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GeckoFlex 8964ENC 4-Channel SD to Analog Video Converter

The 8964ENC is a high-density, four-channel board that converts four 270 Mb/s serial component digital signals to four NTSC or to four PAL composite analog outputs on a single board. Typical applications include cost-effective analog VTR interfaces, composite analog production switcher inputs, and analog transmitter feeds. Up to 40 encoders can be housed in only 2 RU of space. Most adjustments to this board can be performed on the board’s card-edge controls. The on-screen display capability included with each board greatly simplifies card-edge configuration.

  • 10-bit signal processing
  • Four 270 Mb/s SDI to NTSC/PAL encoders
  • On Screen Display (OSD)
  • Configuration information keyed onto video output simplifies local card-edge controls
  • Outputs four independent NTSC or PAL video signals:
    • Supports NTSC with or without setup
    • Proc. amp controls
    • Line-by-line VBI processing
    • Confidence test signal generator
  • 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 encoder
Signal type: SMPTE 259M, 10-bit, 270 Mb/s serial component digital
Connector: Terminating 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >15 dB to 270 MHz

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

Outputs
Number of outputs: Four, one for each encoder
Signal type: SMPTE 170M for NTSC andCCIR624 for PAL
Connector: 75Ω BNC
Return loss: >40 dB to 5.5 MHz
Isolation: ≥60 dB to 5.5 MHz

Performance
Quantization: 10-bit
Response: ±0.1 dB to 5.5 MHz
Differential phase: <0.5°
Differential gain: <0.9%
RMS SNR: >60 dB to 5.5 MHz
Output phasing: Full frame with frame synchronizer
Electrical length: 2.1 µs
Hue: ±22.5
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.
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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