The SD-488 is a Time Code Reader, Generator and Inserter for SD serial digital interface video. LinearTime Code (LTC) and Digital Vertical Interval Time Code (D-VITC) are both read and generated by theSD-488. The unit also accepts 4:2:2 (525 and 625 line) digital video signals. The inserter mode feature of the SD-488 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 video input and output are accessible via rear mounted BNC connectors. Time code input and output connectors on the rear panel are XLR(When option IRIG is specified the IRIG-B input is via a BNC connector). The SD-488 is housed in a single height rack mount enclosure which is black anodized.
A 16 x 2 character LCD shows the current time and status of the SD-488. The front panel controls allow access to all configuration settings as displayed on the 16 x 2 character LCD. The same controls are available on the PC software which is accessible via the rear mounted USB port.