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Studio/OB Vehicle Output Processing

GEP100 - HEP100

An application example of how to use the HXT 3Gb/s, HD, embedded domaindown Dolby E to PCM dual HDSD input, frame synch, converter, decoder shuffler embedder and with CVBSaudio encoder card A

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EMBEDDED AUDIO STUDIO/OB VEHICLE PROCESSING OUTPUT PROCESSING

Introduction Studios and Outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles typically have a main vision mixer backed up by an emergency-cut bus panel driving a separate video router, with the final output being selected via a 2x1 switch and buffered by a frame synchroniser. Audio from a separate audio mixer, which may require encoding into Dolby-E, is then embedded into this feed.

circuit from the OB location to the transmission centre may be SD to reduce operational costs. Each of these feeds may require a different make-up of the embedded audio tracks.

It is a common for a studio/OB vehicle to provide both a HD and SD outputs; the SD signal may be required because the broadcaster has not fully migrated to HD transmission or because the backup

The diagram shows the signal sources, the required outputs and the processing stages which the signal needs to pass through.

Studios and OB vehicles often need to supply composite video signals to legacy or analogue monitoring equipment.

HD OUTPUT

VISION MIXER FRAME SYNC

DOWNCONVERTOR / ARC

EMBEDDER

EMERGENCY CUT BUS AUDIO MIXER

SD OUTPUT COMPOSITE ENCODER

COMPOSITE MOITORING OUTPUT

DOLBY-E ENCODE

Traditional Solution Using Brand-X Cards A common feature of the Axon Synapse range of modular products is the large number of processing functions that a single card can fulfil when compared to the traditional approach of a card having a single dedicated function. This example of cards from “Brand-X”, shows how, even with some combining of functionality,

FRAME SYNC

the traditional approach would require 4 separate cards with the interconnections between cards involving the installation of numerous cables, this approach also leads to an approximate doubling of power consumption . Each card has a signal reclocking stage on its input introducing jitter and a decreasing of signal stability.

EMBEDDER

HD OUTPUT

CARD 2

SD OUTPUT

VISION MIXER FRAME SYNC EMERGENCY CUT BUS AUDIO MIXER

CARD 1

EMBEDDER CARD 3

DOWNCONVERTOR / ARC

COMPOSITE ENCODER CARD 4

COMPOSITE MOITORING OUTPUT


EMBEDDED AUDIO STUDIO/OB VEHICLE PROCESSING OUTPUT PROCESSING

Synapse HXT10/DIO48 Solution A single HXT10 card is capable of switching between two inputs, synchronising the video to external reference (with separate timing adjustments for HD and SD) and simultaneously providing 2x HDSDI, 2x SDI and 2x Composite outputs. The SDI and Composite outputs have a colour correction to accommodate the conversation to CCIR601 and also a fully featured ARC.

(N+1 etc.) in a Synapse frame, a wide range of audio processing functionality can be added without the need for any cables to be installed.

The HXT10 has four, independently controllable, group based audio embedders on both the HD and SD processing paths, the HXT10 is a MasterCard and by installing cards in slots to the right of it

By substituting the DIO48 with a DBE08 card Dolby-E encoding of various audio groupings can be added without increasing the number of cards within the system.

The example below shows HXT10 and DIO48 cards used together to provide all of the functionality required to process the signals originating from a studio or OB vehicle.

HXT10

HD/SD-SDI IN-1

HD/SD-SDI IN-2

HD-SDI OUT 1+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC

EQ

FRAME SYNC

INPUT SELECTION

EQ

EMB A

EMB B

EMB C

EMB D

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

EMB A

EMB B

EMB C

EMB D

GPI IN

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

4 CH

SDI OUT 1+ (ARC1) EMBEDDED AUDIO

VI & WSS INSERT

DOWN CONVERTER & COLOR CORRECTION

FRAME SYNC

COMPOSITE OUT 1 (ARC1)

CVBS ENC

COMPOSITE OUT 2 (ARC2)

CVBS ENC

PLL

1

ΜP

REFERENCE INPUTS 2

AUDIO INPUTS FROM SYNAPSE BUS 1

2

3

RACK CONTROLLER

4

INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

DIO48

Audio Mixer Output (Language 1)

AES/EBU IN 1/2

Audio Mixer Output (Language 2)

AES/EBU IN 3/4

Audio Mixer Output (International Feed)

AES/EBU IN 5/6

A1

SRC

A2 SOURCE A 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL A3 MUX A4

SRC

SHUFFLE A

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 1/2

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 3/4

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 5/6

AES/EBU FORMAT

AES/EBU OUT 7/8

MASTER FADE

DELAYOFFSET TRACKING AUDIO DELAY

B1

SRC

B2

AES/EBU IN 7/8

GAIN & PHASE PROCESSING

SOURCE B 4X (16 TO 1) CHANNEL B3 MUX B4

SRC

SHUFFLE B

MASTER FADE

TRACKING IN CLOCK SELECT

ADD-ON SELECTOR

PLL

ΜP

MASTER FADE PULS

1

2

REFERENCE INPUTS

1

2

3

4

2

1

INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS INTERNAL SYNAPSE BUS

AUDIO IN/OUTPUTS TO/FROM SYNAPSE BUS

SD Output

SDI OUT 2+ (ARC2) EMBEDDED AUDIO

PANSCAN

4-GROUP DE-EMB

HD Output

COLOR CORR. HD-SDI OUT 2+ EMBEDDED AUDIO

Vision Mixer Output Emergency Cut-Bus Output

RACK CONTROLLER

Composite Output


EMBEDDED AUDIO STUDIO/OB VEHICLE PROCESSING OUTPUT PROCESSING

HXT10 Settings The HXT10 card offers a wide range of control over source selection, video processing, audio embedding and ancillary data insertion. The examples below illustrate the Axon Cortex control screens for both the HD and SD settings on the HXT10 card showing the separate, independently adjustable, Frame Synchronisers for HD and SD, each having a colour corrector. The ancillary data and audio embedding can be individually set for each video standard and a comprehensive ARC and picture sharpness tools are provided for the SD output.

HXT10 HD Control Screen

HXT10 SD Control Screen

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