Telestream Introduces Lightspeed Live Capture 2.0

NEVADA CITY, CALIF.—A new version of the Lightspeed Live Capture multichannel video capture and processing system has been announced by Telestream. Lightspeed Live Capture 2.0 is designed to simplify the process of converting existing tape libraries to file-based formats.


As part of the updated Lightspeed Live Capture, the system can now support high-density log and capture, with the ability to control and digitize four tape decks at once from a single system. The 1RU appliance is capable of capturing four channels of HD-SDI or one channel of 4K/UHD into any high-quality video format required at frame rates up to 60 fps. With a multi-tenant design, operators can control four channels, or four operators can each control a single channel.

The Lightspeed Live Capture can also be used as part of Telestream’s Vantage ecosystem. Vantage enables automated capture, editing, transcoding, copying and more, while Vantage Open Workflows allow these processes to start early. Lightspeed Live Capture also functions as an integral part of any enterprise live-to-VOD workflow that includes Lightspeed Live Stream and Vantage. In addition, Telestream’s Vidchecker can be used to verify video and audio quality.

Additional features include full VTR transport controls with keyboard shortcuts; new tape and capture origin actions in Vantage Workflow Designer; ability to define and populate variables and labels for downstream actions; audio meters with eight selectable stereo pairs; and an HTML5 based browser client.

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