CHALLENGE: Create the world's first all-IP, UHD OB fleet.
SOLUTION: Grass Valley and Arena, with technology partner Cisco, designed a network topology using a spine and leaf configuration, based around a 2.88 Tb/s Nexus switch.
BENEFITS: OBX is completely flexible, format-wise, and can be configured for 4K UHD, 3G, HD, even SD, without the need to re-cable.
Lighter payload compared with Quad-SDI solutions, and equipment can be distributed more evenly around the OB truck (unlike a conventional SDI router).
HDR and the Broadcast Environment: Better Pixels Create Better Content Whitepaper by Chris Merrill, Product Marketing & Klaus Weber, Principal, Camera Solutions and Technology, (GVB-1-0661B-EN-WP) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Feb 28 2019 HDR is generally recognized as the next big thing in content delivery with an immediate perceivable benefit for the consumer. The ability to produce HDR content in HD removes the significant bandwidth requirements needed for HDR in 4K UHD and can be more quickly deployed.
HDR is shaping up to be the next major advancement in the viewing experience, with consumers praising the image improvements and broadcasters working to find the best options for delivery. Grass Valley's HDR solutions allow its customers to choose the best approach for their specific production needs today, whether that be HD, 4K UHD or both, plus an easy upgrade path for tomorrow's demands with GV-eLicenses as production requirements change.
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