AJA Video System's R5CE is a SD-SDI distribution amplifier and universal monitoring D/A converter. The R5CE provides four equalized and re-clocked SDI outputs along with four analog monitoring outputs. The four analog outputs can be configured to a wide variety of formats including NTSC/PAL, Y/C (S-Video), YPbPr (SMPTE, EBU-N10), Betacam or RGB. A PLL jitter filter/memory reduces the effects of SDI jitter on the analog outputs. An exclusive feature of the R5CE is a 10- to 8-bit dithering circuit which removes contouring in the analog outputs. Additionally, the R5CE features user selectable pedestal and H&V blanking.