VC-50HD : Video Field Converter

Bi-directional video conversion between HD/SD-SDI and MPEG-2 TS/HDV/DV

Features

VC-50HD
Convenient and quality video conversion in the palm of your hand

The VC-50HD converts from HD-SDI to 50/ 35/ 8 Mbps MPEG-2 TS as well as HDV format (25/19Mbps). The unit also supports conversion from SD-SDI to DV format (25Mbps) and 12/ 9/ 2 Mbps MPEG-2 TS.
*Up/Down conversion, I/P conversion, NTSC/PAL conversion, Frame conversion are not supported.
  • Bi-directional video conversion between HD/SD-SDI and MPEG-2 TS/ HDV/ DV
  • Portable and Lightweight with High Performance
  • HDMI Output for convenient monitoring
  • External/Internal Battery Support
  • Unprecedented convenience and flexibility
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More Info

HDMI Output allows fexible and convenient monitoring
The dedicated HDMI Output port provides display and monitoring of both the video and audio* signal. The output can also be used to directly connect to a large display or video projector.
*Audio signal is only available when the source is HD/SD-SDI.
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Setup and Control via PC and/or dipswitches
The VC-50HD can be controlled using dedicated PC utility software via USB. This allows setting up direction, codec type, SDI audio channels, etc. Presets can be saved to enable quick and convenient selection via dipswitch settings.


Three different types of power
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The VC-50HD supports three different types of power supply: AC power adaptor, AA batteries, and external battery support. The built-in 8AA battery tray can supply seamless failover power should the AC power become disconnected or while changing over external battery packs. Additionally the VC-50HD can accept V-Mount and Gold Mount external batteries systems.

Open up a new world of application opportunities

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Capture directly to HDD/SDD using the F-1 Video Field Recorder
Combining the VC-50HD with the F-1 Video Field Recorder (Version 2.0) enables direct recording at any supported bitrate (up to 50Mbps) to hard-drive or solid state memory. MPEG-2TS 50Mbps enables higher quality video capture than HDV. Alternatively MPEG-2 TS 8Mbps enables around 27 hours of HD video recording when used with the 120GB HDD. HD-SDI and HDV Bi-directional Video Copy

Bi-directionally convert between high quality, uncompressed HD-SDI and affordable HD format HDV devices. This is an efficient and flexible system for transfer, production and transcoding applications.

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Capture directly and edit using your non-linear editing system
Most non-linear video editing systems support HDV as well as 35/50Mbps MPEG-2 TS data files. Enable higher level quality video production with low overhead.

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Easy capture or archiving to Blu-ray
Blu-ray/ DVD recorders equipped with IEEE1394 (i.LINK) can record high quality video directly from HD/SD-SDI sources via the VC-50HD. This is ideal for high quality video backup and archiving.

Example Configurations
Finally a way to archive and/or distribute your hi-def material on convenient Blu-ray media. The VC-50HD converts from SDI to a 1394 (Firewire) that is readily received by JVC Blu-ray Recorders. Whether your signal is coming live from an HD-SDI production switcher or from a dedicated HD deck, the VC-50HD in combination with the recorder is the perfect combination for getting a quality blu-ray copy.

The VC-50HD also enables convenient monitoring via the HDMI output as well as support for three different types of power supply: AC power adaptor, AA batteries, and external battery support.
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Easy capture or archiving to Blu-ray
Blu-ray/ DVD recorders equipped with IEEE1394 (i.LINK) can record high quality video directly from HD/SD-SDI sources via the VC-50HD. This is ideal for high quality video backup and archiving. See VC-Series Recording to Blu-ray.

Specs

Video Input Format
IEEE1394 (i.LINK)
HDV: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
DV: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
MPEG-2 TS: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94i, 576/50i
HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M)
HD-SDI: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i (SMPTE 274M)
720/59.94p, 720/50p (SMPTE 296M)
SD-SDI: 487/59.94i, 576/50i (ITU-R BT.656-3, 4)
Video Output Format
IEEE1394 (i.LINK)
HDV: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i,
720/59.94p, 720/50p DV: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
MPEG-2 TS 50/35/8* Mbps (HD): 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
MPEG-2 TS 12/9/2* Mbps (SD): 480/59.94i, 576/50i
HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M)
HD-SDI: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i (SMPTE 274M)
720/59.94p, 720/50p (SMPTE 296M)
SD-SDI: 487/59.94i, 576/50i (ITU-R BT.656-4)
HDMI
1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94i, 576/50i
Audio Input
IEEE1394
HDV: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps
DV: Linear PCM 16bit 48kHz 2ch
MPEG-2 TS: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps
HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio
HD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 299M)
SD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 272M-AC)
Audio Output
IEEE1394
HDV: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps
DV: Linear PCM 16bit 48kHz 2ch
MPEG-2 TS: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps
HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio
HD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 299M)
SD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 272M-C)
HDMI
Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch
Timecode In/Out
IEEE1394
HDV: Conforms to HDV Standard
DV: Conforms to IEC 61834-2
MPEG-2 TS: Conforms to IEC 13818-2
HD/SD-SDI
HD-SDI: Conforms to SMPTE RP188 (VITC, LTC)
SD-SDI: Conforms to SMPTE 266M, SMPTE RP188 (VITC, LTC)
Connectors
IEEE1394 Connector (i.LINK)
6-pin Type x 1 Conforms to IEEE1394-1995
HD/SD-SDI Input Connector
BNC Type x 1 Conforms to SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
HD/SD-SDI Output/ Thru Output Connector
BNC Type x 1 Conforms to SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
HDMI Output Connector
Type A (19-pin) x 1
USB Connector
B Type x 1 Conforms to USB1.1 Full Speed
DC IN Connector
XLR 4-pin Type x 1 DC 9-20V
Others
Power Supply
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U) or External Battery (DC 9-20V) or HR15/51 x 8 or LR6 (AA) x 8
Max Operation time
about 2 hour (Nickel Metal Hydride Battery)
about 30 min (Alkaline Dry Battery)
about 10 hour (External, IDX Endura10 Li-Ion Battery)
* battery life will be changed according to the system situation.
Current Draw
2,000mA
Operation Temperature
+0 to +40 degrees Celsius, 41 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Accessories
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U),
Conversion cable (AC Adaptor -- XLR 4-pin type connector), AC Power Cord,
Battery Case (for AA type battery x 8), Battery Plate Holder,
maunt screw for Battery Plate Holder x 8, Ferrate Core x 8
Size and Weight
Width
114 mm
4-1/2 inches
Depth
194 mm
7-11/16 inches
Height
42 mm
1-11/16 inches
Weight
620 g
1 lbs. 6 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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