The EZwindow™ video combiner converts analog or digital video from up to 5 inputs into a common, synchronized output, using one of a variety video combining or blending methods. EZwindow™ is designed for minimal latency while providing broad area-of-interest control on inputs and outputs. In addition, EZwindow™ supports video overlays for specialty simulation applications.
The EZwindowHR™ video combiner provides a variety video combining or blending functions for one high resolution (up to 2560×1600 @ 60 Hz) input channel, and from 1 to 5 standard resolution (up to1920x1200 @ 60 Hz) input channels.
Up to 6 input channels
Combine up to 5 standard inputs with the EZwindow or combine up to 6 inputs (5 standard plus 1 low latency) with the EZwindowHR
Video keying with blending
RGB, Luma, or HSV Keying inside user-defined key area with programmable foreground & background alphas when key is true or false. Separate user-defined foreground and background alphas outside the key area
Windowing, split screen, top-bottom, PIP, and more
Supports resolutions up to 2560x1600
Supports up to 2560×1600 dual link DVI displays
Training and simulation environments
Combining multiple display images into a single instructor operator station (IOS) monitor feed in training and simulation environments
Combining HUD and out-the-window video
Combining HUD image with Out-the-Window video for a single projector
Combining multiple desktop images in educational applications
Real-time, minimal latency video combining applications
Any application that combines multiple video sources in real-time, with minimal latency and minimal video artifacts
Introduction to EZwindow
Designed for applications that require multiple video feeds to be windowed or combined into a single output, EZwindow is the perfect solution for training and simulation environments, command and control centers, or real-time video monitoring applications.
Up to 5 Standard Resolution Inputs
- DVI-I standard (TMDS and Analog RGB) Inputs
- Digitization of computer-generated video sources with separate sync, composite sync, or sync-on-green
- Digitization and de-interlacing of interlaced video formats, including RS170, RS343, NTSC and PAL
- Resolutions up to WUXGA with pixel rates up to 166MHz
- Incoming video gain and offset adjustments
- Fine phase clock adjustment for pixel sampling
1 Additional High Resolution Input (EZwindowHR)
- Supports single link or dual link DVI with resolutions up to 2560x1600 and pixel rates up to 330 MPixels/sec
- Accepts RGBHV analog or DVI video at the desired output
- Output timing tied to high-res input if used
- DVI-I standard (TMDS and Analog RGB) Outputs
- Resolutions up to 2560x1600 with pixel rates up to 330
- Digital contrast and brightness adjustments on output
Video Combining Capabilities
Two video sources are mixed per a user defined ratio. This is the most common video blending technique.
Two video sources are mixed, based on RGB content of one of the video sources. Allows Up to (4) different levels of mixing based on If-Then-Else logic statements for RGB content.
Two video sources are mixed, based on the calculated HSV value of each RGB pixel in one of the video sources.
Two video sources are synchronized, and then output as alternating fields. This is used for creating active stereo outputs from separate left and right sources. The output is synchronized to one of the inputs. 120 Hz operation is possible, at up to 165 MPixel/sec.
A window is defined within a background region, where the window may exhibit either the foreground or a mix of foreground and background.
A portion of the display (top or left) displays one image or a portion of an image, while the other portion (bottom or right) displays the other image, or portion of an image.
Powerful Configuration Utility
Use Westar’s EZwindow configuration utility to define the input timing, output timing, keying scheme, and the area-of-interest within the source video and where to map the AOI within the output resolution. The configuration utility supports user-defined:
- Input Timing and Output Timing
- Video Scaling and Area-Of-Interest (AOI)
- "Key" Processing
- Border Colors
- Image Flip (Horizontal and Vertical)
Keying on a video input to combine with 2nd input
In this example, an EZwindow-2 is used to key a live video feed (in the foreground) over the map graphic (in the background). Using HSV keying, the greenish area (as well as the black, non-active area) becomes transparent, thereby passing the background.
Combine three different video feeds with a text overlay using luma keying
In this example, an EZwindow-4 is used to combine 3 different video feeds into the background layer. A 4th input is mapped to the foreground layer, where luma keying is used to overlay the text over the combined imagery.
Combine 3 video inputs using alpha blending and luma keying
In this example, an EZwindow-3 a) maps Input #2 to the background layer as a lower priority, b) uses a synthesized channel to alpha blend Inputs 2 and 3 in a specific area-of-interest within the background layer as a higher priority, and c) overlays Input 1 via a luma key atop the background layer.
Combine 4 video inputs for a high resolution dual DVI monitor
In this example, an EZwindow-4 uses a special high resolution output mode, allowing (4) 1280x800 windows to be combined onto a 2560x1600 Dual DVI monitor.
Combine 4 video feeds and downsize into one feed for a standard monitor
In this example, an EZwindow-4 is used to capture 4 1024x2400 slices of a 4K projector to combine and downsize these feeds to display on a standard 1920x1200 monitor. This is useful while generating content for the 4K projector, as well as for Instructor viewing of the 4K projector feed.
Combine 2 video feeds (left and right) into a alternating line 3D video
The EZwindow-2 is used to combine 4 a left image and a right image in an alternating line 3D image, appropriate for monitors using alternating line 3D optical films and passive 3D glasses.
Combine four different video feeds with a high res input using luma keying
In this example, an EZwindowHR-4 is used to combine 4 different video feeds into the background layer. The HR input is a 2560x1600 video stream mapped to the foreground layer, where luma keying is used to overlay the symbology over the combined imagery.
Synchronize a monochrome video input with a second overlay video input
In this example, a EZwindow-2 synchronizes a monochrome video input with an overlay video input, then allows 3 monochrome outputs, each selectable between the monochrome video, the overlay video, or a combined image of overlay video + the monochrome video
# of Inputs
|2 to 5 on EZwindow|
1 to 5 on EZwindowHR
|Up to 162 MHz|
HV, Composite Sync, Sync-on-green
|Low Latency Input (EZwindowHR only)|
# of Inputs
|Up to 330 MHz|
HV, Composite Sync, Sync-on-green
|1U Rackmount: 19"x13.75"x1.75"|
|IEC Connector, 100-240 VAC,|
47-63 Hz, under 60 Watts
|RS-232, USB, Optional Ethernet|
# of Outputs
|Up to 330 MHz (2560x1600)|
|DVI-I (Dual Link)|
|HV, Composite Sync, Sync-on-green|
Output Sync Modes
|8 bits per color|
|Warranty & Certifications|
|1 Year Limited|
The standard configuration EZwindow comes with the following:
Check out the Options and Accessories and Ordering Configurations tabs for more.
Seperately available accessories:
- Benchtop Feet
- VGA to BNC Cable
Contact Westar for additional options and accessories
|EZwindow-2||EZwindow with 2 input cards||EZwindowHR-1||EZwindowHR with 2 input cards (1 std. and 1 high res.)|
|EZwindow-3||EZwindow with 3 input cards||EZwindowHR-2||EZwindowHR with 3 input cards (2 std. and 1 high res.)|
|EZwindow-4||EZwindow with 4 input cards||EZwindowHR-3||EZwindowHR with 4 input cards (3 std. and 1 high res.)|
|EZwindow-5||EZwindow with 5 input cards||EZwindowHR-4||EZwindowHR with 5 input cards (4 std. and 1 high res.)|
|EZwindowHR-5||EZwindowHR with 6 input cards (4 std. and 1 high res.)|
|Note: Append :E to the model number for ethernet option. For example,|
EZwindow-4 :E is a EZwindow with 4 input cards and ethernet
EZwindowHR-4 :E is a EZwindowHR with 5 input cards and ethernet
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