Crystal Vision has released a new version of its downconverter/distribution amplifier, which includes support for SMPTE 2016 embedded AFD (Active Format Descriptor) for aspect ratio control. The module provides three digital or analog (configurable as composite, Y/C, YUV or RGB) SD outputs.
Q-Down-A-AFD is ideal for those working with embedded audio. With an HD input, it will de-embed the two groups of audio, before re-embedding them into the digital SD output. Other features include a variable video delay of up to one video frame, adjustable in one line steps, allowing it to match other equipment delays in the system; and signal probe functionality, which makes it useful for flagging faulty signals, especially in multichannel applications.