PlayBox Neo has announced its Capture Suite network-based multichannel ingest system, which employs a client-server architecture that can be scaled to accommodate an unlimited number of channels.

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Capture Suite: Allows users to handle the entire ingest process from a standard web browser

Stanislav Petkov, CTO for PlayBox Neo, said: “Broadcasters have to deal with receiving content from multiple live sources on a daily basis. Capture Suite (supports) 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 allows users to handle the entire ingest process from a standard web browser. All necessary operations needed to control multiple ingest channels, and multiple servers can be performed quickly. Functions such as input selection, ingest presets and file-naming conventions are simple to perform. Input and output configuration as well as storage parameters are easily accessible, and video content and audio levels can be previewed easily using Capture Suite’s 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, according to Petkov. These include codecs such as ProRes, XDCAM IMX, XDCAM HD, XAVC, MPEG2, H264, HEVC, DNxHD, DNxHR and DV, as well as industry format containers such as MXF, MOV, MP4, TS, and PS. Closed-caption data can also be ingested. Each ingest instance can produce two main encodings in real time, each with proxy video, multiple audio and video formats, multiple framerates, multiple resolutions, and multiple audio mappings. Capture Suite handles all the required video, audio and ancillary data conversions internally without needing any external processor.