The Extron IN1508 is an eight input, AV presentation switcher that accepts and scales a wide range of video signals to a common, high resolution output rate. It can accommodate two composite video, two S-video, one standard or high definition component video, one DVI-D, and two RGB computer-video sources. Eight input stereo audio switching is also provided with independent gain and attenuation control. The ability to accept multiple inputs of varying formats along with many other convenient and useful features make the IN1508 a true presentation switcher that is an ideal centerpiece for mid-sized AV systems.
PIP - picture-in-picture
— Allows a video source to be displayed within an RGB image, or vice
versa. Six preprogrammed PIP window options are available, including
side-by-side windows, with dynamic, fully adjustable window positioning.
Audio follow can be set for either the main or PIP window.
— Switching is seamless between RGB and video inputs with selectable
cut or fade to black transitions. Presentations can be enhanced by
eliminating distracting visual jumps, glitches, and distortion commonly
seen when switching between computer and video sources.
— The IN1508 features an on-screen display which facilitates easy menu
navigation for setup and operation, as well as display of information
pertaining to the selected input and system settings.
— The IN1508 provides a means for specifying the rate of incoming DVI
and VGA signals through the RS-232 serial port. EDID emulation allows
proper communication with DVI and VGA sources.
— For expedited presentation setup, the IN1508 can optimize the image
on inputs 6 and 7 by analyzing and then adjusting to the incoming
source, eliminating complex and time-consuming setup procedures. This
feature can be engaged via the front panel or through RS-232 serial
Audio switching with input gain and attenuation
— The IN1508 features stereo audio switching for each input source.
Gain or attenuation can be adjusted for each input. Audio is output as
balanced or unbalanced with output volume control.
Aspect ratio conversion
— Any video input can be adjusted horizontally and vertically to meet a
specific aspect ratio requirement. Alternatively, the input aspect
ratio may be specified as 4:3 or 16:9 and fixed.
Front panel security lockout
— This feature locks out all front panel functions except for input
selection; all functions however, are available through RS-232 control.