Cobalt Digital rolls out new colour correction, frame sync solutions

By Paul Gallo, Co-Executive Director, Sports Video Group

Cobalt Digital’s newest product, the 9980-CSC-3G 3G/HD/SD-SDI RGB color-space corrector/frame sync with an integrated test-signal generator for both the openGear framework and Cobalt’s Blue Box Group 1000 Series, will make its European debut at IBC in Amsterdam. The only card of its kind for the openGear ecosystem, the 9980-CSC-3G provides a full-featured 3G/HD/SD color corrector and an advanced frame sync/pattern generator.

RGB-space colour correction with YCbCr proc controls provide lift, gain, saturation, phase, white clip (hard and soft), black clip, and color saturation clip. The built-in pattern generator preceding the colour-correction block allows users to pre-emphasise or de-emphasise by the colour corrector to match on-set camera colorimetry, with the custom settings saved to a preset. The result is one-button recall of monitor/camera calibration settings. Custom settings can be saved to user presets for instant recall via the free but powerful openGear DashBoard GUI or an intuitive Cobalt OGCP-9000/CC Colour Correction Remote Control Panel.

Also new is the Cobalt 9922-2FS 3G/HD/SD-SDI dual-channel frame sync represents the highest-density frame sync card in the openGear family. It provides audio and video processing, AES/analogue audio embedding and de-embedding, and CVBS I/O with two signal paths of frame sync on a single openGear card. Channel density can be as high as 33 channels in 2 RU when deployed in the OG3-FR openGear frame, or up to 40 channels of advanced processing when housed in Cobalt’s HPF-9000 20-slot high-power openGear frame.

Key features of the space-saving 9922-2FS include the ability to add RGB colour correction, set auto-changeover to invoke failover for basic input loss, and “moving-box” insertion over input video or internally generated test patterns for active picture verification.

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