The latest addition to NEP’s fleet features Cobalt Digital technology for signal processing, conversion and distribution
Supershooter 6, the newest NEP’s Outside Broadcast vehicle has incorporated twelve frames of Cobalt Digital’s signal processing, conversion and distribution gear onboard.
Cobalt provided NEP with 12 HPF-9000 20 slot, frames packed with openGear form factor cards and Cobalt’s OGCP-9000 ethernet remote control panel optimized for live color correction applications. The configuration comprises 4K and HDR capable cards and supports up/down/cross conversion, audio processing and color correction. The system maximizes space with capacities such as multi-rate distribution, 3G/HD to SDI and analog down conversion, high-density coax to fiber conversion, and multi-path up, down, cross conversion to be leveraged from a compact footprint.
Other highlights of the elaborate system of the Supershooter 6 include over 100 Cobalt openGear Distribution Amplifiers from several of the Company’s card families, including the 9910, 9501, 9502, and 9410. Functionality includes dual and multi-rate reclocking, analog video looping distribution with EQ, and downconverting and output crosspoint features.
The 53’ mobile unit has numerous Cobalt 9905-MPx software defined audio/video processing cards installed. Supershooter 6 also has the 9902-UDX 3G/HD/SD-SDI up/down/cross converter, frame sync, audio embedder/de-embedder with four analog audio and composite analog CVBS video input/output.
In addition, Cobalt loaded a sizeable number of options onto the cards for NEP including presets to convert SDR to HDR and back, 3D LUTs, 4K color corrector software, RGB color correction with gain, lift and gama chroma and luma clipping.
“NEP was Cobalt’s first customer when the company launched 25 years ago and we’re proud that they still come to us for the most advanced and reliable solutions for their fleet,” said Suzana Brady, senior vp of worldwide sales and marketing for Cobalt. “NEP is globally renowned for bringing content to life, and those events must be flawlessly delivered for an exceptional viewer experience. There is no room for failure or compromised quality, and they’ve trusted Cobalt to deliver market-leading and technologically advanced solutions they can count on for over a quarter of a century.”