11.09.14

Extron introduces 3G-SDI to 3G-SDI scaler with audio embedding and de-embedding

AUTHOR: Inavate

Extron Electronics has introduced the DSC 3G-3G A, a 3G-SDI scaler that converts between 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI resolutions and frame rates. It accepts, scales, and outputs SMPTE video resolutions from 480i and 576i up to 1080p/60 and 2K.

The DSC 3G-3G A features advanced Extron video signal processing with 1080i deinterlacing and Deep Color processing in order to maintain image quality. The DSC 3G-3G A also provides flexible audio capability with analog audio embedding, de-embedding, and level adjustments. Dual SDI outputs, genlock, and an input loop-through facilitate integration in demanding professional environments, while the compact enclosure simplifies installation.

In order to simplify AV integration, the DSC 3G-3G A comes with features such as two simultaneous 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SDI outputs so that two displays can be driven simultaneously. The scaler also features input equalization which conditions incoming 3G-SDI signals to compensate for signal loss over long input cables.

Additionally, the DSC 3G-3G A offers a range of audio capabilities including SDI audio management, input gain and attenuation controls, input audio muting, and output volume control. A convenient analog two channel audio input and output are provided for embedding audio onto the SDI output, or sending de-embedded content to a sound system or other audio destination. The output can be set for stereo or dual mono.

The DSC 3G-3G A is ideal for applications with professional video systems, including video editing and production, rental and staging, medical imaging, and large-scale presentations.