What's New: Video Technology
May 1, 2005 12:00 PM
HD Video Processor
The VisionPro HDP video processor features extensive calibration and user-adjustable image enhancement for custom-installed, high-end video systems. The rackmountable processor's 10 inputs include composite/S-Video, composite/S-Video/SD component, SDI, SD/HD component, and DVI with HDCP. It supports analog and digital outputs at 1920×1080 progressive resolution at 60Hz. The processor offers a built-in, 10-bit D/A converter with oversampling for analog outputs; a programmable output resolution from 480p to 1080p (and 1080i); and selectable aspect ratios of 4:3, 16:9, and 1.85.
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The SyncMaster 460pn is a network-enabled 46in. LCD monitor with an Ethernet connection and Samsung's MagicNet software. The monitor allows users to control several displays at the same time. Users can also provide unique content to multiple monitors from one computer source. Other monitors in the line include the SyncMaster 400p, a 40in. display with 800:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response time, and the SyncMaster 460p, a 46in. display for digital signage applications in which information or presentations are continuously running.
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The 40in. N4000wP LCD display is able to stream data and video continuously from computer and consumer electronic sources through analog and digital video inputs. The display supports a range of data sources and video signals — including HD — and features full computer and video compatibility through DVI with high-definition content protection, S-Video, composite, and component video inputs. It also features 450 nits of brightness, 1280×768 resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio, and 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
Multiformat HD Video Processor
The C2-7200 multiformat HD video processor features two CORIO2 conversion engines and offers three basic operating modes for simplified control. In Independent mode, the processor operates like two completely independent converters, each with a full range of features including conversion from analog to HD-SDI, aspect ratio conversion, PIP, and keying. Each output can deliver different formats and resolutions simultaneously. Switcher mode allows users to preview any function independent of the program output. Dual PIP mode allows any video input to be squeezed and placed into either of two windows of any size and positioned anywhere on the screen.
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The FireStore FS-4Pro portable Direct-To-Edit (DTE) recorder features a 40GB (three-hour) or 80GB (six-hour) internal disc drive. The recorder features multiple retro-record modes, reels that allow clips to be categorized into pre-named folders on disc while shooting, and user-definable time lapse and loop playback modes. It supports Avid OMF and Pinnacle AVI in addition to standard DTE Technology file formats.
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Montage II with Vista Advanced Windowing Control version 2 software features DVI, SDI, HD-SDI, and composite S-Video inputs and native or scaled TwinDVI (10-bit) hardware outputs. The system also features I/O expansion up to 32×32 per pixelspace and support for Vista's Spyder processors. The console offers color keying in addition to standard luminance keying. In addition, it allows users to mix background stills at full display resolution and capture images from incoming video channels. Eight channels fit in 3RU.
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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics
The new EX100U and ES100U projectors are filter-free to minimize maintenance issues and come with a one-year limited warranty on their lamps. The EX100U XGA (1024×768 pixels) and ES100U SVGA (800×600 pixels) projectors offer 2000 ANSI lumens and 2000:1 contrast ratio for use in business environments.
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The QSX system allows users to easily connect SoundStation conferencing phones to a laptop PC, without downloading software or changing the settings on their PC, and dial to automatically display content on the projectors in up to five QSX-enabled conference rooms. The system also connects with up to 10 other remote meeting participants through a web browser. QSX can be deployed behind a corporate firewall, and documents can be encrypted on QSX-to-QSX calls. System setup takes less than 30 minutes.
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The Element audio computer features a Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading, 1GB of RAM, six FireWire ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and a DVD-R drive. Matched or over-specified component speeds eliminate bottlenecks and enhance performance. The audio PC uses special, cooler-running components and a unique aluminum chassis to reduce cooling fan noise and provide noise levels at or below a pro studio noise floor.
Multi-zone AV Receiver
The 7.1-channel TX-SR55 multi-zone AV receiver features integrated A-Bus functionality, bidirectional RS-232 control, IR I/O, and three programmable 12V trigger outputs. In addition, it offers fixed/variable Zone 2 output and powered Zone 2 capability, as well as HD-capable component video switching including upconversion of composite and S-Video sources.