R&S VENICE 4K, which had its premiere at NAB in Las Vegas, helps TV studios establish file-based studio production workflows in 4K that resemble HD workflows in their simplicity. R&S VENICE 4K allows direct recording in 4K without any time-consuming stitching processes. As the ingest and production server offers parallel generation of both 4K and HD content, it facilitates production until content is broadcast entirely in 4K. Moreover, R&S VENICE 4K supports a large variety of codecs including XAVC. This way, TV studios experience greater production output as they can adjust their workflows flexibly to the given circumstances, while at the same time being fully prepared to meet future production requirements. By the end of 2015 R&S VENICE 4K will also be available in a space-saving 2U chassis.
The entire feature set of R&S VENICE is suited even better to studio production. The VENICE View software is based on streaming technologies and provides multi-viewer functionality, without the need for additional HD-SDI cabling, delivering a comprehensive overview of all ingest, playout and transcoding channels. The R&S VENICE Play GUI further enhances ease of use especially for studio playout. It offers quick access to all key functions even in hectic production scenarios such as during live shows and news broadcasts. Thanks to its clear and simultaneous display of multiple channels, operators can keep a parallel overview of channels for primary playout in an A/B layout as well as auxiliary channels for secondary playout – they can also control them reliably even under frantic live situations. As the usable VENICE channels are recognized automatically within the network, configuration is made easy and straightforward even under ever-changing production conditions.
With its channel-grouping feature targeted at multi-camera production, R&S VENICE offers parallel recording as well as frame-accurate starting and playout of up to four camera streams per system. Moreover, several R&S VENICE ingest and production servers can be combined with each other to increase the number of channels to suit requirements.
Timo Klages, Product Manager Broadcast Solutions at Rohde & Schwarz DVS, said, "With our ingest and production server we are supporting broadcasters in establishing future-ready workflows. VENICE 4K makes studio production in 4K possible—while at the same time maintaining proven and efficient workflows."