Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format. S/PDIF is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fiber optic cable with TOSLINK connectors. S/PDIF interconnects components in home theaters and other digital high fidelity systems. S/PDIF is based on the professional AES3 interconnect standard. S/PDIF can carry two channels of PCM audio or a multi-channel compressed surround sound format such as Dolby Digital or DTS.
Device that changes the effective resolution of a TV/Video image into a native match standard high-resolution computer format such as WUXGA+, UXGA, S.XGA, XGA, SVGA or VGA. It’s a “combination” of a Line Doubler, Tripler & Quadrupler. Usually dedicated to DATA displays and projectors, to improve the resolution, increase the brightness and to decrease the flickering of the picture.
Device that converts a Computer scan rate into a TV/Video signal allowing computer images to be displayed or recorded on any video support. The Horizontal and the Vertical scanning rate are changed.
see Line Doubler.
Serial Digital Interface, especially present in Broadcast Scan Converters with a Digital Output.
Standard Definition TV (15 kHz), in opposition with HDTV. It means analog or digital signals.
Term used to define clean, fast switching between 2 sources. This new way of switching operates without any loss of synchronization and is glitch-free on the display. See SEAMLESS SWITCHER ® section.
SEquentiel Couleur Avec Mémoire (Sequential Color With Memory). Television standard used in France, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe. Like the PAL system, a SECAM picture consists of 625 horizontal lines refreshed at 50 Hz interlaced, but the color is coded in a different way (Frequency modulation, 1 line U & 1 line V).
The small form-factor pluggable (SFP) or Mini-GBIC is a compact, hot-pluggable transceiver used for both telecommunication and data communications applications. It interfaces a network device mother board to a fiber optic or copper networking cable. It is a popular industry format supported by many network component vendors.
HDTV standard proposed by SONY®: 1080 sF 24*, where the 1080 progressive lines at 24 frames/sec are interlaced in 2x540 at 48 fields/sec. (In fact, it’s more exactly 23,97 and 47,95 Hz for Color).
Definition of a picture's edges.
Filtering adjustment (opposite of sharpness adjustment).
A specific feature from Analog Way. Smooth Move® controls the shift time of the PIP. The time can be different between the opening and closing PIP.
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers. A worldwide organization which sets standards in Movie, Video (TV), and HDTV fields.
This standard defines the SDI serial digital interface common to most standard definition digital video products.
This HD standard defines the 1920x1080 spatial resolution (image sample structure) and several frame rates for this resolution. 1920 pixels define the active number of pixels per line and 1080 lines are the active number of lines per frame. Frame rates can be either interlaced or progressive.
This standard defines the HD-SDI high definition serial digital interface. SMPTE 292M has data rate of 1.485 Gbps for 4:2:2 component digital in 16:9 widescreen video aspect.
This HD standard defines the 1280x720 spatial resolution at various frame rates. All frame rates are progressive only.
This HD standard defines a full bandwidth, 4:4:4 RGB color space and bandwidth up to 2.97 Gbps on a single coaxial cable. SMPTE 424M is known as 3G-SDI, a term used to describe 2.970 Gigabits per second digital video over a single-link coaxial cable. 3G-SDI is capable of supporting HDTV 1080p video at 50 or 60 frames per second.
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (for e-mail).
Soft Edge Blending is essentially a term used for creating a large screen image using multiple video projectors with seamless overlapping areas.
Sync. On Green. Video signal in which the Composite Sync. information is added to the green luminance signal. Called RGsB, or RGB with SOG.
see Distribution Amplifier.
Device that converts different TV or HDTV standards. Usually, it is a High-End device for Broadcasting in different countries where the Horizontal and the Vertical frequencies have to be converted (i.e. NTSC to PAL).
see D Connector.
Super Video Graphic Array, it usually is 800 x 600 (sometimes 1024 x 768). It is a higher resolution than VGA.
Super Video. Also called Y/C, H.I 8™, S.VHS™. TV Video signal in which the encoded Luminance and Chrominance signals (2 wires) are separately transmitted thereby giving a higher quality picture than a Composite Video signal. The standard S.Video connector is a 4 pin Mini- Din connector also called Oshiden™ connector.
Device that allows many sources to be selected (computer, video, TV, audio,...) onto only one output display device.
Super eXtended Graphic Array. Non-interlaced. Standard computer format consisting of 1280x 960 (UVGA) or 1280 x 1024 pixels. The aspect ratio is 4:3 or 5:4.
A specific feature from Analog Way. Sync. Loss Functions® provides a security during a show. It allows to switch automatically to an other source predefined in the Menu Control of the device.
Negative or positive sync. Pulse.
Time Base Corrector. Video device that allows to re-generate (with no default) the sync. of a video signal from a jittery, noisy source (E.g. VCR).
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP/IP: by Internet Protocol); can be also used to monitor or control some devices. Compare to UDP.
Thunderbolt (originally codenamed Light Peak) is an interface for connecting peripheral devices to a computer via an expansion bus. Thunderbolt essentially combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into a new serial data interface that can be carried over longer and less costly cables. There are existing DisplayPort adapters for DVI, dual-link DVI, HDMI, and VGA output from the Thunderbolt port, showing broad compatibility of this new connector.
Video (TV scan) device that converts encoded Composite or Y/C signals into encoded Composite or Y/C signals but with different standards. This operation is made with no changes in the Horizontal and the Vertical scan frequencies (E.g. PAL to SECAM).
HDTV standard, for Analog YUV & RGB embedded Sync on each on the 3 channels. The 3 “steps” levels are -0,3v, 0v on 751 load. Allows for syncing of higher frequencies than BLACKBURST.
Transistor to Transistor Logic.
User Datagram Protocol (UDP/IP: by Internet Protocol Layer4); can be also used to monitor or control some devices. Compare to TCP.
An audio input/output where one of the two output terminals is at ground potential.
Ultra high Definition Television. A UHDTV resolution consists a computer format between 2560 x 1440 to 7680 x 4320 pixels.
Underwriter's Laboratories (U.S.A.)
Output image size. In Underscan mode, the entire image often appears as a rectangle centered on the display screen with a black border around it. Compare to OVERSCAN.
Device that converts a computer graphics image into a Higher (up) resolution computer format, by changing the horizontal and the vertical scan rates.
Universal Serial Bus, for computer peripherals.
In computing, a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) specifies where a known resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it. It is also referred to as a Universal Resource Locator and in many technical documents and verbal discussions it is often used as a synonym for URI(Uniform Resource Identifier).
Sometimes called DR, DB or PR, PB. It is the difference of color versus the white (Y) Luminance. U=DR=R-Y and V=DB=B-Y (see Component).
Ultra eXtended Graphic Array. Non-interlaced. - Standard computer format consisting of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The aspect ratio is 4:3.