A new version of the BrightEye NXT line of compact routers from Ensemble Designs will be making its IBC debut, adding up/down/cross conversion to the feature set.
David Wood, Ensemble Designs CEO and chief design engineer, said the BrightEye NXT 430-X offers glitch-free conversion to a common production format, routed to HDMI and SDI destinations.
“SD sources can now be up-converted to HD as part of the routing process, as well as cross-converting from one HD format to another,” he explained. “Just select an output format and route whatever SMPTE broadcast resolution source you have to that destination.”
Like other BrightEye NXT routers, the NXT 430-X features direct cuts, dissolves, router salvos, and clean and quiet switching of HDMI and SDI sources.
The unit, around the size of a paperback book, offers audio level and channel assignment on an input by input basis, a full motion LCD display for switching and a built-in web server for control and set up with any browser-enabled device.