The GPS7 GPS Synchronisation and Time Code Module includes an integrated GPS receiver which can serve as the system timing reference. Synchronisation to the GPS timing signals ensures long-term stability, and video frame alignment between independent systems.
Three black outputs are available and are selectable for HDTV tri-level or NTSC or PAL. The GPS7 module will maintain system timing during periods of GPS signal loss, similar to the behavior of the Stay GenLock algorithm of the AGL7 module.
Time code is available as VITC on black outputs, and from four independent LTC outputs. Time code can be selectable to the time-of-day (with user-selectable offsets), or to a 'program time' counter for elapsed-time time code.
For applications such as outside broadcast trucks, the GPS7 also includes a genlock input with VITC reader. This enables user-selectable configuration of the TG700 as the master reference, or as a slave to another master, depending on the dynamic requirements of each production.