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Nevion extends Virtuoso audio and video processing functionality

New capabilities enhance Virtuoso’s versatility for in-facilities and outside broadcast live productions   

Nevion, a Sony Group Company and award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that the signal processing capabilities of its software-defined media node Virtuoso have been extended with a new audio interface and additional up/down/cross conversion (UDC) functionality. These capabilities increase the versatility of Virtuoso for live production applications, such as outside broadcast or centralized processing (“glue”) infrastructure for studio, production control room or master control room operations.

A key component of Sony’s Networked Live offering, Nevion Virtuoso has been widely deployed across the globe to transport, process, and monitor signals in real-time. The video and audio processing capabilities of Virtuoso in particular are being used daily by many broadcasters in their facilities to support their national and regional radio and TV productions.

Virtuoso already offers comprehensive audio capabilities, including bidirectional AES3, MADI and SMPTE ST 2110 / AES67 IP audio interfacing. Processing features include monitoring, routing, embedding, mixing, shuffling and per-channel control of polarity, gain, and delay. With the new RPRO interface aimed at remote production applications, Virtuoso can now also interface and transport mixed digital and analogue audio signals, along with GPIO and sync distribution.

For video processing, Virtuoso’s UDC capability offers a variety of high-quality format conversions for HD and UHD with native SMPTE ST 2110-20 uncompressed video input/output. The existing functionality includes de-interlacing, scaling, HDR/SDR conversion, legalization, frame synchronization and delay. The new additions to Virtuoso’s UDC capabilities include frame rate conversion and configurable 3D LUTs for color space conversion (with a subset of BBCs 3D LUTs pre-loaded).

The latest Virtuoso media function release also includes a further enhancement to the JPEG-XS in TS (TR-07) capability announced at NAB 2023, adding the ability to handle IP-in/IP-out workflows.

Steve Hard, VP of Product Management, Virtuoso at Nevion says: “Nevion Virtuoso is obviously well-known for its media transport functionality, but it also offers exceptional media processing capabilities. This makes Virtuoso an extremely versatile media node – something that our customers recognize and appreciate. These latest extensions to the media processing capabilities of Virtuoso, cement its position as one of the highest performers for in-facilities and outside broadcast applications.”

Nevion’s Virtuoso will be on show at the NABShow (Las Vegas, 14-17 April, 2024), in the Networked Live area of Sony’s booth C8201.

Further information about Virtuoso can be found here: nevion.com/virtuoso/

 

About Networked Live

Sony and Nevion’s Networked Live is an ecosystem of solutions, products, services, and partners that combines hybrid on-premises and Cloud processing with network connectivity to transform the logistics and economics of high-quality mission critical live production.

It does this by enabling resources (places, people, and processing) to be connected, used, and shared optimally and seamlessly in productions – regardless of their locations. For more information, see: nevion.com/sony-nevion/

About Nevion

As the architect of virtualized media production, Nevion, a Sony Group Company, provides media network and broadcast infrastructure solutions to broadcasters, telecommunication service providers, government agencies and other industries. Increasingly based on IP, virtualization and Cloud technology, Nevion’s solutions enable the management, transport and processing of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., NASA, Arqiva, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT, TDF and Telefonica.

For more information please visit www.nevion.com. Follow Nevion on Twitter @nevioncorp

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