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GeckoFlex 8995UDX HD/SD Video Up/Down/Crossconverter with Frame Sync

The 8995UDX is a compact, broadcast-quality, fiber-ready, up/down/crossconverter and synchronizer. Conversion is of the highest quality in all modes, with pixel-adaptive motion processing. In addition, the 8995UDX provides the most robust signal handling with the low hysteresis synchronizer, redundant reference, and perfect-picture mode of the 8985FS.

It is fully featured with color-space conversion and a powerful video proc. amp that includes RGB color correction with gamma and component adjustments with clip level controls on either HD or SD video. The user can also control hue, chroma, and luma similar to a traditional analog proc. amp.

Powerful embedded audio handling includes channel-level and Dolby E stream routing. PCM audio processing eliminates the clicks caused by the video synchronizer dropping or repeating frames and hot upstream video switching. VITC conversion and Closed Captioning are supported for same frame-rate conversions.

One of three types of optional SFP fiber optic sub-boards 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 and one fiber output (Transceiver).

  • Up/down/crossconverter with frame synchronizer
  • Image enhancement and pixel-level motion adaptive conversion for superb picture quality
  • Synchronizer for robust signal handling
  • Full video proc. amp functions, including RGB and component color controls, video gain, chroma gain, phase control (hue), Y/C White/Y Black clip level controls, and color space conversion (ITU 601, ITU 709)
  • Minimum delay (1 frame conversion) for low-latency live applications
  • Maximum adjustable delay up to 9 frames
  • Fiber-ready – accepts an optional SFP fiber device providing optical input or output
  • Optional genlock reference input sub-board for reference timing that supports loop-through, Tri-level sync and color black
  • Where incoming feeds may be in either 1080, 720, or SD formats
  • For live production where low latency conversion is required
  • For conversion of signals with embedded audio
Supported Chassis Types
GeckoFlex with 8900NET board for configuration

Power Rating and Size
18 Watts – dual slot

HD/SD-SDI: One electrical or optional fiber optic
  • Input equalization: up to 125m
  • Auto-sensing: Yes
  • Return loss: >15 dB, 5 to 270 MHz; >15 dB typ, to 1.5 GHz
Auto sensing: Yes
Optical: Single-mode (optional)

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: 800 mVp-p ±10%
  • Rise/fall time (20-80%): 140 ps typ for HD, 500 ps typical for SD
  • Output jitter in frame sync mode, low jitter applied:
    < 0.2 UI p-p HD > 100 kHz
    < 1.0 UI p-p HD > 10 Hz
Optical: Single-mode (optional)

Electrical Length (delay)
Fixed delay mode:
  • Nominal: 2 frames (±1 pixel)
  • User-adjustable range: 2 frames minus 5 lines to 3 frames minus 5 lines
Synchronizing mode (asynchronous input):
  • Minimum: 2 frames minus 5 lines
  • Maximum: 3 frames minus 5 lines
Fixed delay mode = in minimum delay mode:
  • Nominal: 1 frame (±1 pixel)
  • User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines
Synchronizing mode = in minimum delay mode (synchronous input):
  • Nominal: 1 frame (±1 pixel)
  • User-adjustable range: 1 frame to 2 frames minus 5 lines
Additional adjustable delay: 0 to 6 additional frames

Method: Motion adaptive
3:2/2:2 cadence: Automatic detection
Input: 1080i or 480i @ 59.94 Hz, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sf @ 23.98 or 720p @ 59.94 Hz
  • Output choices: 1080i or 480i @ 59.94 Hz, 1080p @ 23.98, 1080sf @ 23.98 or 720p @ 59.94 Hz
Input: 1080i or 576i @ 50 Hz or 720p @ 50 Hz
  • Output choices: 1080i or 576i @ 50 Hz, 720p @ 50 Hz

Aspect Ratio Conversion
Conversion modes: 1:1, letterbox, pillarbox, anamorphic, 14:9

Synchronization (Genlock)
  • Standard frame bus genlock or external reference if genlock sub-board is installed (NOTE: at least one board per chassis must have genlock sub-board)
  • Adjustment: 0 to 1 frame in 1 SD pixel steps

Timecode and Closed Caption
VITC timecode and Closed Caption SD to HD or HD to SD translation: same frame rate and output line select for VITC and Closed Caption.
NOTE: VITC and CC may not work accurately in 23.98 Hz 3:2 pulldown from higher frame rate conversion

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
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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