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7800TM2-3G, 7800TM2-XIO-3G, 7800TM2-IRIG-3G

Modular Time Code Processor Card

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The 7800TM2-3G occupies one card slot and the 7800TM2-XIO-3G and the 7800TM2-IRIG-3G occupy two card slots in the 3RU 7800 series frame, which will hold up to 15 modules.

The 7800TM2-3G series Modular Time Code Processor expands on the professional line of time code solutions by Evertz. The 7800TM series modules provide dual time code processing paths supporting 3G/HD/SD-SDI video signals. This unit is a combination Generator, Reader and Character Inserter for LTC, D-VITC (SDI only) or Ancillary Time Code (ATC). Applications such as reading LTC, D-VITC or ATC time codes and creating a visual burn-in or "transcoding" LTC to D-VITC or ATC time codes are natively supported.

The 7800TM2-XIO-3G version additionally provides 6 GPIOs per channel for control of various functions and for encoding/decoding GPI information in the timecode user bits. It also provides two serial ports that can be used to read timecode from devices supporting the Sony 9 Pin RS-422 compatible ports.

The 7800TM2-IRIG-3G version contains an IRIG-B Reader to burn IRIG time into the video as well as inserting the IRIG data into D-VITC and ancillary data packets. The IRIG data source for the burn-in windows is selectable between the IRIG-B reader and the ancillary data/D-VITC IRIG readers. Thje IRIG data can be transcoded to SMPTE time code so that video tapes and servers can be searched using commonly available SMPTE time code based equipment. Most of the regular features of the XIO version are also available on the IRIG version.

ModelFunctionSpecial Features
7800TM2-3G3G/HD/SD Dual LTC to Timecode Translator
  • For SD - D-VITC & ATC Generation
  • For HD - ATC Generation
  • LTC reader input
3G/HD/SD Dual Time Code Reader/Translator/VCG
  • For SD - D-VITC & ATC Generation
  • For HD - ATC Generation
  • LTC generator output
  • Time code reader diagnostics
7800TM2-XIO-3Same as 7800TM2-3G with GPIO and Serial IO
  • 6 GPIOs per channel
  • 2 serial ports for RS-422/RS-232 I/O
  • 4 Up/Down Timers, up to 4 LTC outputs
  • Ethernet port for Timer control and output
Production Up/Down timers
  • 4 Up/Down Timers, up to 4 LTC outputs
  • Ethernet port for Timer control and output
7800TM2-IRIG-3G3G/HD/SD Dual IRIG Reader/VCG and ATC inserter
  • IRIG-B reader with D-VITC & ATC generation


  • Two independent video paths supporting 3G/HD/SD-SDI video - supports 525i/59.94, 625i/50, 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/24sF, 720p/60, 720p/50, 1080p/50 and 1080p/60 and the 1/1.001 divisor versions where applicable - auto sense using SMPTE ST 352 payload ID
  • 1 bypass protected BNC Serial Digital Output from each input - with embedded D-VITC according to SMPTE ST 266 (SDI formats only) and ATC according to SMPTE ST 12-2
  • 1 Monitor output from each input with visual character display of timecode
  • Reads LTC and transcodes it to D-VITC (SDI only) and/or ATC onto 3G/HD/SD-SDI video
  • Reads LTC, D-VITC (SDI only) and/or ATC and makes visual Character burn-in
  • Reads D-VITC (SDI only) and/or ATC and transcodes to LTC
  • Character Inserter displays time and/or user bits in the picture - user programmable positioning - available on Monitor and Program outputs
  • Outputs referenced to input or 7800 frame genlock reference
  • Card edge menu using OSD to configure the operating modes
  • Card Edge LEDs for signal presence, module status
  • 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
  • XIO version (2 Slots) has additional features

  • 6 Programmable GPI control inputs per channel (12 total) - select modes
  • Ability to ‘sniff' Sony Protocol time code and convert to LTC, D-VITC or ATC as required
  • External Reference BNC
  • 4 Up/Down timers to time program segments - outputs available on separate LTC outputs (total of 4 LTC outputs). Timer control and outputs available via on-board Ethernet port.
  • IRIG version (2 Slots) has additional features

