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TV One 9 Input Seamless Switcher, 4 Outputs

Product Code TVC2-5100
Manufacturer TV One

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C2-5100 Multi-Video Format Video Processor (formerly called the C2-770) is much more than a Universal Video Scaler. Often referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of video processors, it has been the benchmark for video image conversion products since its introduction, coming nearer to the ideal of "Anything In - Anything Out" than any other conversion product available. Not only is it a high performance Video Scaler, Up-Converter, Down-Converter and Multi-Format Seamless Switcher, but it goes far beyond that. It's also a Worldwide Standards Converter, Chromkeyer, Lumakeyer, Picture-in-Picture Device, HDTV Converter, Frame Synchronizer, Time Base Corrector, Aspect Ratio Converter and a Universal Image Genlock, just to name a few. The 9-Inputs and 4-Outputs will accommodate Composite Video, S-Video, YCbCr, YPbPr, all HDTV formats and any RGBHV resolution up to 2048x2048 - not just some predefined ones, but ANY resolution, even custom ones. Plus, the C2-5100 also has 2-Outputs for Preview (RGBHV and Composite Video) to facilitate live event switching.

Picture-in-Picture Power - The C2-5100 is an unparalleled P-I-P device in its price range. Any video input can be squeezed and placed into a window of any size and positioned anywhere on the screen. The window can be placed over any other video input as the background. The image in the window can then be seamlessly switched to another video input. The image can also be zoomed while it is in the window. Multiple C2-5100 units may be cascaded to provide layer upon layer and window upon window of images from virtually any source, from Composite Video through HDTV and anything in between.

Powerful Features - The C2-5100 is ideally suited for use with LCD Projectors, CRT Monitors, Projection TV Systems, Plasma or HDTV Displays to improve picture quality. With its output signal format flexibility, it is assured that the Native Resolution of virtually any Digital Display can be matched. Because of the integral resolution calculator, even new resolutions can be instantly added to the menu. Adjustments are provided for Color Saturation, Hue, Brightness and Contrast and each video input has its own non-volatile memory to retain these settings, even when the power to the unit has been turned off. Integral Test Signals are user defined. A Logo memory is provided, so the unit can easily be used as a Logo Inserter. The C2-5100 employs advanced motion compensation to smooth out fast moving images and its automatic 3:2 Pull-down efficiently de-interlaces video from 24 fps film. The unit can be controlled from the front panel, via RS-232, IR or an optional IP interface.

C2-5200 Multi-Video Format Video Processor provides all the features and functions of the C2-5100 and adds an SDI input and output. This brings the unit's I/O total to 10 Inputs and 5 Outputs. Additionally, a second SDI input is provided exclusively as a genlock source. The SDI I/O is fully integrated into the architecture of the unit, so that any of the other signal formats may be converted to and from SDI and the SDI signal can be used as either the background or insert in the Picture-in-Picture windowing mode. Of course, it is also possible to seamlessly switch between any of the analog inputs and the SDI input

Key Features

Key Features of the C2-500 Series

  • Multiple conversion and scaling products in one
  • Up to 10 Multi-format Inputs, 5 Outputs
  • 2 Preview Outputs -- RGBHV and Composite
  • I/O: Comp, S-Video, YCbCr, YPbPr, RGBHV
  • SDI Input and Output provided on the C2-5200
  • AutoSet™ Sizing - Exclusive CORIO Feature
  • PIP allows any input over any other input
  • RS-232 Interface for external control
  • Optional IP Interface available
  • Proc Amp for Video Adjustments
  • CORIO2 Technology conversion engine
  • Auto Detect worldwide television standards
  • Zoom up to 1000% with 100% Pan coverage
  • Video Processing Controls for Image Adjustment
  • Front Panel Rotary Encoder and LCD

Multiple Products in One

  • High Definition Video Scaler
  • Multi-Format Seamless Switcher
  • Frame Synchronizer/TBC
  • Picture-in-Picture Device
  • Multi-Format Windowing Device
  • Worldwide TV Standards Converter
  • Chromakeyer - Lumakeyer
  • Scan Converter (Down Converter)
  • Video Scaler (Up Converter)
  • Multi-Format Image Synchronizer
  • SDTV-HDTV Video Scaler
  • PC-HDTV Video Scaler
  • HDTV-HDTV Video Scaler
  • PC-PC Video Scaler
  • Analog-SDI Converter (C2-5200)
  • Aspect Ratio Converter
  • Video Transcoder
  • Logo Inserter
  • And more...


