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IP PROBE FOR UNCOMPRESSED VIDEO

The VB440 is a comprehensive set of production tools contained in a single instrument, designed to give technical and creative professionals the insight needed to complete tasks on a fixed, remote and distributed basis.

Providing the right tool at the right time, the VB440 incorporates packet analysis, content visualisation, scopes, audio and deep engineering. VB440 uses monitoring and analytical data to generate visual information that drives in-the-moment decision making: condensing a range of IP production functions into one appliance, accessible from any HTML5 browser, anywhere in the world.

The VB440 gives at-a-glance insight into the full production environment through the intuitive InstrumentView, providing analysis of SD, HD, HD HDR, UHD, 4K and 4K HDR, compressed and uncompressed (including JPEG XS), and along with ST 2022-7. This turns these monitoring metrics into usable information that informs production decisions through the intuitive display of deep engineering elements, packet analytics, content visualisation, and a range of colourmetry and audio tools.

Providing browser-based analytics access to 8 simultaneous users anywhere in the world, with the VB440 supporting interface speeds from 10, 25, 40, 50 and up to 100 Gigabit on dual interfaces, even the largest of media networks can be accommodated.

And with simple tab-based access to network, packetflow, video, audio and auxiliary, creatives and engineers can access production metrics in real time with next to no latency.

The VB440 is designed around the concept of a central appliance situated together with the IP switched infrastructure accessing all signals travelling on the network system. With up to dual 100Gigabit Ethernet connectivity the VB440 can be connected directly to a spine/leaf switched network and can therefore achieve both continuous and momentarily monitoring and analysis of individual signals for the individual users of the system.

Because user access is achieved across standard HTTPS and web browsers (and even across public internet, where network capacity is adequate), user location is separated from the core infrastructure location; providing unprecedented flexibility and thus a benefit that cannot be underestimated in the field of remote and distributed production. It achieves the work of a whole rack, whilst taking up only one rack slot, and minimal energy draw.

Instrument View

At the heart of the VB440 lies the Instrument View, giving at-a-click access to network performance and packet flow monitoring, as well as scope and meter visualisations of audio and video. Instrument View turns complex data into simple, intuitive information that directly informs production decisions in-the-moment.

Network Analytics

Ensure seamless network performance and detect errors at a glance with simple visualisations of complex data. Covered within the Status, Network and Packet Flow tabs of the InstrumentView, complex packet and timing behaviour can be intuitively understood at-a-glance through the patented MediaWindow; a single, composite graph that displays packet loss and jitter, using waterflow to represent both current and historical data that allows efficient troubleshooting and error detection, along with long-term, strategic decision making. Media metadata, deep packet analytics, signal integrity, redundancy relationships, PTP clock sync, error detection: every metric network engineers need to ensure the smooth running of their studio.

Network Flows

The flow view is intended to provide more extensive information by drilling down into each individual flow. Selecting the desired flow, extends the window to see the current status with the new window containing the MediaWindow IAT graph, packet behaiviour and other detailed and useful flow measurements.

ST 2022-7 Redundant Flows

This intuitive real-time readout shows transmission jitter and the time differential that exists between primary and redundancy channels, providing network engineers with the information needed to fine tune receivers and thus accommodate the buffer needed to achieve perfect switchover when required. Display of video, audio and ancillary packets are all selectable through quick-access tabs.

Security

The VB440 uses best practices from the IT industry to ensure continued operational stability and the highest level of protection against attack. The VB440 ensures continued operational stability using HTTPS to secure and encrypt the communications channels, thus practically eliminating the possibility of man-in-the-middle attached. In addition, server certificates and signed code updates are employed to ensure only valid software is deployed on the VB440 via the update server. This provides production facilities and outside broadcasters with the ability to architect and use remote production capabilities with confidence and ease.

PCAP Packet Capture

Designed to help engineers diagnose and communicate troubleshooting issues to engineers up and down the broadcast chain - including equipment vendors - Packet Capture gives a PCAP snapshot of all the streams of a service in order to give engineers direct, data-based insight into the problems occurring. The packet capture feature is fully customisable to accommodate rolling capture

Timing Insight

The VB440 provides three different areas of timing insight to validate that transmitters are behaving as expected. The first two reference the RTP timestamp; Path Display showing variation between RTP and arrival time, and Align Offset indicating the time difference between RTP and alignment point. In addition, the FTP Margin shows the difference between arrival and first packet read. Flow in the VRX and comparison between average and maximum packets to give insight into network burstiness are also provided. Combined, these visual insights into timing behaviour help engineers to ensure that all data remains in conformance with ST 2110 parameters and specifications.

