Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Vaddio ships ProductionVIEW camera control console with multiviewer
The ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV is an all-in-one camera control console with HD-SDI/SDI video switching/mixing, a built-in multiviewer, lower screen graphics and automated control functionality.
Vaddio's TeleTouch multiviewer touchscreen monitors allow switching of all live video feeds, and up to 12 video thumbnail presets can be created, recalled and stored by simply touching the monitor. The thumbnails are a snapshot of what the camera preset shot looks like, to make storing and recalling presets even easier. By touching a thumbnail, the camera will pan, tilt and zoom to that position.
An additional capability of the system is Dual Bus Multiview output. This allows the user to switch between Preview and Program as discrete outputs — with one going to an IMAG Projector and the other going to a recording device. You now have three options for configuring the system: Preview/Program mode, Dual Bus mode and a third discreet multiviewer output for control and display.
All inputs are autosensing for video resolution, control and camera type. Video inputs include five HD-SDI/SDI (480i to 1080p) inputs on BNC connectors and a single DVI-I input on channel six that allows for multiple formats (DVI-D, YPbPr, RGBHV and HDMI) with 36 additional input resolutions. The outputs have been enhanced to include both HD-SDI and HDMI outputs — a distinct advantage when choosing a set of inexpensive preview and program monitors or using Vaddio TeleTouch touchscreen monitors.
The control surface includes a broadcast-style three-axis Hall effect joystick with twist-handle zoom control and separate pan, tilt and speed control knobs. Because ProductionVIEW HD-SDI MV 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 IMAG is used.