Abekas Intros 4K Ultra HD Mira Production Server

Abekas (Booth SL6313) has announced support for 4K Ultra HD recording, playback, and media-file import/export capabilities for its Mira production servers.

4K Ultra HD content can be recorded on Mira via a “baseband” SDI video pathway consisting of four 3-Gbps connectors or via 4K Ultra HD media files using Mira’s Media File Import utility.

Mira’s 4K-clip–transport architecture eliminates the need for operators to manually load four or eight separate “4K tile clips.” Loading and playing a 4K clip requires one clip-load and one clip-play command—whether that command is issued locally from the Mira Explorer server application or remotely from external RS422 or Ethernet control.

The 4K playback video output is provided on a set of four 3-Gbps BNC coaxial cables. Quad-Viewer output provides an HD representation of the full-resolution 4K video playback, reducing the costs and complexity of 4K monitoring in the control room.

Although the 4K Mira is being introduced at NAB, the first 4K unit has been delivered to Golf Channel, where it has been deployed to feed panoramic video-wall backdrops in the new Arnold Palmer Studio, which is used every day on the Morning Drive program and from which live coverage of the Masters will be broadcast this week.

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