Ensemble Designs BrightEye 93 Specifications

Ensemble Designs BrightEye 93 Specifications
Purveyors of Fine Video Gear – Loved by Engineers Worldwide
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.
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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.
BrightEye — palm sized video and audio conversion,
HD up/down conversion and test signal generators with
3G, HD, SD, ASI video, audio and optical choices.
Everything is made at our factory in
Nevada City, California.
Bricks and Mortar of Your Facility
The bricks and mortar of a facility include pieces like
up/downconverters, audio embedders, video converters,
protection switches 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 facilites worldwide, for you.
Shipped with care to video facilities
all over the world.
And consider our Avenue product line when
you need a modular system.
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Table of Contents (by function)
Scan Converter
BrightEye Mitto
3G/HD/SD Scan Converter..................................................................................................................................... 24
HDMI Converters
BrightEye Mitto
3G/HD/SD Scan Converter..................................................................................................................................... 24
BrightEye 72
3G/HD/SD SDI to Analog Component Converter and HDMI.................................................................................104
BrightEye 81
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter........................................................................................................................114
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter.................................................................................... 116
BrightEye 83 HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter........................................................................................................................118
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter....................................................................................120
BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with AES Audio.........................................................................................122
BrightEye 90-A
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with Analog Audio . ..................................................................................126
BrightEye 90-F
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with AES Audio & Optical Output . .................................................................130
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with Analog Audio & Optical Output..............................................................134
BrightEye 91
HD Upconverter with AES Audio ......................................................................................................................................138
BrightEye 91-A
HD Upconverter with Analog Audio.................................................................................................................................142
BrightEye 92-A
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio............................................................................................................................146
BrightEye 92-M
HD Downconverter.............................................................................................................................................................150
BrightEye 92-MA HD Downconverter with Analog Audio............................................................................................................................152
BrightEye 93
HD Cross Converter...........................................................................................................................................................154
BrightEye 94
SD Aspect Ratio Converter...............................................................................................................................................156
High Definition Video
BrightEye Mitto
3G/HD/SD Scan Converter..................................................................................................................................... 24
BrightEye 11-HD HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter........................................................................................................................... 38
BrightEye 41 Analog Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier................................................................................. 70
BrightEye 42 HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier....................................................................................................................... 72
BrightEye 43 3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier................................................................................................................. 74
BrightEye 45 HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. ....................................................................................................... 76
BrightEye 46
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter.................................................................................................. 78
BrightEye 47 HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter ........................................................................................................ 80
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter.................................................................................................. 82
BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator...................................................................................... 88
BrightEye 57 3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. .............................................................................. 92
BrightEye 70 HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder. ................................................................................................................ 96
BrightEye 71 HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder..............................................................................100
BrightEye 72 3G/HD/SD SDI to Analog Component Converter and HDMI ................................................................................104
BrightEye 73 HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out ...........................................................................................................106
BrightEye 74
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out ............................................................................................108
BrightEye 75 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter...................................................................................................................110
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter with Optical Out ......................................................................................112
BrightEye 81
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter........................................................................................................................114
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter.................................................................................... 116
BrightEye 83 HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter........................................................................................................................118
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter....................................................................................120
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BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with AES Audio.........................................................................................122
BrightEye 90-A
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with Analog Audio . ..................................................................................126
BrightEye 90-F
HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with AES Audio & Optical Output . .................................................................130
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter & ARC with Analog Audio & Optical Output..............................................................134
BrightEye 91
HD Upconverter with AES Audio ......................................................................................................................................138
BrightEye 91-A
HD Upconverter with Analog Audio.................................................................................................................................142
BrightEye 92-A
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio............................................................................................................................146
BrightEye 92-M
HD Downconverter.............................................................................................................................................................150
BrightEye 92-MA HD Downconverter with Analog Audio............................................................................................................................152
BrightEye 93
HD Cross Converter...........................................................................................................................................................154
BrightEye 94
SD Aspect Ratio Converter...............................................................................................................................................156
3 Gb/s High Definition Video
BrightEye Mitto 3G/HD/SD Scan Converter..................................................................................................................................... 24
BrightEye 43 3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier................................................................................................................. 74
BrightEye 46
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter.................................................................................................. 78
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter.................................................................................................. 82
BrightEye 57 3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. .............................................................................. 92
BrightEye 72
3G/HD/SD SDI to Analog Component Converter and HDMI............................................................................104
BrightEye 81
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter........................................................................................................................114
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter.................................................................................... 116
BrightEye 83 HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter........................................................................................................................118
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter....................................................................................120
Analog to Digital Converters
BrightEye 1
Analog/SD SDI to SDI/Optical Converter with TBC/Frame Sync...................................................................... 26
BrightEye 2
Analog to SD SDI Converter................................................................................................................................. 28
BrightEye 3
Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC Frame Sync. ........................................................................................... 30
BrightEye 25 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder.................................................................. 56
BrightEye 26 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder .................................................... 58
BrightEye 75 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter...................................................................................................................110
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter with Optical Out.......................................................................................112
Digital to Analog Converters
BrightEye 11
SD SDI to Analog Converter................................................................................................................................. 36
BrightEye 11-HD HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter........................................................................................................................... 38
BrightEye 15 SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock.................................................................................... 40
BrightEye 16 SD SDI to Analog Video Converter with Frame Sync /Genlock and Audio Disembedder. .............................. 42
BrightEye 72
3G/HD/SD SDI to Analog Component Converter and HDMI. ...........................................................................104
Audio Embedders, Disembedders, and Converters
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BrightEye 20
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder.................................................................................................. 44
BrightEye 21 AES/SD SDI Embedder......................................................................................................................................... 48
BrightEye 22
SD SDI/AES Disembedder.................................................................................................................................... 50
BrightEye 23
Analog Audio/SD SDI Embedder.......................................................................................................................... 52
BrightEye 24
SD SDI to Analog Converter and Disembedder.................................................................................................. 54
BrightEye 25 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder.................................................................. 56
BrightEye 26 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder. ................................................... 58
BrightEye 30
Audio ADC and DAC, Bi-directional. .................................................................................................................... 60
BrightEye 30-D
Audio ADC and DAC, Bi-directional, Delay.......................................................................................................... 64
BrightEye 70 HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder. ................................................................................................................ 96
BrightEye 71 HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder..............................................................................100
BrightEye 72
3G/HD/SD SDI to Analog Component Converter and HDMI. ...........................................................................104
BrightEye 73 HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out............................................................................................................106
BrightEye 74
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out ............................................................................................108
BrightEye 75 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter...................................................................................................................110
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter with Optical Out.......................................................................................112
Distribution Amplifiers
BrightEye 33
Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier .................................................................................................................. 66
BrightEye 40 SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier .......................................................................................................... 68
BrightEye 41 Analog Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier................................................................................. 70
BrightEye 42 HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier....................................................................................................................... 72
BrightEye 43 3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier................................................................................................................. 74
ASI
BrightEye 42 HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier....................................................................................................................... 72
BrightEye 43 3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier................................................................................................................. 74
BrightEye 45 HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter (Transmitter)................................................................................ 76
BrightEye 46
