Built to complement TV One's model CS-450 and CS-460 scan converters, the new CS-470 offers high-performance computer-to-video scan conversion along with a genlock and overlay feature. Capable of converting computer graphics to standard NTSC or PAL video, the rackmount CS-470 is equipped with an onboard digital luminance keyer that enables graphics to be keyed over an external composite or S-Video signal, and can additionally be used to key-out black areas of computer images, which can then be replaced with external video.
The CS-470 provides both a choice of hard (solid) and soft (transparent) keys with five levels of transparency, while a "mix mode" function facilitates glitch-free dissolves between computer imagery and external video. Dissolve rates are fully adjustable in either mix or key modes. Like its predecessors the CS-450 and CS-460, the CS-470 is additionally equipped with an AutoSet feature that automatically sizes and positions images to fit precisely on a video screen. A non-volatile memory retains all system settings, even after the unit is powered down.
With control provided directly at its front panel or from a distance via an IR remote or its RS-232 port, the CS-470 is both PC and Mac compatible. Other standard features include a 2X zoom that enables users to enlarge 1/4 of a computer screen to fill an entire video screen, a pan feature enabling quick movement to any area onscreen, and six-line digital flicker elimination circuitry that maintains crisp, clean images up to 1024x768 without line dropping, all at any vertical refresh rate.
Simultaneously available in composite, S-Video, and RGBS formats, as well as a computer monitor loop-through, the CS-470's outputs are switchable between NTSC and PAL.