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Ensemble Designs BEM-2 BrightEye Mitto HD Scan Converter

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Ensemble Designs BEM-2 BrightEye Mitto HD Scan Converter
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Ensemble Designs BEM Overview

The BEM-2 BrightEye Mitto is an HD scan converter from Ensemble Designs that converts DVI video input into SDI and HD-SDI formats, while also allowing the user to select which part of the screen to output. VGA and HDMI input are also supported, but require the use of additional adapters; this unit comes with two VGA to DVI adapters. In addition to DVI input and output (loop out), the BEM-2 supports a reference signal input, two SDI outputs, a composite video output (all on BNC connectors). Both analog and digital audio input are supported via a 3.5mm socket, and audio output can be embedded onto the SDI outputs or sent to an AES output (BNC connector). There is a standard USB Type-A port and an RS-232 port for control via a computer or other peripherals.

The BEM-2, in conjunction with the included BrightEye Software for Mac and Windows, allows computer video to be used for the most demanding applications including broadcast, high-end military, medical, classroom, church, and corporate events. Even a small part of the screen, such as a Skype window, can be selected with a mouse and converted to full screen HD. Resize the selection window by clicking and dragging with your mouse. From your desktop, you have complete and intuitive control of video format, video levels, output timing, audio delay, and the audio channel mix. The BEM-2 provides the functionality and control to operate as a router or switcher.

Converts DVI input to SDI and HD-SDI video output
Users can select specific areas of the video input to send to the output
Supports VGA and HDMI I/O with optional adapters
Includes two (2) DVI to VGA adapters
Auto senses DVI or VGA
Proprietary scaling and filtering system provides maximum detail, flicker-free video output
Used with Mac and Windows devices including laptops, iPhone, and iPad
Intuitive front-panel controls
Easily adjust video parameters and select video output format
Genlock and Time-to-House Reference, fully timeable
Memory presets for your favorite settings
BrightEye Mac and Windows software allows you to adjust video levels, output timing, audio delay, and mix audio channels. Also includes free software upgrades

Ensemble Designs BEM Specs

Computer Inputs
Connector1 x DVI-I (supports HDMI or VGA with adapter)
ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200
Reference Input
Connector1 x BNC
Formats1 Vpp, Composite Video
PAL, NTSC, Tri-Level Sync
Impedance75 Ohms
Return Loss> 40 dB
When no reference is provided, Mitto runs from an internal "sync gen grade" precision frequency reference.
Analog Audio Inputs
Connector1 x 3.5 mm (1/8")
Shares connector with AES audio input
FormatAnalog stereo
Impedance> 15 Ohms
Line Max Input Level24 dBu
Quantization24 bits, 128x oversampled
Sample Rate48 kHz
Reference Level-10 dBu or +4 dBu
Frequency Response± 0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk< 106 dB
Dynamic Range> 106 dB
AES Digital Audio Inputs
Connector1 x 3.5 mm (1/8") mini jack Shares connector with analog audio input
3.5 mm connector provides two inputs (tip and ring)
2 x channels per input
FormatsAES3id, S/PDIF
Bit Depth20- and 24-bit
Sample Rate30 to 192 kHz
Sample rate converted internally to 48 kHz
Serial Digital Interface Output
Connectors2 x BNC
Formats270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M
1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M
Processing16-bit processing
12- and 14-bit up-conversion
DelayAdjustable from 16 to 40 ms
Output is fully timeable with respect to the reference input.
Embedded Audio Processing
Impedance75 Ohms
Return Loss> 15 dB to 1.485 GHz
>10 dB to 2.97 GHz
OutputNone (AC coupled)
SMPTE Standards Supported1080i (SMPTE 274M -4,5,6); 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
720p (SMPTE 296M -1,2,3); 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz
525i, 625i (SMPTE 259M)
Analog Video Output
Connector1 x BNC
Shares connector with AES audio output
FormatComposite PAL or NTSC (when SD is selected on the SDI output)
Return Loss> 40 dB
Output< 100 mV
AES Digital Audio Outputs
Connector1 x BNC
Shares connector with analog video output
FormatAES3id, S/PDIF
Monitor Output
Number1 x DVI-I (supports HDMI or VGA with adapter)
FormatFollows input
Connectors1 x RS-232/GPI (9-pin D)
1 x USB Type-A
Power12 V, 12 W
100-230 VAC modular power supply
Ambient Temperature Range32 to 104F (0 to 40°C)
Relative Humidity0 to 95% non-condensing
Altitude0 to 10,000'
Dimensions5.63 x 1.65 x 6.01" (143 x 42 x 153 mm)
Includes connectors and flange
Weight1.37 lb (0.62 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 7.8 x 4.8"

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