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Vaddio Unveils Latest ClearView HD Camera

The ClearVIEW HD-19 image stabilization minimizes the effects of camera shake or vibration to provide stable, smooth operation.

Vaddio, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, unveils its ClearVIEW HD-19 high definition PTZ camera with SmartSHOT technology.

The ClearVIEW HD-19 is equipped with a 19x optical zoom lens and is built around a 1.3 megapixel, 1/3-Type Sony Exmor high-speed, low-noise CMOS image sensor. Integrated SmartSHOT technology with “adjustable image processing” (AIP) provides end user control of advanced imaging “digital signal processor” (DSP) functions. The DSP functions allow the camera operator the ability to deliver an extremely crisp detailed image with vibrant high definition color.

The SmartSHOT technology allows a camera operator the ability to adjust the amount of image processing automation that the camera’s DSP provides. In addition, the AIP such as “Auto White Balance,” “Auto Iris” and “Automatic Gain Control” are typically set at the factory and cannot be changed by the end user. However, with SmartSHOT users can set the DSP to the value needed for the venue and not be contained to a predetermined value set for a perfect room, Vaddio says.

The ClearVIEW HD-19 also has image stabilization to minimize the effects of camera shake or vibration to provide stable, smooth operation and a new Outdoor Camera Mode provides outstanding image quality for shooting outdoor activities.

Using an increased pixel aperture size, high frame rate, high signal-to-noise, and column-parallel A/D conversion method, the detail and sensitivity of the sensor are increased and noise is dramatically reduced. Outputs include component HD in 1080p, 1080i or 720p and simultaneous SD video in 480i. SDI is also available with an optional Slot Card. Control runs via VISCA command protocol or the IR remote that is supplied. Slip-clutch robotics enhance system performance with smooth pan/tilt operation for accurate camera movement and control.

Minimum illumination is rated at an astonishing 0.7 LUX for extremely low-lit areas. ??Like all Vaddio ClearVIEW cameras, the HD-19 can be configured as a WallVIEW short range (SR), WallVIEW DVI/HDMI or WallVIEW CCU system. The SR system provides power to the camera, and component HD (or DVI/HDMI) video back to the quick-connect SR up to 100 feet over a single CAT-5 cable. Both the SR and CCU versions use the EZ-Port on the back of the camera. With an additional CCU EZIM card power, video and control can be run up to 500 feet over CAT-5 cable. In addition, the CCU allows the user adjustable red and blue gain, pedestal, gamma, chroma, knee, iris and gain and allows up to three scene settings to be stored in the CCU. An optional SDI Slot card is also available. ??