The UTG-50 is a multi-frame-rate SMPTE time code generator with an internal GPS receiver. The UTG-50 is truly universal and can generate at frame rates of 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 drop/non-drop frame, or 30 frames-per-second (FPS). The UTG-50 is designed to provide SMPTE time code that represents accurate "real time" time and date. The SMPTE time code time value can be preset and locked to GPS data via an internal GPS receiver, to an internal real-time clock/calendar chip, or to an external time code input.
Date information can be embedded into the user bits of the time code in either HORITA or Leitch formats. The UTG-50 time and date can be set to Greenwich (GMT) or offset to any local time and date. Automatic daylight-savings-time (DST) correction of the time and date is provided and the user can easily setup if and when DST correction is to occur.
UTG-50 "on screen" setup menus allow quick, simple, and easy selection of the various time, date, and display parameters that control its operation. The menus are displayed on a video overlay onto a standard NTSC or PAL composite video signal, which may also be used as a genlock source. in addition, the time and date may also be overlayed onto this video source along with up to nine lines of 20 characters each of text for source ID or other information.