Telestream has announced significant new functionality in its Lightspeed Live Capture video server system. The latest version sees the introduction of Live Schedule and Live Play functions to support the system’s existing Live Edit functionality.
Live Schedule is a Unified Schedule Application for Lightspeed Live Capture, with its web-based UI, which automates the recording of channels on a single stand-alone Live Capture server or any channel within multiple Live Capture servers joined into a multi-capture server domain.
Live Play is an SDI SD/HD playback option for Live Capture which is a confidence monitor that can play back individual files, multi-file playlists, or from a growing file created by a Live Capture server.
Completing the functionality set, Live Edit is a sub-clipping option that works with growing files while an event is still in progress to reduce production costs for live event catch-up, highlights preparation, or any media sub-clipping workflows with a short turn-around time.
According to Telestream, Lightspeed Live Capture’s differentiation from other content capture systems stems from its tight integration with Vantage where editors can begin to work on growing files just a few seconds behind live, while Vantage can be creating other media files for archival and proxy viewing.
Lightspeed Live Capture offers three different sizes and feature sets of video servers. Integrated alongside Vantage, the system targets a broad church of broadcast engineering and operations personnel from line staff to director and VP level. It actively supports those people who need to capture content from tape or from live event productions be they local or global in scale.
“It’s no accident that this summer’s Tokyo Games saw one of America’s leading broadcasters employing Lightspeed Live Capture at the heart of its live broadcast workflows, just as it was at the FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia and France,” commented Scott Matics, senior director of product management at Telestream. “We have developed a very capable live video capture platform, which when integrated alongside Vantage, puts wind under the wings of creative broadcast operations staff.”