Features Go to top

RT-AV100/101 is a device for real-time capturing and streaming of audio and video signals up to 1080p30 (1080i60) over 1Gbps LAN. Device is intended for head end monitoring as well as for STB/DVD/Blu-ray testing. RT-AV100 (NAViC – Network Attached Video Capture) and RT-AV101 (Dual NAViC) are basically the same devices, with the only difference being that RT-AV100 is a single channel and RT-AV101 is a dual channel device with doubled outputs compared to RT-AV100. RT-AV100/101 features the latest HDMI and analog technology for the highest quality capture and playback on Windows computers. Now you can capture uncompressed quality directly from AVCHD and HDV cameras, digital STB and DTV’s.

True HDMI digital connections

RT-AV100/101 features two HDMI inputs for connecting cameras and digital set-top boxes or DTV’s for the highest uncompressed capture quality. Get the highest capture quality possible from HD STB’s or AVCHD and HDV cameras by capturing raw uncompressed data in native resolution.

Analog connections

RT-AV100/101 includes analog video and audio connections for capture from analog equipment (and playback). Capture from VHS or DVD players via the composite input, or use analog YCrCb for capture of high quality component video in SD or HD. Featuring analog audio, RT-AV100/101 can be connected to VHS and S-Video decks, DVD players, set top boxes, cameras and many more.

Professional video standards

RT-AV100/101 instantly switches between HD and SD, analog and digital audio/video standards and has extra formats including HDTV 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/60, 1080p/23.98, 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/30, 720p/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/60, NTSC and PAL. RT-AV100/101 allows capture in file formats which are fully compatible with BBT RT-EXECUTOR testing products.

Other RT-AV100/101 Features

  • Real time capture and lossless compression of SD, ED and HD video content of up to 1080p60 from digital and analog A/V sources (HDMI, SDI, YPbPr, S-video and composite)
  • Automatic video signal and standard detection
  • Captures and stores images or video sequences to internal memory for on-device image processing
  • Live preview through LAN interface
  • Transfers grabbed images/video to PC for future analysis
  • Captured content can be sent to more than one client – multicast
  • Allows easy image capture or video streaming of multiple A/V signals into single computing server which can be spatially dislocated from video source
  • Capture of digital or analog audio for 48 kHz with 24- bit resolution
  • Sampling of analog video, audio and control signals of up to 32MBPS for measurement of amplitude and temporal characteristics of signal
  • Support and compliance with consumer and professional A/V standards
  • DSP based platform which is capable to execute desired processing or analysis algorithm on captured audio and video content
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity allows (with on-the-fly compression) up to 1080i60 video streaming
  • Utilization of existing network infrastructure
  • Configuration and firmware update through LAN interface
  • Easy installation procedure
  • RT-AV101 – 1U 19-inch rack-mount device
  • Voltage and frequency measurement on Audio/Video inputs (CVBS, RGB, Line In, LNB etc.)
  • Embedded remote controller emulator
  • Predefined API for device control from third party application
  • Microsoft Windows XP/7 and Linux operating system supported

 

RT-AV100/101 Use Cases Go to top

  • Ideal for verification of STB/DVD devices in the phase of development
  • Monitoring of broadcast systems over LAN network
  • Blu-ray testing
  • Multiple devices testing using round robin or parallel method
  • Versatile self-contained Audio/Video capture device
  • Usage in automatic systems for multimedia devices test and verification processes (functional, stress)
  • Usage in automatic video quality assessments systems
RT-AV100 Use cases
RT-AV100 Use cases

 

Connectors Go to top

Easy connectivity:

  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Captured content can be sent to more than one client – multicast
  • Configuration and firmware update through LAN interface
  • Easy installation procedure

