JVC and Zixi to launch groundbreaking IP-based camera workflow at IBC2014

Faster than expected by some professionals, IP-based network video has become a major issue in today’s broadcast business. Many users hesitate to apply this technology, since they cannot imagine using the internet or private IP networks for secure HD broadcast signal transmission. However, JVC Professional and Zixi have formed a partnership to push forward this approach.

Compared to conventional transmission methods, the advantages of IP broadcasting technology take full effect in the field and make live video data transfer easier. In particular, ENG and EFP applications benefit from minimised technical effort, large cost savings, easy handling and more efficient workflows. Furthermore, signal transmission is secure and lossless, with minimal latency.

The first result of the cooperation between JVC and Zixi is an integrated IP broadcasting solution included on the JVC GY-HM650, GY HM850 and GY-HM890 camcorders, meaning there’s no need for any additional equipment. JVC will exhibit cameras featuring Zixi technology at IBC this year, on stand G30. On 12September Gustav Emrich, JVC’s European Product Manager, and Israel Drori, President and Founder of Zixi, will give a joint presentation – this event will take place at IBC Content Everywhere Cloud Solutions (hall 3 stand A19), an area dedicated to cloud technology that is free to attend.

Zixi’s streaming technology applies advanced content-aware error correction to compensate packet loss, which may occur during data transmission via wireless internet connections. In this operating mode, the decoder dynamically analyses internet link performance (Link Monitoring) and ensures that the camera will make bandwidth adjustments.

If necessary, data packets are transmitted again with resultant latency being kept within tight limits. This advanced forward error correction is able to reliably compensate jitter and packet loss, up to 30 percent. By doing this, stable data streaming under difficult conditions is ensured – even if signal detection of conventional systems fails. For safety reasons, LCD monitor and camera viewfinder display streaming status and signal quality. On the receiving side, only a Zixi-compatible decoder or server is required.

Using Zixi services, additional features such as time shift streaming, cloud-based recording and playback from the data cloud are also available.

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