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Streambox adds new real-time group Annotations capabilities to Streambox Chroma product line

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Streambox adds new real-time group Annotations capabilities to Streambox Chroma product line for remote color grading, editing and collaboration

As streaming becomes a common part of post-production processes, media professionals need tools to assist in marking up video content to expedite review workflows as well as improving and enhancing collaboration with project stakeholders.

The Annotations feature in Streambox Chroma provides a flexible method for group review of video content. Multiple stakeholders can be connected to a Chroma encoder system acting as an annotations server via a web interface to work on the same project. Annotations is a valuable tool for colorists, editors, and other production staff.

Annotations is meant for live video review where one or more of the reviewers can highlight the area of interest while describing the desired changes. Initially the annotations function is comprised of drawing on-screen lines with a mouse or touchscreen on selected video frames. All the markups can be burned to the image and archived with a save screenshot feature that includes time-stamped file names.

The annotations feature works with Chroma and Chroma X systems. All reviewers log in to the same Chroma unit through a web browser network connection. Depending on the network connection speed, a viewer can choose resolution and frame rate. Other selections include clear, save, display list, burn-in, and output type.

Using a mouse or touchscreen a viewer draws a mark, object; line, or word to highlight the area for discussion. Each time a viewer does a save, a screenshot of the video frame with the markup is archived on the connected Chroma encoder system. From the archived list a viewer can see each saved image with an identification timestamp. All the archive files can be downloaded for other usage.

Remote reviewing for post-production saves considerable time and money. Providing audio commentary and taking notes is useful, but also being able to create visual cues that highlight specific areas of interest makes revisions faster and more effective.

Streambox adds Dolby Vision™ support for Chroma, Chroma X and NODE 2

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Bellevue, WA – April 3, 2019 Streambox is adding Dolby Vision™ support to Chroma and Chroma X real-time media transport systems and also to NODE 2 media player devices. Streambox Chroma and Node 2 interoperability with Dolby Vision enables new ways of working that up to now have not been possible. Now content producers gain remote review capabilities with Dolby Vision using either digital video metadata drop off from a remote location to a Dolby CMU, or HDMI tunneling directly to digital video monitors without the need for a CMU. Streambox helps to simplify workflows while reducing costs for post-production collaboration including color grading and visual effects creation.

The Streambox Chroma series of advanced performance streaming media solutions for encoding and decoding not only support HDR as a standard feature, but there are configurations to process higher quality 4:4:4 RGB/XYZ 12-bit video for Dolby Vision™ with up to 4K, DCI and UHD resolutions including 3D.

Chroma X is a software defined encoder and decoder packaged as a small form factor device made available as a Hardware as a Service (HaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. The Chroma X device is based on the same Linux software and ACT-L5 Codec as Chroma rackmount systems.

Streambox Chroma can be configured with SDI plus HDMI output even to 4K resolution, performing HDR10 metadata insertion, and now adds support for DolbyVision™ HDMI tunneling for professional applications. Both Chroma and Chroma X units can be used with third party SDI to HDMI converters for

tunneling with SDI-only units. Chroma decoding also outputs Dolby metadata over SDI to a Dolby Content Mapping Unit (CMU) for mapped views.

NODE 2 is a flexible small form factor media player device supporting ten programmable video channels for cost-effective viewing on connected high resolution screens and displays in real-time. NODE includes an HDMI output for easy connectivity. NODE also supports Dolby Vision™ Tunneling with full range RGB. NODE offers a low-cost remote viewing solution for post-production review with Dolby Vision™ including color grading.

Streambox is demonstrating the full range of Dolby Vision™ compatibility at NAB 2019 in the Marriott Residence Inn across from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

come and see for personal demo at NAB 2019

About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry leading pioneer delivering unique IP based video streaming solutions over low bandwidth connections. Streambox delivers pixel perfect media Everywhere – connecting people, companies, and organizations through sharing and collaborating on content.

Streaming digital media with picture perfect pixels from anywhere with unlimited scalability at low costs is the Streambox vision. In today’s connected media world, Streambox technology innovations are there to serve a broad base of industries and customers worldwide.


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