TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI Broadcast Audio Processor

TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI Broadcast Audio Processor

TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI Broadcast Audio Processor

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TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI Broadcast Audio Processor

TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI Broadcast Audio Processor

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  • Dual-Stereo & Dual-Mono Loudness Control
  • Two Dual-Engine 3G Transmission Cards
  • Expandable, Accepts Up to Three Cards
  • Dual Redundancy with Relay Bypass
  • ALC2 Loudness Processing
  • Dual Language/Dual TV Channel Correction
  • Multiplatform Transmission
  • Compliant with All Major Standards
  • TC Icon & Loudness Pilot Software
  • Compact 1 RU Design
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Configuration: 2XSDI, Two 3G Transmission Cards

1XSDI, One 3G Transmission Card

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TC Electronic Loudness Pilot overview

  • 1Description

The TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI is a broadcast transmission audio processor that provides dual-stereo and dual-mono loudness management to help broadcasters with their loudness responsibilities for TV, radio, and mobile applications. It employs a high-resolution ALC2 loudness control algorithm, which delivers high-quality audio with ultra-low latency, while allowing you to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times.

The Loudness Pilot 2XSDI comes with two 3G transmission cards, giving you the ability to process two SDI streams with sixteen audio channels, right out of the box. The unit is expandable with one 3G transmission card (available separately), increasing the number of simultaneous SDI streams to three and ideal for any station that needs to process multiple streams simultaneously.

Audio loudness is measured at the input as well as the output of the Loudness Pilot. In between, the high-resolution ALC2 algorithm handles everything regarding loudness including automatic loudness correction, true-peak limiting, lip-sync delay with look-ahead capability, all in one single process and for a multitude of broadcast platforms. The unit comes with ready-to-use presets based on international standards.

Each single 3G transmission card can run two ALC2 algorithms, allowing loudness processing for two TV channels or two languages simultaneously. It also provides loudness control for multiple platforms simultaneously, delivering for both HDTV and mobile applications in real time. The auto input switching function enables seamless fallback to a secondary source when the primary source is unavailable, and can switch over to a broadcast emergency channel when audio is detected on it.

The Loudness Pilot 2XSDI features a full, dual-redundancy setup with dual fans, dual fuses, and dual power connectors, which you can use with independent power sources. In case of an emergency, the relay bypass passes your stream directly from input to output, ensuring a non-stop performance.

This fit-for-purpose unit offers the option to add optional TC Electronic software processors including aNorm adaptive normalization loudness processing, SDI Metadata control, and the LM2 Loudness Radar meter, which gives you a complete loudness landscape overview at a glance. The Loudness Pilot is housed in a compact, 1 RU enclosure to help you save space in your equipment room. Included are two power cords and a USB memory stick with the TC Icon Software and Loudness Pilot Software for Mac and Windows.

Note: Operating Loudness Pilot requires a TC Icon remote (available separately) or a computer running the included TC Icon software for Mac and Windows.

Loudness Processing for TV, Radio, and Mobile

Professional broadcast transmission audio processor for TV stations that need hassle-free mono and stereo audio loudness management
Ideal for the local TV broadcaster or a TV production truck
Helps stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality
Comes with two 3G transmission cards to handle two SD/HD/3G SDI streams
Supports SDI standards up to 3G: 2.97 Mb/s, 1080p, 3D (2 x 1080i)
Expandable for any station that needs to process multiple streams simultaneously; add one additional 3G transmission card, increasing the number of simultaneous SDI streams to three
1 RU design saves space in equipment room
Comes with ready-to-use presets based on international standards
Designed and engineered in Denmark

ALC2 Loudness Processing

Key Features
  • ALC2 is the "heart and soul" of Loudness Pilot
  • High-resolution, low-latency loudness control algorithm
  • Corrects substantially when needed, subtly when appropriate, and leaves your audio untouched when it is already normalized
  • Automatic loudness correction
  • Look-ahead lip-sync delay
  • True-peak limiting
Auto Input Switching
  • Dual-language switching: Auto input switching enables seamless fallback switching to language B if language A is not available
  • Emergency switching: Set up Loudness Pilot to automatically switch to an emergency channel, if there is audio present on that channel

Dual Redundancy

  • Offers robust redundancy and reliability needed for mission-critical live applications
  • Dual power supplies for independent power sources
  • Dual fuses
  • Dual low-noise fans

Relay Bypass

Complete relay bypass passes your stream directly from input to output for non-stop performance no matter what happens

Dual Language/Dual TV Channel Correction

Loudness Pilot is a dual stereo and dual mono processor, allowing loudness processing of two TV channels or two languages simultaneously

Multiplatform Transmission

  • Dual-stereo infrastructure allows loudness processing for multiple platforms simultaneously
  • Deliver for HDTV and mobile applications in real time

Control Interface

TCP/IP Ethernet Control
  • Remote Control over Ethernet from Windows or Mac computer (controller) running TC Icon software 
  • Second Ethernet port allows for daisy-chaining multiple 3G transmission cards
Automatic Input Detection, GPI, or Metadata
  • Loudness Pilot is based the company's DB6 platform and gives you the same extensive GPI control options
  • Detects the incoming signal channel format automatically
  • GPI metadata allow you to tailor remote control to your station’s demands

