Outside Broadcast, a Belgian pioneer and high profile company in HD television facilities has transmitted its first 3D event with the help of AXON’s Synapse modules, especially the HXH150. The HXH150 is a HD, SD up/down/cross converter/synchronizer with side curtain conversion. The Memorial Van Damme, an athletics event held in Brussels, has been captured in 3D in order to show the complete chain from capture to delivery to the consumer cameras. The, by the 3D camera, captured signals were fed into the mixer, and the right and left eye were processed in parallel

For a 3D ready transmission these two left eye and right eye sources need to be combined into one SDI (HD) video stream. This is done by squeezing both pictures to an anamorphic half horizontal size and displaying it as a side by side mode compatible with MPEG transmissions. The AXON HXH150 performed this task together with the required synchronization of the two streams. The HXH150 is also available with an integrated audio shuffler (HXH160) and in a 3GB/s-version (GXG150 and GXG160)

Peter Schut, AXON’s CTO comments: “This is the third 3D demo in which our modules have been used. This shows us that we are indeed developing future-proof products. We are very pleased that Outside Broadcast came to us for help for this unique demo”.

“The AXON Synapse modules have a proven track record in HD” says Ronald Meyvisch, Operations Manager at Outside Broadcast. “For that reason we turned to them when we required help with our demo. The modules more then met expectations.”

The modules were supplied to Outside Broadcast through AXON’s Belgian distributor Diginet BV/SA.

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