What's New: Video Technology
Feb 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Jessaca Massey
TV One's dual-channel C2-7200 multi-format processor features a high-definition video scaler, a multiformat seamless switcher, a dual-window picture-in-picture device, a chroma/luma keyer, an aspect ratio converter, and a logo inserter. True 4:4:4 processing provides full-bandwidth color and precise keying including soft keys. Eleven inputs accommodate multiple HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVI, YPbPr, RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YCbCr, composite, and S-Video signals, as well as all HDTV formats and any PC resolution up to 2048×2048. Two independent output channels each offer SDI (SD or HD), DVI-I, any RGB format, and CV and SV. SDTV and HDTV images can be intermixed in any operating mode.
▪ TV One | www.tvone.com
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
ProCon's CitiDisk HD is a FireWire-based external hard disk digital video recorder for Panasonic's AG-HVX200 P2-based camcorder. It records DVCPRO 100 HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, and DV from respectively equipped video cameras. The recorder captures HDV/DV footage simultaneously to its miniature high-capacity hard drive and to tape, then transfers the footage directly from the camera's FireWire port into your choice of file formats, including M2T, MOV, AVI, and DV.
▪ ProCon Digital Systems
ViewSonic's new portable projectors include the Cine1000, PJ458D, PJ766D, PJ452, and PJ656 models. The 8.8lb. Cine1000 DLP projector features a 16:9 aspect ratio, 1000 lumens of brightness, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, a native XGA resolution of 1024×768, a native 480p widescreen resolution, and a six-segment color wheel. The 4.9lb. PJ458D and 7.9lb. PJ766D DLP projectors provide 2000 lumens and 2500 lumens of brightness, respectively, and feature native XGA resolutions of 1024×768, 2000:1 contrast ratios, and support for HDTV signals. The 4.9lb. PJ452 and 6.2lb. PJ656 LCD projectors also offer 1024×768 XGA native resolutions, as well as progressive scan and 3:2 pulldown. The PJ452 features 1500 lumens of brightness and a 300:1 contrast ratio, while the PJ656 provides 2100 lumens of brightness and a 400:1 contrast ratio.
▪ Viewsonic | www.viewsonic.com
Sampo's feature-rich 16:9 LCD and plasma displays incorporate MotionDSC II video processors to provide advanced video-processing capabilities and TrueBlack technology to deliver high contrast ratios for diverse commercial applications, from boardroom video display to digital signage implementations. The displays also include a standard RS-232 remote control port and an RJ-45 port that enables remote control of the displays through a wired or wireless network from a central computer or wireless-enabled PDA. The Remote Management console allows users to centrally manage all networked displays: switching audio inputs, powering displays on and off, and adjusting audio and video settings.
▪ Sampo Professional
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