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.

Sometimes there's news on our staff and distributors - and more.

 

M-SAFESWITCH-2 gets powerful audio channel switching and monitoring

M-SAFESWITCH-2 new audio features

Added 22nd September 2021

The M-SAFESWITCH-2 fail-safe routing switch has gained a significant new feature – per channel audio monitoring and switching – making it Crystal Vision’s most comprehensive switching solution for those that care about audio failures.

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Real world installations bring MARBLE enhancements

MARBLE enhancements

Added 22nd September 2021

It's easy to modify the MARBLE apps for individual requirements. Customers who are using MARBLE have asked us for enhancements to either add features or to make the apps easier to use in a network environment. Because MARBLE is driven in software rather than FPGA code, these improvements can be easily made within days rather than weeks or months. Broadcast engineers who are specific in what they want will really benefit from the flexibility of MARBLE.

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M-SAFIRE brochure now available

M-SAFIRE chroma keyer brochure

Added 22nd September 2021

The M-SAFIRE app is the industry’s first and only IP chroma keyer which can also be used with SDI, or with both IP and SDI simultaneously for hybrid systems. The nine page M-SAFIRE brochure is now available for download from our website.

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White paper focus: Exploring new ways of doing broadcast graphics using web technologies

Web graphics white paper

Added 22nd September 2021

Dedicated broadcast graphics products can be costly, lock users into a single platform and require specially trained staff. These days, however, there is an alternative. For broadcasters big and small, there are advantages in using web technologies to create and display broadcast graphics – and our new white paper explores the different web technologies available and the benefits of using them.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 22nd September 2021

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Greece, India, Ireland, Turkey, UK, USA and Zimbabwe.

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Five things that make the M-SAFIRE our best chroma keyer yet

M-SAFIRE chroma keyer

Added 28th April 2021

Crystal Vision is particularly well known for its acclaimed real-time chroma keyers which are used by broadcasters all over the world. We are delighted to introduce the M-SAFIRE – a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the best chroma keyer we’ve ever produced. What makes it the best?

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The easiest way to create picture-in-picture effects

M-PIP benefits

Added 28th April 2021

Now available is a four minute video for the M-PIP – the industry’s only dedicated picture-in-picture device. Designed for IP or SDI playout applications that need one or two boxes to be inset on the main programme, the M-PIP app provides a cost-effective solution if you only require picture-in-picture functionality or you want to add extra capability to your playout or studio system.

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Case study: M-SAFESWITCH-2L app created for customer

M-SAFESWITCH-2L fail-safe switch and legaliser

Added 28th April 2021

One of the advantages of using the MARBLE-V1 media processor is that its apps can be adapted in response to customer requirements – and the newly-created M-SAFESWITCH-2L fail-safe switch and legaliser app offers a unique solution to a complex studio requirement.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 28th April 2021

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Barbados, China, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and USA.

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How to maximise the benefits of IP

IP benefits

Added 1st February 2021

"IP costs more than SDI" is something we often hear. Everyone knows that the industry is moving from SDI to IP, but a barrier to using IP equipment now is the expectation that it will be more expensive. It is certainly true that some recent IP television systems could have been built for less money by using SDI. Most of the extra cost is due to the use of SDI islands within an IP system and the requirement for large numbers of gateway converter cards. However there are processes where IP can be used to give useful solutions that would be difficult and expensive to achieve with SDI.

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Relay bypass for the apps

VR07 relay bypass

Added 1st February 2021

Relay bypass protection is being added to the MARBLE-V1 apps with the introduction of a new rear module, the VR07. Purely designed for those using the apps with both SDI inputs and SDI outputs, the relay bypass protection protects the video output on frame power failure or if the MARBLE-V1 card loses power or is removed.

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M-SAFESWITCH-2 gets new features

M-SAFESWITCH-2 fail-safe switch new features

Added 1st February 2021

One of the advantages of using the MARBLE-V1 media processor is that its apps can be adapted in response to customer requirements – and that's exactly what's happened with the M-SAFESWITCH-2, with the introduction of three new features. Ideal for planned maintenance switches or as a very sophisticated auto changeover switch and including two independent 2 x 1 switches, the M-SAFESWITCH-2 will guarantee a clean switch for sources that are IP (ST 2022 or ST 2110 video), SDI or a mixture of both.

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Rondo Media case study: Multi-tasking with M-COCO-2

Rondo Media

Added 1st February

People often think of MARBLE-V1 as being Crystal Vision's IP platform, however many customers are benefitting from the flexible SDI functionality it provides. One such customer is Welsh production company, Rondo Media.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 1st February 2021

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Australia, Denmark, France, Greece, India, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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Keeping things clean with the M-CLEANIT IP/SDI profanity delay

M-CLEANIT profanity delay

Added 24th September 2020

What makes the perfect profanity delay? We've been consulting broadcasters to establish everything they need from a profanity delay system and are delighted to announce that we can now offer all of their specified workflows in one product. Introducing the new M-CLEANIT IP/SDI profanity delay software app, which runs on our MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware. Equally suited to traditional broadcasting or social media webcasts, the M-CLEANIT offers numerous (and unique) ways to deal with video and audio profanities to keep your content protected, includes flexible delay settings and is equally suited to the IP and SDI worlds.

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Talk to our experts - wherever you are

Online meetings

Added 24th September 2020

With everyone's movements being more restricted in the last six months, we have learned some useful new ways of working, with online meeting platforms such as Zoom proving a great way to talk about and demonstrate our products and offering advantages compared to face-to-face meetings for both us and our customers.

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Latest marketing resources

Marketing resources

Added 24th September 2020

Recent months have seen the release of many more resources to help you understand MARBLE-V1 and its software apps further – whether you like to watch or read! All these resources are accessible via this website and include videos, brochures, user manuals and comparison charts.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 24th September 2020

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, China, Denmark, Greece, India, Luxembourg, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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