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter.................................................................................................. 78
BrightEye 47 HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter (Receiver). .................................................................................... 80
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter.................................................................................................. 82
Fiber Optic
BrightEye Mitto 3G/HD/SD Scan Converter..................................................................................................................................... 24
BrightEye 1
Analog/SD SDI to SDI/Optical Converter with TBC/Frame Sync (Transmitter).............................................. 26
BrightEye 10
Optical/SD SDI to Analog/SDI Converter (Receiver)......................................................................................... 34
BrightEye 26 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder (Transmitter)............................ 58
BrightEye 45 HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter (Transmitter)................................................................................ 76
BrightEye 46
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter (Transmitter).......................................................................... 78
BrightEye 47 HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter (Receiver). .................................................................................... 80
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter (Receiver)............................................................................... 82
BrightEye 73 HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out (Transmitter). ..................................................................................106
BrightEye 74
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out (Receiver). ........................................................................108
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter with Optical Out (Transmitter). .............................................................112
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter.................................................................................... 116
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter....................................................................................120
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Output (Transmitter). ......................130
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output (Transmitter)..................134
Sync Pulse/Test Signal Generators
BrightEye 54
Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator....................................................................................................... 84
BrightEye 55 Genlockable Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator................................................................................. 86
BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator...................................................................................... 88
BrightEye 57 3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. .............................................................................. 92
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Table of Contents (by numerical order)
Functional Chart ..................................................................................................................................................................................6
Overview
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BrightEye Mac and PC Software. ...........................................................................................................................................................9
BrightPak Portable Field Kit................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Applications
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BrightEye Mitto 3G/HD/SD Scan Converter..................................................................................................................................... 24
BrightEye 1
Analog/SD SDI to SDI/Optical Converter with TBC/Frame Sync...................................................................... 26
BrightEye 2
Analog to SD SDI Converter................................................................................................................................. 28
BrightEye 3
Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC Frame Sync. ........................................................................................... 30
BrightEye 5
Analog Composite TBC Frame Sync. .................................................................................................................. 32
BrightEye 10
Optical/SD SDI to Analog/SDI Converter............................................................................................................ 34
BrightEye 11
SD SDI to Analog Converter................................................................................................................................. 36
BrightEye 11-HD HD/SD SDI to Analog Converter........................................................................................................................... 38
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BrightEye 15 SD SDI to Analog Converter with Frame Sync/Genlock.................................................................................... 40
BrightEye 16 SD SDI to Analog Video Converter with Frame Sync /Genlock and Audio Disembedder. .............................. 42
BrightEye 20
Analog Audio/AES Embedder or Disembedder.................................................................................................. 44
BrightEye 21 AES/SD SDI Embedder......................................................................................................................................... 48
BrightEye 22
SD SDI/AES Disembedder.................................................................................................................................... 50
BrightEye 23
Analog Audio/SD SDI Embedder.......................................................................................................................... 52
BrightEye 24
SD SDI to Analog Converter and Disembedder.................................................................................................. 54
BrightEye 25 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI Converter with TBC and Embedder.................................................................. 56
BrightEye 26 Analog Video/Audio to SD SDI/Optical Converter with TBC and Embedder. ................................................... 58
BrightEye 30
Audio ADC and DAC, Bi-directional. .................................................................................................................... 60
BrightEye 30-D
Audio ADC and DAC, Bi-directional, Delay.......................................................................................................... 64
BrightEye 33
Analog Audio Distribution Amplifier .................................................................................................................. 66
BrightEye 40 SD SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier .......................................................................................................... 68
BrightEye 41 Analog Video/AES/Tri-Level Sync Distribution Amplifier................................................................................. 70
BrightEye 42 HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier....................................................................................................................... 72
BrightEye 43 3G/HD/SD/ASI Distribution Amplifier................................................................................................................. 74
BrightEye 45 HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter. ....................................................................................................... 76
BrightEye 46
3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter.................................................................................................. 78
BrightEye 47 HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter. ....................................................................................................... 80
BrightEye 48 3G/HD/SD/ASI Optical to Electrical Converter.................................................................................................. 82
BrightEye 54
Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator....................................................................................................... 84
BrightEye 55 Genlockable Sync Generator and Test Signal Generator................................................................................. 86
BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator...................................................................................... 88
BrightEye 57 3G/HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator. .............................................................................. 92
BrightEye 70 HD/SD AES Embedder/Disembedder. ................................................................................................................ 96
BrightEye 71 HD/SD 8 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder..............................................................................100
BrightEye 72
3G/HD/SD SDI to Analog Component Converter and HDMI. ...........................................................................104
BrightEye 73 HD/SD AES Embedder with Optical Out............................................................................................................106
BrightEye 74
Optical Disembedder with HD/SD Electrical Out. ...........................................................................................108
BrightEye 75 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter...................................................................................................................110
BrightEye 76 HD/SD Analog to Digital Converter with Optical Out.......................................................................................112
BrightEye 81
3G/HD/SD SDI to HDMI Converter........................................................................................................................114
BrightEye 81-F Optical to HDMI and 3G/HD/SD SDI Electrical Converter.................................................................................... 116
BrightEye 83 HDMI to 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter........................................................................................................................118
BrightEye 83-F HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G/HD/SD SDI Converter.................................................................................... 116
BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio.................................................................................122
BrightEye 90-A HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio............................................................................126
BrightEye 90-F HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with AES Audio and Optical Output................................................130
BrightEye 90-FA HD Up/Down/Cross Converter and ARC with Analog Audio and Optical Output...........................................134
BrightEye 91 HD Upconverter with AES Audio........................................................................................................................138
BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio. .................................................................................................................142
BrightEye 92-A HD Downconverter with Analog Audio. ............................................................................................................146
BrightEye 92-M HD Downconverter.............................................................................................................................................150
BrightEye 92-MA HD Downconverter with Analog Audio. ............................................................................................................152
BrightEye 93 HD Cross Converter. ..........................................................................................................................................154
BrightEye 94 SD Aspect Ratio Converter................................................................................................................................156
Glossary
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Up to 6 BrightEye Units in 1RU
1.5 and 3G HD, SD, Audio, Optical, HDMI
HD Up/Down/Cross Converters
Sync Pulse Generator
Video and Audio Converters
Small! Just 143 mm x 20 mm (0.58 kg)
5.7” x 0.8” (1.25 lbs)
TBCs and Frame Syncs
Embedders/Disembedders
5 Year Warranty
Compact Video, Audio and Optical Converters
Over 45 Units to Choose From
A Complete 3G Signal Chain
The BrightEye™ line of compact converters from Ensemble
Designs is a complete conversion solution. With over 45
different BrightEye units to choose from, you’ll find the
right unit for your video processing needs. These selfcontained 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. Additionally,
with fiber optic I/O choices, BrightEye can take you farther
than any ordinary converter.
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.
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 HD Tri-Level Sync to a non-linear 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.
For facilities using 3G the issue of monitoring the signal
becomes a challenge. The BrightEye 72 is an HD/SD/3G
digital to analog video converter with an HDMI confidence
monitor out that provides a convenient way to monitor any
type of digital video signal. A 3G video signal can be easily
viewed via the HDMI output.
BEPS
BrightEye Mac and PC software
BEPS6
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.
Used Worldwide
Their compact size lets you put conversion right where
it’s needed: in a remote truck, on a helicopter or in a TV
station. Reliable and easy to install, these units make your
transition to HD simple. And they’re affordable too!
Order Info
BEPS
BEPS6
BEBP
BEAC
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BEPS6-RP
BERKMT
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BrightEye Individual Power Supply
Spider Power Supply powers 6 single high BrightEyes
or 3 double high BrightEyes (BrightEye 90 family)
Redundant Power Supply for Spider
BrightEye™ Rack Mount (holds 3 to 6 BrightEyes)
1RU. 6"/152.4 mm deep, 3 lbs/1.4 kg
BrightEye Blank Panel (single high, for empty slots
in Rack Mount)
Analog Audio Breakout Cable
Fiber Optic Interfaces
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, multimode 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
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BrightPak
TM
Portable, Rugged Field Kit for BrightEyes
Use this sturdy, portable case with BrightEyes in the
field. This rugged case makes it convenient to have
upconverters, sync pulse generators, fiber transmitters
and more wherever you need them.
Field acquisition
BrightPak is modular and that means all BrightEyes, from
the 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.
Field reporting
Field HD source
Telco kit
Mobile applications
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.
On location, it’s the interface point for
picture, sound, and communication.
When equipped with bi-directional fiber, BrightPak supports
outbound sound and picture, with return video, sound, and ifb.
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Easily Configured For Your
Needs in the Field
Pelican 1430 Top Loader Case
Modified with side opening for connector bay and Anton/
Bauer Battery Gold Mount.
Machined aluminum top plate and framework
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.
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.
Built from a tough, Pelican case, it will stand up to a
lot of abuse.
Connector Support
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 positions
(connectors not included)
• 1 Mounting position for Stratos HMA Flange mount expanded beam optical connector (connector not
included)
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.
Configure the versatile connector bay to provide exactly
the inputs and outputs you need.
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.
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Order Info
BEPAK
BEPAKEXT
BrightPak Basic – Portable, Rugged Field Case for
BrightEyes. Comes in Kit Form
BrightPak Basic Extension Kit
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
6 Mounting Blocks for BrightEye (2 per BrightEye)
Modular design makes configuration easy. The entire
assembly removes from the case for cabling.
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. D to A, Audio Embedding, Bar
Generator with Slate, just choose the functions you need.
Accepts wide range of industry standard connectors and
accessories allowing total customization.
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Automatically detects and switches seamlessly to
AC Power when available.
Field News Acquisition
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.
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
BrightEye 47 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 demuxed into SDI, composite and analog audio for monitoring purposes.
