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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES LINEAR KEYER THAT WORKS WITH BOTH IP AND SDI Posted: 08/09/2020
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES LINEAR KEYER THAT WORKS WITH BOTH IP AND SDI

Crystal Vision has released a linear keyer that works with IP (SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video), with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time. The M-KEY can key one externally-generated graphic over a video stream or a matte and is a traditional linear keyer designed for those who use a character generator or graphics PC to provide their key and fill sources. The M-KEY is ideal for a wide range of channel branding and graphic overlay applications, while the mixed IP/SDI I/O means that it can provide a cost-effective solution for those using SDI caption generators to key into an IP feed, with the SDI to IP conversion included in the cost of the keyer. The M-KEY is a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware, a card housed in the Vision frame which features a powerful CPU/GPU processor and both SDI and 10GbE IP network interface connections.

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CRYSTAL VISION MAKES CREATING PICTURE-IN-PICTURE EFFECTS EASIER WITH M-PIP Posted: 07/08/2020
CRYSTAL VISION MAKES CREATING PICTURE-IN-PICTURE EFFECTS EASIER WITH M-PIP Crystal Vision has released the industry's first dedicated picture-in-picture device. Designed for IP or SDI playout applications that need one or two picture-in-picture boxes to be inset on the main programme, the M-PIP allows two input flows to be sized and positioned in advance and then layered over either the third input flow or an internal matte generator. The M-PIP can be used with IP (SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video), with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time, and is a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware, a card housed in the Vision frame which features a powerful CPU/GPU processor and both SDI and 10GbE IP network interface connections. Picture-in-picture functionality has previously only been available as part of some production mixers, channel-in-a-box systems and master control mixers. As a dedicated double box generator, the M-PIP therefore provides a cost-effective solution for those who only require picture-in-picture functionality, while it can also be used to add extra capability to a standard playout or studio system.
Tags: Crystal Vision | M-PIP | IP picture-in-picture | SDI picture-in-picture
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CRYSTAL VISION REDUCES THE COST OF CREATING VIDEO GRAPHICS WITH M-WEBKEY Posted: 10/07/2020
CRYSTAL VISION REDUCES THE COST OF CREATING VIDEO GRAPHICS WITH M-WEBKEY

Crystal Vision has introduced a unique new way to do broadcast graphics. Rather than using video sources for the key and fill signals like traditional linear keyers, the M-WEBKEY web page keyer can key a web page on to an IP or SDI video stream – using the power of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, XML and JSON to add still and animated on-screen text and graphics as well as sophisticated data-driven graphics. The M-WEBKEY is already causing broadcasters to rethink their graphics workflows. Compared to traditional linear keying, this new method of keying is lower cost (no need for an expensive character generator or graphics PC), provides an easier workflow (with less video sources to deal with), simplifies the network (web pages use very little bandwidth compared to uncompressed video), makes efficient use of resources (the broadcaster's website and programmes can share the same graphics) and makes it easier to find suitable operators (with web page design a common skill). The M-WEBKEY is a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware, a card housed in the Vision frame which features a powerful CPU/GPU processor and both SDI and 10GbE IP network interface connections.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IP web page keyer | SDI web page keyer | IP keyer | SDI keyer | graphics
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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FEATURE-PACKED COLOUR CORRECTOR Posted: 27/05/2020
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FEATURE-PACKED COLOUR CORRECTOR

Crystal Vision has released its most feature-packed colour corrector and legaliser to date. The M-COCO-2 is Crystal Vision's first dual channel colour corrector, helping broadcasters save money by being 24% cheaper per channel than the company's alternative product. The M-COCO-2's ability to work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time makes it the industry's first colour corrector to offer IP connectivity (supporting both SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video), while its extensive features also make it a good solution for hybrid systems as well as fully SDI installations. 

