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Progressive Tendencies in Video Technology

It is common knowledge that technology is moving forward in giant steps, no matter whether we mean mobile phones, computers, sound or video systems. What used to be simple, primitive and generally unsophisticated just a few years ago (to say nothing about the time a decade or two ago), has now become complex in terms of its structure and functions (but not necessarily complicated for a common user!), advanced and obviously very sophisticated. Let us take modern video technologies as an example.

A dual image video processor, for instance, offers the perfect balance between flexibility and integration to minimize overall system cost in a highly configurable chip architecture. The device incorporates a host of advanced features allowing picture-in-picture and picture-over-picture functionality, as well as fully programmable main- and sub-picture location and size. It also includes the ability to process JPEG pictures, MP3, WMA, AAC audio and other multimedia content from USB-enabled devices, as well as an IDE hard disk drive interface for high-definition digital video recorders. If we take a/v switches or video converters, another video-enhancing option, they route audio and video input from many computers to multiple displays (projectors, monitors, etc.) and speakers.

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These switches can drive standard VGA cables, thus eliminating the need for external interfaces and coax cable connections via BNC connectors. Signals from a range of input sources can be distributed to various output devices. A single computer video output can be routed to one or more monitors. Each video output is buffered from each input, ensuring signal integrity throughout the system. When switching ports, the audio automatically mutes until the video has been synchronized. The audio can also be muted on command. An additional convenience is that you can Configure and control the switch through Ethernet, serial port or front panel buttons. This is the ideal solution for any application where information from many computers is being presented, such as classrooms, boardrooms, trade shows, conference and entertainment facilities, courtrooms, command centers, control rooms.

HDMI cable extenders, in turn, are a perfect solution to HDMI transmission over long cables. As HDTV technology is changing rapidly and HD connections such as HDMI will become the de facto standard in HDTV connections, the challenge of Transmitting HDMI signals over long cables that causes pixelization and signal drop out should be over come. An external HDMI Extender is just the right thins in this case, as it can be placed at the display end of the cable to completely compensate for signal degradation caused by a long HDMI cable. The HDMI Extender will automatically adjust and compensate for cable attenuation and compensate for the long cables causing the impairments. An extra plus is that the plug and play installation of such an extender is simple and easy and requires little time to setup if you are not the most experienced user. Besides, the extewnder is ideal for joining or extending the length of two HDMI cables. Finally, one must note that this compact device supports flat panels, plasma screens, projectors, switches, splitters, computer video displays, set-top boxes, DTV, and DVD with HDMI.

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December 6, 2008 - Posted by | Others | , , , , , ,

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