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Part # KS910

MFR Part # KS-910

A compact, standalone 3G/HD/SD SDI video to HDMI converter that enables the use of low-cost LCD displays for video and loudness/dialnorm monitoring. More
MSRP: $1995

Kaleido-Solo is a compact, standalone 3G/HD/SD SDI video to HDMI converter that enables the use of low-cost LCD displays for video and loudness/dialnorm monitoring. Ideal for many professional monitoring applications, including production, mobile truck, post-production and broadcast, Kaleido-Solo eliminates the cost and complexity of a traditional loudness monitoring device.

Broadcast Application: Loudness Monitoring in Master Control

Kaleido-Solo can be used to monitor the video and loudness level at the output of a master control switcher.

Broadcast Application: Incoming/Outgoing Feed Monitoring

Monitoring incoming feeds, or feeds going to air, including AFD, loudness and dialnorm metadata.

Production Application: On-Set Monitoring

Kaleido-Solo is used to feed a low-cost display with HDMI input for full 3G/HD monitoring, with all essential on-screen-display information.

Post-Production Application: Editing Suite Monitoring

Kaleido-Solo is used for client monitoring in the editing suite, and for video confidence monitoring during dubs in the machine room. This solution supports 3G, HD and SD, and thereby removes the need for a set-up change when switching back and forth between HD and SD sessions.

Key Features

  • 3G/HD/SD to HDMI converter for video and audio monitoring
  • Offers high quality and rich monitoring using a low-cost LCD panel
  • Dual program loudness and dialnorm monitoring over time (KS-910 only)
    • Enhanced loudness measurements
    • EBU R128
    • ATSC A/85 ITU BS.1770-1
    • ATSC A/85 ITU BS.1770-2
    • ATSC A/85 ITU BS.1770-3
    • ARIB TR-B32
    • Full-screen layout
    • Loudness configurable alarm threshold
    • Offline capture automation (EOM/SOM)
    • Optional logging capabilities via iControl or iControl Solo
    • Measure from internal down mix processing
  • Automatic input format detection
  • Supports 525i, 625i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p video resolutions
  • Multiple frame rate support including 23.98p/PsF, 24p/PsF, 25p/PsF, 50i, 50p, 59.94i and 59.94p
  • Built-in scaler/deinterlacer
  • Optical SFP fiber input/output options
  • S/PDIF digital audio terminal that can output either:
    • A 5.1 downmix
    • Any PCM stereo pair
    • An incoming Dolby Digital stream
  • Analog audio terminal that can output either:
    • A 5.1 downmix
    • Any PCM stereo pair
  • Selectable burn-in and metadata overlay
    • History graph of audio loudness levels and dialnorm
    • ALM (audio level, phase and peak meters)
      • - Can display from Dolby-E (KS-910 only)
      • - Can display from internal down mix (KS-910 only)
    • Timecode
      • - Customizable names
    • Aspect ratio markers
    • Dynamic UMD (under monitor display) and tallies
    • Subtitling (608, Legacy 608, 708, Teletext, OP-47)
    • V-Chip/CAD
  • Menu navigation through web browser
  • Monitor power saving mode
  • Configurable presets
  • Configurable general purpose input/output (GPIO)
  • Automatic aspect ratio support
  • Video scaling and positioning options
  • HDMI 5.1 audio support
  • Easy configuration using on-screen menus
  • Failsafe mechanism for unsupported monitor resolutions
  • Convenient mounting bracket included
  • Optional remote control for menu navigation and configurable buttons


  • Signal:
    • SMPTE-259M-C (270 Mb/s)
    • SMPTE-272M-C (270 Mb/s with embedded audio)
    • SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-299M (HD: 1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s)
    • SMPTE-425 (2.970, 2.970/1.001 Gb/s)
  • Supported formats:
    • SD: 480i59.94, 576i50
    • HD: SMPTE-274M: 1080i50/59.94, 1080p/PsF23.98/24/25
    • HD: SMPTE-296M: 720p50/59.94
    • 3G: SMPTE-425 level A (mapping 1): 1080p50/59.94
  • Cable length:
    • 240m (787 ft.) Belden 1694A at 270 Mb/s
    • 150m (492 ft.) Belden 1694A at 1.485 Gb/s
    • 120m (393 ft.) Belden 1694A at 2.97 Gb/s
  • Return loss:
    • >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
    • >10 dB up to 3 GHz
  • Jitter:
    • HD/SD: <0.2 UI as per alignment jitter in SMPTE spec.
    • 3G: <0.3 UI as per alignment jitter in SMPTE spec.


  • SMPTE 297M-2006 compliant
  • Single receive or transmit or receive/transmit SFP module: Dual receive or transmit modules can be installed, but only one Rx or Tx channel will be used
  • For full specifications on SFP optical modules, please see


  • Connector: HDMI Type A
  • Standard: HDMI 1.3a
  • Format: Compliant to EIA/CEA-861-D


  • Connector: 3.5 mm (0.138 in.) stereo jack
  • Signal: 2 channels unbalanced analog audio
  • Level: 2 V p-p
  • Impedance: 10 kΩ


  • Connector: 3.5 mm (0.138 in.) stereo jack
  • Signal: IEC 60958
  • Level: 0.5 Vp-p ±20%
  • Impedance: 75Ω unbalanced
  • Sampling rate: 48 kHz


  • Connector: RJ45


  • Signal path: 8 bits
  • Processing delay: 1 frame


  • Voltage range: 6 to 17 VDC
  • Power: 10W

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