03.24.2008 08:55 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Orad to unveil Portal Media Center

Orad will show the Portal Media Center, which enables a wide variety of media types to be consolidated entirely in a 3-D environment. Live video feeds, clips, stills, 3-D graphics, text and audio are consolidated into a single playout environment.

The Portal Media Center allows TV graphics artists to create new, dynamic DVE-like effects using video formats, live or recorded, without tying up the control room.

The software knows which camera media is on the air and actively associates its assigned textual content. In addition, it harmonizes the display of all graphical media so that the production’s brand stands out in an increasingly competitive television marketplace.

At the heart of software is Orad’s HDVG engine, with its video texture technology capable of mapping video onto any 3-D object in the scene in real time. Up to 12 SD video inputs, six HD video inputs, or a mixture of each can be mapped at the same time. This technology is extended to playing open video files in their native resolution and bit rate directly from shared storage. The HDVG also supports 16 channels of embedded audio for live video input and can perform mixing or cross fades with video clips and wave files.

For more information, visit www.orad.tv.

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