Kramer Launches Unique All in One Solution

Jerusalem, Israel – April 5, 2005 – Kramer Electronics, Ltd., a worldwide supplier of audio, video and computer graphics signal distribution, switching and processing equipment for the broadcast, production, security, education, home theater and ProAV presentation markets, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its product line – the SP-11D multi-standard, multi-format video processor. The SP-11D is a broadcast quality video processor with unique powerful features, unmatched by any other processor on the market today. The SP-11D will accept an input signal in various formats including composite, Y/C, YUV, RGB, RGBS or SDI, and outputs all these formats simultaneously. The unit also has a genlock input, a genlock output and a split-screen output. It will convert signals to any video standard, and the output can be genlocked to an external video reference. Alternatively, the SP-11D can synthesize its own timing to provide a full time-base corrected (TBC) output. “This product is a universal single-box solution for all video processing needs”, states Chris Kopin, vice president of Product Development for Kramer Electronics US. “This compact unit delivers signal processing, format conversion, standards conversion and time base correction functions, all with full 10-bit digital processing so there is no compromise on quality.” The SP-11D provides the most important ProcAmp controls, including video gain, brightness, contrast, color, hue and both horizontal and vertical sharpness control. The unit also offers a full range of color control features for the YUV and RGB color spaces and includes a four-field processing memory to ensure the highest possible picture quality. It also has 16 non-volatile memory locations for storing and recalling settings and will retain the last used settings upon power down. For ease of use, the SP-11D has a split-screen output for easy viewing of the “before and after” effects of ProcAmp changes made to the input signal. And this product is also equipped with a freeze frame function. The SP-11D can process, convert and output a wide range of signal standards, including PAL-B, PAL-M, PAL-N, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43 and SECAM signals. This model can also be genlocked to an external video reference signal with control of horizontal delay and SCH phase or it can function as a time base corrector (TBC) by synthesizing its own timing signal which can be used to genlock a system. The SP-11D utilizes full 10-bit processing to ensure high quality performance. Control of the unit can be achieved through simple front-panel buttons along with a convenient 7-segment LCD display, and also via RS-232 for use with a computer or third party control system.