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SYNNER-VF

What is it?

SYNNER-VF 3G/HD/SD video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder3G/HD/SD video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder for AES and analogue audio.

Reason to choose it...

It includes so much functionality on one card – simplifying your system design while saving you money and rack space. In addition to the sophisticated video synchronising and Dolby E handling, it can embed and de-embed a mixture of up to two groups of analogue audio and four groups of AES at the same time, and includes audio and video processing, integrated fibre connectivity and flexible delay compensation. It's also one of the products that benefits from the dual syncs distributed from the Vision frame – with more outputs, easier wiring and the option of a backup reference.

Ideal for...

Any signal timing applications where you need to embed or de-embed external audio – such as on the station output, station input or before a studio mixer. See who's using our synchronisers.

Control it...

Try out the SYNNER-VF with analogue audio VisionWeb demo or the SYNNER-VF with digital audio VisionWeb demo (opens in new window) – you'll see how easy it is to operate SYNNER-VF from your web browser, while exploring the full functionality of the product.

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Main features

  • Simplify your system design with multiple functionality on one card
  • Combines 3G/HD/SD video frame synchroniser with tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder
  • Works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and both AES and analogue audio
  • Use it as a synchroniser or fixed delay line: synchronise incoming video signals not locked to the local reference or compensate for timing delays within the video system
  • Flexible embedding and de-embedding of external audio: use piggybacks to configure it as a two group analogue audio embedder/de-embedder or as a four group AES embedder/de-embedder - or mix analogue and digital piggybacks
  • Powerful audio routing: full channel shuffling and overwriting
  • Easy to match all your signals: with flexible video and audio delays
  • Ideal for Dolby E users: synchronise video containing mixture of Dolby E and linear AES within same audio group and auto-correct timing errors with the guardband
  • Optimise the audio and video: with full audio processing and video proc-amp
  • Optional integrated fibre input/output connectivity means you won't be limited by cable lengths
  • Get peace of mind by knowing the status of your signal: easily monitor a large number of video and audio alarms
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either VR02, VR12 or VR13)
  • Housed in Vision rack frames
  • Space-saving: 96mm x 325mm card allows up to 20 SYNNER-VF in 3U (ten with VR13 rear module fitted)
  • Flexible control and monitoring: frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel SNMP, or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Simplifying system designs

SYNNER-VF combines multiple functions on one card to simplify system designs and save broadcast engineers money and rack space.

The powerful SYNNER-VF combines a video synchroniser, tracking audio delay, embedder, de-embedder, audio processor and video proc-amp. It can embed and de-embed a mixture of up to two groups of analogue audio and four groups of AES at the same time. It includes video and audio processing, delay compensation, advanced handling of Dolby E and integrated fibre input/output.

SYNNER-VF's combination of features make it the best solution for any embedding, de-embedding and timing requirements. SYNNER-VF is ideal for any signal timing applications where you need to embed or de-embed external audio – such as on the station output, station input or before a studio mixer.

Use it with different signals

SYNNER-VF can be used with a variety of signals. It works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and with synchronous or asynchronous 48kHz AES, synchronous or asynchronous Dolby E and analogue audio.

SYNNER-VF is designed to accept an untimed feed of video and embed up to four groups of external audio, producing timed video and embedded audio – or alternatively to take an untimed feed of video containing embedded audio and produce video and separate audio, timed to station syncs.

The ideal synchroniser for Dolby E users

SYNNER-VF is ideal for Dolby E users. It allows very flexible handling of Dolby E, with Dolby E data automatically detected and processed appropriately – ensuring it is routed in such a way that you can’t destroy the data.

SYNNER-VF can embed or de-embed Dolby E and will synchronise video containing Dolby E, linear audio or both – allowing a mixture of Dolby E and linear AES within a single audio group. How? It separates the Dolby E and linear audio and synchronises both types in the appropriate way before re-embedding the audio. When transporting Dolby E, any Dolby E stream must be treated as a stereo pair and no audio processing applied to ensure integrity of the audio.

It is important to ensure that when Dolby E data is embedded, the guardband is in the correct place. SYNNER-VF has the ability to auto-correct timing errors with the guardband, aligning it correctly with the output video switching point. SYNNER-VF can also use incoming Ancillary Timecode (ATC) or an interlaced reference signal to determine the field sequence of a High Definition progressive video output, which helps to ensure that Dolby E has its guardband correctly positioned. The invert output sequence control allows the Dolby E output to be timed in anti-phase to the ATC or interlaced reference, if required, to allow for subsequent processing.

