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Edirol / Roland VC-50HD Video Field Converter

B&H # ROVC50HD Mfr # VC-50HD
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Product Highlights
  • Bi-Directional Conversion
  • Multi-Format Support
  • Small Footprint
  • HDMI Monitoring Output
  • External/Internal Battery Support

The VC-50HD Video Field Converter from Edirol/Roland can be used to convert HD-SDI to 50/35/8Mbps MPEG-2 TS, as well as HDV format (25/19Mbps). The unit also supports conversion from SD-SDI to DV format (25Mbps) and 12/9/2Mbps MPEG-2 TS.

Note! Up/down conversion, I/P conversion, NTSC/PAL conversion, and frame conversion are not supported.

HDMI Output
The dedicated HDMI output port provides display and monitoring of both the video and audio signal. The output can also be used to directly connect to a large display or video projector.
Control
The VC-50HD can be controlled using dedicated PC utility software via USB. This ability allows setting up direction, codec type, SDI audio channels, and other similar parameters. Presets can be saved to enable quick and convenient selection via dipswitch settings.
Power
The VC-50HD supports three different types of power supply: AC power adapter, AA batteries, and external battery support. The built-in AA battery tray can supply seamless failover power should the AC power become disconnected or while changing over external battery packs. Additionally, the VC-50HD can accept V-Mount and Gold Mount external batteries systems.
Capture to HDD/SDD with the EDIROL F-1 Video Field Recorder
Combining the VC-50HD with the EDIROL F-1 Video Field Recorder (Version 2.0) enables direct recording at any supported bitrate (up to 50Mbps) to hard-drive or solid state memory. MPEG-2TS 50Mbps enables higher quality video capture than HDV. Alternatively, MPEG-2 TS 8Mbps enables approximately 27 hours of HD video recording when used with the 120GB HDD.
HD-SDI & HDV Bi-Directional Video Copy
Bi-directionally convert between uncompressed HD-SDI and affordable HD format HDV devices. This is an efficient and flexible system for transfer, production, and transcoding applications.
Non-Linear System Capture & Editing
Most non-linear video editing systems support HDV as well as 35/50Mbps MPEG-2 TS data files. Use this device to enable higher-quality video production with low overhead.
Capture or Archiving to Blu-Ray
Blu-ray/ DVD recorders equipped with IEEE1394 (i.LINK) can record high quality video directly from HD/SD-SDI sources via the VC-50HD. This support is ideal for high-quality video backup and archiving.
Inputs VIDEO INPUT

IEEE1394 (i.LINK):
HDV: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
DV: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
MPEG-2TS: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94i, 576/50i

HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C,SMPTE 292M):
HD-SDI: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i (SMPTE 274M)
720/59.94p, 720/50p (SMPTE 296M) SD-SDI: 487/59.94i, 576/50i (ITU-R BT.656-3,4)

 

AUDIO INPUT

IEEE-1394:
HDV: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps
DV: Linear PCM 16bit 48kHz 2ch MPEG-2TS:
MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps

HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio:
HD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 299M)
SD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 272M-AC)

Outputs VIDEO OUTPUT

IEEE1394 (i.LINK):
HDV: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
DV: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
MPEG-2TS 50/35/8*1 Mbps (HD): 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
MPEG-2TS 12/9/2*1 Mbps (SD): 480/59.94i, 576/50i

HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M):
HD-SDI: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i (SMPTE 274M), 720/59.94p, 720/50p (SMPTE 296M)
SD-SDI: 487/59.94i, 576/50i (ITU-R BT.656-4)

HDMI:
1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94i, 576/50i

 

AUDIO OUTPUT

IEEE-1394:
HDV: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps
DV: Linear PCM 16bit 48kHz 2ch MPEG-2TS:
MPEG-1 Audio Layer2 16bit 48kHz 2ch 384kbps

HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio:
HD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 299M)
SD-SDI: Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch (SMPTE 272M-C) HDMI Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 2ch

Time Code IEEE-1394:
HDV: Conforms to HDV Standard
DV: Conforms to IEC 61834-2
MPEG-2TS: Conforms to IEC 13818-2

HD/SD-SDI:
HD-SDI: Conforms to SMPTE RP188 (VITC, LTC)
SD-SDI: Conforms to SMPTE 266M, SMPTE RP188 (VITC, LTC)

Connectors IEEE1394 Connector (i.LINK):
6-pin Type x 1 Conforms to IEEE1394-1995
HD/SD-SDI Input Connector:
BNC Type x 1 Conforms to SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
HD/SD-SDI Output/Thru Output Connector:
BNC Type x 1 Conforms to SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
HDMI Output Connector:
Type A (19-pin) x 1
USB Connector:
Type B x 1 Conforms to USB1.1 Full Speed
DC IN Connector:
XLR 4-pin Type x 1 DC 9-20V
Power Power Supply:
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U) or External Battery (DC 9-20V)
or HR15/51 x 8 or LR6 (AA) x 8
Maximum Operation Time:
about 2 hour (Nickel Metal Hydride Battery)
about 30 min (Alkaline Dry Battery)
about 10 hour (External, IDX Endura10 Li-Ion Battery)
* actual battery life is dependent on system settings.
Current Draw:
2,000mA
Operating Requirements +0 to +40 degrees Celsius
41 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.68 x 1.5 x 7.68" (42 x 114 x 194mm)
Weight 1 lbs 6 oz (620g)
Edirol / Roland VC-50HD Video Field Converter
  • Converter
  • Owner's Manual
  • AC Adapter (PSB-1U)
  • Conversion Cable (AC Adapter, XLR 4-pin Type Connector)
  • AC Power Cord
  • Battery Case (for AA type battery x 8)
  • Battery Plate Holder
  • 8 x Mount Screws for Battery Plate Holder
  • 8 x Ferrate Core
  • One-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Edirol / RolandVC-50HD Video Field Converter
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Pricey, but worth it

    By Stephen

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Creative Director

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Multi-Format Capability
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • HD BluRay Disc Recording
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Edirol / Roland VC-50HD Video Field Converter:

    We already had the JVC SR-HD1500US BRD Recorder and needed to get an HD/SDI signal into it. This baby did the trick by allowing us to convert HD/SDI to iLink/Firewire. The box is expensive, but can cross convert formats quickly (previewed delay of less than half a second), and even had a loop-through for our SDI signal. This product, paired with one of the JVC burners will record and preserve your HD signal. It can also be used in a stationary location (like we use) or can be coupled with a portable power supply to convert in the field.

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