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Buyer's Guide: Transcoding

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BLACKMAGIC DESIGN TERANEX EXPRESS

The Teranex Express is a broadcast-quality up/down converter with 10-bit processing quality. Fitting in a 1RU chassis, the Teranex Express can upconvert SD video to HD, process 24 fps video to 30 fps, and perform dozens of other possible conversions. The unit’s built-in audio processing maintains video/audio synchronization during processing.

The Blackmagic Design Teranex Express was recently updated to include 4K processing, giving it the ability to up/down convert video to 4K formats. In addition, the unit features an fiber-optic option that allows transmission of signals for nearly 30 miles.

For more information, visit www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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AJA VIDEO FS2

The AJA Video FS2 is a combined frame synchronizer and signal transcoder. The FS2 can be used as two separate frame synchronizers/format converters, or the two channels can be linked with the internal FS2 keyer to do the work of three or more devices. For example, the FS2 can do HD sidebar keying where both the video and background graphics are up-converted and combined.

Capable of simultaneously working with two independent streams of 3G/HD/SD 10-bit broadcast-quality video and two independent groups of 16-channel AES audio, each FS2 video channel supports virtually any input or output: analog component or composite, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, Dual Link (1.485 Gb), Fiber and HDMI I/O. For audio, the FS2 has two audio processors, each supporting 16-channel AES/EBU digital audio, 16-channel embedded audio and eight-channel balanced analog audio with a variety of controls for maximum flexibility. The output of each processor can be embedded in its respective video processor output (SDI, fiber or HDMI), or sent to the AES or balanced outputs.

For more information, visit www.aja.com.

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COBALT DIGITAL BBG-1090-TRX-MPEG

The BBG-1090-TRX-MPEG is a quad-channel video transcoder that provides simultaneous support of DVB-ASI, broadcast-over-IP, MPEG-DASH streaming and HTTP live streaming. Its ability to convert among several formats allows content to be freely distributed over virtually any video network.

The BBG-1090-TRX-MPEG provides transcoding of two video services (channels) using either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC codecs in SD format. The unit supports MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC and Dolby AC-3 audio inputs, and features IP transmission using unicast or multicast network models. The product’s DashBoard remote control allows centralized control and monitoring access.

For more information, visit www.cobaltdigital.com.

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TVONE CORIO2 C2-2855

The tvOne Corio universal scaler supports SD/HD/3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, composite video, YC, YUV, YPbPr and RGB on both inputs and outputs. The unit also provides picture-in-picture, keying and logo insertion capability, and it can store up to five still images and five logos for layering in the output video.

The Corio2 has an integrated 4x1 audio switcher and four impedance-independent unbalanced inputs that follow the video selection. A rear-panel terminal block and a 3.5mm jack are also available for audio. The C2-2855 supports embedded audio, and can also de-embed audio input from HDMI or SDI signals for routing to analog audio outputs.

For more information, visit www.tvone.com.

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