Vision 3 from Crystal Vision is a 3U frame suitable for adapted variants of the company’s existing SDI video and audio products, as well as for future IP and 4K products.
The initial Vision cards – due to ship in early 2016 – are chroma and linear keyers, up and down converters, synchronisers, embedders, video and audio delays and audio converters. These will benefit from features only available in the Vision frame – including higher packing density, extra outputs and dual syncs distributed from the frame. At BVE Crystal Vision will also be discussing its video over IP solutions for converting between SDI and IP signals, due for release in summer 2016.
The Vision frame takes the strengths of the well-established Indigo system – such as the ability to house different signals together, a choice of outputs via changeable rear modules, excellent cooling and flexible control options – and extends them further.
Also of benefit are two 1Gbps Ethernet connections to the outside world for control and file transfer (including facilitating the updating of card software) and powerful remote backup and restore of all card settings and presets for added system security. Features that will benefit future products include the frame’s ability to be used with higher bandwidth signals including 4K and 10Gbps IP, large storage on the frame CPU along with fast internal communications for easy transfer of big files and increased power availability allowing more functionality on each card.
The Vision video products all work with 3Gbps, HD and SD sources, making them a flexible option for any environment.