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Low delay HEVC leads the way for UHD

Highlighted on the company’s stand is new UHD encoding/decoding hardware, part of a range of video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming high-quality video.

Appear said the hardware combines ultra-high density – up to 12 UHD HEVC encodes per 1RU – with high video quality. A variety of input/output options is available, including traditional SDI up to 12G SDI and SDI over IP (SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110). For low delay contribution applications, the module has a 4:2:2 10-bit mode with ultra-low latency, delivering UHD in less than 150ms glass-to-glass.

Complementing the video engine is an audio engine delivering up to 32 stereo audio channels in all common audio codecs and channel configurations.

Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear, said: “[This] hardware platform provides the newest option for low delay HEVC contribution and distribution with the opportunity to be in accordance with today’s audio industry standards.”