SYNNER-VF's additional video delay can be used to compensate for the one frame of delay introduced when converting to or from Dolby E.

Synchronise the video

SYNNER-VF can both synchronise incoming video signals which are not locked to the local reference and compensate for timing delays within the video system.

It has two operational modes: synchroniser and delay line. Synchroniser mode is ideal for external sources that are not timed to station references such as satellite or remote contribution feeds. In synchroniser mode SYNNER-VF takes its timing from the two references connected via the Vision frame and will automatically synchronise sources that are up to one frame apart, fixing any incorrect frame rates plus any delays. Audio signals can optionally be made to track this dynamic video delay to maintain lip-sync. Further fixed delays can be added for matching purposes.

The ability to cross-lock allows SYNNER-VF to conveniently use any existing timing signals, with a 3Gb/s, HD or SD input referenced to either HD tri-level syncs or SD Black and Burst. There are ten options for the reference selection, selectable via VisionWeb. (See the Specification for full details.) If the reference and video frame rate become incompatible, the card will attempt to use the other listed reference source and if that is not compatible, lock to the input video.

Delay mode takes its timing from the video input and is ideal for when the frame rate is correct but the source has been passed through equipment such as a chroma keyer, DVE or standards converter and therefore been delayed for a few lines. In delay mode the synchroniser is bypassed and just the bulk delays are active. (See next section.) Delay mode is activated either manually by selecting the Video>Freerun option or automatically if the selected references fail.

Both manual and automatic freeze are available. You can choose to show the last good frame or alternatively a black or blue screen.

Easy to match all your signals

As well as featuring short minimum delays for both the audio and video to help prevent system lip-sync complications, SYNNER-VF offers a flexible range of video and audio delays to help match all your signals and ensure Dolby alignment. Some of these delays are of fixed length, while others are dynamic.

For the video…

In synchroniser mode the synchroniser delay automatically adjusts over a range of 0 to 1 frames to provide the desired output timing. SYNNER-VF makes it easy to compensate for mistimed sources elsewhere in your system. The output timing can be fully adjusted with respect to the reference using three time-based controls (0 - 42ms adjustable in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us adjustable in 1us steps and 0 - 1us adjustable in 5ns steps), while an additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) allows compensation for any big system delays – such as those created by Dolby E encoding and decoding or transcoding to AC3 and re-embedding. Each supported video format can have independent timing adjustments. The Minimum synchroniser delay allows a further 0.5 frames delay to be added to the video (and linear audio) to ensure correct Dolby E alignment.

In delay mode the video delay can be adjusted using up to ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) plus the three time-based controls (0 - 42ms in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us in 1us steps and 0 - 1us in 5ns steps), with independent timing adjustments for each supported video format. 

For the audio…

An internal tracking audio delay optionally tracks the video delay, running the audio fast or slow to ensure the video and audio stay correctly timed and to avoid lip-sync errors. There are two tracking audio delays: one for the linear audio and the other for Dolby E. The linear audio TAD will be between 0 and 1.5 frames and have the same value as the video synchroniser delay plus the 0.5 frame video delay. The Dolby E TAD will be between 0 and 1 frame and have the same value as the video synchroniser delay.

The audio is normally delayed by the same amount as the video but an adjustable audio delay of up to 400ms on each stereo pair of linear AES will compensate for any delay between the incoming video and audio signals.

A fixed audio delay of up to ten frames can be added to both the linear AES and Dolby E to match the equivalent video delay.

The linear AES will follow the Minimum synchroniser delay set for the video.

If a Dolby E channel is set for automatic alignment an audio delay of 0 to 1 video frame automatically delays the Dolby E signal so that the guardband is correctly aligned with the video timing.

The -14 to +36 Dolby E samples adjustable delay in the Dolby E path allows the position of the Dolby E frame relative to the video to be nudged, deliberately offsetting the Dolby E from its correct position to compensate for processing further downstream.

Embed and de-embed analogue or digital audio (or both)

SYNNER-VF embeds and de-embeds external audio by fitting up to two audio piggybacks to the main board. Three different piggybacks are available.

For analogue audio the 3G-AIP2 is used for embedding two stereo pairs or four mono channels and the 3G-AOP2 for de-embedding two stereo pairs or four mono channels.

