"The completely redesigned control surface gives system users real-time knobs and switches to control functions, as opposed to an endless programming menu," stated Rob Sheeley, president and CEO. "Because ProductionVIEW HD is a live broadcast production console, not a computer, the entire system produces only one frame of delay – a critical requirement for live production where image magnification is used."
The system’s multi-format 6 x 2 switcher accepts any combination of input signals from HD component video, RGBHV and SD video (HD at component 1080P, 1080i and 720p; SD video Y/C or composite; and RGBHV up to UXGA resolutions). All inputs feature both up/down conversion capabilities, while other mixers only include two discrete outputs for independent program feeds – each having its own user selectable output resolutions.
A wide variety of transitions, including cuts, dissolves and wipes, can be achieved through user-selectable buttons built into the control surface. Furthermore, a new Lower Screen Graphic (LSG) function allows users to add lower third graphics to their presentations.
Camera control elements include a broadcast-style Hall Effect Joystick with twist handle zoom control, as well as separate Pan, Tilt and Speed control knobs. There are six discrete auto-sensing RS-232 camera control ports and 12 camera pre-sets per camera for storing frequent shots.
Additional lens features include a large production-style Manual Focus wheel, an Iris control knob allowing for live manual adjustments, push control buttons for auto iris and focus, and a Zoom Speed knob to control the speed of the electronic zoom lens.
ProductionVIEW HD is compatible with Vaddio, Panasonic, Sony, and Canon PTZ camera systems.