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05.26.2008
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New software makes CarbonHD DDR more flexible

Digital Rapids has released software for its CarbonHD Digital Disk Recorder (DDR). Version 2.0 of the CarbonHD software features a new user interface design and provides access to the complete range of capabilities offered by CarbonHD’s hardware, including JPEG2000 compression and integrated HD/SD format conversion.

CarbonHD supports both compressed and uncompressed video recording and playback, plus extensive HD and SD input format support, all in a single unit. It also offers 10-bit and 8-bit uncompressed video and hardware-based JPEG2000 compression in both lossless and lossy modes at user-selectable data rates. This decreases the cost of HD video storage while matching or surpassing the quality of tape-based compression formats.

Integrated input format conversion lets users work with HD or SD video in its native format, or convert it in real time from HD to SD, SD to HD, or between HD formats and frame rates.

A new look user interface streamlines operation of CarbonHD’s integrated software for managing ingest, trimming and playout of clips. It features the ability to combine still graphics such as slates and color bars with captured clips in playlists. Deck control and VTR emulation enable CarbonHD to easily integrate anywhere in a facility, from dub rooms to creative suites.

For more information, visit www.digital-rapids.com.



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