For digital audio the DIOP4 piggyback is used for embedding or de-embedding four stereo pairs, with four bi-directional AES ports available on each piggyback – giving you the option of embedding or de-embedding each stereo pair independently.

By fitting two of these piggybacks SYNNER-VF can be configured as a two group analogue audio embedder/de-embedder or a four group AES embedder/de-embedder. Alternatively analogue and digital piggybacks can be mixed to create a hybrid system – ideal for those using analogue microphones with digital audio mixers in the studio.

SYNNER-VF is aware of which piggybacks are fitted and adjusts the menus and audio routers to reflect the options available.

The following table shows the combinations of piggybacks allowed:

SYNNER-VF piggyback combinations

Front position (nearest handle)

Rear position (nearest edge connector)
None None
DIOP4 None
3G-AIP2 None
3G-AOP2 None
DIOP4 DIOP4
DIOP4 3G-AIP2
DIOP4 3G-AOP2
3G-AIP2 3G-AIP2
3G-AIP2 3G-AOP2
3G-AOP2 3G-AOP2

Powerful audio routing

SYNNER-VF includes powerful audio routing, allowing full shuffling and overwriting of the mono channels taken from the incoming video input and input piggybacks.

At the heart of SYNNER-VF are two mono audio routing matrices. The first is the Embedded output router which is used to select which of up to 32 audio input channels (16 channels de-embedded from the input video and 16 channels from two input piggybacks) should be embedded into up to four groups on the output video. HANC cleaning removes the original version of old groups. The second is the Discrete output router and is used to select which of up to 32 audio input channels should be output as external AES or analogue audio.

Optimise the audio

SYNNER-VF includes full audio processing of the linear AES.

The audio levels can be increased or decreased to match the rest of your system, or even be muted to silence. There are 32 audio gain controls, one for each of the available input channels. Each gain control is independently adjustable between +18dB and -18dB in 0.1dB steps.

Each of the audio input channels can also be individually inverted – allowing you to correct for any reversed wiring of differential pairs. Stereo to mono conversion is available to help those broadcasting a multi-language service.

Audio resampling is set by default (except for Dolby E) and is used to seamlessly match the timing of audio signals when the user-controlled delay is altered.

Optimise the video

SYNNER-VF includes a video proc-amp for picture optimisation, with adjustment of the video gain, black level and independent RGB and YUV gains.

Fibre connectivity - on the card

Fibre connectivityWith SYNNER-VF you can have fibre input or output straight into the card – ideal when you need to send and receive signals beyond the local equipment bay and giving you even more functionality on a single card.

You can come in on fibre, embed, de-embed, synchronise. Or you can go out on fibre once you’ve synchronised and embedded. Just order either the FIP-VF fibre input option, FOP-VF fibre output option or FIO-VF fibre input and output option.

Designed for SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul applications, the FIP-VF is used to receive an optical input and the FOP-VF to transmit an optical output using a Class I laser. The FIO-VF can do both – giving you simultaneous fibre input and output.

With a FIP-VF or FIO-VF fitted you can select your video input source to be taken either from the input BNC or the optical input.

Having the fibre integral to the board reduces the need to use up additional rack space for separate fibre optic transmitters and receivers – as well as saving you money.

SYNNER-VF can also support a CWDM laser if required.

Remote control

All control is done remotely. The remote control and monitoring options for SYNNER-VF include an integrated control panel on the Vision frame, the VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP and the VisionWeb web browser control. Try the SYNNER-VF with analogue audio VisionWeb demo or the SYNNER-VF with digital audio VisionWeb demo...

SYNNER-VF is very straightforward to operate. See the REMOTE CONTROL section of the Specs for the extensive list of features that can be controlled and monitored.

Crystal Vision frameSave rack space

Fitting in the standard Vision frames (currently available in 3U size), SYNNER-VF is a space-saving 96mm x 325mm card that sits in one frame slot – allowing up to 20 synchronisers in 3U, depending on the rear module fitted.

SYNNER-VF can be used with three different frame rear modules to access the inputs and outputs.

The single slot VR02 is used for standard 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications and provides three video outputs.

The single slot VR12 is designed for those using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio with a fibre input or output option. It provides two video outputs with the FIP-VF fibre input option fitted, and three video outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC) with either the FOP-VF fibre output option or the FIO-VF fibre input and output option fitted.

