPath signal. The demultiplex process incorporates
frame synchronization to local reference, so the output
signals are locked, stable, and ready to take to air.
Order Info – DualPath is available with the Multi Image license option for the
following NXT Compact Routers
BrightEye NXT 450
Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and U/D/C
BrightEye NXT 445
Streaming Encoder
BrightEye NXT 430-X Clean Compact Router with Up/Down/Cross Conversion
BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI-HDCP-SDI Router with U/D/C
57
BrightEye 1
BrightEye 1
Analog/SD SDI to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Frame Sync
BrightEye 1 is a comprehensive solution to
signal acquisition. With analog component,
analog composite S-Video (Y/C), and SDI video
inputs, it can take on any video source. The
built-in time base corrector/frame synchronizer
provides a rock steady output, even with
marginal inputs. The reference input is used
to genlock the converter output to house
reference such as color black.
Front panel controls select input source, format
and adjust video gain. Video levels can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
Analog/SD SDI to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Frame Sync
Features
Serial Digital Input
Analog to SDI Performance
• 12 bit processing
Number One
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
Composite and Y
Pr, Pb
Minimum Delay
• Passes embedded audio
Analog Input
Reference Input
• Use with cameras, satellite receivers and VHS decks
• Analog and SD SDI input
• SD SDI and optical output
• TBC and frame sync
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
Simultaneous SD SDI (electrical) and optical
outputs are provided, so you can deliver the
signal just about anywhere. Both color bars
and the SD SDI checkfield (pathological) test
patterns are included to facilitate transmission
path testing.
One
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type
Delay
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
Cpst, Y In
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
< 90 µSec
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
12 bit input quantization
4 x oversampling
>62 dB, weighted
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
±0.1 dB, 0 to 2.75 MHz
90 µSec
One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met))
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Optical Output
Pr, C In
12 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
SD SDI Out
SDI, Pb In
TBC/
Frame Sync
SDI
Deserializer
Reference In
58
Bar
Generator
Proc
Amp
Serializer
Optical Out
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Maximum Cable Length One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
(Optical equivalent of 259M)
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
–7 dBm
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets, please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorSC
59
BrightEye 2
BrightEye 2
Analog to SD SDI Converter
Analog to SD SDI Converter
BrightEye 2 provides uncompromised analog
to digital video conversion of component and
composite video. Analog inputs are digitized
at 12 bits of resolution with 4x oversampling.
Composite video is processed through an
adaptive comb filter decoder. PAL / NTSC input
detection is automatic.
Features
Input selection and gain adjustment is made
from the front panel. A status display provides
an input presence indication. Video levels can
be adjusted through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
• 12 bit processing
Supporting both Beta and SMPTE component,
composite, and Y/C formats, BrightEye 2 adapts
to many conversion needs.
Use BrightEye 2 to digitize analog VTRs
and cameras.
• Use with VTRs and cameras
• Composite and S-Video input
• Component input
• SD SDI output
Analog Input
Analog to SDI Performance
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
One
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
Composite and Y
Pr, Pb
Delay
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
±0.1 dB, 0 to 2.75 MHz
90 µSec
General Specifications
Serial Digital Output
Number Type
Delay
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
12 bit input quantization
4 x oversampling
>62 dB, weighted
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
< 90 µSec
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Pb In
Pr, C In
Source
Select
Cpst, Y In
60
12 bit
Video
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
SD SDI Out
Proc
Amp
Serializer
61
BrightEye 3
BrightEye 3
Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Frame Sync
BrightEye 3 is an agile time base corrector
and frame synchronizer with composite,
component and Y/C inputs and SD SDI video
out. Input signals are digitized to 12 bits of
resolution and time base corrected by a noise
tolerant tracking circuit. An external reference
input allows genlock to a timing reference such
as color black.
Input selection, gain control, and TBC enable
is provided through the front panel interface.
Video levels can be adjusted through BrightEye
Mac or PC software.
Input and reference presence are indicated
through front panel LEDs. BrightEye 3 is great
for capturing consumer VCRs and DVD players
into non-linear editing systems.
Features
• Use with cameras, satellite receivers and VHS decks
• Analog input
• SD SDI output
• TBC and frame sync
• 12 bit processing
Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Frame Sync
Analog Input
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
Analog to SDI Performance
One
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
Composite and Y
Pr, Pb
Delay
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
±0.1 dB, 0 to 2.75 MHz
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
Reference Input
Serial Digital Output
Number Type
Delay
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
12 bit input quantization
4 x oversampling
>62 dB, weighted
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
CPst, Y In
Pr, C In
Pb
12 bit
Video
A to D
Converter
and Decoder
TBC/
Frame Sync
SD SDI Out
Proc Amp
Serializer
Bar
Generator
Reference In
62
63
BrightEye 5
BrightEye 5
Analog Composite TBC and Frame Sync
BrightEye 5 is a time base corrector with
analog composite inputs and outputs. 12 bit
digital signal processing ensures the best
signal handling and a solid output.
BrightEye 5 will time base correct signals
from analog sources such as consumer VCRs,
cameras and noisy microwave receivers.
The analog input is converted at 12 bits of
resolution for digital processing. The signal is
time base corrected and frame synchronized
to the reference input and converted back to
analog for output. BrightEye 5 auto detects the
video standard of the input (PAL or NTSC).
Basic controls are provided on the front panel.
With BrightEye Mac or PC software, you can
control video proc functions; gain, chroma,
pedestal, and hue. The vertical interval can be
passed or blanked.
Features
• Use with VCRs, cameras, satellite receivers
• Analog video inputs and outputs
• TBC and frame sync
• Format mode lock for use with noisy/intermittent
input signals
• 12 bit processing
Analog Composite TBC and Frame Sync
Analog Video Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Input DC Input Hum Analog Video Output
One
NTSC, PAL Composite
75 Ω
>40 dB, DC to 5.5 MHz
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output DC General Specifications
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Performance
Frequency Response
K Factor ScH Phase Error Differential Phase Differential Gain Signal to Noise
Timing Window Timing Resolution
Two
Composite PAL or NTSC (follows input)
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
>40 dB
<100 mV
±0.1 dB , 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2°
<1°
<1%
>65 dB
Infinite (with respect to reference)
Output ScH Phase matches reference
Adjustable to within 1° of subcarrier
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Composite Out 1
Cpst In
12 bit
A to D
Converter
TBC/
Frame
Sync
Proc
Amp
12 bit
D to A
Converter
Composite Out 2
Ref In
64
65
BrightEye 10
BrightEye 10
Optical/SD SDI to Analog/SDI Converter
BrightEye 10 is a digital to analog video
converter with both SD SDI (electrical) and
fiber optic inputs. Output formats include Beta
and SMPTE component, RGB, and composite
(with simultaneous Y/C). Video processing,
encoding and analog conversion is performed
digitally at 12 bits of resolution with
8 x oversampling.
Optical/SD SDI to Analog/SDI Converter
Features
• Use with VCRs, cameras, satellite receivers
• Analog video inputs and outputs
• TBC and frame sync
• 12 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
Front panel controls select between the optical
and SDI input, choose the analog output
format, and adjust gain. Video levels can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
The reclocked SD SDI output follows the input
selector, thus providing optical to electrical
conversion when the optical input is selected.
BrightEye 10 combines fiber to SD SDI
conversion and QC monitoring in one
compact unit.
Serial Digital Input
Analog Output
Number One
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number One
Type
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
Return Loss
>40 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
Optical Input
Serial Digital Output
Number One
TypeSD
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
Wavelength
830 to 1610 nm
Receiver sensitivity –18 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorSC
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
<50 mV
SDI to Analog Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
K Factor
ScH Phase Error
Differential Phase
Differential Gain
12 bit output reconstruction
8 x oversampling
>65 dB
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2 degrees
<1 degree
<1%
General Specifications
SD SDI Out
Cpst, Y, G Out
SD SDI In
Optical In
66
Reclocker
Deserializer
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
C, Pr, R Out
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Y, Pb, B Out
67
BrightEye 11
BrightEye 11
SD SDI to Analog Converter
SD SDI to Analog Converter
BrightEye 11 provides digital to analog video
conversion with the full range of analog
output formats available: Beta, SMPTE, RGB,
and composite (with simultaneous Y/C).
Features
12 bit processing and conversion at
8 x oversampling mean the best looking
images possible.
• Analog composite output
Output format and gain are controlled from
the front panel. A status display indicates
input presence. Video levels can be adjusted
through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
BrightEye 11 is the perfect choice to feed
monitors, VTRs, or video projectors.
Serial Digital Input
SDI to Analog Performance
• 12 bit processing
Number One
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
• Passes embedded audio
Analog Output
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
K Factor
ScH Phase Error
Differential Phase
Differential Gain
• Use with monitors, VTRs and projectors
• HD/SD SDI input
• Component, S-Video output
General Specifications
Number One component or
one composite and one Y/C
Type
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
Return Loss
>40 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude Serial Digital Output
Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
12 bit output reconstruction
8 x oversampling
>65 dB
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2 degrees
<1 degree
<1%
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
<50 mV
5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SD SDI Out
Cpst, Y, G Out
SD SDI In
Reclocker
Deserializer
Front Panel Controls
68
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
C, Pr, R Out
Y, Pb, B Out
Gain Adjust
69
BrightEye 11-HD
BrightEye 11-HD
HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter
HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter
BrightEye 11-HD provides HD or SD digital to
analog video conversion with the full range of
analog output formats available for HD and SD.
When an HD input is present HD RGB or YPrPb
are output. When an SD input is present Beta,
SMPTE, RGB or composite with simultaneous
Y/C is output.
Features
12 bit processing and conversion at
8 x oversampling mean the best looking
images possible.
• 12 bit processing
Output format and gain are controlled from
the front panel. A status display indicates input
presence. Video levels can be adjusted through
BrightEye Mac or PC software.
• Use with HD or SD monitors, VTRs and projectors
• HD or SD SDI input
• Analog composite output
• Component, S-Video output
• Passes embedded audio
Serial Digital Input
Serial Digital Output
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
or SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s
SMPTE 259M
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
HD Standards Supported:
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Analog Output
HD input yields HD analog out,
SD input yields SD analog out
Number One component or
one composite and one Y/C
Type
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
Return Loss
>40 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
One
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
SDI to Analog Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
K Factor
ScH Phase Error
Differential Phase
Differential Gain
12 bit output reconstruction
8 x oversampling
>65 dB
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2 degrees
<1 degree
<1%
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 12 oz
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SDI Out
Cpst, Y, G Out
HD or SD SDI In
Reclocker
Deserializer
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
C, Pr, R Out
Y, Pb, B Out
HD SDI In Yields HD Analog Out
SD SDI In Yields SD Analog Out
70
71
BrightEye 15
BrightEye 15
SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock
BrightEye 15 is a digital to analog video
converter with a timeable output. It’s perfect
for feeding analog switchers and routers,
where signal timing is required.
Features
BrightEye 15 has an SD SDI video input and a
reference input. The input signal is converted
to analog composite and synchronized
(genlocked) to the reference signal. The analog
composite output is fully timed with respect to
the reference, including ScH phase.
• Analog video output
Basic controls are provided on the front panel.
With BrightEye Mac or PC software, you can
control video proc functions; gain, chroma,
pedestal, and hue. The vertical interval can be
passed or blanked.
• Feed analog switchers and routers
• SD SDI input
• Timing control for output
SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock
Serial Digital Input
SDI to Analog Performance
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Bit Resolution Signal to Noise Timing Window Output Timing Resolution Frequency Response K Factor ScH Phase Error Differential Phase Differential Gain Reference Input
Number Type
Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
General Specifications
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss
Output Two
Composite PAL or NTSC (follows input)
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC < 100 mV
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude SD SDI In
Reclocker
12 bit output reconstruction
8 x oversampling
>65 dB
Infinite (with respect to reference)
ScH Phase matches reference
Adjustable to within 1 degree of subcarrier
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2 degrees
<1 degree
<1%
Deserializer
TBC/
Frame
Sync
5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
Composite Out 1
Composite Out 2
Ref In
72
73
BrightEye 16
BrightEye 16
SD SDI to Analog Video Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock and Audio Disembedder
Features
BrightEye 16 is a digital to analog video
converter with a timeable output. It’s perfect
for feeding analog switchers and routers,
where signal timing is required. It’s also a
disembedder and provides four analog
audio outputs.
Serial Digital Input
SDI to Analog Performance
• Audio disembedding
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15dB
Max Cable Length 300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
• Analog audio outputs
Reference Input
Bit Resolution Signal to Noise Timing Window Output Timing Resolution Frequency Response K Factor ScH Phase Error Differential Phase Differential Gain • Feed analog switchers and routers
• SD SDI input
• Analog video output
• Timing control for output
With timing controls, proc adjustments,
and a built-in audio mixer, BrightEye 16
provides a complete solution for digital to
analog conversion.
Number Type Impedance Return Loss BrightEye 16 has an SDI video input and a
reference input. The input signal is converted
to analog composite and synchronized
(genlocked) to the reference signal. The
analog composite output is fully timed with
respect to the reference, including ScH phase.
Audio is disembedded with 24 bit precision
and converted to analog.
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output Two
Composite PAL or NTSC (follows input)
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC < 100 mV
12 bit output reconstruction
8 x oversampling
>65 dB
Infinite (with respect to reference)
ScH Phase matches reference
Adjustable to within 1 degree of subcarrier
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2 degrees
<1 degree
<1%
Analog Audio Outputs
Number Type Impedance Max Output Level Resolution Reference Level Frequency Response Crosstalk Dynamic Range Four
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu to +4 dBu
± 0.1dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
General Specifications
Ref In
SD SDI In
Deserializer
One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Basic controls are accessed on the front
panel. BrightEye Mac or PC software provides
access to video proc functions and the
built-in audio mixer. The vertical interval
can be passed or blanked. VU indication is
provided on the front panel and
through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
Reclocker
SD SDI to Analog Video Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock and Audio Disembedder
Disembedder
Ch 1/2
TBC/
Frame
Sync
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
Composite Out 1
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Composite Out 2
Balanced
Audio
Outputs
Ch 3/4
Ch 1
Mixer
Shuffler
Audio
DAC
Ch 2
Ch 3
Ch 4
74
75
BrightEye 20
BrightEye 20
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder
BrightEye 20 is a versatile audio mux/demux.
With SD SDI video I/O, and both analog and
AES I/O, it is field configurable for embedding
or disembedding.
Features
When configured as a multiplexer, BrightEye 20
has one serial digital video input and two AES
digital audio inputs. Alternately, the
4 channel analog audio input can be used.
The audio is embedded into the digital video
stream. The output is a serial digital video
stream that contains the original video plus the
two AES streams or four analog audio channels.
• Analog and digital outputs
When configured as a demultiplexer, audio
signals present in the incoming serial digital
video signal are extracted and delivered
simultaneously as two AES digital audio
streams and as four analog audio channels.
Audio mixing, level adjustments, and
channel shuffling can be applied to both the
multiplexer and demultiplexer modes, and
are accessed through BrightEye Mac or PC
software. Audio group selection is also made
through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
A variety of audio connectors and adapters are
available for integrating BrightEye 20 to any
type of system.
• Audio embedder or disembedder
• Analog and digital inputs
• Use in desktop and broadcast applications
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder
Video Input
Analog Audio Outputs
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number
Type
Delay
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Video Output
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Delay
< 1 µSec to SDI path
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
Analog Audio Inputs
NumberFour
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AC-3, Dolby-E
Supported when inputs are synchronous
76
Four (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
< 250 µSec to audio I/O
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
24 Bit
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Synchronous to video output
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
BrightEye 20 Block Diagrams on following pages
77
BrightEye 20
BrightEye 20
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder
AES Mux (Cascade or Replace) Mode
Demux Mode
SD SDI In
SD SDI In
SD SDI In
SD SDI Out
Embedder
AES 1/2
Input
AES Ouputs
Ch 1/2
Demux
AES
Rcvr
Analog Audio
Outputs
SRC
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES 3/4
Input
AES
Rcvr
4 Channel
Audio
DAC
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES
Formatter
AES Ouputs
Ch 3/4
SRC
4 Channel
Audio
DAC
Analog Audio
Outputs
Analog Mux (Cascade or Replace) Mode
SD SDI In
SD SDI Out
Embedder
AES 1/2 Out
1/2
4 Channel
Audio
ADC
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES
Formatter
3/4
78
AES 3/4 Out
79
BrightEye 21
BrightEye 21
AES/SD SDI Embedder
AES/SD SDI Embedder
BrightEye 21 is an embedder, or multiplexer,
with one standard definition serial digital
video input and two AES digital audio inputs.
