Brick House to debut HD switcher, standards products at NAB

Enhancements, options and an HD-rich future will be the theme at Brick House Video’s NAB Booth # SU 230. The British manufacturer of portable and compact production and post-production equipment will introduce options designed to broaden the reach of its product line that includes vision switchers, format converters and a fully featured broadcast specification standards converter.

Brick House Video will offer an aspect ratio conversion function as an option to its Proteus standards converter. The unit addresses lip sync errors with a fully integrated audio delay and synchronization (up to several seconds) in a highly compact unit. Originally introduced at NAB 2005, Proteus is in use by major broadcast customers worldwide and is being used extensively at the Winter Games in Turin.

In addition to Proteus, Brick House Video will offer options for its Callisto range of hybrid SDI/composite switchers to applications where push button control or automation is needed such as master control, back-up units or in SNG trucks.  The first option—a new audio module—will provide silent audio switching with cross fade options. The second—Callisto-F—will incorporate push button controls on the front panel (as well as the industry standard control interface) to allow direct operation without the need for a remote control panel. The Callisto family allows for field and in-house vision mixing and is 525/625 compatible.


At NAB Brick House will also announce the launch of the HD versions of its popular Callisto switcher and Proteus standards converter. And the company will be displaying its suite of existing products including the Callisto-R, a rack-mount 8-channel framestore SDI switcher with DSK and composite inputs, the Callisto-P portable 6-channel framestore SDI switcher with DSK and optional composite inputs, Callisto-C control Panel, VTB-2A stand-alone 4-channel composite field switcher, Proteus Standards Converter, and io portable format converter range.

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