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Video Clarity to launch new RTM Manager with automated File QoE

At the 2018 NAB Show, Video Clarity will launch the new RTM Manager with automated file QoE, a new configuration of its RTM real-time audio and video monitoring solution. Many files get passed into distribution that either cause a loss of video quality or have audio problems that file-checking routines are sometimes not equipped to catch. RTM Manager with file QoE applies an automated file-testing routine for VOD or OTT file-encoding workflows for users that need an added layer of video and audio quality measurement, with a threshold for recording low-quality events in the baseband domain.

Built for post-production and file delivery centers that handle all kinds of content — such as for broadcast, cable, IPTV, and OTT program delivery — this new RTM solution’s automated measurement process tests HD and SD video faster than real time to accelerate the test time per file of both long- and short-form programming, then presents results and errors for review. The RTM Manager browser interface gives users easy access for setup and testing feedback, while the ability to automatically test multiple files in a series limits the amount of necessary human intervention.

On display at the 2018 NAB Show will be Video Clarity’s Venue Player IP, a new version of the company’s video server that automatically plays multiple uncompressed segments of content to multiple screens in precise timing and sequence. With the advent of interfaces for uncompressed video on Ethernet, what was previously an SDI player/recorder or DisplayPort player is now optionally available with a 10G Ethernet interface. The new version applies recently developed and standardised media flows for playing video and audio according to SMPTE ST 2110.

With Venue Player IP, video engineers in places such as sports stadiums, exhibit centers, live-show venues, and theme parks can build a media distribution network with IP and then control it over the same network, effectively eliminating the dedicated, point-to-point video and audio distribution networks of the past. Having the flexibility to use fiber rather than coaxial content-distribution methods with application, source, and control modification functions over Ethernet helps venues meet the demand for transporting video with ever-higher quality and resolution to ever-larger screens. Facilities benefit from being able to implement standardized infrastructure with Ethernet and apply uncompressed video routing of real-time uncompressed video signals — a capability that has only just now become available.

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