Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder & Monitor with Streambox Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder and Streambox HD Media Player enables media centric organization to capture & playout HDMI or HD-SDI video for a high quality video transport
SEATTLE — February 20, 2013 — Streambox, Inc. today announced a cooperation with Blackmagic Design to provide a complete low cost, end-to-end, software-based, professional quality, live HD video transport solution using a Mac OSX laptop/Mac Mini, HDMI or SDI camera, and UltraStudio Mini Recorder. The solution enables anyone in the field to become mobile by allowing users to capture and stream 1080i HD or SD video over low data-rate IP connections.
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 Streambox Hybrid HD/SD Software will encode the video and the user will have options to transmit using Streambox-exclusive, Low Delay Multi-Path technology (LDMP is a reliable protocol that facilitates high quality, low latency video over multiple IP networks). Some options 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.
Streambox also announced a low cost live video play-out 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 HD-SDI 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.
Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder is also supported by OSX version of StreamboxME Pro for low cost video encoding and newsgathering applications available as a cloud service or direct to decoder applications.
Until now, capturing high-quality video on-the-go has been limited to clunky hard-to-maneuver third party products. This solution now provides users with a high quality, low cost, complete software-based, portable solution for live HD video. Streambox Hybrid HD/SD Encoder, StreamboxME Pro and Streambox Media Player Pro with Blackmagic UltraStudio Pro are immediately available from Streambox web site.
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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com
Streambox focuses on IP-based, end-to-end video transport, newsgathering and contribution services. It delivers SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management and playout. The Streambox Live™ service supplements the Streambox platform with free encoding software and server-based services for scalable newsgathering and contribution.
Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3 AP™ codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and quality over low data rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD. The company’s platform enables broadcasters, government agencies, enterprises, and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies.
More information is available at www.streambox.com.
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