UHD-Channel Video Production Server and 4K Channel Playout

Evolutive UHD playout with embedded graphics and HDR support

XAVC-I / AVC Intra pivot files VDCP or REST API driven HDR support and signalization; PQ and HLG Quad 3G-SDI outputs [or 12G-SDI option]
General Details
UHD-Channel is the first product issued from the newest BBright’s B-Media software-based video processing architecture. Based on BBright’s legacy of ease of operation, intuitive GUI design, cost effective Ultra HD solution, B-Media video architecture will change the perception typically associated to UHD complexity.

UHD-Channel adds workflow flexibility for interfacing with an external automation, logo insertion, various HDR video format playout and signalization, advert replacement. Playout server clearly indicates the missing content and deliver the necessary As Run Logs.

UHD-Channel secured solution delivers the expected reliability and availability in any conditions for 24-7 continuous Ultra HD playout operation.BBright’s advanced software-based processing enables the daily delivery of pristine video and audio quality for the most demanding Ultra HD workflows and channels.

 BBright-UHD-Channel diagram (1500 x 419pix)


Ultra HD Pivot Format Source

  • Video Codec:
    – XAVC-I (up to class 480), .mxf container
    – AVC / H.264 Intra only, .mp4 container
  • Audio Codec:
    – PCM / AAC-LC, HE-AAC (v1 or v2) / MPEG-1 Layer II
    – Dolby(TM) Digital AC-3 / Digital+ EAC-3
  • File ingest:
    – through 10 GbE or direct playout from NAS

Media Engine – Video

  • Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p) or full-HD (1920 x 1080p) processing
  • 720p and 1080p resolutions up-scale to UHD
  • Frame rates: 23.98 to 60fps (allowing frame rate conversions for multiple)
  • Native HDR10 (PQ – SMPTE 2084) and HLG support
  • 4:2:2 chroma sampling,10-bit color depth / WCG Rec. 2020

Media Engine – Audio

  • Up to 16 PCM 24-bit/48KHz channels embedded on 3G/12G-SDI
  • Dolby(TM) bitstream pass-through or AC-3/EAC-3 decode [option]

Media Engine – Ancillary Data and Metadata

  • Time Codes (server’s time or file-based)
  • CEA 608 / 708 Close Captions pass-through and burn-in
  • External .stl and .srt subtitle file support
  • SCTE-104 marker insertions

Graphics and Color Engine

  • Multiple still logos: X / Y / Z positions with Alpha layers
  • Insertion time offsets (from start / from end)
  • HDR signalization: SMPTE-352 and SMPTE-2108
  • Rec. 709 source encapsulation in Rec. 2020 output

Output Formating

  • Baseband quad 3G-SDI outputs as standard / 12G-SDI [option]
  • Genlock (bi-level / tri-level) reference word clock input
  • Dual quad 3G-SDI outputs, on request
  • Compressed HEVC/H.265 encoded TSoIP output (On Roadmap)
  • SMPTE-2110 baseband over IP output (On Roadmap)

Ease of Operation

  • Intuitive Web-based GUI
  • Automatic content redundancy in a 1+1 server configuration
  • SNMP v2
  • Genlock (bi-level / tri-level) reference sync clock input

Playout Control and Automation

  • VDCP (IP-based and RS422) as standard
  • BBright REST API compliant with external automation software
  • As Run Log xml reports
  • Internal playout event scheduler with embedded automation
    (On Roadmap)


Hardware options

  • 12G-SDI output card
  • VDCP – RS422 control card
  • Dual SFP/Fiber 10GbE ports card