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HD9725LG & HD9725LGA

HD/SD Logo Inserter and Media Inserter

Product Manual Manual
VistaLINK® enabled Overture enabled

The HD9725LG Logo Inserter system is a complete HD/SD Logo Insertion package that will key one, or many, static/animated "bugs" over an HD or SD video signal. Logos created in BMP, Tiff, TGA or Wave file formats can be imported into the Evertz Overture™ software and transferred to the HD9725LG via Ethernet. Logos are stored in flash memory and can be quickly accessed via front panel, quick select keys, GPI inputs, automation and Overture™. With the removable Compact Flash option you can have access of up to 8 Gigabytes of on-line logo storage space and virtually unlimited archived media storage.

The HD9725LGA Media Inserter system is a complete Logo and Audio insertion package that will key one, or many, static/animated "bugs" over a HDSDI or SDI video signal. It will also duck program audio, insert preformatted audio clips (WAV files), and voiceovers.

The HD9725LGA has been designed to manage and store multiple logos. The size of each logo is variable and ranges from 1/25th to full screen. The position of the logo, fade rates, clip association and animation rates are user controllable. Up to 16 logos can be keyed simultaneously with independent fade control for each logo. The onboard preview allows you to cue your logos for position and content verification prior to going "On Air". The Media Inserter Voice Over audio input allows for 1 button audio switching.

The EAS crawl support allows for connection to an existing EAS decoder. This RS-232 connection allows weekly tests (white text on green), watch alerts (white on yellow) and warnings (white on red) to be scrolled across the video with no need for format conversion. The variable height text font can be positioned anywhere on the screen and rendered with any True Type font. A GPI can be used to insert the EAS audio on the HD9725LGA.

The TXT option allows for the creation of custom text messages that can be displayed as crawls or fixed position fields on top of keyed graphic logos. These user defined elements can be dynamically updated by Ethernet using the Overture™ software. Text crawls and fields retain display information such as background/foreground transparency, color, position and font while the dynamic text may be changed without re-creating the associated logo graphics.

The HD9725LG and HD9725LGA are VistaLINK® capable, offering remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This product feature offers another solution to manage operations including signal monitoring and module configuration from SNMP-enabled control systems (Manager or NMS) locally or remotely.

Features

  • Stores and inserts static and animated logos or media clips
  • Multiple simultaneous logos can be keyed directly onto the HD or SD video signal
  • Multi-layer keying
  • Supports 1080i, 720p, 1035i, 1080psF, 480p, 525, and 625 formats
  • Full 12 bit linear video keyer with logo fade-in and fade-out processing
  • Independent control of logo position, transparency and offset
  • Independent control of fade in and fade out of static logos
  • Input bypass relays for power failure protection
  • Automatic equalization up to 100m @ 1.5 Gb/s (Belden 1694A or equivalent)
  • Program and Preview outputs
  • Reference to input video or colour black
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • LTC input for analog or digital "Breakfast clocks"
  • Manage logos from a standard PC using Ethernet and Overture™ software
  • Standard 512MB compact flash storage with 512 MB playout cache
  • Optional +HTXT feature to support crawls and text teasers/snipes
    • Optional 4GB or 8GB internal compact flash storage
    • Optional additional removable flash memory of 4GB or 8GB
    • Option to increase playout cache to 2GB, 4GB or 8GB DRAM
    • Download logos and audio clips from a standard PC via ethernet using Evertz Overture™ software (included)
    • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring and control via SNMP (using VistaLINK® PRO)
    • HD9725LGA Additional Features
    • Eight AES pair inputs and eight AES pair outputs
    • Full 4 pair audio voice over mixing for Dolby 5.1 audio
    • Includes embedded audio mixing with 4 AES pair de-embedding and re-embedding for voice over and clip inserts
    • Audio bypass mode for passing Dolby E™
    • EAS Option Features
    • Emergency alert crawls
    • Interfaces to major vendors of EAS decoders.

Overture™ Software

Overture™ is an easy to use graphical interface that integrates the speed of fast Ethernet, with the ease of drag and drop functionality to deliver a central access point to Evertz keyer products. The software enables the management of media files, which are used to produce the branding. Overture™ enables the user to manage media files over a large TCP/IP network. Users can manage their entire network of Media Branding products from one central location.

Overture™ also enables the user to convert media files, like bitmaps (BMP), tiff (TIFF), targa (TGA), JPEG (JPG), Quicktime movies (MOV), and Windows movies (AVI), into a file format (.evl) that will run on the Media Branding products. Overture™ also enables users to upload WAV (.wav) files for audio voiceovers and 'snipes'. Overture™'s design canvas feature enables users to create frame accurate animated logos (from a series of supported files mentioned above), text crawls, and temperature and date logos. The design canvas provides various fade control settings.

