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HD9010TM‑IRIG

HD Time Code Master with IRIG Reader

The HD9010TM-IRIG HDTV Time Code Master with IRIG-B Reader is a full function time code reader/generator system for SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5Gb/s) high definition serial digital video. The HD9010TM-IRIG is a combination generator/reader for SMPTE ST 12-1 Linear Time Code (LTC) and SMPTE ST 12-2 Ancillary Time Code (ATC), a reader for IRIG-B code, and a generator/reader of Vertical Ancillary Data (VANC) packets containing the IRIG-B code. The HD9010TM also contains a high resolution character inserter that can burn the generator or reader numbers directly into the serial digital program output.

The HD9010TM-IRIG reads IRIG-B code commonly in use within the United States government agencies and supporting private industries and provides a display of days, hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds in the character inserter. This IRIG information is inserted into a special ancillary data packet in the vertical ancillary data space (VANC) of the SMPTE ST 292-1 serial bitstream. This special VANC packet be decoded by the HD9010TM-IRIG's VANC reader to allow you to encode the IRIG information onto a 'clean' video tape and then display the IRIG information later on playback.

The HD9010TM-IRIG SMPTE Time code generator is output as LTC and ATC and can also be slaved to incoming IRIG serial time code. The millisecond count will be converted to the closest frame number and can also be stored in the generator user bits along with the IRIG day of the year. In the continuous jam sync mode, the generator is slaved to the IRIG-B reader, and will follow code any discontinuities of the reader. The generator may also be momentarily synchronised to the IRIG-B reader, and then it continues to increment normally regardless of the reader code. Momentary jam is the recommended mode when synchronising to IRIG-B sources so that the resulting SMPTE time code does not contain discontinuities due to the different time bases of 29.97 frame per second video and real time of the IRIG code. In NTSC related video systems, the SMPTE generator should be operated in the Drop Frame counting mode when trying to synchronise the SMPTE generator to IRIG.

The HD9010TM-IRIG SMPTE Time code generator can also be slaved to incoming LTC or ATC, or can be set to free run. The generator may also be momentarily synchronised to one of the readers, and then continue to increment normally regardless of the reader code. The second LTC output normally follows the primary output, however the two generators can be operated at different frame rates to supply both 24Fps and 30Fps time code when used in a 1080p/24 environment.

The high-resolution character inserter provides independently positionable windows to show time and user bits for the SMPTE generator and readers simultaneously. When the IRIG or VANC readers are operating in the IRIG DAY mode, there are two independently positionable windows for each reader to show the IRIG time to millisecond precision and the IRIG day respectively. The choice of white or black characters with or without contrasting background mask is available.

Features

  • Video formats supported: 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/30sF, 1080p/25sF, 1080p/24sF, 1035i/60, 720p/60, 720p/50 and the 1/1.001 divisor versions where applicable
  • IRIG reader reads 1kHz IRIG-B format sine wave amplitude modulated and pulse width modulated codes (formats B122 and B022)
  • Encodes IRIG data and optional metadata in VANC packets on output video
  • Reads IRIG data encoded in VANC packet from incoming video
  • Generates SMPTE ST 12-2 LTC and VITC ancillary timecode packets on output video
  • Reads SMPTE ST 12-2 LTC and VITC ancillary time code (ATC) packets
  • Insertion line for VANC packets programmable, read line auto detected
  • One LTC reader and two LTC generators operate at 24, 25 or 30 Fps nominal rate in accordance with SMPTE ST 12-1 specification
  • Generates 24 Fps and 30 Fps LTC simultaneously
  • IRIG CS-6 compatible serial data output to drive external IRIG display
  • SMPTE ST 12-2 to/from LTC translator
  • Genlocks to NTSC/PAL colour black or HD Tri-level sync
  • Character windows for the reader and generator time and user bit data. Windows can be positioned and turned off and on independently
  • White or black characters on contrasting background
  • Two character sizes
  • Front panel display and control using menu system
  • Parallel GPI/O and serial remote control
  • Field upgradeable firmware as new features become available
  • Optional input relay bypass for power failure bypass protection
  • Optional dual power supply configuration

Specifications

Serial Video Input

Standard SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.5Gb/s), SMPTE ST 274, SMPTE ST 296, SMPTE ST 349
1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/30sF, 1080p/25sF, 1080p/24sF, 1035i/60, 720p/60, 720p/50 and the 1/1.001 divisor versions where applicable; software selectable or autodetect
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Equalization Automatic 100m @ 1.5Gb/s with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable

Serial Video Output

Standard SMPTE ST 292-1, same as input
Number of Outputs 2 Program Video with SMPTE ST 12-2 Ancillary timecode embedded and optional characters
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800mV nominal
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise/Fall Time 200ps nominal
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude
Wideband Jitter < 0.2UI
IRIG Data Embedded to VANC packet

Reference Input

Type Menu selectable depends on video format
NTSC or PAL Colour Black 1V p-p
Composite Bi-level sync (525i/59.94 or 625i/50) 300 mV
HD Tri-level sync
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Termination High impedance

LTC Reader

Standard SMPTE ST 12-1
Number 1
Connector 3 pin female XLR type
Signal Level 0.2V to 4V p-p, balanced or unbalanced
Frame Rate 24, 25 and 30 Fps nominal
Speed 1/30th to 50x play speed, VTR dependent

LTC Generators

Standard SMPTE ST 12-1
Number 2
Connector 3 pin male XLR type
Signal Level Adjustable, 0.5V to 4.5V p-p
Frame Rate 24, 25 and 30 Fps nominal
Rise Time 40 ±10µs
Jitter < 2µs

IRIG Reader

Standard IRIG 200-95 Formats B002 and B122
Connector 3 pin female XLR type
Signal Level 0.2V to 4V p-p, balanced or unbalanced

Serial Remote Control

Standard RS-232
Connector 9 pin female "D"
Baud Rate 57600
Control Firmware upgrade

Electrical

Power Autoranging 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz 40 Watts
Safety TÜV Listed, Complies with EU Safety Directive
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive

Physical

Dimensions 19" W x 1.75" H x 18.75" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 477mm D)
Weight 8lbs. (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

HD9010TM‑IRIG HD Time Code Master with IRIG Reader

Ordering Options

+2PS Redundant Power Supply
+HBP Bypass Relay