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PlayBox NEO announces Capture Suite Multi-Channel Ingest Solution

September 9, 2020 | By

Capture SuitePlayBox NEO has announced Capture Suite, a new ingest solution to help increase efficiency for television networks, post-production facilities and playout centers that uses a client-server architecture that can accommodate almost an unlimited number of channels.

Users can handle the entire ingest process using a standard web browser with all the operations needed to control multiple ingest channels, including functions like input selection, ingest presents and file-naming with just a single click. Capture Suite allows easy access to input and output configuration, including previewing video content and audio levels using its built-in multi-screen display.

Capture Suite provides the processing flexibility needed to handle the many file formats currently in common use across the industry, including ProRes, XDCAM IMX, XDCAM HD, XAVC, MPEG2, H264, HEVC, DNxHD, DNxHR and DV codecs, as well as industry format containers, such as MXF, MOV, MP4, TS, PS. Closed-caption data can also be ingested and each ingest instance can produce two main encodings in real time, each with proxy video, multiple audio and video formats, multiple frame-rates, multiple resolutions, and multiple audio mappings.

Capture Suite handles all the required video, audio and ancillary data conversions internally without needing any external processor. Currently available inputs are BlackMagicDesign Decklink, AJA Corvid 44/44-12G and NewTek NDI with other input types available soon. It also allows a single input source to be distributed to one or more outputs with identical or different frame rates and resolutions. This allows it to function as a standards converter or to interface between NDI and SDI and vice versa.

PlayBox Neo CTO Stanislav Petkov said in a statement:  “Efficient ingest management is vital to every organization active in TV content sourcing, processing and distribution. Broadcasters have to deal with receiving content from multiple live sources on a daily basis. Capture Suite elevates ingest to an entirely new level. It is a multi-channel multi-server live ingest solution supporting a wide range of codecs and containers. The ingest operator controls all available ingest servers from a single user interface, ensuring very high efficiency.”

“Capture Suite has been developed by the same design team as our best-selling AirBox Neo and Cloud2TV product ranges, building on their proven experience in creating industry-leading broadcast media playout solutions,” added PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev. “We are confident that it will meet the needs of existing AirBox Neo operators as they expand to meet the ever growing demand for TV services, and those of third-party system users looking to enhance their ingest resources.”

You can learn more about Capture Suite at PlayBox Neo’s website.

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