8k resolution and social media drives developments from Mediaproxy

8k resolution and social media drives developments from Mediaproxy
8k resolution and social media drives developments from Mediaproxy

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Mediaproxy, a provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, has expanded the capabilities of its LogServer IP-based logging, monitoring and analysis software, to provide support for 8k HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) TSoIP (Transport Stream over IP) signals and video editing for material, on social media platforms.

In the last 12 months enhancements have been made to LogServer that have included OTT monitoring capability. It is now possible for master control room staff to scrutinise multiple OTT streams based on Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) technologies using monitor displays. This provides an efficient and comprehensive method of checking possible video outlets, which is necessary to ensure expected levels of quality and service.

Beyond OTT, the next big thing in broadcasting will be 8k resolution, with delivery involving HEVC compression and TSoIP streams. Some broadcasters are looking at 8k transmission as the next step on, from both HD and 4k. Japanese public broadcaster, NHK, which will be using the format for its coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Mediaproxy is ready for this next stage because its systems are capable of handling 8k signals by converting any input to a proxy resolution. Erik Otto, CEO, Mediaproxy, said "Our technology is able to receive an 8k source and down-convert it into something manageable. The latest version of LogServer is 8k ready and also able to handle HEVC and TSoIP encoded streams."

Connecting to social media has become a priority in TV broadcasting in recent years. To provide the same logging and compliance capabilities for this form of distribution as for linear TV and OTT, Mediaproxy has extended its social media publishing features to include advanced editing functionality. This allows operators and journalists to turn clips around for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Dailymotion, and Brightcove.

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