6520 HD-SDI Video Inserter - Recorder


ITS 6520D 32 Video Inserter & Recorder with I-Observe software.

The model 6520 HD-SDI / I-Observe system records and plays uncompressed SDI video. Source video may be, 20p or 1080p at 25, 30, 50 and 60 frames/sec and 480i/60 1080i/60 and at NTSC rates.  The 6520 will detect the input video format and synchronize to it automatically. The SDI video source may be monitored live while recording with less than 8µsec of in-out latency.

The unit records all HANC & VANC metadata, and can overlay text and crosshairs (fixed and movable) while recording or during playback. It can insert VANC KLV metadata, and all timestamps are accurate to within 4µsec.  The user may design a custom metadata KLV key using the KLV software toolkit.

There are three modes of recording; Event Record, Post Event & Continuous Record.  All modes record UNCOMPRESSED SDI video at the native resolution and frame rate. During playback, the video may be stopped, played back 1 frame at a time or in slow motion.

When the camera sync option is included, the 6520 tri-level sync (TLS) may be programmed or auto synchronized to match the camera format (must be one of the supported formats). TLS is phase locked to GPS or external IRIG B and may also be delayed in 1µsec steps enabling synchronization of picture taking across a variety of imaging technologies, e.g. CMOS, CCD or IR. 

The Model 6520 is available in two configurations, a ruggedized enclosure suitable for mobile applications and a rack mount version.  Both are powered by 9-36 VDC or optionally 115 VAC. All indicators and SSD access is on the front panel.  All connectors are on the rear.


Key Features:

  • Overlays Text.
  • Records to 32GB embedded DDR3 volatile memory only or removable high performance SSD.
  • SSD capacities of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB.
  • Inserts KLV metadata.
  • High precision frame-by-frame timestamping.
  • Graphic fixed and movable cross-hairs.
  • GPS and IRIG B12x time synchronized.
  • Built-in webserver.
  • GigE ethernet port.
  • GUI included adds KLV metadata features.
  • Data collection and formation of metadata essence enabled using the ITS DataConcentrator software.
  • Download uncompressed video clips over GigE to DownloadVideo.
  • Extract metadata.
  • Transcode video to MP4 or AVI.
  • Display KLV metadata formatted.
  • Export extracted metadata to a CSV file.


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