RT-AV100/101 device contains wide variety of analog and digital, SD and HD video connectors, coupled with analog and digital audio connectors for maximal connectivity. Besides connectors, there are two LEDs indicating network connection (LINK) and presence of a signal on selected video/audio interface (STATUS). RT-AV100 has the following connectors (RT-AV101 has the same, doubled):

av100_multi_av_in
RT-AV100/101 connection via “break-out” cables
connectors_pack_HDMI 2 x HDMI input Type A:Two type A receptacle HDMI connectors are provided for two HDMI inputs. Use HDMI wherever possible for the best quality 10-bit uncompressed video input, capture and output. If peripheral equipment has a variety of outputs, look to see if it has either HDMI output or SDI output, and use it where possible. Most today’s equipment that offers HD material provides HDMI (Blu-ray players, HD cameras, DTV’s, etc.). HDMI supports both standard and high definition video. Simply connect standard HDMI cable to RT-AV100/101’s HDMI connectors.
connectors_pack_Composite video 2 x Composite (CVBS):BNC connectors support composite NTSC or PAL input and output. Connect an NTSC or PAL composite video cable from a VTR, Camera, or other source to the Composite In BNC. Composite video signals are A/D (input) and D/A (output) converted (10-bit). RT-AV100/101’s high quality analog RCA type connector can be used for NTSC/PAL capture of composite video. Composite supports standard definition video. Simply connect an RCA cable to RT-AV100/101’s yellow composite RCA connector.
connectors_pack_Analog audio input 3.5mm 2 x Analog stereo audio input on 3.5mm TRS jack:RT-AV100/101 includes dedicated connectors for analog audio capture using 3.5 TRS jack connectors. Use this input when connecting RTAV100/101 to DVD players, TV’s, etc. Simply connect standard stereo audio cables to RT-AV100/101’s audio connectors.
connectors_pack_S-PDIF coaxial 2 x S/PDIF coaxial (RCA):Coaxial RCA connector provides access to digital audio. A common use for the S/PDIF interface is to carry compressed digital audio as defined by the standard IEC 61937. This mode is used to connect output of a device such as DVD player to a home-theater receiver that supports Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound. Another common use is to carry uncompressed digital audio from a device such as CD player to a receiver. Simply connect standard digital audio cables to RT-AV100/101’s RCA audio connector.
connectors_pack_S-PDIF optical 2 x S/PDIF optical (TOSLINK):TOSLINK connector provides access to digital audio. A common use for the S/PDIF interface is to carry compressed digital audio as defined by the standard IEC 61937. This mode is used to connect output of a device such as DVD player to a home-theater receiver that supports Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound. Another common use is to carry uncompressed digital audio from a device such as CD player to a receiver. Simply connect standard digital audio cables to RT-AV100/101’s TOSLINK audio connector.
connectors_pack_A-V Multi in Multi A/V input (SCART, Component, S-video):RT-AV100/101 includes Multi AV (Mini Delta Ribbon) for connection with different standard video and audio outputs (SCART, YPbPr, RGB, S-Video, etc.). Besides the capturing of video and audio content, over these specially designed cables (break out cables) we are able to measure some electric values (voltages on SCART pin 8 and 16, etc.). Simply connect break out cables to the RT-AV100/101’s Multi AV connector.
connectors_pack_LNB in-out F type LNB in/out: F-type connector:RT-AV100/101 antenna F connectors connect to RF input/output of a STB. That connection enables measurement of some electric values (LNB voltages, loop through voltage, etc.). Simply connect RF input/output of a STB to the RT-AV100/101 antenna F connectors.
connectors_pack_Ethernet Ethernet connector:Standard RJ-45 LAN connector is used for connecting RT-AV100/101 to a local network. Ethernet connection is used for either streaming of live video from a capture device in reduced resolution, transferring snapshot frames in original resolution or streaming of audio data captured from any of the audio sources. Besides capturing purposes, Ethernet connection is used for a firmware update of the device, and network configuration (like static IP addresses or usage of the DHCP). Simply connect network cable to RTAV100/101 dedicated Ethernet connector placed on the back panel.
connectors_pack_Analog audio input 2.5mm 2.5mm stereo jack for remote controller (IR dongle):2.5mm stereo connector is used for connecting IR dongle remote controller emulator. It is a control device used only for transmission of infrared remote commands. Simply connect 2.5mm stereo connector of IR dongle remote controller to RTAV100/101 dedicated input placed on the back panel.

