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openGear HDC-8223A (-S) HD Monitoring Down Converter and Distribution Amplifier


The HDC-8223A is a 2 in / 4 out reclocking 3G / HD / SD distribution amplifier combined with 4 software configurable analog composite or SDI digital outputs with 10-bit HD down conversion. The HDC-8223A includes 2 inputs, which can be manually selected, or set up in automatic failover configuration mode.

The HDC-8223A-S adds a video frame synchronizer with full frame delay control and incorporates audio sample-rate conversion for glitch-free audio when a frame is added or dropped.

The HDC-8223A incorporates full aspect ratio conversion on the output with reticule overlays for full aperture and safe area in both 16×9 and 4×3. Embedded audio, timecode and EIA-608 captions are preserved and passed to the outputs. The HDC-8223A supports all popular standard and high-definition video formats including 1080p/50, 1080p/59.94, 1080psF/.98, 1080pSF/23.98, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25,1080p/23.98, 1080i/29.97, 1080i/25, 720p/25, 720p/29.97, 720p/50, 720p/59.94, 486i/29.97, 576i/25.

With the -R2C rear module, the HDC-8223A supports audio de-embedding with 4 analog audio outputs.



  • Supports all popular formats:
    – 1080p: 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
    – 1080pSF: 23.98,
    – 1080i: 25, 29.97,
    – 720p: 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
    – 480i: 29.97
    – 576i: 25
  • 4 reclocked DA outputs
  • 4 software selectable SDI digital / analog composite outputs
  • Full HD to SD ARC functionality on output 16:9, 14:9, 4:3 center cut
  • SD to SD ARC functionality 16:9 / 4:3
  • Reticule overlay with safe area and cross-hair
  • Embedded audio, timecode and EIA-608 preserved from input to output
  • Integrated audio and video proc amp
  • Optional 4 channel analog audio de-embedding available
  • Frame Synchronizer (HDC-8223A-S)
  • Provides full vertical and horizontal offset and frame delay controls. (HDC-8223A-S)
  • Glitch-free handling of embedded audio when a frame is dropped or duplicated. (HDC-8223A-S)
  • 5-year transferable warranty
  • Power: 8 watts


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