Teradek Bolt XT and LT – Wireless Video Just Got Better

By Olaf von Voss

Bolt XT

If you’re already knee-deep into the Teradek ecosystem of wireless video devices, this is good news for you! Here at NAB 2018 we’ve caught up with Teradek’s Michael Galling and he runs us through all the features of the new Bolt XT and LT lines.

The Bolt XT and Bolt LT are two completely new lines within the Bolt ecosystem of wireless video transmitters and receivers. However, the good news here is that both lines are compatible with all existing Bolt 3000, Bolt 1000 and Bolt 500 systems.

Teradek Bolt XT & LT

These two new lines of wireless transmitters and receivers actually have a lot in common, you could think of them as siblings. In this metaphor the Bolt LT would be the younger brother/sister whereas the Bolt XT would be the big girl/boy. Both share the exact same video transmitting performance but when it comes to features, the Bolt XT sports the full package while the Bolt LT focuses on just the essential functions. But because of that it’s more affordable, of course.

The Bolt LT starts at around $1.500 which gets you both, the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter offers video loop-through but tt’s HDMI only. For $500 more you’ll get the same version but with SDI ports for video input (plus loop-through) and output.

The Bolt XT, however, gets you more features as well as more SDI/HDMI inputs outputs depending on the chosen model. It offers the same wirelsess transmission performance as the LT line, it’s really about flexibility in terms of video ports and more software features. The Bolt XT offers a 3D LUT engine, a manual frequency selection tool and a built-in 5Ghz spectrum analyzer. This will help a lot if you’re working on busy sets with a lot of interferences around or if you deploy multiple → continue…

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NAB 2018: JVC Debuts 4K HDR, 4K-Compatible LCD Studio Monitors

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced two new series of studio LCD monitors to support today’s growing 4K workflows. Available in two models, the DT‑U series provides native 4K resolution with 10-bit color depth and HDR compatibility. The four models in the more economical DT‑G series convert 4K and 2K sources to full HD. The new monitors will be demonstrated during the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs through April 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 28-inch DT-U28U and 31.5-inch DT-U31U feature native 4K LCD panels with 3840×2160 resolution, LED backlight, wider color gamut, and HLG HDR and PQ HDR display for realistic imagery. Both monitors feature multiple 4K inputs, including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI quad link, 4K/60p HDMI 2.0, and optional plug-in SFP adapter. Users can also display four independent SDI sources in quad view mode, and there are extensive connectivity options for legacy sources. The DT-U31E supports 100 percent DCI-P3 and 84 percent ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut, while the DT-U28E supports 100 percent Rec.709 and 80 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.

With sizes ranging from 17.3 to 27 inches, DT-G series monitors support 4K/60p HDMI and 2K-SDI signals. Each 8-bit panel has 10-bit signal processing and LED backlight, with the three largest models offering 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Designed for critical video applications, both the DT-G and DT-U series are equipped with a new zero latency image processing mode with only a few lines of delay, which is ideal for lip sync monitoring. Both series also feature 3D LUT 17x17x17 precise auto calibration, with built-in color generator and calibration software, and support user uploaded 3DLUT cube files, which are convenient for color creation in post. Plus, with several built-in De-log LUTs (including JVC J-log1), the monitors can convert directly to ITU-Rec.709.

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NAB 2018, da Blackmagic Design arrivano Mini Converter, Optical Fiber 12G, UpDownCross HD e Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD

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Al NAB 2018, la Blackmagic Design ha annunciato tre nuovi Mini Converter, il Blackmagic Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G è un convertitore bidirezionale per fibra ottica e SDI, Blackmagic Mini Converter UpDownCross HD è il nuovo convertitore di standard di qualità broadcast che converte i formati video SD o HD in qualsiasi altro formato video SD o HD

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NAB 2018, Blackmagic Design presenta il nuovo Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI e

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Al NAB 2018, la Blackmagic Design ha annunciato Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI, il convertitore video tascabile di qualità broadcast, che converte l’SDI in HDMI e l’HDMI in SDI contemporaneamente in tutti i formati SD e HD fino al 1080p60.

Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI converte i segnali tra i dispositivi professionali SDI per

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NAB 2018, SmallHD presenta 5 nuovi monitor FOCUS anche wireless !

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Al NAB 2018, la SmallHD ha annunciato che presenterà cinque nuovi monitor della gamma Focus, espandendo le capacità della linea per includere un display OLED, la connettività SDI e anche opzioni di trasmissione wireless per chi è alla ricerca di un dispositivo di monitoraggio wireless compatto e portatile.
Il primo nuovo monitor è SmallHD FOCUS

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IHSE USA and EVS Team Up to Accelerate Live Production Workflow

By Dundee Hills Group

Advanced Technology Partnership Brings New KVM Solutions to New XT Series Server and XFile Systems

CRANBURY, N.J. — April 6, 2018 — IHSE USA today announced an advanced technology partnership with EVS to enhance live production workflows for EVS XT series servers and XFile3 gateway and removable storage systems. As part of this partnership, IHSE has developed a specialized KVM packaging concept based on the Draco tera compact series of KVM matrix systems that supports both current and future connectivity requirements for EVS systems. At the 2018 NAB Show, the companies will route a fiber link between IHSE’s booth (SL10216) and the EVS booth (SL3816) to demonstrate long-distance connectivity using dual EVS LSM (Live Slow Motion) remote-control panels at a single workstation.

