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Accom's Quad Twin Dveous/MX Shows at Democratic Convention

Seamless stage screen presentation made possible by Dveous/MX (July 29, 2004)

As the 2004 United States Presidential season got underway Monday evening with the beginning of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, this also represented the beginning for Accom's Quad Twin Dveous/MX, as it was chosen to be the backbone of the large seamless stage screen in this week's live broadcasts.

With several million people tuned in to watch the convention throughout the week, they witnessed a stylish new large seamless stage screen presentation made possible by Dveous/MX operating in its new Quad Twin mode. In full Quad Twin configuration, Dveous/MX supports either eight channels of video or four video/key channel pairs for outstanding versatility in effects creation. Effects created to exploit Dveouss Quad Twin capabilities can be used equally in standard definition and high definition and transferred freely between formats. In the case of the Democratic National Convention, Dveous/MX is utilizing all eight channels of its Quad Twin power to form the seamless screen. The large screen is five inputs wide all overlaid on each other and the other channels feed supporting plasma monitors. In the case of the single pictures across the screen, different channels of the Dveous/MX are being deployed.

"Because of the seamless nature of the wide screen, we are using multiple channels of the Dveous/MX to spread one image across two projectors," said Allan Wells, Screens Producer. "In other words, channel 1A might be the left half of someone's face coming from one feed and channel 1B would be the right half of their face in the next projector. However, since they are overlapped and seamless, the viewing audience doesn't know that. In fact, the wide center image that we do is three channels spread across three projectors."

Unique to Dveous/MX is the ability to route the channels, individually or combined in any way the user deems necessary across the six outputs creating the flexibility and power that makes Dveous/MX the industry standard. This very feature of the Dveous/MX in full Quad Twin configuration was extremely important to this event since all of the channels were routed to many different sources. Recently, Accom introduced Quad Twin power for its industry-standard Dveous/MX Universal-format Digital Video Effects system. With double the effects power, the Dveous/MX now provides an industry-leading eight channels of DVE in all SD and HD formats.

"I have to say, we needed to feed single and multiple images across five different outputs to form the one seamless image and the Dveous/MX is the only thing that could give us, that many channels with that many outputs under one control surface," concluded Wells.

Dveous/MX the only freestanding DVE to provide eight channels of standard definition and high definition effects capability can be set to work as a Dual Twin or Quad Twin system in standard definition (525 or 625) or, with a simple setting change, be transformed to work in high definition in 720 or 1080 at all frame rates. The Quad Twin capabilities for standard definition can be performed all in one chassis with Quad Twin high definition requiring two Dveous/MX chassis. Existing Dveous/MX systems can easily be upgraded to the Quad Twin capabilities.

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