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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 16, 2008) – Vaddio, the leading designer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, introduced the newest addition to the ProductionVIEW line of camera control systems, ProductionVIEW HD. Designed to handle the most demanding live broadcast or staging events, yet it’s still simple enough to allow a novice to control a multi-camera shoot like a pro. ProductionVIEW HD integrates PTZ camera control and multi-format HD/SD live switching with real-time graphics and effects into one easy-to-use control console.

“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, Sony, and Canon PTZ camera systems.

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About Vaddio:

Vaddio is the leading designer 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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