Andor 1 Media Player
Andor 1 Media Player
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A versatile standalone media player for video art, stage production, video walls, signage, and other applications. Plays seamless video loops or shows still images, and media can be easily switched with a single keypress on a USB keyboard, MIDI keyboard, or the optional remote control. Multiple units used together can wirelessly synchronize the playback of video files across multiple screens. The Andor 1 is incredibly simple to use, but packed with professional features like an integrated playlist editor that supports interactive playlists, video wall modes with bezel compensation, MIDI control, video rotation options, and built-in video color test patterns. It's small enough to easily fit behind most TVs and monitors, and in some cases it can be powered from a TV's USB port.
The player was developed by programmer, artist, and curator Paul Slocum and is based on more than a decade of exhibiting video and digital art at his own And/Or Gallery and at other museums and galleries internationally.
Effortless Looping and Synchronizing of Videos
Just plug in a USB drive containing your video. No need to designate synchronizing players as "master" or "slave," and it still works even if your videos are slightly different lengths. Supports dozens of sync channels to avoid interference when multiple synchronized installations are operating in the same area.
Built For Art and Other Creative Displays
Boots and plays media in seconds with no text or logos. Truly seamless video looping. Native support for a variety of computer and TV monitor resolutions and aspect ratios. It does what artists always wish media players did.
Powerful Playlist System
The simple integrated playlist editor allows you to string together sequences of multiple videos or images. It even includes the ability to link playlist items to MIDI notes or keys on the remote control, allowing synchronized video loops to be triggered across multiple screens from a single remote or MIDI device.
Dimensions: 3.75 x 2.5 x 1 inches
Video Specification: up to 1080p @ 60fps, up to 40Mbps
Video Codecs: H264, MPEG4, MJPEG, VP6, VP8
Video Containers: AVI, MOV, MP4, FLV, MKV
Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC
Still Image Formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PSD
A/V Outputs: HDMI, composite video, analog audio
Other Ports: USB x 4, micro USB power input
Supported File Systems: FAT, NTFS, HFS+, EXT
Supported Audio: AC3, DTS, 5.1
Subtitle Support: SRT files
$199, Basic Version:
- Andor 1 Media Player
- Andor 1 User Manual
- 6 foot power cable
- Power supply with UK/Hong Kong & EU travel adapters
- An external USB keyboard will be required to adjust settings in the menu for the Basic Version.
$299, Deluxe Version:
- Everything included in basic version
- Wireless remote control keyboard
- 8GB USB storage drive
- 6 foot slim HDMI cable
- 6 foot Audio/Composite Video cable
- 4x M3 wood screws for fixed installations
LZX Industries Video Synthesis Compatibility Notes
Andor 1 outputs HDMI and NTSC/PAL Composite Video signals which follow broadcast specifications and may be used with LZX Industries products in the same manner as other external video devices. It makes a compact, accessible solution for video clip playback, especially with the wireless remote for playlist selection. The NTSC/PAL signal is passed through a TRRS Audio/Video cable as included in Andor 1 Deluxe Version. This signal may be input directly to Visual Cortex module or the Vidiot synthesizer with monochrome/grayscale signal passed only. For full color RGB input to the Visual Cortex module, we recommend an HDMI to Component/YPbPr converter.
In Summer 2018, the Orion series TBC2 module, our new dual TBC/frame synchronizer, will allow color input of multiple external video sources into the LZX video synthesis eco-system in a single dedicated solution.
If you have any questions about interfacing before purchasing Andor 1, please contact us.