Horita TRG-100 Timecode Reader/Generator

BH #HOTRG100 • MFR #TRG-100
Horita TRG-100 Timecode Reader/Generator
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Horita TRG-100 Overview

The TRG-100 from Horita is a multi-frame rate SMPTE timecode reader/generator with an 8-character, red LED display suitable for installation in a studio, video production room, large or small editing suite or in a laboratory or test situation. It can both read and generate timecode for SD and HD video frame rates and its small desktop size lets it sit conveniently on a desktop, or be rack or wall mounted. The timecode reader can discern between 23.976 and 24 fps (frames-per-second) timecode and between 29.97 and 30 fps timecode and displays the true frame rate. Its operation is simple and is controlled from four front panel switches.

Can read and generate SMPTE timecode at frame rates of 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 drop/non-drop frame, and 30 fps (frames-per-second)
HD frame rates of 50/720p, 50/1080i, 59.94/720p, and 59.94/1080i are also supported by the TRG-100 TCR and TCG
Eight digit 0.56" LED display shows hours, minutes, seconds, and frame number in familiar HH:MM:SS:FF format, as well as the TCR or TCG frame rate, and any TCG preset values
LED indicators show if TCR or TCG is selected for display, drop frame timecode, Preset-1, Preset-2 selected to preset the TCG, TCG genlock status, and TCR FPS detect status
Provides both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs for timecode
TCR reads SMPTE timecode at speeds from one frame-per-second up to about 10 times play speed
TCR auto FPS detect mode operates automatically to detect 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, and 30 fps frame rates
FPS DET LED indicator shows when frame rate has been accurately detected and measured
TCG starting time can quickly be preset either to one of two user preset values or jammed to the timecode value being read by the TCR
TCG Run/Stop momentary action switch permits quick starting and stopping of the TCG incrementing the timecode value
TCG operation can be set to free run or to genlock (phase lock) the generated timecode to the incoming video or to the incoming timecode
LED indicator shows if TCG is genlocked or not. When in free run mode the TCG has a very low free run drift rate of less than +/- 1 frame-per-hour
NTSC/PAL composite SD video ("bi-level") or HD tri-level sync inputs can be used for video genlock reference for the TCG
Standard SMPTE 29.97DF, or 29.97ND fps TCG timecode can be genlocked to an externally applied 29.97 fps NTSC SD video or to 59.94/720p or 59.94/1080i HD tri-level sync signal
Standard SMPTE 24, 25, or 30 fps TCG timecode can be genlocked to an externally applied PAL timecode, 25 fps SD PAL video, or 50/720p or 50/1080i HD tri-level sync
29.97SD video input or a 29.97ND timecode input can genlock 23.976 TCG timecode, and vice versa
Operates from a small AC power adapter, which is included, or can be operated in the field from 9 to 12 VDC battery power
Brightness control permits adjusting display intensity for indoor use in a darkened room or outdoor use in bright light
Can be installed in 19" rack or wall mounted by using an appropriate adapter kit
UPC: 302128123044

Horita TRG-100 Specs

PowerOperation: 9 to 12 VDC, approximately 300 mA
Connector: Mini phone plug, 0.125" (3.5 mm), center positive
AC Adapter: 9 V, 500 mA
Video In/OutLevel: Standard definition NTSC or PAL 1 V p-p composite video, HD Tri-Level Sync input
Connector: BNC - looping, must be externally terminated at 75 Ohms for proper operation
Time CodeUn-Balanced
Level: 200 mV to -10 V p-p
Connector: RCA

Level: 1.6 V p-p square wave. Rise time approximately 35us
Connector: RCA

Level: Balanced +/- 200 mV to +/- 10 V p-p square wave
Connector: Female XLR-3, 1=GND, 2=TC+, 3=TC-

Level: Balanced +/- 1.6 V p-p square wave. Rise time approximately 35us Connector: Male XLR-3, 1=GND, 2=TC+, 3=TC
Frame RatesTCG: Generates timecode at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97NDF, and 30 fps
Video/TCR Genlock: +/-1 TCG bit time maximum
1PPS Genlock: Frame 00 +/-2.5 ms maximum
Free-run Stability: Maximum drift of +/- 1-frame-per-hour over operating temperature range

TCR: Reads 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29,97NDF, and 30 fps SMPTE Longitudinal timecode from approximately 1/10 play speed up too 10X play speed. For TCG timecode genlock the TCR reads timecode at play speed +/- approximately 15%
Auto Frame Rate Detect: Measures and displays the frame rate of the timecode that the that the TCR is reading and differentiates between 23.976 fps and 24 fps, and 29.97 fps and 30 fps
SwitchesPower On/Off: Toggle switch
Mode, Count: Momentary action toggle switch
Genlock, Display: Toggle switch
EnvironmentOperating: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage: 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
DimensionsDesktop: 1.75 x 3.5 x 4.5" (4.44 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm)
Rackmount: 1.75 x 19 x 7" (4.44 x 48 x 18 cm)
WeightApproximately 15 oz (425 g) including power adapter
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 9.7 x 3.3"
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