Video Streaming:

Did you know that all HDi-250 recorder can stream video during Record and Play? You can share the video throughout your organization's network. Just select "Streaming" from the front menu (Menu, Up). We use the VLC program at the remote computers, but other applications can play the stream, too. Just specify the HDi IP address and Port 8090.


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This is a special order  DISCONTINUED product as of 10/1/2013.  Critical components are no longer available.  We liked the SB-100 because of it's versatility in controlling different types of machines as well as generating and reading SMPTE Time Code from both Composite and S-Video.   We regret the loss of the SB-100.

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The BCD SB-100 is a special purpose RS-232 controller that generates and reads both LTC and VITC SMPTE Time Code. Additionally, it controls RS-232 and RS-422 disc and tape devices with frame-accurate precision.
MSRP: $ 895.00 (original price)
EOL Notice: This is a special order product. Please inquire before ordering. (Due to parts obsolescence, only enough parts available fora few as of 3/25/2013.  It's been in production  since 1998 and BCD has no plans to redesign this unit.  Large quantity orders, however, will be considered if we can find parts.)

  • LTC Time Code Read & Generate
  • VITC Time Code Read & Generate
  • Time Code overlay/superimpose
  • Auxiliary video input
  • Switched video output for video monitor. Output video is switched between player video and Aux. Video In.
  • Daisy-chain RS-232 for up to 16 Units.
  • Standard BCD 4-Character Communications Protocol
Rear Panel Analog Signals      |     Rear Panel Control Signals

Time Code Superimpose!
Position the Overlay Anywhere on the Screen!
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General Information
  • BCD Control Protocol
    This control protocol is BCD Standard: 4-character commands like PLAY, STOP, FIND, and STIL. This is the same protocol used in BCD controllers since 1982 for the VideoLink-232, VIPc, BCD-4000, BCD-5000, BCD-2000A, InterVideo GVR-810, Sanyo GVR-S955, GVR-S960, and BCD AG-2550C.

    Each addressable controller is addressed with a DIP switch to assign it a DECK number. This is the same as used in the InterVideo GVR-810 and the BCD AG-2550C. The command

    DECK 7; STIL: 01:37:18:21
    causes the seventh VCR to go into still mode at 1 hour, 37 minutes, 18 seconds and 21 frames.

  • Machine Control Protocols
    BCD & Sony DVD 9500MD. Nanufacturers have their own ways of communicating via RS-232. RS-232 is an electrical specification, but it does not describe the protocol or language used by the device. The BCD control protocol uses the TYPE x command to tell the SB-100 controller which machine protocol to use to control the target machine.


Dimensions: 8.8" Wide, 6.25" Deep, 1.6" High
Weight: 13 oz.
Power: 9VDC tip positive, wall transformer included.

Price MSRP: $ 895.00

Optional Signal Cable Set
       Octopus cable DB-15 to RCAs & BNCs: $125.00


SB-100 Helps Monitor Army's Shadow TUAV
Image courtesy AAI

Interesting note: In reviewing our records, we found that we sell many SB-100 controllers to government agencies and all of the prominent defense contractors and their sub-contrators. They didn't say what they do with them, but they keep ordering more, and we're glad to help. Now that it's somewhat declassified, we can say that the Shadow TUAV is one of the projects.

Four SB-100 controllers operated by computer control 4 VCRs to study Human Interaction Studying Human Interaction at Nasa Ames Laboratory

Human Performance Research Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. is looking at the interactions between and among individuals in a team-based decision making environment.


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