Evertz has opened a new training centre in Munich, Germany aimed at offering broadcasters and content creators training on its DreamCatcher suite of live production tools.
The suite is a software-based system that provides flexibility in mezzanine codecs, including MPEG-2 i-Frame, JPEG 2000, XAVC, and JPEG XS. External Interfaces can be SDI (up to 12G/UHD) or IP (SMPTE ST 2110 or compressed over MPEG-2 transport stream).
Located in Munich’s SpaceNet Building, the DreamCatcher Training Centre also has connectivity to perform full remote production workflow-based demonstrations of Evertz’s XPS RealTime UHD/3G/HD Streaming Platform and BRAVO Studio platforms.
XPS is the company’s next-generation UHD/3G/HD streaming platform that uses SRT, RIST and Zixi for contribution over IP networks with ultra-low latency. It is a software-defined HEVC and H.264 real-time encoding/decoding platform which Evertz says is ideal for live or cloud-based applications where secure, high quality and low-latency is essential. This enables users to send broadcast-quality video feeds over public internet from a venue to the facility in Munich, while also having the DreamCatcher output streamed back to the venue via SRT, or have the video feed published directly to social media via RTMPS.
The DreamCatcher operational interface can be accessed via a VPN connection over the internet with the correct technology.
“While DCTC Munich operates DreamCatcher hardware on-premises, Evertz has deployed similar workflows for fully virtualised remote production in the cloud,” says Mo Goyal, senior director, International Business Development, Live Media Production, for Evertz. “Being able to access BRAVO Studio remotely and integrate its full feature set on-scale is a real game-changer for how live content production can be done today, but also a great tool for our European customers to learn how DreamCatcher and BRAVO can be used in a traditional way.”