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DVDO iScan Duo Video Processor

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THE TOTAL CALIBRATION SOLUTION

The DVDO iScan Duo video processor is a revolutionary product, a true game changer. Here's why: Until now there was always one weak link in the chain of video calibration. If your display lacked the proper set of calibration controls, it simply didn't matter if you had an extremely accurate meter and the world's greatest software. Without the means to adjust the image, you could not improve the display regardless of whatever calibration equipment you used.

The only solution to this problem was an external device that provided the necessary adjustments that you could place in between the source material (broadcast, DVD, or Blu-ray) and the display. Unfortunately, there were very few such devices available. There are full-featured video processor like the Radiance that did the job, but they are more expensive and out of reach for many users. There were also more affordable PC-based solutions, but these devices lacked a robust feature set and required adding a computer to your home entertainment system. The Duo changes all of this. 

It is first and foremost a full-featured video processor designed from the ground up as an user-friendly addition to a quality home theater installation. It offers the following:

  • Numerous inputs (analog and digital)
  • Transcoding of analog inputs into digital outputs
  • World-class scaling and deinterlacing for standard and high definition sources
  • Noise reduction
  • Detail enhancement
  • Aspect ratio control
  • Selectable output format, including up to 1080p
  • User-friendly remote control with on-screen display

With all of these features, the Duo is much like a high-end home theater receiver without the amplifier section. However, what makes the Duo truly special is the comprehensive set of video calibration controls it also offers. These include:

  • Comprehensive set of video test patterns
  • 11-point greyscale adjustment
  • 11-point gamma adjustment
  • Full 3D color management, offering adjustments to the brightness, hue, and saturation of all of the primary and secondary colors

These controls allow a user or calibrator to dial in an image to near perfection. Before the Duo, there simply was no product on the market that offered this mix of powerful video processing, user-friendliness, and a full set of calibration tools at anywhere near the price of the Duo.

The DVDO Duo may be adjusted manually or using ChromaPure Auto-Calibrate which allows anyone with little or no training in video technology to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input. Just setup a few simple options, click Auto-Calibrate, and then just go have a cup of coffee while the process completes, usually in less than 10 minutes.

For more on Colour Management Systems (CMS), what they are, and why we need them, see this article by Terry Paullin (900K, PDF format). He teaches for the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF).

Specifications/Features

Precision Deinterlacing™

480i/576i/1080i 10-bit Motion, Edge & Source-Adaptive Deinterlacer

  • Five-field motion adaptive deinterlacing
  • Edge adaptive processing for smooth diagonal edges
  • Three frame video processing delay (Max)
  • Game Modes with very low latency
  • Sub-1 frame delay with edge adaptive processing
  • 2 frame delay with edge and motion adaptive processing

PReP®, Progressive ReProcessing

Recovers the original interlaced fields from deinterlaced progressive formats such as 480p, 576p and 1080p. The original interlaced source can then be deinterlaced by VRS Precision Deinterlacing technology to produce a higher quality progressive image.

Precision Video Scaling™

10-bit high definition video scaler supporting 1080p input and output

Mosquito Noise Reduction - reduces random noise which appears along the edges of compressed images

Fine Detail Enhancement - to extract fine detail in low-resolution or compressed sources

Edge Enhancement - to sharpen edges without adding any ringing

Progressive Cadence Detection™

Enables 24/48/72Hz and 25/50/75Hz output from film-based content at 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080p resolutions

Precision AV LipSync™

Intelligent digital audio delay technology to match Audio & Video timing

RightRate™

High-Performance Framerate Conversion

AutoVFR™

Intelligent Component Video Inputs with Automatic Video Format Routing

AutoCUE-C™

Automatic Chroma Upsampling Error detection & correction

Key Features

  • Eight HDMI 1.3 Inputs that process up to 1080p-24/25/50/60
  • Analog HD Transcoding and 3D Comb Filter
  • Flexible Input and Output Aspect Ratio Controls
  • Full-frame Timebase Correction
  • Flexible Digital and Analog Audio switching and routing - 8 HDMI 1.3 audio/video inputs, 6 assignable audio inputs (4 digital, 1 analog) with 2 HDMI 1.3 audio/video output, 1 HDMI 1.3 audio output and 2 active digital audio outputs.
  • Serial Automation Port
  • Two 12V triggers

