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Picturall at ISE2017

Picturall at ISE2017

The Netherlands - Finnish media server specialist, Picturall attended a busy ISE 2017 which showcased the full “Mark 2” range of updated media servers along with three very important additions: the first is a major new software release that includes support for Apple Inc.’s ProRes video codec and a new web configuration tool; second is the launch of a range of input cards that provide DP 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 connectivity for full end-to-end 4K compatibility and last but by no means least, Picturall announced the introduction of an uncompressed 8K playback option across the full range of media servers.

The new Web Configurator adds lots of brand new functionality and enhancements to what was previously Console Configurator including import and export of an existing configuration, a licence update tool, system diagnostics and support for viewing and editing configuration parameters whilst the server is running. The whole thing is packaged with an updated, modern look and feel and a simplified user interface for optimum usability.

The second major new feature is the inclusion of support for Apple Inc’s ProRes codec for all Picturall products. ProRes offers six formats that range from extreme compression to minimal compression rates and is one of the most popular codecs in the field of professional video and post-production. Furthermore, ProRes is a 10-bit codec, so it can process high levels of colour data and its Variable Bitrate (VBR) feature allows ProRes to be economical with video storage, without damaging the visuals. Using Picturall’s Hiisi Video Player and the Picturall Broadcast media server products you can also output your 10-bit video content.

New for ISE 207 was a range of input cards that provide DP 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 connectivity for full end-to-end 4K compatibility across the full range of Picturall products. Configurations of up to 4-in and 16-out are available.

Picturall now offers an uncompressed 8K playback option across the full range of media servers available in 2, 4 and 8TB formats. This important addition allows operators to use uncompressed DPX and TGA image sequences directly – no further compression is required. The system can play back images with up to 10-bit colours of 4:4:4 chroma subsampling enabling users to enjoy uncompromised video quality and skip the tedious process of optimising compression settings.

16th February 2017

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