The two AES audio streams are embedded
into the digital video stream. The output is a
serial digital video stream that contains the
original video plus the two AES pairs.
Features
Audio mixing, level adjustments, and channel
shuffling are accessed through BrightEye
Mac or PC software. Audio group selection
is also made through BrightEye Mac or PC
software. Use BrightEye 21 in desktop and
broadcast applications.
• Embedded SDI output
• Use with desktop and broadcast applications
• Use with servers, workstations and routers
• Audio embedder
• SD SDI and AES inputs
Video Input
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number
Two (total of four channels)
TypeAES3id
Delay
< 250 µSec to audio I/O
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AC-3, Dolby-E
Supported when inputs are synchronous
Video Output
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Delay
< 1 µSec to SDI path
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SD SDI Out
SD SDI In
Embedder
AES 1/2 In
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES 3/4 In
80
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
81
BrightEye 22
BrightEye 22
SD SDI/AES Disembedder
BrightEye 22 is a disembedder, or
demultiplexer, for use in desktop and
broadcast applications. Audio signals present
in the incoming standard definition serial
digital video signal are extracted and delivered
as two AES digital audio streams.
Audio mixing, level adjustments, and channel
shuffling are accessed through BrightEye Mac
or PC software. Audio group selection is also
made through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
SD SDI/AES Disembedder
Features
• Use with servers and satellite receivers
• Audio disembedder
• Embedded SDI input
• SD SDI and AES outputs
Video Input
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number
Two (total of four channels)
TypeAES3id
Delay
< 250 µSec to audio I/O
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
24 Bit
Sample Rate
48 KHz, Synchronous to Video output
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Video Output
General Specifications
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Delay
< 1 µSec to SDI path
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SD SDI Out
SD SDI In
Disembedder
4 Ch
AES 1/2 Out
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES
Formatter
AES 3/4 Out
82
83
BrightEye 23
BrightEye 23
Analog Audio/SD SDI Embedder
BrightEye 23 is an embedder, or multiplexer
with one standard definition serial digital video
input and a four channel analog audio input.
The four analog audio channels are digitized
and then embedded into the digital video
stream. The output is a serial digital video
stream that contains the original video plus the
four analog audio channels.
Audio mixing, level adjustments, and channel
shuffling are accessed through BrightEye Mac
or PC software. Audio group selection is also
made through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
A variety of audio connectors and adapters are
available for integrating BrightEye 23 to any
type of system.
Analog Audio/SD SDI Embedder
Features
• Use with VTRs, workstations and satellite receivers
• Audio embedder
• SD SDI and analog audio inputs
• Embedded SDI output
Video Input
Analog Audio Inputs
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
NumberFour
TypeBalanced
Delay
< 250 µSec to audio I/O
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Video Output
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Delay
< 1 µSec to SDI path
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Output DC
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SD SDI In
SD SDI Out
Embedder
Analog Audio In
4 Channel
A to D
84
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
85
BrightEye 24
BrightEye 24
SD SDI to Analog Converter and Disembedder
BrightEye 24 is both a disembedder
(demultiplexer) and a digital to analog video
converter. The incoming standard definition
serial digital video signal is converted to
an analog composite output. Audio signals
present in the incoming digital video signal
are extracted and delivered as four channels of
analog audio.
Audio mixing, level adjustments, and channel
shuffling are accessed through BrightEye Mac
or PC software. Audio group selection is also
made through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
A variety of audio connectors and adapters are
available for integrating BrightEye 24 to any
type of system. Use BrightEye 24 in desktop
and broadcast applications.
Features
• Use with servers, VTRs and workstations
• Disembedder and converter
• Embedded SDI input
• Analog audio output
• Composite video output
SD SDI to Analog Converter and Disembedder
Video Input
SDI to Analog Performance
NumberOne
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
K Factor
Differential Phase
Differential Gain
Video Output
Analog Audio Outputs
NumberOne
Type
NTSC or PAL Composite
Standard follows input
Delay
< 1 µSec to SDI path
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>40 dB
Output DC
<50 mV
NumberFour
Type
Balanced, transformerless
Delay
< 250 µSec to audio I/O
Impedance
30 Ω
Maximum Output Level
24 dBu
Resolution
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
10 bit output reconstruction
2 x oversampling
>65 dB
± 0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<1 degree
<1%
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SD SDI Input
Composite Output
D to A
Converter
Composite
Encoder
Balanced
Audio
Outputs
Audio
Disembedder
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
Ch 1
Mixer
Shuffler
Audio
DAC
Ch 2
Ch 3
Ch 4
86
87
BrightEye 25
BrightEye 25
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder
BrightEye 25 converts analog composite
video to SD SDI, with simultaneous conversion
of four channels of audio and embedding.
A TBC/frame sync is a standard feature and
allows this BrightEye to work with any sort
of video input. Great for broadcast and
desktop applications, BrightEye 25 can be
used with sources such as VTRs and incoming
satellite feeds.
The analog input is converted at 12 bits of
resolution and digitally decoded to 10 bit
YCrCb components. The signal is then time
base corrected and frame synchronized to
the reference input. The audio is converted to
digital and then it passes through the
built-in four channel mixer with shuffle and
level control. The video and audio signals join
up in an embedder which can be targeted to
any of the four groups.
Basic controls are accessed on the front panel.
BrightEye Mac or PC software provides access
to video proc functions and the built-in audio
mixer. The vertical interval can be passed or
blanked. VU indication is provided on the
front panel and through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
Features
• Convert analog sources to embedded SDI
• Analog audio and video inputs
• Embedded SDI output
• TBC and frame sync
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder
Analog Video Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Input Input Hum • 12 and 24 bit processing
Reference Input
• For fiber optic output, choose BrightEye 26
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Analog Video to SDI Performance
One
NTSC, PAL Composite
75 Ω
>40 dB, DC to 5.5 MHz
DC +/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Bit Resolution Decoding Signal to Noise Frequency Response Analog Audio Inputs
One
1 V P-P Composite Video,
PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Impedance Return Loss Output
Cpst In
12 bit input quantization,
4 x oversampling
Adaptive Comb Filter, 3 or 5 line selectable
>62 dB, weighted
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
Two
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
75 Ω
>15 dB
DC None (AC coupled)
NumberFour
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
SD SDI Out
12 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
TBC/
Frame Sync
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Reference In
Analog Audio In
88
4 Channel
A to D
4 Channel
Mixer/Shuffler
89
BrightEye 26
BrightEye 26
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder
Features
BrightEye 26 converts analog composite video
to SD SDI, with simultaneous conversion of four
channels of audio and embedding. It is similar
to the BrightEye 25, with the addition of an
optical output. A TBC/frame sync is a standard
feature and allows this BrightEye to work with
any sort of video input. Great for broadcast
and desktop applications, BrightEye 26 can be
used with sources such as VTRs and incoming
satellite feeds.
Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder
Analog Video Input
• Optical transmitter
• Convert analog sources to embedded SDI
• Analog audio and video inputs
• Embedded SDI output
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Input DC Input Hum • TBC and frame sync
Reference Input
• 12 and 24 bit processing
Number Type Impedance Return Loss The analog input is converted at 12 bits of
resolution and digitally decoded to 10 bit
YCrCb components. The signal is then time
base corrected and frame synchronized to
the reference input. The audio is converted to
digital and then it passes through the
built-in four channel mixer with shuffle and
level control. The video and audio signals join
up in an embedder which can be targeted to
any of the four groups.
Number Type Delay
Impedance Return Loss Output Number Type Wavelength SD SDI Out
TBC/
Frame Sync
One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
Adjustable from < 90 µSec to 1 frame
75 Ω
>15 dB
DC None (AC coupled)
Optical Output
Power Max Cable Length
Cpst In
One
NTSC, PAL Composite
75 Ω
>40 dB, DC to 5.5 MHz
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Basic controls are accessed on the front panel.
BrightEye Mac or PC software provides access
to video proc functions and the built-in audio
mixer. The vertical interval can be passed or
blanked. VU indication is provided on the front
panel and through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
12 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
Analog Video to SDI Performance`
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Optical Out
Fiber Type Connector One
SD
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
1310 nm (non-CWDM )
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
–7 dBm
20 km (For greater distances, or higher power and larger loss budgets, please contact the factory)
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
SC
Bit Resolution Decoding Signal to Noise Frequency Response 12 bit input quantization,
4 x oversampling
Adaptive Comb Filter, 3 or 5 line selectable
>62 dB, weighted
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
Analog Audio Inputs
Number Type Impedance Max Input Level CMRR Quantization Sample Rate Reference Level Frequency Response Crosstalk Dynamic Range Four
Balanced
>15K Ω
24 dBu
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
48 KHz
-10 dBu to +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Reference In
Analog Audio In
90
4 Channel
A to D
4 Channel
Mixer/Shuffler
91
BrightEye 30
BrightEye 30
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional
BrightEye 30 is a flexible audio converter
that can be a two channel, Bidirectional ADC
and DAC, or it can be configured as a four
channel converter. Perfect in desktop, post
and broadcast applications, 24 bit processing
ensures beautiful audio.
As a Bidirectional converter, two channels
of analog audio are converted to AES digital
audio and at the same time an AES stream is
converted to two channels of analog.
Alternately, the unit can be configured as a
four channel AES to analog converter or a four
channel analog to AES converter.
BrightEye 30 also serves as a sample rate
converter. For example, a digital 44.1 KHz signal
from a CD player can be fed to the input and
a digital AES3id, 48 KHz signal synchronous to
the reference input will be output.
Audio mixing, level adjustments, and channel
shuffling are accessed through BrightEye Mac
or PC software. A variety of audio connectors
and adapters are available for integrating
BrightEye 30 to any type of system.
A reference input is provided which allows
digital outputs to be synchronized to either a
PAL or NTSC video signal or AES reference.
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional
Features
• 2 or 4 channel audio converter
• Analog and digital inputs
• Analog and digital outputs
• Bidirectional ADC/DAC
• Sample rate converter
Analog Audio Inputs
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Four (selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 96 KHz
(Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AC-3, Dolby-E
Supported when inputs are synchronous
Four (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
24 Bit
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Synchronous to video output
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 2 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
BrightEye 30 Block Diagrams on following pages
92
93
BrightEye 30
BrightEye 30
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional
ADC Mode
DAC Mode
AES, Word Clock,
or Video Ref In
Internal Precision
Clock Source
Audio Clock
Generation
AES 1/2
Input
Analog Input
4 Channels
AES
Rcvr
AES 1/2
Output
4 Channel
A to D
AES
Formatter
AES
Formatter
AES 3/4
Output
Bidirectional Mode
Sample Rate
Converter
4 Channel
Mix
Shuffle
Gain
AES 3/4
Input
AES
Rcvr
Analog Audio Outputs
4 Channel
D to A
Sample Rate
Converter
SRC Mode
AES, Word Clock,
or Video Ref In
AES or Video Ref In
Audio Clock
Generation
Audio Clock
Generation
AES 1/2
Input
AES
Rcvr
Analog Audio Input
Ch 3/4
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Channel
A to D
2 Channel
Mix
Shuffle
Gain
2 Channel
Mix
Shuffle
Gain
2 Channel
D to A
Analog Audio Output
Ch 1/2
AES 3/4
Output
AES In
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
AES 3/4
Output
2 Channel
Mix
Shuffle
Gain
AES
Formatter
2 Channel
D to A
Analog Audio Outputs
Ch 3/4
AES
Formatter
BiDirectional mode provides two independent paths,
one is analog to digital conversion, the other is
digital to analog.
94
95
BrightEye 30-D
BrightEye 30-D
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional Converter with Delay
BrightEye 30-D is a flexible audio converter
that can be a two channel, Bidirectional ADC
and DAC, or it can be configured as a four
channel converter. Perfect in desktop, post
and broadcast applications, 24 bit processing
ensures beautiful audio.
As a Bidirectional converter, two channels
of analog audio are converted to AES digital
audio and at the same time an AES stream is
converted to two channels of analog.
Alternately, the unit can be configured as a
four channel AES to analog converter or a four
channel analog to AES converter.
BrightEye 30-D also serves as a sample rate
converter. For example, a digital 44.1 KHz signal
from a CD player can be fed to the input and
a digital AES3id, 48 KHz signal synchronous to
the reference input will be output.
Audio mixing, level adjustments, channel
shuffling and delay are accessed through
BrightEye PC and BrightEye Mac. Audio delay
adjustments simplify signal integration.
A variety of audio connectors and adapters are
available for integrating BrightEye 30-D to any
type of system.
A reference input is provided which allows
digital outputs to be synchronized to either a
PAL or NTSC video signal or AES reference.
Features
• 2 or 4 channel audio converter
• Analog and digital inputs
• Analog and digital outputs
• Bidirectional ADC/DAC
• Sample rate converter
• Adjustable audio delay
Audio ADC and DAC, Bidirectional Converter with Delay
Analog Audio Inputs
Number Type Impedance Maximum Input Level CMRR Quantization Sample Rate Reference Level Frequency Response Crosstalk Dynamic Range Analog Audio Outputs
Four (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced
>15K Ω
24 dBu
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
48 KHz
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number Type Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
20 and 24 Bit
30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Number Type Delay Impedance Maximum Output Level Resolution Reference Level Frequency Response Crosstalk Dynamic Range Four (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
Adjustable from 5 to 1000 msec
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number Type Delay Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Reference Level Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Adjustable from 5 to 1000 msec
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to Video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
BrightEye 30-D Block Diagrams on previous pages
96
97
BrightEye 33
BrightEye 33
Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier
BrightEye 33 is a high performance audio
distribution amplifier for the broadcast and
recording industry. Exceptional performance
features include excellent response, noise
and distortion specifications. BrightEye 33
functions with either 8 mono outputs or 4
stereo outputs. Additionally, BrightEye 33 can
be used to distribute LTC.
Gain adjustments are accessed from the front
panel. This is a simple device with no USB port
and no interface to BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
98
Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier
Features
• Analog audio DA for broadcast and post
• Use with LTC signals
• 8 mono outputs or 4 stereo outputs
• Gain adjustments from the front panel
Analog Audio Inputs
Performance
NumberTwo
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Gain Range
Frequency Response
Isolation
S/N Ratio
Analog Audio Outputs
Size
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Four stereo or eight mono
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
±6 dB
<±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
>100 dB
>100 dB, unweighted
General Specifications
Power
Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
99
BrightEye 40
BrightEye 40
SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier
BrightEye 40 is a reclocking serial digital video
distribution amplifier with four outputs. The
SD SDI input will automatically equalize up to
300 meters (1000 feet) of digital cable.
Following equalization, the 270 Mb/s SD
SDI input signal is reclocked before being
delivered to four simultaneous SD SDI outputs.
When using an analog to digital video
converter and multiple outputs are needed,
BrightEye 40 can be used to distribute and
provide those additional output signals.
BrightEye 40 works well with video converters
BrightEye 3 and BrightEye 25. BrightEye 40
is also useful in conjunction with the
BrightEye 54 sync pulse generator and test
signal generator for distributing digital
test signals.
Features
• Use with converters and SPGs in order to have
more outputs
• DA for SD SDI
• Passes embedded audio
SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier
Serial Input
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length General Specifications
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15dB
300 meters
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude Serial Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC Four
Serial Digital SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
This is a simple device with no USB port and
no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Front panel indicators show the presence of an
input signal and power.
SD SDI In
Reclocker
100
SD SDI Out
101
BrightEye 41
BrightEye 41
Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier
BrightEye 41 is a distribution amplifier that
accepts analog video, AES digital audio, or
Tri-Level Sync signal. It can also be used with
SMPTE 310M, Dolby E and AC-3 signals. It
provides unity gain fanout over a frequency
range of DC to 10 MHz. It can handle
composite and component analog video,
coaxial AES digital audio, or a high definition
Tri-Level Sync signal.
