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Overture UHD / 3G / HD / SD Playout Server

The OVRT-LIVE-2U-B is an advanced 2RU dual-channel integrated playout, branding and graphics solution with full support for SD, HD, 3G and UHD Master Control applications. The OVRT-LIVE-2U-B offers an economical and scalable platform with deployment options for SDI, IP or hybrid environments.

The OVRT-LIVE-2U-B is equipped with up to 6.6TB of RAID 6 local content storage. Content can be delivered in a variety of wrapper and codec formats for playout all the while preserving all the integrity of the video, audio, and ancillary data in the source content. For quick turn applications, content can be streamed directly from the central store or FlashNAS.

The OVRT-LIVE-2U-B provides support for a variety of I/O formats including SDI, SMPTE ST 2022-6, ST 2110 and IPTS along with an extensive list of integrated audio, video, ANC and graphics processing features. All these in combination with additional features like Nielsen and Kantar watermarking, multi-frame rate support, delayed playout, translate to highly integrated transmission chain with minimal downstream processing gear and reduced rack space, power and cooling requirements.

When integrated with Evertz's world class Mediator-X MAM/automation system, the full potential of the OVRT-LIVE-2U-B is unleashed, unveiling an astonishing list of complex features that can only be achieved by a truly integrated system. Support for object storage, on-premises or in the cloud. A self-contained and standalone automation driver provides additional redundancy during normal operations and continued operation during system maintenance and upgrades. Play-While-Record (PWR), Playlist record, Dynamic AFD and XDS data insertion, multi-language subtitle insertion, component-based playout are all accessible through a feature-rich, user-friendly HTML5 interface via web browser.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Support for multiple I/O and frame rates
  • Advanced ancillary data processing
  • Content protection processing
  • Live and external subtitle and caption processing
  • Integrated native and template graphics with DVE, 3D and countdown timer support

Expanded Features & Benefits

  • Multiple I/O Support

  • SDI (3G/HD/SD)
  • IP compressed (H.264/MPEG-2)
  • IP uncompressed (SMPTE ST 2110, (SMPTE ST 2022-6)
  • Multiple Frame Rate Support

  • 2160p/59.94, 2160p/50
  • 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50
  • 720p/59.94, 720p/50
  • 625i, 525i
  • Advanced Ancillary Data Processing

  • 608/708 captions
  • OP42/OP47 subtitles
  • DVB subtitles
  • AFD (SMPTE ST 2016)
  • Timecode
  • SCTE 104
  • V-Chip / XDS
  • External Subtitle & Caption Processing

  • SCC conversion to 608/708/DVB/ Open Captions/SCTE 27
  • STL conversion to OP42/OP47/DVB/ Open Captions/SCTE 27
  • TTML conversion to OP42/OP47/DVB/ Open Captions/SCTE 27
  • PAC conversion to OP42/OP47/DVB/ Open Captions/SCTE 27
  • Live Subtitle & Caption Processing

  • Ctrl-A protocol for 608/708/Open Captions
  • NewFor protocol for OP42/OP47/Open Captions
  • Advanced Video Processing

  • Up/down/cross conversion
  • AFD-based scaling
  • Advanced Audio Processing

  • Dolby® E/E/DD+ encode/decode
  • Up-mixing, down-mixing
  • IntelliGain
  • Audio shuffling
  • DAI - Descriptive Audio Insertion
  • Watermarking & Content Protection Processing

  • Nielsen
  • Numeris
  • Kanter
  • OAR
  • Program Delay & Record

  • Delayed playout with user-configurable delay
  • Configurable input delay (up to 10 sec for 3G/HD/SD)
  • Live record (Program, Clean or Custom)
  • Graphical Features

  • Native full screen graphic playout
  • Support for MOV, JPG, PNG, BMP and more
  • Full DVE support
  • Lower-third graphics
  • Dynamic video and text updates
  • Schedule-driven graphics
  • RSS feed-driven text updates
  • Linear Key and Fill inputs
  • Countdown/deadline timer support



Based on multi-core Linux 2RU server architecture
  • 4x 1GbE ports
  • 2x serial RS-422 ports
  • 1x IPMI port
  • Dual-redundant, hot-swappable power supplies

Inputs / Outputs

Number of Interfaces Up to 16x configurable SDI input/output ports; 4x 10GbE HBRMT ports; up to 4x 25GbE ports
Supported Formats
HBRMT I/O SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-6
Video Standard 2160p/59.94, 2160p/50, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 625i, 525i
Video Sample Format 4:2:2 Y/C 8-bit/10-bit, 4:2:0 Y/C 8-bit
Supported Multiplexes MXF OP-1A (single item, single package), GXF, TS
Supported Video Codecs XDCAM HD50 4:2:2, IMX50, IMX30, PRORES, DNxHD, H.264, AVC, MPEG-2
Video Processing Up/down/cross conversion

