The VP727XL In-CTRL Dual Scaler Seamless Switcher is a true multi-standard video to graphics scaler and seamless switcher with 8 universal inputs comprising 5 BNCs, each of which can accommodate a composite video, S-Video, component video or RGBHV signal. Inputs 1 and 2 can also be configured to HDMI inputs. The unit has dual scalers, one for the preview and the other for the program output. Dual scalers are required to perform ‘True’ seamless transitions from one source to another.
The VP729 is a 9-input scaler/switcher for analogue and digital video, unbalanced stereo, and S/PDIF audio signals. It scales any video signal (composite, S-Video (Y/C), component video (YUV), HDMI, computer graphics (video and jpeg files) up or down to a selectable graphics or HDTV output resolution via HDMI or 15-pin HD outputs. It provides glitch-free switching between sources through FTB (fade-thru-black) switching technology.
Gary Kayye recently published his 2009 “Crystal Ball” prediction and announced the rAVe 2009 Top Products for the best up-and-coming products of the year. Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) is one of only ten new products receiving this award. In his article, Kayye noted that DM is a whole-house HDMI distribution system (along with all analogue audio and video, DVI, DisplayPort, Ethernet and USB) that includes an integrated Crestron control system and the ability to route virtually any signal input (such as uncompressed HD digital) to anywhere via Cat5e or Fiber.