When using a digital to analog video
converter and multiple outputs are needed,
BrightEye 41 can be used to distribute and
provide those additional output signals.
BrightEye 41 works well with video converters
BrightEye 10 and BrightEye 16. BrightEye 41
is also useful in conjunction with the
BrightEye 54 sync pulse generator and test
signal generator for distributing Tri-Level Sync,
AES and composite signals.
This is a simple device, with no USB port and
no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Front panel indicators show the presence of
an input signal and power.
Features
• Use with converters and SPGs in order to have
more outputs
• DA for analog video signals
• DA for high definition Tri-Level Sync
• DA for AES digital audio, AC-3 and Dolby E
• DA for SMPTE 310M
Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier
Input Signal
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss General Specifications
One, terminating
NTSC/525, PAL/625
Composite video, AES digital
audio or Tri-level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB to 5 MHz
Output Signal
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss DC offset Delay Frequency Response Signal to Noise K Factor Differential Phase Differential Gain Gain Stability Four
Follows Input
75 Ω
>40 dB to 5 MHz
Follows input +/- 50 mV
10 ns (14° NTSC, 17° PAL)
±0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
±0.3 dB, 0 to 10 MHz
68 dB
2T Pulse <0.25%
10-90% apl <0.1 deg
10-90% apl <0.15%
<0.2 dB variation over operating temp
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 1 watt
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Cpst/AES/Tri-Level
AC-3/Dolby/310M In
Outputs
(outputs follow input format)
102
103
BrightEye 42
BrightEye 42
HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier
BrightEye 42 is a reclocking distribution
amplifier that can be used with high definition,
standard definition or ASI signals. When used
with SD or ASI input signals, the serial input
automatically equalizes up to 300 meters of
digital cable. When used with an HD input
signal, the serial input automatically equalizes
up to 100 meters of digital cable. The equalized
signal is reclocked and delivered to four
simultaneous outputs. The reclocker is ASI
compliant and all four outputs have the correct
ASI polarity.
This is a simple device with no USB port and
no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Front panel indicators show the presence of an
input signal and power.
HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier
Features
• Use with video converters and TSGs in order to have
more outputs
• DA for digital HD or SD SDI signals
• DA for ASI signals
• Passes embedded audio
Serial Digital Input
General Specifications
Number One
Signal Type
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
or 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range Relative Humidity
Altitude Serial Digital Output
Number Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
Four
HD/SD/ASI Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M or SMPTE 274M, 292M
or 296M), follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
104
5.625" W x 0.8” H x 5.5" D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 2 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
HD/SD/ASI Out
(outputs follow input format)
105
BrightEye 43
BrightEye 43
3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier
BrightEye 43 is a reclocking distribution
amplifier that can be used with standard
definition video signals, 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s
high definition signals, or ASI signals. The
signal is equalized, reclocked and delivered to
the outputs.
This is a simple device with no USB port and
no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Front panel indicators show the presence of
an input signal and power.
3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier
Features
• Use with video converters and TSGs in order to have
more outputs
• DA for digital HD or SD signals
• DA for 3G HD, Level A and Level B supported
• DA for ASI signals
• Passes embedded audio
Serial Digital Input
Serial Digital Output
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M)
Level A, Level B
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
3G/HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
106
Six (Three for ASI)
3G/HD/SD/ASI Serial Digital
follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Outputs
3G/HD/SD on all 6 Outputs
ASI on 3 Outputs
(outputs follow input format)
107
BrightEye 46
BrightEye 46
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter
BrightEye 46 is an electrical to optical converter
and distribution amplifier that can be used
with standard definition video signals,
3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals, or
ASI signals. The video input is reclocked and
presented on four BNCs and is also converted
to an optical signal and presented on an
optical LC connector. This optical output can
drive single mode fiber to a distance of
20 kilometers. With an optical launch power
attenuator, multi-mode fiber can also be used
with BrightEyes.
This is a simple device with no USB port and
no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Front panel indicators show the presence of an
input signal and power.
Features
• Optical transmitter
• Electrical to optical converter
• Use with HD or SD signals
• Use with ASI signals
• 3G HD, Level A and Level B supported
• Serves as a distribution amplifier
• Passes embedded audio
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter
Serial Digital Input
Optical Output
NumberOne
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M)
Level A, Level B
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number One
Type
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
1.485 Gb/s HD
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
Wavelength
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
Wavelengths 170 nm – 1610 nm
at 20 nm CWDM spacing available.
Call factory for price and specify part
number BE46-SP.
Weight
1lb 2.3oz
Power
-7 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorLC/UPC
Serial Digital Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC Four
3G/HD/SD/ASI Serial Digital , follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Optical Out
Laser
Diode
3G/HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
108
3G/HD/SD/ASI Out
(outputs follow input format)
109
BrightEye 48
BrightEye 48
3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter
BrightEye 48 is an optical to electrical converter
that can be used with standard definition video
signals, 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition
signals, or ASI signals. The optical input is
converted to electrical form and the resulting
serial digital signal is reclocked and delivered
to BNC outputs. Providing six electrical outputs,
the BrightEye 48 also serves as a distribution
amplifier. An input status indicator shows
whether a proper optical signal is detected at
the converter input.
This is a simple device with no USB port and
no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Front panel indicators show the presence of an
input signal and power.
Features
• Optical receiver
• Optical to electrical converter
• Use with HD or SD signals
• 3G HD, Level A and Level B supported
• Use with ASI signals
• Serves as a distribution amplifier
• Passes embedded audio
3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter
Optical Input
Serial Digital Output
NumberOne
Type
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
1.485 Gb/s Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 272M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M) Level A, Level B
Wavelength
830 to 1610 nm
Receiver Sensitivity
SD and ASI: -18 dBm
HD: -18 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets, please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorLC/UPC
Number
Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length
General Specifications
Size Weight
Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude Optical In
Photodiode
Converter
110
Equalizer
Six (Three for ASI)
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
Reclocker
5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
Power 12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Outputs
3G/HD/SD on all 6 Outputs
ASI on 3 Outputs
(outputs follow input format)
111
BrightEye 54
BrightEye 54
Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator
Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator
BrightEye 54 is a master sync generator and
test signal generator that is perfect as a master
reference generator for remote trucks, desktop
and fly packs. It is a stable timing source,
operating from an internal precision standard
that meets full broadcast specifications.
The Tri-level Sync output provides reference to high
definition equipment, such as VTRs, disc recorders and
workstations. There are a wide variety of user selectable
formats including: 720p, 1080i, 1080sF, and 1080p. Format
selections and other controls are accessed through
BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Color black, bars, crosshatch, multiburst, and
SDI checkfield (pathological) are just some of
the signals simultaneously available on the SDI
and analog composite outputs.
AES3id digital audio, analog audio and embedded audio
reference outputs are provided.
An ID slate with user programmable text can
overlay the test pattern. The cyclops feature
adds a motion element to the video test signal,
handy for live applications.
Features
• Reference generator for all video and audio gear
• Sync pulse generator
• Test signal generator
• Composite, SD SDI, HD Tri-Level outputs
• Audio outputs
HD Tri-Level
Sync Output
HD Tri-Level
Sync Gen
Composite Output
Composite
Encoder
Precision
Frequency
Reference
Sync
Generator
Test Signal
Generator
SD SDI Output
Slate Text &
Cyclops
Motion Marker
Generator
112
AES Audio Output
NumberOne
Signal Type
NTSC/PAL
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Frequency Response
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
Output DC
±50 mV
K Factor
<1.0%
Differential Phase
<1.0 degree
SCH Phase
±5 degrees
NumberOne
Type
AES3id, 1 KHz tone
Resolution
24 bit
Accuracy and Timing Stability
Internal TCXO
PAL Fsc
NTSC Fsc
601 Fs
Long Term Drift
Analog Jitter
Digital Jitter
4.43361875 MHz +/- 1 Hz
3.579545 MHz +/- 1 Hz
27.000000 MHz +/- 5 Hz
<1 ppm/year
<1 ns
<0.2 UI (0.13 UI typical)
Serial Digital Output
NumberOne
Signal Type
Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
Return Loss
>15 dB, DC to 270 MHz
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type Impedance
Reference Level
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
Tri-Level Sync Output
Number
Type
Output DC
Return Loss
One, 75 Ω
1080i (SMPTE 274M -5, 6) 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -2, 3) 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9, 11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14, 16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
±50 mV
>30 dB to 30 MHz
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Audio Embedder
Tone
Generator
6 Hz Pulse
Composite Output
AES
Formatter
AES Output
2 Channel
D to A
113
BrightEye 55
BrightEye 55
Genlockable Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator
BrightEye 55 is a genlockable sync generator
and test signal generator that can be used as
either a slave or master reference generator.
It can lock to house reference or it can lock to its
own internal precision standard. BrightEye 55 is
well suited for remote trucks, desktop and
fly packs.
Color black, bars, crosshatch, multiburst, and SDI
checkfield (pathological) are just some of the
signals simultaneously available on the SDI and
analog composite outputs.
An ID slate with user programmable text can
overlay the test pattern. The cyclops feature
adds a motion element to the video test signal,
handy for live applications.
Genlockable Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator
The Tri-Level Sync output provides reference to high
definition equipment, such as VTRs, disc recorders and
workstations. There are a wide variety of user selectable
formats including: 720p, 1080i, 1080sF, and 1080p.
Format selections and other controls are
accessed through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
AES3id digital audio, analog audio and embedded audio
reference outputs are provided.
Features
• Master or slave reference generator for all video
and audio gear
• Sync pulse generator
• Test signal generator
• Audio outputs
HD Tri-Level
Sync Output
HD Tri-Level
Sync Gen
Composite Output
Composite
Encoder
Precision
Frequency
Reference
Sync
Generator
External
Reference
Input
Switches to External Reference
when valid reference
is detected on Ref BNC
Test Signal
Generator
SD SDI Output
Slate Text &
Cyclops
Motion Marker
Generator
Number Signal Type Return Loss Tri-Level Sync Output
One
1 V P-P Composite Video PAL or NTSC
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Composite Output
NumberOne
Signal Type
NTSC/PAL
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Frequency Response
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
Output DC
±50 mV
K Factor
<1.0%
Differential Phase
<1.0 degree
SCH Phase
±5 degrees
Accuracy and Timing Stability
• Composite, SD SDI, HD Tri-Level outputs
Uses internal Precision Reference
when no valid reference
is detected on Ref BNC
Reference Input
Internal TCXO
PAL Fsc
NTSC Fsc
601 Fs
Long Term Drift
Analog Jitter
Digital Jitter
4.43361875 MHz +/- 1 Hz
3.579545 MHz +/- 1 Hz
27.000000 MHz +/- 5 Hz
<1 ppm/year
<1 ns
<0.2 UI (0.13 UI typical)
Serial Digital Output
NumberOne
Signal Type Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
Return Loss >15 dB, DC to 270 MHz
Number
Type
Output DC
Return Loss
One, 75 Ω
1080i (SMPTE 274M -5, 6) 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -2, 3) 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9, 11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14, 16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
±50 mV
>30 dB to 30 MHz
AES Audio Output
NumberOne
Type
AES3id, 1 KHz tone
Resolution
24 bit
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type Impedance
Reference Level
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
General Specifications
Size
Weight Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Audio Embedder
Tone
Generator
AES
Formatter
AES Output
2 Channel
D to A
6 Hz Pulse
114
115
BrightEye 56
BrightEye 56
HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
BrightEye 56 is a genlockable sync generator
and test signal generator that can be used as
either a slave or master reference generator. It
can lock to house reference or it can lock to its
own internal precision standard. BrightEye 56 is
well suited for remote trucks, post, helicopters
and fly packs.
HD or SD SDI test signals or black with
embedded audio is output on the SDI BNCs.
Composite, Tri-level Sync and AES digital audio
outputs are also provided. There are three user
programmable outputs that are selectable
between AES, LTC, Word Clock or 6 Hz Pulse.
Analog audio and AES outputs provide tone
or silence.
Color black, bars, crosshatch, multiburst, and
SDI checkfield (pathogenic) are just some
of the signals simultaneously available on
the SDI and analog composite outputs. The
cyclops feature adds a motion element to the
selected video test signal. An ID slate with user
programmable text can overlay the
test pattern.
The internal timecode generator feeds DVITC
on the SDI outputs and VITC on the composite
outputs, timecode can also be selected in LTC
form on the programmable Aux outputs.
Many controls can be adjusted through the
intuitive front panel. BrightEye Mac and
BrightEye PC software provide a complete user
interface for all adjustments and controls.
116
Features
• Master or slave reference generator for all video and audio gear
• Sync pulse generator
• 30+ HD and SD test signals
• Composite, SD SDI, Tri-Level outputs
• Timecode generator
• Analog, AES and embedded audio outputs
117
BrightEye 56
BrightEye 56
HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
Reference Input
Number Signal Type Return Loss HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
Serial Digital Output
One
1 V P-P Composite Video PAL or NTSC,
Tri-Level Sync, or 10 MHz
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Composite Output
NumberTwo
Signal Type
NTSC/PAL
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Frequency Response
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
Output DC
±50 mV
K Factor
<1.0%
Differential Phase
<1.0 degree
SCH Phase
±5 degrees
Number Signal Type Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
>15 dB for 270 Mb/s
>15 dB for 1.485 Gb/s
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
TCXO
4.43361875 MHz +/- 1 Hz
3.579545 MHz +/- 1 Hz
27.000000 MHz +/- 5 Hz
<1 ppm/year
<1 ns
<0.2 UI (0.13 UI typical)
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4, 5, 6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1, 2, 3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9, 10, 11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14, 15, 16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
625i 50, 525i 59.94, Composite PAL, NTSC
Number Type Impedance AES Audio Output
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude Number
Type
Resolution
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone or silence
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
Black
Gen
Sync
Separator
External
Reference
Input
Internal
Precision
Standard
Sync
Reference
Selection
Video/Audio
Clock
Generation
Timing
Adjustments
Composite
Output Timing
Simple
Colorbars
SDI Output Timing
Standard Internal
Test Patterns
Black
Gen
Test Signal
Generator
Slate
Gen
Audio
Clock
Generator
Composite
Encoder
Composite 1
VITC
Insert
Composite
Encoder
Composite 2
DVITC
Insert
Audio
Embed
DVITC
Insert
HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Out 1
HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Out 2
LTC
Aux 1
6 Hz Pulse
Wordclock
Audio
Generators
Tones and
Silence
Aux
Output
Select
Aux 2
AES
Encoders
Aux 3
AES Encode
AES 1/2
Stereo
DAC
118
TLS Out
VITC
Insert
Audio
Embed
Timecode
Generator
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 7 oz
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
TLS Out
Tri-Level
Sync
Generator
HD TLS Timing
Genlock Input will accept:
525 or 625 Composite
HD TLS
10 MHz 1VP-P Sine or Square
Three
Selectable between AES, LTC, Wordclock
or 6 Hz Pulse
75 Ω
General Specifications
One
AES3id, 1 KHz tone or silence
24 bit
Number
Type
Impedance
Reference Level Two, 75 Ω
DC ±50 mV
>30 dB to 30 MHz
Accuracy and Timing Stability
Internal PAL Fsc
NTSC Fsc
601 Fs
Long Term Drift
Analog Jitter
Digital Jitter
Programmable Outputs
Analog Audio Output
Tri-Level Sync Output
Number Output Return Loss Standards Supported:
Analog Audio
Outputs
119
BrightEye 57
BrightEye 57
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
BrightEye 57 is a genlockable sync generator and test
signal generator that can be used as either a slave
or master reference generator. It can lock to house
reference or it can lock to its own internal precision
standard. BrightEye 57 is well suited for remote trucks,
post, helicopters and fly packs.
1.5 Gb/s HD, 3 Gb/s HD or SD SDI test signals or black
with embedded audio is output on the SDI BNCs.
Composite, Tri-level Sync and AES digital audio outputs
are also provided. There are three user programmable
outputs that are selectable between AES, LTC,
Word Clock or 6 Hz Pulse. Analog audio and AES outputs
provide tone or silence.
