Vision Mixer: General Facilities

The sophisticated switcher offers all the visual effects (and more!) to the TV director that are available in the film-making process. Effects that require time, skill, and costly auxiliary equipment in film, can be achieved in TV at the touch of a button.

The cut

Even the simplest mixer can cut between picture sources. The cut is an instantaneous switch from one picture to another. As with all types of transition, there must be no frame-roll or flash evident on the picture at the moment of cutting.

The mix or dissolve

Here the transition is less pronounced. As the faders are operated the established picture (e.g. Camera 2) fades away, while the new picture (e.g. telecine) progressively appears. Both picture ...

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