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Vislink redesigns live action video at IBC2015

12 September 2015
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Vislink is showcasing two new product families at IBC2015 designed to change the way people watch live events, giving broadcasters flexibility when wirelessly capturing and transmitting high quality live video.

Vislink has paired the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast-quality HD micro transmitter, HEROCast, with a dedicated wireless receive unit, PROCeiver. It’s now easier than ever for technical crews to introduce point of view camera angles from any location and transmit them live for broadcast television.

HEROCast has been developed in partnership with GoPro and is designed to work specifically with the GoPro HERO 4 and HERO 3+ product lines. Paired with Vislink’s technology, GoPro cameras can now transmit live HD video wirelessly for the first time. HEROCast is small enough to be mounted on helmets, the body, and a range of other applications, giving broadcasters’ unrivalled flexibility when capturing live sports and events.

“Vislink has a long track record of creating the industry’s smallest and lightest wireless camera transmitters. Now, with HEROCast and PROCeiver, Vislink is taking this expertise and expanding the range of points of view to enable more compelling and immersive content,” said Simon Derry, CEO at Vislink.

HEROCast has already been used to transmit perspectives at NHL Playoffs, Summer/Winter X Games and many other sporting events, giving broadcasters the tools to bring viewers closer to the action.

Vislink has made 4K wireless video transmission a reality by pairing its hardware encoder, the UltraCoder, with the new UltraDecoder, unveiled at IBC205.

The UltraCoder is a H.265 and 4K capable video compression encoder purpose built for content contribution. It’s designed to let broadcasters transmit HEVC encoded live video at half the bandwidth of H.264. The UltraCoder will be capable of encoding 4 H.265 HD channels simultaneously hence doing the job of four encoders in one product.

“By introducing an HD H.265 and UHD 4K encoder and decoder package to meet future broadcaster needs, Vislink is ensuring its global user base stays at the forefront of what’s possible with live video encoding in broadcast technology. Providing astonishing H.265 capabilities now, we are providing a future proof solution to enable the evolution to UHD without the need for new equipment,” said Simon Derry.

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