Tedial Evolution MAM is incorporating a larger number of UHD camera formats to allow customers to adapt their workflows to the pace of the industry.


Tedial: Arri RAW, Canon MXF and Sony XDCam are among the formats supported

According to Tedial, although it is not yet widespread, the industry is going beyond 8K UHD and is already entering the era of “super resolution” where there are no limits to what can be achieved.

As UHD technology is already widely used in production and it is increasing in delivery, and as newer larger media players such as Netflix and Amazon only accept content produced in 4K/UHD, adoption of this technology is crucial for broadcasters to compete with newer media players.

From the media management perspective, however, UHD formats pose a number of challenges for a MAM. At medium/low compression levels, the size and number of video files grow dramatically. The technology of most UHD cameras segments during recording into 2-4GB consecutive video files and/or saves each frame to a different file (DPX, RAW). So, content in UHD formats needs a component-based solution where the different video, audio and subtitle tracks are in multiple files.

In response to this scenario, Tedial Evolution MAM is now supporting new UHD camera formats, including Arri RAW and ProRes, Canon MXF and MOV, Red RAW and DNxHR, and Sony XDCam, AVCHD and XAVC.

Tedial Evolution MAM allows users to work with these UHD media card formats directly, both in ingest and delivery workflows, performing tasks, such as saving the camera card structure and auxiliary files, proxy generation, partial restoration of multi-segmented UHD media and full delivery of the camera card.