Color black, bars, crosshatch, multiburst, and SDI
checkfield (pathogenic) are just some of the signals
simultaneously available on the SDI and analog
composite outputs. The cyclops feature adds a motion
element to the selected video test signal. An ID slate with
user programmable text can overlay the test pattern.
The internal timecode generator feeds DVITC on the
SD SDI outputs and VITC on the composite outputs,
timecode can also be selected in LTC form on the
programmable Aux outputs.
Features
• Master or slave reference generator for all video and audio gear
In addition to the standard suite of test patterns, users
can create custom test patterns on a computer. Simply
transfer test patterns to the included Secure Digital
flash memory card and then insert the memory card
into the front of the BrightEye 57. Test patterns can
include motion.
• Composite, HD SDI, SD SDI, Tri-Level outputs
Many controls can be adjusted through the intuitive
front panel. BrightEye Mac and PC software provide a
complete user interface for all adjustments and controls.
• Sync pulse generator
• 3 Gb/s HD, Level A supported
• 30+ HD and SD test signals
• Create your own test patterns, transfer via secure digital flash memory
• Timecode generator
• Analog, AES and embedded audio outputs
For facilities and manufacturers using 3 Gb/s video,
BrightEye units can be combined to form a complete
3G signal chain. The BrightEye 57 test signal generator’s
3G output can be distributed through the BrightEye 43
3G distribution amplifier or the BrightEye 46 and
BrightEye 48 E/O 3G fiber optical transmitter/receiver set.
120
121
BrightEye 57
BrightEye 57
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
Reference Input
Number Signal Type One
1 V P-P Composite Video PAL or NTSC,
Tri-Level Sync, or 10 MHz
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Return Loss Composite Output
NumberTwo
Signal Type
NTSC/PAL
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Frequency Response
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
Output DC
±50 mV
K Factor
<1.0%
Differential Phase
<1.0 degree
SCH Phase
±5 degrees
Accuracy and Timing Stability
Internal TCXO
PAL Fsc
NTSC Fsc
601 Fs
Long Term Drift
Analog Jitter
Digital Jitter
4.43361875 MHz +/- 1 Hz
3.579545 MHz +/- 1 Hz
27.000000 MHz +/- 5 Hz
<1 ppm/year
<1 ns
<0.2 UI (0.13 UI typical)
Serial Digital Output
Number
Signal Type
Return Loss
Max Cable Length
Two
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M), Level A
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
Standards Supported:
Programmable Outputs
General Specifications
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4, 5, 6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1, 2, 3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9, 10, 11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14, 15, 16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A
625i 50, 525i 59.94, Composite PAL, NTSC
Number
Type
Impedance
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude One
AES3id, 1 KHz tone or silence
24 bit
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type
Impedance
Reference Level Three
Selectable between AES, LTC, Wordclock,
or 6 Hz Pulse
75 Ω
Flash Memory
AES Audio Output
Number
Type
Resolution
Number Type
Size One
Secure Digital SD Flash Memory Card
2 GB card included
File Type
Video.tga
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone or silence
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
Black
Gen
Genlock Input will accept:
525 or 625 Composite
HD TLS
10 MHz 1VP-P Sine or Square
Sync
Separator
Internal
Precision
Standard
Sync
Reference
Selection
Video/Audio
Clock
Generation
Timing
Adjustments
Composite
Output Timing
Simple
Colorbars
SDI Output Timing
Standard Internal
Test Patterns
Black
Gen
Test Signal
Generator
122
Two, 75 Ω
±50 mV
>30 dB to 30 MHz
Slate
Gen
Audio
Clock
Generator
User Test Patterns Loaded through
built-in Secure Digital Card Interface
TLS Out
VITC
Insert
Composite
Encoder
Composite 1
VITC
Insert
Composite
Encoder
Composite 2
3G/HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Out 1
3G/HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Out 2
Audio
Embed
DVITC
Insert
Audio
Embed
DVITC
Insert
LTC
Timecode
Generator
Tri-Level Sync Output
Number
Output DC
Return Loss
TLS Out
Tri-Level
Sync
Generator
HD TLS Timing
External
Reference
Input
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 7 oz
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Aux 1
6 Hz Pulse
Wordclock
Audio
Generators
Tones and
Silence
Aux
Output
Select
Aux 2
AES
Encoders
Aux 3
AES Encode
AES 1/2
Stereo
DAC
Analog Audio
Outputs
123
BrightEye 70
BrightEye 70
HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder
The BrightEye 70 is a dual rate eight channel
audio embedder or disembedder for 1.5 Gb/s
high definition video signals or for 270 Mb/s
standard definition signals. Four AES ports
automatically configure as inputs or outputs
depending if the module is configured as mux
or demux.
When configured as a multiplexer, the
BrightEye 70 has one serial digital video input
and four AES audio inputs. These four AES
streams are embedded into the video stream.
AES inputs are sample rate converted, allowing
the use of asynchronous audio. The output of
the module is a digital stream that contains the
original video signal and four AES pairs.
When configured as a demultiplexer, audio
signals present in the incoming video signal
are extracted and delivered as standard AES
digital audio streams.
The BrightEye 70 includes an eight channel
audio mixer with channel swap and shuffle
capability that allows you to completely
re-arrange and re-mix audio channels. It
provides precise control over audio level, with
up to 12 dB of gain to compensate for low level
sources. All audio processing is performed
at full 24 bit resolution by a digital signal
processor (DSP). Delay is adjustable up to
one second. The Data mode operation allows
embedding or disembedding of Dolby E or
AC-3 signals.
124
HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder
Features
• Use with servers, workstations and
satellite receivers
• HD/SD audio embedder or disembedder
• 8 channel audio mixing
• Adjustable delay
• Data mode for Dolby E and AC-3
• Passes embedded audio
Serial Digital Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Embedded Inputs
One
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
HD Standards Supported:
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Impedance Return Loss Output DC One
Follows input
< 1 µSec Audio is adjustable to 1 second
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number Type Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Crosstalk Dynamic Range Reference Level Four (total of eight channels)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
20 and 24 Bit
30 KHz to 100 KHz (sample rate converted
internally to 48 KHz)
<144 dB
>144 dB
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AC-3, Dolby-E
Supported when inputs are synchronous
Number Channels Bit Depth Four AES Streams (from video input)
Eight channels from any two of four groups
Eight
20 and 24 Bit
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number Type Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Reference Level Four (total of 8 channels)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz, synchronous to video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Embedded Output (In SDI Outputs)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Cascade or replace any two of four groups
Eight
24 Bit
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Power Consumption Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
12 volts, 8 watts
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
BrightEye 70 Block Diagrams on following pages
125
BrightEye 70
BrightEye 70
HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder
HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder
Mux Mode
Demux Mode
HD/SD SDI In
HD/SD SDI Out
Composite
Encoder
AES 1/2
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES 3/4
AES 5/6
AES
Rcvr
AES 7/8
AES
Rcvr
126
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
HD/SD SDI In
HD/SD SDI Out
Embedder
2 Ch
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
Disembedder
AES 1/2
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
AES 3/4
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
AES 5/6
AES 7/8
127
BrightEye 71 & 71-F
BrightEye 71 & 71-F
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder
The BrightEye 71 is a dual rate eight channel
analog audio embedder or disembedder for
1.5 Gb/s high definition video signals or for
270 Mb/s standard definition signals. The
analog audio ports automatically configure as
inputs or outputs depending if the module is
configured as mux or demux.
When configured as a multiplexer, the
BrightEye 71 has one serial digital video
input and eight analog audio inputs. The
audio streams are embedded into the video
stream. The output of the module is a digital
stream that contains the original video and
audio signals.
When configured as a demultiplexer, audio
signals present in the incoming video signal
are extracted and delivered as analog audio.
The BrightEye 71 includes an eight channel
audio mixer with channel swap and shuffle
capability that allows you to re-arrange and
re-mix audio channels. It provides precise
control over audio level, with up to 12 dB of
gain to compensate for low level sources. All
audio processing is performed at full 24 bit
resolution by a digital signal processor (DSP).
Delay is adjustable up to one second.
Order the
BrightEye 71-F
if you need an
optical output.
Features
• Use with servers, workstations and satellite
receivers
• HD/SD audio embedder or disembedder
• 8 channel audio mixing
• Adjustable delay
• Optical output available on BrightEye 71-F
• Passes embedded audio
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder
Serial Digital Input
Embedded Output (In SDI Outputs)
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth HD Standards Supported:
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
128
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
Cascade or replace any two of four groups
Eight
24 Bit
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Impedance Return Loss Output DC Two (BE 71)
One (BE 71-F)
Follows input
< 1 µSec Audio is adjustable to 1 second
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Optical Output (only on the BrightEye 71-F)
Number One
ConnectorSC/UPC
Type
SD (SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Wavelength
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
Power
-7 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 5 oz
12 volts, 8 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
129
BrightEye 71 & 71-F
BrightEye 71 & 71-F
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder
HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder
Mux Mode
Demux Mode
HD/SD SDI Out
(follows input)
HD/SD SDI In
HD/SD SDI Out
(follows input)
HD/SD SDI In
Embedder
BE 71
BE 71
Balanced
Analog
Audio Inputs
HD/SD SDI Out
(follows input)
2 Ch
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
130
24 bit
Audio
A to D
2 Ch
24 bit
Audio
A to D
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
BE 71-F
Ch 1/2
HD/SD SDI Out
(follows input)
BE 71/71-F
Optical Out
Disembedder
2 Ch
24 bit
Audio
A to D
BE 71/71-F
Optical Out
24 bit
Audio
A to D
24 bit
Audio
D to A
2 Ch
Balanced
Analog
Audio Outputs
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
2 Ch
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
24 bit
Audio
D to A
Ch 3/4
BE 71-F
2 Ch
2 Ch
24 bit
Audio
D to A
Ch 5/6
2 Ch
2 Ch
24 bit
Audio
D to A
Ch 7/8
2 Ch
BrightEye 71 has two electrical SDI outputs
BrightEye 71 has two electrical SDI outputs
BrightEye 71-F has one electrical SDI output and one optical output
BrightEye 71-F has one electrical SDI output and one optical output
131
BrightEye 72 & 72-F
BrightEye 72 & 72-F
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor
Pay a tenth of the cost for your monitors.
Combine BrightEye 72 with any HDMI monitor
for high-end display applications in broadcast
and post. Color correction and temperature
adjustments are made easy with the front panel
and computer controls. Open captions, timecode
and audio presence can be displayed on your
monitor giving you confidence your signal
is correct.
Features
BrightEye 72 accepts an SD, 1.5 Gb/s HD or 3 Gb/s
HD SDI digital signal and outputs HDMI.
• H & V shift for easy trouble shooting
Front panel controls include: complete proc amp,
built-in test signals for use in aligning the
monitor, graticule, H/V pulse delay, on screen
audio VU meters, timecode burn in, AFD indicator
and open caption decoding.
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
BrightEye 72 can display open captions on any
HDMI video monitor. 608 or 708 caption data is
decoded and displayed on-screen.
• Optical input available on BrightEye 72-F
Audio presence is reported and on-screen
VU meters show all 16 audio channels. If audio or
Dolby E are embedded on the SDI input, audio is
passed through on the HDMI output.
Horizontal and vertical split modes provide
an easy way to see data in the vertical and
horizontal intervals, including audio and closed
caption data blocks.
A special Mirror Flip Output mode can be
enabled, causing the output image to be flipped
left to right for use with on-camera talent. Open
captions are displayed correctly when Mirror
mode is selected.
Use BrightEye 72 in studio applications where
you need to adjust the color temperature of
on-set monitors so they look right on-camera.
• Turn any monitor into a high-end broadcast monitor
• Built-in color corrector – great for adjusting color
temperature of on-set monitors
• Broadcast confidence monitor features including
caption decoding, timecode display, AFD and
audio level meters
• Safe Title/graticule overlay
• Use in post with 4:4:4 material
• Analog audio outputs
• Use with HD or SD monitors, VTRs and projectors
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor
Serial Digital Input for BrightEye 72
SDI Standards Supported
Number One
Type 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M), Level A
SD Serial Digital (270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB to 2.97 GHz
Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
Optical Input for BrightEye 72-F
NumberOne
ConnectorLC/UPC
Type
270 Mb/s
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
1.485 Gb/s Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 272M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M)
Wavelength
830 to 1610 nm
Receiver Sensitivity
-18 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
HDMI Output
NumberOne
Type
HDMI 1.3
Format
Follows input
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length One, loopback
Follows input
< 5 µSec
75 Ω
>15 dB to 2.97 GHz
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
Analog Audio Output
Number
8 channels
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
14 oz
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
For facilities using 3G, the issue of monitoring
the signal becomes a challenge. The BrightEye 72
provides a convenient way to monitor any type
of digital video signal.
Order the BrightEye 72-F if you need an
optical input.
132
133
BrightEye 72 & 72-F
BrightEye 72 & 72-F
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor
BrightEye 72 SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor
SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor
BrightEye 72-F SDI to HDMI Converter, Color Corrector and Broadcast Confidence Monitor
with Fiber Optic Input
Graticule Gen
Graticule Gen
Input Status Display
Input Status Display
Test Signal
Gen
3G/HD/SD SDI
In
Video Proc
& Color
Corrector
Overlay
Combiner
H&V
Delay
3G/HD/SD SDI
Loopback
Test Signal
Gen
On Screen Controls
Caption
Reader
Open Caption
Decoding
Timecode
Reader
Timecode
Window Gen
134
Optical In
Video Proc
& Color
Corrector
Overlay
Combiner
H&V
Delay
3G/HD/SD SDI
Loopback
Caption
Reader
Open Caption
Decoding
Timecode
Reader
Timecode
Window Gen
Audio Meter
Overlay
Audio Meter
Overlay
16 Chan
Audio Demux
HDMI Out
On Screen Controls
Analog
Audio Out
Audio Out
Selection
16 Chan
Audio Demux
HDMI Out
Analog
Audio Out
Audio Out
Selection
135
BrightEye 73
BrightEye 73
HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out
HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out
The BrightEye 73 is a dual rate eight channel
audio embedder for 1.5 Gb/s high definition
video signals or for 270 Mb/s standard
definition signals.
Features
There is one serial digital video input and four
AES audio inputs. These four AES streams are
embedded into the video stream. AES inputs
are sample rate converted, allowing the use of
asynchronous audio. The output of the module
is an optical signal that contains the original
video signal and four AES pairs.
• 8 channel audio embedder
• Optical transmitter
• Use with servers, workstations and routers
• Adjustable delay
• HD/SD SDI electrical and AES inputs
• Optical embedded output
• Passes embedded audio
Embedder
2 Ch
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES 3/4
AES 5/6
AES 7/8
136
Number Type
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
HD/SD SDI Optical Out
Sample Rate
Converter
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Delay
< 1 µSec Audio is adjustable to 1 second
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters (Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
HD/SD SDI Electrical In
AES
Rcvr
Optical Output
HD Standards Supported
The BrightEye 73 includes an eight channel
audio mixer with channel swap and shuffle
capability that allows you to completely
re-arrange and re-mix audio channels. It
provides precise control over audio level, with
up to 12 dB of gain to compensate for low level
sources. All audio processing is performed
at full 24 bit resolution by a digital signal
processor (DSP). Delay is adjustable up to one
second. The Data mode operation allows
Dolby E or AC-3 inputs.
AES 1/2
Serial Digital Input
8x8
Input
Selector
Number Type Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Crosstalk Dynamic Range Reference Level AC-3, Dolby-E Four (total of eight channels)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
20 and 24 Bit
30 KHz to 100 KHz (sample rate converted
internally to 48 KHz)
<144 dB
>144 dB
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Supported when inputs are synchronous
One
SD and ASI (SMPTE 297M, optical
equivalent of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Wavelength
1310 nm (non-CWDM )
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
Power
-7 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorSC
Embedded Output (In Optical Outputs)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Cascade or replace any two of four groups
Eight
24 Bit
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
137
BrightEye 74
BrightEye 74
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out
The BrightEye 74 is an eight channel audio
disembedder for 1.5 Gb/s high definition
video signals or for 270 Mb/s standard
definition signals.
