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TV One C2-7300
Dual Channel 11-Input Video-Audio Seamless Switcher
with 10 Programmable Button Front Panel

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Video Features:

  • Analog to HD-SDI Up, Down, Cross Conversion
  • SD-SDI to HD-SDI Cross Conversion
  • Seamless Switching with Cuts, Fades or Effects
  • Dual Independent Scaling Engines
  • 4:4:4 Sampling for full bandwidth color
  • 11 Multi-format Inputs: 3x CV, 3x YC, 3x DVI-I (RGB, YUV & YPbPr), 2x SD/HD-SDI
  • 2 Independent Output Channels, each with: SD/HD-SDI, Composite Video, YC (S-Video), DVI-I (RGB, YUV & YPbPr)
  • Analog RGB to 2048x2048, HD to 1080p
  • DVI to 1280x1024/60, HD to 1080p/30
  • Genlock any Video Input to any other
  • Pixel Level Motion Adaptive Diagonal Interpolation
  • Unrestricted Dual PIP - Any Input over any other
  • Multiple Layering and Windowing Capability
  • Flexible Key Layering - Background Lock Source can be moved to the Foreground
  • RS-232 & IP Interfaces & Windows Control Panel
  • External Control by Third Party Control Systems
  • External Hardware Control by Optional CC-300
  • CORIO2 Technology Conversion Engines
  • Zoom up to 1000% with full Positioning
  • Image Shrink to 10% with full Positioning
  • Multiple Conversion & Scaling products in one

Audio Features:

  • 32 Channels of Stereo Audio Processing:
    • 16 Input Channels via external connector
    • 16 Input Channels from 2x SD/HD-SDI In
    • 16 Output Channels via external connector
  • SD/HD-SDI Stereo Embedding: -8 Channels into each of 2x SD/HD-SDI Out
  • SD/HD-SDI De-embedding: -8 Channels from each of 2x SD/HD-SDI In
  • Stereo Channels assignable to any Video I/O
  • AES Sampling Rates of 24, 32, 48KHz
  • DARS Synchronized
  • Individual Stereo Channel Processing, including Delay, for all 32 Channels
  • Automatic Audio Delay to match Video Delay
  • AES3-id directly on 2x HD-44 connectors
  • Wide variety of Breakout Units available for AES3, Analog Balanced and Unbalanced Stereo

The TV One C2-7300 Dual Channel 11-Input Video-Audio Processor moves well beyond video processing, switching and HD-SDI Up, Down and Cross Conversion by providing the most powerful audio processing in its category. Two independent video processing and scaling engines and two video mixers provide maximum flexibility in handling SD-SDI, HD-SDI, Composite Video, YC (S-Video), YUV Component, YPbPr HD Component DVI and RGB. At home in both broadcast and presentation environments, the TV One C2 7300 is multiple products in one.

Three operating modes simplify control:
Switcher Mode Equally powerful Program and Preview channels allow any function (Next Image, PIP, Keying, Logo, etc.) to be set up and previewed, totally independent of the Program output. Transition from Preview to Program is by Cut, Dissolve or Special Effect.
Independent Mode Provides all the power of two completely independent scalers in one box, each with a full range of features, including PIP, Keying, etc. Each output can deliver different formats and resolutions simultaneously. For example, a presentation being fed to a high resolution display on Output 1 via DVI can be fed to a VCR for recording on Output 2 via Composite Video. Two projectors may be edge blended from one unit.
Dual PIP Mode Any video input can be squeezed and placed into either of two windows of any size and positioned anywhere on the screen, even overlapping, with user defined layer priority control. The windows can be placed over any other video input as the background. The window’s image can then be seamlessly switched, faded or zoomed. Keying can be independently applied to each window.

The 4:4:4 sampling provides full bandwidth color which allows precise keying, including Transparent (Soft) Keys. The 17 video inputs can accommodate signals (either analog or digital, video or computer) in a variety of formats and resolutions. The TV One C2-7300 handles most HDTV and RGB resolutions and formats and new resolutions can be easily added. Each of the two independent outputs delivers a wide range of digital and analog video signals.