10 Video Inputs (Note 1)

  • Composite Video 3x via BNC Connector
  • YC (S-Video) 3x via 4-PIN Mini-DIN Connector
  • RGBHV, YPbPr, YUV 3x (1x via 5-BNC, 2x via HD-15F)

Genlock Input

  • Reference Signal Any of the Video Inputs

5 Video Outputs

  • Composite Video 1x via BNC Connector
  • YC (S-Video) 1x via 4-PIN Mini-DIN Connector
  • SD/SDI (C2-5200 Only) 1x via BNC Connector
  • RGBHV, YPbPr, YUV 2x (1x via 5-BNC, 2x via HD-15F)

2 Preview Outputs

  • Composite Video 1x via BNC Connector
  • RGBHV, YPbPr, YUV 1x via HD-15 Female Connector

Input/Output Range

  • Computer Resolutions Up to 2048x2048
  • Max Vert Refresh Rate 250Hz
  • Max Horiz Frequency 150KHz
  • HDTV Resolutions All Known Resolutions & Formats
  • Interlace Support Progressive and Interlaced
  • Television Standards PAL-B, G, I, D, H, PAL-M, PAL-N
  • NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, SECAM,
  • SD/SDI (C2-5200 Only) SMPTE 259M

Input RGB Sync

  • Type Auto-detect RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
  • Level / Impedance TTL, 10KΩ
  • Polarity Positive or Negative
  • Maximum Level 5Vp-p

Output RGB Sync

  • Type RGBHV, RBGS
  • Level / Impedance 5Vp-p, 220Ω
  • Polarity Positive or Negative

Output YPbPr Sync

  • Type Bi-level

Control Methods

  • Local Front Panel 10x Programmable Buttons +LED,
  • Rotary Selector, LCD Readout
  • RS-232 Interface DB-9 Male Connector
  • IP Interface Optional via RJ45 Connector
  • Infrared Control Option IRC-5 Remote Control Unit
  • Audio Switcher Control Via D-15 Options Connector from the Main Unit


  • Desktop Case (HWD) 44x432x201mm (1.75"x17"x7.9")
  • With Rack Ears (HWD) 44x483x201mm (1.75"x19"x7.9")
  • Weight (Net) 3.48 kg (7.66 lbs)


  • Operating Temperature 0° to +50° C (+32° to +122° F)
  • Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, Non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature -10° to +70° C (+14° to +158° F)
  • Storage Humidity 10% to 85%, Non-condensing

Regulatory Approvals

  • Video Scaler Unit FCC, CE, RoHS
  • Power Supplies UL, CUL, CE, PSE, GS, RoHS


  • Image Size & Position AutoSet or Manual
  • Image Zoom Range Continuous to 1000%
  • Image Shrink Range Continuous to 10%
  • Image Mirroring Horizontal and/or Vertical
  • Image Freeze Full Frame
  • Video Memory 4x4MBytes Picture Memory
  • Buffers (16MBytes total)
  • Resolution Memory Approximately 1,000 Definable
  • Firmware Memory Flash, Upgradeable via RS-232
  • Flicker Filter 4-Level Vertical
  • PIP Any 2 Video Inputs
  • Number PIP Windows Multiple Units may be Cascaded
  • Video I/O Impedance 75Ω
  • Video Decoder 9-bit Digital
  • Comb Filter Decoding Adaptive
  • De-Interlacing (PAL-NTSC) Pixel-level Motion Adaptive
  • Film Mode (NTSC) 3:2 Pull Down Detection
  • Video Encoder 10-bit Digital
  • Digital Sampling 24-bit, 8-bits per R, G and B
  • Colors 16.7 Million
  • Video Scaling Engine Proprietary CORIO®2
  • Internal Format 4:2:2 YUV
  • Internal Test Patterns User Defined
  • LCD Panel 24x2 Character
  • Logo Inserter Flash Programmable
  • Proc Amp Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
  • & Hue for CV & SV Inputs, plus
  • Video Level for RGB Inputs
  • Proc Amp Memory Settings for each Video Input

Power Requirement

  • Internal Power Supply 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 50W


  • Limited Warranty 2 Years Parts and Labor

Accessories Included

  • 1x AC Power Cord US, UK or Euro
  • 1x Operations Manual C2-5000 Series
  • 1x Rackmount Kit 2 Ears and 4 Screws
  • 1x Control Software Downloadable from website

Optional Accessories

  • A2-2000 Audio Switcher (Note 2)
  • IRC-5 IR Remote Control Unit
  • Add 10 to Model No. Network Interface (Factory Installed)
  • CC-300 CORIOconsole Hardware Control Panel

Product Item Number

  • C2-5100 Universal Scaler
  • C2-5110 Universal Scaler with IP Interface
  • C2-5200 Universal Scaler with SD/SDI I/O
  • C2-5210 Universal Scaler with SD/SDI & IP


  1. RGBHV Inputs/Outputs may also be RGBS or RGsB.

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