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KudosPro MC500

Motion Compensated Standards Converter

The MC500 is a cost-effective motion compensated standards converter.

FEATURES

  • Motion compensated SD/HD/3G frame rate conversion
  • SD/HD/3G up/down/crossconversion
  • Flexible video and audio I/O configuration
  • 16-channel embedded audio processing for each video channel
  • Continuous output when input standard switches
  • HDMI monitor output
  • Dual PSU as standard
  • Relay bypass on primary SDI inputs
  • Automatic aspect ratio conversion (AFD, VI, L23)
  • Powerful picture enhancement tools
  • Front panel and remote control via web interface and RollCall
  • Closed caption and timecode handling
  • Synchronization
  • User chosen line for SMPTE ST 2016
  • GPI support
  • Front panel control lock
  • Caption generator
  • Logo inserter
  • Sidebar keyer
  • Clean cut
  • Composite input/output (also adds AES and analog audio)
  • Fiber input/output

Applications

  • International program distribution
  • Content repurposing for internet, TV and Blu-ray distribution
  • International TV and video productions

SPECIFICATIONS

Signal Inputs

Serial digital 4x 75Ω SD/HD/3G serial digital with embedded audio

 

Input standards:

  • 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, SMPTE ST 425 level A, level B
  • 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 299
  • 270 Mb/s SD-SDI SMPTE ST 259

Composite PAL, NTSC, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-N, N4.4, SECAM (option)

12-bit ADCs

Analog component YC

Reference: 1x loop-through HDTV Trisync/SD

Bi-sync (blackburst): SMPTE ST 240/SMPTE ST 274

Audio AES:

  • 4x balanced AES inputs – via 25-way D-type
  • 4x unbalanced AES inputs – via 4x BNC

Audio analog: 4x stereo analog inputs via 25-way D-type

Signal Outputs

Serial digital 4x 75Ω SD/HD/3G serial digital with embedded audio Output standards:

  • 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, SMPTE ST 425 level A, level B
  • 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 299
  • 270 Mb/s SD-SDI SMPTE ST 259

Composite PAL, NTSC, NTSC-J, PAL-M, PAL-N, (option)

12-bit DACs

Analog component YC

Audio AES:

  • 4x balanced AES outputs – via 25-way D-type
  • 4x unbalanced AES outputs – via 4x BNC

Audio analog: 2x stereo analog outputs via 25-way D-type

Input Standards

(auto detect) 525, 625, 720 50p 59.94p,1080 50i, 59.94i, 1080 50p 59.94p

Output Standards

525, 625, 720 50p 59.94p, 1080 50i 59.94i, 1080 50p 59.94p

Conversion Functions

Modes: SD/HD/3G motion compensated

Standards Conversion: Up/down/crossconversion

Conversion linear/motion compensated

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

Manual or Automatic ARC

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

Auto zoom: On/Off

Manual zoom: Zoom ±20%

Safe area marker: Off, 16:9, 4:3

Manual controls: size, aspect, pan, tilt

Wide range of ARC presets including 702 sample line mode

Audio Functions

Analog Audio (only available with CVBS option):

  • Four pairs of analog inputs are individually available to any or all processing channels
  • Two groups (2 pairs) of analog output are separately assignable to any processing channel
  • Headroom +24 dBu; balanced connection

AES Audio (only available with CVBS option):

  • Four AES audio inputs are individually available to any or all processing channels
  • Four AES audio outputs (48 kHz) are separately assignable to any processing channel
  • AES input is auto-detected as PCM (32-96 kHz) or non-PCM (48 kHz locked to relevant video input)

Embedded Audio:

  • Each processing channel includes 16-channel embedded audio processing
  • PCM audio processing includes channel level gain and delay compensation, as well as channel level routing/shuffle with audio phase inversion
  • 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

Metadata

Closed caption CEA608 <> CEA708

Timecode conversion WST/SMPTE RDD08/SMPTE ST 2031 conversion

Enhancement

Advanced Horizontal Enhancement:

