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IQUPC32

3G/HD/SD-SDI Upconverter with AES I/O

The IQUPC32 provides up conversion and AES embedding and de-embedding for HD/SD-SDI signals. Using high quality motion adaptive de-interlacing and flexible scaling technology the IQUPC32 is a broadcast quality conversion module able to handle a wide variety of common applications such as upconversion for SD content repurposing on HD channels.

IQUPC32 includes a frame synchronizer, capable of referencing to a SD bi-level or HD tri-level reference and a variable aspect ratio converter with reading and writing of WSS, VI and 2016 AFD signalling. Audio handling includes 8 user configurable AES inputs or outputs, audio channel routing, delay...

FEATURES

  • High-quality upconversion for SDI video inputs including conversion aperture control
  • Frame synchronizer with HD tri-sync/SD bi-level reference input and input loss detection
  • Aspect ratio conversion including preset ARC maps relative to conversion modes, selectable pan, tilt, aspect, size, and output crop adjustments
  • Aspect ratio control (signaling reading and writing) using ETSI WSS and AFD Video Index signaling (RP186, SMPTE ST 2016)
  • Video processing features include: gain, offset, hue, horizontal and vertical picture enhancement, and RGB gamut legalization
  • Metadata support — Closed caption passing or processing for CEA608/708 and OP42/OP47/WST captions, VITC or SMPTE ST 12 timecode translation, and ancillary data bridge for seven blocks of ANC data passing
  • Additional processing options including; noise reduction (adaptive spatial and recursive), side-bar keying and linear frame rate conversion
  • Eight unbalanced AES audio I/O, available to/from any processed internal pair, and audio processing features including: channel routing, gain, invert, delay and eight internal tone generators
  • Processing for 16 channels of embedded audio present on the incoming SDI stream with no disturbance during video synchronizer frame wraps or drops
  • Non-PCM processing features pair level routing and delay compensation. Dolby-E data is passed with a delay to match the video and with co-timed audio frame drop or repeat
  • Dolby E support — Detection of PCM/non-PCM audio to SMPTE ST 337/338, pair routing and Dolby E header re-alignment
  • Built-in test pattern generator and 19 character scrolling caption generator
  • 16x user memories
  • RollCall control and monitoring compatible with standard logging and reporting features
  • RollTrack triggers available for detected module states including: Input loss and reference loss

SPECIFICATIONS

Inputs & Outputs

Video Signal Inputs

SDI inputs: 2x

Input cable length:

  • Up to 80m Belden 1694A @ 3 Gb/s
  • Up to 120m Belden 1694A @ 1.5 Gb/s
  • 100m typical (with output set to 1080p rates), Belden 1694A @ 270 Mb/s

Input standard (auto detect):

  • 625(576)/25i, 525(480)/29i
  • 720 50/59p1080 50/59i
  • 1080 50/59p level A/B
  • 1080 25/29psf

Analog reference:

  • 1x analog reference with passive loop-through
  • Black (HD tri-level and SD bi-level) and blackburst (SD bi-level)
  • SD bi-level – RS170A
  • HD tri-level – SMPTE ST 240, SMPTE ST 274

Video Signal Outputs

SDI outputs: Up to 4

Output standards:

  • 625(576)/25i, 525(480)/29i
  • 720 50/59p, 1080 50/59i
  • 1080 50/59p level A/B

Audio Signal Inputs/Outputs

AES/EBU I/O (software selectable): 8 unbalanced (BNC)

Conversion Functions

Modes:

  • Upconversion
  • Aspect ratio conversion synchronization

Conversion processing:

  • Still process: Detects still images and applies an aperture with full (progressive) vertical frequency response
  • Enhanced still: Adds field motion detection to still process. Prevents artifacts on moving repetitive patterns

Aspect ratio conversion (manual or auto): AFD (SMPTE ST 2016), VI (RP186), WSS (L23)

SD input format: Normal 4:3, Anamorphic 16:9, Letterbox 14:9, Letterbox 16:9

SD output format: Normal 4:3, Anamorphic 16:9, Letterbox 14:9, Letterbox 16:9

Metadata:

  • Closed caption CE608 <> CE708
  • Timecode conversions
  • Teletext subtitles WST/RDD8 conversion

Audio Functions

Embedded audio:

  • 16-channel embedded audio processing
  • PCM audio processing includes channel level gain and delay compensation, as well as channel level routing with L/R swap and phase invert feature
  • Non-PCM processing features pair level routing and delay compensation. Dolby E data is passed with a delay to match the video and with co-timed audio frame drop or repeat

