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

ESE HD-488E HD/SD-SDI Time Code Reader/Generator/Inserter with IRIG Input
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ESE HD-488E Overview

The HD-488E HD/SD-SDI Time Code Reader/Generator/Inserter with IRIG Input from ESE is designed for high definition or standard definition SDI video. It reads and generates Linear Time Code (LTC) and RP-188 Time Code. The unit accepts a multitude of HD formats. 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.

The HD-488E allows you to select 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 blank. The HD-488E also features color fonts and backgrounds and time code in closed caption. The video input and output are accessible via rear-mounted BNC connectors (IRIG-B input is accessible via a BNC connector).

The HD-488E is housed in a single height rack mount enclosure that is black anodized. A 16 x 2 character LCD shows the current time and status of the HD-488E, while the front panel controls allow you to access all configuration settings as displayed on the 16 x 2 character LCD, including front panel text entry. The same controls are available on the software that is accessible via the rear mounted USB port.

Generates/inserts timecode
Dual LTC output
USB setup interface
User-friendly control
Color fonts
Time zone offset
LCD setup/status display
Universal power supply (90-264 VAC)
Accepts multiple HD formats


  • Timecode / time of day / user text window burn
  • Transcode SMPTE codes to IRIG-B
  • Transcode RP-188 to LTC
  • Transcode LTC to RP-188
  • Master timecode generator
  • IRIG sourced NTP server
  • Drive standard ESE remote displays with time of day
  • Transcode IRIG A/B/G to IRIG-B or SMPTE codes
  • IRIG-B generator

ESE HD-488E Specs

Status Display16 x 2 Character LCD
InputIRIG (100 mVpp to 10 Vpp)
HD-SDI Interface1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080p/30sF, 1080p/29.97sF, 1080p/25sF, 1080p/24sF, 1080p/23.98sF, 720p/59.94
Analog Input1 Vpp, terminated
FrameVertical interval negative TTL/CMOS pulse
Power90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 15 W maximum
DimensionsRackmount Enclosure: 1.8 x 19 x 10" (44.5 x 482.6 x 254 mm)
WeightNot specified by the manufacturer

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