Here is a preview of the six modules we’ve had in development this year. Two of these (FKG-3 and SMX-3) are in production now. These six designs extend directly from our Gen3 design efforts; which are a complete redesign of the system’s core circuitry from the ground up.
This design era includes Chromagnon, and the release of Topogram from Expedition series was our transitional module into new design practices using discrete OTA cores, 6-layer PCBs, ultra-low noise integrated power supplies, and direct 9-18VDC input power (from EuroRack or any other DC power supply.)
Developing these modules this year was only possible through the dedication and growing skillset of my design partner Jonah Lange – the rest of the R&D team (myself and Ed) have been thoroughly tied up in firmware development for TBC2 and Chromagnon – so it’s a testament to Jonah’s ability to tackle a long string of PCB layout projects independently that we’ve had bandwidth to make these modules a reality.
While we would prefer to save all stock of these modules until Chromagnon’s shipment date, we may be in the cashflow position to need to offer some up for sale earlier, so we can keep things running. Maybe you have an opinion about this, and if so I’d like to know it.
So with that out of the way, here they are:
- ESG-3 Video Encoder & Sync Generator
- DWO-3 Dual Wideband Oscillator
- FKG-3 Fader & Key Generator
- SMX-3 Summing Matrix
- DSG-3 Dual Shape Generator
- ART-3 Affine Ramp Transform
All modules are 12HP and priced at $399 each.
DSG-3 and ART-3 both feature a new analog HV ramps generator core which auto calibrates to the incoming video standard. The DWO-3 has some automatic range switching when genlocked to HD vs SD standards. So these are all ready to go for your analogue HD workflows!
NOTE: These frontpanel designs were revised after reviewing user suggestions in this thread. The titles to each module previously only included the model number with no accompanying functional description. This version has additional descriptors added to the right of the model number.
Please keep discussion in this thread if possible, so that I do not overwhelm our sales/support team with answers to questions about features or availability that they may not have answers for yet.
Thanks Team Video. This has been a tedious year but y’all keep us going!