Engineering and production staff increasingly need the flexibility to work remotely, without compromise. With easy to configure remote connectivity available for PRISM, users can control the same GUI that can be accessed from the front panel via noVNC, as if sitting in front of the unit, on location or at home.
Web UI provides full featured access to a variety of information and status tables
• Remotely configure and export pre-sets to other PRISMs so that teams are all working in a consistent way
• Remote capture and download captured files for further analysis
PRISM’s remote access provides users with a full feature set for monitoring and measurement applications at no additional cost, including the ability to remotely configure and export pre-sets, download the event log and use Syslog for remote analysis of events and alarms.
PRISM offers flexible tile configurations to provide full screen, or two, three and four tile layouts giving users the ability to select which software apps are visible together.
If you need to evaluate independent parallel streams simultaneously, PRISM’s dual display function enables users to take their chosen tile layouts and view multiple HD vs 4K, IP vs SDI or SDR vs HDR at the same time.
PRISM includes a wide range of apps as standard, including waveform display providing an array of configurations, vector display to allow the user to adjust saturation and hue and IP status, providing a summary of protocol, bitrate, IP/MAC addresses, PTP domain, RTP Clock and Marker Frequency.
Whether you need to decode the subtitles, select audio streams, review HDR filters or check problems with HDR streams, additional software options can be used within the picture display to personalise your system, to provide overlays for false colour, HDR area, gamut, light meter or closed captions/subtitles. In addition to the standard package an additional range of apps are available depending on your requirements, including IP Session providing a summary of information for the decoded stream, Dolby status, which shows the Dolby Metadata present within the Dolby signal or present within an ANC Packet as standardised in SMPTE ST 2020 and PIT Histogram which provides a graphical plot of the packet arrival times of the signal being decoded for video, audio and data.
Telestream Sync Generators provide highly accurate, stable, and reliable signals in both SDI and IP broadcast facilities. The family of SPG and ECO products are the globally trusted sync solution for broadcasting and production environments.
• Reliable sync & test signal generation for Hybrid SDI and IP Systems
• Ability to lock to GPS, PTP, NTSC/PAL black or analogue reference (Black Burst, Tri-Level, or CW)
• Changeover for main and protect configurations
• GPS Locked ST2059-2 PTP as Grandmaster or Follower
Whether it's a new network design that requires a combination of PTP and traditional analogue sync, an extension of an existing system, or a simple SDI system operating under budget constraints, the SPG and ECO family of sync generators and change over products can more than satisfy video network timing requirements.
CONTENT DISTRIBUTION & MEDIA POWER HOUR: IP VIDEO FOR ENTERPRISE USING NDI AND SRT
Explore the end-to-end process of delivering high-quality remote production and the benefits of NDI/VoIP/SRT in the enterprise space. Digital transformation in the broadcast and communications arena has come of age, with flexible, reliable, and secure technologies that enable remote production such as NDI and SRT over networked audiovisual systems. Discover how enterprise users can move over to a new way of communicating through an NDI workflow to reach customers, partners, and staff while maintaining brand values.
Watch this Power Hour to learn how to:
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Featuring insight from Boxer's Managing Director Marc Risby;"System Addicts - A Celebration of ISE in an Atypical Year" the article covers memories of ISE, comparisons with other years and thoughts on how things have panned out this year.
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Available for download later this month, the revolutionary NDI® 5 will be a quantum leap for the world’s most powerful video-over-IP technology. It will make NDI the only transport and codec that you need to run your remote, cloud or hybrid-based production, saving you time, money, hassle and enabling truly global productions.
With NDI 5, NewTek have added planet-sized capabilities that are designed to make your live content production even easier, faster and more fun. Here are a few of the new features:
• NDI Remote: By sharing a simple link, anyone can contribute live audio and video using any Internet-connected camera device with a browser, to any NDI enabled software anywhere in the world.
• NDI Audio Direct: For the first time offers seamless integration of audio software into NDI workflows, be they local, in the cloud or any hybrid.
• NDI Bridge: Simply and securely share all NDI network sources between remote sites, anywhere in the world, using only a single network port. Great for sports productions and any remote workflows.
• Reliable UDP: As part of NDI’s mission to make video easier everywhere, RUDP transfer makes WAN and WiFi connections more resilient with less configuration required.
• And much more!
The biggest benefit for NewTek customers:
NDI 5 will be a huge technology enabler for NewTek customers, as no company in the world is better placed to leverage this new technology than NewTek. It will add the ability to connect with anyone, from anywhere in the world, from any device, into any NDI enabled software. Virtually any mobile phone can be a live source into your TriCaster, ready to be part for your production. It will break the physical barrier across all NewTek solutions, and will give customers the possibility to expand on their productions, produce more content with smaller infrastructure and less resources.
Celebrate NDI 5 with 10,000 Free NDI HX Camera Apps!
NDI Remote will turn any connected device with a web browser and camera into a viable NDI video source and our existing NDI HX Camera Apps can turn modern mobile devices into 4K, NDI enabled camera systems, ready to contribute to your production and unleash your creativity. To celebrate the amazing leap forward that NDI 5 represents for the entire NDI eco-system, NewTek have announced that 10,000 NDI HX Camera apps (across both iOS and Android apps stores) will be available for FREE (regular price: 19.99 USD/GBP/EU)*.
Learn more about what NDI can do to revolutionise the way you tell your story. Tune-in to an all-new NDI TV Episode on Thursday, June 3 (10 am & 4 pm CET), dedicated to NDI 5 and featuring exclusive interviews with the team behind this exciting new technology.
