Video Chat with a Pro Video Expert - Live

ESE HD-488E/SD HD/SD-SDI Time Code Reader/Generator/Inserter

ESE HD-488E/SD HD/SD-SDI Time Code Reader/Generator/Inserter
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 Business Days
$285/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
  • This item cannot be canceled or returned.
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $168.99
Ask Our Experts

ESE HD-488E Overview

The HD-488E/SD HD/SD-SDI Time Code Reader/Generator/Inserter from ESE is designed for high definition or standard definition SDI video. Linear timecode (LTC), Digital vertical interval timecode (D-VITC) and RP-188 timecode are both read and generated by the HD-488E/SD. The unit accepts a multitude of HD formats. In SD mode the unit will accept 4:2:2 (525 and 625 line) digital video signals. The insert mode provides the ability to superimpose time and/or user bits onto video with alphanumeric characters.

As many as thirty characters of text may be superimposed onto the video. Flexibility is also provided to the user, allowing for selection of the information to be displayed (time, time and user bits, or text) on up to three different windows. The three windows are independent of each other and may be blanked.  Other features include selectable color fonts, RP-188 timecode functionality in both HD and SD modes, selectable onscreen date formats, and front-panel entry of user text data.

Auto-detects HD and SD formats
Accepts 4:2:2 (525 & 625 line) and multiple HD formats
Generates/reads/inserts LTC/DVITC/RP188 timecode
Dual LTC output
USB setup interface
User-friendly control
Time zone offset
LCD setup/status display
Seven selectable font colors
Selectable onscreen date formats (YMD, DMY, MDY)
Front panel user text entry
Universal power supply (90-264 VAC)
Transcode RP-188/DVITC to LTC
Transcode LTC to RP-188/DVITC
Timecode / time of day / user text window burn
Master timecode generator
GPS master clock (w/GPS option)
NTP-sourced master clock (w/NTP-C option)
GPS-sourced NTP server (w/NTP & GPS options)
IRIG-sourced NTP server (w/NTP & IRIG options)
IRIG-B generator (w/IRIG option)
Transcode IRIG A/B/G to IRIG-B or SMPTE codes (w/IRIG option)
Transcode SMPTE codes to IRIG-B (w/IRIG option)
Drive standard ESE remote displays with time of day
UPC: 037332100016

ESE HD-488E Specs

Status Display
16 x 2 Character LCD
Vertical Interval Time Code Input
SMPTE (100 mVpp-10 Vpp; 10 kOhms input impedance)
HD-SDI Interface
1080i60/59.94/50, 1080psF30/29.97/25/24/23.98, 720p59.94
Analog Input
1 Vpp, terminated
Vertical interval negative TTL/CMOS pulse
90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 15 W max
Rackmount Enclosure
1.8 x 19.0 x 10.0" (44.5 x 482.6 x 254.0 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.795 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.1 x 11.25 x 2.3"

ESE HD-488E Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know