VC-1-DL: Bi-directional SDI/HDMI with Delay and Frame Sync

Features

VC-1 Series

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Roland's new video converters address the demand for high-quality, lossless video and audio converters for live/post production as well as installed systems. They include the Roland VC-1-HS (HDMI to SDI), VC-1-SH (SDI to HDMI), and VC-1-DL (Bi-directional SDI/HDMI with audio/video delay and frame sync).

The VC-1 Video Converter series provides uncompromising picture quality by maintaining the video characteristics of the original signal with rich-blacks and super-whites. There are no interlacing artifacts or other conversion or signal errors sometimes found with other video converters. The VC-1 series also features an on-board re-clocker to compensate for attenuation of SDI signals carried over long distances. The VC-1 series also supports both level A and B 3G-SDI, letting you connect a variety of higher quality SDI sources.

The VC-1 series is HDCP compliant allowing you to convert or pass-through HDCP signals with the exception of any SDI output. The VC-1-DL additionally enables the HDCP signal to be delayed. Selectable audio embedding and de-embedding lets you route different audio sources to or from video devices. Digital AES/EBU input and output signals are supporting ensuring high-quality audio signals can be maintained through the signal flow.

Roland VC-1-DL
In live production as you add more video components to a signal flow, latency is introduced.  The VC-1-DL converter not only allows bidirectional conversion of SDI/HDMI but it also provides frame sync and delay adjustment of up to 9 fields (4.5 frames) for audio and video independently. This is helpful when keeping various types of cameras in sync as well as ensuring a projector stays in sync with an LED wall. In this way it is an indispensable tool live production, broadcast and recording applications.

Awards

logo_tvt_star_awardRoland VC-1 Series Selected for STAR Award at NAB 2013.
The Roland VC-1 Series Video Converters were the recipients of TV Technology’s coveted STAR Award presented at the 2013 NAB Show. Now celebrating its 13th anniversary, the STAR Awards (for Superior Technology Award Recipient) are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the media industry.

See more Roland Systems Group awards and nominations on our Awards Page.

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Configuration Examples


Win/Mac Software Control

Specs

Input
SDI Connector
BNC type x 1
HDMI Connector
Type A (19 pins) x 1
Analog Audio Connector
1/4" TRS phone type ( balanced ) x 1 pair (L/R)
Digital Audio Connector
1/4" TRS phone type ( balanced ) x 1 (Combined use with Analog Audio R ch Connector )
Reference Connector
BNC type x 1
Reference Signal Format
Black Burst, Bi-level, Tri-level
Reference Impedance
75 ohms
Processing
Video delay ( 0 to 4.5 frames ) Audio delay ( 0 to 4.5 frames ) Audio embedding Audio de-embedding
Output
SDI Connector
BNC type x 1
HDMI Connector
Type A (19 pins ) x 1
Analog Audio Connector
1/4" TRS phone type ( balanced ) x 1 pair ( L/R)
Digital Audio Connector
1/4" TRS phone type (balanced ) x 1 (Combined use with Analog Audio R ch Connector )
Input / Output Format
SDI Input Signal Standards
SMPTE 424M(SMPTE 425M-AB), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C
SDI Input Video Format
1920x1080/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p/60i/59.94i/50i (Conforms to SMPTE 274M ), 1280x720/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p (Conforms to SMPTE 296M ), 720x487/59.94i, 720x576/50i (Conforms to ITU-R BT.601-5 )
Audio Format
Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 16 ch *1 (Conforms to SMPTE 299M, SMPTE 272M-C)
HDMI Input 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, 720x480/59.94i, 720x576/50i (Conforms to CEA-861-E)
HDMI Input Audio Format
Linear PCM, 24 bit, 48 kHz, 8 ch *1
SDI Output Signal Standards
SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-AB), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C
SDI Output Video Format
1920x1080/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p/60i/59.94i/50i (Conforms to SMPTE 274M ), 1280x720/60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p (Conforms to SMPTE 296M), 720x487/59.94i, 720x576/50i (Conforms to ITU-R BT.601-5 )
SDI Output Audio Format
Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 16 ch *1 (Conforms to SMPTE 299M, SMPTE 272M-C)
HDMI Output 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, 720x480/59.94i, 720x576/50i (Conforms to CEA-861-D)
HDMI Output Audio Format
Linear PCM, 24 bit, 48 kHz, 8 ch *1
Audio Input / Output
Analog Audio Input Level
+4dBu
Analog Audio Maximum Input Level
+24dBu
Analog Audio Input Impedance
110 ohms
Analog Audio Output Level
+4dBu
Analog Audio Output Impedance
600 ohms
Digital Audio Output Signal Format
AES3, 16/24 bits, 32/48 kHz, 2 ch
Digital Audio Output Impedance
110 ohms
Others
USB Connector
USB Type B (Hi-Speed USB) x 1
Power Supply
DC 9V
Power Consumption
8W
Operation Temperature
+0 to + 40 degrees Celsius
Accessories
AC adaptor, Power Cord, Rubber Foot x 4, Owner's Manual
Size and Weight
Width
150 mm
5-15/16 inches
Depth
130 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
30 mm
1-3/16 inches
Weight
500 g
1 lbs. 2 oz.
(0dBu=0.775Vrms)
*1: When frame synchronizer is engaged, CH 3-8 of HDMI and CH 3-16 of SDI audio output are not available.)

Accessories

RAD-3

VC-1 Series Dedicated Rack-mount Tray

RAD-3

VC-1 Series Dedicated Rack-mount Tray

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Downloads

Compressed ZIP file VC-1 Series Remote Control Software for MacOS X v1.2.2.0
This is the latest version of the VC-1 Series Remote Control Software for MacOS 10.7 and newer.
Compressed ZIP file VC-1 Series Remote Control Software for Windows v1.2
Compressed ZIP file VC-1-DL System Update Version v1.21.21
Compressed ZIP file VC-1-DL Images

Support

If you have a question about operating your product VC-1-DL, please contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

Support Documents

PDF file VC-1-DL Block Diagram
Compressed ZIP file VC-1-DL Dimensions DXF
PDF file VC-1-DL Manual
PDF file VC-1 RCS Manual
PDF file VC-1 Series Brochure