Video image quality is often determined by a combination of multiple factors such as camera alignment and calibration. The location of the production and the brands of connected video devices especially under Electronic Field Production (EFP) conditions can cause variable image quality in terms of brightness, colour saturation, and white balance between different video sources. Traditionally, experienced camera operators would align equipment before a production in order to avoid too much time and resources being spent on adjusting images in post production.
In order to make this alignment process easier and more efficient, Datavideo presents the VS-100, a cost-effective Sampling Vectorscope and Waveform monitor. This unit provides quick, accurate and standardized ways to calibrate and align signals from cameras and other video equipment. Its small size and DC voltage input means that it can be a go-anywhere engineering tool when paired with a HD / SD monitor like the Datavideo TLM-700HD or a rack based studio tool when paired with a TLM-702HD monitor. Alternatively it can be used with any HDMI or SDI monitor.
The VS-100 can be used to test and compare the accuracy of incoming video signals from cameras and/or connected equipment. The VS-100 can accept either SDI or HD-SDI input for signal analysis. The VS-100 can be set up to provide a clean video loop through on SDI/HD-SDI whilst still allowing technical monitoring on its HDMI output. Alternatively the scope view can also be displayed as a 1280 x 720 HD-SDI output.