This best-in-class, single-channel input with two processed outputs delivers the exceptional quality and functionality that have come to define the popular and award-winning Harris series of 1RU processors, which also includes the X85 and X75.
The X50 is compact and cost-effective, yet feature-rich, offering an array of analog and digital baseband video and audio processing capabilities. This 1RU frame synchronizer/converter effectively and reliably supports standard-definition and high-definition formats, including built-in 3 Gb/s 1080p Level A and Level B-DL processing and 3DTV capabilities for hybrid television and production systems. With easy-to-use controls, the X50 comes standard with a myriad of features, including color correction, closed caption/teletext capabilities, control and monitoring via a built-in Silverlight web server, active format description (AFD) support, two fully controllable aspect ratio converters and 24-channel internal audio processing. Available options include CWDM fiber input and output (transceiver) plug-ins, Dolby Digital and Dolby E codecs, DTS Neural Surround Up/Down Mix, Multimerge and DTS Neural Loudness Control options.
Rules Engine: Use to create on-the-fly custom signal flow management based on the input signal types. The applications are almost limitless. Use the Rules Engine to substitute Descriptive Video with Program Audio if it goes missing at the input. Use it to generate audio metadata locally if there is no audio metadata at the input. Code updates are no longer required for most cases for special applications.
Advanced Audio Processing: The X50T can handle audio at sample rates and bit depth other than 48 kHz and 24 bits at the input, and the bit depth can be set to other than 24-bit at the output. Supports Dolby E and Dolby Digital decoders and encoders. Up to two decoders or encoders can be installed, or one decoder and one encoder. Supports DTS Neural Up/Down Mix, Multimerge and DTS Neural Loudness Control.
Critical Path Processing: Can be setup with primary, secondary and tertiary inputs that will automatically fail over upon loss of video or if the input goes to black (and fail back when the main signal returns).
Video Conversion: Up, down and cross conversion visual quality in the X50T is better than other 1RU products on the market! The X50T uses 10-bit 3D adaptive motion processing (temporal) compared to others that use 10-bit 2D processing (spatial). And, the X50T includes a basic (frame repeat/drop) frame rate converter for monitoring or low-motion video applications.
Lip Sync: The X50T has lots of video delay (16 frames) and audio delay (2,500ms) which comes in handy when fixing lip sync issues.
The powerful, affordable and energy-efficient X50 processor can easily be incorporated into the workflow of any broadcast environment - from small stations and OB vans to production studios and networks. Frame sync, proc amp and color correction capability for all 1080p/psf production formats (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30) is now available with a basic frame rate converter that can be used either for graphics, or as a low-cost backup for linear or motion-compensated frame rate conversion in a critical path.