tvONE looks to raise AV performance standards with newest CORIO2 Universal Scaler

TvONE, a designer and manufacturer of video and multimedia processing equipment, has unveiled its newest CORIO2 Universal Scaler. The C2-2855 is the first in a new generation of high performance scalers providing best-in-class video scaling and format conversion along with revolutionary, intuitive user interface tools.

The C2-2855 has more input/output flexibility than any other previous tvONE scaler and can be set up and managed using a new, innovative front panel or via a computer-based emulator that allows setup in less than 1/3 the time of the previous generation. The front panel helps with setup time and quick configuration changes with 2-press presets.

The C2-2855 provides high quality bi-directional conversion between a variety of analogue and digital video formats. Inputs and outputs can be SD/HD/3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, Composite Video, YC, YUV, YPbPr or RGB. An included key feature allows an image to be keyed over another and faded in and out due to the 4:4:4 sampling format for RGB sources, precise keying at the pixel level can be achieved.

Transitions permit Seamless Cut, Fade or Wipe transitions between input sources and the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) functionality allows an input to be inset in a window over a second input or vice versa, with the PIP window having the ability to be placed anywhere on the screen. The Genlock feature ensures precise synchronisation of the incoming signals by providing a wide subcarrier lock range with subcarrier phase adjust. Frame lock allows for different resolutions to be used independent of the Genlock resolution.

Control software is available for the C2-2855 on several Windows PC OS platforms and interfaces directly with the C2-2855. A front panel display and contextual buttons makes setup easy. The unit is housed in a desktop case and can be rack-mounted with an optional 19-inch rack mount kit that holds one or two units.

Elimination circuitry on CV & YC outputs ensure crisp, clear images, while full bandwidth chroma sampling ensures faithfully reproduced, high resolution colours. Motion compensation, diagonal interpolation and a 3:2 Pulldown feature for NTSC greatly improve the image quality. Temporal interpolation greatly improves frame-rate conversion by merging successive frames. Pixel Level Motion Adaptive Diagonal Interpolation ensures high quality de-interlacing of PAL and NTSC signals. The unit can be controlled via the front panel push buttons, a serial (RS-232) or Ethernet (IP) connection.

It also adds Still Image Store and Logo Layering. Signal parameters of the incoming video may be adjusted, and all settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are retained even when power is switched off. Twelve user-defined presets are available to customise settings for various applications.


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