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DataVideo STC-100 video capture board
Standards Converter
User’s Guide
Rev: 240106
Warnings and Precautions
1. Read all of these warnings and save them for later reference.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this unit.
3. Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this unit in or near water.
5. Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The unit may fall, causing serious
6. Slots and openings on the cabinet top, back, and bottom are provided for ventilation. To ensure
safe and reliable operation of this unit, and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover
these openings. Do not place this unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface, as the ventilation
openings on the bottom of the cabinet will be blocked. This unit should never be placed near or
over a heat register or radiator. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation unless
proper ventilation is provided.
7. This product should only be operated from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label of the AC adapter. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your Datavideo
dealer or your local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this unit where the power cord will
be walked on, rolled over, or otherwise stressed.
9. If an extension cord must be used with this unit, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings
on the products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed the extension cord’s rating.
10. Make sure that the total amperes of all the units that are plugged into a single wall outlet do not
exceed 15 amperes.
11. Never push objects of any kind into this unit through the cabinet ventilation slots, as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in risk of fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into this unit.
12. Except as specifically explained elsewhere in this manual, do not attempt to service this product
yourself. Opening or removing covers that are marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to
dangerous voltage points or other risks, and will void your warranty. Refer all service issues to
qualified service personnel.
13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
a. When the power cord is damaged or frayed;
b. When liquid has spilled into the unit;
c. When the product has been exposed to rain or water;
d. When the product does not operate normally under normal operating conditions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions in this manual;
improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage to the unit and may often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation;
e. When the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged;
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for
Service and Support
It is our goal to make your products ownership a satisfying experience. Our supporting staff is
available to assist you in setting up and operating your system. Please refer to our web site for answers to common questions, support requests or contact your local
office below.
Datavideo Corporation (USA)
12300-U East Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90606 USA
Tel: +1 562 696 2324
Datavideo Technologies Europe BV
Californiedreef 26 3565 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 261 9656
Datavideo UK Limited
Unit 2 Waterside Business Park, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 1BE UK
Tel: +44 1457 851000
Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd.
10F, 176 Jian-Yi Rd, Chung Ho City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan 235
Tel: +886 2 8227 2888
Datavideo Technologies China Co.
2F-D, 2 Lane 777, West Guangzhong Rd, Zhabei District, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 21 5603 6599
Datavideo Technologies (S) PTE Ltd.
No. 100, Lorong 23 Geylang, #01-03 D’Centennial Bldg, Singapore 388398
Tel: +65 6749 6866
Datavideo Hong Kong Limited
G/F., 26 Cross Lane, Wanchai, HK
Tel: +852 2833 1981
Datavideo warrants that the equipment it manufactures shall be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of product purchased. If equipment fails due to
such defects, Datavideo will, at its option, repair or provide a replacement for the defective part or
Equipment that fails after the warranty period, has been operated or installed in a manner other than
that specified by Datavideo, or has been subjected to abuse or modification, will be repaired for time
and material charges at the Buyer’s expense. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights
within the Country of purchase.
For EU Customers only - WEEE Marking.
This symbol on the product indicates that it will not be treated as household waste. It must be handed
over to the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For
more detailed information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local Datavideo
The Datavideo STC-100 is a high quality bi-directional standards converter. It can
convert NTSC to PAL – PAL to NTSC from Component (YUV), S-Video (Y/C) or
Composite (CVBS) video sources. The built in TBC ensures optimum quality is
maintained. The STC-100 can also convert from 0 IRE to 7.5 IRE and also from one
format to another; i.e. S-Video to Composite etc.
What’s in the Package
1. STC-100 unit
2. 3 x 1.2M BNC – BNC Cable
3. 1 x 1.2M S-Video – S-Video Cable
4. 12V DC Power Adaptor (100-240V AC input - 12V 1.5 A output).
5. User’s Guide
Connection diagram:
There are many possible combinations of connections to and from the STC-100. In this example a
Component (YUV) PAL video signal is being converted to a Component (YUV) NTSC Video signal.
The principle is always the same; you connect a playback device of one standard to the inputs of the
STC-100, and a record deck of the other standard to the output from the STC-100.