The double slot VR13 is designed for all 75 ohm AES applications, including those using a fibre input or output option. It provides three video outputs with the FIP-VF, and four video outputs (one on fibre and three on BNC) with either the FOP-VF the FIO-VF.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Vision card 96mm x 303mm (96mm x 325mm including finger pull)

Weight: 180g (with no piggybacks); 220g (with two piggybacks)

Power consumption: 10 Watts (SYNNER-VF); 0.6 Watts (FIP-VF and FOP-VF); 1 Watt (FIO-VF)

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input

When using FIP-VF or FIO-VF fibre input options allows selection between one optical and one electrical input

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080p50 and 1080p59.94

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 100m using Belden 1694A. HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281). SD cable equalisation >250m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Automatic de-embedding to SMPTE 272M or SMPTE 299M

INTEGRATED FIBRE OPTIONS

SYNNER-VF can be given integrated fibre connectivity by fitting the FIP-VF fibre input option, FOP-VF fibre output option or FIO-VF fibre input and output option. The chosen option should be fitted at the factory

To access the optical inputs or outputs a VR12 (for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio) or VR13 (for 75 ohm AES) frame rear module must be used

FIP-VF, FOP-VF and FIO-VF meet the SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul specification, allowing operation with single-mode and multi-mode fibre

Connector type: LC

FIP or FIO input:

Optical wavelength: 1260-1620nm

Input level maximum: -1dBm

Input level minimum: Typical -20dBm (-18dBm 3Gb/s pathological)

FOP or FIO output:

Optical power: Max 0.0dBm, min -5.0dBm

Fibre pigtail: Single-mode 9/125uM

Optical wavelength: 1290-1330nm (1310 typical)

Extinction ratio: 7.5dB

Laser safety classification: Class 1 FDA and IEC60825-1 Laser Safety compliant

Loss of input will automatically disable the laser output. The output can also be manually enabled and disabled

CWDM laser can be fitted on request. The 18 output wavelengths defined by the ITU are 1271, 1291, 1311, 1331, 1351, 1371, 1391, 1411, 1431, 1451, 1471, 1491, 1511, 1531, 1551, 1571, 1591 and 1611nm. For CWDM, order the FOP-CWDM-VF and specify the wavelength required

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Up to three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs depending on audio impedance and frame rear module used

Using single slot VR02 rear module (110 ohm AES or analogue audio): Three video outputs

Using single slot VR12 (110 ohm AES or analogue audio):

  • With FIP-VF fibre input option: Two video outputs
  • With FOP-VF fibre output option: Three video outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC)
  • With FIO-VF fibre input and output option: Three video outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC)

Using double slot VR13 (75 ohm AES):

  • With FIP-VF fibre input option: Three video outputs
  • With FOP-VF fibre output option: Four video outputs (one on fibre and three on BNC)
  • With FIO-VF fibre input and output option: Four video outputs (one on fibre and three on BNC)

Serial output: 270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

Audio is embedded to SMPTE 272M or SMPTE 299M

Automatic freeze is available when input fails through loss of signal. The user can specify to show the last good frame or alternatively a black or blue screen or 100% colour bars (with or without an initial delay of three seconds). No output can also be selected

A test pattern output can be selected to replace the normal video output, with the options including 'Freeze frame' which allows SYNNER-VF to be used as a simple still store

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Piggybacks can be added to the main board to enable either input or output of 4 x AES or 2 x analogue stereo pairs

Use 3G-AIP2 to input analogue audio. Fit one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups

Use 3G-AOP2 to output analogue audio. Fit one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups

Use bi-directional DIOP4 to input or output 75 ohm AES or 110 ohm AES audio. Each channel can be independently configured to be either an AES input or AES output 24 bit stereo pair. Fit one piggyback for two audio groups or two piggybacks for four audio groups

Different piggybacks can be used together, allowing embedding and de-embedding at same time and mixture of analogue and digital audio

There are rules regarding which piggybacks can be fitted in the front and rear positions

SYNNER-VF can embed or de-embed analogue audio, synchronous 48kHz AES, asynchronous 48kHz AES and synchronous Dolby E. Linear AES can be resampled. Dolby E cannot be resampled. A manual resampler on/off control allows SYNNER-VF to embed synchronous compressed audio such as AC3

DOLBY E HANDLING

Dolby E data will be automatically detected and processed appropriately

Any of the audio sources can contain Dolby E

SYNNER-VF allows a mixture of Dolby E and linear AES within a single audio group, separating the Dolby E and linear audio and synchronising both types in the appropriate way before re-embedding the audio