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Composite, Y/C, YPrPb
SD SDI
Reference
BrightEye 1
SD SDI
Optical
BrightEye 2
Composite, Y/C, YPrPb
SD SDI
BrightEye 3
Composite, Y/C, YPrPb
Reference
SD SDI
BrightEye 5
Composite
Reference
Composite
BrightEye 10
Optical
SD SDI
SD SDI
Composite, Y/C,
YPrPb, RGB
BrightEye 11
SD SDI
Composite, Y/C,
YPrPb, RGB
BrightEye 11-HD
HD or SD SDI
Composite, Y/C,
YPrPb, RGB
BrightEye 15
SD SDI
Reference
Composite
BrightEye 16
Embedded SD SDI
Reference
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Composite
Analog Audio
Demux
BrightEye 20
SD SDI
AES
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
Mux
SD SDI
AES
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 21
SD SDI
AES
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 22
SD SDI
AES
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 23
SD SDI
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 24
Composite
Analog Audio
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 25
Composite
Analog Audio
Reference
Embedded SD SDI
BrightEye 26
Composite
Analog Audio
Reference
Embedded SD SDI
Optical
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BrightEye 30 and 30-D
Bi-Directional Converter
AES
Analog Audio
Analog Audio
AES
4 Channel Converter
AES
Analog Audio
4 Channel Converter
Sample Rate Converter
AES
AES
Analog Audio
44.1 KHz
48 KHz
AES
BrightEye 40
SD SDI
Analog Video
or
HD Tri-Level Sync
or
AES
SD SDI
BrightEye 41
Follows Input
BrightEye 42
HD or SD SDI
Follows Input
AES
BrightEye 43
3G, HD or SD SDI
Follows Input
AES
BrightEye 45
HD or SD SDI
ASI
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BrightEye 46
3G, HD or SD SDI
Optical
ASI
BrightEye 47
HD or SD SDI
ASI
Optical
BrightEye 48
3G, HD or SD SDI
ASI
Optical
BrightEye 54
SPG/TSG
SPG/TSG
BrightEye 55
Reference
SPG/TSG
BrightEye 56
Reference
SPG/TSG
Reference
BrightEye 57
SD SDI
Composite Video
AES
Analog Audio
HD Tri-Level Sync
SD SDI
Composite Video
AES
Analog Audio
HD Tri-Level Sync
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
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Demux
BrightEye 70
Embedded SDI
HD or SD
SDI
AES
Mux
HD or SD SDI
AES
Embedded SDI
BrightEye 71
Demux
Embedded SDI
HD or SDI
SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Mux
HD or SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Embedded SDI
BrightEye 72
HD YPrPb, HD RGB
SD YPrPb, SD RGB
HDMI
3G, HD or SD SDI
BrightEye 73
HD or SD SDI
AES
Optical
BrightEye 74
HD or SD SDI
AES
Optical
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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
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Optical
BrightEye 90
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
Downconverter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Cross Converter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
AES (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
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
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
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BrightEye 90-A
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Ref
Downconverter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Cross Converter
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Analog Audio Monitor
Aspect Ratio Converter
Analog Video
Embedded SD SDI
Ref
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
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BrightEye 90-F
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
Downconverter
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
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BrightEye 90-FA
Upconverter
Composite
SD SDI
Analog Audio (8 ch)
Ref
Downconverter
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
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
8 channels of audio I/O selectable as 8 in or 8 out or 4 in and 4 out
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Upconverter
BrightEye 91
Composite
SD SDI
AES (8 ch)
Ref
Upconverter
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
Downconverter
BrightEye 92-MA
HD SDI
SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio
Embedded HD SDI
Crossconverter
BrightEye 93
Embedded HD SDI
Ref
Aspect Ratio Converter
Composite
Embedded SD SDI
Ref
Embedded HD SDI
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
BrightEye 94
Embedded SD SDI
Composite
HDMI
Analog Audio Monitor
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BrightEye Mitto
3G / HD / SD Scan Converter
YouTube™ Video to Air Made Simple
BrightEye™ Mitto is a high performance scan converter that
supports SD, HD and 3G video signals.
For broadcasters who find they are relying on video content
from the web, BrightEye Mitto offers the best way to take
computer video to air. Video that once seemed constrained
by your computer desktop can now be used for the most
demanding broadcast and display applications.
Exclusive Filtering and Scaling Technology
A superior quality scan converter, BrightEye Mitto
has the advantage of proprietary scaling technology
and exclusive multi-tap filtering. 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.
Bringing progressive images from the desktop into the
interlaced world of video used to be a compromise
between sharp details versus interfield flicker. Mitto’s
advanced filtering satisfies both of these seemingly
contradictory requirements. The result is that the output
looks as good, or better, than the original and passes the
most stringent testing.
Digital and Analog Video and Audio
The intuitive front panel interface makes it easy to choose
the desired video output format. Choices are 1.5 and
3 Gb/s HD SDI and SD SDI. Composite video is simultaneously output on a separate BNC. The genlock reference
input allows the video outputs to be timed to house.
The audio input accepts either AES digital audio or analog
audio. Audio is embedded into the SDI outputs which is
required for many high-end applications.
Amazingly Simple and Effective User Interface
The included Mac/PC application let’s you simply use
your mouse to click and drag over the specific portion of
computer video that you want to output. The beauty of
this user interface is that you can see which parts of the
screen you don’t want to output, as well as the parts you
do want to use. The perspective of seeing the whole screen
gives you the ability to choose exactly which portion of the
video you want to output. And it’s easy to use. Whether you
output the entire screen of just a selected portion, you’ll
be able to see exactly what you are doing. Plus, presets
enable you to store your favorite settings.
Free Software Upgrades Forever
BrightEye Mitto’s software is easily upgraded through
the unit’s USB port. Software upgrades are available for
no charge for the life of the product and are conveniently
downloadable from the Ensemble Designs web site.
Every unit comes with a five-year warranty.
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High performance scan converter
Outputs 1.5 and 3 Gb/s HD, SD SDI and composite video
DVI and VGA I/O, HDMI support with an adaptor
Analog audio and AES digital audio input
Easy-to-use Mac and PC user interface
Use a mouse to select what part of the video you want to output
Intuitive front panel controls
Easily adjust video parameters and select video output format
Genlock and time to house reference
Proprietary scaling and multi-tap filtering system
Rackmountable
Memory presets for your favorite settings
5-year warranty and free software upgrades
BrightEye™ Mitto
Specifications
Computer Input
Number
Type
Connector
Resolution
One
DVI or VGA
(Supports HDMI with adaptor)
DVI-I
Up to 1920 x 1200
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One, BNC
1 V P-P Composite Video
PAL, NTSC, Tri-Level Sync
75 Ω
>40 dB
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
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Two (four channels)
AES3id, S/PDIF
1/8” mini jack
20 and 24 Bit
30 KHz to 192 KHz
(Sample Rate Converted
Internally to 48KHz)
Sample Application
Serial Digital Output
Number
Signal Type Audio
Impedance Return Loss Output DC Two, BNC
1.485 Gb/s HD, 2.97 Gb/s HD
or 270 Mb/s SD SDI
Embedded
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output DC One, BNC
Composite PAL or NTSC
>40 dB
<100 mV
Computer Monitor Output
Number
Type
Connector
Format
One, looping
DVI or VGA
(Supports HDMI with adaptor)
DVI-I
Follows input
RS-232 Control
Number Connector
One
9 pin D
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 1.6” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Mitto Defined:
• comes from the Latin root for transmit or send
• it’s also the root word of uncompromising
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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.
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.
Use with Cameras, Satellite Receivers and VHS Decks
Analog and SD SDI Input
SD SDI and Optical Output
TBC and Frame Sync
12 Bit
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Specifications
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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Analog to SDI Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
Composite and Y
Pr, Pb
Minimum Delay
Analog Input
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
Reference Input
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
One
1 V P-P Composite Video,
PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Maximum length Fiber Type
Connector
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
(Optical equivalent of 259M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
–7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
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
Cpst, Y In
Pr, C In
12 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
SD SDI Out
SDI, Pb In
TBC/
Frame Sync
SDI
Deserializer
Proc
Amp
Serializer
Optical Out
Bar
Generator
Reference In
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BrightEye 2
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.
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.
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
12 Bit
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BrightEye 2
Specifications
Analog Input
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
Serial Digital Output
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Analog to SDI Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
Composite and Y
Pr, Pb
Minimum Delay
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
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
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply
not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Pb In
Pr, C In
Source
Select
Cpst, Y In
12 bit
Video
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
SD SDI Out
Proc
Amp
Serializer
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BrightEye 3
Analog to SD SDI Converter with TBC
and Frame Sync
BrightEye 3 is an agile Time Base Corrector / 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 into non-linear editing systems.
Use with Cameras, Satellite Receivers and VHS Decks
Analog Input
SD SDI Output
TBC and Frame Sync
12 Bit
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BrightEye 3
Specifications
Analog Input
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
Serial Digital Output
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Analog to SDI Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
Composite and Y
Pr, Pb
Minimum Delay
Reference Input
Number Type
Impedance
Return Loss
One
1 V P-P Composite Video,
PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
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
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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.
Use with VCR’s, cameras, satellite receivers
Analog Video Inputs and Outputs
TBC and Frame Sync
12 bit processing
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BrightEye 5
Specifications
Analog Video Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Input DC Input Hum One
NTSC, PAL Composite
75 Ω
>40 dB, DC to 5.5Mhz
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
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 Output ScH Timing Resolution
±0.1 dB , 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<±2°
<1°
<1%
>65 dB
Infinite (with respect to reference)
Phase matches reference
Adjustable to within 1° of subcarrier
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output DC Two
Composite PAL or NTSC
(follows input)
>40 dB
<100 mV
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
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
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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.
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.
Use with VCR’s, cameras, satellite receivers
Analog Video Inputs and Outputs
TBC and Frame Sync
12 bit processing
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BrightEye 10
Specifications
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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Optical Input
Number Type
Wavelength
Receiver sensitivity Maximum length Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
1310 nm
–18 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
Analog Output
Number Type
Return Loss
Output DC
One
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
>40 dB
None (AC coupled)
Serial Digital Output
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
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
SD SDI Out
Cpst, Y, G Out
SD SDI In
Optical In
Reclocker
Deserializer
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
C, Pr, R Out
Y, Pb, B Out
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BrightEye 11
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).
