Radiance Pro 4444: 6 inputs, 4 outputs, 1U case
Info on The Radiance Pro Series:
The Radiance Pro™ series of video processors enhances the award-winning Radiance video processor family by adding support for 4k60 inputs and outputs, including HDCP 2.2, HDR, and HLG. Winner of a CEPro™ Best of 2015 award and a Best Video Product award in Australia in 2019, the Radiance Pro is not standing still. Lumagen continues to enhance features and algorithms with software/FPGA-coding updates.
The Radiance Pro family offers up to ten inputs, four outputs, and many processing, setup, and calibration features. More than just an HDMI switcher, the Radiance Pro has a host of features to improve the image on your screen and is considered by many experts to be an essential part of any quality home theater.
Optimizing HDR content has become perhaps the most crucial video processing feature. The Radiance Pro Dynamic Tone Mapping (DTM) analyzes every frame of content, detects scene changes, and optimizes the “transfer function” for each content frame. A movie producer responsible for post-production image quality at a significant studio evaluated the Radiance Pro DTM versus the other available DTM options. He said, “The other DTM options are not even in the same league as the Radiance Pro DTM.” This is high praise coming from a movie production professional.
Scaling quality again comes to the forefront with the advent of 4k projectors and televisions. Lumagen’s NoRing™ scaling provides the best quality scaling for 1080, 720, and SD sources for 4k projectors and TVs. Scaling is also essential for aspect-ratio control, especially when using an anamorphic lens. The Radiance Pro has a new “sharpness” feature that helps restore some detail lost in compression to transmit content.
Fast switching is an essential part of any good home theater, and the Radiance Pro can significantly reduce the long switching times that occur when using an AVR or audio processor. Many people say they do not think switching time is an issue until they experience the long lock-on times of many projectors. The Radiance Pro can be programmed to significantly reduce switching times. The Radiance Pro can split the video and audio, so a 1080p AVR or audio processor can be used with 4k HDCP 2.2 sources.
Reference quality colorimetry is often overlooked as part of a high-end home theater. The Radiance Pro can provide automated video equalization using third-party calibration software more accurately than the non-3D LUT-based calibration employed by television and projector manufacturers. You can see what the Director intended with the Radiance Pro’s 4913-point 3D LUT-based Color Management System.
Essential features include anamorphic screen support for HD and 4k UHD sources, with or without an anamorphic lens. Image-based auto-aspect selection and precise geometry adjustments, including size, and masking, are available. The Radiance Pro’s Non-Linear-Stretch (NLS) feature allows users to stretch 16:9 content to fill an anamorphic screen. For 16:9 screens and TVs, an anamorphic image can be placed anywhere in the active screen area, or some zoom and crop can be applied to fill a more significant portion of the screen. Multiple output configuration memories allow for features like day/night and black-and-white color temperature differences. Dual-port I/O cards (all 4XXX models) can be upgraded from 9 GHz to 18 GHz in the field. The Radiance Pro 5348 has a fixed I/O configuration.
The adaptability of the Radiance Pro is second to none. Using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, the Radiance Pro can add hardware image processing and setup features long after installation with a simple software update. Just as 3D video support was added to earlier Radiance models years after their introduction, Radiance Pro is adding new features over time. One example is DTM, which was added four years after product introduction and is available to all Radiance Pro owners by updating to the latest release.