SyncBlaster RGB2C

RGB to Component video Transcoder

rgb2c 

Product Description:

The unit contains two separate conversion systems. One converts from an input RGB signal to an output Y Cb Cr signal. The other converts from an input Y Cb Cr signal to an output RGB signal. A push switch is provided on the unit to enable the selection of the appropriate converter. Indication of the selection made is shown by the colour of an LED indicator. There are also 4 DIP switches provided on the unit to cater for various synchronising pulse modes on the input and output signals. The unit has been designed to be installed ‘in line’ with the signal path and has SCART input and output connectors, thus making connection simple.

LED Indicators:

There are two indicators on the unit. One indicates presence of power on the unit, The colour of the second LED indicates which of the converters is selected:

GREEN                    Indicates selection of conversion from RGB to Y Cb Cr

RED                         Indicates selection of conversion from Y Cb Cr to RGB

DIP Switch Settings:

There are 4 DIP switches provided on the unit; One switch is used to disable the synchronising pulses from the Green output signal when the unit is being used to convert from Y Cb Cr to RGB. Another switch is used to select the input synchronising pulses when the unit is being used to convert from RGB to Y Cb Cr. Should there be no sync pulses present on the GREEN input, then this switch can be used to select sync pulses from the input SCART pin 20 instead. (This input pin normally has Composite video present.) The last two switches are used to select the signal to pin 19 of the output SCART connector. One switch routes through the signal from the input SCART pin 20 (normally Composite video). The other selects video-level synchronising pulses to the output SCART pin 19. (These pulses are derived from the input video.)

The operation of the DIP switch settings are summarised as follows:

SWITCH 1:                  Disables synchronising pulses from the Green output signal.

Switch UP:                 Sync pulses enabled on the Green output

Switch DOWN:            Sync pulses disabled from the Green output

Note: Switch 1 is only operative when converting from Y Cb Cr to RGB.

SWITCH 2:                  Selects the input synchronising pulses. (These are used to derive the output sync pulses.)

Switch UP:                  Selects sync pulses from the input Composite video signal (Input SCART pin 20)       

Switch DOWN:            Selects sync pulses from the input Green signal

Note: Switch 2 is only operative when converting from RGB to Y Cb Cr.

SWITCH 3:                   Selects video-level sync pulses to SCART output pin 19.

Switch UP:                   Sync selection OFF

Switch DOWN:             Sync selection ON

SWITCH 4:                   Selects input SCART pin 20 (normally Composite video) to SCART output pin 19.

Switch UP:                   Composite video selection OFF        

Switch DOWN:             Composite video selection ON

Note: It is recommended that switches 3 and 4 are not switched down simultaneously.

Additional Information:

No processing takes place on the following signals: Left Audio, Right Audio, SCART pin 8 Switch signal, SCART pin 16 Switch signal. All of these signals pass through the unit unaffected.

The normal SCART input and output pin formats has been used in the design of this unit.

The power supply required is a 12V centre-positive source (2.1mm)

Broadcast-specified components have been used in the design of this unit, thus giving the highest quality performance.

You can download the instruction manual here

Can the RGB2C handle NTSC?

yes!

Can the RGB2C cope with progressive scan?

yes!

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