When routing Dolby E, to ensure integrity of the audio any Dolby E stream must be treated as a stereo pair and no audio processing such as mute, mono and gain is applied

SYNNER-VF can auto-correct timing errors with the guardband. Dolby E will be delayed by the same amount as the video, except for any change required to align it correctly with the output video switching point

SYNNER-VF can use incoming ancillary data timecode (ATC) or an interlaced reference signal to determine the field sequence of a High Definition progressive video output, which helps to ensure that Dolby E has its guardband correctly positioned

The invert output sequence control allows the Dolby E output to be timed in anti-phase to the ATC or interlaced reference, if required, to allow for subsequent processing

SYNCHRONISER TIMING ADJUSTMENTS AND REFERENCES

Two tri-level syncs or analogue Black and Burst references (Reference 1 and Reference 2), connected via the Vision 3 frame

3Gb/s, HD or SD source can use either type of reference. When cross-locking it is necessary for both the video input and reference to share the same frame rate

There are ten options for the reference selection, selectable via VisionWeb. The hierarchy runs from left to right: if the reference and video frame rate become incompatible, the card will attempt to use the other listed reference source and if that is not compatible, lock to the input video:

  • Ref1>Ref2>Video>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 1 initially, then Reference 2, then video, then will freerun
  • Ref1>Video>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 1 initially, then video, then will freerun
  • Ref1>Ref2>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 1 initially, then Reference 2, then will freerun
  • Ref1>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 1 initially, then will freerun
  • Ref2>Ref1>Video>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 2 initially, then Reference 1, then video, then will freerun
  • Ref2>Video>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 2 initially, then video, then will freerun
  • Ref2>Ref1>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 2 initially, then Reference 1, then will freerun
  • Ref2>Freerun: Will attempt to use Reference 2 initially, then will freerun
  • Video>Freerun: Will attempt to use video initially, then will freerun
  • Freerun: Will freerun

When Auto relock enable is selected, the card will automatically relock when a lost reference is restored. Selecting Force lock (with Auto reclock disabled) will force the synchroniser to relock after a reference is restored, and can be activated at a non-critical time to avoid video disturbance

In synchroniser mode SYNNER-VF takes its timing from the selected reference and will automatically synchronise sources that are up to a frame apart. Further fixed delays can be added for matching purposes (see VIDEO DELAY section)

In delay mode timing is derived from the 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, with further fixed delays added for matching purposes (see VIDEO DELAY section). Delay mode is activated either manually by selecting the Video>Freerun option or automatically if the selected references fail

DELAY THROUGH CARD

Minimum video in to out delay: <1 line

Minimum embedding audio delay: <200us

VIDEO DELAY

0 to 1 frame video synchroniser delay

In synchroniser mode the output timing can be fully adjusted with respect to the reference using three time-based controls: 0 - 42ms adjustable in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us adjustable in 1us steps and 0 - 1us adjustable in 5ns steps. Independent timing adjustments for each supported video format

In synchroniser mode an additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) allows compensation for any big system delays. Independent timing adjustments for each supported video format

Fixed Minimum synchroniser delay of 0 or 0.5 video frames can change the Dolby E timing by +/- 0.5 frames relative to the video and allows repeated embed/de-embed cycles with less risk of the Dolby E getting progressively later relative to the video

In delay mode the video delay can be adjusted using up to ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) plus the three time-based controls (0 - 42ms in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us in 1us steps and 0 - 1us in 5ns steps). Independent timing adjustments for each supported video format 

AUDIO TIMING ADJUSTMENTS

Audio can be routed through a tracking audio delay (TAD). It tracks the video delay, running the audio fast or slow to ensure the video and linear audio stay correctly timed and to avoid lip sync errors. The linear audio TAD will be between 0 and 1.5 frames and have the same value as the video synchroniser delay plus the 0.5 frame video delay. The Dolby E TAD will be between 0 and 1 frame and have the same value as the video synchroniser delay

The audio is normally delayed by the same amount as the video but an adjustable audio delay of up to 400ms on each stereo pair of linear AES will compensate for any delay between the incoming video and audio signals. Delay is either on or off for any given stereo pair

A fixed audio delay for both linear AES and Dolby E of up to ten frames is available to match the equivalent video delay

If a Dolby E channel is set for automatic alignment an audio delay of 0 to 1 video frame automatically delays the Dolby E signal so that the guardband is correctly aligned with the video timing

