ESE HD-488E/SD HD/SD SDI Time Code Reader/Generator/Inserter

ITEM #: ESE-HD-488E-SD MFG #: HD-488E/SD

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HD-488E/SD - Overview

The HD-488E/SD is a Time Code Reader, Generator and Inserter for HD (High Definition) or SD (Standard Definition) Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video. Linear Time Code (LTC), Digital Vertical Interval Time Code (D-VITC) and RP-188 Time Code are both read and generated by the HD-488E/SD. The unit accepts a multitude of HD formats. In SD (Standard Definition) mode the unit will accept 4:2:2 (525 and 625 line) digital video signals. The inserter mode provides the ability to superimpose time and/or user bits onto video with alphanumeric characters. As many as thirty characters of text may also be superimposed onto the video. Flexibility is also provided to the user, allowing for selection of the information to be displayed (time, time and user bits or text) on up to three different windows. The three windows are independent of each other and may be blanked.

The HD-488E/SD is an enhanced version of the HD-488/SD. New features include selectable color fonts, closed-caption insertion of Time Code, RP-188 Time Code functionality in both HD and SD modes, selectable onscreen date formats and front-panel entry of user text data.

  • Features:

    • Auto-detects HD & SD formats
    • Accepts 4:2:2 (525 & 625 line) & Multiple HD Formats
    • Generates/Reads/Inserts LTC/DVITC/RP188 Time Code
    • Generates SMPTE Time Code in Closed Caption Display
    • Dual LTC Output
    • USB Setup Interface
    • User Friendly Control
    • Time Zone Offset
    • LCD Setup/Status Display
    • Seven Selectable Font Colors
    • Selectable Onscreen Date Formats (YMD, DMY, MDY)
    • Front Panel User Text Entry
    • Universal Power Supply (90-264 VAC)
  • Product Options


    • DC DC Operation: Requires the unit to be powered from a DC source exclusively, typically +12 to +35 VDC.
    • ESE ESE Time Code Input. Cannot be ordered with the IRIG input.
    • GPS GPS Receiver. An internal GPS receiver and LCD menu synchronization option are added.
    • IRIG IRIG-A/B/G input plus IRIG-B Analog & TTL outputs. Cannot be ordered with the ESE Time Code input.
    • NTP NTP Time Server. NTP Time Server output & Network Control input via Ethernet (10/100Base-T, RJ-45).
    • NTP-C NTP Client. NTP Clients synchronize with an NTP server.
    • OCXO OCXO: Provides an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator.
    • RS RS-232C output of GPS receiver. Motorola Binary Format, Position/Status/Data Message once per second. Available with GPS option only.
    • UL "UL" Approved Power Supply: The unit is supplied with a UL/CSA approved wall mount power supply.

HD-488E/SD - Required Accessories

    HD-488E/SD - Recommended Accessories

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