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Matchbox Analyser

Measure alignment of audio and video, precisely, in seconds. The MatchBox Analyser rapidly provides measurement of lip synchronisation, audio coherence, audio levels, phase inversions and video timing.

AV Timing

AV Timing Matchbox Analyser
Audio Video timing is measured to a resolution of 0.1ms with a maximum range of +/- 2 seconds. The MatchBox video signal from the generator is tolerant of almost all processing which does not add movement to the centre area of the picture, including up down cross conversion, frame rate conversion and compression.

Coherence

Coherence Matchbox Analyser
Coherence is the measure of precise alignment of audio legs with respect to each other. This is especially important with surround sound, where unpleasant comb filtering effects can dramatically distort the frequency response of the system if mistimed audio legs are mixed together. Legs should be kept to within 0.1 audio samples to minimise this effect.
MatchBox measures coherence to a precision of 0.01 samples.

Transport Timing

Transport Timing Matchbox Analyser
It is now easy to check the relative timing of SDI video channels against each other and the video
reference. The Transport Timing measurement indicates the literal timing of the SDI transport vs another SDI or the reference. This is great to confirm video feeds are genlocked and with the 4K open allows you to instantly confirm that all four feeds of a quadlink program are in line.

Content Timing

Content Timing Matchbox Analyser
What if one of your feeds has perfect transport timing but is a frame delayed? No problem! The MatchBox Analyser also checks the content timing of all the inputs for you.

Levels

Levels Matchbox Analyser
Audio level is measured to +/-0.01dBFS, using a true peak algorithm, making sure that your levels are spot on.

Inversion

Inversion Matchbox Analyser
Has one of your audio legs been inverted through the processing chain? Would you know if it was? With the MatchBox system you will, a simple indication of leg inversion is displayed. 

Leg Identification/Channel ordering

Leg Identification Matchbox Analyser
Legs crossed? We can tell you that too! A simple display of the tones on each input channel gives immediate indication of what is on which channel... This does what your ears do when listening to BLITS tone but without the listening.

Web Interface

Web Interface Matchbox Generator
All reader values can be read from one page on the web-based control system in a clear and compact format. Status is updated on a second by second basis, so you do not have to wait.

On Screen Display

On screen display Matchbox Analyser
The Matchbox Reader passes through the input video and overlays all readings on a simple to understand graphic; again rapidly updating and easy to read. Clear bar graphs give an idea of magnitude of AV errors, with text readout of levels, coherence and source.
Video Video IO
MatchBox Chassis 4 Bi-directional x SDI
(2 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Matchbox frame 4 Bi-directional SDI + 4 Output SDI
(4 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Video Genlock
MatchBox Chassis HD-BNC Module Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
Matchbox frame HD-BNC Module Ref, BNC Frame Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
Video On Screen Display
MatchBox Chassis Yes
Matchbox frame Yes
Video Embedded
MatchBox Chassis 16 Channels (4 groups)
Matchbox frame 16 Channels (4 groups)
Video AES
MatchBox Chassis 8 Channels (Option)
Matchbox frame 8 Channels (Option)
Video Dolby Decode
MatchBox Chassis Yes (option)
Matchbox frame Yes (option)
Video AV Timing
MatchBox Chassis +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision
Matchbox frame +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision
Video Coherence
MatchBox Chassis 16 channels
Matchbox frame 16 channels
Video Transport Timing
MatchBox Chassis +/- 0.5 Frames in lines and pixels
Matchbox frame +/- 0.5 Frames in lines and pixels
Video Content Timing
MatchBox Chassis +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision
Matchbox frame +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision
Video 4K Transport Timing
MatchBox Chassis Option
Matchbox frame Option
Video 4K Content Timing
MatchBox Chassis Option
Matchbox frame Option
Video Levels
MatchBox Chassis True Peak (dBFS)
Matchbox frame True Peak (dBFS)
Video Inversion
MatchBox Chassis 16 channels
Matchbox frame 16 channels
Video Channel Order
MatchBox Chassis 16 channels
Matchbox frame 16 channels
Video Remote Control
MatchBox Chassis Web browser interface
Matchbox frame Web browser interface
Video Ethernet
MatchBox Chassis 1Gb RJ45 Module Connection
Matchbox frame 1Gb RJ45 Frame Connection
Video default IP address
MatchBox Chassis 192.168.1.58 to 192.168.1.59
Matchbox frame 192.168.1.101 to 192.168.1.104
Video Power
MatchBox Chassis 12V DC 60W Max
2 x XLR
Matchbox frame 12V DC 100W Max
2 x XLR
Video AC Power Supply
MatchBox Chassis Included
Matchbox frame Included
Video Size
MatchBox Chassis H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 155mm
Matchbox frame H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 227mm
Video MatchBox xFrame
Video IO 4 Bi-directional x SDI
(2 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
4 Bi-directional SDI + 4 Output SDI
(4 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Genlock HD-BNC Module Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
HD-BNC Module Ref, BNC Frame Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
On Screen Display Yes Yes
Audio Input MatchBox xFrame
Embedded 16 Channels (4 groups) 16 Channels (4 groups)
AES 8 Channels (Option) 8 Channels (Option)
Dolby Decode Yes (option) Yes (option)
Analysis MatchBox xFrame
AV Timing +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision
Coherence 16 channels 16 channels
Transport Timing +/- 0.5 Frames in lines and pixels +/- 0.5 Frames in lines and pixels
Content Timing +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision +/- 2 Seconds; 0.1ms precision
4K Transport Timing Option Option
4K Content Timing Option Option
Levels True Peak (dBFS) True Peak (dBFS)
Inversion 16 channels 16 channels
Channel Order 16 channels 16 channels
Control MatchBox xFrame
Remote Control Web browser interface Web browser interface
Ethernet 1Gb RJ45 Module Connection 1Gb RJ45 Frame Connection
default IP address 192.168.1.58 to 192.168.1.59 192.168.1.101 to 192.168.1.104
General MatchBox xFrame
Power 12V DC 60W Max
2 x XLR
12V DC 100W Max
2 x XLR
AC Power Supply Included Included
Size H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 155mm H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 227mm
Order Code Description
A3G MatchBox Analyser for 3G/SD/HD; Module & Rear only
Including: 1 x SFP (2T), 1 x SFP (2R) and license
A4K MatchBox Analyser for 3G/SD/HD & 4K; Module & Rear only
Including: 2 x SFP (2T), 2 x SFP (2R) and license
XF-A3G MatchBox Analyser Module & Rear for 3G/SD/HD in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 1 x SFP (2T), 1 x SFP (2R) and license
XF-AG-3G MatchBox Analyser & Generator Modules & Rears for 3G/SD/HD in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 1 x SFP (2R), 2 x SFP (2T) and license
XF-A4K MatchBox Analyser Module & Rear for 3G/SD/HD & 4K in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 2 x SFP (2T), 2 x SFP (2R) and license
XF-AG-4K MatchBox Analyser & Generator Modules & Rears for 3G/SD/HD & 4K in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 2 x SFP (2R), 4 x SFP (2T) and license
AUD Audio Module and Rear only, order audio options (below) seperately
DolE Dolby E Encoder (Requires Audio Module [Order 1 x AUD])
ANO Analogue output option (Requires Audio Module [Order 1 x AUD])
AESO AES Out option (Requires Audio Module [Order 1 x AUD])