PTP Status

Keeping tabs on clock sources in the network is vital for successful operation: without a proper timebase, separate media sources as defined in ST 2110 would quickly lose sync.

The VB440 gives a complete overview across all available clock sources adhering to ST 2059-2 on the network, including their accuracy, identity, time delta from current selected source, network domain and vendor information.

This overview is vital in securing the correct clock source presence on both the Primary and Secondary networks in the presence of various equipment that may announce itself as a Grand Master.

PTP overview also gives network status for the individual interfaces and the status of utilisation and time lock.

With the VB440 accurately synchronised to the same Grand Master or Border Clock as other sources, absolute path-delay can be calculated and displayed for the services chosen and any deviation displayed in the intuitive path-delay graph for the individual flows inside a service.

PTP is provided with ST 2059-2 clock analysis, clock source detection/listing and clock accuracy and class, providing troubleshooting and continuous monitoring of this critical infrastructure in a production network – including accurate path-delay for individual flows.

Video Analysis

Allowing camera painters, colourists and other image-based creatives to condense their workspace into a single browser, the VB440 eliminates the need for space-consuming specialist equipment, whilst providing all of the functionalities needed to fine tune images, both live and in post-production. Access a full range of colorimetry tools, including waveform, vectorscope, diamond view and chromacity. Preview your image in HDR, even on an SDR screen and scale your instruments to match the size of your available screen, and fine tune associated measures. The need for fixed equipment is eliminated with the VB440, integrating the full range of col creatives have unlimited flexibility in the way they organise their workspace, reducing rack and desktop clutter and streamlining remote broadcast environments where space is at a premium. our monitoring scopes and displays into a single browser space. When combined with Bridge Technologies’ InstrumentView kits or Widglets.

Video

Video Preview

Full video preview with next-to-no latency allows production professionals to verify that the signal corresponds with image expectations. For creatives, a range of video overlays can also be applied. In SDR, this includes zebra pattern, and in HDR, False Colour shows the nit value of every pixel in order to show the brightest points of each image.    

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Waveform and Vector Colorimetry

Including a full range of scopes that incorporate Rec.601, Rec.709 and Rec.2020 compatibility, and a waveform which supports graticule for IRE and nits, camera painters can easily address colour saturation issues at-a-glance. Unlike fixed viewers, the browser-based nature of the creative tools in the VB440 reduce the number of screens required in a workspace, whilst allowing for scopes to be scaled to the space available. Adjustment of measurement scales and line select capabilities allow camera painters to hone in on individual data points.

HDR Preview

As well as facilitating HDR data within all of the associated scope and metres – including IRE and nites graticules – the VB440 also supports full HDR preview on a non-HDR screen. This is achieved through application of a HDR-sRGB LUT which allows colourists the ability to see a preview of what audiences at home are seeing. HLG, PQ and S-Log3 are also supported, with auto-detection of HDR from NMOS.

LUT OFF

LUT ON

HLG, PQ and S-Log3

In relation to the addition of HDR functionality, the VB440 starts from the point of being able to identify the type of coded stream coming in, be this HLG, PQ, S-Log3, or a number of other standards, either through manual setting or through automatic recognition from ancillary data or NMOS signalling data. The user is then able to access any of the existing wide range of waveform scopes within the VB440 and apply them to this HDR stream. In addition though, the Graticule has been adjusted to accommodate the needs of HDR more comprehensively, including not only IRE but NITs graticules, as well as an ability to adjust Graticule sensitivity. An HDR CIE Chromaticity scope has been added which demonstrates the full colour gamut of a given video, and provides a number of options in order to suit the user’s need. Of course, since HDR still represents a transitional standard that has not fully penetrated the market, the VB440 also facilitates data and image visualization according to SDR parameters.

