Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture 2.0 Digitizes Tape
New features include simultaneous control and capture from four HD-SDI tape decks plus IP sources
June 13, 2017
NEVADA CITY, CALIF.
– Telestream announced version 2.0 of Lightspeed Live Capture, its
multichannel video capture and processing system. Lightspeed Live Capture 2.0
simplifies the process of converting existing tape libraries to file-based formats.
With decades of content sitting in tape archives,
there is growing concern regarding the longevity of magnetically recorded
tapes. With perfect storage conditions, tapes can last for decades, but with
heat and humidity, and less than ideal conditions, magnetic tape longevity can
suffer. Transferring master tapes to a file-based format also makes them easily
accessible and a potential source of new revenue.
Designed to provide the fastest possible tape
ingest workflows, Lightspeed Live Capture now supports high-density log and
capture, with the ability to control and digitize four tape decks at once from
a single system. Lightspeed Live Capture is a 1RU appliance capable of
capturing four channels of HD-SDI or one channel of 4K/UHD into any video
format required at frame rates up to 60 fps. Its multi-tenant design enables
one operator to control four channels, or four operators to each control a
Lightspeed Live Capture can be used as a
standalone device or part of a complete Vantage ecosystem. Vantage enables
automated capture, editing, transcoding, copying, and more, while Vantage Open
Workflows allows these processes to start early, even as files are being
captured. Lightspeed Live Capture would also function as an integral part of an
enterprise live-to-VOD workflow that includes Lightspeed Live Stream and
Vidchecker application can be used to verify video and audio quality, plus
legality and correctness for a complete archival workflow. Vidchecker can run
directly on the Lightspeed Live server with Live Capture.