Eyeheight’s DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer from the geNETics range is being used to provide digital graphics to support live transmission of the 2013 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Equipped with a VP-10 video T-bar module and installed in an FB-9E chassis, the keyer is being used by an outside-broadcast service provider to process overlays which can be faded in and out over the live action.
"A highly compact unit, the DK-2 is ideal for use in OB vehicles, city-centre studios or wherever space is at a premium," details Eyeheight sales director Martin Moore. "Up to six DK-2 modules can be housed in a 1U chassis under local control from an FP-9 front panel. They can also be fully operated via Ethernet from anywhere in the world. Features include 10-bit linear keying, manual or automatic transitions, a user-selectable choice of additive, multiplicative and self-key modes, and AES digital audio voiceover."
The DK-2 is compatible with all commonly used 625/525-line standard-definition, 720p intermediate-definition and 1080i high definition formats. It incorporates background, fill and key inputs, wipe, matte and garbage-matte generation, independent main and preview keyers and EDH reinsertion for the main output. It is fully transparent to SDI-embedded audio and other ancillary data.
The Eyeheight DK-2 is equipped with inputs for slave fill sync, slave key sync and master input line sync plus independent programme and preview outputs. An RJ45 port allows connection of three GPI channels and tally as well as RS232-based on-board protocol control.