ES-491E VITC Time Code Reader


VITC Time Code Reader

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The ES-491E is designed to read and display SMPTE or EBU Vertical Interval Time Code (EBU is selectable via an internal DIP switch). Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Frames are displayed. Decimal points on the display indicate the Video Field and Drop-Frame mode. Video may be looped-thru the unit to another device. A video termination switch is provided if the loop-thru function is not needed. An internal DIP switch provides selection of the VITC video line, or Automatic Line Identification (First Good). Optional outputs include SMPTE/EBU Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) and RS-232 ASCII outputs. A +/-1 Frame switch is provided with the LTC option to compensate for different types of LTC displays.

  • Reads SMPTE/EBU VITC Time Code
  • Displays 8 Digits of Time or User Bits
  • .56" High Amber Display
  • Loop-thru Input with Switchable Video Termination
  • Field & Drop-Frame Indicators
  • Hold Function
  • Manual or Automatic Line Detection
  • Optional Rack Mount
  • Optional LTC & ASCII Outputs


Operation Manual