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GeckoFlex 8950DAC SD to Component Analog Video Converter

Use the 8950DAC to display a serial component digital signal on an analog RGB monitor, to record a digital video signal to an analog component VTR, or to send digital video to a component analog switcher. The 8950DAC is compact and fits in the 8900-V chassis.

  • 10-bit D-to-A converter
  • 4X over-sampling for outstanding resolution
  • Independent component gain adjustment
  • EDH detection to track signal errors
  • 2.5 lines output phasing
  • Supports all popular CAV formats
  • Selective vertical blanking
  • SDI passive loop-through input
  • Remote control via Ethernet chassis I/F
Supported Chassis Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear board, Gecko video chassis: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Power Rating
7.5 Watts – single slot

Signal type: SMPTE 259M serial 10-bit 4:2:2 component video
Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC
Return loss: >18 dB up to 270 MHz

Connector: 75Ω BNC
Number of video outputs: Two sets (RGB or YUV)
Number of analog sync outputs: Two
Formats: RGB, EBU N10 (SMPTE MII Japan), Beta US, Beta Japan, MII US
Sync output: Analog composite sync
Return loss: >40 dB up to 5.5 MHz

Quantization: 10-bit
Sampling: 4X (54 MHz)
Frequency response: ±0.1 dB
Phase increments: 37 ns
Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥70 dB
Group delay error: <5 ns
Vertical blanking:
  • 525: narrow 9L or wide 19L
  • 625: narrow 9L or wide 25L
Output phasing: 2.5 horizontal lines
Electrical length: 2.5 µs
Operating temperature: 0° to 45°C ambient
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

Indicators and Controls
  • Input video present
  • Power
  • Fault (EDH)
  • Output video level warning
Front edge controls:
  • Standard selection
  • Video gain
  • Output timing
  • Component gain adjustments (Y/G, Cb/B, and Cr/R)
  • Sync level
  • Input format
  • Blanking
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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