A Set of Signal Processing Resources Tied Together with a Flexible Routing Matrix
Imagine this. You're out in the field. You've just been handed a variety of signals, in different formats, and you're expected to input them, switch, and dissolve them live; convert them to a standard format for distribution; and now the producer wants live streaming AND to take in an MPEG encoded signal coming from another location. How many different processors are you going to need? How about one!
High Quality, High Profile MPEG Encoder/Decoder
The new BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with MPEG Encoder/Decoder integrates a powerful set of features alongside a built-in high quality, high profile MPEG Encoder/Decoder. Now it's possible for users to hook up SDI, HDMI, or Fiber baseband, and MPEG, or DVB-ASI encoded signals without worrying about timing issues, convert them to a common standard definition or high definition format as simply as selecting a source and pushing the TAKE button, intercut or dissolve them seamlessly to a very high quality MPEG encoder for realtime streaming, while simultaneously sending them to SDI or HDMI destinations. All this in a device the size of a paperback novel.
The BrightEye NXT 450's new encoding functionality produces simultaneous transport streams including one high-resolution and one low-resolution unicast stream, one multicast stream, and a DVB-ASI stream. Sources can be seamlessly routed to the encoder that outputs the various streams to an RJ-45 Ethernet connector on the back of the unit. The DVB-ASI formatter produces a DVB-ASI format stream that can be sent to a BNC or Fiber port for distribution.
The BrightEye NXT 450 also includes an MPEG decoder. Gigabit Ethernet can be received via the RJ-45 connector as either unicast or multicast, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 decoded to 3G, HD, SD SDI with embedded audio, and can be mixed or intercut with other sources connected to the router. Decoded and encoded video can be seen in realtime and full motion on the LCD display on the front of the unit. The full duplex codec allows simultaneous use of the encoder and decoder.
Convert While You Route With Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters
The new BrightEye NXT 450 allows format conversion to take place while routing signals to destinations. Now, various formats of high definition and standard definition content can be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to destinations. Standard definition sources can be up converted to high definition as part of the routing process, as well as cross converting from one HD format to another. All you have to do is select a SMPTE standard for a particular destination, and all sources routed to that destination will be converted to that format automatically. Imagine dissolving cleanly between a standard definition source and a 720p source with a 1080i output all at the touch of the TAKE button.
Instantaneous Clean Switching and Mixing
The new BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with U/D/C conversion and Clean and Quiet Switching cleanly and instantly switches or dissolves your sources. The output switches instantaneously, never a glitch or pop. Feed the NXT 450 with cameras and other sources and take the output to air or to production equipment. The built-in frame synchronizer provides two clean-switched outputs. Great for fly packs, ENG trucks and aircraft, or anywhere you need a small router, this new BrightEye has incredible power in a small 1RU high by 1/3 RU wide footprint. The exclusive front panel LCD displays realtime full motion video of your router sources.
NOTE: BENXT-450 comes with a power supply