Test and Reference

Cobalt's suite of card-based and standalone ancillary data montor/probes and test signal generators provide easy to use, economical solutions that help validate and ensure expected presence and handling of ancillary data in SDI streams. Several test signal generators models provide test/calibration stimulus to maintain consistency across facilities. Some functions are available as options which can be "build into" numerous card models for built-in QC monitoring (such as absence of CC data or frozen frame).

Several models are available as openGear card-based and standalone form factors which keep space and weight demands down (especially important in mobile environments).

3G/HD/SD-SDI Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe Units with Fault Detection/Forwarding

Cobalt's Ancillary Data Monitoring Probes provide 15 status fields and boxes that can be sized and positioned anywhere on the screen. Users can select the status (AFD, LKFS, video format) and which source (Input A-E) to use for each status box.Multiple input video PIPs can be sized and positioned anywhere on the screen, allowing setup for a wide variety of monitoring applications, with the user maintaining complete control over how much status is displayed for up to five inputs. SCTE104 logging is available as an option.
9978-ANC-MON3G/HD/SD-SDI Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe
Cobalt's Ancillary Data Monitoring Probes provide 15 status fields and boxes that can be sized and positioned anywhere on the screen. Users can select the status (AFD, LKFS, video format) and which source (Input A-E) to use for each status box.Multiple input video PIPs can be sized and positioned anywhere on the screen, allowing setup for a wide variety of monitoring applications, with the user maintaining complete control over how much status is displayed for up to five inputs. SCTE104 logging is available as an option.
BBG-1078-ANC-MON3G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Ancillary Data Monitoring Probe

3G/HD/SD-SDI Dual Test Signal Generators with Character/Graphics Test Insertions

9960-TG2-REF13G/HD/SD-SDI Dual Test Signal Generator
BBG-1060-TG2-REF13G/HD/SD-SDI Standalone Dual Test Signal Generator

Quality Control and Ancillary Data Monitoring Options for SDI Processing Products

These options can be added to processing models such as format converters, frame syncs, and embedder/de-embedders. See Options Overview for availability and details regarding an option and applicability to card or device model. See product pages for options supported for the model.

Test Pattern/User Slate Insertion and Reference Generators

9362HD/SD-SDI Test Signal Generator
9363Multi-Format Reference Generator