NMOS

The VB440 incorporates full NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 support in order to allow users to integrate its functionality into their existing workflows. NMOS - a range of APIs with open specifications designed specifically to accommodate IP video, provide the guidelines needed to allow other devices to interpret and integrate each other’s functions. Every element of the VB440 is NMOS compliant, meaning that its full range of features can be integrated into existing production workflows. This provides users with the full power of the VB440 – as both receiver and sender - whilst granting incredible levels of flexibility.

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Closed Captioning

The Closed Caption review function has been introduced in order to aid broadcasters in their commitment to providing accessible productions which meet the diverse needs of audiences, including those with hearing impairment. The Closed Caption addition to the VB440 will allow the display of Closed Captions (CEA-608/CEA-708) and Subtitles (OP-47), giving visualization of the incoming ancillary data on the output reference video, and further allowing the user to review, control and correct caption placement and characters. Alongside displaying the captions an additional ´debug-view´ functionality provides a deeper insight with decoder logs, encoding errors, field reversal warnings, and a visualisation of the grid itself. The functionality supports all of the most common incoming caption types, and thus allows operators to ensure that captions are correct before handing off the signal, adding a new layer of protection for the operator.

JPEG XS

JPEG XS delivers a similar level of compression to that of the JPEG 2000 standard – with lossless compression of between 10 and 15 times the original, but with significantly lower latency – thus allowing for responsive, real-time production of broadcasts. The ability of JPEG XS to operate across both PTP and ‘traditional’ Transport Streams makes it an incredibly flexible compression standard, ensuring exceptional image quality. In essence, JPEG XS allows for broadcast networks to do more with less. As adoption of the standard increases across broadcast providers, its integration into the suite of Bridge Technologies products represents the importance that the company places in staying at the forefront of developing standards.

Audio Metering

In OB van and remote environments, audio engineers don’t always have the luxury of their own audio space. VB440 tools are built to accommodate their needs, allowing them to work with just browser and headphones, on-site or half way around the world. The VB440 makes space for sound. Compact view that shows a high number of simultaneous audio streams, with customisable channel mapping, listen to multichannel audio through stereo headphones and gain insight into each flow with Gonio, LUFS and room meters.

Audio

Professional sound engineers

With the VB440, audio engineers are granted the ability to both hear and visualise sounds across the full production, listening to 7.1 and 5.1 outputs over stereo through any browser, whilst monitoring multi-speaker outputs through ‘room’ meters and customised mapping. Simultaneous display of different audio groups supporting 2110 channel order is also included. A full range of professional audio meters are incorporated, designed by audio professionals to meet the needs of sound engineers working on-site, remotely or in a distributed production environment.

64 channel monitoring

The VB440 facilitates measurement of multichannel audio across 64 channels within one flow. Channel ordering can be signalled as part of AC-3 or E-AC-3 bitstreams or per-stream configured channel order. The compact view shows at-a-glance all simultaneous audio flows, with customisable mapping available for each.

Audio Meters

The VB440 incorporates an extensive rage of audio metering tools, including LUFS, Gonio and room meters. Each represents true PPM long-throw meter with peak hold and proper ballistics for accurate reading of stereo audio levels. The meters have below 5ms fast attack for sharp and fast transients, and conform to the IEC 60268-18 Digital Scale.

Signal Generation

Equipped with the ability to not only monitor but also generate signals, the VB440 makes studio setup faster and more efficient, allowing studio engineers to check the integrity of all connections.

Signal Generator

By generating placeholder reference signals for each auxiliary element, network engineers can more quickly and efficiently test their studio setup, including elements that are not due to be added until later (such as incoming uplinks). Setup is achieved using the GUI itself, or through NMOS – with each element allocated a colour bar and AV ident. Covering signals for any resolution or framerate, including film frames and interlaced formats, for both SDR and HDR signals, the signal general capability allows engineers the ability to test the reliability and security of the network before even unpacking. As such, the VB440’s signal generation abilities provide the very apparent advantage of facilitating dramatically more efficient setup times and early error detection.

SR Live Metadata

SR Live for HDR technology in the context of both live and post-production broadcast. This addition is very much in line with the raft of developments that have been made to the VB440 over the past two years. The addition of SR Live Metadata capabilities represents yet one more expansion to the multitude of tools, standards and formats which the VB440 can not only monitor, but turn into meaningful and usable data for creatives to use on-the-fly in remote and live production settings.

