Up And Down Converter Setup

chip updown2On supported hardware, Drastic software provides control of any up or down video conversion.  This can be set up in real time from the QuickClipXO, MediaNXS, VTRIF, DTReplay or dTouch interfaces.  The parameters and advanced settings in the configurations are provided below.

This mostly applies to Titan Series, (legacy) DTV-DECK, (legacy) VVW Series DDRs, (legacy) QuickClip Pro and MediaNXS software installs. Currently, the only setup for accessing the hardware down and up converters on AJA and Bluefish444 series video boards is via the registry. When the SDI 2 exists, but is not used (for 4:2:2:4 or dual-link), it will also output the monitor signal in the same video standard as the analog output. Please note, most hardware only supports basic conversions between formats of similar frame rates. This means that:

1080p25 <> 1080i50 <> 720p50 <> PAL = OK
1080p30 <> 1080i60 <> 720p60 <> NTSC = OK
1080p29 <> 1080i59 <> 720p59 <> NTSC = OK
1080psf24 = HD ONLY
1080psf23 = HD ONLY
No translation available between NTSC and PAL frame rates

NOTE:  The version 3 software uses the registry area HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Drastic Technologies\ for these settings.

All these values are stored in the key
VVW\Advanced\AvHAL\

Converter Modes Of Operation

\VVW\Advanced\AvHAL\AnalogMonitorMethod

0 Direct monitor in same format – The analog monitor will be in the same format as the primary SDI output. HD will be monitored in HD and SD will be monitored in SD
1 Always SD – All formats will be converted to NTSC or PAL, depending on their frame rate
2 Always HD, favor 720p – Any HD formats will be displayed in their normal HD resolution, but all SD formats will be up converted to 720p
3 Always HD, favor 1080i – Any HD formats will be displayed in their normal HD resolution, but all SD formats will be up converted to 1080i
-1(4,294,967,295/0xFFFFFFFF) Ignore converter, do not route

Up Convert Mode

\VVW\Advanced\AvHAL\AnalogMonitorUpMode

0 Anamorphic
1 Pillarbox 4x3
2 Zoom 14x9
4 Zoom Letterbox
5 Zoom Wide

Down Convert Mode

\VVW\Advanced\AvHAL\AnalogMonitorDownMode

0 Letterbox
1 Crop
2 Anamorphic

HD Analog Output Type

\VVW\Advanced\AvHAL\AnalogMonitorHDType

64 (Hex 0x40) Component SMPTE Y R-Y B-Y
128 (Hex 0x80) RGB
524,288 (Hex 80000) XVid RGB for HD on VGA displays

SD (PAL/NTSC) Analog Output Type

\VVW\Advanced\AvHAL\AnalogMonitorSDType

1 (Hex 1) Composite
64 (Hex 0x40) Component SMPTE Y R-Y B-Y
128 (Hex 0x80) RGB