BroadcastAsia 2018 showcases IP and UHD-HDR workflows

Singapore broadcast and media show spotlights key market drivers fuelling growth across the APAC region, with Rohde & Schwarz (booth 4T2-04) leading the way.

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At BroadcastAsia 2018, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase new products and system solutions spanning many different application areas in the broadcast and electronic media processing market.

Post production

R&S CLIPSTER is the gold standard workstation for mastering and distributing feature films and episodic TV. R&S CLIPSTER provides a foundation for post production vendors to build services upon. Supporting up to 4K120p, from a wide array of professional media file formats or baseband SDI, R&S CLIPSTER can support various stages of post production with its built-in tools.

Storage

Rohde & Schwarz will highlight its R&S SpycerBox multi-user shared storage system. Using the IBM Spectrum Scale file system solution with Rohde & Schwarz storage solutions ensures more efficient storage capacity utilization. Broadcasters, post production houses, corporate organizations and scientific institutes can now implement intelligent solutions for storing their media files based on their needs. The new file system software for R&S SpycerBox Cell and R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL simplifies the storage workflow and makes it more cost-effective.

Ingest and Playout

Rohde & Schwarz has significantly expanded and optimized its R&S VENICE platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S VENICE offers superior stability and an extensive range of features. Its flexibility makes it a future-proof investment. Thanks to the use of open standards, the media server is interoperable with systems from other manufacturers and can easily be integrated into existing infrastructures. R&S VENICE uses proprietary virtual storage access (VSA) technology to ensure reliable transmission even in critical applications. The latest evolution of the platform supports the SMPTE 2110 video over IP standard, NMOS and SDI.

Encoding and multiplexing

Another Rohde & Schwarz focus will be its R&S AVHE100 system solution for encoding and multiplexing. A compact, yet flexible and scalable transcoding, encoding and multiplexing solution, it offers best in class video quality for premium content distribution, including for today's most advanced video coding standard HEVC for broadcast applications. It also fully supports high dynamic range (HDR) video transmission.

Monitoring and Multiviewer

Another focus for Rohde & Schwaz is advanced content monitoring for broadcast and streaming media services featuring its award winning R&S PRISMON multiviewer. Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate how R&S PRISMON is applicable to the broadest range of scenarios including playout, production, contribution, distribution and cloud environments. Reporting is another key focus with combined data rates, stream types and resolution reporting, thereby reducing management complexity in modern media operations.

Contribution

Rohde & Schwarz will also showcase R&S RelayCaster for live contribution over public internet services. With R&S RelayCaster, reliability of contributing and distributing live content via unmanaged networks is significantly improved, as packet loss issues are efficiently resolved.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. May 14, 2018.