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Apr 22

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (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.”

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.

About Vaddio:

Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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