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Wexler Brings "Virtual" Technology To The Control Room.Unveiles the Wexler Virtual Video Wall ("WVVW") on FOX reality series (September 30, 2004)
In its latest offering of cutting edge technology, Wexler unveiled the Wexler Virtual Video Wall ("WVVW") on one of the hot new reality series for FOX. The WVVW utilizes two 70" high-resolution rear-projection monitors and a multi-imaging system. The unit allows for control room monitoring of up to 72 separate inputs, with the flexibility to configure various display sizes and making each input instantly switchable, with the touch of a button.
The new WVVW provides greater creative freedom for the producer/director in a control room environment. The monitors are the clearest picture rear-projection monitors on the market and the flexibility of the imaging system allows for a number of choices - each input signal can be viewed as a minuscule 3" image or can scale to the full 70" display.
The software that is utilized allows alpha-numeric text to be attached to each image, and displayed a variety of ways. Thus, every input (or feed) can be assigned a name and is easily marked right on screen. Time-code and time of day can also be sized and placed anywhere within the frames and is easily viewed on screen.
"When you want to monitor upwards of 30 cameras simultaneously, the WVVW allows the producers and director to view, on demand, any combination of cameras. Simply select which cameras to view, at whatever size image you choose, and it changes with the push of a button." says Shawn O'Shea, Technical Engineer at Wexler Video.
The WVVW unit is ideal for any production using a combination of surveillance, ENG and/or POV cameras. The unit's overall size and scalability sets a new standard for control room monitoring.
About Wexler Video
Since its inception in 1984, Wexler has become the largest privately held rental house in America. Known in television production as a pioneer of new broadcast and workflow technology, they have been responsible for breakthrough uses of small, "POV" cameras and wireless-video microwave transmission for on-set production capture for broadcast.
Wexler offers complete workflow solutions starting with the first computer rentals in pre-production, all of the equipment needed to generate, capture and edit content through on-air delivery and, finally, the tools to archive for storage. All of their products are part of a complete solution designed and engineered to client specifications.
Wexler, putting technology to use.
For more information visit www.wexlervideo.com.
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