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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FOUR VIDEO DELAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH IP AND SDI Posted: 30/03/2020
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FOUR VIDEO DELAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH IP AND SDI

Crystal Vision continues its commitment to being the leading video delay provider with the release of four variable video delays that can work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time and provide up to 32 seconds of delay. Designed to match any equipment with a processing delay, Crystal Vision's latest video delays are software apps that run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and can easily be replaced if needs change. Broadcast engineers can choose a version with the features they need, selecting the required number of channels (single, dual or triple) and the required amount of delay (up to 100, 200, 400 or 800 frames). These are the industry's first video delays to offer IP connectivity (supporting both SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video over 10GbE IP networks), while for those working with SDI they introduce a 3G/HD/SD-capable video delay to the Vision frame system for the first time – with the easiest possible upgrade path to IP. The inclusion of IP to SDI and SDI to IP gateway functionality also makes them the ideal video delay for hybrid systems.

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CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS TEN NEW IP VIDEO PROCESSING APPS TO THE 2020 NAB SHOW (BOOTH SL7409) Posted: 25/02/2020
CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS TEN NEW IP VIDEO PROCESSING APPS TO THE 2020 NAB SHOW (BOOTH SL7409)

On Booth SL7409 at the 2020 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing the latest picture processing software apps for its MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware, all of which can work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time. The functionality offered by these apps – which support ST 2022, ST 2110 video and 31 different SDI standards including 1080p – includes web browser keying, linear keying, picture-in-picture, clean switching, video delay, colour correction and up and down conversion. Their support for multiple signal formats gives the easiest possible SDI to IP upgrade, while also making the apps perfect for mixed SDI and IP installations as well as fully IP environments. One of the booth highlights will be the unique M-WEBKEY IP/SDI web browser keyer app, which provides a cost-effective alternative to a full graphics system. Other SDI products on show include the popular Cleanit profanity delays and Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IP web browser IP keyer | linear keyer | IP picture-in-picture | IP fail-safe routing switch | IP video delay | IP colour corrector | IP up and down converter | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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CRYSTAL VISION NOW SHIPPING IP GATEWAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH ST 2022 AND ST 2110 Posted: 06/02/2020
CRYSTAL VISION NOW SHIPPING IP GATEWAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH ST 2022 AND ST 2110

Crystal Vision has released three IP gateways which work with ST 2110 video as well as ST 2022, increasing their usefulness in broadcast systems. IP inputs and outputs are individually selectable between ST 2022 and ST 2110, allowing use with both protocols at the same time if required. Designed for transporting uncompressed video over 10GbE IP networks, Crystal Vision's IP gateways are software apps that run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and offer an extensive set of features that make it easy to get and keep IP systems working.

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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FLEXIBLE BUDGET-FRIENDLY PROFANITY DELAY SYSTEM FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO Posted: 22/05/2019
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FLEXIBLE BUDGET-FRIENDLY PROFANITY DELAY SYSTEM FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO

Cleanit is Crystal Vision's new profanity delay system. One of the few products available for protecting video as well as audio, Cleanit allows a live content stream to be delayed by up to 20 seconds in HD (ten seconds in 3Gb/s or 110 seconds in SD), giving the operator time to react and prevent the broadcast of unwanted or offensive video or audio material – such as expletives, obscene gestures, wardrobe malfunctions, bloopers, competitor mentions, coughing fits or technical problems. Features which make Cleanit the ideal profanity delay solution include its budget-friendly flexibility (multiple packages allow the broadcaster to just pay for the amount of protection needed), the ability to delay the programme by the exact amount required and the simple, intuitive control using a smart button box or computer GUI – with the choice of either manual or automatic operation of the cover/uncover functions.

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CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND SDI PROFANITY DELAYS TO THE 2019 NAB SHOW (BOOTH SL11513) Posted: 13/02/2019
CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND SDI PROFANITY DELAYS TO THE 2019 NAB SHOW (BOOTH SL11513)

On Booth SL11513 at the 2019 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and its initial software apps: IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators which can make adjustments to IP flows and are ideal for use as a media firewall. The company will also be demonstrating its popular SDI chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays, colour correctors and fail-safe routing switches – including its new profanity delay range which make it easy to remove unwanted audio or video from a live feed.

