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Optoma launches new image scalers with Calibre image processing technology

Image processing specialist Calibre UK has integrated its technology to support Optoma Europe ProScene projectors with the HQView320 and HQView520 image scalers.

Optoma has introduced the HQView320 and HQView520 image scalers which have integrated Calibre UK image processing technology.

The new ProAV system solutions have been engineered to streamline and simplify edge blending and warping projects when used in partnership with Optoma ProScene projectors.

The exclusive co-development has enabled pre-sets to be developed on the Calibre products for each of the Optoma ProScene models greatly reducing the complexity and setup time of blending and warping projects.

Harnessing the power of the Reon video processor from IDT, and running HQV algorithms, HQView520 and 320 are compact yet high performance image scalers with HDMI/DVI/Component/VGA input capability and HDMI/DVI output.

Both model includes 4-sided soft edge blend for seamless blending of multiple projectors and flexible geometry correction functions to adjust image shape and projector misalignment using a number of different techniques: dragging and dropping each image corner, by pin, barrel, rotation or by keystone and rotation.

Full warp mapping is also supported, while a flexible and intuitive PC application is included for easy warp map creation or third-party generated warp maps. These can also be processed from automatic image alignment systems including Scalable Display Technologies’ products.

HQView 520 is a multi-input switcher-scaler with blend and warp. It features multi-region black level management for premium edge blending applications and 3G-SDI input and output connectivity with backwards compatibility with HDSDI and SDSDI. A Genlock input is provided for studio/staging and is compatible with bi or tri-level sync or black and burst.

“By partnering with Calibre, renowned suppliers of the best hardware blending and warping solutions in the industry, we are providing our partners with the most powerful and cost effective solutions available,” said Justin Halls, Head of product management, Optoma Europe. “The systems work seamlessly together to drastically reduce setup times. If an issue does arise during the setup, our acclaimed ProScene support network ensures a swift resolution; we provide a single point of support for the entire blending and warping projection project.”

Explaining the activity between the two companies, Tim Brooksbank, chairman at Calibre UK commented: “Optoma are consistently impressing us with their dedication to provide their ProAV customers increased accessibility to high-specification, reliable and innovative technology. In2012 Calibre won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade sector for its outstanding export performance with its image scaler/processor products. Our relationship with Optoma builds on this and we’re delighted to be helping to show Optoma Europe’s new innovations to their best.”