App-based OB and studio multiviewer integration10 September 2016
One topic of discussion on-stand is the partnership between Lawo and Cobalt Digital announced earlier this year that combines Cobalt’s 9970-QS openGear multiviewer card with theWALL; Lawo’s mobile app for setting up and controlling multiviewers. The integration vastly reduces configuration and operation time when controlling the 9970 multiviewer.
Cobalt’s card for openGear frames integrates five discrete 3G/HD/SD-SDI or CVBS inputs onto a single 3G/HD/SD-SDI quint-split output. Lawo’s theWALL is a multiplatform, hardware-agnostic app that lets users configure any monitor wall, route signals, change mosaic layouts, or save and load user presets from the comfort of a touch-enabled mobile device.
It talks directly to the multiviewer hardware and enable easy access through a comprehensive GUI with drag-and-drop functionality. Anyone working in front of a monitor wall can change its layout on the fly, including altering the design of patterns and controlling parameters such as borders, colours and spaces.