NAB 2023

NAB 2023: Open Broadcast Systems Releases Features to Enhance Cloud Workflows

Open Broadcast Systems is announcing new features to enable cloud workflows at NAB 2023. This includes interlaced to progressive conversion and the Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) protocol. These features allow for easy on-ramp to the cloud, as well as allowing for broadcast-standard encoding and decoding to and from cloud applications that may be more web focused.
Interlaced to progressive conversion allows end-users to encode interlaced broadcast video sources into progressive outputs which can be ingested into web-centric cloud applications, without the need for external deinterlacing hardware. This is especially useful in 2110 deployments where there are only small numbers of existing 2110 deinterlacing products.

The CDI protocol allows for transport of uncompressed video within AWS, in a similar fashion to SDI cabling in an on-prem facility. The company’s CDI implementation is a high-performance in-house implementation, with an event-loop based design and use of single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instructions to maximise performance and channel density.

Kieran Kunhya, Founder and CEO of Open Broadcast Systems
, commented: “Our encoders and decoders are key pieces of the puzzle in moving live content to and from the cloud. However, many cloud applications need dedicated encoders and decoders to deliver the required compliance and reliability that 24/7 broadcasting requires. This is why we have added support for deinterlacing and CDI and our customers can be sure that these implementations are in line with our dedication to reliability and quality.”

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