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The power of Big Ben for video production.
The Apogee X-VID-SYC-GEN Video Expansion Card is designed to fit in the X-Series card slot located in the rear panel of the Apogee Big Ben Master Digital Clock (sold separately). Allows all functions to be controlled from the Big Ben user interface and generates video and provides genlocking function. In genlocking mode the source video-signal will be re-clocked and regenerated, maintaining the same
field and colorburst phase information, but stripped of its line information and replaced by video-black. In slave mode the board will auto-detect the incoming video-standard and configure itself accordingly. The video input is of very high tolerance and will even lock to unstable sources like VCR's.
The Apogee X-VID-SYC-GEN Video Expansion Board has three modes of operation.
•Master mode: The user selects the video format on the frontpanel of the Big Ben. The Big Ben will slave to the generated video signal
•Attended Slave mode: The video board will be configured to autodetect and genlock to the incoming video. The Big Ben will slave to the incoming video signal
•Unattended Slave mode: The video board will be configured to autodetect and genlock to the incoming video. The Big Ben is not clocking to the Video board and therefore both will function independently
IMPORTANT NOTE for OS X Leopard compatibility
To ensure your Apogee product works well with Mac OS X Leopard v10.5, it is critical that you follow the instructions provided at the Apogee website address below.
If you have an existing Apogee software CD or a previously downloaded installer, please do not use it with Leopard. Only use the software and driver versions provided at the link below that are specifically indicated as "Compatible with Leopard."
If you have any questions, please call Apogee support at 310-584-9394.
- Support for PAL, NTSC and 60 Hz B&W standards
- One composite video input and three composite video outputs
- Can operate as a master black-burst generator
- Can operate as genlocking slave device
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X-VID-SYC-GEN Video Expansion Card for Big Ben Specifications:
- Inputs: 1 x BNC 1Vpp at 75 ohm
- Outputs: 3 x BNC 0.3Vpp, 75 ohm
- Clocking: Temperature compensated crystal.
- Stability: 5 ppm
- Supported standards:
- 625/50 PAL composite black-burst with color burst
- 525/59.94 NTSC composite black-burst with color burst
- 525/60 B&W composite black-burst