MatchBox Generator

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Getting in Tune

Need to sync audio to video accurately and fast? What if you replaced mic tapping and clapper board with a known, verified and perfectly timed signal?

That’s what MatchBox Generator does.

A fully-fledged test pattern generation with advanced audio and video identing, MatchBox Generator fulfills all your test pattern generation and identing needs with video channel identification and intuitive text to speech synthesis. Boasting 16 channels of embedded or AES audio and support for SD, HD and UHD video (quad-link or 12G).

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Advanced signatures are added to the video and audio output to enable AV timing measurements when the Generator is paired with an Analyser. To learn more about what measurements the signatures allow checkout the MatchBox Analyser. The signatures are carefully crafted to be tolerant of almost all processing including up down cross conversion, frame rate conversion and compression.

Audio tones are easily configurable per channel. Just choose GLITS, BLITS, or continuous tones. Tones can also be conveniently generated as encoded Dolby. All tones are precisely generated at 24 bit resolution.

No need for the time consuming and inflexible pre-recorded sequences; our text to speech synthesis handles it all for you! You can insert phrases onto the audio outputs at regular intervals and create common prefixes with staggered leg ident to identify channels without the idents talking over each other. All of this is configurable via simple text entry through the web interface, and applied within seconds.

Once you have a MatchBox generator you will not need another TPG! Whether you want plain bars, sweeps, ramps, pathological, RP219 bars or even High Dynamic Range (HDR BT2111) our flexible TPG will do the job.... and if the pattern you are looking for is not there, we are happy to add patterns for our valued customers.

Designed for clear readability and contrast. Our text ident generation boasts tidy anti-aliased text with a neat outline for clear display against any background. A range of available fonts, sizes and colours get your line identification across.

Customise your source with a logo or other graphic. Logo insertion allows you to upload and place your graphic keyed into the source.

MatchBox has all your SDI needs covered from SD to 12G. A single card can output up to four uniquely idented test patterns at SD, HD or 3G, or a single channel of UHD (quadlink or 12G). With four Generators loaded into the xFrame that’s 16 outputs in a 1U form factor!

Lock the video output to Black&Burst or Tri-Level house references.

Simply type the IP address of your MatchBox Generator into a web browser and set it up! This clear and compact interface can be used on any PC, Mac and touch screen device.