what is a PAL Blackburst Generator?? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 18th, 2004, 06:24 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Posts: 82
what is a PAL Blackburst Generator??

Someone suggested me to buy this PAL Blackburst Generator, but what is it and what does it do?? Does anybody out there have any clue??

Cheers...
Hamad Abdulla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2004, 03:40 PM   #2
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
It generates sync and a black signal to use throughout a broadcast or post facility. Black burst contains sync and that's how it got it's name. Sync is used to time all the VTR's, cameras, SEG, Chryons, NLE's etc. in a facility. It's not as common in the digital era as it was in analog. Broadcast facilities still need and use sync.
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2004, 03:40 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Hamad,
A Blackburst Generator will generate a composite video signal with the picture area set to black level. They are used for synchronization when you are using multiple sources and also as a source of a black picture signal.
What sort of set up are you running - why do you think someone has suggested that you need one?

Robin
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2004, 04:40 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Posts: 82
Well I was going to purchase the Avid Media Composer Adrenaline Editing Suite and someone had suggested that I should get this machine with the editing suite...

I never heard of it before since my background is in film but most of the work I'm doing now is for broacasting... So I was not too sure what was this machine for nor do I know whether I should go ahead and purchase it or not!!?? And in what way will I use it with the Avid Editing Machine??

Thanks a lot for your time and info :-)
Hamad Abdulla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2004, 10:03 PM   #5
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
Does the Avid even input an external sync? I don't remember my old Avid Media Composer accepting external sync. Of course that doesn't mean that newer models wouldn't be different. Any Avid users know for sure?
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 21st, 2004, 03:32 PM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bjelovar, Croatia
Posts: 153
Folks at one tv station in my town are using old Sony M3 camera as blackburst generator for their Beta SP recorders and video mix. It works fine for them and is very cheap, since you can find such old cameras for symbolic price.
__________________
XM2
Sony DXC637P BetaSP
Darko Flajpan is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network