Audio Support

  • PCM HD/SD-SDI embedded per SMPTE ST 272M

Time Code

  • ATC/VITC pass-through
  • ATC/VITC generation


  • Bi-level sync/tri-level sync/black burst
  • PTP
  • PCR

ANC Processing

  • Encode VANC data per video channel
  • Pass-through of closed captions (CC) per CEA-708 and CEA-608
  • Pass-through of VITC per SMPTE ST 12M
  • Optional support for caption and subtitle insertion from SCC/STL/TTML/PAC file
  • CEA-608 to CEA-708 conversion
  • OP42 to OP47 conversion
  • V-Chip generation and pass-through
  • SCTE 104 generation and pass-through
  • AFD stamping and pass-through per SMPTE ST 2016-1-2007

Automation Interface

2x Serial RS-422 V DCP protocol, M2100 protocol
4x IP FTP protocol, V DCP, M2100

Faster than Real-Time File Transfers

  • IP interface, FTP protocol


Temperature 10-35°C (50-95°F)
Non-Operating Temperature -40-70°C (-40-158°F)
Relative Humidity 50-90% (non-condensing)


Form Factor 2RU
Dimensions 16.96" W x 3.44" H x 27.95" D
(439mm W x 89mm H x 712mm D)
Gross Weight Approx. 54lbs (24.5kg)
Voltage Auto-ranging
100 – 127V AC 50 – 60Hz, 10A, 900 watts maximum power
200 – 240V AC 60 – 60Hz, 6A, 1100 watts maximum power
Power Usage 500 watts
In-Rush Current 3.6A (120V/60), 2A (208V/60)
Storage Capacity 6.6TB, RAID 6

Ordering Information

OVRT-LIVE-2U-B Multichannel Integrated Playout Engine

I/O Options

Notes Cannot order OV-SDI, OV-SDI-2 and OV-25G-IO on the same unit.
OV-SDI Optional single SDI I/O card. Provides 8x SDI I/O.
OV-SDI-2 Optional Dual SDI I/O cards. Provides 16x SDI I/O.
OV-25G-IO Optional Dual 25G I/O cards for OVRT-LIVE-2U-B.
OV-COMPRESSED-IO-MP2-H264 Support for compressed stream encoding and decoding in OVRT-LIVE systems

Video Proc Options

OV-4K Optional single channel 4K playout license (note also requires OV-SDI-2 or OV-25G-IO option)
OV-UDC Integrated Up/Down/Cross Converson For Overture RT
OV-SIMU Support For Simultaneous SD and HD outputs

Audio Options

OV-AUD-IG Intelligain Loudness Processing for OVRT-LIVE
OV-AUD-AAC AAC Encode/Decode
OV-AUD-AC3E Single Internal AC3 encoder for OVRT-LIVE
OV-AUD-DD Internal Dolby® E/AC3 decoding for OVRT-LIVE and OVRT-LIVE-2U
OV-AUD-DEE Dolby® E encoder for OVRT-LIVE-1U
OV-AUD-DMX 5.1 PCM Surround Sound to Stereo PCM Down-Mix
OV-AUD-UMX Stereo PCM to Surround Sound 5.1 Up-Mixing
OV-AUD-DAI Descriptive Audio Insertion node

Ancillary Data Options

OV-CC Caption embedding from SCC file
OV-OP4247 Support for Insertion of OP42/OP47 Teletext Packets
OV-DVB-MUX Optional DVB subtitle mixing
OV-DVB-STL Optional DVB Subtitle generation
OV-DVBSTL-ADDLNG Additional DVB Subtitle Language generation

Infrastructure Data Options

OV-NE Neilsen Encoding/Watermarking
OV-VCHIP License For Insertion of V-CHIP Information Insertion In Outbound XDS Packets
OV-SCTE104 SCTE104 Trigger Insertion Under Playtime/Mediator Control
OV-DS-EAS Support for Emergency Alert System (North America only) as a data source for Overture RT
OV-OAR Single license for OAR Video watermarking
OV-KE Kantar Encoding/Watermarking
OV-NDROP Software license to enable Namedropper feature set on OVRT-LIVE-2U platform

Graphics Options

OV-DVE Optional two channel 2D DVE
OV-DS-RSS RSS data feeds support in ORT and ORT-LIVE
OV-TEMPLATE Overture RT Template Creation tool