In addition to SD and HD television formats, the TV One C27300 output signal format flexibility assures that the Native Resolution of most digital displays can be matched. Using the software based resolution calculator, new or unusual resolutions can be instantly added to the menu. Signal parameter adjustments can be made for each video input and are stored in individual non-volatile memories. Integral Test Signals are user defined. A logo memory is provided, so the unit can easily be used as a Logo Inserter. Motion compensation, diagonal interpolation and a 3:2 Pulldown feature for NTSC greatly improve the image quality. Pixel Level Motion Adaptive Diagonal Interpolation insures high quality de-interlacing of PAL and NTSC signals

The TV One C2-7300 version has ten programmable buttons and a shift key with removable key caps for flexible labeling. TV One C27300 is intended for applications where custom or restricted access to functions is desirable.

Image Layer Processing within the TV One C2 7300 utilizes a multiple layer video display system whose stacking order can be altered as desired by the user. Using the dual PIP as an example, the layers consist of:
  • 1 or 2 image windows (A & B) that can be resized and positioned as desired
  • a lock source (the Z layer) which can be an active video or still image background
  • 1 or 2 logo images (a & b)
  • a color background

Should the user wish, the layers can be re-ordered (example: B in front of A) and the individual layers can also be made opaque, semi-opaque or transparent. Windows A & B can be positioned anywhere on the screen and used as either key sources or key background images. Logos a & b can also be positioned anywhere on the raster and have their appearance set to opaque normal keying or to semi-transparent for channel branding. When keying, the Z Layer may be moved from the background to the foreground.

Edge Blending is a standard feature of the TV One C27300. Because of the ability to ‘feather’ any or all of the edges, multiple images can be aligned vertically, horizontally, or both to create unusual displays. Since it is dual channel, only one unit is required to blend two edges. Using multiple C2 units, a large number of images can be blended. Edge Blending is not limited to high resolution RGB computer images, but can be applied to any input. Gamma correction is employed to compensate for many of the problems faced when blending between projectors. Special preparation of the video in advance is not necessary, since all processing is done within the unit.

TV One A2-7300 Series Audio Interface units are high quality audio format converters designed primarily to provide maximum format flexibility for the C2-7300 Series HD Audio/Video Processor's audio inputs and outputs. The TV One C2-7300 Series provides AES3-id audio I/O via two HD-44 Connectors. Any two of the A2-7300 models, or two of the same model, can connect to these connectors to bring the AES3-id signals out to BNC connectors or to change the audio format completely. All of the AES audio channels can be synchronized to a DARS reference when connected to the TV One C2-7300 unit via any of the A2-7300 units. Additionally, the A2-7300 units may be used in conjunction with one another, without the TV One C2-7300 unit, to provide bi-directional analog/digital or AES3/AES3-id conversion.

