Vision 3 works with IP and 4K as well as SDI and can hold up to 20 cards in 3RU, with various outputs and dual syncs distributed from the frame.
Four of the 12 Vision cards being shown here at IBC are distribution amplifiers.
Among them is the 3GDA-VF, a video distribution amplifier that can be configured as re-clocking or non-reclocking.
It will distribute any digital video, is DVB-ASI compatible and has six outputs from a standard single slot rear module – or nine outputs using micro BNCs – and 12 outputs from a double slot rear module. This card can also distribute MADI (AES10) audio.
Another highlight is the VDA-VF distribution amplifier. This card has been designed to provide multiple outputs of analogue sources. Crystal Vision anticipates that the role of the VDA-VF will largely be to distribute the station reference to the frame itself as one card is able to supply a reference feed to up to 12 Vision frames.
Other cards available for Vision 3 include up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, and audio embedders/de-embedders. Also taking place are the first demonstrations of Crystal Vision’s IP gateways, which are protocol agnostic and include support for SMPTE 2022.