John Stapsy, general manager, U.S. operations at Datavideo, says a majority of his customers are from the church, education, corporate training and DVD production, and "low-cost production truck" markets.
For these types of applications, Datavideo
offers its SE-800 4 Input Digital Video Mixer ($4,500; an analog model is also available at $2,600), a variant of the traditional production switcher in that it also handles audio. Datavideo
's SE-800 4 Input Digital Video Mixer
"DV cameras are being sold in great quantity because they offer remarkable quality for much less money than professional ENG/EFP cameras," says Stapsy
."In combination with these lower cost DV cameras, [the SE-800] can deliver ‘broadcast quality' results from well-controlled situations."
According to Stapsy
, some of the SE-800's standout features include: four DV25 inputs, digital effects, dissolve, chroma key, four stereo inputs, a four-channel stereo mixer, 30 programmable playback keys, a four-input LCD monitor and holder, a next source preview/tally box, 4:2:2 full-frame synchronizers, and a rugged carrying case.