Ensemble Designs - BrightEye

Ensemble Designs - BrightEye


The BrightEye™ line of compact converters from Ensemble Designs takes advantage of the newest technology to bring you the best video and audio converters. With over 60 different BrightEyes to choose from, you’ll find the right unit for your video processing needs. The BrightEye line offers solutions for video routing, scan conversion, streaming, audio embedding, reference generation, video conversion, HDCP and more.

These self-contained converters interface to a full range of video formats: 3G, HD and SD SDI, analog component, analog composite, and Y/C (S-Video). Analog audio and AES digital audio converters and embedders round out the BrightEye family. HDMI and fiber optic I/O choices let you integrate any type of signal.


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BrightEye converters are the flexible and cost-effective answer to any conversion requirement. BrightEye’s easy configuration interface and signal status indicators make it simple to install and troubleshoot a system. Their compact size lets you put conversion right where it’s needed: at a camera, in a remote truck, or at a projector. The new family of BrightEye NXT Compact Routers provides clean quiet switching of video and audio sources and has both an exclusive front panel LCD that displays realtime full motion video of your router sources and an intuitive web interface that provides complete control from your iPhone, tablet or computer.

Powerful and Palm-sized                           351 - Brighteye

BrightEye may offer the world’s smallest Time Base Corrector/Frame Synchronizer, but the features, specifications, and performance are far from tiny. All analog I/O is performed at 12 bits of resolution. Composite decoding incorporates sophisticated comb filters, and all internal processing meets or exceeds SMPTE television broadcast specifications. BrightEye converters provide superb video quality where fine detail and subtle shading are faithfully reproduced.

You can install 3 to 6 BrightEye converters with the optional rack mount kit. 6 single high units or 3 double high units fit in just 1RU.

Fiber Optic Interfaces                       100 Brighteye

When distances take you beyond the reach of ordinary copper cable, look to BrightEye’s fiber optic interfaces. BrightEye’s handle both ends of a fiber optic link. Their optical interfaces operate at a range of popular wavelengths including 1310 nm and 1550 nm. BrightEye has been designed without internal fiber pigtails, so all optical converters support both multi and single mode fiber. BrightEye’s fiber interconnect carries the same digital bitstream that makes up the electrical SDI interface. Data is carried by pulses of light rather than pulses of electricity. This rugged transmission system can carry serial digital signals with no loss or degradation for twenty kilometers or more on single mode fiber.

Control That’s Easy-to-Use

Front Panel Convenience.                       569 Brighteye

BrightEye devices have clearly labeled front panel controls, which allow you to choose output formats and other settings, quickly and easily.

BrightEye Control Software

For more advanced controls, you can use the included BrightEye Control software. Adjusting video levels, setting output timing and mixing audio channels are easy with BrightEye Control. BrightEye Control can also be used to upgrade your BrightEye firmware—all firmware updates are free for the lifetime of the device. BrightEye Control is free to download (from ensembledesigns.com).

USB Control

Software control of the BrightEye product is accomplished through a USB connection. The USB port on the back of the BrightEye is connected to a USB port on either a Mac or Windows PC.The features may then be controlled through the BrightEye Control application. Upgrades to BrightEye units can also be accomplished through this port.

USB Over Ethernet

Many users have a need to control their BrightEye product via Ethernet. Having access to the product from a variety of locations within a facility or from outside the facility via VPN is a necessity. This can be accomplished by using a USB device server. The USB device server is a small box with an Ethernet connection on one endand USB ports on the other.

Download an Application Note on BrightEye Control Over Ethernet (from emsembledesigns.com).

BrightEye NXT Series Control

The BrightEye NXT series brings the next generation of control. BrightEye NXT devices provide extensive front panel control and configuration. With built-in networking, you don’t have to be at your BrightEye NXT to control it. Use the WebUI to control and configure from anywhere. In addition, they can be externally controlled through either TCP/IP or DB9 connector under automation control.

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BrightEye Models (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

TBC and Frame Sync
Scan Converters
HDMI Converters
High Definition
3 Gb/s High Definition Video
Multi-Image Processing
Analog to Digital Converters
Digital to Analog Converters
Audio Embedders, Disembedders, and Converters
Distribution Amplifiers
Fiber Optic
Sync Pulse/Test Signal Generators

Routers (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

TBC and Frame Sync (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Scan Converters (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

HDMI Converters (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

HDCP (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

High Definition (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

3G Video (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Multi Image Processing for NXT (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Analog to Digital Converters (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Digital to Analog Converters (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Audio Embedders, Disembedders, and Converters (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Distribution Amplifiers (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

DVB-ASI (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Fiber Optic (all links from ensembledesigns.com)

Sync Pulse/Test Signal Generators (all links from ensembledesigns.com)



Rack Mount

Install up to 6 BrightEyes with the optional rack mount kit. 6 single high units or 3 double high units (e.g. BrightEye 90 and NXT) fit in just 1RU.

Audio Adaptors

Use these adaptors to move from coaxial or HD-15 connector to twisted pair


Power up to 6 BrightEye converters from one supply, or provide redundant power for high priority tasks.

Power supply BEPS (p/n 23118900) 2.5A supply is for use with:

BrightEye models 1 – 94; BrightEye Mitto; Avenue 5830 Router Control Panel; Avenue Tabletop Control Panel; and Avenue GPI Control Panel

Power supply BEPS–NXT (p/n 23600106) 5A supply is for use with:

BrightEye NXT; Avenue 1RU Frame; and BEPS6 (Note regarding BEPS6: Powers up to 6 BrightEye models 1 – 94 and Mitto; not for use with BrightEye NXT)

BrightPak – Field Kit for BrightEyes

Take up to 6 BrightEyes on the road with the BrightPak ruggedized field case.



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