12 bit processing and conversion at 8 x oversampling mean
the best looking images possible.
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.
Use with Monitors, VTRs and Projectors
SD SDI Input
Analog Composite Output
Component, S-Video Output
12 Bit
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BrightEye 11
Specifications
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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Analog Output
Number Type
Return Loss
Output DC
One component or
one composite and one Y/C
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
>40 dB
None (AC coupled)
Serial Digital Output
Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
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
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
SD SDI Out
Cpst, Y, G Out
SD SDI In
Reclocker
Deserializer
Front Panel Controls
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
C, Pr, R Out
Y, Pb, B Out
Gain Adjust
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BrightEye 11-HD
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.
12 bit processing and conversion at 8 x oversampling mean
the best looking images possible.
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
SD SDI Input
Analog Composite Output
Component, S-Video Output
12 Bit
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BrightEye 11-HD
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
or SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
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
Analog Output
HD input yields HD analog out,
SD input yields SD analog out
Number Type
Return Loss
Output DC
One component or
one composite and one Y/C
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
NTSC, PAL Composite
NTSC, PAL S-Video
>40 dB
None (AC coupled)
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length 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
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
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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.
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.
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
Analog Video Output
Timing Control for Output
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BrightEye 15
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
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
Reference Input
Number Type
Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video,
PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss
Output Two
Composite PAL or NTSC
(follows input)
>40 dB
DC < 100 mV
SD SDI In
Reclocker
Deserializer
SDI to Analog Performance
Bit Resolution Signal to Noise Timing Window Output Timing Resolution Frequency Response K Factor ScH Phase Error Differential Phase Differential Gain 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%
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
TBC/
Frame
Sync
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
Composite Out 1
Composite Out 2
Ref In
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BrightEye 16
SD SDI to Analog Video Converter
with Frame Sync / Genlock and
Audio Disembedder
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.
With timing controls, proc adjustments, and a built-in audio
mixer, BrightEye 16 provides a complete solution for digital
to analog conversion.
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.
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.
Feed Analog Switchers and Routers
SD SDI Input
Analog Video Output
Timing Control for Output
Audio Disembedding
Analog Audio Outputs
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BrightEye 16
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
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
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video,
PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output Two
Composite PAL or NTSC
(follows input)
>40 dB
DC < 100 mV
SDI to Analog Performance
Bit Resolution Signal to Noise Timing Window Output Timing Resolution Frequency Response K Factor ScH Phase Error Differential Phase Differential Gain 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
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Ref In
SD SDI In
Reclocker
Deserializer
Disembedder
Ch 1/2
TBC/
Frame
Sync
12 bit
D to A
Converter
and
Video
Encoder
Composite Out 1
Composite Out 2
Balanced
Audio
Outputs
Ch 3/4
Ch 1
Mixer
Shuffler
Audio
DAC
Ch 2
Ch 3
Ch 4
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BrightEye 20
Analog Audio / AES Embedder
or Disembedder
BrightEye 20 is a versatile audio Mux/Demux. With
SDI video I/O, and both analog and AES I/O, it is field
configurable for embedding or disembedding.
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 601 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.
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
Analog and Digital Outputs
Use in Desktop and Broadcast Applications
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BrightEye 20
Specifications
Video 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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Video Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
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)
Reference Level
AC-3, Dolby-E
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Supported when inputs are
synchronous
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
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
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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BrightEye 20
AES Mux (Cascade or Replace) Mode
SD SDI In
SD SDI In
Embedder
AES 1/2
Input
AES
Rcvr
Analog Audio
Outputs
SRC
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES 3/4
Input
AES
Rcvr
4 Channel
Audio
DAC
SRC
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
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AES 3/4 Out
BrightEye 20
Demux Mode
SD SDI In
SD SDI Out
AES Ouputs
Ch 1/2
Demux
Ch 1/2
Ch 3/4
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES
Formatter
AES Ouputs
Ch 3/4
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BrightEye 21
AES / SD SDI Embedder
BrightEye 21 is an embedder, or multiplexer, with one 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.
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.
Use with Desktop and Broadcast Applications
Use with Servers, Workstations and Routers
Audio Embedder
SD SDI and AES Inputs
Embedded SDI Output
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BrightEye 21
Specifications
Video 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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Video Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
AC-3, Dolby-E
Two (total of four channels)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
20 and 24 Bit
30 KHz to 96 KHz
(Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48 KHz)
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Supported when inputs are
synchronous
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
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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 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.
Use with Servers and Satellite Receivers
Audio Disembedder
Embedded SDI Input
SD SDI and AES Outputs
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BrightEye 22
Specifications
Video 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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Video Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Two (total of four channels)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to Video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
SD SDI Out
SD SDI In
Disembedder
4 Ch
AES 1/2 Out
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
AES
Formatter
AES 3/4 Out
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BrightEye 23
Analog Audio / SD SDI Embedder
BrightEye 23 is an embedder, or multiplexer with one serial
digital video input and a four channel analog audio input.
The four analog audio channels are digitized and then
embedded into the 601 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.
Use with VTRs, Workstations and Satellite Receivers
Audio Embedder
SD SDI and Analog Audio Inputs
Embedded SDI Output
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BrightEye 23
Specifications
Video 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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Video Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum 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, 128x oversampled
48 KHz
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
SD SDI In
SD SDI Out
Embedder
Analog Audio In
4 Channel
A to D
4 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
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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 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.
Use with Servers, VTRs and Workstations
Disembedder and Converter
Embedded SDI Input
Analog Audio Output
Composite Video Output
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BrightEye 24
Specifications
Video 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
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Video Output
Number
Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Output DC
One
NTSC or PAL Composite
Standard follows input
75 Ω
>40 dB
<50 mV
SDI to Analog Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
K Factor
Differential Phase
Differential Gain
10 bit output reconstruction
2 x oversampling
>65 dB
± 0.1 dB, 0 to 5.5 MHz
<1%
<1 degree
<1%
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Four
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
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
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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.
Convert Analog Sources to Embedded SDI
Analog Audio and Video Inputs
Embedded SDI Output
TBC and Frame Sync
12 and 24 Bit Processing
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BrightEye 25
Specifications
Analog Video Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Input Input Hum One
NTSC, PAL Composite
75 Ω
>40 dB, DC to 5.5Mhz
DC +/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video,
PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Output
Two
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
DC None (AC coupled)
Analog Video to SDI Performance
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
Cpst In
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum 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 or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
SD SDI Out
12 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
TBC/
Frame Sync
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Reference In
Analog Audio In
4 Channel
A to D
4 Channel
Mixer/Shuffler
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BrightEye 26
Analog Video / Audio to SD SDI / Optical
Converter with TBC and Embedder
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.
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.
Optical Transmitter
Convert Analog Sources to Embedded SDI
Analog Audio and Video Inputs
Embedded SDI Output
TBC and Frame Sync
12 and 24 Bit Processing
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BrightEye 26
Specifications
Analog Video Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Input DC Input Hum One
NTSC, PAL Composite
75 Ω
>40 dB, DC to 5.5Mhz
+/-1 volt DC
<100 mV
Reference Input
Number Type Impedance Return Loss One
1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC
75 Ω
>40 dB
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Output One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
DC None (AC coupled)
Optical Output
Number Type Wavelength Power Maximum length Fiber Type Connector Cpst In
One
SD
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
–7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
12 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
Analog Video to SDI Performance
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
Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 5 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
SD SDI Out
TBC/
Frame Sync
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Optical Out
Reference In
Analog Audio In
4 Channel
A to D
4 Channel
Mixer/Shuffler
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BrightEye 30
Audio ADC and DAC, Bi-directional
BrightEye 30 is a flexible audio converter that can be a two
channel, bi-directional 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 bi-directional 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.
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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.
2 or 4 Channel Audio Converter
A reference input is provided which allows digital outputs
to be synchronized to either a PAL or NTSC video signal or
AES reference.
Bi-directional ADC/DAC
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Analog and Digital Inputs
Analog and Digital Outputs
Sample Rate Converter
BrightEye 30
Specifications
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
AC-3, Dolby-E
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
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
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)
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Supported when inputs are
synchronous
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to Video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 2 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
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BrightEye 30 and BrightEye 30-D
ADC Mode
AES, Word Clock,
or Video Ref In
Audio Clock
Generation
Analog Input
4 Channels
AES 1/2
Output
4 Channel
A to D
AES
Formatter
AES
Formatter
AES 3/4
Output
BiDirectional Mode
AES, Word Clock,
or Video Ref In
Audio Clock
Generation
AES 1/2
Input
AES
Rcvr
Analog Audio Input
Ch 3/4
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Channel
Mix
Shuffle
Gain
2 Channel
A to D
2 Channel
Mix
Shuffle
Gain
BiDirectional mode provides two independent paths,
one is analog to digital conversion, the other is
digital to analog.
