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Cobalt Digital Wins Three 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards Posted: 16/11/2021
Cobalt Digital Wins Three 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards

Cobalt® Digital, announced today that three of its products have received 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. Cobalt, designer and manufacturer of edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, took two spots in the Hardware Infrastructure category for its 9905-MPx audio/video processor, and its new INDIGO ST 2110 openGear-based uncompressed solution. The Company’s RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) Main Profile Security Option for its compression line was honored as a winner of IT Networking/Infrastructure and Security Technology.

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AJA Debuts BRIDGE NDI 3G Gateway Appliance for NDI SDI Conversion Posted: 27/10/2021
AJA Debuts BRIDGE NDI 3G Gateway Appliance for NDI SDI Conversion

AJA Video Systems today launched BRIDGE NDI 3G, a sleek, high-performance 1RU appliance that enables reliable, high density, and high quality conversion to/from SDI and NewTek’s NDI®video over IP protocol. The flexible, intuitive gateway device supports multi-channel 4K and HD workflows and is designed to help broadcast, production and proAV professionals move seamlessly between various platforms, protocols, and connectivity types.

Tags: IP | IP Workflows | NewTek NDI | NDI | 3G-SDI | SDI | Conversion | AJA | BRIDGE NDI 3G
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Cobalt Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear 9905 MPx Multi-Channel Processor Posted: 12/10/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear and reg; 9905 MPx Multi-Channel Processor

Cobalt® Digital, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has answered the need for handling and processing multiple video feeds with its 9905-MPx multi-channel processor. The 9905-MPx is a next-generation advanced scaler/frame openGear synchronizer developed in direct response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths. The card was highlighted during a press briefing held virtually on October 6th and hosted by Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, who noted that the 9905-MPx was developed in response to customer requests for increased density, unprecedented multi-input support, and enhanced flexibility. The event also featured presentations by Dr. Ciro Noronha, EVP of Engineering, and Ryan Wallenberg, VP of Engineering. The 9905-MPx, an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals, is capable of handling up to four independent 3G signals in a single, dense, cost-effective package that provides all common broadcast processing functions without any quality compromises. The card includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers that are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to/from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The multi-path design offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding/routing/mixing/de-embedding to any of the four processing paths. Standard 3D LUT features and available color correction accommodate SDR and HDR processing for downstream HDR systems, on a per-channel basis. The card also supports per-channel logo insertion, as well as ancillary data insertion/extraction.

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Cobalt Digital Launches INDIGO ST 2110 Series to Provide Native Processing Over IP for Full and Unique Feature Integration Posted: 11/10/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Launches INDIGO ST 2110 Series to Provide Native Processing Over IP for Full and Unique Feature Integration

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has unveiled INDIGO ST 2110, an openGear-based uncompressed solution featuring multiple 25G interfaces and 4K support. The series was introduced by Suzana Brady, SVP Worldwide sales & Marketing during a press briefing held virtually on October 6th. Joining Brady were Dr. Ciro Noronha, Cobalt Digital’s EVP Engineering, and the Company’s VP Engineering, Ryan Wallenberg.

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Cobalt Digitals 9904-UDX-4K Provided the Perfect Solution for M6s UHD HLG to UHD SDR Conversion During UEFA European Football Championship Posted: 23/09/2021
Cobalt Digitals 9904-UDX-4K Provided the Perfect Solution for M6s UHD HLG to UHD SDR Conversion During UEFA European Football Championship

Cobalt Digital’s 9904-UDX-4K Provided the Perfect Solution for M6’s UHD HLG to UHD SDR Conversion During UEFA European Football Championship

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Cobalt Exec Tapped to Share RIST Expertise at Three Virtual Industry Events Posted: 07/09/2021
Cobalt Exec Tapped to Share RIST Expertise at Three Virtual Industry Events

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has announced that Dr. Ciro Noronha, the company’s EVP of Engineering will be a presenter at a trio of virtual events throughout September that all feature information regarding RIST. These include RIST Forum’s “Stories From the Field” webinar on Thursday September 9, VSF’s Fall Meeting Series Webinar on Wednesday, September 22, and SVG’s annual TranSPORT virtual conference which returns on Thursday September 23.

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Cobalt Digital Takes its 9904-UDX Problem Solver Up Another Level Posted: 04/08/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Takes its 9904-UDX Problem Solver Up Another Level

Cobalt® Digital has announced that its award-winning next generation 9904-UDX family of openGear® advanced scaler/frame synchronizers has been enhanced with numerous features and functionalities. Referred to as the Company’s Swiss Army Knife because it solves so many issues, the 9904-UDX series of Up/Down/Cross Converter/Frame Sync/Embed/De-Embed Audio Processors now accepts 3G Level B-DL signals in addition to 3G Level A (the two main formats for 3G-SDI support), a feature already adapted into the workflow at The Foundation post-production provider. The support for Level B-DL joins a host of other capabilities incorporated into the card-based, multi-function solution.

