The Spyder is designed with every kind of user in mind, from the beginner to the most experienced pro. Components are modular, so you can build the system you need. Models are packaged as 2RU or 3RU units, and you can configure them to support up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs. This gives you unprecedented flexibility and versatility.
Virtually any source
Send virtually any input signal to Spyder, and it will process it with ease. Input channels support analog, SDI, HD-SDI and DVI. Spyder accepts composite and S-Video (NTSC, PAL, SECAM), SDI/ HD-SDI formats, and computer resolutions up to 2048 x 1200.
Analog HD formats are just as comprehensive, including 720p, 1080I, 1080p, HD-SDI video, 2048-1080p digital cinema video, and plasma display resolutions.
Each input channel is universal and capable of a full range of processing:
- Native high resolution Input for pixel-perfect backgrounds
- Scaled input for scaled background or PIP window with borders and shadows
- Native or scaled luminance keyer, color keyer, PIP and mixer (which requires two input channels)
Let’s start processing
The baseline Spyder configuration has multiple input boards that give you a lot of room to play. So go ahead and get creative.
You can configure an input as a color or luminance key, or as a PIP. You can use any two inputs as a mixer. You can size and position PIP and key images at any location on the screen in real-time, and keep track of them easily. You can use key images to create a variety of key effects such as superimposing titles on the image or creating special mask effects.
Seamless transition effects, window borders, drop shadows and a variety of keying effects are fully supported. Vista’s proprietary high-performance scaler features motion-adaptive de-interlacing for SD/HD, 3:2 and 2:2 pull down. It also provides very low video delay, as well as quick aspect-ratio correction, image cropping and real-time window resizing and positioning.
Spyder gives you two native or scalable resolution background buffers to provide a high-resolution still backdrop for PIP images or background inputs. These buffers have preview/program display, which you can transition just like a mixer. This allows a scene or theme graphic to be your background without having to use any of Spyder's inputs. It also eliminates the need to use one or more inputs to prevent screens from going to black.
What goes in must come out - beautifully
Any Spyder model will work with multiple output boards. These boards provide the full range of output interface functions and blending functionality. Spyder's unique architecture eliminates the need for external data-doubling processors for widescreen applications.
Output resolutions include computer resolutions of up to 2048 x 1200, analog HDTV resolutions of 720p, 1080I, 1080p, HD SDI video, and 2048 x 1080p digital cinema video, as well as plasma display resolutions. Output synchronization is supported to lock the output frame rate to an externally applied NTSC/PAL black burst signal in studio environments. Outputs also support the DVI 'Twin' specification that allows greater bit depth to the projector or display.
Modularity allows you to mix and match
This Spyder system is available in 2RU (200 series) and 3RU (300 series) configurations. Between the two series are 10 different models to choose from, all of which are perfectly compatible and configurable with each other. You can build almost any size system you need, depending on your budget and the demands of your particular application.