The Cobalt Digital 9902-2UDX 3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual-Channel Up-Down-Cross Converter/Frame Sync/Audio Embed/De-Embed offers two independent signal paths of up/down/cross conversion, frame sync, and audio embedding /de-embedding in a single openGear card. Using any legacy or current Cobalt openGear 20-slot frame, this provides up to 40 channels of processing in a single frame. The 9902-2UDX represents a new level of openGear packaging density!
The 9902-2UDX provides high-density that offers unprecedented multi-input support and flexibility. Dual independent up/down/cross convert scalers are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to or from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. AFD processing can detect an incoming AFD code and correspondingly set scaling and ARC to track with AFD. This processor also allows independent custom ARC to be applied for each incoming AFD code, and set the desired AFD code to be inserted on the output, even if there is no code detected on the input. Analog video (CVBS) input, with AES and analog audio audio embedding and de-embedding is also supported.
Audio embed adaptive SRC allows asynchronous 48 kHz AES audio to automatically sync with program video 48 kHz timing for glitch-free embedding. Individual, per-pair SRC auto-detects and disables SRC when a Dolby pair is detected on an input pair. Bulk and per-channel audio delay controls easily address lip-sync issues. Quality Check option +QC allows failover to alternate inputs based on user-configurable criteria such as black/frozen frame. Included standard is closed captioning absence/presence detection that allows CEA 608/708 and line 21 SD CC absence or presence to be detected, with event actions consisting of GPO, automated alert email actions, or go-to card user presets or other actions.
A convenient input crosspoint can select from up to four SDI inputs to be applied to either of the unit's two processing paths. The input crosspoint allows manual or failover to alternate inputs on loss of input conditions. Option +TTS provides high-quality Text-To-Speech synthesis, directly converting EAS text to digital audio speech with no baseband signal breakouts or add-ons. With option +ANC, the 9902-2UDX offers full VANC/HANC ancillary data packet de-embedding and embedding.
Preset save/load allows saving custom settings while allowing one-button revert to factory settings. Layered presets allow invoking changes related only to a specific area of concern (audio routing, for example) while not changing any other processing settings or aspects. Full user DashBoard or Remote Control Panel remote control allows full status and control access locally or across a standard Ethernet network. GPIO allows direct input routing control and status monitoring.