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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 9 | September 2017

InStudio

Broadcast Routing and
Production Switchers
Contributing Editor David Kirk rounds up what's new in
broadcast routing and production switcher technology...

T

he following survey of recent
developments
in
broadcast
routing and production switchers is
largely based on products introduced
at the April 2017 NAB Show and during
the run up to IBC 2017. Progress in
both product categories continues
to be fairly fast, but the production
switcher business is wisely resisting a
wholesale shift from tactile faders and
pushbuttons to fully virtual control
surfaces.
Axon's SynCross is a Synapse based
modular video router capable of
switching 3 gigabit per second, 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 eight input /
eight output system up to five slots for
a system with 40 inputs and outputs.
Barnfind Technologies' BarnOne
routing and interfacing platform is
based on the universal SFP (Small
Form Factor Pluggable) offerings.
BarnOne offers all functions in one
frame including fibre transport,
PtP, WDM, CWDM, DWDM, routing,
embedding, IP / ASI conversion,
distribution, add / drop / pass, HDMI,
SNMP and integration to third-party
controllers. Barnfind's BarnStudio
software facilitates all necessary
control functions.
Blackmagic Design's
Universal
Videohub is a 3Gb/s SDI and optical
fibre SDI router for SD, HD, 4:4:4 and
2K video formats. Universal Videohub

Broadcast Pix BPswitch family

frames are available in 72 x 72 or 288
x 288 crosspoint size. Every interface
module in the router is card based,
each card having four inputs and four
outputs. Interfaces can be combined
to handle SDI, all optical fibre SDI or a
combination of both.
Broadcast Pix's new BPswitch
family of integrated production
switchers include a multi-layer 3D
graphics processor developed by San
Diego-based NewBlue. NewBlueNTX
produces resolution-independent 3D
text and graphics as well as motion
graphics animations. It includes title
styles and templates for lower-thirds,
scoreboards, main titles, crawls, rolls,
and bugs. Graphics can be selected
and edited directly through BPswitch.
Graphics can be shared across live or
post-production platforms through
Blackmagic Design
Universal Videohub

the BPnet cloud-based video workflow
service, which is accessible directly
through BPswitch. Users can also
employ existing designs with a range
of supported tools including Adobe
After Effects and Photoshop.
Datavideo's HS-1500T is portable
1080p
switcher
designed
for
broadcasting live events and TV
programmes which require a wide
variety of video and audio sources.
HDBaseT technology allows it to
receive 1080p signals from three
PTC-150TL HDBaseT PTZ cameras via
Cat6 cable. It can also provide power
to three PTC-150T cameras. The HS1500T incorporates an audio mixer
with balanced XLR and unbalanced
RCA inputs. Other features
include PiP, wipe generator,
and tally. An integrated joystick
allows the user to pan, tilt, and
zoom the PTC-150TL cameras.
In addition, users can adjust
the PTC-150T's focus, iris, and
other settings remotely using the
HS-1500T.
Ensemble Designs' NXT 450
router combines traditional SD /
HD SDI inputs and outputs with
H.264 (MPEG-4) encoding and
decoding to bridge between
SDI and streaming video
formats. SDI sources are
routed through frame-synchronising

switches before being passed to the
built-in encoder. IPTV and DVB-ASI
outputs are simultaneously available.
Occupying one third of a rack unit,
the NXT 450 is suitable for portable
systems, news trucks and helicopters,
remote studios, and distance backhaul.
Evertz' ASPEN is a format for the
encapsulation of uncompressed video
over IP on the company's 570IPG
Media IP Gateway module. It allows
video, audio and ancillary data to be
transported individually within and
between facilities. ASPEN has been
developed to address needs of IP
transport within a broadcast facility for
live production and to other facilities.
Video, audio, and metadata can be
encapsulated and sent over IP.
For-A's
new
HVS-490
video
production switcher offers UHD and
3G capabilities, and is designed for
use in any live environment, including
mobile shoots, events, and in-house
corporate productions. Event memory
and macro functions allow the switcher
to be configured quickly for live
performances. Multiple control panels
allows several operators to work on
separate tasks. Using optional input
and output expansion cards, the HVS490 supports 40 inputs / 18 outputs,
36 inputs / 20 outputs or 32 inputs / 22
outputs, including two-channel HDMI
outputs. In UHD, it allows 10 inputs /
six outputs, nine inputs / six outputs
or eight inputs / seven outputs. It also
has 16 channels of 2.5 DVE as standard
and can be optionally expanded to a
maximum of 32 channels.

Datavideo's HS-1500T
portable 1080p switcher


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