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Video and audio splicing

By Mark Hallinger

TS Splicer has been launched at IBC2015. TS Splicer is a complete media insertion system that combines multiple-channel, frame-accurate transport stream media splicing with media storage and SCTE 35 opt-out signal decoding.

“As the momentum of broadcasters moving away from traditional distribution toward OTT and IP delivery gathers pace, so too does the inertia away from SDI toward IP-based infrastructures,” said Peter Blatchford, Starfish marketing director. “Splicing technologies have been around for a while, but were often hampered by issues with channel counts, propagation delays, and GOP boundary limitations. TS Splicer resolves those issues.”

The product runs on generic, enterprise-grade hardware and provides simultaneous splicing of more than 20 HD or SD video services on a single sever, with support for MPEG-2 and H.264 encoded media. Its frame-accurate approach to splicing preserves the quality of video input signals, said Starfish.

Audio splicing is also catered for, with the ability to splice AC-3 and MPEG-1 Layer II streams.