|Issue: Monday, April 16, 2007
OMNEON SHOWING I/O, SERVER AND TRANSCODING SOLUTIONS
By: Marc Loftus
VEGAS – Sunnyvale, CA’s Omneon (www.omneon.com)
is at NAB with a number of new products, including next generation media I/O
devices, a new media server platform for smaller operations, and a grid-based
MediaPort 5000 Series is designed for HD ingest and debuts with the 5300 model
- a multi-rate MPEG2 HD encoder. The unit incorporates hardware codec
technology licensed from Sony, providing support for all HDCAM XD bitrates. The
5300 will come in one and two HD-channel versions and will also support LGOP
& I-Frame bitrates, 4:2:2 & 4:2:0 color, and 1080i & 720p formats,
along with 16 channels of audio per video channel.
is a $36,000, two-rack video server featuring up to 4TB of storage and capable
of serving up to six SD channels. The unit incorporates both disk drives and
I/O modules in its compact footprint. While it is not scalable, Omneon says the
MediaDeck will, in the future, support four SD/HD channels.
is also showing a grid-based Linux transcoding application at NAB that handles
video and audio format conversion. The solution also handles video wrapper
conversion for QuickTime, MXF, AIFF, WAV, DV, DV50, MPEG2, H.264 and DVCPRO HD.
In the future, Omneon reps say the 3GPP, MP3, MP4 and Windows Media VC1 formats
will also be supported.