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Ensemble Designs BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
  • Ensemble Designs BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
  • Ensemble Designs BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio
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Ensemble Designs BrightEye 91-A HD Upconverter with Analog Audio

Manufacturer: Ensemble Designs

Item #: ENDE-BE91A   •   MFG #: BE91-A


List Price:$2,100.00
Our Price:$1,995.00

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The Ensemble Designs BrightEye 91-A is an upconverter with analog composite and SD SDI inputs. Feed the analog composite or SD SDI output of a camera to a BrightEye 91-Aand upconvert to HD. You can take the HD signal from the BrightEye 91-A into a switcher or projection system. Upconverting existing SD equipment lets you leverage the equipment you already have and operate in the HD domain. An external reference input allows genlock to a house reference. All vertical interval data and closed captioning is faithfully passed.

Upconvert Before Distribution
While some cameras may have firewire out, using the video output and upconverting before distribution is preferable since longer cable runs can be achieved and quality is superior. Additionally, the BrightEye 91-A's reference input allows you to time the upconverted video output for use with a production switcher.
Audio Processing
BrightEye 91-A handles both embedded audio and eight analog audio inputs. Sixteen channels of embedded audio are supported in BrightEye 91-A.If the incoming video has embedded audio, the audio will be safely bypassed around the video processing and lipsync will be preserved. Audio mixing is available for two of the four embedded groups of audio.
Audio Monitoring
Audio monitoring is easy with BrightEye 91-A's convenient 3.5mm mini jack. Just select the audio channels you want to monitor from the front panel and plug in a headset.
Monitoring with HDMI
The HDMI connector on the rear of the unit provides a future proof monitoring interface. Plug it into most computer monitors for confidence monitoring of your feed.
Front Panel and Software Control
Input selection, gain control, and test patterns control are provided through the front panel interface. Audio presence LEDs indicate which channels are detected. Controls for crop, letterbox and pillarbox are accessed from the front panel or BrightEye Mac or PC software. Video and audio levels and the audio mixer can be adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software.

Power supply is included.

  • Features

    • Use with cameras and projection systems
    • Turn analog camera into digital HD source
    • SD digital and analog composite video inputs
    • Analog audio inputs
    • Analog audio monitor output
    • Mirror output mode for on-camera talent
    • Graticule and Safe Title generator
    • HDMI output
    • Frame sync
    • 12 and 16 bit processing
    • Passes embedded audio
  • Specifications

    • Analog Video Input:
    • Number One
    • Type Analog Composite PAL or NTSC
    • Resolution Digitized at 12 bits
    • Impedance 75 U
    • Return Loss >40 dB
    • Input DC +/-1 volt DC
    • Input Hum <100 mV

      Serial Digital Input:
    • Number One
    • Signal Type 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
    • Impedance 75 U
    • Return Loss >15 dB
    • Max Cable Length 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
    • Automatic Input Cable Equalization

      Reference Input:
    • Number One
    • Type 1 V P-P Composite Video PAL or NTSC or
    • Tri-Level Sync
    • Impedance 75 Ohm
    • Return Loss >40 dB

      Serial Digital Output:
    • Number Two
    • Type HD Serial Digital 1.485 Gb/s
    • SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M
    • Delay Adjustable from 1 field to 1 frame
    • Processing 12 and 16 bit
    • Impedance 75 Ohm
    • Return Loss >15 dB
    • Max Cable Length 100 meters for HD (Belden 1694A)

      HD Standards Supported
    • 1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3) 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz1080p (SMPTE 274M -9,10,11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz1080sF (RP211 -14,15,16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz

      Analog Audio Inputs
    • Number Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
    • Type Balanced
    • Impedance >15K Ohm
    • Max Input Level 24 dBu
    • CMRR >60 dB, 20 Hz to 10 KHz
    • Quantization 24 bits, 128 x oversampled
    • Sample Rate 48 KHz
    • Reference Level -10 dBu or +4 dBu
    • Frequency Response ±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
    • Crosstalk <106 dB
    • Dynamic Range >106 dB

      Analog Audio Outputs
    • Number Eight (selectable as inputs or outputs)
    • Type Balanced, transformerless
    • Impedance 30 U
    • Maximum Output Level 24 dBu
    • Resolution 24 bits, 128 x oversampled
    • Reference Level -10 dBu or +4 dBu
    • Frequency Response ± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
    • Crosstalk <106 dB
    • Dynamic Range >106 dB

      Embedded Output (In Serial Output)
    • Group Assign Two of four groups
    • Channels Sixteen passed
    • Bit Depth 24 Bit

      HDMI Output
    • Number One
    • Connector HDMI
    • Type Follows SDI out

      Audio Monitoring Output
    • Number One (select from sixteen channels)
    • Connector 3.5 mm stereo mini jack

      General Specifications
    • Size 5.63" W x 1.65" H x 5.98" D
    • (143 mm x 42 mm x 152 mm)
    • including connectors and flange
    • Weight 1 lb 8 oz
    • Power 12 volts, 14 watts
    • (100-230 VAC modular power supply)
    • Temperature Range 0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
    • Relative Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
    • Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft.

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