Crystal Vision has added flexible embedding and de-embedding to its new Vision frame system. Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources, TANDEM10-VF is a powerful four group audio embedder/de-embedder with the ability to embed and de-embed a mixture of up to eight external AES stereo pairs and four stereo pairs (or eight mono channels) of external analogue audio – making it equally suited to those who need to embed and de-embed at the same time or to those who want a single product for use as an embedder or de-embedder as required. Giving more video outputs than the company's previous embedders/de-embedders, the feature-rich TANDEM10-VF includes full audio routing, audio and video processing, flexible delay compensation, fibre input/output connectivity and comprehensive signal monitoring.
Crystal Vision has always been known for creating the industry's most flexible embedded audio products. Not only can TANDEM10-VF be used as either an embedder, a de-embedder or a mixed embedder/de-embedder, it can be used with AES, analogue audio or a mixture of both. This flexibility comes from the ability to fit up to two audio piggybacks to the main card. The 3G-AIP2 piggyback is used to input and the 3G-AOP2 to output external analogue audio – either two stereo pairs or four mono channels per piggyback.
Each DIOP4 piggyback is used for inputting or outputting four stereo pairs of external digital audio; four bi-directional AES ports allow each stereo pair to be independently configured as input or output. It is possible to fit two of the same piggybacks or to fit two different piggybacks to create the product required. TANDEM10-VF includes powerful audio routing, with full shuffling and overwriting. Two routing matrices are used to select which of up to 32 input channels (taken from the incoming video input and input piggybacks) should be embedded into the four audio groups on the output video, and which should be output as external AES or analogue audio. TANDEM10-VF helps budgets go further: the engineer can buy different low-cost piggybacks at a later date to transform the functionality of the product and meet the demands of the current project.