ProSiebenSat.1 Streamline Live With Hitomi

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media has purchased a MatchBox system comprising xFrame, MatchBox Generator and MatchBox Analyser 3G.

The MatchBox installation was supplied to ProSiebenSat.1 by Hitomi reseller, Vidi, based in Germany, via the systems integrator, BFE Studio und Medien Systeme.

MatchBox is a toolkit that streamlines live broadcast synchronisation. A two part solution, the MatchBox Analyser tool looks and listens for the specific Hitomi video and audio signatures produced by the hardware MatchBox Generator. The measurement performed by the analyser is just a few seconds ultimately helping to eliminate the headaches of last-minute lip-sync issues.

Hitomi Broadcast Director Russell Johnson said, “What MatchBox ultimately means is that instead of having someone tapping a mic or clapping a board in front of a camera to take subjective readings from, you have a known, verified, highly precise test pattern that in turn enables you to measure and confirm the veracity of your links before you start sending video or audio signals down them.”

Complete with an intuitive identing feature, rapid measurement of lip sync, audio coherence, audio levels, phase inversions and video timing, MatchBox is also a 4K test pattern generator.

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