Doug’s Q-Tips – Next-Gen QMOD Scaling

Broadcast-quality modulators deliver great digital channels – but only if the video feed meets broadcast standards. Consumer modulator can accept less-than-perfect video, but the channel quality is far below broadcast standards. The new QMODs use totally new processing to deliver an integration-quality solution. Each modualtor/encoder feature a hardware HD scaler for…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – QMOD/QIP Web Pages and Menus

While the new QMOD and QIP encoders add a lot of new features and abilities, we’ve engineered the process to be a similar to previous QMOD setup as possible. It’s even easier as we’ve added a Quick Setup Menu to simplify the basics – channel number, RF level and assigning AV inputs. Bang – your system is up and running! Then you can move on the fine points as you need…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – Integrating Next-Gen QMODs

As we begin shipping the first of the next-gen QMODs, there will be a number of new features, plus a few more to be added with firmware updates later on. This article covers the basics, with links to more explanation on specific features and setup options. What’s New All next-gen QMODs now support 2-channel operation. There’s plenty of bandwidth in a QAM channel…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – How to Integrate Captioning

All new-gen QMODs have the ability to import captioning data for inclusion with each channel’s program.  SDI video has the ability to embed 708/608 digital captioning, while other inputs can provide captioning data on the unit’s composite video output. The QMOD-SDI 2 illustrates the two ways for integrating captioning. SDI is the only format that can provide…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – How Does MPEG Encoding Work?

We refer to our QMOD solutions as HD Modulators – IPTV Encoders. That covers a lot of ground and requires a bit of explaining. A QMOD is an Encoder, as it accepts a video source and encodes it into an MPEG-2 stream. From there, it can package the stream to be carried over RF coax by an HD RF channel, a process called modulation. In addition, it can package the same…

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