PIP 444 Retired

Four Window Video Picture-in-Picture Processor
Key Features
  • Four window simultaneous display
  • Three-way video transcoding with simultaneous output of standard definition component video, S-video, and composite video
  • 20 memory presets for saving and recalling window configurations
  • Window transition effects including cut, dissolve, and wipe
  • Customizable background and border colors
  • Picture-in-picture window controls for positioning, sizing, zoom, and overlay priority
The Extron PIP 444
Model Version Description Part #
PIP 444 Four Window Video PIP Processor 60-606-01 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron PIP 444 is a video picture-in-picture processor for the creation and presentation of multiple video windows on a single display. It delivers high performance video processing, and is easy to operate and configure. The PIP 444 is ideally suited for videoconferencing, distance learning, usability labs, event staging, and other applications that require the capability to simultaneously display multiple video sources on one screen.

The PIP 444 displays up to four windows within the same screen. It offers a high level of flexibility, making the PIP 444 ideal for integration into a variety of AV systems. Each window has its own dedicated input, which is fully configurable to accept composite video, S-video, or component video sources in NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, or SECAM. Each input also has a buffered loop-through for source monitoring.

The PIP 444 features internal video transcoding, so that picture-in-picture video is output simultaneously as composite video, S-video, and component video. The output is selectable as either NTSC 3.58 or PAL. All inputs and outputs are on BNC connectors for easy integration into AV system designs. The PIP 444 also includes video genlock for integration into CCTV and broadcast applications.

Fully customizable picture-in-picture presentations can be created with the PIP 444. Independent, fine-tuning controls are used for each window to adjust size, position, contrast/brightness, color/tint, overlay priority, and more. Window configurations can be saved to 20 available user memory presets and then quickly recalled. Additional customization features include image freeze control, background and window border color selection, and window caption text labeling.

The PIP 444 features full front panel controls for quick access to all functions. Remote configuration and control are available via RS-232 or RS-422 with the Extron SIS™ - Simple Instruction Set. The PIP 444 is firmware upgradeable for incorporation of new features and capabilities.

Features

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  SVHSM-BNCM Series S-Video Male to 2 BNC Male Adapters

Specifications

PIP 444, PIP 422
Video
   Gain Unity
   Differential phase error 1.5° at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Differential gain error 1.5% at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
Video input and loop through
   Number/signal type 
      PIP 444 4 component video, S-video, composite video inputs
4 identical, buffered loop-throughs
      PIP 422 2 component video, S-video, composite video inputs
2 identical, buffered loop-throughs
   Connectors 
      PIP 444 4 x 3 female BNC for inputs
4 x 3 female BNC for loop-throughs
      PIP 422 2 x 3 female BNC for inputs
2 x 3 female BNC for loop-throughs
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video
1 Vp-p for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.7 V p-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.3 V to 2.0 V p-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal/vertical frequency NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Resolution range NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Return loss <-30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (min./max.) -0.3 V to +1.3 V
   External sync (genlock) 0.3 V to 1.0 Vp-p
Video processing
   Encoder 10 bit digital
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 80 MHz standard
   Colors 16.8 million
   Anti-aliasing filtering 5 levels: 0 (off), 1, 2, 3, auto (which uses 0-3)
   Detail filtering 16 levels: 0-7, 8 (no filtering), 9-15
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 component video
1 S-video
1 composite video
   Connectors 3 female BNC for component video
2 female BNC for S-video
1 female BNC for composite video
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video
1 Vp-p for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.7 V p-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   DC offset 350 ±25 mV (max.) with input at 0 offset (for Y of component and S-video and for composite video)
650 ±25 mV (max.) with input at 0 offset (for R-Y and B-Y of component video and for C of S-video)
Sync
   Genlock connectors 
      PIP 444 1 BNC female for genlock input
1 BNC female for genlock output (terminate with 75 ohms if unused)
   Standards 
      Input NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
      Output NTSC 3.58, PAL
Control/remote — processor
   Serial control port RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 115200, 38400, 19200, or 9600 (default) baud (configurable); 8 data bits; 1 stop bit; no parity
   Serial control pin configurations RS-232: 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
RS-422: 2 = TX-, 3 = RX-, 5 = GND, 7 = Rx+, 8 = Tx+
   Program control Extron's control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
General
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 watts, internal, autoswitchable
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Rack mount Yes, with included brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 8.5" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 21.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
   Shipping weight 10 lbs (5 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Listings UL, CUL
   Compliances CE, FCC Class A, VCCI, AS/NZS, ICES
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(7.51-091505-D3)

Diagram

Application Diagram

Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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