SR Live

SR Live Metadata is a group of data required for mutual conversion of HDR/SDR contents in the “SR Live for HDR” solution that simultaneously produces HDR/SDR contents. It can be embedded in SDI signals, MXF files, and IP networks, and by combining with compatible products, it is possible to prevent setting mistakes during conversion and simplify operations. SR Live for HDR is a solution proposed by Sony Corporation which enables simultaneous and efficient HDR/SDR content production.

Post-Production

Not only one of the most powerful tools available on the market in the field of live production, the comprehensive set of tools contained within the VB440 can also be applied to the full post-production environment; video views, audio meters, waveform, vectorscope, packet analysis tools and an extensive range of other features.

Post-Production

The application of these tools significantly enhances the quality, precision and speed with which post-production edits can be achieved, whether these are undertaken onsite or remotely, since the visualisation tools can be displayed in conjunction with any editing program of choice through an HTML-5 browser. The data is output from the workstation to the VB440 over IP and returned as visual representations of analytics in real-time, just as it would be in a live production. The VB440 can easily be couple with powerful workstations accommodating 10 gigabit outputs, facilitating uncompressed and 4K editing. This dual application of the intuitive and highly usable features of the VB440 minimises the learning curve needed for the production team, allowing all team members to work with the same tools, regardless of whether they are operating in a live- or post-production environment.

WIDGLETS© API

With the Widglets API, a user can have multiple cameras with multiple waveform vectorscopes and streams via a single HTML5 video monitor view; different people in different places can view all this data, instead of splitting it by location or technician. As such: using the new Widglets API for the VB440 patently has incredibly positive implications for remote production.

HTML5 EMBEDDED VIDEO MONITOR

The technology is a Widglets™ API HTML5 video monitor for the VB440, that allows the probe to become truly multifunctional beyond its current widespread deployment for monitoring IP networks, extending its usefulness well beyond test and measurement.

This means rethinking the world of remote production. Until now, a Multiviewer has had to be run locally, but by using an HTML5 coded widglets based Multiviewer, its now available remotely with precision latency and 100% accuracy. Access Bridge Technologies Multiviewer anywhere, from your browser. Distributing images directly gives users a real remote production environment and a flexibility never seen before. Imagine physical distance being irrelevant. Imagine being able to access anything anywhere without delay – simply by using Widglets™ from the VB440.

The Widglet is a HTML5 embedded video monitor capable of full-motion, colour accurate playback of uncompressed video content with close to zero latency in a web browser. This enables a blur between location specific events and underpins the full capability of remote production. The real issue with remote production has always been the latency introduced when encoding/decoding technologies have to be used in addition to the travelled distance of the signal. Some functions can not be done with the added latency of legacy systems as camera painting; Where an added latency of 1 to 1,5 seconds will result in “overshooting” or “undershooting” iris management of cameras. Removing the additional latency will enable this time critical task to be performed remotely for the first time while adding scope functions like “one-per-camera” giving operators much needed respite from toggling signals between sources.

Another important aspect is orchestration. With Widglets one can orchestrate different working environments as easy as switching web pages. This will allow for an infinite number of setups, recallable at the blink of an eye, and limited only to the scope of the technology itself. Managing displays with inclusion of any known data source is then possible with tools borrowed from the amazing content-able creation world of the web. Imagine the possibility’s. What other technology will you be able to share real time statistical viewer data together with full-motion, real-time video for the production crew and possibly channel management?

Synchronisation is performed on the go at the receiver so that all your services, combining video, audio and auxiliary data is always viewed in perfect sync next door, or on the other side of the planet. The capabilities is endless and will truly transform the way you organise your production. Have your director viewing the same source at one location as your Technical director in a different city and your EVS operators on a third location. Everyone connected by the same accurate views.

Take a camera painter, for instance. Today, the number of cameras that can be analysed is typically restricted to a very few at a time – and with limited views available. More can be analysed – but with the need to acquire and deploy multiple space-consuming boxes.

