The world's most versatile video processor

The Vista Spyder gives you total control and flexibility, so you can mix an incredible number of sources in multiple windows, create all kinds of Picture-in-Pictures (PIPs), define, shape and blend borders with remarkable ease, and do it all without a hitch, every single time.
Christie Vista Spyder Image Processor

Christie Vista Spyder video processor

Choice. Control. Flexibility. What every integrator wants.

Overview

 

The original version of Spyder for edge-blended widescreen, single and multiscreen applications, the strength of the Spyder 200/300 series is its modularity. The 200/300 series comes in 22 models packaged as 2RU or 3RU units with varying I/O combinations up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs, as well as smaller I/O increments so you can build the system you need. All models in this series are compatible and configurable with each other. This modularity can make the 200/300 series more cost effective in configurations that don't match the Spyder X20 I/O structure.

Features

Mixing and multiple key frame effects

  • Smooth-Go transitions automatically interpolate between the first look and the second look according to user-defined duration
  • Real-time window resizing and positioning with unrestricted window placement
  • Full motion path editing with velocity control at each key frame
  • PIP borders, including drop shadows and soft inside edge
  • Adjustable PIP aspect ratio correction as well as cropping, pan and zoom
  • Quickly apply looks to multiple video layers with user-defined treatments

Keying

  • Luminance keyer on every input
  • Chroma keyer on every input
  • Alpha channel bitmaps on every input, for alpha channel titling or bugs from your favorite graphics application

Presets & timed cues

  • Save Command Key presets for a single video layer or a complete on-screen look that includes all layout information as well as machine control for ancillary devices
  • Save multiple keyframes in scripted sequences that advance manually or automatically based on timed cues.

Background buffers

  • Two native or scalable resolution background buffers allows mixing between high-resolution, still backdrops for PIP images or background inputs without having to use any of Spyder's inputs to prevent screens from going to black

Video processing

  • Supports one video layer per input
  • 10-bit analog inputs and outputs
  • Low delay (< 1.5 interlaced frames)
  • 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down detection

Taking the next step

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Specs

 
       
 
Input Number
  • X20-0808: 8 Inputs total - 4 Supporting composite, S-Video, Component Analog, HDSDI, SDI and 3G SDI (SMPTE 424M) - 4 Supporting Progressive DVI and Progressive RGBHV
  • X20-1608: 16 Inputs total - 8 Supporting composite, S-Video, Component Analog, HDSDI, SDI and 3G SDI (SMPTE 424M) - 8 Supporting Progressive DVI and Progressive RGBHV
Input Signals
  • Analog RGB, composite, component
  • DVI, single-link and dual-link (8 inputs are dual-link capable)
  • SDI, HD-SDI and 3G HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • Motion adaptive de-interlacing (SD & HD)
Pixel Clock
  • Analog up to 165 MHz
  • DVI up to 330 MHz
Resolutions
  • Horizontal resolutions up to 2560 and vertical resolutions up to 2160 within 330MHz (any resolution greater than 2048 x 1200 uses 2 input channels)
Scan Rates
  • Up to 120Hz dependent on pixel clock rate maximum
Output Number
  • 8 @ (< 2048x1200) or 4 @ (2560x1600) or combination of 4 dual-link and 4 single-link resolutions
Output Signals
  • Analog RGB, component
  • DVI, single-link and dual-link (4 outputs are dual-link capable)
  • SDI, HD-SDI and 3G HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • Any output can be a scaled output for recording widescreens
  • Integrated source monitoring at full frame rates
  • Any output can be an operator's monitor, simultaneously displaying preview and program for a given pixel space or the entire show on a single output
  • Output synchronization: free-run or vertically referenced to NTSC/PAL black burst
Output Pixel Clock
  • Analog up to 165MHz
  • DVI up to 265MHz
Output Resolution
  • Horizontal resolutions up to 2560 and vertical resolutions up to 2160 within 330MHz including 4K
Output Scan Rates
  • Up to 120Hz dependent on pixel clock rate maximum
Control & Networking
  • RS232 In/Out
  • Ethernet (10/100)
Enhanced Feature Sets
  • Independent aspect ratio and frame rate setup
  • Overlays
  • Transitions
  • Aspect ratio conversions
  • Output rotation (portrait)
  • Optional active and passive stereoscopic support
  • Optional HDCP support
  • Still frame (freeze) capability on every input
  • Read/write still store. Load bmp, png, tiff, or jpg images to (or capture images from) any Spyder input.
Dimensions
  • Space requirements: 2RU and 3RU
  • Size: 
    • 200: (L x W x H): 22 x 17.3 x 3.5" (561 x 439 x 89 mm)
    • 300: (L x W x H): 22 x 17.3 x 5.3" (561 x 439 x 134 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 200: 25lbs (11kg)
    • 300: 33lbs (15kg)
 
       

Due to constant research, specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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This is the PDF product brochure that outlines key features, specifications and uses for the Christie Vista Spyder.

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