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Crystal Vision broadcast plumbing interface

17 January 2013
Crystal Vision broadcast plumbing interface

A mixture of its specialist products plus some essential ‘broadcast plumbing’ interface modules will be presented by Crystal Vision. Products on show will include its latest chroma keyer yet, plus a new range of 3Gbps-compatible video delays, a flexible video synchroniser with Dolby decoder, and three new features for the company’s up and down converters. BVE 2013 will see the UK launch of Crystal Vision’s new realtime chroma keyer, Safire 3, which uses an extremely sophisticated algorithm, giving excellent results with minimal sensitivity to camera noise. New key processing features include blacks, whites and greys reject for realistic shadows and key noise reduction through the application of various filters. Unveiled for the first time will be another of Crystal Vision’s specialist products: the ViViD 3G variable video delay ­ available in four versions to suit all applications and ideal for matching any system delays, from virtual studio graphics to MPEG encoders and decoders. New features appearing on a Crystal Vision video delay for the first time include 3Gbps support, integrated fibre input/output, video proc-amp and signal timing. SYNNER 310 is the latest addition to Crystal Vision’s embedded audio range and combines multiple functions on one board to save engineers money and rack space as well as simplify system designs. SYNNER 310 is a video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder for 3Gbps, HD and SD sources and up to two groups of analogue and four groups of digital audio. The company has also added three significant new features to its range of Up-Down 3G up/down/cross converters. Up-Down 3G’s down conversion performance has been further improved to include enhanced motion compensation de-interlacing to remove jaggies on near horizontal lines, and improved horizontal and vertical low pass filtering to reduce the flickering of a slow vertical pan on shots with significant detail. A multitude of new aspect ratio conversions have also been added to Up-Down 3G to deal with any conceivable misshaped image that comes in, which means that the broadcaster can quickly put anything on air that they get from anywhere in any condition, particularly useful for news applications. Finally, the Up-Down-ATX 3G and Up-Down-ATXS 3G variants can now support SMPTE 2031 (as well as OP-47) to carry teletext information across different definitions.D01

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