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GeckoFlex 8964DEC 4-Channel Analog Video to SD Converter

The 8964DEC offers four independent full-function decoders on a single Gecko series card. Typical applications include cost-effective analog conversion for a digital server, switcher, or router. Up to 40 decoders can be housed in only 2 RU of space.

The 8964DEC has a robust analog input circuit, which easily accommodates noisy signals such as satellite and microwave links. Most adjustments to this card can be performed on the module's card-edge controls. The on-screen display capability included with each module greatly simplifies card-edge configuration.

  • Four NTSC/PAL to 270 Mb/s SDI decoders
  • On Screen Display (OSD)
    • Configuration information keyed onto video output simplifies local card-edge controls
    • Signal inputs NTSC or PAL
    • Supports NTSC with or without setup
  • Processing includes: clamping, AGC (sync tip referenced), ACC (burst referenced)
  • Reference input NTSC/PAL analog color black
  • Picture detail enhancement
  • Four 270 Mb/s SDI outputs with independent:
    • Line sync mode for horizontal timing
    • Proc. amp controls
    • Line-by-line VBI processing
    • Test signal generator, includes color bars and pathological signals
  • Options:
    • Frame synchronizer, offers full frame output phasing
Supported Chassis Types
GeckoFlex with 8900V-R GeckoFlex Video rear board, Gecko video chassis: 8900TX-V, 8900TF-V, 8900TFN-V

Power Rating
8.5 Watts – single slot

Inputs
Number of inputs: Four, one for each decoder
Signal type: SMPTE 170M for NTSC and CCIR624 for PAL
Connector: Terminating 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >40 dB to 5 MHz

Reference Input
Number of inputs: One NTSC/PAL (required for operation)
Signal type: Color black SMPTE 170M (525 lines) or CCIR624 (625 lines)
Connector: Looping 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >36 dB to 5 MHz

Output
Number of outputs: Four, one for each decoder
Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital
Connector: 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >15 dB to 270 Mb/s

Performance
Quantization: 10-bit
RMS SNR: > 59 dB to 5.5 MHz
Output phasing: ±1/2 line, with line synchronizer, full frame with frame synchronizer option
Electrical length: 1.4 ms
Operating temperature: 0° to 45°C

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
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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