TV One’s new C2-7310 multi-format, dual channel HD video and audio processor follows the award winning C2-7200 adding full HD-SDI multi-channel audio processing. The new C2-7310 was created to address the evolving needs of the Pro AV and Broadcast markets and supports virtually every bi-directional analog-to-HDTV conversion imaginable all within a compact 1 RU enclosure.
The superior audio processing capability of the C2-7310 allows the user to mix, route and delay any of the 16 HD-SDI (from the 2 HD-SDI inputs) or 16 AES3-id stereo audio channels, process them (including broadcast quality sample-rate conversion), and output them as AES3-id stereo audio or embedded into the HD-SDI output. Because of its dual-channel nature, the C2-7310 can do this twice, with each output having 8 stereo audio channels assigned to it. AES3-id inputs and outputs are via two HD44 connectors at the rear, which can be linked to various A2-7300 units to provide analog audio on XLR or terminal blocks.
The C2-7310 adds all this audio processing power to the video processing capability found in the previous C2-7000 Series products. Beyond its versatility in converting between analog and HD-SDI, the C2-7310 additionally houses the power of many other components ranging from a high-definition video scaler and multi-format seamless switcher to a dual picture-in-picture device, edgeblending device, chroma/luma keyer, aspect ratio converter, logo inserter and much more.
Serving as the central force behind this level of functionality are two completely independent scaling engines and two video mixers which utilize TV One’s proprietary CORIO2 technology. True 4:4:4 processing provides full-bandwidth color for precise keying, including soft keys. The device has 11 inputs accommodating multiple HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVI, YPbPr, RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YCbCr, composite and S-Video signals, as well as all HDTV formats and any PC resolution up to 2048×2048. All of these formats may be freely mixed within the unit via cut, fade or special effect transitions. The two independent output channels each offer SDI (SD or HD), DVI-I, any RGB format and CV and SV. Armed with the ability to alter the aspect ratio of any input, the unit also allows different SDTV and HDTV images to be intermixed in any operating mode.
The secret behind the flexibility of TV One’s CORIO2 circuitry is rooted in a dynamically reprogrammable conversion engine that transcends the fixed capabilities of third-party chip sets commonly used as the central building blocks in traditional video processors.
Local control is provided by the 48-button CORIO EXP Front Panel designed expressly for handling live events. These buttons plus the multi-way navigation control and integrated LCD bring all the control needed for quick and easy access right to the front panel. The device can also be remotely controlled via an RS-232 or IP interface. A Windows control panel is included and the optional CC-300 Hardware Control Panel provides the look and feel of a production switcher. Like all other CORIO2-based products, firmware updates for the C2-7310 can be downloaded for free from TV One’s website.
This product is being demonstrated at the up-coming ISE 2008 Exhibition being held in Amsterdam from 29th to 31st January next year. You can still register for your free ticket to this show using TV One’s unique invite code; visit the TV One Website www.tvone.co.uk for more details. Alternatively call our European Sales Department on +44 (0) 1843 873311.