The EVS XT series live production server is used by virtually every high-level broadcaster in the world. Likewise, many top-tier broadcasters and related service companies rely on IHSE’s KVM technology. At the show, EVS — the world leader in the production of live slow-motion replay and the creation of instant on-the-fly highlights — will show how incorporating IHSE technology enables faster turnaround and better access to enriched graphics for live events and mobile production. An XT3 server at the EVS booth will be connected via fiber to a workstation at the IHSE booth using dual LSM remote-control panels, while previews of converted SDI sources will appear on HDMI displays.

EVS, which recently opened a new training center in New Jersey, incorporated IHSE’s Draco compact matrix system into that facility to enable dynamic switching during hands-on training sessions. Prior to that fixed installation, EVS also incorporated IHSE’s KVM systems inside its EVS Live on Tour demo van, which travels the country giving customers on-site demonstrations of the latest EVS live production solutions.

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DoCaption’s LRBox Ancillary Data Platform Brings All-in-One Yet Modular Licensing Approach to Closed Captioning Broadcast and Monitoring

By Dundee Hills Group

VALENCE, France — April 3, 2018 — DoCaption today announced that it has updated its flagship LRBox platform-based product line, a comprehensive series of hardware tools for SDI ancillary data management including, but not limited to, closed captioning and subtitling. DoCaption’s LRBox products now are available in a modular software solution tailor-made for the company’s portfolio of closed-captioning/subtitling encoders, decoders, and monitors.

“By bringing LRBox products into the software realm, we can offer our customers complete solutions with the benefit of modular licensing,” said Renaud Desportes, director of product management and worldwide sales at DoCaption. “LRBox users enjoy state-of-the-art closed-captioning technology and the flexibility to select and configure other critical tools in the manner that best suits their operations.”

The LRBox line includes the WST (ETSI EN300706)/OP42/OP-47/ST-2031 and CEA-608/CEA-708 closed-captioning/subtitling encoders, inserters, databridges, and monitoring devices. All products can be equipped with additional modules including de-embedded audio out, GPI I/Os, RS-232/422 serial I/Os, and more.

The LRBox platform provides as standard a program SDI I/O that is bypass-relay protected, as well as a secondary SDI-configurable input or output, a combination that supports, for example, ancillary data bridging or captioning monitoring with captions overlaid on the video. A fast Ethernet port and a USB port allow for flexible data exchange, simple configuration access, and in-the-field firmware upgrades.

The LRBox platform is available as a stand-alone, small-form-factor box with optional rack- or shelf-mount brackets; in a single/dual-channel setup in a 19-inch, 1RU rack-mount chassis with redundant power supplies; in a high-density, 3RU 19-inch rack-mount chassis that supports up to 10 channels; or, for OEMs, as a single card (small-form-factor 100-mm x 160-mm Eurocard).

“We are proud to offer our LRBox platform as a tailor-made, modular software solution for our subtitling/closed-captioning encoders, decoders, and monitors portfolio,” added Desportes. “The LRBox product line fills a gap in professional captioning → continue…

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Cobalt Digital Releases Next-Generation HEVC Professional 4K and Multichannel HD/SD Encoder Series

By Dundee Hills Group

Equipped With 12G/6G-SDI and Quad 3G/HD-SDI Inputs, New 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC for openGear Represents Superset of New Encoding Platform’s Capabilities

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — March 29, 2018 — Cobalt Digital today announced the release of its new 9992-ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5-ready encoders for openGear. These new encoders represent the state of the art both in 4K/HD baseband video processing and in compression technology — all in one highly upgradeable, future-proof platform.

“The low-latency performance of our new HEVC encoders makes them ideal for ENG and remote studio contribution,” said Bob McAlpine, CEO of Cobalt Digital. “With their advanced processing and next-gen compression capabilities, these new encoders are what the industry has been waiting for.”

The 9992-ENC series’ flagship product, the 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC encoder, represents the superset of the new encoding platform’s capabilities. It takes advantage of the hardware’s quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI inputs by accepting a full 3840×2160 signal at up to 60 frames per second and then encoding the signal to HEVC for output over IP and or DVB-ASI.

The platform on which the 9992-ENC series is built is the convergence of Cobalt’s compression hardware and software design expertise with the company’s popular line of FPGA-accelerated production and broadcast baseband SDI products. It is extremely scalable in terms of channel capacity and with respect to the availability of software-definable feature sets that can be licensed in the field as needed. Thanks to these feature sets, 9992-ENC series encoders offer a wide range of configurations that serve as economical entry points for multiple markets.

The flexibility of the encoding platform has enabled Cobalt to design a package of features and options that address a specific market’s basic requirements while also supporting an unprecedented choice of upgrade paths that include adding encoder channels and advanced video processing features such as up/down/cross conversion. Baseband video processing options can eliminate the need → continue…

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