Crystal Vision adds three new features to aspect ratio converter

September 11, 2008

At IBC2008, Crystal Vision is showcasing three new features of its ARC-10MC 10-bit aspect ratio converter.

The new features make the ARC-10MC useful for some automation applications and provide an extra layer of security to protect the program output.

The new features include:

  • Video index detection and insertion allows users to auto-switch the board to bypass if the input is already in the required aspect ratio, which is determined from index data carried in the video as defined in SMPTE RP186.
  • Widescreen signaling (WSS) detection and insertion, which is based on the 625-line standard ETSI EN 300 294, allows the user to bypass the processing when the WSS indicates that the input is a specific shape.
  • Relay bypass protection, which is made available via a new RM43 frame rear module. Relay bypass protection helps maintain program output in the event of power failure or board removal.

See Crystal Vision at IBC2008 Stand 2.B11, or visit

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