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Brian Larson

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Swiss army Scaler
« on: July 21, 2018, 09:18:41 pm »

Looking for a Scaler that I can easily drop at the podium for corporate events that will take VGA and DVI or HDMI (at a minimum) from presenter laptops and convert to SDI (or just HDMI, if the price is right) to go out to my switcher.  Ideally this thing could auto detect input as well.

Does anything like this exist around the $1,000 mark?

We have Decimators for taking HDMI laptop signal but need something that can also do VGA/analog signals. We used to have Kramer VP78s that worked OK but were clunky to make them play nice with the rest of our gear format wise.

A Barco Screenpro is basically exactly what I want but retails for around $7k...

Any ideas?  Seems like this would be a highly in-demand piece of hardware. Sort of like a DI for video.




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Philip Roberts

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Re: Swiss army Scaler
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 12:58:32 am »

Grass valley advc-g1. Should be $1k. Iím not totally clear what the difference between the g1 and g1a is.
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Milt Hathaway

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Re: Swiss army Scaler
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 09:04:51 am »

Datavideo DAC-70. $500.

Doesn't auto-detect, but does scale. Inputs HDMI, VGA, and SDI. Outputs HDMI and SDI.

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Re: Swiss army Scaler
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 09:57:21 am »

Datavideo DAC-70 looks perfect! Nice form factor and only 1/2 my budget. Thanks!


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Tom Bourke

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Re: Swiss army Scaler
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 01:40:09 pm »

Datavideo DAC-70 looks perfect! Nice form factor and only 1/2 my budget. Thanks!


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DAC-70 is my goto for that app as well.  The SDI outs and loop are really good at driving long cable runs.
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Re: Swiss army Scaler
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 02:51:28 pm »

DAC-70 is my goto for that app as well.  The SDI outs and loop are really good at driving long cable runs.

I've been using DAC-70's as well for years and am very happy with them for this purpose. The only slightly annoying part is changing dip switches when needed (one switch has to change for VGA vs HDMI input). That said, we keep buying them because they do the job well every time and have been rock solid.
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