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05.29.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Crispin’s LoRez server helps verify material

Crispin has enhanced its LoRez video server to include the capability to simultaneously record multiple streams of video and store that material in a common, centralized location.

LoRez generates low-resolution proxy clips from video assets. Users can capture and store “slates” from a variety of sources including catch servers. JPEG images of the slate or any frame for each spot dubbed can then be generated. Authorized users can search for and view proxy clips and slates anywhere on the network via AssetBase, Crispin’s database application. This verification tool provides master control operators with another opportunity to verify video assets in the timeline.

Compatible with RapidPrep, Crispin’s frame-accurate segmenting application, operators can prep and segment proxy clips from the desktop without using a video server port. LoRez frees up I/O port space and reduces activity on the server.

LoRez is packaged as a Linux-based encoder server platform and comes with a storage capacity of approximately 500 hours of proxy material. Additional storage capacity is available through near-line redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID.) It is supplied with two capture cards, which can be used for simultaneous records. The server is also compatible with standard media players and is viewable in MPEG format at one-quarter size full screen, or 320x240.

For more information, visit www.crispincorp.com.

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