Bridge Technologies Integrates SR Live Metadata Into VB440

Bridge Technologies has announced the integration of a new functionality to the VB440 that provides the ability to monitor and display SR Live Metadata directly within the VB440’s GUI.

The VB440’s inclusion of this monitoring ability currently represents a new and the latest third-party hardware able to accommodate and monitor using Sony’s SR Live for HDR technology in the context of both live and post-production broadcast.

This addition is very much in line with the raft of developments that have been made to the VB440 over the past two years. Bridge’s leading production-based IP probe has seen a host of expansions which have led to its development as an increasingly holistic tool that serves creatives, producers, technicians and broadcast executives alike, in a range of production contexts. The addition of SR Live Metadata capabilities represents yet one more expansion to the multitude of tools, standards and formats which the VB440 can not only monitor, but turn into meaningful and usable data for creatives to use on-the-fly in remote and live production settings.

Concerned as they are with simultaneous HDR and SDR delivery, the SR Live Metadata is perfectly aligned with the VB440’s increasing focus on facilitating dual HDR/SDR production. SR Live Metadata can be embedded in SDI signals, MXF files, and IP networks, and by combining with compatible products, it is possible to simplify operations and prevent setting mistakes during conversion. Thus, the purpose of SR Live Metadata within the VB440 is to register the creative decisions and adjustments from the cameras during production, from which the data can then be checked to ensure that the quality of signals and packet behaviours across the broadcast chain - from the initial camera output, all the way along the chain through switches, encoders and other network components - matches that which was originally defined by camera shaders at the point of production. Providing this initial point of reference in relation to SR Live Metadata direct from cameras on the network makes the identification of potential issues further down the chain clearer, easier and more efficient.

The focus of Bridge Technologies is to support Sony’s SR Live for HDR technology to push the boundaries of HDR production. The technology pursues the ability to do more with less, using single production crews to deliver outputs which can be flexibly distributed according to a range of standards and needs. This sits at the heart of the VB440’s mission statement, which is to eliminate the need for complex (and expensive) additional rack equipment and display monitors, and instead allow for a holistic suite of production activities to be undertaken through nothing more than an HTML5 browser.

You might also like...

Information: Part 6 - Loudspeakers

Information theory can also be applied to loudspeakers, which are among the most difficult of transducers to design. Measuring the information capacity of loudspeakers is a useful tool.

Building An IP Studio: Connecting Cameras - Part 4 - Software Defined Networks

In the previous article in this series, we looked at layer-2 switching and layer-3 routing. In this article, we look at Software Defined Networks and why they are so appealing to broadcasters.

Location Shooting: What Kind Of Place Is It?

Capturing the essence of a location in a single shot or series of shots can present a range of challenges for the itinerant DOP.

Transforms: Part 8 - Aperture Effect

Here we look at some practical results of transform theory that show up in a large number of audio and visual applications.

Building An IP Studio: Connecting Cameras - Part 3 - Network Switching And Routing

In the last article in this series, we looked at SDP files and the importance they play in identifying source and destination devices. In this article, we look at why we combine layer-2 switching and layer-3 routing, and why broadcasters…