Telemundo 2014: Wohler to Demo Latest Monitoring, Media Processing Product
During Telemundo 2014, Wohler will feature a variety of innovations that reflect the company’s expertise in signal management and monitoring for evolving audio and video formats, as well as its depth of experience in developing fresh, powerful IT- and IP-based solutions for highly efficient media processing in the file-based domain.
“At Telemundo 2014, we’re looking forward to showing attendees first-hand how Wohler’s monitoring and media processing solutions remove the complexity from critical tasks across the production and postproduction pipeline,” says Graciela Llamas, CSAM Regional Sales Manager at Wohler. “We’ve taken a forward-looking approach to meeting broadcasters’ evolving requirements with solutions that ensure the quality and integrity of A/V content, as well as providing output that complies with appropriate standards and regulations.”
MPEG DVB-ASI and IPTV Monitors
Wohler MPEG monitors decode and provide convenient at-a-glance monitoring of program content from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, as well as 3G/HD-SDI inputs. The MPEG video monitors identify, decode, and display in high resolution both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals (input via BNC or Ethernet) while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, PID, EIT, and NIT data (both ATSC and DVB tables) for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD-SDI with loop-through, the MPEG monitors also accommodate HDMI® video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally.
Convenient monitoring capabilities include Dolby® Digital and Digital+ decoding, as well as the capacity to decode as many as 12 audio groups. In-picture level metering of up to 16 channels of audio is provided for both average and PPM (peak) levels with selectable meter scales. Wohler will feature the MPEG-4290, a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens; the MPEG-3270, a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens; and the 2-RU MPEG-2443 with four individual 4.3-inch screens.
AMP2-E16V Series Modular Audio/Video Processing Monitor
Wohler will present its flagship AMP2-E16V audio/video processing monitor. The monitor’s feature list is the longest in the industry, yet the product is operated with one-touch simplicity. In addition to its top-quality audio system, it features simultaneous multiformat monitoring, quick program selection, instant stereo downmix, loudness monitoring, internal channel mixing including SDI re-embedding, and audio delays, plus a wide variety of meter scales and ways to view meters, video, and Dolby® or SMPTE 2020 metadata.
The AMP2-E16V offers Dolby Zoom, Dolby E line position, and CRC error monitoring, as well as automatic system configuration based upon signal inputs, 32 complete system configuration presets, a complete internal help system, and Ethernet software updates. Audio processor card options facilitate easy connection to external surround systems and easy configuration for multiple SDI, AES I/O, and analog I/O.
AMP1-16M Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Audio Monitor
Wohler’s new AMP1-16M dual-input SDI audio monitor provides high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in two 3G/HD/SD-SDI streams at an attractive price point. The 1-RU system de-embeds and provides metering and monitoring of any or all of the 16 audio channels in the selected 3G/HD/SD-SDI stream. It assures intuitive operation and clear display of levels and other critical information using bright 2.4-inch LED-backlit LCD displays, enabling one-touch monitoring and summing of any selected channel pair(s) to built-in speakers, headphones, or XLR-balanced analog outputs.
The AMP1-16M monitor features a number of convenient capabilities including remote access for setup and storage of user-defined presets via Ethernet and USB connections, along with gain adjustment/trim on individual audio channels with the ability to assign channels as left, right, or center (both) to the internal audio system and the analog outputs. It offers both pass-through of each SDI input and a reclocked output of the selected monitored SDI stream.
HDM-215 Dual Split-Screen LCD Monitor
The HDM Series dual split-screen, LED-backlit LCD displays are high-performance professional monitors that support advanced 10-bit digital processing. Ideal for news and transmission control rooms, program production, channel branding, and any environment that requires intensive monitoring, the state-of-the-art HDM Series monitors can be configured as a dual split display, a large screen with one smaller view, or as a single large display screen.
HDM Series monitors accept up to two channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI, CVBS, component, or HDMI® inputs, with waveform, vectorscope, and audio de-embedding provided for SDI. In-picture features also include metering of up to 16 channels, UMD, format display, and various markers. Facilitating high-end processing, these monitors also feature a 3D comb filter, an accurate scaling engine, de-interlacing capability, gamma correction, and color temperature adjustment.
RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform Version 8.3
The award-winning version 8.3 of the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform offers broadcasters a variety of powerful tools that boost the efficiency of file-based workflows for multiplatform media delivery. The platform enables fully compliant OTT offerings for leading formats, including MPEG-DASH, HLS, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and aids broadcasters and other content producers in meeting the array of target bit rates, resolutions, and frame rates necessary for today’s content delivery ecosystem.
A brand-new media processing engine parallelizes complex audio loudness correction alongside the video at unprecedented speeds. Along with optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K Ultra HD support, and higher bit depths of up to 16-bit YUV, the RadiantGrid platform has been enhanced with the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct video legalization option, which leverages Wohler’s unique RightHue algorithm to ensure comprehensive NTSC and PAL color compliance within the file-based domain. RadiantGrid version 8.3 also introduces a unique solution for AS-11 U.K. DPP compliance.