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HD9690 & HD9690-444

HDTV Graticule Generator

The Evertz HD9690 & HD9690-444 Graticule Generators are multi format High Definition digital video graticule generator that key various alignment markers and mattes over a source video picture in a wide variety of applications. The HD9690-444 can be operated in a dual link mode for emerging 4:4:4 high definition applications, or a 4:2:2 mode high definition (1125 and 750 line) digital video. The model HD9690 can only be operated in 4:2:2 mode.

Commonly used configurations, stored as factory presets simplify routine operation to just a few pushbuttons. The ability to customize these factory presets to your application and store them as USER PRESETS, gives the Graticule Generator tremendous flexibility while maintaining simple operation for day to day use.

Both units are a 1RU chassis with integrated control panel. The HD9690 & HD9690-444 are also available in a remote control version, which has a blank front panel and either a rack mountable, or a desktop remote control panel.


  • Automatically senses between 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/25, 1080p/24, 1080p/24sF, 720p/60 and 720p/50 video formats and the 1/1.001 divisor versions where applicable
  • Support for 2048 x 1080p/24 and 2048 x 1080p/24sF digital cinema formats
  • Model HD9690 keys Graticule markers directly into SMPTE ST 372 and SMPTE ST 292-1 High Definition Serial digital video
  • DVI-I Output for display on flat screen or computer monitors
  • Two rectangular boxes that can be independently resized, reshaped and moved anywhere on raster, solid or dashed line
  • A grid consisting of horizontal and vertical line pairs that can be positioned independently or in pairs anywhere on the raster
  • Programmable horizontal and vertical matte - adjustable opacity
  • Two User programmable cross markers positionable anywhere on the raster (one on DCP version)
  • Ellipse creation for aspect ratio verification
  • Automatic creation of aspect ratios for mask, box & ellipse objects
  • On-screen display shows object size, position and aspect ratio
  • Automatic centering of all objects or individual object by object control of centering
  • Single button keyer on/off control
  • Adjustable object brightness and color
  • Front panel lock-out control
  • Easy to operate front panel menu system gives access to advanced object control features for the most demanding application, while limiting normal day-to-day use to just a few preset buttons
  • Factory presets allow quick setup to common object placements on the raster
  • Factory presets for SMPTE ST 2046-1 or RP218 Safe Areas
  • Ten user-definable presets, with user-definable labels and individual write protect, allow unlimited customization to any requirement
  • Optional rack mount or desktop remote control panels
  • -444 Version

  • Keys Graticule markers directly into SMPTE ST 372 and SMPTE ST 292-1 High Definition serial digital video
  • Can be operated in 4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr dual link mode with 4:2:2 output or 4:2:2 single link mode - manual select or autodetect
  • Handles extended range (full scale) 4:4:4 RGB with conversion to full scale or legal ITU-R BT.709 YCbCr on the 4:2:2 single link output
  • Optional 3D video mode keys graticule into two separate ST 292 4:2:2 video signals


Serial Digital Video Input

HD9690 SMPTE ST 292-1 1.5Gb/s
HD9690-444 SMPTE ST 372 Dual link 1.5Gb/s or SMPTE ST 292-1 1.5Gb/s
Number of Inputs
HD9690 1
HD9690-444 1 dual link or 1 single link
2 single links (+3D option)
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Equalization Automatic up to 50m with Belden 1694 or equivalent cable
Return Loss > 15dB up to 1.0Gb/s, > 10dB up to 1.5Gb/s

Serial Video Output

Standard Same as input
Number of Outputs
HD9690 3
HD9690-444 1 dual link or 1 single link pgm,
2 single link pgm (+3D option)
1 single link monitor
Connector BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level 800mV nominal
DC Offset 0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time 200ps nominal
Overshoot < 10% of amplitude
Wideband Jitter < 0.2UI
Return Loss > 10dB up to 1.5Gb/s
Payload ID SMPTE ST 352

DVI Video Output

Standard VESA (DVI-I, for DVI-D and RGBHV outputs)
Type DVI-I (female connector)
Resolution 1920x1080 or 720x1280 - same as video input
Signal Level 1V nominal

GPI Control Port

Number of Inputs 8 opto-isolated, active high or active low, programmable functions
Connector Female DB-9

Upgrade Control Port

Standard RS 232
Connector Female DB-9
Baud Rate 115200
Format 8 bits, no parity, and 2 stop bits


Network Type Fast Ethernet 100 Base-TX IEEE 802.3u standard for 100 Mbps baseband - CSMA/CD local area network
Ethernet 10 Base-T IEEE 802.3 standard for 10 Mbps baseband - CSMA/CD local area network
Connector RJ-45
Function FTP firmware upgrade, save or recall presets via FTP

Remote Control Port

+RCP and +DCP options only
Standard RS-422, 9600 baud rate
Connector Female DB-9
Protocol Remote Control Panel


Main Unit Auto ranging 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz 40 Watts
Desktop + Rack Mount Control Panel 12V DC, Auto ranging 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz adapter provided, 10 Watts
Safety TÜV Listed, complies with EU safety directives
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A regulations
Complies with EU EMC directive


Main Unit 19"W x 1.75"H x 18.75"D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 477mm D)
Rack Mount Control Panel 19"W x 1.75"H x 4.25"D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 110mm D)
Desktop Control Panel 7.75"W x 2.0"H x 6.5"D
(197mm W x 50mm H x 160mm D)
Weight 8lbs. (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

HD9690 HD Graticule Generator
HD9690-444 4:4:4 Graticule Generator

Ordering Options

+RCP Rack mount remote control panel
+DCP Desktop remote control unit
+3D 3D Video option (for HD9690-444 only)