Crystal Vision will be showing the newly-launched versions of its chroma keyers and video delays. The easy-to-drive Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer uses a sophisticated algorithm and numerous key processing options to produce the best possible chroma key and also features built in colour correction and video delay. The ViViD 3G variable video delay provides […]
Crystal Vision will be showing the newly-launched versions of its chroma keyers and video delays. The easy-to-drive Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer uses a sophisticated algorithm and numerous key processing options to produce the best possible chroma key and also features built in colour correction and video delay. The ViViD 3G variable video delay provides up to 110 seconds of delay to match any system delays and includes for the first time 3Gb/s support, signal timing, video proc-amp and integrated fibre input/output.
The new Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer is ideal for all live virtual productions from studio to sport. The enhanced chroma keying uses an extremely sophisticated algorithm, giving excellent results with minimal sensitivity to camera noise. New key processing features include blacks, whites and greys reject for realistic shadows and a solid key, edge shaping to eliminate hard outlines, key noise reduction through the application of various filters and two-dimensional compensation for uneven illumination of the backdrop.
Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources, Safire 3 makes it easy to generate a realistic chroma key by using up to 12 points on the backdrop as well as four points on the Foreground object to automatically set up the optimised processing. It includes Foreground colour correction and
Background video adjustments to help create a natural-looking composite picture as well as up to ten frames of video delay adjustment for offsetting the delay caused by the graphics generators.
Safire 3 forms part of a space-saving modular system, allowing up to 12 chroma keyers in 2U. Also on show will be the new ViViD 3G range of variable video delay modules which save rack space by allowing up to 12 video delays in 2U. Designed for matching any system delays, ViViD 3G and ViViD 3GS provide half a second of delay in 3Gb/s, one second in HD and 5.5 seconds in SD, while ViViD 3G-20 and ViViD 3GS-20 give ten seconds in 3Gb/s, 20 seconds in HD and 110 seconds in SD.
The delay is adjustable in increments of pixels, lines, frames and seconds. ViViD 3GS and ViViD 3GS-20 both include a framestore synchroniser, making it possible to apply a long delay to a video path and lock the signal to a station reference using a neat single board solution. An RGB and YUV video proc-amp ensures picture optimisation, while signals can be easily transported over longer distances by having fibre input or output straight into the board, using either the FIP fibre option to receive an optical input or the FOP fibre option to transmit an optical output using a Class I laser.
Also on show will be the companys latest interface modules for signal processing, including up and down converters, synchronisers, audio embedders and clean routing switches.
Look out for Crystal Vision on Stand D6-44 at CABSAT 2013.