LONDON — Sohonet (www.sohonet.com) has added new features to its realtime review tool, ClearView Flex. Users will now benefit from increased color quality of streaming sessions with 4:2:0, 10-bit color and enhanced, surround sound, thanks to support for 5.1 audio. The 5.1 surround sound will be supported on Apple TV, with any viewers in the session joining on other devices receiving a downmixed stereo feed. Those inputting 10-bit color video content to their Flexbox will have their content delivered to viewer devices at 10-bit. If a viewer’s device is capable of 10-bit color, the viewer app will display content at this bit-depth.
“Prior to the pandemic, our approach to support for ‘critical review’ output from our ClearView service made a broad assumption that a professional facility would be involved,” says Chuck Parker, CEO and executive chairman at Sohonet. ”But, early in the pandemic, we realized this assumption was no longer valid in a world where social distancing requires fewer people in creative suites. These latest features address key challenges creatives face while working remotely and looking for better color and audio during their live remote streaming sessions.”
Sohonet has been working in concert with the leading studios and content creators throughout the pandemic to develop new features to meet the changing work habits of creatives now working from home. Both features have been put through testing and are now available with ClearView Flex Pro packages and Weekly Plus go credit users. There are also updated versions of the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV apps.