Features
The BrightEye 74 accepts either an HD or
SD optical signal. The digital video output is
present on a BNC and is either HD SDI or SD
SDI, following the input standard. Audio signals
present in the incoming video signal are
extracted and delivered as standard AES digital
audio streams.
• HD/SD audio disembedder
The BrightEye 74 includes an eight channel
audio mixer with channel swap and shuffle
capability that allows you to completely
re-arrange and re-mix audio channels. It
provides precise control over audio level, with
up to 12 dB of gain to compensate for low level
sources. All audio processing is performed
at full 24 bit resolution by a digital signal
processor (DSP). Delay is adjustable up to one
second. The data mode allows disembedding
of Dolby E or AC-3 signals.
• Optical receiver
• Use with satellite receivers and video servers
• 8 channel audio mixing
• Adjustable delay
• Passes embedded audio
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out
Optical Input
Serial Digital Output
NumberOne
Type
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Wavelength
830 to 1610 nm
Receiver Sensitivity
SD and ASI: -18 dBm
HD: -18 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or higher
power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorSC
Embedded Inputs
Number Four AES Streams (from optical input)
Eight channels from any two of four groups
Channels Eight
Bit Depth 20 and 24 Bit
Number Type Delay
Impedance Return Loss Output DC HD Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
One
Follows input
< 1 µSec. Audio is adjustable to 1 second
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number Type Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Reference Level Four (total of 8 channels)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
20 and 24 Bit
48 KHz, synchronous to video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 watts, 3 watts
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
HD/SD SDI Optical In
HD/SD SDI Out
2 Ch
Disembedder
2 Ch
AES 1/2
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
AES 3/4
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
AES 5/6
AES 7/8
HD In Yields HD Out
SD In Yields SD Out
138
139
BrightEye 75
BrightEye 75
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter
BrightEye 75 is an analog video to digital
converter and audio embedder. Standard
definition component or composite, or high
definition analog component video is
accepted on the input BNCs. Two channels of
analog audio are input on a plugable
Phoenix connector.
Features
This unit is perfect for use with HD cameras
or other devices with analog I/O. The digital
output will carry the full, un-compressed input,
synchronous to a genlock reference. You can
turn a hand-held HD camera into a digital
source. A three camera, live studio suddenly
becomes affordable.
• Serial digital HD or SD embedded output
Analog Video Input
• Use with analog HD cameras and set top boxes
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
• HD/SD analog inputs
• Analog audio inputs
• TBC and frame sync
NumberTwo
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Max Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
The video and audio signals are embedded
and presented on a BNC. The output follows
the SD or HD input standard.
Serial Digital Output
Analog HD or SD
14 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
C, Pb, B In
One
HD or SD: Y, Pr, Pb (SMPTE or Beta levels)
HD or SD: Analog Component RGB
(sync on green)
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Analog S-Video PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Analog Audio Inputs
The built-in TBC/frame synchronizer allows you
to feed asynchronous or noisy signals to the
BrightEye 75. The input is digitized to 12 bits of
resolution and time base corrected by a noise
tolerant tracking circuit. An external reference
input allows genlock to a house reference.
Input selection, gain control, and TBC enable
is provided through the front panel interface.
Video levels can be adjusted through BrightEye
Mac or PC software.
Pr, R In
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
Analog Video to SDI Performance
TBC/
Frame Sync
HD or SD SDI Out
(Follows Input)
Proc
Amp
Cpst, Y, G In
Embedder
Serializer
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length One
Follows input standard
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
Bit Resolution Decoding K Factors Signal to Noise Freq Response
14-bit input quantization
4 x oversampling
Fully adaptive comb filter
> 1%
> 64 dB weighted
± 0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz in SD
± 0.1 dB, 0 to 12 MHz;
± 0.5 dB, 12 to 30 MHz in HD
HD Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth One of four groups
Two
24 Bit
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 6 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Reference In
2 Channel
A to D
Mixer/Shuffler
2 Channel
Analog Audio In
140
141
BrightEye 76
BrightEye 76
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out
BrightEye 76 is an analog video to digital
converter and audio embedder. Standard
definition component or composite, or
high definition analog component video is
accepted on the input BNCs. Two channels
of analog audio are input on a plugable
Phoenix connector.
Features
This unit is perfect for use with HD cameras
or other devices with analog I/O. The digital
output will carry the full, un-compressed
input, synchronous to a genlock reference.
You can turn a hand-held HD camera into
a digital source. A three camera, live studio
suddenly becomes affordable.
• Analog audio inputs
HD/SD Analog to Digital Video Converter with Optical Out
Analog Video Input
• Optical transmitter
• Use with analog HD cameras and set top boxes
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
• Analog component HD or SD inputs
• Optical embedded output
• TBC and frame sync
NumberTwo
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Maximum Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Input selection, gain control, and TBC enable
is provided through the front panel interface.
Video levels can be adjusted through
BrightEye Mac or PC software.
The video and audio signals are embedded
and presented as an optical output.
The output follows the SD or HD
input standard.
Analog HD or SD
C, Pb, B In
HD or SD SDI Optical Out
(Follows Input)
14 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
TBC/
Frame Sync
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Cpst, Y, G In
Analog SD In Yields SD SDI Out
Analog HD In Yields HD SDI Out
Reference In
2 Channel
A to D
One
HD or SD: Y, Pr, Pb (SMPTE or Beta levels)
HD or SD: Analog Component RGB
(sync on green)
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Analog S-Video PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Analog Audio Inputs
The built-in TBC/frame synchronizer allows
you to feed asynchronous or noisy signals to
the BrightEye 76. The input is digitized to
12 bits of resolution and time base corrected
by a noise tolerant tracking circuit. An
external reference input allows genlock to a
house reference.
Pr, R In
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
Analog Video to SDI Performance
Bit Resolution Decoding K Factors Signal to Noise Freq Response
14-bit input quantization, 4x oversampling
Fully adaptive comb filter
> 1%
> 64 dB weighted
± 0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz in SD
± 0.1 dB, 0 to 12 MHz;
± 0.5 dB, 12 to 30 MHz in HD
Embedded Output (In Optical Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth One of four groups
Two
24 Bit
HD Standards Support:
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Optical Output
General Specifications
Number One
Type
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Wavelength
1310 nm (non-CWDM )
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
Power
-7 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorSC
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
15 oz
12 volts, 6 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Mixer/Shuffler
2 Channel
Analog Audio In
142
143
BrightEye 81
BrightEye 81
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter
Convert HD or SD SDI video feeds to HDMI with
the BrightEye 81. Convenient for feeding a video
monitor, BrightEye 81 provides a reliable way
to achieve confidence monitoring in post and
broadcast applications.
BrightEye 81 supports standard definition video
signals, 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition
signals. The HDMI output is not HDCP encrypted.
BrightEye 81 also functions as a Dual Link to
HDMI and 3G SDI converter. When the input is
Dual Link 4:4:4, the BrightEye 81 provides two
identical SDI outputs that are the 3G Level B
version of the input video, and the HDMI output
is HD 4:4:4.
Signal monitoring and control is provided
through the included BrightEye Mac and
PC software.
Features
• 3G, HD and SD SDI to HDMI converter
• Use with video monitors that have HDMI input
• Dual Link to HDMI converter
• Dual Link to 3G SDI converter
• Use with HD or SD signals
• Passes embedded audio
Serial Digital Input
HDMI Output
Number
One SDI, BNC or
Two for Dual Link, BNC
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Dual Link HD SDI (SMPTE 372M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M) Level A
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
70 meters for 2.97 Gb/s
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
NumberOne
Type
HDMI 1.3
Format
HDMI 1.3
SDI Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A
Dual Link HD SDI 1080 RGB 4:4:4 (SMPTE 372M)
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
Serial Digital Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC Two, BNC
Follows input
When input is Dual Link HD SDI, the SDI
outputs are identical 3G Level B SDI signals
(SMPTE 425M)
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
HDMI Out
Video and Audio
3G/HD/SD SDI In
or
HD Dual Link A In
HDMI
Transmitter
Deserializer
Autotimer
Out 1
Dual Link
Encoder
Audio
Encoder
Deserializer
3G/HD/SD SDI
or
Dual Link 3G (Level B)
Serializer
HD Dual Link B In
8 Channel
Audio
Demux
144
Out 2
Audio Signal to HDMI
145
BrightEye 81-F
BrightEye 81-F
Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter
Convert optical HD or SD video feeds to HDMI
and electrical with the BrightEye 81-F.
Convenient for feeding a video monitor,
BrightEye 81-F provides a reliable way to
monitor optical feeds in broadcast and
mobile applications.
BrightEye 81-F is an optical to HDMI and
electrical converter for use with standard
definition video signals and 3 Gb/s and
1.5 Gb/s high definition signals. The video
input is received on an optical LC connector,
converted, and then output on both a BNC
connector and an HDMI connector. The HDMI
output is not HDCP encrypted.
For facilities using 3G, the issue of monitoring
the signal becomes a challenge. A 3G video
signal can be easily viewed via the
HDMI output.
Signal monitoring and control is provided
through the included BrightEye Mac and
BrightEye PC software.
Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter
Features
Optical Input
• Optical to HDMI converter
Number
Type
• Optical to electrical converter
• Use with video monitors that have HDMI input
• Use with HD or SD signals
• 3G HD, Level A supported
• Optical receiver
• Passes embedded audio
Wavelength
Receiver Sensitivity
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
HDMI Output
One, LC/UPC
270 Mb/s (SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
1.485 Gb/s Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 272M or 296M)
2.97 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 424M, 425M), Level A
830 to 1610 nm
-18 dBm
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
SDI Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
NumberOne
Type
HDMI 1.3
Format
Follows input
Serial Digital Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC One, BNC
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
HDMI Out
Video and Audio
3G/HD/SD
Optical In
HDMI
Transmitter
Deserializer
Autotimer
Audio
Encoder
8 Channel
Audio
Demux
146
3G/HD/SD SDI
Out
Serializer
Audio Signal to HDMI
147
BrightEye 83 and BrightEye 83-H
BrightEye 83-F
HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter with HDCP Option
Convert HDMI to HD or SD SDI with the
BrightEye 83. Convenient for broadcast video
cameras and other sources with an HDMI
output, BrightEye 83 presents the serial digital
video signal on two BNC outputs.
Features
BrightEye 83 is an HDMI converter for use with
standard definition video signals and 3 Gb/s
and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals.
• Passes embedded audio
HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter
• HDMI to HD and SD SDI converter
• Use with cameras and other sources that have an
HDMI output
• BrightEye 83-H supports HDCP encrypted content
Signal monitoring and control is provided
through the included BrightEye Mac and
BrightEye PC software.
Convert HDMI to HD or SD SDI with the
BrightEye 83-F. Convenient for broadcast video
cameras and other sources with an HDMI
output. BrightEye 83-F presents both electrical
and optical serial digital outputs.
Features
The optical output can drive single mode fiber
to a distance of 20 kilometers. With an optical
launch power attenuator, multi-mode fiber can
also be used.
• Passes embedded audio
• HDMI to optical and electrical converter
• Use with cameras and other sources that have an
HDMI output
BrightEye 83-F is for use with standard
definition video signals and 3 Gb/s and
1.5 Gb/s high definition signals.
In compliance with the licensing restrictions on
HDCP encrypted material, BrightEye 83 cannot
convert encrypted signals to SDI form.
Signal monitoring and control is provided
through the included BrightEye Mac and
BrightEye PC software.
In compliance with the licensing restrictions
on HDCP encrypted material, BrightEye 83-F
cannot convert encrypted signals to SDI form.
Input
Optical Output (BE83-F Only)
NumberOne
83-H supports HDCP encrypted content
Type
HDMI 1.3
Format
Supports HDMI signals which map to
the video standards listed below
Number Type
Wavelength
SDI Standards Supported
Format
Detection
HDMI In
HDMI
Receiver
&
Color Space
Conversion
Video Signal
TRS
Insertion
Embedder
Audio Signal
Sample Rate
Conversion
8 Channel
Audio Processor
Clock
Regenerator
148
to LED’s and
BrightEye Mac/PC Application Software
to all circuits
Serializer
3G/HD/SD SDI Out
3G/HD/SD SDI Out
3G/HD/SD SDI
Optical Out
(BE83-F Only)
One, LC/UPC
Follows input
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
Wavelengths 170 nm –1610 nm
at 20 nm CWDM spacing available.
Call factory for price and specify part
number BE83-F-SP.
-7 dBm
20 km (For greater distances,
or higher power and larger loss budgets,
please contact the factory)
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with attenuation at transmit end
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 424M, 425M), 50, 59.94, 60, Level A
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
Power
Max Cable Length
Serial Digital Output
General Specifications
Number
Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC Two, BNC
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
Fiber Type
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.63” W x 0.8” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 21 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95° non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
149
BrightEye 90
BrightEye 90
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio
Easy To Use
Cross Conversion
BrightEye 90 is a versatile up/down/cross converter
or aspect ratio converter for use with analog and
digital video signals. Simply set the BrightEye 90 to
output your facility’s preferred HD or SD standard. The
BrightEye 90 will accommodate whatever input you
connect – analog composite, SD SDI or HD SDI. After
setting the output standard, BrightEye 90 automatically
converts the selected input to the correct standard for
your facility. BrightEye 90 will upconvert, downconvert,
cross convert, or act as an ARC, as needed. The HDMI,
SDI and composite outputs are all extremely high
quality, suitable for any part of your signal chain. A
special Mirror Flip Output mode can be enabled,
causing the output image to be flipped left to right
for use with on-camera talent. The built-in frame
synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous signals
to the BrightEye 90. An external reference input allows
genlock to a house reference. All vertical interval data
and closed captioning is faithfully passed.
It’s easy to convert between various HD standards,
whether 720p or 1080i. Simply select the output
standard you need and connect the input – that’s all
there is to it.
Upconverting to High Definition
Feed the analog composite or SD SDI output of a
camera to a BrightEye 90 and upconvert to HD. You
can take the HDMI and HD SDI signals from the
BrightEye 90 into your switcher or projection system.
Upconverting existing SD equipment lets you leverage
the equipment you already have and operate in the
HD domain.
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the
video output and upconverting before distribution
is preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved
and quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 90’s
reference input allows you to time the upconverted
video output for use with a production switcher.
Downconverting to Standard Definition
BrightEye 90 will downconvert any type of HD signal
and provides HDMI, SD SDI and an analog composite
outputs suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
150
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio
Aspect Ratio Conversion
For converting between SD 4:3 and HD 16:9,
BrightEye 90 has you covered. Just select the output
standard you need and connect the input.
Audio Processing Made Simple
BrightEye 90 handles both embedded audio and
discrete AES digital audio streams. Sixteen channels
of embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 90. If
the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio
will be safely bypassed around the video processing
and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available
for two of the four embedded groups of audio. The
AES I/O ports can be configured for eight channels of
incoming audio or for eight channels of audio output.
The audio mixer can be used for AES channels as well.
Mixer controls are accessed through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
Features
• Use with cameras and projection systems
Easy Audio Monitoring
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 90’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Select the audio channels
you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in
a headset.
• HD and SD digital and analog composite video I/O
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern controls
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
• HDMI output
• AES digital audio I/O
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
151
BrightEye 90
BrightEye 90
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
HD Standards Supported
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M or
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length 152
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio
Two
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Composite
or Tri-Level
Ref In
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
SDI Driver
Genlock
HD/SD SDI/Composite
Video In
Analog
Decoder
Auto-Selecting
Up/Down/Cross
Conversion
Audio
Demux
AES Digital Audio
Inputs/Outputs
Ch 1/2
Composite
Encoder
(SD Only)
AES Receivers
Ch 3/4
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
Monitor
Amp
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
AES Transmitters
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
Audio Mux
SDI
Receiver
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
24 Bit
Sample Rate
48 KHz, synchronous to video output
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
HD/SD SDI
Out
One (Select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Composite
Out
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Tie Back
To AES I/O
Ports
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 8 oz
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
153
BrightEye 90-A
BrightEye 90-A
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio
Easy To Use
Cross Conversion
BrightEye 90-A is a versatile up/down/cross converter
or aspect ratio converter for use with analog and
digital video signals. Simply set the BrightEye 90-A
to output your facility’s preferred HD or SD standard.
