The HD-488E/SD is a Time Code Reader, Generator and Inserter for HD (High Definition) or SD (Standard Definition) Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video. Linear Time Code (LTC), Digital Vertical Interval Time Code (D-VITC) and RP-188 Time Code are both read and generated by the HD-488E/SD. The unit accepts a multitude of HD formats. In SD (Standard Definition) mode the unit will accept 4:2:2 (525 and 625 line) digital video signals. The inserter mode provides the ability to superimpose time and/or user bits onto video with alphanumeric characters. As many as thirty characters of text may also be superimposed onto the video. Flexibility is also provided to the user, allowing for selection of the information to be displayed (time, time and user bits or text) on up to three different windows. The three windows are independent of each other and may be blanked.
The HD-488E/SD is an enhanced version of the HD-488/SD. New features include selectable color fonts, closed-caption insertion of Time Code, RP-188 Time Code functionality in both HD and SD modes, selectable onscreen date formats and front-panel entry of user text data.