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09.19.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Omneon adds HDV playout to Spectrum server

Omneon Video Networks’ Spectrum media server system now supports the emerging HDV format. HDV support allows Spectrum users to implement a capture, edit, and play workflow that takes advantage of lower-cost HDV equipment for affordable HD production and playout.

In the new workflow, users can use a new generation of camcorders to capture HDV footage, ingest that material into an HDV editing platform such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro, and then transfer edited content directly to the server for playout.

HDV playout functionality can be combined with all of the other 4000 and 4100 series MultiPort module capabilities, including simultaneous HD and SD outputs, and SD and HD on the same timeline. Omneon’s 4100 series MultiPort modules allow HDV clips to be played back-to-back with an automatically upconverted SD clip on the same timeline. Both the 4000 and 4100 series MultiPort modules feature automatic horizontal scaling from 1440 to 1920, enabling HDV and other HD-format clips to play seamlessly back-to-back on the same timeline.

For more information, visit www.omneon.com.

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