Audio/Video (AV) Converters and Scalers are essential for seamlessly integrating audio and video signals across different formats and resolutions. Video scalers and converters are utilized in theater systems, display consoles, broadcast television, and professional audiovisual setups to ensure optimal video playback and presentation.
A video scaler is a hardware device used to convert the resolution of a video signal from one format to another. It is commonly employed in various multimedia systems to ensure compatibility between video sources and display devices. The scaler takes an input video signal and adjusts its resolution, typically upscaling or downscaling, to match the native resolution of the connected display. The video scaler interpolates or extrapolates missing pixels, thereby maintaining the image quality and aspect ratios.
A video converter device is similar to a scaler but converts one type of video signal to another. Examples include VGA to DVI, DVI to VGA, HDMI to DVI, or VGA to composite video. For example, you may need a video converter to connect an old display to a new computer or a new display to an old computer.
AV scalers and converters format different video resolutions and signals and may result in a lower-quality signal. For example, converting DVI to VGA creates some loss because DVI has a higher video resolution than VGA. However, a video converter or scaler may be the only option to keep a multimedia network with dissimilar signals in top performance.
Video scalers play a crucial role in adjusting the resolution of video signals to match the capabilities of different display devices. Key features include:
The AVSC-0501QMV from Black Box is a popular 5:1 scaler where a user can simultaneously view four 4K60 4:4:4 video sources on one display. It is a single device with inputs to scale up or down 4K60, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA.
AV converters are necessary for connecting old and new equipment while providing clear and stable video signal transmission. For example, an VGA to DVI-D would convert a legacy computer with VGA analog video output to an LCD. AV converters support various video resolutions, audio, refresh rates, and standards. Examples include:
At Westward Sales, we understand the importance of selecting the right audio/video converters and scalers for your needs. Our expert technical staff can provide personalized assistance in choosing the best solution for your audio/video requirements. Contact us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members and ensure a seamless audio/video integration experience.