Don’t throw out those old devices just yet. Gefen today announced the release of three new scalers that bridge the gap between legacy analog and digital high definition systems. All three scalers convert the output from video sources using the VGA format to enable compatibility with digital displays, projectors and other downstream devices. Each features a different type of digital output (HDMI, DVI, SDI), making them ideal for anyone wanting to extend the life cycle of traditional devices with portable solutions that offer versatile installation options.
The HDMI & VGA to 3GSDI Scaler/Converter is unique in its ability to support a VGA, HDMI or DVI (with adapter) source input. Video is converted and scaled to SDI for post-production and broadcast applications. Single-link HD-SDI, SD-SDI and 3G-SDI output formats are supported. Users select the VGA or HDMI input for the conversion to SDI that employs a high quality scaling engine. An on-screen display menu guides users through the selection of test patterns and advanced configuration options, which include color correction and aspect ratio adjustments. EDID management and additional custom input timings can be configured using the included Gefen Syner-G™ software.
The VGA to DVI Scaler/Converter performs an effective conversion of analog video to a digital DVI, scaling resolutions up to 1920x1200. A comprehensive and intuitive on-screen display menu provides complete configuration options that ensure an easy setup and reliable performance. Aspect ratio control gives additional viewing options. The automatic scaling feature matches the display’s native resolution, producing a pixel-perfect conversion that makes this product well suited for deployment in environments that demand the highest level of quality, such as conference halls, boardrooms and digital signage applications. The Gefen Syner-G™ software allows EDID management and customization of input timings to support non-standard resolutions.
The VGA & Audio to HDMI Scaler/Converter converts analog video and two channels of audio to the HDMI format, perfect for linking older equipment to modern hi-def displays and projectors. Cutting-edge features include automatic input detection and advanced EDID management. The Gefen Syner-G™ software adds the ability to customize input timings and provides a simple path for firmware upgrades. The system’s Test Pattern Generator allows users to further refine the settings of their video for optimum results.