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2 Channel
D to A
Analog Audio Output
Ch 1/2
AES 3/4
Output
AES
Formatter
BrightEye 30 and BrightEye 30-D
DAC Mode
Internal Precision
Clock Source
AES 1/2
Input
AES
Rcvr
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 or Video Ref In
Audio Clock
Generation
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
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BrightEye 30-D
Audio ADC and DAC, Bi-directional
Converter with Delay
BrightEye 30-D is a flexible audio converter that can be
a two channel, bi-directional 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 bi-directional 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.
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2 or 4 Channel Audio Converter
Analog and Digital Inputs
Analog and Digital Outputs
Bi-directional ADC/DAC
Sample Rate Converter
Adjustable Audio Delay
BrightEye 30-D
Specifications
Analog Audio Inputs
Number Type Impedance Maximum Input Level CMRR Quantization Sample Rate Reference Level Frequency Response Crosstalk Dynamic Range 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)
Analog Audio Outputs
Number Type Delay Adjustment Range Impedance Maximum Output Level Resolution Reference Level Frequency Response Crosstalk Dynamic Range Four (selectable as inputs
or outputs)
Balanced, transformerless
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 Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Reference Level Two (total of four channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to Video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 30-D Block Diagrams on previous pages
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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.
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.
Analog audio DA for braodcast and post
8 mono outputs or 4 stereo outputs
Gain adjustments from the front panel
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BrightEye 33
Specifications
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Input Level
CMRR
Two
Balanced
>15K Ω
24 dBu
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Four stereo or eight mono
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
Performance
Gain Range
Frequency Response
Isolation
S/N Ratio
±6 dB
<±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
>100 dB
>100 dB, unweighted
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General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
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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.
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.
Use with Converters and SPGs in order to have more outputs
DA for SD SDI
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 40
Specifications
Serial Input
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length One
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital
SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15dB
300 meters
Serial Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC Four
Serial Digital SMPTE 259M
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply
not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
SD SDI In
Reclocker
SD SDI Out
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BrightEye 41
Video / AES / Tri-Level Sync
Distribution Amplifier
BrightEye 41 is a distribution amplifier that accepts analog
video, AES digital audio, or HD Tri-Level Sync signal. It can
also be used with SMPTE 310M, Dolby E and A3 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.
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, AC3 and Dolby E
DA for SMPTE 310M
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BrightEye 41
Specifications
Input Signal
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss One, terminating
NTSC/525, PAL/625
Composite video, AES digital
audio or HD 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
General Specifications
Size Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
Power 12 volts, 1 watt
(100-230 VAC modular power supply
not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Cpst/AES/Tri-Level
AC3/Dolby/310 In
Outputs
(follows input)
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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.
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
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BrightEye 42
Specifications
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
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)
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range Relative Humidity
5.625" W x 0.8” H x 5.5" D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 2 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply
not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
HD/SD/ASI Out
(follows input)
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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.
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 or Level B
DA for ASI Signals
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 43
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
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)
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
Serial Digital Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
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)
3G/HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
3G/HD/SD/ASI Out
(follows input)
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BrightEye 45
HD / SD / ASI Electrical to Optical
Converter
BrightEye 45 is an electrical to optical converter and
distribution amplifier that can be used with high
definition, standard definition 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
SC 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.
Optical Transmitter
Electrical to Optical Converter
Use with HD or SD signals
Use with ASI Signals
Serves as a Distribution Amplifier
Passes Embedded Audio
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Specifications
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 >15dB
Max Cable Length
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Serial Digital Output
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC Four
HD/SD/ASI Serial Digital
(SMPTE 259M or SMPTE 274M
or 296M), follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity Laser
Diode
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Optical Out
HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
HD/SD/ASI Out
(follows input)
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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.
Optical Transmitter
Electrical to Optical Converter
Use with HD or SD signals
Use with ASI Signals
3G HD, Level A or Level B supported
Serves as a Distribution Amplifier
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 46
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
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)
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
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)
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
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)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
LC/UPC
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Laser
Diode
Optical Out
3G/HD/SD/ASI In
Reclocker
3G/HD/SD/ASI Out
(follows input)
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BrightEye 47
HD / SD / ASI Optical to Electrical
Converter
BrightEye 47 is an optical to electrical converter that
supports HD, SD, and ASI data rates. The optical input is
converted to electrical form and the resulting serial digital
signal is reclocked and delivered to BNC outputs. Providing
four electrical outputs, the BrightEye 47 also serves as
a distribution amplifier. An input status indicator shows
whether a proper optical signal is detected at the converter
input. Combine with a BrightEye 45 for a complete
transmission chain.
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.
Optical Receiver
Optical to Electrical Converter
Use with HD or SD Signals
Use with ASI Signals
Serves as a Distribution Amplifier
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 47
Specifications
Optical Input
Number
Type
Wavelength
Receiver Sensitivity
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
Serial Digital Output
Number
Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity One
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
830 to 1550 nm
SD and ASI: -18 dBm
HD: -18 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
Four
270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
or 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
75 Ω
>15dB
300 meters for 270 Mb/s
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 2 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power supply
not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Optical In
Photodiode
Converter
Equalizer
Reclocker
HD/SD/ASI Out
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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.
Optical Receiver
Optical to Electrical Converter
Use with HD or SD Signals
3G HD, Level A or Level B supported
Use with ASI Signals
Serves as a Distribution Amplifier
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 48
Specifications
Optical Input
Number
Type
Wavelength
Receiver Sensitivity
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
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)
830 to 1550 nm
SD and ASI: -18 dBm
HD: -18 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
LC/UPC
Serial Digital Output
Number
Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length
Six
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)
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Optical In
Photodiode
Converter
Equalizer
Reclocker
3G/HD/SD/ASI Out
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BrightEye 54
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.
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.
The HD 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.
Reference Generator for All Video and Audio Gear
Sync Pulse Generator
Test Signal Generator
Composite, SD SDI, HD Tri-Level Outputs
Audio Outputs
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BrightEye 54
Specifications
Composite Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Frequency Response
Output DC
K Factor
Differential Phase
SCH Phase
One
NTSC / PAL
75 Ω
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
±50 mV
<1.0%
<1.0 degree
±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
One
Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
>15 dB, DC to 270 MHz
AES Audio Output
Number
Type
Resolution
One
AES3id, 1 KHz tone or silence
24 bit
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type
Impedance
Reference Level
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone or silence
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
720p (SMPTE 296M -2, 3)
50, 59.94
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
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
Audio Embedder
Tone
Generator
6 Hz Pulse
AES
Formatter
AES Output
2 Channel
D to A
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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, Multi-burst, 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.
The HD 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.
Master or Slave Reference Generator for All Video and Audio Gear
Sync Pulse Generator
Test Signal Generator
Composite, SD SDI, HD Tri-Level Outputs
Audio Outputs
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BrightEye 55
Specifications
Reference Input
Number Signal Type Return Loss One
1V P-P PAL, NTSC, or 10 MHz
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Composite Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Frequency Response
Output DC
K Factor
Differential Phase
SCH Phase
One
NTSC / PAL
75 Ω
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
±50 mV
<1.0%
<1.0 degree
±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
One
Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
>15 dB, DC to 270 MHz
Tri-Level Sync Output
Number
Type
Output DC
Return Loss
One, 75 Ω
1080i (SMPTE 274M -5, 6)
50, 59.94
720p (SMPTE 296M -2, 3)
50, 59.94
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
Number
Type
Resolution
One
AES3id, 1 KHz tone or silence
24 bit
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type
Impedance
Reference Level
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone or silence
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 4 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
HD Tri-Lev
Sync Outp
HD Tri-Level
Sync Gen
Uses internal Precision Reference
when no valid reference
is detected on Ref BNC
Composite Outp
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 Outp
Slate Text &
Cyclops
Motion Marker
Generator
Audio Embedder
Tone
Generator
AES
Formatter
AES Outp
2 Channel
D to A
6 Hz Pulse
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BrightEye 56
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, HD Tri-level Sync and
AES digital audio outputs are also provided. There are three
user Programmable Outputs that are selectable between
AES, LTC, Wordclock or 6 Hz Pulse. Analog audio and AES
outputs provide tone or silence.
Color Black, Bars, Crosshatch, Multi-burst, 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 Time Code Generator feeds DVITC on the SDI
outputs and VITC on the composite outputs, Time Code
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.
