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Imagine Communications HD-STAR

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Color Picture Monitor Color TFT touch screen LCD
320x240 pixels
2.1 x 2.8 in. (54 x 72 mm) display
Zoom and pulse cross mode
Horizontal and vertical offset
Test Signal Generator Test signals
Split bars 75% and 100%
Full bars 75% and 100%
10 Step
50% Grey
Window test signal
Frequency stability 50 ppm
EDH or CRC insertion
Embedded tone in one AES group
Audio frequency and amplitude adjustable
Serial digital video output*
1080i/50/59.94/60 Hz
1080p/23.98/24/25/29.97/30 Hz
720p/23.98/24/29.97/30/50/59.94 Hz
525/59.94, 625/50
Output jitter per SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C
Embedded Audio Tone Generator
Audio frequency fixed selections -400 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz
Audio frequency variable selections 10 Hz to 20 kHz in 10 Hz steps
Audio amplitude fixed selections -0, -12, -18, -20 dBFS
Audio amplitude variable selections -0 to -60 dBFS in 1 dB steps
Waveform Monitor
SD serial digital video input*
SMPTE 292M 1080i/50/59.94/60 Hz
1080p/23.98/24/25/29.97/30 Hz
720p/23.98/24/29.97/30/50/59.94 Hz
SMPTE 259M-C 525/59.94, 625/50
  RGB or Y, PB, PR levels
Color display
Digital line select
Persistence adjustable
Zoom and pan mode

*Note: The video input and video generator outputs will be the same selected format.

Vectorscope 75% and 100% display mode
Digital line-select
Persistence adjustable
SD Serial Digital Data Analyzer SAV position
SAV XYZ word
EAV position
EAV XYZ word
ANC check sum
Active field CRC
Full field CRC
EDH flags
Active picture EDH
Full field EDH
HD Serial Digital Data Analyzer Luma and chroma CRC
Embedded audio presence
Chroma ancillary data presence
Embedded Serial Audio Monitor AES/EBU 48 kHz audio data supported
Monitor and display any 1 pair from 4 groups
Stereo bar graph peak hold audio meters
Stereo bar graph average audio meters
16-bit DAC
Variable stereo headphone output
(from embedded audio sources)


RS-232 serial communications for firmware upgrade
Power Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack and AC power adapter/charger with North American power cord included, optional power cords available
Auto shutdown of unused functions
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Storage Temperature -22° to 185° F (-30° to 85° C)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.9 x 3.6 x 1.9 in. (150 x 92 x 47 mm)
Weight 386 g (13.6 oz) (with Li-Ion battery pack)


Handheld HD-SDI and SD-SDI Generator and Monitor


The Imagine Communications® HD-STAR® is a portable, battery-powered HD-SDI and SD-SDI video generator and monitor. Also possessing embedded audio generator and monitor capabilities, the HD-STAR provides a level of multiformat functionality and versatility that sets it apart from other handheld test and measurement products on the market.

■Multiple functionality
◦Color monitor
◦Waveform monitor
◦Test signal generator
◦Embedded audio monitor
◦Serial data analyzer
■Portable, handheld
◦Weighs under one pound with battery
■Integrated 320x240 color LCD Display
■Touch screen operation

With a powerful array of features and functions that include a video test signal generator, color monitor, waveform monitor, vectorscope, serial data analyzer and an audio analyzer/monitor, the lightweight HD-STAR is ideal for monitoring field production camera setup, equipment installation, or troubleshooting signal path issues related to high-definition and standard-definition digital formats.

This PDA-sized test monitor was designed to offer the convenience of portability without sacrificing function and performance. To enhance the user’s experience, the HD-STAR features an integrated 320x240 color LCD display, utilizing touchscreen technology to control and configure each operation. Maintaining power in the field won’t be a problem — the HD-STAR runs on a Li-Ion battery pack.

The HD-STAR includes one looping video input for monitoring HD-SDI and SD-SDI signals formatted in SMPTE 292 M or SMPTE 259 M-C with embedded audio. The test signal generator has two outputs selectable as HD-SDI or SD-SDI. The stereo headphone output may be used to monitor embedded audio from the SDI source.

Standard accessories include a sunshield, rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack, AC power adapter, serial communications cable, and a belt-style pouch.