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SDI Training, Serial Digital Interface Training

SDI Training covers Serial digital interface (SDI) digital video technology by SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers).

Learn how SDI is used for transmission of uncompressed, unencrypted digital video signals within television facilities, studios, service provider’s and government agencies.

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Topics Included:

  • SDI (Serial Digital Interface)
  • SMPTE standards interface data rates
  • SDI Image Formats
  • The UHD Serial Digital Interface (UHD-SDI)
  • Comprehensive analysis of the video, metadata and audio of the SDI data stream (SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI)
  • SDI Test Scenarios
  • SDI Analysis Scenarios
  • Physical Layer Analysis

SDI supports transport of video, audio, digital AES, analog converted to AES), metadata about the video content itself and other ancillary data defined by SMPTE standards incuding SDI standards to transport compressed video standards and 3D-TV.

UHD-SDI is the Next Generation Broadcast Television Production Interface enabling next generation broadcast television and D-Cinema applications for high definition television (HDTV), ultra-high definition television (UHDTV), high dynamic range (HDR), high frame rate (HFR) and wide color gamut  (WCG) services.

Overview of SDI Standards

SDI Standard Title Bitrates Example video formats
SMPTE 259M SD-SDI 270 Mbit/s, 360 Mbit/s, 143 Mbit/s, and 177 Mbit/s 480i, 576i
SMPTE 344M ED-SDI 540 Mbit/s 480p, 576p
SMPTE 292M HD-SDI 1.485 Gbit/s, and 1.485/1.001 Gbit/s 720p, 1080i
SMPTE 372M Dual Link HD-SDI 2.970 Gbit/s, and 2.970/1.001 Gbit/s 1080p
SMPTE 424M 3G-SDI 2.970 Gbit/s, and 2.970/1.001 Gbit/s 1080p
SMPTE ST-2081 6G UHD-SDI 6 Gbit/s 4Kp30
SMPTE ST-2082 12G UHD-SDI 12 Gbit/s 4Kp60


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