WolfVision's popular VZ-8 Series Visualizers have become a worldwide standard in a large number of universities, schools and enterprises in recent years. The latest fourth generation VZ-8 Series units build on this outstanding success, they come with an elegant redesigned housing, feature a superb native 1080p HD camera, and are equipped with WolfVision's new YSOP1 image processing engine.
Easy To Use / Zoom Wheel
For basic operation users only need to use the zoom wheel on top of the camera head (or the zoom keys on the remote control) as everything else (focus, brightness control, etc) is adjusted automatically. Two-speed zooming provides maximum accuracy, and continuous autofocus
recognizes all objects quickly and precisely. For special objects manual focusing is also available.
No Light Adjustments Necessary
The light system is optimized for the working surface, so there is never a need to make any light adjustments. The light of the Visualizer is focused on the working surface. Neither the audience nor the speaker will be dazzled in a darkened room, and there is no disturbing stray light from the Visualizer on the projection screen.
The camera arm can be moved up and down at an angle of 90°. The light is fixed onto the camera arm and moves together with the camera, allowing the area in front or behind the working surface to be illuminated if required. For recording objects further away from the device, the close-up lens of the Visualizer can be swung away from the camera
Impressive Zoom Range
A large optical zoom range gives best imaging results, and enables objects to be picked up in full resolution. The 12x optical zoom picks up objects as large as an open book and as small as a postage stamp in full size to easily fill the screen. For enlarging even smaller objects the Visualizer also offers 2x digital zoom.
Live Image Preview Monitor
The VZ-8plus4 features a built-in LCD live preview monitor which makes it very easy to position an object correctly on the working surface.
Outstanding Build Quality
Outstanding mechanical quality and durability are essential requirements for all WolfVision products. Our Visualizers are solid, durable, and reliable - they are built to last for a very long time.
Unique Folding System
The Visualizer can be set up in seconds. A gentle tug lifts the arm and light into the working position, and just as easily, it folds back down for storage during or after a presentation. The units fit perfectly in a drawer because when folded the height is only 137mm / 5.39".
220° Rotating Camera Head
VZ-8 Series Visualizers can image almost anywhere in front of or behind the unit. The rotating camera head allows imaging from virtually any angle, and high-grade mechanical components ensure a stable mount for the camera in all camera positions.
Recordings Behind the Unit
A VZ-8 series Visualizer can be used like a video camera, to record people, large objects, pictures or charts in a room. When objects are too big to be placed on the working surface or need to be shown from the side (e.g. glasses of liquid etc), the camera head and light can be easily turned to accommodate them.
Recordings in Front of the Unit, with Image Flip
By turning the camera head, items can also be easily shown from in front of the unit. This is perfect for imaging a speaker, or charts on a wall behind the speaker. When the camera head is turned to record in front of the unit, the image is automatically flipped 180° otherwise the pictures would be upside down
Excellent Imaging Performance
WolfVision Visualizers have always been well-known for their unrivalled imaging quality, which is due to the perfect combination of high quality components and remarkable expertise. Our Visualizers deliver high resolution throughout the entire picture, true-to-life colors, and consistently high frame rates to ensure smoothness of motion.
They have fast and accurate autofocus and zooming, giving high quality dependable results every time. High end lenses provide distortion-free images, and high tech lighting systems deliver smooth and consistent lighting without distracting reflections or hot spots.
Our state-of-the-art YSOP1 image processing engine enables the fast and efficient processing of high volumes of data ensuring the consistent real-time display of impressive high definition pictures with unsurpassed levels of accuracy and detail.
High Resolution, sRGB Color Precision
WolfVision's VZ-8 Series Visualizers feature a high definition CMOS 1080p Full HD camera with sRGB color precision and native 1080p HD resolution. The VZ-8light4 records 30 frames per second in all resolutions. The VZ-8plus4 is the first Visualizer worldwide with a frame rate of 60 fps (frames per second) in all resolutions, allowing for smoother motion and faster autofocus than ever before.
980 lines of resolution are visible in every part of the picture, including the edges, as WolfVision only uses high-end lenses in its Visualizers.
