The D-Switch and the D-Switch Pro are two products launched by UK-based Projected Image Digital from D-Tek Industries. Both products are designed to aid the growing creative convergence between visual production mediums like lighting and video.
The D-Switch unit switches four synchronized (genlocked) video signals to a single video output via DMX512 lighting control protocol. Four video sources e.g. video sources, DVDs, or cameras, can be switched between, and output to, a single video feed going to a video projector or LED wall. The switching is controlled by a DMX512 lighting console using only a single channel to select between the user’s four video sources and black out. The unit also features a manual selection mode and an automatic chase function.
The D-Switch Pro unit allows the switching of four synchronized (genlocked) video signals to four video outputs via the DMX512 lighting control protocol. Four video sources--videos, DVDs or cameras--can be switched between, matrixed to, and output to four video feeds--either projectors or LED walls. The switching is controlled by a DMX512 lighting console using four DMX channels to select the four video outputs from the four sources, plus a black out function. The unit also features a manual selection mode and an automatic chase function.
For more information, check out the Projected Image Digital website.