Video Clarity Inc., provider of market-leading audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems, today announced the launch of ClearView Venue Player, a video server that automatically plays multiple uncompressed segments of content to multiple screens in precise timing and sequence. Video Clarity's first product in the entertainment-playback market, the ClearView Venue Player is designed for amusement and theme parks, museums, live events, staged shows, and other environments that rely on repeated, synchronized video playback for entertainment and display.
"Users in entertainment environments need an easy, reliable way to coordinate their video programs to play out on the right screens at exactly the right times," said Blake Homan, president and founder of Video Clarity. "Video Clarity has a long history of building reliable content analysis, recording, and playback systems, and now we're applying that expertise to help entertainment venues automate the highly choreographed multiscreen video-playback process. What's more, customers will get more storage and more outputs than most people would expect from such a small device. In the end, they'll have greater confidence in their video programming while also saving space and time."
Advanced synchronization software lets users program segments to play from multiple Venue Players according to specific timing and order of recall, and synchronized with devices and effects. Start-time commands are synchronized by either Network Time Protocol (NTP) or by LTC timecode. This feature allows multiple venue players to start playout at exactly the same time, a critical factor in multiscreen venues.
Users can control the ClearView Venue Player independently through Video Clarity's Venue Manager or via a simple scripting interface, allowing fast integration into existing environments.
The ClearView Venue Player supports up to eight HD-SDI outputs, two quad-SDI UHD outputs, or four HD outputs and a single UHD output -- all from a single 1-RU package. The compact unit is available with up to 12 terabytes of storage, allowing hours of playout of uncompressed YCbCr, 10-bit video and 16 channels of embedded audio per each program output.
The ClearView Venue Player will be available in November. More information about Video Clarity and its products is available at videoclarity.com.