Best of Breed Video Processing Infrastructure Solutions or Unlocking the Proprietary Solutions Presented by Pierre Louis Landry (Montreal) Presented by Richard Baker (Toronto) Incospec Communications
Today’s Storyboard • • Industry modular trends and standards Unlocking the Proprietary Infrastructure Solutions – Win-win solutions • Manufacturer’s benefits • Owner’s benefits • Installer’s benefits – Frame installation • End-User benefits – 1) Standard control (Card Edge) – 2) Advanced Software Control – 3) Room Open for Competitive features • • • Choices and Award winning products Special purpose cards Sneak Preview NAB 2010
Industry Modular Standards Desktop Computing PCI PCIe AGP Telecommunications ATCA uTCA Industrial, Mil/Aero VME CompactPCI uTCA
Industry Modular Standards Desktop Computing PCI PCIe AGP Telecommunications ATCA uTCA Industrial, Mil/Aero VME CompactPCI uTCA Example Desktop PC industry: (open-architecture) -Common -Frame -AC power supply -Rear connectors / display outputs -Widely accepted OS -Communications ports -Expansion bus (slots)
Added benefits Computer industry strengths • Common goal solutions – – – – – – Downloadable updates Network connecting Remote access Standard Hardware sniffing SNMP Multi-users (log in, profiles) User Access Control (Security) Additional Major Benefits: -More users -Shorter learning curves
The closed proprietary approach to broadcasting: • One hardware/One control: • Customers locked into one manufacturer’s frame standard and modules for their terminal equipment solutions.
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Unlocking the Proprietary Infrastructure Solutions • One common frame – Power supply – Cooling system • ventilation, fans, filters, control system – – – – Reference inputs Operating system Rear connector structure Card structure DFR-8310 frame Up to 10 cards • size, mid plane, interconnect – Communications protocol DFR-8321 frame Up to 20 cards
Unlocking the Proprietary Infrastructure Solutions • One common software control language – Full control and monitoring capabilities are available with free DashBoard™ software
Unlocking the Proprietary Infrastructure Solutions Multi-vendor support Customers are no longer locked into: -one manufacturer’s frame standard and -modules for their terminal equipment solutions.
Modular Interfaces Signal Processing: • 3Gbps Distribution • HD Conversion and Processing • 3G Conversion and Processing • Monitoring and Signal Measurement Over IP • Audio Processing & Conversion • Routing and Change-Over • SD Conversion and Processing • Solid State Media Server • Switching • Sync Pulse Generators • Synchronization & Delay • Video Conversion • • • Channel Branding & Keying Demodulation and Decoding Distribution and Monitoring • Fiber Optic Interfaces • Keyers &
Modular Interfaces Stand alone specialty products: • Opening the boxed products – Color correction – Logo Inserters – Receiver Decoders – Video Networking Multidyne's HD-3500 3G HD-SDI fiber optic transport system at IBC -provides 1.5G or 3Gb/s fiber optic transport with audio, intercom and bidirectional data over a single fiber, with multi-rate high definition transport up to 1080p 3G HD-SDI.
Breaking the Chains with Win-Win solutions
Win-Win solution Manufacturer’s Benefits • Helps engineers bring products to market – They deal with the technology in their product • Not wasting time on a frame, power, connectors, control, software & GUI.
Win-Win solution Owner’s Benefits (1) • Choices w/ best in class products! – Best of breed solutions – and not best effort or – Me-Too offerings (and when) • Competition within the same frame….means fair prices! • Competition within the same frame….
Win-Win solution Owners Benefits (2) • No longer single sourced for solutions – A selection of similar products from technology leading manufacturers • Reduced install & commissioning – One Control System – Common I/Os, Built in memory, shared OS • Now you can rely on a Plan B – Customers have alternatives: • Out of stock supplies • Manufacturers Production line schedules • Smoke & Mirrors (NAB Vaporware) – Planned release 20?? Debugged when?
Long term frustration leads to reason • BBC outlines long-term technology strategy – “The BBC must strive for further standardisation in the technology solutions it employs to minimise the overall costs and maximise re-use. – The use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) technologies and solutions should be the preferred option.
