Versatile and Automated Four-Channel Ingest System

Playbox’s successor to existing CaptureBox, CaptureBox PRO supports up to four channels of HD/SD to be captured from digital feeds, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams.

The system supports the monitoring of four input sources on a single screen and controlled via a new streamlined user interface. Audio levels can be monitored as loudness/true-peak displays and adjusted as required.

Content ingested to CaptureBox PRO is available for playback within seconds of the start of capture. The CaptureBox PRO feature set also includes capture-list import from third-party traffic systems, support for CEA-608/708 closed-captioning and automated VTR control via RS-422 with batch-capture listing.

All four independent ingest channels are supported in a single server. Operator can schedule recordings along with automated satellite channel switching. The system supports comprehensive Metadata handling (TCI, MTD creation).

System supports adding Metadata during ingest. File splitting can be based on duration.

Audio features include optional up to 16 channels of audio recording. Loudness and True Peak audio meters are available for precise audio level fine-tuning.

System supports VTR Remote Control via RS-422 Sony protocol for automated batch capturing from tape. Operators have convenient keyboard shortcuts for common tasks including; tape cue, playback and shuttling.

Router control provides automated input channel switching when different channels have to be recorded. Batch and scheduled capturing permit video clips from various tapes to be captured in a single session, sorted by tape ID and ascending time code. Once the capture session is initiated, the only operator assistance needed will be to change tapes when prompted.

Live source content, such as satellite feeds, can be automatically captured based on a schedule with single, daily or weekly reoccurrence.

During capturing (TDIR), ingested clips can immediately edited or sent to AirBox for playout, even before the capturing process is finished. This is particularly useful for sports events or Time Delay/Instant Replay applications.

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