The BrightEye 90-A will accommodate whatever
input you connect – analog composite, SD SDI or
HD SDI. After setting the output standard, BrightEye
90-A automatically converts the selected input to
the correct standard for your facility. BrightEye 90-A
will upconvert, downconvert, cross convert, or act
as an ARC, as needed. The HDMI, SDI and composite
outputs are all extremely high quality, suitable for
any part of your signal chain. A special Mirror Flip
Output mode can be enabled, causing the output
image to be flipped left to right for use with oncamera talent. The built-in Frame Synchronizer allows
you to feed asynchronous signals to the BrightEye
90-A. An external reference input allows genlock to a
house reference. All vertical interval data and closed
captioning is faithfully passed.
It’s easy to convert between various HD standards,
whether 720p or 1080i. Simply select the output
standard you need and connect the input – that’s all
there is to it.
Upconverting to High Definition
Feed the analog composite or SD SDI output of a
camera to a BrightEye 90-A and upconvert to HD.
You can take the HDMI and HD SDI signals from the
BrightEye 90-A into your switcher or projection system.
Upconverting existing SD equipment lets you leverage
the equipment you already have and operate in the
HD domain.
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the
video output and upconverting before distribution is
preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved and
quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 90-A’s
reference input allows you to time the upconverted
video output for use with a production switcher.
Downconverting to Standard Definition
BrightEye 90-A will downconvert any type of HD signal
and provides HDMI, SD SDI and an analog composite
outputs suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
154
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio
Aspect Ratio Conversion
For converting between SD 4:3 and HD 16:9,
BrightEye 90-A has you covered. Just select the output
standard you need and connect the input.
Audio Processing Made Simple
BrightEye 90-A handles both embedded audio and
eight channels of analog audio. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 90-A. If
the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio
will be safely bypassed around the video processing
and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available
for two of the four embedded groups of audio. The
analog audio I/O ports can be configured for eight
channels of incoming audio or for eight channels of
audio output. The audio mixer can be used for analog
audio as well. Mixer controls are accessed through
BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Features
• Use with cameras and projection systems
Easy Audio Monitoring
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 90-A’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Select the audio channels
you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in
a headset.
• HD and SD digital and analog composite video I/O
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern controls
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
• Analog audio I/O
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• HDMI output
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
155
BrightEye 90-A
BrightEye 90-A
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number Signal Type One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M) or
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length 156
Two
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio
HD Standards Supported
General Specifications
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Max Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution`n
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One (select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 8 oz
12 volts, 15 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
HD/SD SDI Out
Composite or Tri-Level
Ref In
SDI Driver
Genlock
HD/SD SDI/Composite
Video In
Analog
Decoder
Auto-Selecting
Up/Down/Cross
Conversion
Audio Mux
SDI
Receiver
Balanced
Analog Audio
Inputs
Audio
Demux
Composite
Encoder
(SD Only)
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
24 bit
Audio
ADC
HDMI Out
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
Headphone
Jack
Monitor
Amp
Ch 7/8
Ch 1/2
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
24 bit
Audio
DAC
Composite
Out
Balanced
Audio Outputs
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
157
BrightEye 90-F
BrightEye 90-F
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Output
Easy To Use
Cross Conversion
BrightEye 90-F is a versatile up/down/cross converter
or aspect ratio converter for use with analog and
digital video signals with the addition of an optical
output. Optical connectivity allows for long cable
runs between buildings or in mobile applications.
Simply set the BrightEye 90-F to output your facility’s
preferred HD or SD standard. The BrightEye 90-F will
accommodate whatever input you connect – analog
composite, SD SDI or HD SDI. After setting the output
standard, BrightEye 90-F automatically converts the
selected input to the correct standard for your facility.
BrightEye 90-F will upconvert, downconvert, cross
convert, or act as an ARC, as needed. The HDMI, SDI
and composite outputs are all extremely high quality,
suitable for any part of your signal chain. The built-in
frame synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous
signals to the BrightEye 90-F. A special Mirror Flip
Output mode can be enabled, causing the output
image to be flipped left to right for use with on-camera
talent. An external reference input allows genlock to
a house reference. All vertical interval data and closed
captioning is faithfully passed.
It’s easy to convert between various HD standards,
whether 720p or 1080i. Simply select the output
standard you need and connect the input – that’s all
there is to it.
Upconverting to High Definition
Feed the analog composite or SD SDI output of a
camera to a BrightEye 90-F and upconvert to HD.
You can take the HDMI and HD SDI signals from the
BrightEye 90-F into your switcher or projection system.
Upconverting existing SD equipment lets you leverage
the equipment you already have and operate in the
HD domain.
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the
video output and upconverting before distribution is
preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved and
quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 90-F’s
reference input allows you to time the upconverted
video output for use with a production switcher.
Downconverting to Standard Definition
BrightEye 90-F will downconvert any type of HD signal
and provides HDMI, fiber optic, SD SDI and analog
composite outputs suitable for broadcast
or monitoring.
158
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Output
Aspect Ratio Conversion
For converting between SD 4:3 and HD 16:9,
BrightEye 90-F has you covered. Just select the output
standard you need and connect the input.
Audio Processing Made Simple
BrightEye 90-F handles both embedded audio and
discrete AES digital audio streams. Sixteen channels
of embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 90-F.
If the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio
will be safely bypassed around the video processing
and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available
for two of the four embedded groups of audio. The
AES I/O ports can be configured for eight channels of
incoming audio or for eight channels of audio output.
The audio mixer can be used for AES channels as well.
Mixer controls are accessed through BrightEye Mac or
PC software.
Features
• Use with cameras and projection systems
Easy Audio Monitoring
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 90-F’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Select the audio channels
you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in
a headset.
• HD and SD digital and analog composite video I/O
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern controls
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
• HDMI output
• AES digital audio I/O
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• Optical output for long cable runs
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
159
BrightEye 90-F
BrightEye 90-F
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Output
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M) or
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length 160
One
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
(Belden 1694A)
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Output
HD Standards Supported
HDMI Output
General Specifications
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Number
Connector
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
Audio Monitoring Output
One (Select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 9 oz
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
24 Bit
Sample Rate
48 KHz, synchronous to video output
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Optical Output
Number One
Type
SD (SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Wavelength
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
Power
-7 dBm
Max Cable Length
20 km (For greater distances, or
higher power and larger loss
budgets, please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
attenuation at transmit end
ConnectorSC
HD/SD SDI Out
Composite or Tri-Level
Ref In
SDI Driver
Genlock
HD/SD SDI/Composite
Video In
Analog
Decoder
Auto-Selecting
Up/Down/Cross
Conversion
SDI
Receiver
Audio
Demux
AES Digital Audio
Inputs/Outputs
HD/SD SDI
Optical Out
Audio Mux
Laser Fiber
Driver
Composite
Encoder
(SD Only)
AES Receivers
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
Monitor
Amp
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
AES Transmitters
Composite
Out
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Tie Back
To AES I/O
Ports
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
161
BrightEye 90-FA
BrightEye 90-FA
HD UP/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output
Easy To Use
Cross Conversion
BrightEye 90-FA is a versatile up/down/cross converter
or aspect ratio converter for use with analog and
digital video signals with the addition of an optical
output. Optical connectivity allows for long cable
runs between buildings or in mobile applications.
Simply set the BrightEye 90-FA to output your facility’s
preferred HD or SD standard. The BrightEye 90-FA will
accommodate whatever input you connect – analog
composite, SD SDI or HD SDI. After setting the output
standard, BrightEye 90-FA automatically converts the
selected input to the correct standard for your facility.
BrightEye 90-FA will upconvert, downconvert, cross
convert, or act as an ARC, as needed. The HDMI, SDI
and composite outputs are all extremely high quality,
suitable for any part of your signal chain. The built-in
frame synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous
signals to the BrightEye 90-FA. A special Mirror Flip
Output mode can be enabled, causing the output
image to be flipped left to right for use with on-camera
talent. An external reference input allows genlock to
a house reference. All vertical interval data and closed
captioning is faithfully passed.
It’s easy to convert between various HD standards,
whether 720p or 1080i. Simply select the output
standard you need and connect the input – that’s all
there is to it.
Upconverting to High Definition
Feed the analog composite or SD SDI output of a
camera to a BrightEye 90-FA and upconvert to HD.
You can take the HDMI and HD SDI signals from the
BrightEye 90-FA into a switcher or projection system.
Upconverting existing SD equipment lets you leverage
the equipment you already have and operate in the
HD domain.
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the
video output and upconverting before distribution is
preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved and
quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 90-FA’s
reference input allows you to time the upconverted
video output for use with a production switcher.
Downconverting to Standard Definition
BrightEye 90-FA will downconvert any type of HD
signal and provides HDMI, fiber optic, SD SDI and
analog composite outputs suitable for broadcast
or monitoring.
162
HD UP/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output
Aspect Ratio Conversion
For converting between SD 4:3 and HD 16:9,
BrightEye 90-FA has you covered. Just select the output
standard you need and connect the input.
Audio Processing Made Simple
BrightEye 90-FA handles both embedded audio and
eight channels of analog audio. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 90-FA. If
the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio
will be safely bypassed around the video processing
and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available
for two of the four embedded groups of audio. The
analog audio I/O ports can be configured for eight
channels of incoming audio or for eight channels of
audio output. The audio mixer can be used for analog
audio as well. Mixer controls are accessed through
BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Features
• Use with cameras and projection systems
Easy Audio Monitoring
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 90-FA’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Select the audio channels
you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in
a headset.
• HD and SD digital and analog composite video I/O
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern control
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
• HDMI output
• Analog audio I/O
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• Optical output for long cable runs
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
163
BrightEye 90-FA
BrightEye 90-FA
HD UP/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
or 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M or 296M)
Impedance
75 Ω
Return Loss
>15 dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length 164
One
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s S
SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
300 meters for SD
HD UP/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output
HD Standards Supported
HDMI Output
General Specifications
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Connector
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude Number
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Max Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
One
SD (SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
1310 nm (non-CWDM)
(1550 non-CWDM by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
(For greater distances, or higher power and
larger loss budgets, please contact the factory)
Fiber Type
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with attenuation at
transmit end
ConnectorSC
Audio Monitoring Output
One (select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 8 oz
12 volts, 15 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
Genlock
HD/SD SDI Out
SDI Driver
Analog
Decoder
HD SDI/SD SDI/Composite
Video In
Auto-Selecting
Up/Down/Cross
Conversion
Laser Fiber
Driver
SDI
Receiver
Audio
Demux
Balanced
Analog Audio
Inputs
Composite
Encoder
(SD Only)
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
24 bit
Audio
ADC
HD/SD SDI
Optical Out
Audio Mux
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
Monitor
Amp
Ch 7/8
Ch 1/2
Composite
Out
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Balanced
Audio Outputs
Ch 3/4
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
24 bit
Audio
DAC
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
165
BrightEye 91
BrightEye 91
HD Upconverter with AES Audio
HD Upconverter with AES Audio
Easy To Use
Audio Monitoring
BrightEye 91 is an upconverter with analog composite
and SD SDI inputs. Feed the analog composite or
SD SDI output of a camera to a BrightEye 91 and
upconvert to HD. You can take the HDMI and
HD SDI signals from the BrightEye 91 into a switcher
or projection system. Upconverting existing SD
equipment lets you leverage the equipment you
already have and operate in the HD domain.
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 91’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Just select the audio
channels you want to monitor from the front panel and
plug in a headset.
A special Mirror Flip Output mode can be enabled,
causing the output image to be flipped left to right for
use with on-camera talent. An external reference input
allows genlock to a house reference. All vertical interval
data and closed captioning is faithfully passed.
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern controls
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Upconvert Before Distribution
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the
video output and upconverting before distribution
is preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved
and quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 91’s
reference input allows you to time the upconverted
video output for use with a production switcher.
Features
Audio Processing
• Use with cameras and projection systems
BrightEye 91 handles both embedded audio and
discrete AES digital audio inputs. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 91. If the
incoming video has embedded audio, the audio will
be safely bypassed around the video processing and
lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available for
two of the four embedded groups of audio.
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
• SD digital and analog composite video inputs
• HDMI output
• AES inputs
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
166
167
BrightEye 91
BrightEye 91
HD Upconverter with AES Audio
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video
PAL or NTSC or Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD
HD Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
168
HD Upconverter with AES Audio
Number
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
20 and 24 Bit
Sample Rate
30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeAES3id
Delay
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
Connector
Coaxial, 75 Ω
Bit Depth
24 Bit
Sample Rate
48 KHz, synchronous to video output
Reference Level
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
HD SDI Out
Genlock
SD SDI/Composite
Video In
SDI Driver
Analog
Decoder
Auto-Selecting
Upconversion
Audio Mux
SDI
Receiver
Audio
Demux
AES Digital Audio
Inputs
Ch 1/2
AES Receivers
Ch 3/4
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
Monitor
Amp
Ch 5/6
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One (select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude Ch 7/8
AES Transmitters
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Tie Back
To AES I/O
Ports
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 8 oz
12 volts, 11 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
169
BrightEye 91-A
BrightEye 91-A
HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
Easy To Use
Audio Monitoring
BrightEye 91-A is an upconverter with analog
composite and SD SDI inputs. Feed the analog
composite or SD SDI output of a camera to a
BrightEye 91-A and upconvert to HD. You can take
the HDMI and HD SDI signals from the BrightEye 91-A
into a switcher or projection system. Upconverting
existing SD equipment lets you leverage the
equipment you already have and operate in the HD
domain. A special Mirror Flip Output mode can be
enabled, causing the output image to be flipped left
to right for use with on-camera talent. An external
reference input allows genlock to a house reference.
All vertical interval data and closed captioning is
faithfully passed.
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 91-A’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Just select the audio
channels you want to monitor from the front panel and
plug in a headset.
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test patterns control
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Upconvert Before Distribution
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the
video output and upconverting before distribution is
preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved and
quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 91-A’s
reference input allows you to time the upconverted
video output for use with a production switcher.
Features
Audio Processing
• Use with cameras and projection systems
BrightEye 91-A handles both embedded audio
and eight analog audio inputs. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 91-A. If
the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio
will be safely bypassed around the video processing
and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available
for two of the four embedded groups of audio.
• Turn analog camera into digital HD source
• SD digital and analog composite video inputs
• Analog audio inputs
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• HDMI output
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
170
171
BrightEye 91-A
BrightEye 91-A
HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
Analog Audio Inputs
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
Two
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD (Belden 1694A)
Number
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Max Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
Genlock
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
SDI Driver
Analog
Decoder
SD SDI/Composite
Video In
Auto-Selecting
Upconversion
Audio
Demux
Balanced
Analog Audio
Inputs
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
24 bit
Audio
ADC
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
Monitor
Amp
Ch 7/8
Ch 1/2
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
HD Standards Supported
Audio Monitoring Output
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Number
Connector
172
Audio Mux
SDI
Receiver
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
HD SDI
Out
24 bit
Audio
DAC
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Balanced
Audio Outputs
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
One (select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 8 oz
12 volts, 14 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
173
BrightEye 92-A
BrightEye 92-A
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio
Easy To Use
Audio Monitoring
BrightEye 92-A will downconvert any type of HD signal
and provides HDMI, SD SDI and analog composite
outputs that are suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
The built-in frame synchronizer allows you to feed
asynchronous signals to the BrightEye 92-A. A special
Mirror Flip Output mode can be enabled, causing the
output image to be flipped left to right for use with
on-camera talent. An external reference input allows
genlock to a house reference. All vertical interval data
and closed captioning is faithfully passed.
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 92-A's
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Select the audio channels
you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in
a headset.
Downconverting to Standard Definition
BrightEye 92-A will downconvert any type of HD signal
and provides HDMI, SD SDI and an analog composite
outputs that are all extremely high quality, suitable for
any part of your signal chain.
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern controls
are provided through the front panel interface. Audio
presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected.
Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed
from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be
adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.
Audio Processing
BrightEye 92-A handles both embedded audio and
analog audio. Sixteen channels of embedded audio
are supported in BrightEye 92-A. If the incoming video
has embedded audio, the audio will be safely bypassed
around the video processing and lipsync will be
preserved. Audio mixing is available for two of the four
embedded groups of audio.