Video Specifications
Function Description
Video Inputs Composite Video 3x via BNC Connector
YC (S-Video) 3x via 4-PIN Mini-DIN Connector
DVI-I (Note 1) 3x via DVI-I Connector
SD/SDI or HD-SDI 2x via BNC
Reference Signal Genlock to any of the Video Inputs
Independent Output
1 & 2
Composite Video 1x via BNC Connector
YC (S-Video) 1x via 4-PIN Mini-DIN Connector
DVI-I (Note 1) 1x via DVI Connector
SD-SDI or HD-SDI 1x via BNC
Input/Output Range Computer Resolutions Analog: Up to 2048x2048
DVI: Up to 1280x1024 @ 30Hz
HDTV Resolutions Analog: Up to 1280x1024 @60Hz
DVI: Up to 1080p @30Hz
Max Vert Refresh Rate 250Hz
Max Horiz Frequency 150KHz
Interlace Support Progressive and Interlaced
Television Standards NTSC 3.58, 4.43, PAL-B,G,I ,D, H, PAL-M, PAL-N. SECAM (In Only)
Input RGB Sync Type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Level / Impedance TTL, 10KΩ
Polarity Positive or Negative
Maximum Level 5Vp-p
Output RGB Sync Type RGBHV, RGsB
Level / Impedance 5Vp-p, 220Ω
Polarity Positive or Negative
SDI Jitter SMPTE259M-C (270Mbps: 525/625 Line)
Jitter 0.070 +/-0.01 UI
SMPTE292M (1.485/1.4835Gpbs: 720p, 1035i, 1080i,1080p)
Jitter 0.176 +/-0.02 UI
SD-SDI I/O Vertical
Rates: SMPTE259M-C
525i (720x488) 59.94Hz
625i (720x576) 50 Hz
HD-SDI I/O Vertical
Rates: SMPTE292M
720p (1280x720) 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60Hz
1035i (1920x1035) 29.97, 30Hz
1080i (1920x1080) 25, 29.97, 30Hz
1080p (1920x1080) 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30Hz
Control Methods Front Panel 10 Programmable Button Interface +LED and LCD
RS-232 Interface DB-9 Male Connector 
IP Interface RJ45 Connector
Additional Notes Note (1): DVI-I Input/Output connectors also accommodate RGsB, RGHV, YUV & YPbPr signal formats.
Note (2): Only 2 of the 8 SD/HD-SDI sources may be used at the same time. For example, in the Dual PIP Mode, if 2 SDI sources are used for the windows, the image for the background cannot be another HD-SDI source.
Audio Specifications
Audio Inputs Digital Stereo 16x via HD-44 Connectors (Note 1) with direct breakout to BNC’s 16x via SDI De-Embedding
DARs Reference 2x via HD-44 Connectors, AES3-id or word clock
Format AES3-id
Assignable 2x via BNC
Input Level 0.8V to 1.2V p-p
Impedance 75Ω
Sample Rate 24, 32, 48KHz
Audio Output
Digital Stereo 16x via HD-44 Connectors (Note 1) with direct breakout to BNC’s
Format AES3-id
Assignable to any of the 8 Video Outputs
Output Level 1V p-p
Impedance 75Ω
Sample Rate 48 KHz
Rise/Fall Time Between 30 and 44ns
AES Noise (THd+N) >100db
SDI Noise (THd+N) >100db
DC OffSet <50mV
SDI Audio Embedding & Extraction Format SD or HD-SDI
Number of Channels Up to 8 SDI Stereo Channels
Sample Rate 48 KHz
Audio Control and Routing Selectable Routing Each AES3-id or De-Embedded SDI audio channel can be assigned to any of the 11 Video in
Adjustable Audio Delay 0-5 Sec for each Stereo Channel
Level Adjustment 0 - 800% for each Stereo Channel
Muting Control for Each Stereo Channel
Balance Adjustment For Each Stereo Channel
Audio Follow Video Including Mixing and Fading during Switcher Mode
Synchronization DARS
General Specifications
Image Size & Position AutoSet or Manual
Image Zoom Range Continuous to 1000%
Image Shrink Range Continuous to 10%
Image Mirroring Horizontal and/or Vertical
Image Freeze Full Frame
Video Sampling Rate 108MHz
Resolution Memory Approximately 1,000 Definable
Firmware Memory Flash, Upgradeable via RS-232
Flicker Filter 4-Level Vertical
Picture-in-Picture 2 Windows + Background from any 3 Video Inputs
Number PIP Windows 2 in Dual PIP Mode
1 in Switcher & Ind. Modes
Video I/O Impedance 75Ω
Video Decoder 9-bit Digital
Comb Filter Decoding Adaptive
Pixel-level Motion Adaptive
Adaptive Diagonal Interpolation
Film Mode (NTSC) 3:2 Pull Down Detection
Video Encoder 10-bit Digital
Digital Sampling 24-bit, 8-bits per R, G and B
Colors 16.7 Million
Video Scaling Engine Proprietary CORIO2
Internal Format 4:4:4 YUV
Internal Test Patterns User Defined LCD Panel
LCD Panel 24x2 Character
Logo Inserter Flash Programmable
Proc Amp Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, & Hue for CV & SV Inputs, plus Video Level for RGB Input
Proc Amp Memory Settings for each Video
Ordering Information
Model Description Buy Online Price
C2-7300 TV One C2-7300 Dual Channel 11-Input Video-Audio Seamless Switcher with 10 Programmable Button Front Panel Discontinued
Included Accessories
  • 1 - AC Power Cord 6' (2m) US, UK or Euro
  • 1 - VGA to DVI Adapters HD15 Female to DVI-I
  • 1 - Operations Manual
  • 1 - Rackmount Kit
  • 1 - Control Software