Cinegy has just announced that the Cinegy Air PRO 8K playout has been optimized to be scalable both locally and in the cloud. This, according to the company, enables “everything from automatic infrastructure creation to complete and orderly destruction to be achieved through easily manageable code”.
Cinegy Air PRO 8K has a GPU pipeline technology that allows 8K operations (or 4UHD or 16 HD channels) to be run on mid-size servers or AWS or Azure GPU-equipped cloud instance. In addition to character generation and branding capabilities, the GPU is also used for decoding, scaling, color space conversion, effects, mixing and encoding.
Lewis Kirkaldie, Head of Product Management at Cinegy, talks about Air PRO: “We have learned a lot about cloud playout that most others have yet to encounter. That is, in part, why we’ve already moved to 8K, not only in playout, but across our product range. We’ve applied what we’ve learned in ways that benefit Cinegy customers by integrating Cinegy Air PRO 8K with infrastructure-as-code software Terraform as well as visualization and analysis tools such as Grafana and Elasticsearch, plus Cinegy’s proprietary deployment tools and agents. These integral components are what differentiate Cinegy Air PRO from just being another app in the cloud to being a powerful tool for creating and managing an entire global playout center in less than an hour.”
“Our developers have done outstanding work to accelerate our media engine pipeline even further by utilizing the latest advances in GPU technology, which has helped to drive the optimization of Cinegy Air PRO. As a result, Cinegy customers can now easily run four times the number channels on our software in the cloud that they could only three or four years ago” added Jan Weigner, CTO of Cinegy.
All new Cinegy products will be at 2019 NAB Show.