At the NAB Show, Echolab will show its Overture MD (multiformat) line of production switchers, which will be supporting the 3 Gbps 1080p/60 video format.
The Overture MD switcher's ability to accept and deliver signals in multiple formats—SD, 720p, 1080i, and 3Gbps 1080p/60—enables it to fit seamlessly into almost any production workflow. Internal analog-to-digital conversion and frame sync eliminates the need for external conversion devices, making production systems simpler and reducing the risk of broadcast glitches.
The upgrade also demonstrates an easy upgrade path for the Overture, rendering it an almost future-proof device, the company said. Owners of existing Overture switchers, including the 1-M/E Overture1 MD and the 2-M/E Overture2 MD—can easily add 3 Gbps 1080p/60 support.
"It's more common than not for a production facility to use a mix of formats," said Ankit Patel, Echolab senior product manager. "Designing the Overture switcher to support that mix is our way of providing customers the tools they need to make their lives easier and deliver sophisticated programming to their viewers. The addition of 3 Gbps 1080p/60 support aligns with these goals because it enables our customers to deliver the highest-possible image quality in the context of a streamlined, cost-effective operation."