TSC 100 Retired

Transcoder and Standards Converter
Key Features
  • Video standards converter from PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL
  • Encodes S-video to composite video
  • Decodes composite video to S-video
  • Factory aspect ratio presets for PAL and NTSC centering
  • RS-232 control port
  • Rack-mountable 1U, quarter rack width metal enclosure
The Extron TSC 100
Model Version Description Part #
TSC 100 Transcoder/Standards Converter 60-451-01 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron TSC 100 Transcoder and Standards Converter accepts NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, or SECAM composite video or S-video signals, and converts them to NTSC 3.58 or PAL composite video or S-video. The incoming video standard is auto-detected, and NTSC or PAL output is selected using the front panel buttons. A high quality, four-line adaptive comb filter performs the Y/C separation, virtually eliminating chroma noise.

Input selection, standard selection, and picture controls are accessible on the front panel of the TSC 100. The autoswitching feature allows any input to be selected automatically when a video sync signal is detected, making the TSC 100 ideal for automatic routing and unattended operation. Autoswitching can be activated or de-activated via RS-232. In addition, RS-232 allows the user to select full screen black or color bars as the output when no input is present after being selected. It also enables users to select three factory sizing options for scaling between NTSC and PAL video signals.


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TSC 100
   Gain Unity
   Bandwidth 10 MHz (-3 dB)
   Differential phase error 0.3° at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Differential gain error 0.36% at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Crosstalk -60 dB @ 3.58 MHz
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 NTSC/PAL S-video
1 NTSC/PAL composite video
   Connectors 1 female 4-pin mini DIN
1 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum level(s) 
      S-video Luma: 2 Vp-p
Chroma: 0.6 Vp-p
      Composite video 2 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-13 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 1.5 V
Video processing
   Encoder 10 bit digital
   Decoder 9 bit digital
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 S-video and composite video (one buffered loop-through in the same format as the input, one converted output in the other format)
   Connectors 1 female 4-pin mini DIN
1 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0 V to 2.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV maximum
      Sync input NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
      Sync output NTSC 3.58, PAL
Control/remote — transcoder/converter
   Serial control port RS-232, 9-pin female D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
   Program control Extron's control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   External power supply 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, external; to 9 VDC, 1 A, regulated
   Power input requirements 9 VDC, 0.70 A
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, no vents
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U, 9.5" deep rack shelf (RSU 129, #60-190-01; RSB 129, 60-604-01)
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 4.4" W x 6.5" D (1U high, quarter rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 11.1 cm W x 16.5 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.)
   Product weight 0.8 lbs (0.4 kg)
   Shipping weight 3 lbs (2 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, CUL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Application Diagram

Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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