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AFD insertion and reading

AFD insertion and readingWhether you need to insert Active Format Description data or read it, Crystal Vision can provide a suitable product. You'll find this AFD functionality in some of our aspect ratio converters, synchronisers and up and down converters.

HD programmes are often made of a mixture of true High Definition sources and SD-originated sources that have been up converted and have black pillars at the sides. The AFD data in the signal gives information about which areas of the screen contain a picture and which areas have black 'padding'.

The AFD inserters add SMPTE 2016 AFD, WSS or Video index data to a signal which provides picture format information to downstream equipment to allow it to automatically select the appropriate aspect ratio. The AFD readers can dynamically select the best aspect ratio conversion based on the SMPTE 2016 AFD, WSS or Video index data present in the incoming video.

 
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Indigo products with AFD insertion and reading

  • ARC-20MC aspect ratio converterARC-20MC SDI 10 bit aspect ratio converter
  • SYN-A 3G 3G/HD/SD synchroniser with AFD insertion
  • Up-Down-AFD 3G 3G/HD/SD up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD)
  • Up-Down-AT 3G 3G/HD/SD up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD/audio routing/timecode)
  • Up-Down-ATX 3G 3G/HD/SD up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD/audio routing/timecode/teletext)
  • Up-Down-AFDS 3G 3G/HD/SD synchronising up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD)
  • Up-Down-ATS 3G synchronising 3G/HD/SD up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD/audio routing/timecode)
  • Up-Down-ATXS 3G 3G/HD/SD synchronising up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD/audio routing/timecode/teletext/closed captions)
  • Q-Down-AG 3G 3G/HD/SD short-delay broadcast down converter
  • Q-Down-ATG 3G 3G/HD/SD short-delay broadcast down converter (timecode/closed captions) 
 
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Vision products with AFD insertion and reading

  • UP-DOWN-ATXS-VF synchronising up/down/cross converterUP-DOWN-ATX-VF 3G/HD/SD up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD/audio routing/timecode/teletext/closed captions) - now shipping
  • UP-DOWN-ATXS-VF 3G/HD/SD synchronising up/down/cross converter (audio/AFD/audio routing/timecode/teletext/closed captions) - now shipping