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Ensemble Designs BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down Cross Convert & ARC w/AES
  • Ensemble Designs BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down Cross Convert & ARC w/AES
  • Ensemble Designs BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down Cross Convert & ARC w/AES
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Ensemble Designs BrightEye 90 HD Up/Down Cross Convert & ARC w/AES

Manufacturer: Ensemble Designs

Item #: ENDE-BE90   •   MFG #: BE90


List Price:$2,995.00
Our Price:$2,845.25

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Easy To Use

BrightEye 90 is a versatile up/down/cross converter or aspect ratio converter for use with analog and digital video signals. Simply set the BrightEye 90 to output your facility's preferred HD or SD standard. The BrightEye 90 will accommodate whatever input you connect - analog composite, SD SDI or HD SDI. After setting the output standard, BrightEye 90 automatically converts the selected input to the correct standard for your facility. BrightEye 90 will upconvert, downconvert, cross convert, or act as an ARC, as needed. The built-in Frame Synchronizer allows you to feed asynchronous signals to the BrightEye 90. An external reference input allows genlock to a house reference. All vertical interval data and closed captioning is faithfully passed.

Upconverting to High Definition

Feed the analog composite or SD SDI output of a camera to a BrightEye 90 and upconvert to HD. You can take the HD signal from the BrightEye 90 into a switcher or projection system. Upconverting existing SD equipment lets you leverage the equipment you already have and operate in the HD domain.

While some cameras may have firewire out, using the video output and upconverting before distribution is preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved and quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 90's reference input allows you to time the upconverted video output for use with a production switcher.

Downconverting to Standard Definition

BrightEye 90 will downconvert any type of HD signal and provides both an SD SDI and an analog composite output suitable for broadcast or monitoring.

Cross Conversion

It's easy to convert between various HD standards, whether 720p or 1080i. Simply select the output standard you need and connect the input, that's all there is to it.

Aspect Ratio Conversion

For converting between SD 4:3 and HD 16:9, BrightEye 90 has you covered. Just select the output standard you need and connect the input.

Audio Processing Made Simple

BrightEye 90 handles both embedded audio and discreet AES digital audio streams. Sixteen channels of embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 90. If the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio will be safely bypassed around the video processing and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available for two of the four embedded groups of audio. The AES I/O ports can be configured for eight channels of incoming audio or for eight channels of audio output. The audio mixer can be used for AES channels as well. Mixer controls are accessed through BrightEye Mac or PC software.

Monitoring for Video and Audio

Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 90's convenient 3.5mm mini jack. Select the audio channels you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in a headset.

The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future proof monitoring interface. Plug it into most computer monitors for confidence monitoring of your feed.

Front Panel and Software Control

Input selection, gain control, and ftest pattern controls are provided through the front panel interface. Audio presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected. Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software. Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.

Power supply is included.

  • Features

    • Use with Cameras and Projection Systems.
    • Turn Analog Camera into Digital HD Source.
    • HD and SD Digital and Analog Composite Video I/O.
    • AES Digital Audio I/O.
    • Analog Audio Monitor Output.
    • Mirror Output Mode for On-Camera Talent.
    • Graticule and Safe Title Generator.
    • HDMI Output for Monitoring.
    • Frame Sync.
    • 12 and 16 Bit Processing.
    • Passes Embedded Audio.
  • Specifications

    • Analog Video Input:
    • Number One
    • Type Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
    • Resolution Digitized at 12 bits
    • Impedance 75 O
    • Return Loss >40 dB
    • Input DC +/-1 volt DC
    • Input Hum <100 mV
      Serial Digital Input;
    • Number One
    • Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M or 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
    • Impedance 75 O
    • Return Loss >15 dB
    • Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
    • Automatic Input Cable Equalization
      Reference Input:
    • Number One
    • Type 1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or Tri-Level Sync
    • Impedance 75 O
    • Return Loss >40 dB
      Analog Video Output:
    • Number One
    • Type Composite PAL or NTSC
    • Return Loss >40 dB
    • Output DC <100 mV
      Serial Digital Output:
    • Number Two
    • Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
    • SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M or
    • SD Serial Digital 270 Mb/s SMPTE 259M
    • Delay Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
    • Processing 12 and 16 bit
    • Impedance 75 O
    • Return Loss >15 dB
    • Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD 300 meters for SD (Belden 1694A)
      HD Standards Supported:
    • 1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
    • 720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
    • 1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
    • 1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
      AES/EBU Digital Inputs:
    • Number Four (total of eight channels)
    • (selectable as inputs or outputs)
    • Type AES3id
    • Connector Coaxial, 75 O
    • Bit Depth 20 and 24 Bit
    • Sample Rate 30 KHz to 96 KHz (Sample Rate Converted internally to 48 KHz)
    • Reference Level -18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
      AES/EBU Digital Outputs:
    • Number Four (total of eight channels)
    • (selectable as inputs or outputs)
    • Type AES3id
    • Connector Coaxial, 75 O
    • Bit Depth 24 Bit
    • Sample Rate 48 KHz, synchronous to video output
    • Reference Level -18 or -20 dBFS (selectable)
      Embedded Output (In Serial Output):
    • Group Assign Two of four groups
    • Channels Sixteen passed
    • Bit Depth 24 Bit
    • Monitor Output
    • Number One
    • Connector HDMI
    • Type Follows SDI out
      Audio Monitoring Output:
    • Number One (Select from sixteen channels)
    • Connector 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
      General Specifications:
    • Size 5.625" W x 1.7" H x 5.5" D (143 mm x 40 mm x 140 mm) including connectors
    • Weight 1 lb 8 oz
    • Power 12 volts, 12 watts (100-230 VAC modular power supply)
    • Temperature Range 0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
    • Relative Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing

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