Control Upgrade Improves Workflow for Crystal Vision’s Chroma Keyer

​Crystal Vision has further improved the operation of its Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer in a live situation following significant changes to the VisionPanel universal control panel.

VisionPanel is designed to operate up to 16 Crystal Vision Indigo or Vision frames, with its physical controls making it well suited to those products that need regular adjustment, such as Safire 3. Benefitting from Crystal Vision's responsive technical support and five year warranty, the Safire 3 modular real-time chroma keyer is ideal for applications from weather to immersive virtual studios, with a simple intuitive workflow for setting up a key, support for resolutions from SD to 1080p and features such as lighting compensation, colour correction and video delay to help solve common real world issues. 

VisionPanel's touch screen improvements include making it more responsive, as well as increasing the size of the Home button to make it easier to press. The drop down menus on the touch screen have been replaced with a 'radio group' style control which allows faster operation - where it used to take two steps to select something, it now takes one. New navigation has also significantly quickened the workflow when moving between menus: it is no longer necessary to go via the home screen to change menus, as tabs for all the other menus within that menu group are now displayed.

VisionPanel's knob improvements include swapping the coarse and fine adjustment for easier operation: turning the knob now defaults to the more commonly-used faster speed adjustment. VisionPanel's hard button improvements include reassignment of the right-hand hard buttons to get immediate access to some of the most frequently-used chroma keyer menus (Key Status and Gain and Spill) as well as to provide a chroma key on/off toggle.

The new features are all available now.

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