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IdentBox

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Advanced audio and video identing

Once you have a perfectly timed test pattern generator, there’s even more that can be done visually to benefit those in the MCR or OB. IndentBox provides a visual cue on a test pattern and confers the ability to test all the visuals and coms before broadcasting to prevent the possibility of live, on air grief.

Text overlaid on a test pattern can be used to indicate what is about to be shown, where, and from what camera. This is extremely useful for those at the other end, where they have loads of feeds coming in. Even for the best and most experienced professionals, even more so with the advent of remote production requirements, it’s easy to get confused. So a visual cue on a test pattern that says exactly what’s in the can is a subtle, but substantial benefit. The content has yet to be captured and broadcast, but to test all the visuals and coms beforehand is invaluable.

Instead of having someone standing in front of a camera to take readings from, IdentBox provides you with a verified, perfect test pattern that in turn enables you to measure and confirm the veracity of your link before you even start sending video or audio signals down it. Knowing that your links are solid is a fundamental parameter of any broadcast, and we make it much easier, many times faster, and with complete reliability.

Test Tones

Audio tones are easily configurable per channel. Just choose GLITS, BLITS, or continuous tones. Tones can also be conveniently generated as encoded Dolby. All tones are precisely generated at 24 bit resolution.

Audio Idents

No need for the time consuming and inflexible pre-recorded sequences; our text to speech synthesis handles it all for you! You can insert phrases onto the audio outputs at regular intervals and create common prefixes with staggered leg ident to identify channels without the idents talking over each other. All of this is configurable via simple text entry through the web interface, and applied within seconds.

Test Patterns

Once you have a IdentBox you will not need another TPG! Whether you want plain bars, sweeps, ramps, pathological, RP219 bars or even High Dynamic Range (HDR BT2111) our flexible TPG will do the job.... and if the pattern you are looking for is not there, we are happy to add patterns for our valued customers.

Text Ident

Designed for clear readability and contrast. Our text ident generation boasts tidy anti-aliased text with a neat outline for clear display against any background. A range of available fonts, sizes and colours get your line identification across.

Logo/Bug Insertion

Customise your source with a logo or other graphic. Logo insertion allows you to upload and place your graphic keyed into the source.

Video Output

Our SFP based interface gives our customers the flexibility to output video in any form they choose; copper, fibre or HDMI. Up to 4 SFP can be fitted to provide 8 test pattern outputs at SD/HD or 3G. These outputs can also be used for quad-link 4k.

2SI Quad-link routing indication

Easily identify faults with the routing of Quad link 2SI video with the on-screen routing indication.

Genlock

Lock the video output to Black&Burst or Tri-Level house references.

Web Interface

Simply type the IP address of your IdentBox into a web browser and set it up! This clear and compact interface can be used on any PC, Mac and touch screen device.

 

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