Forget old fashioned “multi-viewer” thinking where the device itself introduce more latency to your viewing path and where a physical device is needed, with the Widglet a standard web browser is your interface to the multitude of sources. A commentator monitor, an iPad or a workstation, will suddenly manage the task without the need for SDI cabling or router control. A position for the lighting director; another workstation and the capabilities of the director to access all the tools needed, to not oversaturate, and all built in to one. When has anyone given the light director a scope of his own…

Combine this with tactile control by a SmartPanel so that you can get rid of keyboard and mouse altogether, the Widglets contain full NMOS IS-07 support, so control from any device supporting this can be performed. A commentator monitor, an iPad or a workstation, will suddenly manage the task without the need for SDI cabling or router control. The Multiviewer for Widglets API represents true versatility, flexibility and incredible form factor.

This dramatically reduces form factor for any deployment and reduces the number of components you need. Any other source of control is possible as the Widglet front-end is infinitely configurable through easy to use APIs. And then; control. You can embed a VB440 Widglet within your own application and have direct access to full-motion, low-latency video together with any function you need anywhere on your LAN or WAN structure.

You are the architect, you decide.

Aluminium Kits

The Instrument View Engine (IV), provides deep analytics displays for the VB440 Appliance. The separately designed Instrument View kits use the state-of-the-art Apple iPad Pro (11 inch), to enable the most responsive, powerful and colour accurate touch panel possible. Together with the Instrument View aluminium kit´s, advanced analytics capability and usage becomes unprecedented easy to use and can fit into any type of production environment.

4RU Rack - VESA Gas Arm - TableTop - Dual Panel

Contained within a stylish aluminium casing for an 11 inch iPad Pro, the PoE+ kits facilitates display of the intuitive, analytical capabilities of the VB440, providing a flexible, portable and stylish HTML5-based visual display of packet behaviours in a way that allows anyone, anywhere to monitor network data.

Most importantly, this ‘accessible anywhere’ approach is facilitated through the Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) technology supplying the unit directly with both its energy and networking needs. Fully redundant wired Gigabit Ethernet connection speed is enabled on the iPad Pro. Because the system harnesses this highly unique PoE+ capability, it provides unrivalled reliability, stability and convenience – and eliminates reliance on the presence of a physical power socket or (often unstable) Wi-Fi connection.

Further, by making use of a readily established and easily available iPad Pro screen type (supplied on a ‘Bring Your Own’ basis), the aluminium kits exclude the need for expensive production monitors, whilst maximizing ease-of-use through intuitive touch navigation. With ultra-fast GPU and CPU, and HDR capable retina display with high colour accuracy, the PoE+ Aluminum Kits are able to display VB440 outputs with speed and precision.

These robust and flexible solutions have been designed to support the fundamental raison d’être of the VB440; the ability to visually access and assess IP network performance and packet transfer from anywhere in the world, and make use of that information at any point along the creation chain, end-to-end, from production to distribution.  The versatility of the Kits gives it an unrivalled form factor in production environments, allowing for discreet, space-saving mounting in whatever configuration is required.Simply purchase the iPad Pro and an Instrument View kit that fits your space requirements, assemble it, and off you go.

IV-Kit 1
19” 4RU iPad Pro mounting kit with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
– typically used in engineering environments where other equipment is located, so the checking of signal integrity can be done immediately when bringing services on-line or doing service modifications.

IV-Kit 2
VESA gas arm iPad Pro kit with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
– utilized in space constrained places such as control rooms, audio engineering work areas and general studio locations where space is at a premium, this form-factor is suited to be mounted on VESA gas arms.

IV-Kit 3
TableTop iPad Pro kit with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
– a beautiful and integrated design made to be used anywhere signal validation needs to be done in office/mcr environments, meeting rooms or other situations where the tools needs to be displayed in a subtle way.

IV-Kit 4
Dual Panel 19´´ 4RU iPad Pro kit with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
– The Instrument View kit´s come with a fully redundant ethernet adapter that also contains PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability so your panel can be wired with network and power over a Cat6 A cable or with dual Cat6 A cables for full redundancy.

