News

News

This is a good page to visit if you want to find out what's been happening in the world of Crystal Vision recently.

Read about newly-launched products and additional features for existing products. Or discover how the products are helping broadcast engineers in our case studies.

Then there's often some news on our staff and distributors - and more.

 

IP and more at the NAB Show

2017 NAB Show

Added 29th March 2017

Booth N3010 at the 2017 NAB Show will be showing our forward-looking Vision frame system – suitable for SDI, IP and 4K – which is now shipping, along with its core cards essential for any interface system including up and down converters, synchronisers, fibre optic transmitters and receivers, audio embedders/de-embedders and distribution amplifiers for analogue and digital video and audio. There will, of course, also be a chance to see the popular products from our Indigo system, including chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches. One of the hot discussion topics on our NAB booth will be video over IP. With future-proofing at their core, we believe that our range of IP gateway products embrace the correct approach to integrating SDI into an IP environment.

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Safire 3 chroma keyer: better than ever

Safire 3 new processing

Added 29th March 2017

The Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer has recently been upgraded with some new processing features which are already proving popular with customers. Working with resolutions from SD to 1080p, and incorporating features such as lighting compensation, colour correction, framestore synchronisers and ten frames of video delay, broadcasters everywhere are using Safire 3 for applications from weather to immersive virtual studios. So what's new?

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New resources news

New resources news

Added 29th March 2017

With the release and shipping of the Vision frame system and its first 12 interface cards, we've released a lot of new marketing and other useful resources. Many of these are available in the Registered Area on our website – to access them please log in at www.crystalvision.tv or e-mail web@crystalvision.tv to request a Registered Area password. Here's a roundup of what's new.

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Introducing Sales Administrator Robyn

First Vision shipment

Added 29th March 2017

Robyn Tate joined Crystal Vision in February as Sales Administrator. Seeking a part-time role that would fit around her two children, Robyn was particularly attracted by the friendly environment at Crystal Vision, while her ten years of solid sales admin experience coupled with an NVQ in Business Administration made her the obvious choice for this role. Robyn is quickly getting to grips with all the tasks and systems involved in her new job and is very much enjoying every aspect of the learning process.

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Obsolete products news

Obsolete products

Added 29th March 2017

As new products are introduced, other products are withdrawn, and we've recently made a handful of our products obsolete...

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 29th March 2017

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Malta, Norway Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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Vision frame ships

First Vision shipment

Added 14th December 2016

The first Vision shipment left the building on 7th November on its way up to Scotland. The Vision 3 frame and the first 12 cards in the Vision range are therefore now officially released and available for you to order.

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Synchronising and more with SYNNER-VF

SYNNER-VF synchroniser

Added 14th December 2016

SYNNER-VF is the multi-functional video synchroniser from the Vision frame system – designed as always to save engineers money and rack space. Working with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources and both AES and analogue audio, SYNNER-VF combines a video synchroniser, tracking audio delay, embedder, de-embedder, audio processor and video proc-amp.

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Embedding with Vision

TANDEM10-VF embedder and de-embedder

Added 14th December 2016

For those that don't need the synchronising features of SYNNER-VF, TANDEM10-VF is a dedicated audio embedder/de-embedder with the ability to embed and de-embed a mixture of up to four groups of AES and two groups of analogue audio at the same time. TANDEM10-VF gives you more video outputs compared to TANDEM 310 from the Indigo range, offering up to three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs with 110 ohm AES or analogue audio and four outputs (three BNC plus one fibre) with 75 ohm AES.

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Standardise on our new up and down converters

UP-DOWN-VF up and down converters

Added 14th December 2016

Crystal Vision has released four up and down converters for the Vision frame system. The UP-DOWN-VF family has inherited the excellent picture processing from Indigo's Up-Down 3G range – which has seen broadcasters standardise on the output picture quality of Crystal Vision up and down converters – and also introduces some new benefits for the first time.

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New distributor for Portugal

Portugal distributor

Added 14th December 2016

Novabase is the new Crystal Vision distributor for Portugal. Novabase is a large company with 2,400 staff based in offices in Portugal, Spain, UAE, Mozambique, Angola and the UK, with its main business to provide software solutions for a variety of industries. A broadcast-focused department at the Lisbon office was keen to become the Crystal Vision distributor for Portugal due to our high quality products and support. This Novabase team includes extremely knowledgeable people who have previously worked for the national broadcaster RTP, and are therefore skilled in advising customers on appropriate solutions. Customers based in Portugal should contact Bruno Gama on 213 836 300 or bruno.gama@novabase.pt.

 

Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 14th December 2016

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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