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Brainstorm DCD-8 Word Clock Distripalizer 10x17
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    Brainstorm DCD-8 Word Clock Distripalizer 10x17

    Manufacturer: Brainstorm Electronics

    Item #: BRAIN-DCD8   •   MFG #: DCD-8




    For All Your Clockng Needs!

    With the proliferation of digital equipment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep everything synchronized and locked. Carrying on in the tradition of the Brainstorm Distripalyzer, the DCD-8, with 10 inputs and 17 outputs, is the perfect solution! Offering not only exceptional stability but also remarkable flexibility, the DCD-8 is ideal for most situations, whether you have a small sound studio or a large post-production facility with NTSC, PAL or HD systems. Clock generating, distributing, clean up, analyzing, format converting, it does it all for a very affordable price.

    Inputs available are WC, GPS, AES, S/PDIF ADAT and video. Any of those external sources can be used as a reference. Or set the DCD-8 to "internal" and use it as a master clock generator. FireWire is also included, which some manufacturers only offer as a costly option. So, if you need to reference your Mac or PC to the DCD-8 via FireWire, you're ready to go.

    The DCD-8 will feel right at home in a video studio. The base model accepts NTSC, PAL, and even HD tri-level sync. And the optional video generator VSG-4 can generate many different formats of HD tri-level sync, as well as NTSC and PAL.

    For Gearboxing, the DCD-8's exceptional flexibility enables you to generate any rate from any source. The DCD-8 can also generate multiple rates simultaneously: 3 digital audio rates (up to 192K) and 4 video sync rates (2 SD and 2 HD). All locked to the same reference.

    While all this is going on, the DCD-8 analyzer keeps you confident everything is running smoothly and helps you identify problems when necessary (phase, termination,frequency). As a bonus, the DCD-8 even does format conversion between the different audio I/O's.

    • Features

      • Ultra Low Jitter Word Clock Generator
      • Extracts a clean Word Clock from Audio (AES, S/PDIF, ADAT) or Video (Incl. HD)
      • Generates multiple rates simultaneously
      • Word Clock Distributor
      • World Clock Analyzer
      • Audio Router/ Format converter (FireWire included)
      • Audio Reclocker
      • Video Sync Generator (optional) VSG-4

      • Extremely Low-Jitter Clock with all standard rates, up to 192K
      • Reference: External WC, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT, Video or Internal crystal
      • Video reference to NTSC, PAL or HD Tri-level sync
      • Two separate generators capable of generating two rates simultaneously, assigned to any of 8 wc outputs
      • Outputs 7 & 8 feature a frequency multiplier: x2, x4, x64, x128, x256 for Pro Tools super clock and DSD
      • Supports simultaneously .1% and 4% pull up/down rates
      • VSO (+/- 200 cents) is available

      • 3 WC inputs / 8 WC outputs
      • Distributed clock is internally regenerated
      • Silent audio sent to all audio outputs

      • ANALYZER
      • High resolution input frequency counter
      • Phase comparison between different sources
      • Termination errors

      • Audio I/O's include AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT, FireWire
      • Any audio input can be routed to any audio output
      • Audio outputs are reclocked, thus improving the sound of your digital source

      • When locked to an external signal, in the event of a drop out or a source failure, the DCD-8 will switch automatically to an alternate source; if no alternate source has been selected, the DCD-8 will switch to its internal crystal

      • Multiple DCD-8's can be linked together via cable, while maintaining phase

      • VIDEO GENERATOR (optional) VSG-4
      • This optional card provides 4 video outputs, 2 in standard definition and 2 in high definition
      • PAL and NTSC sync can be generated simultaneously and sent to each of the 2 SD outputs;Many HDTV tri-level sync formats are supported and any 2 can be sent simultaneously to each of the 2 HD outputs
      • The video generator can be locked to the internal crystal or to any of the external references: WC, Audio or Video
    • Specifications

      • Inputs:
      • 3x Word Clock BNC (2 on rear + 1 on front panel) - 32KHz to 192KHz
      • 3x AES-EBU (2 XLR on rear + 1 BNC on front panel) - 32KHz to 192KHz
      • 1x S/PDIF on RCA- 44.1KHz to 192KHz
      • 1x Optical: S/PDIF 44.1KHz to 192KHz; ADAT (SMUX) 44.1KHz to 192KHz
      • 1x FireWire 44.1KHz to 192KHz
      • 1x Video: NTSC / PAL or HD Tri-Level Sync

      • Outputs:
      • 8x Word Clock BNC -
      • 2x AES-EBU
      • 1x S/PDIF on RCA
      • 1x Optical: S/PDIF; ADAT
      • 1x FireWire

      • Optional Video Outputs:
      • 2x SD: NTSC and PAL
      • 2x HD: 720 (SMPTE 296M) & 1080 (SMPTE 274M, RP211, 295M)

      • WC Generator:
      • Includes 2 separate generators, A&B
      • Each generator can generate a separate rate from 32KHz to 192KHz
      • Pull up/down: .1% and 4%
      • VSO (+/- 200 cents)

      • Analyzer:
      • Input frequency counter
      • Phase
      • Termination

      • Power:
      • External, switching power supply
      • Input voltage: 90 VAC - 264VAC
      • Input frequency: 47 Hz - 63 Hz
      • Output: +12VDC, 2A
      • Dimensions: 19" x 8" x 1.75"
    • Item Includes

      • PS-8 Power Supply

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