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What is a video processor? Why is it important?

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Video walls have revolutionized how we communicate and display content, but how much do you actually know about them and what makes them function? If you’re scratching your head or just thought that content magically appears on the screens with no help, you’ve come to the right place.

At DEXON, we ensure that our customers have access to all the necessary information before purchase; that’s why we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to all things video processors so you can invest with confidence.

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This article discusses what a video processor is, where we use video processors, why video wall processors are so crucial to demanding AV projects, and where you can find the perfect video processor for your project.

Let’s go!

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What is a video processor?

Before we get into the specifics, it’s important that we first lay down the law and talk about what exactly a video processor is. A processor is a control box that processes the input signals across a multi-screen display, allowing content from several sources to be displayed on a video wall that consists of multiple monitors used to display one or numerous coherent images.

multi-screen processor takes signals from the original source and translates this into content that we can all view and understand. Typically, these signals are transported via HDMI cables from PCs, satellites, and media players, allowing users to stream various types of content.

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This technology is absolutely essential for demanding AV projects as they perform many tasks at once.

A video processor takes care of the layout of the content by mapping out the display, recalling from previous setups and more. Additionally, they also take care of the resolution of the video wall, ensuring that there’s absolutely no latency or drop in frame rate.

Where do we use video processors?

Any AV enthusiast who frequently works with video wall technology will tell you that one of the best parts is this technology’s versatility. You can use a video processor with any project that you deem fit! More specifically, we recommend video processors for demanding projects such as central management in a control room setting. This is because these settings typically require 24/7 operation. We can commonly find control rooms in traffic management, emergency response such as police or ambulance, and security and surveillance settings. Here are some other settings where you may find video wall processors:

  • Sports venues
  • Offices and business settings
  • Entertainment venues
  • Newsrooms
  • Transport settings

Why are video processors important?

Here are some reasons why video processors are advantageous to demanding AV projects:

Professionalism

Let’s be honest, having a sleek and professional setup does wonders for your self-esteem, but it also has a significant impact if you’re using video walls and processors in a business setting. With a professional standard video processor, you can run a seamless and efficient display with little error.

This has several positive impacts on your business operations, helping you achieve a maximum level of communication by allowing you to distribute important company announcements on one screen, whilst streaming web based content or business performance numbers on the other. With a video processor, you can help your business maintain a professional, technology-driven profile that places you at the cutting edge of communication innovation.

Enhanced control

Video walls are exceptional at giving users ultimate control over what content they display and where it goes, but this doesn’t just happen on its own. Video processors are the brains behind these dynamic displays and allow users to have more control over what their content looks like, the quality, the location and how dominant certain images or footage is.

Mitigation against bezels

Depending on the type of video wall you have, you may experience the negative impacts of large bezels. For anyone who isn’t aware, the bezel is the technical term for the borders surrounding each monitor.

While these bezels can vary in size, larger bezels can cause an interruption in the quality of your multi-screen display. This is particularly prominent on more cost-effective video walls such as LCD displays. If you’re displaying different information on each monitor, this is unlikely to cause an issue, but if you’re attempting to display one coherent and high-quality image, this can have a negative impact on how the impact is displayed across the wall.

So, how do video processors do this? Well, most high power processors come with what is known as ‘bezel compensation’. Essentially, this function works by blurring the edges of the images ever so slightly, meaning that pixels blend across screens seamlessly. This rids video walls of any annoying misalignment and allows images to appear with little error across the wall.

Flexibility

One of the best things about video wall technology is that it is so versatile, meaning that users aren’t crammed into a box and confined to just one function. With a good processor, users can stream web-based content on a collection of their monitors, whilst connecting to a remote network and streaming footage from their security cameras on other screens.

This means that users get a lot more bang for their buck, with processors allowing them to truly have eyes everywhere!

Where can I find video processors?

Has all of that persuaded you to invest in a video processor? Well, look no further than the DEXON website! We provide our customers with top-quality products that are made to facilitate impressive displays. Each processor comes with its own in-depth guide, including application areas, configuration, specifications and more!

When buying one of our products, you can be sure that you’re receiving the best quality for your uses. Customers have the luxury of a vast range of processors to choose from, meaning you have total control over what you spend!

Are you worried about quality? Don’t sweat it; we offer processors that facilitate 4K ultra HD, so you can take comfort that you’ll have both a dynamic and high-quality display. So, don’t delay and browse our selection today to find your perfect video processor!

There you have it, folks, your comprehensive guide to all things video processors.

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James Musoba
James Musoba
Studying Africa's startup and technology scene. I always look forward to discovering new exciting inventions and vibrant entrepreneurs.

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