Blackmagic, Streambox Partner on System to Stream Video In the Field

The solution provides users with a high quality, low cost, complete software-based, portable solution for live HD video
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Blackmagic Design, which creates video editing products, and Streambox Inc., a producer of software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management and playout, have partnered to provide a solution that enables users who are in the field to capture and stream 1080i HD or SD video over low data rate IP connections.
Until now, capturing high-quality video on the go has been limited to clunky hard to maneuver third party products, the companies say. The solution produced by Blackmagic and Streambox provides users with a high quality, low cost, complete software based, portable solution for live HD video, those firms say.
The workflow begins with HDMI or HD-SDI video input from the camera to an UltraStudio Mini Recorder, using a Thunderbolt connection to Apple notebook or Mac Mini desktop, the companies say. The Streambox Hybrid HD/SD Software will encode the video and the user will have options to transmit using Streambox’s-exclusive, “low delay multipath” technology which facilitates high quality, low latency video over multiple IP networks.
Among the options users will have include transporting live video by bonding several 3G/4G/LTE modems, Wi-Fi, DSL, cable modems and satellite terminals such as Inmarsat BGAN or ViaSat. At the receiving end, the video can be sent to a dedicated Streambox HD decoder, Enterprise Server or Streambox Media Player.
In addition, Streambox says there is also available a low cost live video playout solution using a software based Streambox Media Player Pro, installed on a Mac Mini or Apple notebook in combination with a Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Monitor to convert incoming video into HDSDI or HDMI output streams.
Streambox Media Player Pro provides a full range of professional broadcast features, such as 1080i or 720p upconvert, NTSC or PAL frame rate transcoding and teleprompter modes and Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder is also supported by OSX version of StreamboxME Pro for low cost video encoding and news gathering applications available as a cloud service or direct to decoder applications.


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