Win-Win solution Owners Benefits (3) Multi-vendor choices RossVideo A/V distribution, conversion & processing & fiber Cobalt A/V distribution, conversion & processing B&M A/V conversion & processing Decimator A/V conversion & processing BlackMagic A/V conversion & processing Link A/V conversion & processing WardBeck Audio distribution & processing Sonifex Audio processing Claratech Fiber Wohler Audio monitoring Telecast Fiber Algolith Video processing Multidyne Fiber CalMedia Video processing Norpak Data i
One stop: Multiple Solutions • Make it easy for the end user to peruse all products – Provide an impartial venue for all partners to showcase their products • www.opengear.tv or direct access www.incospec.
Win-Win solution Owners Benefits (3) • 5-year transferable warranty – backed by Ross Video's experience in engineering and design expertise since 1974.
Win-Win solution Installer’s Benefits Frame Overview DFR-8321
OpenGear Frame History DFR-8321 The best solution for standard and high definition terminal equipment Can house any mix of analog, digital, video and audio cards in the same 2 RU frame DFR-8310 Aluminum construction reduces overall weight
DFR-8321 DFR-8321 Frame – 2RU – 20 card slot capacity – Hot swappable fans – Hot swappable PSU Hot swappable fans Ventilation through Rear I/O Front/Back cooling One PSU can power an entire frame Redundant design allows two supplies to share the load.
Power The frame highlights Robust 150W Power Supply with integral cooling fan Hot-swappable redundant optional redundant power supply for 24/7 operation Front Frame Access -replaceable PS, -without requiring rear-frame access Separate power cords to each supply for power feed redundancy PowerLock cord retainer mechanism guards against accidental power loss -On/Off Switch
Cooling system The frame highlights PS have their own fans STD on 8321 Cooling Fan Module for increased ventilation and enhanced reliability An intelligent fan controller adjusts fan speed with changes in frame power loading. Particular attention has been paid to frame acoustics in order to keep fan noise to a minimum.
Rear Modules for the DFR-8321 Series Frames - Full Rear Module • The Full Rear Modules features – a single card connector and – can include up to 10 BNCs, or a combination of BNC, AES, and fiber optic connectors. • Each module occupies – two slots in the frame and – the openGear card must be installed in an even slot number, such as slot 2 or 4. – Up to 10 cards can be installed using this rear module type. (Figure 4.
Rear Modules for the DFR-8321 Series Frames - Split Rear Module • Split Rear Module – This module features two card connectors and can include up to 10 BNCs, or a combination of BNC, AES, and fiber optic connectors. Each card connector is routed to a column of five BNCs. – This module can only be used in a DFR-8321 series frame. A Split Rear Module occupies two slots in the frame but provides connectors for two openGear cards. Up to 20 cards can be installed in the frame using this type of rear module.
Card format Top Fingers connect directly to Rear Module – Can be optimized for signal quality and signal type – BNC, audio, fiber, etc – 3Gb/s Bottom Fingers connect to midplane for: – Power – Communications/Control – Common signals such as frame reference
Legacy cards: In an openGear frame? • An adapter for legacy cards in an openGear frame: – Cobalt Digital 5000 series cards in an openGear™ frame. – Ross 8000 series * No Dashboard Control – Leitch 6800 series • can be adapted to the openGear™ frame with the openGear™ adapter cards. – The oGA-1 linear adapter supports loads up to four watts per card – while the oGA-2 high efficiency adapter supports loads up to 10 watts per card.
End-User’s Benefits (1) Standard Control Card Edge
First feature I fell in love with: • Card Mounted Finger Joystick/switch – “Heads up” feature • Available on various cards • such as the crossconverter SFS-8221 Permits card level adjustments with on screen display of menu.
Head’s Up Display • Head’s Up Display – To make configuration easier, the UDC-8225A Format Converter offers a unique Heads-Up Display on a separate NTSC / PAL monitoring output. – When activated, card status and parameters can be viewed and adjusted using the card-mounted finger joystick and an easy to use menu system.
