Matrox Convert DVI Awards and Reviews
Technologies for Worship, Gear Profile: Matrox Convert DVI Plus
By Shaun Miller
Northview services are held in our 2,100-seat auditorium, which was designed by former Disney “imagineer”, and became one of Indiana’s most advanced A/V facilities when it went up in 2010.
The real focal point of our installation is an 80-foot-wide and 30-foot tall rear projection screen that serves as a backdrop for the entire stage, as well as an environment with which people on stage can interact.
On a weekly basis, we use the full scenery machine shop just off stage to build a new set, including objects onto which we project video. We just route the output of a Mac® mini or a Mac laptop through the Matrox Convert DVI Plus, which provides the SDI output we use for projection. It’s so simple, but the impact is huge.
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AV Technology, Video Format Conversion: How It’s Done
The popularity and interactivity of Facebook, Skype and Google Earth, YouTube and other Web-, mobile-, and computer-based content are driving broadcasters and professional AV departments to incorporate content from such sources into their productions. So ubiquitous are these platforms that today’s viewers expect to see them within daily news broadcasts as well as video presentations, such as those commonly found in corporate productions and house of worship services.
The challenge in bringing such content to air or the big screen lies in converting often lower-resolution computer-based video to a broadcast format that holds up on larger- format screens. A picture just 430 by 230 simply is too small for use in HD broadcast; upscalling is a must. A further challenge facing production is the task of cropping and scaling such content so that it’s an attractive and meaningful enhancement that is consistent with surrounding video content.
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Broadcast Engineering, IBC2010 Pick Hit Award
September 12, 2010
The prestigious Pick Hit Awards are the industry's longest-running product technology awards for broadcast and production. They are selected by a panel of independent judges who tour the convention floor looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then meet to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility's operation. Broadcast Engineering's editors and publishers have no vote in the selection process, ensuring the winners truly represent outstanding achievement in the eyes of a group of people who are representative of those making TV happen.
DV Magazine honors Matrox Convert DVI with 2010 NAB Best of Show BLACK DIAMOND AWARD - April 2010
The DV Black Diamond Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology. NewBay Media's Broadcast & Video Group of products, which also includes DV.com, Digital Video Expo, Videography magazine, videography.com, and the Creative Planet Communities, is uniquely poised to recognize the full spectrum video technology displayed at NAB. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for DV.
"Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition," says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. "Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading industry publication."