Cobalt Digital respond to need for multiple video feeds with 9905‑MPx multichannel processor
Cobalt Digital has answered the need for handling and processing multiple video feeds with its 9905-MPx multi-channel processor. The 9905-MPx is a next-generation advanced scaler/frame openGear synchroniser developed in direct response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths.
The 9905-MPx, an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals, is capable of handling up to four independent 3G signals in a single, dense package that provides all common broadcast processing functions without any quality compromises. The card includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers that are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to/from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The multi-path design offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding/routing/mixing/de-
The 9905-MPx’s openGear form factor allows it to be integrated into existing broadcast frames. When used with Cobalt’s HPF-9000 20-slot chassis, customers can build a chassis with up to 24 channels (six cards) of processing in a single frame, representing a new level of openGear packaging density and resulting in multi-input support and flexibility with inherent features of openGear such as hot-swappable cards and dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies.
Additionally, the 9905-MPx offers flexible audio routing, with MADI and AES support, and can serve as a full-featured audio router capable of cross-connecting any audio channel from any of the inputs to any of the outputs, as well as the MADI inputs and outputs.
“Sports and studios typically have multiple cameras that are switched/selected by the director for broadcasting,” explained Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP worldwide sales & marketing. “All these signals have the same processing requirements: they may need to be colour-corrected, frame-synchronised and, if HDR is in use, they may need to be format converted by using one of many custom 3D-LUTs. In such situations, high density without compromising quality is key. This is especially true for broadcast trucks that go to sports venues, where space and power are at a premium. The 9905-MPx is ideal for such applications. It includes all the necessary functions without any quality compromises. Every channel gets best-of-class processing without compromise and without channel-to-channel dependency. Moreover, the openGear form factor allows for channels to be added as needed. Customers can add processing to existing chassis or build a high-density video processing solution by filling a chassis with multiple 9905-MPx cards.”