The new VP-727xl In-CTRL is equipped with dual scalers which offer preview and program output channels and can switch seamlessly frame-to-frame between two sources. Dual scalers are a staple of staging and live production applications as they are required to perform "live" seamless transitions from one source to another. The VP-727xl offers eight universal inputs each with 5 BNC connectors. These universal inputs can accommodate composite video, s-Video, component video, RGsB and RGBHV video signals. The VP-727xl also has two HDMI inputs. Inputs 1 and 2 can be used either as universal inputs or as HDMI inputs. The Preview and Program outputs are each available on three sets of output connectors; an HDMI connector, a 15-pin HD connector and a set of 5 BNC universal output connectors. All the outputs are simultaneously active regardless of input type selected unless the HDMI connectors of inputs 1 and 2 are used with HDCP encrypted signals. In that case, in accordance with the HDCP standard, the analog inputs are shut off and only the HDMI outputs will be available.