The FOR-A Corporation of America—a manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries—unveiled the DCC-7000, a real-time, multi-matrix color corrector designed for live and post production applications.
As a live high definition (HD)/standard definition-serial digital interface (SD-SDI)
signal passes through the DCC-7000, it performs real-time adjustment, enhancement and color correction of up to 12 separate colors and hues in the video, FOR-A says.
The DCC-7000’s technical capabilities move color corrector technology to a new level, says FOR-A. While the DCC-7000’s predecessor—the DCC-70HS—was limited to the primary colors red-green-blue (RGB), the DCC-7000 offers 12-axis color correction, which includes RGB, saturation and hue, the company says. The DCC-7000 supports HDTV and SDTV standards, with 10-bit, 4:2:2 digital signal processing. In addition, it supports 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60 (NTSC) and 625/50 (PAL) standards.
“This is a whole new class of color corrector from FOR-A,” said Pedro Silvestre, a FOR-A America sales director. “With the DCC-7000, live event producers now have an accurate way to adjust the colors and hues of live video from low-cost HD cameras that don’t have internal camera control units,” he said.
The DCC-7000 can process those low-cost HD camera signals so they match those of higher-end cameras, thereby ensuring all cameras present the same true colors of logos, uniforms, signage and other image branding according to Silvestre. “And this color correction gives the whole show a unified look,” he said.
The DCC-7000 will be available for delivery during September 2012.