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Calibre Live Virtual Solution for Webinar and Event Productions

Calibre UK's HQPro1000 for live virtual solutions

Further expanding its global market reach, Calibre UK announces several new features in its flagship HQPro1000 for live virtual solutions.

"The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating how businesses use technology to operate and is transforming the way that people work, interact and even how they live," said Willy Tsai, managing director at Calibre UK. "Calibre's live virtual solution (LVS) meets the evolving needs of people working in virtual classrooms, conferences, webinars, event and studios enabling them to reach their audiences in an immersive and augmented way."

Calibre's LVS includes the HQPro1000 processor with modular architecture and 4K60 4:4:4 image processing. It offers support for multiple sources and layers, plus a confidence monitor output. Scaling is provided by Calibre's best-in-class low-latency proprietary HQUltra technology for true seamless, fast and transitional switching between scenes.

Unlike competing products, virtual presentations can be fully customized using The Calibre LVS. For event virtualization, it is possible to insert a virtual background transporting the presenter into any location or space.

New features of HQPro1000 for Live Virtual Solution includes high-quality chroma-keying and luma-keying with no requirement for any additional hardware or software preserving the latency for live presentation, objects or presenter where the background can easily be inserted. Advanced area of interest allows for versatile adjustments per layer to show what the users want to concentrate on, whether the source is a camera on a lecturer or something pre-recorded. Up-to 10 presets are available allowing users to define, store, and easily recall different screen layouts. For added performance, Calibre's LVS provides stable and high-quality scaling when compared to software-only solutions. Its FPGA processor can handle powerful resources including 3D objects and can handle any image size.

Calibre's LVS has flexible options to incorporate an HDMI-USB converter to transform the HQPro1000 output image to a computer camera image for live meetings via your video conferencing software such as zoom, Microsoft teams, WebEx, etc.

Users can also choose an H.265 encoder to record and stream video directly to a preferred video platform such as Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, etc.

Calibre's LVS incorporates four multi-windows in any size or position, seamless switching between sources, fade/in and out effect, and low latency -- ideal for the most demanding of production environments.

With the optional 12G SDI module card, Calibre's LVS can manage high frame rates and deep, saturated colors from 4K and Ultra4K signals over a single cable. Up to 120fps is perfect for long-distance image sources.

These new features make the Calibre live virtual solution an ideal solution for companies transitioning to virtual environments during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Calibre LVS was available in early October 2020 and is supported by Calibre's extensive global distribution partner network offering localized product training and support.

Products are also available to order online at the new Calibre online shop at online-store.calibreuk.com/.


(16 November 2020)

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