Supported Reference Formats

The switcher supports a number of reference modes for both internal and external reference signals. References to 1080p 59.94Hz (A) and 1080p 50Hz (A) refer to 1080p Level A only.

Table 1. Supported Reference Formats
Input Reference Usable Format
480i 480i
480i 16:9
720p 59.94Hz
1080i 59.94Hz
1080pSF 29.97Hz
1080p 29.97Hz
1080p 59.94Hz (A)
576i 576i
576i 16:9
720p 50Hz
1080i 50Hz
1080pSF 25Hz
1080p 50Hz (A)
1080p 25Hz
720p 59.94Hz 720p 59.94Hz
1080p 59.94Hz (A)
720p 50Hz 720p 50Hz
1080p 50Hz (A)
1080i 59.94Hz 480i
480i 16:9
720p 59.94Hz
1080i 59.94Hz
1080pSF 29.97Hz
1080p 29.97Hz
1080p 59.94Hz (A)
1080i 50Hz 576i
576i 16:9
720p 50Hz
1080i 50Hz
1080pSF 25Hz
1080p 50Hz (A)
1080p 25Hz
1080pSF 23.98Hz 1080pSF 23.98Hz
1080pSF 29.97Hz 1080pSF 29.97Hz
1080pSF 25Hz 1080pSF 25Hz
Important: The switcher must be in a specific switcher mode to select a 3G video format (1080p 59.94Hz or 1080p 50Hz) or the 1080p 29.97Hz video format.

The switcher allows you to use any interlaced video format to operate the switcher in any format of the same frequency; however, the use of 480i or 576i (Composite Sync) reference signals for High Definition (720p, 1080i, or 1080p) video modes is not recommended.

The use of composite sync reference formats is recommended for Standard Definition video modes only, and provides stable outputs with jitter performance in compliance with SMPTE-259M specifications.