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Dual HD MPEG-2 Decoder

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As broadcasters, cable companies, satellite providers and IPTV companies are moving to an all digital domain, all distribution is done in the compressed domain. These service providers have a need for a versatile, easy to use, cost effective pro video decoder.

The 7880DEC-MP2HD-2 is a professional high quality MPEG-2 SD and HD decoder card. It offers high end SD and HD decoding of a signal coming from 2 ASI inputs.

The 7880DEC-MP2HD-2 is perfect for monitoring applications or decoding for downstream baseband video and audio processing.

The 7880DEC-MP2HD-2 can reconstruct in the most flexible way all VANC & HANC data in the HD/SDI output.

The front end of the 7880DEC-MP2HD-2 includes advanced ASI input monitor. The 7880DEC-MP2HD-2 offers 2 ASI inputs to feed 2 independent decoders.

The 7880DEC-MP2HD-2 can be coupled with Evertz RF front end (7780DM2-LB DVB-S2 demodulator) and Evertz downstream video and audio processing equipment to create a complete versatile integrated receiver/decoder.

  • 2 x SD or HD Video Decoder (4:2:2 optional)
  • ASI dual inputs on each decoder
  • Selection of decoded service
  • Teletext, Caption, SCTE35/104 (optional)
    • (HD)SDI with embedded audio and ancillary data
    • Monitoring of ASI inputs
    • Fully integrated with the industry leading VistaLINK® PRO system
    • Built-in frame controller for control
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Inputs and outputs
  • 2 ASI Input per DVB TR 101 891-270Mb/s Maximum Bitrate 180Mb/s
  • SDI outputs 270Mb/s SMPTE ST 259
  • HD SDI outputs 1.485Gb/s SMPTE ST 292-1
  • 2 x SDI/HD-SDI output per decoder
MPEG-2 TS Measurements
TR101290 P11.1 TS_sync_loss
1.2 Sync_byte_error
1.3 Pat_error
1.4 Continuity_count_error
1.5 PMT_error
TR101290 P22.1 Transport_error
2.2 CRC error
2.3 PCR_error
2.4 PCR_accuracy_error
2.5 PTS_error
2.6 CAT_error
Decoding Specifications
Video DecoderMax input bit rate is 75Mb/s
SD Encoding Standard SupportedMPEG-2 Main Profile @ Main Level
Video FormatStandard definition 525 (NTSC) and 625 (PAL)
HD Encoding Standard SupportedMPEG-2 Main Profile @ High Level
Video FormatHD 720p and 1080i, 60Hz and 50Hz
4:2:2 Decode+422 option
SDMPEG-2 422 Profile @ Main Level
HDMPEG-2 422 Profile @ High Level
Audio DecoderMPEG-1 Layer 2 Decoder x 4 per video decoder
Embedding of HANC & VANC
  • Audio Pass Through (AC-3, Dolby E™)
  • Closed Caption
  • Teletext
  • 2 x AC-3 decoders per decoder with downmix to 2.0
Power65 Watts
Number of Slots3

Ordering Information

7880DEC-MP2HD-2Dual HD MPEG-2 Decoder
Ordering Options
NotesRear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
+4224:2:2 HD MPEG-2 Decoder
+SCTE104SCTE 35/104 translation
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR Multiframes
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 modules