Delivering more than just a basic SDI to HDMI converter, the DECIMATOR 2 3G/HD/SD-SDI to HDMI Converter with Built-In NTSC/PAL Downscaler & Analog Audio Outputs from DECIMATOR provides you with a host of features in a small package suitable for location or a studio environment. The device auto detects the incoming signal, and handles signal switching based on the DIP switch settings you select. The converter maintains a 10-bit data path for your video signal, which minimizes scaling artifacts. It incorporates one SDI input that supports signals up to 3G-SDI, and features a loop through SDI output, HDMI output for the converted signal, and a composite out that automatically scales HD signals delivering either NTSC or PAL video.
The unit passes closed captioning signals on the composite output, a useful feature for a broadcast facility. The HDMI output can display selectable frame markers or “Graticules” as well as up to 16 channels of audio meters. The unit also de-embeds the audio from the SDI stream, and makes it available as 2 channels of analog audio. External DIP switches allow you to select how the unit handles conversion to HDMI and SD video from SDI, and which stereo pair is available on the analog audio outputs. The converter features a locking DC power socket and a mounting bracket allowing you to attach it to a wall or possibly the back of a monitor.
- Simultaneously scales the signal on both the HDMI and composite outputs with no more than a 1 frame delay. SD-SDI signals are not scaled.
- USB port for control and firmware updates.
- Composite output is selectable to either NTSC or PAL.
- The converter supports user selectable aspect ratio conversion of HD video to SD with:
- 16:9 to 16:9 Anamorphic
- 16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox
- 16:9 to 4:3 Center Extraction
- Passes EIA-708/608 Closed Captions to the composite output.
- Adjustable frame markers (Graticules) with:
- Separate enables for Safe Action, Safe title, and Center Cross
- Adjustable position for either Safe Action of Safe Title
- Adjustable colors for Safe Action, Safe Title, and Center Cross
- Text Overlays:
- Adjustable foreground and background colors
- Adjustable 16 character text field
- Input status display
- Displays 16 Channels of audio meters.
- Any four audio groups individually selectable.
- AES/EBU, VU, Extended VU, BBC, EBU, DIN, and Nordic Scales.
- Bar & Float, Bar only, or Float only
- Separate Bar and Float ballistics control
- Transparency and bar thickness adjustment
- Adjustable reference level and red, yellow, and green range adjustment