Features
• Downconversion for monitoring or broadcast
• SD SDI, HDMI, analog composite video outputs
• Analog audio inputs and outputs
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
174
175
BrightEye 92-A
BrightEye 92-A
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio
Serial Digital Input
Analog Audio Inputs
Number One
Signal Type 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Number
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
TypeBalanced
Impedance
>15K Ω
Max Input Level
24 dBu
CMRR
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Quantization
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
Sample Rate
48 KHz
Reference Level
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
Crosstalk
<106 dB
Dynamic Range
>106 dB
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
300 meters
HD Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
Genlock
SD SDI Out
SDI Driver
HD SDI
Video In
SDI
Receiver
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Channels Bit Depth Two of four groups
Sixteen passed
24 Bit
Downconversion
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One (select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Audio Mux
Composite
Encoder
(SD Only)
Audio
Demux
Balanced
Analog Audio
Inputs
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
24 bit
Audio
ADC
Headphone
Jack
Monitor
Amp
Ch 7/8
Ch 1/2
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
24 bit
Audio
DAC
Composite
Out
HDMI Out
HDMI
Xmtr
Audio
Processing
HDMI Output
Balanced
Audio Outputs
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 176
Composite
or Tri-Level
Ref In
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 8 oz
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
177
BrightEye 92-M
BrightEye 92-M
HD Downconverter
BrightEye 92-M will downconvert any type
of HD signal and provides HDMI, SD SDI and
analog composite outputs that are suitable
for broadcast or monitoring. A special Mirror
Flip Output mode can be enabled, causing
the output image to be flipped left to right for
use with on-camera talent. The built-in frame
synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous
signals to the BrightEye 92-M. An external
reference input allows genlock to a
house reference.
All vertical interval data and closed captioning
is faithfully passed. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported. If the
incoming video has embedded audio, the
audio will be safely bypassed around the video
processing and lipsync will be preserved.
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 92-M’s
convenient 3.5 mm mini jack. Just select the
audio channels you want to monitor from the
front panel and plug in a headset.
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern
controls are provided through the front panel
interface. Audio presence LEDs indicate which
channels are detected. Controls for crop,
letterbox and pillarbox are accessed from the
front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
HD Downconverter
Features
• Downconversion for monitoring or broadcast
• SD SDI, HDMI, analog composite video outputs
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
or Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC < 100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
300 meters
HD Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
One (select from sixteen channels)
Connector
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
Weight
1 lb 7 oz
Power
12 volts, 10 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
Temperature Range
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
Relative Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft.
Composite
or Tri-Level
Ref In
Genlock
SD SDI Out
SDI Driver
HD SDI
Video In
SDI
Receiver
Downconversion
Audio Mux
Composite
Out
Audio
Demux
Encoder
HDMI
Xmtr
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
178
Monitor
Amp
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
179
BrightEye 93
BrightEye 93
HD Cross Converter
HD Cross Converter
BrightEye 93 converts between various HD
standards, whether 720p or 1080i. Simply select
the output standard you need and connect the
input – that’s all there is to it. A special Mirror
Flip Output mode can be enabled, causing the
output image to be flipped left to right for use
with on-camera talent. An external reference
input allows genlock to a house reference.
All vertical interval data and closed captioning
is faithfully passed. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported. If the
incoming video has embedded audio, the
audio will be safely bypassed around the video
processing and lipsync will be preserved.
An external reference input allows genlock to
a house reference. All vertical interval data and
closed captioning are faithfully passed.
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern
controls are provided through the front panel
interface. Audio presence LEDs indicate which
channels are detected.
Features
Serial Digital Input
HD Standards Supported
1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
Number One
Signal Type 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
• HD SDI and HDMI outputs
Reference Input
• Frame sync
Number Type Impedance Return Loss • Convert between HD standards
• Timeable output
• Analog audio monitor output
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• 12 and 16 bit processing
• Passes embedded audio
One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or
or Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M or 296M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for HD (Belden 1694A)
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One (select from sixteen channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Weight
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Altitude 5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
1 lb 7 oz
12 volts, 11 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
Genlock
HD SDI Out
SDI Driver
HD SDI
Video In
SDI
Receiver
Crossconversion
Audio Mux
Audio
Demux
HDMI
Xmtr
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
180
Monitor
Amp
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
181
BrightEye 94
BrightEye 94
SD Aspect Ratio Converter
SD Aspect Ratio Converter
BrightEye 94 is a standard definition aspect
ratio converter. You can easily convert signals
from 4:3 to SD 16:9, and vice versa.
Features
All vertical interval data and closed captioning
are faithfully passed. Sixteen channels of
embedded audio are supported. If the
incoming video has embedded audio, the
audio will be safely bypassed around the video
processing and lipsync will be preserved. An
external reference input allows genlock to a
house reference.
• Timeable output
Input selection, gain control, and test pattern
controls are provided through the front panel
interface. Audio presence LEDs indicate which
channels are detected. Controls for crop,
letterbox and pillarbox are accessed from the
front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software.
• Passes embedded audio
A special Mirror Flip Output mode can be
enabled, causing the output image to
be flipped left to right for use with
on-camera talent.
• SD ARC
• Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
• Graticule and Safe Title generator
• SDI, composite video and HDMI outputs
• Frame sync
• 12 and 16 bit processing
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
One
Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
Digitized at 12 bits
75 Ω
>40 dB
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Analog Video Output
Number Type Delay
Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video PAL or NTSC or
Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Delay
Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
300 meters
HDMI Output
NumberOne
ConnectorHDMI
Type
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
One (select from sixteen channels)
Connector
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
5.63” W x 1.65” H x 5.98” D
(143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
including connectors and flange
Weight
1 lb 7 oz
Power
12 volts, 9 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply)
Temperature Range
0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
Relative Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft.
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
Genlock
SD SDI Out
SD SDI
Video In
SDI Driver
SDI
Receiver
Aspect Ratio
Conversion
Audio
Demux
Audio Mux
Composite
Encoder
HDMI
Xmtr
Monitor
Amp
Composite
Out
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
182
183
Glossary
AES/EBU – The digital audio standard defined as a
joint effort of the Audio Engineering Society and
the European Broadcast Union. AES/EBU or AES3
describes a serial bitstream that carries two audio
channels, thus an AES stream is a stereo pair. The
AES/EBU standard covers a wide range of sample
rates and quantizations (bit depths.) In television
systems, these will generally be 48 KHz and either
20 or 24 bits.
AFD – Active Format Description is a method to carry
information regarding the aspect ratio of the video
content. The specification of AFD was standardized
by SMPTE in 2007 and is now beginning to appear
in the marketplace. AFD can be included in both SD
and HD SDI transport systems. There is no legacy
analog implementation. (See WSS).
ASI – A commonly used transport method for MPEG
video streams, ASI or Asynchronous Serial Interface,
operates at the same 270 Mb/s data rate as SD SDI.
This makes it easy to carry an ASI stream through
existing digital television infrastructure. Known
more formally as DVB-ASI, this transport mechanism
can be used to carry multiple program channels.
Aspect Ratio – The ratio of the vertical and horizontal
measurements of an image. 4:3 is the aspect ratio
for standard definition video formats and television
and 16:9 for high definition. Converting formats of
unequal ratios is done by letterboxing (horizontal
bars) or pillar boxing (vertical pillars) in order to
keep the original format's aspect ratio.
Bandwidth – Strictly speaking, this refers to the
range of frequencies (i.e. the width of the band
of frequency) used by a signal, or carried by a
transmission channel. Generally, wider bandwidth
will carry and reproduce a signal with greater
fidelity and accuracy.
Beta – Sony Beta SP video tape machines use an
analog component format that is similar to
SMPTE, but differs in the amplitude of the color
difference signals. It may also carry setup on the
luminance channel.
Bit – A binary digit, or bit, is the smallest amount of
information that can be stored or transmitted
digitally by electrical, optical, magnetic, or other
means. A single bit can take on one of two states:
184
Chroma – The color or chroma content of a signal,
consisting of the hue and saturation of the image.
See also Color Difference.
On/Off, Low/High, Asserted/Deasserted, etc. It is
represented numerically by the numerals 1 (one)
and 0 (zero). A byte, containing 8 bits, can represent
256 different states. The binary number 11010111,
for example, has the value of 215 in our base 10
numbering system. When a value is carried digitally,
each additional bit of resolution will double the
number of different states that can be represented.
Systems that operate with a greater number of bits
of resolution, or quantization, will be able to capture
a signal with more detail or fidelity. Thus, a video
digitizer with 12 bits of resolution will capture
4 times as much detail as one with 10 bits.
Blanking – The Horizontal and Vertical blanking
intervals of a television signal refer to the time
periods between lines and between fields. No
picture information is transmitted during these
times, which are required in CRT displays to allow
the electron beam to be repositioned for the
start of the next line or field. They are also used
to carry synchronizing pulses which are used in
transmission and recovery of the image. Although
some of these needs are disappearing, the intervals
themselves are retained for compatibility purposes.
They have turned out to be very useful for the
transmission of additional content, such as teletext
and embedded audio.
CAV – Component Analog Video. This is a convenient
shorthand form, but it is subject to confusion. It is
sometimes used to mean ONLY color difference
component formats (SMPTE or Beta), and other
times to include RGB format. In any case, a CAV
signal will always require 3 connectors – either Y/RY/B-Y, or R/G/B.
Checkfield – A Checkfield signal is a special test
signal that stresses particular aspects of serial
digital transmission. The performance of the Phase
Locked-Loops (PLLs) in an SDI receiver must be
able to tolerate long runs of 0’s and 1’s. Under
normal conditions, only very short runs of these
are produced due to a scrambling algorithm that
is used. The Checkfield, also referred to as the
Pathological test signal, will “undo” the scrambling
and cause extremely long runs to occur. This test
signal is very useful for testing transmission paths.
Component – In a component video system, the
totality of the image is carried by three separate
but related components. This method provides the
best image fidelity with the fewest artifacts, but
it requires three independent transmission paths
(cables). The commonly used component formats
are Luminance and Color Difference (Y/Pr/Pb),
and RGB. It was far too unwieldy in the early days
of color television to even consider component
transmission.
Composite – Composite television dates back to
the early days of color transmission. This scheme
encodes the color difference information onto a
color subcarrier. The instantaneous phase of the
subcarrier is the color’s hue, and the amplitude is
the color’s saturation or intensity. This subcarrier
is then added onto the existing luminance video
signal. This trick works because the subcarrier is
set at a high enough frequency to leave spectrum
for the luminance information. But it is not a
seamless matter to pull the signal apart again at
the destination in order to display it or process it.
The resultant artifacts of dot crawl (also referred to
as chroma crawl) are only the most obvious result.
Composite television is the most commonly used
format throughout the world, either as PAL or NTSC.
It is also referred to as Encoded video.
Color Difference – Color Difference systems take
advantage of the details of human vision. We
have more acuity in our black and white vision
than we do in color. This means that we need only
the luminance information to be carried at full
bandwidth, we can scrimp on the color channels.
In order to do this, RGB information is converted to
carry all of the luminance (Y is the black and white
of the scene) in a single channel. The other two
channels are used to carry the “color difference”.
Noted as B-Y and R-Y, these two signals describe
how a particular pixel “differs” from being purely
black and white. These channels typically have only
half the bandwidth of the luminance.
so 26 dB is a 20:1 ratio, and 14 dB is a 5:1 ratio.
There are several special cases of the dB scale,
where the reference is implied. Thus, dBm refers
to power relative to 1 milliwatt, and dBu refers to
voltage relative to .775V RMS. The original unit of
measure was the Bel (10 times bigger), named after
Alexander Graham Bell.
dBFS – In Digital Audio systems, the largest numerical
value that can be represented is referred to as Full
Scale. No values or audio levels greater than FS can
be reproduced because they would be clipped. The
nominal operating point (roughly corresponding
to 0 VU) must be set below FS in order to have
headroom for audio peaks. This operating point is
described relative to FS, so a digital reference level
of -20 dBFS has 20 dB of headroom before hitting
the FS clipping point.
DVI – Digital Visual Interface. DVI-I (integrated)
provides both digital and analog connectivity. The
larger group of pins on the connector are digital
while the four pins on the right are analog.
EDH – Error Detection and Handling is a method to
verify proper reception of an SDI or HD SDI signal
at the destination. The originating device inserts a
data packet in the vertical interval of the SDI signal
and every line of the HD signal which contains a
checksum of the entire video frame. This checksum
is formed by adding up the numerical values of
all of the samples in the frame, using a complex
formula. At the destination this same formula is
applied to the incoming video and the resulting
value is compared to the one included in the
transmission. If they match, then the content has all
arrived with no errors. If they don’t, then an error
has occurred.
Embedded Audio – Digital Audio can be carried along
in the same bitstream as an SDI or HD SDI signal by
taking advantage of the gaps in the transmission
which correspond to the horizontal and vertical
intervals of the television waveform. This technique
can be very cost effective in transmission and
routing, but can also add complexity to signal
handling issues because the audio content can no
longer be treated independently of the video.
Decibel (dB) – The decibel is a unit of measure used to
express the ratio in the amplitude or power of two
signals. A difference of 20 dB corresponds to a 10:1
ratio between two signals, 6 dB is approximately a
2:1 ration. Decibels add while the ratios multiply,
185
Eye Pattern – To analyze a digital bitstream, the signal
can be displayed visually on an oscilloscope by
triggering the horizontal timebase with a clock
extracted from the stream. Since the bit positions
in the stream form a very regular cadence, the
resulting display will look like an eye – an oval
with slightly pointed left and right ends. It is easy
to see from this display if the eye is "open", with a
large central area that is free of negative or positive
transitions, or "closed" where those transitions are
encroaching toward the center. In the first case, the
open eye indicates that recovery of data from the
stream can be made reliably and with few errors.
But in the closed case data will be difficult to extract
and bit errors will occur. Generally it is jitter in the
signal that is the enemy of the eye.
Frame Sync – A Frame Synchronizer is used to
synchronize the timing of a video signal to coincide
with a timing reference (usually a color black
signal that is distributed throughout a facility).
The synchronizer accomplishes this by writing
the incoming video into a frame buffer memory
under the timing direction of the sync information
contained in that video. Simultaneously the
memory is being read back by a timing system
that is genlocked to a house reference. As a result,
the timing or alignment of the video frame can be
adjusted so that the scan of the upper left corner
of the image is happening simultaneously on all
sources. This is a requirement for both analog and
digital systems in order to perform video effects or
switch glitch-free in a router. Frame synchronization
can only be performed within a single television line
standard. A synchronizer will not convert an NTSC
signal to a PAL signal, it takes a standards converter
to do that.
Frequency Response – A measurement of the accuracy
of a system to carry or reproduce a range of signal
frequencies. Similar to Bandwidth.
H.264 – The latest salvo in the compression wars is
H.264 which is also known as MPEG-4 Part 10.
MPEG-4 promises good results at just half the bit
rate required by MPEG-2.
HD – High Definition. This two letter acronym has
certainly become very popular. Here we thought it
was all about the pictures – and the radio industry
stole it.
186
HDCP – (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
is a content encryption system for HDMI. It is meant
to prevent copyright content from being copied.
Protected content, like a movie on a Blu-Ray disc
is encrypted by its creator. Devices that want to
display the protected content, like a television,
must have an authorized key in order to decode
the signal and display it. The entity that controls the
HDCP standard strictly limits the kinds of devices
that are allowed decryption keys. Devices that
decrypt the content and provide an unencrypted
copy are not allowed.
HDMI – The High Definition Multimedia Interface
comes to us from the consumer marketplace where
it is becoming the de facto standard for the digital
interconnect of display devices to audio and video
sources. It is an uncompressed, all-digital interface
that transmits digital video and eight channels
of digital audio. HDMI is a bit serial interface that
carries the video content in digital component form
over multiple twisted-pairs. HDMI is closely related
to the DVI interface for desktop computers and their
displays.
IEC – The International Electrotechnical Commission
provides a wide range of worldwide standards.
