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Osprey Video to introduce Raptor I/O family at NAB Show 2018

At the 2018 NAB Show, Osprey Video will introduce the Raptor I/O family, the newest generation of Osprey’s PCIe cards. Raptor will provide a wide array of solutions ranging from 3G-SDI to single-link 12G-SDI cards that have one to eight inputs and HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 cards in single- and multi-input configurations. This allows the user to ingest video from SD to 4K UHD / DCI, depending upon the card series selected. Each SDI input will support 16 embedded SDI audio channels, while the HDMI series will support eight channels per input.
As with earlier Osprey offerings, the Raptor SDI cards will offer configurable loop-outs. In a new feature for Osprey, many of the multi-input SDI cards will offer bidirectional I/O ports, allowing each port to be used as either input or output. Analog black burst or HD tri-level reference connection are also added to it.
Raptor cards are supported by a unified driver that works across all Raptor series cards. Support is included for DirectShow, Windows Media Foundation, Medialooks, and NewTek NDI (Windows), as well as Linux V4L2 and Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.
At the 2018 NAB Show, Osprey Video will display its hardware encoder line, which features the Talon G2 encoder. Designed for A/V professionals and broadcasters looking for end-to-end video-streaming tools for professional workflows, the Talon G2 ingests video from multiple formats, encodes it to H.264, and delivers it over IP. One of the Talon G2’s most distinctive characteristics is its front-facing LCD touchscreen, which offers one-touch streaming control. Once the streaming profiles are set up on the back end, a process that can be done remotely if needed, any user can start or stop encoding operations at the touch of a button. Furthermore, the screen displays continuous feedback on the status of all encoders, so users always know which ones are active versus idle.
The encoders continue to mature with the addition of new models, new features, and new and tighter integrations with some of the industry’s leading streaming platforms. Such integrations, a key focus for Osprey Video this year, reduce complexity for the user by creating streaming solutions for multiple applications in numerous industries. Both the Talon G2 and Talon G1 integrate with the Wowza Streaming Cloud service, Facebook Live, and IBM Cloud Video.
Also on display at the 2018 NAB Show will be the Talon G2 decoder, which includes features such as multiple picture-in-picture options, SDI and HDMI outputs, touch display for easy configuration, and closed-caption support. The Talon G2 decoder’s rich feature set makes it the perfect point-to-point solution for multisite streaming applications.

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