Boeckeler Instruments Inc., has launched its “high-bandwidth digital content protection” (HDCP) Pointmaker PVI-4600 HDCP compliant annotation system, that allows users to draw over protected digital video, the company says in a written statement.
The Pointmaker PVI-4600 HDCP was originally developed to protect video content from being illegally duplicated, the company says. However, personal computers, laptops, and Apple computers are gravitating toward encrypting content. With Boeckeler’s release of the HDCP-compliant Pointmaker, all HDCP signals can be annotated.
In addition to marking over digitally protected HDCP material, the Pointmaker PVI-4600 also marks over digital and analog signals video graphics array (VGA) or analog encoding (YUV) up to 1920x1080p, the company says. The 1RU 17” wide x 15” deep device features two input and two output connectors: high definition multimedia interface (HDMI 1.3) and digital visual interface (DVI-I.) The DVI-I handles both analog and digital signals simultaneously with the proper adapter cable, therefore making the PVI-4600 a three-input, three-output device.
While the PVI-4600 maintains the simplified user interface of its predecessors—with easy free-hand drawing and clearing from a small tablet (included) or added touch screen—the PVI-4600 has an additional mode of operation for those who want more drawing options, the company says. Using an on-screen menu, the presenter can change marking color, line thickness, pointer style, highlighting and more, according to the firm.