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Crystal Vision: Squeeze back keyer unveiled

A new type of keyer, a first MADI audio product and a plethora of new control options will be on show at the Crystal Vision stand at IBC.

The LKEY-SQZ modular squeeze back keyer is designed to smoothly resize and move main broadcast video and then allow graphics or text to be added around it. It is said to be ideal for TV closing credits, previewing the next programme in a schedule or for graphics intensive news, shopping and weather programming.

The LKEY-SQZ uses sub-pixel processing, a de-interlacer and advanced maths to ensure smooth movement from one size to another.

At the same time, Cambridge-based Crystal Vision will unveil its first MADI product. The MADDA105 distribution amplifier takes in a MADI data stream containing up to 64 mono audio channels and creates five copies of this data stream that can then be sent to different places. It includes both LED and GPI output indication of the presence of a MADI input.

Finally, Crystal Vision is launching two new controllers. The free VisionWeb web browser software is for operators that want PC-based control over their Crystal Vision products while the more general VisionPanel is for those who prefer hardware control with physical buttons.

Enhancements to the Safire 3 Controller, the dedicated 3U control panel for the Safire 3 realtime chroma keyer, will also be on show at the RAI.