Kramer VP-472

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP-472 Digital 3G HD-SDI to HDMI Scaler.  The VP-472 is a high-performance digital scaler for SDI signals up to 3G HD-SDI.  The VP-472 will up and down-scale SD, HD and 3G SDI signals to resolutions of up to WUXGA and 1080p.

The VP-472 has one SDI input and one SDI looping output on BNC connectors to accept an SD, HD or 3G SDI signal.  Its input automatically detects the incoming signal format.  Supported formats include SMPTE standards 259M, 292M, and 424M.  The VP-472 also has one scaled HDMI output on an HDMI connector.

The VP-472 supports output resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768, 1360×768, 1280×768, 1280×1024, 1440×900,  1400×1050, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1200, 720×576 @50, 720×480 (NTSC), 1280×720 @50/60 (HD 720), 1920×1080 @50/60 (HD1080); SDTV at 480p and 576p, and HDTV at 720p @50/60Hz, 1080p @50/60Hz, and 1080i @50/60Hz.

The VP-472 features a built-in proc amp that can adjust the brightness, contrast, and color of the output signal.  These picture adjustments can be conveniently made via the on-screen display (OSD) of the VP-472, which is accessed via the front panel buttons.  Also included on the front panel is a button for image freeze.  These settings are stored in non-volatile memory that retains the last settings used.  The VP-472 also features an external 5V DC power source, making it suitable for field operation.

The VP-472 is housed in a compact Kramer MegaTOOLS™ enclosure, and sells in the United States at a list price of $1495.00 per unit.  The VP-472 is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.  Complete product information can be found at www.kramerus.com.

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