Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Crystal Vision Brings IP/SDI Video Processing Solutions

Visitors to BroadcastAsia 2022 – taking place between 1st and 3rd June at the Singapore EXPO – will have the opportunity to see Crystal Vision’s best-of-breed IP/SDI video processing software apps for the MARBLE media processor hardware on Stand 5K1-10. The functionality offered by these apps includes chroma keying, linear keying, video delay, profanity delay, colour correction, legalising, picture-in-picture and fail-safe switching. The apps can work with IP (ST 2022/2110), with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time – making them perfect for mixed SDI and IP installations as well as fully IP or fully SDI environments. Crystal Vision – whose stand forms part of the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion – will also be explaining how the software-based MARBLE platform makes it easy to create custom products to solve problems using SDI or IP video.

One of the products making its Asia debut is the M-CLEANIT – an IP/SDI profanity delay software app designed to prevent the broadcast of unwanted or offensive video or audio material. The M-CLEANIT is perfect for preventing expletives, obscene gestures, wardrobe malfunctions, bloopers, competitor mentions, coughing fits or technical problems from making it to air – whether regulations insist on protection of content or the organisation wants to control exactly what is broadcast. To give the operator time to react, the M-CLEANIT allows an IP or SDI live content stream to be delayed by up to 600 frames (24 seconds in 1080i50), with the cover options including clean switching to two different video sources or a web page, blurring the video, showing black or blue or colour bars, muting individual audio channels and switching to another audio source. With intuitive control from a smart button box, separate reaction controls to event and restore and a fixed multiviewer output allowing the operator to monitor everything that is happening, the M-CLEANIT’s flexibility allows it to be fully customised for any workflow.

Crystal Vision’s chroma keyers have always been popular in Asia and the show attendees will be able to see the new M-SAFIRE real-time chroma keyer software app – the industry’s first IP chroma keyer which can also be used with SDI, or with both IP and SDI simultaneously for hybrid systems. The M-SAFIRE offers Crystal Vision’s best picture quality to date, with a noise-free key as well as numerous tools to optimise the picture including advanced clip processing, colour correction, edge shrink, colour spill processing, lighting compensation and shadow processing. The M-SAFIRE’s two quad split multiviewers facilitate setup by allowing four of the processing stage signals to be viewed simultaneously along with the ability to zoom into any area. The key can be faded up and down, while internal and external masks can be used to force areas of foreground or background – making it easy to linear key a logo or add virtual objects or sports graphics. The M-SAFIRE offers enhanced system timing features, including reference redundancy, PTP as a timing source option and up to ten frames of delay on both the input and output.

Other Crystal Vision IP/SDI software apps being shown on Stand 5K1-10 include the M-KEY linear keyer, M-WEBKEY web page keyer, M-PIP picture-in-picture device, M-VIVID video delays, M-COCO-2 colour corrector and M-SAFESWITCH-2 fail-safe routing switch.

Based at Whittlesford near Cambridge in the UK and providing a full range of interface and keyers, Crystal Vision helps people transition through a range of technologies – from SD to HD and from HD to IP.

Visit https://www.crystalvision.tv

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