Among the new products set to be showcased on the Cobalt Digital stand are the 9992-ENC HEVC encoder and 9992-DEC decoder for openGear frames.

According to the company, this is “a cost-effective choice for contribution, distribution, ENG and streaming”, and offers customised I/O options and extensive audio support. A pay-as-you-go licensing structure means users only pay for required features when needed.

Cobalt will also demonstrate the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) protocol, which was unveiled at IBC2018. Already available in some Cobalt encoders and decoders, RIST allows for low-latency transport of broadcast video content over the internet with no packet loss, reducing the need for costly dedicated links.

Integrated with Technicolor’s HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) software, Cobalt’s 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor card allows mobile production truck operators to seamlessly use SDR cameras, graphics and other equipment to produce HDR footage for 4K and HD live sports.

Technicolor’s technology also reduces transmission costs by generating a single layer video stream that distributes SDR and HDR content using dynamic metadata (SL-HDR).

As a result, the company claims that the 9904-UDX-4K not only reduces the need for new HDR equipment, it can eliminate the need for separate trucks for SDR and HDR productions.

Other recent Cobalt openGear cards set to be at IBC2019 include the 9914 Series of distribution amplifiers with support for 4K 12G-SDI sources, as well as the 9971 Series of 4K multiviewers, among them the 9971-MV18-4K with 18 SDI inputs.

Cobalt Digital is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 10.B44.