Composite video splitters are used in many systems nowadays. An easy video splitter performs dividing of the video signal and it can be viewed at some monitors. There are many models of splitters and each one has its own advantages and features. Let us pay attention for the device PIP-500.
The devices works by the principle "picture-in-picture". This is an easy video splitter for a screen and a high quality device, which receives signals from five sources and translates them into one display. Each input can work with a composite, component or Y/C signal. An integrated movement detector makes this easy video splitter an ideal solution for the video watching systems.
The device has a menu on the LCD display for choosing a position and a size of the picture. There is an opportunity to control the work of the device via the RS-232 interface. Signal sources can work in different standards and formats. For instance, the easy video splitter can put a signal PAL Y/C on the picture NTSC.
There is a possibility for dividing the screen into four parts. This feature is achieved by a separated input (QUAD OUT< composite and Y/C). Thus, four sources can be shown at one screen. This easy video splitter applies a digital algorithm for a signal processing.
The video splitter works with the multi-standard (multi-format) video processors SP-11D that are the video processors of the broadcasting quality. It works in the modes ProcAmp and TBC (Time Base Correction). The device receives a composite signal, signal Y/C, component signal (YUV or RGB/S) or SDI and puts output signals of different formats with the transformation to any video standard. The output can be synchronized with an external video generator or generate a full signal TBC.
The video processors have a full support of the standards PAL-B, PAL-M, PAL-N, NTSC 3.58/4.43, SECAM and the digital signal processing. Control for the device can be performed with buttons at the front panel and via the interface RS-232. There are fifteen out of the energy independent memory for saving settings. The processor supports different functions ProcAmp, such as regulating of contrast, brightness, color in color workspaces YUV and RGB. The device has abilities for regulating a video delay and delay by the H and V synchronizing of SCH faze. The device is provided with a screen splitter for comparing an image before and after the signal processing.
Another device that is needed to build a video watching system is the amplifier audio 1:5 VM-50AN. This is a unique device, which works with balance and non balance stereo sound signals. It has one balance input and one non balance input, they can be chosen by switch. There are also five balance and five non balance outputs, which can be used at once. Here, you can also find a support for broadcasting level signals.
The repeater-concentrator FireWire for eight ports VS-8FW is another component of the system. With some devices you can get up to sixty three ports. The concentrator supports the speeds of 100, 200 and 400 MBit per second and a hot plug. All ports are protected from the overloads, impulse noises and the action of static electricity by a unique electronic scheme. A standard distance of FireWire work (4.5 m) can be increased twice by using high quality cables.
Using this hardware, you will be able to mount a high quality and reliable video watching system. If you need the system with the usage of composite cables and you need to pass video and sound data for some displays, then the software, listed above, can be a good choice.