This BrightEye 1 is a comprehensive analog/SD SDI to SD SDI/optical converter for signal acquisition. With analog component, analog composite S-Video (Y/C) and SDI video inputs, it can take on any video source. The built-in time base corrector/frame synchronizer provides a rock steady output, even with marginal inputs. The reference input is used to genlock the converter output to house reference such as color black. Front panel controls select input source, format and adjust video gain. Video levels can be adjusted through BrightEye Mac or PC software. Simultaneous SD SDI (electrical) and optical outputs are provided, so you can deliver the signal just about anywhere. Both Color Bars and the SD SDI Checkfield (Pathological) test patterns are included to facilitate transmission path testing.