A brief review and follow up on some of our suppliers at NAB 2018, their latest products and perspectives on the industry and its direction.
Embrionix President and CEO Renaud Lavoie talks with IABM.tv Ben Dales at NABShow 2018 about 4K UHD IP broadcast production trends, company intros and why small is the way to go.
Omnitek brought along their latest AV over IP and video warp chipsets, they also exhibited their updated Ultra TQ.
The ‘Javelin’ AV over IP chipset uses on-chip H.265 video compression for high quality transmission and reception of 4Kp60 video, targeted at ProAV and Broadcast products.
The ‘Flex’ 4K or HD Warp FPGA IP-core is highly optimised to create arbitrary image warps on live video streams up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz amongst other features.
Launching at NAB 2017 the Ultra TQ again made an appearance at NAB this year to showcase its latest upgrades, these being in the form of the ability to analyse and decode Dolby E and D audio for monitoring and quality checking, the ability to de-embed SDI / 2110 / 2022-6 audio content to AES/EBU Audio outputs as well as the ability to monitor AES/EBU Audio on discrete audio connections.
VYUsync had a selection of their HEVC ultra-low latency decoders on show
- Universal HEVC 4K Decoder – 4Kp60 Video decoding with 4:2:2, 10-bit support.
- Multi Channel Multi Codec Decoder – Automatic Format Detection Across HEVC, AVC & MPEG-2.
- HEVC Live Encode Decode – Ultra Low Latency Solution for Wireless Broadcast.
- Cloud Based Video Decoder – Hardware Accelerated with OpenCL and FFMPEG Plugin option.
- XAVC Intra Encode Decode – 4Kp60. High 4:2:2 Intra Profile. Bitrate upto 960 Mbps
“As the industry transitions from SDI to IP, the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 standards will ensure that systems across the broadcast workflow are able to interconnect seamlessly. The addition of SMPTE ST 2110 support to our hybrid IP/SDI Qx range and Sx TAG system gives our customers future-ready test and measurement solutions that will support them whether they transition today, tomorrow or in the future.” – Phillip Adams, PHABRIX MD. Highlighting the direction of the industry from DSI to IP as well as updating the PHABRIX range to keep pace.