  • Frequency band selection (Low, Med, High)
  • 3 preset enhancement levels (Soft 2, Soft 1, Normal, Sharp 1, Sharp 2)
  • Custom H Gain and H Noise rejection levels

Advanced Vertical Enhancement:

  • Frequency band selection (Low, Med, High)
  • 5 preset enhancement levels (Soft, Normal, Sharp 1, Sharp 2, Sharp 3)

Horizontal Aperture:

  • 5 preset H sharpness levels (Low 2, Low 1, Normal, High 1, High 2) 5 preset H detail levels
  • (Soft 2, Soft 1, Normal, Sharp 1, Sharp 2)

Y/C alignment: corrects for up-stream luma chroma displacement

System

Pattern Off, Black, Ramp, Bars

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

Freeze: On/Off

Genlock: Reference lock, Input lock (same format), Follow input (same frame rate), Free run

Memories: 16 user memories

Legalizer

EDH support

Communications

Remote control via web interface and RollCall network (IP) and SNMP

Power (Primary and Secondary)

Input voltage range: 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 1.2A (max.) via three-pin IEC power socket

Mechanical

Temperature range: 0 to 45° C (32° to 113° F) operating

Cooling: Internal fan, side venting

Weight: Approximately 3.2 kg

Case type: 1 RU, rack mounting

Dimensions: 44 x 430 x 400 mm (1.7 x 16.9 x 15.7 in.) (HxWxD)

GPIO: 2 available

Throughput Delay

Video processing delay:

  • Field = 16.7 or 20 ms
  • Frame = 33.3 or 40 ms

With scaling active in same frame rate:

  • Ref lock/Free run – Between 3 and 5 fields + ~200 µs
  • Input lock (SDI) – 3 fields + 1 ms

With same standard in & out and sync mode = Enabled:

  • Ref lock/Free run – Between ~200 µs and 1 frame + ~200 µs
  • Input lock (SDI) – ~1 ms

Frame rate conversion: any lock mode – 110 ms typical

Audio processing delay (Audio delay = 0 ms):

With scaling active in same frame rate:

  • Ref lock/Free run – 1.5 frames
  • Input lock – 1 frame + 1 ms

With same standard in & out and sync mode = Enabled:

  • Ref lock/Free run – 0.5 frames
  • Input lock – ~3 ms

Frame rate conversion: any lock mode – 110 ms typical

ORDERING INFORMATION

6143110

MC500-CT1 Single channel motion compensated frame rate converter and adaptive format converter. Including frame synchronization, ARC control, noise reduction, side-bar keying, logo insertion, CC, WST and timecode handling, picture enhancement tools, 16-channel audio processing inc gain, delay & shuffling. SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI (BNC or fiber), CVBS, GPI, AES and analog audio I/O. HDMI monitor output & dual PSUs.

Fiber SFP Options for Fiber — A&B

FC1-13TR: Transceiver 1310 nm/Rx

FC1-13T1: Single 1310 nm Tx

FC1-13T2: Dual 1310 nm Tx

Fiber SFP Options for Fiber — A&B

FC1-15T1: Single 1550 nm Tx

FC1-15T2: Dual 1550 nm Tx

FC1-R1: Single Rx

FC1-R2: Dual Rx

FC1-HDBT2 :HD-BNC Dual Tx

FC1-HDBR2: HD-BNC Dual Rx

FC1-HDBTR: HD-BNC Transceiver

CWDM Tx wavelengths available on request

Note: Fiber SFP type must be ordered in addition to the unit.

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KudosPro is the next-generation audio and video processing platform from Grass Valley, delivering high-quality audio and video signal processing in a compact, affordable, format-flexible package. KudosPro is the ideal solution for broadcasters, news agencies, and content providers needing to consider cost and space issues, while also ensuring high-quality content for domestic and international audiences. Redundant power supplies in all models, plus comprehensive support means all KudosPro ranges work for your business, and keep working for your business.

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