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InMedia

Video Signal Processors
Contributing Editor Jim Evans rounds up recent developments in video signal processing
and transmission as the industry adapts to new technologies...

V

irtualised media production
solutions
specialist
Nevion
has released the latest update to
its software-driven media platform,
Nevion Virtuoso. It includes a host of
new and enhanced features for 4K/
UHD video transport, signal processing,
movie post-production, monitoring and
transport stream (TS) adaptation.
More specifically, the latest Nevion
Virtuoso software update adds support
for JPEG 2000 encoding of UHD/4K
video; 2K resolution format for film
production; audio embedding/deembedding; frame synchronisation,
audio
processing,
and
PTP
synchronisation; monitoring of SMPTE
2022-6, JPEG 2000 and SD/HD/3G-SDI;
and AES encryption.
Virtuoso has already been adopted
by several broadcasters and service
providers for various applications,
including Finland's Digita (digital
terrestrial distribution) and Norway's
TV 2 (intra and inter-facility IP media
transport), as well as the major US
broadcaster NBC (metro IP transport).
Johnny Dolvik, Nevion's Chief
Product and Development Officer,
says: "Broadcasting is being radically
transformed by IP technology, and in
particular the LAN/WAN convergence
is making distributed production a
reality. With that in mind, Nevion
has designed the Virtuoso to be the
most versatile media transport and
processing platform in the industry,
and this new software update cements
its best-in-class reputation. Recent
customer-wins underline the fact that
the platform resonates positively with
broadcasters and service providers."
At InfoCommin Orlando last month,
MuxLab featured two new AV over IP
solutions in live demonstrations on the
show floor, creating a scalable method
of streaming HDMI video over an
Ethernet to enable 24/7 connectivity.
Both products are easily integrated
with MuxLab's ProDigital Network
Controller (500811), providing an easy

method of configuration and control
via any smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The HDMI over IP H.264/H.265 PoE
(500762) sends HDMI up to 100 metres
supporting resolutions up to 4K@60Hz
using Cat5e/6 cable in a point-to-point
configuration. When connected to a
local Ethernet network,
The AV over IP 4K/60 Uncompressed
Extender, UTP (500760) sends
HDMI and DisplayPort video signals
at resolutions up to 4K@60Hz to
nearly unlimited destinations via an
Ethernet switch, depending on system
bandwidth. Integrators can create
4K video walls, virtual matrix switch
and splitter configurations supporting
potentially hundreds of displays, using
one receiver for each display.
Matrox Video has announced
the Matrox DSX LE4 IP video card,
the latest addition to the DSX line
of developer products. Expanding
Matrox's offerings to fit within every
IP workflow, DSX LE4 IP is a lowprofile, half-length PCI Express card
offering multi-channel (four-input /
four-output) HD video over 10GbE,
with the added security of ST 2022-7
redundancy.
According to Matrox Video's Senior
Director of Sales and Marketing,
Alberto Cieri, the need for affordable,
reliable IP infrastructure presented
a challenge in the transition to IP
workflows: "With the DSX LE4 IP, we're
providing a product that is IP-enabling,
dependable, and standards compliant,
therefore
broadly
interoperable.
Matrox has been working to ease
the transition from SDI to IP without
sacrificing broadcast quality, and we
believe this product accomplishes just
that for our OEMs."
Lawo's V_remote 4 is designed to
provide a "one-box solution for all the
requirements of video and audio signal
transport and processing in WANbased remote productions". It includes
everything from Video-over-IP coding
to various monitoring and processing

Lawo's V_remote 4 is a one-box
solution for WAN-based video and audio
signal transport and processing

Nevion has released
the latest update to its
software-driven media
platform, Nevion Virtuoso

tools. All designed for one purpose:
to provide a tool that increases the
flexibility of any broadcast application,
while saving valuable rack-space, setup time and production costs.
With the performance and maturity
of today's IP network technology,
video, audio- and control-over-IP are
becoming the solution of choice for
many applications. In remote live
production, which is increasingly
regarded as one of the next major
steps in the evolution of broadcast
production, IP is becoming a
fundamental requirement. Getting
reliable, low latency and high-quality
video from venues back to studios
at reasonable cost is an absolute
necessity for this.
The
9902-UDX-DSP-CI
channel
integrator and 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS
up/down/cross-converter from Cobalt
Digital provides a dense signal
conversion and processing tool set for
conforming incoming analogue and
digital audio and video signals and
their associated metadata to meet
sophisticated content- and channeldelivery requirements. Enhanced video
processing includes broadcast-quality
up/down/cross-conversion with noise
reduction and detail enhancement.
Standards conversion between 50
Hz and 59.94/60 Hz-based video
standards makes the 9902-UDX-DSP-CI
perfect for rentals and international

Cobalt Digital's
9902-UDX-DSP-CI
channel integrator

signal aggregators and distributors in
the OTA, cable, DBS, and OTT markets.
Channel Integrator audio features
include analogue and AES audio
embedding and de-embedding with
multiple mixers and per-channel delay.
Optional Linear Acoustic upmixing,
Dolby decoding and encoding (E, AC3, E-AC-3), and real-time loudness
levelling make the Channel Integrator
a single point of command and control
for the toughest audio-processing jobs.
At NAB 2017, AJA Video Systems
demonstrated new firmware for its
KONA IP desktop video and audio
I/O card. The new KONA IP firmware
license enables compression and
decompression of HD video in real
time to/from JPEG 2000 encoded
within an MPEG 2 transport stream.
Featuring support for TR-01, the
update ensures interoperability with
other JPEG 2000 systems and devices
across the network. It supports three
configurations: up to two simultaneous
JPEG 2000 outputs, up to two
simultaneous JPEG 2000 inputs, or
a simultaneous JPEG 2000 input and
output to a system running KONA IP.
AJA Video Systems has updated its KONA IP
desktop video and audio I/O card firmware


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