The Roland VC-1-SH SDI to HDMI Video Converter allows SDI video to be monitored using relatively inexpensive HDMI-equipped displays, and can also serve and an audio embedder and de-embedder. The internal processing has been designed to faithfully preserve the incoming SDI signal and frame rate without introducing interlacing artifacts, signal errors, or reducing the dynamic range of the image. The SDI signal is re-clocked before processing to help ensure best performance.
The VC-1-SH features an SDI input that supports 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI. A hybrid balanced stereo analog and AES3 audio input allows additional audio sources to be embedded in the HDMI output. For local monitoring there is an HDMI out that can be used with standard, consumer-grade HDMI displays. In addition, the there is an SDI loop-out that also passes any newly embedded audio. A hybrid analog/AES audio output allows you to locally monitor any embedded audio in case audio output is not provided by the HDMI display–this includes audio embedded within the VC-1-SH.