Embedded audio: Enable/Blank

Audio Routing

Processed pair 1-8: Disembed 1-8, AES 1-8, Analog 1-2

Embedded Output Channels 1-16: Processed pair 1-8, Tone, Silence

AES 1-8: Processed pair 1-8, Tone, Silence

Processed Audio Control

Invert phase: Channels 1-16

Pair 1 to 8 gain L/R: +18 dB to -18 dB in 0.1 dB steps

Pair 1-8 manual delay: -40 to +200 ms in 1 ms steps

Global manual delay: -40 to +200 ms in 1 ms steps

Dolby-E

Dolby-E auto alignment: ±10 line offset in 1 line steps

Tone

Frequency: 100 Hz to 10 kHz in 100 Hz steps

Processing Functions

Ancillary data: Pass/Strip

Freeze: On/Off

Legalizer: On/Off

Genlock: Reference lock (Ext, Int A, Int B), Input lock (same format), Free run

Memories: 16 user memories

Pattern: Off, Black, Ramp, Bars

Caption: On/Off, Scrolling

Edit caption: 19 characters available

Proc amp

Black level: +100 to -100 mV (0) in 0.8 mV steps

Contrast: -6 dB to +6 dB (0) in 0.2 dB steps

Saturation: -6 dB to +6 dB (0) in 0.2 dB steps

Y gamma: 0.4 to 1.7 (1) in 0.1 steps

YC offset: -20 to 20 (0) in 2 Luma pixel steps

Note: Defaults shown in brackets

Enhancement

Nonlinear enhancer:

  • Frequency band selection: Low, Med, High
  • Four preset enhancement modes: Low, Med, High, Super
  • Manual enhancement mode with H Gain and H Noise rejection levels

Conversion Aperture

Vertical:

  • Frequency band selection: Low, Med, High
  • Five vertical preset enhancement levels: Soft 2, Soft 1, Normal, Sharp 1, Sharp 2

Horizontal:

  • Five horizontal preset sharpness levels: Low 2, Low 1, Normal, High 1, High 2
  • Five horizontal preset detail levels: Soft 2, Soft 1, Normal, Sharp 1, Sharp 2

Other Controls

User memories: 16x Save, Recall, Rename

Memory naming: User-configurable naming of memories 1 – 16

RollTrack index: Up to 50 RollTrack destinations

RollTrack sources: Unused, Input Present (1&2), Input Loss (1&2), Reference OK & Loss

Information window: Video input status, reference status

Factory default: Resets all module settings to factory-specified default values and clears memories

Default settings: Resets all module settings to factory specified defaults but does not clear memories

Module information:

  • Reports following module information: Software version, Serial number, Rear Panel ID, Frame Slot

General Specifications

Electrical: 3 Gb/s SDI, SMPTE ST 424 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, SMPTE ST 292 270 Mb/s SDI, SMPTE ST 259-C

Connector/format: BNC/75Ω panel jack on standard IQ connector panel

Return loss: >-15 dB (270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s) >-10 dB (3 Gb/s)

Output jitter: SD-SDI 0.2 UI (10 Hz) / 0.2 UI (1 kHz), 3G/HD-SDI 1.0 UI (10 Hz) / 0.2 UI (100 kHz)

Reference source: External – HD tri-level/SD bi-level/input video syncs

Electrical:

  • Black (HD tri-level and SD bi-level) and blackburst (SD bi-level)
  • SD bi-level – RS170A
  • HD tri-level – SMPTE ST 240 and SMPTE ST 274

Connector/format: BNC/75Ω panel jack on standard IQ connector panel

Embedded audio handling:

  • HD – 24-bit synchronous 48 kHz to SMPTE ST 299
  • SD – 20-bit synchronous 48 kHz to SMPTE ST 272-A

Digital Audio Input (Unbalanced)

Connector/format: BNC

Sample frequency:

  • PCM: 25 – 96 kHz
  • Non-PCM: 48 kHz

Input cable length: >500m of RG59 cable

Impedance: 75Ω

Standard: AES3id

Digital Audio Output (Unbalanced)

Connector/format: BNC

Level: 1 Vp-p typical into 75Ω

Standard: AES3id

Power Consumption

Module power consumption: 13PR (B frames)

ORDERING INFORMATION

IQUPC3200-2B3

Upconverter with AES I/O. 2 SDI inputs, external & frame reference inputs, 4 SDI outputs, 8 unbalanced AES inputs or outputs

For more details on enclosure types please refer to the IQ Modular Enclosures datasheet.

Software Options

IQOPTM-NR

Software option to add noise reduction

IQOPTM-SBK

Software option to add side-bar keying

IQOPTM-LC

Software option to upgrade with linear frame rate conversion

IQOPTM-UDC

Software option for upgrade to up/down/crossconversion

IQOPTM-LOG

Software option to add logo insertion

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

IQUPC32

The IQUPC32 provides upconversion and AES embedding and de-embedding for HD/SD-SDI signals. Using high-quality motion adaptive de-interlacing and flexible scaling technology the IQUPC32 from Grass Valley is a broadcast-quality conversion module able to handle a wide variety of common applications such as upconversion for SD content repurposing on HD channels.

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