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Title: Fade
Post by: Rhonda Totten on October 18, 2005, 10:03:40 am
It sounds like most of you are way beyond me but why not go to the top to get advice. I am looking for some sort of device to fade out my projected image so I can switch from one laptop to another and then fade in. I am not sure how much something like this will cost I am hoping less then $1000? Any help would be appriciated.

Rhonda
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Brian K Tennyson, CTS-D on October 18, 2005, 10:45:53 am
Welcome to the forum Rhonda. There are bunches of products that do exactly what you are looking for.

One questions. Is this a portable application or is it in a fixed location?
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Rhonda Totten on October 18, 2005, 11:23:58 am
Wow thanks for getting right on this! It is a portable environment for now. We are in the process of building to be don in 1yrish.

Rhonda
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Brian K Tennyson, CTS-D on October 18, 2005, 12:42:08 pm
portable is a little harder to come by. But none ov f the installed ones are very large.

I would look at http://www.kramerelectronics.com/indexes/item.asp?specs=245Kramer VP-724DS or the http://www.tvone.com/c2-4100.shtmlTV-ONE C2-4100 which has three VGA inputs and a bunch of features like PIP and Fade Through Black. Both have many other switchers with a variety of inputs and outputs.

You might also look at Extron http://http://www.extron.com[/url, who are kind of a budget option.Or Analog Way [url]http://www.analogway.com/who has great processors but are a bit more expensive.

Hope this gets you started. I will let other comment on experience they have had with these products.

BKT
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Tony Grimwood on October 18, 2005, 03:26:36 pm
I'll happily endorse Brian's suggestion of the Kramer box. Kramer is our first choice for installation work and we've found their stuff to be both reasonably priced and reliable.

Tony
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Michael Prasuhn on October 27, 2005, 02:08:12 am
Any number of Folsom products come to mind, especially the ImagePRO.

Same thing with FSR products where the Indie series is pretty much identical to the Folsom stuff.

<unverified info>I've been told that the FSR is the same stuff as the Folsom, only with better software and higher bandwidth through the unit.</unverified info>

-Mikey P
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Brian K Tennyson, CTS-D on October 27, 2005, 10:05:05 am
You are correct Folsom is the OEM for much of FSR video processing line. Folsom makes excellent scaling processors that are found in many projectors and flat panel displays.
Title: Re: Fade
Post by: Steve_11 on October 27, 2005, 07:14:55 pm
Rhonda - a question that comes to my mind is - why are you changing laptops?

If you were able to have your A/V files on one computer, then your problem would go away, and you would not have to buy some of the expensive gear that people are suggesting.