Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator

Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator

Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator

B&H # ENBE56 MFR # BE56
Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Product Highlights

  • Master or Slave Reference Generator
  • Over 30 HD and SD Test Signals/Patterns
  • Timecode Generator
  • Sync Pulse Generator
  • 1 x BNC Reference Input
  • Composite, SDI, and Tri-Level Outputs
  • Analog, AES, and Programmable Outputs
  • Front-Panel Controls
  • Complete Control via Software
Show moreShow less

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Ensemble Designs BE56 overview

  • 1Description

The Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 is an HD/SD/analog test signal and sync pulse generator designed to provide accurate and versatile synchronization for audio and video engineers in remote trucks, post-production facilities, and mobile video production setups. It offers the ability to be a master or slave generator and is genlockable.

A single BNC reference input accepts composite video (PAL or NTSC), tri-level sync, or 10 MHz signal. Seven BNC jacks provide dedicated composite, tri-level sync, SDI, and AES outputs, plus there are three programmable BNC outputs. Also, a two-channel analog output is available on a terminal block connection.

The BrightEye 56 boasts over 30 HD and SD test signals and patterns, a timecode generator, and a sync pulse generator. Many of its settings are accessible via front-panel controls, and full access to all configurable options can be unlocked via BrightEye software on a USB-connected computer.

Genlockable master or slave reference generator
Over 30 HD and SD test signals and patterns including Color Black, Bars, Crosshatch, Multi-burst, and SDI Checkfield (Pathogenic)
Internal timecode generator feeds DVITC to the SDI outputs and VITC to the composite outputs
6 Hz sync pulse generator
One BNC reference input
Two BNC composite outputs
Two BNC SDI outputs
Two BNC tri-level sync outputs
Three BNC programmable outputs (selectable between AES, LTC, Word Clock, or 6 Hz Pulse)
One BNC AES output
Two-channel terminal block analog output
Front-panel controls for many settings
Complete control available via BrightEye software on a computer (USB connection required)
In the Box
Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 HD/SD/Analog Test Signal and Sync Pulse Generator
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Ensemble Designs BE56 specs

    Reference Input 1 x BNC (1 V P-P composite video PAL or NTSC, tri-level sync, or 10 MHz)
    Outputs 2 x BNC (composite)
    2 x BNC (tri-level sync)
    2 x BNC (SDI)
    1 x BNC (AES)
    3 x BNC (programmable)
    1 x Terminal block (2-channel)
    USB 1 x USB Type-B
    Signal Type Composite: NTSC/PAL
    Serial Digital: 270 Mb/s SD (SMPTE 259M), 1.485 Gb/s HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M, or 296M)
    AES: AES3id, 1 kHz tone or silence
    Analog: 1 kHz tone or silence
    Programmable: AES, LTC, Word Clock, or 6 Hz pulse (selectable)
    Impedance BNC: 75 Ohms
    Analog: 30 Ohms, balanced
    Return Loss Composite: >40 dB (DC to 5.5 MHz)
    Tri-Level Sync: >30 dB (to 30 MHz)
    Serial Digital: >15 dB for 270 Mb/s, >15 dB for 1.485 Gb/s
    Composite Output Frequency Response: -0.1 dB (10 kHz to 5 MHz)
    Output DC: 50 mV
    K Factor: <1%
    Differential Phase: <1°
    SCH Phase: 5°
    Maximum Cable Length 984.3' / 300 m for 270 Mb/s
    328.1' / 100 m for 1.485 Gb/s
    229.7' / 70 m for 2.97 Gb/s
    (Belden 1694A cable)
    Sync Output DC 50 mV
    Accuracy Internal: TCXO
    PAL Fsc: 4.43361875 MHz 1 Hz
    NTSC Fsc: 3.579545 MHz 1 Hz
    601 Fs: 27 MHz 5 Hz
    Long Term Drift: <1 ppm/year
    Analog Jitter: <1 ns
    Digital Jitter: <0.2 UI (0.13 UI typical)
    Supported Standards 1080i (SMPTE 274M -4, 5, 6) 50, 59.94, or 60 Hz
    720p (SMPTE 296M -1, 2, 3) 50, 59.94, or 60 Hz
    1080p (SMPTE 274M -9, 10, 11) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
    1080sF (RP211 -14, 15, 16) 23.98, 24, 25 Hz
    625i 50, 525i 59.94, Composite PAL, NTSC
    AES Audio Resolution: 24-bit
    Analog Audio Output Reference Level: -10 to +4 dBu, adjustable
    General Specifications
    Temperature Range 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C (ambient)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 95% (non-condensing)
    Altitude 0 to 10,000' / 0 to 3048 m
    Power Requirement 12 VDC, 1200 mA (100 to 230 VAC modular power supply)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.6 x 1.7 x 6.0" / 143 x 42 x 152 mm (including connectors and flange)
    Weight 1.4 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 7.9 x 2.5"

    Ensemble Designs BE56 reviews

    Be the first to review this item

    Ensemble Designs BE56 Q&A

    Ensemble Designs BE56 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.