VC-30HD

Video Converter

Audio/Video Converter for Web streaming and Capture/Archiving
Supports various video/audio format conversion

  • USB

Audio/Video Converter for Web streaming and Capture/Archiving
Supports various video/audio format conversion

The VC-30HD is a multi-input video converter and encoding device that accepts HDMI, Component, composite, S-Video, Firewire, and analog or digital audio via RCA, XLR, and AES-EBU. The VC-30HD can be selected to convert to DV, HDV, or MPEG-2 formats. The VC-30HD combines the audio and video sources together and encodes to both two Firewire stream and USB audio/video device simultaneously. This is ideal and convenient for archiving to Blu-ray while at the same time web streaming through a video streaming service on a PC.

  • - Supports numerous video/audio formats- Accepts HDMI, Component, composite, S-Video, IEEE1394, and analog or digital audio via RCA, XLR, and AES/EBU.
  • - High quality real-time encoder- Converts uncompressed analog/digital video to MPEG-2/HDV/DV.
  • - Three simultaneous outputs through two IEEE1394 ports and one USB port - For concurrent live event video encoding/streaming & recording applications
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Simultaneous USB and IEEE1394 output for Web streaming and Capture/Archiving
Supports numerous video/audio format conversions


















*1 USB output does not support embedded audio signal from IEEE1394 or control of audio volume.
*2 Audio and Timecode can be embedded in the IEEE1394 video output.
*3 The latest information about PC operating system and application software compatibility with live streaming will be available at the VC-50HD FAQ page.

*Dedicated software, VC-30HD RCS enables control of various parameters such as audio delay for lip sync and bit rate.
*VC-30HD RCS for PC or Mac can be downloaded at the downloads page.

System Example 1 : HD Live Streaming

Converts and combines video and audio to MPEG-2 for live streaming.
Three simultaneous outputs through two IEEE1394 ports and one USB port

System Example 2 : Live Streaming + Backup Recording






















Output from video and audio equipment can be combined and used for web streaming and recording to video devices for backup.

System Example 3 : DSLR Video Recording

Record from a digital still camera to PC and/or directly to another video device.

System Example 4 : Record to Blu-ray

Record directly to Blu-ray recorder from a digital still camera, a video mixer, a Non-linear Editor via VC-30HD.

Block Diagram

Codec Type

HDV
Video Format: MPEG-2 Video, 8 bits, 4:2:0
1440 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i / 23.98p (25 Mbps)
1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p (18.3 Mbps)
720 x 480 / 59.94p, 720 x 576 / 50p (18 Mbps)
Audio Format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch (384 kbps)
DV
Video Format: 720 x 480 / 59.94i, 720 x 576 / 50i
Audio Format: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch
MPEG-2
Video Format: MPEG-2 Video, 8 bits, 4:2:0
1920 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i / 23.98p (25 Mbps) *1
1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p (25 Mbps) *1
720 x 480 / 59.94p, 720 x 576 / 50p (25 Mbps) *1
720 x 480 / 59.94i, 720 x 576 / 50i (6 Mbps) *2
Audio Format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer2, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch (384 kbps)

Input

HDMI *3
Connector Type: Type A (19 pins) x 1
Video Format: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i, 1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p
720 x 480 / 59.94p, 720 x 576 / 50p,
720 (1440) x 480 / 59.94i, 720 (1440) x 576 / 50i
Audio Format: Linear PCM, 16 to 24 bit, 32 to 48 kHz, 2 ch
Component
Connectors Type: Y / Pb / Pr (BNC type) x 1
Video Format: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i / 50i / 23.98PsF
1280 x 720 / 59.94p / 50p, 720 x 480 / 59.94p
720 x 576 / 50p, 720 x 480 / 59.94i, 720 x 576 / 50i
Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p (Luminance), 0.7 Vp-p (Chrominance)
Impedance: 75 ohms
Composite
Connector Type: BNC type x 1 (Combined use with Component Y Connector)
Video Format: NTSC, PAL, Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p, Impedance: 75 ohms
S-Video
Connector Type: 4-pin mini DIN type x 1
Video Format: NTSC, PAL
Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p (Luminance), 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC Chrominance), 0.3 Vp-p (PAL Chrominance)
Impedance: 75 ohms
i.LINK (Front)
Connector Type: 6-pin type (S100) x 1
Signal Format: HDV, DV (IEC61883-2), MPEG-2 TS (IEC61883-4)
Maximum Bit Rate: 50 Mbps
Audio (Front)
Connectors Type: RCA phono type x 1 pair (L/R)
Input Level: –20 to –6 dBu, Impedance: 35 k ohms
Audio (Rear)
Connectors Type: XLR type (balanced) x 1 pair (L/R)
Input Level: –8 to +10 dBu, Impedance: 14 k ohms
Digital Audio
Connector Type: XLR type x 1 (Combined use with Audio Rear R ch Connector)
Signal Format: AES3, 16 to 24 bits, 32 to 48 kHz, 2 ch
Impedance: 110 ohms
Timecode
Connector Type: XLR type x 1 (Combined use with Audio Rear L ch Connector)
Signal Format: SMPTE 12M LTC, Input Level: 0.5 to 18 Vp-p
Impedance: 14 k ohms

Output *4

i.LINK (Rear)
Connector Type: 6-pin type (S100) x 1
Signal Format: HDV, DV (IEC61883-2), MPEG-2 TS (IEC61883-4)
Maximum Bit Rate: 50 Mbps
USB
Connector Type: USB Type B (Hi-Speed USB) x 1
Signal Format: USB Video (DV, MPEG-2 TS), USB Audio (Audio, MIDI)
Maximum Bit Rate: 25 Mbps (35 Mbps and 50 Mbps are not supported.)

*1: 25 Mbps is default value. MPEG-2 TS bit rate can be set using VC-30HD RCS.

*2: 6 Mbps is default value. MPEG-2 TS bit rate can be set using VC-30HD RCS.

*3: Version 1.3, with Deep Color support. HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is not supported.

*4: iLINK and USB output signals are the same bit rate. Up/Down conversion, I/P conversion, NTSC/PAL conversion, Frame conversion are not supported.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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