Cobalt Digital Targets Need For Multiple Video Feeds

The 9905-MPx card is a scaler/frame openGear synchronizer developed in response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths.

Cobalt Digital’s 9905-MPx is an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals. It is capable of handling up to four independent 3G signals and includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers that are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to/from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

The multi-path design offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding/routing/mixing/de-embedding to any of the four processing paths. Standard 3D LUT features and available color correction accommodate SDR and HDR processing for downstream HDR systems, on a per-channel basis. The card also supports per-channel logo insertion, as well as ancillary data insertion/extraction.

“Sports and studios typically have multiple cameras that are switched/selected by the director for broadcasting,” explained Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing. “All these signals have the same processing requirements: they may need to be color-corrected, frame-synchronized, and, if HDR is in use, they may need to be format converted by using one of many custom 3D-LUTs. In such situations, high density without compromising quality is key. This is especially true for broadcast trucks that go to sports venues, where space and power are at a premium.

“The 9905-MPx is ideal for such applications. It includes all the necessary functions without any quality compromises. Every channel gets best-of-class processing without compromise and without channel-to-channel dependency. Moreover, the openGear form factor allows for channels to be added as needed. Customers can add processing to existing chassis or build a high-density video processing solution by filling a chassis with multiple 9905-MPx cards. These features make the 9905-MPx perfect for any multi-signal environment.” 

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