The Evertz® Media Clients are highly optimized digital Audio/Video I/O platforms that perform real-time, multi-channel HD or SD ingest and playout for broadcast and post-production facilities. Individual Media Clients can be provided with optional local RAID6 storage to allow a simple, standalone HD/SD ingest/playout platform as an inexpensive broadcast or post-production solution. The ability to exploit either networked or local storage allows the Evertz® Media Client to be used in multiple operational models that feature realtime ingest and playback from central storage, local storage or both. Broadcast and post-production workflows are no longer operationally constrained by the architecture of the server system or an individual box.
The Evertz® Ingest Client is a broadcast-quality, frame-accurate, digital baseband ingest station that performs real-time SW-based encoding/decoding, and multiplexing/de-multiplexing of HD/SD-SDI content in either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 formats. Currently supported HD codecs include XDCAM HD 4:2:2 and AVC-Intra HD 4:2:2. In addition to the HD/SD-SDI ingest channel, each ingest channel supports a HD/SD-SDI Confidence Playback output of the ingested content (with a minimal delay), as well a separate HD/SD-SDI Jog/Shuttle/Play output. The Jog/Shuttle/Play output can be used to review the content as its being ingested. This allows media to be qualified and prepared for on-air use during ingest. Alternately, this output can be used as a general purpose Play output for any local or network stored content.
While ingesting and playing back the high-resolution content, a low-resolution MPEG-4 Proxy is also generated. This eliminates the need for off-line, post ingest proxy generation thereby significantly accelerating, simplifying and reducing the cost of low-resolution, off-line workflows.
Real-time Record and Jog/Shuttle/Play I/Os are controlled via popular protocols over an IP network or individual RS-422 ports. For Ingest Clients provided with local RAID6 storage, file transfers are accomplished using FTP or NFS.
- Real-time, frame-accurate, broadcast-quality Audio/Video codecs
- Low-latency Confidence Playback while recording
- Low-latency Jog/Shuttle/Play while recording
- Low-res MPEG-4 Proxy creation while recording
- Optional real-time Record/Playback to/from local RAID6 storage
- IP-based non real-time File Transfers to/from local RAID6 storage
- IP-based or RS-422 control of Record inputs and Jog/Shuttle/Play outputs
- IPMI ready out-of-band management and KVM capability