Hotronic AV61-GD Digital Video Recorder / Player (SDI/AES/EBU I/O)

Hotronic AV61-GD Digital Video Recorder / Player (SDI/AES/EBU I/O)

Hotronic AV61-GD Digital Video Recorder / Player (SDI/AES/EBU I/O)


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  • Uncompressed Embedded SDI Recorder
  • Simultaneous Record/Playback / 20m-10h
  • Composite/SDI / 2-ch Audio/AES/EBU I/O
  • Uncompressed up to 4 Hours Delay
  • Random Access to Files / VIR/VIT/Telex
  • Clip Segment Playback / Genlockable
  • Digital Color Encoder / Decoder
  • Built-in Time Code Generator
  • Digital Pro Amp / Audio Level Controls
  • LCD for Time Code/Pro Amp/Audio Level
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Hotronic AV61-GD overview

  • 1Description

The Hotronic AV61-GD Digital Video Recorder / Player (SDI/AES/EBU I/O) is an uncompressed embedded SDI recorder offering simultaneous record and playback using 20 minute, 80 minute, 5 hour, or 10 hour media with an uncompressed delay of up to 4 hours. It offers Composite, Y/C, and SDI I/O, 2-channel analog audio (XLR), and AES/EBU I/O with simultaneous digital and analog video output. It also accepts tape input with a time-base error and provides high-quality results since there is no compression quality loss and audio distortion.


The AV61-GD recorder / player provides random access to files and is compatible with VIR, VIT, and Telex. It is equipped with features such as a clip segment playback and can be genlocked for synchronization. High-quality performance and a synchronized output is ensured with the digital color encoder / decoder and the built-in time code generator. Video and chroma levels, chroma phase, and setup can be adjusted via controls provided on the digital proc amp. The AV61-GD is also equipped with an audio level control and LCD monitor to show the time code, pro amp, and audio levels.

Uncompressed embedded SDI recorder
Simultaneously record and playback using 20 minute, 80 minute, 5 hour, or 10 hour media
Uncompressed delay up to 4 hours
Removable or interchangeable recording media with DC-power recorder
Analog and digital input and output
  • Composite, Y/C, SDI I/O
  • 2-channel analog audio (XLR) I/O
  • Simultaneous digital and analog video output
  • Accepts tape input with time-base error
    No compression quality loss / audio distortion
    Provides random access to files
    Compatible with VIR (Vertical Interval Reference), VIT, and Telex
    Clip segment playback
    Can be genlocked for synchronization
    Built-in digital color encoder / decoder and time code generator
    NTSC / PAL DVD master copy archive
    Controls available on the digital proc amp
  • Video level - ±3 dB
  • Chroma level - ±3 dB
  • Chroma phase - ±15
  • Setup - ±15 IRE
  • Digital audio level control
  • ±12 dBu / 4-channels
  • Time code / Video pro amp / Audio level LCD monitor
    Remote control RS-422 and GPI
    Upgradeable to more features
    In the Box
    Hotronic AV61-GD Digital Video Recorder / Player (SDI/AES/EBU I/O)
  • 1-Year Parts, 90-Day Labor Warranty
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    Hotronic AV61-GD specs

    Genlock Yes
    Proc Amp Yes
    Digital I/O (SDI/AES/EBU/ I/O)

    24 bit video SMPTE259M
    24 bit audio AES/EBU

    Recording Time:
    From 20 minutes to 10 hours

    Residual Jitter:
    Less than 600ps

    Digital Proc Amp:
    Video level more than +/-3db
    Chroma level more than +/-3db
    Chroma phase more than +/-15
    Set-up more than +/-15IRE


    Digital Video I/O:
    SDI I/O (BNC)
    Optional Embedded Signal (BNC)

    Digital Audio Level Control:
    +/-12dbu; 4 channels

    Digital Audio Input, accepts:
    33.1 KHz
    44.1 KHz
    48 KHz

    Digital Audio Output:
    AES/EBU (XLR) 96 KHz
    Analog I/O Video Input:
    NTSC or PAL with or without time base error
    Composite BNC or Y/C connector

    flat to 6 MHz

    Differential Gain:
    Less than 1%

    Differential Phase:
    Less than 1 degree

    Signal to Noise Ratio:
    58db (p-p signal to RMS noise)

    K Factor:
    (2T) 1%

    Gen-Lock Range:
    NTSC or PAL
    More than 3 microseconds

    Audio I/O:
    XLR 2 channel


    Signal to Noise Ratio:
    more than 80db

    0.01% (with 30 KHz filter on)

    Head Room:

    20Hz to 20 KHz +/-0.5db
    Power Consumption <100W
    Operating Temperature 50 - 104°F (10 - 40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 3.5 x 18" (483 x 89 x 457mm)
    Weight 20-25 lbs (9.1-11.3kg)

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