The STC-100 automatically recognizes the input as PAL or NTSC, so you only need to select the
output format.
Front Panel
Input Select YUV / S(Y/C) / CV
Select the video input format that you intend to
use. The button of the selected input will glow
Contrast / Brightness / Color / Tint
You can adjust the video image using the built in
color processor.
Press the button of the attribute that you want to
adjust, then use the + or – buttons to change
the setting. TINT works on NTSC Composite
and S-Video (Y/C) input only.
For further details see page 10.
NTSC / PAL Output
The output can be set to NTSC or PAL. If the
button is illuminated the output is set to PAL.
(The STC-100 automatically sets the input to
PAL or NTSC according to the video signal.)
0 IRE / 7.5 IRE
The black level output for NTSC can be set to 0
or 7.5 IRE. For North American NTSC use 7.5,
for Japanese NTSC use 0. If the button is
illuminated 7.5 IRE is selected.
Audio Calibration
Allows you to set the audio level to
avoid distortion. Ideally the first yellow
light should be almost constant and the
red light should only light up
occasionally, when loud noises occur.
Rear Panel Connections
Power In Socket and On / Off Switch
Connect the supplied power adaptor to the DC Input socket. Once the plug has been inserted
the locking collar can be screwed into place for a secure fit. Once all connections are in place
switch the STC-100 on using the On / Off switch.
Composite (CV) / S-Video (Y/C) and Stereo Audio In /
Use these connections for Composite or S-Video (Y/C) and
unbalanced stereo audio In and Out. The STC-100 can convert
between formats i.e. S-Video in to Composite out etc.
Component YUV Input
Use these connections to connect Component YUV to the STC-100.
YUV is the best possible video signal, so if you have it available as
an output option on your player ,it is always best to use it
Component YUV Output with Black Burst
Use these connections to connect Component YUV out from the
STC-100 to your record deck.
Color Processor
The built in color processor is very easy to use. The memory is non-volatile, so settings are saved, even
when the STC-100 is powered off.
Setting the contrast, brightness, color saturation and tint (TINT is only for NTSC Composite or S-Video
inputs), follows a similar procedure. In this example we are adjusting the contrast.
Make sure that you have a signal running from your video source (player) and a monitor connected to your
record deck. You should be able to see the video image from the player on the monitor.
To adjust the contrast, press the CONTRAST
(The procedure would be the same if you wanted
to adjust the brightness, color saturation or tint.
(TINT is only for NTSC Composite or S-Video
You will see the Contrast setting bar appear at
the bottom of the TV screen
To reduce the contrast, press the – button.
Repeated presses of the – button will gradually
decrease the contrast.
To increase the contrast, press the + button.
Repeated presses of the + button will gradually
increase the contrast.
Once set as required, press the CONTRAST button to exit; the setting bar will disappear from the TV
To reset any value (contrast, brightness, color or
tint) press and hold the + or – button for four
Factory Reset
Factory reset will return all color processor settings to neutral (factory default).
To return the STC-100 to factory defaults, press and hold the YUV button
for 5 seconds
You will see the selected video input light (YUV, S(Y/C),CV) flash three times when reset has taken place.
Video: CVBS, S-Video, YUV input
Audio: RCA (Phono)-Unbalanced (Stereo)
Video: CVBS, S(Y/C), YUV, Black Burst output
Audio: RCA (Phono)-Unbalanced (Stereo)
Video Processing
8-bit, 4:2:2, Y: 13.5MHz
Frame Synchronization
Full Frame TBC
Frequency Response (S input) 4.5 MHz +/-3dB
+/- 3%, 3°
S/N Ratio
>50 dB
Video Correction:
+/- 10%
+/- 3dB
+/- 10°
(NTSC, CVBS and S-Video (Y/C) input only)
Audio level calibration:
S/N Ratio
Analog Bandwidth
20Hz~20kHz, +/- 3dB
AC Power Input
90 to 240V auto switching
DC Power Output
12V/1A (AC adapter included)
Ambient Temperature
32° - 131° F (0° - 55° C)
Ambient Humidity
Less than 90%
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Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved 2006.
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