BrightEye Mitto: New Pricing for Web-to-Air


With the increased need for taking web video to air, broadcasters need tools for managing, editing, and uploading video with a manageable workflow. Ensemble Designs—the manufacturer of a wide array of signal management components—simplifies this web-to-air workflow with the BrightEye Mitto line of scan converters. The BrightEye line, including the BrightEye 56 is widely used in ENG truck applications where conditions require robust, reliable signal gear in a ruggedized form factor. Mitto offers web-to-air functionality in a similar platform.

BrightEye MittoTM is a high performance scan converter that provides a new way to take any computer source to 3G, HD or SD SDI video. The Mitto workflow is very simple. In addition to taking web video to air, you can use simple word processors, like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, as a character generator.

Connect the Mitto to your computer following the instructions that came with the unit, or from the Ensemble Designs website. Take the SDI output from the Mitto and connect it as an input to your production or presentation switcher.

Compose your text using Microsoft Word or similar word processing software.You can get quite creative by using different fonts installed on your computer that may not be available with conventional character generators. Any color of text may be used, however, a contrast with the background is necessary to make keying possible.

If your production switcher has a chroma keyer, you can place the text over a highly saturated color.

Once the title is composed, use the selection tool in the Mitto to define the area of the screen to output to the switcher. Mitto automatically scales the selected area to 3G, HD or SD video. Select the Mitto on your production switcher and choose
“luminance key” to key the text over the background of your choice. This key process is based on the brightness difference in the composed text. If you composed the text as black over a white background in the word processor, it may be necessary to use the “key invert” button on the switcher to properly key the title. If you placed the title over a color background, select “chroma key” on your switcher, and select the correct color to key the text.

The BrightEye Mitto™ family of high performance scan converters provide a new way to take just about any source to 3G, HD or SD SDI video. Computer video can now be used for the most demanding applications including broadcast, high-end military, medical, classroom, church and corporate. All Mitto units accept VGA, DVI and HDMI input signals from PC and Mac computers.

Contact Broadcast Equipment for pricing and specifications on Ensemble Designs BrightEye products.


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