DIGITAL FORECAST Bridge X_TS Trouble Shooter Expanded Kit

DIGITAL FORECAST Bridge X_TS Trouble Shooter Expanded Kit

DIGITAL FORECAST Bridge X_TS Trouble Shooter Expanded Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Up/Down/Cross/Scan Converter
  • Test-Pattern Generator
  • SDI Signal Tester
  • 5" 800x480 Touchscreen LCD Display
  • SDI/HDMI/VGA/Component/Composite I/O
  • Analog and AES/EBU Audio
  • Includes Battery Plate and Power Supply
  • Includes Adapter Cables
  • Includes Hard Case
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DIGITAL FORECAST X-TS overview

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A compact device with many functions, the DIGITAL FORECAST Bridge X_TS Trouble Shooter can be a signal converter, format converter, and a test-pattern generator. SDI, HDMI, VGA, component, and composite video formats are supported on input and output. Any input can be converted to any available output, and all outputs are simultaneously active. Analog stereo and AES/EBU audio embedding is supported. The front of the Bridge X_TS features a touchscreen LCD for monitoring incoming and outgoing video signals, audio levels, SDI metrics, and more. Power can be supplied using the included power adapter, or with optional Sony batteries using the included battery plate. Accessory adapter cables for Component to VGA video and RCA to 3.5mm audio are also included, as is a hard case for storage and transport when not in use.

General Features

Up/Down/Cross/Scan converter
Wide video format support
SDI, HDMI, VGA, Component, Composite, AES/EBU, and analog audio support
Analog audio embedding/de-embedding
User-selectable output format
Test pattern generator
OSD menus
Audio level monitoring (up to 8-channels)
5" touchscreen LCD
Supports separately available Sony batteries
UPC: 704006295490
In the Box
DIGITAL FORECAST Bridge X_TS Trouble Shooter Expanded Kit
  • Hard Case
  • Power Supply
  • Stand
  • Sony Battery Plate
  • Component to VGA Adapter
  • Stereo RCA to 3.5mm Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • BNC SDI Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    DIGITAL FORECAST X-TS specs

    Screen Size 5" / 12.7 cm
    Screen Resolution 800 x 480
    Inputs 1 x Coaxial power
    1 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI
    1 x BNC, composite video, AES/EBU
    1 x VGA
    1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio
    1 x HDMI Type-A
    Outputs 1 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI
    1 x BNC, composite video, AES/EBU
    2 x HDMI Type-A (1 mirror output)
    1 x VGA
    1 x 3.5 mm stereo analog audio
    HDMI Format Support v1.3
    Resolution Support 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/59.94/60
    1080i 50/59.94/60
    720p 50/59.94/60
    NTSC
    PAL
    SMPTE Standards Supported SMPTE-424M, SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-274M, SMPTE-296M, SMPTE-125M
    Power Supply 12 VDC
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 10.1 x 4.4"

    DIGITAL FORECAST X-TS reviews

    Bridge X_TS Trouble Shooter Expanded Kit is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well for SDI, trouble with analog cam and power input Three and half star. I've had this for a 8 months and it has been indispensable for testing SDI camera systems. However, it doesn't detect the analog cameras that I bought this unit for (other analog cameras were detected, I just didn't need this unit for those cameras). I managed to get in touch with the manufacturer, and they wanted me to send them the problem cameras, but for a variety of reasons, that wasn't something we wanted to do. Also, the connector on the power transformer broke within 6 months (its a bit flimsy). If I were to buy again, I would buy the DIGITAL FORECAST Bridge X_NEO I as the analog input is worthless to me and that product seems to have all the features I want at half the price.
    Date published: 2017-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Well I've had this unit for a few months now. It delivers on all the features listed. Physically it is built well and feels solid. I wouldn't want to drop it though. I wish there was a silicon case or something for it to help absorb bumps. The software is functional. Screen response is a little hit or miss but once you know how to tap - it's fine, and there is a dial on the back which also steps through all on screen selections. I haven't needed support yet - but do wish they had a better presence and support type page for inquiries etc. This unit isn't cheap - so if I ever needed support, I want somewhere to turn to. And maybe look forward to software updates? Right now, it's just the Korean manufacturer site. But as someone out in the field who needs to troubleshoot signal flow - it's a great help and time saver (just being able to identify bad coax out in the field is a huge timesaver (crc error/jitter/eye...)
    Date published: 2017-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The Trouble Shooter is a great asset. It is hard to find another unit that offers the same functionality and such a cool design. I debated purchasing the Neo instead but as I was researching portable monitors while on the job site, the client requested an analogue feed to be added to the press box. That’s what sold me on the Trouble Shooter vs the Neo, plus the built-in embedded. The jitter scope is my new favorite instrument and I have yet to find another portable monitor that offers the same, other than the Neo. However, I wish there was a case or silicone bumpers that could be added to the unit. I love it so much, I want it to last! And, potentially, a wrist strap. As a technician sending signals to various destinations, there is a lot of walking and lift operation involved with the job and any sort of development in portability would make a great difference. Either way, A+ awesome device.
    Date published: 2018-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get out of jail solution Just as it says on the front! A Trouble Shooter. I've been looking for a unit like this for years.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and affordable Great price and quality for what it can do.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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