Easy, reliable and flexible for fast-paced productions

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Lights, camera, action! When it’s showtime, broadcasting and studio operators need intuitive and flexible video ingest software they can rely on. R&S®VENICE is a media production server built for live and studio production. Its software architecture, rich feature set and versatile software applications allow users to experience well-established studio applications at an unprecedented level: from multicamera ingest, transform operations, to studio playout, and much more.

Ingest Solution

Working in studio and production environments requires processing of various video signals in different resolutions and in many different formats. Whether you are working on-premise or in the cloud, being able to monitor, view and store your files is vital in daily workflows. R&S®VENICE lets you focus on your creative work and offers operators an all-in-one user-friendly interface to ingest, transcode and playout. And of course, you’ll want to have a place to store your valuable media files and have fast and easy access with R&S®SpycerNode shared media storage. See why R&S®VENICE is the answer to reliable and secure media ingest.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • No single point of failure: 24/7 365 on-air reliability
  • Versatile media ingest: from SDI to IP
  • Software-defined: futureproof, scalable media ingest
  • No limit on number of channels: adapt R&S®VENICE to your requirements
  • Highly interoperable: Integrate R&S®VENICE into any media value chain
  • Supports various communication protocols: VDCP, FIMS, MOS & more
  • VSA (Virtual Storage Access) technology unique to R&S®VENICE, any interruption of running media transfers, file encoding and decoding processes during playout or ingest are prevented. Paired with R&S®SpycerNode , no “black on air” during playout operations is guaranteed!

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In which file formats can I record?

VENICE S supports most the industry standard formats.

In particular, VENICE S supports at least the following wrappers: MXF OP 1a, MXF OP Atom, DV, Quicktime, MPEG,

The list of supported codecs contains at least: DNxHD, DVCProHD, AVC Intra, ProRes, XAVC, XDCAM HD, HDV, 8bit yuv.

Do I need to export the recorded media to be able to use it?

No. VENICE S records natively into a file using the codec/wrapper that you have configured.

Does the VENICE server come with internal storage?

VENICE S is available either with or without internal storage.

Can I record a multi-cam show?

Yes. Synchronized using an external common sync, you can record groups of up to 10 cameras with VENICE S servers.

Which combinations of inputs and outputs can be used?

Each of the video channels of the VENICE S can be configured to be either an input or an output. This configuration can be changed on the fly at runtime.

Are the preview pictures as displayed in VENICE UI available in the network?

Yes, they are. They are available in the network using an industry standard protocol.

Can I access the recordings on a VENICE S using my desktop computer?

Yes, you can. Among other connectivity options, VENICE S supports file sharing via SMB and nfs.

Is VENICE S a standalone solution? Do I need to purchase supporting devices?

VENICE S is usable on its own. Just connect the content and control it with your automation. You can also use VENICE UI to control VENICE S from your notebook.

Can I control VENICE S using APIs?

Yes, you can. VENICE S is supporting open industry standard protocol to control ingesting, transcoding and playing back content. Also, the APIs to configure the VENICE S server are public.

What interfaces does VENICE S have?

A VENICE S server has redundant power supplies, redundant media data network connections, control network connections, USB interfaces. It comes with one or two interface boards, each of them connecting to 3G SDI, 12G SDI or IP 2110. Options to connect AES/EBU, RS422, Blackburst and other sync sources can be ordered.

Which storage connectivity options are available for VENICE S?

VENICE S works best using its internal storage or in conjunction with the Rohde&Schwarz SpycerNode family of storage solutions. In addition, it natively supports nfs, smb or ssfs.

What file system is VENICE S using internally for media data?

As of today, VENICE S is using the industry standard XFS file system for media data on its internal storage.

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