Apantac debuts 4K converters13 September 2014
A new family of 4K converters is making its European debut at IBC, aimed at displaying UHD sources on inexpensive monitors.
Part of Apantac’s Crescent line of signal processing solutions, the company said the converters offered an ideal solution for 4K broadcast and mobile production, as well as many other on and off-set monitoring and conversion applications.
The Micro-4K mini converter down-converts four 3G-SDI signals from 4K/QFHD equipment at 50, 59.94 and 60Hz. The Micro-4K four 3G-SDI inputs are down-converted to both HDMI and SDI simultaneously, with outputs up to 1080P. The company said UHD sources could thus be affordably viewed on inexpensive LCD monitors or routed in existing 3G infrastructure.
The Micro-4K allows users to select one SDI embedded stereo audio pair and embed it on the SDI and HDMI outputs. It is also available as a stereo analogue audio output.
Also new, the Micro-4K-DP is a 4K to Display Port 1.2 converter, which Apantac said could provide an affordable alternative to HDMI monitoring. It offers viewing of 4K/UHD content at 4K/UHD resolution on UHD monitors equipped with the DP 1.2 interface.