Microservices company nxtedition is deploying its consolidated production and playout platform in the public cloud.
nxtlcloud also provides new and existing on-prem clients with a hybrid cloud solution for disaster recovery.
Previously, playout in nxtedition utilised the switching, layering and real-time rendering power of CasparCG to achieve high production values using COTS hardware, said the company.
For the new version nxtedition has developed a fully containerised, Linux version of CasparCG, providing the same playout functionality and flexibility as a scalable, elastic and secure microservice in the cloud.
“With nxtlcloud we can offer an identical experience in the cloud: the same quality, the same functionality, the same user experience, the same responsiveness,” said Adam Leah, creative director at nxtedition.
“That includes sophisticated added-value features like localisation: we can, for example, take in a single live sports feed over SRT and split into, say, eight identical CasparCG channels, but sending each channel a separate commentary audio and graphics feed in different languages – all driven by the timestamped metadata authoring and the layering in nxtedition.
He added: “Private cloud on premise is the pragmatic choice for most broadcasters when it comes to production. But while that gives them control over their content, it also gives them a concern over disaster recovery. A widespread power failure, for example, could take them off air.”