VC-1-SC

Video Scan Converter

Up/Down/Cross Scan Converter to SDI/HDMI with Frame Sync

  • USB

Up/Down/Cross Scan Converter to SDI/HDMI with Frame Sync

The VC-1-SC Video Converter is ideal for live production where you need analog or digital sources to match a certain SDI and/or HDMI video format, aspect ratio, frame rate, or input type. The versatility of this converter to support a variety of configurations for live production and installed application.

  • - 3G (Level A and B)/HD/SD SDI In/Out
  • - HDMI In/Out
  • - RGB/Component In
  • - Composite In
  • - HDCP support
  • - Built-in Frame Synchronizer and Scaler
  • - Up/Down/Cross, Frame Rate*, I/P, and Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • - Audio embedding or De-embedding
  • - PC/Mac Control Application (VC-1 RCS) for deeper level settings control
  • * Frame skip/repeat type

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Video Equipment

3G (Level A and B)/HD/SD SDI, HDMI, RGB/Component, and Composite

The Roland VC-1-SC Video Converter is ideal for live production where you need analog or digital sources to match a certain SDI and/or HDMI video format, aspect ratio, frame rate, or input type. The versatility of this converter to support a variety of configurations for live production and installed application make it highly valuable in many applications.

Support for 1080p 3G-SDI.

Video signals beyond 1080i can be input and output. The VC-1 series supports both level A and level B 3G-SDI, letting, you connect a wide variety of 3G-SDI equipment. 1080i, 720p, and SD signals are accommodated automatically on connection.

High quality, smart design.

The exterior plating is aluminum at 2 millimeters thick. The connectors laid out inside the exterior plates are fastened to the chassis with nuts and bolts. This makes for a heavy-duty specification that can keep the connectors from coming loose even with frequent cable changes, as well as withstanding impact and drops. Every connector has an LED input indicator enabling you to confirm the status of signal transmission at a glance. The series is built for uncompromising reliability that includes accurate operation even over long periods of continuous use thanks to a design featuring exceptional heat-radiating efficiency.

A form factor that accommodates use on-the-go.

Cutaway areas in the exterior plate enable you to fasten the unit to tripods or the like using velcro or elastic ties. This makes for convenient placement and setup even during live on-site use.

Support for HDCP HDMI signals.

The VC-1 series is compliant with HDCP. For example, the VC-1-DL can take HDCP-applied HDMI input signals, apply frame synchronization or delay, and produce HDCP-applied HDMI output. This allows the VC-1 series to be used in any HDCP-based system with no worries.

Support for workflow combining audio and video.

Audio embedding and de-embedding features are provided (channel-selectable) in the VC-1 Series. The audio embedding feature lets you place audio signals from a different source into the video output. For example, when converting an SDI signal to HDMI, you can use the audio embedding feature to output high-quality audio from any of the SDI audio channels. Digital (AES/EBU) input and output are also supported, letting you exchange sound between professional audio equipment with no degradaton in signal. Analog input and output is supported as well making it possible to both monitor and input audio to/from a wide variety of equipment such as an audio console.

Easy configuration with DIP switches or dedicated PC/Mac software app.

DIP switches make it simple to accommodate on-site requirements. Change the conversion direction or other settings by simply sliding a DIP switch on the side of the unit. Connection to a computer via USB cable unlocks even greater versatility with advanced settings including a memory location to lock in a favorite configuration. Control and configure multiple VC-1 units at the same time using a USB hub.

VC-1 RCS

Block Diagram

Dimensions

Input Connectors

SDI
Connector: BNC type x 1 (Combined use with SDI Out Connector)
Signal Standards: SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C
HDMI
Connector: Type A (19 pins) x 1
Signal Standard: HDMI HDCP support (When an HDCP-applied signal is input, output from the SDI OUT connector is stopped)
RGB/Component
Connector: HD DB-15 type x 1
Signal Level: 1.0Vp-p (Y signal), 0.7Vp-p (R/G/B/Pb/Pr signals), 5VTTL (H/V signals)
Impedance: 75 ohms
Composite
Connector: BNC type x 1
Signal Level: 1.0 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 V-p (C signal (NTSC)), 0.3 V-p (C signal (PAL))
Impedance: 75 ohms
Analog Audio
Connector: RCA phono type x 1 pair (L/R) (Combined use with Analog Audio Out Connector)
Input Level: -6dBV
Maximum Input Level: +6dBV
Impedance: 22 k ohms
Reference
Connector: BNC type x 1
Impedance: 75 ohms
Signal Format: Black Burst, Bi-level, Tri-level

