At ISE 2018, Calibre UK (now owned by Coretronic) launched the HQUltra4030 seamless scaler-switcher. The new scaler-switcher is able to support up to 40 sources grouped into 23 discrete input channels, with four program outputs plus an independent confidence monitor output. The HQUltra4030 is spec’d to support 4K/UltraHD scaling up to 4K50/60 4:4:4 RGB formats (8-bit color). Calibre’s HQUltraFast technology claims typical input channel switching of 0.25 seconds in matrix switching with dissolve and fade transitions. The scaled image can be distributed across all four outputs while driving a programme surface area (whether for separate displays or a single videowall) up to true 8K/QuadUHD – 8192×4340.
The HQUltra4030 models provide all the functionality and performance of the base HQUltra4000 models, but more than doubles the number of scaling channels to 12 — four main, seven multi-layer PiPs/layers in total as well as a scalable background layer for each channel. The HQUltra4030S additionally provides eight 12G-SDI input channels and four 12G-SDI outputs, while the HQUltra4030FS supports SFP+ 12G-SDI optical I/O.
Standard input connectivity includes HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, composite, RGB and H.264 HD streaming video, plus front panel HDMI-in and USB connectors.