If the complexities of SMTPE 2110, broadcast transmission, playout and so on become too great, a collaborative approach may be possible, "There's plenty of opportunity for AV integrators to partner with specialist broadcast integrators to approach the project together, which has worked particularly well for us" says Boxer's Managing Director Marc Risby.
AV Magazine bridges the gap between the channel, end-user and the creative design community, for more information visit https://www.avinteractive.com/.
Find out more about how the AV and Broadcasting worlds are adopting each other's technology in "Broadening your Horizons";
"NDI is a well developed protocol that can be found in both software and hardware products and it's optimised to work in typical office network environments without the need for "carrier grade" hardware that some other standards need" says Boxer's Managing Director Marc Risby, "Options like NDI offer many of the same features as SMPTE 2110 but are simpler and cheaper to implement, which appeals to AV and broadcast users alike."
"In the IP space, infrastructure is only a challenge when it comes to over reliance on hardware devices and competing, un-interoperable protocols" adds Laim Hayter of NewTek, "In a software defined IP environment, challenges of interoperability are greatly reduced, and in the case of the large ecosystem of vendors utilising NDI, we're already operating in a converged AV/Broadcast environment".
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FREE TELESTREAM VANTAGE HEALTH CHECK
To help reset the balance, Boxer are offering a free Telestream Vantage Health Check for all customers, designed to diagnose potential future issues before they arise, giving you peace of mind and confidence in your systems.Carried out by our in house team of certified engineers, trained at Telestream HQ in Nevada, the Health Check is a free service that we can run completely remotely.
FOCUS ON SUPPORT ENGINEER MARK JONES
How long have you worked for Boxer? Since July 2013, nearly 8 years.
Where did you work/what was your role before you joined? I was at TalkTalk as a system administrator working on Linux and Windows services before I joined Boxer. TalkTalk acquired Videonetwork the video on-demand service back in the 00’s.
What’s different about working at Boxer? It was a new lease of life for me joining Boxer after working in a corporate structure for 12 years. I was able to go and meet customers, conduct meetings and training and do more travelling in a year than I had previously done in a decade.
What skills and experiences do you have that enable you help Boxer’s customers? I have experience in coding so I can help customers with developing logics in their workflows, I’ve also worked with with setting up and supporting hardware across a wide range of applications. I keep up with broadcast standards and technologies and always try to stay one step ahead of the game with new ways of working.
What does a typical work day look like? We have a short meeting in the morning with the Engineering team then it’s straight into looking at our support portal to see what queries/issues are being reported. Some days I work with my sales colleagues on pre-sales tasks like proof of concept plans with existing and prospective customers, other days I will be training customers on how to use software and developing workflows with them. I also spend time evaluating new products that we may be interested in representing.
What's your favourite thing about your job? The camaraderie with customers and colleagues.
What's your most prized possession? My wife (she said that).
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Colorfront Streaming Server incorporates key elements of Colorfront’s award-winning On-Set Dailies, Transkoder and Colorfront Engine technologies.
Colorfront has trail blazed remote working practices in film and television production and post for many years – including streaming options from On-Set Dailies, leveraging existing in-facility Transkoder systems, and enabling high-performance, interactive Transkoders in the cloud. Now, Colorfront Streaming Server significantly expands the availability of the company’s state-of-the-art capabilities amongst post-production facilities who face the challenge of offering safe and secure remote working practices, which have become even more in-demand during the global Covid pandemic.
Colorfront Streaming Server is conveniently packaged in a 1RU form factor, and can live-stream colour and frame-accurate footage in reference quality 4K HDR from third-party grading, editorial and VFX applications – such as Blackmagic Resolve, FilmLight Baselight, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut and Autodesk Flame – to multiple remote clients simultaneously anywhere in the world.
The appliance works in real-time with HD, 2K & 4K, and stereo3D content, in Rec709 SDR or HDR with Dolby Vision, and uses SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol) to deliver pristine quality, low-latency live video, plus multi-channel audio, over the public internet to multiple remote clients concurrently. Forensic NexGuard watermarking and 256-bit AES encryption are used to ensure content remains secure and protected.
On the client side, inexpensive small form-factor set-ups support Colorfront’s Streaming Server’s complementary Streaming Player software and enable color-accurate viewing and QC on a range of professional 4K HDR reference displays and prosumer screens. For minimal outlay, AJA T-Tap Pro allows users to connect to a prosumer OLED and drive it in Dolby Vision, PQ, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and HDR10; the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini enables 4K HDR output via both SDI and HDMI, while an Apple M1 Mac Mini allows connection to an Apple XDR Pro display directly via Thunderbolt 3, or to a prosumer OLED monitor via the HDMI output.
Phil Harrelson, VP of US operations at Light Iron in Los Angeles, commented “Colorfront Streaming Server has opened multiple doors for our team when it comes to working remotely. Throughout the pandemic, our entire dailies workflow relied on the Streaming Server for color-critical evaluation within home working environments. For our finishing teams, Colorfront's solution offers a more robust, color-calibrated, and keenly-priced alternative to other remote collaboration solutions on the market.”
"Colorfront continually develops products that follow industry trends and help us keep on top of the latest needs. With the prevalence of remote working, Colorfront Streaming Server has proven an amazing product, containing unmatched colour and image science. It is also very easy to set-up and use, compared to several others we evaluated. We love it, our clients love it. Every one who’s used it has been blown away." Jack Jones, digital colourist and CTO, Roundtable Post Production, London
Featuring Boxer Systems Managing Director Marc Risby and published to co-inside with MPTS Connect Virtual Show on May 13th the article offers insight into how the pandemic is likely to change the way we work in 2021 and post Covid-19.