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Routers And Video
Production Switchers
Contributing Editor David Kirk notes that routers and production
switchers have very differing roles...

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overing production switchers and
routers in a single article demands
a brief explanation as to how they
differ, even if every InBroadcast reader
already knows.
Video production switchers are
creative tools used to select camera
and auxiliary signal sources 'on the
fly' in a live shoot or during post. They
are the most visible element of any
production gallery. Routers perform
the equally vital role of allowing fast
and flexible control of the various
interconnect configurations in a
specific production area or throughout
a site.
This article looks at new trends in
this relatively conservative sector.
No, routing hasn't yet all gone IP.
Maybe that's for 2017 with production
switchers heading the same way in
2018. Kirk's award for originality
is meanwhile the Sony's AWS-750
Anycast Touch which, obeying strict
alphabetical order, comes at the tail.
Routers
Axon's SynCross is a modular
video router based on the company's
Synapse. It is capable of switching
3Gb/s, HD, SD, fibre, CVBS and HDMI
signals, as well as compressed domain
signals such as ASI/DVB and SSI/
SMPTE-310. SynCross can occupy
from one slot in a Synapse frame for
an 8 x 8 system up to five slots for a
system with 40 inputs and outputs in
electrical or fibre or a mix between
optical and electrical. The system can
be controlled via Ethernet or Cortex.
ACP and a RS422 port are available for
automated control.

BrightEye NXT 450 router

Ensemble
Designs'
BrightEye
NXT 450 router incorporates an
MPEG contribution codec. Users
can connect SDI, HDMI, MPEG or
DVB-ASI encoded signals, convert
them to a common resolution and
intercut or dissolve them to an MPEG
encoder for real-time streaming while
simultaneously sending them to SDI
or HDMI destinations. Sources can
be routed to the encoder which then
outputs the various streams to an
RJ-45 Ethernet connector at the back
of the unit. The DVB-ASI formatter
produces a DVB-ASI format stream
that can be sent to a BNC or fibre port
for distribution. Decoded and encoded
video can be viewed on the LCD display
on the front of the unit. The full duplex
codec allows simultaneous use of the
encoder and decoder.
ETL Systems' Victor Matrix is a 1U
distributive (fan-out) IF/extended
L-band router with with up to 16 inputs
and 16 outputs. It is used to connect
satellite dish feeds to IRDs and allow
routing of signals. It comes with dual
redundant power supplies. Amplifier
and power supply status can be
monitored via the front panel or via a
remote web browser.
Evertz' 3025SW Mini 3025EMC is
a 14-input routing switcher designed
for facilities converting to SD, HD
and 3Gb/s with can be operated
under automation or manual control.
Intelligent LCD pushbutton control
panels give operators flexibility in
panel layout. The 3025SW integrates
with the Evertz MVP multiviewer,
router and EMC product lines.

Evertz' 3025SW
Mini 3025EMC

IHSE's Draco Tera Enterprise is
a KVM switching matrix allowing
bidirectional signal distribution of UHD
and HD video, audio, and data over Cat
X, multi-mode and single-mode fibre.
DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, HD-SDI
and 3G-SDI are supported as well as
analogue and digital audio formats
and USB 2.0/3.0 data signals. Using XV
fibre cards, the switch is available with
a redundant power supply and hotswappable modules.
Imagine
Communications'
Platinum IP3 integrates mixed-format
video and audio routing, multiviewer
functionality, mux/demux, frame sync
and I/O options such as MADI and fibre
within a single frame. Features include
expansion to matrices beyond 2,000 x
2,000, hybrid infrastructures (SD, HD,
UHD, IP), and system configuration
while on air.
Kramer Electronics CORE line of
products allows routing, processing,
and long distance distribution of HDMI,
DVI, Dual Link DVI and DisplayPort
digital signals, as well as analogue
signals. They include the Multi-Format
Modular Router family with the VS1616D, VS-3232D and VS-6464D
modular frames. Matching modular
input and output modules for DVI,

HDMI, DGKat, HDBaseT, fibre and Dual
Link DVI accept and distribute the
various digital signal types to other
Kramer CORE connected products.
Lawo's V_matrix offers a completely
virtual
real-time
routing
and
processing infrastructure which can
be scaled from tens to thousands
of inputs and outputs. Lawo claims
that an entire production workflow
can be remapped in minutes when
requirements change from one
production to another. Features
include source-timed and destinationtimed frame-accurate clean switching
with COTS switches using softwaredefined networking.
NTP Technology's Visual Matrix
Control (VMC) is a Windows-based user
interface for managing audio routing
between studios. It has a wide range of
applications both in broadcast facilities
and audio post-production houses.
VMC allows efficient and versatile
management of signal routing and
monitoring in the NTP Blue | NET MADI
and AoIP routing control system. VMC
allows fast and easy GUI-based routing
of audio signals in various formats
from all connected interfaces. All
signal levels can be viewed as peak
programme meters
Visual Matrix Control (VMC)


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