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Grass Valley Announces Affordable Indigo AV Mixer

Jun 1, 2006 8:00 AM

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Bringing broadcast functionality—including mixes, dissolves, keys, and 2D and 3D effects—to the professional AV market for the first time in an extremely competitively priced switcher, Grass Valley, a business within Thomson, has announced the Grass Valley Indigo AV mixer.

Part of its Professional Line family aimed at bringing affordable high quality to professional AV, the new Indigo AV mixer combines video, high-resolution computer images, and audio control in a single compact unit.

The Indigo AV mixer accepts analog and digital, standard- and high-definition (SD/HD) video and audio inputs (including embedded audio in SDI and DV streams), plus high-resolution computer inputs. Indigo features internal seamless technology, allowing a variety of input resolutions to be scaled and mixed. Outputs are also available in multiple formats simultaneously, including DVI and SDI for direct drive of displays, projectors, and for digital recording.

To ensure perfect presentation there are a number of operation modes to assist the operator, including a Quick Start wizard that will be simple to use for anyone familiar with a computer interface, even if they have never seen a broadcast production switcher before.

“The professional audio-video market—for church and stadium, rental and staging, corporate and government—is becoming ever more demanding in quality and functionality,” says Marc Valentin, president of Thomson’s Grass Valley business. “As we roll out our Professional Line family we are bringing decades of experience in uncompromised digital media technology to this very important market.”

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