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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 9 - Issue 7 | August 2019

InStudio

Broadcast Routing and
Production Switchers
In the run-up to IBC2019 Contributing Editor David Kirk examines
the current state of broadcast routing and production switchers...

A

year on from our previous survey
of new broadcast routing and
production switchers, a notable trend is
that these formerly disparate product
categories are increasingly merging.
UHD support is becoming the standard
rather than the exception and so too is
IP connectivity as a supplement rather
than a replacement for SDI. 'What's
new' articles are always risky just a few
weeks ahead of NAB or, in this case,
IBC. But here goes...
Blackmagic
Design's
Smart
Videohub is a range of mixed format
UHD routers with built-in video
monitoring and spin-knob router
control. Versions are available with
6G-SDI or 12G-SDI interfaces allowing
simultaneous connection and routing
of any combination of SD, HD and
UHD feeds up to 2160p/60. Router
connections can be viewed on an
integral LCD screen. Version 6.4.3
adds support for additional frame
rates in 1080, 2K DCI, UHD and 4K DCI.
Blackmagic's ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast
Studio 4K is a live production switcher
offering 16 chroma keyers configured
as four per mix/effects bus. Features
include two UHD multi-viewers, 2D
digital video effects, four picture-inpicture DVEs, and re-sync on each
12G-SDI input. Multi-rate 12G-SDI
connections automatically switch
between all HD and UHD formats up to
2160p/59.94 with a single BNC cable.
Broadcast Pix' new BPswitch IX
is designed for use in 1080p/60
facilities equipped with remote
cameras that are switched from
a central control room. It has six
network inputs plus two SDI/HDMI
inputs, including one analogue input.
The switcher accepts MPEG-2, H.264

Broadcast Pix BPswitch IX

Blackmagic ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

and other streaming formats and
provides SDI, HDMI, antilog, and
streaming outputs. It includes multilayer 3D motion graphics character
generation with templates to simplify
lower-thirds,
bugs,
animations,
rolls, crawls, and effects. Other tools
include eight channels of clips and
graphics, three keyers with DVEs,
programme recording, file-based
macros, chromakey, virtual sets and
customisable multi-view. Browserbased switching can be controlled via
mobile devices.

For-A's
HVS-490
4K
video
production switcher, based on the
HVS-2000 and HVS-390HS models,
allows up to 12-keyer compositing. 16
video inputs are provided, expandable
to 40, plus nine video outputs
(including an HDMI port) that are
expandable to 22 (including two HDMI
ports). The HVS-490 provides three
displays of multiviewer output, each
allowing up to 16-split configuration.
More than 10 screen layouts are
available for each display. 4K output
is via HDMI 2.0 Level B with up to four
images on one screen. Using three
multi viewer outputs and programme
output, up to 49 windows are
displayed.

Datavideo's HS-3200 'suitcase-style'
1080p production studio

Datavideo describes its HS-3200
as a suitcase-style 1080p production
studio. It has a 12-channel video
switcher, 17.3 inch LCD multiview
monitor, an H.264 streaming encoder
and an SD card recorder. Eight HDSDI and four HDMI inputs with dual
chromakey, dual DSK and stinger
transitions. Up to eight picture-inpicture windows can be monitored
simultaneously
for
multi-camera
productions. Also available is a
standalone switcher version, the
SE-3200.
Evertz' EQX10 router shares many
of the characteristics of the larger
EQX16 and EQX26. Input/output
modules and rear plate options are
shared across the three EQX frame
sizes (10, 16 and 26U). The EQX10-FR
offers up to six X-Link connections
and the EQX10-FR-XLINK offers up to
15 X-link connections.

Gefen Gen 2.0 AV
Over IP on a Gigabit LAN

Gefen's Gen 2.0 AV Over IP series
provides audio and video routing and
distribution over a standard Gigabit
local area network. Features include
UHD with HDR support, built-in scalers,
video wall control, independent USB,
RS-232, IR, audio routing, and
backward-compatibility
with
first-generation products. Send
and receive units are powered
through a standard PoE-enabled
IP network switch. System
configuration can be performed
using the Gefen EXT-CU-LAN
matrix controller.
Grass
Valley's
Karrera
K-Frame
S-series
video
production centre systems
offer with multiformat signal

handling including 1080p HD and UHD
with up to six mix/effects buses, four
keyers per bus, up to eight floating
iDPMs and up to 80 input x 48 output
switching. The compact 6U video
frame includes still/movie storage and
dual multiviewers for up to 28 windows
with tally.
Logitek's new JetStream Plus digital
audio production mixer and router
can accommodate up to 240 channels
in 4U. Fifteen card slots are provided
for analogue inputs, digital inputs,
analogue outputs, digital outputs, SDI
inputs and microphone preamps. Card
access is via a drop-down front panel.
Up to three Logitek consoles can be
operated via a single JetStream Plus,
including the vMix+ which can be used
for virtual mixing and router control. In
addition to standard console functions,
the JetStream Plus handles routing,
mix-minus generation, profanity delay
and audio processing.
The unit interfaces directly to thirdpart video routers, edit systems and
automation control systems. It also
allows direct transfer of audio from
and to disk-based audio playout
systems. A touchscreen on the front
panel provides access to meters,
controls and status functions. Audio
connections are made via DB-25
connectors (BNC for SDI); consoles are
connected via RJ-45. Also introduced
recently, the JetStream Mini is an
integrated audio processor and
AoIP routing platform. This handles
console functions as well as audio
routing duties. One JetStream Mini
can accommodate up to 128 digital or
analogue inputs/outputs. It includes
24 mix-minus buses (assignable to any
fader of any Logitek console connected
to the router); nine programme
buses; 32 channels of stereo audio
shared between up to three Logitek
consoles; EQ and dynamics processing
assignable to any fader; fader input
Grass Valley's Karrera
K-Frame S-series video
production centre


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