Leitch Releases HD Nexio Server

Leitch is rolling out the HD Nexio Server, featuring the first software-based agile codec for high-def video, according to the company. The server is based on a 64-bit dual processor platform that allows the integration of baseband HD record and playback into the Nexio server system.

The Nexio HD platform, NX4200HDX, offers two channels of HD output, or one input and one HD output in 720p or 1080i. The platform supports MPEG-2 and 4:2:2 profile at 50 Mbps. It will soon support other formats, such as the Panasonic DVCPRO-100 HD. Using a Nexio MTS MPEG Transport Stream server, it is possible to ingest pre-compressed HD content, which can then be played back through the HD-SDI baseband output of the Nexio HD platform.