Internal RGB/YPbPr Down Converter with Genlock, PIP, Key, Mix (Model: C2-160)

Internal RGB/YPbPr Down Converter with Genlock, PIP, Key, Mix (Model: C2-160)

Internal RGB/YPbPr Down Converter with Genlock, PIP, Key, Mix (Model: C2-160)

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Key Features of the C2-160

  • Automatic incoming resolution detection
  • Computer Input/Outputs
  • Computer Resolutions to 2048x2048
  • HDTV Resolutions to 1080p
  • AutoSet® - Automatic picture sizing
  • Multiple Worldwide Television Standards
  • Composite and S-Video Inputs/Outputs
  • RS-232 Interface and Windows Control Panel
  • Variable Image Zoom to 10X and Shrink to 10%
  • Genlock with Subcarrier Phase Adjustment
  • Chromakey and Lumakey
  • Mix and PIP

C2-160 PCI/ISA Card Down Converter is based on TV One’s exclusive CORIO2™ technology and provides high quality scan conversion from Computer or HDTV signals to standard video formats in a compact package. It handles virtually any computer resolution up to 2048x2048 at any vertical refresh rate and all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p. In order to deal with PC signals, a wide variety of computer signal formats can be accommodated. Video outputs are switchable between NTSC and PAL and are simultaneously provided in Composite and S-Video. A PC loop-thru is also provided.

Our exclusive AutoSet® feature takes the hassle out of setup by automatically sizing and positioning the computer image to fit exactly on the video screen. All settings can be stored in non-volatile memory and are retained even when power is switched off. All the functions can be controlled via an optional Infrared Control Remote Unit or via an RS-232 connection. A Windows Control Panel is provided and most third party control systems interface directly with the entire C2 range of products. An On-Screen Display is available to assist in setup.

Variable Zoom to 10X allows you to enlarge any part of the computer screen to fill the entire video screen and position controls allow you to move around to any area desired. Variable Shrink to as little as 10% allows fitting the image onto most displays. The advanced Digital Flicker Elimination circuitry and high sampling rate insures crisp, clear images, while full bandwidth chroma sampling insures faithfully reproduced, high resolution colors. The C2-160 plugs into a vacant slot inside a PC and receives its power from a standard Hard Drive connector within the PC.

The C2-160 also features a wide variety of additional capabilities, such as Genlock, Chromakey and Lumakey. The Key Mode allows computer graphics to be keyed over an external Composite or S-Video signal. The keyed image may be faded in and out. Due to the 4:4:4 sampling format, precise keying at the pixel level can be achieved. The Mix Mode permits glitch-free mixing between the computer image and external video. The PIP Mode allows the computer input to be inset in a window over either of the video inputs.


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Computer Input (Note 1)
VGA Video 1x HD-15 Male Connector
Signal Type - Analog RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr
Sync TTL Level, 10KΩ, Pos or Neg
Termination Auto-terminating into 75Ω
R-G-B Level Range 0.5-2.0 Vp-p
Scan Rate Detection Automatic
PC Resolutions Any up to 2048x2048
HDTV Resolutions Any up to 1080p
Max Horiz Scan Rate 150KHz
Video Inputs (Note 1)
Composite Video 1x BNC Connector
YC (S-Video) 1x via 4-Pin Mini-DIN Connector
Standards Supported NTSC, PAL
Impedance 75Ω
CV/YC Decoder 8-bit Digital
Comb Filter Decoding Adaptive
CV, YC Adjustments Contrast, Bright, Saturation, Hue
Sub-carrier Lock Range +/-200Hz NTSC, +/-250Hz PAL
Sub-Carrier Phase +/- 180 degrees
Video Outputs (Note 1)
Composite Video 1x BNC Connector
YC (S-Video) 1x 4-PIN Mini-DIN Connector
Computer Loop-thru 1x HD-15 Female Connector
Television Standards NTSC, PAL
Impedance 75Ω
CV/YC Encoder 8/10 bit Digital
Operational Modes
Key Chromakey or Lumakey
Mix Mix PC To/From Video
PIP Variable Window Size & Pos.
Pix Size and Position Automatic via AutoSet or Manual
Image Size User-Definable Presets
Image Freeze One Video Frame
Settings Memory Non-Volatile
Zoom Range Variable to 10X Zoom
Shrink Range Variable to 10%
Image Mirroring Horizontal and/or Vertical
Horizontal Filtering Full Digital
Conversion Technology Proprietary – CORIO®2
Color Resolution 24-bit (16.8 Million Colors)
Sampling Rate 108MHz
Digital Sampling 24-bit, 4:4:4 format
Firmware Memory Flash, Upgradeable via RS-232
Video Adjustments R-G-B Levels
Control Methods
Local Via Included software
RS-232 Interface via D9 Female Connector
Infrared Remote Via Optional Remote Control
Regulatory Compliance
Size (W-D) 100mmx204mm (4”x8”)
Weight (Net) 0.14 kg (0.31 lbs)
Operating Temperature 0° to +50° C (+32° to +122° F)
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, Non-condensing
Storage Temperature -10° to +70° C (+14° to +158° F)
Storage Humidity 10% to 85%, Non-condensing
Power Requirement
12 VDC @ 800ma Via PC Hard Drive Connector
Accessories Included
1x Breakout Cable HD-44 to Various Connectors
1x Operations Manual Provided on CD
1x Control Software Microsoft Windows Based
Product Item Numbers
C2-160 PCI/ISA Down Converter
Optional Accessories
IRC-5 Infrared Remote Control
(1) All Video and PC connections are via a breakout cable.