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BrightEye 56
Master or Slave Reference Generator for All Video and Audio Gear
Sync Pulse Generator
30+ HD and SD Test Signals
Composite, SD SDI, HD Tri-Level Outputs
Time Code Generator
Generates Closed Caption Test Signal to Assist with CC Compliance
Analog, AES and Embedded Audio Outputs
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BrightEye 56
Specifications
Reference Input
Number Signal Type Return Loss One
1V P-P PAL, NTSC, or 10 MHz
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Composite Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Frequency Response
Output DC
K Factor
Differential Phase
SCH Phase
Two
NTSC / PAL
75 Ω
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
±50 mV
<1.0%
<1.0 degree
±5 degrees
Accuracy and Timing Stability
Internal PAL Fsc
NTSC Fsc
601 Fs
Long Term Drift
Analog Jitter
Digital Jitter
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)
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)
>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)
Genlock Input will accept:
525 or 625 Composite
HD TLS
10 Mhz 1VP-P Sine or Square
Sync
Separator
External
Reference
Input
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Internal
Precision
Standard
Sync
Reference
Selection
Video/Audio
Clock
Generation
Timing
Adjustments
BrightEye 56
Tri-Level Sync Output
Number Two, 75 Ω
Output DC ±50 mV
Return Loss >30 dB to 30 MHz
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
625i 50, 525i 59.94, Composite PAL, NTSC
AES Audio Output
Number
Type
Resolution
One
AES3id, 1 KHz tone or silence
24 bit
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type
Impedance
Reference Level
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone or silence
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
Black
Gen
Simple
Colorbars
SDI Output Timing
Standard Internal
Test Patterns
Three
Selectable between AES, LTC,
VITC, Wordclock or 6 Hz Pulse
75 Ω
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
TLS Out
Tri-Level
Sync
Generator
HD TLS Timing
Composite
Output Timing
Programmable Outputs
Number Type Impedance Black
Gen
Test Signal
Generator
Slate
Gen
VITC
Insert
Composite
Encoder
Composite 1
VITC
Insert
Composite
Encoder
Composite 2
Audio
Embed
DVITC
Insert
Audio
Embed
DVITC
Insert
HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Out 1
HD/SD
Serializer
SDI Out 2
LTC
Timecode
Generator
Audio
Clock
Generator
TLS Out
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
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BrightEye 57
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. 3G Level A and
Level B are supported. Composite, HD Tri-level Sync and
AES digital audio outputs are also provided. There are three
user Programmable Outputs that are selectable between
AES, LTC, Wordclock or 6 Hz Pulse. Analog audio and AES
outputs provide tone or silence.
Color Black, Bars, Crosshatch, Multi-burst, 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 Time Code Generator feeds DVITC on the SD
SDI outputs and VITC on the composite outputs, Time Code
can also be selected in LTC form on the programmable Aux
outputs.
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 and an
associated audio clip such as voice over or station ID.
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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.
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.
BrightEye 57
Master or Slave Reference Generator for All Video and Audio Gear
Composite, HD SDI, SD SDI, Tri-Level Outputs
3 Gb/s HD, Level A and Level B supported
30+ HD and SD Test Signals
Create your own test patterns, transfer via Secure Digital flash memory
Generates Closed Caption Test Signal to Assist with CC Compliance
Sync Pulse Generator
Time Code Generator
Analog, AES and Embedded Audio Outputs
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BrightEye 57
Specifications
Reference Input
Number Signal Type Return Loss One
1V P-P PAL, NTSC, 10 MHz or
HD Tri-Level Sync
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
Composite Output
Number
Signal Type
Impedance
Return Loss
Frequency Response
Output DC
K Factor
Differential Phase
SCH Phase
Two
NTSC / PAL
75 Ω
>40 dB DC to 5.5 MHz
-0.1 dB 10 KHz to 5.0 MHz
±50 mV
<1.0%
<1.0 degree
±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) >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)
Genlock Input will accept:
525 or 625 Composite
HD TLS
10 Mhz 1VP-P Sine or Square
Sync
Separator
External
Reference
Input
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Internal
Precision
Standard
Sync
Reference
Selection
Video/Audio
Clock
Generation
Timing
Adjustments
BrightEye 57
Tri-Level Sync Output
Number
Two, 75 Ω
Output DC
±50 mV
Return Loss
>30 dB to 30 MHz
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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
625i 50, 525i 59.94, Composite PAL, NTSC
AES Audio Output
Number
Type
Resolution
One
AES3id, 1 KHz tone or silence
24 bit
Analog Audio Output
Number
Type
Impedance
Reference Level
One stereo pair or two mono
1 KHz tone or silence
30 Ω, balanced
-10 to + 4 dBu, adjustable
Black
Gen
Simple
Colorbars
SDI Output Timing
Standard Internal
Test Patterns
Three
Selectable between AES, LTC, VITC,
Wordclock or 6 Hz Pulse
75 Ω
Flash Memory
Number Type
Size One
Secure Digital SD Flash Memory Card
1 MB card included
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
TLS Out
Tri-Level
Sync
Generator
HD TLS Timing
Composite
Output Timing
Programmable Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Black
Gen
Test Signal
Generator
Slate
Gen
User Test Patterns Loaded through
built-in Secure Digital Card Interface
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
Audio
Clock
Generator
TLS Out
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
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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 AC3 signals.
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 AC3
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BrightEye 70
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
or SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 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 Impedance Return Loss Output DC AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number Type Connector Bit Depth Sample Rate Crosstalk Dynamic Range Reference Level Embedded Inputs
Number Channels Bit Depth One
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
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
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 Cascade, or Replace any
two of four groups
Channels Eight
Bit Depth 24 Bit
General Specifications
Size
Power
Power Consumption Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
12 volts, 8 watts
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
Four AES Streams
(from video input)
Eight channels from any
two of four groups
Eight
20 and 24 Bit
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BrightEye 70
Mux 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
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
2 Ch
AES 3/4
AES 5/6
AES 7/8
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Embedder
8x8
Input
Selector
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
BrightEye 70
Demux Mode
HD/SD SDI In
HD/SD SDI Out
2 Ch
2 Ch
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
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BrightEye 71
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 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.
Use with Servers, Workstations and Satellite Receivers
HD/SD Audio Embedder or Disembedder
8 Channel Audio Mixing
Adjustable Delay
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BrightEye 71
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
or SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
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
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC One
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB
None (AC coupled)
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Eight
(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
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 SDI Outputs)
Group Assign Cascade, or Replace any
two of four groups
Channels Eight
Bit Depth 24 Bit
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 8 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95% non-condensing
0 to 10,000 ft.
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BrightEye 71
Mux Mode
HD/SD SDI Out
(follows input)
HD/SD SDI In
Embedder
Balanced
Analog
Audio Inputs
102
Ch 1/2
24 bit
Audio
A to D
Ch 3/4
24 bit
Audio
A to D
2 Ch
Ch 5/6
24 bit
Audio
A to D
2 Ch
Ch 7/8
24 bit
Audio
A to D
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
2 Ch
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Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
BrightEye 71
Demux Mode
HD/SD SDI Out
(follows input)
HD/SD SDI In
Disembedder
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
2 Ch
8x8
Input
Selector
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
Balanced
Analog
Audio Outputs
24 bit
Audio
D to A
Ch 1/2
24 bit
Audio
D to A
Ch 3/4
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
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BrightEye 72
3G / HD / SD SDI to Analog
Component Converter and HDMI
BrightEye 72 provides HD or SD SDI digital to analog video
conversion with the full range of analog output formats
available for SD, 1.5 Gb/s HD and 3 Gb/s HD. 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. With HDMI and analog audio
outputs, BrightEye 72 is a complete monitoring solution for
all of your digital sources. 12 bit processing ensures the
best looking images.
Output format and gain are controlled from the front panel.
A status display indicates input presence. Levels and
audio delay can be adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC
software.
For facilities using 3G the issue of monitoring the signal
becomes a challenge. The BrightEye 72 is a 3G/HD/SD/SDI
digital to analog video converter with an HDMI confidence
monitor out that provides a convenient way to monitor any
type of digital video signal. A 3G video signal can be easily
viewed via the HDMI output.
Use with HD or SD Monitors, VTRs and Projectors
Use in the Field for Confidence Monitoring
Use in Post with 4:4:4 Material
Use with HD or SD SDI signals
3G HD, Level A or Level B supported
Analog Component Outputs
Audio Delay Adjustment
HDMI Outputs - monitor any digital feed, even 3G
Analog Audio Outputs
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BrightEye 72
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
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)
SD Serial Digital
(270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB to 1.485 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
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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
Analog Output
HD input yields HD analog out,
SD input yields SD analog out
Number Type
Return Loss
Output DC
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length SDI to Analog Performance
Bit Resolution
Signal to Noise
Frequency Response
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
One
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)
10 bit output reconstruction
>65 dB
±0.1 dB, 0 to 10 MHz
±0.5 dB, 10 to 30 MHz
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 9 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
One
Analog component
Beta/SMPTE, Y, Pr, Pb
RGB
>35 dB 0 to 10 MHz
>20 dB 10 to 30 MHz
None (AC coupled)
Analog Outputs
Y/G
3G/HD/SD SDI
Input
Deserializer
Audio
Demux
Color
Space
Conversion
and Level
Adjustment
D to A
P/R
Pb/B
Audio
Mux
HDMI Out
Audio Out
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BrightEye 73
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.
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.
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
AC3 inputs.
Optical Transmitter
Use with Servers, Workstations and Routers
8 Channel Audio Embedder
Adjustable Delay
HD/SD SDI Electrical and AES Inputs
Optical Embedded Output
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BrightEye 73
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
or SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters
(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
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
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with 8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
Embedded Output (In Optical Outputs)
Group Assign Cascade, or Replace any
two of four groups
Channels Eight
Bit Depth 24 Bit
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 3 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
HD/SD SDI Optical Out
HD/SD SDI Electrical In
Embedder
AES 1/2
AES
Rcvr
Sample Rate
Converter
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
8x8
Input
Selector
8 Channel
Mixer
Shuffler
and
Delay
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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.
