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The 7730ADC-HD line of component analog video to serial digital converters are broadcast quality high definition A to Ds with an extensive list of additional features. High quality analog to digital conversion of audio or AES inputs can be packaged with the video to create an A to D with audio embedder. In addition, Evertz fault monitoring processing will analyze and report video and audio problems via an On-Screen-Display, or remotely via VistaLINK® SNMP.


  • The Features of the A to D process:

  • 10 bit, 74.25MHz (/1.001) sampling of input video
  • Internal processing to maintain 10-bit digital video quality
  • Y, Pb, Pr or G, B, R input support
  • Black level clamp on all components
  • User-adjustable input video processing functions: black level control on all components, gain control on all components, inter-channel delay and picture position control in 13.5ns increments
  • Sync on green or separate sync input
  • The Features of all 7730ADC-HDs are:

  • Three input BNCs for Y, Pb, Pr or G, B, R input
  • One sync input BNC for separate sync
  • Two HD SDI 74.25 or 74.176MB/s component digital video output without OSD text or audio bar graphs
  • One combination output that can either be an extra HD SDI output or composite analog video output
  • When configured as a composite analog output it will be a clean output (no picture) and have the OSD text and bar graph graphics for monitoring
  • One line video synchronizer
  • Variable output phase (in clock increments)
  • Loss of video modes: black, pass
  • A comprehensive on-screen display is available to configure the various features of the module
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring via SNMP (using VistaLINK® PRO) when installed in 7800FR frame with a 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller
  • The Features of "-A4" option are:

  • Four balanced analog audio inputs on two removable barrier strips
  • High impedance inputs (user supplies termination resistors for other impedances)
  • Analog audio input levels are adjustable
  • Jumpers set coarse input levels, fine input levels are set by software control
  • Audio delay of up to five seconds
  • One group (four channels of audio) is multiplexed on the outgoing digital video
  • Two unbalanced AES audio outputs delayed equivalently to the embedded audiodelay
  • 75Ω coaxial (unbalanced) DARS reference input on BNC
  • Loss of video modes: pass audio, mute audio


Analog Video Input

Standard SMPTE ST 274, ST 296 (analog), 1080i/59.94, 720p/59.94, 1080i/50
Input Formats GBR or YPbPr
Number of Inputs 1
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V nominal
Frequency Lock Range ±75ppm from nominal
Input level control range > ±15%
Black level control range > ±10 IRE
Input Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss > 30dB to 30MHz

Reference Video Input

Standard Tri-level sync, analog
SMPTE ST 274, ST 296 NTSC (SMPTE ST 170), PAL (ITU624-4)
Number of Inputs 1
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V nominal
Frequency Lock Range ±75ppm from nominal
Input Impedance 75Ω or High impedance (jumper selectable)
Return Loss > 35dB to 10MHz

Monitoring Analog Video Output

Standard NTSC, SMPTE ST 170 PAL, ITU624-4
Number of Outputs 1
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V nominal
Output Impedance 75Ω
Return Loss > 30dB to 10MHz

Serial Video Output

Standard ST 292-1 (ST 274, ST 296)
Number of Outputs 2+1
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800mV nominal
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise And Fall Time 180ps nominal
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude
Return Loss > 13dB to 1.5GHz
Embedded Audio ST 299-1

Video Performance

HD SDI outputs only
Frequency Response (Y, Pb, Pr input)
Y < ±0.05dB to 30MHz
Cb, Cr < ±0.05dB to 15MHz
Inter-channel Delay < ±5ns
Minimum Delay 0.5µs
Maximum Delay 1 line plus 0.5µs

Analog Audio Input

-A4 only
Number of Inputs 4
Type Balanced analog audio
Connector Removable terminal strip
Input Impedance 20kΩ minimum (differential)
Sampling Frequency 48kHz
Signal Level 0dB FS => 18 or 24dBu (jumper selectable)
Level Control Range ±10dB
Frequency Response ±0.1dB (20Hz to 20kHz) (broadcast quality)
SNR 100dB with input at -0.5dBFS
THD+N < 0.001% (> 100dB) @ 1kHz, -0.5dB FS (rev 2) < 0.001% (> 100dB) @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -0.5dB FS (input video locked to genlock video)
CMRR > 100dB @ 1kHz

AES Outputs

-A4 only
Number of Outputs 2
Output Standard SMPTE 276M, single ended synchronous AES 48kHz
Connectors BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Resolution 24 bits
Sampling Rate Synchronous 48kHz
User Bits Transferred to output in a non-realtime, non-block-contiguous manner
Minimum I/O Delay 2.1ms
Maximum I/O Delay 5s


Voltage +12V DC
Power 14 watts ADC +9 watts
(-A4 option) = 23 watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15, Class A
EU EMC Directive


Number of Slots
Non-audio Versions 1
Audio versions (-A4) 2

Stand Alone Enclosure

Dimensions 14" L x 4.5" W x 1.9" H
(355mm L x 114mm W x 48mm H)
Weight Approx. 1.5lbs (0.7kg)

Ordering Information

7730ADC‑HD Component Analog Video to HD SDI Converter
7730ADC‑A4‑HD Component Analog Video to HD SDI Converter with a four-channel Analog Audio Converter/Embedder

Ordering Options

Notes Rear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+SA Standalone Enclosure Rear Plate
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C, 7800FR or 7801FR Multiframes


350FR Portable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR 1RU Multiframe which holds up to 4 single slot or 2 dual slot modules
S7701FR 7700 Series Standalone Enclosure