ES-452U IRIG-B Video Character Inserter


SMPTE / EBU Time Code Reader & Video Inserter

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The ES-452U is a Video Character Inserter unit which receives an external source of SMPTE/EBU timecode. 8 digits of Time data (Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Frames) and 8 User Bit digits are superimposed onto a video signal looped-thru the unit. On-screen menus allow adjustment of the display Size, Position and Mask Mode (black background on/off and transparent or solid display). The display mode may be changed to display the Time and User bits either Side-by-Side or Stacked, or to display Time or User Bits only. The brightness of the Characters and Background may be individually set via front-panel controls. The display may be turned on/off via a front-panel control. An optional RS-232 interface & Windows® Control Panel software may be ordered, which allow remote control of the display modes. The unit will read bi-directionally from 1/20 to 10x play speed (dependent upon the audio/timecode performance of the video player).

  • Inserts SMPTE/EBU Time and User Bits into Video (NTSC/PAL)
  • Reads 1/20 to 10x Play Speed, Bi-Directional
  • Switchable Background Mask, Keyed or Transparent display
  • Characters and Background variable from Black to White
  • Variable Character Size and Position
  • Display Blanking function
  • Battery Back-Up of Settings
  • Optional RS-232 interface for remote control
  • One BNC Video input, Two BNC Video outputs
  • Optional S-Video configuration