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.
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 AC3 signals.
Optical Receiver
Use with satellite receivers and video servers
HD/SD Audio Disembedder
8 Channel Audio Mixing
Adjustable Delay
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BrightEye 74
Specifications
Optical Input
Number
Type
Wavelength
Receiver Sensitivity
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
830 to 1550 nm
SD and ASI: -18 dBm
HD: -18 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
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
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 Impedance Return Loss Output DC One
Follows input
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
Power Consumption Temperature Range Relative Humidity Altitude 12 watts, 3 watts
0 to 40° C ambient
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
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BrightEye 75
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.
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.
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.
The video and audio signals are embedded and
presented on a BNC. The output follows the SD or
HD input standard.
Use with Analog HD Cameras and Set Top Boxes
Turn Analog Camera Into Digital HD Source
HD/SD Analog Inputs
Analog Audio Inputs
Serial Digital HD or SD Embedded Output
TBC and Frame Sync
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BrightEye 75
Specifications
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
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
Number
Type
Impedance
Max Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Two
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
Serial Digital Output
Number One
Type Follows input standard
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 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
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign One of four groups
Channels Two
Bit Depth 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
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 6 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Analog HD or SD SDI
Pr, R In
14 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
C, Pb, B In
TBC/
Frame Sync
HD or SD SDI Out
(Follows Input)
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Cpst, Y, G In
Reference In
2 Channel
A to D
Mixer/Shuffler
2 Channel
Analog Audio In
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Optical Transmitter
Use with Analog HD Cameras and Set Top Boxes
Turn Analog Camera Into Digital HD Source
Analog Component HD or SD Inputs
Analog Audio Inputs
Optical Embedded Output
TBC and Frame Sync
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BrightEye 76
Specifications
Analog Video Input
Number Type
Resolution
Impedance
Return Loss
Input DC
Input Hum
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
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Two
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
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD and ASI
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
Embedded Output (In Optical Output)
Group Assign One of four groups
Channels Two
Bit Depth 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
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 6 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Analog HD or SD
Pr, R In
HD or SD SDI Optical Out
(Follows Input)
14 bit
A to D
Converter
and
Decoder
C, Pb, B In
Cpst, Y, G In
TBC/
Frame Sync
Proc
Amp
Embedder
Serializer
Reference In
2 Channel
A to D
Mixer/Shuffler
2 Channel
Analog Audio In
Analog SD In Yields SD SDI Out
Analog HD In Yields HD SDI Out
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BrightEye 81
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 acheive confidence
monitoring in post and broadcast applications.
BrightEye 81 is an SDI to HDMI converter for use with
standard definition video signals and 3 Gb/s and 1.5
Gb/s high definition signals. The HDMI output is not HDCP
encrypted. The video input is also reclocked and output on
a BNC connector.
For facilities using 3G the issue of monitoring the signal
becomes a challenge. The BrightEye 81-F provides a
convenient way to monitor any type of digital video signal.
A 3G video signal can be easily viewed via the HDMI output.
BrightEye 81 also functions as a Dual Link to 3 Gb/s
converter. When the input is Dual Link RGB 444 the output
will be the 3G version of that data.
Signal monitoring and control is provided through the
included BrightEye Mac and BrightEye PC software.
HD and SD SDI to HDMI Converter
Dual Link to 3G Converter
Use with Video Monitors that have HDMI Input
Use with HD or SD Signals
3G HD, Level A and Level B Supported
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 81
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number
Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length
Two, BNC
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)
Dual Link HD SDI (SMPTE 372M)
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)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
Dual Link HD SDI (SMPTE 372M)
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
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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)
HDMI Output
Number
Type
Format
One
HDMI 1.3
Follows input
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
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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 Converter
Optical to Electrical Converter
Use with Video Monitors that have HDMI Input
Use with HD or SD Signals
3G HD, Level A and Level B Supported
Optical Receiver
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 81-F
Specifications
Optical Input
Number
Type
Wavelength
Receiver Sensitivity
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
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)
830 to 1550 nm
-18 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB 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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
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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)
HDMI Output
Number
Type
Format
One
HDMI 1.3
Follows input
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
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BrightEye 83
HDMI to 3G / HD / SD SDI Converter
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.
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.
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 cannot convert encrypted
signals to SDI form.
HDMI to HD and SD SDI Converter
Use with cameras and other sources that have an HDMI output
Use with HD or SD Signals
3G HD, Level A and Level B Supported
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 83
Specifications
Input
Number
Type
Format
One
HDMI 1.3
Supports HDMI signals which map to the video standards listed below
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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
Serial Digital Output
Number
Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Output DC General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Two, BNC
Follows input
75 Ω
>15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
None (AC coupled)
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BrightEye 83-F
HDMI to Optical and Electrical 3G / HD / SD SDI Converter
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 both electrical
and optical serial digital outputs.
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.
BrightEye 83-F is for use with standard definition video
signals and 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals.
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 cannot convert encrypted
signals to SDI form.
HDMI to HD and SD SDI Converter
HDMI to Optical Converter
Use with cameras and other sources that have an HDMI output
Use with HD or SD Signals
3G HD, Level A and Level B Supported
Optical Transmitter
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 83-F
Specifications
Input
Number
Type
Format
One
HDMI 1.3
Supports HDMI signals which map to the video standards listed below
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
3 Gb/s Level A or Level B (SMPTE 424M, 425M)
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
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)
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Optical Output
Number One, LC/UPC
Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Follows input
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
General Specifications
Size Power Temperature Range Relative Humidity 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 7 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95° non-condensing
Sep 09
BrightEye 90
HD Up / Down / Cross Converter
and ARC with AES Audio
Easy To Use
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. A special Mirror 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.
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 HD
signal from the BrightEye 90 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’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 both an SD SDI and an analog composite output
suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
Cross Conversion
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.
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.
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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.
Monitoring for Video and Audio
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.
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future proof
monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors for confidence
monitoring of your feed.
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.
BrightEye 90
Use with Cameras and Projection Systems
Turn Analog Camera into Digital HD Source
HD and SD Digital and Analog Composite Video I/O
AES Digital Audio I/O
Analog Audio Monitor Output
Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent
Graticule and Safe Title Generator
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 90
Specifications
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 1.485Gb/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 Two
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
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)
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
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AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
20 and 24 Bit
30 KHz to 96 KHz
(Sample Rate Converted
internally to 48KHz)
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One (Select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 90
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
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
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
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BrightEye 90-A
HD Up / Down / Cross Converter
and ARC with Analog Audio
Easy To Use
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. A special Mirror 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-A. An external reference input allows
genlock to a house reference. All vertical interval data and
closed captioning is faithfully passed.
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 HD
signal from the BrightEye 90-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.
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 both an SD SDI and an analog composite output
suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
Cross Conversion
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.
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.
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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.
Monitoring for Video and Audio
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.
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a futureproof monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors for
confidence-monitoring of your feed.
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.
BrightEye 90-A
Use with Cameras and Projection Systems
Turn Analog Camera into Digital HD Source
HD and SD Digital and Analog Composite Video I/O
Analog Audio I/O
Analog Audio Monitor Output
Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent
Graticule and Safe Title Generator
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 90-A
Specifications
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 Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
12 and 16 bit
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
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Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Max Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Eight
(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
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 Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
35 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 15 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 90-A
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
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BrightEye 90-F
HD Up / Down / Cross Converter and ARC
with AES Audio and Optical Output
Easy To Use
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 built-in Frame
Synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous signals to
the BrightEye 90-F. A special Mirror 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.
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 HD
signal from the BrightEye 90-F 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-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 both an SD SDI and an analog composite output
suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
Cross Conversion
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.
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.
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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.
Monitoring for Video and Audio
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.
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future proof
monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors for confidence
monitoring of your feed.
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.
BrightEye 90-F
Use with Cameras and Projection Systems
Turn Analog Camera into Digital HD Source
HD and SD Digital and Analog Composite Video I/O
AES Digital Audio I/O
Analog Audio Monitor Output
Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent
Graticule and Safe Title Generator
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Optical Output for long cable runs
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 90-F
Specifications
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 One
1 V P-P Composite Video
PAL or NTSC
or Tri-Level Sync
Impedance Return Loss 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 One
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
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)
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
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Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Four (total of eight 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)
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(Select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 90-F
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
Ch 1/2
HD/SD SDI
Optical Out
Audio Mux
Laser Fiber
Driver
Composite
Encoder
(SD Only)
AES Receivers
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
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BrightEye 90-FA
HD UP / Down / Cross Converter and ARC
with Analog Audio and Optical Output
Easy To Use
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 90FA 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 built-in Frame
Synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous signals to
the BrightEye 90-FA. A special Mirror 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.
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 HD signal 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 both an SD SDI and an analog composite
output suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
Cross Conversion
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.
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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.
Monitoring for Video and Audio
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.
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future proof
monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors for confidence
monitoring of your feed.
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.
