The RB-VHDMA8 is an 8 channel analogue de-embedder contained in a single 19-inch rack unit. The unit can selectively de-embed up to 8 channels within any audio group of an SDI video signal, to any of the analogue outputs. After which, the video becomes two independent paths, where the audio groups can be selectively deleted or passed through and then sent to the re-clocked SDI outputs.
The de-embedding channel routing is controlled via the front panel buttons and indicators. There is also LED indication for SDI input status and audio group presence.
The unit can be remote controlled via Ethernet or serial port connections using the Sonifex SCi software.
It has a triple rate SDI receiver with automatic input rate detection and equalisation along with two re-clocked and individually buffered SDI outputs. It supports the full range of 3G, HD and SD standards from NTSC and PAL up to 1080p 60Hz. There is independent level control for each analogue output channel, which can be adjusted from -24dB through to +24dB in 0.5dB steps.
The analogue outputs have three full-scale gain settings which can be set via jumpers inside the unit. Allowable settings are +12dBu, +18dBu and +24dBu reference FSD. The balanced and unbalanced output connections are paralleled, allowing one type to be used per output.