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Specifications

Serial Digital Video Input
StandardSMPTE ST 292-1, 1.485Gb/s
SMPTE ST 259-C, 270Mb/s
Number of Inputs1
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A.
EqualizationAutomatic to 100m @ 1.5Gb/s with Belden 1694A or equivalent cable
Return Loss> 15dB up to 1.5Mb/s
Serial Digital Video Outputs
StandardSame as input
Number of Outputs2 Program, 1 preview
ConnectorsBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Signal Level800mV nominal
DC Offset0V ±0.5V
Rise and Fall Time200ps nominal
Overshoot< 10% of amplitude
Wide Band Jitter< 0.2UI
Video Reference
SourceMenu Selectable from Input Video or Reference Input
TypeAuto Detect depends on video format NTSC or PAL Colour Black 1V p-p, Tri-level
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Termination75Ω
AES Audio InputsHD9725LGA only
StandardsSMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Inputs4 Program, 4 Alternative
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Sampling Rate48kHz
Signal Level1V p-p ±10%
AES Audio OutputsHD9725LGA only
StandardsSMPTE ST 276 single ended AES
Number of Outputs4 Program, 4 preview
Background and voice over source assignable for each channel
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Sampling Rate48kHz
Signal Level1V p-p
ReferenceFrom Video Reference
Embedded AudioHD9725LGA only
StandardSMPTE ST 299-1
De-embedderGroups 1 to 2 of embedded audio in video input
EmbedderProgram audio embedded to groups 1 and 2 on program video outputs
Preview audio embedded to groups 1 and 2 on preview video output
LTC Reader
StandardSMPTE ST 12-1
Frame Rate25 and 30 Fps nominal
Connectors3 pin female XLR type connector
Level0.2V to 4V p-p, balanced or unbalanced
Control
Upgrade 232 Port9 pin female "D", RS-232 57600 baud, 8 bits, no parity firmware upgrade
Remote Panel Port9 pin female "D", RS-422 9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity
Remote control panel interface (only available on RCP or DCP versions)
Serial Control Port9 pin female "D", RS-232/422 8 bits, no parity, baud rate depends on protocol
Selectable protocols}Automation, EAS Interface, temperature probe interface
Media TransfersRJ-45 1000Base T Ethernet, TCP/IP
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of Inputs16 (standard) additional 16 optional
Number of Outputs8 (standard) additional 8 optional
TypeOpto-isolated, active low
ConnectorTerminal block on breakout panel
Physical
Dimensions
Electronics19" W x 1.75" H x 18.75" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 477mm D)
Rack Mount Control Panel19" W x 1.75" H x 4.25" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 110mm D)
Desktop Control Panel7.75" W x 2.0" H x 6.5" D
(197mm W x 50mm H x 160mm D)
Electrical
Power
ElectronicsAutoranging 100-240V AC 50/60Hz, 80 Watts
Optional Remote Control Panel12V DC, 9 Watts
Autoranging 100-240V AC 50/60Hz power adapter provided
SafetyTÜV listed, Complies with EU safety directive
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15 Class A, EU EMC Directive

Ordering Information

HD9725LGHD/SD Logo Inserter
HD9725LGAHD/SD Media Keyer with front panel control / Slate Generator with Audio Support
Ordering Options
+DCPDesktop remote control panel
+RCPRack mount remote control panel
+2PSRedundant power supply
+HTXTTextting features (includes crawls and text teasers)
+TPAir temperature probe
+EEAS crawl insertion (North America only)
+PC2GInternal Playout Memory expansion to 2GB DRAM
+PC4GInternal Playout Memory expansion to 4GB DRAM
+PC8GInternal Playout Memory expansion to 8GB DRAM
+IF2GInternal Compact Flash memory expansion to 2GB
+IF4GInternal Compact Flash memory expansion to 4GB
+MEM2GMemory Upgrade Kit to 2GB (includes +PC2G, +IF2G, and +CF2G)
+MEM4GMemory Upgrade Kit to 4GB (includes +PC4G, +IF4G, and +CF4G)
Accessories
NotesAll external flash expansions include a front panel compact flash drive
+CF2GOptional External Compact Flash Expansion to 2GB (includes front panel compact flash drive)
+CF4GOptional External Compact Flash Expansion to 4GB (includes front panel compact flash drive)
+CF8GOptional External Compact Flash Expansion to 8GB (includes front panel compact flash drive)
9700BHP-AUXOptional second breakout bulkhead panel for additional GPI/O serial communication ports