07.21.2008 12:28 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Echolab offers multi-display option for Overture switcher line
Echolab has released the SuperBox module, which enables users of its Overture series production switchers to display up to six sources simultaneously. Facilitating more complex productions, the SuperBox feature allows directors and switcher operators to incorporate multiple video boxes without compromising the switcher’s DVE capabilities.
Echolab's SuperBox module board and firmware are designed for SD Overture systems, and their functionality is accessible via the switcher’s new SuperSource crosspoint key. SuperSource is a user-configurable custom layout that can consist of up to six sources using multiple internal keyers, available through a crosspoint button. With this enhanced keying capacity, SuperSource makes it easy to transition to and from a multiple-box shot.
The operator can build a custom layout of up to four boxes and graphics with key and then assign the composition to a crosspoint button. The addition of SuperBox and its Intelligent Masking capability provides the flexibility to move or scale each box with the mask, or to move and scale video while keeping the mask stationary.
For more information, visit www.echolab.com.