Tags: Crystal Vision | 2019 NAB Show | video over IP | media firewalls | profanity delays | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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CRYSTAL VISION SOLVES BROADCASTERS IP AND SDI PROBLEMS AT BVE 2019 (STAND E50) Posted: 15/01/2019
CRYSTAL VISION SOLVES BROADCASTERS IP AND SDI PROBLEMS AT BVE 2019 (STAND E50)

Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP . Crystal Vision will also be showing its extensive range of modular interface and keyers for those planning SDI projects, including its popular chroma keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches.

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FLEXIBLE SECURITY ADDED TO CRYSTAL VISIONS FRAMES Posted: 25/10/2018
FLEXIBLE SECURITY ADDED TO CRYSTAL VISIONS FRAMES

Crystal Vision has recently added flexible security to its Indigo and Vision frames, with the ability to switch off services that are not required. Designed to make the control of the company's SDI and IP cards more secure, it is now possible for a user to individually disable FTP, HTTP, SNMP, ASCII, SSH and the Statesman PC control software in order to prevent unwanted access to the frames. It is also possible to remove the Network Configuration, SNMP Configuration and Software Upgrade menus, should this be required.

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CRYSTAL VISION SHOWS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND REDUCED-PRICE CHROMA KEYER AT IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28) Posted: 17/07/2018
CRYSTAL VISION SHOWS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND REDUCED-PRICE CHROMA KEYER AT IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)

The MARBLE-V1 media processor is the industry's most flexible solution to video over IP. Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on MARBLE-V1 hardware, with apps that are bought with the hardware able to be replaced with different apps as needs change – helping broadcast engineers to make the most of their budgets.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IBC 2018 | Video over IP | Safire 3 | chroma keyer
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BIG PRICE REDUCTION FOR CRYSTAL VISIONS FLAGSHIP CHROMA KEYER Posted: 25/04/2018
BIG PRICE REDUCTION FOR CRYSTAL VISIONS FLAGSHIP CHROMA KEYER

Crystal Vision has significantly reduced the price of its Safire 3 chroma keyer, making it now the lowest cost of the industry's best real-time chroma keyers and with the price drop bringing benefits to both large and small broadcasters.

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CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS SMPTE 2110 APPS TO THE 2018 NAB SHOW (BOOTH N2516) Posted: 06/03/2018
CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS SMPTE 2110 APPS TO THE 2018 NAB SHOW (BOOTH N2516)

On Booth N2516 at the 2018 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators for making adjustments to IP flows – including protocol conversion between ST 2022 and ST 2110. Designed for smaller projects and ideal for housing MARBLE-V1, the new Vision 1 1U frame brings further flexibility to the Vision frame system and incorporates the usual Vision benefits including numerous signal outputs. Crystal Vision will also be showing the keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches from its well-established Indigo frame system, including the acclaimed Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer which in addition to gaining new features has been significantly reduced in price – opening up its high quality chroma keying to systems that previously had to rely on the chroma keyer in their mixers.

Tags: NAB2018 | Crystal Vision | Safire 3 | chroma keyer | IP | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS IP APPS TO BVE 2018 (STAND M01) Posted: 03/01/2018
CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS IP APPS TO BVE 2018 (STAND M01)

Stand M01 at BVE 2018 will be showing the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware Crystal Vision's flexible IP platform which runs software apps and fits in the company's Vision frames. With the initial apps being gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 as well as an IP to IP translator for making adjustments to IP streams, MARBLE-V1 provides the easiest upgrade path to SMPTE 2110 with the simple installation of a new low-cost app. Ideal for housing MARBLE-V1, the new Vision 1 1U frame brings further flexibility to the Vision frame system, providing housing for up to four cards and incorporating the usual Vision benefits including numerous signal outputs, dual reference syncs distributed from the frame and the ability to be used with higher bandwidth signals such as IP and 4K.

Tags: Crystal Vision | BVE 2018 | MARBLE-V1 | IP | Vision | SMPTE 2110 | Indigo
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