DNF Controls has announced a new control option for Vista Systems, manufacturer of the Spyder multifunction video processor. The two companies have worked together to enable close integration of the Spyder system and DNF Controls' ST420-VSS Shotbox, which together provide a simple video access, enhancement and control solution for staging and event producers. As part of this endeavor, Vista Systems can offer DNF Controls' ST420-VSS Shotbox as another control option to clients using the company's Spyder video processor.
The ST420-VSS Shotbox connects directly to the Vista Spyder over an Ethernet interface. Users can read the Spyder system's advanced command keys and automatically map them to Shotbox keys (10 banks of 27 keys per bank), assign a specific command key to a specific Shotbox key, recall a group of command keys at the press of a button and step forward or backward through the cues in a single script or a group of scripts.
The Spyder video processor allows a production technician to use a variety of inputs, including HD, DVI, analog RGB, SDI, HD-SDI, analog Betacam, composite or S-Video, and project them through a single output to multiple displays. It can be used in a range of production environments, from the boardroom to the newsroom and the stadium arena, to create compelling, dynamic shows.