Output Connectors

SDI
Connector: BNC type x 2 (One is Combined with SDI In Connector)
Signal Standards: SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C
HDMI
Connector: Type A (19 pins) x 1
Signal Standards: HDMI HDCP support
Analog Audio
Connector : RCA phono type x 1 pair (L/R) (Combined use with Analog Audio In Connector)
Input Level : -6dBV
Maximum Output Level : +6dBV
Impedance : 2.2 k ohms

Formats

SDI
Connector : BNC type x 1 (Combined use with SDI Out Connector)
Signal Standards : SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C
Video Format : 1920x1080/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p/60i/59.94i/50i,1920x1080/30PsF/29.97PsF/25PsF/24PsF/23.98PsF (Conforms to SMPTE 274M)
1280x720/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p (Conforms to SMPTE 296M)
720x480/59.94i, 720x576/50i (Conforms to ITU-R BT.601-5)
Color Format : 10 bits YCC 4:2:2
Audio Format : Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 16 ch (Conforms to SMPTE 299M, SMPTE 272M-C)
When frame synchronizer is working, CH 3-8 of HDMI and CH 3-16 of SDI audio output are not available.
HDMI
Video Format : 1920x1080/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p/60i/59.94i/50i, 1280x720/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p, 720x480/59.94p/59.94i, 720x576/50p/50i (Conforms to CEA-861-E)
PC Format : 640x480/60/72/75/85Hz, 800x600/56/60/72/75/85Hz, 1024x768/60/70/75/85Hz, 1280x768/60/75/85/Hz, 1360x768/60Hz, 1152x864/75Hz, 1400x900/60/75/85Hz, 1280x960/60/85Hz, 1280x1024/60/75/85Hz, 1400x1050/60/75Hz, 1680x1050/60Hz, 1600x1200/60Hz, 1920x1200/60Hz Reduced blanking (Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11)
Color Format : 10 bits YCC 4:2:2, 8 bits YCC 4:4:4, 8 bits RGB 4:4:4
Audio Format : Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 8 ch
RGB/Component
Video Format : 1920x1080/60p/59.94p/50p/60i/59.94i/50i/24PsF/23.98PsF (Conforms to SMPTE 274M)
1280x720/60p/59.94p/50p (Conforms to SMPTE 296M)
720x480/59.94p/59.94i, 720x576/50p/50i
PC Format : 640x480/60/72/75/85Hz, 800x600/56/60/72/75/85Hz, 1024x768/60/70/75/85Hz, 1280x768/60/75/85/Hz, 1360x768/60Hz, 1152x864/75Hz, 1400x900/60/75/85Hz, 1280x960/60/85Hz, 1280x1024/60/75/85Hz, 1400x1050/60/75Hz, 1680x1050/60Hz, 1600x1200/60Hz, 1920x1200/60Hz Reduced blanking (Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11)
Composite
Video Format : NTSC, PAL

Processing

Audio Embed/De-embed
2ch
Frame Synchronize
It works when enter the reference signal.
When frame synchronizer is working, CH 3-8 of HDMI and CH 3-16 of SDI audio output are not available.
Resolution Conversion
Selectable Full/LetterBox/Crop/Dot-by-Dot Type
Frame Rate Conversion
Frame Skip/Repeat Type

Others

USB
USB Type B (Hi-Speed USB) x 1
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Operation Temperature
+0--+40 degrees Celsius
+41--+104 degrees Fahrenheit
Accessories
AC adaptor
Power Cord
Rubber Foot x 4
Owner's Manual

Size and Weight

Width (W)
150 mm5-15/16 inches
Depth (D)
130 mm5-1/8 inches
Height (H)
30 mm1-3/16 inches
Weight
500 g1 lbs. 2 oz.

(0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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