Lawo Adds New Features to V__pro8 Video Processor
Among the new enhancements to the V__pro8 is the ability to handle 2x surround downmix (downfold) engines per SDI output. With this new capability, users can create stereo downmixes from 5.1 or 7.1 discrete surround audio tracks and embed these on the outgoing SDI so that stereo audio is always present along with the discrete surround audio channels. The ability to have mix stems plus stereo audio travelling together provides engineers with greater convenience.
The ability to monitor embedded audio via MADI has also been added. While feeding MADI to an audio mixing console, users can now listen to/monitor each outgoing embedded audio channel on various SDI outputs.
The new software V1.0.4 also adds level adjustment (-60dB - +12dB) for the audio outputs. With this new capability, users are able to adapt the audio levels according to specific user reference level requirements.
Engineers will certainly appreciate the V__pro8’s new Dolby E aligner function. This new capability provides automatic alignment of Dolby E audio signals within the allowed guard band in SD/HD environments—providing click-free / seamless audio during video switching.
Felix Krueckels, Senior Product Manager Lawo AG, commented on the V__pro8’s new capabilities. “We are very proud of our new video processor and response from the field to the product has been extremely positive. As part of our ongoing efforts to continually improve the capabilities of all our products, these new V__pro8 features add still greater functionality that, I’m certain, will prove highly beneficial to both present and prospective users.”
Software Version 1.0.4 for the Lawo V__pro8 is available May 30 for Lawo customers via the Lawo Download Center.
About the Lawo V_pro8
The Lawo V__pro8 (read “V-Line pro8”) is a powerful video processor and the perfect tool for interconnecting signals of different video formats, as well as between audio and video. High quality up/down/cross format conversion, color correction plus embedding and de-embedding makes the V__pro 8 compact and powerful. Modern high density audio connections including RAVENNA and MADI provide video-to-audio bridges within the studio infrastructure while a modern GUI based on HTML5 facilitates intuitive operation.
Lawo, headquartered in Rastatt/Germany, specialises in developing, designing and manufacturing mixing consoles and matrix systems for radio and TV broadcasters, as well as for use in live events. Recently, Lawo offers also professional video equipment for the broadcast sector. Standards of high quality and innovative technology are supported by more than 40 years of experience in the field of professional broadcast technology.
Lawo’s product range covers digital audio mixing consoles for use in radio, broadcast, production and live applications, including the required software. In addition to the provision of matrix systems and audio networks, Lawo also offers video processing equipment. The company also carries out project engineering tasks as well as user training and maintenance. This high level of expertise results in a comprehensive support service for Lawo customers.