 

Interfaces Go to top

  • Capture of SD, ED and HD video content up to 1080p60
  • Variety of digital or analog A/V sources (SDI, HDMI, YPbPr, S-video, Composite, S/PDIF-COAX and S/PDIF-OPT)
  • On-the-fly real time lossless compression up to 1080i60 video streaming
  • Capture of digital or analog audio
  • Measurement of electrical values:
    • LNB Voltage
    • Analog Video signal level
    • Analog Audio signal level
    • SCART interface (pin8/pin16)
  • Measurement of LNB frequency
  • Support for transmission of infrared remote commands by using IR dongle remote controller emulator
  • Support and compliance with consumer and professional audio and video standards
  • Allows easy image capture or video streaming of multiple A/V signals into single computing server
  • Automatic video signal and standard detection

 

Technical specifications Go to top

Interfaces

Digital Video Input HDMI, SDI*
Analog Video Input Composite, Component, S-Video, SCART
Supported HD Format 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50 and 1080p60
Supported SDI Format

HD and SD SDI Receiver, with complete SMPTE Video and Audio Processing, as per SMPTE 425M, 292M and SMPTE 259M-C

Supported SD formats 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
HDMI Compliance HDMI 1.3
Multiple Rate Support

SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI

Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precission 10 bit
Color Space 4:2:2 YUV
HDMI Audio Input
  • S/PDIF PCM, Dolby Digital and DTS
  • IEC60958 or IEC61937 compatible
Analog Audio Input
  • ADC – stereo system input and output (Stereo Audio, 24-bit, 96kHz, Multi-bit Sigma Delta ADC and Stereo 24-Bit, 192kHz, Multibit Sigma Delta DAC),
  • Multi channel I2S standard 4 signals interface (in and out)
  • S/PDIF
LAN 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Extras

Operation mode PC controlled
System monitoring PC application
Power supply integrated in platform cover with passive cooling 120-240V 10W
OS Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows 7
Dimensions (LxWxH) 267x220x47 mm (single RT-AV100 unit)

Processing*

Video processing Lossless video compression (1:3) Real time video scaling for live video preview

*optional

Compressed and uncompressed video data rates

Data rates for uncompressed and compressed video data. For compression HuffYUV lossless compression is applied. Note that for high definition video data, 1Gbps network utilization is required.

Uncompressed 8 bit Video

Standard definition 4:2:2
Frame size  MB per second  MB per minute  GB per hour
720 x 480 / 29 fps (NTSC)  20.33  1213.79  71.12
720 x 576 / 25 fps (PAL)  20.25  1215.00  71.19
High definition 4:2:2
1280 x 720p / 50 fps  90  5400.00  316.41
1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps  107.89  6473.52  379.31
1920 x 1080 / 50 i  101.25  6075.00  355.96
1920 x 1080 / 59.94i  121.38  7282.71  426.72

Compressed 8 bit Video (HuffYUV loseless compression)

Standard definition 4:2:2
Frame size MB per second MB per minute GB per hour
720 x 480 / 29 fps (NTSC)  8.09  485.51  28.45
720 x 576 / 25 fps (PAL)  8.10  486.00  28.48
High definition 4:2:2
1280 x 720p / 50 fps  36.00  2160.00  126.56
1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps  43.16  2589.41  151.72
1920 x 1080 / 50 i  40.50  2430.00  142.38
1920 x 1080 / 59.94i  48.58  2913.08  170.69

Package content:

  • RT-AV100/101 device
  • Executor) or device driver (single DLL with API interface for using device in customer application)
  • CD with utilities and documentation
  • Cables (HDMI, component, CVBS, LAN, power)

Software:

  • Device driver (single DLL with API interface), binary
  • Demo software (usage of DLL), source code MSVS2005
  • Standalone PC application* for controlling RTAV100/101 device with included device driver
  • BBT Test Application* with included device driver

 

Documentation and manuals Go to top

Testing solution (RT-Executor):

  • Controlling device operation mode (generator, grabber or dual mode)
  • Transfer of grabbed images/video to PC
  • Test scenario execution – automatic (compares currently grabbed output with reference picture and sound, and decides upon given criteria whether the test has passed)

PC utility (Reference Creator):

  • Controls grabber device
  • Transfers grabbed images/video and recorded audio files to PC
  • Test scenario execution – automatic (compares currently grabbed output with reference picture and sound, and decides upon given criteria whether the test has passed)

RT-AV100/101 Control Application (ConfigRTAV100)

  • Connection with device by static IP address
  • Selection of parameters for grabbing (interface, resolution, signal type)
  • Sending of appropriate message to device
  • Activation of grabber function
  • Saving captured snapshots and audio files
  • Live preview functionality
  • Configuring and firmware update

Connecting and Configuring the RT-AV100 grabber device to PC is described in details in section Hardware set-up.