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PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Form factor 1RU: H (43mm (1.7″) W (437mm (17.2″) D (503mm (19.85″)
Weight: 20Kg (44 lbs)
Operating Temperature Range: 5℃ – 35℃ (41℉ – 95℉)
Non-Operating Temperature Range: – 40℃ – 70℃ (-40℉ – 158℉)
Operating Relative Humidity Range: 8% – 90% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Relative Humidity Range: 5% – 95% (non-condensing)
Power Supply: 400W Redundant PSU
Power Efficiency: 94%
Voltage: 100-240 Volt AC
Input Frequency: 50-60Hz

INSTRUMENT VIEW ENGINE
RTP Errors average, min/max per flow
IAT average, min/max per flow
Bitrate average, min/max per flow
PTP delay average, min/max per flow
Average Packet rate
DSCP QoS parameter setting per flow
Packet TTL (TimeToLive) per flow

SMPTE ST 2022-6 – SDIoIP, encapsulated SDI over IP

SMPTE ST 2022-7 – Dual network parallel redundancy

SMPTE ST 2110-10/20/30/40 – SMPTE suite of standards for uncompressed flows of Video, Audio and ancillary data

SMPTE ST 2110-22 – Compressed video

SMPTE ST 2110-316 – AES3 transport containing uncompressed PCM audio or compressed AC-3/E-AC-3 audio

OP-47/SMPTE RDD 8, CEA 608, CEA 708 – Subtitles / Closed Captioning

PTP – IEEE 1588v2, ST 2059-2 (Multicast, mixed SMPTE w/o negotiation)

FORMAT                COLOR SPACE         SAMPLE STRUCTURE         BITS           FRAME/FIELD RATE
SD
Standard Definition
480i, NTSC YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 59.94
576i, PAL YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 25/50
HD
High Definition
720p YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 23.98/24/25/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
1080i YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 50/59.94
1080p YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 23.98/24/25/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
UHD
Ultra High Definition                         
2160p YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 23.98/24/25/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
4K YCbCr 4:2:2 8/10 23.98/24/25/47.95/48/50/59.94/60

Transport Pixel Format Format
ST 2022-6 (SDI/IP) 10-bit
YCbCr-4:2:2
SD: 480i, 576
HD: 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF, 2Kp, 2KPsF
Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
        10-bit
YCbCr-4:2:2
All VSF TR-05:2018 formats:
720p Format Group                                      
1080i Format Group                                     
1080p Format Group                                    
UHD-1 SDR Format Group
Any resolution <= 4K (4096×2160) combined with any frame rate <= 60 fps
Any resolution <= 8K (8192×4320) combined with any frame rate <= 15 fps
ST 2110-22 JPEG XS 8-, 10-, 12-, 14- or 16-bit
YCbCr-4:2:2.
4K license (standard): Any resolution <= 4K (4096×2160) combined with any frame rate <= 60 fps.
8K license (special interest): Any resolution <= 8K (8192×4320) combined with any frame rate <= 60 fps

All formats support Rec. 601. Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020 color spaces using SDR, HDR PQ, HDR HLG or HDR S-Log3 transfer characteristics

SAMPLE RATE                                          BITS                                                                 CHANNEL ORDERING
SMPTE ST 2022-6
(SDI over IP)
48 kHz 20 Mono, Stereo, Quad, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz 24 Mono, Stereo, Quad, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround
48 kHz 32-bit float from AC-3/E-AC-3 Mono, Stereo, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround
SMPTE ST 2110-30 (AES67) 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz 16/24 Mono, Stereo, Quad, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround
88.2 kHz, 192 kHz 16/24 Mono, Stereo, Quad, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround
SMPTE ST 2110-31 (AES3 over IP)                 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz 16/20/24 Mono, Stereo, Quad, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround
48 kHz 32-bit float from AC-3/E-AC-3 Mono, Stereo, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround

Transport Word Length/Codec                                                                                    Sample Rate
ST 2022-6 (SDI/IP) 20-bit 48 kHz
24-bit 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz
ST 2110-30 (AES67)  16-bit, 24-bit 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz (standard)88.2 kHz, 192 kHz (non-standard)
ST 2110-31 (AES3/IP) 16-bit, 20-bit, 24-bit PCM encapsulated in 32-bit subframes 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz
ST 2022-6 (AES3/SDI) ST 2110-31 (AES3/IP)                  Compressed AC-3/E-AC-3 48 kHz

