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GeckoFlex 8960ENC SD to Analog Video Converter

The 8960ENC converts a serial component digital signal to NTSC or PAL composite analog. It can interface with analog VTRs, composite analog production switchers and analog transmitters, and accepts the 8900FSS sub-board to allow output to be synchronized to an external reference and accurately timed.

  • 10-bit signal processing
  • Four NTSC/PAL outputs
  • Two reclocked SDI outputs
  • Proc. amp controls: luma, black, chroma, and hue
  • Full frame output phasing with 8900FSS sub-board
  • Vernier timing controls
  • Two built-in confidence test signals
  • Dual reference inputs for multiformat facilities
  • EDH detection to track signal errors
  • Remote control via chassis Ethernet I/F
Supported Chassis Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear board, Gecko video chassis: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Power Rating
6.5 Watts – single slot

Type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital
Connector: High Z differential loop-through BNC
Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz

Reference Input
Number of inputs: Two
Signal type: SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines)
Connector: BNC
Impedance: 75Ω or High Z (jumper-selectable) allows external looping
Return loss: >36 dB to 5 MHz

Analog Video Output
Number of outputs: Four
Signal type: SMPTE 170M for NTSC and CCIR624 for PAL
Connector: 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz
Isolation: >46 dB to 5.5 MHz

Serial Digital Output
Number of outputs: Two
Type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital
Connector: 75Ω BNC
Output return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz

Quantization: 10-bit
Accuracy: 9.2-bit
Differential phase: <0.5°
Differential gain: <0.9%
RMS SNR: >59 dB to 5.5 MHz
Output phasing: Full frame with 8900FSS sub-board
Electrical length: 2.1 µs
Fine phase: 0 to 45 ns
Operating temperature: 0° to 45°C
Relative humidity: 0% to 90%

Indicators and Controls
Indicators: Input video present, reference present, communication active, power, fault
Controls: Output gain, luma level, black level, chroma level, hue, filters, vertical blanking, test signal, timing
Remote: All indicators and controls via 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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