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Key Digital Offers Video Processing Selection

Denver – In addition to once again offering training courses on HDMI technology, Key Digital introduced at CEDIA Expo a KD-PC1 plug-in card that offers video processing, up-conversion and scaling for select Pioneer plasma models.

The company is also showing its iSync HD and iSync Pro ($1,500 suggested retail, each) outboard video processors that provide processing and switching support for display with up to 1,080p resolution. The two units differ only in color.

The KD-PC1 card ($1,000 suggested retail) is designed to up-convert (480i, 480p, 720p, 1,080i) resolutions of analog and digital Video/Audio inputs to meet the 720p/768p (XGA, WXGA) native resolution of Pioneer pro plasma models.

The board allows individual customization for any video input for all key video parameters, including aspect ratio, brightness, contrast, hue, edge enhancement and image position.

It also expands the video input options for the display adding one composite, one S-video, one set of component video and four HDMI/HDCP/DVID inputs. The system will also offer audio lip-sync compensation.

The board memorizes custom user preference settings for each input, and incorporates 13 Key Digital exclusive technologies, an IR remote with “hot buttons” and discrete codes and RS 232 support for IR and third-party control systems.

Meanwhile, Key Digital iSync HD outboard video processor and switcher offers similar support for other display brands and models. The iSync HD will handle most signal output formats including 1,080p. It was designed to be flexible and easy to use, and to drive displays with all popular HD and SD resolutions at 60 Hz and 50Hz, the company said.

Both models feature compact size and a range of input and output options for audio and video sources.

The iSync HD is billed as “a state-of-the-art digital video processor with de-interlacing and scaling that is the best way to match interlaced and progressive-scan video from a DVD player, satellite TV receiver, set-top box or VHS tape player to the native resolution of a display.”