The new M3G-XT allows for SDI audio monitoring and adds the ability to also monitor additional audio sources including Dante™/AES67 Networked Audio, SDI, Analog (Mic/Line) or Digital inputs. The M3G-XT allows for easy multi-channel audio monitoring—such as surround sound or multiple-language dialog tracks—to external monitor speakers.
With the ability to accept the complete range of Renegade I/O modules the M3G-XT can be configured for nearly any monitoring application. Add a Dante™/AES67 Networked Audio module and the M3G-XT can monitor both networked audio and the incoming SDI signal while simultaneously sourcing the SDI audio on the Dante™ network. Alternatively, add the new 3G/HD/SD dual-SDI module and gain the ability to monitor up to three SDI sources in one compact solution. The M3G-XT also provides the ability for additional outputs to be added, for example, an AES output module to be added to drive digital monitors or external meters.
The M3G-XT de-embeds the audio from any ancillary audio group present in a SMPTE SD/HD/3G SDI video stream. Up to eight channels of audio from any two groups may be monitored efficiently using the front panel, the remote GUI or automation API. An input select switch allows for monitoring of the SDI or the optional input module.