AVFoundry has released an upgrade that allows its VideoEq processor to “tweak” 3D video content. The VideoEq is an external box that allows users to correct the color balance of their video signals.
“The unique architecture of the VideoEq allows it to handle 3D video in a way that will be difficult for other video processors,” AVFoundry president Eric Hernes explained.
According to Hernes, the VideoEq provides independent control over all of the color definitions in the video signal. This capacity is usually called “independent six-axis control,” because any of the three primary colors or three secondary colors can be adjusted without affecting the other five colors.
“What the VideoEq offers that no one else can is six-axis control over live 3D content,” Hernes explained.
The VideoEq, introduced in March, allows users of moderately priced video panels and projectors to match the performance of much more expensive models, the company says. The name, short for “Video Equalizer,” suggest its capabilities: in the same way a graphic equalizer allows listeners to adjust their sound system, the VideoEq allows viewers to adjust the colors of their video systems.
The VideoEq features a 10-Bit RGB Color Lookup Table that can white balance at 1,024 points and accurately reproduce any desired gamma value. The box ships with four preset video profiles, and allows the user to create another four custom profiles.
“The VideoEq is ideal for situations where you’ve come to the limits of your display’s abilities to be adjusted and would like further control,” Hernes explained.
The 3D upgrade is available free to current VideoEq owners via a field upgrade. The new 3D firmware can be downloaded from the AV Foundry web site, www.avfoundry.com.