The Encore Video Processor (VP) is the heart of the Encore Presentation System, providing all input, output, layering and wide screen “blending” circuitry. Packaged as a 3RU rackmount unit, each VP can be outfitted with one, two, or three Mix/Effect (M/E) boards to meet different application requirements. Models ordered with one or two M/Es can be easily upgraded by adding additional M/E boards.
Each M/E provides two independent Athena scaler channels, Barco Folsom’s proprietary scaler that supports universal inputs (for both analog and digital video sources) and smooth real-time PIP movements and re-sizing based on user specified keyframes.
Within an Encore system, each VP is essentially a single destination, and multiple VPs can be combined to create advanced systems comprised of both single and blended destinations. Each VP’s output board provides Program and Preview outputs in both analog and digital formats, plus interface, blending and data-doubling functions which are required to support wide screen applications.
Supported output resolutions include computer resolutions up to 1600 x 1200, analog HDTV resolutions including 720p, 1080i, 1080p, HD-SDI, 2048x1080p Digital Cinema video, and plasma display resolutions. Output synchronization is supported to lock the output frame rate to an externally applied NTSC/PAL black burst signal.