Eyeheight Intros Up/Down Converter

Latest addition to the Eyeheight range of modular broadcast equipment, the UD-2 is a high-quality up/down converter with three-field temporal processing and 3:2-pulldown frame-rate conversion. Like all Eyeheight multidefinition products, it is compatible with the 18 video standards currently in use across 525/625 SD as well as 720p, 1080p, and 1080i HD.

The UD-2 incorporates HD/SD input auto-sensing and is fully transparent to embedded audio. User-adjustable delay compensation is provided on all 16 audio channels to offset the video-processing time. Advanced video-noise-reduction features allow overall noise and artifacts associated with DCT compression to be minimised. Additional features include adjustable sharpness and texture enhancement. User-upgradeable software and firmware ensure that the UD-2 can be kept fully up to date with new features and emerging signal standards.

Up to six UD-2 up/downconverter modules can be accommodated in a 1-RU Eyeheight FB-9E Ethernet-interfaced chassis with the options of local control from an FP-9 front-mounting panel and PS-9E auxiliary power supply. Alternatively, three UD-2 cards can be paired in 1 RU with AR-2MD multidefinition aspect-ratio-conversion modules.

A globally active innovator in broadcast-quality video and audio engineering, Eyeheight designs and manufactures a wide range of SDI/HD-SDI equipment for use in programme-origination, quality assurance, postproduction, master control, and associated areas. Eyeheight products centre on a modular platform with Ethernet control and monitoring for easy connection to other devices and to external automation.