Aperi Partners With Barco Silex For Native IP Live 4K Remote Production

Aperi, a provider of software-based real-time IP media processing for live production and networking, and Barco Silex, a supplier of image and video compression technology, worked together this past summer to establish a native IP live remote production for a UEFA EURO 2016 quarterfinal match. Both companies are calling it an “industry first” in terms of a true IP workflow in 4K using VC-2 HQ compression.

Both Aperi (stand #2.C27) and Barco Silex (stand #10.D31) will show parts of the system at their respective IBC 2106 exhibits stands.

Barco Silex provided the VC-2 HQ codec IP core, which was critical to the success of the 4K remote production, from the IBC Centre in Paris Porte de Versailles to the match in Bordeaux – a distance of more than 600 km (approx. 373 miles). Aperi’s IP Media Function Virtualization (MFV) platform was then used to performed all of the required functions in real-time software with low latency.

The project for one of Europe’s most significant sports events went from concept to implementation — including integration and testing — in a mere six weeks.

Barco Silex is one of many companies participating in Aperi’s App Partner Program, endorsing and writing new capabilities for Aperi’s software-based live native-IP platform and MFV platform.

Thierry Watteyne, CEO at Barco Silex, said that Aperi has succeeded in developing an open, versatile and robust software ecosystem on Aperi’s A1105 platform that allows for fast, high-quality new function integration and market deployment.”

Joop Janssen, CEO at Aperi, said The 4K/VC-2 HQ mezzanine compression solution gave an impressive visual lossless quality at 4:1 compression rates that was “critical to this project.”

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