BVE 2014: Wohler to Highlight RadiantGrid

Wohler plans to showcase several new products at BVE 2014, including the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform. Wohler has leveraged the powerful RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform to address plans by major U.K. broadcasters to require that file-based deliverables be compliant with the new DPP (Digital Production Partnership) standard. WohlerDPP, powered by RadiantGrid, is a turnkey solution that accelerates repackaging and delivery of file-based content in the AS-11 UKDPP file format specified by the DPP standard.

“BVE is a perfect show at which to introduce WohlerDPP, which is designed specifically to address the new Digital Production Partnership (DPP) standard being embraced by leading U.K. broadcasters,” says Craig Newbury, Vice President Sales, RadiantGrid at Wohler. “We will demonstrate how WohlerDPP streamlines the entire DPP delivery workflow, leveraging the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform to accelerate repackaging and delivery of file-based content. We’ll also feature additional major upgrades to the RadiantGrid platform, as well as the latest advances within our innovative signal management and audio/video monitoring line.”

New Version 8 Software
At BVE this year, Wohler also will showcase new features introduced by the version 8 series release of the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform. This release contains a brand-new media processing engine that provides content transformation at unparalleled speeds. The platform includes optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K support, and higher bit depths of up to 16-bit YUV. Launched at IBC2013, the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct video legalization option features the unique RightHue algorithm that ensures comprehensive NTSC and PAL color compliance within the file-based domain.

At the audio level, the new media processing engine parallelizes complex audio loudness correction alongside the video at speeds never before seen.

MPEG DVB-ASI and IPTV Monitors
Wohler MPEG monitors decode and provide convenient at-a-glance monitoring of program content from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, as well as 3G/HD-SDI inputs. The MPEG video monitors decode and display MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals via BNC or Ethernet inputs, while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, and PID data for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD-SDI with loop-through, the MPEG monitors also accommodate HDMI video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally. Wohler will feature the MPEG-4290, a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens; the MPEG-3270, a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens; and the 2-RU MPEG-2443 with four individual 4.3-inch screens.

AMP2-E16V Series Modular Audio/Video Processing Monitor
At BVE 2014, Wohler will present its flagship AMP2-E16V audio/video processing monitor. The monitor’s feature list is the longest in the industry, yet the product is operated with one-touch simplicity. In addition to its top-quality audio system, it features simultaneous multiformat monitoring, quick program selection, instant stereo downmix, loudness monitoring, internal channel mixing including SDI re-embedding, and audio delays, plus a wide variety of meter scales and ways to view meters, video, and Dolby or SMPTE 2020 metadata.

The AMP2-E16V offers Dolby Zoom, Dolby E line position, and CRC error monitoring, as well as automatic system configuration based upon signal inputs, 32 complete system configuration presets, a complete internal help system, and Ethernet software updates. Audio processor card options facilitate easy configuration for multiple SDI, AES I/O, analog I/O, and connection to external surround systems.

AMP1-MADIe Audio Monitor
The Wohler AMP1-MADIe is an in-rack portable MADI monitor unit with Ethernet control and configuration, including compatibility with the Evertz MAGNUM facility control system. Ideal for sports production and other live broadcasts, the monitor can be connected in series with a 56- or 64-channel MADI stream to provide audible monitoring and metering of any eight selected MADI channels at once. Designed specifically for customers requiring unique functionality equivalent to a MADI audio hot-mic mixer, Wohler’s new AMP1-MADIe simplifies rapid selection and monitoring of MADI signals in fast-paced, live-to-air production environments. Two models will be on display, demonstrating support for either multimode or single-mode fiber connections in addition to standard copper on BNC. Each model will also convert fiber to BNC and vice-versa.

AMP1-16M Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Audio Monitor
Wohler’s new AMP1-16M dual-input SDI audio monitor provides high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in two 3G/HD/SD-SDI streams at an attractive price point. The 1-RU system de-embeds and provides metering and monitoring of any or all of the 16 audio channels in the selected 3G/HD/SD-SDI stream. It assures intuitive operation and clear display of levels and other critical information using bright 2.4-inch LED-backlit LCD displays, enabling one-touch monitoring and summing of any selected channel pair(s) such as built-in speakers, headphones, or XLR-balanced analog outputs.

The AMP1-16M monitor features a number of convenient capabilities including remote access for setup and storage of user-defined presets via Ethernet and USB connections, along with gain adjustment/trim on individual audio channels with the ability to assign channels as left, right, or center (both) to the internal audio system and the analog outputs. It offers both pass-through of each SDI input and a reclocked output of the selected monitored SDI stream.