Grundig has added a four channel, analogue to single channel HD-SDI converter to its comprehensive HD-SDI product range. The CVBS composite video converter, GTH-C0041C, streams four analogue D1 video channels into one, Full HD, 1920 x 1080p HD-SDI video channel. The four analogue video channels can be displayed in quad format, within a single camera view of the HD-SDI DVR, or each analogue channel can be displayed individually.
Andreas Kronwald, product manager at Grundig, explains, “The four channel, analogue to HD-SDI converter makes upgrading existing analogue systems to HD-SDI quick, simple and cost effective. It allows installers to consider re-using existing analogue cameras and coaxial cabling within a new CCTV system, perhaps in less critical positions on-site, reducing costs. Later, if budgets permit, the analogue cameras can be upgraded.
“Each analogue channel is recorded as one quarter of the Full HD, HD-SDI channel. The resulting video is of similar resolution to D1, the highest available for analogue video.”
Grundig’s full HD-SDI range includes a box camera; outdoor bullet; fixed dome and vandal-resistant fixed dome, with IR LED options and true day/night functionality; an 18x, external, PTZ dome; and 4, 8 and 16 channel DVRs.