FLEXCARD Dual Channel Frame Sync + Audio and Image Processing

Datasheet Reference Manual


The P VD 5840 FLEXCARD offers a host of advanced functions in a single compact module. It functions primary as a frame synchronizer plus image and audio processor, however it can be custom configured to address a multitude of applications.

The basic module is a single channel multi-format frame synchronizer, providing four output channels each with its own video processor and audio embedder. Internal image processing resources include two ARC channels, a high quality up/down/cross converter, two noise reduction channels and two RBG color correction channels, all of which can be user-mapped using the internal signal router.

The audio processing capabilities are extensive. The module de-embeds all audio as well as providing support for eight external AES inputs or outputs. Multiple internal crossbars allow for extensive audio shuffling. The module also includes content aware audio processing, Dolby E synchronization, full audio processing as well as multiple adjustable user delays.

Options include a second input with a second frame synchronizer plus a second up/down/cross converter. There is also an option to support level B (DL) formats and also cross conversion between Level A and Level B. All options are pre-installed and activated through license codes.

The P VD 5840 FLEXCARD is driven using the LYNX APPolo control system, which provides an intuitive graphical visualization for the status, control, monitoring and configuration of the module.


  • Compact dual channel frame synchronizer
  • Support for SDI video formats up to 3Gbit
  • Optional fiber I/O, basic fiber or CWDM with 18 wavelength selections
  • Bi-level or tri-level reference input, auto detect, cross lock compatible
  • Robust “flywheel” frame synchronizer functionality
  • Seamless switching between input sources (with second input option)
  • Integrated Image processing includes:
    • 2 channel aspect ratio converter
    • 2 channel noise reduction
    • 2 channel RGB gain and lift color correction
  • Firmware plug in options:
    • OC-5840-SCND - Second Input Option
    • OC-5840-UPXD2 - UP/DOWN/CROSS conversion channel 2
    • OC-5840-3G-LEVELB-DL - Level B (DL) support and A<>B conversions
  • 4 independent SDI outputs, user mapped to any internal resource
  • Each output (4) has independent 10 bit digital video processing providing:
    • Adjustable gain, saturation, black level and hue
    • Adjustable aperture correction
    • Color space conversion ( 601 > 709 or 709 > 601 )
    • Integral test pattern generator with multiple patterns
    • Adjustable output timing delay (12 frames)
  • Automatically detect audio content PCM / Dolby E / compressed bitstream
  • De-embed complete audio payload from each SDI input (16 channels)
  • 8 x external AES inputs and / or outputs (transformer coupled)
  • 24 x 24 AES audio input crossbar
  • Individually selectable sample rate converters (on/off) for de-embedded audio and external audio inputs
  • Selectable audio pathways through synchronizer
    • 20 x AES - Internal
    • 4 x AES - Through 4 x Dolby E synchronizers
    • 8 x AES bypass channel synchronized to SDI input 1
    • 8 x AES bypass channels synchronized to SDI input 2
  • 48 channel audio processing with adjustable gain / phase / mute / sum
  • 48 channel overload and silence detection
  • Audio is delayed to track video synchronizer automatically
  • User adjustable audio delays in multiple zones
  • Dolby E synchronizers automatically maintain guard band timing
  • No “pops and clicks” in audio even when frames are dropped / added
  • 4 Independent output embedders (16 channel) for each output
  • 4 independent 48 x 16 mono output crossbars
  • 80 x 16 mono crossbar for external AES outputs
  • Store 7 module user presets, and switch between four with GPI
  • Two external GPI inputs, user configurable:
    • Seamless switch between inputs (with second input option)
    • Freeze input 1 (or 2 with second input option)
  • AFD / WSS / VI / Closed Caption and Timecode metadata transcoding
  • Powerful and intuitive user interface using APPolo control system
  • SNMP error reporting if used with OH_RCT5023_SERVER option
  • Hot swappable

Ordering Information

PVD 5840 UO Dual Frame Sync + Audio and Image Processor (unbalanced AES)
OC_5840_SCND Second Input Option
OC_5840_UPXD2 Up/Down/Cross Converter #2
OC_5840_3G_LevelB_DL Level B (DL) support and A<>B conversions
OH-RX-1 LC/SC/ST Fiber Optic Basic Receiver Option 10km
OH-TT-1-Y-LC Dual Fiber Optic Basic Transmitter Option 10km
OH-TT-4-XXXX-XXXX-LC Dual Fiber Optic CWDM Transmitter Option 40km (XXXX-XXXX = Wavelength 1270/1290nm to 1590/1610nm)
OH-TT-8-XXXX-XXXX-LC Dual Fiber Optic CWDM Transmitter Option 80km (XXXX-XXXX=Wavelength 1270/1290 nm -1590/1610 nm)
OH-TX-4-XXXX-LC 3Gbit SDI Optical Transmitter - CWDM (XXXX=Wavelength 1270nm to 1610nm)
OH-TX-8-XXXX-LC Fiber Optic CWDM Transmitter Option 80km (XXXX=Wavelength 1270nm to 1610nm)
OH-RR-1-LC Dual Channel 3Gbit SDI Optical Receiver
RFR 5014 2RU Rack Frame + Power Supply (no fans)
RFR 5018 2RU Rack Frame plus Primary Power Supply