  • IRIG reader reads 1kHz IRIG-B format sine wave amplitude modulated and pulse width modulated codes (format B122) and makes visual character burn-in
  • Encodes IRIG data in VANC packets on HD output video
  • Reads IRIG data encoded in VANC packet from incoming HD video
  • IRIG data encoded to second line of D-VITC generator with special CRC on SDI video
  • Reads IRIG encoded in D-VITC from incoming SDI video
  • SMPTE Time Code LTC, D-VITC and ATC generators can be slaved momentarily or continuously to IRIG reader - converts milliseconds to closest video frame number. Milliseconds and days can be transferred to VITC user bits
  • Character Inserter displays IRIG day and time to millisecond resolution in the picture IRIG modes
  • IRIG CS-6 compatible serial data output to drive external IRIG display


Serial Digital Video Inputs

Standard 270Mb/s SMPTE ST 259-C 10 bit 4:2:2 (525i/59.94, 625i/50)
1.485Gb/s SMPTE ST 292-1 10 bit 4:2:2 (1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/30sF, 1080p/25, 1080p/25sF, 1080p/24, 1080p/24sF, 720p/60, 720p/50, 720p/30, 720p/25, 2048 x 1080p/30, 2048 x 1080p/25, 2048 x 1080p/24)*
2.97Gb/s SMPTE ST 424 & SMPTE ST 425-1 Level A and Level B-DL 10 bit 4:2:2 (1080p/60, 1080p/50, 2048 x 1080p/60, 2048 x 1080p/50)*
*Includes the 1/1.001 rates where applicable
Number of Inputs 2
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 1V nominal
Input Equalization Automatic to 100m @ 1.485Gb/s with Belden 8281 or equivalent
Automatic to 80m @ 2.970Gb/s with Belden 8281 or equivalent
Return Loss > 15dB to 1.5GHz
> 10dB to 3.0GHz

Serial Digital Video Outputs

Standard Same as inputs
Number of Outputs 2 PGM (Relay Bypass Protected to Inputs)
2 MON with On Screen Display menu and character burn ins
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800 mV nominal
HD Rise/Fall Times 200 ps nominal
Return Loss > 15dB to 1.5GHz
> 10dB to 3.0GHz

Reference Video Input

Type HD Tri-Level sync, NTSC or PAL Colour Black 1V p-p
Connector Frame Genlock. BNC per IEC 60169-8 Annex A (2 slot versions only)
Termination 75Ω

LTC Inputs and Outputs

Standard SMPTE ST 12 LTC
Frame Rates 24, 25 and 30 Fps nominal
Connector 2 BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A, Micro 9 pin D for auxiliary LTC Outputs
Number 1 LTC In, 1 Switchable LTC In or LTC Out, 3 additional auxiliary LTC outputs on XIO version
Termination 75Ω unbalanced
Output Level 1V p-p nominal unbalanced, 1 V p-p nominal balanced for auxiliary LTC outputs on XIO version
Input Level 0.2 to 4V p-p unbalanced

IRIG Reader

IRIG version only
Standard IRIG 200-95 Format B122
Connector DB15 Female
Input Level 0.2 to 4V p-p, balanced or unbalanced


XIO and IRIG versions only
Number 12 configurable as inputs or outputs
Type Opto-isolated, active low with internal pull-ups to +5 V
Connector Female DB 15
Signal Level Closure to ground
Function User preset select or programmable functions

Serial Ports

XIO and IRIG versions only
Number 2
Connector Female DB 9
Signal Level RS-232/RS-422
Baud Rate Selectable baud rates (38,400 default)
Function Read Sony Protocol time code
Serial A configurable for auxiliary LTC outputs (on XIO version)
IRIG CS-5 input or CS-6 output (on IRIG version only)


Voltage +12V DC
Power 24 watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC regulations for class A devices
Complies with EU EMC directive


Number of Slots
7800TM2-3G 1 (2 in 7700FR-C frame - slot blocker must be installed)
7800TM2-XIO-3G 2
7800TM2-IRIG-3G 2

Ordering Information

7800TM2-3G Dual Time Code Processor
7800TM2-XIO-3G Dual Time Code Processor with GPIO and serial I/O
7800TM2-IRIG-3G DualTime Code Processor with IRIG-B reader

Ordering Options

Note Rear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+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

Replacement Cables

WP-MICRO/CMD-DSUB/F-F Micro D Female To DB9 Female Adapter Cable