SeaChange debuts next generation of broadcast systems, media library

April 15, 2004

SeaChange International introduced advanced server platforms and media preparation tools for television at NAB2004

The company showed its next-generation SeaChange Broadcast MediaLibrary 2G (BML 2G) online storage system, which supports Serial-ATA or SCSI drives in compact 6RU (rack unit), 4RU or 2RU chasses.

The BML 2G can also integrate Windows Media 9 Server to provide cost-efficient content browsing by thousands of concurrent users to potentially millions of media files.

For broadcasters serving multiple on-air channels of high bit-rate video, SeaChange debuted the Broadcast MediaCluster (BMC) 60000. The third-generation BMC 60000 node supports up to eight MPEG-2/IMX codecs (up to 62Mb/s per codec), four MPEG Transport I/O cards or three high-definition decoders.

At NAB, SeaChange also presented a range of content preparation tools, including:

  • MediaMarker, a PC-based browser/cue-marker for HD and SD MPEG-2 streams.

  • MediaDub for Avid workstations providing import and export via SDI/AES record/play.

  • MediaTransfer for Avid NewsCutters.

  • MediaPublisher for import/export of MPEG-2 files for Adobe Premiere.

  • SeaMux multi-language audio builder for Adobe Premiere.

For more information, visit: www.schange.com.

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