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GeckoFlex 8950ADC Component Analog Video to SD-SDI Converter

The 8950ADC converts a component analog video signal from analog VTRs and switchers to serial digital, which can then be routed through a digital router or switcher, or stored on a digital video disk recorder. It offers 2.5 horizontal lines of user-controllable delay to adjust the output timing, and inserts EDH code to help track errors downstream.

All possible adjustments to this board can be performed directly on the board. When the 8900NET board is installed in the chassis, you gain immediate access to remote control and monitoring.

  • 10-bit A-to-D converter
  • Special 0:4:4 full-bandwidth chroma output
  • 4X over-sampling for outstanding resolution
  • Individual component gain adjustment
  • EDH insertion
  • Two lines output phasing
  • Supports all popular CAV formats
  • Selective vertical blanking
  • Passive loop-through reference input, color black, or composite sync
Supported Chassis Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear board, Gecko video chassis: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Power Rating
7.2 Watts – single slot

Type: Component analog video
Connector: 75Ω BNC terminating
Format: RGB, EBU N10, Beta (US), Beta (Japan), MII (US), MII (Japan)
Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz

Reference Input
Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC
Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz

Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit 4:2:2, 270 Mb/s
Number of outputs: Two
Connector: 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >18 dB to 270 MHz EDH embedded

Quantization: 10-bit
Internal DSP: 4X over-sampling
Frequency response: ±0.1 dB
Group delay error: <5 ns
Signal-to-noise ratio: >60 dB
Output phasing range: Up to 2.5 video lines
Phasing increment: 37 ns step
Electrical length: 2.5 µs
Operating temperature: 0° to 45°C
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

Indicators and Controls
  • Input video present
  • Reference present (2: 525, 625)
  • Fault
  • Power
Front edge controls:
  • Standard selection
  • Video gain
  • Component gain adjustments
  • Component black level
  • Input format
  • Blanking
  • Output delay
Remote: All indicators and controls via chassis Ethernet
November 25, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., November 25, 2013 — Brazil's Canção Nova, a non-profit Catholic Community located in Cachoeira Paulista in the state of São Paulo, is upgrading its broadcast infrastructure with a range of Grass Valley® solutions including five Maestro™ branding and master control systems, five Concerto™ 64x64 routing switchers, five GeckoFlex™ signal processing systems, and six K2 Summit® servers for optimized live event workflows. The system will be live in November and span five locations.
November 12, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., November 12, 2013 — Bank TV, a satellite broadcaster in the Ukraine, has launched a complete, end-to-end high definition (HD) news production solution from Grass Valley® to facilitate the smooth delivery of its 24/7programming. At the core of the broadcaster's new structure is GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools for enhanced production and a streamlined workflow. GV STRATUS is being used in tandem with EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software and GV Edge™ Integrated Playout System with K2 Edge™ playout nodes for 24/7 playout. This deal with Bank TV builds upon the recent momentum generated by Grass Valley in the Ukrainian broadcast market as well as traction gained by GV STRATUS in the EMEA region.
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