Products overview

Products overviewCrystal Vision provides project-winning interface and keying modules to those involved in the professional broadcasting industry.

As a main modular supplier we are able to provide all the essential 'broadcast plumbing' for your installation, while we are also known for our more specialist products - such as the chroma keyers used by broadcasters across the world.

We also offer the most flexible solution to video over IP, with our MARBLE-V1 media processor and its software apps.


InterfaceAvailable in both Indigo and Vision frame systems

Crystal Vision makes the full range of interface products for 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources - everything you need for converting, distributing, delaying, processing and synchronising your signals.

InterfaceThese include the best glue products in their price range – products that win evaluations for the big projects.

Most include multiple functionality on a single board which helps save you money and rack space – while some even feature integrated fibre input or output connectivity for even more functionality in a single frame slot.

When it comes to interface, Crystal Vision will always give you features that you won’t find anywhere else.

The interface products are available in both the Indigo frame system and the new Vision frame system.

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Chroma keyingAvailable in Indigo frame system only

KeyingOur easy-to-use and space-saving Safire real-time chroma keyers use their acclaimed digital chroma keying to create realistic 3Gb/s, HD or SD virtual images.

They are ideal for any live bluescreen or greenscreen virtual production, from weather to the most demanding virtual studio.

Our flagship Safire 3 chroma keyer incorporates useful features such as lighting compensation, video delay and colour correction.

The chroma keyers are available in the Indigo frame system only.

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Logo keyingAvailable in Indigo frame system only

Logo keyingWe offer both simple and sophisticated products for adding graphics to video sources.

Use the LKEY 3 linear keyer for the simple keying of one graphic.

The unique LKEY-SQZ squeeze back keyer brings the highest possible quality to picture squeezing or picture-in-picture applications.

The MultiLogo three-layer logo keyer is a powerful video and audio branding tool with internal storage for up to 500 graphics.

The Clip N Key clip store allows a special clip to be played repeatedly - ideal for providing wipes.

The logo keyers are available in the Indigo frame system only.

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Video over IPAvailable in both Indigo and Vision frame systems

InterfaceOur IP products are software apps that run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor – purpose-built video over IP hardware that fits in the Vision frames. Simply change the app when your needs change. No other IP products make it quite so easy for your systems to grow and mature with the transition.

The IP gateways are used for converting SDI to IP and IP to SDI. The unique IP to IP translators have been designed to help broadcasters solve IP challenges, providing a bridge between the ST 2022 and ST 2110 protocols as well as allowing changes to network settings. In addition to protocol conversion, uses include network address translation, unicast to multicast address translation and the setting of media firewalls.

The video over IP products are available in the new Vision frame system only.

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FramesAvailable in both Indigo and Vision frame systems

Our products are individual boards that need to be housed in rack frames. There are two frame systems available.

FramesVision is the industry's most forward-looking frame system and is aimed at those planning an IP or 4K installation or who want the most features on their SDI products. With one of the highest packing densities available, Vision can house up to 20 cards in 3U.

The Indigo frame system offers a choice of three frame sizes and the biggest range of products, including the chroma keyers and logo keyers. With Indigo you can house 12 boards in 2U and six boards in 1U – or you can put two boards in a desk top box if you don't want to use a rack frame.

Both frame systems offer a choice of control, redundant power supplies and excellent cooling – with the Vision frame including extra features such as dual syncs distributed to every card, super fast internal and external communications and the ability to handle higher bandwidth signals.

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ControlAvailable in both Indigo and Vision frame systems

ControlYou can control our interface and keying boards in many different ways. There are different control options available for the Indigo and Vision frame systems.

If you're using the Indigo frame system, choose from board edge operation on the module itself, an integrated control panel fitted to the front of the frame, GPIs, a remote control panel placed in any convenient location or a dedicated control panel for the more 'hands-on products'.

Alternatively use a web browser running on any device with our VisionWeb Control, choose the Statesman Lite Windows-based software, or integrate the products into your wider control system using SNMP or our ASCII and JSON protocols.

If you're using the Vision frame system, you have the choice of the integrated control panel on the frame, the VisionPanel remote control panel, the VisionWeb web browser software, SNMP or our ASCII and JSON protocols.

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