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Grass Valley Introduces New ADVC G-Series of Conversion Tools Including 3G/3D Options (15/9/2010)
Grass Valley™ introduced a completely new line of conversion tools in its ADVC product range at IBC2010 that streamline workflows and saves time for the professional video editor, staging and event engineers, as well as broadcasters. The four new ADVC G-Series converters are self-contained and offer a number of premium features, such as frame synchronization and 3D stereoscopic signal conversion, true 1080p capability with 3Gb/s SDI, at a highly affordable price. The significant price/performance ratio of the new Grass Valley ADVC G-Series will ensure that production tools, including 3G and 3D, are within reach of a wider professional audience.
The new ADVC G-Series converters include:
The ADVC G1, an "any in" to SDI multi-functional converter/up-scaler with frame synchronizer designed to convert virtually any kind of professional/broadcast signal to 3G/HD/SD-SDI. The ADVC G1 will convert and/or upscale sources from HDMI, DVI, component, composite, S-Video, AES/EBU, and analog audio to HD/SD-SDI (3G/1.5G support), and can also be used to embed audio.
The ADVC G2, an SDI & HDMI to analog and SDI multi-functional converter/down-scaler with frame synchronizer and audio outputs for the de-embedding of audio. The ADVC G2 can be used as a monitoring device for HDMI and HD/SD-SDI sources, but it an also at as an HDMI to HD/SD-SDI (3G1.5G support) converter and/or down-scaler.
The ADVC G3, a twin-SDI to HDMI 1.4 with 3D support designed to fulfill the high demands for 3D monitoring and multiplexing. The ADVC G3 can be used as a standard HD/SD-SDI to HDMI converter, but also features a second SDI input, which can be used for left-eye/right-eye inputs. The ADVC G3 will, in real time, multiplex the two signals for a 3D output through the HDMI. The analog audio and AES/EBU outputs are very useful in monitoring situations, for both 2D and 3D content. The ADVC G3 features 3D multiplexing technology supported by the latest HDMI 1.4a (Side-by-Side, Top-and-Bottom, and Frame Packing—sequential), which can be manually selected.
The ADVC G4, a sync generator with reference in is designed with nine outputs that can be controlled in groups of three. For example, three can be SD; the other six can be HD, or vice-versa. The ADVC G4 also includes a 48 kHz word-clock as well as a reference input, which allows it to be used as an extender when more than nine outputs are needed, or when an extension from the main system is necessary. The ADVC G4 features the most comprehensive format support in the compact sync generator market.
The ADVC G-Series All come in the same form factor of a compact 1/3RU unit. The rack mount kit option will allow three of the G-Series to be mounted in a full 1RU space.
“This new family of high-end ADVC converters improves the process of converting signals from one format to another while delivering the highest quality,” said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley. “The new ADVC G-Series is designed to fulfill the markets high demands of converting, scaling, and multiplexing without the need to worry about inputs/outputs and most importantly, budgets.”
With the new ADVC G-Series, users can convert virtually any signal or source feed—including the highest quality 1080p video signals—to the required format for inclusion onto an editing timeline in order to produce stunning results. This includes dual 1080p signal processing for 3D projects.
Pricing and Availability The initial four products within the Grass Valley ADVC G-Series will become available in December 2010. The ADVC G1, G2, and G3 will retail for under US$1,000, while the ADVC G4 will retail for under US$600.
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