Compliance

  • Compliant with all major broadcast standards
  • ITU-R BS.1770-3
  • EBU R128
  • ATSC A/85
  • ARIB TR-B32
  • FreeTV OP-59
  • Supported by TC Electronic to remain compliant with current and future releases of major broadcast standards

3G Transmission Card

  • Each card processes one SD/HD/3G SDI audio stream with eight audio channels I/O
  • Holds two multichannel processors
  • Runs two ALC2 algorithms simultaneously
  • Runs two LM2 Loudness Radar Meters (available separately)

Optional TC Electronic Software Processors (Licenses Available Separately)

LM2 Loudness Radar Meter
  • Optional LM2 Radar Meter gives you a complete loudness landscape overview at a glance for each TV channel or language
  • Measures loudness at the input stage as well as the output stage of Loudness Pilot
  • Measure loudness history, momentary loudness, true-peak level, program loudness, and loudness range
  • 24/7 logging function generates a text file which you can use to document adherence to a specific broadcast standard
aNorm Loudness Processing
  • Optional aNorm adaptive normalization loudness processing automatically applies the minimum dynamic audio processing required to keep you safely within the boundaries of international loudness standards and legislation, while providing high-quality sound
SDI Metadata
  • Optional SDI Metadata license provides extensive remote control option via SDI
In the Box
TC Electronic Loudness Pilot 2XSDI Broadcast Audio Processor
  • 2 x 3G Transmission Cards
  • 2 x Power Cables
  • USB Memory Stick with TC Icon Software and Loudness Pilot Software
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    TC Electronic Loudness Pilot specs

    Loudness Pilot Frame
    Frame Configuration Comes with two 3G transmission card
    Capable of holding one to three 3G transmission cards (additional cards available separately)
    Front Indicators Status for: PSU 1, PSU 2, Sync, Alert, Signal
    Mains Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (auto-select)
    Power Supply Dual power supply redundancy
    Fan Dual fan redundancy
    Environment Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
    Storage Temperature -22 to 167°F / -30 to 70°C
    Humidity Maximum 90%, non-condensing
    Finish Anodized aluminum face plate
    Plated steel chassis
    Compliance EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2
    FCC part 15 class B
    CIS-PR 22 class B
    Safety Certification IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL 6500, CSA E65
    Dimensions 19 x 1.75 x 13.2" / 483 x 44 x 334 mm
    1 RU
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    3G Transmission Card
    Number of Processors 2 x multichannel processors
    Audio Channels Processed 8 in, 8 out
    Audio Format Configuration Stereo, mono, dual-mono, dual-stereo
    Audio Processing Delay 0.15 ms
    Adjustable Online Delay 0 to 10 second per audio channel
    Delay Resolution 32-bit
    Frequency Response DIO DC to 23.9 kHz 0.01 dB
    Audio Sample Rate 48 kHz, fully synchronous
    Audio Processing Resolution 32-bit, bit-transparent
    Connectors 1 x BNC input
    1 x BNC output
    75 Ohms
    Bypass Relay Input to output while powered off and during boot-up
    Function Audio de-embed/embed, video thru
    SDI Formats Supported SD
    525i59.94, 625i50

    HD
    720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    1080i: 50, 59.94, 60

    3GA
    720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    1080i: 50, 59.94, 60
    1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

    3GB (2 Streams)
    720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    1080i: 50, 59.94, 60
    1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    Standard Compliance SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M, 425M
    Audio I/O Selection SDI group 1-2, 3-4, 3G stream 1, 3G stream 2
    Interface Function Synchronous, bit-transparent (de-embed/embed)
    Input Return Loss Typically, 17 dB, <1.5 GHz
    Typically, 12 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
    Output Return Loss Typically, 18 dB, <1.5 GHz
    Typically, 12 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
    Relay Bypass Return Loss Typically, 19 dB, <1.5 GHz
    Typically, 14 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
    Adaptive Cable Equalization 480 m at SD, 250 m at HD, 150 m at 3G, Belden 1694A (input)
    Jitter Tolerance Timing: >10 UI (input)
    Alignment: >0.7 UI (input)
    Output Jitter SD
    Timing: <0.25 UI
    Alignment: <0.22 UI

    HD
    Timing: <0.5 UI
    Alignment: <0.1 UI

    3G
    Timing: <1.0 UI
    Alignment: <0.25 UI
    Signal Level 800 mV ± 5% (output)
    DC Offset 0 V 0.5 V (output)
    Rise/Fall Time <700 ps at SD, <130 ps at HD, <120 ps at 3G (output)
    Overshoot <5% of amplitude (output)
    GPI Control Inputs 4 x Multi-state, multi-function 0 to 3.3 VDC, sensing
    D-Sub connector
    GPO Output 2 x Relays, floating, 200 mA, 24 VAC/VDC maximum
    D-Sub connector
    Output Voltage 3.3 VDC, 100 mA, current-limited
    Ethernet and Remote Control 2 x Ports, 10/100 Mb/s, Base-T, SNMP-enabled

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