Product Spotlight : April 2009

Product Spotlight : April 2009


The Extron ISS 506 is a six input seamless switcher that accepts a wide variety of video signals including RGB, HDTV, and standard definition. It combines truly seamless, glitch-free switching with advanced scaling technologies to meet the requirements of high quality, high-resolution video presentations. The ISS 506 is designed to deliver advanced capabilities to high-end presentation environments with numerous features for customizing and enhancing presentations.


Echolab’s Overture1 and Overture2 are ergonomically designed multi-definition video production systems with a comprehensive range of tools for producing high-quality programming with effects. The Overture switchers’ internal frame synchronization helps to ensure the quality of effects and, along with internal up/cross conversion and up to 34 internal graphics/still stores, eliminates the need for external systems.


Di-VentiX II is a multi-layer mixer scaler seamless switcher with universal analog and digital inputs/outputs up to 2k or HDTV. It offers numerous live effects including keying and flying PIPs as well as three operation modes: multi layer mixer, stand-alone embedded soft edge, and seamless native matrix. In the latter mode, Di-VentiX II offers an 8x2 scaled matrix with true seamless switching. The two outputs can be set with different resolutions to fit the display native dot matrix.


Barco’s FSN Series multi-format video production switcher integrates SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3Gbps along with VGA and DVI computer resolutions. The FSN series combines advanced video switching functionality with Barco’s high quality image processing. The switcher provides a feature-rich, streamlined package that’s modular, easy to use, and offers a control panel familiar to operators in the production switcher community.


The Grass Valley Kayak HD production switcher family includes seven HD/SD multi-format systems to choose from plus 3.5-, 4-, and 4.5-M/E frame models. To simplify the transition to HD production, all Kayak HD models offer a MatchDef dual video input conversion option, allowing a user to match SD sources within an HD production, HD sources within an SD production, or cross-match different HD formats. It also enables users to match video sources of different aspect ratios seamlessly to their native production format.

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