Color Management

  • Color Gamut with White point adjustment for accurate color reproduction in displays
  • 11-point Grayscale controls to calibrate display gray levels over the full signal range
    Controls

Input Aspect Ratio Controls

  • 4:3 full frame, 4:3 letterbox, Panorama, 16:9 full frame
  • Flexible Horizontal and Vertical Zooming Panning Controls
  • Overscan Adjustment per Input

Deinterlacing Modes

  • Auto, Film Bias, Video, Forced 3:2, Forced 2:2, Forced 2:2 odd, Forced 2:2 even

Input Picture Controls

  • Fully programmable controls with non-volatile memories per input
  • Mosquito Noise Reduction, Fine Detail Enhancement, Edge Enhancement, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue

Operation

  • Intuitive On Screen Display and easy to read 2 line, 20 character Front Panel Display
  • Front Panel Controls, including IR Remote Control (discrete codes available), Automation via RS232 port

Output Controls

  • Automatic Detection of Preferred Output formats from display
  • Manual override including 1080p60 and 1080p24

Miscellaneous

  • 35 Built-in test patterns
  • Software Upgradeable via USB port

Power

  • Universal AC mains input: 100 - 240 VAC @ 50 - 60 Hz
  • Consumption < 60W
  • Sleep mode - automatic 30 second timeout indicated by power indicator color change off

Physical Dimensions

  • 10.4"x17"x2.2" (26.3cmx43.4cmx5.5cm) with feet
  • 10.4"x17"x1.8" (26.3cmx43.4cmx4.6cm) without feet
  • Standard 19" 1U 1.75" Rackmount kit included

Weight

  • Shipping - 12.2 lb
  • Unit without Power Supply - 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)

15 Video Inputs

  • 3 Composite (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • 1 S-Video(NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • 2 Component (YPbPr or RGB/S) processes 480i/p-60, 576i/p-50, 720p-50/60, 1080i-50/60, 1080p-50/60
  • 1 PC input (VGA connector) VGA-SXGA@60Hz
  • 8 HDMI 1.3 (RGB or YCbCr) processes 480i/p-60, 576i/p-50, 720p-50/60, 1080i-24/25/50/60, 1080p-50/60, VGA-SXGA@60Hz

14 Audio Inputs

  • 8 HDMI 1.3
  • 1 Assignable Coaxial Digital
  • 3 Assignable Optical Digital
  • 2 Assignable Analog Pair (L/R)

Video Outputs

  • 2 HDMI 1.3 Audio/Video

Audio Outputs

  • 1 HDMI Audio
  • 1 Coaxial Digital
  • 1 Optical Digital

Video Output Resolution

  • Auto Detection of display's preferred output format
  • Digital Television Standards 480p (720x480), 576p (720x576), 720p (1280x720), 1080i (1920x1080), 1080p (1920x1080), 1080p-24 (1920x1080@24Hz)
  • PC Standards VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), SXGA (1280x1024)

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Reviews/Testimonials

A review of the Duo by Tom Huffman (ISF Calibrator, author of ChromaPure software) can be found here (coming soon).
For reviews/testimonials of ChromaPure calibration software & packages, see our ChromaPure order page.

Why buy from CurtPalme.com?

CurtPalme.com are calibration experts and authors of the popular free calibration guide: Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies. we live and breathe calibration. No matter what your needs we can assist in choosing what's right for you. We offer products for the budget DIY'er all the way up to the seasoned professional, all at CurtPalme.com discounted prices.

Links

ChromaPure software
ChromaPure Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies
Official DVDO iScan Duo forum thread
ChromaPure Discussion/Support Forum

FAQ: Which meter is right for me?
Colour Science: About Meter Accuracy
Colour Science: Video Calibration Myths

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