VSC 500

High Resolution Computer-to-Video Scan Converter
Key Features
  • Automatically recognizes and converts computer resolutions from 560x384 to 1920x1200 and frequencies to 100 kHz horizontal and 120 Hz vertical
  • Auto-Image™ setup
  • Vertical filtering
  • Sizing and centering controls
  • Image zoom control and presets
The Extron VSC 500
Model Version Description Part #
VSC 500 Scan Converter 60-476-01

The Extron VSC 500 High Resolution Computer-to-Video Scan Converter combines high performance processing, features, and value. It accepts computer-video signals at resolutions up to 1920x1200 and simultaneously outputs a scan-converted video signal as NTSC or PAL composite video, S-video, and component video or RGB video. The VSC 500 is ideal for everyday use in a wide range of applications including videoconferencing, video recording, and viewing of computer-video images on an NTSC or PAL monitor or other video display device.

The VSC 500 features Auto-Image™ setup for automatic adjustment of centering, sizing, and filter settings. Additional key features include zoom control up to 200%, a color bar generator, an LCD display for user-friendly menu navigation, memory presets, and a buffered loop-through for local monitor output.

The VSC 500 can be controlled via the front panel, RS-232 or RS-422 serial control, or the optional VSC Remote handheld IR remote control. It is housed in a rack-mountable 1U, half rack width enclosure and is equipped with an internal international power supply.


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VSC 500 Scan Converter
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB with 1 buffered loop-through
   Connectors (1) 15-pin HD for input, (1) 15-pin HD for loop-through
   Nominal level 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels 0 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset at unity gain
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency Autoscan 24 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency Autoscan 50 Hz to 120 Hz
   Resolution range Autoscan 560 x 384 to 1920 x 1200; 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p (RGB only)
   Maximum DC offset 2.0 V
Video processing
   Encoder 10 bit digital
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color
   Colors 16.8 million
   Horizontal filtering 1 fixed level
   Flicker filtering 4 levels (selectable)
   Encoder filtering 4 levels
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, or component video
1 S-video, 1 composite video
   Connectors 5 BNC female: RGBHV/RGBS/RGsB/component video
(1) 4-pin mini-DIN female: S-video
1 BNC female: composite video
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 0.7 Vp-p (RGB)
0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p (component video, G of RGsB)
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Input type Autodetect RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
   Standards NTSC 3.58, PAL
   Input level 1.5 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 600 ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Polarity Negative
Control/remote — scan converter
   Serial control port RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations
      RS-232 2 = Tx, 3 = Rx, 5 = GND
      RS-422 2  = Tx-, 3 = Rx-, 5 = GND, 7 = Rx+, 8 = Tx+
   IR controller module VSC Remote
   Program control Extron's control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 40 watts, internal
   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" rack shelf, part #60-190-01 (RSU 129) or 60-604-01 (RSB 129)
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 10.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 26.7 cm D)
(Depth excludes knobs.)
   Product weight 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
   Shipping weight 7 lbs (4 kg)
   Vibration ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance
      Safety CE, CUL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
      Environmental Complies with the appropriate requirements of WEEE.
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-476-01 5.0" (12.7 cm) 13.0" (33.0 cm) 19.25" (48.9 cm) 6.74 lbs (3.06 kg)


Application Diagram

Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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