NAB 2016: R&S VENICE 4K offers enhanced 4K/UHD-1 performance
From April 16 to 21, 2016, visitors to NAB can gain insight into the wide range of applications offered by the Rohde & Schwarz R&S VENICE ingest and playout platform (booth SL 1205). With its modern, open system architecture, wide variety of supported file formats, codecs and interfaces and an extensive integrated feature set, R&S VENICE allows TV studios to optimize current and future workflows.
The 4K version of the R&S VENICE ingest and playout platform enables ingest, playout and transform processes for 4K/UHD-1 material with up to 60p. R&S VENICE 4K thus makes it possible to create high-quality 4K broadcast workflows, which are just as easy to handle as HD workflows. Because R&S VENICE 4K records material directly with 4K/UHD-1 resolution, time-consuming stitching processes are eliminated. At the same time, an HD-derivative can be generated to provide compatibility with existing HD workflows.
The dual destination feature makes it possible to save UHD-1 signals in parallel and independently of one another to two different storage environments, eliminating transfer times for copy processes. UHD-1 signals can be directly recorded to internal and external storage media, and the recorded material can be directly accessed.
R&S VENICE 4K supports Sony XAVC and Apple ProRes for the recording of UHD-1 signals. Regular software upgrades expand the variety of supported codecs. Thus, broadcasters can flexibly design workflows and adapt them to their individual needs. R&S VENICE 4K, same as the existing R&S VENICE 2U systems, can be controlled via VDCP, webservices (FIMS, MOS) or the intuitive R&S VENICE remote client. The R&S VENICE Play software is intended for use in studio playout applications. It allows users to control multiple channels even in tense playout scenarios. Users can directly access all important functions and make changes to processes until immediately before content goes on the air, even in hectic production environments. The clear display of multiple channels in parallel makes it possible to simultaneously view channels in A/B mode and auxiliary channels and to control them even under difficult live conditions.
Michael Hackl, Head of Product Management Broadcast Solutions at Rohde & Schwarz DVS says, "We are excited to open TV studios new perspectives up to 4K in studio production with our R&S VENICE ingest and playout platform. With R&S VENICE 4K, broadcasters can gradually migrate their production to 4K while orienting themselves to their familiar workflows."
Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2015, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9900 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.83 billion in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has strong regional hubs in Asia and the USA.
Rohde & Schwarz DVS
For 30 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. R&S CLIPSTER was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof ingest and production server R&S VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. Rohde & Schwarz DVS offers a variety of customized storage solutions that is tailored to deliver best-in-class performance for formats.