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Vaddio™ Expands ProductionVIEW™ Line with New HD-SDI Camera Control Console

ProductionVIEW HD-SDI Video Switching and Mixing Console Now Available

April 22, 2009

Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, introduces the ProductionVIEW HD-SDI camera control console with HD-SDI and SD-SDI video switching, video mixing and automated control functionality.

"Many of the integrated robotic cameras on the market today have SDI as a native output, or offer optional HD-SDI or SD-SDI cards," explained Rob Sheeley, president and CEO of Vaddio. "We developed ProductionVIEW HD-SDI for users who need a quality HD-SDI switcher with joystick camera control built into a single console."

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ProductionVIEW HD-SDI camera control console with HD-SDI and SD-SDI video switching, video mixing and automated control functionality. .

Due to the increased demand of Serial Digital Interface (SDI) in live broadcast, Vaddio created the ProductionVIEW HD-SDI multi-camera control system with an integrated 6 x 2 HD/SD-SDI seamless video switcher. The ProductionVIEW HD-SDI is designed to connect easily via a single coax cable for video. ProductionVIEW HD-SDI includes the 3 Gigahertz HD-SDI standard (SMPTE 424M) for 1080p video, as well as SMPTE 292M (HD-SDI at 720p or 1080i) and SMPTE 259M (SD-SDI).

The control surfaces includes a broadcast-style 3-axis 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. Because ProductionVIEW HD-SDI 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 6 x 2 switcher accepts any combination of input signals from HD-SDI and SD-SDI video sources, featuring both up/down conversion capabilities - the Program and Preview outputs have their own user selectable output resolutions. In addition, an external reference input is included to allow Program and Preview outputs to be connected to a house sync generator Gen Locked to another switcher or routing mixer.

ProductionVIEW HD-SDI is the ideal switcher and camera control system for those applications requiring the highest quality video for live event production.

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