I’m not the only one who finds this feature cool… -Card Mounted Finger Joystick • We particularly like the Cobalt feature that provides control of the cards via onboard switch settings or through Cobalt’s DashBoard software. – We use DashBoard to control all parameters of the various Cobalt products we use in our larger systems. • The DashBoard software is easy to operate as it’s very intuitive.
End-User’s Benefits (2) Advanced Control Common Software
First: Install Optional Ethernet base Frame Controller MFC-8320-N Optional Ethernet based Frame Controller -For remote setup, monitoring, and control -IP address stored on the frame -Slot naming direct to the frame Also provides; -Fan control -Power monitoring -Ethernet connectivity Future proofed 10/100 Mbit Ethernet control
The MFC-8320-N brings Ethernet connectivity to the frame infrastructure.
Navigation Parameter Control Device Alarms Frame Alarms Device Control windows Save & recall layouts Software Upgrade
DB-View Plug-in (Advanced Tree Option) For compiling user folders Custom/System Views Absolute necessary in larger installations Plug ins allow end users to customize control and monitoring System Level Alarming Custom device labeling
Additional functionality DataSafe (new feature) -All card parameters in the frame are stored on the network card -DataSafe enables you to load and store card parameters to from a single file, copy parameters from one card to a another card or even a group of cards via DashBoard. -This allows you to update a subset of devices instead of the entire connected view.
The power of DashBoard: Multiple vendors same look and feel
Best of all: Your preference • You choose which OS you want to use – (its Java based and FREE); Can you say the same for the others?
End-User’s Benefits Room Open for Competitive Features (3) Specialty remote panels for function specific needs
Cobalt OGCP-9000 Remote control panels Just type in the value you want, and press enter. OGCP-9000 The Audio Loudness Meter software (OPT-SW-LM) -ATSC A/85 and ITU BS.1770 compliant OGCP-9000/SW-LM -audio level and LKFS assessment information. Used with 9084 RGB Color Corrector card (offset, gain and gamma) OGCP-9000/CC with YCbCr proc controls and frame synchronizer.
End-User Testimonials – “While the OGCP-9000 offers ease of use along with convenience, the DashBoard™ app is very empowering. – The status of any aspect of any card is only a mouse click away...
Dual functionality during upgrade End-User Testimonials • "One of the more recent challenges we faced was a fasttrack program for upgrading two studios to high-definition operations in connection with the production of the Colbert Report and the Daily Show. Both shows had to stay in production in SD during the HD upgrade. – [...
Loudness control • Allowing broadcasters to manage loudness, – providing their viewers with the highest level of audio quality, and avoiding the annoying extremes of loudness currently experienced. – The combination of Cobalt’s 9000 series cards for openGear™ and the Linear Acoustic AeroMAX™ technology provides a high quality, price competitive solution in rack frame format. – Options available are processing on six to eight channels comprising 5.
Color Corrector 9084 • The 9084 is a full RGB Corrector (offset, gain and gamma) with YCbCr proc controls and frame synchronizer. It can process HD/SD SDI signals in all formats. Color correction can be applied to entire frame or a sub region, and there is on-card storage of 16 presets. – First units are to be shipped to NEP Super Shooters for use in their television production trucks, providing color correction for the POV (point of view) cameras.
Simple Selector panels • MRP-8120 Used with Ross DSS-8224 Multi-Definition Dual 2x1 or 4x2 HD / SD SDI Switch A convenient and economical solution for systems requiring switching of up to 4 input video sources, SDI and / or HD SDI, to 1 or 2 outputs.
Reprogrammable modular cards • “One Price, One Platform, More Choices” – – • The program lowers the cost of all Algogear applications to one simple price of $5995.00 USD.
Choices and a selection of Award Winning Products
UDC-8225A MD-SDI Universal Up / Down / Cross Format Converter • Features – Converts between all common standard-definition (270Mb/s) and high-definition (1.
