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GeckoFlex 8985FSP HD/SD Frame Synchronizer with Proc. Amp

The 8985FSP is a fiber-ready, compact HD/SD frame synchronizer board with a video proc. amp capability, including RGB and component color correction. With the same low-hysteresis synchronizer, perfect-picture mode, and redundant-reference feature as the 8985FS, this board is suited to production and playout applications where synchronization needs to be combined with comprehensive video signal control.

The minimum delay while synchronizing is 300 pixels, which makes this unit ideal for live applications. The HD/SD capability is ideal for installations that will be upgraded or that have to handle both rates. Embedded audio including Dolby E is passed through but not processed.

Fiber-ready technology allows this board to accept one of three types of SFP fiber optic sub-boards. One sub-board option can be installed in the fiber optic rear cage connector to provide two fiber inputs (Dual Receiver), two fiber outputs (Dual Transmitter), or one fiber input/one fiber output (Transceiver).

The 8900NET board is required for web browser or Newton control panel configuration and NetConfig and CommandCenter control and SNMP signal health monitoring.

  • HD/SD frame synchronizer with proc. amp
  • RGB color correction for adjusting gain, offset, and gamma
  • Video proc. amp controls for adjusting component gain, offset, and color saturation and Y/C white and Y black clipping levels
  • Split screen mode for in/out comparison
  • Fiber-ready design supports upgrade to optical receiver/transmitter/or transceiver
  • Select between coaxial input and up to two optional fiber inputs
  • Operates in frame-sync or delay modes, with programmable delay
  • Accepts reference input sub-board for local reference input or feeding reference buses
  • Synchronization of HD-SDI or SD-SDI signals from asynchronous sources
  • Compensation of cable or processing delay from synchronous sources
  • Timing video signals before routing or switching and after routing
  • Low-latency synchronization for latency-critical live broadcasts
  • Video signal color processing to correct or match other sources
Supported Chassis Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET board for configuration

Power Rating
8.0 Watts – single slot

HD/SD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic
  • Input equalization: up to 125m
  • Auto-sensing: Yes
Optical: Single-mode (optional)
Formats supported: 1080i @ 59.94, 50; 1080p @ 24, 1080sf @ 24; 720p @ 59.94, 50; 480i @ 59.94; 576i @ 50

HD/SD-SDI: Four electrical and up to two additional optional fiber optic
  • Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typical, to 1.5 GHz
  • Signal level: SDI 800 mVp-p ±10%
  • Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typical for HD, 500 ps typical for SD
  • Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied:
    <0.2 UI HD >100 kHz
    <1.0 UI HD 10 Hz >100 kHz
    <0.2 UI SD >1 kHz
    <0.2 UI HD 10 Hz >1 kHz
Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Electrical Length (delay)
Fixed delay mode:
  • Nominal: 1 frame (±1 pixel)
  • User-adjustable range: 1 frame minus 5 lines to 2 frames minus 5 lines
Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input):
  • Minimum: 1 frame minus 5 lines
  • Maximum: 2 frames minus 5 lines
Fixed delay mode = in minimum delay mode:
  • Nominal: 300 pixels (±1 pixel)
  • User-adjustable range: 300 pixels to 1 frame minus 5 lines
Synchronizing mode = in minimum delay mode (synchronous input):
  • Nominal: 300 pixels (±1 pixel)
  • User-adjustable range: 300 pixels to 1 frame minus 5 lines
Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames

RGB Color Correction
RGB range 0% to 200% in 1% steps: R gain, G gain, B gain; total gain (controls all 3 at once)
RGB offset range 0% to 100% in 1% steps: R offset, G offset, B offset; RGB offset (controls all 3 at once)
Gamma correction range 0.25 to 4.00 in .01 steps: R, G, and B gamma correction or RGB total gamma correction

Proc. Amp
Gain Range: 0% to 200% in 1% steps: Y gain, color saturation, total gain (controls Y gain and color saturation together), Cb gain, Cr gain
Offset Range: 100% to 100% in 1% steps: Cb offset, Cr offset, Y offset
Clip Range: 50 to 109%: Y/C White clip level, and -7 to 50%: Y Black clip level
Hue Range: -180° to 179° in 1° steps

Synchronizing (Genlock reference signal)
The 8900GEN-SM sub-board is required for genlocking GeckoFlex platform boards

Control And Monitoring
Web page configuration: Yes
Local configuration: No
Newton support: Yes
NetConfig support: Yes
CommandCenter support: Yes
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
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