Creative Technology (CT) has recently added multiple Vista Systems Montage video processors to its staging collection. The company will be employing the new system to create high-end, multi-image presentations for a myriad of industries and applications.

“Creative Technology has always been one of our core customers,” comments Vista Systems’ president, Clark Williams. “They are one of our early adopter customers, which, as a group, set the pace for the rental and staging industry as a whole.”

Creative Technology is an international audio-visual solutions provider. The company specializes in multi-camera production, LED indoor/outdoor displays, plasma displays, audio systems and video and computer projection. Their technical capability is commonly applied to corporate and entertainment events, general sessions, tradeshows, concerts, seminars, satellite uplinks, webcasts and teleconferences. CT has multiple, full service offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Stuttgart.

“We’ve pushed existing technology to its limits and now, with Montage, we’ll be able to provide the sophisticated alpha-channel based keying, the DVE-like PiP moves and the pixel-perfect resolution that our clients demand,” says Graham Andrews, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Technology. “With this system, we now have the ability to produce multi-screen shows that exceed broadcast in image quality and creativity.”

Montage is a video processing and windowing system designed by Vista Systems to offer a solution for wide screen and multi-display applications. The system uses a new advanced architecture that creates “virtual displays” inside the Montage processor. Inputs can be windowed anywhere in the virtual display and can even overlap each other. Outputs, which can be projectors, LED walls, video walls, recording devices, operators’ monitors, etc., can view any portion of the virtual display. Outputs can overlap horizontally or vertically and can be generated in component and analog HD, SDI, DVI or HD-SDI and analog computer formats to 2048x1200.