In recent years, while using HDTV, the bandwidth required to transport video stream has increased considerably – especially for live production. It should come as no shock, then, that IP networks and the Internet multi-service networks of choice that support such services naturally prefer live production network.
NXL-IP55 – the next generation Live Production environment developed by Sony – will be displayed at IBC 2012 in Hall 12, stand number 12.A10.
NXL-IP55 can support up to 10 audio channels, including intercom, control signals, Tally, GPIO and gunlock, while drastically reducing the number of cables required and significantly simplifying operations compared to a conventional system with coaxial cables.
The NXL-IP55 additionally simplifies cabling for live events as well as improves the live production of sports broadcasting. It can be connected to a set of three HD cameras deployed at different points of the stadium, allowing the production team to capture different scenes through multiple cameras in HD quality.
In a statement, Claus Pfeifer, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Europe, said, "The NXL-IP55 is another great example of how Sony is helping to improve the world of live production. By working with our customers and understanding the challenges they face, we have been able to develop a solution that helps to significantly reduce operational complexity. We strongly believe that an IP based live production environment is the future and will continue to invest in this direction and work with our customers to deliver this."
The NXL-IP55 uses a standard IP link over Local Area Network (LAN) and allows users to transmit up to four HD-SDI video streams (three downstream and one upstream, or two downstream and two upstream).
TwentyFourSeven, a rental company, has become first customer of sony for this product.
CEO Kent Lundgren at TwentyFourSeven said,“We are delighted to be the first customer to have ordered Sony’s NXL-IP55, as it is truly a great product that will push IP based Live Production one step further. It integrates seamlessly into our existing DOB fiber set-up and will greatly enhance our operational efficiencies and overall image quality output.”
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo