What's New: Video Technology
Oct 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The new FireStore FS-2E recorder from Focus Enhancements uses the company's Direct to Edit (DTE) technology to record video to FireWire disc drives in edit-ready, native DV-NLE file formats, eliminating the need to capture, transfer, or convert clips prior to editing. Standard audio and video I/O options include SDI with embedded audio, DV25, component, composite, S-Video, AES/EBU digital audio, and balanced analog audio. The device supports control via RS-422, RS-232C, AV/C, and GPI.
▪ Focus Enhancements
TIME BASE CORRECTORS
TV One's new 1T-TBC and 1T-TBC-GL time base correctors eliminate time base errors found in videotape playback and correct signal amplitude variations by automatically adjusting errant input levels to ensure a 1V P/P output. The devices replace noisy or distorted synch pulses with stable synch and apply digital comb filtering to Y/C signals. The 1T-TBC-GL can lock the input signal to an external reference (genlock), and both units will either automatically detect the format standard in use or allow the user to manually select the format standard, color level, sharpness, tint, brightness, and contrast parameters of the input signal.
▪ TV One | www.tvone.com
DPI's 6lb. iVision 20 series of single-chip DLP projectors features TI's DC3 DMD technology, vertical lens shift range of more than one full frame, and an on-axis optical design supported by a 1.85-2.4:1 zoom lens. The iVision 20sx+ features a brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens and a 2500:1 contrast ratio, while the iVision 20HD provides 1200 ANSI lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. The projectors are available with either HD2+ or SX+ DMDs for high native resolution for DMD-based 4:3 and 16:9 formats. Standard inputs include DVI, component, RGB, composite, and S-Video.
▪ Digital Projection
Tektronix's new VGA option for the VM5000 automated video signal analyzer and MTX100A MPEG recorder and player automates video signal analysis and VESA standards-compliance testing for analog RGBHV signals typically communicated via VGA, DVI-I, or DVI-A interfaces. The option simplifies and standardizes product validation testing by integrating all the necessary elements into a single, complete solution that delivers pass-or-fail test results.
▪ Tektronix | www.tektronix.com
Magenta's Mondo Matrix Cat-5 switcher is scalable to 256×256 and capable of 2048×1536 computer video. The full-matrix switcher is linked with the MultiView series to distribute and switch video from composite through RGBHV, as well as audio and serial control signals, up to 1,500ft. The device can switch analog or S/PDIF audio and serial control concurrently. Typically the rack space required for the switcher is 1/10 to 1/3 the space needed for conventional coax/BNC methods. It is compatible with any category cable, unshielded or shielded, and Belden's VideoTwist “skew-free” cable.
▪ Magenta Research
Gefen's new 1:8 VGA Cat-5 distribution amplifier uses economical Cat-5 cables to extend and distribute computer data or other video sources to eight displays for use in applications including videowalls, airport monitors, and kiosks. It supports sources and displays that output and accept VGA signals, commonly used for computers, consumer electronics, and plasma and LCD displays. The cables used for extension are capable of sending VGA signals up to 330ft., and Gefen supplies Cat-5 cables in various lengths for this purpose. VGA Cat-5 receivers are supplied for each monitor on the receiving end.
▪ Gefen | www.gefen.com