Ever wonder how vendors will build products for the moving target of 4K?
I have, because 4K will be made available to the public in phases, and vendors supplying the production and distribution products to make 4k content a reality must balance the need to offer products that support incremental advances in 4K, including high dynamic range, wider color gamut, immersive audio and others, without making the buyers of the equipment pay for features they don’t need.
It seems Evertz has found a workable approach in the form of the 3482TXE software-defined hardware accelerated encoder.
Announced this week, the 3482TXE adds support for ASPEN inputs/outputs and 4K HEVC encoding. A press release from Evertz quotes Abdullah Merei, product manager compression systems, as saying: “As we are at the beginning of 4K/UHD distribution, there are technologies that are currently being finalized (High Dynamic Range for example), and therefore a software defined product becomes a must.”
Makes sense to me.
More information is available on the Evertz website.