9061 Up/Down/Cross converter • • The 9061 card is an up/down/cross converter with analog/SDI input, audio embedding/disembedding, frame sync, with timecode and closed captioning support. The 9061features: – – – 12-bit conversion and provides AFD functions, along with standard video signal processing controls, such as • • • • • • Other features include – – • white level, black level, color gain and phase, audio routing, and frame sync.
MDK-111A-M HD / SD Mixer / Keyer with Internal Logo Insertion • Four keyers with simultaneous background mixing, external keying, three internal animated logo keys, fade to black – with preview.
9035 Analog to Digital Converter • The 9035 is a HD/SD analog-to-digital converter with – 12-bit conversion bit depth that provides an HD/SD-SDI input, analog and digital audio inputs, audio embedding/de-embedding, frame sync, and user audio/video level controls. – The 9035 includes full proc control, full audio routing and frame sync controls, and AFD code insertion--all with user memory. – Frame sync can be used to delay video or audio-video offset for lip-sync alignment.
Wohler Open Gear Captions Multi-Purpose Closed Caption Inserter, Decoder, and Transcoder Card • HDCC-200 Dual-channel HD/SD-SDI data insertion and extraction. – Provides a variety of useful captioning tools. • One card can be configured and reconfigured as needed to convert captioning from SD to HD formats and back, insert two generated or stored captioning data streams into two programs, or extract captioning data from two SDI signals.
Special purpose cards Examples
More and more broadcast tools are becoming modular. • The days of discrete chassis assemblies designed for single duties are all but gone. – Although the modular trend is not new, it seems that manufacturers are pushing the feature sets to almost extreme levels. – Saves in RU real estate by Joey Gill Joey Gill is chief engineer at television station WPSD in Paducah, Ky.
8-VSB & ASI Receiver/Decoder • AG-3801 8-VSB/ASI to ASI/SDI Receiver/Decoder Card – Receive ATSC broadcast signals and output those signals via ASI and SD/HDSDI. • AG-3802 ASI to ASI/SDI Receiver/Decoder Card – Enables providers to receive an ASI signal and output that signal via ASI and SD/HD-SDI. • AG-3803 8-VSB/ASI to ASI/Composite Receiver / Decoder Card – Enables providers to receive ATSC broadcast signals and output those signals via ASI and Composite Video.
• ASI-310 Converter – • CMI-100 Constant Metadata Inserter – • analyzes an MPEG-2 Transport Stream for compliance with standards and recommended practices, including ATSC A/78, TR 101 290, and SCTE-142. VAC-100 VANC Inserter – • analyzes an MPEG-2 Transport Stream to identify occurrences of selected components.
Delay for live event French translation • VLD-1002-MD was also used to delay audio for TQS Extreme Fighting program. – The VLD was used to delay the audio and video by 10 seconds to allow live audio translation to French, to accommodate their French language viewers.
Profanity Delay System PDS-1001-MD • Great for eliminating “wardrobe” malfunctions and unexpected obscenities before content goes on‐air, with simple push of a button.
Algogear Color Temperature Converter • Most cost effective way to control the color temperature of “onset” TV screens and computer monitors – – – – – – – – – Converts TV/monitor images from a specific color temperature to another Provides true to life colors by correcting images for a wide range of color temperatures High density solution with 4 separate channels/card – significant cost savings Allows user to control and calibrate the output of the TV • Input control: color temperature of original image
Algogear Signal Conformity Monitor • An indispensible tool for quick visual display of image degradation – Detection of image discrepancies following transport and/or processes – Quick visual representation of image discrepancies – Built-in Video Delay to time images for precise comparison (up to 10 seconds delay) – Normal split mode or difference on left (or right) – Gain of 16 when in diff mode – Test pattern generator on channel 1A and 2A (75% or 100% color bar) – Mirror left, mirror right, wipe mode –
Algogear Video Quad Split • Cost-effective video quad split with flexible metadata views – – – – – – – – 4 inputs, 4 outputs Supports Under Monitor Display text Time Code Overlay Support Closed Captioning decoding and overlay on screen Audio and metadata passthrough Quad split view, Dual split view (side by side or PIP) 4x4 matrix switching on output BNCs Supports any progressive or interlaced video formats up to 1080i @ 74.
