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AVIWEST Claims Data Cost Savings with Latest HEVC Uplink

The PRO3 system for live remote production unveiled at NAB is said to boost data saving by 30 percent.

AVIWEST’s PRO3 Series is the fourth generation of the company's portable video uplink system. Onboarding a H.265/HEVC encoder, the unit “significantly improves live video remote production, offering a 30 percent saving in data costs compared with other HEVC solutions on the market,” says Samuel Fleischhacker, senior product manager. "As broadcasters aim to deliver superior-quality video content for live news and event coverage, data costs are spiraling out of control. The PRO3 Series features a next-generation encoder that is extremely powerful, significantly reducing the bitrates typically associated with broadcasting high-quality video in real time over bonded cellular and the public internet."

The uplink system features a panel of interfaces and functionalities (SDI in and out, HDMI in and out, and analog audio in), for on-the-go newsgathering, live multi-camera productions, and sports. Offering a camera-mount or backpack alternative to satellite, the PRO3 can synchronously backhaul multiple live feeds with genlock and lip sync for multicamera, remote, and at-home productions.

“With up to 12 network connections including eight 3G/4G internal modems with patented high-efficiency custom antenna arrays plus a USB 3.0 port and built-in Wi-Fi modem, the PRO3 Series makes it easy for journalists to conduct live interviews and events with flawless HEVC Advance encoding,” says Fleischhacker.

“The system's high-performance HEVC encoder achieves low bitrates and low latency, lowering cellular data consumption without compromising on video quality. Using the PRO3 Series, broadcasters have the option to record a premium-quality video file and forward it progressively to the remote receiver while recording, saving a significant amount of time in the field.”

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