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Venice set for 4K performance

A 4K version of R&S Venice, the ingest and playout system aimed at live and studio productions, is on show. R&S Venice 4K features native 4K/UHD-1 acquisition, playback and transform functions.

The 4K version enables ingest, playout and transform processes for 4K/UHD-1 material up to 60p. At the same time, an HD-derivative can be generated to provide compatibility with existing
HD workflows.

The dual destination feature makes it possible to save UHD-1 signals independently and in parallel to two different storage environments, eliminating transfer times for copy processes. UHD-1 signals can be directly recorded to internal and external storage media, and the recorded material can be directly accessed.

The system supports Sony XAVC and Apple ProRes for the recording of UHD-1 signals. Regular software upgrades expand the variety of supported codecs, allowing broadcasters to design workflows and adapt them to their individual needs.

R&S Venice 4K can be controlled via VDCP, webservices (FIMS, MOS) or the R&S Venice remote client.

The R&S Venice Play software is intended for use in studio playout applications, allowing users to control multiple channels. The clear display of multiple channels in parallel makes it possible to simultaneously view channels in A/B mode and auxiliary channels and to control them, even under live conditions.

Michael Hackl, product manager, file-based media solutions, Rohde & Schwarz, said, “We are excited to open TV studios new perspectives up to 4K in studio production with our R&S Venice ingest and playout platform.

With R&S Venice 4K, broadcasters can gradually migrate their production to 4K while orienting themselves to their familiar workflows.”