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Eyeheight announces UD-2 broadcast up/downconverter
The latest addition to the Eyeheight range of modular broadcast equipment, the UD-2 is a high-quality up/downconverter 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 minimized.
Up to six UD-2 up/downconverter modules can be accommodated in a 1RU 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 1RU with AR-2MD multidefinition aspect ratio conversion modules.
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