100% Reflection-free Working Surface
The entire working surface of the Visualizer is completely reflection-free. In the upper part of the working surface, the area is slightly curved to ensure that no light from this part of the working surface can be reflected back into the camera
Dry-Erase Working Surface - Write on your Visualizer!
Self-adhesive dry-erase working surfaces are available as optional accessory items. When fixed to the working surface you can write onto, and erase directly from the Visualizer working surface using special whiteboard markers and erasers.
Firmware Updates Via USB / LAN
Firmware updates allow new features and technical improvements to be added free of charge! Downloading and applying firmware updates can be completed quickly and easily using our vSolution Link software.
Firmware updates can be made using the LAN or USB port of the Visualizer or a USB stick. WolfVision engineers are constantly working on new features and improvements to keep your units up to date with the technology of tomorrow
USB Device Port / vSolution Link (Connectivity Software)
Using the LAN or USB 2.0 port, the VZ-8 Series Visualizers can be connected to a computer. Communication is possible via the WolfVision vSolution Link (Connectivity Software) or a dedicated WIA, Twain or video capture driver.The supplied vSolution Link Software allows for saving still images and videos onto a PC or Mac, controlling the unit, updating the firmware, adding annotations, instant printing of Visualizer screenshots and even streaming live images over a network including audio
LAN Port / Additional Network Features (VZ-8plus4)
The LAN port makes the Visualizer a part of the internal computer network and it can be used for communication over the Internet, if it is assigned an official (WAN) IP address.
Administrators of a larger number of Visualizers can use the LAN port to control, support and update all of their units from their local desktop PC. It can be used for controlling, capturing still images, viewing live video streams, firmware updates, adjustments, menu settings and maintenance purposes.
The VZ-8plus4 offers Unicast and Multicast streaming of live images directly from the Visualizer (without a connected PC) in popular streaming modes like H.264
Internal and External image memory / USB Host Port (VZ-8plus4)
Nine images can be stored in the internal memory of the VZ-8plus4 and recalled instantly by pressing one of the numerical keys on the infrared remote control.
The USB host port can be used for connecting USB sticks and other "passive" USB devices. USB sticks can be used as an extension of the image memory and for uploading and downloading images. These features are also available on the VZ-8light4 with optional 'Remote Feature Pack'.
Computer Input (HDMI)
During a presentation, the Int/Ext key of the Visualizer can be used to switch between Visualizer images and computer images from a PC that is connected to the external input of the Visualizer. There is no need to use a separate remote control from a projector or monitor in order to switch image sources. The HDMI input and output of the VZ-8light4 and VZ-8plus4 is today's most common standard for digital monitor outputs of notebooks.
A wide range of connectivity options ensures that effective external controlling is possible. LAN, USB, and infrared connections (VZ-8plus4) can be used to control the Visualizers from external devices, such as a room control system, a videoconferencing system or a computer. External LAN to RS232 adaptors can also be used if required.
Integrated Seamless Switching
The VZ-8plus4 features Seamless Switching which enables fade over and dissolve effects to be used. These effects can be used for smooth switching between the 4 image sources of the Visualizer (the Visualizer image, the image from the external input, the internal image memory of the Visualizer and pictures on a USB stick).
This feature makes switching between media appear very smooth and professional. Direct fade-over between two images and fading over black are both possible.
Seamless switching is also available for the VZ-8light4 with the optional 'Feature Pack'.
Live to Freeze Comparison (Picture in Picture) (VZ-8plus4)
A "Live Picture to Freeze Picture Comparison" is possible on a single monitor or projector.
The Visualizer uses a "Picture in Picture" function and shows the frozen image as a small picture in the lower left corner of the live image. This function can be activated with one of the keys on the remote control. This feature is also available on the VZ-8light4 with "Feature Pack"
Infrared Remote Control
The Visualizer VZ-8plus4 is supplied with an infrared remote control. It offers some additional functions like 3 user programmable presets, laser pointer, manual brightness control, 9 image memory and easy navigation for onscreen menu and help.
The VZ-8light4 can be upgraded to include an infrared remote control with the optional 'Remote Feature Pack'.
vSolution Control - Remote Control App for smartphones
When connected to a WLAN router, the VZ-8 Series Visualizers can be remote controlled directly from a smartphone, using WolfVision's remote control app for iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone 8. It also includes live image preview functionality.
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