The -14 to +36 Dolby E samples adjustable delay in the Dolby E path allows the position of the Dolby E frame relative to the video to be nudged, deliberately offsetting the Dolby E from its correct position to compensate for processing further downstream

AUDIO REPLACE

SYNNER-VF has two input/output mono audio routing matrices. The first is the Embedded output router, the second is the Discrete output router. This second router will not be shown if neither 3G-AOP2 nor DIOP4 piggybacks are fitted

These audio routers are auto configured according to the piggyback options fitted to the motherboard, to a maximum of 32 x 16 for each router

HANC cleaning removes the original version of old groups

AUDIO PROCESSING

Audio processing can be applied to linear AES only. It cannot be applied to Dolby E

Gain level adjustment on each channel between -18dB and +18dB in 0.1dB steps with 0dB calibration. There are a total of 32 audio gain controls, for the 16 channels of audio de-embedded from the video audio and 16 channels of external AES audio

Mute

Inversion

Stereo to mono conversion

VIDEO PROCESSING

Video proc-amp for picture optimisation, with adjustment for the video gain, black level and independent RGB and YUV gains

Video gain: Modify the gain of the whole video signal from 0 to +200%

RGB lift: Offset the colour component by +/- 10%

RGB gain: Modify the gain of the colour component from +80% to +120%

YUV lift: Offset the luminance, U or Y component by +/- 10%

YUV gain: Modify the luminance, U or Y component gain from 0 to +200%

ANCILLARY DATA

Ancillary data passed unless set to blank (by enabling VANC blanking)

AUDIO SILENCE

An audio level check is performed. The audio silence level setting can be selected from -48dBFS, -54dBFS, -60dBFS, -66dBFS, -72dBFS, -78dBFS, -84dBFS and -90dBFS. If the audio signal level falls below the selected level for a period of time from 2 to 120 seconds, then an alarm is triggered. The audio on the channels must be continuously silent for the full period – a single non-silent sample restarts the delay period

LED INDICATION OF:

Power okay

PRESETS

The current card settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required

Presets can be backed up and restored using the Vision frame

REMOTE CONTROL

Control from integrated control panel on Vision frames and remote panel

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows monitoring using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring and control available as standard

Control using ASCII and JSON protocols

NB. No board edge control available

Checks can be performed on video and audio parameters (see below), with warnings of any problems provided via SNMP traps. The video black and video frozen parameters can be delayed by up to 40 seconds before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during brief video pauses. The audio parameters can be delayed by up to 120 seconds before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during quiet audio periods

 

Remote control of:

Minimum synchroniser delay (0 or 0.5 frames), video format to delay, video delay setting, reference source, auto relock enable and force relock, Reference 1 type, Reference 2 type, what to show on video input loss, test pattern and test pattern format, RGB proc-amp, YUV proc-amp, VANC blank enable, lock output to ATC input, invert output sequence, laser input or output enable, video black time delay, video frozen time delay, AES I/O configuration and termination, audio silence indication time delay and threshold, inversion of any of the individual embedded and discrete audio channels, resampling of any of the embedded and discrete audio channel pairs, mono any of the embedded and discrete audio channel pairs, muting any of the embedded and discrete audio channel pairs, audio gain, user audio delay (-20ms to 400ms), matching the audio delay to the video delay on any of the channel pairs from the embedded and discrete audio, selecting the user audio delay for any of the channel pairs from the embedded and discrete audio, selecting the tracking audio delay for any of the channel pairs from the embedded and discrete audio, Dolby E alignment for any of the channel pairs from the embedded and discrete audio, embedded output router, discrete output router, audio groups to output, embedder mode (SMPTE or Sony), card defaults and presets save and recall

 

Remote monitoring of the following:

As standard:

