Cobalt to Unveil ‘Dual-Channel Timecode Burn-In Inserter’ - GovernmentVideo.com

Cobalt to Unveil ‘Dual-Channel Timecode Burn-In Inserter’

Timecode burn-in and text can be sized and positioned anywhere in the active video area
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Cobalt Digital, manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, plans to unveil its 3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual-Channel Timecode Burn-In Inserter during September 2012.

Chris Shaw, Cobalt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, says the 9392 single-card solution includes a 3x4 SDI output crosspoint, with SDI out A (channel A), SDI out B (channel B), or reclocked SDI in A routable to up to 4 SDI outputs. A 9391 single channel unit is also available.

The 3G/HD/SD-SDI compatible 9392 enables individual RS-485 LTC inputs to be burned onto two independent SDI video streams, and up to 16 characters of static text onto program video.

Setup and operation are easy via software control GUI and Cobalt’s OGCP-9000 remote control panel, Cobalt says. Program video can be selected and replaced either manually per-channel, or via an independent failover flat-field function upon loss of input.

The generated flat field can be timed to match input format, or be set to provide any of several outputs, according to Cobalt. Timecode burn-in and text can be sized and positioned anywhere in the active video area using easy-to-use positioning controls, the firm says. In addition, the 9392 includes a 3x4 SDI output crosspoint, with SDI out A (channel A), SDI out B (channel B), or reclocked SDI in A routable to up to 4 SDI outputs. A 9391 single channel unit is also available, the company says.

“Cobalt’s product line is comprised of practical and economical solutions developed in response to market demand, and more specifically, our customers’ requirements,” Shaw says. “The 9392 is yet another example. We’ve had numerous requests for a card-based dual channel timecode inserter from OB companies, studios, and post-production facilities and are happy to launch a module to suit their exact requirements,” he says.

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