Source                                                 Destination/Browser                   Mixing rules
Stereo (ST) Mono M = 0.5(L + R)
Stereo (ST) Stereo Passthrough
Quad (U4) Stereo L = 0.5(L + L s)                                            
R = 0.5(R + Rs)
5.1 Surround (51) Stereo L = L + 0.5(C + L s)                                     
R = R + 0.5(C + Rs)                                  
The subwoofer (LFE) channel is lost
7.1 Surround (71) Stereo  7.1 → 5.1 → Stereo
Quad (U4) Quad Passthrough
5.1 Surround (51) Quad  L = L + 0.5C                                               
R = R + 0.5C                                               
L s = L s                                                    
Rs = Rs                                                     
The subwoofer (LFE) channel is lost
7.1 Surround (71) Quad  7.1 → 5.1 → Quad
5.1 Surround (51)        5.1 Surround Passthrough
7.1 Surround (71) 5.1 Surround L = L                                                           
R = R                                                          
C = C                                                     
LFE = L FE                                                     
L s = L ss + Lrs                                         
Rs = Rss + Rrs

Additional mixing rules are supported on request. Channel ordering is derived from AC-3/E-AC-3 metadata, NMOS SDP or the per-stream configured channel order

Transport                                                          Specification                                     Comments
ST 2022-6 (SDI/IP) ST 272 1-16 audio channels over SD-SDI
ST 299-1 1-16 audio channels over HD-SDI
ST 2022-6 ST 2110-40 ST 12-1, ST 12-2 Time and Control Code
ST 334-1 Closed Captioning (CEA-708) CDP
ST 352 Payload Identification Codes
ST 2010 SCTE 104 Data
ST 2016-1, ST 2016-3 AFD and Bar Data
ST 2031 DVB/SCTE VBI Data incl. EBU Subtitles
ST 2108-1 HDR/WCG Metadata
OP-47/RDD 8 OP-47 Subtitles
SR Live Metadata Sony SR Live for HDR
ST 2022-6 (AES3/SDI)
ST 2110-31 (AES3/IP)
ST 337 AC-3 and E-AC-3 compressed audio

JT-NM TESTED SMPTE ST 2110 AND NMOS/JT-NM TR-1001-1

The JT-NM Tested Program again offers documented insight into how vendor equipment conforms to specific SMPTE standards, AMWA NMOS specifications and selected real-world scenarios. The JT-NM (Joint Taskforce on Networked Media) is a self-coordinating group of industry bodies working together on the development of IP technologies for professional media systems. Admin Group Members include the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union(EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE©), and the Video Services Forum (VSF). WEBSITE

August 2022
2022 NMOS/TR-1001 Catalog DOWNLOAD

August 2022
2022 SMPTE ST 2110 Catalog DOWNLOAD

VB440 IP PROBE

VB440-Appliance – High-Performance appliance for Instrument View analytics of ST2110 and ST2022-6, capable of dual stream analysis of complete ST2022.7 redundancy analysis
– Dual 100G QSFP interfaces for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G 100G connectivity
– 40Gbps data rate
– Two simultaneous Instrument View (IV) users

VB440-40Gbps-OPT – Additional 40Gbps analysis capability spread across the dual interfaces for a total of 2x60Gbps data rate when utilising ST 2022-7 redundancy. (Maximum bandwidth on one interface is 80Gbps)

JPEGXS-OPT – The JPEG-XS option enables monitoring and analysis of the ST 2110-22 standardised low-latency compression JPEG-XS streams (up to 8 in total)

GEN5-OPT – The Signal Generator allows for placeholder reference signals to be generated and test network performance when setting up a studio, OB Van or production environment. Ability to generate up to 5 signals

IV-OPT – Additional IV licenses (up to 8 in total)

IV-KIT-1 – 19” 4RU iPad Pro mounting kit with PoE (iPad Pro 11‑inch model, not included)

IV-KIT-2 – VESA gas arm iPad Pro kit with PoE (Arm and iPad Pro 11‑inch model, not included)

IV-KIT-3 – TableTop iPad Pro kit with PoE (iPad Pro 11‑inch model, not included)

IV-KIT-4 – Dual Panel 19´´ 4RU iPad Pro kit with PoE ((2 x iPad Pro 11‑inch model, not included))

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