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What's New: Video Technology

Jan 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon, Jessaca Gutierrez, and Charissa Young


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FRAME SYNCHRONIZER

The FA-128 14-bit internal processing frame synchronizer from For-A comes as a standalone unit or as a modular card (UFM-128FS). Prior to the FA-128, even the most high-end frame synchronizers were only able to offer 12-bit digital processing. Now, with the FA-128, operators can take advantage of the clear, crisp images that only 14-bit processing can provide.
▪ For-A | www.for-a.com

CAMERA SYSTEM

The compact Iconix HD-RH1 POV camera system includes a very robust separate camera head and processing controller unit; a power supply; and 3m, 6m, and 10m cables, making it ideal for use in houses of worship and surveillance applications. The system can capture and output video in both NTSC and PAL formats in all HD resolutions, including 720p, 1080i, and 1080p, while supporting frame rates of 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps, and 60fps. Outputs include HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) as two single-link 4:2:2, or dual-link 4:4:4 RGB/YCbCr; DVI-I; and analog outputs, with genlocking capability to tri-level sync.
▪ Iconix | www.iconixvideo.com

FRAME SYNCHRONIZER

For-A's compact FA-9000 frame synchronizer supports formats including HD, SD, analog, digital, and audio, and it uses 12-bit internal processing for high-quality images. Additional functions include an upconverter, a downconverter, a color corrector, median-based noise reduction, a logo generator, and a Dolby-E decoder. The sychronizer supports all video signal input and output formats for digital signals such as HD-SDI and SD-SDI and for analog component (HD and SD) and analog composite.
▪ For-A | www.for-a.com

DLP TV

NuVision's new Deep Black LED 1080p DLP television will initially be available in the 52in. model, with larger screen models targeted for the near future. The LED illumination system is based on Luminus Devices' PhlatLight LED-based light source, a semiconductor RGB LED chipset that produces superior color fidelity, more refined grayscale, and deeper black levels. NuVision's version of the technology is designed with specialized electronics systems optimized to proprietary NuVision control and signal processing systems.
▪ NuVision | www.nuvision.com

VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

VBrick Systems' EtherneTV 4.0 (ETV 4.0) enables corporations, educational institutions, and government organizations to capture, manage, and distribute video with increasing ease and flexibility. Clients use EtherneTV to create environments that share information and monitor facilities, as well as broadcast training and announcements to anyone at any level — live or on demand.
▪ VBrick Systems | www.vbrick.com

DIGITAL SIGNAGE SERVICE

StrandVision's online digital signage services now include animated radar weather maps updated every 10 minutes. The no-charge service for U.S. subscribers supplements StrandVision's locally sourced digital signage content, which can include information about advertising, photos, graphics, hours of operation, and employee news. The company's standard package of automated information feeds includes local and national news, weather, and currency rates. Other specialized optional feeds are also available.
▪ StrandVision | www.strandvision.com

LCD DISPLAYS

Dell's new W3207C and W3707C high-definition LCD televisions, sized 32in. and 37in. respectively, feature optimal combinations of resolution, contrast ratio, and brightness that deliver vivid images and motion video with sharp picture clarity even in well-lit rooms or near windows. Both displays include built-in high-definition television tuners and an array of digital and analog AV connectors for easy connection to devices including cable set-top boxes, Blu-ray and HD DVD players, and PCs.
▪ Dell | www.dell.com

PROJECTOR

Toshiba's 1lb. TDP-FF1AU DLP multimedia projector is one of the lightest and smallest projectors on the market. The projector can be used for small-group presentations, movie nights, and video games, as well as classroom and business presentations. It can project an 11in. to 68in. diagonal image and comes with a foldable 23in. diagonal display screen, rechargeable battery, battery charger, and carrying case. The projector delivers 400 lux of brightness with a native SVGA 800×600 resolution and a contrast ratio of 1500:1.
▪ Toshiba | www.toshiba.com

FLATPANEL LCD MONITOR

Dell's E207WFP 20in. widescreen flatpanel monitor features a 5ms response time ideal for productivity. It also features the latest DVI connector with High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP), which enables viewing of protected high-definition content such as HD-format video. Other features include 20.1in. viewable image size, a maximum resolution of 1680×1050 (SXGA+), and tilt capability to optimize viewing comfort. A wide-aspect display helps lessen required scrolling and toggling. Users can watch DVDs in native resolution and run multiple applications on the screen simultaneously. The display can be easily detached from the stand to be wall-mounted.
▪ Dell | www.dell.com

SCREENS

Da-Lite's Professional Electrol and Senior Electrol screens are now available in HDTV sizes. The Professional is now available in 159in., 188in., 216in., 243in., and 271in. diagonals. The Senior is now available in 188in., 216in., 243in., and 271in. diagonals. Both screens are ideal for large-venue applications and can be customized upon request. The screens can be controlled with Da-Lite's Video Projector Interface, single-motor low-voltage controller, or Da-Lite's line of Integrated Screen Control products.
▪ Da-Lite | www.da-lite.com

PROJECTOR

Christie's TotalView DLV1920-DX rear-screen projector with native HD 1920×1080 resolution and 3-chip DLP technology provides a 41 percent increase in resolution over SXGA+ for tiling detailed display scenarios. Featuring 2800 ANSI lumens and up to a 2000:1 contrast ratio, the DLV1920-DX is naturally suited for wide display wall applications such as broadcast control and military command centers. With its native wide HD format, it offers the possibility of reducing the number of projectors needed, thus improving overall system reliability and reducing cost to operate.
▪ Christie | www.christiedigital.com

BREAKOUT BOX

Gepco's Hybrid Fiber Breakout Box is a portable, SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber-to-ST breakout box in a reduced footprint. Each hybrid connector breaks out to two ST female connectors on a recessed, protective metal top plate with optional electrical connectors. The breakout of the hybrid connector to discrete, industry-standard optical and electrical components allows for an HD camera-to-CCU interconnection over existing fiber tie lines in facilities where hybrid fiber interconnects may not be present. Additionally, the Hybrid Fiber Breakout Box can be used for Lemo-terminated hybrid fiber cables to standard ST fiber connectors.
▪ Gepco | www.gepco.com

PROJECTOR

The Dell 1800MP projector features native XGA (1024×768) resolution. Moving seamlessly from the boardroom to the family room, the projector's versatile connectivity options meet business and home theater needs ranging from multimedia presentations to audiovisual applications connected to a digital camera, DVD player, or gaming console. The projector also features 2100 ANSI lumens for lights-on presentations in small to medium-sized rooms; a 2000:1 contrast ratio for delivering high-definition pictures and text; and dual VGA ports that allow switching between presenters for greater flexibility, realtime collaboration, and information sharing.
▪ Dell | www.dell.com



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