BrightEye 90-FA
Use with Cameras and Projection Systems
Turn Analog Camera into Digital HD Source
HD and SD Digital and Analog Composite Video I/O
Analog Audio I/O
Analog Audio Monitor Output
Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent
Graticule and Safe Title Generator
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Optical Output for long cable runs
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 90-FA
Specifications
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 Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
>40 dB
DC <100 mV
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-C
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)
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
Type
Impedance
Max Input Level
CMRR
136
Eight (selectable as inputs
or outputs)
Balanced
>15K Ω
24 dBu
>60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
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Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
24 bits, 128 x oversampled
48 KHz
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>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 Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Optical Output
Number Type
Wavelength
Power
Max Cable Length
Fiber Type
Connector
One
SD
(SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent
of 259M)
HD (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
1310 nm (1550 by special order)
-7 dBm
20 km
Single Mode
Multi-mode compatible with
8 dB attenuation at transmit end
SC
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 15 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 90-FA
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
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BrightEye 91
HD Upconverter with AES Audio
Easy To Use
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 HD signal 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.
A special Mirror Output Mode can be enabled, causing the
output image to be flipped left to right for use with oncamera talent. An external reference input allows genlock
to a house reference. All vertical interval data and closed
captioning is faithfully passed.
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.
Audio Processing
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.
Audio Monitoring
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.
Monitoring with HDMI
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future
proof monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors
for confidence monitoring of your feed.
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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.
BrightEye 91
Use with Cameras and Projection Systems
Turn Analog Camera into Digital HD Source
SD Digital and Analog Composite Video Inputs
AES Inputs
Analog Audio Monitor Output
Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent
Graticule and Safe Generator
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 91
Specifications
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
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 Two
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD
(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
AES/EBU Digital Inputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
140
Four (total of eight 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)
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
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AES/EBU Digital Outputs
Number
Type
Connector
Bit Depth
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Four (total of eight channels)
(selectable as inputs or outputs)
AES3id
Coaxial, 75 Ω
24 Bit
48 KHz
Synchronous to video output
-18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
Group Assign Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 11 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 91
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
HD SDI Out
Genlock
SD SDI/Composite
Video In
SDI Driver
Analog
Decoder
Auto-Selecting
Audio Mux
Upconversion
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
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
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BrightEye 91-A
HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
Easy To Use
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 HD signal 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
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.
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.
Audio Processing
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.
Audio Monitoring
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.
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Monitoring with HDMI
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future proof
monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors for confidence
monitoring of your feed.
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.
BrightEye 91-A
Use with Cameras and Projection Systems
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
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BrightEye 91-A
Specifications
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 >15dB
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 Two
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD
(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
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Max Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
144
Eight (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
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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 Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 14 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 91-A
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
Genlock
HD/SD SDI
Out
SDI Driver
Analog
Decoder
SD/SDI/Composite
Video In
Auto-Selecting
Upconversion
Audio Mux
SDI
Receiver
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
Audio I/O selectable as:
Mux 8 = 8 inputs or
Mux 4 = 4 in/4 out or
Demux = 8 outputs
24 bit
Audio
DAC
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Balanced
Audio Outputs
Ch 3/4
Ch 5/6
Ch 7/8
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BrightEye 92-A
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio
Easy To Use
BrightEye 92-A will downconvert any type of HD signal and
provides both an SD SDI output and an analog composite
output 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 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.
Downconverting to Standard Definition
BrightEye 92-A will downconvert any type of HD signal and
provides both an SD SDI and an analog composite output
suitable for broadcast or monitoring.
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.
Audio Monitoring
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.
Monitoring with HDMI
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future
proof monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors
for confidence monitoring of your feed.
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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.
BrightEye 92-A
Downconversion for monitoring or broadcast
SD Digital and 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
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 92-A
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length One
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
75 Ω
>15dB
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
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 Two
Type SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 300 meters
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
Analog Audio Inputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Max Input Level
CMRR
Quantization
Sample Rate
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
148
Eight
(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
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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 Two of four groups
Channels Sixteen passed
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
BrightEye 92-A
Composite
or Tri-Level
Ref In
Genlock
SD SDI Out
SDI Driver
HD SDI
Video In
SDI
Receiver
Downconversion
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
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
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BrightEye 92-M
HD Downconverter
BrightEye 92-M will downconvert any type of HD signal and
provides both an SD SDI output and an analog composite
output that are suitable for broadcast or monitoring. A
special Mirror 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 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.
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future
proof monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors
for confidence monitoring of your feed.
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.
Downconversion for monitoring or broadcast
SD Digital and Analog Composite Video Outputs
Analog Audio Monitor Output
Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent
Graticule and Safe Title Generator
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 92-M
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15dB
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 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 Two
Type SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 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
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 10 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Composite
or Tri-Level
Ref In
Genlock
SD SDI Out
SDI Driver
HD SDI
Video In
SDI
Receiver
Downconversion
Audio Mux
Composite
Out
Encoder
Audio
Demux
HDMI
Xmtr
Monitor
Amp
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
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BrightEye 92-MA
HD Downconverter with Analog Audio
BrightEye 92-MA will downconvert any type of 1.5 Gb/s
HD signal and provide both an SD SDI output and an
analog composite output that are suitable for broadcast
or monitoring. Two channels of analog audio out are also
provided.
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.
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future
proof monitoring interface. Plug it into most LCD monitors
for confidence monitoring of your feed.
Conversion mode, video gain, and audio gain can be
adjusted from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC
software.
Downconversion for Monitoring or Broadcast
SD Digital and Analog Composite Video Outputs
Analog Audio Outputs
HDMI Output for Monitoring
Frame Sync
12 and 16 bit processing
Passes Embedded Audio
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BrightEye 92-MA
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number One
Signal Type 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15dB to 1.485 GHz
Max Cable Length 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
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
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
>40 dB
DC < 100 mV
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length One
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15dB to 1.485 GHz
300 meters
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Analog Audio Outputs
Number
Type
Impedance
Maximum Output Level
Resolution
Reference Level
Frequency Response
Crosstalk
Dynamic Range
Two
Balanced, transformerless
30 Ω
24 dBu
24 bit, 128 x oversampled
-10 dBu or +4 dBu
± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
<106 dB
>106 dB
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 0.8 ” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 12 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
HD SDI
Loop Out
HD SDI In
SDI
Reclock
Deserializer
Ancilliary Processing
Embedded Audio
SD SDI Out
Serializer
HD to SD Downconversion
• Scaling
• Aspect Ratio Conversion
• Color Space Conversion
+
Analog
Composite
Encoder
HDMI
Xmtr
Analog
Composite Out
HDMI Out
2 Channels
Balanced Analog
Audio Output
Audio
Disembedder
Channel
Select
Audio
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BrightEye 93
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 Output Mode can be enabled, causing the
output image to be flipped left to right for use with oncamera 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.
Convert between HD standards
Timeable Output
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
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BrightEye 93
Specifications
Serial Digital Input
Number Signal Type Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length One
1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital
(SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
75 Ω
>15 dB
100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
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 Two
Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
SMPTE 274M or 296M-C
Processing
12 and 16 bit
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD
(Belden 1694A)
Automatic Input Cable Equalization
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
Type
One
HDMI
Follows SDI out
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 11 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
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
Monitor
Amp
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
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BrightEye 94
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.
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.
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. A special Mirror
Output Mode can be enabled, causing the output image to
be flipped left to right for use with on-camera talent.
SD ARC
Timeable 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
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BrightEye 94
Specifications
Serial Digital Output
Number Type Processing
Impedance Return Loss Max Cable Length Two
SD Serial Digital
270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M-C
12 and 16 bit
75 Ω
>15 dB
300 meters
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
Monitor Output
Number
Connector
One
HDMI
Audio Monitoring Output
Number
Connector
One
(select from eight channels)
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Analog Video Output
Number Type Return Loss Output One
Composite PAL or NTSC
>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
General Specifications
Size
Power
Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
5.625” W x 1.7” H x 5.5” D
(143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm)
including connectors
12 volts, 9 watts
(100-230 VAC modular power
supply not included)
0 to 40° C ambient
0 to 95%, non-condensing
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
Composite or
Tri-Level Ref In
Genlock
SD SDI Out
HD SDI
Video In
SDI Driver
SDI
Receiver
Aspect Ratio
Conversion
Audio Mux
Composite
Encoder
Audio
Demux
HDMI
Xmtr
Monitor
Amp
Composite
Out
HDMI Out
Headphone
Jack
Provides embedded pass through of all 16 audio channels
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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-2 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.
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: 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
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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/R-Y/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.
Chroma – The color or chroma content of a signal, consisting
of the hue and saturation of the image. See also Color
Difference.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 the
currently dominant standard, 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.
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 supports a wide
range of video formats and can carry digital audio. It is a
bit serial interface that carries the video content in digital
component form over multiple twisted-pairs. This gives it
a lower cost of entry than SD or HD SDI, but cable length
is much more limited. 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
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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.
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.
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 odd-numbered 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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 generally means standard definition at
270 Mb/s. The use of “HD-SDI” is used to indicate High
Definition Serial Digital Video at 1.485 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
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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.
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.
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 daisychain 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.
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