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.

 

Introducing the SMPTE 2110 apps

2110 apps

Added 29th March 2018

Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware – the industry's most flexible solution to video over IP. At the 2018 NAB Show we will be previewing the three ST 2110 apps – IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2110 and an IP to IP translator for making adjustments to IP flows.

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New features and new price for Safire 3

Safire 3

Added 29th March 2018

Crystal Vision has significantly reduced the price of its Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer. It is now cheaper than the Ultimatte 12. Used by some of the most prestigious broadcasters in the world for adding realism to any virtual set, the new pricing makes Safire 3's high quality chroma keying available now to systems that previously had to rely on the lower quality chroma keyer in their mixers – and makes everybody's equipment budget go further.

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Previewing the NAB Show

2018 NAB Show preview

Added 29th March 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our booth at the 2018 NAB Show, which runs between 9th and 12th April. We've got a great location, on Booth N2516 at the front of the North Hall. The NAB Show provides a great opportunity to discuss your IP problems and how we might be able to help.

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SMPTE meeting in May: Making SMPTE 2110 installations work

SMPTE meeting

Added 29th March 2018

Crystal Vision will be hosting its next SMPTE meeting at Whittlesford on the evening of Tuesday 15th May. In "Making SMPTE 2110 installations work" our Principal Software Engineer/System Architect Richard Lawrence will explain how some of the problems of putting together a live media IP installation can be solved, covering topics such as network security, compatibility between equipment suppliers, firewalls and other network issues and new methods of monitoring.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 29th March 2018

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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1U frame for Vision

Vision 1

Added 8th December 2017

Vision 1 brings further flexibility and choice to the Vision frame system by providing 1U housing for smaller projects involving up to four cards. Like the Vision 3 3U frame, Vision 1 has the ability to handle higher bandwidth signals including IP and 4K (as well as SDI), and will house the MARBLE-V1 media processor as well as the 12 video and audio core interface cards from the Vision range. In fact the driving force behind the creation of Vision 1 is the fact that IP gateway projects may involve just one or two cards at a time.

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Easy upgrade to 2110 with MARBLE-V1

MARBLE-V1

Added 8th December 2017

Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware – the new standard for signal interface and processing. We had great meetings at IBC, where visitors were clearly excited about the possibilities that MARBLE-V1 offers. They liked the fact that SMPTE ST 2022 apps can easily be replaced with ST 2110 apps.

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Safire 3 helps LA7 create unique visual style

Faccia a Faccia

Added 8th December 2017

Italian channel LA7 has selected four Safire 3 real-time chroma keyers for its new topical interview-style television programme Faccia a Faccia. LA7 – which is owned by Cairo Communication and based in Rome – wanted to produce a programme which had a unique visual style, where an enlarged version of the interviewee was projected up on the background wall of the studio. To achieve this required high quality chroma keyers (one for each of the four cameras) to avoid distracting artifacts that might otherwise occur.

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Where to see us in 2018

2018 exhibitions

Added 8th December 2017

We anticipate that 2018 is going to be an exciting year for exhibitions as we see more and more industry IP projects with a potential requirement for our unique app-based IP technology. The flexibility of our IP is such that products may even be created in response to conversations we have on these exhibition stands – this was certainly the case at the recent IBC where we gained inspiration from specific requirements.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 8th December 2017

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Germany, India, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UK and the USA.

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IP products = software apps

MARBLE-V1 and apps

Added 28th September 2017

IBC 2017 saw the formal release of Crystal Vision's future-proof IP gateways – software apps which run on a media processor. No other IP products make it quite so easy for your systems to grow and mature with the transition. You buy the MARBLE-V1 media processor and then buy the low-cost software app that provides the IP functionality you need. When you no longer need that functionality then you simply install a different app.

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The benefits of Safire 3

Safire 3 demos

Added 28th September 2017

Broadcast engineers are increasingly realising that Safire 3 offers the best solution for their real-time chroma keying requirements. Why? Safire 3 works with 31 video standards including 1080p, includes tools such as lighting compensation to solve common real world issues and is easy to set up and drive – with a simple intuitive workflow for setting up a key. Benefitting from responsive technical support and Crystal Vision's five year warranty, product training and out of warranty repairs are both available, while quick delivery comes from stock always being held.

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The hire benefits

Product hire

Added 28th September 2017

Did you know that our products are available to hire? We have previously hired products in response to specific requests from customers. With these requests becoming more frequent, we have built up a full range of hire stock and we are now therefore actively promoting product hire as a service we offer and we'll be adding it to the next price list.

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New distributor for Australia and New Zealand

Qunito Communications

Added 28th September 2017

Quinto is the new Crystal Vision distributor for Australia and New Zealand. Founded in the 1960s, Quinto is dedicated to the supply and support of high technology broadcast equipment and is committed to providing first class professional sales and technical support facilities to all customers.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 28th September 2017

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Jordan, Poland, Spain, UK and the USA.

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