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Kramer Introduces VP-747 In-CTRL™ Dual Scaler Seamless Switcher
Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010
Kramer Introduces VP-747 In-CTRL™ Dual Scaler Seamless Switcher


A New Level of Performance for the Market Incorporating HQV® Image Processing and HDMI Inputs
Hampton, New Jersey – November 8, 2010 – Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP-747 In-CTRL Dual Scaler Seamless Switcher. The VP-747 is a true multi-standard video to graphics scaler and seamless switcher with eight sets of universal inputs. The universal inputs are comprised of 5 BNC connectors each, two of which can also be used as HDMI/DVI inputs on DVI connectors.  
A key feature of the VP-747 is the incorporation of HQV® (Hollywood Quality Video) processing technology for the ultimate in image quality. HQV® represents the state-of-the-art in video processing technology. It offers the highest quality de-interlacing (with 3:2 and 2:2 pull down), advanced noise reduction that reduces block chroma and mosquito noise, and scaling performance for both standard and high-definition signals.
The VP-747 In-CTRL seamless switcher automatically accepts and processes all variations of NTSC, PAL and SECAM signals; and is HDCP compliant. Signals can be input into the VP-747 on any of eight universal inputs, which can be configured to operate with a composite video, s-Video (Y/C), component video, RGsB, RGBS or RGBHV input signal. The universal inputs are comprised of five BNCs per input channel. Inputs 1 and 2 can also be configured as HDMI/DVI inputs that support a data rate of up to 1.65 Gbps per graphic channel on DVI-D connectors.  Embedded audio is passed when going into and out of the scaler DVI-D.
The VP-747 has multiple output resolution settings for computer graphics output. These conform to the most popular display standards in the market as well as 480p, 576p, 720p,1080i and 1080pHDTV output resolutions and four user-definable output resolution settings.
The VP-747’s dual scalers guarantee live, seamless transitions from one source to another.  The dual scalers provide users both a Preview and Program output. Each of those outputs has three simultaneous active connectors, one set of five BNC connectors for RGBHV, a DVI-D connector for a DVI/HDMI, and a 15-pin HD output connector for a computer graphics video. Depending on the output resolution selected, the BNC output channel and the 15-pin HD output can output a signal with either the RGB or Component video color space. When outputting a Component video color space a breakout cable will be needed for use with the 15-pin HD connector.
The VP-747 includes Kramer’s high quality K-IIT™ Picture-in-Picture Image Insertion technology with ultra-stable picture-in-picture, picture-and-picture, and split screen capability for both the Preview and Program outputs. It allows any low resolution (Composite, s-Video) video source to be inserted into a high resolution (Component, VGA, DVI) video source and vice versa, with positioning and sizing controls available to the user. The VP-747 also includes Kramer’s Projector Anywhere™ technology, which allows the user to control the horizontal and vertical geometry to compensate for off-axis projector placement.
The VP-747 offers multiple aspect ratio adjustment so the user can select between 4:3, 16:9, anamorphic, letter box and user-definable settings independently for both the Program and the Preview output channels.  The unit also has a front panel lock out button, two USB ports for firmware downloads, a “Take” button, blue or black screen video blanking, image freeze and zoom controls, a built-in TBC, and a built-in proc amp for signal settings and adjustments such as color, hue, sharpness and more.  These settings are stored in non-volatile memory that retains the last settings used.
The VP-747 can be controlled via the front panel buttons using the high contrast LCD display, the included IR remote with the user-friendly menu-driven on screen display, the Ethernet port or via RS-232 signals. The VP-747 can also be controlled via an iPhone® or iPad® with Apps developed by Kramer and available in the Apple® App Store.
For the ultimate in live event control, the VP-747 can also be controlled via the optional VP-727T In-CTRL T-bar seamless switcher remote control panel. The VP-727T features a convenient “T” bar lever for precise switching and transition control. Companion 8x2 audio switchers, the VP-727A (unbalanced stereo) and the VP-727A-BA (balanced stereo) complement the VP-747.  These units switch eight stereo audio inputs to the selected preview and program outputs. Contact your local Kramer Electronics’ representative for more information on these optional additions for the VP-747.
The VP-747 comes with a worldwide power supply and is housed in a 3U high, standard 19” rack mount enclosure.  It sells in the United States at a list price of $5,995.00. The VP-747 is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.  Complete product information can be found at