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Corvid I/O power for 8K colour and finishing system

Two exhibitors will take advantage of new I/O technology to bring 8K post into real-world workflows.

Two exhibitors will take advantage of new I/O technology to bring 8K post into real-world workflows.

Quantel is adopting AJA Corvid 88 as the video I/O platform for its Pablo Rio 8K colour correction and finishing system. The system includes four Corvid 88 cards and also makes use of three Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU accelerators, with two GPUs per board, for realtime 8K 60p processing.

Quantel claimed its new Pablo Rio system would make 8K 60p post production practical, moving 8K out from the laboratory into real-world production.

The 8K system, which will ship this year, was developed by Quantel in collaboration with Japan’s national broadcaster and 8K advocate, NHK.

Corvid 88 is designed for development partner applications that require multiple simultaneous input and output streams. Each of Corvid 88’s eight 3G-SDI connections can be set programmatically as either an input or output and each can support a different video format, provided all formats use the same clock timing. This allows for flexibility in applications where high-density I/O is required. Connections can also be linked together to support Dual Link or 4K/UltraHD formats and higher. Corvid 88 can power a single or multiple slot solution, available in either low-profile or full-height PCI form factors.

Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems, said: “Quantel is one of the earliest adopters of our Corvid 88 solution, and also one of the first manufacturers to support broadcasters with a finishing solution for 8K workflow. Corvid 88 is truly a performance powerhouse with the ability to independently ingest or playout various raster sizes suitable for a wide array of applications from 8K post to hundreds of channels of playout.”

Corvid 88 is available to AJA Developer Partners, as well as a standalone solution through AJA’s worldwide network of resellers.