Sony's PDBZ-UPG02 Closed Caption Software is an option for the PDW-HD1500 and PDW-F1600 XDCAM recording decks, allowing the upconversion of standard-definition CEA-608 closed captions to high-definition CEA-708 captions. With the software installed, the conversion process occurs simultaneous with the upconversion of the video signal--saving time, money, and the need for an external caption transcoder.
- When playing back an SD file with CEA-608 captions, the upconverted HD-SDI output signal has CEA-708 VANC. This VANC includes both translated CEA-708 data and CEA-608 legacy data.
- When an SD-SDI input signal has CEA-608 Line-21 captions, the upconverted E-E HD-SDI output signal has CEA-708 VANC. This VANC includes both translated CEA-708 data and CEA-608 legacy data.
- CEA-708 VANC captions can be preserved while cross-conversion playback between 1080i and 720p.
- When playing back an HD file with a CEA-708 VANC including CEA-608 legacy data, the downconverted SD output signal (SD-SDI/Composite) can have CEA-608 Line-21 captions.