05.18.2009 11:02 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Vaddio debuts ProductionVIEW HD-SDI
Vaddio debuted the ProductionVIEW HD-SDI, an HD-SDI multi-camera control system with an integrated 6 x 2 HD/SD-SDI seamless video switcher. Because the majority of robotic PTZ cameras currently available on the market offer HD-SDI or SD-SDI cards, the ProductionVIEW HD-SDI is designed to connect easily via a single coax cable for video. It 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 surface includes a broadcast-style three-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.