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New Space-Saving 9926 HDMI-to-SDI 9927 SDI-to-HDMI Conversion Cards Come Complete with Built-in Frame Syncs and Loads of Features Posted: 25/06/2021
Cobalt and rsquo;s New Space-Saving 9926 HDMI-to-SDI   9927 SDI-to-HDMI Conversion Cards Come Complete with Built-in Frame Syncs and Loads of Features

Cobalt Digital has announced the addition of HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI converter cards to its openGear® family of products. The new dual and quad-channel modules come complete with built-in per-channel frame synchronizers and loads of features that maximize space and ensure greater installation integrity than throwdown devices can offer. The new 9926 series target any application requiring signal conversion from HDMI compliant devices such as computer monitors or video projectors, to broadcast quality SDI formats, while the 9927 conversely converts SDI signals to HDMI formats.

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Cobalt Digital Announces Multiple Promotions Posted: 08/06/2021
Cobalt Digital Announces Multiple Promotions

Gene Zimmerman, president of Cobalt® Digital, has announced the promotion of four key team members noting that the multiple moves are an indicator of the company’s unprecedented growth in difficult times. Cobalt is a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control.

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Secure and Reliable Streaming are the Rule at Cobalt Posted: 26/05/2021
Secure and Reliable Streaming are the Rule at Cobalt

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, has announced that its implementation of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Main Profile now includes full support for certificate-based authentication. The enhanced functionality gives users of Cobalt’s 9992 encoder/decoder family and 9990 decoder an added level of security by ensuring the identity of the remote site when transmitting content over the Internet with RIST. Cobalt is an original contributor to the RIST protocol and is also a founding partner in the openGear® initiative.

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Cobalt Adds Newly Designed One and Two Channel 3G-SDI Models to Portfolio of Reliable Distribution Amplifiers Posted: 13/05/2021
Cobalt Adds Newly Designed One and Two Channel 3G-SDI Models to Portfolio of Reliable Distribution Amplifiers

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has added more members to its family of Distribution Amplifiers. The 9910DA 3G-RCK 3G/HD/SD/ASI series of openGear cards has further expanded to include the all new 9910DA-1Q and 9910DA-2Q models that follow in the footsteps of their predecessor, the 9910DA-4Q. The addition of these models offers customers a unique configuration flexibility choice of one, two and four input channels while delivering distance performance up to 170m.

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Micro Converter 3G Models Posted: 20/11/2020
Blackmagic Design Announces New Micro Converter 3G Models

Blackmagic Design today announced a new family of Micro Converter 3G models that lets customers use HDMI equipment with professional SDI systems. These new models feature custom hardware developed by Blackmagic Design and include features previously only found on high end converters. Micro Converter 3G models include features such as 3D LUTs and more video formats than the older models they replace.

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Up, Up and Away. Dream Chip ATOM Cameras Take Viewers on David Blaine Death-Defying Balloon Stunt with Him Posted: 06/11/2020
Up, Up and Away. Dream Chip and rsquo;s ATOM Cameras Take Viewers on David Blaine and rsquo;s Death-Defying Balloon Stunt with Him

Up, Up and Away. Dream Chip’s ATOM Cameras Take Viewers on David Blaine’s Death-Defying Balloon Stunt with Him

Soaring 24,900 feet above the Arizona Desert, AVBB provides cameras that capture every breathtaking, suspense-filled moment for record-breaking live YouTube audience

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Video Assist 3G Posted: 17/07/2020
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Video Assist 3G

New affordable models of Blackmagic Video Assist add large screen monitoring, better recording codecs, scopes and focus assist tools to any camera!

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Intinor Demonstrates Unprecedented IP Contribution Capability Posted: 10/03/2020
Intinor Demonstrates Unprecedented IP Contribution Capability

Intinor, the leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over the internet, provides uniquely powerful solutions to both combine as many as eight individual video feeds, and stream them synchronously across multiple internet paths.

The Intinor solution creates a coherent video path over the public internet, using broadband (ethernet or Wifi), cellular (3G, 4G LTE or 5G) and Ka-band satellite as required to achieve the necessary bandwidth and resilience. What makes its solution unique is the use of forward error correction and ARQ (re-sending) in Intinor’s own transport protocol BRT™. This gives the transport stream very strong protection against lost packets – causing picture disruptions and freezes – while at the same time minimising latency, particularly important in sports.

“We have tackled head on the major challenge of video over the internet: the risk of lost packets,” said Roland Axelsson, CEO at Intinor. “IP is designed to get the data to the destination at all costs, however long it takes; video needs a complete new picture every 40 milliseconds. At Intinor, we have created BRT™ to virtually eliminate lost packets – and therefore picture and sound disruption – with minimal latency and minimal additional data overhead. The results are remarkable.”

The Intinor solution is primarily software, but the company offers a hardware product, Heimdall, which incorporates eight 3G or 4G modems in a 1U rack cabinet, which along with an Intinor Direkt router can multiplex up to eight camera feeds with associated audio into a single stream, which is then transmitted over multiple bonded networks for delivery to a central production base.

 

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