Gefen introduces new video scalers
solutions provider Gefen announced the availability of two new professional
quality video scalers. The HD-SDI to HDMI and HDMI to HD-SDI Scalers offer
high-end scaling abilities that broadcast professionals will appreciate when
integrating and testing audio/video systems.
Both employ Gennum’s VXP top-of-the-line GF9351 Image Processor that provides
value-added features, notably genlock control and proprietary 10-bit motion
adaptive video de-interlacing capabilities to ensure perfectly timed video
The HD-SDI to HDMI Scaler allows consumer displays to be used for gauging video
performance and testing, converting a HD-SDI source to HDMI format and scaling
video in multiple HD resolutions to 1080p. It outputs digital audio embedded in
the HDMI signals and mirrored in S/PDIF format.
The HDMI to HD-SDI Scaler connects consumer video sources, such as games,
satellite television systems and HD DVD players, to the HD-SDI format, scaling
the video in both dual and single link modes for standard and high definition
Both scalers are installed with Gefen’s trademark plug and play ease, requiring
simple connections to perform. A simple menu guides users through advanced
scaling selections including noise reduction, detail enhancements, frame rate
conversions, test patterns, color corrections and custom timing outputs.
Currently available for pre-ordering and slated for June 2007 distribution, the
Gefen HDMI to HD-SDI (MSRP $1499) and HD-SDI to HDMI (MSRP $1299) Scalers each
come with an IR remote and RS-232 ports for menu control and selection.