Orad introducing HDVG4 video graphics platform
NAB 2013 will find Orad debuting its next generation video graphics platform, HDVG4. Powered by a 64-bt operating system and a native 64-bit rendering engine, the HDVG4 platform has been devised to offer broadcasters ‘unrivalled graphics and video capabilities’.
In addition to supporting all HD and SD formats, HDVG4 offers native support for 3G/1080p signals, with flexible, multiple video output configurations.
“HDVG4 sets new standards in terms of real-time graphics performance and capabilities,” comments Avi Sharir, president and CEO of Orad. “The HDVG4 is a flexible platform that supports Orad’s entire range of real-time graphics solutions. For example, the HDVG4 could be configured for up to eight 1080p outputs or up to 16 1080i outputs. This is an ideal set-up for video wall presentations, generating an extremely high resolution image from a single box.
“HDVG4 is the third generation of our rendering platform. During the extensive, three-year R&D period, we paid a lot of attention to our customer’s requirements and addressed them in the design. One such request was to address the growing need to support IP-based workflows. Therefore, in addition to supporting standard SDI signal, we designed the HDVG4 to produce an IP stream output that could be distributed to websites, tablets and other devices.”
Another major feature of the HDVG4 is its multi-channel output configuration. For example, a single HDVG4 box can generate 4K signal as well as HD 1080i, SD and IP stream output, automatically taking into account the different aspect ratios and formats.
Based on a new design of Orad’s I/O board, the HDVG4 can handle up to 16 live HD video inputs, retaining a constant two-frame delay regardless of the number of video inputs used. The HDVG4’s built-in clip store facilitates multiple video clips playback, supporting all commonly used video codecs.