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TV One releases the new C2-260 PCI/ISA Card Video Scaler with Overlay and Edgeblending facilities

MARGATE, Kent, 30th April 2007 — The new C2-260 PCI/ISA Card Video Scaler from TV One provides high-quality Up-Conversion from standard video formats (PAL, NTSC or SECAM) to computer or HDTV Signals as well as Cross-Conversion from any PC/HD signal to any other. Complete with standard features such as Genlock, Picture-in-Picture, Keying, Mixing and Edgeblending this remarkable product is now available to order across the globe.

The video inputs available on the C2-260 are 2x Composite Video, 2x S-Video or 1x RGBHV, YUV or YPbPr Component. The output is selectable as any computer resolution up to 2048 x 2048 at virtually any vertical refresh rate and all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p. A wide variety of computer signal formats are available to support PC, Mac and Workstation formats.

TV One’s exclusive AutoSet feature takes all of the hassle out of setup by automatically sizing and positioning the computer image to fit exactly on the video screen and an OSD (On-Screen Display) is also provided to assist further. All of the functions of the unit can be controlled via a Windows Control Panel from the host PC via an RS-232 connection. An Infrared Port is located on the card’s mounting plate and an optional Remote Control Unit is available. Like the entire range of C2 products available from TV One, many third-party control systems interface directly with the C2-260 and all of the settings are stored in a non-volatile memory and are retained even when power is switched off.

The C2-260 features a wide variety of additional capabilities such as scaling of the RGB or YPbPr input, Genlock, PIP, Chroma and Luma Keying, Mixing and Edgeblending. The Key Mode allows computer graphics to be keyed over an external Composite or S-Video signal or vice versa. The keyed image may be faded in and out and due to the 4:4:4 sampling format, precise keying at the pixel level can be achieved. The Mix Mode permits glitch-free mixing between the computer image and external video. The PIP Mode allows the computer inputs to be inset in a window over either of the video inputs or vice versa. The C2-260 also comes with Edgeblending as a standard feature and because of the ability to “feather” any or all of the edges, multiple outputs (using more than one compatible C2 product) can be aligned horizontally, vertically or both to create unusual displays. Edgeblending can be applied to any of the inputs on the C2-260 including the Composite and S-Video inputs and since all of the processing is done within the unit, special advance preparation of the video source is not necessary.

Like all C2 products from TV One, the C2-260 is powered by TV One’s own proprietary technology known as CORIO2, the most flexible video processing engine now available that is completely firmware based. This means that the C2-260 can be upgraded at any time by downloading the latest firmware version from the support website. This enables new features to be added to the unit many years after the initial purchase. This “obsolescence insurance” means that the C2-260 product can always be upgraded to the latest version available.

The C2-260 PCI/ISA Card Video Scaler retails at £595 (€875) and is available to order now.

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The entire TV One product line can also be viewed on their website www.tvone.co.uk, alternatively you can contact their European Sales and Technical Department on +44 (0) 1843 873311 or at sales.europe@tvone.com.

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