MVN-MX260 Media Gateway (MVN-MX260/BAS) • Enabling transmission of real-time video over IP networks. – Provides operators with a powerful, cost effective solution for processing or format converting DVB transport streams. • Output a single transport stream over any ASI or IP output port. – The flexible design allows up to an additional 5 transports streams to be processed on each module.
MVN-MX260 Media Gateway (MVN-MX260/BAS) • Licensable Options – – – – Additional Transport Stream output (MVN-MX260/TS) Enables second GbE port (MVN-MX260/GBE) FEC per output transport stream (MVN-MX260/FEC)* PID or service level filtering per output stream (MVNMX260/FILTER)* – Multiplexing per output transport stream (MVNMX260/MUX)* – SPTS splitting for 64 services (MVN-MX260/SPLIT)*
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New partner @ NAB 2010 • EEG Booth SL 9120
Booth #N3807 • The platform now offers a 21 slot frame with free Ethernet for setup and configuration. – An optional high end controller is available for more complex networking requirements that include DataSafeTM, which auto re-configures cards when they are hot-swapped in the frame. – DashBoard 3.0 for Windows, MAC and Linux offers new features to simplify the setup and maintenance of larger systems with multiple card upgrades.
Booth #N3807 • Ross Video will offer an expanded range of 3Gb/s products. – Optical to electrical and electrical to optical with ultra high density offering up to 40 conversions in 2RU, – Full spectrum optical splitters (1x2, 1x4 and 1x8), – Optical CWDM MUX / DMX configurable in groups (4, 8, 12 and 16) allowing up to 16 full bandwidth 3Gb/s SDI signals onto a single fiber, and – Optical DA / regenerator that re-launches the optical output at -7db extending system link budgets.
Booth #N3807 • Ross Video Pre-NAB – Clean Quiet Switch • Software driver for external router to provide a seamless router switch – Web Configuration Tool • Pre-configure Frame for design requirements – 3G capable 16 channel audio MUX/DMX • With comprehensive proc functions to correct issues at ingest offering invert, sum, swap, shuffle, gain, and sample rate conversion all available with analog, digital and optical I/O.
Booth #N3807 • Ross Video Pre-NAB – the QSP-8229 Quad Split Processor offering looping inputs, quadrant bordering, UMD and tally support for monitoring up to 4 signals on a single display; – the VEA-8707A, an Analog Equalizing and Clamping DA with looping input – Master Sync Pulse Generator SPG-8260 which can free-run or be locked to house reference and is equipped with 4 pairs of outputs configurable as Composite Black, Tri-Level, Word Clock or AES all with independent timing.
Sneak Preview Cobalt Booth #N2830 • Fusion-3G™ 9900 Series UDX Up/Down/Cross Converter – The Cobalt Fusion-3G™ UDX conversion card provides world class conversions, supporting 3G/HD/SD SDI, fiber, and analog video inputs as well as AES and analog audio inputs. • Fusion-3G™ 9900 Series LINK3G – The Cobalt Fusion-3G™ LINK3G provides high-density conversion between dual link (SMPTE 372M) to single link (SMPTE 425M Level B), in the openGear™ frame.
Sneak Preview Cobalt Booth #N2830 • Fusion-3G™ 9900 Series SBS3D – The Cobalt Fusion-3G™ SBS3D combines dual discrete stereoscopic SDI feeds into a single SDI signal, in either a sideby-side or checkerboard pattern. Fusion-3G™ 9900 Series LINK3G • Loudness Processing – Featuring Linear Acoustic AEROMAX™ technology, Cobalt's complete audio solution offers both 5.1-channel and stereo loudness processors using inputs from any source received by the card, or any mixing setting produced by the card.
Credits • Special thanks – Eric Goodmurphy, Product Manager Ross Video – Ian Caldwell, Ward-Beck – Chris Shaw, VP of Sales, Cobalt Digital
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Additional Frame Accessories Rear frame support bracket • To help reduce mechanical stress due to cable weight, – a rear frame support bracket (FSB-8310) is available for the DFR-8310 series frames. – The rear support bracket (FSB-8320) is for the DFR-8321 series frames.
