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TV One Ships Upgraded C2-2000A Series

TV One added HD-SDI to five of the 10 units in its newly upgraded C2-2000A series.

TV One added HD-SDI to five of the 10 units in its newly upgraded C2-2000A series. These devices now include HD-SDI with DVI resolutions of 1900x1200 or 1080p/60. All 10 in the series feature two universal switcher/scalers, four switcher/scalers, and four down converters. They are now available for shipment.

Company officials said the C2-2000A series' focus is on ease of use while providing features found in higher-end devices. Such features include automatic incoming resolution detection and support of multiple worldwide television standards. Each unit can handle a maximum input PC resolution of 2048x2048 and all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p. Variable zoom can reach 10x, while variable shrink reduces down to 10 percent.

The up converters include motion compensation and a 3:2 pull-down to improve NTSC image quality from film sources. The 4:4:4 sampling provides full bandwidth chroma for accurate replication of high resolution colors and precise chromakeying.

The C2-2355A universal converter's inputs consist of SD/HD-SDI, DVI-D, analog RGB/YPbPr via HD-15, YUV/YPbPr via 3-BNC, Composite video via BNC, and YC (S-Video). Simultaneous outputs come in SD/HD-SDI, DVI-I, and analog RGB/YUV/YPbPr via HD-15, Composite video, and YC. All inputs are scalable to and from practically any PC, SD, and HD resolution. Other features include proc amp, genlock, zoom, shrink, aspect ratio conversion, picture-in-picture, chromakey, lumakey, mixing, edge blending, and adjustable frame rates and incoming signal parameters. The C2-2350A includes all of these features except an HD-SDI input or output.

The C2-2205A up/cross converter has SD/HD-SDI, 2x Composite video, 2x YC, YUV/YPbPr via 3-BNC, and analog RGB/YPbPrvia HD-15 for inputs. The two outputs are DVI-I and Analog RGB/YPbPr via HD-15. All inputs are also scalable to and from nearly all PC, SD, and HD resolutions. Frame rates and incoming signal parameters are adjustable. Advanced features include proc amp, genlock, zoom, shrink, and aspect ratio conversion. The C2-2200A has the same features, minus the SD/HD-SDI connection capability. The C2-2250A adds picture-in-picture, chromakey, lumakey, mixing, and edge blending, while the C2-2255A has these extra features as well as SD/HD-SDI.

The C2-2105A down converter's inputs consist of RGB/YPbPr via HD-15 with loop-thru and DVI-D. Simultaneous outputs are provided in SD/HD-SDI, Composite video, YC, and YUV/YPbPr. Advanced features include proc amp, genlock, zoom, shrink, and aspect ratio conversion. The C2-2100A has the same features without the SD/HD-SDI. The C2-2150A adds picture-in-picture, chromakey, lumakey, mixing, and edge blending. The C2-2155A adds SD/HD-SDI to the C2-2150A.

Controls on the C2-2000A series include front-panel push-buttons, infrared, RS-232, or IP connection. A Windows control panel provides an additional option, as would most third-party control systems. All 10 units offer glitch-free switching between input signals, regardless of format. The amount of inputs can be increased by choosing the appropriate S2 input expansion switcher, which links to the main unit via an Options Interconnect cable. Any of the C2-2000A series control systems can control the routing of these additional inputs.



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