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NAB2016: Dejero unveils version 4.0 of LIVE+ Core and LIVE+ Control

Dejero LIVE+ Core 4.0

Latest version of video transport software also enables faster file transfers

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced a major new release of LIVE+ Core, the software at the heart of its industry-leading products. Version 4.0 is debuting this week at NAB Show 2016, and adds significant new capabilities to the LIVE+ platform of products including closed captioning, an enhanced congestion control algorithm, and faster transport of files.

“We are continuously evolving the software that powers our LIVE+ video transport platform based on the feedback we actively seek from our loyal and passionate customers,”

said Brian Cram, CEO at Dejero.

“They drive us to keep innovating in video quality and transmission reliability, while challenging us to simplify the transport of content from remote locations. The LIVE+ Core 4.0 release further demonstrates our commitment to helping them tackle the news and content delivery challenges they face daily.”

With closed captioning now required in many markets for live, near-live, and pre-recorded on-air and online content, LIVE+ Core 4.0 supports HD-SDI and SD-SDI feeds carrying CEA-708-B closed captioning. Closed captioning streams fed to a LIVE+ Transceiver, VSET or GoBox at one location can be transported over IP networks and output to a LIVE+ Broadcast Server or Transceiver at another location. The feature is also compatible with LIVE+ Multipoint streams when simultaneously sharing live content amongst broadcast stations.

Version 4.0 features an enhanced congestion control algorithm that responds and adapts to changes in throughput across IP networks, while quickly responding to loss in bandwidth. This provides more stable and reliable throughput on congested or constrained satellite networks and Ethernet links. The maximum transport bandwidth has also been increased to 30 Mbps making it much faster to transfer recorded video and other files from the field to the broadcast facility, helping news crews and video professionals meet their deadlines.

Also with this update, LIVE+ Core supports the new user-changeable SIM module available for LIVE+ EnGo transmitters, integration with GV STRATUS video production and content management system, and adds real-time analytics that appear in LIVE+ Control.

The software update is available at the end of April and is free to all Dejero customers with support plans.

Customers interested in updating their existing LIVE+ transmitters and servers should contact the Dejero support team at BPS on 020 8941 1199 to schedule an update.

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LIVE+ Control by Dejero

LIVE+ Control adds real-time analytics, flexible usage reporting and GV STRATUS integration

Dejero, has also introduced this week a series of new enhancements to its LIVE+ Control management system. The update, linked to the release of version 4.0 of LIVE+ Core software, has been unveiled at NAB Show 2016.

“LIVE+ Control is a powerful operational tool to centrally and remotely manage a broadcaster’s contribution assets,”

said Brian Cram, CEO at Dejero.

“With the latest update, we’ve added to the management, monitoring, and routing capabilities to provide users with even greater insights into the usage and performance of their field transmitters.”

LIVE+ Control simplifies the workflows of going live from remote locations and transporting recorded content to the broadcast facility over bonded IP networks including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet or satellite. The simple-to-use web interface allows operators to quickly identify, geolocate, and remotely control transmitters, configure on-premises and cloud servers, monitor both the mix and the health of the IP network connections, and route content to SDI or online playout workflows.

The latest update enhances monitoring and reporting capabilities, displaying real-time analytics of network connection performance and overall transmission quality for each Dejero transmitter. This information allows operators in the broadcast facility to assess the shot and optimize transmitter settings before beginning the remote broadcast. Combined with geolocation information, the success of historic shots from specific locations can also be reviewed to help plan future shots.

Users can now define, filter, and save specific reports, aggregating transmitter details and usage for historical live streams, recorded clips, and file transfers to understand utilization patterns by hour, day, month or year. Reports can be customized to focus on specific transmitters and timeframes, providing stations and groups with the level of detail they require.

As previously announced, Dejero has collaborated with Grass Valley to embed LIVE+ Control into the GV STRATUS video production and content management system. This allows users to move recorded clips from a LIVE+ Broadcast Server to the STRATUS Express server. Files are automatically transcoded to the desired format for previewing and use. Working together, Dejero and Grass Valley are simplifying the overall file-based workflow to meet the needs of news production.

Dejero is demonstrating the enhancements to LIVE+ Core along with the new functionality of LIVE+ Control right now at booth N2918, NAB Show 2016, so if you’re in the desert pop in and see for yourself.

 

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Blackmagic Tech Bulletin – Desktop Video 10.3.7

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Blackmagic Tech Bulletin – Desktop Video 10.3.7

Desktop Video 10.3.7 is available to download now from the Blackmagic Design web site at the following link:
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This update adds support for the new Intensity Pro 4K PCIe capture card. Intensity Pro 4K features capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD with support for deep color via HDMI, high frame rate HD up to 1080p60 and Ultra HD video up to 2160p30 on your Mac, Windows, or Linux PCI Express computer.
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What’s new in Desktop Video 10.3.7

  • Adds support for Intensity Pro 4K.
  • Adds support for Mini PCIe OEM capture card, DeckLink Micro Recorder.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

Mac OS X Specific

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
  • Mac OS X computer with either Thunderbolt, PCIe slot or
    USB 3.0.
  • 4 GB of system memory.

Third Party Software Support

  • DaVinci Resolve 10 and 11
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion 4
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and earlier
  • Autodesk Smoke 2013
  • Avid Media Composer 7 or 8
  • Avid News Cutter 11
  • Avid Symphony 6.5
  • Avid Pro Tools 10 and 11
  • The Foundry Nuke

Windows Specific

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows computer with either Thunderbolt, PCIe slot or USB 3.0 port.
  • 4 GB of system memory.

Third Party Software Support

  • DaVinci Resolve 10 and 11
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and earlier
  • Avid Media Composer 7 and 8
  • Avid Media Symphony 6 and 7
  • Avid News Cutter 6 and 7
  • Sony Vegas Pro 9
  • Fusion 7
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • Cyberlink Power Director
  • Nero Video 2014
  • VLC

Linux Specific

Minimum System Requirements for Linux

Basic system requirements:

  • 32 bit x86 running Linux 2.6.18 or higher
  • 64 bit x86_64 running Linux 2.6.18 or higher

A 64 bit kernel and ample memory is strongly recommended.

Thunderbolt Hotplug Requirements
Thunderbolt devices cannot be plugged in hot on kernels earlier than 2.6.30.

Supported kernels older than 3.12 require an extra step after plugging the device in. You must tell the kernel to rescan the PCI bus using the following command:

# sudo sh -c ‘echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan’

Kernel 3.12 and later support hotplug without the need for any extra steps.

Supported Distributions

This release has been tested on:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 – 14.04
  • Debian 6 – 7
  • Fedora 15 – 20
  • CentOS 5 – 6
  • OpenSUSE 12.3 – 13.1

Full release notes including installation instructions are available in the ReadMe.txt found in the downloadable tar archive.

Installing Desktop Video Software
If you have installed the drivers prior to installing any of these applications, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers. This will ensure that all relevant components are installed in their required locations.

Additional Information
Please check www.blackmagicdesign.com for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included “Third Party Licenses.rtf” document.