Video present

Video black

Video frozen

Video format

Reference 1 present

Reference 1 format

Reference 1 incompatible

Reference 2 present

Reference 2 format

Reference 2 incompatible

Input group 1 present

Input group 2 present

Input group 3 present

Input group 4 present

Output group 1 present

Output group 2 present

Output group 3 present

Output group 4 present

All audio silent

Front and rear piggyback types

Current delay between video input and reference in video lines and pixels

Active reference source

Input ATC present

Audio present on input group 1 channel 1

Audio present on input group 1 channel 2

Audio present on input group 1 channel 3

Audio present on input group 1 channel 4

Audio present on input group 2 channel 5

Audio present on input group 2 channel 6

Audio present on input group 2 channel 7

Audio present on input group 2 channel 8

Audio present on input group 3 channel 9

Audio present on input group 3 channel 10

Audio present on input group 3 channel 11

Audio present on input group 3 channel 12

Audio present on input group 4 channel 13

Audio present on input group 4 channel 14

Audio present on input group 4 channel 15

Audio present on input group 4 channel 16

Silence group 1 channel 1

Silence group 1 channel 2

Silence group 1 channel 3

Silence group 1 channel 4

Silence group 2 channel 5

Silence group 2 channel 6

Silence group 2 channel 7

Silence group 2 channel 8

Silence group 3 channel 9

Silence group 3 channel 10

Silence group 3 channel 11

Silence group 3 channel 12

Silence group 4 channel 13

Silence group 4 channel 14

Silence group 4 channel 15

Silence group 4 channel 16

Dolby E on input group 1 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 1 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 2 channels 5 and 6

Dolby E on input group 2 channels 7 and 8

Dolby E on input group 3 channels 9 and 10

Dolby E on input group 3 channels 11 and 12

Dolby E on input group 4 channels 13 and 14

Dolby E on input group 4 channels 15 and 16

With front DIOP4 fitted:

AES 1 present

AES 2 present

AES 3 present

AES 4 present

Silence AES 1

Silence AES 2

Silence AES 3

Silence AES 4

Dolby E on AES 1

Dolby E on AES 2

Dolby E on AES 3

Dolby E on AES 4

With rear DIOP4 fitted:

AES 5 present

AES 6 present

AES 7 present

AES 8 present

Silence AES 5

Silence AES 6

Silence AES 7

Silence AES 8

Dolby E on AES 5

Dolby E on AES 6

Dolby E on AES 7

Dolby E on AES 8

With front 3G-AIP2 fitted:

Silence analogue audio channels 1 and 2

Silence analogue audio channels 3 and 4

With rear 3G-AIP2 fitted:

Silence analogue audio channels 9 and 10

Silence analogue audio channels 11 and 12

With fibre input option fitted:

Received power (-25dBm to 0dBm in 1dBm steps)

Optical input power level (Overload, High, Good, Low or Too low)

With fibre output option fitted:

Laser level

Laser bias

 

3G-AIP2 DUAL ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 1.6 Watts

AUDIO INPUTS

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising A to Ds. High input impedance (20 kohm) balanced

INPUT LEVEL RANGE

0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

SIGNAL TO NOISE

99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.004% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

INTERCHANNEL CROSSTALK

-110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

 

3G-AOP2 DUAL ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 1.5 Watts

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising D to As. Low output impedance (66 ohm) balanced

INPUT LEVEL RANGE

0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

SIGNAL TO NOISE

99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.002% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

INTERCHANNEL CROSSTALK

-110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

 

DIOP4 QUAD DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT AND OUTPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 0.9 Watts

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Four 24 bit stereo pairs

Software selectable as 110 ohm AES/EBU balanced or 75 ohm AES3-id unbalanced on a per-DIOP4 basis (all four connections have the same impedance)

Individually configurable as inputs or outputs

Asynchronous audio to video 48kHz + or - 50ppm

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

With asynchronous inputs: < 0.0001% (-120dB)

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on at the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, Micro BNC, D-Type and LC fibre connectors.

There are three rear modules available for SYNNER-VF...

VR02 rear module label and connections

More about the VR02

Connectors: 4 BNCs and 26-way high density D-Type

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 3U: 20

Why use it: Standard non-fibre applications using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio

Also used for: TANDEM10-VF

 

SYNNER-VF inputs and outputs with VR02 rear module

VR02 rear module label for SYNNER-VF

 

VR12 rear module label and connections

More about the VR12

Connectors: 3 BNCs, 26-way high density D-Type and dual LC fibre

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 3U: 20

Why use it: 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications requiring fibre input or output, or both fibre input and output at the same time

Also used for: TANDEM10V-VF

 

SYNNER-VF inputs and outputs with VR12 rear module

VR12 rear module label for SYNNER-VF

 

VR13 rear module label and connections

More about the VR13

Connectors: 12 BNCs (for 75 ohm AES as well as video) and dual LC fibre

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 3U: 20

Why use it: Any 75 ohm AES applications, including those requiring fibre input or output or both fibre input and output at the same time

Also used for: TANDEM10-VF

 

SYNNER-VF inputs and outputs with VR13 rear module

VR13 rear module label for SYNNER-VF

 

For more visual technical information, download the SYNNER-VF block diagram.

