PHABRIX's latest product on show at BVE is the PHABRIX SxD dual link, a multi-format combined generator, analyser and monitor designed for post production, studio, camera and projector testing and measurement at SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI.
The PHABRIX SxD actually supports over 350 different combinations of formats including the new SMPTE 372M allowing testing for bit-rates of 2.970 Gbit/s, and 2.970/1.001 Gbit/s over two wires able to carry 1080p video. The PHABRIX SxD also offers different colour spaces required for testing including 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB, and 4:4:4 YUV at 10/12 bit. Broadcast manufacturers will find the new support for 3G particularly valuable as the debate increases as whether to use 3G level A or B in studio infrastructure.
To support each dual link standard means the SxD has two inputs and two outputs with full CRC/EDH checking on each signal and logging though out any test procedures. Embedded audio checking is also available.
Paul Nicholls, PHABRIX's sales and marketing manager commented; 'The PHABRIX SxD is the first hand held platform to offer such a complete variety of testing formats. The ergonomics of this instrument are such that many combinations of standards can be easily generated and analysed. With the SMPTE standards expanding, the SxD gives broadcasters and broadcast manufactures a one stop solution in the testing chain.'
- Sony camera testing
- Play back 4:4:4 video when used with decks such as Sony HDCAM SR™
- Digital projectors
- Post production facilities using capture cards e.g Bluefish 444 card
- Manufacturers needing to test for Dual link standards
- Monitor manufacturers
- Rental companies
BVE stand 46. www.phabrix.com