Barco PDS-902 3G Scaler / Seamless Presentation Switcher

The PDS series is designed to meet today’s requirements for a high-quality, easy-to-use and fast seamless switcher with more digital inputs at an affordable price. Thanks to its straightforward setup and operation the PDS is a perfect fit for live events, boardrooms, hotel ballrooms, houses of worship, education and training facilities and fixed installations.

The  PDS-902 3G models feature four DVI-I inputs with full HDCP 1.0 support. It includes one 3G/HD/SD SDI and four universal analog inputs. All analog and DVI inputs support the EDID 1.3 specification. Users can capture and store up to three images that can be used as a LOGO source during the presentation. Built-in test patterns are also provided.

Program output

All models offer simultaneous program output via the DVI and analog connectors. The PDS-902 3G model includes an SDI output supporting SD/HD/3G rates and BarcoLink for easy connection to your Barco projectors. In addition, the PDS-902 3G offers a preview output that can be set at different resolution than the program output. Users have the option of displaying one of three signals on the preview output: program, preview or test pattern.

Processing

  • Fast source acquisition
  • Fast and seamless switching
  • Auxiliary control from Encore and ScreenPRO-II controllers
  • Up to three LOGO stores/recall capability
  • Low video delay
  • Software download via USB

Inputs

  • All resolutions from NTSC/PAL up to WUXGA including all HD resolutions
  • EDID support for analog and DVI sources
  • DVI, analog, SDI 3G/HD/SD and BarcoLink
  • HDCP 1.0 support for all DVI sources

Preview and program outputs

  • All progressive resolutions from 480p up to WUXGA/HD
  • DVI, analog, SDI 3G/HD/SD and BarcoLink
  • Full screen outputs and PIPs
  • Dual PIP mode
  • 9×2 Matrix mode
  • Zoom and Stretch fit modes
  • Supports HDCP compliant displays
  • Built-in test patterns
  • Independent resolutions for program and preview outputs

Mechanical

  • Auto ranging power supply
  • Slim 1 RU height
  • Width: 19” rack

Roland V-800HD in rental stock for hire in London

 

 

Here at Present Communications ltd, we’ve been using this amazing vision mixer/switcher/scaler/magic box for a while now and we thought it was about time to tell you about it.  The reason we say it’s a magic box is because it has a scaler on every input meaning you don’t have to match inputs.  Each input can be individually scaled, stretched, cropped and zoomed as required to fit any available output resolution.

 

Stellar Image Quality at 1080p (3G-SDI)
Supports 1080p video signals at bit rates as high as 3 Gbps – twice the rate of conventional HD. Asserts all the vividness of high-realism, high-detail camera and computer sources.
True Multi-format Performance
There’s no need to convert the input source to match the video output format. The built-in scalers up-convert and down-convert any video source to the optimal resolution.
Full Range of Connectivity
The V-800HD supports a large number of input formats, from analog to digital, with all the necessary connectors. The SDI connectors accommodate 3G, HD, and SD. The DVI-I connectors pull full duty for DVI-D, DVI-A and even HDMI using a simple HDMI/DVI adapter. The Mini D-Sub 15 pin type connector accommodates SD/HD component as well as computer input via RGB.
4:4:4/10-bit Internal Processing
The V-800HD uses 4:4:4/10-bit internal signal processing. This lets you achieve compositing and output with no reduction in high-detail RGB signals driven from a computer. The result is a sharp, unblurred display of video and text, even on large screens and LED displays. The V-800HD delivers high image quality for all uses, from live broadcasts to event displays.
Newly Developed Key-compositing Engine
Along with the upgraded internal signal processing, a newly developed keyer is included. Chroma Key lets you adjust phase range, amount of chroma, and other parameters based on HSV colour space that is closely related to human chromatic sensation. This allows you to achieve high quality and tight chroma key compositing even when using 1080p video sources. What’s more, the V-800HD can accept an External Key. This attractively composites colourful CG titles and gradation/transparency clips, enabling you to achieve visual effects that are even more impressive.
Multiviewer Output for Source Monitoring
The multiviewer output allows you to monitor the status of all input sources plus the Program and Preview outputs. The convenient HDMI connector enables the use of a readily available and affordable monitor.
Built-in HDCP Mode
When playing back a Blu-ray disc that contains commercial content or digital broadcast programming, the digital output is encoded using HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Content Protection), which is one means of copyright protection. This means that switchers that are not HDCP-compatible will not display or pass-through such video content, even in cases where permission for use in a live event was obtained from the copyright holder. To resolve this problem, the V-800HD features a dedicated mode that officially supports HDCP. A panel indicator lets you check the operating state when the unit is in the HDCP mode.
Scalers You Can Use Any Way You Like
The V-800HD features scalers that let you make settings independently for every input source. With these, you can take input sources of different resolutions and adjust to any sizing and resolution including odd-sized LED walls. You can freely scale digital, analog RGB, and component sources.
A Full Range of Keyers
In addition to the newly designed Picture-in-Picture (PinP), Luminance Key, Chroma Key, and DSK for 4:4:4/10-bit input, you can also use an External Key.
Multi-Zoom
Using the shared input function, you can assign the video on channel 1 to channels 2 through 4 and the video on channel 5 to channels 6 through 8. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image enabling a virtual multi-camera environment. This gives the appearance that you have additional cameras connected.

 

 

 

– 8 Input (4 SDI/Composite + 4 DVI-I/HDMI/RGB/Component)
– 6 Output (2 SDI + 2 DVI-D/HDMI + RGB/Component + Composite)
– 4:4:4/10-bit Internal Processing
– 1 M/E (Key, PinP) + DSK
– Built-in frame synchronizers and scalers on all inputs
– SDI support: 3G, HD, and SD
– DVI-D / RGB / HDMI support
– Input status LEDs
– HDCP support
– Live access to two still-image sources
– 10 assignable cross-points
– Multiviewer monitor output

 

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