Among them, they have provided standardization of
the AC power connection to products by means of
an IEC line cord. The connection point uses three flat
contact blades in a triangular arrangement, set in
a rectangular connector. The IEC specification does
not dictate line voltage or frequency. Therefore, the
user must take care to verify that a device either has
a universal input (capable of 90 to 230 volts, either
50 or 60 Hz), or that a line voltage switch, if present,
is set correctly.
Interlace – Human vision can be fooled to see motion
by presenting a series of images, each with a small
change relative to the previous image. In order to
eliminate the flicker, our eyes need to see more
than 30 images per second. This is accomplished
in television systems by dividing the lines that
make up each video frame (which run at 25 or 30
frames per second) into two fields. All of the oddnumbered lines are transmitted in the first field,
the even-numbered lines are in the second field. In
this way, the repetition rate is 50 or 60 Hz, without
using more bandwidth. This trick has worked well
for years, but it introduces other temporal artifacts.
Motion pictures use a slightly different technique to
raise the repetition rate from the original 24 frames
that make up each second of film—they just project
each one twice.
IRE – Video level is measured on the IRE scale, where
0 IRE is black, and 100 IRE is full white. The actual
voltages that these levels correspond to can vary
between formats.
ITU-R 601 – This is the principal standard for standard
definition component digital video. It defines the
luminance and color difference coding system that
is also referred to as 4:2:2. The standard applies
to both PAL and NTSC derived signals. They both
will result in an image that contains 720 pixels
horizontally, with 486 vertical pixels in NTSC, and
576 vertically in PAL. Both systems use a sample
clock rate of 27 MHz, and are serialized at 270 Mb/s.
Jitter – Serial digital signals (either video or audio)
are subject to the effects of jitter. This refers to the
instantaneous error that can occur from one bit
to the next in the exact position of each digital
transition. Although the signal may be at the correct
frequency on average, in the interim it varies. Some
bits come slightly early, others come slightly late.
The measurement of this jitter is given either as the
amount of time uncertainty or as the fraction of a
bit width. For 270 Mb/s SD video, the allowable jitter
is 740 picoseconds, or 0.2 UI (Unit Interval – one
bit width). For 1.485 Gb/s HD, the same 0.2UI spec
corresponds to just 135 pico seconds.
Luminance – The “black & white” content of the image.
Human vision had more acuity in luminance,
so television systems generally devote more
bandwidth to the luminance content. In component
systems, the luminance is referred to as Y.
MPEG – The Moving Picture Experts Group is an
industry group that develops standards for the
compression of moving pictures for television.
Their work is an on-going effort. The understanding
of image processing and information theory is
constantly expanding. And the raw bandwidth of
both the hardware and software used for this work
is ever increasing. Accordingly, the compression
methods available today are far superior to the
algorithms that originally made the real-time
compression and decompression of television
possible. Today, there are many variations of these
techniques, and the term MPEG has to some extent
become a broad generic label.
correctly when, for example, we label as metadata
the timecode which accompanies a video signal.
That timecode tells you something about the
video, i.e. when it was shot, but the timecode in
and of itself is of no interest. But in our industry's
usual slovenly way in matters linguistic, the term
metadata has also come to be used to describe
data that is associated with the primary video in a
datastream. So embedded audio will (incorrectly) be
called metadata when it tells us nothing at all about
the pictures. Oh well.
Multi-mode – Multi-mode fibers have a larger
diameter core than single mode fibers (either 50
or 62.5 microns compared to 9 microns), and a
correspondingly larger aperture. It is much easier
to couple light energy into a multi-mode fiber, but
internal reflections will cause multiple “modes” of
the signal to propagate down the fiber. This will
degrade the ability of the fiber to be used over long
distances. See also Single Mode.
NTSC – The color television encoding system used
in North America was originally defined by the
National Television Standards Committee. This
American standard has also been adopted by
Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. (This
standard is referred to disparagingly as Never Twice
Same Color.)
Optical – An optical interface between two devices
carries data by modulating a light source. This light
source is typically a laser or laser diode (similar to an
LED) which is turned on and off at the bit rate of the
datastream. The light is carried from one device to
another through a glass fiber. The fiber’s core acts as
a waveguide or lightpipe to carry the light energy
from one end to another. Optical transmission
has two very significant advantages over metallic
copper cables. First, it does not require that the two
endpoint devices have any electrical connection
to each other. This can be very advantageous
in large facilities where problems with ground
loops appear. And secondly, and most important,
an optical interface can carry a signal for many
kilometers or miles without any degradation or loss
in the recovered signal. Copper is barely useful at
distances of just 1000 feet.
Metadata – This word comes from the Greek, meta
means 'beyond' or 'after'. When used as a prefix to
'data', it can be thought of as 'data about the data'.
In other words, the metadata in a data stream tells
you about that data – but it is not the data itself. In
the television industry, this word is sometimes used
187
Oversampling – A technique to perform digital
sampling at a multiple of the required sample rate.
This has the advantage of raising the Nyquist Rate
(the maximum frequency that can be reproduced
by a given sample rate) much higher than the
desired passband. This allows the use of more easily
realized anti-alias filters.
PAL – During the early days of color television in North
America, European broadcasters developed a
competing system called Phase Alternation by Line.
This slightly more complex system is better able
to withstand the differential gain and phase errors
that appear in analog amplifiers and transmission
systems. Engineers at the BBC claim that it stands
for Perfection At Last.
Pathological Test Pattern – see Checkfield
Progressive – An imaging scanning technique that
progresses through all of the lines of a frame in a
single pass. Computer monitors all use progressive
displays. This contrasts to the Interlace technique
common to television systems.
Return Loss – An idealized input or output circuit will
exactly match its desired impedance (generally 75
ohms) as a purely resistive element, with no reactive
(capacitive or inductive) elements. In the real
world, we can only approach the ideal. So, our real
inputs and outputs will have some capacitance and
inductance. This will create impedance matching
errors, especially at higher frequencies. The Return
Loss of an input or output measures how much
energy is returned (reflected back due to the
impedance mismatch). For digital circuits, a return
loss of 15 dB is typical. This means that the energy
returned is 15 dB less than the original signal. In
analog circuits, a 40 dB figure is expected.
RGB – RGB systems carry the totality of the picture
information as independent Red, Green, and Blue
signals. Television is an additive color system,
where all three components add to produce white.
Because the luminance (or detail) information is
carried partially in each of the RGB channels, all
three must be carried at full bandwidth in order to
faithfully reproduce an image.
Setup – In the NTSC Analog Composite standard, the
term Setup refers to the addition of an artificial
offset or pedestal to the luminance content. This
places the Black Level of the analog signal 54 mV
(7.5 IRE) positive with respect to ground. The use
188
of Setup is a legacy from the early development
of television receivers in the vacuum tube era. This
positive offset helped to prevent the horizontal
retrace of the electron beam from being visible on
the CRT, even if Brightness and Contrast were misadjusted. While the use of Setup did help to prevent
retrace artifacts, it did so at the expense of dynamic
range (contrast) in the signal because the White
Level of the signal was not changed.
Setup is optional in NTSC systems, but is never
used in PAL systems (see ‘Perfection’ characteristic
of PAL). This legacy of Setup continues to persist in
North American NTSC systems, while it has been
abandoned in Japan.
In the digital component world (SD and HD SDI)
there is obviously no need for, and certainly every
reason to avoid, Setup. In order for the interfaces
between analog and digital systems to operate as
transparently as possible, Setup must be carefully
accounted for in conversion products. When
performing analog to digital conversion, Setup (if
present) must be removed and the signal range
gained up to account for the 7.5% reduction
in dynamic range. And when a digital signal is
converted back to analog form, Setup (if desired
on the output) must be created by reducing the
dynamic range by 7.5% and adding the 54 mV
positive offset. Unfortunately, there is no truly
foolproof algorithm to detect the presence of
Setup automatically, so it’s definitely a case of
installer beware.
ScH Phase – Used in composite systems, ScH Phase
measures the relative phase between the leading
edge of sync on line 1 of field 1 and a continuous
subcarrier sinewave. Due to the arithmetic details of
both PAL and NTSC, this relationship is not the same
at the beginning of each frame. In PAL, the pattern
repeats every 4 frames (8 fields) which is also known
as the Bruch Blanking sequence. In NTSC, the repeat
is every 2 frames (4 fields.) This creates enormous
headaches in editing systems and the system timing
of analog composite facilities.
SDI – Serial Digital Interface. This term refers to inputs
and outputs of devices that support serial digital
component video. This could refer to standard
definition at 270 Mb/s, HD SDI or High Definition
Serial Digital video at 1.485 Gb/s, or to the newer
3G standard of High Definition video at
2.97 Gb/s.
SMPTE – The Society of Motion Picture and Television
Engineers is a professional organization which
has done tremendous work in setting standards
for both the film and television industries. The
term “SMPTE’” is also shorthand for one particular
component video format - luminance and
color difference.
Single Mode – A Single mode (or mono mode) optical
fiber carries an optical signal on a very small
diameter (9 micron) core surrounded with cladding.
The small diameter means that no internally
reflected lightwaves will be propagated. Thus only
the original “mode” of the signal passes down the
fiber. A single mode fiber used in an optical SDI
system can carry a signal for up to 20 kilometers.
Single mode fibers require particular care in their
installation due to the extremely small optical
aperture that they present at splice and connection
points. See also Multi-mode.
TBC – A Time Base Corrector is a system to reduce the
Time Base Error in a signal to acceptable levels. It
accomplishes this by using a FIFO (First In, First Out)
memory. The incoming video is written into the
memory using its own jittery timing. This operation
is closely associated with the actual digitization of
the analog signal because the varying position of
the sync timing must be mimicked by the sampling
function of the analog to digital converter. A second
timing system, genlocked to a stable reference, is
used to read the video back out of the memory. The
memory acts as a dynamically adjusting delay to
smooth out the imperfections in the original signal’s
timing. Very often a TBC will also function as a Frame
Synchronizer. See also Frame Sync.
Time Base Error – Time base error is present when
there is excessive jitter or uncertainty in the line
to line output timing of a video signal. This is
commonly associated with playback from video
tape recorders, and is particularly severe with
consumer type heterodyne systems like VHS.
Time base error will render a signal unusable for
broadcast or editing purposes.
Timecode – Timecode, a method to uniquely identify
and label every frame in a video stream, has
become one of the most recognized standards
ever developed by SMPTE. It uses a 24 hour clock,
consisting of hours, minutes, seconds, and television
frames. Originally recorded on a spare audio track,
this 2400 baud signal was a significant contributor
to the development of video tape editing. We
now refer to this as LTC or Longitudinal Time Code
because it was carried along the edge of the tape.
This allowed it to be recovered in rewind and fast
forward when the picture itself could not. Timecode
continues to be useful today and is carried in the
vertical interval as VITC, and as a digital packet as
DVITC. Timecode is the true metadata.
Tri-Level Sync – For many, many years, television
systems used composite black as a genlock
reference source. This was a natural evolution from
analog systems to digital implementations. With
the advent of High Definition television, with even
higher data rates and tighter jitter requirements,
problems with this legacy genlock signal surfaced.
Further, a reference signal with a 50 or 60 Hz frame
rate was useless with 24 Hz HD systems running at
film rates. Today we can think of composite black as
a bi-level sync signal – it has two levels, one at sync
tip and one at blanking. For HD systems, Tri-Level
Sync, which has the same blanking level (at ground)
of bi-level sync, but the sync pulse now has both
a negative and a positive element. This keeps the
signal symmetrically balanced so that its DC content
is zero. And it also means that the timing pickoff
point is now at the point where the signal crosses
blanking and is no longer subject to variation with
amplitude. This makes Tri-Level Sync a much more
robust signal and one which can be delivered with
less jitter.
USB – The Universal Serial Bus, developed in the
computer industry to replace the previously
ubiquitous RS-232 serial interface, now appears in
many different forms and with many different uses.
It actually forms a small local area network, allowing
multiple devices to coexist on a single bus where
they can be individually addressed and accessed.
VGA – Video Graphics Array. Traditional 15-pin, analog
interface between a PC and monitor.
WSS – Wide Screen Signaling is used in the PAL/625
video standards, both in analog and digital form,
to convey information about the aspect ratio and
format of the transmitted signal. Carried in the
vertical interval, much like closed captioning, it can
be used to signal a television receiver to adjust
its vertical or horizontal sizing to reflect incoming
material. Although an NTSC specification for WSS
exists, it never achieved any traction in
the marketplace.
189
Word Clock – Use of Word Clock to genlock digital
audio devices developed in the audio recording
industry. Early digital audio products were
interconnected with a massive parallel connector
carrying a twisted pair for every bit in the digital
audio word. A clock signal, which is a square wave
at the audio sampling frequency, is carried on a 75
ohm coaxial cable. Early systems would daisy chain
this 44.1 or 48 kilohertz clock from one device to
another with coax cable and Tee connectors. On the
rising edge of this Work Clock these twisted pairs
would carry the left channel, while on the falling
edge, they would carry the right channel. In most
television systems using digital audio, the audio
sample clock frequency (and hence the 'genlock'
between the audio and video worlds) is derived
from the video genlock signal. But products that
are purely audio, with no video reference capability,
may still require Word Clock.
YUV – Strictly speaking, YUV does not apply to
component video. The letters refer to the Luminance
(Y), and the U and V encoding axes using in the PAL
composite system. Since the U axis is very close to
the B-Y axis, and the V axis is very close to the R-Y
axis, YUV is often used as a sort of shorthand for the
more long-winded “Y/R-Y/B-Y”.
Y/Cr/Cb – In digital component video, the luminance
component is Y, and the two color difference signals
are Cr (R-Y) and Cb (B-Y).
Y/Pr/Pb – In analog component video, the image is
carried in three components. The luminance is Y, the
R-Y color difference signal is Pr, and the B-Y color
difference signal is Pb.
190
191
Who is Ensemble Designs?
By Engineers, For Engineers
In 1989, a former television station engineer who loved designing
and building video equipment, decided to start a new company.
He relished the idea of taking an existing group of equipment
and adding a few special pieces in order to create an even more
elegant ensemble. So, he designed and built his first product and
the company was born.
Focused On What You Need
As the company has grown, more former TV station engineers
have joined Ensemble Designs and this wealth of practical
experience fuels the company’s innovation. Everyone at the
company is focused on providing the very equipment you need
to complete your ensemble of video and audio gear. We offer
those special pieces that tie everything together so that when
combined, the whole ensemble is exactly what you need.
BrightEye video and audio converters, scan
converters, and audio embedders are used
worldwide in broadcast, mobile, production,
and post. Reliable and easy to use.
Notably Great Service for You
We listen to you – just tell us what you need and we’ll do our best
to build it. We are completely focused on you and the equipment
you need. Being privately held means we don’t have to worry
about a big board of directors or anything else that might take
attention away from real business. And, you can be sure that when
you call a real person will answer the phone. We love this business
and we’re here to stay.
Everything is made at Ensemble
Designs in Nevada City, California.
Bricks and Mortar of Your Facility
The bricks and mortar of a facility include pieces like video
converters, up/downconverters, audio embedders, switchers,
routers, protection switches, multiviewers and SPGs for SD, HD
and 3Gb/s. That’s what we’re focused on, that’s all we do – we
make proven and reliable signal processing and infrastructure
gear for video facilities worldwide, for you.
Shipped with care to television broadcasters and
video facilities all over the world.
And consider our Avenue product line when you
need modular video and audio processing.
Come on by and visit us.
Drop in for lunch and a tour!
Our Commitment to You:
• Free software upgrades for life
• 24/7 technical support
• Five-year warranty
• Everything is designed and built in California by Ensemble Designs
Sales and Technical Support
+1 530.478.1830
FAX
+1 530.478.1832
Mailing Address
Ensemble Designs
PO Box 993
Grass Valley CA 95945 USA
Shipping Address
Ensemble Designs
870 Gold Flat Rd.
Nevada City CA 95959 USA
Web and Online Support:
Ensemble Designs Product and Customer Service Support
www.ensembledesigns.com/support.html
[email protected]
Ensemble Designs Sales
[email protected]
Due to ongoing product development, all specifications are subject to change.
Five-Year Warranty
We warrant our products for a period of five years from purchase to be free of defects in
materials and workmanship. During the warranty period products will be repaired or replaced at
our discretion. Warranty work is performed at Ensemble Designs.
February 2016
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement