About the IOTA Video Time Inserter (CCIR)
The Video Time Inserter was developed for members of the International Occultation Timing Association. It works well for any video timing application, but since it was built specifically for the IOTA, the features of the VTI are especially suited for those who wish to video record occultations.
Note: This model of the VTI is compatible with European video format (CCIR/PAL, at 25 frames per second) cameras, such as the Watec 910HX-RC.
It is fast and easy to set up the VTI. The Video Time Inserter is very accurate, since it gets its information via GPS. It may take a few minutes to acquire a GPS signal at first, but it should take less time in subsequent sessions. There are three indicator lights on the unit that display its status. If you want to attach the VTI unit to a tripod, there is a 1/4-20 threaded hole in the base.
You will need a few accessories for the IOTA Video Time Inserter, including:
- A 12V DC power source using a 5.5 mm by 2.1 mm coaxial plug, center positive
- An input video signal using an RCA-type plug
- A display/recording device accepting the IOTA-VTI output signal via an RCA-type plug
Please Note:Stated pricing of this accessory requires concurrent purchase of one of Shelyak's larger systems. Please contact OPT if you are interested in stand-alone pricing.