What do I order?

Request a quote...

Read the ordering info below then fill in this form to request a quote for the SYNNER-VF synchroniser and accessories...

Your contact details
Items for quote

First you need the 96mm x 325mm card...

SYNNER-VF
3G/HD/SD video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder for up to four groups of AES and two groups of analogue audio (allows fitting of up to two audio piggybacks)

Select the appropriate audio piggybacks to fix to the motherboard, depending on whether you're embedding or de-embedding external AES or analogue audio...

3G-AIP2
Analogue audio input piggyback (two stereo pairs or four mono). Select one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups
3G-AOP2
Analogue audio output piggyback (two stereo pairs or four mono). Select one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups
DIOP4
Digital audio input or output piggyback (four stereo pairs). Select one piggyback for two audio groups or two piggybacks for four audio groups

To get integrated fibre connectivity select one of the following...

FIP-VF
Fibre input option for SYNNER-VF card
FOP-VF
Fibre output option for SYNNER-VF card. For CWDM laser options, contact Crystal Vision
FIO-VF
Fibre input and output option for SYNNER-VF card

Next select your frame...

Vision 3
3U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 20 Crystal Vision cards from the Vision range. Includes two PSU3-VF power supplies for redundancy. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

VR02
Single slot frame rear module. Allows 20 SYNNER-VF in 3U. Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs
VR12
Single slot frame rear module. Allows 20 SYNNER-VF in 3U. Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Designed for applications using fibre inputs and/or outputs. When using FIP-VF fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs. When using FOP-VF fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs. When using FIO-VF fibre input and output, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs
VR13
Two slot frame rear module. Allows ten SYNNER-VF in 3U. Suitable for 75 ohm AES. Designed for either standard 75 ohm AES applications or applications using fibre inputs and/or outputs. When using FIP-VF fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs. When using FOP-VF fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, four 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and three on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs. When using FIO-VF fibre input and output, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out four 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and three on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs

Finally - control. Use the frame's integrated control panel, the VisionWeb web browser control or SNMP (both included in the frame for free), or alternatively order the item below...

VisionPanel
3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen

 

Who's using it?

With Vision being a brand new system, users of the SYNNER multi-functional synchronisers in the Indigo range include...

  • ALSAT TV (Macedonia)
  • Arqiva (UK)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • Audio Video Consulting (Macedonia)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Millbank (UK)
  • BBC Northern Ireland (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BBC Washington (USA)
  • BFE Studio (Austria)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • BRF (Belgium)
  • Channel 4 (UK)
  • Channel 5 (Thailand)
  • CVP (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • Danish Parliament (Denmark)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • DigiTurk (Turkey)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • Duna TV (Hungary)
  • Elektronika (Slovakia)
  • EMS (UK)
  • ENGs – Electronic News Gathering Services (Greece)
  • EPIC (UK)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • ESPN Star Sports/Fox Sports (Singapore)
  • FB TV (Turkey)
  • Fedex TV (USA)
  • Fountain Studios (UK)
  • Genesis House Studios (South Africa)
  • GMTV (UK)
  • Habertürk TV (Turkey)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • ITV (UK)
  • JKS Inc. (USA)
  • KT – Korean Telecom Media (South Korea)
  • Macmillan Media (UK)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Molinare (UK)
  • Orange Telecom (Poland)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • OTSE Ltd. (Bulgaria)
  • Pinellas County Communications (USA)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • Portland TV (UK)
  • PrimeTel (Cyprus)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • RAI (Italy)
  • RPC-TV (Panama)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTP (Portugal)
  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • Services Sound & Vision Corporation / BFBS (UK)
  • SES ASTRA (Sweden)
  • Show TV (Turkey)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • SIS LIVE (UK)
  • SKAI TV (Greece)
  • Smart TV (UK)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • Telefonica 02 (Czech Republic)
  • TeleSambre (Belgium)
  • The First Baptist Church of Panama City (USA)
  • The Hospital Club (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The One Show (UK)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TSL (UK)
  • TV 2 (Denmark)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • TV Skyline (Germany)
  • TVT (Brazil)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • Visuals (Switzerland)
  • VSC Design (UK)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WGGB-TV (USA)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
 

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