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LIDIA HD Supports LIDIA 4 and LIDIA 5 Triggers

Evertz is pleased to introduce the latest 9725 series of logo and media insertion products for the deployment of CBS' LIDIA HD branding project. This fully integrated, LIDIA compatible system was designed to meet not only the immediate branding needs of CBS affiliates, but also provide for future expansion. With extensive hardware and software interface updates, the 9725 series has been designed to manage and store multiple logos, ranging in size from 1/25th to full screen, set position, fade and animation rates, and conveniently receive trigger information through the LIDIA HD network. With the capability to key in up to 16 logos simultaneously, the 9725 logo and media insertion products are the most advanced branding devices available today.

PKGHD9725LG-L4 & PKGHD9725LGA-L4 with L5 Upgrade

The HD9725LG provides a complete HD Logo and HD Logo/Audio Insertion package that will key one or many static/animated "bugs" over a full bandwidth HD program video signal. This version handles either HD or SD video inputs.


The Overture™ application software is included with the media branding products and provides a unified interface to:

  • Create and upload custom crawls
  • Create and deliver logos
  • Build animation sequences including fade in, pause and fade out routines
  • Adjust logo position and transparency levels
  • Import TIFF, TARGA, BMP, GIF or JPG format graphic files
  • Import Quicktime or AVI format video files
  • Generate analog and digital clocks, dates, temperatures and slates
  • Provide a firmware upgrade utility for one or multiple units

The 9725 Series allows the user to create custom text messages that can be displayed as crawls or fixed fields on top of the keyed graphic logos. These user-defined elements are dynamically updated via Ethernet. Text crawls and fields retain display information such as background/foreground transparency, color, position and font while the dynamic text may be changed without re-creating the associated logo graphics.

The EAS crawl option provides connection to an existing EAS decoder for tests (white text on green), watch alerts (white on yellow) and warnings (white on red) The variable height text font can be positioned anywhere on the screen.


  • 16 level key sublayers used for static and dynamic logos, clocks and countdown timers, animations, temperature, crawls and text.
  • User-configurable logo positioning and transparency and control
    • Transparency control through incorporated 12-bit linear keyer
    • 12-bit linear fade in and out control
  • Key in full screen logo
  • 32 GPIs and 16 GPOs for running script triggers, logo loads, keying and tallys
  • Serial ports, LTC inputs with accompanying break-out panels
  • Automation control including M2100 and XY protocols
  • Equipped with standard 2GB flash and 2GB playout storage
  • Memory expandable up to 8G internal flash memory & 8G playout memory
  • Program output bypass relay protected
  • User control of crawl generation, animation through user-friendly Overture™
  • GUI featuring customizable desktop with dockable windows
  • Improved logo management tools through Overture™:
    • Recall uploaded logos
    • Re-edit and update older files
    • Reload new images
  • FTP file transfer and maintenance
  • Keys directly into composite analog signal without decoding (AN-model)
  • Creates custom text messages
  • Built-in crawls, text teasers (snipes)
    • Each snipe file has 4 reveals
    • Each reveal contains up to 4 text lines
  • Desk mount control panel
  • EAS crawl support for Sage, DASDEC and TFT decoders
  • EAS supports all alert codes including Amber Alerts
  • HD9725 series supports either SD or HD video inputs
  • Optional rack mount control panel
  • LIDIA HD L4 with L5 Upgrade Additional Features
  • Eight AES pair inputs and eight AES pair outputs
  • Full 4 pair audio voice over mixing for Dolby 5.1 audio
  • Includes embedded audio mixing with 4 AES pair de-embedding and re-embedding for voice over and clip inserts
  • Audio bypass mode for passing Dolby E


Serial Digital Video Input
StandardSMPTE ST 292-1 1.485Gb/s (1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 480/59.94)
SMPTE ST 295, 525/625
Connector1 BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
EqualizationAutomatic up to 100m @ 1.5Gb/s with Belden 1694 (or equivalent)
200m @ 270Mb/s
Serial Digital Video Output
StandardSame as Input
Number of Outputs2 Program and 1 Preview
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise/Fall Time200ps nominal
Overshoot± 10% of amplitude (all outputs terminated)
Wideband Jitter± 0.2UI
AES Audio InputsHD9725LGA Only
StandardsSMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Inputs4 Program, 4 Alternative
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Sampling Rate48kHz
Signal Level1V p-p ±10%
AES Audio OutputsHD9725LGA Only
StandardsSMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Outputs4 Program, 4 preview
Background and voice over source assignable for each channel
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Sampling Rate48kHz
Signal Level1V p-p
ReferenceFrom Video Reference
Embedded AudioHD9725LGA Only
StandardSMPTE ST 299-1
De-embedderGroups 1 to 2 of embedded audio in video input
EmbedderProgram audio embedded to groups 1 and 2 on program video outputs
Preview audio embedded to groups 1 and 2 on preview video output
Serial Remote Control
Number of Ports4
Connector9 pin "D" Type
FunctionAutomation Control
Media Transfer TypeRJ-45 TCP/IP, 10/100/1000Base T
General Purpose Input/Output
Number of Inputs32
Number of Outputs16
TypeOpto Isolated, Active Low
LTC Reader
StandardSMPTE ST 12-1 - 25, 30Fps Drop & non-Drop Frame
ConnectorXLR Type 3 pin female connector
Power115/230V AC 50/60Hz 80 Watts
SafetyTÜV Listed, Complies with EU Safety Directive
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive
Dimensions19"W x 1.75"H x 18.75"D
(483mm x 45mm x 477mm)
Weight8lbs (3.5kg)

Ordering Information

NotesAll units include 2GB internal memory, 2GB external Compact Flash, 2GB internal playout cache, Desktop Control Panel, Text Crawl insertion, EAS and Overture™ software GUI
All units ship with redundant power supply and 2-year warranty
CBS LIDIA HD Upgrade Procedure PDF (33.7kB)
PKGHD9725LG-L4, L5 UpgradeLIDIA HD Logo Inserter Package
PKGHD9725LGA-L4, L5 UpgradeLIDIA HD Media (Video and Audio) Inserter Package
Ordering Options
NotesAdditional memory options are available. Please contact Evertz directly for more information
+TPAir Temperature Probe