Single and Multichannel Playout Server Supports up to 2K/4K SDI Output

ProductionAirBox provides content playout for news, live broadcasts, virtual-studio screens, and video walls. Four independent players are accommodated in a single server with built in aspect ratio and resolution conversion as well as integral support of a wide variety of compressions.

PlayBox’s new ProductionAirBox provides content playout for News, Live shows, screens and video walls feeding, live production, broadcasts and other places where video/audio content have to be displayed. It is designed to meet the high reliability requirements of broadcast playout.

For live productions, any changes to the playlist during on-air session are possible. There are no locked clips. Every clip in the playlist can be trimmed or repositioned. Moreover, playout position can be changed on-the-fly with commands like next, jump or shuttle. Such changes are performed seamlessly without stopping current playout session.

One server can be configured as up to four independent players. Each player has separate playlist and playout control. All four SDI interfaces can be assigned as program or preview outputs. Single channel or multichannel user interfaces are available to streamline the operation.

The server is compatible with a vast majority of video compressions: MPEG2, HDV, DV, AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG1, etc. It supports variety of media containers: MPEG system, program, transport streams, AVI, raw DV, MXF, QuickTime, GXF, LXF.

It also supports AVC-Intra in MOV and MP4 containers, along with support for DVCPROHD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPro in MXF Containers.

Users can edit an on-air playlist, even mixing different video resolutions and formats in a single playlist. The server enables the playback of clips while they are still being captured.

ProductionAirBox supports up to 16 channels of audio playout, and up to four channels of SDI output in a single server. Users can shuttle over a playlist with up to +/- 32x speeds via a single user interface that controls all four channels.

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