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The 7721AD8-HD Audio De-embedder extracts embedded audio from all 4 groups of a 1.5Gb/s serial HD or a 270Mb/s serial SD video signal as specified by SMPTE ST 299 or ST 272 respectively. The module supports 24-bit AES audio de-embedding for HD and 20-bit audio de-embedding for SD. Up to 16 selected channels may be de-embedded and directed to 8 AES outputs. In addition, a full 16x16 audio channel router is available for channel re-mapping.

The 7721AD8-HD is Dolby E® compliant and handles Dolby E® Metadata. Metadata is optionally de-embedded from VANC and can be provided as an output for downstream devices like Dolby E® or Dolby AC3® Encoders.

VistaLINK® enables control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This offers the flexibility to manage the module status monitoring and configuration locally or remotely.

  • Audio de-embedding from 1.5 Gbs HD or 270 Mbs SD video
  • Automatic detection of input video standard
  • Two 1.5 Gbs HD or 270 Mbs SD serial video outputs
  • Supports 24-bit AES audio de-embedding for HD and 20-bit AES audio de-embedding for SD
  • Flexible 16x16 audio channel routing for channel re-mapping
  • Dolby E® compliant with VANC decode and output of Dolby™ metadata
  • Card edge display for status and miniature bargraphs for audio peak levels
  • Card edge LEDs indicate video and audio signal presence and module fault
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via SNMP; using VistaLINK® PRO, CP-2116E or CP-2232E Control Panels. VistaLINK® is available when modules are used with the 3RU 7800FR frame and a 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller module in slot 1 of the frame
  • Inputs
  • 1.5 Gbs HD or 270 Mbs SD serial video
  • Outputs
  • Dolby Metadata output (RS-422/485)
  • 8 AES de-embedded outputs
  • 2 re-clocked HD/SD serial video outputs
  • Controls
  • Audio channel routing selection
  • VANC decoder line, DID, and sDID

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Serial Video Input
StandardSMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5Gb/s), (1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080p/30sF, 1080p/29.97sF, 1080p/25sF, 1080p/24sF, 1080p/23.98sF, 720p/60, 720p/59.94), 1035i/60, 1035i/59.94,1080p/30, 1080p/29.94, 1080p/25, 1080p/24, 1080p/23.98, 720p/50)
SMPTE ST 259 (270Mb/s), 525 or 625 line
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Embedded Audio Input
StandardSMPTE ST 299-1 - 24 bit 48kHz synchronous
SMPTE ST 272 - 20 bit 48kHz synchronous
Metadata Output
TypeDolby E® Metadata (RS-422)
ConnectorDB15 to BNC 6ft Breakout cable or terminal block
Baud Rate115,200 baud (as per Dolby E® usage)
Serial Video Outputs Re-clocked
StandardSame as input
Number of Outputs2
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Return Loss> 15dB up to 1.5Gb/s
Wide Band Jitter< 0.2UI
AES Audio Outputs
StandardSMPTE ST 276, single ended AES
Number of Outputs8
ConnectorDB15 to BNC 6ft Breakout cable or terminal block
Sampling Rate48kHz
Impedance75Ω unbalanced or 110Ω balanced
ResolutionUp to 24 bit
Signal Level1V p-p ±0.1V @ termination load
Voltage+12V DC
Power11 Watts
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15, Class A, EU EMC Directive
Number of slots1

Ordering Information

7721AD8-HDHD/SDI AES (16 Channel) Audio De-Embedder
7721AD8-B-HDHD/SDI Balanced AES (16 Channel) Audio De-Embedder
Ordering Options
NotesRear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+SAStandalone Enclosure Rear Plate
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C, 7800FR or 7801FR Multiframes
350FRPortable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR1RU Multiframe which holds 4 single slot modules
S7701FR7700 Series Standalone Enclosure
7800FCVistaLINK® Frame Controller
CP-2116E-HRemote Control Panel
CP-2232ERemote Control Panel