Crystal Vision Swear Cleanit Is Better Than Ever

Cleanit is Crystal Vision’s latest version of its profanity delay system. It allows a live content stream to be delayed by up to 20 seconds in HD (ten seconds in 3Gb/s or 110 seconds in SD), giving the operator time to react and prevent the broadcast of offensive material.

Issues are not just expletives or obscene gestures but could be wardrobe malfunctions, bloopers, competitor mentions, coughing fits or technical problems. Cleanit allows the broadcaster to delay the programme by the exact amount required. It is controlled using a smart button box or computer GUI - with the choice of either manual or automatic operation of the cover/uncover functions.

Explained Crystal Vision's MD, Philip Scofield: "Customers have told us that the Cleanit profanity delay gives them confidence to make programmes which engage with the audience. Anything inappropriate is simply and safely removed. The configuration options ensure that the operation meets the exact requirement and provides value for money."

This solution - which is based on the Crystal Vision Indigo range of modular products and frames - is available in different versions.

Cleanit 1 and Cleanit 3 are both designed for video containing embedded audio. Cleanit 1's audio cover allows the operator to mute (or shuffle) up to 16 channels of embedded audio to mask unwanted content, while Cleanit 3's audio and video cover allows for audio mute (or shuffle) of up to 16 channels of embedded audio as well as video freeze (or black). Cleanit 2 is designed for video and discrete audio, with its audio cover allowing for audio mute (or shuffle) of eight channels of 110 ohm AES or four channels of analogue audio.

Cleanit Custom is for those who need any additional functionality - such as the insertion of a graphic or audio file or clean switching to another source. Cleanit Custom can also be used to get extra video outputs or video outputs in different formats, synchronise the programme, get additional delay or use discrete 75 ohm AES or fibre input or output - and will be custom designed to meet the broadcaster's exact requirements. Cleanit makes the most of rack space: one standard Cleanit will fit in a desk top box, with up to three in a 1U frame or six in a 2U frame.

VisionWeb is a free-of-charge way of operating Cleanit from a web browser running on any device connected to the same network. The SBB-4 smart button box is for live operation. Using VisionWeb or the SBB-4, the cover/uncover functions can be activated either manually or automatically and can be either delayed or (for missed profanities) immediate.

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