What's New: Video Technology
Apr 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The Osprey-440 video-capture card supports four input channels to handle up to 16 cameras or other video sources. A single card provides the same number of inputs as four Osprey-100 or Osprey-210 cards, lowering total system cost by reducing the number of computers required for large installations. The card also features four standard alarm inputs and four alarm outputs supported within the Osprey AVStream driver for video surveillance and monitoring applications.
The LCD monitors for the video production and AV markets range in size from 2.5in. to 9in. and feature antiglare TFT displays with wide viewing angles and built-in speakers. Models include the 2.5in. V2500, 3in. V3000, 7in. V7000, 9in. V9000, and the 8in. VT8000, which also offers VGA and touchscreen capabilities.
The TDP-S25U lightweight DLP projector offers 1800 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and native SVGA 800×600 resolution. In addition, it offers composite, component, and S-Video inputs, and audio I/O capabilities. A monitor output connector allows users to view presentations on an external display as well as on the screen. The projector can be used as a portable presentation tool in educational and business environments.
The HA25×11.5BERD HD ENG-style lens can be used for wildlife photography in remote areas and HD surveillance applications. The compact lens weighs 6.2lbs., requiring no additional support. It features a maximum focal length of 576mm (2X), reduced focus breathing, an f/stop range of 2.0 to 2.8, and the DigiPower servo system. The lens provides widescreen 16:9 or traditional 4:3 production capability.
The Apella HDS multiformat, multichannel HD video server features four independent HD or SD-SDI output ports or two HD or SD-SDI output ports with corresponding key signals. The server facilitates instant playout of DV or MPEG-2/MPEG-4 up to 100Mbps and uses 64-bit dual processing for realtime ingest and playback of baseband HD media. It is compatible with the Apella VCS, Final Cut Pro (via QuickTime), and the Matrox Axio HD NLE with software plug-ins.
The XG-PH50X projector offers 1000:1 contrast ratio and six lens options (five powered to allow remote adjustment) for use in larger spaces such as conference rooms or lecture halls. A dual-lamp lighting system provides redundant reliability, and adjustable brightness settings range from 4000 to 1600 ANSI lumens.
Videotek (a division of Leitch)
The TVM-950HD high-definition SDI monitor with color LCD display features single or multiple waveform, vector, gamut, audio, picture, timing, and data analysis functions in quadrant or full-screen views. Modular platform design makes field upgrades easy. Context-sensitive pop-up menus and an informative navigation system allow for quick setup and parameter changes. Remote interfaces include 10/100BaseT Ethernet and USB ports for frame-capture transfer and mouse control.