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The 7812HDC-HD and 7812HDC-AES8-HD are Broadcast Quality Down Converters that down convert common HD/SMPTE ST 292-1 to common SD/SMPTE ST 259 video signals. -3G versions add support for common 3G/SMPTE ST 424 video signals. These modules support frame synchronization and external genlock inputs (card and frame reference) for video timing adjustments.

The 7812HDC series incorporates Mosquito Noise Reduction (MNR) and Block Artifact Reduction (BAR) in addition to motion adaptive spatial-temporal (3D) noise reduction. The 7812HDC series also incorporates new de-interlacing technologies for superior resolution and artifact reduction.

The 7812HDC series supports broadcast quality scaling and offers both standard and user defined ARC modes. AFD (SMPTE ST 2016) based steering of ARC modes and stamping AFD codes is fully supported. Transitions between AFD modes are frame accurate/glitch free. With the +F option, signals applied to PGM B IN can be keyed into image side panels. FILL inputs are frame synchronized so that pre-timing of FILL inputs is not required. With the +CF2G option, static or animated side panels can be stored locally and keyed into image side-panels.

Full broadcast quality color correction and detail enhancement processors are integrated in the 7812HDC series. RGB based color legalization is also supported. ITU Rec. 709 ⇒ 601 color space conversions are performed as needed.

The 7812HDC series supports 16 channels of embedded audio with audio delay automatically matching video delay. Additional audio delay is available. Full audio proc is supported including per channel audio gain, channel swapping and inversion controls. Surround sound to stereo (Lt/Rt or LoRo) down-mixing is supported.

On -AES8 variants of the 7812HDC series, 8x discrete AES inputs and outputs are supported in addition to advanced audio processes like stereo to 5.1 up-mixing (+UMX), Dolby® E/AC-3 Decoding (+DD), Dolby® E Encoding (+DEE), Dolby® AC3 Encoding (+AC3E) and IntelliGain Loudness Management (+IG). Any two Dolby® encode or decode functions may be integrated into a single card including dual decoders or dual encoders.

These modules transfer closed caption and time information from input to output performing all HD ⇒ SD data translations and time code re-calculations. SFP based fiber inputs and outputs can be supplied with the -F variations. (SFP modules ordered as separate accessories)

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  • Broadcast quality down conversion of common HD/SMPTE ST 292-1 video signals to common SD/SMPTE ST 259 video signals
  • Support for common 3G/SMPTE ST 424 video signals (-3G versions)
  • Integrated frame synchronization capabilities
  • Support for card reference and 7800FR frame reference
  • Advanced noise reduction technologies (3D NR, MNR, BAR)
  • New generation de-interlacing technologies
  • Supports standard and user defined aspect ratio conversions
  • Fully AFD enabled with frame accurate transitions between AFD modes
  • Integrated side panel fill keyer (+F)
  • Optional compact flash for storage of side-panel content (+CF2G)
  • Broadcast quality color corrector and detail enhancement engines
  • ITU Rec 709 ⇒ 601 color space conversions
  • "Soft Knee" color legalization (+ICL)
  • 16 channel embedded audio support
  • Audio delay automatically tracks video delay
  • Full audio proc and channel swapping
  • 5.1 surround sound to stereo (Lt/Rt and Lo/Ro) down-mixing
  • Supports 8x external AES inputs and 8x AES outputs (-AES8 versions)
  • Optional stereo to 5.1 surround sound up-mixier (+UMX on -AES8 versions)
  • Optional Dolby® E/AC-3 decoder (+DD on -AES8 versions)
  • Optional Dolby® E encoder (+DEE on -AES8 versions)
  • Optional Dolby® AC3 encoder (+AC3E on -AES8 versions)
  • Optional IntelliGain Loudness Management (+IG on -AES8 versions)
  • Transfers closed caption and time information from input to output with all required HD ⇒ SD data translations and time code re-calculations.
  • Dual fiber in and dual fiber out using SFP modules (-F versions)
  • SFP modules ordered as separate accessories
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via SNMP. 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

* When installed in the 7700FR-C modules occupy 3 slots. Card Slot blocker must be installed for operation in the 7700FR-C

Ordering Information

Coax I/O
7812HDC-HDHD Down Converter
7812HDC-AES8-HDHD Down Converter with AES I/O
7812HDC-3G3G &HD Down Converter
7812HDC-AES8-3G3G &HD Down Converter with AES I/O
Fiber I/O Enabled
7812HDC-HD-FHD Down Converter with Fiber IO
7812HDC-AES8-HD-FHD Down Converter with AES and Fiber I/O
7812HDC-3G-F3G &HD Down Converter with Fiber IO
7812HDC-AES8-3G-F3G &HD Down Converter with AES and Fiber I/O
Ordering Options
NoteRear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
+FSide Panel Fill
+CF2GEmbedded Compact Flash
+ICLSoft Knee Color Legalizer
For -AES8 versions only
+UMXStereo to 5.1 Up-mix
+IGIntelliGain Loudness Management (+IG)
+DDDolby® E/AC3 Decoder
+DEEDolby® E Encoder
+AC3EDolby® AC3 Encoder
+DD2Dual Dolby® E/AC3 Decoders
+DEE2Dual Dolby® E Encoders
+AC3E2Second AC-3 Encoder
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR or 7700FR-C Multiframes
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7700FR-C3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
SFP3T13-2Dual optical 3G/HD/SD-SDI SFP Transmitter, 1310nm
SFP3R-2Dual optical 3G/HD/SD-SD SFP Receiver
7800FCVistaLINK® Frame Controller
CP-2116E-HRemote Control Panel
CP-2232ERemote Control Panel