Axon Digital Design has introduced its first JPEG2000-enabled broadcast product. The HLD100 is an HD version of its existing SLD100, and is the direct result of its partnership with JPEG2000 compression specialist, intoPIX.
Axon has also launched a long time SD-SDI uncompressed baseband video delay, the SLD200, with two discrete output delays. It includes +1 and +2 hour film channel, time zone compensation and Clip Server applications. The two individual output format engines of the SLD200 enable separate outputs with different delays (such as +1 Hour and 2 Hour). The JPEG2000 enabled HLD100 module can store and delay up to two hours of HD material including all blanking as RAW data.
The SLD100, SLD200 and HLD100 all use solid-state disks, making them extremely robust and reliable with very low maintenance requirements. When compared to rival server-based solutions, they are claimed to have a lower environmental impact. The power consumption of this dual-slot device is approximately 35W - a ten-fold energy saving over comparable server based unit, which generates cost savings through decreased energy consumption and air conditioning requirements.
The hardware within the units is fully 3Gbps SDI capable, for later planned migration to HD and 3Gbps workflows.
Axon initially presented the new platform at NAB2012, with its Synapse Video Delay card for SD resolution. “The unique JPEG2000 compression IP from intoPIX has enabled Axon to enhance this Video Delay functionality for HD resolution,” said Rafael Peset Llopis, Axon’s Vice President of Research & Development.