Videos

VideosWelcome to the Crystal Vision videos page where you can find our recent videos.

If you're thinking of buying a Crystal Vision product, these video demos will show you exactly what you can achieve, including walking you through each of the controls on our PC software.

 

M-PIP the easiest way to create picture-in-picture effects

Do you need to add one or two picture-in-picture boxes to your programme? As the industry’s only dedicated picture-in-picture device, the M-PIP 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. It’s a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and works with both IP and SDI.

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Taking profanity delay to a new level first look at M-CLEANIT

What makes the perfect profanity delay? Crystal Vision's 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. With the M-CLEANIT due for release in October 2020, this 'first look' video gives you a taste of what to expect from this software app which runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware.

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Reducing the cost of creating video graphics with M-WEBKEY

Crystal Vision has introduced a unique new way to do broadcast graphics. Rather than using video sources for the key and fill signals like traditional linear keyers, the M-WEBKEY web page keyer can key a web page on to an IP or SDI video stream – using the power of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, XML and JSON to add still and animated on-screen text and graphics as well as sophisticated data-driven graphics.

Find out more about M-WEBKEY...

 

Colour correct and legalise using Crystal Vision's M-COCO-2

In this five minute video US Product Manager Chris McLendon demonstrates some of the features of the M-COCO-2 colour corrector and legaliser a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and works with both IP and SDI. The colour correction tools include RGB gain, RGB lift, YUV gain, YUV lift, Video gain, Chroma gain, Chroma hue and both overall and individual RGB Gamma adjustment while the Black Stretch and Highlight Stretch are useful for correcting the contrast on brightly lit on-set monitors. RGB and Y/C clipping is also available to create a legal picture.

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Showcasing Crystal Vision's latest products

In this four minute video, Head of Sales Stewart McGhie showcases some of the company's latest products. These include the Safire 3 chroma keyer, the Cleanit profanity delay and the initial IP/SDI software apps for the MARBLE-V1 media processor, which provide gateway, translation, video delay, colour correction and web browser keying functionality.

Find out more about Safire 3...

Find out more about Cleanit...

Find out more about M-WEBKEY...

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Introducing MARBLE-V1 Crystal Vision's flexible media processor

The MARBLE-V1 media processor is Crystal Vision's shared hardware platform that runs a variety of IP and SDI video processing software apps. A card housed in the company's Vision frame, MARBLE-V1 features a powerful CPU/GPU processor, six bi-directional SDI connections and four 10GbE SFP+ network interface ports. In this seven minute video, US Product Manager Chris McLendon gives a quick tour of MARBLE-V1's main control blocks, which are common to all the apps.

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Create and key using the M-WEBKEY web page keyer

For broadcasters there's now a cost-effective alternative to using a traditional video fill and key for channel branding or other station graphics. In this four minute video US Product Manager Chris McLendon shows how easy it is to make a simple animation using a free HTML editor, publish that graphic to a web server and use the M-WEBKEY to key the graphic over a live video playout.

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Crystal Vision's CABSAT 2020 products showcase

In this four minute video, Head of Sales Stewart McGhie showcases the products that the company would have been demonstrating at the postponed CABSAT 2020 exhibition. These include the Safire 3 chroma keyer, the Cleanit profanity delay and the M-WEBKEY IP/SDI web page keyer.

Find out more about Safire 3...

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Introducing Crystal Vision's IP products

This three minute video, courtesy of our Spanish distributor Moncada, features Crystal Vision's Head of Sales Stewart McGhie introducing the MARBLE-V1 media processor and its software apps for converting between SDI and video over IP (SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110). Filmed in Madrid at the BIT exhibition in May 2018 and includes Spanish subtitles.

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SMPTE meeting video: Making SMPTE ST 2110 installations work

This SMPTE UK meeting – hosted by Crystal Vision on 15th May 2018 – highlights how to deal with some of the challenges of putting together a live media IP installation, including network security, firewalls, compatibility between equipment suppliers and new methods of monitoring and synchronisation. Crystal Vision demonstrates an IP system using low-cost switches and simple control, proving that IP doesn't have to be difficult...

 

Crystal Vision's flexible approach to creating IP products

Giving a tour of the IBC 2016 stand (including the launch of the industry's most sophisticated frame system, Vision 3), MD Philip Scofield explains Crystal Vision's very flexible approach to creating video over IP products with the image processing carried out in software....

 

How to get a great live chroma key in three minutes

Filmed on the Crystal Vision stand at IBC 2016, US Product Manager Chris McLendon shows you how easy it is to get a great live chroma key in just three minutes using the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer, using a combination of the auto setup and clever features such as lighting compensation...

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SMPTE meeting video: Which standard should you use to pass media content over an IP system?

What is an IP world? This SMPTE UK meeting - hosted by Crystal Vision on 8th March 2016 - features a 20 minute explanation by our Principal Software Engineer/System Architect Richard Lawrence of the IP standards and issues, followed by a lively Q&A session. Interesting food for thought for those planning their future video over IP infrastructure...

 

LKEY-SQZ example scenes video demo

LKEY-SQZ is a unique product offering the highest quality picture squeeze and picture-in-picture effects combined with flexible keying. It's perfect for any applications where the programme needs to be resized or repositioned for another layer of video to be displayed. This video demo shows the eight example 'scenes' included within LKEY-SQZ, which can easily be edited to meet your application...

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Up conversion comparison video

Up conversion comparison video

What does a good up converter look like? Crystal Vision's up conversion comparison video clearly shows the difference in output quality between its Up-Down 3G and a lower cost alternative. Download the minute-long video to see the difference for yourself, and you'll then understand why Up-Down 3G is the up/down/cross converter that broadcasters standardise on.

Download the up conversion comparison video (577 MB)...

 

VisionWeb Control video demo

Product Manager Andrew King demonstrates VisionWeb Control: the new, easy and free-of-way charge way to operate Crystal Vision products using a web browser running on any device. The six minute video shows how the browser's Bookmarks and Favourites can make it really easy to navigate between frames and boards...

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Safire 3 video demo

Broadcasters everywhere use the Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer to create impressive live virtual productions. The only standalone chroma keyer for 1080p, Safire 3 works with HD and SD too, and includes many powerful features including colour correction and video delay. This ten minute video demonstrates that Safire 3 is a pleasure to operate...

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TANDEM 310 video demo

It can embed and de-embed a mixture of up to four groups of AES and two groups of analogue audio at the same time - with the option of decoding Dolby E. Discover how to get the most from the TANDEM 310 audio embedder/de-embedder by watching the ten minute video demo...

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MultiLogo video demo

It's the most feature-packed, space saving and easy-to-use modular solution to HD or SD station branding. Discover how to get the most from the MultiLogo logo keyer by watching the ten minute video demo...

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Europe's largest video artwork

See how 44 of our ViViD HD-20 video delays are being used at Malmö C Nedre underground station in Sweden, where the “Elsewhere” video artwork projects 44 video sequences on to the concrete walls to give the impression of windows on a moving train. The HD delay is set to 12 seconds on each ViViD HD-20, with the signal daisy-chained through the delay lines to give the effect of movement...

Find out more about our video delays...