Card Retaining Bracket Additional Frame Accessories • For mobile installations, the CRB-8310 Card Retaining Bracket can be added. – This bracket holds all modules firmly in place, eliminating module slippage during frame transport.
OGCP-9000 remote control panel • Communication with the openGear™ frame occurs – over an optimized high-speed openGear™ Ethernet control protocol, • allowing lightning-fast access. – The OGCP-9000 offers instantaneous, real-time adjustments, • so operators can manipulate on-air signals with confidence and precision. Just type in the value you want, and press enter.
OGCP-9000 remote control panel The OGCP-9000 has a simple keypad layout on its front left side, along with USB connectivity, and eight active displays (on two screens) with eight scroll/action knobs associated with each LCD screen located on the mid-right section of the front panel.
Open Minds brings great complicity • The 9305 card is an embedded audio delay processor, and includes an optional audio up-mixer. – Features include HD/SD-SDI input deembedding of all audio data, – independent delay of each channel, and – re-embedding of processed audio data. – The optional upmixer software features Linear Acoustic technology to provide a stereo signal that’s representative of the 5.1 surround signal.
Audio Upmixer Software OPT-SW-UM • The 5.1 upmixer can always generate a 5.1 feed from a stereo pair, or be set to look at signal levels on designated channels. Where valid 5.1 audio is present, the 5.1 upmixer allows the channels to pass unaffected. Where 5.1 audio is not present, the 5.1 upmixer then automatically generates and routes the 5.1 audio on the designated channels.
OPT-SW-LM Audio Loudness Meter Software • The Audio Loudness Meter software (OPT-SW-LM) provides a flexible, comprehensive solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering and assessment. – With true peak level detection, error tracking and logging, and intuitive interface with touch screen control, Cobalt's Audio Loudness Meter ensures thorough audio level and LKFS assessment information. – The option is ATSC A/85 and ITU BS.1770 compliant.
OPT-SW-LM Audio Loudness Meter Software
Color corrector & Dedicated Panel • The 9084 card is an HD/SD-SDI RGB color corrector with YCbCr video proc and frame sync controls. – The RGB processing provides full offset, gain and gamma adjustments, and the YCbCr proc controls provide lift, gain, saturation, phase, white clip (hard and soft), black clip and color saturation clip. A full-featured frame sync provides compatible reference matching with only three lines of delay, and it can be bypassed for operation in synchronous environments.
AG-3801 8-VSB/ASI to ASI/SDI Receiver/Decoder Card • Receive ATSC broadcast signals and output those signals via ASI and SD/HD-SDI. – Switchable SD/HD-SDI Outputs • Transition from SD to HD sources without changing hardware. – Manual or AFD Triggered Downconversion • Fix the output format to the preferred center-cut, letterbox, or anamorphic modes. Or, switch formats on the fly with support for the Active Format Descriptor (AFD).
AG-3802 ASI to ASI/SDI Receiver/Decoder Card – Enables providers to receive an ASI signal and output that signal via ASI and SD/HD-SDI. – Multi-Format SD/HD MPEG2 & H.264 Decoder • Future proof off-air turn around applications with multi-format support on one card. – Switchable SD/HD-SDI Outputs • Transition from SD to HD sources without changing hardware. – Manual or AFD Triggered Downconversion • Fix the output format to the preferred center-cut, letterbox, or anamorphic modes.
AG-3803 8-VSB/ASI to ASI/Composite Receiver / Decoder Card – Enables providers to receive ATSC broadcast signals and output those signals via ASI and Composite Video. – Multi-Format SD/HD MPEG2 & H.264 Decoder • Future proof off-air turn around applications with multi-format support on one card. – Composite Video Output • Output Composite Video with the re-created NTSC VANC data (closed captions, XDS [from 608 data or from PSIP tables] and AMOL/Gemstar [SCTE 127]).